6:58 pm - 08/10/2019

Hotel De Luna Episodes 7 & 8 Discussion Post


PLOT: Jang Man-Wol (IU) is the CEO of Hotel del Luna. The hotel is situated in downtown in Seoul and has a very old appearance. She made a big error many years ago and, because of this, she has been stuck at Hotel del Luna. She is beautiful, but she is fickle, suspicious and greedy.

Koo Chan-Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) worked as the youngest assistant manager ever at a multinational hotel corporation. He is a sincere perfectionist. He looks level-headed, but he actually has a soft disposition. Due to an unexpected case, he begins to work as a manager at Hotel del Luna. The hotel's clientele consists of ghosts.

CAST: IU, Yeo Jin Goo, Jung Dong Hwan, Shin Jung Keun, Bae Hae Seon, Pyo Ji Hoon, Kang Mi Na, Lee Tae Sun, Seo Yi Sook, Kang Hong Suk, Park Yoo Na, Jo Hyun Chul, Lee Do Hyun
Director: Oh ChungHwan
Writer: Hong Sisters (Hong JungEun and Hong MiRan)
Network: tvN
Runtime: From July 13 2019
Number of Episodes: 16

You can watch here: VIU Premium | Ondramanice

That ending of episode 8 is sooooo heartbreaking! I can't wait for tonights episode
crystalheng Just gonna leave this here because I 100% agree10th-Aug-2019 11:35 am (UTC)
My soul was in pain as I watched ep 8.

babyjenkski RE: Just gonna leave this here because I 100% agree10th-Aug-2019 11:38 am (UTC)
Woah! Emotions running high but very accurate!
crystalheng RE: Just gonna leave this here because I 100% agree10th-Aug-2019 11:51 am (UTC)
That person must have wrote it immediate after watching ep 8 lol
crystalheng 10th-Aug-2019 11:50 am (UTC)
Another thing: I appreciate the fact that the 2 lead characters don't have as much a power imbalance we see in almost every other Korean romcom, especially when compared with Goblin which I feel HDL is pretty similar to. Manwol is a supernatural being and made a deal with Chansung's dad but it's not like Chansung was forced to work there or he needed the job at HDL – he's a successful hotelier with multiple good offers and Manwol eventually gave him the choice to leave (before he started) and he chose not to. The writers also gave Chansung leverage over Manwol (knowledge of her past) early enough in the story, which balances out her power over him.

Edited at 2019-08-10 11:51 am (UTC)
babyjenkski 10th-Aug-2019 02:15 pm (UTC)
You are spot on with that observation. The balance in characters is just right for me too.

On a different note, the old lady on the wheelchair seems to be PO's sister. Do you agree? If I'm not mistaken PO's waiting for his sister. And if she dies, I wonder if PO will also cross over.
juhli 10th-Aug-2019 02:44 pm (UTC)
man,, this drama is so good, HONG Sisters are back to form.
I feel Man Wol's pain, gosh. I loved the scenes were Chansung told her to protect him and went on to hug the curse ;____; I'm on the otp-train now.
juhli 10th-Aug-2019 02:46 pm (UTC)
Also I was pretty impressed by P.O.'s acting when he and Changsung talked about how they, as ghosts, could also disappear like that guest in nr. 13. His eyes, gosh, they showed such a great mix of emotions, felt really really genuine.
lechuza_yoya 10th-Aug-2019 09:26 pm (UTC)
yes, that scene do something to me, P:O did great, his sad face is great.
babyjenkski 11th-Aug-2019 09:01 am (UTC)
Everybody in this drama's doing good! When PO's sister crosses over, I really wonder if PO will also follow.
yejun 10th-Aug-2019 06:43 pm (UTC)
I didn't expect to like this drama as much as I do. Gotta give it to IU and Jin Goo for being A+ so far.
The overall love story might be a bit cliché and so on but each episode brings smth new.
Don't know how they're gonna keep the main story interesting for another 8 episodes though.
lechuza_yoya 10th-Aug-2019 09:24 pm (UTC)
WHY DID HE DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he HAS to have a reason!

I blink but Man wol knows who HDL is? ??

babyjenkski 11th-Aug-2019 09:00 am (UTC)
The back story can be a separate drama and for sure I'll like it too
timetobegin 11th-Aug-2019 08:22 am (UTC)
Ep 7:



That was INTENSE. The scene with Man Weol and Mira at the entertainment park..... IU blew me away, that was unnerving. Man Weol gets a proper backstory and its gruesome and messy and emotional and ugh I needed that.
babyjenkski 11th-Aug-2019 09:00 am (UTC)
My heart was hurting so much from that scene til the end of episode 8. IU and Jin Goo were so good they made me so sad and felt so much hurt. But I love them for being so good here.
ashdevilrun23 15th-Aug-2019 05:50 pm (UTC)
*comes in late*

My poor boy I was dreading his ending and it hurt so much. It’s so unfair he got put to death and the princess got reincarnated while IU is stuck to the hotel
I want justice! I wanna

The princess

Edited at 2019-08-15 05:53 pm (UTC)
babyjenkski 15th-Aug-2019 07:47 pm (UTC)
Hahaha calm down sweetie!
ashdevilrun23 16th-Aug-2019 02:28 am (UTC)
posted this right after ep 8 I was in my feelings 🤣
babyjenkski 16th-Aug-2019 05:14 am (UTC)
I felt that way too and of course I had to come here and make this post so I wont be alone in being mad/sad hahaha
ashdevilrun23 16th-Aug-2019 05:37 am (UTC)
it’s nice for me too I have somewhere to cry lol
I saw gifs on tumblr of yeon woo and man wol seeing each other again I’m not ready 😭
babyjenkski 16th-Aug-2019 06:15 am (UTC)
Have you watched eps 9 and 10? If not...go!!!
ashdevilrun23 16th-Aug-2019 07:34 am (UTC)
Just finished ep 9 chan sung is so afraid of losing man wol 😭😭😭😭😭😭 me too son. That ending was beautiful tho
And now we got this serial killer on the lose looking for chan sung... protect him!
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