Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 6
by | April 19, 2010 | 151 Comments

I know this couple had their detractors, but come on, they’ve totally stolen your hearts, right? In this episode entitled “Sweet Roommate,” Jin-ho and Kae-in give us a lesson in chemistry, and share noodles, heartaches, cramps, and a bed. I know…I always get the toilet ones. In one deftly crafted episode, we go from friends to I-might-go-un-gay-for-you, with a lot of heart along the way.


After getting a cold splash of bitterness from Hye-mi, Kae-in wonders aloud what on earth she could have done to deserve this. Jin-ho, furious, drags Hye-mi and Tae-hoon out of the party. Hye-mi screams and pouts and cries her makeup off, but Jin-ho sends her home and out of his hair. I find this girl very shrill and tediously childish, so the less said about her, the better.

Kae-in dries off in the bathroom, and suddenly, she’s hit with a stomachache. She enters the stall, and yelps in surprise. Oh dear.

Chang-ryul, who has witnessed all the hysterics, goes up to Jin-ho, demanding to know why Kae-in has to endure such experiences for being his date. Jin-ho throws back that the man who stood at the altar with her friend shouldn’t really be concerned about such things, should he? Well played, Jin-ho, well played.

In-hee, also having watched the events from a safe distance, stops Jin-ho and muses that his female relationships seem complicated, and that perhaps there are more than a few women who feel Jin-ho as a man. Back away slowly from the barracuda.

Kae-in finally calls Jin-ho, who rushes over to the bathroom to see if she’s okay, but she tells him that she needs…those things…you know…with the wings. Jin-ho: “What’s the what? And who’s got wings?”

Next thing you know, Jin-ho runs down the street to a convenience store, where we commence with the most hilarious thing ever: Jin-ho in a Mexican stand-off with a group of teenage girls, and a box of ultra thin flexipads with wings.

And the award for best friend of the episode goes to Jeon Jin-ho, who endures public embarrassment and overcomes his own discomfort to come to Kae-in’s rescue. Who needs a white knight when you’ve got a guy who’s not afraid to buy you tampons?

Jin-ho brings the pads to Kae-in in the women’s restroom, and when she comes out, he chastises her for calling herself a woman and not preparing for such things. Dude, life happens. Sometimes you need to borrow a pad. Kae-in tells him as much, but he attributes it to her lax grip on reality; a little harsh, but not untrue.

Kae-in doesn’t want to waste the rest of the pads, so she starts to stuff them in Jin-ho’s pockets. That’s just going too far for Jin-ho, who immediately pulls them out and tells her to throw them away. They wrestle back and forth, and it’s silly to say that it’s only funny because they’re arguing about pads in Jin-ho’s pockets, but well, IT IS. Finally Jin-ho gives in and takes the bag to the car, while Kae-in waits.

It’s the perfect opportunity for Chang-ryul to swoop in, as he’s been looking for her. He ego-maniacally assumes that Kae-in is here on Jin-ho’s arm to use Chang-ryul’s rival against him, and prove something to him. Kae-in stops him cold, saying that he’s not important to her anymore, and not to overreact. Chang-ryul starts in with the oldest string-along trick in the book, saying that HE knows what she’s really like and how she can’t close her heart to someone so easily.

Jin-ho walks in to hear the exchange, and he’s about to step in, but Kae-in stands her ground, telling Chang-ryul not to assume she’s heartbroken over him, and that she’s doing fine without him. Good girl! Chang-ryul doesn’t relent though, and puts his hands on her shoulders, insisting that she still has feelings for him. Jin-ho steps in between them and pushes Chang-ryul aside, saying that there is nothing left between them, and gets an assertion from Kae-in. And then? He grabs her HAND and they walk out the door.

Buh? You mean no wrist-grab of manly ownitude? He actually takes her by the hand as a romantic equal? Who said this was a kdrama? Not that the gesture was completely without some testosterone-laden posturing. But for me, there’s a vast difference between dragging a woman around by the wrist and holding her by the hand.

Outside, things heat up pretty quickly as Jin-ho lets his gesture sink in, and the look on his face tells me he’s more surprised than anyone. Kae-in is quick to thank him for pretending to be a man (oh THIS isn’t going to get complicated), and says that it was more satisfying than slapping Chang-ryul in the face. They hesitate, and then unlock hands just as it gets too awkward. Jin-ho says that’s what friends are for. Oh, is that what they’re for?

Back at the party, Do-bin makes a speech about the Dahm Museum project being about dreams and art, and it makes Kae-in recall something her dad wrote in his dissertation (but never said to her): “Sang-go-jae is a small world that allows my wife and my child to dream.” She adds woefully, “That’s why I’m always sorry to my father, because I’m living like a person without dreams.”

Later at home while Jin-ho ponders those words, Kae-in comes out of her room hunched over in pain, looking for some pain-killers. She’s got monster cramps and she’s all out of medicine, and the drugstores are all closed. Anyone who’s been to Korea is familiar with the infuriating practice of running around in search of a drugstore that isn’t closed by dinnertime. Try it. You’ll never leave the States without a bottle of Advil again.

Jin-ho wonders if she shouldn’t go to the hospital, and Kae-in and all the women in the audience scoff at the silly boy. Go to the hospital for menstrual cramps? That’s adorable. She says she’ll just have to suck it up and get through the night. Unable to do anything to help, Jin-ho does the cutest possible thing: he googles how to relieve cramps. I mean, who does internet research on how to relieve cramps for his roommate? I need to trade in my roommate for a new model.

He brings her ginger tea, and Kae-in says that even in her pain she’s happy because she has a boyfriend to share her cramps with. (She’s saying “boyfriend” here in the platonic, gay way). She drinks the tea and they say goodnight. But a while later, Jin-ho comes back to check on her, and she’s still writhing in pain, so he decides he can’t just sit around anymore. He gets into the car and rushes over to his mom’s house and endures clingy whining from Hye-mi (brave lad) to score some pain-killers.

He rushes back and gives Kae-in the medicine. She wonders where he got them at this time of night, and when he says “home,” she asks why he’s renting from her if home is so close. He has to lie about it being far from work, and tells her to take the pills. But she’s so moved by his gesture that she bear-hugs him, saying, “I love you. I love you, Friend.”

And I have to say, moments like this make me appreciate this drama’s slow build from roommates to friends to future goodness, because if that’s the result of the gay misunderstanding, I’m all for it.

Jin-ho is taken aback, because although Kae-in thinks of him as her gay best friend, he is actually starting to feel her presence as the kind of woman that he’s teaching her to be, first with the hand-holding, and now again with the hug. He tries to escape, but Kae-in asks for one more favor…

…and Jin-ho concedes to rub her tummy, grumbling at first, but then lovingly reciting children’s rhymes to her in the end. Kae-in tells him, with tears in her eyes, that In-hee used to do this for her. She knows that she ought to hate her, so it would be easier to let it go and walk away, but because of all the good memories, she can’t do that.

So Jin-ho softly recites the same rhyme, substituting “father” for “mother,” as he rubs her tummy. It’s kind, and sweet, and innocent. Kae-in thanks him, saying that her father never did that for her when she was a kid. She tells Jin-ho that he’s like a friend and a father to her, and it makes me sad to think how lonely she’s been all this time. Jin-ho reassuringly pats her on the shoulder, making her smile through her tears.

The next morning, Young-sun and her young son come over to the house, and when Kae-in doesn’t answer, they go to wake her up…only they find this little tableau instead…

The little boy looks up at Mom, asking “Did aunty Kae-in get married?” Jin-ho sees them and bolts up, and the kid follows him to the bathroom, demanding an explanation. “When did you marry aunty Kae-in?” Jin-ho says he didn’t. “Then why are you sleeping with her?” Hahaha. What an apt question, kid. Jin-ho has no answer, and he shoos the boy away, so he doesn’t have to be the one to explain, “Well, there’s birds and bees, and some of them are gay…” Yeah I’d run away too.

In the kitchen, Young-sun asks how they can sleep in the same bed, gay or no gay. Kae-in explains that Jin-ho went to great lengths to relieve her cramps, from getting her medicine to rubbing her tummy. She adds that Jin-ho is a really good person, and that sleeping in his arms was surprisingly comfortable, like falling asleep in dad’s arms, something she’s never been able to do. Young-sun wonders if Kae-in must’ve saved a nation in a past life (a common Korean idiom to mean “you’re lucky beyond all measure of reason”).

Young-sun has actually come by because she needs the roommates to help model for her, and convincing Jin-ho takes some doing, but Young-sun’s poor-me sob story plus little boy’s cute “ajusshi is mean!” pretty much seals the deal. What follows is a family-concept photoshoot, where they go from stiff and awkward, to downright adorable as Young-sun makes them do all manner of cutesy things like kiss each other on the cheek. If only we all had best friends orchestrating such convenient excuses to get all smoochy.

Jin-ho acts put out and against all the kissing, but his glances reveal a much more complicated reaction. When Young-sun has Kae-in sit in Jin-ho’s lap and kiss him on the cheek, Jin-ho smiles instantly, and they feel a spark, causing both of them to avert their eyes from all the awkward tension.

It’s clear that Jin-ho’s starting to feel something for Kae-in, and it’s been building with every moment of physical closeness between them. Kae-in has yet to feel it as strongly, or perhaps as coherently as Jin-ho, since she thinks he’s gay. She assumes he’s not smiling in the photoshoot because he can’t see a woman in that way, leading to Young-sun’s hilarious suggestion that he pretend Kae-in is Sang-jun. Now THAT’S a photoshoot I’d like to see.

In-hee and Chang-ryul are having it out again, this time because Chang-ryul wants In-hee to come to dinner with one of his stepmoms. In-hee refuses, of course, saying that she’s no longer his fiancée, and also that she thinks it’s weird for him to be so close to all seven of his stepmoms. Yes, it’s weird, but it’s probably what he needed to do in order to deal with his scary evil father his whole life, so I’d cut the weasel some slack.

After a hard day’s work, Kae-in sets up Jin-ho with a foot spa and some lemon tea, even trying to give him a massage…up his thigh…uhhhh. Are you new? Jin-ho puts a stop to that right quick before the censors call the network.

They sit down to have dinner with all the side dishes that Young-sun gave them as a thank-you, and Kae-in doesn’t even get a bite in before Jin-ho starts lecturing her about her eating habits. Kae-in thinks she did a really great job at the party and made Chang-ryul regret losing her, so she doesn’t need any more training, thank you.

But Jin-ho corrects her, saying that Chang-ryul’s reaction was about Jin-ho, not her. Hello, ego much? Isn’t it interesting that both Chang-ryul and Jin-ho are insisting to her that it’s about them, when in fact it’s really all about her? Silly rabbits. Jin-ho decides that she still has a long way to go, and cuts her dinner portion down to a third. He also tries to correct her speech to be more sophisticated and polished, less slangy and blunt. Thankfully, she doesn’t listen.

Later Kae-in comes out and presents Jin-ho with a present. She’s made him a coat rack with a funny little bird’s nest on top, as a way to say thank you for his cramp-relieving ways. He just says brusquely that it seems like it might be useful, but it’s clear that he’s touched by the gesture. Kae-in asks why he can’t just be nice and grateful, to which he responds in her favorite way: by offering to take her out for food.

They go to a rest-stop for tourists to eat noodles, and Kae-in eats to her heart’s content, and even lets out a belch afterward, promising not to do such things in front of other men. She asks why they came all the way out here for noodles, and Jin-ho replies that he likes to come here sometimes because he likes seeing people on their way to somewhere else. He hasn’t really been on any trips since he went as a child with his dad.

Kae-in asks why he never went on college trips, and Jin-ho says that he was too busy studying. He had promised to be strict on himself in order to win back what he had lost. Kae-in asks him to take her on that trip that he’ll take when he finally gets back what was his. Jin-ho says he’ll think about it.

On the drive back they play a word game, and Kae-in thinks to herself in voiceover that her heart is full because of her friend that the Spring wind blew into her life—not a man, but not a woman. (Recalling the quack fortuneteller’s words from a while back). “But a feeling I can’t understand has begun…” Batten down the hatches, people. Hurricane Gay-But-Not-Gay-Love is rolling in!

The next day, President Han meets with President Choi, head of MS Group, the company behind the Dahm museum. Han plants an evil seed of doubt in the President’s mind, suggesting that he need not waste time with small-time architects who can’t give assurances as to the successful completion of such a large-scale project.

Over at Do-bin’s gallery, Kae-in has arrived for her meeting, much to the surprise of In-hee, who can’t suffer Kae-in to have anything of her own. I’ve decided that In-hee is like a bizarre version of an All-About-Eve doppelganger; she puts Kae-in down for being less than her, but in the end she wants everything that Kae-in has—true love, real heartbreak, loyal friends—all of which she’ll never have because she’s empty.

Do-bin wants Kae-in to create a space for kids to run around and play freely while their parents tour the museum, and Kae-in asks to consult with the designer on what kind of furniture they’ll need. Do-in informs her that she’ll be doing the remodeling herself, design, furniture, and all. Do-bin believes that she can do it, since she must’ve learned things from her father, and at that Kae-in is quick to declare that she can’t, and she doesn’t want to smear her father’s good name either. Do-bin insists he chose her based on her own talents, and challenges her: “Don’t you want to test yourself and find out what you can accomplish?”

Kae-in accepts the challenge and thanks Do-bin for the chance to prove herself. She impresses him by saying that bumping into In-hee won’t be a problem, and Do-bin comments that although she and Jin-ho are totally different, there’s an inherent similarity there too.

At Jin-ho’s office, Sang-jun receives a disturbing email from MS Group, outlining new prerequisites for architecture firms submitting designs. Basically they have to have boatloads of experience and truckloads of money to back the project, or they needn’t bother apply.

Do-bin rushes over to President Choi, who as it turns out, is his father. He argues that the whole point of the Dahm project is to find innovators, and if he shuts out small firms, it prevents him from finding the best ideas for the museum. Do-bin asks his father to entrust the project to him like he agreed to initially, but Dad doesn’t want to lose face with such a large project. So Do-bin throws down his last hand: he threatens to leave again.

Over with the other estranged father-son pair, Chang-ryul is upset that Dad made another backdoor deal to eliminate Jin-ho from the competition, when he said that he could win, fair and square. Dad thinks that’s childish, since winning is what’s important. And it says something that Chang-ryul doesn’t agree with Dad and would rather put up a fair fight.

Dad has also called In-hee to his office, where he blabbers on about the marriage, and In-hee awkwardly has to tell him that she and Chang-ryul are over. This is news to Dad who insults her by implying that she’s beneath them. In-hee comes back with a harsh truth of her own, saying that she may have fallen for him based on his wealth, but realized there were things that money couldn’t buy, and at the wedding she realized the kind of man she wanted to marry—someone she could trust and respect—wasn’t Chang-ryul.

Chang-ryul needs to have some words, so he takes her to the river. Again with the river! You’re just going to get dumped there!

Chang-ryul recounts the night that he decided he was going to stay the night at Kae-in’s (read: finally get some) and then got kicked out, and In-hee invited him to grab a drink. He wondered then why Kae-in didn’t see him as a man, and In-hee had replied that she did. If I had even an ounce of sympathy left for you at this point, it’s pretty much gone now.

Chang-ryul says he started to fall for In-hee from that night on, and eventually fell in love with her and wanted to get married. He asks why she said that to him that night. Was it because of his wealth or status? In-hee replies that it wasn’t…it was because Kae-in loved him so much. She saw Kae-in so happy and in love that she began to want what she had, and found herself falling for the man that Kae-in saw in Chang-ryul. But then in the end she realized what she loved was a figment of Kae-in’s perception, of her pure and undying love, and not who Chang-ryul really was. See? She’s totally single-white-female-ing her. And so…unaware of what love is. It’s sad, really. Okay, it would be sad if she weren’t such a snot.

Jin-ho and Sang-jun brood, and Tae-hoon brings news that President Han was behind MS Group’s new prerequisites. Well duh. Jin-ho gets fired up, and goes to see Do-bin at the gallery. In-hee tells him that Do-bin is out, probably trying to talk his father out of the changes, but she says that President Choi is not one to change his mind once it’s set. In-hee sees that he’s upset, so she offers to buy him a drink. Really? Well you’re nothing if not transparent. When he declines, she tries again: she could use a ride home…but Jin-ho declines yet again.

He wants a drink, but not the social kind. He sits alone at a pojangmacha and drinks soju…until he collapses on the ground.

In-hee comes home, and Chang-ryul is waiting. He tells her that she can have the apartment and that he’s leaving. He apologizes for causing her any trouble, and tells her not to confuse fantasy with reality anymore. His voice is sad and defeated, but also at peace too. He tells her to live well, and walks away.

Something stirs in In-hee, and she says tearfully that she’s sorry for getting in between him and Kae-in. Chang-ryul, heartbroken, tells her next time to love someone that she loves, not someone else’s love. She says she will. Bets on how long that’ll last?

Chang-ryul says that he really did love her, which maybe In-hee really hears for the first time ever. She’s sort of discovering this love as it’s leaving her, and even though I assumed she was dead inside, she sheds a tear. He goes, and she cries, as Chang-ryul listens to her from outside the door.

Kae-in decides to wait outside for Jin-ho because she’s worried that he’s still not home and not answering his phone. He stumbles home, drunk as a skunk and teetering back and forth. Kae-in rushes over to help him home, and he greets her hilariously: “Oh! My friend Park Kae-in!” He blathers on and on about his friend Kae-in, who’s like an enemy, doesn’t have a worry in the world, and everything is new to her. Basically he chatters away about his dear friend while Kae-in struggles to get him inside and coherent again.

Inside, Kae-in asks why he drank so much, and Jin-ho answers that there are days like this, when you need to drink. Tears welling in his eyes, he starts to open up to her.

Jin-ho: “I raced to the death, hearing people call me crazy. I raced to the death, but I’m always just a child. A child who couldn’t do anything when his father died. So unjust it makes me crazy. There was nothing I could do. Just a child hitting the wall. No matter how far I run, I’m always in the same place.”

His tears fall in little droplets as he talks about his father, and Kae-in listens, her own eyes filling with tears in empathy. She reaches over and cups his face in her hands, saying, “Jin-ho-shi, are you crying?” He looks into her eyes as she wipes a tear from his face. They lock eyes and melt in each other and in the moment. Jin-ho leans toward her, closes his eyes, and gives her a kiss.

Woo! I don’t know about you guys, but I did NOT think we were going to get to first base so quickly. I’m impressed at Jin-ho’s moves (not to mention Kae-in’s), although we’ll have to wait to find out how much of it was fueled by liquid courage. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of back-peddling and excuse-making, but now we’ve upped the ante and the entanglements should be delightfully explosive.

This was the first episode where I was happy about the speed of events and the development of plot points, for the most part. They seemed more carefully thought-out: for instance Jin-ho and Kae-in’s growing friendship and intimacy marked by the level of physical contact—from hand-holding, to hugs, to cheek kisses, to lips. We followed a trajectory from the beginning of the episode to the end, and it sped along nicely in between. I feel like the drama is hitting its stride, and hope that it’ll continue to race along, now that there’s going to be a little angst added to the mix.

I have to say, I love Sohn Ye-jin’s skills as a seasoned actor in scenes like this one. Both players are doing a fantastic job in these quiet, soulful scenes with each other, but what gives me a lump in my throat is not Lee Min-ho’s tears, but Sohn Ye-jin’s reaction to his crying, like she can’t bear the thought of his unhappiness. The empathy just shows on her face, and these two are quite magnetic in moments like this. I’m actually anticipating the angst in this series, because I think they’ll play the hell out of it.


151 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. javabeans

    I totally think the evens are better episodes than the odds. *IS JEALOUS* hehehe.

    Loved Lee Min-ho’s teary moment, though not so much the drunken flailing. (How’s that for unintentional comedy?)

    I felt like 6 hit the right mix of notes in terms of humor and poignant moments, and this couple is pretty durned heartwarming. My mom used to rub my belly with that song when I was sick, so I thought that was a particularly nice moment.

  2. favegirl13

    thank you for the recap
    was not expecting the kiss in this ep
    but wow………
    great episode
    i agree on their relationship track and intimacy

  3. Jasmin

    I had to replay the “please stuff my sanitary pads in your pockets scene” a few times. Not only was it funny but I have been in a situation like that with a boyfriend. And what woman would not fall in love with a guy who takes care of you while your having your time of the month pains?

  4. luraaa

    girlfriday, thanks for the recap! *happy*

    I was already spoiled on this kissing scene because I’ve been hanging out at soompi too much. I think I should stay away from PT’s soompi thread to avoid spoilers.

  5. kaedejun

    ditto to number 2 about the kiss!!

    loved your comments about “gay or no gay!” in the recap! the beginning was mad fun! it’s so funny to place menstrual cycles as the awkward focal point for the episode!!!

    surprising amount of in hee and chang ryul – and though i love kim ji suk i couldn’t help but skip right over them!

  6. fabulous.007

    OMG such a good episode
    sohn ye jin is such a good actress, and lee min ho is just hilarious. i’m surprised, but am happy that this is such a good drama 😀

  7. asianromance

    Thank you for the recap! I had seen ep 6 on Saturday and found it to be the best episode yet. I really do like how Jin-ho took Kae-in by the hand instead of the grabbing her by the wrist. I really enjoying watching their growing friendship, a friendship that is almost like family. And I really feel for Chang-ryul here. He isn’t really bad, but just weak and it looked like he truly loved In-Hee, but she only wanted to steal him because Kae-in had him.

  8. Mon

    So good. Thank you!

  9. JiHwan

    Love the comment about the censor folks giving Personal Taste a call. I haven’t seen this episode yet, but I’m even more excited after reading the recaps! Ahh, Wednesday please come sooner!

  10. 10 Abie Lee

    I can relate to having had a difficult journey trying to find an open pharmacy for much needed medication while I was in Korea. Luckily, there was one open around the area where restaurants were open until 4 am. Also, my husband massages my tummy whenever I have cramps. I feel so lucky to have made my fantasy into a reality thanks to watching My Name is Kim Sam Soon! Now I’ll have a Korean wedding in June =)

    I’m waiting for the subs for this episode but I had to read the recaps cause I can’t wait any longer. That kiss looks like such a hot mess!

  11. 11 Ladymoonstone143

    Thanks Girlfriday for a great recap. I love this drama and falling in love with the characters.

    There are a few times that Sohn Ye-jin’s expressions reminds me of Jandi on BOF…lol. But Lee Min Ho is just adorable. Looking forward to this every week. Thanks again.

  12. 12 prncssptri

    thanks for the wonderful recaps! i’m loving this series more and more… son ye jin is awesome! XD

  13. 13 sophie

    i like the evens too 🙂
    thanks for the recap!
    I agree that whatever happens It’ll be OK because the two characters are wonderful.

  14. 14 gbo

    i was shocked but thrilled with the ending kiss scene too! wooohooooooo!

  15. 15 soleram

    Thanks for the recap. Love it…love it…love it.

  16. 16 Chriser

    Thank you for all your recaps. I know your days are busy especially since you are recapping all of the dramas from Wed and Thurs. I love the fact you are recapping almost all of the dramas i am currently watch. Thank you so much again.

  17. 17 amhrancas

    Wow. What a great episode!! I’m all butterfly-y from that last part. XD
    Thank you both so much for all of these recaps! You make a great tag-team!

  18. 18 momosan

    I had the worst urge to go all spoilery when I first saw the sequence from the 7/11 (or whatever they are in Korea) to the argument about sticking the pads in his pockets. LMH was just priceless there. 😎 I actually did twitter someone about it just because I had to share that laugh. That’s one episode I kind of wish I was watching TV with a group of buds, because that would have just KILLED.

  19. 19 estel

    girlfriday = awesomeness

    Just throwing that out there.

    I’m glad they didn’t skate over the whole time-of-the-month thing. I mean, it’s bound to come up when you live with a girl, right? And I love how Jin-ho was so upset to see her in such obvious pain. (Been there, done that, wish I had a Jin-ho, too!) Totally wasn’t expecting a kiss this soon, but I hope it gets us nice and angsty for episode seven! Can’t wait to hear Jin-ho explain himself out of this one. hehehehehe

  20. 20 Kukilas

    Great recap, as always, girlfriday! Love how I had a Cinderella’s Sister recap and Personal Taste recap, all in the same day. 🙂

    I really do like the Kae In and Jin Ho dynamic, and whose heart does not melt at these two. That last scene was killer and I totally agree about SYJ killing it with the empathy in her eyes.

    Although, embarassing friend moment with Jin Ho buying the pads was hilarious, along with the pads in pockets fight.

  21. 21 mimi

    Thanks for the great recap!
    I think it’s funny: “…not a man, but not a woman…”
    I haven’t seen this episode yet but will, now that it looked like a good one!!

  22. 22 le meera

    Personal Taste and Cinderella’s Sister on the same day?! WTF YESSSS

  23. 23 jje

    I love all the subtleties that both Kaein and Jinho portrayed in their interactions with each other. In relationships, subtleties sometimes are all it takes to keep the flame of love and attraction going.

  24. 24 PT fan

    The chemistry between the 2 leads are really coming out now!

    @ 19: I totally agree with you, wish I have a Jin-ho too!

    woo hoo… looking forward to this week’s episodes.

  25. 25 danni

    Every girl definitely needs a friend like Jin-ho. Seriously, what guy, gay or not, is willing to go out and buy pads for his friend? That’s serious love/friendship/wherever we are at this point. Didn’t really expect to like this coupling so much, but LMH and SYJ are totally cute, even though I really think it’s because of SYJ that the scenes are hilarious or poignant. Despite that totally emotional scene with In-hee and Chang-ryul near the end, I still hate In-hee and I’m interested in if the writers can change that. She just comes off as a self-interested, jealous person and I kind of feel bad for Chang-ryul because he loves her so much, but I think it will be worse if he starts to like Kae-in again because we already know he’s going down the road of doomed second-male leads. Thanks for the recap.

  26. 26 Purpleclouds

    Tummy rub for cramps really does work! I had cramps this one time & my boyfriend made me chicken soup, bought herb med, and gave me a tummy rub that really stopped the cramps…and I married the guy. (Sorry, once you’re married, he’ll just tell you to take Advil or use a hotpad. Yeah, reality.) Anyways, love your recap!!! This ep is so fun/sweet & definitely strawberries & cream on top with your humorous recap. Thank you.

  27. 27 doozy

    Thank you so much for the recap, girlfriday! This can’t be said enough.
    When I watched the last scene of this episode, I too felt a lump in my throat. The way Kae-in delivered those two very simple sentences… wow.

  28. 28 emma


  29. 29 nabi

    Loved this episode.. though I thought the drinking scene that lead to the kissing scene was too flat and cliche. I love feeling the chemistry slowly building between Gae-in and Jin-ho.

  30. 30 malaysian noona

    wating all the day for your recaps girlfriday. thanks a zillion.
    such a wonderful story and the most wonderful Lee Min Ho and SYJ. luv them

  31. 31 kfan13

    First one—-yippeeeee! Thanks for the recaps—love it.

    “are all closed. Anyone who’s been to Korea is familiar with the infuriating practice of running around in search of a drugstore that isn’t closed by dinnertime. Try it. You’ll never leave the States without a bottle of Advil again.”

    Point taken. 🙂

  32. 32 miniejungl

    thank you so much for the recap. I have to say I love this episode the most. like what you said, the development is there, and spans out nicely – i can see why our main leads start to fall for each other. it’s the genuine feel that they have when they can see deep into the other’s soul..

    can’t wait for this week’s instalment, yay!

  33. 33 mellowyel

    girlfriday, your recaps have me LOLing every time! kudos

    AAAH okay so I have been keeping my mouth shut about this episode because I watched it raw over the weekend, but it’s AWESOME!!! I was literally jumping up and down and squealing like a crazed fangirl over the kiss. I agree with @23 jje about the subtleties: their interactions are complex and a lot more realistic and interesting because of it. I really think this episode was golden: a lot of great scenes, the editing wasn’t awkward, with the kiss scene as the cherry on the cake. I’m in love with Jinho as a character so to see LMH slowly bring out the emotion in him is awesome. AND Inhee and Changryul prove that they’re not pure evil/loser. I like 🙂 Every day this drama impresses me… but what’s all this about angst? Is it that CS has everyone craving for it? or is it a k-drama thing that a newbie like me wouldn’t know about?

  34. 34 yuan

    I was really move by the part that Jin-ho is rubbing Kae-in’s tummy and trying to help her to ease the pain…

    nice recap!

  35. 35 Dara

    Forget Gu Jun PYo, I am going for Jin-Ho already!

    Love how their friendships (Or whatever it is?) developed.
    A little of here and there, this drama should be hitting the right notes. Both LMH and SYJ are great in this episode , and I started to understand why SYJ casted for this role. Love those toilet scenes the most.

    Thanks for your recaps. I’m also waiting to see “Gay-But-Not-Gay-Love” from our leads as well.

  36. 36 ricecooker

    “Back away slowly from the barracuda. ”

    this had me in stitches since i do a spot of diving. (barracudas are really territorial and they are known to attack divers who wander into their home ground, especially attracted to any shiny thingys you might be wearing)

    JH, i would love to lend you a big flipper to smack that IH-Barracuda away.

  37. 37 tang

    thanks girlfriday!!! love the recaps alot alot!!
    LOVE the part where they kissed! how i wished that kae in dont mistake him as a gay! then they can be together!! love it!

  38. 38 Nhu

    Augh. If only I could NOT spoil myself! But I’m SOO much in love with PT and all the heartwarming fuzzies in the air it’s kind of impossible to stop. But really wished I didn’t see the kiss coming now…. xD

    Anyway, awesome recap, girlfriday. I laughed really hard at certain sections, partly due to my imagining the scene but more to your writing. You know you’re a great recapper when I look to your recap as much as I love to Javabeans’. You guys are doing such an awesome job! Keep it up!

  39. 39 starlighttears

    oh em gee.

    Sorry to say that Goo Jun Pyo did not have e going at ALL. He actually annoyed me but from the moment i saw lee in ho here, he instantly became a MAN.

    soo freaking gorgeoussss (and i did not think that once during BOF. those thought went all to bummie)

    i ADORE him.
    & any recaps that appear on dramabeans 🙂
    thanks a bunch GF.

  40. 40 lastic


  41. 41 goldenlotus

    Rawr. That kiss scene looks hot.

  42. 42 rainerust

    Ooooh! Must be my lucky day! Recaps for PT & CS on the same day! Thanks for the ever-so-witty and hilarious rundown, girlfriday! People have said this before, but I swear you and JB are raised on the same awesome sauce.

    Strangely enough, I actually the editting in this episode was a little awkward, but it certainly didn’t detract from entertaining me. (Plus, how GOOD is SYJ’s hair now? I mean, seriously, the curls did her NO favour.)

    Moments I enjoyed the most? The cute roommate bonding time – man, I need a best friend like Jin-ho double-time! Who else would make the effort to go all the way home and put up with the antics of Hye-mi (who is seriously also getting on my nerves, more so than In-hee) just to get pain relief pills for a woman suffering from the cramps? (So true this one. Quite a few of my friends even turn vaguely green. I usually just curl into a corner.) Also the family picture taking excuse was actually really hilarious (and LMH just keeps getting better by the episode!…well, except he doesn’t really do the pseudo drunk that well. SYJ owns him there.)

    Gah how could the episode end with The Kiss?! Now I have to wait until Wednesday for raws to come out just so I can try to figure out what happens! Can’t wait til the next recaps, keep up the fantastic job guys! 🙂 (Dramabeans is really the best thing I’ve discovered for K drama; ranks right up there with tea on my list of daily necessities)

  43. 43 rainerust

    …ARGH. I really have to learn to edit my comments before I hit submit =.=”

    “I actually the editting in this episode was a little awkward”…there was meant to be a think somewhere in this line… sorry to double post…

  44. 44 Saris

    holy chemistry batman.

    loved, loved, love this ep. Hilarity, tears, sizzling hotness.

    SO excited for 7&8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. 45 Christine

    Thanks so much for your recap!!!

    Absolutely loved this even more than ep 5 which I thought was already fantastic. Going to really enjoy this ep and trying hard not to think of the “storm” which will inevitably follow when SYJ finds out truth behind LMH’s staying in her house. Well you can’t have a rainbow without the rain, right? So looking forward to a nice ending.

  46. 46 Apple a day

    AHH! great recap!
    I’m so excited to watch this episode for myself!! They are so cute together!

  47. 47 colourmad

    I totally love your recaps, girlfriday, 😀 and I can’t wait to watch this episode myself. It’s getting more and more interesting, definitely, and ahaha, I’m so excited as to how JH and KI will continue from here~

  48. 48 celestialorigin

    We got lucky today with 2 fabulous recaps! Thank you girlfriday!

  49. 49 Jill

    yey! thanks for the recap GirlFriday! I just woke up and it actually made my day! :))

    This is the best episode so far for me. From the previous episodes, a lot of people are complaining about lack of chemistry and slow pace relationship. BUT whoa! Episode 7 had it all in one episode! Like what you’ve said, the ep started with holding hands then bear hug, to kiss-on-the-cheeks and the OMG, a real kiss!!! woah! I’m anticipating it a whole lot more! Cant wait for episode 7! How I wish I just kept my patience and waited till this series is over so that I could watch it continuously, but what the hell, I love how I look forward for Wed and Thurs! :))

  50. 50 Norme

    Annyeong Girlfriday,

    Thanks for the recap…Its really touching….a bit Jealous thou…but nice face reactions…Kamsamida…..

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