Well, count me in as among the tiny minority of Hae-in lovers, too. ;D Okay, she’s a little icy, but she’s a smart and honorable woman. Even if she’s not exactly fun-loving, she’d probably make a great wife and mother.
Unfortunately, though, she’s also “her father’s daughter,” and just like her father, she demands perfection from herself, and expects similar perfection from the people she associates with. Hae-in’s loyalty to her future husband would be total and absolute . . . but God help any man who might neglect to return that loyalty to her in equal measure.
And that’s a bummer for Suk-hyun, who (thanks to the fun and extroverted Jong-nam) seems to be undergoing an awakening of sorts. Initially, Suk-hyun might have seemed the perfect match for Hae-in. Now, I’m not so sure. Hae-in’s one cool cookie, but she’s got feelings, too - and she’s quietly hurting pretty bad, now that she's beginning to sense that something's not quite right in her relationship with Suk-hyun.
Unlike her father, though, Hae-in isn’t really explosive. If wronged, she wouldn’t simply break his face and walk away. She seems like more of a slow-burn kind of person - making her, to my way of thinking, potentially a lot scarier than her father.
I guess I don't sympathize that much with Haein because I know she's got a great guy waiting in the wings for her, even though she has to go through this unhappiness with Sukhyun first. I see your point, though.
Post by galacticchick on Mar 27, 2006 11:34:19 GMT -5
I can't wait until she gets a fire lit under her regarding Kiwoong, though I still don't know why he is so hung up on her. KW is such a cute, fun, masculine guy, and, as SH has come to realize, Haein isn't much fun, though parents like her.
I was thinking the exact same thing in the Jongnam thread, unni! I mean she's very pretty, smart, and hard-working, but fun doesn't seem to be one of her qualities. She's kind of got a jealous streak too. Like when she told Sukhyun that KW and JN were dating, or when she sees KW talking to JN and laughing or kidding around.
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Post by HappyCamper on Mar 27, 2006 13:37:00 GMT -5
Haein can have fun too though. Remember when KW took her to that island? Before he sprung that ring on her she was laughing and having a really good time. I think she has to be completely relaxed to be that carefree and only KW is able to make her feel that way. None of this thing with JN is Haein's fault. She is the victim that's hurting now and will be hurt even more before hopefully she finally finds happiness (hopefully with KW) But just imagine how KW's family would react if she started dating him. I doubt they will welcome her with open arms, at least not at first.
I guess every character has good and bad qualities, depending on how you look at it. Haein just doesn't appeal to me, so I see the drawbacks. I don't remember the fun-having Haein from Jeju-do, but I do remember how reproachful and cold she was to him when he proposed to her. You'd think she'd at least have acted sad that she had to hurt him again because she didn't want to marry him, but she treated him as if he were a little boy she had to discipline. Granted, he was overdoing it and she probably felt burdened, but she just walked away as if even to treat him like a man and a human being were too much to ask of her.
Post by CaptainVideo on Apr 5, 2006 0:57:49 GMT -5
Considering that I was only able to read parts of the dialogue, I thought they were diamonds and a black pearl. I've been trying to figure out at which point the CA board developed a dislike for her, I feel a bit sorry for her. I find her recent treatment of Jongman on the job today a bit witch like, though. I'll have to try and catch more dialogue on the repeat, but I didn't like that crack about lacking class and sticking to protocol when addressing fellow employees. On the other hand, after what Haein was just told, well I'd say it's a natural reaction, so I still can't say I really dislike her. I don't remember the proposal very clearly, but if Sukhyin displayed all of the warmth and sincerety that his early character was known for, I wouldn't blame her for responding in like fashion.
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I was really shocked when Haein gave the brooch to Jongnam. I understand why she was rude to her by saying she didn't have class, that was to hurt her, but giving her the brooch what is that for? Sukyun will know what she did. Maybe she did it to find out his real feelings for Jongnam, if he protects her she will know the truth. I don't dislike Haein, but I wish she would just talk to Sukyun about their relationship before she does these mean things.
OK, I'm perverse, but Haein is my new favorite character! She's suddenly gotten complex. Who knew she would turn evil?? This is delicious. Haein's giving Jongnam the brooch to wear on the air is a wonderfully mean trick, and her being so catty to her was a sight to see.
Such an unexpected turn of events means that interesting things are going to happen instead of the usual love triangle/thwarted love trajectory. I also am glad that Ki-woong is probably not going to like Haein anymore, at least for the time being, and Haein will be out in the cold alone. Mwah-ha-hah.
She was crying as she wrote in her diary. Maybe she really cares about Suk-hyun? I don't know why she went to SH's house after she cancelled the bed order. She seems to have already decided not to marry him.
I think she's conflicted, as evidenced by the scene where she finally accepts the brooch from Nara. She goes along with the bed and then doubles back to cancel the order; she tries to hint to Nara that all is not well, but then cheers up a bit when she realizes that she does have some grounds to trust Sukhyun. But I think now she's thought better of it.
I do think she cares for Sukhyun. She was happy with him in a non-fireworks kind of way.
She definitely was hurt by what she thinks SH "did" with Jn in that hotel room. I certainly would come to the same conclusion if I were to be put in her place, however, I do think that I would talk things out with SH instead of just making him guess my mind (as to why she's being all cold and critical of JN and SH). She could've also brushed it off as a misunderstanding instead of elevating things to this level where she's treating JN unfairly and putting her down as far as being a "classy" guest is concerned. JN has something that HI doesn't have, and i believe that HI is threatened by not only what she doesn't understand, but of what she doesn't know. She doesn't really know what makes JN better than her in anyway whatsoever and it's a wonder to her why SH would pick someone with such low class over her. This whole vendetta thing that HI has going against JN irritates me. Why can't she communicate with her fiance and tell him what she feels and why?
Post by HappyCamper on Apr 5, 2006 13:15:22 GMT -5
I've been a Haein supporter, but I might have to change my mind after yesterday's episode. I can understand her being angry at what she thinks JN and SH did but why can't she just ask one of them? I think it's really unfair (and out of character for her) to use her position as JN's boss to belittle her. I wonder too what her agenda is in giving JN that brooch and telling her to wear it on the air. Either she wants Nara to see it and fire JN or (more likely) she wants SH to see it and she'll decide about this wedding depending on his reaction. Either way I hate to see poor JN put in this awkward situation. She already has to grit her teeth at family gatherings when the wedding is discussed. This job was her dream and it's horrible that it's going to be ruined because Haein can't get a backbone and just ask SH what happened.
It seems that the K-Drama theme is lack of communication. But then I only go back as to “The Yellow Handkerchief”. Haein and her deer in headlights look was endearing at first, then it was her reaction to everything. I kind of liked the change of expression when she became evil; the scene at Jeju Island of happiness was nice as well. JN once described SH as thinking of his pride before having fun, this was definitely Haein without the fun part. Now she has an imagined score to settle, although when JN saw SH at the bar I was yelling at the TV call Haein or troubles beset you. That broach thing was pure evil, but a nice touch letting Nara know when JN was to be a guest.
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