With only one episode remaining and having seen only about the last half-dozen episodes, I know I'm coming late to this, but can somebody tell me if Soi ever showed any animation? Has she always been expressionless, dragging herself from place to place in a masterful example of k-drama female slow-mo? It's as if she took an immersion bath in Botox. Either the character is supposed to be badly traumatized, or the actress ought to learn how to type.
Thanks for confirming my uncertain impression, teacher. Aside from wishing that somebody would hold a mirror under Soi's nose so we could tell if she was actually still, you know, breathing, am I the only one who thinks San's brain tumor must've affected his eyesight? I wouldn't exactly call a woman who bears a strong resemblance facially to Eleanor Roosevelt "the pretty lady". Am I the only one who sees this? Probably.
Oh, well, I suppose I'll stay grumpy until some new drama catches my imagination the way that On the Green Prairie and one or two of the others from several years ago did.
Loved your mother's saying. She must be/must have been a real pistol!
Post by CaptainVideo on Jun 7, 2008 10:44:27 GMT -5
Hey wait a minute, she wasn't this depressed until her life came crashing in on her with the revelations of her ex-husband dating her future husband's daughter who also happens to be her former piano pupil. At the same time, the son that she abandoned had a brain tumor. Along with all that, her social status is now in the toilet and it seems that the marriage is not going to happen(she's been ostracised and ridiculed by the other doctor's wives). Bearing in mind that all of this was set into motion by a desire to pursue a serious musical career, but I'm not excusing abandoning the family so I don't necessarily feel that she's undeserving of the consequences, but I still feel compassion for her, she's not a witch.
By the way, does anyone else feel that there might be a connection between San and Pungho's brain tumors and Pungho's exposure to pesticides over the years? I first thought that it may have been through birth, but Pungho doesn't shower after work and is most likely bringing residue into his house everyday.......
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;D Hi CV; you have given us some really good ideas as to the origin and/or cause of those brain tumors. Also, you are so right about Soi. She was very animated and happy before all the trauma came down. It must be excruciating to have to watch your child go through the treatments and not be able to even hold and comfort him.. Yeah, I know she left of her own free will and all that. It doesn't stop her from FEELING the pain of a mother even if she has not raised him to this point. She has enough reasons to drag her purse and do that slow almost falling over walk. Much more so than many of the other characters had in other dramas. This is such a sad story; I'm trying very hard to see any happiness here for anyone. Soi, the doctor are both hurting because they do love each other; Hari is going to be devastated when Pungho dies and we all know he will, not many of these dramas end on a miracle; San will survive and get better but will he be able to be happy Who will he live with? He does have a mother who he thinks of as the pretty lady. And she IS pretty; even elegant and graceful. Such a sad story with an equally sad ending, I assume.
Some brilliant poster coined the term "purse-dragger" a while back, padomandu, and it fit so very perfectly that I'm sure that everybody immediately knew exactly what she/he was referring to. It sure does get the point across graphically and imaginatively, doesn't it?
Thanks, Lucy. Mutual admiration is a wonderful thing!
I wish there could be a male counterpart to "purse-dragger", but when the men in these dramas experience distress, all they do is get disgustingly, s**t-faced drunk. Not much room for word play there. For that matter, when women over, say, 40, find themselves in distress, they don't waste time with the purse dragging: They either lose consciousness, collapse, or stroke out, causing everybody that they've victimized for decades to somehow feel guilty. Of course, these are dramas, so I don't know why I should find it funny when the characters behave dramatically!
So funny, Lucy, that you mention Phoenix. It had been so long since I saw it, that I marathon-watched it this weekend, finishing it at 1:30 this morning. It hasn't lost any of its impact. Still like the ending.
Agree with everyone. I was thinking of Soi as a purse dragger the other day except that she was dragging a suitcase. Not sure if I can feel too sorry for her. It seems to be a bed that she made. Aside from that- who would abandon such a gorgeous man? He's so handsome and athletic. He works hard and was sweet and honorable. I feel sad for Pungho. How can they let him die (if they do.) And he raised such a good son. Boo Hoo! I'll be crying when it ends.