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[Drama 2017] Radiant Office 자체발광 오피스

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I think @USAFarmgirlsummarized it very well and I agree with her words.

With that said, I'm also going to say farewell to this drama & thread. 

 

No honeycakes anymore :bawling:

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 @dhakra Consider this a going away present....:D

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I might be wrong about a lot of things but I can promise you this Honey Cakes.....

dhakra would be more than willing to help someone as sweet as you anytime!:w00t:For you're harder to say good-bye to for him than this drama!:sweatingbullets:

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OST part 8: Hyeji (Poten) - Longing

 

Lyrics thanks to Popgasa!

I’m bringing back your memories once again
Quietly bring back all your faces
Again today, my longing comes with the afternoon sunshine
Just like that, you come back to life

Longing for you
Was I not able to think about anything back then?
Did I think everything was going to be good?
When I think about those times, I still smile
I’m bringing it up again today then I’m erasing

Again today, my longing comes with the afternoon sunshine
Just like that, you come back to life

Longing for you
Was I not able to think about anything back then?
Did I think everything was going to be good?
When I think about those times, I still smile
I’m bringing it up again today then I’m erasing

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2 hours ago, USAFarmgirl said:

 @dhakra Consider this a going away present....:D

I might be wrong about a lot of things but I can promise you this Honey Cakes.....

dhakra would be more than willing to help someone as sweet as you anytime!:w00t:For you're harder to say good-bye to for him than this drama!:sweatingbullets:

:D Thank you.

Definitely. I would help her anytime, anywhere. :D Yep, the drama disappointed me, but she didn't. It's way harder for me to say goodbye to her than to the drama.

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Don't know if these were posted before. Swiped from DC. :wub:

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@dhakra for you, chingu. I wish there was more of her. Her comedic timing with the little scenes she had were entertaining. LOL at the thought WJ will be her boss and she'll be rolling her eyes at him. 

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19 minutes ago, jellybellymonster said:

 

@dhakra for you, chingu. I wish there was more of her. Her comedic timing with the little scenes she had were entertaining. LOL at the thought WJ will be her boss and she'll be rolling her eyes at him. 

Oooh, what a nice and lovely picture of her. Thank you very much, this goes directly into my collection.

Her scenes and comedic interactions were really great, she gave me enough stuff so that I can carry her legacy around with me :D 

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Thanks for the kdramafighting blog @jellybellymonster ...she point out the fact thus drama had a lot more to growth but i gues since this is as usually not pre-produce drama and since it does get the low rating among 3 channel does extention episode for more growth might be posible/imposible. For example kbs produce for me it fun drama nice concept but since ita not likeable and got low rating the show cut from 16 to 12 episode and the ending got rushed.

 

And as it mention i love EHW character,she not ordinary lead girl...i mean usually heroin tend to get weak and cryinh for simple matter and make every guy love her for a reason she weak...but EHW is different she always fighter but like his brother said she like dead person once she done with university and looking for job while work as part time. Then she start to became lively again when she got the job at hauline...and 100% became figther once she finish task given by SWJ(pretend to be somebody from higher position to get information) and till the end she sure what her goal and her feeling.And the character potray by GAS make it more realistic and cute. GAS not that ordinary beauty,i can say she the original of asia face,with not 

So does SWJ i gues her big nose,no double eyelids but she so beautiful( hate people who put standard of beauty need to have high bridge nose or have mix face) and she really got great acting skill her eyes tell her character what she feel.

 

And SWJ also not ordinary lead guy as mention and among HSJ character play as chaebol or manager this one had the most humble and human among them. I remember DKT mention when LSJ/JN gues SWJ might be chairman son due to his family name(like among of us gues too) then KT said but he live around our neighbourhood and that not expensive house. SWJ was simple just having one room and dont forget his (curtain/bidy) of himself holding trofy. That moment see his house i start to look his character so likeable. Then wearing ajushi shirt at home just so his character humble.

 

Hoping this show have season 2 with same cast. So we can still see how KT fight his diases along with JN. KH proof to his family what talent he have and his relationship with ms cho either as lover or mentor. And how KH and HW will teach new intern and will HW and WJ relationship effect company(of course there will be no effect since WJ person who able to differ private and work related but if couse tje big mouth LSJ wont stay silent)

This drama indeed by one of precious collection in 2017 and as state it deserve more credit than it should.

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@Sorary You're welcome dear. :D I normally do not get bothered if the shows I watch do not rate high but with RO, I feel like people are missing out so I keep on recommending it to my friends. Fortunately, they listen to me. Actually, somebody has already posted it here, the ratings for RO are quite an improvement from the past MBC dramas that aired on the same slot the past few months. So maybe in MBC terms, RO is a win. 

Yes, GAS is such a good actress. I think she mostly does movies but I'm glad she took this on. I can see HW's character being polarizing in the hands of another actress. GAS was able to keep HW outspoken but not bordering on overacting or annoying. She mostly shined on quiet moments where she was able to convey emotions with her eyes and facial expressions. 

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Idk if i miss some comment....but since i watch real episode this morning..(miss early one since i sleep early) compare reading recap i do feel more rushed. But then do you guys notice if new chief director SWJ wearing strip grey tie as same with HW gift.....that what make SWJ character hot with little details but its so guine. Then its character potray by HSJ make it lot hotter than usual lead guy....idk maybe i hate lead guy who showing too much love like kissing infront others yet broke up due reason he cant give her happiness...yes youre DKT,but i will not 100% mad at you since its you nature to always thinks others first.....

Yes will download this drama...i not download since i want to watch in HD(but sometime i cant wait to watch them thanks god in malaysia in only 24hour late compare too real time drama)

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I really enjoyed this drama. Although I'm very guilty of complaining about the snail pace of the romance , I do think the drama is well-written & goes against the grain of many k-drama rom-coms.

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Some final thoughts before I bid this show & thread goodbye (I'm having withdrawal symptoms as it is. I realised how Long I have been camping here & spazzing with you guys months before the dramas started). I will mention 4 characters that affected me personally ( I hv to limit Myself or I'd go on & on :D

Woo Jin

This is my 4th HSJ drama ( seen him in 1%, D-day & Drinking Solo) and I have to say to date , it's my fave role of his ( yes even overtaking 1%). I felt Woo jin's character was very well written & we got to see so many layers to his personality- the hard to please interviewer, the seemingly perfectionist boss with high standards, scaredy cat Woo jin, Sweet & thoughtful man (I will never forget those expressions of surprise & admiration every time Ho Won did something ).

We saw how he changed. He was a little harsh at first. Although he softened quite abit & showed compassion towards the end ,he did not lose the fire in his belly as shown by his final words to Seo during his resignation. Although I have liked woo jin from  the beginning since it is HSJ after all ( oh no surprise there ! ), the character woo jin captured me in that episode when he was looking at HW's table late one evening after work and he just casually ( but lovingly)  arranged her files. Ho Won is right , she's so lucky to have met him. 

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Ho Won 

This girl - so much courage. Love her. She already pulled me to her side the moment she gave a piece ( or many pieces !) of her mind during her first interview with WJ. Although I cannot say I know what it's like to get rejected 100 times at interviews , I fully sympathise with her & the generation today. I know how hard it is to find a job. In my line of work I have counselled many like her. In my time a degree was the ticket to a better life , but today, in my country at least , I cannot say the same. Some of the highest unemployment rates come fr fresh grads. So I truly understand the sense of desperation that she & the other two had. 

What I love most was that her fearlessness  was not just a reaction to her "dying". In the last few episodes we got to see she really has guts. It was really in character that she stood up to Seo regarding the competition & as we expected she'd be the one to confess to WJ first. I won't be surprised she'd be the one to propose to WJ when the time comes. 

Jina 

I chose to write about her bcoz her character surprised me the most & to be honest I thought her character development was the best.  I went from hating her to really liking her very much. And the show did it in a very natural & believable way. I may have called her a gold digger ( what I meant was materialistic) but I had to question myself if I'm not like that too.  It's easy to say love conquers all & yes ideally it should but from my part of the world ( we're quite like SK) cost of living is high. We don't have the kind of welfare and socialist system that some other countries have. (  Do you all remember the scene when HW said she'd treat herself to some fruits ? Even fruits is a freaking luxury.  An apple in my country can cost half the hourly salary of a minimum wage worker. So it's not all that far fetched. )

That's why i was so moved to see her change so much from wanting someone to support her to someone who is willing to support her man. I wish they didn't write that KT has cancer , but at least we know she'd be by his side no matter what. 

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Ms Cho

i mentioned before that my station in life is closer to hers than the rest of the ladies in this drama. I understood every single decision she made & I would have made the same. They called her the ice-queen in her character description, I don't see anything in her character that comes close to that. She's the one person I would want to work with & work for.  She was such an amazing mentor to Kang Ho, and I'm not surprised if he admired  her so. She's always giving good advice. I will not forget what she told WJ about the advantage he had as a man in this corporate SK. Believe me chingus , from our part of the world , not many women go very far once they have kids. And we're equally as competent as our male counterparts. 

I think I have rambled on Long enough. Will miss this drama & thread ..see you all in the other threads & hopefully another HSJ drama. If drinking solo 2 with HSJ materialises, you'll see me there. Heck you'll see me in any of his drama for that matter. Sending all of you some love & always have hope chingus as this drama has shown us :heart:

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Wrap Party News Video

 

BTS Farewell Video : Ha Seok Jin and Go Ah Sung

I’m sorry I only understand few words with my limit korean understanding, hope someone will full translate the whole video later.

Ha Seok Jin said they’ve been shooting for 4 months but he has not realized it yet. He think he will be felt when he wake up next day and then he said thank you to those who have faithfully watched this show.

 

~~I'm so extremely sad that this show is ending because I've gotten so attached to all the characters. The show left some unanswered questions to me, mostly about Kitaek and Jina, or maybe is the part of writer's plan to keep it in mistery? but still I love the show and definitely will miss it. In my own version of Radiant Office Season 2, I want to see Eun Ho Won ruling over as the CEO of Hauline and more her marriage life with Woo Jin who is also the CEO of his own business.

Kudos to the writer who is still a rookie, she did good job and I'm looking forward to watching her next project (hopefully she still continues to make a refreshing slice-of-life narrative like she did in RO). 

~~I know Go Ah Sung rarely do drama but I wish she and Ha Seok Jin will act together in another drama. They have a good chemistry together.

~~and to everyone here, thank you for the translate, updates, gifs, pictures, comical fun and thoughts of this show. I enjoy reading it.

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2 hours ago, triplem said:

I really enjoyed this drama. Although I'm very guilty of complaining about the snail pace of the romance , I do think the drama is well-written & goes against the grain of many k-drama rom-coms.

 

Some final thoughts before I bid this show & thread goodbye (I'm having withdrawal symptoms as it is. I realised how Long I have been camping here & spazzing with you guys months before the dramas started). I will mention 4 characters that affected me personally ( I hv to limit Myself or I'd go on & on :D

Woo Jin

This is my 4th HSJ drama ( seen him in 1%, D-day & Drinking Solo) and I have to say to date , it's my fave role of his ( yes even overtaking 1%). I felt Woo jin's character was very well written & we got to see so many layers to his personality- the hard to please interviewer, the seemingly perfectionist boss with high standards, scaredy cat Woo jin, Sweet & thoughtful man (I will never forget those expressions of surprise & admiration every time Ho Won did something ).

We saw how he changed. He was a little harsh at first. Although he softened quite abit & showed compassion towards the end ,he did not lose the fire in his belly as shown by his final words to Seo during his resignation. Although I have liked woo jin from  the beginning since it is HSJ after all ( oh no surprise there ! ), the character woo jin captured me in that episode when he was looking at HW's table late one evening after work and he just casually ( but lovingly)  arranged her files. Ho Won is right , she's so lucky to have met him. 

 

Ho Won 

This girl - so much courage. Love her. She already pulled me to her side the moment she gave a piece ( or many pieces !) of her mind during her first interview with WJ. Although I cannot say I know what it's like to get rejected 100 times at interviews , I fully sympathise with her & the generation today. I know how hard it is to find a job. In my line of work I have counselled many like her. In my time a degree was the ticket to a better life , but today, in my country at least , I cannot say the same. Some of the highest unemployment rates come fr fresh grads. So I truly understand the sense of desperation that she & the other two had. 

What I love most was that her fearlessness  was not just a reaction to her "dying". In the last few episodes we got to see she really has guts. It was really in character that she stood up to Seo regarding the competition & as we expected she'd be the one to confess to WJ first. I won't be surprised she'd be the one to propose to WJ when the time comes.  

 

Yup youre right...i got late riding this fun forum and for the fact in been long time since talk about drama in forumsoompi. As i mention early i thought SWJ character gonna be like usual bad temper guy who sudenly turn sweet. But through out the episode he just a person who work hard and believe with his hard work will be pay off. Like in episode 1 where all the interviewer where smile and kinda giving hope to EHW than only later she dont get choose except SWJ. I know that feeling, i though i done good enough with answering question confidently yet i still dont get choose to work were i want. Thus now i work at different course i study,need to use my diploma instead of degree qualification. Later we see how SWJ kinda look down three of them (after suspicious with their selection) especially EHW since she make mistake (where he think EHW suppose ro know what to do instead making small mistake by sending wrong email) but at the same time he kinda mad when Ms Cho were move to sale department it show unlike jerk park SWJ know Ms Cho ability. So it means he does not have any discrimination towards genders. That when EHW start to work harder (of course she want to proof to SWJ she deserve acknowledge for their her hardwork) 

Their cool(bicker?) relationship had move to another level in ep 5 where SWJ know it is not EHW mistake and try to apologize and same time reason why she taking the blame not until disburt by EHW...and this ep only open up new level of SWJ character,when he out of work he just man who wear comfortable clothes. And when she get cought by walking like juon...hahahaha...he tall to her in strick(boss)maner yet same time apologize tone so he ask her to back to work....when she happyly dancing when going back home he just smile.........i think because the writer is girl and so thus the director i can their sweetness even without hot/many skinship and of course thanks to GAS and HSJ bring the character more lively...

 

Talking about EHW propose SWJ first...i no doubt that happen....just when SWJ prepare everything from ring to location EHW ask him to married her as SWJ had this tendency when he focus something he seen so cool like ice such as when she ask him to play payout game..and on the last episode where he dont call EHW...and EHW character she just cant wait to long and just will asking why he been cool toward her and does he started chance he feeling but she want to married him....hahahaha this drama need for season 2 and 3 as i still want to see their focus on problem/politic/treatment/discrimination issue at workplace but i do want to see them get married as well...this drama just give a lot of courage to normal people (no chaebol sudenly love you or no abuse family in law) just person who work at office yet can learn much more about life itself.......

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@chokichiyukino - Wow, your first post and you blessed us with beautiful gifs of the beach scene.  Thank you. It was so cute when she said, "What did you say?  I didn't hear it" several times. Yes, Ho Won, I would want to hear it over and over again, too.  And I like when he said, "You were waiting for me?  You couldn't wait a few more days until I told you that first?" regarding the confession.  M..e..l..t....

@Sorary - Yes, SWJ was not simply a bad tempered guy suddenly turned good.  He changed over time and in large part because of her.  As you mentioned, when he talked with her at his place (after discovery of her as maid) in a strict-ish manner but apologetic, and then we see her dancing in the street because he asked her back. It was then when we saw one of his most beautiful smiles.  Love that part.

Since I'm mentioning the time at his apartment, the first time we saw it was when he was throwing out food from the company he was working at but later resigned from.  The food looked pretty organized in his cabinets and frig, so how did we get from that to his being a slob such that he needed a maid to clean up his mess? That seemed a little incongruous to me, but no biggie, of course. And all of those books!  He reads a lot! I guess it shows that he studies a lot.  I'm impressed. 

And speaking of being impressed, I loved, too, his resignation speech to Shady Seo and also all his good advice to others.  Wow, he's like a sage.  You know how at the end of the drama, you often get a voiceover narrative revealing lessons learned?  I listen sometimes willingly and other times, it sounds canned. Well, we didn't need that because we'd been witnessing it and hearing and it all along. 

Thanks to everyone who contributed so much to this thread.  It is a lot of fun. Notice I said "is" because I still have some things to share. 

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@kappy i think even until before he resign he still got maid its just do show and the maid not too friendly like HW who even cook for him...i gues he does clean up but when he busy and focus on something the house will be messed and had no time to clean up...

Yup that smile where the started their flirting obvious unobvious....what i like about him he never show any bias even he started to like HW he give fair mark for HW for intern appraisal. And he give name card both too HW and KT since they dont get gift certificate,and im sure he ask Ms Cho give it to KH too since they from sell team while others two on marketing team....

And dont forget as others mention he even said sorry for his bad behaviour from early as he look her down ( he not even do anything wrong compare to other lead man who basicly abuse(force) the girl in means way) but he just do what he do best where i had to admit HW at first really nor suitable for the job,she look coward and prepare follow others worying making mistake only to make big mistake. Unusual for lead guy to say sorry for their false. And of course after knowing HW he still the same fair abd strict in work but became aware what their certain circumtance like jerk park who been leave alone for years since his wife and hia kids go to oversea. And even LSJ had many debt to pay. So he became understand why they make a bad decision just to stay on their position or go to top. And like he said to Heo he should stay to continue the battle and im sure whatever happen if hauline they will became stronger together......

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Even though i do not post often in this thread, but have been reading all the posts.  Radiant Office will be 1 of the dramas that i hardly have any complaint to make except skinship:blush:... not enough....  but then kudo to the rookie writer and the female director!  As some of you have mentioned, the consistency of HW's character.  She did not give up and continue to fight for what she think is fair and right.  She didn't change because she was a permanent staff, she is still the same HW.  Same for WJ, he knows what it will be like if he has shown his likes for HW when he was still in the office.  people will accuse him of showing favoritism since she is under his department even if he is not like that.  A friend of mine mentioned that the fact that he came back as the CEO, he can show favoritism, but i do not think that way.  HW will be under Ms Cho's department who has the rights to tell her what to do and also appraise on her work.  WJ is a person who will never show favoritism and respect HW's supervisor.  He knows when he should not cross the line as shown in the drama.  

I'm going to miss HSJ's since the drama has ended...but i'm sure he will be back soon, this guy just can't stop working, hehehehe...:D (he has 3 dramas last year)...   

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I am in denial! Why does this drama have to end at ep 16? I guess it'd be extended if the ratings were a bit higher.:angry:

Have to console myself that  due to the current political situation in Korea, the Koreans are avoiding RO because office politics are similiar to politics in certain ways. Laughing at a comment on DB that HSJ suits acting as a politician. I agree100%! A HOT LOOKING ONE!:wub:

RO is only the 2nd drama I'm watching this year after Introverted Boss(love it too as it is so relatable regarding introversionism & mental health). I think Koreans shun real life issues like Unemployment, Mental Health & sexual assaults like rape (I Miss You drama) which may be why these dramas are overlooked.<_<

I' m now only on my 3rd drama as I'm super busy. Became a grandmun a 2nd time and is actively involved in Sports Volunteerism again!:D

Anyway, I'd like to thank all of you here especially @stroppyse& @Nodamefor the translations, the witty and insightful comments from @mrdimples, @jellybellymonster, @triplem & @padhari and many others who have made this thread a lively and unforgettable one.:blush:

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1 hour ago, gladys57 said:

I am in denial! Why does this drama have to end at ep 16? I guess it'd be extended if the ratings were a bit higher.:angry:

Me, too.  Exactly! I felt there definitely could have been at least 2 more episodes.  I think you're right about if the ratings were higher.  Grrr.

Have to console myself that  due to the current political situation in Korea, the Koreans are avoiding RO because office politics are similiar to politics in certain ways. Laughing at a comment on DB that HSJ suits acting as a politician. I agree100%! A HOT LOOKING ONE!:wub:

One that I would vote for without question.  Haha...

And congrats on becoming a grandma again!  And volunteering.. 

And @chocolatepie - I absolutely agree that kudos should go to to rookie writer and female director.  What they did was take a risk on an out-of-the-box drama (a quality one) in that it didn't follow many of the usual kdrama tropes.  Excellent job, ladies!

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@kappy, thanks for your wishes! Forgot to mention you but I also love reading your insightful comments.

As I'm an ultra busy grandma doing Volunteer Work for Track & Field, I didnt contribute much. All I did was fangirling and swooning over HSJ! Heeeeee!:wub:

@mrdimples, what's happened to HSJ's individual Soompi thread?:angry:

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@gladys57 Thanks for the kind words and thanks. I am sad this drama is over.

Caught the finale a few days ago. Alot of others have expressed similar thoughts to mine. WJ hugged and started dating HW. HW did act very like herself and told him she liked him.

-I loved that WJ DID hear HW (she thought he did not ) and it was awesome --yes I know not in the finale nonetheless cool.

-Mgr Cho--love her and she listened to WJ advice and stood her ground after WJ left. Plus I like how she is supportive of her colleagues and is a good mentor to KH.

-Jina did grow for the better for me throughout the drama. I agree with the others with KT's illness story line. What the?! about not letting KH and HW know about his illness. I think it was love for Jina to find him and be there for him. It was beautiful.

-Jerk Park was true to form trying to take credit for WJ quitting so no one would be fired.

-Asst Mgr Lee Young Jae---uggggh.  So horrible even hearing he had loans for his brother. Yes he is good to his family. Doesn't take away how hateful he is to his hoobaes which I don't like about him. I did like how Jina listened to KT to mention something meeting their HS sunbaes. LOL.

-I like Heo alot. He was the guy who works as eyes and ears and glad he won the battle to put Seo Hyun to America. YEAH!

-HW was kind to send off Dr. Seo. She said he was a good guy and all and looking forward to his return. Too pat and dry. But glad that the brother got back in after the power struggle. ALso great Cho mentioned what Seo Hyun wanted was not right. He did not have enough experience. Glad that HW told him her true thoughts. You go HW. You are still true to you. No matter others and peer pressure try to change you otherwise.

Going to miss this group and this office drama. THanks to the other soompier who made this drama awesome for me. I got to practice and try./attempt to translate---with more disasters than successes. Still all thanks for bearing with me and being patient.  See you all in other drama threads!

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