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Wow - from farm date to family in 1 episode - nice

 

I know I'm setting myself up for heartache but I can't help it - I'm really enjoying the Bad Guy/Girl love story.  She steals the info and sacrifices herself to win his freedom, and he lies about finding her when he has been ordered to kill her. The way this going, you just know one will die for the other in the end :tears: - I love these 2

 

That farm explosion in the end was the biggest yet - I wonder how much of his memories thats gonna cost him.

 

Long wait til next week

 

 

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Oooff. I am really digging EP 4 where they started with those kind of science-y stuff. I just love when they try to incorporate those kind of theories that seems plausible and not just made up stuff.

Dont blame the one who delivered  it   someone  living  like a new weeding couple   i happy  to see them have a little  rest and  breath but i fear more knowing where it going to go ( okay  baby 

Preview for episode 9.     Kissing scene.    

On 2/22/2021 at 8:26 PM, reddragon said:

I knew if. Capt. Choi is in with the evil NIS person Cheol Soo. He was superficially caring but there was this underlying sleaziness in him that is almost tangible. Goo Reum is good at analysis and sizing up people but she failed to read the chief, when it's already clear that he's not that truthful.

 

This show is captivating because the take is different from Awaken.

 

Off topic: It's just like comparing TIMES with KAIROS. I find the former more engaging.

Yes you called it @reddragon,  Capt. Choi fooled me.

 

 

 

4 hours ago, Thong Thin said:

 

Opening Ep 7 sees Zi-O after receiving RJK injection,began to show greater strength in his fight against the villians. Finally we get to see  Zi-O hugged GR  and the scene where GR was hurled out from the window was a painful one. Poor GR keeps getting hurt.  I have lost count how many times GR gets,yet she can still get up to fight.

 

Honestly speaking, those few months old babies should not in the fire scene...inhealing all those smoke.

 

OMG ! did not expect Captain to be on the bad side. GR expertise in analyzing and sizing up people failed to read the Captain.

 

 

 

I am also confused how GR can be beat up and so quickly recover, her skin remains perfect and unblemished, not a black and blue mark after she has been punched several times in the face, ... I thought she was given enhanced genes but nothing has been said about this at all.

And, yes, those little babies they moved from the fire... what happened to them? I know Zi O needed to take GR to the hospital but I thought for sure somehow he would have moved the babies to some shelter?

 

Episode 8

 

This was heart wrenching.  It is now all too clear that the little baby thrown off the balcony in the first scene is Zi ) and GR's tiny unnamed baby girl.  I am so worried about them.

 

As difficult as it was to watch some of this, what really frustrated me, was  GR making that telephone call from the hospital.  After all her parents were missing for years.  What was the rush? Yes, they were found and it could be that the inside of the car was burned out by Zi O... HOWEVER,  she is a detective with special investigating experience. She had to know that call could be traced,and she should  have waited to call from a safe space.  That just made me annoyed.

 

Lee Son's character - lost all sympathy for him when he killed Dr. Kim in cold blood like that.. or it brought me back to realty that this thug cannot be fully redeemed in this life.  Maybe more hope for Yoo Na,  she is doing everything she can for him. Although, he does cover for her too, after he was told to kill her, so I guess that makes him more human... sort of.  I know, he had a bad break. but this guy is way too sinister to survive the series, unless there is another season.

 

The exploding surrogate angel mom scene was hilarious.

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That's one for the books.

 

 

 

 

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Let be honest this drama so much great 

 

The writer marking emotional  and scenes  switching so easy , the director  who make the switching  so natural  I dont find it strange between  fighting scene  and human touching  scenes and now they make the biggest  switch  to Romance  and happy moments  for most of episode 8  after acting and fighting  for 7 episodes  and it feel so right and in it place  

 

 

not only that, the music ,  choicing  different  and fitting colored  of each scenes, the actors all of them  have great embracing of their characters that make all what they going through  so natural as a really part of human emotional  progress  -not just acting 

 

I never  care about the rating  in Korean ( it really not saying anything  about the quality  of dramas) and I am happy  they also start to not care so much  since they start to look at the international and domestic  rating on the online  watching  sites and start to benefit  from it and that made them  to make  eally good dramas lately  with kind that maybe not that  popular  in Korea

even if it not hit in the TV ratings since they have another rating  now 

 

Me watching so much from different  countries  saying this drama should do great in the international viewers  with little promoted, it logic  and  good tied of every  aspect

 

 

Just ended it well , since in this kind of  story the hardest  things is how to ended it so well 

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Ep 8 was actually a really, really sad episode, despite the happy moments between the otp. Laced with the quiet and peaceful moments  is the sense of the inevitable - that this won't last forever. I felt especially sad for GR, because she had more than ZO in the beginning, but with their fateful meeting she has been losing a lot. It's quite heartbreaking.

 

On another note, of all things that can be implanted into a super human, why on earth did they shortlisted the electric current thingy??? Pretty useless it is.

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Watch: Kim Rae Won, Lee Da Hee, And Kim Sung Oh Handle Technical Errors And Cute Sheep Co-Stars On “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning”

 

All in a day’s work on the set of tvN’s “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning”!

 

“L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” is a sci-fi action thriller starring Kim Rae Won as Ji Oh, a man who is being chased for his special abilities, and Lee Da Hee as Gu Reum, a violent crimes detective who is the only one who remembers him. Kim Sung Oh plays Lee Son, chief among Ji Oh’s pursuers.

 

In a behind-the-scenes video released by tvN, the cast of “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” handle the multiple action and stunt scenes with ease, as well as some more lighthearted scenes.

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The video begins with Kim Sung Oh, Ahn Nae Sang, Jin Kyung, Park Hyuk Kwon, and Jung Da Eun rehearsing an explosion scene at the lab. Ahn Nae Sang struggles with getting the timing of his fall right, but as soon as he’s ready to film, the smoke bomb fails to go off twice. Despite this technical error, the cast complete the scene and are quick to check each other’s safety as soon as the director yells, “Cut!”

 

The next scene deals with the intense fight scene between Kim Sung Oh, Kim Rae Won, and Lee Da Hee. Kim Sung Oh and Kim Rae Won constantly rehearse their fight moves with the stunt director and by themselves so that they don’t make mistakes during filming. As soon as the camera stops filming, the actors joke around with each other and the director.

 

The next part of the video shows Kim Rae Won and Lee Da Hee’s escape to make a new life together. Part of this involves living on a sheep ranch, and Lee Da Hee is tickled to find a sheep with the same name as her character (Gu Reum, which means “cloud” in Korean). But the actors find it difficult to get along with their sheep co-stars when it comes time to film, as the sheep reject their attempts to feed them and run wherever they choose.

 

The video ends with Kim Rae Won and Lee Da Hee filming their characters’ pregnancy and marriage proposal. Lee Da Hee grabs Kim Rae Won in a bear hug after the proposal scene, but struggles due to the weight of her false stomach and the director tells her to tone things down.

 

Check out the clip below!

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1456261wpp/watch-kim-rae-won-lee-da-hee-and-kim-sung-oh-handle-technical-errors-and-cute-sheep-co-stars-on-l-u-c-a-the-beginning

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I don't know if anyone is interested but I've started subbing Gu Reum & Ji Oh's behind the scenes videos (since TVN shows no signs of subbing the videos themselves... ahem).

 

 

 

Let me know if you guys would like any other videos translated :) - I'm thinking on working on the bts of episode 8.

 

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What did you think of this week's episodes by the way? I dit NOT expect Ji Oh knocking up Gu Reum. Boy did they move fast. :lol:

 

The way it's going, I have 0 expectations for a happy ending. I'm pretty sure Ji Oh is going to die while trying to save his baby girl & wife (writers, prove me wrong please). 

 

(PS: can we talk about the pregnant woman exploding, I thought I was watching Alien.)

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Ep 8

 

Finally, GR makes the move to kiss Z-O &  go to bed and love is in the air.

Ten months later with the arrival of little baby Z-O, both were happy parents and thank God the baby is normal.

But, yet to see the baby abilities when she grows up.

In the labour room, I was curious why Z-O hands starts to emit electricity and he could not hold his new born.

Z-O who is a happy father was looking forward to build a happy family was short lived when both GR and baby

got abducted by Lee Son. 

 

In order to lure GR out, Captain revealed the news about GR parents and this cause GR emotions to think that

Z-O causes her parents dead.

 

Those 3 surrogate mothers seems suspicious of their pregnancies with weird electric shock feelings inside 

their bodies and confided cult lady, which try to tai-chee away.

During labour, did all 3 mothers and babies died together when the huge electric fire being emitted.

 

Won't be long before these 3 kill each other - Cult lady, Director Kim and RJK.

Lee Son did not revealed to Director Kim on Red hair hideout, why and I foresee Lee Son will betrayed Director Kim

and join Cult Lady and is obvious that Red hair has feelings for Lee Son.

 

However, both Lee Son and Red hair are being used as a tool to get Z-O.

Once Z-O is in the hands of Cult lady, I predict both Lee Son,Red hair & Director Kim will be kill.

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I enjoyed watching Ji O be happy and proud to be a father.

I dont think GR was that happy, although its understandable that she has some small doubts.

I liked the most that he immediately made a plan to get new documents because 

that is a condition  for their safety.

He has already shown that he is a responsible husband and father.

And then everything changed when GR called the police station.

That was careless and put them in a dangerous situation.

The writer could have come up with something better.

 

 

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On 2/24/2021 at 7:14 AM, dzareth said:

 

On another note, of all things that can be implanted into a super human, why on earth did they shortlisted the electric current thingy??? Pretty useless it is.

 

:lol: You're awesome.

 

That's exactly what I thought, too. It's such a B-movie plot. A man+electric-eel hybrid. For ... WHAT?

 

The Lady Cult Leader actually said, "Imagine, they can charge your phone by just holding it in their hand."  :crazy: All this for a phone charger. You can go buy one instead of creating a bunch of sad monster babies and murdering a lot of people in the process.

 

Despite all this, I am so impressed by how intense and compelling this show is. So much kudos to the actors, especially Kim Rae Won.

 

Awaken spoilers:


 

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I feel like these two shows are kind of a pair. Both feature the same themes (mad scientists who are the literal parents of their creation, who, like Frankenstein's monster will grow to destroy them). The same boy actor plays the younger versions of both lead males.

 

Awaken stars Namgung Min. The purpose of the experiments is to create a serum for eternal life. One of the side effects is that the Namgung Min has super intelligence. So he used his intelligence to create an elaborate revenge scheme, and the plot involves watching his scheme unfold. Even though Namgung Min is great at the tragic scenes, he's also great at being snarky, hilarious, and super-smart.

 

LUCA is a completely different vibe because Ji-Oh did not know what is going on for a long time. His "superpower" causes him to lose his memories. He really does seem like a helpless lamb who you just want to hug.

 

Honestly, both stories are super-silly if you think about it, but LUCA is on another level in terms of emotional impact. It's also mad sexy in a way that Awaken was not.

 

 

 

I personally really did not enjoy those scenes in which Ji-Oh was strapped down and tortured for weeks. I also did not enjoy watching what happened to those mothers. I don't have a weak stomach for grisly scenes, but those were... a lot to take.

 

I also don't love seeing Gu-Reum getting beaten up all the time. In Ep.7 alone, she was thrown through a glass window and beaten up until she fractured her skull. It's a miracle that she only has a fractured skull considering all the times she's been knocked out.

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8 hours ago, chickfactor said:

 

I personally really did not enjoy those scenes in which Ji-Oh was strapped down and tortured for weeks. I also did not enjoy watching what happened to those mothers. I don't have a weak stomach for grisly scenes, but those were... a lot to take.

 

I also don't love seeing Gu-Reum getting beaten up all the time. In Ep.7 alone, she was thrown through a glass window and beaten up until she fractured her skull. It's a miracle that she only has a fractured skull considering all the times she's been knocked out.

 

I have the same sentiments as you. Those torturing scenes are unbearable to Z-O as well to those

3 surrogate mothers. Imagine the intense pain you get from the electric shock !

As mentioned before, poor GR has been beaten up , thrown up, kicked practically in every episodes.

She is indeed a tough cop esp scene from ep 7 when she was thrown out from the window with shattered glass.

 

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10 hours ago, chickfactor said:

 

:lol: You're awesome.

 

That's exactly what I thought, too. It's such a B-movie plot. A man+electric-eel hybrid. For ... WHAT?

 

The Lady Cult Leader actually said, "Imagine, they can charge your phone by just holding it in their hand."  :crazy: All this for a phone charger. You can go buy one instead of creating a bunch of sad monster babies and murdering a lot of people in the process.

 

Despite all this, I am so impressed by how intense and compelling this show is. So much kudos to the actors, especially Kim Rae Won.

 

I personally really did not enjoy those scenes in which Ji-Oh was strapped down and tortured for weeks. I also did not enjoy watching what happened to those mothers. I don't have a weak stomach for grisly scenes, but those were... a lot to take.

 

I also don't love seeing Gu-Reum getting beaten up all the time. In Ep.7 alone, she was thrown through a glass window and beaten up until she fractured her skull. It's a miracle that she only has a fractured skull considering all the times she's been knocked out.

 

@chickfactor  I agree with everything that you said. I used the "skip 10 seconds" button for most of the torture scenes with Ji Oh, as it was really hard to watch.

 

I think he has like... eel and fly DNA? I honestly laughed when they revealed that part. They were pushing it. 

 

Same goes for Gu Reum. The girl gets severe head concussions in every.single.episode. and yet she goes back to work like nothing happened. Doesn't seem too realistic to me. 

In episode 7, the doctor literally said she had a small skull fracture and yet 4 scenes later she's back to Human Tech lab fighting a bunch of CIA dudes. Give a girl a break!

 

Also, in episode 8, am I the only one who was perplexed at the fact that:

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When Gu Reum gets "kidnapped" at the end, she walks and acts absolutely normally as if she didn't just GIVE BIRTH. I never had a baby, but I'm pretty sure that women who just gave birth can't stroll around like that. She should be limping from pain no? Idk, maybe I'm just nitpicky :lol:

 

 

 

 

Anyway, I stumbled across an interview with the Director Kim Hong Seon, and this part caught my eye: 

 

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(source: https://www.edaily.co.kr/news/read?newsId=01285766628953472&mediaCodeNo=258)

 

He basically praises Kim Rae Won, and says that beyond the great acting work, he really physically transformed to prepare for the role of Ji Oh. He lost 10 kg and worked out to fit his role. 

 

The article quotes: "On top of all the concerns he had, he also transformed his body. [KRW] wanted to give off the feeling of being a lost puppy but he took that to another level and worked out. I'm really thankful."

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New to this thread and really happy that I found this drama ♥️

 

Imo TvN dramas do well with dark, realistic stories but sometimes then romance gets left out. So I'm happy to see both in this drama!!! The action scenes are amazing and the kind of slow burn romance works well between the two main leads (the eye candy and chemistry is  explosive). I also thought it was bold to have the two leads have a child and marry without the story ending there! Kind of refreshing. Let's see if they get a happy ending tho…

Can't wait until the next episode!

 

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Kim Rae Won Is Merciless As He Searches For Lee Da Hee In “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning”

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Mar 1, 2021
by L. Kim
 

tvN’s “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” has shared new stills ahead of today’s episode!

“L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” is a sci-fi action thriller starring Kim Rae Won as Ji Oh, a man who is being chased for his special abilities, and Lee Da Hee as Gu Reum, a violent crimes detective who is the only one who remembers him.

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Ji Oh and Gu Reum ran away from the city and shared peaceful moments in the countryside. They even had a baby, and just when they were dreaming of an ordinary life, Gu Reum and their baby were kidnapped by Lee Son (played by Kim Sung Oh). Ji Oh must now fight to protect his family, and viewers are eager to find out how he will do that.

In the new stills, Ji Oh starts a counterattack against Human Tech. His expression is cold and merciless as he interrogates the bloodied and bruised Choi Jin Hwan (played by Kim Sang Ho), a detective who betrayed Gu Reum and ended up being a spy for Kim Chul Soo (played by Park Hyuk Kwon).

 

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Other photos show Gu Reum and Kim Chul Soo together. Gu Reum is holding tightly onto her baby and looking at Kim Chul Soo with suspicious eyes and a guarded expression. Kim Chul Soo has committed numerous misdeeds for his own ambition. Just the idea of a person like him coming face to face with Gu Reum is thrilling, and it will be intriguing to find out what they will talk about.

 

The drama’s production team commented, “Gu Reum, who was kidnapped, will face a shocking truth. The relationship between Ji Oh and Gu Reum will fluctuate due to the strong internal war of the villains. The choice they make will be a major stepping stone to an unpredictable ending.”

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1456885wpp/kim-rae-won-is-merciless-as-he-searches-for-lee-da-hee-in-l-u-c-a-the-beginning

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