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Ji Ho is a single woman. She's a writing assistant of dramas. She's a strong and determined woman. Unfortunately, she has to leave her house and seeks other place to live. Her friends help her to find a roommate. That roommate is Se Hee. When Ji Sung-Joon was young, he was ugly. As he grew up, he began to have an attractive appearance. When Kim Hye-Jin was young, she was pretty.
As she grew up, she became ugly. Ji Sung-Joon tries to find his first love. Tae Gong Sil has the ability to see ghosts, but their constant demands of help make her life impossible, until she meets Joo Jong Won, handsome CEO that measures everything with money, since when she touches him, the ghosts disappear.
Ko Dong Man, a high school Taekwondo champion who is now pursuing a career in the UFC, and Choi Ae Ra, a dynamic girl whose desire is to become a famous announcer, have been best friends Lively and straightforward sales-woman Joo Jang Mi wants to marry her boyfriend Lee Hong Dong, but for him the relationship isn't as serious and, afraid of the confrontation that would ensue, he asks his best friend to help him break up with her. That's how she meets Gong Gi Tae, successful plastic surgeon set on remaining a bachelor forever. However, as his family insistence that he gets married is becoming unbearable, he proposes Jan Mi to enter a fake engagement with him.
That way she'll be able to save face in front of Lee Hong Dong by appearing completely over him, and Gi Tae will be able to end his family's desire for him to get married by presenting them a completely unsuitable bride. Written by Dama del Puente. I am at a loss for finding a fault in their acting. It's not a light romantic comedy, but it does not contain really sad parts either. It will leave you emotional at times, but happy. From start to finish, this episode drama will have you glued to the screen. Not one minute is boring in this roller-coaster ride of a drama.
The music is one of the best features too, being able to enhance special moments of the story. What's more to say without spoiling it for the readers? She bought the apt next door and promptly brought in workmen to knock down the walls, Without consulting w him. I'd be very very scared to have anything to do w such a person, much less be married to her. Good for him that he found out that's the way she is B4 the wedding rather than after. It actually confuses me a lot because it just doesn't seem to fit the tone of the rest of the drama, which is usually careful to give the characters realistic emotions and motivations and to twist drama tropes.
Only Se-Ah is completely evil-crazy- and not even comically or ironically. I don't understand her at all and I have no clue where her character will end up. Maybe it's like what GF said about her scheme to have his kid. Her aim is to find ways to keep him in her life permanently. So maybe in her crazy logic, she thought that if she merged the apartments it'd keep him attached to her regardless of how the marriage was working out? Se Ah wants to be the last one standing for GT's girl friends. Since she was kicked to the curb three years ago after she acted psycho by trying to knock down his apt.
GT is not into you.. He's already made the comment that Se Ah is too much like his mom. Why doesn't she go to a sperm bank if she wants a baby? I'm glad GT finally dawns on him that he likes JM no matter how much he had denied it beforehand. Love the scene where JM is sleeping head to head with YR. GT probably wished it was him instead with JM! The realization that Ki-tae might actually like Jang mi is great and shows she had worn him down enough that he would care again. Honestly I am personally conflicted about whether Jang mi should go to Ki-tae because she likes another.
I am not sure what she gets out of this deal as it seems always for Ki-tae. It was initially to make Hoon dong jealous but that seems complete now. I guess that's her get personality of helping others out over her own happiness. I see a lot of people shipping our lead couple together, but I feel it's wrong to ship our lead couple simply because they ARE the lead. Don't get me wrong, I do think that Gi Tae and Jang mi would have explosive chemistry, but at this stage in his development, Gi Tae is still very immature, very wrapped up in his own needs and feelings.
He needs to grow to a point where he puts Jang mi's needs above his own. Right now it's all about him, the relationship he has with Jang mi is one in which Jang mi gives, and he takes. This is by no means healthy. The give and take of their relationship has to be mutual and reciprocal so they both gain something from it, then I would be happy that Jang mi and Gi Tae are together. I see them progressing to that point, when Gi Tae fully acknowledges to himself that he is head over heels in love with her. Watching that progression is exciting. For now, Yeo Reum is meeting Jang mi's needs in a relationship.
I don't see him as a bad guy, because he made a few mistakes along the way, I guess we could all learn from Jang mi's forgiving heart and cut him some slack. Although, with a part time job and no housing he is by no means ready to settle down. As a previous commenter observed, ALL relationships are important, not just the one that leads to the altar, and I would advise Jangmi to go for it. All experiences make us wiser and add to our growth and maturity. I don't ship Gi-Tae and Jang Mi simply because they are the lead couple, but because they have good chemistry together.
I agree completely that the relationship the way it stands now is completely unhealthy, but at the same time, there is room for growth as both learn to change each other for the better. Jang-Mi become stronger and Gi- Tae learns to be less selfish. My problem with Yeo-rum comes in his shadiness. I cannot get genuine feelings from him. I am not sure if it is due to the actor's inexperience, but nothing about him feels real to me. He smiles, he smiles, and he smiles some more.
It is a mask that does not let me know a thing about him, and I cannot get on a ship for a couple where I don't know what he wants. Does Jang-Mi like him or does she like the idea of him? The guy who says everything she wants to hear and does everything she wants. Looking at the way he interacted with women throughout the past few episodes, he is accustomed to catering to what women want, so again that "fakeness" comes across to me.
I acknowledge that he does perhaps seem to genuinely like Jang- Mi, but it's again his mask that doesn't let me climb onboard his support vessel. This is one time I just don't have second lead syndrome. I know there's something wrong with Ki tae's dad after he checked out Jang mi's legs in eps No wonder Ki tae prefer to be alone, just see his parents.
I love to see Ki tae's change bit by bit. That guy doesn't even have friends I mean he only hung out with Hoon dong who's supposed to be his friend once in all 7 episodes , it's just so touching to see he's having fun with companies in his apartment. YWJ's face is so spot on, you can see Ki tae's been lonely all this time and realize it's better to have companies.
Anyway I'm looking forward to see what will Ki tae do after realized his feelings. If Yeo rum is out the picture after this episode I will be happier. Loved this episode, so much good stuff happening and I can't get over the OST and sound effects, so on point and perfect! I think you are all crazy - between the guy who yells at me when I'm upset and it not my fault AND the guy who hugs me and cooks for me The natural thing to do would be to scoop in and just hug her, comfort her and wipe away her tears.
I'm thinking that KT actually has a lot to work thru and to learn when it comes to love, coming fr that family he has. His dad is one shitty bastard, and his mom is rather dysfunctional as a person, and a mom.
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I feel sorry for him, and am happy that he is opening up under JM's influence. I disagree- I think it shows he has some genuinely deep emotions for her.
Everyone's experienced being extremely worried about a loved one and then getting mad at them for making you panic- like when parents yell at their children for getting lost in a public place. If you don't care about someone, you don't fear for them, get annoyed by them, or get angry at them. It's just like when Jang-Mi went crazy on Hoon-dong at the beginning. Ki-Tae has been purposefully holding himself aloof from people precisely because actually caring hurts and gets really complicated. The fact that he couldn't keep his "cool" a key word for the drama and act like a perfect gentleman in that emergency situation proves that his walls have finally been breached and he now has emotions for Jang-Mi that he can't hide or control.
I think this was the whole point of the episode and a really important theme of the drama as a whole: Real love isn't "cool" keeping up appearances and protecting everyone's face but instead is willing to throwaway pride and be completely vulnerable, honest, and abandoned, even if that means experiencing pain and embarrassment.
The point is that he was so upset and concerned that his emotions over-rided doing the "right" thing. He is just waking up to his feelings and so all that bottled up emotion is spilling out in the wrong ways. I understand very well his yelling. I think we all do. But wouldn't it be nice if he could suppress his worry-induced yelling long enough to just hug her first, is all I'm saying. Yelling releases the worry-generated tension for him.
Therein lies the difference. But yelling is more in line with the person that Gong Gi Tae is at this point in the story. Hugging and comforting is only the natural thing to do if that's the kind of person you are. It would be nice if he did the whole hugging and comforting thing, sure, but it wouldn't be true to his character. Seriously, the girl is a sobbing mess and he knows why but he yells at her. I love GiTae but damn he really needs to learn some people skills.
I put myself in her shoes, I wouldn't like the guy who is only capable of yelling at me when I'm hurt. That's the person he is at the moment; poor guy has a lot to learn. I pick the guy I have a stronger connection with, and I honestly don't feel like her and Yeo-reum have a strong connection at all, especially not compared to our two leads. I think he cares about her more than we think. He is always trying to protect her Pretty boy is really fun to look at and he's so sweet I look at it as between the guy who was paid to go out with me and lied about it or the guy who tells me the truth no matter how much it hurts.
But honestly, however we look at it, both guys got flaws, and ultimately it's not about who's the better person for Jang-mi. It's not about picking someone.
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It's about how you feel. That's why in k-dramas, the second lead always gets kicked to the curb even if he is nicer. It's why the "friendzone" exists. Feelings just matter more when it comes to relationships. I started watching this drama just for the sake of killing time and also because I needed another drama to take my mind off of "Fated to Love You" I'm soooo hooked!!!! I knew that it would have ultimately been Ki Tae who would fall for Jang Mi first. It was lovely seeing him fight that inner turmoil.
And now that his feelings are somewhat "out of the bag" I really do hope that in the coming episode s he'll be more proactive. There's nothing I love more than a smitten male lead who is proactive about his feelings! In regards to Yeo Reum, I find him cute well to be specific I find Jinwoon cute but I honestly cannot resonate with his character nor his relationship with Jang Mi. I feel that everything about this pairing is just rainbow and unicorns. The relationship fails to convey any depth, making it hard for me to get behind these two.
Atlas, for now I will wait and see how Ki Tae will do about his budding feelings and how long it'll take Jang Mi to meet him half way. Ok, now that unlikely bromance has me turn myself on. Who knew that Pretty Boy and Cutie Pie would be besties? The threesome tapped into my happy feels and now I'm a happy satisfied camper. I love that Cutie Pie fell for our girl first, and like you said, darlin', he's gonna have to try mightily to convince Jang Mi that he loves her. What an awesome challenge to Mr. Ki-tae is my main man, mostly because of Yeon Woo-jin being so great in this role. But I actually like Yeo-reum - stiff acting from Jinwoon aside.
He's cute and he takes care of Jang-mi and he seems sincere, if a little slow at opening up. If it were me, it would be no contest. If nothing else, he's there when she needs a friend, unlike basically everyone else. Even though I admit that the value of the company is important - the lesson Jang-mi is slowly learning - they're young and they're having fun and enjoying each other's company; ain't nothing wrong with that. It actually kind of sucks for her that she also has to deal with the fake relationship with awful fake in-laws and the awful ex on the side.
Also I find it refreshing that the side pair has a believable potential romance to seriously threaten the main paring - one that's not just leftover feelings from a previous relationship. Anyway, great writing, good cast, and lots of cuteness means that I'm happy. It's been a while since I was genuinely rooting for the main pairing without wanting the dude to get a lobotomy, so I'm excited to be in for the ride. YR and JM in the real world and without worrying about KT would probably date for a little while and have fun doing so.
JM hopefully has learned to protect herself enough that she isn't falling hopelessly, madly in love - but going with what makes her feel giggly, at ease, warm. Right now, with all his teasing smiles, hugs and food, that person is YR. KT is the opposite.
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He challenges her, wants her to break old habits and be stronger and smarter about life. Nothing warm about him! HD pointed out that being "cool" is the most important thing. This is why I love GF's mention of the "fortress of solitude" In Superman, it's a cold, distant place. I cannot deal with Han Yeo Rum, he has two expressions: He's not at all rival worthy!!!
I wish they'd show more Jangmi and Gitae scenes! As usual, I agree with everything you say and I even teared up a little because I am so happy that the writing is just so brilliant. Like, I have been so disappointed those past few months by KDramaland and here I am, breathing again ; Seriously, I am a little bit overreacting but I just really love the drama. You expect something and then, BAAM, it's something totally unexpected. You ain't getting bored at all. I am always anxious when I click on the next part because I know the episode is going to end soon and that I would have to wait the next day or next week.
I am so freakin' addicted and I know it's not sane at all XD. Yeon Woo Jin is doing such a good job. His expressions are seriously the best.
The way he expressed his feelings through his eyes, it's just so wonderful. This role was really meant for him. He is just so adorable when he couldn't stop starring at Jang Mi's lips. No words for Jang Mi. That girl is so amazing that I just can't anymore. I so love her. When she "threatened" Mom that the Gong family will end if she keeps bothering them.
Even if the drama isn't finished, she became one of my favorite female character along with Cha Yoon Hee of Unexpected You. Those women are so badass!
Han Groo was also meant for that role. I can't just see anyone else and it just shows how good she is. GAH, their chemistry is killing me! It's like, you just need to put those two in the same room and explosion because it's so hot lol. There aren't lots of OTP which make me feel like this. The most recent one gotta be Chiaki and Nodame of Nodame Cantabile. And no words for Se Ah. She is so cray cray, it's not sane at all for her and everyone else.
I gotta admit that Sunhwa is doing a good job! I didn't really like her in God's Gift but here, she is shining. Well, burning because she is the devil XD. I understand the appeal of Yeo Rum on paper - he's the easy dating option, no family hassle and he's cute - but what I'm seeing on screen is this shallow guy who uses a tragic backstory to get his own way and worse for a TV show he has no chemistry with his love interest Jang Mi.
The actor isn't good enough to add layers when the writing isn't doing him any favours. He's not sympathetic nor is he your typical self sacrificing second lead. He comes across as a user, one who has no friends and personality switches into a male Jang Mi in an attempt to get KT to like him. Not because he's desperate to be liked but because he thinks it's his best shot at bunking at KT's place for a while. I love the one line zingers that KT says!
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In this episode paraphrased - when he said is there a confession where the girl is called a fool, then the one about only people who want to look good cook pasta, then when he asked YR are you Jesus when he suggested the soup left is enough for a good meal for 3 people. So funny and witty, cutting but has not crossed the line into just flat out insulting. Hope they keep lines like these going!
No offense, but I think a lot of people who are saying that the actors portraying Yeo-reum and Hoon-dong are terrible at acting simply don't get it due to a cultural difference They aren't bad actors, they're simply portraying their character. Hoon-dong's isn't perhaps the most realistic- no-one in real life flails about like that when throwing a tantrum, etc.
Yeo-reum is supposed to be this enigmatic character who's a bit shifty and closed off, so the actor isn't doing poorly at all- that's just the way his character is. He's a pretty boy, he knows it, and his smiles are meant to be ambiguous, like a distraction. That said, I'm really loving this drama so far.
I adore that the male lead is the one who falls for the heroine first. And I know jealousy isn't pretty, if it leads to wrist grabs and forceful kissing, stalking, etc. In any drama, period. I'm sorry, I'm a bit of a sadist, but I'm enjoying the love triangle and I hope that his jealousy and angst continues for a bit more. Of course I love Ki Tae and Jang Mi together and I want them to end up together at the end, but I don't hate Yeo-reum for "keeping the OTP apart," because I can see why she's attracted to him and of course, as I mentioned before, Ki Tae's jealousy and angst is so satisfying to me as a viewer.
I must reiterate how much I love your recaps. I enjoy watching this show immensely but I always tune in to your comments on each episode after watching it because it links up themes and little motifs that I either don't notice in all the excitement or notice but didn't fully appreciate until you bring attention to them and analyse them so brilliantly.
Once again many thanks. And I'm not sure where to request this, but is there any chance you'll be reviewing the new film Miss Granny? I enjoyed the movie immensely and would love to read your take on it: I don't get it, why is she going through all this for him? For her parents that's not a good reason. At the start it was to get back at her ex, then for her parents since they started talking because of her "engagement. I reference you to a kitchen discussion where she talks about GT sideways and says, she thought she knew him, and pouts and so on. I believe it was in the typhoon episode before she ate the typhoon food.
She said that she liked GT, etc and that he wouldn't realize her existence, but she's being foolish and then YR was listening to her go on about GT and then she ate the typhoon food, he kissed her and at some point she decided to give up GT. She's been shaking her feelings since then, and decided to devote herself to YR.
I think that JM realised that she has some kind of feelings for GT, but she isn't quite sure what to make of that. I don't think she likes him romantically yet, but she does care about him, and he is someone she feels, in an unexpected way, close to. So she likes him, but not in that way. That's my interpretation, but I'm going to watch that scene again and see if I see what you see. I don't remember the conversation exactly, but my takeaway was that she said Ki-tae gets under her skin and she worries about him being so alone, but that she's romantically interested in YR.
I think YR picked up on Jang-mi's worry as having a deeper root than just a platonic friendly thing, but I don't think Jang-mi was aware of her feelings. I just don't think Jang-mi has even allowed herself to entertain the possibility of being with Ki-tae, considering how open he has been about using her to push his family away.
After getting so hurt by her ex, I think she's directed her feelings towards the "safer" man in YR. Even though he may be sketchier than Ki-tae, Jang-mi doesn't have the depth of feelings towards him, so even if they don't work out, she will not end up quite as heartbroken. With Ki-tae, I think that she instinctually knows that if she falls down that rabbit hole, she is going to fall hard and fast.
That's how I interpret the situation anyway. He continues to protect her even though he wants her to look horrible in front of his family.. It feels like he unconsciously protects and sincere for each action she is force to into. I think what Jang-mi is learning right now is the difference between loneliness and being alone--and conversely, the difference between spending time with someone and experiencing emotional intimacy with someone.
Unless she embraces and accepts her own aloneness, she will keep filling the void with empty superficial relationships rather than true intimacy. Right now, Yeo Reum is offering her his physical presence and some light companionship, but what she has with Ki-tae is true emotional intimacy. I think she's just really kind and just cared for GT at this moment. The realization, not quite there yet. It's just that JM understands GT's sentiments on being alone and she's helping him to get that and nothing more than that. Remember how HD and JM part ways? I think she doesn't want to experience that again.
Love isn't voluntary most of the time You wrote it like she had a choice to like who she likes--one can like someone, but choose not to act on it. The difference is that she chooses differently this time around.
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I still got the stronger impression that she likes and is invested in GT romantically, but that she rather push those feelings down and bury herself in YR. In doing so, she's acting "cool" towards GT, which is kinda driving him crazy I love how he finally admitted if only to himself that he wasn't okay at the end. Also so happy that he fell for her first bc this is a mess of his own making. That scene in the in his living room with the three of them was one of my favourite parts of the episode.
They had this odd makeshift family feel and I love shows that do that. Oh, thanks for articulating what is one of my favourite kdrama things that I didn't have a way of describing: I love shows that do that too, so I was in my bliss during the living room scene. GF - Thanks for the recap. It is so perfectly written. Gi Tae is a confirmed bachelor who has no interest in getting married, but he faces tremendous pressure from his family to settle down. To get them off his back, Gi Tae brings Joo Jang Mi Han Groo and introduces her as his future wife, knowing full well that his family would never accept her.
Jang Mi agrees to the fake relationship because she is starting to lose hope that she will be able to find the perfect love after her failed past relationships. Can Gi Tae and Jang Mi pull off their ruse or will they get more than they bargained for with their deception? Meet the community members dedicated to bringing you the subtitles for this channel. Please encourage them by leaving a comment below! Log in with Email. Sorry, this content is not available in your region.
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