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  1. Joining in the discussion as who should be king, I think the CP should be king, but make Dowon's son (if he has one) the next CP. That way the crown revert back to the rightful lineage. I am sure if the CP went the route the Queen Dowager would support it.
  2. I think the Queen Dowager was not pleased with one brother killing the other. She has affection for both the CP and Rim; however, Rim, being the dethroned king's son, is the true heir to the throne. The Queen Dowager told her son, if he did not keep Rim safe, she would commit suicide and; therefore, disgrace the king's reign. I would have thought that the king would have taken care of Rim, or at least given him special attention, because he killed his father and caused him to become an orphan. The hateful way the king treats Rim, makes me believe that he has no remorse for staging a coup, killing his brother and usurping the throne. I understand a new way of thinking was infiltrating their old customs and Catholicism was creeping in; however, wouldn't it have been better to find a compromise than to raise and army and kill your brother, who happens to be the king? I love how the CP always looks out for Rim and genuinely cares for him. Their relationship is so beautiful. I hope that even when Rim learns of his past, he will remember his brother's love for him and not turn against him. I do not think the CP knows that Rim in not the King's son because if Rim's mother was also killed on the day he was born, the CP would have been too young to know what was going on and probably only remember Rim being a part of the family from Rim's birth.
  3. If you have Instagram , there’s an announcement made, this is just season 1, season 2 starts in June 2020. Thats the schedule in Netflix I knew that there had to be a second season because as @Donatog pointed out, nothing has been resolved. I was hoping that it would be sooner, than later; however, I can wait until June. From previous comments, it might be a three season drama. I am okay with that also if I get a satisfying ending.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. @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"
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. @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".
  11. @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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. @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.
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