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Sigh, I am bummed whenever we see Nahee and Gyu Jin scenes in the show now. When I first watched this show, I thought he was a hilarious and extroverted character compared to his ex-wife. So I was a bit transfixed to say the least watching the couple from Ep 1-14 (Up to NH moving out), that they could somehow work things out but as the show progressed my feelings on that changed. 

 

I find their storyline heartbreaking and while I do root for them, I find their complete lack of communication with one another so frustrating. It makes me sad (symbolizing perhaps?) that Gyu Jin is always one step behind, we the audience clearly see that he still cares about her but Nahee doesn't see that. Look back when NH announces she wants a divorce from him, and he doesn't give off much reaction to her proposal. He just sits there and doesn't display much of a reaction, while it seems that she wanted him to say some opposition. He threw out the baby room and everything in it, without giving her a chance to grieve. He also wasn't that tuned to her feelings, when the hate comments came out he boasted to her upset face that he upvoted them. Another moment when they with their mothers and he said "No wonder you are a loner, that's why you've no friends." Why was he being so rude and mean to Nahee when she was in a time of distress?

 

Nahee also in the beginning trying to force him to have sex with her was also not cool either. She was clearly trying to do something to help the relationship in the beginning before she realized that the two weren't compatible right now. The other doctor guy at least waited until she was divorced publicly to make a move. He communicates well with her, tells her his feelings without mincing words whereas Gyu Jin does. I wonder why that is? Perhaps something to do with not growing up with a father figure? I would like to see more of his perspective in later episodes because he comes across as pitiful and sometimes pathetic on the show. He seems oblivious to the Church chick who doesn't have much characterization beyond getting him to reflect back on his relationship with NH. I get a bit tired and sad when I see them onscreen now because its clear both still care about each other, but are doing nothing about it for now.

 

Its also telling how the writer has purposely not shown much of their full story of the couple thus far. We know they met by chance encounter. But how did they end up falling in love? Was he or she drawn to each other from the start? Or was it a one sided crush turned love? Why did they marry and decide to have a baby together? When did it all go wrong? Surely during those 3 years, something must have broken down between the two of them? And not's also not counting Gyu Jin's nagging and overbearing mother who would belittle Nahee every chance she would get, and interfering in their lives whenever they would get intimate. I hope most or some of these questions can get answered sooner or later, because if not then I don't know what the future holds for them. They could possibly rekindle their romance and try to have another baby, or throughout the show we see these constant back and forth and in the end they don't get back together. But first, we the audience need to see why other than this being a K-drama as to why these two are compatible and deserve to be together in the end.

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9 hours ago, jelly said:
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Sigh, I am bummed whenever we see Nahee and Gyu Jin scenes in the show now. When I first watched this show, I thought he was a hilarious and extroverted character compared to his ex-wife. So I was a bit transfixed to say the least watching the couple from Ep 1-14 (Up to NH moving out), that they could somehow work things out but as the show progressed my feelings on that changed. 

 

I find their storyline heartbreaking and while I do root for them, I find their complete lack of communication with one another so frustrating. It makes me sad (symbolizing perhaps?) that Gyu Jin is always one step behind, we the audience clearly see that he still cares about her but Nahee doesn't see that. Look back when NH announces she wants a divorce from him, and he doesn't give off much reaction to her proposal. He just sits there and doesn't display much of a reaction, while it seems that she wanted him to say some opposition. He threw out the baby room and everything in it, without giving her a chance to grieve. He also wasn't that tuned to her feelings, when the hate comments came out he boasted to her upset face that he upvoted them. Another moment when they with their mothers and he said "No wonder you are a loner, that's why you've no friends." Why was he being so rude and mean to Nahee when she was in a time of distress?

 

Nahee also in the beginning trying to force him to have sex with her was also not cool either. She was clearly trying to do something to help the relationship in the beginning before she realized that the two weren't compatible right now. The other doctor guy at least waited until she was divorced publicly to make a move. He communicates well with her, tells her his feelings without mincing words whereas Gyu Jin does. I wonder why that is? Perhaps something to do with not growing up with a father figure? I would like to see more of his perspective in later episodes because he comes across as pitiful and sometimes pathetic on the show. He seems oblivious to the Church chick who doesn't have much characterization beyond getting him to reflect back on his relationship with NH. I get a bit tired and sad when I see them onscreen now because its clear both still care about each other, but are doing nothing about it for now.

 

Its also telling how the writer has purposely not shown much of their full story of the couple thus far. We know they met by chance encounter. But how did they end up falling in love? Was he or she drawn to each other from the start? Or was it a one sided crush turned love? Why did they marry and decide to have a baby together? When did it all go wrong? Surely during those 3 years, something must have broken down between the two of them? And not's also not counting Gyu Jin's nagging and overbearing mother who would belittle Nahee every chance she would get, and interfering in their lives whenever they would get intimate. I hope most or some of these questions can get answered sooner or later, because if not then I don't know what the future holds for them. They could possibly rekindle their romance and try to have another baby, or throughout the show we see these constant back and forth and in the end they don't get back together. But first, we the audience need to see why other than this being a K-drama as to why these two are compatible and deserve to be together in the end.

 

 

 

Very agree with the stuff you say. I guess the writer wanted to show the end of their relationship and withholding their dating story . I do think it was both of their problem that sealed the end of their relationships. But yeah GJ have really problem expressing his feelings and thought. I guess that is why he seem cold, or non responsive. witch is a very big problem when you gonna handle a conflict.  He remind me of myself that do not know how to connect my feelings and express them. I myself had to learn the hard way of to express myself. Thanks to my friends that made me learn :) I think the problem is that he clearly have noe one to guide him or give him tools to learn how to express himself. I am sure he also was very affected by the miscarriage but instead of expressing them he just hold it all in until it really affected their relationship. Well today we got first insight into their dating as he keep the wallet she gave him! I think it also telling that he admire JR for being good in communication. Maybe he could learn something. well I am actually still rooting for him to finally finding his way to express his fellings about NH. either to her or to someone. Well for some communication comes easy, but other like me have to learn it the hard way. 

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Hello. I am about to start this show and decided am going to ? Ga Hee. What is her story about? I am going to fast forward the elisodes. So do they start from episode 1 and what is their story like please?

 

And apparently skip the main couple?

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Can the little patient of Nahee be Gyujin's son? I'm pretty sure Nahee and Gyujin will get back together. It's obvious they love each other but got distracted by their frequent squabbles and non-communication. Being apart helps them to rediscover their feelings for each other.

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Very agree with the stuff you say. I guess the writer wanted to show the end of their relationship and withholding their dating story . I do think it was both of their problem that sealed the end of their relationships. But yeah GJ have really problem expressing his feelings and thought. I guess that is why he seem cold, or non responsive. witch is a very big problem when you gonna handle a conflict.  He remind me of myself that do not know how to connect my feelings and express them. I myself had to learn the hard way of to express myself. Thanks to my friends that made me learn :) I think the problem is that he clearly have noe one to guide him or give him tools to learn how to express himself. I am sure he also was very affected by the miscarriage but instead of expressing them he just hold it all in until it really affected their relationship. Well today we got first insight into their dating as he keep the wallet she gave him! I think it also telling that he admire JR for being good in communication. Maybe he could learn something. well I am actually still rooting for him to finally finding his way to express his fellings about NH. either to her or to someone. Well for some communication comes easy, but other like me have to learn it the hard way. 

 

I wonder why that is? It's an interesting albeit long journey to see these rekindle their spark again, but the show began with them fighting, bickering, and being mean to one another (Moreso Gyu Jin). I like Nahee a lot, and while she can be a bit prickly she's clearly the more sensitive one in this relationship, and I wish Gyu Jin realize that and was more sensitive towards her when they were married. I would like to see them in a time where they loved each other (a.k.a the lovey dovey moments). I like LSY a lot as an actor, and I feel a bit bad for him that his younger brother has the better role in the show. I know I'm in the minority here, but I found NH and GJ relationship to be realistic and complex. They have a lot of shared history together, and have gone through the ups and downs in a relationship than usually K-dramas wouldn't show. 

 

IA. GJ is shown to care about NH. (When he would wait for her, only to be scheduled for a late night patient) or the recent moment when he was a tad late in saving her. I notice that he has no one to talk about his issues with :( When he and his brother talk about their own problems, they always talk about something else separate from one another. His mom is a nuisance, so I feel sad seeing him just not act upon those feelings and instead let them fester which only creates more issues. The other doctor guy is a good match for GJ to see, and reflect back. The church chick nope, I haven't seen much from her to as to why GJ would like her. She seems opportunistic with GJ, and he still cares about NH to see past that :( One things for sure, we have 30 more episodes to go with this show ah so I really hope that the writer makes him grow as a character. He's the one that needs to change the most, and when he and NH can better communicate with each other that's when they can grow together.  

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Did anyone else think JS was talking about DH when he said about the hairtie he was giving her--"I picked up something someone else threw away?" And DH said "why would anyone threw away something so pretty?" 

 

And the wallet metaphor was way too obvious with KJ and BY. 

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6 hours ago, ck1Oz said:

Hello. I am about to start this show and decided am going to ? Ga Hee. What is her story about? I am going to fast forward the elisodes. So do they start from episode 1 and what is their story like please?

 

And apparently skip the main couple?

 

the 2nd daughter, GH, was an former flight attendant & divorced widow

bc her husband was cheating on her with her friend (if im not mistaken)

and yes..her story was from the beginning of the series

she moved back to her parents' house quite early in the show

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13 hours ago, letsgoa_s said:

Did anyone else think JS was talking about DH when he said about the hairtie he was giving her--"I picked up something someone else threw away?" And DH said "why would anyone threw away something so pretty?" 

 

And the wallet metaphor was way too obvious with KJ and BY. 

 

 

Yeah, the wallet - pretty clunky.

 

Bo Yeong has no game. There's nothing wrong with liking someone and making moves when he's divorced. But oh, do be a little less obvious. Also, his puppy-eyes brimming with tears anytime Na-Hee is nearby make it pretty clear that he's not over her.

 

Wow, that love triangle between Meat Shop, Kimbap and Chicken was resolved fast! Mr. Meat Shop changed lanes quickly. :lol:

 

I live for Da-Hee-Jae-Seok. Fun!

 

So Judo and Ga-Hee are actually going to be a couple, huh? I'm warming up to this.

 

So my chaebol theory (I'm sticking to it) is that the chaebol family owns Zishen, the PPL clothing company that Ga-Hee works at. So GH will eventually be able to stick it to her rude manager who is being mean to her.

 

Not to mention the rude witch who her husband cheated with. Wow, that is uncool to mess with the former wife like that. So you broke up their marriage, I mean, whatever. It was his decision, too. But why mess with the former wife when she's done nothing to you?

 

So marrying the chairman's son is the ultimate revenge! :lol::lol::lol:

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Omg is DH falling for JS already??? Hahaha I think the hair tying and hand holding while running to the exam hall is making her realise things!!! And JS seriously looks so cute when he was all shy after tying her hair. He always act so nonchalant about things like so happen to find the hair tye and oh so happen to wake up early so he is here to get here to the exam halls but on the inside he is like EXPLODING with FEELS. Hahahaha! And his mom is so going to regret her words for him to find someone like DH once she actually finds out IT IS DH. I just hope she will see how good DH is for the wild and free JS.

 

Aside from DH and JS, this episode got my heart breaking left and right. Broke into some tears hurhurhurrr.

 

Jeong Rok is really suave about his feelings and how he conveys it. Sooo smooth. Total opposite of GJ. It's kind of sad that it seems like GJ is slowly giving in to the idea that he should let NH find a new happiness with JR. Based on his conversation with NH at the elevator it hints of that. I am honestly not sure how things will work out again between NH and GJ. Maybe it is good for her to see someone else and be reminded of some normalcy in a relationship. Maybe after that she can have a better emotional clarity when she's around GJ again and maybe only then they could put behind their pain to truly appreciate each other again :/ hopefully.

 

Bo Young is being surprisingly straightforward with her hints towards GJ too. He seems to catch it a bit but I don't think he's over NH at all. So sad to see him reminiscing the good times with NH while he looks at his wallet. It's so painful to watch.

 

Wow GH and Hyo Shin! This episode surprised me. Totally did not expect the scenes to turn out this way. I thought I couldn't imagine them together at first but after this episode I kind of want them to work. GH is trying really hard. I would respect someone like her. At her age, even despite being looked down upon, she braves herself to go to work every day for the sake of her son. She might not be the smartest but her courage and humility is admirable. I think HS secretly respects her for that too. When GH says that the first person she feels bad for was her son and the second were her parents, it looked like it broke HS' heart to hear that too. I think deep down HS wants to help her as much as he wanted to help Ji Hoon when we was being bullied. HS' is a real sweetheart on the inside despite his cold demeanor.

 

After this episode, I also kind of hate Chi Soo's character. How could he get together with Ok Ja so quickly! How could you have chased Cho Yeon so hard and then give up on it so abruptly! I hope Cho Yeon won't be too sad over it.

 

Crying so hard for Joon Sun's wife and daughter too T___T Help. Stop my tears. Divorce and its effects are so painful.

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The hair tying scene was kind of sexy...:wub:

 

I liked that ''Rocky'' style scene when JS and DH were standing at the top of the stairs...:D

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Sigh, I am bummed whenever we see Nahee and Gyu Jin scenes in the show now. When I first watched this show, I thought he was a hilarious and extroverted character compared to his ex-wife. So I was a bit transfixed to say the least watching the couple from Ep 1-14 (Up to NH moving out), that they could somehow work things out but as the show progressed my feelings on that changed. 

 

I find their storyline heartbreaking and while I do root for them, I find their complete lack of communication with one another so frustrating. It makes me sad (symbolizing perhaps?) that Gyu Jin is always one step behind, we the audience clearly see that he still cares about her but Nahee doesn't see that. Look back when NH announces she wants a divorce from him, and he doesn't give off much reaction to her proposal. He just sits there and doesn't display much of a reaction, while it seems that she wanted him to say some opposition. He threw out the baby room and everything in it, without giving her a chance to grieve. He also wasn't that tuned to her feelings, when the hate comments came out he boasted to her upset face that he upvoted them. Another moment when they with their mothers and he said "No wonder you are a loner, that's why you've no friends." Why was he being so rude and mean to Nahee when she was in a time of distress?

 

Its also telling how the writer has purposely not shown much of their full story of the couple thus far. We know they met by chance encounter. But how did they end up falling in love? Was he or she drawn to each other from the start? Or was it a one sided crush turned love? Why did they marry and decide to have a baby together? 

 

 

 

On 6/1/2020 at 3:10 AM, jelly said:

 

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I wonder why that is? It's an interesting albeit long journey to see these rekindle their spark again, but the show began with them fighting, bickering, and being mean to one another (Moreso Gyu Jin). I like Nahee a lot, and while she can be a bit prickly she's clearly the more sensitive one in this relationship, and I wish Gyu Jin realize that and was more sensitive towards her when they were married. I would like to see them in a time where they loved each other (a.k.a the lovey dovey moments). I like LSY a lot as an actor, and I feel a bit bad for him that his younger brother has the better role in the show. I know I'm in the minority here, but I found NH and GJ relationship to be realistic and complex. They have a lot of shared history together, and have gone through the ups and downs in a relationship than usually K-dramas wouldn't show. 

 

IA. GJ is shown to care about NH. (When he would wait for her, only to be scheduled for a late night patient) or the recent moment when he was a tad late in saving her. I notice that he has no one to talk about his issues with :( When he and his brother talk about their own problems, they always talk about something else separate from one another. His mom is a nuisance, so I feel sad seeing him just not act upon those feelings and instead let them fester which only creates more issues. The other doctor guy is a good match for GJ to see, and reflect back. The church chick nope, I haven't seen much from her to as to why GJ would like her. She seems opportunistic with GJ, and he still cares about NH to see past that :( One things for sure, we have 30 more episodes to go with this show ah so I really hope that the writer makes him grow as a character. He's the one that needs to change the most, and when he and NH can better communicate with each other that's when they can grow toge

 

ther.  

 

@jelly  I LOVE LOVE your two postings. Thank you!!

 

In my earlier postings, I thought I was over-analyzing and I decided to focus on JS-DH for their light -heartedness. However, the recent development of love triangle between GJ-NH-the director give me pleasant surprises (I don't want to include BY at this point because her character does not have much stake--not at this point at least). I feel that the story between GJ and NJ resonates with the title of the drama. Will they fall in love "once again" after being "married once"? I find myself rooting for them to find their own happiness, whether they will get back together or not. I understand why some may find the portrayal of the pairing between  GJ-NH boring. Well...dealing with the marital issues and personality patterns are tedious because it is difficult for anyone to change..

 

 Initially,  it seems that the director serves as a typical Kdrama plot device to make our male lead jealous. interestingly, the writer uses the "third wheel"to shed light on the underlying problems in the relationship between GJ and NH, barring the external issue such as mother-in-law. To be honest, in the first 20 episodes,  I am very critical of GJ. I find him petty and childish. He clearly knows NH to be socially awkward and blunt, but he "rides on" NH's unpopularity among colleagues to further ostracize her, whether he means it or not. He uses his own "public persona" as the golden standard to put NH down. He makes himself out to be the "victim" to the dysfunctional marriage and NH to the culprit in public eyes.  He does *not* shut down and instead unwittingly participate in all the backstabbing at his then-wife until they are finally divorced. 

 

In the new episodes this week, the writer has done a brilliant job setting a stark contrast between the director and GJ. The director appreciates NH for who she is, for her sense of justice even though her straightforwardness can put her at risk. I agree with the director that not everyone in the workplace has to be as "suave" as GJ or JS.  In the elevator,  when everyone speaks ill of NH, the director has the courage to "clear" the rumors for NH. In comparison, as @jelly observes rightly, GJ is always "one step behind."  He only defends NH in front of his colleagues, and challenges his own mother *after* NH has left him.

 

If the writer only makes GJ jealous and competitive, then I wouldn't have changed my idea about GJ. GJ is totally shaken after witnessing the director's confession towards NH (BTW, kudos to LSY's acting!) He is hurting because he can't express his love towards NH like the director. It's funny that GJ may seem to be an outgoing extravert , but I find him an insecure, shy introvert underneath his nonchalant appearance. Let's not forget that in one of the flashbacks, NH was the one who made the first move-- she asks him to take her out for dinner. They apparently have known each other by being in the same class so probably NH is probably interested in him.  Yes. JS is immensely likable, but that's only because he has an older brother like GJ to shoulder all the emotional baggage (and a lot of garbage) from an overbearing mother. 

 

When seeing how the director defends NH in the elevator, GJ concedes to NH that the director is a nice and reliable person.I really appreciate LSY's performance in portraying how GJ has realized his own lacking, and his longing and tentativeness towards NH. 

 

Luckily for him, NH is not an average candy girl. NH is indeed an odd ball because she is so level-headed. She is anxious to reject the director because she doesn't want to give him a false hope  She is grateful that the director saves her, so she returns the favor by being a chauffeur. She doesn't want to "owe" him anything. In comparison, when GJ saves her from a motorbike earlier, she knows that her heart is still fluttering from his gentlemanly attention towards her---if only GJ realizes how much he still loves her and SAYS IT TO HER!! GJ is so clueless to the extent that he does not realize his body and mind are all concerned about the wellbeing of NH. 

 

Up to now, I feel that the director can be a great friend of NH, because finally she has someone to talk to like a normal friend, apart from JS.  At this point, she still feel most comfortable with GJ--  I mean, C'mon, they have no problems sitting on the same hospital bed.  lol  I just hope that they can have a real communication one day.

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@jelly  I LOVE LOVE your two postings. Thank you!!

 

In my earlier postings, I thought I was over-analyzing and I decided to focus on JS-DH for their light -heartedness. However, the recent development of love triangle between GJ-NH-the director give me pleasant surprises (I don't want to include BY at this point because her character does not have much stake--not at this point at least). I feel that the story between GJ and NJ resonates with the title of the drama. Will they fall in love "once again" after being "married once"? I find myself rooting for them to find their own happiness, whether they will get back together or not. I understand why some may find the portrayal of the pairing between  GJ-NH boring. Well...dealing with the marital issues and personality patterns are tedious because it is difficult for anyone to change..

 

 Initially,  it seems that the director serves as a typical Kdrama plot device to make our male lead jealous. interestingly, the writer uses the "third wheel"to shed light on the underlying problems in the relationship between GJ and NH, barring the external issue such as mother-in-law. To be honest, in the first 20 episodes,  I am very critical of GJ. I find him petty and childish. He clearly knows NH to be socially awkward and blunt, but he "rides on" NH's unpopularity among colleagues to further ostracize her, whether he means it or not. He uses his own "public persona" as the golden standard to put NH down. He makes himself out to be the "victim" to the dysfunctional marriage and NH to the culprit in public eyes.  He does *not* shut down and instead unwittingly participate in all the backstabbing at his then-wife until they are finally divorced. 

 

In the new episodes this week, the writer has done a brilliant job setting a stark contrast between the director and GJ. The director appreciates NH for who she is, for her sense of justice even though her straightforwardness can put her at risk. I agree with the director that not everyone in the workplace has to be as "suave" as GJ or JS.  In the elevator,  when everyone speaks ill of NH, the director has the courage to "clear" the rumors for NH. In comparison, as @jelly observes rightly, GJ is always "one step behind."  He only defends NH in front of his colleagues, and challenges his own mother *after* NH has left him.

 

If the writer only makes GJ jealous and competitive, then I wouldn't have changed my idea about GJ. GJ is totally shaken after witnessing the director's confession towards NH (BTW, kudos to LSY's acting!) He is hurting because he can't express his love towards NH like the director. It's funny that GJ may seem to be an outgoing extravert , but I find him an insecure, shy introvert underneath his nonchalant appearance. Let's not forget that in one of the flashbacks, NH was the one who made the first move-- she asks him to take her out for dinner. They apparently have known each other by being in the same class so probably NH is probably interested in him.  Yes. JS is immensely likable, but that's only because he has an older brother like GJ to shoulder all the emotional baggage (and a lot of garbage) from an overbearing mother. 

 

When seeing how the director defends NH in the elevator, GJ concedes to NH that the director is a nice and reliable person.I really appreciate LSY's performance in portraying how GJ has realized his own lacking, and his longing and tentativeness towards NH. 

 

Luckily for him, NH is not an average candy girl. NH is indeed an odd ball because she is so level-headed. She is anxious to reject the director because she doesn't want to give him a false hope  She is grateful that the director saves her, so she returns the favor by being a chauffeur. She doesn't want to "owe" him anything. In comparison, when GJ saves her from a motorbike earlier, she knows that her heart is still fluttering from his gentlemanly attention towards her---if only GJ realizes how much he still loves her and SAYS IT TO HER!! GJ is so clueless to the extent that he does not realize his body and mind are all concerned about the wellbeing of NH. 

 

Up to now, I feel that the director can be a great friend of NH, because finally she has someone to talk to like a normal friend, apart from JS.  At this point, she still feel most comfortable with GJ--  I mean, C'mon, they have no problems sitting on the same hospital bed.  lol  I just hope that they can have a real communication one day.

 

 

 

@Katsuragi Aww thank you! I really like the in-depth postings on here  :) 

 

The writer of this show also tackled marriage and relationships in her prior dramas, so I think this show definitely showcases people who've divorced and how they deal with it and the aftermath of it. Korea has one of the highest divorce rates in Asia :o. I wish Boyoung was a good competitor to Nahee, like the Head Doctor is. Instead with BY, GJ would regress back to the past instead of moving on.

 

IA. Marriage isn't as glossy as we see in K-dramas typically, I like that the show is shining a light on that with NH and GJ and the Stuntman and his wife as well. 

 

I wonder how did GJ become this way? We see 2 flashback scenes when they had a great banter and rapport with one another, so what changed during their marriage? Was it his mother in law's meddling ways or something to do with his personality or the lack of father figure in his life? They had this push and pull type of relationship in the beginning which in the beginning made for fun banter, but now that they are living separately it shows how much GJ was a pain to be around with. Even his brother mentioned that he nags a lot, and that could get annoying fast. More than that, him not comforting his wife when they were together in the scenes we saw made me upset. How could he be so nonchalant when his wife was in distress? Add to that, he likes the attention when its on him, now that its not he feels vindicated that the Director is getting the attention now. Speaking of isn't the director just there temporarily until the Head guy is out lol? Or maybe they'll just keep his role going until there's major progress with NH and GJ.

 

The director guy is one cool suave guy lol. He is forthcoming, straight to the point, and doesn't mince his words. He tells NH that he likes her, and will wait for her until she changes her mind. He clears her name when the hospital staff speak ill of her. Speaking of, isn't this against work measures in the hospital to gossip to their subordinate? I feel like the hospital staff were awful for making NH feel like an outcast, and not inviting her to their chat for doctors. The fact that her GJ didn't even alert her is ??! NH seems annoyed by this when she didn't wash his clothes and he showed up to work in an Hawaiian shirt LOL. Both of them are so passive aggressive to each other :( I really hope the writer delves into when did they began to separate like that (I feel like there's something more there).

 

I really hope that GJ doesn't end up being this jealous emotional wreck in the latter half of this show. He's already appears pitiful, no need to add even more damage lol. In fact, in the preview for next week episodes, GJ tells NH he wants her to be happy. I hope that he gives her space to heal, and he as well works on himself too. Going to a relationship with the Doctor guy might help her break from the bad vibes. He makes her laugh, listens to her, and doesn't make her feel lonely. Whereas GJ needs to work on himself before dating anyone else.

 

You are right about GJ! He's totally faking it, I think he's an insecure introvert underneath his fake persona he tries too hard lol to be seen as cool but honestly he's a total dork! Remember the scene when he and his brother have some secret handshake or clap thing they do? I remember it LOL, he's such a DORK :) but I like it a lot because it shows us that he's over compensating.

 

Great point! His brother has a jokester persona, but its also because he ran away to Turkey so GJ beared the burden back home while his brother was there. That also gives him emotional trauma. I really felt for him when he lashed out at his mom. Bravo to the actor! In the flashback scenes, Nahee seems more bubbly and outgoing compared to him. We see her in school where she seemed like a bright lad, and her making the first move too was smooth! He was definitely smitten by her. I think it was definitely love at first sight for him. Their divorce scene when she confronts him about it was so sad. He was nonchalant and seemed unaffected, but I think he was hurting inside. He tends to suppress his emotions until it reaches a breaking point which obviously is bad for his mental psyche.

 

Ah yes same here! I never saw him in anything other than his Signal episodes which he was excellent in! He's a very expressive actor, I noticed that he tends to act with his eyes when he needs to. The moment when he saw his former mother in law, his eyes expressed so much pain :( It's a less showier performance compared to his extroverted brother, but I like the realistic portrayal a lot!

 

I love NH, she's a strong willed woman! She's a loner and she doesn't want to change that about her which is refreshing. She's never shown to be mean to anyone, and yet the hospital staff ostracized her. It is uber refreshing to see someone as level headed and unapologetic as her in K-dramas imo. I hope that the writer doesn't do a 180, and change her character too much.

 

Yeah, I think he doesn't realize it yet because he sees how the director has been treating her. I think that it pains him to see her move on (in his eyes) so fast. Yet he is totally oblivious to Boyoung's attention to him, because his mind is still on NH. That being said, it seems like he loves children, he gets along very well with BY's son. I wonder if that also caused a rift in their relationship as well? Miscarriages are harder on women than men, esp. on the body and we see NH has stomach pain (issues?) which never got brought up again after that moment. Maybe we'll get back to it? For sure, IA 100%. Their journey is going to a painful one for them and the audience lol.

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What does "Once Again" title mean?

 

Is it 'once again' for NH & GJ to be a married couple again (and hopefully with happy ending this second round)?

Is it 'once again' for JoonSun & his wife & the daughters to be a happy family again?

Is it 'once again' for the 2 families to be in-laws again but this time with JS-DH instead of NH-GJ?

Is it 'once again' for YD & his sister to be family again after separated for so long? YES on this one for sure!

Is it 'once again' for NH to be happy but this time with the sunbae? And same with GJ, happy again but with BY noona? 

It it 'once again' for GH & JiHoon to be a family again, this time with the HS or somebody else? 

 

Or is it just once again for the main family to be a complete family again with all the kids happily married?

I'm leaning towards this last one. Although if we are hoping to have NH-GJ & JoonSun-his wife back together again, that's a little bit of a stretch. That means 2 out of 4 kids will remarry same spouse. Then if JS-DH got married too, then they will also become a double in-laws. I know it's dramaland but it's a bit funny to go from all kids married --> all got divorced/annulled --> 2 kids remarried & 2 kids become double in-laws.

 

I really like the sunbae's character. Like everyone has said, he's suave & smooth with nice voice, straight forward, confident, honest, can cook & he wants to spoil his woman *swooooonnn* and last but not the least he must be smart enough if he can be an interim hospital director. I know there's not much shown so far about his flaws, but if NH doesn't want him, I will take him! Hehehehe. Seriously, I think they are so much more compatible. NH can be as honest/blunt as she wants or just be herself and sunbae will be there to understand her and either to protect her (or back her up) or cool her down smoothly instead of GJ's nagging & bickering.

 

Alex did good playing the cool sunbae, he gained a new fan in me. If NH-sunbae is not meant to be, I'll be sad. It's been a long while since I get the second lead syndrome sickness.

 

How long is this drama? 100 eps? So we still have 60 to go? Dang.

 

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1 hour ago, cuplik said:

What does "Once Again" title mean?

 

 

The actual Korean title is: 한 번 다녀왔습니다 which translates to "I've been there once (and returned)"

 

It's a... delicate? way of saying, "I'm divorced." Korean people don't want to say the word "divorce" I guess, so they are saying, basically, "Yeah, I've been there."

 

Anyway, that's kind of hard to translate into a snappy title, which is why it's just called "Once Again." I don't think there's some deep meaning to it.

 

1 hour ago, cuplik said:

I know it's dramaland but it's a bit funny to go from all kids married --> all got divorced/annulled --> 2 kids remarried & 2 kids become double in-laws.

 

How long is this drama? 100 eps? So we still have 60 to go? Dang.

 

 

Ooooh, yeah. That is *exactly* what's going to happen. (imo)

 

They still have 60 episodes to go, so that's the story they're going to tell in the remaining 60 eps.

 

Thanks for posting that instagram @the girl who!  These two are really cute. They look like brother and sister to me, actually. They look so alike. (two shmoopy puppies)

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2 hours ago, cuplik said:

How long is this drama? 100 eps? So we still have 60 to go? Dang.

 

They air four episodes a week (4 half hours) so it's like 15 weeks to go. 

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