Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 6
by | April 8, 2010 | 84 Comments

Jazz hands! I was trying to split these intro screenshots equally between Choi Siwon and Chae Rim, but what can I say, dude makes some funny faces.

Well, this is moving faster than I thought it would. In a kdrama, that’s almost always a good thing, since it keeps us on our toes.

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EPISODE 6 RECAP

After Min-woo does the macho Korean wrist-grab and leads Kae-hwa out of the apartment, they sit outside where she apologizes profusely, sorry for having initiated the DNA test. If not for her, Yoon-seok wouldn’t have found out about the results. She wishes she had thought faster and lied about it.

Oddly enough, Min-woo is much less agitated than she is, sitting there with a half-smile on his face as he calls her a meddler. She asks why he punched his manager. Min-woo retorts, was he just supposed to stand by with Yoon-seok saying such crap? Kae-hwa’s not upset that he did the hitting, but she is worried that Min-woo would get himself into more trouble.

The adults do briefly worry about Ye-eun, but the little girl can more than hold her own. Especially appearing suddenly dressed in a white shift in her creepy-mute way, like a ghost in the night. Before spotting her, Yoon-seok pockets the DNA test, muttering, “Wait and see. You dare hit me?” Then he turns and gasps to see the girl, before he realizes the ghostly image is just Ye-eun.

She starts to cry, and like so many grown men who are otherwise capable of handing difficult situations, the sight (and sound) of a bawling girl has him completely flummoxed. Yoon-seok is actually kind of funny here, because he’s completely at a loss as to how to react. He calls Min-woo and barks at him to do something about the kid. He leaves the apartment after shooting Min-woo a hard look.

The next day, Yoon-seok seeks out Min-woo at the gym, acting like things are back to normal and the whole descent into violence was just a blip on the radar. He cautions Min-woo to be careful with Kae-hwa and to keep her close for now, to make sure she stays in line.

Min-woo has noticed the removal of the DNA documents and asks if Yoon-seok took the test results. Yoon-seok evades the question, asking if that one piece of paper is so important. Clearly he expects the answer to be no, but when your career rests upon it, I’D SAY DUH IT IS.

At home, Min-woo tells Kae-hwa to be careful from now on not to let the situation out. He then comes upon Ye-eun drawing with crayons, and comments on the crude drawing. Sure it’s not Picasso, but the kid is, well, a kid. At his remark, Ye-eun picks up her drawing pad and actually hides the picture from Min-woo, which is adorable and hilarious. Hmph! Little baby’s got pride.

It gets even better when Min-woo enters his room and shouts in outrage. Somebody has scribbled all over his huge wall photo, of which he is very proud. One guess who that might be!

Seeing the black crayon smudged all over Min-woo’s face, Kae-hwa points out that he had it coming: “So why insult someone else’s drawing?” And despite the desecration of Min-woo’s face, Bok-nim takes this as a good sign that the girl is starting to express her feelings, even if it’s through vandalism.

Shi-joon has hired someone to follow his wife around to gather proof of her cheating. As she lunches with her man on the side, Jung-ah notices a parked car just outside, whose driver is pointing a camera at her. She runs out to confront the snooper, but the car pulls away. I don’t really know why she seems surprised because Lady, you’re really not being very discreet as far as illicit affairs go.

In fact, Shi-joon looks more conflicted at having her investigated than Jung-ah does at cheating, which I suppose tells us just how very shameless Jung-ah is. But JUST in case you didn’t get that message, we have the following scene:

Jung-ah heads to the office to confirm that Shi-joon is having her followed. She’s got some chutzpah taking HIM to task for not confronting her directly, suggesting that he didn’t want to bother saying the words himself. She’s actually offended, saying, “I’ve never insulted you like this.” What with all the cheating and the sneaking around and lying, NEVAH!

Her misplaced righteousness knows no bounds, because she adds, “I didn’t know you were the type of person who would do this.” Uh, HELLO?

Jung-ah tells him to fight with her instead of bringing in a third party, and okay, she has a point there. Only, I seem to recall that she also “brought in” a third party, so to speak. With that, she storms out.

Kae-hwa has returned to the office early from lunch, in time to overhear most of this argument. She tries to hide, but Shi-joon sees her through the blinds. Unable to pretend she didn’t witness the scene, Kae-hwa hesitantly enters his office to explain that she didn’t mean to overhear. He gives her a curt nod to acknowledge this, and she ducks back out.

When the others return from lunch, the conversation turns to musicals and reveals Kae-hwa’s painfully limited knowledge of the musical world — she doesn’t even know what an intermission is, and hasn’t ever seen a show. That’s hardly something to be proud of, and although Jin-ho says so nicely, the point is clear: she’s unqualified to hold her job.

Lucky for her, there’s a new musical out, for which Shi-joon and Min-woo have both received complimentary tickets via business contacts. Kae-hwa eyes Min-woo’s tickets and tries to segue into the topic naturally, working up to her pitch. Who is he going to the show with? At his noncommittal response, she suggests that if he’s not busy, she can go with him.

Min-woo’s shocked she’d even think that, and laughs: “Ajumma, do you think I’d have nobody to go with? The problem is I have too many.” He mutters that he’d rather not go than go with her. A little stung by his easy dismissal of her, she gripes to herself that she doesn’t care to go with HIM — she just wants to go to the musical.

Min-woo wonders why she’s so interested. Still miffed, Kae-hwa snaps at him, saying that she’s never been to a musical before. He’s incredulous, but she points out that tickets are expensive, and to all the country’s ajummas who live by scrimping and bargain-hunting, a $100 ticket is a lot of money. It’s not like they’re rolling in luxury, unlike some people.

He’s chastened at that — it’s like he genuinely didn’t consider the money angle until she pointed it out — and proposes giving her a 50% discount, deducted from her salary, in exchange for the ticket. She mutters that he got the tickets for free, but when faced with Min-woo withdrawing the offer altogether, she jumps on it and asks for a bigger discount. Say, 70%. Min-woo agrees, warning her not to look too shabby because he’ll have to be seen with her.

Min-woo goes shopping for clothes with Yura, who is buying him an outfit in thanks for agreeing to be the brand model for her company. A crowd of fangirls — and the Pesky Reporter — mill around the window to snap photos of Min-woo looking friendly with Yura, and she makes the most of the opportunity to touch his jacket repeatedly. She might as well stick a sign on him announcing “MINE” (subtitle: seduction pending).

As often happens when Min-woo is around Yura, he speaks without thinking and invites her to the musical that night. It’s not until he heads back to his car — safely out of orbit from Yura’s narcissistic gravity — that he remembers his deal to take Kae-hwa, and he grimaces. He calls his management to ask for another ticket to rectify the situation.

Reporter Han follows Yura in his car and makes a gutsy move to cut her off in order to force a meeting with her. He has been growing more desperate with each failure to find a decent story, and now he’s dead-set on getting his Min-woo scoop. He demands to know what Yura’s relationship to Min-woo is, and says he’s been gathering evidence. Why doesn’t she just reveal the relationship already?

Yura answers that they’re not at “that stage” yet, which is enough of an answer to delight the reporter, who asks for an off-the-record chat. As she doesn’t actually dislike the idea of making her relationship known — in fact, she’d love being known as his girlfriend — she agrees.

She happily runs through old stories of their relationship, highlighting how smitten Min-woo was over her in the past. However, to Reporter Han’s ears this is boring stuff. He’s dismayed to hear Yura describe their relationship as quite innocent. In her mind, this doesn’t make it less of a relationship, but to the reporter this sounds like kiddie play. So there’s nothing juicy? That’s it?

Kae-hwa looks forward to her outing all day, hurrying home after work to finish the housework and get ready. But just as she’s rushing out, she gets a call from her ex-husband about taking Min-ji for the night. Disappointed, she tries to tell him she has important plans, but at the end of the day it’s really not much of a contest. She picks Min-ji up, telling Min-woo she can’t make it.

Mother and daughter bond over a sauna session and have a fun day of it. Bok-nim, on the other hand, thinks Kae-hwa is crazy for giving up this chance to go to a musical with Min-woo. She invites Min-ji over for the night — bribing the girl with new DVDs — depriving Kae-hwa of the chance to protest.

But first, Kae-hwa needs a new outfit. While she doesn’t quite get a full makeover, Bok-nim insists on buying Kae-hwa a new dress that’s more fit for the occasion. Once she’s appropriately attired, she rushes for the theater, running late because of the last-minute plan changes.

Min-woo arrives at the theater with Yura and naturally causes a stir. He had given away Kae-hwa’s ticket when she first called, then had to take it back when she called back to say she would make it after all. Yura catches him looking around the lobby, and although he tells her it’s nothing, it’s obvious he’s looking for Kae-hwa. Even after they’re seated, he’s distracted and excuses himself from his seat to head out to the lobby to wait, where Kae-hwa finally comes running in.

Once inside, Kae-hwa greets Yura happily, but does not get back the same friendly response. Honestly, this whole scenario is worth it just to see the sour look on Yura’s face, and how utterly unfazed by it Kae-hwa is.

This dynamic continues through the performance, which Kae-hwa finds completely captivating. Yura is too cool to laugh at its jokes and Min-woo keeps his reaction to a smile, but Kae-hwa claps her hands together in childlike delight. In a moving moment, she wipes away tears.

(You may notice that Min-woo’s reactions are halfway between the two extremes. Yura doesn’t have much of a response at all, but Min-woo looks like he’s engaged by the show, even if he is too cool to express it as openly as Kae-hwa.)

On their way out of the theater, they run into Shi-joon and Jung-ah, who have come together. Thus the two groups join together to make up a table of five at the afterparty.

Jung-ah keeps up pleasant conversation, and when Kae-hwa enthusiastically raves about the musical, calling it “really, really fun,” Yura catches on to Kae-hwa’s relative ignorance of the genre and baits her, asking for more details. Min-woo is embarrassed on her behalf (she’s coming off rather gauche), while the others continue the conversation with more enlightened remarks about the background of the lead actor and the expression of emotions.

Feeling left out, Kae-hwa excuses herself to head over to the buffet tables, and when she looks back at her companions continuing their discussion, it makes her feel even more out of place. She stands alone, shoving desserts into her mouth.

In the bathroom, Yura solidifies her status as The One To Wish Bad Things Upon, commenting to Kae-hwa, “Your dress is stylish… though it doesn’t really suit you… Clothing and places have to suit a person. You didn’t have to come along — didn’t you understand that?”

Kae-hwa tells her not to worry, as she’s old enough not to mistake Min-woo’s kindness for more meaningful attention. Yura tells her to not hang around Min-woo — she could ruin his image if other people misunderstand their relationship. (Oh, how I wish mental slaps were effective.)

Shi-joon’s rival, Producer Eom, arrives at the party with Kae-hwa’s ex, Byung-hak. They’ve just formed a business relationship, and Byung-hak’s pretty starstruck.

The two ex-spouses are shocked to run into each other, and the bickering commences immediately. Byung-hak can’t believe she left Min-ji to come to this “important event,” while she thinks his involvement in another business venture is doomed to end badly. He’s keeping this a secret from his father, which means he knows it’s not something that would be met with approval, and has failed in ventures in the past. He obviously thinks he’s more capable than he actually is, and has grand ambitions.

He wonders why she’s here, and sneers, “Are you here to work in the kitchen?” She tells him to mind his own business and stalks off. But he’s soon gawking at the sight of Kae-hwa chatting with Min-woo, who offers her a cookie and asks her to find out the name of the song that’s playing. (Thanks to reader Maggie, here are the songs: it’s “The Winner Takes It All” and here’s the download for the musical version, as well as the Meryl Streep version from Mamma Mia.)

Kae-hwa’s had enough of this shindig so she grabs her things and starts to leave, at which point Byung-hak grabs her and takes her aside. He has heard from his colleague that Kae-hwa is working for a musical company, and calls her irresponsible for dumping their kid off at home. He also prods for info on her relationship to Min-woo (as he’s eager for introductions).

The tensions rise as he warns her not to go around messing things up for him, because he is working to advance his standing in this field. She retorts that he’d better not ruin another business.

Byung-hak isn’t one to take that kind of talk from her, so he accuses her of giving herself careerwoman airs. Just as her party comes within earshot, he says derisively, “You can’t even pay rent and got kicked out!” His voice booms and everyone in the lobby stares at her.

Mortified, Kae-hwa has no response to that and turns to go, which is when — BAM! — a waiter collides with her, spilling drinks all over her and her pretty new dress.

(Which would be a moment that would have had a lot more impact if it weren’t an exact replica of the one in Last Scandal, with the movie star looking on as his ajumma-housekeeper drips in beverages.)

Min-woo starts to step toward Kae-hwa, but Yura holds him back, saying that people are looking. In shame, Kae-hwa hurries away meekly, leaving both men looking troubled.

In fact, even Jung-ah looks sympathetic to Kae-hwa’s humiliation, showing us that even the shameless hussy of a cheating wife is more relatable than that smug Yura, who actually looks like she may be enjoying this.

Kae-hwa fights her tears on the bus ride back, and the others likewise make their drives home in pensive quiet.

Min-woo gets to the apartment first and calls out for Kae-hwa. A few moments later, she comes in carrying Ye-eun, but ignores him and heads straight for the bedroom, not even looking up at him.

Min-woo’s feeling bad but doesn’t really know what to do about it, so he loiters outside the room to speak to her when she comes out. He starts out with a sympathetic tone, about to say, “Din…” (as in, did she eat dinner), then goes for the brusquer “I’m hungry. Make me ramyun.”

Silently, Kae-hwa prepares the noodles and sets the pot in front of Min-woo. He’s just using this as a way to engage her in conversation, so he says the noodles are too soft — he can’t eat this, and requests a new batch.

I actually awwed at this, because to the viewer it’s a transparent excuse to get her to eat with him — if he rejects the first bowl, he leaves it free for her to claim. But Kae-hwa is feeling so upset that she doesn’t register this, and just dumps out the ramyun into the sink angrily.

That was not the reaction Min-woo was going for, and he still doesn’t know how to get the ball rolling to cheer her up. Thankfully she takes the lead this time, finally speaking up to ask if he’d like a drink instead.

As they sip their wine, Kae-hwa asks sadly, “I was really miserable today, wasn’t I?” He answers, “It wasn’t that bad.” Not that he’s fooling anyone.

Kae-hwa explains that the man was her ex-husband. “He’s the person I want to show my best, most confident side to, but I couldn’t do that.” Instead, Byung-hak mocked her for knowing nothing about musicals, and she found that she couldn’t argue with him. She knows she only got this job thanks to Min-woo, and she’s just clinging on now.

Now that the ice is broken and she is talking again, Min-woo can take a light tone as he blusters, “Well, it’s true that you’re ignorant! You didn’t even know that song title earlier. How can you assist a star like that?” She sighs that she knows that without him rubbing it in, and he smiles, saying, “We’ve got a problem. I don’t know that song either.” Kae-hwa sees his expression and can’t hold back a little smile.

Now he’s free to tease her, saying that she looked ridiculous at the musical, the way she was so into it. Forgetting her earlier woes, Kae-hwa exclaims, “It was really fun!” She starts to rave about the main actor and how wonderful he was, which makes Min-woo grumble over her taste (or lack thereof).

Intent to prove that he’s not without skills, Min-woo sings her a couple verses. Kae-hwa is just as tickled with his performance as she was about the musical actors, and claps in glee.

In fact, her response allows him to revel for a moment in his own talent. Even if that smile is then wiped from his face when she enthuses, “Now I know why you’re a star even though they say your acting sucks! You definitely have star quality.”

He says drily, “You should take out that part about the sucky acting.” But the mood is much lighter now, and she tells Min-woo that if he ever wins an acting Daesang, he’d better include her name in his acceptance speech. Min-woo replies — with jazz hands! — “Why not? I’ll say that I share this honor with Yoon Kae-hwaaaaa.” The last bit he says mimicking her intonation when she draws out her own name.

Kae-hwa hopes things will turn out well for Min-woo, which is a sentiment that strikes him as odd — she’s better off being happy over her own future, not other people’s. She answers, “I like it when anybody does well. I have to live with that spirit so that I’ll be blessed, and Min-ji will be blessed.” Min-woo replies, “If you say such nice things in this industry, people will call you a fool.” But he’s not one of them, since he doesn’t seem to find her generous spirit stupid.

When they’ve drained two wine bottles, both are drunk and tripping over their words. Min-woo brings the conversation back to the beginning and slurs, “You’re not miserable.” She mumbles, “I know that too. But really?”

Min-woo: “Your voice is loud. You’re interfering. You’re positive without a reason.”
Kae-hwa: “This doesn’t sound like praise.”
Min-woo: “On the whole, your face isn’t quite pretty, but if you take each part separately, you have big eyes, and your nose is cute. And your lips…”

At that, he looks at her lips, losing his train of thought. His thoughts start to take a different turn, while Kae-hwa prods, “What about my lips?”

Shaking himself out of it, Min-woo sends Kae-hwa into the kitchen to fetch more wine while he looks puzzled over these unfamiliar thoughts. Kae-hwa doesn’t return, so he heads to the kitchen to find her leaning against the open refrigerator door, momentarily dozing.

With her eyes closed, Min-woo takes a good, long look at her face. A thumping noise pounds in his ears — as though representing his heartbeat — just as Kae-hwa opens her eyes. She sees him staring down at her intently, and looks up at him curiously.

At which point he leans closer…

 
COMMENTS

Yura (Park Han-byul) hardly seems like real competition, huh? I was not looking forward to the seeing this dynamic play out for too long, with Min-woo ditching Kae-hwa every time Yura comes calling. But already Yura’s pull over Min-woo is fading, and I was pleased that Min-woo didn’t take Kae-hwa’s ticket back after he invited Yura to the musical, and that he was more interested in Kae-hwa’s reaction to the show than Yura’s. Despite the outer appearances that say Yura and Min-woo are the perfectly matched beautiful couple, we can see from their reactions that Min-woo’s probably more like Kae-hwa than he’d care to admit. He’s got his appearance to keep up, but rather than sneering at Kae-hwa’s transparency (like Yura does), he seems to appreciate that about her.

I’m also surprised to be liking Jung-ah more than I probably ought, even with her ridiculous confrontation with Shi-joon. Maybe it’s because Moon Jung-hee’s awesome, or maybe it’s because at least she showed a little decency over Kae-hwa’s embarrassment. It’s funny how she’s committed the greater sin by cheating on her marriage, yet it’s Yura’s shallowness that makes her more fun to hate. ‘Cause we all know that girl, right? — the one who can’t fathom when people don’t fall at her feet just because she’s pretty — and it’s always fun to see her get her comeuppance.

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84 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. FasirisFay

    Yay! I loved this episode and I feel like the series is really having a pull on me. The earlier episodes were a bit drab, but I feel like the fun has just started and reading your recaps doubles the fun!

    Cheers

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  2. sl

    AMAZING

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  3. vanc2010

    Thanks JB! I just loved that first picture with Siwon’s “jazz hands.” haha..and what a smile right after he sang. reminded me again why I like him. we’re finally getting a hint of chemistry between his character and Chae Rim’s even before the drunken kissing part. At this point, I’d love to see more of this and less of the half naked Siwon. I didn’t think I’d say this but yeah…I get it and really, Siwon has more to show than his amazing physique..

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  4. natureii

    wow thanks for the recap!!! Ill go watch it right now

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  5. kyun

    i’ve watched the episode but yr review is just as fun.. i really cant help but squel (again) at the last part ^O^ really cant wait for next week!!

    Thanks as usual.

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  6. Tammy

    Thank you! Your recaps got me interested in this series and now I’m positively hooked! Choi Siwon also led me to find out more about Super Junior-M; their music is like crack… :)

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  7. goldenlotus

    Oh my Siwon! …… enough said.

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  8. Coco

    The kissing is so unnecessary in this early stage of the drama…I have not seen enough chemistry building between them and I have not seen a single incident that is touching enough for viewers to believe Min Woo is falling for Kae-hwa…maybe he is just drunk…booze dose play a factor here…

    No so fun to watch for this episode, I prefer episod#3 in personal taste this week

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  9. sam

    Finally, i was just about to give up on the drama. Ep 5 and 6 pull me back in and before i know it, i can’t wait for next Monday. Thanks for the recap!

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  10. 10 Quinze

    Haha love the first picture. Si Won’s biggest appeal in this drama is the many faces he makes. Hilarious. My favorite moments in this episode were between Ye Eun and him and the last conversation between Chae Rim and Si Won.

    Episode 6 as a whole was sort of mediocre though. Still it’s a refreshing distraction for Mon and Tues :)

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  11. 11 nixxochick

    loving it more and more with each episode…thank you for your added insight ^^

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  12. 12 mmmaggie

    Jung-ah reminds me of In-hee from Personal Taste — the gall of them to charge in on the people they’ve injured as if they’re the aggrieved party…..unbelievable!

    I love that they used that song from Mamma Mia, a musical about a middle-aged single mother coming into her own and a girl who doesn’t know who her father is. So fitting.

    I’m totally loving this drama. LOVING the dynamic between Min-woo and Kae-hwa, especially the fact that he’s started to pick up on her quirks as well (the way she says her name, telling her to eat his last cookie since she likes expensive food like that) so it’s not all one-sided. And OMG, the little girl. Soooooo cute. Love that her personality is starting to show and she’s doing more than just crying now.

    Great recap and GREAT screenshots, Javabeans! :)

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  13. 13 danni

    I’m pleased with how things are moving so far and I especially liked this episode, but I kind of wish we could just drop Yura off a cliff or something because I feel like she’s totally annoying and not needed anymore except for someone to hate on. It is hard to hate Jung-ah, though I do think her reasoning during her argument with Shi-joon was somewhat warped and crazy, but whatever, she’s still pretty cool. Thanks for the recap!

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  14. 14 popcorn

    I gave ep 1 a try but got bored…I shall start on episode 6!

    Thanks for the recaps :D

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  15. 15 lovin it

    thanks for the recap! :) im glad yura’s pull over minwoo is fading
    cant wait for next ep
    and didnt the rep play a really similar role with chaerim in dalja’s spring? isnt that a little weird?

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  16. 16 LL

    I’ve been really impressed by Siwon so far.. I’m not very familiar with him or Super Junior, but I wasn’t expecting a lot from an idol. But the faces he makes are so hilarious. That moment after Kae-hwa goes to the kitchen and he tries to clap away the drunk… so accurate!

    Overall I’m really pleasantly surprised with this drama. A lot of dramas (Full House and Attic Cat come to mind as the worst offenders) are very repetitive, with the male lead constantly ditching the female lead for the other girl and then feeling bad about it. This drama is not emulating that, for which I am very thankful.

    The first kiss happened so early, and it wasn’t a fake-out (I hope) or a stupid falling-on-top-of-each-other accident, and I think that is different and great. I can’t wait to see how the relationship dynamics change from here on out.

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  17. 17 Joy

    Thanks Javabeans, you are the best! I enjoy watching this drama and reading your recap.. It’s awesome , keep it up.

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  18. 18 Penn

    I just adore Kae-hwa. She’s like a child. Sad one moment and happy the next. BTW, Ye-eun is so CUTE. She looks like a mini-Chae Rim.

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  19. 19 Angelina

    The part where he talks about her eyes and lips kinda reminded me of a particular scene in Pasta lol. Do men really see women more prettier when they are drunk?

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  20. 20 Laica

    I agree, Siwon’s expressions are so fun to watch!

    I loved the scene where the little girl hides her drawing from Minwoo. It’s the first real interaction between the two. So cute. And her “revenge” is too funny.

    I like how fast this is moving, which I think is helped by the fact that they didn’t start out hating each other, as is the case with so many let’s-live-together-with-a-contract type dramas, with the male lead repeatedly threatening to kick the girl out. (And since we both know he won’t, it gets tiresome.) Whereas these two, once they get past the initial conflict, recognize that they’re both benefiting from this arrangement, and they get along pretty well too. I just hope it doesn’t start to drag later on.

    I watched a few episodes of Last Scandal, but something about it rubbed me the wrong way and I dropped it. I didn’t remember the scene where Choi Jin Shil gets drinks spilled all over her until you mentioned it though, JB! Good memory. :)

    Thanks for the recap!

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  21. 21 itsjustme

    I automatically became a fan of this drama because of Chae Rim and Siwonie. Now I’m watching because of Yeun. That girl is just too adorable!

    I love some of the songs they chose for the background music too! (Not counting Justin Bieber’s Baby and Lil Wayne’s Bed Rock though LOL) I never expected hearing Train’s Hey Soul Sister in a kdrama. I absolutely loved the song and they used it in an appropriate scene =).

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  22. 22 estel

    This drama definitely isn’t original, but at least they manage to be unoriginal in a fun, entertaining way. Now all I ask is that Min-woo ditch Yura sometime soon. Very soon.

    I wasn’t expecting Min-woo to up the ante in their relationship so soon! (BTW, wasn’t that the cutest kiss scene ever? I love how he put his hand on her waist, and she’s got hers on his arm. I hate it when kisses look awkward and unnatural.) I’m so glad the writer’s don’t have Kae-hwa panting after Min-woo, because that would really ruin in for me. I want him to pursue and persuade her to take him, not the other way around.

    Thanks, javabeans, for another stellar recap! You’re the best. :)

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  23. 23 Jun

    Yes, Moon Jung Hee is just stunning.

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  24. 24 jjwu

    I really like ep 5 and 6. Both episodes are really moving forward and taking big steps. Can’t wait till next week now.

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  25. 25 mimi

    Loved it when Min Woo sang!
    And I’m glad we didn’t have to wait ’til the very last episode for ‘the kiss’. :o

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  26. 26 JiHwan

    Choi Shi Won has been known to talk with his hands. I always laugh when he does funny things with them. haha I wish there would be more interacts between him and his daughter though. He’s paying her no attention half the time…

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  27. 27 eiko

    I got sucked into this drama from the beginning and I can’t say “why” or “what”….but it must be because of Choi Si-won! Talk about eyes!

    That kiss at the refrigerator was really romantic …. I get the feeling that he’s gonna end up pursuing because he’s not sure what is happening except he’s attracted to her. AND…..there will be competition because from all indications….her boss looks like he was paying attention during the altercation with ex-husband at the theatre and crash into wine glasses!

    I’m sure there will be more to deal with concerning Yura…..she all ready spit out some venom.

    Gosh….this is fun!

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  28. 28 Deborah

    I really wonder what’s going to happen next episode! They didn’t show much in the preview, but I’m guessing it’s Kae-Hwa is going to forget about it or collapse from being too drunk (or maybe from the kiss too?). Ahhhhh~ Damn dramas! Thanks JB for the wonderful recap! :)

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  29. 29 Niki

    I loved this episode!! Even though the Manager seems a bit soulless (is that a word) at times, watching him with Ye-eun was an absolute treat. Apparently even the big and bad are scared of crying little girls.

    I agree with the comments about YuRa, can’t stand her. If she deserves a mental slap, the ex-husband deserves one too.

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  30. 30 linz

    I was kinda freaked out when the kiss happened….not expecting it this early! But I’m actually glad it did because it makes it more exciting. You’re recap was so enjoyable, I felt like I was watching the episode over again! Thanks JB :)

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  31. 31 Enny

    Terrible ep, full of bad cliches involving everyone bullying the “poor” Ahjumma, and the waiter scene was just cringeworthy, talk about ridiculous. Siwon’s facial expression were pretty funny but I’ll be damned if a show is rated as decent simply because of that.

    I loed Dal Ja’s spring because while the script was ordinary, the directing was fantastic, fresh and quite creative. Last Scandal on the other hand had a great script and dialogue even if the directing was average. Both dramas had incredible charm surrounding them. This drama has none of that, contrived situations where everyone is awful except the main two characters. Give it a rest please, I find this drama below average, and the main leads have zero chemistry, no wonder they keep making Siwon taking his shirt off, maybe the directors realised they have nothing else to offer in this drama.

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  32. 32 Kryzenna

    I think the best part in this episode is when Min Woo found Ye Eun’s ‘creative works’ on his poster and Ye Eun was like ‘Oooppsss….’ while biting her fingers!! That little girl is just so adorable that I feel like hugging her!!!!! And also when she hid her painting away from Min Woo after he said something bad about it. That got me cracked up a little bit too. Smart little girl!

    I hope to see more interactions between the father and daughter in the coming episodes. They are just so cute together!!!

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  33. 33 miss_procrastination

    thanks once again for a WONDERFUL review!!! I do LOVE Siwon. He is one versatile actor!

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  34. 34 animedork101

    I’m so happy your continuing on Oh My Lady (not like my happiness would really matter to you… nope, absolutely not). I won’t have time to really sit down and watch it, but I know I won’t be missing out too by reading your recaps.

    P.S. This guy can really make cute faces. And his “I’m disturbed by this” look he gives is just WOWZER (yes, I actually said WOWZER).

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  35. 35 Carinne

    We’re cruising through ep.06, and I scratch my head full of frustration because I yell out loud “Darn you PPL, I want a Corby-F phone!” I still don’t know what all the hype is about between iphones and blackberries, and I’d rather keep it that way.

    Who doesn’t love that cliffhanger sealed with a kiss? If one does not… so jealous. It’s human nature. I can feel puberty electrocute me when I draw my body closer to the screen and bite my fingernails yelling ‘AHHHHHH’ as KH and MW lock lips.

    Oh, I like seeing love blossom.

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  36. 36 Kate

    i love this drama…

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  37. 37 Amg1

    I am liking this Drama Lots! Even when we have seen all the “Cliches” time and time again, this show used them in a more “Organic” manner. @ LL, I agree with you, their relationship was not base on a hate/dislike kinda dynamic, but on a mutual realization that both need each other at this time, and are trying to make it work, I also like the fact that Min-woo does not have the upper hand over their relationship, even when he is being childish, he still takes what Kae-hwa says to him and try’s to understand her point of view, making their relationship more even in a lot of respects, unlike other dramas where one of the leads has always has the upper hand!!!!!

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  38. 38 djes

    I can’t wait to see more interactions between Ye Eun and Min Woo! Ye Eun is so adorable, her expression when the adults found out the little ‘vandalism’ is sooooo cute!!!
    Especially I’ve seen their pictures off the camera, Siwon takes care her so much even left message in the official homepage asked the fans to give ‘more love’ to his ‘daughter’, awwww how adorable is that!!

    Siwon originally has million face and hands expressions / gestures and this is so fun to see them as part of his acting.

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  39. 39 Natalie

    Thanks JB’s! I am really enjoying watching this drama and reading your recaps! I think that this was the best episode yet, not just because of the kiss, but because of how bothered Min Woo seemed with many of the situations involving Kae Hwa. It was nice that he was worried at her lateness to the show, and the beverages incident. To me this means he is noticing her, and in a good way! Cute episode!

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  40. 40 Anon

    Thanks JB for the wonderful recap!

    I like Moon Jung-hee’s character too, much, much better than PHB’s character. I thought Jung-ah will be a total bitch, but that’s not the case. She’s also polite when talking to Gae-hwa.

    I really, really love the part here when Gae-hwa was so engrossed watching the musical. Love her reactions and its in contrast with how Yoo-ra was feeling. And the drinking session, that was fun! I really love how they enjoy the conversation, because I was also enjoying it. lol.

    I also think that Gae-hwa will not remember anything about the kiss as she was so drunk.

    And yes, its fun to watch Si-won’s animated acting.

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  41. 41 Ladymoonstone143

    Thanks for the great recaps Javabeans. I haven’t started watching this but your recaps makes me feel like I am reading a novel (which I prefer..lol). I already am attached to the characters. Thanks again…

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  42. 42 Rizzy

    Can’t wait to start watching this series! Thanks for these recaps Javabeans!

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  43. 43 Lady of Spice

    Thanks Java Beans for the great recap. I think you really summed up the characters and the plot line so far really well.

    But I had a though about Jung Ah that’s been brewing in my head for the last two episodes.

    What if she’s not really cheating on her husband?
    I think that she’s not really cheating and that guy is actually just a gay friend of hers that she is really close with. Because we actually havent seen them do more than be playful and embrace each other. I’m thinking she actually really loves her husband but he doesn’t really show her much affection or spend time with her.

    Thoughts anyone?

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  44. 44 Anon

    @ 43 Lady of Spice

    I was actually thinking about that too, because how can she say those things to him? And it looks like that she wants him to fight with her. However, the wife didn’t even defend herself, but just diverted the issue of him insulting her.

    I actually think that she love her husband, she’s warm when talking to him.

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  45. 45 Anonymous

    My dearest Javabeans,
    Thank you for this fun recap. As always you made my day better. I believe Monday’s episode will be a blast! cant wait.

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  46. 46 Maria Bean

    Thanks Javabeans for this luvly recap.

    I dunno why, I like Jung-ah (Moon Jung-hee’s character) in this drama- d cheating wife, maybe because despite being famous & sophisticated in d show business, she’s not mean to our Kae Hwa, d newbie ahjuma. But Jung-ah seems to want her husband to know or to react or communicate with her- maybe she cheats just to get her hubby’s attention-their marriage seems a perfect marriage but they hardly communicate- more of like a business partnership & a habit…

    I think d most heart wrenching moment of ths drama is whn tht jerk of a hubby, KH’s starts belittling her in public & in d background d Abba’s song “The Winner takes it all” ( a song written after d bitter divorce of one of d two pairs in Abba)

    I’m so enthral by d surprise KISS when both KH & MW are just about to get comfortable with each other & would v much luv to see d ensuing awkwardness & development after this.

    I’m so glad Javabean that u’ve decided to recap on OML n my wish is u’ll continue till it ends. Thanks again.

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  47. 47 aprilborn

    I also think that star falling for ahjumma /housekeeper/babysitter is still premature at this episode . Yes,I think the character played by Siwon is just drunk thus lost inhibition /control and overwhelmed with sympathy (granted not pity ) towards the character of Chae Rim. And in turn ,she was equally drunk. Would they remember what they did and whatever meaning there was to it the following morning ? Maybe judging from the preview . Or perhaps the writer needed ample time for all the significant male actors to run to her side . The drama is only 16 episode so they should be accommodated . One down ,two more .

    But I like the recap-you must be a short story writer /screenplay writer yourself . If not , if you frequently practice what you have now, you have a bright future !

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  48. 48 kaedejun

    whoa THAT’S FAST! a kiss at ep 6!? i feel like i’m gonna be let down and in reality it’s just going to be a “look-like” kiss but really someone is going to pull away or push someone away!

    i’m glad the writers are at least giving more dimension to at least one of the “females we have to hate” it’s a clever way to get us to sympathize with one of them – i wonder if they’ll make us sympathize with yura?

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  49. 49 reluctantbutaddicted

    Thanks, great recap! I’m looking forward to watching this week’s episodes.

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  50. 50 cinderella

    I ttly gushed at this episode! Honestly, I’ve watched the last few scenes more than 5 times! It’s just too AWESOME!! Thanks a lot java!

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