Welcome to the Spoiler Zone, everyone!
This is for those of you who want to discuss spoilers, from a “I’ve seen the show and WOW now I’m noticing all these other details in retrospect” sort of angle.
Here’s a Spoiler Zone for you to dig as deep as you’d like, into spoiler territory, WITHOUT the need for spoiler tags or other warnings.
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Other than that, READER BEWARE: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
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I was in the middle of rewatching this drama when I decided to catch up on the latest episodes of Little Women. I really love Jeong’s character here that when I catch up Little Women episodes (episodes 9-10) and saw what happened to him in that drama, I was really annoyed with the LW character that did something to him. Not necessarily because of Jeong actor’s character in Little Women, but because I love him here.
Why can’t Seung Yu figure out that Se Ryeong is not an ordinary court maid? She is not dressed as one, and goes rather freely outside the palace. But lies, secrets, and misunderstandings are the bread and butter of K-dramas, just like the Cliff of Doom…
i had exactly the same question. but then… if she was thrown out, or let go from the palace by the princes, as a formal court lady, why is she still hanging out around the princess? how come seung yu can not figure out that one?
but as you said, it’s drama world, it’s made by the writer or director to fit the event that needs to be that way for the sake of the story, regardless of how unbelievable it it is. and we accept it, even that we grumble sometimes.
I am only 30 min into E7 but already feel as though I should propose a drinking game for every time Se-ryong lies, which is starting to feel like every time she opens her mouth. 😖
i saw the whole drama, could not stay away from it.
and as you say, i also felt uncomfortable with her lies. but…i also understand that her father prince su yang told her that if she wants to save seung yu’s life, she’ll have to promise that she’ll never meet up with him again. to save his life she promised. usually, these koreans always keep their promises, it’s like sacred for them, amazingly enough. that’s one thing.
the other thing is, that he told her that she must stay the court lady and if anybody learns her true identity and what she did, she’ll be killed and so will their whole family.
every time she has an impulse to tell him the truth, these two issues keep popping up in her head.
that is completely different than the lies of myeon, for example.
I agree with you. The lies are bad and difficult to bear for us as viewers but they are understandable from her point of view. She’s refraining from telling the truth because she thinks this will mean death for some of them and in the meantime she tries to convince her father to marry her to Seung Yoo. Too bad she doesn’t know yet about his terrible plans.
True enough…..stakes are high!
I hear you! (Just checking in again as this is, after all, the Spoiler Zone, and I’m still 40 minutes shy of this week’s assignment)