2023 Baeksang Awards Nominations Fete The Extraordinarily Strong Lineup Of Hit Dramas And Strong Performances With Only A Few Notable Misses

She well deserved it, but better if she went further, aligning with the growth of the company. It would be a waste not to capitalise on that with another show. Second leads didn’t get much development overall, imo. Then setup for a quick meeting for granda and Hari’s parents.


I’ll be back to squee & thoughts about that episode then. It’s time for the auction to start, and to Ki-tae’s horror, he finds out that it’s a bachelor auction and they’ve all been invited to be sold off like cattle. Yeo-reum already knows, hence the new suit paid for by Se-ah, while Ki-tae has to be forcibly pushed onto the stage to do his part, yunno, for charity. Se-ah doesn’t look all that interested in having Hoon-dong participate, but he volunteers. It’s now five hours before the inciting incident, and Jang-mi stuffs her face with food while arguing that meeting the parents is still a bit much. But he points out that she doesn’t love him, so there’s no need to look good or say the right things.

And the fact they were both doing that – just goes to show how much love must be there between them. Also not sure ‘morbid jealousy’ is a particularly meaningful medical or legal term. I think that as viewers we would feel cheated if they spend 16 episodes reconciliating only to discover at some point that it was a big misunderstanding.


I find Se Ah’s character very interesting. She seems like someone who has everything figured out in her life and although she has made it clear herself that she is narcissistic, from my point of view, it doesn’t seem that way. She is definitely not the one dimensional second lead whom you want to bitch slap nor is she someone with no feelings for GT. I hope the story shows her development for the better too along with our leads. I don’t know if it’s the character itself or its the acting but something about her is really annoying me. oh well, it’s not like she’s that important to the main couple anyway. I agree, I recap a drama the most when I like all the characters too.

Idk guess I’ve seen too many kdramas that’s honestly how I expected it to go. I believe that if Hyun Su hadn’t lost his memories it would’ve taken him much longer to finally become his true self. He’s been putting on an act for 15 years, personalities are tricky, at some point the lines between his role-self and true self must’ve been blurred. I really felt that he was refusing to let himself fall in love with her again because he hates how he treated her and thinks she deserves so much more. Watching a drama while it’s airing is something else, so if you guys have any currently airing recs… Haha thanks for helping me relive all the best moments of the drama!

Let me just say what a revelation watching MND is. The drama is cute but it is such a revelatory of two great talents in HG and YWJ! Romcoms really are only as good as its leads, and these 2 sell it so well with chemistry & pitch-perfect acting on top of a zippy https://datingstream.org/ script. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t get the end where JM tells KiTae to go be with SA even though he doesn’t love her. She seemed to be going down a path of noble idiocy and I did not like it but then the real ending happened and I was somewhat appeased.

If it had been the other way around, people would be outraged. Next episode….If they run and miss each other, I’ll throw something. Though betraying the parents by lying to them all long is just as bad.

That would have been fine and good but the couple divorced 17 months later. Lee went on a hiatus for almost 2 1/2 years because most people blamed him for the divorce as Jo was now a single mother raising her daughter alone. Before her marriage, Jo was a popular network actress and radio show host. Both jobs ended shortly after her marriage and divorce.

I love a good slow burn romance, but there needs to be sufficient payoff for all of the tension and waiting. Lee Dong-Gun and Jo Yoon Hee were on a Korean talk show to promote the series as it was about to reach its climax and ending arc. Jo readily admitted that she did not get along with Lee on the set.

She calls Jang-mi’s mother directly and expresses concern over her surgery, causing Jang-mi’s mom to fuss that Jang-mi wasn’t supposed to tell. She tells Ki-tae’s mom that she’s not in pain, just a little swollen and embarrassed to show people, not realizing that Ki-tae’s mother thinks she’s talking about her butt. I adore the characters and the way that love and relationships were portrayed in different ways. A true romcom that makes you swoon.

Utterly impressed, looking up all his dramas right now… Tropes done right, really right … Can make a really good story 😀 while the shallow renditions for cardboard characters … I wonder if it will be addressed or is important to the plot. He says he’s rather die than make someone cry. I’m sorry, but this really is plain noble idiocy, and I expected better from this drama.

I thought FoE lost its way a bit in the last few episodes in terms of plot developments by giving our main characters idiot balls to hold, but it really stuck its landing. Maybe I’ll look back at this and sour on it, or wonder what the hell I was thinking, but I can confidently say as of now, it’s truly an excellent drama with an excellent ending. I love love love how realistic the breakup is.

This whole drunken interrogation is priceless. Ki-tae says he’s interfering this time for Jang-mi’s benefit, and she scoffs that she knows she’s hit rock bottom right now, “But I can’t be clean and cool and polite like you people! ” I love how the words are positive but she says them like insults. She cries that she has to see the person she wants to see and say the things she wants to say—it may be messy, but that’s the right thing to do. Now that my recap slate has freed up, I can finally turn my attention to something new.