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  1. I agree with you. I have been thinking the same thing for the last couple episodes, elope. That would stop Ms. Crazy lady in her tracks. As CWH's wife asked Crazy Lady "You do not know what it is like to be married to someone who doesn't love you." In essence, you cannot make someone love you and you will be forever miserable.
  2. Perhaps that explains why LH's mother is so protective of him. She feels she has to help him, rule the country. It would also explain why she did not want him to marry YR. YR is easily manipulating the emperor. She really doesn't care about him, the country, or the institution of the monarchy, she only cares for herself and living a grand lifestyle. Blademan said Dude I get that you want to gain the Emperor's loyalty but dang! How does this make you any different...? Perhaps he is coming from another angle. He can see Sunny hurting and he wants her to stop at the same time he has to do something to throw suspicion off of him.
  3. I agree with some of what you've surmised but not all. CSY because of how she was raised, would not have walked out of the marriage just because her husband had an affair. She asked him why hadn't he remarried. She said that she only let him go, because he said he could not give up the other woman and wanted to marry her. I think CSY, although she felt as if she was sold off, would have stayed in the marriage had he made her feel loved and important. I do not know why he cheated; however, I think he came to the realization after the divorce that he let a dynamite woman go and that he actually loved her. When they first married he could have also felt resentment for having to marry someone whom was forced on him and his way of rebelling was to have an affair. I do agree that if he had fought beside CSY during those times, she may have seen his intentions more clearly.
  4. This story is visually exciting, engaging, and tantalizing. I love the story line, it very different from many other K-dramas I have watched It is a step up with the on location filming. This drama is appealing on many levels. It appeals to gamers, those who love thrillers, mysteries, and action dramas and of course millennials.
  5. @stella77 and @ktcjdrama I could not agree with your more, I have not seen any provocative sexual scenes that would make anyone blush, or turn away in disgust. What I have seen are bed or bathtub scenes tastefully executed. It is left up to the imagination as to the what actually happened. Therefore, I conclude that those who are protesting about the sex in this drama have "dirty minds" Oops, I know your secret. No worries though, having an imagination is a part of being human. I love that this is a fast moving drama. What keeps me hooked is all of the twists, and turns, such as finding out the the nanny is the little princess daughter and not the spoiled, unhinged princess, which makes the child her niece (thank God). Now I understand why the little princess visited the king so often, it is his daughter. I am curious as to what nanny's position was before she give birth to the king's daughter, was she his personnel assistant also? The person in the grave had on a necklace and earrings that looked like the heirloom set the king gave to Suni. Therefore, who is the person in the grave? Was she someone the king impregnated also? It is obvious that the king loved his first wife, what happened that she took her own life it that is what truly happened. We know that his daughter is 7, and the wife has been dead for 7 years, is there a correlation between the two events? Is the king's brother an author and why is he estranged from the palace? This is why I am watching the drama. I have loved watching Choi, Jin Hyuk since the Gu Family Book; however, he is not why I decided to watch this show. I love Jang Nara's acting, but she is not the reason I am watching this drama. I was looking for something to watch while the drama I was watching was translated into English and after watching episode one, I was hooked. After episode one, I had many questions that I wanted the answers to. How to get those answers...watch the drama. So far, this drama has not disappointed me. I am looking forward to the next episode.
  6. @sal2 Thank you for the explanation. I can understand how you feel, because I commented when it happened that he just left the bed of someone else. (I wonder if he even washed) Although that and the massage room scene put me off, it wasn't enough to stop me from watching the drama. Unfortunately, men (in real life) around the world go home to their wives after leaving their mistresses houses, one night stands, and women of the night, and I find it disgusting and dangerous to the wife. However, when I am watching a drama, these scenes tell us what type of character each actor is playing. From these scenes, we know that YR has no feelings for anyone, not even the emperor. She uses people to advance her person agenda; NWS, his mother, the queen mother, and the emperor. The emperor's behavior tells us that he thinks he loves YR; however, he will do his duty if he must, i.e. go to bed with his wife. He also thinks that YR will help him break away from his mother so that he can become the emperor in his own right. I look at this drama as a historical drama, with a modern backdrop. The palace has always been cut throat and a dangerous place to live. Therefore, I look at the drama through a different lens.
  7. Really... that is sad and stupid. I don´t see how people even care for romance anymore when they are doing this. trowing scenes like that without building the romance at least. I am out of here. so for those that like this show enjoy @sal2 I am sorry that you do not like the show and I hope you find a drama that you will enjoy watching. I am not sure I understand what you are speaking of. Are you upset about the Emperor and YR or are you upset about the Emperor and Sunny (his legal wife) having sex? It is nice to build a relationship first; however, in many cultures, arranged marriages are the norm. Therefore, there is no romance building before marriage and they have sex first once they exchange vows, they learn each once they marry. If I used many K-dramas as a guide, I would say poor people marry for romance, rich people marry for finance. The show isn't so much about who is zooming who, but as it proceeds it will be about Sunny (the empress) and CWB (her body guard) solving a mystery and bringing down the monarchy. People aren't perfect in real life and have sex for many reasons other than romance or before they build a relationship. Again, I sincerely hope you find a drama that will make you happy.
  8. I had an opportunity to watch this drama last night... loved it. I cannot believe that I am currently watching four dramas that I like, this year I cut back to one or two dramas at a time; however, last night while waiting for next episodes of Love Alert, the Last Empress, and The Encounter, I decided to see what this drama was about. The drama started off gritty, with HR's brother paying for stolen leather from the pier (loading dock) and then their shop being raided by the police. Another scene two brothers are arguing and one hits the other. Okay, now I am interested. It gets better, TIJ, the second generation chaebol son's reporter girlfriend is off the chain. She approaches HR, and warns her to stay away for TIJ. I am now getting into the plot, and the plot thickens, TIJ's fiance is JTO's ex-lover, and she possibly has a child by him. He has a potential collaboration with TIJ. The final connection between the four happens when JTO meets HR, because his handmade shoes, which her father made, needed repair. It is a delicious tangled web, especially when the JTO proposes a business deal to HR to steal TIJ's heart from his ex-lover. The first four episodes are well written, and well executed. I am looking forward to watching the rest of this drama.
  9. You are spot on, but funny... I was in stitches as I read your post. You forget to add the massage scene; I would have loved to read your thoughts. Many thought that this drama posts would be polarizing; however, so far, I have had a blast reading everyone's posts. Everyone have a great sense of humor. Great post.
  10. @Lmangla I choose option three... we find out the Sunny actually has brain cells and figure out who the locket belongs to.
  11. It is the end of 2018 and I am just returning to this drama. I am surprised by how much I remember. I hope that all the episodes have been subed in English. It is a pity that more people have not found or commented on this drama. I think many dramas outside of the country of origin, do not get much traction if they are not picked up by one of the major screening companies such as Vicki. Great story, I hope that eventually more people will find it and watch it.
  12. I have watched the first two episodes and I am loving this drama. I found myself wishing that I had waited to watch it because this is a drama that I would love to marathon. I think complete strangers first meeting (especially under her circumstances, stolen pocketbook, no money) would be a little awkward towards each other. Therefore, their reaction towards each other and their awkwardness were spot on. Some have stated that this drama reminds them of a movie, and I have to agree. I think both actors are doing a fantastic job and their emotions are realistic and fit the situation.
  13. I watch episode 7 last night and I do not know where to begin with my comments. My strongest reaction was to YR. I understand she grew up in poverty, and did not have anything, and the hopes of becoming the king's mistress/empress were enticing. However, YR knew that if the royals found out she had a child, she could never be anymore than a booty call. I do not know if YR promised to marry Na, Wank Sik; but his mother and he were under impression that she was his girlfriend and future wife. The character of YR is a user and she devoid of real human emotions. She does not love the emperor, she never loved NWS. Although I have no love lost for the emperor, I think that given a chance and space, he would fall for Sunny. Sunny is naive; however, she is a breath of fresh air in the palace. Just Suni's presence has brought live back to the palace. The Lee Hyuk does not love Sunny and she knows that, but she intrigues him, she does the unexpected. It think that is why YR acted in the despicable way she did in the the massage room. If you noticed, the emperor did not seek her, YR sought out LH because he would have been more discreet because he is now married. YR wants to hurt Sunny, she is trying to mark, like a dog, her territory, the territory is not hers. When YR get finish debasing herself with the emperor, Sunny is still the empress. Lee Hyuk might not turn down the booty, and does not love the empress, but he is going to protect her has his wife. The love scenes between the Emperor and YR are tacky, tasteless and steamy , but I am not put off by them because it explains YR's character and how she thinks. The make-out scenes were not written just because the writer wanted add some racy scenes, those scenes help us to define YR. We all know how men think, therefore, the emperor responding to YR is no surprise and the scenes do not bother me. When I was young, my mother explained(drilled) to me the difference between men and women, it is unfair (thank God for the "me too" movement); however, it is true. Woman are precious jewels; perhaps it's because we bring forth life. By my mother's teaching once the emperor decided to marry Sunny, YR should have walked away. Even if LH came to YR, her answer should have been no. The character of YR has no self respect and in her quest, to get back at the queen mother and show Sunny, she has the emperor, she lost her dignity. Do I feel sorry for whatever happens to YR...the answer is no. The grandmother was so funny, I like her. She was hilarious in the family's restaurant. I love her character.
  14. I always though after he saw her just out of the shower and looked like he was going to jump her right there combined with the towel drop meant they did it that night. It is open for interpretation... I say that they slept together that night...He said he was going to eat her alive...I don't think he (or she) stopped at a kiss. I watched this drama when it aired and I loved it. Anyone new to K-drama and want a recommendation, this remake is one of the dramas I would recommend. Now I will have to watch episode 13 again...Tee He
  15. I also agree that this drama will cause a lively discussion. I hope it is not polarizing, but thought provoking and above all respectful. I love watching dramas that cause the audience to have strong opinions. The first two episodes, I felt sorry for the emperor because he could not seem to break away from his mother's influence. I understand the cultural influence and the deference many men give to their mother; however, as the head of the country, the emperor should treat his mother with the utmost respect, but draw a line that she cannot cross, because in essence she is subservient to him and not the other way around. I admit that I am disappointed by the emperor's weakness as a "ruler" and because of that weakness, he is being manipulated by MYR to get back at the Dowager, Queen. I could not get over the fact that MYR tried to kill her mother. If she hadn't hit her, I do not think her mother would have walked out in front of the vehicle. Nor could I accept the fact that she did not cry knowing that her mother was killed, wow, now that is cold-blooded and sub-human. I think initially Lee Hyuk would have reported the incident, because it was an accident. At that point, I was in the emperor's corner. Once he called in his fixer/cleaner and would have also killed MYR, also I said, &!ll no, the emperor is weak, cruel and devoid of any real emotions --- he just went the bed with this woman and now she is collateral damage? Any feelings I had of being sorry for him went right out of the window. I am looking forward to the next episode.
  16. I was going to give this drama up after the first episode, but decided to give the second episode a try. I am glad I did, I will be sticking with this drama until the end. It reminds me of an historical drama, but set in the modern era; the overbearing, power hungry queen mother; the scheming (in earlier centuries it would have been a noble consort) personal secretary; and the ruthless king and his "cleaners" (elite soldiers). Therefore, life is still dangerous in the palace. Even in 2018 you can lose your life in the palace. I love Jang Na-Ra as Oh Su-Ni or Sunny. She is great in this part. The only problem I have so far is her clothes. Why do they have to be so ugly??? Sunny's character can be naive without looking frumpy and tattered. What's with that? Maybe someone can explain it to me. In most Korean dramas, why do nice and/or naive female characters wear such awful clothes? Is a nice shirt/blouse/sweater and a decent looking dress, skirt, or pair of pants too expensive for a nice or naive woman? Is it that nice or naive women don't know how to dress? Okay, I am finish with my pet peeve. So far I am enjoying this drama and cannot wait until the next episode.
  17. My thoughts about this drama. Asian dramas often have a message. For me the message of this drama is true beauty comes from the within. What appears to be a curse for HGS is really a blessing, she has a profound understanding that on the inside everyone is the same. Regardless of how her outer body appears; whether her spirit is housed in a young or old body; male or female body; or a body of a different race or ethnicity, inside HGS is still the same person with the same principles. DSJ cannot distinguish faces, he has to rely on people's gestures, the way they talk, walk and innate kindness. Both these conditions if you look on the surface appear to be a curse, however, both conditions allow them to see the world as we all should see the world, without bias based on the superficial. What a great place the world would be if we all only saw the beauty of a person's spirit.
  18. I was watching several dramas on DF when it shut down. When you find a legitimate site, please post it so that I can watch it there. As you stated the illegal sites have unwanted images and are virus ridden.
  19. I don't know...she is pregnant with another man's baby, that is an automatic death sentence. I think that the Crown Prince can forgive MY's sins, since the crown prince witnessed the murder of MY's father and family. The Crown Prince can understand MY's anger and the fact that he was manipulated by the PM. Since HS is the baby's aunt, they might raise the child as their own, but not adopt, if it is a boy; therefore, he would never be in line for the throne. In the past consorts and concubines have taken lovers with the knowledge that both would die if anyone ever found out. I am sure a few had babies that were not the King's; however, unlike in this scenario, they were at least sleeping with the King. The crown princess was reckless because she knew that her father planned to kill the Crown Prince and who would be able to dispute the baby's legitimacy. I think MY might love the crown princess; however, she does not love him, she does have feelings for him, but I don't think it is love. The reason for my statement is if the CP would have shown her a little attention, she would have been all his and against her father. I get the feeling that the PM was not loving towards his daughter but used her a a pawn. I feel a little sorry for the crown princess, but then I don't because she, out of spite and frustration, went along with her father's treasonous plots. To end any insurrection attempts, the crown princess, her father, mother, brother??? and his accompanists all should be put to death. It is harsh, but it is life.
  20. Right now, I am so upset. I was watching this as well as two other dramas on Drama Fever only to find out that their last day of business was 10/16/18. Time Warner, their parent company, for business reasons decided to shut down the streaming service. I can understand having business reasons for terminating a department; however, they should have let the content that was not completed run, restrict access to any dramas and movies that were completed, and not add any new content. Once the new dramas were over, then shut down the service. Now I am looking for a legal site to view content other than Viki. I watch dramas on Viki also; however, the dramas I was watching are not on Viki yet. What a boomer!
  21. I don't think that DW knew who he was when he came back from Seoul (modern name). I think that WD remembered who he was when SD shot the arrow at him. He remembered being presented with the arrows and other palace scenes. He was able to figure out he was the CP by putting together his scattered memories, along with the fact the SH's brother told him that people thought he was dead and if he came back many would loose their lives. Why would he choose to continue to live as WD? One he wants to be by SH's side and two, he does not want people to loose their lives. His only option at this point would be to assume WD's identity and live happily with Hong. Since he realizes that he is the target of an assassination attempt, he would not be safe in the palace. Therefore, he needs time to figure out who is behind the attempts on his life, develop a strategy, and find allies if he hopes to live. WD knows that eventually he has to resume his role as CP and go back to the palace because of the chaos and corruption abound in the palace and his father, the King is in danger. As WD he also has had an opportunity to experience how the citizens live and what they think of the CP; therefore, he needs to make changes to ease their burden. I look at episode 11 as the second half of the story where CP has to take charge and clean house.
  22. I decided to watch this drama Saturday night and completed episode 7 last night. Once the prince does regain his memory and make it back to the palace, I think that he is going to kick butt and take no prisoners. I think that he has to build a power base before he returns and, therefore; remains as Hon Shim husband until he can safely return to the palace. His experiences outside of the palace will alter his views of the people and the laws governing them. I hope that in the end, the crown prince takes Hon Shim as one of his concubines, later to be his future queen. (I wonder if the writer will have reveal of Hon Shim's real name and parentage)? I did not think that I would like this drama at first; however, it is good. It has it's light moments but also depicts that politics of the time. Watching historical dramas remind me that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Today, power grabbing is often executed in a different way, (without bloodshed), but the end results are the same. The most venerable are hurt at the expense of those who hunger for power. I am looking forward to catching up in the next few days.
  23. The only thing I have to say about last night is Ahhh! The final scene was great and well worth the wait. The actors were fantastic, so much emotion, they nailed it. The tear running down MS's face was the so moving. All-in-all, I loved this episode.
  24. I agree with you 1000% about the plot, GB needs to know the truth. My next remarks are solely based on my personality. After MS said he does not remember a few times and the way he expressed it, ( not flippant or sarcastic) I would have wanted an explanation. Yes, the first time, he said that he did not remember, I would have been taken back and hurt; however, after how he acted with the shoes and in other instances, curiosity would have gotten the best of me I would have started to question why he does not remember instead of getting upset. I cannot understand why GB is not curious. It is not normal, at some point, not to question why MS cannot remember. To all who will say, she lost her career and was accused of murder, yes, I know that she has been beaten down and humiliated by many; however, GB has spunk, and skill and she has a not going to give up attitude. Therefore, GB not questioning MS's lapse in memory does not add up. It is time for her to know the truth and move the drama forward.
  25. @2handsintertwined Thank you for responding to me. It is my opinion that we all do not have to think and feel the same way on any topic. All sincere and respectful opinions are welcomed. Who knows when someone will post something that will change one's way of thinking. May God bless you and keep you. I do hope that you will finish watching familiar wife. I think the ending, though it could have been better, will satisfy you. I hope to meet you again while watching a further drama. I used to watch K-dramas every night; however, I have cut back my watching to two dramas a week. I am now watching Devilish Joy and Mr. Sunshine.
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