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Yeah, thinking back about it, there were some hints that he might be younger. Not sure how the writer thinks this will benefit the plot - I find it weird and would have preferred him being the same ag

Credit to @fan-number20000425 on Tumblr Somebody cast these two in a period drama!! I mean look at them!!  Go Ara is such a classic beauty, and Lee Jae Wook has that innocent yet charismatic

Jesus Christ. That episode was filled to the brim !   Okay first off, even if the last bit of the episode happened, I like Jun’s mom. She’s loud and embarrassing, no wonder Jun wanted to run

Despite all the tropes in this drama, it's not confined to one category, and there are SO MANY twists to keep viewers on their toes.

The backstabbing secretary trope?

We were tricked!

The evil girl who has a crush on our ML?

Nope!

Even the whole noble idiocy thing couldn't last long enough to mark the drama as a noble idiocy drama lol

And it's not a terminal illness drama, because leukemia is not a terminal illness. This writer really turned all the tropes on their heads in one drama. I'm actually impressed. So, there's no need to say that I'm all in until the very end! This drama is definitely going on the top of my list~ 

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12 minutes ago, Wendy123 said:

Even the whole noble idiocy thing couldn't last long enough to mark the drama as a noble idiocy drama lol

And it's not a terminal illness drama, because leukemia is not a terminal illness. This writer really turned all the tropes upside down in one drama. I'm actually impressed. So, there's no need to say that I'm all in until the very end! This drama is definitely going on the top of my list~ 

 

Glad that you like it. Myself, I am very disappointed.

 

I feel that the writer could have done so much more without having to incorporate these odd plot choices. There was a lot of music in the beginning, but that decreased as the drama progressed.

 

It's listed as a romcom, but turned into a suspense thriller half way through and now it's a melodrama.

Writer, please make up your mind on the genre

:kicks:

 

Unfortunately, leukemia IS a terminal illness in many cases, if not most cases (depending on the patient's age). It is a serious illness and throwing this into the plot is not a small matter.

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1 hour ago, Wendy123 said:

Despite all the tropes in this drama, it's not confined to one category, and there are SO MANY twists to keep viewers on their toes.

The backstabbing secretary trope?

We were tricked!

The evil girl who has a crush on our ML?

Nope!

Even the whole noble idiocy thing couldn't last long enough to mark the drama as a noble idiocy drama lol

And it's not a terminal illness drama, because leukemia is not a terminal illness. This writer really turned all the tropes on their heads in one drama. I'm actually impressed. So, there's no need to say that I'm all in until the very end! This drama is definitely going on the top of my list~ 

same with me...this drama still on the top of my list for romcom(+melo)

even i dissapointed with jun illness but still i got to see rara clingy again...how i miss rara and jun in the beginning.

I think writer use jun illness is one of the ways for jun parents approved their relationship....if jun did not sick, it quite difficult for his parents to accept rara. 

So, we just need to wait for jun to cameback....i still believe we will get happy ending.:hooray2:

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57 minutes ago, partyon said:

 

It's listed as a romcom, but turned into a suspense thriller half way through and now it's a melodrama.

Writer, please make up your mind on the genre

 

If you veteran watcher you will know Korean dramas do not work in just one gener but incorporate many different gener into a story. likes this from romance, comedy, thriller, melodrama. To me together it show the variety of humanity. I mean life is just not comedy or romance but also those other more serious layer. For the illness writer have been hinting on it though from the nose bleed so it do not comes as a left turn. To me writer have laid early hint that we get answer to now so it is not like she is picking things from a hat last minute. Sure maybe could have been more smooth though in the layering. :) 

 

I hope Jun survive this and we get a happy ending! :huh:

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39 minutes ago, multiloverssss said:

same with me...this drama still on the top of my list for romcom(+melo)

even i dissapointed with jun illness but still i got to see rara clingy again...how i miss rara and jun in the beginning.

I think writer use jun illness is one of the ways for jun parents approved their relationship....if jun did not sick, it quite difficult for his parents to accept rara. 

So, we just need to wait for jun to cameback....i still believe we will get happy ending.

Yea I agree. I think this will be avenue to allow Jun to freely live and allow him to be with Lala. They’re going to realize how precious Juns life is to them and they’ll want his happiness.

 

I agree with @multiloverssssand @Wendy123despite some of the curveballs, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this drama and will be sad to see it go. 

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41 minutes ago, sal2 said:

 

. For the illness writer have been hinting on it though from the nose bleed so it do not comes as a left turn. To me writer have laid early hint that we get answer to now so it is not like she is picking things from a hat last minute. Sure maybe could have been more smooth though in the layering. :) 

 

I hope Jun survive this and we get a happy ending! :huh:

Yea the illness was always the ending story I believe, the writer put all the hints and Easter eggs in the story beforehand. So it’s not something that came out of left field. 

I will say Lala is a lot more forgiving than I am. At this point she just thinks he lied cause of going abroad, not cause of an illness. If I were her, I’d be so pissed!!!!!! She’s such a kind/forgiving/loving person. 
 

edit: also, I can’t believe she didn’t remember their first encounter! They had a prolonged interaction. Lol. Not a brief meeting. 

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11 minutes ago, Mapleoaks5 said:

Yea the illness was always the ending story I believe, the writer put all the hints and Easter eggs in the story beforehand. So it’s not something that came out of left field. 

I will say Lala is a lot more forgiving than I am. At this point she just thinks he lied cause of going abroad, not cause of an illness. If I were her, I’d be so pissed!!!!!! She’s such a kind/forgiving/loving person. 

that right....the writer already put the hint regarding jun illness.

Rara personality is consistent, that why we never see her mad

She just a simple person without thinking too hard about something.She living at fullest. She such a forgiving person since the beginning.

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28 minutes ago, paolaadl said:

Ok, I'm completely TERRIFIED with the preview of the next episode. I refuse to believe that the writer will end their story tragically. If it happens to be true, this drama will be blacklisted for me just like @partyon I've had enough of this mess, I'm done lol

 

I'm right there with you - I've enjoyed each and every episode, right up til that preview.

 

If he survives and they end the drama together then this drama goes right up near the top of my favorites - If the writer is actually heartless enough, and foolish enough to kill Jun off then I'm gonna tuck this drama in at the bottom of the list right underneath VAGABOND - ( actually VAGABOND jumps up near the top of the list if they ever give us a season 2 ) :rolleyes:

 

 

The next few hours, waiting for the last episode, are going to be excruciating ...

 

:headbang:

 

 

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2 hours ago, partyon said:

I feel that the writer could have done so much more without having to incorporate these odd plot choices. There was a lot of music in the beginning, but that decreased as the drama progressed.

 

It's listed as a romcom, but turned into a suspense thriller half way through and now it's a melodrama.

Writer, please make up your mind on the genre

 

I agree with @Wendy123 and @sal2 in that dramas don't usually have one solid genre in kdrama. They are often a mixing pot of genres to keep the stories engaging. Perhaps you just enjoy what is known as tropes - predictable elements of a kdrama (ie. it'll just be a melodrama so the whole story is focus on an affair or it'll just be a crime drama so the whole drama focuses on catching a stalker). It's more of a black and white way of looking at dramas - like it has to fit a specific, limited category. To be honest, I think a lot of dramas are starting to move away from this model because viewers are starting to want more than just 16 episodes of one thing.

 

For me, as a long time kdrama and tdrama watcher, I find tropes rather boring because I've seen too many of them and know exactly what will happen when a drama goes into a trope mode :neutral: - that why this drama has been fun and interesting because it subverted those tropes and kept us guessing :love: Much of this thread (and other forums about DDSSLLS) has been people proposing their theories and arguing a case for Jun or guessing who DDSSLLS was this whole time or trying to figure out the story with side characters like if Dr Cha was sick or was the mother evil? 

 

Also, I thought I'd mention that this has always been the writer's type of style. Oh Ji-Young seems to like to write wacky fun and less conventional scripts and has won awards for her scripts because they are this way

:heartxoxo:

Maybe in finding dramas for the future, I'd recommend looking at the writer's styles so you don't feel disappointed.

 

One more thing: actually a Korean friend was telling me that Korean Rom Coms often include angst. Maybe not as steep an angsty episode as DDSSLLS, but they do usually go melo for a few episodes. And reflecting back, I think it's true. There's definitely been a few episodes of angst in many other rom com dramas....if it's not angst, it's filler...and to be honest, if I was forced to pick, I prefer angst to filler episodes. :sweatingbullets:

 

I've enjoyed DDSSLLS :heart: - The romance has been super cute, as has the entire show with its likeable side characters, the music, Mimi, the food and the ups and downs of the show.

:fullofhearts:

 

With the current separations and trials, sure there's been lots of anxiety, but I think it's been resolved relatively quickly. At least it's not been 3 episodes of the same breakup (haha it's been multiple trials!) I will say I think the illness story line is more predictable than I had hoped for, but I think that it was an outcome that glued all those clues together nicely and maybe she wanted to subvert an illness story (since most of those usually end in death) and you don't normally see an illness story in rom com. 

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It was a great episode 15, yay, we got to see Juna and Rara even though he has to leave. Like some of you, I'm pretty hesitant about the last episode because of the crying, but hopefully it's nothing and that its all a trick of something like the other previews they've showed. Maybe all that sad happenings will just be in the first 5min and then we'll all get our happy ending. Hopefully. I still want to see Lala's third wedding that actually will happen this time...lol...if not at least a happy ending with them hand in hand walking off into the sunset kind-of-ending :D. Will miss the show, it's been a great watch. 

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I know cancer is often seen as a kdrama trope, but correct me if I’m wrong, I can’t recall a male/female lead in recent dramas where they had cancer? I know this was rampant in earlier kdramas, but I don’t remember watching any in recent times???

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@JenL @sal2 @Mapleoaks5

As a long term kdrama watcher I’ve seen plenty of dramas over the years including countless kdrama tropes. I hate many (if not most) of them because they make dramas predictable and boring.

There are times when these are fun, especially when it comes to makjang. Yoo-hoo my chingu @Ameera Ali who enjoys a good makjang from time to time like I do :D 

 

And I can appreciate that genres are mixed, but it’s only fair that this would be announced ahead of time so that no one gets disappointed when the drama takes a new genre turn. Don’t recall that this writer mixed genres in My Secret Terius (which I watched). So was surprised by this drama.

 

When it comes to DDSSLLS I have been correct with all my predictions so far (minus the age reveal), but I tried to give the drama the benefit of the doubt and hoped they wouldn’t go down the trope route. Which unfortunately they did, proving my predictions true... :(  So yeah, I feel cheated because it became a boring drama for me. 
I feel that they could have kept the quirky writing without throwing in these plot twists and probably kept the viewers happy (looks like not only me but a lot of viewers on other forums are unequally happy about the drama’s direction in the last few episodes).

 

And yeah, in the early 2000s you couldn’t find a kdrama without at least one terminal illness, so it seems this is coming back into fashion again with this drama. 
 

In any case, everyone is free to either like this drama or dislike it. We all have different preferences when it comes to dramas, and that’s ok!
Even though I now wish I had dropped the drama after the age reveal, I have enjoyed some elements in any case - especially the music.

 

Since I have come this far, I will skim through Thursday’s episode. Hoping everyone gets the ending they are wishing for. :kiss_wink:

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1 hour ago, sal2 said:

To me together it show the variety of humanity. I mean life is just not comedy or romance but also those other more serious layer.

 

Yes, I love this line you used here. I think this drama, even though it seems a little crazy and colourful has a bit of a reflective side in that it reminds us that life isn't always going to be roses. Sometimes you're going to have to face those hard times. And I think through Lala and the people of Eunpo, we see that there are ways of facing hard times that are better than doing it alone (the way city folks like Jun and his family face problems): Lala and the Eunpo folk are communicative and open, share everything, enjoy the simple pleasures and forgive easily. That's why the cast have been calling it a healing drama. But now I also hope they mean "healing" in the physical sense that cancer can be 'healed'!!

:cutekitty:

 

1 hour ago, multiloverssss said:

same with me...this drama still on the top of my list for romcom(+melo)

even i dissapointed with jun illness but still i got to see rara clingy again...

 

Hahaha, I loved clingy Lala! She was so cute! The way she embarrassed Jun by claiming her property :tounge_xd:

 

1 hour ago, Mapleoaks5 said:

Yea I agree. I think this will be avenue to allow Jun to freely live and allow him to be with Lala. They’re going to realize how precious Juns life is to them and they’ll want his happiness.

 

I agree with @multiloverssssand @Wendy123despite some of the curveballs, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this drama and will be sad to see it go. 

 

Yep, I totally agree. If they go happy ending, then it was to resolve Jun's parents disapproval and to allow him to do all the things he wants, include marry the people he likes. Beside Lala would brighten up their lives in a way that no one else could. Haha, I see her working her magic on Jun's dad for sure :joy:

 

I'm going to be so sad to let this one go :bawling:  Very few dramas get under my skin and give me the flutters these days - I mean I enjoy watching a lot of dramas including those well known ones like It's Ok to Not Be Ok etc, but I don't feel that addicted love for them. This has been one of them and it's really helped to brighten dark times in 2020 for me (even with the angst)! I'm glad this project came out and glad LJW and GA were able to bring such magic to their characters.

 

1 hour ago, Mapleoaks5 said:

I will say Lala is a lot more forgiving than I am. At this point she just thinks he lied cause of going abroad, not cause of an illness. If I were her, I’d be so pissed!!!!!! She’s such a kind/forgiving/loving person.

 

Haha, I know. I was surprised at how cool she was about it: "Like you pretended to have a girlfriend because you want to go study in the States?" "Ok, but we're still dating right?" :lol: I think honestly her nature is that she can't hate people - we would probably all be better people if we were a bit more forgiving in this world like Lala. But also, I think her finding out that Jun was DDSSLLS distracted her...DDSSLLS was always kind to her, so I guess she realised Jun was always watching out for her and "giving her a warm yes, even when he was saying no." I like that that line was written in so that we could describe Jun's character in a nutshell.

 

As for memories, I always laugh at the memories of Kdrama characters, whether it's remembering their first loves, or someone they met a year ago or an old grudge. I'm sure there's people who do have such great memories...but I feel like most of us struggle to remember someone we met a day ago, let alone a year ago, unless it was really unusual.:lol:

 

26 minutes ago, LeftCoastOppa said:

 

I'm right there with you - I've enjoyed each and every episode, right up til that preview.

 

If he survives and they end the drama together then this drama goes right up near the top of my favorites - If the writer is actually heartless enough, and foolish enough to kill Jun off then I'm gonna tuck this drama in at the bottom of the list right underneath VAGABOND - ( actually VAGABOND jumps up near the top of the list if they ever give us a season 2 ) :rolleyes:

 

Yep, I think I'm in the same boat. Well, I think I have a bucket for dramas where I loved the drama, but hated the ending. It's not ideal, but I think if something gave me joy, I can't throw it out completely. I guess I just wouldn't recommend it to people due to the ending. 

 

It would be too cruel to do that to Jun and Lala right?? I'm hoping the reason they're crying is because they found out he was sick on Christmas, rather than he died, seeing as they thought he was just studying. Maybe his mum tells Lala because it's been a bad chemo day for Jun. That's what I'm hoping :confounded: Please writers, stop torturing ussss :bawling:

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Talking about the writer, I'd like to take the chance to recommend you guys to watch Terius Behind Me/My Secret Terius. It is from the same writer of DDSSLLS but I find the writing of this one so much better, I honestly don't remember feeling disappointed with the storyline here. It's funny, light, there's action and a bit of romance (I wish it could have had a lot more tho). It's seriously one of my comfort dramas, I'm even thinking about watching it again because I have great memories of it.

 

Here's a clip of the main ost (which is one of my favorite dramas osts ever)

 

Spoiler

 

 

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