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  1. @triplem, we have to get used to the rule in family drama that family trumps conscience. That’s why I’m putting my hope on JH to save the situation. You made me laugh about CA’s mom needing a brain transplant. Anyway, someone had commented a while ago on MDL that it looks like CA’s mom will die because of the ending theme that appeared in episode 1. The mother was missing in the picture of the characters. I didn’t see the picture myself so I had no clue. I watch on Kocowa and they sometimes cut off the preview and stuff at the end of the episode for some drama shows.
  2. @triplem, thanks for the update. I’m also looking forward to more OTP development this weekend. Regarding Moon father, I read the article and it’s so sad and unfortunate for all involved. I was looking forward to seeing more of him but I guess they will change actors.
  3. @triplem and @ktcjdrama, I also got the impression too that Jenny loves JH. I think it’s mostly because of the flashbacks to their younger days that I felt that way but then she discovered JH’s secret. JH was always kind to Jenny in the past so I think she began to care for him back then. The two seemed close. However, JH only loves and cares for Jenny as his best friend. To me Jenny treats SW as family/younger brother. She always treated him that way. They probably became closer after her little brother died and SW saved her. I really like HJ too and I like the connection Jenny feels with her because it shows me that Jenny can get emotional when most times she’s cold and emotionless. The way Jenny broke down in the bathtub at home with the flashbacks to the way she behaved and was treated in the past had me crying. It was good to see that side of Jenny, the adult.
  4. @Jillia, my heart was breaking for Dan Oh during that scene with the bouquet of roses. It’s especially painful because the bouquet in that context is supposed to be a romantic gesture and here is oblivious Haru bringing the bouquet to give to another guy to give to the girl who loves him. Imagine how Danoh must have felt experiencing that.
  5. @Jillia, regarding Kyung’s treatment of Dan Oh onstage and offstage, it’s the reason why I don’t feel any sympathy at all for him losing out on Dan Oh. That scene where he had Haru bring him the bouquet of roses to give to Dan Oh was terrible. Even if he wants to do that to Haru, it hurts Dan Oh very much. There’s no excuse for it because he has repeatedly witnessed how hurt Dan Oh is about the change in Haru. It was like rubbing salt in the wound. He’s continuously thoughtless with regard to Danoh. I do feel sympathy for Kyung though about his horrible father. I can’t see his father changing unless he becomes self aware.
  6. @nubianlegalmind, I did wonder if she wasn’t making much as an anchor woman or if she squandered her money on luxury items and expensive gym membership that she couldn’t afford. Regardless, she lived at home and was probably not paying rent. She could have saved her money and invest in education to advance her career...like normal people do. It didn’t seem like she was actually financially contributing to the household. The reason why I don’t want her to get a dime is so that she can learn a well overdue lesson about life and get her act together and grow a heart.
  7. Haru was also willing to risk his life to help change Danoh’s fate. Don’t forget that Dried Squid had warned him of dire consequences if he persisted in helping Danoh. He later told Dried Squid he still intended to help Danoh despite any repercussions he would suffer. That’s “real” love. It’s not just a feeling. It’s supported by his actions and the way he treasures Danoh. I really like the fact that no matter how the manhwa writer forces an unwanted fate on Haru, he keeps seeking out Danoh in successive stories to find her and protect her as explained in his character descriptions posted on this thread last week.
  8. @nubianlegalmind, I admire adults who don’t blame their parents for their situation. I know Seol Ah didn’t want to be like her parents but she could have worked hard and make something of herself like normal people do. She had a good job and could have probably gotten promoted if she worked diligently. I am squarely blaming her for her predicament because living a “better” life doesn’t mean she had to live a luxurious life. I have no sympathy for her marriage situation and I kind of hope she doesn’t get a dime out of the divorce. Many people are not rich but live a decent life. It’s amusing to me in a way because just this week I was listening to someone comment on his opinion of a good therapist vs a bad therapist. He said in his opinion a good therapist is one who makes you take responsibility for your life and your situation rather than blaming others especially your parents even if your parents were imperfect or terrible. The past is unchangeable but the future hold many possibilities when a person is determined to be responsible for herself. SA’s parents might be poor and terrible but she’s an adult now and could take responsibility for her life. If she doesn’t want romance and marriage, that’s her choice too. It’s not required even if it might be a stigma in their society. She seemed like a brave woman so she could have and should have taken a different path rather than act on her mercenary goal of using somebody’s wealth and status. So, if DJ’s situation is unsympathetic because she doesn’t love him and he knew it, SA’s situation is equally or even more unsympathetic because of her covetousness. I don’t know what made her think money comes without a price. DJ’s mother is indeed terrible but I think it’s good that she’s the price for SA going after DJ’s money. Also, SA was always adored by her parents. It’s Chung Ah who is often denigrated by her dad and pressured against her will by her mom. Yet, she’s trying her best to live her life in an honest and hardworking way.
  9. I’m on episode 5 of this drama and I find it so curious the way the younger male lead performs as a police officer. Case in point: when he found the dead guy in the public bathroom. I mean, I’m accustomed to watching cop shows where when they go into a place and find a dead body they cautiously search first, sometimes saying “clear” (of suspect) before attending to a dead person. Our male lead doesn’t do this and therefore gets knocked out and almost killed by the suspect who was still on the scene of the crime. That was the second time I saw him behave in a way that doesn’t make sense with cop training. However, I must admit those shows that I watched are US shows and maybe they do things differently in SK.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. @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.
  13. @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.
  14. @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.
  15. @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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. @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.
  21. @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,
  22. @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.
  23. @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.
  24. @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.
  25. @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.
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