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  1. Could it have been done at the request of the mystery man who was crying over body? I've been wondering if it wasn't the Japanese policeman obsessed with arresting DKW. I think he, too, like KJ, asked KW if he knew Yukiko...
  2. Is it me, or does KW gets triggered before he savagely attacks the bad guys? I noticed with the guy in Japan, and then once he was back in Korea, that there was a close up on the antagonists' right ear, and there was something shining there, as if they had a small diamond earring or something. The moment KW saw it, something changed in him: he squinted as if he suddenly got a headache, then proceeded to strangle, then beat up the guy. It's also interesting to notice that he seems to always go at it in the same order: grab something to tie around the neck of the bad guy, drag him, strangle him that way, then hit him... Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but it makes me wonder if a mastermind isn't triggering him on purpose, as if trying to have him lose control, so that his violent side (that pat of him he is trying so hard to keep under control) fully takes over... I feel for him. He's in much pain every day.
  3. I noticed too, and it annoyed me a bit as well. The co-worker he likes took a long look at his fingers when he was typing (that was one of the close ups), and it seemed as if she was wondering if he was really okay. She seemed a bit worried for him. That made me wonder if he is suffering form some side effects that he is hiding from the team. These thoughts are only speculative, and nothing else in his behavior is strange, so I don't think that is the right explanation. I settled on, "the director probably does so many close ups on his fingers because he's darn proud of the make-u artist job." The scars do look super realistic...
  4. Watching episode 11 and praying for Ji Hye not to die! I hope the ending won't be too tragic...
  5. @Lmangla Yes, there were so many gems this week, and Noh's kid impressed me so much. It also made me happy to see that incident brought her dad and her closer. It was nice to see her have her dad back, but also seek his approval, and allowing them to be happy together for that brief moment (now I'm hoping that the tension with the mom will improve at some point. I think this is hard on the daughter, as she doesn't know that it is actually the mom creating it, and it seems she is blaming her father for divorcing.). Seo Gol provides such comic relief, lol! I love him. It cracked me up when he tried to hug Noh, and Noh kept him at arm's length. I'm also loving so much the actor playing Noh: his face is always hard to read (he must be a good poker player), which makes it hard for Pdt Kand and VP Han, when they talk to him, to know what he is thinking. I think they know by now that he truly is a man of integrity, and they won't be able to sway him. I can't wait to see how he is going to fight back. It seems impossible for him to do anything from the looks of it, but he is just so smart, I'm sure he will find a crack in the masterplan, or create one somehow. We can't give up on him. Also, does anyone think that Seo Gol has a chance with the secretary? I think she might be starting, a liiiiitle bit, to warm up to his feelings.
  6. @Lmangla I watched all the last episodes. I think the plot is getting tighter, more intense; it's like watching a chess game with multiple parts moving at once (the young clan, the old foxes, the virtuous Noh, the opportunist Han, the secretive Moon...) I don't want to spoil the last episode if you haven't seen it yet, but the ending had my jaw dropped. I feel for Noh and all that is happening to him and around him at once, and wonder how he'll handle it. I'm excited though. He's so smart and cunning, behind his countryside demeanor and look (not sure if "countryside" is the right word, but I hope you know what I mean).
  7. Sooo.... Things are not always what they appear in this drama: I'm wondering if the USB was really destroyed, or if it was a fake one, cause if it wasn't I really don't get what the lead is trying to do here, beside maybe protecting his lover's honor (i.e. not have her be publicly humiliated by the whole world knowing her husband cheated on her and made a sex tape of his infidelity... Maybe he also destroyed it to hide the fact that she had a motive to kill her husband? The actual revenge plot... remains a mystery. In the beginning it seems as if WH's plan was to get close to the Tae family (thus his friendship w/ Yoo Ra, and later him faking being bought out by them, gaining the chairman's trust and drafting his last will), in order to gather evidence from the inside, and then bring them down. Except right now he seems more interested in his love life (wondering what JW is hiding from him, what she did between 2 and 4 am, why she doesn't tell him she's pregnant, who the father is, etc...). He seems, to me, to be emotionally spiraling out of control and easily manipulated by others and by his illicit love affair. He keeps on taking reckless actions (who confronts a potential killer in a dark alley less than 24 hours after leaving the hospital and still being banged up?) and putting himself in danger. It also bothers me that both leads, despite the suffering the Tae family brought in their life, don't show more integrity than what we see. They don't go as low as plotting murder and killing, like the Taes, but they lie to everyone and they cheat, and they also borderline lie to each other and hide things from each other, under the disguise of protecting each other. I need at least one pure element in their behavior, at least be honest w/ each other. Otherwise, dude, your relationship is doomed. I know it's a dark, twisty drama, but I need to see a tiny light in the leads, not just sadness and darkness. Ooops, sorry, didn't realize this would turn into a mini-rant!
  8. Just started watching this drama, still at episode 1. Didn't know what to expect, but loving it so far! It's so intense!
  9. @mushforbrains I'm right there with you! I know there won't be any romance, but I'm shipping CWK and KJH! I, too, think that the way the RC organization is set up will make it difficult to fully destroy it or stop by making one key arrest (the psychologist?), since there is no way to know exactly how many people are involved, and who they are. When CWK said it was impossible for Yoon Tae-Joo to be RC because it was impossible for him to get crucial information about the boy (who fell down the stairs) and the abuse at home or murder he witnessed in just one visit, I was surprised that she didn't think of hypnotherapy, since she allowed him to use that technic on her to unlock her memories... Throughout most of the show I've been wondering if the female police officer, JSY, has the same tattoo Eun Ho had. I thought I saw at least one tattoo on her in the first episode she appeared (the one where it seemed she had killed a suspect), but I'm not so sure about that. I'm still sad about Eun Ho's death. He was such a tortured soul. I was heartbroken when I discovered what had happened to him when he was a kid.
  10. I think there is still quite a bit we don't know about the origin story. For example, were Marco & SJ really the only ones who knew what they had created? What if someone had had wind of it and wanted the game, hacked into it to create those additional dangers (including danger to self. Is there a way to influence vitals, in the body, by the illusions created, to the point of killing someone? Raising a blood pressure of the charts? Provoking a heart attack?)? That still wouldn't account for gamers still seeing and being in the game once they take off their lenses, and dying from they virtual fights... @sanika I agree with you about HJ's knowledge of Granada's history and being a tour guide as a key element to solving everything. For a while now I've been waiting for the writer to tap into it, especially when everyone was looking for JW. I'm also still waiting for her to actually see the game, on a screen at least, not necessarily by putting herself in danger by playing it directly. I think she could be able to spot clues maybe from its figuration.
  11. The narrative is too often deceptive by omission toward the end of each episode, by not showing key elements, then telling us about them in the next episode by doing a rewind, and having JW tell us about it through his narration. I personally don't think it serves the story, but it's just my opinion. I've been silent for a while while watching the show, as I weekly process its load of information and try to make sense of it. At this point I'm just going along with the ride, and will see how it ends. I truly love all the actors on it. I'm glad to see Huyn Bin and Park Shin-Hye in a show together. I love the futuristic concept of the story, set in such a magical and historical place (Granada); love its video-gaming storyline and showing it as a cut-throat world and industry. The visuals are stunning. All these elements are very promising. That said, I still can't get over how women are portrayed in this drama. 1- In the game: Where are the girls/women? What are their roles? Did I dream, or has there, still, not been one single video gamer in the show who is a girl or a woman? It seems everyone involved in the actual game and at key position in the company is a man. All the testers they hired were men. Being a video game player myself, I can tell you there are quite a few girls who are into it, too. HJ seems to be key to the game, and one needs to be at a certain level just to be acknowledged by her, and to speak to her. Yet I can't help but wonder: Is all she is meant to do is play the guitar and look beautiful? Beside being the sister of the game's creator and thus justifying her appearance in the video game, doesn't she have a more central role? Does she hold a key to ending the quest? (It seems no, at least for now.) I'm sorry to say that I expected more when JW was finally able to talk to her, more than her comforting him again like in real life... I'm going along with the story and I look forward to seeing how it will keep developing, but this baffles me a bit. 2- In the TV show: Except for the grandma and the baby sister, who we both hardly see, all the women have been given very passive roles where they appear victims of all that is happening to them, without little to no means of protecting themselves. They endure and offer comfort. They're strong, independent women, yet that is not really how they are portrayed. HJ took care of her family pretty much on her own after both her parents died, working multiple jobs and running a hostel, taking care of her grandma, and putting her siblings to school. It takes much character to make all these happen. This is her background. With that in mind it's odd to not see her more proactive in looking for her brother. She's spent her life trying on new things for the sake of her family. Knowing that the video game her brother developed might be key to his disappearance, that she had known for a while he wasn't the one writing these emails (she said so to JW), it's odd that we didn't see her do more to look for him, either by looking into his things or by finally taking an interest into the game the moment she steps into the tech guy's office (etc. I don't know... but before JW showed up in her life she didn't strike me as the type to stay put and to just do what she was told...). There is a little bit of the same pattern with SJ, who is a doctor...
  12. I've watched 40 minutes of the first episode, and I'm hooked already. It's quite an original piece. I like how they mix historical fantasy w/ sci-fi. Beautiful music, special effect, and filming location (if you like historical sites).
  13. lilyphenix

    guess the kiss

    I didn't know #5, haven't watched it yet. Thank you @triplem and @Lmangla for organizing, hosting and moderating. Thanks everyone for the fun (I understand the thread isn't dead yet, lol). I learned sooooo much during these 5 days! Added new dramas to watch, crossed off kisses I don't wanna try (under water!!), and... I'll stop there haha! Cheers! <3
  14. A few suggestions for next year? @triplem @Lmangla
  15. lilyphenix

    guess the kiss

    Yup, it didn't sound like a melody when they spoke it. I give them props for keeping a straight face while talking about making babies though in a foreign language, though. That cracked me up! That's a conversation totally inappropriate to have in front of colleagues!
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