Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 3
by | November 4, 2008 | 41 Comments

I will be useless for rest of today. Am glued to CNN. Free Starbucks voter coffee brings me up, wine calms me down. I feel like Judy Garland.

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EPISODE 3: “Achilles Heel — A few suggestions for lovers about to start new relationships”

Joon-young starts us off by telling us the Theme o’ the Day: Achilles heels. Specifically, her own — growing up, hers was her flighty, unfaithful mother. Now, as an adult, it’s changed.

The problem in this episode starts with Joon-young’s casting of Yoon Young in her new drama (which has been moved up to give Kyu-ho’s sageuk series more time to prepare), and Chief Kim isn’t happy. While it’s her prerogative to cast her drama, Chief Kim has a romantic history with Young that ended badly, and now he won’t approve her drama.

Ji-oh is surprised because Joon-young is working with Young because she has expressed her dislike of the actress. He confronts Joon-young about her change of heart, not buying her explanation that she’s fine with the casting as long as the actors act well. Joon-young admits that she’s decided to suck up her personal feelings because Young will be able to pull in an actor she wants. She thinks Chief Kim is being unprofessional by letting his personal feelings interfere.

Ji-oh marvels sarcastically at her shrewd commercialism — capitalizing on the success of his current drama to line up her new one — and reminds her of all the stuff she’d said in the past, like, “How can I man a camera with no affection for the actors?” and “This isn’t a marketplace, it’s not about business.” He tells her, “I thought you meant that.”

She merely says, “Sorry to disappoint you.” But this is her work, and it’s not his business to interfere. Ji-oh concedes her point. She asks him to produce for her, and he calls her on the emptiness of her offer. (When he offers to film for her, she answers, “I’ll do that myself,” proving his point.)

Chief Kim is having a depressed drink with the station chief producer, CP Park. (Btw, CP Park is hilarious — he’s the voice of reason who always straight-talks and tells all the sides to get it together, but nobody ever listens to him, so he’s like this Greek chorus who’s constantly ignored.)

Ji-oh is trying to reason with Chief Kim when Joon-young arrives to apologize, which is a pretty hard thing for her to do sincerely. No sooner does she grudgingly say sorry than she contradicts herself, saying, “If you don’t want me to do it… but can’t I do it?”

Resigned, Chief Kim tells her to go ahead — do her drama with outside production funds and overseas locations, but she’d better not come complaining to him. He also surprises them by admitting to his past relationship with Yoon Young. He challenges Ji-oh, however, asking, “Is this that loyalty you always talk about?… Poking at someone’s Achilles heel?”

Ji-oh and Joon-young have another drink afterward, and she asks about his particular friendship with Chief Kim (whom Ji-oh calls “hyung”). He tells her how, early in his career, he’d worked on a miniseries and gotten into a fight with some neighborhood roughnecks, because back then he was too hotheaded to talk things through calmly. Chief Kim went to the police station to release Ji-oh and even got on his knees to apologize to the thugs. Ji-oh had been afraid of his reaction, but Kim just told him, “This is how we learn, fucker.”

Ji-oh leans forward to ask, “Joon-young. If I told you I’ve wanted to date you again for a while now, would you believe me?” (Joon-young chokes on her drink.)

She asks him again why he dumped her, and he answers that she dumped him. In her eyes, he’d run after Yeon-hee not long after they’d had their first kiss and didn’t come see her afterward. He defends himself, saying he was truly only acting as a friend when Yeon-hee’s mother was sick. All he did was go with her to the hospital. Not appeased by that, Joon-young retorts, “Plus, what’s so easy about me?”

But she loves hearing that he’d wanted her back, and prods him to admit how long he’s felt that way. They tease back and forth, and she asks, “So are we dating starting tomorrow?”

Kyu-ho’s interrupted while shooting by a phone call from Hae-jin, who is continuing the stalker act. Irritated beyond belief, Kyu-ho meets her to put an end to this for good, and she hands him a fat envelope of money. Hae-jin is completely cheerful and up-front about the bribe, and answers his questions openly when he asks what her father does (cop) and if her dad knows she’s running around like this (hell no).

Kyu-ho asks, “Can you only give me money, or can you offer me anything else?” (to shock her, not that he means it), and hands the envelope back. He says — super sweetly, of course, because that’s his way of delivering a deathblow — to bring back ten times that amount. Because he’s already rich, you see! He won’t take such a measly bribe, because if he were to be caught taking bribes, it wouldn’t be worth it for such pennies. Also, if she bothers him again, he’ll go to her cop dad and charge him for bribery, which should get him fired.

Point taken. Hae-jin glumly bids him goodbye and leaves. Soo-kyung — who’s been demoted to Kyu-ho’s driver — tries to argue that it wouldn’t hurt to let the poor girl audition, but Kyu-ho ignores him. Until he spies something, that is, and orders Soo-kyung to pull over. It’s a commercial playing on an outdoor billboard, and Hae-jin looks really good. He looks at her as a serious contender for the first time.

Joon-young takes a day trip to Singapore with her crew to scout for locations. While she’s walking around the street, a man bumps into her, chased by a group of men. Joon-young races after them as they chase the lone man into a dark alley, then proceed to beat the heck out of him.

And just as you’re wondering why she’s standing around doing nothing, Joon-young says aloud, “Cut,” and smiles as the image dissolves — it was her director’s mind visualizing the scene she wants to shoot.

Joon-young calls Ji-oh upon returning home, congratulating him on his last shooting day. True to tradition, he’s dressing up in a black suit, like he does on all first and last days, as a show of respect toward his work. Joon-young doesn’t really get his gesture, since to her dramas are merely fun work, while they contain deeper meaning for Ji-oh.

While she smiles at the memory of Ji-oh admitting that he likes her, her smile fades when she remembers his earlier words, “You’re too thoughtless. And you’re easy.”

That thought continues to bug her when talking to Soo-kyung. They’re not close friends — just casual colleagues — and he jokes that she had been interested in him in the past. She firmly tells him that’s untrue, admitting that she may have liked Kyu-ho, but never him — and the bit about Kyu-ho prompts an incredulous reaction. Soo-kyung joshes her for being fickle with her attentions, having had flirtations with people they’d worked with as well. Joon-young counters, “They were good-looking!” Soo-kyung: “Do you fall for anyone who’s good-looking? You’re too easy.”

That gets to her, and she defends herself, not very convincingly: “I’m not easy, you know!” But he replies, “You are.” Joon-young wonders why she’s so bothered by this now, just as she’s about to start over with Ji-oh.

Kyu-ho’s having a few issues with his sageuk drama, which pisses off another PD. Kyu-ho has pushed his drama back several times for writer switches and more filming time, and defends his scheduling problems as necessary. The other guy doesn’t have any sympathy, saying everyone works under those conditions.

Kyu-ho’s series looks like it’s one of those high-action fusion sageuks that are popular these days (Hong Gil Dong, Iljimae, Chil Woo). He’s relented and cast Hae-jin, who, true to her word, is doing her own stunts. After a series of missteps, Hae-jin gets a good take, and is injured in the process.

She doesn’t let her injury keep her down, though, and thanks Kyu-ho effusively for casting her. She’s kind of adorable, the way she promises to do her best but oversells herself, assuring him she’ll garner him 40% ratings, be prettier than Jeon Ji-hyun, sexier than Lee Young-ae, etc.

Ji-oh’s drama has its wrap party, and he’s in a great mood, drinking with the cast and crew. He suggests to Joon-young, “Wanna sneak out of here? Let’s go to the beach.” She’s up for it, until she gets a phone call from a drunk Jun-ki.

She excuses herself to take the call, then rushes out to meet Jun-ki. He’s completely wasted — so drunk that she practically has to drag him inside her apartment — and even throws up on her. Back at the bar, Ji-oh keeps drinking with his crew. He calls Joon-young to ask where she went, and she lies that she had to return home to get some work done, hurriedly hanging up when she sees that Jun-ki is in earshot.

I include these shots merely because the second one makes me giggle. At the party, Young comes up to Chief Kim and talks to him freely. Whatever their past was, it involved lots of unresolved issues for him, so he remains terse with her, trying to dismiss her emotionally as easily as he does physically. CP Park comes up behind him to jokingly comfort him, in his usual lighthearted manner.

After sobering a bit, Jun-ki gets to the point: He wants to get back together with Joon-young, and this time he’ll accept that she’s more devoted to her work than to the relationship. She, on the other hand, is friendly but distant, keeping her gaze averted and her tone even. She doesn’t want to get back together, but she also doesn’t want to tell him she’s already seeing someone else, so when he asks, she (badly) lies and tells him she’s “not that kind of person.” It’s not that she’s got someone else, she says, but that she has moved on and wants to be friends, not lovers.

Jun-ki has always seemed more emotionally invested in this relationship, and he can’t understand her reaction. He tells her it’s like she’s already forgotten him. Joon-young answers that it’s because she’s gotten over it, and he grows angry, asking, “You can get over it?”

Hurt, he tells her that the past month he’s been a wreck, drowning his sorrows in alcohol every day, but she’s already moved on: “Let me make a request. When you meet someone new and fall in love, try being serious about it.” After he leaves, she shows a hint of emotion, trying to convince herself that all these men are wrong in thinking she’s easy, but she can’t quite shake it off.

The next day, she and Ji-oh do some grocery shopping. He’s in a great mood, she’s in a lousy one. With filming complete, Ji-oh’s second-to-last episode pulled in 27% ratings and the finale looks to hit 30%, a significant benchmark for a director.

The better his mood, the worse hers grows, and even when she tells him that she met with Jun-ki yesterday, Ji-oh isn’t that fazed. She tells him that Jun-ki told her to live life more seriously, and when Ji-oh guesses that’s why she’s being difficult now, she shoots him a glare and walks off. She tells him that when he’s in a good mood, he doesn’t notice her: “You were like that in the past, too. I remember now… I wonder why I forgot that and wanted to start over with you.”

Realizing that her mood is serious, Ji-oh tries to call her back to talk this over, but she leaves, upset.

Casting issues. The actor whom Joon-young and Seo-woo wanted pulls out of the project at the last minute, because he balks at the homosexual content. He’s regretful, but isn’t willing to take on the role.

Joon-young curtly tells Yoon Young that since he was the actor she brought in, it’s her responsibility to bring him back. Young answers that she has no power over him. The writer is willing to consider other actors, but Joon-young’s anger gets the better of her and she insinuates that Young is acting in a conflict of interest (taking the actor away to her own film production, stealing him from the drama). When Young calls her on it, Joon-young realizes it was a mistake to say that (even if she means it), so she backtracks and apologizes.

After Young leaves, Joon-young angrily spews invectives, bringing up all the other diva stunts Young has pulled in the past. The writer looks at Joon-young and wonders if she’s feeling defensive or guilty about something.

Still smarting from the Young encounter, Joon-young calls Jun-ki to demand an apology for suggesting she’s easy.

She hangs up while he’s talking, then calls him back to make a point — while they were dating, he made her feel like that dozens of times. He’d turn cold and cut her off without giving her chances to talk.

She tells him, “I really didn’t want to end things like this,” and hangs up.

After an unpleasant meeting with her mother (the old Achilles heel), Joon-young’s current Achilles heel is aggravated. She demands to know why Ji-oh found her easy, acting borderline belligerent in her need to assert that she is not. (The lady doth protest…)

Ji-oh knows her well enough not to engage, and remains calm. When she gets worked up, he tells her, “All right, cancel what I said. You’re not easy, you’re difficult.”

But she’s not satisfied, needing to prove that she CAN be serious about relationships, dammit. Ji-oh says, “I never said you couldn’t be serious,” to which she answers, “Jun-ki did.” Ji-oh: “Why are you so mad? Is it because of me or Jun-ki?”

Ji-oh turns the tables, asking why she met Jun-ki. Or, better yet, when she had the time to meet him. He starts thinking about it in earnest, remembering she was at the party until 1am, after which she disappeared. She couldn’t have met him that late at night, right? She wouldn’t have met her ex late at night at her apartment, right?

Joon-young realizes she might be in trouble, so she evades the question, rummaging around Ji-oh’s kitchen as he hounds her to relate exactly what she did yesterday and when she saw Jun-ki. As Joon-young evades, she admits in a voiceover:

“At this point when I’m about to start on a new love, my Achilles heel — though I don’t like to admit it — is that I end relationships and start new ones too easily. But what’s more important than that at this moment is that I don’t want to end this love easily. So from now on, if I don’t misunderstand as easily as I did before, or give up as easily, and start long conversations even though they’re tedious, can’t this love differ from the previous one?”

Finally nagged to distraction, she admits, “I’m sorry, he came over.” Immediately, Ji-oh glares and leaves, telling her to eat the ramen all by herself.

(Although Ji-oh’s upset now, this reversal actually defuses the tension in their argument, because Joon-young is no longer the one angry. Ji-oh’s reaction is more like a passing tiff, but nothing dire.)

I like how Joon-young brings Ji-oh back, though, and that’s by hiding the eggs in the freezer and calling out to him (knowing he hasn’t actually left) that he’s out of eggs. Ji-oh comes back to check the fridge, insisting he just bought eggs, and Joon-young eagerly suggests they go and buy more.

Afterward, they laze together on the porch, and Joon-young turns to Ji-oh to say, “As we keep dating, let’s not say things to hurt each other, or break up easily. Or fight like before.”

He answers, smiling, “Let’s fight. I couldn’t do that with Yeon-hee. We didn’t communicate enough. The things to fight about are always the little things — small and embarrassing. If you don’t talk about them, later they grow to be unmanageably big.”

The tone turns teasing again when Ji-oh asks if Joon-young told Jun-ki she was dating him again, and she answers, “How could I say that, and come off easy?” She jokes that if she breaks up with Ji-oh, she’d go back to Jun-ki, and he chases her around laughingly in retaliation.

Unexpectedly, Ji-oh’s last episode doesn’t earn the whopping 32% ratings he’d predicted, and instead has decreased from 27% down to 23%.

Chul-yi ribs him a bit about the (relatively) low ratings, and Ji-oh is forced to save face and argue that he shot the drama because he liked it, not for the ratings. Of course we know otherwise. Haha.

And finally, Joon-young and Jun-ki talk one last time on the phone. His tone is one of sad acceptance, as he tells her to take care of herself and stay healthy. Joon-young wishes him the same, and her voiceover comes in to repeat a thought from earlier in the episode:

“It’s said that a new love can only start when the old one is able to end properly. But I didn’t say those words as my last send-off. I merely said thank you. He probably didn’t know how those words showed how much I had matured.”

Immediately after she hangs up with Jun-ki, she gets a call from Ji-oh. Smiling at the symbolism here, Joon-young doesn’t answer, but instead tells her phone laughingly, “Mr. Jung Ji-oh, you’re rushing too much. Let’s take it slow. You’ll get motion sickness.”

And she leaves her phone ringing to get back to work.

 
COMMENTS

What’s particularly interesting about The World They Live In is that there’s quite a lot of swearing. It’s unusual in any television drama, which might have some strong slang but not usually real swears, and also given that this isn’t a particularly heavy-hitting drama, with no roughneck gangsters or hard-boiled crime underworld scenes. It’s actually kinda refreshing.

I’m sure some people may be turned off by it, and I’m not a fan of swearing for the sake of swearing. You know — when teenage boys toss out “motherfucker” every other word just to sound hard but end up sounding like they’re trying too hard. However, I AM a fan of the artful swear. Epithets are words, too, and as with all words, there’s a way to use them purposefully. I think part of its use is in achieving verisimilitude — this world, with its adult language and loose talk, is really “the world they live in,” not a studio-washed, sugary idealized version of it.

Also, I think at this point it’s safe to say that Song Hye-gyo isn’t totally sucking, but she is the weak link in this drama. Hyun Bin has yet to be outstanding either, but I think he’s doing a better job at being complex — Song is trying, to her credit, but she’s just not that layered. Everything about the character is visible on the surface. It’s too bad, because it’s a great character from an actor’s standpoint.

 
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41 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Yvette

    Thanks for the recap :D
    Hey, Obama won in Ohio!

  2. k john

    Won? There’s only 39% reporting and both candidates have 47%. Have they never heard of jinx??? I’m still biting my nails!

  3. stargazer377

    thanks for the recap javabeans!
    ack! this election is making me nervous. i guess we’ll find out for sure Dec. 15th who the “real” winner will be when the electoral college casts their votes.
    and i wish there was a ben & jerry’s near my house for the free scoop of ice cream. =(
    as for Starbucks, in NY you didn’t need to vote to get free coffee. they changed it after people complained. not too sure if it was all starbucks in NY or just one….
    and i love watching the anchors use the touch screen and have graphs and things pop up. so cool! i love CNN.

  4. Mulan

    hahaha! talking about the election!. Thanks for the recap… Yeah.. I still think that SHG is better in this drama than in full house. I am expecting more from HB but i still like him.

  5. cranky

    Obama’s elected!!!! Wooohoooo~~!

    With that out of the way, I’m loving the drama, acting kinks aside. I like the fact that it IS reflective of not only the world that they live in, that it is reflective of the world that we live in. Not the background of course, we can’t all be PDs but the way they are handling the relationships issues are realisticly as twisted as how normal people deal with it. I like that they have relationship issues without being overly melodramatic, as with how normal people deals, so I’m loving this so far.

  6. :X

    OBAMA WINS!!

    currently won 333 electoral college vs mccain’s 157…

    thanks for the update.. :-)

  7. nana

    looking at the caps, im wondering if i can pull SHG’s haircut… hehhe

  8. AD

    Thank you for the recap! You totally made my day. :D

  9. aya

    oh i’m loving it..can’t wait for ep 4.. has it aired yet

  10. 10 Kim

    Very lovely song post today. I’ve hard IU’s name around a lot but dismissed her as one of those teeny-boppers that keep debuting nowadays.

    Has SHG’s acting gotten any better? I haven’t watched any of this drama, but I read your reviews/summaries faithfully. =D For some reason, the premise for this drama really bored me and I can’t bring myself to watch any of it.

  11. 11 pabo ceo reom

    It’s Obama guys….he’s giving his acceptance speech right now as I type this.

    Thanks for the recap! I had something to read while I waited through the commercials hahah

  12. 12 JD

    thanks for the recaps javabeans. moreover, congratulations to America. it’s time that the Earth’s most powerful man truly represents its country ( a melting pot of cultures).

    watching “the world they live in” provides us a view of what happens to them. it also allows us to view 2D on how we deal with similar realities. acting may be its weakest point but i am being attracted by the way the story is being told. i haven’t seen a drama unfolded to me this way so, i find it refreshing.

    looking forward to more of your recaps. in the meantime, enjoy your victory.

  13. 13 bethany

    did i ever say thank you for starting a new drama? oh, well, thank you :)

  14. 14 mappy

    shk looks so sexy in that tight shorts…

  15. 15 pabo ceo reom

    Oh! I forgot to ask you!

    Do you have any more information about this new young singer IU? Have you heard her debut song, “Mia”? I was wondering who composed that song because I’m really digging it.

  16. 16 koalabear

    thanks for the recap…now I understand why Chief Kim is kinda aloof towards Young

  17. 17 luvkdramas

    i love this drama, thanks for the recaps… has the ratings picked up

  18. 18 sher

    song hye kyo is definately making me start to wear vneck shirts. it looks soo good on her and like i tried it and i love vnecks now! haha id just thought id share (:

  19. 19 CherryX

    I simply love reading your recaps. They’re detailed, thorough, and contain such astute observations about the show.

    Thank you for providing such great information and opinions.

    I look forward to reading more of your thoughts!

  20. 20 SORA

    thank you so much
    wish to tell you in korean but cant spell it hehehe

  21. 21 KTX

    I’m turned off by the swearing :( it gives me a feeling of generalized anxiety when I watch this drama. I don’t know why, but i end up feeling kind of uneasy when I watch this drama – it feels too heavy.

  22. 22 milagirll

    I look forward to this every week. Thanks so much for keeping us updated. And you’re right……there is more cussing than exprected in the drama. I have to remind myself that we’re not watching HBO or Showtime!!! Although, I have to say any cussing that is done is done by the characters you would expect so it doesn’t really bother me. I’m hoping something BIG happens in episode 7 or 8. Something big always happens in episode 7 or 8.

  23. 23 quicksilver18

    Hmmm…If Song Hye Kyo’s character were to be replaced by another actor, who would you have liked to see as Joon Young?

    To answer my own question, I’d have liked to see Park Jin Hee (Money’s Warfare) play this role. She’s not the best actress in the entire world, but after seeing her in a few dramas, I think she can bring out the complexities of Joon Young’s character somewhat better. But I have to say, although we don’t see much of Joon Young’s multi-faceted layers from Song Hye Kyo, she does enough to irritate me every time I see her being thoughtless. Like I want to shake her and then say to Joon Young, “Wake up kid. You’re going to get your butt kicked if you don’t think things through beforehand.”

    I feel like they should’ve casted older actors to play Ji Oh and Joon Young, who I think are meant to be in their early 30s. Although both Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo are in the later 20s, they seem much younger. Or more like youngins trying desperately to act older. Maybe it’s their lack of maturity in their acting abilities.

  24. 24 bobo

    im somewhat confused with this whole drama,the plot is so complicated,i dont rlly get whats going on!

  25. 25 kdrama

    Thanks for the recap!!! I can’t wait for episode 4 :)

  26. 26 ohgeeze.

    THANK YOU!

    I can’t wait to watch the episode!

  27. 27 Worlds Within

    When will this episode come out in english subs? Also, when’s the next posting of Episode 4 recap?

  28. 28 wobin

    For me I like this drama a lot better than EofE. For a change of drama type, SHK is doing fine in this drama. I don’t know what people taking about! I don’t know if any other actresses would act better than her on this role, and I don’t think they would want to try it to act.

    Looking forward for the rest of the eps.

  29. 29 amesk

    Thanks Javabean for the recaps. I really enjoy reading the recap but the storyline and the look of the characters just don’t do anything for me. I have no desire to watch the drama. Maybe I’m being superficial here but I see Joon-young and given that she is emotionally stunted with no great personality and she doesn’t look particularly hot or anything, how or why is getting all these guys. I’m stumped. I just don’t see the chemistry. What do you think, I would see it if I watched the drama?

  30. 30 Diana

    the first picture of hyung bin talking on the phone kinda reminds me of mike he in devil beside you…well mostly its the hair

    kekeke

    but thats just what i think

    :)

  31. 31 sweetie

    I like this drama, IMO SHG did a good job here

  32. 32 Jun the Pretender

    i dont understand all the SHG criticism that is coming her way…
    her character is extremely emotional immature…
    her somewhat spaced out and blunt delivery fits the role…
    she’s doing a good job of portraying a very emotionally shallow character.
    and ‘lack of chemistry’ that people say she and hyun bin have is needed beacuse joon-young doesnt understand love and it makes sense that the romance between them is awkward…

    and i have to respectfully disagree with you javabeans,
    I dont think her character is complex at all.
    Her relationship with the doctor kind of proved that, where joon-young did not understand how he felt.
    Also she continually fails to understand the hierarchy and the subtleties of her job where every issue she deals with she takes a pragmatic approach disregarding the other person’s opinion and feelings.

    Just like Ji-oh says, she is easy.
    right now her character is not complex at all, and emotionally very shallow. Its ironic that song hye gyo is getting critized for the very same things that her character in the drama has troubles with, and I find that extremely entertaining.

    cant wait to read what you thought of the “bed scene” in episode 4, javabeans…lol

  33. 33 :X

    i want to read ep4 but its not updated yet.. heheh…

    and yes, give SHG a break… everyone started bad in the 1st few episodes just like YEH in Coffee Prince,… see what happens to her after the end of the drama… she’s now probably so rich that she dont bother to act anymore…. hahah… ok im just peeved coz she’s not doing any drama for a year already… LOL

  34. 34 num

    I like SHK, she is doing fine job in WW, I don’t understand why people criticize her. The first 2 eps. she plays a new kid in town, hard headed not charming character. People don’t like the character she plays then criticize her.

    Currently I don’t like other dramas, they tiring me down. I like WW. I am watching eps. 3 & 4 without sub while I am waiting for English sub. Ajaja fighting!

  35. 35 jb

    I’ve just watched Episode 4 without subs (Don’t understand Korean but just patiently wait for somebody to sub it at some point…sigh…) but as much I am starting to enjoy the refreshing storyline and think highly of SHG’s sweet looks and Hyun Bin’s handsome mug, their makeout scene is as exciting as dishwater!!! SHG look like a koala hugging a tree! LOL!
    Sigh…no chemistry…no fireworks…even with Yoon Eun Hye’s tomboyish look in Coffee Prince, her makeout scene with Gong Yoo in Episode 16 sent my heart racing. Of course at only episode 4, they have gotten back together and obviously have issues to iron out, I am still keeping my fingers crossed. I hope it doesn’t get too heavy going or draggy…….

  36. 36 Mache

    I am neither an avid fan with SHK nor HB, but definitely appreciate their acting in this project. The casts are perfectly fit. Those viewers who expressed their displease with SHK acting, for that I should applaud her for doing quite a wonderful job of portraying her character. Episode 1&2, she was subconsciously emotionally detached. Episode 3 & 4 she recognized her shorthcoming. Hopefully in next episode slowly she will change.

    I would love to cut their hair bangs for both of them. Personally their hair bangs were quite distractive for conveying their emotions through facial/eyes expressions.

    Would anybody lend me a new sharp scissor please?

  37. 37 Asianpride

    this drama is good but the acting is killing the rating for this drama i wish they would find a better actress that know to act to star beside Hyun Bi because SHK is killing the rating for this drama am mean with two Star you would think this drama would be in the 10% but it under 8% and i can only find one reason for this and that is viewer does not like the acting of SHK

  38. 38 koreasoap

    thx a lot for the recap! i’m liking the characters already as i read your recap… why so concerned about the rating?? is it because of the network clash?? i really wish that it’s not because the drama is identified with a certain network that it affects the rating? …but nonetheless, i think that HB & SHG are a good pair of actors!!! GOOD LUCK to the whole crew for the next epis to come… what episode is the bed scene???

  39. 39 new

    I don’t think it fair to said that the dram is good but the SHK acting is killing the rating! SHK is acting more mature in this WW and she is acting fine. I like it, I don’t see anything bad about it.

    1. This drama is different from other dramas and it’s not attracted to the audiences about the story line and the back ground talking.
    2. If you think Hyun Bin is acting good then somehow it should save the rating. This is the first time I watch Hyun Bin act and I don’t think Hyun Bin is a great actor.
    3. Currently 2 dramas are started before WW on the same time and its affected the rating for WW. Honestly, the actors and actresses in EofE is not good in acting. I quited after eps.5. They have to spend a lot of money to make the drama and it is not good at all to my expectation.

    Why people keep talking about her acting and keep watching her drama?

  40. 40 bizzy

    i simply love Hyun bin’s character in WW.. he’s so wonderful to watch,.. love Hyun bin very very much and pairing with Shk is geat, love their chemistry, love the script, love every every moment of it..

    The program director is be be blame for lower viewership, timming is all wrong cos EOE and Tazza is already showing halfway, they already had a following..

    WW should be aired after this, it would be a Blast! a Wopping 50% rating!!

    WW is well love! …Fighting!

  41. 41 Maria

    I just started watching this drama on dramafever and I must say that Joon Young’s character is refreshing. For once the female lead is the one that is emotionally detached, has a steadfast resolve to do what’s best for her project and moves ON FAST from romantic relationships.

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