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[Drama 2018-2019] Empress Dignity / The Last Empress, 황후의 품격

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Hey everyone. It's been a while. I just saw the most recent episodes and laughed the whole way. It is getting more ridiculous (still entertaining) but everyone knows the writer has lost it - it's all over the place! I also read the news about CJH not able to be in the extension episodes; it is unfortunate all around and that if they ended originally instead, the story would have been tighter and stronger. How can you end a drama without BOTH lead protagonists? I didn't mind the slow burning romance between them because it was realistic but it's sad and very disappointing that there is no time for them to develop at all. Too much time devoted to villains and their never ending scheming. I'm a fan of JNR, CJH and SSR and they've all did a great job but now it's time to wrap-up before it gets any more disappointing. 

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After watching lots of dramas, i observe that the OST usually compliment the storyline of a drama and its characters.

 

So, lets take a look at the OSTs and the official MVs while waiting for the finale B)

 

OST 1: Jang Duk Chul - What Would It Have Been Like

 

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Why did I have to meet you now?
Would it have been better if it was a different day?
Days I didn’t have any hope
It hurt so much that I couldn’t sleep
But the tears that you taught me
Make me have hopes to smile again

What would it have been like?
If I had a lot to give you?
To the point where your warm heart wouldn’t get hurt
A happy person, if only that’s me

Why did I meet you here?
Would it have been better if it was a different place?
Days I was afraid, even of the wind
I’m drawing you out again, hurting out of longing
My heart hasn’t reached you, my young heart
I didn’t know before that it would become a scar

What would it have been like?
If I had a lot to give you?
To the point where your warm heart wouldn’t get hurt
A happy person, if only that’s me

It’s getting clearer with time
You’ve filled up my faded heart
Even if I can’t protect you
I’ll definitely be with you
Just like now

What would it have been like?
If I recognized you a bit earlier?
As much as your heart hadn’t wandered
If only I could’ve waited for you one step ahead


Other OSTs to follow~ hoho

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Wait 3 or 4 days for the last episodes TLE and hope the all casts can join the reward vacation on March 3 ...

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OST 2: Gaho - I Hope its Not The End / Not Over

 

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There was never such a thing as fate since the beginning
In the time given to us
From some point, my life has broken down
And from some point, everything I had
Was taken away from me
Saying that it was what’s best for me

Will you tell me that it’s not too late?
How can I stand up again?
So that I can protect myself?
Will you give me an answer on where I should go?
Or how can I turn back my broken time?

I always thought everything was supposed to be like this
That nothing could be changed
Who was the one who blocked me?
Who was the one who knew but hid the truth?
Is the me of the present the me that I wanted to be?

Will you tell me that it’s not too late?
How can I stand up again?
So that I can protect myself?
Will you give me an answer on where I should go?
Or how can I turn back my broken time?
Has it all ended?

Will you tell me that it’s not too late?
Where do I hae to start?
Can I overcome myself?
Will you give me an answer on where I should go?
I want to go back to the beginning
When I wasn’t the person I am now
If this isn’t over yet

 

Other OSTs to follow~ hoho

 

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Ost 3: Kei - Express My Heart

 

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The world is still so quiet
As if nothing happened at all
I’m still under the warm covers, dreaming
Let me be a little more lazy

The sunlight fills the room, I feel refreshed
As if it’s singing a good song for me
I’m so relieved that I met you
With these small lips, I’m remember you today

Like a lie, my time goes by too quickly
Ever since I first met you
If I had to express my world with my heart
You and I, I can draw us out
Becoming one

The word love isn’t enough
We look so beautiful in your eyes
At the end of a long day, we can lean on each other
I love you today

Like a lie, my time goes by too quickly
Ever since I first met you
If I had to express my world with my heart
You and I, I can draw us out
Becoming one

I want to color the white world with you
Let’s go together
I’m closing my eyes
Slowly trying to tell you my heart
Forever stay with me

The last quarter moon rises tonight
It’s so beautiful
I want to hold your hand and follow the moon
If I had to express my world with my heart
You and I, I can draw us out
Becoming one

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OST 4: Park Ji Min - Low Voice

 

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A tremble that’s hidden by a secret
Passes through my ears
A silence that sinks in the darkness
A sadness that’s fallen in deep confusion
On a strange path that can’t go back
Take me away, yes I know
Change the hidden truth
It’s going to spill out
The sadness that came will disappear
I want to loudly shout with a low voice
I can’t get you out of my head
Hotly rising up
When it blossoms
I won’t know if it’s light or dark
I can’t get you out of my mind
Living like you’re being chased
You’re in silence
There’s no care in the world, it’s an unclear light
So cold
The hidden lies about you
Follows several shadows
It goes back, oh why
Tell me why
was a fool
The old scars that go deep
Might make you stronger
and make it right
this time this time
Change the hidden truth
It’s going to spill out
The sadness that came will disappear
I want to loudly shout with a low voice
I can’t get you out of my head
Hotly rising up
When it blossoms
I won’t know if it’s light or dark
I can’t get you out of my mind
Living like you’re being chased
You’re in silence
There’s no care in the world, it’s an unclear light
The impatient eyes
Have changed this fate
Spring days will come again
I can’t get you out of my head
Hotly rising up
When it blossoms
I won’t know if it’s light or dark
I can’t get you out of my mind
Living like you’re being chased
You’re in silence
There’s no care in the world, it’s an unclear light

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OST 5: Seo Ji Ahn - Just One Day

 

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My heart is shaking
No matter how much I pretend it’s not

When I close my eyes, I think of you
And it makes it harder

When you turned around, why did you look so sad?
I’m right next to you

Look at me, just for one day
I’ll embrace your aching heart
My heart is filled with you
My feelings keep growing, what do I do?

Don’t be in pain, turn around for a moment
I’m right here

Look at me, just for one day
I’ll embrace your aching heart
My heart is filled with you
My feelings keep growing, what do I do?

Slowly come to me
If only I could feel your breath for a moment

Even if only pain remains, the memories are so precious
Words I could never tell you: I love you

Come into my arms, just for one day
I don’t care if I’m just a passing person to you
My love is strong for you
I’ll be a ray of light to make you smile
Just for one day

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@daisybeen.. I will join you in knocking the heads of production team plus the writer. I will bring a bigger mallet.:rolleyes: And thank you @katakwasabi for posting all the OSTs.

i think Writer nim lost her GPS while writing. She was too excited about her villians and forgot about the synopsis of the story. Even the OSTs aptly tells the story of WS and Sunny esp OST 3 and 5..  but now a bit too late to make U -turn

sigh.. yes.. i am still very sore and angry of this mess.

@Super Gal99 I am hoping that the end is really Sunny and WS wheeling their luggages out. No new footages of CJH but the writer uses this scene. LH’s dream became a reality. That would satisfy me greatly and will also fulfill what WS told LH at the cliff.. you will lose eveyone that you come to love!

 

just love all the child actors in this drama..plus  I miss NWS aka uri hottie, aka my Bin. :tears:

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OST 6: Ki Ryun - Open Ending

 

(At time of writing, this ost does not have an official MV)

 

When I think of you, I laugh
When I look at you again, tears come
Times so precious that it hurts
After it passed, I’m here, in this place
We’re looking at the same place

It’s too early to tell you I love you
It’s too early for us to grow apart from here
Where will the hidden tomorrow take me?
I don’t know but I promise you
I won’t ever lose you

Days frozen in a deep maze
Every time, I think
Of how you would be standing at the end of this road

It’s too early to tell you I love you
It’s too early for us to grow apart from here
Where will the hidden tomorrow take me?
I don’t know but I promise you

I’ll always protect
Though this isn’t the fairy tale ending
No matter what ending it is, if I’m with you

It’s too early to tell you I love you
It’s too early for us to grow apart from here
The hidden tomorrow makes me nervous sometimes
But I believe in my heart that has written a happy ending

 

Spoiler

Some variations in translation

 

This line:

It’s too early to tell you I love you

It’s too early for us to grow apart from here

 

Has also been translated to this:

We are not yet to say love

But we're not gonna get away from here

 

Dunno which one is the right translation. I'm just sharing what i found hehehe :sweatingbullets:

 

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To those who believe that there are supposed to be  no Sunny and Wang Shik romance since the beginning 

 

Some in this thread and many in SNS are trying to say how Sunny and Wang Shik were not supposed to be couple, just partner with same goal...I just remembered today that Jang Nara and Choi Jin Hyuk together presented the couple awards in 2018. Here's what they had to say on their love line..

 

Choi Jin Hyuk

 

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Jang Na Ra

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So they were presenting couple awards..CJH clearly told he wanted to have the couple award with Hwangu Mama and JNR clearly said though at this moment they're more focused in revenge than love but by next year they're supposed to fall in love. So she asked for support and interest from the viewers.

 

If anyone is interested to see the video i'm leaving the link bellow. It starts from 1:26:30.

 

So you see The Last Empress not only promised us Sunny - Wang Shik romance to the viewers but also to it's actors. Surely Choi Jin Hyuk and Jang Nara knew what they were talking about. So if the production don't want to go through the promise we'll know they had changed the story line at the last moment and obviously deceived us.

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At the first I read about the synopsis also told us how Sunny find a true love. But, I can feel that she is in a condition that make her in love. Nothing happen between her and Woo Bin, although we saw some sweet moment and jealousy, but... no development. Just protective toward each other till the end :bawling:

 

And GED death case and last wish make turn over... is a bit unfair to Sunny. It also means that she must be keep as Emperor wife. GED so in love with her grandson, how can although she know if his grandson tried to kill her grand daughter in law, and still make them together. Maybe marriage in imperial family is more about love. How can this about Sunny find true love. 

 

I know if Sunny must keep her position to take down imperial family, but did't GED know if it also make Sunny in a big danger all the time? 

Although maybe GED trust Sunny can solve everything, but... how if Sunny fail to manage the situation? Sunny maybe also will die, and GED suicide is futile, and ED , LH unbeatable because they're easily framing other person. 

 

I think Sunny must go, although it was GED last wish, just like how Woo Bin go from Lee Hyuk life forever. Sunny also must go! It's fair.. after imperial down, Sunny back to her previous life. Maybe she'll think about ARi, she really cares about her... she'll go with A Ri. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, flutterby06 said:

To those who believe that there are supposed to be  no Sunny and Wang Shik romance since the beginning 

 

Some in this thread and many in SNS are trying to say how Sunny and Wang Shik were not supposed to be couple, just partner with same goal...I just remembered today that Jang Nara and Choi Jin Hyuk together presented the couple awards in 2018. Here's what they had to say on their love line..

 

Choi Jin Hyuk

 

Jang Na Ra

 

So they were presenting couple awards..CJH clearly told he wanted to have the couple award with Hwangu Mama and JNR clearly said though at this moment they're more focused in revenge than love but by next year they're supposed to fall in love. So she asked for support and interest from the viewers.

 

If anyone is interested to see the video i'm leaving the link bellow. It starts from 1:26:30.

 

So you see The Last Empress not only promised us Sunny - Wang Shik romance to the viewers but also to it's actors. Surely Choi Jin Hyuk and Jang Nara knew what they were talking about. So if the production don't want to go through the promise we'll know they had changed the story line at the last moment and obviously deceived us.

You've said it all! There was supposed to be romance (and well developed at that!) between them. 

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I dunno...i think any loveline between Sunny-Bin got butchered when they made her marry Hyuk. But she won't be an empress if not through marriage. Unless granny didn't die so early, and she kicked Hyuk and ED out, disown everyone in the royal family, adopt Sunny and bestowed the thrown to her :P

 

There's this not so hidden thing in kdramaland that husband and wife will remain husband and wife in a drama despite it all. I can only recall two successful divorce between the main lead in kdramaland and I think I watch quite a lot of dramas. Other than that, they work their crap out and run together towards the sunset. Maybe because divorce is taboo to some?

 

I hope Sunny is happy at the end. Possibly far far far away from Korea and this messy monarch that I am sure she will burn down to the ground. Fighting Sunny! Though i do find Granny's suicide anticlimatic and somewhat dampened the revengy mood in TLE. Hua3

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Okay I just read an article which said there would be a substitute actor for NWS.   Though I’m not sure  how accurate the news is, it makes sense.   We talked how central NWS’s part was in the plot line.  It seems the TLE team knows that they can’t just push off NWS.
If it’s true, then NWS will not die and there will be a happy ending for Sunny and NWS??
PS I didn’t translate it.  But if the news is true I’m sure there will be a translation.

http://isplus.live.joins.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=23381410&cloc=

 

 

On 2/17/2019 at 5:18 PM, daisybeen said:

I feel sorry for SN/WS. They're just characters in a drama, but the writer have made them so pitiful. Huhu.

 

I love this what you wrote about them: Sunny and WS are the central figures because their battle isn’t just about personal revenge.  Their low-keyed heartwarming relationship shows why they should triumph at the end against a group of noise, greedy, self-centered psychos. These two, Sunny and WS, are barely making a living. They can only offer a small gesture through a handful of food, an inexpensive red scarf, or a common little bandage.  But they know what is important and what is really needed in a relationship: trust and care.  JNR and CJH knew about their characters: Sunny is an empress and married.  They developed their slow burning chemistry which needed a lot more screen time than what they were given in order for the viewers to feel and appreciate the intensity and restraint underneath the slow burning.

 

This is an apt description of their relationship. I want to knock all the production team on their heads.

 

Thank you chingu  However I would like to say if it weren’t for other members’ insight here, I wouldn’t be able to arrive at such a point about TLE.    Watching kdrama  with soopmi can be a fun and interesting experience with right members. 

((THANK YOU EMPRESS GIRLS!!  :blush::blush: ))

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, booha said:

Okay I just read an article which said there would be a substitute actor for NWS.   Though I’m not sure  how accurate the news is, it makes sense.   We talked how central NWS’s part was in the plot line.  It seems the TLE team knows that they can’t just push off NWS.
If it’s true, then NWS will not die and there will be a happy ending for Sunny and NWS??
PS I didn’t translate it.  But if the news is true I’m sure there will be a translation.

http://isplus.live.joins.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=23381410&cloc=

 

 

I tried translating the article via google translate. But the trans were messy. I'm sure a nice translation will be out if the news of a substitute actor for NWS is true~

 

But i did i learn that Sunny-Hyuk has a nickname! They are called 오이커플 aka 'cucumber couple'.

 

Honestly, I am surprised they even have a nickname. Cucumber is a play on their names Oh Sunny 오써니 and Lee Hyuk 이혁.

 

Still..i find 'cucumber' is a funny nickname for anything. Hahaha

 

 

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