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hmmm.... am not sure if I liked the ending. it was good but it wasn't great and I can't help feel a bit disappointed. I am so used to daily revenge dramas where we get good insight into why the evil villains do what they do. here, that was missing. while the obvious motivation is greed, why was chairwoman so obsessed with hurting eun soo. this wasn't just about pinning the murder on her but she hounded her and insisted that eun soo remain unhappy. why that level of obsession? why was she obsessively painting the stepson if she was terrified and hated him on some level? if it was just some PR tactic, there was no need to play such games in the privacy of her home. why blame eun soo for the murders and actions till the end? was she just evading accountability? in a longer series, we would have had scenes where we got into her head and got a glimpse of how her brain cells worked. so from that perspective, I felt a bit let down. her secretary killing off the stepson at least felt more linear and made more sense... the violent stepson was threatening to get rid of the secretary and so it was a kill or be killed kind of scenario..

 

2 hours ago, jareen said:

I knew ES Won't  die so why dragged the death vibes in the last minutes!  

exactly! I didn't like that ending either. I am not sure if we are supposed to wonder if it was a dream that she was still alive or why she was not at home etc. instead of putting flowers in a cemetry, it could have just ended a 1 year celebration at the restaurant with all the friends and family or maybe a birthday. far more cheerful.

 

but I did like the confrontation between chairwoman and eun soo where she coolly said she was never going to forgive her for what she had been put through.

 

so no regrets watching and I liked most of it but yea, it wasn't a perfect 10 for me. :sweatingbullets:

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Quick translations preview ep 9 (may contain some mistakes)   JM: Actually Woo Joo is my adoptive daughter HR: What I worry about is when that man knew about why Ji Eun Soo is approaching

Okay, so now it seems like Se Mi knows that Ji Min knew she was cheating on him. She says to him that she went to break up with that man, and thus that mistake happened. Now I don't know whether it wa

I have to agree with @Lmangla episode 4 really hit it for, emotionally as well. I was already feeling for Eun Soo and even Ji Min and his struggles. But episode 4 just made it much more clear and I ha

So that young Secretary was really Kim Ho Ran's son. I was always suspicious of him, with Kim Ho Ran keeping him close, him having some good role in the company, and also the way Jeon Ki Beom was hitting him in front of Kim Ho Ran just to trigger her. Its good to see predicting it correctly, which further explains why she was so much after Woo Joo, it was because Woo Joo could claim ownership anytime in future being Jeon Ki Beom's daughter, while she wanted her own son to be the one inheriting things. 

 

Secretary Kim was Kim Hwang Gi was a good one too. I for one didn't really know he was Secretary "KIM". Otherwise maybe I could connect dots on this and be completely sure about him being Kim Ho Ran's son too, since they had same surnames. Anyway, he was the killer, he was caught. 

 

It was nice to see Woo Joo already knowing about being adopted (thanks to Se Mi again), and also accepting Eun Soo being her real mom too. Ji Min in my opinion did the right thing telling her, because he knew the risks of the surgery, and loved it when Woo Joo called Eun Soo "mom" before going into the surgery. 

 

It was also great to see Eun Soo meeting up with Kim Ho Ran and also telling her that she'll not forgive her, and to see how it feels to be away from her child for 10 years. What I also loved was, seeing Eun Soo's friend's identity as ex-convict not shown to be revealed to her husband. I was feeling it could happen in the first few episodes adding drama, but was happy it did not happen, and I kind of feel like her husband knew about it, given the fact how he protected her when the reporters had come inside her shop a few episodes ago. 

 

Got to say they had me the first few minutes after surgery with all dream sequence, Woo Joo, Ji Min in black with flower going to the cemetery. But I did have feeling that they want the viewers to think like that, and was quite relieved to see Eun Soo present there already. Anyway, a good ending to a good drama for me. The drama deserved all the ratings it got and I will miss it next week onwards.  

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hi everyone, in the end I would have liked a little more pampering, I don't know it gives me the impression that the couple lives apart. I would have liked to know how the secretary's son was doing, do you think EC takes care of him since the graves of the father and the secretary are close?

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2 hours ago, Sleepy Owl said:

Secretary Kim was Kim Hwang Gi was a good one too. I for one didn't really know he was Secretary "KIM". Otherwise maybe I could connect dots on this and be completely sure about him being Kim Ho Ran's son too, since they had same surnames

while it was clever, there were some plot points that never got explained. so why did he sign U NG and then later write in Huang on the paintings? was she buying those paintings simply to pamper her son? ...

 

1 hour ago, Naty828 said:

hi everyone, in the end I would have liked a little more pampering, I don't know it gives me the impression that the couple lives apart. I would have liked to know how the secretary's son was doing, do you think EC takes care of him since the graves of the father and the secretary are close?

yea I had the same impression of them living apart as well which was kind of weird. so when secretary kim attacked her, she was still living in her own apartment. why didn't she move in to jimin's place when they had already registered as a family? if the surgery was so serious, then doesn't it make sense to live together to grab that chance if they don't have it later in the future? so that was a bit strange... and yea, we never heard of what happened to the son of secretary yoo... but since she feels grateful to him for saving woo joo and looking out for her, we just have to assume that she will keep an eye out for his son..

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24 minutes ago, Lmangla said:

while it was clever, there were some plot points that never got explained. so why did he sign U NG and then later write in Huang on the paintings? was she buying those paintings simply to pamper her son? ...

 

yea I had the same impression of them living apart as well which was kind of weird. so when secretary kim attacked her, she was still living in her own apartment. why didn't she move in to jimin's place when they had already registered as a family? if the surgery was so serious, then doesn't it make sense to live together to grab that chance if they don't have it later in the future? so that was a bit strange... and yea, we never heard of what happened to the son of secretary yoo... but since she feels grateful to him for saving woo joo and looking out for her, we just have to assume that she will keep an eye out for his son..

I am happy they kept it uncomplicated. It's very much the tone of the show. HR is a bit whacky and fakey. If she wants WJ dead, it would make sense to get rid of the mother too or ES would go on another revenge binge. I don't understand why ES asked ' why me?' 
 

It did not seem very long from the unsuccessful wedding to the operation. So living apart did not seem strange to me. I think JM had given the ring to ES just a day or two before Kim attacked her.

 

We thought she was money laundering but she was in a sense stealing company fund to give her son. I was wondering why she kept his identity hidden. Was it to protect him from Gi Beom?

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Yeon Jung Hoon, Lee Yoo Ri, And More Share Their Final Thoughts On “Lie After Lie”

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Oct 25, 2020
by C. Hong
 

On October 24, after a record-setting run in viewership ratings for Channel A dramas, “Lie After Lie” came to an end.

“Lie After Lie” is a melodrama about a woman (Lee Yoo Ri) who marries into a wealthy family only to be convicted of murdering her husband. She gives birth to a daughter in prison, who is adopted by a kind-hearted, justice-loving journalist (Yeon Jung Hoon). After she is released from prison, she devises a plan to marry the journalist and become her biological daughter’s stepmother.

In an interview on Channel A’s “News A,” Lee Yoo Ri said, “I wanted to act out a heartbreaking story. I don’t think I’ve ever cried this much while rehearsing scripts.” She added that since she had taken on a character she had never played before, she was happy that it received a favorable response. She continued, “I acted with the mindset that there must be people in Ji Eun Soo [her character]’s situation. I could feel that the viewers also wanted Eun Soo to have a happy ending.”

In a statement from his agency, Yeon Jung Hoon said, “I want to thank all the people who watched ‘Lie After Lie.’ All the staff pooled their strength to create a good production, so I’m happy that it got good results. I learn a lot from working with new people with every project, but I really feel like I’ve learned many things from this production.”

Kwon Hwa Woon said, “I’m sad that we’re already at the end. I had a lot of anticipation and worries because I wasn’t sure how I would express this character of Kim Yeon Joon in the drama, so I prepared a lot for this production. This is the first melodrama that I’ve tried, so I threw myself into it with the mindset that I needed to express a human interior, longing, and the passion that could do anything for the one you love. The atmosphere on set was really good and all the cast members could work hard due to the efforts of the staff. It was an honor to be able to be in unrequited love with Lee Yoo Ri, and I expected nothing less from Yeon Jung Hoon’s acting and I learned a lot from him. This project was an extremely valuable experience for my acting career.”

 

more https://www.soompi.com/article/1433682wpp/yeon-jung-hoon-lee-yoo-ri-and-more-share-their-final-thoughts-on-lie-after-lie

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51 minutes ago, maribella said:

I am happy they kept it uncomplicated. It's very much the tone of the show. HR is a bit whacky and fakey. If she wants WJ dead, it would make sense to get rid of the mother too or ES would go on another revenge binge. I don't understand why ES asked ' why me?' 
 

It did not seem very long from the unsuccessful wedding to the operation. So living apart did not seem strange to me. I think JM had given the ring to ES just a day or two before Kim attacked her.

 

We thought she was money laundering but she was in a sense stealing company fund to give her son. I was wondering why she kept his identity hidden. Was it to protect him from Gi Beom?

 

The fact that she kept her son's identity hidden was, firstly her image would be tarnished. Why? Because the hidden son was not her husband's son. If he was, then she would not even think about Gi Beom. Since it would be revealed that Kim Ho Ran has a son out of an affair, the board of directors would see her unfit for running the company and ask her to be dismissed from the company itself. 

 

Second reason is, as I said before too, she had to act like Gi Beom was her son, because he indeed was the company heir, and no good would come from Kim Ho Ran's son's identity being revealed because he would not even be considered for it. Kim Ho Ran would rather keep him close as her secretary, care and protect him. Then since Gi Beom was dead, I am sure she had plans to hand over the company to him in the future. 

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@Sleepy Owl, did they say what will happen to the company? To me since KHR killed for the company and her son, it’s important that she at least lost the company entirely. I don’t care if the board appoint a managing director...just as long as KHR has completely lost any right to the company.

 

I’m still waiting for subs so I don’t know all that happened.

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46 minutes ago, celebrianna said:

@Sleepy Owl, did they say what will happen to the company? To me since KHR killed for the company and her son, it’s important that she at least lost the company entirely. I don’t care if the board appoint a managing director...just as long as KHR has completely lost any right to the company.

 

I’m still waiting for subs so I don’t know all that happened.

No mention of the company, just workers demanding her resignation. It sounds like a listed company so she may have a majority of the shares to be chairman. I don't think she would lose her shares unless she sells them.

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30 minutes ago, maribella said:

No mention of the company, just workers demanding her resignation. It sounds like a listed company so she may have a majority of the shares to be chairman. I don't think she would lose her shares unless she sells them.

Hopefully the company sued her if her money laundering involved company funds. And then hopefully the government collect their share from fines and lawsuits. Most of all, I hope she rots in prison. These shows never deliver justice quite the way I want especially when their victims usually lost everything. 

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Finally watched the last episode. I really had to compel myself to watch it because the ending kind of fizzled out for me. It was predictable and a little unconvincing. I mean after what we were set up, the last two episodes seemed to have fizzled out the adrenaline rush.

 

This was a revenge drama so instead of ending it with a bang, too many screen time spent on family drama. I wish they had cleared all the family so that the focus was more on the revelation of the motive and delivering of  justice. 

 

I mean it was too easy! I can't believe the chairwoman's son/ driver/ secretary was actually hiding in the house! I mean who does that? :crazy:

 

Anyway, it did keep me entertained all these past weeks and I eagerly waited for the episodes. So, job well done team! But the ending could have been crisper, sharper keeping pace with the rest of the episodes! 

 

Thank you everyone for bearing with me and my 'theories' and rants. It was wonderful interacting with you all. Thank you all for your insightful views that helped me enjoy the show even more! Hope to see you again in some other drama very soon.

 

Take care!

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Both episodes 15 and 16 not satisfying for me. Needed closures for some issues.Should be an 18 episodes drama.

Looks like at the last minute the scriptwriter changed the script for the ending. ES was supposed to die and her memorial plaque was next to her dad's, not Yoon's.

Needed closures for Yoon's son, the company, sentences for evil MIL and son, the initials of the paintings.

I watched Fatal Promise so l didnt rolled my eyes when ML can go inside the interrogation room ad hoc. 

Overall l enjoyed this drama. Acting was good esp LYR's. Good acting from the young girl too.

Thank you for all the posts here. Love reading them and see you guys in another drama soon!

 

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Well, I, along with the rest of y'all, have finished this drama as well. I'm gonna be honest and say that this was a wonderful drama with very well developed characters, even the Evil Queen and her Huntsman. The actors did an incredible job and so did the team behind this drama! Bravo!

 

I feel like the ending was rushed, honestly. It could've been a bit more satisfying. When the Evil Queen surrendered to the police, it felt way too anti-climactic. I was hoping for a high-speed chase with a final battle between ES and her. But it was interesting to see her back-story, as well as why JKB was the way he was. I also like that they gave her a valid motive for killing him besides "he was an addict". Made me feel bad for her... for a second. 

I was hoping for more revenge on ES' part. That's why I watched it in the first place, because I was hoping for revenge. I'm not disappointed by the drama itself, though, because it was written very well, regardless of the plot holes.

I just knew the Director/right-hand man was the Evil Queen's son and the real killer. He's just as crazy as his mom. Hwang, I don't feel bad for him at all, let him rot. Jimin's parents are wonderful and the cellmate is a real sweetheart. Se Mi... I do wonder what happened to her. I'm happy for David, I love him so much.

Thanks for enjoying my rants and random plot theories/creations that are way too makjang. See you on another thread!

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Not going to lie but those close up shots of Kim Woong when he looked up at Eun Soo in the finale with those evil eyes made him look sooo hot LoL!:tounge_wink: Yes I need help, I know.

 

Felt that Chairwoman's motivations for suppressing Eun Soo to be rather.. weak?! Like really..? That was it. 

 

And I really thought Eun Soo didn't make it until Woo Joo looked way too excited LoL.:rolleyes: The plot was predictable but watchable (sort of) I actually skipped a few and nothing much happened really (shrugs) Oh well on to the next. Take care y'all. Be well and be safe xo. 

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“Lie After Lie” Star Lee Yoo Ri Talks About The Dangers Of Filming Action Scenes, Acting With Yeon Jung Hoon, And More

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Oct 27, 2020
by M. Kang
 

A recent interview with the actress Lee Yoo Ri revealed her thoughts on interesting points related to her latest drama, “Lie After Lie.”

Lee Yoo Ri is known to be a professional that gives her absolute everything in every role and performance. Even on KBS 2TV’s show “Fun-staurant,” she suffered an arm injury that had fans worried.

In Channel A’s Friday-Saturday drama “Lie After Lie,” which aired its last episode October 24, she played the character Ji Eun Soo. From scenes portraying domestic violence to the danger of being murdered, taking on this role came with a fair share of intense moments.

In a telephone interview with Newsen, Lee Yoo Ri shared details on a time she almost encountered another injury while filming. She said, “In one scene, there was a moment when my head was hit while fighting over powdered milk in the prison. Not only was I surprised, but the staff members were surprised as well. When we have an action scene coming up, we do a lot of rehearsals so that we don’t get hurt. Even when we are careful, sometimes you still get hurt. It reminded me to be even more careful.”

Lee Yoo Ri also commented on her experience working with fellow cast member Yeon Jung Hoon. The two had already worked together in 2003 by acting as a couple in the series “Yellow Handkerchief.”

Their strong friendship naturally led to great chemistry both onscreen and offscreen. Lee Yoo Ri stated that because they are so close, the two talked about acting as siblings for their next project to properly capture their dynamic.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1434128wpp/lie-after-lie-star-lee-yoo-ri-talks-about-the-dangers-of-filming-action-scenes-her-experience-acting-with-yeon-jung-hoon-and-more

 

 

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finished the last episode.  still dont quite understand the obsession of HR trying to kill ES.  but well... time for next show to obsess about.  

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I'm a bit confused. Did the FL really die in the end? The beep beep sound ends when she's down with the operation. Then her final last thoughts appear in her dream or dream state to her daughter. Then the dad and daughter go the graveyard, and we see her in a white dress. Umm, did the writer or actors ever state if she died or not? They made it a bit confusing imo. Other than that, fantastic drama! Seeing lots of dramas this year with parent/child relationships!

 

Any clarifications would be nice! If anybody here has any of the actors or writers stating it, that too would be great!

 

Thanks @lolly84 for the clarification! The ending got me for a sec. but good to know!

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26 minutes ago, jelly said:

I'm a bit confused. Did the FL really die in the end? The beep beep sound ends when she's down with the operation. Then her final last thoughts appear in her dream or dream state to her daughter. Then the dad and daughter go the graveyard, and we see her in a white dress. Umm, did the writer or actors ever state if she died or not? They made it a bit confusing imo. Other than that, fantastic drama! Seeing lots of dramas this year with parent/child relationships!

 

Any clarifications would be nice! If anybody here has any of the actors or writers stating it, that too would be great!

FL is still alive... She and her daughter survived the operation , it's a real situation not a dream!! BTW i loved this drama, great acting esp from ES and her child!!:issohappy:

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