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  1. 680 @kokodus ~ the synopsis reminds me of veer-zaara!! LOL
  2. actually thought private as in army rank "private' hahahahha.... LOL... so was wondering what army drama is this? and maybe it has some hot abs and hence the spike in posts! 684
  3. must be getting old because I feel tired after watching a few episodes. hahaha... @triplem ~ thanks for the recommendation; am enjoying this drama. feels like its been a real while since I watched a rom-com. however, it doesn't feel like some of the rom-com these days where there is a lack of substance. here, there is a bit of pathos undercurrent to both of them that it humanizes these characters and makes them feel more relatable. so here's some thoughts from watching up to ep 4.. (apologies if these thoughts already expressed) -- so we have seen tons of candy characters in dramaland. the self-sacrificing overworked girl who is very nice etc. so what makes gal hee feel fresh and different? so part of it is the real disillusionment that nice people don't necessarily win. we start the drama with her mom dying and basically not amounting to anything. she almost says the saying that patience will eventually yield some reward is utter BS. so part of her feels that frustration keenly. even her sister's education is partly her own dream. she is in essence like those parents who live vicariously through their children that it is not even the children's dream. so it is going to be interesting to see how she reacts when she finds out her sister actually is hiding out somewhere in the city. did her sister have different dreams? or did she not want something so expense? -- like @thistle, normally hate deception dramas. it always feels like a breach of trust is not something that a relationship can come back to. but here, gal hee' initial decision to impersonate veronica park partly stems from that disillusionment and frustration that she feels -- she will never be someone. it was interesting that secretary eul wang said gal hee was happy about stuff that she is actually entitled to -- a lunch hour, not working overtime or on weekends... so immediately gal hee is deflated when she realizes that she was taken advantage of in a sense by min ik and at that moment in the restaurant, she just wants to feel like she matters or is that special someone. so it will be interesting to see how she feels when she realizes that she was always special to min ik (based on the title "I loved you from the beginning") -- so was wondering why write a side character like a blind brother and then it struck me that it wasn't random. because gal hee is used to living with someone with a disability, she is able to handle min ik's prognosis with a kind of ease. she does not make it a big issue and neither does she minimize it. she helps him when needed but she doesn't overdo it. so his face blindness isn't new in some sense to her because her brother is blind as well. it is also interesting when she tells her sister to wave bye to her mom and tells her that if her brother doesn't see them, then do they not exist? so besides the idea of blindness, we also see glimpses of the idea of sensing a presence and loving someone even if you can't see them. so we have that kind of literal "love is blind" theme in this drama. -- another character that struggles with identity is dae joo. he wants to quit because he feels like a minion. when he meets veronica park, he asks if his business card isn't enough. she hilariously tells that she will spot value in any man -- card, face or body!! hhahaha... in that sense, she is well suited to be his match as she is someone who sees below the surface and spots value. since she is known for her acumen business sense, she should be able to genuinely recognize dae joo's talent. but is dae joo bad or good. considering it is rom-com and he is the second lead, he can't be bad right?.. veronica is a real hoot by the way. -- min ik feels fresh in the way he feels vulnerable and so eager to please his family. there is a kind of mild sarcasm but it is not over the top. makes me wonder who the driver reports to. why do I feel like it is the adoptive mom? the uncle seems more human and accepting of min ik than the mom who does drama in front of everyone... so yea, compared to a typical rom-com, we actually have interesting themes, some good depth and heart. but at the same time, it is controlled and so doesn't veer into melo territory. looks like it will be good. hopefully, stays that way!
  4. watched ep 2 of the secretary drama. wish it had a different name but am enjoying it. more than a romance, it feels like a light hearted drama with lots of heart. so nice to watch... will write in thread after I catch up... 668
  5. @rolisrntex ~ have a great holiday! maybe you can catch up after you come back. @msmy ~ not sure about the writer but at least the first two episodes are certainly intriguing and not the typical daily so far... hopefully we will have the air of mystery and eventual resolution done well. @lu09 ~ yea, it looks like she isn't the biological mother of jenny and am reminded of the cartoon 'tangled' and of rapunzel's mom. she is even willing to harm jenny to get jenny to behave the way she wants. this makes me wonder why she kept jenny with her all these years. right now, jenny is a cash cow and is earning well as a designer but as a child, what did jenny provide? . @Ldy Gmerm ~ don't recall seeing this actress before but she's certainly creepy in how she changes from concerned mother to calculating look. find it interesting that so far, she gives eun seok "get out of here" looks all the time. why so guarded already? she seems to have done a good job of manipulating jenny by insisting her memories are false and jenny has some sort of mental problem. but how long will that work? @Ameera Ali ~ what did you think?
  6. hahaha... @Lawyerh ~ I don't remember oppa names or scenes either.. only plot gist and that too for some dramas only. otherwise, most dramas I forget after watching!!! 660
  7. 658 @Lawyerh @sushilicious @triplem ~ I don't know if it is brain freeze from stress but I find that there are moments I forget. so the other day, went to watch a movie. it was a good local movie. we started and was chatting with my cousin when I was thinking "my hand feels so light" and it struck me that I left my handbag under my seat!!!!! so I ran back and got it right before the cleaning staff had started cleaning. phew. my mom was so annoyed till my aunt revealed that she too left her handbag once somewhere and then went back. brain freeze!!!
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  9. @triplem ~ watched ep 1 of the secretary/face-blindness drama and surprisingly am interested enough to see another episode. you are right, better than the lion drama! 646
  10. not sure. will have to wait for more episodes before we get a sense of what it is about... but this is a daily and so I don't expect it go super dark.... 608
  11. am randomly watching some crime documentary to keep awake... but still feeling sleepy! 604
  12. 604 @Lawyerh ~ shady mom-in-law is the name. the synopsis made it seem like it was a typical family drama where the mom-in-law is domineering and instead of a daughter-in-law, is making this son-in-law miserable because she is way too attached to her kiddo. so imagine my surprise when I watched ep 1 and realized the drama is something else altogether. was like "omo, omo, omo! "... right now, we are just in the initial setup.so it should get more interesting.
  13. dailies are actually an easy watch @ktcjdrama in some ways. they are only 30 minutes and once you get in the habit of watching it, becomes a nice time out for the day. for binge watching, it is difficult becomes the story takes forever to roll out but when you watch it every day for a period of months, it is actually fun. so check out the first ep and maybe you will like it. am already intrigued. the guy's father was a cop and died while investigating the "black rose case". it looks like his future mom-in-law is directly related to that case -- possibly some sort of serial killer/black widow types.... @sushilicious ~ yea I watched mood for love long time ago. 602
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