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[Drama 2019] My Country, 나의 나라

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I figured we'd get news about Episodes 13 and 14 once the weekend ended. With most companies, if there is a problem leading into the weekend it isn't getting fixed until Monday. 

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@luvtokki Yeah I was wondering the same regarding Hwi and Heejae, Munbok and Hwawol have progressed faster in their short lived relationship, I wonder why is it not possible for Hwi and Heejae who have a deeper love since they were both young and naive. 

 

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15 hours ago, liltash85 said:

Crash Landing On You is a tvN drama and My COuntry is a jtbc drama. These two drama is not even in the same time slot for Netflix to hold it. I read there is a problem with liscensing. Idky Netflix only buy the liscence for 12 episodes instead of 16. Did Netflix thought this drama is like American drama that usually only have 12-13 episodes per season??? 

 

I don't think they hold this drama coz it is less popular. In fact this drama always trending on weekends. 

 

Oh I was thinking on Netflix's perspective, so even though one is TVN and the other is JTBC - If they are lacking new Korean dramas they'll try to do their best in having the schedules in line if that makes sense? 

 

lol the air dates have finally appeared, but the  release days are different than usual. I guess it makes it more balanced for Netflix to have this show aired on the weekday and the other two airing Korean shows over the weekend? Still a sad move on Netflix's part. Enjoy the drama guys!

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I just realized the director for My Country also directed one of my favorite Korean dramas on JTBC called "The Package" with Jung Yong Hwa (Lead singer for FNC's band CNBlue and Seolhyun's label mate at FNC) and the adorable Lee Yeon-Hee.

 

This travel drama was beautifully written and lushly filmed in France, especially at Mont St. Michel.  The cinematography was beautiful, as was the story as you travel along with a group of Korean tourists on a junket to France, lead by Korean tour director Lee Yeon-Hee.  Each tourist has a back story, and the trip brings out each tourist's troubles in a caring and dramatic way.

 

Of course, there is a love story between Jung Yong-Hwa and Lee Yeon-Hee, but it is not a normal relationship.  With both Jung Yong Hwa's and Lee Yeon Hee's past stories conflicting their relationship.  It is a sensibly written and adult relationship, and both Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Yeon Hee's acting in it is thoughtful and intelligently done.

 

And as we have experienced in My Country, the artful and dramatic direction by Kim Jin-Won is evident in every scene of "the Package".  Plus, there are really good OSTs.

 

I recommend watching "The Package".  You'll feel you've been on a trip to France with this group of tourists, wrapped up in their stories and be caught up in the love story between Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Yeon Hee.  It's only 12 episodes, you could probably watch it while waiting for Netflix to get English subs out for episodes 13 - 16!  :D       

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Hwi and Hee Jae are people who lost a lot in their life. Hwi lost his father since childhood which forced him to grow up quicker, then lost his sister. Hee Jae lost her mother and people she cared about in Ihwaru - her beloved master also passed away. Both experienced pain and also the outcome of revenge.

 

They are not carefree like Hwa-wol and Hwi's doctor friend. Not that Hwa-wol and her husband did not experience loss or hardship but it's about how one chooses to live his or her life. They have responsibility on their shoulder so they can never be truly at peace until things are resolved. It's such a pity.

 

One cliche plot I desperately do not want to see but is likely to happen here is that they only have one night together before the final battle or confrontation where the two friends die from protecting each other, leaving Hee Jae with a child and only memories of Hwi to live on.

 

For now, I am happy that Hwi finally realizes that he can lose Hee Jae and he is afraid of that. He doesn't want to see her in danger and gets hurt anymore. 

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Episode 13 is out for me (Netflix Australia) now, but it only has Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese subtitles.

 

Netflix is just intentionally trolling me at this point.

 

:skull: 

 

Edit: Hurray, Netflix screwed up forgot to put English subs. Took it down and put it back up again and now it has English subs.

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BTS for Ep13-14

 

Oh yeah, anyone a fan of Park Bo Gum or Park Bo Young? How funny is it that Mun Bok wants to name his child Bo Gum if it's a boy, and the Black Snake hyung suggested if it's a girl then it can be named Bo Young. Mun Bok's surname is Park :D

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4 hours ago, mademoisellesia said:

 

Oh yeah, anyone a fan of Park Bo Gum or Park Bo Young? How funny is it that Mun Bok wants to name his child Bo Gum if it's a boy, and the Black Snake hyung suggested if it's a girl then it can be named Bo Young. Mun Bok's surname is Park :D

 

Yeah I noticed that too hahaha 

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7 hours ago, byof said:

Episode 13 is out for me (Netflix Australia) now, but it only has Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese subtitles.

 

Netflix is just intentionally trolling me at this point.

 

:skull: 

 

Edit: Hurray, Netflix screwed up forgot to put English subs. Took it down and put it back up again and now it has English subs.

 

13 is now available in the U.S. There are English subs.

 

I really hope this is a one-time blip!

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Watching Episode 13. Since the army medic now proper doctor and Hwawol are happy, one of them is going to die right? Ugh. :bawling: 

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It would be funny if Netflix intentionally screwed up airing ep 13 and 14 just to gauge viewers reactions, or lack of. :P

 

Again, another drama where the world is screwed up by the so-called elder generation.  If one is an elder, one should know better.  Hmmm, "older and wiser" doesn't always apply.  Guess  "the good die young" does apply because only the bad remain alive to screw up the world. :lol:

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7 hours ago, lollyminx said:

Watching Episode 13. Since the army medic now proper doctor and Hwawol are happy, one of them is going to die right? Ugh. :bawling: 

 

Actually I was expecting one of the 3 friends of Hwi to die, maybe the army doctor or Officer Park?

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22 hours ago, Prettysup said:

BTS pics by WDH

 

 

Haha, that's hilarious.

 

How much time did they both spend lying, bleeding, nearly dying, (but not dead!) on the ground in this show? :D

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5 hours ago, Prettysup said:

Actually I was expecting one of the 3 friends of Hwi to die, maybe the army doctor or Officer Park?

Maybe Chido. :bawling:

I can't wait for Episode 14. 

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7 hours ago, lollyminx said:

Maybe Chido. :bawling:

I can't wait for Episode 14. 

NO.... Don't kill Chi Do. I want Hwi to have a 'hyung' figure in his life. SOmeone who always looks after him.

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1 hour ago, liltash85 said:

NO.... Don't kill Chi Do. I want Hwi to have a 'hyung' figure in his life. SOmeone who always looks after him.

Same. I don't want any of them to die to be honest but someone will for sure. I have a feeling Chido will die saving the young man who follows him around and wants to be a swordsman (if he's still alive that is, is he?). 

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Watched 13 & 14 with English translation on Netflix - thank you so much NF for getting your act together!

 

Another couple of episodes with lots of intrigue and slashing and stabbing.

 

It was good to see Whi save Heejae.  But why do I feel their relationship is a little empty.  He is still all wrapped up with Bangwon and trying to save everybody, and she is more concerned with Ihrawu than Whi.  They are both carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, but seem unable to share that weight with each other yet.  How I wish they were in a relationship like MoonBok and Hwahol!  They seem to have found happiness amongst all the turmoil.

 

So it looks like there will be another epic battle with much slashing and stabbing and flying blood splatter.  To tell you the truth, even though they are filmed well, I'm getting a little tired of all the sword play.  You know that any battle Whi or Seonho get in they will survive.  No matter how many enemies they must face, 20, 30, 40 or 50 of them - they will win, get a few more scars and still survive.

 

And now Seonho has stabbed Whi in that 'special spot' that heals instantly again!  Ho-hum....

 

I really do hope we get to see the "country of the abandoned" that Bangwon promises to Whi.  I really want to see Whi and Heejae happy together, along with Chi-do and Jungbum, MoonBok and Hwahol and also Seonho and Whi reach an impasse where they can forge their friendship again.  Is it too much to find some happiness for those people in this drama?  

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