Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 10
by | October 2, 2010 | 364 Comments

Looks like JB’s got some competition in the curly-bedhead-making department! Much of the usual upbeat tone is tamped down in this episode, due to a big misunderstanding that, well, nobody but Ha-ni believes. But I’ll let that plot point go, since it’s nice to have some emotional changes, as Ha-ni struggles to let Seung-jo go, her friends step up to defend her, and Seung-jo struggles to feel feelings.


True to his word, Seung-jo packs up right away and leaves. Ha-ni just watches tearfully, unable to say anything, and Seung-jo gives her one silent lingering look as he walks out. She bemoans the fact that school is now their only connection, and she’s sure that Seung-jo will soon forget all about her. Oh, Ha-ni.

She sees him pass by on campus, but she’s so deflated that she doesn’t even want to try talking to him. She’s back to being scared, thinking that he wants nothing to do with her. Her friends sigh that she’s returned to her high school situation, back to square one with Seung-jo.

Ha-ni continues to zombie out at school and tennis practice, until Kyung-soo offers up a trade: if she buys dinner, he’ll take her to the place where Seung-jo works. She smiles for the first time in a week.

They arrive at the restaurant where Kyung-soo works on weekends, since that’s also where he got Seung-jo a job as a server. Ha-ni meanders about what to order, as Seung-jo appears at the table. He stays strictly formal with her, just doing his job, but the interaction is enough to bring Ha-ni to tears, because it’s been so long since they’ve spoken.

She finally stops him to say hi, and asks if he’s mad that she came. He just nonchalantly says that he expected her to show at some point (smug bastard), and tells her to keep her mouth shut about it at home. Why? What do you want your parents to think you’re doing to pay the rent, standing on a street corner?

While eating, Ha-ni sees a job posting in the restaurant, so she runs over to get a part-time job, only to find that the last position has just been filled—by He-ra of course. She rubs Ha-ni’s nose in it, in her haughty way, making me want to push her face through a row of chocolate pies.

She asks Seung-jo if she can come by again the next day, which he brushes off as unwelcome. He doesn’t say no, but he does remind her not to say anything about it at home. So of course, she goes straight home and blurts everything to Mom. Haha. You are so incapable of keeping secrets. Mom can’t wait to sneak a peak, and plans to stalk him at work tomorrow. Ha-ni realizes her screw up a minute too late (I know you’re not bright, but really, Ha-ni?) and frets over Seung-jo’s imminent anger.

Sure enough, they show up in disguises, thinking that they’re pretty slick. So, you think your genius son can’t tell who you are, because you’re wearing a hat and sunglasses? Silly, silly family. Seung-jo doesn’t even go through the motions of being upset, since this is pretty much par for the course with Ha-ni and Mom.

He-ra shows up at the table to say hi, throwing Mom into a tizzy, “What are YOU doing here?” Hahaha. I love how she never hides her disdain for Ha-ni’s competition. She even coaches Ha-ni to not let He-ra get anywhere with Seung-jo. She tells her to screw pride and just stick to Seung-jo like glue, and make sure she sees him every day. Peas in a stalker pod, these two.

Her friends tell her the same thing, and she wonders if Seung-jo will hate it if she’s there every day. But they remind her that following him around is exactly her style, so she decides to go for it, pride be damned.

She shows up again the next day, studying at the table so as not to completely waste her time. Seung-jo just acts unsurprised and put out, but doesn’t tell her to leave either. He-ra shows up at the table to take her order in a thinly veiled passive-aggressive maneuver (the kind that seriously raises my ire).

When Ha-ni says she’ll have anything, He-ra sends over a ridiculous amount of food. She continues serving her in that fake-nice tone, as Ha-ni camps out until Seung-jo is done. He-ra calls her out on her doggedly obtuse method of chasing Seung-jo around, wondering aloud what sort of guy would like a girl like that. Just you wait and see, Miss High Horse.

Ha-ni gets kicked out at closing time, and barely scrapes together enough cash to pay for the crazy expensive dish that He-ra ordered for her. Evil wench. She waits outside for Seung-jo, but then hides when she sees him leave with He-ra.

She follows behind them, reassuring herself that they must be coincidentally heading in the same direction. But she follows them all the way to an apartment building, where they enter and get in the elevator together. Ha-ni crumples to the ground as she assumes the worst—that Seung-jo left home to live with He-ra.

She cries alone in her room that night, imagining Seung-jo and He-ra in bed together, and wondering if his declaration that he doesn’t dislike her meant anything. She heads to school the next morning, only a shell of the vibrant girl she used to be, worrying the family.

She purposely dodges classes that she shares with Seung-jo and He-ra, and tells her friends that it’s really the end this time. It’s so heartbreaking to watch her be so defeated. Seung-jo isn’t exactly a man of action when it comes to stuff like this, but he does look around for her everywhere he goes, wondering why she’s stopped orbiting him.

Min-ah and Ju-ri can’t stand to see Ha-ni so depressed either, and finally decide to do something about it. They track Seung-jo down on campus, and he greets them with, “Who are you?” They can’t believe his 200-IQ brain can’t remember them, and he counters with, “I erase data that becomes irrelevant.” You really ARE a robot. Gah.

Ju-ri can’t understand why Ha-ni likes this guy. They rail into him for moving in with He-ra without ending things first with Ha-ni. He’s of course surprised to hear that’s he’s living with He-ra, and answers that he’ll be straight with Ha-ni then. The girls tell him to be gentle with her, but to let her down firmly. Min-ah tells him that they’re not asking him to stop liking He-ra; they want him to do the right thing by their friend, who’s loved him unrequited, for four years.

They leave, and Seung-jo’s face? It breaks into a smile. Aw, you LOVE hearing how much she loves you, don’t you, you little punk!?

Ha-ni continues this way for two weeks, eating next to nothing and feeling a mess. She realizes that without her trying so hard to see Seung-jo, they don’t actually cross paths at all—hence, it was all one-sided.

But lo and behold, Seung-jo appears next to her at school, and when she gets up to run away, he asks her to wait with him. He plays it cool, saying that they haven’t seen much of each other. He purposely baits her, saying that he spends most of his time with “YOON. HE. RA.” You are totally trying to goad her, pigtail-pulling little boy!

But they get interrupted by a girl, a high school student who comes up, asking if this is Oh Ha-ni. It turns out that she’s being tutored three nights a week by Seung-jo and He-ra, and goes to their old high school, where Ha-ni is a legend for her 50th place record. She greets Ha-ni warmly, saying that He-ra and Seung-jo talk about her all the time, and that she wants to go to school here next year.

Ha-ni realizes that this is where she saw them go the other night, and blurts out, “you’re not living together?” Seung-jo acts surprised, even though he totally orchestrated this whole meeting, just to prove to Ha-ni that he ISN’T living with He-ra, but Ha-ni doesn’t know that, and just squees silently in delight.

My god, Baek Seung-jo…you are such a weird little robot boy, but it’s adorable the way you want to make it so that she keeps loving you. The only objection I have is that you’re doing all this to keep from having to admit your own feelings, but I will concede that you may not have the proper data for your robot heart.

Ha-ni gets back to her old self, making chocolates for Seung-jo, to the utter delight of Mom. She fantasizes giving him a perfectly wrapped box of chocolates, and in return, he gives her…a diamond ring the size of Kansas? Hahaha. Even in a fantasy, you must’ve laced those suckers with love potion or something.

She heads out that night with her chocolates, but it starts pouring rain, and to top it off, her taxi breaks down on her way to Seung-jo. She shows up at the restaurant sopping wet and trembling.

He-ra comes over to her table, telling her it’s useless to wait for Seung-jo tonight because they have a tutoring session again. She brings her a cup of coffee with a side of sass. I would check for arsenic before drinking.

Sure enough, Ha-ni takes one sip and faints. See! Okay, fine, it’s just probably your two weeks of non-eating combined with getting rained on in your condition, but you should consider checking He-ra’s purse for untraceable poisons.

Seung-jo’s boss lets him off early to take Ha-ni home, making He-ra give Ha-ni the evil eye, but acknowledge her unparalleled steadfastness. Begrudgingly.

They head outside and can’t manage to get a cab, so Seung-jo suggests walking to his apartment and then calling Mom for a ride from there. Ha-ni is of course thrilled to be invited over, no matter the circumstance.

Aw, how cute are these two?

They head to his studio apartment, where Ha-ni confirms that she’s his first visitor and Seung-jo calls Mom to come pick her up. But Mom tells him that she doesn’t feel like it, and promptly hangs up on him. HAHAHA. Love Mom!

Seung-jo gapes at his phone in disbelief and goes to shower. Ha-ni freaks out about being in a situation straight out of a romance novel, and wonders how to act. She thinks to herself, gulping, “But…this place only has one room…and only one bed!”

Seung-jo comes out, putting her on edge, and he asks knowingly if she’s nervous. He gives her a change of clothes and she washes up.

Meanwhile, Mom calls Duckie and asks him to relay a message to Ha-ni’s Dad: that she’ll be spending the night at Seung-jo’s place, and not to worry. Duckie goes into Defcon 1, asking where Seung-jo lives, but Mom doesn’t know, and wouldn’t tell him anyway (Ha), so upon hearing vague references to where Seung-jo works, he runs out to track them down.

He eventually shows up at Seung-jo’s restaurant, rain-weary and freaked out, and then passes out.

Ha-ni sits uneasily, as Seung-jo finishes reading and then goes to bed. She timidly says that she’ll just sleep on the floor then, which he agrees to wholeheartedly, telling her to grab one of his jackets, as he only has one spare blanket.

That’s enough to break the spell, as Ha-ni’s spunk returns. She says that most men would insist she take the bed, but he answers coldly that he’s not in the mood to say those words to her. Ha-ni: “You’re not even a human being!” Yeah, that’d be because he’s a robot.

Cue Ha-ni in bed, and Seung-jo on the floor. Heh. She asks if she can turn the light on—she’s afraid of ghosts. He says he can’t sleep with the light on, but then he turns it on anyway. Aw. Next, she wonders if he isn’t cold. She offers to switch places with him, annoying him to the point that he just gets into bed with her, announcing that they’ll just sleep like this, so that she’ll shut up about it. Well, it’s true that this is what she wanted, but don’t pretend that it’s not what you’re angling for either. You just get to use her as an excuse.

But once they’re in the same bed, they can’t go to sleep, and Ha-ni starts nervously gulping again, which he notices. He supposes that she has a valid reason to be nervous, since anything could happen—a kiss, or something more…

He springs up and Ha-ni does too, lingering for a moment…and then he lies back down, deflating her excitement. He turns his back to her, saying that he’s not going to do anything, so she shouldn’t raise her expectations. Aw, man. What about MY expectations? Gah.

Ha-ni frets that maybe he doesn’t think of her as a woman, but he reads her mind, and assures her that it’s nothing to do with her. He just doesn’t want to fall in line with Mom’s plan for his life, strapping him down to her pre-ordained path for him. Well, I see that in theory, but I don’t really see how your desire to not be Mom’s toy solider is trumping your libido here, college boy. I’m not even sure it makes any sense or is necessary, since they could’ve just sweetly spent the night together and not had sex. That’s not unheard of. There doesn’t need to be a reason involving Mom.

Ha-ni smiles as that comforts her, reminding her that he doesn’t hate her, and she can’t manage to fall asleep from the pitter patter of her heart. It turns out that Seung-jo is wide awake too, smiling to himself. They lie awake like that, adorably nervous and content, and trying not to let it show.


It’s always two steps forward, one step back with these two. But what makes it enjoyable is that it stays true to real life. Ha-ni is so swept up in her emotions that it informs everything she does, probably to the detriment of her college career, but what girl hasn’t been there, done that? What infuriates me about Seung-jo is that one minute, he’s a robot, and then the next minute, he’s playing her hot and cold like a seasoned veteran. But that’s realistic too, because, well, boys are stinky like that. Pull a girl’s braids, call her names, kiss her, then pretend you don’t know her. It’s the same cycle, from kindergarten to adulthood, with slight variations to account for liquor, and the bad judgments that ensue forthwith.

Hats off to Jung So-min in this episode, who plays everything from severe depression to utter bliss in the course of an hour. She makes Ha-ni’s lovelorn conflicts so palpable that I can’t help but be carried along by her roller coaster ride in trying to figure out how to love Robot Boy. Somebody, please…give this girl a hug.


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364 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. jackieness

    yehey..im the 1st one to comment..thanks for the recap,,,love it..

  2. Ladymoonstone143

    I love yah Girlfriday!!! And yes, I am stalking dramabeans for your recap…Oh gosh, my hubby was asking me what was wrong when I went YAY…:))

    I agree with you about robot boy but then he more or less make it up at the last scene. BUT, what I really wanted is to make him realize that he can’t take Ha Ni for granted. I want a serious competition for Ha Ni…not just Jung Go but another alpha male that could make Seung Jo jealous…yes…jealous because that is such a sweet revenge to look at.

    And hugs to Ha Ni. She is truly a great actress. I cry when she does and be elated when she is happy…*sigh* so hard to be addicted to something that you only get twice a week and will come to an end sooner or later…

    Thanks for the awesome recap GF..:)

    • 2.1 f1yh1gh10

      there will be another rival in the next ep, i believe. he will ask hani out on a date!
      keke, i really can’t wait for seungjo to actually TRY to get his girl..it sometimes annoys me that hani has to do so much… she’s really such a loyal and sweet and adorable girl…
      on the other hand..seungjo is a pretty hot guy too… lol!

      • 2.1.1 Ladymoonstone143

        Oh that would be so good. Definitely Seung Jo needed to step up and claim Ha Ni and declare his feelings to the world. He owes Ha Ni that much. Hope the rival is a hottie too…and can give Sj a run for his money…:)

      • 2.1.2 CapitalScandalRocks

        @ f1yh1gh10 How do you know about rival? Is it confirmed.

  3. sl

    they’re so cute. i’m glad ratings have gone up.

    • 3.1 Ladymoonstone143

      Really? what is the ratings now? Sooo excited…

      • 3.1.1 eljay

        Wow, pretty big jump for this. YAY!


        • Ladymoonstone143

          YAY! That is a big improvement…so happy..:)

          • eljay

            It’s a lot to hope for with 6 episodes left, but I really hope it gets into double digits at least once. This show is just so adorable and fun to watch!

        • poo

          Wow…finally! I am so happy! ^^

          • lcie

            omgg~~ dey deserve the ratings! i m so happy for them ^____^

        • danni

          Wow, that’s impressive for a show that’s been doing so poorly in ratings so far. Maybe double-digits are in its future?

  4. jackieness

    this is also my favorite episode in the Taiwan version,,

  5. Scarlett

    Seriously, this drama probably would’ve gotten better ratings with the thicker plot. But, in my books, it’s awesome since it’s down-to-earth realistic.

    • 5.1 Chriser

      When copying from a Manga, there is not much room to thicken a plot if you want to try and stay true to the story. If you go off too far from the manga, it makes the loyalist very angry.

  6. lessaofpern

    I loved this episode. 😀

    Thanks for the speedy recap!

    LOL Robot boy 😀

  7. questions987

    I got mad at Ha Ni for this episode, she’s so – Oh Ha Ni but at the same time, I’ve thought that she’s advanced in her self esteem to not let Robot control her life and emotions so much.

    Evil girl 2.0 doing the chicken flap – PRICELESS but I still want to slap that flower off her head.

    And Seung Joo – well Robot is growing up and I’m proud of him for that. He seems to be making some effort to pursue her – however passive and I’m hoping it’ll continue on like that in the next episode.

    Thanks for the Recap!

  8. miss_procrastination

    thanks for the recap!

    I am terrified of heights but I’m completely strapped into the roller coaster ready for the next ride.

  9. a_fan

    GF, how is it possible to sweetly spend the night with a guy and not have…

    Anyway, love love love this episode. Loving your recap too.

    My take on why Seung Jo smiled after talking to Ha Ni’s friends, was because he now got it why Ha Ni stopped following him around. Seung Jo has a complex, a I-like-to-be-stalked-by-HaNi complex.

    • 9.1 ednacutie

      “I-like-to-be-stalked-by-HaNi complex” LOL! that cracked me up!

    • 9.2 luliqz1

      jajajajajaja, “Seung Jo has a complex, a I-like-to-be-stalked-by-HaNi complex.” i have the same feeling

  10. 10 Archaenon

    They really are a cute couple even is BSJ is a robot. Since I know where the story is going , I’m more then excited 😀

    Oh Duckie! He makes me so sad at this stage.

  11. 11 Hang

    I’m so addicted to this drama. Even after watching all the previous versions, I still wait for new episodes anxiously.

    • 11.1 Archaenon

      Same here. I’ve watched/read every other version…and I still wait for new episodes.

    • 11.2 Janny

      Ditto. This is such a great series right? :) Can’t wait for next episode but I’m a little sad that we are now nearer to the end. :(

  12. 12 pat

    Thanks, gf. Have seen only a couple of eps, but like your feel for the story and actors, appreciated much. You are a terrific writer.

  13. 13 GreenTea

    I just want to scream first: waaaaa ep 10 recap is out!!!!! ok, now on to reading the recap …

  14. 14 Maui

    It’s weird… I enjoy your recaps more than watching the actual thing.

    • 14.1 outofcontrol

      so do I, actually.

    • 14.2 Lemon

      haha me too. its shorter but sweeter. summarises the best parts of the show and adds awesome comments. :)

    • 14.3 Ace

      I actually like watching PK itself. There are things you don’t get with just the recaps…and vice versa. It’s like a complete rice meal plus dessert!

      • 14.3.1 rainyrain

        agree with u ace , I most of the time watch the epi raw then read the update then watch it with english or french subs :)
        Yes I’m that much addicted

        • Ace

          hey, me too! watch it raw at dramastyle.com, then watch the subbed since it comes out first (thank goodness viikii’s so fast!), then read the recaps over the weekend! did that with MGIAG and doing that for sungkyunkwan scandal too (hope the licensing issue at viikii gets reslved soon!)

    • 14.4 Cat

      Me too. Well, I like reading them and then watching the episode to fill in all the blanks and see their cute facial expressions.

  15. 15 CHshe

    Yay! DING DONG DING with round 10

    My oh my! OHN is like a pink-bunny-drum-doll with a low battery. But now I felt like my focus has shifted more towards BSJ; and his struggles. Sorry OHN, now BSJ is stealing your stalking show, LOL but I’m still rooting for you, though.

    Aside from previous separation, this time it feels a lot more torture for her coz now OHN knows that BSJ didn’t hate her entirely. So her longing for BSJ is really hard to resist. She misses him like crazy now and I have to blame it on BSJ. Although that last look you gave to OHN before you left really makes me KYA!!! But you, BSJ! You don’t confess and leave her without saying something worth comforting than “It has nothing to do with you moving back in. It’s something that I needed to do”. Let me smack you a bit. Wait, another smack, only harder.

    But I guess in his defense, since he already confessed, OHN should have trusts on his short explanation on why he needs to do this; for him to figure out what he wants to pursue in his life. Yet OHN can’t help but to feel as if she did something wrong and hesitated to find or even say hi to BSJ, afraid that her mistakes would pile up. But in the end she can’t help her nature from finding BSJ at his workplace. And I love it when the Baeks (minus the dad) come and visit to watch BSJ in action. I thought it was super-duper cute.

    I do enjoy YHR-OHN bantering moments. YHR can be a total biatch for some people, but to me I find her to be cute actually. She’s not evil but devious perhaps. And that what makes her an interesting rival. (Whoever has watched the manga/ anime knows what I’m talking about when YHR finally admits her ‘defeat’).

    I laugh to myself to see how BSJ already prep himself to be stalked again and got a bit worried when OHN didn’t show up for her role. LOL, like he is waiting for her to come. The victim waits for his own favourite stalker to drop by. Keke, the invisible red string seems to be stronger now, more elastic than ever.

    What I love about BSJ in this episode is how thoughtful he is into clearing up the misunderstanding. How he doesn’t point it out directly coz all of that was only in OHN’s head. I find that BSJ is really being gentle with her. He wants her to figure it out herself. He didn’t make fun of her like he used to. And to me BSJ, with such gesture you just win me over. If that is not love, then I don’t know what it is. It is a fact that YOU DON’T WANT HER TO GIVE UP ON YOU. (Although I was extremely bothered to see the imaginary kiss between BSJ and YHR, which I think is unnecessary, keke me being biased).

    Alas the bed scene. Keke. Hey BSJ, you try to be mean/poker face about the spending the night thing, yet you surrender to OHN quite easily. You even tease her about what might happen between the two of you and that one pillow; and you present her with your broad back facing entirely to her. Gahh I was spazzing for a moment there. I love how your expression says it all (good job KHJ). Your face clearly shows how you’re more concerned with yourself; of what you might do to her than what she/mom/GF/us would expect you to do. And how you would need a… hmmm cold shower in the morning….

    Can’t wait for the next morning awkwardness… or perhaps….
    KYA!!!! Hurry up Wednesday!

    Thanks GF for your awesome recaps.

    • 15.1 Ladymoonstone143

      Hahaha…I just love your comments and totally agree with you with regards to showing the “imaginary” scene with Seung Jo and He Ra. I mean…common Ha Ni…i don’t want to see any of that stuff..much better imagine more kisses between her and Seung Jo.

      That was so sly of Seung Jo too..in trying to inform Ha Ni that him and He Ra are not living together. He didn’t tell her outright but trying to tell Ha Ni like “don’t let your imagination run wild again”. I guess it will make him sound so obvious that he cares for Ha Ni if he explain it himself.

      I hope Ep 11 will start with the following morning when the two of them unconsciously wrap in each others arm during the night…Argggh…I would love that so much to happen…OR the worst case scenario would be Jong Go knocking on the door…grrrrr..

      So am awaiting the much needed preview for Ep 11. Like you…I want Wed to come sooner…:)

      • 15.1.1 CHshe

        *Imaginary kiss* My thoughts exactly, since I was so anticipating their 2nd kiss, I never would’ve thought that imaginary kiss would happen. GRRR PD, how dare you mess with my mind, I’m still trying to erase that image, GRRR… (seriously laser is coming out from my eyes)

        *Joon-Goo knocking on the door* LOL. Good one.

        Another 3 days to go… GRRRR

        • Chriser

          Technically their 2nd Kiss should have happened while the younger brother was in the hospital. It seems they left that one out in the Korean version. Ha-ni is suppose to be sleeping in the chair next to the bed when Seung-jo leans over and kiss her on the lips. The younger brother wakes up enough to witness this but is too shock to say anything. The younger brother stays in denial for a while about this secret kiss that his brother gave to Ha-ni. But as I said, they left that part out.

          • CHshe

            Yes, that is the twist from ISWAK…

            If you follow manga, you’ll find it differently, try watch the anime, see which one do you prefer…

            p/s : I prefer if the follow as per anime/manga ^^

          • CapitalScandalRocks

            I am expecting the second kiss in episode 11 …morning after

          • Chriser

            @CHshe I had my friend go back and check; the 2nd kiss in the hospital is in the manga. It is mentioned in 10th volume about the 2nd Kiss.

          • CHshe

            @ Chriser
            I’m pretty sure the hospital kiss is a twist only from ISWAK coz in manga, refer to volume 7 the 2nd kiss would happen in an outdoor setting like the ones we see in PK episode 1. This setting was also the same as in anime.

            And judging from the preview epi 11, they will follow this outdoor setting as well.

            p/s : ISWAK probably scrapped off the outdoor setting and have the 2nd kiss incorporated during Yuki hospitalization.

      • 15.1.2 Ashley

        I hope they wake up and BSJ is holding onto OHN, and she’s just lying there. How humiliating would that be for him? I will absolutely die if they do that.

      • 15.1.3 Chriser

        If the story stays true, the next morning will be hilarious. Not the cuddle part but better. If they do it right, you will be on the floors in tears laughing your rear off.

        • anon

          arrrghhhhhhh Chriser it’s already hard enough surviving until wednesday as it is, now you’re saying all this just makes it doubly worse!!!!! what’s going to happen?! don’t tell me, don’t tell me.

        • shin mi rae

          aaaggggg!!! i dont know if i want to know or wait for wednesday for this sort of news…

  16. 16 estel

    I TOTALLY dug how, at the beginning, Seung-jo was looking right at Ha-ni and said, “Bye, Eun-jo.” Dude, just say it. You’re totally head over heals for her. ‘Fess up.

    I love this drama. It makes me die of the cute.

    • 16.1 news

      Yeah, I LOVED that scene too :)

      • 16.1.1 Anonymous

        i love playful kiss hope ratings go up so that they could be extended to episode 20

        • Chriser

          The ratings need to be high enough to warrant a 2nd season. There is a lot of personal growth with both Seung-jo and Ha-ni. Let’s us pray they end on a good note so there is a 2nd season. 2nd season is sooo much more better than the first.

          • ENOUGH

            I am not young and I am not inexperienced. I am not looking for the tiltilation that apparently the second season of the Taiwanese version offers.

            I like Playful Kiss as it is. It doesn’t have to stay true to whatever mangga it’s from. The character developement is going very well. There is so much more to think of than than continually comparing 2 different adaptations. I guess the simplest way to explain it is Pepsi and Coke.

  17. 17 AB

    First time to read your recaps and I don’t know how many times I busted out laughing! The chocolate pies comment just about did me in and that was at the very beginning! I will have to remember to come back here. Great job breaking down the episode and I liked your personal comments about the episode too. Thanks!

  18. 18 Claire

    Gah!!! Been stalking this site for your take on this episode, which was a great one I might add. Jo So Min is killing it! She totally made me feel that kick in her gut when she thought that that SJ and HR were living together. Just love it!

  19. 19 mnstpdu08

    LOVE SJ’s mom. She’s too hilarious. Hae Ra is one annoying person. I don’t understand why she’s working at the restaurant besides the fact that SJ works there. I wish Ha-Ni could have said something to the like of – “you shouldn’t be following in my footsteps if you dislike it so much” to give her a taste of her own medicine. But Ha-Ni’s too nice.

  20. 20 GomenApple

    yessshh HATS OFF to you Jung So-min !
    Thanks Girlfriday! I wanted to watch eps 10 first before I read this, but internet’s too slow here, and I can’t take it anymore hahaha… especially knowing you’re writing this and so I know its gonna be FUN ! Thanks ! ^__________^

    ps:… err.. but oto kajooo …now I’m DYING to watch that baka baka bed scene.. kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa <3<3

  21. 21 Francesca

    I love the bed scene :) I just wish they did something mooore…like…playing games/cards or sumthin :p

  22. 22 jean

    Thanks!! I can finally concentrate on my homework after reading the recaps(((:

  23. 23 love_hani

    Oh Ha Ni is the reason I love this drama. She’s so adorable, and extremely likeable. Go Jung So Min!!!

  24. 24 GreenTea

    LOL! I guess all that pride-be-damned stalking, made-up misunderstanding, two weeks of suffering, and getting wet in the rain are all worth it because Ha Ni ends up sharing a bed with Seung Jo! That was one of the most adorable awkwardness I’ve seen… and yes, GF, what about MY expectation?!

    The scene in the rain when they tried keeping each other from the rain is pretty adorable too.

    And can I just point out how I gasped when Seung Jo came out of the shower sporting that gorgeous wet look that I’m sure will be commented on here very soon…

    • 24.1 Ladymoonstone143

      I was hoping that Seung Jo would come out of the shower topless…..*evil laugh* but poor Ha Ni definitely would faint.

      The radar in my head was bleeping like crazy “wet hair hottie…wet hair hottie..” On second thought…let me see that scene once more…:)

  25. 25 lady

    thanks GF for recaps! it’s my firts comment in DB. I read all of PK’s ep recaps, love you and JB!

    well, the first i wasn’t really excited to watch pk but after read your both recaps, i started to watch it.

    i love khj so much in pk, more than in bbf before… I love yon ji hoo’s character but i don’t like his acting, not natural.

    But in pk, his agting improve a lot and his perm just damn hot! I love personal taste before but now i’m more excited and love pk!

    baek seung jo really irrisistible! and oh ha ni…, she is just to adorable!!! love this girl so muuuuccc!!!!

    ha ni is pretty, sweet, cute, funny, and she is just perfect!

    perfect make fan of khj envied to her!!!

    I just finished watching ISWAK, i like Jiang Zhi Shu but I don’t really like Yuan Xiang Qin. I just can’t stand with her character…

  26. 26 Archaenon

    It kills me , reading these comments on here and other sites , and then seeing the ratings and how low they are.

    I honestly don’t know people who dislike this drama. In fact it’s like crack to me. Maybe it’s my bias towards the empire that is Itazura Na Kiss.

    I’m literally clawing paint off the walls for episode 11 even thought I know the plot completely by heart.

  27. 27 Fasiris Fay

    cute! and yes boys are definitely stinky like that. I am actually getting sick of the robot boy (don’t know if its his acting…but I was cringing when he was ‘concerned’ for his brother in the last episode “oh no, Ha Ni, take care of him” in a robot voice) but loving Jung So-min…she really reminds me of Yoon Eun Hye

    thanks for the recap!

  28. 28 cheekbones

    Thanks, GF, for a wonderful recap !

    I love how you seem to have a proper name for every variation of Baek Seung-jo. 😀

  29. 29 asianromance

    Thank you for the recap!

    who is the hairstylist for JSM? I want her to teach me how to do my hair! It’s refreshing to have a heroine who actually does something with her long hair!

    “She timidly says that she’ll just sleep on the floor then, which he agrees to wholeheartedly,”— want to high five BSJ for this because I also think it is sometimes too tiring to be chivalrous. And besides, don’t volunteer to be the uncomfortable one and then get openly mad when someone takes you up on your offer!

  30. 30 Anonymous

    Thanks for the recap! just wanted to point out that the reason he didn’t want his family to know where he worked was because he knew his mom would interfere with him, hence compromising the independence he wanted to achieve. And sure enough, she did exactly that.

  31. 31 Ani

    “Pull a girl’s braids, call her names, kiss her, then pretend you don’t know her. It’s the same cycle, from kindergarten to adulthood”

    HAHAHA! Makes me think of “He’s Just NOT That Into You”.

    • 31.1 Ashley

      Actually, I completely had that thought too. I would say Ha Ni should watch the opening to that movie, but then she wouldn’t realize that she is, in fact, the exception. BSJ’s exception 😉

  32. 32 Jasmine

    Thanks for the recap :) I really love this drama!

  33. 33 junaly

    thank you GF!! i’m so glad that this drama is interesting for you and JB to keep recapping it. go PK!!!!!
    jung so min really shows Hani’s emotions well!

  34. 34 smalltank

    thank u GF for the recap! :) i keep visiting this website to see if the recap has been posted 😛

    love those sneaky smiles from robot-boy! the way he orchestrated the explanation from high school girl to Hani about the tutoring, the invite to his new apartment, jumping onto the bed.. its all out of his own initiative.. though his 200 IQ is still not enabling him to figure out the reasons to his actions and emotions but he has made a great leap forward. can’t wait for ep 11.. or a long preview!

  35. 35 jackwon

    omg Ms. GF, you totally had me rofling throughout this whole recap! I loved Ep 10, but this just made it like 10x better because you’re so hilarious! XDDD

    My favorite parts: row of chocolate pies, weird little robot boy, check for arsenic (I lost it at, “Sure enough, Ha-ni faints. See!” LOL), what about MY expectations?, and more Robot Boy. XD

    You made valid points that the misunderstanding was a bit lame and their slow progress sometimes frustrating, but I like that you could take everything lightly and just enjoy the show the way it’s supposed to be: light. ^^ Your recap really made me enjoy the episode more. Thanks!

    About Seung-jo citing his Mom as the reason he won’t make a move on Ha-ni, I don’t think it’s just about sex, because that would be weird, like Mom wanting them to sleep together (er, then again, she might? ^^; ) but also Seung-jo wanting to, too, but won’t just to spite his Mom? Uh… Perhaps he’s saying, “I’m not going to like you just because my mom wants me to.” and he’s using it as an excuse to deny his feelings? Because I didn’t think he was really smiling at the end like Ha-ni was; Seung-jo looked rather unnerved with awareness. Just how I interpreted it.

    I think Ha-ni was a bit ridiculous in Ep 10, but she still managed to be understandable and endearing, and their relationship did make some progress (Seung-jo sweetly tries to keep Ha-ni around), so it made up for another round of up-down, push-pull.

    But wow, He-ra was irksome before, but she really upped the bitchiness here, didn’t she? Passive-agressive, fake nice, evil wench, indeed. And she’s such a hypocrite! She’s shamelessly chasing after Seung-jo, too! To class, to work, to tutoring. She just plays it cool, but she’s just as hung-up and desperate for his attention as Ha-ni. I can’t wait for her to be taken down. XP

    Oh, and the horrific sight of He-ra kissing Seung-jo, even if just imagined, totally made me go all Vader-NooOOOooo!! D:

    Seung-jo/Ha-ni Kiss #2 better be in the next episode!! I’m anticipating!

    • 35.1 Ace

      Actually, it makes sense to me that Seung-jo cited his Mom for not making a move on Hani. Guys in real life are really perverse that way (and some girls too including me). If I was in Seung-jo’s place, and I have a big silent crush on this guy who likes me too, but my parents are butting in and has this plan to marry me off to the big silent crush, I wouldn’t splash water on him even if he was on fire a foot away from me. The more a parent pushes even on some thing I also want to do, the more resolved I am not to do it. I know that’s stupid, but sometimes you can’t help it.

      • 35.1.1 sleeplessinwgtn

        I agree with you on the ‘theory’ that kids tend to do the opposite of what the parents want, just to make a stand. The more you push them in one direction, the more they go the opposite. way It’s because they feel they are being controlled. So even though BSJ is a robot, he does not want to be controlled by his Mom, which makes sense for guys his age. The Mom is adorable but if I was in BSJ’s shoes, I’ll do the opposite, too.

        Have seen the ISWAK and the sequel series and I think the K-adaptation, esp. of OHN is more realistic. Ariel’s acting was a bit OTT at times, which I guess is what the director wanted. It made it more comic but sometimes annoying.

        Am enjoying the drama and the recaps.

        jb and gf… FIGHTING!

      • 35.1.2 Ace

        yeah, that’s why wise parents uses reverse psychology on their kids!

  36. 36 Cloudysky

    Dear GF ~ tks for the lovely recaps, as always.

    I think i finally know why this show is so endearing (at least to me), it’s because the people and the conversations feels so real, you can easily relate it to your own crush or your own emotions, it’s a path that most of us have been through at some point of our lives and the dialogue is probably something similar to our real life conversations too.

    I love the way they showcase SJ’s dilemma and indecisiveness of not knowing what he wants to do in his future major and career choices, despite him being a genius, how many of us have felt like this before….i’m sure most of us relate to this in some ways, that contradicting and uncertain feelings, your brain tells you to do A, but your heart is uncontrollably attracted and moving in another direction

    HN may seems like a stalker or even pathetic to some, but I got to give it to this girl, loving and stalking SJ for 4 years, Geez….that’s alot of unwavering love, dedication, determination and probably tears invovled! BUT i guess she’s still fortunate, simply becos she loves SJ with no hesitation, no reservations, no conditions and really just want the best for him, she’s even willing to give him up if he really likes Haera..i wonder how many of us have ever experienced this kind of emotions.

    I also like the part about Joongu’s feelings for Hani, simply for the fact that there’s no evil revenge plan, no sabotaging and backstabbing or even hatred from him (typical scenarios in most kdramas from the 2nd leads), he knew from day 1 that Hani only have eyes for SJ, and yet he showers her with true affection and pure simple adoration, it’s so sad but so true to life….you simply can’t choose or decide who you love or who loves you….the irony!

    As for SJ saying those things about not wanting to fall into his mother’s trap, my intepretation is that he’s still abit unsure of his own feelings for HN, he doesn’t know if he likes her because of what she’ve done for him all these years, or is it because they naturally spent so much time with her (since they r staying together, and also becos awesome mama Baek always seems to know how to create alot of opportunities for them together), in his logical robotic brain, he’s probably overanalyzing things, esp his emotions, and he’d rather not do anything that he’s not 100% sure, and hurt her later

    There’s a huge difference between liking and loving someone, and i think SJ is still unsure where his feelings stands

    I love this story/show, because there’s no cheesy or corny lines, no superficially bad and revengeful 2nd leads, no drama for the sake of just creating drama, no man-made ridiculous and totally lame obstacles of how some characters can’t fall in love and be together…

    This is just about 2 young adults discovering and learning about love and their lives, and how 2 very seemingly different souls can be so complementary of each other (i love the pot analogy btw), and that sometimes a genius can know so little, and yet our endearing snail can be so insightful and philosophical about life

    This show brings back the same kind of emotions i felt when watching another of my fav kseries (Alone in Love), i felt that i’ve learnt and benefited much from these shows and they don’t exist purely for entertainment reasons only.

    I’m proud to say i truly love this show….with my heart n soul….

    • 36.1 Nory Ellis

      What you wrote comes from the heart and it shows

      • 36.1.1 Cloudy_sky

        thanks for the sweet note! 😉

    • 36.2 Francesca

      I like your comment! I second your opinion. I love how things just go naturally without having much drama although it is a drama..haha..

    • 36.3 MEL

      thanks Cloudsky, very insightful fr one PK fan who truly loves how Oh Ha Ni is being portrayed as a die hard seeking and finding her first love Robot Boy. I’m so glad she’s so crazy about him but is not the village idiot about it. Maybe one huge reason I love PK is that I for one can identify with OH’s plight, the overwhelming, second to second “obsession” and never wavering mindset with an object of love, crush whatever you may call it.

      In her own way, I admire how OHN is brave in her pursuit of BSJ. She’s lovable in showing her feelings and presenting them to Robot Boy. No matter how embarrassing and self depreciating it gets OHN survives to win the day. Of course mom in law just adds spice to the sweet show. Don’t we all wish we had a boyfriend’s, crush’s, mother in law just like her… Maybe there would be more harmony in this world. Isn’t it great that Robot Boy is not as mechanical as he used to be. Can’t wait for Ep 11…

      GF thanks so much for the recap. I look forward to them. Since I don’t understand Korean and have to wait for the subs, I’ll watch the raw while reading your and JB’s recap.

      Thanks once again to you and JB…

    • 36.4 Ashley

      I loved your comment! I know this is a fairly “light” drama, but watching it I often feel as though it is “deep” in its own way. I rarely get the feeling from a kdrama that what I’m watching could be a true story, but this show actually seems very real to me. I knew girls who behaved very similarly to OHN, and I have been the friend who went and yelled at the crush to grow up and tell her he doesn’t like her. Surprisingly, in that situation the guy asked her out. Isn’t life strange? I know a girl or a guy following another girl/guy around is frowned upon, but you’d be shocked how often the other person really likes it– provided there are SOME boundaries of course.

      I agree about admiring OHN bravery. How many of us wish we could just put our emotions out there like that? The unselfish way she just always wants what is best for him is truly beautiful.

      This is really a great coming of age story. I know some people think it is too slow, but it is truly character driven instead of plot driven. In fact, I described it to my friend as having little to no plot, but amazing characters whose lives we’re following as they try to grow up and figure out life and love.

      And may I just say again how much I LOVE the Mom? She is amazing. I rewatch every scene she is in. That actress needs to win some kind of award.

      Thanks GF for the recap– it made me relive how much fun I had watching the episode.

      • 36.4.1 Cloudy_sky

        Glad to know i’m not alone, and i totally agree the mom is amazingly cute and pretty, HN will be so lucky to have her as mom in law!

  37. 37 Purpleclouds

    Thank you for a great recap. Ah, young love, so much heart queezing head dizzying sweet feelings. I don’t want this drama to end…

  38. 38 kc

    Thanks Girlfriday for the recap! Im realy enjoying watching the this drama! I love the mother, oh I wish I have a cool mother like that!?
    I will have the highest praise for JSM, I really really love how she fits so well in her character. Every facial expression thou redundant it leaves a mark that sometimes I catch myself copying her.
    As for the male lead, since I can never remember his name I have to agree with javabeans, I appreciate his coldness approach but I still think that he sits in the mediocre acting category.
    PLs keep’em coming!

  39. 39 ockoala

    Dear Seung Jo:

    I hope you enjoy your cold, cold shower in the morning. You shoulda just stopped thinking with *that* head.


    P.S. You could have called Dad to pick her up. I know why you didn’t.

    P.P.S. I’m still going to make you marry her, you know that, right? You should have gotten some loving in advance. Silly son of mine.

    • 39.1 ewin


    • 39.2 CHshe

      LOL. Loving this. Keke…
      Totally hillarious…
      Actually I thought it was for real…

    • 39.3 Ladymoonstone143

      Hahahaha…never laugh so loud like this esp at 1 am…lol

      You are hilarious…totally…:)) can’t stop grinning.

      If all of us here will be given free reign on the script and directing…Seung Jo will just be wearing that gorgeous smile of his and nothing else….lol

    • 39.4 Severine

      “You shoulda just stopped thinking with *that* head.” *evil cackle*

    • 39.5 yeisha

      OMG, this is hysterical! And so spot on.

      Yes, Seungjo, you should’ve just stopped thinking with *that* head. It would’ve made Hani (and the rest of us) Oh so Hahahahappy. 😛

    • 39.6 brookeeve

      True Dat!

    • 39.7 dannaluk


    • 39.8 rainyrain

      LOOOOOOL Ockoala , LUUUUUV the Mum’s Msg :)))

    • 39.9 Ashley

      You are brilliant. Seriously, too hilarious.

    • 39.10 freakyysmiles

      Major props to you, that was hilarious.

      • 39.10.1 Athene121

        Amen to that!

  40. 40 ewin

    Ha ni must have super natural power to imagine seung-jo’s studio apartment before even being in it…. Really directors? You didn’t care to think that through?

    • 40.1 Ace


    • 40.2 Chriser

      It was probably cheaper to use the same location than to get a separate one for her dream.

  41. 41 Memei

    Hmmm, this is the first time I’ve seen this drama. I started at episode 10 :)) anyways, there’s a certain feel to the drama or an ambiance? i cant point it out, it’s..tooo…colorful in a subdued way and hmmmm, feels like Goong but it’s different.

    I like Ha-ni’s internal monologue, it feels real much more than saying the thoughts aloud. I like it. i think im going to keep watching 😀

  42. 42 maria

    may i just gripe please that CHOCOPIES ARE TOO GOOD FOR HE-RA’S FACE TO JUST GET SHOVED INTO THEM!!! such a smug little…. GRRR

    and thanks so much for the laughtrip!! the re-equation-ing of boys’ attitude towards girls had me going. make that liquor and bad judgements (cubed) . 😀

  43. 43 Autumn

    the beginning of the ep was rather draggy, but the ending totally made up for it. gah!!! i can’t believe SJ didn’t do anything, i mean i am happy that he has self control and all, but… but…c’mon! not even a lil snuggle?

    • 43.1 CHshe

      This is classic actually… coz yes he always rejects her, tease her, make small sweets gesture, self-controlling.. but when he finally turn around that is when you feel shivers down to your spine…

      Classic, classic… no worries it coming soon.

      • 43.1.1 lena

        Oh God yes. I’m already anticipating how they will do “that epic scene” when all of Naoki/BSJ’s defenses will come crushing down. If they do it right, I think all of us will need some smelling salts for all the fainting that may ensue.

        Please PD-nim, do it right. I’d love, love, love to see the outpouring of emotions from our oh-so-cool RoboBoy. You owe Hani that much.

        • CHshe

          Just imagine that scene.
          Roboboy. Drenched. His. Wet. Curly. Messy. Hair…
          KYA!! I’m spazzing just to even imagine.

  44. 44 Acidimp

    I love and hate this drama now. I love it for the cuteness overload the great secondary characters and all the interactions between Hani and Roboboy. I hate the fact that they slowly seem to be leeching out her individuality. In the beginning she was into track, painting and she did more with her friends than complain about Seung Jo. Now she is in college and instead of maturing she seems more and more like a young girl whose crush takes up all of her time. I’m surprised that this story got remade so many times…I don’t think it’s a good story at all. The only reason I was willing to watch it was because the hani in this story seemed more vibrant and stronger than the other incarnations. That is why its sad to see the writers taking the same route the other stories did.

    I guess I’ll keep watching for the cute and ignore all the things that get on my nerves until I can’t take it anymore. I think KHJ is doing a great job, it’s clear he has a lot of potential just bubbling there. It seems like he is almost afraid to let it out. I don’t blame him with everyone harping on his good looks more than anything else. Just think about it, you catch a couple of shots of his dark circles and everyone seems to forget the guy is an admitted insomniac so they can complain how tired (I.E. Old) he looks. If my entire career was based on my “flower boy” appeal I wouldn’t dare move my face either, for fear of causing cracks in the porcelain.

    • 44.1 dannaluk

      i kinda agree i love hw cute it is bt i ws having a lot of difficulty getting through this episode because of hani’s following him around and stuff which was not the case in the past few episodes…that was kinda the reason why it took me so long to watch iswak….the only good thing is that Seung Jo is noticing her more here which makes it more watchable…i still adore Jung So Min and think she is giving the best darn portrayal of this character

    • 44.2 Carmen

      I would have to agree with your thoughts on KHJ. I’m a big fan of his, not because of that pretty face, but because of his quirky personality and how he never fails to make me laugh whenever he lets his guard down. Its only when he is performing onstage or when he is around his members and other close friends that we see glimpses of the real and playful KHJ, which lately I haven’t seen much of.

      As for his acting, yes, the potential is there. If only he would just let it go. I want to tell him that its okay, make mistakes, BUT MAKE THEM BIG — heck, over-emote, I don’t care as long as you don’t hold anything back. It’s almost as if that beautiful face of his is a burden, every little detail is scrutinized by everyone and he is feeling all the pressure to keep it perfect.

      That said, I am still liking his Baek Seung Jo. As his character is starting to loosen up, I can also see signs that KHJ is slowly starting to relax a little. The tousled hair might have helped too, another one less detail to worry about. :)

  45. 45 yeisha

    JB and GF, thanks for the recaps! I must admit, I’ve been stalking this site for everything PK-related…yessss, Show has officially made me its puppy.

    After watching both Ep 9 and 10, I finally understood what makes Itazura na Kiss special. I know it’s easy to dismiss their story as your typical scatter-brained girl falling for perfect genius boy, which is mostly what I felt from previous adaptations of the manga but its actually more than that and I appreciate that PK is slowly showing us why. Now I’m starting to see just how Seung-jo and Hani are so perfect for each other.

    Yes, Seungjo is still Robot-boy, which is exactly why he needs someone like Hani who is all heart. And whereas Hani is mostly living inside her head and her dreams, we have Seungjo to bring her back to reality. He is the Sense to her Sensibility. And she is the heart to his brain. We have two people who are such polar opposites in how they see and experience the world that they just NEED to be together.

    That scene when Hani showed up at the restaurant looking like a drenched puppy and Seungjo handed her a towel while telling her to go home because she doesn’t look too good is a small but telling example of how these two compliment each other. Hani is always driven by her emotions to the exclusion of everything else and even if she was shaking and we can see how her lips were already purple from the cold, she of course didn’t think of this and instead was worried about how to give Seungjo the chocolates. Which is why she needs Seungjo, ever practical, to keep her in check and bring her something as obvious as say, a towel.

    As for our Robot-boy, he also needs someone like Hani to make him see the bigger picture. Being the robot that he is, everything is always linear to him, i.e. if there’s a problem, then there must be a solution. It’s hard for him to see that the world is always not as straightforward as he thinks it is and that sometimes you just have to give in to your emotions, trust your gut, without knowing where it will take you.

    So kudos to PK and its writers for staying close to the heart of the manga. It was a (very) slow start but I am so loving the ride now and wish that I could stay a little longer. :)

    P.S. I can’t believe I just wrote all that. Oh Show, what have you done to me? First I’m having heart palpitations at the sight of Kim Hyun Joong’s wet and tousled curls, now I’m stalking blogs and writing essays about you. What’s next?

    • 45.1 Ladymoonstone143

      I can feel your pain because i am doing the same thing…lol It is already Sunday so 2 more days of pure torture of waiting.

      All I know though is when PK will be over, I have to send JSM a card telling her for a job well done. Probably my first fan letter…lol

      • 45.1.1 yeisha

        Fan letter, that’s an idea. Or I can always start writing my first-ever *gasp* fan fiction and call it “It Started with A Perm”. Complete with the requisite shower scene, of course. 😛

        • Ladymoonstone143

          That would be an awesome shower scene. Do you think we can have one? I know majority of kdrama that I have seen…they always have that.

          I would definitely buy that book if it comes out…lol

          I just want to send JSM that fan letter and not bother sending Seung Jo one because I know his fandom is already flooding him with lots…:)

        • Annony

          Fanfiction is <3~
          Full support on this one! :)

    • 45.2 czak

      i like what you said, they really are good for each other. actually it was in this episode that i finally understood the “PULL” of this drama on me. it is not a simple Cinderella story where you have a prince fall for an ordinary girl, cause in this story the male lead, little meanie robot boy isnt really a perfect prince, and though the female lead is lacking in everyway that could make her any guys dream girl (well except for our duckie). She has something that make our male lead more human and real….

      she is the heart, he is the brain..
      he is the reality, she is the ideal..
      he is the do-er, she is the dreamer…

      they are 2 imperfect people who are perfect for each other….

      • 45.2.1 yeisha

        thanks and i’m glad you agree. *high fives* :)

    • 45.3 enchanted

      loved your “He is the Sense to her Sensibility. And she is the heart to his brain” analogy. they do compliment each other i watched the other versions before but this remake was the one that made me realize what makes mr. perfect fall with little miss trouble maker and what makes their relationship work.

      hands down to PK this is the first time i have watched raws and stalked blogs and fan sites just to relieve my anxiety for the next episode.

    • 45.4 MEL

      thanks, love your take… it’s simply called innocent love… the awesomely slow discovery by OHN and Robo Boy…

    • 45.5 Ashley

      ANOTHER great comment! This episode really got people’s creative juices flowing…

      I agree about the fan letter. I may need to write one to each major cast member. I bet they’d be shocked to get one in English from the US!

      This really is a special show… I may have to find it on DVD when its over.

      • 45.5.1 Annony

        I was just thinking about the DVD! At the moment I’m unconcerned with language I can get it in (Tagalog, French, Spanish, Japanese…) just as long as I can understand about 50% of what’s going on. LOL

    • 45.6 Annony

      Some what off tangent, but BSJ linear thinking and OHN “gut” feelings remind me of “Bones” the show on FOX.

      I get a certain case of deja vu with PK some times because I swear their emotional journey is the lighter version of the Bones emotional journey. At least it doesn’t take X-amount of misunderstandings in the course of SIX season -_-

      • 45.6.1 Ashley

        That’s actually one of two American TV shows I still watch. Seriously. I agree, but its funny that the gender roles are reversed here :)

  46. 46 Lyla

    Episode 9 and 10 made my heart jump! Everytime Seung-jo was actually sweet to Ha-ni, in his own way, was incredible.
    I love Ha-ni. She’s got spunk, although I would like to be more sure of herself and show it more around Seung-jo. It’s not like he doesn’t know she’s got it but more like he actually takes action when she shows it.

    Man, who cares about Ha-ni expectations about what’s going on that bed?! Exactly as you said, what about OUR expectations?!! LOL
    I wasn’t really thinking something was going to happen but the scene was well played and made me nerveous all the way to the finale.

    Can’t wait for next week!
    Thank you for all the hard work m(_ _)m

  47. 47 Chriser

    I have been loyal to Dramabeans for a few years and I love the recaps you all do. I have watched It Started with Kiss and They kissed again (Taiwan version) and I agonized through the slowness but the great thing about watching two season worth of it, you get a lot of detail back ground. When they mention there was going to be a Korean version of it, I was afraid they will mess it up. So far, it has been great because the Korean had taken the two season of the Taiwan version and condensed it to one season so the events go faster. Awesomeness but if you have not watched the Taiwan version and you just watch the Korean version, you are missing a lot of the story.

    To explain why Seung-jo does not want to follow the path mom has set is this. The first years of his life, he did everything his mother wanted him to do just to make her happy. Mom had dressed him up as a girl they whole time all the way into the first year of school. At the age of birth to 5 years old, a child is a big sponge that takes in everything. With Seung-jo being a genius with photographic memory, he remembers most if with great clarity. While the first part of his first year to school, his mom dressed him up in a wig and dress along with panty hose and everything. The girls wanted to be his best friend and the boys were fight over who would date him. He was very popular until the class with a pool to go swimming. This whole time no one knew he was a boy so when he went to change, he took his wig off and the kids realized he was actually a boy. They teased him and laughed at him for a long time. This caused trauma to him where he felt betrayed and that his mom was the cause of it. From that point on, he rebelled against his mom for the embarrassment he went through and he refused to social because of the trauma which is why he did not socialize in high school. He did his work and did not pay attention to anyone else. If you can understand what kind of pain that would have on a child at that age, can you sympathize why he is the way he is now?

    Being out of touch with socialize, he had to start from first grade level to learn how to deal with emotions. This is why school is important not because of the academics but to teach a child how to deal with other people. If they choose not to do so, it causes problems at the child get closer to adulthood. I love the complexity of Seung-jo because it is realistic and Ha-ni is so opposite to him that they compliment each other perfectly. I am not sure if it will be mention in this drama but in the other Seung-jo’s character was asked why Ha-ni’s character. His response is similar to: I can do 90% of the things in this world. The other 10%, she can do. If they are really putting both of the two Taiwan season into 1 Korean season with the pace they are going, I will almost guarantee you all will love the ending.

    I just had to put my 2 yen in. :)

    • 47.1 Kathy

      I agree very much with everything you said.

      But I don’t think they will put both of the two Taiwan seasons into 1 korean season. There are only 16 episodes and right now it’s at episode 10. If they squeeze season 2 into the next 6 episodes, we’ll have a Bad Guy #2 here – horrible horrible ending (though it’s not like they could’ve done anything to improve that since the lead was leaving for military service).

    • 47.2 Ashley

      Thank you for that explanation! That is hinted at in the show, but I didn’t realize the extent to which it damaged BSJ.

      • 47.2.1 CeeCee23

        Thanks. I too felt it was hinted that him and his mom had major issues due to what she did to him as a child but like the previous post I didn’t know the entire story. I did conclude that his emotional detachment had to have something to do with what happened to him back then but I didn’t know he was ridiculed for a long time by the other children. Explains why he has a cold behavior to everyone. Doesn’t want to be hurt again. Makes me sympathize with him a lot more when he acts like a total jerk.

    • 47.3 Annony

      TBH they’re letting of BSJ’s childhood emotional trauma off easily, I’ve seen really bad cases of Gender Identity Disorder (not to be mistaken with Dissociative Identity Disorder – what used to be called multiple identity disorder) due to dressing up kids certain ways and having their peers mocking them.

      Example: Even though it was a unisex shirt I was wearing, I was horrified when I saw a guy classmate of mine wearing the same…In hindsight, I wonder how he felt about me wearing it too. LOL (anecdote circa 2nd grade, decades ago)

  48. 48 linkyo

    HHHHHAAAAHHHH !!!!!!! So SHORT!!!!! Gah gah! I thought ehhhhhh

  49. 49 bumpkin

    Ok… before I say anything else I just want to say: How the hell canl Hae ra work as a waitress in those heels?!

    Either she has super legs that can withstand pain from walking and serving food, already has super callused feet that can take more beating, or she has super boots that will never give her pain. LOL

    Is it just me but I really wanted the misunderstanding part to be longer? Would have loved a duckie date in there to put some cracks in SJ’s super confident bubble…

    Thanks GF for your recap! And OH! You used that screencap! After watching the episode I thought, ‘I hope GF uses this for the episode screencap.’ And you did! YAY! 😀

    SJ’s MAMA! Are you ever going to hold a fan meeting? I will go if you do!!! 😀

    • 49.1 Constance7

      Hye Ra and her stoopid flower on her hair or a silly looking hat! Bad taste indeed!

    • 49.2 cingdoc

      “SJ’s MAMA! Are you ever going to hold a fan meeting? I will go if you do!!! “….me,too.
      I love the actress (Jung Hye Young) ever since she was the mother in ROI(Return of Iljimae)…the bonus,of course is that she’s the wife of Sean Noh (of Jinusean..my fav)…here’s my fav video of them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHSDFrDHNwM

  50. 50 Lemon

    Honestly, this episode really made me annoyed. Have some pride, girl! But this IS her character, and this is a plot arc they had to go through, so I just gritted my teeth and watched, since it led to the most adorable bed scene 😀

    Jung So Min is great though, as she could have been a lot more irritating, but she made Ha Ni more relatable than other versions.

    About Hera, I actually like her! Its understandable that she wouldn’t like Hani, since they’re both fighting for the same guy, and it is little annoying that your competitor doggedly follows Seungjo around. She also wasn’t trying to be mean when she asked Hani which guy would like a girl who follows him around with no purpose in life. She was trying to knock sense into Hani. And she was pretty hilarious when she served Hani food. I really don’t hate her, since Seungjo totally has no interest in her and she’s ineffectual as a competitor. Plus she’s entertainng. :)

    • 50.1 Severine

      Ditto on the Hera analysis. I just can’t bring myself to hate her (yes, part of it has to do with Seung-jo’s indifference to humans other than Hani). I also thought she was absolutely hilarious in the serving scene; there were actually many times when I found her very funny in this episode. I think the actress who plays Hera really needs to get a leading role in a comedy, I’d be the first to watch.

    • 50.2 PKlover

      Exactly! Hera didn’t really do anything WRONG did she, she’s just annoying but in a fun way.

      On a side note, she can look hella scary when she opens her eyes too wide. Eeee!

    • 50.3 adney

      I like Hera too and I really love the time when she served Hani food, with the gestures. She has sharp tongue like Seung Jo and I just want to assume that she’s like Seung Jo’s best friend here, hahaha

    • 50.4 Ace

      I like Hera too. I think she’s just pulling Hani’s leg or pushing her buttons. I get the sense that she’s resigned to the fact that Hani is close to her goal of getting Seung-jo (not that she would tell Hani that of course!). You know when the high school kid that they tutor says that He-ra and Seung-jo talks about Hani all the time? Wasn’t that telling? Also when Seung-jo was in class looking around for Hani, He-ra also looked around then looked at Seung-jo with a very knowing smile.

    • 50.5 danni

      I was wondering if I was the only one that liked He-ra in this episode. I actually thought she was pretty hilarious, especially when she snagged the job before Ha-ni could and was serving Ha-ni. I guess it’s because He-ra’s more relatable to me (because I really can’t follow Ha-ni’s logic half the time) not because she’s gorgeous and can do anything, but because if another girl was moving in on the guy I liked like that, I’d probably be acting the same way. Still, I didn’t feel bad for her after Seung-jo had to take Ha-ni home because like you said, she’s pretty much ineffectual as a competitor. She’s a bitch, but in a way that’s too amusing for me to care.

  51. 51 Hannah

    “The only objection I have is that you’re doing all this to keep from having to admit your own feelings, but I will concede that you may not have the proper data for your robot heart.”

    lmao I love you for this. Love your recap, thanks!

  52. 52 Flower Pot

    Ohhhh—kayyyy…. So here’s the deal… I’m looking for directions to this family restaurant? One where a certain unfeeling android disguised as a really hot man is working?

    And while we’re at it, do you also know if i can order him off the menu too?



    Oh, well…

    *me gives a deep sigh…the kind that Ha Ni gave a lot of at the beginning of this episode when said android hot boy left home to make it on his own*

    Ha Ni calls first dibs in that whole stalking business over me, anyways…

    But who can blame her?

    She’s in the throes of her first real love… the kind where every waking moment is filled with Seung Jo and every single gesture, every single glance, every single word that he utters may it be kind or mean always has a deeper meaning and is magnified ten times…

    So what if she follows him around like a lost, little puppy? At least it’s honest…Much better than those women who play coy and hard to get just to up their value and to feel good about being chased…I’d rather have Ha Ni’s straightforward tactics over that anytime, thank you very much…

    Don’t get me wrong…i’m all for women empowerment and womens lib and all but c’mon! let’s loosen up a bit… Love sometimes can really make one go insane and for Ha ni this moment must be it…

    Heck, i’d make a career out of stalking too if it is for someone as hot as Seung Jo just to get a glimpse of him and if i am missing him the same…

    (and yes, i’d jump through hoops, eat a super set meal by myself, max my credit card limit and drink seven cups of coffee too if that is what it takes…)

    After all he’s awfully worth the stake out anyway…

    The saying “action speaks louder than words” might have been coined with Baek Seung Jo as inspiration because his words might seem a little too rash oftentimes and yet it is in the small gestures that he does for Ha Ni that the depth of his concern for her is truly revealed…

    Perhaps, it is because Seung Jo is complicated and socially inept that he sometimes takes the route less taken when it comes to expressing his feelings…

    He might take a longer road going there but the important thing is that, he gets there anyway…

    Take for example the way that he allows himself to get wet just to give Ha Ni the bigger share of the umbrella or how he easily agreed to the manager when he asked him to bring Ha Ni home when we all know that he is not the type to agree to anything if he’s not keen on doing so…

    He may be super intelligent but let’s face it, the guy is emotionally stunted and on the other, Ha Ni may be slow witted but her heart is what makes her endearing…

    A close relationship between this two is supposed to not make sense, because what do they have in common anyway?

    But somehow seeing them together, it just does and everything just falls into place…

    It is just funny to note though how her dumbness result in Ha Ni not being aware of the little hints about Seung Jo’s true feelings for her and how Seung Jo’s emotional ineptitude results in denial of said feelings, even if the truth is he feels incomplete without Ha Ni around him…

    (Those anticipating glances that he threw all throughout this episode when Ha Ni was nowhere to be found? It made me want to hug him… The poor boy is so lost and yet he doesn’t have a hint that that is called falling in love…

    No wonder, He Ra seemed to be the only one who gets whats really happening… I think she’s being sarcastic towards Ha Ni because she knows that she’s in for defeat and that no matter what she does or how much she wears short shorts, she can never beat her… )


    That was as close to a confession that Ha Ni’s gonna get and watching Seung Jo struggle between having Ha Ni beside him and his desire to not give in to his baser instincts even if its obvious that he soooo badly wants to, was so tender and ironically, spazz inducing at the same time…

    I swear, i was teary eyed watching him being honest for once about his real feelings without being all mean about it afterwards…

    And seeing that smile on Ha Ni’s face and the happiness in her eyes?

    THAT, my friends is the reason why we stalk!

    For that little piece of heaven among the hours and days spent waiting and anticipating for that moment to come… And i guess that makes everything worth it!

    Seriously, if there’s really a genie in a bottle, can you please, please turn me into Jung So Min in my next life?

    I bet during that last scene, fangirls everywhere are drooling and drifting off to lala land, daydreaming that it was them instead in that bed and that they can wake up the next day with Hyun Joong that close to them…

    Ha Ni, I give you props for having extraordinary willpower because if i was in your shoes?

    I would be jumping that boy no matter what his parent issues are and then the good Lord can take me away the very next day and i will still feel as if i’ve lived the rest of my life…

    (Please Photoshop or CGI ME in that bed in place of Ha Ni!)

    Now, that that’s done with… on to my next favor, Can anyone direct me to Baek Seung Jo’s house instead?


    What about his bed?

    Still No?

    Oh, what the hell… in my dreams i still can find my way there anyways…

    • 52.1 CHshe

      Well said.
      I was LMAO at your *THAT, my friends is the reason why we stalk!*

    • 52.2 Cloudysky

      ROFLing…. When I saw the bed scene, I was thinking to myself, omo….flowerpot is going to need CPR, and I was damn rite!! Gal, on a side note,if u find that address of that chicky place, Pl bring me along, I will start to save the airfare and stalking expenses NOW!! hubby n work be damned!! In return, I swear to make u the best Photoshop pic, complete w wet tousled messy hair, a small bed, and maybe even a full smooch! ;P

      • 52.2.1 Flower Pot

        I’d hold you to that promise… hahaha! *runs off to google said chicken place*

        On a side note, Do you gals know what those 3 medals are for on Seung Jo’s uniform? I bet it’s for epitomizing the meaning of HOT, HOTTER and HOTTEST… hahaha!

        • pk

          LOL on the meaning of the 3 medals. Sounds good to me.

          Love you comments as usual. They’re always insightful and funny.

          • anonymous



        • Cloudysky

          Perhaps ~ straight-> curly -> sexy!!!

          • rant

            could be, could be, could be.

    • 52.3 GreenTea

      lol!!!!!!! *embarassed* i understand when love seems to take over everything else… especially now that seung jo is ‘nicer’ sigh….

    • 52.4 Ashley

      I cannot stop laughing at your comment, and since I am at work that is really not a good thing. :)

    • 52.5 Jane

      While I’ve never committed the sort of dedicated stalking that Ha ni does on a daily basis, I will admit to eating in a certain over priced restaurant more than once a week b/c a certain hottie worked there… and I got my “hard-to-get/hot-n-cold” boy, so here’s hoping Ha ni does the same.

      • 52.5.1 Flower Pot

        I’m sure she will… all those days spent stalking should pay off somewhat!hehehe!

        Flower Pot

    • 52.6 Mel

      You got friend!!!! Well said!!!

    • 52.7 shin mi rae

      if you get the address, to the restaurant, to the house and to the bed, can i go with you there?

      can we take turns in sleeping beside baek seung jo???


      and here i was thinking we are dramabeans friends….

      • 52.7.1 Flower Pot

        Sorry My friend… as they say, all is fair in love and war… hehehe! 😀

  53. 53 tori

    i take back all my doubts about jung somin. after each episode i see her, i fall more and more in love with the character she plays.

    usually in dramas, i tend to follow the male lead no matter how robotic and cold he is. however, in this particular series, i am all for the female lead. she’s so adorable and so real that i feel like i am 13 again and having my first love ever. :)

    thank you so much for the wonderful recap :)

    • 53.1 Jomo

      I didn’t realize I felt like this until your post.
      They write these stories so the male lead, at some point, becomes the barometer for each episode.

      Are we happy today? Depressed? Desperate? Dejected? Ecstatic? But our Ha Ni is the go-to face for this one.

      Part of it, I’ll admit, is because of how we feel about the male lead. If BSJ kisses her, he kisses us. If BSJ gets into her bed, he is getting into OUR bed. …sigh… The rest I will imagine and not write.

  54. 54 meteorflower

    @Chriser , thanks for the background story about BSJ, i really notice how cold Seung Jo actions toward his parents but such a sweet older brother to Eun Jo

    the making her a girl in his childhood did affect his social development, now i understand that the last thing he wants to do in his life is to fall for his mom plot, it make sense

  55. 55 Annie

    God, I friggin’ love her.

  56. 56 ck1Oz

    Thank you for the recaps…loved loved it.I always knew I was a KHJ fan but this ep is when I finally stopped cringing at Ha Ni’s totally gone-for SJ- and the world knows how embarassing I am but don’t care attitude…gah..that girl..I just cringe on her behalf in some scenes.
    But KHJ….now I understand why some viewers rewatch a scene..I have never repeated the last 5 min so many times and still spazz and go OMG :-)

    Wed can’t come fast enough.

  57. 57 Newbie

    For the first time I feel for BSJ. Having an interfering mum couldn’t hv been easy. He just wants to live his life the way he wants without mum’s interference. His confession at the end ties in with an earlier episode where Mum brushes off OHN’s dad’s thanks to BSJ for helping OHN get into the top 50. Not to mention how little she thinks of his intelligence. Come to think of it, she never said anything good about either son, did she?

    • 57.1 angie

      I think that BSJ’s mom really loves him, I still remember episode 8 when she confronted him about the suffocating ‘peace & comfort’ in his life.

      Maybe her methods could have been better? :) Less embarrassing perhaps?

      I cringe at the methods but I don’t doubt the love and concern.

  58. 58 theprettycoral

    its so awesome for you to recap such great dramas 😀 thank you!!

  59. 59 Ena

    I totally agree, I love watching this show for so jung min’s acting! Shes uber adorable. 😀

  60. 60 CHshe

    Aww I forgot to mention about Mr 40 and his hair flip…
    EPIC ^^

    • 60.1 Ashley

      TOO EPIC!!! I had to pause it to get control of myself!!

      • 60.1.1 anon

        hair flip EPIC!!!!!!

    • 60.2 jeankaycee

      yup that hair flip was a laugh out loud thing! its so unexpected!

  61. 61 oi

    GF, thanks for your recap and comments. Such a joy to read.

  62. 62 Q

    If I remember correctly, hyun joong once said during a show that he doesn’t sleep with any clothes on because he gets nightmares. Hehe. Can you just imagine if … Wait, actually, you probably already have XD.

    Anyway, thanks for the cap! I think HN is working on the love programming 😉 we’ll just have to wait and see ~

    • 62.1 cingdoc

      “If I remember correctly, hyun joong once said during a show that he doesn’t sleep with any clothes on because he gets nightmares….”hehe, KHJ, it’s not a nightmare if thousands of girls “dream” about it…hehe

  63. 63 DiOnIsSa

    Hey, Girlfriday, you made my day :) Your recap was hilarious! Especially, *Seung-jo struggles to feel feelings* and *what about my expectations?!* LOL)))

    Thank you!

    This episode was intense enough, full of ups and downs. I really like how you, GF, can explain characters feelings! And, sure, Jun So Min is my love! GREAT ACTRESS!!! One of my favorite korean actresses definitely! I really can feel every feeling that Hi Ni feels from deepest pain to great relief and happiness. She’s amazing!

    The begining was so sad but the ending was so bright! This drama often do this to us, viewers, showing totally oposite sides every episode! But I don’t think that’s bad, however, like most of you, guys, I do prefer Seung Jo becoming more gentle ceasing being “robot”!…Anyways, I enjoyed last episode as much as previous. My favorite scene was in restaurant when Ha Ni came drenched to the strings and trembling, holding a gift in her hands. Seug Jo was SHOCKED! This girl really can make him being deeply surprised every day! And, I guess, he falls for her more and more with every minute now :) My second faverite scene was “rain” scene! SJ really showed his consern toward Ha Ni, sheltering her from rain. CUTE)
    His bewilderment after non-finding her around at college and then his deep relief upon hearing the reason of it…What, BSJ? You were afraid that Ha Ni gave up on you, hah? I think definitley!

    And now, of course, loved by all bed scene :) I guess, he was nervious staying at the same bad with her though not showing even a bit of it. Oh, yeah, he is so cool! How could he? But he did! His a boy and she’s a girl whom she likes a lot…So, it was hard for him staying indifferent! But, oh my, he’s really gentle to her! He respects her! He knows about her innocence and purity! And he can’t do such a thing to her! This is, obviously, love!

    Do you remeber, guys, his face while asking her wether she was nervious? (when he asked her were she going to take shower) His gentle eyes and loving grin was showing that he knew the answer but once convinced of her simplicity and innocence. lol :)

    Waiting for Wednesday! So excited how they’ll get up!!!

  64. 64 summer

    I’m eargerly waiting for the next episode. I want to see Seung Jo’s reactions if he finds out that there’s a guy who will go after Ha Ni…can’t wait for the twist of events in the next episode…

    Though I’m excited to watch the rest of the episodes, on one hand I’m feeling a bit sad thinking that the ending is fast approaching with only 6 episodes left….I hope the producer would stick to its original plan with 20 episodes…I believe that this drama has a high rating and has lots of followers in and outside of Korea…

  65. 65 angie

    Ohhh… Hae Ra. Though you deny it, you are like Ha-Ni when it comes to Seung Jo.

    After rewatching the episode, I can’t help but think that Hae Ra puts Ha-Ni down thinking it’s something she ‘shares’ with Seung Jo. Something like, “She’s really annoying right? That’s what WE BOTH hate about her right?” affirming the ‘connection’ she has with him.

    Oh well, you try hard to be different from Ha Ni, but in the end, you are soooo like her. 😀

  66. 66 saranghae

    heyyyyyyyyz! omgg awesome recap again! ^^ totally love you guys to bits!! 😀 omgomgomg im spazzzinggg~ cant wait for the next ep 😀

  67. 67 jeankaycee

    thanks gf!!! loving your recap and comments as well!
    im with you regarding “what about my expectations?”
    i laughed out loud upon reading that!

    this drama is making a stalker out of me!!!
    now i know what oh hani feels!!!! the needing to see (in my case watch/read) and know anything about something that you like! to do things which you dont normally do like checking every 15mins in this site or other different sites for possible recaps, news or new previews of this drama, or writing comments that looks like an essay, watching the fave scenes so many times, its sounds crazy right?!

    but anyways, im totally inlove with this drama especially with this episode, the best so far.
    maybe because it depics too many similar situations that you cant help but relate to it.

    JSM, you are such a fine young actress, you play OHN with so much energy and your such a delight to watch!
    KHJ, what can i say? i guess you at least proven us that you do deserve to be seung jo. you play his part relatively well. please keep that little smiles you throw in hani’s way coming!

    Love the how seung jo was looking around for hani when she’s not following him around anymore. as well as the way he like hani to know that he’s not living with hera. even though he doesnt want to tell it directly.

    *sigh BSJ your being like a 10yr old kid who couldnt even tell his crush that he likes her! but anyways its so cute! so who am i to rant!

    How adorable the bed scene was? BSJ what a self control?! well it totally fits your character. i love it that seung jo would have more hard time sleeping than hani. it totally makes them even.

    im so excited for next episodes!
    hopefully the ratings will be much higher!!!

    til then!!


  68. 68 bjharm

    The girls a puppy she happy to run behind him even taking the odd kick from him as long as every now and then she gets a pat on the head, then she happy again. No pride? Well let just say for her, love turns off what little self preservation she has and pride isn’t something she even thinks about. While it is embarrassing when you watch it it is also somehow very endearing also.
    A point on his flat..no way he could afford that with a part time bus-boy job, like most children of rich parents he likely get all his credit card paid off by his parents, and call it making his own way..lol.

    • 68.1 Chriser

      Wait until she (Hani) actually mets a real puppy! It is so hilarious.

  69. 69 marinai

    I was annoyed at HaNi in this episode ! She treats Duckie too badly !!! FRUSTATION in my feeling about this episode!!!
    SJ lying at HaNi side is so much difficult for him….Sexual tension….definetely !

  70. 70 watcher

    I thought it was really funny how they squished together in the middle of what is actually a fairly wide bed. There were whole feet on either side of them.

    I didn’t take his comments about not doing anything because of his mother at face value. He knew she was worried, and wanted to simultaneously reassure her that she had nothing to worry about but it also wasn’t because he finds her repulsive or anything.

    Can’t wait to see how they wake up. I bet Mom takes a picture. (That would require her to find his address, but I bet some plot device will allow her to manage that.)

    • 70.1 Chriser

      ***There are going to be pictures but not by mom. Be prepared to laugh a lot. I hope they do not cut this part out.

  71. 71 justkat

    Thank you so much.

    I WANT after the shower wet-haired Seung Jo!…There! I’ve said it! Don’t know how many times I’ve seen that scene. OHN is just so innocent…she should’ve just jumped him!

    And, why the heck didn’t we get to see a topless Seung Jo taking a shower and contemplating his life scene? Every kdrama has a gratuitous hot hero topless scene. Where’s the fan service? *groans*

    I really was not looking forward to this epi after seeing the long preview and I was right. The first 20 minutes was so painful to watch. I just wanted to shake OHN and tell her to move on and give the boy some room. But my heart was breaking along with hers when she was crying.

    The only thing that didn’t make me just quit the episode was the look that BSJ gave OHN when he left the house and the fact that he actually missed his little stalker because he kept looking around for her. And I heard about the BED scene.

    I have said it in each comment in every episode. Jung So Min is the most adorable actress. You feel so happy and giddy when she’s happy. And you cry with her when she cries. Her facial expressions are dead on. She is one actress I will be looking forward to watching in future kdramas.

    KHJ…I have a bias. I adored him from WGM and I’m pretty sure when I watch BSJ, I anoint him w/KHJ’s WGM personality. I think he is a total hottie and woohoo I had total meltdown when I see wet-haired BSJ…picnic scene and bedroom scene…hands down fave moments.

    Count me in as a PK stalker…

    • 71.1 justkat

      omgeee…I can’t believe I forgot to mention how much I adore MOM. I know it was mean of her to tell Duckie about Ha Ni spending the night w/ Seung Jo…but she was relishing it. I was …”omg she’s not going to tell him, is she?” all the while really anticipating her doing it.

      Coolest kdrama Mom ever…no wonder Seung Jo is worried about being manipulated.

      Seung Jo be afraid, be very afraid.

      • 71.1.1 Ashley

        She didn’t realize Ducky was Ha Ni’s stalker. She thought it was just a random employee at the restaurant, and she wanted Ha Ni’s Dad to know where she was. When he freaked out, she enjoyed needling him a little, but I don’t think she was calling to torture Ducky.

        Also, woe betide Ducky if he interrupts them. I think Momma would have a thing or two to say about that!

        • Ami

          altho I was all.. “OMG, Joon Gu’s so cute I want to have him as pet!!!” in episode 9, I actually went.. “ANDWAEEEE!” when he’s trying so hard to find BSJ’s apartment to pull Hani outta there.. LOL. I have such a fickle heart.

  72. 72 lovejoy

    OMO! I love the bed part! hahaha! he’s just controlling himself not to do anything to Hani, but I salute her for respecting her in a way, but screw him for making his mom to be the excuse! hahaha!

  73. 73 Nameless

    A True Confession of A Stalker (beginner level).

    Dear Oh Ha Ni,

    I am a friend of a friend of yours. You may not know me but I heard a lot about you. I heard that you also have a long-time crush. This intrigues me into writing this confession to you.

    I have a big crush. This boy is perfect. Good looks; good grades; good family; wealthy and has that aura. Although I’m not in a school with him, I manage to keep tabs on him from time to time. I even wrote a love letter for him; only I never have the nerve to pass it to him since I heard that a girl in his school who confessed with a love letter was rejected publicly by him. Although I felt bad for the girl, I felt relieved that he is still available. So I still keep my hopes high.

    But then, I heard big news. A girl from his school seems to be living off with his family. I was in shocked and outraged. I felt like my heart sink rock-bottom, even lower when I found about his mother’s personal blog. There were several pictures of him and that girl that made me cry a river. Although there are many more pictures of him which I downloaded for my personal collection. I even made cut out pictures of him and myself in my fantasy family album. That inspired me more not to give up on my hope.

    I am lucky that I’m a good student but not as genius as that boy, but I set my aim high to get into a good university. Since Tae-san is the best, I ought that perfect boy would go there too. But I was wrong, that boy went to Parang instead. I also heard that the girl who lives with him went there too. Oh wait you go there too, right? Hmmm coincidence I guess. But I’m still ok coz Parang and Tae-san is still close by. Do you think it’s possible if you could help me out to find that boy in Parang if I come by for a visit?

    The other day, I was walking by the lake and saw that boy bought some T-shirts and some foods. I followed him quietly and was in shocked to see him and a girl sitting casually side by side. I don’t know who the girl was but she has nice hair. Anyway, even though they were only talking; I was crying my heart out all the way home.

    Anyway, as I was lurking his mother’s blog as usual, I found out that he has moved out from his house and live on his own. I was so anxious on his whereabouts and manage to find him working in a family restaurant near to my place. I was so happy that almost everyday I went to that restaurant. But to my horror, I found that there are two girls who I think are fighting for his affection. One is a tall skimpy girl in high-heels and the other is a short-klutzy looking which looked very familiar. The tall one is a lot more devious as she manage to be working there too. Now why didn’t I think of that? Sigh…

    Anyway, the other day I was really heart-broken to see him and that short girl walking together under one umbrella. I only follow them halfway through coz I couldn’t bring myself to see what’s coming. And on my way back, I passed by this weird guy in drenched wet coat. From his shivering voice, I swore that he is not a local boy, from Busan, may be.

    I never stalk a person before in my whole life. Yet for this boy I seems couldn’t let him go without him ever knowing my feelings for him. So could you help me out a bit here? I was wondering if you have free time so that I could tell you more in details about this boy. I’m looking forward to hear your reply.

    SIM (Stalker In-the Making)

    • 73.1 anonymous

      Ahahaaaaa I thought you were for real confessing about your crush! Ahahaha….

  74. 74 Kathy

    Actually, in regards to using mom as an excuse to not do anything with Hani, it really has more to do with how often his mom has interfered with his life. Just take a look at how she dressed him up as a girl when he was a child. If that’s not controlling, I don’t know what is. And now, after that tennis camp, his mom arranged for Hani to be moved back in, with future plans to get Hani and Seungjo married. Even for this night that they’re spending together, his mom has a hand in planning that. She constantly encouraged Hani to stick to Seungjo like glue and even refused to drive Hani home like she should (she’s sick after all and can be better taken care of at home rather than by Seungjo). I know you guys can still end up saying that his mom’s only carrying out exactly what’s in his mind. But I think from Seung jo’s point of view, he wants to do things his way and follow his own course, rather than have everything planned for him. I mean come on, it’s like having your mom asking your cousin to be your date for prom because you couldn’t find anyone to be your date! How pathetic that would be!

    To be honest, I don’t think this drama has portrayed his mom’s controlling and stalker-ish ways very well. It’s like she’s doing it so lightheartedly and innocently that she doesn’t seem that way at all. However, in the original manga and in the Taiwanese version, his mom seemed very much over the top. (But we all loved her for it anyway).

    I’m not sure if it’s me, but I just think Hera is purposely portrayed in the most negative light as possible in this drama. Neither the manga nor the taiwanese version has shown her to be that off-putting.

    • 74.1 Ami

      Actually Hera reminds me a lot of Yuko (in the anime). I even expect her to do that “ho ho ho” laugh behind her hand like a lot of anime female characters always do when they’re scheming something. Even though she’s bitchy, she’s not a cold-hearted, mean bitch.. and I can live with this version of Yuko.. 😛

  75. 75 anonymous

    ehmm… ehmm…

    (timid voice) Excuse me, Girlfriday,… I just need to clarify something…. when you said this,

    “Looks like JB’s got some competition in the curly-bedhead-making department!”

    (more timid voice) Are you commenting on us, fighting over the wet curly BSJ, or…. maybe, are you adding yourself to the competition? By any chance, have you now joined the wet dishevelled BSJ camp?

    Of course I can be wrong, I dare not think that, really…

  76. 76 rainerust

    LOL I agree that Seung-jo totally LOVES hearing about how much Ha-ni loves him, and he does go out of his way to make sure he clears up whatever misunderstandings she habours about him and He-ra so it’s quite funny to see how he goes about it. Boy needs to start showing some love openly! I’m hopeful that the kdrama will do this with a huge dose of cute, as PK has been all about the CUTE.

    It’s been awesome following this drama, mostly because it does give me a bit of break from all the drama of…all the other dramas. Because too much drama can be a tad wearying. If you get what I mean. Hope it’s ratings will continue improving since Baker King’s removed from the competition!

    Great recap as usual GF!

  77. 77 pk

    I laughed pretty much the entire time reading your recap, especially the “Aw, man. What about MY expectations?” part.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this episode. Looking forward to the next one.

  78. 78 Mugglesuser

    Hi ockoala,

    Love your mum’s note to SJ!
    So funnyyyyyyyyyyy! LOL!
    Can crack your brain for the next episode?
    Look forward to it….

  79. 79 yeisha

    Ackkk, I can’t seem to stay away from this site…its all your fault JB and GF! LOL. No, seriously, I’m loving all the commentary here. Keep ’em coming ladies.

    And I guess it pays to stalk because I found this YT clip of Playful Kiss NGs that had me laughing so hard I just had to share it here. Hyun Joongie is totally adorbs.


    On a personal side note: @1:15-1:49. OMO, OMO…Einstein, is that you? I thought so. I see those Ssssss are still bothering you. Its okay, keep practicing. Say it with me: Ssssangchu. ;D

    • 79.1 ank

      Lols I remembered his Einstein hair from WGM hahaha.. Sssssangchu.. Thanks for the link to the video. He is totally adorable!

      • 79.1.1 yeisha

        I know, right? His wet and wavy hair may have caused my temperature to rise and my heart to skip a beat but I will always have a soft spot for the fresh-faced Einstein haired shillang that we all saw in WGM. I think he is most adorable when he’s half-asleep muttering random thoughts from that 4D head of his.

        • ank

          Totally agree with you. That first NG scene looks like he really fell asleep lols.. And his face looks totally different.. not as BSJ but as KHJ himself.

        • Ami

          He was so totally just waking up from sleep in that NG scene.. LOL! It reminds me when he said he acted the best sleeping scene ever by any actor during the study session scene with Hani, coz he was really sleeping~

          • Ashley

            Seriously? That’s completely awesome! Makes me wish I had some knowledge of Korean, because he sounds amusing in “real” life.

    • 79.2 Jomo

      Yes – this is the same face from Thank You for Waking Me Up
      I became a stalker fan after watching that show with the rest of the SS501 doll-people.

      I believe the scenes he had with just the host had to be why he started to get more attention from the networks.

      His brain sends out the messages faster than his body/mouth/hair can respond.

      I am actually afraid to watch WGM. People tell me that is what cemented their adoration of KHJ. As I am already an internet stalker,watching that may force me to quit my job, move to SK, and follow KHJ around IRL!!

      • 79.2.1 yeisha

        You should watch it. Not just for KHJ but because of how achingly sweet and real it is/was. You will get a sense of the person behind his flower boy image, flaws and all.

        I don’t know how to explain it but by the their last episode, I actually felt less of a fan and more of someone who’s simply grateful to witness such a rare emotional connection between two people, if that makes sense. I think this is the reason why a lot of us who saw him in WGM would willingly engage in a fistfight should someone want to do him harm.

        Plus, you’ll laugh so hard ’till your insides hurt, and that’s always a good thing. 😉

  80. 80 rainyrain

    Thanks for the update GF , very light with funny comments as usual .
    Loved this epi and I’m watching it over and over again since last thursday .
    I even loved that part where OHN was hurt and heart broken due to the misunderstanding becoz we could see how BSJ was missing her and searching for her ( with his eyes ) everywhere , then how he tried indirectly to clear evrything ( eventhough he was a lil bit mean by teasing her about spending most of the time with hera ).
    The first scene when he was leaving and looking at her being sad and crying and heartbroking was also priceless .
    about the bed scene , all I can say is that I’m watching it over and over and over again and wishing for a continuation next week by showing them in the morning inconsiously in each others arms * sighhhhhhh * ( eventhough I’m not hopeful at all ) .
    I’m still waiting for the second kiss to come 😀

    PS : that scene of OHN playing tennis in her room and BSJ and BEJ teasing her , are we going to watch that next week ?
    PPS : please galz the second u find a link for the 11th epi preview short or long inform us :)

  81. 81 rainyrain

    forgot to add , did u see how BSJ was looking to OHN when he suggested to go to his appartment , he was kind of shy or dunno what it’ was exactly but it was cute :)

    • 81.1 Sumaiya

      He was definately really shy…lol since she is the first person (let alone girl and maybe…hmm….love?) to visit his new apartment. lol I bet he was rejoicing in his heart? no brain…yes brain…about this little spontaneous visit 😛

    • 81.2 Ami

      He has shifty eyes when he suggested it. I don’t think that comes from being shy.. LOL.

      This guy knows exactly what he’s doing.. but when it comes to going a step further, he takes too much time analyzing the situations. Which is fine by me coz I love the tension that ensues from that.

      It’s been a long time since I’m this addicted to a drama.. 😛

  82. 82 Tinaesque

    6 episodes left — waa waa. Is it possible to fit everything in the 6? I’m comparing it to the Taiwanese version :)

    • 82.1 Chriser

      Granted it is good to have an abridge version of the story. The only problem they omits things that is important to the story line. For us who are familiar with the manga and the Taiwan version, we are fine but those who are watching it the first time with the Korean is missing so much important information.

      The whole dressing up as a girl as a child by mom is one. Another is when Hani asked for the lights on and Seung-jo says he can’t sleep with it on. What they failed to mention is Ha-ni has night blindness which is why she needs the light. Grant it is not in the plot much in the first season but it needs to be mention. So if K-drama manage to get a 2nd season, this will play a major part in season 2. The audience won’t feel lost.

      The drama is good and at a good pace but it is missing a lot of needed info. I really hope this does well enough to warrant a 2nd season. The second season is so worth it.

      • 82.1.1 CHshe

        Ermm the night blindness thing is a twist from ISWAK not from manga.

        PK is an adaptation from INK manga NOT from ISWAK. And they’ve been doing so good in following closely to each manga chapter. Only sometimes they play with the order of the chapter or combined more than 1 chapter together.

        • Chriser

          It seems the Taiwanese is more strongly in my mind. It has been a while since my friend had lent me the manga. It was so agonizing slow to wait for the English translation of the manga whereas I got the Taiwan version downloaded and burned so I have watched it so many times.

          Hana Kimi was the other way around. It is still a good serious. I will just have to go back and re-read the manga again. That is if I can persuade them let me borrow them again. LOL

          • Nameless

            Anyway, just to let you know, in manga, Kotoko uses night blindness thing as an excuse coz she’s afraid of ghosts if it’s too dark.. LOL

            p/s : Kotoko is really a crack.

  83. 83 djrsb

    This drama has me wrapped around it’s little finger. Only 6 episodes left and I’m gonna be so sad when it’s all over.

    For now, I am enjoyin’ the ride. :)

  84. 84 Eliza

    It should be like Goong…Ha-Ni falls asleep and ends up on top of SJ …bwahahahhahha.

    • 84.1 Ashley

      NO! It would be SOOO much funnier if BSJ was the one holding OHN when they woke up!

      • 84.1.1 rainyrain

        dunno but I have a bad feelin about the next morning , I have that feeling that OHN will wake up alone in the bed and no BSJ , but will be very happy if she wakes up in his arm , sighhhhh

        • PeiPei

          I read that Hani took up most of the bed with the way she sleeps.

          • rainyrainy

            yes read the same too , that BSJ had a very bad night sleep becoz OHN doesn’t have a calm sleep

  85. 85 DiOnIsSa

    Ashley, LOL))))) Especially, for BSJ himself! Hahaha))) Let’s see :)

  86. 86 Revy

    Ok i will give JSM a hug for you. I got to say that this show is so enjoyable with her acting.

  87. 87 MsProposition

    Dear Baek Seung-jo,

    I’m pretty sure the members of your stalking club must have already increased a hundredfold by now so I will cut to the chase and say this: I want you.

    Just you, robot ways and all. For a night, a week, a month…you name the terms and I will meet you more than halfway. No strings attached. I can even talk about Sartre, Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, and all those boring philosophical mumbo-jumbo with you, if you want to.

    For didn’t you say that you want to have fun? Well, here’s your chance. A fun and harmless little fling before you go back to Le Hani. You do realize she’s perfect for you, right? Even I can see that, though I’m terribly selfish and still want a little piece of you.

    Say yes.

    Ms. Proposition

    • 87.1 Ace

      Ms Proposition,

      Is your real name Yoon He-ra?
      You have many traits in common. 😉

      Just asking,
      Team Baek Geum-hee (SJ’s Mom) & Team Oh Ha-ni

      • 87.1.1 a_fan

        Ms Proposition, your plastic flower gave you away

    • 87.2 Jenny

      Geezhuz…I heart you PK peeps. You keep me sane when I go crazy waiting for new PK material.

    • 87.3 Ami

      *I want you*

      I feel for you. I think of the same thing whenever he comes out of the shower with wet hair and a towel on his head. How can someone look like a million bucks with a mussed up hair and a sullen expression? I don’t get it. Since he unofficially has a stalking club (with 2 very active members), it can’t be just me, right?

      I think we all also need to discuss on the economic feasibility of increasing traffic into a restaurant by investing on some randomly designed shirt with medals and a hot robot boy as head waiter. You know, in case we want to go into a family restaurant business after the drama is over.

      Did you notice that the a coupla lady customers were totally focused on his face the whole time he was serving?? Maybe they’re extras from KHJ’s fan club in Korea (the official members of BSJ stalking club LOL).

  88. 88 rainyrain

    still no preview yet ?

  89. 89 in lalaland

    Thanks so much GF for your awesome recap! I think when SJ said that:

    “He just doesn’t want to fall in line with Mom’s plan for his life, strapping him down to her pre-ordained path for him”

    he’s fighting the fact that he actually likes Ha Ni. His mom loves Ha Ni and wants SJ to get together with OHN, but SJ is resisting because he doesn’t want to “fall in line with Mom’s plan for his life”….

    SJ doesn’t want to live his life the way his mom wants him too. That’s why he is so hot and cold all the time. He really likes OHN, but doesn’t want to admit it, so when he catches himself thinking about her, being nice to her, etc. he turns cold and then when he forgets that he’s not suppose to care, because he naturally does like OHN, he’s hot. Anyways, that’s what I think. Also that’s also how it was in ISWAK.


  90. 90 mellowyel

    ack I’m getting sucked in by the cuteness. In somewhat-related news, guess who has Seung-jo’s haircut now – Yongwha!!! (Shin-woo from You’re Beautiful). I won’t lie, I think he looks better in it than KHJ. Does that make me a traitor? :S

    • 90.1 lena

      yes, that makes you a traitor. haha. just kidding.

      i’ve never really looked twice at yong hwa. yeah he’s cute but jang geun seuk totally upstaged him in you’re beautiful. and hands down, KHJ is definitely hotter than YH, perm or no perm. but that’s just me.

      it’s all a matter of personal preference. 😉

      • 90.1.1 faye

        khj is hotter (hottest) to me ^^ but then again, i don’t love him just coz of his looks. Looks come and go, but his personality…. ahh, that stays.
        and boy, the boy is ADORABLE ^^

  91. 91 Jane

    “a diamond ring the size of Kansas?”
    Almost exactly what I shouted at the computer during this scene :)

  92. 92 Ladymoonstone143

    Anybody found a preview for Ep 11 yet? :) Argggh…just re reading the recap and re watching ep 10 over and over. Sooo hard to be addicted to PK.

    2 more days…

    • 92.1 anon

      LOL!!!! That makes the two of us, but it’s been a while since a show grabs me like this, and makes me sooooo happy watching it–so I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

      • 92.1.1 Ladymoonstone143

        We are going crazy huh? lol…

        I just sort of re reading the recaps from Ep 1 and then I rewatched my fave scene..which are the kiss of course…Seung Jo teasing Ha Ni with the socks at the beach, the two cooking and many more..:)

        I rented lots of DVD’s to watch for the weekend but goodness never had the chance to watch one coz of my stalking around the Net for clues on Ep 11..:) One rumor that got me excited is Kim Bum supposed to be the rival (which seriously I doubt they can get him to play the role)…but I know Kim Bum is the only one that can make me melt faster aside from Seung Jo with a smile…lol

        • anon

          *GASP* Kim Bum, really!!! If that doesn’t make BSJ jealous, than I don’t know what would. I don’t think they released any preview for ep 11 yet…

          (I sure am glad this is not one of those 50-episode shows)

      • 92.1.2 Jenny

        Agreed. I relish every minute I have left with SHOW. Sometimes I find myself pausing in between so I can trick myself into thinking the time with SHOW is longer than it really is. I foresee a painful heartbreak for me when SHOW has ended…

        • yeisha

          You and me both. I already know that I will need a support group when this is all over. Sigh.

          Oh Show, why can’t we stay together a little longer?

    • 92.2 lena

      me too. wednesday – pali, pali! :)

    • 92.3 pk

      I think we all have a case of PK Deficiency Disorder

      • 92.3.1 jeankaycee

        in th end of this drama, we will all have withdrawal symptoms. should we form PK Anonymous? so we could deal with this sickness?

  93. 93 Natiu

    Hi. I’m new around here… I read your review. I love it.
    But, I wonder something?
    I don’t know if you noticed but when Ha Ni is cooking the cohocolates for Seong Jo, she felts a pain, maybe in her heart (?)… I worried about it!

  94. 94 Nameless

    Hi again
    Thought I drop by and share with you some info.
    I stumbled upon this great summary sites on INK manga.

    (Warning! Spoilers ahead. Click at your own risk)

    I’m predicting PK will be covering from volume 1-10
    and I believe we’re on the right track since in epi 11, the plot where a young boy confessed to OHN is in Volume 7.

    Enjoy reading!

  95. 95 Ami

    The moment near that bench when Hani got all weak-kneed after thinking Seung Jo and Hera are living together.. I felt two contradictory feelings.. that of a gut-punch at her absolute despair and suddenly falling in love with an actress. Jung So Min, you are LOVE.

    Although I’m still figuring Baek Seung Jo, I think I’ve found my peace with him. He does love Hani.. it’s just, he’s still very slowly learning about love too.. in his own sadomasochistic way.. 😛

    Thanks so much for the recap!!

  96. 96 Rizzy

    Nice turnaround of events. I even got teary eyed when Oh Ha Ni mistook Baek Seung Jo and Hae Ra living together. The walk to the apartment scene is heartbreaking. :) Can’t wait for this week’s episodes!

  97. 97 Anon

    MBC have been posting diary entries by Baek Seung Jo so that we could understand him better cuz its hard to read that robotboy’s thoughts… and someone had kindly translated the episode 1 entry so here goes:

    • 97.1 rainyrainy

      please could you give me the link for the translation , thanks :)

      • 97.1.1 v

        lol. that’s actually the link… the picture is the translation. did you try?

    • 97.2 Ashley

      That was cute :)

  98. 98 shin mi rae

    thanks GF… love your recap. love your comments. and i totally agree with you.

    i’ve read some people commented that they cant follow ha-ni’s logic.. but me, i so totally get her… i understand when she jumped to the wrong conclusion about BSJ and HR living together… first, in episode 8 and 9, ha-ni concluded that BSJ and HR liked each other. even if BSJ told ha-ni that he doesn’t hate her, in ha-ni’s mind, that confession that does not erase the conclusion about the geniuses liking each other. then what happened? BSJ left the house. then ha-ni saw BSJ and HR going inside a residential building at night. seems to me it was really late at night because it is about closing time for the restaurant. puts the time around 9pm… who goes tutoring at 9pm??? and ha-ni waited about an hour outside the residential building.. hoping against hope that BSJ will go out and somehow will have an explanation for the whole scenario… but no, robot boy didnt show up…maybe i will not conclude that they are living together but i will be making some serious conclusion about robot boy and biatch girl’s hot relationship… we girls are wired that way… we assume and we conclude… then we cry a lot… like GF said, been there, done that…

    i’m all applause for ha-ni’s friends in this episode. in their eyes, BSJ is playing with the emotions of their beloved friend. Because every time ha-ni decides to forget BSJ, he does things to make sure she does not. .. he kisses her. follows her to Parang U. gives her tennis lessons. cook for her. carries her on piggy back rides. he takes her hand and runs around the city. takes her on a date. buys her couple t-shirt. feeds her hamburger. tells her i don’t hate you. and it works every time… her confidence and resolve to forget him melts like ice cream… then what does robot boy do? after every sweet moment, he turns back to the ice king. so this time, her friends have enough of BSJ. they told him to stop playing games with their beloved ha-ni. to just tell her that he does not like her. snap snap for ha-ni’s friends.

    eun jo is so cute in his disguise. and mama baek is gorgeous. and duckie is so handsome. i hope there will be an episode for duckie where he will give BSJ a run for his money.

    great ratings. i hope koreans realize what their missing. aja aja PK!!!

  99. 99 alloo

    I start liking the drama so much
    ;plz do not tell me that they will cut it to 16 instead of 20 !!!

  100. 100 yeisha

    Guys, here’s Part 2 of BSJ’s diary from MBC, translated in English:



    He really is such a puzzle, that Robot Boy. Funny thing is, reading his thoughts I can actually hear myself say “Ah..that’s why.”

    So here’s the confession. I think have already fallen in love with a robot. Ack.

    *runs off to get my head checked*

    • 100.1 yeisha

      Ooooops, typo: i meant, “I think *I* have already fallen in love with a robot.”

      I’m a stickler for typos. Haha.

      {small voice} Or maybe I just want to say that twice.

    • 100.2 CHshe

      Thanks yeisha! ^^
      It really is refreshing to know what really Roboboy was thinking, and it does make sense, at some point,
      Coz I think most of the time we were listening to OHN thoughts and how she see things…

      This reminds me to an old movie back in 1991 titled ‘He said, She said’, where a couple is going thru their breakup, but we get to see from both parties point of view, and I got to tell you its freaking hilarious…

      I’m liking this diary very much, keep em coming! ^^

    • 100.3 v

      hehe… thanks. i’m glad this was posted since it explained the the childhood crossdressing trauma of seungjo… i felt like the korean version glossed through it even though it’s an event that defined seungjo’s behavior

      • 100.3.1 jackwon

        I agree. In the drama, it was more like a funny, embarassing side story, not the very reason Seung-jo is the way he is: a Robot Boy with major trust issues, not just with his mom but all people.
        I wish they had written the explanation better in the show. It would make the Seung-jo/Ha-ni relationship sweeter because he believes that people can turn on you at a drop of a hat, that any friends will dislike him as soon as they see his bad side. But Ha-ni sticks around and likes and cares for him no matter what he does, and he recognizes that sincerity even though he doesn’t trust easily.
        I also think it would’ve been nice if the writers had given Seung-jo his own thought process voice-overs to flesh out his character, like Ha-ni did. Oh, well. Thanks for sharing, guys!

        • Ami

          *I also think it would’ve been nice if the writers had given Seung-jo his own thought process voice-overs to flesh out his character, like Ha-ni did.*

          But I think the one of the best part of watching this drama is trying to figure out what Baek Seung Jo is thinking. the voice-over will take that fun away from us… 😛

          • jackwon

            Ah, that’s true. ^^ Most of the diary entries’ thoughts were subtly displayed by Seung-jo’s expressions in the drama anyway.

            KHJ was readable, but a more seasoned actor probably would’ve been more obvious with his reactions, like being annoyed but intrigued by Ha-ni or getting surprised or jealous, etc. So that’s why I said voice-overs might help. But once he found a friend in He-ra, he at least had someone to tell his thoughts to, and he’s opening up more now, so the audience could know more of what he’s feeling, too.

            But I still think they needed to explain his childhood trust issues more in the show. Like Ashley said below, it adds another layer of depth to their dynamic.

          • yeisha

            I know. I actually changed my mind after reading the latest diary entries because it got cheesier by the minute (see comment below). Then I realized that keeping a journal itself is so out of character for him anyway.

            Still love the robot though. That hasn’t changed. 😉

    • 100.4 Mag

      Oh… Thank you!! I’m so glad MBC gave out those because it explains so much about what BSJ is thinking…

    • 100.5 Ashley

      That comment in the diary, where he says, “No matter how much someone may like you today, anything can change, nothing is permanent.” just added a whole other dimension to how perfect Ha Ni is for Robot Boy. I really wish he had said something like that in the series, because Ha Ni’s steadfastness just became even more amazing.

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