Quantcast
Jump to content
Go Seung Ji

[Drama 2018] My Mister, 나의 아저씨 - Best Drama at 2019 (55th) BaekSang Arts Awards

Recommended Posts

8 minutes ago, sadiesmith said:

It was gritty and dark, with everyone having burdens to bear.  But the acting is superb, the story rich and layered, the scenes beautiful, and there is even an element of comic in it.  This is a slice-of-life human drama populated by a cast of veteran actors and a few younger ones tackling non-conventional role, and everyone has been impressive.  As long as you don't come expecting swoony romances or glamorous young actors acting older than their ages, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

nah i hate swoony romances and child plots , i might give this a watch. 

 

I mean i loved Save Me which was dark. 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Wotad said:

nah i hate swoony romances and child plots , i might give this a watch. 

 

I mean i loved Save Me which was dark. 

Then if dark dramas are you thing, then you certainly should give this a try.  Would love to see what you think about the first two episodes.

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Netizenbuzz came out with  this article that totally had me scratching my head.  What in the world is wrong with people to be thinking this way?  I have never encountered this kind of nonsense in any other dramas I follow, so is it  IU's fans acting crazy again?  I know when JKY casting was announced many people immediately assumed he is the second lead and thus hoped there would be a love line (unrequited or otherwise) with IU.  And while it's apparent to us who actually watch that he is neither the second lead nor even a good guy, these people seem not able to get it out of their heads that their pre-assumptions of a love line were all wrong!  Maybe the director should not have given this violent character to someone who has acted lovey-dovey with IU before, because some of her fans will want to continue shipping him with IU.  Sorry for my incongruous rant.

 

Article: [Official] KCSC reps, "IU's assault scene in 'My Ajusshi' is under discussion"

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+1,329, -151] Why is everyone quick to agree that dramas that romanticize affairs are wrong but scenes like this that glamorize violence as affection isn't? Why is it the men who are getting mad and saying it isn't dating violence?

2. [+1,137, -146] The producers need to shut up with their excuse saying there's "a reason for the violence scene"... so can violence be justified as long as there's a reason? Are viewers supposed to just accept violence as long as there's a story to it?

3. [+160, -15] I would've just let it pass and felt bad for the female character if she was getting beat by a character who's irrelevant to the story but he's not irrelevant, he's actually the second male lead and someone who ends up having a crush on her later... it's frustrating that violence gets justified with love all the time.

4. [+81, -16] I actually think it was lazy of the director to think that violence was the only way to portray a character's evil. There are tons of other options... It's doubly upsetting to hear that the male character had to exert violence just to get the female character to notice him... The idea that it's okay for a man to bully a woman just because he likes her is such backwards thinking...

5. [+59, -4] Why isn't the scriptwriter or the producer who let this scene pass being called in for investigation???? Were they insane to think this was okay?

6. [+54, -9] Why are men getting so angry over the fact that women are feeling uncomfortable with this scene??? As a fellow man, I don't get it;; do you all jack off to watching scenes of women getting violently beat??

7. [+50, -2] I think the drama's entire premise is just wrong. Why would a woman in her early twenties heal and treat herself by meeting some married man in his forties? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ In real life, I'd be grateful if old men like him stayed away from me... Every single scene in this drama makes me uncomfortable. The drama could've easily replaced IU with another male student in his early twenties and convey the same thing.

8. [+45, -9] I feel like IU enjoys these types of concepts... the 'Leon', 'Matilda' type relationships... with loli and ajusshi themes. She's always stuck to those types of dramas. She even did a 'Matilda' concept for 'Infinity Challenge'... and dated an ajusshi in real life...

9. [+33, -5] To all of you idiots defending this scene saying there are more violent scenes in American dramas... well the difference is that they don't justify it by calling it romantic ㅋㅋㅋ violence is only ever used in criminal genres

10. [+24, -2] It's the same scriptwriter from 'Oh Hae Young', I always thought it was gross how she'd always write the two leads to always fight and end up kissing
 

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, sadiesmith said:

 

 

These comments just make me face palm.. no romance is going to happen between them. At least from what im reading from the actors. 

 

. [+1,137, -146] The producers need to shut up with their excuse saying there's "a reason for the violence scene"... so can violence be justified as long as there's a reason? Are viewers supposed to just accept violence as long as there's a story to it?

 

Yes you are.. violence between a loan shark and someone who didnt pay is real life.. 

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@sadiesmith As a long-time kpop & kdrama fan, I'd say that Netizenbuzz is known for only translating negative comments on their site. That's how they get a lot of people to visit their site really. In terms of the negative comments, they're not really coming from IU's fans. At least on Twitter, a lot of IU fans are upset at all the negative comments. A lot of the negative comments are coming from just random people who have not even watched the drama yet and just give their opinion without watching it. I would say NetizenDrama has more of an accurate netizen response: http://netizendrama.blogspot.my/

  • Like 10
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pausing again.  After an hour in to this drama. I still have the same reaction.  It's dark, depressing..and yes violent in that Lee Gwang (the character by JKY) beats Ji An (IU). It's nasty but I'm an hour into the drama ( my thoughts for  first 30 mins of this drama in prev page). But I still have 30 minutes and episode 2 to finish to know exactly what happened between them.  More when I'm done. 

 

  • Like 4
  • LOL 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Ayame said:

@sadiesmith As a long-time kpop & kdrama fan, I'd say that Netizenbuzz is known for only translating negative comments on their site. That's how they get a lot of people to visit their site really. In terms of the negative comments, they're not really coming from IU's fans. At least on Twitter, a lot of IU fans are upset at all the negative comments. A lot of the negative comments are coming from just random people who have not even watched the drama yet and just give their opinion without watching it. I would say NetizenDrama has more of an accurate netizen response: http://netizendrama.blogspot.my/

Thank you for the clarification.  But if what they say is true, that the production is under investigation for that violent scene, then the negative comments have obviously made an impact.  This show has been battered enough.  I also hate it that the actors have to explain things to calm down all the "concerns" and accusations.  Let the story unfold, for heavens' sakes, let us keep guessing where the relationship goes.  That's part of the fun. 

 

Finally, it worries me that they are still only shooting episode 5, judging from an instagram post I saw two days ago.  Hope for smooth sailing from here on out.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, sadiesmith said:

Thank you for the clarification.  But if what they say is true, that the production is under investigation for that violent scene, then the negative comments have obviously made an impact.  This show has been battered enough.  And it worries me that they are still only shooting episode 5, judging from an instagram post I saw two days ago.

 

That is true. I'm thinking they may get a low-level warning like Voice did when it aired: https://www.soompi.com/2017/02/22/voice-responds-korean-communications-standards-commissions-advisory-warning/

 

I assume they're still shooting episode 5 since they had to re-film a lot of scenes after ODS left. I'm hoping the schedule won't be too hectic for the cast and staff.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Ayame said:

@sadiesmith As a long-time kpop & kdrama fan, I'd say that Netizenbuzz is known for only translating negative comments on their site. That's how they get a lot of people to visit their site really. In terms of the negative comments, they're not really coming from IU's fans. At least on Twitter, a lot of IU fans are upset at all the negative comments. A lot of the negative comments are coming from just random people who have not even watched the drama yet and just give their opinion without watching it. I would say NetizenDrama has more of an accurate netizen response: http://netizendrama.blogspot.my/

 

Thanks for this site never seen it before ;p 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Done with the Ep 1. I definitely Like it! dark dreary gritty.

 

IU (I've only seen her in 1 drama and that's with  Jo Jung Suk.. forgot the title). Gotta laud her for her acting. It's not cute. It's sad and depressing in cold way. She barely talked in episode one especially the first 40 minutes of it.

Jang Ki Yong. I don't know the actor but nothing pretty boy about his character.  He's bstrd basically. I still don't know his relation with Ji An. But good acting. 

Lee Sung Kyun.. yes the weight of the brother's and mother's world on his shoulders as the  second oldest  (older bro lost business, youngest,, slacker waiting for that big directorial debut). As PDH,  team manager for the company who inspects of buildings safety standards, he's the one earning most money.  Married but unhappy..it would seem like that.

 

I got confused with the bribe money but it's a case of mistaken identity. The 50 mil won was delivered to PDH instead of the PDW which is one of the directors. IU knew about it. She saw him  took the money and hide inside his metal drawers. A lot of politics and maneuverings happening in the company. I thought I would like DJH but he's the CEO who having  liaison with wife of PDH. So the bribe money came from him?

 

I'm going to wait for the sub of Ep 2.

 

 

 

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This Drama was a pretty gritty & true-to-life look into the poverty stricken parts of an advanced country as South Korea. Honestly poverty exists everywhere but it's refreshing to watch a K-Drama that's not all about the spoiled exploits of the wealthy etc. IU's character, Ji-An is a far cry from your usual Cinderella heroine. In the first ep. she's punched to a pulp by a loan shark(?) and she needs to care for a bedridden Grandma. While I don't condone her actions, I understand why she had to. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Dong-Hoon's wife is sleeping with his company director & his brothers are just sloths! 

The scene where IU gets pummeled was disturbing to watch. There seems to be a growing trend in K-Dramas lately where the depiction is very truthful & raw. A reflection of today's current situation I suppose with men behaving badly i.e. sexual scandals, corruption etc. I was close to contemplating on dropping this as certain scenes were too heavy for my liking. Still I will look forward to future ep. 

  • Like 10
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, jongski said:

 Done with the Ep 1. I definitely Like it! dark dreary gritty.

 

I got confused with the bribe money but it's a case of mistaken identity. The 50 mil won was delivered to PDH instead of the PDW which is one of the directors. IU knew about it. She saw him  took the money and hide inside his metal drawers. A lot of politics and maneuverings happening in the company. I thought I would like DJH but he's the CEO who having  liaison with wife of PDH. So the bribe money came from him?

 

I'm going to wait for the sub of Ep 2.

Glad the wait was worth it.  I liked it too.  Was the name on the envelope Park Dong Woon or Park Dong Hoon?  I would think PDH is so used to getting PDW's mail by mistake that he always double checked.  So which name was it on the envelope?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sadiesmith said:

Glad the wait was worth it.  I liked it too.  Was the name on the envelope Park Dong Woon or Park Dong Hoon?  I would think PDH is so used to getting PDW's mail by mistake that he always double checked.  So which name was it on the envelope?

I think the name on the envelope was Park Dong Hoon coz they got misheard the name, that's why the director was mad during his talk on his phone saying "I told you his name was Park Dong 'Woon' not Hoon!"  

 

#MyMister Ratings 

(Nationwide | Seoul National Capital)

Ep1: 3.923% | 4.467%

Ep2: 4.133% | 4.786%

cr. https://twitter.com/IUmushimushi/status/976965194122276864

 

yes the rating keeps getting higher!!! 

 

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Ayame said:

@sadiesmith As a long-time kpop & kdrama fan, I'd say that Netizenbuzz is known for only translating negative comments on their site. That's how they get a lot of people to visit their site really. In terms of the negative comments, they're not really coming from IU's fans. At least on Twitter, a lot of IU fans are upset at all the negative comments. A lot of the negative comments are coming from just random people who have not even watched the drama yet and just give their opinion without watching it. I would say NetizenDrama has more of an accurate netizen response: http://netizendrama.blogspot.my/

Let's avoid that trashy site!!! NB olny translating negative comments by morons! this is the best time for those stupids to attack IU since they can't attack her in her music career! It's happened everytime IU join casting for new drama.

 

And yeah nitizendrama and pannchoa are more fair to translate nitizens response...

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Done with episode 1 last night , and this is my favorite scene. 

 

Some of the director's aesthetics that I like

- The absence of background music to almost all of Ji An's scenes. I was watching this with my head set on so the steps, the rustles she makes while entering the room, the whistling of the water pot make the entire atmosphere more melancholic, and real.

- The transition of the French music playing during Yong Hee (Dong Hoon's wife) and Joon Young to the three brothers having a drink together intends how distorted Dong Hoon's married life even if he didn't mention it.

 

I also commend how the production coped up with the behind the scene hassles (ODS' case ) and managed to deliver the  content,even much better. I am a Kaist fan so I really appreciate that actor Park Ho San was cast as one of the adjusshis in this drama.

DY49c6EU0AAW091.jpg

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...