161003 Ground Forces Festival - It’s really nice to see Leeteuk, Ryeowook, Shindong, Sungmin & Hyuk together ~
Leeteuk came for the military band event as an MC today!
* Teuk says he contacted the members and said he wants to help for the event so he is not receiving any fees for this.
When teuk said he is not receiving any fees for this, seunggi was like you ate a lunchbox just now and teuk was like “yes a hamburger” HAHA
Lee seunggi said hyukjae came up with the name armist ,
means ‘army + st(you know how people put ‘st’ for the best?)’ so its like the best in the army ^^,and was very satisfied HAHA and he said “hyukjaeist” XD
* Teuk and seunggi talked about how Shindong and Hyukjae did the cheorography for the dance team and how Sungmin did the production for the musical team.
Teuk: They ( shindong, hyukjae and sungmin ) keep making stuff kk
Seunggi: Yeah, they are like engineers!
* Shindong said when ryeowook comes into the army, he will get to sing the little prince 200 times~
[TRANS] Part of Donghae’s Korean letter that wasn’t in English:
When we meet, ELF be even prettier and i will be even cooler, let’s meet like that!! I love you
This letter is a little different !! For the sake of the world ELF, I wrote letters in English, Japanese and Chinese!! I was thinking what kind of present i can give to ELF right now, so i wrote letters in each different country’s language!! i’m really sorry that i can only return ELF’s love in this way!! In the future, i Donghae will become a Donghae that gives even more love to ELF! i’m always apologetic and thankful, i’m sorry i couldn’t give you anything more than this!! This is my sincerity! Let’s meet quickly !! I love you !! ELF.
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…