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  1. thanks @grake ~ it is an emotional change at both ends and thats why folks are able to spot a difference in the same actions. so for her, before it was basically duty and paycheck. but now, she cares about him as a man, admits that she finds him attractive. she finds the way he has handled his prognosis and how he came to ask for her as cool and admirable. so it was seeing that he is just as vulnerable and her and is trying to achieve his goals -- something shifts in her. and as for him, yes, it is trust but think maybe it is a mind over heart issue. in some sense, he already trusted her because he wasn't worrying whether she will blab to the management about his prognosis when he saw her in the hospital. he doesn't hire her to keep his secret. he already knew that she had some idea of his illness but not perhaps all the details. and he wasn't super embarassed. in a way, it was hard for him to ask for help but he was also not that ill at ease like one would be with someone you don't trust. so it seems like his mind had to say "yea, lets trust her" because his heart already did. and he already cared prior to his accident as he came for that sports day just for her which shocked everyone. however, he still didn't want to extend her contract because of his past experience. so in a sense, for both, they were thinking out of their mind earlier but now they are thinking with both mind and hearts and thats the difference the folks are seeing?
  2. Lmangla

    drama tropes 2019

    makes sense. maybe thats why we never see rain dances in club scenes in kdramas.... #43 - you run into someone at the grocery store that you wish to avoid.
  3. Lmangla

    drama tropes 2019

    is this the fancy vacuum cleaner? I never can figure out what is that round thing.... in some dramas, this trope can be highly entertaining. in others, you are wondering why her brain is still stupid because she is still doing dumb things even though she is trying to be bad. what is noraebang -- is that the tent restaurants? or the karoeke place? or the sauna? thanks @staygold for doing our number count done right... guess, tropical country folks have good constitution? or just used to getting wet in rain?
  4. yea you would think that one would be surprised right? but am guessing that this was shady mom's of controlling for years and so maybe jenny has gotten used to the concept that she has some sort of bad luck. she doesn't seem to have any friends or any interactions besides her mom. so she doesn't seem to have a way of knowing that this isn't normal. so eun seok is already picking up that something is wrong but how will she react? will she be in denial for 20+ episodes? actually they briefly mentioned his back story when the secretary gave his bio to the grandfather in ep 1 or 2. so from what I remember, five years ago or more, he was wrongly accused. so a case went wrong. he was forced to resign. around the same time, his wife fell sick. they don't mention of what but it was serious and so this guy was forced to take out loans and when he couldn't pay, he started doing odd jobs like delivery driver. but the treatment didn't work and she died. and he still had to pay for the loans they took and so he just continued. thats the brief the secretary gave grandfather. so I doubt ex-cop was at the scene because it seemed like he had been out of police work for a few years. maybe 3-5 years or so...
  5. 886 @nohamahamoud2002 ~ yea I get what you are saying... but how come your font size is so big in the post?
  6. yes, it did some. but still wondering what is that point of change in their relationship because from the outside, it doesn't look like their interactions have changed that much. at least to me, it just feels more or less like a continuation of before. they are super at ease which is why we are getting so much skinship as a non-couple. it is like those friends movies where we see two people who should be together but they don't see it...from the beginning, it struck me that she was acting more like wifey than secretary. if we see the other ladies in the office, they know how to draw a line. however, gal hee saw it as more keeping her job..... but no one commented on it earlier...
  7. actually thought this actress was the one playing gal hee's younger sister but it turns out that she is one of the secretary. she is the uncle's secretary who is trying to spy on gal hee and has some link to the driver... finally caught up on this week's episodes.. am really enjoying veronica park. she is so flighty and shrewd at the same time. and she is hilarious in the way she chases dae joo. he rejects her dinner invitation and calls himself jerk and she says "attractive!" hahahahha.... so was anyone else confused by the last two episodes? so both veronica park and dae joo notice that min ik and gal hee have a very affectionate vibe and immediately call them on it. now here's my confusion -- it is not like min ik and gal hee are actually acting any different from before. even earlier, they were both a bit too chummy for secretary and boss. who gives a coat to man like that when you are not related? they were very friendly and it would have been easy for someone to say "oooh, is something going on?".. what is the change that folks would say "ooh, what's cooking?" they still care about each other. the skinship existed earlier too in some sense. min ik was very comfortable giving her a hug and it wasn't awkward for him. it was in some sense an extension of their relationship. so what has changed? is it because gal hee saw him as a man when she was veronica park? is it because there is an emotional change -- because of his illness, he is open about how he feels with her? chingus, what do you think? what is different from before -- why didn't folks earlier think their relationship was quite close?
  8. Lmangla

    drama tropes 2019

    maybe because they have good plastic surgeons? so easy to change face?
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    drama tropes 2019

    for every break-up specialist, there is a matchmaker momma? hahahahha.... but what to do when you agree with the break-up specialist as the couple does seem idiotic? as in the reasons seem actually sane and practical? and some of these matchmaker momma get so excited that they pick the wrong guy! maybe they just want to shop for the wedding hanbok!
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    drama tropes 2019

    this trope really drives me nuts because it makes it seem like love has some restorative powers. if that was true, won't the world be a better place? guess, it is just fantasy no? here's the list so folks can get numbering right! #1 - lazy second lead #2 - Memory loss due to a certain accident or trauma. #3 - Annoying prospective mother in law who tries to break up the couple. #4 - Annoying 2nd leads (be it male or female) who tries to break up the couple. #5 - Bad boy turn good cos of the girl. #6 - Love at first sight. 7 # Make Over #8 Also OTT Shipper mom's -
  11. depending on where a person is from and what the rules (cultural + legal), there are different attitudes that come in to play here. some people see it as right while others see it as unnecessarily rude. there are different ways to say the same feel. so yea, especially as we are international community, these rules are very important as it would be very easy to misunderstand each other. and that does happen from time to time. 854
  12. Lmangla

    drama tropes 2019

    ah we are building a list! @DeePlatonicFan ~ just edited your post to include numbers. so people can keep adding to the list.. #2 - memory loss -- it is silly but am partial to the angst caused by memory loss when it is done right. a drama that I really enjoyed was birth secret. she was so confused to find this husband and child and could not believe that she married such a man considering she is super educated, genius and rich.. her journey was actually fun to watch.
  13. yea, they don't know it and so it helps to explain the logic. once people understand why some of these rules exist, they are lot more understanding and realize that mods are not there to ruin the mood for the others. 848
  14. LOL... here's the gif from @Ameera Ali ... you can re-watch a kiss, a hug, a caress... how does one re-watch this without giggling??? https://forums.soompi.com/topic/427272-current-drama-2019-the-secret-life-of-my-secretary-i-love-you-from-the-beginning-초면에-사랑합니다-mon-tue-2200-kst/?do=findComment&comment=21497098
  15. must have been bad especially if it was one of your first threads... but yea, I did peek in as I was wondering whether to watch and decided not to watch because of the thread... That's what happens when there is a big fanbase of the leads. Both ML and FL have their own fanbase and every single picture of them shooting or BTS will usually be uploaded to the thread. It gets tiring I agree when we want to focus on the story. 806 @nohamahamoud2002 @ktcjdrama ~ maybe because I was new but in the first year at soompi, in one thread, I actually complained!! hahahah... they were initially surprised at why I was complaining but I told them that too many pics means soompi keeps crashing at my end and I wanted to chat about how good the actors are and the drama was -- I actually was enjoying the drama. but strangely enough, the fan base listened and actually started commenting, putting pics in spoilers and so it ended up becoming pleasant. actually became fun. so yea, different experiences with fan bases. some have a good sense of humour. especially if it is a comedy drama and so they are able to separate the actor from the character. in that case, the entire thread ends up having a ball. in some, yea, you have to remind them that it is a criticism of the character and the actor is actually doing a good job if we are hating him/her. so then they are sort of reluctantly okay.. but in some cases, better to exit the thread!!!! 842
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