As mentioned in Part 1, Do Joon Young and Ji An spend a lot of time together. For someone who says, “What man would eat and drink with a woman he doesn’t like?” he meets up with her quite often. He even has her over to his house a couple of times. If only the Managing Directors knew about that!
Tracing the progression of Do Joon Young’s relationship with Ji An, we see how and when things start to turn against him. At first he believes (understandably) that Ji An is working with him to fire Park Dong Hoon. Then as he attempts to use her to trap Dong Hoon further, he starts observing troubling things about her — she seems to have feelings for the loser engineer! Suspicion turns to confirmation, confirmation turns to fear as Ji An starts working against him, and finally what he thought was a win-win situation crumbles.
By the end, Do Joon Young is our disgusted shipper in the show, the one that drives Ji An more into Dong Hoon’s orbit and then names the love between them. He had tried to pair them off to create a scandal….but his plan comes back to bite him.
Continue reading Do Joon Young: Captain of the Ship
by @actionscript from the Soompi Forum
It’s a K drama trope to end episodes with cliffhangers, and My Mister used it with great effectiveness. For My Mister, not only were these ending scenes cliffhangers, but most of them were the highlights of those episodes as well. Looking at these final scenes per episode, we get a glimpse of how the show moved the narrative forward.
The first 4 episodes established how the fates of Dong Hoon and Ji An have become intertwined:
Continue reading All the Ending Scenes: A Deeper Look
Soompi members discuss how the drama’s structural engineering jargon (cracked concrete, structural reinforcement, pillars, emergency escape routes) mirrors Dong Hoon’s state of life / marriage. What causes these cracks to form, and how can they be reinforced? Continue reading Park Dong Hoon: Built in 1974, Renovated in 2018. Part 1/3: His Structural Cracks
As Jung Hee and Dong Hoon mourn their lost other halves in Episode 14, a quiet, melancholic song plays in the background, hinting at their heartbreak, grief and loss.
Continue reading At Seventeen
Soompiers revisit the unsettling scene in Ep 14 when Dong Hoon hit Joon Young. What made Dong Hoon lash out like that – Joon Young? Ji An’s betrayal? Or himself? Was it his confusion, frustration, hurt and anger all being unleashed at once? Continue reading When Dong Hoon Hit Joon Young
Dong Hoon has been living his whole life as a passive observer, but he is now beginning to realize that his “no big deal” attitude to things isn’t always right. Some things actually are and should be a big deal. And sometimes one has to take the initiative because inaction can do more harm than good. ~ by @akhenaten Continue reading Sometimes it IS a big deal
To @ninaanin, the most impactful moment of Dong Hoon’s loss was when he realized that his connection to Ji An probably didn’t exist anymore. It almost looked as though his soul had left his body. Continue reading [GIF] As though his soul had left his body
Thoughts from Soompi as well as a brief Korean article on how Dong Hoon’s song in Episode 14 represents his feelings for Ji An Continue reading Faraway Place – Dong Hoon’s Love Song to Ji An
In episode 14, we wonder about
Sophie’s choice Dong Hoon’s choice. What will he choose in the end? The path of least resistance or the road less traveled?
Continue reading Dong Hoon’s Choice: The Path of Least Resistance vs. The Road Not Taken
The Episode 14 movie sequence featuring train tracks has more meaning than you might think.
Continue reading Peppermint Candy