Auditioning for her comeback film in Episode 8, Yu Ra has to deliver lines that surprisingly portray Ji An’s situation: “It’s a terrible pity that I’m younger than you, [Department Head]. I want to bite off your arms and legs, curse at you, and quit. But I have a loan to pay off. So I’m going to love you starting today.”
Much later, we get a treat when Ki Hoon goes to the movies and we see a snippet of the final film. It turns out Yu Ra’s character represents Ji An in more ways than one.
@actionscript at Soompi Forum writes:
The short movie clip of Yu Ra that is shown in Episode 16 was a metaphor for Ji An’s life.
Continue reading Yu Ra’s Movie: Ji An’s Life in 65 Seconds →
It may seem easy to condemn Joon Young and Yoon Hee’s trysts because of the obvious, physical nature of their affair.
But were Dong Hoon and Ji An innocent because they held back and did not cross the physical line? Or did they engage in one of the greatest emotional affairs?
According to @ccl82, theirs was indeed an emotional affair. What’s more, it parallels Joon Young and Yoon Hee’s physical affair in several ways. Continue reading [GIF] Parallels between the two affairs →
It could be argued that both of the women in Dong Hoon’s life betray him – Yoon Hee by having an extramarital affair, and Ji An by wiretapping and violating his privacy. However, his reaction to each betrayal is quite different, as Soompiers discuss below. Continue reading Two Betrayals, Two Different Reactions →
The Episode 14 movie sequence featuring train tracks has more meaning than you might think.
Continue reading Peppermint Candy →
This scene from episode 11 is the turning point for many viewers, the moment in the show where all doubts about Dong Hoon’s feelings disappear and in their place awe and marvel at this very nuanced, yet very deep love story. In @justamom’s very own words: “I came into My Ahjussi totally not expecting a love story. I thought it was some kind of thriller, something similar to Misaeng or Signal. And then BAM! it hit me out of nowhere around the time Dong Hoon said, “buy me another pair of slippers.”
Continue reading Buy Me Slippers = I Love You →