JoAnne: Gawd, I don't remember. I remember liking the week's episodes, mostly. Then I reminded myself of how bad the acting is - it's not terrible, it's just.... Ahn Jae Hyuk needs work, and Gu Hye Sun, well - I think she can do it, but her choices this time around sometimes grate painfully. So even if I like some of the stuff the story is doing, I never fully engage because I'm watching THEM.
Shuk: I literally watch it to comment, then delete it promptly and never think of it again.
You are wrong, Sensei. At least about the fathering and the fun. Jae Wook insists that he kept it secret because that's what they all agreed to do. I sort of wish he WAS the father.
It's not really all that big a reveal, in my book. It doesn't materially change their behaviors or the plot. It's just... there.
Don't ask me, because I don't get it, either.
Well, in the case of Rita, the photo tells her that Jae Wook has a connection to Ji San that pre-dates Taemin Hospital; it also tells her that Jae Wook might just know a thing or two about vampires - especially since the photo is dated 1971 or something, and Jae Wook's CV says he was born in 1977.
What, he's supposed to be younger than me?! He looks like 50!
There hasn't been any sex chair in WEEKS. I am concerned.
"Welcome to my underground chair... err... lair." says Doctor Evil.
That's the actual truth, mostly, but you know it's not what he said at all. More crap that paints him as the innocent victim, I think.
I'm wondering the cinematic reason behind his verbal spin doctoring against flashbacks of what really happened. You know, besides pure filler and a rehash of special effects makeup.
If it was 56 years different, I might have been more impressed. But six years? Not enough to make that big a difference, in his life or in the story.
What's wrong with Awesome's hair? I can't picture him right now. Show me.
He's punishing him. For the rest of his long, long, long life, he will have excruciating pain because of whatever that was. Damn, that's cold.
Yes, but if he feels excruciating pain 24/7, isn't that going to affect his usefulness as a minion? Can you be sneaky when your very nerves are screaming? He will be too busy scoring Oxycontin and smoking pot to really be an effective fighter.
He tells her, yet again, that he thinks the less she knows, the more likely she is to live. Given that Jae Wook keeps saying leading things like 'Gee, I hope she doesn't know much, for her sake.' I'd have to agree with Ji Sang, but then there's the pesky argument of her being an adult who should make her own choices... except how do you say this to someone: 'I know shit that could get you killed. I can tell you and you can help me since you clearly were born to be nosy, or you can opt to remain in the dark and just watch me from the sidelines with patchy knowledge. Up to you!'
Knowledge is Power, Power is Knowledge, All of it needs Acting Skill. It's a vicious cycle.
He's just looking at his parents, missing them. Well, missing Mom. How can you miss Dad if you never met him? So he's missing Mom and regretting not having known his dad. Ri Ta comes in and says it probably hurts as much now as it would have if he'd known about it back then and that he can rely on her for comfort and all that kind of stuff. He looks like he might be touched by that.
It's constipation from her cooking.
Yeah, let the nun go. Has she taught all the lessons she needs to share with these God-players?
No reason to waste a single-patient room on someone circling the drain. Or is this the IP ward?
This might be one of the times when Ji Sang cryptically thanks Jae Wook and promises to repay the favor ten-fold, and then Jae Wook gets to have a moment where he looks like he half-way suspects that Ji Sang isn't REALLY grateful for Jae Wook's help.
Hey TWO can play the Inscrutable Implication Game.
I’m not so sure about that, though, cause what we do see is how Sad Dad is turning into Big Bad EVIL Dad all of a sudden. Well, because his wife spilled soup on him, which is totally unpleasant. Ah, the rage-fits. Yes, they are an issue.
It spills the soup in the LAP. It spills the soup in the LAP. This reminded me of Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs, but I have no idea why because it really doesn't have anything similar. Maybe the voice.
It was a spoonful of soup, not the entire bowl. I think they keep beating us over the head with these flashes of temper, maybe to imply that VampDoc didn't really want to "Send His Mentor To America", but that is was uncontrollable rage that made him squeeze that neck.
Ah, crap, what was it. Something about one of the virus that make up the drug - there was a huge outbreak somewhere and basically it does something to your brain and makes you a raging bloodthirsty asshole. He can never take it again!
A particular virus in the mix causes suppression in the areas of the brain that handle emotion; hence the rage-fits. So the storyline goes. In truth, the part of the brain they mention is the first to form embryonically and is a direct link to the eyes and the pituitary gland. Maybe that's why they flash green when they vamp out? And the whole growth plate stuff previously? Or maybe, maybe I just hope there is some purpose in constantly throwing out medical terms like this is a documentary on poor hospital practises.
Most ineffective Scooby Gang ever.
I think this is where Scruff says it would be boring to give up now and be safe, so he's going to continue on with his research. I kinda love this guy a little bit, he's so scruffy.
And brave enough to keep going with the research, even though his ticket to America was almost punched.
not so much, anymore IMHO).
Nope, she's very loyal in her disloyalty. Uncle Rita is furious and I think a bit shocked that she would blackmail him - and I think we still don't know with WHAT, exactly - but all she wants is to keep her job and protect Taemin Hospital. She's blackmailing him to keep her job and her responsibilities. Nothing more.
What JoAnne unni said.
Glasses gets more freaky every time we see him. He makes Jae Wook look like a boy scout. At least Jae Wook has convinced himself he's doing this for the good of mankind - I think all Glasses hears in his head is this, looped: Keeeeeeel them, keeeeeeeeel them
With his little creepy Chucky smile.
Awww, this was cute. When Ri Ta tells Ji Sang about poor little doc, he's all, 'Well, he interfered, he got what he deserved, maybe.' but then when she mentions that Glasses got in HER face, he all of a sudden jumps off and rushes off to kick some verbal ass.
Impulse is bad, Ji Sang. Remember the drug you injected? Plus, Glasses is not impressed and will likely now do even more mayhem than previously ordered by VampDoc.
Ji Sang came out of the coffin, so to speak.
Why in the hell are they even doing the Secret Squirrel Secret Reveal in a hospital filled with surveillance devices and black-suited guards?! It would have been better to do this at a pojangmacha. What happens at a p'macha stays at the p'macha.
Intern Girl tells Jae Wook she is pretty sure that Ri Ta knows basically everything now. Or maybe this is the part where Intern Girl tells Jae Wook how he's all noble and stuff. He might have been once, Intern Girl... but he's not now.
I worry for you, girl, for one day you too will be transferred to America.
Yeah, he didn't believe Ji Sang, so this is how Ji Sang proves his claims. Scruff's reaction was one I never considered - he feels incredibly guilty and at fault, since his father is the one who discovered the virus in the first place. Aww, he's such a nice guy. He feels absolutely terrible to Ji Sang.
Who keeps an Exacto knife in your pen container? That strikes me as a really really bad place, especially when reaching in for your gel pen.
Exactly what I said! Finally!) where Scruff drinks a few to digest all that heavy news. He found his Mommy today and he learned about Pampires. But he will never give up on Ji-sang, he says. Never. He'll always be there waiting for him. With open arms and an open heart. It's a very touching scene. Scruff even bows very deeply to Ji-sang.
This poor guy, he can't even lift his head he feels so burdened with guilt and shame. Ji Sang reassures him that it's not his fault, and the best thing they can do is to move forward as a team and SOLVE this. Which, when you consider Ji Sang could easily hold this guy's father responsible for his infection and the deaths of his parents, plus all the people who've died in the 40 years since, and now the horrible experiments going on in Ward 21A... Ji Sang is pretty forgiving.
Yeah, cause I blame his father a lot! He's responsible for this drama!!!!!
I like Ahn Jae Hyun's face best when he has on the surgical mask and makes an angry/focused face. It was a funny bit here though - she says she thought he couldn't drink and he says no, he's pretty good at it. So then she asks why he refused to drink on Jeju and told her he couldn't drink alcohol at all, and he says it was because he didn't like her then. She gets all blushy and says 'Oh, you like me now? Would you drink for me now? How many?' and he gets all blushy and says 'Yeah, you're okay. I dunno...2, 3...maybe 4 drinks?' And then they totally don't make out at all.
I dunno, maybe he told him he wasn't going to take the stuff anymore?
He withdraws himself from treating any of the IP Ward patients. Basically I thinks alerting VampDoc that he will not participate in any Vampirus experiments at all.
Ha, this is funny - Scruff is COMPLETELY hung over and in awe of Ji Sang's drinking skills. I think he tells her about some of the stuff they've figured out, too. Yeah, I remember her being amazed that vampires are real.
I just want the underwear scene with Scruff!
And then Ji Sang turns toward the camera and breaks the 4th wall and does a blatant CF about his new skin regimen, 'Like a Baby's Butt'. What, you didn't see it? Maybe he IS a vampire with super speed!
The voice in my head whispered, "Hurry and go to The Face Shop! Nao!!"
Queen of the Vampires, I am telling you. Just wait.
As long as she rips everybody's heads out, and I mean everbody's, I'm fine.
The voice on the phone was reading ghe "Vampire Slang Dictionary" entry for Transfer To America.
Jae-wook and Ji-sang are going to operate! But first, time for a little talk in the hallway. Those two sure looooove to chat! but what is that?! No more moneys for operations? We don't get to see it! But we get to see more talking. I have insider information that this show should have been called "Talking Dead", but then, the reps got cold feet.
There's a show called Talking Dead that runs after Walking Dead on Sunday nights. I love it. The network is in discussion to run a home shopping network show called Shopping Dead, but I probably won't watch that. It focuses on stain- and mold-resistant clothing.
I heard the Discovery Channel is adding a new one to their crime channel called "Stalking Dead". I hope they can find people to follow it.
They do, and this is why I get conflicted about Jae Wook. She has him thinking about whether he's playing some sort of God game. If he is, it's sure a twisted one.
I know it's supposed to be a serious scene, but I admit to giggling a little when she likened Him to a chair, a nice comfy one where anyone can sit.
I don't know... she lived a long full life and she was ready to go. I find it difficult to think it's sad, but I did feel for Ri Ta because Gu Hye Sun cries very well.
I love you so very, very much.
I have both of those books and let me tell YOU... they are great for relaxing and clearing your head. Very meditative. I have those fairly expensive PrismaColor pencils that let you blend and all, and I also have fancy moderately expensive art markers which I find I like a little more than the colored pencils... theoretically you can do some blending with them but I haven't figured that out yet.
I haven't colored anything in years that wasn't my language.
We want Luuvy! We want Luuvy! Maybe he's just getting a tune up.
Maybe he's finally getting that elbow joint to make his arms more useful than his current Tom Servos's.
OH YEAH, bring it on, baby!
At least he's not in pain anymore, with or without narcotics. Oh, not dead just tranked. Ji Sang challenges Jae Wook to kill him. Yeah, not much of a threat, seeing that he's killed his minions before.
CommentsI didn't know you could make a drama in which there is so much talky-talky. Is that normal? Or do I notice because watching anything with the sounds off is actually close to torture?
I think that. Because you know, the story itself is entertaining. It's not UN-entertaining. It's better than a lot of OTHER stuff we've watched!
I'm going back to my lakorns to clear my brain of this thing. When is the next fun SK drama starting?