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Everything posted by KY L

  1. Here in the US, there's no restrictions or shame on getting a sperm donation for single women who can afford the IFV procedure. There are even surrogates who can carry babies to term for couples. Before watching this drama, I didn't know that Korean women have even less autonomy over their bodies in their country. The assumption that a child is better off in a broken home with two divorced parents rather than with one happy, capable parent is so outdated. Again, I'm always impressed by Jang Nara's choice in her gigs, the story is always something meaningful that we can all learn from, balanced by comedy and romance.I like that the latest reveal with Yisang tells the story from a man's perspective. It totally makes sense why his relationship ended so badly, and I'm really curious about this new development.
  2. Yeah, and I believe that is what's going to happen in the next episode. She's going to find a sperm donor. But I think she's going to choose from someone she knows. From the trailer the candidates are her childhood friend, the marketing department hobae, or Yi Sang. i just got into this drama and I like the character developments a lot! I think Jang Nara has a really good eye for cast chemistry and script, because there has yet been a drama starring her that I didn't like. The relationship development is well paced and I like that YS beginning to understand her. It might seem like a simple story at first, but it's shredding light on the pressure on women in a patriarchy. What's rare is, the character doesn't want to rebel against the norm, even so, marriage and motherhood didn't come easy to her like it seemingly does to others. And every woman must've felt the same at one point in their life. Jang Nara is really good at embodying their stories into one character.
  3. I'm glad they ease off the PPLs in this episode, and like that they even made fun of themselves with the coffee PPL in front of the police station. But I agreed with many that it seems choppy and not much happen to progress the main storyline. I don't think they can even justify it as non-linear storytelling or time travel, it's just poor editing, imo. I hope that it's just this episode. The preview looks very promising! As for the romance, when they're together it's cute, so they have chemistry... but i just don't feel emotional invested in them like the drama wants me to be. So the big dramatic scenes where they run into each other's arms or crying in each other's arms or even the last dramatic kiss, they feel like a Hallmark movie, beautifully shot but a bit empty. I'm interested in solving the mystery, though, and I like the cast of actors, especially WOH as Yeong and ES. I've been watching the drama at 1.5x speed lately, and normal speed for the more interesting parts. I recommend watching it like this for who just want to see what happens next but don't want to sit through the slower pace scenes and PPLs.
  4. me and my last braincell watching this after a long day of work... trying to make sense of this episode's reveals 1. LR using in between world to stop his aging... it seems to me that they can only let the worlds fast forward since time is slower in no man's land. It doesn't make sense how LG can travel back in time to save himself when time can only movd on in a linear fashion. Unless... LR's half of the flute opens another gate that reverses time. He clearly isn't using the gate that's in the palace ground. And with the theme of balance, it would make sense that his half does the opposite. When combined it allows the user to travel back and forward as he pleases. 2. Time-control kid/diety... so with this writer, she always plays around with themes of destiny and fate, no surprises there. But it seems that the kid is 'fiddling' with destiny in both worlds. He first bumped into JTE making her lose her ID, then he seems to have a connection with Luna in Corea. Now he's dropping big clues for LG as well. Is he the "sage" that LG recited on his sword? 3. The timestamp in the video is 5/25, that's JTE's birthday which i assume is also Luna's birthday. With the merging of the worlds, does it mean that one of them dies to replace the other? A rebirth of a new JTE who's not her, possibly Luna impersonating as her? This has been the rule with dopplegangers thus far. Two cannot exist in one world. It also seems in the preview that Eun-sup might be the next doppleganger in grave danger. 3. The PPLs are really killing the drama. I feel so bad for LMH, that he has to say those cringey lines. He's a good actor, but I can't get immerse in this drama when every other scene gets interrupted with PPLs, this just feels so silly. It's an outdated method of getting sponsorship and I hope he'll stop taking on projects like this. I like the story and it's a shame that they just have to do my man like this. I heard the show even got an infamous nickname from K-netz. The King: PPL Monarch. Okay, that one is funny, it's sad, but it's fair game when they turned their main hero into a walking billboard.
  5. I've seen fans of the show being slightly disappointed/saddened about ratings. But I honestly think the story is shaping up nicely, and have seen much social media discussion and buzz around it. So even if it doesn't generate the same amount of anticipated ratings, the show is still going to rake in earnings from international popularity. Anyway, after catching up on the last episode, I have some thoughts/theories on some of the plot points. Needless to say, spoilers ahead. 1. We know that Shin-jae's real mother is definitely being blackmailed by Lee Rim by with-holding SJ from her. But why would she give up her son? I think because her husband died early, she became a single mom and widower in the parallel world. With no financial means to support a child, she took LR's offer and sent SJ over to the other world in hopes that he has a better life there with two parents who can support him. 2. The theme of balance between the two worlds. We understand now that those who belong to one world shouldn't cross over to the other. It has dire affects on time and space. When Lee Gon and Lee Rim cross over, time does a funky thing of stopping, but who knows what domino effect this has in other aspects of time and space. 3. Lee Gon realizes that his duty as the king and owner of the flute must restore order to the universe. To do that, they need to return the people who crossed over to their own world. This is important to the romantic plot line because he and Tae-eul instinctively understand (even though he's optimistic now and she's still in the dark about the parallel world folks switching places) that their love is going to end because they can't stay in each other's worlds. 4. Combine the three plot advancement above with his tragic background, I think the time traveler who saved Lee Gon is Shin-jae. We all know that SJ has to return to the Kingdom of Corea. He's a sharper shooter than Tae-eul. His real mother was the one who stole TE's ID so maybe he's traveling back in time to right her wrongs, thus the ID ended up on him. And because he has an unrequited love for TE, he would do anything to protect her and the people she cares about, including Lee Gon. As the second lead with a sad background story, I see a strong potential for this character making the greater sacrifice to save the world. I apologize if this has already been discussed, but for once, the second-lead has a deeper, more intricate storyline. What do you guys think? Side note: The Prime Minister character so far still feels completely left out of the plot. She's still several steps behind the main couple, and with her meddling in Luna's affairs, who knows what these two will brood up. We know that LR wants to use her power, but I'm not sure if he wants to threaten her with the obviously less accomplished version of her in parallel world, or perhaps use her mom to bargain for her. If she teams up with Luna and LR, then what does that mean for LG and TE?
  6. I really wasn't going to watch this drama. It's a role he's done so many times before, and the plot is familiar (poor girl meets rich royalty and they hated each other at first). But LMH looks better than ever, and I believe the whole drama is written so he can say those romantic lines to feed our thirst. And frankly, that's enough to keep this thirsty girl interested.
  7. I also like GJ's almost confession at the end. She just needs a little push to let her guard down. I love how HJ admits that even if she never will let her guard down, he'll continue to like her just as she is. Unfortunately, the romance came too late and not enough. More brevity would've better balanced the last two episodes which were weighted down with politics and investigation. As for Song, I still wonder how his motives are connected to his wife and his sister-in-law aka S&K's other head figure. There's a shady reason why she's in a coma, and I don't believe Song's undying devotion to her.
  8. For once we have two actors who are pretty aggressive kissers. That's just my impression of them through the characters they play. I'm glad that GJ is letting HJ see a very vulnerable side of her. Of course, after that night, she's going back to pretend it never happened and for him to forget their past, find a nice wife, blah blah. Yeah right, lady, not after a kiss like THAT!
  9. I just got into this drama, and like that things are picking up around ep 5 and 6. I agree with you all, that this romance is about two people who instinctively understand each other, and they have the same obsession with the truth. Although HJ is starting to suspect that GJ isn't as cold as she appeared to be, and that there are deeper reasons why she needs to be a lawyer other than money. That he wouldn't let the past go and continues to question her motives makes it clear.
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