Picking up on the discussion on a modern taboo, i.e. age gap relationships, @akhenaten concurs that if the age gap were smaller, Dong Hoon’s dilemma wouldn’t have been as complex. Dong Hoon, the paragon of morality, finds himself in a situation of temptation with a woman who seems to be everything that’s wrong for him… yet she becomes his pillar, his soulmate, the air he needs to breathe. Continue reading A Love Story Minus the Romance
A contemplation on the love between Dong Hoon and Ji An. Is it transcendent love, transcending physical and sexual needs? Or is it romantic love, minus the romance tropes? @40somethingahjumma thinks that it’s the latter, and that this drama is blurring the lines of a modern taboo… age gap relationships.
Continue reading Blurring the Lines of a Modern Taboo
Source | Translation by @chickfactor from Soompi
If It’s Love, Then Even Phone-Tapping Is OK? “My Ahjussi” Should Have Been Rated Age 19
[TV Review] Thoughts after Drama is Over
My Ahjussi has been riddled with much controversy, such as the age gap between the leads and depiction of violence against women. According to @tiger457_stv, this controversy is a blessing in disguise because it creates opportunity for discussion, and that somewhat dilutes the prejudices we all have. Continue reading A Drama That Addresses Real Issues
Some viewers have categorized Ji An’s affection for Dong Hoon as hero worship, largely due to their huge age gap. Here’s a discussion among some Soompi members after the show’s conclusion. Continue reading Is This a Case of Hero Worship?
~ Discussion on the 20-something age gap between the My Ahjussi leads by Soompiers ~
The production knew from the beginning where the relationship would go, but they deliberately said things that were confusing, things like “this is not a romance drama but a human drama.” You saw romantic trajectory, so did many here. But there are many who see only platonic feelings. I am tickled pink that 12 episodes done, we are still in the same place as far as this issue is concerned. Hahaha..
Continue reading An Age Gap Romance?