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[Drama 2018] Something In The Rain / Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food, 밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나

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Wow the rating is really good for a cable drama :) 

I think the drama has its strength in offering just a “daily”, day to day life of a couple, makes it easy to watch. So far I really like the first 4 episodes, because there is some tension and chemistry built up somehow. It’s always good to watch how two person starting to like each other, he is being nervous whether to hold her hand or not.. and his expression and smiles!! 

The last two episodes are sweet episodes.. because they are already a couple. Waiting for Friday now :D 

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2 hours ago, dulcinea1 said:

Episode 6 rating.

I know ratings aren't everything: sometimes, I'm enjoying a drama a lot (and I think it's really good) but it hasn't quite good ratings but...I'm so happy for 'Pretty Noona...'. I wish it'll increase again in future episodes.

 

Not only them, but I am really really happy here that they can be proud of their hardwork. I remembered how Hae In told the press that he did not focus on the ratings, instead, he wanted that this drama to be a drama that would last forever in the audiences' memory. And yeah, this drama would be a certain drama for sure! Happy for the ratings. As the conflict will rise next week, I hope the ratings will also increase again. I am happy that this drama is shown at JTBC, not at the Big 3 Channels as the actors and actresses also the crews will be more focused and stressed on the ratings rather than anything.

 

34 minutes ago, mundaliv said:

Wow the rating is really good for a cable drama :) 

I think the drama has its strength in offering just a “daily”, day to day life of a couple, makes it easy to watch. So far I really like the first 4 episodes, because there is some tension and chemistry built up somehow. It’s always good to watch how two person starting to like each other, he is being nervous whether to hold her hand or not.. and his expression and smiles!! 

The last two episodes are sweet episodes.. because they are already a couple. Waiting for Friday now :D 

Not only good, but I think it is very good for a cable drama. Even dramas currently shown at the Big 3 Channels, most of them got very low ratings. Agree with youuu :D they show the daily lives of an ordinary woman and man, not a chaebol. Even Gyu Min who is described as rich and has a great family background, it is not exaggerated like owning the biggest company in Seoul or something like that, only it showed that he rode BMW lol.

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"Playing and kissing in the snow scene. There is no dialogue in this scene, but wanted to point out that while the song is still "Stand By Your Man", the artist has changed. The version in this clip sounds like Tammy Wynette. Definitely not Carla Bruni as in previous episodes and scenes. Plus, the shots are beautiful, the couple is beautiful, and they're having so much fun."

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Yeah these shots are so beautiful.  I loved all the visual effects of all the snow scenes including the drive.  And our twosome they look so into each other!!  The development of their relationship has been portrayed so naturally and so beautifully that all of us want a JH in our lives right now :wink::):) 

 

Thank you so much stroppyse for taking the trouble to recap all this for us.... While I will of course watch Ep 6 numerous times (without subs, with v1 of subs, with v2 of subs etc. ;)) but at least now I'll know right off the bat exactly whats being said :)

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3 hours ago, V said:

 

Maybe it is also similar to saying "You're being high maintenance."

 

No, not really. Being high maintenance means that the woman requires a lot from the man, compliments, attention, gifts, nights outs, etc., if the woman is considered high maintenance. In this drama actually, GM would be considered the high maintenance partner prior to the breakup with JA since it seems that he required more from JA, including being catered to.

 

"You're being expensive" connotes something more temporary, and is a way of saying that someone is reluctant to do something that the speaker thinks should be reasonable, but the other person isn't doing.

 

Hope this makes sense.

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I think with this drama, Jung Hae In has secured himself to be a reliable male lead, someone who can pull in the high ratings. I've been watching so many "just-okay" drama that I know it's difficult to have a lead who can pull in the audience from ep 1 to the last ep. 

 

He has been making excellent drama choices, Goblin to WYWS to Prison Playbook and now this, hopefully the ratings will be exceptional moving forward, fingers crossed for the plot. No to a weak plot! No no no. 

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28 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

 

No, not really. Being high maintenance means that the woman requires a lot from the man, compliments, attention, gifts, nights outs, etc., if the woman is considered high maintenance. In this drama actually, GM would be considered the high maintenance partner prior to the breakup with JA since it seems that he required more from JA, including being catered to.

 

"You're being expensive" connotes something more temporary, and is a way of saying that someone is reluctant to do something that the speaker thinks should be reasonable, but the other person isn't doing.

 

Hope this makes sense.

Yeah that makes sense. Hmm, let me see...maybe it's similar to the phrase "Stop being so difficult?" I need to watch some more US TV shows so I can have a better readily available inventory of phrases to choose from.

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6 hours ago, 999hearts said:

Comments, thoughts, speculations, blah blah blah up until ep 6:

  • MISS GOLD PURPLE AKA GEUM BORA SSI HAS BEEN SUCH AN MVP FOR THE PAST TWO EPISODES. I've always loved her sass and how straightforward she is when it comes to dodging the pervy boss' bullet. But these past two episodes made me love her character even more. Her prank with JH was brilliant hahahaha (Off topic: the actress reminds me of Sandra Oh on Greys Anatomy)

 

  • Am I among the 0.0001% who thinks that there's a somewhat disturbingly low amount of background story/flashbacks? I can't pinpoint if it's just what I feel or if I want those flashback scenes. I'm still curious about the dynamics of JA & JH's relationship before he left Korea for the US. And honestly I can't accept the reason why JH likes JA is because she's... Yoon Jin Ah. Kid, please come back when you have better answers :mellow: On a more serious note, JA needs to know exactly why and what her best qualities are to be even more confident.

 

Yes OMG ! You said what I wanted to say ! 

Bora is also straightforward to the point of being rude with the other females, she gives me a 'lone wolf' vibe. 
100% agreed with the comparison with Sandra Oh. 

 

About the lack of background, to be honest, I'm having a bit of trouble with how JH fell for JA.

Some background would really help me with that. 
Recalling, Secret Love Affair, I had the same problem there too. 

About her best qualities,
I understand the answer "Because she's YJA", because I too would have answered / have preferred an answer like that.
When I like a person, I like everything about the person because it's a part of that person. So, that answer would have reinforced belief in me, that even if I change, the other person will still like me and that the person likes me as a whole, and not parts of me. (Hope I was coherent).

 

A random musing 
I think this is the first time I've even heard smoking being mentioned by one of the leads, much less seen him/her with any cigarettes or stub out one. 
Speaks about how realistic this drama is, without making a big deal out of his smoking. 

 

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@ stroppyse and V:

 

I would say both your versions aren't too far off.  And MANY THANKS for all the translation and live recap efforts to make scenes more coherent to us.

 

It is being 'stingy' or reserved (vs generous in reciprocity) with her emotional utterances (just like one can over-do the effusive but quite meaningless " I LOVE you" for a mere little favour  and "I LOVE it!  " I LOVE this" overkill  ... to just about everyone,  everything and anything in NAmerica).

 

One can be 'emotionally high maintenance'  ...  when a lot of input is needed to coax certain emotions in return. Or highly needy and clingey.

 

Though honestly for me - whether or not the leads utter " I Love You sarang hae" or not so does NOT matter to me. Esp more so here, in this drama.

You can so tell he's head over heels in love with her for quite a while since Ep 1.

And she  ... later than him ... but falling, falling and falling too for this adorable teasing charmer who just worships everything about her. 

 

What I would also like - as mentioned above by SennaR and 999hearts ... is "more background, more history" rather than a reciprocal "na du sarang-hae" from JA.

 

p/s: is anyone stuck on these 3 songs =  the Save You Last Dance, Stand By Your Man, and 2NE1? They've been ad nauseum in my car ... in my office ... at home on my laptop ... you name it. :lol::tongue::wub:

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25 minutes ago, jus-ash said:

@ stroppyse and V:

 

I would say both your versions aren't too far off.  And MANY THANKS for all the translation and live recap efforts to make scenes more coherent to us.

 

It is being 'stingy' or reserved (vs generous in reciprocity) with her emotional utterances (just like one can over-do the effusive but quite meaningless " I LOVE you" for a mere little favour  and "I LOVE it!  " I LOVE this" overkill  ... to just about everyone,  everything and anything in NAmerica).

 

One can be 'emotionally high maintenance'  ...  when a lot of input is needed to coax certain emotions in return. Or highly needy and clingey.

 

Though honestly for me - whether or not the leads utter " I Love You sarang hae" or not so does NOT matter to me. Esp more so here, in this drama.

You can so tell he's head over heels in love with her for quite a while since Ep 1.

And she  ... later than him ... but falling, falling and falling too for this adorable teasing charmer who just worships everything about her. 

 

What I would also like - as mentioned above by SennaR and 999hearts ... is "more background, more history" rather than a reciprocal "na du sarang-hae" from JA.

 

p/s: is anyone stuck on these 3 songs =  the Save You Last Dance, Stand By Your Man, and 2NE1? They've been ad nauseum in my car ... in my office ... at home on my laptop ... you name it. :lol::tongue::wub:

The same goes with me. I keep playing save the last dance for me. Sadly it was not shown much in ep 5 or it was not even shown at all I kinda forgot. 

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I think both Son Ye Jin and Jung Hae In have done a remarkable job for kissing scenes. Imaging how many kisses in ep 5 and 6 and more to come. The leads probably kissed 3 times more behind the scenes before the director ok. Their lips were probably numbed after these scenes. Kiss scenes are tough. Did you remember SYJ movie a moment to remember? Her first kiss with JWS took 48 hours before the director said ok. I am wondering how these two managed to have so many kisses in Pretty Noona. Bless them :)

 

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Can someone tell me where I can watch the opening credit of this drama? I can not find it in youtube and when I googled it, I still could not find it. 

 

Btw, kinda sad that while we are crazy with this drama, some people on one site bashed this drama and even called it as "bloody boring" and did not even have any plot to tell. I do not even find it boring and while I am quite agree with the comment of the plot, but what I know is that this drama's main point is to tell the stages of falling in love and how to maintain it because of the social issues about the relationship. And I looked at the positive comments from the Knetizens and Cnetizens about this drama. 

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1 hour ago, sunshinefate said:

Can someone tell me where I can watch the opening credit of this drama? I can not find it in youtube and when I googled it, I still could not find it. 

 

Btw, kinda sad that while we are crazy with this drama, some people on one site bashed this drama and even called it as "bloody boring" and did not even have any plot to tell. I do not even find it boring and while I am quite agree with the comment of the plot, but what I know is that this drama's main point is to tell the stages of falling in love and how to maintain it because of the social issues about the relationship. And I looked at the positive comments from the Knetizens and Cnetizens about this drama. 

Maybe because they never fall in love:D

What doesn't make senses for them full of senses for us:lol:

Talk about kiss, hope we see less for now on, the conversation in the kitchen after they have meal in SK aprtmnt is more moved. 

The second best is when he delibrately sneak to her room just to hold her.the secretly action always speed up our adrenalin right?:lol:

And i have slight idea there is another nona dongsaeng love in the office,seem the Chairman and secretary have something special.

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I think one difference of this drama with others is actually the OST, songs used are english lyrics songs. Give different atmosphere to the overall setup of the falling in love stages. I love kpop songs normally used as OST in kdramas, kinda miss it in pretty noona. But hearing Save the last dance really brings different feelings in watching it. I’ve not watched US TV series for ages now, perhaps this brings back memories also :D Btw, whose version is this song? 

 

Concerning JH falling in love with JA, actually shown in episode 6. Well, it’s the beginning when JH saw JA in the street. He saw her first as one attractive woman, and realized it‘s JA. I guess this is already background of him starting to have interest more to the noona he knew. While I have theory that men usually love women just like that. No need of specific reasons, no need logical reasons, it‘s just the woman that he is in love with. 

 

Somehow I remember Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.. aired last year, during this time of the year. The drama can reached rating until 9% in jtbc. It was first leading role also for PHS. The casts were given gifts in form of holiday trip to Bali :) Hopefully Pretty Noona can reach 9% rating as well, as jtbc drama. And as JHI‘s first drama as leading role :D If they can receive also trip as gifts, we will have more news even after the drama is finished :wink: I‘m sure after this JHI popularity is going up :D 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, mundaliv said:

Btw, whose version is this song? 

It's Bruce Willis' and I love it very much. I just knew this song because of this drama and came to love it very much lol.

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I've only seen one episode so far. Since it's on Netflix, it behooves me to take a look. :wink: Of course Jung Hae In is a very big drawcard for me.

 

I like the approach taken by the show. I'm a great believer that Kdramaland really excels with these slice-of- life dramas and this one is shaping up to be potentially quite fun. The thing I like best about it so far is the lack of overt editorializing. We seem to have come in right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of these people's lives. They have a history that goes quite far back it seems... an easy familiarity that's about to shift into unfamiliar territory. I'm not a fan of noona romances in general but I feel I can get onboard this one because there is a history behind it (and natural chemistry) that will aid in transitioning things to the next level fairly seamlessly.

 

What I want to see more of (and this may come up later) is JH doing his job. So far I've seen him in his very nerdy office with his very nerdy colleagues but I don't see him actually working as a programmer etc. In the first episode the focus seems to be largely on JA which is fine and JH is just a kind of appendage patiently waiting in the wings.

 

I wish they hadn't turned the ex into a two-timer but it did occur to me that he wasn't really after a girlfriend or long-term relationship. What he wanted was a thrill ride, something or someone who could make him feel excitement that he wasn't getting elsewhere in his life.

 

I'll definitely tune in for more. I'm not after much from this. As long as it delivers the fluff that it promises, that's all I care about.

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, sunshinefate said:

Btw, kinda sad that while we are crazy with this drama, some people on one site bashed this drama and even called it as "bloody boring" and did not even have any plot to tell. I do not even find it boring and while I am quite agree with the comment of the plot, but what I know is that this drama's main point is to tell the stages of falling in love and how to maintain it because of the social issues about the relationship. And I looked at the positive comments from the Knetizens and Cnetizens about this drama. 

 

Yeah, initially I was a bit surprised too reading about it.... given my enthusiasm and you could say current obsession :tongue:.  Especially that they could find it boring! But then again, not everything appeals to everyone.  There are many dramas out there that I just cant bring myself to watch and others that I lose interest in midway.....

 

But this one I can't get enough of ..... and that's probably of the same things that some people are finding boring & mundane stuff :wink: 

 

What I like here is the details in building this relationship.  Taking the time to explore all the usual stuff when two people start getting interested in each other, especially when its in secret.  Episode 6 and we are still privy to the dizzy excitement, silly conversations (which people in love have) etc.  So many different aspects!!!   How he has the guts to run into her room in her house when everyone is outside  How he introduces her to his friends and he is as natural with her there, with them around, as when they are alone together....How he smiles when he bumps into her colleagues while waiting for the elevator....

 

I especially liked how he told her that why are we hiding our relationship and not bringing it out in the open?  The bravado in saying I can go up now if you like and speak to your parents (ha, ha).  And especially the genuine anxiety and concern he has driving to the police station and how he cannot help himself there......Its the emotion behind!!!

 

And the beautifully filmed snow scenes!!!

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40 minutes ago, silvermine said:

 

Yeah, initially I was a bit surprised too reading about it.... given my enthusiasm and you could say current obsession :tongue:.  Especially that they could find it boring! But then again, not everything appeals to everyone.  There are many dramas out there that I just cant bring myself to watch and others that I lose interest in midway.....

 

But this one I can't get enough of ..... and that's probably of the same things that some people are finding boring & mundane stuff :wink: 

 

What I like here is the details in building this relationship.  Taking the time to explore all the usual stuff when two people start getting interested in each other, especially when its in secret.  Episode 6 and we are still privy to the dizzy excitement, silly conversations (which people in love have) etc.  So many different aspects!!!   How he has the guts to run into her room in her house when everyone is outside  How he introduces her to his friends and he is as natural with her there, with them around, as when they are alone together....How he smiles when he bumps into her colleagues while waiting for the elevator....

 

I especially liked how he told her that why are we hiding our relationship and not bringing it out in the open?  The bravado in saying I can go up now if you like and speak to your parents (ha, ha).  And especially the genuine anxiety and concern he has driving to the police station and how he cannot help himself there......Its the emotion behind!!!

 

And the beautifully filmed snow scenes!!!

Actually since 2016 I have never found any dramas to be appealing. I watched Go Back Couple and liked it but did not become crazy, maybe it was because the theme mainly was not about romance, but about family. And finally I found this drama. The reasons why I have not found any dramas to be appealing for almost 2 years were because most dramas which were popular during those years were all about unrealistic villains, not quite good acting from the leads and only depended from their popularity among young viewers (I am still 22 y.o. but my taste has always been adult stories or young adults), childish characters, and repetitive plots like saving her or saving him from the unrealistic villains. I was really tired of those kind of things and this drama does not have anything that I hate which make me crazy about it. Yeah, not everything appeals to everyone but to say that this drama is bloody boring is quite harsh lol. There are tons of dramas that I found boring but I never called it as bloody boring lol because I believe what we find boring will not be the case to the others. The ratings show that this drama is getting more and more popular among viewers.

PS: No offense to anyone :D

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6 hours ago, mundaliv said:

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Concerning JH falling in love with JA, actually shown in episode 6. Well, it’s the beginning when JH saw JA in the street. He saw her first as one attractive woman, and realized it‘s JA. I guess this is already background of him starting to have interest more to the noona he knew. While I have theory that men usually love women just like that. No need of specific reasons, no need logical reasons, it‘s just the woman that he is in love with

 

 

 

This scene, explained like that I find kind of UN-satisfying. If just left like that without anything further, then I'd wish he hadn't even explained it.  WHY?

1) She was really insignificantly far away for him to have spotted her from all the other people-scape of passer-bys

2) It sounds kinda flippant, IF he'd only singled her out bec he'd spotted someone "pretty".

Sounds like what a player would do - hit on random pretty women.  It could be ANYONE pretty in that case - so just happened it turns out she was JA. (makes it kinda shallow in a way)

 

I guess what we're hoping that there IS  some other (unexplained) background history with his strong interest already existing,  and JH's interest from back then lead to him specifically looking JA up, upon his return. Bec his sister didn't even know he when he had returned!

 

For Strong Woman Do BS,  I see it as somewhat different than this random strong impression.

BS had made a strong memorable impression on him there and then in the flashback scene, bec she had done the rescue. He was impressed by how cool it all was, how cool SHE was ... and his admiration/interest started. Creating strong memories and impressions which were spawned from that ONE significant moment, about 'that mysterious girl in red coat'.

And I can totally SEE how she'd have left an impression - he was more immature and kinda a child-like adult- kid (he was awe-struck gobsmacked, same way he would worship Wonder Woman).

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