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King of Dramas: Episode 15

It’s like there’s a little extra magic in this episode, though I’m not quite sure if that’s due to the floodgate of feelings becoming more or less open, or whether this cast’s sparkling chemistry has just gotten… More sparkly? Is that a thing?

I can say my love for Anthony took another exponential leap, because it’s kind of hard not to love a man who can be so glib about buying his girl winged pads while scoffing at her tendency to embarrassingly weep at a movie she’s seen a hundred times, only to sit through it all the same. This goes for most of the characters in this show this hour, and not just Anthony: Love is in the air. And it’s a lot of fun to watch.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break, and in case you missed it, King of Dramas will only be airing Episode 17 on Tuesday of next week, while Episode 18 will air the following week, with a special to wrap up the series. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

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EPISODE 15: “We Have Crossed the Rubicon”

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Go-eun chickens out on confessing her feelings to Anthony, instead choosing to call out once he’s gone: “I like you! I said, I like you!”

Here is where this show is awesome (again): Anthony heard her. He seems shocked by the confession, and they both spend time alone to sort out their thoughts.

Anthony’s fur collar makes a reappearance the next day at work, where he finds Dong-seok sighing over pictures of the Maknae FD he’s in love with (according to Maknae Goo). Anthony chides him for being unable to separate his personal life from work, in a way that makes me think he doth protest too much.

Meanwhile, Min-ah can’t seem to set the record straight with CEO Oh about her scandal with Hyun-min. I love that he tells her that regardless if it’s Hyun-min or Anthony, her taste in men is low. Ha.

Hyun-min seems less concerned about the scandal than he is about his expiring contract for his Korean beef sponsorship, and taunts Min-ah on set by making kissy faces at her.

She makes sure to remind him that she’s out of his league, still thinking that he’s suffering from unrequited love. He balks at that once she’s gone, finding the thought absurd.

Go-eun overhears two high school girls discussing Kyungsung Morning at the convenience store, and how they’re unhappy with the latest events. She ends up running into Anthony on the way back only to have him chide her for picking up junk food, and she’s too nervous to stammer out coherent sentences.

Luckily, Mom’s paid a visit to her studio with home-cooked food, which Go-eun gobbles up gratefully. It’s cute that Mom has been watching even the reruns of Kyungsung, though she’s the second person to bring up some hesitation about a recent betrayal turn for Min-ah’s character, even though Go-eun claims it’ll all be cleared up later.

With these recent bouts of light criticism in mind, Go-eun decides to re-watch all the episodes of Kyungsung while simultaneously studying the scripts.

Hyun-min’s side hasn’t done a good enough job in squashing the scandal rumors, so the press machine is still going strong in declaring Hyun-min and Min-ah a celebrity couple.

To make matters worse, Hyun-min’s beef sponsor representatives want to renew his contract… if he’ll sign on with Min-ah for a couple concept. Hyun-min doesn’t want to see his precious money go to anyone but him and rejects the offer with gusto.

Min-ah takes Anthony out not to clear up the rumors (he already knows it’s all ludicrous) but to introduce him to wealthy conglomerate chief director Kim Sang-jik, who wants to bring Anthony onboard as CEO of their drama production company. Which means a high salary and tons of benefits.

However, Anthony declines the offer, citing that he’s done working under other people. “With my own hands, making World Productions the best in Asia – no, the whole world – is my personal goal.”

CD Kim decides to take Anthony on a little tour to see if he changes his mind, which includes an incredibly spacious office just waiting for him. If Anthony were to accept, his position would also include managing actors – and the first one would be Sung Min-ah. Ah, so that’s her stake in all this.

You can see Anthony’s eyes light up at the sight of the office, and even more so when the terms are described – it’ll still be World Productions, owned by none other than Anthony Kim, aided along by a hefty investment from CD Kim each year. In return, they’d want almost fifty percent of the profit.

Once Anthony asks the reason, CD Kim explains that it’s because they want to surpass Empire Productions. He also appeals to Anthony’s ego in crediting him for making Empire what it is today. There doesn’t seem to be any shadiness going on from either end. The offer seems sincere.

And Anthony must pick up on that too, since he agrees to the deal.

Later, as he and Min-ah look out at the vista of Seoul from their new office window, she tells him, “You’ll finally be able to realize your dream. Watching you succeed while staying near you is also the dream that I hoped for.”

She smiles, and he returns it, clearly hopeful for the future.

While Go-eun studies the scripts even later that night, Anthony looks out at the world from his rooftop as CD Kim’s words about creating Asia’s best production company echo in his mind. “That’s right, the time has come,” he thinks to himself.

And how cute is it that Go-eun has Anthony listed in her phone as Bong-dal? She has to work up a lot of courage to call him, and when she finally does, he cuts her off by saying he’s in a meeting. Aww.

We cut back to him on the rooftop as we hear him in voiceover: “From this moment on, my own legend will begin again.”

But, a call from Go-eun interrupts him again, though this time he’s caught in his lie since she’s staring straight at him from her rooftop. Ha. She tells him to gather the crew for a meeting tomorrow morning.

At the meeting, Go-eun explains to the creative team that she wants to revise episodes eleven and twelve. She’s looking to make Min-ah’s character less vague by laying groundwork for an episode thirteen reveal earlier, so that the audience won’t turn against her like her mom and those high school girls.

Unfortunately though, that means they’ll have to halt filming for four days while she revises the script, which means two dreaded words: Live shoot. Min-ah’s dubious of Go-eun’s promise that she can get it done, only to have Anthony back her up: “She says she can do it, so why don’t we try believing Writer Lee? Just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean we should avoid what we see as a problem.”

Hyun-min notices the tender way Go-eun smiles at Anthony, and so does Min-ah. Eek.

The World office is busier than usual as Anthony stresses to Go-eun that this decision means their schedule will no longer allow for an inch of leeway. So later on, if there’s a problem with the script, they’ll have to shoot it anyway because there’ll be no time to fix it.

She understands the gravity of the decision to go into live shoot, and Anthony’s voice goes even graver as he likens their journey to Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon river in 49 BC. Like Caesar, they’ve now passed the point of no return.

In order to help Go-eun while she’s under studio arrest for the revisions, Anthony brings her multivitamins, ginseng, and other nice things he thinks she’ll need. Then he pulls out maxi pads like it’s no big deal, because he’s bought every kind without knowing her preference.

At her mortified face, he asks innocently, “Why, you don’t use the ones with wings?” HAHAHA. Oh. My. God. Wiping away tears from laughing so hard.

“Isn’t it weird for a man to buy these for a woman?” Go-eun asks.

“I’m not a man, but a producer. You’re not a woman, but a writer,” Anthony replies. It’s adorable that he’s taking such good care of her… until he reveals that he’s camping out in her studio to make sure she works ‘round the clock, because she’s no Kim Soo-hyun. (Alas, he’s talking Writer Kim Soo-hyun and not actor Kim Soo-hyun, and her most recent credits include the highly acclaimed currently-airing cable hit, Childless Good Fortune.)

Hilariously, Director Nam has to remind CP Lee to simmer down and trust in Go-eun to pull through.

Hyun-min gets some bad news for his Korean beef CF: Either he signs on with Min-ah, or they’ll go with superstar Jang Dong-gun and his wife. Ha.

He pulls Min-ah aside to give her the offer, which she thinks is just another method for him to try and get closer to her. He reassures her that there’s only one reason he’s asking (in English): “Money.”

So she agrees, on the basis that he conduct an interview and use any other means necessary to clear up their scandal.

Anthony and Go-eun end up disagreeing on a story point where Hyun-min’s character is supposed to give up his dreams to save the woman he loves, with Anthony claiming that only an idiot would give up his dream for love.

Go-eun’s floored, since she’s firmly in the camp that love conquers all. Out of frustration, she asks Anthony, “Have you ever been in love at all?” Which he throws right back at her, because at least he’s no virgin.

She asks him if kissing and sleeping with someone equals love, and he shrugs, “What else is there to it?” He’s sure he’s in the right because at least he has more experience than she does, and their frank bickering is adorable. Mostly because he knows Go-eun well enough to know she won’t back down.

And she doesn’t, because she sneaks the post-it note he took off back onto the board. Ha.

At the same time, Anthony’s mom worries for him and his inability to open his heart to someone, because he’s had to pretend to be strong all his life. She feels responsible for putting him through the hardships that led to who he is now.

Anthony returns to the studio later to find Go-eun watching Love Letter, a Japanese film from 1995 which she claims to have watched one-hundred times, and one which she needs to watch to get into the right emotional space for the script.

So he ends up sitting with her through the movie, his facial expressions growing increasingly sour as Go-eun starts blubbering like a baby during a scene. This is amazing.

There comes a point during the movie that Anthony starts looking at Go-eun – really looking at her. Every smile, every change in her expression. It’s like he’s seeing her in a completely new light, and my guess would be that he is.

At a moment Go-eun finds endlessly romantic, Anthony just seems to shrug, causing her to call him out: “I mean it. I don’t think you’ve ever been in love. Have you ever shed tears for love?”

In response, Anthony books it out of there and confronts himself in the mirror: “Anthony, are you crazy? This is nonsense. How can that tomboy look so pretty in my eyes?”

He tears up at that, and turns to his pills to stop from crying.

He’s spacy at the next World meeting, and pulls a very Go-eun-esque move when she spots him staring at her from his rooftop… by ducking down to hide before stalking back into his office. Ha. Invisibility cloaks are so last year.

After receiving a call that he’s to meet with the Chairman of the conglomerate buying him out, Anthony finds Go-eun asleep at the helm in her studio. He starts to cover her with a blanket before he has a crisis about liking her, and decides to just back away slowly instead.

She brings the revised scripts the next morning, and Anthony praises her for a job well done after leisurely reading through. Huzzah!

The new scenes are filmed and broadcasted, with everyone on the team pleased with the revisions. Even Dong-seok gets swept up while watching, and of course, gets chided by Anthony for it.

Best news? Ratings have jumped, leaving Hyun-min and Min-ah secretly giddy as they watch the live broadcast from their phones on set. They eventually break 20% as the romance develops, and we see the fervor build up through headline snippets.

Hyun-min is interviewed due to the show’s rising popularity, and is so not-himself it’s funny. He handles the questions all suave and debonair, doing what Min-ah asked by confirming that they are not dating. It’s cute that he reminds her he’s fulfilling his promise through thinly-veiled code, though I’m sure it’s so she keeps her end of the bargain as well.

And she does, since we find him on set for the beef CF. Min-ah shows up and catches the light in such a way that she looks angelic, which has Hyun-min practically drooling as he realizes how attractive she is.

Of course, the only way he can express this new sense of wonder is by asking her whether she got a botox shot recently. HA.

They film the CF successfully, even though Min-ah is less than enthused despite the perks of getting money and beef. (Which, to me, are some pretty nice perks.)

She does end up finding out, through Hyun-min, that Anthony and Go-eun have been spending every day together writing for the show, though. And that does not make her happy.

Anthony ends up getting Go-eun medicine since she’s caught a cold, and responds to her giggling by telling her to cut it out before he gets used to it. D’aww. A-dorable.

He drives her home, which means she gets to overhear their conversation when Min-ah calls him, asking to meet later. When Anthony tells Go-eun that they’ll be relocating to a bigger office, she hesitates to ask whether Min-ah had a hand in helping him.

He admits that she did the introductions, and tells her that he’ll get her a bigger studio with a better view so she can prepare for the next show, with Min-ah as the lead. Casting her again was one of the conditions of the contract, as it seems.

At dinner, Anthony has to pretty much ask Min-ah to let Go-eun write her next project, which she claims to have no objection to as long as the script is good. She does mention that she wants him to answer her question by tomorrow, and it seems to take Anthony a second to realize that it’s what she asked him on the rooftop: “Can you tell me that you don’t have any feelings for me?”

He mulls over this in the car, until his vision suddenly blurs, almost causing him to get into an accident. Oh no. If what I think is happening is happening… it better not be.

At least we have a hero who actually sees a doctor when he’s sick, but the results are inconclusive until he gets more tests. The doctor is of the mind that Anthony’s sudden vision problems could be a side effect of his antidepressants.

Hyun-min ends up giving his manager lessons on how to woo the ladies, since both he and Dong-seok have their eyes on the same Maknae FD. Step one is to send her sexy smiles often, so that she’ll eventually ask, “Why do you smile like that whenever you see me?” Step two would be to reply with something like, “Your eyes make me smile.”

Even his manager cringes at the cheesiness, and Min-ah balks when she catches Hyun-min sending his “sexy smile” her way. She ends up throwing up in her mouth a little in horror. Haha.

Anthony checks in on Go-eun, who’s still working nonstop despite her fever and sickness. He tries to leave her in order to attend his important dinner meeting with the chairman of Taesan Group (the one buying them out), but goes back to check on her one more time.

And good thing, too, since she’s passed out on the floor. He drops the phone with Min-ah still on the other end, so she hears him frantically telling Go-eun to wake up. She must know something’s happened.

Anthony carries Go-eun to the car and rushes her to the hospital, while Min-ah attends the dinner meeting alone.

Anxiety is written all over his face as he finds himself in bumper-to-bumper traffic, though it’s hard to tell if it’s over Go-eun or the missed meeting. (Or both.)

Either way, he decides to abandon his car on the road in order to carry Go-eun to the hospital, where she’s treated for her high fever. He waits at her bedside until she regains consciousness, having completely forgotten about the meeting until she mentions it. At her urging, he hurries out. Is he too late?

We see Min-ah fighting back tears at the dinner venue before Anthony shows up… and her table is now empty. He’s too late.

She confronts him on choosing Go-eun: “What problem is greater than your dream, your future? Was Writer Lee Go-eun such an important person to you?”

He pauses for a long while, his face impassive at first, until his eyes seem to glisten with unshed tears. When she prompts him again, he finally answers, “That’s right. Lee Go-eun is an important person to me. I finally realized it… How important Lee Go-eun is to me.”

 
COMMENTS

What a great episode. I had been wondering if there was a more sinister purpose to the introduction of such a perfect contract, especially when Anthony really seemed to get his hopes up about it. In the end it looks like it really was just a great deal, one he would have been a fool to miss out on. (A fool in love, anyway.) Showing his eagerness to go through with this deal worked to really bring home the weight of his sacrifice, because we know how much this meant to him. If even I’m left feeling crushed, how bad does he have it?

It was nice to see Anthony and Go-eun’s perspectives on love clash in relation to the drama, only to have Anthony actually face that same crisis he’d so readily scoffed at: Love, or dreams? They’re not always mutually exclusive, but let’s face it – it wouldn’t be all that interesting if they weren’t. The thing is, while Old Anthony was a huge tool, I never believed him to be a bad person. We were shown how much he was emotionally affected by his choices even if he didn’t seem to possess that compass at the time of decision-making, so his gradual shift into this caring papa bear for the World team feels like less of a change and more of an unveiling, which is why his decision to choose Go-eun resonates with me.

What we’re seeing now is who Anthony really is, but in order to protect himself, he’s created this whole persona (literally adopting a new name) to hide his vulnerabilities. It’s why I appreciate that Go-eun has him as “Bong-dal” in her phone, and takes the opportunity to call him that when she can. She knows he’s not Anthony Kim, but Kim Bong-dal, and he’s acknowledged the same, sort of. It wasn’t one woman’s love that melted the iceman’s heart (like every other drama ever), but his need to love and be loved finally coming to the fore. I just love that about Anthony.

So, all that is just a really long way of saying: I would have been very surprised if he’d chosen the meeting over Go-eun. Accepting that it was a foregone conclusion that he’d choose to save her instead leaves me eager to see the fallout. Will he harbor some resentment that being Kim Bong-dal caused him to miss out on a grand opportunity, or will he take this as an opportunity to do something even greater? (If he can make a ratings hit working out of a glorified shoebox, what does he even need all that space for, anyway?)

Anthony’s ongoing eye problems are a bit concerning considering his mother’s condition, but I’m cautiously optimistic that the dreaded Dramatic Disease trope will be handled with a wink, just like the way this show handled the usual I’m Going To Confess But You’ll Miss It, Let’s Wallow In Misunderstandings For Nine More Episodes trope by having Anthony actually hear Go-eun’s confession. How perfect was that?

 
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yes!!
the power of refreshing page every 5 min
love is in the air~
i smell it

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Lolz

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Thank you for the recap!

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Thank you again for the recap!

I too loved this episode, however I am a little confused with the new company coming on board, so I would appreciate anyone helping me understand. Anthony would keep his production company, the same name and he is bought out by a production (bigger) company? So, are they coming in to invest in his company and nothing more (no changes, no messing with his management style etc...)? So it is a production company (World Productions) within a production company (Taesan Group) like with Empire (except there, Anthony didn't have a production company, right)?

I really loved the scene with the pads and how Anthony crossed some boundaries, and yet acted as if nothing was the matter. That really brought to mind that phrase used often in Kdramas: "I don't see you a [Read more]

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Oh, there's so much to say about love... Some things that I want to talk about concern next episode so I'm not gonna bring them up, yet. But I just love how these two, Anthony & Go-Eun, fall in love so naturally and, in a way, effortlessly. They really grow on each other and realize they're in love when it's "too late". I absolutely like this kind of romances because I don't believe in love on first sight. Infatuation, sure, a crush, strong emotions, yes, but not love. To love somebody you have to KNOW him/her and you cannot know another person if you've just met him/her. For Anthony & Go-Eun it's love because they both know what kind of person the other is.

I think you're right about Go-Eun knowing intuitively what love is even though she hasn't experienced it yet. Her family l [Read more]

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Thank you Lilly, I appreciate it. I will read it a little later.

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Hello Arawn,

Good to see you here :-). Thank you so much for your quite insightful comments. I am probably in the minority in this, but for the longest time, I didn't think that Anthony was actually in love with GE. I felt that many of his gestures were friendly, and I didn't feel that he exhibited the behavior of someone in love, necessary. All along as I watched, I kept feeling that Anthony was behaving like someone who was becoming really good friends with GE, and who was trusting her, also becoming good business partners, in a way.

I am saying this partly because I have had very good and close male friends, with whom I shared a lot of things (emotional and other wise), with whom I opened up and who let me be close to them, and yet we did not have romantic feelings for one anoth [Read more]

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Maybe we are programmed to see the ‘falling in love process” as something that is more of a stormy, crazy, passionate kind than what was going on with Anthony and Goeun. Most romantic comedies, not only Korean, have that kind of love development – hot feelings, going out of your mind over the other person. So, you’re right: what Anthony had been doing for Goeun may have been done by a good friend or a mentor. But…I think he had a soft spot for her from the beginning . Anthony , who is originally a good man gone astray because of his circumstances, had been surrounded by money mongers, back stabbers, sharks and divas, so someone like Goeun, was very refreshing and made him feel very comfortable . Especially as she kept supporting him and proving herself worthy of his trust [Read more]

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Oh, your explanation was excellent! I completely agree with it. There was more going on than pure platonic friendship between these two almost from the start. I don't think you just smile like Anthony smiles often at Go-Eun if there's nothing else but friendly feelings and especially if the guy in question is normally as reserved as Anthony is.

One sign was Mina. She had dated Anthony and she knows Anthony pretty well, at least old Anthony. So if SHE can catch something going on between Anthony & Go-Eun, I think we should trust her instincts. And she did catch it pretty early as you can see it for example in the restaurant & karaoke scene.

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My take on Anthony falling love... I do agree with you up to a point. Go-Eun's confession was important for Anthony's feelings flare up in real. This is the part where Go-Eun not being Anthony's type of a woman comes to play - he wouldn't have even considered her without some kind of push from outside. Even before the confession there was something there, I believe. It wasn't love yet but I've personally felt that it was more than just a platonic kind of affection. I have male friends myself, too, so I do think that man and woman can be friends but in this case those smiles Anthony was giving to Go-Eun looked to me like there was something romantic in play, too. It's a bit difficult describe as English is not my first language... It's like there WAS something, but it was very small and fli [Read more]

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I think I'll probably marathon all episodes of KoD after the next Tuesday before the final episode. I can try to answer better then to the questions what were the signs of Anthony's growing affection + why I think he didn't love Mina.

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I am saving the last two for the weekend of jan 5/6 - of course, if I manage to stay strong. But before I watch the last two (or 3 with the special) I'm going to marathon through the first 16 (or maybe Anthony Goeun highlights only) in my pj's, with snack and hot chocolate and my best (male) friend who loves the drama as much as I do.

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You do know that the last episode will air only on 7th? :) So if you plan to watch KoD on next weekend, you'll have only one new episode, ep. 17.

But your plan for marathon sounds good! I just showed this drama to my bf last night and he actually like it so I'm gonna watch it with him. I won't be able to marathon with him as he has to work + wouldn't probably be THAT into drama anyway, but these episodes I can watch over and over. Besides, my man has a great taste in men: he, too, thinks that Anthony is HAWT! And we admired his suits together. XD

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Hello Arawn, (again :-) )

I so appreciate your response and how quick it was, I really do. This is helping me. I will be honest and say that at the beginning and for a long time, I didn't think that GE had feelings for Anthony either. Many things made me think that, maybe because their growing affection for each other was so subtle, but I also felt that it could be argued either way (whether they were falling in love or just becoming really close friends). I did see how Anthony was becoming protective of GE, in front of others and when they got lost with the food. I saw how he panicked when he thought she had amnesia and all the other things Anthony did for GE. However, as I said in my previous comment, I could argue it either way, since I have very close male friends who feel as protec [Read more]

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One thing might be just the awesome chemistry these two have - had from the first moment on. It's so electrifying and sweet at the same time that I just can't but seeing some underlying sexual & romantic feelings everywhere. ;) But seriously, there are friends who clearly have this "friendly vibe" and nothing more. You just don't see them as lovers at any point. Then there are friends who look like more lovers to be even though they might not actually do any romantic gestures yet. But I'll get back to these things later...

What comes to Go-Eun, I think that if she wasn't a type of woman Anthony would imagine himself to be interested in, same goes for him, too. Go-Eun wouldn't have ever imagined that she could like this guy and yet, at the end, she does. They both went through same k [Read more]

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One of the most popular girls from a show called TAlking with Beauties (pretty foreign women chatting mostly about culture shock and Korean men) was from Finland. She was extremely popular and now she runs her own makoli bar in Seoul. I've been planning ot go there.

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I knew there was one but didn't know she has a bar nowadays. I must visit it when I'll go to Seoul next time!

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Hello Arawn and Chickletta,

Thank you so much for your comments and responses. I have been fighting a really bad cold :-( and working long hours this weekend (using my breaks to come and respond to your messages). I now have new questions and some comments of my own (after reading your new responses), so I hope that you will be patient with me (please) and check back here later. I am working all day today, so I am not sure that I will be able to respond during the day (it is currently 5:49am here in Northern California, and I will start work soon).
I also do need to take the time to read carefully your responses again (I just skimmed through them), and think through my own responses that I will post.

I appreciate our conversations so much (here and in the past recaps) because our [Read more]

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Firstly, I am in agreement with your observation between AK-LGE's attraction to each other.

Their attraction reminds me sooo much of Pride and Prejudice - that stalwart of all Love stories - by Jane Austen.

When reading up on KMM after seeing him in this drama, I read on another site that many fans opined that he should play Mr. Darcy in the Korean version of P & P. I think this drama KoD is the closest to that we are going to get for now - AK is very much like the proud Mr. Darcy and LGE is much like the innocent, opinionated and prejudiced Ms. Eliza Bennet!

These 2 characters (AK-LGE) bring out the best and sometimes the worst in each other. Their evolving relationship has been a delight to watch. The actors have done an excellent job for such a short drama (within the o [Read more]

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I knew about that darn SBS awards ceremony - just mixed up my weekends. Now that I know ep17 is up I am dying to watch it but I made a personal promise that I'll save the last two plus the special for the weekend of Jan 12. Jan 11 is my birthday, so I may start watching right after the party. This is a way for me to practice delayed gratification that I am not particularly good at. It's haaaard. I won't even stop by here fearing spoilers. So, after I'll have quite a bit to read. Keep those comments coming.

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Lol! Congrats to your power you deserve it ^_^

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Yey! Finally here. Thanks for the recap :)

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I love the part where AK brought all the stuff that he bought her... especially the sanitary pads. LOL!

The part where he piggybacked GE to the hospital, I wonder, what happened to his car. Seems it was smack in the middle of traffic... I mean, in real life, what would happen to it...

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haha towed away? anyway, i also wonder how Go-eun went home... in just her socks and with no money??

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She could flash her sweetest smile and beg someone from the hospital to give her a ride home... hehehe

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oh yes! but i'm not sure if it works in real life. LOL.

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Maybe she has some money in her pocket, so she can take a cab home. Or just take a cab first and pay when she gets off?

Hmm, we're really thinking too much, aren't we? ;D

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He called one of his guys to go get it. That is what I decided.

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Best episode ever.
Bar none.

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i just rewatched ep 2 and now i realized why Go-eun called out "お元気ですか?私は元気です!" in the onsen while in Japan!

her favorite line from her favorite movie!

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Oh, the ogenki desuka thing (pardon my spelling, no time to google)? I thought she was just practising basic Japanese phrases...

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she could be but i thought it's a sweet touch for the writer to use the exact lines from the movie (the epic scene in the snowfield) :) ...and only for this little linkage revealed much much later

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I agree. I hope the upcoming episodes will be just as awesome as the past ones or that there'll be no future scene that could spoil the awesomeness that we've had. But for his work thus far, the writer has done a great job and he should deserve to be nominated for Best Writer. It won't be for the Drama Awards this 31 Dec, I guess, maybe next year...

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I forget the name of the movie, but it's a really popular line.
I think she was quoting the movie since she was saying the lines just like in the movie.

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Oh, I didn't catch that! Hilarious!

I also just was going to chime in and say the part when Anthony rather sourly said, "O genki desu ka? O genki desu! Is that supposed to be romantic?" made me laugh forever.

Man, my auto correct hates romaji.

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Yeah me too. I keep on replaying that scene. Lol! That look on his face!~ :D

My favorite episode... so far. :)

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Does Kim Myung Min speak fluent Japanese in real life? Just curious.

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his wife is from japan i think... not sure if his wife is korean jap or a gyopo korean... but the wife is really pretty and their love story is really cute i think i read it here in db or something but my memory is really bad haha

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Thanks, HeadsNo2! Hope you're feeling better.

I love all the screenshots you have here! I like the part when "Dong-seok gets swept up while watching, and of course, gets chided by Anthony for it". It was a very short moment so I'm glad to see the pic here :)

From what I recall from past episodes, Go-Eun's character is consistent in that she doesn't talk unnecessarily. For instance, in the car when Mina called, she simply kept quiet and she didn't probe further though it seemed like she wanted too. I thought there was some awkward silence in the car, but not sure if it's because she was unwell. And I like it that Anthony was the one who broke the silence and shared with her about the investment.

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OK, did anyone else think of MNIKSS when the call came in from Minah?

Because in MNIKSS, it was JRW as Skinny, on the other end talking to Hyun Bin as Samshik. If GE has made her presence known, it would have been a total steal from that show.

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I did not think of MNIKSS but I do remember that scene now that you've mentioned it.

Here's the MNIKSS ep, for reference (for my reference actually, hee!): http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/09/my-name-is-kim-sam-soon-episode-11/

This is the second mention of Hyun Bin in this thread! :)

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Yup. Totally reminded me of that scene and in City Hall as well. ;)

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I just watched this ep just now and though I laughed so hard over sanitary-pads and Min-ah bathing in a new light (literally!) I dislike Go-eun's fainting spell and the missed appt cos it is so tried and overused. And so not like Anthony. And why do I feel that Anthony's eye problem is going to be yet another overly-used plot devise? Maybe the news of the extension raise my suspicions, but I really like this show and hope that it continues its punch all the way to the end. Thanks for the recap!!

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i may have a little too much faith in the writer but somehow i feel as if its intentional? this show puts all of the most overused drama antics into the show in its own satirical way..

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I agree with you.
They put the cliched plot element in that normally would take 4 weeks to conclude, and dismiss it with one or two lines.

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Thanks for the recap :)
a very nice episode.....
and LOL @I’m Going To Confess But You’ll Miss It, Let’s Wallow In Misunderstandings For Nine More Episodes :D

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Looking for a copy of Love Letter after I watched the episode. Found one but the download is VEEEEEERRRYYY SSLLLOOOWWWW... >.<

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Thank you HeadsNo2! I really like this "I’m Going To Confess But You’ll Miss It, Let’s Wallow In Misunderstandings For Nine More Episodes." Good job!

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You can find it posted on Dramacrazy today...

It's a makjang movie...

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Gotta watch it later. And hopefully I'll be able to find any tiny hints to what this drama going to do next. Ahaha!

and yep!! Episode 15 is ...

THE.BEST.EPISODE.EVER.
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Really, this drama keeps getting better and better, each episode topping the previous one. This episode was so light and fluffy, so rom-com...and i mean that in a good way. ^_^

My favorite parts:
1) The entire scene when Anthony and Go Eun were watching the movie "Love Letter"
2) When Go Eun smiled and Anthony said "Don't smile. You're growing on me."...which just made Go Eun smile even more. I wonder if she knew just how much Anthony was being serious at that time. ^_^

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I love this drama. I love how the characters have developed so far. I've watched till episode 16 but I still view the recaps on dramabeans. With two more episodes to go, I hope they are able to tie up all the story lines properly.

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Re: "Anxiety is written all over his face as he finds himself in bumper-to-bumper traffic, though it’s hard to tell if it’s over Go-eun or the missed meeting. (Or both.)"

I felt that he really was genuinely, sincerely, truly, madly, deeply concerned for Go-Eun. Seems that the appointment was the last thing in his mind at that point. Sweet, right?

Actually he didn't have to watch Love Letter with her, but he did :)

Anyway, I love Go-Eun's bags. Anthony also seemed to have a lot of bags! Of all the ties he wore, I don't fancy the one he wore during the Love Letter scene.

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He had totally forgotten about the appointment. You can tell when she reminds him. Frankly, no person with some heart would think about a career when they are carrying someone who is potentially cooking to death with them. Not even if it were a stranger, let alone a friend and romantic interest. The traffic is what had him worried, because he knew he had to get her there asap. Hence the piggyback.

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The old Anthony might. His mantra was, abandon your father if necessary!

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And yet he didn't abandon his mom. ;)

It was all an act. Even abandoning the biker was a strong blow for him. In his own soul, I mean, even if he didn't show it to others.

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agree! we have always caught glimpses of his conscience/humanity, just whether he chose to suppress it with his ambitions.

e.g. him jumping into the water to "save" go-eun (what are the odds since he doesn't even know how to swim? isn't AK all about statistics of success? haha)

or when he reinstated Go-eun as the writer (but because of pride(?) lied that it was Director Nam's decision)

or when he paid for the settlement fee after Go-eun beat up the students (except that he chose to leave her sleeping in the police station? ha)

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Yup, that's right. Anthony is such a dear. It was from that episode 1 that I knew he does have a heart, somehow, somewhere :)

But I think the old Anthony will not forget about the important deal.

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Anthony didn't really have a father to abandon, so I think it's something he said, but might not have quite understood the same way someone else might have. He didn't say mother, and I doubt he would have abandoned his mom like CEO Oh did his father.

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ah but AK went as far as to lie that both his parents are dead.. eeks.

maybe to him, his mom is Kim Bong Dal's mom and not Anthony's mom...

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Lying that his mom is dead is TOTALLY different from actually abandoning her. Deeds matter much more than words.

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I so agree with you Rotikirai!! I mean it. :D and I love your line "I felt that he really was genuinely, sincerely, truly, madly, deeply concerned for Go-Eun. "

Awh~ this drama grows on me so much. When I eat. When I breath. When I study (this is bad) :P. Even when I sleep. I think of Kim Bong-dal and Lee Go-eun!!! ahaha

kyaah! I LOVE THIS DRAMA SO VERY VERY MUCH! :D

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This episode inspired me to watch "Love Letter," and I simply cannot see what all the buzz is about. Am I heartless? I didn't shed a a single tear over this movie, and found myself dozing off a few times. It's not a bad movie, but c'mon Goeun - to watch it even a 2nd time...

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I was curious to want to watch it too. Haven't found one to download yet but I read the plot from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Letter_(1995_film). Very lengthy write-up and seems to me like it's a complicated story. Kinda turns me off. Is it complicated?

Have you all seen the Making-of vid for the AK-Ge Love Letter scene? As usual, KMM-JRW's interactions are WOW!! I really wish there are subs for these vids!

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Kim Myung-min even fixed Jung Ryeo-won's hair to be able to see her face and stare at her genuinely. :-) Hihi!

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Yes, I imagine it's hard tapping into a character's emotions while staring at pretty hair. :P

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Hi, where did you guys see that? Can you guys post the links, please? Thanks :-)

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I posted it a bit further down. Here. ^_^

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it's not the best quality but you can watch it here with english subs. No, the story is not complicated at all. It's very simple, actually. http://www.veoh.com/watch/v16427107nDXmptdh?h1=Love+Letter+-+Part+1+of+4+eng+subs

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Awww... Robu Rettur!! 'Tis a classic for a reason. Scratch that, one of the greatest films ever made.
But when I first watched it back in the 90s I felt the same way as you. Then I rewatched it years later and was inconsolable. And everytime I rewatch it now I feel I take away something new from it. I love the way Proust's A la Recherche du Temps Perdu/ In Search of Lost Time was interlaced into its narrative. Then evil writer went and did it in KoD 16, too. *blubbers like Go-eun*

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I was wondering about this movie as well. I read the description on wikipedia (a long one, which I like), but I could not see the sadness in the synopsis. Still I am also wondering if this movie is going to get the same attention that An Affair to Remember had after being cried over by the female lead and the female lead's best friend (as well as the wife of the male lead's best friend hundreds of miles away) in Sleepless in Seattle. Apparently, Love Letter was releaded in the US but not on DVD; will the KofD help the movie's dvd? Wouldn't that be fun.

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''Will the KofD help the movie’s dvd?''
Can't speak for that, but evidently it did have some of us looking for DL links, heh.
It would be fun if this show did bolster DVD sales though!

NO! Don't go off the Wiki synopsis. It a) does it no justice and b) the film NEEDS to be experienced, the beauty is in its execution.
It's NOT a chick-flick *barf* -nothing remotely cheesy, overbaked about it -- it's unique. I would put it up there with something like Comrades: Almost a Love Story, or WKW's Days of Being Wild. Nothing like each other but simply as a testament to their quality.

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OK, I realise that last part probs wasn't helpful at all. What I meant was those three films are all incredibly unique Asian romances that are nothing remotely like any American counterpart. And no synopsis will be able to capture them truly. 'Nuff said.

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@supah-
It reminded me a bit of the Korean film Il Mare at the beginning - when a letter written to a non-address gets a response.

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I really really really liked Love Letter.
The camera work was beautiful, the music had the right light touch, the acting was wonderful.
It was funny and sweet. The love story had a sloooow build with a fantastic finish.
I can see why it would be her go-to romance to get in the right mood for writing.
Nothing in GM can feel like that movie, but the writer can try to capture the delicacy of love.

As far as how it relates to what the KOD writer is telling us is this: Love can be right in front of you, and if you are not paying very close attention, you could very well miss it.
It works perfectly for how Anthony finally sees GE for the important person she has become.

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Yeah, he finally sees her, only when time's run out for him. *blubbers*

I hope this arc was all part of the 'love-awakening'/Meloooo' meta. Plus nice little tribute to writers by profession world over. Realistically I wouldnt want this show to turn tragic to that degree. But meta or no - it affected us GOOD. Dammit writer Jang!

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Hello Jomo, does GM stand for Kyungsung Morning?

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Yes, sometimes it is spelled Gyungsung.

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As mentioned, I appreciate the fact that they don't pull the unrealistic "He changed because of her" trick. No person changes so fast, so radically and because of anyone. Especially not some girl they barely know. Plus, most kdrama leads only become good to the girls, not everyone else. So, not much changes. Of course you'll be nice when you want to get laid. :P

Bong Dal has always been a good person. Just one who tried to bury that self by forming one he could easily hate and coldly promote. He is much like Se Kyung from 'Cheongdamdong Alice', but he actually succeeded in what he set out to do. As you say, we're seeing the layers peel back and the real Kim surfacing because he chose to let it happen, but because he changed.

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Exactly. I like that the writer even had Anthiny/Bong Dal voice it: Remember when Min-Ah asked if Go-Eun made him change? He answered something like "This Anthony Kim decides himself when to change"

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Oh yes, as @wunderbar mentioned, here is the making of the movie watching scene. I love the good chemistry. It always translates well on-screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSjjCsdAcbI

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I find this scene just hilarious! We have a Go-eun who is bawling uncontrollably and an Anthony Kim with the look of contempt and disgust on his face. The stark contrast of our leads!

And when he finally 'realized' how beautiful she was, and just stared at her through the rest of the movie, I couldn't stop squealing! ahhh KOD, you are just perfect!

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Thanks for the link, Orion.

Can anyone share why KMM's making that fist action to his chest, and then grabbing JRW's wrist?? (around the 3.10 min)

and 0:55 min: when JRK touched his arm that had the Director laughing ?

Thanks heaps!

I wonder who's the NG King in KoD ;)

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I'd like to share some of highlights from BTS. FYI I deeply shippering KMM and JRW, though I know he's a married man. But whatever, since Mrs.Kim doesn't watch the BTS, I assumed, I just loooove to enjoy his husband wonderful chemistry with JRW. Ahaha!

BTS Love Letter!!! KMM!! In the scene of the drama he only stares and stares and stares to Go-eun, but when the camera off, KMM faces JRW and doing a heart beat motion with his hand into his heart and tell that this should be the "more expressive" side of Anthony. and JRW goes "Ah~ Anthony's?" referring that Anthony must be so nervous at that time to watch the-pretty-writer Lee Go-eun. And suddenly KMM grabs JRW's hand with a killer-stares. JRW can't help but just laugh and laugh. And after that, when they don't hold hand anymore, JRW ask [Read more]

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@ainiseunggi: OMG, OMG! You are so awesssommee! Thanks so much!!!!!! I really appreciate it very much!

멘붕 (Men-boong), Mental Breakdown state means KMM is still in character state, huh?

Have you seen the BTS vid for the Anthony-Min-ah kiss? Can you give a gist of what goes on there too, if you don't mind, pretty pleeasseee?

The way I see it, KMM's interaction with OJE is not as sizzling as that with JRW. Now, I wish to see some BTS of KMM & Siwon! And some NG shots of KMM! :D

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I'll add another thank-you for the link :)

Still cannot believe, there are only 2 series left, what will I do next...

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Go-eun's so cute in this episode.

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While Anthony's so sexy.

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The long awaited confession. *yeayy*

There's just so many things I love about this episode. But the one thing that really strikes me is the part when Anthony had to face the dilemma between his dream and the person he really cares about.

I love how just a few moments ago, he scoffed at the idea of Hyun-min's character giving up his dreams to save the woman he loves. Like it was the most ridiculous thing, letting some silly love meddle with your dreams.

And when he faced that same exact situation, he did that same thing. It didn't make sense at first, when he was in the room arguing with Go-eun about how sex = love. But he finally understands it, when he saw her laid there, unconscious.

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I think the important thing is that he only realizes what he did when it's all done. Rationally he may not have been able to accept the sacrifice, but he realizes that there is more than rationality and finally admits to himself - still stunned, because he is only getting to know that part of himself now - that he will indeed make this kind of sacrifice for a loved one, naturally, without noticing it at the time. I like how natural this felt for his character. He could already have known this about himself after saving the extra by risking his life.

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And can someone tell me how come Jung Ryeo-won seems to not age at all? She seems to have not age a day older since MNIKSS, 7 years ago!

And KOD PD, some kisses please?

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Oh and could you get the makeup artist to tie back her hair? Her hair's so thick, it's covering her beautiful face!

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Hah! At least in Episode 1 (Basically, 3 years ago) Lee Go-eun's hair's all tied up in ponytail. :-)

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She doesn't age cause she ate some Eternal Youth pills at History of the Salaryman ;)

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LOL!!! I like your response!

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hahaha good one..

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I love Jung Ryeo Won's smile! And her laugh and giggles are just so infectious. I think she has the most beautiful smile among the Korean actresses, it just lit up her face and you felt genuine cheer and warmth when she does that. Not the Miss Universe fixed smile kind of thing, hers is the effortless, sunshiny smile. When I first saw her in MNIKSS, she was smiling in a cable car, I thought how do you compete against that smile, I felt foreboding for the actual heroine. Of course, they had to make JRW's character clingy and weepy, and blind to boot for not seeing the hot doctor right in front of her, hah!

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She doesn't age because she lives in Korea, the capital of botox injections, lotions and potions, spas, massages, manicures, pedicures... the place where women take extremely good care of their looks with expensive creams, facials, proper diet, yoga, meditation... And if all of that fails, there are hundreds of plastic surgery clinics to go to.

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Just how awesome is this drama?

Anthony/Bong Dal and Go Eun are growing on me. So nice to see them discovering each other and even more importantly each of them realizing their own feelings.

This episode was sponsored by the pick-up line of the century: did you have a botox shot?

Side note: Anthony volunteered to stay at GE's to help her keep awake while she had to write. I've got some writing to do, so I was burning with jealousy.

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Yeah. Invading her place: He does that only for professional reasons, of course. Just adorable.

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ahahaha, I love Hyun-min and Min-ah. Especially Hyun-min, he is such a idiot but you like him for it.
And Love letter is a amazing film,so beautiful and sad as we. I watched it and I was a crying sobbing mess afterwards.
So people see it even if it a Japanese movie, it's directed by Iwai Shunji.

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I had also suspected awesome business offer, and watched the episode raw first. I also had thought that the way Minah had dressed up for the fancy dinner and her being the connection to the company might have been a sneaky way of introducing Anthony to a family member of some kind. Then I watched it subbed, and thought of my husband's company that he works for. They were owned by one guy who had been with the company for ages, but got bought by a foreign company. The foreign company gives them money every year, lets them do whatever they want, and just want some of the profits. It helps in years where there are dips in business by covering expenses when things are tight, and brings more business by being part of a bigger parent company. It seems to work out pretty well, and can be a very h [Read more]

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Happy Holidays DB family!
Thanks for the recap! Its ep15 and I'm still in love with the writer/story/characters.

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I love this show. Just. LOVE.

I still wanna mess up Anthony's hair. And I am forever going to call him Grumby Jello. Sorry KMM its a sign of affection when you get a ridiculous nickname from me.

I am so sad more people are not watching this flawless show. They are missing out.

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Usually in some other dramas, the male lead will get a haircut or some hair transformation by the drama's midpoint!

But I love his hair! I don't mind if it stays that way till the end :)

Yeah, I feel sad too. Poor Director, his previous drama You're Beautiful also suffered in ratings. But that time it was a young, not so well known cast and they were up against Iris, I think.

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There has been less fur in the later half of the drama... ;)

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his gelled hair reminds me of Tony Leung in In the Mood for Love. Not a bad association for our dear Anthony :)

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Yeah I'm sorry too. But who cares? Dismal ratings, lousy scheduling, nose-thumb by the network at the end-of-year awards -- I don't care. I'm glad KMM did this. Thanks to the excitement online & the great bts videos, I haven't had so much fun ever in K-drama. Gonna miss it so much.

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This episode was awesome!!! I laughed so much with the maxi pad scene... So disturbing but fun! I could relate to her embarassement.
I love how the writers developed the relationship between go eun and anthony because that's how love growns in real life and it's like watching a couple of friends falling in love: nothing forced, no obsessions attached, no wrist grabbing and other drama cliches. Even the love triangle can be intriguing but i don't hate min-ah, she loves him but doesn't act nasty/evil to get what she wants like other female antagonists.
I wanna know how are they gonna handle the eye disease, i hope it's just the meds... Right, writer-nim??? :(

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Why is Min-Ah so hung up on Anthony?

And I want Hyun-Min and Bit-na back together. They were hilarious!

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Me too! I miss Bit Na.

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I love Hyun-min and Bit-na! So cute!!!

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Can anyone give a summary on what`s the book °In Search of Lost Time`` all about? I tried to google but I got confused.

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In the Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du temps perdu) is a serial of books by Marcel Proust which was written in the early 1900s. I do think Jung Ryeo-wo is sort of "hunted" by Proust the way Hyun Bin is "hunted" by Anderson! It's been twice already that she appears in a drama talking about this novel (My Lovely Kim Sam Soon being the first).

I think the novel has like 7 books in it and each have a specific title, and the first one is about how the narrator remembered the taste of a madeleine being plunged into tea by his aunt ages ago. He then remembers his childhood at Combray where one of his neighbour was Swann (hence the first book untitled "Du côté de chez Swann" (="Swann's Way" in English I think)) (and that's the book being referred to in Kim Sam Soon).

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Thanks, colors, for enlightening us.

I don't get the Hyun Bin-Anderson part though...

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Actually it would be Andersen. HB liked the tale of the Little Mermaid, I don't remember what was the other one because I've hated Andersen's fairytales since I was a little kid. Too cold, too cruel...

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Sorry 'bout the spelling of Andersen. But wasn't the Snow Queen another sad and cruel Andersen fairytale?

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Marcel Proust's Recherche du Temp Perdu (Currently called In Search of Lost Time, but previously in English often called Remembrance of Things Past) is a series of 7 books. It tells the story of the narrator's life in a series of episodes and flashbacks, the most famous being when he eats a madeleine and the flavor transports him to a time and place when he ate them.

It's a fascinating book, that traces less the story of the narrator than those around him. So, in the beginning, we meet Odette and Swann - and the book is Swann's Way - and we learn all about them and their daughter Gilberte. In a subsequent book, we go down (literally) a different path - the Guermantes way - and explore the Guermantes family, who are noble and stuff, but who also hold secrets.

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But basically, in the drama, Proust conveys the importance of memory (through/)while Love Letter conveys the feelings of love, right? I haven't seen this movie (I just know the famous "o genki desu ka" and what the show and the beanies have revealed about it) and I still haven't finished reading all In Search of Lost Time, but there's not "much" about love is there?
(Charles Swann regretted loving Odette, didn't he? And that's in the first book (Swann's Way) which is probably the one that's being referred to in the movie and the drama for that matter. -Though sometimes, the second part of Swann's Way (focused on Swann rather than the narrator) is published aside 'cause you can read it on its own.-)

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Yep, in the end Swann regrets either loving Odette or at least marrying her.

In Search of Lost Time is mostly about memories and how the narrator reinterprets them, especially as he uncovers layers of lies and deceit. I think Swann's Way finishes with a sentence that sums it up as something like - memory is a type of regret.

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About the business deal, at first I thought is this some Empire trick? Or is Min-ah somehow related to that company, to the CEO maybe? How did she get that deal?

Even if it's a sincere deal, I'm just uncomfortable that it's Min-ah's help that will make Anthony become a legend again. Well, maybe she sees it as she needs to repay the debt that he made her a star, and of course, she wants to keep him near.

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I'm just a bit upset at the whole "saving the one you love" over the "fulfill your deam". Sure, Kim Bong Dal didn't have to check on Lee Go Eun one last time, but other than that, of you see someone (especially if you know them) in a state that makes you worry they might die, you don't just leave them alone.
Sure, he could have just called an ambulance instead of driving her, but well he might have been right because of the traffic or just the crazy idea that "I've got a car, let's not waste time".
But when he saw her passed out and burning form her fever, he just focused on her (hence forgetting his phone) like he went into a fire to rescue some old man who had caught his attention a few hours (minutes?) ago.
He isn't the same as when he let an unknown guy die by the side of the road [Read more]

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It's not some random place but a meeting arranged by the most influential actress in Korea (mina). The guy who was to meet Anthony is a fithy rich chaebol/corporation dude. He want to invest in Anthony's company and he is the big kahoona. You don't stand a guy like that up. Not even if your mother or wife is dying. This is the business world in Korea. In Korea, company comes first, then health, family, love. People go to work and kids to school when they have fever and other illnesses. So, Anthony not going there because his writer was sick... not good in the eyes of the big kahoona. Except, in the drama, for further plot development they made Mina smooth things over. While there may be other exaggerations here, this one certainly is not.

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Really? I thought "the fancy dinner that will change you life" was just a kdrama thingy, as well as discussiing business first in a ("public"...) restaurant rather than eating together after the ("private"...) meeting.

And considering how kdrama characters keep getting high fever and shots and IVs at the hospital, I kinda thought Korean people tended to take better care of themselves than that.

Thanks for telling me (and possibly the others).

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The funny thing is that Korean people do go to the hospital often and are one of the most (unneccessarily) medicated nations on the planet. Alhtough they get the medicine and shots they still go to school. Perhaps they visit doctors so often because they need pain killers to be able to show up for work. A friend of mine, an Irish guy, was here to discuss business with a Korean company. He thought he'd go to the head office, discuss business and that would be it. Alas, most business in Korea is done in expensive restaurants where over alcohol Koreans get to know prospective partners, decide if they like them or not, and then talk business. So, that cliche in Korean drama, where people go for dinners or to expensive clubs to discuss business is actually true. Things are changing slowly, but [Read more]

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Jung Ryeo-won !!! I love that girl.

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Hehe Bong Dal is like a fuzzy ol bear that needs a big hug and scratch xD

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Ohboyohboyohboy! I loved, LOVED this episode. The way Anthony slowly realized and acknowledged his feelinfs for Go-Eun - it was done PERFECTLY. So well suited for his character.

This also brings in mind the difference between Mina and Go-Eun and why Anthony actually did fell for Go-Eun. One of the biggest reasons, I think, is the fact that Go-Eun isn't his type. She's not the kind of a woman Anthony would ever imagine to fall for. This is important because Anthony doesn't want to fall in love. It would make him vulnerable and dependent - a fool, as he called Woo Jin. So every time somebody gets close to his heart, he pushes her away, just like he did to Mina. I happen to believe that he could have loved Mina if something wouldn't have happened and I think that at least partially it was [Read more]

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Love and war... So many similarities. ;)

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Your thorough explanation made me squeal with delight :D

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I caught a bit of Kim Myung Min's movie Detective K, and in there, at the start, he's arresting someone for the murder of Park Bong Dal.

Sorry, a bit off-topic? ;P

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Ah! really?? I've watched it in Korean Movie Festival in 2011 here in my country. And just a few weeks ago I rewatch it for Korean-movie-analysis class! I think I've been hooked by Kim Myung Min ! ahaha!
I need to rewatch Detective K then. To see that Bong-dal related scene ehehe :D

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Watch Pacemaker - KMM is superb. He is always superb.

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The guy acting as Taesan's chief director Kim Sang-jik seems quite familiar-looking. Anyone knows the actor's name or what other drama's he's in? Thanks!

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LOL! That's Jung Chan, who has been in a lot of things, but may be best remembered around here as President Ahn in You're Beautiful.

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And ugh it was driving me nuts how familiar the actress playing Bit Na was. I couldn't place her til now: she was the stylist/codi nuna in You're Beautiful! Here she looks younger and prettier.

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Oh yes, that's him! That President Ahn in You’re Beautiful likes to say "Jackpot!"!!!

Thanks so much, momosan!

@ys: Yup, she was the coordi, but her voice was normal there huh

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I didn't watch the episode yet, but judging from the pictures it looks like Jung Chan.

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I've previously seen him as he evil husband of the oldest sister in Dandelion Family.

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