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  1. SooBin's mom isn't a single mom though. She just has a pretty absent husband (and SuBin has a pretty absent dad). And she grumbles about being married to someone as useless as him, LOL. Well, I wouldn't say SuBin's mom is pushing SuBin just because of peer pressure. In their fight, it was revealed that Mom herself is a graduate of SNU so she does well academically and her profile pic is "net", like some kind of logo of a company. She seems like a high ranking manager at a corporation and knows how disadvantaged women are in the working world and how much better they have to be compared to the men to even be thought of as competent. I get the feeling that she wants to try and mitigate the effects of gender inequality in her daughter's future even if it means she has to push SuBin now. I get the sense that she doesn't feel like SuBin can't make it. After all, she did, herself. It's that SuBin just doesn't apply herself and strive with her best abilities. As long as SuBin works hard and has the right help, Mom is certain that she will excel academically and so that's what she tries to provide. Also maybe because she wants SuBin to be independent, seeing how her own marriage turned out. On the other hand, SuBin is certain of the shortcomings in her abilities and feels like she can't make the cut no matter how much she tries. So there's some friction between the two, but I'm pretty sure there's enough love between them to smooth over any conflicts what come may. Unlike HwiYoung and his abusive father. I kinda just pity him.
  2. I watched episode 5!! I kind of wish Ha Ssaem wouldn't be so naive. She's supposed to be the adult though. She's supposed to be more experienced, more jaded... wiser. But she comes off as a naive child who still believes that everyone plays nice. Anyway, Ki KangJe, let's see what you can do.
  3. I liked that they touched on these topics... but there's nothing much controversial for me to talk about them. Obviously, private information should be private, but hell, in this age of big data, whatever you put on the internet, you no longer can control 100%. Govt and Corps are always gonna be greedy and try to control the internet like authoritarian bodies, and the power to fight back rests solely in the power of the people, which, honestly is what drives and keeps the internet alive anyway. Deep down at the core, it's basically Free-information vs Media-control. When everything goes well, the internet is good. When something goes wrong, the internet is to be blamed. That's just too shallow a view and too complicated a topic for a thread dedicated to spazzing over a drama. The governments which are filled with congressmen can't even form a coherent opinion on this topic. What should I even discuss about? The romance lines though? Simple and real enough to squeal or wail over. Plus, it's closer and more relatable to our daiy lives. Honestly, the only controversial topic from there is the marriage vs non-marriage or that seize-the-moment vs worry-about-the-future dilemma between TaMi and Morgan.
  4. I was bored and ended up binging all 4 episodes earlier. Hm. I mean, it could be true that BeomJin might have been the one to kill SuAh... but why? BeomJin doesn't seem to be interested in power-plays and all those shenanigans. He is thoroughly confident in himself and his position in school, and seems to find all those childish games beneath him. I see that the only most important thing to him is to not get in trouble and be the model student as he is his father's son (and a genius in his own right), aka, his pristine reputation. He doesn't need it shining bright and filled with stuff like class president or anything. Just make sure there's no stain and that there're enough awards to put him a little above mediocre. He just has to be the nice, distant Oppa next door. That's it. He is so level headed and calm in everything that he does. Rather than the one doing things, I believe he's the kind to sit back, and watch things happen and manipulate a little only if the guns start turning his way. Otherwise, he won't even lift a finger to whether to help or make it worse. But if he were the murderer, what would drive him to do something so extreme? It's interesting. At this moment, I'm more inclined towards SuAh's murder being KiHoon and YeRi's doing and BeomJun being the brains behind the cleaning up... sending HanSoo as scapegoat? I mean, the status quo is important to him and imagine the mess if the two knuckleheads were actually investigated. Lawyers, reporters, crazy parents, being talk of the town.... eugh. Or maybe he didn't because KiHoon and YeRi were threatening each other. I dunno. This drama has piqued my interest.
  5. HAHAHAHA, the BTS cracks me up. First the Maknae-line gets screamed at for singing an old song before jamming it up with Fire and then Jeon HyeJin's stomach growls. PD: "Argh, it pains my heart." PFFTT! And then Lee DaHee constantly worries if Lee JaeWook can carry her without stumbling, nagging him to workout and eat. And then he DOES stumble and embarrasses himself, HAHAHAHAHAHA, and later he even goes, "because Sunbae-nim was heavy..." and the two start squabbling. Hee! So cute! Im SooJung is apparently the much better mathematician/ engineer than Jang KiYong who ends up finding that he's not as flexible as he thought himself to be after insisting she lie closer to him, hurrr. I'm so sad this is the end! Though I've gotta say, I don't want season 2 unless they can bring this same level or higher of storytelling, directing and cinematography with the same casts. If any one of the conditions aren't met, I'd rather leave this as a beautiful drama that's carved itself a special place in my heart.
  6. Hnnnnnnghhhh..AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! *jump jump squeal scream shriek* I LOVE THIS SHOW, I LOVE IT! From the very start to the very end! I just finished the last episode (I gave up partway after last night's choppy live stream. Gotta do my show justice and it's better to wait to enjoy the whole smooth stream than get frustrated at the ultimate episode!!) and I LOVE IT. True to its title, it's all about the women! Not to say that the men were relegated to nothing because those 3 relationships turned out cool and good too (How cool is JinWoo for letting GaGyeong do whatever she wants and still backing her up silently? How cool is Morgan to drop everything, including ego, and find TaMi again, accepting her complicating thoughts and all? How cool is Seol JiHwan for surprising Hyun in the most adorable way ever? He came straight from the army!) but I loved how we ended with the 3 ladies and not with their romantic relationships. Because they're cool and badass and awesome in their own right. No need for men or anyone else to justify that. (Also, GaGyeong is both the GaGyeong TaMi and Hyun know of. Hahahahah, when it was revealed that she went ahead with the banner only after she's gotten her evidence. I mean, her conscience does sway her but damn if she can't kill 2 birds with one stone. This lady always finds a way. She wowed even Brian, hee! Ballin'!)
  7. WAE WAE WAE WAAAAEEEE. OF ALL DAYS TO BE GLITCHY! But I guess I have to be grateful it even works, even if it choppy.
  8. As a person working in the "life industry"... ha. It might be a cheap twist for you, but for me, it was another ice cold splash of reality. And the writer actually alluded to this way earlier in the episode where JinWoo's news reported of a car accident of a lady in her forties in Paris, which, wow, planning. I'm pretty sure someone once asked why MoGun's Mom was introduced or something. That reminds me: I adore how when JinWoo offered never to come to their apartment instead of having GaGyeong find another place and asked what he should do if he missed her, all she said was to find a reasonable excuse (to come over). *mysqwishyheart!*
  9. Well... the lyrics are like it's written specifically for them: "I don't want to become a person who can't live without you, so that I can leave you first." "I make these stupid calculations so that I handle only as much as I can." "Do you know, that these things don't matter?" "I don't want to become a person who can't walk alone." "In this life that I've been running endlessly, you were like a chair to rest on." They might as well just make up a story that TaMi wrote these lyrics and MoGun made the melody and it'll make sense. The ending where MoGun's instinct was to run to TaMi but then held back because they've broken up... specifically, the lyrics were: "I didn't know, that this road would be hard for you..." *MoGun faces us head on.* "Being unable to walk alone..." *Cut, zoom in, pregnant pause, as if MoGun is confused or conflicted between his head and heart. He blinks.* "I don't want to become that person. So that I can leave you first. I make all these stupid calculations so I only handle what I can..." "But do you know..." *fade to black* "That all these don't matter." -End- I will be so sad when this show ends tomorrow. I can't bear to say goodbye to such quality.
  10. I cannot! I cannot! I am rewatching this part and I think I'm crying. This is GOLD. I need to share the transcript now! Waitress: "Enjoy your food." JiHwan: "Thank you. It looks delicious. Hurry, let's eat!" Hyun: "... ..." Hyun: "When you were hit by the seaweed... I think I fell in love then. Right then... *sobs*" [T/N: heh. hehehe....] JiHwan: "All of a sudden... why are you crying?" Hyun: "Hngh! Don't go. Don't go, Seol JiHwan." JiHwan: *Looks like a deer in headlight* Hyun: "Why are you going, WHY~ Eeehiihii...hngh! The Military Manpower Administration is so damn annoying! I'm going to destroy the military(?)! Eeehiiii.... is this a country? *full out wailing*" JiHwan: "Please don't cry." Hyun: "I told you to speak in Banmal didn't I!" JiHwan: "Eo, I got it. 'Creith not.' [T/N: PFFFTTTTT] Ah, ah, ah, that's Sageuk-speech. 'Could you not cry?'... 'Dont cry'?" Hyun: *Sobs* Look at this! You can't even speak in Banmal, who are you to protect the country! You just protect yourself! Uuououooo!!" JiHwan: "I'm sorry. I'll go quickly and come back." Hyun: "Ah, me crying like that..." *MAKJANG DRAMA MUSIC* Hyun: "I have no confidence to wait at all. I cant wait." JiHwan: *Smiles* "If a good man appears, without hesitating, date him. The waiting, I'll do it." *MAKJANG DRAMA MUSIC STILL RAGING IN THE BACK* Hyun: "Who are you to tell me who to date or not! To me, you're the good person! *WAAAAAAAAAA!!!!*" [HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!] Hyun: "Tishoo!!"
  11. Not step bro though. Half bro. They share a mom. This drama really knows how to end its episodes. That voice-only part at the end while the camera focused on MoGun's face... I think I forgot how to breathe. And then: > Insert your search query here. "How to make up with a lover you broke up with." *Shocked silent ovation*
  12. HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA!!!!!!! HYUN!!! Hyun ah! She's so funny! "EeeEEeeEEeEeEEeeeeee~~~! You can't even speak casually what do you mean by you'll protect the country!?! EeeEeEeeEEeeEE~~!!!!!" She suddenly started bursting into tears at the sight of SEAWEED soup. The SEAWEED that Cha MinHyuk was slapped with. This lady kills me.
  13. AH HAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAA!!! Lee DaHee's flustered, confused shuffle back when PD-nim suddenly called cut the moment their lips met. I mean, I didn't expect that 'cut' too, but her reaction was just too cute! And Lee JaeWook's red face is hilarious! PD-nim! I know you're all about aesthetics but dang, your methods are awesomely over the top! And Im SooJung's "saranghae"... oof, I had goosebumps too.
  14. It was me. The writer is Ms Kwon DoEun and Search:WWW is her debut work. I mentioned Kim EunSook because she was formally from Kim EunSook's writing team before heading this drama herself. I can see Kim EunSook's influence in this drama's snappy, witty dialogue, but I think Kwon EunDo has far surpassed her mentor by actually creating deep, human, believable characters (see how we're all arguing about TaMi and MoGun) and holding the excitement all the way to the end. Good job!
  15. That's true. I agree 100%. But it's also true that MoGun coming to understand how TaMi thinks means the end of their relationship because there's just no going forward with that any more, which is why I really liked that ending dialogue. As much as this is a TaMi problem, it's now MoGun's turn to let her go because he loves her. There's nothing else he can do. TaMi's the only one who can fix this. Honestly, I do think TaMi is very well characterized though. Just because you're a lady warrior at work doesn't mean you're just as strong when it comes to relationships. Because success at work can largely be something you can control independently or if it doesn't work, something you can leave pretty easily because it's just work, but when it comes to relationships, it's something you can't do alone and you even have to take account of another person's perspective so that your good intents aren't misconstrued and the thing about relationships is even if you do everything right, the other person might still leave and the whole thing falls apart. It's that vulnerability inherent in emotional relationships that TaMi is too emotionally immature for which results in this. I mean, people over-compensate. Work is where she traditionally excels and what she's confident in but relationships is like unchartered territory and so I'm not sure if she is ready to believe in a relationship that, given all signs and signals, is gonna fail. It doesnt make her any less badass though, in my books. Just very complicated and frustrating.
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