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Jillia

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  1. kkk @stroppyse I know I'm super nitpicky about actors and dramas and stuff. :lol: It's a blessing and curse at the same time. I hope I'll be able to enjoy more dramas with YKS in the future. :wub:

     

    I rewatched the last episode and I definitely see the flaws in it. But I also have to admit that my love for the couple makes me look past those flaws. They're just too adorable and perfect for eachother.

     

    Can I also say that I'm SO glad I'm rooting for an actress who isn't afraid to kiss properly? Yes, Kim Yoo Jung is still young but I appreciate very much that she isn't afraid of moving into lead actress material. Even though it's difficult for many fans of hers since she was a kid to see her grow up. 

     

    I think she is one of those actresses who discusses a lot with her management but also with her parents, most especially with her mother who tend to be present at filming site when she was younger. So I think no matter what decision she makes, she is certainly not an actress who does a kissing scene without having discussed its consequences and so on. :D

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  2. To me this drama was meant to be a fun ride but not in terms of popularity. However I think it could've maintained the steady 3% viewership if it wouldn't have been for the preemptions. But again, in the end ratings don't say much about quality. Only very few drama with high ratings are actually also very good.

     

    CWPFN was a drama which warmed and still warms my heart. I feel extremely good about the couple and their love story. I didn't need the makjang party towards the end but in the end the beautiful and funny scenes with Oh Sol and Sun Kyul made it all up again. :D

     

    Also, this drama introduced me properly to Yoon Kyun Sang who was always praised by @stroppyse and I'm very happy he warmed my heart just like Kim Yoo Jung did.

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  3. 2 minutes ago, triplem said:

    Doesn’t durian remind you of our oppa in TOP star? Thorny outside but soft & sweet inside :lol:. But of course oppa won’t smell like durians 

     

    Who’s the durian & who’s the mango then?  

     

    @Jillia Funny story , I have not watched k dramas as long as some but Innocent Man was my first melodrama , and the first time I watched Moon Chae Won , and loved her ever since. ..

    @triplem She needs better dramas in the future we both can enjoy, together with @LyraYoo. kkk :wub:

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  4. 1 minute ago, Lmangla said:

    yes you did perfectly :)... wow 10 years, you have been on soompi? it feels like you should get anniversary gift.

     

     

    kkk Yes, I'm on Soompi since 2006. :D But I would say the first 3 years I wasn't really active.

     

    And thank you for the cake. :wub:

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    Hi everyone! I'm usually not really participating in any events - unfortunately. But thought I would do so this time. :) Because questions I can answer. kkk :P

     

    I've been on Soompi for so long - more than 10 years - even though there were periods I was less active due to no drama airing I was interested in.

     

    For me, since I live in a country where Asian dramas are not known by many people it's impossible to find people to talk to about the dramas I'm watching. So to me the Soompi community is important because we share the same love for different kinds of Korean dramas. I'm able to fangirl over OTPs and sweating over hot men exposing their abs ( @triplem ;)).

     

    I still remember vividly the "The Innocent Man" thread where I started my real active time as a member. And it's still one of my all-time favorite melodramas. :wub:

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    And now I'm going to share a yummy Swedish dessert I had for the first time just yesterday. It's called semla and it's a bun filled with a sweet almond paste and topped with whipped cream. :D

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    So... did I do this correctly, @Lmangla? :D

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  6. Hi everyone! :glasses:

     

    So I was finally able to watch the final episode and I can only echo what everyone said. Luckily though despite that the experience could've been better the final episode didn't feel like many final episodes that I've watched in recent years in which the couple only had a 2 minute reunion with them standing opposite eachother. Yes, they needed to wrap up a lot and could've done much better but it is what it is.

     

    I think with Oh Sol and Sun Kyul we got a couple which is so believable. Even though in the beginning they really didn't like eachother, especially Sun Kyul who was just grossed out by Oh Sol's overall appearance and way to eat. But I thought the drama developed very well how they fell for eachother. I also liked that Sun Kyul was the one who had to convince Oh Sol and make her fall in love with him. :lol: But he never came across as a stalker or abusive. I never felt uncomfortable. Simply because Sun Kyul despite his cool personality on the outside in the beginning did turn out to be warm person on the inside who craves for love. And Oh Sol with the loss of her mother and giving up her dream as an athlete did just the same. So it makes these two perfect for eachother.

     

    Kim Yoo Jung and Yoon Kyun Sang were rocking their characters and I thought it was a good departure for Kim Yoo Jung from her days as the child actor to finally doing leading roles. She is... in the end still young and has career ahead, so still time to do more meaty roles. But I'm glad she wasn't afraid to do all the kissing scenes and for someone like me who wasn't sure if this pairing could work, surprisingly and happily it turned out well due to the professionalism of Kim Yoo Jung and Yoon Kyun Sang.

     

    As for the drama: when being honest CWPFN wasn't a perfect drama. But there are rarely perfect dramas out there. And for me it delivered what it wanted to deliver. A heartwarming story with lots of humor but also serious underlying tones. Those serious topics could've been developed more but in the end 16 episodes are not enough to go really deep.

     

    What the drama did well was to have likable side characters as well which never really felt like side characters. I loved the Cleaning Fairies. I adore Secretery Gwon, even though her story arc with her son could've been developed more. I like Oh Sol's father, even though he was also problematic in putting his conflict and burden on Oh Sol and even pressuring her about her job. Oh Dol I liked as well but I thought his behavior toward Joo Yeon was a bit too much - please, to all the boys out there, do not drag a girl from a date like she is a kid that's NOT romantic. Joo Yeon was so much fun and a good friend to Oh Sol, having her back after the 3-minute makeout session. :lol:

     

    Of course there were characters which I disliked or liked less. Mae Hwa was this forever young mom who in the beginning had no understanding for Sun Kyul's needs but she came around eventually and also in the end rooted for Oh Sol because she knew how good she was for her son. This was I was able to root for her as well. Grandpa though was really the character I didn't like until the end. As someone mentioned the chaebol plots are super boring and unnecessary - at least the way they're told most of the times.

     

    And then there was Song Jae Rim who did a great job as Choi Goon, Choi Daniel or whatever his name is in the end. :D I'm very happy they didn't drag us through a love triangle plot until the very end. That would've been so 2007. I think what I liked the most is that in the end he turned out to be a good friend and supporter for Oh Sol and Sun Kyul. Please send this signal of "the 2nd lead doesn't need to be a douchebag" to all the writers in k-industry - thanks.

     

    For me the drama stays warmly in my memory. It was my weekly dose of fluff and it made me laugh a lot. So for that alone I can say this drama was a success for me personally. And to me the cast and crew of this drama deserves a "Best Cast and Crew"-Award for 2018. We were simply blessed.

     

    On that note I also want to thank everyone in this thread for this lovely time I was able to share my thoughts and gifs about this drama. And always remember this BGM for when Sun Kyul was kissed for the first time. kkkk :lol:

     

     

    See you all in other threads soon! (And I'm sorry for this looooong post!) :wub:

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