I’m continually amazed at the story progression and the pace of this drama – things move quickly. That suits me just fine – I hate repetition, flashbacks upon flashbacks, long silent staring and no character development. Having said that, I don’t expect much just yet – it’s still very early. In episode 7, our creepy brother Ki-Se “smells” that Ki is a woman and rips open her shirtt. He orders her dressed and brought to his tent, while Byung-Soo stares at Ki like he can’t believe it. Two of the Goryeo slaves are brought in to dress her up and apply make-up. She’s brought to Ki-Se’s quarters and he’s momentarily speechless at her beauty. She’s forced to her knees, her hands tied.
Ki immediately scouts the room, finding the location of the cross-bows
Mi Rae’s Choice: Episode 16 Recap We’ve travelled all the way with our characters to the end of the line, but whether the journey is ultimately rewarding or even satisfying for characters and viewers alike… is up in the air.The final episode brings us back full circle as we once again consider the role of human choice in fate’s dictates. The running theme of “hope” also continues to drive Mi Rae’s motivations in her fight for her career and her dreams, but I find myself left with more questions and loose ends than answers, coupled with the unsettling feeling that hope is more often empty than it is fulfilled. EPISODE 16 (FINAL) RECAPEveryone waits with baited breath as Shin pauses for a seeming eternity over his prompts: Will he defy his superiors by reporting on the deadly humidifier sterilizing agent or will he remain quiet and choose self-preservation?Gathering himself, Shin finally begins to report… and it is not on the humidifier story, but on a more mundane matter
Ajumma is seen running on the street calling someone with the narration in the background that coming to the past changes nothing for her in the future. Kim Shin signs his name on the contract and is ready to start working for NTN the next day. NOOOO!
Meanwhile Mi Rae finds out Se Joo was the person who saved her from the ocean. She wonders why he has never told her and that’s because he doesn’t want her to see him as someone who saves her but a normal man who approaches her. He holds up a ring that he has been carrying around for awhile waiting for the right time to give it to her. Se Joo asks Mi Rae sincerely: “Will you accept my heart?”
He puts the ring on the 4th finger of her left hand and while I rage, she actually looks touched
Se-joo belatedly reveals himself to be Mi-rae’s savior, explaining that he simply wanted to approach her as a man, nothing more. With that, he asks her to accept his feelings. At her silence, he slips the ring on to her finger and hugs her.
Having signed the contract, Shin shows up to work at NTN the next day. He overhears a few employees arguing, but the pretty VP tells him not to worry about it and leads him into his swanky new office.
Se-joo hits yet another roadblock in his plans, so he seeks Grandma’s help with acquiring investments. She notices the ring on his finger (couple rings, perhaps?) and agrees to help, on the grounds that he marries the girl of her choice
It’s finally the end for KBS’ Marry Him If You Dare and people are just plain speechless. Maybe even a little angry, which explains the lowest rating the drama has received during its run.
The final episode of Marry Him If You Dare, or Future Choice/Mirae’s Choice if going by the Korean title, left an open-ended conclusion with Mirae (Yun Eun Hye) not making a choice on who she loves.
With the whole point of the drama revolving around who Mirae will marry, the ending proved to be quite disappointing as both candidates (Lee Dong Gun and Jung Yong Hwa) still had a possibility of being the future husband of Mirae at the of the series.
No love lives were tied and everything remained up in the air, just leaving a small random lesson of ‘follow what your heart tells you’ as it showed the four main characters starting fresh and striving for their new dream careers
Se Joo walks into the meeting room, introduces himself as Miranda’s grandson who inherits her blood and money but there is one thing that cannot be inherited and that is a challenging mind. He delivers an ambitious speech of his plans for making YBS into a media station that keeps challenging itself and into a media conglomerate that is recognized worldwide.
Mi Rae tries to get a grip of herself in the ladies after getting officially rejected by Shin, Writer Bae walks in and queries her regarding her Christmas date. Meanwhile, PD Lee wakes up from his little drooling nap (yes, there is drool on the desk) and sees Se Joo looking down on him, frowning. LOL. PD Lee obviously has no idea and continues to mock Se Joo but changes tone straight away and shuns Se Joo aside when the vice director enters the office
The Heirs episode 13 and 14 left Frau, BBSwooner, The Crazy Ahjumma and I with many feelings that can not be expressed in just a few words. We decided to create this post with all our favourite scenes from the two daebak episodes. We will rant, swoon and die as we discuss each scene and why we love it so much. Come and swoon/rant/die with us!!!!
“The Emotional Hug”
Ducky: My first favourite scene is the emotional hug that we waited one whole week for! Why was it such a great scene and delivered so much emotions?
Frau: Yes, I love it! It was full of warmth and comfort as well as reassuring. It also signifies ES accepting Tan not only taking his hand but him as a whole
Oh my god, LOVE! This would have to be my favourite one released from the newest bunch today. Viewers don’t get enough SeKyung stills and so these are pretty precious since we only have 4 episodes left and we are unsure if they will get together.
Their love needs time to grow and it’s exactly like this piggy with the knitting, the heart needs time to heal and be ready for the next ^ ^
We don’t get enough romance between Mi Rae and Shin either even though they love each other. I didn’t mind that because through what they are going through, they are learning and grooming themselves to be better suited for each other…
Sigh ~ I was once on this ship and I foresee ship sinking so I jumped ship, LOL!
Oppaaaaa! Writer Baeeeee! These two are my favourite side-characters now
Shin is both surprised and slightly annoyed to find himself ambushed by Oppa with Ajumma in tow. What is this, a joke? Oppa pays him no heed; he merely instructs Ajumma to tell Shin “everything.” Crushing the DNA results in one hand and reining in his temper with a violent effort, Oppa hurls the papers at Shin and slams his way out without another word.
Shin is naturally irritated, but anger is quickly replaced by mute astonishment when he reads the DNA results. Ajumma quietly confirms her identity: “I… am Na Mi Rae from the future. In 2014… so, 24 years ago… I married you, Kim Shin.”
Se Joo interrupts the companionable silence with the admission that he’d overheard Mi Rae’s confession at the park regarding her feelings for Shin
Kdrama "The Heirs" Episode 13 Recap and Screenshot ES goes outside to throw out garbage. She sees Tan standing in front of the café with a dazed look and tears brimming in his eyes. She looks at him silently, feeling what he feels, as he struggles to breathe with the tears rising in his throat and his chest squeezing in pain. ES starts to cry, and tears fall on both ES and Tan’s cheeks, mirroring each other.Eun Sang walks over to Tan and asks if he is okay. Tan doesn’t answer. She tearfully asks what happened. Tan reminds her of the time she said in the US she would hold his hand and run with him if it got dangerous for him. “Does that still apply here?” Eun Sang shakes her head, still crying. Tan looks devastated: “I see.”Suddenly, ES rushes closer and wraps her arms around his neck and embraces him tight, standing on her toes
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Where do I begin? The story has (finally) progressed, and we’re moving forward. The Kim brothers are standing up for themselves while Eun Sang may find herself in a much worse position than before. Here are some emotional and heart wrenching moments from this week’s episodes.
Tan’s Very Brave Confession
We knew this day would come, though I imagined it would be done in a more subtle way. Tan arranges for Esther and Rachel to have dinner with him and his parents (Daddy Kim and Ji Sook). Ji Sook sees this as an opportunity to show Ki Ae what her true position in the family is
Today’s opening is a mostly recycled version of last week’s super-long intro of Ryu Hyun-jin (LA Dodgers). There are couple of adorable moments at the start, however, like how Gary shoots Ji-hyo cutesy heart baseball signals and Ji-hyo’s flubbed pitch.
The cast marvels at the baseball star’s sweet digs, joking that they should have treated him better during his last visit. Then they collectively cringe when Hyun-jin shouts out the corny magical incantation.
This time, Hyun-jin’s superpower gives him control of the cast’s future, but mostly it means that he’ll be issuing the missions today. So it’s likely he won’t even show up until much later or possibly even next week
At the crosswalk. ES pulls out of Tan’s hold. Tan throws away YD’s hand. ES says to Tan, “I can’t do this anymore. I’m sorry.” Tan replies, “I know it’s hard. I’m sorry. I can’t promise that it will be better from now on.” Tan reaches out his hand towards ES. “Still, let’s go. Holding hands.” YD: “Don’t hold his hand.”
ES puts her hand in his, and also brings her other hand up, cupping Tan’s, as if in a handshake. Tan realizes what she is doing at first and whispers, “Don’t do this,” but he gets louder and louder. ES tearfully responds, “We’ve come far already. Let’s not go any further.” Tan yells again, “Don’t do this,” but ES drops Tan’s hand. She leaves, saying let’s just see each other around.
Just the two of them, YD says to Tan, “You still make people leave
MBC’s Monday and Tuesday airing drama “Empress Ki” has topped viewership ratings!
According to ratings research company Nielsen Korea, the latest episode of “Empress Ki” that aired on November 11 achieved 14.5% viewership ratings. The episode achieved similarly high ratings last week, placing it as the front runner for most watched dramas that air on Mondays and Tuesdays.
On this particular episode of “Empress Ki,” Ki Seung Nyang (played by actress Ha Ji Won) rescues the injured crown prince, Ta Hwan (played by actor Ji Chang Wook), and they escape from assassins together.
Other dramas airing in the same time slots achieved the following viewership ratings: SBS’s “The Suspicious Housekeeper” at 9
Marry Him If You Dare stills are out from this coming Monday’s episode, and Mi Rae is shown tending to a wounded ankle and perhaps, an aching heart.
On the next episode, Mi Rae injures her ankle from an accident during an outdoor shoot. Always bright and positive, she drops all pretenses, releasing her sad and complex feelings through her tears while she sits on a bench to clean her ankle. Perhaps a thoughtful Se Joo by her side will be soothing physically and emotionally?
The scene was shot on November 5th in Yeouido, and it may have lasted beyond midnight. And despite the cold conditions and long hours, Yon Eun Hye immersed herself into the moment and didn’t exhibit any exhaustion, no doubt impressing her fellow actors and the crew.
Running Man EPISODE 170. Broadcast on November 3, 2013.
A cyclone descends on the land of Oz, leaving behind two bewildered visitors: co-stars of the spy movie Alumni, Kim Yoo-jung and TOP. I have a feeling you’re not at the Busan International Film Festival anymore.
Still, the My Sassy Girl tree is a familiar site, and when TOP asks if she recognizes it, he gives us our first corny joke of the day with the answer: “It’s a pine tree.” Lol.
A nearby note (and trademark red heels, natch) teaches them of their mission: find your way home with the help of the Scarecrows, Tin Men, and Cowardly Lions, and plead your case to the Wizard of Oz
Se-joo poses a hypothetical scenario (which we know to be the truth) to Shin: what if he was the head of YBS? Amused by Shin’s answer that he would beg on his knees for forgiveness, he scornfully remarks that this must be Shin’s true nature: to stomp on the weak and cower to the powerful.
Shin suggests that he seek professional help for his delusion, but Se-joo says he’s seen plenty of self-deception among the employees: those who think themselves celebrities when they’re not, others who believe they’ll always receive paychecks. Now he sees that there are times when he must prune the branches away. Se-joo leaves and puts in a call to move up his plans.
The episode opens up with Shin walking up on a Se Joo and Mi Rae moment. He turns to a corner with disappointment on his face. He dwells on it a little and decides to call out to them to join the others. Se Joo gets up first and Shin gives Se Joo a pat on the arm for his hard work and thanks him for his quick thinking on the water tank. Se Joo quietly accepts his appreciation and goes inside.
Yoo Kyung arrives at the scene where PD Lee warmly invites her to sit beside him but she has her target locked on the space beside Se Joo and writer Bae, LOL. She bites her lips and calculates in her head how she is going to get to that space for a moment. Then very un-subtly, she points at writer Bae going, “There! That!” as she bulldozers her way through the boys and sits right in the middle of Se Joo and writer Bae
Kdrama The Heirs (Inheritors) Episode 9 Live Recap Tan is waiting outside the door of his house for ES. He gives her back her phone, and lightheartedly whines that he got hurt and was scolded by JS, wanting her attention. But ES just looks worried. Still, without saying anything, she tries to go in, but Tan stops her. ES pleads, “Don’t hold me and don’t block me. Don’t wait for me from now on.” She tries to go in again, but Tan turns her back. ES pleads again. She doesn’t want to be recorded on the security cam. Tan: “That darn CCTV.” HAHAHAHA! ES reminds him that he is the one who warned her about the camera. Tan yells, “What I do told you, what I warned you about…Did you ever really listen?”Won appears and sees Tan and ES together, Tan holding onto ES. ES bows and hurriedly goes in. Won motions for Tan to move, not saying anything about what he just saw
KBS 2TV’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Future Choice” has fallen to third place in ratings amongst shows in the same time slot. The drama saw a smooth start, placing second in the ratings race on Monday with ratings of 9.7%.
The second episode of “Future Choice” broadcast on October 15 had a nationwide rating of 8.6%, according to a Nielsen Korea ratings report on October 16. This was a slight drop of 1.1% points from the first broadcast, causing the drama to drop to third place.
Also in the same timeslot were SBS’ “Suspicious Housekeeper” retaining first place with 11.1% and MBC’s “Goddess of Fire, Jung-yi” airing back-to-back episodes with 9.0% and 8.0% ratings.
With a mere 0.4% difference in ratings between third placed “Future Choice” and MBC’s “Goddess of Fire, Jung-yi,” we are likely to see keen competition for the number two spot