11:28 am - 10/06/2017

While You Were Sleeping Ep 5-8 Discussion Post

Synopsis: A supernatural romance about a woman who has dreams about unfortunate events that will happen to other people, and a prosecutor who fights to prevent her tragic visions from coming true.
Cast: Lee Jong Suk, Suzy, Lee Sang Yeob, Go Sung Hee, Jung Hae In, Shin Jae Ha
Director: Oh Choong-Hwan
Writer: Park Hye-Ryun
Network: SBS
Episodes: 32
Release Date: September 27 - November 16, 2017
Runtime: Wed. & Thu. 22:00 (35 minutes each / 2 episodes per day)

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samfrack 6th-Oct-2017 07:55 pm (UTC)
I didn't expect to like this drama, found Suzy past acting work awkward or plain bad but here she's quirky without it being annoying. I really like her character. She's relatable, especially her thirst for Lee Jong Suk.

These episodes were more of the humor then suddenly here is the sadness. Left me wondering if more people will be revealed to have premonition dreams. And why they have them.

Really love the cop, he's cute. I have no real input besides Lee Jong Suk can come burn down my kitchen with his adorable cooking look.
lemonadetea 6th-Oct-2017 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm finding it a bit hard to keep track of what's a dream and what isn't. I know they do it deliberately sometimes to throw us for a loop, but I think we could've passed on the whole kiss situation one.

Investigator is my new favorite character.

The cop is adorable. I hope he doesn't turn out evil.

Lee Jong Suk and Suzy remain very hot. I loved that we got an incident of the glasses wearer problem of glasses fogging up when you walk into a building from the cold lmao. Not so into Hong Joo just giving up on wearing her glasses entirely for prosecutor boy. (Yay for more casual homophobia as a joke in a drama, too! I love being made to feel insecure about myself while watching TV!)
by_venoms_sting 6th-Oct-2017 09:00 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even considered the cop being anything but a good guy at this point so here's hoping that he stays nice.

Lol yeah I related to that scene cause I wear glasses and them fogging up is an annoyance.

Yeah the cop's co worker getting all scared over the dream being about a guy had me rolling my eyes. Like did we need a reaffirmation of heternormativity in there?
lemonadetea 6th-Oct-2017 09:29 pm (UTC)
I'm usually dead wrong on my suspicions about who's going to turn out bad, so there's that.
blades_of_gory 6th-Oct-2017 08:39 pm (UTC)
Really enjoying the show. I’m glad they are getting Jung Hae In more involved. I thought he was cute in Goblin.
by_venoms_sting 6th-Oct-2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying this and I hope I keep enjoying it.
aridnili 6th-Oct-2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
This drama honestly feels like a 5 minute show. That's how much I enjoy it. I still need more depth from Hong Joo for me to be totally in for her but I love how shameless and still not forced she is. She always seems to have a motivation to do the most extra things lol I need to comment on some things regarding Suzy and Kim So Hyun when I was watching them:
"Wow, KSH is a great actress"
"I love the temporary sisterhood they formed at HJ's house, I love that the moms were a part of it and how HJ mom is the fucking best mom ever"
"Suzy looks much taller than KSH"
"I want this sismance to last forever now, too bad it's just a cameo"
"Seeing them side by side KSH is pretty and cute, but Suzy is WOW goddess level. i'd love if they played good looking sisters"
To sum it up, I loved this cameo and even tho the narrative was lacking during the prosecution of the asshole husband, it ended well and fluffy.
I love the cop, he flirting with HJ is adorable and I love how he also seems to like JC and is excited to become his bro. Three flying dragons will be awesome together so I'm eager to see if he was actually related to the murderer soldier eeecks.
Talking about the almost kiss, between JC and HJ LMAO that was so embarrassing I could feel how dreadful HJ felt after it didn't actually happen. JC, you stupid boy! That would've been one hot kiss. Gaaaah but even tho it didn't happen I like to see how their relationship is being developed.
hpn88 6th-Oct-2017 10:04 pm (UTC)
the thing about PHR dramas that bothers me is how much build-up there is and then how easily things are solved. Like abusive dad was awful and such a schemer but like he cracked after a 5 minute interrogation and confessed to everything? I still remember the court room scenes in ICHYV where Park bo-young and crack-up.

Overall this does feel more well thought out and paced compared to ICHYV and Pinocchio. And the characters are great. Also my bae, Suzy is finally cast in something that suits her and she is killing it. I love her.
modestgoddess79 9th-Oct-2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
I thought the abusive husband confessing was totally unrealistic
musicnkisses 6th-Oct-2017 10:05 pm (UTC)
Fuck I forgot about this. Need to catch up
___varying 6th-Oct-2017 10:53 pm (UTC)
Writing isn't great and I feel like the logic will break down at some point... like with Woo Tak's and Hong Joo's conflicting dreams.
But relatable main characters/cute dynamic/lovely small moments (like the scene on the bus, or when we find out what Jae Chan's selfies are for). And the dreams and reality are interwoven really prettily.

Edited at 2017-10-06 10:53 pm (UTC)
antrea 7th-Oct-2017 03:16 pm (UTC)
Still a strong start but I really don't like that the cop and Hong Joo's dreams were different, and that they could help Jae Chan succeed just by comparing dreams and stuff. I want all three of them to dream the same stuff so it remains the truth that they can help change if they want. And now I'm wondering why it's so easy to change dreams now after Hong Joo has said she's never been able to do it before and with the smoking/gas station guy in ep 1 they tried to change it but it would happen inevitably.

Cop dude is cuteeeee

Wish Hong Joo still wore glasses, they were so cute on her and as a fellow glasses wearer, I liked the frames
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