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  1. *delete* Thank you ladies for the input. @tzupi and @bedifferent One question. In the confrontation he asked her why she chose these dangerous decisions. And then those don't do this and that. Then she answered she does not regret her choices/decisions/actions (that is her answer). Then he said he will be the man of use for her from the moment on even if he ends up becoming everybody's enemy including her. Then he cut her hair. Was he thinking for AS to lay low for the time being and let him do the dangerous things that she wants until it's ok to be in action again because WI is currently eyeing her movements? Having the Japanese soldiers filling up the town will do no good to her wandering around even with her servants in tow. This seminar is killing me with boredom *sigh*
  2. Oh...then why is EC on the floor looking surprised? I think I replayed few times to confirm. Oh well, I will just wait till next ep.
  3. @inna75 dear, thank you for the good post. Do write again. I know it's tough to ignore the language used when reading the many reviews here. Nevertheless, I will be waiting for more insights from you. On the preview, did EC just got judo-ed by DM? AS's dialogue most probably directed to him right after hair cutting free service. And EC pointing gun at DM most probably after hearing about it. Then most probably DM will tell EC on the telegram and chide him for not paying attention to WI's activity that could possibly speed up AS's demise. They will banter as usual. I am really looking forward to the meeting between DM and Takashi. How intense can it get and who is gonna win? HS got a win from his. That guy is just ... Ok, off to work!
  4. I don't know if any of you have watched the princess man drama. A noble woman cutting off her hair symbolises also cutting her relationship with her parents. Our Korean Soompier can help me verify with this please. So far, this is my understanding. After the telegram intel, I believe the most plausible reason for DM's action could be this. He knows WI is trying to solve the puzzle of AS and the identity of her parents. His action was shocking, yes. He also knows she might kill him for it. He did say he doesn't even care if she becomes his enemy. This is the second time he asks for her to basically kill him if she doesn't agree with whatever he did. He doesn't need her understanding. He will just protect her as he sees fit. That is just his personality. EC and HS are more finesse in their behaviour towards AS. But not DM. Ok I will continue later. I would like to watch ep 19 first before I can deliberate more on DM's action as I feel there is more to it than meets the eye, based on my understanding of the cutting hair thingy. Of course DM is not a bad guy here, he is one of the good guys, ruthlessness notwithstanding. He is just a little brute, a grumpy member of the team who would disagree at everything but eventually follow through with the plan. Just like those grumpy brute but softie dwarf of the LOTR. Don't be too serious ladies. Everything is done for a reason. Give him the benefit of a doubt. Wait for next week for more explanation. Cheers!
  5. OT: I watched the match. It was well played by the Koreans. Unfortunately, we lost to Japan in the final of hockey game.
  6. Is there even a shipping thread for AS-DM at soompi? Just asking... maybe I should drop by to see how's the party over there. Anyhow, seeing remarks on the fans being brought up over and over again.... *sigh* DM is never gonna get AS, period. DM knows it and KES has also established that I believe in that temple visit episode. No worries, he won't be kidnapping her to Antartica, she will no doubt put a bullet in his skull for it. On the other hand, AS too won't be bothered by any other man because her heart and mind are already occupied. That is the premise of the drama. Do we even have to keep bringing up unnecessary remarks on the 'impossible' to the extent of seeing members leave the thread? There is no fun in that. Fans of all characters should be able to enjoy constructive discussions on their loves and critics of the drama and its characters without having to deal with disrespectful remarks towards them for not favoring any one character. Can we stick to that please? Thank you. @Berou has put up posts on this as pinned above. Feel free to read them even if you don't have the time. Anyway, @rubie, come back. You are our main source for the tidbids. We need you. @Seoulmemories wasn't referring to you, so come back please. And @Seoulmemories I know you are frustrated but we do not have to drag LBH or KYJ into this. Chances may be slim as I have seen fans left this thread before, but do come back as well. I will drop by again once I watched the subbed version of ep. 17, if I have anything to say that will not attract unnecessary hates nor take too much of my time in writing my thoughts so as not to offend anyone here. This thread has become rather too sensitive of late that I find my vocab doesn't have enough polite words that can please everyone. Cheers! Edit: @USAFarmgirl, I really appreciate your post on AS. It makes me rethink my position on the character. Mayhap my expectation is too high because I put up high hope for her since the beginning and got rather disappointed when I didn't see what I hope to see (e.g. definitely NOT DM-AS loving one another ). Perhaps my position of her will change later as the plot thickens. Your latest post is beautifully written as well. Thank you, sincerely.
  7. @KDramaLogic Thank you for your post. I was really having a good time reading it. It's 2 am here and I just got back from spending time for the countdown of our independence day today. Back to KES and her direction and inspiration for the RA story. After reading your post I went over to read some materials during this time period. I am curious how far in terms of the time period will KES cover in the drama. From the wikipedia, it was indicated that the Japanese govt will introduce a law that prevents publication of local newspaper in 1907 resulting in only one remaining newspaper company publishing a korean newspaper but this is owned by a foreigner. I wonder what will happen with HS's newly built business. Quite a number of events happened in that year and years that follow e.g. the emperor sending secret reps to the Hague, him appointing the crown prince as regent, the prime minister signing treaty with japan that effectively annexed korea etc. We know that KES initially introduced the drama as the story of the RA but after much complaints by the viewers on the historical aspects, I wonder how many of the history inputs were replaced/regarded as fictional since we also know she has been working on the episodes way before the disputes and complaints were raised and that filming also has been quite far ahead. I am looking forward to see the close relation between this fiction and the history and find out if any parts of it matches, even slightly. Should be an interesting workout for me brain, at least. Unfortunately, I will only be able to rely on the recaps and reviews since I can't access the streaming sites while in Korea. Tried it before. They seems to be blocked. Looking forward to your insightful reviews ladies. Ok. Will head to bed now. Night night ladies!
  8. Why can't I? What is so weird about not getting what writer-nim trying to explain in any particular characters? Didn't I say I view things on a different angle. If you disagree, I have no issue about it. I won't even question it. I am just reading all the thoughts here and keep them in mind even though I may not agree to them or not seeing what others see. Yes, I am interested in the RA. But I find it slows in progressing and in the mean time I found interest in other characters presented. The RA starts to waver in the 15th ep, that's how slow I feel the RA plot is in the drama. Is that so weird? *shrug* I don't even find anything weird about the many written views here. They are all good reading materials. Yes, my favorites are definitely DM, HN and Hotaru, and of late - HS, and Go elder but does that mean they are the reason for me to, using your word, 'bring down' your favorite? No. They are not. Get that one thing clear. Though if it makes you feel better to assume as such. So be it. That is your right. I am not going to question your liking for what your views are. They are those who appreciate DM, definitely but there are also his critics. And I agree with points from both camps. Some in DB do not feel AS not without a reason, as indicated earlier. If you do not share their sentiments, that's up to you, I understand because she may be your favourite. Those regular commenters at DB, they don't question/critic others who don't share their views. They just discuss the characters and what they find lacking or would expect more. Don't you think it is unfair also to treat as if their views on any characters or plots are flimsy just because they don't feel AS as much as others? Heck, some even root for this girl up until recently and some even grow to love her and some even still hope to see the best coming up for AS. I am enjoying all these comments, immensely. I am not sure why these comments are lost in between the rage at DB. I am also seeing grate and hate noise of annoyance on too many DM-related notes, even when those notes are sandwiched in between other worthwhile reads/ appreciation of other elements/characters from the drama. Funny, that. We want to continue to root for this girl. Unfortunately, till ep 16 the character, at least to me, not showing any growth on the RA front but more on personal front. But again, that is just how I see it, flawed or not, that is my perspectives. Feel free to disagree. My expectation on this drama may be different than others. Nobody is going to shove anyone's favorite down anybody's throat. As you said, 'There's nothing to be bitter about'. Cheers!
  9. @kansas424, you are new here, right? You may want to backtrack a bit. I have mentioned I won't be commenting much in Soompi. Nevertheless, thank you for the invitation. I believe in regard to AS's character development, I echoed @KDramaLogic. I have also written quite lengthy about it in DB. Feel free to drop by. I am seeing it differently from many here as you can see from my earlier posts and that is how my mind works. I don't let my love for an actor or actress clouded my judgement in analysing characters and plots though it won't stop me from enjoying the beauty feast as well. I criticised DM before and I will do it again to him and any characters when I just can't relate. I don't see Soompi any different than DB. So I will assume claim of pulling down any site than the other, a non existent. Please understand as I am understanding why people can't relate to other characters than AS or EC. Because we see and analyse things differently. You may analyse e.g. DM on one perspective. I analysed him by others. I have written lengthy before. My views stand that I find HN, HS, Hotaru and DM are more compelling to date. I came to Mr. Sunshine not for the main love story but for the RA, hence it should give you some idea where my stance is. It does not change since then. You may also deem them as a matter of preference in addition to different way of how I am viewing this drama. Cheers!
  10. @kansas424 I think I remember seeing a similar claim about DB being a cancerous site at the comment section. Honestly, if I were to be such commenter, I would claim similarly with Soompi as I have seen and read quite a number of fanatic postings and bashings but thanks and kudos to the mods controlling them before things get really out of hand. Having said that, I am not going to put myself on the same pedestal by making such claim. I refuse to judge people and their preferences. I would rather having the space to discuss why a certain character is flawed in my opinion and why others are more compelling instead of simply accusing the commenters for having views that are evidently in contrast than mine. It is their rights to feel what they feel for any characters or plots. We really should not go to that route. Such attack itself is worst than being cancerous. It just shows how ones can't accept differences in preferences/opinions. Not everyone can relate with what AS is as of 16 ep than what AS was in the beginning. Many of the commenters are actually rooting for AS as a character from the beginning but until recent eps, some has indicated their frustrations from their observations. And I am among them. And I am also one that root for the supporting roles, DM included. Hence, I will not be backed down by comments like fangirls or cancerous s***. Please have some respect when writing here. I believe all of us here are grown ups. Soompi is not that much different in purpose than DB since it provides space for kdrama fans to mingle and enjoy sharing their likes and dislikes of kdrama. Let's keep it peaceful in both places. I personally find beanies are a funny bunch where I envy, in a positive way, their articulate and creative minds. It makes reading their comments so enjoyable despite we are not sharing views on some points. @KDramaLogic welcome my dear and thank you for such a good written constructive discussion. You have explained really well on behalf of the majority of beanies frequenting Mr. Sunshine recap section. We discuss thoughts and not who likes what. I hope people understand this. Keep on writing, I look forward to read your views. @rubie please don't be influenced by anything to not post link for the recap of DB here. I usually read your highlights first before going to DB which means Soompi is where I park my car. Those who do not want to go there is really up to them but I really appreciate your effort putting up alert for us. So, please keep it up. Last but not least, I have said it before and I will say it again, do not point fingers to the fans, DMNation, HSNation, ASnation, HNNation or ECNation notwithstanding. Agree to disagree. Respect. Cheers!
  11. Yup! She is the cause of me pulling every cells in my brain trying to understand her logic. However, for @Ahpheng I stroke her off my hit list and willingly let other assassins who will be right there waiting for the best moment to pull the trigger. I am just gonna sit back and enjoy my popcorn as we are nearing the end of our rides with Mr. Sunshine. Edit: Ok now that I saw the preview, @Ahpheng I am gonna have to re-list her back into my hit list. Sorry my friend, I just need someone else to be in a bloody condition... *sigh*
  12. I am not sure if anyone mentioned this before. I am having sudden thought about Hotaru and HN. What if Hotaru is the said step-daughter. The way HN is being cautious when bringing Hotaru into her room, as if Hotaru is someone that should not be roaming around in public for some reason. I don't think the event with the Japanese officer would be that serious for Hotaru to be in hiding. Maybe it is ok for her to be going out to read fortunes when WI is not in town. But now that even both him and the doctor are, perhaps it will be dangerous for Hotaru? Is she the stepdaughter that ran away with the stepmother? Since HN bore quite a number of scars, maybe the husband was not even nice to his daughter? And maybe this is where DM came into the picture. HN paid him to protect them but specifically left out details about Hotaru's background to keep her safe? Or does he actually know everything? I feel like having a field day for speculation today. Maybe I should channel it to my unfinished fiction awaiting plots' and characters' descriptions. Ladies, I won't be around much to comment since I have less than two weeks to get myself ready for my road trip in SK. Never stop writings. Regardless of whether it's positive or negative review on the drama, stay to what matter to you most. If you love this drama and the story it unfolds, by all means embrace it. People have different views on many things. Take it as a way of learning to accept these differences, though you may not agree to them. But don't burden your mind and heart because of those differences. As long as you are clear of your preferences, the negativity should not bother you. We are living in a world of people with colourful personalities and minds. Sometime it's fun reading other thoughts that differ. It may open our eyes and minds onto things we never realise before. ^__^ I'll make sure to drop by from time to time to read your colorful reviews/observations. Cheers! P/S: And don't go hair-pulling war over these many nations: #DongMaeNation, #EugeneNation, #AeShinNation, #HinaNation, #HeeSungNation ...
  13. @luna11 keep writing dear. It's really a good read. I share the same sentiments as yours. Since my main motivation for coming to watch this drama is also about the righteous army, sad ending is rather fitting, I guess. Hope for more of the righteous army plots going forward. I want to know how are they going to work together as a team fighting for freedom and saving their country.
  14. Romance aside, this was not mentioned yet in any discussion, I think. When WI said he is planning to make the doctor as a royal physician. I think he is planning to kill the emperor. I hope HN catches this and be cautious about it or warn the emperor or the minister she's working for. Since that the minister is also the one who gave out orders to the righteous army, does this mean they are not working for the emperor but for the minister himself? I doubt the emperor knows about any details of their activities. I also suspect the part where they were talking about the Mushin Society not being their enemy is to solidify the position of Mushin as those that don't have loyalty to Japan (?) or to paint a good image of Mushin despite their well-known brutality. This may also be among the scenes that is an adjustment to DM character. However, it creates a contradictory, sort of, on AS's earlier depiction of DM and his gang as traitor vs the statement about Mushin Society have never been the one to attack/target the righteous army, and thus not their enemy. The animosity of AS towards DM must have occurred not just because of him siding with/working for the foreigners of the day but also that he must have killed her teammates/or those who supported their cause when conducting his many jobs. Else, I would think her claim that he's a traitor is weak at best, given also that she is the only one thus far who mentioned it. If working for the Japanese/the foreigners makes one a traitor than would that make most people in Joseon who are embracing the foreigners' cultures and goods a traitor as well? Just an observation... Oh, I was watching one of the bts where there is a scene that Hotaru was running to hug a bloodied and injured DM. Seems like we will be seeing this scene this weekend. Safe to say he'll be back! Cheers!
  15. @Seoulmemories I am not sure about friendship. I think their relationship is borderline between friend and a loved ones in which they decided not to cross the line to the latter. I think they both have affections towards one another but this time it is on DM's part that shown more, perhaps unintentionally. He worries , and we know what comes after that, usually. I don't think he realizes that part of him yet since he's been over-thinking about the meeting on the 15th and AS most of the time. We know that ahead of that meeting he knows the hard truth that it will never be between As and him. As of his feeling for HN, it will come to him later, that is my hope for KES to make it comes true...hehehe... I am just a hopeless spectator of DM-HN story. Oh and the actress who plays Hotaru did mention in her interview that the relationship with DM may seem close but she does not have romantic feelings towards him. I also think they are more sisterly, brotherly kinda relationship. @q4q4, erm... I think there is a misunderstanding here. I believe that part about not caring about one another is actually DM talking about the relationship between the ronins (DM) and the Japanese Minister, and not between DM and his teammates. DM and the minister are using each other, hence why that minister doesn't dare to touch DM's people. @Ahpheng Love you, you rascal! The best meds for me today! I hate my job and today they sent me appointment letter as a member in an ICT working group. Dang! The worst nightmare I can ever expect but you cure it my friend! I am still gonna hate my job but here is another warm hug for you! Keep it coming cos you are making me breathing another day with these HN-DM goodies.
  16. Ok... Done with ep 12. Now my first thought, what's up with that last song? Ok, moving on: - I am not gonna talk much of the happy lovebirds. Ladies, you must be smiling even in your sleep now that you get all those PDAs, despite the public here being the sun, the sky, the trees, the birds, the rifles and the horses, oh and how can I forget the beloved spectators, uri Soompiers, hehehe See, told you we won't be lacking that. - Finally, Hotaru! Arghhh but not in a good environment! I have been replaying that scenes. Love love the emotional stares of Yujo. Finally seeing some emotions from that face! I believe this is another adjustments made towards DM's character where they described how even the Japanese loath the Mushin Society a.k.a the Ronins. It was sad how they're living to survive on their own and still can't avoid the scorns. DM and the gang are slowly creating enemies from the Japan camp. - HN and AS, love the grace these ladies possess. Their conversations reminds me of those many encounters between EC and DM. - DM's confession to AS's parents. He looks so sorrowful. That music.... How I wish that AS was hiding somewhere and listened to that and then perhaps not hate him that much and tell him to find another girl he can love and for him to move on. I know, not happening. - The scene when DM saved HN. I don't know but I have this feeling that maybe she has feelings for him before. Before she knew there's another girl in his heart. It's good that he felt disturb that she was mad at him to the point of asking a favor as payment for it. Maybe this is one thing that she has never done before towards him, despite his many wrong deeds, she may have not complained or angry at him that much. "I'm too handsome to be hated.." *sigh* my heart.hopeless. He said that has always been the case with her, but not this time. I think he knew she held him in a special place in her heart. I really really hope that this is going to be the turning point between these two. The beginning point for them. Although he will always be grateful towards AS, he can find new love and solace with HN, same goes to HN as well. So far, her feelings towards EC is not as strong. It seems like a short-term infatuation/admiration. The look she gave DM as he walks away, mirrors the one when she received the handkerchief from EC, but with much more feelings in DM's case. The tones of their voices when they had that conversation under the umbrella were just... loveeeee........ like hearing lover's talk. Am I right, ladies? Or maybe I ate too much sugar just now hehehehe.... - WI mentioned DM's name, so I think he assumed DM is the main suspect since it was DM's men that took the guards away from the house and that DM was not where he was supposed to be e.g. he was busy worrying for and saving HN. - In the preview I think it's DM's voice saying he pulled the trigger. Is he gonna be sacrificed this soon? andwae! I want HN to be involved too... maybe in cleaning all those bloodied scars and ehem *cough* six pack *cough* and taking care of the wounded black knight with that soft heart hehehehe... one can only dream and wish for some...snow ehehehehe - yup, agreeing with some of you ladies, Joseph is the next victim. I think that is a wood cross in the hand EC was holding. - oh, I have to say this, KMJ is so gorgeously beautiful as HN. I have watched her in quite a number of production but her looks in here is the best. I felt like watching elements from the many leading ladies in Amanda Quick's books. She is one author who creates sassy, classy, brave, elegant and intelligent leading ladies. Ok back to normal life till Saturday comes again! Keep the discussion running ladies! Cheers!
  17. I haven't watched ep12 but I did catch the preview for ep 13. As I expected DM will be betrayed, sort of. WI is gonna used DM's rejection to provide service to implicate DM for the crime he didn't do or for killing his assistance or for changing allegiance (?). That snippet tortured scene... WI, he will be the last to die but I hope he dies without any mercy, urgh!
  18. Ok ep.11...hmm, my brain is a bit slow after that one hour ride. Here goes: - I feel AS was thorn between going to EC or remain in Joseon fighting her cause. She loves him deeply but she has already defied the norm and even begged her grandfather for that one request to be given freedom to learn and then she joined the righteous army, eventually putting everyone close to her in danger by that decision alone. Perhaps she thought, to go to EC after all that probably is too much for her grandfather and the many people close to her who may support this not knowing his origin, but their reaction may be different if they know it. This issue may make her questions where her priority lies. As of this moment she can't back away from her fight to protect Joseon. She is being realistic and saddened by the sad truth of world they live in. - HS and that tram scene is such a comic relief! Should I find the burial spot? Hehehe - HN is gonna be in trouble soon. - DM will be targetted as well. Why do I have this feeling that meeting on the 15th gonna be bloddied at some point? Hope all ends well and he can move on pertaining to the matter of heart, though we know he will remain the protector as the other two guys, in their own way. - I think not only DM has been monitoring the movement at the Go family residence, I think apart from AS, he is actually protecting the whole household, without no one knowing... - The girls' fight, loving every moment of it. We need more of these elegance moves in kdrama. HN and AS, hope AS gave HN the document she was looking for if she happens to have it among the ones she took from the WI's room. My hope to see HN looks at AS in a different light, respecting her after knowing how she came upon a decision to choose her cause over her heart. Want to see both working together as the rationales and the guys will be those to bark over the many 'dangerous' ideas the ladies come up with. Would be fun! Hehehe Ok, will be waiting for tonight's ep. Cheers all!
  19. Don't you worry my dear... KES has written this drama with focus on developing the relationship between AS and EC from the beginning with romance as her focal point in this drama unlike tree with deep root where, though Jang hyuk and the actress are a couple and their love remain strong till her dying moment, the focal point of that drama is on the development and introduction of hangul. Hence, we see less skinship. I expect we will get those PDAs later on. May not be as much but those anticipated hugs, the kiss the deep longing gaze in each other eyes while the guy is holding the girl's face etc for sure will grace our screen. I am being optimistic because, well, it's KES! Hehehe....
  20. @Ahpheng daebak! Good job! *wink* Waiting for saturday that seems so longgg.... *sigh* Hope it's not too late, I wish to welcome all newcomers! I love your takes on the drama. We are expecting the actual turbulence time in coming episodes. Get your tissues ready next to your keyboards. Keep on writing, tears falling notwithstanding... cheers!
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