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

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I’m loving this so far with raw ep. 2.   Surprises and suspense like sting operation all done by a young woman super hero who does super human feats such as dragging/pushing a hospital bed down the road..WHAT??! ?  Very cool.   She coolly and calmly seizing an opportunity and plays it so no one good looses!!!!!   She is big time but very much on the down low.

 

I’m so looking forward to what will happen next! 

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Loving the show so far but damn that has got to be the most psychologically, and emotionally  unhealthy work place ever! How do they get their jobs fine when they're constantly checking behind their backs? I wouldn't survive in a company like that.

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After watching ep 2 i have a few speculation and judgement. Ji an is an honest person. She told ajusshi she killed someone. I guess that someone is that jang ki young/loan shark family members or friends. That explain why he want her to be jailled! 

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That loan shark, is the younger brother of uri ahjussi the main lead? Forgot the character chart and the connections.

 

anyways, rarely di I watch a drama at the beginning without a few episodes out like 6 or 8. But I was really looking forward to seeing this show. It’s a little more darker than I expected but love the plot and characters. Also the potential lifeline between our leads. I cannot wait for future eps.

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5 hours 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?

   The name on the envelope ( at the bottom edge) is in Korean but translation says Park Dong Hoon. But exec director Yoon said bribe money is for the other exec Park Dong Woon.  but since PDH is under PDW....so DJY trying to create scenario instead PDH took  bribe money

 

5 minutes ago, philosophie said:

That loan shark, is the younger brother of uri ahjussi the main lead? Forgot the character chart and the connections.

Nope. ahjussi Park Dong Hoon has two brothers one older  Park San Hoon one younger Park Gi Hoon

 

Now watching ep 2. Happy sub is quick thanks DF

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 Can someone help me out - I don't understand :

  • how did Ji An get a hold of Do Joon-Young's cell phone numbers and knows that he set up the bribe scam.
  • why would Joon-Young pay her 10 million to get PDH fired? Wasn't it  just a mistake that the bribe was sent to him and not Director Park?

 

It is a bit weird that Ji An would show some principles, and say she will "work" to get the money instead of lowering herself and accepting blackmail.  Uh, so in her book of crimes she feels it is more noble/ethical to get two men fired from their livelihood than just taking money for keeping silent? Why? she has even stolen money?  I guess, she she said "oh you haven't had someone kill me" - she fears if she blackmails him he may go after her. But he may still try to kill her after she does her job for him anyway- to keep her silent.

 

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@maddymappo she figured it out the affair, after  she found out  the one who called  DJ while in the elevator is  YH (DH wife). She's smart like that she put a cellphone inside his coat pocket, she blackmailed DJ.  She and the janitor guy were talking and he JY must have done something to do this bribe to the  exec director  DW. And then she saw DH phone with missed call from his wife which matches the one on the cellphone she  got from his coat pocket. 

 

Yes there was mistaken identity. The agenda of the bribe was to get DW fired but instead JY used it to his advantage and to also get DH fired. With DW fired, he think he'll be picked by the chairman, and with DH fired, he doesn't have to face his DH who was his junior in college. Me thinks the wife DH JY went to same college. Nobody knows the relationship of JY and the wife.

 

Done with ep 2. wow JA is cunning and smart.. you do what have to do to survive in this world she's living. She needs money to pay off the bsrtd loan shark KI.. how to get that much money?  She's quick witted, said so herself.  She's going to work for JY ( she in effect blackmailed him instead).  She's going to do something that will get the two Park. The manager and  director fired from the company. She knows the secret relationship of JY and YH.

 

 JA and DH both carrying the heavy burdens on the shoulder.  Family and  survival is at the forefront.  JA has his only friend hacker/gamer boy. He owes her so he's helping her. She's getting beat up by KI  for not paying off loans ( and maybe for some other reasons). She found a way to get that money!

 

DH trying to keep his family's survival as well.  He is fortunate enough he's got  brothers to  dwell  on and get help if he's in trouble. There's also his mother.  But how long can that last. It's him who's paying off everything.  He also doesn't know about the wife's affair with JY.

 

I suspect that JA will not ruin DH as they become close. She's ruthless and tough, but there's also that goodness inside. If she chooses too.

 

We'll see breaking point here but which episode, that'll have to wait.  I'm waiting for episode 3 next week.

 

 

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K-Drama Reaction: My Ahjussi | Episode 1

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“It’s not a story that says, ‘Reality should be like this,’ and it’s not a beautification of reality. Rather, it’s a drama that says, ‘There is this kind of reality.”

~ Lee Ji-eun (IU)

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Dark. Grisly. Heavy. The first episode of My Ahjussi (My Mister) takes us to the bleak and tangled labyrinth of the main characters’ lives. To start off, let’s meet the three ahjussis and the stoic agassi.

  • Park Dong-hoon (Lee Sun-kyun) – The second oldest of the three brothers and works as a manager at an engineering firm. He is someone who always try to stick to his morals and is also a loving sibling.

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  • Lee Ji-an (Lee Ji-eun/IU) – An agassi whose wretched fate turned her into an emotionless human being. She works as a temporary worker in the same engineering firm.

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  • Park Sang-hoon (Park Ho-san) – The eldest of the three brothers who went broke after his business failed. He seems to be the brightest one among the siblings despite not even having a proper suit for his daughter’s wedding. I predict that he and Park Ki-hoon will provide the comical and lighthearted moments in the drama.

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  • Park Ki-hoon (Song Sae-byuk) – The youngest sibling who was once invited to Cannes for his independent film but has failed to make it to the real world 20 years after.

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My Ahjussi is seasoned with numerous supporting characters who have their own weight to bear and who make the story even more complicated. Issues of poverty, infidelity, bribery and office politics have also been revealed.

Heart Pinch

The K-Drama genies were merciless and served us hard hitting scenes as early as the drama’s premiere. What I appreciate in My Ahjussi‘s storytelling is how no one was crying nor showing weakness yet it pinched a part of my heart.

Let’s go over some poignant moments in Episode 1. First, when Dong-hoon took a cash advance from his credit card to buy his older brother a suit and give him money for his daughter’s wedding. The simplicity of the scene played well to PDnim’s objective of showing Dong-hoon as a loving and generous brother.

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Second, when  Ji-an was washing dishes at a restaurant and she took leftover food from dirty plates to eat at home. The straightforwardness of how her struggle was pictured is like a splash of cold water in my face.

 

Full review here: https://wp.me/p8yFfI-ayY

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@bebebisous33@40somethingahjumma wanna give this a try? it's dark, and gritty/at times violent. Drama is from PD of Signal and Misaeng.

 

edit to add below:

scene where IU was punch and beaten by KI. Chingus here watch at your own risk.

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Just finished episode 2. Holy moly! This drama is so good with everything. It’s shaping to be that kind of drama that will be with you for a long time.

 

First of all, IU is amazing in this. I never encountered any female lead like her. She’s street smart, tough and ruthless. I’m loving it. She will do whatever it takes to make it through a life. I can’t praise both IU and the writer enough.

 

I love plot reversal in this show. Usually it’s a man who seduces a woman but abandons his intention because he falls in love with her. I’m not saying Ji An will seduce him, but she’s clearly targeting him, getting closer and waiting for the opportunity to strike. I’m very curious what method she’ll use ti get rid of them.

 

@maddymappo

The reason why she didn’t blackmail the CEO and instead chose to work for him it’s because she’s really smart. It’s always better to show that she’s useful, so he might need her and give her another job in the future. Whereas if she blackmailed him, he might want to get rid of her at any time.

 

The CEO needs to get rid of both Director Park and Park Dong Hoon. Director Park is standing in his way to become the next Chairman and he doesn’t want to work in the same company as Park Dong Hoon because he doesn’t want to see a husband of a woman he’s having an affair with. Even if she divorced Dong Hoon, it’d be extremely awkward to meet him at work.

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5 hours ago, maddymappo said:

 Can someone help me out - I don't understand :

  • how did Ji An get a hold of Do Joon-Young's cell phone numbers and knows that he set up the bribe scam.
  • why would Joon-Young pay her 10 million to get PDH fired? Wasn't it  just a mistake that the bribe was sent to him and not Director Park?

 

It is a bit weird that Ji An would show some principles, and say she will "work" to get the money instead of lowering herself and accepting blackmail.  Uh, so in her book of crimes she feels it is more noble/ethical to get two men fired from their livelihood than just taking money for keeping silent? Why? she has even stolen money?  I guess, she she said "oh you haven't had someone kill me" - she fears if she blackmails him he may go after her. But he may still try to kill her after she does her job for him anyway- to keep her silent.

 

She swiped it while riding in the elevator with Director Park and the CEO. She coincidentally saw that the cell phone number for "wife" on DH's phone and the only cell phone number on the 2G phone are the same. She probably put two and two together and thinks that the CEO must want to get DH fired because he is having an affair with his wife. I don't think she knew (at the time) the bigger picture of the CEO actually wanting to fire Director Park.

 

I think JA is blackmailing the CEO. He can either pay her $10,000/each for getting those people fired, or she will reveal his affair. I think she wants to be practical with the blackmail (ie. pay me and I will do this for you) so that she doesn't make any additional enemies. He would probably try to get rid of her somehow if she didn't make a deal like that. For instance, he could just fire her and sue her for blackmail. But since she is offering him something, and because he is desperate for help on the inside, he is more willing to take this offer.

 

I don't really think she is ethical, I think she is more pragmatic+ruthless. She took the money, but when it looked like it wasn't going to work out for her, she returned it. But I don't think she returned it because she was being nice to DH, i think she just returned it otherwise DH would implicate her in the theft and her life might be more difficult. If she paid off all her debts then it would be worth it. But since she couldn't pay off her debt, it wasn't worth it.

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9 minutes ago, V said:

 

I don't really think she is ethical, I think she is more pragmatic+ruthless. She took the money, but when it looked like it wasn't going to work out for her, she returned it. But I don't think she returned it because she was being nice to DH, i think she just returned it otherwise DH would implicate her in the theft and her life might be more difficult. If she paid off all her debts then it would be worth it. But since she couldn't pay off her debt, it wasn't worth it.

 

That’s why it’s so funny. The brothers made an assumption she did it because she liked Dong Hoon but the truth is she just did what needed to be done to save herself. That’s why Ji An is a heroine like no other. I’m going to laugh my butt off when she’ll screw with everyone on the show.

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 I actually got scared about this scene. Half covered my eyes. It was brief but he was waiting for her. Flickering the lamp light.

 

 

 Because this drama is dark and gloomy,  I like the scenes whenever the 3 brothers  are together.  It's gives that lightness in typical bickering bros.  At least DH knows he can count on  the two if he's in bind. Like when they were trying  spot JA when the 50 million won was missing.  They bicker in fond way. Also the scene when brothers are around their mother. The mother is  so worried for the oldest even asking DH permission if she could collateral the house he bought for her so she can give it to the oldest bro SH

 

 

 

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@jongski I’m really curious where the writer is going with Jang Ki Yong aka Handsome Loan Shark character. Is he really such a psycho? JKY was such a sweetheart in Go Back Couple, it’s refreshing to see him like this, he does look intimidating.

 

In this scene where he waited for her I couldn’t help but notice his sharp cheekbones haha :D

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I couldn't recognise Jang Ki Yong in this drama. There was news that he will be having the lead character role in an upcoming drama so I was happy about that. I'm watching out for him now that I know he's in the drama too! 

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I have to say this, after reading all the opinions online..... what's the big deal if the two leads have a loveline? I don't see any problem! If it works in the story, why not! It's just a drama.

 

Even the production are falling over themselves to reassure everyone that there's no loveline, to the extent of changing the character chart..... 

 

We're all adults here.

 

I would be THRILLED if there was a loveline!! .

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Brilliant two opening episodes that drew me irrevocably in from the get go, finally bringing me back to Kdramaland after a long hiatus.

 

The bleak aesthetics framed by slightly off-kilter cinematography, pervading sense of desolation and desperation, interjected by the odd burst of hijinks - all build up a relentless introduction to the unforgiving universe it is set in. PD Kim Won Suk is in his element, and I know we are in excellent hands as far as direction goes.

 

The characters are beautifully brought to life by strong performances across the board. IU in particular, truly shines with her nuanced delivery, conveying so much with the minutest of reactions, a flicker of an eyelid, or just the gaze of dead, dead eyes of one who no longer allows herself to feel. Driven by pragmatism and tunnel vision born of her dire circumstances, to break free of the hell that she is living in, to find new life for her and her grandmother, she is currently ruthless and callous, bent on achieving her goal with no regard yet for the collateral damage she may leave in her wake. Her LJA has me aching for her inasmuch as I fear the lengths to which her desperation would take her. LSK is equally convincing as the hapless, bewildered PDH, trapped in drudgery out of responsibility towards his family - his vulnerability and helplessness keeping me in dread and having me root for him so badly, knowing that he will be beaten down even more down the road when his wife's infidelity and LJA's manipulations come to light. While in a better financial situation than LJA, he is perhaps even more an underdog, with far less-honed survival skills than her.

 

The dynamics of the Park siblings leaves me with mixed emotions. Their affection is clear for all to see, yet the current parasitic nature of their relationship frustrates me as they lay, albeit unintentionally, undue pressure on PDH to be the cornerstone of the family, without bothering to understand what difficulties he may be facing. It is clear that PDH himself takes on all expectations laid upon him without a dissenting word, but I have to wonder how long before even his stoic facade finally cracks.

 

LJA's relationship with her grandmother is one that moves me to tears. Her gruffness belie her love, and her very actions - springing out her grandmother, caring for her when she herself could barely survive - scream that love which she no longer has the capacity to express verbally. Where her grandmother is physically mute, LJA herself is now emotionally mute, fortifying herself with a hardened hide, so that she need not hurt more by feeling. Yet, the sad, compassionate eyes of her grandmother sees it all and aches for her grandchild, just as I hurt for this family who has no one else to rely on apart from a young gamer.

 

The office politics are a fascinating part of this story. I am particularly glad to see Shin Goo (aka Thank You's Mr. Lee!) as the Chairman, as well as Jung Hae Kyun from the Signal alumni here as the targeted Director PDW. The previews indicate that Director Park will be trapped by LJA, but I hope this will be a temporary setback in what is currently a thrilling standoff in the company. Either way, can't wait to see how this unfolds.

 

As for the arc which has been the source of so much mind-boggling controversy, I do not believe we have seen the last of our resident loan shark LGI. LJA is not out of the woods yet as far as he is concerned, and it is merely a matter of time before he finally tracks her down again, be it at her workplace or otherwise. It remains to be seen why he is particularly vindictive towards her and I wonder how she could ever extricate herself from his clutches. We shall see.

 

So far, this drama has hit every note and then some - be it direction, performances or script, and I am absolutely absolutely on board. May this winning streak continue without losing steam, giving us one of the most outstanding dramas of 2018, if not the most. Please let it be so.

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