Quantcast
Jump to content
larus

[Drama 2018] Life 라이프

Recommended Posts

On 9/5/2018 at 9:47 PM, 40somethingahjumma said:

 They know they love each other, they know they want the best for each other and they know that the other has his own individual burden... which no one else can carry for them. JW's fight is JW's fight. He needs to develop more courage. SW's desire for some normality and of course impending death is his fight. Each brother can cheer on the other but they are limited in what they can do for each other.

 

...

 

SW tells us he just wants to be normal guy living a normal life. He doesn't want to be pitied or immortalized or be pat on the back for being brave. It's one of the reasons why I like him so much. He doesn't carry around a victim mentality. So why the heck did the show think it was necessary to give us that flashback of the accident... making him look even more pathetic? Yeah... Kdramaland... just can't help yourself, can you? 

 

Thank you for all the posts and my apologies for copy/paste them. :D :heart: I just want to say Jin-woo's "coming of age" helps him slowly move beyond the guilt and burden he places on himself for his brother's sake.  He was a hard person to cheer for in the first half of the drama for me due to his reluctance to fight his own battle.  There was a voice over line in the beginning when Jin-woo tried to answer the question of why he chose to stay in the profession and shoulder the exhaustion.  His answer was something along the line that his burden is nothing compares to others so he continues on.  I'm happy that he has moved out of this feeling helplessness into positive territory where he understands that he has to make the effort himself, not depending on others.  Understanding and respecting Seon-woo's decision on how he wants to live his life was not easy for both Jin-woo and his mom.  

 

fullsizeoutput_28a4

 

Spoiler

fullsizeoutput_28a5fullsizeoutput_28a6

Netflix

 

@purpose Wow, that's pretty harsh though I think ratings are pretty decent (possibly high for a JTBC drama) so there are people watching. ^^ This drama is pretty ambitious in what it wants to cover, hospital politics and human drama and I think it suffers due to overreaching and lack of cohesiveness.  Some episodes and scenes could have better transitions.  The drama really needs a few more episodes. LSY's forte is in the office sageuk-like conflicts.  The Ye brother scenes were fine, some were actually done well IMHO but I didn't like Seon-woo's self pitying scenes.  His interactions and relationships with others were enough to enlighten us of his situation and thoughts. The love lines, hmmm.  OK, so I think this has a lot to do with PD Hong's direction.  I know cuz I watched his Dear My Friends. :lol:  LSY's choice of PD in collaboration for this drama could possibly be her desire to instill more humanity in this supposedly dry hospital politics... so I think we get a drama that went a little too much into the melo direction. Yes, it has noticeable flaws... which makes me appreciate Jo Seung Woo's and Yoo Jae Myung's excellent performances even more.  Overall, the drama has more than a few commendable points, especially how realistically it portrays the undercurrent feelings and real current happenings of the medical world. I am hoping for a good ending for this drama that also slightly suffers from expectations from the writer's previous work.  It's not perfect but is it devoid of anything good besides JSW? :lol: Anyway, fighting cast and crew, thanks for the hard work.

 

Speaking of which, no one wants to say anything about my favorite character in this drama, Mister Goo?  :lol::wub:


Screenshot 2018-09-07 09.03.12

Spoiler

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 09.03.37

JTBC

 

 

 

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Life" Episode 14

fullsizephoto999606.jpg

 

People have been keeping things to themselves for a long time at Sangkook University Hospital, but my guess about Seung-hyo's noble intentions might have picked up on a plan or backup plan devised even longer before the president's arrival. Jin-woo is finally facing things out in the open and head on, but we have a lot to get through in a small amount of time. Can "Life" wrap it all up, and does it even want to?

 

Seung-hyo (Cho Seung-woo) has clearly been hiding his cards from many, but there are a lot of things currently going on, and I am not sure who is an ally in the know, and who is simply playing his game. He kept Jin-woo (Lee Dong-wook) and Kyeong-moon (Yoo Jae-myung) in the hospital for a reason in the first place, and given how they are using his obvious breadcrumbs to attack Hwajeong directly, I am starting to see that reason.

 

I assume that he is also behind Se-hwa's (Moon So-ri) absence, which makes the presence of No-eul (Won Jin-ah) and Seo-hyeon (Choi Yu-hwa) in her parking lot more confusing, for now. If the plot goes that way, some current happenings should have started developing earlier, because a shift of the story to an epic conspiracy piece will feel jarring so late in the game. "Life" struggles to connect the power games, office drama, and human stories at times.

 

At this point, I will not really be surprised by another major shift. However, I appreciate the efforts made to address some of the problems brought on by the previous one, including the recent sullying of an overall great character, Seon-woo (Lee Kyu-hyung). The art gallery sequence is simply amazing, and Seon-woo's rejection of being used for 'inspiration porn' is the exact sentiment I wish the story had reached without betraying in the process.

 

photo999603.jpgphoto999604.jpg

 

As for his brother dearest, ring the bells at the Temple of Finally, because I have been waiting for him to step up for a very long time. Like much of what is going on here, I wish it had happened in a more timely manner, but the satisfaction is still strong. Jin-woo's motives and approach have not become heroic throughout this story, but his spark, and Tae-sang's (Moon Sung-keun) defensiveness, finally put everyone in their place regarding their shared guilt.

 

It is a very realistic approach to what I now hope will not be a murder case. "Life" had been doing fine without main villains, and Kyeong-moon has always been the balancing force Sangkook has needed, not Jin-woo. I just wish that the staff collectively had the foresight to understand that Seung-hyo is not the source they need to attack, especially following recent events. Going by the preview, perhaps Kyeong-moon is that smart a cookie after all.

 

"Life" is directed by Hong Jong-chan and Lim Hyeon-wook , written by Lee Soo-yeon-I, and features Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo, Won Jin-ah and Yoo Jae-myung.

Written by: Orion from 'Orion's Ramblings'

 

Source:  HanCinema

 

 

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone, lurking on soompi for ages (Since FoS :) ) but I'm writing because of something that I don't really understand fully, because maybe it's simply a 'west/east' classic difference and pretty much simple to answer.

 

When we were notified of the thrombosys of Seon Woo, the 'result' was that an amputation was the way to solve the problem.

But because of this suddenly it was just like as if YSW was about to die (and it was because of phrostethics, in some sort of way ? )

And here comes my question: is being an amputee the same as being dead in Korea? :O Or there are some other info that I didn't hear i.e. an amputation was not possible anymore, so the good Seon Woo will simply have a thrombosys that will stop the hearth because there is nothing else to do ? It was already strange to hear that people in wheelchair is pretty much like garbage/ghost, hence the doubt about the amputation....

 

Another small thing: they performed CPR for 30 mins ( wow!) on the nurse, but... don't they have defibrillators? Or it's only because in kdramaland there is no way to save a patient unless the patient needs to be saved?

 

Sometimes K-dramas teach something new :D

 

 

By the way, I'm enjoying every episode of this drama, and I'm curious to see how it will end. I'm only rooting for the non-death of GSW and 'Glutton' :) 

 

By the way, I found that the last speech (for now) from the vice director Kim was sincere (and true)... when you have worked for many years and you have a lot of work, there will be a youngster that will tell you that you shouldn't make errors and you should continue to love your work. I hope that YJW will have a taste of this before the last episode, I wouldn't be able to work with someone like him, always so "high and might".

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@zky2007 welcome to Soompi and the thread. Post more! :D

 

Jin-woo's thrombosis is ongoing, chronic, resulting in multiple complications already... clots in his lung, clots in his veins, his valve and blood vessels are slowly being blocked.  Due to his condition (not able to circulate the blood effectively), he is at high risk of total blockage and lose his lower limbs.  The more concerning problem is that his clot can break off and travel to other parts of his body: lung, heart, brain and cause ischemia.  Basically he is a ticking time bomb if he chose not to do amputation.  Eventually, he won't have a choice against amputation but the sooner the better to prevent clots from causing a fatal event.

 

Yes, there are some technical errors. Defibrillator should have been used, gloves on Jin-woo in some scenes, HIPPA pt confidentiality with No-Eul, people enter exit sterile environment of OR like it's their living room, etc..

 

GSH won't die cuz writer LSY wants to live.  Netizens are scary. :lol:  Moon Sung Geun is awesome in this drama.  I actually sympathized with Dr. Kim's indignant cry when he felt betrayed by the physicians who have known him for years.  He's guilty of greed, ambition, which eventually leads to his compromising way of life.  However, he is not alone in living a life less than stellar.  Many other physicians in the room in their own way was a burden to the ex-director who must shoulder their problems.  Jin-woo's confrontation with Dr. Kim brings back memories of what ShiMok said in the last episode of SF.  For all the good intentions that LCJ had, he was a monster for taking upon himself the right to judge and play God.  Dr. Kim's own perception that he's doing the hospital good by bringing in revenues (no matter if it is through illegal means) to save all others who could not do their share is twisted.  I am with you on the sad fact of life that the older workers are being discounted by the incoming younger ones.  So in a way, I share Dr. Kim's frustration of being irrelevant for all the sacrifices he made for a place he called home the last 30 years.  I only wish his sacrifices were righteous so I can get behind them.  

 

Dropping off some photos.  More later.  :blush:

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.06.00
Spoiler
Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.06.18Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.05.19Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.05.07Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.04.49Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.04.58Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.06.26Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.06.34

 

 

For @azuwaza163 tsundere-ing. :lol:

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.11.52
Spoiler
Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.11.42Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.11.25Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.11.14Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.51.55Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.52.16

 

 

Assisting (aka tee-ing it up) is her specialty.

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.12.11Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.12.18Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.12.34Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.12.44Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.52.33Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.52.42Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.52.48

 

 

Great shot!

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.07.23

 

Spoiler
Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.07.12

R.E.S.P.E.C.T   said Goo.

 

The couple that PPL the rainbow cake so well. 

 

Spoiler
Screenshot 2018-09-07 11.23.09

I have to try this new spinning coffee... what is it?

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.53.44Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.53.50Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.53.59Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.54.08

How can netizens hate this scene?  :ph34r:

 

Sexy part deux.

 

Spoiler
Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.03.31Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.03.55Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.03.48Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.04.02

 

 

Did you notice Goo's eyes?  hehehe

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.02.33Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.02.24

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 11.22.51

 

When three are not better than one :ph34r::lol:

 

1836DA6F-5F02-4882-BFB1-2278DB5D99E5E6C2705B-245A-4937-B763-E7BD5D10B454

 

 

When your wife knows a friend who has a cousin who is radio central... you suddenly become useful.

 

Spoiler
Screenshot 2018-09-07 11.23.58Screenshot 2018-09-07 11.23.34Screenshot 2018-09-07 11.23.45

 

Rebel HQ.  When someone starts waving paper in hand, please pay attention Jin-woo.

 

Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.01.07Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.01.18Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.01.25Screenshot 2018-09-07 10.01.51

 

 

Credit:  JTBC

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, piekeboeboe said:

@ktcjdrama GLAD YOU ARE HERE :wub:

We are now at episode 14.(Last tuesday)
Only 2 episode left on coming Monday (ep15) and Tuesday  (ep16)

Hii!! Glad to see you too here too!! :) It's been a while... what else are you watching now?

 

Wow, discussion is already on episode 14? Okay, hopefully I can catch up to 14 during this weekend to join in the finale week. It cannot be a quick and casual watch because I have to pay attention to the details, sometimes switching the subs language in order to understand better. As of now, I'm on 6 already. So far, I am enjoying how the story is unfolding.

 

I love how KSH just stared the doctors down to their seats at the big auditorium without saying a word. Reminds me of stern teacher who walks into classroom and everyone just goes quiet.

But then at the end of ep.3 (I think), the ending scene of him smiling with petals floating down under bright sun was just so out of tone with the rest of the show, although I don't mind seeing a smiling JSW. And with his character too... but then maybe my feeling was due to not knowing much about his character yet. I was on the fence, but seeing how he almost wanted to stop the old man from putting his seal on the document, then his interaction with the dog, his interaction with his mother, and esp. how his secretary stays with him and sometimes even "aegyo-ing" him, I think there's more to his character. He is definitely not heartless.

 

I'm rather disappointed that WJA's character is not given much depth yet. LNE is supposedly one of the main characters but I'm not feeling her "presence" in the story.... the same goes for MSR's character. But then again, I'm only at 6, not even half-way through, lol.....

 

I really admire how the cast from FoS can shed their character there and be so totally different here. Hats off to JSW, YJM, LKH... Great actors!... and to WJA and TIH as well from JBL.

Okay, back to the episodes...

  • Like 5

Share this post


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

Hii!! Glad to see you too here too!! :) It's been a while... what else are you watching now?

 

Wow, discussion is already on episode 14? Okay, hopefully I can catch up to 14 during this weekend to join in the finale week. It cannot be a quick and casual watch because I have to pay attention to the details, sometimes switching the subs language in order to understand better. As of now, I'm on 6 already. So far, I am enjoying how the story is unfolding.

 

I love how KSH just stared the doctors down to their seats at the big auditorium without saying a word. Reminds me of stern teacher who walks into classroom and everyone just goes quiet.

But then at the end of ep.3 (I think), the ending scene of him smiling with petals floating down under bright sun was just so out of tone with the rest of the show, although I don't mind seeing a smiling JSW. And with his character too... but then maybe my feeling was due to not knowing much about his character yet. I was on the fence, but seeing how he almost wanted to stop the old man from putting his seal on the document, then his interaction with the dog, his interaction with his mother, and esp. how his secretary stays with him and sometimes even "aegyo-ing" him, I think there's more to his character. He is definitely not heartless.

 

I'm rather disappointed that WJA's character is not given much depth yet. LNE is supposedly one of the main characters but I'm not feeling her "presence" in the story.... the same goes for MSR's character. But then again, I'm only at 6, not even half-way through, lol.....

 

I really admire how the cast from FoS can shed their character there and be so totally different here. Hats off to JSW, YJM, LKH... Great actors!... and to WJA and TIH as well from JBL.

Okay, back to the episodes...

Lol that scene with flower petals falling did seem weird. But JSW really brightens up the screen for the audience. 

 

WJA doesn't get much better (I don't really like her here) but her character does do some positive things for the hospital and favor in the for the hospital staff. MSR is great - modern feminist, her glaring is kinda funny:)

 

LKH's character is too precious:bawling:

  • Like 7

Share this post


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

@zky2007 welcome to Soompi and the thread. Post more! :D

 

Jin-woo's thrombosis is ongoing, chronic, resulting in multiple complications already... clots in his lung, clots in his veins, his valve and blood vessels are slowly being blocked.  Due to his condition (not able to circulate the blood effectively), he is at high risk of total blockage and lose his lower limbs.  The more concerning problem is that his clot can break off and travel to other parts of his body: lung, heart, brain and cause ischemia.  Basically he is a ticking time bomb if he chose not to do amputation.  Eventually, he won't have a choice against amputation but the sooner the better to prevent clots from causing a fatal event.

 

Yes, there are some technical errors. Defibrillator should have been used, gloves on Jin-woo in some scenes, HIPPA pt confidentiality with No-Eul, people enter exit sterile environment of OR like it's their living room, etc..

 

GSH won't die cuz writer LSY wants to live.  Netizens are scary. :lol:  Moon Sung Geun is awesome in this drama.  I actually sympathized with Dr. Kim's indignant cry when he felt betrayed by the physicians who have known him for years.  He's guilty of greed, ambition, which eventually leads to his compromising way of life.  However, he is not alone in living a life less than stellar.  Many other physicians in the room in their own way was a burden to the ex-director who must shoulder their problems.  Jin-woo's confrontation with Dr. Kim brings back memories of what ShiMok said in the last episode of SF.  For all the good intentions that LCJ had, he was a monster for taking upon himself the right to judge and play God.  Dr. Kim's own perception that he's doing the hospital good by bringing in revenues (no matter if it is through illegal means) to save all others who could not do their share is twisted.  I am with you on the sad fact of life that the older workers are being discounted by the incoming younger ones.  So in a way, I share Dr. Kim's frustration of being irrelevant for all the sacrifices he made for a place he called home the last 30 years.  I only wish his sacrifices were righteous so I can get behind them.  

 

Thank you :D

 

I didn't notice the note about the clogs in lung and hearth areas... the thing is that YSW is pretty much athletic (he was an athlete when he was a kid, and he struggle to do almost everything by himself, so he must have a lot of muscles in the upper body), so he shouldn't be in great danger if only he would choose the amputation (there are prosthethics if he is ashamed of living without his lower limbs). That's why I was puzzled by this 'he will be dead soon' idea and I thought it could be based on how the Korean society sees amputees.

 

Well, I must surrender to kdramaland rules, I think :D

 

I'm looking forward to see another of the movies or dramas in which Moon Sung Geun acted, he has a great mimic (like JSW) and a powerful voice.

Nice spotted the similarities with LCJ of FoS. I really appreciated Yoo Jae-Myung portrait of LCJ in FoS, maybe it's because of this that I appreciated the acting for vice director.

 

There are a lot of shady characters, but everyone tries to do 'good', in his own, sometimes secretive way. That's probably why it's a good and enjoyable drama.

 

 

 

GSH must be a good person; if he wasn't Mrs Kang wouldn't have worked for him anymore, after all of these years, I think ;)  (I simpy adore Mrs. Kang :D skilled actress )

 

 

LNE usually deals with kids, so maybe she doesn't even really know what's the meaning of loving someone. Maybe Mrs. Kang words will help her in acknowledge her feelings and maybe swallow some pride and try to understand why she was fired and why she was tailed.... Maybe. Let's hope so :) At least GSH has Nighty, if she's too childish to admit her own feelings ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was praying for the time where President Gu, Director Oh and  Joo Kyung-Moon will join forces to save Sangkook University Hospital from Jo Nam-Hyeong will come soon and not fight each other. I can`t wait to watch the next episodes.

 

tumblr_pcvqhbkemX1sdd1ivo5_r1_540.png

 

My favorite scene was the scene from the auditorium where Dr Kim Tae Sang said a few things before he left. I felt sorry for him in a way  He was not a favorite character ( I usually rooted against him) but I am glad the writer gave Moon Sung Geun and his character a good exit from the show. Or maybe he will come back? :D

 

Lots of good comments on this thread. I enjoy reading this thread and watching this drama.

We are headed towards the end of the drama. I will miss it. 

   
  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@bedifferent sorry for not being able to respond earlier . I had no time and just finally finished the episodes. I am not sure why the k nets have so many negative comments; an average ratings on cable of 5% shows the drama has a pretty strong following. I for one like what I saw in the last two episodes. I agree with you that the drama has a lot of heart. I think the writer has done a pretty decent job in making something as dry and as industry specific as hospital politics rather relatable. 

 

Like @40somethingahjumma , I really love the Ye brothers’ relationship . Their scenes are the only ones in this drama that can move me to tears. I know us women like talking it out , but when I observe the relationship among brothers in real life ( like my husband & his brothers) , theirs is realistic & is considered very close . Men often don’t express themselves the way we do - a lot is not said . But you know they are there for each other no matter what . Those moments where they patted each other’s hand & squeezed  the other person’s shoulders say a whole lot more than  words could. I like that they give each other space. 

 

As expected the docs were no match for Goo in eps14. But I like that they tried . I like that YJW is not hiding anymore by admitting that he ratted out on Kim. It’s about time the others rally together. Funnily , though not a fan of Dr Oh , I was strangely happy to see her bossing her way with the restructuring team in the preview . Sometimes it really takes someone who is not afraid to be as abrasive as she is to get things done :lol:. Looking forward to see how she , Dr Joo & Goo will work together. 

 

@zky2007 Welcome to Soompi!To me , Goo isn’t a “bad” or a “good” person so to speak . Remove the suit and he is a filial Son & dog lover :lol:. I do think he is a fair boss who knows the value of someone like Miss Kang. But it cannot be denied  he is ambitious and willing to do what it takes to climb to the top. Let’s face it , he ain’t in this business because there’s a noble cause. There are many of us out there in the corporate world who are the same-  we slave over our jobs in order to be rewarded with career success . But I guess along the way , he may have exploited loopholes & done some ethically questionable things to reach his goals . However he is no different from the doctors . He’s an employee too - -he too is serving a master . But I do think for the first time it hits home that he may not be able to accept  his master’s heavy handed ways.  

 

I understand LNE’s frustration - she was fired without being given a reason. Ahh it’s never easy to read the mind of a tsundere male ! While it’s clear that Goo is subconsciously affected & has some unspoken interest in her , it seems like she is only just realising that she may have some romantic feelings for him. As to my JW - reporter love line , it is cute how she reacted to him saying there are not involved..... YET. Gosh , I hope she heard the “yet” word. I think by the end of the drama that ship will take off quite nicely 

Edited by triplem
  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am enjoying the last 2 episodes as much as reading all the contributions on this thread. It was lovely to listen to JSW singing 'What kind of fool am I'. How appropriate.  Thank you! 

 

My heart ached for Prez Gu when after a long, tough day, he came home to his lonely room but at least there was faithful Nighty who accepted him as he was. 

 

I love the quiet ways the Ye brothers showed their love for each other. 

 

My next fav character after Prez Gu is Ms Kang and her conversation/justification with her boss after her supposedly drunk phone call the previous night was priceless. Haha.

 

I can't wait to see how Prez Gu, Director Oh and Dr Joo collaborate to bring down the powerful Chairman Cho!

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just finished ep.12... Gosh the ending was so scary, but it's too late (past midnight) for me to continue onto ep.13... Is this show turning into a murder thriller? I hope nothing harmful happen to Dir.Oh. Ep.12 was so tensed... I was on the edge of my seat the whole episode, I think, yeah, starting even from ep.11.

 

I was hoping that Dr.Joo will win the vote for director seat but had to agree that he might not be suited for the position just yet, not when CEO Cho is still up and about. Argh, I super duper loathe him and his college buddy CEO Hong. Such arrogant souls. Really hate that KSH has to bow down to him. He should be glad for the loyalty because once KSH wants to turn the table around, I bet he's got nothing to hold himself up. I can't wait for the moment that KSH turned against him and bring him down to nothingness. KSH is slowly growing affection for the people in his hospital. I'm sure he won't let Cho do anything to them. Don't mess with his people, Cho.

 

Really love our duo of Dr.Joo and YJW, and the trust they have in each other. They need more people on their side. Most importantly, the key is KSH. He needs to see that he is working for the wrong guy!! Go and report that haughty spoiled brat to his father, will you please.... I'm holding up hope that the CEO's father is at least a man with good values who unfortunately has a wayward son.

 

My heart bleeds for YSW... What a burden he has been carrying all these years. And yet he is a true survivor. He didn't give up on himself, but works hard all the same instead of falling into depression. Yes, I bet late Dr.LBH knew the truth. I'm very curious how the writer would choose to continue YSW's storyline...

 

Somewhere along ep.7-12 --- YJW's smile when he was dining with the reporter. How happy to see his smile. Such sweet smile. But it was too short... way too short... as he remembered he had a brother. Such a pity if he can't date and get married because of that. Was he punishing himself? That he shouldn't be happy because his brother could not be happy due to his legs? I did notice in one of the episodes, he was about to put his feet up on the coffee table but immediately changed his mind thinking it is rude towards SW who can't do the same. Ok, but later on we see unexpected speedy progress in the romance department (yay!) when reporter came to hospital and he comforted her, first holding her hand (okay that was a rather bold move coming from YJW :D) and then it progressed to hugging her, okay half hugging, but still... another skinship... I approve this ship :wub:

 

I still have much to comment but have to stop here and go to bed first. Shall continue soon...

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aaack, finished ep.13 and still no news of Dr.Oh.... :confounded:

 

ETA: Finished ep.14, still no news of Dr.Oh, but, after watching the preview, I guess she is the one at the door. I suspected as much but was wondering in what state was she in, but again the preview showed that she is alive and kicking, literally. I love that she is showing her fangs now, "don't mess with me!"... Just from watching preview, she has become my favorite character overnight. LOL...

 

Yes! That evil CEO will soon be brought down... hope everyone from the hospital will come out of all these unscathed. Can't wait for next episode tmrw! but I can only watch it on Netflix on the 11th. Need to find other source.... but for now, I need to rest my heart from all the tension in recent episodes :P

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/7/2018 at 11:14 PM, purpose said:

 

My favorite part. I love gangster GSH.

 

 

Me too :wub: and another gangster...Dr Joo :P 

Hey, why i can't even think that if someone tailgate you mean maybe he care about you auwwwwww :heart: some chingu mentioned this. Komawo! 

We just left with 2 ep. So sad..no more Goo Sajang-nim :bawling:

Forgot. I find this interesting. When the doctors asked why LNE being fired, Goo Sajang-nim just said that they asked too many...mmmm why? Can't reveal the reason or you just have no reason? 

  • Like 8

Share this post


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

I understand LNE’s frustration - she was fired without being given a reason. Ahh it’s never easy to read the mind of a tsundere male ! While it’s clear that Goo is subconsciously affected & has some unspoken interest in her , it seems like she is only just realising that she may have some romantic feelings for him. As to my JW - reporter love line , it is cute how she reacted to him saying there are not involved..... YET. Gosh , I hope she heard the “yet” word. I think by the end of the drama that ship will take off quite nicely 

 

:wub::wub:

 

Spoiler

 

 


 

  • Like 6
  • Sad 1
  • LOL 2
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

..The Avengers they are called.   Dr. Joo is probably the deputy director replacing Dr. Kim.  Yay for a strong female hospital director.

 

0000057530_005_20180909113435600.jpg

0000057530_003_20180909113435553.jpg

0000057530_002_20180909113435528.jpg

Spoiler

 

 

It's ending this week...:(

 

Spoiler

 

Is a heartfelt thought provoking drama.  I will miss it a lot. :heart:

 

 

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/8/2018 at 2:24 AM, zky2007 said:

I didn't notice the note about the clogs in lung and hearth areas... the thing is that YSW is pretty much athletic (he was an athlete when he was a kid, and he struggle to do almost everything by himself, so he must have a lot of muscles in the upper body), so he shouldn't be in great danger if only he would choose the amputation (there are prosthethics if he is ashamed of living without his lower limbs). That's why I was puzzled by this 'he will be dead soon' idea and I thought it could be based on how the Korean society sees amputees.

 

There are a lot of shady characters, but everyone tries to do 'good', in his own, sometimes secretive way. That's probably why it's a good and enjoyable drama.

 

GSH must be a good person; if he wasn't Mrs Kang wouldn't have worked for him anymore, after all of these years, I think ;)  (I simpy adore Mrs. Kang :D skilled actress )

 

LNE usually deals with kids, so maybe she doesn't even really know what's the meaning of loving someone. Maybe Mrs. Kang words will help her in acknowledge her feelings and maybe swallow some pride and try to understand why she was fired and why she was tailed.... Maybe. Let's hope so :) At least GSH has Nighty, if she's too childish to admit her own feelings ;)

 

 

Right.  Seon-woo does his upper body exercise with his weights, the lower extremities risk can be reduced with the amputation.  Seon-woo's love for sports is one reason why he can't accept the amputation.  His face lits up at the basketball court remember? His legs are part of his identity, someone who used to excel in soccer and still love sports.  I think this is the hardest feeling for Seon-woo to let go.  To admit that he will never be able to play sports the same way again.  There are options available for Seon-woo to allow him to enjoy playing sports again if he decides to go ahead with prosthetics.  I understand your point. I am holding out hope that he will change his mind to prove to us once again that he is a fighter.  Like Jin-woo, he has to overcome his fears and insecurities on his own.  I do want to respect his decision for his own future.

 

As in many societies around the world, physical disability is considered as an abnormality which needed to be hidden and segregated in SK.  Although the government and citizens have made some infrastructure and building code changes to accommodate the physically handicapped, the main hurdles remained.  Society perception, prejudice, social/economic support have not changed accordingly or fast enough.  Even changes in laws are slow and not encompassing enough. Medical diagnosis and disability grading system in SK apparently are in need of revamping as well.  Through the Ye brothers, LSY has shed light into this part of the population that suffers neglect and respect.  Make me wonder how the haters to this drama can miss this point completely.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-korea-disabled-idUSBRE89O05X20121025

 

I love how the characters in the drama made the choices based on their own interests first yet are not absolutely resistance to change for the better later down the line.  I think that's as real as it gets for people.  Jin-woo finds he has the character to be a stronger person.  Seung-Hyo rediscovers the conscience he suppressed for his career.  Dr. Oh discovers how she can use her intelligence and inner strength to work and lead others.   Dr. Joo understands that he needs to push others to do the job instead of doing it for them.  The chiefs knows they cannot turn a blind eye against their own problems and learn to have accountability.  No one is all good or bad.

 

No-Eul seems like the Peter Pan who doesn't want to grow up in regard to her feelings with the men in her life. Maybe it is her defense mechanism for not having to deal with the reactions and consequences of her actions/words toward them.  I don't think she consciously realizes it though. :D

 

 

On 9/8/2018 at 7:29 AM, triplem said:

 

To me , Goo isn’t a “bad” or a “good” person so to speak . Remove the suit and he is a filial Son & dog lover :lol:. I do think he is a fair boss who knows the value of someone like Miss Kang. But it cannot be denied  he is ambitious and willing to do what it takes to climb to the top. Let’s face it , he ain’t in this business because there’s a noble cause. There are many of us out there in the corporate world who are the same-  we slave over our jobs in order to be rewarded with career success . But I guess along the way , he may have exploited loopholes & done some ethically questionable things to reach his goals . However he is no different from the doctors . He’s an employee too - -he too is serving a master . But I do think for the first time it hits home that he may not be able to accept  his master’s heavy handed ways.  

 

Hear hear.  To me, Seung-Hyo continues to turn a blind eye because there was no great cause for him to do otherwise.  Now that the line has been drawn in the sand and he is at the point of no return, Seung-Hyo has stopped climbing up the spiral staircase and looked down.  He's reevaluating his life and what he has done for Hwayeong and Cho.  I love this part about our anti-hero (is it too early to call him this? :lol:).  We are never too late to change.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys for coming to this thread.  The cast and crew appreciate your patience and support for this drama.  We may be few in numbers but I love reading all your thoughts. :D

 

As JSW said, how many people would have the courage to fight for what they think is wrong instead of letting others speak for them?  He acknowledges the hard work by the production team and wanted to leave the viewers with a meaningful work in Life.  Regarding Goo Seung-Hyo, please judge for yourself at the end whether he is a good person.^^ 

 

LDW hopes for us to watch and cheer to the end for the medical staff who have to confront the power that is Hwayeong. YJM considers Life one of his best works.  In the end, he wants to acknowledge the efforts of the cast and crew in helping the viewers understand the issues and hopefully help to work toward a better society.  The end of Life is the end and a new beginning.  Won Jin-Ah encourages us to solve the hospital crisis.  Moon Sori would like to remember in the hearts of the viewers as part of the drama that focuses on the medical community.  Tae In-Ho sees Life as depicting the current political, social, humanity of our society.  Yum Hye-Ran who gained recognition for her deft portrayal of Ms Kang would like us to imagine what kind of choices each individual would have to make during times of personal crisis and what kind of life changes would come from them.

 

 

image_readtop_2018_568544_15365329093454

image_readmed_2018_568544_15365329103454

 

sportsmk

 

The beginning.

 

 

Spoiler

 

 

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 2

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.


Announcements



×
×
  • Create New...