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  1. Thanks @triplem. Although knowing Cho SeungWoo (yes I researched him intensively after SF1 ), he doesn’t like to do dramas with live filming. He much prefers pre-production. So even if it says airing in July, they may film much earlier. CSW is doing Sweeney Todd the musical right now...that finishes end Jan 2020 so maybe filming will begin in earnest then. LMH’s drama has already begun filming...so it’s probably pre-produced as well.
  2. The best kind of news for a fan. Appreciative idols and the satisfaction knowing they “get” your gift (the meaning behind it). 776
  3. Yeah. For me the triad of logos, pathos and ethos needs to be there for me to keep invested. Currently the writer is hitting the audience with pathos overload... so much so that the logos suffers...and ethos doesn’t even get a mention much. But I am willing to overlook the lack of ethos IF the drama steadies itself in the logos department. I get that Kang is our tragic male lead alright? I don’t need anymore convincing? Just give him a break already? I mean the man is obviously on a mission? He was supposed to join his mother in the afterlife when he flatlined in Libya? BUT he chose to come back to complete that mission so I want him to start making some headway. When the previews showed an accident scene I was totally expecting it to happen as he was driving her out of the fishing spot and he was falling asleep at the wheel...that would’ve been the logical place for the accident to happen...and then he pulls over to catch a nap? And then the truck hits them? That didn’t make sense. . What’s worse...it’s a hit and run? So I guess the truck driver never got caught? And poor Kang had to drive to the hospital? Didn’t think to call for an ambulance? He was responsible enough to pull over when he realized he was an accident waiting to happen when he kept dozing off at the wheel...but he thought driving in a car after a big accident (and he was probably concussed) was a good idea? Huh?
  4. It really does the trope overkill. I am lurching from crisis to crisis and it’s just 4 eps in? It’s not giving me a break and just ease into the drama. So I am hanging in there... there’s already been a few deaths. But because they didn’t really build any attachments for me...it’s just sad but not so sad that I weep? You have to suspend belief a lot in it...but the acting is good so that’s keeping me watching. I will give it another 2 eps and then reconsider if I want to keep going with it. It’s just given us too much too soon with no breathers...so it’s sort of hard to get invested in the characters if that makes sense? It’s getting to the point where it’s getting old? I mean I get that the main lead’s life is just tragic okay? I don’t need anymore convincing? So just give him a break already? 764
  5. Yeah me too. It’s all getting too dramatic for me. The shopping mall collapse, the “evil” family Kang has to live with, MS’s death so soon after his introduction, the truck of doom (Note to self : never drive a car in Korea...none of them seem to be fitted with airbags ), the residual hematoma leading to a drastic career change, running away to Greece... I need some sort of normality to resume in the drama for me to sit back and enjoy it. Thus far I have been lurching from one crisis to another. There’s only so much I can take...plus...it’s Christmas (like MS reminded us)? .
  6. Ditto ... especially when ur a neurosurgeon? Whoops... my hand shook when I was trying to cauterise a blood vessel. And of course the truck of doom..: Ditto . Probably slow burn. The first few minutes of Ep1 had him running to find her again in Greece? So I am anticipating lots of angsty being apart until the penny finally drops.
  7. That’s the only thing that would make sense. Kang doesn’t strike me as someone hell bent on revenge. Nor does he have some chip on his shoulder and feels the need to prove himself (unlike his step brother Jun). Jun’s parents are doing him (Jun) no favours by trying to “protect” him and swinging the odds to benefit him. He doesn’t look like he wants it either. In fact it frustrates him more because it makes him feel even more incompetent. To his credit he wants to “beat Kang” on a level playing field. So no one can argue that he did it because he had “luck” on his side. So Kang hanging in there may have to do with what @mathildafc has suggested. Dignifying his mother’s life by giving her some status posthumously.
  8. Wow Sejabin. Why do you even need to watch KDrama? Your real life takes the cake. KDrama pales in comparison. No one thought to call security or ring the police? Just watched and filmed it on your phones? 740
  9. yeah I am trying to figure that out too? Is it revenge (he wants to take them down before he leaves)? Or is it because he needs to earn enough capital so he can walk away and start a restaurant of his own? Did I miss something?
  10. @Sushimi Negative. Imposter. 722
  11. Her name is Kim HyeJa (the same as her character in the drama). The whole drama was a tribute to her. Lots of little references about her career scattered throughout the drama... the ads she did when she was younger, the friends she had (has). This 720
  12. @triplem it was SO clever wasn’t it? Last few eps did a lot more explaining and resolution. It was beautiful right to the end. So hopeful 710
  13. Those 2 dramas should never be in the one sentence...Lookout...incoming... @Dhakra 694
  14. Yes I feel that too. I think she turned down Terius Behind Me because the female lead in that had a backstory where her husband died and at that time it was coming up the first anniversary of the death of her boyfriend. I always thought it was odd that she was the one to carry his picture and lead the funeral procession. That was usually the responsibility of the spouse or close family member/best man. It put her right in the spotlight which I felt was horribly unfair for her to be forever burdened with that. She picked up Your Honor instead of Terius. And that in itself was pummelled with all sorts of side issues which detracted from the drama because Yoon ShiYoon was main lead and he was the one who took on the spot vacated by her bf in 2D1N. I always felt she buried herself in university/work to try to get away from having to face the grief. And that post on Instagram was obviously a moment when it all came crashing down. I am glad LJH took on the role as SHoon. Acting with someone who knows your history and is responsive to how it could possibly affect you off screen is always assuring. I think that could be why he seemed more attentive than usual during the BTS in the scenes with her. Love him for that .
  15. Yes I noticed that. I don’t believe Jun actually hates Kang. He just always feels like he needs to measure up to his grandmother...no thanks to his Super pushy parents. and a grandmother who thinks that pitting the boys against each other gives them a “competitive edge” . Jun can’t get angry with his parents or his grandmother so all that pent up frustration from being constantly pressured to excel has to be directed somewhere...and he directs it at Kang. Same with the dog. He was an angry little boy with nowhere to direct that anger. When a child is constantly seeking approval from his parents who only dishes out “love” when that child performs to a certain level, it makes them very insecure and angry. Kang is a “threat” to Jun. So I don’t think he actually wants to dislike Kang. It’s just that every time Kang surfaces, Jun feels horribly insecure and lashes out to prove his worth. So I am waiting for him to have an awakening.
  16. LJH welled up? At 2:05-2:08 in the video above after his final scene and he received flowers. He was looking fondly at LYY and she asked him, “Why are you crying?”. Aww... they must be good friends for him to step in and play her “husband” SHoon. Such a nice man. Hopefully they will meet together again in a lighter drama.
  17. Hmm...isn’t Cho SeungWoo in Sisyphus The Myth with Park Shin Hye too? How will that affect the filming schedule? But that one has no confirmed air date yet, so he’ll probably do SF2 first?
  18. That would fit with his personality thus far. He’s always been the supportive friend for Kang.
  19. See I am not so sure about this. He seemed fine around his friend? He doesn’t remember her as the little girl at his mother’s restaurant. She made that link herself because she went back to look for him and found out his name. He knows nothing about her as the little girl...no name. She looks familiar because he met her back at the hospital. But he’s a doctor, and it’s not like she’s one of his patients (she didn’t have neurological problems that he had to perform surgery on) and their meeting at the hospital was brief. Doctors are always tired and they meet lots of people fleetingly so he probably hasn’t made any of those links yet unlike her? But yes I agree, she left because she had residual feelings for Kang.
  20. Yeah that was my fav line from her. . I mean...there’s a saying that goes, “never trust a skinny cook”? More power to her for admitting to it. She’s a real woman. I think she was working towards it and she would’ve said it eventually had it not been for Kang breaking her reverie. She was just stunned that he had “come back to life”. And I believe she did tell him before she packed up and went to Greece? Or was I mistaken? That’s why Kang was aghast when MS said he wanted to eat her dumplings? He was mad that she left MS after presumably saying “yes” that night to MS’s advances.
  21. I agree. And he’s always so gaunt. He looks positively anorexic. The man needs to eat and get some sun to get some colour on his face. He looks ill. When he showed up in stills as a Dentist in Strangers From Hell I thought he looked the part. As a doctor running around in Life, I thought he looked sicker than some of the patients which isn’t great. 646
  22. 640 (I think) @staygold ”He definitely was in my suspects list! God I was suspicious of everybody on the show! ” Human rights lawyer was my top suspect (because he kept popping up right through the drama). The other lawyer with the tattoo was kinda left field. Especially when they didn’t reveal the whole backstory with the kid till so much later.
  23. Did she? She merely came out, put gloves on his hands. She made no moves to hug him. He hugged her? And when he did, she didn’t exactly return in kind? Her hands were still rigid on her side. And then he mentioned seeing someone watching them holding a bunch of flowers. So in my mind she never said yes. She didn’t outright refuse him. But she gave him lots of excuses NOT to go out with her. I think in her mind she was swayed but still unconvinced. And then when Kang showed up it made it even worse because MS just took the fact that she didn’t say “No” as silent assent and announced to Kang that she was now his gf. @Latte_Anyday yeah. I think he was so infatuated with her that the fact that she didn’t rebuff him straight up sent him delirious with joy...and with all that Christmas goodwill floating around, he convinced himself that she had come around this time. Christmas does that to you.
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