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  1. 1. Was there an affair?

    • No, there was no affair. It was one sided on Yoo Ri's part
    • Yes, there was an ongoing affair.
    • It was a one night stand.
  2. 2. The Conspiracy Theory

    • Yoo Ri is not the real daughter but the VP's mistress.
    • Sung Joon is doing this for his own gain ( to advance his career).
    • The VP hired Yoo Ri to destroy the Sung Joon - Jung Sun.
    • This is a high-end escort service.
    • There really is no conspiracy - just a marriage breaking down.

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20 hours ago, SyH said:

Jang Nara, Lee Sang Yoon, Pyo Ye Jin, And More Pick Best Scenes From “VIP”

Dec 22, 2019
by L. Kim
 

The cast of “VIP” chose their favorite scenes from the drama!

With just two episodes left until the drama’s conclusion, Jang Nara, Lee Sang Yoon, Lee Chung Ah, Kwak Sun Young, Pyo Ye Jin, and Shin Jae Ha shared what they thought were the best moments from “VIP.”

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Jang Nara: When Na Jung Sun faced the truth

In the seventh episode, Na Jung Sun (Jang Nara) talked with Park Sung Joon (Lee Sang Yoon) about an affair without knowing whether his secret woman was Song Mi Na (Kwak Sun Young) or Ha Yoo Ri (Pyo Ye Jin). During a fancy dinner with the members of the VIP team, Kang Ji Young (Lee Jin Hee) brought up the topic of affairs, and Na Jung Sun addressed Song Mi Na and Ha Yoo Ri, saying, “Affairs can’t be justified.”

 

Jang Nara also picked the scene in episode ten as an important one. In the episode, Na Jung Sun found out that Park Sung Joon’s other woman was Ha Yoo Ri and asked Ha Yoo Ri if she had a boyfriend.

 

The actress commented, “When I was shooting the two scenes, it felt like I was beating around the bush because I was afraid even though I knew what the answer was. It was interesting to realize through the other person that it’s the truth. It was fun to think about how I should act that I’m trying to appear fine despite not being fine, and the tension between actors [was interesting as well].”

Lee Sang Yoon: When Park Sung Joon expressed his feelings for the first time

In the ninth episode, Park Sung Joon shared his honest feelings to Na Jung Sun. She was waiting for him at the cafe to discuss the “private scandal” when Park Sung Joon received a message from Ha Yoo Ri. After much agonizing, he finally headed to Ha Yoo Ri. Later on, Na Jung Sun demanded to know about his other woman, but Park Sung Joon shocked viewers by saying, “Let’s stop,” and asking to bring an end to their marriage.

Lee Sang Yoon explained, “When Park Sung Joon said, ‘Let’s stop,’ in the middle of their conversation, I personally thought this scene embodied their psychological state. The differences between their positions were clearly revealed, and Park Sung Joon, who had not expressed his feelings well before, showed how he felt in this scene. Above all, I remember that I had good teamwork with Jang Nara in this scene, so I want to choose it as a great scene.”

 

read more: https://www.soompi.com/article/1372960wpp/jang-nara-lee-sang-yoon-pyo-ye-jin-and-more-pick-best-scenes-from-vip

 

I agree with LSY, I think that scene was pivotal for his character’s development. It showed the complexity of their marriage and how different they’ve come out of the excruciating pain that they went through. PSJ finally realises that he’s come to the end of no return. He can no longer bow he’s head and hope for the best, he has to man up and face the consequences of his actions head on. He has to choose between his ambitions and his marriage. His past or the life he’s built with JS.

 

It’s either he tells all of the dirty deeds he’s done for the VP, the lies he’s told about his past and the woman he’s seeked for comfort when JS couldn’t comfort anyone or he leaves. He chose to leave. He said in earlier episode that he couldn’t lie straight to her face and that that was the reason he didn’t deny the affair. I think knowing that, it makes sense why he’d ask for divorce. 

 

I don’t think he’s decision had anything to do with YR. Maybe I’m reading too much into it but I think this decision was about him coming to the realisation that he’s no longer the man JS married. Maybe he was never the man she deserved and he’s been hanging on to her. That’s why he keeps bringing up how she was a stoke of luck a guy like him could never hope for. She changed him and became his world. And somehow, driven by greed, he ruined that. I think the scene in the car really emphasis this. 

 

As for his relationship with YR, I still think there’s non now that I’ve rewatched earlier episodes. He has a soft spot for her but I think that’s his past coming back to hunt him. He had no one to comfort him when he went through the whole ordeal with his fathers’s family and now he has the opportunity to be there for someone who reminds him of himself. I think he’s confusing kindness with love. That doesn’t excuse his actions but I think it’s relevant.

 

There’re subtle things that he does that kinda makes me feel like he still loves his wife. Like after the slap scene(I’ve watched it 100x and it’s still sooo good) when JS tells YR to leave the VIP team, he goes to VP and asks if YR still have to be on the VIP team. At first, it looks like he’s thinking about YR(and maybe he is), but for a guy who’s concerned about his mistresses well-being, shouldn’t he have intervened earlier? He knows the Hyun-A knows about the affair(and that JS probably told who the girl is since they’re close) and SW has hinted to him that he knows what’s going on so why wait. Maybe I’m just grasping on little hints that doesn’t exist but I think there’s more to this character.

 

Well, we’ll see tomorrow if I’m just naive or there’s some redeemable parts of PSJ. 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, SyH said:

Jang Nara, Lee Sang Yoon, Pyo Ye Jin, And More Pick Best Scenes From “VIP”

 

read more: https://www.soompi.com/article/1372960wpp/jang-nara-lee-sang-yoon-pyo-ye-jin-and-more-pick-best-scenes-from-vip

 

Thanks for the article.  I liked all the responses but for some reason I especially love it when actors are generous and empathetic to other actor's performances so I really liked that Lee Chung Ah, Kwak Sun Young, and Shin Jae Ha all picked other actor's scenes and not even the most obvious scenes in the drama.  I really liked what they all said and especially impressed with SJH as a male empathising with Mi Na's breakdown and struggles as a working mother. Seems like he is an empathetic young man in real life too!^_^

 

9 hours ago, EDS said:

Director Bae photos of SJ & company are the same as the VP wife who probably paid to tail them.  VP wife has an insurance policy just in case JS cant bring herself to expose the cheaters.  He obviously wont get his  job back but a pure revenge play as SJ was the one who recommended the plan to the CEO and other Directors to fire him. Right or Wrong you don't make enemies when you weakness is equally immoral not his brightest moment.  Look forward to the blank look on his face as he probably will blame our heroine for the revelation and fall from Ha family grace.  In the preview opening scene JS says " I don't know who you are anymore" is after being released from hospital I bet since she is holding a bag given with your things after a hospital stay, SJ takes her home but does not go in...then she reveals SJ characters greatest fear JS utter disgust for the DIRTY person he really was, is and will continue to be with those words.

Totally agree about this especially about Sang Joon casting stones when he has plenty of his own dirty sins that he is covering up.

Also i had to bold this part "Look forward to the blank look on his face" :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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After watching the 'live' broadcast of LSY and SJH, I am guessing that there was no redemption for SJ. Aren't they showing to non fans of LSY that this is him, the actor? Calling and having a friendly chat with JNR  seems like another strategy to redeem the actor and separate the real and imaginary persona. 
 

I am quite happy, no reconciliation within reasonable probability.

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@Elmaas Bravo. I'm with you 100% with your analysis. PSJ choose to leave because he knew it was over; hence his breakdown in the car. If only he told the truth when JS gave their marriage another shot after she found out about the affair and told him straight to his face if there is anything else she needs to know. Then things won't have come to this. JS would have made her choice to stay or leave a long time ago. He really made a mess and he will regret it for the rest of his life. 

 

As for YR, I also don't see any love he has for her which is great lol:D

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Sadly I had been rooting for SJ and JS; blindly ignoring signs that their relationship can not be fixed. Just re-watching many scenes again while I wait for tomorrow. For SJ, it really comes down to the fact he doesnt love himself and could no longer hold up the facade he had worked so hard to maintain over the last 10 years. Yes, I can see why he turned to another woman as seems the marriage was in a bad place...seems he is someone craving love No excuse for cheating as he should have told her how he was feeling.

 

Except for a couple of "looks" in the last few episodes there are no signs he loves his wife at all. I guess it was her love that kept the relationship going.  It would be interesting to see if there were further breakdown during the marriage as they skipped so many crucial years..ie did JS obsess about getting pregnant and was the marriage lonely before the miscarriage.

 

In a sense I guess he is relieved that he can really be himself now...he must know she knows from the last scene in the hallway. 

 

Still dont understand the attraction he has for YR as she really isnt a good person; petty, jealous and ignorant. My thought is she wants to "be" JS and taking SJ is just part of it. 

 

Anyway just really sad as she wasted so many years with him....regardless of the final outcome.

 

Now watching a few light current dramas but all seem like candy floss after the emotional roller coaster of this show.

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Oh my fellow Soompiers, we are so close to the end and it is soo bittersweet.  I am happy that this emotional roller is coming to an end because my heart can't take anymore of this angst and realized I may need to take anger management classes after how worked up I've gotten everytime JS is put in a hurtful or humiliating circumstance. Lol But at the same time I'm sad that this drama is ending because I'm left wanting.

 

There's so many things I wanted to see,  journeys that seem incomplete,  and too many holes in the storyline, so Im here at 11 o'clock at night trying to prepare myself because regardless of the outcome/ ending that I'm going to either be disappointed or unbelievably pissed off! I just feel as though JS hasn't been given enough time to rise from the pit that SJ and circumstances put her in.  We've seen 14 episodes of non-stop hurt,  humiliation, and emotional beatdown to our heroine JS. And even though she has started to come up swinging since episode 10, these scenes are few and far between compared to scenes that we see between SJ and YR that just make you want to barf, and scenes that are emotionally charged/ painful and so much so that it has even taken its toll on me as as a viewer.  I would have loved to see steady progression of redemption by SJ and JS winning and her journey back to happiness. Two episodes isn't enough to show us that..*big sad sigh*

 

Even if the writer wasn't planning to have SJ redeem himself then we really should've been given more time to see how time and what journey JS had to go through  to achieve the happiness that she sooo deserves with or without SJ.

Even if this wasn't meant to be the typical kdrama, I wish there would've been more romantic scenes between SJ and JS, the few flashback scenes showed such great potential chemistry between them two.  I'd love to see them in a series about actually falling in love.  I'd ship them in a heartbeat as long as there was no cheating involved.  Lol

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It's D-Day people! Who's ready for the epic showdown?

 

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Did YR push JS down the stairs?

Is JS pregnant?

Are the VP and SJ going to jail?

Will JS rip out YR's hair?

Will SJ dump YR and try to reconcile with JS?

Is JS having any of it or is she going to kick her husband in the ****?

Will SJ's facial impression ever change?

Who shot JR?

 

Stay tuned.... :D

 

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Did anyone watch the Alhambra show? I did not; there were a lot of peed off people who loved the show but intensely disliked the ending. 
 

So a good show can have a crappy ending but not the other way round. 
 

While I think in real life, it is best to let go of hate and rancour, it does not happen overnight.  In this show, SJ had made his choice. He had months to make up his mind whereas JS only knew of his adultery for a few weeks. Having to accept that the man you trust and love has been cheating on you, rejects you and continues to work in the same place with his mistress in the same room??? This show is cruel.

 

Listen everyone, we should be ready for SJ to choose loyalty to his new family and to fall together with them, it will be some sort of bitter victory for us in JS camp. The scummy people lose money and status but they have each other.
 

Are they going to make a tame JS? I hope she took her biker friend's advice Go till the end.
 

Make them pay, then regret and heal herself.:D
 

 

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I am so looking forward to this scene! Can't believe the series ends tomorrow! But at the same time, I feel fear for Na Jung Sun! :( I really hope the writer provide justice with Jang Nara's character! She doesn't deserve pain!

 

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28 minutes ago, maribella said:

Did anyone watch the Alhambra show? I did not; there were a lot of peed off people who loved the show but intensely disliked the ending. 
 

So a good show can have a crappy ending but not the other way round. 
 

While I think in real life, it is best to let go of hate and rancour, it does not happen overnight.  In this show, SJ had made his choice. He had months to make up his mind whereas JS only knew of his adultery for a few weeks. Having to accept that the man you trust and love has been cheating on you, rejects you and continues to work in the same place with his mistress in the same room??? This show is cruel.

 

Listen everyone, we should be ready for SJ to choose loyalty to his new family and to fall together with them, it will be some sort of bitter victory for us in JS camp. The scummy people lose money and status but they have each other.
 

Are they going to make a tame JS? I hope she took her biker friend's advice Go till the end.
 

Make them pay, then regret and heal herself.:D
 

 

Actually a good or bad ending is subjective. Some endings is better left open ended than make a forced 'out of place' happy ending. Some open endings need extra thinking to why they chose to end it that way. Some open ending are too open that there is a possibility of season 2.

 

As for Alhambra, i don't think the ending is bad. To me it's acceptable. What happened to the character has been verbally said in the voiceover, people find it bad because the OTP is not together at the end (as they are in different realm). 

 

As for SJ-JS, based on the plot is going now. I prefer it's open ending or they get closures for themselves and go separate ways. IDK it to be a forced happy ending like JS can forgive SJ when she learned the truth or she forgive him just because he was there when she was in hospital. SJ need to redeemed himself big time for what he has done from Ep 8. I also do not want time jump and thinks were told settled in 10 minutes fast forward. 

 

i want to see SJ learned the circumstanced for what he had done and of course I want YR to be doomed. Seriously idk how the writer gonna wrap up in 2 episodes. I have a feeling the scene where JS fall the stairs will be at the end of episode. So we only have 60 minutes to conclude everything. To make a happy ending of SJ-JS to me is impossible at this rate. 

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4 hours ago, liltash85 said:

Actually a good or bad ending is subjective. Some endings is better left open ended than make a forced 'out of place' happy ending. Some open endings need extra thinking to why they chose to end it that way. Some open ending are too open that there is a possibility of season 2.

 

As for Alhambra, i don't think the ending is bad. To me it's acceptable. What happened to the character has been verbally said in the voiceover, people find it bad because the OTP is not together at the end (as they are in different realm). 

 

As for SJ-JS, based on the plot is going now. I prefer it's open ending or they get closures for themselves and go separate ways. IDK it to be a forced happy ending like JS can forgive SJ when she learned the truth or she forgive him just because he was there when she was in hospital. SJ need to redeemed himself big time for what he has done from Ep 8. I also do not want time jump and thinks were told settled in 10 minutes fast forward. 

 

i want to see SJ learned the circumstanced for what he had done and of course I want YR to be doomed. Seriously idk how the writer gonna wrap up in 2 episodes. I have a feeling the scene where JS fall the stairs will be at the end of episode. So we only have 60 minutes to conclude everything. To make a happy ending of SJ-JS to me is impossible at this rate. 


I have yet to see part 2 of any drama to be better than the first and thank goodness KDramas do not make it s habit. Unless it is a fantasy Harry Potter, Star Wars .... those I love.

 

There has to be a clear cut resolution or more to the major conflicts, open ended or no. Are we going to get the VP sending a text to SJ to pay off another woman? Or YR pregnant and preparing dinner for her husband but we cannot see his face? JS and SW getting ready to go out but we don't know if they are going out together?

So many possibilities.  No these are no good.
 

I am very sure JS and SJ will divorce.   A good ending would be something good that don't always happen in real life.
SJ and VP are caught and sent off to prison for embezzling ( courtesy of Bae), YR turns out to be the daughter of the chauffer and gets kicked out of the expensive apartment, JS meets one of those in our wishlist at another company and the other staff get to live happily ever after. That would make me happy.

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39 minutes ago, SyH said:

 

 

 

 

What a sad title :dissapointed_relieved: Not hoping for a happy ending...

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2 minutes ago, saber said:

 

What a sad title :dissapointed_relieved: Not hoping for a happy ending...

Hoping but not expecting. Ready to cry buckets. :tears:

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34 minutes ago, saber said:

 

What a sad title :dissapointed_relieved: Not hoping for a happy ending...

I quite like the ambiguity of the title. Could JS ever have loved SJ knowing what he was really like, he knew that all along, and did he ever love her enough to trust her. YR seems to like him for himself, knowing the true him but is that enough now she he Ha YR, and has he ever really loved her?

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1 hour ago, gm4queen said:

I am so looking forward to this scene! Can't believe the series ends tomorrow! But at the same time, I feel fear for Na Jung Sun! :( I really hope the writer provide justice with Jang Nara's character! She doesn't deserve pain!

 

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There’ll be no happy ending in the traditional sense guys. It’d be disservice to JS and the audience if she went back to SJ at this point. I still believe he loves his his wife as I’ve stated a million times but there’s no coming back from the hurt and dishonesty he’s build his marriage on. In a lot of ways, I think he’s already accepted that and the only thing that remains now is the battle between his greed and his decency. Will he throw his former team and ex-wife under the bus?

 

As for JS, they’ll probably conclude with her coming to terms with the man she’s married was someone else all along. That’s the end of the road for her- rediscovering her marriage and the man she’s loved. As the ahjussi said to her, she’ll finally come to terms with the ending of her marriage and she’ll move on with her life. And that’s ok. 

 

This drama had me hooked. I’ve seriously gone back and forth between adoration and hate. There were some scenes that really tested my patience and in some ways my sanity lol. There some things I wish they’d dived deeper into, I still think there’re some holes in the story but that’s ok. I’m sure most women who got cheated on don’t get the answers they need and deserve.  But I think all in all, it was really well written drama. I’m looking forward to the end. 

 

 

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it earlier but I’m sooo happy that I’ve discovered this forum. It’s been super fun to read all of your insightful inputs! Merry Christmas everyone!  

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