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6 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

Finale preview translation


Museum person: Is Curator Song going to America? Surely not? Leaving Director behind? She probably won’t go, right?
Ryan Father: Go and return safely. (a parting greeting)
DM Mother: She’s finally going, our Deok Mi.

 

So she's going to the US to study or something? Coffee Prince deja vu, anyone? From Noh Sun Ki to Han Gyeol 12 years later! :lol:

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8 minutes ago, Ondine said:

 

So she's going to the US to study or something? Coffee Prince deja vu, anyone? From Noh Sun Ki to Han Gyeol 12 years later! :lol:

 

:lol::lol: Nice pickup on that one. I was feeling vaguely deja vu when I heard those lines, but wasn't entirely sure why.

 

Anyway, even if DM does go overseas, I wouldn't have thought it would be a big deal. Ryan seems to have dual citizenship after all given that he was raised in the US, but seems to be able to work in South Korea, so he can go back and forth with ease to visit DM while she's there. That's the thing about the separation in Coffee Prince. The male lead is rich and well-traveled. The female lead tells him not to visit her so that she can focus on her studies. So, really, their separation is voluntary. With DM and Ryan, I wouldn't have thought that DM felt the need to have Ryan stay away from her since they are more mature characters, even if she does have to go away for a period.

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If every kisses make Deok Mi preggy ~ then there will be a lot of babies every episode! 86.gif

 

Are they looking for pregnancy test here then   :sweat_smile::mrgreen:

 

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Where do he puts his left hand??? :huh:

 

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The same Place his head was last time , probably saying hi to good place that was good to his head :yum::joy:

 

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18 minutes ago, jeonghyang said:

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I really need someone to help us count how many kisses / peck from Ryan & Deokmi that we get from Ep 7 to Ep 16 tomorrow :phew: 

 

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God help us tomorrow, we gonna see them play silly in love as well - please stop making us jealous :joy::mrgreen:

 

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Hello! Is that true that Studio Dragon has decided not to launch HPL PD cut DVD? 

 

p.s I am so totally into this drama and fall so deep for this couple. And since this drama will end soon, I need some place to hold on, thats why I created an account :sweatingbullets:

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The painting that RG drew of DM reminds me of this artist’s work! The artist is a Korean American who acted as the main character’s brother in the movie, “Searching,” starring John Cho. I love his style of painting portraits so I was delighted to see something similar when RG revealed it! 

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3 hours ago, bliss1004 said:

I've already told yall that we need to trust the writer.. the writer didn't drag the whole issue until Ep 16 is definitely a wise script..

 

As usual, RG once again shown is his matured character to understand the whole situation without being typical kdrama male lead character.. I'm so proud of RG!!. All conflict between him and DM's family solved in this episode..

 

I really love the scene where RG wiped off DM tears..I was hoping this scene to happen...and once again, i really love the writer and pdnim for showing us the scene. You all know that we only watched the BTS of KJW wiped off PMY tears a few times, not in the drama. But now, I'm glad that Director decided to put this scene in the drama :D

 

KJW shi!! I hope you will play more rom com drama that will make us goes crazy like what you did in this drama..Looking forward to see again your hand in the pocket scene in your future drama..because that hand in the pocket scene is definitely KJW, not RG :lol:

 

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i have this feelings that KJW next drama gonna be SBS drama. This SBS suddenly uploaded a lot of KJW scene in Bad Guy drama...i guess SBS staff also goes crazy over KJW after watching HPL :w00t:

 

Did sbs really upload his videos? I wanna watch. Could you please share the link. Thanks 

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I'm so afraid of tomorrow ,  it will be my last dose of romantic. I'm sure in one thing there is no romcoms for my after HPL the level is to high PMY and KJW is unreal!!

NO they SO REAL!!!:love:

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In defence of childhood fated romance. (This is pretty long)

 

I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of years—why fated childhood romance in kdramas is a trope and whether it is a good or bad trope. 

 

I think HPL is as good a place as any since there seems to be backlash from more than one thread on soompi about it. 

 

Firstly. Fated romances are NOTHING NEW. They are a fixture in literature going back hundreds of years. Fated childhood romances follow the same path (Wuthering Heights). And they happen in real life too. My grand parents met when my grandmother was 7 and my grandfather was 14. He teased her and they didn’t see each other for almost 20years before meeting again and getting married. Only she remembered their meeting. 

 

The reason it is an effective trope (even if over used) is that it cements the otp and basically makes up for any problems or inequalities in the relationship. A great example is She Was Pretty where there were significant inequalities in the relationship (she loved him from the get go and he only really loved her because of a childhood memory). The same with childhood trauma; it is a shortcut to explain how quickly a couple bonds/falls in love (no 16-20 episode drama has enough time to do this realistically). 

 

The reason it works (imo) for HPL and a few other dramas is that the relationship is already v well balanced. They love each other equally, have good communication, and are able to understand the difference between childhood memory and adult, loved reality. What bonded deok-mi and yoon-jae from the beginning was their relationship with art and how they dealt with not being able to paint. They don’t have inequalities because the foundation for the relationship was built without it. 

 

TBH the childhood trauma and connection is (again imo) simply a means for Lee Sol to not have abandoned Yoon-Jae. It is why we don’t get the revelation until episode 15 when normally it would come out in 13 had require a longer resolution.  Ok so why mom? Basically she has been portrayed as pretty much the perfect mother. She took in Eun-gi and cindy without any questions, showered them with love. a pretty 2d character. Really this is *her* trauma (with yoon-jae) rather than deok-mi’s. She starts off taking him in, no questions asked but it becomes too much (emotional and financial). It shows that she is capable of doing something wrong and not always being the perfect mother. As to her dropping him off in the middle of the night, I think it is meant to be symbolic of the darkest point in her and yoon-Jae’s lives. 

 

So the role of the childhood trauma and connection was and is not intended to be about *their* (dm and yj) relationship but about creating depth for mom and not having lee sol abandon yoon-jae. 

 

Deok-su is a plot device—kinda sucks to put it that way. Without him, deok-mi wouldn’t have suppressed her memories. There needed to be a *reason* that they didn’t remember each other. Basically he made it possible for my above argument. DM and YJ got to build a relationship *without* half-memories of each other. Unlike other dramas with fated childhood loves (He is Psychometric) there are no memories for them to build on. Giving DM an equal trauma puts them back on a level playing field where they can support each other without inequalities. Ok it is contrived but so is *all* fiction.

 

As an added thought. They would not have cast such BRILLIANT actresses as mom and lee sol if the fated-childhood trope was meant to be a cheap trick. Both of them had to express regret and love for what happened—for *their* actions. Which takes the responsibility on their shoulders rather than yj and dm. 

 

Ok. All finished. Though I might expand later if I have more thoughts.

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What a beautiful episode.... Many thanks to all the recappers . 

I live for all of kJW tiny facial expression...its always so on point .Not to forget PMY's too.....I doff my hat to both of them,they made love so easy and I love the way they love each other (if that makes sense).

PMY easily portrays the contentment a woman shows when she loves and she is equally loved back( easily portrayed in the morning after pillow talk) ,if this is how true love is like , I want some please:wub:

This drama has everything I have always wanted in a romantic comedy and I am so gonna miss it. Wish them both the best in all future project and KJW should please not stay away for too long ,he should ride on this wave and strike the iron while its hot.

How wonderful would it be if Mr and Mrs smith can be turned into a drama and they are both casted in it.........heavenly

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Thank you all once again for the fast recaps, screencaps, gifs and insights on Ep15. I haven’t watched it yet but I’m glad our beloved couple came out unscathed from the whole ordeal. Now we can look forward to more enjoyable things for the finale. 

 

@tinymel I liked your view on the whole childhood trope. It’s a different take and a fresh perspective. 

 

I really don’t have big issue with all the tropes. Probably because I’m an easy to please viewer or perhaps because of the actors’ portrayal or I read the rom-com manual so I know how to manage my expectations...lol. But seriously all these tropes won’t take away the enjoyment I got from watching our couple develop and nurture their love. Arm-chair critics can tear apart the plot all they want but at the end of the day, it’s hard to deny HPL has provided one of the best couple in kdrama. 

 

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