Drama Recaps
The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry: Episode 12
by | March 10, 2010 | 47 Comments

The gray hair is actually growing on me, and I think Kim Bum wears it well.

One single lady down, one (two?) more to go!


Kim Bum-soo – “그대와 영원히” (With You Forever) which is sung in this episode. [ Download ]

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Sang-mi arrives in the apartment lobby just in time to see Shin-young, who’s here to offer Sang-woo a friendly shoulder to mope on. She recalls Sang-woo telling her about his ex and realizes Shin-young must be the woman, and follows them upstairs, where she hesitates in the hallway.

Inside the apartment, Shin-young asks about the source of Sang-woo’s depression — does he really like that woman that much, even though she’s married? Thinking that the woman’s son is a young child, Shin-young’s surprised to hear he’s a university student. They commiserate over their age-related love problems, though Sang-woo says Shin-young’s situation isn’t as bad as his own. At least she only has to get over the age gap; she’s not dealing with a spouse or child.

Shin-young confides that Min-jae’s mother came to see her, and the encounter left her feeling awful. Sang-woo points out that from a mother’s point of view this makes sense; this is one of those subtle examples that demonstrate how well these skewed-age couples are matched, because they think in similar terms. Sang-woo says that in her situation, it would have been better to bow her head and shut up, not talk back. (In a “traditional” scenario where the boyfriend’s mother is much older, this behavior would have been automatic, but with these confusing age differences, Shin-young was confused about proper etiquette.)

Belatedly, Sang-woo sees that Sang-mi had called, and calls her back. He invites her over to drink with a friend, which she declines while hurrying away from his apartment, not wanting to be caught here. Knowing her personality, Sang-woo suspects she may actually be calling from the lobby, and hurries down to catch her.

Sang-mi runs into her son in the lobby, who is here to pick up a misdirected package. She urges him away quickly, not wanting Sang-woo to find them here together, and therefore the lobby is empty when Sang-woo gets there.

Disappointed, he returns upstairs where he and Shin-young drink more. Half-joking and half-serious, Sang-woo asks whether he and Shin-young should marry, in an effort to forget his Love That Cannot Be. Shin-young does not approve and hits him over the head with her bag.

Sang-woo reminds Shin-young that this is her doing — she cursed him to fall in love with a married woman with a child and a bad temper. (Well, the curse was only partly true, since Sang-mi’s hardly ugly and fat.)

Shin-young clocks the seriousness of Sang-woo’s expression and asks whether he’s really thinking of marrying the woman if/when she gets divorced. He answers yes.

At home, Da-jung says her last goodbye to Shin-young as a roommate; from tonight, she’ll live with her parents until the wedding. A bit traditional of her, but Da-jung has a traditional streak in her.

Da-jung thanks Shin-young for putting up with her childishness, and tells her, “I’m so glad I don’t have to come home to a dark house or wake up alone anymore.” She wishes Shin-young luck with her romance as well.

Shin-young answers that she’s happy with living alone for now, but after Da-jung leaves, she looks around the place and says, “It feels so empty all of a sudden.” (And then farts. HAHA.)

Shin-young’s team celebrates another great broadcast, this one bringing in a 19.8%. The good news doesn’t last long, however, because Myung-seok has officially been added to her team. Shin-young complains to her (frankly wimpy) boss — she brought in highly rated program, so what’s the point in adding him? The deputy director makes bland excuses that this is “to make an even better program,” which of course Shin-young doesn’t buy.

Myung-seok can never let Shin-young enjoy her moment, and adds that the reason for her high rating is the timeslot — in fact, she should have produced a 25% if she were any good.

It sucks to be in the middle of an old boys clubs, doesn’t it? (I can identify with this on a personal level and it makes this storyline a little hard to watch without dramatic spikes in blood pressure. It’s infuriating, even if I do think Myung-seok is motivated by more than competitive spirit; I wonder if he’s got a bit of a thing for Shin-young and is acting out in a misguided schoolboy sort of provocation, like pulling braids or calling her names. But Gilbert Blythe he is NOT.)

The happy couple anticipate their wedding, and Ban-seok makes sure to size her finger perfectly, since he was so frazzled last time and couldn’t figure out what size to buy.

Ban-seok’s father gives his request (read: command) for the traditional bridal gifts to the groom’s family, which you can think of as a modernized dowry. It seemed earlier like the parents were letting them off easy; they said they have everything they need, so they just wanted a set of clothing per parent. Ban-seok obediently writes down the name of the brand, and Da-jung recognizes them as exorbitantly priced designer labels — in fact, one garment costs nearly 15 million won ($13,000).

Immediately, Ban-seok gets back on the phone to tell his father to pick something cheaper, overriding Da-jung’s protests that she’ll get blamed. True enough, right away she gets a text from Ban-seok’s father.

The father meets her at Ban-seok’s apartment, intent on delivering her a dressing-down. Ban-seok speaks up for his bride, but his father barrels right over his timid protests. In fact, in punishment for Ban-seok’s insubordination, now he’s doubling the order — TWO sets of clothing per parent!

Da-jung knows there’s no point fighting and agrees. However, she does ask him to stop referencing how old she is, because every criticism begins with the qualifier “At your age,” and it makes her feel bad.

In response, he doubles the order again, making it FOUR garments each! Ban-seok is about to have an apoplectic fit, but Da-jung agrees readily, saying with an edge to her voice, “I’m the top interpreter in this country. I’m capable of doing that much.”

Da-jung holds in her anger until she sees Bu-ki, to whom she complains fiercely. All told, eight garments from this brand adds up to about $100,000! Bu-ki makes a sly suggestion, telling Da-jung of a friend who had received such outrageous requests for the bridal gifts that in the end, the bride had given fakes. Too bad Da-jung can’t get away with this, since Ban-seok’s father is the type to get the gifts appraised straightaway.

Feeling miserable for the way his father treated Da-jung, Ban-seok gives her his bank book, seal, and PIN. He wants her to buy the gifts with his money. Da-jung protests, insisting she can afford to do it herself. Overcome with guilt, Ban-seok vows, “I’ll love you lots for the rest of my life, and I’ll treat your parents really well, I promise!”

This has an unexpected reaction: Da-jung starts to tear up, and runs into the bedroom before she bursts into tears. Ban-seok worries, but she cries, “I’m so happy, I can’t believe it. To be this happy, I must really have been lonely all this time. I’m so happy right now, my heart feels like it’s melting.” She grabs him in a hug and declares, “I love you so much!” He returns the sentiment.

Hilariously, with this issue settled, their minds turn to other thoughts, namely that they’re together alone in his bedroom. Demonstrating more of his elephantine grace, Ban-seok jumps on top of her, then nearly falls off the bed in his haste to undress.

Unfortunately for them, Dad re-enters the apartment in search of his forgotten cell phone, sending the couple scrambling to regain their composure. Ban-seok tries to act like nothing is up, but his father takes one look at his mussed hair and knows what they’ve been up to.

After his father leaves, Ban-seok returns to the bedroom, thinking to resume their liaison. Too bad Da-jung has found porn in his closet! He flings the magazines under the bed and insists is his only stash from years ago.

She accepts this, but she’s not in the mood anymore and she’s got an appointment to keep, so Da-jung leaves. Poor Ban-seok.

The presence of Myung-seok in Shin-young’s team meeting brings everyone down, aggravated by the fact that he summarily kills everyone’s story ideas.

Shin-young takes a break to drop by Min-jae’s studio and asks for a song to calm her spirits. The universe chooses that moment to have Sang-mi call her son, thereby ensuring that those spirits have got to remain ruffled for a moment longer.

Shin-young admits that she had met Min-jae’s mother, who is dead-set against the idea of them dating. Her declaration that she likes Min-jae seriously may have been the “wrong” thing to say to her boyfriend’s disapproving mother, but it makes Min-jae happy.

What bums her out about the parental opposition is that it’s not because Shin-young has a dozen divorces to her name or is a gambling addict — those are things she would understand. But it’s purely that she’s older than him, which is nothing she can control. Therefore, “It feels too unfair to step back because of that.”

Sang-mi has developed the habit of dealing with Sang-woo in passive ways; too uncertain to see him in person, she still comes by the apartment lobby occasionally and checks the mailbox. Today she finds a box containing pearl earrings and a note from Sang-woo saying that he’d like to see her before his next flight next week.

She runs into Shin-young in the lobby, who takes this opportunity to try to get along better. Shin-young asks to have lunch or tea together the next day, because she wants to tell her something. Sang-mi is not very cooperative and tells her to say it here. Shin-young answers, keeping her voice respectful, “I’m going to keep dating Min-jae. I really like him.”

Recognizing that this merits more discussion, Sang-mi agrees to meet her at her work cafe the next day. Shin-young receives her with warmth, not perturbed that this is obviously Sang-mi’s strategic choice to keep Shin-young on the defensive, since she has to be careful not to make a scene at work.

What follows is a verbal duel between the two women, cloaked in cold pleasantries. Sang-mi asks how it feels to date a student — do they have things to talk about? (Implication: You old thing can’t possibly communicate easily with a younger man.) Shin-young replies that she likes it; she offers advice, and Min-jae fills her in on youthful topics of interest. For instance, she has told him, “You never know what life brings, so pay some attention to your studies. I’d like if you could write music for movies, and later also lecture at university.”

Sang-mi says that she’s getting too far ahead of herself. Shin-young replies that Sang-mi must have wanted to tell Min-jae a similar thing. (Implication: You can try to deny it, but you agree with me.) Sang-mi comments that this makes it seem Shin-young is viewing Min-jae through mother’s eyes. (Implication: You sicko.)

Their voices are even and polite all through this, even as Sang-mi says that she wouldn’t date a 24-year-old if she were 34. Shin-young agrees: “I fell in love, and that man happened to be 24. What could I do?” Sang-mi is annoyed that none of her barbs are making an impact, so she retorts, “You seem quite sly.”

Shin-young is interrupted by Na Young-hee, who is essentially playing herself as a glamorous veteran television actress. Na congratulates Shin-young on her successful show, heaping on the compliments, and even asks for Shin-young’s autograph — her niece’s dream is to be a broadcast reporter and is a fan.

Sang-mi sits by with a sour expression on her face. She’s loath to admit, however grudgingly, that maybe Shin-young isn’t a horrible loser fox out to ensnare her innocent lamb of a son. (She lets slip that she knows who the woman is, which directly contradicts her previous statement that she doesn’t watch television. She’d said it as a jab at Shin-young, making light of her profession. Shin-young gracefully lets this slide.)

Of course, it turns out that Na Young-hee was sent by Shin-young’s colleagues purposely to make an impression on Sang-mi — it’s like Da-jung’s “get-married-scheme” in reverse.

Shin-young asks, “What was Min-jae like when he was young?” Sang-mi counters, “Isn’t he still young?” Shin-young replies, “No, he’s not. He’s a man to me.”

A seeming truce is struck when Sang-mi and Shin-young meet again, this time to show the latter baby pictures of Min-jae (and those really are Kim Bum, too cute!).

Just when you start to think that Sang-mi is warming up to this whole relationship, she introduces Shin-young to a gaggle of young ladies, all students, who join them at the table. Soon it becomes clear: this is Mom’s revenge, haha. Not to be outdone, she has brought these girls here — all Min-jae’s childhood friends and classmates — to point out just how silly it seems for Shin-young to be dating him. In fact, he used to date one, and Yuri explains that they’d agreed to marry each other if they found themselves both single at 29.

Shin-young says she’s intending to introduce Min-jae to her mother soon. Sang-mi says, oh-so-politely, “Has she had her 60th yet?” (Sixty is a big birthday in Korea.) At that age, that makes her like a grandmother to Min-jae.

Shin-young forces great big laughs, smiling a too-big smile, because what else can she do?

When she sees Min-jae later, she brings up Yuri, muttering childishly that he should just date her then. She denies that she’s being jealous, but Min-jae knows better.

She’s here because she needs to pick out a song to sing at Da-jung’s wedding. As she tinkers with the keyboard, Min-jae looks at her intently, then tells her softly, “I’m going to propose to you within three years.”

Ban-seok presents Da-jung with a ring, sighing that it was incredibly hard to pick a design. He tells her she can exchange it if she likes, and I’m sure all women would like to be able to decline graciously that No honey it’s fine — but that is one damn ugly ring. So she says sweetly that yes, she will return it, but softens it by adding, “Thank you, I love you!”

However, trying on her wedding dress makes her think she looks even older, so she hies herself to the plastic surgeon’s office for a quick-fix remedy. Seeing the Botox needle gives her pause, but upon recollection of her father-in-law’s criticism, she goes through with it.

Over a mother-son dinner, Sang-mi tries to steer Min-jae’s interest toward Yuri, whom she talks up as pretty and sweet. Min-jae turns the conversation to his father, who is currently staying with his family and is preparing divorce papers.

Min-jae senses that his mother is hiding something from him — she’s looking happier these days and is even dressing up. When Sang-mi makes a pointed comment about Shin-young, he gently warns her, “Please don’t insult her.” He says that he’d treat her boyfriend well no matter his age, which is probably setting him up for a difficult challenge once the truth comes out about Sang-woo.

The next day, Sang-woo surprises Sang-mi in the grocery store (he’d been coming by often in hopes he’d run into her), since she doesn’t call him. They sit down for coffee, and he suggests that they have dinner with her son: “When you divorce, I want to propose to you. I’m serious.”

Surprised, Sang-mi takes a moment to respond, and the news isn’t good for Sang-woo. Her husband begged for forgiveness, and she decided to take him back. Sang-mi advises Sang-woo to do the same and get back with his girlfriend. He doesn’t see that as a possibility, since his ex is in love with another guy, “and I’m in love with you.”

Hurriedly, she cuts him off and pleads with her to get back with her, “for my sake.” She admits she was attracted to him, but her family is more important to her.

The three friends have one last dinner as a trio of singletons, where Da-jung stuffs her face. (She had dieted to fit into her dress, and now her face is wrinkly.) Warning her friends about looking older in a wedding dress, she urges them to take pictures now while they still look their youngest, either with their top marriage prospect or even solo. They can always photoshop them later. Haha.

And then they hit the karaoke room. (Impersonating… is that 2NE1? Sorry, I’m not up on my idol groups.)

And then, it’s wedding day!

The only hiccup comes when Bu-ki, walking down the aisle with Shin-young, recognizes Ban-seok’s father and her expression darkens, as does his. What can this mean?

Otherwise, all goes pretty smoothly. At one point Da-jung starts to tear up, so Shin-young grabs two spoons and makes funny faces to keep her from bursting into tears.

Shin-young gives a congratulatory address for the bride, starting off by saying that Da-jung has been often asked why such a smart, successful woman like her wants to be married so much. This speech takes the place of her usual voiceover:

Shin-young: “Da-jung is someone with the desire to share love. More than getting married, she wants a friend to eat together with, to walk the street with, to grow old with. Rather than being alone in an empty house, it’s much better to be with someone I love, who loves me. Living together, you may feel disappointed in each other and fight, but isn’t accepting all that what marriage teaches you? Our sweet Jung Da-jung — I hope you’ll live happily the rest of your life. This has been UBN News’ Lee Shin-young.”

Next, Min-jae steps up to give the address for the groom, and puts a frown on Ban-seok’s face by taking credit for this marriage as his frequent dating coach. LOL.

Min-jae: “Hyung showed me how much of a beautiful, courageous, and wonderful person you can turn into when a man loves a woman. It makes me think that I want to become an impressive person for the person I love now.”

With that, he starts to perform the song posted at the top, called “그대와 영원히” (With You Forever). It’s a Yoo Jae-ha song from 1987, but I actually prefer this version posted here, Kim Min-jong‘s version from 1996, because it feels more sincere. Lyrics here. [ Download ]

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I love that as Min-jae sings, Da-jung and Ban-seok smile through clenched teeth and mutter to each other that this was supposed to be a song for them, but he’s using this as his own love confession! Ban-seok worries — what if Min-jae forces him to sing? He can’t sing!

His worry was well-founded, because Min-jae presents him with a microphone and forces him to sing. He’s bad, but it’s cute.

The mood is lively, and the event progresses to the festivities, where Shin-young catches the bouquet.

Meanwhile, Sang-mi finds out that Sang-woo has given his notice to move out of the apartment. She thinks to herself, “I miss you,” and calls him to ask why he’s moving. Sang-woo answers that it’s difficult on him, adding, “I love you, Sang-mi. Please take care.”

He asks to see her one last time, and when she starts to decline, he gives the name of the wedding hall in hopes that she will come to him.

Shin-young and Min-jae linger in the hall after everyone leaves. He asks what they should do tonight, and she suggests that they can hang out at home, eating dinner and watching a DVD. She’s thinking of a simple date, but Min-jae thinks with more seriousness, and asks meaningfully, “Can I sleep over?” She thinks for a moment, then answers, “Sure.”

Sang-mi arrives at the wedding hall to find it empty, and lingers for a moment. As she leaves, Sang-woo steps into the hall, and is so relieved to see her that he grabs her in a hug.

Shin-young wanders out in time to catch them kissing, and recognizes them both.


Finally, a connection between the two couples! This has got to be awkward, particularly given how coldly Sang-mi has treated Shin-young. On the other hand, I wonder if this will give Shin-young insight into Sang-mi’s dislike of her. While I think Sang-mi’s attitude is perfectly believable just as a mother, I have to think there are self-loathing aspects tied in there.

Sang-mi and Shin-young are complete opposites, but by the same token, you could look at them as alternate-universe versions of each other. What could Sang-mi have been if she hadn’t accidentally gotten pregnant at twenty and had to marry a man who doesn’t love her? Min-jae has pointed out that Sang-mi is particularly harsh against career women. Normally I hate (hate HATE!) the “You’re just jealous” rationale applied to women (because it actually marginalizes valid reasons, since the jealousy argument paints women as irrational and emotional creatures and dismisses everything they have to say with one fell swoop — throwing the baby out with the bathwater). BUT, this is one of the few times where I feel it’s probably true, and built into Sang-mi’s character.


47 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Molly

    I didn’t think I’d say this, but I agree that Kim Bum pulls off the grey hair well. Thanks for the recap, wonderfully written as usual. I can’t believe the drama ends tomorrow…Thankfully the recaps end much after that! 🙂

  2. Elise

    I haven’t been able to see this with subs yet!!! Thank you so much! Kim Bum could sleep over at my house anytime 😉 lol

  3. mamacat

    Can’t wait to watch this. Great music too! Thanks for the recaps. They’re keeping me going until I can watch the dvds.

  4. Bloop

    YYYAAAAYYY!! Another recap!! Thank you!!

  5. Kender

    Those..are hideous bridesmaid dresses. ><;; Dajung, I love you, but seriously? Way to fail.

    As I was reading this, I was thinking to myself "Wow, this is all happening a bit soon, isn't it?" And then I realized that this is the 12th episode, and that we're more than halfway through the drama. I honestly hadn't realized haha.

    I wonder what's going to happen with Buki, though. As of yet, she's had no real romantic attachments, and I'm wondering if they're going to give her any sort of love interest at all.

  6. skye

    why is no one subbing this? *sobs*

  7. vanc2010

    wow! this ends tomorrow?! thanks for the wonderful recaps!

  8. okdubu

    too bad the hair returns to black all of a sudden soon!

    the most recent episodes have been kinda meh for me; but i hope it finishes off with a zang!

  9. Molly

    I’m curious about Bu-ki too. She’s content being single so I don’t think the writer(s) will pair her up and assume a happy-ever-after ending, but instead leave things more open-ended and independent, just like she is.

    Also, let me add that I cannot stand Myung-seok. He reminds me a lot of Lee Kyu-han’s character in Smile, except that Myung-seok is cunning and shifty without the mama’s-boy-cuteness/innocence that makes Han-se a silly antagonist. Myung-seok is a baaad, annoying man. Ugh.

  10. 10 bluelime

    thanks for the recap!! =)

  11. 11 gloria

    “The only hiccup comes when Bu-ki, walking down the aisle with Shin-young, recognizes Ban-seok’s father and her expression darkens, as does his. What can this mean?”

    I think Ban-seok’s father found Bu-ki look quite familiar, you know, as the “ex-girlfriend’s older sister”…

  12. 12 fionnula

    @skye – WithS2 is subbing it but they’re really behind with the episodes. The subs they released this week were episode 8.

  13. 13 eljay

    #6 skye – “why is no one subbing this? *sobs*”

    It is being subbed here: http://withs2.com/view/still-marry-me

    at viikii.net too, but only the early episodes at the moment.

  14. 14 charles

    Thanks for the great recap.Above you say, Gilbert Blythe,he is NOT.JB,I’m everso curious;are you anything like that wonderful Anne?A guy like me,lives in hope 🙂

  15. 15 WOW

    Yay!!! Thanks so much for the great recaps!!!

  16. 16 cranky

    LOL @ the Gilbert Blythe comment! And Anne would have kicked his ass if this stupid sunbae is Gilbert.

  17. 17 skye

    @ fionnula and eljay

    thank you both for the info! i’m so happy that withs2 is subbing. i guess i’ll just have to be patience for someone to upload the eps cause i don’t know how to do the whole fitting subs onto raw video files

  18. 18 frumbie

    Anne of Green Gables reference! i like it!

    aaahhh can’t believe that the last episode is tonight!

    • 18.1 Nikki

      I also love the Anne of Green Gables reference! I LOVE you JB 🙂

  19. 19 Anonymous

    I feel for both Shin-young and Sang-mi. I also married a man-boy half a decade younger than me. PLUS I married at the ripe age of 30. PLUS I’m also Asian. PLUS I’m a mom now.

    It’s just the timing that’s different… Hubby’s mom is already dating a 10-year younger man when I was introduced to her. That made all the difference…

    If only Shin-young had my luck and I have all her clothes! 🙂

  20. 20 chibi

    Thanks for the recap. Great as always. That Gilbert remark made me laugh.
    I caught myself watching reruns of the Series. I still like it.
    If you want to find a guy as great as him, you’ll find him in a k-drama for sure.

    I can’t hardly wait for the last episode. 15 was so sad. I hope for the best for each couple.

    I don’t think Bu-ki will have something with Shin-young’s colleague. He is just too mean or rather selfish for her to like him at all.

  21. 21 supah

    The grey hair reminds me of the Lee character in Tekken, Kazuya Mishima’s evil playboy cousin.

  22. 22 snail

    Thanks for the wonderful recaps, as always. It made what I’ve watched more sense (lots of imagination required for me to watch RAW, sigh….). A bit surprised to see MinJae’s hair goes black again, and makes me sigh, miss his grey hair (and it’s just seconds ago…). I’ve been waiting to see the characters find out who’s dating who, and now the wait is rewarded :). Made me smile after a hard day, that’s for sure.

  23. 23 Selina

    Great analysis and recap again. And I do agree with you on the last part. I also hate it whenever they simplify the rationale for women’s action by throwing in jealousy in any part — either in real life or the movies or even literature!

  24. 24 estel

    Yay for an Anne of Green Gables reference! And I have to admit the grey hair was growing on me, too. Surprising how he can make it work.

    Thanks once again for a great recap. I’m very much enjoying the character development of this series, because I feel that it’s very natural, even if the situation is highly unrealistic. It’s the mark of good writing when you believe the characters even when you can’t believe the story.

  25. 25 ernie

    Ahaha Gilbert Blythe. 😀 I love the Anne of Green Gables series, and Gilbert was one of my favorite characters. So romantic and all that mushy crap. 🙂

  26. 26 birdscout

    When Shin-young and Sang-woo are drinking together and she hits him with her bag, something falls out unnoticed by the two of them. I wonder how this will figure in the story.

    @ javabeans

    This is the second reference to Gilbert Blythe, pulling braids, and “Carrots!” that I’ve read in your posts. I loved the Green Gables books, and the Kevin Sullivan TV version was perfect. I had a huge crush on Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe as a teen. Thanks for bringing back those memories! LOL (And I agree that Myung-seok is definitely NOT Gilbert Blythe!)

  27. 27 Anonymous

    @25 birdscout

    that something was the reason why she returned to Sangwoo’s place and there she saw Sangmi checking out the mailbox… *i think*

  28. 28 shinhyesungluv

    Is plastic surgery that commonplace? It wasn’t a big deal and Da-jung hardly thought about it before deciding to get a fixup.

  29. 29 javabeans

    I considered that Ban-seok’s father recognized Bu-ki as the fake sister when the girls dressed up, but Shin-young didn’t react so I wondered if there was more to the recognition.

    @25, @27
    Shin-young dropped her USB flash drive. I left that part out because ultimately it didn’t do much for the plot — it gave her a reason to go back to Sang-woo’s place to pick it up, where she ran into Sang-mi.

  30. 30 origummy

    Thanks so much for recapping this series! I wouldn’t have even known to watch it before reading your posts.

    This was a great episode and YES, the girls were imitating 2NE1 in the karaoke room, which was hilarious since they were paraphrasing some lyrics in the song–instead of singing “we’re 21 (2NE1)” she sings “we’re 34!”–gotta love it ^__^

    • 30.1 Lilian

      oh….so that was it! I was thinking it sounded weird but I don’t know Korean so not too sure why =)

  31. 31 jusash


    This very highly addictive ride is officially over today. :(( ……

    While this hopelessly addicted goner here has watched and read the Chinese subs more or less, up to current last eppie 16 …. I will still be stalking these delish recaps for withdrawal sustenance! 🙂

    didn’t like MJ in suit nor SY in bridesmaid dress – to me, they looked like a couple from some high school prom, and the suit highlighted MJ’s skinnier youth frame.

    MISS the grey hair too!! after the initial shock, i think it sits well on him – better than black actually.
    they never did explain why he switched back … and it was also amazing how Min Jae achieved so much in one day. it was all done after attending Da Jung’s wedding


    plus they also went back to her place after … then later, had the 4-some face off etc etc.

    where do they find the energy?

  32. 32 birdscout

    @11 @29

    I got the feeling there was something more “serious” between Bu-ki and
    Ban-seok’s father because Bu-ki is such a cool and collected character who is able to take most things in stride, but when she recognized Ban-seok’s father she seemed rather startled and upset. But then again, when she dressed up as the older sister of Ban-seok’s “ex” Bu-ki would have seen the father and we were never shown that she recognized him in that situation.

  33. 33 mumuchan

    Just wanted to say, I love you for the Gilbert Blythe reference^^

  34. 34 joujou

    I thought Da-jung made the brides maids dresses purposefully not cute so that the brides maids would not upstage her in appearance. Oh wow, Min-jae you really are a man! (Asking to sleep over) I really misread the part where Shin-young is tell Min-jae about Yuri. “As she tinkers with the keyboard, Min-jae looks at her intently, then tells her softly, “I’m going to propose to you within three years.”” Does shin -young hear him say this? I thought Min jae was saying “I will propose to you in 3 years.” I which case I was like you little bastard. Shin-Young will be 37. You know how she feels about age. Then I reread it. So he is giving himself up to 3 years to try and propose? Interesting.

  35. 35 giddygirl108

    Omg…I’m about to SWOON from looking at all of the stills of Kim Bum looking at Park Jin-Hee…the way he just LOOKS at her. *sighs*

  36. 36 jusash

    @ 34 jou-jou

    ” Oh wow, Min-jae you really are a man! (Asking to sleep over) ”

    Ha Min Jae has always been the mischievous OPPORTUNIST in this drama – he’s intelligent, a fast thinker and very quick on the uptake.

    Their lively banters, and his teasing, cheeky provocative retorts has been one of factors (among so many) that kept me captivated throughout.

    How could he let any invite like that pass? 😛

  37. 37 chibi

    I do have to add that I am glad he is back to dark hair. Although I agree that he can pull it off I like him with black hair more. No matter what the colour I do love his hairstyle. Really suits him.

  38. 38 Chocolatetree

    AHH! An Anne of Green Gables reference!!! I love you even more now Javabeans!!! <3

    I really want to watch this drama but I shall wait till it is finished and all subbed to watch it. Although, reading it is exciting enough, but the dynamics are so cute and realistic here… LOVE IT.

  39. 39 Princess61

    Thank you so much for the recap. I’ve been waiting patiently for Episode 12+ to be english subbed. I’m enjoying this drama so much and am thinking of purchasing the DVD for my collection when it’s out. Thanks again.

  40. 40 Yuki

    Thanks for the recaps, javabeans! =D

    Kim Bum’s baby pictures are SO cute <333

  41. 42 eclipse

    Oh JB, i thought the first song that Min Jae sang alone and the song he sang together with Ban Seok after that are two different songs, because the mood is so different. I kinda like the latter version, because they sang it with cheerful tunes, and i`ve been wondering what the title of the song. I wish they also put it in the soundtrack with all the cast sing it together cheerfully…

    Oh i soo…gonna miss his white hair….he`s like a fairy tale creature with it.

  42. 43 Joyce

    Thanks for the recaps, I’ve caught up.

  43. 44 IcyPetal

    Ahhh thanks for the recap! 🙂 I watched it with Chinese subs but i missed some stuff
    I lovee Kim bum <3
    But if all the couples marry like they should, it's going to be so awkward XD
    Sang Woo would be Shin Young's "dad" and they're the same age 😛
    and then Kim Bum would have a new dad too hehehe.
    I wish Boo Ki had a lovestory :3

  44. 45 val

    anyone know the background music when sang mi went to sang woon house at the beginning (after sang woon got a missed call and called sang mi back) ? thankss 😀

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