And the celebration continues. The Seoul Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in film and television, held its second ceremony on October 27, 2018. Although My Ajusshi did not win in any acting category, it did bag the Grand Prize (Daesang), beating My Golden Life, Money Flower, Should We Kiss First, and Life in the drama division. Continue reading My Ahjussi Wins Grand Prize at The 2nd Seoul Awards
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When I see the arguments about whether the relationship between Dong Hoon and Ji An is of a romantic nature or if it is purely platonic, I can’t help but feel like we’re missing the message of the entire drama. Or perhaps I should say, we’re feeding into the exact issue which My Mister has decided to take on as its central theme. Continue reading Love, Not Romance: A My Mister Meta
Hoogye-dong, the neighborhood in which the three ahjussi brothers are born and raised, is a fictional place created by screenwriter Park Hae Young exclusively for My Ahjussi. Although ‘it is said to exist at the “mouth” of Seoul’, some of the key locations in the drama series, such as Jung Hee’s bar and Sang Hoon and Ki Hoon’s cleaning company, are actually located outside Seoul city. Continue reading My Mister Filming Locations
Many thanks to V and O of Drama Milk for providing live recaps during My Ahjussi/ My Mister’s run and for allowing us now to republish their recaps on our site. A whole lot of us parked ourselves at Drama Milk just before each episode aired, and their blog was truly a blessing to all who just could not wait a minute longer.
Even now when we have watched the show in its entirety, we can still appreciate these live recaps for their unique take on the business of drama subtitling and commenting. As V herself said about the nature of their recaps: Very raw translation….kind of a literal translation + feeling of what they are saying + some summations when either O’s head or my head just can’t really think of a good English explanation on the spot. Continue reading Drama Milk Live Recaps
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translation by @justamom from Soompi
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
Are the societal barriers against Dong Hoon and Ji An too great to be overcome? There’s generational gap, socioeconomic differences, societal expectations, and crimes on top of that… But @chickfactor thinks that if society says that Dong Hoon can’t be with Ji An, then he will reject society. Because “it’s nothing.”
And in a way, Dong Hoon’s journey of defying societal expectations mirrors the show’s own journey.
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
by Kim, Sun-Hee, 5/28/2018
Continue reading If It’s Love, Then Even Phone-Tapping Is OK? My Ahjussi Should Have Been Rated Age 19.
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