7:28 pm - 03/15/2019

He is Psychometric Ep 1-2 Discussion Post

SynopsisA boy who is able to read the secrets of those whose skin comes into contact with him, and a girl who does everything she can to hide her pain. In the drama, the boy and girl will meet and try to fix, heal, grow, and love from the small and big occurrences that happen in their lives.

Cast: Park Jin Young, Shin Ye-Eun, Kim Kwon, Kim Da-Som,
Noh Jong-Hyun, Ko Yoon-Jung, Kim Hyo-Jin, Park Chul-Min, Sa Kang,
Jang Eui-Su, Eom Hyo-Seop, Jung Suk-Yong, Lee Jong-Hyuk

Director:  Kim Byung-Soo
Writer: Yang Jin-A
Network: tvN
Episodes: 16
Release Date: March 11 - April 30, 2019
Runtime: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:30

WATCH HERE: ondramanice | Viki

Note: The soompi article doesn't spoil any important plot points

[Why Are We Still Here? Just To Suffer? [a.k.a more JY in the shower]]

Sources: Asianwiki / ondramanice / Viki / fanatic_got7_ / soompi / 79bambams / CJnDrama / gif / gif2

I've never done a discussion post before but I wanted to try this and see if there's people on omona that are interested in having those for this drama? (And in that case, is this a good time to post them/should I do more than two episodes per post or is this ok?) Or would people rather have a discussion post after it's ended?

The drama's off to a good start, and at least OP is excited about it!

camouflagecat Well if nothing else I'll just comment myself15th-Mar-2019 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'll probably forget a lot of the things I meant to say but here goes:

Okay, first of all let me start with saying I don't like kdramas in general lol. There's something that always comes across as dis-genuine in the acting and the plot lines are always kinda all over the place, and the humor so-and-so. So I was fully prepared to only watch this to see Jinyoung act, not even being sure if I'd think he'd be good at it lol.

Anyways, I'm pleasantly surprised how into the story I am already.

Yes, the plot is at parts kinda OTT [spoiler](like that freaking anime jump at the end of ep 1 and him somehow managing to not fall straight on top her but grab a hold of the stairs on the opposing wall? Mmmkay sure), and some scenes pretty cheesy. There were some funny bits imo, even if they tend to drag the jokes on a tad too long for my liking. But the characters are interesting and they play off of each other well. Especially the main couple. I love An's and Jae-in's (I hope I got the names right lol) dynamic, I'm a sucker for an enemies-to-lovers trope lol.

And Jinyoung! I'm impressed by him honestly. His character is pretty OTT sometimes and it's trying to be a lot of things at the same time, but I think he navigates through the ups and downs of his character's - and the various scenes' - emotions, and makes it look really natural. It's really pleasant to watch him act and he gives Lee An's character enough depth for him to be taken seriously when needed, and also the levity and boyish charm that An definitely has (or am I looking though my stan goggles rn? Lol).

[spoilersss] I didn't expect the start to be so dark, not just An's backstory but Jae-in's also. Also they're already kinda making it seem like An's brother has some scummy parts to him.

There's also this, which I saw but didn't understand the meaning of until this tweet:

Also that shower scene!!!! It was just a short scene and completely irrelevant to the story (also how the hell does a high schooler have so many abs, it doesn't make sense), I love how shameless they've been using it to promo the drama LOL

[good lord Park Jinyoung]

Also JB talking about Jinyoung's body on a recent radio show lmaooo, calm down my dude, I know how you feel

Edited at 2019-03-15 07:35 pm (UTC)
yuujinchous RE: Well if nothing else I'll just comment myself15th-Mar-2019 09:00 pm (UTC)
wow op do you live in my head or something? everything about this comment is mte!!! i felt the same way about his jump where he somehow managed to cling onto the side of the building instead of falling on top of her which was absolutely ridic and made me laugh out loud. and his FACE during the fall??? i was like... got6 are gonna tease him about this forever

i saw the cards and everything but i didn't even realize that they might have a deeper meaning lmfao i'm so clueless about that kind of stuff :o i do think that sungmo is a good guy all in all but it feels like he's gonna shift towards becoming a sort of villain and bring lots of trouble to lee an until he gets it together again idk it just feels like that and also that is definitely something that i imagine happens in cliché kdramas a lot lmfao

lmao the shower scene I CRACKED UP it was so unnecessary and pure fanservice!!! honestly i don't really care about naked bodies (not even jinyoung's) so i was like yeah yeah alright we get it HE'S HOT but lmfaoooo every instance of jb talking about jinyoung's body gives me so much life WHY DOES HE WANT TO BE ME SO BAD???? get in line @ jb you're not the only one who finds jinyoung hot!!!! anyways the hands dragging down his face gesture is definitely something i can relate to when it comes to jinyoung lmfao

oh and to answer your question: i think it would be cool to have a weekly discussion post so two episodes per post! i imagine it's gonna pick up pretty soon in terms of plot so covering everything in a single discussion post at the end would be too much imo! and yes time-wise it's alright with me :>

Edited at 2019-03-15 09:04 pm (UTC)
daynr Re: Well if nothing else I'll just comment myself15th-Mar-2019 09:23 pm (UTC)
He really is going for maximum beefcake without making himself a total pinhead. I approve, since he was always a bit of a male pear, so now he's going to be packing up top and down below. (though his hands are almost starting to look JB small.)

He and Jackson should have a flex-off mc'ed by BamBam.

Edited at 2019-03-15 09:23 pm (UTC)
neongoldtooth Re: Well if nothing else I'll just comment myself19th-Mar-2019 08:38 am (UTC)
damn i feel the same about kdramas!
i might have to just watch.
also jb is legit me rn. like did not expect that body on that boy.
yuujinchous 15th-Mar-2019 08:44 pm (UTC)
yes yes thank you for this post op! i greedily consumed both episodes right after english subs were available which meant that i had to stay up until like 1am on two consecutive weekdays but who cares! :^)

first of all, i am enjoying this drama way more than i thought i would? i'm pleasantly surprised but i've definitely caught myself counting the days until we get the next episode which is a good thing for me because i don't really watch dramas at all and i usually don't really care to stay updated on new episodes either.

i've seen people say that jinyoung in this drama is just junior lmfao which i feel is definitely true! even jinyoung himself has said something about lee an being very similar to his past self (and i think jb talked about exactly that at their radio schedule too) so in some ways i can't really take him as serious as i probably should because all i see is /jinyoung/ and not lee an. it's probably gonna take me a while to stop focusing on the "jinyoung is acting" part and start paying attention to him as his character really lmao. but also, it's something he really has to work on. i don't fault him for his personality shining through his characters because it's normal when he gets fewer acting opportunities than he should. i'm sure he's just gonna get better and better in that regard in the future. in fact i can't wait to see more episodes, especially towards the end!! jinyoung generally has a significant learning curve so i expect him to improve in a way that will already be visible throughout the rest of this drama

i've been enamoured by shin yeeun ever since i first heard about her involvement in this drama and i'm glad for it! she's so cute, so bubbly and has great chemistry with jinyoung imo!! i like her character a lot and as much as i love the enemies to friends to lovers trope, i could easily spend the rest of this drama watching jaein bicker with an. but i know she's gonna end up falling for him which on the one hand i'm looking foward to but on the other hand it's such a cliché development that i'm like ok let's just get this over with lmfaooo i'm sorry

the story itself is kinda ridic and over the top sometimes, some of it gives me secondhand embarrassment but all in all, it's pretty engaging and honestly has me hooked. there is a good balance between comedic elements and darker stuff and i absolutely love the scenes where both come together, like that scene in the school where an gets scolded by his teacher. that's the kind of stuff where i'm like damn jinyoung is a really good actor huh lol

i don't think i would watch this drama if jinyoung weren't in it but as it is i'm definitely enjoying it a lot! it's a good way to relax and distract myself in a time of so many awful news. speaking of which some of the things in the first episode (the spy cams and everything) were like... scarily apt in terms of timing with everything that's come out about the seungri/jjy scandal i was honestly like... did they somehow plan this? lmfao but that's not possible of course

anyways yes. next episode please! :>
yuujinchous 15th-Mar-2019 08:56 pm (UTC)
WAIT I FORGOT TO SAY that i absolutely love love love that they incorporated the "with great power comes great responsibility" line BECAUSE IT MAKES ME BELIEVE in a future where we will get to see jinyoung in a korean adaptation of spiderman!!!!! I WANT THIS SO MUCH so i was honestly over the moon when they had him say that line klhdkghk
camouflagecat 15th-Mar-2019 09:18 pm (UTC)
Loool not to repeat your words from above but this comment is MTE, and I'm glad I'm actually genuinely enjoying and looking forward to the episodes. (I usually watch them the following day after work, I can't afford to stay up until midnight for the subs to drop on a work day anymore lol).

If I'd say one thing we see differently, I actually have no trouble separating Jinyoung and Lee An. But I've also heard the story that An is like Junior (I think JY himself said the character reminds him of himself, which looking at what we know so far, I kinda see it lol? Jinyoung definitely has/had those qualities). Anyways I think despite this I don't find myself thinking "oh look at Jinyoung act", and there were moments where I was actually surprised by some of the expressions he made, which felt so unlike Jinyoung?? (I mean yeah that's what acting is duhh lol and yes in that sense yes I see "Jinyoung acting" but it doesn't divert me from getting into the character). But also you're prob right about his learning curve and I think as the plot unfolds with all the crazy things (iirc it gets darker towards the end?) that's when his acting abilities are really put on the test! (but also at that point we'll be more accustomed to his acting so it's prob not gonna feel that drastic). I'm more pleased that my first reaction seeing Jinyoung's acting wasn't "uhh this is weird" bc of the unfamilarity, and that the chemistry between the main couple is so good.
yuujinchous 15th-Mar-2019 09:53 pm (UTC)
you're honestly right about his expressions! some of them i'm like, wow! i've never seen jinyoung make this sort of face before. it's fascinating lmao so i totally get you in that sense! but yeah i guess it's just gonna take me a while to turn off that thought in my head that i'm currently watching jinyoung act. jype should just get him more acting gigs so i can actually get used to him doing this sort of thing!!!!!!!!!

omg i just keep thinking of more questions lmfao but! if i remember correctly it's not all gona be about their time in high school (?) right? i feel like i read somewhere that he was gonna play a college student too :o and i've definitely seen pictures of yeeun as jaein in a police uniform or something. so they're gonna head towards the future in later episodes right? i should watch the preview for the next episode again lol
yuujinchous 15th-Mar-2019 09:45 pm (UTC)
wait i forgot to add/ask another thing! maybe i'm just dumb but i don't understand why lee an never touches his own phone? he's had a few scenes now where he was talking on the phone and every time he holds it to his shoulder with the side of his face and i'm like why? why does he do that lol it's not like it's dangerous to hold his phone in his hands is it???
daynr 15th-Mar-2019 09:20 pm (UTC)
haven't watched yet, OP, sorry. If I get some time this weekend I will, but if not I'll be back next week. If you have something to say about the show, then do a discussion post. The Romance ones have been fun, at least for me, and I kind of wish we had one for Radiant whatever, because thoughts.

Before I dive in, two Qs.

1. On a scale of unbearable, patented, traditional kpop heroine to got some spunky & get up and go, where does our lady land?

2. What is Jinyoung grabbing and frowning at in the shower, hmmmm?
camouflagecat 15th-Mar-2019 09:34 pm (UTC)
Np! That's why I asked bc I figured many would prob catch up on it on the weekend.

Maybe someone else can answer this better but

1. Idk how kdrama heroines usually are, but I liked the main female character. She puts up a strong front but has a vulnerable side to her (bc of her past) and she seems quite smart but has moments when she's all brave one moment and instant regret next. You have JY's character with his occasional dumbass moments and then you have her facepalming over them (although they're already starting to slowly see past each others fronts)

2. Uhh I think it was just him miming his "cool" psychometric abilities cause he's embarrasing like that (well, sometimes) (details like that slip from my mind and it was the least interesting part of that scene anyways).
yuujinchous 15th-Mar-2019 09:47 pm (UTC)
lmao your questions! i laughed but they're valid. for jaein, it seems pretty obvious which direction she is headed to in terms of character development. i feel like she might be in danger of becoming a traditional kdrama heroine but maybe that's just my own warped perception because so much of this drama consists of pieces of cliché drama tropes and storylines. so maybe it's just a (wrong) assumption and if it is i'm ready to take everything back! for now i really like her, she doesn't take shit from anyone and kicks jinyoung's, oops i mean lee an's ass sometimes too! lmao but more in a metaphorical way
mortkero 15th-Mar-2019 11:32 pm (UTC)
I've just watched the two episodes and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I'm more or less in agreement with previous comments

I'm not sure what the deal is with the prosecutor brother, if he wasn't a kid at the start I really would have suspected him, but he is definitely hiding something.

I didn't expect to see Dasom and Shin Ye-eun. The only other thing I've watched recently is A-teen which was surprisingly good at portraying friendships and jealousies.

I liked how they resolved the issue of avoiding telling the truth by having the exam cheating sub story, I think it worked well.

Jinyoung and Ye-eun play off each other very well.

The storyline is ridiculous with so many coincidences though, but I can look past that

I am kinda embarrassed by the gratuitous shower scene, I kinda cringe for Jinyoung, it's gonna follow him.

Lol at JBs face and body language when talking about the scene though.

I'm going to watch a bit more of this.

As for Jinyoung being junior, I can kind of see that. But also everytime when his character went serious when his past was brought up, he was so good and it felt real.

He's still an acting newbie, I think he has the charm, so hopefully he will get to experience different roles and grow as an actor. Fighting!
camouflagecat 16th-Mar-2019 07:42 am (UTC)
I thought the shower scene was kinda cringe too when you think about how he had to act and how gratuitous it was with how pointless it was in the overall plot (also the fact that he prepared many months for... that?? Maybe there's more we don't know lol)
(I mean he looked gooood tho, the juxtaposition of his goofy character and jacked body was just kinda ridiculous)
mortkero 16th-Mar-2019 06:08 pm (UTC)
Exactly! it's so incongruous.
snowphone 22nd-Mar-2019 04:31 pm (UTC)
what did you decide on for a discussion post schedule, OP?
camouflagecat 22nd-Mar-2019 04:44 pm (UTC)
Uhh well no one really answered the question except one user that said this time was ok, so I was thinking of doing the next one the same time as this one (so like probably I should post it soon lol)

I was aiming the posts to be up around the weekend anyways because that's the time I can do it, just picked Friday evening (in my timezone) to do it in case people wanna comment during the weekend (bc idk if people watch dramas right after the subs air or wait 'till the weekend).

But I mean I'm open for suggestions!
snowphone 22nd-Mar-2019 04:46 pm (UTC)
cool. i'm pretty much easy, i think whatever works best for you is fine!
camouflagecat 22nd-Mar-2019 04:50 pm (UTC)
Alright, I think the posts will be coming up around Friday evening EET (or Saturday, depending on my schedule) ^__^
snowphone 22nd-Mar-2019 05:06 pm (UTC)
awesome, thank you~~~
daynr 28th-Mar-2019 03:29 am (UTC)
Is it just me, but is the hyung a psycho? A villian? He's so flat and manipulative.

I'm glad he's an idiot, she's smart, and they're being a little comic book-y.

[Spoiler (click to open)]

- why does his face look almost deflated and flat, except his cheek pockets which look different? Is this is a different type of camera?
- I never thought jinyoung seemed at all insecure in his looks (despite his hate on for j2 debut hair) but his willingness to strip makes me wonder
- I'm glad he's not perfect, I'm tired of super smart, pretty, perfect blah male leads
- he's a better actor than Suzy, though you can see him acting in some scenes. His looks aren't transferring as well as I expected though.
[Spoiler (click to open)]
camouflagecat 28th-Mar-2019 07:15 am (UTC)
Well, without spoiling anything lemme just say in ep3-4 he gets significally better styling and now Ahn's/An's pretty hot (compared to before)
daynr 28th-Mar-2019 02:52 pm (UTC)
I watched episode 3. What I can't figure out is where his muscles go? Cause in clothes he looks normal high school thin, but then he showers.

I guess, well done stylist team.
camouflagecat 28th-Mar-2019 04:09 pm (UTC)
Well granted he wears a lot of baggy clothes lol (a tragedy)
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