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7 hours ago, Biology Lesson said:

No, it's not just you :) I also think the three leads are mediocre. What carries him is the script, not the performance. And the script is not that good...

See, told you before, sometimes we think alike too. We are not totally different. Hahaha! Yes indeed, the script is not a good script at some parts. 

 

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The other guy is a bit better as he is more intense and gives a more subtle performance. But for some reason, he just doesn't grab me. I tried watching another show of his before, and I just turned it off after a few episodes. 

I can't relate to the other guy. He seems more bland than Hwi to me. 

 

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My guess is, all these guys do exactly what the director tells them, nothing more, nothing less, and it's understandable since they're relatively young. 

Yes, probably the 3 leads do what Director-nim tells them. They haven't got that "mind" yet to explore their character and this comes with experience. Plus how hardworking are they to do homework before filming. We all know JH does alot of homework before filming starts. His scripts are full of colours. But not every artistes does that. 

 

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Knowing JH, and his uncontrollable urge to help and teach, I'm sure we are going to see a distinct change in the lead's acting very soon! 

This is a very good opportunity for them to learn from a veteran. I hope they take and make use of every chance to learn from this sunbaenim. 

7 hours ago, yoeda said:

Also threatening the royal. Ha. Almost 3 leads doing that. At that time nobody can survive that particular action. Writer-nim should  know how to convey strength and bravery not just talk back or threatening the royal. Its kind get old sometimes.

Spot on! I absolutely agree. I couldn't pin point what is wrong but I felt somewhere is wrong and it is this. Yes, the leads seem not have respect for Bang Won. They dare to talk back and show disrespect. In that era, you disrespect you die. Writer-nim or Director-nim is showing bravery through talking back and disrespect. Doesn't seem quite right.  

6 hours ago, Biology Lesson said:

tell us what happened on the road, since the entire scene was missing! 

We will never know. This is a big puzzle missing. I also want to know why girl wanted to kill Bang Won. Why was he at knife point. Why were they on the run? 

5 hours ago, Prettysup said:

@PrettysupMaybe can start a Jang Hyuk club here. Lol. So glad through this drama many will get to know this amazing actor. His career soars to a new high. More and more will join us here to drool over this man. (Sorry Mrs Jung, we just need to borrow your husband for awhile). :sweat_smile:

4 hours ago, Biology Lesson said:

Also, the episode establishes that all YBW's men are completely stupid and incompetent, so he has to have Hwi and his band of idiots on his side. Makes me wonder how he won a single battle without Hwi...  This makes me suspect that in the next episodes YBW will fade back into the background (making JH's role smaller) while Hwi will be the one to deliver him his victory. I hope this will not happen, but it looks like where the show is going...

My sentiments too. If Bang Won needs to use Hwi to fight, BW role will get smaller. But at this point of time I dont trust Hwi. He may betray BW.  I want to see BW fight his father by himself. I don't need other people to fight for him. But why does it seems that the people or men that Bang Won have are not so skilled in martial arts? If Bang Won is a warrior, surely his men needs to be up to standard but the drama doesn't seem to show BW men are that top skillful.  

 

I want to see JH win a big award for his role as Bang Won. And can we have an award for the fan too? Lol. Bang Won is damn good with the fan. 

 

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35 minutes ago, budgerie said:

See, told you before, sometimes we think alike too. We are not totally different. Hahaha! Yes indeed, the script is not a good script at some parts. 

 

Oh, I know! We have agreed on several things already, we all are fans of JH after all  :)  what we don't agree on- is just a matter of taste! :glasses:

 

35 minutes ago, budgerie said:

My sentiments too. Hwi needs to fight for BW so maybe his role will get more prominent. But at this point of time I dont trust Hwi. He may betray BW and in the end BW needs to fight his father by himself. I hope it is like this so that we can get to see BW more. 

 

I want to see JH win a big award for his role as Bang Won. And can we have an award for the fan too? Lol. Bang Won is damn good with the fan. 

 

From what I saw in the preview of ep. 8, Hwi will probably try to outsmart both YBW and Nam Sun's dad because he is soooo clever... though YBW is the wild card here- he manages to see through Hwi at every turn. I seriously don't understand what's the point with having Nam Sun, he is useless. All we need is the dad. The show is filled with unnecessary nonsense, like the sister and the the love triangle. So boring...

 

I do wonder how the industry will treat JH's performance in this role. I know that most award shows are not about awarding the best, so who knows?

As to the fan- it will have to be several awards cause we have several "actors" playing as the "fan" :D I think until now we've seen three different fans, right?

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3 hours ago, fiesty8001 said:

Why would production team be unhappy if their drama is generating buzz regardless for whichever actor it is? This is business and their focus is only on generating more revenue that is why they cast super popular idols like Seolhyun.

When JH wasn't included in the poster or even appeared at the Press Conf, I didn't have a good feeling about this team. Seems like they deliberately want to exclude him from the limelight and just concentrate on the leads. But however, this is like a turn of events. The supporting actor gets more attention than the leads. The team probably realise now that they need him to promote the drama (hahaha). 

 

In WOL, even though JH was a supporting role but the team didn't exclude him in the Press Conf or the poster. He was there.  

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3 minutes ago, budgerie said:

When JH wasn't included in the poster or even appeared at the Press Conf, I didn't have a good feeling about this team. Seems like they deliberately want to exclude him from the limelight and just concentrate on the leads. But however, this is like a turn of events. The supporting actor gets more attention than the leads. The team probably realise now that they need him to promote the drama (hahaha). 

 

In WOL, even though JH was a supporting role but the team didn't exclude him in the Press Conf or the poster. He was there.  

 

Nah he was one of the main leads in WOL, not exactly a supporting role, more like a second lead. Unlike in My Country.

 

And it’s only ur own deduction that they exclude him from the poster or press conference. It may be his own decision, we don’t know, so let’s not jump to conclusions. 

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22 minutes ago, Biology Lesson said:

Oh, I know! We have agreed on several things already, we all are fans of JH after all  :)  what we don't agree on- is just a matter of taste! :glasses:

Sometimes I feel (we) more than a fan. Feels more like mistress. We're admiring every part of his body from face to toe. :smiley:

22 minutes ago, Biology Lesson said:

From what I saw in the preview of ep. 8, Hwi will probably try to outsmart both YBW and Nam Sun's dad because he is soooo clever... though YBW is the wild card here- he manages to see through Hwi at every turn. I seriously don't understand what's the point with having Nam Sun, he is useless. All we need is the dad. The show is filled with unnecessary nonsense, like the sister and the the love triangle. So boring...

 This is what worries me. I am not sure if Bang Won sees through Hwi yet. Why do I have the impression BW will get betrayed by Hwi? Now, I am only interested to watch BW with his father. BW with the Chief Secretary or whatever his rank. His father's assistant. And I was hoping girl will work for BW yesterday but nothing so far. 

 

Also there's a part (preview for ep 8), I assume he is talking to his father. He held back tears. Probably confronting his father about the Crown Prince thingy. 

 

22 minutes ago, Biology Lesson said:

I do wonder how the industry will treat JH's performance in this role. I know that most award shows are not about awarding the best, so who knows?

BM was such example. He didn't win any award for being Lee Young Oh. 

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8 minutes ago, Prettysup said:

And it’s only ur own deduction that they exclude him from the poster or press conference. It may be his own decision, we don’t know, so let’s not jump to conclusions. 

Yes of course, I may be totally wrong but this is my impression of the whole thing. Anyway, now that many people know he is in this drama, hope the drama will get good rating. 

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1 minute ago, Prettysup said:

 

Nah he was one of the main leads in WOL, not exactly a supporting role, more like a second lead. Unlike in My Country.

 

And it’s only ur own deduction that they exclude him from the poster or press conference. It may be his own decision, we don’t know, so let’s not jump to conclusions. 

In the press conference for FTLY, secondary characters also participated, and I don't think it's that rare. Also, JH may be a supporting character, but his character was the only supporting character that got his own poster, so he was acknowledged as the most important supporting character by the production at some point. 

Also, I noticed that in the video that was shown in the press conference, that you posted in My country's Soompi forum, to which the leads responded and commented upon, JH didn't appear at all. Other side character did- but he didn't.

I don't know what's going on, if anything- maybe he simply couldn't be in the press conference, maybe everything is a coincidence, but you have to admit- due to the way the promotion of the show was handled, many didn't even know JH was on the show. And that's not OK! 

 

 

 

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Sorry! I know I'm crazy! I don't know what all of you are talking about. I need to backread! But Jang Hyuk! I love him so much. He is an amazing actor. I loved watching him in Money Flower!! 

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I am equally puzzled by  JTBC's way of handling the drama promotion. I'm sure many viewers have the same question in their minds. Anyway it's  already midway through the show, and as long as JH gets recognised for his brilliant acting in the show by the audience, I'm happy.  And which he did ! He got plenty of affirmations from viewers and hopefully more and better scripts will come his way! 

 

Tonight's intense scene !! 

 

 

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1 hour ago, 2handsintertwined said:

Sorry! I know I'm crazy! I don't know what all of you are talking about. I need to backread! But Jang Hyuk! I love him so much. He is an amazing actor. I loved watching him in Money Flower!! 

Welcome !! Glad to know he received a lot of love after his drama Money Flower! Do join us in our conversation about him ! :) All warm and friendly fans here, just like JH himself.Haha!

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2 hours ago, azureblue7 said:

I am equally puzzled by  JTBC's way of handling the drama promotion. I'm sure many viewers have the same question in their minds. Anyway it's  already midway through the show, and as long as JH gets recognised for his brilliant acting in the show by the audience, I'm happy.  And which he did ! He got plenty of affirmations from viewers and hopefully more and better scripts will come his way! 

 

Tonight's intense scene !! 

 

 

Oh no! 

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29 minutes ago, kohnlee said:

Oh no! 

I actually am excited about this. :)  I mean, we know that YBW is not going to die, so this is actually a good thing for YBW as a character- it will probably reveal a different side of him, maybe a bit softer. Also, someone needs to take care of him, so maybe we'll finally get to meet his wife (if the writers even remember that he is married, that is). And the best thing- it's more than likely that we will get a shirtless YBW scene! Finally! :lol: I mean, I've been loving JH's clothes in this show, but, come on... 

The only thing that might be concerning is that due to the injury, JH's screen time will be shorter if he's unconscious. That, I won't like...

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Yesterday ratings was lower than last Saturday's at 4.8%... I wonder if it has got to do with his lesser screen time. There were comments on Naver asking where LBW was and asking him to appear soon. But looking at the text preview of the next ep, I wonder if LBW's screen time will be even lesser...:tears:

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14 minutes ago, azureblue7 said:

Yesterday ratings was lower than last Saturday's at 4.8%... I wonder if it has got to do with his lesser screen time. There were comments on Naver asking where LBW was and asking him to appear soon. But looking at the text preview of the next ep, I wonder if LBW's screen time will be even lesser...:tears:

What were the ratings for Friday (episode 7), @azureblue7?

 

6 hours ago, Biology Lesson said:

The only thing that might be concerning is that due to the injury, JH's screen time will be shorter if he's unconscious. That, I won't like...

That’s possible too, but fret not! Many people across Naver and Koreans have widely recognized his talent playing the role of LBW. I think ~80% of the comments on the top articles (the one that ppl usually comment on right after the show) are all about JH. So that’s good enough recognition for him even if his screen time fluctuates from episode to episode! 

 

25 minutes ago, azureblue7 said:

Interesting... what is your guess? Mine would be number 2.

My guess is both 1 and 2. Seeing how the show timeskips everything, it’s possible that he recovered quickly haha. That’s good for us so that means we will see him back on his feet again soon! 

 

The text preview is misleading to me. It’s says he was barely alive and that Nam Jeon was victorious in his plan, but in the show preview we see him holding Hwi at swordpoint? Is the text preview meant to be a ruse so that we don’t guess the double plotting? 

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24 minutes ago, The Reel Life said:

What were the ratings for Friday (episode 7), @azureblue7?

Here's the ratings so far. Slightly lower but I was expecting it to rise..

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24 minutes ago, The Reel Life said:

~80% of the comments on the top articles (the one that ppl usually comment on right after the show) are all about JH. So that’s good enough recognition for him even if his screen time fluctuates from episode to episode! 

 

That's true. Many were full of praises for his a acting and how he makes the scene more immersive everytime he appeared on the screen.

 

24 minutes ago, The Reel Life said:

The text preview is misleading to me. It’s says he was barely alive and that Nam Jeon was victorious in his plan, but in the show preview we see him holding Hwi at swordpoint? Is the text preview meant to be a ruse so that we don’t guess the double plotting? 

I think if Nam Jeon's is successful, given that Hwi shot YBW at such close range and with poison, he should not be even barely alive. He should be dead. It has to be both Hwi and his move to find the spy and to avoid following the king's order to move out .

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‘My Country’ episode 8 top Knetz’s comments


1.    Jang Hyuk ability to digest the character left me breathless. The birth of the greatest Lee Bang-won ever. (+902 -8)

 

2.    My country Kim Young-cheol, Ahn Nae-sang, Jang Hyuk took the center stage. I think Woo Do-hwan and Yang Se-jong are also good at digesting characters.The beautiful Seolhyun who melts naturally in the passionate performance of the above actors. The characters and the background match well, ost is  good, overall the drama is very interesting. (+690 -19)


3.    Jang Hyuk charismatic blast ᅲᅲ (+384 -13)


4.    Jang Hyuk left me speechless (+286 -6)


5.    Charismatic Jang Hyuk~ (+185 -10)


6.    Jang Hyuk is an actor who was always admired for his acting, although I am not his fan, his performance here is really awesome. I am watching as a fan of Yang Se-jong, and in the scene where they act together, their powers and energies are different. (+158 -4)

 

7. That has to be self-orchestrated by Yi Bang-won right? Otherwise it wont make sense (+95 -0)

 

8. When Jang Hyuk appears, the immersion power is not joking !! (+91 -3)

 

https://entertain.naver.com/ranking/read?oid=076&aid=0003487920


1.    At first, a lot of people said Jang Hyuk wasn't the main character, but I think the main character is the one who leads the story. As expected, it's Jang Hyuk. (+441 -9)


2.   This is Jang Hyuk's life work after 'Chuno'. In modern historical dramas, there are not many actors who are as focused and charismatic as Jang Hyuk. Kim Young-chul is also a good actor. Maybe I got attracted to 'My Country' by veteran actors like Jang Hyuk and Kim Young-chul, otherwise it will be Woo Do Hwan... .It would have been hard for Yang Se-jong alone to drive up the popularity of this drama. By the way, Jang Hyuk's acting really left me speechless...In Gyo-jin and Ahn Nae-sang are also good actors... (+401 -9)


3.    Jang Hyuk ~ You're good at acting, so charismatic ~ (+152 -2)

 

https://entertain.naver.com/ranking/read?oid=117&aid=0003293251

 

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1 hour ago, azureblue7 said:

Interesting... what is your guess? Mine would be number 2.

 

I thought it was a dream, or something either Hwi or LBW was thinking in his mind. But after looking at ep 9 written preview it seems not to be the case. 

 

1 hour ago, The Reel Life said:

 

That’s possible too, but fret not! Many people across Naver and Koreans have widely recognized his talent playing the role of LBW. I think ~80% of the comments on the top articles (the one that ppl usually comment on right after the show) are all about JH. So that’s good enough recognition for him even if his screen time fluctuates from episode to episode! 

 

 

Haha yah most of the top comments only talk about JH, even though I was trying to be impartial in my Knetz comments translations, they keep talking about JH and YBW only. So not my fault lol..

 

1 hour ago, azureblue7 said:

Yesterday ratings was lower than last Saturday's at 4.8%... I wonder if it has got to do with his lesser screen time. There were comments on Naver asking where LBW was and asking him to appear soon. But looking at the text preview of the next ep, I wonder if LBW's screen time will be even lesser...:tears:

 

Haha no, I won't dare to think JH's amount of screen time dictate the viewers ratings. Viewers do not know what they will see or not see before tuning in. Anyway not to worry, sometimes ratings can fluctuate for unknown reasons. As long as it picks up later, and we still have half the drama to go, fighting !!

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