Judging from the minimal activity I'm seeing in the "My Precious You" forum, there’s apparently little fan interest in MPY.
So, I’m curious: why?
I like the show, but I also have to admit that aside from Bori (whom, to my amazement, I’ve come to like) this show’s let me down a little. I thought it had such great potential in the early going, but lately I'm thinking that even Lee Tae-ran isn’t carrying things as well as she normally would.
I think it's a dud. This show never grabbed my interest. I don't even bother trying to keep "tabs" on it for moderating purposes. I think the biggest problem is that none of the characters are likable. I don't know if anything has changed but the few times I tuned in during the early episodes I couldn't find a single character I liked or I at least thought was OK. When you've been watching K-dramas as long as I have, the stories tend to get repetitive so you need interesting characters to draw you in. Unfortunately, MPY doesn't have any.
I, on the other hand, love this show from the beginning. I guess the actors are good and their acting is good too and the tempo of the show is generally good with nice mixes of serious and funny segments. I don't like Kan Min charactor but I am curious what will happen to him and JS's ex (I forgot her name). Inho and JS's relationship is kind of predictable but I am watching with a great expectation every episode...can't help it. There are lots of things going on and I cannot wait to find out the truths behind Inho's dad and mom's split and its relation to JS's dad. JS's kids are adorable! My daughter thinks Fiona's younger sister is funny.... I can go on and on about his show. Am I the only one? I hope not!
Hi there, mkud, and welcome to the board! It’s great to see some new fans arriving on the scene. And I’m also glad that there’s someone out there enjoying MPY.
But . . . I guess it’s hard for me to argue with Knov1’s main points. There’s nobody on this show that’s really grabbed me, either. Even the characters that aren’t completely dislikable are, at best, ho-hum.
I didn’t think it was possible for me not to love a Lee Tae-ran character. I wasn’t that crazy about “Chill Sisters,” but even so I still liked LTR as a Korean Army officer. But here, there’s just nothing about Inho that grabs me. It’s not that she’s dislikable. She’s just a dull character.
I kind of wish the writers had emphasized more the role of Jemma (Inho’s co-worker at the radio station). I always loved the actress who’s playing Jemma, but it seems that she’s just a supporting character on this show.
Now, as for Bori, I think I’m still six episodes ahead of Chicago, so I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but as a character she’s come a long way from being the whiny, pathetic little girl we all knew in the beginning. But even though I like Bori, she just isn’t enough to carry the show by herself.
I do admit that the kids are cute.
I guess the writers are trying hard to push the romantic possibilities between Inho and Jeonseol, but although I see smoke, there isn’t much fire. And (for me) the romantic storylines aren’t what usually draw me to drama shows anyway . . .
I really like this show and have been enjoying it from the beginning. I find the Bori character obnoxious and the daughter Jiu cries too much. But Jeonseol is so handsome that if I just focus on his voice and handsomeness the show is very enjoyable. Tigger is also very cute and sweet.
I think Inho's father sounds different than he has on previous dramas that I've seen him in.
I'm still watching (I just haven't logged on the forum as often as I use to) This drama is somewhat interesting. I don't think it will be one of my favorites,but it has potential.I'm curious about the relationship between Bori and Inho's brother. I want to see them marry.
Inho and Jeonseol also interest me. I feel so sorry for Jeonseol. He is such a good father to his children.Why did his wife have to leave him? Also...I think Inho broke his heart big time! First his ex-wife...now her. She could have let him down easy.
Post by redcardigangirl on Mar 1, 2009 0:47:30 GMT -5
I think the problem is that with 50 episodes there is not enough plot to go around so the show gets really slow and repetitive at times.
Episodes 17 and 20 are good though. My favorite moment from Episode 20 has nothing to do with the plot. It involves Mr. Jang and Jinho making kim chi together. Mr. Jang hand feeds Jinho a piece of the pickled cabbage to taste. Such a cute father/son moment!
The fact that there is not much activity on this board is certainly not an indication that no one is watching the show. I do not miss an episode, and in fact, am taping it to perhaps see it again. I don't choose to comment, because in some cases I strongly disagree with opinions on the actors, plot, etc. I prefer not to argue in this forum.
We all have choices and preferences. Although I enjoy historical dramas, I was one who felt we were too bombarded with them for a while. But this is just a personal opinion, which I didn't feel that I wanted to share with others.
Besides the shows on TV I own about 125 kdramas and movies, which I have watched in addition to the currently aired programs. At times, I would like to discuss some of those, such as "Legend of the Four Gods" which I loved. But, this is apparently not the place to discuss them.
My favorite moment from Episode 20 has nothing to do with the plot. It involves Mr. Jang and Jinho making kim chi together. Mr. Jang hand feeds Jinho a piece of the pickled cabbage to taste. Such a cute father/son moment!
redcardigangirl is pretty much on the money with this one - a lot of scenes that aren't central to the plot are the best thing about this show. One Million Roses was like that too. Oddly enough, MPY is the only Channel 41 show we're watching right now. Lee Taeran is one of our favorite actresses and I haven't yet seen a show with her that wasn't worth watching and it's cool seeing her paired with the same actor who played her father in the Chill Sisters, which we liked a lot. Unfortunately, this show never reaches (or even approaches) the level of Who's My Love.
Mikey, I usually agree with you about K-dramas, but not so much lately. I thought the Chill Sisters was one of the better modern dramas in recent years (I loved the contrast between the four sisters and the show had a lot of humor) and Jumong stands right up there with some of the best historical dramas - we're almost 50 episodes into it and it's not showing any signs of the falling apart some people on the fanboards have warned about, although the "stretching" effect is apparent now (song-length flashbacks, etc.) - whatever Jumong loses in historical accuracy, it gains in pacing and lack of the usual irritants. It certainly beats anything Channel 41 is showing right now! (And it doesn't have that Shin Hong/Chunsu guy in it, which gives it extra points)
MPY does have a lot of irritating factors: I don't like Kim Bori at all-she's a Jongnam (from BB) clone and Sinho is one of the most immature irritating male characters in ages, but I enjoy pretty much all the other characters and although there's a lot of predictability (as Knov1 points out), I like Lee Taeran and the Jeonseol character and their relationships with his children are sometimes pretty touching and/or amusing. So, I don't think MPY's a dud - but it could be a lot better.
“Chill Sisters” just didn’t turn me on - but I know most people really liked it. It wasn’t a bad show . . . it just didn’t click with me.
Actually, for a while “Jumong” was my #1 favorite K-drama going. No matter which other shows were running at the time, I just couldn’t miss a single episode of “Jumong.” But, by the third quarter I noticed that things were dragging, and by fourth quarter time I thought the show was really tanking. A shame, because I loved it a lot in the beginning. But, as they say, your mileage may vary!
BTW, the actress who played “Sosuhno” is currently appearing in the SBS drama “Terroir,” where she’s playing a slightly flakey (but talented) wine taster. The show itself is kinda marginal, but it’s fun seeing her in a modern era drama.
I had very high hopes for “My Precious You.” Maybe TOO high, so perhaps I was disappointed that it didn’t meet my excessive expectations. But I agree: it’s not a bad show. There are plenty of Korean dramas out there that are a whole lot worse.
Hi Mikey! I'm glad to hear you liked Jumong at the beginning - I value your opinion probably the most of anyone on the boards because your taste seems to be very similar to mine and you seem to have similar criteria for liking a show. That's why I was so surprised when you mentioned you didn't care for the Chill Sisters and Jumong much, especially since you like Lee Taeran and historical dramas that are well-paced. In fact, I put off watching Jumong for almost two years because my expectations were so low, although the quality has diminished a bit since the time they decided to "expand" the series - I don't know that that's ever a good idea.
Thanks for the tip about Terroir - if the opportunity comes, I'll check it out. I enjoy the "alternate universe effect" of my favorite actors from historical dramas showing up in modern ones.
Since we've been watching K-dramas for a few years now, our expectations for any new show have gotten pretty low. I know what teacher meant about being bombarded by historical dramas at times in the past, but the real problem is that there hasn't been a really good one since Yi Soon Shin and even that one was very seriously flawed. So it's a bit of a relief that MPY is as watchable as it is because many dramas are a lot worse, as you so correctly observed.
But what happened to Jemma?? Did they write her off to go take care of her sick mother, or did she run away with Kang Min?
Good question! It seems like she just vanished. A shame, since she's one of my favorite K-actresses. She hasn't been around much lately, so it was nice to see her (albeit in a rather small role). But now, she's gone again.