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  1. I have not watched the Game of Thrones yet; however, I do not think there is an comparison. This drama hit it out the ballpark. All of the actors are amazing. This drama shows that human nature never change; some people are inherently good, like Eunseom, and some are inherently evil. The same political struggles existed then as now. What makes the show so fascinating to watch is that people, though primitive, still have the need for power, (to subdue others), worship the divine creator, and have the need to discriminate against others based on an arbitrary standard. I love this drama and what makes it more enjoyable is reading your comments, insights, and theories.
  2. I loved reading your comments and insights about the last two episodes. The last two episodes, while LOL funny, were important to the theme of the drama; the historians. I was happy they took a stand when HR was jailed for trying to preform her job; the the underlying story was very important and I think set the stage for the reminder of the drama. The historians have a critical job. Their job is to record historical events accurately and truthfully, and the king must not interfere with their ability to do so. The same as today, truthful reporting should not be blocked/interfered with by monarchies, prime ministers, presidents, or dictators. I loved the way the scholars came to stand with the historians in pleading with the king. But most of all, I loved how the writer wrote HR's and the king's interactions, they were very comical. We get to see a shrewd king, who recognized how cunning HR was in appealing to his pride of country, and not begging or pleading for him to do the right thing. So far I am enjoying this drama.
  3. @dramaninja I am happy that you are enjoying this drama...well, I guess I have to go back and watch the last five episodes again. I think in the original version, ( it has been years since I've watched it) the lead found out she was pregnant after they parted, but lost it. If that is the case, then, He actually did "eat her alive"
  4. I am so happy to see that viewers are still finding this drama and enjoying it. I have recommended this drama to others because I loved the fact that Romance is a Bonus Book did not have all the nonsense that many K-dramas are plagued with. The entire cast were great. They made me laugh, curse, and sigh. One of the funniest scene for me was when all of the stockholders came to work wearing their beige/tan trench coats...lol. As I am writing, I am smiling, thinking of other funny scenes... there are many; therefore, I am going to stop here.
  5. I was looking for something to watch while I wait for Arthdal to return and I found this gem. I loved this drama from the first episode. I loved the scene where both she and her husband to be bolted from the wedding. I can see him coming to love her the more he sees and interacts with her. However, am loving the chemistry between HR and LR. I think this is one of those drama's that I will watch and enjoy; however, I will comment much.
  6. Thank you for sharing your points of view. I do understand that everything does not have to be tied up in a neat bow. Many of my favorite k-dramas aren't tied up in neat bows, and have open endings. What I hate more than a neat bow, is the rush ending and I felt this ending was rushed and; therefore, left me feeling a little empty. However, the ending was not enough to take away from this excellent drama. I would recommend this drama to anyone looking for a mature drama to watch. @thistle, @polar15, @tok-soompi Since you liked Spring Night I would like to recommend "Romance is a Bonus Book". Great drama, no mother-in-law madness, the triangles aren't crazy and spiteful, the story line is timely, yet presented in a non preachy way, and the ending is open.
  7. @mel22 I watched the entire American series also, and I agree with you about the character Hana, was a bit standoffish and had a "I know more than you" attitude. I was hoping her attitude stemmed from the fact that she lost her lover in the bomb blast. I have loved Ji Jin Hee's acting since he acted in Dong Yi. I will watch this drama as a standalone and not compare it to the American version. To me, it is unfair to the writers, directors, and actors to make comparisons. Since I enjoyed the American version, even if they stick close to the script, I am sure I will enjoy this version also. I have applied the same principal as I did to the remake of other dramas, such as "Boys over Flowers," "Scarlet Heart," and "Fated to Love You".
  8. @dramaninjaThat is exactly how I felt...I did not like the last few episodes of Something in the Rain after loving the drama to that point. Good comparison.
  9. I finally completed Spring Night. It was a good drama; however, the last two episodes did not live up to the rest of the drama. I guess for the Korean audiences, the writer had to depict the character of JI having some misgivings and taking time to think about the relationship, because JI fell in love with JH too quickly. On the surface it appeared that she broke off a relationship with a decent guy (with money) for JH, a flawed man. However, KS was not a decent man and from snippets of conversations, I surmise, he cheated on JI; but, she always took him back because the relationship was never about marriage. KS is vindictive and petty, and the power he thought money gave him was all he was about. I don't believe KS can truly love anyone. It think JI pegged him correctly when she felt that all she was to him as a convenient "booty call." I loved this drama from episode one through episode 14. The time JI and JH spent apart in episode 15 should have been taking time to solidify their relationship and advancing her sisters' story line to a satisfactory conclusion. Episode 16 could shown a decent proposal, with maybe JH and his son taking JI out to dinner and both proposing to her, after dinner (dropping his son off first) they could have gone back to his place and celebrated the next step in their relationship. I also would have liked a better wrap-up of the divorce between SI and her husband. It would have been nice to see him in group for men who batter their wives. To me, that would have been an acknowledgement that he knew did something wrong and wanted to change his behavior. Although I felt let down at the end, this was a very good drama. The characters felt real and not over the top. The dialog was good and the chemistry between JI and JH was very good. I loved the playfulness and silliness when the two of them were together. The writer did a very good job depicting new love and a couple really in love. When you love someone, you are willing to go all the way with them and share their heartache and trials along with the good times. Great work writer, everyone should be proud of the job they did on this drama. Kudos to the actors, production staff and director.
  10. Has it been subbed yet? I have been waiting for the subs but got tired. That is how international audiences lose interest in a drama. What a pity!
  11. I watched the American version, and wonder how close the Korean version will stick to the original script. I understand that certain circumstances will be different based on Korea's government structure, culture, and adversaries. However, if it sticks to the original premise, then North Korea is not the blame for the terrorist attack.
  12. @thistle Thank you for your comments. I am loving this drama, and as you stated, it is so real. The characters actually engage in dialogues. I am at the point that I do not feel sorry for KS any longer. I am sure he likes JI, enough, but he is not in love with her. They had an intimate relationship for 4 years, JI is intelligent, nice looking, and convenient for his needs. I am sure he would have be happy married to JI; but JI wants and deserves more. KS even looks boring. Along comes JH, unexpectedly and he and JI make a connection at first encounter. He excites her as much as he excites him. All of a sudden, JI realizes that she is not happy in her relationship with KS and needs more. I like JH, his parents are small business owners. He worked hard in school and was first or second in his classes, he won a full scholarship to college and became a pharmacist. What a great accomplishment. What more, he is a single father who has taken responsibility for his child. Many look at him as flawed; however, I look at him with admiration. I think that he and JI would be happy together. He is the one that makes her heart thump. He is the one who makes her smile. I am know routing for their relationship and hope JI do not cave in and go back to KS. I am tempted to read the comments here; however, I would like to experience this drama without spoilers.
  13. I started to watch this drama on Netflix this past weekend and thought, after the first two episodes that the writing reminded me of "Pretty Noona That Buys Me Food." So far the writing and directing are superb. I started to read everyone's comments and then realized I did not want to spoil my viewing experience. I wish I could have watched this drama along with you and participated in the discussion. I am glad that Nexflix picked up this drama. At this point, I feel sorry for JI because she is caught between her obligation between KS, her boyfriend of 4 years and this incredible chemistry and pull between her and JH. So far the drama has accurately depicted the struggle to stay true to a relationship that has become stale and was never really going anywhere and the feelings of wanting to be with some one new. I will check back in to see if anyone has just watching this drama as I have. Again, I wished I could have participated in the discussion with you; however, the drama has ended and most of you have moved on to another drama.
  14. This drama is being shown on Viki; however, it has not been completely subbed yet.
  15. Hi chingu, Nothing amiss with your punctuation or even spelling and grammar. However, I think you must’ve lost your way looking for the shipper thread. This isn’t it. Good luck on your travels. Cheerio I am not shipping them, because I am not into shipping any couple. No, I do not think Song Joong Ki handle the situation correctly. I am only saying, since they were married, regardless of who started the process, or who is in the wrong, marriage is a serious commitment. Who the couple is doesn't matter to me. Regardless of the status, (celebrity or everyday people), it is not easy for a couple to come to the decision of getting a divorce. Personally, I detest the behavior of any spouse, (male or female), who cheats in the marriage which is a possibility if the rumors are to be believed. However, since we really do not know what actually happened in their marriage, I think instead of lambasting either party, we need to lend our support. Not because of who they are, but because dissolving a marriage is not easy on either party. I am not shipping them, but feel sorry for both of them. Sometimes the one who hollers the loudest is the most hurt. I think Song Hye Kyo is a beautiful person and a talented actress. I have been a following her since "Full House." I hope as Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki move forward in life, each will take this experience and grow from it. I look at both of them as fallible individuals, like the rest of us, and hope in the future both will find true happiness. This is where I am coming from not from a standpoint of shipping them but from the standpoint of having empathy for both of them because only they know exactly what happened in their marriage and what when wrong. We have to rely on speculation and rumor. Again I agree that Song Joon Ki should have kept quite about the divorce until it was final and I cannot and will not defend him. However, I do not know why he made the move he did. I agree with you wholeheartedly that it would have been nice if they had put out a joint statement once the divorce had been settled. That would have been the classy dignified way to handle the divorce.
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