Quantcast
Jump to content
Go Seung Ji

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

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, chickfactor said:

 

That is 계동

 

In the show, it's 계동

 

Not the same place. :)

 

Yup it’s fictitious. So is Bukchon station which doesn’t exist. But I assume it’s somewhere near there, in the older part of the city

 

apparently Seoul residents get upset if you use their neighbourhoods name and it’s not 100% positive. They’re very worried about the effect on their property prices. 

 

@chickfactor any idea where they shot the Hugye scenes?

 

  • Like 6
  • LOL 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

@nhara - I am like you and most everyone here...finding difficulty in moving on.  My Ahjussi is such a hard act to follow! The bar is set so high! Everything else pales in comparison.  But there are other worthy dramas out there, as I’m sure you know. You just have to fight your tendency to compare it with others, though, for a period of time - the “getting over” period.  And who knows how long that will be?

 

In the meanwhile, would you consider an “other Asian” drama?  I stray from Korean dramas when I get tired of the predictability, unbelievability, over-the-topness, and/or extreme behavior (like mothers hating on their adult child’s dating or marriage choices) that often play a big part in some of them.  Anyway, I would recommend “My Dear Boy,” a Taiwanese drama that tells the story of younger man and older woman (10 year difference) who fall in love but find opposition (surprise, surprise). It’s light with its serious moments. I enjoyed the acting and how they tackled the subject.

 

Speaking of age difference in a love story, I seem to be drawn to them...lately, anyhow.  I admit that was part of the draw for me about My Ahjussi. After watching the first episode, I knew it wasn’t going to be your typical age difference love story.  Why, I wasn’t even for sure it was going to be a love story even though it was touted as such. However, I knew it was a keeper. It was so obvious because it just radiated excellence.  

 

Anyway, when it comes to the age difference thing in a love story, I hardly bat an eye.  The reason for that is my parents were 18 years apart. They married when he was 36 and she was 18, so he was twice her age.  They were deeply in love, but as you would guess, they ran into difficulties because of the age disparity, and my dad was accused of “robbing the cradle.”  Thank goodness both families were okay with the marriage, and since those were the main ones that counted to my folks (besides each other), they took a “heck with the rest of them” attitude and lived their lives happily together, later adding six kids to the mix.

 

Now the age difference between Ji An and Dong Hoon is about 6 years greater than that of my parents, but it’s still not a big deal to me.  I was sad to hear about all the uproar regarding that age difference. And then, an apology by the drama people? Oh for crying out loud. I wish they could have just thought as my parents did...heck with them!  I know, easier said than done. As one or more of you have expressed, I do wonder if there were any changes made in final product, post uproar. Would we have gotten a kiss at the end? One where he is leaning in on her in contrast to her tippy-toeing up to him?  Like some of you, I really would like to see the script, especially if there was a before and after.

 

One more thing - I’ve said this before, but another reason I don’t think much on the age difference is because she’s had to grow up so fast because of her hard life, that it’s like she’s been an adult for a long while.  Sure, there are things that she didn’t know, like how her halmeoni could qualify for a permanent free stay at a care facility, and that’s understandable. As for him, on the other hand, seems like his stagnant life has kept him at the same stage - and age - for a while.  Which is why I think of them as equals and the perfect match.

  • Like 12
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, justamom said:

 

Yup it’s fictitious. So is Bukchon station which doesn’t exist. But I assume it’s somewhere near there, in the older part of the city

 

apparently Seoul residents get upset if you use their neighbourhoods name and it’s not 100%. They’re very worried about the effect on their property prices. 

 

@chickfactor any idea where they shot the Hugye scenes?

 

 

 

In My Mister, I noticed the station name signboard as Hugye but the subtitles use a different spelling. Anyway, did a search and found this video:

 

^also LSK in the above video!

 

About the impact of Lee Ji-an:

 

 

 

IU promotes Maxim simple latte coffee, SONY headphones and Mon Cher pies which all had PPL on My Mister.

 

 

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, fauna said:

I’m sure he’ll do it if the role calls for it. In a recent movie, A Special Lady, he is a gangster/assassin obsessively in love with an older woman, and has meaningless sex with a younger woman.

 

Here’s a clip (warning - graphic language and sexual situations).

 

Yeah I'm glad tho XD LSK seems to prefer movies to dramas and Korean movies tend to be quite graphic both in violence and sex in contrast with dramas. So if he wants to lend main roles he can't say no, not that I'm complaining :tongue:

He was really hot in "A special Lady"

Edited by Jillia
Please do not quote videos! Thanks! :)
  • Like 2
  • LOL 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like your reflections on the series. There are so many details, every time I see it I like it more and more. That's why I asked you to help me find something that I like in order to overcome the syndrome of abstinence that the end of this wonderful drama.

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, mylovelystar said:

In My Mister, I noticed the station name signboard as Hugye but the subtitles use a different spelling. Anyway, did a search and found this video:

 

Doesn't exist either. They must have printed the labels and stuck them over to recreate the station!

 

1 hour ago, anipanch said:

Yeah I'm glad tho XD LSK seems to prefer movies to dramas and Korean movies tend to be quite graphic both in violence and sex in contrast with dramas. So if he wants to lend main roles he can't say no, not that I'm complaining :tongue:

He was really hot in "A special Lady"

 

I couldn't watch that clip but I found another one....oh man that voice *I need a fan here*

  • Like 5
  • LOL 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having tough time getting over LSK ajhussi, so I decided to watch his previous work .. I was already his fan after watching pasta . But after ajhussi, I think he is my fav actor now. 

Watched his movie the advocate .. he is charming and cunning in this one. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look at this!

n0116.gif

(x)

This show is everything.

 

1 hour ago, justamom said:

I couldn't watch that clip but I found another one....oh man that voice *I need a fan here*

 

LSK's character in A Special Lady was deranged but boy was he attractive. I need help!

Spoiler

tumblr_p97hedpQ2b1qcn1apo2_1280.png

 

tumblr_p97gai4JjB1qcn1apo5_1280.png

 

tumblr_p97fo6_HCp_G1qcn1apo2_1280.png

 

 

 

  • Like 6
  • LOL 3
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@arctichare omg thanks for sharing this beautiful parallel I'm literally blown away with the transformation and contrast. It's been more than a week and I'm still being attacked by the sheer perfection that is my mister

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, fauna said:

I’m sure he’ll do it if the role calls for it. In a recent movie, A Special Lady, he is a gangster/assassin obsessively in love with an older woman, and has meaningless sex with a younger woman.

 

Here’s a clip (warning - graphic language and sexual situations).

 

 

@fauna  The video isn't available in my country, it says.  :angry:

 

Anyhoo, from the looks of it, he's a very versatile actor and can actually disappear into his role.  I could see that in the MA BTS clips, like when they were shooting that scene at the end of Ep 7 when Dong Hoon and Ji An smiled for the first time.  LJE was actually getting drunk from all that beer and he was laughing and telling everyone it wasn't his fault she was drunk.  His overall expression and mien looked so light and different and totally worlds away from Park Dong Hoon.  Makes me want to either see him and LJE work together again in a film where his character is happier, like maybe a real rom-com but a well-written one or, judging by his forays into racier and grittier stuff like that clip you shared, into something serious and more straightforward about, uh, everything.  MA had to tippy-toe its way into a lot of controversial territory though that made it all the more compelling and interesting to watch.  Still, I would love to see both of them in a project where LJE is given the freedom to actually exercise her acting chops more.  So it can't be a TV drama.   I just wonder what would happen if she does something more mature eventually.  Some of her fans might burst a vein.  :D    

 

 

5 hours ago, justamom said:

 

Uh I think that’s all 20+ of us still hanging out here and complaining about the lack of good dramas/reading/writing fanfic/listening to the OST on repeat/writing crazy lyrics/watching the same scene for the 100th time to point out things like traffic signals

 

etcetera

 

etcetera

 

thanks for reassuring me I’m not the only cray crazy :ph34r:

 

@justamom  Withdrawal?  I'm still fully immersed in this one and I don't think I'll ever let go of it anytime soon.  MA to me is like my other favorite novels and films:  I never get over them.  They just become a part of who I am.  :)

 

But I'm also trying to watch other dramas, like I've started on Lawless Lawyer, coz I actually liked the actress Seo Ye-ji from Hwarang.  Not so much a Lee Joon Gi fan but he's okay.  I didn't complete Scarlet Heart Ryeo coz for whatever reason, I lost interest midway.  But I did watch the clip of the end when LJE was crying in modern times and looking at his portrait and she seemed to have the potential to get into a character quite deeply and being able to act out genuine emotions.  I guess she just really needed a good project with a brilliant director, an equally brilliant writer, and an onscreen partner that could bring out the depth of her acting. :) 

 

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, chickfactor said:

Wow, y'all are amazing. It turns out Hoo-Gye-dong is a fictional place!

 

I would have never thought to look this up:

 

http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/04/23/2018042301196.html

 

"One call, and 100 will come" - Najusshi's Warm Hoo-Gye-dong people

 

A warm and cheerful place that only exists in "My Ahjussi," the people of Hoo-Gye-dong gently moved the viewers. Never mind the whole neighborhood, people often don't know their next door neighbors these days. But sharing with your neighbors your unremarkable daily life and to cry and laugh with them, it is fragrant like perfume.

 

"My Ahjussi" which is the story of plain people who use all their strength to endure the world, and has elicited strong sympathy from viewers. In this show, there is a neighborhood that feels like it really exists somewhere in this world, and so you want to see it for real. It may be worn-out and humble but it is full of "sticky" affection, that is Hoo-Gye-dong.

 

It is where the three ahjussi brothers were born and raised, it is said to exist at the "mouth" of Seoul, and it is where 'ruined people' live. At some point, they were vice-chairman of a bank, chief of an auto research division, board member of a pharmaceutical company - they had times when they were very successful. But now, they are middle-aged, and they work supplying towels to a motel, import mudfish, or operate a cleaning business. In the evenings, they gather at "Jung-Hee's" and talk about trivial things and work out the difficulties of their days. Whenever they have time, they wear jackets that say "Hoo-Gye Soccer Club" and walk around as a team, earning the complaints of their wives. But they are somehow never hateful, and their "stickiness" makes you envious.

 

In Ep. 10, when Dong-Hoon was was beaten up Kwang-Il, seeing how enraged the Hoo-Gye-dong people became and ran in the middle of the night elicited joyful laughter. Whatever the reason was, based on a single fact that someone hit Dong-Hoon got everyone to shout, hopping mad, "Who did this? Just wait until we catch him." And when a police car with sirens approached, they said, "he can't go to the police station, this is an important time at his work," and they shielded him with their bodies. When Dong-Hoon made the excuse that someone bumped into him and cursed at him, so he fought with him, they didn't question him further, even though it didn't sound like him. Instead, they concentrated on how to make excuses for his mother and his wife. It may seem childish, but we felt the affection and loyalty.

 

Perhaps this is why. This is the day when Dong-Hoon told Ji-An, "If Kwang-Il gives you a hard time, then call me. There are many people who will come to help with just one call. Call at any time. 100 people would come." That their fathers were friends and all attended the same elementary school, and everyone knows each other - that is perhaps not the only reason. And it's not as if they can solve the problem like extremely capable people, or a hero. But Dong-Hoon, who grew up in this neighborhood since birth, knows that when he is having the most difficult time, knowing that someone who will get even angrier on his behalf, and curse someone out for him, and be on his side - he knows how comforting that is. And he felt that that was what Ji-An needed most.

 

This is a neighborhood in which warm people gather and endure the harsh world together. When they begin the day early in the morning, they shout "fighting" for you, and will drink with you until late, and share trivial talk with you. Yu-Ra, who feared failure realized here that failure is okay. It made you look forward to when Ji-An, a "rigid person" would one day come here to relax. This space that feels like a fantasy, it makes you want to live in this neighborhood.

 

I'm just reblogging this because I loved this piece so much. It's one of the reasons I love this show so much.

 

To me it was one of the fundamental problems in Dong Hoon and Yeon Hee's marriage.

 

She never felt one of Hugye, she wanted to leave the entire time they were married.

 

But Dong Hoon will never leave Hugye.

 

It feels almost like an imperial palace analogy. She felt she was trapped in the palace. But the king can never leave his palace. 

 

Either you marry into the neighbourhood, or you live there unhappily.

 

Which is why Yeon Hee finally left, and took flight.

 

 

 

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 [ok couldn't post the images directly. :S]

Speaking of this neighborhood, saw this on dcinside and this comparison is everything. 

y5gpFjL.png

"I hate this neighborhood.

I hate everybody around you '

LnIGLE4.png

 

"This town was so good"

"I want to be born in this neighborhood when I'm born again"

 

  • Like 11
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, kappy said:

 

 

@nhara - I am like you and most everyone here...finding difficulty in moving on.  My Ahjussi is such a hard act to follow! The bar is set so high! Everything else pales in comparison.  But there are other worthy dramas out there, as I’m sure you know. You just have to fight your tendency to compare it with others, though, for a period of time - the “getting over” period.  And who knows how long that will be?

 

In the meanwhile, would you consider an “other Asian” drama?  I stray from Korean dramas when I get tired of the predictability, unbelievability, over-the-topness, and/or extreme behavior (like mothers hating on their adult child’s dating or marriage choices) that often play a big part in some of them.  Anyway, I would recommend “My Dear Boy,” a Taiwanese drama that tells the story of younger man and older woman (10 year difference) who fall in love but find opposition (surprise, surprise). It’s light with its serious moments. I enjoyed the acting and how they tackled the subject.

 

Speaking of age difference in a love story, I seem to be drawn to them...lately, anyhow.  I admit that was part of the draw for me about My Ahjussi. After watching the first episode, I knew it wasn’t going to be your typical age difference love story.  Why, I wasn’t even for sure it was going to be a love story even though it was touted as such. However, I knew it was a keeper. It was so obvious because it just radiated excellence.  

 

Anyway, when it comes to the age difference thing in a love story, I hardly bat an eye.  The reason for that is my parents were 18 years apart. They married when he was 36 and she was 18, so he was twice her age.  They were deeply in love, but as you would guess, they ran into difficulties because of the age disparity, and my dad was accused of “robbing the cradle.”  Thank goodness both families were okay with the marriage, and since those were the main ones that counted to my folks (besides each other), they took a “heck with the rest of them” attitude and lived their lives happily together, later adding six kids to the mix.

 

Now the age difference between Ji An and Dong Hoon is about 6 years greater than that of my parents, but it’s still not a big deal to me.  I was sad to hear about all the uproar regarding that age difference. And then, an apology by the drama people? Oh for crying out loud. I wish they could have just thought as my parents did...heck with them!  I know, easier said than done. As one or more of you have expressed, I do wonder if there were any changes made in final product, post uproar. Would we have gotten a kiss at the end? One where he is leaning in on her in contrast to her tippy-toeing up to him?  Like some of you, I really would like to see the script, especially if there was a before and after.

 

One more thing - I’ve said this before, but another reason I don’t think much on the age difference is because she’s had to grow up so fast because of her hard life, that it’s like she’s been an adult for a long while.  Sure, there are things that she didn’t know, like how her halmeoni could qualify for a permanent free stay at a care facility, and that’s understandable. As for him, on the other hand, seems like his stagnant life has kept him at the same stage - and age - for a while.  Which is why I think of them as equals and the perfect match.

@kappy  It took courage for your parents to get together.... If their marriage had failed, there would be naysayers coming out of the woodwork "See, I told you so... you shouldn't, couldn't...etc....).  Fortunately it works out, so @kappy is able to write to us today!  THUMPS UP!

 

Personally this reader is OK with these dissymmetric marriages, as long as those involved think twice, three times, ....one hundred times about what and why they get together and both need equal say in the matter.... Marriage can be happiness, or...hell or both at the same time.  So for the younger member who has not had a lot of life experience, it could come as a shock!...and disaster! 

 

Other time, some Ajusshi from America would go to South East Asia to get a young bride... whose family urges her to go to America so that they later can sponsor them to come.    Hopefully these arranged marriages work out.

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, justamom said:

 

I'm just reblogging this because I loved this piece so much. It's one of the reasons I love this show so much.

 

To me it was one of the fundamental problems in Dong Hoon and Yeon Hee's marriage.

 

She never felt one of Hugye, she wanted to leave the entire time they were married.

 

But Dong Hoon will never leave Hugye.

 

It feels almost like an imperial palace analogy. She felt she was trapped in the palace. But the king can never leave his palace. 

 

Either you marry into the neighbourhood, or you live there unhappily.

 

Which is why Yeon Hee finally left, and took flight.

 

It's to this show credit that we viewers understand Yoon Hee's misery even as we love to pieces Hugye and its people.  Even after showing us her huge betrayal of the hero of the story, her character is still given a sensitive treatment that at the end no one could really fault her for wanting something other than such a big extended family.  

 

The love between brothers and its extension to Hugye is as important to me as the relationship between Dong Hoon and Ji An.  Everywhere viewers have expressed how it would be hard to tolerate cheesy romance now that they have witness the special connection between our two kindred spirits.  I would say the same is true regarding brotherly love.  In the same vein, how can I sit through what used to pass as bromance with its usual ingredients of slapstick humor, meaningless banter, and maybe a tiny bit of compassion when we have seen these?

 

Ajusshi13-00396.jpg

 

Ajusshi10-00036.jpg

 

giphy.gif
giphy.gif

  • Like 9
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


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

It's to this show credit that we viewers understand Yoon Hee's misery even as we love to pieces Hugye and its people.  Even after showing us her huge betrayal of the hero of the story, her character is still given a sensitive treatment that at the end no one could really fault her for wanting something other than such a big extended family.  

 

The love between brothers and its extension to Hugye is as important to me as the relationship between Dong Hoon and Ji An.  Everywhere viewers have expressed how it would be hard to tolerate cheesy romance now that they have witness the special connection between our two kindred spirits.  I would say the same is true regarding brotherly love.  How can I sit through what used to pass as bromance with its usual ingredients of slapstick humor and meaningless banter, when we have seen these?

 

My heart is bursting just seeing those images.

  • Like 3

Share this post


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

I like your reflections on the series. There are so many details, every time I see it I like it more and more. That's why I asked you to help me find something that I like in order to overcome the syndrome of abstinence that the end of this wonderful drama.

@nhara, maybe you didn't see my reply to your original question so here it is again:

 

To @nhara and @t123han and others who are looking for a new show to watch, may I make a drama recommendation that is a little bit unusual?  If you don't want cheesy story with the usual tropes, give Miss Korea a chance.  It is set in 1997, the year South Korea went through the IMF crisis.  It's a story of a bunch of underdogs trying to survive and a woman who is helping them.  It's a mature drama, and not cheesy in the least.  Moreover, because of its unique setting, there is this certain nostalgia about it.  The vibe is a little dark, but ultimately hopeful.  Don't expect the perfection that is My Ajusshi though, because that is just setting yourself up for disappointment.  

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, kappy said:

 

 

@nhara - I am like you and most everyone here...finding difficulty in moving on.  My Ahjussi is such a hard act to follow! The bar is set so high! Everything else pales in comparison.  But there are other worthy dramas out there, as I’m sure you know. You just have to fight your tendency to compare it with others, though, for a period of time - the “getting over” period.  And who knows how long that will be?

 

In the meanwhile, would you consider an “other Asian” drama?  I stray from Korean dramas when I get tired of the predictability, unbelievability, over-the-topness, and/or extreme behavior (like mothers hating on their adult child’s dating or marriage choices) that often play a big part in some of them.  Anyway, I would recommend “My Dear Boy,” a Taiwanese drama that tells the story of younger man and older woman (10 year difference) who fall in love but find opposition (surprise, surprise). It’s light with its serious moments. I enjoyed the acting and how they tackled the subject.

 

Speaking of age difference in a love story, I seem to be drawn to them...lately, anyhow.  I admit that was part of the draw for me about My Ahjussi. After watching the first episode, I knew it wasn’t going to be your typical age difference love story.  Why, I wasn’t even for sure it was going to be a love story even though it was touted as such. However, I knew it was a keeper. It was so obvious because it just radiated excellence.  

 

Anyway, when it comes to the age difference thing in a love story, I hardly bat an eye.  The reason for that is my parents were 18 years apart. They married when he was 36 and she was 18, so he was twice her age.  They were deeply in love, but as you would guess, they ran into difficulties because of the age disparity, and my dad was accused of “robbing the cradle.”  Thank goodness both families were okay with the marriage, and since those were the main ones that counted to my folks (besides each other), they took a “heck with the rest of them” attitude and lived their lives happily together, later adding six kids to the mix.

 

Now the age difference between Ji An and Dong Hoon is about 6 years greater than that of my parents, but it’s still not a big deal to me.  I was sad to hear about all the uproar regarding that age difference. And then, an apology by the drama people? Oh for crying out loud. I wish they could have just thought as my parents did...heck with them!  I know, easier said than done. As one or more of you have expressed, I do wonder if there were any changes made in final product, post uproar. Would we have gotten a kiss at the end? One where he is leaning in on her in contrast to her tippy-toeing up to him?  Like some of you, I really would like to see the script, especially if there was a before and after.

 

One more thing - I’ve said this before, but another reason I don’t think much on the age difference is because she’s had to grow up so fast because of her hard life, that it’s like she’s been an adult for a long while.  Sure, there are things that she didn’t know, like how her halmeoni could qualify for a permanent free stay at a care facility, and that’s understandable. As for him, on the other hand, seems like his stagnant life has kept him at the same stage - and age - for a while.  Which is why I think of them as equals and the perfect match.

 

I do understand you very well. I found that whole uproar about age gap amusing, but also a bit rude towards people in this kind of situation. As well as you, in my life, age gap is something "normal": my grandparents were 15 years apart, my grandmother married at 17 years old (back then it was legal and usual in my country!), and their love story is known in my family as the most beautiful and greatest love that ever happened between us. They had many children, two daughters married with a greater age gap: 22 and 18 years apart from their husband. I, myself, did follow my grandparents example. :wink: 

 

I agree that what makes their relationship right, it is the fact that they are both adults and mature; in many aspects JA did seem to be older than him, her soul was old, and this is why it didn't look out of place when she said she was 30 thousand years old. Their relationship was balanced – sometimes it was JA who learned from DH, sometimes it was DH who learned from JA; they understand and respect each other as a full person, and as equal, despite their differences in life (age, status, etc.).  And in part, this respectful and balanced relationship comes from JA’s attitude: she never accepted to be treated or considered as a not full adult, never accepted be treated by DH as a kid/child. She always put herself as a woman/adult in face of him. In a sense, I think JA considered DA as an innocent and naïve guy, who should be protected by her. They complement each other because DH was, let’s say, “humanistically” more mature than JA, and JA was “realistically” more mature than DA.

 

This is why I think that to say JA has a hero worship love towards DA is to infantilize and disempowered her, it is to downplay the depth of her character and everything she has battle for, including her independency and autonomy. JA didn’t find a hero in DH, she did find in him, for the first time, a real human being. And that is something so precious to her, that she has to protect him with her whole being. JA didn’t need a hero, but a real human being with his strengths, his fragilities and kindness; someone with who she can rest, share her hardships and learn how to live her humanity to the fully. From JA’s (adult) point of view, it is impossible not to be in love with DH, with him she not only can receive, she can also give. And to be able to give and to receive is to love deeply and fully.   

  • Like 9
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, rellea said:

Someone brought up an interesting point about how in media, something red is often placed to represent the red string of fate (e.g. the red scarf from Goblin).

In My Ahjussi, persimmons took that role. Persimmons look more orange than red to me, but they're usually considered red in Korean culture (like how green traffic lights are called 'blue' even though they're clearly not).

 

Thanks for sharing this, won't the red ladybug at the very beginning be apt as well? :)  Because of the ladybug, we saw their first interaction. It was also the topic of their first conversation:

 

DH: Isn't it a bit too cruel to kill a ladybug? What's the worst thing that you've killed? 

JA: A person 

DH: Sorry for trying to make a small talk.

bug1.jpgbug2.jpg

 

I still LOL every time I watch this scene. :D Anyway, I googled ladybug and found out it's often associated with good luck. According to this site, "A ladybug (or ladybird) is believed to be an embodiment of Lady Luckbringing good fortune and prosperity along with it. As the insect leads a vibrant and colorful life, it influences you to experience the joys of living to the fullest."

 

In another site, "Ladybugs as a symbol of self-reliance: Although the ladybugs may be tiny creatures, they are well capable of protecting themselves from larger predators. When the ladybug is endangered it will release a ghastly scent which the predator will find so repulsive it will go elsewhere to find its next meal. After observing this kind of action, people have said that the ladybug is a good example and a symbol of self-reliance no matter how small a creature is." Very Ji-an.

 

And interestingly, in this website, "Ladybug symbolism in your dreams or in your midst: something magnificent deep within is waiting to be born through you, something that brings fulfillment and happiness to your soul." "Ladybug is also a powerful totem of healing, Ladybug speaks: healing energies surround you....release your worries and let healing energies flow." hmm sounds familiar. 

 

However, according to the very same website above, "Killing a ladybug is considered extremely bad luck. If you should be so unfortunate you killed a ladybug it is told you will be in the Virgin Mary’s Bad book for nine days. This is certainly not something to desire." :crazy: 

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Moving on, been meaning to post since I did my re-watch a week ago, I realized I better do it asap, before my withdrawal and attachment to this drama wane. (Definitely still not anytime soon tho :lol:)

 

So, as I was watching episode 10, I couldn’t help but notice this particular line from JA. This scene is from the latter part of episode 10, when JA met with DJY at a café. (Where later on that night, JA confessed to DH). DJY was asking JA: “What kind of manager repays a female employee’s debt or even takes care of her grandma?” Part of JA’s response was this: "And he's never called me, nor have we ever texted each other, so what relationship? It's not like we held hands or hugged.

image.jpg    image.jpg

 

image.jpg    image.jpg

 

image.jpg    image.jpg 

                                                                                                          Poor DJY, always being burned by JA

 

We all know JA used to text DH (not that it was anything intimate) when she asked him to buy her food in the early episodes. DH also once called her phone, when she forgot to pick up the persimmons that fell from her cart

 

Going back to the episode 10 scene, it’s interesting how through the above statement from JA, the writer has already shown us a glimpse of what is to come in the succeeding episodes, and this time it's reciprocated: (another) text, (another) call, a hug, and holding of hands [why writer-nim, must you omit the kiss???]. What is even more interesting is that JA and DH took turns when it comes to initiating these means/points of contact. And before each of them would take action, they’d hesitate at first.

 

After episode 10, let’s recall what happened… (I added some of the vids so we can all relive the moments XD)

 

WHO TEXTED FIRST? JA in episode 13. Hesitated at first, eventually texted him. Got a reply in ep 14 when DH became director.

 

JA: Good luck with your interview tomorrow. It's no big deal.  

DH: I became a director. Thanks.

 

WHO CALLED FIRST? DH had the urge in ep 11, but called her many times only in ep 14 when she left. Got the chance to talk to her via the payphone call.  

 

In episode 11, the day after JA’s confession, DH was further stressed by the fact that JA took the slippers from his drawer. Moreover, he had to attend to the meeting where the anti-DJY directors asked him about JA.

 

DH went to JH’s bar afterwards. His hyung was talking, but DH was having none of it. DH suddenly had this weird look directed outside and eventually he went out. Pretending to be smoking, he was looking at both sides of the road obviously looking for signs of JA, and then he took out his phone but put it back his pocket. He looked at the other side of the road again, as if that would make JA appear.:huh:

 

Spoiler

dh1.jpg  dh2.jpg

 

dh3.jpg  dh4.jpg

 

dh5.jpg  dh6.jpgLol with this looks

 

dh7.jpg  dh8.jpg

 

dh9.jpg  dh10.jpg

 

dh12.jpg

 

WHO WANTED A HUG? JA asked for it in ep 13, got it in ep 16.

 

Start at 2:14. Loved the part where they're both teary-eyed after the hug and DH tells her to go twice, but she wouldn't budge, so he forces himself to leave.:dissapointed_relieved:

 

WHO WANTED TO HOLD HANDS? I think DH had the urge in ep 15, finally caved in in ep 16.

 

In episode 15, after they had that intense convo at CD’s place, DH was staring at her frail hands. Starts at around 1:26.

 

And this. I can never recover from that 30-second handshake/holding hands whatever. Starts at around 2:29 and ends at 3:01.

 

FOLLOWING THE SEQUENCE ABOVE, it's supposed to be JI-AN's turn. To ask. For a kiss. :wub::D.  After all, she’s the one who initiated it in as early as episode 3, though during that time, she didn’t really want to. I wonder how she’ll ask for it the next time. I’ll leave it to our fic writers XD  

 

--------------------------------------

Sorry for the long post (10x). Hope I made some sense:D

 

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, kerfuffle_95 said:

FOLLOWING THE SEQUENCE ABOVE, it's supposed to be JI-AN's turn. To ask. For a kiss. :wub::D.  After all, she’s the one who initiated it in as early as episode 3, though during that time, she didn’t really want to. I wonder how she’ll ask for it the next time. I’ll leave it to our fic writers XD  

 

--------------------------------------

Sorry for the long post (10x). Hope I made some sense:D

 

 

OMG what is this??

 

Is this thread Television 101: How to dissect and reproduce a lifetime drama? It sure does feel like a literary analysis seminar, with all your stunning insights and detailed observations!

 

Watching those videos made me cry inside all over again.

 

(going back into fanfic cave, new chapter coming out soon)

  • Like 7
  • LOL 5

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...