Secret Love Affair: Journey to Oblivion & Back

Secret Love Affair poster

I’ve mostly kept silent here about Secret Love Affair during the show’s airing, although I did manage some brief incoherent gurglings about about music and mahjong and whatnot on my tumblr.

I didn’t feel I had much to add at the time because there’s been alot said about this show by many others. And the part of me that’s lazy was largely content to read what they had to say, so much of it beautifully written and thoughtful.

But now that the show is done, my blog would be remiss without committing to words a few things bout this show, one that I’d been anticipating so eagerly and had made bold predictions about.

I won’t talk about whether those predictions came true here, I’ll save that for another day. But I do want to talk about my strange and exciting journey with SLA. It was above all, a entirely new live-watch experience, and one that at the end of the day, was as rewarding as, if not more so, than the drama itself. Continue reading

Director’s Cut: Ahn Pan Seok Speaks on SLA – Part 1

When fandoms rock! The result of SLA love has resulted in this interview translation frm the man himself! I wished he talked more about why those particular moments in the pieces where chosen specifically though. Did YAI’s ability to play it factor in or was it purely chosen to reflect the emotions in the scene? Anyways, a wealth of information here frm the mind of the auteur 😀


Translated by @seungshinl

Exclusive Interview of Secret Love Affair PD Ahn Pan Seok
– 5.20.2014

 What he is most proud about the Secret Love Affair:

PD Ahn Pan Seok started the interview with a wave of his hand. “I have told the story in 16 Episodes what more could I say?” When he began, he started by saying he is most proud of the fact that he was able to complete the Secret Love Affair project while giving plenty of time for the staff to eat, sleep, and rest.

How he got involved in Secret Love Affair:

It’s a long story; it goes back 2007-2008.  At the time I was under contract with “Drama House” production company.  It had been approached by “Future One” production company to do a collaboration on an adaptation of the novel “Tokyo Tower” written by Ekuni Kaori.  Writer, Jeong Seong Joo was at the…

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