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[Current Drama 2020/2021] Penthouse/War in Life, 펜트하우스 - Fri & Sat @ 22:00 KST


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  1. 1. What happened to Bae Ro-Na?

    • Ha Yun-Cheol walked into her hospital room... and she died.
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    • Ju Dan-Tae walked into her hospital room... and she died.
    • Logan Lee walked into her hospital room... and she is still alive
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  2. 2. Who is Actress Lee Ji-Ah playing in Season 2?

    • Shim Su-Ryeon with more eye makeup
    • Shim Su-Ryeon's twin sister, the true mother of the Ju twins
    • Housekeeper Yang, back from the dead and with plastic surgery to look like Su-Ryeon
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  3. 3. Did Yun-Hui really kill Min Seol-Ah?

    • Yun-Hui believes she did, so it's obviously her.
    • Yun-Hui is easily deluded, so it wasn't her.
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Waiting for the heads to roll... 

Wish they keep the sensationalization and the melodramatics a bit mellow.. 

Even Eugene's character is somewhat similar to the evil mothers of Hera Palace.. 

I'm trying  to watch with a sane neutral mind.. 

Definitely waiting for an ending like Return... 

 

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Yeah, the highlight of this week's episode was the last 10 mins of Ep 15. Kim So Yeon's brilliant acting, facial expressions of madness, relentlessness, anxiety, composure and guilt.   

I`ve just finished episode 2 and it is officially for me. The worst drama choice for Kim So Yeon and I watched everything it was available from her projects. This drama is extremely ridiculous that ev

Honestly, the melodramatics of both Rona and her mother are too much. They bring their troubles on themselves.   Rona, give up classical and go audition at a kpop agency. At least you will l

Great to see friends in this drama forum.

 

Ok yup I agree it is as @chickfactor says Junk Food for the brain. 110% agree.

 

Never saw Return but loved Last Empress (that was full of makjang) but seems tamer so far compared to Penthouse. I feel this should be titled Hera's Palace. LOL I think not everyone lives in the penthouse.

 

As everyone else mentioned, I don't get that the classical singing/vocal (ideal) desire is there. I love Uhm Ki Joon to see him as the slimy Joo Dan Tae. OMG ep 3 to find out he killed his current wife's hubby to get her back?! Then he got a fake girl to be his wife's bio daughter?! I think the henchman working for him is telling his wife. So him having affairs is not crazy and surprising. But uggh keeping the cut up finger is gross as a prize?!

 

He was dispicable when talking to the tutor and then stepping on her and not treating her with respect and being just a pompous axx uggh. His son who I too thought might be redeemable was the worse when they were bullying the tutor after finding out she won as top finalist to enter the musical school.

 

Yoo Je Ni lying and her mom knowing she was framing Ro Na for "hurting her neck" with the red paint. Dang really?!

 

I love Eugene and her character Yoon hee initially wanting to push the tutor to get Ro Na off the wait list was horrible and GLAD she did not end up doing it.

 

Interesting Eugene's characters fierce enemy Seo Jin's hubby Yoon Cheol paid off her "pay off fee" to the lawyer neighbor to not tell his wife (that is a big sum 100K) but his dealings with Dan Tae allows him to do that. He must have really liked her. 

 

Yeah I too wonder who is Ro na's dad? Did Yoon Hee even date Seo Jin's hubby?? That would be funny and if Seo Jin knew of it she would not have TOLERATED marrying a man who liked Yoon Hee. Unless she COVETED the man and wanted him for herself and not have her mortal enemy have him. 

 

Seems like not much love lost right now with Seo Jin and her hubby. She easily lied her DAD gave her such a pricy piece of jewelry?! (For no reason? Uh doesn't compute.)  I think Yoon Cheol smells a rat.

 

Lawyer Gyu Jin is so annoying always saying I will tell my mom. Such a wuss and mommy's boy. Nothing wrong being mommy's boy but he is very irritating. Plus his incessant teasing and making up stuff when talking to Yoon Cheol about having an affair with Yoon Hee etc was horrible as we know he doesn't have any relations with her at the moment.

 

I am sad that the tutor does die. I like her character.

 

I too cannot get on the Ro Na bandwagon she is bratty and REALLY I agree with comment-read the room. @Nymeria289 @tulip06

 

Looking forward to this messy ride as I am not taking it seriously as @yellowreign @sasha1818 @Nyein Chan @Poison Ivy I am hooked. I admit I am watching it while doing something else.

 

I love the actresses and actors in this drama though.

 

 

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I'm going to continue to watch even though is makjang. The drama back drop about the wealthy hera is makjang and it make sense coz the rich are always over the top. So now that they are suspect we get to see how they are using their evilness, money and power to get rid of any suspicion on themselves. Sometimes they are naive too and think very shallow. But is because they are human after all and money spoilt them to think so shallow. This drams bring us to the duper rich and exploring their world. Maybe they are such people out there who knows..for example the chaebol of airplane regarding of serving the nut in some sort of container. When we stand as an outsider we find her ridiculous but in her world she think she is right and acted such. It would be interesting to see what the drama unfold :D

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I really thought this would follow the same vein as “Sky Castle,” but it doesn’t come close.  “Sky Castle” was somewhat believable to me.  This show is absurdly ridiculous.  The actors are great, but I just can’t buy into the storyline.  I don’t know if I can stand watching it.  Just my opinion

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If you want the children to go to the school, make it believable. The only reson that is somewhat believable is when KSY forced her child to go to the school. I'm guessing she wants her to inherit her spot? Idk, I can BARELY believe that excuse given. The other two is just absurb. The OCD husband forcing his daughter to go to the school is just unconvincing. Is classical music the ONLY career she can go? 

 

As for Rona, AT LEAST she has a mother who cleans after her mistakes. Also, is that the only high school you can go to? Can't you apply to ANOTHER high school. If you lost, do something! I don't think anyone would want to be associated with their sworn enemy, I don't think KSY is gonna be nice to you or give you good grades even if you manage to enter.

 

The only two characters I like in this drama is the FL, and her dead daughter. One is dumb and the other is dead. I barely like Eugene's character and what? She tried to kill Seol A?!?!? At least she stopped after seeing how hard Seol A is going through, that doesn't change the fact that she had the intention. If I were her, I would just get Rona apply to ANOTHER high school.

 

My thoughts on episode 4:

The only reason I can think of them cleaning after the scene is if they instructed someone to kill? Or else they could've CALLED THE POLICE?!?!? 

 

I really hope Eugene isn't the one who did it, but then again, if she's the one, the rich people wouldn't be so scared to hide the evidence and just let the police handle her. Especially KSY, SHE WAS PLANNING THAT! We can see that one of the daughters were in fear when they mentioned Seol A ''commited suicide''? If it turns out to be Eugene, I QUIT this drama.

 

The suspense is here, the logic isn't, periodt.

 

R.I.P. Seol A

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Someone on facebook compared this drama to "The world of the married" in terms of rating. He may be right, but "Married" was a much better drama and even that was underwhelming.

 

The holes in Penthouse is greater in number than a volcano crater.

Also, "Penthouse" reminds me of "Telenovelas are hell" videos, if you know what I mean .

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I don't think it was Oh Yoon-hee that threw Min Seol-ah out of the window, it was the man that Seol-ah encountered in the hallway, he was the one that did it. Yoon-hee probably freed Seol-ah, that's why she got blood on her hands, but how did (drunk) Yoon-hee find her there? Eun-byeol then pushed Seol-ah down the stairs, because her behaviour wasn't normal when the rich kids were discussing on Seol-ah's death news. 

 

There's the blood stain on Seo-jin's red gemstone with diamond ring when she slapped Seol-ah. The lawyer dropped the expensive antique skeleton pocket watch outside Seol-ah's place, will the police find it? 

What's in the usb found in Seol-ah's autopsy? 

 

I liked how Soo-ryeon saw the Ep 4 ending, it is better for her to see it with her own eyes than watching from a video. Her revenge plot will now begin! 

 

 

15 hours ago, yellowreign said:

Just finished episodes 3 and 4. This drama is like LOL but somehow I got hooked. Guess it explains when the same writer wrote temptation of wife... 

 

Feels like sky castle on the outside with all the drama in temptation of wife (remember the ridiculous thing of the female lead literally just adding a mole to become someone else...)
 

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Anyone noticed some inconsistencies in the ballroom gowns in ep 4? They were wearing the Georgian(?) style ballroom gowns when Min Seol-a fell and also cleaned up the place in the same gown. Afterwards they changed into the modern-styled gowns at the main ceremony in front of the fountain. Now we are shown Cheon Seo-jin wearing her red gown when Min Seol-A bit her? A bit odd or maybe I missed out something!

 

Honestly thought this was becoming a black comedy with how the Hera Palace gang moved the body and cleaned the place up... it’s like ridiculous yet it suits how dramatic this drama is haha.

 

I didn't find it odd, it was a flashback. Seo-jin went to the mechanical room before she changed into those Georgian style ballroom gown.

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5 hours ago, Secretz said:

If you want the children to go to the school, make it believable. The only reson that is somewhat believable is when KSY forced her child to go to the school. I'm guessing she wants her to inherit her spot? Idk, I can BARELY believe that excuse given. The other two is just absurb. The OCD husband forcing his daughter to go to the school is just unconvincing. Is classical music the ONLY career she can go? 

 

As for Rona, AT LEAST she has a mother who cleans after her mistakes. Also, is that the only high school you can go to? Can't you apply to ANOTHER high school. If you lost, do something! I don't think anyone would want to be associated with their sworn enemy, I don't think KSY is gonna be nice to you or give you good grades even if you manage to enter.

 

The only two characters I like in this drama is the FL, and her dead daughter. One is dumb and the other is dead. I barely like Eugene's character and what? She tried to kill Seol A?!?!? At least she stopped after seeing how hard Seol A is going through, that doesn't change the fact that she had the intention. If I were her, I would just get Rona apply to ANOTHER high school.

 

My thoughts on episode 4:

The only reason I can think of them cleaning after the scene is if they instructed someone to kill? Or else they could've CALLED THE POLICE?!?!? 

 

I really hope Eugene isn't the one who did it, but then again, if she's the one, the rich people wouldn't be so scared to hide the evidence and just let the police handle her. Especially KSY, SHE WAS PLANNING THAT! We can see that one of the daughters were in fear when they mentioned Seol A ''commited suicide''? If it turns out to be Eugene, I QUIT this drama.

 

The suspense is here, the logic isn't, periodt.

 

R.I.P. Seol A

 

 

Same with you . I don't know why I don't agree with Ro Na and her mother. Ro Na could attend another school, and make a proof to her enemy by debuting as an Idol maybe :grimace: . I think Eugene unconsciously pushed her child to the gates of hell by supporting her daughter to enter the school. You are right, Ro Na and her mother should think that after entering school, KSY and the group of Hera's children will not make life easy

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1 hour ago, lilcrash said:

 

What's in the usb found in Seol-ah's autopsy? 

 

My guess for USB is the video taken for their secret affair. She swallow it. She is smart, hoping someone can eventually find it.

 

I watched this drama thinking that penthouse was related to real estate story about their war of fighting on real estate businesses, but it wasn't at all :dissapointed:. Yes i agreed with @Nodame, it should change the name to "Hera's Palace"

 

The story's pattern is almost the same as the previous project, "Return", the way they handled and moved the dead body, only the good and innocent one will come back for revenge. All the evil parents and their children involved in this death accident will find fault with one another as their guilty conscience keep distracting them when story moves on. A guilty conscience that is not addressed properly will also make the person become more paranoid and delusional, it can also trigger shame, anger, and further sabotage their entire life and their relationship with others. We shall see more of those bad behaviours come out from their parents and their children after that incident, it can be very toxic.

 

The writer had created two main evil characters (Cheon Seo-Jin and Joo Dan-Tae) that talked negatively about that young tutor, Min Seol-A, in order to justify their bad behaviors or actions, because when someone mentioned about Min Seol-A , it reminded them and the rest what they had done on that night. Because of guilty conscience keep biting them, they may turn into resentful and try to do more harm to others that related to that night's falling down and fire burning accidents, should they get any opportunity. I can see Cheon Seo-Jin and Joo Dan-Tae will continue to do more killing and bad deeds in the following EP.

 

Same for the drama "Return" and "The Last Empress" - The verdict for punishment will soon arrive at the final EP...who will suffer the most in the end not the parents, not the children, but the viewers........:D:lol:OMG

 

 

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Just started watching, because I like the cast, but as many have commented, there is way too much screaming...SBS seems once in awhile to have dramas where no one is likable  The wonderful thing about Kim SoYeons (happy Birthday to her!) earlier villainess in All about Eve, was that she was many facetted, vulnerable -  I don't know if the writer is going to allow many facets to these nasty ladies, though I'm sure the actresses will do their best. Looks like Lee JiAh will be the one to carry most of the vulnerability...As an actress, it can be fun playing the villain, but the stereotypes esp in Kdrama do not lift women up & the screaming becomes monotone , without layers...still I will watch here and there, looking forward to the comments in this feed

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“The Penthouse” Ratings Continue To Soar As It Hits New Personal Best Again
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SBS’s “The Penthouse” continues its meteoric rise in viewership ratings!
 

According to Nielsen Korea, the November 3 episode of “The Penthouse” recorded average nationwide ratings of 10.8 and 13.9 percent. This is a new personal best for the drama after it surpassed 11 percent last episode. The drama has set a new personal best for each episode that has aired since it premiered to ratings of almost 10 percent.


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Usually I like healing drama, but sometimes drama like sky castle and world of the marriage makes me curious, same things with this drama that keeps me watching, although I always react like "unbelievable,what.."(the scene where ro na choke her neck, how poor min a's life and how the rich so mean esp the man villain, he did so many crimes its afraid to see how he will be punished ) but the fashion, the penthouse all so glamour, also I think the casts are really great too, some humors (I hope to see more humors) and eugene I haven't seen her since many years ago, I think bringing old casts like this is good.. 

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Was it really necessary to straight up kill Min Seol Ah? I feel so bad for Ji Ah. That RickRoll'D of a husband she has, killed her husband and now her only child is gone too. And I believe there are certain lines that once crossed, you can't absolve even a kid from culpability. The Hera Palace kids are psychopaths, the way they tortured Seol Ah, you can't say that these were just harmless bullies, it was more than that....I am not interested in seeing their redemption act, I am not sure how they'd go for it and I hope they don't. The really belong in jail or juvenile detention center. 

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On 11/3/2020 at 10:29 AM, Thirtysvn37 said:


If I were rona, I would rather audition to be idol trainee lol. I am sure SM/YG/JYP has a place for her hahaha

And they give free academic tuition and give travel cards and lots of free lessons in music and dance. Ro Na is wasting her time in classical.

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@Gaia2u OMG I agree I saw Kim So Yeon in "All About Eve" and she was amazing in that drama. Gosh after seeing the actress in real life and even the reality show WGM (she is a sweetie pie in real life). So NOT like her evil characters.

 

This drama is bringing back the vibes of early 2000's drama makjang and OVER the topness. I mean all the evil women had curly hair or perms. LOL the big hair was a sign that person was not nice. I feel like the American "Dynasty" equivalent with the dramatics, rich people and in fighting. The country, themes, and everything are different BUT can seem some vibes are the same.

 

@Nymeria289 OMG I agree why kill off Seol Ah so soon and to find out that she is Ji Ah's bio daughter-- that is just mean. But that is definitely a plot twist that we cannot get rid of. Darn it we don't have the go back in time element in this drama like Kairos etc of that ilk to change time/situations if you go back. I really liked Seol Ah as a character actually.

 

@tulip06 Ro Na would be amazing as a Kpop star. But seeing how they put them through the wringer and back and though they give lessons, travel and some perks. Their education ultimately is not "free" as it has to be all paid back by their success and when they make money. It is money spent as an investment in their future to be successful. I mean so many disband and owe debt if they don't debut to success. Even groups who get success still work /struggle for years paying off their agencies the "free" education/training they received as well as Room and Board. 

 

@Rainydays Love how you call this drama healing, for me it is a fun makjang over the top escape. I loved "World of the Married" and I need to watch "Sky Castle" at some point.

 

As I said before Penthouse is not accurate but Hera's Palace for me is a better title. LOL.

Looking forward to next week's episodes as we wait some bts

 

 

 

 

 

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I check episodes 3-4.:rolleyes: :D

 

Nasty kids, even nastier adults. There isn't an ounce of decency in every actions they do. Except for SR (who despite having the money still has the good  in her. She is martyr though)  everyone behaves like  self entitled and everyone owes them something.  This is a modern day drama but that theme party celebration with the wigs and Victorian era style feel too much.  tbh, I was really thinking classy type of drama. I've never seen previous dramas of the writer so. I'm not sure what to expect.  The scenes when they all realised the math tutor a body fell onto the sculpture fountain, the first time that came out of their mouth was the priceless art. That is not how it is in real life but...this is drama over the top. It's not even he makjang at it's finest. But true to form and in keeping....the episodes still has too much hysterics.

 

I like the actors in this drama. But the drama.. I'll persevere until then. We'll persevere. I'll pat myself if I even reach  episode  8 :D

 

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