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A Piece of Your Mind: Episodes 5-6 Open Thread

With one crush out in the open, and another crush relentlessly pursued, our leads spend even more time together, coaxing the AI into its full expression. This leads to some interesting results for our characters, and there are as many goodbyes as there are hellos in store for us this week.

 
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Is it the four-week drama rule proving itself again? I’m hopelessly in love with A Piece of Your Mind now, with its strange complexities and deep, contemplative emotions. There’s nothing typical about this story, and I am loving how it’s not only so beautifully written, shot, and produced, but how it’s not afraid of being different.

I mentioned last week that I wondered how the story would continue without Ji-soo, but she’s more present than ever this week as the AI version of herself. While a little hard to unravel from a technical standpoint, I’m just gonna roll with it. It’s AI Ji-soo, and much like real-life Ji-soo, she doesn’t really want to talk to Won. At all.

At first, our plot is mostly caught up around AI Ji-soo’s reticence when she’s in the presence of Won. It’s thanks to her relationship with (and trust of) Seo-woo that she finally agrees to talk to him. I’m amazed how this drama can create so much closeness between a person and a little box of a computer. When Seo-woo is talking to her, it’s like she has a girlfriend with her in person, whether they’re just casually chatting or talking about important matters of the heart.

But it’s Won’s relationship to AI Ji-soo that is the most arresting. There’s a tenderness and intimacy with how he treats and talks to AI Ji-soo that’s as beautiful to witness as it is slightly unsettling. The scene on the overpass where the two finally talk openly, and Won says all he wanted to do was call her name (“Ji-sooyah, Ji-sooyah!”), was particularly beautiful. I might have held my breath when the scene finished with him telling her to rest in peace.

Another dimension of the drama that is playing out nicely is the growing closeness between Seo-woo and Ha Won. First, of course, it’s over Ji-soo, but we’re starting to see glimmers of Won growing close to Seo-woo because she’s Seo-woo. She’s incredibly receptive and kind, and she’s on this journey with Won without him even asking her.

She is also more grounded than Won, and tells him upfront during their quarrel that, “Ji-soo is gone and so is her misery” — in other words, that he should stop chasing her, and let her go. Seo-woo tells him her crush (on him) only has a 1% chance of panning out, but at least it’s more chance than his has. It’s a bit harsh, but it’s the truth Won needed to hear.

It’s interesting that it’s Seo-woo’s rather arithmetical argument that finally gets to Ha Won. He says goodbye to Ji-soo on the overpass, has the AI program/profile deleted (that was a strangely anticlimactic moment!), and decides it is time to move on. In a beautiful scene at the much-frequented cafe, he cries over his ramyun in front of Seo-woo and the cafe owner. It’s enough to rip your heart out, but it’s almost good (or cathartic as Seo-woo says) to see him crying and finally willing to let Ji-soo go.

I also like the dichotomy the drama is building between the love of someone who you are with, versus someone who is perpetuated only in your mind/memory. Ha Won is a character who has loved from afar for so many years that he hasn’t given thought to a loved one as having a physical presence (and even AI Ji-soo continues this sort of metaphysical love he’s used to). However, at the end of this week’s episodes we see him affected by Seo-woo physically, and I mean that in the sense that she is a physical presence in his life — someone “to look at” as they keep saying — and we’re seeing how that slowly changes him.

In addition to our main players, the supporting storylines are also advancing, though slowly. The grieving and surly In-wook finally agrees to record at Soon-ho’s studio, but then ditches Seo-woo as his engineer at the last minute when he realizes that Ji-soo had her phone number. In Soon-ho’s words, “Life is so horribly entangled.” However, they have no idea how entangled their stories really are, and I’m bracing myself for all the reveals that are to come.

There’s also the storyline with KIM MIN-JUNG (Lee Jung-eun), a strange bird who is supposed to receive therapy from an AI device from Ha Won’s company. As such, she’s recorded her voice with Seo-woo (like Ji-soo before her) for the programming of the AI, and it looks like she’ll be renting at the homestay as well.

On a closing note, Jung Hae-in is wayyyyyy too swoony this week. He has some of the most emotive gazes ever, whether he’s staring into the sunset thinking of Ji-soo, or staring up at Seo-woo when he meets her at the overpass. For a man that knows this girl has a crush on him, he’s a little too free with putting earbuds in her ears, covering her ears when they’re in an alley echoing with street noise, and telling her that he worries about her. What’s a girl with a crush to do with that? Lucky for Seo-woo, she receives quite a portion of hope at the end of this week’s episodes, when Won says he’s curious how her 1% chance with him will grow. So am I, Ha Won. So am I.

 
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I loved how this week's episodes focused on contrasting unrequited loves, and how different it is to love someone in your mind (Won) than to love someone that you can see and has the smallest chance to be with (Seo-woo).

Hooray for Won doing the mature choice of letting Ji-soo rest in peace and crying his heart out. Now we can finally see what will happen to Seo-woo's 1% with Won. I NEED TO KNOW.

P.S. When Won told Seo-woo he now gets what it means to like looking at someone, I totally swooned!

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He was so swoony throughout these two episodes! So many moments. A short list would include, at minimum, him staring at Seo-woo "with pity", his face when she hugged Before Dawn, his comment about 1% being a lot and that she shouldn't give up, him saying he wants to see how the 1% increases, him saying he understood what it meant to like looking at somebody and how it helped him cope, and his request that she continue to stay with him. GAH! Jung Hae-in, why do you do these things to people?

I don't think he's fully over Ji-soo - long process ahead - but he finally has the resolve to make peace. That's huge progress for somebody like him.

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I am really proud of Won taking baby steps! I do hope that the process, although might take a longer time, will make Won seek therapy more mature, both as a person and on how he will deal with things now that he is finally letting go of Ji-soo.

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Agreed. Despite coming across as really adult, Won is the most immature character on this show (I don't mean this as a pejorative).

If Won were a real person and were to dispassionately look at things, my one concern would be that Won might be replacing one obsession with another (not that Woo is an obsession). A real therapist would probably tell him to slow down about considering new relationships (although I guess he's not really thinking about a relationship with Woo at the moment) and to get over Ji-soo properly before putting himself in another relationship in which he might be emotionally vulnerable. On the other hand, it seems like Seo-woo is actually not a destructive influence on him (although was Ji-soo at first?) and she's actually helping him with the healing.

IDK. It's a drama and he's not real, but I feel so invested. I guess my hobby in the Time of Corona is psychoanalyzing K-drama characters.

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I guess my hobby in the Time of Corona is psychoanalyzing K-drama characters.

I'm not gonna lie, I do the same too! HAHA. I believe both Seo-woo and Ji-soo were good influences to Won, but Ji-soo's influence became destructive after her death. Won only wanted a piece of her, something to remember Ji-soo of, at first, but since he is the type that wants to know everything, it developed into an obsession. I hope Won heals and matures, with the help of a therapist Seo-woo's help, and I hope for Seo-woo's happiness (because she might be the character I care the most on this show right now).

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Intellectually, I agree with you about Ji-soo. However, I hate her as a character. I don't mind the relationship AI Ji-soo has with Seo-woo, but I think Ji-soo was cruel to both Won (make him wait for so long in that cafe, all while knowing how he felt for her and how devoted/obsessed he was) and Seo-woo (I don't know how this girl has managed to move on from Ji-soo's death, because I know I would struggle with it for years if somebody died in blizzard while on the phone with me). Even AI Ji-soo is cruel to Won! Telling him she would only talk to him once just so she could fulfill her curiosity and see what he said is callous to me. It's also been bothering me for a while that Ji-soo would talk her life (or get into a situation that would cause her to lose her life) over her sadness over whatever it is that her husband did to Won. I feel like inflicting even more pain (on top of the pain of whatever it is In-woo did and the pain that will inevitably come when Won learns In-woo is Ji-soo's husband) on Won via her death is perverse.

Seo-woo's the character I like the most as well. This week made me like Won as a character, but I still like Woo way more.

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Totally on board with the psychoanalyzing! It's a lot more fun to do it on the comment section than just for myself! But I have to say I was confused by episode 5's sudden swooniness - not that I'm complaining... I'm grateful for every single JHI swoony beat that Dramagods wish to grant us. I mean, that earbud/ear covering scene is lovely, but Ha Won just seems to be moving a bit too fast. Then episode 6 pilled on more loveliness and showed us a bit more of Won's buddening crush, and I just want to roll with it for prettiness sake - this show is soooo pretty! - but in real life, this kind of scenario totally suggests he's just replacing an obsession with another. I would tell Seowoo the same I would tell Haewon in when the Weather is Nice: run, girl!, and don't look back...

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Agreed, although I think Seo-woo and Ha-won have actually spent quite a while after Ji-soo's death together? Although yeah, the escalation from learning she liked him to the first instances of obvious reciprocation are coming fast. However, I don't think it's entirely surprising. Like, he's sort of always had feelings for her can't be characterized as platonic, or that's the vibe I've gotten from him in previous episodes. Also, he's always sort of been much more comfortable with her and has been able to open up to her in a way he hasn't done even with his business partner.

Having said that, I 100% agree that, given his situation, real therapeutic advice to him and to Seo-woo would be to slow the eff down and ensure he's not just replacing one romantic obsession with another or putting himself in a new relationship when he's emotionally vulnerable. For Seo-woo, the advice would be to give the relationship enough time to develop on solid footing so that it's not transient thing built on his current turmoil (which will, hopefully, one day disappear) and to ensure she doesn't get caught up in his maelstrom in a way that leads her to spiral downwards as well (because it seems like she has some problems as well which haven't be foregrounded that much).

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The more I think of it the more I’m convinced that HaWon’s feelings for SeoWoo are not an obsession. Mainly because he gets to interact with SeoWoo. For something to be an obsession it has to remain static and HaWon’s relationship with JiSoo was static and stuck in Norway. It was all in his head because JiSoo cut him off and left him with just his memories. SeoWoo on the other hand is there with him and will react to him thereby not allowing him to just have a static image he can obsess about but a live person he has to interact and grow with. Exciting!

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I found Jisoo cruel too, & perverse. How could she call Seo Woo in her dying moments & make her listen to that?
That was beyond cruel. Even before that she sort of kept Won on the hook & dint explicitly reject him. It was clear from their conversation in Seoul that he had told her about the his feelings before & even if she didn't reciprocate she didn't deter him either.
I think she liked being the center of attention of his world, because in the real world she wasn't as musically talented & centre of things as she wanted to be.

Her whole tiff with her husband was more about her than Him & Won, I found her to be the martyr playing type instead of genuinely striking.

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I have this feeling.
Won didn't love JiSoo. As said in the comments, it was an obsession, or probably he wanted to believe he loved her. So they grew up together, but separated when they were teens (maybe 17-18¿?) and then they only saw each other when Won flew to Seoul and knew she was going to get married, so for what counts, they haven't seen each other or kept contact in 20 years. So, Won has not only idealized JiSoo but also the relationship they had. Of course it was important to him, I'm not saying they weren't in love when they were together, but then... he grew up, moved to another country, went to college and still hung to that relation in quite an unhealthy way.
And I believe that's the door Woo has opened. Her words have made him realize that it may not have been love as he thought it was. There was love, of course, but not THAT love. And he may seeing now what it may look to have someone looking at you (loving you).

Note: I also don't like a little bit JiSoo or AI JiSoo.
What she did to Woo in episode 2 is unforgivable, even if she was going through a depression.

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I think they did not keep in touch for 10 years not 20

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@nanaotua I know they last spoke for 8 years (since they last met in Seoul), I meant that they didn't had much contact since he left Norway (probably when his mum died, and it was in 2005 - I know this because I've rewatched the grave scene today), so it was not 20, but 15 years they've been apart but from the day they spent together when she told him she was getting married... I don't know if I'm explaining myself.

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What's vexing about this series is the writer hasn't given indication that they're aware just how perverse the hero's fixation is, or if they even want us to see it as perverse at all. I recall 'The Secret Life Of My Secretary', a scene where the wacky couple stands in front of a big poster of the 2002 Jame Spader film 'Secretary'. That must've been a wink to the audience that at least the set designer was aware just how messed-up and co-dependent the relationship was.

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@eazal This is a great point! They've hadn't seen or spoken to each other in so long that Ji-soo really was just an abstraction for him.

@Mike, I have to disagree. If nothing else, the happenings in this show make it clear that Ha-won's obsession has been bad for him. There was a brief bit where it seemed like Seo-woo was romanticizing his feelings, but that clearly changed this week.

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Oh my God yes. Jung hae in was born to act. It took me twice as long to finish this weeks' episodes, cos i had to watch first reading the subs and then rewind to look at his beautiful face, emoting. I love this drama so much. The chemistry is awesome.i can't believe it got cut by four episodes, not two, four!! I'm so mad i could spit.

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Oh Hermione is my computer username :)

Yes I like Jung Has In's acting very much. I got to know him through Pretty Noona and was in love with his portrayal of Joon-hee. And I always wonder what his personality is like in real life, and does it has any similarities with the roles he has played. My first impression was that he may resemble Joon-hee a bit, but the more I watch him in those YouTube videos, the more I think he seems to be a silent, shy and introverted person, rather than a carefree and quick-witted one like Joon-hee.

That said, I wish to know more about JHI because I am new to the Kdrama land and do not understand Korean, and there's not much information about JHI's personal life in English. I was encouraged to watch Crash Landing on You and then I wanted to watch more of Son Ye Jin's work, hence Pretty Noona, which made me fall for JHI and end up here :)

Visually, I like JHI in Pretty Noona the most. He seemed to have lost some weight when playing Ji-ho in One Spring Night and in A Piece of Your Mind. Not sure if it was done intentionally. The vibe in this drama somehow reminds me of Winter Sonata, a drama I enjoyed a lot back then.

Thank you all for your insightful comments. I am so happy I found dramabeans.

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So since the drama was shortened by four episodes (probably due to the 1.2% ratings or probably due to the pandemic, idk), this might make or break the drama. I hope this doesn't change things next week (I like the show as it is, for now), but give us some plot movement in terms of revealing what In-wook did in the past, moving the romance between Won and Seo-woo, and how the characters will seek therapy move on from Ji-soo, especially zombie slayer In-wook.

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It got cut? oh noo i hope this doesn't affect the storytelling too much, it was just starting to get lovely!

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I’m sorry to hear. I hope they wrap it up nicely.

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Well, in fact I think it may help that it's shorter, because no matter how hooked I am to this show, I keep thinking nothing makes sense.

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I thought the end of episode 5 was initially a bit weird (had a bit of trouble interpreting it), but it made sense after I watched it again and after watching episode 6.

Honestly, although I thought episode 5 was worse than episode 2 and 3 (I like when they're cute), episode 6 was great and, as a whole, this week was top-notch. I'm glad I stuck around with this show despite the strange first week. These two actors are doing a great job and they've finally got me liking both characters (week 1 left me thinking Ha-won was a pitiful and a bit creepy and, while week 2 made Herculean strides towards rehabilitating him for me, it took episode 5 for me to really begin to empathize with and root for Ha-won) and rooting for the relationship between them.

This show has gone a long way towards rehabilitating JHI for me (hated Pretty Noona and Tune in For Love, and I found One Spring Night far too similar to Pretty Noona). I still want him to try new roles (tell me to shut up if I've said this too many times), but this show reminds me that he can do great things with competent writers and directors.

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I also liked this week's episode, despite all the creepy and strange things we've already comment in the fanwall. And for me nothing can beat episode two in terms of weirdness.

As for JHI, I do like him (cutie pie), but I totally agree with you: he needs to stop playing the same role over and over again.

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i started off with A Piece of Your Mind trying to grasp at the abstractness of it all, and grappling with how the characters knew much more between themselves than we did (of course this is usually the case, but much more than usual). but i have hopelessly fallen into this drama's charms now and i can't wait for more! looking forward to seeing how Seo-woo and Ha-won navigate the open-secret crush that lingers between both. quite amazed that it got pushed out in the open so early on!

if anyone is keen on keeping up with APOYM locations, we're tracking them here!

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thanks, I think the link might be down :( really wanna visit the cafe when SK's better :")

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Maybe my experience with unrequited love made me watch this show out of curiosity. And sure thing I fell in love with it. This show and I'll go to you when the weather is nice have some contemplative vibe in common. Plus nursing a long-term crush on someone.
Jung Hae In got me with his "I'm looking at you with pity". I died laughing. Gosh I didn't want to watch this show because of JHI choosing sort of similar characters in his dramas but I think this drama is a gem I can't not watch. I'm curious with how Seo Woo's physical presence helps him heal and get over with his lifelong regret.. If he is a jerk it can be easily considered as a rebound relationship.. but I hope it leads him to true healing and growth. I hope the drama will handle it well.

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The "I'm looking at you with pity" is the best line in the show so far!!

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Although it seems like code for “I’m looking at you with affection/liking”

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Of course!!

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Looks like this drama got shortened from 16 episodes to 12 episodes, hope it turns out well. 🤞

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Same :"( It's so sad, been loving every ep T.T

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I've lost count of the number of times people have complained about an otherwise good drama being ruined running on for too long. We usually get filler episodes for episode 12, 13 and 14. The series 'Radiant/Dazzling' was 12 episodes and didn't need to go on for a minute longer. The series 'Touch You Heart' could've have 3-4 episodes entirely deleted and would've only improved it.

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I can't count how many times I paused the drama when Ha Won being swoooony (but seems he didn't realize) for screaming like seo wo did in the ep 5. Yess, you can't do that to the girl who likes you and stated her unrequited love.

Fyi the bad news is, TvN decide to cut this drama from 16 episode to 12 episode :((( seems that korean viewers like romance drama or makjang drama this time

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thank you for such a lovely review.. i'm also hopelessly in love with this drama as well as with Ha Won and Seo Woo.. this one will stay with me for a long time.

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I had commented in an earlier post that I thought this show was about a stalker stalking a stalker. But now I realise the stalk factor has actually multiplied. This is, in fact, a story about four stalkers - all the leads are stalking someone (Ha-won>>Ji-soo; Seo-woo>>Ha-won; Soon-ho>>In-wook; In-wook>>Ha-won...). That's a lot of stalking to follow! 

That said, these were much better than previous episodes. To begin with, Ha-won finally becomes self-aware of his problems. That is a relief. I like that Seo-woo was the one to call out Ha-won for his obsession. I didn't understand, though, why she was the one howling when telling him to let go. He should have been the one crying, IMO. (I get that the show is trying to make a big deal about him crying, etc., but still.)

While the show still completely ignores questions of privacy and consent, which have troubled so many of us, it does ask some very interesting questions about 'existence'. What does it mean to live, or die? Do your take your miseries and troubles to the grave, or do they live on amongst those who are left behind? Similarly, is it rational to have feelings (love/hate/whatever) for something or someone that doesn't exist? And what about memory - what do you care to remember, or why do you forget certain things, or why don't you want to remember certain other things?

These are all pertinent questions, where the show makes itself out to be a one-sided crush who is depressed and commits suicide. This new perspective doesn't redeem the chaos of the previous episodes, but it certainly improves on its opening. 

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These are all pertinent questions, where the show makes itself out to be about* a one-sided crushee* who is depressed and commits suicide.

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Why do you think it was suicide? Ji-Soo seemed pretty happy to be back in Norway. I think she got caught up in retracing the paths of her youth, and didn't properly focus on the weather conditions. I didn't get the sense that she wanted to die in that hut.

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The fact that she didn't call for help being the primary reason, even though she had occasion to, and was also advised to (by Seo-won on the phone). It seemed as though she had a death wish.

I am also not sure she was happy. It was a sort of cathartic trip, but also full of sorrow, because she went to visit Ha-won's mother's grave (who was also her piano teacher?), whose death secret she seems to know something about (linked to In-wook somehow), and was profusely apologetic about as well. It was definitely not a "happy holidays" moment for her.

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I'm in the camp called "there's been no stalking at all". But I can see that you could see it that way.

I also thought she went to Norway to kill herself. If anything, her elated phone call to Seowoo about how good she felt makes it more likely she'd decided to end it. Being overcome by the elements is a good way to do it without it looking like suicide.

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She did call for help. Seo-woo asked if they had a rescue squad there, and Ji-soo said they were on their way.

Also, she raced to the hut to get out of the storm, i.e. to get to some semblance of safety. There is no no way she could have anticipated that the tree would fall and kill her inside the hut.

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I agree with you, these two episodes made more sense than the previous, but this "a stalker stalking a stalker" is the best definition of the show I've heard so far.

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You think Seo-woo has been stalking Ha-won? By definition, a stalker is someone who makes contact with another person in an obsessive or unwelcome manner. I don't think Ha-won has ever indicated he didn't want Seo-woo to call him or come see him. As he said at one point, she is the only person he felt comfortable talking with about Ji-Soo. Calling her a stalker is being unfair, I think.

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There is a certain degree of obsession involved in each of the leads' preoccupations with the subjects of their stalking. You're right that in some cases, e.g., Seo-woo>>Ha-won, it may not be unwelcome, but I felt that the initial obsession was still there. Hence, my choice of phrase.

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Agreed.
I may be using stalking not in the legal or literal sense of it, but I do feel this show is about people observing others from distance not in the healthiest way.

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"It's 1 p.m. Need to post on Instagram". The misterious tenant lady just cracks me up 🤣

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I'm really curious to find out her role in all of this...

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I'm totally lost with this one.
Well, even more, I mean...

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I find her quite obnoxious,,but when she sat in front of the 'room at the end of the hallway' and landlord lady screamed in the phone 'answer the phone Seo Woo!' & ahjumma got scared - that was funny. I cheered for the landlord then 🤣

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That was a great scene! 🤣

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On episode 5 suddenly I wasn't sure anymore if In-wook, the husband, was aware that Sijoo had died because he was getting all jealous and paranoid, That made me doubt if anyone took the trouble to tell him and he's still thinking that she just took off and is alive somewhere with Ha Won, but he knows, right?

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Yeah, he knows. When he talked with the sound engineer in the studio, the last one said " Why did she go to Norway alone and have that happened to her?".

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Right, thanks!

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He also spoke with Ji-Soo's parents, and told them he would not bring her body back, because she loved Norway.

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I kept thinking throughout episode 5 that if anyone can get real relief and therapy from AI JiSoo that would be InWook. Dude needs to talk to someone, anyone about the whole thing.

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I cannot understand why he doesn't tell other that his wife is dead an acts so weirdly.

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I thought it was just me... he's such as jerk! But his agent (?) and even Seowoo say at some moment that he wasn't like that before, so maybe that's just Inwook having a breakdown. I don't know, right now I'm totally not shipping him with Soonho - I find her a bit of a mess, but totally endearing

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And he's only worried that his wife cheated on him. He doesn't care that she was in depression, that she committed suicide. No, he only wants to know if the phone number belongs to a man (to Won) and nothing else. His face of relieve when he found out about the china and all that stuff. It will be funny when he learns the reason why. He'll have a stroke.

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I was sympathetic till episode 6 but Inwook’s jerkiness is making it hard for me to root for him. SoonHo is adorable, especially now that I know her back story a little. She’s awkward but kind. I’m also surprised by the normalcy of HaWon’s relationship with SoonHo. They are like siblings and it does seem like they talk to each other and share what’s going on in their lives.

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I'm waiting for this drama to be over before watching (but there might be no one to discuss it with here). Too bad its shortened by 4 episodes. But if there's nothing to tell its fine rather than forcing to be really 16 episodes. I don't know how JHI chooses his dramas. In as much I want to patronize all his works, I find it distasteful sometimes. Sigh.

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You may not be reading the comments because of all the spoilers, but the vast majority of us commenting here really like it. I'm particularly enjoying how Ha-Won's focus is slowly fading from Ji-Soo, and centering on Seo-Woo. He is becoming aware of how comfortable he is with her.

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Personaly, I'm happy that JHI didn't choose the typical rich and cold jerk who falls in love with Candy...

All his dramas adresse serious problems in Korean society : patriarchy, sexual harassment, single dad/mother, domestic abuse, grief, depression.

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@ Kurama Totally agree with you about JHI's choices of roles.

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Ok, so I'm enjoying this drama, but I have so many questions! I don't know if it's that I'm lacking cultural context or if I'm just too practical-minded for this type of drama where most of the stuff goes on in characters' mind. Like, in the hug scene on episode 6, when Seowoo tells Hawon to turn around so that she can say goodbye to Mr. Dawn, what exactly is going on? Does she want to see him from the back, like the time she saw him on his almost-contact with Jisoo? For a moment, I thought she was going to give him a back-hug (would have loved a back-hug, although the actual hug she gave him was also super-sweet)

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my theory is she wanted to say something but since he wouldn't turn around she changed tactic and hugged him instead, which was totally surprising and bold imo. Ii think the hug was also meant to comfort him since he just cried over a bowl of ramen.

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Found the Hawon crying over the ramen really touching... Sorrow catches up with you in the most unexpected moments. JHI is doing well in this

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I think the "turn around" comment was an extension of the joke that Mr. Dawn and Ha-Won were both there. Ha-Won was supposed to turn around to give Seo-Woo privacy with Mr. Dawn, as she said goodbye to him.

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I LOVED the fact that Before Dawn made an appearance and they used it as a way for the two to make up. And Ha Won realising that he too, likes looking at Seo Woo - swoonnn..

Like other Beanies have said before, i hope he's not just latching onto a new obsession after quitting one.

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Ah - that makes sense - he had to come back and sort of re-introduce himself to her.
Thanks for helping me understand that part a little better.

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she had a note for BD and Ha Won came to the studio and found it. So when she woke up he said "It's me, Before Dawn". She missed the person she knew before she found out BD = Ha Won

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How cute was it when HaWon kept saying Before Dawn is me! I can’t with this drama 😍

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I'm giving the show credit here for going more for the "juvenile fantasy love vs the real adult love" route rather than the "you've found someone else so you're cured of grief!" route. Kdramas tend to go to the latter and it's kind of trite. This show is not trite. So I'm giving it credit for not doing what it maybe *seems* to be doing right now.

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I think I will miss Ji Soo in her AI version. I loved all these conversations between her and Seo Woo or Ha Won. They were beautiful moments with the scenery, the dialogues, the music.

The relationship between Seo Woo and Ha Won is really interesting. I love their honesty and how they tease each other like "I'm looking at you with pity" or "I forgot I was upset once I saw you cry" :D

Seo Woo helped him with Ji Soo and he will be able to help her with her parents.

For the husband, he needs to confront the truth because Ji Soo went in Norway for him and not for Ha Won. She went there to apologize to Ha Won's mother for him, I think she was ready to forgive him. I wonder if Ji Soo AI will come back for him.

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things like shortening of 4 episodes do not happen in K dramas normally. They told the reason as the story will be more compact after this. This drama has been under my radar but I haven’t start it yet. I’ll start, but not yet.

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Yes this drama is all kinds of beautiful for me, but there are some areas that confuse me, and extra storylines that I can't figure out why they are there.
What is the deal with the woman running the boarding house and her relationship with the younger man all about? He seems to be over the 'thrill' of the relationship when he commented on what she was wearing and boasting about how popular he is with the ladies now. But why is this storyline here anyway?
I'm more curious about the new ahjumma who is moving into the house and using the AI tool.
The scene on the overpass where he was saying her name to comfort her was probably all he ever wanted to do. I think he always wanted to comfort her in an albeit slightly obsessive way but at least he said rest in peace.

I'm curious as to where they are taking this story. But Won and Seo-woo are both so beautiful and I like their characters so for now I'm just watching for them.
The way he looked at her with those eyes. I didn't watch the last two shows he was in, but I remember him as the second man in "While You Were Sleeping". He will forever be that young cute police officer.

Thanks for wee-capping this lovely beautiful show!

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I'm willing to see the conversation the tenant will have with herself. I don't know which one will win.

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I'm kind of hoping the AI ahjumma will figure out that weird dynamic right away - and call it out. I'm rooting for the landlady, I really want her to set some boundaries to her mother instincts and starts loving herself more

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and the IG appointments to upload a photo.

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I always thought that "call me when you're miserable" meant exactly that. "I love you, so I'm happy when you're happy. If that means you're with somebody else, so be it. If you're not happy, then call me so I can help". She didn't. And he wants to know why.

I personally find the contrast of (what we've seen of) Inwook to Hawon to be fascinating. He's basically the anti Hawon. He avoid answers, is terrified of the truth, pushes people who are trying to help away, refuses to be honest about his own emotions, and was possessive and controlling of his wife (even insisting she break off contact with Hawon).

Contrast that with Hawon who seeks answers, wants the truth even if it's uncomfortable, is drawn to seek comfort in other people, is endlessly - almost unnervingly - emotionally honest, and allowed both Jisoo and AI Jisoo complete autonomy.

It's no wonder he's healing while Inwook is breaking.

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I am really loving this drama. Am loving the character developments as well. Am glad Ha-won is finally moving on - and has learned to become swoony. Not that am complaining. I have to give it to Jung Hae-in, he's really good with his facial expression while delivering those swoony lines. I don't know how Chae Soo-bin can stand it, I would have melted in a puddle. Haha.

But Seo-woo is by far my favorite character. And Chae Soo-bin is playing her really, really well.

I am waiting how the story will unfold but I am sad that TVN has shortened the episodes to 12. I hope it doesn't break the story.

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"I have to give it to Jung Hae-in, he's really good with his facial expression while delivering those swoony lines. I don't know how Chae Soo-bin can stand it, I would have melted in a puddle.''
You and me both sister. Lol.

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Boring and Confusing drama probably the reason why this show has been getting low ratings

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It's confusing (a lot) but surprisingly I don't find it boring at all.

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Neither do I, it is not boring at all

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I find it neither boring nor confusing. This is why mileage varies, I guess.

I do, however, find it the least "kdrama" of almost anything I've ever watched. And that might be the reason it isn't doing well in Korea. At the same time I can't think of another country that could make a story like this. And that's what make it so unique - retaining its kdrama core while being fundamentally new.

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I couldn't disagree more. This is my 12th Korean drama, and it's the only one I've ever thought a lot about during the week's wait between episodes. I love the challenge of trying to piece together its many layers while anticipating what comes next.

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I don't find it boring or confusing. I'm loving this drama so much and i wish it didn't get cut.

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I’m so in love with this show. I’ve actually watched episodes 3-6 twice. This is a first for me. I love it’s quiet moments. I love the way SeoWoo looks at HaWon and I adore the way he looks at her. I liked how AI JiSoo was given a goodbye. Though it was sooner than I expected and I am a little worried that he’s replaced one obsession with another I am hopeful. It’s because SeoWoo is fundamentally different from JiSoo. I’m JiSoo and HaWon’s relationship it was HaWon taking care of JiSoo, being mindful of her, protecting her. With SeoWoo there is a little bit more balance. He doesn’t have to be careful and considerate all the time. He can be a bit playful, bit more dynamic. I’m hoping that shows him how to have a healthy relationship. His face when SeoWoo hugged him was was sweet and heartbreaking.
I think I’m obsessed with SeoWoo and HaWon and this beautiful drama 😬😁

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100% agree with the difference between the relationships. I can't wait to see hawon being more playful with seowoo as they spend more time together. we already got glimpses of that here and there with the looking at you with pity part.

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I don't think Ha Won was obsessed with Ji Soo. They didn't talk with each other during 8 years. Yeah, it's weird to love someone for a long time like this (but it's pretty current in Kdrama...) but he didn't spy on her during her marriage. He lived his own life focusing on work.

When his AI worked with him, he wanted to try with Ji Soo. For several reasons for me : first she could help him as an AI, he already recorded a lot of memories they shared (two in one), the first AI was like Adam and he needed an Eve.

Then there were a lot of missed encounters and she died without him being able to talk to her, it's why he needed the AI works and found the reaction point.

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Nice inside. Thanks.

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I guess I would still call his feelings towards JiSoo an obsession, not in a creepy stalkerish way but like a thought obsession. He built a lot of his life around his memories of JiSoo. Like the guy at the company pointed out, JiSoo was HaWon’s fixed point around which he grew. HaWon himself agrees on this point when he’s talking to SeoWoo about how JiSoo kept him on track. So it is an obsession/fascination/fixation.

I do think that when HaWon met SeoWoo he found something that affected him enough to take his focus off of JiSoo. He rationalizes it as finding someone who will suit JiSoo but I think subconsciously he found something/someone that resonates with him.

Also, IMO all love is a little bit obsessive by nature...

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Seo Woo is clearly important. Ha Won's AI answered to her when it wasn't programmed to do it. It ignored the niece but talked to Seo Woo at the farm. The point of reaction was after he met her at the studio. So was it really the thunder? The piano? Or Seo Woo?

He met her only once but he already knew that Ji Soo would like Seo Woo.

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I’ve been wondering about that too. It seemed like the point of reaction was the music when he met SeoWoo. I thought it first hummed the music and then reacted to the lightning. I have to rewatch episode one now!

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AI HaWon’s point of reaction is the music and SeoWoo. The AI starts humming the song that’s playing on it own first and then communicates voluntarily with HaWon about the thunder. Based on the sequence of events it’s his interaction with SeoWoo that made him come out.

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I'm in love with JHI and CSB performances here. I might say it's their best imo. haein is clearly a strong actor for this type of melo/romance dramas and while I will love to see him going out of this zone and try new things, I won't ever blame him for playing his strength. a lot of actors do this and that's not a problem at all. one fine spring is similar to pretty noona imo, but I don't think a piece of your mind is similar to the other two at all. just the fact JHI is using long coats lol

I'm really sad with the news of the drama being cut from 16 to 12 episodes. this is a disrespect with the staff and actors involved. tvn has all the resources to deal with any monetary loss they might have. I bet it's more like not wanting a "bad record" with a low rating drama they expected to be a top one. and it's also a huge disrespect with viewers who are tuning in for each episode. some knetz are already dragging JHI, saying he's not that good as a lead.... (when I bet most of them were singing a different tune when he was charming everyone with previous characters). anyway, sorry about the rant, but this really pissed me off. it's just really disrespectful from tvn and f*** capitalism, honestly.

back to the drama itself, I was curious how they would move the leading love line when so much focus was put on ha won's first love, but I'm surprised how natural it went? I don't find it weird what he said about liking to look at her at all bcs he always seemed comfortable with seowoo and since the first time he saw her (and how he remembers it clearly), he was impressed in some type of way. and there's not jisoo there to be the bridge. I can't wait to see how they will navigate this. hawon never rejected seowoo since he found out about her crush and I think this says a lot.

I have no idea what's going one between jisoo's husband and soon ho. and I'm also bracing myself for when everyone finds out how entangled their lives are. it will bring back a lot of pain, especially for our main couple.

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In his last movie, his role was completely different.

People like to work with him. For Pretty Noona, the PD chose him personaly and wanted to work with him a second time. For this drama, it's the same writer than the movie Love in Tune. I guess it's nice to work with people you already know.

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I am on board! I don't know if my mood changed or if the show changed pace and finally seems to have found its footing, but I have been thoroughly enjoying this show. I love LOVE L O V E Chae Soobin as Han Seowoo and I will follow her story wherever it goes. I may not be 100% objective here...

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If this were set 120 years ago he would be obsessing over a painting of his lost love. It it was set 80 years ago it would be a photograph, if it was 40 years ago it would be an old home movie. Now its a hand-held gadget that mimics speech patterns and can convincingly approximate conversations. But in all those cases *its not her*. Some people, when they lose a beloved pet, get the body stuffed (or worse, freeze-dried) so they can keep it forever. There's a fine line between love and perversity.

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Beanies, I need some help. I keep reading that InWook had something to do with Won's mum death, but I jus can't remember anything of it. Episodes 1 and 2 were really confusing to me and I don't have the courage to go through them again. Any help so I can go and watch that precise moment? Thanks!

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During their recording studio conversation, Jisoo told Seowoon that her husband did something unforgivable, and then she went all the way to Norway to Hawon's mom's grave to apologize on his behalf. There's also a flashback of Inwook in Norway in front of the Mom's house, probably he was her piano student. That's why we're thinking he's responsible for her death, but it could actually be something else...

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Thanks, because I could not recall anything, but this makes sense. I will go and rewatch the scene with the grave. Thanks!!

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I've just rewatched the scene, now I know why I didn't get it. Thanks again!

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In Wook said a lie when he was young in Norway and it caused Ha Won's mother death. But we don't know what lie it was.

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Thanks! I've rewatched the scene where JiSoo was at her grave apologizing, and I could remember InWook saying he had made a mistake and never on purpose, but I couldn't put those two things together.

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How can this confusing and sometimes creepy show (it begins with a depressed woman, an obsessed man and an innocent woman, and the first week it ended with the depressing woman committing suicide while talking in the phone with the innocent girl who clearly seems to have a crush on her) be the one I can't pass without? I'm astonished with myself, because instead of understanding things better, every week I seem to be more confused and yet I'm liking it more and more.

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I love this drama to bits. I first tried watching it when it premiered but I wasn’t in the right state of mind and gave up after 10 minutes. However I gave it a second chance last weekend and I ended up loving the first episode and marathoned the remaining episodes.
I am sad that it was cut to 12 episodes but I pray that it will make the drama and it will be one I can always re-watch

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I think this definitely a drama you have to be in the right place/mood to watch and like!

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I'm really surprised the show seems to be bringing Soon-ho and In-wook together, as they are two personalities that don't seem to mesh well at all. In fact, one would expect In-wook to despise the meddlesome, illogical Soon-ho. A rather extreme case of opposites attracting, if indeed they end up a couple.

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Break my heart into a million pieces HW - he wanted to say her name and tell her goodbye. I teared up at that and his cathartic cry at the cafe. I like that he realized that it wasn't just this love that he had held on to that he had to let go, but also his own regrets about her that needed to end. Character growth!
I've never watched any dramas that JHI was in the ML, but swoon - him looking at her is a mixture of curiosity, amusement and a hint of affection - its perfect and JHI is nailing that expression and giving me butterflied.

I think mysterious boarder is Jisoo's Mom. Why? because everything has to be connected.

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Also I love the soundtrack - there is a song I think coming out next week that rewatch the scene over and over to hear.

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The boarder is the woman in the episode 1 video that the hospital administrators viewed as an example of a patient who wasn't honest with her doctor, and might be helped by the new AI device.

Also, Ji-soo's parents were together when In-wook called them after Ji-soo's death, so I don't think the boarder is Ji-soo's mom. The boarder looks like a woman who has been alone for a long time.

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It's funny and also frustrating to read how many people have been confused by this drama. It seems that if people can't get answers to all their questions in the first minutes of the first episode, they stop watching. I am loving this drama for a whole lot of reasons. It's visually beautiful, not to mention the fabulous sound track. The main characters have had to deal with some big issues (not all of which we know yet). It's about grief. It's about mediating loss. You pointed out earlier that there are countless scenes in which people are seen through windows or visually "framed". I think this shows how we can be seen from a distance by others but separated from them. On top people have been mediated by others and by technology. Seo Woo has acted as a go-between with Ha Won and Ji Soo (a mediator for his grief). and then there is the therapeutic role that the AI technology is being designed to address (not to mention Ji Soo dying on the phone!)

We should be able to suspend our need to know everything at once, Where's the fun in that? Although I have to admit I found Ji Soo's way of dealing with things to be horribly toxic, I am sure we will eventually understand her and her husband's guilt.

And the issue of stalking seems irrelevant to me because I don't yet know what happened to get them all to this point. Seo Woo's family tragedy in the forest fire and her struggle to rise above the loss (her need to hide her happy face in the photo with her parents) may provide a hint of the comparable fallout for Ha Woon, Ji Soo and In Soon-ho, who are all still struggling to work through the damage from what happened in Norway.

I love everything that JHI has been in that I've seen. None of his roles are the same. He is an actor who can convey a subtle range of emotions. and he often takes on a drama that is thought provoking and socially provocative. Something in the Rain, One Spring Night, A Piece of Your Mind, Prison Playbook, While You Were Sleeping - kudos for his acting in all of them. No other actor is doing what he is doing. And he looks like an angel. Wikipedia tells me that "Jung Hae-in's third great-grandfather is Jeong Yakyong, a great thinker of the later Joseon period". My admiration for that third great-grandfather is only enhanced by his talented descendant.

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Well said my friend. Thank you.

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I think it's really great how most Beanies including me have gone from WTH is this show (eps 1 & 2) to loving it to pieces now. It's not perfect as nothing ever is, but it's beautiful, thoughtful and definitely different from others. It just goes to show that having a little patience with the story-telling process CAN be rewarding (or not, in the case of Vagabond).

Anyway I enjoyed watching JHI in all his work you mentioned (except Noona which i didnt watch) and I have a thing for CSB - the way she talks and her mannerisms just fascinates me. I'm sad that the eps count have been cut now :(

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The new episodes makes me more excited for the main cast on how their love story begins, i love chae soo bin & jung hae in go go go & fighting😊😍😍😍

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I'm not even sure if I could craft a sensible comment about this show. I just love it so much in all its dreamy, surreal, ambiguous wonder. Even long scenes of two people drinking coffee or standing on an overpass are mesmerising. I love every minute of it.

I'm a bit sad about the cut but, at the same time, being only 12 episodes could be the best thing for this drama. It could end up being my favourite thing this year.

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I'm in love with the show. It was confusing but in the end, I was intrigued by the first week's episodes.

But I'm reading comments such as Ji soo did something unforgivable to Seo Woo alluding that she killed herself. To me, she didn't. It was a natural accident. Yes, she was reckless. But the weather was fine when she went to the forest. And she actually called for emergency help.

About the relationship between Ha won and Se Woo. I think he liked "looking at her" from the very beginning even when Ji soo was still around. He just wasn't aware of the implications of it all. He deliberately and unconsciously choose her to be part of his journey as he observed "I know someone who would suit Ji soo" which could also mean I know someone who suits me. I can't wait to watch this 1% grow.

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Ha-won also wondered at one point if Seo-won might come between he and Ji-soo. It wasn't clear if he meant that he would get closer to Seo-won, or Ji-soo would, but it does seem that even early on Ha-won recognized the potential that he and Seo-won would get together.

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Thinking hard why I like this drama. Notice that it is like 2nd lead syndrome being successful. SW is the 2nd lead you desparately want the 1st lead to notice.

I am not particularly afraid of the 4 ep cut. It's slow, too many flashbacks and too many characters thinking moments. A lot of side characters as well. This usually means that it will be draggy later on trying to tie those loose ends. Cut all those by a few minutes and the main story can still be tight. I just hope that the writer can do it properly.

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I was afraid that the low ratting would make them cut a few episodes but I was only expecting 2 episodes, not 4! :( Really bummed. On the one hand, I don't mind if it's 12 episodes if that was what the writer intended. But I have so many question.. like how much have they filmed? Were they filming (going to throw a random number)... episode 10 when they got cut? Do they have to go back and redo some thing so the story makes sense or are they just going to rush the episodes they haven't filmed? Sigh I'm so sad at how this cut can impact the story like. I feel like there's actually a lot of things they have setup ... like more about Ji Soo's husband and what he lied about, the Parasite lady's story, diving in Seo Woo's parent's death, Ji Soo's husband and Soon Ho's loveline (?)... I am definitely interested in learning more about these other things going on but I hope it won't take away from the main storyline so they could answer everything ... (Okay I'm done complaining about this)

I can see why this drama isn't entertaining in the obvious way. The characters aren't loud or making dramatic decisions that are funny or extraordinary. One appeal of drama is that they are great escapes. This drama is so soft and gentle. It doesn't try to get your attention through grand gestures but it ask you to wait and be patient with its characters as they go through their own moments of grief and healing. I am so invested in Seo Woo and Ha Won falling in love because of how they setup the story. Ha Won leaving behind his Great First Love (albeit a little obsessive) for something so much better, something real. I am so very much like Ha Won because I'm always stuck in one-sided love. I never want to face reality. Just want to stubbornly admire from afar. I am so proud of him for letting go and saying goodbye in the capacity and time he needed. I do think that Ji Soo really cared about Ha Won but I suspect that she really did love her husband and despite their marriage being rocky at the end, I wonder if she went to apologize on behalf of her husband because she couldn't stand that he did something ... really bad? I don't know... that's where my train of line went. Because i think it would be sadder if she actually was in love with Ha Won and couldn't be with him because of some barrier we don't know about (another thought line lol)

Anyway still bummed that despite how beautifully crafted this drama is, it got cut because of popularity and that it doesn't fit the typical mold of dramas. What a talented team. I wish they knew how much we appreciate it!

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Okay, lame going to reply to my comment because I didn't finished a thought. Most dramas are great escapes and I love that but I like that this drama brings you into the reality of dealing with grief/unrequited loved. Maybe because I had to deal with my own matters of grief last year, but I feel like this drama creates space for characters to deal with their grief. I get that Ha Won took forever to get over Ji Soo.... (not including the time when she died to her actual death), I think it's obsessive too but I also like that he got to move on from Ji Soo on his own time (of course with the right words and yes a little pushing from Seo Woo) but it was never forced. This drama makes me think more about people's pain/healing process rather than escape into an amusing and entertaining world (which are still great and I enjoy, but not all dramas have to cater to those cravings). Though I am definitely escaping into the beauty of the cinematography... so gorgeous!

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One vexing thing about the drama is how they introduce characters then they're simply left at the margins of the story for episode after episode. Why did you introduce that older woman scheduled for AI box therapy if you weren't going to do anything with her? Unless you just wanted to brag up front "LOOK! we've got the housekeeper from Parasite!"

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First of all, all these people need to see therapists.

The pace of this drama is slow but fast at the same time, I don't know how to explain it. 6 episodes in, we're slowly introduced to each character, which feels a bit weird (in a good way) since there was almost no introduction on the first episode.

This drama is good in playing with the small details! Touching our hearts with the smallest details has always been k-dramas' strength but this is on another level. The story depicts human emotions soooo well I feel like crying everytime I see them hurting.

I just can't wait to find out what Inwook exactly did that made Jisoo felt so miserable and guilty towards Won. He doesn't seem like a bad person, but he does have much suppressed feelings and that won't do him any good. Luckily Soonho is there and isn't taking any bullshit, I just hope he won't hurt her too much since Won said that she's actually very fragile (that scene at the restaurant really got me).

All the main characters have an unrequited love (that will slowly turn into successful love stories, I hope!) and it's interesting to see how their 1% chance slowly become more.

The 4-episode cut may actually bring out the best of this drama because I honestly don't know how they're going to stretch this into a 16-episode drama (the pacing is a bit too slow for me). The layers are peeled very, very slowly though (I mean it's been 6 eps and we pretty much know nothing about Won, JS and IW's lives in Norway besides the fact that JS-W are bffs), and there are side stories as well so I hope they'll find a way to tie everything nicely.

Speaking of side stories, I don't really like Minjung's story as of now since it seems very unrelated (I know it's not) to the current story. Changseob and Eunjoo are starting to frustrate me too, they're not being honest with each other and they're not being honest with themselves in my opinion.

That's all my opinions so far, and I really do hope they'll all get therapies although they'll heal each other. Sometimes Won and Seowoo can be scary hahahaha

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Ok so um like what's the four week rule? >.<;

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I started this drama when there were already 4 episodes, and I have to say I am now fully invested. I have not been this invested in a drama since Healer back in 2014. I cannot describe my anticipation for the episodes of drama.

Anyway, I am interested to see how Ha Won's attitude towards Seo Woo will change, after he allowed himself to be free of Ji Soo, and to finally let her go. I think Ha Won may have loved Ji Soo in the past when they were young, but to me, Ha Won had not properly grieved the end of his relationship with Ji Soo back then (before she literally died), because he was stubborn and decided to love her on his own, even when she married another guy, In Wook. His inability to grieve that relationship made him unhealthily fixate on the idea of what he and Jisoo shared, and this idea kept him stuck on Ji Soo. Truth be told, he might not have loved Ji Soo as much as he thought he did. I believe you cannot truly love a person you don't know, and they spent years apart without communicating, they practically are strangers when they met Seo Woo. So he might have unknowingly sabotaged his own happiness than to get rid of the idea of him being happy because of Ji Soo, because that idea "kept him in place", and not actually Ji Soo, the person. That realization is very hard to accept, that the person you once loved, no longer makes you feel the way you "remember" how they made you feel. So Ha Won kept on fixating on the idea of Ji Soo keeping him in place. I believe in reality, what kept him in place was himself, as he said, he is a determined person.

Now that Ha Won has properly let Ji Soo and the idea of her go, I am excited to see how his attitude towards Seo Woo would change, especially now that he also accepted that he has this "feeling that he can't exactly say" towards Seo Woo. If you go back to the first episode, you could exactly tell Seo Woo already caught his interest, he remembered exactly the first time he met her, but he was still self-sabotaging so...

I hope writer is able to wrap this up nicely even with 12 episodes, cos we are now technically half-way. My concern is that the episodes would feel too rushed. :(

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I'm glad that they cut it into 12 eps but we share the same concerns! I'm scared that everything will be wrapped up in a rush because things are paced super slowly right now. Sometimes I can't believe we're already on ep 7 (I just finished watching it) because there are so many things we still don't know about :(

I also agree with you regarding our 2 male leads. They seem to hold on this idea of happiness and the piece of someone they "love" (Jisoo) so tight that they're sabotaging their own happiness. If I did the Math correctly than it's been almost 10 years since Jisoo and Inwook got married (before Jisoo's death)? But they didn't even seem like a couple that WAS once happy. Yes, we heard stories from Jinmoo about how well Jisoo took care of Inwook but were they truly happy? Even before Jisoo knew about Inwook's mistake? I don't know whether the drama just didn't have enough time to show it.. or maybe we'll find out later. There's so much about Inwook and Jisoo's relationship that hasn't been revealed, including why Jisoo decided to marry him.

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I don't think it's obsession for Ha Won. They grew up together. As they grew, his love for Ji Soo also grew. When he left Norway, he hold on to that level of love and it assured him even if they are apart it will not change. Believing the foundation of their love is too deep. He is an introvert, added to that. As i understand from the story, JiSoo called him and wanted to say something. Why would she called him just to say she had someone else? I don't think she had loved him the way he loved her. As his love grows day by day, her love dwindles. As she said , her husband was there and took care of her while Ha Won was away. Yes, i don't like Jisoo. She made HaWon wait and hold on for nothing.
After knowing the truth,it's not easy to just forget it. Ha Won had it since childhood. How can he just throw away that feeling? Being introvert, there's no one to share and no way to outburst his feelings. He was looking for answers but don't have the courage to do it.
JiSoo's answering phone calls of HaWon and asking him to go with her to Norway were more of a guilt than being still in love. Her guilt for the death of HaWon's mother.
Ai Jisoo is his way of knowing JIsoo's feelings and thoughts and vise versa, he needed that for closure.
Meeting Seo Woo is like filling his life with what he missed because of his love for JiSoo.
His longings for so many years ...he is finding it a piece at a time . Thanks to Seo Woo.
I like this drama. I need to read their character descriptions to know them better
It's like HaWon saying...where have i been all these years.

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