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4 hours ago, acuteaddict said:

jk I don’t condone affairs but I wouldn’t hate it in this context 

 

LMAO COUNT ME IN!!!

 

COUNT ME IN too!!  

 

I hope there is a happy ending to JH and JS and not make it into a Romeo and Juliet.

 

Sometimes the relationship is so toxic between the couple, that it is better to separate and go their ways than hanging onto each other just for the sake of it.  

 

JH has very little feelings for his wife - and she hold him hostage by telling him not to abandon her like her mother.  She did not care that her father set him up to take the fall and even warning her to watch out on what he does or basically spy on him to get the goods to send him to prison.  Calling him a dog (the father of his grandson) shows the amount of disdain this person has to another human being.  That too his son in law.  As long as the person serves his purpose, he is trash for the FIL.

 

JS having been traumatized by her father and then her husband has lost all sense of direction in her life and needs to free herself from that vicious circle.  The only way is to have a break from that circle.  I hope she stays strong and does not give in to her ex's scummy tactics.  

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@enchantedyears, I hope Ji Soo doesn’t fall for the ex’s lame attempts. I think that Ji Soo and Jae Hyun can have opposing opinions about employment practices, etc. but Ji Soo should at least realize that there’s a lot she doesn’t know. Jae Hyun keeps his attempts to go against the FIL close to his breast. Only those he feels needs to know, knows. 
 

Honestly, I never felt sorry for chaebol wife in any way. I don’t like people who put down others so it’s very hard for me to sympathize with them especially after their attempts to destroy someone else’s life. Unfortunately I have very strong feelings about the abuse of power and/or injustice in the right sense of the word. I know that everybody’s pain is painful to them but relatively speaking, I don’t find her pitiable. Contrarily, I feel a strong pity for Ji Soo who seemed to have endured a lifetime of trouble. I still can’t forget how her father basically told her to drop dead. He’s fortunate he’s in SK where filial duty is paramount. 
 

@angelwingssf, agreed. The chaebol wife’s brand of love is strange. She said she loves Jae Hyun but allows her father to trample all over Jae Hyun. He’s the one facing public disgrace and accusations on their behalf. What kind of love is that? Maybe she thinks sending Jae Hyun to jail will be the best way to keep him from interacting with Ji Soo. I have no doubt they’ll be pushing to send him off to prison.

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Bravo. So proud of Ji Soo standing up to those snooty elitist moms! She got martial arts skills LoL. Honestly, her and Jae Hyun are two peas in a pod. So so similar. Both against the world - isn't that a song eheheh? This drama is so depressing I'm not sure if I can stomach through to be honest. We're only half way through at that.   

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6 hours ago, celebrianna said:

 

The chaebol wife’s brand of love is strange. She said she loves Jae Hyun but allows her father to trample all over Jae Hyun. He’s the one facing public disgrace and accusations on their behalf. What kind of love is that? Maybe she thinks sending Jae Hyun to jail will be the best way to keep him from interacting with Ji Soo. I have no doubt they’ll be pushing to send him off to prison.

 

The worse he is the best for her. So she'll be the only one by his side. And yes, when he was in jail he still was with her. And better this way then be abandoned.

It's sad, because she could love and be loved, but she spent  20 years on this useless relationship.

I still think, that in this drama many characters can be happy, but they chose to suffer. 

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@Latte_Anyday Dong Jin did say yesterday that he thought the young Ji Soo and Jae Hyun were so precious but why are they living such pitiful lives. He’s right. Both are doormats to the people they surround themselves with. They need to realize life is too short to just waste it away. 
 

@airgelaal, I also think they choose to suffer. Maybe they feel a responsibility towards to the undeserving people around them. I hope they wake up before it’s too late.

 

I must say that I like that we have the four main actors starring throughout the drama. Usually the younger couple would disappear after a few episodes but our young pair is equally carrying the weight of this drama with their mature counterparts. I :wub: all four.

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was it a lot to ask that they stay in their ( refuge asylum  ) one day out of time and create memories instead of reminiscing always .... hell is breaking loose and too much unresolved but still

 

 

I want this and I want it now

PD 

 

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14 minutes ago, Tango27 said:

was it a lot to ask that they stay in their ( refuge asylum  ) one day out of time and create memories instead of reminiscing always .... hell is breaking loose and too much unresolved but still

 

I kinda have the feeling that their quite moment of asylum will somehow be made public in a painful way.  Dramas have a way of making nasty little twists like that.

 

I've been trying to imagine how this drama could end happily in any way at all, and I can't.  Somehow I'm reminded of a JDrama that I loved but that pained me greatly:  Hatsukoi

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A happily married woman encounters the first love who had betrayed her.  They cannot ignore one another.  First he saves her life; then she saves his.  Ultimately, she is forced to leave her husband and her son.  Although she can now be with her great love, they can never be truly happy or at peace.  When she is terminally ill, the lover returns her to her family so that she can die at home.

I have a horrid feeling that the ending of this drama will be just as heart-wrenching.  

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@thistle, I’m holding out for a happy ending even if it only means Ji Soo is free of her obsessive ex and living an independent life. That’s the minimum I can settle for. 
 

As to Ji Soo and Jae Hyun reuniting, it’s more worrying about Jae Hyun’s side because, as I said before, he acts passively towards chaebol wife. I’m not sure what’s on his mind with regard to his loveless marriage. He also seems to pity chaebol wife during some moments and in the next moments, he’s seems completely apathetic to her. I think that Jae Hyun and Ji Soo need to realize that if they want a life together, they need to fight for it.
 

On Viki timed comments for this weekend’s episodes, a lot of viewers were complaining that they’re tired of watching Ji Soo pitying herself rather than standing up for herself. Fortunately before yesterday’s episode ended she began to do it. Nevertheless, I also find that Jae Hyun is also living like Ji Soo by taking on all the crimes of his FIL. I know he has plans but really, is it worth going to prison again? Let it all go and walk away. Live a simple life away from corporate malfeasance and rich corrupt people. To me it just isn’t worth it. 
 

In the end, these dark scenes should end.  I want to believe that both him and Ji Soo will emerge from this long dark tunnel eventually. I will feel cheated otherwise. 

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On 5/18/2020 at 7:02 AM, acuteaddict said:


lol for all this fuss, they might as well have an affair since they won’t get peace either way :lol:

jk I don’t condone affairs but I wouldn’t hate it in this context 

 

Hear hear... and yes, i do think the young lovers did sleep together (more than sleeping, if you get what i mean) that night...

 

And yes, the adults should just have an affair already, sorry i know i shouldnt advocate for it but the drama is projected in such a way that we root for them to be together after so long and both are obviously in pain and want to be with each other.

 

I do find the latest episode to be slow, i wish it is more faster... we are halfway though the drama, so i hope more things are not dragged.

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7 hours ago, thistle said:

 

I kinda have the feeling that their quite moment of asylum will somehow be made public in a painful way.  Dramas have a way of making nasty little twists like that.

 

I've been trying to imagine how this drama could end happily in any way at all, and I can't.  Somehow I'm reminded of a JDrama that I loved but that pained me greatly:  Hatsukoi

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A happily married woman encounters the first love who had betrayed her.  They cannot ignore one another.  First he saves her life; then she saves his.  Ultimately, she is forced to leave her husband and her son.  Although she can now be with her great love, they can never be truly happy or at peace.  When she is terminally ill, the lover returns her to her family so that she can die at home.

I have a horrid feeling that the ending of this drama will be just as heart-wrenching.  

lol they already did that with that orphan kiss

...I on the contrary I feel its will have a sort of positive ending ... because they already started with as much misery and regrets and obstacles...and the title even though its not accurate in english has a hopeful vibe...I for one dont put the most importance on endings but on the way there....

 

 

...I would like to mention that there isnt much to do about a possessive EX in real life... you can do what you like in a drama but in life its more tricky ...

what does standing up to an obsessive ex in real life mean ? you can divorce and move on ... and then they come after you .....I say this cause I have a beautiful girlfriend who is living this situation ...she also have her kid custody... and she unlucky for her married a psycho, she does stand for him but he keeps turning at her jobs causing her scandals and sending her threats... poor girl keeps fighting him but she is alone in her fight   

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Not sure if the translation was correct or not, but the father-in-law commented after seeing Ji-soo playing piano at the labor union festival:  “Even from afar, she doesn’t look ordinary.”  He might be evil but has good insight regarding women.

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I think at this moment many of us can sympathize with and root for our OPT, not only because their love for each other defy time, but also because they so deserve happiness, especially for Ji-Soo.   

 

It is easy for audience to sympathize with Ji-Soo, for she seems to have had a stream of unfortunate incidents thrown upon her and that weight of life has turned her into that helpless, miserable, and self-pitying mode we see.  We all want her to move beyond those years-long emotional suffering.  But what about Jae-Hyun?  I guess some may still have their opinions reserved for our ML, for he is still married to someone else,  and that he seems to have "betrayed" his comrades and belief and lives quite a glamorous lifestyle (apart for serving the 4-year jail time for his FIL of course).

 

I am curious as to why Jae-Hyun married the chaebol wife in the first place.  He obviously married a woman he didn't love, and married into a family that never has the intention of including him in the first place.  Jae-Hyun doesn't hate his wife.  In many scenes Jae-Hyun's expressions show that he feels sorry for her and maybe even a tad of guilt there.  I think it is because he understands her loneliness in their loveless marriage, but love is just something he doesn't have in reserve for her and she knows that.  The chaebol wife said she was Jae-Hyun's only choice --  I guess the FIL  (and the chaebol wife herself) schemed Jae-Hyun into marrying his daughter somehow.  The bar friend also mentioned once that "perhaps Jae-Hyun's father's death was the reason that Jae-Hyun had changed completely".    Could it be that the FIL was somehow involved in the death of Jae-Hyun's dad?    Did Jae-Hyun marry the chaebol wife with some kind of agenda in mind to take down the conglomerate, because of and for his dad,  the injustice or both? 

 

So far with Jae-Hyun's character portrayed in the drama,  I am opting to think that that our ML has not changed after all.  I feel that he might have faltered and felt frustrated with what he fought for, but he still has that kindness, compassion, courage with him all along.  What he is working on now shows his changed tactics in fighting against injustice and corruption, and along the way he can not keep his integrity intact unfortunately.  

 

Like Jae-Hyun said to Ji-Soo:   with 20 years out of a million year - they only just took a step forward, how can they part now?

Ji-Soo said:  For fear of being trapped in the past, she kept walking without looking back, only to find out that she has never left the place.

 

I hope our OPT will fight together now like they used to.   I remain positive for a happy ending, and I really need it for our couple!


Ps:  Do we all find Yoon Ji-Tae incredibly charming in this drama?   He always dresses and moves elegantly.  In the scene where Jae-Hyun stood up and walked away after he had a face-to-face talk with Ji-Soo's ex...  We only have a fleeting glimpse of his moves in that scene but with that simple move Yoon Ji-Tae captured how confident, determined, forceful yet elegantly Jae-Hyun handled the situation when it come to protecting his love.  Lovely!   

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9 hours ago, Tango27 said:

lol they already did that with that orphan kiss

...I on the contrary I feel its will have a sort of positive ending ... because they already started with as much misery and regrets and obstacles...and the title even though its not accurate in english has a hopeful vibe...I for one dont put the most importance on endings but on the way there....

 

 

When I said that the moment of asylum would be made public in a painful way, perhaps I did not express my full thought.  What I meant was not something like the kiss being exposed but instead that they would have to fight against others publically and that it would destroy even the tiniest moment of peace and contentment.  I meant that their spurned partners have the potential to display such destructive rage that they could incinerate any chance of simple tranquility such as the moment of asylum.  Given the battle that they are facing, those moments would be especially precious and fragile.  This is after all a melo, and the stage is set for a painful fight one way or another.

 

I am steeling myself against an unhappy ending because these lovers stand to lose all to be together.  Although we are at mid-point in this drama, there is still so much to be revealed and I wonder about the pacing.

 

What I was saying about Hatsukoi was that the lovers in that drama had to give up everything for one another but even though their love was fulfilled, the price that was paid was very high and they could not find perfect peace because of the losses they each  faced to reach one another.  If you haven't seen Hatsukoi, it is a drama that I'd heartily recommend if you're ready to have a good cry.  I can't link to videos but you can read more about it at MyDramaList.

 

5 hours ago, Sianna said:

But what about Jae-Hyun?  I guess some may still have their opinions reserved for our ML, for he is still married to someone else,  and that he seems to have "betrayed" his comrades and belief and lives quite a glamorous lifestyle (apart for serving the 4-year jail time for his FIL of course).

 

I love the way the actor is portaying JH.  Even the smallest action or glance speaks so much.  YJT is amazing.

 

And I'm also curious about what has motivated JH to spend his life as he has.  Although he was trying to fight for those in need when  he was young, JH never really stepped into the middle of the fight when it counted.  It was JS who stood out as a true warrior, and she has continued to be a risk-taker even though she seems passive sometimes.  Being passive can be just another way of facing the battle when dealing with an abuser. 

 

Now it is time for JH to stand up instead of working from the sidelines.  He has yet to show his hand when it comes to what he may have planned for besting his FIL, and his relationship with JS is likely to put those plans in jeopardy.  Which will he have to protect in the end and how will he fight it all out?  I'm interested to see how this all plays out.

 

Even thought I want to hope for a happy ending, I really don't dare.

 

 

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On 5/17/2020 at 4:56 PM, celebrianna said:

I’m beginning to think both Ji Soo and JH are doormats in their own way.

Yes @celebrianna Ever since JS left , he did become a doormat. Stop believing in helping the helpless. They both suffered and realized what is the point of fighting if you can’t win against the rich.  
i hope this make sense. In their own way, when it comes to protecting each other, that is when they DARE to brave . The people in their lives threaten them with a invisible threat/temptation to keep them in line but it is only to keep him in line. 

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I really enjoyed 7 & 8. This show continues to deliver all the feels.

 

I *like* Seo-Gyeong. She is hilarious. Love how she sat outside the restaurant (at the meeting of the harpies) and wryly observed that Ji-Su gave as good as she got. She has the maturity of a mewling baby, but she's self-aware, and just... fun to watch. I even kind of enjoy those early flashbacks to when they met. I mean, it's really kind of cute. I sort of get why they got married. (Even though he belongs with Ji-Su, obviously.)

 

Se-Hoon, on the other hand, just continues to be gross and disgusting. It really boggles my mind that he fell in love with Ji-Su because of her social justice warrior ways.

 

So Jae-Hyeon is planning to become a whistleblower and take down Hyung Sung. We don't know how long he's been planning this, and what was the catalyst for his plans (From the beginning? Or after his FIL treated him like a dog?) but his goal is to send his FIL to jail.

 

Soooo... I think we can safely say - this marriage is effectively OVER. It's not even about Ji-Su. Jae-Hyeon and his FIL are basically mortal enemies now, and there's just no possible way that his relationship with Seo-Gyeong can be preserved in any meaningful way.

 

Every time FIL calls Jae-Hyeon a "dog," everyone gets to drink. (I mean, we get it. You think he's a dog. Geez.)

 

So how do we think this "Operation Chaebol Takedown" is going to go? Smooth and weirdly easy (Itaewon Class) or super tragic and operatic (Forest of Secrets). Jae-Hyeon is smart, so let's hope it's not too complicated.

 

Because after all, this show is about romance!

 

I just love both couples, the young JH-JS and the older JH-JS. Special kudos for the actors playing the young couple - they don't look that much like Yoo Ji-Tae and Lee Bo-Yeong, but they are doing a great job evoking the pair.

 

 

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My predictions:

 

1. So the FIL knew JS's father from way back when. Looks like JS's father probably did a lot of corrupt favors for FIL. FIL will probably try to use that to manipulate JS or something.

 

2. My guess is that JH's father died, possibly during a labor protest, and that's what got JH to turn his back on the labor movement.

 

3. My other guess is that JS continued to be with JH while JS's father continued to chase and harass him - and that was when her sister (and possibly mother) died, and so JS's father blames JS for that somehow.

 

 

 

(Oh, and thank you someone above for telling us that Lee Tae-Sung [Yeong Woo] was in "A Thousand Affections" with Lee Bo-Yeong! I saw that and enjoyed it a lot and completely forgot that he was in it - they were the OTP. Really cute drama.)

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I dont wholly agree with the doormat ..expression

as far as JH is concerned... he seems to be playing the PAWN... not being the pawn , even going to prison seems like part of his game with the father in law... 

JS seemed ok on her own ( except no stable jobs cause she doesnt have a degree ) until JH appeared., which seems her weak spot..........she already went to prison for foul play and she divorced the husband and she supports the labour workers....I dont exactly call this a doormat...her father describes her as being easily manipulated and put others before her which makes her take the bad decisions...

  

 

this lovely song has been playing in my head none stop... the winner from the OST 

 

english subtitles for the song>>>sorry if its been put before

I think this would be the words on JS behalf 

 

 

Someday We Will Meet Again

don't say anything .. if it has passed

there are many misunderstandings in many stories

don't ask if it has passed

No answer can convey my sincerity

just put it in your heart ... the words I wanted to say

the scattered memories we called LOVE

there will be a day to meet again... then you hug me

instead of saying sorry ...I couldn't do it today 

..................................

don't look back if you are far away

 I left with a smile , but I am still crying

don't wait if you are far away

I will become foolishly longing and I hate it

just out it in your heart ... the words I wanted to say

the scattered memories we called LOVE

there will be a day to meet again... then you hug me

instead of saying sorry ...I couldn't do it today 

 

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@thistle, I tend to think Japanese and Chinese drama show writers have a penchant for sad endings. If this drama was from either country, I’d definitely prepare myself fully for a sad ending. Heck, I would probably wait to find out how it ends before watching it. :lol: However, since this is a Korean drama, I still have hope for some kind of happy ending. After all, I want to believe that there’s light at the end of the tunnel for both Ji Soo and Jae Hyun. They look like they’re just enduring. Dong Jin looks like the only one from their past who’s normal, enjoying life and his toddlers. 
 

@UnniSarah, yes, our OTP becomes brave when they’re protecting each other. I hope Ji Soo continues to be brave and spurn the interference of her obsessive ex. Otherwise, they just allow themselves to be used by the people around them. I get that Jae Hyun spent years patiently plotting against his FIL and he probably wants to finish what he started, even risking imprisonment, but my fear is that things are becoming more complicated. Jae Hyun simply cannot fail again in protecting the things he should have protected. He failed in 1995 but he had better not fail now.

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I started watching this show tonight and omg even the first episode is touching. Been wanting to start watching this after my 2 on going shows ended last week. 
 

Will definately catch this up before the finale...

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