Drama Recaps
Lie to Me: Episode 2
by | May 10, 2011 | 130 Comments

I suppose there are worse things in the world than a hottie on either arm. Amiright? The chemistry is great. Problem is, it’s there with BOTH brothers… setting us up for a world of pain down the road. We’re still in paint-by-numbers territory with this drama, and it’s possible that Show will just take up residence there, but hopefully once the setup is in place, we’ll get to more interesting things, plotwise. But it’s zippy and fun, and ‘sides, what’s a little fake marriage between perfect strangers?


Ki-joon arrives at work the next morning, and by then the Rumor Mill Express has already made its way around the hotel. The story has become quite elaborate, including the reason for the secret marriage—because President Aunt disapproved.

Ki-joon notes everyone talking behind his back, and discovers that even his assistant doesn’t believe that he isn’t married. He asks if there’s a woman named in this so-called secret marriage, and decides to go straight to the source.

He drives up in front of Ah-jung’s office and finds her stumbling along on the street. Though she appears to be drunk again, I think this is her, just being clumsy and messy. Sigh. Drama can’t be a drama without them being set up to be opposites.

Over coffee he tells her the gist of the rumor, and she laughs at the ridiculousness of it all. He doesn’t think it’s so funny, and implies that she started the rumor herself, and possibly even faked the alcohol-bee incident to bait him.

She denies being the source of the rumor, (It hasn’t occurred to her yet that her white lie to So-ran would have morphed into THIS.) and when Ki-joon threatens to sue her for defamation, she takes offense. Why, what’s wrong with marrying me? Huh? Huh?

It’s clearly not going the way he’d hoped, so he just tells her he’ll see her in court and she counters that he has no proof. Needless to say, they don’t come to an agreement on anything. Ah-jung’s co-workers see her with Ki-joon and ask who he is, and she just groans, “My stalker!”

Ki-joon tells his assistant to call a lawyer, “The best one!” You think he just means find the best lawyer in town, until the assistant goes to find a lawyer… named Jung Che-go [che-go = best]. Pffft.

Aw, man they totally scooped the che-go joke! I was so sad when Best Love got renamed from its originally punny title Discovery of Affection [ae-jung = affection], and was waiting for them to name the hero Che-go, ergo title = Che-go’s Love. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen the Hong Sisters leave a pun just dangling there.

Sadly, Che-go isn’t actually the best lawyer around, ’cause he gets knocked unconscious by an ajumma for losing a case. Ki-joon’s assistant wonders what to do, which is when Jae-bum (Ah-jung’s first love) offers his services.

The assistant gets some advice on the matter, without naming names. A few more things we learn about Jae-bum: he’s not exactly a hotshot lawyer, he’s kinda cheap, and he’s not too happy to be married to So-ran. Well it’s always satisfying to know that the grass ain’t greener.

Ki-joon returns to the hotel and when he sees people still snickering behind his back, he tries to counter it by shouting loudly in the middle of the lobby that he’s going to take “her” to court for spreading such lies.

His assistant doesn’t actually think that’s such a good idea, and suggests smoothing things out with her to resolve it quietly. Ki-joon thinks it’s absurd that people are taking her word over his, but even his assistant answers him like he’s playing along, but believes Ah-jung.

Just then, Ki-joon’s friend (a cameo by Danny Ahn) comes down and tells him to come out later, and bring his wife. Ki-joon tries to explain, but he just gets a wink and a, “I know, I know. But you don’t have to be like that around us. I know it’s because your aunt disapproves. We’re on your side.” Haha.

Ki-joon just stands there, ineffectually trying to clear his name, while his friend makes a big heart over his head, shouting, “Love is forever!” and runs off. Heh.

Ah-jung tries to focus on work, only Ki-joon comes running in and corners her, blaming her all over again. She screams that he doesn’t have proof, until her memory flickers and Past Ah-jung from the day at the salon reminds her that she did tell that one lie.

The whole thing is a dream, but she wakes up with the realization that it might’ve all started with that. She knows she never said anything about WHO she was married to, so she doesn’t get why it has anything to do with Ki-joon.

He’s actually on his way to see her now, and calls. She answers and when she finds out who it is, she hangs up and hides, needing time to think things through. She realizes that he might be on his way over, so she tries to make a run for it, only she gets stuck in the lobby, where he’s set up camp by the only exit.

She imagines all manner of scenarios where she might get caught trying to run away, until the minister from the other day discovers her. She shrewdly uses him as a shield to walk and talk her way past Ki-joon, and manages an escape right in front of his face.

She goes to a friend’s coffee shop, who seems Mom-ish. She doesn’t say so explicitly, but I’m getting Mom-vibes from her. It turns out that this universe is really, really small, because Sang-hee and his friend Suk-bong happen to be there too.

Ah-jung does her trademark talking out loud to herself, to suss out her problems… which catches Sang-hee’s attention. They look at each other with that confused glint of familiarity… and then simultaneously remember: “Resignation!” “Thief!”

He’s happy to see her, thinking that it must be fate, but she dismisses it as bad luck on his part and walks out. He follows her and thinks she ought to thank him, for stealing her resignation and saving her job.

As he watches her walk away, he says to himself, “If I can’t catch her, it’s coincidence. If I catch her, it’s fate.” He calls out her name and asks what he should do with her resignation, and she sighs.

Fate it is. She buys him a bowl of noodles, and he promises to return her resignation napkin. It’s worth noting that they use informal speech with each other from the get-go, which is unusual.

They met under drunk circumstances, and seem the same age, and neither is feeling particularly inclined to be formal and polite. Though it’s not a common occurrence that adults would just use banmal without an agreement to do so, it also speaks to the fact that neither really takes the other seriously.

He wonders that she’s never once asked his name, and offers it up: Hyun Sang-hee. He tells her to remember it, even if she’s not interested. She thinks to herself that Hyun seems a common last name, and re-angsts about her messed up situation with Hyun Ki-joon.

Ki-joon, meanwhile, goes back to work and meets with his aunt. She asks about Sang-hee with a heavy sigh, and he reports that he’s staying with his friend Suk-bong. She’s surprised he hasn’t met up with him yet, but Ki-joon says that Sang-hee probably can’t face him yet, because he feels bad.

She confirms the backstory that we were all suspecting—that Sang-hee is the reason Ki-joon got un-engaged, and adds her own disappointment in the boys having fought over one girl. In his office, Ki-joon takes out an old photo of the three of them, pre-rift.

He gets a call from Ah-jung, who asks to meet. So he shows up at the Han River, wondering why she wanted to meet here, and finds her waving at him, behind large sunglasses and a hoodie, which just hilariously makes her look extra crazy.

She drags him onto a duck boat and starts paddling furiously, while he squirms at the uncleanliness and doesn’t lift a finger to help. She insists that it’s better to be safe than sorry, and that this is the safest place to talk, lest anyone they know sees them together.

So they paddle out to the middle of the river and she tells him that she told a friend that she was married, but never said anything about to whom. He doesn’t believe her, but remembers his assistant’s advice to just reason with her calmly, and decides it’s best to move forward rather than argue over who started the fire.

Just then, a couple in a nearby boat is in the middle of a screaming match, and the woman falls overboard. She doesn’t look like she’s swimming, so Ah-jung jumps in after her. She’s not doing a great job either, so Ki-joon jumps in after HER.

Everyone on the bank swarms over (including photographers from a wedding shoot) and the crowd applauds them for saving the woman. Ki-joon yells at her for jumping in and goes to his car in a huff, only he discovers that his pockets have emptied in the river. He’s got no keys, no wallet, no phone.

Ah-jung has her car key, and offers him a ride, the table-turning not lost on her. He refuses snidely at first, but then when the crowd starts approaching them, he jumps into her car in a big hurry.

She drops him off at home, guessing correctly that he isn’t the type to ask for help in these circumstances, since he doesn’t want to be seen as less than perfect, though he sorely denies it.

He tells her to come in, not only because she’s dripping wet, but because he wants to finish their conversation, and not have her go changing her mind later. She covers her face like a creepy stalker and follows him in.

She showers and he sends her clothes out to be dry-cleaned. She takes a peek around and marvels at how much a place like this must cost, and he sort of scoffs at her for dreaming so big. Ah-jung: “Who said I was buying? Just need to snag a man who’s…um… just kidding!”

She tells him that she’ll take care of the situation and tell everyone that it’s just a big misunderstanding. He says the problem is that no one believes him, and she wonders how he’s lived his life if people don’t take his word.

She thinks it’ll be simple—he can gather whoever he wants to, and she’ll just tell them the truth. He smiles, kind of amazed that she’s so simple (as in, thinking that the world is so straightforward), but she doesn’t see the problem with her plan.

Her clothes arrive, and she changes and leaves, again with her hood, sunglasses, and face mask on. This is SO going to look bad on the cover of a gossip rag.

The next day, Ah-jung has a drink with Dad, who is also a lawyer. Lousy with lawyers, this drama. He sweetly tells her to succeed in her career, unlike him. Aw. She promises to do so.

Ki-joon returns to work and his assistant asks how it went with “that woman.” Ki-joon confesses that he might have misjudged her in the beginning, and says that they’ve reached an understanding now. His assistant notes the change in his demeanor, not that it means anything about his feelings, nope.

He finds Manager Park acting strangely around him too, and he insists that he’s not married. In banmal, he asks, “You too? You’re supposed to be my friend.” And she snaps at him in banmal that she doesn’t keep friends at work, and then back in formal speech, she calls him Boss.

Hm, iiiinteresting relationship there. That’s not going to get complicated AT ALL.

So-ran meets her friends and hears about Ah-jung and Ki-joon. She thinks it’s crazy, but then one of the girls says that another friend actually went… to their wedding. HA. I love how crazy out of control this rumor has gotten. So-ran thinks that girl can’t be trusted, since she also once told them that she attended Brangelina’s wedding too. Heh. So-ran gets called out for being jealous rather than happy for her friend (these people really use the term “friend” loosely), and she stalks off in a huff.

Sang-hee finds Ah-jung’s resignation napkin and puts it out on the table, only to have it fall into Suk-bong’s hands on his way to the bathroom. He comes back to find it missing, “Hyung… no, you didn’t, right?”

He meets Ah-jung to tell her the bad news. She freaks out, “My conscience! My pride! …to wipe someone’s butt?!” Hehehe.

He follows her out, and when he can’t get her to stop, he just pulls her in for a hug. Gah! You can’t make me swoon this quickly, out of nowhere!

He seems rather pleased with himself, and when she doesn’t respond right away, he’s confused, as this tactic has always worked for him in the past. Cheeky. He offers to make it right by taking her out on the town, but she turns him down cold: “I’m not interested in you.”

But then she notices all of the girls surrounding them, all swooning at how good-looking he is, and takes a second look. She walks around him, and then decides that he’s worth another shot. She smiles up at him, “Are you free tonight?” OMG, I kind of love her.

He’s like, now THAT’s the kind of response I’m used to. Oh NOES. She’s cute with both of them! Aaaaargh.

She picks him up later that evening, and he sighs at her outfit, saying that it’s fit for a civil servant, but not if they’re going to a party. Time to shop! He picks out a dress for her, and she nearly has an aneurysm at the cost, but decides to cough up her credit card reluctantly.

It seems she’s invited him to this party to be her boyfriend-beard, and he promises to play along and stick to her side. He asks where they’re going… and she names Ki-joon’s hotel. Ruh-roh.

He tries to make excuses not to go in, but feels bad at letting her down, so he goes in hiding his face. But when Ki-joon’s assistant comes to greet her at the elevator, Sang-hee recognizes him and makes a run for it. She chases after him.

Meanwhile, Ki-joon greets his friends down at the party, and tries to squash the rumor, to no avail. He waits impatiently for Ah-jung to arrive, since she’s supposed to clear his name.

At the same time, So-ran and Jae-bum come to the hotel for dinner. The girls run into each other in the bathroom, and have it out. So-ran tells her not to go around pretending she’s married to Hyun Ki-joon, since it’s ridiculous that someone like Ah-jung could marry someone like him.

She has the gall to lie that Jae-bum disliked Ah-jung, and that So-ran actually kept their relationship secret from her for her benefit, so she wouldn’t be so heartbroken as to not pass her civil service exam. What the…? Bitch be delusional.

It just hits Ah-jung where it hurts, and she muses that it must’ve been fun for them. Aw. So-ran tells her that it’s impossible that Ah-jung would marry above her, declaring that it defies the laws of the universe. GAH.

She watches So-ran leave with Jae-bum, her words still stinging.

Just then, Ki-joon walks out and waves at her, relieved to find her. She thinks in voiceover: “Sometimes I think with my heart instead of my head… when I do, there’s always an accident…”

She smiles and puts her hand up, “Yeobo!” Oh. Crap. So-ran and Jae-bum turn.

Ki-joon’s smile vanishes.


We’re kinda retreading the same ground that Episode 1 covered, though Ah-jung is definitely taking a giant step into the crapper with this one. I like her as a character because she’s not so bumbling that it’s frustrating, or outright stupid that I want to pull my hair out. She’s smart and sassy, and even a little opportunistic, but she’s got a weakness—a huge one—her pride coupled with her Achilles’ heel, frenemy So-ran.

I like that she’s got spunk to spare, especially with the boys, but that she’s also got a lot of growing to do in the maturity and self-esteem departments. It seems that Ki-joon’s going to match her in the immaturity game (always a plus), but I’m dying to see a little more weakness from him, other than the control freak in him being off-kilter because of the rumor.

There’s a whole lot of coincidence at play in the first two episodes, though the drama is smart to call attention to it rather than pretend that it’s not relying on them at every turn. The question of fate is always going to be a dominant theme in dramas, so it’s not a stretch for everyone to meet fatefully, as it were. But if everything becomes hinged on fateful coincidence after fateful coincidence, imma start grinding my axe.

So far, so cute.


130 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. yay!


    • 1.1 Twenty-Eighth

      *Neener, Neener*

      “Okay Children! It doesn’t matter where you are in the Comments section. All that matters is that you read the recap.”

      *Thinks to self* ((I WANTED to be FIRST!))

      • 1.1.1 Seanshine


        It does matter, cause now my comment will be on page 2! And nobody really reads page 2. smt.

        How the hell do you guys get to the site before me???

    • 1.2 Amg1

      ***OPEN THREAD*******

      DUDE!!!!! : O[

      If want to rant/rave about Beauty Products, go and post your comments on the Open Thread!!!!!!!

      I do not know if you notice this is the “Lie To Me,” Episode #2 Re-cap, at least make a comment concerning this Drama other wise is “Totally Rude” of you to “bump” someones comment for you to “Trash” about your beauty creams.

      I hope you do not get offended! But please Yall!!! lets keep this thread “On Topic,” it is beyond annoying having to read all this post that have nothing to do with the drama!!!!!!!

      Please be respectful of others and of JB and GF hard work!!!!!!! : O }

      • 1.2.1 cecee

        I think the comment above is SPAM. Somehow it got infiltrated in here.

  2. girl

    thank you for the recap !! can’t wait for next episode; love how the lie just keeps on getting more and more complicated haha

  3. Gabitis

    Thanks for the recap!

  4. crazykillua

    wow!!!that was fast!

    • 4.1 crazykillua

      kyaaaaaaa!!!hmmmm….i think i will stick to this drama…i already give-up on Baby-faced Beauty…thank you for the recap:)

      • 4.1.1 Ju Ina-sshi


      • 4.1.2 pucca

        Omo! Dont give up on Baby-faced Beauty! BFB has charm on its own way.. Really has uniqe characters and well shooted by director..

        So I loved both dramas.. I advise you to watch two of them :))

        * I hate when there are two brothers!! And top of that, both ot them are handsome and have chemistry with the main female lead.. Aww it will be so sad.. I hope the girl from the past will come and be together with the younger brother !! ^^

        • pucca

          And I forgot to say there is Ryu Jin in BFB !! 😀 its more than enough 😀

  5. ohemgee

    watching a ridiculous rumor snowball is quite entertaining. i imagine this is EXACTLY how things spread in real life.

    • 5.1 ohemgee

      also, watching KJH do ANYTHING is exciting. watching his fiery on-screen relationship with YEH all the more so.

    • 5.2 Ani

      Talking about Snowballing rumors makes me think of “Easy A”, which also involved snowballing rumors and a very hot Blue Devil Todd, previously known to me as the other Tucks (as in John Tucker Must Die). But yes, they are entertaining given the right (and enduring) characters.

      • 5.2.1 Ani

        I meant Tucker not Tucks.. That is a sign I need sleep. Good bye world. Good bye kdramas. I will continue watching you tomorrow.

  6. nonski

    Omo! really fast! love this drama… on to reading!

  7. k-soup

    thanks for the recap! the last scene was hilarious! (but this scene reminds me of Mary Stayed Out All Night). But I hope it wouldn’t suffer the same fate as MSOAN had. I can’t wait for the next episode!

  8. Lost without KDrama

    Hmm. This is so different from the other dramas playing right now…I have yet to see it but by the recaps it seems to be a let down. I hope I’m wrong…

    • 8.1 flibbet

      i’m also feeling a bit let-down based on the recaps, which is sad because this is the drama i was most anticipating out of the may debuts. ep 1 is already subbed though so i’ll see for myself how it is.

      • 8.1.1 Lost without KDrama

        @Flibbet, I’ll do the same. Fingers crossed!

      • 8.1.2 minzy

        I was really anticipating this one too, but there’s just SOMETHING about the drama that doesn’t flow well, either the plot or how it’s conveyed.

        Plus it’s a let down that YEH & KJH roles aren’t as strong as their real counter parts. I mean KJH can rock the hell out of a character but “Ki Joon” just seems like a “cookie cutter chaebol” that it angers me because KJH can take it to a whole’ nother level.

        It’s like having Rembrandt and only giving him a “paint by numbers” canvas. -__-

      • 8.1.3 nadia

        The drama recaps don’t do justice to the actual drama (very rare–most of the time the recaps are better). I recommend this drama, it’s a lot of fun. but i must say, I’m completely biased because I think Sung Hee is the hottest thing ever. Darn, second leads. It was like this for My Girl too.

        • J

          I love Sung Hee’s deep voice too! Btw, I’ve seen some peple talking about Kang Ji Hwan’s voice, but I don’t see anything wrong with it? Someone care to elaborate?

          • bourbon

            Sang Hee’s voice! I thought i was the only one who noticed it!
            I’m also watching Coffee Prince (for the 9th time heh) with a friend right now… so The Voice Lee Sun Gyun + The Voice Protege Sang Hee== A very happy me 🙂

    • 8.2 Wani

      Lie to Me is not that good as compared to 2 episodes of Best Love. its same old story with diff. actors. but i think KJH have enough potential to carry this one.

      • 8.2.1 bittercandy

        Hmm, thanks for the recap. Reading your recaps sounds so much better than watching the drama itself because looks like a boring drama to me.

        If I may add, Ki-Joon’s character is totally weird and simply not making any sense to me. For example – his type of personality does not come across as someone who is “helpful” or a knight that would help to CARRY a strange woman in his arms. It would be believable if he nudge her or try something else to wake her up but to carry her? That’s strange to me.

        Plus, he does not need to wait on her in the hospital. A rich guy like him could ask his assistance to wait and let him know when the girl woke up. I guess it’s typical K-drama and yeah, I’m just too fucking realistic.

        • bjharm

          he did it, well all the times he did ‘help’ it was to safe face, to avoid looking bad, not because he was a nice person, just the opposite really. Again he too anal to wash his family troubles in public, that why he waited all night in the hospital, plus as he is an obsessive, waiting that long would in fact suit his personality ..it all about being in control..think that about to come to a hopefully funny end.

        • REally?

          1) He stayed for information on his brother but after she woke he thought about it & dismissed her as someone he would ever like.

          2)She was the cause large commotion on in his hotel a lot of people where nudging her to no avail so he took matters into his own hand before they got out of control.

    • 8.3 poo

      Oh no do watch it! The actors are too good…u ll ve dis stupid smile on ur face while watching it. It may not be crazy funny but trust me it is really enjoyable.

  9. Karen K

    Cute!! Love this show!

  10. 10 kev

    tanks so much so much for thisssssssssssss….

  11. 11 Carinne

    The biatch showdown is ON!!!

    What is up w/ Ah-jung’s frenemy, So-ran’s make-up in the restroom while starting the showdown? It’s like glow-in-the-dark blush or something. Did anyone else catch that?

    • 11.1 sojulove

      Totally! I was wondering the same thing…what kind of blush is that – with super power light reflectors?

      • 11.1.1 Carinne

        – with super power light reflectors?

        LOL! I really dislike all those film frames in neon and/or black light sets. Those reflect off Korean make-up in a weird way.

        I still say the make-up artist team for this show is doing a mediocre job.

  12. 12 lola

    i cant wait to watch ittttttttttt

  13. 13 sunandmoon

    I never got the hype over YEH or KJH before, but I’m really liking them in this one so far. So delightful!

    Sang-hee and Ki-joon’s assistant, who looks like Moon Geun-young’s male twin, are fun, too.

    I hope the plot picks up.

  14. 14 jelena

    hehe…this is my must watch drama in May…

    so freaking excited for this

  15. 15 missmartypants08

    This show is so refreshing! Seriously, I fell in love with the show because of the Episode 1’s opening sequence song, “The Brazilian Hipster” by The Fort Knox Five!! I already know this show’s gonna be awesome because whoever’s the music director in the show is great for picking a really good and obscure track like that!

  16. 16 moomincandylalala

    Love YEH and KJH and seeing a few familiar faces I like in the supporting cast, but not quite feeling it yet.. so far feel like YEH has good chemistry with the second lead (cutie :)), while her and KJH are just thrown together cuz they are the leads. And the set up is way too cliche. I was more instantly hooked by Best Love and even Baby-faced has more draw, with Jnara who I’m not a big fan of. Will definitely keep watching, hope something hooks me in soon as I will hate to not like this drama.

  17. 17 Sarah A.

    I like the cast of the drama, and I think it’s going to be enjoyable to watch. However, I definitely think the story could be better. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

    • 17.1 Sarah A.

      Also, thank you for the recap. I’m still trying to decide whether or not to watch, but the recaps do an awesome job of summarizing the episode and amusing me endlessly.

  18. 18 Julia

    Don’t hate me, but….


    • 18.1 Doraemon

      Actually I kinda do so too (peace!)

    • 18.2 myweithisway

      Me too! Something about him just gets me smiling =)

      • 18.2.1 mary


    • 18.3 maria

      me three. 😛 hehehe

  19. 19 J

    Thank you for the recap GF!

    The chemistry between Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan is really REALLY good, but then there’s Sung Joon (aka lil bro) and his oh so sexy voice. Arghhh who to choose?

    Btw, her outfit by the lake was hilarious! Apparently it was Eun Hye’s idea to dress up like that lols. Gotta love her 😀

    Lie to Me fighting!

    • 19.1 Carinne

      Ooooh yeah~ Sung Joon’s voice is deeply sexy. All those male hormones filled his voice box quite good.^ , ^

    • 19.2 Ju Ina-sshi

      I hated his entrance in the 1st episode but as soon as he spoke I thought ‘okay, sexy voice, I’m in!’ hehehehe xD

      to be honest his acting with stage props is cheap, but this voice…..aigoooo *happy*

  20. 20 petunia

    Just the kind of brain candy I was looking for! I don’t have to think just sit back and enjoy (got my fingers crossed).

  21. 21 tytoo

    thx soo much 4 the recap….

  22. 22 stars4u

    sssoooo fluffy!!! can’t wait for the next episode…

    One of the songs played on the bg sounded coffee house-ish…

  23. 23 h

    Wow! This is fast and I’m liking it, of course. I just can’t wait for the next episode, looking forward for Ki-Joon’s reaction. I’m pretty sure that he is warming up to Ah-Jung. He must have been devastated if actually Ah-Jung was saying ‘honey’ to his little bro. Oh boy, the drama is definitely in the making..

    • 23.1 h

      And, many thanks to both of you for the wonderful recaps! Love them!

      This is completely on another topic, but I’ve just watched 1N2D on the night game at Jeju-do. It’s just hilarious watching Jiwon switching on the TV when the rest are about to sleep. That was epic! LOL! ;D

      Btw, thanks again for the recaps, keep up the good work and looking forward for more recaps tomorrow! 😉

  24. 24 Natalie

    Thanks so much GF! Gotta say I’m enjoying the drama. It’s everything that I thought it would be. I wasn’t really expecting a really original storyline or anything. The chemistry between KJH and YEH IS AWSOME, and that is all that matters to me! On to the romance!!

  25. 25 ezra

    Anything with Yoon Eun Hye is enough to keep me watching no matter how draggy it is. :))

    It’s the first two episodes, so we’ll see how everything goes. :)) I’m excited to see how they will resolve this understanding. 8D

  26. 26 sora

    im loving itttt

  27. 27 yonheet

    uh wow.. sang hee’s voice is…. delicious!

    thanks for the recap!

  28. 28 Daniela

    I liked it but Im not excited about it. I hope I´ll get there because i was excited before. Altough its ok because this two episodes were only the set up, and after that “Yeobo” everything is going to change.
    Why they have to be brothers? i feel extra sad for the second leads( if i like them) when they dont get the gril/boy if they are brothers or best friends of the lead.
    Well, it is like that.
    I love the brother´s voice. Deep. Sexy.

    Thank you for the recap!

  29. 29 lovedramas

    I think it would be better if they moved faster with the plot. Maybe just too many fake marriage contract dramas out there but I say, get on with the fake marriage contract – so we can move onto the good stuff. That said, I still love this series thusfar and really enjoy seeing KJH and YEH together. Much better than her last drama. I do like YEH’s ah jung cause as GF said, she’s not an extreme of one or the other — really stupid and naive etc. She seems very smart and knows how to defend herself well except when it comes to this whole marriage thing. KJH… what can I say… I always love a darcy hero that evolves throughout the series. 🙂 Fighting!

  30. 30 asianromance

    Thanks for the recap! LOVE THE DANNY AHN CAMEO!

    I was slightly disappointed with episode 2. I enjoyed it immensely, but it didn’t really grab me as much as the other 2 dramas I am watching. I think this may be one of those dramas where I just have to turn off my brain and go with the flow. I love Ah-jung though. I agree with you that while she is getting herself into all sorts of messed-up situations, she’s not outright stupid. I like how she’s a 5th level servant and is aspiring to be higher and I like how she’s got the work ethic and talent to make it. And she actually looks like a government employee who is overworked and underpaid.

    I’m also sad that the love triangle will involve two brothers. I watched Lovers in Paris many months ago and it killed me to see the younger brother be heartbroken (Lee Dong Gun -now I see your charisma!), though I don’t really like Sang Hee that much here, so i can’t really go for a pairing between AJ and SH.

  31. 31 ricky the royal highness

    Please let this one be good, Dramagods…

    • 31.1 myweithisway

      Pretty please with a cherry on top!

  32. 32 yaya

    thank you for recaps!
    I’m not going to watch it, but I will read your recaps^^ maybe I got interested later~

  33. 33 clichique

    Okay didn’t comment on episode 1 recaps, but thanks for the quick recaps!!

    So first of all, I think I built this drama up to be so much that I was definitely going to be let down on this one especially with its hectic scheduling. Which episode 1 was sort of, a let down – not much really happened except for a basic introduction of the characters.

    I think it’s because I’m comparing this to Best Love, which, btw, I am like already crazily addicted to.

    But episode 2 was definitely a step up in the right direction. I see threads coming here and there. I’m already being like “eek” over the two brothers fighting over the same girl….. for the second time. Which is going to suck. YEH and KJH are both oh so charming! But this is usual business for them, anyway… LOL.

    My main problem is how this one seems to be moving a little slower. HOWEVER, if this is the pace the entire drama ends up being, I actually don’t have that much of a problem, really. I’m afraid of the fast beginning and the ending droll aka boredom. So if this drama wants to take its time, I will be okay with that.

    On the meanwhile, writer, can we please get on with the marriage hysterics??

    • 33.1 lvsanchez

      Am I the only one who had low expectations for this drama and was pleasantly surprised? I think the pace is just fine, as long as it eventually picks up a little. I am also sick of a drama moving too fast in the beginning only to totally drag towards the end.

      It’s not a masterpiece, but it makes me giggly and has me anxiously waiting for the next episode. It’s nice to just stop thinking and enjoy for once!

  34. 34 Rain

    Great write up, thanks so much. Although, Hong sisters? It’s a little early in the game to be getting confused between Lie to me and Best Love isn’t it?

    • 34.1 mary

      Girlfriday mentioned the Hong Sisters because they didn’t change GHJ’s character’s name to “Best”… which is weird, given the sisters’ history with puns.

      And now, Lie To Me beat them to the punch with it’s Best Lawyer pun.

      So in this case, Lie To Me p0wN3d(!) Best Love in the pun category.

  35. 35 soserious

    this is like ‘Mary Stayed Out All Night’ fake-marriage premise gone right. i guess it is too early to judge, but so far, no kidnapping scene. this is a good sign.

    To me, this drama is a mixture of ‘Secret Garden’ + ‘Mary Stayed Out All Night’, no? think about the characters…

    I always read the recap AFTER i watch the drama (to clear up any misunderstandings but mostly for pure enjoyment)…but i’m really loving this drama. Ah-jung is such a spunky character and ohmygad. the way the Ki-joon’s smile disappears. i LOL’d. and plus, his lil’ bro, Sang-hee, is so. hot. his voice is…so deep…and…and…

    sigh… whatever the case. i’m hooked. everyone should give this drama a go.

  36. 36 Lemon

    I know people think it’s the same ol’ story with different actors, and is probably very similar to My Girl, but I really love simple plots like this. Kdramas are my guilty pleasure and I don’t want to think too hard while watching it. I want to squeal and feel happy for the leads, and I think this drama is just it! I like Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan here. 🙂

    • 36.1 ninatizmi

      yeyeye… 🙂

    • 36.2 Celeste

      yeah. Agreed! And maybe I’m a KJH and YEH bias too! hahaha.. so despite what others say, I’ll still love this 😉

  37. 37 IbeenJGS

    now that’s one serious matter haha ! can’t wait for the next episode !

  38. 38 ninatizmi

    I liked the first episode and I think I’ll this too… Can’t wait for some development. I watched this to fill up my waiting days for 49 Days and this is a good fill up!

    Fighting Lie To Me!

    This genre is just one of the many conflicated-by-misunderstandings rom-com stories but I am loving the flow cause there’s a refreshing sense in it.
    I also missed Kang Ji Hwan!!! I really loved him in Coffe House. 🙂 KJH and YEH sure has a good chemistry, can’t wait for some love developments. I hope KJH will fall first. :))

    • 38.1 ninatizmi

      *I think I’ll like………..

  39. 39 zodd

    So far this series has been okay. Think I may have enjoyed the series more if I hadn’t seen ‘Best Love’ before hand. A series which I find to be better in every regard.

    • 39.1 clichique

      I agree. But I’ve also hyped this one up a lot in my mind… So far the only that’s not really coming together for me is the storyline. But usually I am pretty lax about that…. and I should be fine just watching the characters. But… Best Love is just… idk, I’m just obsessed with Best Love.

  40. 40 michael

    i hope she cut her short hair just like in coffee prince that would be awesome

    • 40.1 anon


    • 40.2 bourbon

      If that happens, my Coffee Prince withdrawal will get even worse… I already imagine what it would be like Choi Han-gyul came around the corner telling Ki-Joon to get his grubby paws off his My Chan! And then they proceed to fight over her! In a fountain! A Chocolate Fountain! And because shirts are such a hindrance, they must be lost! And… Oh wait, I’d better stop before… oh no, its too late. *Nosebleed* Sigh. After-effect of soo many hot korean manly-men, I suppose.

      • 40.2.1 bd2

        Here’s hoping this gets to be half as good as “CP”, but doesn’t look like it so far.

        I’d put this on the level of “Secret Garden” – same level of crappy writing and character development but w/ less annoying leads (altho the b!tchy mother in SG and the b!tchy frenemy in “LtM” are both equally horribly stereotypical and annoying).

    • 40.3 angelpur

      I disagree. I think the long hair flatters her. In CP, too, I remember being mesmerized by her transofrmation with her long hair. The hair should definitley stay.

      • 40.3.1 J

        I second that. Her hair looks great right now, color wise and length wise 😉

  41. 41 tari

    So-ran-shi..ajumma-nim! Yoon-ju from bitch-ville say hello!!
    Geeez. I know bitch do exist but come on that kinda attitude is so..kdrama. But hey I’m for the kiss scenes, I love goong n coffee prince’s kisses and also love coffee house kisses…just get on it…

  42. 42 yuan

    uh!uh!cant wait for the next episode!

  43. 43 Mik

    I really enjoy reading your blogs and recaps. Thanks!

  44. 44 bubbles

    i’m finished ep 1 n 2..n frustrated with the plot…the leads YEH n KJH act very well n chemistry so awesome but the story still no for me…..i hope next episode the plot will getting better n interesting…hope this will not end like MSOAN!!!! i will pray from now on….Please DramaGod!!

  45. 45 rizka

    The assistant is cuuuute!!!

    • 45.1 Ju Ina-sshi

      yeah he is really cute!! Reminds me of the scheduler…*hiding somewhere*

  46. 46 E

    I may have had overly high hopes for this one…but it’s not totally disappointing. When YEH & KJH are together it’s pretty cute – the brother is cute too but…WHY SOMEONE SO YOUNG!?!!? He’s like over 10 years younger than KJH and 6 years younger than YEH (in real life anyways…)

  47. 47 Jomo

    What I didn’t like:
    “Hey, come over here and we will talk.”
    Funny set up talkity talk
    “Now come over HERE, and we will talk, again.”
    Funny set up talkity talk
    “Let’s go THERE and talk now.”

    All this movement, with very little pay off yet.
    Of course, the photos of the couple will appear on some celeb rag, so that’ll work.
    I also do not like the frenemy story line. It just isn’t strong enough. I wish there had been a little more betrayal. Maybe that AJ actually had confessed before having him stolen. I’d also like to see more back-story of competition between the two girls to understand why AJ lets SR get to her.

    What I liked is all the scenes with AJ/KJ and AJ/SH. If SH has already hugged her once, is a kiss not far away? Especially one witnessed by KJ?

    I think this one will find its footing after a couple more episodes. These actors know what a successful script and plot feels like; the writers will have to deliver it to them, or they will start to play it the way they want. I don’t see a MSOAN happening to them…

    • 47.1 Okie Dokie

      Jomo, I replied on FB.

  48. 48 Amy

    Thanks for the info I’m going to watch this. Have a blessed day.

  49. 49 Fefot

    where can i watch the full vid of episode 1 & 2… no one uploaded it yet in you tube…. haiiiizzzz

  50. 50 BiKyofanforever

    guess itz a gud drama!!!gonna watch it after i finish baby faced beautyyy!!!!!!!ufff romance town starts 2dy!wateva am i going 2 do with my xmaz!!

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