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Coffee Prince: Seventh Cup
by | July 23, 2007 | 125 Comments

For me, Coffee Prince is shaping up very nicely. It’s a drama that I bet is going to lead to a lot of accusatory finger-pointing at the label “overrated” but I notice a lot of those complaints generally come from those who haven’t watched the show. How can you “overrate” something if you can’t “rate” it? I’m more than willing to admit many popular hits don’t deserve their hype… but for me, I think the buzz level for Coffee Prince is just right. So far.

I really, really like the music of the series. Not just the official soundtrack, but the other songs they sprinkle throughout. Because this is such a popular, mainstream trendy drama, I was expecting a soundtrack that was fun but not that musically interesting — you know, fluffy, standard pop-song fare. But surprisingly, there’s more to it — the featured songs are a diverse mix that, so far, comprises the best use of music in a drama since 2006’s Soulmate. Que Sera Sera was pretty good too, but not as eclectic or varied.

SONG OF THE DAY

Humming Urban Stereo – “Insomnia.” This group has a song on Coffee Prince’s soundtrack (not this one). Often compared to Clazziquai, some of Humming Urban Stereo’s songs also remind me of French pop-electro-rock band Tahiti 80. Also a bit of Sondre Lerche (love him!), maybe some Architecture in Helsinki, Nouvelle Vague… [ zShare download ]

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EPISODE 7 SUMMARY

After hugging Eun Chan for a moment, Han Gyul suddenly pushes her away and laughs in relief, saying he worried over nothing. The hug, however, has shaken Eun Chan, and as Han Gyul leaves, Eun Chan feels its aftereffects.

However, the moment Han Gyul’s out of view, he tries to get a grip on himself. It wasn’t nothing after all.

The next day, without explaining the reason, Han Gyul takes Eun Chan with him to the bookstore. Although he’s quieter than usual, Eun Chan is pretty much her normal self.

Han Gyul carries the heavy books for her, and tells her they’re for her. She wanted to become a barista, so she should learn more about it. (The advent of Starbucks and franchise coffee stores has, in my opinion, diminished the word barista. But I suppose the word originally carried implications of higher skill level, kind of like a wine sommelier.)

Eun Chan is touched at the gesture and Han Gyul smiles at her appreciation, until she receives a call from someone with whom she’s very friendly. She listens as her caller plays her a song, and Han Gyul tries to suppress his curiosity, acting cool. He gets more irritated hearing that it’s Han Sung, who feels bad for interrupting her while she’s busy, and Han Gyul drops her books and leaves her to carry them.

Han Gyul scoffs at Eun Chan’s admiration of artistic people, still feeling annoyed. When the subway lurches, a crowd of people pushes Han Gyul into Eun Chan, who reacts in dismay when she pulls out of her pocket the toy Han Gyul gave her: It’s broken. Although he admonishes her for carrying it around, he seems pleased that she has it.

Eun Chan tells Han Gyul his stiff arm — holding him at a distance away from her — is making things difficult for the people behind him. She bends his elbow, which brings them closer together, and they both (well, more Han Gyul) try to ignore how much they enjoy the proximity.

Alone in his apartment, staring at a picture of Eun Chan on his computer, Han Gyul tells the picture firmly: “I’m the boss, you’re the employee. That’s it!” After a beat, he amends: “Fine, you’re a kinda pretty employee. But really, that’s it!”

At work, Eun Chan sees Sun Ki with a toy, which he identifies as souvenirs given by Han Gyul for the cafe’s one-month anniversary. However, she doesn’t find one for herself, and asks Han Gyul where it is. She guesses that he has another one for her, one that’s different (one with more meaning, perhaps, or that’s more valuable). But, she’s guessed wrong. He says he already gave her one, that’s it.

Han Gyul carefully avoids talking or looking too much at Eun Chan as he gives her permission to go home early for her father’s memorial (death anniversary). And then, he asks flat-out: “Do you like me?” That startles Eun Chan, and he continues, “Don’t. If you entertain your hopes, it’ll just end up hurting you.”

The moment he says it, he grimaces (keeping his face away) over his words.

That night, the Coffee Princes join Eun Chan and Eun Sae at home for their memorial dinner. Although Han Gyul doesn’t join them, he sends her a box full of action figures with a note telling her (“Steel Arms, Steel Legs”) to buck up and be strong. Excited over the thoughtful gift, Eun Chan wonders to her sister if he’s interested in her. Eun Sae tells Eun Chan not to confuse love and friendship; Han Gyul thinks she’s a guy.

Bubbling with good spirits, Eun Chan calls Han Gyul to thank him, and asks what the gift means, because it shows a lot of thought… Han Gyul cuts her off, overcompensating for his awkward feelings with brusqueness, saying it means nothing special, and hangs up.

When Eun Chan grumbles over Han Gyul’s capricious moods, Eun Sae says Eun Chan is worse. Eun Chan takes one of the toys with her under the bedcovers, giving it a kiss before going to sleep holding it.

But, all Han Gyul’s repression and frustration isn’t just going to go away, and it finally boils over the next morning, when Eun Chan drops by with breakfast. He’s out jogging, so she says she’ll meet him — and because of Han Gyul’s growing unease, he calls Yu Ju to come along, quickly.

Eun Chan is disappointed at Yu Ju’s arrival, but it’s made worse by Han Gyul’s reaction. Again overcompensating to push Eun Chan away, he dotes on Yu Ju (so much that she thinks it’s weird), and eats the breakfast Yu Ju has brought.

Han Gyul tells Yu Ju he disliked Eun Chan initially, thinking (s)he was a thief. But, he’s since learned that Eun Chan’s the head of the family and holds tons of jobs — food delivery, milk delivery, sewing doll eyes, Taekwondo instruction. Eun Chan feels like he’s betraying her confidence, and tells him not to make fun of how others live.

Eun Chan casts several dark, meaningful looks at Yu Ju and reminds him of his bad habit, spitting out: “Why don’t you fix your bad habits? Is it that hard? Since it’s been so long?” She accuses him of living an easy life, and he counters, charging her with putting on cute or pitiful acts all the time. She’s also so unperceptive that she can’t see that he wants to be alone with Yu Ju.

Having had enough, Eun Chan walks off, leaving them both in awful moods.

Sun Ki meets with the woman from earlier (who may be the mother to the woman he’s looking for, someone named Yuko, who I think is also named Hee Sun?). The mother encourages Sun Ki to give up looking; although he’s willing to take responsibility for Hee Sun and her child, it’s a huge burden. Sun Ki asks her to convey one message: He just wants to be by her/their side. If that’s not possible, he just wants the chance to meet occasionally.

Back at the cafe, Eun Chan has a hard time with a difficult customer, grumbling over her impossible demands. The friction between her and Han Gyul escalates when he takes her aside to scold her. What’s so hard about accepting a customer’s order?

Eun Chan: “That’s easy for you to say. You haven’t had to deal with it… It’s hard taking an impossible customer’s order, it’s hard delivering milk, it’s hard delivering food, and it’s hard sewing eyes on dolls too!”
Han Gyul: “Why are you bringing that up?”
Eun Chan: “When did I say you could tell everything about me to other people? Why tell them without asking me, why?!”
Han Gyul: “What about you? Bad habit? However dumb you may be, how can you not differentiate between what you should and shouldn’t say? And then you say I’m acting conceited over a cafe my grandmother set up?”
Eun Chan: “Who was the one who said I put on a pitiful, cute act? That’s humiliating, you know! You ask why do what I do? Because I have to earn a living! How dirty, despicable.”
Han Gyul: “Despicable? Dirty? Who is? I am? To you?!”
Eun Chan: “I’m saying that about the way I live!”

Min Yub and Ha Rim try to calm them down, but they’re both too angry. Han Gyul yells that he took Eun Chan in because he felt sorry for her, and she tells him not to bother.

Han Gyul: “Have you lost your memory? You’re the one who asked me to take you in!”
Eun Chan: “Oh yeah? Then things’ll be fine if I leave, then.”
Han Gyul: “Are you scared to? Get out! I don’t need bastards like you around!”

Eun Chan storms off and leaves.

To cheer her up, Han Sung takes Eun Chan on a drive. I don’t know if there’s a reason for Han Sung’s car being foreign (steering wheel on the right), but this works in a nicely poetic way to punctuate the similarity of Han Gyul and Eun Chan’s emotions, sitting in the same seat, feeling the same down-spirited aftermath of their fight. (The song is MNI 민재’s “For a While,” on the OST.)

Han Gyul remembers eating with Eun Chan as he eats alone, and tries to practice different ways to tell her to return to work. Both Han Gyul and Eun Chan obviously want her to return, but can’t actually say it. Han Gyul feels he can’t ask her back because he fired her; Eun Chan feels she can’t go back because she walked out.

Han Sung and Eun Chan have an interesting (IMO) discussion about a song he plays for her in his studio. As various instruments join in, he asks her what she hears, and what she thinks upon hearing them. Eun Chan thinks the rhythm of the drums reminds her of a thumping heartbeat, and when they get to the keyboard, Han Sung asks if she agrees that the keyboard’s a little annoying. Kind of bratty. Eun Chan: “You’re right. Like she’d be stick-skinny, only eat vegetables, and be sensitive.” I would take a swipe at Yu Ju normally but I actually liked her this episode.

Eun Chan: “You know what the most fascinating thing is? I haven’t listened to parts separately before like this… and I don’t know how to explain this well… but it feels like they’re all living. They thump, tingle, flutter. How wonderful.”

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Meanwhile, Maximilian Hecker’s “I’ll Be A Virgin, I’ll Be A Mountain” plays (wonderful song) while Yu Ju waits at Han Sung’s house for him to come home. She looks around, plays dominoes with his CDs, but basically just waits.

Likewise, Han Gyul passes the time in his toy room, alone. It’s sad and poignant that he pretends to be playing as though Eun Chan is there (telling his toys to attack her), even as he’s by himself.

 

Leaving the studio late at night, Han Sung suggests that Eun Chan return to the cafe — he’ll talk to Han Gyul. She stops him: “Please don’t talk about me to other people. I’ve found that makes me feel really awful, and miserable.”

Yu Ju drops by the cafe (where the Princes are still pestering Han Gyul to bring Eun Chan back — even Sun Ki), and she’s starting to grow on me. For instance, she was gracious during Han Gyul and Eun Chan’s fight even though she got dragged into it, even though she knew Eun Chan’s situation.

She brings up Han Sung’s new “girlfriend,” then follows that directly with, “Hm, I don’t see Eun Chan around.” The connection is too subtle, though, and Han Gyul just says he fired her. He’s not sure if he did the right thing: “It feels like I need him here, but also like I don’t.”

Yu Ju tells him if he really thinks Eun Chan’s better off gone, there’d be nothing for him to feel uncertain about. “Doesn’t your dilemma mean you need him?” Han Gyul feels he can’t just bring Eun Chan back after firing her like that.

Yu Ju tells a story of a huge fight she had with a gallerist once. She was so angry she thought she’d never talk to her again, but after a month, she got a call. The gallerist asked, “Is four o’clock good, or is seven better?” Yu Ju asked what it was for, and the gallerist replied, “A play.” So Yu Ju found herself answering, “Seven o’clock.”

Using Yu Ju’s advice, Han Gyul calls Eun Chan, and jumps right in: Let’s eat! Jajangmyun or soup? Surprised, she answers jajangmyun, and he tells her to meet at the restaurant they went to before, and hangs up quickly.

At the restaurant, Han Gyul watches Eun Chan stuff her face with sweet-and-sour pork, and starts smiling. When he asks why she’s smiling too, she says: “Because you are… so I am too.”

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“Getaway” by Texas plays as Eun Chan and Han Gyul, restored to their former high spirits, sing and yell and play in the fountain.

Han Gyul tells her to punch him once, with all her strength. Then, in a more serious tone: “I’ve never once looked down on you. Delivering milk and food, peeling chestnuts, sewing doll eyes… It wasn’t an insult. It was because I really think the way you live is impressive. I know I couldn’t do that…”

She says she’s over her anger now, but he tells her, “No, if I don’t take the hit from you, I won’t feel comfortable. Hit me.” She does (she’s stronger than he expected), and Han Gyul apologizes for saying he took her in because of pity.


Naturally, the others are thrilled to have Eun Chan back. (And naturally, so is Han Gyul.)

(Min Yub stands up to Han Gyul for picking on Eun Chan, but Mr. Hong tells Min Yub not to be a dummy — that’s not harassing, that’s playing around. Can’t he tell a lovers’ spat when he sees one?)

Han Gyul’s good mood is short-lived, though, as he gets news that his grandmother has collapsed.

Worried about him, Eun Chan goes to his place to see if he’s doing all right. His grandmother’s condition is pretty advanced, and things aren’t looking great. Lost in his remorse, Han Gyul says he should have guessed she was ill. He says he hates himself right now; he’d never worried about tomorrow, never once thought the way he lived was wrong. How selfish.

Eun Chan, feeling bad for him, asks: “Do you want me to make you feel better?”

 
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125 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. hua

    Weeee!!! I was wondering whether you were going to post BC epi16 next for Coffee Prince. Yay for Coffee Prince! ^___________^ THANK YOU Javabeans!

  2. trish

    haha thank you!!!
    i feel like a stalker when i keep refreshing my bloglines hoping you’ll update before i go to work. thank you sooo much!!

  3. arieshorse

    wow! that’s sooo fast!
    you’re sooo awesome!
    thanks for this summary…totally helps a lot!
    i’m new here by the way..can’t stay silent any longer..
    just want to show my appreciation for your hard work
    thanks!

  4. kimone

    I have been reading your page for awhile now, but finally I should give you some props. I also sit around my laptop refreshing your page just to make sure you updated. :)

  5. Hiraganababi

    omg thx now i wanna watch the ep so i can see it in action. ……i cannot wait for ep 8

  6. jiangzemin

    i’m really liking the real soundtrack too. too bad the OST doesn’t have all the other songs on it.

    dramabeans, i’m thinking about collecting all the extra songs for coffee prince and providing them as a download. would you be interested in collaborating? my problem is that i can’t identify all the songs, but given a list i can do the hunting and then package them as a supplement to the OST.

  7. kat

    wa! wa! wa! kut3

  8. Roudy

    I was up all night waiting for the summary.. love your choice of music..
    I saw the perview and sure you know when to stop..anyway thankx I think I deserve some sleep now.. I will passby some other time to read the comments..

  9. nana

    Hello, this is my first time posting but I’ve been on your website for like a gazillion times already. lol. After reading this post, I just COULDN’T not post a comment. The last scene surprised me so much, I can’t wait till the subbed episodes come out to watch it. Also, I was wondering what you meant by the foreign car that HS was driving. I thought Korean cars had drivers seat in on the right side like most other Asian countries. Well, since for American cars, the drivers’ seat is on the left side. So shouldn’t it be HG that was driving the foreign car?

    P.S. I really enjoy reading your summaries. Thank you for writing them.

  10. 10 s_three

    The more I read your summary … the more i’m courious to see the drama !!! You did so gooooooooodd (really really good) writing … Two (or four — yeah you deserve that) thumbs for you drama(java)beans ^^ can’t wait to read again the newest one tomorrow !!! thank yooooouuuu soooooo much !!!

  11. 11 xblaaah

    yess! I’ve been waiting for your summary all day! That cleared up a lot of the questions I had on the show. Thank you! And you’re right about starbucks.. they shouldn’t be called baristas.. my friend who works there part time told me they were trained to be baristas.. hmm.. doesn’t look like they’re trained to do anything special.. anyway, thanks again for the summary!

    and it’s about time you have YEH on your banner things.

  12. 12 bambimolestors

    oh my god….i was almost crying when i saw u posted the seventh cup which i wholeheardetly drank up…..god i love this show…..yeaaaaaaaaaaaay for kdramas.
    such a briliant episode
    thanks a bunch!!!!!!!!

  13. 13 secret admirer

    Finalllly! I love this series: from the dead-on directing to wonderful acting to beautiful ambience to lovely photography, but it has always been a little too fluffy for me: not enough substance, so I thought. What makes Coffee Prince the object of so many affection out there (and it’s a lot of them from just looking at ep. 7’s TV ratings), I wonder? I was waiting for that extra something that elevates it above all other K-romantic comedies out there.

    It finally hit me watching this episode: I love it for the subtle way which the story is told. It’s in the way the show reminds us of our “Sixteen Candles” first love. It’s in the glances and the touch and the unspoken connection between Eun Chan and Han Gyul. Ahhh, it’s that feeling of first love: of heart-tugging-teenage-angst-feeling that you have when you are near him. And it’s in the way it asked us to root on the average girl to find her true love. I haven’t been this pro-heroine since i watched MNIKSS. That probably explains why i keep checking javabeans’ website for new posts each day :). For me, that is enough substance to continue cheering on the show.

    Totally agree with you javabeans regarding the music. Too bad that the OST does not include all that were used. I still feel that Soulmate’s music is slightly (just a little more) superior. Coffee Prince’s music is still awesome though (nothing beats As One, Casker and Loveholic, heh?). It’s not just the songs. The instrumental tracks on the OST are also quite lovely arranged. So far, this show is just perfect.

    As before, thank you javabeans for your in-depth and absolutely lightning-speed post.

  14. 14 Jane

    I now got into a habit of checking your website 3 times a day for updates. Got to thank you for your summaries. It’s as good as watching the dramas but at a much faster pace. The screen caps and your thoughts help too.

  15. 15 emma

    im like sitting here all day long waiting for u to update on the latest episode.. thank you soo very much.. u RAWK!!

  16. 16 jennyo

    Thanks for the summaries. I really helps people like me that dont know any korean. I want to learn but I just know some words.
    OMG, I cant wait for the next episode of Coffee Prince and Gong Yoo is so freaking cute
    Thanks again

  17. 17 Turtlegirl21

    So they kissed??? Can’t wait to see this!!

  18. 18 javabeans

    nana, they drive on the right side of the road in Korea, like in the States (steering wheel on left).

    jiangzemin, if you were to compile the “unofficial soundtrack” I’m sure many fans would love you for it. you can take the songs i’ve posted here, and if you need some help locating some others, please feel free to email me. i can put up a post to the full compilation once the series is done, if you like.

    secret admirer, I agree — some of the most lovely, thoughtfully paced scenes have been those quiet moments, I thought, whether emotionally or aesthetically. I LOVED the way they shot Han Gyul’s scene in Episode 6, when he’s feeling down just before he calls Eun Chan over for pizza. The stark jump cuts as he whiles away his time, listlessly… it reminded me of Garden State, actually. Say what you will about Garden State (which I really liked), it does a brilliant job capturing twentysomething ennui. And this episode, the scene with Yu Ju and Han Gyul (separately) killing time alone recalled the same sentiment.

  19. 19 gail

    oh, gosh. *fangirl scream* :)

    as always, thank you.

  20. 20 Melissa

    Thanks for posting up the summaries soo quickly.
    I’m excited for the 8th episode, this is just too good : )

  21. 21 nileey

    Thanks for the wonderful summaries! I am only at fourth cup, can’t wait for the rest!

  22. 22 Uta

    Hey javabeans,

    Wow…I love all your post! It’s always my most enjoyable moment to read your summary after watching it online.

    And I wanna say that you know all the songs played inside the episode. You are incredible!

    You rock!

  23. 23 charm

    i, too am one of your avid stalkers who continuously refresh your page. Java/Dramabeans has long been my “habit” and I would just like to say thank you for all the great work and generosity! Can’t wait for the next episode! :D

  24. 24 ziziebrown

    wow~~ can’t wait to go home and download it!!!
    Thank you so much!
    I too got into the habit of checking your website many, many times in a day both at work and home for any updates… he!he!he!

  25. 25 yeli

    WOW! that last scene O.O

    THANKS SO MUCH for your summaries! It helps so much because i am just too inpatient to wait for the subs…haha…

    Can’t wait for your summary for the next episode…that last part left me hanging…

    And now that i finished downloading the episode…off i go to watch! :D

  26. 26 eno!

    This is the first time I’ve let myself read the summary before watching the actual episode!
    I just couldn’t resist nor wait any longer!

    And they are kissing at the end of ep7!
    Now I’m even more curious what’s going to happen in ep8!!!

  27. 27 hua

    jiangzemin & javabeans: I was re-watching episode 6 and the song that’s played during the commercial of the Coffee Princes is Lollipop by Mika. The lyrics were in English so I was able to look it up. :P

  28. 28 bliss

    ahh thank you javabeans for the summary. i was so confused to where and when EC got the card and who gave it to her. THANK YOU!

    and i think you mean they drive on the LEFT in Korea, just like the in the US. So HS is the one who is driving the right-hand drive foreign car. i never knew you can do that. i mean i thought you had to change the driver’s side according to the rules in one’s country.

    anyway, thanks again for your lightning-fast summaries! looking forward to episode 8 summary soo. :D

  29. 29 apple

    thank you for this… hope E08 is just as good, and looking on the preview it will be ^^
    you do such a great job on the summaries, I dont need to wait for subs later. Just watching the raw and then reading your summary is good enough for me. Thank you.

  30. 30 miraigal

    Wow..you are really quick!! I guessed you like Coffee Prince alot and most of all you know many of us out there are dying to read your synopsis!!!!
    But I thought it is rather weird that Han Kyul closed his eyes when Eun Chan kissed him…hmm..I thought that is usually the reaction of the girls. Well at least in the dramas. I am really looked forward to this evening’s episode! The tension of the 2 cousins are escalating..

  31. 31 javabeans

    bliss, uh, we drive on the right in the US. and in korea. the steering wheel is on the left side of the car, but we drive on the right side of the road.

    miraigal, I think Han Gyul closing his eyes provides a nice mirror of the end of the previous episode — he stunned Eun Chan with the hug, she opened her eyes wide, then closed them. This time, same scenario but with reversed players. I don’t think it’s a girls-only thing to close eyes while kissing (isn’t that just a general kissing thing?), but I took it to signify his gradual acceptance of the kiss, just like Eun Chan accepted his hug.

  32. 32 Marzy

    thank u thank u thank u sarah!! im sooo in love with coffee prince right now. the whole show has its unexpected elements as well as some normal kdrama formula in it. but i relly like how they showed of the different characters side. apart from ur summary of the book which i also enjoy, i like how this drama brings everything together. the perfect BGM’s, the little lines and scenes which make everything just awww… and also funny.

  33. 33 rainey

    I can finally comment on your summaries, bc I’m actually watching. Heh.

    Anyway, thank you very much for these, they tide me over until the subs are released, I’m trying not to watch the raws like I normally do. Reading your summaries there are a few instances that we view differently but its good to see what others are thinking and maybe examine the actions more closely. Also, your fascination with music adds even more colour to your summaries.

  34. 34 nyc_gal5

    O.O Wahh! Another exciting ep! Thanks. I wonder how they’ll react after that kiss. Are they going to play it off? I hope Eun Chan doesn’t reveal her gender to him yet. I kinda want him to think that he might be gay or something, lol.

  35. 35 R

    Thank you again for the wonderful summary.. Every Monday and Tuesday night (U.S. EST time) I find myself jumping in front of the computer to read your episode summary of coffee prince .. I’m just waiting for the episodes to be uploaded (I don’t know where else to find it.. Clubbox is written in Korean so I can’t understand it) .. Thanks to your reviews I don’t need subs ..

    PS: Thank you for letting me know about The Melody..

  36. 36 asian-buzz.com

    THANK YOU for the update!! It’s so nice of you to give us this much detail of the story! :) I can’t wait to actually see it. But it’s good that I have an idea what happens in Ep 7. Do you know if they are airing ep8 in Korea tomorrow?

    Thanks again!

  37. 37 doc

    omo, she kissed him! Is the truth going to be out soon? I hope not, I really want to see how far they’re going to stretch it and how!
    I love, love, how they are developing the relationship. I mean, he’s clearly very freaked out about his feelings, but at the same time he can’t help but explore further, and then he’s sweet and even jealous, not homophobic and trying not to run off helter-skelter. I wouldn’t think the average guy (atleast the ones I know) would react like this if he started having feelings for a male friend, but its nicely written by the script writers, almost believable, and I like the way Gong Yoo pulls it off. I think above all they’ve demonstrated that he values the friendship that he has with Eun Chan, and he realizes how good it makes him feel and he likes having that in his life (a change from the burden of unrequited love with Yu Ju), and so despite being shaken up by his “feelings” he still goes back and makes an effort to keep the friendship. Nice!

  38. 38 P

    Thank you so much for putting up the summary!

  39. 39 bliss

    hahaha oops you’re right. the steering wheel is on the left but we drive on the right side of the road here in North America. sorry!

    episodes 8~ looks like there’s going to be a EC-HS kiss scene from the preview! woot! can’t wait~!

  40. 40 len

    hi! thank you for the summaries. can not wait for the next episodes…

  41. 41 canyayasis

    perfect. thanks again.
    regarding the cars and the steering wheels…..i do believe that each state is different. the more progressive states allow you to register and drive your foreign cars with their various configurations as long as the drivers are compliant with the the specific “rules of the roads.” I’m in denver, co and i quite often see foreign cars, still sporting their foreign plates and their right side steering wheels, but with a state license in the back window.
    regarding the music, i’m in if anyone needs some help. i’m out of Los Angeles and work in music publishing. of course the logistical problem is hangul, however my vocabulary is increasing every day as i study.
    let me know!
    canyayasis, for now, in colorado usa

  42. 42 Deedlith

    The amout of comments in two hours is high ^^ Thumbs to you ^^
    Loved your summary here, had to refresh the page several times ( well i’m not the only one), but watching yesterday’s episode, there were LOTS of things I was curious about, you cleared them all, so again THANK YOU.

    Different point of view though, I didn’t like Yu Ju is this episode either… It’s not that she was really mean, lets just say she just pissed me so much previously, I was glad seeing her in misery…
    I found one of my old Whitney Houston’s CD, and it reminded me of the song “I Learned from the Best” . Hope it ends up like that for her too :D ( yeah it’s a bit sadistic:P)…

    _SPOILER________________________________________________

    But judging for episode 8 preview, seems like she gonna see DK again, that vixen. Pff, I hoped she was gonna cry but it doesn’t seem to go as planned. She probably just gonna make up with her ex, letting Han Seong alone again ( who will be twice as broken hearted being rejected by Yu Ju AND by Eun Chan). Ahhhhhhhh… I really hope they’re not planning to do this, I’ll be really pissed!

    ___END OF SPOILER_____________________________________________________

  43. 43 ames4eva

    omgosh, thanks sooooooooo much for the summary! can’t wait to actually see this episode with subs… so much has happened… the kiss!!! :D

  44. 44 nana

    Thanx for clearing that bit up; so its just like the u.s. Now i know that bit of information for my future trip to korea heheh

  45. 45 riyumi

    thanks alot for the summary! i’m currently downloading this episode but i got impatient and went here instead to read your summary! thanks again! i’m liking this drama even more!
    with Yu Ju, I’m with you javabeans, i don’t like her but i don’t hate her either. it’s like she’s scared to have a commitment with Han Seung bcoz she feels that’s what he likes and she’s too friendly with Han Gyul that they seem to have more than just friendship, but i think she does see Han Gyul only as a friend- a close friend. i hope they’ll leave it that way- if they happen to develop a love relationship which Yu Ju would choose Han Gyul over Han Seung that’ll terrify me although Han Seung and Eun Chan could be good together too, but i still prefer Han Gyul and Eun Chan they’re much more natural looking! hehe!
    anyway, i hope u keep on summarizing this drama until it ends and thanks again for the wonderful summary…you’re good as a writer!

  46. 46 jyotsna

    Thank you so much!!! i was checking every hour to see if you had put up the summary….. Its wonderful that you take the time to help us understand the different series while watching it in korean (too impatient to wait for subs). Also i love your translation of the novel. Thank you seriously, I hope you understand that it is heartfelt.

  47. 47 repjans

    I had an aching cheek because from yesterdays episode, I had this big smile from start to finishyet I don’t understand what theyre talking about.
    Gaaaaaaaaaaaah, im falling in love with this drama. Thank you for the summary ^^ I kept coming back to your site.
    And thanks a lot for the songs. I knew it’s a Texas song but I just couldn’t figure out the title.
    Looking forward to my 7th cup tonight.

  48. 48 secret admirer

    Wow, already 40+ posts in only 3 hours!

    Side notes: yes, i was in love with Garden State (and Zach Braff) i think for the whole 2004 year. That movie defined our 20-something generation just as “The Breakfast Club” did for the teen years. But then who would forget the off-the-wall shirt shot! If you have a chance, javabeans, i highly recommend the brilliant 2005 New Zealand indie film “In My Father’s Den” by Brad McGann. It’s as well made as an indie film could be made, and it has a kick-ass music compilation.

    Back to CP (he he he). Well, the optimist (and writer) in me still hopes that Yu Ju’s relationship with Han Gyul will be revealed as more of a sisterly affection than a romantic one. Wouldn’t that make this series more cleverly written than to have YJ go down the path of a twisted-psychotic-scheming girlfriend like many that we have seen before.

    It is a testament to YEH’s better acting skills that i totally see her as Eun Chan and not as the actress who plays Eun Chan. Now the only thing that would really **** me off is knowing tomorrow that somehow the kiss is only in EC’s imagination!

  49. 49 javabeans

    secret admirer, i’ll netflix that right away. as soon as i return what i have now (ahh, netflix guilt. i know brick is good! i’ll… get to it when i get to it.). you’re a writer? we must kibitz.

    and to your fear of the scene being imaginary — nooooo! they wouldn’t dare pull a Witch Amusement on us.

  50. 50 goldlilys

    Thank you so much for your summaries. I won’t be able to understand what’s going on with the episodes without your help. For Coffee Prince only, it has been my habit to watch the raws first then read your summaries instead of waiting for the subs. The drama is too good to wait. Really appreciate you doing all of these for every episode.

    Would really like a collection of all the songs of Coffee Prince, not just the OST since it is missing most of the background songs.

    Looking forward to 8th cup and more of your descriptive summaries.

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