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11 hours ago, jelly said:

Man the show really downgraded or diminished the screen time of Gyujin and Nahee. 

 

 

 

There are a couple of Korean news reporting the missing screen time and narrative of GJ and NH because audience was flooding the TV naver page with complains and negative comments: 

https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=609&aid=0000286394

 

From the comments I read on Saturday night, they only have the screen time of 2 minutes 39 seconds, or something like that...some drama fans even accuse KBS for cheating LSY and LMJ and using their names as baits (these two are indeed bigger names). Fans were angry *not* only because of the reduced screen time for consecutive several weeks, but also because of the crappy writing--it keeps replaying jealousy, while without any attempt to address the issues in communication, mother-in-law, and miscarriage...At this point, both LMJ and LSY are more like special appearances. lol

 

They also find the role of Boyoung "stuffy" (don't know how to translate) and "foxy." And they strongly disagree with Alex's character due to Alex's DUI record in real life.  They claim him to be "greasy"...(it's my literal translation) I don't quite agree with their views. I am okay with Boyoung and Alex. Alex's role is in fact well played and he has great lines. It's just that LMJ and LSY have great chemistry so it's difficult to make an alternative pairing in the same drama. 

 

As for LMJ's acting, I see mostly praise and positive comments, which is quite an exception because Korean fans liked to pick on her in the past, esp with her speech. Some comments I've read are quite funny. For instance, in the scene where NH gets drunk and corrects the director for forcing everyone for drinking gatherings, the most upvoted comment writes, "Lee Byung Hun has succeed" ....I mean it's ridiculous in a way because Korean audience attribute her good acting to the tutelage of her husband. Whether you agree with LBH's personal life or not, he is in reality one top actor in SK. Some already have a positive view of her because she is willing to play a role in a weekend drama with target audience of ajumma.  (I think they didn't know that LMJ shoot to stardom because of the weekend drama Smile You). They like the fact that she shows up in a family drama and apparently she doesn't have "celebrity disease." In the scene where she finally reveals her pain to her mother, audience is in awe of her acting, saying that they didn't know that she is this good.  

 

I don't find her acting "flat"--I am actually happy that she chooses a different character this time because she has never played a dorky and wooden role in the past.

 

I am no longer confident with the writer 양희승 Yang Hee-seung. I mean the triangle between the two aunts and the Boss is turning into a total farce and makjang. The problem is that Yang did not write  Soonpoong Clinic (the most famous family drama in Korean TV history) alone--the main write is Shin Dong-ik if I remember correctly. Judging from Yang's past dramas ,he is really good at penning Kdrama romance that goes through a familiar trajectory:  chance encounters, friendship turned budding romance, pining or self-denial,  confession,  rejection, conflict, jealousy, and reconciliation. That's why sadon CP is so appealing. However, he is not as good in penning the fallout and aftermath of the marriage life. Repeating the same kind of jealous-driven narrative for a divorced couple simply doesn't work for a family drama of 100 episodes. I don't like Familiar Wife he writes( Go Back Couple for me is far more superior) but at least there are far more meatier contents in Familiar Wife.

 

Anyway. At least the writer is making Sadon shippers happy. :)  The guy playing SJ is very talented and I am happy that he gets recognition he deserves. And Maybe Korean ajumma enjoy the triangle between the two aunts and boss yang? Ultimately they are the ones who decide the rating. I will take a break from this drama at this point. Till then. :)

 

1 hour ago, dramaninja said:

Give it time this dram has a long way top go still, this stuff usual happens with long dramas like this. They have eps focusing on other things besides the leads.

 

 

Hmm...It has been weeks with a minimum of screen time and meaningless plot. ..it is noted by Korean audience that there is literally no development after Nahee moves out except to replicate the jealousy trope ad infinitum. 

 

Family drama, esp.KBS weekend drama, is a genre by itself, requiring an commendable set of crafts in writing. The writer needs to create a delicate balancing act between all different characters, between cliches of romance, family dynamics, and the current social issues. Yang Hee-seung wrote High School King of Savvy which I LOVE, and Oh My Ghost and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo are also cute. Sadon CP is so well written and you can find some similar patterns between Sadon CP and the love stories she wrote in her early works. I thought this drama will touch on the issue of divorce (SK has one of the highest divorce rates) but then she seems to be more interested in proliferating new romances rather than examining the issues. It's probably because romance is what she is really good at.

 

I personally appreciate the storyline of how the old brother's ex-wife has to cope with the two kids-- I don't care for the older brother and his company though--and I also like the depiction of the relationship between Gahee and her son. I just wish there were more. Anyway. Everyone has their own cup of tea. 

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Hello everyone! I finally saw the finale last night after a busy weekend.   OMG the ending of my first weekend family drama. It had its up and downs with Leech story line (wrapped up )

Whoa! We've got a real development between GJ and NH!!    What's funny is that I watched the interview of LMJ and LSY Friday. LSY said that GJ will be straightforward from now on...but given

There are a couple of Korean news reporting the missing screen time and narrative of GJ and NH because audience was flooding the TV naver page with complains and negative comments:  https://enter

I never watch a weekend drama with 100 episodes, I'm guessing the writers are wrapping up stories with other casts in the current episodes or in the next few weeks. NH and GJ will get more screen time towards the end of the drama, I hope. But the ratings are surprisingly consistently high.  
 
I agree that there isn’t much plot between them now. The longing or lingering feeling between NH and GJ need to be addressed too. NH said about her inferiority seeing GJ happily spending time with BY and her kid, when in fact GJ also felt the same way seeing another man with better characters (the interim director) chasing NH. As an outsider, one would think NH should get pregnant and provide GJ a family to make him happy, and GJ should be cool-headed and pours NH love and attention to make her happy. Long-lasting relationship isn’t as simple as this when you can’t give what the other wants/needs. It is really heartbreaking to see GJ being supportive to NH and the director, and that NH showing poker face in front of GJ, BY and her kid. But I guess that’s how divorced couples move on but still being friends?
 
@Katsuragi It seems that fans/netizens often associate actors off-screen to their characters they play in drama/TV. Is this normal?
 
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Regarding the screen time of our two lead, I will say that it is only these last two episodes we have not seen them, really just these last two episodes otherwise since the beginning I find that they have a good screentime 
Now where I find that it does not go at all, it is their stories because it is obvious that they must get back together but their stories do not progress, from the beginning it stagnates it is a shame, but as said the comment above,it maybe because   to wrap up the stories of others and focus on the leads towards the end of the drama so maybe 60 episodes there

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1 hour ago, emerald ox said:
I never watch a weekend drama with 100 episodes, I'm guessing the writers are wrapping up stories with other casts in the current episodes or in the next few weeks. NH and GJ will get more screen time towards the end of the drama, I hope. But the ratings are surprisingly consistently high.  
 
@Katsuragi It seems that fans/netizens often associate actors off-screen to their characters they play in drama/TV. Is this normal?
 

 

 

Well. KBS weekend drama consistently have high ratings though. It's KBS' "staple" with a royal following, like my mom. lol, who has been watching KBS weekend drama for as long as I remember. That's how I get into family/weekend dramas. Once Again is doing well in terms of ratings, but it's not like My Golden Life, another KBS weekend drama, which reached upper-30s in ratings very earlier on ( like episode 16) and eventually broke 45% in the finale.

 

I actually thought the leads to be Chun Ho Jin and Cha Hwa-Yeon, judging from the sequence each character is introduced in the opening: (Chun Ho Ji, Cha Hwa-Heon together, then Lee Minjung, and then Lee Sang-Yeob). It's normal that some characters will have more screen time than others but as I said earlier, but a good weekend drama writer knows how to put multiple lines--both the main and subplot-- into action simultaneously regardless of the screen time. At this point. GJ/NH are mostly like "fillers" or props.

 

Korean netizens' comments can be aggravating. It's really unfair to judge the character of the director by the history of Alex. But then I think they are just angry at the lack of the real interaction between GJ/NH. 

 

@marrez1  The complaints about the stagnant writing and screen time have started weeks ago though. Initially, I just saw few comments, but then the criticisms are just getting louder and gaining momentum this week with less than 5 minutes of screen time. That's why there are news reports. I don't mind so much about the diminished screen time than the poor or non-writing, to say the least. 

 

It's not the end of the world--it's just a drama compared to everything happening in the world. Hopefully LSY and LMJ will collaborate in another drama. :)

 

 

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@Katsuragi Interesting. Tbh, at this point netizens will talk trash about everything. Unless the comment gets upvoted 4-5K times, and even then nothing comes from it most of the time. I think talking about the actors personal stuff unless its something super serious isn't necessary in this case. Alex does a good job portraying a character that speaks his mind compared to the timid Gyu Jin. Although I would like to see GJ not just see his actions and admire them only to do nothing about it. Yeah KBS weekenders always do well, (Strange b/c their mini series don't do so well w/ a few exceptions), but compared to BLWL, the ratings are quite good. Could see this reaching 40% by the end which is excellent since no dramas have reached that since the downward trend a few yrs ago. Lol at weekenders being for 'ahjummas,'  (I disagree but I know that typically b/c of their issues/etc. it does give off those vibes but this show feels fresh imo), but still it does help a lot with actors profiles and likability down the line. 

 

Some already have a positive view of her because she is willing to play a role in a weekend drama with target audience of ajumma.  (I think they didn't know that LMJ shoot to stardom because of the weekend drama Smile You). They like the fact that she shows up in a family drama and apparently she doesn't have "celebrity disease." Wait, is doing a weekender seen as stepping down? I know they are longer/ensemble pieces. Are family dramas seen as lesser then? Lol at "Celebrity disease," I guess because she's married to LBH that they don't expect her to work rme, when she's stated that she loves acting and is greedy to work more which good for her!

 

@Samuel Yohanes IA. Good Casting although he appears in the show for 5 minutes or so, the show uses him way better than on this show. I do see some similarities though with some of the mannerisms but overall, his character here is a bit boring. Although he and his brother are The Odd Couple, they are funny together lol.

 

@Silverlining93 Its so sad to see!! They only had 2 flashback scenes and they had a lot of chemistry together!! Ugh so frustrating...Let's hope that this doesn't become a thing. Speaking of, in the previews for next wk, everyone in the hospital knows NH has moved on. And he's hugged by his worker, and yet again, GJ plays it off. Grr!

 

Weekenders tend to be more traditional (Patriarchal values/family/long going) compared to their mini series counterparts. Thats why I typically stay away from them, but Once Again proves to be the expectation. Before this, I watched here and there of Never Twice but this show doesn't have the makjang or overtly melodramatic parts imo. For the most part, I find the stories intertwined quite nicely. The writer of Once Again is writing her first weekender which is this show, so I think she's learning along the way with integrating the characters. Let's hope there's more progress between GJ and NH without other side characters getting in the way, I think GJ and NH deserve some to have some closure.

 

I know that for K-dramas due to the live shooting system (Once Again is currently shooting), that they alter storylines due to audience reaction. It could be the case here with Sadon couple having more screen time in these 2 episodes. My concern is that these 2 episodes we had this week could signal for us what to expect for the Doctor couple going forward. I really hope that's not the case here, its just very frustrating seeing GJ like that and praise the Doctor guy, and pretend everything's ok for how long. There's more layers to a relationship that ends esp. with divorce/shared history with that person than jealously. Its more complex and complicated, and I wish the writer would display more of those attributes than just jealously which just undercuts imo the complexity of NH and GJ's love for one another.

 

IA with what everyone has to say regarding this couple, with Sadon couple and Kimbap lady and the Meat guy, Gahee and the young guy, we see movement. I did wonder if because this is a longer show that they are saving this couple's moments for the latter end of the show. I hope so, because it gets to the point for the last 2-3 weeks where I feel like I'm writing the same thing with GJ and NH lol. I want to check back on this couple 1 month later to see if the writer has done any progress to them, because I don't feel like writing about the same thing with this couple :(. What a waste of LMJ and LSY!!! Both who are doing great jobs, esp. LMJ (I don't think she's wooden, as she's portraying someone who seems depressed in the beginning, she's smiling more and more now!). I would love to see them in another drama again, but LMJ only does dramas every 2 years now. Writer don't disappoint me, (I've faith in you b/c of your past work). Familiar Wife this and make GJ grow a backbone, and stop separating them from confronting their issues!!

 

@emerald ox :( Ikr? Despite that, they both are good actors despite the shoddy writing for them. LSY is quite the expressive actor, it's so sad to see him look on with painful eyes every-time he encounters NH and JR. LMJ is also quite good and she comes across as cool, calm, and composed. Her husband is a huge star, so she herself is a big name b/c of that, so lets hope there's more traction!! Waste of talented actors who have great chemistry together :rage:

 

@cp23 Good Casting finished filming in February 2020. Once Again was filmed after he finished Good Casting. I think the reason is that the writer doesn't know what to do with this couple at this point.

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57 minutes ago, jelly said:

Speaking of, in the previews for next wk, everyone in the hospital knows NH has moved on. And he's hugged by his worker, and yet again, GJ plays it off. Grr!

 

The trend for NH-GJ's relationship is now predictable and we can already see what's coming based on the preview! Their dialogues are not that meaningful but thanks to LSY and LMJ's facial expression, I decided to keep watching this drama. It would be a shame to see their acting talents go to waste due to 'boring' lines and arc.

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If this drama is still filming, I still have hope that the writer will put NaHee and sunbae together since a lot of people thinks they are more compatible. NaHee can joke around him, speak her mind, be spoiled and be herself with the sunbae. Just because LMJ and LSY are the main leads, doesn't mean they have to be together at the end, it might be a nice ending and might be the original intent but if the writer can't solve their stubbornness, family issue (MILs), communication issues and maybe some personalities issues (GJ's nagging, NH's bluntness, etc), please just pair them each with someone else! Be it the sunbae and the noona, or someone totally new. Sometimes only love is not enough to survive a relationship & marriage. The show can end with both NH & GJ truly in peace with each other & be just friends/coworkers only without any lingering feeling/jealousy and move forward with their respective partners. Maybe be a 'good' in-laws for JS & DH.

 

NH already took one step forward so hopefully GJ will too soon. Though he is barely seen "really" talking to the noona. All we got to see is him interacting with the kids mostly, with the noona around. How did the noona get attracted to someone she barely get to talk to in depth? Just an old feeling from the past? 

 

I also become to hate the love triangle between meat shop ahjussi, kimbab lady, and fried chicken lady. Just pick one already, dude. And when the writer will get the brother & sister reunited? I want to see the sister introduction & inclusion in the family. The family will need a bigger dinner table to include JS (at some point), kimbab lady and maybe the meat shop ahjussi (if he ends up with one of the sisters. The ladies might turn their back on him once they know they are in-laws and he's been flaking both ladies).

 

I laughed when NH pushed DH's hand on the mouse during the exam result announcement because DH kept delaying it. It was so NaHee, so impatient. Hahahahaha.

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12 hours ago, Katsuragi said:

 

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There are a couple of Korean news reporting the missing screen time and narrative of GJ and NH because audience was flooding the TV naver page with complains and negative comments: 

https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=609&aid=0000286394

 

From the comments I read on Saturday night, they only have the screen time of 2 minutes 39 seconds, or something like that...some drama fans even accuse KBS for cheating LSY and LMJ and using their names as baits (these two are indeed bigger names). Fans were angry *not* only because of the reduced screen time for consecutive several weeks, but also because of the crappy writing--it keeps replaying jealousy, while without any attempt to address the issues in communication, mother-in-law, and miscarriage...At this point, both LMJ and LSY are more like special appearances. lol

 

They also find the role of Boyoung "stuffy" (don't know how to translate) and "foxy." And they strongly disagree with Alex's character due to Alex's DUI record in real life.  They claim him to be "greasy"...(it's my literal translation) I don't quite agree with their views. I am okay with Boyoung and Alex. Alex's role is in fact well played and he has great lines. It's just that LMJ and LSY have great chemistry so it's difficult to make an alternative pairing in the same drama. 

 

As for LMJ's acting, I see mostly praise and positive comments, which is quite an exception because Korean fans liked to pick on her in the past, esp with her speech. Some comments I've read are quite funny. For instance, in the scene where NH gets drunk and corrects the director for forcing everyone for drinking gatherings, the most upvoted comment writes, "Lee Byung Hun has succeed" ....I mean it's ridiculous in a way because Korean audience attribute her good acting to the tutelage of her husband. Whether you agree with LBH's personal life or not, he is in reality one top actor in SK. Some already have a positive view of her because she is willing to play a role in a weekend drama with target audience of ajumma.  (I think they didn't know that LMJ shoot to stardom because of the weekend drama Smile You). They like the fact that she shows up in a family drama and apparently she doesn't have "celebrity disease." In the scene where she finally reveals her pain to her mother, audience is in awe of her acting, saying that they didn't know that she is this good.  

 

I don't find her acting "flat"--I am actually happy that she chooses a different character this time because she has never played a dorky and wooden role in the past.

 

I am no longer confident with the writer 양희승 Yang Hee-seung. I mean the triangle between the two aunts and the Boss is turning into a total farce and makjang. The problem is that Yang did not write  Soonpoong Clinic (the most famous family drama in Korean TV history) alone--the main write is Shin Dong-ik if I remember correctly. Judging from Yang's past dramas ,he is really good at penning Kdrama romance that goes through a familiar trajectory:  chance encounters, friendship turned budding romance, pining or self-denial,  confession,  rejection, conflict, jealousy, and reconciliation. That's why sadon CP is so appealing. However, he is not as good in penning the fallout and aftermath of the marriage life. Repeating the same kind of jealous-driven narrative for a divorced couple simply doesn't work for a family drama of 100 episodes. I don't like Familiar Wife he writes( Go Back Couple for me is far more superior) but at least there are far more meatier contents in Familiar Wife.

 

Anyway. At least the writer is making Sadon shippers happy. :)  The guy playing SJ is very talented and I am happy that he gets recognition he deserves. And Maybe Korean ajumma enjoy the triangle between the two aunts and boss yang? Ultimately they are the ones who decide the rating. I will take a break from this drama at this point. Till then. :)

 

 

 

Hmm...It has been weeks with a minimum of screen time and meaningless plot. ..it is noted by Korean audience that there is literally no development after Nahee moves out except to replicate the jealousy trope ad infinitum. 

 

Family drama, esp.KBS weekend drama, is a genre by itself, requiring an commendable set of crafts in writing. The writer needs to create a delicate balancing act between all different characters, between cliches of romance, family dynamics, and the current social issues. Yang Hee-seung wrote High School King of Savvy which I LOVE, and Oh My Ghost and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo are also cute. Sadon CP is so well written and you can find some similar patterns between Sadon CP and the love stories she wrote in her early works. I thought this drama will touch on the issue of divorce (SK has one of the highest divorce rates) but then she seems to be more interested in proliferating new romances rather than examining the issues. It's probably because romance is what she is really good at.

 

I personally appreciate the storyline of how the old brother's ex-wife has to cope with the two kids-- I don't care for the older brother and his company though--and I also like the depiction of the relationship between Gahee and her son. I just wish there were more. Anyway. Everyone has their own cup of tea. 

 

THIS SO MUCH. I agree so much with this post especially with the part in red. The problem here is the writer, I dont even know why some ppl is making this look like a thing of rivalry between the couples , popularity or who is the bigger name :mellow: , this is a family drama and each storyline and couple will have their own moment to shine , aka more screentime, ....  Jae Seok just confesed his feelings, its a big moment for the sadon couple storyline so its obvious they need to have more screentime just like when Na Hee and Gyu Jin just got divorced and almost half of every episode was about them. 

 

Its pretty obvious the writer is really good at safe and cute romance plots and that why the sadon couple is working fine but she's failing big time with the development of the divorce storyline. sigh. whats with all that jealousy scenes again and again? At this point i'm about to start rooting for Na Hee and sunbae  :lol: , I want to believe she's dragging this storyline on purpose since we aren't even on the half of the drama but I dont know .... 

 

Both Na Hee and Gyu Jin are clearly not the typical leads, both of them aren't exactly likeable and I think both LMJ and LSY are doing a good job portraying them . I just find the situation upsetting because a good writer would have do wonders with two 'unlikeable' characters who rediscover the love that united them once ... ahhh, there was so much potential T-T 

 

sorry for my pretty limited english, reason why its a bit difficult for me to join the conversation 

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9 hours ago, jelly said:

I know that for K-dramas due to the live shooting system (Once Again is currently shooting), that they alter storylines due to audience reaction. It could be the case here with Sadon couple having more screen time in these 2 episodes. My concern is that these 2 episodes we had this week could signal for us what to expect for the Doctor couple going forward.

 

IA with what everyone has to say regarding this couple, with Sadon couple and Kimbap lady and the Meat guy, Gahee and the young guy, we see movement. I did wonder if because this is a longer show that they are saving this couple's moments for the latter end of the show. I hope so, because it gets to the point for the last 2-3 weeks where I feel like I'm writing the same thing with GJ and NH lol. I want to check back on this couple 1 month later to see if the writer has done any progress to them, because I don't feel like writing about the same thing with this couple :(.

 

 

 

 

Sadon couple is certainly the hot item. Both the actor (JS) and actress (DH) has entered the top 10 list of GOODDATA--yay! I am very happy for both of them because both of them have very natural performance!!  JS and DH have always been the focus from the get-go, because the series begins with the dissolution of DH's marriage, JS' return from Turkey and their chance encounter. I have the feeling that the director is recreating another fabulous drama couple,  like the one from My Father is Strange. The drama couple from My Father is Strange ended up dating in real life. 

 

As we all know about the ripple effect,  certain characters are better written and thus become popular , which will earn more screen time for the characters, and the actors and actresses playing them will become even more popular. This is just the reality of live shooting system. As one Korean comments says it well, the drama feels like a rom-com starring Sadon CP..Now,  Kang Chang-hee from SF9 will have a special appearance, playing DH's college classmate. Lee Sung Kyung will probably play a girl JS has known from his times abroad. I am fine with JS/DS to become the main couple that the drama promotes, but I have problems with intentional sidelining of the characters that make me interested in the show in the first place. At this point, I would prefer the writer to send NH or GJ abroad to study than staying in this pointless circle of jealousy, regret, self-blame turned self-numbing. C'mon-- this is a mass entertainment aired every weekend, not Gertrude Stein's avant-garde modernist novels in which nothing happens but just endless repetition of the same plots and the same kind of emotional states. :(. I agree with @jelly that the writer simply does not know how to deal with the couple at this point.

 

It's consoling to see that the drama NAVER  page has discussions on GJ/NH's issues, just like here in Soompi https://entertain.naver.com/tvBrand/11665369

 

@emerald ox hahaha I feel the same! I got excited when KBS posted the drama stills with LMJ and LSY,  and wait religiously for the airing because I saw them in the preview. And what happens? You get literally what you have seen in the stills and preview!!! Nothing more. HAHAHAHA Are you kidding me? I keep asking myself. I seriously expect too much... I am not even their fans, but I am just invested in their story.... :rage::weary:

 

@cuplikThat's what I feel about Boyoung. Does she simply want a father for her son? It's totally fine and in fact respectable. Yet, there is no writing on that front either. Her son keeps pushing her mom and GJ together. Gj is nice to Shiho because he is always into kids (that's why NH feels guilty about her miscarriage)--* not* because he is BY's kid. He is also so pleasant next to BY and SH--pleasant but absent-minded as you observe rightly. He is only his true nagging self with NH. 

 

I love the scene where all the siblings celebrate DH's success. Yes. I burst out laughing when NH hit the mouse. Even such a small action shows LMJ is totally in the character of NH, and they really have the chemistry like sisters. 

 

@the girl who! Yes. The writer has done wonders in portraying heart-fluttering cute romance. To be fair, even though NH's conflict with her mom is difficult to stomach, the writer has done a great job in showing how NH, with a type A personality, shoulders everything by herself because she feels that she has failed her mother's expectation, and the expectation of her then-husband with her miscarriage. Even the gossip over NH's divorce among the ajumma in the supermarket feels so real because that's what they do. Divorce is still much a social stigma in Asian societies, and children's divorce is certainly a mark of shame for their parents.

 

I agree that NH and GH are not typical likable roles, which is why I love this pairing. Even though I was critical of GJ earlier, he is "real" and he is an adult with self-awareness of his own problems. With such two "real" characters, I wonder why the writer has to rely on the gratuitous cliches of jealousy and triangle. 

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@Katsuragi I find your insights very interesting and informative btw! Lol yeah this isn't a Great Russian novel, but imo it does say something when we care about the couple. I for one, love seeing more realistic and mature romances onscreen. It does make me feel a bit defeated knowing that a lot of people seem like there's no way for the Doctor couple to go up, but I get it too. I think the writer should've done a small time jump and we see NH and GJ friendly with one another at the hospital. They are civil with one another, playful together, but no more than just work colleagues. Back to the start of their relationship. And then, they have a scene where Gyu Jin apologizes to Na hee about his meddling mother in law/about placing the blame of the miscarriage on her in their hideout spot (The hospital bed lol). She is a bit alarmed hearing that b/c she thought she was over him, but his apology makes her re-consider her true feelings about him. His mom also becomes a better person by backing off and apologizing for speaking ill about NH. Lol, basically once GJ tells her to her face that he still loves her, they could've worked to begin their journey again without the BY and JR characters aiding them. 

 

LMJ entered the Good Data thing when she finally moved out of the house she shared with LSY. But I think its because they lack the cutesy fluffy romance stuff b/c they are more older, eh it is what it is. Its just that in the moments we see of LMJ and LSY, they have great chemistry so separating them for this long does a disservice to both actors/characters. It's not about how long their scenes are but the quality of their scenes. A good writer will utilize those moments in 2-3 minutes and not 5+ episodes. As a fan of LSY, I was hoping that this show would've been the one to shoot him to the top but its hard to tell who gets the popularity from a show/film. LSI though is a natural at comedy, it comes across as effortless whereas with LSY, the comedy comes across as forced and try hard. A lot of it has to do with luck, timing, sheer will, and circumstances.

 

I'm a bit shocked because I loved Familiar Wife, and at least with that show I saw the ML express heartbreak about still loving his ex-wife. For me its not the screen time, but the lack of progress with the supposed main couple of this show. GJ clearly is depressed and is going through a rough patch, but I think his nice guy behavior is sometimes a detriment. He wants to please people, but is not the confrontational type either. I really hope that this couple has movement, they are the only couple I really care about in an emotional way. I don't care about who is more hot or so, but some flashback scenes of them in their loving ways? I just hope that because there's 28 more episodes to go that b/c the Sadon couple has hit a big milestone with their relationship that we can see some sparks/interesting stuff with the Doctor couple!!

 

BY's son lol, ok he is a smart one? He knows that his mom likes GY and he's the bridge between him and BY, since he's always hanging out with him. He clearly loves kids. I would love to see LMJ and LSY in another romance show, but that's rare to see a second pairing but they just match visually and acting wise! Because its painful to see a character like GJ is right now experiencing depression, and not doing anything about it. My heart kinda breaks for him esp. b/c he has no one to talk to this about. I don't think he even has any friends tbh. LSY's eyes are very expressive, and he looks so pained and hurt when he sees NH now :bawling:

 

P.S- For a couple that is 'boring' for most lol (or some haha), I am really invested in their relationship and for the sake of them, I really am rooting for them. I am also glad to see other commenters here who are also invested in their storyline and want better for them too lol!

 

@Kitty_Litter Kdramas tend to over exaggerate these scenarios imo. While divorce in Asian societies shifts the family dynamic, I think that its something to note that Korea has one of the highest divorce rates in Asia! So while there is a stigma attached to divorces (particularly for women), I think that's been changing now with many Korean women not marrying or settling down as much now. They can re-marry (with kids), society will point fingers and etc, but once time passes, people forget or no longer care.Also I found it ironic that GJ's mom, Gahee, and NH's mom in real life have all divorced with children. I think that them starring in this show, displays an extra irony to the show.

 

THIS RIGHT HERE!!!! They both feel like real people, with brains and flaws of their own. When is this MADNESS going to ever END???

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With such two "real" characters, I wonder why the writer has to rely on the gratuitous cliches of jealousy and triangle.  

 
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7 hours ago, cp23 said:

So the main lead is MIA, he is starring in another drama,Good Casting. Can't be in two places at once.

I think that drama was pre-filmed and Once Again is live-shooting. 

 

12 hours ago, emerald ox said:

As an outsider, one would think NH should get pregnant and provide GJ a family to make him happy, and GJ should be cool-headed and pours NH love and attention to make her happy.

She did try to get pregnant--an earlier episode showed NH trying to sleep with GJ, but he didn't want to because they had just been fighting. 

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On 6/8/2020 at 10:31 PM, Katsuragi said:

@the girl who!the expectation of her then-husband with her miscarriage. Even the gossip over NH's divorce among the ajumma in the supermarket feels so real because that's what they do. Divorce is still much a social stigma in Asian societies, and children's divorce is certainly a mark of shame for their parents.

 

The prospects of remarrying gets even harder if the other family is so conservative.

From what I've seen in most Kdrama, marrying a divorcee is a no-no. Throw some kids into the mix and it becomes almost impossible.

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http://program.kbs.co.kr/2tv/drama/onceagain/pc/board.html?smenu=9725de&bbs_loc=T2019-0420-01-170861,list,none,1,0

 

45-46회 미리보기 (Preview, translated):

 

정록과의 사이를 묻는 질문에 솔직하게 답하는 나희. 규진은 그런 나희의 연애 카운슬러까지 자처하며 연애를 돕는 듯 보이고. 합격의 기쁨을 나눠야 할 재석과 멀어진 다희는 고민 끝에 감사의 인사를 전하러 재석의 병원으로 찾아간다. 
용주시장 총무로 당선된 초연! 부지런히 상인회 업무를 처리하며 영달에게 슬쩍 비밀스런 부탁을 하는데...

 

 

Na-Hee responds honestly when asked about her relationship with Jeong-Rok. Gyu-Jin appoints himself as her "love counselor" and seems like he's helping her with her love life.

 

Da-Hee, having become distant from Jae-Seok, after much worry, goes to his hospital to thank him for his help for passing the test.

 

Cho-Yeon is elected as manager of YongJu Market. She busily takes care of the Merchants' Association business, and asks Yeong-Dal for a secretive favor...

 

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43 minutes ago, chickfactor said:

http://program.kbs.co.kr/2tv/drama/onceagain/pc/board.html?smenu=9725de&bbs_loc=T2019-0420-01-170861,list,none,1,0

 

45-46회 미리보기 (Preview, translated):

 

정록과의 사이를 묻는 질문에 솔직하게 답하는 나희. 규진은 그런 나희의 연애 카운슬러까지 자처하며 연애를 돕는 듯 보이고. 합격의 기쁨을 나눠야 할 재석과 멀어진 다희는 고민 끝에 감사의 인사를 전하러 재석의 병원으로 찾아간다. 
용주시장 총무로 당선된 초연! 부지런히 상인회 업무를 처리하며 영달에게 슬쩍 비밀스런 부탁을 하는데...

 

 

Na-Hee responds honestly when asked about her relationship with Jeong-Rok. Gyu-Jin appoints himself as her "love counselor" and seems like he's helping her with her love life.

 

Da-Hee, having become distant from Jae-Seok, after much worry, goes to his hospital to thank him for his help.

 

Cho-Yeon is elected as manager of YongJu Market. She busily takes care of the Merchants' Association business, and asks Yeong-Dal for a secretive favor...

 

Love counselor ???How ironic LOL

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