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  1. I guess I am in the minority here...... I absolutely LOVED this drama, scandalous or not!! My ideal ending would have been a time jump of like three years after which they get together, but I can live with the ending we were given. I think that despite the crazy premise of brothers with one woman, the writer argued the case well for her characters. Jin did not just become selfish overnight so that we can hate him and accept that Hwan and Ye Ji should be together... there was a clear progression and descent we can trace through his actions. Hwan was loving and devoted and despite the "scandalou
  2. This is the first Chinese Drama that's driven me crazy!! The weird voice-overs keep me away from CDramas so it's a bonus that this one uses the actors' real voices!! The OTP is so cute! I love them and their cute romance I could care less about the age!! I normally avoid watching spoilers but I've watched those kiss scenes and I am still excited to watch the episodes afterwards!! I don't feel like I've ruined my watching experience! I'm waiting for the last two to be subbed so I can binge the last six episodes. I don't know about you but the scene in Episode 1 where the
  3. Moments from the finale: The post-coital morning GLOW UP!! AKA the Look Of Love. Also, Kang Tae done rearranged Moon Young's taste in clothing! took the edge off! Soft, frilly, off shoulder, not-trying-to-hard-to-make-a-point-in-public-about-my-personality, just-got-it-for-20000 Won, "I just had great sex and I am going to lounge on the couch and enjoy this new, nice feeling" kind of dress. Worse still, she can't keep quiet about it. SIS must let Sang Tae know that Kang Tae did more than kiss (and that he was her first,
  4. This has been an amazing ride!! I wasn't too convinced about the story when it was announced till the teasers came out and MANNNNN!! has it delivered!! Started well, didn't sag in the middle, ended perfectly, fed us with enough romance and action from the OTP, deep, funny, thought provoking.... PBIO has saved 2020!! Made up for all the disappointing and half-hearted dramas I subjected myself to. I am especially glad they did not drag Moon Young's mother's scenes. As far as I am concerned, the explanation given for her behavior and actions is good enough. Dad obviously hallucinated
  5. Y'all!! So someone made an observation about the family portrait... Kang Tae is in Black and Moon Young is in White. That's A WEDDING PORTRAIT Y'ALL!! When Kang Tae walked through the door, I thought to myself, "We're both the same height (180cm), me and him would look so good posing for a photo together when he's in that hair do (giving him one extra centimetre)!! I can't believe we only have this and next week!! Going forward, obviously, the mystery of the butterfly and Moon young's mother will be revealed, we will get confirmation as to whether Sang Tae an
  6. I agree with you wholeheartedly about the kiss... I think that the moment on the balcony that was interrupted by the deer should have been their first kiss. It fit more with the the lust that they have been holding back. The softer flowery kiss should have been their second kiss. The contrast between the two would have been very effective. They went for the humor of the deer, which was funny but yeah... after the laugh I was left cheated. That soft kiss was underwhelming, if we are honest with ourselves, considering that they've harped on how KMY pines for MKT and MKT can barely h
  7. Episode 8. What do I say?? Even better than episode 7 (though episode 7 had the message that hit home hardest for me. Cut those ropes that are tying you down!!) I'm working backwards here and guessing wildly. I have not thought as much about the head nurse as y'all have but.... what if she is Moon Young's mum?? She's near enough to her husband to haunt him with the Clementine song or punish him if he had tried to kill her. Of course plastic surgery can always change her looks, but..... her voice would be a give away, and she would have shown more concern for MY and not left her lay
  8. Episode 7 was just awesome. This is one of those uncommon dramas where every episode is better than the last! Big problem tho. Moon Young and Kang Tae are PEAK SEXUAL FRUSTRATION!! They've been EYE BANGING one another (as someone called it) so I expect nothing less than a steamy kiss scene, but for the first time in my kdrama watching career, after episode 7, I am desperate for a proper bed scene. When Kang Tae asked Moon Young what she wants to eat and she replied "You", I felt my insides squeal. Where I come from, we use the slang phrase "to eat someone/
  9. What sets off Moon Young? What I love about this drama is how the patients are also being used to advance the main character's plot. This is optimum screenwriting. In episode 6, the patient with the Flutist daughter notices JuRi eyeing Kang Tae during their aerobics session. In her delusion, she gets annoyed that JuRi is going to steal the man she has identified as a boyfriend for her daughter. She "calls" and tells her daughter to hurry to the hospital so that she can lock in this guy who is "1000 times more handsome" than her last blind date. Turns out that she think
  10. My problem with episode 12 is that it plays into the fear that remains in my subconscious while watching dramas, that the ending will be screwed up. To find a drama with a good ending is like finding a unicorn!! Is there a school of sadism in Korea that teaches writers to destroy the ending? Or were they just not taught the principle of catharsis? I find myself unable to really give myself completely to a drama because I am always wondering how mangled the ending will be. I watched episode 12, not so much worried by the crazy happenings, but by the fear that this will be YET ANOTHER BAD/ HURR
  11. You're right. She needs someone of her level. I have never wanted a knight in shining armour for a character so badly in my life than I want for Eun Joo!! Writernim!! Help!! I'm past the age of caring about fairy tale characters but this is an exception. If she doesn't get a good romantic interest, I hope someone can write a steamy fanfic of a very pregnant Eun Joo and said Knight. I also loved how Eun Joo RIPPED into her father!! That scene was satisfying AH!! She only said the truth. Daddy decided to dump on them and expects them to accept and move on after such a sec
  12. I saw an interesting comment online saying that maybe Eun Joo and that "outside" brother Young Sik will get together, especially because of that scene where the kid goes to Eun Joo and hugs her by her leg. The scene felt to me like they laid it on too thick, but based on this online commenter's theory, I see possibilities. I wanted a guy for Eun Joo, and now the writers do not have to insert a new character into the storyline. He already existed all along! lol! Either way, I think Eun Joo and that "grandchild" have a future together. This is one of those rare dramas who
  13. I saw this comment on one of the "streaming sites".... I know these broadcasters regulate the content Koreans can access on Youtube very heavily... I'm also frustrated by the ratings because this drama is a work of art!! However, I do not think their bank accounts are affected because Netflix streaming brings good returns. The money they are earning from rights and residuals is enough to let the production and main cast ignore ratings. This drama is absolutely amazing and this weekend's episodes were beyond amazing!! I was blown away in Episode 3 by how they showed an episode of Ma
  14. I thought that the forehead kiss was petty revenge for the ramyeon move. HK wanted "ramyeon" and he got ramyeon. DH practically puckered her lips for a kiss. HK saw her anticipation and gave a forehead kiss. lol. This teasing is too much! Directornim has built up enough anticipation! I need a kiss to happen soon, and not one of those half baked ones.
  15. I would love to see a scene in which we see the resentment/anger that Kang Tae has towards the burden of caring for his brother. It is realistic for a carer to feel that way, though it may not fit in a romantic drama, but I think it would work to show the other side of the coin of caring for loved ones. Thanks for the translations. I have gotten a better sense of the characters and empathise with them a bit more now. Hear! Hear! Agreed! you said what I thought earlier but you put it in much clearer terms. The psychological cost
  16. Eun Joo! My poor hearteu!!! That convo she had with Tae Hyung just broke me. To love someone is one thing, but to like them is unlocking a new level of emotion. The revelation forced her to confront feelings she kept buried. When you go into a relationship (or anything) with no expectations, you end up getting even more attached, and in her case, REALLY liking Tae Hyung. I noted that she used the word LIKE as opposed to Love in that moment. She is obviously hurt because she really likes him, not just because he used her as a beard. She says that she slowly
  17. Mondays are more wholesome because of this drama, ratings be damned! We have a wounded couple who I really just want to find happiness, preferably together, with each other. Same same. I rewatch the week's episodes the very next day. Who knew I could look forward to Mondays??!!
  18. This drama is fire!! I was so excited I watched the livestream and the subbed version immediately after. I could write a whole post but I will summarise it with: 1. Seo Ye Ji's voice is killing me! 2. The cinematography and OST are excellent and have helped me get into the story more than I would have. I especially appreciated the depiction of happiness from the POV of Sang Tae as he went for the autograph event. 3. Seo Ye Ji's voice!! I feel things running up my spine when she's talking and goading Kang Tae! lol 4. I actually feel
  19. Agreed! There are good idol actors, but I am more concerned about dramas that cater to idols to maximise use of their fan base. Such dramas would not be this deep, preferring to stick to more sunny/positive/visual romantic plots. Which is not to say that it's a bad strategy, it's just that I am over those kind of storylines. (I'm getting old, I need real drama!) I can't disdain the influence of these idols though. I remember during SKY Castle, I saw a comment by a fan of a certain idol who enjoyed the drama, saying that they only tuned in to watch it because their idol liked it...
  20. I LOVE this drama!! I had my eye on it since it was announced and I'm glad it is so good! I wish there were more dramas of this type (with no idols *cough*.) The first four episodes were awesome, revelations at every turn to set the foundation for the story, and boy, is this family messed up! I remember reading back in college that, "Every family is dysfunctional, it is only the degree of dysfunction that differs". Maybe it is confirmation bias at play, but that quote seems true to me in real life and in dramas where they ramp up the dysfunction. Gay hubby,
  21. Those comments are basically me, especially "5. Seo Yeji’s voice is crazy, I really like it!" And "10. Her voice ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ" I'm on the fence about the story, but the last two teasers have sold the drama for me. I'd forgotten how hot her voice is!! lol!! that low drawl, then she hit the "Wow" like a cat and I suddenly felt hot. Hopefully the story is good, because these comebacks by big stars have proven to be underwhelming!! I'm tired of dropping dramas.
  22. I'm in the minority.... I love the mean chaebol wife!! She is the Korean Chaebol Heiress Archetype we know and despise from years of drama watching. I've watched the actress since way back when, but I won't pretend to be a die hard fan. In her bag of tricks she has one particular expression with her upper lip that low-key annoys me when I see it...lol. For some strange reason though, I love her in this drama!! I love her character's styling, the cheating arrogance .... maybe it's the stark contrast to the worn out main leads. Lee Bo Young is executing the "worn out from life" character so wel
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