Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 7
by | January 26, 2010 | 68 Comments

Best episode so far! It’s funny and adorable, with more character and plot development. I almost even found the Jung family scenes interesting (or, at least, not UN-interesting). All the characters are growing into their quirks, particularly the kids.


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Pal-gang comes home after making her subway speech, and finds Tae-kyu waiting for her outside. Her first thought is that he’s locked out or drunk, not that he’s concerned for her well-being since she’s out late. Granted, he does seem a little tipsy, but he’s mostly here to fuss over her.

He persists on calling her by her name, which is inappropriate since she is older and has told him repeatedly to call her noona. However, tonight she feels generous and offers to be friends, inviting him to continue using her name. However, Tae-kyu declines the offer — he doesn’t want to be a friend! “Marry me, Jin Pal-gang! I love you!”

He grabs her in a hug, and she kicks him in the shin. She talks to him like he’s a pesky brother, warning him to cut it out. When Tae-kyu persists in calling her his soulmate (adding, “If you marry me, you can stay at the house even after a month”), she concedes that it’s not an entirely awful idea, but she’s already foisting five kids on the family, so no, she won’t add to the burden.

Jun-ha watches the exchange from his car. I wouldn’t say he’s disturbed, but more like discomfited.

In the morning, Kang-ha awakens to find a lump huddled at the foot of his bed. It’s Pa-rang, who mumbles, “I have a sleepwalking disorder. Please be understanding.” Yawning, he goes right back to sleep.

The other Jin siblings have noted Pa-rang’s disappearance. Worrying, they check around the house and outdoors. Kang-ha informs them of Pa-rang’s whereabouts and requests that they remove the boy. Ju-hwang is used to disciplining his brother and prepares to give him a whooping, saying that he’s got to feel some anxiety in order to keep his subconscious self from wandering into Kang-ha’s room.

Ju-hwang chases his brother around the room, noting that in the past he had improved after a spanking. Pa-rang promises to do better without the beating, and hides behind a sympathetic Jun-ha, who steps in and takes Pa-rang’s side.

Jun-ha scoops up Pa-rang and heads outside, while Ju-hwang chases, intent on delivering his disciplining. Tae-kyu feels left out and stops them, challenging his uncle: “Why are you doing this to our kids? They’re friendlier with me! Why are you butting in?” He thinks they’re playing a game and takes over Jun-ha’s role. Haha.

It’s the weekend and Pal-gang has put together a breakfast of toast, which is easier on her. Jun-ha eyes his picky brother and starts to say that Kang-ha doesn’t eat this kind of breakfast, but surprisingly, Kang-ha (grudgingly) agrees to put up with it.

Pa-rang is the brother with the least grasp on common sense, so he talks right to Kang-ha, saying, “Ajusshi, No-rang noona says that the other ajusshi is handsome, and my younger sister says Tae-kyu hyung is more handsome. But I think you’re the best. Honestly, you’re like a Power Ranger! And you fight well, don’t you?” (Puahaha! Kang-ha is not exactly flattered at this comparison.)

The girls take advantage of this time to further their campaigns with the men: No-rang pesters Jun-ha to express how he feels about Pal-gang, while Cho-rok talks to Tae-kyu. When Tae-kyu calls Pal-gang his soulmate and confides that he proposed, Cho-rok is thrilled and congratulates her sister on her impending marriage. (Pal-gang dryly comments that Ju-hwang will have to knock some sense into Cho-rok as well.)

Jun-ha tries to avoid No-rang’s questioning politely by escaping the house, but she tags along and talks his ear off about her sister. Plus, doesn’t he know she has great legs? “Take a look! They’re really slender!”

Wondering why the house is so quiet, Kang-ha goes back downstairs. Ju-hwang tells him that Pal-gang went grocery shopping with the others, then rushes off to the bathroom, still battling his constipation. Kang-ha spies Nam about to fall off the table and rushes to catch him, but then has to contend with his hungry crying.

Kang-ha tells Ju-hwang to come out and deal with it, but Ju-hwang isn’t going to be done for a while and instructs Kang-ha how to mix the formula. Kang-ha fumbles his way through it but eventually manages, though he has difficulty testing the temperature; Ju-hwang warned him to make sure it’s not too hot. Kang-ha tries to shake the formula into his mouth to test it, but the stuff just sprays all over his face. Frustrated, finally he sucks on the bottle — and comes face to face with Pal-gang.

She chides him for being dirty. Kang-ha bursts out in his defense that he was testing the temperature, then leaves the baby to her care, feeling annoyed and embarrassed. Out in the hall, Cho-rok’s words make him frown; she says, “He must not know how to do it. I thought lawyers were supposed to be smart.” Pa-rang defends Kang-ha, but that’s almost worse: “I think we’re similar.”

Tae-kyu chuckles to see his uncle at such a loss, saying that Kang-ha’s charisma has taken a hit because of Pal-gang.

Later that night, Pal-gang studies her insurance handbook while her siblings sleep, and gets a nosebleed. On her way to clean up, she runs into Jun-ha, who offers her some warm milk, and they sit for another chat. She marvels at how different he and his brother are, and he answers, “Women only like my brother.” Pal-gang answers loyally, “That’s because their eyes are faulty!” But she’d once been one of those women, so he asks wryly, “You too?”

Regarding the nosebleed (which in kdramas mean you’re overworking), Jun-ha says that she must be taking on too much. Pal-gang’s answer is happy, though: “But you know, I feel really wonderful.” She’s never had a nosebleed from working really hard at something. He understands a little: “Do you know how it feels to study all night, then go to school and lie that you fell asleep and didn’t study?” (She muses, “That’s never happened to me.”) “Well that’s what I would say, and when I went to the bathroom my nose was bleeding and I felt good because it meant I’d studied really hard.”

She promises to keep this a secret, too, prompting him to note that they keep confiding secrets in each other. Pal-gang laughs, saying they should start up a secret society or something, and bids him good night. As they separate, he pauses to glance back at her with a thoughtful look, and this marks Jun-ha’s first time seeing her as a woman in a conscious way.

The next task Pal-gang’s boss gives her is to merely “let them know you’re not a stranger.” These basic lessons are her boss’s way of training her at her job, not by following specific rules but in a way that teaches her to be sincere. Pal-gang is starting to understand, although she wonders how she can accomplish this latest task.

One of their co-workers, the middle-aged pinchpenny Jang-soo (who has a crush on Jin-ju), has heard of a possible job opportunity for Pal-gang as an event model. It’s a job requiring skills that she doesn’t have (modeling, dancing, being graceful), so she thanks him for the thought but declines. She’s committed to making the insurance gig work.

Therefore, she drops by a client’s office and hears that his father has passed away, and pays her respects at the funeral. The client hadn’t expected to see her, but she stays behind at the wake and cleans up after the dining guests.

Since she’ll be late coming home, the kids take over dinner duties. Surprisingly, they do a pretty good job, and their cooking is even better than Pal-gang’s. Again, the sisters pay particular attention to Jun-ha and Tae-kyu. It’s very cute, because while both sisters are flattering the guys to get them interested in Pal-gang, it comes across more as their own adoring crushes. The flattery makes Jun-ha uncomfortable, and even Kang-ha has to deal with his own unwanted admirer — Pa-rang.

There’s a funny moment when Tae-kyu comes home bearing flowers for Pal-gang, which he can’t give her because she’s still out. Jun-ha assumes they’re for Kang-ha’s upcoming birthday, and Kang-ha actually smiles in appreciation — which is then wiped from his face when he hears they’re for Pal-gang. When Tae-kyu announces that he’s going to marry her, Kang-ha barks, “You said you quit doing drugs!”

Pal-gang’s client’s son thanks her for her help but urges her to go home now. She assures him she’ll stay just a while longer till the guests leave, and sees that the widow has been sitting in tears all night long. The woman cries that she and her husband had fought all the time and she’d thought she would feel free when he died — but now that there’s nobody to fight with, she feels empty. There’s an old song her husband used to sing, and Pal-gang would like to sing it for her but she’s not familiar with it. She promises to learn it and sing for her at a later date.

When she gets home, Pal-gang finds rice and packaged seaweed soup with a note from Jun-ha letting her know that tomorrow is Kang-ha’s birthday. Since she’s probably tired, he bought the soup ahead of time (seaweed soup is traditionally eaten as a birthday breakfast) to help her.

In the morning, Pa-rang is asleep in Kang-ha’s bed again. The boy again mumbles his apology, then falls right back asleep comfortably. Kang-ha grumbles, “They all say sorry, then do as they please anyway.” But today, he actually pulls the blanket back over the boy.

Ju-hwang finds his brother and is determined to scold some sense into him. Kang-ha leaves the room to let Ju-hwang do his thing, smiling to hear Ju-hwang’s rebukes about being rude to sleep in Kang-ha’s room. But that smile drops from his face when Ju-hwang makes the implication that Pa-rang should watch it around Kang-ha since he’s not a nice person.

Pa-rang replies, “But I think he has a good personality,” which brings the self-satisfied smirk back to Kang-ha’s face… which again twists into a frown when Ju-hwang retorts that Pa-rang has no taste in people. (Kang-ha’s facial gymnastics = SO FUNNY.)

It’s quite a turnaround to see Kang-ha looking so pleased — and not trying to hide it — when he is presented with a special birthday breakfast. In addition to the soup, Pal-gang has gone out of her way to make a special side dish of japchae (sauteed vermicelli noodles), which he samples.

Immediately his face tells the story — as do the faces of the others. Pal-gang has failed to do the crucial soaking step and cooked with hard noodles. LOL.

At work, Pal-gang asks Eun-mal to teach her the song that the grandma mentioned, and practices singing it with her. Of course, this is when Jae-young walks by with Jun-ha and scolds her again with her pinched face and accusing tone.

I’m sure Jun-ha would have defended Pal-gang regardless, but today he has a point, noting that Jae-young’s reaction was excessive. Comparing Pal-gang to a crazy woman is pretty unfair. Jae-young explains, “There’s another someone like that. Whenever I see her or Jin Pal-gang, it really gets on my nerves.”

With the song newly memorized, Pal-gang heads back to the funeral wake looking for the grandmother, only to hear that she has collapsed and is in the hospital.

Meanwhile, Ju-hwang manages to convince the owner of a PC room to give him a job doing menial tasks there like serving customers and cleaning up. He tells his siblings that he’s out with a friend, which No-rang knows is a lie — first he said he was at the library, and now he’s with a friend? Pa-rang suggests, “He must have gone to the library, then to his friend’s.” Cho-rok points out that Pa-rang doesn’t know what a library is, and defines it as a place where you read books. Now Pa-rang understands their skepticism: “Books? He lied, where did hyung really go?” (HA! I guess this isn’t a reading kind of family.)

Jun-ha takes Kang-ha and Tae-kyu out for birthday drinks, and brings over three women to sit at their table. They aren’t hostesses; I think this is more of a booking situation, where they are fellow customers. He has made a deal with one girl in particular, however, to flirt with Tae-kyu. This is his attempt to divert Tae-kyu from the silly idea of marrying Pal-gang.

Again, gotta love Kang-ha’s reaction when Jun-ha explains that this is why they’re here. He almost pouts, “But you said this night was for me.” Jun-ha responds, “That’s because it had to be believable.”

Kang-ha isn’t interested in the woman clinging to his arm, so he gets up to leave early just as Jae-young arrives bearing a gift. (She had ignored Kang-ha’s dismissal earlier when he had told her, “I’m a man. I’m not a crazy guy to spend my birthday with my little sister.”)

Kang-ha’s not downright mean with her, but he’s very blunt about his lack of interest, and she just keeps ignoring them. Like tonight: He accepts her gift, but her company is not an enticement for him to head back inside. Instead, he goes home early.

Feeling hurt at his rejection, Jae-young proceeds to get drunk. At least Jun-ha’s having better luck with his plan to detach Tae-kyu from Pal-gang, since Tae-kyu is responding very positively to the new girl. (Jun-ha isn’t doing this with malicious intent; he recognizes that this is a passing — and inconvenient — infatuation and is hastening its conclusion.) Tae-kyu gets happily drunk and vows that this new girl is his soulmate, and proposes that they get married.

At home, Pa-rang sleepwalks into Tae-kyu’s empty room. He then heads out to the living room, where he plays with two objects he has retrieved — a lighter and a firecracker.

It’s not until the firecracker lights and the couch catches on fire that Pa-rang wakes up and tries to bat at the flames with his bare hands.

Thankfully, Kang-ha walks in the door and yanks the boy away, then beats the fire with his coat. Pal-gang walks in a few moments later and rushes to her brother’s side, who is by now sobbing for his mother in fear.

Kang-ha manages to put out the fire, but he turns his furious gaze on Pal-gang and demands, “Leave immediately. Right now! Get out!”

Pal-gang has seen her brother’s burned fingers, and Kang-ha’s anger ignites her own. Furious, she slaps his cheek.

He yells that the house could have burned down, and she fires back, “My brother could have died, you heartless bastard!”


Kang-ha has a meeting with some higher-level JK executives, who discuss the possibility of Chairman Jung dying or being unable to recover his senses. His stocks will pass to his heirs, but with the subsequent shakeups, Kang-ha may well become JK’s primary stockholder and be able to “recover” his management rights. Kang-ha doesn’t believe he ever had those rights to lose, but they remind him that if his father had not died, the Chairman wouldn’t have been able to take over so easily. There are still those who would be loyal to his deceased father, and they’re willing to help… (I guess his father and Chairman Jung were at the same level, which explains how he grew up so close to the Jung family.)

Kang-ha tells them to forget it: “If you’ve thought of me as a stand-in for my father, you have misjudged. I am only a lawyer with JK’s legal team.” They argue that he must have hidden motives for joining JK instead of accepting scouting offers at law firms, but Kang-ha denies it flatly.

Chairman Jung is discharged from the hospital to be cared for at home, at Min-kyung’s prodding. There’s a scene in the hospital when Pal-gang walks by, triggering Grandpa’s memory. But she walks on, and he loses the thought.

At home, he asks Min-kyung if she’s the bar girl that In-gu had brought home — his memory is flickering in and out and he isn’t quite sure of the facts. Didn’t she also try to kill herself? Min-kyung keeps an even tone but it’s evident that these old scars still hurt; she answers that yes, she tried to kill herself after the chairman had said he would never accept her for his daughter-in-law. He wonders, “Did I speak so heartlessly? You must have felt very hurt.” Min-kyung replies, “I wish I could be like you, forgetting what I want, remembering what I want. No — there’s nothing I want to remember from before Jae-young was born.”

When Grandpa checks his voicemail, he hears Pal-gang’s father’s last words, groaning, “Sir… your son… child… is our…” He drops the phone in shock as all the memories come flooding back — Pal-gang’s father, the Jin family, In-gu’s tirade — and he collapses.


As I said, this is the first time we see Jun-ha becoming aware of Pal-gang. He doesn’t say anything in words, but he casts a few looks her ways that are very telling, plus he has No-rang pestering him to think of Pal-gang as a good match. (The “look at her legs” line made me burst out laughing.)

He seems to have gotten over his long-standing feelings for Jae-young in the previous episodes, and while I don’t think that quite makes sense for him to let go so suddenly, I’m not complaining. I’ll take it. It’s also why I get some satisfaction out of seeing him treat Jae-young differently now. He’s not mean to her — he’s too nice for that — but he does speak to her with dry sarcasm now. For example, when she finds them in the cafeteria and complains that they should have called her to join them, he returns, “Why, do you not know where the dining hall is?”

I enjoy how quickly the plot is developing. I LOVED seeing Kang-ha make the change from grumpypants to grudging resignation to almost-open acceptance, but it made me wonder what would happen for the rest of the series if he made the change so soon. He’s getting used to the family, as evidenced by his pleased expression at the birthday breakfast (even if that was marred by Pal-gang’s bad cooking). Even though he dislikes Pa-rang sleeping in his bed, the second time he’s not even fazed. And when he has to watch Nam, he’s not actually as awkward with the baby as you might expect.

So I like that this ending puts the family back on the hook, and this time it’s really not Kang-ha’s fault. It would be nice if he could be understanding, but given how far he’s come, you’ve gotta admit that setting fire to his living room falls into the “pushing it” category. It’s also a nice touch to make this Pa-rang’s doing, because he’s the one who looks up to Kang-ha, and also the one Kang-ha has been slowly warming up to (if reluctantly).

You can’t quite blame Pa-rang either, and not just because he’s a kid but also because this happened on the night when Pal-gang and Ju-hwang were both away. It reminds me of the earlier episode when the kids try to help out around the house and end up making a mess — their intentions are good, but they just bit off more than they could chew. Here, things were going along well, but Ju-hwang leaves to make extra money (and I’m not blaming him either), and this overreaching disrupts their fragile balance. Just when they’re starting to settle into a sense of comfort and ease, they let their guard down and now their future may be jeopardized again.


68 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. eljay

    Thank you for the recaps. I am loving this show!

  2. D33

    On ep 2 now…..it’s ok so far.

  3. Anonymous

    I have to say, I really like this series. It’s getting better and better each week. Thanks for the recaps!

  4. Alyssia

    I”m so addicted to this drama. I love Shin DOng Wook but i’m a total Kang Ha shipper from ep 8. He was hilarious in the next episode.

    I really love this series. I didn’t expect to. It’s really heart warming. Just like “you’re beautiful” but older cast. I love these type of series.

  5. engl

    Thanks for the recap! My favorite parts were Kang Ha’s interactions with Pa Rang. I think this is going to end up being a very good relationship. He seems to have a soft spot for him compared to the other children and Pa Rang is just too cute! I really don’t like the Jae Young character, I mean, she is just weirdly obsessed with Kang Ha. It’s so obvious he doesn’t like her. -_-

  6. Sonam

    To my surprise, I am really enjoying this drama. I There’s something about CJW I like so much. She has this Chaplinesque waif quality about her and the three guys are are so attractive in the right kind of way .The main lead is so sensual and and the second lead is so chilled out and the nephew is so fun to watch. I am still keeping my guard up with the kids ( I feel i am getting manipulated) but I am loving the baby and older boy is convincing in his acting so I am beginning to like him. He has such a wonderful face.
    Yes, this episode was terrific.

  7. kaedejun

    hahaha – the lines in this series is beyond hilarious! i like the witty, fun writing that is going on here.

    i’m glad you put the other plotlines aside, because i don’t really understand how they relate to everything else. and honestly, the only pull in this series is the “family’s” interaction. i don’t even remember what happened with the grandfather and why he’s in the hospital and how he’s related to Pal-gang in any way. i think this storyline is sort of like the typical “kdrama pull” – the drama that is ridiculous but so serious and makes the series have more substance than it does right now. it’s as though the writer did not have enough faith in the funny, character development-side, and so tacked on this other plotline.

  8. GeeNie

    Thanks so much for the recaps. Always looking forward to them. : )

  9. Vannei

    Thank you so much for recapping.
    I love SDW.

  10. 10 okdubu

    what a surprising turn, we all thought god of study and pasta would come out to be the winners, but wish upon a star has the most recaps thus far! lol

  11. 11 gracefulmoonie

    I am really enjoying this drama. I even woke up early to watch the raw version of Ep. 8 today. The scene that got me laughing was when Kang Ha sucked on Nam’s milk bottle. So funny.
    Now that we know Kang Ha’s father could have taken over the company if he didn’t die so early. It’s really going to complicate things later on when he learns that Pal-gang is Chairman Jung’s grand daughter. Thanks JB!

  12. 12 Marie

    Thank you so much for the recaps , this show is getting better and better i am loving it and i am officially hooked on it.
    I even watch it without subs and then wait for your recaps, thank you once again.

  13. 13 Anya

    I’m watching it for the kids and Pal-gang. And SDW lol.

  14. 14 V

    Once again, thank you so much for your recaps JB! Loving this drama so far!!! If it weren’t for your recaps, I would have totally missed out on this drama filled w/ heartwarming and both hilarious moments! 😀 Much thanks!

  15. 15 Amg1

    Another good epi!
    I like the balance between the tragic/funny parts, it’s getting better by the episode, finally the
    “Ice Man” is starting to melt, nice ending, the boy got slapped! JB thanks for the recaps… : O )

  16. 16 A20033

    I loved this episode!
    I also burst out laughing when No-rang told Junha to check out her unnie’s legs…HAHAHA!

    The girls are totally pimping her lol

  17. 17 Penn

    The sight of Kang-ha sucking on the bottle was just priceless. Thank you for the recap JB.

  18. 18 cheekbones

    I was waiting when Kang-ha would have some interactions with the kids since I thought that could become hilarious. 😀

    Thanks for recapping the drama, javabeans.

  19. 19 sukispop

    JB, thanks for another great WUAS recap! This show keeps getting better and better! And I’m no longer watching this just as a diversion, until ViiKii releases Pasta. I’m watching WUAS for WUAS!

    I love how well thought out and quickly things are developing, especially marked by this episode. The small crack in Kang-ha’s hard shell is widening, and I have to admit that I’m really beginning to like what I’m seeing.

    I agree that it appears that Kang-ha is going to have a special relationship with Pa-rang. It’ll be fun to see how this develops, especially after the sofa burning incident. Of the young children, I honestly cared the least for Pa-rang; he’s not smart like Ju-hwang, No-rang, or Cho-rok…and I figured he’d go through the drama, not doing much except getting into trouble. But, now that there’s a relationship growing between him and Kang-ha, I think his role in this show is going to take on a greater, more interesting significance.

    Pal-gang isn’t just pretty; there’s something about her eyes that is simply captivating…almost like a twinkle or sparkle. What is it? Because her eyes are lighter than regular brown eyes? I sure don’t know…but they’re kind of mesmerizing. =)

  20. 20 asianromance

    thank you so much for the recap! I’m glad you’re enjoying this drama too! When I look at KangHa, I’m a bit reminded of those grumpy korean grandpas or even grandmas patriarch/matriach in korean dramas who reluctantly give in to the charm of the young happy leads. He doesn’t want to become involved and he likes staying in his shell, but somethings he ends up getting involved.

    I wonder if we will ever get to see Tae Kyu’s parents. His mom is Kang ha’s sister right? I wonder how she’s like!

  21. 21 Quinze

    I’m kind of worried about the fast paced story especially since this series is 20 episodes and can easily drag in the middle but at the same time, I love Kang Ha and the kids! It’s like he agreed to this so he can only blame himself so he’s slowly learning to coexist.
    As long as the “Everyone is linked to everyone else” type of plot line doesn’t overtake the light tone we can all breathe easy.
    This episode and 8th episode really warmed me to his character and Kim Ji Hoon’s comedic acting has gotten better because I did not warm to him in L&M.

    Thanks for the recaps!

  22. 22 Show2007

    Thank you very much for the recap. This drama is getting better and better and I have something to anticipate every Mon & Tue. Hopefully the plot will get better and better. Just watch the raw ep8 and it is very funny too. (even though I don’t understand what they are saying).

  23. 23 pabo ceo reom

    I read your recaps because then I can get a condensed version of what’s happening with the Jung family. I fully admit that I fastforward their scenes entirely muahaha.

    And dude does getting a nosebleed from overworking happen that often? I swear it’s only in kdrama land. It’s like the ultimate non-subtle symbol (“HEY! THE PROTAGONIST IS WORKING. HARD. VERY HARD. LOOKIE. BLOOD FROM NOSE.”) 😀

    Oh well, onto episode 8!

  24. 24 Icarusfalls

    I laughed all over again after reading your recap. I loved this week’s episodes especially the glances it gave into Kang-ha’s psyche.. and can I just say the kids are stealing the show!! They are phenomenal!!!
    I love this show the best now. Even though Pasta is interesting, it doesn’t have the warmth, mirth, sincerity, and overall fun-ness of this drama… ! If pasta had a Parang or a Chorok or even an annoyingly cute nephew.. you could bet I’d love it just as much!! ^_^

  25. 25 annie

    great fab seriess :] <3 it !

  26. 26 CHM

    You know what JB, it was already very funny to watch episode 7, but it is now even funnier to read your recaps. I laughed out loud reading it, something I do not frequently do. Thank you so much for your recap. Everyone is saying that episode 8 is also very good. I look forward to reading you recap of episode 8. Thanks!

  27. 27 Icarusfalls

    Ooooo.. just noticed that the main poster has parang holding Kang-ha’s leg!! I bet that was delibrate!!! The only other kid in the picture for is Nami who is on Palkang’s back.. all the other main adults are there.. ummm… any thoughts?

  28. 28 donsy

    I think I’m not feeling the need to be super excited to see the next episodes unlike YB that I wanted to time travel bec. can’t wait bec. of the clff hangers that they had…Maybe I’m the only one who’s not super liking the way the story runs and the lead peeps I’m not feeling the heat you know?

    But I have no choice coz its the only one that I could watch in viikii with subs I wish they would create more dramas so we would have more choices……

  29. 29 Emeldy

    This episode was total fun. I could not stop laughing.

  30. 30 dee

    thanks JB for continuing the recap (but of course you can stop anytime 🙂 just reading your recap makes me smile and re-visualize again the scenes.

    the kids are awesome, in the early episodes, the kids made me cry, this time they made me laugh. poor Ju hwang always with a stomachache problem. i totally laughed when Kang ha sucked the baby bottle

  31. 31 Emi

    This episode and the next one are so wonderfully funny and witty. Earlier today I was watching Bad Couple, and hit some really, really sad episodes that got me down and depressed, but watching episodes 7 and 8 of Wish Upon a Star cheered me up immensely!

    I’m loving this show! (Team Kang-ha) My only wish would be for this drama (and K-Dramas in general) to stop feeling the need to show vomit and baby poop! SO not necessary! I really wouldn’t mind if they kept that stuff off-camera! 😀

  32. 32 LL

    Okay, I take back my harsh comments about Jun-ha. He was extremely adorable in this episode.

  33. 33 goldenlotus

    Great episode. Just watched 8 and I’m so sad til next week! I’m waiting to see what you thought of eps 8!

  34. 34 Muah

    Thank you very much for the great recap of this great series.

  35. 35 ___

    Thank you for continuing the series. I love reading your recaps. Sometimes, I enjoy your recaps more than the actual drama.

  36. 36 UJ

    i am totally hooked to this drama…thanks for the wonderful recaps dramabeans 😀

  37. 37 Kiohpi

    Ep 8 on Viikii should be available now with full subs – I love it when it says 100% for english – HAHHAHAHA 😉

    Oh I thought when Pa-rang sleepwalked into Tae-kyu’s room, he was pretending and just wanted to try something out? Not sure about that part! But man-oh-man did he make some big unintentional trouble.

    By the way, has anyone noticed the complete wardrobe change for Pal-gang? In the beginning she’d wear flashing skirts and pretty jackets but now she dresses completely different! Gotta love those cinematic techniques LOL.

    @ Emi: But actually I love watching the spew – It makes it all the more funnier BWHAAHHA :3

  38. 38 su-pah

    It tickles me that it’s Pa-rang, the silly, troublesome, snotty one from the siblings to have formed an attachment with Kang-ha.
    Like the dinner scene, does he bring him soup or some kind of brew? I was red in the face, laughing.
    Pa-rang’s teddy bear print pyjamas are just so adorable! The end.

    I had to replay the slap scene several times, and then again in the recaps part of episode 8. Wow effin’ wow!!

    Oh and Jun-ha: consider yourself demoted from hero status.

    How badly did anyone want Jae-young to fall down the stairs as she’s coming into the club to greet Kang-ha? Haha!

    Can’t wait for the episode 8 recap, that is my fave episode so far, pivotal is one word for it. Eeek!

  39. 39 Bonnie

    I’m also curious about the nosebleed thing. It happens all the time in Korean dramas, but also when I was living with a Korean family for a few months the kids (high school and junior high school age) did tend to get nosebleeds a lot. Why is this? I also studied a lot, actually (private school) and didn’t get adequate sleep, but can’t remember EVER having a nosebleed!

  40. 40 tillio

    I am not korean, and I definitely don’t leave in kdrama land, but I tend to have nosebleeds when I’m extremely tired and feeling a little weak (as in didn’t eat well for a while).
    Technically, nosebleeds would tend to come with trauma (nose picking) or hypertension, or coagulability problems, or causes that would render blood vessel walls more susceptible to breakage (allergies…). In this case, the studying part, it might be that when you lack sleep chronically, you are more prone to high blood pressure; so maybe in these acute situations, it kinda mimics the chronic situation. Honestly, all this is speculation, but I know that in my family (we are from Europe) in teenage years, me and my brother would get nosebleeds when exhausted (not necessarily from studying) and it was acknowledged by our relatives as related to fatigue.

  41. 41 Madita

    Thank you for the recap 🙂

    But I have a question about the affilation or blood-relationship of the 3 men and PalGang. I am a little bit confused !??!

    I suppose Kang-Ha and Jun-Ha are real brothers (same mother and father) as their names end both with -Ha and that Tae-Kyu is a cousin of them ( as he calls the uncle).

    So the chairman has/had 2 sons, he one who has died is Pal-Gangs father. (correct ?)
    and one daughter who is Kang-Ha and Jun-Ha’s mother.
    What about Tae-Kyu …is he related by mother or fahter ?

    I am really getting confused. Sometimes I got the feeling that in the drama plot Jung-Ha and Pal-Gang are brother and sister !???!

    Well, are Kang-Ha and Jun-Ha brothers by same parents ?

    Could some one answer this please ?

  42. 42 Jo

    My sister has a weak vein in her nose, and I heard that its common especially in korean’s. she had to get surgery for it because even with small stress (er. tantrums haha) she would get a nose bleed. She recently got surgery for it, but its still happens more frequently than it would for normal people. i get them too, if i dont sleep for like 48 hours :))

  43. 43 rainerust

    I held off reading this until I could watch the episode – and the wait is WORTH IT! The kids are SO HILARIOUS, especially when Ju-hwang goes off to find work and Pa-rang is all like, “Books?! Che…He lied, where did hyung really go?” THE EXPRESSIONS on their faces were PRICELESS!

    Alright, off to watch the next episode!

  44. 44 christine

    this show is also warming up on me… thanks for the recap JB!!!

    anyway, is it your birthday? if yes, then happy birthday!!!! ^_^

    if not then ignore my greeting..hehehe ^_*

  45. 45 su-pah

    41 Madita –

    Javabeans has already explained the relationships throughout her recaps, but if you will:

    Won Jun-ha and Won Kang-ha – blood brothers
    Tae-kyu is Kang-ha’s and Jun-ha’s nephew. I think he’s their big sister’s son. His parents are both in the states.

    Chairman is Jin Pal-gang’s real granddad.
    Pal-gang’s dad was Jae-young’s dad’s older brother.
    That makes Pal-gang and Jae-young to be first cousins. They just don’t know it yet.

    Chairman and the Won brothers are not blood related in any way.

    The Won brother’s father was a partner or co-chairman of the same organisation as the chairman but he suffered an early death.
    I think the chairman raised the Won brothers and posed as a father figure to them throughout their youth. That’s as far as their connection goes.

    Hope that helped and didn’t confuse you further.

  46. 46 cecilia

    and to supplement what su-pah just wrote,

    pal-kang’s REAL dad is NOT the one that died in the first episode. from the parent’s dialogue before they died, it seemed like the mom was pregnant with pal-kang or had pal-kang when she met the “dad” (the one who dies). it doesn’t change any blood relationship but for clarification sake.

    hope this clears things up

  47. 47 Madita

    Thank you very much su-pah.

    My mistake, I was thinking the chairman and the Won brothers are “blood-related” . But they are NOT.
    Thats what I missed. Most time I am unpatient and watching it raw, and sometimes dont rewatch it subbed. 😛

  48. 48 Sonam

    The take no prisoners style of Korean film and drama making is what makes it so great. I for one love the poop, the farts, blood sweat and the messy stuff. Pooping is such a big part of the drama of our lives. I love that Korean dramas always show someone on the toilet. I think it’s wonderful.

  49. 49 lola

    Thanks forthe recaps but does anyone else think it’s disturbing how many uneplained busted lips these kids are walking around with? First Juhwang and then chorok and norang in the same episode! It makes me feel like they’re getting hit behind thge screen or something. I just hope they’re REALLY clumsy.

  50. 50 Kender

    @49 lola

    LOL! I get the exact same thought. At first I was like “why do these children have cold sores so young?” but now I just hope that they’re having ridiculous amounts of fun off-camera and are just injuring themselves the normal way. XD

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