Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 6
by | November 15, 2011 | 213 Comments

This drama is candy-coated crack laced with Tabasco. How can a drama be so many things? It’s cute, it’s hilarious, it’s witty, it’s addictive, and it’s HOT. What I love about this show is that it’s got oodles of heart, but it’s always better when that heart is couched in wit and sexual tension and lots and lots of toilet humor.

 
EPISODE 6: “A Secret That Cannot Be Told”

Kang-hyuk playfully earns a candy from the little girl sitting across the aisle. Never too young to identify the pretty. Sigh. He gets up to go to the bathroom and runs into Eun-bi, where she tells him not to sell the ramyun shop.

Once alone, Eun-bi carefully takes out her constipation meds, and with another glance to make sure she’s alone, she opens it up and gets ready to swallow…

When Chi-soo comes bursting in from the traincar behind her. He knocks her hand with the medicine down, taking her face in his hands. He shakes her, asking if she’s crazy, what she thinks she’s doing. Oh no, do you think she’s trying to off herself? Hahaha.

Kang-hyuk comes out, exclaiming “Park Chi-soo!” In his anger, Chi-soo punches him in the lip, and the funnier part is the giant beanpole goes down in one swing. Heh. Eun-bi rushes over to tend to his bloody lip, which further infuriates Chi-soo.

The three of them get off the train and have it out on the platform. Eun-bi screams at Chi-soo, wondering what on earth he’s doing. “I said I’d be out of your life forever!” He screams back, asking where she thinks she’s going.

She replies, “I’m going to my dad,” which of course further serves to convince Chi-soo that she’s thinking of dying. This kind of misunderstanding just cracks me up. He’s hysterical about it though, which is adorable and endearing. So is the fact that he’s standing there in his jammies.

Chi-soo yells, “Do you think they’ll accept you there?” HA. Your tactic for convincing her not to kill herself is to argue she won’t get into heaven? He says that she got fired down here; what’s the likelihood they’ll take her there? “Do you think your father would be happy if you took drugs and went like that, you crazy woman?!”

Eun-bi rails back, asking if she’s not allowed to lay her father’s ashes to rest just because she has no money. She admits that she bought a train ticket and medicine and doesn’t even have enough for flowers. Thinking this is about her being an unemployed slacker, she screams, “Can’t the unemployed lay her father’s ashes to rest? Can’t the unemployed buy some poop?!”

HAHAHAHA. She said BUY POOP. Hahahahaha.

Both guys gape. “Poop?” “Poop?” And then Kang-hyuk hilariously mimes constipation, with a knock on his belly and a little X with his arms. Pfft. She looks up pitifully, confirming the diagnosis.

Chi-soo looks down at the packet he’s holding in his hand, called Woo-Roo-Roo-Ssa, which is like “Whoosh, Go,” but go as in go to the bathroom. Heh. He cringes. Yup, it’s a laxative all right, just by the name. Eun-bi demands to know what he’s doing here, and why he wants her meds. He stares down at the packet in horror, and screams as he takes off running in the other direction.

Eun-bi tends to Kang-hyuk’s lip wound, commenting that he sure is squeamish for such a big guy. She asks how he knows Chi-soo, and he winks, saying that their encounter was more like a blink. He suggests that Chi-soo must’ve had some business here, but she’s more skeptical.

Chi-soo sits in the train station, freezing his ass off with no money and no phone, and finds that the little girl from the train has a cell phone for watching Pororo. He sidles up to her and gives the classic Chi-soo line that she’s pretty, complete with a wink.

Daddy Cha doesn’t answer, and neither does Hyun-woo, and Chi-soo leaves a dramatic message like he woke up in hell or prison or worse, and screams into the recorder to be picked up at once. The little girl feels so bad that she gives him her blanket and candy before leaving. Her dad asks where her blanket is, and she says, “I gave it to the homeless man.” Ha.

As Chi-soo sits huddled in the train station, we rewind to the night before, when Eun-bi had said her goodbye at school. It’s even clearer this time around, the change in his face when she puts her hand on his heart. He’s falling hard.

Later he sits in Hyun-woo’s café, holding Eun-bi’s nametag and lost in a haze. He asks his friend what it means when someone starts acting differently all of a sudden, like playing a new sport.

Hyun-woo thinks he means that So-yi is dieting or something, but Chi-soo says no, not like that, but “When someone’s hair swishes back and forth like a unicorn’s tail, and when her body glistens like a mermaid.” HA. I love Chi-soo in love so SO much.

Hyun-woo wonders what kind of sport looks like that, and Chi-soo asks what it means if someone says to live a nice life. Hyun-woo: “It means they’re going somewhere.” Chi-soo freezes. “GO?”

He rushes over to the ramyun shop, but finds it closed. There’s a sign on the door in crayon that she’s selling the place. Kang-hyuk walks up and greets him as Hong Chi-soo, and Chi-soo demands to know where “his wife” is.

Kang-hyuk says she’s not his wife anymore, and says she’s “In a happier place.” Chi-soo murmurs to himself that she must’ve gotten dumped. Again. Kang-hyuk suddenly calls Chi-soo by his proper name: “Cha Chi-soo, are you happy?” He scoffs at the question, as if it’s a given when your name is Cha.

He tosses and turns in bed that night, clutching her nametag and going over all the events of the past day, what they could mean. He zeroes in on her apology and final-sounding goodbye and rushes back to the ramyun shop in a panic, now thinking the worst.

He finds it still closed, and this time he sees the stack of all her teaching books left out on the street for anyone to take. He calls Hyun-woo in a panic, asking what it means if a twenty-something woman gets dumped, fired, starts acting out of character, and throwing away things that are important to her, and leaves on a trip. Where is she going?

Hyun-woo thinks about it, and says it’s either a trip to clear her head, or… the LAST TRIP OF HER LIFE. Hee. I love that the more serious it gets for Chi-soo, the funnier it is for us. He freaks out and starts driving around looking for her, and happens to see her just as she’s getting into a cab down the street.

He chases her to the train station and runs in just in time to see her standing at the pharmacy counter before walking away. He runs up to ask what kind of medicine she bought, and the pharmacist insists that it’s a patient’s privacy.

Chi-soo flips out over the technicality, thinking of course that her life is on the line, and demands to know what kind of medicine he gave her. He accuses the guy of just handing out dangerous meds all willy-nilly with no cause. The pharmacist counters defensively that she was in bad condition, weary, and in dire straits. Hee. This constipation running gag just won’t stop being funny.

Back in the present, he sits up in bed, still wearing the Pororo blanket as a cape, and clutching the laxative in fury. “Yang… Eun… Bi… So humiliating!” Daddy Cha comes in and Chi-soo refuses to acknowledge him as his father (because he didn’t answer his phone last night). “I have no father! This is my father now!” *holds up Pororo*

Outside, Dad asks his secretary to find out exactly what Chi-soo was up to last night. “And find out more about that guy, the one Chi-soo says is his father. What’s that guy’s deal?” LOL. Secretary: “Pororo? He’s a penguin.”

At school, Chi-soo’s buddies play back his super dramatic voicemail message on speakerphone, demanding to know where he was and why, since he made them run all over town searching for him.

He swears up and down that it was no big deal and that he just wanted to go there is all, and storms out. Hyun-woo catches up to him in the hall and asks why Teach was there. Chi-soo says it was for her father’s ashes, and then looks at his friend in shock, “How’d you know it was Intern?”

Hyun-woo just smiles knowingly and says he must’ve been worried about her, and Chi-soo guffaws that that’s ridiculous. Hyun-woo: “Then why’d you go all the way there?” … … … Chi-soo has no comeback for that, and hits himself over the head in frustration.

He sits in the gym watching other kids play basketball, but all he sees is Eun-bi, hitting her volleyball, glistening with sweat and bathed in angelic light. He darts up shaking his head, ” No. No, it can’t be… why would I… that kind of woman… like there’s some shortage of women around…” I’m so satisfied that his feelings torture him. Such sweet victory.

Eun-bi visits her dad’s ashes, wondering how he could be smiling like that when his daughter’s insides are so tangled up. (I love that the constipation is even a metaphor for her internal pain.)

She remembers that he even smiled on the day she threw the championship volleyball match. The coach asked how Eun-bi could do such a thing, and Dad had answered, “If it’s Eun-bi, she can. Because she’s special.”

Eun-bi: I really thought I was special. I thought as I grew older, I’d become more special. But I’m not. I eat more, and I know more, but I just grow worse. Is this what it means to age? To realize that you’re worthless, that you’re nothing? Acknowledging a little more every year, that I’m not that special after all? Is it like that?
Kang-hyuk: No. It’s not because you’re aging. It’s because you haven’t yet met the person who’ll tell you that you’re special.

Awwwww. He puts up flowers, which wouldn’t be so touching except for her pointed comment earlier about not being able to afford them. He says that this is what it means to grow older, and pulls her close with a hand on her waist. RAWR.

He turns to Dad and says that they’ll live well together with a smile. So cute. And then he wraps his other hand around her waist, and leans in… omo! Closer, closer, and then in a panic, she raises her fist right under his chin, probably knocking his jaw loose. Ha.

They walk along the shore and he complains about his jaw, but she retorts that he shouldn’t joke around like that then. He turns to her, “I wasn’t joking.” He puts both hands on her shoulders and looks straight at her. “You’re special, Yang Eun-bi.”

And then on his close-up, we see that now he’s got two matching band-aids, one for Chi-soo’s punch and one for hers. Pffft! He tells her that being her father’s daughter makes her special to him. “But from now on, I think you’ll become special to me in a different way.”

He adds that he’s nervous, judging from her violent reaction earlier. He says this is what he was trying to say earlier, and wonders what she thought he was trying to do, accusing her of having her mind in the gutter. Cheeky.

He runs off to play on the beach, but in about thirty seconds, he’s already lying in the sand. They frolic, they play, it’s adorable.

Chi-soo tries to convince himself that what he thinks is happening cannot be happening. Yes, because willing yourself to stop thinking about someone is such a good method for exorcising that pesky feeling thing. He calls So-yi out for a movie date.

He’s distracted the entire time, so they switch movies and end up watching one about volleyball, which Chi-soo watches with this silly grin that could melt a polar friggin’ ice cap. Gah.

He turns to So-yi and asks her to try tying up her hair in a ponytail, with the excuse that he thinks it’ll look pretty on her. He shakes his head no and directs her to tie it up high, and then shakes his head no again, like something is off. Or, maybe, is it, THE GIRL?

He asks if she doesn’t have any yellow rubber bands instead. Oh Chi-soo. He leaves his date dissatisfied, and calls the boys, deciding this is something that has to be partied out of his system.

His friends ask if he’s okay, and he suaves that it’s about time for him to make an entrance… and then downs the rest of his APPLETINI. Pffft. This drama’s eye for character detail just cracks my shit UP.

He joins the guys on the dance floor, and then someone’s ponytail catches his eye. That’s Eun-bi’s hair. He makes his way through the crowd, searching. The sound of her heavy breathing rings in his ears.

He makes his way to her, mesmerized, and reaches out to touch her. It turns out he’s imagined her of course, now legitimately hallucinating visions of Volleyball Eun-bi in the middle of the dance floor. He trembles to realize how bad he’s got it.

He leaves the club and Hyun-woo chases after him to ask if he’s okay. Chi-soo: “I’m going to end up in the hospital this way. I have to go see with my own eyes. That woman.”

Meanwhile Eun-bi and Kang-hyuk arrive back in Seoul. I love that she has to constantly yell at him not to lie down in random places. She tells him to go first, and she stops by the same pharmacy again, to ask for some ointment for scars, and some more Woo-Roo-Roo-Ssa.

Kang-hyuk arrives at the ramyun shop to find Ba-wool waiting outside, bags packed. He feeds him ramyun, quoting a common saying from parents, that he feels full just by watching Ba-wool eat.

Kang-hyuk: “So… do you want to be my kid?” (He says ja-shik which is also what you’d say if you were swearing at someone, but he means it in the parent-child way.) Ba-wool gets angry, and then Kang-hyuk pulls out a note, again in crayon, a Help Wanted sign asking for part-time employees.

Ba-wool asks if he really owns the ramyun shop now. “And what about Eun-bi noona?” Kang-hyuk: “I’m her owner too.” Ba-wool doesn’t like that so much. Kang-hyuk leaves him in charge of the store while he attends to some business… on the toilet.

It turns out now he’s constipated too, and he smiles, “Did I catch it from her?” Hahaha, are you actually grinning because you might’ve caught her cooties? Why are you so cute?

While Ba-wool is the only one watching the store, Chi-soo arrives with Hyun-woo, and immediately it turns into another brawl. Chi-soo doesn’t understand why they’re fighting again, since he told So-yi to see Ba-wool too, and besides, he NEEDS to see Intern.

Ba-wool growls at him not to mess with people’s hearts that way, and Chi-soo scoffs that Ba-wool’s one to talk. “Aren’t you dating So-yi for the same reasons I am? Because she’s pretty?” That’s just fuel to Ba-wool’s fire and he lunges at Chi-soo.

They end up tearing the place apart, and when Chi-soo shoves some tables at Ba-wool, he uses all his strength to push them back, knocking Chi-soo into a bookcase that teeters and falls…

Everyone gapes as it starts to fall right on top of him, and then Kang-hyuk appears and swoops in to block it. Holding up the bookcase on his back, he asks, “You okay, Park Chi-soo?” Heh.

Kang-hyuk sits the boys down and declares that from now on, all three of them will be his children. They will be the new employees of the ramyun shop. While that’s all fine and good for Ba-wool and Hyun-woo who both need jobs, everyone takes issue with the idea of Chi-soo working there.

Eun-bi arrives in the midst of the discussion to find the shop torn to shreds. She zeroes in on Chi-soo. He gets up, adorably eager to see her, rambling on about how he’s been trying to get a hold of her all day. She slams down her bag of fruit at his feet.

Eun-bi: “Don’t come near me, Cha Chi-soo.” She calls him disgusting (in the clingy way), asking if he really had to take it this far. He stammers, realizing that she’s misunderstood, and tries to explain.

She grabs the empty ramyun pot on the ground and holds it up for him. “Here. Isn’t this what you wanted to do? Isn’t this why you followed me onto the train? Here, hit me. You said you got anger stress because of me, right? When I see your face, I’m all stopped up in here, that I think I’m going to get sick and die.”

She can’t believe that getting her fired wasn’t enough, that he had to ruin her trip to see her father, and now he’s torn apart the ramyun shop. She tells him to hit her until he’s satisfied, and then never appear in front of her again.

What kills me is his face the entire time she says all this, just crushed and angry and hurt. He finally hangs his head, gives her a searing look, and then walks past her toward the door.

He stops to ask, “Is that woman an employee here too?” Kang-hyuk confirms it. Chi-soo gets that evil glint back in his eye. He walks back in and picks up the Help Wanted sign, “Fine, I’ll do it.”

Everyone gapes. Ba-wool: “YOU?” Eun-bi: “WHY?!”

Kang-hyuk announces that the application process for Eun-bi Ramyun is now closed, and all positions have been filled. He and Chi-soo shake hands, to the horror of everyone else.

Chi-soo: “Don’t call me a part-timer. Call me Intern.” And then he turns to Eun-bi…

“Or… you can call me oppa.” *WINK*

Goddamn that wink! Aaaaargh. I will not fall for it. I will not fall for it. Sigh. Resistance is futile.

 
COMMENTS

I’m not even sure I want anything to change, because I could watch Chi-soo confusing love for heartburn and following Eun-bi around to annoy her FOREVER. Seriously, I’d never get tired of it. I want so much for him to stew in his feelings until he goes batshit crazy. That said, I love that Eun-bi’s now got a matching symptom, and well, between hormone-laden Chi-soo and grabby cheeky Kang-hyuk, that tiny ramyun shop is gonna be sizzling.

I like that besides the flirty bits, Kang-hyuk continues to play Dad’s role in the shop and in Eun-bi’s life. It’s clear that she’s lost without Dad, despite her refusal to admit it, and it’s so sweet that Kang-hyuk is her connection to dad in so many ways. He’s obviously been raised in Dad’s spitting image, and carries on his legacy — that cooking ramyun isn’t about filling stomachs so much as filling empty souls with warmth and love.

He sees lost kids and wants to help them, raise them like Dad did for him, and that just makes me go, awwwwww. I also adore that at the end of the day, Chi-soo’s still a kid, and that Kang-hyuk has to save him like a dad. I like the idea that as Chi-soo thinks of him as a romantic rival, Kang-hyuk might end up being more of a father figure to him than his real dad is.

My favorite kind of drama families are the ragtag kinds that form over strange circumstances, that begin at odds and then eventually grow to be more loving than a real family would be. There’s something about the idea of making your own family that always gets me right in the gut, and the way this episode ends has me even more hopeful for where we’ll go from here.

 
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213 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. lw

    YAY!!

    • 1.1 pabo ceo reom

      Alright, serve me my bowel pretty boys!

      • 1.1.1 pabo ceo reom

        I meant bowl! My god, how ironic of a typo….

        • 1.1.1.1 ednacutie

          LOL!^_^

        • 1.1.1.2 Marina

          LOL! At first I thought you did it on purpose because of all the constipation & poop talk!

  2. Dalena

    I’ve been refreshing all day!
    THANK YOU!

  3. jazza

    thanks!! i was waiting for this, this whole morning…

  4. kirst3n

    It keeps better and better! Ah, another week of torment. :(

  5. viana

    excellent

  6. gossip_lover

    LOVE this drama! thanks for yet again, another wonderful recap!

  7. nonski

    wow! thanks GF, superfast recap! i have been waiting for this coz i wasn’t able to do anything last night with my connections, and i have to wait for today!

    off to read…

  8. Dangerousgoods

    Awesome recap :D I definitely must catchup with the episodes!

  9. Gachan

    huaaaaa,,………that kind of wink,..makes me die,..

  10. 10 JoAnne

    so FREAKING good <3

  11. 11 Fiercediva

    You are so right about the attention to detail. I love all the connections between Chi Soo saying Eun Bi was something he stepped in and labelling her Poop on his phone, only to be humiliated by saving her from taking a laxative! I love that Eun Bi`s ringtone before she removed the battery was Minnie Ripperton`s “Loving You.” But most of all I adored Chi Soo running out the door in his jammies and Ugg slippers with no money or phone like Geum JanDi running to hospital with mismatched shoes at the thought of Gu Jun Pyo in trouble. His phone call message and the bit with the girl and her blanket was pure comedy gold.

    • 11.1 Jomo

      For the younger uns, most of the lyrics, as they do repeat:
      (My favorite lines are italicized

      Lovin’ you is easy cause you’re beautiful
      Makin’ love with you is all I wanna do

      Lovin’ you is more than just a dream come true
      And everything that I do is out of lovin’ you
      Maya Maya Maya Maya… do do do do do

      No one else can make me feel
      The colors that you bring
      Stay with me while we grow old
      And we will live each day in the springtime
      Cause lovin’ you has made my life so beautiful
      And every day my life is filled with lovin’ you

      Lovin’ you I see your soul come shinin’ through
      And every time that we oooooh
      I’m more in love with you

      La la la la la…
      Doot-n-doot-n do doo
      Ah…

      • 11.1.1 nonski

        :) love this song!

      • 11.1.2 Kim Yoonmi (Surname first)

        Did you catch the lines as his friend picked up the phone from the background?

        Bruno Mars: Just the way you are.

        “Yeah, I know, I know, when I compliment her she won’t believe me
        And it’s so, it’s so, sad to think that she don’t see what I see”

        Which is EXACTLY what happened when he complimented her.

        The lyrics also fit in other ways…

        “Oh, her eyes, her eyes, make the stars look like they’re not shining
        Her hair, her hair, falls perfectly without her trying”

        What did he say to his friend? Her hair falls perfectly like a unicorn, mermaid, etc.

        I don’t think that’s coincidence. The placement of lyrics is purposeful and something to watch for. (The rest of the song fits her too…)

        • 11.1.2.1 Jomo

          I know! If they keep using non-K songs, I will be getting a lot more hints from the OST than usual.

          And I think someone else mentioned we heard “When I fall in love, it’ll be forever…” when he was at the cafe.

    • 11.2 riin

      I also love it how sometimes (well in this case almost all the times) the soundtrack songs also tell us the story that is left out the conversation and expressions.. like before the scene where Chisoo is talking about the unicorns and maremaids. it gives another level to the show :)

  12. 12 :D

    Oh look here’s my crack! Yay :D

  13. 13 unniegee

    Love ittttttt!! watch the ep with no subs then read the recap here ..so excited for next week!

  14. 14 Tammie

    Thank you! I can’t wait to watch it!

    I find it interesting that American toilet humor grosses me out and makes me angry, but Korean toilet humor has me laughing hysterically. Bring on the constipation! lol

    • 14.1 Birthday Girl

      OMA i was laughing soo hard throughout this episode!! [i don't think i have ever done that] HAHAHA KEKEKEKE HEHEHE

    • 14.2 scarlett

      way to go toilet humour literally and figuratively…

  15. 15 Raitei

    Thanks for the recap! This drama just keeps getting better and better with each episode. Now, I’m off to watch subbed ep. 5. :D

    • 15.1 jubilantia

      OH GOD WHERE ARE YOU FINDING IT SUBBED

      Sorry, I’ve been trying to hold to dramafever, but it’s not there yet.

      • 15.1.1 Shukmeister

        Soft subs at http://www.doramax264.com – they have the first four, and the last two should be available within the week. FYI.

      • 15.1.2 Lovelyloo4

        Minyuhsubs.tumblr.com to watch subbed
        5 and 6 are up right now

  16. 16 Joy

    This drama gives me the fuzzies.

    • 16.1 Joy

      You forgot the part where he screams pitifully “RIGHT NAHHHHWWWW!”

  17. 17 Roggy

    BUT I DONT WANT HIM TO EUN BI’S FATHER FIGURE!!! Saying that is puntucturing a hole on his ship :(

  18. 18 Alvina

    Poor Bean-Pole Sexy Panda keeps getting knocked around. STOP BEATING HIM UP haha.

    Anyway, what do you guys think? I’m still on the ship despite heavy winds and rough waters. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

    • 18.1 Ani

      I love him as her romantic interest, but I especially love him as a father figure. It reminds me so much of Kawato Koichi and/or Yankumi. I think I’m still sticking with this ship, but I actually felt sorry for Chi-soo near the end there when Eun-bi started railing on him. That does not mean I’m anywhere near to jumping ship, so don’t you worry about it Cap. Imma stick around even after the crickets have gone home.

      • 18.1.1 Alvina

        Gokusen reference! I can see what you mean…
        I think K-drama romcoms have trained me to always root for a pairing. Actually, if this was a J-drama, I would restrain myself from shipping because you NEVER know what might go down :P

        I do like what girlfriday is suggesting though. I mean, the references were everywhere starting episode 4.
        There’s so much sexual tension everywhere!
        Part of my problem, though, is that Chisoo is a GREAT kdrama hero while Kang Hyuk is such a cutie. I mean, he’s the ‘nice guy’ lol.

        Maybe I should take my sister’s strategy and just love Crazy Chicken?

        • 18.1.1.1 Ani

          Holy Cow, don’t even get me started on my adoration of Crazy Chicken. I’m rooting for him 100%, I just really wish they don’t end up pushing for So-yi as his one true pairing, because right now So-yi doesn’t deserve CC. Hell, CC deserves better.

          • 18.1.1.1.1 Marina

            I hope so too! Crazy Chicken needs someone who will love him for him and not run off the moment another pretty boy like Chi-soo winks at her!

    • 18.2 hopesofgreen

      I’m still totally on this ship. Chi-soo is cute and all but Kang-hyuk is sooooo adorable. I say bring on the heavy winds and rough waters!

      • 18.2.1 Little Lulu

        I really wanted to go on board this ship but I’m totally torn. So, I guess I’ll just be a mermaid.

    • 18.3 nonski

      you girls started without me, okay i am still on this ship, and 101%crazy over CC. but please our ship’s hero should gather his acts together before Intern gets snatched by Oppa! stop sleeping and get your butt up.

      seriously tho, i could see chi-soo doing all he can to get Intern Eun bi. ahhhh, how much longer can our ship hold girls?

      • 18.3.1 Alvina

        We need to update to a cruise liner to compete with Cha Chi Soo haha.

        Our tiny boat of hope isnt going to last much longer… :/

  19. 19 Severine

    Yay! Thank you, Girlfriday! Never thought I’d look forward to Mondays and Tuesdays so much. :D

  20. 20 tomobuddy

    Thanks u for such a fast n detail recap ^^

  21. 21 sam

    Thank you! Can this show get anymore hilarious..loved every bit of it and can’t wait to see it after subs come out. SOO GOOD to see Cha Chi Soo going CRAZY IN LOVE.

  22. 22 Biscuit

    This drama kills me. The amount of times my stomach twisted in this episode because I tried to contain my inner girlishness was too much.

    Dear show, I love you (for producing Kang-Hyuk and Chisoo).

    • 22.1 Biscuit

      Edit: No, I did not say that in reference to the toilet humor in this episode! Honestly!

      It’s midnight my time and I almost died keeping all the giggles within XD

  23. 23 Jomo

    Thank you for this loverly written recap.
    You made it sound as fun and breezy as it felt.

    I am all a-ga-ga for JIW in this one.
    I know we have wondered aloud why after doing revenge heavy RoI and melo heavy 49 Days he would “risk” a romcom to further his acting career. He must have seen something in the teenage character’s growth arc that he couldn’t pass up.
    He is hi-LAR-ous doing the over the top adol-infant, then, suddenly touching being confused and lovelorn.
    The swishing unicorn tail and glistening bit should have been ridiculous on all levels, but we saw it just as he described it, and felt his wonderment…until the dragging needle sound effect!

    And HY is a beautiful beautiful man, as in broad shouldered MAN. The opposing scenes with the little girl: HY is the amusing confident father, while the same tiny lady treats CS as her pitiful child who needs her candy and blankie more than she does – showed how each of their roles in EB’s life will end up.

    I watched both 5 and 6 raw, and laughed out loud through both. I really can’t wait to see how much funnier it will be once I understand the language better. But really, with this type of acting, everything is written on their faces, it is funny with just the physical comedy.

    • 23.1 Jomo

      Should be: KH is a beautiful man.

      By the way, I LOVED KH’s sweater with the trees, the stars and the night sky. I would wear that if I could get my hands on one.

      • 23.1.1 maya

        After I read your comment, I kept looking at his sweater..hahaha. It’s so unique.

      • 23.1.2 ladida

        Gotta love a tall man in a sweater. Reminds me of Lee Dong Wook in Scent of a Woman!

  24. 24 bqmonkna

    yay!! thanks for the recap im hoping the show will just land Eun Bi with Kang Hyuk and just make it where Chi Soo learned something. either way it goes… Lee Ki Woooooo!!! :-)

  25. 25 gominam

    thank you!!!! been waiting since this morning….just reading the recaps made me laugh really hard….am loving this drama to pieces…

  26. 26 flowerboyramyunshop_fb

    warning: DO NOT READ THIS when you’re in the office. like if you don’t want to be caught giggling or smirking alone in your cubicle and be mistakenly thought a psycho.

    • 26.1 Dee

      bahahaha! SO TRUE!
      i wish i had seen this sooner – cos i did just that!!

    • 26.2 Elena

      too late

      • 26.2.1 windjae

        i just did that

    • 26.3 Marina

      Too late for me!
      I had to stiffle the giggles so that my coworkers wouldn’t turn around or the person on the other side of the wall wouldn’t think “weirdo” when they saw me in the hallway.

  27. 27 fangirl.

    I read the recaps before I watch the actual videos because I know the subs won’t be out for another few days and I just can’t wait to know what happens in the next episode! I love that this drama is showing us that it has as much substance as it does eye candy.

    sigh* Now to wait for the next episode… on Monday!

  28. 28 Anonymous

    OMGEE I love this drama!!!!!

  29. 29 ck1Oz

    Thank you I laughed. so hard at your review. and your reaction .

  30. 30 h311ybean

    Thanks for the observation about Kang-hyuk being like Dad – I was thinking the same thing when he sat the younger guys down and gave them a talking-to. The only thing missing was hitting someone on the head with the ramyun pot, but Eun-bi sort of took care of that.

    Waaah, now I have to wait until next week to find out what happens next!

    • 30.1 Alvina

      I know what you mean. I found it so endearing that they are realistic. I mean, most dramas that portray a high school student, either make them too young or too mature acting wise.

      Somehow, everyone is just right for their age range…realistically.

      • 30.1.1 h311ybean

        Yes, even though I know Jung Il-woo has played adults, professionals and even dead people before (heh), he’s so believable as a high-schooler because he acts to well. (Some of his F5 friends in this show look creepy, but I just ignore them. :-p)

        And I can never have enough Ba-wool love. Those dimples! :D

    • 30.2 h311ybean

      Also? The one bad thing about this drama is that I am now craving noodles constantly. Maybe I can have “noodles for lunch week” soon.

      • 30.2.1 Ani

        Hahaha, I used to eat noodles (ramyun/ramen/saimin) all the time. Hell, it was a constant for me growing up in the South Pacific (eggs mixed in, spam mixed in, sausages, etc.), but after cutting back on it due to the sodium, I just never really have the taste buds for it now. Even watching 1N2D and FBRS doesn’t make me want any noodles. Although, it makes me want to make some nice steamy food like curry. Yum yum yum!

        • 30.2.1.1 h311ybean

          I grew up (and, apart from grad school, am still based) in roughly the same area and ate ramen all the time, too! (I still eat some on occasion, and I love it best with egg mixed in.) Of course, I’m also concerned about additives, so the noodles-for-lunch that I’m thinking of are the non-instant type :) Ramen, pho, soba, spaghetti, haha!

  31. 31 PanraYang

    I swore that I wouldn’t watch anymore dramas cause of school, but OMG. This drama is Heaven! Thanks for the recap!

  32. 32 mnstpdu08

    LOVE IT! Thanks for the recap. I’ve been waiting for the past couple of hours. It was totally worth it. I can’t wait to see subbed.

  33. 33 wopey

    SEWW KEY-YOOT!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  34. 34 Zoeee

    Thank U Thank U!!!! This drama takes forever to be sub and till then the recap satisfys my curiousity!!! I am soooo loving FBRS<3 A good Korean drama is what keeps my weeks of school going, i only watch one at a time, since i am a bit of a drama addict.

    • 34.1 flowerboyramyunshop_fb

      there’s a fast and genuine subber of FBRS , check this tumblr . ^^ http://minyuhsubs.tumblr.com/. episode 5 is up :D

      • 34.1.1 flowerboyramyunshop_fb

        i said genuine because there’s a blog who only copies the vids without giving credits. ><

  35. 35 asianromance

    Thank you so much for the recap!! Kang Hyuk is just so odd and adorable! And the way he saved Chi Soo from the bookcase – hot!

    • 35.1 Roggy

      Agree! I also find it funny how he fell with one punch, but after he stopped a bookshelf from falling…. its obvious that first fall was so EB would run to him LOL

  36. 36 MJ

    Kang-hyuk making funny faces to the cute little girl across the aisle from where he was sitting and the little girl giving him Pororo candy. Too cute.

    Laughing at Chi-soo in his sleep wear chasing after Eun Bi from the train depot to the train looking for Eun Bi thinking she is about to kill herself when he spots her putting the open green packet of laxative powder up to her mouth.

    Cute little girl giving Chi-soo her Pororo blanket and Pororo candy at the train station before she leaves. And using cute little cellphone in a panic because he got no money, left his cellphone, no ride home. Laughing at Chi-soo.

    Towards the end of the episode…off the train @ Seoul Eun Bi & Kng-Hyuk crack up laughing at Kang-hyuk with his narcolepsy is about to fall asleep at the train depot post when Eun Bi stops him.

    Laughing throughout episode 6.

  37. 37 Stephanie

    Thank you JB!!!
    :)
    This made my day, seriously!

  38. 38 MeeisLee

    You guys (JB + GF) have been hashing out these recaps so fast lately. I don’t think I’ve seen such speedy posts in a while. FBRS has seriously got you (and many others, including me!) hooked!

    Now, if only subs could be released as quickly :<, I shall wait very anxiously until then!

    • 38.1 flowerboyramyunshop_fb

      minyuhsubs of tumblr are lightning queens ! check em out. epi six is out already. so far they are the most reliable . ^^

  39. 39 Lyanna

    I have been waiting for this the whole day! This is the first Kdrama series that I am watching as it is airing. Love this drama!

  40. 40 via

    I don’t think Kang Hyuk will be a father figure to chi soo forever, as soon as he knew that chi soo also have feelings for Eun bi, then he will be very jealous of him and he will not be able to handle himself.. LOL

  41. 41 flowerboyramyunshop_fb

    now the ratings are getting wild! epi 6 ratings :
    AGB
    2.628% average
    a whopping 3.22 peak! wooot!!

    • 41.1 railyn

      really?! wow!!! that’s good news!!! Yeheeeyyy!!

      • 41.1.1 Shukmeister

        I think it’s fabulous that FBRS and Vampire Prosecutor, both cable-only shows, are kickin’ butt in the ratings game.

        It just goes to show that people will watch a good product no matter where it’s located on the dial. I’m impressed with what I see from the asian entertainment venues, and I hope we’ll see more of in the States.

  42. 42 Sisa

    God, i really love this show! Really takes some stress out of studying for finals all day.

    I really love how Chi-soo is realizing that he loves Eun-Bi and all the ridiculousness that he gets into because of it.

    Seriously,
    “I have no father! This is my father now!”
    CRACKS ME UP!!! Keep on pouting, my pretty boy.

    • 42.1 flowerboyramyunshop_fb

      that pororo scene with daddy cha. priceless!

      • 42.1.1 Ani

        That penguin is freaking everywhere. It’s like Barney or Sesame Street (especially Big Bird and Elmo)
        from when I was a kid.

        • 42.1.1.1 Sisa

          Yeah, mine was hello kitty, i still get nostalgic when i see it.

  43. 43 cv

    Yay! hehehhe (sigh) Great recap as always! :) Just a few more days before the eng subtitled episodes comes out. I just can’t wait!!!awwwww!

    I like it that CS is in love….and so far, one sided. LOL
    I can’t wait to see where this leads too.As for KH, he’s hot looking, but it looks like his character in the show is a father figure to all of them who will be working for him.

  44. 44 Suzi Q

    I love the way the writers wrote this episode! Funny, witty, and so well written. My kudos!

    Just loved how Chi Soo misinterpreted everything Eun Bi said to him about not seeing him again. He is so into himself that she would OFF herself because of him.I think he is goings nuts over Eun Bi.

    I love the torture he’s going through in this episode where he’s running around in his jammies and uggs and without his usual self assured personae in his suit. Loved your analogy, and it reminded me of BOF too.

    Watching the episodes 5 and 6 Raw, so I appreciate your speedy recaps! Waiting too long for the next episodes to be subbed.

  45. 45 djinni

    i have a total noona crush on Park Min Woo. those dimples… sigh

  46. 46 cg96

    I watched the episode w/o subs and I really enjoyed watching it even though I had no idea what they were talking about.I read the recap and it made me laugh so hard.I have to remind myself next time not to drink water while reading the recap or I might end up choking on it.

  47. 47 j27844

    waah! and we have to wait for next week for the new episodes….

  48. 48 Lindsay

    Oh Cha Chi Soo, THAT WINK. “Call me oppa” asd;lka;lsda I am dying, I love the chemistry between Lee Chung Ah and Jung Il Woo so so so much, hahaha. I can’t wait until the next interaction they have where we can hear those ringing bells again! ^__^

    Also, I’m definitely hoping we see a real connection made between Chi Soo and Kang Hyuk outside of any romantic rivalry over Eun Bi…there were a few moments tonight (him saving CS from the bookcase, the silly reaction to Chi Soo demanding to be called an intern that wasn’t focused on but I saw it anyway, KH!) that really made me want to see what a friendship between them would be like. Chi Soo could use more people in his life to tell him how it is.

    • 48.1 Werefoxter

      yup, Chi Soo needs some older brother and role model, especially since his owl dad is sort of immature and hasnt really raised him well. I think all of them are pretty immature though, in some aspects, in the peculiarities of our behavior. it is like, we grow as human beings for all our lives. in or out of high school, we dont act the wisest sometimes. the human society as a whole raises us. it is not just parents, but friends, strangers, children and the old. being a teacher, a parent doesnt guarantee to make a person smarter than the ones they are supposed to lead. but also, if someone is treated like a child, he will stay as one. looking after others is more important than being looked after in the sense of growing up. the feelings of responsibility and at the same time being necessary are important so we dont feel like a neglected child in this world. worse is being a parent to your parent….

      • 48.1.1 Werefoxter

        OWN dad, not owl. although it would be a bit better than a penguin…

  49. 49 pocoyo

    Girlfriday you rock! you are super hilarious!!! your comments crack me up. thanks for the recaps.

  50. 50 Ani

    Yeah, I love rag tag families in dramas, especially ones made up of people that don’t seem to belong anywhere else. I think it stems from my j-dorama/anime past (and present, heh) and my love for shows like Gokusen, ROOKIES, and Tumbling (etc.). XD

    • 50.1 Alvina

      I totally agree. Misfits finding each other is an awesome trope.
      Plus, it allows me to live vicariously through their experiences lol

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