Drama Recaps
You’ve Fallen For Me: Episode 11
by | August 6, 2011 | 186 Comments

It’s all dates and scandals in this episode. One of the strengths of this series is the comedy and the young romance – Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa really sell it when it comes to the romance because they are comfortable around each other – on and off screen. The melodramatics? Not so much. All this scandal-mongering from Team Hee-joo is actually quite banal…

This has got to be the most awkward kiss ever. Eyes wide open as they peck each other on the lips and frozen as statues. But the girls scream “GET AWAY FROM SHIN!!!” like no other. Bo-woon arrives (HA!) with the other Windflower girls to see this shocking scene.

Shin pulls away, and tells Kyu-won she’s in big trouble now. And he goes back to his seat and starts singing “You’ve Fallen for Me.” How appropriate! And he only has eyes for Kyu-won. Suddenly, because he’s singing his hit song, everyone’s back to rocking out without a care in the world.

They walk home, holding hands. Kyu-won is a tad worried she may need to wear a swimming cap tomorrow to protect her hair, but she trusts Shin when he promises that nothing will happen. He wants to see her go in first. Even though all she has to do is open the door, he’s worried she may trip over the door going in. Ha!

And before she leaves, he kisses her on the forehead and bids her goodnight. That sends her running into her house. EEEP so cute! I love Shin’s bashful smile after he kisses her too.

Too bad she needs to report to Grandpa, who wants to know why she came home late. She makes up the excuse that she couldn’t get a part on the gayageum right, and was practicing all night. As soon as she enters her room though, she starts giggling like a fool. Shin goes home, whistling, and his mother catches on. She offers him two tickets to an art gallery, and he eagerly snatches them. When he goes into his room, he can’t stop smiling like a fool either. Aww – why is this couple so cute?

Hilariously, as soon as Shin calls Kyu-won, she fixes her hair and straightens her clothes – as if he’s going to see her over the phone. Pfft. He tries to act cool, saying that he can’t throw away these tickets his mom gave him, so he invites her to go to the art gallery. Kyu-won: “I don’t really want to go, but we can’t throw them away.” (Oh my God it’s so hard to contain my giddiness right now…)

Suddenly Jung-hyun bursts into Shin’s room. He kissed Kyu-won!?!? (She heard from her friends.) He tells her to shut it, and he’ll pay for all those autographs and compensate her losses. In front of money, Jung-hyun shuts up. And she promises not to tell mom. When Shin goes to wash up, Jung-hyun realizes she might have just landed on a cash cow with this new development.

The next morning, Jung-hyun waits outside of Kyu-won’s home, giving her a fright when she goes out. She wants to talk to Grandpa and tell him allllll about Kyu-won and Shin going out, and kissing. Kyu-won’s eyes widen, and then Jung-hyun complains about no longer being able to make money from the autographs. So of course, Kyu-won says she’ll give her allowance. After all, they’re neighbors! Kyu-won initially offers $5 dollars, but Jung-hyun scoffs. Only $10 appeases her. For the day…

Yoon-su visits Seok-hyun at the office and notices him reading a postcard from a close friend back in the States. With a smile, Yoon-su asks if it’s the girl he had a scandal with back in Broadway. She admits she heard it through Tae-joon, and was afraid that it might become a serious rumor that could damage his reputation. Seok-hyun tells her not to worry about it.

Tae-joon instructs Young-min to spread the rumor that no one called for Hee-joo on the day of the performance for the sponsors – rather, the director didn’t call Hee-joo because he wanted Kyu-won onstage. Young-min isn’t too keen on lying, but Tae-joon threatens that the guy has a review coming up soon… Young-min goes running to spread the lie.

Kyu-won goes shopping early in the morning, trying to find something suitable to wear for her art gallery date. He notices her new dress – literally, because he sees the tag hanging from the back! So she totally helped Grandpa get music sheets riiight? And that dress seems so new! It must be trendy to wear tags on the back, huh?

Kyu-won dashes into the gallery, embarrassed like hell.

They go on the coolest – date ever. 3D paintings where you can actually step into them?! Did my Harry Potter dream come true in this drama or what!? She even catches Shin in an awkward pose as he bends down to tie his shoelaces, and there’s a painted cupid cupping his butt. Of course, she hurts herself again, bumping her head against one of the back of the paintings.

The school chancellor informs Seok-hyun about the rumors of Hee-joo never getting a call. Seok-hyun wants to confront her, but Hee-joo is out sick. He calls Hee-joo’s phone, and her mother picks up, but she hangs up on him. Soo-myung and Ki-young are shocked, and Soo-myung has his phone records to prove that he’s called her. Soo-myung wants to go and confront her, but Ki-young remembers that Hee-joo went somewhere with Jun-hee. They need to find him, fast.

Hee-joo is locked up at home until the whole scandal is over, but of her own choice. She calls up Jun-hee, and blames him for getting her in trouble. Eager to help her, she tells him to deny that he was ever with her that day, to anyone who asks. He is to feign ignorance about her phone being off or people searching for her. The devil…

During lunch, Shin asks why Kyu-won lives apart from her dad. She says it’s because her father and Grandpa fight way too much. Shin admits that he has a different father from Jung-hyun, but she already knows that. They find out that Jung-hyun has gotten a total of $30 from the both of them. Heh. When they go back to school holding hands, they have to part ways in the hallways, and Shin sends her off first. Kyu-won doesn’t think it’s dangerous in the hallways, but after seeing all those stares, she rethinks it and leaves first. No one touches a hair on her head under Shin’s watchful eye.

Soo-myung tracks Jun-hee down in the band practice room, but the drummer lies that he was never with Hee-joo. When Shin comes in, Soo-myung asks if Kyu-won is okay. There’s been some misunderstandings, and he mutters that some people can’t stand to see others succeed. He tells Shin to take care of Kyu-won at this time, and Jun-hee looks away, troubled.

The Three Angry Girls confront Kyu-won on the grounds; guess school’s not too safe after all! But they’re not just attacking her for getting together with Shin. Rather, they think that she’s seduced the director so that she could get the lead role. Things have only turned worse because Hee-joo won’t be coming into school, and so Kyu-won will have to do the practice as the main lead.

But Kyu-won knows she’s not doing anything wrong, and so she’s going to keep going to practice, even if it makes her look bad. As for Seok-hyun, Yoon-su is willing to talk to Tae-joon for him but Seok-hyun’s going to go to practice anyways. He doesn’t like that Tae-joon is using Kyu-won for his petty jealousies, but he can deal with it.

At practice, the rest of the actors think Kyu-won won’t show up, if she has any dignity. But she shows up. Her only supporters in the room? Ki-young and Shin. When Seok-hyun enters and calls for Kyu-won to step forward as lead, Shin notes the jeers in the room, and also wonders what Seok-hyun’s aim is.

After practice, he grabs Kyu-won aside – can she not do this performance? It’s not worth all this trouble and abuse, and Hee-joo will be in it anyways. But Kyu-won wants to stick with it. She’s actually having fun performing, even if she knows that she’s only an understudy. Also, if she leaves now, it will put Seok-hyun in an awkward position. She leaves, insisting that he stop thinking about things only in his perspective, and he gets a call from Seok-hyun.

Seok-hyun wants to listen to the ending song mix. He thinks that there’s too many stringed instruments in the piece – guitar and gayageum – but Shin sees no problem with it. Seok-hyun wants a little piano intro before the guitar, and since he’s the songwriter and overall director of the performance, Shin’s gotta do it.

Shin then asks if Kyu-won can be out of the performance, because he wants her to. Seok-hyun reminds him to not be so controlling – they just started going out.

Tae-joon visits Seok-hyun in the office, pretending that he doesn’t want any misunderstandings to arise between Seok-hyun and Hee-joo. Hmph. He wants a drink, since he’s been working soooo hard for Seok-hyun, and so the director goes out. Tae-joon steals Seok-hyun’s phone on his desk and quickly taps out a message to Kyu-won, telling her to meet him at the hotel at 7pm. Uh-oh…

Hee-joo’s mother is informed, and she texts the exact same message to Seok-hyun. Of course, he’ll go, since he wants to find out what Hee-joo’s mother wants. But Yoon-su comes into his office – they have a date at 6pm! Unfortunately he has to cancel on her again, and he comes up with the excuse that a journalist is here to interview him.

Shin comes home and bumps into Kyu-won and her father outside their house. The father decides to leave the two of them, noting their awkward glances and lack of eye-contact. When Shin asks, she says that she’s going to visit a friend that’s not Bo-woon. He apologizes again, and tells her to just do the musical if she likes it so much. He just didn’t want her getting hurt because of others.

She asks when he was born, and it turns out he’s three months younger than her. Therefore, he’s got no right to tell her what to do! And she can take care of herself, thanks very much!

Seok-hyun waits at the hotel bar, but no one arrives. He then spots Kyu-won coming in, and both are surprised to see each other. He’s puzzled when she says that he had texted her to meet.  When she shows him the proof, he realizes it’s the exact same message he got, and immediately he pricks up to the danger impending. He makes the excuse that he sent the text to the wrong person, and then rushes the both of them out of there. He pats her on the shoulder to rush her out, but too late – someone’s snapped a photo of them.

He warily exits the hotel, and the photographer catches the two of them exiting, and Seok-hyun’s hand behind Kyu-won’s back, guiding her away.

At home, Shin musters the courage to phone Kyu-won. She lies about being with her friend, even though she’s being driven home by Seok-hyun. Since she’ll be home soon, Shin decides to wait outside for her.

On the other hand, Seok-hyun is all preoccupied, wondering if anyone else knew she was meeting him. Only her dad knows about their meeting, but not the location. Seok-hyun’s lips tighten – he clearly knows and has experienced the repercussions of such an incident…

Shin sees Seok-hyun and Kyu-won walking up her street, and he quickly hides around the corner. Seok-hyun apologizes for putting her through all that trouble, and insists that he sent the text to the wrong person. He tells her not to worry about anything that may happen. (Whew – I’m glad someone’s lying to protect her, rather than to sabotage her.)

She texts Shin when she gets home, but he doesn’t reply. Perhaps he’s asleep? And he replies with a simple “Yeah.” :( He’s actually moping outside her house, wondering why she lied to him and why she was with Seok-hyun.

The next morning, Jung-hyun is back! She wants to see Grandpa again, but Kyu-won is up to speed with her tricks. “You know what my grandpa’s wish is? It’s for me to get married so that he can see his great-grandson.” Kyu-won also adds that Grandpa really likes Shin for looking like him when he was younger. Heh – that’s enough to send Jung-hyun away!

At school, rumors have already spread of Kyu-won and Seok-hyun dating because of photos of them exiting a hotel. People look at Shin a little pitifully, and the Three Angry Girls tell him about Kyu-won “cheating” on him. The photos are incriminating alright, even though Soo-myung and Ki-young know that this can’t possibly be true. Soo-myung quickly suspects it’s Hee-joo behind all this.

Aaaand – Hee-joo comes back to school! Jun-hee catches her, and Hee-joo tells him that she can’t hang out with him anymore. If she does, she’ll never come back to school. What is she in, third grade? They can’t hang until the performance is over, and Jun-hee, the poor simple guy he is, agrees.

Shin chases Seok-hyun down, wanting an explanation for what happened last night. Seok-hyun sighs, immediately understanding that they were set up. He tells Shin he’ll take care of it, but Shin is too worried. This is exactly why he wanted Kyu-won out of the musical! He knew she’d end up getting hurt! He wants Seok-hyun’s car keys – he will keep Kyu-won away from the school for the day, until Seok-hyun resolves the problem.

Praise the Lord Almighty – Shin understands! No stupid misunderstandings and cold shoulders! Ack!

He hands it over, and with a sigh, he adds, “Please take care of Kyu-won.” Shin: “Do you only worry about Kyu-won? Shouldn’t you be thinking about how Professor Jung feels right now?”

He calls Kyu-won in time – she’s right outside the campus. He drives right up to her and makes up the excuse that the director especially asked him to take Kyu-won out. Ever since she got hurt, she’s been getting pummeled at all sides by her fellow classmates, and so Shin is going to take her out per director’s orders. Despite her insistence on not skipping class, she’s easily persuaded.

The phone rings, and Shin immediately guesses it’s Bo-woon. I mean, who else could it be? That girl has the best timing in the world! He confiscates her phone for the day.

Seok-hyun enters his office, where Yoon-su is waiting for him. He apologizes and tells her the truth, and Yoon-su figures out that they got set-up all because Hee-joo couldn’t perform that day in front of the sponsors. Seok-hyun thinks it’s unfair since Hee-joo will be starring in the actual show, but Yoon-su knows better: Hee-joo’s mother actually has no confidence in her daughter’s talents, and is afraid that Kyu-won truly is the more talented one.

Seok-hyun quitting will not solve the problem; he will have to tell Tae-joon that he’s taking Kyu-won out of the show. Of course, he doesn’t want to do that, but Yoon-su reminds him that Kyu-won isn’t his only student.

Shin and Kyu-won stop at a pit-stop for some lunch. He buys her a pair of awkward shades shaped like a TV, and then feeds her fries. Hee hee… She feeds him right back, and stuffs a bunch into his mouth. They play some of the arcade games – and Kyu-won proves to be way better than him. And thus they enjoy a wonderful day together!

Seok-hyun swallows up his pride and goes to Tae-joon. He denies there’s anything between him and Kyu-won, and that he’ll take Kyu-won out. They still need an understudy, so he’ll just pick anyone for it. Tae-joon can barely contain his smile, and says it’s all up to Seok-hyun. Though Seok-hyun thinks that will be enough for Hee-joo’s mother, Tae-joon says they’re all going to have a meeting about it soon.

At practice, the Three Angry Girls are now sympathetic and nicer to Hee-joo. After all, she must have suffered so much from Kyu-won’s backstabbing right? Ugh – excuse me while I go to the kitchen to grab some eggs to throw at them…

Jun-hee overhears this and looks quite uneasy. When Seok-hyun arrives for practice, he dismisses the bands, and then asks if Hee-joo’s feeling better. Of course that brat is – she friggin’ has her part back. Even Ki-young can see through her. But Jun-hee is conflicted, fully aware that the reason why Hee-joo missed the performance was because of him. I don’t think he’s figured it out completely yet, but he does think the whole situation is a little weird.

Shin and Kyu-won stroll down a shaded lane, talking about their respectively-deceased father and mother. They promise to show each other a photo of their father/mother, but Shin only wants to go over when Grandpa isn’t around. Kyu-won thinks dirty – but that’s totally not what he meant. He just doesn’t want to hear Grandpa’s life stories!

Then again, maybe it’s better if Grandpa is around, because otherwise he won’t be able to control himself!

The Chancellor holds a meeting with Tae-joon, Young-min, Seok-hyun, and Yoon-su. Tae-joon suggests that Kyu-won leave the school for a while. Even if she’s not in the performance, her presence in the school is not going to quell the rumors. (Is this how he slyly got Ki-young kicked out too?)

He wants her to take a leave of absence for the rest of the semester, and for the fall semester. The Chancellor agrees that this is a good idea, but Seok-hyun is outraged. Is Tae-joon seriously going to ruin a girl’s future like this? He grabs Tae-joon by the shirt and says, “It was you wasn’t it? You’re the one who sent the text with my phone to Kyu-won.”

Furious, he tells the Chancellor that he quits. No one can touch Kyu-won – he’ll just quit instead.


Yoon-su chases after him. What’s he going to do now? He doesn’t know either, so she proposes to him – how about they get married? (!!!!!) If they announce their engagement, then both Kyu-won and Seok-hyun can stay on the team. They’ll be rid of the scandal again. (Hey – I kinda like this plan…)

But Seok-hyun apologizes – he can’t do that. Can’t marry her, or can’t compromise his honesty like that? Either way, she’s hurt he would choose Kyu-won’s status in the production over her.

Hee-joo practices scales by herself, but is having trouble reaching the higher notes. Jun-hee comes in (even though he’s not supposed to visit her) and confronts her. Can’t he just tell the truth about being with her that day the sponsor came? He feels like Kyu-won and Seok-hyun are suffering because he lied, but Hee-joo yells for him to not say anything still.

When Shin goes off to the bathroom, Kyu-won decides to search for her phone in his bag. She finds a whole bunch of missed calls and texts from Bo-woon, and finally calls her back. She finds out that Seok-hyun just quit, and when Shin comes back, she tells him that they need to rush back to school.

Shin wants her to sit down; he saw her come home last night with the director. He knows what happened, so they can skip the explaining part. He purposely took her far away, and the director knew it too. Kyu-won doesn’t want Seok-hyun to take all the blame himself, and she insists on going back.

Shin grabs her: “Don’t go. If you go, it’s over between us.” WHAT!? Are you really going to hang that threat over her head?

Kyu-won keeps going. Shin stops her again and grabs her into a hug: “Lee Kyu-won. Please don’t go.”


Erm. Eh? I think the ending kind of put me on a bit of a tailspin there.

This episode went from awesomely adorable to oddly dramatic. There’s tension and conflict, but it feels forced. Everyone seems to pick up on the truth that Team Hee-joo is orchestrating this scandal, but then their actions seem to be an overreaction to the problem. Especially in Seok-hyun’s case – must he really need to quit? Why is he giving up his position of power? I thought Yoon-su’s plan was perfectly valid and a good one; it seems like he rejected that plan more because he doesn’t want to marry her (which in that case, ouch). It doesn’t help that he’s so gosh-darn confusing in regards to his feelings towards Kyu-won.

And Shin – why did he have to threaten that they’ll break up if she goes to Seok-hyun? Why go to that extreme? He has this tendency of needing to overprotect the object of his affection, and while it’s sweet, I feel like he could have helped a lot more in supporting her in front of everyone. Shin and Seok-hyun seem to be increasing the scandal’s power by running away from it, and by going to any lengths to protect Kyu-won. I was kind of hoping that for a drama with such honest characters, maybe we could have tension through confrontation instead.

Jun-hee needs to grow a spine and stop listening to Hee-joo. And Hee-joo can go croak like a toad for all I care.


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186 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Jomo

    Thanks for the recap! What a nice surprise to go with my coffee!

    Shin hasn’t proven yet that he understands what a BF can and cannot do. It wasn’t that long ago that he thought stalking was showing love…
    My guess is like the male leads do in most cliffhangy endings, he will end up backing down with his next statement, or one Stupid will being going solo again.

    • 1.1 tomboy26

      Now I get a better understanding of why they called their band Stupid .. with the actions of these two guys, it’s pretty obvious 😀

      • 1.1.1 Anhstein

        lol yes, makes so much sense now!

    • 1.2 ren

      You really can get a gayageum app like the one kyu-won played on last ep 0.0

  2. Fanny

    I agree with you. I start to get confused again now. It annoys me especially after seeing good progress in several episodes before.

  3. sararamodark

    awwwww sweet and sore I want happinessssssss .I hate soreness of dramas .specially the ones I love

  4. jojo

    Kaedejun, thanks for the recap. What do you mean: “… the most awkward kiss ever…eyes wide open…” I’ve seen dozens of these kisses. every KDrama has at least one. Keep up the good work. Haven’t decided yet to continue with this one…convince me.

  5. Goldfish

    KYAAAA.. they are so cute, hope things dun get too sour :/ i want their cuteness to lasttt!

  6. leng

    whoa, the scene where Kyu-won wears new dress with tag, it’s really embarrassing, but i really enjoy watching them on a date….

  7. Sheng

    Shin thinks he’s protecting her. Maybe he thinks that she doesn’t see how much he cares for her by doing this, and thus he said that last line…..? That totally made me gasp and wanting episode 12 so bad. My guess… she would leave ToT

    I don’t think Seok hyun really wants to marry Yoon su either. I was hoping he’d say a line like “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to use you.” I would’ve been happier, but now it’s left even more open ended.

    I still liked this episode. It had me squealing, especially at the Shin-Kyu won cutesy moments. I was never really invested into their relationship, until this episode. Yonghwa and Shinhye are just so natural and comfortable around each other, it’s making me ship them. Their art museum date was just SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shin is so cute and sweet!!!!!

  8. EmoBunny

    awww thx for the recap! i have a bad feeling about the ending :L

  9. nope

    ehhhh I dont like where this is heading. Some might see it as “cute” but I see it was way too childish and corny. Wheres the actual drama at??? Are we just gonna keep watching the leads being lame (“cute”)? . Doesn’t anyone else get the urge to hit Jun Hee in the face with a baseball bat?

    It’s like the writers came on Dramabeans and gave into the demands of the yonghwa fangirls

    Also I must be the only one who DOESN’T think the lead couple have chemistry on and off screen? When I watched the YAB bts I got this impression that yonghwa actually likes shinhye in real life…i could see it in his awkward actions. But shinhye has him in the friend zone, so i always feel awkward when I see them because I think yonghwa has acrush on shinhye and she doesnt even no and has permanently friend zoned him lol

    Anyway yeah this show is going doooooownhill

    • 9.1 ajewell

      I actually agree. I’m just not feeling the chemistry either. It’s crazy, because I totally felt it between her and Ki-young when she was encouraging him before their sponsor-performance . . . but when her and Shin hold hands or kiss, I feel nothing.

      I can’t help but think they’ve sacrificed plot development in order to cater to fan-demands. At this point though, it just made everything seem rushed and forced.

    • 9.2 caramenilla

      Surprisingly……………I agree.
      I was actually a huge fan of both, and I even loved them as a couple before, and that mainly the reason why I watch this drama..
      But here……. I just can’t feel the chemistry..and I don’t know why

    • 9.3 luliqz1


      • 9.3.1 wahaha

        agreed! shinhye needs to get wit Ki Youn! LOL. Not feeling the chemistry btw her and yonghwa, I felt way more in YAB, thinks shinhye cast yonghwa in friend zone in real life lolol. oh kids (i’m around their age by the way) hah

    • 9.4 chizzygirl

      totally agree with your Joon Hee comment! …the dude is just SUPER annoying…..it’s like someone deep fried his brain and fed it to the lions and in the earlier episodes when he kept screaming about wanting food and being all so hungry, i just felt like telling him to “GET THE F*** OUT!”

    • 9.5 Sarah

      You’re part of a small minority! I think they have great chemistry! Not sexy, passionate chemistry but easy-breezy chemistry that makes for some adorable scenes :)

      And to the contrary, I thought the show started off REALLY slow. I mean, I honestly admit I was bored episodes 1-6. But after 7 it picked up! Sure it’s been a hot mess in terms of drama, but PSH and JYH really pulled this series through with what I believe is their CHEMISTRY! :)

    • 9.6 mkiep

      I agree with you!!! This is not a good drama… but I don’t want to get into anything dense, hence why I am watching it (something I can easily fast fwd and not miss anything). But I definitely would not recommend it to anyone. PSH and JYH had a lot more chemistry as Shin Woo and Go Min Nyu. That time I was really rooting for Shin Woo to get the girl. This time ALL characters are blaaahhh and the writing is double-blaaaaahhhhhh.

      It was cute when Ki Young asked if she already ate, with that bright hopeful smile… If only that could be something (but it won’t).

      Sometimes I want to blame the actors for sucking, but this time I’m pretty sure it’s the writing.

  10. 10 nova

    wow…from fun to anxious…

  11. 11 cookie

    THANK YOU <333 😀

  12. 12 ladida

    Great recap, thanks!

  13. 13 Carie

    Why is this show doing so badly in Korea whilst it is receiving fantastic response from elsewhere? This is really disappointing as both JYH & PSH are putting so much effort to make this work (of course the chemistry between them was so much better in You are Beautiful). Why does it not seem to be seen here? It has just been announced that it will end soon….only 15 episode. This is even more disappointing as the end will be rushed thus making it more painful.

    I must say that both JYH & PSH are putting in their best effort into making this drama work. We all fully support you!! FIGHTING!!!

    • 13.1 Nilechoclat

      Hi sweet heart it isn’t confirmed that will be 15 episodes yet and I think this drama deserve more attention but to who you say that 😀

    • 13.2 lambayyx

      There’s many reasons why it’s doing badly. Maybe people are annoyed by certain flaws, maybe the theme don’t appeal to them and other shows (on the same time slot) do. Generally, intl viewers are more attracted to rom-coms, while Korea don’t like rom-coms as much. Imo, it’s sorta odd that you’re complaining about this, since it’s not like the writing here is super good or anything.. It’s sorta understandable that it’s not getting high ratings.

      And effort doesn’t always equal to success. Plus, it’s not like other shows’ actors aren’t putting in as much effort. It’s not like they’re lazing around and high ratings just landed on their laps.

      • 13.2.1 lambayyx

        Oops, I just remember this drama classified itself as a melodrama.. which it really isn’t. It felt more like a rom-com to me, so I forgot and just called it a rom-com. I’ll correct myself then, in general, dramas that only appeal to younger audiences don’t do as well in Korea as it would internationally.

    • 13.3 chizzygirl

      yeah, i also heard it aint doing all that great in Korea while we international fans are all gulping in every story they dish at us…maybe koreans are great critics of dramas and it’s hard to appease them???…who knows the reason..

  14. 14 testify

    I think he absolutely know that she will go , but it was his last card to play, so he used it without really thinking.
    His point is just to protect her because he really hurts even though she is not that weak.
    The more I watch the drama the more I think it is him who needs to be protected, cause he is the one who can`t take those troubles.
    He is the soft one and it is actually her strenght what he fell for….
    (Because she never gives in and strikes always back.)
    TO me his last act was more like I don `t konw how to stop you, but please please don`t go because I don`t know how to protect you there….It was more an admission of feeling helpless.

    And I am sure she knows how he feels and why he does this…

    Still it won`t help, she will try to help the director because that is her personality.

    I think this might be a problem cause Shin will feel hurt and (kind of abandonded).
    He might take it also as hurting his pride cause he knows the director is also been taken by her.

    But I am sure they will find to eachother again…
    maybe even their parents could be a help….:)

    • 14.1 Sheng

      OOOOOOOH, I like your take on it!
      I want this abandoned, helpless puppy!!!!!!

    • 14.2 Cabbage

      But he doesn’t SAY it. Like he never actually says he likes her. His hurt is miles behind what the rest of them are feeling.

      Not that I feel that much sympathy for KW, either, because her little white lies are just getting on my nerves anymore.

      • 14.2.1 Joss

        But, how hurt can the rest be?

        Take KW for example. How hurt is she? Because she fell in love with S first and S did not recipocrate since he was in love with YS? But he did not intentionally set out to hurt her. So, why must he be made to pay for that?

        As for the director, I don’t see him getting hurt. He’s happily going along doing as he pleases, not caring who HE hurts (YS, KW)

        YS? She’s hurt, yes, but it’s the director’s fault. Not S. And she inflicted her fair share of hurt on S as well.

        Come to think of it, S is the only character that seems to be genuinely caring for other ppl hurting – albeit in a rather possessive manner.

        Hmmm…if we were to tally up the hurt, Shin seems to be ahead here (YS rejection, Dad’s passing and now KW).

    • 14.3 Mika

      Couldn’t agree with you. That it’s his last card to play. And it’s also his admission of feeling helpless, not knowing how else to protect her.

      I know Shin has been getting a lot of flack for issuing that ultimatum to KW but I think ppl should first see where that’s coming from. Some ultimatums are meant to control. Shin’s is a desperate attempt to protect. I hope KW realised Shin’s motive and not get angry with him.

      I’ve also read elsewhere where ppl have commented that it’s only 3 days into the rship and Shin is already issuing ultimatums on her. How terrible etc. Well….in that case, I’d like to point out that it’s 2 days into the rship and KW is already lying to Shin. That’s terrible too. We know why she lied. To protect him from getting upset. And we know why he gave her an ultimatum. To protect her from getting hurt. I’ll say they’re even.

      Now, if the drama can get crappy Team HeeJoo and the even crappier plot out of the way, I’d love me some more OTP screen time please :)

      • 14.3.1 Mika

        Eeeeks….I mean couldn’t agree with you MORE*

      • 14.3.2 Kay

        Errr… You cant really blame her
        The text asked her not to tell anyone
        And his attitude toward the director doesnt help it either
        She just avoid the drama.

        Plus, is is really a lie? I thought he was actually her metor and her friend who always support her

        Anyway, giving out the ultimatum is the worst thing one can do in a relationship, no matter at which stage, and what is the reason

    • 14.4 moidiom

      I’m betting my money on your take of things!!! I think you’ve called it!

    • 14.5 emy

      I agree with you on this!

  15. 15 huongap

    I started watching really only from episode 10 (I only scanned through previous episodes) but I think this couple is super cute. It’s K-drama, why do we need the logic? I love the scene here, with the super bright green color, pretty refreshing.

    • 15.1 Kimmi

      i 100% agree, the whole reason i (as a nonkorean) started to go into this whole kdrama craze (a loooonnnggg time ago) was because kdrama gave me a world where daydreams became real and logic really didnt have a role. It was always about watching something you know 99% of the time wouldn’t happen in reality, but getting the heart skip just by watching made kdrama all the more addicting. So i say, the F*k the sudden poor plot and gave me drama. Either way still a fan and ill keep watching till the end!

  16. 16 daya

    regarding the scandal, i think all of us kinda expecting that it will involving Gyu Won and Seok Hyun since the beginning of the drama. i can tell that because Tae Joon has been hating Gyu Won for being involving in the production in the first place. (remember the audition for leading actress part?) basically Tae Joon is recycling the existing rumour Seok Has since broadway.
    what shocked and puzzled me was the fact that Lee Sin is gambling his relationship over Seok Hyun scandal by threatening Gyu Won instead of trying to understand her intention. hmm… controlling much?

    • 16.1 rin

      Shin knows Kyu Won is head over heels for him and that’s the only leverage he can think of. He’s trying to use their relationship to protect her. It’s going to get nasty at school. He did similar thing by trying to keep their relationship a low profile to protect her from angry fangirls too. But it didn’t end up too well either cuz KW got mad. So he took a step forward to reveal and opted protect her instead. Now, if he can’t even protect her. What good is he as a BF? He would feel helpless if he couldn’t even do a simple task like that and doesn’t deserve to be by her side.

    • 16.2 seeyathecat

      scandal- I see it now – its good against evil, plain and simple,.
      If anything happens to Gyu Won you know that grandfather is not going to be happy specially if it is going to tarnish his name.
      I hope this units the three generation of musicians and Shin and his mom and sister. If you put together those 5 and then add all the other people they know -Oh- what a war. We already know that the bitchy daughter Hee Joo has no friends and I would bet neither does her mom.
      I want to see the bitches be brought to their knees.
      Then the last episode better be a kick ass program!!!

  17. 17 380

    I wanna a happy ending! Cute couple together!

    • 17.1 moidiom

      Me, too! And if it doesn’t happen in this drama, it needs to happen in real life to make it up > <

    • 17.2 krisv

      me too, actually i want that scandal/rumor done and over with in episode 12..right now, i dont care about the story anymore, i just enjoy watching the sweetness and cuteness of YH and shinhye and of course, looking forward for the musical play..

      thanks for the wonderful recaps although i already watched this episode for the nth already…

  18. 18 gogogoo

    thanks for the recaps :)

    Yoon-su’s idea is pretty good and makes sense, I think too.
    but maybe Seok-hyun doesn’t want to marry her for the reason to save his butt and prevent him from quitting the production.
    I’m probably wants to marry her but not in the way she is proposing.
    he seems like a person who would fight against injustice by giving himself up rather that using other people to save himself..
    OR he’s just confuse with his feelings towards Kyu-won.. which is meh!
    I’m not really digging the teacher and student love triangle-square thing :/ hehe

    great episode :)

    • 18.1 sol

      agree with you…
      i think they had so much drama, with her leaving him for her career that he probably wants to take things slow…

  19. 19 nincompoop

    I’m sure the production team is trying their best right now but the drama is kinda all over the place. It’s like a train with too many stops and the destination is nowhere in sight. Poor comparison but that’s how I feel.

    No offense to the fans of drama but I thought the drama wanted, somewhat, to emulate Dream High. Only the drama has more of the angst and the survival of young adulthood within the campus compound.

    I sincerely hope the drama will get it together and regain their focus. Break a leg!

    • 19.1 Lynn

      I agree. It is all over the place. I think initially the production team did have something concrete in mind but because of all the complaints they’ve been getting, they started changing the story. Now, it’s just all over the place and what’s worse, the MAIN plot has become : 1. Trying to get the lizard Hee Joo more attention and limelight.
      2. Getting Seokhyun kicked out because some man (wimp) couldn’t handle his jealousy

      Frankly, I think it’s pretty lame. And because of this, we have our OTP caught in the middle of it all and those aren’t even their issues. Why can’t the PD have the story to focus on the leads? Eg, how KW strives to learn singing and gukak, or how Shin and KW overcome issues with their music or how they deal with their family history.

      The first few eps with Shin’s dad was really beautiful and I had thought that moving on from that, Shin will somehow be influenced by his brief and poignant encounter with him. But we’re not seeing any of that. That’s such a waste of good acting and story build-up. If they are not going to build on it, what’s the point of bringing in Shin’s dad in the begining? They can always write him in the story as having passed away and we don’t even need to know that Shin and his sis has different dads.

      It’s frustrating but I have to say that what totally saved this show is Yonghwa and Shinhye. If not for them being so natural and cute as Shin and KW, I would have abandoned this drama.

    • 19.2 chizzygirl

      i love this drama to bits but i really cannot FIGURE out the DIRECTION it is heading at…i mean they give us hints that something is about to happen and all of a sudden the plot changes tracks…..like i cant seem to firmly get a grip on the story line…the writers should have put a little more effort in bringing the story together…

  20. 20 r

    “And Hee-joo can go croak like a toad for all I care.”

    YEAH! >-(

    Thank God the date scenes between Shin & Kyuwon are sweet.

  21. 21 Laya

    Thanks for the recap!

    I loved the art gallery part– but the end really got kind of confusing. o_O Can’t we just stuff Hee-joo and her mom down the toilet bowl and be done with it? Sorry, Jun-hee.

  22. 22 Peppy

    Thanks for the recap!! I totally agree, I mean, I don’t mind angst and drama. But when it feels forced, it becomes a little hard to watch. Some writers manage angst and comedy really well and some don’t. Though I think the scriptwriter (and PD?) for YFFM isn’t doing that bad of a job. :)

  23. 23 Autumn

    Argh!! TJ and HJ’s mother need to be bitch-slapped into oblivion. they are freaking adults and should start acting like one. It’s mighty pathetic and immature to drag an innocent student into their mess. I am more disappointed in HJ than anything. I used to like her, despite her haughty exterior, coz she genuinely wanted people to recognise her for her talent and effort, now she’s just being a coward who’s hiding behind her mother’s back.

    SH, oh goodness, as an experienced director I thought he’d be a lot more tactful than that. c’mon, couldn’t he have just talked to HJ or something? knock some sense into her maybe? YS was being amazingly supportive, although I know she feels it was unfair, she had to look at the bigger picture. I am kind of glad that her proposal was rejected, otherwise it’d be like SH using her to protect GW and that’s something I seriously do not want.

    S did come off as rather over-protective in this episode, I know he means well but I sort of wish he could be a little more confident in GW’s ability to handle things. Putting her away from harm won’t do much good to her and I hope he will come to learn that. I don’t think what he said at the end was a threat, more like a helpless plea, one that he will regret saying I am sure. noooo~~ they can’t break up now, they have been an official couple for like, what, 2 episodes!! Give me moar of the cute dammit.

    Thanks for the wonderful recap.

  24. 24 Nilechoclat

    What I love in this Episode is The trust between both couples the young and Old even the scandal can crush their relations but I think the director won’t use a marriage and to confirm that he and KW nothing between them I wish to kill both HJ and Her Mother they use the power to get what they want cheep thinking but it happen in our real world :((

  25. 25 KUDOS

    LOVED shin and kyu-won in this episode. But the dramatic reactions were kind of killing me. Can we skip this whole scandal and go back to the cute??

    • 25.1 moidiom

      For sure!! I read somewhere that this drama was lacking drama. I hope this is not how they’re making it up. Not every show needs to follow the same formula, please! I was loving the honest feeling of this drama, but now I have to slam on my brakes. Maybe only the international fans love the honest feeling??

      I don’t care if JYH and PSH spend every episode drooling over each other, for me that’s the best part!!

      • 25.1.1 Lynn

        Agree 100%. I can watch 60 eps of them drooling over each other. I don’t need the drama.

        • Kay

          I need all the BTS for it though hehe

      • 25.1.2 KUDOS

        So glad im not the only one that feels this way ^_^
        But dont get me wrong. i liked this show because of the campus “drama”. Where it was relatable. I like the kyu-won and hee-joo show downs. But this whole scandel where everyone over reacts and deals with it completely wrong ( maybe even a little out of character?) over pictures and black mail. Ugh. I just hope it doesnt last so long.
        Also, I think im one of the few people who like the chemistry between kyu-won and shin. I think they look like how normal new college relationships would be. Their not completely ” i’ll die for you” kind of love. But pure sweet ” im nervous, what should i do?” kind of love. I for one think its adorable(:

      • 25.1.3 rence

        i absolutely agree with you…i find enjoyment and happiness watching HS..its something relatable..the feeling of first love, the college days.. we all experienced that one way or the other..

        also, watching the sweetness of YH and shinhye is enough for me…i love it , its fun…its cool…that’s what matters to me.

  26. 26 sg

    Is there a trick art museum in Seoul? Where is it located? I went to one in Jeju Island but it was a little run-down though fun. This one looks better…

    • 26.1 Christina

      yes there is one. It’s called the Trompeloeil Museum in Hongdae.

  27. 27 Anvesha

    Although it does feel like Shin is being desperate in a the “if u take one more step we’re over” line but I hoped he wouldn’t do that. Instead if he just goes and defends her in front of everyone, that’s so much better.

  28. 28 mamajoni

    hi kaedejun,
    i’ve been an avid follower of your recaps for YFFM. the title for this episode, “At That Place, At That Time,” is the title of a song about regrets. Regrets for saying the words said, regrets for meeting, and regret for realizing that there will never be another love like this again. and the title just really gets to me bec. it has a really ominous ring to it. their separation may be semi-permanent… so enter the ki-yong-gyu won angle? But Heejoo’s throat problems may mean that the school may have to reinstate Gyuwon again just to save the production. Don’t you think?
    I actually believe that Shin and Gyuwon have amazing chemistry, esp. after they officially became a couple. Maybe it’s bec. JYH really is good friends with PSH.
    I love this drama for its simplicity, it’s real-ness and the music. Shin and Kiyoung really do have beautiful voices, huh?

    • 28.1 moidiom

      My heart jumped when I read “esp. after they officially became a couple.” I thought, “Really?! In real life?!” Then I realized you’re talking about the drama. I’ll go back to my corner of disappointment.

      • 28.1.1 mamajoni

        hahaha i wish!

        • Kay

          Dont we all? lol

      • 28.1.2 Lynn

        LOL….you’re so funny. “Corner of disappointment”. Well, I don’t mind them being a couple in real life too :)

        • rachel

          agree 100%….I’m no shipper but they look so good together.Had me rewatching their bts in yab… they seem really close in real life.

      • 28.1.3 krisv

        how i wish that they really are “on” in real life…i don’t like to ship anymore as its bad for the heart but they really look good together..so cute and sweet….aahhh….

  29. 29 Maricel

    I liked this episode, and i loved their chemestry, but Park Shin Hye always gets that with all of the actors she works with. Although they have even more in Yab.

    I felt sorry for the teacher when she was rejected, she looked hurt, and he didn’t justified his rejection, either

    I think the director made a silly choice on quitting…but i loved how he sacrified himself to help a student. The bad teacher Tj, must have known how he would react and his ideals, that’s why he set him up like that. However i don’t get his reasons …is it because of jealousy??? Really??!!! Pathetic.

    i don’t like the way Lee Shin overprotects his gif, he doesn’t understand her and understimates Gw…if i were her, i would dump him…well, maybe not, he’s too handsome u.u

    Am i the only one who loved the final part??? His threaten is great, yes it was over the top…but if they split. He would be hurt, he would start hating her, and the bickering would be back!!! i love jealousy and angst in dramas …

    Heartstrings is doing a great job, and i enjoy each episode…and YES this is not dream high…why do they keep comparing it!!!…so every drama that has music and young people would be a dream high???…it’s just a common topic, but nothing else is similar…¬¬

  30. 30 mizRilla


  31. 31 linkyo

    Confused. Ha? Their reactions are… Ha? Confusing.

  32. 32 mamajoni

    BTW, i think taejoon sunbae should have his eyes fixed. I get a little cross-eyed whenever I look at him. His eyes look crooked to me~ ‘ `, you know?

  33. 33 Cabbage

    Seriously? That’s the best Shin can do? After everything he did that proves he understands her motivations, expects her to just back down from a challenge because he SAID so?

    I’m joining team Ki-young. Even with nothing else to go on but a song and a smile, he’s got to be better than these two middle school boys.

  34. 34 Diana

    Omg!!!! How can S and KW break up after so little episodes?????? Seriously TJ and HJ’s mom has problems with HJ’s talent!!!! I hope it doesn’t end at episode 15!!!! FIGHTING!!!!

  35. 35 Marlene


    Hugs hugs … I love you All!!!

  36. 36 moidiom

    I totally agree with your comments, kaedejun! I think how this episode progressed is the perfect example of evil done out of weakness. Hee-joo was beginning to redeem herself in ep. 7 thru 9, but I guess they just can’t have that.

    Still hoping for a happy ending, this is my prediction of how things will go: Lee Shin and Gyu-won will break up because Gyu-won goes to the director to “rescue” him. (By the way, I love how people think of themselves being so important that they can help a situation when they really don’t. Lee Shin called it in this case.) The production will be paralyzed without the director and Hee-joo struggling to perform. Taejoon (? the evil teacher) will fail to rescue the production so they have to beg the director to come back. Lee Shin and Gyu-won will suffer uncomfortable silences and meaningful long stares with each other for the time being without making up. The truth will be found out about the scandal (probably with Jun-hee drummer boy’s help) and everyone will hate on the right people again. Hee-joo will lose drummer boy’s affection as a result and realize she actually really likes him. The festival will be successful eventually. Lee Shin and Gyu-won will be back in each other’s arms making beautiful music together.

    Side note: I totally believe Lee Shin is the best b/f character in dramas ever, not that I’ve watched that many of them. He is honest, protective, quick to admit fault, and wants to spend his time with his girl. What’s not to like? Anyone who’s been in love can relate how not wanting your loved one to be hurt. Keep in mind, for this character this is his first relationship so he’s not that skilled, but his heart is in all the right places.

    I’m off my soapbox now!

    • 36.1 Lynn

      Oh..I seem to keep agreeing with you. I think Shin is the best b/f character too. Apart from all those that you listed, he’s also very decisive. Once he’s made up his mind he likes the girl, he goes for it without hesitation.

      • 36.1.1 Kay

        but he is controlling and treat her as his kid
        it might be cute at first but I dont think it’s the best for a bf
        Just say

        I love him though

    • 36.2 come2noona

      Maybe Jun-hee will help Hee-joo redeem herself. Somehow he will get her to tell the truth, or at least make it so people are confronting her and she has to say something. Then after she tells the truth her voice will return to normal and she’ll be able to hit the high notes.

      • 36.2.1 momosa

        I like it that ‘after she tells the truth her voice will return to normal and she’ll be able to hit the high notes’.


    • 36.3 scarlettpixie

      I’m going to join you on this soapbox because I think your predictions are both reasonable and most likely accurate. I think Shin has been an adorable b/f and I think the rest of us forget what its like to actually be at crossroads with someone. Yeah, his statement was a little over-the-top and I agree that it was out of desperation, but that’s what we do when we don’t know how to handle situations. We revert to the only solution we *do* know…even though ultimatums occur in pretty much every drama that we watch. A reflection on the writers?

      As I’m reading others’ comments about how this is so confusing, I’m actually understanding how they put this together. They’ve played on the characters’ weaknesses, whether its the director’s favoritism of KW, KW’s naivety, JH’s blind love for his Natasha, or HJ’s/Mom’s insecurities. They’ve done a good job showing the characters faults, made these faults believeable, and then use a simple rumor/scandal to throw everyone off balance is actually smart. Comparatively, we see dramas like Marry Me, Mary and Lie to Me that fail in this respect.

      The only thing that I don’t understand is Tae Joon and I never understood him. I rewatched the first few episodes to try to figure out when he started turning into an evil jerk, but there really was no reason. At first, he was just wanting to please the chairman. Maybe he felt upset that his toes got stepped on. Jealously was mentioned in this episode, but honestly…that’s what I don’t get. I’m not sure what took him over to the dark side, but I’m actually quite furious that he would use KW to get back at SH. It’s one thing to get back at someone–he’s already doing that. But like Shin said, she still has to go to school. She will live with the rumors for the rest of her life. How fair is that just for your own ego?

      I hope HJ croaks, too! I regret ever pitying her…

      • 36.3.1 Cynthia

        I think that the Tae-joon character is going the nasty route because he’s motivated by jealousy.

        I believe in the first episode he was in a rather one-sided relationship with our sad ballerina, who at the first appearance of her ex-hottie coming back into her sphere, cut the relationship with Tae-joon as soon as things got serious again with Director. She broke one or two dinner dates with TJ – remember him sitting in the restaurant and getting the call from her?

        I think that his character is motivated by petty revenge against the “Golden Boy” – jealous enough to try and drive him away by destroying his reputation and relationship with the ex-twirler.

      • 36.3.2 mamajoni

        i find your predictions fairly logical. i also thought that, bet. SK quitting, HJ losing her voice, and TJ-the-evil-one taking over, the production would go down the drain and they will be forced to reinstate both SK and KW.
        I thought TJ-the-evil-one was the one responsible for KY having to leave the school bec. of his stage fright during a major performance (perhaps ordered to do so by the Mom of all evil?) so his wanting to remove KW from school was not new to him. I guess the evil duo have a long history.
        BTW, I hope HJ DOES croak (I mean lose her voice, not die, okay?)

    • 36.4 Sheng

      Hail Shin for being the best boyfriend in dramaland!!!!!!!!
      Shin has made me squeal so much – my favorite character :)

  37. 37 sugarpunch

    if shin and kyu won end up apart i will cry my eyes out for weeks:( the finish-up better be good, cos i am way too in love with this couple…. and grandpa!

  38. 38 isabelle

    I want to sympathize with Heejoo here. I see how sad she must be having her own mother question her competence as a performer. She might be doing this to at least appease her mother – since she obviously doesn’t get her approval that much.

    Heejoo’s a total bitch, yeah. I specially dislike it when she’s being mean to Junhee. I mean, who can be mean to someone as cute as him? Gah.

    But for now, I see her being a mere puppet of her mother. I can’t wait for the day that she’ll be standing up for herself. I guess this setting up a good situation for when she proves to her mother, as well as her own self, that despite what others think of her, she’s a very talented person and that she’s capable of being a better performer.

    I just can’t wait until she stops being the antagonist because I know her mother’s the real villain here, along with Taejun. However, I think it’s still too early in the series for her character to turn a full circle. Maybe next week, she’ll improve.

    Plus, I miss the cute 2hee moments! Where is my cute couple? TT

  39. 39 Cynthia

    Thanks for the recap, Kaedejun!

    I kinda liked the episode, but I also think that here we’re seeing the direct fallout of having the PD retreating to the writer’s room and abandoning his director’s chair. The choppiness of the editing didn’t help either – the story line just didn’t bring the “angst” factor where it needed to be.

    How much do I HATE those deer-in-the-headlights kisses?!?! UGH! Wide-open eyes, frozen face, no reactions – it was like watching Shin brand a cow, and about as romantic. The only thing missing is that she wasn’t hog-tied and on the ground waiting for the branding iron.
    Even if those types of kisses are generic to Kdrama, it doesn’t make them palatable to modern viewers – there are ways to do them (think City Hunter and LMH’s nightclub kiss to NaNa – she was in frozen shock, but the scene sizzled!). Granted, this is a teen drama, but c’mon already!

    Loved the art gallery inclusion. Actually, this gallery was shown a few weeks ago on We Got Married with the newest couple (David Oh & ?) and was uber-cute! Fascinating place – it reminded me of the Gilmore Girls episode “Living Art”.

    The ending of this episode didn’t surprise me – this has been advertised as a MELO drama – and it’s time for the melo part of it to happen, silly as it seems. Too bad the writers don’t just kick the Stage Mother From Hell to the curb, put Hee-Joo in the chorus as punishment for her desperate sneakiness (and continue with her laryngitis) and put our leading lady out in the front where she belongs.
    Oh, wait – dollars to donuts, this is probably going to happen – Dream High, anyone?! I hope so – we need to cheer for our two leads at the end, right?!

  40. 40 vivyip

    only 5-6 episode left and we have THIS?! what the heck? ^_^

    i can only handle so much cuteness… I loved episode 10, but i’m still a bit afraid to watch episode 11. Like people siad, it’s all over the place.

    regarding hee joo and jun hee…uhhh… (sigh)

    regarding ki-young…isn’t he supposed to have more of a story or exposure by now? There’s only officially 5 episodes lef! (unless with this mess with the director…THIS is where he’s supposed to step up to the camera?!)

    maybe the director is playing high stakes poker?! (or is he repeating what he did in broadway — he quit first, then leading lady quits…oh well, who knows)

    i liked the bloopers at the end of ep 11, but i hope episode 12 will be on track

    thank you agian for the recap!

  41. 41 suzi q

    Loved the art gallery scenes. They were so cute together.

    I think Shin has gone overboard. Before he treated her badly and then finally, he came to the realization that he liked her. He got super over protective and a little too possessive for my tastes.

    His ultimatum to Gyu Won is his desperation and his insecurity about their relationship. Shin shouldn’t make an ultimatum if he really doesn’t really want to break up. It may come back and slap him in the face.

    I hope she leaves him so that leaves some room for Gyu Won and Ki Young to get together. I loved them singing together and I think they make a better couple.

    There is something missing in this drama.This drama needs more plot! It is all over the place.

  42. 42 Anhstein

    Thanks for the recap! You’re so fast!

    I hate how they’re forcing the melo onto the story. After so much cuteness, I knew to expect things to go sour, but I really didn’t like how they went about it.

    The break up card makes no sense. Especially after he’s proven to be the perfect boyfriend: caring, protective, gentle, understanding, trusting, supportive, adoring her every move. Really boy? Threatening to leave her is about as effective as telling her to keep liking you for no reason. Why not just hold her hand and say I’ve got your back? Maybe the smartass little sis will help bring some sense to him next episode…

    I hope the director gets his acts together and do something useful. The ballerina teacher is trying so hard to help and faithfully so, I hope she’ll get some vindication in the end. I get that she might have stabbed his back in the past, but I think he’s done enough wrong to her by now: blowing off dates and never listening to her advice, and worst of all, focusing his attention on someone else.

    And Ki-young. What an adventure it was to bring him to the musical. Now he’s just there looking pretty without adding much to the plot. Come on drama!

  43. 43 shasha

    thank’s for the recap..looking forward for the next episode……

  44. 44 Manaíra

    Ahh,eu realmente amo a quimica deles, não entendo como na Coreia não tem um bom desempenho =/

    Continuarei a apoia-los, amo tanto esse kdrama, que assisto sem legenda mesmo *__*

  45. 45 Vicky

    I really disliked this episode. It was well, flat. I hope they pick it up. I mean the dramatic parts weren’t dramatic or twisty enough for me. But what am I expecting haha.

  46. 46 gwendolyn

    i kind of wish that the conflict in this drama is about the love ‘square’ (?) between the 4 leads and not some lame ass hee joo who is not even that good in singing. Ugh, I feel so sad for kyu-won….and to be honest, i feel a little weird seeing lee shin so nice and sweet, i think i might be a little mad but i actually prefer them being in a tension of lee shin wooing kyu-won but kyu-won not realising.

    but, maybe if the love square will come into full force, perhaps it’ll be more exciting! i think maybe we can see that more in ep 12 where the director will try and protect kyu-won, and kyu-won offering her help to him which can really fuel romantic tensions between the 4 leads.

    go go YFFM, i really support this drama!! hwaiting! ^^

  47. 47 mayakho

    Sometimes i cant help my eye rolling towards the over kdramatic storyline. But still, this show is bunch of cuteness and fun. Thats more than enough :)

  48. 48 Noelle

    Eh. I like Jun Hee and all, but that drummer boy is straight up dumb. I hope Shin totally knocks sense into him via head slap. And where the Hell is Hee Joo’s father? I would like to believe he’s actually decent and will completely set his wife and daughter straight. I mean I would be furious finding out that shit was going on under threat of my name and position. God I literally can’t wait for the backlash! It’s gonna be epic.

  49. 49 Quinze

    In a sense I think this whole protection idea is overdoing things. The lengths these two go to keep her from the scandal actually belittle her in a sense because both leads act like she can’t handle it. Why can’t she decide whether or not she needs protecting? Shin’s a kid so you can kind o understand that for him, this is the best he can do. He still needs to learn that bf doesn’t mean he can tell her what to do but it’s mostly harmless because he’s well meaning.
    Seok-hyun incriminates himself even more by going to these lengths to protect her. You’d think that if he has ben in this type of situation before he’d know how to handle it better the second time around.
    As soon as he realized he was set up he should have had her leave separately from him OR called his girlfriend over which would have pretty much negated this whole attempt. I’d love that the adult in this drama actually think like an experienced adult. Who leads her to his car to drop her home??
    He would have been better off attempting to downplay the whole situation instead of reacting exactly the way they want him to. Also it’s not like the chairman can force her to take leave for the semester so his reaction is again over the top.
    Meh, this drama has the cute bw the leads down pat but it still has to work out plots that fit the characters. I have no problem with there being a scheming Mom and daughter thing. I’d just like the good guys to think and not all be martyrs.

    • 49.1 scarlettpixie

      Yeah, I was wondering the same thing–the director doesn’t act like much of an adult. If he HAS been in this situation before, he would have thought over and over and over again how he could have gotten out of it. And he left looking so suspicious that everyone would believe the rumors rather than calling for witnesses…

  50. 50 tinnybo

    I have read all the comments, but everyone is forgetting one important scence in episode 11 and that is that Hee Joo is losing her voice. If she loses her voice all that they have schemed for is gone because she will not be able to perform. No one has commented on that aspect.

    • 50.1 scarlettpixie

      I noticed this, too. Is the bulimia finally catching up to her? All of that throwing up and acid hitting your throat can kill your vocal chords. Maybe her punishment is that she will never sing/talk again *dreams*

      • 50.1.1 AwEsOmEnEsS

        Lol I agree. Anyways, what I think is that Hee Joo will gradually start loosing her voice so in the end, she won’t be able to do the play. Then the understudy will have to fill her in which means Gyu-Won will play the part of the main lead. I mean she’s the main character, if she doesn’t play the main lead of the 100th anniversary play thingy, then there really is no point i guess…

  51. 51 muggledore

    All I want is the CUTE!!!!

    Give us the cute and I think this drama will survive~~

  52. 52 Kay

    this might not be the most fav ep, but the spot is moving so I dont hate it… ( yeah I dont like the feeling when GW and SH got blamed like that)
    I love the leads chemistry. They seem like Yong and PSH sometimes…
    Dont you agree with me that PSH has great chemistry with all the guys ( in YB, HS, and her other dramas too)? I guess this is a reason I cant ship her with 1 particular person. I am shipping this close-friends ship pretty hard right now hehe.
    Oh, and is it me or YH acting got so much better as soon his love line with PSH began? Did I think to much? lolz
    Last but not least, I hope KY will play a bigger part in the latter eps ( since I know for sure that Shin and GW are going to break up)
    Thanks for the recap~

    • 52.1 kim

      i agree with you that PSH has great chemistry with anybody paired with her, be it oppa or ahjussi..as to the date scenes, sometimes i feel that they are not acting anymore, i feel that they are the real YH and PSH, good friends who as both are playful (all the 4 anjells have cheerful personalities in real life) ..

      i wish that GW’s interaction with KY was earlier so that he would be part of the love triangle or love square with LS and the director..

      as to the ending scene, i am wishing that no break up will happen but instead LS will help and support KW in proving her innocence…

      i also dont want the scandal to drag longer but have it resolved in ep 12…i am not fond of angst-filled drama that’s why i enjoy watching HS..its something relaxing and cool especially wathing YH and PSH and listening to the OST…

      thanks for the recaps..

    • 52.2 moidiom

      I also believe some of the date scenes are outtakes, not real acting, like when she hit her head at the museum and when they play that game with the hammers at the amusement park. Those look like real moments to me and I love them.

      I love Shin’s reaction when GW hit the top of the strength game (don’t know the real name). It looks like he’s scared, not impressed.

      Overall, I just love the coupling of these two. It was frustrating when I watched You’re Beautiful that the other guy kept getting in the way. Knowing how Asian dramas usually work, I know GW and Lee Shin will end up together since this doesn’t strike me as a total tragedy. So, please just maximize the sweet moments these two have as fan service since the concept of this whole drama was fan service to begin with.

  53. 53 Machu

    I am waiting for GW’s Granfather’s and the respective parents reaction.

  54. 54 Yin

    The antagonists are so pathetic! >.< I was like, heck, both KW and SH go quit the musical, let's see if they can manage it and KW: go have a good time with Shin. It's too focused with that cursed musical, man. And yes, I truly wish that Hee Joo loses her voice permanently. Lol.

    I just can't wait when it's payback time. I hope it'll be a humiliating and stinky defeat to HJ's team, the kind that they can never ever show their faces to anyone for the rest of their lives. Fire TJ, divorce the chairman's wife and disown HJ, hated by everyone in the campus. Nyaha. *mean*

    The fact that I react like this is because I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to this show. I just hope KW stops walking away from Shin everytime they argue, she's just so thick-headed. Hee.

    • 54.1 Anhstein

      lol I’m loving your reaction!

    • 54.2 lucy

      LOL with your reaction…so brutally frank..but i am with you 100%

  55. 55 VanillaSalt

    I think Shin is to controlling over Gyu-won. I mean,come on, she was talking with the director ABOUT the production and shin was like “LET’S GO! quit the play!” I know he’s doing it for her own good or whatever, but who is he to tell her not to do it? they’ve only been together for a couple weeks,right? what is he, her father? psh!*ok im done ranting*

    • 55.1 Shin mi rAe

      I had the same intial impression. But shin is only like that when gyu won is with the director. Remember how he steps back when she in with her windflower friends. I thnk shis is warry because he and the director has the same taste in women – former ballerina turn dance professor. So shin is basically saying “im notmletting you steal another girl from me.”

    • 55.2 krisv

      sorry but in instances like these, i find him rude and bossy, don’t you think so..i understand that he wants to protect her and he is jealous of the director but isn’t he being so immature to act that way, isn’t it he is also being rude to his girlfriend???

  56. 56 Nesha

    Given that it is Shin, who we can all say is a perfect bf in training (we can all agree he has a far way to go), I don’t think he overreacted. Anybody else in that situation would be overreacting. Although he didn’t believe the whole scandal (a plus in the bf in training department), he still saw them together and she kind of lied about who she was going to see…so I can see how he would be desperate and say something like that (which I really don’t think he means…it was probably a spur of the moment thing that might actually happen if she does go, but something that neither of them really want (am I reading too much into this…I think I am. Okay then!). All in all, in a weird way(mainly because I don’t thing he means it), I don’t see it as him overreacting. SH, on the other hand, a tad bit. But then again, he is human and the whole fight or flight thing comes into play.
    I do think that yoon su’s proposal was too sudden. I mean is she not thinking about how many times he arrived late when they were suppose to meet somewhere or he canceled (usually because of kyu-won)…and her idea was to get engaged? Love, if you wanna call it that, must most definitely be blind. Overall, I think Seok-Hyun and Shin are one and the same or as close as can be in their actions (almost or atleast in this episode). And for someone afraid of getting their hair pulled…KW is really courageous (?) for wanting to go help Seok-hyun.

  57. 57 myriutza

    I’ve been thinking lately that this drama is not like a Korean drama at all, where in most cases, the reactions of the characters seem understandable and not over-the-top – for some reason, this resembles more a Japanese drama, where (mostly) characters do unexpected things and you could never think that such things could EVER happen in real life. The latest episodes have proved me that my hunch is correct, because no matter how I look at it, the plot seems all over the place (although the situations are kinda classic in dramaland, and quite successful in some series, in this one they just seem to be thrown in for the ske of it, as they are not linked correctly enough to seem realistic). It is a fun series to watch, though, despite the many shortcomings.

    Really kaedejun, your comparison of Hee-joo to a toad is so funny and fitting that I can’t seem to stop laughing :)) Seeing her as an insecure girl who is terrified at witnessing the red carpet being pulled from under her feet in the last few episodes actually made me even a bit understanding of her bitchy attitude towards people. Now, however, even though I get why she grew up the way she did, I’ve lost all of my compassion towards her. Almost completely.

    About Seok-hyun and Shin, however, it’s a bit difficult for me. I do agree that they are exaggerating – terribly so, really – but if you think about how much they have gotten attached to Gyu-won, their reactions are somehow understandable. Even Shin’s threat, “It’ll be the end for us if you go”, is understandable – he’s not only the caring, supportive boyfriend everyone seems to acknowledge, but also a very, VERY jealous of Seok-hyun, though a little mature, teenager, who is possessive of his girlfriend. Nevertheless, in the way they handle the situation as a whole, oh my god, they seem like a pair of preschoolers who make the situation bigger than it is rather than solve it simply. But I guess this what appeals most to their target audience – besides, no matter what negative aspects the drama may have, the chemistry between the main leads make up for them. 😀

  58. 58 bjharm

    frankly if such a scandal did happen it would ruin the girls future, she be forever know as the girl who tried to sleep her way onto the stage. and of course as the years went by the story would grow. So the answer of taking her out of the show would not help her much at all. But why don’t the director assistant speak up he has a record of calls made on his phone. Why doesn’t the dance teacher speak up she knows just what went on, even before her boyfriend did. they suppose to be teachers but she lets one of her students life get ruined and just sits back?
    as for the ‘star’ girl she seemed to be turning human then does a total reverse of character, so weird!

  59. 59 Keshia

    If Shin is too watchful over Gyu Won it’s because she has shown a lot of independence of thought and yet a lack of self preservation which isn’t a good combo. She is strong but she gives a lot of that strength to other people (i.e. The Director, Trying to give up the performance at first for others etc). She doesn’t protect herself first and foremost and Shin doesn’t know how to protect her in this situation so the ultimatum is his desperation (i.e. will she protect their relationship instead?) but Gyu Won has too much integrity to choose herself or him and believes in The Show and The Director. I agree with everyone else about Shin’s jealousy and need to protect her overlapping but he sang to her—in front of everyone—then kissed her (even though it was awkward)! Seriously, even if I wanted to save the world he is too sexy to leave LOL.~~

    • 59.1 Lynn

      Oh yeah. Well said. I wouldn’t leave sexy Shin either and he doesn’t even need to give me an ultimatum :)

  60. 60 Shotokan

    I’ll tell you guys probably how Shin feels from a guy’s point of view. Look, wants to hang out, but she says she has a “friend” to hang out with. He comes back later and sees her coming home with another guy. No he’s confused and wonders why she’s with another guy(trust me, guy jealousy is probably worst then girl jealousy. Plus, our imaginations can blow things out of proportion quickly). Then the next day, he sees pics of them leaving a hotel together. Seeing how they just started dating, he’s probably super insecure at this point. So he finds out the truth, they were tricked, but that doesn’t stop the fact that he still feels a little insecure. Plus this is probably the first time he’s had a girlfriend so he’s still inexperienced. Now she’s about to leave him to guy help out the guy that he feels is slowly stealing her away from him(the same guy who took the teacher he liked too). So of course he feels possessive over his girl. So when when he gives her an ultimatum, it’s probably because in his mind, he she leaves now for the director, then he lost her to him. Knowing the kind of person she is, he probably kinda expects her to still go anyway. So when she starts to walk away, he throws away all his tough guyness and begs her to stay.

    Coming from another guy, I can understand Shin and his insecurities. The direct took his first love and now he feels like he’s loving his second love to the same guy. It’s frustrating as a guy and I can relate to Shin.

    • 60.1 Shotokan

      Sorry, lot’s of spelling mistakes on the last couple sentences so I corrected them.

      Coming from another guy, I can understand Shin and his insecurities. The director took his first love and now he feels like he’s losing his second love to the same guy. It’s frustrating as a guy and I can relate to Shin’s insecurities and his feeling of needing to ‘control’ Gyuwon. Not saying it’s the right thing to do, but it’s understandable why he’s acting like that.

      • 60.1.1 mamajoni

        I guess overreactions aren’t the exclusive purview of women… but I do admire Shin for not letting his pride prevent him from begging KW to stay.

    • 60.2 moidiom

      I agree with your interpretation. Shin’s character turns out to be very pleasant and realistic. Some guys put up tough exteriors because they are actually vulnerable inside and afraid of getting hurt. Shin is tender and loving with the people he cares about. I love his no non-sense approach to things. We need more people like him in dramas and real life.

    • 60.3 azra

      im with u on that. shin’s just super insecure at the moment. let the dude breath!

  61. 61 Moneekah

    I am soooo confused. Does Seok Hyun like Kyu won or not?? I’m probably the only one, but I actually love him as a second lead. He does everything a seocnd lead is supposed to do, He always has Kyu won’s back, always protecting her not just in the performance but in her personal life too. If he just sees her like a little sister then whats with all the looks whenever she and Shin are together? and why is he more interested in her than his gf? Every preview it seems like Seok Hyun is gonna step up to the plate and admit to liking Kyu won….but he never does. And then he goes and rejects Yoon-su? why?! Is it a pride thing or a I-love-someone-else thing? Song Chang Eui is so fine that i can watch his conflicted looks all day but I need context! The writers should just make it clear so I can stop secretly hoping for Seok Hyun to confess to Kyu Won.

  62. 62 a_fan

    I think Shin is afraid of losing Kyu Won to Seok Hyun

  63. 63 Brenda

    If/ When Jun Hee comes to his senses I hope he breaks up with her, and maybe she will feel guilty and fix everything.

    I think it’s logical that Shin is threatening a break-up with Gyu Won. He intereprets her leaving as her choosing Seok Hyun over him, and if I were him I would probably see it that way too.

  64. 64 rr

    i need to prepare my heart for a major hearbreak on wednesday :( but i hope they will get back soon as possible..one of the strengths of this drama is they don’t dwell on the overly-dramatic scenes too much and i hope it will continue like that til the end. shinhye and yonghwa sure have a great chemistry going on, on and off the cam.watching the ng scenes of this episode shows how comfortable and good friends they are :) love it :)

  65. 65 Anne

    I still don’t get why she lie about who she was with?

    • 65.1 rin

      She doesn’t want Shin to misunderstand. Also Shin and Seok Hyun are not on friendly terms.

  66. 66 MarienneFate

    – this drama is getting more exciting!!! whoa!! lee shin and kyu won are the cutest couple ever!!
    – shin is so “protective boyfriend”.. HAHAHA..well, thanks for the recap..
    >> saranghae, heartstring ^_^

  67. 67 almontel

    So the question is, will KW stay or leave Shin?
    since she’s 3 months older i think she should be wiser by making Shin understand her feelings and to put both of their heads together and collectively come up with a solution.
    if she wants to go back, then i think Shin should go back with her.
    and yes, i’m upset with SH because he could have done something while in the hotel like calling his gf out to meet them or even Shin to collect his gf before some one else makes a rumor out of the meeting.
    and they should stop protecting KW too much, she can stand on her own. Telling lies only made things worst. i think everyone’s trying to protect the people that don’t want/need to be protected….
    and yes, JH should develop a backbone and additional brain cells to know when to say enough is enough and just tell everyone that HJ is a liar!!!!
    i’m also wanting to see more of KiYoung, why isn’t he given a meatier role??? why oh why???
    ok, now we have to wait 4 more days to find out what’ll happen next…
    and i’m glad to know i’m not alone in thinking as to WHY SHIN kissed her with his eyes wide open!!!

    I hope the next kiss will be better…

    • 67.1 mamajoni

      here’s a scenario playing in my head for the opening scene of ep 12- KW tells Shin sincerely that she loves him but she needs to do what she can to help SH solve this mess they’re in. Then she asks him, “Were you serious when you said it’s over if I leave?” and he answers her, “I didn’t know what else I could do to make you stay!”
      Sigh! Wishful thinking, no?

    • 67.2 lucy

      as for the kiss scene, i understand the intention or the motive why LS made that kiss, i understand KW’s reaction, surprised, frozen but sorry, i just don’t understand why LS’s eyes were wide open, i rewatch that kiss scene so many times just to see how YH did it, there was a slight push on his part, i think his position made it uncomfortable, then he swallowed his saliva (SORRY, AM I A PERVERT) before saying “you’re in trouble…i don’t also know the directo’r intention why he didn’t edit it…

      As to PSH’s reaction, i like it, its normal for a first-timer, with so many people looking at them, she frozed and made a “sound” as if she recovered from slight choking….

      and so i demand for a second or third kiss, this time deeper with LS guiding KW…i understand that both are awkward to do such scene since they are good friends in real life BUT this is a test for them as professional actors, this is their job so they better do it, and do it well..show your love through that kiss

  68. 68 Carinne

    All these extreme measures in one episode… maybe this tornado is what’s necessary to close this show at 15 episodes. What else will happen? I am still on this boat to see it through.

  69. 69 diana

    word! most awkward kiss evaar!! *reliving Full House kiss-disappointment all over again* they have so much to learn. maybe they tried over and over and that was the best they could come up with.. huhu *still sad* and they’re so cute too..

    I dont know how the drama will turn out but the best part of this drama so far is the episodes when Shin realizes his feelings for her. the way he stares and instinctively look out for her. It tink it really captures the essence of youthful love. and after he sang the ‘lucky’ song..so aaawwwww.. the way they were stealing glances at each other.

    okay! back to the ending.In defense of Shin. I tink he just blurted out the ultimatum cos it was the reaction he can tink of? It didnt even sound like he meant it. His mouth isnt his best asset after all LOL. He just didnt want her to go and get hurt..plain and simple. thats how i see it so far..guess we’ll have to see the continuation. *cant sit still waiting*

  70. 70 chizzygirl


    –>Joon Hee needs to take his raggedy self and go and confess about what TRULY happened.

    –>Hee Joo needs to quit singing and concentrate her talents on eating more– she looks like a STORK

    –>Lee Shin needs to stop acting like a 12years old and go together with kyu won to go defend the director.

    –>The Director needs to come clean to us (the viewers) about whether he is an old creep or just an oppa to kyu won(because his act is totally confusing)

  71. 71 crazedlu

    tsk, tsk, lee shin. possesive, any? heh. i’m totally with you, kaedejun. he just needs to chill a bit.

  72. 72 Shin mi rAe

    I love this episode until that final minute with shin. I thought he was maturing very fast, in a span of 24 hours. First, awkward suitor, then shy firstime boyfriend, adorable boyfriend, giggly boyfriend, jealous boyfriend, controlling boyfriend then supportive boyfriend…to what was that at the end??? But i am still cheering him on. He is a first timer and he seems to be in in a trial and error mode. example, on the first date, he wants to keep their new found relationship lowkey. Gyu won doesnt like it. Okay wrong move on his part so the same night, me made a big splash in the concert. He was controlling, bidding gyu won to leave the musical. She reacted, he pulled back to supportive boyfriend. So im thinking that last minute is one of his trial and error moves.

    Im glad we didnt go through the big misunderstanding phase for shin and the dance professor. They trusted their partners and was there to support them.

    For director, i hope he remains being a big oppa to gyu won, otherwise its just creepy. But yes, someone needs to come clean with all those weird expressions. I think he rejected ballet teacher marriage proposal because he does not want to soil their marriage to happen due to a crazy scandal tnat tae joon orchestrated.

    PD and writers, episode 11 better be goods. No melodramatics please.

    • 72.1 Autumn

      yeah, I agree with you. Even though I wasn’t very pleased with the way Shin dealt with certain things in this episode, I was happy to see that he was able, or at least willing, to learn from his mistakes. So I am optimistic that he will back down again and give her his support in the end. I hope this whole scandal will strengthen their bond instead breaking them.

  73. 73 oddworld

    Would be funny if Lee Shin and the director realized they are both madly in love with eachother and Lee Shin dumps Gyu Won,then Lee Shin and the director run off as a gay couple. Kiyoung ends up with Gyuwon. Haejoo dies in a car accident. Taejoon and Haejoo’s mom fall for eachother and run off to another country, and the whole school get fed up with drummer boy’s stupidity and beat him to a bloody pulp

    That would raise the view ratings

    • 73.1 Laurie

      I like your version.

    • 73.2 MarienneFate

      LOL.. ^_^

  74. 74 KungFuPanda_Express

    Knowing how Kyu Won is, she WILL leave and they end up “breaking up”. However, there is still 4 episode left so I do hope that everything can be able to work out. Audience liked the pair Yong Hwa and Shin Hye from You’re Beautiful so much that we had to have them back for Heartstrings, so I know they will end up together at the end regardless. But this whole lying and scandal is making me worried. Fighting Lee Shin! Fighting!

  75. 75 obin

    eh. this episode left me unsatisfied. every character was overly dramatic about everything. that director dude pisses me off because he gets so worked up over nothing. and kyuwon just aggravates me. gah. this drama is getting a bit frustrating it is like they are unnecessarily adding problems just so that it is a drama

    • 75.1 bjharm

      you have to remember this has all happened to him before in Broadway. That is why he feels so close to Kyu Won he seeing her as that other girl, the one he couldn’t protect in the USA. This time come hell or high water he going to protect the girl he thinks as a director is more suited for the role. I would say Coffee Prince like, his heart has been shaken by Kyu Won, but not real love.

  76. 76 Mojo

    just want to say that this is a MELODRAMA, so it should have drama in it….

    or maybe viewers may be disappointed that after episodes of cuteness, another dramatic plot is thrown in our faces…

    i haven’t watch episode 11 so i don’t what else to say… [so why i’m i here anyway]

    though i agree with the other comments about shin’s “ultimatum” especially testify’s comment (number 14: …”TO me his last act was more like I don `t konw how to stop you, but please please don`t go because I don`t know how to protect you there….It was more an admission of feeling helpless.”) and Mika’s (14.3:….”Some ultimatums are meant to control. Shin’s is a desperate attempt to protect.”)

  77. 77 Abbie

    I was really irritated with all the Hee-joo stuff this episode. I feel sorry for Joon-hee for being played by her. Just a couple episodes ago, I was starting to like Hee-joo, but now I can’t stand her. It looks like she may be losing her voice, too, which will mean they will need Kyu-won to step in anyway, regardless, if they want the show to be a success. The date scenes were my favorite scenes, by far, in this episode.

    Tae-joon is as annoying as ever.

    Seok-hyun is an idiot for not agreeing to marry Yoon-su. Dude, do you want to quit, and do you want Kyu-won to get kicked out of the show AND school? If not, marry your girlfriend!

    I really liked Shin in this episode, especially the end. He knows what he wants (Kyu-won to get out of the show) and he’s not afraid to go after it. He also doesn’t want her to spend anymore time with Seok-hyun, which I totally get. I was really annoyed with Kyu-won for lying to Shin about where she was. She should just have said she was with the director. He wouldn’t have been happy, but still. Truth is better than lies!

    With this new scandal, with pictures, I can see where this show may be going. I hope my fears prove unfounded, but I’m bracing myself for a disappointing end.

    Also, all this talk about the parents is giving me a bad feeling. I know how K-dramas love to spring birth secrets on the audience, but in this particular case, I hope it doesn’t happen. Please, K-drama gods, DON’T LET IT HAPPEN!!

  78. 78 amy

    you guys are saying Shin did it as a ditch effort to protect her, but I think the boy is scared – after all, he lost the women he had a major crush on (not calling it love, because I believe it wasn’t) to Seok-Hyun, and appears as if he will lose the girl he is in love with to the same man. He’s scared that he will be alone again, especially after the initial hit of being lied to. I understand Kyu-Won’s reason for lying, but she really should’ve known better.

    • 78.1 Mojo

      now that you put it that way, i totally agree with you….

      ….young love ;)…

    • 78.2 rin

      Logically speaking, KW would never be interested in SK. She’s head over heels for LS and he knows it. But I guess guys can be illogical, get jealous and don’t use their brains too much when it comes to relationship. It’s weird LS is so insecure though since he’s the most popular guy in school. Any girl on campus would give an arm and a leg just to date him. Appearances can be deceiving I guess.

  79. 79 Sarah

    Argghh yeah I was so excited about the two date scenes that I almost forgot how FRUSTRATED I was with the random drama that was thrown into this episode… it seemed so forced! But Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa totally saved it with their cute scenes <3

    I was annoyed with Lee Shin's threat at the end, but I took it as "I really really want to stop you from going in order to protect you" rather than an ultimatum.

  80. 80 ichigopan

    The cute moments between Shin and Kyu-Won is what’s keeping my interest in this drama. The conflict is indeed forced and so run of the mill *yawn*.

    Milk Toast..err, Yoon-Su adds no value. I can’t get behind her in any way. Marriage? *sigh*

  81. 81 hanachana8

    who dresses Gyu-Won….???? It’s so ugly…she dressed better in her last drama as a boy….yikes….
    this is a lovely fluffy drama…
    Shin — this guy’s acting is improving, he’s not so flat

    • 81.1 Kay

      her clothes fixed her character…
      I cant imagine GW wearing fashion clothing, with her GP raising her like that

    • 81.2 lucy

      please understand that her way of dressing was influence by being raised by her grandpa..conservative..and also, i think long skirt is the best outfit for a gayageum player..just my opinion

  82. 82 K@T@M!

    one thing bothers me….her clothes…lol

    thnx for the recap

  83. 83 fern

    Does anyone know the title of the song Shin sings before he kisses Kyu Won? I want it SOO badly but I can’t seem to find it :(

  84. 84 Beng

    Yoon -su is a bit dumb i think, she’s asking SH to get married or engaged, doesn’t she knows that T is doing those things because of her? i think of all the characters in this drama, she’s the stupidest.

    • 84.1 rin

      Tae Joon isn’t doing it for Yoon Su. He’s doing it for himself. Even without Yoon Su there, Tae Joon would have still done what he did. He wanted to direct the play. But they recruited SH which really pissed him off. He got put in the back seat last time as well when he was suppose to direct but some other guy got picked. He’s not going to stand around this time. Especially for such an important event which he’s been wanting to do for so long.

  85. 85 Indiannomad

    I loved their date to the art gallery… and their sense of Play/fun.

    I want Tae-Joon and SeokHyun’s past to come to light, just so I can understand and probably feel a little empathy for the character. As for HJ and Her Mother, Man they are a mother-daughter match made in heaven. If they were able to annoy me, I should say they are skilled actors to bring that emotion in me. I also wished Seokhyunk explained to the ballerina why he didnt want to marry although there is an implication he doesnt want to use her and that if he marries her, it will be because he loves her and not as an excuse to avoid an imagined scandal.

    I like Ki-young’s maturity.. it looks like he is the only one who is the quiet, talented, full-brained, speak my mind kind of Guy in the Drama. I like his Character.

    And now off to wait on the next episodes.

  86. 86 Lilian

    Shin is still clueless about love I guess, like what his sister says! I think he will mature towards the end…

    but I loved the ending where they showed behind the scenes clips. You can really see how close they are in real life which makes it fun to watch coz they have great chemistry….but then again, it makes kissing each other awkward! XD

  87. 87 luvmydramas

    During that kiss, was anyone else thinking he would say “Don’t make the pig nose” ? Looked like her kissing style didn’t change much since then. LOL

    • 87.1 krisv

      i think its because gominan and gyo won are both innocent here, first timers….it should be the guy who should guide just what JKS did in etude house cf but i guess the intention of the kiss here is not to show their feeling but just to show the audience that they are couple already..

      if you see the bts kiss of PSH and seven in Goong, PSH initiated the kiss so it all depends on what the director would like to imply

  88. 88 yeng

    I think this drama is really cute in the beginning….but now is getting a bit messy and absurd. The director is being coward and indecisive. He wants to get back with his ex but feel otherwise? Shin is being too childlish. Up till this point I was expecting something fresh and interesting in this drama,but now I am kinda seeing the cliche here. The only hope here is to have ki young appear more and have more development because he is the only character that I can see to make the drama moving.

  89. 89 bangingkdrama

    As much as I love this drama I can’t help but agree that it is all over the place. In the mist of all the drama “troubles” behind the scenes, I think the core ideal of this drama has been lost.

    In this last episode, (11) I was enchanted by Shin and Gyu-Won’s “cuteness” in being a couple. I like the chemistry they had going and inside I felt “giddy” myself.

    But then mid-way through the drama it became as you had described Kaedejun “forced”. And it’s only the 11th episode, we have 5 more to go.

    I’m curious on how this will play out.

  90. 90 capscorp

    this drama is soo gay.. its a remake of boys over flower with main lead being like kim hyung joon’s character cold n liking an older girl fugly as hell… koreans need to stop with nose plastic surgery.. its looks like her nose will fall off any minute… n flower girls group .. etc etc.. dumb as hell..

    • 90.1 kate

      you are so rude and disrespectful. who are you to use the word “gay”? do you even know what it means? why must you use much a term? and if you think that, than why don’t you give up watching this drama. also, the girls in this drama didn’t get any nose job done so why don’t you get your facts straight.

    • 90.2 MarienneFate

      – hey, you seem irritated with this drama?? i think it’s not a remake of boys over flowers because in every Korean series, the director’s, scriptwriter or the whole production staff they always want uniqueness and a good delivering of the stories, so it is not what you think of. and don’t talk like you seem so insecure of the girls because of their nose. you don’t personally know them.

  91. 91 Viki

    i agree with your rants.

  92. 92 heartstrings :)

    I don’t really like how controlling Lee Shin is of Gyu won. ;/
    I understand he cares for her a lot and they have cute moments together but giving her an ultimatum? like really?
    don’t feel that’s the correct way to “protect” her. He can suggest; ordering her is just going too far I think. he’s ONLY been dating her for, what, a week? if he truly wants to protect her, he should be there for her. Protecting and helping her through whatever she goes through. running away from problems isn’t the only way to “protect” her. she still needs to go to school you know. standing up to the bullies is what Gyu Won is strong enough for.

    I must admit, the date with Shin was just too cute and I couldn’t take my eyes of how adorable they were. I was already almost on the Shin KW team until he gave another one of that stupid move with the ultimatum. lol
    I tend to agree with a few above posts about the chemistry. don’t hate me now 😛 but I feel she has more chemistry with the director than with shin.
    I feel, while the director may seem cold at times, he’s the one that truly has a heart. He doesn’t sugarcoat anything but he’s still there to cheer up KW. seems like he’s protecting her more than shin has in things that he can control. he even stepped down just to protect KW. talk about being unselfish. he could have easily just let her get all the flack while going on with the “glory” of being big shot producer.
    he’s a man while Shin is still a boy.
    I thought Shin has grown up but the writers are backtracking that :/ first with that stupid “like me just because” to a desperate measure of threat “go and I will leave you”.

    the writers had better redeem Shin in some BIG way before he ends up with KW. (it’s so obvious Shin will end up with KW. just the way kdramas are and tendency to favor the bad boys. this drama has been building up all around it in particular)

    curious to see how the drama will be developed and concluded in the next 5 eps. I’m getting mixed directions here.

  93. 93 Ranisa

    i’ve only watched this episode today and based on Gyu won’s look, I believe she won’t leave Shin and run to the Institute to explain. I think when Shin hugged him, she realized that he really wanted to protect her. There’s no way she’d leave Shin after that because she wouldn’t want to hurt him. Maybe she and Shin would try to find a way to solve the issue and they would face it together.

    The whole scandal story is confusing but walking away and leaving Shin will make no sense. If the writers and PD decided that Gyu Won needs to leave Shin, that would really be disappointing.

    This drama has a lot of potential but the BIG STORY is missing. There’s no major conflicts or looming situations that could make the 100th a special event. The gayageum has been put aside. The story was swayed with fans’ request of romance for the two leads.

    I can’t help but think that the original story could have worked, although it is flooded with a helluva conflicting subplots meant for the other characters. They even made Ki-young’s role less significant, all because fans wanted the director ad GW story. It’s frustrating to think that they sacrificed a good story to make the fans squeal. But the saddest part of it is, it didn’t work for Korean fans, and international fans, although elated about the romance between Shin and GW, are starting to get confused with how the story is heading.

    Heh, maybe I’m just frustrated that Ki-young’s role didn’t really fly in this drama. But I am really frustrated with the lack of stronger conflicts.

    The weird thing is, after I’ve watched episode 11 and after I’ve ranted so much about the drama’s lack of a deeper and more interesting story, I am still looking forward to the next episodes. Conflicting emotions but I guess it can’t be helped. My fondness for Park Shin Hye is stronger than my own opinions of the drama. I just hope that she’s doing okay even with the drama’s plummeting ratings.

  94. 94 Thee

    Is it real for those 3D painting??? Any one knows where to find them in America?? I really want to visit once!

  95. 95 Mojo

    Preview of Episode 12:


    the preview is to die for!!!

    Shotokan you’re absolutely right!…seems like i keep on agree to anyone :3

    • 95.1 moidiom

      They’re hugging, they’re hugging!!!!!!!!

      @Mojo Have I told you I love you? THANK YOU for the tip!!!!!! I can go to bed happy now > < Can't wait for Thursday when Eng sub is available!!!!

  96. 96 honhei

    Thanks for the recap but i dont like your comments.!

  97. 97 Yuri

    I think the director quit because he didn’t want what occurred to the main actress of his previous play to happen to Gyu Won, when it was all done by jealousy of whom he was with. Although you think Yoon Su’s plan is valid, he couldn’t marry her because it would be marrying to PROTECT GYU WON, not because they LOVE each other. I think he did the right thing by rejecting her. If he accepted, it would have hurt Yoon Su much more later down the road.

    Lee Shin’s whole point of saying “If you go, it’s over between us,” is for 1.) he believes she wouldn’t leave because she likes him a lot and 2.) he was testing how far she really likes him. After all, she did lie to him about meeting the director. I don’t think it’s all technically out of line. It also shows that Gyu Won has a stronger sense of righteousness instead of selfishness.

    I think this episode was played out perfectly. They had the fight blend of drama and cute fluffy stuff in between. Relief, yaknow?! The drama is just getting heated, although the plot really doesn’t have a definite approach. Is it the jealousy and the ruining of Gyu Won/the director or the relationship and love of Lee Shin and Gyu Won?

    Oh, and could they possibly have any other greater chemistry between two characters?

  98. 98 ren

    Am I the only one who finds the grandfather super annoying? He’s so controlling. I mean, I understand his tradition point of view but still! He’s utterly ridiculous and I don’t understand why he still hates his own son, even though his son has had difficulties in life as well.

  99. 99 rosie

    @ moidiom: Totally agree with your comment below:

    “Side note: I totally believe Lee Shin is the best b/f character in dramas ever, not that I’ve watched that many of them. He is honest, protective, quick to admit fault, and wants to spend his time with his girl. What’s not to like? Anyone who’s been in love can relate how not wanting your loved one to be hurt. Keep in mind, for this character this is his first relationship so he’s not that skilled, but his heart is in all the right places.”

    Lee Shin = Ideal Boyfriend in the Kdrama world… he is so real, not the cliche type of bf.

    Loving Yonghwa… Hope if Shin Hye doesn’t end up with her “Hyungnim”, she hooks up with the talented, funny and awkward Yonghwa!!!! Anyways, the best thing that can happen to anyone is fall in love with a friend and keep him till the end…

  100. 100 cAMILLE

    i wanna ask. is the art galllery here really exist in south korea?

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