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Daddy’s Girl issued warning for content

SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl has received a warning from the Korea Communications Standards Commission regarding its content, which is, to be fair, veering a little makjang.

At issue is the drama’s provocative content with all its violence, threats, and secret plots that the commission deems excessive for a youthful audience. A few examples: Jeon Tae-soo has the hots for Moon Chae-won, and in his attempt to play the hero, he hires a guy to assault her, intending to save her. When a character dies, the guilty party uses his connections to get off scot-free and pin it on someone else. People are paid off and sent away. And so on.

While that excessive content was cited by the commission, in my opinion Daddy’s Girl is really so mild that none of those issues are all that edgy or dark, really. The problem is partially that dramas in that timeslot (9 pm rather than 10 pm like other prime-time dramas) are more sensitive to controversial content because they’re on earlier, but seriously, Daddy’s Girl is tame. There has been FAR worse content in shows with similar timeslots, like Wife’s Temptation and its spinoff, Angel’s Temptation. There we had rape, revenge, and suicide, to name a few quintessential makjang elements.

On top of that, Daddy’s Girl has received the complaint that there is too much product placement, with almost all of the cast possessing techie gadgets that look right out of a sales catalog. Sometimes those are even accompanied by a few lines of dialogue indicating the nifty special features built into the machines.

Now, this complaint I DO agree with — everyone’s sporting touchscreen tablets with GPS/phone/maaaagic! capabilities, and so on, even the supposedly dirt-poor characters — but again, this kind of stuff is so common in kdramaland that I just ignore it.

Meanwhile, the drama has been extended for one episode, bringing the total to 17 episodes. Originally slated for 16, the show got off-schedule in its first week due to a broadcast pre-emption, and this move is to even out its finale week.

To be perfectly honest, I can’t explain why I’m still hooked on this show, because it is very obviously mediocre in many respects. The pacing was strangely slow in the beginning, giving us nearly 10 episodes without the main couple even interacting much, much less falling for each other. The baddies are laughably bad, and the rest of the cast is unrealistically good. There’s a lot of crying. There are a zillion and one subplots, all of them potentially interesting but none of them given enough time or attention to play out sufficiently. And, sadly, the acting ranges from serviceable to very, very green.

And yet? I’m watching every episode with interest. Maybe it’s because Daddy’s Girl lets my brain rest, or maybe it’s because I enjoy watching characters who are, for once, largely good-hearted and kind. Aside from the bad guys who are unscrupulous to an outlandish degree, the other characters are the kind to go out of their way to help someone, just because they can, or ought to. They look out for each other, step in to help each other, and all agree about doing The Right Thing.

In a drama landscape where most people (even heroes and heroines) are largely about doing what’s best for themselves, it’s refreshing to see people come together with warmth and compassion. Even if the drama surrounding them handles the plot in an elementary, clumsy way.

Via E Daily

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i dont know if i should laugh or shock in disbelief.. ok, O_O

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I'm glad I'm not the only one in love with this stupid little drama. Every episode I'm like "Whyyyy?" but every week I just HAVE to watch it. It's happy-making. ♥

Plus it's kind of fun to mock all the poor acting. ><

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I know, right? It's a pretty lame drama most of the time, but I can't help coming back for more. The difference between how good it is and how much I like it is kind of ridiculous.

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LOL!!! I was about to comment.. " Oh but Kender watches this drama too.. " and of course here you are.. ^^ I should have expected it since it's JTS. ^^

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JTS my babyyyyyyyyyyy~ ♥♥♥

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Kender spazzing about IODG every week makes me chortle, but now even JB is adorably enjoying this drama as well?

Normally I'd be all over it, especially since MCW and Dong Hae is in it. 'Cept, after my own giant Grand Canyon of a disconnect between how much I loved Mary and how much is objectively sucked, I don't think I can subject myself to this experience again. Especially knowingly.

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I'm glad I could provide you with some entertainment, unni. *bows*

I'm gonna tell you right now, DH's pretty awful in it. :x He's adorable, but he's really quite bad. And MCW's not too great either. She's done much better in other roles.

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It somehow manages to hit all the right buttons with me, which is weird since I always end up mocking it the whole time I watch it.

All mocking aside, I really do love the two main couples. HK and CR are so cute in their awkward, innocent uncertainty (although I still don't understand why they couldn't have started in, I dunno, ep 4?), and JG and AR make me smile (mostly because I love JG to bits, crazy little playboy that he is).

But I feel like in the hand of a better writer and director, this show could've been a whole lot better. The basic elements are good, it's just that somebody forgot to flesh everything out and make it more than what's essentially just a rough draft. :/

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jb n kender are spot on, expressing what i couldnt about my attachment to this mediocre show.

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I think I keep coming back to this drama because I want to be "involved" with the kind and helpful people. As you said, in most Kdramas, the "good" usually is done to serve one self in some way, rather than done just to serve someone else. In this drama, the "boys" are just so nice. Really refreshing after a day of reality.

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ha ha! I agree - I can't explain why, but I'm comepletly addicted to this show ^^;;

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sme hre..i realli love this drama for some reason...its just so warm..&mkes you smile at all the goodness

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you just HAVE to watch it bec of 1 reason. Jeon Tae Soo. ㅋㅋㅋ

I would have watched this too if I wasn't watching already 3 dramas a week. That is a lot for me. So i have this on my "list".

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I'm not sure it's worth being on a list, obviously. XD I'm watching it because it's airing and I have an irrational love of the dork, and while I'm enjoying the hell out of it I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like it so much if I were trying to marathon it. :P

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Er, not obviously, ACTUALLY. Typing, I can do it. ><

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Poor, poor Jun Tae Soo. I can't say it's bad acting because the character is just.. hm.

"What's my motivation?"

"You're a psycho. Be the psycho, feel the psycho."

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It's sad because I love him so freaking much (it's irrational, but I've accepted it) and yet I rofl all over the place every time he comes on screen. At least he appears to be having fun with the crazy, so whatever.

Honestly, though, part of it's the acting. Even with my ridiculous adoration of him I can admit that he's not a strong actor. XD And he seems to have moved away from the bulging eyeballs of Ha In-soo to the sneering upper lip of Park Jong-seok. >< Boy needs to learn some subtlety, really.

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Since the plot didn't progress quickly it's pretty good he has the sneering lip going on.

I'm waiting for him to invite everyone to a party and just RUN EVERYONE OVER. The end.

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Yeah, that'd solve a lot of problems. And then he'd go to jail forever and ever the end. :D

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"And he seems to have moved away from the bulging eyeballs of Ha In-soo to the sneering upper lip of Park Jong-seok. >< "

-I prefer the bulging eyeballs, that lip is just annoying the hell out of me.

It's really in the scenes where he has to be emotional that I don't buy JTS's acting. It's just so bad that I'm half-laughing, half-sighing. He should just stick to the crazy.

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I know, I hate the lip sneer too. The bulging eyeballs I actually found strangely hot. >.>

JTS's a sweety, but yeah, he's got a longggggggg way to go before he'll be able to do real emoting. He really shot to fame before he was ready. :/

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He doesn't need to emote. That's why he has like 50 pairs of eyeglasses. Purple means super crazy. Black means super crazy. Rainbow glasses mean party down. (We haven't seen them, but I think I right.) All other colors = super crazy.

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Lol. Have you noticed that his glass have gotten progressively uglier as the show has continued? In the beginning, before he was Evil Incarnate and was still just Spoiled Unloved Rich Boy he had some cute frames, but now they seem to be choosing the worst frames possible just to make him more hateful.

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FIR.... nah!!!

now to the post....WTF Korea?! seriously? you gave wife's temptation accolades just because it was ratings hit and daddy's girl a warning. (nope i'm not watching this...). wife's temptation gave me a disease, luckily i bailed out...whew!

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what is a makjang?

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In jb's own words, a makjang plot is something having "outrageous storylines involving adultery, revenge, rape, deception and the like, designed to keep viewers hooked no matter how ridiculous the stories became."

It's so funny how when I google stuff now, my google answers for Korean related stuff (or anything Asian) usually comes up with dramawiki or dramabeans. XD

http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/08/angels-temptation-continues-the-makjang-tradition/

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thanks ani...

my google did not yield any satisfying description. thanks again and good day. :)

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Think... Soap Operas.

Although, not the same and not all go as far as being crazy like Days of Our Lives. But Makjang dramas can get wild. It's so prevalent that I'm sure Makjang has become it's own genre ;D

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yes! i know exactly what you mean. like nothing ever happens ever! it's so slow and it took ages for the main coupling to interact. yet, i anticipate every episode and keep on watching. why!?!! haha and i find that jin goo character so strange. first he was a bastard with no manners and then suddenly he's so caring and considerate of his wife while still being a perv watching those videos of girls dancing. and what's with the hot doctor!? is he there for a purpose? i've only watched til episode 10 but i'll definitely keep watching

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This show could have gone places. In a way it's like a weekend family drama. There are way, way too many characters. Like I said on the open thread, don't even get me started on Dr.Hong. Here's a character who I thought would be serviceable for two minutes just to spout off medical jargon but suddenly I was like "wait, this guy is pretty much billed last but.. is there a love triangle going on here with the older sister?" And then they threw him on a conference trip and we never saw him again.

It seemed like the writer wanted to give everyone equal screen time, but it just doesn't work out for a show this short. A shame. I kind of liked catalyst revolving around a struggle to make ends meet when faced with a serious medical problem in the family. One day it will happen to you - other makjang stuff won't, but this is truth.

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oh dr. hong! did this show just want to fill it up with as many hot people as it could, even if they're pretty pointless. at least they're pretty to look at haha

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By the way the first picture has my favorite WTF sweater of this series. If not for the acting, you are here for Hyuk Kis Cosby inspired sweaters. Awwww yeah.

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LOL i remember you making a comment about this sweater. i had to go back and check out all his other ensembles

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Yeah, that sweater really is something else. It's almost so hideous that I love it, but not quite. I'm having to tell myself not to take one more peek at it. No, don't do it......dang.

And I too am oddly drawn to this show. Not that I have much of an eye for quality, but I'm enjoying it. Of course, I'm preemptively shuddering at just how many couples are being lined up....

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Dr. Hong! He was so pretty, and so wooden, and I loved him and hoped he'd stick around long enough to make AR regret her marriage and cause some conflict with JG but NO THEY TOOK HIM AWAY FHJDSFHDSJKFDSKJ

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ARG FHDHWSFADADGDSVDAF I KNOW.

"I think I like her" "GO ON THIS BUSINESS TRIP" ":( Ok."

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WHY DID THEY TAKE MY PRETTY WOODEN DOCTOR? FDHJSFFDHSKFSHLADSHFJK

Also, JG and AR's marriage didn't go at all the way I thought it would. I thought he'd go back to his playboy ways and she'd try to bear it and then eventually give up and leave him and that he'd then realize how much he loves her and try his best to change and win her back and Wooden Doctor Boy would be there on the sidelines, trying to win AR over to his side but she wouldn't be able to go to him completely because she'd have fallen for JG unknowingly and fhkjfhsdjkfhsdjfhldsfds

Dammit, why am I not the writer for this drama? ><

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omg, my thoughts exactly. There was so much lingering. SO MUCH.

They should have let him be married for real to kill all our hopes like they did AR, BUT HE WASN'T DFGSDAFGDHSHGEVFWWETG

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Writer and I need to have some words. WORDS.

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"Dammit, why am I not the writer for this drama? ><"

-Yes, why aren't you the writer for this drama? That's not how I would have wanted the whole Ae Ryung-Jin Gu-Dr. Hong love triangle to go down, but it would have been a hell of a lot better than what happened.

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It would've been pretty standard for a Kdrama, which on the one hand might've been why the writer chose not to do it that way. But this is a family drama, so who cares if plot lines are standard? They're standard for a reason! DX

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Dr.Hong comes and visits Dad and tells him secretly he liked Ae Ryung, earning him like a mczillion dad points which are important to the Eun sisters.

Ho Ryung finds Jin Goo cheating and beats the botox smile out of him, and his daughter asks him to "live as a dad and not a bachelor jerk face" so he makes things right and divorces Ae Ryung.

She gets together with Dr.Hong. Sunset! Real Wedding! The end!

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Nooo! Ae Ryung has to end up with Jin Gu. Yes, I am sad about the could-have-been romance between Ae Ryung and Dr. Hong, but I really like Jin Gu, for some inexplicable reason. He's totally selfish, and not good enough for Ae Ryung, but I can't help but like him.

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JG's my baby, I love him to pieces. Although his emoting in that big scene with him and AR in today's ep was a little questionable. But yeah, I've shipped JG and AR together hardcore pretty much since they met.

I do want his stupid bratty daughter to get smacked around a bit though. That girl makes me realize why my mother stopped talking to me when I was a teenager. ><

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I don't hate JG, but he didn't have enough time to wear out of his playboy character. I liked him when he first sat in the hospital; but then he'd be all like looking at the chick on the phone. Sometimes you love him, sometimes you want to slap him.

I think he's a little er, green with his acting. I didn't know this was the first role for Lee Hee Jin (Ae-Ryung), she seems pretty decent.

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Ok, before Kender and I get perma-banned from this thread for spazzing too much I just want to say I hope I see Shin Min Soo (who played the role of Duk Ki) again in something soon. For the short role he had it hit a chord with me. Poor, poor Duk Ki.

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Yeah, he's green but he's also an old-school idol and not a real actor, so I'm cutting him some slack. He's much better than some of the other idols these days. :x

And I second the call for some more Shin Min-soo! I squealed when I saw that flashback with him and his friend last week. He really did well in his small role.

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I really thought something was going to happen with Dr. Hong and Ae Ryung (even though she was obviously going to marry Jin Gu) but then nothing. Like, WTF? Why did we even introduce this potential plotline in the first place? Yay eyecandy, but boo if you're not going to do anything with it.

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Lol I know right?? Ugh, that would've been a great love triangle, especially since he really did like her! And AR really did like him! And JG was all selfish and playboy-y and not worthy of AR at all!

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omg i feel the same way about this drama LOL.
it's terrible and most of its actors suck (Jeon Taesoo is laughably bad.. i guess glaring is all he can really do :|), but I CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT. i anticipate it every. single. week. @[email protected]
the thing i hate most about this drama is the enormous amount of subplots (everybody and their moms have daddy issues in this drama) and characters. just last week, they added another character! WHY???

sigh, but no matter how much i complain, i'd still end up watching it. it's like a drug, i know it's bad, but i still can't stop.

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Jeon Taesoo is laughably bad.. i guess glaring is all he can really do
Have you not been paying attention? He's moved on to SNEERING! Look at the rage and disdain he puts into every sneer! Such talent, such passion! XD

It's true, the actors really do suck. I just don't understand why I'm so addicted. XD

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Nothing much to say, I'm not watching this drama, but wow... beautiful pictures!

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lol thanx for posting about this drama! even tho it was something negative. hahaha i dont really get why they gave them a warning. compared to this, i watched the first couple of episodes of flames of desire and scared myself shitless. that drama is evil. lol although i agree about the product placement thing. i get distracted everytime they whip out that half ipad half iphone mutant gadget thing. needless to say, that daddy's girl is my current drama crack and i just dont understand why. and yet i kinda dont care. as long as i get my fix. XD

oh and ps. i have yet to see the bad guy (jeon tae-soo) in a non-creepy role. he plays a creepy revenge plotting guy in all my love and here he plays a creepy spawn of satan. apparently both roles required no facial movement whatsoever. so, i have yet to see him in a normal role to see if he really can move his face. XD dear creepy botoxan, i wanna luv you but ur making it so hard for me.

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His character in All My Love may be plotting revenge, but he's not creepy. He's actually pretty dorky and sweet and I kind of really love him. ♥ Also, they're totally throwing him into a loveline with Director Kim's long-lost daughter (who's dumber than a box of rocks) which is bound to be adorable haha.

I wanna see him in a real romcom, though, where he can smile and stuff. The boy's so cute when he smiles. :3

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lol God forbid the Koreans use a TV drama to really show what going on in their country, rather than force TV companies to show a fake drama land version of what the government like to pretend things really are. As if that going to help with the growing issues affecting Korea in the modern times. Korea the land of the ostrich, to save face stick your head in the dirt and pretend it not happening.

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Sorry, you must be talking about China. You know, a hellhole where you CAN'T talk about real issues and import makjang dramas like this one.

"Let's watch this drama from another country to escape this festering dystopia while we wallow in a dump with self-hate while the government screw us." Yup sounds like a plan.

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First time posting on dramabeans but I'm a fan of your blog :) It introduced me to various drama bloggers lol

Anyways, I just wanted to say. I enjoy this show and look forward to it every week also. It's great to see other people like me. It's so bad, but still good(?). Okay, maybe not good, but I enjoy it despite all its (blatant) flaws. LOL I think it also helps that I find a lot of the actors attractive :D

This drama had potential to go somewhere, but now I'm just content with watching it. I agree that it's nice to see a drama where characters are nice because they just genuinely are. Too bad that's not the case in real life... nice people are rare to come by.

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i think maybe bec deep down we all have this wish that the world indeed has plenty of unselfish, nice people to make the life of people around them easier ... else, i really can't explain my addiction to the show myself except maybe bec there are way too many cuties in it!

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Oh damn, I must check out this drama. JB's post on her head scratching adoration + similar head scratching bemused adoration in comments = this is must watch for me.

I like my entertainment strictly brain-rest/time waste fodder, and this packet comes w/cute boys (none of whom I recognize at all). Who's the guy resting his head on the bus? Pretty! Is he at least 18?

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Yes LOL he definitely is. He's Dong Hae from Suju and should be mid-20s :)

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*giggles* fallen for jailbait before?
yeah he's 24 if i'm not mistaken ;D

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Yessssssssssssssssssssssss Kitteh can join in the IODG-watching with meeeeeeee~ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Yeah, the pretty boy is Donghae. He's pretty awful, actually, but he's cute, and every girl in the drama who isn't a main character appears to be after him. XD

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I could be wrong but doesn't it feel like he's after the youngest kid in the band? Whatshisname?

I'm not the type to write or read fanfiction. I JUST SEE WHAT I SEE. D:

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Are you watching it raw, or waiting for subs? Because I can see how you could get that from the early eps, but it's not like that now. XD

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I've seen it raw. I know he's supposed to be with Se Yeon, right? They shared a bus ride together. Ummm..yeah. Haha

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Bus rides = true love, duhhhhhhh~

But yeah, I also saw some slashy bits in the beginning. :P

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Not on Jeremys Bus Ride. Oh shizzzz.

Every time the two of them were in a scene I was playing a game of seeing how long it would take for DH to touch his shoulders. Awwwwwkkwwwarddd. He was always like :D "WIIIIIIIIIINKKKK" and I was like D: what the heck.

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Jeremy's bus ride didn't count because MN had already found her true love~ Besides, she was Jeremy's true love ;D

Haha they were rather touchy-feely, I loved it. I also loved how the younger one (who I always call Minhyuk because I can't remember his character's name) HATED having to call WK "hyung." I laughed a lot at his discomfort.

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Omo, thanks, girls!

Pretty boys (of age) w/slashy hints?

Beam me up, Scotty.

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lol, wait are we talking about Wook Ki and Yun Do (I think that's his name, the character Minhyuk's playing). I did not interepret those scenes that way at all, but now that I'm thinking about it, it was kind of slashy.

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Yep. It gives the show some replay value now. I'm sorry if I ruined this for you, and I'm totally not into that sort of stuff but it something I could not unsee.

I can now imagine Yun Do recalling all the events with increasing realization then running into a shower fully clothed and crying for two hours. Oh, and he's never gonna get Chae Ryung either. (shakes head) Poor dude.

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I have no idea what it's about, I don't care, but I see 2 REALLY hot guys, so I think I'm gonna watch it. =D

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There's more than 2. There's like a boatload.

There's like... this schoolmate of the main character and even her assistant is hot. I can't remember these characters names, there are too many.

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wow, the plotlines you described really made me go O_O
but i stray away from the makjangs so i can't judge
but donghae is gorgeous >____>

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I'm not alone! Whoo!

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>>> Now, this complaint I DO agree with — everyone’s sporting touchscreen tablets with GPS/phone/maaaagic! capabilities, and so on, even the supposedly dirt-poor characters — but again, this kind of stuff is so common in kdramaland that I just ignore it.

Somewhat off tangent here bec my comments are Secret Garden related ... but so totally true.

Phillip Lee's kang dong nim director character may not have enough funds to bail his own company out ... but drives an X6 (like Oska) ... the creme de la creme notch of BMW's X-series. No prizes who sponsors Joo-won's Z4 to Oska and Jong-soo's X6s in Secret Garden. :)

Ditto Merc for Personal Taste. Everything from Lee Min-ho's GLK to the C + E class sedans were showcased there. Of course everyone had to buy the exact same make of car.

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I'm totally in the same boat. This drama has managed to weasel its way into my heart... The plot isn't fantastic, but I love how so many characters are trying so hard to prove Daddy Eun's innocence. It's really sweet to watch.

But seriously, this totally could have been a weekend family drama~

I'm not going to lie; I love how they extended the drama with an extra episode, but now I'm worried what else they are going to spring on us via subplot....

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tru tru... it was super boring in the beginning, but now i'm addicted! wth! :P

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I find it funny how they always put color matching duct tape over car emblems in K dramas.

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I, too, am among those incredibly charmed by this show, while wholly bewildered by my reaction to it. I think you hit the nail on the head when talking about how nice it is to get to watch good, kind people doing good, kind things just because they can--it is such a peaceful change of pace. I really have blinders on when it comes to the villains and the--how many was it?--zillion and one subplots they're involved in. I'm growing more and more curious (read: skeptical) as to how this is going to come together and be pulled off in as few episodes as are left, especially considering how slowly things have gone so far... But since it has completely charmed my pants off, I guess I'll stay put and see how it goes, since I'd be a little ashamed for anyone to see me in my charmed, pantsless state.

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wowza they look alike in the first photo...from the eyebrows down to the lips..

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ditto .. such a pretty couple picture ..

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bahahaha!!

I find this article kinda ridiculous. I wonder, does Korea import US shows? Because they'd have a field day just trying to edit content/language alone. Makes me think of that MadTV skit when they censored The Sopranos so it can be viewed by the 700 channel or something like that lol

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i just picked this up like 6 eps ago but i'm hooked; i didn't even notice the product placement!! (well... much)
but the main guy is adorable and i love me stories where the bratty girl needs to smell reality.

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I haven't been an avid watcher, especially of the beginning episodes. However, the last few episodes have caught my interest, for me to do a quick catch-up.

And, as I watched ep. 14 and looked at how the 'good' ones help whenever they can, it reminded me of the neighborhood, in which I grew up in. It was an inner city neighborhood, where even if you don't know the person's name, you knew that s/he lived in the neighborhood.

And, the kids of the same age usually knew each other, which is how when someone stole our father's car, we got a knock on the door at 2:30AM to tell us the car was stolen, but they followed it and found where it was abandoned. (The boys had been hanging out together in someone's basement/garage and saw the whole thing.)

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maybe is because there are tons of guys jajaj jk xD but I know isn't the drama of the year but I really love the characters even they are too goodies make me feel like there are still good ppl dunno where but I guess they are really well hidden xD

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Lol, really Korea? Really? Ok, with the last few episodes we have definitely been in makjang territory (seriously, the Jung family is more screwed up than I could have imagined), but I doubt the show really needs a warning.

I do agree about the product placement though. Everytime someone whips out their iPad, I tune out of the drama and think "Oooh, pretty," and then, "Wait, isn't everyone poor? How do they have this?"

I'm glad I'm not the only person still watching Daddy's Girl. It is bad and the acting makes me cringe sometimes, but I still like it. It was kind of slow for about the first eight episodes which was all set-up and MCW wasn't even in most of the episodes, but I feel like it's picked up a bit since it's not a bunch of crying all the time. I don't mind crying, but for eight episodes straight? With nothing good ever happening? That's a little too much. I think if maybe this was a weekend family drama, it could have worked, but there's too many characters and sub-plots. Still, I'm strangely happy about it having 17 episodes. I saw it only had 15 according to dramawiki and kept thinking, "There's no way this is going to end in a logical manner in 15 episodes" but it could happen in 17. Hopefully.

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Sorry, I mean MCW's character was not very prominent in the first couple of episodes.

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I'm honestly watching this show for my bb Donghae. But the rest of the characters have definitely grown on me.

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LOL at all the comments ! :D

I'm watching this drama (now at ep 5) because of Donghae and the promise of the various love lines or romances. And, I find myself cursing while watching it, like everyone else. Hahaha.....

Such bad parents, too. We have a few sets of parents and none are decent, except the Dad.

Donghae is pretty, but, too bad he's surrounded by taller men. :D

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thank you for all the recaps!! can you please keep recapping this series!! i'm totally hooked to this drama and would lovvvve the recaps!! thanks in advance!

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At abt halfway point, I thought abt watching it because I love a good story abt a spoiled girl reforming into a better person. And of course I just had to read the spoilers so I would know if it was worth watching. Realized that nothing was happening, so I skipped out. Now I'm curious all over again...

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hi, just a quick question. why are korean dramas aired late at night? is secret garden really aired at past 11 pm? who watches at that time?

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i love this drama <3
it's not really that good and i feel that there is just so many characters/subplots lol but it is so touching and it made me cry several times. i'm more emotionally invested in this drama than some of the better ones. hyukki and wookki's characters are such nice people omg i love them. but i feel like it should be extended for more episodes cause i dont think 17 episodes are enough to wrap things up, but let's see.

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Wow... kinda surprised to read this article. Despite all the "evil" plots in the storyline, I thought this was a "family" drama (hence the title "Daddy's Girl").

I'm one of those people too who don't really know why I'm watching this drama. The plot IS really slow and the romance element (which I love in Kdramas) is taking so long to develop (if there's ever going to be one). Yet, somehow I'm still following the drama - maybe it's the anticipation that something big is going to happen soon...?

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there was a picture of all the cast at HK & CR's wedding i saw in the web, i wonder if its just promotional or they are really going to get married in the end ..

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Hello Dramabeans and Girlfriday. I'm a big fan of your K-drama terminology explanation series and I've noticed that you haven't been doing those very much now adays. I noticed the term "Makjang" being mentioned a lot and I was just wondering if you can take some time to explain that term? Thanks!

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read post #4. ;)

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I think "liking a bad drama" is a contradiction.

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when am done with secret garden, which is over this week, i will give this drama a try.

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Have they invented a phone that reminds you to use it in a state of dire emergency? Like, you discover your girlfriend is going to sacrifice herself for your own good and go to America! Oh, no! You're all set to pull a dangerous U-turn in the middle of traffic and speed to the airport, but then your phone beeps, reminding you that you're only a few button-presses away from communicating your love and devotion!

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I love it.

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but what if she had taken the battery out of her phone? kdrama characters LOVE to do that sort of stuff.

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It would have a backup battery for cases of dire emergency. The "Use the Phone, Dumbass" edition.

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here in L.A. its still in its early stages...the episode were the dad gets aneurism. and the story is getting interesting as well...from what i know. the story of the deceased brother was based on a real life case that happened a little while back in korea. which is probably the reason why the govt. got involve in the first place. but its really interesting though...jeon taesoo is such a psycho friend, his acting is very good to say the least.

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This must have been replied to already but was is a "makjang"?

I've seen an episode, and it does look tame to me and yes, I do agree that there have been worse scenarios. So bad that I even stopped watching.\

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horrible drama, but like you, i am still watching it too...

i was a bit surprised by how bad i find jeon tae-soo. i liked him well enough as the villain in sungkyunkwan scandal, but here i just can't stand his acting. i just have a lot of distaste for his performance. can't quite put my finger on it. it's just not really a good role for him...

i feel like moon chae-won is wasted here. i really want to see her headline something far more successful soon.

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It's boring in the beginning...

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love it too..

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I completely agree with you. I've always marveled at how everyone in kdramaland owns a cellphone. Regardless of whether they are dirt poor or even homeless, they have cellphones. As the characters are slurping down ramen, they're texting away on some high gadget phone. Where do their phone bills go if they're homeless? Do they have to go directly to the service provider to pay it off?

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I keep watching the drama too even if this drama doesn't really sparkle my excitement. I just want to know the ending and well, I kinda find it soothing that good people have good endings. And boy does the villain gives me serious goosebumps. Does he even blink? He's beyond despicable, character wise, I find it horrible that people can be that hateful, stalkers like that are really really scary. I love the Jin Gu and Ae Ryung couple even if I find Ae Ryung crying in ALL episodes. I mean, how can she shed tears that much?? She'd cried more than one bucket! Enough of my rants, maybe I should stick watching till the end. at least I know I'm watching to my heart's content with candy eye cast (GO MI NAM~:D)

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