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[Drama 2019] Her Private Life 그녀의 사생활

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On 6/27/2019 at 7:20 AM, mushforbrains said:

I'm not sure where to post this anymore... but rewatching the series...I like how they portray the women as an active participant in the relationship... a n perhaps even the stronger of the two...

And to show that women have desire...

Thought it was funny that DM's mom. was trying to lock dm n RG in a room...lol...

No false modesty here

This is discussion about the drama itself, so you can post on this thread. About the actors themselves can be posted on their threads. Please keep writing any new observations or what you like about the series on your rewatch. I come here now and then to read the thread. Only 6 pages to 300. 

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Haha...Just rewatched episode 6, almost felt “new” since I watch bts ad

nauseum

Some eps are actually new to me because I only managed to start watching from ep 7 or so...and viu had them locked under premium til now.. so was depending on recaps and you guys on this thread...

so it’s quite lovely but you can really see how much they adlibbed some of the more significant moments and you can also take time to appreciate the subplots...

picking up Www now... so will see how it goes but really Hpl was massively addictive and likely the first time I’ve drooled this badly over a male lead...lol

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On 6/19/2019 at 8:35 PM, liltash85 said:

Love to see many good reviews about the drama. And it keeps coming even the drama has ended weeks ago. It means the drama is still a talk about. 

 

Here I list out on why Her Private Life is not your typical Kdrama rom-com and why it should be watch...

I posted this on my Twitter (@MizsNatasha), please feel free to RT and likes for sharing purposes. 

 

 

 

 

Reasons why Her Private Life is not your typical rom-com drama. 

 
1) NOT CLICHÉ 
2) There is no hand grabbing of the female lead. 
3) There is no forced kiss
4) There is no rejection or any breakup
5) When Deok Mi fall from the stairs, Ryan didn’t suddenly run and catch her. 
6) It is not love at first sight.
7) it is not ‘You are the most beautiful girl/man in the world and I can only see you’
8) When Deok Mi being slapped by Director Eom, Ryan didn’t suddenly appear and hold Director’s Eom’s hand. 
9) There is no wide eyed reaction from Deok Mi during their first kiss. 
10) There is no ‘assumptions’. Both of them talk things out like an ADULT.
11) There is no arguing in the public. Like Ryan said “We are educted ppl, we should not fight in public” (Spot On!)
12) There is no fist fight between the male leads because of jealousy to get Deok Mi.
13) There is no cat fight to get Ryan. 
14) Ryan & Deok Mi didn’t keep any secrets between them. 
15) Ryan & Deok Mi is professional at work even after they are together. 
16) There is no over zealous PDA. In public they only give pecks not kissing sloppily. 
17) Their bed scene is most decent but you can feel the love even when they just say good morning to each other. 
18) There is no mommy issues. 
19) It is not a Cinderella story (aka chaebol-low income working class relationship). 
20) There is no bluffing/lie in the relationship. 
21) It is not toxic
22) It teach us what is the REAL MEANING of MATURE relationship (which more often ppl misinterpreted).
23) It also show us that you should be supportive partner and never look down on your partner’s hobby/favourites. 
24) It teach us how to make something that is often looks as negative, looks positive (like how Ryan find Deok Mi’s fangirling fun and not something shameful). 
25) It teach us not to be judgemental
26) Deok Mi teaches us how to always be positive (she always see things as happiness and love). 
27) It teaches us when and how to say SORRY
28) It teaches us to when and how to say THANK YOU. 
29) There’s no accident happened to the leads to make the other person realize how important the person is. 
30) There’s no inheritance issue or people trying to steal your wealth. 
31) There’s no backstabbing from your trusted friend. 
32) It showed us sometimes we need to give space to our partner to sort their problems.
33) It showed us how not to be clingy bf/gf 
34) When Ryan kiss Deok Mi, he start off light first (kinda asking for permission). He will stop a while before continue to a deeper kiss. 
35) Zero Noble Idiocacy 
36) They don’t settle problem with making out. 
37) The healthiest relationship in Kdrama. 
 
 
And if you have EXTRA POINTS that I might missed out, just add it. :blush:

Here are a few more:

 

No temporary amnesia

No parents disapproving of romantic partners

Second leads move on with their lives

No sudden U-turn or rushing to the female lead’s home in the middle of the night in a jealous fit (waits for a decent hour - 7am, lol)

Main leads decide to travel to another country TOGETHER (no long distance relationship)

Main leads get engaged and take their time, going at their own pace, instead of jumping to the wedding right away for the ending

Male lead quits his job as director and female lead finally gets his job that she wanted and deserved

Fathers who abandon their sons and don’t look for them deserve zero effort and zero curiosity from their sons (main lead and second lead)

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3 hours ago, fauna said:

Here are a few more:

 

No temporary amnesia

No parents disapproving of romantic partners

Second leads move on with their lives

No sudden U-turn or rushing to the female lead’s home in the middle of the night in a jealous fit (waits for a decent hour - 7am, lol)

Main leads decide to travel to another country TOGETHER (no long distance relationship)

Main leads get engaged and take their time, going at their own pace, instead of jumping to the wedding right away for the ending

Male lead quits his job as director and female lead finally gets his job that she wanted and deserved

Fathers who abandon their sons and don’t look for them deserve zero effort and zero curiosity from their sons (main lead and second lead)

 

No piggy back rides!

No putting ointment on each other's cuts/scratches while starting intently into each other's eyes!

 

 

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12 hours ago, niharika111 said:

 

No piggy back rides!

yes... no drunk piggy back rides. Instead we see DM taking the drunk Ryan home in a taxi ride and Ryan holding on to DM's hands for dear life. 

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17 hours ago, niharika111 said:

No putting ointment on each other's cuts/scratches while starting intently into each other's eyes!

Yes! I much prefer the removing of paint from his hand with the sexy blindfold on.

 

Some other cute little moments I liked:

 

RG trying to form the same smiling expression on his face as the lion in DM’s drawing.

DM appearing online as a saintly figure with cartoon birds flying around, like a Disney princess.

Both of them playing around happily with the cotton candy.

Gentle hand-holding while kissing.

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49 minutes ago, fauna said:

 

DM appearing online as a saintly figure with cartoon birds flying around, like a Disney princess.

 

Which scene was this? I cannot seem to place it...

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1 hour ago, mushforbrains said:

When he entered the world of shinagil

Oh I see! I thought that the birds represented twitter! :P Also, wasn't PMY dressed like a rabbit?  Time for a rewatch I guess! :P

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On 6/30/2019 at 4:49 PM, niharika111 said:

Second leads move on with their lives

I think this is one of the best reasons why HPL is not the typical rom/com drama. The drama included social issues, acceptance of others' life choices and life preferences in a very classy way through Ryan, Deok Mi and the mothers. Ryan including the writer's collection of the writer"s best friend's photographs in the art exhibition and giving chances to artists from all cultures to participate. The  2nd leads causing misunderstandings because of jealousies was used as a plot device to give growth to the 2nd leads and enhance their relationships with their love interests. Da In and Eun GI accepting the choices of their best friends/love interests and become better friends as they move on with their lives, Cindy/Yoo Jin giving up on competing with SNG and using that fangirling energy creatively in her given assignment at work, Director EOM accepting and understanding her daughter's life choices and acknowledging her talents. The single mothers coped with the choices they made even as they emotionally struggled with their choices . These were all social issues that the story telling presented which the characters dealt with maturely through their hardships because they talked about it. In short as @faunastated 

On 6/30/2019 at 1:35 PM, fauna said:

Zero Noble Idioc

 

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I have  a serious problem after Her Private Life....

I CANT WATCH ANOTHER ROM COM. 

I keep finding Ryan Gold and comparing the male leads to him...

 

SO I guess I need to stay away from rom com for a while and focus on watching serious dramas

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37 minutes ago, mushforbrains said:

@liltash85

Try www...if only to watch scarlett trying to kill someone:lol:...

But yes... having more fun rewatching hpl

with all the buzz of the drama I tried but still the drama not so appealing to me. Still hasn't finish episode 1. 

I keep coming back to HPL....

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Hi..delurking after a long time. Tried watching other ongoing rom coms but dropped all..too cringy for me and I keep comparing the OTPs to Ryan Gold and Sung Deok Mi. I braved myself to finish watching The Guest last week and KJW amazes me again and again with his acting..Now, I only watch Partners in Justice 2 and of course rewatching HPL:)

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On 7/1/2019 at 4:49 AM, niharika111 said:

No piggy back rides!

No putting ointment on each other's cuts/scratches while starting intently into each other's eyes!

 

My addition to the list!

 

- The male lead is a lesbian and gay ally (proactively supported a lesbian couple's relationship as well as their right to privacy, and was unreservedly supportive and accepting of a gay relationship)

- sensitive and positive treatment of a gay love story/relationship (instead of being used just for laughs)

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6 minutes ago, Ondine said:

 

My addition to the list!

 

- The male lead is a lesbian and gay ally (proactively supported a lesbian couple's relationship as well as their right to privacy, and was unreservedly supportive and accepting of a gay relationship)

- sensitive and positive treatment of a gay love story/relationship (instead of being used just for laughs)

One more:

 

ML and FL did not bond over a bowl of instant ramen (its there in almost every k-drama I've seen till date)!

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1 hour ago, Ondine said:

 

My addition to the list!

 

- The male lead is a lesbian and gay ally (proactively supported a lesbian couple's relationship as well as their right to privacy, and was unreservedly supportive and accepting of a gay relationship)

- sensitive and positive treatment of a gay love story/relationship (instead of being used just for laughs)

RG is really amazing. He stayed supportive even after finding out her partner was married to a man and had a small child. He just assumed she was closeted and was nonjudgmental about it. Even when he assumed DM was the one who had less power in the relationship because her partner was rich, he told himself it was none of his business. He even thought of a safe way to beat up EG for threatening to out her. No fistfighting, bloody noses, black eyes, and they fought in a safe, padded environment. So civilized!

 

The LGBTQ relationship was so touching and brought tears to my eyes. Love is love.  It really showed the writer’s intentions. Mistaken sexual preference is used so often for comic relief, but this really showed that the writer was serious about this. An actor who was known to be pro LGBTQ was even cast to play RG. I hope this first-time drama screenwriter gets many more opportunities to do this again in the future.

 

I’m a little sad that RG had to be a foreigner and a free-thinking artist to make this more believable to SK audiences, but hopefully things will change for the better as more stories like this are told.

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Yup...when they broached the lgbt issue ....I was pleasantly surprised that it would happen in a k drama and that set the tone for the rest of the drama...but still in awe over the handling of writer Nho’s story and interweaving it with RG falling in love with her at that point...it was a true meeting of souls...her with the sensitivity to interpret the meanings behind photos and innate understanding and acceptance of what the photo represents and him seeing her sweet soul behind it...

i still catch my breath when I see them in that scene and the bathroom scene...it had a lovely cinematic quality to it...

hence inability to move onto more conventional k drama storylines...

 

 

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