Drama Recaps
Lie To Me: Episode 4
by | May 17, 2011 | 153 Comments

Yay, the brothers meet! And it’s not only cute, but I’m finally getting emotionally invested. It’s actually the brothers’ relationship that ends up pulling me in, go figure. Glad they didn’t go melodrama-on-melodrama with them, despite the tragic love triangle setup. It’s not without some melodramatic flair, but it’s kept realistic in its core relationship, which is something I can groove with. Now I finally have an in with this drama, and can feel the characters becoming people rather than just cardboard cutouts.

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP

Ah-jung wakes up in her hotel suite with a hangover of the first order: from a night of champagne and crying. She’s startled by Sang-hee standing by the window, not remembering that she called him there.

He turns to her with a smile, “Do you really want to be married… and to Hyun Ki-joon? Do you want me to help?” She dismisses it, not realizing just how helpful he could be, and stumbles out, trying to get her bearings.

Even hitting her head against the wall doesn’t wake her up from this nightmare, and she rushes off to work, regretting her ill-timed bender. Sang-hee watches her, totally amused. Aw, they’re so cute.

Meanwhile, Big Bro Ki-joon gets a call from his secretary that Ah-jung has checked out of her suite… with a man. Ki-joon blusters that it’s a guest’s private matter and that he doesn’t care, but as soon as he hangs up, he starts to mull it over.

It niggles at him, the fact that she begged him to marry her (for pretend) just last night, and set off this whole con, all the while involved with some other guy. He’s clearly more bothered by it than he’d like to be. Oh, stirrings of jealousy!

He’s interrupted by a ring at the door. It’s Prodigal Little Bro, finally making his way back to the fold. It’s totally awkward at first, with Sang-hee smiling up at Ki-joon, and Ki-joon just standing there steel-faced in shock.

But seeing his brother smile breaks the ice, and Ki-joon smiles back. Yay! I was really hoping they wouldn’t make them mortal enemies over their first love. God, I would’ve broken out into hives from the melodramatics of that.

Ah-jung thinks better of crawling into work hungover, and cashes in some vacation days. Good girl. Going to work hungover is the WORST. She sneaks into Dad’s classroom and waits till he’s finished with his lecture, as she does her part and wakes up a student nodding off in front of her. Aw.

Dad chastises her for staying out all night, and she reminds him that he’s the one who said that a nearly-30-year old NOT staying out all night is weirder. Heh. Did you just out-lawyer your dad?

They eat in his office, and she asks “for a friend” if Ki-joon’s case against “her friend” would hold any water in court. Dad confirms that it’s exactly as she feared. He looks at her suspiciously, “What kind of trouble have you gotten into?” She throws her most innocent face and insists it’s not about her.

I gotta say, I love this relationship. It’s really rare to find a great daddy-daughter duo in a k-drama, not from lack of chemistry, but because dads are usually the source of much angst, either by way of spending, absence, or ideology. The biggest one is by far absence, so I love that this drama has Ah-jung raised by her single father, and that their relationship is both realistic and adorable.

Speaking of families, Ki-joon’s side continues their family reunion, as he calls his aunt to lunch and springs Little Bro on her. She immediately starts hitting him for disappearing for three years without so much as one phone call, feeling betrayed for raising him for twenty years.

Ki-joon just watches, amused, but then when he gets up to break it up, he gets hit in the crossfire. Heh. It’s kind of adorable over here too, because Sang-hee does exactly what a maknae would do—while she hits, he tries to hug the anger out of her. Aw.

They finally break out into laughter over their own histrionics, and have a civil lunch. I like that Auntie President is a hardass when it comes to business, but a big ol’ softie when it comes to her nephews.

Sang-hee informs them that he’s not moving back home, and his aunt yells at him to get it together and stop messing up his life over Yoon-ju, and the room crackles with tension at the mention of her name. Whoops. Thankfully, Ki-joon gets a call from work and leaves.

His staff reports that a major potential investor who’s headed into town is choosing not to stay at his hotel. He decides to greet him at the airport and take him to the other hotel himself, as a show of his confidence.

Dad takes Ae-kyung to the movies to make up for their unfinished date, and happens to run into Jae-bum, who recognizes the professor. Dude, seriously? Is Jae-bum just in all places at all times? He’s like a plot-convenient whack-a-mole. He just keeps popping up wherever our characters go, just to announce Ah-jung’s marriage. Wouldn’t it be faster if you just took out a newspaper ad or something?

Anyway, he totally outs Ah-jung’s marriage to Ki-joon, and Dad thankfully covers for her. He returns home and tells Ah-jung that if she wants to marry, she should just get married, and stop conning people. She tries to explain that she’s not trying to get married—she just wanted to say that she was. Alas, Dad does not understand her crazy scheme.

Ki-joon goes for a drive and ends up at Yoon-ju’s house, and remembers her running out on the balcony to accept an apology. He looks up at the empty house wistfully and muses that a lot of time has passed already, and wishes Yoon-ju a happy birthday.

When he arrives at home, he finds Sang-hee on his front stoop, armed with liquor and a devilish smile. Now I know what I want for MY birthday.

The brothers drink and reconnect, and Sang-hee apologizes for his part in causing Ki-joon to break his engagement to Yoon-ju. Ki-joon insists that it had nothing to do with him, and that it ended with her three years ago, and that’s that.

Sang-hee knows better and still feels bad, and without a word Ki-joon downs a glass of scotch. He flashes back to the day when Sang-hee found out about Ki-joon getting engaged.

He stumbles home drunk, and asks how it could be Yoon-ju. He confesses that he’s liked her since grade school, all the way till now… if it’s not him, then how can it be his own hyung?

He cries, finally landing on his knees and holding onto Ki-joon while he cries. Aw, it’s heartbreaking for both of them, because no matter which way it goes, this ends badly for all involved. And now we know what happened—the hyung gave up his relationship for his little brother.

Ki-joon wakes up and calls out for Sang-hee, worried that he’s run off again. He suggests that if he doesn’t want to move back home, to just stay here, but Sang-hee turns him down.

He overhears Ki-joon’s phone call from his lawyer, about taking Ah-jung to court. He offers a different solution, citing that he’s the expert in the arena of girl troubles, but Ki-joon just shrugs it off.

In the morning Dad finally asks Ah-jung to try and explain the whole marriage lie, and offers to help her. She tells him that she’ll handle it, and confesses that she knows it’s wrong. Her voice shaking, she tells him:

Ah-jung: I’m not at the age to fret over not being married yet, and I don’t even know that marriage is a good thing. But… she’s married. I’m not, and she is, and I can’t stand it. I have traits that are better than hers. If you think about it, I’m better. But when I’m with her, I feel so worthless. And I hate it so much it makes me crazy. I know it in my head. But my heart… says it can’t understand.

Aw, it kills me how vulnerable she is. The lie might be outlandish, but the source of her pain is so relatable.

The brothers go to pay their respects to their parents, offering up flowers and soju, musing that their parents probably never once drank soju in their lives. Sang-hee adorably tells his father that he ought to drink soju so that he doesn’t feel like an outsider “over there.”

They look back and realize that they’ve been orphans for twenty years now, and Sang-hee marvels that they managed to grow up so well. Ki-joon: “US?” Sang-hee: “Fine. YOU. You grew up well. Gah.” Hee hee.

That lands them in a play fight, till they’re literally rolling around on the grass, like two little kids. So cuuuuute. It’s what puts me over the edge with these two. Now I love them to bits.

Sang-hee gets Ki-joon to divulge some more info on the Chinese investor arriving today, and his plans to pick him up at the airport. He gets that evil glint in his eye and offers to drive, conveniently ditching Big Bro on the side of the country road… and driving off without him. HA.

He then calls Ah-jung, who has saved Sang-hee’s phone number as: “Weirdo.” Pfft. He threatens to out her con if she doesn’t come out to meet him, so she rushes out of the bank and greets him with a beating. He points out her similarities to his aunt, and ushers her into the car. I kinda love that this kid goes around town getting beaten up by everyone he knows.

He sees her bank paperwork and she tells him that she’s got to at least try to take care of this situation with money, if it’s at all possible. He asks how much she’s planning to offer, and she says she can scrape together about $10,000… and he snickers, not because it’s a small amount, but because to Hyun Ki-joon, it’s pennies. She sighs, knowing that it’s true, and mindlessly sticks her papers in the sunshield.

They arrive at the airport, and Sang-hee has to drag Ah-jung out of the car, insisting that all she has to do is greet his friend nicely. He keeps threatening to blow her cover to So-ran, so she lets herself get dragged in.

Meanwhile, Ki-joon’s secretary arrives ahead of them, but then gets stalled trying to write the investor’s name in Chinese characters. Sang-hee and Ah-jung wait by the gate, playing around with their sign… which is right when Yoon-ju walks past them, unnoticed.

Ki-joon’s secretary does see Yoon-ju though, and gets sidetracked trying to chase her down. That gives Sang-hee just enough time to greet the investor and his wife, and introduce Ah-jung as Ki-joon’s wife. Ah-jung just smiles and greets them, not understanding a word of what Sang-hee is saying.

Ki-joon returns to the hotel and flips his lid that they missed the investor’s arrival, and his secretary starts to tell him about Yoon-ju, but then decides against it for now.

Yoon-ju arrives home and starts uncovering all her furniture, and notices a red wine stain on the rug, which flashes her back to the day that Ki-joon broke off their engagement. With tears in his eyes, he tells her that it’s over for them, and that he’s breaking the engagement. Sang-hee has disappeared, and he can’t lose his only brother.

Yoon-ju pleads with him, that Sang-hee’s only ever been a friend to her, and that she’s never once thought of him as anything else. His voice shaking, he tells her that he can’t—that since their parents died, Sang-hee is all he has. She asks if there’s another Yoon-ju out there too, but he doesn’t budge.

So then putting together everyone’s flashbacks, Sang-hee found out about the engagement and left town, and then Ki-joon broke it off and Yoon-ju left town, and now it’s been three years and everyone’s back.

The Chinese investor and his wife are actually in town for a second honeymoon, and the first thing on their itinerary is… digging for shellfish in the ocean mud. Haha. Ah-jung complains to Sang-hee that this isn’t what she signed on for, but then she starts catching octopus and gets really into it.

The foursome sit on the beach and cook up the seafood that they caught, and they take to Ah-jung’s bright personality. They end up checking in to World Hotel because of her, though she doesn’t know it, and she takes her leave of them once they’re in the suite.

She mumbles to herself that there must be only one hotel in all of Seoul, as she makes her way out. Meanwhile Ki-joon gets word that the couple has checked in, so he heads up to greet them… running right into Ah-jung in the hallway.

She sees him and decides to try and hide her face (HA) and walk right past him, which he lets her do, at first. But by the time she gets on the elevator nervously, he’s turned around and caught up to her. He follows her down to the lobby, asking why she conned him if she’s got a man in her life.

She’s like, what man? And he asks if that’s what the whole lie was about, because this other guy wouldn’t marry her. He keeps following her, so in the lobby she shouts, “Stalker!” and rushes out the door.

He stops her from getting into a taxi and keeps asking about the other man, if he’s someone he knows, acting a little bit crazy. She pushes him off and gets in the cab, and sticks her head out of the window, shouting, “If you have anything else to say, you can say it to my lawyer!”

It’s exactly the kind of thing a couple on the brink of divorce would say, and I’m sure the rumor mill’s gonna have a field day with that one.

Ki-joon goes to meet the investors, and they greet him warmly. He apologizes for not picking them up personally, which is when they tell him how pleased they were to be picked up by his wife. He’s like, wiiii-ife?

They tell him how they used to think less of him because he was such a workaholic, but seeing what kind of person his wife is, whom they adore, they’ve changed their opinion of him. The expression on Ki-joon’s face when he hears his wife’s name: Gong. Ah. Jung… is just priceless.

He finds himself spitting out a lie before he even realizes it—that he’ll bring his wife the next time they meet, per their request. Aw, yeah.

Meanwhile, Ah-jung does So-ran a favor and accompanies her to the doctor’s office. I’m just about to yell at her to wake up and smell the backstabber, but she’s smart enough to know that So-ran’s got another objective in trying to play nicey nice.

Over coffee So-ran lies through her teeth that since she’s only got a month left before she goes abroad, she really wants to spend time with Ah-jung and be close again. Ah-jung rolls her eyes and tells her that they should do the opposite, and just cut ties altogether. Yeah, I’m for that one.

So-ran wants to know when she’s going to introduce her to “Ki-joon-sshi,” and Ah-jung scoffs inwardly at her feigning closeness all of a sudden. But to her dismay, in walks Ki-joon, and headed straight for them.

So-ran sees him right away, and Ah-jung ducks, horrified that her cover’s about to be blown… except he raises his hand, oh-so-delicately, and calls out, “Yeobo! I’m here!” HAHAHAHA. Awesome.

Omg, his terribly awkward attempt at being cute is just so funny. He takes on this cutesy voice, like he’s baby-talking to her, and says, “I’ve been looking for you.” He introduces himself to So-ran, who tells him that she’s heard so much about him from Ah-jung, which just makes Ah-jung cringe from the mortification.

Ki-joon: “I have to go somewhere with my Jung-ie.” Oh. My. God.

Ah-jung just mouths “MY Jung-ie?” to herself, totally confused at his strange outburst of cutesiness. Scared of his bizarre change of behavior more than anything, she tries to use her friend as an excuse not to go with him, but he acts the role of the doting husband and escorts her out.

So-ran fumes in jealousy, which is just so damn satisfying to watch, it makes me smile.

He drives her toward the river, and she puts down the sunshield in the car, which is when those papers she shoved in there yesterday pop out. She wonders what they’re doing there, but doesn’t really think twice about it.

They arrive at the river, back at the duckboats. He starts putting on a lifejacket, and she gets scared, asking what they’re doing here. He wants to speak in private, and snickers that she must be afraid of him, so she puts on a vest in a hurry.

Off they go, back in a duckboat, to the middle of the river. She wonders what all this is about, and when he finally leans in to say something, she freaks out, thinking he’s about to kiss her. Heh.

She comes back to reality and realizes she didn’t hear what he said, so he repeats it: “Let’s get married.”

Oh, HELLS yeah.

 
COMMENTS

Finally, some movement in the main plot! That was a lot of setup in the last three episodes, and I wish we’d gotten here sooner, but things are shaping up nicely now. We needed this turn—for him to need the con as much as she does—and the reversal is going to be great for the hijinks. So far it’s been so one-sided (and therefore predictable) that it hasn’t been much fun, but from here on out they’ll be evenly matched in the I-need-to-perpetuate-this-lie department, and if Ki-joon’s outburst of cutesy-talk is any indication of the tomfoolery to come, I’ll be rolling on the floor in no time.

Drama really should’ve started with the brother relationship from the get-go, because so far it’s the first emotional pull I’m feeling, between two main characters. I definitely connect with Ah-jung, but she hasn’t really connected with any of the other characters in this capacity. Yet. I’m sure she will, because I already really like the stirrings of her noona-dongsaeng friendship with Sang-hee.

I also like that Ki-joon is still emotionally invested in his past relationship with Yoon-ju, and that there are still unresolved things there. It makes the relationship with Ah-jung a little slow in coming, but I appreciate a character with some depth, and his past with his brother and Yoon-ju is enough to make him more complex and interesting, beyond that surfacey chaebol perfectionist hotelier thing. Not that I don’t appreciate the array of suits with matching flower pins. That’s an endless source of entertainment.

I was concerned that this drama would just continue to circle at Go for way too long, but I feel like we’re finally out of the gate. Phew. Not a moment too soon.

 
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153 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Han

    thanks, you are so quick

    • 1.1 Lisa

      Subbed episode 3 is up on mysoju.com

  2. tutu

    it begins now

    • 2.1 nonski

      hahaha yeah it really begins now! last 3 eps are drawing me in but now i’m finally shippin’ in :)

      • 2.1.1 nonski

        and oh, kang ji hwan is soooo cute…

        sang hee is soooo adorable…

  3. justanotherfan

    hi

  4. luvs

    i’m still overly fond of him and park shi yeon together in Coffee House but i will definitely be watching Lie to Me and Best Love when my finals are over in a few weeks. i did go ahead and watch most of 49 days though hahaha

  5. Nars

    Am I the only one hearing that Kung Fu Fighting song?

    Oh oh oh OHHHH oh oh oh OHHHH

    • 5.1 Minty

      Yes! It took me a while but I definitely recognized it. :D

      • 5.1.1 Ley

        When I heard it in ep 3 I LOL’d so hard. Thanks for the hard work, girlfriday and javabeans! <3

        • 5.1.1.1 yakno

          LOL It is so hilarious.

          • 5.1.1.1.1 pumpkinattack

            Agree! It’s so silly! :D

            Thanks for the recap, gf! You are mighty quick!

          • 5.1.1.1.2 MJP

            Let’s listen to it now. This video CRACKS ME UP!!!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZOVwPR6tjk

          • 5.1.1.1.3 Laica

            Haha thanks for the link MJP.

            It’s the first time I’ve watched the video and actually listened properly to the lyrics, and I’m curious – do Chinese Americans find this offensive? Cause I do, and I’m not even Chinese. I mean I know it came out in 1974, but it still shows up in current movies. I dunno. Am I overanalysing something that’s just supposed to be in fun? It’s definitely a VERY catchy song.

      • 5.1.2 engl

        lol yeah… it was an interesting pick ahah .. i felt like yelling out Kung Fu Fighting dedededede..

        • 5.1.2.1 andrea

          cracks me up everytime i hear it!!!LOL!especially when it is SR scene!kekeke

    • 5.2 bishbash

      that had me LOL-ing like a michinom!

    • 5.3 Nana

      Yeah, that was awesome. Now I have it as my ringtone.

    • 5.4 DeeDee315

      “Kung Foo Fighting” when dealing with the Chinese investors, classic!

  6. kitten

    Awww yea. Refresh button did the trick. Haha.

  7. Aidan

    I’m liking this show

  8. hpn88

    This was def. the strongest episode by far. They could have done everything in 2 episodes and if they really need the side characters maybe 3. But I guess now that we’ve gotten going, we shall see where we are headed.

  9. yakno

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 9.1 aznboy

      I am guessing Yeooobooooo is going to be the the new KANGAAHHHHHHHHHHH.

      • 9.1.1 MJP

        I don’t know, I think PANTYMAN is going to be the new Kang-ah!

  10. 10 Natalie

    Thanks GF! Things are looking up now, I loved this episode! The brother relationship is great, and I’m dying to see AJ and KJ fall for each other!

  11. 11 Ash

    Thank you for the recap!

  12. 12 Ani

    Huh, well surprise surprise. I guess this is one of those dramas that I finally come around a handful of episodes (or more) in. Well, let the games begin. Also, I was wondering if Ah-jung might be afraid of large bodies of water….. Hmmmm.

  13. 13 Sonrisa

    I didn’t like this drama at first but am really digging it now! Love-love the matching flower pins, too. Gracias, GF..for the great recap.

  14. 14 ahjummabunny

    I’m snickering but thinking aww but the poor nam dongsaeng! They certainly brought “it” this episode.

  15. 15 wits

    Yey, I’m there with you GF! I used to enjoy this funny romcom… more because of YEH (she is so.funny.)! But now, I’m totally loving it. I am surprised at my liking Sang Hee. And the sub plot of the adults’ love story is refreshing. I find the guitar-cum-jingle bits so much fun too. Yeah, the details are doing it for me… the almost daughter-mom relationship of YEH with her Dad’s friend, her relationship with her Dad, the orphaned sibling bond, the easy camaraderie between Ah Jung and Sang Hee, the realistic portrayal of the girlfriends, the gossiping at the office, I can relate with those… Awesome! I have a new crack of choice!! Mondays can’t come soon enough!

  16. 16 crazykillua

    thank youuuuuuuu sooooo much!!!I want to be gf’s bff!!!!!eheheheheh…yeobo!hahahah..so cute!!!love both their characters and loving Sang Hee already!!!!darn!2nd guy syndrome!! ad ur absolutely right about the brother’s love…wa!!!digging in tis drama!thanx girlfriday!!!

  17. 17 cont'd

    omg the brothers, total heartbreak

  18. 18 Emi

    I like that Ki-Joon lives in Ma Hye Ri’s big house from Prosecutor Princess. I keep expecting to see Park Shi Hoo standing out side of it, looking up at the windows. :D

    • 18.1 absothe

      LOL I totally noticed that to. Ahh the good old PP days…

    • 18.2 sleeplessinwgtn

      I noticed that, too. Could it be owned by one of the SBS executives?

    • 18.3 fun²

      Same here. Plus Yoon Ju’s house also reminds me so much of Ma Hye Ri’s terraced bachelerotte pad…

  19. 19 almontel

    Thank you so much for the recap…i had already watched it and wanted to know what happened…

    yes, finally! something’s going to happen next ep…is this when we see them seal everything with a kiss???

    can’t wait for next week’s ep!!!

  20. 20 all4movies

    Thank goodness things are starting to heat up.

    I was just about to give up on this drama.

  21. 21 ricky the royal highness

    YAY! Finally the plot is moving.

    On a side note, How come no screen shots of the secretary Park Hoon?

    I like seeing my face in a Kdrama. Hehe.

    It shocked me when my sister pointed that I look like him.
    Ok, he’s more refine but the resemblance is there.

    • 21.1 J

      Hahaha really? I find him very cute :D

      • 21.1.1 ricky the royal highness

        Yup. Uncanny.

        On behalf of the actor who played Park Hoon & myself, I thank you.

        Hey, if you find him cute then I must be cute as well!

  22. 22 unknown x

    I really enjoyed this episode, especially the last 12 minutes or so.

    Hope things really pick up next week..

    Can’t wait for the next episode!!

  23. 23 j

    It’s much better than the first three episodes. Things are moving a bit faster.
    I want to see
    More interactions between AJ and the two brothers
    I want more … more… more …
    More brothers cute, playful and heartfelt scenes
    Less annoying Soran scenes

    Eun Hye has such a amazing chemistry with both of the male leads :D
    Cant wait for next week’s episode.

    • 23.1 j

      I guess I ‘m expecting too much from this drama since it’s a comeback drama of YEH and KJH after such a long hiatus.
      With their amazing talents, they deserve a better script to work on. Such a waste …
      What’s wrong with the writer? ghrr
      The more I expect, the more I feel disappointed …
      The first few episodes are really important which determine the number of views turn on their TV.
      The rating falls again for episode 4 …It’s not very good sign since Ripley is going air after The Duo while Baby Face Beauty ‘s rating going up a lot compared with last week. Really hope the rating’ll back to two digits next week.

  24. 24 srkambbs

    Finally, this drama shapes up with an interesting plot…I thought that today’s episode would have ended when ki joon said, “Yeobo, I am here” LOL…

  25. 25 Mena

    I was about to give up on this drama, I know its soon, but this episode made give it another chance.

  26. 26 Bluebraces

    Loving the chemistry between Ahjung and Sanghee. Feeling it more than Ahjung-Kijoon actually…

  27. 27 zakuropanda

    Thanks again for the recap! Looks like the drama is finally picking up :)

  28. 28 hyacinth

    just hearing ki joon say“Yeobo! I’m here!”fills my stomach with butterflies, yet he also need to give cuuute gestures. wah!!. can life get any better? lets get married. huh? OH WAH!!!!!

  29. 29 Daniela

    Hurray!! Movement! This was a very fun episode (FINALLY!). Girlfriday, you read my thoughts. I LOVE the brothers relationship. All the scenes between those two were priceless.
    Im happy that Ki-joon appeared more today and we saw more of him.
    Yesterday´s episode he was almost invisible. But today we knew a lot of him and i liked it.
    I repeated 5 times the scene when he says “Yeobo! I’m here!”. The change on his face, from “There you are, you are in troboule” to lovely husband its Excelent and funny (his eyebrow!)
    So, yay! Finally Im waiting the next episode.

    Thank you for the recap! (and thank you for yesterday´s recap, javabeans!
    i forgot to write it)!

  30. 30 J

    YAY! Thank you so much for the recap GF!

    I’m getting excited of what’s finally going to happen –them pretending to be married and all the craziness that will follow :D

    I’ve seen a behind the scenes clip of the part of episode 1 when Ah Jung falls from her chair with her tomato juice in hands. Kang Ji Hwan was showing Eun Hye how to fall and he even put some cushions on the floor so that she wouldn’t hurt herself. SO CUTE.

    I noticed that you are pretty fond of Sang Hee, played by actor Sung Jun and I just discovered his Twitter account today by coincidence. I was looking at Eun hye’s Twitter account (@1003grace) and I noticed that she recently followed actor Kim Young Kwang (one of the 3 butlers in MFL and also Sung Jun’s co-star in White Christmas) who’s following Sung Jun :) —> @six2k Now off you go to stalk him. Heehee.

    Anyways, I really enjoy the friendship between Ah Jung and Sang Hee right now…maybe a little too much ^^

    Oh yeah and I just saw the preview for epi 5 and it looks awesome. Lie to Me fighting!

  31. 31 bee

    I was holding in my glee and then I got to:

    Ki-joon: “I have to go somewhere with my Jung-ie.”

    oh my god. dyyyiiiiiiing.

  32. 32 Minnetter

    oh my gosh i hadn’t noticed the flower pins!

  33. 33 aki

    this drama is so much fun! just finished watching ep4 , I laughed so hard at the part where he said he would bring his wife to see them…

    too bad the rating is kind of low, I wonder why..?

  34. 34 nonski

    omo… thank u, been waiting for this all day!

    for those wanting to get softsubs, they are available at http://www.darksmurfsub.com

  35. 35 ohemgee

    still not totally loving LTM, but how can i not watch KJH and YEH?!!!

    i did (do!) love, however, that baby bro was (is!) a major instigator in the romantic hijinks!

    although i don’t love the show, i can’t STOP watching and anticipating the next episode…DAMN YOU TRENDY ROM COMS!!! (and the hotness that is this cast.)

  36. 36 k-soup

    awwwww! this episode is SUPER! The scene where Ki-joon acts as Ah Jung’s husband is so damn cute! I can’t wait for them to get married. But I’m guessing that Eun Hae would repeat her role in Princess Hours/Goong. Ki-joon has not move on yet.. tsk3… and it would be a one sided love.

    I hope my guess is wrong. I hate it when it’s very predictable.

  37. 37 laya

    Ha! Now it picks up! I was expecting something connected to ex issues to get KJ to fall in with the lie, but here come the investors. Which is understandable for KJ the finicky hotelier– it’s business, whereas he threw over his fiancee for his brother. I just hope the reason holds up as the drama progresses. And I am really beginning to like Sang-hee… I like characters who are always up to no good [like Gu Yong-ha]!

    Thanks for the recap!

  38. 38 aki

    also, why didn’t they find people who can speak chinese propably to play the chinese couple….? their chinese is horrible…@0@

    • 38.1 jen

      LOL..my chinese friend says the exact same thing whenever she watches kdramas with me..apparently this isnt the only drama with people who cant speak chinese properly

      • 38.1.1 aki

        the main characters couldn’t speak chinese properly is understandable since acting skills should be the main priority when they look for actors, but those supposeingly chinese people too, I mean, they are not important characters in the drama, the people who play those roles don’t even need to be good at acting….so why didn’t they just find some random chinese people to play the roles instead…?Thats what bother me the most…

    • 38.2 ck1Oz

      It was terrible I was translating for someone and I said but I swear I can’t understand their Mandarin.
      The only speaker who actually spoke Mandarin properly was the translator at the meeting.

      The rest sucked.You can’t even understand what the conversation was about.Unless you read Hangul of course :-)

      • 38.2.1 aki

        I know, I was like, what ?! are you speaking chinese?! and ya, the only person who spoke chinese properly was the translator, and its weird that she was the only person who could speak “chinese” in this ep, I mean, why didn’t they find two more chinese people to play the chinese couple….I don’t think its that hard right, since they managed to find one..?

      • 38.2.2 Nhu

        I was confused too… I mean, they’re basically extras, right? Why not get real Chinese speakers? Is there a lack of older Chinese speakers willing to be onscreen for 5 minutes or something?

        =_= The translator they got was the only one to speak Mandarin properly, but she got one line…

    • 38.3 MJP

      LOL!!! It’s funny. I can’t speak anything but English however, when I watched that couple speaking, I noticed immediately that they didn’t speak Mandarin like they do in the Tdramas and thought to myself, “Uh-oh, I bet this is the Mandarin version of English speaking actors, because they are speaking so slowly.”

  39. 39 Carinne

    I’m flabbergasted that KJ acknowledges YJ’s back in town yet he wavers such importance to propose a marriage w/ AJ. Why? If YJ has so much been his life then why is he running towards another woman? Tsk-tsk-tsk. Oh yeah, this fake marriage is suppose to last for just a few months. It’s a business proposal… after all? How easy is it for KJ to sell his uptight arse soul?….

    • 39.1 snow

      er… no need to get your knickers in a twist. ki-joon doesn’t know yoon-ju is back. the secretary hasn’t told him.

    • 39.2 Starstruck

      Yeah. KJ has no idea that YJ is back in town.

  40. 40 notoriousnoona

    Thank you!

    “and if Ki-joon’s outburst of cutesy-talk is any indication of the tomfoolery to come, I’ll be rolling on the floor in no time.”

    Priceless. I can just see that now!

    I absolutely love KJW’s comic timing so I look forward to where this is taking us.

  41. 41 crazedlu

    LOVE the brothers! i’m still standing on ice with this one, but i’ll stick it through for kang ji hwan.

  42. 42 travelcrazy

    now i’m aboard LTM ship :D

    • 42.1 Zep

      Am too!

  43. 43 asianromance

    Thanks girlfriday!

    By episode 2, I was on the fence. By episode 3, I was falling towards quitting. By episode 4, I’m back on the fence again, leaning a bit towards continuing.

    I agree with you abt SangHee and Kijoon. I actually dislike the SangHee and Ah-jung scenes, but SangHee and Kijoon have a ton of chemistry together. The SH and KJ flashback scene sort of reminds me of KJH’s previous drama, Exhibition of Fireworks, where KJH played the younger bro in love with his new sister in law.

    And that part where you quoted Ah-jung’s explanation of why she lied. Totally felt for her!

    “He’s like a plot-convenient whack-a-mole” — LOL!!!

    • 43.1 asianromance

      and is it just me or does Sang-hee’s chinese sound better than the supposedly chinese couple?

      • 43.1.1 Nhu

        DEFINITELY. I don’t think they’re Chinese. I’m taking Mandarin and their accent wasn’t too bad, but their phrasing was terrible. And they were speaking too slowly… I don’t think that they’re actually Chinese speakers.

        Sang-Hee’s accent was actually quite good, and he had better phrasing.

  44. 44 Atsirk

    Yay! Finally :D

  45. 45 Zorro

    Ooo it is great.. but can’t wait for next week!!!

  46. 46 Rachel

    Like everyone else I’m SO glad that it’s finally moving! Too bad it got going on a Tuesday episode, means we have to wait (almost) a full week before the next ep! :( Thanks for the super quick recap! On the plus side, it’s Wednesday, which means more Romance Town and Best Love awesome-ness is coming our way!

    I love Yoon Eun Hye’s chemistry with almost everyone (except, hilariously, her first love). Can’t wait to see how much Sang Hee will be able to tick off Ki Joon by being close to Ah Jung!

  47. 47 eneria143

    3 hours after shown in korea i downloaded and save the epi.4 on my computer…and now reading the synopsis makes me understand…cant wait for more episodes to come…

  48. 48 doozy

    Thanks for the awesome recap!

    “Dude, seriously? Is Jae-bum just in all places at all times? He’s like a plot-convenient whack-a-mole.”

    ahhhahhhahahah. Your analogy reminds me of that alligator game at Chuck-e-Cheese. Good times…

  49. 49 Moonblossom

    This shoot-and-air kind of practice really should stop. If there is less pressure on writers, more time devoted to shooting, actoring and editing… this could be a stellar show.

    Thanks for the recap JB and GF!! I think I’m going for selective episode-watching for this show – too many dramas this May and June otherwise – and many thanks for relieving my panda eyes.

  50. 50 flovin

    i love this episode

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