Drama Recaps
Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 2
by | July 12, 2011 | 116 Comments

This show is friggin’ hilarious. I love the sense of humor of it – it’s like a farce, but played straight, like a dark comedy. The North Korean stuff feels like Dr. Strangelove which is right on the money, and the setup is perfectly ridiculous, but totally engaging. It’s like half-war-comedy, half-screwball-romance, which is refreshingly different, and also just incredibly funny.

[Watch the episode at DramaFever]

 
EPISODE 2 RECAP

Myung-wol stirs awake… to find a Hallyu star under the covers. So…what do I have to do to substitute “girlfriday” in that sentence?

Kang-woo covers her mouth before she can scream, and she calms down once she gets her bearings. Once the coast is clear, he thanks her for jumping in there and saving his life. “If you thought that I’d be so grateful for you saving my life that I’d answer your every wish… dream on.” HA.

He tells her that he doesn’t like being beholden to people in that way, and tells her that he’s paying all the hospital bills, and making sure that she has the best herbal medicine, so that she’ll leave here in better shape than when she came in.

He adds, “I’ll remember your face in my mind, and I’ll be grateful until I die. Don’t expect any more than that. That’s the best I can do.” Pffft. What an ass. The hilarious thing is, he thinks her to be a hardcore fan (and also a high school student), so he’s in no way hiding his megastar ego, but to her he’s just an ungrateful ass.

Meanwhile, Hee-bok is busy trying to gain access into Myung-wol’s hospital room without being detected, and hilariously enough, he decides that hanging off the roof and cutting a hole in the glass window is easier than walking in the door. HA.

Myung-wol catches him in the act, but he just shushes her and continues to struggle with his glass cutter, barely squeezing through the hole he’s cut. She watches him warily until he makes it inside, and then greets her by name, and then as “comrade.” Ah, so you ARE a sleeper agent!

He tells her that he’s decoded a message from the North that she’s gone rogue after Kang-woo for reasons unknown, and asks if she wants to send a report. Otherwise, it’s death for her. Thinking on her feet, she tells him that as a member of the Hallyu Crackdown squad, she’s realized that the youth are being poisoned by the effects of the Hallyu Wave. So she’s here to eliminate the source of it… Kang-woo.

Pwahahahahaha! She’s going to eliminate Kang-woo to kill Hallyu? Hahaha. I freakin’ love this. She’s basically just trying to save her own hide, but it’s brilliant way to trap her in a wayward mission. She immediately regrets speaking before thinking, and wonders what she’s going to do now.

She attempts to escape out the window, but the guards that Kang-woo’s agency has posted catch her before she can make it. The agent wonders if she’s got some psychological damage, and Kang-woo thinks it’d be weird if there wasn’t something wrong with her head.

Hee-bok returns and sends his reply message to be broadcast by radio… except the DJ makes a last-minute change to his monologue. Thus, decoded, “Eliminate” becomes “Photograph,” so Myung-wol’s superiors get the message that she has infiltrated the set to… take pictures of Kang-woo. HEE.

It’s the perfect reversal of that message, because now the Hallyu Crackdown agent… has become a fangirl! They track her recent history to find out where it all went wrong, and then discover that she went to Singapore on a secret mission, only what they have evidence of is her attending a Kang-woo concert.

So now there’s “evidence” to prove her betrayal, and she is thus ordered to be eliminated… by the general who sent her to Singapore in the first place. Ryu is the one ordered to kill her, and he runs after the general to call him out on his hypocrisy.

He’s the one who sent them to Singapore because of his Hallyu-crazed daughter, but the general tells him that if Myung-wol dies, the secret dies with her. So in order to cover up his mistake, Ryu is ordered to kill Myung-wol.

Hee-bok shows up at the hospital in order to warn Myung-wol, and he brings his partner Dae-kang in to distract her guards by posing as a crazy person. Dae-kang does a convincing job, but Hee-bok orders him to drool anyway, for realism. I have a feeling this duo is going to be my favorite part of this drama.

With Dae-kang distracting the guards, Hee-bok tells Myung-wol about the mixed-up message, and tells her that they’re sure to send someone to eliminate her. He hands her Kang-woo’s current location and runs off.

Meanwhile Kang-woo meets with In-ah’s father, Chairman Joo (Lee Deok-hwa), and it comes out that he’s been Kang-woo’s financial backer for five years. Iiiiiinteresting. Even more so if his money isn’t all on the up and up.

He asks Kang-woo about the book he purchased at auction in Singapore, and Kang-woo dismisses it as nothing of value. Can’t wait to find out more about that book. Unless Rambaldi wrote it. Then I’m out.

Myung-wol makes her escape from the hospital, and watches one of Kang-woo’s movies in a dvd-bang as she re-bandages herself, like she’s studying her target, straight out of a serial killer movie. Heh. She discovers that her old bandages have a tracker, which could only have been placed by Hee-bok. Hm, who to trust, who to trust…

She decides that all she has to do is steal that book from Kang-woo and return home, and all this is over. She breaks into his house while he’s out and searches high and low, but no ancient book.

Problem is, he comes home and she’s trapped upstairs in his bedroom. So she sneaks out to his balcony, only so does he. Once outside, he hears something weird…

And turns around to discover a pair of hands hanging on for dear life on the edge of the building. He peers over and there’s Myung-wol, dangling by one hand. He catches her just before she falls, and pulls her up, while she faints.

She wakes up in his bed, realizing what’s happened. Oh man, now she’s totally the crazy fan girl—there’s no backing out of it now. No arguing or backpedaling is going to make him believe otherwise.

He launches straight into how he knows that she loves him and all that, but does she really think he’d choose a common high school student? But then he does pause… “Are you perhaps a chaebol?” HAHAHAHA.

Oh my god, how much do I love that he’s money-hungry enough to consider marrying the crazy fangirl if she comes from money? But she says no, and so he determines that she has no money, and her face…he turns to look… “is not my style.”

She wonders to herself if she ought to just kill him on the spot. Heh. I love that the cost of insulting her vanity could be his life.

He tells her to stop worrying her parents and to go home, and then starts to get angry when she doesn’t budge. She needs a cover, so she decides to go with: crazy.

She begins with a bout of fake amnesia, leading to head trauma, going into full-on crazy mode, making him doubt her, then worry, then get scared that she really is crazy. He wonders if she jumped to save him because she’s crazy, or if saving him made her crazy. There’s just enough doubt to make him feel responsible.

But while he’s got his back turned, she disappears.

In Pyongyang, the general ignores Ryu’s concerns over executing a comrade to cover up his own mistake, and he threatens Ryu with the same fate if he doesn’t carry out his orders. That is, until Hee-bok succeeds in getting the correct message out over the airwaves, that her intention is to kill Kang-woo.

Back to the war room, where the other generals ask for the real story on Myung-wol’s rogue mission, worrying that this could rattle the entire Hallyu Crackdown Division if he’s lost control of his own assets.

So her commanding officer quickly changes his story on the spot—that he sent her there on a black ops mission to bring Kang-woo over to their side (specifically, to have him voluntarily cross over to the North of his own free will).

They ask what the message was about killing him, and the general clarifies that it’s a mistake, and that it’s been determined that an actor of Kang-woo’s caliber is sorely lacking in the North, so he devised a plan to turn him. Omg, I’m dying. Generals in a war room, discussing how to get a Hallyu star to be in their movies. Pffft.

Phase one was to get close to him. They ask what phase two is. He starts in on the doublespeak about adding Ryu to the plan to accomplish the objective. They ask what the objective is. He darts back and forth… “It’s top secret.” Heh. The war room scenes are cracking me up.

Kang-woo wonders about why the strange worrisome crazy girl keeps disappearing on him.

At the same time, Hee-bok tracks his tracker…only it’s not so much attached to Myung-wol anymore. He really doesn’t want to report that he’s lost her, scared that he’ll be next on the chopping block.

Meanwhile Ryu flies to Singapore first, to witness the sale of one of the ancient books. Chairman Joo buys it on the black market for a briefcase full of cash and then asks for it to be authenticated.

Ryu steps out from the seller’s side, and Chairman Joo recognizes him as the helpful man from the last time he was buying a so-called antique vase, only Ryu stepped in to warn him that it was a fake.

So he asks for his help again this time. Ryu tells him that he’s been had. Guns go up, and Ryu swiftly de-arms his assailant and holds the gun to the seller’s head. Now he’s perfectly ingratiated himself to Chairman Joo, not only with the sale, but with his life.

Myung-wol walks through the city and finds that Kang-woo’s face follows her wherever she goes. His face is plastered on the bus stop, the bus, two highrises above her, and even the nightclub business card on the ground at her feet. Heh. It’s apparently a Kang-woo world, and she just lives in it.

Hee-bok comes back to his office where Ryu is waiting for him. He tries to turn him away thinking he’s a regular patron, but Ryu gives the secret password. Hee-bok stands at attention immediately.

Kang-woo has his manager call the police to report the missing high school student, and when asked how long she’s been missing, he answers “Nine hours, eighteen minutes, twenty-two seconds.” Whoa. Somebody misses the crazy girl like crazy.

They find that nine hours does not a missing girl make, so he sends his manager to search all hospitals to see if someone fitting her description showed up hurt. His manager smiles widely to witness Kang-woo’s first instance of caring about another human being. Kang-woo insists that it’s for the greater social good since she’s a crazy girl, but even caring for the greater good is uncharacteristic of him.

He tracks her down and she readies a stick to stab him, but he knocks it away as he whirls her around, reprimanding her for disappearing without a word. He insists that he wasn’t looking for her because he was worried in any way, oh no, but because it’s his duty to society at large. Ha.

She just stares at him, thinking in her head, Is he possessed by a ghost who couldn’t speak in life? Why does he talk so much? He tells her that from now on, she is to report to him about all things.

Hee-bok finds her there and tells her that they have a visitor from far away, and she freezes at the sight of Ryu. She bows her head as he chastises her for disobeying orders, and offers up her life in penance.

No need for that, because he relays her new orders: She is to get close to Kang-woo, marry him, and turn him so that he voluntarily returns to North Korea with her. HA. Awesome.

Her reaction is perfect—she begs him to let her kill Kang-woo instead. Hahaha.

She tries to talk Ryu out of it, but he is as rigid as he is humorless, ergo no killing. Must marry. She sighs to herself, “How am I supposed to seduce him?” It’s endlessly amusing, the girl who is skilled at killing but knows nothing of how to get a date.

Enter new sleeper agent Ok-soon (Yoo Jee-in), who goes from bar owner to chic society lady the instant she hears the coded radio announcement. Hee-bok shows up in the park for a meet, as Ryu and Myung-wol look on.

She’s a legendary agent, who will be Myung-wol’s new handler, and her purpose is to train her in everything that she knows. She’ll also be part of Myung-wol’s new cover… and she is to marry Hee-bok so they can pose as her parents. Hee. Fake family! I love it.

Hee-bok swoons thinking about the marital bliss ahead (Awww) but she balks at crossing the line with him. He pretends to be equally offended. I love that the two older spies are going to be in a contract relationship for a cover. Bickering romances everywhere!

Ok-soon worries that Myung-wol lacks the proper feminine wiles for a seduction mission, and Myung-wol answers truthfully that she’s never had any experience with men and doesn’t have the confidence to carry out this sort of mission. But Ryu asks if she really wants to be in the special forces like her father, and that changes her attitude.

Ok-soon begins her training, starting with makeup and facial expressions. She tells her to look like an angel, but I’m gonna have to say she looks more demented than angelic. I don’t know why they’re trying so hard when Kang-woo already thinks her to be a crazy girl anyway.

Pffft. She is hilariously bad, and it’s equally amusing to watch Ok-soon being a drill sergeant of girliness as it is to watch Myung-wol be so bad at it. She takes to studying it like a school subject, writing down notes as if it’s like a math problem she can solve.

Ok-soon tells her to try and feel her way through it, and has her watch Hollywood movies to watch and learn. She reports to Ryu that Myung-wol’s success on this mission seems highly unlikely, since “she doesn’t know what it means for her heart to skip a beat. How is someone like that supposed to fall in love?”

In-ah finds Kang-woo in his dressing room and demands that he marry her. Uh…okay. Weirdo. Are you a gangster like your daddy? Do you just order people to marry you?

She offers up the chance for him to marry her for her money, knowing that it’s the only reason he’d be interested. He dismisses her, so she backhugs him and says that he should hold onto her while he can, since, “You’ll never find anyone who’s as crazy about you as I am.”

Well he KNOWS that to be untrue, and he smirks, “Is that so?” and walks away.

Someone grabs his arm as he walks out, and he turns around to see Myung-wol standing there. She pleads with him that she wants nothing more than to be by his side, and tells him that she’s missed him like crazy.

He laughs incredulously, and then she blurts, “I love you!” He thinks that’s just par for the course, and is about to chastise her again, until he spots In-ah staring at them from down the hall…

He smells an opportunity and has no qualms about using one crazy girl to get rid of another, and asks, “If you’re crazy, anything’s possible, right?” And with that, he pulls her in for a kiss, all the while giving In-ah the evil eye.

OH, YOU BASTARD!

 
COMMENTS

A pretty great start in the first two episodes. I took to the story right away because Myung-wol is a great heroine. She’s got tons of flaws, but she’s also a kickass efficient spy, so she’s impressive in some ways and totally clueless in others.

I like that there’s a reason behind the conceit that the heroine knows nothing of the Hallyu Wave (beyond the fact that it’s an evil force that she must destroy, heh), or that she’s completely lacking in feminine graces. I hate it when rom-com heroines are just written as stupid or sloppy just because with no real reason. Being a North Korean agent means that she has believable reasons for being so clueless, within this world.

I really wish Han Ye-seul would stop making that surprised face, eyes bugged out to high heaven, but I like when she’s exasperated with Kang-woo and cursing him, and I kind of adore her badness at being a girly girl. Eric’s playing the asshole self-important star to the hilt, and I appreciate that his character isn’t even jokingly assy, but an actual ass. It’s going to be so fun when his ego struggles with where his heart is bound to end up.

I love the look of the show — it looks like it’s shot on film, so it instantly has that cinematic feel to it, with a rich visual palette and of course, gorgeous stars. I’m excited to see something new come out of the genre blender in kdramaland, and even happier that the result is laughs-a-plenty.

 
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116 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. maez

    I must not read this until I see the episode or else I’ll be skimming through it. MUST NOT READ!

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    • 1.1 Dalena

      So. True.

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    • 1.2 Ani

      So…. did you end up reading it? XD

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      • 1.2.1 maez

        I made it actually. Just watched the episode this morning and read the recap afterwards.

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    • 1.3 Linda165

      I’m doing the same :)

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    • 1.4 Arhazivory

      Haha. I refrained. I will not spoil until I watch it. :D

      Now I should get off this page before I lose to myself.

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    • 1.5 Eric..hhhahaha

      chanting the smae thing…but end up reading it nyway…hahahah..crazy:)

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    • 1.6 appie

      I know how you feel, I’m restraining myself. C’mon subs! Put me out of my misery T___T

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    • 1.7 Phi

      I FAILED, HA!

      Internet sucked, took too loooong to dl so I peeked! XDDD

      The part of Choi Ryu told Myungwol to marry Kangwoo as her mission…. I laugh hard at that considering she wants to kill Kangwoo at the moment let alone becoming his other half :P

      I must watch and re-read the recap :)

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    • 1.8 Moozy

      Me too.. I like what I’ve seen so far^__^

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    • 1.9 drama4mama

      I tried so hard!! I even enlisted my daughter to keep me away from the computer, but alas she took a nap and I was bored and here I am.

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  2. Aidan

    I was a little iffy about this one, but it’s okay so far…

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  3. mary

    :D

    Just finished reading this at koala’s playground. And now it’s up here as well! Yey! Everyone is so quick to recap now. Thanks <3

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    • 3.1 Aidan

      Hey I was looking for a place that recapped TW Dramas! Thx!

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    • 3.2 grany

      Also just got back from Koala, different vibe though. I havent watch the show but it thrill me to have 2 point of views. I am in great gratitute to both DB and Koala, ur recaps made me watch drama in different light.

      Your recap made me wanna jump right in and watch the show with or without the subs.
      I just hope the two lead will true to their charaters up to the end despite the change of feeling toward each other (bad ass actor love stiff-clueless-train-to-kill-agent).

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  4. L

    Is it just me… or does Eric sometimes speak like Dokko Jin? And why is he always wearing the same shirt o_o

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    • 4.1 joy

      bahahahahah i was thinking the same thing!!!!

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  5. bananamilk

    wooohoooo~ lol. so happy to see this after refreshing 2348732947 times! thanks GF!!

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  6. sb

    Ack. I hear you, maez. Tried not to read before watching. Willpower lasted for all of 2 seconds. Gah. Thanks for the swift recap, GF!

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  7. laya

    OMG, it’s Hwan’s mom from Shining Inheritance again, lol. I have to watch this if only to see her not look like a ninny. Plus, I liked Han Ye-seul in Fantasy Couple, and this drama sounds good for a lot of laughs! Myung-wol reminds me a bit of Elle Woods :D Oh, and I love the last screenie. :D

    Thanks so much for the recap!

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  8. SherYah

    Hooked…

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    • 8.1 kid-dreams

      me too.

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  9. joy

    im wondering if i should start this series…
    lol i need something to last me until the next youve fallen for me eps come out!
    im not into any of the actors/actresses though D:
    any other drama suggestions..?

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  10. 10 crazedlu

    this is way slicker than city hunter.

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  11. 11 Sobia

    Thanks, GF! This plot kinda reminds me of a Greta Garbo film called “Ninotchka,” about a very serious Russian spy who falls in love with her opposite. That was a very cute movie, and I think this will be a very cute drama…I like Han Ye-seul for some reason.

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    • 11.1 jojo

      I like her too, and get the Ninotchka reference. Was thinking they borrowed from all the old spy movies to make the NKoreans look like idiots… (Anti KDrama Squad, really) Great farce…may be lost on some younger viewers. Thanks GF for recapping this…I’m really enjoying it.

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  12. 12 Ani

    Holy Cow!!! This drama keeps getting better and better. Go figure. Laughs. Hotties. Contracts. Hotties. Arrogant Bastards. And HOTTIES.

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    • 12.1 tomboy26

      I think you forgot to mention hotties again .. so I’ll do it for you:

      *ahem* HOTTIES!! lol

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  13. 13 krnkimbap

    Lol at the Rambaldi reference! I was so addicted to Alias for the first 3 seasons (damn that stupid Rambaldi artifact!) that I didn’t go outside for 5 days while I watched all 3 seasons in one sitting! Fortunately I came to my senses once season 4 came around and I remembered to sleep, shower, and face the daylight. :)

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    • 13.1 Kiara

      LOL

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  14. 14 mandelbrotr

    “writing down notes as if it’s like a math problem she can solve” I have the perfect reference for that! http://xkcd.com/55/

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    • 14.1 Z

      Haha! Love it! The Nerd in me is especially pleased that I could recognize all of those mathematical expressions.

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    • 14.2 oops

      Funny thing is..it’s actually mathematically possible to solve those lolz

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  15. 15 nanciiiee

    Is it just me or does Han ye seul look almost exactly like Kim tae hee?

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    • 15.1 cher

      Han Ye Seul and Kim Tae Hee were in Kdrama “Forbidden Love.” Jun jin of Shinwha was there too. Check it out if you haven’t.

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      • 15.1.1 watchingvsreading

        Han Ye-Seul also reminded me of Kim Tae Hee.

        I’ll check out “Forbidden Love” if I have time. Thanks.

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    • 15.2 sime

      oh, I didn’t spot that first, but now that you’re saying that, they do look alike..A bit. (I think HYS is more beautiful).

      But, right from the first recap, I thought that HYS is the human form of the manga character Maria Kawai :

      http://shscans.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/akuma-to-love-song-ch35.jpg

      scary…

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    • 15.3 Jessica

      I think they look quite different. I like both actresses but Han Ye Seul looks a bit cold and even when she smiles it feels forced (almost a little “mean.”)

      Whereas Kim Tae Hee looks like a really nice person and regardless of what you say about her acting, when she smiles, she looks like she means it.

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  16. 16 yumi

    Thanks for the recaps.

    Reading the re-cap makes me think of the movie Ninotchka.

    I hope the series proves to be as delightful.

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  17. 17 Niki

    Omg…Eric’s evil eye…why do i find it more seductive and melt-me-into-a-puddle-of-jello rather than repulsive?? that ‘kiss-grabbing’ warrants a club over the head for all kdrama heroes irregardless of the intent….but with Eric…gaaahh….

    It makes me ponder…do i want to be kissed by Eric or given the evil eye? kiss…evil eye….kiss…evil eye…..oh…how’s a girl to choose….

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  18. 18 Yuuko11

    Thanks for recap. I will watch this till the end coz it is funny to read your comment.

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  19. 19 Kasie J.

    Haha, love this! It makes me smile so much. XD

    Oh Eric~<3 *swoon*

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  20. 20 trixicopper

    Thanks GF for the great recap. OS teaching MW the OPW… LOL.

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  21. 21 Daniela

    Im not hooked enough to watch without subtitles yet, but i loved the recap. Im laughing just by reading it (Heheh i love that she wants to kill him instead of marry him.) But I watched the first one today, with subtitles and now that I read the recap, this episode looks great. This drama is going to be funny and i apreciate that. Im dying to see their marriage.

    Thank you for the recap!

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    • 21.1 Kiara

      Same here. I’m not watching it but I do enjoy the recaps. Thanks you girls.

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      • 21.1.1 Kiara

        err Thank…

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  22. 22 Z

    Am I the only one who’s reminded of Miss Congeniality? Not that I mind; I love that movie. Also, remember that case last year where they caught the family of Russian Spies who had been ordered to marry and have kids to keep their cover? It reminds me of that, too. Anyway, this seems really good. I haven’t been able to keep up with any dramas since I had my son 4 months ago but this might be the one to bring me back.

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  23. 23 sosoxrah

    I dunno why but I just can’t take Eric seriously in his dramas. So, I’m happy the storyline is full of crazy even though the movie-like feel of it almost attempts to make it otherwise. I also can’t help but compare this with City Hunter even though they’re totally different in mood… I think I’m just still going crazy about City Hunter that I tend to compare all the other dramas I’m watching with it. If only they were all like City Hunter. haha
    I’ll probably continue watching Myung-wol to see what happens.

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  24. 24 Noelle

    This show is awesome. I love it. Thanks for the recap. Myong Wol is quickly becoming one of my favorite heroines ever. Let’s see if she can make my top 5.

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  25. 25 nonski

    OMG! thank you so much for the recaps.

    this drama is really awesome. the pace and the actors just did me.

    just can’t wait for next week!

    *sighs* why are there a lot of very good dramas nowadays, just can’t get enough sleep…

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  26. 26 dunlop

    Good start!
    One thing we all notice about Kang Woo is that he talks non-stop. But Myung Wol also has a tendency to stare and let people rant on. That can’t be a good combo D:

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  27. 27 ...

    i really like the tone of the drama. so far so good i think. hopefully it can maintain this throughout. drama gods really have given us an amazing summer of dramas haven’t they. yay!

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  28. 28 almontel

    so far i’ve been loving both of the episodes ending…makes you wanting for more!

    they really look cute together! can’t wait to see KangWoo fall for MyungWol…i wonder if she’d defect to S.Korea when they do get married for good instead of the other way around?

    thanks for the recap!!! i’m actually enjoying this series…

    ps
    i dont know why but i somehow wanted to see Rain play KW…ke ke ke…not that i’m not loving Eric…there are some shots when he’s so hot and some when he’s not…hmmm….i’m sure he’ll grow on me…

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  29. 29 KANGly

    out of topic – OMG, my KANG AHHHHHHH is on dramabeans’ header.

    I miss you, my KANG AHHHHHHHHHHHH….

    back on topic….

    thanks for the recap, GF! I am loving Han Ye Seul here. She is really good in comedy…

    KANG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH… lol

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    • 29.1 kokoro

      I scrolled up to see if he is here too and He is!!:)

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    • 29.2 lenrasoon

      lol i scroll up and he’s still there<3

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  30. 30 rin6

    hahaha reading the recaps, the drama sound its getting ridiculously fun LOL thank you so much GF!!

    i’m in love with MW’s character!! i think the drama got the proper title because MW character really shine in this drama compare to other characters.. as i’ve watched some of the drama like Sassy Girl Chun Hyang *my fav*, when i think the title shud be Sassy Boy Myong Ryong than SSGH..:)))

    anyway, i love the chemistry between the leads..i giggle everytime i saw them together…cute pairing so far~

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  31. 31 nhyn

    LOL can I tell you how much I LOVE the kidnap-the-Hallyu star premise? Because it’s grounded in reality: Kim Jong Il is known to be a cinema fan and the North Korea regime has a history of kidnapping people from South Korea and Japan, some of them ARE directors, actors and actresses. It is dark comedy at its best!
    Am waiting for subs but already laughed out loud reading your recap. This drama is too funny XD

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  32. 32 YerVang

    This drama is funny. I like it. Thanks for the recap.

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  33. 33 MJP

    GirlFriday! Woah! Thank you so very much for the recap. It’s helped me a lot. I don’t know what it is, but when I see military uniform in a romantic comedy, I fast forward… I watched the guys without the uniform just fine. I think it must be remaining mental damage from Athena.

    Oh, I just realized I didn’t read the first recap yet!… Brain, oh brain….. Just go read it now!

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  34. 34 Nina

    Noooooo, I ended up reading this before watching the episode!!!!! arrrrghhhh

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  35. 35 nixxochick

    im hooked!

    i am really loving this drama, especially my Eric <3

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  36. 36 anna

    “I really wish Han Ye-seul would stop making that surprised face, eyes bugged out to high heaven”
    LOL That seems to be the norm with actresses. PMY does the same thing in City Hunter, which is why I think she only has three expressions: O_O, :(, :D

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  37. 37 KDrama Fan

    Sooooooooo looking forward to watching this after reading the latest recap.

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  38. 38 starfield

    Funniest. recap. ever. in. human. history. Oh my cheeks hurt XD When was the last time I laughed so much???

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  39. 39 pitopazano

    episodes 1 and 2 are SOOO good so far! :D

    does anyone else think that kang woo may be an agent or something top secret? his manager was complaining how he can practice dancing for hours straight and not be tired at all, never resting…he can pick up different languages and become proficient in it easily…he even knew the exact time myung wol was missing 9 hrs etc.

    or maybe i’m just over analyzing this…

    either way, I LOVE THIS DRAMA !:D

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    • 39.1 ...

      that’s what i was thinking as well… he’s obviously got some sort of background. cant be a coincidence that he bought the book that the north korean gov and old guy (don’t know his name) are looking for.

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      • 39.1.1 MelD

        OMG i was picking up on those details too! Because for a supposed Hallyu superstar he sure has this intensity to him that’s just.,how do I say this..didn’t quite match the identity?

        Anyways this really was a great recap and I can’t wait for Ep.3 already!(MW as his Bodyguard!) and I must say that they do ‘feel’ great together,I look forward to all the scenes they have together.

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    • 39.2 hijkl

      Wow, that never even occurred to me. But it would make sense actually. Haha that would be such a fun twist…I hope you’re right!

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      • 39.2.1 bjharm

        well i can see her fitting into bodyguard mode because it would be hard to marry a dead man, so keeping him alive would be part of her ‘mission’ lol
        But I would like him to be clueless as to her abilities for a while yet, more room for laughs.
        The Book as a plot device is to bring everyone together, the actress/father, the NK Male Spy and the two main leads are now linked to the ‘BOOK’ ..would not surprise me if her father death is also not going to be linked to it..wait and see.

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    • 39.3 Madita

      me too :)

      And he had this very quick reaction where MW was going to stab him. He just pushed her hand very fast away, also took it very fast away from her.

      And then in ep.1, when she was chasing him through the streets in Singapore, he was really very good in playing catch me if you can game…

      I dont know… we will see.

      At least I love HYS portraying the rookie-spy MW, her half-professionalism.

      I love this rom-com and happy to see my beloved HYS in a comedy again. Love her reactions…espacially the one when this ajhussi-spy tried to climb through the whole in the window and she was in this fascinated, paralysed state thinking Heck – WTF is he doing there ??? :P
      Loved the scenes where she tried to learn being feminine and sexy. Really, I coulnt stop laughing about how she posed, behaved so stupidly.

      This drama is really fun because it knows that its dramaplot is so what of fair-fetched, mocks the spy-genre and makes fun of the whole hallyu-star thing. I crack up when it comes to the north-korean generals and I as an non-asian did really ask me very often whether North-Korea watches illeagely the South-Korean dramas or not. I know that the former kommunist east-germany citizens did always watch illeagely the west-german TV-shows, or like the iranians who watch also illeagely turkish and korean TV-dramas nowadays.

      So far we watched only 2 Episodes as a warm-up. I believe it will get quite interesting with the side-plot of this mysterious book. As GF said its a mix of different genres like screwball, 007, indiana jones and cinderella…:)

      If someone looks for intellect, seriousness or logic in this drama then he or she is watching the wrong show.
      SPW is easy and sweet entertainment to get through this years summmertime and holiday.

      And at last, dear GF and JB, thanks a lot for recapping this sweet drama :)

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    • 39.4 Verónica

      Just because you brought that up, I am back on the Myung Wol train. After watching both eps, I wasn’t that engaged in the development as a whole, but those points rekindled my interest(which was high before it started, the premise + Eric = I’m in!). Now I wanna know what happens!!! :)

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  40. 40 Kuging-RN

    ahhh!!! eps 1 with eng subs is out!! off to watch it now…

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  41. 41 Jen

    Not really feeling this drama. It’s too strange for my tastes.

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  42. 42 Jaykah

    I swear I love reading your recaps more then watching the actual drama but this has Eric so I will definitely have to watch it properly.

    So far I’m liking it, love the randomness and Eric :) He is so freaking hot!!

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  43. 43 hijkl

    Haha, I love your Alias reference! I have to admit, I was kind of iffy about the drama after the first episode. But this episode definitely pulled me in for sure. I love the plot, the humor and the camera work.

    Thanks for your recap, gf!

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  44. 44 dany

    Funny and enjoyable! Thanks for the recap

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  45. 45 AnitaLotti

    Rambaldi !!! ROFL
    I sure would get a kick out of that one… But of course Myung Wol wouldn’t be the one featured – only a Hallyu star can do the role of the saviour justice!

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  46. 46 asianromance

    Thanks for the recap! I totally burst out giggling when reading the recaps for this drama! I love how the drama is like some spy parody. I can see it being done as a movie, but as a drama…16 episodes of wacky fun! I hope the writers can keep up the funny and freshness. I should probably see the episodes first before reading the recap to take the most advantage of the funny moments!

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  47. 47 pea

    eriiicccccc!!!!! love him ^_^

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  48. 48 dare

    she would rather kill him than marry him LMAO!!!!

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  49. 49 weissman

    So they both have alterior motives for being with each other . The question is who falls for who first , and what happens to whatever plan MW has when she realizes she really love shim (Smile)

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  50. 50 MEK

    helllloooooooooooooooo ERIC!!!

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