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@cenching  @nrllee Actually all of JBA's press cons are like that. I find the most awkward was with YSJ and YSH. :tounge_xd:

 

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So far she's consistently having great chemistry with her co-stars on screen that I got curious to check at their press cons --only to find her consistently having awkward moments with them during press cons. I'm most surprised at her being able to match the level of Jang Hyuk's acting in their movie. But I think she's the least awkward with PHJ coz she was able to show him aegyo and PHJ at least responded (considering his personality) maybe because it was held after they already finished the production so they had already established a rapport before the press con was held.

 

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I wonder did the Forest Casting Staff saw them at 2018 APAN Star Awards so they were paired up for this romance drama? :mrgreen:

 

 

 

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So happy to be able to see him act cute in kdrama... it's a once in a lifetime of his career. He has proven that he can act out anything even beyond his comfort zone. :wub:

 

 

 

 

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I thought PHJ-JBA is the most awkward one, apparently I was dead wrong....:joy: Her other presscon is hilarious. An actress who has a good chemistry with her otp on screens, surprisingly can be this awkward off screen...:joy: She’s not that awkward with PHJ maybe because they “lived together” for 5-6 months for filming....:glasses:

 

I watched Innocent Thing for JH too and she was really good there especially since she was still quite young at that time...

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Park Hae Jin And Jo Bo Ah Find Themselves In A Sticky Situation In “Forest”

Mar 11, 2020
by R. Jun
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KBS 2TV’s “Forest” has revealed new stills of Park Hae Jin and Jo Bo Ah in an unfortunate situation.

“Forest” tells the story of emergency service worker Kang San Hyuk (Park Hae Jin) and passionate young surgeon Jung Young Jae (Jo Bo Ah) who discover the truth about their intertwined pasts and help each other heal.

In the latest stills, Kang San Hyuk and Jung Young Jae are on a sweet date together when they’re taken to the police station. During questioning, San Hyuk sticks to Young Jae’s side, while she fights to contain her alarm and frustration.

https://www.soompi.com/article/1387610wpp/park-hae-jin-and-jo-bo-ah-find-themselves-in-a-sticky-situation-in-forest

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On 3/10/2020 at 2:05 PM, cenching said:

 

When first time it showed that she is a Surgeon who is plaques with Panic Attack Disorder, I thought she will be fired or resign from her position next and the story will starts from there....:sweatingbullets: It's never crosses my mind that we will continue seeing her shrieking her heart out in the upcoming episodes due to her panic attack still in her position as a Surgeon without any professional interventions not to mention ex bf is a PSTD Specialist....:sweatingbullets: I don't know whether I have to laugh or cry at the absurdity of the situation so I chose to forget about it and focus on skin baring, kisses stealing and aegyo....:lol:

 

Regarding the CEO, he isn't convincing as a villain because they didn't give us enough back story or explanation about him. We only know that he is Chaebol with rich daddy who employs a bunch of thugs to do his dirty works, period.

 

 

 

 

YJ's case is baffling but I guess the show had diverted our minds enought to skin baring and kissing and aegyo that we just let go of it. lols.

 

Off topic.  I also watched Jang Hyuk's movie and surprisingly I don't recall Jo BoA at all.  Only remembered her on He is Psychometric.

 

Also ladies I may not be able to iiveblog tonight because of my connection but at least we have @nrllee to recap :) 

 

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1 hour ago, nonski said:

 

Off topic.  I also watched Jang Hyuk's movie and surprisingly I don't recall Jo BoA at all.  Only remembered her on He is Psychometric.

 

Also ladies I may not be able to iiveblog tonight because of my connection but at least we have @nrllee to recap :) 

 

 

I think she's not in He is Psychometric coz when I googled her name didn't see it in the drama / film list. Anyway, this is the clip of her movie with Jang Hyuk. 

 

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It's ok we understand if you can not liveblog. :)

Stay safe and healthy everyone coz covid 19 is on the rise. :heart:

 

 

 

 

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I'm having difficulty with my internet connection... still looking for the earlier scenes but only saw cropped videos...

 

 

@an-naum @cenching **Looks like after the award ceremony, they accompanied JYJ's dad to their house. Did she already introduce him to her dad as her new BF?**   :wub:

 

 
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2 hours ago, beyaruth said:

@cenching **Looks like after the award ceremony, they accompanied JYJ's dad to their house. Did she already introduced him to her dad as her new BF?**   :wub:


I think so, the streaming isn’t good so majority of the recapper didn’t get that part. I am dying to know what Dad told YJ because she seems unhappy/disturbed otw home with SH comforting her...

 

2 hours ago, beyaruth said:

 

@cenching They look like newlywed couple! :love:

 


For a man who claimed to didn’t date for years and forgotten about how to be in love, PHJ definitely looks very much in love and domesticated in this scene. The most heart fluttering moment was when they were in each other arm looking at the intercom...:wub:

 

2 hours ago, beyaruth said:

@cenching Poor KSH falling into the toxic mud... I felt more badly for PHJ doing that scene. I hope he did it in 1 take only.  :cry:


He was laughing in the bts still...:lol: 

 


@beyaruth I think YJ found out about his business dealings and there is a misunderstanding. Especially because she knew about the contamination. Maybe she thought he is lying to her again so she asks him to leaves...:tears:

 

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Ep 25

 

Driving home from shopping trip. SH - from this day on, I will personally look after JYJ.
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Evil CEO takes up pic of SH and YJ and says to Evil Director, “bring this woman to me”

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Retirement ceremony of YJ’s dad. Everyone in a hall, watching a video of his past 23yrs as a Rescue Worker as someone narrates. YJ wearing her new dress is on stage with her dad. YJ presents him with flowers as the others clap. 
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YJ setting table at her dad’s apartment. He is looking at his old uniform. They talk. He is grateful to have been given the chance to have met her during his time on duty. She is grateful too. That he has been safe despite being in dangerous situations all these years. He looks to want to say something important to her but is interrupted by the doorbell. SH arrives to the surprise of her dad. They share a meal together. YJ’s dad remarks how YJ (who never knew how to cook before) took great pains to prepare the meal. SH looks surprised. YJ says her dad is exaggerating. SH assures him that YJ is looking after him well. YJ’s dad he’s so cheesy to say something like that but adds, “so you should say things like that. Especially when you meet the girl’s parents”.  SH says the more you say/do cheesy things, the more accustomed you get to it and it gets easier and easier. They laugh together.

 

After the meal, SH checks out YJ’s bedroom.  He notices her book selection.  I think they chat over one of the books/comics. SH in living room with her dad looking through old photo album. YJ tries to stop them from looking at her past photos.  They laugh over old photos and have a good time.  YJ is packing to leave - her dad has packed her lots of kimchi.  She says it’s too much but her dad says it’s not because it’s for 2 of them. Lol!!  Her dad gets serious and says the older you get, the harder it gets to be close to people because you have so many other things on your mind to deal with. But he says he thinks she’s doing fine regardless, just do the best you can, he says. He tells her not to overthink and not be scared but just to put her whole heart into whatever she’s doing right now.  No matter what the outcome, at least she’s given it her best shot and that’s all that matters. SH comes out of the bathroom and overhears the next bit of their conversation (he stops in the hallway and eavesdrops). Her dad says, “You should visit your parents (grave)”.  YJ looks uncomfortable and dodges.  Her dad continues, “when I see you, I feel sorry about them (that he couldn’t save them too).  I am sure they would want to see what a fine young woman you’ve turned out to be”.  He mentions something about memorial time (I think the anniversary of their deaths) and encourages her to go. YJ is frustrated by his insistence.  Her dad backs off. SH walks in to break the tension.  They leave. 
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In the car ride home, YJ is quiet. SH tries to make conversation.  He says he’s glad to have had a glimpse into her past so he understands her better now. He thanks her for letting him into her world. He says he was very happy to have experienced her home life with her dad. It was the first time he ever felt so happy. Awww.  She takes his hand. They smile at each other affectionately. 
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Hospital. Sec is discharging himself just as SH arrives. Sec says he has stuff to do and can’t just lie in bed, he doesn’t trust that SH will be able to tackle everything on his own. SH says fine, they should finish up the stuff with Miryeong. Sec accuses him of not being empathetic because he didn’t even try to dissuade him. 
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At their office? SH and Sec watch news flash about Evil CEO and they talk business.  They wonder why he’s still smiling on TV despite having been dealt a blow from them in the business dealings. They wonder what he has up his sleeve. 
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Evil CEO talks to Evil Director whilst looking through pics of YJ. He wonders how much she knows about the whole business deal. ED says he’s not sure because he asked her to pass on her case studies for him to look through but she withheld the water testing results.  CEO wonders if she’s revealed her water test results to SH. ED says seeing SH hasn’t moved in that department, he thinks SH is still in the dark about it and he thinks YJ doesn’t know the full story either. CEO says let’s move to the next phase. ED asks what about YJ. CEO says time is of the essence. He tells ED to deal with YJ before she causes more trouble and he (CEO) will deal with SH. 
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YJ visits sick ahjumma in her home. She’s not home. Her neighbor (who is eating cucumber?) appears and tells YJ she’s gone into town to get medicine because she’s in a lot of pain and will stay with her son in town for a few days. The neighbor hands YJ a cucumber and leaves.  YJ decides to try to contact her via phone. She gets a call from ED. She tells him she would rather not take up his offer. ED tried to convince her otherwise, he says unless she agrees, they won’t go ahead with the trauma center investment. She says she will think about it more and wonders why he is so insistent that it has to be helmed by her and nobody else.

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SH at Unit. On phone talking about lake water testing? (Sorry missed this bit).  He finishes his conversation and heads into the office area where everyone is talking about a news article on the laptop. It’s an article about Miryeong being the site for the next modern village build. Everyone is appalled by the news. SH heads to his desk. The team asks TL if that means their Unit will disband as a result of the development. TL says the people up top haven’t said anything yet and he expects the existing Villagers will protest.  The team talk about where they would be potentially relocated to. Nobody welcomes the news. SH is quiet. CC asks TL if the Unit can protest about the development.  CC’s dad walks into the office, grabs CC and announces that from today CC will no longer be a Unit member. CC protests. TL suggests they (father son) discuss it in private. CC’s dad says he never sees CC anymore because of his work. They talk outside. CC is mad that his dad is so insensitive.  CC’s dad says he wants him to leave now and go overseas to study. CC’s dad is furious that he’s been fraternizing with the enemy (OBM).  CC wants to know why he should go and asks if dad has something to hide which is why he doesn’t like their pairing. His dad says he should just go overseas and study and leave the Miryeong empire (timber)!to him to grow (so CC can return and take over as CEO). CC refuses and he demands his dad apologize to OBM.  His dad says he’s frozen his bank account and sold his fancy sports car.  CC says he doesn’t need these things and unless he apologizes, he won’t go home.  CC says he’s bitterly disappointed with dad.  He leaves in a huff.

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SH looks through an old magazine with YJ’s dad’s article titled (I met my angel in the water - my daughter). He searches more on the internet about the incident. I think he’s trying to find her parents’ names and burial site?  He looks sad whilst reading the articles. 

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Back at forest home.  SH and YJ do dishes together and fool around. SH tells her she’s grown up well - become more sensible (moved on from her princess like ways earlier on). They flick bubbles onto each other, he grabs her for a back hug and the doorbell rings.  They check the intercom and a voice replies, “food delivery”.  Both act surprised as neither had ordered in. It’s CC (he had a cap on earlier so they couldn’t see his face). He brings food and beer for YJ. SH looks annoyed that he’s crashed in uninvited. CC inspects the home and says it’s perfect for 3. Lol!!  Now that he’s left home he needs a place to crash.  SH tries to tell him no.  That he likes being alone in the house and he doesn’t like housemates.  CC looks out and spies YJ’s side of the house.  YJ hurriedly closes the curtains.  CC says they are practically living together.  SH says it’s 2 separate houses and keeps telling CC to leave. CC says now that he knows of their living arrangements, he needs to keep an eye on YJ to ensure she’s ‘safe’ from SH.  He will act as chaperone much to SH’s annoyance.  Door bell rings again and it’s more food delivery. YJ looks impressed by all the special food that’s being delivered and asks how they can finish it all. CC says there’s someone else coming sure enough, it’s OBM. 
 

They have dinner together and YJ and BM are bringing up old grudges. YJ tells everyone BM used to sneak drinks during class.  CC looks surprised but says it’s cute. BM digs up dirt on YJ too and says YJ used to be called “5 legs” because she used to fool around with more than 5 guys at the one time and used to have string lots of guys along right through her school life. YJ protests and says it wasn’t ALL at the same time, it was one at any one time. SH doesn’t seem to mind (lol!)! SH says, “well looks like in the eyes of men, YJ is highly desirable” and pats her on the head. The girls are obviously not getting on and the boys looks uncomfortable.  The TV is on and it’s a program about cats. The girls are ecstatic that the program is on and rush to watch together and act all chummy. Leaving the men at the table wondering how women can behave like that.

 

They move outside to enjoy the night. Just CC and our OTP. He tells them his dad disapproves of BM and that’s why he’s left home. YJ says she doesn’t understand what the big deal is because they were just dating and it wasn’t like they were serious about marriage. CC says he doesn’t plan on giving up on BM yet. CC asks if there’s someone SH won’t give up either. SH gazes at YJ and they exchange smiles. BM comes out with a tray of food. She hears a bird call and says it’s an unusual bird call. SH and CC both identify the bird simultaneously. CC looks surprised that SH knows it. SH says it’s all on the internet nowadays which is how he knows.  CC says the name they used just then for the bird is not one found on the internet and it’s just what the Villagers here have named it. CC recounts a story about his dad from his childhood related to the bird’s name. SH looks disturbed by the revelation.

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Morning. At hospital. Dr Park comes in with a soil sample and says he’s been thinking about the water sample results and he wants to investigate further. TL arrives at the hospital to see YJ. He apologizes for not clearing up the ropes at the pool causing her to fall into the water. YJ says nothing bad happened so to forget about it. TL admits to having a problem with alcohol consumption. He thinks he needs treatment.  He recounts an incident in his past where he watched his good friend burn to death. He says 78 people (members) have taken their lives in the past 10 years. He blames the work and the heavy responsibility. He asks her why even after all these years he still can’t get the image of his burning friend out of his mind. He asks why no matter how much he drinks, he still can’t erase it. He says instead of it dulling the memory, all it does is sharpens it in his mind. He cries and says he thinks he should leave. He doesn’t want to see history repeat itself with his existing team. 
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Back at Unit. Team is chatting. TL walks in. The team are surprised to see him be other thought he took the day off. TL jokes he needs to make sure they aren’t slacking off so he can’t take he day off. CC blurts out that it’s been quiet...the team try to shush him (not to jinx it)...and sure enough alarms blare and they get a call out. The team run out to the call. It’s a fire in an apartment.

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The arrive and head into the apartment.  Some try to break open the door. SH and CC on the roof of the building get ready to rappel down to enter through the window. SH hooks up and heads down, breaks into the window through the balcony. Turns off the stove and gas.  Finds someone (a child) unconscious in the bedroom. He gets a flashback. Boy and girl singing a nursery rhyme walking through the woods. 
 

 

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@nonski @cenching

I can put up with a lot of unrealistic scenarios and even a higgledy piggledy storyline but I think the most bitter pill that I've had to swallow for this drama has been how unlikeable the character of KSH has been until recently. Some here have called him a villain (I used the word "caricature") but I think the biggest problem for me is that he's so all over the place emotionally and personality wise that he's largely unrelatable. It's the way he is written and what the writer wants to do with the character. It's in part to do with the fact that he's wears multiple hats, we don't know if he's coming or going and his sincerity is called into question repeatedly with no real underlying depth to his motivations. In the hands of a better writer I think, KSH could be a far more interesting and sympathetic antihero. PHJ has played antiheroes before... superbly I might add... but this show with its often use of clumsy humour just doesn't do the character justice.

 

The show took too long to get to where it is now with regards to KSH. Even a show like 9.5 billion Woman with all its myriads of sins gave the audience a well-rounded but highly flawed central character.

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Suri Noel...!!! I am a proud subscriber :D 

(the YouTube cat show YJ and BM watching)

 

So the business aspect is coming into clearer view for me. Just that they could've done a better job from the beginning. The building of resort seems to be only a ruse, they just wanted the land because there is something in the soil. Still have to wait for more reveal.

But wow, looks like the bad guy in the forest could be CC's dad after all. Poor CC having to deal with that later on. Preview shows us that he even hit KSH's head with a brick.

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