Drama Recaps
The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry: Episodes 1-2
by | January 25, 2010 | 61 Comments

MBC’s new trendy drama The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry didn’t get off to a strong ratings start last week, and given that Chuno looks unlikely to falter, it may very well remain an underrated show. It’s too bad, because there’s a refreshing quality to the drama that I enjoyed; it’s halfway between Dal Ja’s Spring and My Sweet Seoul — less comical than the former, but less meandering than the latter.

Or, to make another comparison, it’s like a Sex and the City but without the sex; maybe more like a Dating and the City. It also reminds me of the risque cable drama Romance Hunter, although again, not as frank about the sex. I’ve never been a Sex and the City fan (too annoying), but these characters share similarity with the leads, minus a Samantha and more (in my opinion) likable.

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CHARACTERS

Park Jin-hee plays LEE SHIN-YOUNG, a 34-year-old television reporter whose love life has faltered in large part due to her career ambitions. She’d once been engaged to a longtime boyfriend, but she wanted to go to America for additional experience and the boyfriend was unwilling to wait. Her co-workers talk as though they’d given up on her being able to snag a husband, given her age.

We’re also supposed to suspend our disbelief a bit regarding her appearance; Park Jin-hee is a seriously gorgeous woman, but most people in this drama don’t see Shin-young as pretty (unless she’s decked out in nice clothes). It’s not that she’s supposed to be ugly or unfashionable, but she’s a normal woman who doesn’t put a lot of care into her everyday appearance.

Her best friend is the opposite — KIM BU-KI (Wang Bit-na) is sophisticated and elegant; as a successful restaurant consultant, she makes good money and dresses herself in fashionable high-end brands. Shin-young and Bu-ki have been friends for the past decade; they met when they were just starting out in their careers and have been friends ever since. Bu-ki is the no-nonsense, cynical one of the friends; the “Miranda,” if we’re playing up the Sex and the City comparison.

JUNG DA-JUNG (Eom Ji-won) is a top interpreter who is so good at her job that she herself is famous (in her circles). Her intelligence and quick wit is said to have defused more than one tense political situation, and on the outside, she’s poised and professional. On the inside, though, she’s hilariously NOT. Da-jung and Shin-young were high school classmates but hadn’t kept in touch; they reconnect in Episode 1 at an alumni function. Da-jung has a very cute naivete regarding relationships, which makes her this trio’s “Charlotte.”

HA MIN-JAE (Kim Bum) is a university student studying music who tends to attract women’s admiring gazes wherever he goes. Despite his relative youth, he seems older than his age and walks with a cool, I-could-care-less air that adds to his charisma.

Min-jae is close with NA BAN-SEOK (Choi Chul-ho), a doctor of Oriental medicine. Min-jae calls Ban-seok “hyung” but they’re not related, and we don’t know what their exact relationship is, but it’s similar enough to a real brotherly dynamic. However, in matters of romance Min-jae’s got more success and experience, so he advises Ban-seok on how to get along with women. Ban-seok is pretty successful in his career and good-looking, but he has no confidence with women so his dates tend to fizzle into awkwardness.

 
EPISODES 1-2

We start out at a romantic dinner, where Shin-young’s boyfriend has set a romantic tableau for a special night: taking out a jewelry box, he presents her with a diamond ring and proposes. Although they’ve only been dating for three months, he tells her that he felt an immediate connection with her, and felt that he was meant to meet her.

Shin-young is very happy to accept, and apologizes that she has to follow their date by returning to work. But he understands, and says that her dedication to her work is very attractive. So with a kiss and a smile, he drops her off at the office following dinner.

At the office, Shin-young shows off her rock to her co-workers, who congratulate her. They’d thought she was going to be a spinster, but how lucky that she snagged such a great guy at her age!

Shin-young heads out with her cameraman to cover a local fire, and gets to work interviewing bystanders. As emergency crews pull up to handle the burning motel building, a woman’s voice yells for help from a window; there’s a couple still in a room. When Shin-young looks up, her eyes widen in shock: In the motel room with another half-dressed woman is her very own fiance!

In contrast to his smooth, romantic persona earlier, now we see him as a coward and a wimp as he and his bedmate jump out safety onto the emergency mat. When Shin-young puts the mike to his face and asks for his account, he’s happy to have some camera time… until he recognizes the reporter.

(I love that the fiance is Jo Han-seon, who plays a total cad here but was Park Jin-hee’s honey in the romantic comedy film Sweet Lies.)

Not only does this suck, Shin-young can’t fathom why he would propose to her that night — with a high-quality diamond — if he was going to head to a motel later with another woman. No matter which way she looks at it, she can’t figure out an explanation. Bu-ki tells her wryly that the question he’s probably agonizing over is why she had to show up at that particular motel on that particular night.

Shin-young’s curiosity won’t let her rest until she hears from him, so she heads over to the ex-fiance’s place to demand her answer.

Bu-ki is not a fan of this plan, but Shin-young is prevented from launching into her public diatribe because someone else beats her to the punch. Another woman throws something at a window, shattering it, and screams out for her ex’s name, demanding to know why he dumped her. At least she’s directing her tirade at a different man, but she’s sorta stolen Shin-young’s thunder, so Bu-ki says dryly, “You’ll have to do yours after she leaves.”

Suddenly, the other woman is doused with water; a disgruntled ajumma has leaned out with a pail of water, angrily saying that the guy has already moved out.

Therefore Shin-young doesn’t go through her rash impulse, and returns home instead, where she finds a wedding invitation that spins her into a flashback. The invitation is from her ex, YOON SANG-WOO (Lee Pil-mo), whom she had dated for five years. However, he had been ready to settle down and marry, while she was still building her career and wanted to go to America for two years. She had given up the program to marry Sang-woo, but he had sensed her lack of enthusiasm about the marriage and broken it off.

For the two years that she was in the U.S., Shin-young had continued to write him and tell him she loved him. Upon her return, she had sought him out, but he had moved on and left with cool words.

What’s even more infuriating is that at work the next day, she has an unexpected visitor — it’s her ex-fiance’s new girlfriend. The young brat is pretty snotty to Shin-young and claims that the guy likes her better, and that he’d said he found Shin-young burdensome. Then she has the nerve to ask for the ring back.

While out on assignment to cover a political event, Shin-young takes note of one of the interpreters, finding her oddly familiar. It isn’t until later that she connects the dots and recognizes her as the woman who’d been screaming at her ex outside the apartment.

She doesn’t realize until later, however, that they have another connection: They’re both alumnae from the same high school. Jung Da-jung approaches Shin-young and talks to her familiarly; Shin-young doesn’t recognize her from school, but is told that they had had a class together.

To catch up, they go for a friendly drink following the high school function. When Shin-young mentions recognizing Da-jung from the apartment incident, Da-jung is embarrassed, and starts drinking shots.

Da-jung suddenly clutches herself in pain, and insists that Shin-young take her to the emergency room. Shin-young does, and only when they’re there does she realize that Da-jung is trying to force a meeting with her ex, who is a doctor here.

Mortified at this prospect, Shin-young urges Da-jung not to do this, and when the latter ignores her, Shin-young grabs the bed and wheels her away. LOL.

The ladies convene at Shin-young’s apartment to discuss the matter. Da-jung is too nervous to call her ex herself, so the other two take the matter into their hands. Shin-young speaks with the ex on the phone, introducing herself as a friend who would like to ask him a question on Da-jung’s behalf.

At the hospital, the other two friends watch and wait as Shin-young meets the doctor. When she comes back, she has to break the news gently: although they’d been happily dating for a while, one day when he was sick and Da-jung brought him food, he’d suddenly felt overwhelmed with a burdened feeling. He’d stopped returning her calls hoping she’d get the message, but she didn’t. Bu-ki tells her sensibly that a man who would break up for that reason was bound to break up with her eventually, so she should count herself lucky.

After some more drinking at Shin-young’s place, a drunk Da-jung stumbles out to go home, insisting she’s fine. Yet sometime later, she calls Shin-young in a panic, and when Shin-young finds her, Da-jung is stuck face-down in wet cement. HAHA. She had thought she was home and had lain on the ground thinking it was her bed, then found herself stuck.

With no other way out, Shin-young cuts Da-jung’s hair and helps her hobble away.

The next day, Shin-young heads to a university campus to shoot some footage, after which she has an interview scheduled elsewhere. But they can’t film because an electric guitar is playing loudly inside the building, and Shin-young heads inside to ask the player to give her ten minutes of quiet.

Only, when she arrives in the practice room, the student at the guitar (Min-jae) gives her a dismissive eye and ignores her request to be quiet. She tries to make the request politely, but his attitude gets on her nerves and she’s running out of time.

So she heads back outside, grabs some wire cutters, and cuts the cord on his amp. Naturally this does not make Min-jae happy, and he chases her outside, where a friendly bystander points him in the direction of the running woman.

He doesn’t know that the helpful bystander is her cameraman, and with Min-jae out of their hair, they continue with the report.

Shin-young meets with a few more hiccups, first when her car is burgled and her bag stolen. It contains all her work on her current stories, and also the engagement ring she was going to return to her ex.

Then, she’s reassigned to a different team at the broadcast station. Her boss has put her in the planning department and tells her to throw together some ideas for a nice program on society, culture, and economics. This does not make her happy, since she had long wanted to be on a different beat, but the boss sticks to his decree.

Then, her ex-boyfriend Sang-woo has the nerve to ask for a meeting while she’s at work. She’s been daydreaming of a reunion with him, so she primps before she goes out — only to be presented with a wedding invitation. He wanted to be sure she would come to the ceremony, which is something she has no great desire to do. When he presses her to promise, she loses her temper and grabs a prop sword from a nearby actor — dressed in full sageuk gear — and wields it angrily. He runs.

We get to know Min-jae and Ban-seok a little better when the latter treats Min-jae’s ankle (twisted in his pursuit of the crazy cord-cutting reporter lady). Ban-seok’s last date didn’t go so well, despite Min-jae’s advice on how to act. Ban-seok doesn’t want to meet a woman who only picks her men based on a checklist of wants; he seems to have a more idealized view of romance which no doubt has hindered his dating life. (Min-jae has no such trouble.)

The three friends go out for dinner together, and Da-jung now sports a new haircut and new attitude. She has decided she will marry this year, and when she cites the qualities in her type of man, it’s pretty demanding — good job, brains, family, money, looks.

Shin-young says that those kind of men are all looking for younger women, and Bu-ki cautions, “If you live that naively, you’ll get hurt.” But Da-jung’s sunny optimism is undaunted by Bu-ki’s cynicism. Shin-young, on the other hand, has decided she won’t marry at all.

When they head out to Bu-ki’s car, they find an epithet written on the snow-covered hood: “AWFUL BITCH.” Bu-ki just wipes it off casually, admitting that she has an idea who did it but not explaining.

She also has a few things to take care of but she had offered Da-jung a tour of her place, so she sends her friends along to her fancy apartment.

Da-jung needs a new place to stay (rumors have spread about her embarrassing scene), and Bu-ki offers to let her move in with her. She certainly has the space. Da-jung looks around the lavish apartment, marveling at her sense of taste and style, as well as proof of her professional success.

She hadn’t always been this way, however, Shin-young explains. Bu-ki had previously been a doting girlfriend to the man she dated for ten years, since her first year at university. She had done everything he wanted and never deviated from his wishes, but that meant she always found herself doing the dishes at his mother’s house. Year in, year out, the only memories of her twenties are of doing the dishes. Finally, she couldn’t take it and broke up with him when she was thirty, and now she has reinvented herself into a completely different, self-sufficient career woman. According to Bu-ki, breaking up may seem horrible and frightening at first, but later on you realize it was nothing.

This is a bit of a random encounter, but it speaks to the drama’s quirky tone: Shin-young is set up by a co-worker with a man she had once interviewed a few years ago, Jerry Oh. He had remembered her and asked for her number, so they go out to dinner together. When he sees that she enjoys wine, he invites her over to sample some bottles he’d brought from Napa.

The date is going along fine, until he makes an odd request. It’s simple enough, so Shin-young complies: She hides behind a curtain, then pops out to say “Peekaboo.” This excites Jerry, and he then asks her to put on a bathrobe and do it again, which creeps her out. She resists, so he pleads with growing urgency, resorting to baby-speak. Thoroughly skeeved out, Shin-young leaves him blubbering for more Peekaboo. (It’s so bizarre that it’s hilarious.)

She also fills in for her sunbae by teaching a university class on reporting, albeit reluctantly. Things are going fine until she comes face to face with a late student: Min-jae. Both are surprised, but Min-jae takes pleasure in needling her and being a smartass. She does apologize for cutting his guitar cord, though she points out that he wasn’t very civil, either.

She asks him to drop the class, and he answers that he will, but only after he does the homework she has assigned, which is to come up with a story idea. Min-jae relates an odd occurrence he’d encountered with a man selling obviously stolen electronics to students. This idea piques her interest, because her own bag was stolen and there has been a rash of burglaries in the area.

Working together, she poses as a student, whom Min-jae introduces to the thief as a friend who is in the market for a new camera. (Hence the purposely youthful clothing.) The scene is pretty fun, because Min-jae has to treat her as a fellow student for their cover to work, but he also enjoys purposely talking down to her (in a way that he can’t speak to her in normal circumstances because she’s older). In front of the thief, they talk to each other as though they’re longtime buddies, and it’s very cute.

Once she’s in the man’s storeroom of stolen goods, she looks around for her stolen ring, and finds it in a tray of jewelry just as the police raid the place. (She has a friend on the force, so they’re in no trouble.)

A few days later, Shin-young is doing research at the university library, trying to find possible new ideas for her program, when Min-jae comes upon her. This time, their exchange is friendlier than in the past. He comments that a different person gave the report of the crime bust (which shows that he’d been looking out for her broadcast), half-teasing that she must be bad at her job. She answers that it wasn’t her beat.

When she asks him to help with her books, he says no with a smile and pretends to leave. Shin-young grimaces, but he catches up to her and takes the books anyway.

As they part ways, he suggests, “Next Friday, I have a performance. Want to come?” She answers, “I don’t have time,” and he returns, “It was just empty talk” as though he didn’t mean for her to take the invitation anyway. Min-jae doesn’t seem greatly disappointed but the invitation does seem sincere, since his parting words, uttered oh-so-casually, are, “You should dress like the other day. You looked pretty.”

Shin-young dives into work over the next few days, while Da-jung moves in with her — she had turned down Bu-ki’s offer, preferring to room with her old schoolmate.

Shin-young works so hard for a full week that when she wakes up at her desk the day she has to shoot her program, she makes a horrifying discovery: she can’t talk. Her jaw has stiffened — and at a skewed angle — and she can’t open her mouth.

She’s insistent that she’ll do the interview, but it’s obvious that she can’t. So her sunbae offers to do it instead (she protests, but he’s happy to score a plum job) and rushes off to take over her interview.

Shin-young cries furious tears at home, only managing to grunt unintelligible words. Da-jung — ever the interpreter — listens closely and is able to guess correctly what Shin-young is moaning (“What did I do wrong? However long I wait, a good man doesn’t show up, which is why I gave up on marriage and said I’d work on my career”).

In a hilarious bit, Da-jung keeps interpreting Shin-young’s grunts, but goes off-track and starts talking about her own grievances instead. And amidst all the bickering, Shin-young’s jaw twists even more.

 
COMMENTS

This is a breezy, refreshing drama whose conventional story is livened up with its tone. It’s a drama that’s not really that exciting on paper, but the execution — characters, dialogue — is what makes it appealing and watchable. For instance, here’s the opening, to give you a sense of the spirit of the series:

Frothy, yes, although it’s not so light that it has no weight at all. It has a few nice moments of introspection that remind me of the voiceovers in Dal Ja’s Spring and My Sweet Seoul. For instance, when Shin-young finds Da-jung sprawled in concrete and cuts her loose, the comical tone is given a moment of depth as her voice narrates:

“The women who love themselves and have headed toward their dreams all this while — what are they doing now? They may have grown tired by now or jaded, and forgotten that their lives are valuable. If I don’t love myself, who will take my side? I have to clench my teeth and love myself. I think of today’s sun. I’m here at a new morning, wanting to believe that I’m a better woman than I thought I was.”

(Concession: It’s a trite sentiment, but one that’s delivered nicely nonetheless.)

Like I said, the friendships remind me of Sex and the City, which is compounded by the fact that the trio often sit around a dinner table to discuss their lives. But I don’t think it’s a bad thing; the conversations are fresh and fun, and the actresses bring little quirks to these personalities. My particular favorite is Da-jung, who is shameless and naive and idealistic and materialistic, but wrapped up in a bright, sunny bow.

Yeah, it’s a little irritating that 34 is considered so old, but it’s a pretty accurate assessment of what it’s like for real Korean women, so I can’t gripe too much. These women aren’t miserable about being 34; they just face the fact that being 34 presents them with certain challenges in the dating realm.

As for the chemistry between Park Jin-hee and Kim Bum — I was hesitant about whether it would work, but I’m finding that it does. Kim Bum actually seems older than his age, for once, which is not something I could say of his previous roles. (In fact, I found his Boys Before Flowers portrayal of a playboy amusing because it was like he was playing grown-up.) He looks a little older, but more importantly, he carries himself older. Their flirting is only in its incipient stages right now, but it’s very cute.

I’d say there are some flaws so this series isn’t an immediate home run, but I found it a nice surprise. The acting is solid and the women have a believable rapport. Aside from Kim Bum, we haven’t really seen how the other men will figure in, but the three friends are enough to keep me tuning in another week.

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61 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. jacq

    I don’t know if I can get to tis drama but I’ll definitely keep it on my to-watch list.

  2. Molly

    Thanks for the recap. I like that there’s a lot of girl bonding, and it sounds like Kim Bum’s character is one of those outer-toughies, inner-softies. ;)

  3. robotmatsuri

    OMG I didn’t know that Jo Han-Sun was in this! ♥♥♥ I was planning on watching this series once subs were out, but I might have to watch it ASAP because of him. :D

    Thanks for the review!

  4. jandoe

    and i just left a comment in the previous entry about this series! already downloaded and most likely watching it this weekend (if my Physics assignment don’t kill me beforehand) but so glad to read the thumbs-up from you as a second-opinion :)

  5. Andromytta

    *fighting urge to read recap* Ha ha! Still waiting on subs for this, and can’t have any spoilers! Thanks for posting this! The pics are quite enjoyable to look at!

  6. langdon813

    I’m also waiting for subs, but I don’t mind spoilers a bit, because even with Kim Bum (who looks AMAZING, it has to be said), I was kind of on the fence about this drama. But my interest is definitely piqued now! Thanks JB!

  7. dee

    well 34 is old in some part of Asia if you’re single (and especially if you don’t have a bf or not in a relationship).

    So Jo Han Seon is just a guest here.
    thanks JB for the recap. it’s looks interesting, ala Sex and the City but more with Asian culture setting. I will watch this when the subs are available

  8. eclipse

    Haha JB I also thought of Sex and The City when i was watching this! And my favourite character of all three is Da Jung, she`s so hillariously funny, even when i don`t understand what`s her saying (i can`t access viikii because of the new policy and there`s no english subs around yet). This drama is something to look forward to every weeks!! Thanks JB for the recaps, and i`m also happy that you also like it!

  9. Kender

    Hrm, this looks cuter than I thought it would. Maybe I’ll give it a shot later, if I can work it into my schedule. It’s hard enough finding time to watch WUAS, and I love that show. :(

    Kim Bum looks darrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrling~ And I love PJH.. *intrigued*

  10. 10 pabo ceo reom

    Wow had no idea that was Jo Han-seon. Boo me.

  11. 11 Anonymous

    KIM BUM AND JIN HEE LOOK AMAZING TOGETHER…

    THEY ‘RE REALLY LOOK COMPATIBLE..SERIOUSLY..
    HE HAS A LOT OF CHARISMA BUT SHE’S CHARMING,TOO

    THEY OBVIOUSLY FLIRTING… AND I JUST LOVE WATCHING BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER..

  12. 12 djes

    Javabeans you’ve got me once again. I’m half sold now. Will try to download it tonight…I like Kim Bum, but Kim Bum with older woman, is that my own dream? :D
    thanks for the recaps!

  13. 13 mina

    javabeans i was wondering what is the song called at the beginning of the drama when they had dinner together. sorry this is kind of off topic. i really like the song and i don’t know who sing it.

  14. 14 maximillian

    i need my daily dose of JB and you have not disappointed.
    ill be waiting for the next episodes and decide from there. i think i got so hopeful with pasta and when it went pffft… so this time ill take it slow with TWWSWM.
    i like the 3 women and the age they represent…being 30something doesn’t spell D-E-A–T-H…
    i sure hope this drama will make it.
    yummy kim bum! way better-looking than before.
    thank you JB.

  15. 15 Lala

    hihi hun i am here to say thank you for these awesome recaps i have read them when i am unable to watch the episodes online i read your recaps and i feel that i have seen the episode so thank you :D

  16. 16 thekors

    thanks for recapping this! with Wish Upon A Star to watch, don’t think i’ll have the patience to tolerate my internet connection with streaming of another drama. but i know i’ll be enjoying the recap enough to make me watch the drama much later once they’re done with it.

    i wasn’t really into Kim Bum paired with an older character but as u said, at least from the caps the age gap isn’t really showing. and i guess 34 has to be considered old if Kim Bum is going to play an important role here as any older than that would be too cougar-ish.

    thanks Sarah!

  17. 17 cranky

    This sounds interesting, I think I should try this out. Wasn’t going to at first but this looks really appealing at the moment and I am not following anything else anyway.
    P.S I found Sex and the City overrated and annoying as well.

  18. 18 ernie

    Today is a happy happy day for me. I woke up to see City Hall finished, another Wish Upon a Star recap, and now this. :) I really hope you’ll continue recapping this drama! I completely rely on you for dramas bc since I don’t have time to watch them, I read about them. And I totally appreciate your effort- writing recaps probably isn’t easy. :) Thanks javabeans!

  19. 19 su-pah

    YAY! Jo Han Sun! His handsome face is the first face you see! Though I’m sad he only got a short guest/cameo role.
    I didn’t like the actress in the opening scenes, only when she’s in the company of her female friends she’s hilarious and endearing. I will be hooked on this.

    I never got into SATC, it’s just not my cup of tea, I’m a bit of an old school prude, and if love scenes do appear they should be done in a heartfelt way and non-sleazy way, kind of like the scene in ep 15 of World They Live In, aawww!
    I’m all about Eastern sensibilities, at least where they’re applied. Besides the cast here is much more prettier and don’t have to rely on the glam quotient for it to work with the audience. Kdrama heroines have always had my best interests at heart. Yay! Kdramas FTW!

  20. 20 Cara

    我也很喜欢韩剧
    金范很帅哇·~^_^
    I love bigbang,the songs are very nice.

  21. 21 Snikki

    Since this is MBC, there’s no way I can watch it now, so thank you JB! :)

    I totally agree with Bu Ki about breaking up; it’s so liberating, especially when you’re young and stuck in a rut.

  22. 22 samsooki

    JB,

    I am really waiting on what you and Dahee think about this – not necessarily about the drama details (which, if it keeps up like this, might be make for an excellent drama), but from an overall perspective of how this reflects upon the woman experience and living in Korea, which seems to inculcate an almost fantasy idea of marriage and family.

    One of the things I loved about Bad Family (Kim Myung Min, Nam Sang Mi) was the idea that real loving and nuturing family could be cobbled together despite not being related by blood or marriage, or despite not being your standard nuclear family, or by having everyone be of the same status/class). It was more than a little viral, in my opinion, for that reason.

    I wonder if this drama will go down the road in taking a stand with a progressive viewpoint or stay safe and dissolve into “mere” milk, honey and sugar, with a bit of spicy cinnamon. Either way, I won’t fault their choice – this looks really good.

  23. 23 yen_nguyen

    I do like Hwang Bit Na
    & Lee Pil Mo

  24. 24 rei~

    Oh man, i thought lee pilmo is gonna be the hero. I hope he’s not gonna be just one of those irritating secondary guy who gives the main couple trouble or something…that’ll be a complete waste of lee pil mo, and i so wish to see more of him after My too Perfect Sons.

    Keep the recaps coming, can’t get mbc where i am…sobs

  25. 25 prncssptri

    thanks for recapping this! i’m really curious to watch it now haha and wow, you’re recapping a lot of series now yes? THANKS again! ^^

  26. 26 A.

    I am actually totally loving this drama. I didn’t expect this drama to be what it was at all – in fact, I was planning on just sticking through the drama for Kim Bum. But I love where this drama is going – I love the quirky tone of things: not silly, but definitely not dark & sombre, and very funny, but in an almost intellectual sort of way. Also, I love the circle of three women – I’m loving the friendships, the bonding time. So much to like about this drama so far. I hope it doesn’t die halfway through…

  27. 27 shzei

    Shes not 34, shes 33 in america :D

  28. 28 Emeldy

    Its tempting, but sadly i can’t squeeze in any time for a new drama. I am totally addicted to WUTS. It takes so much of my time, watching it raw and watching it again with sub.

  29. 29 Sere

    Oh goodness gracious! Now I’m tempted to watch this as well. And when WUAS ends I’ll probably start Oh My Lady as well. Hahaha. OMG This is year seems so awesome. too bad I only have limited spare hours to watch kdramas.

  30. 30 miel102

    i like this drama. prob. bec. i can relate to it..lol!! seriously, i have to stay tune to this one..i think i will learn a lot from the 3 characters. anyways JB, thank you for recapping. i watched ep 1-2 with little subs. now, i finally understand the whole thing..heheheh..i will rewatch it again. thanks again!!

  31. 31 Atsirk

    I’m a fan of both Kim Bum and Park Jin-hee so…I’m a watch this :))

  32. 32 PILK

    Loved the clip, laughed to see SK-II sponsoring this! A 30-something may still be single, but lo, never wrinkled!

  33. 33 Sonam

    I loved it when Marge Simpson referred to Sex and the City as the show about four women acting like gay guys. I couldn’t relate to either and I was so glad to be vindicated by a character from one of my fav shows. it is so depressing the show and the film are so huge.

    I have a very good feeling about this drama tho’ I haven’t watched it yet and I am so glad to see recaps!

  34. 34 japsy

    thanks for the recap :) are you going to continue this drama?

  35. 35 :D

    kimbummm <3

  36. 36 asianromance

    thanks for the recap! this does sound like an interesting drama with some great funny moments. i think the friendship part is what draws me rather than the romance (though Kim Bum is great at looking older) I was never really a fan of SATC- mostly because of Carrie, the main character.

  37. 37 D

    @ 11..

    i totaly agree.. they’ve chemistry..

    PjH reminds me of someone but i couldnt point to a name..

  38. 38 Penn

    I just found time to watch the first two episode, and I quite like it. It was lively and funny. I hope they bring the “Peekaboo” guy back. He was pycho but he was hilarious!

  39. 39 AT

    Thank you Javabeans for this recap. I watched the show after reading your excellent recaps and i enjoyed the show very much.

    It is really funny!

  40. 40 august

    Totally loving this show even though i don’t understand a word.

    I decided to watch after someone mentioned it from your WUAS recaps and it is so hilarious.

    I stayed up till nearly 2am to watch all 4 eps its so funny. I’m glad yor doing the recaps so i can understand. i hope they bring out eng subs soon.

    Thanks JB

  41. 41 Kelela

    Saw these episodes and so far, so good. I think Kim Bum is very handsome in this.

    And I love the 3 ladies as friends. I sincerely hope we don’t get a terribly convoluted story line that pits friends against each other as I love female bonding shows. It is likely it might happen, each woman is strong in her own right.

  42. 42 müge

    I really liked that drama! it remembers me DalJa’s spring and I like the dramas related to age gap as it shows love has no boundaries. I don’t know what will be next but I hope KIM BUM and JIN HEE will be in love.
    they look really good and have good chemistry.
    OMG! will it be my new addiction? ^_^

  43. 43 charitee

    please tell me im not the only one who finds choi chul ho’s character hilarious in this. granted, i’ve only seen the first episode and like one or two scenes of him but it’s kind of refreshing to see choi chul ho portray something other than a playboy-esque/suave dude. i couldn’t stop laughing when he was on his blind date or whatever with that girl and he like used a lame joke/compliment/pick-up-line about being into brand names and then saying, “angel brand” and omg, the look on his face was absolutely priceless.

    i’m actually finding this drama to be a lot of fun especially the interactions between wang bit na, park jin hee and that third lady.

  44. 44 sarah

    where can i watch this ?

  45. 45 kim

    in the beginning of ep 1, the soundtrack is sooooo good.
    do you know what song it is ?????????? Im looking hardly on it :(( but cant find the name yet

  46. 46 daisytwenties

    correct me if im wrong but that man who liked to play peekaboo is lim chang-jung right?

    because he had his comeback not too long ago, whenever i see his performances all i can think is “kkakkoong byuntae”

    lol.

    other than that. loving this drama. loving kimbum. loving lead couple’s chemistry:D

  47. 47 Tippy

    WHAT is with all the fur in the outfits…bah!

    Besides that, am love, love, loving this drama and am appreciating the re-caps too!

    :)

  48. 48 elaineD

    i just watched the first two episodes today and they were absolutely DELIGHTFUL.

    it’s so fun, soooo quirky, so interestingly unique, and just …yea, again, delightful (:

    it’s not “OMG BEST DRAMA EVER,” but it’s more like, “OMG THIS COULD GET REALLY GOOD,” so im looking forward to that.

    <33333 it so far. give it a try guys (:

  49. 49 jess

    hi, i really like the beginning of ep1 where they was having dinner song, may i ask what song isit? thankyou!

  50. 50 sleeplessinwgtn

    In defence of SATC

    As an avid SATC fan, I feel I have to drop a line…

    SATC does have a lot of sexual scenes in it, but what drew me to the series is the friendship between these four ladies who are quite different in personalities but just love and care for each other. It’s their friendship, their personal development and the angst in their relationships with the opposite (and same) sex that kept me glued on. You need to have stuck with it to see the gem in the series.

    That time, I was also not hooked to the asian dramas (maybe they’re not yet available for viewing in the net) so they served to fill the gap for the weekly rom-com craving. If this is anything like DJS, then I’m an immediate convert. And there are three women, so even better.

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