Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 3
by | June 17, 2009 | 37 Comments

Triple is shaping up to be an adorable drama. In addition to its Coffee Prince similarities, it’s also sorta like My Sweet Seoul in its charm, but with more pep. Like The World They Live In, each episode is titled with a theme, but unlike World, Triple doesn’t overdo the narration or get too self-indulgent with its Insight of the Day.

True, if you didn’t like Coffee Prince or My Sweet Seoul, maybe Triple isn’t for you either. But I find the characters really entertaining, the pace is enjoyable, and the drama keeps a smile on my face.

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EPISODE 3: “Compulsory”

As Episode 3 opens, our characters are getting used to their new decisions, starting with Hwal and Hyun-tae’s resignations from the ad firm so they can start their own company.

All three guys have to get used to having a girl’s presence in the house. For instance, Hae-yoon freezes in shock as Haru walks in while he’s on the toilet, and Hyun-tae attempts to laugh off being caught watching porn on his computer.

While Haru isn’t a fan of the porn, she’s adjusted fairly well to the living situation. The guys are a little slower in that regard — for instance, she’s not fazed at all to walk in on Hae-yoon’s bathroom time. Lucky for him he had a newspaper.

She’s kicked outside to clean the shed, which she starts by painting an (angry) illustration of Hwal on the window. Peering inside, she finds a stray puppy, which she immediately bonds with and names “Wal” (because it’s similar to her brother’s name), giving her an excuse to call out the name jokingly. She can’t do that with Hwal, whom she calls “oppa.”

Hae-yoon is the only one who thinks leaving the firm is a bad idea; he doesn’t resign and advises his friends to beg for their jobs back. Hwal has resigned out of personal pride and a desire to be independent, while the less ambitious Hyun-tae follows Hwal out of loyalty. Hyun-tae also figures it’ll be fun working on their own without office schedules.

There’s a humorous moment when a customer at the bar calls out for service, and Sang-hee answers. They gape to realize that she’s now the manager of this place. Hae-yoon’s already reserved mood sours further when a man drops by who’s obviously friendly with Sang-hee; this is one of Sang-hee’s sunbaes, and Hae-yoon gives the two a dour look. He’s Manager Park, who heads the promotional team for a beer company. He’s also familiar with the guys’ former company, since they outsource a lot of their publicity.

At the rink, a group of younger girl skaters mock Haru behind her back; Haru’s an easy target since she’s older and relatively behind in her skating training. Still, she doesn’t let it get her down and merely ignores them.

She can’t ignore Ji Poong-ho, though, who has taken notice of her and tries to get her attention by bumping into her purposely. As we’ve seen, Poong-ho often fends off adoring girls, which, as we can imagine, has given him something of an ego. Therefore he expects the same sort of recognition from Haru, and has to face letdown when she doesn’t give it.

Poong-ho’s like, “Don’t you know who I am?” and cites the Olympics where he won gold as a short-track speed skater. Haru deflates his ego by informing him that she didn’t watch his win.

He hands her his phone and tells her to give him her number (although he plays it cool by saying, “I probably won’t call you first, but…”). Haru again bursts his bubble by saying she doesn’t have a cell phone. She disdains his immaturity and brushes past him, not the least bit flattered at his attention.

Haru waits outside for her ride following practice; it was supposed to be Hyun-tae, but he has forgotten. When Su-in passes by, she asks whether Haru’s waiting for her brother to pick her up, then offers to take her home. In the car ride, she prods for information about Hwal — trying for nonchalance, but not really achieving it — and asks how Haru is related to him.

Hyun-tae calls Su-in and confirms that Haru has gotten a ride home. He awaits their arrival with eagerness, and when Su-in tries to immediately leave, he refuses to take no for an answer and pushes her to come inside. Su-in protests, knowing Hwal won’t like seeing her, but since nobody else knows that, they urge her to stay awhile.

Inside the house, Su-in tenses to come face to face with Hwal, expecting him to be angry. Perhaps more hurtful than his anger, though, is that he holds out a hand and introduces himself as though this is their very first encounter.

Still, he can’t help getting in a dig at her, and bitterness creeps back into his tone before he stalks off. Haru chides him for being rude to her guest, not understanding his harsh reaction to her coach.

When Haru goes to feed the puppy Wal in the shed, she finds that he’s brought friends. She feeds and bathes them, but they slip through the bathroom door and tear through the house.

Naturally, the guys are not happy about the damage to their things, least of all Hwal.

Hyun-tae shows up unannounced at Su-in’s house and cheerfully invites himself inside. Since she never invited him (or gave him her address), Su-in is surprised and balks at his forward behavior.

The thing about Hyun-tae is that he does come on pretty aggressively, which would be annoying if he weren’t so damn adorable. On the other hand, from Su-in’s perspective, he IS just that annoying, so I can understand her reaction. It eases a bit when Hyun-tae produces a toolbox and tells her he’s here to fix her boiler. Afterward, she offers him food as thanks, but tells him that his actions were pushy.

The “compulsory” theme comes into play as Haru trains and, as with the previous episode titles/themes, this one is a figure skating term extrapolated to life in general. Haru thinks she’s above basic skating drills, but Su-in proves her point by having Haru weave in and out of cones. While the younger skater aces the drill, Haru’s cone course goes sadly off-track. Haru hangs her head as Su-in reminds her that this is her level, hence these compulsory exercises.

After running into the Taeyang Beer company executive (Manager Park) at the bar, Hwal seeks him out to aggressively push for the job managing their ad campaigns. Hwal calls Hae-yoon to talk it over, but Hae-yoon maintains that he’s not involved in their new solo venture.

Therefore Hae-yoon continues to work at the ad firm while Hyun-tae and Hwal set up shop at home, working on a presentation for Taeyang although they haven’t even gotten the account yet. But Manager Park likes their energy, and gives them the account.

In contrast to his friends’ excitement over their new account, Hae-yoon’s feeling bored and listless. Sang-hee tells him it’s because it’s unnatural for the three friends to not be working together.

Hae-yoon brings up the topic of their relationship, which has been bugging him ever since the appearance of Sang-hee’s sunbae. The last time he’d seen them drinking together, he had walked out in jealous irritation, which both he and Sang-hee recognized was immature of him. This time, he asks what she thinks of their relationship; Sang-hee answers that they shouldn’t date, because they’re totally wrong for each other.

This isn’t what Hae-yoon wants to hear, but I like that this drama lets this relationship play out realistically. By which I mean, relationships are treated as growing, changing entities, not Fateful Encounters That Are Meant To Be (or Cannot Be). Hae-yoon may like Sang-hee but he’s not going to cling to someone who doesn’t want him, and he accepts her decision, but clarifies that this means they won’t be sleeping together anymore.

Haru comes home to find her dogs being taken away — they’d been reported. She knows who’s responsible for this, and angrily confronts Hwal, calling him cold and mean: “What’s so bad about giving food to some hungry guys?” While Hwal has a point in sending the strays away, his own reaction suggests that he feels guilty after seeing how upset Haru is.

Miffed, Haru finds Hae-yoon a sympathetic listener to her gripes about her brother. Hwal, meanwhile, calls his friend a traitor for continuing to work at the firm and not joining their foray into independence. Figuring he could use some outside help, Hwal asks Sang-hee to do her best to convince Hae-yoon to join their new company, since she might have some influence that he doesn’t.

Poong-ho continues to try to get Haru’s attention, which is really cute because he is totally unsuccessful. Well, he’s successful in getting her attention — he marks up her training diagrams on the ice with goofy graffiti and swipes her skate blade covers — but not necessarily her admiration. He skates off with her blade covers playfully, while Haru, unamused, chases him and knocks him down on the ice in annoyance.

She continues to be the object of pranks at the rink, and has her skates stolen. She’s annoyed but not devastated because she takes it for a silly prank rather than a malicious theft. The younger girls all giggle at her predicament, and Haru is forced to use borrowed skates for the day. Su-in tells her that she ought to order new skates right away, since a skate’s fit is extremely important.

When Hwal drops by the skating rink that night, he encounters Su-in, who returns his discourtesy from before by walking right by him, ignoring his presence. But she turns back to see him, hoping for a positive reaction, deflating a bit when he asks, “Are you really not going back home?” He tells her that by staying here, she’s only making their relationship worse, and wants her to stop coaching Haru.

Su-in admits that he’s the reason she took on the job, and announces that she’s going to stay until he comes around to her. That angers him: “You’re determined to do it your way, no matter how I feel.”

Haru comes out of the shower to her (now-graffiti’d) locker, only to find that her clothes have been stolen. She wanders through the darkened hallways, calling out for anyone, asking for the young girls (whom she rightly assumes took her clothes) to return them.

She runs into Hwal, who lends her his clothing — and seeing how she’s barefoot, is forced to give her a piggyback ride. As she enjoys her ride, she muses that there’s power in the word “oppa,” which is what she calls him. (As the reluctant oppa, Hwal isn’t interested in hearing that and none-too-gently drops her to her feet.)

But contrary to Hwal’s outer gruffness, he shows a flash of his inner teddy bear, and it is SO HEARTWARMING. I think tears even came to my eyes as Hwal comes into Haru’s room that night while she’s sleeping to paint her feet and press their imprint on a piece of paper. (He’s getting her new boots! But instead of just offering, he’s going through this trouble to make it a surprise. Aww.)

In the morning, Haru sees her stained feet and wonders if she’s a sleepwalker, making Hwal smile. He gets a kick out of fake-scolding her for dirtying the floor with her footprints, amused at how perplexed she is.

Per Hwal’s request, Sang-hee attempts to persuade Hae-yoon to join his friends with their company, and puts up a sign on the front of Hwal’s house which reads “Bond Factory.” It’s the new name for their business, which she came up with. The guys are Bond (she decrees Hae-yoon the “7” in 007) and she’s the Bond Girl.

Hae-yoon heads off grumpily for work and Sang-hee wonders if her tactic failed, but Hwal tells her she did the trick.

I doubt her action alone would have convinced Hae-yoon, but it does push him over the edge onto their side. That day at work, Hae-yoon looks over his friends’ presentation prep work for the Taeyang Beer campaign and sighs in worry. He tells his junior colleague that their firm would do fine without him, but he feels uneasy about how his friends will fare alone.

It’s a valid concern, since at that moment Hwal is explaining their work to Manager Park, who asks a skeptical question. Hwal tries to come up with a convincing answer, which is when Hae-yoon swoops in and joins the group, smoothly taking over and giving a good answer. Bond Factory complete!

Assuming that her missing skates are another of Poong-ho’s pranks, Haru confronts him, knocking him over and yelling at him to return them. He doesn’t know what’s going on and seems genuinely confused. He does notice, though, that the ever-present group of giggly little girls gets particular enjoyment out of Haru’s aggravation.

So, he takes it upon himself to punish the true wrongdoers, and makes the girls do duck-walk laps in contrition. He makes sure to get Haru’s attention when she exits from practice after a very good day — Su-in has given her replacement skates as a gift and agreed to let her advance from compulsory exercises to jumps.

What’s particularly adorable about Poong-ho is how important it is for her to understand he’s not the bad guy. (Other people might be angry at being wrongly accused, but Poong-ho is more worried she’ll hate him.) At his prodding, the girls admit that they took her skates. (He watches with smug satisfaction.)

Haru makes the girls apologize by saying, loudly, “I’m sorry, unni!” then lets them off the hook. After they scamper off, Poong-ho turns to her expectantly, wanting the same sort of apology. She mumbles “I’m sorry,” but when he demands a more satisfactory apology, she shouts loudly, “I’m sorry, oppa!”

His reaction to that is just about the cutest thing ever, as we are shown proof that yes, there is indeed power in the word “oppa.” All of a sudden his cockiness transforms into bashful giddiness, and he makes her repeat it. (Poong-ho: “What did you say after ‘I’m sorry’?” Haru: “Oppa?”)

Unable to contain his glee, Poong-ho gets swept up in his excitement: He distracts her for a moment, then grabs her into his arms and plants a big kiss on her lips, exclaiming, “Oh, you cute thing!” Haru shrieks while Poong-ho rains a bunch of kisses on her face like an overexcited puppy. OMG SO CUTE.

Even more cuteness awaits as Haru walks home, a little dazed. She finds Hwal talking to his car, but when he sees her, he hurriedly directs her into the house. When she’s safely inside, he peers inside to check on the puppy Wal, recovered from the pound.

Led by Hwal, Bond Factory gives their presentation, which they feel very positive about. That night, they await the news together at Sang-hee’s bar. The preliminary call comes from Manager Park informing them that while they still have to wait for the final result, he feels they did an excellent job and hit a home run.

Now that they’ve got a reason to feel hopeful, Hwal and Hyun-tae decide to head out, and leave the bar without explanation.

Hyun-tae arrives at Su-in’s door to share the celebratory moment with her. She still finds him overly pushy, although it doesn’t seem like she dislikes him — he’s just moving really fast — and protests. When he faces her, she nervously claps her hand over her mouth as though to ward off a kiss, and he laughs, planting a kiss on her forehead instead.

Hyun-tae pulls her hands from her face, and starts to move in for a real kiss, and Su-in head-butts him — and suddenly, Hwal is there, punching Su-in’s accoster and sending him sprawling to the ground.

I think Hyun-tae totally jumped the gun and came on way too strong even when seeing things from his point of view, so it’s no surprise that it looks even worse to an outsider. Hwal only sees that there’s a man trying to move in on a struggling female and reacts instinctively. It’s only after Hyun-tae falls to the ground that he recognizes him. He looks at Su-in, who stares back in shock.

Now reading the situation, Hwal turns and walks away without a word, leaving Hyun-tae calling after him in puzzlement.

Su-in doesn’t know how to react to Hyun-tae’s question, “Do you know what just happened?” She shoves Hyun-tae onto the porch and closes the door on him, leaving him utterly confused.

As the episode wraps, Haru’s narration brings us back to the theme of “compulsory,” and how a person might feel a sense of being trapped on a day when things seem to be spinning out of control. If you decided to put your name and reputation on the line, would things feel more bearable?

Haru finds the puppy in her room, and chases it happily through the house into Hwal’s room, where she sees a box on the floor. In it are her footprints and a brand-new set of skates. Realizing they fit her, she singsongs, “My brother bought me skates!” as she dances through the house, clutching them to her in happiness.

 
COMMENTS

When Triple was first announced, I remember feeling dubious over the casting of Min Hyo-rin, who was until that point merely a B-list (or C-list?) pop singer who hadn’t gained much traction, was promoted more via gimmicks than music, and had earned recognition mostly for her “luxury nose.” Well, I think she may have had an inauspicious start to her singing career, but she is really very cute in this drama, and (in my opinion) rather likable, even lovable. I like that her acting style comes across as unselfconscious and fairly natural, so maybe this is really the career she ought to be pursuing.

She also has good chemistry with each lead, and it’s fun to see the different dynamics between each of them. For instance, Hwal sees her as a constant annoyance, an uncontainable whirlwind crashing through his pleasant life. She gets the most sympathy from Hae-yoon (despite her constant interruptions into his bathroom time), and seems to view Hyun-tae as an irresponsible kid (which he sorta is). This is standard stuff — a rambunctious youngster turns the lives of adults upside-down and teaches them Important Things about themselves — but it’s always the execution that makes or breaks these kinds of stories. And so far, I really like the execution of this drama.

I’m not sure exactly what it is, but there’s something very pleasant about Triple. I’m not sure if it’ll incorporate anything more challenging or insightful — then again, I felt the same way at Episode 3 of Coffee Prince and that drama went on to exceed my expectations — but even if it didn’t, it would still be an enjoyable watch. It’s not simply a matter of being upbeat or cheery, because there’s an undercurrent of introspection running through. Andi t’s not just because the people are good-looking and funny, although that helps. I think it’s that Triple lets its characters breathe, and that’s a refreshing change — which is something that a drama can’t achieve without a certain measure of confidence in itself.

 
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37 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. sue

    i never heard of minhyorin prior to watching this show, but i agree, she is so cute!

    and so is poongho :D:D:D

  2. ripgal

    Thanx for the recap beans!! ^^

    I’m glad Haru/MHR’s growing on you. I like her a lot too. You know, I was also one of the many ppl who doubted the casting of MHR when the drama was announced, but I’m glad she’s proven me and some of us wrong with her natural and not so OTT cute acting, if you get what I mean. You likened her portrayal of Haru to LDH’s Yoo Rin in My Girl before, but I think MHR does it better? Or at least not so OTT in my opinion..

    And oh, I’m one of the very few who didn’t go crazy over Coffee Prince. But I’m certainly taking a very fond liking to Triple. Maybe the Lee Jung Jae factor counts? hmmm…

  3. Ladymoonstone

    Thanks for the recap. I truly enjoyed reading them and am beginning to love each characters…

  4. mookie

    @ ripgal, I’m on your boat, I enjoyed first couple eps of CP, but then there’s just not enough meat in the story…the whole dunnoshe’saboy thing was tedious and way too far-fetched after couple eps.

    Triple though has much more dynamics going on, the characters are more complex and at least for now, I’m still very entertained and we’re still not exactly sure where these characters will grow into during the course of the ride.

  5. hjkomo

    Thanks for the recap! :D

    The puppies were adorable, and I think MHR is doing well as Haru.

    And as adorable as YKS is….LJJ is lurve! :D
    Are Su In and Hyun Tae really supposed to have a reciprocal romance? ’cause at this point, I’m rooting for Hwal all the way. *swoons*

    Poong Ho is adorable as well.
    Who else was instantly reminded of the O-P-W when Haru called him Oppa? *raises hand*

    Okay, Triple is just all sorts of ADORABLE….even Hae Yoon sitting on the toilet. :P

  6. deeta

    The one thing I do feel disappointed is Lee Hana. Her character is not exactly likable, and I don’t particularly sympathize with her either at this point. I love Lee Hana a lot and she pulls off Suin beautifully, but I just wish her character is more lightly good natured and lovable instead of forlorn and serious. But I guess since she did funny in When Spring Comes and Merry and Daegu, Suin is a fresher role for her.

    I gotta say tho, I’m dreading the faux incest turn of this drama. Please please please don’t let Haru like her brother and vice versa..

  7. maewee

    i really enjoy your recaps javabeans !

    This drama made me sign up for megaupload premium !!!
    Cause I just cannot bother to wait downloading it any other way..hahaha.

    i just cannot wait for the next episode…

  8. sue

    @deeta that’s what i’m kinda ehhhhhhhhh about too. coffee prince was faux homosexuality, now faux incest?

  9. djes

    Who else was instantly reminded of the O-P-W when Haru called him Oppa? *raises hand*

    I tried 10 minutes watching it without sub and stopped it, but I think I should retry it again tonight…and start download ep.2-3 too!

    thank you, Javabeans. It already sounds cute just from reading your recaps!

  10. 10 hum hum.

    -___-;;

    i can`t read the recaps until i can watch the shows with subs.
    strange habit of mine, i need to have both the recaps and the show to enjoy it hehe…

    does anyone know where i can watch this with eng. subs?

  11. 11 cosmopolite

    I kept screaming cuuuuuuuute during this episode. My god. hahah.

  12. 12 Sunshine

    Korean drama is always – the plot – a sweet lovable next door girl

    and the sub plot a very nasty girl.

    there is no two adorable girls in korean dramas.

    So Lee Hana is taking the supportive role and that is how she will deliver it.

    Something like three dads and one mom !!!

  13. 13 penny

    thanks for the recaps..like you i am enjoying this drama as well..it has an easy going vibe going on in the drama and i find it so easy to watch and all the characters are likable…like most of you i didn’t know who MHR is until this drama aired..i thought i would dislike her character but so far her character is really likable and she acts like her age, in the drama…can’t wait for ep 4

    does anyone else find LJJ oh so very sexy in this drama?? i’ve never watched his body of work before but he does comedy nicely

  14. 14 penny

    thanks for the recaps..like you i am enjoying this drama as well..it has an easy going vibe going on in the drama and i find it so easy to watch and all the characters are likable…like most of you i didn’t know who MHR is until this drama aired..i thought i would dislike her character but so far her character is really likable and she acts like her age, in the drama…can’t wait for ep 4

    does anyone else find LJJ oh so very sexy in this drama?? i’ve never watched his body of work before but he does comedy nicely
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  15. 15 Jane

    first of all, thanks Javabeans for the always incredible summaries.

    Hjkomo–

    me too. althought I haven’t watched a single episode…I am still rooting for Su In and Hwal….

    Deeta and Sue…

    haha…now faux incest…my sentiments exactly….I don’t think that I can stand watching this if haru really falls for Hwal and vice versa.

  16. 16 anna

    I don’t know how I feel about SI and HT. It’d be nice if they end up together so that SI and Hwal can finally move on. I hate it when the relationship just keeps lingering; either you move on or you get back together! I know it’s not that easy, but that would be nice. Then again, if they eventually get together, I’m not sure how Hwal will feel. On one hand, she’s his ex-wife (who he still has feelings for) and the on the other is one of his best friends. Bros before hos kinda thing I guess.

  17. 17 bbm

    All Hail the ‘OPPA’ power!!!
    thanks JB, this recap looked very cute…

  18. 18 bspanda

    Haven’t watched it yet – but as always reading JB recaps makes it seem like I have. Too early to decide which one of the Triple men I’ll take, so I’ll have them ALL. Problem solved :P

    hjmoko
    “Who else was instantly reminded of the O-P-W when Haru called him Oppa? ”

    Yep! A moment that illustrates the power of the ‘Oppa’ ????!!!! I am dying to see THAT.

  19. 19 lot2x

    Thanks JB for the recap : I haven’t seen it yet but i’m contented reading with your summary in ep 3 .first of all i loved all the cast of triple ,they seems that they have so much fun. I’m more excited in the next episode . YKS so cute in this drama ….

  20. 20 questions846

    I really don’t want another CP mania summer so I’m trying really hard to not watch this drama but its screaming at me now. That lead in pic – IS SO CUTE!

    must not watch until all eps have aired and all subs are complete..will resist mania….

  21. 21 xiaoSxin

    where can i watch this drama??!! is it subbed already?? i am going nuts over the wonderful recaps of javabeans!!!!

  22. 22 LadyIgraine

    You can’t watch “Triple” at Viikii.com. Most of them are not subbed yet, but the first 3 episodes are already up.

  23. 23 yumi-chan

    I am falling in love with this drama more and more each and everyday!
    The Poong Ho & Su-in love line has me drawn in badly somehwat like Han Gyul and Eun Chan. PD Lee never FAILS!
    Javabeans are you planning to sub or no?

  24. 24 Iranian Espresso

    Thank you dear javabeans.
    I agree with you about Min Hyo-rin and the drama atmosphere (it’s similarities with Coffee Prince).
    Thank You again.

  25. 25 Biscuit

    So cute!
    How Hwal treats Haru is too cute – he isn’t even related to her nor does he see her as his sister (or so he claims) but he’s still nice to her in a loving big bro way.

    Scenes with Poong-ho is adorable as well.I love all these little relationships!
    By the end of each episode, even just by reading recaps, I feel all giggly inside.

  26. 26 din

    this picture of “Ji Poong-ho”

    http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm96/javabeans122/drama/2009/triple/triple3-192.jpg

    .. reminds me of one of the many cute expressions of gong yoo :p hehe.

  27. 27 bluelily

    @ din: i see what you mean.

    min hyo rin is a good singer. i think she should have been marketed better by her company. they did litle to promote her albums and singles. hoping that through this drama people will get to know her for more than her “luxury nose.”

  28. 28 LadyIgraine

    The drama is awesome and has a fresh story line. I just hope that viewers would actually tune in to watch it.

  29. 29 jippo

    May I ask what that bit regarding the number of advert firms bidding for the campaign being reduced (to four?)?

  30. 30 doris p NgPinas

    hmm….I don’t think I would love the pairing of Lee Jung Jae to Min Hyo Rin because Lee Jung Jae really looks like an ‘oppa’ to Min Hyo Rin and the age difference seems obvious between them, with Go Ara and Yoon Kye Sang the age difference can’t be noticed coz YKS looks younger than his age so I kinda dig their pairing in Who Are You….I’m not saying that Lee Jung Jae looks ‘older’ than his age, it just that LJJ really looks like 36, dunno maybe coz he is an experienced actor? and Min Hyo Rin looks younger than her age, she doesn’t look like 23, I thought she’s in her teens, thus I feel that their age gap is really that big……but since I have yet to watch this and only seeing them thru screen recaps, am hoping that maybe in video the age diff will not look that much and maybe the chemistry will be there….in any case, will still watch this coz I love the 3 guys in this show…..

  31. 31 lot2x

    yah!! i agree with you doris and it really seems there is a deviation of their age
    when you look at them he looks like the oppa! of min hyo rin but we don’t know but i still continuing to watch this adorable drama romance that in the end who’s the 3 guys with haru, sang hee ,& su in . One thing that i like are both sang hee and hye yoon,i love their romance . I think hwal’s feeling for su in still the same coz he always reminiscing the moments & happening that they are together .

    THANKS JB FOR THE RECAP AND I STILL ACCOMPANY YOU IN YOUR
    WEBSITE !!! LOVE IT!!!

  32. 32 jelly

    I love the soundtract and the classic song !!!
    adorable YKS …SO CUTE
    MIN HYO RIN ,and pooyong kinda cute romance!!!
    sang hee & hye yoon perfect couple !!
    i think SI & HWAL they are perfect for each other coz of their age!!

  33. 33 mookie

    I have to admit I didn’t pay full attention watching ep3, may I ask what trigger Hwal to visit SI in the middle of the night?! Because the meeting was successful and he’s in much better mood?! Or seeing those lovebirds displaying sweet pda?! He reminisced how he’s pursued her and smiled, I’m a bit lost y he’ll suddenly think of such a sweet stage of their relationship. And is it only because he thought a guy was assaulting a female, that’s y he overreact and hit?! or because it’s SI?!

    I’m a bit bothered by all the manhandling on unwilling females. It’s cute, but if I’m Haru, I’ll be peeved. I’m a bit annoyed at how overtly confident/ clueless Hyun-Tae was, after almost forcing kisses on SI, got hit , he still dares to ask SI what’s that about. SI should’ve been the one asking.

  34. 34 Anonymous

    I don’t think that the writers will pair Min Hyo Rin with Lee Jung Jae. Their relationship seems purely familial. I suspect that part of the main conflict that will be developed is that Hwal has obviously been hurt by love (sounds cliche, but it seems to fit the bill). First the accident caused him to lose his faimly, which we can see how much it devistated him in his resentment of Haru during the first episode. Then we learned about his relationship with Su-in, which also left him extremely hurt and angry. You can see that Haru is slowly putting a dent in his cold exterior shell, filling the hole left by the death of his father. What remains to be seen is how the writers will come to terms with his broken heart.

    While it’s still early, it seems as if Haru’s achievement of her dreams paraIlels the lives of her housemates, showing that this drama is not a shallow romance or comedy, but really about the process of achieving one’s dreams whether it be by fulfilling one’s personal or emotional needs or by good old fashioned perseverance. I look forward to seeing how the main plotline will develop.

  35. 35 funniebones

    Addicted to this drama already!

    Thanks for the recaps, they certainly help with filling in the unsubbed gaps!

  36. 36 jadeacl

    Hey Sarah

    I’m curious – how do you think the drama would have fared thus far with Kang Ji Hwan “at the helm” instead of Lee Jung Jae?

    Maybe LJJ is doing his job too well that I’m finding it difficult to imagine KJH as the oppa and “spurned” husband.

  37. 37 ips

    Javabeans- Do you know the zitten song that played in the episode. I’m pretty sure it was zitten but i didn’t know he had more music out already. Please help me out.

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