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Sending off East of Eden

With East of Eden finally heading to its close this week — Tuesday will broadcast its final episode — the drama’s stars Song Seung-heon and Yeon Jung-hoon gave a closing press conference on the afternoon of Monday, March 9, at Seoul’s Lotte Hotel.

Since I haven’t been covering this drama in detail, you can consider this your East of Eden Open Thread — which means, feel free to comment on anything/everything Eden-related. (I’d done a similar open thread when Tazza ended, although I forgot to keep doing these when other dramas wrapped.)

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Song Seung-heon said that he’d like to try a villain role at some point. As for his character, he admits that the role didn’t show that much range or change, and that “I felt my own limitations.” He recalls feeling a strong impact when watching Choi Min-shik acting in Oldboy, “that when I look back at myself wondering whether I could take on a role like that too, I feel a little embarrassed.” Song feels he’s gotten better at understanding and analyzing his characters, “but I’m still lacking in how I express that.”

(Perhaps the uproar over his shared MBC Daesang award embarrassed him too, because he has said that he doesn’t think he deserved it, either.)

Meanwhile, Yeon Jung-hoon admits that after living as his Dong-wook character for so long, “My throat hurts a lot from all the crying and shouting.” (LOL.) He hasn’t lined up a new project yet, but says, “For my next project, I’d like to leave Lee Dong-wook behind and take on a light, sweet love story.” (Perhaps with wifey Han Ga-in, maybe? That could be cute.)


Regarding some of the harsh criticism leveled at East of Eden, Song admitted, “It’s true that there was some sharp criticism for the flawed parts. Some people pointed out it was boring, while others called it stylized new wave drama, but I think we were able to express the essence of love.”

Song also admits, “It would be a lie to say I wasn’t aware of the ratings numbers. We had gotten higher-than-average numbers, but in the latter part, they went down. I felt myself that the bloodline dispute got too drawn out.” About timeslot rival Boys Before Flowers, Song said, “It’s based on a famous original manga, and I think the rookie actors took on their roles wonderfully. However, we were diligently working on our own filming, so I don’t think it was that much on our minds.”

Monday’s episode of East of Eden was pre-empted for a baseball game, so Tuesday will actually air both the 55th and 56th episodes.


Via Segye, E Daily

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As much as it's going to it's end , I think the writer is crazy through what she is trying to show (leadind to dc's death )

I think The writer is great at writing stories but can't work under pressure , she twisted this story a lot , and there was no time to create a love story for Dong Wook , but one thing I am glad is that YR is living on , but then I get mad thinking if DC dies wtf happens to YR .....I hope the writer did not go to that direction >.<

gah ! good drama , strong acting but so much twisting , I saw improvement in every1 ! even SSH who I thought was to idolized . and Park Hae Jin was incredible , stunning performance by HJH too ! but the only strongactings were demonstrated in crying scnes =.=

but It floated my boat and made me by my dvd boxset BUT if DC dies am canceling it !

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wow Song Seung-heon he smarter then thought not many people would admit there acting flaws in press conference. Hope Song Seung-heon improves his acting Wish the rest of the cast did the same. JAVA ARE YOU SEEING THE LAST EPISODE?

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Yes, a cute love story, if you please. I'd watch that in a heartbeat!

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"As for his character, he admits that the role didn’t show that much range or change, and that “I felt my own limitations.”"

Honestly, I don't know about that. On paper, Lee Dong Chul is about as good a K-drama role as an actor can realistically expect, outside of doing sageuks or cable-run shows. I'm not sure where he goes from here, besides doing more film work. Maybe a rom-com with Lee Dae Hae? :D

East of Eden essentially became a daily drama for me. Whatever issues there were with plot and acting, I grew really fond of the cast and even had a mini-crush on Shin Tae Hwan. The writing often felt like a weekly ordeal, but in its arbitrary, wonky way it gave actors (except for uhhh one) to shine in certain points through the show. Also, it gave me and my girl friends plenty of comedic material (cue the "Mikuh . . Mikuh . . Mikuh . . " scene when we learn of his demise.) when we'd talk over the phone. I swear Lee Dae Hae at one point looks straight into the camera, as if to say "For this episode, I'm walking a dog. I'm FRIGGIN walking a dog!!" :D

Ahhh, if only we could a season of "On Air: East of Eden, West of an Insane Aylum" Sigh

Best overall acting goes to Yoo Dong Geun's portrayal of President Guk, even when Guk turned into a Racoon-wearing Gangsta. My favorite performance went to Han Ji Hye's Kim Ji Hyun and Jo Min Ki's Shin Tae Hwan. They were, perversely, my favorite "couple" of the show. However, most unforgettable performance goes to the white pizza delivery guy who plays "Jackie." First off, what mobster calls himself Jackie? And second, does wearing fur automatically turn you into a mob boss or an evil ajumma?

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I've never really kept up with EOE, there was so much going on (my brain has a hard time keeping up >..> He seemed more masculine >.<

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As for Dong Chul and Grace . . I wonder might have been had they written with them as a "feature couple" from the get go . Maybe we'd have gotten more romantic bits in the beginning, or less footage of Grace in a mental hospital. Maybe we wouldn't have to go through "Mikuh . . Gracuh . . Mikuh . . Graceuh . . She is my queen Lee Dong Chul!" Sigh. In any case, what I liked about their relationship was Grace's character development, and how Dong Chul's up-and-down relationship with her father affected their bond. And, in a way, with how the relationship was stopped, then restarted, it ran off the typical K-romance rails and it made their relationship more unpredictable and volatile.

Finally, I think East of Eden was better with the new writer (before they went back to a combo of the old and new writers.) There were a lot of awkard spots and yes the characterization really changed. But the new writer actually was the one who set up the revelation of the bloodlines, and I thought the trickle effect was done well. Also, the mob scenes were much grittier, less bombastic, when the new writer came in. The old writer was already back when Lee Dong Wook went to the dark/emo/spoiled-brat side, and once again huge lapses in psychology and plot history showed up.

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i've watched this drama from the very beginning and enjoyed it for the most part.
I'm waiting for the last two episodes, then i'll decide whether it was a good drama or not. But thus far it was overall good...sometimes i felt like Song Seunghun cried too much, practically in every scene... his only way of showing intense emotion was by tearing up and that i felt was unneccessary and definitely showed his limit on acting. Also made me really believe he didn't deserve the daesang award.
i'll have more opinion once i see the ending.

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i am so glad this series is ending. I lost interest after ep 40 because there was no love triangle among the three lead stars. The story line was getting stupid
and stupidier if you continue to watch to the end.

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man! I really wanted Dong Wook with JH :(. Did she really end up with MH? like really? That gets me so mad and disappointed. I mean i like him but he raped her how do you just get over that and forget your first love?They never even showed a point where JH and DW decided they didn't love each other...throughout the whole drama they would act like they loved each other staring at each other at the book store and not loving their partners. Ugh!! It's so frustrating! :( and Dc is dying???COME ON really??? Ugh well i just think EOE went pretty much downhill plotwise after the first half. Everything took a COMPLETE 180 near the end :/.

Oh and no offense to anyone I know I'm in the minority here lol

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Not a fan of this drama nor the actors but to have the lead actor admit the drama flaws and the rating slowdown is truly humbling. I wish they all hold a closing press conference like this whenever a drama ends.

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lol. they needed to do a press conference for the end of a series? how lame.

Terroir. Now there's a show!

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I called it quits after 20 episodes. It wasn't horrible, but there were much better (and less boring) dramas I could've been watching and I realized if I continued it would be only for Lee Da Hae and the actor who plays President Guk. Lee Yeon Hee was one of my favorite actresses after I saw A Millionaire's First Love, but in EoE her mediocre acting shone next to the other younger female stars and her character was flat-out annoying. I think it was the first time I've actually hated the main couple. Every scene with Bratty Guk Ja and Unable-To-Emote Dong Chul made me cringe. When LDH dropped out, I came to dislike the show and its raging popularity...even though at that point I had already stopped watching.

Now watching Cain & Abel and as much as I hate to admit it, it reminds me of EoE in so many ways. Especially when Oh Gang-chul and his thug friends came into the story. I immediately had a flashback of Wang Gun and his comrades *shudder*.

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"I really wanted Dong Wook with JH "

Unfortunately Dong Wook's personality changed so much that I can't see him with anybody but ol' Daddy Lucifer.

As the story winds down, the absence of Min Hye Rin (LDH's character) is really felt. Without her character, Dong Wook's evil turn looks wacky, if not weirdly childish/pouty. There's no 3rd party character (i.e. Min Hye Rin) to mediate the conflict between the two brothers, and so both sides seem like they're having an argument over kinda nothing. There's no 3rd party character to empathize or morally criticize Dong Wook, or to provide consul for Dong Chul. Yes, you have Grace, but the Guk Ja/Beggar Ajusshi storyline was kinda on its own island for most of the show.

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Thanks for the brief summary of the press conference. I find SSH's opinions on EOE really interesting (how he acknowledges a lot of its problems) and always wondered what he thought about BOF taking over.

I've been keeping up with every episode of EOE but I will be SOOO GLAD once its finished, following this drama has been exhausting.
My problem is im way too loyal to abandon something once Ive started and this drama has tons of faults but Im still going with it because of the switched brothers situation...I want to see how its resolved.
There were about 30 awful episodes in the middle that were so draggy with the whole casino, mobs, illegal money situation. It has gotten much better towards the end when the baby switch was revealed and Dong-Wook turned slightly evil. Apart from that all the other business aspects of the drama are a real bore...and there's no real love story apart from DongChul's but that isnt very interesting either.

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I'm so glad it's finally ending. I can't stand the main couple, DC & Grace. No thanks.

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I can't think of a drama within the last 5 years or so with so many actors who can't act. There's always going to be weak links, but there's also at least one or two actors who make up for the loss. In East of Eden, if you exclude the oldies, there is no saving grace. Song Seung Hun, Lee Yeon Hee, Park Hae Jin, Han Ji Hye, even Yeon Jung Hoon is worse than I originally thought he was.

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seems like it's been on forever!

wow SSH spoke so eloquently and intelligently. Though I had liked him, I had never imagined in real life that he is humble, smart, and self-aware. I guess i'm in the wrong to think he's just good-looking and never considering that there is more to him than that.

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This drama is really one of those love it or hate it types. Notice how when talking about EoE nobody just says "eh". For myself Ive been watching since day one and am looking forward to the ending tomorrow. The show has been absolute melodrama from the start, in fact it has positively wallowed in it. I have to admit that Ive enjoyed the ride. Did it have draggy parts? Sure. Did it have parts that made you go "huh"? Sure, but show me a 56 episode drama that doesnt. At the end of the day I liked enough of the characters to want to see what would happen to them. I learned a long time ago to bail on a drama that for what ever reason just didnt keep my interest because seriously those are hours of your life you will never get back.

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EOE for me has been a very mixed and disappointing journey. I feel too much emphasize was focused on the wrong actress LYH and it highlight her terrible acting skill and magnify it when she acted alongside some of the best actresses.She is just not ready for a major dramatic role. This is the downside to EOE. They have a fantastic casts.I feel EOE lost its atmosphere when LDH left the show. Just something is missing without her presence. All in EOE is just a so so .The beginning is just fantastic but the end is way way disappointing.

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I enjoyed the first part of EOE especially with kim bum as the young LDC. I do not like the actress LYH who played YR. Her acting is just terrible. I do not know about her until EOE. it will the last I see of her shows.Her crying is so annoying. But the rest of the casts are dammmmm good.

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I agree about Lee Yeon Hee!! she was just awful! I could not stand her in One Fine day and thought she was just as annoying in this. the love story between her and dc was a lame, repetitive cycle that kept going on. i feel bad for YJH (dongwook) because even though he was the "2nd lead" the YR character was the one with more screentime and focus.

Iam so glad eoe is ending. It should have ended 10-20 episodes ago. So much for ssh's big comeback lmao. it's really sad when the actor (kim bum) who plays the younger version of your character can do a better job of protraying that character than you.

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EOE has finally ending after following it for about 6 mths. Was it worth it? Not really .The plot has been inconsistent .The flow of the story is not smooth.Some part did not make sense. I feel the production team allowed it self to be used and hold hostage by the demands and feedback from the netizens to MBC board and change their plots out of FEAR. A very bad flow of story plot.They should have them write instead of getting a writer for the script.

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been watching this drama since day one and have many times got the urge of bailing out but since I've already spent nth hours watching it might as well finished this to the end.....if not for SSH have probabaly stop watching this a long time ago, though I must say it's not for his acting coz I think for all his hotness his acting was just on the average compare to others..... just hope I got my happy endings from this drama........

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i agree i might have liked the main couple more if the actress wasn't so annoying. I mean she kinda grew up and started acting more mature in the later episodes but it'slike i just can't make myself love them together! The music and romantic moments they share help but i just cannot accept it he's way too mature for her and idk what else to say it's also the first time for me not liking the main couple, or at least accepting them. It's not even so much that LDH was way better but if she was just a little less annoying haha.And speaking of LDH YES the show completely lost it's flow after she left. It's like they cut out one small part and badabing everything changes. Hello people there's something called recasting!

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EOE is good for the first 15 episodes or so but then it just goes to nowhere. I tried to watch until about 30ish episode but then I could not continue any more. Gukja couple love story was unbearable to me and its unreasonable focus led the story to the disaster. Needless to say, Lee Yeon Hee is a terrible actress, I can't feel for her even after she tries to act as a grown up.

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it was an okay drama...i mean it held my interest in the beginning with Kim Bum and his superb acting...but Song's face is always the same in EVERY drama...he doesn't have very many facial expressions...it got boring to look at his face...i found myself more in love with Park Hae Jin who plays Shin Myung Hoon...his chracter, although hateful in the beginning came to grow into your heart in the later episodes as he fights to keep his love Ji Hyun and his son Taeho....Park Hae Jin played out Shin Myung Hoon very nicely....on that note, how Ji Hyun suddenly ended up loving Myung Hoon was very rushed.....Myung hoon had already given her that same speech a million times....she just had to be sitting in jail to understand...how lame!!!......Jo Minki as Shin Tae Hwan...omfg..i cannot even express how well he played out the evil Shin Tae Hwan...it was perfect...i loved his screaming yelling scenes....they were flawless....

but the one thing i don't understand is the writer ended up leaving so many extra chracters out...like Janice....and Rebbecca (Nurse Yoo Mi Ae)....whatever happened to them??? they didn't die or anything so where did they go??? it's a messed up storyline that would've done fine without so many chracters....also, with only two episodes left.....Lee Dong Wook supposedly going to marry the head prosecuters daughter...well...their love story didn't even bloom into anything yet....i hope it's not stuffed up in the last episode.....

overall....the drama was good...but became a big flop towards the end...like the writer just started writing whatever came to mind trying to connect everything together fastly....thank goodness Lee Da Hae quit because i thought her character was useless from the very beginning....she had no role, no point to her story, and bringing in the stupid prince guy her sister was engaged too made the story even worse.....

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks LYH's acting is plain aweful in EOE. It was very annoying to watch her. I must mention Kim Bum did an outstanding job portraying young LDC . I can't help but be disappointed at the grown LDC...SSH was ok at the beginning, then I came to realize he has the same expression ALL THE TIME. It gets old pretty fast.

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LYH was not awful as many are saying. LYH was the only character that wasn't "dark." Her character was one of the few things that made me keep watching the show. Many say that she is annoying and such but I found her character enjoyable to watch. She portrayed her character really well. EOE coming to an end makes me feel sad but happy at the same time. I think that it's the right time for EOE to come to an end but I hope the ending is not disappointing.

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My opinion is LYH is just annoying to watch.Her acting is atrocious and false and her talking is very flat and like memerising from the cue cards. I gave up half way because of her.

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I appreciate Song Seung-heon's honesty. Good for him. It's not often that people are reflective on their own abilities and achievements/

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I've watched a lot of wuxia or taiga, and other kdramas that are incredibly long.. Dae Jang Geum perhaps? Yet this is the first time i felt the drama is too painful to watch. Thinking and wishing for it to end STAT. I don't mean the painful and memorable scenes that were delivered by some (I really think SSH has looks, not acting skills, to bank on) of the cast's excellent performances . What I mean is frustrating to watch how the story lost its momentum after 15 episodes. Too many flaws, wasted so much time on the irrelevant mental case subplots, which lead to rushing the relevant parts. 180 degrees turn of not only by one character, but almost everyone else. And they dragged on and on and on and on on the fisherman couple, lame.
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Rebecca? Janice? much more interesting than Gukja. mistake to ditch ldh

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Well if you don't admit the flaws then who will employ you next time round
in the near future - some guilt feeling.

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Fisherman Couple.

Yes, it is as bad as it sounds.

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I can't say much about the latter twenty or so episodes, but I can say that after about episode 10, the momentum for the story significantly decreased. You could see it winding to a slow and I was tired of many of the love ploys they kept throwing. Many things were spent in such a roundabout time that they could have just CUT THE CRAP and get to the point and make the story much more fast-paced to fit the intense storyline.

Maybe the writer lost her flow somewhere in between? I got that feeling. And, oh my, I don't feel like I even need to talk about the, in my opinion, unnecessary love story between LYH & SSH's characters. It was repetitive and could have been simplified. Not to mention, LYH's acting paled much in comparison with all the other lady characters. [I will not lament LDH's leave anymore, because I have already gotten over it. And, now that I think about it, it was a smart decision.]

SSH... *sigh* I can only say, that PHJ became more of an interesting character than whatever SSH was trying, attempting to portray.

It was so good. Oh, East of Eden. I must say I am disappointed.

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Oh, and on a side note, SSH is looking pretty smart with that hairstyle.

I'm glad he realizes the limitations of his acting abilities. And because of that, I admire him.

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Good for SSH to realize he's still lacking in acting ..and he's been a star for a long time...time to level it up...he has given lots of scenes..lots of chances in EOE....missed chancesc for him to show he can go to higher level acting wise. hope he do sth about it.. it really gets annoying./frustrating ...watching some of his scenes iN EOE...specially when his alter scenes with YJH...he cant match YJH"s level. now watching BOF.....even LHM is even better. Come on SSH show us more....maybe get into acting classes like Lee JunKi and Park Hae Jin. Its a profession..and you're being paid a lot..show us your woth the big pay.....in your coming projects please.

in news acting praises in EOE male cast belongs to Park Hae Jin! and EOE's just PHJ's 4th drama......this guy is serious though....he enrolled in acting school...better SSH do same.

JACQ....yup same facial expression most of the time! I cnt remember a scene I can say..he acted so welll showing...so much love to YR charcater...the lines are so loving, so tender, full of love......... but the facial expression showed different!

despite being main loveline..i didnt see much feelings as shown by MH-JH! i wished i saw DC looked a lovingly as Mh look at JH.

SSH now it's from your mouth "embarassed"......be better next time please!

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One thing I really appreciate is the new actors the sprung up out of this drama, especially Kim Bum. He set the bar up way too high for SSH to maintain in LDC. Heck, I didn't even know Kim Bum could look really handsome since he looked plain in EOE. But what attracted me to the lead character was his portrayal. He absorbs all of LDC's feelings and brought it out to the audience with his raw performance. Same thing goes for PHJ. Give him evil role, he'll scare the heck out of you. Twist his character into a pitiful one, and you'll feel for him too. This newbie has definitely outshined the lead. Another underused talent is YJH. His performance when he found out the truth was amazing. He was bursting with anger, sadness, pain, grief, confusion all at once. Pity how he was cast aside for so long in favor of the main lead's leading lady.

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MBC must have regret now with a bit hole in its pocket now. Just a confirmation that its awards to EOE is a scandal.The real winners are the ones on Baksang Award nite a few weeks ago. EOE did not win any .Here you go at last justice and fairness prevails.

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The SSH & LYH coupling made me quit watching the show. So boring & ineffective. Bad acting on both parts.

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"I think The writer is great at writing stories but can’t work under pressure"
I agree. I think the first 10-15 episodes were probably the best in this whole entire drama. Unfortuntately, a lot of things happened that threw EOE off and so the whole plot shifted and now its just sloopy and all over the place. It's been a couple weeks since I stopped following EOE. I don't intend on dropping the drama all together. I might as well finish what I started.

"The SSH & LYH coupling made me quit watching the show. So boring & ineffective. Bad acting on both parts."
Wow, I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks that SSH and LYH are both terrible actors.. I stopped visiting the Soompi EOE thread because the SSH and LYH shippers disgust me.

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I love YR and DC relationship, it's touching thanks to Lee Yeon Hee wornderful acting, i love the way she act, it's sooo natural, and her voice would careless, with all confident within.

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I think majority LDH fans would dislike Lee Yeon Hee, so their opinion wouldn't straigh anymore, to me, DC-YR is best couple with most chemistry that i ever watch kDrama not to mention that their time together so little compare with other cute-love-series such as: coffe Prince, or wintersonata. So sad that EOE over, i know that go to the wrong forum. CHAOS!

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I am not a fan of LDH. Still I do not like LYH acting.It is not fair to blame it on LDH fans for the bad acting of LHY. She should face up to it and improve instead.Not blaming others to made oneself feel better. A fact is a fact.Importantly, she should be like SSH who admitted his flaw.Viewers will understand and appreciate her better this way.When she comes back next time with an improved performance, the reviews will be fairer and better for her.Her fans should stop the blame game here.

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Oh yes I do agree. Lee yoon hee acting is not on par to others. She and SSH should go back to acting school to improve their skills. They do not deserved the leading roles in EDEN because the other cast members are just great compared to them. Wrong choice I think putting them there.Coming from a granny is worth something to think about.

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When will the fans of LYH wake up to the fact that their idol is lousy. Stop playing the blame game. In ten years time, are the fan going to blame LDH fans again when the reviews on her acting is as worst as ever. Wake UP!

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It's immature to generalize and point out to specific a fan group. I'm not a big fan of LDH, but I think her role was very important. Not emphasizing on her character, and eventually dumping the triangle, was not only a disadvantage to LDH's character but YJH's. In the end, SSH wants to keep his loveline with LYH for his own benefit. They don't realize that YJH's character would suffer as well without the support or just presence of LDH's character.

and yes, LYH's acting is weak.. improved a bit, but not much difference in the end.

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"I think the first 10-15 episodes were probably the best in this whole entire drama. "

The writing was often atrocious, and apparently she had almost 2 years to prepare the story. And in fact, when she came back, that's when Lee Dong Wook lost his frigging mind. Overstylized sageuk-lite speeches that substituted for psychological observations. Hysterical depictions of women. Lack of character development for the primary female lead. Redundant "tragic" moments. The screenwriter is primarily known for comedies and sitcoms, and it showed. In fact, I would say the acting actually *carried* the poor writing for the first half of the show, when we were left with basement after basement scene of Lee Dong Chul getting tenderized and Lee Dong Wook getting tortured.

"MBC must have regret now with a bit hole in its pocket now."

Nah, MBC is probably relieved that East of Eden did as well as it did. Until BBF, it was consistently killing its competition . .. until BBF killed it. :D MBC had a down 2008 season, and they bankrolled their year on this show. The show did a solid mid-20s through its run, even in spite of all the bad press it was generating. East of Eden did its part, and that was reflected in how MBC showered the show at the end of the year. Things are only going to get grimmer once EofE is off the schedule, until Queen Seon Deok arrives in May. And even then, who knows how the economy will affect that show?

As for Song Seung Heon, the show was GREAT for him. His domestic popularity fell big after the military scandal, and his movie with Kwon Sang Woo did mediocre at the BO early last year. East of Eden's success (plus fairly positive media coverage over his acting) rehabiliated his top lead status, and now he gets to promote East of Eden through the rest of Asia, re-establishing himself as among the very top Hallyu stars.

Before the show started, I predicted Park Hae Jin (who's been compared to a young Bae Yong Joong) would be a breakout star, and his Shim Myung Hoon (in spite of his uhhh fatal attraction for Kim Ji Hyun) became one of the most popular characters on the show, ESPECIALLY after the big reveal. His partner Han Ji Hye getting a Baeksang award nomination for what was intended as the 3rd female character kinda spoke to the positive response she also got for her portrayal. A lot of people felt the depiction of their marraige, with its ups and downs (and for the most part, their attempt to at least communicate and solve their problems), was the best relationship of the show.

This was a good comeback for Yun Jung Hoon. It's worth noting "Mr. Han Gan In" hadn't done a show since 2005, and outside of one Jang Nara drama, he had not fully graduated to "lead man" status. FWIW, I thought he improved a lot with his acting. He had the most up-and-down character in the show. Sometimes Lee Dong Wook seemed to play 3rd fiddle; sometimes, he seemed kinda weak and pathetic; lately, he's been outright crazy. And the Lee Dae Hae situation couldn't have helped, considering that he was the one who encouraged her to do this show.

I think the show was overall a success. Now, MBC is going to pay for the rest of the season.

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Overall the show EOE is disappointing for me. I had high hope it will be an epic drama like Sandglass in the beginnings.At the end it FAILS for me.Also MBC lost about $30,000 per episode for the record.

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I love kim bum as young LDC. Wished he had stayed longer in the series.overall EOE is mixed also for me. Good in the beginning, on the verge of giving up in the middle,then so so .Waiting on how it ends tonight

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