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[Drama 2019] My Prettiest Daughter In The World/ Mother of Mine, 세상에서 제일 예쁜 내 딸

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I am not watching this week's episodes. But nobody is even commenting on Sunday's episode. Lol.

 

It used to be that Koreans can't legally marry someone even from the same clan. So marrying someone from the same family is a no no even now. I am talking about one side of one family marrying another side of the same family. In this instance I guess it's the nephew marrying the aunt's daughter. Ranking wise it's not so bad- if MR is in IS family register- It's only sachon vs stepparents children marrying. It's the ranking it messes up the hierarchy- according to their culture. Like my kids- I have cousins my age- are yukchon to my cousin.i am used to explaining who's who in my family to older Koreans who care about such things. The English words makes no sense to them. It's the degrees of separation- if you know your numbers- like the uncle is samchon. Anyone noticed this? I found it fascinating. I digress. But still, found it fascinating. TJ is MR's sachon or to Koreans wae sachon nam dongsaeng. She therefore married her younger cousin; and it sounds so related in Korean vs using cousins. I am not that hidebound but since my family is huge am used to keep tracking of ranks and what to call each person correctly- there is a Chinese equivalent- of ranks.

 

I will be back next weekend I guess to read what is happening.

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9 minutes ago, ck1Oz said:

I am not watching this week's episodes. But nobody is even commenting on Sunday's episode. Lol.

 We are waiting for subs to come out.

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Ah I see.  The plot doesn't involve me so much anymore that I watch it when I can. I haven't been watching with subs for awhile. I just glaze over when IS or the Chairman whines or cries. Depending on who it is. MS needs to grow up. All I hear is her tone when I listen to her. She is a mother and she sounds so put upon. It she she is a college graduate why is the writer making it a great deal of a career as a customer service officer. That's what they call a bank teller now right? Not a loan officer. Or a branch manager. It's not as if she is ambigious. Hire a nanny and work overtime. She got a helper but she was doing personal stuff in her free time instead. It's not as if she was studying etc for promotion.

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4 hours ago, ck1Oz said:

 

It used to be that Koreans can't legally marry someone even from the same clan. So marrying someone from the same family is a no no even now. I am talking about one side of one family marrying another side of the same family. In this instance I guess it's the nephew marrying the aunt's daughter. Ranking wise it's not so bad- if MR is in IS family register- It's only sachon vs stepparents children marrying. It's the ranking it messes up the hierarchy- according to their culture. .........

 

 

Thanks ck10z for the detailed explanation. Yes, MR and TJ are cousins (father side). There are Chinese and Korean terms to differentiate father side-cousins from mother-side cousins, but not English.

 

In Chinese culture, marriage for cousins (father side) is not allowed. Guess it is the same for Korean culture. In this instance because they are step cousins it is ok but perhaps awkward to be accepted.

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In last nite's (and next week's I guess) episodes, everything comes to a crunch to create the dramatic effect that the PD/writer want. A bit overdone, but like it or not, that's the way it is done in many k-dramas.

 

Side-track, has anyone watched Falling for Innocence (2015)? I just finished the 16-episodes. It is light, and warm. Enjoyable. KSY was really sweet in this drama.

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4 hours ago, marrez1 said:

So she lost the baby or not??

I don’t think she did.

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The thing is 

6 hours ago, ck1Oz said:

I am not watching this week's episodes. But nobody is even commenting on Sunday's episode. Lol.

 

It used to be that Koreans can't legally marry someone even from the same clan. So marrying someone from the same family is a no no even now. I am talking about one side of one family marrying another side of the same family. In this instance I guess it's the nephew marrying the aunt's daughter. Ranking wise it's not so bad- if MR is in IS family register- It's only sachon vs stepparents children marrying. It's the ranking it messes up the hierarchy- according to their culture. Like my kids- I have cousins my age- are yukchon to my cousin.i am used to explaining who's who in my family to older Koreans who care about such things. The English words makes no sense to them. It's the degrees of separation- if you know your numbers- like the uncle is samchon. Anyone noticed this? I found it fascinating. I digress. But still, found it fascinating. TJ is MR's sachon or to Koreans wae sachon nam dongsaeng. She therefore married her younger cousin; and it sounds so related in Korean vs using cousins. I am not that hidebound but since my family is huge am used to keep tracking of ranks and what to call each person correctly- there is a Chinese equivalent- of ranks.

 

I will be back next weekend I guess to read what is happening.

 

1 hour ago, melissa_lee said:

Thanks ck10z for the detailed explanation. Yes, MR and TJ are cousins (father side). There are Chinese and Korean terms to differentiate father side-cousins from mother-side cousins, but not English.

 

In Chinese culture, marriage for cousins (father side) is not allowed. Guess it is the same for Korean culture. In this instance because they are step cousins it is ok but perhaps awkward to be accepted.

 

TJ is IS nephew.

 

Wait, did SJ adopt MR or just changed her name?  Is MR even related to IS legally (on her registry)?

 

What is MR legal relationship to IS? Is she still her legally recognized mother or did she surrender parental rights.  Because it seems to me the drama always played it as if IS ties to her first husband family was done and over.

 

 

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Oops forgot IS had a husband. Lol. That's how much attention I paid to her. Yes TJ is the nephew.

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13 hours ago, dramaninja said:

Way too much melo now I hate how drama become like this.

The scenes when the sisters were huddled together crying were over much. I cried at first, quite touching but it was over extended. More coming up from the preview.

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4 hours ago, melissa_lee said:

In last nite's (and next week's I guess) episodes, everything comes to a crunch to create the dramatic effect that the PD/writer want. A bit overdone, but like it or not, that's the way it is done in many k-dramas.

 

Side-track, has anyone watched Falling for Innocence (2015)? I just finished the 16-episodes. It is light, and warm. Enjoyable. KSY was really sweet in this drama.

Yup Falling for Innocence is a good one. If you like romcom, Need for Romance, also staring KSY in a noona romance is a fun one too. 

 

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9 hours ago, hushhh said:

The thing is 

 

 

TJ is IS nephew.

 

Wait, did SJ adopt MR or just changed her name?  Is MR even related to IS legally (on her registry)?

 

What is MR legal relationship to IS? Is she still her legally recognized mother or did she surrender parental rights.  Because it seems to me the drama always played it as if IS ties to her first husband family was done and over.

 

 

Mi-ri is registered on Sunja's family registry as her second daughter. Mi-ri's bio father should be Park and not Kang. Also, when IS checked Miri's personal resume, she was shocked when she spotted SJ's name. IS never officially ceded parental right of Mi-ri to SJ. Anyway, this is what I think. Feel free to correct me.

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1 hour ago, monalisa said:

Mi-ri is registered on Sunja's family registry as her second daughter. Mi-ri's bio father should be Park and not Kang. Also, when IS checked Miri's personal resume, she was shocked when she spotted SJ's name. IS never officially ceded parental right of Mi-ri to SJ. Anyway, this is what I think. Feel free to correct me.

 

Mi Ri was adopted by Sun ja. It doesn`t make sense to me to change her name if she was not adopted. Mi Ri`s birth name was Kang Seung Yeon and now is Kang Mi Ri. Mi Ri`s biological father was Kang, the younger brother of Sun Ja`s husband. Park is Sun ja`s name and the children take the father`s name.

Mi ri is related to Mi Sun and Mi Hye by blood, as they are first cousins but now they are sisters because Sun ja and her husband adopted the niece.

 

About Mi Ri and Tae Joo, I don`t think it should be a real issue because Mi Ri was never registed on In Sook`s second husband family register. Legally, they are not related but I can see how the press will find it interesting for the gossip news. Even I understand that some people could have a problem because of old tradition/ culture. But it is exagerated when Chairman makes such a fuss, saying that Hansung Group will go down. :lol: Really? Over this?

 

13 hours ago, melissa_lee said:

Side-track, has anyone watched Falling for Innocence (2015)? I just finished the 16-episodes. It is light, and warm. Enjoyable. KSY was really sweet in this drama.

Of course. Long time ago. :P Yeah, I still remember some scenes.

 

8 hours ago, maribella said:

The scenes when the sisters were huddled together crying were over much. I cried at first, quite touching but it was over extended. More coming up from the preview.

 

I just knew that it will come lots of crying scenes. But in the same time I like the scenes when everyone calms down.

It is still sad but there are real issues.

 

For exemple.... I thought a lot about Sun Ja`s treatment too, if they should keep doing the treatment or not. The doctor said to Mi ri that the treatment is for the family`s comfort and not the patient. He said that Sun ja doesn`t have a change to recover from it. The treatment is painful and in those moments the patient wants to die than bearing the pain for so long. The patient is exhausted, gives up hope, doesn`t want to be a burden for the family anymore. But in the same time, I understand that the family doesn`t want to give up hope. I read about cases when a patient survived a dead sentence gave by doctors. Mi Sun said that she believes in miracles, or hopes for a miracle. It is hard. It is hard for the patient, it is hard for family but they have to endure till the end. I don`t think this show will make the audience debates over euthanasia, for exemple, but they want to present the problems that occure in everyday life, when a member of the family became very ill.

I don`t believe the writer will give Sun ja a miracle, but if she survives more than three months, to see Mi Ri`s baby, to see Mi Hye`s wedding, it will be a gain.

 

Because the story now is depressing, I thought that maybe the writer could end Sun ja`s life quickly and not prelong it until the end of the show (with a lot of sufferering) and than make her die. But they could bring to us moving scenes, without the melodramatic being too much. I feel like crying, just thinking about Sun ja. I really wish the writer will make her go in peace, thinking that her three daughters will be alright.

 

I also liked when Woo Jin told Mi Hye that children take the parents for granted, they think they live forever and they don`t apreciate what they have until it is too late. 

 

On the funny note, Jae Bum giving Woo Jin the instruction to clean the floor. :lol:

 

 

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32 minutes ago, larus said:

For exemple.... I thought a lot about Sun Ja`s treatment too, if they should keep doing the treatment or not. The doctor said to Mi ri that the treatment is for the family`s comfort and not the patient. He said that Sun ja doesn`t have a change to recover from it. The treatment is

I am with the doctor. Putting a 60 something woman with stage 4 lung cancer through chemo treatment is just to get over their guilty feelings. Miracles are just anecdotal, I wonder if the diagnosis was wrong in the first place and that is why one gets miracles. 

I wonder why they chose lung cancer. No one seems to be smoking around SJ.

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22 minutes ago, maribella said:

I am with the doctor. Putting a 60 something woman with stage 4 lung cancer through chemo treatment is just to get over their guilty feelings.

 

Sometimes a patient is so weak physically that he/she can not survive chemotherapy.

 

But this is a drama and like any other fiction, the writer can make a miracle. I don`t think the writer will make a miracle like a cure but I do believe that she can prolong her life for more than three months. I really don`t know what the writer will do. There are only two weeks (4 long episodes). These are the extended episodes. She can`t start new problems and  I want the writer to resolve everything satisfactory. We`ll see.

 

22 minutes ago, maribella said:

I wonder why they chose lung cancer. No one seems to be smoking around SJ.

  Unfortunetly, there are lots of people who get lung cancer without smoking a  cigarette in their life.

 

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So this is my issue with the whole SJ being terminally ill trope. It messes up the rhythm of the drama. MPDITW has been following a rhythm since the drama started. We got to see the drama with MS/JS/in-laws/DB. We also got the whole drama with MH/WJ/JB, which provided lots of comic relief. Then we have our OTP and all of the angst they are up against with his crooked family, and her biological mother. Killing off SJ was just so unnecessary. At this point, that story line feels thrown in and now it is dominating everything happening with the drama right now. We are no longer getting a balance of all of the happenings in the three daughter's lives. It has just been episode after episode of them crying over SJ's illness.

 

The other worn out trope has been with the Chairman's wife. She has been conniving since she stepped into the picture. It's like we get it. You want ALL of the Chairman's money for yourself and your son. There has been no character development, no moving of the story line with her, just the same plotting over and over. She has been exhausted in this drama. I am disappointed because this drama started off so well, and had so much potential for an epic ending. Now, it has become predictable and it is always a bad idea to end a long drama with a really sad ending. I sincerely hope these last few episodes get better, but I am not holding my breath.

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39 minutes ago, nubianlegalmind said:

. I am disappointed because this drama started off so well, and had so much potential for an epic ending. Now, it has become predictable and it is always a bad idea to end a long drama with a really sad ending. I sincerely hope these last few episodes get better, but I am not holding my breath.

 

I am dissapointed too. The drama had some good moments but overall, it is not what I have hoped for.

 

I am not struggling to watch (because there were some dramas that I struggled to watch until the end) but I am not invested emotionally either .

I also believe that it was unnecessary to make Sun ja ill. After so many episodes, frustrated, ranting about the weaknesses of the story, now they will end in a sad note. I know, I know, life goes on. The other characters will have a  happy ending.

I am so ready for the drama to finish.

 

I am more excited now to see the BTS pictures. :lol: I hope to see the cast and crew in the trip they will make in Vietnam.

 

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The PD/writer tried to use this drama to reflect some real issues. Very often people diagnosed with cancer have this debate of whether to go for chemo treatment or no treatment but instead have some quality life before they finally succumb. That's why the 3 sisters have some disagreement over to continue with treatment or not. It is very real, unfortunately.

 

I am looking forward to the KBS awards ceremony come year-end. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, melissa_lee said:

I am looking forward to the KBS awards ceremony come year-end. 

 I am sure Kim Hae sook will be nominated at the grand prize and there is a high chance she will win. :P

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18 hours ago, maribella said:

I wonder why they chose lung cancer. No one seems to be smoking around SJ.

My father-in-law and his brother died of lung cancer and they were both non-smokers.

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