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So we have four actors from Sons of Sol Pharmacy (Lee Pilmo, Brutus, Miran and the actress playing the aging actress). Are there any more? I have been watching (MySoju) scenes from Sons of Sol Pharmacy the past week. Just loved that show.

I was also very surprised at the bad behavior of the little girl. But I'm sure daddy has spoiled her considering he's being mommy and daddy to her right now.

Agree the heart doesn't always grow fonder during the absence in a relationship.

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Absence may or may not make the heart fonder—but neither does "presence," apparently.

When Jin was saying good-bye at the airport on her way to Paris, she didn't show any care at all towards her husband, only guilt over her little girl. Now that she's been in Paris for 3 years, she doesn't seem to be calling home, either. It's Donghun who calls and leaves messages for his absentee wife to call home, telling her he loves her. The whole situation reeks of a one-sided marriage.

But, Jin has her side of the story, too. She doesn't seem to be fooling around in Paris, not yet anyway. But if she wants out of her marriage, I hope she does it soon for her husband's sake. It's a sad business for a marriage mate to be left behind waiting and not knowing the real score. He needs to be freed, too, if that's Jin's intention.

Or, maybe after a big fling with Sung-wu (Lee Sang Woo), Jin will come back to her senses and return to her family at the end of the drama. Not keeping my fingers crossed for that to happen, though.

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Slanteye - you predict that museum guy is going to be an important part in Jin's life - I can promise you he's gonna be important in my life too for the next 49 episodes! Along with always wonderful Lee Pilmo, and Brutus, as well. I'm stocking up on extra bon bons for this drama already.
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After 3 episodes, I'm still not feeling this one. On the plus side, there's a lot of characters and a lot of on-going story lines that are developing. So there's future potential... But so far, I'm finding most of the characters and storylines uninteresting or unlikeable.

Kind of disappointed that Kwon Hae Hyo is such an unlikeable character in this one (I was hoping he was more of a comedy oriented character, a role he excels in, but hey actors/actresses gotta break the mold and fend off typecasting emoticon) - typical overly-demanding, strict husband and father - though on the other hand, his wife seems impossible too... constantly daydreaming with dramas and letting her household and kids go into disarray. Although on some level, I suppose I can relate to her about watching dramas in favor of chores. emoticon But so far, she's just really out there. class blockquote nchristi wrote:

Absence may or may not make the heart fonder—but neither does "presence," apparently.

When Jin was saying good-bye at the airport on her way to Paris, she didn't show any care at all towards her husband, only guilt over her little girl. Now that she's been in Paris for 3 years, she doesn't seem to be calling home, either. It's Donghun who calls and leaves messages for his absentee wife to call home, telling her he loves her. The whole situation reeks of a one-sided marriage.

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It's a sad business for a marriage mate to be left behind waiting and not knowing the real score. He needs to be freed, too, if that's Jin's intention.
I'm already not liking her character, since like many of you, it seems like she'll become a focus of a love triangle. Gotta feel for her husband who has been working for them, while raising their daughter... as we saw in last night's episode 3, he grew up seeing his father (Vice Principal) devoted to his wife. So now he's the same.... a devoting and supporting husband. But perhaps his love will be misplaced and will be tested. What annoys me is if this love triangle story progresses, he was in a damned if he did, damned if he didn't situation. With how focused his wife is with her goals, if he didn't let her go, the marriage would have surely ended or she'd have resented him greatly later on, but with her going, it seems like things may unravel behind his back.

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I share your feelings about this one being full of uninteresting, unlikable characters, SuperRookie. Sometimes I feel like I'm too grumpy and critical of these dramas, especially at the beginning, so it is encouraging on occasion to know someone else feels the same.

In last night's episode, we saw Donghun flashback to the beginning of his relationship with Jin. She seemed even colder and generally unfeeling as a human when they first met. Usually that comes on after marriage in these dramas, so I was surprised that she was already an ice cube from the very start. Maybe her story is that he was so smitten, and such a good, loving man that he wore her down till she said 'yes.' While she had some degree of love for her little girl, maybe Jin simply never had any romantic feelings for Donghun.

The aspect I have the most trouble with is the whining women in this drama. Yikes. I couldn't believe the childish carrying on by Yunhui (middle daughter, the teacher). She acted like she was 2 years old sitting on her bed, mouth wide open wailing away! Then there is the youngest daughter, Myeonghui (the stylist?). She's another one who is intolerable—such a spoiled, loud mess of a person who is more interested in yelling and verbally accosting her straying boyfriend than anything else—is she going through the raging hormones of puberty or something?! And finally, we have the eldest daughter Yeonghui, curly haired married to Mr. Gestapo.

What I'd like to know is how such a stable, pleasant parental couple can have all those nutty daughters? Couldn't at least one of them have taken after their father? Even Mom, though minutely ditzy, seems to be a pleasant, orderly person. Well, actually we have the son, Donghun who is married to Jin. He's a regular person who seems to have been popped out of the same mold as his kindly father.

My favorite characters...

For some reason I really like the student who has the crush on his teacher, Yunhui. He's a fun, interesting character and actor.

Lee Pilmo - I like his new look. Still waiting to see how his character in this one develops. I was hoping he'd be a more serious type, but I have the feeling his role is going to be a little whacky. Still, I like him in nearly all his performances. It was nice to hear him sing last night—he actually has a rather nice voice and has done musical theater.

The actress and her husband - Those two crack me up. It's a real change of pace to see these two veteran actors do these characters. In the past they've both been stuck in the father/FIL and mother/MIL roles.

On the serious side, I'm also liking the Paris story. Lee Sang Woo as the rich guy sort of floating around in the affluent Paris art world has my vote! Jin doesn't seem all that interesting to me, but we've only just begun.

Also, it's nice to see Na Moon Hee playing the silver-haired grandmother. She's an excellent actress who is too often relegated to the complaining, petty mother/MIL role. I hope they expand her character to showing her talents more. (That was perfect when Grams covered the politicians' faces in the newspaper photograph with anchovy guts! LOL!)



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Deleted Scenes - Ep 3

When Actress nearly runs down her husband Subong in the alley, he is on his way to Cheolsu‛s café for breakfast. (Actress has ordered the housekeeper to toss out all food to prevent Subong from eating any food that she buys.) The café isn‛t open yet and Cheolsu angrily plops down a bowl of soup, telling Subong not to do this often, as he hasn‛t even opened up yet.

Subong launches off into how desperate he is and that Cheolsu‛s mother used to be the housekeeper at Actress‛ home, cooking wonderful meals. Cheolsu doesn‛t want to hear about it and tells Subong to eat up and leave. Subong begs Cheolsu to give him a bottle of soju, too. Cheolsu is disgusted that Subong is drinking so early in the morning... and probably because Subong is bumming the food off Chelsu.

Mom and Grams outside pruning plants... Grams watched a documentary on trees—after Hiroshima only ginko trees survived. Then they fight over trimming a tree... A big clang stops them—Yeonghui has returned from her in-laws, her arm in a sling. She tells her mother and Grams that she wants a divorce, something Grams says Yeonghui first said when she returned from her honeymoon and then each time she gave birth to her children! She can‛t stand her husband‛s perfectionist personality and abuse and starts listing off her history with Mr. Gestapo... blah...blah... blah. She lives in a fantasy world that life after divorce will be a cinch. She‛ll become a famous, rich writer. At that, Mom literally throws her out the gate. Still, Yeonghui doesn‛t want to leave, so Mom drives her home with a broom!

 
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In a couple, when one of them (either the man or woman) become so highly educated, the wife earned her doctorate degree, it always becomes a sore point in their relationship.. The educated one becomes bore with the lower educated partner because they are not on an equal footing as before. I have seen this happen in real life.
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I also like the student who has the crush on his teacher. I wonder if teacher will hook up w/piano man (Lee Pilmo). Seems like that may be a fun match to watch. Or, she could wait until student grows up and .... emoticon

Jin in Paris, on her way home is sure to either end up with Lee Sang Woo (don't recall his name). I'm just super happy to get to see him ... PERIOD!!

Also agree that it may be very difficult for Jin to continue her marriage with a man who is not her intellectual equal (although he did get promoted to a manager at his job). Jin never really loved him (I think) but married him because she was in a rut in her life and he was offering her love (and to build her a museum, although I doubt she ever believed that).

ALso, would her in-laws expect her to come home and be a housewife and mother after getting her doctorate? I just don't think Jin and her nice hubby are a good match. The little girl is adorable and fun to watch. I think she is more outspoken and demanding because her daddy catered to her..

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I haven't watched the unedited version of Sunday's episode yet, but I get the feeling that Ujin/Wu-jin (Lee Pilmo) is the son of the Actress. When he was drunk, he went to the café and slept there. At first I thought he might be Cheolsu and Cheolsuk's brother, but the conversation the next morning eliminated that idea. He just didn't want to go 'home' drunk so he slept it off with them. That would make sense because their mother had been the long time housekeeper for the Actress, and the three children were probably raised together.

Another revelation last night was from the drunk, loudmouth sister, Myeonghui, that Yunhui (teacher) doesn't really belong in the family, that they just raised her. Also, the way the scene was filmed when the drunk Wujin (Lee Pilmo) passed by Yunhui on the street, I'll bet those two are fated to get together... or else they are related somehow and don't know it.

The marriage flashbacks between Donghun and Jin were also much warmer in last night's episode than we had seen before. Maybe they aren't hopeless. Han Seung Woo/Sungwu (Lee Sang Woo) has a complication of his own—a wife.



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I just noticed this drama was directed and produced by the same guy who did Sol Pharmacy... no wonder we have so many of the same actors. Should be a good drama based on this PD‛s past work.

Ep 4 (Sun) - Deleted Scenes

Donghun flashes back to overhearing his wife being chewed out and nearly fired by her boss. He arranges to take her out to dinner the next day after work, but when he goes to pick her up she is staring blankly at an empty canvas, then lowers her head and cries or is deeply depressed. The scene immediately cuts to them back at home, Jin patting Rani to go to sleep. Donghun is distressed at what‛s happening with his wife and suggests that she study abroad.

Ujin enters a bachelor apartment provided by the music producer he came back to work for. The guy calls, Ujin is short and curt with him, saying he‛d better pay him a lot of money because this apartment shows he wants to work Ujin to death... computer, keyboard, and a bed. Work, sleep, work some more...

Back in Paris, Jin excitedly runs out of a building. She calls Donghun, ecstatically telling him she made it, she got her doctorate. Jin on a plane flying home.

The only other deletion was when the three sisters and Rani were on the swing in the yard, with Donghun providing the muscle power to keep them moving. It was a nothing scene, depicting only that he is helpful to a fault, encouraging everybody to take advantage of him. When he suddenly gets a call about Jin, he runs into the house and the women fall out of the swing.

 
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