Post by soapygrams on Oct 27, 2008 12:52:38 GMT -5
Well, GinnyCat, I think you've pointed out the problem with almost ALL of the K-dramas. People just do not talk to each other about the problems they are facing.
It makes sense to all of us that a simple explanation about WHY they decided to cancel the honeymoon so SY could finish her project, which could lead to a career for her and money for all of them; Mr. Professor sure isn't helping any by keeping his yap shut and just saying I'm sorry and/or more or less - don't worry about it . . . Drives me up a wall. Sometimes I want to scream at all of the actors on the screen to say what's on your mind - - bu of course, we all know that will never happen.
Oh well . . . we keep watching anyway, don't we???
I watched a drama (can't remember which) where the MIL asks the DIL to do something. Then the grandma comes along and tells the DIL to do something different. The DIL tries to explain but grandma yells at her so she obeys grandma. MIL comes home and is PISSED! DIL hangs her head and says, "I'm sorry."
I know one is supposed to respect one's elders but it seems to me respect is being honest so the elder knows the real deal thereby not going off half-cocked looking like a fool.
And we've seen many times when they try express themselves, all they're met with from the elders is how disrespectful they are or the famous question of What did you just say? I get on Sabby and the other weaklings in dramas for not standing up for themselves but it's no use because their feelings aren't important. Frustrating to see that, yet here I am! lol
Post by tinkerbell on Oct 28, 2008 16:19:56 GMT -5
My first reaction to this situation was, "here's another honeymoon ruined." Something usually happens or comes up to spoil it and most of the time it's work. Even the romantic evening between Subin's parents was spoiled because "something came up at work."
Couldn't Soyeong have worked on her script on the honeymoon? Don't you lose your money if you cancel your flight at the last minute? What about the hotel reservations? The scene with Taeyeong's parents showing up at the hotel was horrible. Soyeong had noodles pasted around her mouth and the parents were flipping out. Disgusting! Maybe it was meant to be funny but it wasn't. Didn't Subin's mother give them the money for the honeymoon?
I guess Taeyeong's mom will be mean and hateful to Soyeong for awhile just like she was to Saebyeok. Ridiculous.
I'm with you on the noodle scene, tink. That was gross; I literally looked away. I haven't commented on the storyline for a while because the "ruined honeymoon" theme is such a turnoff to me.
But now that they're back, I do want to say how much I like the way Taeyoung treats his "nuna." Sooo respectful! Even when he's comforting her, he just sits with her and touches her while looking earnestly into her eyes, as if he's respecting her personal space and status as a grownup woman.
Hi. Tink! Nice pic. Just how much older is Soyeong supposed to be? She looks the same age as Taeyeong.
And brooklyn, here's something else that hurts my teeth: "Why are you taking his/her side?" In one scene, Grandma says something nasty and untrue about Soyeong and her son tells her to calm down. Then she accuses him of taking Soyeong's side. The same thing happened with Hosae and his mom. She practically pushed Sabyeok into oncoming traffic (or something like that) and he said, "Gee mon, that wasn't cool." And she snapped. "Don't you dare take her side."
I think I know the answer to this, puppy. It's part and parcel with the "not talking back to elders" thing. It has to do with relations between the daughter-in-law and the rest of the family. She's supposed to obey the mother (and grandmother, if there is one), and when a woman marries into a family, she becomes like an apprentice to the mother. Her husband is not supposed to get in between them. Otherwise, he's undermining the mother's authority. You see it a lot in the Korean soaps where the young bride gets into even more trouble when the husband tries to intervene if his mother gets abusive to her. That only makes matters worse, because both of the "kids" are supposed to be subordinate to the parents; if they gang up together and stick up for each other, it undermines the power structure.
Same thing with Hosae and his mother, except in this case it's more a case of not contradicting your elders.
Taeyoung is so nice and cute. I know they act like teenagers but this is the first time being in love for both of them.
I LOVE this actor!! He is CUTE!!
Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent............
Soyeong is acting like an idiot these days. Why didn't she just tell Grandma she isn't pregnant? I know she wants time to do her work, but she's being infantile (ironically enough). And I think it's somewhat immoral to lie about something so serious to Grandma, though she's kind of asking for it by being such a bully.
They don't need another baby in that family; they already have Grandma, who acts like one.
Post by soapygrams on Nov 26, 2008 22:51:19 GMT -5
Tinkerbell;. what is the name of the actor whose picture you've posted here? Lee Pilmo is the actor playing the role of Taeyoung - He was also in Here Comes Ajumma - He has that ability to be romantic and comic at the same time - But I sure don't recognize him in that picture if that is who it's supposed to be??? I am now very confused - okay - yeah - even more so than usual LOL . . .