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[Drama 2019] Angel's Last Mission: Love 단, 하나의 사랑

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3 hours ago, Ni Wen said:

I guess your reply is meant for @thistle hehe.

 

thistle doesn't mind sharing ;)

 

It's true that I haven't fallen in love with this show as others have.  But I'm enjoying it, and that's a very good thing.  :)

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I have just finished watching the first episode (1-2) and I really enjoyed it. First, I like that the ballet "swan lake" has even been embedded/incorporated in the drama: The story of the ballet is actually happening for real, yet the characters have no idea about it. The sweet and innocent Odette YS became the black swan after her tragic "accident", while Nina who was first Odile, the black swan, became the Odette. However, at the ceremony, YS is still called "Odette". I guess, the artistic director could be perceived as the prince: here seduction, deception will play a huge part.

 

In my opinion, YS was targeted and the result of her blindness was not an accident. To me, the conversation between Ru Na and Ni Na in the car gives us a clue that Ru Na could have been involved in the incident. First Ru Na told her sister NN that tragedy is just something random, people can not control fate: "Something tragic just happened to it. That's what tragedy is like for everyone". Furthermore with her words, she is also diminishing the terrible impact of the accident. While NN said that she had killed the cat, the sister denied it by saying that it was not intentional. But fact is that NN did kill the cat and since she was the one driving, she is partially to blame for that. The fact that RN is telling her that she is not responsible for the cat's death underlines her manipulative side. She is actually deforming reality in order to make it look harmless. Then RN mentions "tragedy" and I kept thinking about YS's fate. For her, it was a tragedy... but in reality, it was not a tragedy as someone had planned to hurt her. The sister could have been the one who decided to ruin YS's health in order to give NN the opportunity to shine. After the first episode, NN oozes "innocence" and "lack of confidence". However, I am expecting that NN will change and might turn into a black swan again, especially if she witnesses YS's return. 

 

It would be interesting to see that the aunt and cousins are both involved in YS's tragedies, but they are unaware of it, like the aunt planned the accident of YS's parents, while the daughter RN decided to help her sister who was suffering from being YS's shadow.   

 

@thistle Great that you are there!  

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It's good to see you here @bebebisous33

Your analysis are as always on point and stimulating but i doubt this drama has enough "meat" to keep up the pace with your deduction skills. You have already resolved the mystery which is supposed to sustain us all season! :lol: 

 

I shouldn't be here: SO MANY spoilers!:scream:

And i wanted to write first a review for episodes 1-2. :cry:

But now i fell in hell (or is it paradise?) with those stunning gifs of our white angel protecting our wicked dark ballerina with his wings!:heart:

Damn those eyes contacts! The chemistry :love:   It's suddenly very hot in this thread! :naughty:

And in the previewr for next week: he's already trying to kiss her! Well that escalated quickly! :scream:

 

 

Taking the exit issue until i decide if i need a cold shower after all this passion or if i should rather come back with my beating gif (why so impatient, pretty angel?)....

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This is the english song which plays during the funny scenes:

Also, YS's gorgeous dress:

 

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1 hour ago, titania1000 said:

It's good to see you here @bebebisous33

Your analysis are as always on point and stimulating but i doubt this drama has enough "meat" to keep up the pace with your deduction skills. You have already resolved the mystery which is supposed to sustain us all season! :lol: 

 

I shouldn't be here: SO MANY spoilers!:scream:

And i wanted to write first a review for episodes 1-2. :cry:

But now i fell in hell (or is it paradise?) with those stunning gifs of our white angel protecting our wicked dark ballerina with his wings!:heart:

Damn those eyes contacts! The chemistry :love:   It's suddenly very hot in this thread! :naughty:

And in the previewr for next week: he's already trying to kiss her! Well that escalated quickly! :scream:

 

 

Taking the exit issue until i decide if i need a cold shower after all this passion or if i should rather come back with my beating gif (why so impatient, pretty angel?)....

Your comment made me laugh:lol:. To me, the mystery is not really solved because we don't know who ordered the hit on YS (the car accident). I just wrote a theory based on clues but nothing has been confirmed. Besides, it would be interesting to see if the aunt's husband is more involved. Sure, we can assume that YS's tragedies were created by humans...

 

Furthermore this drama has caught my attention because the script and cinematography are rich. The writer and director use metaphors and the ballet making it possible to analyze deeper. Notice the contrast in the following scene:

- YS dances in front of a huge window in the sun with no one looking at her (except the angel but she is not aware of his presence), while NN is dancing in front of the audience in a dark room. NN shines under an artificial light, so her fame seems to be artificial. This contrast (sun-artificial light; public - no one; in a bright and open area - the stage, closed room) underlines the difference between the two personalities:

- YS never danced in order to be famous, she loved dancing... she was naturally talented

- NN seems to dance in order to feel confident, she is definitely seeking fame, she had to work really hard in order to remain close to YS. I even think that NN without her family wouldn't have been able to become the "shadow" of YS and later the new star.  

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1 hour ago, titania1000 said:

And in the previewr for next week: he's already trying to kiss her! Well that escalated quickly! 

I think he's drunk and he will probably fall asleep onto her instead.:lol: Don't think he's trying to kiss her yet. Those misleading angles and previews :D 

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9 minutes ago, Ni Wen said:

I think he's drunk and he will probably fall asleep onto her instead.:lol: Don't think he's trying to kiss her yet. Those misleading angles and previews :D 

 

 

Wait. I though it was Lee Yeon-Seo who was trying to kiss him?!  Didn’t she push him towards her?! :lol:

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13 minutes ago, jakey09 said:

 

 

Wait. I though it was Lee Yeon-Seo who was trying to kiss him?!  Didn’t she push him towards her?! :lol:

Seriously. Just don't slap him lol :joy:

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1 hour ago, jakey09 said:

Wait. I though it was Lee Yeon-Seo who was trying to kiss him?!  Didn’t she push him towards her?! :lol:

 

I guess that the whole "if an angel touches a human then he immediately becomes dust and ashes" threat is now off.  That's convenient; kisses would be deadly otherwise.  :D

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3 minutes ago, thistle said:

 

I guess that the whole "if an angel touches a human then he immediately becomes dust and ashes" threat is now off.  That's convenient; kisses would be deadly otherwise.  :D

 

I’m sure it always was, seeing you can’t avoid that kiss! :lol:

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Okay I am officially hooked!

 

THE CHEMISTRY :heart: I LOVE HOW FEISTY HE IS :lol: and she's aways so taken aback that someone dare talk back to her! And now we know there's a past childhood trope in the mix! Cliche but well...what dramas aren't?

 

The OSTs and BGMs are amazing!! Can't wait for them to come out. 

 

SHS's acting :bawling: I mean I knew she was an up and coming actress but DANG. The first half of the episode had me bawling from when she smiled for her driver one last time just like he wanted, then again when she went back home and watched the old videos with him in it :tears: I really liked him...but I guess that's the push she needed.

 

I knew there will be heartbreak coming up the moment his 'mentor' told him he had 100 days to help her...what happens after though?? I guess I'll have to keep watching :w00t:

 

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Just saw the first 2 episodes and I am it so far. Especially the chemistry/banter between the leads. 

 

The way angels are represented in this drama reminds me very much of the movie "City of Angels (1998)", but I really hope this drama has a happy ending instead of how the movie ended.  :)

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20 minutes ago, selen4ever said:

The way angels are represented in this drama reminds me very much of the movie "City of Angels (1998)"

 

I was thinking about that, too--it was a beautiful sad love.  Really hope this drama doesn't take the same road.

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Instant love! Everything about this show just clicks... leads/story/ost  It’s been a while since a drama has got me like this. The last kdrama was Secretary Kim and a cdrama About Is Love & they didn’t fail. Anyway, just wanted to share my enthusiasm for the show. Can’t wait for next week!

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2 hours ago, selen4ever said:

Just saw the first 2 episodes and I am it so far. Especially the chemistry/banter between the leads. 

 

The way angels are represented in this drama reminds me very much of the movie "City of Angels (1998)", but I really hope this drama has a happy ending instead of how the movie ended.  :)

@selen4ever I agree completely.  Their banter is really good.  I hope something that they maintain in the series is Kim Dan actually speaking his thoughts allowed, forgetting that now as a human, people can actually hear him.  This would be a great way to create so many arguments between our leads, other people and fights in places like bars.

 

I also agree that this has a similar vibe as City of Angels.  I hope though that it does not have a similar ending as that movie.  I hated how that movie ended.

 

The more I see of Kim Dan's character, the more hilarious he gets.  As others have already pointed out SHS is an amazing actress with a phenomenal range of emotions that she can portray.  they are already demonstrating great chemistry.

 

Inevitably KD and LYS were fated from an early age to be out OTP.  It seems like this is almost a legal requirement for KDramas.  Of the past 7 series I have watched recently, I think 5 of them have been fated couples.  However, I am curious to see who's memory is sparked during that particular scene.  Looking forward to next week's episodes.

 

DId anybody else get a slight 2nd OTP vibe between Ni Na and Kang Woo when he was rubbing her foot?  The way she was looking at him near the end of that scene just sparked a feeling in me.

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So Kim Dan died early in his life and his first love is YeonSeo. As an angel, all his memories when he was alive got erased.

When he became human (almost) his feelings for YeonSeo are coming back.

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12 hours ago, briseis said:

I keep replaying the last scene where Dan shields YS with his wings because it's so perfect.

Yes, Dan's just doing his job, following his guardian-Angelic nature, but how we need this assurance that someone's looking out for us, especially when we feel all alone in the world. :innocent: Beautiful gifs @briseis how do you make them sparkle so?

12 hours ago, immorethant said:

:joy::joy:  Love his acting , so cute and funny.

 

Everyone should have a guardian angel like this at home.

 

반짝반짝 (pan-jak pan-jak)

 

Shining brightly

@immorethant I like to say, "sparkle sparkle" - I actually cried at that moment, when Dan said at the interview - that he can help Yeon-Seo sparkle again. I was disappointed when Dan was frustrated watching her try and smile for her loving deceased guardian Jo Seung-Hwan (played by wonderful actor Jang Hyun-Sung) at the funeral, but whether becoz Dan knew all along from when he heard in her bedroom when secretary JSH told Yeon-Seo how he wishes he could see her happy again like how she used to be, and see her sparkle just once more, it just hit me when Dan remembered somehow at the interview, and I cried watching that subtle surprised look of hope and delight on Yeon-Seo's face at the mysterious young man's simple but beautiful healing words. Dan may be clueless about many things, but he instinctively seems to know what makes her (and humans) tick - what prima ballerina wouldn't want to sparkle again? She has seen her first death (end of ballet for a ballerina), then the second death at suicide attempt into the water, another near death that Dan saved her from, and now the chandelier could have been the end of her, but the predictable grand entrance of Dan, the new Guardian to save her, ... well. Of course I cried again. :innocent: I can't get enough of Dan. It's like I am become Yeon-Seo inside watching this drama.

11 hours ago, titania1000 said:

It's good to see you here @bebebisous33

Your analysis are as always on point and stimulating but i doubt this drama has enough "meat" to keep up the pace with your deduction skills. You have already resolved the mystery which is supposed to sustain us all season! :lol:  

Great to have IMMORTALS on any thread, of course! Feels like it's been a long while since I've been on a thread with @titania1000 and immortals.:w00t::w00t: But great insights for sure from @bebebisous33 already!

10 hours ago, bebebisous33 said:

Your comment made me laugh:lol:. To me, the mystery is not really solved because

(sorry I cut you short to make a point)...

10 hours ago, bebebisous33 said:

Furthermore this drama has caught my attention because the script and cinematography are rich. The writer and director use metaphors and the ballet making it possible to analyze deeper.

Yes, I think mystery dramas are great, but it's hard to do it well for someone as picky as me. So I prefer dramas like this one, where the mystery is not in the plot prediction details, but in the ways that the characters might behave in the challenging situations the story presents. The moral dilemmas and the philosophical implications - of which Dan will give us plenty to talk about, I think.:innocent:

And I do have a slightly different take on Ni-Na than what others may have concluded. I think she is not evil like her mother or her sister, and I hope she doesn't go to the dark side. She's clearly smitten by her new artistic director JGW's foot massage - can't fault the poor girl for that, can we? Her mother (CYJ) was lamenting just how such a nice (but weak) Ni-Na came from her womb at the hospital after visiting with Yeon-Seo, and her husband (KKC) did say she's just like her father (incompetent at business but has genuine sympathy for Yeon-Seo without a family, and at least not a murderer like his wife?) Also I think that JGW being the great artistic director and coach, will elevate everyone  to a new artistic level, not just Yeon-Seo from her pity-party; and who knows? Ni-Na might just become the thing that even her family didn't predict - at least I think Dan would want that for her, too.:sweatingbullets:

 

3hA3CIT.gif&key=373ab7c6371b4acdde8210b9  :wub:Sparkle Sparkle:wub:

 

And welcome again to the thread, @tamachon @mylovekge @blademan @Dramanoona (the original crazy long gifs lady) @thistle @Wendy123 and noob @lafiguzaf with beautiful screen grabs, @larrysouth @chdom @uglypearl @selen4everand the you immortals, @0ly40 (didn't know your an L fan), @bebebisous33 and @briseis, and all you lurkers and likers! So happy to share this thread with you Angelic creatures. :w00t::innocent::wub:

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One thing I'm a little concerned about is the huge gaps in this drama:  those vast canyons between the very silly comedic and the very threateningly dramatic.  There needs to be more meshing between the two somehow because, as much as I enjoyed the first episodes, I still thought it was a bit of a bumpy ride because it was uneven.

 

Good catch, @larrysouth I noticed the major chemistry going on, too.  But I'm also kinda getting a bad guy vibe from KW, and I don't exactly trust him.  But, to be fair, there's a whole bunch of untrustworthy and potentially dangerous people (like that horrible aunt!) in the background.

 

I'm gonna be interested to see how all this plays out.  We have great actors to watch so I'm hoping it will be fun.

 

And I really hope that in the next episode YS remembers that she saw KD's angel wings.  

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Posted (edited)

Episode 3 (or 5-6) preview for next week! :scream::love::innocent:

 

EDIT.

The lettering on the book Dan is writing on at the beginning says:

 

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REPORT PAPER - Recipient of Duty  - Lee Yeon-Seo's rib discover (find)

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보고서 -            임무대상자?   이연서의 갈빗대를 발견

 

Clearly an allusion to Genesis Biblical reference to a love match for Yeon-Seo (instead of making an Eve from Adam's rib, Dan is considering her match to be made from her rib - meaning, one that's the perfect match for her, made from her side, not from other sources), I think. :phew:B):tounge_wink:

 

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