One thing I noticed during a re-watch was how often PDnim focuses on hands. He portrays an emotion and tells a story just by having us look at a character’s hands, and through this he encourages us to keep paying attention.Continue reading Hands: Telling the Story
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Episode 4 Deconstructed: Sang Hoon’s Shame
I just finished Episode 4 and after sobbing and laughing then sobbing again…I realised this: Episode 1-2 were thrilling and exciting and made me think it was some kind of thriller/corporate mystery. But episode 4 was when the show sank its claws into me. And I didn’t even realise it then, because it was done so, so subtly through the use of wiretapping/flashbacks.
EPISODE 4 IS A STORY IN ITSELF: Sang Hoon’s Shame
I just want to deconstruct how the writer did it because she built up the tension and suspense so beautifully until that dramatic climax. Continue reading Episode 4 Deconstructed: Sang Hoon’s Shame
My Mister Locations: The Countryside (part 5/5)
“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.
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Adult by Sondia – Ji An’s Character Theme Song
This is a lovely character study on Lee Ji An at the end of the journey with My (Her) Ahjussi. She’s no longer “alone in this big world, a foreigner among laughing people, or just running forward mindlessly.”
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[GIF] Knowing Looks (1/3)
Part 1 of this three-part GIF series focuses on the Ep 12 encounter between the “pair” and the Hoogye Gang. This scene is priceless for what is not said. ~ Commentary by @tiger457_stv from Soompi Continue reading [GIF] Knowing Looks (1/3)
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.
Overall Theme: Rebirth
I think the overall theme is rebirth, kind of like shedding the old skin by a snake, or the old feathers like an eagle. The eagle experiences extreme pain while removing the old feathers but grows back a plume that allows it to fly even higher. The characters don’t have to die physically for this… ~ by @africandramalover
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Dong Hoon’s Middle Way
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
A Metaphorical Rebirth
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
Dong Hoon’s Choice: The Path of Least Resistance vs. The Road Not Taken
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?
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