Drama Recaps
Lie To Me: Episode 9 Open Thread
by | June 6, 2011 | 277 Comments

The Lie is finally outed, though to no discernable difference as far as Ah-jung’s frenemy-ship with So-ran is concerned. They even seem to be closer for it, which pretty much solidifies the fact that this is a relationship I will never come to understand. Seriously, can we introduce this girl to other girls who are actually, yunno, NICE? And cool? They exist! They do! I swears it!

Basically The Lie gets replaced by The Denial, wherein Ki-joon and Ah-jung both know that they like each other, but refuse to tell the other. Even with a very dramatic and very unnecessary rescue in the woods to throw them together, she rebuffs his attempts to clear up the misunderstandings that are starting to build. (Now he thinks SHE was just “acting,” despite the fact that she was the one who was constantly asking HIM that very question when they were “married.” Gah.) There’s a lot of pride and hurt feelings to stop them, though it seems the biggest obstacle is Ki-joon’s refusal to clean up his past with That Girl.

He FINALLY says something to her — “I like another woman” — (that took you WAY too long to say, dude) and she clues in to something going on between him and Ah-jung. The problem is that Ah-jung herself has no such luck in reading Ki-joon’s mind, and decides to forge ahead and start going on blind dates as suggested by Dad.

Her heart’s not in it, of course, but no worries. Two big heroes to the rescue… only they’re, um… BROTHERS.

What’s that they say about history being doomed to repeat itself?


277 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Dramajunkie

    Yay been waiting thank you!!!

    • 1.1 Lana

      this drama….i feel like ive wqtched it a million times! filled with so many cliches of kdrama. can’t stay away from hyun ki joon though ใ…‹

      • 1.1.1 stefynz

        I totally agree!!!

  2. Evelia

    Aw so now they wont admit they like each other! Thanks for the open thread.

    • 2.1 Kangling

      denial denial denial…. but won’t be long. I can’t wait to say bye bye to that long hair girl.

      • 2.1.1 MJP

        Really? I liked her pictures with the extensions in her hair. I thought she might have a better character representation or expression with longer hair.

        Did you see these pictures? I liked them.


        • MJP

          Opps, sorry, I thought you meant something else. Just ignore my comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 2.1.2 Anvesha

        I don’t think its denial.. its more like they don’t want to confront each other. Ah Jung is scared to get hurt and Ki Joon never gets the chance (or gets too worked up over things).

    • 2.2 ilikehim

      Not exactly. He did straight out tell her he likes her when she ask why he kissed her, not once, but twice.

    • 2.3 Linda165

      I don’t know why people keep saying Ki Joon is in denial when he’s not.

      He knows he likes Ah Jung and said it to her, in her face, out loud. Jinjja!! I saw it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. nuggetz


    • 3.1 nonski

      english softsubs are available at http://www.darksmurfsub.com

      you can check the latest episode from time to time,

    • 3.2 nadoka

      the ep is fully subed in viki

    • 3.3 grizette

      I know right! I don’t really like Yoon Ju. She might as well be with Ki Joon’s brother. What’s his name? Hahaha.

  4. Lizzy

    Finally, something big happen. And the AJ and KJ continue to sizzle …..its HAWT *_^

  5. dmko

    What!! I waited all week for more misunderstanding!!! Yikes!!! I want more hugging, kissing and goofiness from Ki-joon and Ah-jung! Gad!!!

  6. kah-ram

    i miss the recaps

  7. Okie Dokie

    This was a GOOOOD episode in my book. I’m just grateful that KJ finally owned up to his feelings for AJ. I think AJ is still feeling the sting from the whole KJ-YJ episode. It’s nice to see that now he realizes that he likes her, KJ is doing something about it. As for SR’s relationship with AJ, it’s not entirely impossible. It was like they were at rock bottom together so perhaps they were able to mend things. Besides, I like this new SR for sticking it to KJ about his actions towards AJ. That part was definitely a redeeming quality.

  8. flovin

    wuahh…i enjoy this drama soo much

  9. flibbet

    this drama actually started to pick up right when you dropped it, but either way i prefer the weecap. it keeps me from spoiling myself so i enjoy the episode more ^^

  10. 10 vegaspink

    I was so surprised when KJ finally told AJ that he liked her and Iwas doubly surprised when he told YJ he likes someone else. From the preview, I thought that KJ was gona break AJ’s heart some more but no….. I’m happy with this episode..

  11. 11 ishrooroo

    I’m loving SH’s new look! He looks so much more polished. Oh and yeah totally dig AJ’s new look too. It says “screw you and your “acting” boy, ima look fiiiiiiiine for the GOOD GUYS, hmph (but I still wuvvers youuu)”

    • 11.1 itshotintopeka

      I knowwww! Sang Hee’s new haircut fits him so much more; he looks so much more mature now ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 11.1.1 nonski

        and i love him with that do ๐Ÿ™‚ so kewl!

        thanks for this open thread.

        for those needing english softsubs of this drama, you can visit:

      • 11.1.2 Ree

        Really?? In my opinion, he looks A LOT younger. Sometimes like a teenager.

    • 11.2 ilikehim

      Sanghee is so cute with the new hair-do!
      And why it is it seems everyone got a haircut the same exact time? KiJoon, AhJung, Sanghee, AND SoRan? lol

  12. 12 Molly

    Stupid people not being able to say their feelings. History IS going to repeat itself and theyre too stubborn and silly to realise it. Come on people! Forget the pride for a moment! But wait- then we wont have a drama then- would we?

  13. 13 Noelle

    That truly was a wee cap.
    I can’t wait for the subs!

  14. 14 crazedlu

    bleh this show!

  15. 15 Qd

    Im glad I didnt stick to LTM… it is hasnt changed from episode 4…which is the last time I watched… what a shame with such strong lead actors.

    • 15.1 wits

      How do you know it hasn’t changed if you didn’t continue watching?

      • 15.1.1 Celexa

        good point

      • 15.1.2 grizette

        Yeah, right.

    • 15.2 prettypie

      it’s different if you watch it from start to bottom

  16. 16 Hipployta

    I cannot wait for the subs either…and So-Ran and Ae Jung both having their lies fall apart kind of brings them back to the basics. They wouldn’t have been friends to begin with if they didn’t like/love each other.

    Make him suffer Ae Jung! YEH FIGHTING!

  17. 17 pieroot

    The story leaves so much to be desired….this is Mary Stayed out all night, all over again. This time, I’m not even sure I like the characters as much as the ones in Mary. So disappointed!

    • 17.1 diorama

      Agh, I know. Two of my favorite actors in another wreck of a drama. I mean, two brothers falling for the same girl …twice?!

      Fast-forwarding any scene without YEH and KJH…

  18. 18 CreamPuffs

    Wait I don’t get it. Where did the ~love~ come from? Or is this still just physical attraction? I don’t understand the foundation for this relationship.

    • 18.1 Daniela

      think physical attraction, It’s the way I ended up seeing it. That’s why he kissed her twice. Because love love, what she claims to feel (or what I undestand she is feeling) for MY taste, I think it requires a little more than the plot has given to us.

    • 18.2 Verรณnica

      I have been questioning the same, their rapport hasn’t been enough, not even for a kdrama, to turn their relationship into love. There hasn’t been that much exchange between Ah Jung and Ki Joon for me to really buy this love thing. It even seems more believable to me if it were Ah Jung/Sang Hee, cause they have had more quality time for us to see real feelings growing…

    • 18.3 celest1al

      I also do not get it. The chemistry is awesome, but I still don’t but into their relationship.

      • 18.3.1 celest1al


        • Venus

          I agree with ur perspective of this “Romance Development” I find it very superficial, yes their is tons of physical attraction between the OTP but I don’t get the “True Love” feeling….and mind you I was able to do a LTM marathon this weekend cause I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about, and yes the kisses were super HOT and the leads sizzle in their chemistry..but I don’t think there is nothing more going outside the leads, cause the rest of cast are boring and the writing is poor, there were some scenes that left me saying “WHAT?” that ALL”…LTM is a ok drama it started very shaky and with no direction, but I think writer is trying his/her best to finally find the write direction where is this whole story is supposed to go and end up. My 2 cents.. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Yooneunhye kangjihwan

            but if you luk at it they never said they loved each other!
            He said he likes somone and I think they were in the process of falling in love but they are not in love. He LIKES Her
            and lets take a walk through memory lane shall we…
            ok we are here hehehe
            anywae, they have spent so much time together
            They are very different and mayb thts y he likes her.
            remember the ducky boat scene and he saved her and ten they went home and he smiled at her when she was excited about the drycleaning?
            wat abt the time he found out abt her mom he felt somthing remember b4 the KISS??
            wat abt when he kissed her on the chick wen she ws sleeping?
            wat about wen she took care of him wen he ws sick?
            she cookd 4 him and he ate the food like there ws no 2moro.
            and don’t get me tarted on the cola kiss . KISS OF THE DECADE( make tht kiss of de century)
            He actually doesn’t love her he likes her they were in the proces of falling in love bt their relationship ws cut short by a sooo called someone who had really long hair and expects things 2 wait 4 her when she goes away for 3 years or sooo
            Gosh yoon joo JUST… I DONT NO disappear.

          • Verรฒnica

            Yooneunhye Kangjiwan, you have some valid points I agree, specially in the fact that you’re right, he is not *yet* in love with her(though we don’t know if that’ll change in today’s ep!) . ๐Ÿ™‚

            But the way I see it, sure, there has been interaction between them but to me, these kinds of gestures are weak to develop any feeling. I guess I rather see conversations exchange(which is the way Ae Jung and Sang Hee started their friendship), and between Ki Joon and Ae Jung, that’s what’s been lacking. To me that makes it more believable even when I am aware this is just fantasy drama. ^_^

            I don’t know, somehow I think that overall I am already biased against this drama but I keep watching because I started it and I don’t know yet what I may miss if I drop it. But “The Greatest Love” hasn’t disappointed me so far(and I just bring it because for me it is the indirect rival to LTM on my weekly kdrama-watching time), it has kept my interest every second, and my A.D.D. away during every episode, and I want so bad “Lie To Me” to be like that, too…

            But that’s me. I can’t believe I am analyzing Korean rom-coms the same way I used to analyze history books back in college, hahaha…. ^_^

          • Elllen

            You watched LTM just out of curiousity up to episode 9 just so you can write an intelligent proffesional analysis! Amazing! How do you cope watching something you don’t like continously?

            I’d like to see you write a recap & review on a Kdrama you like. Spread the good vibes of something good to make others happy to make their day happy.

            After you’ve done your professional analysis with LTM, I hope you don’t…rather… I suppose you would not be watching what makes you feel like sucking a lemon.

            As for me, I’m watching LTM because its easy to watch. I love the OTP. The best OTP for KJH & YEH. I’m watching for entertainment having. I don’t care about professional critical analysis. Just having fun.

            When I don’t like a drama I just drop it. Why suffer & feel like puking then spill it all over for all to share. Better swallow one’s own puke. Honey with lemon is better than sucking a lemon.

    • 18.4 amazing

      Did you actually watch the drama ??

      • 18.4.1 CreamPuffs

        Yes I have and I was genuinely confused as to why the story was jumping into angst when the leads didn’t seem to have much of a meaningful relationship yet.

  19. 19 Hope

    Dramabeans this open thread of lie to me is just half baked. It seems to me that your just doing this because you are obligated to do so. For those who wanted to see good and full recaps i suggests you go to koalasplayground. They are doing the recaps of LTM because they love it.

    • 19.1 tegami

      My jaw dropped when I read your comment. Seriously, I don’t think calling this open thread “half-baked” added any substantianl contribution to the discussion.

      Even the ‘fan-girl’ type comments are better than what you just said. If you have a problem with the drama, spill it out here. If you LOVE the drama, then by all means rant about it.

      But please, don’t throw around malicious words about javabeans’ efforts to create this Lie to Me open thread. We should all be grateful for her hardwork.

      And just to add on:
      It’s nice to get tips on other websites that cater to dramarecaps but just not at the EXPENSE of javabeans’ drama blog. Please don’t put Dramabeans down just because you don’t like the way LTM is being “recapped”/open-threaded here.

      • 19.1.1 maysie

        I totally agree with you , Tegami.

        Hope, Javabeans and Girlfriday are not doing any of this for obligation but out of the generosity of their time, so a little appreciation may go a long way.

        As a side note, did anyone not think it was borderline hilarious/ridiculous that people were searching the forest in a conga line?? Also, then everyone seemed to have disappeared and KJ was all alone searching and was the one to find AJ, I was thinking “everyone left to go watch Greatest Love”. LMAO.

    • 19.2 Deeliteful

      wow you come to a FREE website that someone has dedicated time to create. And even though she doesn’t enjoy the show as much as other still sits thru it to give some kind of update…to call it half bakes to quite RUDE…if u don’t like it don’t read it.

    • 19.3 bd

      Give me a break.

      They stopped doing recaps b/c “LTM” simply STINKS; the writing is awful, the characters aren’t interesting and the situations are laughable (how many times are characters just happening to bump into each other at the “right” moment?).

      The writer for “LTM” should be banned from doing another drama for giving us this dreck.

      Dramafever finally got “Joseon X-Files” and I’ve been watching that (that also just got “Best Love”); now that’s what I call good writing.

      • 19.3.1 tamtam

        Not to mention the World Hotel is like the Walmart of that town. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t think it stunk like Mary, the characters held up much better. They’re just spreading themselves too thin and had to drop a drama. If it was a slower drama season, they would’ve kept recapping it.

    • 19.4 asianromance

      I guess you weren’t here to see this thread

      they had wanted to drop recapping this (there are too many good dramas out there and they need to sleep), but because javabeans and girlfriday are nice and generous people, they had offered us visitors a place to discuss the drama and the majority said they wanted this open thread. I don’t think jb and gf even planned to include a weecap of the episode, but they did!

      if you find LTM recaps on other blogs more fulfilling and enjoyable, then read them, but please don’t discount other people’s efforts.

      (And I can’t see how an open thread can be half-baked. Isn’t an open thread totally unbaked until commenters come in and fill it up…i don’t know…baked it?..with comments and discussions??)

      • 19.4.1 prettypie

        yeah….if you want to read a not half-baked recap bout LTM go to koalasplayground she’s addicted to LTM like me!

    • 19.5 love 49

      i went over to koala’s blog to read the recap after someone mentioned it here on dramabeans… to be honest i was a bit skeptical at first…since i’ve only ever read recaps here and love jb and gf…but i was very impressed and loved her writing…moreover i think she is a huge fan of jb which is definitely a plus…so please dont diss dramabeans…[nways haters are gonna hate no matter wat we say… we have enough fans here to turn all the negative vibe into positives…]

      • 19.5.1 mm

        i don’t like the way ockoala recaps – because after i read everything i still not really know what’s going on.
        her recap is too long and doesnt capture or highlight things that need to be mention in each epi.

        you can compare her recap with javabeans -ockoala recap really boring to read///

        and i dont think this drama needs recap..
        it’s too boring and i still dont get when did KJ fall for AJ this is k-drama romcom!! it should be all about this! but i just don’t see how and when they fall in love..

        • Kiara

          ๐Ÿ™ I dont follow her blog but Im sure that LTM fans do appreciate her.

          • prettypie

            yeah super like it! lol…..we have different cup of teas it happened that koala and I have the same when it comes to LTM..but javabeans is my first favorite dram,a blogger it’s just that I couldn’t find many articles bout LTM in dramabeans so I ‘m into koalas these days….

        • Zep

          The point is.. everybody has diff point of views. I prefer okcoala’s compared to this one but nonetheless I FULLY appreciate dramabean’s effort.

          And to much of the viewers dismay, I for once actually gave LTM a second chance, and didnt regret a single bit of it. It’s really getting better.

        • Taber

          @ MM Rewatch it again I’m sure you see it this time, it all in the way he looks at her sweetie, it happen like that sometimes

    • 19.6 HanKang4ever

      i suggest you follow your own advice….

      • 19.6.1 Jane

        I miss Han Kang.

        • zgznoona

          Me too. I saw my self scream Kangaaaa the other day.

    • 19.7 MJP

      Dearest Hope:

      It reads to me that you may be running a bit short of “hope”. I am saddened to read that. As sweet Asianromance indicated, the lovely GirlFriday and beautiful JavaBeans had much deliberation before deciding to drop doing recaps on Lie to Me. They were greatly heartened to see their good friend OCKoala was desperately in love with the show and also covering it with recaps.

      Out of great respect and adoration for the readers on Dramabeans, they asked and readers voted to keep an Open Thread just for expressing ourselves. I personally thought this was a very generous offer.

      Also, out of their generosity, you have been able to express your opinion(s) here. It is my “hope” that you are able to regain some “hope” by reviewing another’s perspective on the matter.

      I look forward to commenting with you here on DramaBeans in the future, no matter what you wish to write. I am glad to have been able to read your comment and feel much happiness at being able to respond in a kind and loving manner which I trust you will receive with an open-heart and open-mind.

      ๐Ÿ™‚ *Much Hugs*

      • 19.7.1 Hope

        Dearest MJP,

        By the time that I am writing this, the thread of LTM episode 9 already have 171 comments. We donot even know how many more have visited without commenting compare to that of Miss Ripley episode 3 with 34 comments.

        I had been visiting dramabeans because of their Recaps not because of their thread. What i mean by the word “half baked” was that I was not happy by how they did the weecap. Iam here because I like LTM. I dont like it that when i read the weecaps I sense a hint of sarcasm. One cannot be in between, it’s either you like LTM or not. You don’t have to force yourself to do a weecap just to please your readers.

        I was there and I even voted on the Thread Vote and let me quote “asianromance ”
        “they had wanted to drop recapping this (there are too many good dramas out there and they need to sleep), but because javabeans and girlfriday are nice and generous people, they had offered us visitors a place to discuss the drama and the majority said they wanted this open thread. I donโ€™t think jb and gf even planned to include a weecap of the episode, but they did!”

        Yes they are generous people because they had opened a thread. But let me stress the fact that if they had not opened it, lots of visitors of the site will be missing. The comments at the thread will prove it. Websites or Blogsites thrive because of advertisement. The more traffic or visitors one site gets, more advertisers will likely to advertise, which means more income.

        LTM has lots of followers now. One cannot just dropped it. Threads may not be that appealing thats why they did a weecap with it. If you will observe it, some LTM fans go here to read the weecap they donot even know that there are other sites that offer recaps. Some are even thankful because they had learned about the other sites.

        Blogsites thrive because of us visitors….Its either they serve us a good cake or donot serve it at all if it is “half baked”, it will only leave a bitter after taste.

        They are giving us a favor and Iam thankful for that….but we are also giving them one….

        Just keep the comment coming…GOOD or BAD…it increases the traffic…it helps the site…

        • Bee

          Entitlement, much?
          You know, I wouldn’t be surprised if JB just drops even the wee-caps now because of your entitlement, what you think you “deserve” as someone visiting a private blog page. I know it’s something I would do as a reaction to such posts. 5-year old reaction, perhaps, but Why should I allow people to force me into spending my spare time doing something I don’t really want to do? Would you do such a thing?
          Because, honestly? If you love the show so much, why aren’t you volunteering to do the recaps for LTM, with all the analysing and stuff, then have it posted here on this blog? But that won’t happen, because people like you just love to demand, and never give in return – well, they give complaints if they don’t get what they feel they “deserve” as “loyal visitors”.

        • cheerios


        • Linda165

          I can’t get enough of LTM, but I’m sorry to say I don’t agree with you.

          That sarcasm you talk about is just Girlfriday’s writing style (Javabean’s is more tone down). We all come and read the recaps because we like her snarky comments. And we know they don’t do it with a bad intention, just to have fun.

          So either you enjoy the show or hate the show, just have fun with it.

          • Jomo

            I haven’t read all of responses, but has anyone pointed out that you can comment on a thread without reading the actual article or weecap?

            Without GF’s and JB’s spice added to the recaps, we would be left with Santa, and he, as good a toymaker as he is, is not a very interesting recapper.

          • samgetang

            Oh, Jomo! I suddenly missed Santa…

            it’s almost Christmas….I’m curious how would he have weecapped Lie To Me? Santa and LTM? are they a match made in heaven or what? ๐Ÿ™‚

            those who say ‘aye’ please say ‘santa-lie-to-you-i-did-not’

          • Kiara

            Jomo you are killing me lol.

        • MJP


          I think understand your frustration regarding the situation. Do you feel relief now, at having vented your frustration and clarified the issue with the Dramabeans drop of Lie to Me?

          I guess the big question I have to you and all the others who are saddened or frustrated at the dropping of the recap is this:

          Is it possible for everyone to accept the decision, whether they like it or not, and move on?

          Dwelling on frustrating issues can create poor health in the person who dwells. I sure would be sad if that happened.

          I know there is nothing I can do to change this situation except read and listen to what you are trying to say.

          But please, Hope, accept my HUG as truly being a desire to comfort you. I am totally serious!!!

          I hope we can all move on, past this issue.

    • 19.8 Ace

      Yah! They’re not obligated to do anything! They offered an open thread in place of a recap and at least there’s still a weecap which means JB’s still (enduring?) watching the show. Just rant/rave about the episode not about the blogger.

    • 19.9 Okie Dokie

      This is so rude. They opened this thread as a favor to those of us who want to continue to discuss the drama and the weecaps are a bonus since they said they don’t want to recap anymore. Why bother with such a stupid comment? Like many of us have said over and over again, this is their blog, they can do whatever they want here.

    • 19.10 Bee

      Entitlement, much?

  20. 20 Qd

    OMG!!! Is that GONG YOO on the banner!!!! fainted… sorry I didnt know where to scream this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 20.1 hookedonmonix

      dang, even though I knew better, I still scrolled to the top to see if he was there ๐Ÿ˜›

      • 20.1.1 nadoka

        loooooooooooooool i did the same >.>

        • MEK

          omg i did the same thing…gong yoo oppa…where are you??? please do a drama with YEH

      • 20.1.2 Linda

        AHAHAHAHS i did the exact same thing too and continued to refresh until i saw him

        • Linda

          failing epically at searching for him ๐Ÿ™

    • 20.2 Verรณnica

      THANK YOU for confirming the non-fact that I’m not crazy.I was wondering the same, hahaha…

    • 20.3 MJP

      *Looks around for GirlFriday, doesn’t see her.*

      Gong Yoo… Gong Yoo… Where are Yoo?

      (Another unsucessful attempt to locate Gong Yoo, held captive somewhere in GirlFriday’s beautiful clutches.)

      *Makes a banner that reads: “Free Gong Yoo!!!”*

      • 20.3.1 girlfriday

        But he DON’T WANNA be free! Muahahahahaha

        • Venus

          LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO omo GF came out of Hiding just by mentioning her Gong Yoo….you go GF !!!!!!…..keep him trap in ur lair and sure he is enjoying his time.. LMAOOOO… ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

        • MJP

          *ramen hair flying crazily, eyes glazed in a trance-like state*

          Must free Gong Yoo… Must Free Gong Yoo… Why can’t I find him???

          *defeated, with ramen hair waving, crazy woman seen walking down middle of road mumbling*

          Gong Yoo… Why can’t I find Yoo?

          *authorities called once again to search for crazy ramen haired old lady*

          • Linda165


            MPJ unnie:

            You’re seriously in danger. I fear for your life. GF is a feisty one…


          • MJP


            Just imagine… If I am actually successful in “freeing” Gong Yoo from GirlFriday’s lair?

            Aahhh, the DREAM!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 20.4 ck1Oz

      Well the one I am looking at now has:
      Choi Si Won.Jang Geun Seuk,YEH,Yunho (?) and Lee Min Ho.

      ๐Ÿ™‚ I am happy with that.

  21. 21 J

    Lie To Me has been getting explosive popularity online on Soompi, Baidu, and other international forums since epiode 7-8.

    I can’t believe that Youku and Tudou have gathered more than 40 million views for ep 1-8. That’s HUGE compared to the oher May dramas! LTM is also number one on Mysoju and Viki ^^

    I’m really happy that Lie To Me is getting really popular online and I hope that YEH and KJH won’t be too dissapointed by the ratings. Their chemistry is really explosive ๐Ÿ˜€

    I LOVE this drama no matter what other people say, and it seems that Koala is really excited about this drama too. It’s great to see a writer so enthusiastic when she writes her recap, because it makes it much more interesting to read. (koalasplayground.com)

    Anyways, I must say that Ah Jung and Soo Ran’s newfound friendship is REALLY refreshing!

    On the other hand, I feel like Sang Hee is about to get hurt. Again. Ishh.

    I can’t wait to watch episode 10! Thank you girlfriday for the open thread.

    • 21.1 absothe

      I just read the recap on koalasplayground. If your excited about the drama and can’t wait for the subs(which takes forever) then you should read it. I think she did a great job, thanks for mentioning it.

    • 21.2 P

      romcoms seem to do better.
      I heard it was sold to the philippines and ripley has been sold to Japan.

    • 21.3 Kiara

      Thats a good sign that its popular with international – internet viweres (us free-loaders ). I wish I could say the same for Korean TV viewers ( which I believe is where they get most of their money from). Maybe it’ll reach the double digit (nationwide) at some point. Maybe tomorrow’s eps.

      • 21.3.1 kimC

        My friends and I are crazy about LTM, despite the very slow first four episodes. I guess it comes to personal tastes. I reckon international viewers like us prefer fluffy stuff like LTM, as opposed to, say, Ripley, which we only managed to watch an episode of before tiring of it. We’re just not built for more K-melodrama.

        The ratings are in double digits, albeit only in the elevens. Let’s see how today goes.

        • Kiara

          It’s 11.4 % in Seoul only. I was talking about the nationwide rating that is still at 9.2%. I’m not a LTM fan but I am in- like with Kang Ji Hwan :).
          Honestly, I prefer Ripley mainly because its the type of genre that Im really into. Rom.com is not my cup of tea but if a good one comes along like Best Love I’ll watch it.

    • 21.4 tamtam

      It’s pretty crazy how popular it is overseas. My theory is that it’s because the writing is at the level of Boys Over Flower except for adults. It’s easy to fall in love with, eye candy heaven, but not a whole lot of substance.

      That said, I really like LTM as a side drama while I’m waiting for my primary dramas to air. Sometimes, a good drama doesn’t need to have layers and that much depth. No, I’m not that emotionally invested in the characters, but it’s probably for the better, or I’ll be glue to the screen until the next episode comes out. But LTM still has that UST and comedic undertone that keep me happy and interested.

      Not that I don’t appreciate the recaps at DB, especially when I’m in the mood for intellectual smack downs and drama analysis. But koala’s recaps set just the right tone for LTM and its audience. She just simply enjoy watching it, there’s no, “stop it here, this doesn’t make sense-here’s why” which can be a drag when you’re excited and hooked on a drama and just want to understand.

      So I just want to say, great recommendation on Koala’s recaps, thanks JB for leaving this open for us as a place of resource for LTM.

    • 21.5 Okie Dokie

      I’m also glad to see it’s popularity, if anything for KJH and YEH. I’m not delusional about the quality of the drama, but I still love it to bits. So I’m glad to see it has a good footing in the international realm. Sad to see that the ratings are that great, mainly because YEH generally feels so responsible for it (due to the pressure people put on her) and probably KJH as well. I hope that they realize how much we international fans love them and this drama despite everything!!!!!

    • 21.6 mm

      this is not a new thing.. LTM popularity is quite meh in korea and average popular oversea..and if you said in soompi is popular? ummm.. i dont’ think so.. i remembered the most popular drama oversea versus soso rating in korea is you’re beautiful..
      at that time when the episode aired they will be about 1000-ish ppls online in the thread ,1000- not 300 or 400 ppls that online in LTM thread when it airs.. so, yea..

      i dont think that LTM is that popular oversea to create a fandom versus fail rating.. since the quality of the drama is quite poor.

  22. 22 Daniela

    Park Hoon had little time on screen today. I’m used to see him his reglementary 3 minutes and 5 phrases. Im not pleased.
    The So-Ran thing was a 180ยฐ so it was a little incoherent. But I like it because it was different and I take waht I can.
    The one I like here is Ki-joon, so I was frustated when he wasn’t talking. When he finally talked to the ex-girlfriend I was partialy satisfied. But we know this was unuseful, because the ex-girlfriend will be swimming in denial and she won’t leave.
    They can’t be happy until the last 2 minutes of episode 16 and we are on episode 9 so we need angst: the brothers!
    I hate the way this is taking, but I guess I cant complain because we saw this comming a kilometer away and It’s a drama, this things happend often…hmmm I still hate it.

    I know we forget little details, but when they are close it’s hard to ignore them. How is that Ah-jung didn’t have signal and Ki-joon did? In the same place?

    Thank you for the minirecap!

    • 22.1 Minnetter

      different phone companies?And even with a same plan it could happen, I have lived through it… I lived in the Mount Baldy area in Southern California and for a weird reason MY cell phone never had a signal in the area, but my friend with the same company hardly ever had a problem with her cell phone signal..

    • 22.2 zgznoona

      Actually, I was certain that her relationship with So-ran will turn this way. they finally found some common ground. They needed both to let down their self defense.
      In any case, is there some where a rule that say emotional change = haircut. Half of the main characters went to the salon this week.
      Also, the drama still has tons of wasted potential in terms of story lane. Too bad they have already passed the comedy part (since this is the second have of the drama) and any possible improvement in the story goes towards the melodrama. I hate that. For the preview of ep 10 the long hair girl turn bitchy and mean and will push with the aunt for a wedding.
      Btw, how come every time this drama try one of the many drama cliches they feel like a coke without bubbles.
      I do want to love this drama so much. I love KJH… but though I was excited to watch the episode yesterday I feel they are wasting so much potential.

    • 22.3 Camille

      I was thinking maybe So Ran feels like it’s okay for HER to bully Ah Jung, but she won’t like it if it’s other people. Like she might go defensive in that area already. IDK. This happens in RL sometimes, even though it sounds twisted and weird.

  23. 23 IzOcha

    GF, The wee recaps… I like them. You were right. There is too much, its better to sum up. BTW, the musical interludes make me laugh every time. It’s really the little things, that make me amused watching this drama, but they are not the actual DRAMA, but the vignette changes.
    Cheers, and thanks.

  24. 24 Jjwu

    God, is this all there to it in this episode? I would feel such a waste of time of i were to watch it!!!

  25. 25 Choonie

    Thanks for letting us know on where to find the recap. Can’t wait to read it.

    Thanks for your wee recap DB. It is indeed a wee one. Better than nothing, I guess.

    And yes, it’s been number 1 in mysoju. Well done to the casts & crew.

  26. 26 Lili

    I just Love this drama. It took me 7 epidodes but Now I’m enjoying. Seems like we focuse more on the lead couple and i just Love it. I never thought that This day would Come but now I just liked Soran !!!
    Thanks for the MINIrecaps ( they are shorter than last Week) LOL

  27. 27 grasya

    oh, i’m so disappointed about the brothers thing, hmmp!
    SH should have just continued to go after YJ.
    can’t wait to watch this with subs!

  28. 28 mikee

    Finally, the truth is out and about. Are we goin’ to have sleepless nights again after episode 10, gosh it has been a hell of a week for me, waiting and anticipating. Can’t wait for the Hyun brothers’ tug of war over Ah Jung…

  29. 29 junnie

    I don’t want the brothers to have a face off! I want to stay in moratorium forever TT.TT I know that the youngest brother is going to lose the girl, but . . . still I feel bad for him TT.TT

  30. 30 hookedonmonix

    Quality schmality. Can’t I just watch for the kissing and want-to-be-kissing?

  31. 31 ockoala

    I think the Brothers Hyun should play a game of dibs. Winner gets the shiny new girl toy that both want, and loser gets the Hot Potato from Paris they are currently passing around.

    I bet when they were kids, Ki Joon always gave Sang Hee all the good toys.

    The plot of LTM may be silly, but it’s so addicting and fun just to savor the OTP chemistry.

    I also think Ah Jung needs to change her cell phone service provider to whatever Ki Joon has. Or when they get married they need to get on the family cell plan ASAP.

    • 31.1 Daniela

      “I also think Ah Jung needs to change her cell phone service provider to whatever Ki Joon has. Or when they get married they need to get on the family cell plan ASAP”

      Hahaha, so true.

    • 31.2 jyyjc


    • 31.3 78446

      whoa! celebrity recapper in the OT house, yo!

      LOVE your blog and your recaps. and i mean “celebrity” in the best way possible because any mention of LTM on this blog somehow always has your name attached. it’s pretty awesome so keep up the good work!

    • 31.4 girlfriday

      “I bet when they were kids, Ki Joon always gave Sang Hee all the good toys.”

      Yeah, after he played with ’em first!

      wah, waaaaaah ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 31.4.1 pumpkinattack

        Hahahaha. Nice.

  32. 32 kuckoo

    damn, i see what’s coming next:
    Kijoon and Ah Jung will confess they like each other and then the brother will come b/w them and say “no, you guys are pretending to be married, so don’t get the wrong idea that you two like each other…and so on” and brother will confess to Ah Jung and Kijoon will break up with her for the sake of his brother.. We all see this coming based on the brother’s irritated jealous look, looking at both of them.
    Did Ah Jung cut her hair? The brother obviously cut his hair.!

  33. 33 Ani

    Aiyoooooooo! Really?! Can’t we give Little Brother someone he can actually love and KEEP without having to fight over said girl with Big Bro? Argh. Reminds me a bit of Wish Upon a Star….. Wait! It is Wish Upon a Star, minus the cute kids. *facepalm* X/

    • 33.1 maykha

      How about we give the little brother So Ran? Nobody woldnt expect it….just a little spice…Hahahaha

      • 33.1.1 Ani

        Soran doesn’t deserve Little Bro. Next option please? Someone call in Jessica Alba. So far almost all (maybe ALL?) of the guys I know like her. XD

  34. 34 abby

    It’s a common mistakes that there are two hearts floating in a man’s heart. And it’s very hard to determined the true feelings if the side of the heart is refusing to aknowledge the other side of the heart.Somehow I like the way the story goes and makes my heart beat fast for Ah jung. To Ki joon I’m giving him a chance to confess fully and be a real man.Only then I can accept the reality of this drama.

  35. 35 kuckoo

    Sang Hee (real name Sung Joon) is born in 1990?? Wow, i didnt know he was that young. I saw the special drama White Christmas, and i loved him in there, he was so mysterious. Didnt know they’re the same person. No wonder he looked very familiar and i had that feeling i saw him somewhere.

    • 35.1 jyyjc

      whoa really? That’s like, ages apart from kang jihwan and yoon eunhye.

      • 35.1.1 kukkoo

        yess! i was so surprise, he’s the same age as me, but he’s slightly older. no offence but he look older than his age, but he’s damn hot and tall!! 187cm?? for his age!?

    • 35.2 kdfan

      after he cut his hair, he looked like a high school kid!

  36. 36 asianromance

    I wonder if they had changed writers or PDs. Episode 8 felt like an episode that is trying to change things around and build a foundation for that change. And Episode 9 was actually sort of good! Screentime for the unimportant scenes (and Sang Hee) is cut down and Ki joon and Ah jung seem more natural. I love the new Soran and Ahjung relationship!!

    What I’m really worried about is that the drama will really try to repeat the past with Ki Joon and Sang Hee and that Sang Hee, again, will be all “poor me, I’m in love with my bro’s girl” and will be an obstacle for the Ah Jung and Ki Joon relationship. I’m all for family over love, but if Ki Joon tries to pull a “i’m breaking up with you cuz my brother’s in love with you even though you don’t love him back” stunt on Ah Jung, then I’m going to be like “Ah Jung, dump his ass and then kick both brothers in the nuts!”.

    • 36.1 Carinne

      LOL! Oooooo-ahhhhhh~

      On a lighter note, I love their new haircuts. Even the frenemy straightened her hair. Like AJ’s copycat.

      • 36.1.1 asianromance

        I also love the new hair too! I think part of the reason why I enjoyed this episode was because of the new hairstyles. Even Sang-hee felt less annoying because his new hair makes him look cute rather than greasy.

        Everyone just seems refreshed after being bogged down by bad storytelling. It really feels like the drama is starting again – this time on the right foot.

  37. 37 YBisTOP

    I can’t wait! I’ve been refreshing these drama sites and see no ep 9 at all.

  38. 38 aine

    thanks girlfriday!:) been waiting for this recap since last night.things are starting to look more interesting.love YH.

  39. 39 DranaFeva

    Love LTM, and if you are looking for a complete cap vs. this weecap
    Here is a great website:http://soulsrebel.wordpress.com

  40. 40 adette

    I think I stopped watching around episode 4 cos I got bored, and Romance Town + Lee Min Hot’s drama were more interesting. Idk if I should pick this up again… is it worth it?

    • 40.1 asianromance

      if you pick it up, I think you should pick it up around episode 8 and after.

    • 40.2 tari

      I stopped watching on episode 4. And I picked it up
      on episode 6 since I heard a kiss is on the way, I fast forward everything to the so-called ice-cream kiss. On episode 7, I fast forward everything to..uhmm the end. And on episode 8, I fast forward everything to the cola-kiss. I was having doubt last night whether to watch it or not, but I download it anyway..at 1 am, I wanna see YEH new hairdo..she sure look pretty.

      And I’m doing all this things with my limited internet access. Go figure. The thing I love about this drama is that it teaches me one thing..I’m stubborn as a mule.

      • 40.2.1 HanKang4ever

        lol, I have been doing the same thing…. i have a feeling by the end of this drama my FF button will be worn out… hahahahaha

      • 40.2.2 amazing

        It is funny that you call it WATCH ?? Whatever drama, if you are not interested in, it will be bad. I also doubt you actually watch it subbed and understand the convers. How can someone watch a show without understanding language could enjoy a show is beyond me…

        • tari

          well I’m in love with the OTP, can’t resist them, they’re sizzling ๐Ÿ™‚ And I don’t do streaming because yes I don’t speak korean, so I need to read Softy’s transcap before watching it RAW and I did that and usually when the softsub is out, I download them…don’t tell me..am I the only one who do this routine??? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 40.3 78446

      wait for it to finish airing with subs then watch it, marathon-style at your own leisure. there’s a lesser chance you’ll drop it midway. plus, you get to fast forward to only the good stuff.

      i did this with Mary Stayed Out and actually enjoyed it.

      • 40.3.1 adette

        thats actually a good idea. thanks. i think i’ll do that

    • 40.4 amazing

      Epi 3 and 4 are indeed a bit of boring, the problem is there are not enough screen time for the OTP. But it got better in 5-8. I especially like epi 7 which is cute when AJ and KJ seems to always finding excuse to see each other. One thing is a must that you should watch it with sub.

  41. 41 Verรณnica

    Ughhh, I managed to stick to this ep for the mere reason that my mom was watching it with me and she was asking me all sorts of questions about it(she’s never seen a kdrama, this was her first taste, hopefully I’ll hook her up with “Kim Sam Soom” XD ). It was boring and didn’t have any plot development besides Ki Joon finally “admitting” he likes another girl. But, they knew how to work the end, I can’t deny that I’m curious about tomorrow’s ep. I think my main problem with this drama is that no character has an interesting background, it’s been so hard for me to care for any of them, yet I stick to it for some reason…

    • 41.1 Kiara

      My mom is also watching it because there is not enough sageuks with English subs for her to watch on line. She havent complain yet so I think she’s ok with it. So, my job is to upload the eps and then disappear before she start asking questions lol.

  42. 42 me

    We all know the tha Ki joon and Ah Jung will end up together, it’s just “how”……..but everything is pretty much dejevu from other dramas….still cute to see them together through those scene.

    I really hope that they don’t do the two brother fighting over one girl story line….pls.

  43. 43 Cindy

    I am upset about the twist with Sanghee running after Ah Jung.. Where did that come from? He never showed an interest in here.. their relationship seems to be like that of a bond between a brother and sister. Such an odd twist ugh.. but hey, whatever! Ki Joon’s got the girl! So glad that some inevitable things occurred in this episode instead of dragging out… Ki Joon admitting he likes Ah Jung and spilling it to his former flame! Hot damn. Ok.. can I finally get some cutesy or hot interaction between Ah Jung and Ki Joon.. or perhaps a shower scene of Ki Joon (gosh.. I love Kang Ji Hwan)..
    Ok dwelling on my fantasies too much.. but who else loves Ah Jung’s new hair? It’s adorable!

    • 43.1 jyyjc

      Yes I feel the same about Sanghee, I would understand if I saw some hints of his feelings growing for her in previous episodes but…none of it was there? And it’s not even because of the actor who plays Sanghee, the writer never gave sanghee any chance in the story to atleast express a little hint of feelings towards ahjung.

  44. 44 mel

    GF–thanks for the weecaps….am enjoying LTM..

  45. 45 Shelly

    Although this drama is incredibly cliche and has a lot of contrived moments, it just works for me. I thought this episode was awesome in development of the plot. I actually really want Sang Hee to get the girl this time… They have a cute friend relationship and I always feel like friends turning into boyfriend and girlfriend work the best. Ahhh the chemistry between the love triangle actors is just so wonderful I’m going to have a difficult time choosing who to root for ):

    • 45.1 nonski

      hehehe same here, i’m actually rooting for my dear Sang Hee tho i know in the end, he will never get the girl.

    • 45.2 binzer

      Oh my goodness!! There are other Sang Hee shippers out there?? I’m so relieved! My heart broke for him at the end of the episode, and I thought there was something wrong with me.

      I’m not a huge KJW fan and every time Sang Hee is on screen I get all giddy, so I suppose it was inevitable, but I thought I had convinced myself that I just wanted him and AJ to stay as adorable friends. Then I noticed that I couldn’t even stay sitting I was so desperately rooting for SH at the end of this episode…and I think that’s a pretty clear indicator that I’m shipping him.

      The OTP fans for this show seem to be an extra crazy and ravenous bunch, so it’s a bit scary having second lead syndrome. Team Sang Hee….hwaiting!

      I TRY to stick to happy dramas, but then I always fall for the wrong guy and it ends up being more heartbreaking than a melodrama. At least Ah Jung is pretty unlikable at times…maybe SH will find someone better ๐Ÿ˜›

  46. 46 salina

    Kang Ji Hwan – WHY did you have to be in this drama?
    cuz now i have to sit through this boring show just to get my fix.

  47. 47 cat

    so glad you’re still doing these open threads thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

  48. 48 ck1Oz

    Thank you for the wee cap.I can stare at AJ/KH all day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Viki subs are at 100% yippee…so I would say that subs will be done once it’s edited etc etc later in the day.

    However….pain so good.I am happy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great episode!!!

  49. 49 abby

    come back to us at the lie to me side , you know you want to dramabeans. dont worry, i still love you no matter what you recap. come back to us dramabeans………come back to us……….

  50. 50 Carinne

    So glad the lie is out in the open, except I doubt auntie got the memo. Good thing ep.09 offered twists and surfacing of true feelings ‘cos I really wouldn’t want it to drag any longer. So what, 7 eps to go? What else can go wrong?

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