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Attention please! Due to a blockage on our track, we have stopped at East Daegu Station. We should either wait for the rescue team, or we’ll have to reach Busan in another train. As soon as I end this announcement, I will find a working train and put it on left most track. I repeat, left most track. If you’re alive, please transfer safely! Godspeed. 

- Train to Busan; 부산행  (2016)

Gratuitous shirtless hot guys post...

I’m just sitting here like:

Don’t say I’ve never given you anything… LOL!!

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TRAIN TO BUSAN

The Liar and His Lover Episode 10

“And that’s how it works.
That’s how you get the girl.”

Rub some salt into the wound, will you? If it wasn’t enough for Chan-young feeling down about the song he wrote for MUSH&CO doing so-so in the charts, he now knows for sure Han-kyeol and So-rim are together. Ouch! And I know the guys of Crude Play jokingly commented on how he never had any initiative about doing building up group trip but somehow I feel like they meant it. Then again, I don’t see them making more of an effort either.

And I wish I could feel happy for Yoo-na since I know the troubles and insecurities that constantly surround her in the industry but she’s such a passive-aggressive and envious person, I don’t feel like celebrating her song made it to number one. She broke up with Han-kyeol in the worst way possible and now it’s resentful that he’s not pining over her or at her beck and call. Screw this! If I’m to cheer on for this character, I want her to deserve it.

CEO Yoo was on fire too, rubbing in more passive-aggressive and outright aggressive digs at CEO Choi, who is already making moves to have his revenge. What is the deal between these two? I wish they would just keep away from each other’s paths, which is something CEO Choi seems to want too and it’s CEO Yoo who refuses to backdown. I admire her and resent her for it because she’s a empowering character who calls the important shots, but she has such a bad way to go around things.

Speaking of which, I finally understand a little more about Kang In-woo, who seems to be receiving a lot of music deals but he rejects them because he knows these people don’t appreciate his music. One wants to make amends and the other pay back to the first one, and he has clearly move on from the past. Yes, all Kang In-woo wants is for someone to appreciate his present day music and self. I hope it’s Han-kyeol who gets to do this for his father, he is after all in a position to do so and would be able to protect his music too.

I’m also over the Se-jung subplot, girl needs to go ASAP. Gyoo-sun is already onto her with the whole phone thing and his disappointed face was too much to handle. I know this character is being set up for heartbreak and I can’t take it. He’s precious and must be protected, while she’s a conniving self absorbed leach. I know Gyoo-sun is an assertive and sensitive person, so I’m sure he will tell her off next time he catches her doing something like that, or at least I hope he does.

Meanwhile, Shi-hyun and Soo-yeon need more screen time together, damn it! Their scenes made me squeal more than anything else through the entire hour and they are not even the main couple. I’m a goner and so are they, for each other. I want SOMETHING from this front, soon. Ya hear me show? SOON.

Crude Play remains bro-tastic and I wished they would have show more of their drinking games because, one: they are awesome, and two: Soo-yeon totally won that night. I am sure of it.

Who the hell is that man and what he has done with Han-kyeol? I was not expect he would be so open about his feelings. Who knew he could be this affectionate? So-rim, you lucky gal. He’s still dating up. And I love he still is in shock of Dad’s friendship with So-rim, lol. But I’m even more glad that he has someone and something on a personal level, beyond music, he wants to protect. Han-kyeol was all business before meeting So-rim and now he’s having fun and is happy again, this is something he had lost before Crude Play even debuted and I hope it lasts for a long, long time.

But this week’s star is So-rim. Not only did she stood her ground and told off Yoo-na and her passive-agreesive bitchiness in regards of her past relationship with Han-kyeol (you go, girl!) but also she defended the song Chan-young wrote for her band, which ultimately it’s also her music. It might not be perfect but So-rim and Chan-young are still new at what they are doing, so it’s expect for them to have some setbacks. On this topic, I’m cheering for them. In regards of Chan-young’s feelings for her, I’m afraid the he is setting himself up for even more heartbreak.

So-rim might have a long way before reaching the number one spot in the charts but she’s happy to just being able to sing and work towards her dreams, some of them have already come true. And the greatest one it’s just getting started.

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This guy… He was killing me in this scene!! His face as he’s chasing down Hye Jung? Hahahahahaha!!

The Liar and His Lover Episode 13

“So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble won’t you stand by me
Oh stand by me, won’t you stand now, oh, stand
Stand by me…”

CRUDE PLAY FOREVER. Through thick and thin because the show is at its best when the boys are front and center. Since day one, this is the relationship and the characters that have been winning the hearts of the people watching. Sorry, MUSH&CO, love you guys and your growth too but Crude Play has always had the most compelling storyline. Let’s break it down:

Bitch did not throw a bottle of water at friend extraordinaire, all around decent human being and hot man Yoo Shi-hyun!!! And that’s all I’m saying about Yoo-na because she has lost the little sympathy I had for her after that little stunt she tried to pull by using Han-kyeol. She doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned but I’m doing it to make a point regarding Shi-hyun who today really step up as the leader of the Crude Play.

Shi-hyun has been charming, funny and endearing since the very first episode but on this episode I could see another side of him, one that was shown in a subtle way until now. After this I understand why he’s the leader of the band: he has a sense of responsibility to his friends, the staff and fans that the rest of the band understand but don’t fully think about. This is why he was always pushing them to practice because he wanted to get out of the cycle of lies they have thrown themselves at. How he almost broke down when he had to read the official press release about not being ashamed, it almost broke me. And I really appreciate how he knew to take responsibility about what’s happening leaving Han-kyeol and Chan-young out of it because the latter it’s right. Those two, at least, never had to fake their music. It’s the same sense of responsibility that made him apologize properly to Chan-young for how they started.

I would have liked to see a scene between Soo-young and Shi-hyun, only because I think it adds to his character to have a support system in her and they have already proven to have a mutual understanding of each other.

How come Chan-young is at his best when heartbroken? I guess it’s because now that he threw all caution out the window, there’s nothing left to worry about. I was looking forward to see what would he do with this new freedom, but I was even more happy when I saw he stood by the band when all hell broke loss. Chan-young might have felt like an outsider and, yes, they all had things to work out but ultimately today he proved to be one of them when the guys relied on him and he didn’t even doubt in sticking to his friends.

When Yoon clarified why they have used Han-kyeol’s bass recording, to protect Chan-young’s career in case something like what happened today happened, I was totally tearing up along side our boys. The bromance is so strong with this bunch, I want to protect them from everything. And I love how at the end Yoon decided to take the long road and start playing his instrument from today’s onwards. I think it’s the right decision to make, no-one is happy nor satisfied with themselves when they are fake playing.

Just look at In-ho. At his last conversation with Han-kyeol, I didn’t see a young adult who is a veteran in the music industry and can deal with a press conference like it’s a walk in the park. I saw an afraid little boy looking to be reassured, so I wasn’t all that surprised when the episode ended with him at the hospital.

The way Crude Play debuted only drove home their insecurities as musicians and impressionable young adults. This is why and how CEO Choi failed them. As a once musician himself he should have known what the industry, press and fans turned anti-fans would do them if this lie ever got out. He should have waited for the right time for them to make their debut, for when he and them were confident enough in their music. But his hunger for success as a businessman and necessity to prove to others he could do the job won over. On this point I agree with CEO Yoo, he’s not handling the label properly at all, but then again, neither is she when she’s trying to make amends to Han-kyeol’s father 20 years later.

This episode also gave us some clarity on Kang In-woo. Until now, Han-kyeol’s father has been portrayed as a free spirit but I think we all get now that he decided to take the long way in order to protect his music from this kind of circus that fame and popularity brings along with the success. He might be known in certain circles, but at least he doesn’t have to lie to the people that loves his music and him. He’s himself all the time and that’s something I think Han-kyeol finally understood today.

Speaking of which, I really appreciate how Han-kyeol wanted to take responsibility along side with the band because he’s in part at fault for what’s happening. He didn’t want to debut with Crude Play because he knew Chan-young was better at the bass, if so, why didn’t he talk to his friends about this? Did he have any input into the band debuting with stand-in players? I think, yes, and for that he too failed his friends. But, as I mentioned before, Chan-young is right: there’s only so much he can do for them.

And I like this new understand he has going on with Chan-young. Theirs is a relationship I have always been looking forward to, especially with the rivalry and admiration they have for each other at the same time. It’s nice to see them find a middle ground.

I keep waiting for the show to drop the other shoe and bring some angst between our main couple, and I don’t want to jinx it, but it’s really nice that So-rim and Han-kyeol have remained a solid unit through and through. I’m not looking for a break up and eleventh hour reconciliation, so if we could keep this relationship going like this until the last episode, I would really appreciate it.

I wonder what will happen tomorrow to Crude Play… will they be forced to take a break from all activities? Will they choose the long road to success permanently or find an easy way out again? The show has never been shy or sugar-coated the darkest part of music industry, and I give it credit for that, so will things get worse for the band or better?

Originally posted by moonlightsdream