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[Drama 2018] Life on Mars, 라이프 온 마스

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@triplem  Yes, me too cuz I want to know if all that he did in 1988 changed 2018 and his future.  I don't think 1988 people and events are his memories. :) If he wakes up in 2018, he would have to leave KMS and his unfinished business in the hands of others.  It feels like it is not enough to stop KMS from turning into the future serial killer.

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So KMS' older brother is KHS... a biological relative suffering from strep meningitis. Is it hereditary? There seems to be some suggestion that it ran in the family. The father and the sister had symptoms of something or another.

 

Did anyone else feel they were watching the SK version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest unfolding before their very eyes? We had nutters and nasties galore! 

 

KHS seemed to be on a revenge killing spree. Anyone who abused him or caused his misery from his own father right to the director of the welfare facility was on his hit list. 

So the woman OYC, Victim Zero was the one who started the whole manicure thing? That was mighty creepy. She put the inmates into a state of immobility and prettied them up. Why? Boredom? Mental instability? What was it? That was unexpected. And contagious too. 

 

You've got to feel for young KMS. Poor kid. He didn't have the best role models, to put it mildly. He really just wanted to be with his brother and out of the grip of the horrible adoptive parents. brother wasn't much better. Certainly we feel a certain amount of sympathy for KHS for what he went through... he was a victim of "the system" and apparently he was a smart kid but he didn't think about the consequences of his own choices on his brother... he was too angry I imagine and there were no moral or personal restraints to hold him back. But stabbing TJ after he'd just let him have the inhaler was just... :angry:

 

I was beginning to think that Na Young was a bit too good to be true but at least we saw from this experience that she's human. :cold_sweat: Poor dear... she was so relieved to see TJ that she burst into tears immediately when he found her bound and gagged. I'm sure @triplem you were pleased for some kind of incidental skinship. :D Glad that she just let it all out and had a good cry. She needed to get it out of her system before she could bounce back and be a part of the team.

 

All that aside, the thing that really interested me about this episode was the final exchange between TJ and KHS about That Man From Seoul Who Called. It signalled the end of of one incredibly long arc and we're now transitioning into another. Why would KHS know anything about TJ's predicament, much less about That Man Who Called? To me that's more intriguing than the identity of The Man Who Called. Who are these people who keep popping up in TJ's coma who claim to know things? Are they part of his consciousness that appear to him as characters that are performing in the theatre of his mind? Is The Man Who Called a voice from 2018 or is he a part of TJ ego? Who is Magic Chief Inspector on Magic TV in relation to TJ? Is it his conscience speaking to him... acting as a sounding board for his moral dilemma? It's a good question... does TJ want revenge or does he want the truth?

 

@katakwasabi -- I suffer from this problem regularly. 70-80% of the dramas I watch are not popular on Soompi even if they're extremely good like LOM. Unless the romance is overt, it's really like talking to an echo chamber on some threads. ;)

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2 hours ago, bedifferent said:

Hyun Seok was going to reveal the name until he was shot by Chief Kim.  Hmmm, suspicious!

Hi @bedifferent yup I'm also suspicious of Chief Kim. The way he smirked when he shot KHS. Maybe he's the Seoul Caller, anyway looking forward to next week's episodes.

 

Yup I pitied KMHS too till he stabbed TJ. For someone who helped him, he still want to stab him, this means KHS is beyond help, he is a killer. The only person he loves is his younger brother, KMS. So that's how KMS killing habit came from.....painting fingernails and toenails, then makeup.

 

1 hour ago, triplem said:

What happens then with NY , DC and the gang ? I have been desperately wanting the love line to take off even though it may not be on the cards if 1988 is nothing but his subconscious or memories .

hi @triplem chingu, I too have the same feelings as you. I would prefer TJ to stay in 1988 and become a couple with NY. I also love to see the bromance between the Captain and TJ. The Captain made me laughed countless times when watching this drama.

 

I hope to have a good ending to this drama......

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@bedifferent my heart dropped when taejoo was stabbed :tears:

 

@triplem i too am waiting for something to develop between taejoo and nayoung. The two are so supportive of each other. Its hard for me to not ship them hahahaha

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Daebak episode!

I literally had goosepimples watching the ending scene of TJ and KHS on the bridge.

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So we come full circle.

Now I am trying to figure out who is the other protagonist if Kim Hyun Seok is not the end-game.

What purpose is TJ there in 1988?

 

I swear that this has to be one of the best dramas I have watched this year.

 

To think we have 4 (?) more episodes to go!

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1 hour ago, Blizzardistkaputt said:

Something very suspicious about Chief Kim. 

 

Why was Han Tae Joo's father killed? 

 

...another six days of excruciating wait for all of us.

Excellent question! What has HCH got to do with all these as it seems KHS began with a very personal grudge.

 

PS. That woman is a disgrace to the nursing profession.

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2 hours ago, 40somethingahjumma said:

I was beginning to think that Na Young was a bit too good to be true but at least we saw from this experience that she's human. :cold_sweat: Poor dear... she was so relieved to see TJ that she burst into tears immediately when he found her bound and gagged. I'm sure @triplem you were pleased for some kind of incidental skinship. :D Glad that she just let it all out and had a good cry. She needed to get it out of her system before she could bounce back and be a part of the team.

 

hahahaahah...yes...it was the first video i clicked last night :lol:. There was also another accidental one in eps 11 where they bumped into each other at the police station. :w00t:

It's true...a lot of the dramas i love , even those with romance tend to be very quiet or do not get as much attention. Funnily I don't appreciate skinship etc if it is just for the sake of hype or if the story has no substance.

Magic tv guy is still a mystery...but good point here ...

 

 

@alekaonu @Blizzardistkaputt Chief Kim did not need to shoot KHS. I don't trust that man at all.

 

@katakwasabi I think I'll be happy to see just a smile between the two or even a simple date...

OCN's ratings record!!

 

42 minutes ago, Dramanoona said:

Excellent question! What has HCH got to do with all these as it seems KHS began with a very personal grudge.

Do you think it's because KHS sees dad as a bad person - cheating on his wife, gang leader, scammer etc? And maybe he knows little TJ and feels bad. Some sort of twisted sense of justice. 

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I was unhappy no preview for ep13... 

 

As got 4 episodes left, there is a probability that Tae Joo may wake up from his coma.

As he didn't time travel, i'm not sure what to make about the events that he is going through while he is in coma. I am not sure it changes the future as he is in coma right?  

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@triplem

Seeing that list made me realised  that I have watched all except for Save Me (too dark!) and Children of a Lesser God. Way to go OCN!

 

Hmm.. it is possible that HCH was killed because of the similarity between his father (KHS) and HCH. But not to the extent where he (HCH) would abuse his family. TJ's dad really really loved him. So could it have been envy? Or was HCH just collateral damage - one more person who got in the way.

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17 minutes ago, Dramanoona said:

@triplem

Seeing that list made me realised  that I have watched all except for Save Me (too dark!) and Children of a Lesser God. Way to go OCN!

 

Hmm.. it is possible that HCH was killed because of the similarity between his father (KHS) and HCH. But not to the extent where he (HCH) would abuse his family. TJ's dad really really loved him. So could it have been envy? Or was HCH just collateral damage - one more person who got in the way.

 

I think he saw first hand the trauma little taejoo faced when on the tracks and the tunnel. Maybe thats why he killed dad. Or its like u mentioned, dad is just collateral damage.

 

Ost 3 with subs :D. Now i can fully understand the song. I was confused at 'opportunities in life' part before. Haha

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On 7/18/2018 at 8:52 PM, __jesse said:

So this is my crazy theory, in hope for a happy happy ending for HTJ and Miss Yoon in 2018.

 

Miss Yoon: We’re both alive. We’re not illusions.

 

Miss Yoon is quite an enigma for me because, just as you've brought up, she knows Dr Jang AND her role as "exposition" device here are (she plays Miss Information Super Highway a little too well) hints for something. My theory is too bizzare with some tints from BBC and US versions colouring it so I'll keep it to myself. But I too am hoping for a real happy ending, hopefully in line with your theory...

 

In light of the recent epiosdes 11 & 12... should I put my money on the manicure killer being the ET Guy?

 

It's Han Tae-Joon's achilles heels: Facts vs Truth....

 

Kim Hyun-Seok plots and manages to come this far in his revenge. He is too sane and intelligent to kill repeatedly on impulse. But the mentally unbalanced ET Guy, drugged and watching KHS being dolled up,  may have developed the fetish and urge to relive the moment he sees KHS on makeup. "He likes to watch..."   Officer Yoon says when she wonders why the victim is posed in certain way. The way the ET Guy watches KHS helpless and 'pretty' is just..... uncomfortable.

 

But if so... where does 2018 KMS fit in this...? "I remember that look on your face..." (2018 KMS)....  is he referring to young HTJ or the 1988 HTJ?

 

Anyway, I haven't been this satisfied watching Kdrama since Signal... even if I trip all over the place trying to connect the dots...

 

edited to add: sadly, I think HCH is killed because he sees KHS... a casualty for he is at wrong place and wrong time....   he figures out that the GYS killer is KHS and confronts him.


 

 

 


 

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@triplem @bedifferent Oh I got the answer to my question yesterday, so they were not on the right street, but just running around randomly !

 

4 hours ago, Dramanoona said:

Daebak episode!

I literally had goosepimples watching the ending scene of TJ and KHS on the bridge.

 

So we come full circle.

Now I am trying to figure out who is the other protagonist if Kim Hyun Seok is not the end-game.

What purpose is TJ there in 1988?

 

I swear that this has to be one of the best dramas I have watched this year.

 

To think we have 4 (?) more episodes to go!

 

Yes remember in 2018, there was another guy who shot TJ? Kim Min Seok had an accomplice whom we did not get to see

 

Btw any Nine Times Travel fans here? The ending scene at the bridge really reminded me of it! The male lead was also stabbed in almost the same spot, and fell into the river from a bridge, and time-trravelling too !! Ah, that was one of my favourite K-dramas.

 

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Kim Hyun Seok's obsession with the colour red is real - red manicure, red car, even dressed KMS in red.

 

Interesting article on the pre-Olympics clean-up: https://www.thequint.com/news/world/south-koreas-shameful-secret-mass-killings-and-abuse-cover-up 

 

Pretty sure TJ will wake up in 2018 next episode and nothing has changed.

 

Now that KHS is exposed, who is the cop accomplice who manipulated the evidence and shot HTJ in 2018? And what's his motive? Who is the cop from Seoul? And why is Chief Kim always trying to get in the way of the investigation? So many questions! 

 

5 hours ago, allegramente said:

 

edited to add: sadly, I think HCH is killed because he sees KHS... a casualty for he is at wrong place and wrong time....   he figures out that the GYS killer is KHS and confronts him.

 

KHS deliberately went to Insung Station to kill HCH because HCH was the only suspect. If he dies, the case will be closed.

 

Edited: KHS said, "Who said that it's over? I didn't even start yet." What if KHS intends to go after all the people involved in the "clean-up" operation, which perhaps involved the Insung Chief and other high ranking officers in Seoul? Maybe when the Seoul cop said, "The problem lies inside," he wasn't referring to KHS, but the Chief.

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I’m completely enjoying the crazy speculations on line ...everyone is trying to reconcile 1988 With 2018 :w00t:

 

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@Prettysup @__jesse This is the speculation online regarding the one who shot TJ in 2018. Does it look like KHS

 

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Tae Joo ya , don’t wake up yet.  Have a date with Na Young first . If this is just all your subconscious & repressed memories,     at least make this imaginary girl happy. She even has your photo ! And you even had such vivid imagination of accidentally bumping into her 

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Thank you very much for the updates @triplem. I like the speculations too and hope to see taejoo in 2018. But please go on a movie date with nayoung first, they missed their previous movie date:wub:

 

I will rewatch life on mars when it finish airing. So i can see what i've missed before. Ahaha. I want to buy the dvd set, but i'm not sure if subs are available~

 

 

 

 

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