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[Drama 2019] Extraordinary You / Suddenly One Day, 어쩌다 발견한 하루 - 2019 MBC Drama of the Year

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It doesn't matter if the manhwa world is real or not. The characters are the ones who turn their world into reality.   In this drama it seems that on the one hand the real writer is using D

I think HR killed DO but it was not deliberate and he grabbed the sword with his left hand to stop it but it was too late. But the scene doesn’t look like a sword fight. It starts off with guards surr


     As ep. go on, my heart breaks for Kyung.. he's trying hard to change his lady love's fate but what to do LoL. At the same time, this is familiar to him (violence, abuse etc) 'cause it's all he knows. In a way it's how he controls his environment by exerting harsh words/actions. It also keep him protected from harm i.e. like a shield or an armor. From bein' hurt himself as he lost a parent as was revealed in an earlier ep. So he's lashing out at Dan Oh 'cause he's upset he might lose her but also she'd never love him the way he wants her to... he's also resentful that someone as insignificant as Haru - an extra has the capability of helping Dan Oh where he, Kyung has failed.

     Because of these reasons, I'm more drawn to Kyung. I feel for him. I find him to be the most compelling character out of the bunch. I LoL at Do Hwa that he's the resident violinist in the manhwa! Unlike Haru, Kyung he's resigned to his fate but he's just adorable isn't he? Dried Squid's still a puzzling character. Is he there for nefarious reasons? A new character is bein' introduced to ruffle up some feathers as seen in next preview..

     A lot of this in drama seem to draw similarities to life like how those who prefer stability like Kyung and then you have those who want to make a change like Haru. Kind of has certain religious tone to it as well. Sort of like You Reap What You Sow type thing.

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Finally done watching with english sub!


I agree with you @Jillia Jinmichae havent done anything wrong until now, he is actually just another victim of the writer, he was a character from trumpet creeper and become an extra in secret, just like Dan Oh and Haru, and seems like his past story is not good either. I find it satisfying too when he diss the writer lol! Says the writer is not creative and just recyling the character and story. Jinmichae is actually just afraid that something tragic will happen again in secret, I have same sentiment as him, I think baekyung is dangerous, he is a jerk and a mad man, I have a feeling that he would explode and destroy everything later

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14 hours ago, kawaiibooty said:

Also, somebody mentioned in an other site that the drama director's previous work was the Seaguk The King in Love about a king, a princess and a bodyguard (and the princess apparently falls for the bodyguard?!), and that he might playfully reference it as well in the Seaguk part of Extraordinary You with Kyung, Danoh and Haru.

The writer is different. That drama is by Song Ji Na.


Wave to everyone here!! I just got caught up with all episodes! Am loving this drama :wub:

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59 minutes ago, baby.hae said:

I agree with you @Jillia Jinmichae havent done anything wrong until now, he is actually just another victim of the writer, he was a character from trumpet creeper and become an extra in secret, just like Dan Oh and Haru, and seems like his past story is not good either. I find it satisfying too when he diss the writer lol! Says the writer is not creative and just recyling the character and story. Jinmichae is actually just afraid that something tragic will happen again in secret, I have same sentiment as him, I think baekyung is dangerous, he is a jerk and a mad man, I have a feeling that he would explode and destroy everything later

I also get the impression that BK has become more menacing. I don’t understand how he can get more explosive than he was before. Even the way he talked to Jinmichae got under my skin. E3 wanted answers too which Jinmichae responded by speaking mysteriously but when it comes to BK, it’s like a threat. Gah, when will this guy change? How about starting with his relationship with his younger brother. He’s just all anger all the time except when feeling sorry for himself and then it’s about putting down Haru for exerting himself to be more than a “mere” extra. I mean can he be less self-centered? I’m waiting for him to break out of “Me, Myself and I” mode. Then perhaps he can gain real friends.


I’m especially looking forward to Jinmichae’s story. I know he had a tragic romance too according to the character details released previously on this thread. I want to see if he’ll practice what he preaches when he sees his love again. Hmmm.

:wub: Do Hwa too. I wish he would be happy in the end. He has already given up on JD but he keeps getting pulled into her loveline with NJ. I liked it when JD briefly told off ahjumma. Ha. She’s definitely aware because her goody character would have never done that. Besides, we heard the stage change when she exited the gate of her home. 

Seems Danoh has accepted that she will die soon and she wants to spend her remaining time with Haru. It’s bravely poignant. I hope she gets her wish because I think it near impossible to defy the writer.

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16 hours ago, bebebisous33 said:

Now, I am wondering if Haru is different from the other characters because he doesn't belong to that story initially. It was outlined many times that Haru's beginning is unknown to which Haru replied that he would find his own answer. Since even Jiminchae has no idea about Haru's origin, I have been thinking that Haru might have been from the start the disturbance element in the manhwas. After appearing in Trumpet creeper, he fell in love with DO which somehow ended in a tragedy. That would explain why Haru is the only one who can change the scene on stage as he doesn't belong entirely to the story. Additionally, it would also explain why Haru can remember the "past", scenes from the manhwa "Trumper creeper". Maybe the story is repeating itself, until Haru is able to really fit in the story: he ends up with DO. Maybe the page from the manhwa showing Haru as main character next to DO and BK is the final stage of the story... maybe he started there as an extra as well...  

All great thoughts bebe!  I have watched episode 19 a couple of times now and it is BK that I find the most intriguing.  He seems to be coming to the same understanding that you just laid out.  Episode 19 went into a much different direction from the past few episodes.  The questions that BK is pondering are of the depth that you don't see often.  Look at some of the questions posed by BK, JMC et al.

  • What is true reality?
  • Where do I fit into all this?
  • Am I who I am based upon just my characteristics or am I also defined by my relationships?
  • Is this all there is?
  • Do we have the ability to change our role in life? (Free Will vs Predestination)
  • Where do I come from?
  • Is there someone who can affect our reality and how does that fit into the author's plans? (This one question alone is worth a semester of Philosophy)

I know this is primarily an entertainment show but it also allows us to think more deeply about our own lives.  Good stuff.  Now let's watch the DO/HR kiss over and over again because that is why we love this series.

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8 hours ago, Jillia said:

Ha Ru the real fox though... I always wonder if he is doing like wiping away the food from Dan Oh's lips or "accidently" touching her on purpose? :lol: :wub:


Find yourself a man who is looking and smiling at you like Ha Ru looks and smiles at Dan Oh. Also, who treats you very well and with respect.

@Jillia Speaking on behalf of men, we never have an ulterior motive for our behavior.  Ha-Ru was merely assisting Dan-Oh in appropriate oral hygiene.


More seriously, your words are sound advice.  Although no man is perfect, look for a man who treats all people well and acts with love in all their actions.

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Since the writer is lack of creativity (wth with recycling conversation from his/her other work), I think Ju Da and Nam Joo will end up like those typical shojou manga ending, where both male and female lead will be together after facing through all obstacle and challenges together..


My take on how the ending of the drama will be...


- Dan Oh character might be 'killed' by the author despite of Haru and Baek Kyung attempt to save her from dying.


- But don't worry, Haru and Dan Oh will still be together, since they will meet, AGAIN, in another manhwa. Like how Ji Mi Chae and Haru end up appearing in Secret manhwa, it is not impossible for both Haru and Dan Oh to appear in another manhwa (or probably they just end up transporting there via the blackhole)


Like, Dan Oh after dying her soul end up being transported to the other manhwa, while Haru accidentally went to the other manhwa via the blackhole (he might be super sad after Dan Oh passing and somehow one day the blackhole appear infront of him and he just walk into it, I mean he felt like he has nothing to lose now, so why not go through that weird thing)


Probably this time, they'll be a super super super insignificant character in this manhwa (you know those nameless or sometimes faceless character in comic where the writer draw just because they want to fill in the background of the frame in the comic) And since they are super insignificant their action will not be restricted by the author and they will have their own free will. So, they could live happily ever after in the comic world :)


- It will be interesting if the manhwa is actually a follow up josei manhwa about SaeMi's life after graduating high school. She has accepted that she is not fated with Nam Joo, but ended up being poor since her family has gone bankrupt (you know like those typical makjang drama plot, where share partner betraying one another, etc). And since she is now poor, she need to live like a normal citizen, like struggling to save money, go to work, do house chores without any maid helping, etc


The male lead? Hurm it can be her colleague (her team leader/manager/department head) who is actually the son of her family chauffeur. The guy initially dislike her because her snobbish attitude in the past, but end up having a change of heart since he saw her different side.


GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. And now I'm writing those cliche storyline that has been used numerously by many drama writer. LOL :D




Anyway, I'm looking forward to see what writernim will do in the remaining 6-ep

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Enjoy all 10 episodes so far. I can smell the angst coming..


Interestingly the way they calling themselves as main character and extra character in this drama remind me of how privilege work. Take BK for an example, he is among the main cast, but he is not the main character ( I would say the main one are juda and namjoo). The way he wants everything to goes according to how it should be because as the main character you are "most likely" get your happy ending - this is a privilege. Extra characters no one care about them. The moment BK realize his "privilege" being threatened (feeling like he is no longer a main character)upset him and he wants everything to be reset back to how it was - when his character has the supporting roles.


In contrast with DO reaction at first when she found out she was just extra, this would be BK's denial/reaction when he found out he's in the comic; and he would like everyone remain in their supporting roles because he knows he is one of the main character. 

But then this episode, everyone starts talking how lucky it is to be extra character because you are sort of free in the shadow and you don't bound to responsibility of a main character on stage. To some extend, I believe in order to change the story, it has to be a main character though... because main character has more power? The way Haru changing the stage so far has been because he meddle with the main character (if you take away/distract the main character off stage, someone else is bound to take over the stage) Example:

1. The namjoo birthday scene. DO and BK took over the stage. (He spilt drink over NamJoo and told dohwa to take JD somewhere else).

2. The DO collapse scene. Saemi took over the stage. (This time he meddle with the main prop of the stage rather than a person).


Im curious whether what they tried to change in the flower manhwa, maybe someone else was brought into the stage instead and tragedy happened.


BK is one interesting characters with full of conflicts. But he is not the one for Dan Oh. I just cannot see them being together. 


Also did anyone notice the "Secret" theme comes more into play now when NJ mother was sort of threatening NJ about his secret?? Maybe NJ is not the real son or something :))) Maybe this is what secret is about. 


I also read the comic spoiler and aware of what happened to squid fairy. At this point with 6 episode left, I don't know if they will bring JD's being aware into the bundle to further complicating things.. I would be happy if JD is aware and we have a secondary couple (that is JD and Dohwa (boy Im a fan of this boy), but if JD turns out to be evil then i wonder what will happen... 



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@stargazer187, except that whereas Danoh/Haru/Kyung triangle was tragic, I can’t see NJ/JD/DH following in the footsteps of Trumpet Creeper. The temperament of their love triangle is different. Do Hwa (aware) gave up on trying with Juda because he realized his interference at the party hurt “both”JD and NJ. That’s a key difference in the two love triangles. 

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After watching the last 4 episodes. This drama is just getting good. 


I like that every episode one of the characters says that the writer with it's uncreative and uninispired things even the cheesy line/s.


I have sympathy for BK but for him to have DO is a no no especially if DO doesn't even like him at all.


Too much fluffy content in the last episode even though their's a bit of angst. Looks like more problem/s would arise. 


As for DSF, looks like someone's coming to Secret I think will affect him. With few episodes left hopefully they could resolve the plot lines they layed out. 



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Since everyone is talking about Kyung I will also tell my count...


It's not like he doesn't want to change or want to be jerk all time...but you know living a life of jerk and suddenly you want him to be all lovey-dovey that's next to impossible:confused:


Just look at the cases of character who are aware...


1.) Dan oh:- she was always a girl who was in love with an jerk but it doesn't measure her personality...her traits where bubbly, cheerful, kind what she is but of course after knowing the truth about manhwa and her fake one sided crush she hated it I mean anyone in right state of mind will hate it...and that's what she has done here...she doesn't wanted anyone love just wanted to have an ordinary life with his father and friends.


2.) Do hwa:- he was always shown as a nice and kind guy who understands people around him and try to be happy and make love of her life happy...and that's what he had been doing all around even in shadow...he did tried to win his love but here comes his personality traits the moment he saw it was hurting people around him he gave up  poor soul:( I wish he will get his happy ending with juda:tears:



3.) Haru:- haru never had personality traits created by writer it was the company of dan oh and do hwa from which he learnt what's friendship and so we know a good company always bring good out of you!!! (Eeeeek I love him too much haruuuyaaa:wub: he stole my heart)



4.) Juda:- as far as we know she is awake and we can see she is frustrated with her life...well anyone would be if they have to work their richard simmons off and then being treated as a richard simmons by people around them...:confused: as far as we can see even her personality traits have not changed much...she is still taking care of her grandmother in shadow and the attachment attraction love whatever it is she feels towards do hwa makes sense cause he doesn't treats her like some object like nam Joo but I guess she has given up on him also as she know she is intended to end with nam Joo and that's where her confidence came when she thrashed nam Joo mom:smirk: it's still early for her character let's see how she turns out.



4.) Kyung:- lastly coming to baek Kyung being treated like richard simmons by his family well basically his father and stepmother (his bro looks good to me but weirdly mysterious also) all his life he has to go through yelling of his father even in the shadow and we all know that what we sow is what we ripe. All his frustrations and anger what he gets from his father is what he thrashes out on another people...and yeah after being aware and after he started to realise the only person who really cared about him has also forgotten him and moved on with someone unknown his heart and his brain is in turmoil...he doesn't want to loose her but he also doesn't know how to save her. And in last episodes you can see when people started to thrash him saying how harsh he was with dan oh he was not being jerk but being sincerely concerned about her telling that I don't like you in hospital because...(it scares me) but before he could finish himself the scene became a scene with others misunderstanding him...(LOL I hope you guys will understand me here:sweat_smile:) and when the scene ends he wants to apologize...but but personality traits come here how can he say sorry to someone his ego will get hurt:rolleyes: and even in start you guys can see that he doesn't like dan oh and thrashes her because his father just know how to use dan oh love for his own use and he doesn't like this...and there comes being bad boy thing...maybe because he thinks by doing this she will start hating him and leave him alone...and LOL that's what happened in shadow and now when he has realised his mistakes it's far beyond repair she is already someone else's love. Honestly I started feeling little depressed after writing all of this... feeling little bad for him:tears:



But hey I don't never ever shipped them at all...and I am also a college student:rolleyes: just remembered I am writing this when I have tons of assignment to write.

LOL suddenly I realised this is most long post I have ever written on soompi:sweatingbullets: I think I have literally fallen for all my E3 squad too much:joy:

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Girl I've been waiting for your post! :D @Jillia


I totally agree your opinion about Baekyung. I'm thinking exactly the same, but most of people kinda understand him at some point (even shipping him with Dan Oh) thats why I rarely say about him but I'm glad at least I'm not alone lol


I'm also too old to fall with an arrogant male lead who treat the girl like a richard simmons but somehow the girl is still in love with him. My exact reaction is like Dan Oh after the stage end lol, I dont want to be with baekyung even for a sec, I'd prefer to run to Haru asap :rolleyes:


I try to understand him but honestly I cant. In fact when I dig it deeper, the more I get annoyed by him lol.

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