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Thorn Birds contemplates an extension

…but decides against it.

I hadn’t even been aware that KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday melodrama Thorn Birds was contemplating an extension, but I’m not surprised that they’ve opted to stick to its original plan of 20 episodes, given its ratings performance. According to a source with the production, the series had been in talks to add four episodes, and had even gone as far as gaining the cooperation of the cast and staff — contingent upon good ratings, that is.

The show has hovered consistently at the 10% mark, however, and its two competitors are pulling in better numbers. MBC’s Royal Family has even been given a 2-episode extension, while SBS’s 49 Days improved this past week (when the story got particularly good) to hit its ratings high.

(Caveat: If you look purely at the numbers there isn’t a lot of space between the dramas, so there’s some media manipulation at play. For example, the latest narrative is that 49 Days is hot on the heels of a faltering Royal Family. The numbers? We’re talking about 11.2% versus 13.1%, with Thorn Birds taking up the rear at 10.6%.)

Still, the bottom line is that Thorn Birds hasn’t performed as strongly as they’d need to get the extension, so those intentions have been scrapped.

The rep added that even so, “The mood within the production and the drama’s quality are really great. As the show enters its latter parts, the loveline between Han Hye-jin, Joo Sang-wook, and Kim Min-jung will strengthen, things get more interesting, and the [fan] mania is increasing. Everyone is filming with pride.”

The drama will end as planned on May 5, which sets up the next series, the maids-and-their-rich-bosses rom-com Romance Town, for a May 11 premiere.

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i really like this drama!

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Very good drama, infact best drama so far this year for me.

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i'm enjoying this drama can't wait for next week!!!

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love it but its good that drama is not extended. also i really dislike 2nd lead actress. she is *****

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Yes she is the ugliest korean actress i have ever seen.

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It's her eyes.... *shudders*

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Sorry but Kim Min Jung is gorgeous, I hate when the people confuse the character with the actress

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I don't think she is ugly, and I do think she is a great actor, that's why we hate the character so much. I just don't like her eyes.

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I second that! Don't confuse the character with the actress!

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Kim Min Jung's face just screams plastic surgery overdone. it pains me to see her face.

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plastic where?? I can´t see it ^^ anyway plastic or no she is beautiful and great actress

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I agree! I think she is pretty and really good at acting, I love to hate her character YK. So stop confusing real life with kdrama land life.......

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when i saw her in the poster above.. her eyes looks grotesque

she got plastic surgery here and there like her nose, lips, and shaving of her face.. but i think she over-did her eyes "ageyo-sal"..

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Kim Min Jung's always been known for her large eyes. She was a well-known child actress, and she's been steadily doing dramas since her teens.

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Her eyes are un-natural and freaking scary. She's good at acting a bitch though.
I think Ill tune in for the last episode. I cant stand all the weeping in every episodes. ....ahh depressing.

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her eyes are natural...she is the same when she was child actress...
http://mundohallyu.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/kim-min-jung.jpg?w=392&h=261

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Now that I see her as a little girl, I even like her EVIL character more.

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Yes, she knows how to work her eyes. Just like what Kim Tae Hee did when she did the Stairways to heaven. KTH has an angelic face but came out evil when she made her eyes really big when she's acting mean.

Just like KMJ is doing right now. If she's not acting mean, she's beautiful. The reason why we hate her character now is because shes such a great actress and can really portray her role realistically =)

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i cant stand her face too. and she is very mean to lead actress. if she ends with main actor, i will be sad.

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The girl is really pretty. Stop the yapping, people.

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LOL damn girl, that is harsh. there are plenty of uglier actresses.

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I really don't think she is ugly. She is actually very pretty, I think, and obvisoulsy, she is

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*continued..sorry, my comment posted before I was done typing *
... a great actress, if she able to generate so many strong reactions. She actually makes my blood pressure go up every time she comes on the screen... now that's dedication.

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I liked her in new heart and I find her pretty 'coz it's not the same as your average "manufactured" korean pretty face. *peace*

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I think there needs to be a thread about South Koreans obsession with the "Stepford Wives" or "Alice Through the Looking Glass" phenom......Pure on the inside but western looking on the outside.

I wonder who will win this chess game of being crowned?

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She was good in Fashion 70. i dont know what happened to her face now.but y hate someone because of looks?

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she was good in Ireland too.

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in New Heart she is great too

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i dont undertand the logic of 2nd lead. she herself was abandoned by her mother after birth and she curses her mother for that but now she is abandoning her daughter after birth. whats her logic?.n

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its a kdrama...there is no logic lol

I don't think she's ugly but I agree about her eyes, they can be freaky sometimes...and no I'm not confusing the actress with the character

I watching this drama but honestly I don't like it...the main actress is too stupid for my liking, at this point I just want to see how all the craziness will end

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toooootally agree with you ^_^

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i saw an interview the whole cast did for a morning entertainment show and she said her character was so hurt when she was younger that she wants to inflict the same pain on everyone else.

maybe she felt that if she kept the baby there would be no motivation for her to get revenge on young-jo's family for being taken away from her mother.

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i totally don't get it. like wtf is wrong with her. but if you look at people in real life, that sort of repetitive situation often happens. you see your mother getting abused by your father growing up, you hate it, but end up doing it to your wife. my crazy sister even once said, that because she grew up without a lot of toys and fun, she's going to inflict the same thing onto her daughter bc she doesn't think its fair. yah, she crazy.

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Lead hero's brother is so funny . his english speaking kills me!

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agree, korean and their english. its so funny when they speak english. I LUB YOU!

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OMG that's one crazy ahjussi!

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totally cracked me up .. and omg that shocking pink jacket!

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I see your pink jacket and I raise you the lilac pants he wore in episode 13. O___o

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Love him! He is so awesome. I love when he yelled out "....Mommy?!" LOL

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I'm super enjoying this drama. I do wish that Han Hye-jin and Joo Sang-wook end up together. Gaaah, I hate Kim Min-jung's character. She's such a biatch.

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i'm actually hoping for han hye jin ending up with the 2nd lead. >.<!

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I second that. I had 2nd male lead syndrom...:)

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Watched several episodes and stopped because I got a feeling it might be extended. (drag, drag, drag it out) So will pick it up again.

Agree Kim Min-jung's plays a bitch well and looks the part, but hope she doesn't repent and spend time on her knees in a temple.

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They did mention of a possible extension sometime on March 30th on the drama's official twitter page. The message was written in English too!

from gasi2011: @waterwile thanks for your attention n interest. Who knows? If it has more attention episodes can b extended=D

That's what got my hopes up, especially when I saw that the written preview for EP 7-9 posted at the drama's official HP did not follow what was shown in their respective episode.

Personally, I think the drama should have an extension, 1-2 episodes at least, especially with the latest turn of events, I just can't see resolving such conflicts in the remaining 6 epis, unless each EP is more than the 1hr5min that is given it each Wed & Thurs.

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Any idea what's going here? A fan took this picture just yesterday in Korea, while the drama was shooting on the streets: http://yfrog.com/h7ywwksj

gabjumz was observant to notice that there's something on JE's face--a bandage????

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I always wonder what goes into the ratings... 49 Days is *brilliant* IMO, easily on a level with Secret Garden and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.

Why did Secret Garden get so much higher ratings...? In terms of coherent plot, 49 Days is better. Less wacky body-switching shenanigans, and less famous stars, I guess. But also smoother relationship dynamics and absolutely GREAT characterization and character development.

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SG had Hyun Bin and Hajiwon. 49 days only lacks big name stars.

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Yes, I think you're right. Sad... I'm actually glad to see some new(er) faces from time to time, too!

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If a top star name is attached to drama, atleast 15% ratings is given from start, rest depends on quality of drama. #

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That must be it... it's too bad in some ways. I mean, I'm glad to see some favorite actors again, but I also like to see new faces! Sometimes it's annoying if there are always the same actors...

This doesn't concern the lead roles so much, but what is up with the parents and grandparents ALWAYS being played by the same 5 or 6 actors and actresses? You'd think there were no other older actors and actresses in Korea...

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But Athena faltered with all its big names, though.

I guess SG scored such a high rating because it's something "fresh" at that time (I mean, soul switching and stuffs) and thanks to the hype surrounding the actors. Also, 49 days has Royal Family and Thorn Bird as its rivals (both of which are very good dramas, imo, especially RF). Moreover, SG is better in term of overall acting.

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Big name actors are not a guarantee for success, that's for sure. If the drama doesn't deliver, the actors can't save it.

As for acting quality being better in SG overall, I don't really agree... 49 Days is damn good, too.

I don't really think acting quality is usually that decisive in terms of ratings, either. I've seen some dramas with incredibly high ratings that had acting so bad it made me want to cry.

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Athena got to a 25% ratings start only to star cast. rest as i said depends on quality of drama.

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sorry to say it, but Crime Squad also has many famous names like Song Il Gook, Song Ji HYo, Kim Joon, Lee Jong Hyuk, and the ratings are lower tahn Thorn Birds.............................so what's happening?

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You can't much bigger than Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won, though. Both did successful dramas and successful films.

Then, you had more chemistry between them than a phamaceutical factory. The show grabbed the audience from the first episode. And it had OSKA!!

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Agreed. Any show with The Great Oska is #BI-WINNING

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Jumong gave Song Il Guk A-list status (and it seems he always gets first dibs at Macho TV), but I don't think he's ever been able to live up to it. None of his shows have ever hit 20.

That said, Crime Squad's not really a mainstream K-drama. It's a real cop show, something that would probably do better in Hong Kong than in Korea. And it's very good. SIG's great in this.

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i think Bae soo bin is a big name now? how about Jo hyun jae? they have to start somewhere to become big stars anyway!

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I think SG was more accessible and laugh-out-loud funny. 49 days is great IMO, but some of the themes might be heavy for wider audiences. We've got a lot of death - the doctor's wife, Yi-kyung's lover, Ji-hyun, Ji-hyun's Dad's illness.

Although I have to say for me, despite all the death, the most disturbing part is Min-ho and In-jung's shared betrayal of Ji-hyun and her whole family. *shudder* yuck. Talk about evil.

As for Thornbirds, I was late getting on the boat to watch this one, but I love it. Very intense character studies of the multiple leads. It's also very much a story about women and their familial relationships, but somehow doesn't come off as a woman centered drama.

Some of the first episodes are hard to get through, but once the set up is done the story is really good. Note- the main female lead will make you rip your hair out! Literally. But you end up still rooting for her anyway bringing about more aggravation. It's the kdrama cycle of "O_o" ....addictinggg.

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Hm, maybe... I guess there are darker themes to 49 days, yes. Although really, in SG there was death and trauma and social inequality too - but yeah, not handled in the same way.

And the betrayal is handled very well... the betrayers aren't monsters, just normal, flawed, selfish human beings. Yeah, bastards, but still the kind of humans that are around everywhere. Which makes it far more chilling, in a way, than more over-the-top portrayals of villains, because this is so realistic.

I actually like all that about 49 days. :-) But maybe it does make it less accessible for some. And I think some aspects of SG that bothered me (like the development of the relationship, the girl's sudden comparative incompetence and weakness when compared to the guy at key plot points, and the guy's very borderline behavior at some points) are romantic comedy staples that most viewers are actually fond of. Not realistic in terms of characterization, but not meant to be - just fluff. ;-)

What is Thornbirds actually about? I haven't watched it, it just seemed very melodramatic from the previews.

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umm...Birth secrets to the 10th degree. I've never seen so many birth secrets in one drama in my life.

from dramawiki - (I don't have the strength to actually summarize it / It's Lazy Sunday for me)

"This is the story of two women, Seo Jung Eun and Han Yoo Kyung, who walk very different paths to achieve their desires. Seo Jung Eun is a strong and courageous woman who has suffered a difficult life, having grown up in an orphanage, but continues to embrace people around her despite longing for affection herself. Jung Eun harbours the hope that she will meet her mother if she becomes a star, striving to reach her goal and overcome her suffering with her pure and innocent nature. In contrast, Han Yoo Kyung has a birth secret for which she is willing to throw away everything in order to get revenge. The "thorn birds" of the title refers to Jung Eun's character, who only brings out her best at the cost of great pain. A thorn bird is a mythical bird who searches for a thorn tree from the day it is born. When it finds it, the bird impales itself upon the sharpest thorn, and rises above the agony to sing the most beautiful song ever heard."

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Secret Garden was a massive hit; the ratings understate how frigging popular the show was, because A LOT of teenage viewers watched this on their computer.

Secret Garden aired during SBS's weekend slot, which along with MBC's Monday/Tuesday slot carries big ratings expectations. Basically, the SBS weekend slot = SBS's Star Vehicle Romances. Plus, the fact that this was a Kim Eun Sook going back to her "Lovers In Paris" days, plus the fantasy twist, with the requisite A-list stars.

Secret Garden's kind of a postmodern Cinderella K-drama. It's the closest Kim Eun Sook has written another Lovers in Paris (especially in how Kim Eun Sook waits until the last minute to hammer the melodrama . . . and then go clusterfrak with it.) The characters are almost deliberately written as a wink to the actor's other shows.

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hey I love this drama too . I did watch 49 days and Royal family but this series got me hooked !!

What you mean by fan mania ? This series has lot's of fans in korea too ?

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Now that's a second lead I really love to hate! Gets my blood pressure up, but I love venting on her!

Its good it didn't get extended if it was going to hurt the story (drag it). I think 20 episodes is a good number, although I wouldn't mind looking at JSW for 4 more episodes *sighs*

Oppa saranghe! Thorn Birds Fighting!

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I'm dying to see episodes 13 and 14. I'm still waiting for the subs. No spoilers please!!!!

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English Soft Subs for EP 13-14 were released about 8hrs ago by Ahoxan on the Viki channel for Thorn Birds.

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There is english sub at Natnatvip Online . Have fun watching.

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I know both dramas are of different genres so it's like comparing oranges and apples. I enjoy both of them tremendously but I enjoy "Thorn Birds" now because of the entire package - plot, acting, production. When it comes to "49 Days" I find myself fast-forwarding Bae Soo Bin's scenes and just settle to read javabeans' and girlfriday's recaps to keep up with the 'company takeover' plot. I love "49 Days", I do but when you have something so good that anything bad sticks out like a sore thumb, I'd rather pick the package that may not be as awesome on the outside but actually leaves a lingering feeling in you longer.

Gestalt theory: the sum of its parts is greater.

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I agree with @4 basha.... and @12 joyyyeo

I watch 49days for Lee Yo Won, Jo Hyeon Jae and Jeong I Woo

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Royal family, I do not like the main actress and that actress who also played as a coach in Dr. Champ, so I have stopped watching.

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Thanks god for no extension. I think 20 eps are just enough.
I do enjoy this drama, and Kim Minjeong does her best as an antagonist.

Just watched Happy Together with Thorn Bird's cast, suprisingly KMJ is so cute and innocent, and Joo Sangwook is kinda cocky..hahaha.

I like the girl who plays Han Byul, so adorable.

I don't really want Young Jo gets Jeung Eun, since I don't think he's sincere with her. Poor Kang woo!

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kang woo for the win!!!

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Yeah, I agree. He's one of a few male leads in k-drama that I do not want the girl to end up with.

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Why was JSW cocky?
Tell me more!!!

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This show reminds me a lot of All About Eve and its Evil Girl character whom everybody loved to hate. Actually, I'm pretty fond of Evil Girl here. She doesn't annoy me as much as Good Girl. Thank goodness they're stopping at 20. Imagine how many more tears would have to be spilled for an extra 4 eps....*shuddering*

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Exactly. Evil girl is evil but Good girl is stupid.

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Not stupid, but I' m sure we're all wondering does such a person exist in this world? Kang Woo has already likened her to an "angel" (the bells are ringing in heaven) and I think we have newsarticles likening her to a saint. Me, I think she's like the Guan Yin/Goddess of Mercy (Buddhism).

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If a viewer see the character in a way contrary to what the writer is presenting or "telling us through some character", well there is an obvious disconnect in the storytelling.

I never saw JE as an "angel", but just a dense woman who was basically an easy mark for those around her. She's just there for everyone else to use.....

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JE defense here.

She is not stupid. Her earlier decisions are based on what is best for others, rather than herself.

(Although when she decided to take the baby back to the drunken cancer gramma, that was BRILLIANT, although counter-intuitive.)

But when she has to decide whether to accept her new found family, or work for success as an actress, she chose what would make her happy.
It was the complete opposite for Evil girl, who chose to abandon her child for career in the US.

Both grew up miserable because of the choices their mothers made. Both were given the choice to repeat the mistakes or to fix them. Which one will end up happy with her choice?

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Feel free to defend all you want….But based on your defense of JE both girls are doing what makes them "happy". And happiness as a state of mind, changes so what makes one happy today may not tomorrow due to discovery or evolving. It also depends on the person as some can be static and enjoy the same things for life.

I think they made the JE and JY characters stupid. To constantly bail “adults” out of their mistakes is not necessarily a good thing even if one's intentions are good. It is not necessarily helping the other person if they keep doing the same thing to you over, and over, and over again. It's stupid to continuously intervene without offering options for them to take that do not involve you personally in their mayhem. If they need a shoulder to cry on sure, accountability partner, sure but a cosigner on their nonsense, no.

I don't know why I cannot reply to your comment....

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I think the comments can't go too "deep" decimally so the ability to reply goes away.

Anyway, I would define "happy" with a choice iroke:
Once the choice is made, do you still want the thing you decided against? JE is seems satisfied that she made the right decisions, where Evil girl is still coveting JE's relationships with Gramma and little girl.

In Ep 15, we get to see the happiness sh&t hit the fan when Evil girl reacts to the news of whom JE is engaged to.

I'm thinking of the Sheryl Crowe lyric:
If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad

Who did JY bail out?

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@Jomo, who does JY "always" bail out? One guess....

Yes, happiness is a choice. And I still stand by the decisions both girls made were to be happy for their given moments of time. The consequences are another matter.

It appears that JE has developed some type of backbone so I may jump back in.

@creidesca, I think I'll catch up now that it appears JE is no longer a pushover..... :)

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@mskololia
Young Jo bails out his family!! Oh yeah!
If you haven't gotten too far, then I won't tell you why Karma-wise worked out for him...

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Well, I stopped and will pick it back up with epi 14....

Even though I loved the brother character, his ass is too old for the stunts he pulls knowing that his little brother is #@$#% enough to come to his rescue so why not... It got old after the 2nd time.

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I am about to watch ep 14 with subs, when I should really be filing my taxes... haha! I just loved ep 13 and how fast paced the past 2 episodes were. I love you Joo Sang Wook, but not sure if you deserve the girl this time around. Kang Woo is SO good to her... we'll see... Just don't get back with Evil Girl, please!

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I am sure that JE will be suffering up until the last 15 mins of the last episode, but I am hoping X7 that she ends up with YJ.

She met him first, the rule is she ends up with him. Of course, a real possibility exists that she dies happily in his arms, too...

There should be a JSW rule. If JSW is in the show, he and 1st lead will suffer needlessly throughout the drama because he has such a beautiful sad sad smile.

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You know the bird dies right?

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I know...
What is stupider:
For them to write a story based on a bird that suffers for a long time and then dies, but dies happy?
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For me to watch a story based on a bird that suffers for a long time and then dies, but dies happy?

I win the stupid-off!!

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ratings nowadays are saddening...*sign*

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i am watching all three series. they are not great series, but definitely watchable and entertaining. thanks to all three network for giving us a choice. can't wait til may when we have more choices to watch.

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i LOVE this drama! it moves quickly, the acting is great, and the writing is good. its been a while since i've enjoyed a drama. I think the last one i saw was The Great King Sejong. i know secret garden was good but i dont like any of the actors/actresses in it - not enough to watch anyway.

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the actress on the right looks like a bird...

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agree, an owl!! =)

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i hope that u guys can do a recap for this show....

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yessss....that's good i'm really love this drama

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i love this drama!! can't wait to see the next episode.. the acting is great and love all the actors and actresses!

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I really, really like Thorn birds. One of the ongoing dramas that is exciting to watch. Got all my different emotions awakened on every episode. Superb cast.
Too bad they are not extending just because of rating.
In that case, 4 more episodes to quiver on.
Please, writers, don't let YJ be tempted to go back to YK or Jung Eun give away her one & pure first love to YK!

The kiss...shy but really touching.

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I love this drama. Love the acting... and all its cast. The storyline of course KDrama is full of drama..and that is kdrama after all.

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the show is OVERLY makjjang...i actually love the actors in the show but the storyline is too unrealistic and slightly too crazy to be believable - it soon got on my nerves that she can be someone so stupid and naiive all the time and would let her frenemy step all over her all the time. UGH.

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I totally agree, but if you ignore that bit, everything is pretty good. I just finished ep 14, its getting soooo good.
I wish they had extended it

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you know what i realised? the evil girl would look so much better if she shaped or plucked her eyebrows a little, lol

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her eyes are also tooooooooo big! it's scary! :)

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It pains me that Thorn Birds is not rating better. It really has an interesting storyline and the pace is excellent - story turns pretty quickly. Plus it is very nice to watch something where all the actors are pulling in their weight, the writing is tight and solid and the directing is spot-on.

I hope Han Hye Jin gets recognition for her acting her. She's phenomenal. I wasn't a fan before but I am now.

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Agreed about HHJ. I just wished I loved her character here. Based on the title of the drama, her's should not be a happy ending...

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this drama could be really good...but it's completely illogical! All the characters' motivations make no sense! Why does the main girl keep letting the 2nd lead step all over her...for no reason! The 2nd lead hates the main because she was attacked by some gansters? what?

2nd lead tells the main that she wants to marry and is pregnant so the main has to take the blame for a crime that 2nd lead commited out of spite? but what gets me is that the main just says, "sure, i'll be your scapegoat".

Also, why does everyone in the drama have so many mommy issues...?

I stopped watching after the 2nd lead gave birth to her child only to claim its mother is the main. WTF...

ok...end rant.

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Many of us thought JE would immediately take the child and raise it as her own. However, that wasn't the case, as JE was visiting YK daily at the hospital, trying to convince her that it would be best that YK raise her child. Alas, YK leaves the hospital before JE could stop her. Left w/ the baby, JE actually goes to the adoption agency to put the child up for adoption. She agonizes over doing such a deed, and it wasn't till days or a week later that she learns the truth about her own birth mother does she make the decision to cancel the adoption and take the baby to YK's mom.

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haha, i sound like i really dislike the show, but in fact, i really want it to be good and watched 6 whole episodes.

I just need the YE to stand up for herself, i can ignore the insanity that is YK...

Anyhoo, i'll give it another try

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Funny thing about this drama...I liked the first few episodes...stopped watching once the makjang kicked in...went back a little later out of pure boredom (skipping ahead a few episodes)...and now I'm totally digging the storyline again. I think the characters are more well rounded and the relationships a bit more complex in humanistic way. Keep the momentum team!

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Thorn Birds is the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the story is really good
the leader actor and actress are chemistry between them

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i'm liking this drama too! it's quite addictive i must say! i think to each is own!???

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This show is so addicting. I'm only up to episode 11 so I have to catch up but I'm glad they didn't extend it.

I love Thorn Birds

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It's definitely addicting! I watched episodes 10 to 14 online until the wee hours of the morning. Whew! I also love the 2nd guy lead. He's so good to the female lead. I hope they'll end up together in the end and please no to tragic ending!!!!!

Dramas can be unrealistic sometimes but a character like the 2nd female lead could exist in real life. Evil, greedy, inhumane, etc...I didn't believe there was such a person like that before, too but I encountered someone like her last month. I'm still reeling in disbelief so I can really relate with this.

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i want jung eun with kang woo please! :) young jo doesnt deserve to be with her

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Oh my goodness!!! Why are Wednesday-Thursday dramas sooo good?? I started off watching 49 Days, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Then I tried watching Royal Family, which instantly hooked my undivided attention with its plot. Then I decided to give Thorn Birds a chance, even though I had read several negative reviews and comments saying that it was boooring. BUT I fell in love with this drama right away!!!! This drama is my absolute fave out of the three dramas. I'm soooo sad that there won't be an extension!!! I don't know what I'm going to do when I finish watching this series. I will go through some serious withdrawal symptoms, I expect.

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I really agree Jung Eun with Kang Woo! Please!!!! Young Jo even believed the evil YK when she said that JE uploaded the video but Kang Woo couldn't believe it when he found out. He was also easily seduced by that psycho. KW loves JE more than YJ. He has no other girl in mind. So KW totally deserves our beautiful JE.

And besides, it's easy to fall in love with KW. Well, in real life. lol For a change TB writers, can you let the second lead be win?

Go Team Kang Woo!

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I mean can you let Kang Woo win and be with Jung Eun in the end? Please!!!

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I know it's just drama but I really hate when YK cries. Ok nuff said.

Go Team Kang Woo for pretty Jung Eun!:)

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The cow eye lady was ugly as a child and is still ugly. If I were the plastic surgeon, I wouldn't know how to fix her face. How did she even become an actress in the first place?

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the actress on the right with her face facing front looks like mrs potato-head

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I don't understand why you people judge Kim Min Jung like that. Ugly? If she is ugly, what does that make of us average looking people? She's one of the good looking actresses in Korea. As far as I know, she's looked like that since her childhood days. Like somebody said she's well known for her big eyes. It pains me to hear the comments from Thorn Bird fans who hate her character judging Kim Min Jung as herself. She's one of the most versatile actresses out there who can act very nice and very evil. No offense to Han Hye Jin's fans, but acting wise, I find KMJ more convincing and more expressive. She was really good particularly in Fashion 70's and New Heart.

Enough on the looks. For people who criticize her eyes: I guess she really succeeds in portraying Yoo Kyung, as she supposed to be freaky. And she achieved it with her eyes. That's freaking awesome to me! You have confirmed her awesome acting, people.

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Yuck, her double eyelids. It makes her look so freaky. I think she would be better without them. Ugh.

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I haven't seen this drama yet but definitely will watch this after the episodes end so that when I'll watch it, it will be continuous to the end. I love Joo Sang Wook so much after watching him for the first time in Giant. What do you think, was he also good here? I can't wait to watch this drama because of him, and if the drama is good, that will be an added bonus, just like the Giant!!!
By the way, thanks for the comments. I really enjoyed reading all your comments, at least it gives me an idea that i'll be looking forward to watch another nice drama and Joo Sang wook is there too....

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Having eyes like Kim Min Jung's could also indicate thyroid disease.

Those with this disease have big, slightly bulging eyes, and they are always thin and skinny.

As for the YK character, really think the best ending will be for her to disappear forever from everyone's lives. The best way is suicide - as so often happens in kdramas! Otherwise she will just torture JE forever. And destroy HB's happiness, innocence and security.

Don't feel the love YJ has to JE is deep, strong and passionate enuf. Directors please do something. JE deserves a man who is crazy about her.

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Please Team Thorn Birds made 2nd lead, Kang woo to be the one who will be with Jung Eun!! :D She deserves better than young jo

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I agree that her childhood pictures are the same. I'm pretty sure it's her LIPS she did. If you look closely, she used to have a nice cupid's bow, but now she has a fat upper lip in the drama as if she overdone it with silicone. That's only my opinion.

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Has anyone done episode recaps for this drama? Some bits I don't understand and want someone to explain to me!

I really like the ending, but wish there was more chemistry between the two leads. The lead girl is too shy even after they get together.

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