Beanie level: Noble idiot

That was so smooth !!!!!

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I am fangirling over Kang Taeoh’s arms !!!!! And his smile when he noticed her staring at him!!!

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    I so loved how he noticed that and then instantly flicked back to his conversation with that little nod as if he was really concentrating on the conversation.

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My heart just did multiple explosions here…. “Woah Woah” my heart !!!!! <3 <3

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    Will this scene become one of the best-loved kissing scenes in the history of kdrama? I think it has all the ingredients to do that. Time will tell.

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So freaking hilarious !!!! What an apt addition to the already handful cells.

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So after an year and a half I finished \”Ashes of love\” and thought to rant about all I have been feeling. It\’s my second chinese costume drama and I didnot like it as much as I expected. I hated almost all characters, I mean everybody were manipulative. RY was the manipulations were extreme but I find myself unable root for either XF and JM too.
I hated how the drama twisted his indifference by giving the notion that he was unaware of everything. How come he didnot notice the atrocities of his evil mother towards his brother? And he never reacts until it is connected to JM. His mother killed a whole tribe, killed his brother\’s mom and almost killed his own brother all under his nose and are we still to believe that he was unaware of it? It\’s so hard to believe that. The show did made it look like the emperor had it hidden but how can someone be this ignorant to not notice the crimes committed by.multiple people around him? The brothers were shown to have a close bond but still XF was unaware about the healing of RY. He literally had sex with JM ( who was engaged to RY that time) while his brother was mourning his mother and he thought about apologizing for his mother only the next day that too asking RY to call off the engagement? 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ He was shown to be not ambitious but keeping aside the love story with JM, XF doesn\’t have much quality that make you root for him. He is just a privileged prince without an ounce of responsibility. There is so much hypocrisy to his charcter that I almost started hating him towards the second half of the drama seeing his indifference towards his mom\’s crimes.
Coming to the other characters, there is moon immortal whose skipped mostly because that character irked me a lot. Towards the end of the show there is a scene where tells RY that he is close to XF only beacuse XF opened up to him. How come he was unaware of the years worth abuse on one nephew? How he never took a stand for RY while showed support to XF in multiple situations. There were times when he defended the emperor\’s actions and utterly ignored most of his crimes. The mortal arc love story was a result of his manipulation and I wonder if he will do the same \”red string\” manipulation if was RY in XF\’s place.
I low key liked the water god and wind god but they were too kind hearted for this mean world.
Coming to JM, I have mixed feeling about her. The character felt weak esp when there are strong females like the demon princess who actually creates an impact. The whole pellet arc was messed up and plot was all over the place because of it. It made her so indecisive and stupid that she was actually jumping from one decision to another, getting engaged to RY while sleeping with his brother, confessing love to one and marrying the other ??. I mean you know who you want to be with and even your dad said he will support whatever decision she makes, still she agreed to marry RY only for her dad while confessing to XF that she loves him.
So basically this was hyped as a love story, but all I could watch for three fourth of the series was bad people getting away with the crimes. And it\’s an example for a show that make the villain relatable and the leads boring. The only good thing was I have three actors who I liked and whose other works I want to check out.

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    People talk about how annoying FL is because of her naivete but its the ML I cannot stomach, and yet I see excuses made for his character over and beyond. RY’s spiral is understandable and he’s portrayed as bad but XF is spoiled and entitled and yet he’s supposed to be loved by the audience and its infuriating that it works because female viewers fawn over him and also the “love story”. Best thing about this drama is the OST “Unsullied” from Mao Buyi. And although I dislike JM, I appreciated Yang Zi’s acting especially her crying scenes.

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      Yeah the OST was beautiful. And I did not liked Yang Zi’s acting too I felt it was overdone at many scenes.

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I just loved this scene. It was so beautiful ❤❤❤❤

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He is so petty but soooooo adorable….I can’t get this outfrom my head ❤❤

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Such a tender and beautiful moment

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Penthouse series officially comes to an end !!!
I have lot to rant and dont know wher to start.

good things first
I loved the character growth of Hera Kids. With three seasons they matured from spoiled rich brats to sensible individuals esp SK. It made sense that she is working hard like MSA despite having a rich brother.
After waiting so long, SH and RN had their cute pasta date.
Kang Mari and Jennie too had their character development and I was happy how she is the owner of a penthouse now. Jennie and Ro Na being best friends was something we wouldn\’t have imagined in the first episodes.

The Bad things
One of the biggest flaws I find in this season was the inconsistency of SSR. She was shown as a badass lady in S1 who was brave and intelligent but as the season progressed she kind of made a lot of bad choices. I had my biggest complaint about her when she set the loan sharks on EB. It doesn\’t make any sense that she committed suicide to frame CSJ. The dashcam evidence and EB\’s confession would have been enough to send her in jail. She just survived a bomb blast only to jump a cliff. It was so ridiculous. OYH asked SSR to look after RN before dying while HYC asked the same from Logan. And what did they do? One jumped from the cliff while the other refused the treatment for his ailment. Why didnt they think about the kids? SSR and Logan could have been a guiding force in the kid\’s lives, SSR has SK and SH and could have made a lot of warm memories with them but in the end they both acted cowardly and ended up dying. And what was the need to revive Logan this season if they were to kill him with cancer? He didnot do much contribution to this season story wise.

I never though I will feel this bad when CSJ died. I should have been happy, she totally deserves it but I felt so emotional seeing her falling on knees and passing away after watching EB at the church. It\’s so sad that EB was going to the prison after 3 years wearing the dress she got in the name of her mother without being aware of the presence of her mother in the rooftop nearby. KSY has been the show stealer in all 3 seasons. The way she portrayed her remorse and regret was like punch in the gut. I hope she gets the deserving recognition in future for her stellar performance.

The court scene was well acted. I was shocked when EB silt her throat and Hopefully CSJ might have understood how OYH felt before.
I wished for a EB and RN reunion but …..

HYC had the a sad end. I guess had he resisted CSJ\’s advances in the past, half of the problems might not have happened. It\’s sad that he was talking about OYH even while dying and I cant imagine how bad CSJ might have felt.

There were a few cliffhangers in the episode like the anonymous blue flower sender and the creepy old man. I didnot understand why they were included.

Finally it\’s silly but the actual baddie apart from JDT in the whole series was a \” Pecan pie\”. 😀😀

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    I haven’t watched the final episode yet but I will later tonight. I totally agree with you regarding Dr. Ha. His was indeed a sad ending.

    The “pecan pie” comment! *laughing*

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❤❤❤

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One of the images I couldn’t take out from my mind after finishing the premiere episodes.

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