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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)

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I’m just sitting here like:

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

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Episode 15

I think we have all been waiting for this episode, where Joon-hyun finally speaks out about his feelings regarding the fake postcards and his biological mother’s abandonment.

I think the episode delivered, although I find bio-Mom’s excuses weak and outright disrespectful to Joon-hyun’s feelings. The firsts few scenes with her were painful to watch, he was so quiet and shy, like he had turn into the little introverted child he once was. I understand there was a lot going on inside him, so he couldn’t find the right words or actions but, at the same time, all this made me think his bio-mother made the right choice to leave him with his uncle, aunt and cousin. I felt he was conflicted more than happy.

The real angst, though, came because his mother didn’t even comeback to see him, she did it to find help for her other child, so from the very beginning we know where her priorities are. Problem is that once again his family choose to feed him flowery lies and half-truths. I’m happy Joon-hyun didn’t stay silent because he is a mature, happy and well-adjusted young adult, and it’s time his family starts to treat him like one. His fight with his mother was heart wrenching but needed because only anger would make him say out loud all of those fears he has been bottling up.

Joon-hyun’s disappearing act was surprising, not because he needed to take a break from his family but because he didn’t call Bok-joo. I was sure that when this happened he would reach out to her immediately, but at the end no matter how much you love someone, sometimes you just need time to process thing. Alone. In the state he left his house, now I see, he wouldn’t have been able to articulate what was happening inside him properly.

I’m proud of Joon-hyun today. He has always being an incredibly endearing, fun and insightful leading man, but today he took humongous steps into becoming an adult who is in charge of his life. At the end, it didn’t matter to him what reason his bio-mother had to comeback, what was important was that he has a family with whom he can feel loved and protected, a home to go back to. And that’s what matters. His mother, like those shoes she gave him, don’t fit into his life. So, by giving back his mother’s handkerchief, he let her go and said goodbye to that little shy and sad boy.

Bok-joo went on a little journey of her own too. The entire situation that Joon-hyun was going through, made her rethink where her priorities are. Weightlifting is still an important part of her life but she also realized how essential Joon-hyun has been in order for Bok-joo to be able to achieve her dreams. This is why I love this show, because Bok-joo and Joon-hyun are best friends before anything else. When he needed her, she did everything in her power to find him and support him through his bad times. And also knock some senses into his head.

As much this episode resolved Joon-hyun’s trauma and family problems, it was also a testament to their relationship. That tacit honesty, respect and love that made them come together, today it was strengthen in a way that makes you (and them) realize this is no puppy love. I can say with confidence that whatever happens in the future, Bok-joo and Joon-hyun are for the long, long run.

Kudos to you, show. It’s amazing what a beautiful relationship you have developed in 15 episodes and I’m looking forward to see what will happen next.

On a lighter note, uncle Dae-ho seems to have found his better half too. GOOD. I like this girl way better for him than Coach Choi. Speaking of which, are Professor Yoon and Coach together now? It seems like it.

Bok-joo made it to the National Team! (YOU GO GIRL). The surprise party scene was another great moment for all our characters, it’s like the actors casted in the show are comedy gold when they are all together in the same room.

But this also means Bok-joo is moving to Taereung for training. Sadly, Joon-hyun didn’t qualify this time, so they will have to do long-distance for a little while. No worry, like I said before they are together and will remain together for long time.

What does worry me is Dad’s disease. I know this is a cheerful show so nothing bad will happen but I have grow very fond of all these characters and hate to see them suffering.

I can’t believe Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo will be ending next week. I’m going to miss this show dearly, not only because it’s my sweet and happy place but also because I have been pleasantly surprised week after week with the strong storyline and character development. Not to mention the constant stereotype breaking and lack of troupes. This kdrama is a true beauty.

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

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Episode 14

Oh, show, how I love you thee? Let me count the ways.

First, thank you for giving us what all other kdramas have failed to deliver most of the time: solid cheerful time between the leads before the laws of Dramaland bring imminent doom upon them. And let’s get this straight: the drama coming tomorrow won’t affect the relationship between Bok-joo and Joon-hyun in a negative way, on the contrary, I believe it will strength it. If that’s possible, which now I am thinking that yes, because this is the last personal hurdle they have go through and it’s been looming over us since the very begging of the show. After all, Joon-hyun and Bok-joo reunited thanks to a sausage, his mother’s handkerchief and an incident with the school’s perv. So, yeah, this dramas was bound to happen sooner or later.

And thank you, show, for starting the episode admitting that Joon-hyun hasn’t been working much on himself and his trauma lately. I thought you did it in a very nice way through his therapist and gave you the chance to set everything up for the last arc on the story. Now, Joon-hyung will have the chance to finish his unresolved issues with his family, and perhaps get over his slump and achieve his dreams to make it into the national team.

But I’m getting ahead of myself, since all this will be developed tomorrow, and today was about good old, cheesy happiness.

I thought that Bok-joo should have made things clear with her friends since the beginning because she’s not fooling anyone. This couple is joined at the hip and I’m surprised that Dad nor her friends realized it was them going around the school campus kissing, hugging and snuggling. I mean, have you seen other two people as tall as them in this show? It’s hard to miss them.

It was worth it, though, because we got one of the most hilarious scenes in the show when Joon-hyun got busted at a blind date (that he didn’t want to be in) by Bok-joo, who ended losing it and announcing to the four winds he was taken. By her. Everyone stopped eating. Yes, that’s how shocked they all were. They stopped eating.

Which of course took us to a interrogatory from their friends who wanted answers and “celebratory dinner” to with the happy couple the best. Joon-jyun is now temporarily bankrupt, I’m afraid. Pffft! And who awesome was it when he yelled at everyone who could hear how gorgeous his girl was?

On the other hand, while Bok-joo and Joon-hyun remain the heart of the show, it was the other characters who shinned the most today.

Starting with Shi-ho. I wasn’t expecting at all that she would give up on the competition halfway through, it’s not like her to do so, but I understand why she did it. At the Lucky Toad’s House she wished for a competition without regrets, something she hasn’t experience for a long time, and finding out her coach was influencing the jury, in order for Shi-ho to win, felt wrong for her. If the competition was rigged, than she could have done a mediocre performance from the start and not put herself through all the pain. The emotional unbalance and depression, the eating disorders, the pressure put on her family to afford her studies, everything they went through felt unnecessary at that moment.

I honestly don’t know what will she do now, will she go back to gymnastics? Start from zero with other coach? Perhaps try another angle? Or will she give up the sport altogether? Shi-ho has made incredible progress through the show and I’m looking forward to see what will be her next step.

Second, we have the relationship between Jae-yi and Ah-young. I’m still trying to figure out what’s happening here but I’m sure of one thing: they are the complete opposite of Bok-joo and Joon-hyun.

To start with, Jae-yi seems to be trying too hard. At what? I don’t know. I’m not sure if he’s trying to convince himself that he likes Ah-young, because on paper they make sense, or if he really does like her. If it’s the first, which I don’t since he seems mature enough to know better, he should stop it because it’s only making Ah-young feel pitied and pathetic. If it’s the second, then he needs to make his feelings more clear because he’s really not getting through. It’s no wonder she choose to go back to her hometown in order to put space between them. She absolutely thinks he’s forcing himself to like her.

And speaking of which, Coach Yoon is divorced? I thought I saw him wearing a wedding band, what? Whatever, if he is divorced and has feelings for Coach Choi, go for it. She has been pinning over him for years and it was time he got a clue. My only reservation it’s uncle Dae-ho, who is incredibly sincere towards Coach Choi, and today he got his heart broken. I know you can’t force someone to like you, but it breaks my heart to see him sad. I’m really hoping that by the end of the show I can see him happy and thriving.

The preview for tomorrow’s episode seem to hint that Joon-hyun’s mother came back for other reasons than to see her son, and she certainly gave away that feeling in her scenes with his uncle and aunt. Question is why now and what’s the reason? Whatever it is, it will break Joon-hyun’s heart. Thank God he has his best friend and girlfriend at his side to get through it.


Honorable mention to the scene in her room. You thought I forgot it, didn’t you? Joon-hyun trying to sneak in a là Romeo and Bok-joo in hiding thanks to a pimple was hilarious, but that charged moment between them when she gave him the green light made my fangirl heart squeal. Heeeee! Too bad her friends came at the wrong moment.

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Scarlet Heart Ryeo Episode 20 (Final)

SPOILERS AHEAD. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST EPISODE, DO NOT PROCEED. I REPEAT, DO NOT PROCEED.

This is not the ending I was expecting. I really should have known better than to expect the show to end on a positive note but the PD had promised it would be a happy ending. Truth is I don’t even get a happy ending of my own because I ate two boxes of cookies watching this finale, so now I even have to go to the gym to burn all those calories. I will just consider crying a freaking river through the episode as today’s work out and call it a day.

I am really dissatisfy with the final episode for several reasons. The first one being that I didn’t get the closure I think we deserved regarding Wang Won. The show spent 19 episodes showing him as devious person to just give him one redeeming scene at the eleventh hour, what gives? Am I supposed to believe he actually felt sorry for Chae-ryung? PLEASE. If you wanted to make him a more compelling character, you should have given him a proper time to develop mixed feelings about all the things he had done. Crocodile tears, I say.

Take for example Wang Yo’s storyline. He could have easily be a one dimensional villain in the story but through several episode we saw him interacting with his mother and her ambitions for him, add it to his “hunting” conscience and last words, it all made me realize how hard he was trying to achieve other people’s hopes. How hard he was trying to survive in a cutthroat environment.

Even Yeong-hwa’s reasonings were properly developed through the show. Was she nasty, ambitious and ruthless? Yes, but at least I get that she was also a woman who refused to be order around by men in a time when the amount of her importance was nothing more than to get marry and have kids. In her case, I understand her motivations behind her actions. She wanted more, to be more, so she sacrificed everything for it, and can understand that. Whatever the picture she got looked like the one she imagined is another issue.

Fuck Wook’s mother. After everything that happened she had no qualms about repeating history. It’s no wonder this family is willing to throw each other to the wolves with this kind of loveless parenting. Because let’s get it straight, pushing your own ambitions into your children and grandchildren, it’s not love.

I didn’t think that today, out of all the characters, it would be Wang Wook who would break my heart in a million pieces. I was already crying through half the show when I get to see a repentant and sick Wook, on his last days, thinking about the one he loves. And was it Soo’s face he saw? NO. It was Lady Hae. *sobs uncontrollably into the pillow* After all this time and all the things he did, his heart always, truly and sincerely belonged to his first wife. This story was fully of tragedy but none more so than Wook if you ask me.

It seems Wang Baek-ah was the only one who finally got to be free from the politics of the palace, despite remaining close to So. Woo-hee’s death was his snap back to reality of what it means to be part of the King’s close people. Baek-ah choose to stay away from his family, to mourn in peace and find a little solace. It’s a sad thing that he had to do it away from people he cares about.

Wang Jung remained steadfast to the very end. A man of his word, through and through, I’m so proud of him. Sure, he had his WTF and get a grip moments but I understand he had been dealing with an unrequited love for years. Jung never got the chance to be truly happy until everything was said and done, and even then he had to keep a secret and a promise for the rest of his life in order to fulfill Soo’s last wish.

Show, let’s be honest, we have been together through a lot together. Granted, you never pretended to be anything but what you are, a never ending sob fest, but I thought we had an understanding.

Wang So spent the entire episode crying over the one he loved and lost. Hell, he will spend his entire life mourning Soo. That’s how much he loved her and I totally agree with Soo’s decision to keep their child away from the palace. So agrees too -clearly- although he finally releases Jung’s exile in order to see his daughter from time to time.

But not reuniting them in some way was a cruel and cold dagger to my heart. I thought with an entire episode to your disposition, you would have enough time to develop a present day story-line. I wasn’t expecting them to meet each other and BAM! fall in love, because the one Hae Soo loved was the So from the past, but you could have given me something.

All I got was Hae Soo crying alone, at a museum, watching So’s picture and remembering all the people she had lost and even the daughter she never got the chance to see grow. Are you serious??

And full five minutes of Choi Ji-mong (that was him, right?? And he remembered everything!) giving more cryptic comments does not count as hope. OK??

My guess is that the show’s PD and SBS were so sure Scarlet Heart Ryeo was going to be a hit, they deliberately left an open ending in case they had to work on a second season. And they were right, up to a point, because the show was a success internationally but not at home, so now I wonder if they are willing to reunited a humongous cast of a very busy people and spend the money on a second production of a show that to them wasn’t all that successful. I hope they do… And if not…

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