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Ha Ji-won’s mini fashion show for Secret Garden

[NOT REALLY SPOILERY, BUT….]

As you can see from these cheery behind-the-scenes shots, Ha Ji-won puts on a mini fashion show in Episode 5 of Secret Garden, which airs tomorrow.

Those of you watching the drama (and if you’re not — why not??) will know that Ha’s character, Ra-im, is a tough stuntwoman who dresses in boyish clothing, though she harbors hidden girlish fancies behind that tomboyish exterior. She hardly owns anything you could call “pretty,” an issue over which Hyun Bin’s Joo-won character so rudely took her to task in the previous episode, berating her as though HE had any right to demand a certain appearance and attitude from her.

(Seriously, I love his character for all his weird little neuroses and quirks, but he pissed me off somethin’ serious in the last episode, acting as though it was a grave offense that another person’s appearance could so insult HIS sensibilities. Go get a pet dog and dress it up in ribbons and lace, then, ya prat.)

In any case, Episode 5 contains a scene where Ra-im receives a text message and gets ready to go out in response. (The source of the message is kept a secret for now, so we’ll just have to wait and see who it is. My money’s on Oska.) As a result, she ends up going through the whole of her roommate Ah-young’s (Yoo In-na) wardrobe for her more feminine offerings.

By the way, writer Kim Eun-sook revealed via Twitter on the 26th that the bit involving Ra-im’s tattered bag actually happened to her in real life, back when she was pretty poor before she became a scriptwriter. In the drama, the strap on Ra-im’s old bag wears down and snaps, but rather than buying a new one, she fastens it back with safety pins, earning her the gibe, “Don’t you even have money to buy a bag?” (Ah, another of Joo-won’s sterling moments.)

Via Star News, Chosun

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So cute, can't wait!

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Wear the pink! Wear the pink! The bow in the last t-shirt lands....well, in an unfortunately place.

LOL!

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Yeah me too i had noticed that XD

The pink one is reall cute~~

I cant wait^^

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I KNOW!!!! What in the heck is that she's wearing! LOL!!!

It looks like - dare I say it - a merkin!

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Oh I'm so glad you said it first

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LOL
I did a double take on that bow! I scrolled past it, went "What?! no way... OMG"
That is just... too much. XD

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i thought I was the only one who noticed the disturbing location of the bow ;))

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Can you imagine what Joo Won would say? LoL

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haha i totally agree, it's too much.
i love her! such a good actress

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hope she doesn't wear that one w/ the bow landing...

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I think the bow being where it's located was meant to be there. Something like "a gift". Psh. I'm offended now. X/ .... XD

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So guys will loosen their necktie after a long day of intense work. This last pic will tell a gal to unravel or unbutton a 'special area' to let it all hang out. Pahehe~

Work it girl friend!

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I am having a good time watching this drama! Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won have awesome chemistry that is like school girl crush feeling....and then along comes Phillip Lee....holy macaroni......talk about drool time!!!! LOL LOL.....

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totally agree. explosive chemistry!

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YAY MAKEOVER!

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I'm seriously lovin' this drama! It's snippy, quirky, and puurrity....I've watched the four episodes twice just to catch the dialogue! And I pause frequently while the scenes are in his house. Can't wait to see more of it, though it's way too austere for my tastes. Hyun Bin is maturing nicely, I might add. Can't decide if he's had work done on his face (narrowing his jaw line) or he's just very thin. My friend and I argue this point all the time!

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I think he lost too much weight....if he puts on weight he'd probably look better. like during MNIKSS period =)

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I'm seriously lovin' this drama! It's snippy, quirky, and puurrity....I've watched the four episodes twice just to catch the dialogue! And I pause frequently while the scenes are in his house. Can't wait to see more of it, though it's way too austere for my tastes. Hyun Bin is maturing nicely, I might add. Can't decide if he's had work done on his face (narrowing his jaw line) or he's just very thin. My friend and I argue this point all the time! Ha Ji Won moves really well in her action scenes. Most of the actresses in these action roles move like they've never even broken a sweat other than maybe in yoga class. I remember her from Damo, which she pulled off well.

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Prior to watching Secret Garden, I had not seen Ha Ji-won in any of her prior works. I was so impressed with this beautiful actress by the end of the first episode of SG, that I checked to see what else she'd been in. One drama of particular note was Damo, which received wonderful reviews, so I started watching it on one of the stream sites. Well, just like with SG, I was blown away by both Ha Ji-won's badass action scenes and her superb acting...and ended up buying the Damo dvd set. I'm now about a quarter of the way through the series, and it's easily one of the best dramas that I've ever watched.

I definitely agree with you. Ha Ji-won moves with amazing athleticism and gracefulness in her action scenes, and you can't take your eyes off of her.

Btw, she really looks great in these photos. Thanks, JB!

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Did you also watch " What happened in Bali"and "Hwang JinYi"? Both of them are really good,too.

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No, actually I haven't watched either of those. I've only just recently been made aware of them, from reading the recap comments for Secret Garden. They're definitely on my "must watch" list, and I'll probably start on one of them after SG concludes.

Thanks for the fyi! ;)

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She was also a guest on ep 68 or 69 of Family Outing S1. She was really cute in it too!

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Thanks, Alexis!

Wow, you must be a serious drama fan to remember around what episode Ha Ji-won makes a guest appearance in a really long running series! I bow to you! ;)

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try her movies as well. she was so amazing in Duelist with Kang Dong Won [my dream, dream pair!] stpry's a little weird, for lack of better descriptions. [i feel like i was drunk when i watched it.] but the awesomeness of KDW and HJW were enough to keep me invested in the film. i've seen it so many times.

first saw her in Love so Divine with KSW. my very, very 1st kmovie. heh. i think it was good for what it's worth.

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That last pic reminds me of one time in a Kimbap Chungook when one of the ahjummas working there had on a sweater that had two circles/flower things that were placed.... unfortunately. That was hilarious, yet scarring. :D

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lol doesn't her friend have any mature looking clothes? it doesn't really suit ra-im wearing those cutie high school girl stuff XD im going for the pink since it has no bows.

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I would love to see Ra Im wearing the pink dress from the first pix. It's actually very cute without being too girlish with maximum amount of bows.

I m glad your money is on Oska. Hope to see Binnie is jealous with capital J haha...

Can't wait for ep 5

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My money's on Oska too! I would think he would totally dig the t-shirt with the bow. Better not be Joo-Won, or she'll get dragged through his store and have pretty, shiny, expensive things thrown at her again.

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i love how Ra Im is tough and so unexpectedly cute...we dont seem to get a lot of that in kdrama land unfortunately!!....cnt wait to see whom she's dressing up for....my money's also on Oska...who by the way i love....if i could i would have loved him more than Joo Won

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i love this drama because of the main actors

so addicted

can't wait for ep 5

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Love her - very beautiful and talented actress.

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i think this mini fashion show is after she gets the text from Ji Won in episode 3. i bet she tried to "dress up" for their "$2 dollar date". i love this show cause they show new things from original scenes. ie how RI's boss watched JW stare at RI's scar, how RI placed the pink dress on herself as she passed a mirror

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That's what I'm thinking,too !!!

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why didnt i think about that?? i think you guys are right...

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she is simply adorable....cant wait for SG epi 5...i m literally dying here from the wait...and it doesn't help that i have my exam on monday :(((

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Can't wait for the next episode. After the series is over, I'll watch it again WITH my husband :)

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This comment is neither constructive or mature but CROTCH BOW. =)

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I really am digging this drama thus far. It's just so multifaceted and endearing and not to mention, Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won are GREAT. I genuinely hope it maintains this momentum! Who here would be deeply saddened if this drama were somehow ruined? *crosses fingers*

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me! i was thinking of the same question too. hope the body swapping part will be done nicely. in any case, i think hyun bin and ha ji won will continue to portray their roles well. their acting is indeed awesome!

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Gahhh, I love this drama. can't wait to see episode 5. Ha Ji Won.. so cute. Love her character <3

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Adorable! ^__________^

I realllllllyy enjoy watching this drama Secret Garden because of awesome main 2 actors, of course!

(Aw, I love Ha Ji Won as a fan, heheh!) =)

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soooooooooooooooooooo cute cannot really wait
ohhhhhhhhhhhh i am boiling here

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Signs that I am a crazy Secret Garden Fan:
1. Refresh Dramabeans and Allkpop for any news about Ha Ji Won, Hyun Bin, or Secret Garden.

2. Look up Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin's profiles and goo-goo-gaa over all their photos.

3. Rewatch all four episodes.

4. Replay the sit-up scene more than 10 times while giggling like a little girl.

5. Yell "bitch!" when the mean girls in Secret Garden come out...

6. Get mad that it isn't Saturday yet.

Yup... I'm crazy now.

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Lol... I really loved the situp scene too. I was really rooting for them to kiss or, even better, get it on right then and there. But that would have been too scandalous. :P Ah well, one can dream.

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Agree with you...been watching the past four episodes

several times a day while waiting for the weekend.

I'm so hooked to ths drama that it didn't need a hook

line or sinker to reel me in. It took just the first epi and I

jumped right to their net!

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I have never been this crazy about K-Drama....I can't stop thinking about it and am rewatching it like a million times......What am I gonna do??? This is really bad....

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can not agree more with you...;p

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my current sickness: "secret garden" but I can't keep secret that, bööLoop :P
My whole day passes by thinking of it or watching it by neglecting how tired or bussy I am.
it's one of most beautiful present of 2010 for me. I can't express the enjoyment while watching the perfect chemistry between HJW-HB
I'm looking forward to episode 5!!!!!!

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I think by her clothing it seems like it's a flashback to episode three when she got Joowon's call to come out to that bar! She was wearing the same sweater and she's holding the jacket she wore out in the third picture.

I think it's probably going to show that she was actually trying to dress up for Joowon back then? My guess, personally, since apparently there is talk at dc about there being a flashback to how Joowon followed her home that night before he had the beer talk with Oska.

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hi! Yakult. Glad to see you're also watching SG.

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wow...it'll be very interesting if your guess come true...hopefully...I really love such kind of detail scene which unmasked the character of Ra Im and Joo Won....:)

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I agree. I think this was a flashback to the time Joo-won sent her a text message, and they met at a bar for her to pay him back. I remember the text message tone, the jacket and the scarf.

I love how this drama uses flashback to reveal more details.

I love you Show.

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lol wth her roommate has so many pretty clothes, why is she wearing these weird layered tshirts???

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Aaakh. I just realized this show was my new crack when I got all excited over this little bit of news and actually read the whole thing going "Yep... Yep.... Yeah I remember that!!" Crack is bad, despite some evidence to the contrary. WHY didn't I just wait until it was done airing!?
Oh, and does anyone else thing Ra-Im's friend looks a bit like Lee Min-Jung?

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omo! that last t shirt is really really..er..something hahahahaha I see alot of you have noticed it kekeke glad am not the only one who thought it was weird.

hmn I do agree with what yogurutu said about it being a flashback. Those pics seem to take place in her home whereas the coming episodes all take place in jeju island!(so most definitely a flash back)

and on a last note: I am serious obsessed with this show! I simply cant wait till tomoro( I had an appointment which I postponed just to watch the RAW(!!!) episode tomoro!!!)

I m really loook forward to the body swap hahaha I wonder if Joowon(in Ra-im's body) will dress her up just to see how she would look like all nicely made up hehehe

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There's this picture in the spoiler which shows RaIm looks really gorgeous with hot red coat (probably made in Italy ),black mini skirt and kill heel boots(Possibly Jimmy Choo?).That's absolutely JooWon in RaIm's body !!! Oh,I can't wait to see JooWon dressing up RaIm !!!!!!

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squeeee! hehehe link please!!! kekeke oh my! I seriously cant wait hahah it seems like he ll dress her up after all! He s totally gonna take advantage of the situation hehehe

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Spoiler :
yes he will , a pix posted on soompi shows JW in RI'm body with a red coat and high heels boots and RI in JW's body looking at her next to JW's white car

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Oh, I wanted so much to belt her when he was ranting about her appearance, in front of the 'almighty' him!

She must have been shell-shocked. Otherwise, I don't see how she wouldn't have belted him, herself.

Then, I realize that this is the set-up for the body switch. In which, he'll learn what it is like to live her life.

I can hardly wait to see him try some of her stunts. hee, hee.

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It's such sheer delight watching this couple bickering & fighting all the time...but still feel the intense, sexual tension underneath ALL their 'close encounters"!!!!

Binnie's acting is so outstanding here!!! Though @ 1st I was quite bothered by how THIN he looked, (as opposed to his built in Worlds Within & Snow Queen)...I'm guessing it's part of his role...since I can't imagine a "macho-looking" Binnie getting "soul-swapped" into a girl!!!LOL!!!

Love your recaps, JB...thanks!!!

SG, is slowly, but surely.. getting me out of my PK withdrawal pangs!!!!

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@sukispop: you should watch hwang jin yi, ha ji won & JGS was amazing in it.

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Thanks for the suggestion! Another nice commenter suggested "Hwang Jin Yi" as well. It's next in line, right after Secret Garden concludes.

Thanks again! ;)

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I think she should wear the first pink dress since the dress with all the bows might be like she's trying too hard O(*_*)O she's already flawless no matter what :D

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*squeal*
i CANT WAIT~~~
i've been holding off watching secret garden and yesterday i finally unleashed my curiosity and finally IM IN LOVE!!!

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OMG her and hyun bin .im loving the drama! thank god its saturday! got to wait 2 to 3 days before watching with subs.. hope they will air it here in the philippines.

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Ah, can't wait for this to be aired and subbed! <3
Definitely Oscar and so happen Binny is going to see her so adorable, of course!

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i just happy i can watch this drama , i found a new site for my drama addiction hehehehe, this drama so hilarous so hot so fun and so yummy hmmmm and i can see a f4 feel in there , where the f4 are yummier and jandi fiestier well raise your hand if you agree hehehe

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here.here.raising my arms.......This is F4.adult version!!
I just realized one thing !!!GuJunPyo and GeumJanDi always talked to each other in BANMAL(informal way of talking)although GJP was older than GJD. And same here in Secret Garden,too. From Ep.1,they have been talking to each other in BANMAL ,but RaIm has been using highly formal way of talking to all his colleagues in action school and film shoot.
BTW,age difference here is 4 years;JooWon -33 .RaIM-29. In Korea,you use honorifics when you talk to anybody older than you even by 1 year unless you know them very well.So RaIm talking to JooWon in BANMAL is already telling a lot about their dynamics.

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I want to say something. Binnie acts like a jerk in the show but he isn't really. Don't you understand? In the club where he meets her and sees her tattered bag, he got angry and he started scolding her. Also when she came to pick up the vaccum cleaner, he also became unreasonably angry, but listened to some of his words. "I don't understand your social level... your way of life ... but I need more time, to get to know how you live, your way of life." "Even though I have told you before how rich I am and what kind of life I have... (I am just so pissed off) that you haven't for five mins thought about me, and thought about how shabbily you dress would embarrass me, and you picking up the vaccum cleaner would embarrass me in front of my subordinates."

There you have it! He is angry because he knows very well their clear divide - social class, they should not be together. However his heart tells him otherwise and he has done things that he would not normally do, and with his head he knows he should not, but for her sake, he did it anyway. He is angry that for the effort he has put in for her sake, she had not demostrated the same kind of committment to him, or to want to get to know him. He is frustrated because he doesn't want to be the only party in this relationship to put in effort for them to move forward. He wants her to show him that she wants him too, even wants him enough to change herself or her dressing, to show that she was thinking of him and what he might like.

Of course Ra Im is aware of their clear social divide too. That's why she said that "through a bag, they can read each other's thoughts". She is poor and she is embarrassed, knowing that they both know she can never match up to him. She hates him for pitying her, at the same time, sometimes, she deliberately shocks him with her poverty mindset to test his limits, as to how much he can take of her. She understands more and more what he means that he wants her to change her shabby ways for him, but her wounded pride would not allow her to do that. However much she wanted him to like him, wear the pretty dress, etc, she is afraid that if she took that plunge - i.e. that step to want him to like her, she asked, "what happens after I wear that dress" and you realise that you don't like me, or after you finished playing with me?

It's just lovable, the dynamics.

For those who just see Binnie's rudeness, consider this scene - he tricked her into holding his feet for him to do sit ups at the action school. His first few sit ups were only half sit ups, why? She asked him sneeringly whether the sit ups were too hard for him to do, and he replied that if he really did them, she would regret it. And so he did a full sit up, and this brought them face to face so that he could almost kiss her. He did it a few times and she lowered her eyes shyly. I felt that this showed the gentlemanly, even gallant side of him. He refrained from taking advantage of her until she (unwittingly) provoked him, and of course, he liked the close contact with her.

See the scene where he horribly threw the vaccum cleaner into the lake. He was even more angry and mortified when she waded waist deep into the lake to retrieve it. He scolded her (because he was worried about her safety, how she could do a foolhardy thing like that), he tellingly berated her that she could "tell him to apologize or retrieve it for her", and not do it herself. He was both guilt strickened and angry with her lack of concern for herself.

Read beneath their words, said in a fit of anger to cover up false pride, attraction to each other, self preservation and dignity, and you will understand why they seem to tear at each others' throats with horrible words, but their chemistry is so sizzling. It's not even just sexual chemistry, but at a certain level, I believe that they are kindred souls who understand each other, thoughts without saying it specifically. Binnie, being the guy, has clearly demostrated to her that he is interested in getting to know her. I believe Ra Im, at certain level, is interested in him too, but because of her pride and insecurities (she can't believe that such a guy who is like the top catch of every girl's wish list will actually like her), so she cannot accept him straightaway.

Binnie knows that he shouldn't be flirting with her or even leading her on if there is no future for them because of her social class (you must understand how filthy rich they made his character in the drama - so he lives on a different dynamic as normal average people), so he tries to restrain himself sometimes, telling himself that he merely treats her a poor neighbour, or he is merely feeling pity for her poverty, but other times, he really likes her, and he can't stop himself. He is angry when she doesn't seem to show him that she likes him as much as he does her.

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Wow...thanks. I like it.

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what a thought...I like it....

I like this show because it reveal the rich and poor character differently with other K-drama...and its so interesting...

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That's exactly what i thought and great to read your thoughts again :)

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sounds like Edward Cullen having the "I'm-a-vampire-you're-a-human-we-shouldn't-be-together-or-I'll-end-up-sucking-all-your-blood" angst on Bella Swan.

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i TOTALLY agree. He likes her but doesn't understand her!! They have so many layers to their relationship its crazy. can't wait till tonite!

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i love this analysis; thank you Canto. It's a credit to Binnie's acting for us to believe that there is more to his haughty assholery. It's Pride and Prejudice with more skinship.

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I am crazy about this drama too. So crazy I am online 15 mins before it starts so I don't miss one second even though I don't understand Korean. Then watch it tomorrow with chinese subs...Counting down

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Thanks JB for the pix .
I also think it's a flashback , in the first pix she's wearing the grey and black woolen shirt that she was wearing when she recieved JW's phone msg .

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not to be a spoil sport but i think this was actually when JK ask RI to come to the bar, I think she tries to dress up but in the end choose not to wear the girly dress.

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Argh, I just can't feel interested in this drama, which makes me sad, as lots of people seem to think it's awesome D: It somehow bores me, though, I don't know why X_X'

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You're strange. when 99 people out of 100 likes it and you're the one who didn't, then you are strange.

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Looks like no Ep 5 for today people.

i may sound stupid and petty but i hate NK due to attack @ S. K. they dont air our fav dramas.. so pls universe.

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There is! Don't worry the universe heared your call ;)

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http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/J_o7MigG0Jw/
no translation but for all those korean speakers~

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@ Selli : Yeah, I'm not that interested too, but I'm hoping that it'll get better... For now, I don't really like where it's going (with Oska maybe starting liking Ra-Im, like it showed in the preview... I want him to end up with the other girl, and in fact, I think I'll be more interested in that couple if they show more romance lol)

Ra Im is really cute, I want a scene where she wears a dress and make-up (you ALL know that kind of scene, where the girl becomes suddenly really pretty. I love these scenes lol)

[Sorry if I made mistakes !]

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imbrace that inner girl RA IM ! lol i want to see her in a dress . i wonder if they've switched bodies is yet or when that will happen .

She has a wonderful smile . i don't know why she doesn't smile more .

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Although it's early to say but I think SG is the best drama this year. Superp main actors and interesting storyline. In the beginning I am a little skeptical about the swapping body and think that it might ruin the whole story, but then i realized that the director and the scriptwriter are one of the best in the business. A thought of that, i am sure that this drama will turn out great. Beside... what worst thing that this drama will go bad when you have Ha Ji Won and Hyung bin in it....These two has been proven their amazing acting in the past. As for Ha ji Won, she is the most outstanding in every role she take on. If there's someone who can pull off a swapping body with someone, it has to be her. I also like the fact that she's not one of those super skinny girls i normally see in the drama. She's definitely the perfect cast for this role. Love you Ha Ji won...:)Hope you win another award for this drama.... and Hyung bin too:) Just love the chemistry between these two.

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woah what a fashionista? hahaha i luv Korean fashion when i was in Korea, it's just overwhelming to me nothing like here in America, i'm sorry but it's true! anyway, she's got a nice figure, she doesn't seem to age, matter of fact i just finished rewatching Memoris of Bali or What Happened in Bali & she looks the same as in these photos! I'm gonna watch this coz of her & hyun bin, ah yoon sang hyun looks so diff. now, i liked him as Taebong! :)

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