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[Drama 2019] The Secret Life of my Secretary / I love you from the beginning, 초면에 사랑합니다

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The hug in the last episode was so sweet! I've replayed the whole scene theater onwards till the end multiple times already hahaha. BUT nothing beats a good KISS :relaxed: and our OTP is clearly capable of delivering that and more hahaha

Clearly I'm hyped and have high expectations for next week. 

Here's hoping to more kisses leaving everyone (cast, crew and us) breathless :wub:

 

 

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I love the show because of the couple, and didn't really pay much attention to the plot holes, but when some one points them out like this, its really funny. 
My personal favourite 

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This drama is the Thanos Snap for the all the actors involved XD.....I see half of them fading away after this XD


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I would like to know what rom-com with perfect writing that the above poster would recommend, because I cannot think of one in my years of drama watching. And if I may just point out, even his/her post already contains inconsistency. The blame is clearly put on the writer for poor writing yet the ones who will fade away are the actors? 

 

Rom-com is meant to be entertaining, and this drama has done exactly so for me, and I believe for many other people as well. It is not a serious drama that requires hard thinking and reasoning why people do what they did, although it is absolutely fine to discuss about it, for fun. 

 

The above poster is, for me, clearly not suited to watch light rom-coms, but maybe will enjoy dramas like Beautiful World or SKY Castle more. Even those dramas have people criticizing the writing, mind you. If a drama has kept me shaking my head enough, I would just leave it and move on to another drama (too many to choose from!) so I could never understand why people want to waste their precious time watching something they don’t like and write nasty things like the above. Wishing writer never get to write another drama? Well, I guess someone needs to point out to him/her that the writer is successful (meaning: made money) already when her script is actually being produced into a drama. Failing to see that yet call the character Dom and VP dumb? 

 

Writing is an art, not science. There is no perfect formula. A work of art will appeal to some and appal some away, because everyone’s interpretations are definitely different.

 

I personally would never claim this drama as perfect and a masterpiece that will go down in history or win awards. But I have enjoyed the ride and I think that’s what matters most. 

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Aww two episodes left and finished, By the way I wonder if the umbrealla will be brought up again to the next two episodes, and also Did Gal Hee found the earrings that Dom snickely put n Gal Hee's bathroom? Waaahh I hope Dom prepares flowers and ballooons that Gal hee wants kekkeke and a lot of kisses. Come to think of it, I think this the only romcom that has less kissing scenes :)

 

 

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The character VP seems to be a shallow person but if we observe carefully, she has also been one who offers nuggets of wisdom to other characters at critical time. 

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3 minutes ago, ktcjdrama said:

The character VP seems to be a shallow person but if we observe carefully, she has also been one who offers nuggets of wisdom to other characters at critical time. 

 

THIS!!! (And all of your previous post @ktcjdrama)

 

I have been offline with work and finally got around to watching both episodes subbed. 

 

VP is one of the best characters I’ve seen in any drama (Korean or otherwise). And if I could have her in my life as a mentor I’d be over the moon. She doesn’t sugar coat anything but also isn’t afraid to give credit (the scene discussing GH and NH’s natural acting ability had me in stitches). She is self aware, insecure, proud, goofy/aware of how ridiculous she is, and genuine. No one deserves her but if she is happy, I’m happy for her. Ahhahahahaha :wub:

 

As for plot holes... I think one of the biggest changes in drama viewers is that Americans (and other western audiences) are used to preproduced dramas. Everything carefully plotted out months/years in advance with large teams, pilot episodes, etc. That is not the style of production in kdramas. 

 

Kdramas with live shoots are being (re)written on the fly. Keeping track of every little thing is never going to be possible in those circumstances. Same with character development. (Side note: secretary did not lose IQ points. She has always been emotional rather than calculating in her decision making. She needed to make a deal that she thought would work out but didn’t count on the golden team of GH and Dom (plus faithful side kick DJ and fairy godmother VP)). 

 

Sure, TSLOMS isn’t going down as the best dramas in history. But then most dramas won’t. This is a sweet-angsty ride, a return to old school romcom(IMO) and has been an absolute blast. With the extra special bonus of some of the best discussions ever on a kdrama message board.

 

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some hopes for Monday/Tuesday:

 

-a few more cute kisses and other cute moments for our couple. The tie up of their conflict was pretty shallow and quick so I now want an overload of cute... give it to us! It is what the people want!!!

 

-DOUBLE WEDDING!!! (Pretty pretty please!!!)

 

-Take down of uncle in a publicly humiliating way at the board meeting

 

-Arrest of SecLee (really the only possible end to her arch imo)

 

-the sister getting cast in a drama...

 

-GH NOT Dom’s secretary—I’ve little hope but still. This is a real issue for me. (WWWSK failed in this and killed the drama for me)

 

 

Look forward to seeing you all next week! Xx

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, ktcjdrama said:

The character VP seems to be a shallow person but if we observe carefully, she has also been one who offers nuggets of wisdom to other characters at critical time. 

 

@ktcjdrama, you're SPOT ON about VP's character and Kim Jae Kyoung nails her role to perfection! :blush:

 

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Gonna miss him :cold_sweat::heart:

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Only a few actors (I know) have nailed the hot and cute combo...so a big shoutout to Kim Young Kwang for gracing our screens the past 7 weeks by bringing to life the character of 'Director Do Min Ik' :wub: can't wait for the last two episodes!

 

 

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11 hours ago, ktcjdrama said:

Writing is an art, not science

Totally agreed 

 

10 hours ago, tinymel said:

Kdramas with live shoots are being (re)written on the fly

Hahaha, interesting. I thought scripts were fixed n all, guess not?

 

10 hours ago, tinymel said:

This is a sweet-angsty ride, a return to old school romcom(IMO) and has been an absolute blast.

It is a blast definitely. Pure entertainment. Old school Romance? Not sure, I haven't see too many, but I guess their parallel story lines were less intense? I think the focus used to be emotions.. these days plots are more technical? Office politics, murder attempt, embezzlement, etc. They take up precious time that old dramas used to develop bonds between characters. Correct me if I assume wrong Haha, I have limited knowledge. 

 

10 hours ago, tinymel said:

She is self aware, insecure, proud, goofy/aware of how ridiculous she is, and genuine

VP is my fave too. She a confident, empathetic, self-aware badass. Goals. 

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Did Gal Hee found the earrings that Dom snickely put n Gal Hee's bathroom

I can't think of a sweet way for her to find out. Dom telling her about it is sensible, but would make him look petty hehe

 

10 hours ago, tinymel said:

so I now want an overload of cute... give it to us! It is what the people want!!!

We want it! We want it NOW! 

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12 hours ago, ktcjdrama said:

Writing is an art, not science. There is no perfect formula. A work of art will appeal to some and appal some away, because everyone’s interpretations are definitely different.

 

I personally would never claim this drama as perfect and a masterpiece that will go down in history or win awards. But I have enjoyed the ride and I think that’s what matters most. 

 

Well said.  Each drama appeals to some people more than others.  Certainly I am the Anti on this one (because, as we all know, the lying has completely ticked me off and I cannot excuse it) but this drama has still caught my attention sufficiently that I want to know what happens.  I'd say that means that it is a "good" drama because it makes me angry.  In other words, it reaches me.  That is what drama is supposed to do:  make people feel emotional about something.

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46 minutes ago, thistle said:

I'd say that means that it is a "good" drama because it makes me angry.

Indifference is probably the worst thing that can happen to a drama I suppose. 

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1 minute ago, kkddrraammaa said:

Indifference is probably the worst thing that can happen to a drama I suppose. 

 

Exactly.  It is the worst thing that can happen to any work of art.  And it is even worse if a real life relationship becomes indifferent.  If something isn't worth being either happy or angry or having some emotional at all about, it's doomed.

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The actor acting as GH's blind brother is brilliant in his role as it is very difficult to act as a blind person.:wub:

 

I'm a weirdo in dramaland as I'm someone who usually loves lowly rated dramas and seldom watches or joins in the hype of commenting on ultra popular ones! :glasses:

 

To me, entertainment comes 1st as I simply DONT care whether the writing is bad or poor!:blush:

 

 

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Does anyone know what song call? The one that played on the background on ep 6 and 9 when those 2 are alone. It has this piano and violin sound 

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1 hour ago, Kwanlitzia said:

Does anyone know what song call? The one that played on the background on ep 6 and 9 when those 2 are alone. It has this piano and violin sound 

Which scenes?

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@thistle I don’t think you are an anti... you don’t blindly illogically hate the drama but have very strong principals that make it impossible for you to get past the main conceit of the drama. And you and @kkddrraammaa are so right.  Indifference is the worst thing to happen to any drama. 

 

@gladys57 I am with you on this. Entertainment first! So how does this go on your scale of writing v entertainment? (Writing being a 0 and entertainment a 10; 5 they are perfectly balanced)

 

edit: where does it fall on anyone’s scale of writing-entertainment?  At the moment it is getting a strong 7 from me. 

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8 minutes ago, tinymel said:

thistle I don’t think you are an anti... you don’t blindly illogically hate the drama but have very strong principals that make it impossible for you to get past the main conceit of the drama. And you and @kkddrraammaa are so right.  Indifference is the worst thing to happen to any drama. 

 

 

Thanks for understanding.  Some posters seem to think that any post that is not 100% positive is against a drama.  I really am not against this one but, you're right, I can't get past the main conceit and that makes this not enjoyable for me.  But I do wish that the drama would do well because the actors are working so hard, and some of the roles are difficult (Dom, the blind brother).  And even I want everything to work out somehow in the end.

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5 hours ago, ktcjdrama said:

Which scenes?

Episode 9 34:37 the part when he ask if she wants him to stay over

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The drama is wonderful. I won't forget it ever. @ktcjdrama I think I will remember it as much as Heartstrings. The OTP are very good together. No need for awards or high ratings to love this couple. And the OST is memorable too

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