“In the mountains there you feel free” ~ T. S. Eliot, The Wasteland
@rellea translated a post in DC Inside, which pointed out that Park Dong Hoon’s bag symbolises the weight of life that he carries. One place where he consistently does not hold on to his bag is in the countryside.
The countryside in My Mister is a place to which our characters escape to find peace and rest, and the insights they glean during their excursions often constitute a turning point in the characters’ development. In contrast to the city wasteland, with its crammed alleys and the neutral tones of office cubicles and subway stations, the countryside is replete with life and lush colours and wide open spaces. These qualities allow our characters to see clearly the most important facts of their lives for the first time, and to gather strength to act on these insights.
Continue reading My Mister Locations: The Countryside (part 5/5) →
Some might say that Dong Hoon’s integrity and kindness is a sign of weakness, but @chickfactor thinks that that’s precisely what sets him apart Continue reading Kindness itself can be radical →
Jung Hee and Gyum Duk (the monk friend) seem to represent two extremes in Buddhist philosophy – sensual self-indulgence and self-mortification, respectively – while Dong Hoon represents the “middle way”, as @maddymappo and @h2ogirl explain. Continue reading Dong Hoon’s Middle Way →
In an earlier episode, Ji An wearily wonders why she keeps getting reincarnated but later, she resigns that it’s okay if she is reincarnated again… almost as though to foreshadow her own death. But @ninaanin thinks that the writer isn’t playing with foreshadowing, but with metaphors. Continue reading A Metaphorical Rebirth →
Partial translation of interview with Oh Nara who portrayed Jeong Hee by @justamom Continue reading MK Star Interview with Oh Nara – “The Girl Who Loves A Monk” →