Drama Recaps
Witch Amusement: Episode 16 (Final)
by | May 11, 2007 | 113 Comments

Ahh, Witch Amusement. How you’ve amused me so. Despite your repeated shenanigans (or maybe because of them), I’ve enjoyed watching you, all 16 episodes. You gave me so much to laugh about (and more to laugh AT, but who’s differentiating? Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.).

And now, we say adieu.

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EPISODE 16 (FINAL) SUMMARY

Joon Ha calls Mu-ryong for a man-to-man chat, because what pleasant chat isn’t replete with ominous threats? He informs Mu-ryong that Yoo Hee’s company has met with utter ruin, and pins the blame on Mu-ryong: “Because of you, Yoo Hee’s lost everything.” He tells Mu-ryong he’d better end things with Yoo Hee — let her go before people get hurt any further.

Mu-ryong goes to see Yoo Hee, who is reluctant to let him in because she doesn’t want him to see all the little red tags stuck to her household items. But Mu-ryong knows what’s up, and he pushes past her to confirm the sight for himself.

He’s upset first and foremost that Yoo Hee didn’t bother to tell him: “Do I mean so little to you? Why didn’t you tell me? Why do I have to hear about this from someone else?” Yoo Hee asks what the point would be in telling him; what could he do? Mu-ryong: “We could hurt together, worry together, be together!” Yoo Hee hardens, and blames him for her troubles: “Together? This happened because we were together. So just leave. Go study abroad.”

Mu-ryong asks if she means it. She tells him to leave.

So Mu-ryong leaves, stunned at his loss, and Yoo Hee cries at having hurt both of them with her lie:

Mu-ryong leaves for Paris, and his family are by now so used to his habits that they don’t actually trust him to get on the plane. They follow him all the way to the boarding gate to confirm that the plane does, in fact, take off. Mu-ryong goes away to France thusly…

…but comes immediately back!

For about three brief, shiny minutes, I was in awe — UTTER AWE — at the marvelousness of this twist. I laughed out loud, thinking, “Man, Witch Amusement had an ace in the pocket, and boy did they work it!” Because I thought Yoo Hee and Mu-ryong had planned this all out. It was brilliant. Like in Confidence (or any hustling movie, really), where you are led to believe one thing, and it turns out to be the complete opposite — i.e., the happy couple invented this elaborate scenario to fool everyone so they could be together in peace! It’s fantastic!

Except, not so much. Because, you see, it wasn’t planned. Oh well. I should’ve known better. Expectations, what were you thinking? Crawl back into that box and shut the lid.

Instead, Mu-ryong returns to his parents’ restaurant, to everyone’s astonishment, because they totally saw him get on the plane. But they must endure yet another shock, seeing Yoo Hee come in with her luggage. Mu-ryong informs his family that she’ll be staying with them for a while. His mother haaaaaaaates that idea, although Mu-ryong explains that it’s because of him that she has nowhere to go. Witnessing the negative reaction to her presence, Yoo Hee offers to leave, but Mu-ryong holds her back.

Joon Ha’s next course of action is to visit Seung Mi, proposing that it’s their place to now tear the two apart. Sensing her reluctance to play the annoying clinging ex-girlfriend (anymore), Joon Ha tries to goad her, asking how she can give up on her love so easily. (If he thinks Seung Mi gave up easily, I shudder to think what he thinks it means to cling.)

But Seung Mi, to her everlasting credit, shows the spine she couldn’t show Mu-ryong, and refuses to cooperate. “I’ll take care of my matters myself. I have no reason to listen to you.” Applause all around for Seung Mi.

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Mu-ryong’s father, being the awesome parent that he is, understands that although he has reservations about Mu-ryong and Yoo Hee, he can’t live his son’s life for him. His suggestion is that they first work on persuading Mu-ryong’s mother, who appears on cue to shrilly express her displeasure. Knowing what makes her tick, Mu-ryong’s father employs some hilarious reverse psychology, putting on a show of cruelly throwing the couple out. Mu-ryong catches on to the plan and sighs, “I guess we’d better go then, and find someplace to sleep on the streets.”

Hearing that, Mu-ryong’s mother’s guilty conscience flares, and she stops them from leaving — she didn’t realize they were that hard up. She thought they were exaggerating. If they honestly have nowhere to go but the streets, they might as well stay at the restaurant.

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The Chaes get a visit from President Ma, who, having failed to buy off Mu-ryong, is now here to buy off his family. He offers them an envelope, presumably containing an obscene amount of money, offering even more to come. In return, he wants their help convincing the happy kids to split up.

Mu-ryong’s mother is offended at President Ma acting so important and superior. She’s not impressed or intimidated by his wealth, but Mu-ryong’s father interrupts her tirade, seemingly taking President Ma’s side. At first.

He takes a calm, reasonable approach, yet at the same time manages to lay down a terrific smack-down. He commiserates with President Ma about his fatherly concern — all parents speak the universal language of caring about their children. But: “You cannot disregard people so easily. You should first carefully consider why your daughter told us she had no place to go, forgoing your fancy mansion to come to such a lowly, pathetic place like this instead.”

And he hands the money envelope back without bothering to look at its contents. Booyah!

Joon Ha attempts again to convince Yoo Hee that she should come back to him. If she continues, she’ll ruin herself. Someone should tell Joon Ha that wooing a woman’s heart would work better if he actually SEEMED like he cares about her, instead of constantly threatening her and glowering possessively. Just a thought.

As Yoo Hee attempts to leave, Joon Ha grabs her arm (seriously, he might want to reconsider his tactics; the repeated use of force is really not doing anything for his game), and tells her he loves her. He tries to look earnest, as though this time he really means it, despite the fact that merely two episodes ago he was sneering that love was an emotion he knew nothing of. Well, I suppose a lot can happen in a week. I did my laundry and wrote a couple blog entries; Joon Ha discovered the effects of a profound, life-altering emotion he’d previously never believed existed, and fell head over heels for its powers. It could happen.

I don’t buy his newly earnest avowal of love, and neither does Yoo Hee, although the ominous, tense music tells us we should be feeling something for Joon Ha. Pity? Empathy? Confusion? Whatever it is, Yoo Hee pointedly tells him, “Love doesn’t ask for money,” and leaves.

She meets Mu-ryong at a jewelry store, where he wants to buy her some “handcuffs” so she can’t run away — i.e., couple rings. I swear it doesn’t sound that kinky in Korean. Although the pair she first picks out turns out too be way too expensive for his means, she’s happily satisfied with the simple, less expensive pair they end up with.

While Yoo Hee smiles at her ring and says, “Not too bad, as far as handcuffs go,” Joon Ha dwells on her rejection of him, and forgets to concentrate on the road. He swerves to avoid rear-ending a car, and instead spins out and gets hit by another oncoming vehicle….

I’m sorry (no, I’m not), but I totally laughed. Come on! Look at that expression!

Joon Ha ends up in the hospital, alive but injured. Yoo Hee doesn’t want to visit him, but because Mu-ryong is The Most Understanding Boyfriend Ever, he persuades her to go and check on Joon Ha. It’s okay; she can do that much for him.

She’s alarmed to hear that Joon Ha’s suffered most in his right arm — and may never be able to pick up a knife again. To a surgeon, it’s an awful blow. Joon Ha doesn’t take the news so well either, yelling at Yoo Hee to leave — he doesn’t want her pity, and he doesn’t want to hold onto her using this accident.

Yoo Hee, however, feels an illogical amount of burden and/or guilt (although it makes no sense — what does she owe him?) and meets with Mu-ryong with a heavy heart. Mu-ryong can sense the moody atmosphere, so when Yoo Hee offers to buy him a drink or some ice cream, he stands up to follow her. She insists she can go alone, but he tells her, “It’s because I’m afraid you won’t come back.”

But Yoo Hee wants to go alone anyway. Ominously, she responds with silence when Mu-ryong stops her to say: “You do love me, don’t you?”

Mu-ryong’s intuition synapses are firing on all the right levels, because Yoo Hee doesn’t come back. Instead, she sends a little kid to bring him his ice cream cone, and her half of their couple ring set. Dude. She could’ve at least sent him a non-melty cone. It’s like rubbing salt in the wound, hammering the point in cruelly: YOU ARE TOO LATE. The ice cream of my love is melting and running down the sides of the cone of our happiness, becoming ever more soggy and inedible with time, unable to contain our epic relationship as we are doomed to suffer the winds of fate.

Or maybe it was just a sad little visual.

Yoo Hee cries over her choice, but for reasons that are known to her and nobody else, she feels she’s got to leave Mu-ryong. I don’t know why we’re supposed to understand her return to Joon Ha — she didn’t cause the accident, she isn’t his wife, they weren’t together at the time, and it’s not like Joon Ha’s completely helpless. But she goes back anyway. President Ma is happy at the reuinion, and advises Joon Ha to give up the hospital, since he can’t operate.

The separation leaves Mu-ryong empty and dull, which Johnny sees for himself when he comes to say goodbye. He’s leaving the next day to return to New York, and asks Mu-ryong if he’d consider leaving with him. I presume he means to study and not to go on lots more romantic man-dates together.

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Over a meal together, Yoo Hee sees Joon Ha struggling to pick up his knife to cut his own steak (hello, heavy-handed metaphor) and cuts up his meat for him. She does so with little affection (because she’s in this relationship for the duty and obligation, silly, not the love!), but in any case, the President observes her actions with a measure of satisfaction and glee, because he is a creepy old man with way too much interest in controlling his daughter’s love life.

But! Yoo Hee steps aside to take a phone call, and is on her way back to the table when she overhears her father talking to Joon Ha about making sure “not to get caught by Yoo Hee.” Because…

…his wrist really isn’t injured! Dun dun dun!

In the privacy of his own office, Joon Ha unwraps his wrist to reveal that it was all fake! I have to hand it to them, they did manage to pull out a surprising twist just when I wasn’t expecting one. It’s unexpected and very Usual Suspects. Stupidly convoluted, but kind of cool just the same. In the absence of cool plot twists so far, I have to appreciate that they pulled ONE out.

But as with all stupid schemes (and it’s truly stupid — did he think he’d live his entire life pretending to have a bum wrist when it’s really fine?), he must be caught. Yoo Hee sees him as he’s about to enter surgery, all smiles and injury-free. (How was he going to explain to Yoo Hee that he had quit the hospital, as she believed, while continuing to work as a surgeon and operating??)

Yoo Hee, President Ma, and Joon Ha all converge as they try to explain what’s going on. Joon Ha asks her to listen to him, and President Ma tries to placate her by saying he’ll explain. But Yoo Hee isn’t having it: “How could a father do this to his daughter? How?”

She wrenches her arm free from Joon Ha’s grasp, just as the President suffers another heart episode, and must be rushed into surgery.

And I’m like, DUDE. YOU JUST USED THAT ONE. Remember last episode? At the wedding? When Yoo Hee wrenched her hand from Joon Ha’s grasp? And the President collapsed clutching his heart? And had to go into surgery? And… oh, forget it.

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Mu-ryong prepares to leave for New York, and shares one last father-son moment. He promises that this time, he’ll work hard and do his best to learn a lot.

He makes one last phone call to Yoo Hee, and the two say their goodbyes.

Mu-ryong: “I leave tomorrow.”
Yoo Hee: “I know. Johnny told me. You’re leaving in the morning?”
Mu-ryong: “Yes. Yoo Hee… You have to be happy. Okay? And when you’re in trouble, call Superman… even if I can’t come to you… Take care.”

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President Ma makes it out of surgery safely. Down-spirited, he can’t bring himself to look at Yoo Hee as he tells her that he seems to have no luck in life. (Oh, poor little rich man. Maybe it’s not bad luck. Maybe it’s karma biting you in the ass.) Yoo Hee reaches to hold his hand, but after a moment, the President pushes it aside and tells her, “Go on.”

It looks like he’s rejecting her, but (1) the happy music kicks in to tell us we are meant to take this scene as hopeful, and (2) I have seen My Girl, and this scene is a direct ripoff of the scene in which the Grandfather (same actor!) tells Yoorin he won’t oppose her relationship anymore — and sends her to catch Gong Chan at the airport before he leaves to go abroad. But I’m sure that was just a coincidence too, right?

Furthermore, I don’t know how we’re supposed to buy his sudden change of heart (oh, pun!). Maybe they put something into his medicine.

On her way out the hospital, Yoo Hee runs into Joon Ha, who once again takes her arm in an attempt to hold her back. But she’s in too much of a rush, worried she’ll miss Mu-ryong — she has to get to him before he leaves. Hearing this, Joon Ha slackens his grip, finally letting her go. It’s a nice gesture, but again, I don’t get the sudden change of heart. Maybe he’s sneaking some of the President’s meds.

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At the airport, waiting for departure, Mu-ryong looks around distractedly for Yoo Hee, disappointed that she’s not arriving. She is instead attempting to hail a cab, but unsuccessfully… and Joon Ha surprises her by pulling up in his car and telling her he’ll drive her there.

But although Mu-ryong stalls and lags behind, holding out hope that Yoo Hee will arrive as boarding time nears, she’s still late. She mentally pleads for him to wait for her, for him not to leave, running through the terminal in vain. The airport’s too big and she can’t find him.

Dejected, she turns to leave, just as Mu-ryong appears……

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Relieved, she asks why he didn’t go. He envelops her in a hug…

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….and tells her he missed her.

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I don’t normally swear that much on this site, but you’ll notice Witch Amusement has been bringing it out in me, especially toward the end. So I give you fair warning before I say:

What the fuck kind of pansy-ass ending is that???

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ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

What happened to Paran? And Sara? And Manager Lee and Hee Jung? And Song Hwa’s modeling career?

What happened to Mu-ryong’s career? Is it really that unimportant? I understand that love is supposed to conquer all, but they guy failed to go abroad HOW many times in this series? And two of those times was in one episode?

What was the point in Mu-ryong promising, in that sweet father-son scene, that this time he’ll really do a good job, if he was just going to give it up ten minutes later?

Sigh.

Witch Amusement, you coulda been good. You coulda even made sense.

Still, I enjoyed watching you. You were very pretty to look at, although somewhat empty-headed, but there are many people in the world like that who seem to suffer no slight for their cognitive deficiencies, so in the long run you’re not so badly off. You had a very talented but creatively wasted director, who may or may not have been frustrated with the plot absurdities. I only wish him many more fulfilling ventures that make more use of his abilities.

Your cast — even the less gifted performers — will all go on to greater careers, I’m sure. I thank you for having the foresight to cast unbelievable eye candy, because at the end of the day, the winning-ness of the actors made you watchable even at your lowest moments. (And you had several.) Jae Hee in particular really saved your tragic ass, so you totally owe him some karmic brownie points. He is so meant to be a star. Han Ga In looked amazing and was dressed to the nines, so I expect many CF engagements for her. I even grew to like Dennis, whom I was initially set to mock with vitriol, but ended up mocking with affection. I hated Joon Ha as a character, but suffer no ill will against Kim Jung Hoon despite it — another mark of talent, isn’t it? And Jeon Hye Bin proved she’s a very lovely woman whose second career as newfound actor may be even better suited to her than her first as B-level dance-singer.

And now you are over. Aw, Witch Amusement, you coulda been a contender. At least you were entertaining. May you retire from the airwaves in peace, to rest and frolic giddily in drama heaven.

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113 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Jessica

    Thanks so much for your recaps!

    I’m wondering, how would you have rewritten this script? What would you have done to make it better?

    I totally agree the ending felt strange and I hate how the characters changed the personalities to fit the ending.

    And I’m really annoyed that they didn’t wrap things up with the other characters!

    ARGH!

    Still… Jae Hee was reason enough for me to watch! *sigh*…

  2. vensara

    so…this is it…the ending we’ve been waiting for, but doesn’t it look very cliche?come on, how many k-drama had ending like this? so much that i’ve lost count..anyway, the series is awesome, plus the way you summarise add a color into it..so any new series coming on board?

  3. ginnie

    DUDE!

    You are hilarious!

    In the caps, Han Ga In looks like her crying got better….

    Don’t script writers get paid? Did they get paid before the series aired, per episode or when the series ended based on how many they wrote? geezz….how do the writers get credit and paid by sending in this kind of work?

    Now I am worried about QSS’s ending. Maybe we can use sense of humor there? or maybe not.

    Thank you for this witty summary. I look forward to what you will be watching next! =)

  4. Angelina

    Awesome summary!!! Thanks for writing all the episode summaries!! I am definitely a fan of ur blog now and will continue reading your posts for future dramas…yes though Witch has been a let-down at its ends, it has definitely given some precious memories for me to keep!! *Zzang*

  5. trish

    hey i’ve got TWO comments.

    1) thank you so much for your summaries again. it’s just nice to read it from you.

    and

    2) you are SO (i mean SO) funny. i absolutely love your wit! i was seriously laughing at your comments. it’s so hilariously funny. i really enjoyed reading and after each paragraph, i was wondering when you would make another witty comment.
    it’s not one of the ‘lame – hurhur i want to laugh but can’t laugh’ comments, but it’s one that just made me burst out laughing.

    thank you! it’s the only time i laughed today (hurhur talk about being pathetic huh!).

  6. wintergal

    I’ve been looking at spoilers and all that… and I totally don’t like how they end the drama – with so many other things still left unresolved. If only they didn’t add too many sub-plots in the drama, it would have turn out to be a very good drama, just like ‘My Girl’. Overall, I do love the drama despite the messy plots they’ve put in later in the drama and the casts did a good job in their acting too.

    And thanks for the summaries you’ve written/typed for this drama! It’s been great following it throughout the drama. XD I usually read your summaries before watching the episode, too. It’s just too good and fun to read.

    Became a Jae Hee fan while watching this show and I’m glad I did.

  7. JooJinMoLovesMe

    Thanks for the SUPER detailed summaries! I stopped watching a while ago, but still needed to know what happened. Reading your blogs gave me the prefect excuse to take a break from studying. THANK YOU!!! UR BLOGS ARE AWESOME!!!

  8. Vivagirl

    thanks javabeans, i have not really watched ep 15 & 16, only bits & pieces but thought i would read your summary so that i can complete this series and so it has finally ended its run. i wonder if money’s warfare would be next haha.. take care and do continue on for your fanatic non-speaking korean fans who stalk your blog everyday lol… ciao!

  9. Tuttie

    I just hate non-elaborated endings!! i mean they waste so much energy in those sub-plot scenes than mean nothing and they can´t elaborate a beautiful ending, like in the vineyard man or springwaltz, with weddings and cuddling, funny scenes, i mean, so dissapointing!!!!

    But can´t complain, i laughed so much here i just don´t care anymore!! Hope some strong plots and happy endings come this way, and jeong ji hoon, bi/rain making his comeback with some young jae persona kind of male lead…… along with Song Hye-kyo, they just, the perfect match.

    Also looking forward to jae-hee in other dramas, he is just so hot!!

    Well, thanks again, for amusing us, entertaining us and keeping us informed, see you later, cause i am adictted to this blog!!!

    Bye,
    Rut

    • 9.1 Mounty

      Hehe, Jae Hee is hot! He basically “grins” every time I see his scenes in Witch Yoohee.

  10. 10 hershey

    wow..it has already ended..and for me, it ended UNnicely..i think it lacks something.i said to myself when i the summary already ended, “is that it?” i really think it ended badly. it’s only ny opinion…if only jae hee wasn’t there…huhuhu..do you have any news if jae hee has an upcoming kdrama?hehe..

    well, javabeans job well done for you!!! witch amusement has ended. i like “sound effects” when yoo hee discovered joon ha isn’t really injured. it made me really laugh!thanks a lots!!! im gonna watch out for new kdramas from your blog!!! ;P

  11. 11 nileey

    Thank you for the summary :)

    I caught some of the comments from soompi, and most of them were very upset with the ending.

    Dispite knowing the ending, I will still finish this drama because of JAE HEE. I have to agree with you, he just saved this drama. He is really SUPERMAN!

  12. 12 Marzy

    man this is one of the most rushed endings ever. hahaha!! if it werent for ur commentary i would have totally been pissed about it. so funny dude! u gotta write a comedy, fanfic or something. id totally read it. i dont know what went wrong and they crammed everything into these 16eps and add too much man wayyy too much. plus all the recycled scenes? major no no. shessh.. the thing that salvaged this is JaeHee… :) i bet the cast can do better man. sheesh.. i wonder what Dennis is thinking. hahaha what a bad script. well HGI seems a tad better than when this started. sarah, thanks for working with these series despite the for the lack of a better word amusement. hahha i like ginnie, dread what these writers can do to ruin a potentially good drama Ie. Que Sera Sera. look forward o the next series you’ll be watching out for :D rock on!

  13. 13 wandergirl

    ACKKKK.
    I agree with you. WTF @ the ending! So many unfinished stories with the other characters.

    However, I’m just glad they didn’t do that “going away for 2-3 years” plotline for one of the leads. It would’ve been too much.

  14. 14 AnNeGaRe06

    Camsahamnida!!! =) anyways, like most readers were telling.. the ending looks UNFINISHED.. but i was shocked when Joon Ha’s lie was revealed! ***Great one!!!* next, on behalf of Johnny and SeungMi – I wish the 2 of them will be a pair in the end (since the two of them loves the leads right?) third, while reading the part when Moo Ryong had his last call to Yoo Hee, i felt like crying and suddenly tears dropped from my eyes.. Moo Ryong’s lines there was too TOUCHING and TOO SADDENING.. ='(
    >>Mu-ryong: “Yes. Yoo Hee… You have to be happy. Okay? And when you’re in trouble, call Superman… even if I can’t come to you… Take care.”

  15. 15 AnNeGaRe06

    Moo Ryong’s lines there was too TOUCHING and TOO SADDENING.. ='(
    >>Mu-ryong: “Yes. Yoo Hee… You have to be happy. Okay? And when you’re in trouble, call Superman… even if I can’t come to you… Take care.”

  16. 16 aida

    Can’t agree with everyone more, so many unfinished business; then again lots of Kdrama have unfinished “business”. In Choon Hyang, I wondered what happened to Choon Hyang’s mum. And in Full House they could have shown a happy scene with Rain’s family (can’t remember his character’s name).

    Really miss Paran, he could have been used as a tool to placate the silly “old” man earlier; or to foil the wicked plan much earlier.

    Its been one giddy, frivolous ride, and thank you for not dropping the series halfway – reading your blog had brought lots of smiles.

  17. 17 amoet

    What?? That’s the ending?? So…is she still with Joon Ha or waiting for Mu-ryong?? Weird ending..

  18. 18 Anonymous

    Thanks for the summary! I know it’s hard work and if I were you I’d probably stop the summary out of frustation, but you didn’t. Really appreciate it!. I enjoy reading your write-up more than watching the show.

  19. 19 lovewls

    oops comments 17 was done by me.. I fortgot to include my name. Sorry!

  20. 20 Mics

    Thank you javabeans! I am very disappointed with this drama and you and Jae Hee are the only ones who still let me have interest in knowing about this drama XD It’s really true! Thank you so much for the summaries you are really great! I hope this drama doesn’t hurt Jae Hee’s career.

  21. 21 javabeans

    @Jessica, interesting question! I’ll think about it and get back to you.

    @vensara, I’m thinking over what to watch next. Haven’t decided yet. Coffee Prince looks good though.

    @ginnie, yes the writers get paid, but you wouldn’t know it, right? But FEAR NOT for QSS, that series has at least earned my faith in a good ending.

    @amoet, Yup that it. I guess we’re supposed to believe Joon Ha gave her up, and her father’s consenting, so now she gets to be with Mu-ryong… who has now let go of all his opportunities to study abroad. How will be succeed? Sigh.

    @hershey, I don’t believe there’s news yet of Jae Hee’s next project. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled fo’ sho’.

    @Angelina, JooJinMoLovesMe (although you’ll have to fight emily for that title, lol!), Vivagirl, Trish, wintergal, Tuttie, nileey, Marzy, wandergirl, aida, AnNeGaRe06, lovewls, Mics:

    Thanks for all the encouragement and comments, and for reading/watching along with Witch Amusement! Reading these lovely comments makes me enjoy blogging more, and put more effort into making them as entertaining as I can.

  22. 22 tsunamiblues

    “What the fuck kind of pansy-ass ending is that???”

    Could not have said it better myself, you crack me up so freaking much, but seriously wtf are they thinking, I mean this was over the top, and then BAM they just end it….lame!!!

  23. 23 secret admirer

    javabeans,

    Thank you for wrapping up the series… I bet watching it was more painful than pulling out all 4 of your wisdom teeth. You made it so entertaining that i HAD to finish watching the series.

    Here’s my top 5 tips on how the PD/scriptwriters could have improve this show:
    5. Kill the cue-on music (especially during airport re-union scenes, breaking-up scenes between leading actor and his death-grip girlfriend, chasing scenes by men-in-black, and so on..) Give us a break from the continuous background music, we can SEE and READ the subtitles!
    4. Limit use of recycled elements from K-dramas to 2 per series. This is especially important if you are using your OWN materials: keep note on which series or actor was involved for future reference. You are confusing the viewers on which drama they are watching.
    3. Prerequisites for main cast: able to display more than 2 facial expressions or emotions during close-ups for the ENTIRE drama.
    2. Avoid hiring singer-actors or model-actors. If they are not able to focus on ONE career path, they probably would not be able to deliver the lines convincingly.
    1. No scarf, high top shoes or elfin haircut on your leading actor. For godsakes, he is going to be a major star and these just DO NOT advance his career or hotness.

    Will miss this show more than i’ll realize. At least the ending was so campy and ambiguous that it may warrant a WYH 2.. (**everyone (including Jae Hee) screams NOOOOOO**). Enjoyed your posts so much. Will be faithfully following your future work. BTW, which series are you planning to blog next?

  24. 24 melissa

    All i have to say is what kind of people kiss like how these two did in this drama, touch lips and just sit there for a few seconds, i know jae hee has it in him to kiss much better than that, i wanna see him lay his lips on her and give her a big smooch…with more emotion..lol

    All together i absolutly loved this drama, it had a lot of comedy parts as you pointed out, like myong ryong and johnnys *secret love* lol “many romantic dates in NY” haha

    i was a little disipointed with the ending how it did not explain too much of what happens to everyone, your kinda left hanging

    But byfar this drama has been one of my top favorites

    as you said may it “retire from the airwaves in peace, to rest and frolic giddily in drama heaven”

  25. 25 yeli

    LMAO!

    I LOOOOVE reading your recaps! I say this every time i comment on your page but i cant help wanting to let you know what an excellent writer you are. I lost interest in WA a LOOONG time ago but i kept coming back because i have so much fun reading your summaries….:D

    “Dude. She could’ve at least sent him a non-melty cone. It’s like rubbing salt in the wound, hammering the point in cruelly: YOU ARE TOO LATE. The ice cream of my love is melting and running down the sides of the cone of our happiness, becoming ever more soggy and inedible with time, unable to contain our epic relationship as we are doomed to suffer the winds of fate.” …..LMAO!! so funny! :D

    I was also reading your summaries for QSS but although i enjoy reading them very much, i stopped reading them up to by episode 9 because i decided the drama is too good for me to get myself ahead of the subtitles and spoil it for myself…..but once the subtitles catch up, i will most definitely resume reading them.

    You’re awesome! Thanks for the work you put into writing these summaries….

    I will stay tuned for any future dramas you plan on writing about. :D

  26. 26 lala

    seriously they had everything going for them. but it still wasnt that great.

  27. 27 yeli

    by the way… what kind of ending was THAT????

    as i was reading…i thought there was going to be more and then you ended it with “What the fuck kind of pansy-ass ending is that???”…..and i was like…WTF??? THAT’S IT????

    wow….

    this drama had so much potential…**sighs**

  28. 28 its_trish

    I (along with everyone else) check your site religiously everyday! I am never disappointed – well unless I check more than once a day.. then there is no update.. – This series was delightful to watch and follow along. It was definitely far from one of the best.. but yep, that eye candy sold me. *some of the songs are addictive too*

    I especially love reading your summaries! I love your side comments and digressions even more!
    The caps are awesome – I only watched one episode of QSS (the BIG one) – and you demonstrate a lot of skill in picking them.

    I will continue to read along – I am only allowing myself to follow the ‘Devil’ series now (which is really good but somewhat confusing)- summer school sigh..

    THANK YOU for all of your hard work! *applause**cheers**whistles*

  29. 29 zooey

    Hmmm, it appears that the writers wasted a lot of time to put in recycled plot elements that’s why they made a lame attempt to “wrap things up” in the last 10 minutes or so of the show. WTF?!?

    Thanks javabeans. The episode 15 summary was a fun read while the one on episode 16 echoes the sentiments of a number of viewers that probably stuck around because of Jae Hee adoration.

    The screencaps on Joon Ha’s accident was hilarious… I literally fell off my seat laughing. And what’s up with the ice cream? Throw in a fountain in the background and it’s a reverse “Lovers in Paris”.

    I hope you go on writing your summaries. I enjoy checking out your blog every week.

  30. 30 kurage.

    at least they shared a hot kiss in the end? hahaa.
    yeah i’m not so impressed with this, either.

  31. 31 sam

    goodness graciousness. this drama was a friggin joke and i loved the hilarity of it all haha =D. thank you for your summaries (they were so hilarious) cause i stopped watching this drama after episode 7. drama writers are losing their touch dont you think?

  32. 32 gail

    awesome awesome summary. and it was a pansy-ass ending. all those sub-plots apparently mean nothing. just like what we’ve always known.

    but i agree about the eye-candy. jae hee IS a star, in my eyes at least, to have saved this drama from being too wretched. *sigh* and han ga in was so wonderful to look at. she’s so pretty, i didn’t really notice how awkwardly she tries to cry.

    i wonder how this drama could have been had the hong sisters written this. *sigh* i wish for another hong/hong/jeon ki sang collaboration—soon.

    are you planning to cover/summarize another drama?

  33. 33 lollipop2000

    I seriously like the way you do your recaps. Its so funnyheee! I was laughing and giggling to myself in the office and people are looking at me strangely. I live to read your recaps for Kdramas. Yeah it was a seriously pansy ass ending!! I have yet to watch the drama after episode 8 but your recaps kept me going. Now I am eagerly awaiting your last two episodes of QSS! I badly need to know the ending.

  34. 34 amy

    javabeans you rock! thank you so much for your recaps. this drama sounds better than the reality becouse of your recaps. like everyone else i love your recaps, they are hilarious that make me laugh so much. i will wait for your coming recaps of future drama please keep going on and once again thank you so much.

  35. 35 ka min

    tx for the review…
    read it……
    no bad….
    very good imagination power…..

    hwai-ting!!!

  36. 36 nhetski

    thanks you so much for all you’ve done here for WYH. excited to see what gonna happen to QSS. Btw, do u have a next kdrama to summarise after WYH and QSS? Hope you will do one for Coffee Prince once it’s shown :)

    thanks again!

  37. 37 Keyti

    Thank you for being so patient in putting all the summaries up! :D
    I am hoping for more summaries of Kdramas!

    –~~**~~–

    Man. It breaks my heart seing Jae Hee cry.
    ):

  38. 38 mysglady

    KOMAPSUMNIDA!!! You’ve saved me lots of time. i’ve stopped watching the drama from ep 10 onwards…i just read your blog. WHY? Your recaps are more entertaining and (can you believe it) makes more sense!

  39. 39 Bunde

    Your summary was terrific, and your comments were hilarious.

    Thanks so much!!

  40. 40 xingjing

    Hello there, Javabeans… or Sarah [right?]… :]

    Yeah, I think I stopped after episode 5 of this and I have traveled through this drama basically through your summaries. I am so glad I did not go through the trouble of actually watching this, as your comments tell me.

    I mean. I thought this would be good. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD. And, excuse me, but what the frick was this? The plot was honestly, schizophrenic. What were the screenwriters on? I think they ran out of creativity pills and decided to pull bits and pieces of past succeses together thinking it’ll be the key to THEIR success. Yeah, okay, hah, we know how that ended. But honestly! Could this have been any worse?

    Okay, well, probably it could have been worse. But let’s not give it too much credit. You’re right. It’s pretty to look at but not quite so in the noggin. I think it’s quite an empty sight up there. And once again, this shall be another drama filed into my mental trashbin.

    Anyway. I loved and thoroughly enjoyed your commentary. Truly. They just took the words out of my mouth. Except probably more eloquently. Hah!

    -Angel

  41. 41 RoyGbiv

    Hi Javabeans, thanks for your summary.

    I guess YH’s dad had NDE for letting her go. YH knows she is late at the airport. She knows she can call Superman and MY will come to her. Why did she not call ? How does MR knows she is coming ? I guess he has some telepathy gift. Looks like the producer is running out of time and ideas. In the end, I guess MY will be Chef in his dad’s restaurant and YH will be his wife cum assistant cook. They live happily after.

  42. 42 Diana

    Quote – “Well, I suppose a lot can happen in a week. I did my laundry and wrote a couple blog entries; Joon Ha discovered the effects of a profound, life-altering emotion he’d previously never believed existed, and fell head over heels for its powers. It could happen.”

    Haha…i love this one! Sarcasm at its best. Anyway, thanks for all the summaries so far. You are the best!

  43. 43 YY

    http://post.baidu.com/f?z=200782286&ct=335544320&lm=0&sc=0&rn=50&tn=baiduPostBrowser&word=%D4%DA%CE%F5&pn=0

    Some photos of Jae Hee shot on May 12.

  44. 44 DanieliansPiper aka Yieng

    It’s all done!
    This is the kdrama that i have no interest to watch!
    As i said b4,if there’s no Dennis and Jae Hee,i don’t even bother about this!
    ending~”sigh”..esp when Dennis is trying so hard to “act” in this “bad” script!
    Thanks to Javabeans!i’ve enjoyed reading ur summary!

  45. 45 prismaticstar

    Your blog entries are such a joy to read! I love reading them.

  46. 46 simi

    well witch mausement has finally ended…thanks for all the summaries javabeans!!! it’s much, much funnier than the show itself. I think the show had a lot of potential but was bogged down by the director’s ego. I’ll miss the “love scenes” between Jae Hee and Dennis Oh the most ke ke ke. Looking forward to the QSS final summaries and your next k-drama blog……hope you’ll do Coffee Prince….thanks again!!

  47. 47 ovette

    ending was sorta ehh?? but anyways.. i was entertained watching MR and YH.

    they kinda stalled in a lot of plots though..

  48. 48 Ahaha

    Man, you are awesome! I’ve been reading your Witch Amusement plot summaries and they really bring a smile to my face!

    I’ve sort of given up on korean dramas, but out of complete and utter boredom, with nothing else left to watch, started watching Witch Amusement and after about 2 episodes, couldn’t take it anymore…but I still wanted to know the ending.

    Thanks for making it bearable!

  49. 49 shellcottage

    what’s up with the airport scene? every single scene in every drama…..I can’t think up of one that does not have the airport scene in it hahahaha

    thank you so much for the translation!!! love it

  50. 50 ginnie

    Javabeans:
    Not sure if you read recent news about Han Ga In’s management company blaming the director and writers for bad script and bad rep for Ga In in Witch Amusement? People must have criticized her bad acting or blame her for the low ratings or disappointment…

    Reportedly, Jae Hee also complained about the director/writers but he clarified later on that he didn’t accept any interviews.

    It is sad to read this kind of news because a production is such a team work. I think Han Ga In’s management company needs to re-think their strategy. Who would want to work with her in the future?

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