Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

… But honestly, I find the screenwriter has become way to pleasing her audience by putting their theories into her own drama.
[It’s Okay to Not Be Okay]

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    Just a note: I can’t access Netflix on my office computer, so I use this way to do screen grabbing. This doesn’t mean I like pirate versions.

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    I have the feeling I’m not going to like the explanation given to Nurse Park being MY’s mum.

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      Neither do I. Twisting the plot for the sake of pleasing the audience is always not a good practice, especially when I suspect the screenwriter doesn’t seems to go this way initially, and suddenly want to have audience theories chip in to attract them to watch.

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      And by the way, if you really want Moon-yeong to survive, why using 2 actresses to play one character?

      I am still okay if Chief Nurse Park is just an imitator of Ms. Do. That’s still can explain.

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      If Chief Nurse Park is just an imitator, that would even hit the point harder. You know there are crazy fans for famous artists, like the murderer of John Lennon, or that German stalker of Apink’s Naeun.

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        Yes, that’s the only way I could understand it. But we’ve already had the crazy fan with OkRan… are we going to have a second one? And considering what we’ve seen in episode 14 it seems clear to me that Nurse Park IS actually MY’s mum.
        Such a terrible way to spoil a drama I was enjoying so much.

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    I don’t think that’s the case. Foreshadowing were there since Ep 3.

    Why do I have the feeling that the script was finish even before shooting started?

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      I also don’t think it was changed to please de audience, and even so I don’t think it’s well written.

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        Yes, it’s way too melodramatic, except they are planning to convey a message (parents morbid expectation to their children in South Korea?), I donMt thinks it is well written either.

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      If the script was finish even before shooting started, then there’s an unforgivably big plot hole here: Why we were shown her body is being sunk into the water in a suitcase (except you believe in miracle, since the PD is famous for his detailing in visual storytelling), and why there are 2 actresses to play one role which is Moon-yeong’s mom? The writing sounds rush for me, and the storytelling seems not planning–except if there are some explanations.

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I finally can’t hold my tear in this scene.
[It’s Okay to Not Be Okay]

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You know he is a typical Korean man
And in the end, it doesn’t work
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

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[House on Wheels]
I do love this quiet morning …

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This is the so-called “3-level pitch screaming” …

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Kim Eun-seok should watch this.
(talking about her senseless slo-mo in The King: Eternal Monarch)

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Sorry, busily watch season 1 of this. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is on hold for the time being.

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The show ends here, the rest is dating porn.
#TheKingEternalMonarch

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I feel peaceful watching this.

Preparing to break my heart the 3rd time with My Ajusshi, on Netflix now.

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    The best.

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    My dearest, Ji An♥️

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    A very small suggestion, I haven’t seen the Netflix subs yet but I’ll 10 on 10 recommend watching this on Viki. My Ajusshi has a lot of symbolism, even in the lyrics which Viki translates too well. It is free to watch on Viki globally and you won’t even need to make an account. I just think subs make a huge difference in the viewing experience of intricately done shows like My Ajusshi.

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      I appreciate the detail Viki translation for me, especially, not a Korean, which help me to understand the different aspects of Korean society (I watched my second time on Viki, in fact). On the other hand, @wapzy, I sometime have to stop the run to read every word Viki translate, which break my emotion. I still like to watch it on Viki (which I even have a subscription, so that I can see it in HD with no ads). Netflix translation has a big problem that they can’t translate everything on screen (Korean description, for example), but I think I can watch it more smoothly on Netflix, another kind of good experience.

      And, Netflix is a more common platform, so I can suggest to more friends of mine, most of whom doesn’t watch K-drama, to watch it.

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        Oh I totally thought this was your first ever watch that is why I recommended Viki for a good experience. But Netflix is more feasible specially now that it can be recommended to friends.

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          Lol which is silly because you literally mentioned it 😂 I just got carried away I guess.

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            That’s ok, and I think we need to have more people know these kind of rare gems in Korean Drama (comparing to highly publicized like The King, I was like … sigh …)

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If this End of Shooting photo of The King has some hint
(As well LMH’s IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA7n52-j6Ow/)
It will be a happy ending (see comment).

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I guess this video explaining time travel way better than KES’s The King
(Spoiler for Game of Thrones Season 6)

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This is the only part I do cry in the whole drama.

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    This moment was so touching. When you think what their first impressions were of one another when they first met and now they’re hugging and crying together 🙁

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You know what, I would rather the story go through this second timeline
Then the first timeline is being hinted only
That would be way more making sense

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    right?! I was thinking the same thing while watching ep 15. that would’ve been better

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      Yeah, @dee23, at least we are curious about why they are so close, then the hint of past timeline shows us originally it’s not the case. That’s make sense. And she don’t need think of those twists and turns on trying to persuade us in rein that they are suddenly in love.

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        Yup, missed opportunity there. The thought occurred to me when they met at Gwanghamun in the 2nd timeline.

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    Plus, edit out all the extraneous stuff (like the entire Japan story line). So much wasted money in this one story line (unless they manage to sell it to the Chinese market).

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    Exactly my thoughts during that scene. That would have been a better storyline and build up to the romance!

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A bad show in storytelling, a good show for PPLs
The King: Eternal PPLs

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【Spoiler: Mystic Pop-up Bar
Steve …JOBS?

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【Spoiler: When My Love Bloom
Seems it’s strange when he informs on Hyung-gyu he talks about In-ho instead.
What if Jae-hyun’s dad is framed by non other by Ji-soo’s dad?

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    The strangest thing is this: how is it possible that a conglomerate owner that protects his baby above everything didn’t make a thorough research of his future son in law background???

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      Yes, I agree. It can be explained somehow, although (like, Seo-kyung love him so much, and since Jae-hyun was already in the company, and he is kind of pretty obedient, so the chaebol just skip the step?), but it is still a big hole.

      @eazal, I don’t mean to explain it away, like the scar on Ji-soo’s thumb; however, it is kind of tolerable (Compare to The King, especially), and I’m not quite think about it while watching the drama. Sometimes if the drama is good enough and the plots are attractive, it can draw you away from those flaws. They are flaws, nonetheless.

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        I don’t consider this drama with lots of plot holes. In fact it barely has, so I agree with you.

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Keep a record, since this theory, I guess, is way too highly probable …
How about Oknam is being taken over to Corea during Korean War by Haejong, and bore an illegit son for him, who is Lee Rim?

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    But she despises LR way too much. And KES isn’t much into family ties lately, like for using them to influence the story.

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      Who knows, I’ve just keep a record. Afterall, this is just a theory, I am not expecting it is very accurate … =D

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【Spoiler: The King: Eternal Monarch】Honestly, to make Kim Go-eun’s character so falling in love with Gon, Kim Eun-seok has created a Schizophrenic character.

https://youtu.be/yaZkYUUVZG4

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【Spoiler: The King: Eternal Monarch】
“How’s that war, that war began in June 1950?”
This is probably the reason why I think Kim Eun-seok is back …

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    Aww she was probably taken when she was a teenager if she still remember it so well 😢.

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      I screamed. My brain is begging me not to make up more theories….

      But I can’t help it: currently my number one theory is that Court Lady Noh is Kim Sowol’s lost lover, and that the poems of The Azaleas were written for her. 💖

      See, I’m already writing Court Lady Noh fanfic. I don’t know where that leaves Prince Bu-yeong because I thought they were verry close. Love triangle? And I refuse to believe she’s been working with Evil Uncle all this time.

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        Tell me about it. Just give in, it can be fun :).

        Oh I’ll read a Lady Noh fanfic. I love her and uncle Buyeong in this drama.
        You got me so excited but then she said she was born in 1932. That means she was only 2 when Kim Sowol died unless I’m completely wrong about it.
        Since this is fiction we shouldn’t consider Kim Sowol’s real birthday right?

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          Oh drat. That’s another theory down the drain. :'(

          Maybe she’s his daughter? Anyway, I’m sure there’s a connection because she’s been reading the poems with so much feeling.

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            Agree and that’s why I kept saying that she has to be connected personally to it or have some kind of deep feelings for someone she couldn’t be with.
            I’ll go with Solwon’s daughter or Lee Gon’s grandfather. He would be the one who brought her to Corea.

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            I have ran into so many dead ends and that’s what hurts my brain lol.

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        Allow me to get into the theory as well (@kiara and @wishfultoki, you both made this so much fun).

        This week we have 3 facts revealed:
        1. Yo-yo boy/girl is finally confirmed as God (I am thinking of Yggdrassil from Norse Mythology, but Yggdrasil is a tree, not a person) guarding the doors to so many worlds (I saw that when s/he save Tae-eul from being kidnapped, “I am one and only one,” s/he said). His/her red string attaching the Yo-yo is about to break, so the highway system to those doors is about to break;
        2. Seems that everyone passes through the gate will have a scar which will be triggered by lightning (making them very painful)–Everyone but two: Tae-eul and Court Lady (Jejo Sanggung/提調尚宮, leader of all court ladies, with limited political power) Noh; and
        3. As this scene shown, Noh came from the Republic side, in today’s North Korea.

        She probably didn’t see the Korean War (1950-53) is concluded, so I am looking forward to her sad story about how she escape the North (may be involving something she lost her parents and sister on the run), and met the Yo-yo kid, who transferred her to the Empire side, and soon after, being appointed as one of the court ladies by the first Emperor of Corea. However, I guess both Noh and Tae-eul doesn’t have something most of the other “World Travelers” have (and I remember the scar means it is some kind of lightning struck, which may be some kind of “punishment from the heaven”, as Luna states). They are special, and being transferred from world to world is being allowed by God (to be more specific, the Yo-yo kid), to fight off his/her “many enemies” whom s/he simply is way too overwhelmed to handle. The rest of those travelers, including Gon, trespassing the doors to different worlds, so they are punished by the scar.

        So let’s see what is going on next. I said in my initial post that Kim Eun-seok is back (I still remember some of my friends guess that the first 10 episodes are written by a ghostwriter, and Kim just put the name on), but you know, don’t get high hopes to the logic of this drama, and you know what I mean …

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          2. Shin-Jae doesn’t have the lightning scar either!

          I don’t have high hopes for the ending, but I remember that Episodes 11-13 were the best of GOBLIN, so I’ll enjoy this while I can.

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            About the scar: what if people who were crossed unwillingly (Shinjae and Taeul were both unconscious when Rim took them through the portal) were immune to the scars? If it’s a punishment, it wasn’t really their fault… Maybe Lady Noh was also brought to Corea without knowing/unwillingly

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            I am not saying that with certainty yet, @wishfultoki, because we never see Shin-jae under a thunderstorm, like Tae-eul and Lady Noh here in this last scene of Ep.12.

            But yes, it is more probable he has no scar, because if he has it, Tae-eul will remember, and she would have mentioned earlier in this show.

            And @flyingcolours, yes, it is possible they have no scar if they are crossing the world unwillingly, but that may not explain Lady Noh’s situation. We may not know the circumstance of her cross, but she may probably the first “World Crosser” (the first cross by Lee Rim is 1994, and according to Lady Noh’s question, she didn’t even see the armistice of Two Koreas in 1953), she crossed it unwillingly is highly improbable.

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            @wishfultoki and @flyingcolours, sorry I’ve missed that, and you both are right, Shin-jae is the third person who passes through the doors without having the scar (Yes, I’ve just re-watched Ep.12, that’s when he crosses with Lee Rim …). So … hmm, we get to think about why so different on these 3 persons to the rest of “World Crossers” …

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        By the way, @wishfultoki, I heard Poet Kim Sowol is a patriotic writer during Japanese colonial period, and her poems are textbook material in South Korean school. The main topic of his poem is about loss of his own country as well its identity, that’s why Noh, a person born in the Japanese colonial period (she was born in 1932, so she was 18 when she crossed into Corea) enjoys his poem. I don’t think she and Kim Sowol have a personal love relationship.

        Sorry to make you disappointed.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Sowol

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          Kim Sowol committed suicide in 1934, when Noh was 2.

          Sorry to make you more disappointed, @wishfultoki.

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          Stabbed in the heart now, my fanfic. :'(

          Thanks for clarifying the dates for me. Ok, I’ll go with the general theory that she lost her country and her identity, though I still suspect there is a hidden love story somewhere.

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            I want one for our fave court lady. No one is going to be lonely in my fan fic world.

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            Don’t despair, @wishfultoki, maybe there is time travel as well, haha …

            Seems that the show didn’t explore that part yet, but we have that 2019 Tae-eul police ID left in 1994 …

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            Let me try continuing your fanfic, @wishfultoki and @kiara

            It was January, 1951, when the North occupied Seoul the third time, our Lady Noh had lost her family when they were trying to escape the Communist North, and wandering around the capital city, she somehow was finding food close to the ruined palace, and met the Yo-yo kid. s/he pity her desperate situation, and gave her–the Republic Manpashikjeok. For the sake of escaping the war, she use it to crossed into the Empire, and met Prince Bo-yeong, and fell in love with him (which is both their first love). Although because of her murky background, they can’t get married, but they became good friends for a very long time …

            The end.

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            @imperialtitus YES YES THAT IS THE FANFIC I NEED THANK YOU!

            GIF credit: @flyingcolours

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            Lady Noh fanfiction, yes please! I’d pay good money (preferably in Lee Gon bills) to read it

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            Oh, I forgot … an epilogue for my fanfic, @wishfultoki

            Since having the Republican Manpashikjeok, and it is in one piece instead of cut in two, Lady Noh is in fact the most powerful “World Crosser” with some extra power for having an unbroken flute, like: Time travel. Think about that if she gave this flute to Tae-eul (since she is in love with Gon, and willing to fight beside him), and she uses it to go back to the Republic, chases Luna, and tags Shin-jae to 1994 Empire and save the 8-year-old Gon …

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【Spoiler: The King: Eternal Monarch
“Seems we have omitted way too many detail …”
Since you acknowledge the issue, it will be fine, Ms. Kim Eun-seok.

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