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Oh My Lady: Episode 16 (Final)
by | May 17, 2010 | 965 Comments

Ah, the end is here! I suspect this episode made most if not all fans very happy, as it tied up the plot in a light-hearted but satisfactory way that was in keeping with the tone of the drama. It’s too bad that things didn’t get really compelling until about Episode 10 (then stepped it up with Episode 12 on — incidentally when Yura took a big step backward — coincidence? I think not) — which is frankly rather late for me to be connecting with a drama.

It’s to the actors’ credit that their amusing and sweet interactions were able to carry the plot until the story finally managed to tap into that emotional place with Min-woo’s growth as a father and as a person. I’m just glad that this one ended on a high note, because so many finale episodes feel like a letdown — they’re either too rushed or dragged out as an extended epilogue.

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FINAL EPISODE RECAP

Min-woo asks Kae-hwa to be Ye-eun’s mother, explaining that he had purposely waited to ask her until after the musical premiered. Nobody could be as good a mother to Ye-eun as she is, “And I need you. Let’s marry.”

(Omo! Usually when episodes end on cliffhangers, the next episode drops the tension back down, but in this case they just upped the ante.)

Kae-hwa is stunned, but Min-woo adds, “I’m not saying this out of the blue. I’ve thought this over seriously for a long while. Think it over, then give me your answer. I can wait as long as you need.”

Min-woo is invited along for a celebratory drink with The Show Co. staff, and Jae-hee remarks that it feels like Min-woo’s a part of their office family now, seeing as he has come to all their gatherings. Min-woo smiles and, while looking at Kae-hwa, says pointedly, “I think so too. It feels like a family.”

He’s extra solicitous to her, offering little things like napkins and such, which Shi-joon finds amusing while Kae-hwa is exasperated. When the others urge her to drink more, Min-woo swoops in to play the “black knight,” i.e, drink for her.

Min-woo’s behavior is so noteworthy that Jae-hee asks teasingly if their fake scandal is actually real. Kae-hwa blurts, “No!” just as Min-woo answers, “Yes.” (Such a mixed reaction makes the others think there’s more to this relationship than they’re letting on, and they exchange knowing looks.) Kae-hwa rises to leave early because of the kids, and Min-woo hurriedly excuses himself too, accompanying her out.

Kae-hwa is impatient with his exaggerated attentiveness, and says that she’ll give her answer now: “I’m not going to marry again.” He asks her to think about it some more, but she replies that a lot of thought has already gone into making this decision (not to remarry).

A bit indignant, he says it’s cowardly to swear off marriage because her first one failed. Maybe she just met the wrong guy the first time — it’s always possible she’ll meet a good person the second time around.

Kae-hwa replies that she doesn’t want to entertain such an expectation, and besides, she has Min-ji. He counters that a daughter isn’t a husband — and once Min-ji grows up and gets married, will she be fine being alone? That makes her pause briefly, but she reasserts her stance.

Min-woo: “Are you that afraid?”
Kae-hwa: “Yes, I am! Do you know what marriage is?”
Min-woo: “‘What do you know when you have no life experience?’ Is that what you’re telling me?”
Kae-hwa: “You haven’t been hurt so you don’t know. You don’t know what that pain is of promising to love each other for the rest of your life and having that shattered. So please don’t talk to me about marriage again. I’m sorry to say it like this.”

She walks off, leaving him pondering her words.

Kae-hwa’s words make him look deeper into the cause of her resistance. Thus the next morning, he intercepts Byung-hak just as the latter is leaving his house (humming “Sorry Sorry” in a meta moment, lol).

Min-woo gets to the point, asking aggressively what the heck Byung-hak did to Kae-hwa to make her swear off marriage forever. Byung-hak returns that this is hardly his concern, but Min-woo says it matters “because it’s a hindrance to her marrying me.”

Byunk-hak’s reaction is pure confusion: “Why?” Why would he want a woman like Kae-hwa when he’s a star? Min-woo presses on with his question, which elicits a roundabout answer about how she’s a difficult and tiring woman to live with. Min-woo watches with narrowed eyes, reading between the lines — he cheated, huh?

Defensively, Byung-hak turns it around on Kae-hwa, saying she doesn’t know how to make herself pretty; it felt like he was living with a housekeeper. In fact, he never bought even her flowers — not because he forgot or anything, but simply because he never felt inspired to buy them for her. You know, since looks are the only reason for loving a woman and all. (I’m not even offended by this comment, because Byung-hak is such a silly idiot that the sentiment has no sting coming from him.)

Min-woo asks if he ever apologized for hurting her. Byung-hak laughs, saying it’s embarrassing to do that. Min-woo tells him firmly, “Apologize to her. Ask her officially for her forgiveness.” Byung-hak finds this an odd demand coming from Min-woo, who replies, “I’m asking as the man who loves her.”

Now that Min-woo has made up his mind to woo Kae-hwa, he gets busy trying to win her over. For instance, he waits outside her apartment to give the girls a ride to school, and reacts in concern to hear Kae-hwa hasn’t eaten breakfast. After dropping off the girls, he takes her to a fancy buffet, where he even serves her.

Kae-hwa worries over the pricy food, trying to convince him to watch his spending because he must have lost a lot of money in the cancelled endorsement deals. Min-woo answers matter-of-factly that they probably add up to about 3 billion won ($2.5 million), but is unfazed. He’s got money in the bank and is confident he can get more work; he’ll consider this a luxurious hiatus from work.

Unimpressed, Kae-hwa urges him to adopt a frugal attitude and says she’s better off than he is, since at least she has a regular salary.

At work, a huge arrangement of red roses is delivered, addressed to Kae-hwa from Min-woo. While the other employees all smile at her knowingly, Kae-hwa tries to explain it away in innocent terms: “Can’t this be a thank-you?” They don’t buy it for a second.

Min-woo sends her a text, which is totally over-the-top and ridiculous (“More beautiful than a flower… Kae-hwa”). Embarrassed and uncomfortable, Kae-hwa says she’ll clear the flowers out of the office and takes them to the stairwell, thinking Min-woo is being shameless. But they do bring a smile to her face, as it’s been ages since she’s received flowers from anyone (which is why Min-woo made the gesture in the first place, in reaction to Byung-hak’s remark).

Next, Min-woo takes a cake to Bok-nim in thanks for treating Ye-eun, then asks for a favor, as she is a friend to Kae-hwa. His statement that “I’m intending to marry Yoon Kae-hwa” so shocks her that Bok-nim drops her coffee and stares at him incredulously.

Bok-nim rushes to ask Kae-hwa about it, wanting to know when the wedding is. She dismisses Kae-hwa’s grumbling that he’s just a kid — 28 is plenty grown-up, and the seven-year age difference is nothing. How can she let a guy like him slip through her fingers?

Kae-hwa grumbles that Min-woo’s proposal asked her to be Ye-eun’s mother, not his wife. Bok-nim sees through Kae-hwa’s complaining and smiles: “You really do like Min-woo.” That’s why she’s disappointed over the wording of his proposal, right? Bok-nim waves aside her resistance, saying that if they like each other, what’s the big deal? In her eyes, Min-woo is serious about her.

Min-woo takes the family out to a nice restaurant. Kae-hwa is self-conscious about coming to a place like this where they’ll be watched, but Min-ji enjoys eating out for once, and Min-woo tells her that it doesn’t matter to him. He pats Ye-eun on the head, saying, “I’m going to raise her proudly, since she’s my daughter.” Which is probably the most effective thing he could have said to impress her, and she allows herself to look at him with moony eyes (but only when he’s not looking back at her).

When Kae-hwa takes Ye-eun to the bathroom, Min-woo tries to make conversation with Min-ji. He sees this as a chance to suss out her thoughts and asks if she’d like having a sister like Ye-eun. Min-ji is pretty sharp and asks point-blank, “Are you going to marry my mother?” Her bluntness takes him by surprise, but he confides that he wants to. Still, he has to first hear out Min-ji’s opinion and wait for her mother’s answer.

She asks, “If you end up marrying my mother and then a prettier lady comes along, are you going to divorce my mom?” Min-woo gapes incredulously, but Min-ji points out that he works with beautiful actresses all the time: “If you betray my mother, it’ll be so sad for her.”

He tells her solemnly, “That’ll never happen. I’ll promise that to you.” They pinky-swear on it.

The musical continues its run and after another of Min-woo’s performances, he calls Kae-hwa, who is working late — or at least, she lies that she is. He offers to pick her up from the office, but for whatever reasons (fear, insecurity, nerves), Kae-hwa rejects the offer.

Reporter Han overhears Min-woo muttering to himself after the call, and says knowingly that he must be stuck in an unrequited love. Min-woo is wary, but Reporter Han has some insights about the situation, and his comments pique Min-woo’s curiosity. Wanting to hear more thoughts on his situation, Min-woo goes along with the reporter’s suggestion to grab a drink.

Kae-hwa works late, keeping herself busy to avoid going home right away. Finding her still in the office, Shi-joon offers her a ride home, and they pause for a break to talk. Tentatively, Kae-hwa says she hopes that he and his wife can give things another try, as it seems they still care for each other. Although Shi-joon doesn’t respond, he’s not offended by her statement and in fact seems to consider her words.

He turns the topic to Min-woo, asking how things are between them. Kae-hwa can’t feign ignorance since Shi-joon knows too much, but first she asks how much he knows. He answers, “One person is sending flowers, but the other person doesn’t seem ready to receive them.”

She confirms that Min-woo seems to be serious about a relationship but she’s not sure; she doesn’t feel confident that she can be seen “as a woman” to anybody. Shi-joon tells her she can — enough that he felt something for her for a short while. This stuns her, as he had never given any hint of his interest, but Shi-joon assures her that there is no cause for alarm. He has dealt with his feelings, and things won’t get awkward between them.

Liquor loosens Min-woo’s reserve (and his tongue) enough that he starts to talk freely about his woes, wondering how Kae-hwa can reject his proposal. Grabbing his laptop, the reporter starts to take notes, asking questions about why she rejected him and how long he’s had feelings for her. And I love Min-woo’s answer:

Min-woo: “Since we went looking for Ye-eun. No — since she had to go to the sauna because of me. No — since she fought with Mr. Jung [Yoon-seok]. Or was it from the beginning?”

Reporter Han says he must like her quite a lot, and Min-woo answers, “Yes, an awful lot. She’s different from the women I dated in the past. She’s beautiful. That’s why I think, ‘This is my woman.'” With that, he falls asleep, his head coming to rest on the tabletop.

Huh — well, this is a new side to Min-woo, and the reporter finds him pretty pure-hearted after all. It’s nothing like the partying image he’d had earlier. He starts typing a story about Min-woo’s “heartfelt love story” and uses words like “rebirth as a real actor.”

Han’s article spawns a wave of press, which now portrays Min-woo in a much more down-to-earth, humanistic light. They even declare that he has now washed off the disgrace of his former image as a lousy actor.

Yoon-seok is dissatisfied — I guess this good press does him no good, since he has lost his hold on Min-woo — but everyone else’s opinion of Min-woo makes a drastic upswing. He presents himself modestly in interviews, and even producer Eom is impressed with him. In fact, Eom gives himself credit for having recognized Min-woo’s talents early on, but Byung-hak scoffs since he didn’t do anything about them. Eom counters that he’ll get Min-woo for his next production.

Eom isn’t the only one wanting to cast Min-woo, and Shi-joon conveys an offer to Min-woo from a Japanese producer colleague, who has sent a proposal for Min-woo to take a role in a Japanese drama. Min-woo is pleased with the news, but as soon as he sees that he’d have to live in Japan for a year, he declines. Shi-joon thinks it’s a great opportunity, but Min-woo answers that he has somebody to watch over here.

And that’s not all: Jae-hee hands Kae-hwa some documents to give to Min-woo, which are papers for a new advertising contract offer worth 1 billion won (nearly $1 million). Apparently advertisers love his new image as a dedicated young single father.

Kae-hwa takes the documents to Min-woo’s photo shoot, where he takes a break from posing for a makeup touchup. The makeup artist tells him that his “scandal partner” (Kae-hwa) is really below his level, and offers to introduce him to a younger model friend. She describes the girl as one of those innocent-looking beauties, to which Min-woo answers, “I like sexy women.”

Naturally this is hardly thrilling for Kae-hwa to hear, even though Min-woo is actually making that quip as a way to reject the date. (Rather than saying no outright, saying that he prefers sexy women is a way of declining her friend, who is the opposite.)

Feeling dispirited, Kae-hwa decides not to approach and starts to leave. She runs into Yura, who congratulates her on her relationship and assures her that she has decided to move on.

Kae-hwa hands the envelope to Yura and asks for her to give it to Min-woo, making up the excuse that she’s busy and has to leave. Yura does, and when Min-woo hears the reason, he hurries out and tries to call Kae-hwa. Alas she isn’t answering the phone, so he goes to the theater, where he is told she is still back at the office.

Shi-joon finds her on the roof ignoring Min-woo’s phone call, and offers her a beer. In her melancholy mood, Kae-hwa offers to tell Shi-joon a “really funny story” and confides that Min-woo proposed to her. Even funnier is the fact that her heart thrilled to hear it. It was exciting to be seen as a woman again — but today, that feeling was shattered.

I’d assumed she was hurt by the makeup stylist’s dismissive comments about her, but I’m actually relieved that those words weren’t the cause of her mood. In actuality, it was the sight of him in action, looking like a star, that made her feel like they were completely unsuited for each other: “He seemed like someone from another land.”

Shi-joon points out that Min-woo was a star from the start — it’s not like she didn’t know. Kae-hwa answers that at the beginning, he had nothing to do with her so that wasn’t an issue. But as they got to know each other, she saw him struggling and felt sorry for him, and nagged him when he said silly things — and those things felt comfortable and manageable. Now that he’s doing better… it’s like he’s back to being a lofty star and the chasm is growing between them.

Shi-joon tells her that Min-woo likes her very much — enough to give up a drama opportunity for her. “Min-woo has changed this much — shouldn’t you recognize his feelings?”

Min-woo arrives at the office to find it empty, then recalls the roof. He arrives outside just in time to see Kae-hwa wiping away some tears. So much about this situation upsets him, and he strides up to her, grabs her wrist (urg!), and takes her downstairs.

He feels hurt that she has been ignoring his calls and avoiding him, particularly when she knew he was waiting for her — and now she’s here crying in front of Shi-joon — and raises his voice to a yell. Kae-hwa tells him levelly that she has already given him her reply, but he ignored it. No matter how she thinks about it, they don’t suit.

He argues that if he cared about those things — age, status — he would never have liked her from the start. She returns that this is just proof that he’s young, and they should quit while they’re ahead. And he should go to Japan.

That gets his attention: “Is that why?” He explains that he didn’t tell her about the Japan offer because he never intended to go. She takes issue with his high-handedness in dragging her away, saying that she’s ashamed of him when he does that, and gets angry and starts fights out of misunderstandings.

Min-woo asks, “So are you saying you can’t marry me? Are you saying I won’t do because I’m immature and young?” Kae-hwa answers yes. She can’t marry someone who reacts in such unpredictable ways — it makes her feel uneasy. She storms off, leaving him to shout her name in frustration.

You know, I’m actually relieved that they had this fight. They’ve never fought for real, and this addresses issues that they’ve been skirting thus far. It’s also nice to see some real conflict — genuine emotional clashing and hurt feelings — rather than the glib, fluffy sort of conflict that has characterized most of this show.

That night, Byung-hak calls Kae-hwa, who finds him drunk and in a thoughtful mood. To her surprise, he tells her, “I’m sorry.” He acknowledges that he never apologized properly, so he’s doing it now. She did nothing wrong — he’s the bad guy — and they divorced because he wronged her. But he felt too embarrassed to apologize, so he couldn’t do it: “But after listening to Sung Min-woo, I felt I was really wrong, and that I had to apologize. So I came here.”

That surprises her — he met Min-woo? Byung-hak gives Min-woo some credit for the way he had insisted he apologize, admitting that the kid was pretty impressive with the way he said, “As the man who loves Yoon Kae-hwa, please apologize.”

He says it one more time: “Kae-hwa, I’m sorry. I was wrong. I pushed you aside and hurt your feelings — forgive me for everything. Forget that all, and make a new start. And if he upsets you, come and tell me right away, and I’ll give him a scolding.”

(Aww. An unexpectedly touching moment from Byung-hak. As with the last time he defended Kae-hwa, this gives us a glimpse into why they were married in the first place while also showing us why they didn’t work. It’s rare to see ex-spouses in a drama ending on amicable terms, and it’s a nice change.)

Min-woo comes home feeling frustrated, and looks over his drama proposal documents. This gives him an idea, and he starts typing away. And when we see what he’s drafting — gahhh, Min-woo is so cute. I about died reading the title of his document: “Proposal On Living For Yoon Kae-hwa.”

In the morning, he comes to her apartment and gives her the envelope. He looks at her with puppy dog eyes and tells her to give her response after reading it.

Kae-hwa reads Min-woo’s proposal, which is formatted like a business document. In keeping with the theme of the drama proposal packet, he has drawn up Kae-hwa’s resumé, only it’s more like a life resumé than a professional one, outlining her traits and skills such as “she has a loud voice,” “makes killer ddukbokki and kimbap,” and “she likes Kim Myung-min better than Sung Min-woo, but I want to forgive her anyway.” Also of note: she has become a mother to Ye-eun, “and now is the woman in my heart.”

Under the “future plans” column, he has scheduled marriage in a month, a vacation cruise to celebrate their one-year anniversary, and so forth. Byung-hak’s apology had started to melt her resolve, and now she has to smile a teeny bit at Min-woo’s document.

Jung-ah has been offered a job in Daejeon, which is located in central Korea and about a two-hour drive from Seoul. She asks Shi-joon for his approval, suggesting that they need some space between them. As she leaves, she tells him that she realizes she hasn’t been the best wife to him either (I presume she means before the adultery, since otherwise that statement would be met with a resounding DUH).

But the door isn’t closed on them forever — with Shi-joon now opening up more to Jung-ah and realizing his part in driving his wife away, it looks like they’re leaving room for a reconciliation later, after they’ve both healed. Shi-joon even says he’ll go down to visit her on the weekend.

Min-woo performs another show, after which he checks his phone and tries to contain his disappointment that Kae-hwa hasn’t called. To his (happy) surprise, Kae-hwa finds him sitting in the empty theater, here with a much more conciliatory attitude than the last time they saw each other.

As we know, important conversations must always relocate to prettier environs (can you imagine that car ride over to the waterside? Most awkward silence ever).

Kae-hwa apologizes for her harsh words, telling Min-woo that she didn’t mean it when she pushed him away. She asks for his understanding and also thanks him for thinking of her life and her future (i.e., in his proposal) in such a serious way.

Min-woo has been looking pensive and tense throughout her speech, like he’s bracing himself, sensing that she’s ready to deliver her final decision. So it takes a moment for her next words to really sink in, as she tells him:”So I’m thinking of being courageous now. Thanks to you, I think I can do that now.”

She adds that she’d always thought she would just focus on being a solid support for Min-ji’s benefit, “But if things get hard, it’s okay if lean on someone now.” Min-woo smiles and steps forward to hug her gently, thanking her for her answer. Kae-hwa thanks him back for letting her be courageous again.

Min-woo then thanks her for watching over him and Ye-eun all this while. He promises that from now on, he’ll protect her.

And then they get the swirly-camera kiss — which is a nice way to bookend the drama, considering that this is very similar to how we started. Only, now it actually means something.

The end!

 
COMMENTS

I picked up Oh My Lady because (1) when it started I had the time, as none of the current Wednesday-Thursday shows had premiered yet and I had no other recap commitments, (2) I had just finished its timeslot predecessor Wish Upon a Star, which was a happy surprise, and therefore anticipated a similar tone for this one, and (3) I wanted to keep up the watching and recapping momentum. There’s also (4) the matter of loving Chae Rim (and wanting her to pick a more enjoyable project than her last, Good Job, Good Job) and (5) the fact that I had pegged Choi Siwon as an idol-star-turned-actor to watch out for after Story of Hyang Dan back in ’07. (See? There IS some thought that goes into these decisions, however random the choices may ultimately seem!)

About halfway through the drama, however, I found my interest flagging, but not enough to drop the show. Even the less interesting episodes were easy to watch, and it wasn’t a challenging show in either theme or plot, so keeping up wasn’t too much of a hardship. I did, however, start thinking that if the actual plot development got any SLOWER, I would seriously consider dropping it.

Ultimately I’m glad I stuck with the show, and the last four episodes in particular gave me a sense of satisfaction about the drama as a whole. It turned into a different drama than the one it originally seemed — which pointed at the hijinks of a star falling for his ajumma maid/manager — and focused much more on Min-woo’s development as a father than as a romantic partner. I don’t think the romance came out of nowhere, but it wasn’t a priority, and that was actually refreshing.

I won’t call Choi Siwon a brilliant actor — he’s pretty decent, but he’s still got a long way to go if he’s going to keep pursuing an acting career, and I think he should — so rather than pure acting skills, it’s his personal charm that carries the character. I mean, just look at that smile, right?

It doesn’t hurt that he’s perfectly cast — image isn’t everything, but it’s a pretty significant part of how we approach a character. And when you cast a star to play a star, you’ve always got that benefit of the audience’s meta awareness of the actor’s real-life fame. (Also see: Choi Ji-woo in A Star’s Lover, Rain in Full House, Jang Geun-seok in You’re Beautiful, Kim Ah-joong in Accidental Couple.)

It was a leetle disappointing to have so little screentime for the two girls in the last episode, but we’ve seen enough of the Cute in previous episodes that I was content to let this finale be Min-woo and Kae-hwa’s exclusively. (Well, there were a few Shi-joon and Jung-ah moments, but I choose to skip right over them in my mind. Yawn. I’m satisfied, story-wise, with where they ended, but don’t need to dwell any longer on them.)

And then there’s Chae Rim. To be honest, I don’t think this is the best vehicle for her, even though the drama really benefits from having her in it. Therefore I’m glad for the drama’s sake, but she’s an actress whose talents weren’t fully used here — particularly since her character was less developed than Min-woo’s, and hardly changed at all. She made the most of it, tapping into a vulnerable side of Kae-hwa that gave the character a hint of depth. But I hope to see her tackling something more challenging in the future, and something out of the ajumma mold, as she’s done two in a row.

All in all, Oh My Lady was a sweet, cute series that could be a fun way to spend a breezy weekend with some unchallenging but personable characters, and that will leave you smiling at the end.

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965 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Viv

    Thank you for the recapping OML. I am so glad I picked up this drama, to be honest I really did not expect it to be this good, but wow what a pleasant surprise. I loved it.

    • 1.1 Tina

      omg, i feel the same way too!!

    • 1.2 intan_aya

      same goes to me….

      i’ve jus got to watch it on tv..

      but then i’ve tried to watch online..
      then i got into it and finish watch de whole drama in 2 days…

  2. lol

    thanks..

  3. faye

    this drama is so refreshing.. i really love Chae Rim… I hope i can see of her more in this kind of romantic comedy stories.

  4. honest_will

    first
    great recap
    its great to see the end of an OK drama
    why its an OK drama
    a lot of used themes were used here like the older woman/younger man scenario and etc etc
    im not saying its bad but it was easy to watch without getting a headache
    compared to cinderella’s sister, this was easier to watch
    there were a lot of angst which dragged and dragged
    but hey thats kdrama for you
    choi si won did well, his charm (smile) carried him and his acting was good, im sure the next role will definately use his abs as part of the story
    chae rim did well, i haven’t seen her b4 but she was able to portray her character very well, emotional, strong, witty, naggy etc etc
    she was just good
    min woo’s manager was down right annoying but he portrayed his character well, hence why we hate him and im really disappointed with the writers why they did a 180 when he initially wanted to kidnap ye-eun but then when yura loses her in the department store, i thought the manager will be over the moon, instead his angry and frustrated, wierd right,
    if i miss anything here in the story, i tend to skip areas or ff some parts becos it got slow
    yura was okay, she was like kim ah joong in “that fool”
    pretty to look at but no real emotion in story
    kim ah joong (from 200pounds of beauty) did somewhat better
    its not her fault, it was the writer cos thats what was handed her but she could do better
    early on in the eps, i looked at yura and also shi-joon as no threat to the love of kae wa and min woo, why, cos the writer didnt develop that part of their script in too much depth
    oh both minji and ye-eun were really really cute to watch especially ye-eun

    thanks for all your recaps and comment, sometimes i read yur comments since none of my friends are into kdrama stuff and i helps me to get a better view of things
    anyway im off

  5. asianromance

    Thank you for the recap and for recapping the series! I haven’t been following the drama since ep 5/6, but it is still nice to know what happens.

  6. estel

    In the last scence, I wast just as afraid as Min-woo that Kae-hwa would tell him that while she appreciated the thought, she wasn’t ready to get married. Therefore, it was quite a relief when we got our nice, happy ending. :)

    I found Oh! My Lady to be a refreshing change from the angst, and from the hyper-focus on fated! I-must-have-you! relationships! that abound in kdramaland (not that I don’t love them, too). I really enjoyed seeing Min-woo grow as a person, and see his relationships with Ye-eun (possibly the cutest child ever) and Kae-hwa develop into real, healthy ones. I can imagine Kae-hwa, Min-woo, Min-ji, and Ye-eun being a very happy, adorable family from here on out. I personally would love it if MW and KH had a kid together, too, another little girl – that would be fun. :)

    Thanks, JB, for sticking with OML to the very end. I really enjoyed your recaps. :)

  7. neliq

    Thanks so much for recapping Oh My Lady, Javabeans!! I had a good time watching this drama and appreciated your recaps. Who can resist Choi Si Won’s smiles? His casting for that role was perfect and Chae Rim, as always, did the best with her character as well.

    Adorable girls, eye candy for the ladies, and great acting from Chae Rim. A drama to watch again on a cold winter weekend to warm your heart and make you laugh.

  8. marbleloaf

    it was a good ending. choi shiwon carried his own. i’m glad byung hal redeemed himself in the end, with a little surging from minwoo.

  9. Deborah

    Thanks SO MUCH for the recaps! I am one of those viewers (not COMPLETE fan) who didn’t really like the ending. When I think about it, I suppose it did everything it NEEDED to do, especially with very little romance from Kae-hwa throughout the series. My favourite scene was definitely when the ex-husband apologised, because it was not only that Min-woo told him to do it (actually kind of), but he acknowledged that he always wanted to say it, but he just was too embarrassed.

    The final episodes finally got things going, and I’m glad it picked up toward the end.

    ON A LAST NOTE – What is a finale without a wristgrab? :P

  10. 10 Liv

    I find myself both relieved and disappointed. Relieved because around episode 12 I was really wondering from where they were going to pull the chemistry necessary to make this a romantic ending, but the way they tied this up made sense. Disappointed because while it made sense, it wasn’t all that romantic for me – while I know Min-woo was feeling flashes of attraction throughout the series, it still feels like he picked Kae-hwa because she’d be a good mother to Ye-eun. Which conflicts with the underlying theme of Kae-hwa’s “emancipation” – she was no longer going to be known just as a wife or a mother, but actually as an individual, a woman.

    To be honest, by the last 4-5 episodes, I was actually more interested in how they developed the relationship between Shi-joon and Jung-ah (I seem to be a minority on this). I liked how they didn’t portray the conflict as white and black. No one was truly the victim or the perpetrator. That was pretty realistic to me – although I understand how some viewers might have been over it from the moment they established she cheated. Anyway, cute drama – nothing memorable but I’m glad I caught it.

  11. 11 Jewels

    Thanks for the recap. I agree, this drama was light and refreshing. It actually was something I needed after watching CS which was so depressing at times, therefore, I looked forward every week to new episodes. The chemistry between the leads was encouraging, and the little girls, were absolutely adorable and well mannered. I will miss OML, my Mondays are now empty and boring.

  12. 12 v

    Thanks for the great recap!
    i agree with most of ur comments altho i think the romance did come a bit out of nowhere.. not so much for MW but i barely saw any attraction or hint of it from KH towards MW.. and then she accepts his proposal… and for me, it was a little more than a little disappointment at having almost no YeEun moment. Minji did have something but yeeun was barely there… and i dont know if she’ll ever talk (probably so)
    KH’s huband…. he’s so ridiculous i’m not even sure if i hate or like him… but the apologizing scene was redeeming… and somehow, altho it is really simplistic, this is a drama that kinda makes everyone finish with a happy ending, or at least some hint of that. nobody is miserable.
    overall, it was a drama that was kinda flat throughout most of it, unambitious, with little complexity or profoundness, and with MW and YE relationship being the main (and perhaps only) highlight until the end when it belatedly picked up. however, it was also a drama that improved till the end and gave a satisfactorily good ending, which is something i can’t say for numerous dramas. the last 4 ep basically redeemed the drama and tho i wont probably rewatch this, it is ending while leaving me with a good impression of it so it was successful in that way. i wish CR will choose some other more complex role in the future because i almost didnt care for KH.. as for CSW, he has promise and a whole lot of charisma combined with cuteness (love all the funny faces). meanwhile, as a SJ bonamana nuts right now, i dont mind seeing him dance and singing. lol
    again, thanks for the recap

  13. 13 namedx

    I enjoyed the drama, though I don’t think I could watch it again. It was overall, a light hearted, no nonsense drama, enough to keep you lightly entertained from start to finish, but by no means challenging enough to make you want to come back to it. A decent end to a decent drama, and frankly, i’m left feeling completely satisfied.

    Thanks for recapping the whole drama javabeans, I enjoyed reading every episode! Peace out

  14. 14 Ace

    Thank you for the recaps! I really loved this drama since it ended on a high note unlike some which left me disappointed. I’m missing Chae Rim and Siwon already so I’ve started Legend of Hyang Dan and Dalja’s Spring. I’ve also been playing over and over Super Junior’s comeback single “Bonamana” (I prefer to see the music video since Siwon’s so hot, than just listening to it).

    I’m glad they focused on the main leads in this episode. Loved that Min-woo talked to the ex-husband (LOL @ Byung-hak’s “sorry sorry”, haha), his text to Kae-hwa when she got the flowers (bet Kae-hwa won’t erase that even if she cringed at it!), his promise to Minji to not betray her mom (aaaw!), his asking for advise from the doctor bestfriend, his drunken confession to the reporter, his fight with Kae-hwa (about time!), and his Life Plan for KH. I get KH’s hesitation and insecurities. I liked how they thanked each other in the last scene. For me, it was a sign that they were not taking each other for granted, acknowledging each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Missed Ye-eun though.

    This is one of those dramas that I won’t hesitate on repeating from episode 1 to 16 without pressing the fast forward button. Some dramas I’ve watched again but I was skipping over some scenes and episodes, if you know what i mean. I’m not even watching the ending because it was disappointing. I hope to see Chae Rim and Siwon soon, together or separately! =)

  15. 15 sl

    Thank you so much for recapping this!

    For the longest time, I wanted to drop this because of the lull. It would sorta be similar to the Boys Over Flowers lull from episode 11-17ish. I kept watching because the beginning had been so entertaining. That’s the same with this drama. I love the actors, and the first episodes really got me hooked. I’m so glad it ended on a high note especially… I spent 16 hours watching this thing, it better not disappoint!!!

    I’m not someone who needs intense, deep, dark dramas. Personally, I’m probably a happier person watching light-hearted, silly dramas, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want quality.

    Overall, this was a so-so drama quality-wise, but if we were to measure it in entertainment, it’d get much higher scores. Thanks dramabeans!!!!

    Ooh and on an unrelated note, I really liked your podcasts. Keep it up!

  16. 16 Emi

    This was a nice drama. Not my favorite, but not awful. I was a little bit disappointed that we didn’t get some sort of epilogue to see them after they got together. Maybe like scenes played over the ending credits or something showing her nagging him, him being acclaimed as a rising serious actor, breakfast with the girls (getting along as a family, with the youngest speaking a little more), and maybe an awards night to show him accomplishing his acting goal (and a chance to show chae rim all dressed up). They never did really give her the classic KDrama ‘wonderous makeover’ scene where she gets rid of the ahjumma hair. Ah well, it wasn’t bad, I just like my happy endings to be a little more fluffy :) I didn’t feel quite as warm and fuzzy as I did at the end of Last Scandal. But this was a cute show and harmless enough XD

  17. 17 splgt001

    thank you JB!
    Enjoyed the drama and your reviews.
    =)

  18. 18 danni

    Yeah, Oh My Lady wasn’t great, but it was easy to watch, despite the slow plot. I was a little worried about how they would tie up the romantic stuff at the end because there had been almost zero romantic action during most of the drama, but it was amusing to watch Min Woo win over Kae Hwa and didn’t feel too rushed. Really glad that you stuck with the drama jb, thanks for the recap!

  19. 19 Sobia

    I felt really satisfied by this ending! KH got her own happy ending (I kinda think Minwoo and Ye-eun got theirs back in episodes 14/15), and I think they resolved the romance issue as well as they could in one episode. I love that Kae-hwa realizes the respect that Minwoo has for her after he convinces her ex-husband to apologize. We’ve known all along how much Minwoo admires her, but I don’t think KH really gets it until that moment. I love that their relationship is rooted in empathy and respect…

    I particularly loved the last scene (although you’re right, that must have been a hella awkward car ride). Because Roger Ebert says it better than I can, here’s a snippet from his review of the Keira Knightley version of “Pride and Prejudice”:

    “When Lizzie and Darcy finally accept each other in ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ I felt an almost unreasonable happiness. Why was that? I am impervious to romance in most films, seeing it as a manifestation of box office requirements. Here is it different, because Darcy and Elizabeth are good and decent people who would rather do the right thing than convenience themselves. Anyone who will sacrifice their own happiness for higher considerations deserves to be happy. When they realize that about each other their hearts leap, and, reader, so did mine.”

    Not that I am comparing this show to P&P (sacrilege!)… But my heart totally leapt when KH accepted Minwoo in the last scene, for the same reasons Mr. Ebert describes above. Minwoo has come such a long way as a person, and he knows that he could have never done it without Yoon Kae-Hwa. KH has been so awesome throughout the show and, like many terrific mothers, has been putting herself on the backburner for too long. Her reluctance to engage in another relationship is perfectly understandable – protecting her own heart helps her better protect Minji. But, by the last scene, KH has finally come to understand Minwoo – how good he has become, and how much he admires and respects her – and so, at the end, she is willing to trust her heart to him. These two characters really deserve happiness, and I believe they will find it in each other.

    I really like shows in the vein of WUAS and OML, which are warm-hearted and family-friendly. And OML really surprised me with its plot construction — it just kept getting better and better, kind of like Minwoo himself. Hopefully SBS will keep these kinds of shows coming. But, in the meantime, I will OML a lot – particularly you, Siwon! You really were amazing. I’ll definitely be watching out for the next Siwon-starrer.

    And Javabeans, thank you so much for supplying us with such great OML recaps. My drama-watching experience was definitely richer from reading the recaps and everyone’s comments. Kansamnida to you and to my fellow OML commenters, for making me laugh and think. This website is the awesomest.

  20. 20 coollady

    to be honest, i stopped watching this drama and resorted to only reading your recaps to see what happened. haha. BUT seriously, I am really surprised that you stuck through the 16 episodes and kept going because by about episode 6 or 7 as i was reading the recaps, i kept thinking “whoa, she’s still recapping this drama?”. haha. still, the drama ended on a good note so thank you for the recaps!

    here’s hoping that Chae Rim picks a better drama in the future, and hoping Siwon continues his endeavors to being an actor, cause he definitely has some potential, and his various face expressions make even an hour of mediocre drama worth it.

  21. 21 ck1Oz

    Thanks for the recap.Your insight made me appreciate it more.Not my favourite drama of all time but it was a romance.And once in a while you need a nice relaxing feel good drama.Some of the other agonising romantic comedy series have so much angst it’s distracting.And I love that I don’t have to wait for the last 2 minutes to anticipate a happy ending.Thank God for that.

    And I pointed out your ‘showing off his abs’ scenes to one of my friends and it’s hilarious how much more conscious she is of them…she’s acting so scandalous by all the eye candy moments :-)

    Looking forward to your next series.

  22. 22 MEL

    JB, thanks so much for the great work…OML is one of those dramas that I’ll pick up, re-watch time and time again because it was endearing, safe, gentle, and of course ‘cuz I’m a huge Chae Rim and Si Won fan (including the entertaining Super Junior crew. By, the way your recap of Hyang Dan was brought me on board the Si Won fan wagon..) Si won was the main character in this drama, with Chae Rim being the “woman behind the scene…behind every great (?) man is a great woman..) This may be a combination of cliches, but it really worked to keep me hooked (the Sibrows, smile, goofiness the eventual devotion that the character Min Woo had for Gae Hwa and of course for his daughter…)\

    Min Woo’s growth would not have existed were it not for Gae Hwa. I too like everyone, wished the chemistry was there early, but Min Woo had many obstacles yet to overcome and mature, before the relationship between him and Gae Hwa went to a love-happily ever after relationship. In addition, Gae Hwa also had to overcome her own luggage and put all that behind her. Although, all that finally came about in the last episode, it was all worthwhile to view this warm show. This final episode, showed how much Min Woo worked so hard to bring everyone to help him woo Gae Hwa. Many of the characters including the ex, the manager as well as the dreaded tabloid reporter, the bff and the boss oh don’t forget Min Ji’s extraction of Min Woo’s promise (not to break Gae Hwa’s heart–) all helped Min woo to finally compose that proposal for Gae Hwa’s life….

    Thanks JB, as always…you’re the bomb as well as those who shared their insights and talent to bring about exposure of this sweet show…

  23. 23 pabo ceo reom

    Haha so I consider this “watched” although all I did was read your recaps. I’m not interested enough to go back and watch it but it reads like a cute drama.

  24. 24 oh! tht! chick!

    it was a fun watch while it lasted…..very simple very basic very neat….the thing tht first made me watch OML was bonamana ahem Mr Choi….but in actuality what made me stick around was the cute lil angel of a kid ye eun! ahhh the adorableness of it all! i was such a sucker for tht child….as i was meant to be i guess :P

  25. 25 umalily

    I have to agree with a lot of you. I often don’t finish some dramas, because they seem to want to put the viewer through the emotional wringer with sorrowful conflicts just to prove they can. Once the main conflict has been overcome, or at least the 2 leads have admitted they love each other, the writers come up with a very emotional yet lesser conflict to get us through the last 3-4 episodes. This seems to be standard for dramas and I guess most of us expect it. I just feel manipulated.
    So having said that, I was very eager to see how the drama ended. Could Min-woo really win Kae-hwa’s heart in one hour? I guess in movie time? yes.
    I thought her objections were reasonable but since this is the first time we hear of her not feeling like a desirable woman (o where art though, make-over scene?), though logical seemed to be undeveloped throughout the previous story line. I liked all her objections; they’re heartfelt fears in a lot of women.

    And I liked the idea of her stating that now she has the courage to depend on someone else and to trust in another man and herself to love each other for a life time.
    I felt that Min-Woo’s feelings were seen throughout the story. All his jealous faces were pretty funny! I’d immediately rewind and watch them again. But there seemed to be no physical attraction beyond that kiss. I agree with a previous poster: Where was the skinship or just random flirting, or even suggestive leaning?
    P.S. I liked the kiss, but the idea of a couple going:
    Thank you, Min-Woo!
    No, please, thank you, Kae-hwa!
    Ok, we’ll both be thankful!

    Seemed a bit of a let down. Where was the “I love you, Min-woo. You had me at your Choco-abs”?

  26. 26 pat

    One of the recurrent scenes in kdramas are the meetings between the new and old lover/spouse. It occurs in every romcom as a plot device. This doesn’t happen in real life or in the west they scream or fight and only meet under duress, in Kdramas they sit and sip tea in competitive negotiation or veiled threats. This is very funny to me and I wonder if its peculiar (like the annoying wrist grab and traffic u turn) to
    its audience. I’d love to know which dramas did them first! After about 50 dramas these scenes are getting on my nerves. Thank you for this forum
    and the insightful recaps. It makes dramas fun and less frustrating. End of rant, see you next drama! (one can only watch CSI so many times…..)

  27. 27 aberdeen_angus

    Ooh, thanks for the recap.

    I dropped this drama in episode 6 or 7, and then started watching again, but with some ff abuse. It was lighthearted and easy to watch, but the lack of attraction from KH killed the mood for me. I loved Choi Siwon, I had never watched anything with him, and barely knew he was in some idol group, so he was a pleasant surprise.

    All in all, I somewhat liked it.

  28. 28 cille

    JB – thank you so much for recapping OML from start to finish!!! awesome writing as usual.. chae rim is also one of my favorite actress and she could’ve done something more, but she definitely made the most of her character here.. i wish also that she’ll have a different role next..

  29. 29 rubyred19

    Thanks so much for clearing up that part where Minwoo was talking to the makeup girl JB. When she was suggesting someone for Minwoo to meet and then he replied that he likes sexy girls. I had thought that he was agreeing with her. That really bothered me because it made him seem like he was being flaky when Kaehwa wasn’t around. Thanks for your clarification, it really made me feel better about the ending episode as a whole.

  30. 30 birdscout

    Thank you , javabeans for recapping this sweet, harmless drama right through to the end. Your commentary made this light story so much more fun to follow!Choi Si-won was quite adorable, as were the cute girls playing Min-ju and Ye-eun. I liked Chae Rim in Dal-ja’s Spring, and I like her here as well.

    Wondering what rating you will give it .

  31. 31 Joy

    Thanks so much JB for recapping OML, Yes it is light-hearted and satisfying I enjoyed watching it.

  32. 32 Anya

    @ 19 Sobia

    Eeee a Pride and Prejudice mention! Totally a PP fangirl!

    I like that this drama actually picked up in the last couple of episodes. It might be light, but it’s also heartwarming, and nicely balances out the overdose of smothering angst in the other drams coughCinderella’sSistercough.

    And I don’t actually care about whether the romance was romantic or not. For me a big part of the series was watching the Min woo-Ye Eun interactions, and one of the reasons why I started watching the drama in the first place. Min woo pledging to be a good father to Ye Eun was actually the ending for me, though the last scene wasn’t too bad either *wink*.

  33. 33 christine

    Yeah, so glad you stuck with OML and we benefitted from your recaps.

    I agree that it was a fun drama to watch, nothing too complicated, just fun and fluffy without any angst to tax us till the next episode. Of course the mandatory quota of Siwon’s topless scenes,his captivating smiles, ChaeRim’s sweetness and the kids’ cuteness was a bonus.

    As for Shijoon and Jungah, I feel a sense of deja vu in that the same situation appeared in Alone in Love (one of my favourite dramas) where Son Ye Jin and Gam Wu-Seong separated over a misunderstanding over their stillborn child. SYJ was upset that her husband was not by her side at that moment while he was in the morgue cradling their dead child. In answer to Liv @ 10, I’m sure that as the love is still there, Shijoon and Jungah will reconcile, be more loving than before and go on to have a nice family as in Alone in Love.

    Incidentally, Jungah was also in AIL and she was SYJ’s husband’s first love. They married for a very brief period of time before he realised he was still in love with SYJ and went back to her.

    JB, does this qualify for how many degrees related as in comparison to Kevin Bacon?

    Preparing for withdrawal symptons now with OML ended and PT ending soon. Oh please give us a speedy and nice recap, JB.

    Thanks again and thanks in advance for PT recaps

  34. 34 Porcelain

    It ended… sobs… I recall how crazy excited I was last week that I cannot breathe…

    First reason for picking this up is coz I am an ELF… and hello choco-abs…
    @ 25 ==> “I love you, Min-woo. You had me at your Choco-abs”? WORDS!

    But I was suprise… ok the plot is nothing fresh… but when the story gets going I was hooked… and having solid acting from Chae Rim and rest of the cast and 2 sweetest and cutest bb girls help tonnes…

    And…Choi Si Won… you suprise me… I have no idea he can make a diehard ELF even more diehard… Am so proud of you and can’t wait to see more dramas from you bb…

    Thanks for not dropping off recapping this series Dramabeans!

  35. 35 Lady of Spice

    Thanks JavaBeans for all your insightful recaps for this series! reading your thoughts were definitely an interesting companion to watching the episodes. I definitely agree with you on the show being easy to watch and fun because of the character interactions.

    Although, I love Chae Rim, this is definitely not my favorite character she’s played. Kae Hwa was too simplistic as a character, and made it look so easy to be good. Even when she was “blackmailing’ Min Woo, it was soo toothless, because the audience knew it was an empty threat. Personally, I like the characters who struggle a little more with them selves and the decisions they make.

    Eventhough, I agree with you that the romance was not “out of nowhere” I also felt like it was not bulit up enough on Kae Hwa’s side. Towards the end it just seemed like she made the decision because of circumstance and not feelings. Heck, she barely had moments where she fantasized about him or got lost in his good looks. This might be due to the fact that her character was not bulit up as much as Min Woo’s was but I was a teeny bit dissappointed on that scale.
    Min Woo.

    What I loved in the drama: Choi Si Won and the little girl that plays Ye Eun!!!!! Too cute!!! Especially the scenes where they start to get closer. I always appreciate a drama with a good father daughter relationship.

  36. 36 djes

    thank you for another great recaps!

    Most of your reasons are also my reasons watching the drama ( well the recapping reason is definitely not my reason :P )
    I like Choi Siwon, and it’s great to know that he acts well. Chae Rim, I agree, she doesn’t show much her talent, but surely her role here is way better than the last one in Good Job, Good Job ( i hate that drama )

    I didn’t quite satisfied with the ending while watching it RAW, but reading your explanation fills the story that I don’t understand, so I think I’ll like it better after I watch it with sub..

  37. 37 doraemon

    JB, thanks so much for recapping Oh My Lady !!!

    This is the first k-drama which I watch while it’s showing, patiently waiting for 2 episodes every week, and faithfully reading your recap after each episode and all the fans’ comments. A new experience to me ! I must say it’s an enjoyable 2 months with Oh My Lady, and I’m of course feeling very down now that the drama is over.

    Choi Si-won turns out to be a great surprise as I normally don’t pin too much hope on these “pretty flower boys” and “idols-turned-actors” ! He carries the show very well, especially from episode 10 onwards; other than his acting, his personal charms certainly play a significant part.

    I have actually deliberately delaying watching the last episode because I read some comments (by chance) which suggest that the ending is not what we expected. When I finally get down to watch it, I told myself to “prepare for the worst, but hope for the best”. At the end, it turns out to be a false alarm ! What else can we expect, but of course, a NICE ending !!!

    Thanks to JB and all out there, it has been an enjoyable 2 months !!!

  38. 38 cecilia

    I’m going to miss this drama so much!!!
    It was my happy drama!!!

  39. 39 Hachi

    Thank you JB for recapping the series….and I like your last comment…this drama would indeed be a great weekend series to breeze thru comfortably….no real angst, to get all huffy about while watching this, cute story. Except maybe Yuri…she was so annoying….
    I enjoyed it and would recommend this drama to anyone who wants to come away from it with a smile and not feel like their time was sabotaged.
    Thanks Again, Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to your next list of recapped dramas, that the summer season has to offer. Also, I loved your podcast, it made for good listening, your written comments and opinions of Kdrama’s are just as interesting as your spoken comments and opinions, look forward to more podcasts from you.

  40. 40 Thu

    I haven’t read your cap yet, but I have to say. The ending was really disappointing but still didn’t leave me frustrated or angry. I didn’t really waste my time I felt because like you said the cast was very entertaining. But the story line lacked so much. This drama was to distract me from how long Wednesday and Thursday were because Personal Taste and Cinderella Sister came on those days. This was just a light and I truthfully felt strange drama.

  41. 41 Kelela

    Loved this drama. Probably will watch it again.

    I kind of wish that Chae Rim was made over a little bit or, like City Hall, had some future montage shots. I only say this because the promo/press shots, she’s pretty radiant.

    Still, I was satisfied. :)

  42. 42 lovedramas

    I really enjoyed following the drama and reading your recaps and am particularly thankful that you ended up sticking to the recaps as I always pick up something new from reading then, no matter how breezy the drama is.

    I love Chae Rim in this, I think she’s so cute. I didn’t always think this about her. I think she has nicely developed her acting over the years and while this role wasn’t particularly challenging for her, I still enjoyed her mother character. Choi Siwon – I also enjoyed his performance as he was a good fit for the role and I loved the 2 girls – they are adorable.

    I thought the ending wrapped up nicely. I think we’ve been getting hints on MW liking KH, but he just didn’t really act on it and he wasn’t really sure how he felt and also in a little denial as well. So I don’t think the romance part came out of nowhere, but it wasn’t as obvious as other dramas are. As JB said, it was a nice change of pace. All in all, a very enjoyable breezy drama :)

  43. 43 Laica

    Thanks for the recap as always… I was surprised at how much I ended up liking this drama, despite how cliched and slow it was in the beginning.

    Nothing much to say that others haven’t already… it’s nice to have a happy, angst-free drama once in a while, especially when things are kind of sucky IRL.

    Take care, JB, and I hope you aren’t overdoing it… I’m always amazed at the quality and amount of stuff you post. I wonder if you get any sleep! Lol. :)

  44. 44 squint

    it’s not always up to the actress to do a drama that can break out of her mold.
    they could be type-casted and be only offered these kinds of roles.

  45. 45 animedork101

    That was a fn and easy drama to watch. Can’t wait to see what’s up next! Thanks.

  46. 46 notoriousnoona

    this originally wasn’t a show that i cared about but somewhere around reading your recaps(ep 6 or 7 perhaps), I started watching it. the romance felt rushed in the last ep but ultimately my only complaint was not being to see the girls and them as a whole family in the end.
    overall it was cute, sweet and a great fit for Choi Siwon.

  47. 47 giddygirl108

    Also glad to see you recap this drama. Thank you, Javabeans! It definitely piques my interest in Choi Siwon’s future ambitions as well. I mean…I’ve liked him for some time now per his Super Junior activities but like you’ve mentioned, his acting career has a resounding “potential!” chime to it.

  48. 48 maria

    odd— all throughout watching this epi and reading this recap0, i kept thinking: this is what rain would look like if he had eyes with a proper fold. hehehehehe it’s not an insult, just a really really really random musing. lol

    thanks for the great recap! PT ends next (huhuhuhu) and then cinunni! :) see you there!

  49. 49 chajjye

    i don’t need to say anymore. for the past few epis, i’ve been praising this drama. started because of siwon. and stuck thru because of the leading 3. :D

    it’s fluff, but it gets stronger…i think there’s a lot of undercurrent goodness. and the last few epis just got real great. and it’s refreshing. no crazy love story, but about character development, which i feel lack in a lot of dramas nowadays. Sung Min-woo, if you exist in real life, you have a fan in me.

    (talking bout that, too bad they didnt had a photoshoot where he had to feature the kid. hehe. wouldn’t that be adorable!! okay, that’s a fantasy. i’m thinking along the lines of drunken tiger jk with his son jordan and the sean noh family…:P)

    and it’s siwon.

    and it’s chaerim.

    and it’s yubin.

    <3

    I think Siwon just have the potential to be a great actor. I agree that he should take up acting regularly. I wonder how he would fare in an intense drama. ^^

    Poor boy's getting acne on his face. Must be so worn-out with the filming and the album promos.

    Thanks dearest Javabeans for sticking faithfully to this drama and recapping it. It's like dessert to a nice meal. :D

  50. 50 Mona

    I loved this drama. It was light, easy and sweet. CR is one of my favorite Korean actress; I loved her after DJS. I agreed that she was not used very well in this drama but CS totally made up for it. I am totally loving Super Junior’s new song right now because I need to get my weekly fix of him. Sad… he is an addiction!!! (Ugh.. why are all my Kdrama crush a lot younger than me now? Seriously 23!?!?)

    Thanks JB! Once again, I started a drama due to your recaps and enjoyed it more with them. I couldn’t wait to read your recaps after every episode. Thanks for staying with this show. I am forever grateful for your awesome site.

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