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[Drama 2019] Melting Me Softly, 날 녹여주오

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8 hours ago, nubianlegalmind said:

I found it strange that GMR's family told her friends that she moved to the US. Why? What did they hope to gain from this lie?

GMR’s family received information that she is alive and participated in an experiment. A photo of her frozen in the capsule is even sent to them. They need to lie about her whereabouts to ensure her safety and that she will come back alive. 

 

@Ameera Ali that is one hair-flipping gif that no one would use as DP, I think... :lol:

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11 hours ago, cheezukaeku said:

I think I might be the only one who really enjoys this show as it is.... I find the sad scenes really heart breaking (GMR reunion with her family) and yet I still like the sudden transition from sad to humour for MDC's family. I find it a breath of fresh air from other really serious shows (currently watching A Place In The Sun).

 

Then again it's a ridiculous situation to get frozen and wake up 20 years later... tbh this show would be so heavy if there wasn't humour in it. I would have dropped it early if that was the case.


You're not alone! I'm liking this drama too. Not loving it yet but liking it so far. Makes me laugh and warms my heart at the same time. I don't get it why so many are analyzing so deeply into this drama. Like you mentioned, the set up is ridiculous...it's meant to be a funny rom-com. If people don't get or like the humor, it's a matter of preference. 

 

I like MDC's family...except for the sister. Am hoping to see more of them in the coming episodes.

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14 hours ago, nubianlegalmind said:

I also found the fact that MDC's father passed was indicative of how his family turned out. I noticed in the first episode that he seemed to be the only one diligently working besides the father. When they had that dinner where the brother was frantically playing the piano and the sister was singing, It was clear they were out of touch with reality. Were they even working then? I get the impression the father was hoping MDC would continue to do well as a producer to take some of the load off of him. The rest of the family was bleeding him dry as he appeared to be the only breadwinner outside of MDC. With MDC gone, I suppose it was just too much for the father to handle alone. With four able-bodied adults living together, it makes no sense they are all sharing that small apartment over the restaurant. They don't have to live in luxury, but they could be living better than that. 

 

 

 

Was it his sister singing? I thought the singer was someone else?

 

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Okay, I wanna get this off my chest. I'm always disheartened by the negative comments I've been reading about this show. The more I read, the more I wanna drop the show. But each time I end up finishing a single episode and I'm heartened and want to continue. Is that weird? I keep thinking my standard must be low. LOL. But seriously I can't do slice of life type of shows. They're a pain to watch. I love fluff cos I don't have to think too hard and that's what this show does.

I'm watching this for JCW but I'm not staying on to watch cos of him. I've dropped shows of actors/actresses I like so...

 

Anyway, I do agree this is a mediocre production. But it's one I'm enjoying. For JCW's sake, I hope it'll be commercially successful.

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Just done with Ep 3 & 4. Even though the story has start to pick up but I still have problem with the pacing and choppy editing. Same like last week, i think Ep 3 & 4 can be combined into one episode. In episode 3, I know that in this episode they want to show us how GMR and MDC adapting to their 'new life' but there are too many plot holes that they can do better. The writing of 'what happened in these 20 years' for GMR family was done quite well. We get to know that she ask the RA Jo to give the money she received for the experiment in case anything happened to her. So her family used that money to start up a business and their business going well that they manage to clear the debt and now living a comfortable lifestyle. Her family also knew that she is still alive and participated in the experiment so they do not want to waste her sacrifices so they change their lives for the better.

 

As for Ma Dong Chan, his family situation is much more tragic but they focus too much on the comical part (on the changes of his siblings) a little bit too much. His family did not know what happened to him. They think he went missing and search for him high and low everyday until his father passed away. Her mother lost the will to live (she just live to wait for him to come back) but these essence is not portray well. When MDC learned his father passed away (when he see the photo hang on their family house wall), the part was chop drastically that it doesn't give a proper explanation or closure. Same as the part when he visited his father's columbarium (grave) it was chopped so fast. They should give us more time to know how MDC feel. To swim in his emotions.  But sadly they did not focus on this matter. 

 

The scenes of GMR ex and the wife is a bit too much and repetitive. I think 1 scene is enough to learn that the ex-bf and the friend got married not long after GMR went frozen and now they have a not happy marriage. 

 

i think we are not given much on how MDC and GMR adapting into 2019. I keep anticipating but I don't get what I am expected. 

 

I hope that starting from next week the pace will change because I am afraid that if they keep with this pacing, people will get bored for this drama. People here i mean Koreans who contributes to the ratings. 

 

25 minutes ago, Mizzy said:

Okay, I wanna get this off my chest. I'm always disheartened by the negative comments I've been reading about this show. The more I read, the more I wanna drop the show. But each time I end up finishing a single episode and I'm heartened and want to continue. Is that weird? I keep thinking my standard must be low. LOL. But seriously I can't do slice of life type of shows. They're a pain to watch. I love fluff cos I don't have to think too hard and that's what this show does.

I'm watching this for JCW but I'm not staying on to watch cos of him. I've dropped shows of actors/actresses I like so...

 

Anyway, I do agree this is a mediocre production. But it's one I'm enjoying. For JCW's sake, I hope it'll be commercially successful.

Comeback drama for actors who returned from military service is always having high anticipation for fans. People wait for 2 years or more to see him back on screen so it is natural that fans has certain standard for him especially knowing how great actor he is. He had done many good productions before (namely Empress Ki, Healer, K2) so when the drama is a bit slow and not properly execute, negative comments is unavoidable. 

 

This drama cannot be considered as fluff yet coz in this 4 episodes there is nothing fluffly. As for now, this drama is more of slapstick comedy. 

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On 10/7/2019 at 5:34 PM, gilaswan said:

Again, I’m lamenting — how can this be JCW’s comeback?? :bawling:

 

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get the feeling he lacked confidence after his stint in the army?  He said something about low self esteem in a recent interview.  So the only explanation for me is that seeing he didn’t want to do action anymore (he was so good in them but they were really hard on his body - lots of injuries and it required him to really work out hard and diet) and decided to do rom coms (his last being Suspicious Partner), he picked this because it looked easy?  It was a drama to ease him back into drama land.  Not too much emoting (melo).  I don’t know.  That’s the only reason I can think of.  Personally I don’t think he had to worry excessively about losing his touch.  In all of the scenes that he had to remotely emote amid the slapstick, he was brilliant.  I will have to wait for his next installment, unfortunately I can’t watch dramas with too much slapstick.

 

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This drama cannot be considered as fluff yet coz in this 4 episodes there is nothing fluffly. As for now, this drama is more of slapstick comedy. 


liltash85 I don't know your definition of fluff but fluff to me is anything superficial and trivial. If you're saying this drama is more of slapstick comedy, then to me, it's comedic fluff. That's fluffy for sure--completely silly and lacking seriousness.

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2 hours ago, nrllee said:

 

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get the feeling he lacked confidence after his stint in the army?  He said something about low self esteem in a recent interview.  So the only explanation for me is that seeing he didn’t want to do action anymore (he was so good in them but they were really hard on his body - lots of injuries and it required him to really work out hard and diet) and decided to do rom coms (his last being Suspicious Partner), he picked this because it looked easy?  It was a drama to ease him back into drama land.  Not too much emoting (melo).  I don’t know.  That’s the only reason I can think of.  Personally I don’t think he had to worry excessively about losing his touch.  In all of the scenes that he had to remotely emote amid the slapstick, he was brilliant.  I will have to wait for his next installment, unfortunately I can’t watch dramas with too much slapstick.

 

 

I don’t think to this extend but I believe the idea of this drama is fresh hence he accepted it but the way it was directed, the choppy editing and the lack of details (lazy) in writing makes it less appealing to some. 

 

 

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Finished episode 3 & 4 last night, but too tired and didn't get a chance to check in here.
It's sad that MDC's family doesn't believe that it's him, but at the same time, it's understandable, because he went through this project secretly and only certain people knew about it. 

I have a feeling that he will bet he one to revealed all the truth and be the one to figure out the chemical to thawing/saving him and GMR.

 

I'm very curious of Hwang Ji Hoon and who is he. Like I'm confused here, because there's many Hwang in this drama. Lol! Professor Hwang, Hwang Bong Shim/Hwang Dong Hyuk and now Hwang Ji Hoon, who's story we don't know, yet.

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Finally watched the 4th episode.   I didn't like the editing as much as for the 3rd and there was too much slapstick with the ex bf of GMR. Looks like we will get more romance next so I am excited for that. Also I can't wait for MDC to finally grill his ex gf for how she did nothing after he disappeared cause he needs to knock her off of her pedestal. She just accepted to shut up about him and move on with her life after shedding some tears in exchange of a promotion...There is no way she really loved him. 

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So many different reactions on this show. I agree with some people that there are too many characters in this story ie MDC's family which to me overplays the slapstick comedy. A balanced family ie GMR portrays the family devotion and each character adds to the balance. My question is WHY are  there so many characters in MDC's family? Gotta wait and see. I was looking forward to a comedy and I laughed so loud at times that my husband had to come and check on me. Being a retired educator, I know that one's background knowledge connects to one's reaction to different situations. For me, the old cell phones, MDC trying to unlock the car door with a regular key, the big steering wheel on his car and old hairstyles/handbags, etc. are what I find hilarious. Slapstick comedy, fluff...I really don't care. Everyone is going to be different. I can imagine that writers have to target the middle of the road audience. Can't please everyone. I'm going to reserve my final review when I get to see MMS in its entirety. My feelings for Suspicious Partner changed drastically after watching the entire drama. I think the leads and cast are doing a great job. Love the young actors! I hope there are more "meaty" parts for MDC; it seems a little out of balance because of the "strong woman" theme.

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I'm interested in this drama as it is JCW comeback but seeing few feedbacks here... hmmm.. :wacko: :unsure: makes me think that the tv network who got the rights to air this here has a jinx. 

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I ended up liking ep 4 more than the others. There was a bit more weight to it and it helped balance out the over the top silly. I like  her family. I like him. I don't like his family. (Sorry.) And I don't like the two weirdoes running the station right now. (Again, sorry. But it's just overkill on the weirdness.) However, I think it's starting to head into more interesting territory, with the mystery about the professor starting to come out, and the story of why the gf kept quiet instead of looking for JCW, and the promise of WJA and JCW ending up on the same team, so to speak. So I'm cautiously hopeful that it will get better. 

 

I do think that the slapstick thing is purely a matter of personal taste. I know soooo many people who adored SWDBS, for example, and I just couldn't handle it. Doesn't mean that something like this is objectively bad. It just means that we're all different individuals with different life experiences and different tastes, so the same thing will appeal to us differently. My feelings over excessive (to me) slapstick should in no wise be taken as a warning to someone else not to try it out. You may love it! (And I may love it by the time it's done, too. I'm still watching, after all. :) )

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15 hours ago, frozentundra said:

I do think that the slapstick thing is purely a matter of personal taste. I know soooo many people who adored SWDBS, for example, and I just couldn't handle it. Doesn't mean that something like this is objectively bad. It just means that we're all different individuals with different life experiences and different tastes, so the same thing will appeal to us differently. My feelings over excessive (to me) slapstick should in no wise be taken as a warning to someone else not to try it out. You may love it! (And I may love it by the time it's done, too. I'm still watching, after all. :) )

 

Well said! I agree it's a matter of personal preference. I don't mind slapstick comedies as long as they are not overly self-deprecating. Some are toilet humor and those are awful.

 

I realized I'm easily tickled and I laugh easily...whether it's outright physical expressions and actions or subtle wit. Some of my favorite shows are by HK comedian Stephen Chow. His shows were pretty much slapstick comedies but yet they had longevity. I can watch his old shows over and over and still laugh at the silly antics.

One thing I noticed though...years ago I watched JUMP in Seoul and it was pretty much slapstick humor. My son was pretty young and I thought he might like it but apparently I was mistaken. So while the locals were roaring in laughter, both of us just look at each other and rolled our eyes to high heavens. :rolleyes:

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15 hours ago, frozentundra said:

 

I do think that the slapstick thing is purely a matter of personal taste. I know soooo many people who adored SWDBS, for example, and I just couldn't handle it. Doesn't mean that something like this is objectively bad. It just means that we're all different individuals with different life experiences and different tastes, so the same thing will appeal to us differently. My feelings over excessive (to me) slapstick should in no wise be taken as a warning to someone else not to try it out. You may love it! (And I may love it by the time it's done, too. I'm still watching, after all. :) )

 

YES, it is a matter of preference and everyone has their own choice to like this drama or not. I think no one here is discouraging anyone not to watch this drama. We are free to comment. Likewise, i also giving reviews based on my opinion on this drama. In my opinion the slapstick comedy is not my forte and it kills the important essence in the drama that could have been explain more meaningfully. Healer has it's own comical essence but the drama is still written beautifully and the message is well received by the audience. It has balance. For now, MMS to me is a bit imbalance as the focus is too much on the comedy parts and the comical characters (MDC hoobae, former boss, his brother, his sister, GMR ex bf, GMR friends, Prof Hwang and his shampoo ad so on and so forth). Half of it, can be cut out and can be focus on the more important parts (eg how are MDC-GMR cope with 2019 and the experiment side effects). I hope this imbalance will gets better in coming episodes. I hope we knew more about the conspiracy and what not and gets to see MDC-GMR relationship kicks start. 

 

As a Kdrama fan, I judge a drama as a whole (storyline, plot, editing, actors and actresses performance, chemistry, character growth, logic-ness, moral of the story etc) . There is nothing wrong with JCW and WJA acting. They are giving their best as usual. Of course I will continue watching it for JCW regardless. As of now, I think the drama has wasted it precious 4 episodes (while other dramas already on full gear mode as early as episode 2) and it is such a waste not to explore the ability of BOTH JCW and WJA. These two can do so much but it is still not there yet.  

 

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I agree with everyone about preferences. Being retired and  kdramas being my passion, I decided to rewatch all 4 episodes. What a difference! Storyline was more connected and slapstick was not a pain to watch. Three parts really annoyed me...boss & assistant director, girlfriends with fortune teller and family at opera dinner. I think these parts really stalled the flow. But I think JCW fans have been conditioned to faster paced JCW dramas?? 

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11 hours ago, Gail Britzius said:

I agree with everyone about preferences. Being retired and  kdramas being my passion, I decided to rewatch all 4 episodes. What a difference! Storyline was more connected and slapstick was not a pain to watch. Three parts really annoyed me...boss & assistant director, girlfriends with fortune teller and family at opera dinner. I think these parts really stalled the flow. But I think JCW fans have been conditioned to faster paced JCW dramas?? 


I didn't really feel the pace for this drama is slow but the editing causes some parts to look a bit disjointed. Also, when I tried watching the drama raw without subtitles, the disjoint was very apparent. I didn't get that sense when I watched his other dramas like K2 or SP raw. So my conclusion is, I need to watch this drama with full attention when it's fully subbed.

I actually found the expressions of MDC's assistant director and GMR's ex-boyfriend very amusing. Really hats off to them for being able to twitch and contort their face so much! Haha. So far the scenes I don't like so much are mostly those of MDC's sister. I know most seems to be drawn to GMR's family but while I enjoyed watching their backstory,  I now find them boring post the 20-year. I'm looking forward to seeing more interactions in MDC's family...especially between he and his niece.

 

Anyway, this drama has always been pitched as a comedic rom-com. And if you factor in the writer and the cast, you probably can get a sense that the comedy isn't going to be subtle. :lol:

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New episode tonight? I'm excited to see the plot to start moving forward now especially to see Dong Chan & Mi Ran to get closer. They're all each other has at this point in regards to the experiment so it's no wonder they'll get closer. 

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