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[Drama 2019-2020] Crash Landing on you, 사랑의 불시착

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  1. 1. What will happen to the OTP at the end of this drama?

    • Sweet happy ending for Ri-ri in SK
    • Cue sad music ..the divide is just too great ..the OTP will be separated
    • An open ending where they will meet again on the bridge in Switzerland ...

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What is episode 10.5 comrades? Have any of you seen it? Is it worth clicking on the link, it seems like its one of those websites that has tons of virus?

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1 hour ago, mouse007 said:

 

When you come across something you want to Quote, click on the + sign instead of "Quote". This will store the post for you and you can keep on clicking on the + sign for any post you want to quote. You'll notice on the bottom right corner of your screen there's a button that accumulates all of the posts you "quoted". Then when you are ready, click on that box at the bottom right corner and it will insert all of the quotes for you in one post. :D This makes it easy for you to continue to accumulate posts even when moving from page to page. It remembers all of it.

 

I am still not over CLoY and now there is a void that needs to be filled!

 

I seriously don't know how HB is going to do another drama and look just as good. I feel like he set such a high bar with Captain Ri.

Thank you so much that's makes more sense and I wondered what the + sign was for now I know :grin: thanks for helping the newbie! This has been fun following the thread but exhausting at times when I come back and theres been like 5 more pages added because I don't want to miss anything ...but. 

I totally agree about HB I mean idk I said in an earlier post...just when I thought he couldn't get hotter he did! Earlier I was rewatching ep 7 when he's in hospital and Seri had finished sewing his jacket and walked out frustrated by his answer about kiss....he has that dumb but hilarious look like ...did I say something wrong...then when he turns his head to look at jacket and smiles....GOOD LORD...even with gunshot wound and ashy lips that man is to die for. I feel like I need to repent for thoughts I have everytime I look at him. :flushed::love:

I know they're professionals and it's not like she hasn't ever kissed anyone good looking but....not HB! I just wonder even if they're not anything other than friends still can u imagine the experience of filming that type of drama with HIM! They had pretty good chemistry in Negotiation also even tho shot thru a monitor. I thought he was sexy in that movie with his long hair and bad boy looks. Idk where do you stop talking about HB or SYN for that matter?  I wonder also how long this post will go on how soon will people move on and it start to fade? It just has a different feel to it. 

SYJ has been my girl crush since Moment to Remember...my very 1st kdrama years ago that I watched strictly by accident just because story sounded appealing. That was way before I intentionally sat down to watch a movie with subs...which everyone thinks I'm crazy for doing! I tell them it's so good you don't even think about it after a while it's totally worth it!

I love the pics I saw posted of her with her friends in her downtime. She seems so cool and confident. I love that she isn't pressured by people reg marriage and family. She is happy and satisfied with her life obviously and when/if that happens great if not she's fulfilled. It's such a liberating thing for a woman imo to be true to her self, passions, career etc and not fall into the stigma that women must marry and have children. Ok...see you can just keep going and going!

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Glad to see this forum still very active! I guess many of us still have so much to express and so many questions to ask about CLOY! I really wish we can interview the writer and ask her 100 questions!

 

One thing just came to my mind - that reunion/ separation scene at DMZ border was actually the FIRST TIME that Seri asked JH to stay and not go!!

 

In all their other good-bye scenes, both of them try so hard to be brave and rational, and tell each other that they will be OK so just go without worry. BUT in that scene, BOTH of them expressed outwardly for the first time their desire to stay together. SR crying out for JH not to leave and to stay with her, JH telling her to wait and pray earnestly, and it will happen. That's probably why that scene caused so many CLOY fans to cry their eyes out!!

 

3 hours ago, INeedAFan said:

 

Wow even Dave!

 

LOL!! Actually Dave did a few interviews with the NK defector and youtuber Kang Nara about North Korea's language and culture, and also about CLOY. If I am not mistaken, this is the 2nd video on CLOY that he did with Kang Nara. She is also one of the consultant for CLOY writing team.

 

1 hour ago, blue_fleurs said:

 

Good point - see I wish episode 16 dedicated more time into explaining and fleshing out RJH's side of things.  If there's ever a time use flashbacks it would be now - flashbacks to how RJH came up with this plan, things he did while he was in SK to put it together. 

 

 Which brings me again to the point where we should have seen at least a scene where his mom helped him bring his plan to fruition (we know she had a part, not sure to what extent, given her realization moment after talking to SD's mom).

 

Thinking about it again, initially I felt terrible for RJH during the separation years because he had no information about SR, didn't have any consoling text messages from her, nothing.  ..........But anyway, after taking in your point about how RJH must have had a plan and was working on how to bring it to fruition, and in that sense he must have had a lot of hope that was able to help him continue with life day by day knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

It's the saddest part - to know they had to feel at some point there was no light at the end of the tunnel - so I'm glad RJH probably didn't actually feel that way at all.  Maybe SR did. (Still brings me much comfort, for RJH).

 

For this reason I was also really upset that RJH didn't give her any glimmer of hope but I suspect because of the situation and all ears around, he couldn't be so blatant about telling her, "we will see each other again" - nor could he do this on the pre-set text message which could be at risk for being read by others (whatever the wiretap version of text messages is).  After rewatching the last separation scene I can now see that he said to her, "pray desperately and wait, you asked if you can see someone that way, you can."  I'm going to believe that was his biggest hint dropped to her, and I hope she understood, and they both believed in it.

 

I agree, I also wish they included scenes of JH planning for his reunion with SR in the epilogue, just like what they usually do as a flashback to explain things. We got hints of it when JH announced to the ahjummas that he is being discharged and will become the pianist for National Symphony, but more details will be even better.

 

As for no sad scenes of SR, she said something about being happy and taking care of herself, as that will make JH happy. Seriously, both of them are SOULMATES and just know what the other person is thinking or feeling, even if they are apart physically. That's why we SHIP this OTP so hard!

 

About JH's mom helping him, I actually think his dad will also have played a big role. He's the one with all the influence and power, and probably the mom helps to persuade him. When the dad rescued JH and killed the chubby Military Director, and then asked JH about SR, I can see he has decided to support his son in whatever his heart desires. JH's tears when he saw his dad kill the military director shows that he was very touched by what his father did to protect him. Remember that before this, CCG was telling JH that his dad didn't protect his older brother and JH was so shocked/ saddened by it.

 

I also think JH kept his sanity and motivation by working towards the reunion with SR. He must have kept in his memory (he has very good memory lol) all the text messages he wrote and even do the same things he advised SR to do. Besides SR, getting back to playing the piano again must also be another inspiration and happiness for him. He is fully living again after SR crash landed into his life. :D He even helped MB and family relocate to Pyongyang with a new job!

 

JH can't tell SR at the beginning of his text about the possibility of their reunion as that will totally cause her to go haywire and panic, instead of focusing in taking care of herself and living happily. He's also taking a risk with that reunion text cuz he could have been easily killed by the military director on the way back to Pyongyang..... thank god this is kdrama romcom and the writer gave us a happy ending!

 

21 minutes ago, L A said:

What is episode 10.5 comrades? Have any of you seen it? Is it worth clicking on the link, it seems like its one of those websites that has tons of virus?

 

That site Kissasian should be fine. It's a very popular asian drama online site and I've watched many dramas and movies on it. Have not seen it yet but I think this is the special episode during the long break of Lunar New Year. It has commentaries by the ducklings on different scenes of episodes that have been aired up (ep 1-8). Should be lots of fun!

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The interview with one of the writers is out!
https://subin.kim/4464: Crash Landing on You: meet the defector writer behind stunning details on North Korea

 

This lines had me cracking :lol:

 

“It’s their story. It’s about them,” he says. “And I guess that especially North Korean men would feel very grateful to have a handsome guy like Hyun Bin to play one of them,” he chuckles.  
 

Another one

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, INeedAFan said:


Around 3-4 weeks. I am leaning towards 4 weeks. 
 

Anyway, does anyone know if any HB and SYJ dramas or movies have wedding scenes? I am going to make my own FMV with IU’s OST :lol:. I am still upset they didn’t have a proper wedding :ph34r:.

me too am still upset :wub: bc i was also looking f/ward to a wedding scene at least since she paraglided again in Switz why didn't they? :( is writer-nim thinking of a sequel or whaaat? LOLs!!! i'll see if i can find one of them in old dramas with wedding scene/s and i'll let you know :)

 

 

I think as always it's not easy to get over WS but keeping in touch w/all the comrades here helps a great deal :) !! Now we're wondering what are they up to now that this drama has ended, we all realize there's not bonus trip or reward trip, maybe they're just on hold (?) or each of them got their own plans to rest or just go to Disneyland :) - not Jeju do bc they're probab sick of gg there, somewhere exotic but again they may perhaps adamant to take a trip these days bc of the COR.virus!!

I just hope we'll see our OTP again in another blockbuster drama or movie! am sure we all miss the F5 and one actor that i'd def follow is Kim jung hyun or in CLOY charac GSJ! i must admit during the first few episodes i kinda loath his character but he grows on you esp when at the end he didn't make it, that was kinda sad esp Dan ssi and himself just started to fall for each other! :(

 

This drama for certain will be one of my best Kdrama favorites! Not sure if some of you will agree, but to me this rank in the Kdrama classic! :) Let's wish them a good restful week now that the drama just wrapped up and also to us comrades here that we'll soon recover from all the sadness :tears: that they won't be a part of our w/ends anymore but it won't go away that easily :) am still re-watching some of the episodes last nite & still got teary:cry: with that ep 16 scene as JH and F5 were crossing the DM line and SR crying her heart out running to JH, her acting in that scene was so natural/convincing in every sense of the word! Gosh they're both exceptionally great in their roles! It's just hard to even imagined we were watching a fictional story coz you can emote to their scenes in most, if not all, the episodes! I miss them soooo much already :) !!!

 

This thread reached to 400 pages and are we gg to wrap this up too like the drama? lols i always enjoyed reading posts fr comrades here & this thread feels like it's our SANCTUARY now, it's almost like we're one family bec of SR & JH woah! This drama allowed me/us to meet here and exchanged views about it and with some artistic gifs, still photos, vids, etc. added more spices to this thread! I'm sure another drama (maybe not as great as this one :) ) will let us meet again in another thread :)

 

 

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1 hour ago, INeedAFan said:

The interview with one of the writers is out!
https://subin.kim/4464: Crash Landing on You: meet the defector writer behind stunning details on North Korea

 

Wow, thanks for this! What an interesting read, both the article and also the detailed FAQ. I find the writer's background especially fascinating. The fact that he actually served in the Supreme Guard Command (like bodyguard for the ruling Kim family) makes all the NK spy/ Div 11/ political play part of the script very believable.

 

The defector writer behind the scenes 

Kwak Moon-wan, who defected from North Korea more than a decade ago, was the one who midwifed the storyline. 

Unlike the other defectors who offered some consultations in the production, he joined the team of writers led by Park Ji-eun from the beginning, who is best known for the global K-drama sensation My Love from the Star.  

 

Among more than thirty thousand defectors living in the South, no one could do the job better than Kwak. Born and raised in Pyongyang, he graduated Pyongyang University and Cinematic Arts, majoring in film directing before having served in the Supreme Guard Command.  

As a member of the elite force in charge of ruling Kim family’s protection, Kwak witnessed what happens behind the shroud. It also led to his descent.   

 

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Day 3 and post drama trauma is still too overwhelming. I’ve decided to binge watch CLOY again to cope :bawling: 

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@INeedAFan woah thx for sharing that link, it was very interesting indeed to read another writer contributed to CLOY story and who better to give some analogy than someone who defected to the South a decade ago! Now we know this writer Mr Kwak contributed to some of the realities he'd experienced living in the North! What a great concept that he sorta mid-wifed this drama aside fr writer-nim!

 

Just stumbled upon this article fr hancinema and it's amazing how CLOY are still being watched by viewers which earned another 3%! We're so happy for them!

[HanCinema's News] Rebroadcast of Already Aired "Crash Landing on You" Finale Hits 3% Ratings

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Following news that "Crash Landing on You" has exceeded previous tvN hits like "Goblin" and "Answer Me 1988" as the most popular drama for the network, the drama's popularity has persisted even past the final episode.

According to the rating tracking compant TNMS (Total National Multimedia Statistics), the final episode of "Crash Landing on You" accounted for 3% of requested videos via on-demand services on February 17th, outperforming all other available programming.

These numbers will provide a further boost to ratings that had already hit major milestones in previous weeks. According to TNMS, the February 9th broadcast of "Crash Landing on You" had reached over 21 million viewers in the period from February 9th to February 14th. This statistic included the original broadcast, the rebroadcast, TV Video On Demand services, and Internet broadcasts.

 

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8 Of The Best 'Crash Landing On You' Quotes That Will Stay In Our Hearts Forever

There were too many to choose from!
 
by KAREN PANGAN | A day ago

 


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PHOTO: NETFLIX

 

 

WARNING: *Major* spoilers ahead for Crash Landing On You! Don't read if you haven't seen the latest episode yet!

 

Crash Landing On You just wrapped up and we're still breathless over how GOOD its ending is. The plot, which follows the Romeo and Juliet-esque love story between South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye Jin) and North Korean captain Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin), has taken over K-Dramaland by storm (or should we say tornado?) and for good reason: The casting is great, the writing is awesome, and the quotes are so memorable! 

 

Since we're all still nursing a hangover from the drama's finale, there's no better time to look back on some of the best lines in CLOY. A little warning, some of these quotes can spoil you, so better bookmark this for next time if you haven't finished watching it yet!


 

1.  "Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right direction. It was like that for me, too. Throughout my life, I always felt like I was on the wrong train. One time, I wanted to give up. I didn't want to go anywhere. So I thought of jumping off the train. Look where I am now. I took the wrong train again, and a very wrong one at that. Still, you should think about the future, even if things don't go as you wish. I hope you arrive at the right station, no matter which train you take." —Se-ri, Episode 5

Not everyone can manage getting swept into unknown lands without breaking down, but our favorite girl Se-ri does this with grace. Sure, there were moments when she felt hopeless, but she kept herself together and never stopped fighting her way.

 

 

2.  "I have only been loving myself and hating myself and I have only been protecting myself and abandoning myself. All I had was myself, I didn't have anybody else, so this is awkward for me, having someone else that isn't myself. All along, I had you by my side. Usually, I don't get scared, but now I'm a bit scared. I'm scared something might happen to you. Does this mean you have become a special person for me?" —Se-ri, Episode 7

One of the greatest things about the drama is how human its characters are. This is something you get to see in Se-ri the most with how she handles things. Yes, she isn't perfect and you could see how her background has made her develop coping mechanisms that are not exactly healthy, but in a time when you're always exposed to too-good-to-be-true characters, you need an inspirational figure like her who makes mistakes and come out a better person from them. Oh, and the way she welcomed that change within her by opening herself up to care for someone else? That's character development, y'all.


 

3.  "I don't want to constantly look back on this day and be regretful in the future, that's why. I could've protected her if I'd been faster. I could have saved her if I'd done a better job. I don't want to be thinking like that. You know how miserable it is to live a life like that. On my way back home, I couldn't even breathe. I was worried I might have put her in trouble. If something happens to her, I'll be living in hell until the day I die." —Captain Ri, Episode 9

Se-ri wasn't the only one dealing with her own ghosts. This drama sets you up to think there is nothing that can shake Captain Ri, so this moment when he stands up for someone else and allows his vulnerability to shine is so beautiful and heart-wrenching.


 

4.  "You're waiting for someone, but even you think that you're pathetic. That's not love. It's an obsession. The love you once had has changed and is now rotting. You should throw it away." —Seung-joon, Episode 10

Here's our favorite second lead serving the perfect nugget of advice to Seo Dan (Seo Ji Hye), aka those of us who've felt ourselves slip away because of our "love" for someone. Seung-joon (Kim Jung Hyun) is by no means a perfect person in this drama, but if there's anything you can't discredit him for, it's knowing how to walk away from a relationship that no longer serves you.
 


5.  "I wonder which one is love. Hoping that you're worrying about me like I am for you and wishing that you're pining for me like I do for you. Is this love? Or on the other hand, is it wishing that you won't be worried about me, that you'll forget about me and all the moments we've shared? Is that love? If it's neither, is it love that I'm willing to go through everything from the very beginning just so I can meet you once again?" —Se-ri, Episode 10

What makes CLOY so different from run-of-the-mill dramas is it slaps you—sometimes harshly—with the realities of falling in love. It's normal to feel selfish about your feelings and wanting that love to be reciprocated, but Se-ri shows how loving someone can also be by wishing the opposite so that the person she cares for doesn't suffer.


 

6.  "Even if I have to worry about losing you every day, I want to have you in my life. Even if it breaks my heart because it's a dream that can't come true, I'd like to sincerely dream of the future." —Captain Ri, Episode 14

From being someone who had an innate fear of getting attached to people, this line lets you see just how much Captain Ri has matured emotionally. He knows that the chances between him and Se-ri being together are low, but still he was willing to risk his heart just so he could at least hope for the best for the two of them. In all relationships, you always have equal chances of losing and gaining something, and hearing him say this is proof of just how much he cares for her.
 

 

7.  "At the end of that long dream, I finally made a choice. That even if I go back in the past, even if I do for a hundred more times, I will still choose to meet you." —Se-ri, Episode 15

Who didn't bawl their eyes out upon hearing this line? Se-ri saying this despite everything is, for us, the purest and most honest form you can acknowledge your feelings for another person. No relationship can ever be considered perfect and you can know that you are truly invested if you're willing to accept even the not-so-beautiful parts of it.


 

8. "I got on the wrong train, and that very train brought me here. It brought me to the place I've yearned to come every morning and night. It brought me to my destination." —Captain Ri, Episode 16

We don't know about you, but we don't think there's any better way to close this show than hearing Captain Ri say this. The story started with Se-ri boarding the "wrong train" and him being too scared to get on one, so to speak, and yet we see them go full circle by embracing what fate has brought them unexpectedly. We all can learn something from this—that sometimes, getting lost is exactly what can help us find something bigger than our fears and doubts.

 

 

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https://www.knetizen.com/crash-landing-on-you-overtakes-goblin-to-achieve-highest-ratings-in-tvn-history/


“Crash Landing On You” 21.7%, The drama has the highest ratings in tvN history
 

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According to Nielsen Korea, the final broadcast of “Crash Landing on You” scored an average nationwide rating of 21.683 percent and a peak rating of 24.1 percent, smashing the previous record set by “Goblin” back in January 2017 (whose finale achieved a peak rating of 20.5 percent).

 

The drama performed even better in the Seoul metropolitan area, where it scored an average viewership rating of 23.249 percent for its final episode. cr

original post: naver

 

1. [+598, -5] Congratulations. Thank the cast and crew for hard work~~^^

2. [+517, -4] Wow, No.1!!!! Congratulations on the drama that really deserves it! A solid drama with no acting holes!!!!!! I’m gonna miss everyone… What’s my pleasure now without this drama?

3. [+333, -15] It’s my favorite drama

4. [+121, -3] It was so fun.

5. [+64, -1] It was the best. I cried and laughed a lot while watching the drama. The actors and actresses had a hard time filming in the cold weather!~~~

6. [+60, -1] Hyun Bin was really cool, but Son Ye Jin once again proved her great acting. She has a pretty face and sad acting, and she plays all kinds of things too well. It’s also amazing that she continues to work on her dramas rather than making money through her CF.

7. [+64, -17] Wow, the drama broke the ratings. I didn’t watch ‘Goblin’. I watched ‘Crash Landing On You’, but I knew it was the best drama in my eyes!

8. [+41, -0] Son Ye Jin’s crying acting was the best… Even the supporting actors are solid and the best drama of recent times.

9. [+42, -2] That’s right. Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s acting are the best

10. [+38, -1] Seriously, this is the best drama of my life so far…

 

 

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4 hours ago, INeedAFan said:


Around 3-4 weeks. I am leaning towards 4 weeks. 
 

Anyway, does anyone know if any HB and SYJ dramas or movies have wedding scenes? I am going to make my own FMV with IU’s OST :lol:. I am still upset they didn’t have a proper wedding :ph34r:.

Hyunbin have a wedding scene in hyde Jekyll and me drama.

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Dear comrades, thank you for the welcoming and interactive atmosphere here. This is the most amazing forum I have ever seen. I really enjoyed every bit of my experience here. I am an avid fan of K-dramas for 10 years but never even posted anything under other drama threads. CLOY has been the far best drama of all time for me and I really enjoyed your engaging, intellectual and fun discussions here. I am happy to be a part of CLOY family here. Although I had so much work, I couldn't focus anything but CLOY while it was airing. I think its time for me to go back to my work. If I don't finish my piling papers I won't be able find a job and blame CLOY:P. All I wanted to say thank you and continue with your amazing analysis which I enjoy read all the time. I will still come around and read for insightful posts but I may be less posting. Hope to meet you all in a new drama after I finished my papers:kiss_wink:

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5 hours ago, INeedAFan said:

Anyway, does anyone know if any HB and SYJ dramas or movies have wedding scenes? I am going to make my own FMV with IU’s OST :lol:. I am still upset they didn’t have a proper wedding :ph34r:.

@INeedAFan made some digging, seems SYJ has wedding scene in her 2003 series "Shark" and HB in "Hyde, Jekyll and Me. Will wait for your fanvid. :D

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@INeedAFan Hyde Jekyll Me towards the end, ep 18 or ep 19 I think for HB

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Just wanted to share one of my favorite FMVs for CLOY... Gives me the chills everytime I watch it.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Esteraela said:

Question:

Some people are really unhappy with CLOY because Jeong Hyeok is cheating on Seo Dan.

How will you justify that JH was cheating on SD or not?

 

@Esteraela I think JH was not cheating on SD. He developed feelings for SR while he was helping her return to SK unintentionally and unknowingly. However, he finally acknowledged in himself that he likes SR when he was hospitalized at Sariwon (Ep 7). When SD visited him, he confessed and expressed to SD that they cannot continue the engagement because he has feelings for someone else. But SD wanted to stick to the wedding plans.
 

On 2/14/2020 at 5:25 PM, Samnamu-unnie said:

8. However, i think it was during the Sariwon hospital scene that they finally acknowledged in themselves their love for each other. It was at that time when they could not help but show and admit even to those around them what they feel (Jeong hyeok admitted that he cant continue the engagement with Seo Dan).

 

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Comrades I have some questions.
 

     In Ep 7, GSJ was having noodles with SD and there was a part he told SD that JH couldn't have romantic feelings because that is the downside of arranged marriage. He said something else then SD asked how did he know. He said he almost had an arranged marriage but it fell apart. Then his heart began to flutter and he couldn't stop thinking about her (he refered to SR right?).
 

     So GSJ had feelings for SR but was not very much in to her? Or he truly had budding feelings for SR after the engagement was called off but he also had other motives (reclaiming what his father lost in business)?

 

     Later on, he proposed marriage to SR as means to help her leave NK. I couldn't figure out what was truly in GSJ's heart and mind because after SR chased after JH, he eventually helped the two escape in order to bring SR to the outpost.

 

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27 minutes ago, Samnamu-unnie said:

Comrades I have a question.
 

     In Ep 7, GSJ was having noodles with SD and there was a part he told SD that JH couldn't have romantic feelings because that is the downside of arranged marriage. He said something else then SD asked how did he know. He said he almost had an arranged marriage but it fell apart. Then his heart began to flutter and he couldn't stop thinking about her (he refered to SR right?).
 

     So GSJ had feelings for SR but was not very much in to her? Or he truly had budding feelings for SR after the engagement was called off but he also had other motives (reclaiming what his father lost in business)?

 

     Later on, he proposed marriage to SR as means to help her leave NK. I couldn't figure out what was truly in GSJ's heart and mind because after SR chased after JH, he eventually helped the two escape in order to bring SR to the outpost.

 

My take on this:

When having noodles with SD, the woman whom GSJ referred to was Seri.

 

He probably meant that after Seri called off the engagement, he found her attractive and was interested to know her as a woman rather than a revenge tool.

 

But beyond his interest in Seri, I think his bigger motive was still revenge. Despite his revengeful heart, he couldn't bear to let Second Brother kill Seri, which was why he proposed to her to help her escape NK. After all, the last time GSJ saw Seri was 7(?) years ago in the restaurant. It doesn't make sense for him to be interested in Seri for 7 years after that brief encounter. When GSJ said what he said to Dan, he probably meant he was interested in Seri (for awhile) after the restaurant incident, not the whole 7 years.

 

I believe that he also had motives to carry out his revenge AFTER the paper "marriage" with Seri. Even though it was only a paper marriage, GSJ is scheming enough to milk something out of it afterwards. We are talking about GSJ after all, who had plotted for years on how to take revenge. Which was why he looked so pissed that Seri rejected the marriage and went after RJH. Because that means his revenge plan is foiled again.

 

However, it was that incident where RJH appeared at GSJ's house to rescue Seri, that brought GSJ closer to Dan. Because afterwards, GSJ and Dan met up even more regularly to pour out their hearts, and started to become more interested in each other.

 

In the last 2 epi, GSJ said that Dan made him want to become a better man.

 

If what he said was after getting to know Dan better, it makes sense as to why GSJ helped Seri and RJH escape to SK, because GSJ is not evil/bad inherently, just blinded with revenge.

 

And somewhere along later in the episodes, GSJ also mentioned (it was implied) to Seo Dan that he helped them so that Seo Dan can see that what she and RJH is not love, because RJH was willing to risk his life for Seri. So Seo Dan should move on.

 

At this point, GSJ's motive of wanting to take revenge has shifted to a motive of wanting Seo Dan know how much better she deserves (and that's GSJ).

 

Also, around the time he helped Seri and RJH escape to SK, GSJ was quite certain that it is Seo Dan whom his heart is after and she is who he wants to be with. Then, it makes no sense for him to try to keep Seri and fulfil a paper marriage with her for "revenge". 

 

Thanks for posting the question because I didn't think deeply about it. But because you asked it, it made me rack through my brains and realise even more how the writer thought through about GSJ's character development as well!

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Esteraela said:

 

My take on this:

When having noodles with SD, the woman whom GSJ referred to was Seri.

 

He probably meant that after Seri called off the engagement, he found her attractive and was interested to know her as a woman rather than a revenge tool.

 

But beyond his interest in Seri, I think his bigger motive was still revenge. Despite his revengeful heart, he couldn't bear to let Second Brother kill Seri, which was why he proposed to her to help her escape NK. After all, the last time GSJ saw Seri was 7(?) years ago in the restaurant. It doesn't make sense for him to be interested in Seri for 7 years after that brief encounter. When GSJ said what he said to Dan, he probably meant he was interested in Seri (for awhile) after the restaurant incident, not the whole 7 years.

 

I believe that he also had motives to carry out his revenge AFTER the paper "marriage" with Seri. Even though it was only a paper marriage, GSJ is scheming enough to milk something out of it afterwards. We are talking about GSJ after all, who had plotted for years on how to take revenge. Which was why he looked so pissed that Seri rejected the marriage and went after RJH. Because that means his revenge plan is foiled again.

 

However, it was that incident where RJH appeared at GSJ's house to rescue Seri, that brought GSJ closer to Dan. Because afterwards, GSJ and Dan met up even more regularly to pour out their hearts, and started to become more interested in each other.

 

In the last 2 epi, GSJ said that Dan made him want to become a better man.

 

If what he said was after getting to know Dan better, it makes sense as to why GSJ helped Seri and RJH escape to SK, because GSJ is not evil/bad inherently, just blinded with revenge.

 

And somewhere along later in the episodes, GSJ also mentioned (it was implied) to Seo Dan that he helped them so that Seo Dan can see that what she and RJH is not love, because RJH was willing to risk his life for Seri. So Seo Dan should move on.

 

At this point, GSJ's motive of wanting to take revenge has shifted to a motive of wanting Seo Dan know how much better she deserves (and that's GSJ).

 

Also, around the time he helped Seri and RJH escape to SK, GSJ was quite certain that it is Seo Dan whom his heart is after and she is who he wants to be with. Then, it makes no sense for him to try to keep Seri and fulfil a paper marriage with her for "revenge". 

 

Thanks for posting the question because I didn't think deeply about it. But because you asked it, it made me rack through my brains and realise even more how the writer thought through about GSJ's character development as well!

 

 

Thank you for sharing this. I was mixed-up about GSJ but your explanation brought clarity and made me appreciate his character more. Couldn't agree more. :)

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