After watching dramas, especially really good ones like My Golden Life, I feel like I always have so much to discuss with others, but since I don’t really have that other person to do it with, I’ll just do it here.
I never thought I would ever be saying this, but I really like Ji-soo’s character now. This episode really showed her natural development from the innocent, bread-loving girl, to a cold-hearted woman. We, as viewers, know she is not acting nonchalantly because she intends to hurt those around her but is doing it to protect those who are most dear to her, and she can only do so by leaving them. When Ji-soo called Do-kyeong for the last time before leaving, she said “I didn’t know you were the one drying seaweed, I love you”. Do-kyeong was confused, but she follows with “Please tell that to Ji-an”, and I cried in this drama for the first time in a long time. The drama has been centered around Ji-an and Do-kyeong for so long (with almost no progression in their relationship; practically Ji-an telling Do-kyeong to go back to Haesung Group to no avail) that it was starting to get bland, but with Ji-soo about to leave to study abroad, everything changed; Ji-soo realized her priorities and, in the end, found what mattered to her the most. I’m not sure what will happen in the next episode, but I hope that Ji-an and Do-kyeong reconcile…which is what every viewer is waiting for, isn’t it? But that probability doesn’t seem high, knowing Ji-an’s personality, and Do-kyeong’s new will to appease Ji-an, even if it means to leave her alone. It’s pretty late now but I’m so shook from how good this episode is that I can’t get myself to go to sleep right now.
I want to start off by saying that this episode was probably one of the best episodes I’ve seen in a long time. Except for the Ji-tae scenes, which I’m not a big fan off, I loved every scene. Ji-an and Do-kyeong finally understand each other and talk to each other comfortably. Although we can see that they both love each other a lot, they know that for themselves and for each other, not being together is what is best. I’m still rooting for their relationship, but I wish there were more scenes of them when they started to like each other, because I don’t even think they officially ever dated. I’m glad to see that No Myung-hee is reminded of herself and her husband when she sees her son and Ji-an together, but that doesn’t change much about her personality. I guess it would be unnatural for her personality to change just like that. But for once (!), Ji-an seems happier than normal! I think it has to do with Ji-soo and Ji-an reconciling, but somehow, it still feels a little awkward to me. I’m so glad that Choi Do-kyeong’s dad has finally burst and is just done with his wife and all of Haesung Group, and reveals to No Myung-hee that he knows the true reason why No Myung-hee lost Choi Eun-seok 23 years ago.
I’m glad a lot of things resolved and are going smoothly. I’m so excited that Ji-an and Do-kyeong are finally officially dating!!! I’ve been waiting for this since, literally, episode one, and it has finally appeared.
WOW. I never imagined that Do-kyeong’s mother would let him get married to Seo Ji-an. But for some reason, I feel like it sounds like a threat? Also, the background music sounds suspenseful and creepy.
I love this drama so much I don’t know how to explain how much this drama means to me now…I got a member in a dance group I’m in into the drama too..
I’ve been pretty busy these days, so I haven’t been able to write as much…hopefully I will have more time when the next couple episodes come out because it’s getting really good. :)!
I, like a lot of characters in the drama, thought that Choi Do-kyeong would eventually have to return to Haesung Group, but the fact that he was adamant about starting over on his own really surprised me! I feel like even though we got to see a lot of moments with Do-kyeong and Ji-an, they weren’t real moments; somehow they all felt a little fake to me. When they were happy I didn’t actually feel like it was because they truly felt that way, but because they wanted to do the most that they can do in their one week of dating. On the other hand, I feel like Ji-soo and Hyuk are becoming more natural and comfortable with each other. I’m so curious about Do-kyeong’s grandfather and what will happen to him. Honestly, I thought Do-kyeong was handsome because he was rich, but now that he decided to start over, Do-kyeong and Ji-an’s relationship seems more realistic. I’m so curious as what will happen now that Do-kyeong and Ji-an will stop dating and Do-kyeong hears about his grandfather.
Only one episode this week because of the Olympics…but that’s okay because I’ve been pretty overwhelmed recently. I’m also planning on making a webpage on My Golden Life for a school project, so I’m excited to start on that! I’m planning on including clips that I’ve subbed and translated, as well as some stuff I’ve written from this dramaqueensoph website.
I don’t know why, but I’m already a bit sad. This drama has been such a big part of my life for so long that I forget how it felt to not have a family that felt like my own to look forward to on the weekends.
Wow. It just got super dramatic with this episode. As soon as I thought it was going to slow down and focus on Ji-an and Do-kyeong, the writers take the story on another route and all the secrets between the Seo and Choi families are getting revealed. On one side, I like the fact that Do-kyeong went back to Haesung Group, but I find it annoying that everything is just in a mess and people are forced to compromise their conscience to protect other things that matter to them. Even though this episode was full of surprises, I don’t think the next episode will continue to be interesting, but rather frustrating, and again sad. I think it is just Ji-an’s fate to remain sad and stressed.
I can’t believe they made Seo Tae-soo actually have cancer in the end!! And no preview!! This family went through so much, and they don’t deserve this!! Also so shook by the fact that the grandfather is actually getting fired from Haesung. Overall, this episode seemed to go by faster than the rest adn exceeded by expectations! 🙂 I really like Ji-hoo and Seo-hyun’s relationship the best in this drama now haha. Gonna go work on website now…
It’s so weird that everyone changed so much, especially the parents. Usually it’s hard for elders to change that much, so it looks so weird. Also, I’m a bit disappoint that Ji-ho and Seo-hyun didn’t end up together. When Seo Tae-soo died, I felt the same as if my dad had passed away. I wish that Ji-an would stop pretending to not like Do-kyeong. I think it’s weird that everyone changed a lot, but Ji-an still feels like she hasn’t changed much. In the end, it was expected that the ending not be super great since the drama has been going on for a while, but I still thought it resolved a lot of the issues throughout the show, even if it seemed to be a bit unreasonable at times.
Still one of my favorites though, definitely worth watching if you have even a bit of time on your hands.