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  1. @40somethingahjumma It's fairly common in Korea to be a bit older as parents. They are now suffering amongst the lowest birth rate in the world. Being an older parent is still better than having no kids. With that said, we know JW is very fond of kids, but what about Gyeoul? Does she even want kids? Or would that be a point of conflict?
  2. Mmm, I would say this is happening in SeokBeen land vs. Winter Garden Wonderland hahaa. Hyunbeen's magazine spreads came out this week so naturally Yeon Seok was tagged in a few of them. Somebody was stalking in the middle of the night home late from the movie shoot? Musical practice? Night out? The account was unfollowed after 12 hours but he saw the account's stories before then hehe. Then he began unarchiving photos, which means he knows how to use IG. Here's a police report shortly after discovery: She also posted a picture with her yellow phone case earlier this week on IG. YYS had a yellow phone case during a selfie with Mido and Parasols. All yellow phone cases that existed in the world have now been purchased by WinterGardeners. Her magazine photoshoots after the cut
  3. I still haven't worked out that scene - it seemed that he was surprised by both of them? It felt like his banmal greeting was because he was surprised to see her as well? But here's SHB's thoughts about that and the other time JW spoke banmal: (I wish I could steal her brain) A possessive? defensive? fanbase. The admin of YYS seemed to be extra sensitive around the finale when WGers got upset he/she didn't translate YYS's final letter fully to include Uri Gyeoulie Hyunbinnie. There were a few upset WGers and a wave of blocks. I guess the admin snapped again last night with Anin's post of previous YYS posts and mass blocked anybody that has a Gyeoulie/SHB pic/name. I think they also prefer shipping him in RL with his Dr. R costar. This may come off as nitpicking but she's an Art Theory grad (not an artist) at a prestigious university. Nonetheless, doesn't mean there can't be a connection. I "nitpick" so I can post the following. Because of her background she was selected to interview a famous Korean artist, Ahn Kyu Chul for Harper's. And what is she wearing? Take off the blazer, you have a denim jacket and basic tee. @sillyvivian_yo89 she really is Gyeoul haha. I normally don't think much about these things but laughed when I came across this given the emphasis on Gyeoul's lack of a closet (and the fact that this was a photoshoot haha)
  4. For some reason, I see WG adopting at some point in S3. Maybe because of Daddy Long Legs? But please awkward dating! I'm sure there will be some hilarious moments of total misunderstanding/inexperience from these two. Hmm...assuming S2 will span a year, how about the two of them quarantine-ing together? Social distance no more! Here's a beautiful breakdown of Gyeoul's first surgery scene by @Boyfriendkapoor on Twitter (Open the link for the thread). I can't believe there was a beautiful summary of their relationship masked in the language they know best. This show
  5. I think she's trolling us clowns. For somebody who's been super calm and collected, just a little bit flustered for a personal question...and she felt the need to change the interviewer's question too? (Not even going there with the "lie detector" especially since they didn't turn on the shock) Haha I just remember YYS driving Seo Hyun Jin nuts in Dr. Romantic (cheesy fingers all the time). I couldn't ever ship them IRL because of that. SHB and YYS seem to have a different relationship. With that said, I bet YYS has read every single interview and will pounce on her answers haha.
  6. It's gonna be Winter Garden for sure next season from a person who knows (PD Shin) ... (Thanks to AninGalaxy - check out her Twitter, she's done a lot of great translations for the cast especially SHB's interviews) Basically Hospital Playlist is not the Reply series. The lovelines we've seen are here to stay and to flourish!
  7. @kokodus @LovelyLady SHB has done a lot of interviews saying S2 will probably start with WG together (kinda makes sense to me?). They are calling her delusional because the kiss was actually a dream and S2 will start with her waking from that dream. She's been really careful in the press: "YYS Sunbae" my favourite confession scene was Minha, my favourite couple is Uju - Mone (what a troll!) Otherwise, she's done more press than the rest of the supporting cast it looks like WG seems to be really well-loved in Korea and her profile has risen enormously. YYS was the one that had been sending crumbs...Uri Gyeoulie Hyunbinnie, selling Winter Garden in the BTS and the Happy Birthday message etc. Unfortunately it looks like he won't be doing any interviews since he's already shooting a movie so we won't be hearing anything from him. Oh well, there's always Season 2 to look forward to...
  8. Hello all! Trying to join the club. I'm a bit late to the party. Somehow knew I would love this show so I waited until all the episodes came out before I spent the weekend marathoning all the eps and the past couple of days trying to skim this thread (pass on the show's thread) and on twitter. Can I join the chorus of thanking @40somethingahjumma for all her insight? I actually thought that Elizabeth was Jeong Won and Darcy was Gyeoul myself. Maybe the maggots scene is somewhat similar to Lizzy seeing Pemberley for the first time...But definitely inspired to reread P+P! I think there's a lot of chatter about the other blog and the whole "first snow" stuff. Yes, Koreans LOVE the first snow and it's emphasized quite a bit in dramas. I'm not sure if it's mentioned previously (I was only able to skim the thread - there's a lot here!) but Christmas is also a significant date for Couples in the culture from what I've learned. Christmas is a day spent with your significant other so whenever a celebrity talks about their Xmas and spending it with friends, it's understood that they are single (this was how I learned about this). So not only was Xmas being the birth of Jesus and the priesthood stuff, but it's a day spent with your partner. And WinterGarden spent it confessing to each other. And YYS and SHB are two big trolls. I can't wait to see YYS bugging her next yr about all her answers in the interviews. And him spoiling us with crumbs. Also, I don't follow YYS too much other than in his Dr. Romantic Days..was he ever this big of a fanboy to his ship like this? I just remember him saying cheesy things to Seo Hyun Jin and her cringing at everything.
  9. She wrote the teacher cert exam for the public school system. Daechi was her second choice. She ranked high enough to go into the public school system. She would have returned to Daechi if she didn't do well. RMR's new movie is out next week, was hoping for a BD reunion given no wrap party at the VIP Premiere but I don't know if that has happened/is happening lol. A goodbye via her agency. ^^She sounds like she got a little cold.
  10. Good luck @ponderings! What a kdrama to inspire you as you move forwards in your education career. I'm currently taking a little sabbatical from my field which is similar to teaching and this drama has definitely given me a different perspective too. <- pretty much my face through the entirety of the episode. What a pair of episodes. I was secretly hoping Go Sky would transform into SungSoon a la Beauty Inside (or really the other way around) but the ending was beautiful. Lady Song leaving and telling Go Sky to not feel guilty anymore was heartbreaking. I wonder how much of that residual guilt actually influenced her into the teaching career. I'm glad that SungSoon set up the group for when she left especially given what richard simmons the principal and the School Administration lady were. Seeing Ji-Sun ah so many moments - I can't list them all. Go Sky, what a beautiful, rare, inspiring character and thank you to SHJ who admirably brought her to our tv screens. May we all be so lucky. Ratings were solid for TVN and Black Dog. Final episode was about 4.7%. I hope this drama gets some consideration for awards...especially SHJ and RMR.
  11. Wow. Episode 15 was hauntingly beautiful. I think it might have been my favourite episode overall. I loved Bo Tong's storyline and how Go Sky and Sungsoon were both affected by him, and towards him. I don't even know why, but that scene where Bo Tong tells Go Sky that he learns more in the real world than at school really struck me. It was beautifully shot and there will be students that simply don't succeed in the school environment will foster in the real world. A beautiful lesson for Go Sky to be able to let him go for what he may feel right for him. There were so many really good moments in this episode! I can't believe some of this was just shot a couple of days ago (They seemed to have just finished filming in the middle of the night). I was a bit surprised to see the screen caps of the hairup-Hanuel and seriously thought it was from Temperature of Love. I think they did the foreshadow for the final episode quite nicely. Ugh, can't wait to see what happened to SS!!
  12. They were filming on Lunar New Year. A staff posted a picture of his fashion that day and commented that RMR and SHJ teased him a bit over his attire. I think they are pressed for time given that we didn't get promo for next week's. RMR is also out promoting her new movie and invited some of the supporting class to see it yesterday. It got 4.4% for Episode 14. Yea I thought that was weird and unclear. So it looks like Principal Byun is now somewhat of an emeritus professor? I guess he's easing into retirement. And the new principal is "argh". Wasn't sure about Go Sky's indignant behaviour towards Lady Song about the kid running into her. Hey Ha Neul, if you didn't huff out of the restaurant, she wouldn't have had to chase you with the kimchi and gotten hit! It felt forced that introduced the new student that way. I wish they had been able to introduce him earlier as a junior so that we can have more empathy towards him. Felt this weeks' episode a little bit off. I'm torn between wishing they had ended last week, and liking the little turn towards having a new motivation of being a teacher. I didn't mind them not choosing a permanent teacher last week because they've been working out the theme that "Life is Unfair". I'm glad BD is highlighting those daily superheroes like GHN, PSS and even VP Moon fighting for those underdogs and less fortunate, or I guess you can say, those Black Dogs that exist everyday in our lives.
  13. I'm glad it's held steady for so many weeks. Sure, a breakthrough would have been nice but it's really tough for two women to lead in SK. I *almost* think it's a feat for the show to remain above 4% with two female leads, albeit with some starpower, no romance and a quieter pace. I think it's also a tough drama to come in the middle of it. It's about the character arcs and not so much the individual eps. I've read some inspiring reviews where former students have called up their homeroom teachers who inspired them in their youth and current teachers connect with Go Ha Neul's story and the commentary the drama presents on the educational environment. At the end of the day, I believe that's what the PD and actors have stated as their purpose. But it got 5% on Ep 12! Heeee! Lots of little moments this past week. I did love Episode 11 since we got to see the confident Go Sky. She's grown so much from Episode 1. I had to rewatch it because I thought Sung Soon implied that Go Ha Neul had the spot because of nepotism but it wasn't very clear. I'm slightly shocked that Hae Won did indeed write those messages but wow, didn't expect the nepotism to run so deep. From what I understand, the chairman is related to Chief of Admin...who is the uncle to Teacher Jang. So potentially, Teacher Jang is related to Chief of Admin? The gall of that teacher to chide her colleagues and Go Ha Neul! Wow. I totally didn't see this happening! It kinda felt like a "jumping the shark" moment when they just nullified one of the longer arcs. But I have faith in this drama and always playing with our expectations of what should happen in dramaland with what actually may happen in reallife. I loved the little moments where you saw the teachers cheering on their favourite...especially Teacher Kim. Haha, her little smile when it came to Go Sky. But I get it. I really think that if they hired HaeWon, it would have looked bad on the school. He ranked fifth of the five and the teachers were considering their relationship with him. If he didn't have the six years at the school, he wouldn't have even been considered the final two but Park Sung Soon and Teacher Moon couldn't be objective when it came to him especially with the school's subjectivity being held in question. Go HaNeul was too inexperienced, didn't pass the teacher's exam (not sure if that came into play) and wasn't vouched for by Sung Soon nor Moon. I loved the end of Episode 12. Go Haneul got the answer to her question about being a permanent teacher. That it doesn't matter whether she's a short-term or long-term as long as she's there for her students. Except its just episode 12. What are they gonna for the remaining four? Will she be a short-term next year at Daechi? And I almost forgot Teacher Yoon's retirement and speech. Omgosh. Crocodile Tears. That was beautiful. What a poignant lesson to us all. She was indeed a gem.
  14. Heeeee @Fabbo I just typed faster than you do! Definitely agree with you on SHJ and TBI. It also helped that she had a cast that somewhat matched her emotional commitment (IMOOOO) lol. I was thinking back to Song Chan Hui's reaction when Yoon Yeo-Hwa recognized her. We remember those that made an impact in our lives. As students, we remember the good teachers for good reasons and the bad teachers for bad reasons. It must have been monumental for Recruiter Song to finally get some recognition without prompt from somebody who she obviously impacted, and for Ha Neul to see it. At first I thought Ep 10 was a bit slow. Too many reviews and such that I got confused as to what evaluation they were talking about. I was beginning to think that the nepotism thing got completely lost and Ha Neul's reason for being a teacher, but I loved how they brought it back with Teacher Moon just going at it straight on the graduating students talking about going back to visit her after graduation. I thought SHJ was spot on once again. That glare she had when she turned to Jae Hyun and asked whether he had something for her to write in his student records was the moment where her naivety as a new teacher was stripped away. I also liked Sung Soon and Teacher Moon's storyline. Sometimes, we need others to get what we want or to protect the people we care for. And also Teacher HA was the one who gave 1's to Teacher Song? The end when Ha Neul was looking at her evals. We all want to be accepted in life, especially when we are working on a$$'s off. I cried with her. I'm still waiting for that duet between RMR and SHJ. Bring it TVN BTS . And Teacher Do's dance moves were glorious. Sorry to pull an old post back. I try to read a couple of reviews after each episode airs in SK. I've read a few from short-term teachers and they have all commented on how similar their plight is to Ha Neul's. And they definitely need all the support they can get. Either the writer did it, or the improvised on it...hehe.. I rolled on the floor at the beginning of Ep 10. Seriously show? Go Ssaem - you look like Seo Hyun Jin? Maybe my favourite line of the whole drama so far.
  15. Thanks for posting the lyrics. Love the melody and how the drama has been using it, but if they are gonna use an English song, they need somebody to proofread the lyrics and not use google translate!!!!!! Another good episode. Dropped in the ratings a bit but all three dramas dropped today. I loved Ha Neul putting on Sung Soon's makeup haha. I'm not even sure why but I was holding back tears for the last ten minutes of the episode. There's something so human about this drama that really resounds to me - we all have our reasons for getting angry, holding onto our pride, standing our ground to what's right etc. - and this drama highlights this so well. Everything has been playing out a bit too nicely to me (maybe other than the Banana incident heh!) so definitely curious as to what's gonna happen in the next ep. Otherwise, can't wait to see the Karaoke scene. I hope the wo-mance get to put on a duet or two!