Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 2
by | March 23, 2010 | 62 Comments

Episode 2 continues the light, comic feel of Episode 1. For those of you who felt Episode 1 was too familiar and conventional, plot-wise, perhaps the added complication in Episode 2 will capture your interest. Yes, it’s rather like Speed Scandal: The Drama Version — but hey, who doesn’t want to see the drama version of Speed Scandal?

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Oh My Lady OST – “그대 인형” (You’re a Doll) by Sunny (SNSD). I don’t really like this song, but it’s pretty much the main theme of the drama. [ Download ]

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EPISODE 2 RECAP

After getting Show Company CEO Shi-joon to promise to hire her if she succeeds in bringing Min-woo to their musical, Kae-hwa decides to give it a shot. First on the list is internet research to find out about Min-woo’s background, personality, and hobbies. (Her notes indicate that he’s arrogant, picky, and cocky.)

Next, Kae-hwa writes up her proposal, discarding a few other approaches before hitting upon her hook: He has risen to stardom because of his six-pack, but now it’s time to pour his soul into acting, perhaps even walk the red carpet at Cannes.

Shi-joon aims to convince Min-woo himself, so he seeks him out in person at the gym. Min-woo’s manager runs interference — access to the star is tightly controlled — but Shi-joon actually knows Min-woo personally. Despite not recognizing him at first, Min-woo soon recalls his former teacher who’d put him through rigorous (acting?) training in the past. From the way they talk, it’s clear that Shi-joon was one for strict discipline, while Min-woo was, well, not.

They relocate to a quiet restaurant, where Shi-joon gets to the point about his musical. Min-woo takes the script, but his answer is the sort of noncommittal thing everyone says out of politeness, that he’ll have his manager take a look.

Min-woo’s immature enough to enjoy this role reversal, now that he’s in the more powerful position, and reminds Shi-joon of something he’d said a long time ago — that Min-woo wouldn’t be able to become an actor within ten years. Min-woo says there are no hard feelings, but he does get a kick out of rubbing it in Shi-joon’s face now. In fact, when he emerges from the meeting (with a rock-star swagger) and rejoins his manager, he says that he purposely picked this exclusive restaurant to intimidate Shi-joon. He laughs at the script, having no intention of doing the musical.

Another (brief) character introduction: This is successful choreographer JUNG-AH, played by Moon Jung-hee (who, by the way, got her acting start in the musical world).

Jung-ah has a flirty thing going on with one of her colleagues, which I suppose wouldn’t be such a big deal if only she weren’t married. To Shi-joon, in fact.

Kae-hwa cringes at the idea of shamelessly presenting her proposal to Min-woo, but she works up the nerve to go back to his apartment. A reporter is harassing the security guard for entry, eager to sniff around Min-woo’s apartment, but he is denied entry. Kae-hwa, on the other hand, is remembered as the maid from the other day, so the guard lets her through.

When she nervously rings Min-woo’s doorbell, she is surprised to be welcomed inside, having expected greater difficulty in capturing his attention. He shoves his shirt at her and shows her the singed hole. Realizing that this is her doing, she apologizes and promises to replace the shirt.

Kae-hwa had been fired as his maid, so he wonders what she’s doing here. Identifying herself as an intern for The Show Company, she starts her pitch about casting Min-woo in a musical. He kicks her out.

She can’t just give up here, so Kae-hwa pesters him as he gets into his car, even jumping into the vehicle to make her spiel. She reminds him of a recent interview in which he declared his desire to succeed for his acting rather than his looks. Furthermore, she’s watched his dramas and found that the common weakness is that his characters lack depth and thought. She leaves him with her proposal and exits the car… only to have Min-woo toss her papers out his window.

Kae-hwa’s friend Bok-nim advises that she give up, because it’s a losing battle. Getting Min-woo to agree is hard enough, but the Show Company may not even hire her — what if they were just saying empty promises to get rid of her?

Kae-hwa is dejected after today’s events, but she’s not giving up yet. Confident in her persuasive tactics, she reminds her friend (yet again) that she once scored a big interview in her reporter days. One gets the sense that’s the sole success story in Kae-hwa’s professional life, and she’s been clinging to it all these years.

Min-ji calls about her piano lesson fees, so Kae-hwa rushes to the piano academy to give her the money. The girl is quite perceptive for her young age, and she says she wasn’t sure whether she should call her mother for the money or ask her father. Plus, her stepmother wants to be called unni rather than ajumma, but that’s weird — should she do it? Also, she doesn’t want to ask but she’ll need a new dress for her piano recital…

It’s sweet how Kae-hwa covers her feelings and gives positive answers to ensure her daughter doesn’t feel bad. For instance, it can’t be pleasant to hear about the girl’s stepmother insisting on being called unni and being late to pick up Min-ji, but she smiles and says that stepmom is right, and unni’s easier to say anyway. And even though mention of a new dress makes her smile falter momentarily, Kae-hwa recovers and assures her that of course she’ll get one for her. She’s on top of it!

In order to bring her daughter home soon, she’ll need to land that job, and this reinforces her drive to succeed. With revived motivation, Kae-hwa heads back to Min-woo’s apartment, where she catches the guard in a curious argument with a taxi driver. The man has been paid to drop a young girl off at this address, but the guard can’t accept a random child. But he can’t let the driver up to the tenant’s apartment, either.

Thus the guard is relieved to see Kae-hwa and dumps the girl in her arms. She’s supposed to go to Apartment 702 — Min-woo’s place — and he’s happy to let the maid deal with this tricky situation.

Kae-hwa is at a loss and has no idea what to do. She tries to talk to the girl, but the child remains frustratingly silent. On top of that, she has to go to the bathroom and can’t hold it, and wets her pants.

With nobody answering the doorbell, Kae-hwa figures she’ll have to let herself in and take care of the girl first.

Min-woo is out at the moment, and walks into his manager’s office in time to catch the tail end of his conversation with his boss. The manager says confidently that Min-woo won’t switch agencies; he will be able to get him to re-sign his contract with the exact same terms, because he’s holding a special card over him.

Furrowing his brow, Min-woo confronts his manager. He must be referring to an accident in his past — Min-woo had been accused wrongly of a hit and run, probably by an opportunistic type who was trying to extort some money from the star. His manager had told him to stay put and that he would cover everything up for him.

Now, Min-woo is genuinely hurt to realize that his manager didn’t do all that because he believed in his innocence. The manager has a coldly pragmatic view on things — his job was to get rid of the matter, not have faith in Min-woo’s innocence.

Min-woo understands that his manager is clinging to him using his weakness (or at least he’s ready to use the weakness if Min-woo should ever try to leave), and this comes as a big blow. Disillusioned, he remains quiet on the drive home.

No solace for him there, though, because as soon as he steps inside, he sees unfamiliar shoes and knows someone’s here. He immediately assumes that the girl is Kae-hwa’s own daughter and that she has come back to beg him to do the stupid musical. Grabbing both ladies, he starts to shove them toward the door.

Kae-hwa can’t get in a word edgewise so finally she bursts out that this is HIS daughter! A little dumbly, he protests — but they never… together… (Okay, so he’s a little dim. But so pretty!) Impatiently, she clarifies that she’s HIS daughter, not her own.

Now he’s even more annoyed, jumping to the conclusion that she has made up this ridiculous story to blackmail him. He shoves them out into the hallway and shuts the door, ignoring the girl’s crying.

But that doesn’t last long because Kae-hwa keeps pounding his door and calling out his name. With other people living nearby, he can’t have a random woman with a kid shouting for him, so he grudgingly lets her back inside.

Kae-hwa shows Min-woo the note that came with the girl, which identifies her as Ye-eun. The note is signed with the mother’s name — Yeon-hee — and although he says he doesn’t know who that is, his reaction says otherwise. It’s apparent to us that he does know exactly who this Yeon-hee is — and that he realizes Ye-eun could very well be his daughter — but he insists to Kae-hwa that the mother must be some crazy stalker.

Min-woo tries to talk to the little girl, asking for her name and her parents, but his temper flares at the girl’s continued silence and he ends up yelling at her.

Frustrated, he wants nothing to do with this and yells at Kae-hwa to take care of the kid. If she wants to abandon her, fine. Or she can raise her herself!

Min-woo heads out to find his friend Tae-gu, who manages a smoothie shop that Min-woo owns. He asks Tae-gu about Yeon-hee — has he heard from her? Does he have her number?

Yeon-hee had in fact looked Tae-gu up recently to ask for Min-woo’s address, but left no information for herself. Min-woo orders his friend to get a hold of her immediately.

They call out a couple more old buddies and hit a club, where they drink together. These three are all non-celebrities, sort of like Min-woo’s Entourage-esque clingers-on, who date back to his younger days and enjoy the perks of being friends with a famous star.

Meanwhile, Kae-hwa is left to take care of Ye-eun in Min-woo’s apartment. Thinking of her own daughter, she sighs, “Kids stuffer a lot because of adults,” then texts her daughter to check in.

Kae-hwa’s friend Bok-nim — the one obsessed with Min-woo — texts her with the latest scoop. Another scandal has broken regarding Min-woo and a certain ladyfriend, but Kae-hwa thinks that’s nothing compared to the brewing problem he’s got at home. And then the thought comes to her — as the only one who knows about Ye-eun, she has got a powerful secret that she could hold over his head…

In the morning, Min-woo finds Kae-hwa and Ye-eun still in his kitchen. Kae-hwa sits down for a talk, having thought over her strategy carefully, and hesitantly makes her proposal/blackmail threat. She can help him with the girl, in exchange for him appearing in the musical. After all, he’s a top star and if news about Ye-eun leaked, his career would surely take a hit. She threatens (rather weakly) to talk to the press.

Min-woo calls her bluff, so she tells him that she’s taken photos of the letter and the girl. She’s really sorry, but she’ll use them if she has to. Min-woo wrestles the phone from her, but she hurriedly adds that she’s already backed up the data elsewhere.

Perhaps he can tell she’s not really up for real blackmail, because he challenges her to go ahead and leak the information. He’s got lawyers and managers, and he’s not scared of her. He kicks Kae-hwa out of the apartment, and she worries, “That’s not how this was supposed to end.”

But this means he’s left alone with Ye-eun, and he still has to contend with the matter of what to do with the girl. The wee, unwanted, mute girl.

First, he heads to his car, but finds that the tenacious gossip reporter is camped out in the parking garage next to his car. The man tells his boss over the phone that he won’t move a muscle until he gets his story.

Therefore Min-woo is forced to leave on foot, keeping his face half-covered and his head bowed as he leads the girl to the police station. He wants to just dump her there, but the police officers tell him that he’ll have to fill out a report and identify all the details — how the girl was left, where, his contact information.

Min-woo can’t have that, and one of the officers starts to recognize him. Denying it, Min-woo quickly leaves, taking the girl with him.

It’s not long before he’s spotted in the street — fangirls! — who recognize him instantly. They don’t buy his weak denials and accost him, doggedly pursuing him down the street.

Min-woo grabs the girl — holding her as far from him as he can while running — and races down the street until he’s finally able to lose them.

He puts Ye-eun down for a moment, and she wanders off to play with a toy. For a brief second he thinks he has lost her, and when he sees her a few feet away, a curious look comes across his face — nobody’s around and the girl is distracted. This might be the perfect chance to ditch her for good…

He starts to turn away to leave, just as the two fangirls corner him again.

 
COMMENTS

The addition of Min-woo’s child definitely spins Oh My Lady into a different direction than the other dramas that it otherwise resembles. There are still elements of Full House, Last Scandal, Wish Upon a Star, and Speed Scandal — but rather than repeating those dramas, it picks a few elements from each and puts them together in a new way. So that gives this a different angle. I’m still not going to call this an original drama, but it’s not a direct copycat, either.

The addition of Ye-eun may also be that factor that bridges Kae-hwa and Min-woo and makes their connection more credible — or at least I hope. I don’t have a problem with the age gap, or the older-woman trend, or even Choi Si-won’s age. (Honestly, if I didn’t know he was an idol star in a boy band of hot young things, I don’t think I’d find him so very young-looking in this drama. I don’t have a hard time thinking Min-woo’s 28 even if Siwon is actually 23.) But I wasn’t sure if the chemistry would work between the characters. Now that both are parents to young daughters, perhaps they’ll find more common ground as Min-woo has to figure out how to be a parent. Especially since he’s a very reluctant one, compared with Kae-hwa who would do anything to be able to bring her daughter back home with her.

Also: How adorable is this boy, right? I’ve been reading reviews and articles since the drama’s premiere yesterday, and most have been very favorable of Choi Siwon. This is hardly his first acting endeavor (I’ve liked him since Hyang Dan, where I thought he was very charming), but now that he’s starring in a prime-time miniseries, I expect he’ll be the next idol star to be declared a crossover success.

 
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62 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. hpn88

    I’ll say it..squeeeeeee
    siwon with a little girl. I can just image all the adorable moments to follow.
    i wasn’t a fan of him in suju, but apart from them, i find him more attractive??

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  2. Elena

    Oh, thanks. I’m enjoying this.

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  3. Kukilas

    Wow, you had this recap up in record time! Thanks so much.

    The addition of his little girl does change up the drama. I was not expecting this and was very surprised at the turn of events, but I do agree that the little girl could be the catalyst for their relationship to develop. I was wondering how the drama would create the connection and I think this will be it.

    All in all, I am looking forward to how this drama will play out.

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  4. Kender

    I was a bit skeptical of this show after the first episode, but the second one won me over. That little girl is DARLING, and Siwon’s not too shabby himself. It’s a little early to decide whether he’s a truly decent actor, but he’s done pretty well so far (both in these two episodes and in Hyang Dan), and I’ll definitely be watching him.

    I do hope that, if Shi-joon is the competition for Kae-hwa’s heart, he’s more compelling than that actor in Dalja’s Spring. :/

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  5. soluna413

    Yayyy I’m so glad he’s getting good reviews because he really deserves it. He has this innate charisma that comes out in everything he does, and if a lesser actor played Min Woo, the character could’ve very well come across as thick and annoying. Si Won somehow makes him relateable despite his humongous ego, and even appealing. I like that this drama has took a spin and is resembling Speedy Scandal because I loved that movie, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. :D

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  6. Vannei

    siwon is so adorable!!!!!!!! as is his daughter….
    thank you javabeans..

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  7. Molly

    Thank you, Javabeans!

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  8. cate

    thanks for `the recaps!! i cant wait to watch it ^^

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  9. Jasmin

    Choi Siwon definitely has the potential to become a good actor. Compared to other idols (i.e – Kim Hyun Joong of BOF) turned “actors”, he’s one of the few that may become a credible actor. He has room for improvements but for a fairly new actor he’s doing well so far. His killer bod and handsome face sure does help win over the ladies. The addition of the Speedy Scandal type plot line is definitely a good twist and I can’t wait to see how it all unravels and brings the two main characters together.

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  10. 10 SM

    The scene Siwon grabbed the girl and runned is hilarious…
    I hope he could gain some more weights… he looks so skinny.. He was fitted n healthy bfore… He has lost too much unneccessary weights for this drama

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  11. 11 VS

    I’m really enjoying this drama, can’t wait to see what happens next.
    I usually wait a couple weeks of a drama before I watch it so I don’t get caught up
    with the waiting! Trust me, I learned my lesson while waiting those tortuous 5 days for the next episode of You’re Beautiful. But I just couldn’t resist not watching it. Too cute to wait! Off to find spoilers now ;) LOL.
    Thanks Javabeans for the recaps!

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  12. 12 djes

    the little girl is so adorable!!!
    and i’ve seen the press conference’s pic, how Siwon was taking care of her, awwww..
    Pretty hot boy and a little girl, lethal combination!

    Thanks again for the recap.

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  13. 13 bbm

    wow, thanks for the recap JB…
    “Yes, it’s rather like Speed Scandal: The Drama Version — but hey, who doesn’t want to see the drama version of Speed Scandal? ”
    i love speed scandal very much, so i’m very happy if the drama decidedly going the speed scandal direction…
    i’m happy that the drama (and shiwon) got positive reviews, i always like chaerim, i think she’s like the queen of romcom, so i never doubt she would do fantastic job in this…
    shiwon has a very expressive face, he has a very active facial muscle (keyword shibrows), that’s why i’m affraid that it would make him seen as overreacting, well in comical drama that would be a good thing…

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  14. 14 giddygirl108

    I’m really glad you find Choi Siwon cute, adorable and charming :)

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  15. 15 Porcelain

    My baby with a baby… how cute!!!

    I saw Ep 1 and Siwon really exceeded expectation…
    Now this ep, is killing me wondering who is Yeon Hee… but Ye Eun is so adorable…I can’t wait to see them bond…

    Oh yes, he is 23, looks 28 and according to Chae Rim he thinks like a 35…
    But yes he can pull off the age of his character no doubt…

    GDI Choi Siwon why is he so adorable?!

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  16. 16 Anna :D

    I LOVE THIS DRAMA ALREADY!!!
    The little girl Ye-eun is SOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable!!

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  17. 17 mmmaggie

    I’m totally enjoying this drama, even watching it without subtitles! Thanks to you though, I’m able to piece together the things I don’t understand — like what his manager has over him.

    Speaking of the manager, what’s wrong with his lips?? They look like they’ve been tattooed onto his face. Minor detail but it frrrreaked me out at first. Luckily, there is PLENTY of eye candy to go around. Hi, Choi Si Won. I’ve been impressed with his handle of the character so far and hope it continues.

    Anyway, thanks for the recaps, Javabeans! Sooooo glad you’re recapping this series. I’m still trying to finish Pasta and I’m bored to tears.

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  18. 18 jun

    Yes he is indeed a very good looking (boy) man.

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  19. 19 kaedejun

    omg – two daughters?! why couldn’t one of them be a cute little boy like nami!!!??

    i’d like to think that choi siwon’s pretty good – considering he has to play a bad actor convincingly – and i really want to see that scene where he recognizes yeon hee’s name and yet denies it… hmmm – that might be a determining point for me to say whether he’s really good or bad

    why does one of the fangirls in the screencap look like a skeletal ahjumma!?!? o_O

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  20. 20 Anon

    Yayyy! Thanks for the recap JB!!! Finally able to understand the details of the drama.

    Fast recap too! =) Thank you thank you!!!

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  21. 21 itsjustme

    I am loving this drama and its not just my bias as a Suju fan talking. There is still room for improvement but I think he’s doing a pretty decent job. I love the fact that he is not only beautiful on the outside but has some great set of values as well being the devout Christian boy that he is. He’s the kind of guy you would want to bring home to meet your parents.

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  22. 22 tamu

    “but now that he’s starring in a prime-time miniseries, I expect he’ll be the next idol star to be declared a crossover success….”

    All About Eve (year 2000…)… Oh! My Lady (year 2010…) All starts with Chae Rim…

    Good bye JDG……..Hello..CSW…………

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  23. 23 dramacafe

    I’ve wanted to watch this series since I saw the previews and of course, because it stars Chae Rim. I’m not a die-hard SuJu fan (don’t hate me, ok) though I like their music. However, now I may start to be one all thanks to Si-won from this drama. From the 2 episodes I’ve seen, I’m liking Si-won’s acting. Yes, he’s managed to have facial expressions. I adore it when he and Chae Rim exchange dialogs ’cause it comes off naturally. I like the story too, although it’s not really that original but the way everything’s executed somehow makes it a good adaptation of the bits and pieces of the other dramas/movies we’ve come to love such as Full House, Speed Scandal, Last Scandal, etc.
    With these first 2 episodes, I’m hooked!
    I’m looking forward to next week’s episodes which begins to become more interesting based from the short preview that was seen at the end of episode 2.

    Thanks Javabeans for the recaps!!!!

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  24. 24 snoopyvkd

    Totally agree that it’s like Speed Scandal, except, of course, without little big head Hwang Seok-hyeon.
    I loved how Min Woo holds the tiny little pink thing of a girl running all around town. I hope the daughter will turn happier and bright later on, and bring in some more cuteness and fun.
    I didn’t have time to watch the raw yet, will keep your recap to read afterwards. Thanks and I hope you’ll continue to recap this drama.

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  25. 25 varms

    I think I watched 18 vs 29 because of all the good reviews about that drama but after a while the main attraction ceased to be Ryu Soo Young but Choi Si Won instead, in all the flashback bits. The dimples are just too irresistible! Legend of Hyang Dan was pretty good too.

    This drama has all the kinds of things I generally like in kdramas and the recaps so far has made me giggle all the time. I’ll be hammerin’ toys at the North Pole if this keeps up. Say it isn’t so!

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  26. 26 JAM

    I’m not won over by Choi Si-won’s charms yet but Ye-eun is sooooo cute! so is the guard at Min-woo’s apartment. :P

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  27. 27 müge

    thank u so much JB for the fast recaps.
    as I watch raw eps, I can fill the gaps tahnks to you.
    As I always say, I really like such enjoyable and light dramas so I liked it ,too.
    I’m looking forward to the next eps.
    next week will be so exciting as the new eps will come and also “personal taste” will begin ^___^

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  28. 28 ghian

    i like this drama :)
    i love chae rim especially in dalja’s spring :] xD

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  29. 29 ILOVEYOU

    thank you for the pleasant words! and for the critical suggestions or “say” about the drama.

    when i was reading the first part i was like
    “what is this?” but when the girl i mean the young cute girl entered the drama
    i was like “OMG this sounds different”

    the cute little girl holds the KEY. :DDD i so like it..
    and siwon. i liked him too since hyang dan. he is so adrorable there

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  30. 30 maltreti

    Your Review of Episode 2 totally convinced me to try this Drama out.
    Thank you for your recaps. I wait for them with the same eagerness i wait for new episodes.^^
    Thank you again. You’re the best^^

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  31. 31 snail

    Wow JB, this is a very fast recap and I love it! The addition of the little girl perks my interest of this drama, and now my curiosity tells me to stay tune for this drama, look forward for the next episode, yey…

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  32. 32 Ellie

    Thanks for the quick review JB! I wasn’t sold on the 1st episode, esp. the chemistry (or lack thereof) between Kae-hwa and Min-Woo — most likely because they made Chae Rim look like a much older ajumma compared to Siwon. But I’ve been a fan of Chae Rim since Dalja’s Spring, so I was hoping that the 2nd episode would be better, and I agree that Ye-eun peaks my interest about the series. I think that Ye-eun will give Nami a run for his money. Where do they find all of these cute kids? I just wanted to hug Ye-eun and squeeze her fat cheeks! My mom was right……korean kids definitely ARE the cutest. Ahhh, so adorable. I think that this show (like WUAS) will suck me in because of the cute kids.

    thx JB!

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  33. 33 Sokri

    Thanks JB! I wasn`t really sure whether to watch this drama but after reading your recap I decided to give it a try…^^

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  34. 34 jossy

    Feel Good Vibes ensuing.. Love IT!

    Thanks for the too-good Recap JB!

    Choi SiWon you PYT! :D

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  35. 35 Rainey

    how adorable is that little girl? I’ve been swayed, dl-ing now.

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  36. 36 bjharm

    hmmm and we suppose to like this guy who willing to dump and abandon a little girl in the streets..forget about the if or if not she his own daughter….ow right because he so cute we just forget about that shall we….only in drama land i guess

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  37. 37 asianromance

    thank you for the recap! i’m not warming up to the Minwoo character. It’s one thing to be a cold-hearted indifferent bastard, but it’s another thing to abandon your own kid right there on the street while she’s distracted (in dramas, when a parent abandons his/her kid, they actually tell the kid, he/she’s leaving). it left a bad taste in my mouth.

    Anyways, Kae-hwa is great and I love the little girl! The poor unwanted little girl. If this wasn’t a kdrama rom-com where everything works out, I would expect some trauma to form around being an unwanted child.

    anyways, I agree with you that giving Minwoo a daughter makes the Minwoo x Kaehwa coupling more believable as they are both parents.

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  38. 38 Quaggy

    Thank you for the recap, Javabeans! It’s amazing how fast you are without your recaps loosing one ounce of their funny.

    To be honest, once I saw from a promo thing that there were two little girls instead of just Chae Rim’s little one, I started wondering if the unclaimed one would turn out to be Siwon’s. But I was thinking it would be a later reveal like in Last Scandal. The fact that it’s very early in the show it because something totally different (just like how in You’re Beautiful when Tae-kyung found out Mi-nyeo was a girl by the second episode differentiated it from Coffee Prince). Plus, I bet Min-woo having a little girl will be the reason that Kae-hwa gets re-hired as a maid, to help look after the little girl. I wonder, if that means her daughter will be able to come to live with her too.

    I keep telling myself that I don’t want to get involved with another currently airing drama. Anyone want to take a bet to how long my resolution lasts? ;-)

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  39. 39 yen_nguyen

    I like CSW ( in both Hyang Dan and 18vs29), I like the little pink girl too but I still can’t start this drama.
    may be it’s because of chae Rim….

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  40. 40 crzycpl

    Siwon is SUCH A CUTIE! Those dimples! Cheeky grins. Ahhh…..

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  41. 41 deeta

    I enjoyed the first two episodes immensely. It’s the familiar drama, but for some reason it’s still funny and fresh. It helps that I haven’t see Choi Siwon a lot and it is fun to see a new face. But seriously, Choi Siwon is 23? I didn’t think he was 28, but I certainly thought his age was somewhere near.

    I do have to wonder how Kyehwa and Minwoo will work out. I haven’t seen Good Job, but in Dalja, she was a rather naive girl and her connection with Taebong who was ‘more skilled’ felt more natural. I can’t help but wonder how Kyehwa who is very much mature and established can fall in love with the immature Minwoo.

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  42. 42 Angela

    I don’t know if you guys ever watched this, but Super Junior had this reality show a long time ago where they ended up getting two new English-speaking roommates (the at-the-time-not-so-well-known) Eva and Anya. The show was called “Super Junior Full House.” It was actually a LOT of fun. Even if you don’t like their music (which I don’t), they were highly amusing as people. And, my sister and I noted that there was something about Siwon. He was cute and adorable, yes. But there was something else too. He was learning Chinese at the time, and would help Hankyung out. And, he just seemed to be a real sincere person. So, I have no doubt that he’ll work hard to be a decent, if not good, actor.

    Honestly, I have no idea how that beginning part was all that relevant. I just remembered the show and wanted to reminisce, I guess :)

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  43. 43 Sobia

    I also wonder how this romance is going to develop. It seems quite a stretch to pair up these two characters, but I love Chae Rim as an actress — she is always good, even when the material is lacking– and Siwon! is such a hottie, I am interested to see where this goes. (Yes, Siwon’s name must always be accompanied by an exclamation mark, because look at him and his adorable, energetic and expressive face! Frenetic squeeing cannot be avoided!!!! Aaaaaggggh!!!!!)

    Ahem.

    As for Min woo abandoning the cute kiddy, such an act is deplorable, but I don’t think he would have gone through with it. Minwoo is supposed to be a selfish egomaniac at this point in the show, so we know he has a lot of growing up to do. His ability to even think about abandoning a helpless little girl — who just might be his own child– reinforces that…However, I have a feeling he would have thought better of this bad decision even before the attack of the fangirls and whatever plot course their onslaught puts into place that presumably leads him to gather up the girl again. (I love the frequent depiction of fangirls in kdramas, btw — it’s very meta and awesome.)

    Yes, watching Siwon! run around with an adorable little girl in his arms would be reason enough to watch this show for me. Add in romance, a little fun digging at the entertainment industry (a la YAB), and a little humor, and I am hooked.

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  44. 44 salt

    thanks for the recap… hope you will continue recapping the series.
    i haven’t watch the second epi, but the first epi is adorable. choi si won was good at acting like a very bad actor, it was hilarious!
    i hope this drama will pick up more fans and viewers… so that the recap here will be up to date…. ;)
    thanks again..

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  45. 45 Kat

    I see some eyebrows acting ! =x

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  46. 46 MEL

    Siwon–sooo brave to take on this role that pokes so much fun at his “idol–boy band–flower boy, cabana boy” image (soo much dimples, abs, great body………gotta love this boy!!!!!} and to be paired with adorable Chae Rim–and now 2 little girls, gotta love this!!! How can you not like this???!!!! Thanks JB…can’t wait ’til your next recap……

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  47. 47 Natalie

    Cute episode! I am enjoying this series so far! Thanks very much for your recaps :)

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  48. 48 Alaina

    Definitely enjoying it so far! I’m now starting to look forward to an interesting family dynamic! Not just the usual “Oh when will they get together?” that we so often find in romantic comedies. It’s a nice twist that keeps it fresh and interesting… although we do love those Kdrama conventions for what they are. (o;

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  49. 49 HoNeY*B

    Just fall in love with this drama (although it’s because of Siwon..lol)

    really love the little girl and it was funny when Siwon called her 꼬마

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  50. 50 hjkomo

    Thanks for the great recaps, JB!

    The KMM conversation in ep.1 had me LOL-ing, and Ye Eun (so adorable!) is a nice addition to the story.

    CSW showed promise in both 18 vs. 29 and Legend of Hyang Dan.
    Cabana Boy is a cutie! :D

    Moon Jung Hee is gorgeous, as always (loved her since Alone In Love), and I’m looking forward to seeing how her character develops.

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