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  1. On Viki I read some comments about this drama, which I hardly do nowadays but I couldn’t help feeling deja vu. I never watched the Fairy Mama and Woodcutter drama but I remember that when I contemplated watching it, the reviews gave me the impression that viewers liked it depending on the outcome of the ship. I got the same impression again with this drama based on the comments on Viki. It makes me chuckle but at least the shipping comments are honest. In any case, it’s always a pleasure to me to watch Ma Hoon’s actor.
  2. Usually he’s in weekend drama. I know him from about three of them. I disliked his character in two and loved his character in one. I love his character in this drama. It’s rare to see him in a weekday drama.
  3. @Jillia, I loved Lee Jae Wook’s character in Search: WWW and I shipped his romance with one of the main female characters. I think the actor who plays Namjoo is also handsome. I know most pictures on here show Haru, Baek Kyung and Do Hwa but I thought Namjoo is also lovely.
  4. @triplem, I saw the clips earlier on KBS drama YouTube channel and I knew today’s episode would definitely make my blood boil. First, let me deal with SA, I saw her going off on CA in the ladies room. What annoyed me about this situation is that CA’s friend is the victim. The people who caused the accident ended up in a coma and it’s still squarely their fault. Comparatively Baek Rim ended up with less injury but they’re making it seem like it’s his fault. What is wrong with these people? Secondly, CA’s terrible parents. Yes, I’m including mom now because how can she listen to the awful long rant of her husband against CA and only feebly object? It’s not like she doesn’t know that CA was bullied and almost committed suicide. What “sensible” and caring mother would continue to allow her husband to denigrate her child after knowing what her child has been through and especially after knowing that the child didn’t think she could rely on them but chose to resort to suicide. To me they act like something traumatic like that didn’t happen in the family. As to the dad, a man who willfully showcases his farts as something fun, who probably never worked a day in his life and tries to rob the piggy bank of his teenage daughter among other things is more than trash. I’m hoping that somehow Joon Hwi intervenes to rectify the situation about Baek Rim. He has met Baek Rim and I think now that CA’s stupid mom is again trying to force her not to do the right thing, Joon Hwi might be the only one to save the situation. Although, to be honest, I would prefer that CA do the right thing but there’s a law in these family drama where family trumps morality.
  5. @triplem, I just remembered Baek Rim’s reaction to seeing Joon Hwi. Too bad for him because Chung Ah really only sees him as a friend. I simply adore Chung Ah. I kind of hope she never goes back home to live because I love seeing her on her own where she can thrive and grow without interference from her parents and she can be herself. It’s nice to see she has good relationships with others. I do wonder how she and Joon Hwi will continue to interact now that the Captain Lightning misunderstanding is cleared up. However, I suppose DJ’s accident connects them through Baek Rim and DJ. I pity Tae Ryung too. Since it’s inevitable that he will end up with SA, I hope for his sake she undergoes a drastic change otherwise his life will be a living hell. Imagine trying to please a materialistic woman like that when his business hasn’t matured and stabilized as yet according to earlier conversations. If crazy MIL intends to involve him in their madness, I hope he can withstand it.
  6. @Jillia, I have never watched Boys Over Flowers because I couldn’t stand the original Japanese manga or anime. I didn’t like the male lead or his crew and I didn’t understand why it was so popular. I still don’t even today. I definitely get the Hana Yori Dango vibes though in terms of the onstage story in this drama.
  7. I don’t ship it at all. I don’t like when men get violent with women. I’m not surprised at all to Baek Kyung’s actions towards Haru or Dan Oh on or off stage. Somebody like him would definitely be jealous with the way Dan Oh now brushes him off for HaRu who even the other students were beginning to notice and praise.
  8. I don’t know about anyone else but it’s most cliche for the mean guy to end up with the girl. Like the way Namjoo treats Juda is straight up manga cliche and probably manhwa as well. I have a lot more experience with manga than manhwa but I assume their tropes and cliches are pretty much the same. Most definitely Dong Hwa wouldn’t get the girl in a manga. Amusingly, it’s pretty much the same with a lot of drama as well. The second leads are a lot of times nicer and gentler to the girl. Both Haru and Do Hwa’s attitudes toward their love interests fit more with second leads in drama shows for the most part. Therefore, this is another reason why I feel that the Haru and Dan Oh coupling is not typical in drama, manga or manhwa. It’s also even less likely that Do Hwa would get Juda.
  9. Chung Ah’s scene with Moon father at the police station just warmed my heart. Even made my tears flow when the police officers seem to gush over her because of the way she helped the man who was attempting suicide on the bridge the day before. I liked that when they wanted to give her a righteous award along with money, she refused it and asked Moon father for positive energy instead to pass the written police exam. It made me laugh so much seeing them supposedly giving and receiving positive energy. Witnessing all of this must have affected Joon Hwa because he went back into the police station to inquire about the detective who handled his brother’s suicide case. He also asked for the girl’s name but the police naturally refused his request. Regarding SA, DJ’s mom had a flashback of her conversation with DJ with shed some light on something that happened before they married. It seems that DJ’s mother thinks that SA is the one who orchestrated the marriage because apparently photos of them in a hotel room was leaked to the press and she lost her job and her career was ruined overnight. However the mother seems to think it was SA who leaked the photos to the press but DJ said it didn’t matter to him if she did. The mother told him he’s out of his mind and he said he admit he thinks he’s totally blindsided by SA. She protested to him that SA only likes his money and he told her it didn’t matter to him which came first. He’s obviously thinking that even if SA loves him money, she will love him next. He said all that mattered to him is that he’s her first love and her last love...that he’s the one and only man in her life. He said she wants to be Cinderella and he wants to make her one. His mother told him that if he married her his heart will be wrecked and devastated. The flashback reminded me of someone who commented that she thought that one of the main reasons why DJ’s mom didn’t like SA is because she knows SA doesn’t love her son while the son loved SA. ——————— Chung Ah is so adorable! I love the way she came to Baek Rim’s aid when the two cops seemed like they wanted to railroad him. She really asked the right questions and they seemed to back off for now because they realize that Baek Rim has a friend who knew her stuff about accident investigation. Chung Ah also realized that they were trying to blame Baek Rim for the accident. So are all the Moon kids adopted? Or was the little brother just joking when he said perhaps the sister found her parents abroad?
  10. The Moon girl is not married. Didn’t her father say last week that he wants to set her up with someone in the police force with a good looking face because she likes handsome men? I think he even mentioned the guy looks like Hyun Bin.
  11. @monalisa, I hope it’s upgraded. It looked pretty haunted in the original. lol I’m looking forward to seeing the new character played by Ahn Hyo Seop.
  12. @triplem, thanks for the stills of today’s episodes. I believe CA’s friend will be visited by the police about the accident. I hope he’s not railroaded into taking the blame for the accident. I don’t trust what DJ’s mom is capable of doing with her money and influence. It also looks like the rest of the Moon family found out about the daughter. Poor dad. If only he knew the truth behind the accident. Of course I’m also looking for more development with out OTP. Things need to start now,
  13. @briseis, many thanks for the character descriptions. What is up with the manhwa writer? Why is he/she killing Dan Oh again? Ha Ru must have loved Dan Oh very much to live through several manhwa stories to find her and protect her. I hope he’s successful this time around in thwarting the writer’s will for Dan Oh.
  14. @Jillia, that’s why I wished that Do Hwa didn’t have romantic feelings for Ju Da offstage. Ugh. I also think the manhwa main couple will stay the same because their fate is more set in stone than extras.
  15. @larrysouth, Kyung’s violent behavior makes me very uncomfortable. I hope they tone it down in future episodes. I am aware of his background and lousy dad and all but it would be nice if he tone it down and stop threatening and lashing out at everybody. I mean, in the ending scene, did he really have to fling the manhwa down on the ground before Dan Oh’s feet? @Jillia, our Do Hwa is still in the same boat unfortunately. I wish he would break out of his second lead role offstage but I suppose Ju Da’s qualities are still appealing to him in the shadow. Heh. I would like to see if Ha Ru changes to his personality from the other manga. Before he was like a blank slate because he’s just a no-name extra, has amnesia and was far removed from everyone but now we’re seeing more about him. We knew he drew well but now we saw he plays the flute well. I want to know more about who he truly is but now he’s disappeared.
  16. @thistle, I’m very glad to hear WJ is in jail though I don’t know why. I seriously disliked him and his mother. Small triumphs I guess. With the big Evil triumphing to the end the rewatch value has seriously plummeted for me. Many times I think Korean writers who choose these types of plot should seriously sit down and watch the Chinese drama Nirvana in Fire. Formidable and deadly villains who were brought to justice by 10 years of carefully laid plans by the brilliant yet tragic protagonist.
  17. @ktcjdrama and @mylovekge thanks for the information on the episode. Four years are insufficient for the 15 (?) years that Ms. Han took from the male lead’s mother. I can’t see myself being satisfied with her story resolution because it doesn’t seem like she suffered any “real” consequences for her actions. I’m often annoyed with writers who make us sit through 15.5 episodes/16 episodes of watching antagonists like Han wield absolute power by crushing everyone only to deliver a lame punishment in the end. However, I think I pretty much said before that I knew the punishment would be sorely lacking.
  18. I never saw Han’s team as different to her. I remember early on, I believe it was @nubianlegalmind who talked about them getting punished and I wholeheartedly agreed. Their attitude of enjoying the destruction of lives to cover the Mo family’s bad behavior said a lot. Their eyes were wide open and committing crimes right along with her. Well, it certainly doesn’t sound like they experienced any real consequences. I was in this drama to see them get their comeuppance and that seemed to have failed spectacularly. Only WS, and the other victims of TOP’s plots seem to be the losers here.
  19. I don’t get why GD is so misunderstood. All she knew was Soo who was kind to her. She’s a novice and when he proposed to her, she agreed after first objecting because of her need to find her brother. Then Soo told her he wanted to share her burdens because that’s what couples do and she was obviously touched by that. Nothing about her actions or reactions toward Soo showed any romantic feelings in my estimation. In fact I saw it basically as though she was following the path that most women in those times took by marrying a good man and finding a good home. No doubt Soo obviously loved her and they’re close but GD, imo, was not in love and probably didn’t know what romantic love felt like until now. Her falling for Hoon started with Soo’s abandonment on their wedding day. I know it’s not Soo’s fault but it nevertheless happened. After that occurrence, Hoon and GD experienced a lot together even in danger and Hoon, though blunt at times, not only provided a home for GD, he often encouraged her in an impactful way. In their development, I see why they would fall for each other.
  20. After watching that episode I’m left thinking, “ please save Dan Oh from this torture”. Now that she’s become the main character she’ll be forced even more to act the part of Kyung’s girlfriend because I doubt that she and Haru are the main leads. Mercy. That Kyung is a jerk even in the off stage or as Dan Oh calls it, in the shadow. When I saw DH go after Ju da, it suddenly occurred to me that it would have been hilarious to me if there was an additional female character who rebelled against her romantic plot and joined with Dan Oh, Haru and DH to turn the author’s world upside down because I sure get a kick out of the way they are wreaking havoc. Still, I can’t help feeling that there’s a very dangerous element to their actions that will come back to haunt them soon.
  21. @Jillia, thanks for pointing out that this is a fusion sageuk because I didn’t know what it was with the clearly modern elements yet historical setting. Now I feel that I don’t have to think of some things as impossible because I can’t imagine GD carelessly faking nobility when that was most likely a serious crime for a “slave” girl to do. And Hoon allowing it is even weirder had it been a pure sageuk. Nevertheless, in pure or fusion, I just can’t imagine GD with her status marrying a king.
  22. I’ve read so many Japanese shoujo manga that I was embarrassed to think I did every time I watched the main triangle of the comic in this drama. They’re so stereotypical and boring that I can’t believe I actually enjoyed shoujo manga with that same love triangle setup complete with the same attitude, behaviors, financial status, etc. Cliche to the nth degree. Well, I’d certainly be glad with the second lead, DH, in the comic book and now the drama winning the girl.
  23. @philosophie, I think Soo’s father and foster father did him a huge disservice. He was totally unprepared for the life of a royal. He does have some good principles but he’s really just a pawn in the war between the ministers. I can’t see him succeeding in protecting himself unless he learns to play the political game well. Unfortunately dealing with powerful ministers is unavoidable for the kings and they’ll always be a headache. As far as his desire and plans for GD, I agree that he should just end his goal to marry GD. She’s not nobility and there is no way those ministers will let him marry her as his official wife. I don’t understand why nobody has told him this even if he can’t think of it himself. Usually the wives chosen for the kings in sageuk are from nobility and have political connections. The most he can do is take GD as a concubine and confine her to the palace to be plotted against and treated cruelly by the palace inhabitants. I’ve seen the deadly plots in a king’s harem too many times and GD aren’t any match for them. Also, as you pointed out, Soo cannot even protect himself so I don’t know why he wants to drag GD into this.
  24. @triplem, agreed. It seems like wives don’t take the husbands’ surnames in Asian drama which is probably a reflection of the reality in those countries. Only the children bear their father’s surnames. Anyway, I dislike DJ’s mom, CA’s deadbeat father and Seol Ah. I don’t dislike DJ’s mom for the grief she gives Seol Ah. The two of them can tear each other apart for all I care. Water finds its own level. I mainly dislike DJ’s mom for her feelings of superiority that leads her to treat others like trash. How dare she try to pin the accident on CA’s friend? Poor guy have enough problems of his own without being falsely accused like that. I don’t like CA’s dad especially after he told CA to get out his sight and basically kicked her out of the house back when her bratty elder sister said CA messed up everything for her because DJ proposed to her. Often times these family drama try to act realistic but only to a certain extent. How many grown children in real life wouldn’t write off their dad after he keep saying stuff like that? However, in these family drama, the writer would never dare to have CA write off her dad. I imagine she’ll have to listen to him tell her these things all the time until the drama ends while acting like a good little daughter. Meanwhile, her mother hardly defends her or stands up to her husband. I find it so unrealistic but I see it repeatedly in these weekend family shows. As to Seol Ah, that girl has no soul. Her constant outbursts and tantrums like a mad woman are truly telling. I’m hoping so much that our Moon guy doesn’t end up with her because she’s just a pathetic empty vain individual. I can’t even imagine liking her unless her character undergoes a complete transformation. I think what I dislike about her the most is how utterly selfish she is without even an ounce of gratitude towards her husband for giving her the luxury she wanted or gratitude towards her mother for all the sacrifices she made to raise her.
  25. The business aspect of this drama was the most enjoyable part for me along with the Barro task force team. I wish it showed more of this. The characters were individually interesting particularly Tami in her work role as well as Scarlett. I really enjoyed the growth in their relationship even when they were at odds. As to the romance, I think this is the first time in a long time that I actually preferred the second and third romances. Unicon’s CEO and her husband/ex-husband really galvanized my interest even when I started out not liking her after the crap she pulled on BTM. Nevertheless, I found her interactions with her husband began to interest my heart and I became vested in their story. The same with Scarlett on her romance with the actor. They were cute. The main couple, however, lost my interest after a few episodes. The off and on drama between them just further cemented my indifference. I guess I just feel that if they didn’t want the same things they should spare us and move on. I’m glad for those who were invested in their relationship that things turned out as they liked but it really didn’t matter to me either way. I like both of the actors though. Overall, it was an enjoyable drama in the workplace. I really liked the debates about internet privacy, freedom of speech, censorship, search manipulation or fabrication, etc. These topics are very relevant to our day.
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