Drama Recaps
Color of Woman: Episodes 1-2
by | December 8, 2011 | 102 Comments

The cable deluge is upon us! I’m glad to report that some of the brand-new selections look quite promising, as is the case with the adorable Color of Woman, which turns out to be a lot more feel-good than the descriptions made it seem. It’s a lot warmer and friendlier than “two careerwomen in a fierce rivalry,” because as it turns out, those rivals are also friends with a quirky relationship and enjoyable chemistry.

In fact, what this drama has going for it is fantastic chemistry all around — each main cast member has great rapport, and a different dynamic, with the other three.

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BYUN SORA (Yoon So-yi) is not your typical bookish wallflower — you know, shy and retiring. She’s assertive and frank, in a no-nonsense way that suits her life in academia, analyzing all problems with a logical, scientific approach. She’s not haughty about her intellect, but her matter-of-fact approach can ruffle feathers. Like when she tells a higher-ranking colleague that her idea is better, without sugarcoating the message or feeling her way around the office politics.

Sora has always been first in her class, has her doctorate, and is on her way to becoming a university professor. Except that when she uncovers that a senior professor has been engaging in misconduct and reports it, the university decides it would rather let her go.

Refreshingly, Sora’s not supposed to be ugly (or “drama-ugly”), which is a nice change since it’s always unintentionally funny when a drama slaps glasses and ill-fitting clothing on a model-striking actress and expects us to buy that she’s unattractive. But Sora’s unkempt appearance does tie into her character, because she doesn’t believe in painting on a mask of cosmetics and hiding your true nature under a glittery facade. “You’re thinking I’m harsh,” she narrates, “but I’m just confident. Or at least I was…until that happened.”

The “that” to which she refers is revealed to us piecemeal, and it’s not some huge traumatic shock but the lingering sting from a relationship gone sour. She doesn’t understand what happened, but tries not to dwell on it.

But it rears its ugly head one day when she comes home early and finds her boyfriend making out with another woman, and the bastard tells her that it’s because “I don’t want to sleep with you.” She’d probably be able to shake it off more easily if only it didn’t recall a similar scenario from her past — the dreaded “that” — when a guy ditched her with those same words, shaking her confidence in herself as a woman just as it had been budding. Worse still is that the other woman turns out to be her roommate.

That would be WANG JIN-JU (Lee Soo-kyung), who is Sora’s polar opposite. Sora was at the head of their class in high school, Jin-ju was at the foot. She’s flighty and superficial, and calls herself a model rather than the more accurate term, unemployed. She’s mostly concerned with finding a hot catch of a man to marry, certain this is possible because of her looks and her feminine wiles.

To be fair, Jin-ju’s not overstating her appeal; it’s true that she has men falling at her feet, and she knows just how to work a situation to her favor. She practically radiates light, and even Sora has to admit Jin-ju has a magnetic charm. It’s interesting that she’s not a bitch or an evil schemer, since most characters of this type are pretty hard to swallow, but Jin-ju has this irrepressible cuteness that mitigates her ego. It seems like she and Sora have reconnected fairly recently, which explains why they’re not super-friendly despite going way back.

It does take an episode or perhaps the full two for her to grow on you, but I think Lee Soo-kyung manages this character beautifully. At first they seem like they’re poised to become frenemies, but you begin to see flashes of actual friendship develop, which makes this an interesting pair.

Next is Sora’s longtime friend KANG CHAN-JIN (Shim Ji-ho), who is adorable. They’ve been friends for a decade, went to the same university, and these days Chan-jin regularly drops by Sora’s house for dinner. He’s a brand manager at cosmetics company L’aura, and when Sora loses her teaching job she decides to interview for his company, since she has helped him prepare marketing materials in the past and knows the firm well. She joins the marketing team.

When Chan-jin and Jin-ju meet, she eyes him with interest, sizing up his looks and specs as a potential match. He’s happy to flirt right back, and they establish a light, joking relationship, both poking fun at the uptight Sora.

Chan-jin exudes an easy charm that works well with Sora’s stiffness, and he knows her well enough to take her grumpies in stride. It’s enough to want to root for him to take that friendship to the next level, if not for…

…YOON JUN-SU (Jae Hee!!). He’s the newly arrived director of headquarters at L’aura, and the instant he and Sora clap eyes on each other, it’s incredulity and chagrin for both. Jun-su’s a sunbae to both Sora and Chan-jin from their university days, and whenever they run into each other, inevitably they end up sniping at each other.

Granted, the animosity is more on her end than his, but they’re equal sparring partners, and their fast-flying retorts are wittily written and fun to watch. It’s amusing that they both find each other exasperating, but don’t see what Chan-jin and Jin-ju readily do: That they’re totally alike. Jun-su also tackles problems with an intellectual, facts-based approach and veers on uptight.

Jun-su has taken this position because his father, the company head, has fallen ill, but you get the sense he’d rather be off pursuing his own scientific interests. He has a friendly relationship with Chan-jin, and when the latter mentions Sora’s flaws, there’s an interesting flicker of interest in Jun-su’s expression that belies some other feelings underneath his cool, witty exterior.

Through a misunderstanding, Jin-ju is introduced to the L’aura offices and takes the opportunity to interview for a secretary opening. She scores the job. Sora is not thrilled but sighs and takes this in stride, even though she’s immediately hit up for Jin-ju’s number when it becomes known they’re roommies.

Thus begins the setup of both women starting at the same company, both determined to stick it out here and become successful. One of the drama’s more interesting points is the curious friendship between the two ladies, because I was all ready for them to go at each other with bitterness or at least prideful rivalry. And yes, Sora does kick Jin-ju out of her house after the boyfriend-cheating incident, giving her a week to get the hell out of Dodge, as she deserves. But Jin-ju is bubbly and warm — self-absorbed but not malicious — and manages to worm herself back into Sora’s (reluctant) graces. She even helps Sora get revenge on her two-timing ex and cheers her on. Jin-ju is definitely frustrating at times, especially in the first episode, but ultimately I find her winning.

You can practically see the dollar signs flashing in Jin-ju’s eyes when she meets Jun-su, immediately smelling money and prestige. She eyes him with even more interest than Chan-jin, and starts to work her mojo. A drink-off between the ladies demonstrates the differences in their dating approaches:

Feigning drunkenness, Jin-ju gracefully maneuvers herself into a piggyback ride by Jun-su, while Sora…tries the same and flattens Chan-jin into an inelegant heap. Ha.

So that’s the setup. It’s fairly straightforward stuff, so what makes this drama work is partly its breezy tone, and partly its characters. The atmosphere hits a nice balance between cutely funny and introspective, with voiceovers by the two ladies providing additional commentary. It’s not heavy, life-and-death narration like the kind we get in Thousand Day Promise, but in-the-moment thoughts that undercut a moment with humor.

For instance, as Sora recalls that painful encounter with the (first) guy who didn’t want to sleep with her, she regards the lace underwear she’d bought when she thought they would get intimate, thinking, “First love is like white lace panties. From the moment you tear open the package, it can’t ever be as white as it first was. It can’t turn back. It leaves only regret.” Her voice goes from wistful to grim, making it extra funny.

In bits and pieces, it comes out that Sora and Jun-su have history, hinging upon something that went awry that they’ve been dancing around ever since. Jun-su confronts Sora wanting to talk about “it” and clear the air, once and for all, but she balks. She declares that she’s totally over it, but she’s overcompensating and he knows it.

Still, she refuses to discuss it — it’s pride, but also something more, as though talking about it would make it hurt all over again, and she doesn’t want to allow that weakness. So she says she doesn’t want to know whatever that “misunderstanding” was, and they keep up the bickering.

In flashbacks, we see how their relationship had started back in college. In typical Jun-su fashion, he’d started by listing all her flaws and pointing out how she’s not his type, and wrapping up by saying, “But seeing that I like you anyway must mean I really like you.”

They’d had a cute, normal budding courtship that culminated in a run through the rain that led them to a hotel room to dry off. He’d sat there nervously, while Sora had worked up the nerve to kiss his cheek. She’d gone to shower, anticipating that they’d sleep together, only to find that he’d left. She’d looked out the window to see him running away, stopping only to call back, “I don’t want to sleep with you.”

Additional flashbacks show us the scene from his point of view, which is mostly the same except that we see how jittery and nervous he’d been. Clearly there’s an explanation for his behavior, but he doesn’t override her protests to tell her, so for now it’s a mystery to us.

That means that when they continue to bump into each other, they’re working this vibe that’s a mix of sexual tension and antagonism. He likes to push her buttons, maybe to wear her down or maybe because it’s just fun to get a reaction out of her. She’s the type to react immediately and candidly, so the gratification is pretty instant.

It gives us an added little moment of satisfaction when Jun-su bypasses Jin-ju for Sora instead, and to Jin-ju, this makes absolutely no sense. It’s not ego this time, but genuine bewilderment: How could he see us both, and pick her? Does not compute in her brain. It sounds obnoxious, but Lee Soo-kyung plays it befuddled and cute so I laugh instead.

Since Jin-ju’s so sharp when it comes to reading men, she’s the first to catch on to that vibe between the two exes, and she wonders to Chan-jin, who was completely oblivious, of course. If they dated, wouldn’t he have known? But the idea is planted in his head so he asks Jun-su if it’s true, floored when he hears that they did date, for a time. They didn’t tell people, and then it was over.

What makes this dynamic extra fun is that Chan-jin is such a close friend to Sora that they’re free and easy with each other. Chan-jin is free to tease her, get in her face, put his arm around her — and seeing that dynamic makes Jun-su the teensiest bit jealous. It’s not full-fledged yet, but I’m sure we’re getting there, and when we do I’ll be clapping my hands in glee.

But wait, it gets better! Jun-su has some intuition of his own, and he asks Chan-jin whether there’s something between the two of them, as well. He can sense a vibe, and it’s not coming from Sora. So…is Chan-jin harboring secret feelings for his friend? All this while? And covering it up by acting the cheeky playboy? Agggggh I love that.

(It’s particularly satisfying because in the beginning, we’re set up to think that this pairing never happened because Chan-jin wasn’t attracted to Sora, and when she asks him to describe her “as a woman,” he deflects the question. When in fact, it was the reverse.)

So: Sora and Jun-su are exes and have unresolved sexual tension. Sora and Chan-jin are comfy old friends, except one of them perhaps wants to be more and the other is oblivious. The boys are on friendly terms, and both of them are sharp enough to figure out that the other boy has an interest in Sora.

Then there’s Jin-ju, who’s eying both men looking like the cat that got the cream. All the while, the two ladies are working on their own brand of friendship, at first bonding against their (or Sora’s) better judgment, and then because they genuinely like each other. And it’s not all about Jin-ju freeloading and wearing Sora down; there are reciprocal gestures on Jin-ju’s part. Like her giving Sora a makeover and a nudge into claiming petty vengeance on her ex, or ordering Sora to spend one entire night relaxing with some pampering.

With both women at the same company, we get a chance to see both of them working their way up in completely different jobs, and with vastly different operating styles. They’re both strong-headed women, but I suspect both will find that their worldview needs some tweaking. Sora’s so intelligent that it can be intimidating, but on the other hand, she’s so blunt that she may struggle to advance, because she’s unable to use flattery to curry favor.

On the other hand, even though Jin-ju couldn’t do Sora’s marketing and research job, she’s got charm out the wazoo, and she’s not entirely wrong about appearances being important. Through an unfortunate series of events, Sora gets stuck with the misconception that she’s dirty and smelly, and although you can blame Jin-ju for some of that (she hogged the bathroom so Sora couldn’t shower), there’s truth to her comment that “If you paid more attention to your appearance, this wouldn’t have happened.” If she looked put-together on a daily basis, people wouldn’t assume the worst of her on her one bad day.

Sora believes looks are irrelevant, but that can never be entirely true, can it? Inasmuch as Jin-ju’s extreme materialism is misguided, so is Sora’s stance in the opposing extreme.

I wasn’t sure what to think of the actress replacement, because while I like both Eugene and Yoon So-yi, they aren’t exactly two actresses that you’d consider for the same role. Having seen the show now, I’m really liking Yoon So-yi in the role, enough to think that it’s perhaps even better off this way, character-wise.

Both are gorgeous women so it’s a stretch for either one to play a disheveled bookworm, but Yoon So-yi’s got such a firm grasp on who Sora is as a person that her representation seems very credible to me. I find it believable that Sora is the way she is, that she disregards her appearance, but isn’t so judgy about it that she won’t put on some makeup and heels herself. It’s just not her usual self.

This may be a superficial point, but I think it also really works that both Yoon and Lee Soo-kyung are tall, statuesque actresses. They’re being presented as diametric opposites — or maybe two sides of a coin? That would be better — and from a purely visual standpoint, it works better when one side isn’t towering over the other, much more petite side.

There are a number of other story threads at play, like the office politics and the quirky characters who work there — the always-hysterical Ahn Sun-young (Dream High) and Sung Dong-il (Can’t Lose, Chuno) are among the staff — but I’ll let you watch those for yourself. There’s a pretty great book-to-face bit that’s a laugh-out-loud moment.

And because it must be said: YAY JAE HEE! I’ve been dying to see him (1) back onscreen again after 3+ years, and (2) in something that makes use of his talent, so I’m really looking forward to this role for him. Already there’s buzz about him and his appealing character, which bodes well for him and for the show. He’s always had sharp comic timing and I love him being quick and banter-y, and as always, I am a fan of anything that makes use of his arsenal of facial expressions:

Basic info: Color of Woman airs on Mondays and Tuesdays on Channel A.

Directing is Kim Soo-young, who was a co-director with main PD Hwang In-roi on both Return of Iljimae and Goong S.

Writing is a team of four (yay, teams!): Lee Shi-hyun (While You Were Sleeping), Choi Yeon-ji (Nice Man), Jeon Yong-sung, and Park Hyun-jin (Romantic Movement, Lovers of Six Years).

I likely won’t be able to write recaps for every episode, but I did want to weigh in with my first impressions, and I’ll definitely be watching more. Ah, if only there weren’t so many dramas on the schedule…which is probably a good problem to have, ultimately.

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102 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. pop09

    ‘m imagining she’s Eugene…:)i wonder what’s gonna happen if she’s lead,i really love her and waiting for comeback but too bad her sister got an accident:(..’m still gonna wait for her next comeback:)..

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    • 1.1 mnstpdu08

      Ditto.

      What’s up with Jae Hee’s hair. Totally not liking it.

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      • 1.1.1 D

        i think the hair looks fine, at least in the screen caps.. it cud be worse u know?

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  2. koreampuff

    aha! I watched this, and fell in love with it. It’s a drama that gives me quite the breather :) I’m sure some angst will follow min-climax, but it’s definitely a must-see feel-good drama! I LOVE IT SO FAR :) haha hopefully it doesn’t disappoint. the frankness of the characters is awesome.
    you have cable surprising us on one side with these kind of new refreshing dramas… and typical melo and archetypical dramas airing on the big three…. I don’t know. I’m feeling to hop over :) so far watching Ten, Flower Boys Ramyun Store, Vampire Prosecutor, and this – and I Need Romance was the first cable drama I’ve watched, and they have a really new and refreshing appeal!

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  3. koreampuff

    I was going to ask if I could interview to recap this if you guys wouldn’t (coming from me, that shows how much I like it – AND OMG JAEHEE <3 FAVORITE CHARACTER ROLE I'VE EVER SEEN HIM IN), but it seems like you guys are so yay! :) so happy haha

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  4. Linda165

    Thanks JB. I don’t want to read too much because I haven’t watch it yet and don’t want to spoil it. But seeing the screen caps it looks like Yoon So Yi has put on some weight since WBDS. She looks great! No more sunken cheeks.

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    • 4.1 Linda165

      So… I ended up reading the whole thing. Now, to wait for the subs :)

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      • 4.1.1 jandoe

        any ideas who’ll be doing the subs? it sounds soooo good i hope it gets picked up by someone!

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        • 4.1.1.1 VivaldisMuse

          Ive seen some on viki! At least they were starting to sub :)

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        • 4.1.1.2 Linda165

          The first episode is already 99% translated @ Viki

          http://es.viki.com/channels/6261-the-color-of-woman

          For now, the videos are available, at least in America.

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          • 4.1.1.2.1 jandoe

            thanks Linda and VivaldisMuse! :)

            off to watch it soon muahaha

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          • 4.1.1.2.2 Birthday Girl

            I saw this and OMA—I can’t wait! I really like this show

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  5. milkmustache

    I was scared that Lee Soo Kyung would have a bitchy, obnoxious role, but I’m glad that that’s not the case. Her character is actually really cute and bubbly.

    In any case, JAEHEE!<333 He looks adorable! This drama was probably the cable drama I wanted to see most, other than that Vegetable shop one with Ji Chang Wook. :)

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  6. uirang

    Hey javabeans! I find your recaps sooo addictive! LOL!
    It’s like watching the drama itself but in a different (but good) way. As I remember it, I read Boys over Flowers here before actually watching it. LOL!
    More power to yah!

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    • 6.1 momogi

      second that.
      Gosh javabeans, your words is like magnet to me, always pull me in.

      too bad I can’t watch any of these cable dramas. So I’ll look forward to your next recap.

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  7. Calannie

    OMG … Jae Hee! /wipes drool off chin
    I have been patiently waiting for his comeback and here it is! If he isn’t the sexiest thing, I don’t know what is.

    as Cha Chi Soo put it to Eun Bi in Flower Boy Ramen Shop,

    /licks lips HARD CORE!

    hahahahaha

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  8. AuntieMame

    Thank you! After watching the raw of the first two episodes, I had a sense of this drama. But, without subs, I was hoping to read your take on this drama. And, you have confirmed my sense about this drama.

    And, you are not kidding about the deluge of dramas. Was there a conspiracy with the cable stations and every drama had to start at the same time?! sheesh . . .

    So many of the dramas, such as Fermentation Family, Padum, Padum, What’s Up, look so promising, but there’s really not enough time to watch all of it.

    BTW, the wackiest has got to be “Vampire Idols”. It has taken food service delivery to new heights, in ep. 2. (This show reminds me of the cheezey Power Rangers show.)

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  9. mellowyel

    JAE HEE!!!! *faints*

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    • 9.1 mellowyel

      this looks great. definitely going to watch this one

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    • 9.2 danna

      YAYAYAYAYAY!!! *collapses into a puddle of glee

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  10. 10 Mia

    oooh looks good to watch ^^

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    • 10.1 jenny

      yeah i agree!!! yayytayayyayayayayyayayayayyayayayayyayayayaya!!
      i need something light and refreshing liek this =DDDD

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  11. 11 alua

    Sounds actually pretty good! Haven’t looked at the RAWS yet, but will probably wait for the subs and then give it a try. You’ve gotten me interested

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  12. 12 taraLuvJJ

    thx JB, i just read your recap cuz it’s to watch this drama without subs.. maybe i just when it came out on dvd hehehe.. for JAE HEE welcome again in dramaland!

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  13. 13 taraLuvJJ

    thx JB, i just read your recap cuz it’s so hard to watch this drama without subs.. maybe i just when it came out on dvd hehehe.. for JAE HEE welcome again in dramaland!

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  14. 14 taraLuvK

    sori bad connections so my comment appearing twice on screen..
    bad typing too.. i mean i just wait when it come out on dvd..

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  15. 15 mellowyel

    also random, but the singer in the song JB posted sounds a lot like the guy from Standing Egg – the same person, or no?

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    • 15.1 pohonphee

      Clover do you mean? I think Clover has higher vocal pitch. And you can always check 해브어티’s video on Youtube, they are different people.

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  16. 16 MEL

    Yey. I’ve been looking forward to this drama with the three leads-love them, the 2nd male lead I’m not familiar with.. Too bad you can’t always recap but, I will faithfully wait for that since I’ve been on the ship ever since Jae Hee is in this, love him in anything, aint he just adorable???! LSK is one of the most versatile actresses be it melodrama or slapstick–(My Country Calls, her comedic pairing w Ryu Jin is one of the best ever!) YSY, I’m a new fan of hers, she seems to be able to pull off any role too. Fighting to all four, I’m glad to know that two female leads are friends.. As for Eugene–she’s pretty good with uptight roles too and would have been able to bring her brand of acting to any type of drama, hope her sis gets well soon..

    Thanks and am looking forward to future recaps…

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  17. 17 danna

    Thank you so much for weighing in JB, didn;t know if you’d ever get the time to share your impression because of all the other dramas you are recapping anyways…..I haven’t been able to see the episodes yet, though I have been trying to do so desperately ever since the trailer was released..looks cute as hell!!! tomorrow is the day I guess…I’m coming for you Jae Hee!!!!!!!!

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  18. 18 h311ybean

    OMG now I want to watch this drama. The story sounds great and Jae Hee’s facial expressions in the screencaps alone make me want to see it all acted out!

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  19. 19 Arhazivory

    Oh man. I was just gonna read the first paragraph and ended up reading the whole recap. It really pulled me in and I wanna watch it. I think though….that I’ll leave it alone until its done and treat it as a marathon drama. XD

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  20. 20 Cam

    BANZAAAAAAAI ~~ ! ! ! \^____^/

    This drama made me soo drooling/exciting to see my favorite actor JAE HEE ~~ !! I will try to watch this drama, keke ~~ :D

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    • 20.1 Zoya

      OF COOOURSE! :) Glad to see Jae Hee & Thanks for this recap!

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  21. 21 VivaldisMuse

    Thank you so much for the recap :)
    I’m so happy Jae Hee is finaly back!

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  22. 22 pistachione

    Jae hee’s facila expressions excites me a lot to watch this drama. I sooo love him!! wee.. something to be hooked up to..weee

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  23. 23 aardvarksmile

    It’s so good seeing JaeHee again and seeing his in good shape. I’m also relieved that his character isn’t as flat as previously described (seriously, the marketing team should reconsider doing this job).
    I’m also relieved that Yoon SoYi’s character isn’t another copy of Ugly Betty.
    Hopefully the subs will be available soon, although I must say that I grasped quite a lot from the raw… The first ep was so interesting that I didn’t even try resist from watching the second one.
    Gosh, why do all the nice dramas air on Monday-Tuesday? It totally disrupts the beginning of the week for me. My strong will fades when confronted with so much goodness.

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    • 23.1 Ashley

      I was wondering why parts of this plot sounded familiar… And then you said “Ugly Betty” and it all clicked into place for me :) Not to say this is a copy of that show or anything, but at least it has some of the same elements.

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  24. 24 nuri

    JaeHee!! *speechless*

    Thank you so much JB!

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  25. 25 DarknessEyes

    looks like a fun drama. might watch it :)

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  26. 26 bluelime

    thanks for the recap!! =)

    i finally decided to watch this series after reading your wonderful recap!! thanks!! =)

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  27. 27 djinni

    ok.. you have convinced me. i have to watch this drama now.

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  28. 28 neener

    I’m gonna put this on my list!!!

    I love the story!!!

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  29. 29 jubilantia

    Yaaay! This is unexpectedly wonderful. I watched the first couple of episodes of Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, and Jae Hee is just so adorable. He has a really distinct wide-eyed look that does lend itself well to a lot of expressions.

    I’m excited to see where this one goes! Thanks for the summary.

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  30. 30 mollyP

    Javabeans, Im begging you to recap this. Please, please will YOU recap this? (in your own time of course- don’t stress about keeping up with the drama releases). My knees are raw from kneeling on the ground, desperate for you to recap this! The reason I would love for you to do this is because you adore Jar Hee as much as (if not more than) I do, and I would love to see your take on the only drama that has (hopefully) truly done him justice since DGCH! I would love to recap this- but since Im not a Korean-speaker, Im afraid I might miss out on things- and of course one needs to be an engaging writer to do recaps (which I like to think I am but its a matter of opinion). But you recapping this drama would be the icing on the cake!

    Anyway, thank you for the summary!

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  31. 31 asianromance

    Thank you so much, javabeans!! I was not too interested at first, even though it is a Jae Hee comeback (been burned by his last two dramas). But now i really want to watch it! And thanks for all the Jae Hee screen caps!

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  32. 32 Ashley

    Where can I find this? I’m curious about it…

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  33. 33 Cynthia

    Thanks for this unexpected recap, JB – frankly, I wouldn’t have given this one a second thought but after reading the recap, will definitely be watching.

    There’s so much stuff airing, it’s difficult to remember what coming and who’s in it – this was a nice surprise.

    My most unfortunate (and disappointing) drama try was “Vampire Idol”. JUST. HORRIBLE!! Really, REALLY, horrible. It was supposed to be fun and kicky and campy.
    Not.

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  34. 34 dls

    OOh this one looks interesting….
    Thanks for the recap

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  35. 35 bbm

    JAE! HEE! sigh… i missed him so much…
    how long is this drama? i hope it’s not too long, i’m juggling soo many dramas lately, plus variety shows, it make my head dizzy :P

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  36. 36 shirubang

    wow! this looks really interesting! i didn’t even notice that that was jae hee~ lol, i’ll be sure to check it out! just from reading, i can tell that the characters have great chemistry! C:

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  37. 37 junie

    Yay! I watch this because of Jae Hee and it turns out the be quite a quirky drama… Hooray to the cable!

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  38. 38 Katie

    I loved the first episode…but the choice of music at the end…”Tomorrow” is an awkward song for that bit.

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  39. 39 luraaa

    I have found a drama to watch during winter break, together with a Thousand day promise.

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    • 39.1 luraaa

      Oh my goodness, now I remember.

      Ryan Higa of YTF (or more known as nigahiga) reminds me of Jae Hee especially with the facial expressions.

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      • 39.1.1 Linda165

        Omo, you’re right!

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  40. 40 Y

    Just watched the first two episodes of the drama!
    Better than expected and i like it cuz its so different from other korean dramas. Finally we have a main female lead who’s different from the rest!

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  41. 41 Joy

    The Rihanna song playing while they were drinking beer was so distracting! Kept trying to sing along to it dammit.

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  42. 42 via

    JB.. you makes me want to watch this drama.. I love Lee so Kyung, since she played Loving you a thousand time, and I was surprise when she played in When my country calls, she can take comedic role too… I just hope in this drama she will have at least one of the boys here (Jae he or Yoon Yi best friend). I hate her in Daemul, she didnt get any of one of those 2 boys she get involved.

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  43. 43 Brenda

    Ahhhh obviously i just want to watch this drama for Jae Hee!!!! (i still need to reserve some time to watch witch amusement)
    But your recap sounds promising since it looks like one with four likable lead characters (which is suprisingly rare in kdramas isn’t it?) I’ll keep it on my immensely long to watch list, i still have a few other dramas to catch up on, ahhh 2011 is going by too quickly! Thanks JB! :)

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  44. 44 Ani

    Kyaaaaaaaaaaa. Dramafever get on this ASAP. Yes yes, I know. Viki is on it. But sometimes DF loads better. But whatever. Jae Hee is back and I’m loving it. X)

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  45. 45 D

    hey…so so ecited about this drama..thanks so much n i hope u continue until the end.. :) :)

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  46. 46 ivy

    JAE HEE!!!! I love this guy! Will watch this because of him. hahahaha! <3 <3 <3

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  47. 47 lolly

    do a recap for what’s up ,would love to read your review on the show

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    • 47.1 amhrancas

      wow.

      I mean, that’s not demanding and rude or anything. D:

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  48. 48 Yukie

    THX!!!!

    your reviews is really spot on!! i love the relationships between the ppl and I do like the fact that Jinju is not a tipical biatch =P

    Was laughing throughout the epi eventhough I’ve only watch the first epi! Cant wait for the sub to hurry come out =)

    Loving this show..

    Btw plz change Changjin pic =P he is apparently so handsome in e epi kekekekekeke

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  49. 49 sugarpunch

    Thanks Javabeans! this show won me over with your recap! gonna watch now!

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  50. 50 Hipployta

    I loved the first episode and glad for this recap spoiling me for the fun to come…I’m looking forward to this show. Cable is doing it big this year.

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