Recently an article about “Ripley’s Syndrome” was published and it attracts the interests of many readers in Korea.
“Ripley’s Syndrome” refers to a psychological condition where the patient builds a delusional fantasy based on lies and usually such patients are people who failed to achieve their desires/dreams in reality.
It was after the hero’s character “Tom Ripley” in Patricia Highsmith’s thriller novel “The Talented Mr Ripley” which was remade into a Hollywood movie featuring Matt Damon in 1999 and told the story about one man’s transformation into an identity-stealing murderer, that the condition “Ripley’s Syndrome” was named.
Lee Da-hae‘s drama “Miss Ripley” was based after that condition as the heroine “Jang Miri” was suffering from it, although the drama surely addressed that in a lighter way.
And while there is nothing new in all this but as you already know by now that I really love “Miss Ripley” so when I read many articles today in Korean media writing about this article and mentioning how Da-hae showed that case in the drama, I was really happy.
Because that article (which is written after about 3 years from the drama broadcast) highlighted what that drama was trying to show and from the comments I see that it actually made many finally understands the heroine’s character and appreciate how Da-hae portrayed Miri there.
The scene that highlights this case in the drama is one of my favorites and which I already mentioned before in my review for the drama but before ending this post I wanted to share again the GIF from that scene and Miri’s famous lines in it.
I am definitely a Tokyo University alumni
I graduated from Tokyo University and I’m a Guest Relations Manager at “Hotel A”
I am also going to be married to Mondo Group’s heir, Song Yu Hyun.
This is the truth and it will not change.
Photo Credit: MBC | Translation Credit: WITH S2