Puppy, Well I hope this historical is low on battles and high on romance, characters, etc -- thanks , puppy for giving me some hope! I think Suin will miscarry as well. I am confused as to why the melancholy duo interviewed a pregnant teen, as opposed to someone a single woman who already had her child. Also, here we go with the major secret thing again. Why is Suin's father going to be the last to know of her pregnancy? Are they going to wait until she shows? However, if she miscarries, then I guess the secret pregnancy will not be an issue.
Yes, ducky! That's Gulsabiwu. Why I remember that name and not the other, I don't know. I loved both actors.
And Door, Mikey posted in an Iron Empress thread that the story's not classically a historical but really a romance set in a historical background. That should make you happier.
Getting back to TRH, why is Suin's pregnancy such a horror to her family, even to Hyeonsu who clearly loves her? I understand that unwed motherhood is looked down upon in tradition-bound Korea but the kid's her husband's, conceived in marriage. The divorce should make her parents happy because he was a jerk and she's free of him. In so many dramas, happiness seems less important than "face" and keeping up appearances. Parents, especially mothers, are too willing to sacrifice their sons' and daughters' preferences for a mate to some bassackward notion that custom and public approval, not love, make for contentment.
Suin's father - what a dandy! The processed hair, draped scarves, pink ties. He's supposed to be in the entertainment field so I guess they dress him a little flashy. But I think the actor loves it. He seems a bit stuck on himself.
Yes, there is info online at soompi as well as the cjk board. I didn't put a link as I don't know if I'm allowed to......
Maranyc, the links you are not allowed to post are ones to directly download music or episodes illegally. If you are just linking to another discussion board, or say, to a newspaper article or a place to purchase OSTs (like yesasia), that is fine.
Puppy, if you're going to go around using terms like "dandy" I don't know how the heck I'm going to justify moderating this thread. And door60--"melancholy duo"? You guys are toooo nice. LOL.
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."
Thank you, Ducky! I was so in love with Gulsabiwu when he had those cute beaded braids in DJY! I am ready to enjoy the Iron Empress starting Sunday.
TheBo, thanks for clarifying that - since I am new here I wasn't sure of the rules...
I think this is the third drama that I've seen the actor that plays Suin's father - in this one, his personality is a lot different - more emotional with his wife and family and less business-like than before.
I guess that is part of the Korean life style that they have these attitudes about Single Moms. I think Suin's parents really believe that her possibility for a new life will be ruined if she has an out-of-wedlock baby. That did seem to be the case in the previous long drama - already forgot the name - the unmarried mother, with the grown daughter, who married the elder son of the family - you all know who I mean...it was such a scandal when they found out she had the kid and they were against the marriage for quite some time because of that....
Door, Suin's hair looks different this past week. If you look at her picture in the credits her hair was pitch black & puffed up like she had on a wig over her hair and now it is flat and purply brown.
It's time they resolved it now though, Suin threatened to go back to the US, so hopefully next week they can all get over it and accept the fact that Suin is going through with the pregnancy. I like what Juho did, it was so sweet of him to get Suin that gift with the note, I'm a sap so I got teary eyed.
Puppy, the parents keep saying they want Suin to be happy. What aren't they getting or seeing that when they bring up aborting the baby, it makes Suin sad? The dad said just as suin wants to protect her baby, they want to protect Suin. Suin said the baby is bringing/giving her happiness... I was going crazy with that conversation lol. Oh my.
I'm just ready for some MDU tomorrow, the previews showed Yeongil getting slapped by the mom so I'm looking forward to that.
I noticed Suin's hair too -- it looks much better without the wig. I'm getting annoyed with the melancholy duo (Suin and the Producer). In many k-dramas they have mentioned how diificult it is to be divorced in Korea, I wonder if there's anyone out there who has lived in Korea, and could shed some light as to what that really means....
Suin's father said he wouldn't accept the baby if she had it, just couldn't be a grandfather to it. What's the deal with that??? How can he punish the kid much less his own daughter (or stepdaughter; we don't know yet, do we?) I can't get behind this whole "it'll be a disgrace for the family" thing. And now they act surprised that she's leaving?
Hyeonsu told Suin that he has no feelings for her like he did before and she said, "Oh goody!" or something. What is going on here? All he does is gaze at her with sad puppy eyes. It's clear the feelings are still there. Is he as stiff-necked about her pregnancy as her parents are and won't be the boyfriend of a pregnant girl no matter how much he cares?
Well last nite's episode proved my husband's words to be correct, "No Character Goes To Waste On a K-Drama!" This was apparent (and I think we all kind of guessed it) when Jisu's mother/aunt saw Suin's "unnatural" mother in the street....
So then Dorrie, Suin's adoptive mom is Jisu's adoptive mom's sister-in-law??? (I get confused) who didn't disappear but stayed in Korea, married, had two more kids, adopted another (Suin)(why we don't know) and didn't contact her firstborn daughter (Jisu??) in twenty-seven years, again we don't know why.
It's odd that she's supposed to be saintly and maternal (according to purple-haired hubby) yet she wants Suin to abort. Why doesn't she just tell her to give the baby up like she did?
Like I said in my previous post: this is getting interesting.