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  1. Why did the writer make Shim Ran a rapist and then, without properly addressing her crime, did away with her character in such a non-realistic way? Wi Sang could still be a dignified character if the two had had a mistaken one-night-stand... I'd like to hope that writer-nim had something more in mind, but ran into time allowance issues. I didn't like the direction it took, but it was heartwarming seeing Auntie Hwa Sang all over Baby Han Bang. He is sooo darn adorable. The ending... At first I thought it was in theme, the knock signaling neverending trouble for Poong Sang. Then, there he goes to resolve the issue with settlement money(?) and his ever so warm and happy face, hehe. But then, I didn't feel too good about that. Money was a central problem in this drama, but it was always second to the family dynamics. White is a symbol of purity and rebirth (they all celebrated Poong Sang's 3rd birthday). So, I am curious to that final-final ending. Personally, I don't think it was anyone specific at the door. Rather... a reality check for the audience. That we're a part of the family's story too, because the siblings and their neighbors and loved ones can easily be people we know and see every day. I think it's entirely up to your own interpretation and there is no right or wrong. Yoo Jun Sang's rendition of "I'm A Happy Man/Person" is soo nostalgic. I was ok with the knock at the door being the end, but then that song makes me feel a sad longing. I was not supposed to miss these siblings. Super proud of this cast-- they are the best asset of the drama and I will surely miss them together a tad bit more than their characters. Saw a lot of new acts and expressions, not just in the supporting or rookie actors, but in the seasoned actors of our main cast too. (Did anyone notice Boon Shil's father hitting on Chil Bok's mother at the end? ). The cast was saving grace.
  2. Just finished the raw episode. That ending was kind of amusing, but I'll have to re-watch it with subs to see if I actually like it. Except for one thing I can't quite sit well with yet, the episode itself felt wholesome. Will have to return for a proper "review". @nohamahamoud2002 I agree. Yoo Jun Sang and Shin Dong Mi both deserve best actor and actress awards here. I'll be looking forward to the year-end awards for them!
  3. It was the most satisfying episode to date. Hwa Sang shined in this episode, but the twins shined brightest together. Lots of sentimental moments. I teared up several times, especially with Jeong Sang and Hwa Sang and Hwa Sang and Wi Sang (@qynn I, too, have a soft spot for Hwa Sang).. I have to say that I genuinely enjoyed every scene with the exception of Jeong Sang's mother-in-law and, of course, their undeserving mother (which I am glad Hwa Sang had her say with). How sweet it is of Wi Sang to thank Hwa Sang on Parent's Day. Jin Sang will eventually make his way back to his siblings, but not until he finds success in his own way, I suppose. A time jump, perhaps? Now that the liver issue has found resolution (I think Poong Sang should find out sooner or later who the donors are), the other major issue left is Wi Sang... whether he'll wake up and the women waiting beside him. According to the text preview, Hwa Sang cleans the box of his belongings and finds the key... the wording has me nervous. Not sure how losing Wi Sang will do any good or make any sense to the story (not that the writing hasn't been senseless at many times XD )... All my prayers are for Wi Sang today. ㅠㅠ Finally, it's come to the final episode. It's been a rough 2+ months, but I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. (There would be less chance of me thoroughly watching this drama if I were to marathon it in one go, thus I probably wouldn't appreciate the outcomes as much (whatever they may be).) No matter how frustrating it was at times, there were so many poignant moments that made the rest worthwhile. I hope we all will feel a sense of that after tonight's final episode. To the 5 siblings~~ fighting!
  4. I'm a foodie too, Jin Sang. When Jeong Sang was yelling at him, frustrated, and her husband tells her he didn't know she could be so mean... I agree. I do believe that Jin Sang has came through to really forgive and love Poong Sang, but changing a 40-year lifestyle is not happening overnight. He realizes that and that's why he made efforts to confine himself. But he almost needs 24hr supervision... and discipline. I'm not sure I like his acting here as much, but I definitely respect him for taking on character Jin Sang. Oh Ji Ho himself is such a happy klutz that I feel like he breathes some of that into Jin Sang, so it is enjoyable to watch, despite the horrible character. He shines in those sentimental moments with Poong Sang. What did Wi Sang put in the locker? I was hoping to get a clue in the preview... (Praying that all behind-the-scenes glimpses of final filming days do not point to his appearances in flashbacks or dreams. As much as I wanted Wi Sang to save Poong Sang, it'll just be too sad to have it by means of harvesting his organ. ㅠㅠ ) What is Hwa Sang doing???
  5. I have to agree with most reactions by everyone here. The episode wasn't "exciting", rather we didn't make progress or learn anything new. It was spent waiting on when mom was going to run out. Of course, at the very last second. =_= Very predictable, it wasted precious time that could've gone over to Wi Sang's revival. Well, then I guess there wouldn't be a cliffhanger. Boon Shil was disappointing. I can understand a family's desperation, but at the cost of her own father-- the only consistent support she's had? I was also disappointed with Hwa Sang. I thought the writer was done with Heung Man... I'm looking forward to Joongie learning about her dad's condition. Crossing fingers this next episode is more hopeful.
  6. The mention of Boon Shil getting tested was very brief, coupled with this preview, I'm afraid too that it will be her, indeed. Unless Wi Sang is strong enough to recover... We know he's unlikely to die, just wouldn't make sense. (Also, according to Ki Eun Se's Instagram stories, he's very much alive visiting her in non-gang attire.) The show should be titled "Poor Boon Shil-ssi". ㅜㅜ
  7. @chickfactor Re: Twin dress-up. Hwa Sang was thrilled over Jeong Sang's surprise, so it seems like playing cute dress-up in matching outfits is a Korean thing. It was weird enough, but the way it was presented made it especially creepy. I was in Korea last week and happened to see ads of "senior" dress-up photography like what Poong Sang and Boon Shil did... While sweet, it's kind of eerie. Definitely new to me too. Preview for EP 34-36. Looks like it may go our route. My guess is their mother is going to run out on Poong Sang again, meanwhile Wi Sang gets injured trying to go back to Poong Sang, which conveniently puts him in the hospital... (LOL, Wi Sang is giving me Lawyer Choi Dong Joo feels (All Kinds of Daughters-In-Law).. not gangster junior boss. XD ).
  8. I fear the same regarding Gan Boon Shil, but I'm crossing fingers it would be too much of an obvious giveaway from the beginning. We know the writer likes to be creative in attributing characters' names to who they are, but I'm hoping Boon Shil's name is symbolic in other ways. If we know the functions of the liver, we can also say that Boon Shil is already the liver to Poong Sang. As we've already seen, without her, Poong Sang starts to deteriorate. (Cheesy XD) I agree. We can see direct effects of his treatment towards Jeong Sang vs. Hwa Sang. He obviously did not see it that way, though. Maybe I'm taking it too personal (like someone said, the mother is so horrible that it's also hard to see the actress in real light), but I can never doubt or invalidate the siblings' traumas. No matter how frustrating or miserable each of them are, I very much still feel sympathy for each of them. And, I still feel this drama gives a look into very real people and circumstances, no matter how rare or far it is from the lives we lead. However weak, scarred, and self-loathing they are, there are real people like this who have a greater incapacity to believe in themselves due to such trauma. We don't wake up overnight, 30 years later, and decide we're better and we're going to change. Even less realistic is taking immediate action to change. It happens over time and we may need a physical push (that's why Chil Bok is so awesome). What Poong Sang thought was right only haunted his younger siblings into their adulthood. What's happening in their lives at the moment is the result of that build-up of fear, anger, hopelessness, and eventually, belief that their lives are meaningless. Since things are moving forward with family members taking tests and our maknae is the only one left to know about Poong Sang's condition, I have greater hope that he will be the donor. It's interesting how all this time, the father is told and shown in the worst light. However, I keep having this feeling that maybe he wasn't as awful. He obviously regretted, wanted to repent and apologize. The more disgusting the mother is, the bigger my feeling about this. Who knows if the mother was triggered by their father bringing home a baby that's not hers (if Wi Sang indeed has a different mother), or if she was always like this. Really, big congratulations to the cast and production team! 20% in a weekly primetime slot is a big achievement in today's time! The cast volunteered their time at the senior center this week, as promised pre-premiere if they achieved 13% in ratings (instead of wearing the Doksuri 5 Siblings costumes that actor Lee Chang Yeop proposed, they wore matching track suits (since the costumes would be hard to move and serve food in )). Bravo, 5 Siblings! So cute~ the elders telling Poong Sang that he must get well. ^^ http://naver.me/5JiwHPw5 http://naver.me/FrFrtVLB P.S. Anyone else addicted to this OST? Me, specifically Park Sae Byul's remake of "너무 아픈 사랑은 사랑이 아니었음을" (Love That Hurt Too Much Was Not Love). ♡♡♡
  9. What Chil Bok says to Hwa Sang before she receives the call... *heart* This week's episodes were a nice change, as far as frustration and blood pressure levels go. Even so, the show never fails to make me drop tears every week. Winners this week are, of course, Chil Bok and Boon Shil. Mama will never have a change of heart, so despite the ending of ep32 (ep16), I actually think that Wi Sang will be the liver donor. Sort of to re-authenticate his blood/family ties with his siblings. I find his breakdown relevant and in-character; when one loses their identity, they can become directionless. I really do hope for a miracle that he's a match, it's hard to come back from knowing your mother/father is not who you think they are, but then to also find out they're not your biological parent is another sword to your being. (In Happy Together, the cast revealed that he has a different mother (rather than a different father), so I'm curious if this is really what it seems.) I don't blame him for not being in his right mind. A bit on a tangent, but I'm really liking Jeong Sang's husband. I understand she can't have her heart in it fully at the moment, but still, I want them to work out eventually.
  10. Honestly, I just keep thinking there's a light at the end of the tunnel. That we're heading towards it... now. No, any.. second... nowww. @Auntie Mame I agreeee! I despise that kind of thinking. The truth hurts, but I rather hurt and heal from the truth than with a "lie". There is no point of keeping this a secret at the end. I haven't caught up with last night's episode, so will chime in afterwards. I do have to say that I had high hopes for the siblings uniting over who was going to be the liver donor, but admit that must be the boring route. Super curious about Wi Sang's return to the gang life and how that will affect fatherhood for him. It's too sad that he'd leave his baby (if it's his), since he and Young Pil are both individual reflections of a parent-less child. (Still, that doesn't mean he should marry the baby's mother.)
  11. I'm still here. Too far invested and lost too much tears to give up now. >o< I haven't tuned into eps 19-20 yet, but I can't agree more. The misery just keeps piling on for these siblings. What's most upsetting is that most of the mishaps could have been and still are "fixable". With attitude adjustments, new perspective and mindset-- it's all up to the characters themselves to make a change to see change. I was hopeful with Jin Sang at the end of ep18, but I won't speak so fast just yet. @qynn @chickfactor @tas82 That was disturbing and infuriating. Not just the fact that it's rape, but that Hwa Sang didn't drag her to jail herself. I hope the domestic audience will bring attention to this double standard ugliness. I honestly feel it's out of character for Hwa Sang to take this more passive approach, considering her nurturing natire with Wi Sang.
  12. The new OST is soo good. Been waiting for it. Monday Kiz~~ ♡ I realize I take a deep breath after the ending credits of each episode. Especially this last one. Found myself with Poong Sang, Hwa Sang, and Wi Sang. Hwa Sang... ugh, no matter what, I never could despise her. I felt sorry and can understand why she felt unloved and could hold that above her older siblings. She is a reflection of real people and situations, with or without her scars (gee, her reveal was really sad). And now we fully see why she keeps insisting on returning to her abuser. Jin Sang, on the other hand, he's crazy. This family is crazy. In just one scene, Jin Sang goes from chastising Wi Sang to pulling off that move at the end. My heart rate.. From this ending scene, though, it does show some consistency that he cares about respect and dignity of the family (he always says no one in the family is divorcing anyone). He can disrespect Poong Sang, but no one else. If only he could apply this passion elsewhere other than a career in instant money. I still don't see why he would put the blame on that other guy, as if he was forced or held at gunpoint to gamble. I'm curious if there's more to this backstory. What more does the divorcee see in him that hasn't been shown? I hope there's more development here. I'm confused about Jung Sang. It looks like she's committed to the marriage if mother-in-law accepts them. But why did she marry him after all that happened? Is it for love, sanity, protection? Wi Sang... our maknae. ㅠㅠ It was all so sweet and gone in a second. I'm so relieved he gave back the money. Something smells fishy and I'm debating whether the pregnancy is nonexistent, or exists but isn't his, or one of those and he's being set up by his past. It's a hard place to be in and with his upbringing, progress, and expectations, he's in no position to disclose it to the family. We won't be seeing our maknae happy for a long time, if ever. ㅜㅜ Poong Sang's dream was hilarious! Compare that to him declaring his siblings would not hesitate to be his donor. Of course, knowing him, he isn't so sure either. @chickfactor That's a big tell-all. Before the drama got its English title, I suspected how this would go down, that eventually there would come a time when Poong Sang's siblings would come to his rescue. And that would be the ultimate lesson of this drama. Their names have been a figurative i.d. for their livelihoods. Poong Sang and Jin Sang isn't too far apart in age, are they? He knows a lot more about their mother. When exactly did she leave them? It's amazing and sad how they yearn for their mother so desperately that they don't look into why Poong Sang wants her away. No matter the frustration, I can't help but feel for and care for these siblings. I want to see them all win in the end.
  13. I really love the drama too, despite its low popularity with the international audience, or perhaps not on the radar yet. The last episode reached 10.2% in ratings! *confetti* Deservingly so because it really pulled at my heartstrings. I'm very interested in Hwa Sang's past and what she endured. She wasn't always vile; she's nurturing to Wi Sang and sad/pained/vulnerable in the presence of her ex-husband. Something tells me she suffered an accident, either leading up to or as a result of her divorce. Was it mentioned how long ago she was divorced? I was very disappointed in Poong Sang for what he did to save Jin Sang. But by the end of this week's episodes, he had me in tears. Boon Shil too. She is a saint for returning and telling him he did nothing wrong [to his siblings]. That scene was so moving, the best. ㅠㅠ Thankfully he has Wi Sang to stand up for him now, but still, violence isn't the way. There wasn't a lot of Jin Sang in the second half though. Thankfully, Jung Sang's affair came out sooner than later. I did not want this secret to drag out her story, although I know she will be dealing with the relationship the rest of the drama. Her dialogue with Poong Sang was tragic and I really hope they don't keep her ex-fiance in the picture just to keep pestering her. She deserves better. Wi Sang sure does move fast. He's more upfront and bolder than I thought (the complete opposite of what I'm used to seeing from Yobi). Maknae is right, he's perfect. But he has people after him. I wonder why he didn't notice the gang when they were being so obvious? >0< Recent news also says that another woman [from his past] will enter the picture in the coming episodes. By the way, if ratings hit 13%, the cast will dress up as the 5 Doksuri Siblings. They're classic sciency ninja characters, haha.ㅜㅜ It's quite funny and cute. This was proposed by their geeky maknae during promos. BTV's "What's Wrong Poong Sang?" Cast Interview
  14. Even though it is likely to be later, until we get official confirmation from Joon's agency, I think it's best to stick to the original too. Thanks for your everyday countdown. ♡♡♡
  15. She seems to be a just and sympathetic person, someone you'd want for a friend. She shows that she feels bad about her romantic feelings, but the friend in me can't help but see this train lead to a crash. Or worst, nowhere. So for now, I'm interested in how this will make of her relationship with Hwasang and the family. Poongsang will be heartbroken. I hear you, this is what I mentally prepared for. Still, I'm not used to all the yelling. And all the hitting and slapping that happens in kdramas.. to grown people. I agree. We say "Poor Poongsang", but really, it's "Poor Poongsang's wife and daughter". Even when he's firm with his siblings, his soft heart comes over him. What his wife says is true about Jinsang and Hwasang, but I got a kick out of her father. At first I thought, what kind of a person would Poongsang not get along with? I guess more fun and chaos coming to the home. The way Wisang spoke about their mother at the wake, it sounded like she was a loving mother abused by their father, so I initially thought maybe he had a different mother that ended up caring for the kids. But now, it seems that mother could very well be the same mother that returned to steal from Poongsang, hence his reluctance when maknae longs to see her. We'll have to see what the cast meant when they said he has a different mother. Now that the drama is set up with Poongsang at the center of every character, I look forward to seeing more interactions between each sibling. This might give us a clearer understanding of their parents. It was sweet. A good breather from all the headache of the household. I expected her character to be a bit aloof and bring dimension to Wisang (we know he's trying to leave his gang life behind), but I didn't know she would be friends with Junsang. I like this! Btw, I had a cute image of teenage Hwa Sang taking care of her baby brother. She was the first and only one to comfort and caress him when slapped by Poongsang, so I look forward to learning more about how her inferiority complex came to be. Still, I don't know why I laughed at the image in my head.
  16. Even Poongsang. His adoration for his siblings make him an enabler. When he gets a drink with Wisang, though, and apologizes and smiles, you can't help but love this oldest brother more that he's willing to come forward first with no grudges after all that transpired. Doesn't help that Yoo Jun Sang has the cutest dimples haha. I was also surprised to see Song Jong Ho in the snippets of promos. I haven't seen him since The Princess' Man (2011). At the moment, though, I think I differ with your opinion. Without knowing the full background of their relationship, I don't feel sorry for Jiham and Junsang. Infidelity is still cheating. But because I do identify with Junsang as a person, I've mixed feelings. I was glad to see Hwasang discover her sister's relationship, but it looks like she will be the one to expose it. Who knows the limits of Hwasang. I honestly feel for Hwasang as the twin who's lesser than (and Lee Si Young is so cute and plays her so annoyingly well!). I'm excited for Wisang's development with Jo Young Pil (played by Ki Eun Se). Their interaction in ep4 (or ep2) was cute and heartwarming. She will definitely be the one to move the tough Wisang (but hopefully her acting will improve ). After ep2 (ep3), I'm not entirely sure now. The father told Poongsang that Wisang isn't his child (or was it out of rage?). Does Wisang have a different father or mother? Was he talking about a different mother at the funeral or is it the same mother that Poongsang has seen coming back for money and stealing from him (that's why Poongsang doesn't want to disclose that he's seen their mother)? By the look of Poongsang when Wisang tells him that he misses his mother, it could be either. Maybe it's supposed to be ambiguous for now (or someone can clarify this ^^). The fact is, they are all broken by the man they call father. ㅠㅠ I don't watch too many dramas now and certainly not the trendy ones nowadays, but when I came back from my long kdrama break, I found that I prefer the calmer and slower things in life haha (i.e. family dramas), thus, was a bit nervous about this drama. But, I love rookie actor Lee Chang Yeob, so I've been excited for it and had to mentally prepare because it just looked and sounded chaotic. Thankfully, this unexpected and fun cast are being such good seniors. Together, they are chaos in real life too! It's very nice to see them poking fun at and taking care of Yeobi at all his "firsts" (his first weekday prime time drama as a main cast, first appearance on a variety program, first live events and talk shows with KBS, etc.).They all seem to embody similar traits as their characters! Especially Oh Ji Ho. He and Lee Si Young are the goofballs. And Hyebin is very nurturing, very noona-like. Yoo Jun Sang is really like the father of the bunch. And maknae Yeobi is opening up because of his colorful seniors. It really helps make the drama that much more enjoyable. The cast being goofy in last night's KBS Entertainment Relay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwCjgzgOx3c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiGvWuEedRw
  17. I really liked the first two episodes! It was not as crazy as what I was expecting (but I admit, I may have mentally over-prepared ). It was chaotic and brutally comedic, but heartfelt and [sadly] relatable. You get the sense that Poong Sang's siblings respect their oldest brother most, or at least enough, to be present at their father's wake. And of all siblings, it is maknae Wi Sang that puts a stop to it. With her uncontrollable outbursts, I was expecting Hwa Sang to be the first to walk out. XD At the bottom of it all, they are heartbroken kids-- no, siblings, because they never had parental figures. Ending of ep2 was very sad (I was also taken by how beautiful the shots were-- indeed, Poor Poong Sang. Poor Yoo Jun Sang-nim ). We know that there are at least two different mothers (in Happy Together, they reveal that maknae has a different mother than the rest, and he touches on it in his breakdown). The ensemble is awesome. We don't get to see too many personal interactions between each sibling yet (except each with Poong Sang), although there are obvious suggestions that the twins are complete opposites. Jin Sang and Hwa Sang are more likely to flock together, whereas Jung Sang and Wi Sang rather keep to themselves. From the looks of things, Jun Sang is or will be in an affair with her married colleague, and Wi Sang is trying to leave his gangster life behind (the scene of the gang coming to the wake was scary). I'm excited for what's to come! (I find that I prefer family dramas now that I consider myself officially old, so my excitement may understandably differ. ) I knew I'd love Poong Sang and Wi Sang together, but didn't expect to have teary eyes as a result. Yoo Jun Sang is amazing, as expected. I found myself saying out loud that I wanted a brother like Poong Sang. ㅠㅠ And yay to the public service ad: Don't drink and drive. (And congrats to Yobi! I'm thrilled he's finally listed in the main cast, sort of. Super happy for him!)
  18. Based on the younger siblings' appearance on Happy Together, they are not only a fun and chaotic bunch in reel life, but in real life too. Yes, poor Poong Sang-ssi. I'm excited and will be rooting for actor Lee Chang Yeop. ^^
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