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Baby-Faced Beauty extended

Baby-Faced Beauty has been performing well in its Monday-Tuesday hour, and now KBS has granted it a 2-episode extension, taking its episode total from a planned 18 to 20.

The Monday-Tuesday timeslot has been relatively close between the three shows, with Miss Ripley settling into second place and Lie To Me in third place, but Baby-Faced Beauty’s lead has been solid enough to merit the added episodes. (For the most recent episode, Baby held the lead with 15.5%, Ripley had a 13.7%, and Lie To Me a 10.1%.)

An executive at KBS stated, “The response to the drama is good, and there are places where the story can be woven together solidly, so we decided to extend it by two episodes. At the start, we’d planned for 18 but left the door open to bring it up to 20 if the reaction was good, so there won’t be any excessive dragging of the story.”

The drama aired its Episode 12 this week, which gives it plenty of time to work in the extension, and I have hopes that this won’t wreck the pacing of the show. Baby-Faced Beauty has done a good job of mixing episodic conflicts to balance out the bigger arcs, so I could easily see it going an extra week.

I’ve been faithfully watching the show (despite not having time to continue the recaps past Episodes 1-4), and have been enjoying it a lot. Especially as Daniel Choi’s character goes from immature man-child to smitten, helpful, and adoring hero. I LOVE when the guy goes out of his way to help the girl but doesn’t take credit for it, because he’s motivated by his care for her, not necessarily the need to announce his good deeds. AGH, he’s so cute, it hurts a little to see him hurt, though we can see that Jang Nara has been held back by her guilt over lying to him.

(Plus, there’s the adorable food motif of the jokbal (pig’s feet) — it comes in a close third after Dokko Jin’s potatoes and Mi-ho’s cow fixation — since Daniel Choi’s family owns a huge franchise that has made them wealthy. But he’s both embarrassed by it (jokbal is a humble food, at odds with his fashion job) and determined to declare financial independence from his parents, so he keeps it a secret, supposing that people would laugh at him for it. And then Jang Nara goes and declares her love of jokbal, telling him that her dream as a child was to marry a jokbal restaurant man. His reaction = the cutest thing ever.)

On top of that, we have the president played by Ryu Jin (whose former coolness now seems more like shy awkwardness), who’s just as adorable in his growing affection for our heroine. Kim Min-seo is treading familiar manipulative-second-lead waters, but I appreciate that her character seemed to at least try to be reasonable early on, before her jealousy got the better of her. Or maybe I have residual affection for her after being Cho-sun in Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the ill-fated ex in Bad Guy.

In any case, Baby-Faced Beauty is my heart-warming feel-good hour on Mondays and Tuesdays (Miss Ripley is interesting to contemplate from a cerebral point of view, while Lie To Me is equal parts cute and frustrating), so yay extension.

So: The finale will air on July 5, which means that its follow-up drama, Myung-wol the Spy, will be premiering on July 11 instead of the previously announced July 4.

A few extra stills, just ’cause:

Via Yonhap News

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I was totally expecting this.
Very good move to make :')

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That's great, I know it would be extended since the rating shows improvement but still I am so happy to hear that officially!!!YYYYYaaaaayyyy!!!!!!

But I got confused, isn't it supposed to be 16 to 20? because I read it somewhere that it's only 16 episode...but whatever! it goes 20 episodes!!!!yaayyyy!!!!

I never thought this drama would going strong, I watch in Happy Together with these casts, Ryu Jin sounds pessimistic when Yo Jae Sook asked about his scene with JN (when So young went half naked in the lift), he said "well since no body is going to watch this....." JN was just laughing weakly, and Daniel was just bent his head down...

But now I'm just so happy, this drama is my guilty pleasure, the -you are my world- face of Jin Wook, and the -pull yourself together kid- look of So Young always crack a smile of me. Even sometimes it gives me a little cringe...

But now they extended it!!!!! and the fun.....I can't wait to see these two quarreled yet miss each other...

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I thought Ryu Jin was refering to his role as Han Do Hoon in Call of the Country. He plays a very funny art gallery director there and is hillarious!!!

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Yes, me too fell in love with BFB, JN, is one of my favourite actress.

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great, I know it would be extended since the rating shows improvement
but still I am so happy to hear that officially!!!YYYYYaaaaayyyy!!!!!!

But I got confused, isn't it supposed to be 16 to 20? because I read it
somewhere that it's only 16 episode...but whatever! it got 20
episodes!!!!yaayyyy!!!!

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same here... it has been a good ride, thought I'm going to drop it halfway but it has been entertaining :)

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I am sooo glad it's doing well! It deserves it! It is such a realistic, warm and well-executed drama!! I;m excite that it will not be ending so soon!

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Yay!! I love this show bits! More Choi Jin Wook love all around :)

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Yay! I'm loving that Spy gets more pre-broadcast production time. 1 week can make a lot of difference! To see how it'd match up to the oh so awesome City Hunter! Which is also an action rom com.

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Yay! So happy to hear that.
I'd really like to see more of Daniel Choi. He's got my attention in Baby face...so this is good news.
I like the OTP of Daniel Choi & Nara.

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This show is enjoyable and the more I watch it, the more I like especially the dynamics with the main stars. The 2 episodes are needed (hopefully does not go beyond) because they have yet to cover the president's pursuit of Seo Young. After watching the 4 i.e. Baby Face, Lie 2 me, Best Love & Romance Town. I'm dropping Romance Town the other 3 are keepers.

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omg, it is so cute seeing the cast together behind the scenes especially as someone of them dont get along in the show. ^.^

I thought i was gonna drop this drama after the first few episodes but i keep coming back for more! Soeaking of lie to me, it has only got 4 more episodes any ideas on the drama replacing it?

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Lie To Me is followed by a fusion sageuk, Warrior Baek Dong-soo: http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/06/much-cooler-stills-from-warrior-baek-dong-soo/

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There has been a lot of press stories on the 'bad' girls as everyone was hating them, that is little sister and the second female lead, but saying behind the scenes both got on very well with Jang Nara and have been forming sister bonds that Kim Min-seo says she hopes lasts longer than just the length of the drama. That both ladies are 'hated' simply show they do their roles well.
It also seems the cast gets together for impromptu music time to get rid of stress forming something of band

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no. time. to. watch.

i plan on marathoning this in the fall...or whenever the drama selection isn't as good as it currently is...and will be in JULY!!! (more drama madness, even less sleep?!!!)

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I hope it will be for the good. So far I love the show. Daniel Choi is just perfect :-)
And the second lead Yoon-seo has at least more dimensions than just 1. Nice. :-)

Hope you will find time one day to recap the rest of the episodes.

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YAY!!!
love this drama..
my fav mon-tue drama now..^_^

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Jokbal for the win!

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Great news. More marathons for me :)

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I am so happy it’s doing well! First I watched this because of Daniel Choi, and now I'm hooked to the hole drama!

But in what ep Jang Nara declares her love of jokbal, telling him that her dream as a child was to marry a jokbal restaurant man?? I want to see that, I think I've missed that one or maybe I haven't watched that ep yet. Too many dramas to watch these days:D

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Episode 5, around 17 mins in:

So-young: "If you hate jokbal so much, how do you know so much about it?"
Jin-wook: "Huh? Um, well, uh, I'm just saying that's what it seems like."
So-young: "How can you hate something so delicious?"
Jin-wook: "But don't girls...hate coming to places like this? Say your boyfriend had a jokbal restaurant -- could you tell your mother that proudly?"
So-young: "What's wrong with a jokbal restaurant? When I was a kid, my dream was to marry a jokbal restaurant man."
Jin-wook: "...really?"

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LOL. Thanks JB :)

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Lol that was so funny i loved it hehe. this is my first pick for monday dramas then it's miss ripley. i gave up on lie to me.

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Thanks javabeans! I haven't watched the series yet, but that snippet sounds so cute!

"How can you hate something so delicious?”" ---> I agree!

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Ironically enough that's the episode I last watched. lol. I'm lagging behind but will soon catch up and I must say that I'm totally into this one.

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That explains why I couldn't remember her saying she wanted to marry a man who owns a jokbal resty, because I had to skip a few episodes due to bad eng subs (which isn't a problem anymore thanks to DS). But the subs from DS is really good, so Imma go hunt it down now. And YAY for extensions. I'm loving Jang Nara and cutey Daniel CHoi. Although, I want the little girl to be happy too. Her Dad is turning out to be a cutey too. I never thought he was hot, but that's because I can't remember anything he was in. Can't wait for next week to come. YAY!

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thanks so much Ani for your appreciation of our works at DS... Darksmurfsub.com

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thanks jb

I was aware of the conversation about her wanting to marry a jokbal owner but people change too as their aspiration change so she too

may never thought of marrying a divorcee with a kid after all she is 35 years old now and her biological clock is also running out !,

the screenwriter did not make the president a rival to jin wook to pursue his intention so I do't think president will get the girl as much as I wish for it to happen.

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am just starting to watch this drama , trying to kill the time of ever waiting for my addiction BEST LOVE , I hope its worthwatching , I liked its plot more than other remaining dramas , the leads are just adorable, but I hope Daniel Choi character turns more mature .I will keep watching........

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Really lost track which ep of which drama I watch these days, but aww.....Choi Daniel my man, that pig's feet had me laughed too. Thanks JB.

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Eeek! CHOSUN you say? Now I've got to go back and watch this. (dropped after ep.1)

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yay!

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the cast was sooooo funny on Happy Together!

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where cud i possibly watch the subbed episode online?

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It's streaming in all the usual places -- dramacrazy, mysoju, etc.

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thx!! :D

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i forgot to ask the imp. question....what's the episode no.? duhhhh

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It's episode 194 and you can find it subbed here:
http://www.kshownow.net/2011/05/happy-together-episode-194-english-subs.html

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check their facebook, just type Baby faced beauty Facebook, they provide raw and eng subbed episodes...

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Heck yes. I especially love how Daniel Choi explained the circumstances behind his name (and finally answered my questions of whether it was his real name, or just a stage name). Man he's so cute and funny. I want me aq Daniel Choi please. XD

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I think I'm the only person who just didn't like the first ten episodes of BFB. >.< Really, if it weren't for Daniel Choi, I would have dropped this sucker around the third or fourth episode---his character was just too endearing for me to let go of him. However, post-episode 10 BFB I'm really digging! I was worried that the ending would be a bit of a rushed job, so I'm definitely on board with this extension.

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That's funny, I had completely the opposite. Liked the first 10 episodes, then didn't get why she had to confess so publicly and the last 2 episodes seemed a bit dragging, I take it as a preparation for a new drama-tension when the old lie is over.

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Jang Nara just popped her head out of nowhere in that pic. Was she under a table? LOL cute.

The three guys jamming out... I declare BROMANCE.

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YEAH!!! i love this drama, so happy its got extended :D

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How come Best Love didn't get an extension? o_o

Are ratings the only requirement?

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rating = advertising = more money for the tv company so yes to your question

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So happy to read this. It's such a great show, warm and indulging--a drama that makes me feel really good. I especially love Jin Wook. He's just too adorable for words. He's as endearing as Pil Joo and twice as bright in personality; I want a guy like him. D:

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Daniel Choi is sooo cute in this!

but there were times when i felt the plot keep going into circle around the lie that it bored and annoyed me. so i stop watching. i picked up last week until EP10, and you dont know how relief i was with the ending! i couldnt wait to watch Ep11 after that. but alas, i totally forgot with City Hunter occupying my mind again.

its 3 AM now, i guess i'll check it out tomorrow!

btw, Daniel Choi's character confession in the rain is one of the sweetest scenes ever! his love for her is really heartwarming and selfless.

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and his face showing to So young about how a couple usually enjoy ice - cream.....hahahahhahaha I want a boy toy like him!!!!

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I love when So Young was crying on the stairs thinking that Jin Wook had left only to look up and see him. And than He was like "don't cry" and he waddle over to hug her. He is so cute!

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I know! I already loved Daniel Choi but after that...sigh..

The thing about his character is that his personality is like a second lead, except he'll eventually get the girl. I love Cha Seung Won, but Daniel Choi's character in BFB takes the cake. No girl can resist such an earnest, adorable guy.

On a side note, I really really hate Jang Nara's hair. She's very slim, so that unflattering bob makes her look like a bobblehead doll. :/

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Lemon, that's a precious insight!

Yes, Choi Jin Wook seemed like a second lead and the President the main man....which makes for a really compelling drama. The sense of uncertainty adds to the anticipation.

Jin Wook is dorky, earnest, nice, and always eager to please and yet his relationship with Lee So Young is marked with honesty and something you'd always want to have in the man you want to grow old with...except that he is too young for you!

While the President is the Mr Darcy-type, cool, calm, collected, just the right age for our LSY and yet becomes a puddle of high-school boy awkwardness when faced with his new-found attraction/admiration for her. It does not help that his daughter is so taken with LSY and they create such a cute family portrait among the three of them. And of course, you want the poor girl saved from having an evil stepmom in Kim Min Seo's character, arghhh!

You will be really torn so bad between the two guys vying for LSY's attention.

In episode 12 though it looks like her attention is getting fixed towards the direction of the secret prince of pig's feet (jokbal) kingdom. But with 8 more episodes to go a lot can still happen.

Which keeps me hoping for more fascinating competition to be provided by the President (Ryu Jin). Maybe it will be instrumental in pushing Jin Wook to accept his responsibilities in his family's pig's feet business. Knowing that LSY really love jokbal as JB shared above, Im sure both Jin Wook and So Young will have to come to terms with their own dreams/aspirations and duties/responsibilities in their families. Will they end up together? I really dont know...

BFB rocks!

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That made me tear up...

It was supposed to be Jang Nara feeling down but I think Daniel Choi looks more pitiful in that scene. How he feels hurt when his loved one is hurt... awww

On another note, I hope thjey start to give more air time on the Daniel Choi family story and their pig's feet business.

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oh, july looks like it can be a crazy drama month for me if Myung Wol the Spy & Baek Dong Soo turn out good. and City Hunter is not even done yet at that time. thankfully, they're mon-tues drama. i just hope my City Hunter is still awesome at that time. this one is so promising it can be one of the best i want to treasure for life.

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i dropped it after ep3. Despite Daniel Choi, i just found Jang Nara's character too annoying to continue. does it get any better? should i try to keep with it?

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Personally, I think the first few episodes are really scattered and directionless, but fortunately, the drama does pick up. Jang Nara and Daniel Choi's characters both become more likeable. Though not brilliant, Baby face beauty is an entertaining watch.

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YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! u go BFB !!! I totally love this news...I have been following BFB since ep 1 and I totally got hook on it for my Monday and Tuesday drama slot...the story got really something for everyone and Daniel just the cutest thing ever, specially when he throws his tantrums total big kid..... :D and the president well he is HOT...

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I get afraid when I read "extension" or "sequel" because I fear that the writers will become nuts and will make bad decisions. But, its only two episodes, so
YAAAAAAYYYY!! I.LOVE.THIS.DRAMA.VERY.VERY.MUCH
Watching Baby Faced Beauty brings a big smile to my face.
"Baby-Faced Beauty is my heart-warming feel-good hour on Mondays and Tuesdays" Hehe I have to borrow your words.
Daniel Choi is pure love. The boss is not so far behind him.
I love MANY things about this drama and it's characters but maybe in another comment.

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YESSIRR!! i say yayyy to seeing more of DC *blush* and, 15% for the latest epi....awesome!! does that mean there may be a possible progression of DC from playing cute co-worker to cold-exterior-fuzzy-interior-chaebol role in the future?! You know you've made it in K-drama world when you're playing the (initally) cold bastardo chaebol role. heh

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I honestly don't recall Kim Min Seo being in bad guy. But then again, Bad Guy had so many lead characters that it isn't hard to over look smaller characters.

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Maybe, I will start watching this again since it got enough viewership to get extended.

I like Jang Nara but the first 2-3 episodes were series of 'oh, she's poor and her family is totally messed up and being poor, she has to take unbelievable lies and punishments from others for no reason.'

The supporting characters were tiring me out. The awkward but interested prez, the mean staff members, un-understanding mom and selfish sister. Can't she move out and also get a different job? I was feeling frustrated with everyone! I couldn't like the male lead because he wasn't really helping and was whiny all the time. Too bad because I liked him in the Cyrano movie.

Does it get much better later?

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The first 4 episodes were set up and warm up. Kinda of kicking it old school drama style. After 5, it picks up speed and keeps a nice even clip. The romantic scenes are not so much sexy as really cute and sweet, though not Hong Sister's fluffy fare. It really does manage to pull through--you just have to give it a chance to do so. Plus I like the twists they out on the second female lead--usually they are two-toned, but recent episodes have proven that she's not just two-toned. So give it a chance.

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agreed it all set up, why the mother is like that is latter explained, while So Young getting dumped on often was simply how the younger or last hired person do really get treated often in Korea, that is why is struck a response from viewers in korea, they can relate to what she had to go through, made more dramatic as she was really 34, so even more hurtful pride wise.
As for leaving home, have you watched no Korean drama before? How can she leave home when she the only one that was bringing in any regular income? The family depended on her.

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since when did 15% meant doing well lol those stations are so desparte the ratings were simply awful this year they are losing money

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I had this drama on the 4thplace (after Greatest Love, Romance Town and Lie to me) but it turn out to be the one i enjoy the most. Well maybe after Best Love but way more then the others.
Too bad no recaps for it- but what to do- that "Time to invoke 4th-dimension access: Bend the space-time continuum." cant always work ;)
http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/04/baby-faced-beautys-super-cute-trailer/

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I didn't know who Daniel Choi was before BFB, but he's certainly shown his acting chops in the last couple episodes. I think he does a great (and heartbreaking) job of showing his conflicted emotions during the "bench conversation" after he finds out the truth about Jang Nara's age.

This isn't the most addictive show, but it's been very consistently strong and I'm happy to see it get an extension. Both the male leads are just enough different from the normal kdrama stereotypes to make them feel new and interesting (but still adorable!).

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Nice!~ I can deal with two more episodes.

I've actually gone out of my way to look at behind the scenes images for this show because they always seem adorable and funny. There's one with Ryu Jin casually sitting with the Jessica doll on his shoulder. I am so jealous of that doll...

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Yay! This is probably my favorite Monday-Tuesday drama (Lie to Me is addicting in that bubble gum kind of way, but let's be honest, I'm watching it to see YEH and KJH be adorable and suck face) in terms of how much I enjoy the main characters. The OTP is adoooorable (Jokbal! Go Stop! Mountain climbing adventures!), the President and his daughter are also adorable, and even the ~dastardly~ second lead female is at times shockingly capable, reasonable, and fair, and doesn't seem remotely comfortable with her one dimensional mother's evil plots. Plus she's not trying to break up the main couple, so I have less reasons to dislike her. I'm glad they planned it out so there wouldn't be a drag with the extension, I hope it works out. :)

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I haven't watched this yet, but will definitely marathon this once all the episodes are in.

I am very happy to hear that it is doing quite well among the Mon-Tues dramas for Jang Nara's sake. She holds a special place in my heart because her Bright Girl introduced me to the wonderful world of KDramas.

COngratulations Jang Nara!

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me too! bright girl was my 1st ever kdrama, and i got hooked since then.

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Im actually really liking it....i think i was disappointed with ep 6 or 7 and was on the verge of dropping it but then it picked up and im totally invested for the ride...

...i just so wish they would cute her hair or do something!!....seriously i think its even more unflattering that kim so yeon's pony tail in Dr champ...and thats saying a lot

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* cut not cute sorry

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cute & touching story

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Indeed, Baby-face is a light watch cuz it still can't over throw the addiction i have for the crazy-plotted Lie to Me. KJH and YEH's chemistry just 'magnetizes' me.

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Ohhh, I hope they do keep the story from dragging and instead flesh things out properly and interestingly, like that executive said they would... I am head over heels in love with this show, and am coming to think Daniel Choi is kind of the greatest thing ever. His character's development is such good t.v.

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Hmm, I'm not sure what it is about this drama, but no matter how many chances I give it, it always feels flat. I always read the positive comments about it and say "I'll give it another chance," but I guess it's not my cup of tea.

The main couple's chemistry screams "just friends" to me, even when they're getting into the romance. And Jang Nara's character bores me to death. She's a frustrating character to cheer for because she comes off as spineless and, sadly, not that talented. The whole boss being interested in her thing feels incredibly forced, too.

This show reminds me a lot of a Taiwanese show that came out a few years ago. Can't recall the name, but it involved a younger girl instead of an older woman. She was a fashion designer and there was a similar office dynamic.

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thank you for sharing this great great news. i'm in love with this drama. i havent watch korean drama since a long time. yet this drama has got my attention. thanks to cute jang naRa n daniel choi. Love it. thank jb

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I started watching this, and thought here we go again, down trodden femalel, life sucking family, etc., etc. Stuck with it and ever so nicely surprised. She has gritt, has a dream, is working her best through all the odds, and will make it (ok, have learned to type with crossed fingers!). What would really be nice is to see Nara and Daniel's characters over come the age difference and have a nice & believeable romantic conclusion to this. Also a conclusion that does not take place in the last 3 - 5 minutes of the last episode. Please . . . . .

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Love this! And Choi Daniel has just be MINED!

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I sort of stopped watching this show when the show dragging out how pitiful Jang Nara's character, but I'm persuaded by a close friend, a person commenting on last LTM thread and this thread to start watching it again =)

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not that i dislike choi in the drama,in fact i find him likable, but i dont want jang nara to end up with him due to the wide age gap.i prefer ryu jin for her.he is 2 yr.her senior which per our culture, acceptable.unless she is prepared to be her noona for the rest of her life .well, that is just my opinion.if thats what the writer wanted, who am i to refute.as i said, it would be more entertaining if ryu jin will be the bf here.anyway, she is being liked by his daughter so there wouldn't be any problem in relationships.

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