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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
    • other - please describe in post
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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
    • other - please describe in post
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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.
    • other - please describe in post
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18 hours ago, Nodame said:

Actually I like RONA and SEOK HOON but their interactions is limited in the drama overall. So full of makjang and over the board story line, dramatic music and characters you cannot take it seriously. But I cannot STOP watching it. LOL.

SAME. I can't get enough of Seokhoon and Rona! But I guess the adults scenes are more important first, but hopefully we get a chance to see Seokhoon having a chance to redeem himself and prove his true feelings to Rona. 

 

Gosh I usually hate makjangs but this is one where I have to see every episodes just to know what happens next! It's no wonder the ratings are increasing every week!! 

55 minutes ago, Secretz said:

Rona is literally the only kid that has hope to become a good kid. Hopefully she'll be more mature after the misunderstanding. 

 

I'm hoping for this too. I understand why she's behaving this way. Afterall, she's still a teenager and to hear the news about your mother getting involved with a married man, it's natural to blame her mother, which is why she screams and yell about wanting to quit school etc. On top of that, she's being blackmailed by Eunbyeol who threatens to reveal about the "affair" so all these are just too much for Rona to handle which explains her acting out. Totally get it. 

 

But I do hope she matures later on once she listens to her mother's explanation and what truely is going on between her and Dr Ha. 

5 hours ago, marrez1 said:

I also applaud the performance of kim so yeon, masterful, but also the actress who plays Eun Byeol, a great actress with a promising future.

I was shocked at how different Kim So Yeon is in real life when she appeared on Running Man! Totally different from Seojin! This really shows how good of an actress she is. 

 

Ah, the fact that we all hate Eunbyeol so much means that the actress playing her is doing a very good job! And to think this is her debut drama! Definitely a potential! 

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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

47 minutes ago, Secretz said:

Agreed. Eventhough Rona being disrespectful to her mother, she can repay to her mother later on, but MSA is already dead, it'll be very hard for him to repay his sins. Even if SR or Logan forgives him, it wouldn't be enough because they weren't the ones who experienced it.

Since yesterday's episode, I felt very respectful towards Ro Na's handling towards Seok Hun. I wondered what he could do to atone for his sins. He is at fault for not stopping his sister and letting all of it happen, I guess? So do you think him turning the rest of the gang into actual humans and if they won't, turning them over is enough? Do you think he should also serve in jail? I'm interested - what would be enough to atone for his sins?

 

When I think of Seok Hun, I see him as a child who had no love from his parents and a girl who depended on him. I'm not trying to take the blame off him from what he did to Seol A, but I guess he snapped that day, since he knows how pitiful they sometimes are and how they can't live as confidently as Seol A did, in a way, needing to bully people to feel good about themselves. He himself doesn't seem to enjoy the bullying unlike his sister and her friends, just keeping his mouth shut for the sake of his little sister and watching from the sidelines. Seol A had this confidence in her to keep her head high despite her disadvantages (just like Ro Na) and, in that way, she out-shone them.

 

He never initiates, except when his sister is involved. (That wrestle with the one dude, he was slandering his sister's name) Even when his sister was against Seol A, he just tried to smooth out the waters. But in the end, he blindly followed his sister's demands, and didn't go against her and he needed to know that that wasn't OK at all, and I love Ro Na laid it bare to him.

 

Except of course, he is Seol A's murderer (and not his dad) then I guess this won't be the case anymore.

 

52 minutes ago, Secretz said:

We must have at least one good kid in the drama. All the kids are spoiled in their way atm. Rona is literally the only kid that has hope to become a good kid. Hopefully she'll be more mature after the misunderstanding. 

That's what I'm betting on - Ro Na yet has lines to cross, she knows what's good from bad, she's not a psychopath like Seok Kyung and her friends. Her only problem is miscommunication and mistrust in her mother, and that's basically it - she's smart, she's talented, (she held her own in a school where an A+ performance would be rated a B- or worse when it came to her) she's truthful, she's confident like Seol A, and she knows to protect her mother (she could've just let EB talk about the supposed affair, and just go on, but she didn't). She's dignified, up to this episode.

 

If she had actually acted on what she had said to Seok Hun, and not turned into an emo kid (as might be hinted in the trailer for next week - what with her running away from home) that would've been better. I hope when she comes back to school, she can go to a different class, where her classmates know to appreciate her talent and not treat her like dirt, laugh at a small misstep, and call her an embarrassment. But then, now that that diva is going to be Director, it's possibly going to turn out badly.

 

I hope she can fix her communication problem as well.

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@lebritneeey YEAH thanks I agree. Right now there is not way they can be together with Rona being told he approached her not truthfully in the right way (true) but what she doesn't know he truly came to like her. I am proud of her to step away from her. Frankly, she has to protect herself, how can she believe he likes her. He showed indications per their group making comments----taking her patches after he got beat up, eating Rona's mom's cooking etc. Still initially we know he only approached her due to his twin sister. But still if there is a WHIF of a chance of them together, I wouldn't mind.

 

@Nyein Chan @lilcrash @boafriendagain @marrez1 Well always admired Kim So Yeon (All About Eve) was my introduction to her. She is so really OPPOSITE her character in real life. She plays these mean strong "bxxch" women so well as her looks makes it that it seems she can be that way.  She definitely was the HIGHLIGHT of ep 15 at the end. The range of emotions, not easy to do.

 

Dr Han seeing how twisted his poor daughter EB is thanks to his wife. He was horrified and had to go tell YH. He apologized. The friend knew his daughter was lying to say all was well and imposter syndrome was so true. Trying to avoid the truth and working hard to be perfect and try to live up to ideals. Glad Dr. Han was horrified and confronted SJ and realized she is a "monster" calling out on YH what SHE is actually is as a mom with EB to the T. The contract def was one of EB bullying and when she tried to talk her way out of it, EB just fessed up with "crazy eyes". Wow she is a rookie actress? She is doing a great job for us to dislike her! Bravo!

 

Logan Lee getting kidnapped as the PE teacher and oooh he was so cool and smooth when he shot the pic of his adoptive sis SA (those three shots as halo around her head) very amazing. 

 

DT wife not wanting to deal with him and he trying to salvage their relationship. EH?

 

CSJ being so crazy with YH and YH trying to share with her dad to bring her down. He is ALL about face and calling her rude and vulgar. Painting the kettle black saying that to the VICTIM acting the pure bully. How could SJ really think she would still be the CA Foundation director after her dad heard that? He defended her to save FACE, but he detests their pristine family image smeared with divorce and adultery. 

 

Rona --glad she told DT's wife. Glad she had someone to tell and it was obvious to us bullying etc as she originally wanted to be there. Interesting that SH wanted her TO NOT LEAVE. Right there, that is out of character for the remote, cold, handsome SH to even say that to anyone. IT will take more than that to correct what he did or did NOT do.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Aolian said:

He is at fault for not stopping his sister and letting all of it happen, I guess?

That'a not the worst part, he bullied MSA with the other kids as well (it's in episode 2). That sin is unforgivable. Rona is right, MSA did nothing wrong and she's dead. He needs some real redemption of he wants to end up with Rona. 

 

Also, why does he bully MSA but he's kind to Rona? I don't get it? 

 

1 hour ago, Aolian said:

So do you think him turning the rest of the gang into actual humans and if they won't, turning them over is enough?

I doubt that, I feel like he's the kind of person who would stay away from the chaos as far as possible.

 

1 hour ago, Aolian said:

Do you think he should also serve in jail? I'm interested - what would be enough to atone for his sins?

He's a minor (17), right? Juvenile detention center is good enough.

 

1 hour ago, Aolian said:

If she had actually acted on what she had said to Seok Hun, and not turned into an emo kid (as might be hinted in the trailer for next week - what with her running away from home) that would've been better.

I think they have to extend the episodes somehow. We have 2 unaired SEASONS so the writers have to come up with something. I wouldn't say Rona handled it the best, but considering what happened to her, at least she's not doing ugly stuff. I think she'll wear the wig for like one or two episodes, then she'll be back to normal again after clearing up the misunderstanding.

 

Also, can we appreciate the fact that Logan Lee's wig didn't come off when he was kidnapped?

 

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@Secretz LOL OMG I was thinking the same thing, Logan Lee's wig did not fall off?! Amazing! he takes it off so easily when he is back in the hotel. Then the GIG would have been up. So true.

 

Seok Hun with Anna Lee, he did not have any feelings of attraction unlike Bae Rona. (We saw it slowly when he helped her get over the wall--due to his sis). But later he could help himself to star at her and look at her. So making his initially "false" crush interest on her turn real. It was never the case with Anna Lee the tutor. She was supposed to be "older" and tutor them. So he was not interested in her more annoyed and when she was really their age , he IS guilty for NOT stopping his sister and the others from bullying. He has enough "clout" for Minhyuk and Jenny to follow what he and his sis do. THey are the queen bee and king of the elite social popularity the school. So the fact he did NOTHING and did not stop shows he was not really caring of others. How only he felt and his sis and himself. Even though he had not much love from his own dad and prob a bit of self hatred too for feeling helpless in dealing with his dad and unable to protect his loved ones. But to then turn those feelings and inadequacy to bullying others to make yourself feel better is STILL not right.

 

Looking forward to next week.

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On 12/16/2020 at 4:49 PM, Secretz said:

That'a not the worst part, he bullied MSA with the other kids as well (it's in episode 2). That sin is unforgivable. Rona is right, MSA did nothing wrong and she's dead. He needs some real redemption of he wants to end up with Rona. 

I just re-watched the first few episodes and realized a few things: The first time where Seol A was pushed into the water, Seok Hun was absent. Why? Then why was he there during the later bullying? I really hated him in that episode, honestly, but he started raging after she hit a nerve, I guess. But the moment he snapped, he almost killed her (alcohol and fire) and he definitely needs to pay for that. I also guess we'll be seeing that side of him probably soon.

 

On 12/16/2020 at 4:49 PM, Secretz said:

Also, why does he bully MSA but he's kind to Rona? I don't get it? 

I don't really get it either, but one possibility is his aversion to dishonesty - somebody pointed it out for me some time ago in either this forum or somewhere else, but his disgust at her lying to all of them and her striking a nerve like logically, she's completely right, but then she doesn't know about how they're abused by their father and I guess the anger had to go somewhere. I'm not defending him, but I'm trying to see what made it so different. 

 

Besides, I think he slowly fell for Ro Na while siding with her. Possibly because her sister, despite it being an act, wasn't colouring his impression of Ro Na with hatefulness? He might have been subconsciously open due to it and didn't realize that he was falling for her.

 

Like, both Anna and Ro Na are strong - but I guess whether you are directly hit with that strength in the face or you watch the strength from the sidelines might have been why he bullied Seol A but was kind to Ro Na.

On 12/16/2020 at 4:49 PM, Secretz said:

I doubt that, I feel like he's the kind of person who would stay away from the chaos as far as possible.

Not if it's his sister involved. Possibly, the same might go for Ro Na. I honestly didn't know what to think of EP15 as to Seok Hun x Ro Na - what were his eyes saying? There are two possibilities:

1. He is left to see the fatal consequences to his actions, not only to Seol A, but also to the possible love of his life, when you interpret Ro Na's words as 'Min Seol A died without having done anything wrong, possibly with your influence, so who can guarantee the same won't happen to me?'

2. He has now no choice but to be convinced that Ro Na wrote those texts - since her questions can also be seen as 'As you can see, Seol A died without having done anything wrong, so I won't let you guys have a peaceful day, I'll make sure you don't forget it's largely your fault that Seol A died.'

 

If the first, that has been a strong wake-up call, if the second, I guess we'll see EP2-Seok Hun once more, unleashed on Ro Na, since he will feel threatened by what he thinks she knows.

On 12/16/2020 at 4:49 PM, Secretz said:

I wouldn't say Rona handled it the best, but considering what happened to her, at least she's not doing ugly stuff.

What do you mean by ugly stuff?

 

On 12/16/2020 at 4:49 PM, Secretz said:

Also, can we appreciate the fact that Logan Lee's wig didn't come off when he was kidnapped?

OMG yes, I was wheezing at that! Where can you find a wig that won't go off even during a kidnapping?! They need to make an advertisement, quick! The same goes for Seol A's wig when she was pushed down the swimming pool! Her ombré wig didn't come off, or else she might have been discovered. Guess those wigs were really expensive, or that runs in the family.

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13 hours ago, chococarmela said:

Is it me or do I really wanna see an evil YH? I know, I know, y’all wanna see good people in this drama, but I’ve never seen an evil female lead. I wanna know what’d she be like. Smarter? Less impulsive? Manipulative? Will she be a villain in the later seasons?

 

I really wanna see this happen.

Eugene’s fans from kpop onwards won’t tolerate her being evil.

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On 12/16/2020 at 1:58 AM, Jillia said:

Welcome back, @Nodame! :D I've been thinking about checking out this drama because of Ro Na and Seok Hoon. :lol: Is that weird?!

 Jillia I second emotion :lol: 

me doing a marathon of the drama --->:persevere: same as  for A Man In Veil too

Btw, I'm already lookin forward what KSY next drama will be.

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Ro Na is nothing but a spoiled BRAT who needs a good old-fashioned butt whoopin'!  She is so disrespectful to her mother.  What took the cake for me was when she screamed at her mother saying she MADE her go to that school.  Mom is weak!  She lets EVERYONE including her daughter get away with saying anything they want to her without argument, defense, or hands.  I'm not a violent person, but I could be when it comes to my child.

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7 hours ago, jongski said:

 Jillia I second emotion :lol: 

me doing a marathon of the drama --->:persevere: same as  for A Man In Veil too

Btw, I'm already lookin forward what KSY next drama will be.

It's like with Doctor Romance 2 where I watched the highlight video for Ah Reum and Eun Tak. :lol: And here I just have a weakness bad boy turnt good guy but struggling and falling for girl his friends tricked. I think their arc might get interesting in the future seasons. :D

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On 12/16/2020 at 3:14 PM, tulip06 said:

tolerate her being evil.

 

Lmao, I love Eugene as well, but her character needs to grow out and grow up! I understand she's very naive, but she needs to get stronger. Plus episode 15 kinda foreshadowed it, with her laughing and crying at the same time.

I actually understand why Ro Na is the way she is (because I'm a teenager lol) but I really don't support her disrespecting her mom. And I hate the "bully falling for their victim" trope, so I do not ship Ro Na and SH and I never will. 

SJ is a horrible person, yet I'm so interested in her? She reminds me of Regina from Once Upon A Time. I hate-love her.

SR and Logan Lee teaming up?! Not a huge fan of Logan, but I kinda ship those 2. They have great chemistry. And I'm glad the full clip of Min Seol-Ah was shown to SR.

I don't think DT killed Min Seol-Ah. I think he was just thinking about it, he was nowhere near the area she was killed. And it'd be far too easy to figure out.

Joo Hye-Ri waking up... this could be very interesting or very terrible. She could team up with SR.

EB is just crazy and she needs to get away from her mom, she's toxic. Jenny and MH serve no purpose in the story to me. Ma-Ri and Sang-Ah (the housewife) may go to YH/SR's side quite soon. Same with the lawyer (who I'm starting to love.) I'm very happy the doctor slapped SJ and pulled out his own card (the ring) against her. I don't like him but it'll be interesting to see what he does later on!
 

Still wanna see YH as a villain, I don't think anything can change my mind at this point. She may go into dark revenge mode and she should've recorded the conversation between her and SJ. That poor dad... I wish he stayed alive for longer.

Anyway, what do you guys think will happen next week?

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21 hours ago, Aolian said:

'Min Seol A died without having done anything wrong, possibly with your influence, so who can guarantee the same won't happen to me?'

I second this. When she said it to him, it did seemed like she's saying that SA died even when she didn't do anything so the same might happened to her. The look on his face though. Like he was a little horrified and guilty. Like the thought of Rona possibly being bullied till death could actually happen if she continued staying in the school. And the fact that it's his sister and friends ( and indirectly by Seokhoon himself too) who could potentially kill Rona might have come across his mind. Which could explains why he appeared dumbfounded when she told him off.

21 hours ago, Aolian said:

if the second, I guess we'll see EP2-Seok Hun once more, unleashed on Ro Na, since he will feel threatened by what he thinks she knows.

Ah and i really hope it won't come to this.. 

 

 

 

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This show is well acted and I'm watching the series because it features Eugene, but I'd have to agree with the concern about the violence inflicted upon, and by adults and other children upon the victims in this story. The repeated cruelty towards the orphan child, who'd made good on her own despite tremendous odds, at the hands of a group morally bankrupt millionaires, and their horrible spawn is devastating to see. I keep waiting for the good guys to get some justice and am treated to the same sort of "snuff film" replays of these horrendous crimes against humanity in every segment. Other than the scene where Eugene kicked the guy's teeth out, in episode one, it's been the bad guys winning. I don't need to see that little girl bloodied, and begging for her life, before being thrown from the building again and again. It may be just a drama, but you have to relive the torture repeatedly. Let's move on already!

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Hi, this is my first time commenting. This drama makes my blood boil so much that I needed a play to talk about it. Since there is going to be a season 2 and 3, I am sure the bad guys are going to keep winning just like any Kdrama. I think that Seok hoon will be the one to reveal to the kids that EB mother is actually the adulteress because he knows about their relationship or he might blackmail EB with that so that Rona can come back to school.

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10 hours ago, chococarmela said:

I don't think DT killed Min Seol-Ah. I think he was just thinking about it, he was nowhere near the area she was killed. And it'd be far too easy to figure out.

 I don't think he killed MSA, but he could. We only know where her mom was, when MSA was killed, because she was a witness. 

But I suspect Seok Hun. He was in black and he had time.

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“The Penthouse” Rated Most Buzzworthy Drama + Park Eun Suk Rises To No. 1 In Actor Rankings

 

SBS’s “The Penthouse” continues its winning streak at No. 1 on the list of most buzzworthy dramas!

 

For the third week in a row, the hit drama has managed to top Good Data Corporation’s weekly list of the dramas that generated the most buzz. The company determines each week’s rankings by collecting data from news articles, blog posts, online communities, videos, and social media about currently-airing and upcoming dramas.

 

“The Penthouse” remained No. 1 for the week of December 7 to December 13, with tvN’s “True Beauty” rising to No. 2. OCN’s “The Uncanny Counter” and tvN’s “Mr. Queen” followed close behind at third and fourth places respectively.

 

The stars of “The Penthouse” also dominated this week’s rankings of the most buzzworthy drama cast members, sweeping the top two spots on the list and claiming five spots out of the top 10. Park Eun Suk shot up the list to claim No. 1, followed by his co-star Lee Ji Ah at No. 2. Meanwhile, Kim So Yeon came in at No. 7, S.E.S.’s Eugene at No. 8, and Uhm Ki Joon at No. 9.

 

The cast of “True Beauty” also made a strong showing on this week’s list, with star Moon Ga Young at No. 3 and ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo at No. 5. Shin Hye Sun, the leading lady of “Mr. Queen,” claimed No. 4 in the actor rankings, while her co-star Kim Jung Hyun came in at No. 10. Finally, Jo Byeong Gyu of “The Uncanny Counter” rose to No. 6 for the week.

 

The top 10 dramas that generated the most buzz in the second week of December are as follows:

  1. SBS’s “The Penthouse”
  2. tvN’s “True Beauty”
  3. OCN’s “The Uncanny Counter”
  4. tvN’s “Mr. Queen”
  5. JTBC’s “Hush”
  6. JTBC’s “Live On
  7. MBC’s “Kairos
  8. KBS 2TV’s “Homemade Love Story
  9. KBS 2TV’s “A Man in a Veil
  10. SBS’s “Delayed Justice

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Meanwhile, the top 10 drama actors that generated the most buzz in the second week of December are as follows:

  1. Park Eun Suk (“The Penthouse”)
  2. Lee Ji Ah (“The Penthouse”)
  3. Moon Ga Young (“True Beauty”)
  4. Shin Hye Sun (“Mr. Queen”)
  5. Cha Eun Woo (“True Beauty”)
  6. Jo Byeong Gyu (“The Uncanny Counter”)
  7. Kim So Yeon (“The Penthouse”)
  8. Eugene (“The Penthouse”)
  9. Uhm Ki Joon (“The Penthouse”)
  10. Kim Jung Hyun (“Mr. Queen”)

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1444125wpp/the-penthouse-rated-most-buzzworthy-drama-park-eun-suk-rises-to-no-1-in-actor-rankings

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3 hours ago, airgelaal said:

 I don't think he killed MSA, but he could. We only know where her mom was, when MSA was killed, because she was a witness. 

But I suspect Seok Hun. He was in black and he had time.

I think its Seo Kyung....she definitely has the lack of empathy part covered. Or maybe Dan Tae's lackey did it on his behalf. 

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Apparently, there are deleted scenes in the last two episodes, mainly prbly concerning EP 14, one where SH finds a MH who is enjoying the bully video of RN. A mad SH strikes down MH, asking him where RN is.

 

Another may also be in EP14 where RN is stopped by SH who declares what his sister said wasn't true and that he was honest when it came to her, but she replies it doesn't change a thing. He also says he knows she's hurt and that he'll apologize for them, but she rebuts that she saw the Seol A video and he was also in the bullying. Now that she has experienced it (firsthand) she has come to realize what a jerk he is.

 

That changes a lot about the relationship between RN and SH.

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