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[Current Drama 2019] Love Affair in the Afternoon, 평일 오후 세시의 연인 - Fri & Sat @ 23:00 KST

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7 hours ago, Lawyerh said:

so next the "innocent not so innocent couple" will bring up their affair to another level..... go to hotel :rolleyes: So apparently not making out in forest, thank god! Mwahahaha

Ya , thank goodness . I was thinking it’s a bit too adventurous to continue their meetings here . Pesky interruptions  from insects & spying student will kill the mood :P

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9 hours ago, Lawyerh said:

 

Ok i really don't know how this affair couple will end up. The previous dialogue of JE, i have a dilligent husband and he have a sweet wife, kind of true at some level and make me worry. 

 

 

We have to remember this monologue is from JE POV and we know she is the sweetest and most innocent among the three. Her husband is a diligent office worker no doubt but as a husband, he is almost useless (I said almost because at least he still provides house and money for her - i assume). 

 

And we know NMY is not as sweet as ppl thought. She is embarassed her husband is just a teacher and lied to the colleagues. She cannot accept her husband chose a school in suburb instead of choosing a popular school in Seoul.  And she always ask him to accept her parents help just because she is embarassed. So I am not feel sorry for her although normally I back up the first wife. 

 

I kinda agree that she is already pregnant by someone else that is why she is going full force and desperate to sleep with him.  

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Ep6 is a slow burn which brings so many confronting questions to the fore, even as I feel for the characters and hope there is some form of happiness to be found, fearing for them as I see them go down the path of no return.

 

Through an unexpected external intervention of the damning photo taken by PJM, SJE and YJW have finally taken the first steps to having an affair, though it is arguable that they have not already been unfaithful to their respective spouses in their hearts and mind long before then. "Why do people get ensnared in a forbidden web? If all the people in the world lived only to love the person they are allowed to love, will everyone be happy?" SJE's musings is confronting, yet I have to agree with her question, since the root of the problems here stem from the fact that all of them are no longer happy in their marriages. Whether they have fallen out of love, or were never really in love with each other in the first place, it still stands true that love has indeed gone, for at least one if not both parties. Nonetheless, I cannot help but wonder why they are unable to walk away from their marriage before embarking in an affair. In YJW's case, does it stem from a deep-rooted loyalty to NMY after all they've gone through, or the fact that nothing drastic has happened to justify him leaving her, not just yet anyway? As for SJE, is it lack of financial independence, or her guilt towards someone whom she once loved? I wonder... if the 3rd party had never shown up in their lives, would they have continued to persevere in their respective marriages despite their own unhappiness, perhaps trying to mend what is fractured and save it before it is too late?

 

CSA's conflict and struggles resonate with me in a way her infidelities did not - breaking down in the face of her daughters' love, seeing them stand up for her to their father over his treatment of her, and the video expressing their adoration and concern. Did it even occur to her during her dalliances in the past, what she is risking - not so much her materially comfortable life, but her children - hurting them because of her affair, and the possibility of losing them, since she is less likely to have custody of them in the event of a divorce. YJW beautifully depicts CSA's fragility and pain even as she puts on a cavalier mask in front of her two confidantes, which SJE astutely realises just how much it must have cost her to be able to say those words... herself now in the same shoes, going through a similar struggle. Yet, ultimately, she still chooses to go to the hotel for an assignation with someone she wasn't even sure to be DHY. Is it in the frail hope that it would be him, despite all that's happened? Or is it out of curiosity? It is clear that she is one who is recklessly driven by her own emotions and needs without considering the consequences. Having used and thrown away countless lovers, did it never occur to her that one might come back to haunt her, having had had some empathy for those she rejected without a thought in the past when DHY pushed her away the first time.

 

NMY is a strange one to understand. She seems awed by the rampant infidelity that is going on among married women, even wondering if she is the only one without a lover. For someone who is ashamed of her husband's qualifications, not even keen to make their marriage legal, why the sudden eagerness to be pregnant? Does she instinctively feel that YJW is drawing further and further away from him, and she hopes to hold to him with a child of their own? We shall see.

 

The cross signals between the two husbands at the club are amusing to watch - both unable to quite hear what the other is saying yet agreeing with each other as if they were on the same page, ending with their off-sync toasts. It is also another commentary on how one hears, but does not really hear what the other is speaking yet not bothering to clarify, until both finds themselves on totally different paths despite starting from the same point, because there is no effort to confirm and correct any possible misconception along the way. Is that the issue with all the marriages that are portrayed? Is communication breakdown really the root of their marital problems? Or is there also a disparity where one is unwilling to voice out, while the other is unwilling to see beyond what they want? 

 

SJE's MIL is a riot. Despite her fusspot and oft-interfering ways, she seems to care for SJE, which SJE herself acknowledges when she suggested bringing her MIL for an outing over the weekend, which her precious son shoots down because he doesn't want to hear her nagging. I had a good laugh when she confronts her son at his workplace, outright asking him if he had erectile dysfunction :D Like many others here, I do wonder why JCK is not sexually interested in his wife, pouring all his passion into his birds instead. Is it because of the old saying that familiarity breeds contempt? Yet he must have loved her once, at least enough to marry her, and we do see a crazy side to him as well when he lets himself loose in the club. I hope this will be answered going forward rather than just simplistically putting the blame on being bored with their mundane lives.

 

At last, LYJ suspects that his wife is having an affair, something he never even considered possible, very telling by the way he had scoffed when he found lingerie which he obviously never saw her wear, in the laundry basket. Will she admit to her infidelities if he confronts her? He has the upper hand in the marriage, and I do not believe he will forgive and forget, having seen his nasty temperament in the past. Is CSA ready for his retaliation, and by extension DHY?

 

This drama continues to be well paced and sensitively portrayed, deliberate in its execution yet hitting the mark where it matters, in more ways than one. The performances are all on point, everyone embodying their roles which makes me empathise with them that much more. Am not sure if it is meant to be 12 or 16 episodes due to the conflicting news, but either way, please continue to maintain if not outdo this excellent standard to the end, however painful that end may be.

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15 hours ago, ktcjdrama said:

Is that the English subs? 

 

@liltash85 SJE mentioned to CSA that her husband is her first love, her only love and her last love. She has never dated anyone else but her husband. I have impression they know each other from school. 

i know she did said that but I still doubt that bird lover is SJE first love. It's either he said that to CSA wearing a nice wife mask or she does not really know what love really means. I believe the later because she really become someone new when she is with YJW. To say that YJW is too different from bird lover is not so. YJW is obsessed with flora and fauna too. just that he looks better as a man. So I do believe SJE never really know what love is prior meeting YJW. 

 

N I have a feeling they never consummate their marriage. 

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17 minutes ago, liltash85 said:

i know she did said that but I still doubt that bird lover is SJE first love. It's either he said that to CSA wearing a nice wife mask or she does not really know what love really means. I believe the later because she really become someone new when she is with YJW. To say that YJW is too different from bird lover is not so. YJW is obsessed with flora and fauna too. just that he looks better as a man. So I do believe SJE never really know what love is prior meeting YJW. 

 

N I have a feeling they never consummate their marriage. 

I believe marriage is consummated before. No normal man would not do it with a legal wife. Just that husband not too interested in it, so probably never happen again. I am curious when they get the birds. 

I too believe SJE only has one man in her life, and she mistook it as Love of her life. There are many naive women like that out there. 

YJW loves nature indeed, but I won’t call it obsession. He loves nature in general, whereas JCK is obsesssed with Love and Faith. He didn’t like the sickly sparrow. 

 

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New BTS! Wish I could find subbed versions of the BTSes... 

 

 

 

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I'm a bit on withdrawal... pardon me for make you all boring & keep appearing here :joy: :heart:

 

I need to share this mv... the couple really gave a lot of butterflies.... Don't they? 

 

 

 

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 Finally watched with subs...did Soo Ah just tell JW's wife that JE has a lover too and calls them "Pure Rain Shower Couple"  ?  :lol:What's the chinese translation for this?   It will be raining fire and  brimstone once wifey finds out :skull:.  But I am not a fan of the wife and it has nothing to do with JE. It's the way she guilts JW that bothers me. She tells him she feels like a stranger but she does not want the marriage registered.  When he drove her to work , she comments that she finally feels like someone's wife , but yet she is ashamed of her husband and what he does.  She had an affair with a married man and seems to admire SA's infidelity, but she immediately gets worried that JW is having one when he does not want to have babies. Ironic. 

 @Latte_Anyday quoting you here

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Yup timing is everything. But the fact that very little is known of the 3 couples backstories like how they met etc. It's hard to see what their motivations are for their marriage other than mere convenience?  

 

 

 

Yes, it's true that we're not shown how the couples met and it's just a guessing game on our part to what led them to marriage. Convenience and possibly social pressure (and expectations)  would have a role to play.  But something that JW said to his wife when they had their dinner date caught my attention.  She was having a burger and said she missed it as it reminded them of their days in the US doing research together and this was something they always had. His reply - that was because it was the only thing available so late at night. It felt to me that that is how he viewed their marriage. That they were each other's only option when they were far away from home. I remember she told Soo Ah , when he "saved" her from getting shot  she knew she can't let him go as he could be the one- so it is as if she actively pursued him.  He was her rebound after her tumultuous affair .  So JW's words at the dinner hints at regret, as if he just went along with it .

 

 And watching bird husband do his dance routine cracked me up no end. @Ameera Ali it will be an awesome gif . I am actually very eager to see if anything will develop further between him and the intern. If he sleeps with the latter , then it's safe to say it is not sex that he's uninterested in but it's physical intimacy with JE that he is avoiding.  

 

I am unable to watch all Channel A YT vids due to regional restrictions. If you have the same problem , this IG account has the BTS

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@triplem

Interesting. 

Honestly, I find them so dull as a married couple LoL. They have so little in common also. I just find her annoying, it just irks me whenever she shows up eheheh:P She's like..really bossy? Like "Oh why aren't there pictures of me?" or... "Don't you want to have kids?":crazy::rolleyes: 

I'm guessing it's the money that drew Soo-Ah to her husband, or he could've knocked her up & that ended her ballet career Idk. As for Ji-Eun, it definitely looks like a arranged marriage. She's really sweet & feminine and is considered to be the ideal type for most Korean men so why is her husband indifferent!?  

 

Why is Soo-Ah so candid in sharing with Jung-Woo's wife on her cheating transgressions? It's not like somethin' to be proud of! And to think that Jung-Woo's wife has yet to find out on her husband & Ji-Eun yikes. 

 

That scene at the club cracked me up too! Especially when they couldn't hear each other:lol:

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@Lawyerh , @Sejabin sign to look for when the relationship dead :yum::D

 

In bed together  :mrgreen:

 

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Eating with each other :joy:

 

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#affairteam# some BTS for the long wait. My affair team leader @ktcjdrama (she's the one signed me up to this drama lol)... for you.... 

 

 

 

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I don't mean to be pervy....but @Lawyerh I need a longer version of the kiss BTS :D. Do you know how many times I have been watching that last bit and the preview? 

One for the tormented artist..BTS photo. Great abs there :P. This is his IG account

Edit to add...third video..PHN super shy after the kiss, hahaha and LSY was just playing it cool ! Cute

 

 

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Yes,  I noticed that segment as well during their dinner!! His wife clearly saw him as the only option at the time and he was convenient to her, just like what he said about the restaurant that she likes. There are a lot of hidden meaning to the dialogues in this drama - I love it!  And CSA definitely got the flu from the artist LOL! 

 

 

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Just finished ep 5..

 

1. Wives need care and appreciation 

2. Husbands want appreciation too and attention.

3. Touching is important in marriage. Like a baby need to be touched by his/her mom. Touching is one way to express your caring or loving feelings.

4. Women need good career so men would not underestimate you. Seems that being good housewives would not be enough to men to appreciate their wives.

5. When lonely, you cannot differentiate love or lust. 

 

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5. When lonely, you cannot differentiate love or lust. 

 

 

Ex lover :joy: 

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Lust :mrgreen:

 

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All in the body language :kiss_wink:

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Oh Gosh @Ameera Ali the first pair of pics with cage is so spot on funny!  You know I’m counting down to tomorrow night . I think I might just stream it if I can find a good link 

 

Channel A updates 

This IG account translated the words 

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BTS stills

 

 

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just finished ep 6 :blush:

 

my comment is just they all need to consult to psychologyst.

 

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