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6 hours ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

The love triangle, I imagine will get full blown treatment soon and most likely be pumped full of steroids knowing what our leads are like.

Two guys slugging it out for one woman can get tiresome fast but I'm really looking forward to scenes similar to what we saw at the end of Ep. 12 where So is more than a match for Uk's intellect and gives him a good dressing down about keeping up the pretence of caring for Su. Although apparently he doesn't know the full extent of that relationship, it doesn't make what he says untrue. Uk does come across as being two-faced in his admonishments. Yes, he can blame it on his lack of power till the cows come home... the reality is he didn't even try. But we've said that repeatedly and truth be told, I've never found Su and Uk all that compelling. Those two "lovebirds" needed a serious reality check and now they're getting it in spades.

I suppose what I want to do here is defend my position on So and Su as an overlapping romance not as an alternate one. Fundamentally I don't agree that the Su-So romance hasn't started and yes, I'm arguing that it's possible to love two people at the same time even if they're not the same kind of love to begin with. For me the progression is everything.

Why do we privilege the Uk-Su relationship as the romantic one but not Su-So as it stands? Why can't an epic romance be built on a friendship, honesty and a meeting of minds? Why can't it be slow? Why can't it evolve over time and through deep suffering? I've always considered the Su-So romance storyline far superior to the Uk-Su one precisely because the former is built on strong foundations not on fluff and sweet nothings. The writing is so deliberate on this and still there's so much surprising negativity regarding the slowness in the progression of Su and So towards consummation. Consummation is obviously the endgame but there needs to be a journey of becoming also. 

I've been thinking about the premonitions in relation to all of this. One thing I didn't expect was the fact that Uk turned Darth Vader on us rather than So. I think it's an interesting switch there and probably one that played with our expectations and Su's. I imagine that one of the reasons why Su has been holding back from So is that she thinks that he will turn into Darth Vader because it is his "destiny" to be Gwangjong. She is clearly drawn to him despite knowing all of that. The irony is that her expectations of both men have not followed the kind of trajectory that she thought they would. The sweet, gentlemanly Uk is turning into the cold, calculating tyrant that she thought So would be. Whereas the wild, savage So has become the sweet, if clumsy big-hearted lover who is gradually becoming the noble figure that she thought that Uk was. 

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With all due respect to Korean audiences and others who have expressed frustration with the show, I am enjoying this drama precisely because it demolishes all the usual expectations.

For example, I don't know why we're still throwing around labels like "first male lead" or "second male lead" for this show. So isn't the first male lead in the same way that Uk isn't the second male lead. They are both equal male leads with their own journey that intersect with the female lead. They both love her in different ways which has important ramifications on the way she perceives the world of Goryeo. In turn she loves them both in different ways and in different stages. With that in mind, Su's impact on both men are powerful and life-changing. She awakens hidden aspects in their personalities and bring them to light. Because of So's personal journey, her impact on him is positive to the point where it elevates him to become a better man (and hopefully a better king) whereas her impact on Uk is much less positive because of his personality and his latent tendencies. I realize that it is within our nature to pigeonhole characters and that we've become accustomed to timelines and predictable trajectories... we've been trained through years of watching K dramas to expect certain things to happen by Ep. 8 or Ep. 10. This show, however, doesn't seem to follow any of those trajectories in any of the usual ways. I can see why it's frustrating for some but for me, it's all part of the charm. The unpredictability is what makes the show quite unique. And addictive. No one disputes that the editing and the approach to the story could have been better (considering the limitations imposed on it) but as far as the storytelling is concerned, it's still compelling television.

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Wow this thread is on FIRE always and its not even Monday or Tues LOL. Its so hard trying to keep up haha :P 

I've always liked LJK, well lets re-phrase that. I didn't like him till Iljimae after that there was no turning back. I always watch his dramas no matter what but ofc I stop if I lose interest ehehe. I'm so glad that his followers on IG went up. I am an original of the 350K follows now he's at 1 million wow. 

I don't care that the drama is not doing well in Korea lol. I'm happy its doing GREAT in other Asian countries. Isn't that what Hallyu is all about? We can say they succeeded that.

This week was intense and I hate the two versions lol. I've been catching it live so when I watch the international version on DF I'm like argh it totally does not give the same feel and I get so annoyed. I'm already so hooked so its too late to wait and watch the original later ahha. I really don't need subs or I do good enough but for historicals they be using words I don't know sigh.

We have 7 more episodes...can they please be focus on So & Soo ehehe not trying to be greedy here I have been patient enough ahhaa at least I can say I was not mad it was about Wook this long and I didn't drop the drama haha. I like Wook too but he is just not the lead here:(

 I saw a few viewers complaining earlier this week about Soo being so stupid and dropping the drama? I hope you guys are j/k. I mean I try to understand her. Yes she is not the most likable or smart character but I sense she's being real, reacting how any girl would re-act in that situation LOL. If you as me and I was like taken back into history I might play it out worse LOL I'll play all them princes hahhaa ok j/p.....but yes I try to understand her actions and why the writer wrote her that way.

Can't wait for next week now! BTW like all your assumptions but I really don't want So to marry YW. Please don't go this route. *He's a rebel prince he does what he wants he won't marry her!!! This is my thinking LOL unless CP's death really makes him feel he needs to take the throne just to better everything out?

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15 minutes ago, MAROSA_JIN said:

 

 

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Hong Jong Hyun comments on netizens doodling over screen capture of him from 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo'

By beansss  

 

 

  If you're a fan of currently airing SBS drama 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo', you may have noticed that the camera man... likes to cut off the actors' heads inside the angle. 

 

Netizens, being netizens as they are, did not pass up an opportunity to doodle onHong Jong Hyun, who plays the role of prince Wang Yo, over a few screen captures of the actor where the camera angle has cut the top of his head off. 

 

The doodles, which recently trended among online communities, have even made their way into Hong Jong Hyun's SNS inbox, and the actor definitely had something to say after seeing them! He wrote, in addition to sharing a collage of the various doodles, "People around me keep sending me pictures like these. But who the heck actually made these. Their creativity is boss. #kekekekekekeke."

 

Lee Jun Ki also replied to Hong Jong Hyun's instagram post with, "The problem is that it looks good on you, bro." 

Take a look at netizens' creative doodles below! 

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Wondering who's this kid is. She has the same eyes as HaeSoo won't you think? Little HaeSoo.

 

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Just don't make her as wangmu's daughter lol.

1 minute ago, Kelly86 said:

Wow this thread is on FIRE always and its not even Monday or Tues LOL. Its so hard trying to keep up haha :P 

I've always liked LJK, well lets re-phrase that. I didn't like him till Iljimae after that there was no turning back. I always watch his dramas no matter what but ofc I stop if I lose interest ehehe. I'm so glad that his followers on IG went up. I am an original of the 350K follows now he's at 1 million wow. 

I don't care that the drama is not doing well in Korea lol. I'm happy its doing GREAT in other Asian countries. Isn't that what Hallyu is all about? We can say they succeeded that.

This week was intense and I hate the two versions lol. I've been catching it live so when I watch the international version on DF I'm like argh it totally does not give the same feel and I get so annoyed. I'm already so hooked so its too late to wait and watch the original later ahha. I really don't need subs or I do good enough but for historicals they be using words I don't know sigh.

We have 7 more episodes...can they please be focus on So & Soo ehehe not trying to be greedy here I have been patient enough ahhaa at least I can say I was not mad it was about Wook this long and I didn't drop the drama haha. I like Wook too but he is just not the lead here:(

 I saw a few viewers complaining earlier this week about Soo being so stupid and dropping the drama? I hope you guys are j/k. I mean I try to understand her. Yes she is not the most likable or smart character but I sense she's being real, reacting how any girl would re-act in that situation LOL. If you as me and I was like taken back into history I might play it out worse LOL I'll play all them princes hahhaa ok j/p.....but yes I try to understand her actions and why the writer wrote her that way.

Can't wait for next week now! BTW like all your assumptions but I really don't want So to marry YW. Please don't go this route. *He's a rebel prince he does what he wants he won't marry her!!! This is my thinking LOL unless CP's death really makes him feel he needs to take the throne just to better everything out?

Yeah, Koreans should thank MLSHR for its popularity that can rearise Hallyu Wave again to the other Asian countries. 

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34 minutes ago, Hanazumi said:

Do you mean me or @sunshinefate? She was quoting me so I was responding to her. I read sources from the Vietnamese wikipedia and English wikipedia and used my history experience to bring everything together or synthesize. I think synthesize is the better word in this case. I don't know Korean so I can't read from the Korean wikipedia. Plus, the history book about Goryeo is in Korean. But I may write a long post about possible stuffs in history during this time between So and Wook later on and combine what I've written above, too. If anyone's interested, please let me know.

LOL sorry for mistake in tagging, maybe because i was hungry when i read the post XD, i definitely still interested

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@sunshinefate are u accessing soompi on mobile or laptop. The @ function on mobile is not very stable. If it appears, it appears at the bottom of the mobile screen and could be hidden by the keyboard, so I find myself having to scroll down.

Some depending on how I type the post, if I use edit function, the @ list if names doesn't come out.

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For those of you trying to back read, for me my method is the remember which page I left off then the next time I access I will read backwards or click the old page where I left off.

If u guys gave any other tips pls share. but it's true, really hard to back read everyone's post,:P 

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Omo new bts again! So cute.ljg is really mischievous! He has a hair fetish, I noticed from other drama bts. I hope iu's bf is still living well....:P 

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21 minutes ago, sunshinefate said:

Chingu, the one who excels in history is @hanazumi not me lol. I only read the gwangjong's history and his wives and also his descendants not the other princes like @hanazumi read. Lol, we must be a bad citizen who don't know much about our country's history but we know about gwangjong, taejo, wang wook, queen sinmyeongsunseon *CMIIW*:D from what I see, So and Wook will not be joining forces as the history recorded about their bromance. But, we don't know if they decide to make them join forces just to destroy each other. Looking forward to the development of the battle of the throne.

I wonder why I could not mention others even I already used @ in the front of their names? Can someone enlighten me about this? I used to be able mention someone in blue box like you all do.

Yup, i wrongly tagged you instead of hanazumi kekekeke, we really are a bad bad netizen kekekekekeke

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15 minutes ago, UnniSarah said:

Chingu, I hope neither of them ever kill that little girl. If YH or WW get that little girl killed I don't think they deserve to live . 

@UnniSarah  I was saying WW or YH kills HS I could see WW doing this because he no longer have her feelings and YH killing her because she thinks once she's gone WS will see her, I see a lonely life like the Queen for her  

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56 minutes ago, LyraYoo said:

We seldom see K-actors showcasing a character with a mustang a.k.a period Ferrari.

Lee Joon Gi is superior of this.  

 

LJG riding a horse is always i-don't-know-i-can't-describe-it. He is like a god. The confidence, the way he carries himself, well, it's not so obvious that i am in love with him, eh? Seriously, superlative adjectives are not enough to describe him. ;):)

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36 minutes ago, riuenu said:

yeorobun!!!! I jump out of no where I know...actually I still at page 913 reading....BUT...HERE COME THE PECK BTSSSSSSSSS

http://tvcast.naver.com/v/1156995

ENJOY CHINGU YAAAAA....I post here before I start watching, the header picture making me go crazy already..so if I double post, SORRY!

And I believe with this BTS, we will hit 1k pages..1000 here we comeeeeeeeeeeee

F for BTS credit to  @mantou_0208 
 

kkkkkkk intentional NG :phew::wub:

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42 minutes ago, Mona Ys said:

 around 350K before MLSHR... 

 

39 minutes ago, SizzlerZ said:

 

From 350K to 1M... WHOAAAA! He deserves it though. His work is true quality. 

@mabelialong It was around 450 k a day before MLSHR and after the drama's premiere increased to 500k and he posted a photo by welcoming their new fans.
 

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4 minutes ago, valsava said:

@UnniSarah  I was saying WW or YH kills HS I could see WW doing this because he no longer have her feelings and YH killing her because she thinks once she's gone WS will see her, I see a lonely life like the Queen for her  

Ahhh, @valsava.... I don't know if WW can do it but YH definitely can because WW still wants Hae Soo. He told her " I will make you come back to me" and Hae Soo said" It won't be easy ". :sweatingbullets::sweatingbullets::tears::tears:

i have to say their break up was epic. She finally saw the real him because she now realized that His true love want  He throne. I also noticed that WW was always talking And pushing for something only when he saw a threat to his position with HS. I hated that was always selective in answering her questions. She finally saw him and that is what matters to me. 

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1 hour ago, Gabi Bros said:

SPECIAL of August 27th:

 

The other special was almost an hour summary of episode 1 to 8. No new scenes, no bts. :sweatingbullets: I watched it live and end up disappointed because I was expecting new scenes. BUT I think the story was condensed well in one hour without unnecessary scenes. 

Thank you so much Chingu, love you. Here's one of my fav. 

CTO

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4 minutes ago, Gabi Bros said:

Friendly Reminder: Please don't quote videos or photos. We help the moderators in that way. If we don't follow that our thread could be temporary closed. 

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I am loving the new BTS!! :heart: :P

 

ohhh im so sorry... may i know how to not 'quote' the pict/video?

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