Just want to talk about 2521 but goodness, twitter is so toxic. Can’t believe how many people are hating on Yoorim.

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    Are there people who actually like Yu-rim? The last time I hated a character this much was Jo Yi-seo in Itaewon Class.

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      Really? I see her as a kid with inferiority complex lashing out because she’s scared of losing her position. What she did to Heedo was bad. That is no doubt a fact. However, people kept wanting her to do this and that and because she’s not doing it, she’s bad and have no hope of becoming a better person. That’s not any different from the people in the drama judging Heedo and saying just whatever they want.

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        She has an inferiority complex, but how is that Hee-do’s fault? Even before stealing Hee-do’s victory today, she’s treated her like crap since day one when Hee-do was nothing but nice to her. Hee-do still makes an effort to be civil like when she asked Yu-rim if she wanted to share a taxi who rudely dismissed her. She’s under pressure from their trash coach to win, but at the same time Hee-do has to deal with being actively rooted against. She has a victim complex when Hee-do is the victim. She’s a reminder of why you should never meet your heroes because your image of him or her will shatter.

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          You can like how a character is written and empathize with their flaws while recognizing that what what they did was “wrong”.

          But I don’t watch media to make moral judgements about the characters on my screen. I watch it to see complex people come alive and see how the writer navigates human relationships, which are messy and tangled. People make lots of mistakes in their lives, people do things that others don’t approve of all the time, but the best part about fiction is seeing them grow from those mistakes. The best part is seeing how the writer uses those characters and their journeys to flesh out the themes of their story.

          I find the focus on how “likeable” characters are in media these days to be so dreadfully boring.

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            I’m still on ep 3 so maybe I should not say much but I think the question is how the drama presents the troubled character. You can have great dramas with likable or unlikable leads with many faults but the drama has to be honest and embrace the fact that character has no morals or is simply a selfish narcissistic idiot. This drama seems to be one of those that pretend it’s all about context, everybody’s got their own reasons and they should just hold hands and be friends.

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          It’s not her fault but to Yoorim, she’s a threat. That’s why she’s so on edge everytime she’s around. She would have done the same thing if another upstart fencer comes to their school. It just so happens that it’s Heedo this time.

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          I think both of them are victims of the adults in their life. Hee Do’s mum, coach, the association..all of them are not doing it right for the girls.

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        i actually think YR really thought she was faster.. not going by HD’s “fencer’s would know”

        Then they wouldn’t have to have introduced video ever in that sports.. du’oh

        While YR is rude to HD..but in game she won’t go that low to lie..

        plus, if anything ep 7 confirms the happy vibe this drama is going for.. so i honestly doubt any sad open endings will happen..

        We are witnessing the process of falling in love and those two would be end couple.. and we are witnessing enemy to best friend love story too

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        the only baffling part is BYJ’s radio club junior, gold medalist girl.. as to what is her equation/rolle in this series… I assume she is the switzerland linking other 4 / 2 couples

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      I didnt follow Itaewon Class live and got to watching only this year. I like Jo Yisseo. She has a strong personality and knows what she wants. I guess she may not appeal to everyone.

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        The only thing Jo Yi-seo wanted was Park Sae-ro-yi, so everything she did was to get him to love her back. At least Kim Da-mi is a good actress, which I don’t think Kim Bo-na (Kim Ji-yeon) is, but I chalk that up to Yu-rim’s character.

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          I agree. Kim DaMi is a great actress.
          YuRim is indeed complicated. She always has to put up this front for HeeDo. Girl has an inferiority complex but not really a bad person.

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    Really? What YooRim did was wrong definitely. HeeDo was ruled as the winner she shouldve respected that. YooRim is misguided and I am waiting for her redemption

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      lol..comeon.. in so many sports people refute.. or ask for confirmation.. respect the game.. rest will follow.. if the sport has given player that option of calling it out.. that means it is needed..

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      I think that she reLly believes she was faster. Not that she was being malicious. She really thinks she is faster.

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    I don’t understand honestly.

    She’s a teenager. She lost on a referee decision. It’s her right to contest it. For me, she didn’t nothing wrong.

    At the press conference, she should swallow her pain and angriness to say she accepted the referee’s decision but I can understand why she didn’t. Emotions must be strong at the end of a competition like this. It was the same for Hee-Doo. Both of them let their emotions take over.

    The issue was the journalists, their questions were out of place and the coach should have stopped them. But he was a bad coach since the beginnineg…

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    I don’t like how Yoo-rim has treated Hee-do, but I understand her. I find her to be a pretty interesting, complex character who will hopefully have a believable growth arc.

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