Post by CaptainVideo on Mar 10, 2006 13:10:22 GMT -5
My, my, where to begin? Overidedis, I'm hoping that your question is moot by this point in time; sorry for not getting you a more timely response but I was kind of fuzzy on the details and assumed somebody else would have a better handle on the plot line. Hawaiin Sun, welcome to the Midwest, home of winter (although this one hasn't been that bad, still colder than you'll ever experience out there). I hope you realize that you have entered this series at the precise midpoint, so you are working at a definite handicap. My suggestion to you would be to read pages 4-8 of this thread, see if you can figure out a bit more and ask some less broad questions. I don't think I saw a reference to this, so you may as well know that Minku jumped off a building while looking at a newsclip of Eunsuk's engagement announcement on a huge screen across from the building in the first episode, just as Bokgu has seen him face to face for the first time in 10yrs. (Oddly enough, Eunsuk is in a cab driving right past the building at that very moment and she and the cabbie both take notice of the plummeting body). Now, go read the other pages, see if you can figure out what's going on, come back here when you're done and we'll see if we can fill in any holes for ya.
"Official space helmet on, oh Captain Video!" Edward L. Norton
Post by Hawaiian Sun on Mar 10, 2006 20:00:58 GMT -5
Hi Lucy & CaptainVideo!
I really appreciate your recap of what's going on. I actually did read pages 1-10 (it took me forever!) and it helped to shed light on a lot of things.
I guess that I didn't understand why it has taken so long for her to get married to that wealthy guy & whether or not that wealthy guy really does love/like her. At first he seems like a nice guy (since he even confessed that he tried to sleep with her when she was drunk), but now I don't know...
BTW, who hired Bokgu as a body guard for Eunsuk and why?
Can someone also fill me in on what happened when Eunsuk got drunk and the rich guys tried to take advantage of her. Did Bokgu come to rescue her? Did Bokgu already begin to like her at that point?
Thank you again Lucy & CaptainVideo for filling me in on the many episodes that I missed. I'm sad that I missed it =( I hope that it's not too cold where you guys are, but at least you get to experience different seasons and different colors of nature. Although, I'm definitely not complaining about living in Hawaii
Post by ovaridedis24 on Mar 10, 2006 22:29:46 GMT -5
My, my, where to begin? Overidedis, I'm hoping that your question is moot by this point in time; sorry for not getting you a more timely response but I was kind of fuzzy on the details and assumed somebody else would have a better handle on the plot line.
It's fine , it's my fault anyways for watching so late, I can never catch it when it airs, so I record them and I usually watch them a few days before the new episodes are going to play, which by then, I'm pretty sure people have already forgotten or even vaguely remembers what had happened in the previous episodes...I just wanted to know what happened at the end since my tape cut off, but they usually show a little bit of what happened during the last episode at the beginning of the new one, so I'll figure it all out...Thanks anyways! ;D
Post by HappyCamper on Mar 15, 2006 23:07:51 GMT -5
Wasn't crazy about the ending either but my opinion is that they both died. I think she regained consciousness just long enough to see that he was with her then she went back to sleep and died with a smile on her face.
I felt the same way about the ending I did about the show in general, only more so. I liked watching (looking at) it, but I sure wish I could understand what's going on. I don't know if it was because I missed a few early eps, or editing, or maybe I just wasn't paying enough attention, (hope it's not that I'm getting old!) but I found myself getting confused a lot.
But I still enjoyed watching it. I think I might have liked it just as much without the subtitles. Kind of like reading Manga without knowing Japanese.
I wondered about that scene with the gun as well… thought it might be the real ending.
I really liked the look of this series. Lighting, composition, and cinematography was beautiful for the most part. One look at the lead actress and actor and I was hooked.
The concepts to a lot of these shows seem similar. Same music, fifty words to say 10 in a number of ways that all mean the same thing. (Maybe that's a culture thing?) And most of the scenes in this one could have been edited much tighter and still told he story instead of being dragged out so long.
With all that said, and even the disappointing ending, (although it does mimic the Romeo/Juliet theme) I got into it way too much and am really bummed now that it's over.
What a bummer of an ending. I'm not saying it wasn't appropriate or that it was disappointing, it just left me down.
I agree with zorro about the cinematography. I thought it was frequently outstanding. Even last night, when Bokgu and Eunsuk were having their crazy day away, there was one shot of just the two of them standing in the snow on the left, a lone tree on the right and a mountain in the back--a lovely composition.
Compared to how they ended Winter Love Song, this was brilliant.
But yeah, it was lame.
Also, what was the deal with that scene during the opening credits, where Bokgu points a gun at Eunsuk? That never actually happened in the show, did it? Or did I miss something?
I might be biased when I say this because Winter Love Song is by far the best Korean Drama I have ever seen, and I've seen plenty! :-) But, what did you find fault with, exactly? Joonsang was hit by a bus! He won't just walk away with a scratch and memory loss. It was nice how they stated what really happens to people when they get hit by buses. He gets a tumor and then goes blind. They miss eachother on the plane and then they get back to eachother years later. Even though he's blind now, he still has her image in his memory and he has her now. I dunno, I loved the ending to WLS.
But, I'd have to agree with everyone else about their opinions on the traversty that is the ending of this show. It was a good drama. I was confused like Soju a lot, too, but tried to look at it through a thematic lens and I guess tried to make sense of things that way.
They shouldn't have died. For real, the whole "let's go crazy" thing was kind of cute as if forshadowing that they won't ever get this chance again. But, the whole going on top of the mountain and dying thing irritated me. I liked how she dies in his arms though. The ending, not the drama, ended up disappointing me, really.
And the gun thing, I thought that was supposed to be in the show too. But I guess it's just sort of the director's touch of forshadowing. Like Bokgu went after Eunsook with a motive to kill, but he wasn't able to, hence her tear in that sequence.
The character I will miss the most is Dajung. She was your typical underdog that I shall miss rooting for.
I really liked this drama, including the ending. I cried more at this one than I did at "My Rosy Life". It also reminded me of the Romeo and Juliet theme, their love was not meant to be, and death was the logical ending. The cinemetagraphy of the last episode and the way it was being told by Dajung was quite lovely. I thought the scene at the end where they died in each others arms was moving. I hope the next drama is more upbeat, because emotionally I am drained from both this one and My Rosy Life.