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[Drama 2019] Melting Me Softly, 날 녹여주오

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I get the feeling it’s because of the plot.  You can fast forward the scenes and not really miss much.  That’s the only explanation in my mind for the low ratings.  Because if you go online to look at the short Naver clips of the MMS leads together, the views are in a similar range to My Country clips.  So maybe people are just happy to watch the highlight reel and not the actual episode because they aren’t particularly invested with the storyline?  This drama has come off the back of HDL and then Arthdal 3 (both of which had “good” ratings) so I don’t think the time slot is the problem.

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3 hours ago, shynaz said:

Oh my this my fourth drama I follow low rating.. Lol.. But its ok when drama this finished you will fe comfortable and want to repeat again.. That why I dindt like follow the rating ops.. Too many drama I like also have low rating

 

Ok the second heroin got 2 kises already.. What happen to heroin.. Need faster and push yourself. I know the feeling.. She is girlfriend for waites 20 years didnt married look boyfriend still young and blame her for everythig.imagine you become old saw your boyfriend looking young find new friends just few days.. 

 

Just enjoy this drama. Because my eyes look jcw looking hot after done military..

The ratings is not important to the viewers especially for us international viewers. It’s important to the casts especially JCW since this is his comeback drama after military. Usually actors comeback drama ratings soaring high. 

 

N if u read elsewhere many find the pacing of this drama horrible and don’t like the storyline. A number of them has dropped it after 2-3 episodes. Could be the koreans feel the same and drop it too after 1 week. 

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1 hour ago, liltash85 said:

The ratings is not important to the viewers especially for us international viewers. It’s important to the casts especially JCW since this is his comeback drama after military. Usually actors comeback drama ratings soaring high. 

 

N if u read elsewhere many find the pacing of this drama horrible and don’t like the storyline. A number of them has dropped it after 2-3 episodes. Could be the koreans feel the same and drop it too after 1 week. 

Agree with you.. Acting I think its ok although too much sreaming a lot this drama.. The writer make the mistake too much scenes, plot and waste of scenes..imagine writer make too much kiss scenes to second heroins.. 

 

I hope we can look progress of plot development.. And please the porfesor remember again.. Feel sad what family doing to him

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[Ratings] "Melting Me Softly" 20 October Episode 8 Broadcast:

 

Nielsen Korea: 2.419% National (+.31%); 2.511% Seoul (+.41%)

TNMS: 2.4% (+.60%)

 

YEAAAAAAAAAH BABY!!!  We're on our way back!!!

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Glad to see improvement in ratings! Per Liltash85, ratings are not as important to international viewers. I decided to enjoy this drama for JCW  and not get emotionally involved with the ratings. Forgot to mention that I loved JCW's swimming scenes! Got to give him credit. Not a swimmer but his form/body was absolutely perfect!!!  Since he's an athlete, I would love to see him ride motorcycles, play basketball and baseball and soccer in a drama. I was touched by  the scene where he comforted his brother and sister. It seems like he is maturing as a man emotionally. NHY...she's so frozen in her posture and emotions. I wish she would become more human-like but I understand why she became that way.  The gangster guy and his twin...does anyone have an idea about them? Oh, I really was disgusted with the ex-brother-in law being a spy for the gangster. If he is a traitor, I hope that DC's sister beats him to a living pulp!

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11 hours ago, cherkell said:

 

Hmmm, too bad.  Several of my Korean friends said that MMS could totally turn around for the better if more noona romance was featured.  They must be really thirsty over there!  :lol:


I was hoping it was for real then THAT would have been so exciting to watch! :lol: How to deal with a love that was suspended for 20 years...how to deal with a lover who is older but looks younger than you? LOL. JCW could do much more with an unconventional love story! 

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I think the uneven tone of the episodes is going to persist. However, I'm still enjoying the two lead characters, plus the other characters are slowly becoming more fleshed out. Anyway, a translation of the episode 9 preview.

 

 

MR: PD-nim, you’re a player, aren’t you?
DC: No, I’m not!
MR: You are a total professional, at playing with women.
DC: You are someone who can make all the other people in the world happier. This is the start of the 99 Go project that you dreamed up.  
HK: It’s because you haven’t worked with him. He’s such a troublesome person!
DC: Because I wasn’t able to be together with you for the past 20 years, I’m sorry.
HR: Be careful not to be caught out. Ma Dong Chan being bothered, I really don’t like that.
DC: Mi Ran, I’ll protect you. So don’t worry.

 

 

Some notes:

The 99 Go Project is MR's idea of having people experience what they were like 20 years earlier again. And, "9" can be pronounced "gu" in Korean, so MR liked the alliteration of "gu-gu-go" as the show title, the "go" being the English word "go". And, "99" since 20 years prior would have been 1999.

 

In the final line of the preview, DC who normally speaks informally to MR and everyone else, actually addresses MR even more informally by calling her just by her given name with an ending syllable attached (so "Mi Ran -ah") rather than Go Mi Ran as he had been. So, there is an implied intimacy there.

 

 

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hi y'all. i'm currently watching this too so i thought of dropping by. :lol:

tbh i almost dropped this but thankfully i didn't after watching eps 5&6. ma dong chan & go mi ran are just too adorbs that it makes me want to root for them until the end. :lol: but i got to be honest and admit that this drama has me skipping a lot of scenes huhuhu.

anyway, looking forward for the next eps and how the feelings of the main lead will develop! :wub:

 

 

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There are so few of us on this thread, as @LavelyShaipointed out, it's awfully dismal for a JCW drama. The main conversation going on here seems to be us trying to find the reason for the poor performance of the drama so far, given that in reality, the cast is not a weak one from the leads to the support. For me (and I think a number of you feel this way as well), it all boils down to poor direction and editing. While actors have a fair amount of room to interpret their characters, the director still has final say over how he wants certain characteristics emoted and portrayed. Like@aznchic209has observed, I too wonder why Miran is always shouting. I get why her character might have grown up angry, but that again is a problem with how the story has been set up -- I have to fill in the blanks myself because of poor storytelling. 

 

I too am of the opinion that this week's episodes seemed to have picked up on the pace, and the edits are a bit better. Unfortunately, it has come rather late in the show - we are at mid-point already and it could be a little too late. Prof Hwang's role in this story is still being very slowly shaped up with too much time wasted on his hair jokes. As with many of the other jokes that are just overused, low level slapstick humour, the scenes related to Prof Hwang's hair, Byungsim's loony self-indulgence, and the constant jokes at Hyeongi being younger but looking older. None of these do anything to further the plot and actually take time away from the storytelling. I'm getting the feeling we're going to end up with a very rushed ending to wrap up the many loose ends floating about now:

• the identity of the frozen dude whose supposed twin is now masquerading as him, and why this 20-year masquerade

• the actual interest of the government in this cryogenics project -- are any of the other 3 related to people in the cabinet?

• why Prof Hwang agreed to freeze the 4 original cryogenic people and then agree to Dongchan's original docu-drama if the identities had to be kept so secret and that lives were in danger should any of this be exposed

 

And one more thing I don't feel comfortable with in this drama -- the suggestion that autism or any other kind of neuro-atypical condition is an illness. 

 

I'm sticking around really because Ji Chang Wook. And feeling bad for him through it all.

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Can anyone please explain what is "flirting" (some?) mean in this drama. The question which MR en DC asking. (ep7,8)
Is it not the same as people would like to know each other and dating? 
(me) Did not understand this Gen Y trend = )

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2 hours ago, piekeboeboe said:

Can anyone please explain what is "flirting" (some?) mean in this drama. The question which MR en DC asking. (ep7,8)
Is it not the same as people would like to know each other and dating? 
(me) Did not understand this Gen Y trend = )

Hi chingu! It is the stage of getting to know each other better before making a commitment to start an exclusive relationship. Like before the confessing your love and wanting to make it official. I think the closest English word to describe this stage is “wooing”? There is the exact word for it in Chinese since the languages are of the same roots. 

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2 hours ago, piekeboeboe said:

Can anyone please explain what is "flirting" (some?) mean in this drama. The question which MR en DC asking. (ep7,8)
Is it not the same as people would like to know each other and dating? 
(me) Did not understand this Gen Y trend = )

Some is basically the getting to know each other or flirting stage that takes place before official dating. It's not exactly a trend as it's been a thing for a while now, there's even a song called Some by Soyu (i think it popularized the term). 

 

I'm not finding much uncomfortable, I mean given the writer it's bound to be weirdly written/edited so I've resigned myself to deal with it. I feel like as long as the ending is good then I have nothing to worry about.

 

@gilaswan I think it may just be the translations regarding Nam Tae's autism, but there are people who do believe it is an illness and others who feel it can be cured. As someone who's sister is Autstic, I don't find a huge issue with anything since it's never really been the focus and I understand what Mi Ran wanted. 

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@ktcjdrama @LavelyShai thank you so much for help me understand better :wub:
Episode 7 and 8 have a lot of scene MR and DC together. I still can not get over them. I am melting by rain kiss and after kiss and I have to wait till saturday.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, midorinokerochan said:

Just sharing here the BTS for episodes 7 and 8 released by tvN: 

 

 

Thank you.


Next episode please more more more MR DC moments ( it will helping me cleaning memory of unnecessary scene of HY dreaming kiss)

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On 10/21/2019 at 2:26 PM, gilaswan said:

There are so few of us on this thread, as @LavelyShaipointed out, it's awfully dismal for a JCW drama. The main conversation going on here seems to be us trying to find the reason for the poor performance of the drama so far, given that in reality, the cast is not a weak one from the leads to the support. For me (and I think a number of you feel this way as well), it all boils down to poor direction and editing. While actors have a fair amount of room to interpret their characters, the director still has final say over how he wants certain characteristics emoted and portrayed. Like@aznchic209has observed, I too wonder why Miran is always shouting. I get why her character might have grown up angry, but that again is a problem with how the story has been set up -- I have to fill in the blanks myself because of poor storytelling. 

 

Sorry for the snip.  I wish my life calmed down enough to join in the conversation.  Between working on back-to-back trials, barely keeping The Kitchen going, and getting ready for Wook's 11th Debut Anniversary events (it's today!), I've had barely enough time to breathe or sleep.  Hopefully things will calm down by this weekend's Eps 9 and 10.  We're over half-way now, and I gots some things to say.  Big time.  :angry:

 

On 10/21/2019 at 2:26 PM, gilaswan said:

I'm sticking around really because Ji Chang Wook. And feeling bad for him through it all.

 

Na do.  Granted, Wook is not one to give a rat's hinder about the ratings.  He joins projects based on the premise, not on the promise of it being a ratings phenomenon.  (Case in point: "Bachelor's Vegetable Store."  Ugh.)  But it does break my heart to see Wook's comeback drama be such a clusterf*ck of epic proportions.  The absurd outweighs the sublime.  I just pray this production finds its right path ASAP and gets to at least a decent percentage so we can see what the cast decided as their Ratings Promise.  :)

 

Note:  I made the mistake of having the Viki timed comments on while watching Dong-chan and Ha-young's hotel room scene in Episode 7.  I have NEVER seen such misogeny, hate speech and personal attacks on an actress before in all my decades of watching Korean dramas.  Those commenters should be ashamed of themselves.  I hope karma bites them hard for their vitriol.

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1 hour ago, cherkell said:

I have NEVER seen such misogeny, hate speech and personal attacks on an actress before in all my decades of watching Korean dramas.

Oh, that's scary :tears: 
I dislike that scene  (I don't like main lead kiss others than OTP  :lol:) but never thinking of blaming her an actress or anyone. I enjoy waching chemistry main lead :wub:, cinematography (beautiful scenery set comparing with other drama which higher rating). 
Cheer up everyone on this project.

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