I think the point being MADE is that the spoiler was so far ahead of the Chicago episodes. We have had many non-Chicago area posters on this board for years but only within the past few months has there been a problem with spoilers popping up all over the board. That is the issue to which Lucy is referring.
The Chicago area posters and those from outside our area who have been posting here for any length of time, have been consistently cognizant that Chicago may be behind some areas in some dramas and ahead in some others. So it's just consideration of the others on this board to not post spoilers except in the spoiler section. ;D
I understand the point but I'm only saying that you don't have to be from out-of-town to watch the current episode showing in Korea. So it doesn't follow that only only non-Chicago posters were/are the ones posting spoilers. That makes me feel rather uncomfortable like we are blaming them, you know?!
I neither said nor intimated that other than Chicago posters were the ones doing the spoiler postings - please re-read what I said. I mentioned that MANY non-Chicago posters have been members of this board and there were no problems ... how does that translate to referring to non-Chicagoans as the ones doing the spoiler postings?
Please don't get upset, Soapy! I wasn't just referring to your posts. There were previous posts. Maybe I remembered wrongly but there was a lot of emphasis then on out-of-towners posting spoilers. The topic died down and then came back to life with this credit card thing. Perhaps we should drop it again.
I do understand the points you make about the culture, soapygrams but I've seen other dramas where the subserviant DILs didn't push my buttons quite so much. I think the writers want us to like Dongji but, as of now, she's not a sympathetic character to me. And I agree with sheila that it's hard to understand her sort of "goodness". It seems self-serving and situational. But maybe you can clear up another confusion that may also be cultural: Seonjae and Danpung's parents. The wife NEVER NEVER says anything remotely nice to or about her husband. Last nite, they were on the couch and he asked if there was anything to eat. She said, among other off to the bedroom, didn't he just go into the kitchen himself???
I thought we were behind Chicago here in PA, Lucy. It's hard to know all the time because some folks posting in the spoiler thread from Chicago talk about episodes I haven't seen yet. There's an east coast spoiler thread that's way the heck up there but I also watch in NYC which is dead east coast, and they show episodes neck-in-neck with PA. Sorry for my bad. I'll be more careful about what I write in future.
Dongji looked unhappy when MIL told Baekho and Dalheung to move out but didn't say anything. Again. But why didn't Mansu?? Why should Sua get to use both rooms? Digustingly spoiled. Seonjae lives at home, doesn't he? Why shouldn't Baekho?
Many board members are disappointed with Dongji's weak character.Then again a minority believe she is of the old school and is trying to win over her MIL's approval.
The latter would be great and worth it if MIL was essentially a good person,but I'm guessing that most of us here find her of an unsavory nature.So why try so hard? (Yes,I've read about how she has tinges of goodness via her warmth towards Chan,etc)Big deal!!
I think most people in their lives come across this type of person.You know,where we cant avoid him/her coz we're at work with them or they're our good friends' spouses or perhaps we are related to them.What do most of us do in this type of situation?
I,for one,if I was in Dongji's position,would be professional with her.In this I mean,respectful without answering back and taking all her rubbish INITIALLY.In the meantime,I would have honest talks with Mansu about how his Mom is ;her sacking the maid,etc.I think that it's too much to ask Dongji to do the housework so she should speak up TO HER HUSBAND.If you can afford a big house,you can afford a maid.So between her and Mansu surely they can come up with some logical reasons why they need to keep the maid which MIL CANNOT counter act upon and work all things out in that manner.It's just plain stupid how it's going at the moment. >:(Dongji hasnt directly told Mansu what his Mom is like.If she does and he doesnt do anything about it,the marriage is really just a farce.Coz Mansu is burying his head in the sand at the moment!!She's got to get more proactive.Why wait for MIL's approval?Just deal with the situation so that it's tolerable!MIL isnt a nice person so why does Dongji want her approval?Instead,do enough to get by!ARGGH
She should concentrate on being good generally to everyone but especially to Mansu,Baekho,Dalhyeon and Chan coz unless she's really stupid,she should have accepted by now that Sua,MIL,Jongsun,etc will always look down upon her family.She should have regular chats with them so they can be happy and know that they're loved and so get immune to any nastiness that will inevitably come their way from the unlikeable ones!! ;D ;D
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I can't take much more of Dongji. I'm at the point of shouting at the screen whenever she lowers her eyes and looks away after one of MIL's cruel insults. And she keeps defending the witch to Mansu. ("Your mother wouldn't like it." and "Don't say anything to Mother.")
I haven't seen that many K-dramas but there's not another one to my memory where the DIL was so humble for so long or the MIL so consistently nasty. Even Sua lightens up once in a while so viewers can identify.
Post by tinkerbell on Feb 22, 2008 13:50:17 GMT -5
Puppy, The same held true in The Bizzare Bunch, One Million Roses and To Be With You to name a few. Some of the DIL's of these dramas had it so much worse and kept on taking it. They were much younger than Dongji and still reacted the same way, trying and trying in hopes the MIL would warm up to them.