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[Drama 2020] We were in Love, 우리 사랑했을까

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Hi everybody! Glad to see many friends and familiar names on this thread! :kiss_wink:@Alice Wonderland @sadthe1st @corey @thistle

I just finished the first 2 episodes and I was pleasantly surprised. I think the first episode was a bit weak filled with cliches, but the 2nd episode was an improvement.

 

I really like Song Ji Hyo and Son Ho Jun! I was surprised to see Healer Ahjumma play Noh Ae Jung's mom, but it kind of makes sense because she played the FL's mom also in Go Back Couple where Son Ho Jun was the ML. :D

The actress playing NAJ's daughter is very talented! I haven't seen her around before.

 

I like all of the suitors, but, ooh, the gangster guy Goo Pa Do is pretty hot! :love:

:dorakiss:

 

So, here is my theory:

 

  • With 99% certainty Oh Dae O is the father of Noh Ha Nee. It's clear that he and NAJ were in a relationship - there is still resentment between the two due to a series of misunderstandings. There were real feelings between the two of them.
  • Ryu Jin was the reason for the breakup. Either he was in love with NAJ (or he was in love with ODO - less likely)
  • The teacher probably had some puppy love for NAJ and wanted to step up and become a dad for Ha Nee while NAJ was pregnant. It's clear, though, that NAJ has no romantic feelings for him.
  • The gangster's ex wife looks like NAJ
  • With my years of watching k-dramas :joy: I can already tell that the end game is Oh Dae O and Noh Ae Jung
    (99% of the time the ML and FL end up together)

 

What I'm waiting to see is how Oh Dae O is going to react once he finds out he has a daughter and the anger he will feel towards NAJ for not telling him. It will surely cause him feelings that he has been betrayed. To miss out on your own child's childhood years will not be easy to accept.

 

Btw, I would be kind of intrigued to see Husband Over Flowers!!! Anyone else? :joy:

 

Waiting for Wednesday!

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1 hour ago, partyon said:
  • The gangster's ex wife looks like NAJ
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why do u say this? wait the lady in HongKong costume is his wife?

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46 minutes ago, L haha said:

why do u say this? wait the lady in HongKong costume is his wife?

That's my guess yes. :kiss_wink:

 

It makes sense that he's watching videos of his deceased wife. It seems that she might be someone whom he met when he was a gangster. Maybe she was Chinese?

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Last week, when the gangster was speaking Chinese (I was think, wait why is it not Korean?) It was a mish mash of Canto with Mandarin accents ? (It sound like that to me. LOL) But applause for the actor trying to say it. It is nice to see GD brother in law back in a drama. It has been awhile. He does have swag for sure to be the loan shark/gangster.

 

Unexpected he has a son who is an outcast and in school with AJ daughter. I like the kids growing friendship.

 

@partyon Agreed!  With my 17+ years of watching Korean Dramas---I agree strongly with your theories too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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y'all.. :open_mouth:

 

y'all.. :smirk:

 

I just realized the "last" names of our "main-main leads".. :yum:

 

..could = "OHNO! COUPLE" except we got us ~double Oh's :lol: 

 

sooo.. "Team OHNOOH? OHOHNO?" trio-ship FTW! ahaha :D

 

7 hours ago, Samuel Yohanes said:

Perfect this is what i really need!!

Big thanks for the link It really helpful 

Really excited for next episode

 

Very welcome! :heart: 

 

2 hours ago, Nodame said:

@SimbiAni  High five to you ! (I try to live my life by what you believe! YESH!) Not always easy but all your words resonated with me. I apply it to my daily life not always easy but it helps-every little bit. Thanks for kindly sharing! 

 

Thank you too for your reply! Inspiring others is one of the best things we can do for each other, & it's one of the big reasons I started loving fandoms in the first place! :wub:

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31 minutes ago, Nodame said:

@partyon Agreed with my 17+years of watching Korean Dramas---I agree strongly with your theories too.

lol :D You've got a few more years under your belt than I have then. :D If you agree, I will change all 99% -> 100% in my previous post. :D

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(PS. Sorry @Nodame for forgetting to tag you in my previous post - I've met you on the My Unfamiliar Family thread before)

 

What are your thoughts on Song Ji Hyo's acting? I saw that many people on Dramabeans were criticizing her and saying that she's overacting. I just think that the some of the "over-the-top" reactions we're seeing from her are actually how her character has been written.

 

Here is the link to the Dramabeans recap of ep 1.


EPISODE 1 RECAP

https://www.dramabeans.com/2020/07/was-it-love-episode-1/

 

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I hope, that it's not the case of one and only forever and more. And I don't think, that father and final man must be the same person. I want to see something new.

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Hello everyone, popping by after watching the first 2 episodes !! I LOVE NETFLIX because they update simultaneously and the HD quality :) 

 

Have read around some of the comments so far and here are some of my thoughts/ response to some of the things you guys had mentioned (hope you don't mind): 

 

9 hours ago, partyon said:
  • With 99% certainty Oh Dae O is the father of Noh Ha Nee. It's clear that he and NAJ were in a relationship - there is still resentment between the two due to a series of misunderstandings. There were real feelings between the two of them.
  • Ryu Jin was the reason for the breakup. Either he was in love with NAJ (or he was in love with ODO - less likely)
  • The teacher probably had some puppy love for NAJ and wanted to step up and become a dad for Ha Nee while NAJ was pregnant. It's clear, though, that NAJ has no romantic feelings for him.
  • The gangster's ex wife looks like NAJ
  • With my years of watching k-dramas :joy: I can already tell that the end game is Oh Dae O and Noh Ae Jung
    (99% of the time the ML and FL end up together)

@partyon hi there, i can see you are a really seasoned drama-watcher, nice to meet you. I think you are right on the theories, it seems almost predictable based on the premise. Ok, but you never know if there will be some sort of twist in between? I am just curious what are the predictions for Ryujin being the reason for the breakup? I mean i could see/feel that Ryujin did have some sort of feelings to AJ...

 

But one way or another, i agree that its almost 100% SJH will end up with SHJ in the end lol. Anw, AJ's daughter is very cute? She reminds me of Kim Ji Won though, anyone feels the same? 

 

7 hours ago, Nodame said:

Last week, when the gangster was speaking Chinese (I was think, wait why is it not Korean?) It was a mish mash of Canto with Mandarin accents ? (It sound like that to me. LOL) But applause for the actor trying to say it. It is nice to see GD brother in law back in a drama. It has been awhile. He does have swag for sure to be the loan shark/gangster.

@Nodame hello ! I think it sounds like Cantonese? I think because i kind of associate loan sharks and gangsters to those in HK dramas that uses Cantonese. And because i understand and speak Chinese too, hmm i can't really comprehend what he was trying to say if it was Chinese LOL. 

 

6 hours ago, partyon said:

What are your thoughts on Song Ji Hyo's acting? I saw that many people on Dramabeans were criticizing her and saying that she's overacting. I just think that the some of the "over-the-top" reactions we're seeing from her are actually how her character has been written.

ooo i didn't read the comments but i found it okay? Like the first episode when AJ broke down and cried at home, i teared up as well :( i guess maybe everyone's accustomed to associating SJH to her RM persona, so they can't take her seriously when she acts? I believe that's the same for Kwangsoo ? But ok that's just my personal opinion because honestly i haven't watch much dramas with SJH inside...

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7 hours ago, SimbiAni said:

y'all.. :open_mouth:

 

y'all.. :smirk:

 

I just realized the "last" names of our "main-main leads".. :yum:

 

..could = "OHNO! COUPLE" except we got us ~double Oh's :lol: 

 

sooo.. "Team OHNOOH? OHOHNO?" trio-ship FTW! ahaha :D

 

 

Very welcome! :heart: 

 

 

Thank you too for your reply! Inspiring others is one of the best things we can do for each other, & it's one of the big reasons I started loving fandoms in the first place! :wub:

 

Haha! It's cute and catchy! 

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First Impression: Was It Love?

 

Overall, Was It Love? is off to a good start. It effectively introduced itself as a series that will offer us entertaining and funny adult banters with some touching stories in between. The story might seem like a rehash from other similar dramas but the characters are its strongest aspect. I felt instantly attached to them and their stories. Hopefully, everyone will get their own kind of happy endings.

 

https://ahjummamshies.wordpress.com/2020/07/14/first-impression-was-it-love/

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9 hours ago, partyon said:

lol :D You've got a few more years under your belt than I have then. :D If you agree, I will change all 99% -> 100% in my previous post. :D

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(PS. Sorry @Nodame for forgetting to tag you in my previous post - I've met you on the My Unfamiliar Family thread before)

 

What are your thoughts on Song Ji Hyo's acting? I saw that many people on Dramabeans were criticizing her and saying that she's overacting. I just think that the some of the "over-the-top" reactions we're seeing from her are actually how her character has been written.

 

Here is the link to the Dramabeans recap of ep 1.


EPISODE 1 RECAP

https://www.dramabeans.com/2020/07/was-it-love-episode-1/

 

 

Hello @partyon! Song Ji Hyo is one of the actresses I like the most, and I somehow know that comments like those ones are most likely to be commented. I think comedy isn't really her best genre but I always see her doing well when the forte has something to do with crime, melo-drama, suspense, thriller, and historical. Comedy-wise, I know that she still has some rooms to have improvements. Even on Running Man, she's not usually the type to wittingly talk about something but when she says something out of the blue, it's kind of funny. Haha.

 

Even though I personally think this way, whenever she acts, she's always able to convey her emotions to me. It's like she's making me relate into each and every character she portrays. Foe me, she may not the be best of the best when it comes to acting, but I applaud her efforts to do scenes and play roles that are kind of challenging to her. 

 

And like you, I think that she's acting like that in "Was it Love" because that's how her character has been written. Her character as No Ae Jung is similar with her character Oh Jin Hee in "Emergency Couple" but this new drama requires more depth and conviction. Thus making her exert more efforts since she has already acted like that in a really commendable show.

 

Also I noticed that it's not just her who's receiving comments like that, but there's also Kim Yoo Jung from "Backstreet Rookie". She's being criticized too as doing such over-the-top reactions/movements in some scenes that require her to be, but she was still chosen by the netizens to be the main female lead in the upcoming historical drama with Ahn Hyo Seop (who people are also criticizing because they think Kim Soo Hyun deserves that role more). 

 

I think it is most likely because of how they were asked to play the roles of their characters in an "exaggerated" manner to emphasize something about their said characters. Which I find tolerable and acceptable. But then again, this is just my opinion. For me, constructive criticisms can actually help actors and actresses as well as the dramas and movies even if they tend to be subjective or objective. 

 

On a lighter note, I would be interested in that "Husbands over Flower", too! It'd be very chaotic and hilarious at the same time! Haha! Still waiting for Wednesday to come so fast! **counting the hours left** 

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@whiteclover  Lol thank you! Not everyday you hear Cantonese but mainly Mandarin in a Kdrama . Ok great I was excited but it was butchered Cantonese lol. I did feel I was hearing things so glad it wasn’t just me! 
 

@partyon Hi! No prob! Hard to remember everyone and great to see you here too! I only been a bit more active from just lurking status the last few months after 6 yrs. I am no drama expert by any means (just the drama watching time lol), but you had good and solid reasoning about your predictions. I love the actors especially the OTP. 

 

Frankly, I do love Song Ji Hyo and here I think she is doing what’s expected of her like you think as well by the script. She excels in the emotional moments and looking forward to them. But she is a bit exaggerated in her comedic moments which I feel are deliberate and not off putting for me. Loved her interactions with ODO and their charged interactions at the cafe /book concert showing their hinted past dating connection.

 

I feel we will find out more of their breakup and I too feel RJ might have a hand in it too if their misunderstandings that kept them apart. 
 

If our guessing skills are correct, I cannot wait to see how ODO figures out about the daughter. Then how that will be addressed. I think too the only wrench would be RJ could’ve the dad but realistically it’s ODO. Puppy is out I feel and obviously the gangster money lender is not the dad as he is a new person in her life. Interesting though his ex partner/wife is AJ doppelgänger (?)

 

Looking forward to the next episodes!

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3 hours ago, whiteclover said:

Hello everyone, popping by after watching the first 2 episodes !! I LOVE NETFLIX because they update simultaneously and the HD quality :) 

 

ooo i didn't read the comments but i found it okay? Like the first episode when AJ broke down and cried at home, i teared up as well :( i guess maybe everyone's accustomed to associating SJH to her RM persona, so they can't take her seriously when she acts? I believe that's the same for Kwangsoo ? But ok that's just my personal opinion because honestly i haven't watch much dramas with SJH inside...

 

Hello there, @whiteclover! I agree with you. This could be one of the factors, too. I remember they talked about Lee Kwang Soo winning the Best Supporting Award against senior actors in the field of drama, so most of them, even himself, was surprised. But that doesn't mean that it's a bad thing. It just simply means that anything can be learned, and as big fan of Song Ji Hyo, hopefully she will get to be very comfortable in acting in a comedic manner in a way that it won't be seen by others as a trying-hard one. With this, I meant to say that it should appear more natural. But there's really no doubt that she's really great in delivering emotional scenes which require her to cry, be mad, be mean, be scary, and be strict. Plus her husky/deep voice just complements them so well. Haha!  

18 minutes ago, Nodame said:

@whiteclover  Lol thank you! Not everyday you hear Cantonese but mainly Mandarin in a Kdrama . Ok great I was excited but it was butchered Cantonese lol. I did feel I was hearing things so glad it wasn’t just me! 
 

@partyon Hi! No prob! Hard to remember everyone and great to see you here too! I only been a bit more active from just lurking status the last few months after 6 yrs. I am no drama expert by any means (just the drama watching time lol), but you had good and solid reasoning about your predictions. I love the actors especially the OTP. 

 

Frankly, I do love Song Ji Hyo and here I think she is doing what’s expected of her like you think as well by the script. She excels in the emotional moments and looking forward to them. But she is a bit exaggerated in her comedic moments which I feel are deliberate and not off putting for me. Loved her interactions with ODO and their charged interactions at the cafe /book concert showing their hinted past dating connection.

 

I feel we will find out more of their breakup and I too feel RJ might have a hand in it too if their misunderstandings that kept them apart. 
 

If our guessing skills are correct, I cannot wait to see how ODO figures out about the daughter. Then how that will be addressed. I think too the only wrench would be RJ could’ve the dad but realistically it’s ODO. Puppy is out I feel and obviously the gangster money lender is not the dad as he is a new person in her life. Interesting though his ex partner/wife is AJ doppelgänger (?)

 

Looking forward to the next episodes!

 

I totally agree with all the things you said here. Haha! 

 

I'm very excited to see the role of the other Ae Jung in Goo Pa Do's life! I have a feeling that his wife/ex-wife has/had more of the upper-hand in their relationship. Haha!

 

I'm also very interested in learning more about Oh Dae O and Ae Jung's story. I kind of want to know how sweetness turned into bitterness between the two of them. Unfolding what really happened to them will be very quite interesting. I'm pretty sure that there will be a lot of heartaches in exchange of the sweet moments they've shared together. After all, ODO's novels are mostly bittersweet so he was able to vent out all his emotions through his mind and fingers. 

 

Come to think of it, Was it Love is like showing us the taste of love, haha! So for the first two episodes:

 

Salty - Goo Pa Do and Ae Jung = because of how they first encountered each other

Sweet - Oh Yeon Woo and Ae Jung = feels like the teacher is still very much eating cotton candy on a cloud nine

Sour - Oh Dae O and Ae Jung = because of what had happened to them in the past 

Bland - Ryu Jin and Ae Jung = not there yet haha!

 

Now I'm hungry! Two more days left for it to be shown to us again! Such long days! Haha!

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EDIT: FACE PALM--sorry I posted on wrong forum!

 

Ooh coming up in next episode 

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1412712wpp/seo-ji-hoon-yoon-hyun-min-and-hwang-jung-eum-continue-a-complicated-love-triangle-in-to-all-the-guys-who-loved-me

 

Seo Ji Hoon, Yoon Hyun Min, And Hwang Jung Eum Continue A Complicated Love Triangle In “To All The Guys Who Loved Me”

Seo Ji Hoon, Yoon Hyun Min, And Hwang Jung Eum Continue A Complicated Love Triangle In “To All The Guys Who Loved Me”

Jul 14, 2020
by S. Nam
 

KBS 2TV’s “To All the Guys Who Loved Me” released new stills of Hwang Jung Eum, Yoon Hyun Min, and Seo Ji Hoon!

“To All the Guys Who Loved Me” is a romantic comedy about a woman who has given up on love and marriage after repeated heartbreaks. After finally deciding that all men are alike, she suddenly gets caught between two completely opposite men both vying for her love.

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Previously, Seo Hyun Joo (Hwang Jung Eum) and Hwang Ji Woo (Yoon Hyun Min) continued to share fateful encounters. Seo Hyun Joo also came to believe Hwang Ji Woo was gay after hearing rumors and seeing him interact with Park Do Kyum (Seo Ji Hoon). Furthermore, Hwang Ji Woo tried to get Seo Hyun Joo to quit her job, and he even confessed that he intentionally went to the blind date.

Following Hwang Ji Woo’s shocking confession, the two have grown further apart. The newly released stills show Hwang Ji Woo and Seo Hyun Joo at a company dinner together. In order to mess with Hwang Ji Woo, Seo Hyun Joo keeps feeding him alcohol, but Hwang Ji Woo looks surprisingly fine with a comfortable smile on his face. However, the production team has revealed that Hwang Ji Woo will suddenly get drunk and carry out unexpected antics, letting go of his cold-hearted CEO image.

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Furthermore, Seo Hyun Joo and Park Do Kyum enjoyed time to themselves in the previous episode. When it began to suddenly rain, they found shelter, but just as Park Do Kyum was about to confess his feelings, he was stopped by Hwang Ji Woo’s sudden appearance.

In a new set of heart-fluttering stills, Park Do Kyum decidedly approaches Seo Hyun Joo as if he’s about to express his feelings for her. Seo Hyun Joo also looks surprised at the change in Park Do Kyum’s attitude since she has only thought of him as a younger brother. Viewers are curious to find out her true feelings and what situation will unfold in the upcoming episode.

 

(article shortened use link above to read the whole article)

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Hi guys, this is my new favorite show!! I love the premise and the actors! And while I really like all 4 men for our super mom I must admit that I have already jumped the Dae O-Ae Jung ship (I loveeee Son Ho Joon). I think the other 3 men will help her realise how despite so many years in between, Dae O with his imperfections is still perfect for her and she is best for him. I am really hoping that as the story unfolds we get to witness his loving side and that his character becomes more likeable. But above and beyond everything I am more excited about how her daughter will bond with him (or if I am wrong then anybody else who turns out to be her father) and how the 3 of them bond together as a family. I mean just think about it- meeting your 14 year old child who you did not know even existed is so emotionally chaotic and can make for good drama! SO super excited and waiting for tomorrow impatiently!!!

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18 hours ago, partyon said:

I was surprised to see Healer Ahjumma play Noh Ae Jung's mom, but it kind of makes sense because she played the FL's mom also in Go Back Couple where Son Ho Jun was the ML. :D

She was also the FL's mom in Another Oh Hae Young ...

15 hours ago, airgelaal said:

I hope, that it's not the case of one and only forever and more. And I don't think, that father and final man must be the same person. I want to see something new.

 

Ok, I can see that with a few exception all of you agree that ODO is the end game and the father. I wonder if the writer knew she will be that predictable :phew:. I also would not mind to see something new...

 

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@corey Along with with other long time drama watchers, it is our educated theories and guesses. I guess in the RARE cases we could be totally wrong, it can happen as we are not the write nim. We cannot TRULY know what is in the mind of the writer nim. 

 

Other than RJ throwing a wrench possibly being dad , it is very highly probably dad is ODO over him. 

 

1) ODO had a relationship with AJ

2) They were deeply in love and their mysterious breakup had some misunderstandings on both parties (lack of communication)

so deep that AJ is not even wanting to acknowledge to her daughter her birth father.

 

Who could cause that much emotion?

Even when AJ wanted to get in contact with RJ at the press conference (He heard her voice but did not see her), AJ did not look too emotionally invested or upset seeing RJ as she did with ODO. (I feel that RJ was the one she totally liked and was attracted to as her sunbae. I mean the gal used her drinking game kiss --choosing the partner and went OUTSIDE of the place to find RJ sunbae. Only ODO sabatoged her efforts with the famous SHOE incident. Using that SHOE incident he confessed and wanted to STOP her from Kissing RJ.)

 

***No guy in their right mind would want the object of their affections KISSING another guy and on top of it she is drunk. When you are drunk, your true feelings come out more (supposedly). 

 

As mentioned before, the loan shark /gangster though so attractive and charming, he is new to the game and her. But she is not feeling he is attractive as she owes him tons of money and she is more scared of him than anything. Then PUPPY /HR Teacher she is affectionate and thinks of him as the bright cute little brother. (I don't feel any romantic vibes from AJ at all.)

 

 

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It's nice to see some familiar faces @whiteclover! Compared to Born Again, I'm hopeful that this drama isn't total trash by the end LOL. I still kind of have PTSD from Born Again *shudders* haha

 

No doubt, if you couldn't tell by my profile picture, I'm a HUGE Song Ji Hyo stan. That being said, I'm not totally biased in the sense that I will stop watching her dramas if I think they're going no where (Lovely Horribly, Ex-Girlfriends Club). The aforementioned dramas were written terribly. Luckily, I'm actually quite hopeful that this will be her best drama yet. 

 

In terms of Ji Hyo's acting, I definitely think the over acting is purposeful like some of you have mentioned. She's emphasizing the comedic elements of the drama by doing so. Still, I kind of wish that she maintained the same clarity of tone in her voice while she's acting. For instance, the scene in the past where AJ is with DO by the riverside, it's very clear what she's saying, but in the scenes where DO is confronting AJ in the hotel, it's much muddier. It feels like she's putting too much emphasis on her words? Sort of like she has some phlegm in her throat or something. It's kind of hard to explain, but I definitely have noticed that she can improve her acting in this way. She's definitely getting some deserved criticism by k-netizens, but I don't think it's irredeemable or terrible like some have implied. I definitely think that the ratings should be higher 100%. 

 

On to the drama itself....

 

As mentioned previously, I think it has a lot of potential. Although the first episode was a bit on the slower/heavier side, I found myself really emotionally connected to AJ and HN's relationship. The acting chops on that kid though! LOL, I was tearing up when they had that misunderstanding when PD was at the school. I'm really looking forward to their scenes together, and the eventual interactions HN will have with her father. The slowness of the first episode can definitely be attributed to the writer having to set up all the relationships and essential character qualities. 

 

The second episode is where the drama glows up. SHJ's presence on the screen definitely livened things up, and I found myself re-watching DO scenes and the ones he had with AJ the most out of anything else. He definitely has some blind spots. Obviously, we don't know what exactly the misunderstanding between AJ and DO was, but what we do know is that he has blamed everything on her, as implied by his short story. "She vanished into thin air" like there was no rhyme or reason for her leaving. He's going to have to grow up and see that there definitely was fault on his side. That being said, even though he has been a total jerk to AJ thus far, it's hard to dislike him. His goofiness (LOL whenever he uses English) has overshadowed his pettiness for me for now, so I still like him. It's also clear that he cares about her and that there are a lot of unresolved feelings.  I cannot wait to see both of them let down their walls and become more vulnerable with each other. Definitely on team DO-AJ! (Have you guys seen the BTS scenes on JTBC's youtube channel? If you haven't, I highly recommend. It's pretty heart fluttering stuff haha)

 

It's pretty clear that DO and AJ is end game, but I don't think that's a bad thing. A lot of korean dramas are predictable in terms of the OTP. I'm more interested in the journey than the end results. I'm really glad that they're end game though because I almost always have second lead syndrome, and as many of you can relate, it really freaking sucks LOL.

 

Just thinking out loud but here are some theories/ random thoughts:

 

1.) In Da Som's character summary, she's described to have liked DO in the past. I feel like the misunderstanding between DO and AJ has to do with her. Maybe what she saw through that window was Da Som's character getting a little too close to DO, but that still feels weak as hell for AJ to just disappear like that. I feel like a single conversation with him would have cleared it all up. Maybe AJ and DO got into a fight before she found out she was pregnant? Maybe she thought they had broken up and when she went to go tell him the news, she saw him with Da Som's character? Maybe she inferred that he had moved on? It can't be as simple as that though. If you guys watched the 5 minute preview clip that JTBC uploaded, you can see AJ hugging RJ the same night she saw something through the window. RJ definitely played a hand in her moving on without DO. 

 

2. RJ is sketchy as hell. If he played a hand in AJ and DO breaking up, I don't see how he could still be such good friends with DO, but they clearly are. Did he value his relationship with DO more than he valued a relationship with AJ? I don't know...it's confusing because he obviously was interested her in the past and is going to be a love interest of AJ now. Why would he encourage DO to think that the reason AJ broke up with him was because of money? What would incentivize him to say that? It's not like he ended up with AJ anyway, so why break them up in the first place if he had no intention of pursuing her? It also seems like he knew that AJ was in the film industry. If he has been keeping tabs on AJ, why would he not let DO know when he has seen first hand how hard it was for him to cope with the break up? I don't know. We haven't really spent a lot of time with RJ, but he just seems like a shi**y friend so far.  He wants to be friends with DO, but not have him be with AJ because he can't "have" her? I don't know! Thoughts?

 

3.) I don't like the loan shark. I don't like that his right hand man essentially threatened to do something to AJ's family if she couldn't come up with the money. I get that we're going to see his softer side once he starts interacting with his son, but I really don't think I can get on board with AJ-PD being a thing.

 

I really cannot wait for this week's episodes and am looking forward to more discussion!

 

 

 

 

 

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@ErikaJ Welcome to the FORUM! OMG Born Again, I was not active in it but DANG I agree it was major face palm for me.

 

I agree I have seen SJH dramas and if I watch someone I like-I am very lenient on the plot and story and over acting/bad acting as I am watching it for someone I enjoy watching. This said, I loved Son Ho Jun as an actor and he DEF has been great in all the dramas I have watched him. He is doing a stand up job and looking forward to their scenes as OTP alot!

 

Yes the child actress as the daughter is great! (This recent slate of child actors are amazing I noticed. So solid and good.) She is great in her scenes and I look forward to seeing her on the screen as well.

 

We know we will see more of our OTP. I concur with you that it is the JOURNEY that is key (even if the plot has predictability) I love a good journey if it is well written. Def agree SJH prior dramas were not up to her usual potential. I find her in more serious scenes better. But cause I love her, I admit I give lots of leeway. But she is not annoying or horrible by any means, but her dazzling smile I love when she does show it.

 

Looking forward to more scenes of the mother, SJH and daughter if possible, the obstacles of SJH partnering with ODH as AJ. You know he will help her (or how can he still be in her life for another 14 episodes?)

 

Glad that the daughter has puppy there to help her out. I love her budding friendship with the loan shark's son who seems sensitive and sweet.

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While I'm really really REALLY loving the idea of a romance between AJ and the gangster dad, I'm 100% positive that it's going to be AJ/ODO at the end of the day. This strikes me as a definite second chance romance, especially since feelings still run strong there after 14 years apart. Not that I'm complaining because the second chance romances are my favorite but I would love to see them explore the possibility of AJ and the gangster. Unfortunately, then it completely eliminates the possibility of the kids having a romance in the future if the two adults get together [which they always like to keep open]. ./sigh. I can dream. 

 

It seems to me [like others here] that the famous actor was the one who split them apart somehow. I think he actually saw AJ at the movie premiere when she walked out also. Whether he saw that she was pregnant or not is up in the air. 

 

I think possibly ODO had to go out of town for some emergency and probably asked his actor friend to relay a message to AJ and instead the actor dude took advantage of it to get them to split for reasons as yet unknown. That would be why ODO was missing when AJ went to search for him. She thinks he abandoned her thanks to faulty info, she leaves school to raise her daughter, and BAM. Misunderstanding completed when ODO comes back and realizes she's dropped out with no word to him. 

 

Anyways, I'm invested so we'll have to see how this goes. 

 

Edit to add: I almost dropped this during the first ep because of the extreme over the top acting that was going on. I'm sure SJH was instructed to play it that way but oof. Thankfully, they had her tone it down enough in the second episode that I can get past those parts. 

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