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[Drama 2019-2020] Love is Beautiful, Life is Wonderful, 사랑은 뷰티풀 인생은 원더풀

The love wrectangle and the kiss prediction  

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  1. 1. Who will Seol Ah end up with ?

    • Tae Rang ! The poster says it all . TR is a complete sweetheart, he made her a better person and the feelings are mutual.
    • Jin Woo ! 10 years of marriage , deep remorse & repentance, 200% effort . Deep down SA just needed to realise she loves him too.
    • Men ? Who needs them ? She should just focus on her career... ( please don't kill me dear male viewers :D)
    • Let's not waste their chemistry - I think Jin Woo and Tae Rang should be the end game.
  2. 2. How many more kisses will we get from Jun Hwi and Chung Ah?

    • This is a family drama...so we will be lucky to get one more...
    • What ?! With their chemistry , there would be at least two more.
    • The power of positive thinking - one every weekend! :D

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37 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

 

At risk of stating the obvious, it may be a selection problem in terms of the dramas you've watched thus far? :D

 

 

:D I just watch whatever is available in the two streaming sites which I happen to know and whatever is licensed for my region, i.e. this neck of the woods that I live in. Plenty of stuff isn't, though, which is frustrating.

 

37 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

 

This is unlike JH and JW. One of the reasons that I'm enjoying both of their characters so much is that I feel that I can sense what they're going through, including conflicts, without any elaboration. It's in their eyes and their manner of speech, and their small gestures. JW is a brighter character than JH, but even JW has his moments of uncertainty and pain that came across clearly.

 

 

I absolutely agree that both KJY and OMS are incredible actors. I especially enjoy watchig KJY - for example, when JH asked CA to meet to confirm if he was also the first guy that she fell in love with, when she reminded him that her hair got tangled in his backpack, he slightly twitched his mouth in contempt when he remembered this detail - how could anyone make such a tinly muscle movement to be soooo meaningful.

 

That is mostly why I love so much K-Dramas  - both casting and acting are usually  superb - which cannot be said for the quality of writing, though. Plenty of dramas are spoilt by lazy, cliche, rushed and ridiculous endings  - I very much hope that it won't be the case for BLWL.

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@icemaid I agree with you. Funny but sad sums it all up. Korean drama producers should stop using “rom-com” as a descriptor. Tragicomedy is a more suitable genre they should be producing for. This drama has all the elements of it. Star-crossed lovers, ill-fated families entwined in frenemistic (friends, yet enemies in an antagonistic but otherwise romantic mish mash of conditions) relationships, blunders and bloopers of new love, old wounds, fresh insights, confused judgements. Shakespeare would approve.

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@stroppyse could you take a look at this . The video & written preview are Out . Thanks 
http://program.kbs.co.kr/2tv/drama/lovelife/mobile/board.html?smenu=9725de&bbs_loc=T2019-0196-01-60306,read,,18,799118

From what I understand Judge Hong finds out that CA & JG actually only met for the 1st time that day , and are not in a relationship. 

Looks like KSW meets CA dad . Lol! And is JH stalking CA ? Waiting for her at the station ( in his car ? )

 

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On 1/17/2020 at 5:22 AM, gilaswan said:

Korean drama producers should stop using “rom-com” as a descriptor. Tragicomedy is a more suitable genre they should be producing for

Yes, they should but I'm affraid KDramas have their own rules... Writing some posts up I mentioned it - the dramas shouldn't be  l'art pour l'art till the end. What about f.ex. the hidden message for viewers? The standards the audience is used to seeing are crossed very often and... the viewers could feel the swing moods - the main rule in KDramas? I'm not an Korean cinema expert:) so I observe and try to understand this phenomenon. The episodes are written ad hoc sometimes , the personality of characters is identified with real performers, the reality slowly permeates on the screen= the rules in KDramas?  Someone underlined BLWL reminds "Romeo and Julie" - such an accurate observation! and following the threads in "our" drama it is really visible but... there are also Cinderella - Prince  gestures ( beach - shoes), the Mermaid ( JH lifting CA on the beach) , The Titanic (  the quad riding), Gone with the Wind ( "almost" kissing scene after drinking party) etc.etc..

On 1/16/2020 at 11:15 PM, corey said:

he slightly twitched his mouth in contempt when he remembered this detail - how could anyone make such a tinly muscle movement to be soooo meaningful.

Oh! Yes,! It Is! -  and the scenes trembling lips, breaking voices  coming from  sore throats etc -> Following the KJY's interview he is really accurate in the smallest aspects = scenes. He underlined  "I have got slanting eyes but a simple look " , " ...a lot of non - shown possiblities..." etc.... Generally he is a reasonable, VERY CREATIVE, modest man with a huge sense of humour - rather a droll  in a private life what is , pradoxically, helpful acting opposite characters ( it works this way:) ).  Together with Seorina they are in "their acting world" and expressively create the lead couple. Well, well,well ...the star is rising...!!!

On 1/16/2020 at 9:20 AM, corey said:

And what if finding her blood-related brother (KSW, if that's him) will trigger HR's repentance arc, addressing the source of her abandonment issues? (not that I'm wanting forgiveness for her character, but what if...)

Interesting! Why not  KSW - TR?  Uhm, there was also Park on the  Jugde list. Let's have a hope the "moved away" threads would be continued in the next 40th episodes.

 

By the way, JH was also a wintess of DoubleX's agressia against SA - the scene in hospital -  and what the different reaction it was, what different judge's reaction that moment! Looking back through past episodes it can be little discomfort for viewers and a lot of questions "WHY" - but it is only drama:)

 

As to  @stroppyse note. Yes! You are right - the cany or so..ring.:lol: and I used the quote marks :lol: because it was my the first associating :lol: - nothing more. 

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1 hour ago, stroppyse said:

It seems that SW and CA's father are both applying for the same job or something. SW pulls out all the certificates that he has earned over the years, and CA's father pulls out YA's gold medal to say that he's related to someone important. I

 

ROTFL! I am really happy that these are certificates. When I watched it for the first time without reading your translations, for a moment I thought that CA's father wants to buy fake passports or something from SW and pay for it with his medal. :D

 

Have you got any ideas who the man on the sofa under the blanket might be????

 

2 hours ago, PeVe said:

By the way, JH was also a wintess of DoubleX's agressia against SA - the scene in hospital -  and what the different reaction it was, what different judge's reaction that moment! )

 

Could you please remind me which episode it was? I seem to have forgotten about this scene, I would gladly revisit it.

 

And @triplem, will you be doing the live recaps this weekend? I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate you doing it so far. You make my (Satur- and Sun-) day with these recaps, because English subs usually appear very late at night in my timezone. Thank you :wub:

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18 minutes ago, corey said:

Could you please remind me which episode it was? I seem to have forgotten about this scene, I would gladly revisit it.

Here you are - > EP.16

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Safe to say person under the cover is KSW?  That means JH will probably see him and CA together. Ha!  

 

Why am i not a least but surprise JH is stalking?  :rolleyes:

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@stroppyse thanks loads. Yes I hope the writer can Ensure the OTP have scenes together. I am likely the minority, but I really can’t stand the idea of using love triangles to get them back together  . It’s not like they are unsure about how they feel about each other but the wedge that drives them apart is not something an ordinary couple would face.  They need to overcome this obstacle together. 
 

 

Our poor Jun Hwi @lalalaelala While there’s no denying that CA has suffered much in the last decade & the recent developments only add to her heartache, JH has been equally  miserable. He’s never had closure for his brother’s death but yet he knows deep down from JG’s letter & later on CA’s unwitting confession that it wasn’t a heroic act that ended his life . He gave up his law studies & I believe had his life on hold over those years . The one person he fell in love with he can’t freely love her . Anyway I am just glad he’s not going to give up on her . I am rooting for him 
 

I love this scene . kJY conveyed all the pain & emotions JH felt so well 

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@corey yes dear . I will do recaps this Sunday for sure . But Saturday, I may not be able to . Even if I can , I’ll have one gadget with me , so I’ll watch first & give recaps after . 

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FINALLY the weekend is here.  looking forward to JH reactions.  big :star: for you @triplem and @stroppyse for recaps and translating.   

 

I confess that each morning  open this forum and YT before starting my day.  helps the suspense until I can watch subs. 
so your work isn’t in vain.  much appreciated.  
 

easy guess KSW is under the blanket.  JH is too elite to sprawl out in public.  Glad to see CA seems to be standing strong. exactly what everyone else that doubts her needs to see. 

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48 minutes ago, triplem said:

I love this scene . kJY conveyed all the pain & emotions JH felt so well

Yes. As I said, he is an incredible actor and I felt that he has been underused so far and had no opportunity to shine like he is in BLWL.

 

48 minutes ago, triplem said:

I will do recaps this Sunday for sure . But Saturday, I may not be able to . Even if I can , I’ll have one gadget with me , so I’ll watch first & give recaps after . 

Thank you :wub:

 

 

36 minutes ago, mizv said:

easy guess KSW is under the blanket.  JH is too elite to sprawl out in public.

 

I thought so too, that it is KSW, but why would then CA act so surprised?

 

On a general note  - could we have LESS CA's dad pretty please? I have a feeling that this drama could really do without him, he is too pathetic and obnoxious to be a comic relief, so I really see no point of him getting so much screen time at the expense of the main cast :angry:

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I think I know the answer to my question but why is JH so conflicted in expressing his love to CA.  I understand that he didn't want to say who he really was to CA as it would hurt her but why would he go back to her if she found out who he really was.  Why not just stay with her?  (Or is it because they have to make this into a longer drama so they can't make it that easy.) =) . 

 

He knows that she wasn't responsible for JG's death so what is the issue?  Is it because everyone else thinks she is responsible?  Is it because she was there when JG died so it feels awkward to love her?  

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28 minutes ago, sjlsjl said:

He knows that she wasn't responsible for JG's death so what is the issue?  Is it because everyone else thinks she is responsible?  Is it because she was there when JG died so it feels awkward to love her?  

The issue won't be him...it would be her. She is the one that is going to reject him tomorrow. She covered up JG's death by lying to JH's mum outright that JG died saving her. She maintained that lie for a decade to protect Judge Hong's feelings and also her own mum (who convinced her that was the best course of action.)  And tomorrow to her horror , she will realise that she had told JH the truth....apart from feeling betrayed that JH had omitted to tell her who he was to JG, she would not be able to face JH because she had never wanted JG's family to know what happened. 

Lol ! I just saw you post @stroppyse

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2 hours ago, corey said:

 

I thought so too, that it is KSW, but why would then CA act so surprised?

Well i think if anyone,  let alone someone i know,  is sleeping/resting/hid under a blanket at my place of work,  i would be surprised too.  :lol:

 

58 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

I don't know if I can take much more of JH's sorrowful eyes.

Oh man i love/hate those sorrowful eyes. I really hope we won't have to wait until ep 95 for those 2 get back together.

 

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Not gonna lie, I started watching this due to a very shallow superficial reason, hi KJY. (@triplem , not ashamed B)) but boy has he delivered and then some? I'm really impressed and hes def upped his game (well thanks for the plot). But can we can see happier JH, and soon please? 

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45 minutes ago, lalalaelala said:

Well i think if anyone,  let alone someone i know,  is sleeping/resting/hid under a blanket at my place of work,  i would be surprised too. 

I looked closely and the boots on the sofa indeed seem to belong to KSW.

I expect another hilarious scene between CA and KSW - well , that is the comic relief I am looking for!

 

1 hour ago, stroppyse said:

 I don't know if I can take much more of JH's sorrowful eyes.

 

Be strong, chingu, I believe most of us share your pain :D.

 

Personally, I do not mind JH suffering a little, he totally deserves it. But only for a couple of episodes.

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1 hour ago, lalalaelala said:

Not gonna lie, I started watching this due to a very shallow superficial reason, hi KJY. (@triplem , not ashamed B)) but boy has he delivered and then some? I'm really impressed and hes def upped his game (well thanks for the plot). But can we can see happier JH, and soon please? 

 I actually finally NOTICED KJY by watching this drama. I was surprised I had already seen him in other dramas but it had been overlooked.  
 

his hair is more attractive in this drama. the other drama his thick eyebrows distracted me a bit.  other drama I didn’t even notice him cuz I was too in love with the main lead.  oh well that happens, when fall hard for an hot K guy... nevertheless I noticed KJY from now and forward. 

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Yeah that scene cracked me up. I was thinking that OMS had some smooth moves- the dancing moves. And I loved a flabbergasted mother. The man will always win over the parent for him.

 

Thanks for the preview translation. If I have to have angst at least we have JH's puppy eyes and pouty pout. I have somehow gotten used to or know there will be angst and somehow gotten to the point where I want JH to actually FEEL how suffering is. That is because I was actually a bit fed up with his hot- cold attitude towards her earlier. 

 

I basically want a JH to be 100% certain and totally given in that CA is precious to him. And he lets her know it. Rather than she perpetually catering or  being the more openly affectionate one.

 

So there. Look sorrowful all you want JH. Suffer. Suffer. Suffer. CA is a very nice girl and I hope you appreciate who loves you.

 

But yeah * whispers * sorry guys, I am prepared. Bring on the suffering. 

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2 hours ago, ck1Oz said:

Yeah that scene cracked me up. I was thinking that OMS had some smooth moves- the dancing moves. And I loved a flabbergasted mother. The man will always win over the parent for him.

 

Thanks for the preview translation. If I have to have angst at least we have JH's puppy eyes and pouty pout. I have somehow gotten used to or know there will be angst and somehow gotten to the point where I want JH to actually FEEL how suffering is. That is because I was actually a bit fed up with his hot- cold attitude towards her earlier. 

 

I basically want a JH to be 100% certain and totally given in that CA is precious to him. And he lets her know it. Rather than she perpetually catering or  being the more openly affectionate one.

 

So there. Look sorrowful all you want JH. Suffer. Suffer. Suffer. CA is a very nice girl and I hope you appreciate who loves you.

 

But yeah * whispers * sorry guys, I am prepared. Bring on the suffering. 

 

Well I cant agree that JH have not suffered  when they datet and after the break up... His problem as I see it is that he never had to deal with relationship conflict so of course he do not knows how to handle it. beside how do you tell your partner something that you know gonna hurt them when they themself said how painful it was? personally I do not know how I would handle this.... Sure I agree being honest is the best way to handle relationships and talk about things. But we know he do not know how to do that since he never done that before. So he need to learn this the hard way how communication in relationship works. but I agree that break up was the lowest point for him.But seems like now he gonna go in 100% winning his girl back. sure he gonna need stamina to get her back. <_< when we all swooned over his confession and smal action of love for CA before I am sure he gonna totally melting our heart with act of love toward CA now as he have no break on. ;) She deserve to have him chasing her and show her how much he love her! Lett JH the protective guardian start!

 

Regarding SW and making JH jealous seeing him and CA together. to me it is also important for JH to know about SW so he can know about his mother wrongdoing, so I think more than just made to be about Jealousy it also serve a narrative importance for JH to know about SW and also how the start for that part to begin. 

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When can we see our OTP cute like this on a date again? :love:

A restless, sulky CA and a cheeky JH in a book cafe! :lol:

(Usually its a bright CA with an awkward stiff non-smiling JH!) :joy:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I  am enjoying BLWL.  I am currently finding the SW-SA-TR storyline  the most interesting.   While many in the forum seem to be leaning towards an SW-SA couple, I still  favour  SA-TR couple.  

While like many I found SA unlikeable at the start of the series. Her path to happiness was to marry someone rich.  She sacrificed her family and carrier to do so.  However , after experiencing betrayal and the brutal treatment of double X  she began to question her choices,.  To me SA was living in a war zone for 9 years, she had to show a happy/ strong appearance to justify her choices.  In doing  so , she built up defensive wall around her emotions so she could survive.  Upon reflection she has shown great remorse towards her family and realise her choice to marry SW was not right.  This is where I like TR as a character, it is his compassion and calming influence which allowed SA to knock down those defensive walls reflect and choose a new path.  TR has allowed SA to grow as a person and find independence  and live as she see's fit.,    With SW he is still a road block to SA. Even though there appears to be a better understanding between them. ,If they reconcile   she will still have to deal with the same environment as before which made her miserable on the inside.

An example is SW blocking SA tv job because she is the ex vice chairman's wife.  To me that is just selfish blocking her thinking she will come to him.  

Though there are obstacles with TR because of HR. I think her family will come around because at the end of the day what is important to them is that  SA is happy.   

On side note the character that I dislike the most is double X.  I think she will do something to CA.  This will cause JH , SW and judge Hong to react and she will be removed as chairwoman.

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