Definitely better than Yerin--at least she stepped into it a little. I didn't understand the tape thing because when Yerin got the dirt on that reporter, the hospital security people put the video on a flash drive. So a hospital has more up-to-date video capabilities than a TV network? Ugh.
Hey Mister Executive--you suck! ... Suit-wearing turd. Please tell me you haven't reproduced. Charles Darwin would be devastated.
Now, now, ajk, don't hold back. Tell us what you REALLY think.
But yes, yesterday's episode was a real stinker. Even I was amazed at how bad it was.
Monster Girl seems to have become a real-life monster girl. Like Godzilla, she's just mindlessly causing destruction as she goes along. Now, if she were working on some complex, diabolical scheme to destroy Seyeong, it could be interesting. But, the things she's doing right now are so dumb and simplistic that it's tough to take much interest in it.
I wonder if the Poison Pill incident will be quickly forgotten. After all, Monster Girl's apparent sabotage of the set wall was brushed aside after one episode. Why would this be any different?
For what it's worth, many TV studios still do use high-end videotape recorders (when I worked for Sony a few years back, I did maintenance on their "Digital Betacam" videotape recorders - and those units cost about $35K each!). Videotape's days are surely numbered, but I suspect that many studios will continue to use these expensive units until they're worn out.
I have to admit that it sure looked like she threw a VHS tape into the river, however.
You know what, mikey, I was reading back over the threads here and there really has been some venom from me, hasn't there. Was thinking I should be a little more restrained about it...but things have been so frustrating lately, I guess I couldn't help myself. Maybe I need to calm down a little? Or maybe not.
But yeah, you characterized it exactly right--the story right now is too forced and stupid to take seriously.
The set wall, I got the impression that Yerin didn't actually did anything to it and it was a genuine accident. She touched the rope, but I thought she only touched it and pulled away without doing anything more. I'll have to go back and look. So much venom in my head I may have missed it.
Anyway, that's pretty interesting about the tape recorders; thanks for sharing it. Had no idea. Maybe it was just older equipment that got handed down to the announcer-trainee office.
"I didn't want to break up with him." Then why did you? But at least she went back home. And she came to her senses and wants to stay there. Hooray.
"If you keep going there, what is he going to think?" Oh, I don't know, Mrs. Kim, maybe he'll think your place is a lunatic asylum. Wouldn't want him to think that, would we. Not like it isn't true or anything.
Minguk, those tall apartment buildings have trash chutes, you know. Not sure if they're big enough to hold a Minguk. What do you say we find out?
To Seyeong: "I love him and he's not pushing me away." That's true, Yerin, he's not. To Mrs. Kim: "You should distance yourself from Seyeong." That's true, Yerin, she should. Wow, two in a row!! About Jaeseong: "I'm the one he really likes." Oooohhhh, and the streak ends at two. Your consolation prize is a generous supply of anti-psychotic meds.
Gieun lies about getting pregnant? And steals urine? That's supposed to be funny? But wait, clearly they slept together. Well no wonder she's off her rocker. Nice going, Donguk--you moron. What about Iyeong? Geez has this show gone off the rails.
How far have things sunk when I'm actually glad to see that reporter again. But how did she get into the apartment building? Hey Yerin, bet you're sorry you didn't copy that flash drive! Oops.
Upon further reflection...Isn't it strange that after everything that everybody went through to keep it all a secret, Mrs. Kim just meekly rolls over and tells all? And tells it to that weasely reporter rather than going through her network's PR department? Or having a tell-all broadcast of her own? And then she says, "Didn't you think I knew this would happen?" No, Mrs. Kim, the way you stumbled your way through all of this, I don't think anybody thought you had a clue. And I don't believe you one bit. But you're being brave about it, have to give credit for that. And the resignation letter, well, taking responsibility for it, have to respect that too.
Nice dress, Seyeong. Piet Mondrian would be flattered.
Well at least this time they gave her more than two sheets of paper to organize! Um...those two trainees have no business just dumping that work on Seyeong and leaving. Are they going to be disciplined for it? They'd better.
Totally wrong, Seyeong. So Yerin didn't didn't say exactly the same thing her mom said. This was a life-changing moment for her and you're ripping her? Shame on you.
Hey, Gieun's dad, where'd you get the lavender pastel pants? From Seongsu's closet? They look ridiculous.
Oh no, the pod people have switched out Donguk. What has happened here? He's fallen for her? What about Iyeong?! Have they completely abandoned that? And the pregnancy lie is a new low for this show. What a total waste of videotape. (Remember, they're still using videotape.) And how can Donguk be so irresponsible, perpetuating a lie like that? We were supposed to respect him for getting his life together. Now he's just an idiot. Another nice effort developing a character, flushed right down the toilet.
Hey, Mister Executive--you suck! I didn't know Costco sold that much hair dye at one time.
Oh come on, who's turning off the lights one by one as Mrs. Kim leaves? Stop it.
"I've done nothing but hurt my daughters." DING--correct. But hey, I love the outfit! The crazy-person hat totally makes it.
P.S. Yerin and Seyeong both throw left-handed! Some coincidence. Free advice, ladies: try the other hand. Can't possibly be any worse.
"Difficult childhood." Now Yerin's going to get addicted to the sympathy. But I'm confused about whether or not she was telling the truth about that.
You must be kidding--the network doesn't have a mailroom staff to circulate their mail? Come on, stop writing like idiots. Bad storylines are one thing, but whoever is writing this stuff must work at a TV station. How can they not think we'd know better?
Hey, Mister Executive--you suck! "Orders came from the top to see how this pans out." That's what they all said at the Nazi trials--I was just following orders. You're getting paid executive money to be a messenger? At least make yourself useful and push the mail cart! And you're so concerned because people think Seyeong got preferential treatment? Didn't you ever ever think that about Yerin? Ohhhh my head hurts.
Geez, baker dad, where'd you get that shirt? You trying to get planes to land at the bakery? Well, if the bakery fails you can always get work as a traffic cone.
I hope when the baby lie gets exposed, Gieun's dad finally shaves her head like he's been threatening. And then shaves Donguk's for not busting her on it immediately.
For a minute there I thought I was watching Dae Joyoung. Remember DJY and Chulin repeatedly running into each other in the middle of nowhere? Over and over again? What are the odds of Mrs. Kim and baker dad meeting like that? I would really like to rip this show for the number of times when people just happen to run into each other...but it seems to be bigger than just this show so I'll reserve judgment.
I will say, though--those two have a strange relationship. Strange in an interesting way. They have a really odd dynamic going and it may be the only interesting thing about the show right now. Stuff like that image of them turning towards each other in their sleep. Wonder where it's going.
But he sleeps with his glasses on? Really? Does anybody do that?
I'm getting awfully tired of (among so many other things) Yerin treating PSBMom like dirt. This isn't even the least bit entertaining any more.
Well how about that--they bumped off Grandpa Sundial. Sure didn't see that one coming. Wow. Floored by this. Not even sure what to say about it. Have to think about this one.
P.S. Maybe they can take the actor's salary expense for the rest of the series and use it to give the writers a merit bonus! There, now everybody has something to giggle about.
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Whatever the deal is with Mrs. Kim and baker dad--and it's hard to figure where it's going--isn't it a relief whenever they're on the screen? A nice reminder of what this series used to be before the endless doses of Seyeong/Yerin idiocy.
Relax, baker dad, you were only checking her ankle! It's not like you were feeling her up or anything.
Way to go, PSBMom! Giving Yerin the brush-off, that was beautiful and long overdue. Even if she gave you the liver, everybody deserves some basic human dignity. Good for you.
Those two other trainees aren't anywhere near Seyeong's caliber; what are they doing there? Isn't it time for at least one of them to do their get-out-of-Seoul rotation? Please? But that other trainer: "Yerin has every right to scold you. She's never made a mistake, ever." That was great--wish somebody had picked up on that sarcasm; it was hilarious. Even Yerin didn't get it.
Every time Gieun comes on the screen lately, all I can think is goawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoawaygoaway
Hang in there, Mrs. Kim--if you want to stay resigned, stay resigned. Don't come back because Mister Executive wants you to come back. Remember, he sucks.
Oh come on now. The second main dubbing studio is in a deserted basement hallway? And the door locks from the outside? And it doesn't have a telephone in it? And Seyeong doesn't have her phone with her? And she doesn't know where the text came from telling her to go there? Are these writers trying to outdo themselves? "Hey, I can come up with something more ridiculous than you can." "No you can't." "Watch me." AAAUGHH!
Darn it, I just knew they'd try the Yerin-has-the-ring-and-will-say-it-was-grandpa's-last-wish twist. They'd better not prolong it because it shouldn't succeed. Yongdeok and Misuk had just heard the guy say he wasn't giving it to anyone.
P.S. I'll tell you one person who hasn't slacked off in this entire series: Seyeong's wardrobe person.
Why does everybody take Yerin's word for whatever she says? She's a proven liar. How can people not be at least a little bit skeptical? Sheesh!
"How can you call yourself a man!?" Baker dad! And WOW what a great slap! I loved it. Boy does that idiot need it. Slap him again! And telling Seyeong, "I hope you can find somebody better." Tough medicine but it's what she needed to hear.
Yeah, Seyeong, you bust that door down with your brawny shoulder and linebacker body. And look at that, she DOES have her phone with her, she's just too rattled to use it? Totally out of character. Stupid, stupid, stupid. (You know, you could switch and use the other shoulder, Seyeong.) And who sent the text? Come on, it was anonymous? Good heavens.
"I got the ring. I don't know what I should do." Here's an idea, Yerin: why don't you go jump into a meat grinder. Oh, wait, is that too harsh? Sorry, shame on me. I'm trying to be nicer. I can be compassionate. Jump into a VEGGIE grinder.
Very wise, Mrs. Kim--if they're sisters then you don't want them fighting over Jaeseong.
Gieun: "Am I annoying you?" Sometimes they're just too easy. And why on earth have they abandoned all of those other potentially good storylines for this? Who thinks this is entertaining? Apparently somebody.
Good for you, grandma! Glad somebody's trying to talk some sense about this wedding idiocy. And whatever happened to that ultrasound? Please somebody bust this lie ASAP so we can find something better to spend time on.
Yerin, don't you have any work to do? I wish I could sit on a bench from lunch until darkness like that.
Good for you, Jaeseong, you marry Yerin. Yeah, go ahead and do that. Then they'll know whose fingerprints to check when they find you with an ice pick sticking out of your rib cage. They'll probably find her with a dead possum in her mouth and making pirate noises. Hopefully they can get her to tell them where she hid Seyeong's body. Pleasant dreams!
Yeah, this show just keeps getting worse and worse ...
The part about Seyeong getting locked in the studio room was about as dumb as it gets. Aside from the fact that she had her cell phone right there on the desk ... aside from the fact that no building would ever have an office door that locks people inside, with no possibility of exit ... aside from the fact that skinny little 110 pound Seyeong couldn't have possibly broken down that door, no matter how many times she whacked it ... aside from the fact that it would have been easier just to bust out the window, reach outside, and open it from there ...
No, aside from that, we see her go by Studio B the next day, and we see that the door is just fine?? No damage, whatsoever?? WTH???
Gieun is getting more irritating by the day. Didn't care for her much before, but nowadays I can hardly stand her. The writers trying to make her amusing, I know, but sorry, she is NOT amusing - at all. This fake pregnancy plotline is really offensive. That woman is every man's living nightmare.
Only good part about that episode was THE SLAP. Yeah, I liked that part. The idiot had it coming. Let him have it, dad!
Man, somebody needs to find the show's original writer. Do you suppose she got trapped in a studio room somewhere, and that her evil adopted sister is doing all the writing now?
Wow, mikey, that is some thought. It would certainly explain why Seyeong has turned into such a patsy. We'd better call KBS and have their security guys check all their studios! Especially the important studios in lonely basement hallways where nobody goes. UGH.
Well this one was certainly a lot more interesting than anything we've gotten in weeks. Some real juicy plums today, and why do I have the feeling that this Yerin-grabbing-her-side stuff isn't anything minor. Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but the whole Monster-Girl-bullying-Seyeong stuff just can't go on much longer (Can it?) and this might be what gets the show going in a different direction. And it certainly is time for Yerin to start getting what's coming to her (which of course we know she's going to get; a show like this won't let her off). What if she needs a transplant of some sort from PSBMom? Hmmmm....
In one sentence Yerin tells Seyeong "You always ruin things for me." In the very next sentence she says "Jaeseong proposed to me." Didn't she go to a top college? Wow, I guess book learnin' ain't all it's cracked up to be.
Jeonghyo is the new voice of reason? Well, okay, I can live with that. Seriously, Seyeong--why aren't you marrying him? I mean it.
Wow, that was one heck of a flashback we saw with Ilyeong and Yerin! A great surprise. Come on, Ilyeong, bust her. Bust her hard.
Go away Jaeseong, you bug me.
Donguk, everything else aside, you shouldn't be buying a ring for Gieun if you can't even afford a full set of buttons for your shirt.
Wow, grandma, giving up your room for those two idiots? That is very nice of you. I'm very impressed.
Misuk, you hypocrite--asking for Donguk and Gieun to live with you when you wouldn't let Seongsu and Ilyeong live with her family. Shame on you. You're better than that.
Hey, Gieun, weren't you supposed to be learning English? And you couldn't read the writing?
"I've been nothing but an emotional brat...but I'll grow up and be a good wife to you." Let's see what the oddsmakers have to say about THAT one.
Okay, it's time to play Who's Dumber? Let's introduce our contestants. Contestant number one, Choi Seyeong. A budding young announcer who knows that Lee Yerin hates her and does terrible things to her all the time. What do you have for us, Seyeong? Wow, look at that--she walks away from her desk, leaving her computer unprotected where anybody could delete her important evaluation file. Very impressive. Now contestant number two, Lee Yerin. Yerin knows that there's a security camera outside the announcer office; it got her busted once before. But she goes in there anyway and deletes Seyeong's file! Boy this is a close one. Judges--what's your decision? Judges?...Hello?...They've gone where? Bora Bora?
Jeonghyo about Seyeong and Jaeseong: "I don't understand either of you." Get in line, pal. And you thought the line for U2 tickets was long....
Hey Mister Executive--you suck! Now you're on Seyeong's side again? I swear, you flip sides more than an IHOP cook at the breakfast rush.
Jeonghyo knows about the medication?! He has the FOOTAGE?! Holy cow! This would be "The fridge is broken" and maybe more! What a total stunner. I hope this is true; it would be a great shot in the arm for the show. I wondered about that--Seyeong threw that tape into the river, but it was only a copy--but it did seem like the whole thing was in the past and lost. Jeonghyo may have worked himself back into the race for the Mrs. Guk MVP Award.
P.S. A couple of things have occurred to me that I don't like. One, even if there's no baby, it seems pretty clear that the two of them had unprotected sex. What kind of message is that sending to the viewers? What a disgrace. Two, when Yerin and Jaeseong found Grandpa Sundial unresponsive, shouldn't one of them tried to revive him? I mean, even if you don't know CPR, at least fake it. Anything close enough could get it done. Compress the chest and blow some breaths into him. Just try. Couldn't they have shown us that? Another not-good message to be sending.
Seyeong is naive and innocent (and those are some of the qualities that make her so appealing) but even a naive and innocent person would be on guard if she were repeatedly getting screwed over by a certain individual. At least, if she had any brains at all.
And so, we have Seyeong looking at her laptop, and exclaiming "Oh my goodness, my files are missing!!! How could that have possibly happened???"
Duh. No brains.
Hey, what happened to Gieun's fake "Baby Bump?" She was going around looking as if she were six months along in yesterday's episode, and today her stomach was flat as a board.