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A Piece of Your Mind: Episodes 1-2 Open Thread

Well, this was an interesting start. The opening week of A Piece of Your Mind was nothing like the typical introductory drama set-up we’re used to. Instead, with our heroine and narrator, we stumble upon the story of two parted lovers. With her, we learn about the couple, their history, and we find ourselves caught in the middle of a tale we don’t yet fully understand.

 
EPISODES 1-2 WEECAP

I was looking forward to the drama for all the usual reasons one does — director, writer, cast, and premise — but I don’t think I was quite ready for the opening week that I got. That’s not to say I didn’t like it; it just perplexed me. It’s heavy and yet lyrical. It’s dreamy and ethereal, but also full of sadness and lack. It tells an intimate story, yet I feel like I’m watching it from the wrong end of a microscope. But I’m intrigued.

We first meet our hero HA WON (Jung Hae-in), jokingly (but not really) called the Mark Zuckerberg of Korea. He runs an AI firm, and is currently in the depths of trying to program a particular AI. It has his voice, and now he’s trying to get it to contain his soul (and use it for virtual therapy). Because that is what genius programmers and visionaries do.

It’s pretty impossible not to like Jung Hae-in in any role (or is that just me), so I’m automatically drawn to this character, his silence, and his heart that’s completely hung on a woman we learn quickly to be “Ji-soo.” Beautiful flashbacks and narratives tell us that this is no ordinary crush, though. KIM JI-SOO (Park Joo-hyun) seems to hold a part of our hero almost literally; a piece of him is missing with her out of his life (theme alert!), and somehow the drama is able to show us this lack through its long gazes, long takes, and long silences.

Our heroine grounds this very dreamy affair quite well. She’s recording engineer HAN SEO-WOO (Chae Soo-bin), and is clearly competent and loves what she does. When the recording studio where she works is saved from closing its doors by MOON SOON-HO (Lee Hana), our parallel stories start to intersect.

Without even knowing how it happens, Seo-woo quickly gets pulled into Won and Ji-soo’s story. It starts with something as simple as buying some dinner plates, but Seo-woo gets more than a little emotionally invested in the story of these two — and so do we.

All the characters we meet are interconnected, of course, but not in the typical way we are used to overlapping characters. In A Piece of Your Mind, it feels more like their stories are woven into each other. It’s less gimmick, and more poem. For instance, it’s Soon-ho that gets Seo-woo involved at the start, and the two are equally motivated to help Won see the woman he cherishes and misses so deeply (Soon-ho called him “uncle,” but they’re friends many years back). Similarly, the pianist that Seo-woo has been recording is actually Ji-soo’s husband, KANG IN-WOOK (Kim Sung-kyu).

Seo-woo doesn’t realize it while she’s hearing about Ha Won and Ji-soo’s story, and getting to know Ji-soo herself — but she’s already Ha Won, as well. She knows him as “Before Dawn,” or the guy that rents the recording studio overnight, and leaves a mess for her to pick up every morning. They develop a friendly bond over the story of Ha Won and Ji-soo… but it’s all so layered. Ha Won is both a player in the story, and a listener to it. He’s getting the connection to Ji-soo that he’s been craving, but also at a cost.

The drama tells a simple story, but it’s impressively dense and powerful. The characters and their emotional depth are interesting, but it’s the relationships between them that’s even more interesting. When Seo-woo first sees Ji-soo walking up a hill carrying a heavy box, she’s captured by her, and the moment. It’s fascinating to watch these women meet, and see the bond between them that presses Seo-woo to first help Ji-soo meet Ha Won, and later, to rescue her from him.

There’s so much to dig into here, but I think the thing that strikes me the most is the perceptiveness and authenticity of our heroine Seo-woo. Not only do we need this “reliable narrator” character to travel with as stumble upon this story, but the story itself is richer because it’s seen through her eyes. We watch her reacting to Ji-soo and her sadness; we see how much of Seo-woo’s heart becomes invested in the Ha Won/Ji-soo story as she becomes a bridge between the two of them.

A Piece of Your Mind has packed so much into its premiere week, and come to such a peak already, that I’m not quite sure where we go from here. The drama has done more than set the stage and introduce our characters — I feel like I’ve just read a novel about them. And not a chintzy novel, either — a huge, dense, Henry James-esque novel with layers, psychological depth, and questions. Lots of questions.

 
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the ambiguity of the drama is seriously killing me but i am very intrigued. The cinematography and acting from the cast is so beautiful to watch that i want more. This drama is kind of like watching water droplets fall but i want to know what motivates the characters and the relationship between Jisoo, Ha won and her husband. It felt like i was dropped in the middle of the drama with no context but i want to see how things unfold which is a good sign.

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Exactly that, we don't have any context. I am more perplexed than intrigued.

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1.6 viewership rating!!!!! March 31, 2020

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Appreciate the shout-out to Henry James. :-)

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A favorite! Never thought I would meet a k-drama that felt like a James novel, but this is surely it (at least so far).

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I have to admit the first part of this was rather confusing, but much of it got filled in next episode. Looks interesting so far - there seems to be some mystery here that has not been revealed, such as why Ji Soo actively avoids Ha Won.

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I've watched K-dramas for the past 15 years and none of them has confused me as much as this one...there's no intro! It feels like we were dropped into a middle of a conversation during the first second of the scene! Also, it doesn't make sense that Chae Soo Bin would do the things that she's asked to do without question...it's just so unbelievable. I guess I'll stay tuned for next week and see where this goes...otherwise, I might drop.

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There seems to be a lot of context missing there as to why she is doing things without question. Or maybe it is just poor writing. I dunno. Will give it a couple more episodes, but so far it is not making a lot of sense.

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I don't think it's bad writing necessarily. That's not evident yet. I think it's just highly stylized, and compared with the garden variety kdrama, this is unexpected for all of uses o we're taking our time wrapping our heads around it.

That said, I do think it was NOT a great opening, and will need to recover in terms of content and substance to convince the audience to stick with it. Two pretty leads don't make a good story all by themselves.

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It will need to recover a lot to get me going, just saying...

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Hahaha I get the feeling :D Fingers crossed!

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Watching for Chae Soo Bin, she's such a great actress and is super cute/pretty...but yeah, can't keep watching if the drama can't recover itself...

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I think it has to do with either the writing. Chae Soo Bin literally just walked into the studio, sees the second lead, second lead tells her to do A and B, she does A and B without question. Why? So she can continue using the studio? Then the screenwriter should at least add a line in which Soo Bin says, "Can I stay in the studio if I run this errand for you?"

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I have to try and keep going. It was confusing and boring in the first episode. I'm hoping it gets better.

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Yess it's confusing, lots of question, don't know the show where going, but I found myself watching the next episode because of Jung Hae In and Soundtrack! Really the ost are so sooo good.

But I read article about PD who said that the opening episode will make us uncomfortable cause it different and not typical like other drama. Ok, I try to watch until episode 4 and decide wheter I keep watching or dropping it

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Thanks for the comment about the PD. This drama is definitely very different from any other Korean drama I've watched, but very cool (cold heh heh :D). I'm hooked after the first 2 episodes.

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Thanks for the quick weecap, @missvictrix! (Like you, I like weecaps more than recaps).

I haven't seen enough kdrama to have any business to make this statement , but this seemed like an avant garde first two episodes. Henry James-esque is one way to look at it, although I would have thought it more post-modern than that. One alternate title for the show I thought up while watching was "Norwegian Wood" (with due apologies to the Beatles and Murakami :p).

Melancholia seems to be the flavour of the season- at least  three shows I have seen this week have some kind of depressed central character (#WeatherFine, Nobody Knows, and this)

I liked (theoretically) the emphasis on music, but I personally would have liked it more if Seo Woo was more of a nerd when it came to her work, and her character broke down the sound engineering part of it  more. They give enough airtime to Ha-won's professional interests, so it would be appropriate if they did the same with her.  For example, what took her so long to figure out whether it was a human or simulated voice that spoke to her? 

Seo-woo is a good choice as a "reliable narrator", although Soon-ho might have been more grounded! But there is some trauma in her past as well, right? - her parents in the forest fire, that recording of her mum's she keeps playing. The show will surely bring all this up again later on.   

The diplomat-grandmother is an enigma, and I look forward to being introduced to her through the show sometime soon. I'm a fan of hers even though she hasn't appeared so far. She's preserved her heritage home well, and hosts house concerts for indie musicians, and has a farm. Could she be any cooler? 

When the show started off with an unrequited love, and if the designated OTP was Ha-won and Seo-woo, it became evident to me that the only way to resolve it was to kill Ji-soo off. I had, though, expected a death to occur later in the show. That is, assuming she has died (we won't know at least until the next episode, I think - there's a chance she survived the tree fall/snowstorm with severe injuries). If, indeed, she has died how on earth are they going to keep the unrequited love story going? Through flashbacks? (*Groans*).

Am I also reading too much into the show potentially hinting at a pairing between the pianist/errant husband (In-wook) and the manager (Soon-ho), or another unrequited love there too?

The cinematography was spectacular in places, especially the Norway scenes. For someone who lives in the tropics, I find visuals of snow to be particularly evocative of something ethereal and unearthly. (I'm sure if I would have a very different view of  snow if I were living in the mountains!). There's an entire essay that can be written on the symbolism in these two episodes as well, but I am not inclined to go into it for now.     

Finally, I did not really love the opening, unlike my reaction to #WeatherFine (in the same genre), but I like the fact...

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Agree with you in everything.
I don't know what to think about the show, so I'll give it another week.
Yet, I may have skipped part of the episode, but where is it explained SeoWoo parents died in a forest fire?

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She told it to Ji Soo when she was talking about mistakes and the fact that even the nature can make mistake.

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Thank you, I guess I skipped that!

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Thanks for clarifying @kurama! I saw this message belatedly

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Nice to hear I wasn't the only one a bit confused - so much so I felt the need to re-watch the first few minutes again. Or should I wait until more episodes have aired? Is this one that's better to wait and binge?

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I loved the 2 episodes because it was pretty different. The utilisation of the AI was poetic. Ha Won doesn't look like the cold ingenieur who doesn't understand people, it's nice that his character looks like a nice and warm person. I really liked how Seo Woo was involved in their story. She tried to not get involved but she was drawn by their love. Ji Soo's indecision seemed to have hurt herself and people around her. I'm curious about their past.

I really liked the OST.

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while i am not yet sold on the melancholy melodrama jung haein seems to be in, chae soobin as han seowoo is my favorite thing this season.

ok any season.

ok i just really love chae soobin.

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First, our heroine agrees to record someone's voice without proper justification with too little protest.Then she doesn't even bother asking the name of the guy whom she ran into more than a couple of times. And then she proceeds to share a very personal story with the same stranger, not bothering to ask his name. And proceeds to make 2 people meet without thinking if that's what they want. I liked her despite all this but still it's pretty unbelievable.

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Well, the "I don't know his/her name" is really normal in dramas, something I find so shocking.

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a lot of people are complaining that this drama is 'odd', but to be honest, that's what is making me eager to tune into next week. so far, it's not like any drama i've seen before, and that (along with chae soo bin) are enough to get me to tune in to next week

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i know it's not gonna happen (especially considering Ji Soo's currently ambiguous fate) but the first episode especially got me shipping Seo-Woo and Ji Soo hard

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I'm hoping ep 3 and 4 will be easier to understand. I do think it is shot beautifully and this might be the first time I listen to a lasse lindhl song outside of a drama.
Since the husband was struggling to play piano, I was wondering if he knew what ji-soo was going to do. I keep thinking he is involved in Ha-won's mothers death but maybe it is something like stealing her composition and passing it off as his own? I do want to know more about ha-won and Seo-won, because it sounds like she is falling for ha-won and his memories stored in the AI and not Ha-won the real life person

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What irked me in the 2nd episode was Ji Soo hopping into that plane, going to a remote place with no plans and all. Also, I'm not really a fan of killing off a character just for the OTP to make sense.

But I'll check a few more eps to see how this goes.

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Yes I thought that was stupid, plus the hitchhiking on a forest road and not renting your own transport. Going into the hut and not climbing out or rolling around on the floor to stay warm.

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It made no sense and I think there was plenty of other ways to show Ji-soo is unavailable, like her marriage?

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True. Her being married is already enough for the OTP to make sense.

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Some beanies think that she went to commit suicide but for me it felt like she wanted to tell the truth about her husband to Hawon. To lift the guilt she's been feeling after she knew the truth.

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I thought about this argument too. There was no outright indication that she was suicidal, although there was clearly indication that she was severely depressed. So I agree with you. The truth about the connection between Hawon and her husband will come out soon, I guess.

Oh, and she's definitely dead. The Viki trailer for ep. 2 says so.

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Yes, we'll find out soon what the husband did to Hawon or maybe Hawon's mom.

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It was like the writer just want to kill off her character right off the bat and rushed it.

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Right? So the OTP can start their story.

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But the OTP makes less sense if she's dead...

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that's why I didn't want her to die.

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Me either. It's almost enough to make me drop it early.

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Right? I might check a few more

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I'm not sure where this show is headed, but it certainly is beautiful to look at, and the music is lovely, too. Now that we're just past the vernal equinox in real life, here's hoping the gloomy vibe lightens up. Several other currently airing dramas are also suffused with melancholia, and it's wearing on me.

Having spent the fall semester in northern Germany years ago, I well recall how depressing and oppressive the darkness became. I would set off for my work-study gig in morning darkness, and not leave for home until well after sundown as the moon rose. It must be even worse up in Norway. My Seasonal Affective Disorder is kicking up just thinking about it.

I suspect that, as with CHOCOLATE, we're dealing with a drama that is more of a character study than a plot-driven production. I have an inkling that the structure might be kishotenketsu. That would lend itself nicely to this kind of story. See:
https://stilleatingoranges.tumblr.com/post/25153960313/the-significance-of-plot-without-conflict

My initial comments on A PIECE OF YOUR MIND are posted here:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2020/03/premiere-watch-365-repeat-the-year-a-piece-of-your-mind-
welcome-a-couples-world-unique-chef-moon-rugal/#comment-3632118

I've posted the Erik Satie piece on my fan wall:
http://www.dramabeans.com/members/pakalanapikake/activity/1017223/

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Thanks for the link to the article on kishotenketsu. For someone who's been a student of literature, this was especially fascinating! (unfortunately, educated as I was in a university still recovering from colonial nostalgia, we didn't formally study anything outside of western literature - I understand this has changed now, but I doubt if East Asian literature is included in syllabi, and it is left for people to explore on their own. Thank goodness for the Internet!)

I note especially the reference to how the classical East Asian concept of kishotenketsu can be aligned to post-modernist thought, and that was the sense I got too, when I watched the first episode - I mentioned that in my opening comment too :D - good to see someone seconding that!

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* as in, I thought the first couple of episodes had a post-modernist sensibility to them - NOT that they were like kishotenketsu, which I only discovered about now :p

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@pickleddragon,
I'm glad that you found kishotenketsu to be an interesting and useful literary concept. As an English literature and German translating major many moons ago, it has been a revelation to encounter other forms of plotting than the usual 3-, 4-, or 5-act structure freighted with conflict, not to mention other flavors of logic, methods of exposition, non-linear time (flashbacks), etc., that are native to Korea and the Sinosphere. I've compiled some resources on Korean drama and cultural references gleaned from discussions with other Beanies. I posted it in the recaps for GREASY MELO / WOK OF LOVE -- hence the title Greasy Kishotenketsu: Secret Ingredients in Kdrama (Parts 1 & 2).

Since then, I discovered additional material on jeong, haan, and hwabyung while watching WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS and MY COUNTRY: THE NEW AGE. I couldn't understand Dong-baek -- or Yi Bang-won -- until I got a handle on them. They also come into play in NOKDU FLOWER (particularly with regard to Baek Yi-hyun and his teacher) and CHOCOLATE. I added the new information and posted the whole shebang in the CHOCOLATE recaps under the title Kishotenketsu and Jeong:

http://www.dramabeans.com/2020/01/chocolate-episode-10/#comment-3598524
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The anthropologist in me is having a blast learning about Korean culture and literature. ;-)

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Wow this is a detailed exposition. I will read it at leisure. (And what a coincidence - I studied German too, at the local Goethe Institut, while majoring in English literature at university. Never reached translator-status, of course)

In re your adventures into Korean literature, I reference a fan wall post I had made a few days ago: http://www.dramabeans.com/members/pickleddragon/ (I don't know how to link to a separate post?), for recommendations on Korean literary fiction translated into English. I got some great suggestions which I am venturing into slowly, but if you have any additions to that list, do share. Thank you :)

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@pickleddragon,
Here's your permalink:

http://www.dramabeans.com/members/pickleddragon/activity/1012523/

How to get a permalink:

1. Left-click on the 3 vertical dots to the right of the date/time stamp of the desired post.

2. Pull down to reveal drop-down menu

3. Select Permalink.

4. Copy URL.

Voila!

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Haha thanks! I feel stupid now.

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Enjoy! ;-) I found the information so helpful that I wanted to pass it along to other Kdrama fans.

What an interesting coincidence. Pleased to meet a fellow student of German. Alas, it has been a case of use it or lose it, and I've lost most of it. ;-)

I've posted a couple of items on your fan wall. I think you'll like them. Have fun. ;-)

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Don't feel bad about the permalink protocol. I couldn't figure it out either. It wasn't intuitive to me. I think I discovered it by accident.

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Interesting! Thanks for dropping knowledge on us like this!

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You're welcome, @lexyk. Methinks it will significantly increase enjoyment of Kdramas. ;-)

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This was a very strange beginning.
I don't really know if I like it or not, because there were things I liked and others I didn't like at all.
I loved the FL and the ML. I didn't like how a tragedy needs to take place to make them together.
I'll give the show another week.
Jun Hae In, you'd better make it worth it!

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I was looking forward to this drama. Hopefully it will be good because I like Chae Soo Bin a lot. She is a good actress.

Some inputs.
- The 1st 2 episodes might be confusing for others because the writer seems to deliberately omit some details. I think it will be answered later on. But overall, the plot was established.

- It might be creepy that Ha Won will ask for a snippet of Ji Soo's voice but he did not intend to hide it. First is giving him his address and name through Seo Woo but there was a misunderstanding. The second was the script he sent to the Seo Woo for Ji Soo to record. It was obviously from Ha Won. It was for Ji Soo to figure out but not for Seo Woo.

On another note, I think the reason SW agreed to recording JS voice was because she also keeps a record of her mother's (I think) voice. My dad died 2 years ago. There are times I would loop a video of him speaking in the background. Sometimes, a short phrase, is really more than enough. :(

- On Ji Soo bolting to Norway alone. There are some loopholes still like why say sorry to that person in the tombstone. But it will be revealed later on. But why bolt alone? The drama seems to imply she was depressed (maybe the reason why HW next project is on virtual therapy). If you are depressed, you will do anything that you think to let you off your sadness. I am glad that the writer would write her death (still unsure) as an accident and her being happy. Sadly, others chose a different path. (If ever there are people here depressed, let's fight through this life together. Fighting!)

- HW also showed glimpses of "special" interest to SW. I also think what he feels for JS now is just a friend who he sadly lost and who he wanted to help same as how she helped him. So looking forward to more interaction between the 2 leads with the first love conveniently written off but with enough impact to push through on the story.

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I was intrigued by the use of AI for healing an therapy but this show is so different than what I expected. I didn't mind the first episode but I'm really bored before I hit halfway through the second.

I am not at all interested in the story of the guy who is so hang up on his ex that he is literally stalking her, gets her voice recorded without disclosing it is for him (I am really bothered by how unethical that is) and keeps calling this married woman.

I like Ha Won and Seo Woo's scenes but Ji Soo bores me to tears. She is inconsistent and doesn't interest me enough to get curious as to why. If she is going to die as some predicted Ha Won needs to get over her first to be with anyone else but that isn't the healing story I am interested in. It would have been much better if Ji Soo was a ghost from the beginning.

With so many interesting dramas airing or about to start I think I'll give this one a pass.

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Oh and PS - There is no way Lee Ha Na and Jung Hae In are the same age. I laugh every time she calls him samchun. If it was played for a joke as in Pinocchio that would be okay but they seriously want us to believe that these two characters are the same age. Setting aside their real life ages Le Ha Na looks older than she is and Jug Ha In younger. It would be much more appropriate for her to be a noona.

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They don't have the same age. She's older. They're not really family.

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I know they are not really family. She did say herself they are the same age in episode 2 when explaining why she calls him uncle: "Oh, he and I are the same age".

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This is the PD's interview about the premiere. I hope the show gets better next week.

https://www.soompi.com/article/1390268wpp/a-piece-of-your-mind-producer-responds-to-premiere-reviews-and-talks-about-whats-to-come

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I hope this drama will be good because I really like the leads.
The 2 episodes might look confusing but since I follow this drama's news from the start to the characters description, it didn't confuse me like it did to others.
I'm also quite familiar with AI, so from my pov he needed her voice not for his personal desire but it is necessary for him to find the point of reaction for his device. His plot was wrong yes but I agree with Q, he didn't actually keep it a secret from Jisoo about the voice recording. Some might say he is stalkerish but I quite disagree, it has been 7(?) years into their marriage and he didn't bother her. Until after he listened to her voice and realized that she was depressed then he tried to contact her. I know maybe for others he shouldn't contact her because she is married, but their bounds were quite strong to ignore her condition.
I also still want to believe that she wasn't dead, I want her to be alive when Hawon tried to let her go so it doesn't look like he was forced to forget her because she is dead.

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Only watched episode 1 and... not a fan of Jung Haein's character (although definitely a fan of him as an actor), but I'll keep on watching, might still change my mind about him. Also, shoutout for Nam Dareum - baby is growing up well - and the beautiful OST!

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Like many other, I thought premiere week was confusing, but in a good way. I am left intrigued. The only part that got me frustrated was the fact that, the information that the writer wanted to let out to create interest and I guess this "intrigue" was not effective. Comparing to When the weather is fine, which i think has the same set-up, the information given for each episode me me intrigued, interested but also left me wanting to know more. But, in this I was left mostly frustrated. And Ji Soo's character was bothering me, Idk if it's the acting (probably is) or the way she was written, I found her not interesting at all, she just did not captivate my attention. I look forward to the bond between Ha won and Seo woo to grow and I hope we'll understand better the context nxt week!

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I loved the first two episodes. The cinematography is amazing, the music is lovely, and the characters are interesting. I was skeptical about the genius programmer ML but he doesn’t come off as cold. I liked that the device he is making is therapeutic in nature and I liked that they touched on privacy/testing aspects of technological tools. I also like how SeoWoo’s career is a blend of science and humanities. I liked SeoWoo as a character and could understand her motivations for most of her actions, except her not asking “Before Dawn” what his real name is. I loved that SeoWoo and JiSoo became friends and SeoWoo wanted to protect JiSoo. I didn’t want JiSoo to die and felt that the connection between SeoWoo and HaWon was strong by itself to overcome the whole 10 year unrequited love. In fact I felt that if JiSoo dies then it would be harder for SeoWoo and HaWon to be together, if that is the end game. I’m now curious to see how they move this story along. This is the first kdrama I’ve felt like watching (rather than reading recaps and watching clips) in more about two years. I hope it doesn’t let me down 🤞🏽😁

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This drama is what 'I'll Find You On A Beautiful Day' wanted to be. Its genuinely atmospheric and lyrical, moody and puzzling, plus beautifully shot. IFYOABD feels forced and fake and the cinematography is dour.

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Yes, I feel that drama is overrated. Not much plot and the main characters are not particularly interesting. I dropped it after struggling through last week's episodes.

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i did not continue watching Episode 2 because of Cha Soo Bin. i dont like her acting, its like I am watching I am not a Robot. Sorry, i really love to continue watching this for Jung Hae In but i can't because of Her. Chae soo bin cannot act. Her acting does not resonate with me.

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that was beautiful. really, I felt it too. I hope it keeps up to the promise of being a great show. Again, wonderfully written. <3

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Does anyone know what the song that's played when Seo-woo walks out and sees the violinist playing an instrumental piece? If you could please help me that would be great

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Thanks for the weecap.

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This show's first week was a poem. A dreamy, almost unreal poem that was in such soft focus I was wondering if there was something wrong with my glasses. It seemed part arthouse film, past European fairy tale, part deeply-cliched kdrama. And while scenes like him staring at a crescent moon while intoning that he just wanted a piece of her were almost hilariously cliched - and I sometimes wondered if I needed my eyes checked or if what were seeing was even supposed to be real - the ethereal execution drew me in and kept me.

Will I suddenly decide the spell is cast is broken in the next few episodes? It's entirely possible. But for now consider me in love.

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I don’t think we have seen the last of A1 JiSoo, is it possible ‘She’ will interface with HW’s original A1 and cause potential problems?
HW is intellectually brilliant but frozen in time emotionally, and it is taking a real person in the human flesh to awaken his senses of sight, touch, smell, taste, hearing to are him realise what life is actually about. The joy/reality of it, the many dimensions other than the fixated, obsession HW was trapped in. The humour beginning to emerge from a frozen perspective. The utter beauty yet still isolation and starkness of the frozen Norwegian terrain is a reflection of HW. With the Spring comes the thaw.
It’s a joyful, mesmerising, captivating, and honestly, isn’t it so wonderful not to be able to second guess the ending! yeah, bring it on, loving this.

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I like the intro eps. It's a show that I cannot fast forward lest I miss anything. It may be confusing that the feeling it evokes more than make up for it.

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