Drama Recaps
Me Too, Flower: Episodes 13-14
by | December 28, 2011 | 45 Comments

All Hail the Godly Park Tae Hwa. He dresses in head-to-toe white, hates eating alone, and is the voice of reason in this bipolar drama, which takes after our OTP. He forces The Brat to clean a toilet and informs The Villain that she’s bat-shit crazy. Jo Minki, I am forever your fan. ::bows::

Warning: this will be long.

Episode 13

Jae Hee tells Hwa Young that he’ll break up with Bong Sun on the condition that he runs the press conference. A satisfied Hwa Young lets her assistant know that the press conference will occur tomorrow.

The next day, Jae Hee sits in front of a horde of paparazzi and tries to calm his thumping heart. Hwa Young watches from the side and recalls Dr. Park’s words about Jae Hee’s social phobia as the reporters complain about Jae Hee’s nervous silence. She tells Jae Hee that she can do the conference, but he rejects her offer. He reflects on his promise to Bong Sun and steels himself to address the room.

Jae Hee begins his speech as the parking garage boss runs in to inform Hwa Young that Ah In is outside, crying and hurt from an accident. She frantically runs out, but strangely ends up in a storage room. Jsut then, the manager locks her inside while apologizing profusely. He’s only acting on Jae Hee’s orders.

Jae Hee reveals that he was responsible for the noise marketing incident and gives a deep bow to ask for forgiveness from the public. He continues by saying he will step down from his position as co-president and informs the reporters that he will invest his own money to improve Perche. In the storage room, Hwa Young throws a fit and yells out Jae Hee’s name desperately.

After the press conference, Hwa Young rages at Jae Hee that she’ll never forgive him. Who would buy their products now? Perche’s reputation is ruined. He returns that he’ll never forgive her for starting this mess in the first place either. It’s time for them to go their separate ways. Wha. Did he really just say that? This isn’t a fake-out right? Hwa Young can’t believe what just happened and she freezes, thunderstruck.

Jae Hee greets Bong Sun as she gets off of work and they go for a drive. He makes small talk and mentions that he’s always wanted to drive her in his car. He indirectly asks her to stay with him — “You can sit in the passenger seat of this car instead of taking the bus all the time.” She compliments the car but gently turns him down.

He gives her one last chance to continue their relationship and lays down a potential “what-if” situation. Will she come with him if he gives up his wealth and career? She calls him a fool and tells him he shouldn’t throw those things away. He replies that he’s still young; money, fame, and status are re-attainable but she’s not.

Bong Sun confesses that she could never give up all the things she considers precious for him. She talks about how important she feels when she shows up for an emergency call; the people who need help look at her with such hopeful eyes, even though she’s young and mostly powerless. She she could never give up her job, so she can’t ask the same from him.

She tells him that the happy times she shared with him is enough. She tries to get out of the car, but Jae Hee grabs her hand. She begs him to let go, saying that she’s tired of fighting and getting her heart broken. His grip slackens and she opens the door. Before she leaves, she tells him that he looked cool and confident during the press conference, and to preserve that confidence all the time. With that, she steps inside her courtyard and the two lovers cry over their broken relationship.

The next day, Dr. Park has a consultation with Young Hee. He asks if she’s felt any stress lately, and she replies that it’s been really quiet in the store. Dr. Park reports back to Jae Hee, and they worry about the future of Perche. Dr. Park praises Jae Hee for taking responsibility for the marketing stunt, but scolds him for acting without Hwa Young’s consent.

Dr. Park tells Jae Hee that he stole a good chance for Hwa Young to regain her conscience. Cough. Methinks he has a little too much faith in his cousin. Jae Hee voices his concern for Hwa Young and Dr. Park tells him to worry about himself instead.

Dr. Park returns to his office and finds Dal working out(?). The office is a pigsty and he commands Dal to clean up her crap and move out. He wonders how a girl can be so dirty; he thought she was going to fly away in the night from all her farts. Puhaha.

He finally grabs one of her shoes and threatens to break it unless she cleans up. She refuses, so he splits the shoe in half. Oh dang. That was cold. She throws a fit until she sees the other shoe in his hand…and then we cut to Dal scrubbing the toilet with Dr. Park dangling her shoes from the doorway to ensure a thorough cleaning. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?

A couple of kids report that their bike tires were stolen and Bong Sun does night watch duty to catch the thieves. Maru stops by to give her coffee and comments that she’s pushing herself too hard lately. Working herself to the bone won’t cure a broken heart. No, but it does distract her.

The next day, Jae Hee oversees a workshop for store employees who practice explaining return policies. The parking manager informs him that the number of customers is increasing again, and Jae Hee gives an approving nod.

Suddenly, a slight accident occurs between the Chairman’s daughter and the drunken woman from the café and boardinghouse. Maru and Bong Sun arrive to resolve the situation, and Bong Sun informs the two drivers that they have to stop by the police station.

Jae Hee fails at ignoring Bong Sun and volunteers to act as a witness for the accident. At the station, she checks the alcohol content of the boozed chick and contains her for drunk driving. This actress is great. She really needs to star in her own film soon.

Bong Sun tells the Chairman’s daughter she can leave, and Jae Hee moves to follow the bakery owner out until Maru stops him. He needs to give a witness report before he goes, but Jae Hee confesses that he actually didn’t see what happened. Maru questions why he came to the station then, to which Jae Hee responds that he wanted to tell Bong Sun to take care of herself. She looks exhausted. Gee, I wonder why.

Hwa Young comes asks why Jae Hee’s been meeting the company lawyer, but he refuses to give her a straight answer. She brings up the Chairman’s daughter and asks what he thinks about merging Perche with the Chairman’s company. He replies that he needs time to mull things over and asks her to leave. She sucks at picking up hints and tells him they’ll talk about it later.

At the convenience store, Maru and Bong Sun talk about the Chairman’s daughter. Bong Sun thinks the daughter is pretty, with a solid background that matches Jae Hee’s status, which Maru frowns at. She quickly tells Maru to talk to the cashier girl, which causes Maru to flash her a nervous look. He eventually takes up her challenge and pays for his razor while shyly commenting that the girl doesn’t really speak. The girl smiles until she exclaims (with mixed swear words) that his sunbae has collapsed.

Dal finally gets kicked out of Dr. Park’s office and lugs her suitcase down the stairs when her phone rings. Maru informs her that Bong Sun fainted and Dal worriedly asks if her unni is okay. Oh, so you do have a heart.

Dal brings Bong Sun home and frets over her even as Bong Sun repeatedly calls Dal a biatch. Lol. Dal gives an exasperated sigh and asks when Bong Sun last ate. Bong Sun murmurs a non-answer and Dal goes to the kitchen to find an empty rice cooker.

At the same time, Maru approaches Jae Hee and informs him that Bong Sun collapsed from malnutrition. He should visit her and return her phone. Jae Hee tells Maru that he and Bong Sun are now strangers. Maru should go to her in Jae Hee’s place, which ignites Maru’s temper. Maru calls him less than a man, which Jae Hee doesn’t deny. He asks Maru to get a drink with him and Maru reluctantly agrees.

Maru talks about his family and reveals that he comes from a family of police officers. His brothers became officers because of their dad, and he became one because of his brothers. D’aw. That is so cute. Jae Hee responds that he’s envious of Maru’s family.

He asks Maru what he would do if his family became endangered. Maru says he’d fight to protect his family, and Jae Hee responds that Bong Sun is currently fighting to guard the precious things in her life. Jae Hee’s just respecting her fight.

Maru comments that Jae Hee is probably the most precious thing in Bong Sun’s life. Jae Hee admits that he’s hurting Bong Sun in the long run if he selfishly continues to hold onto her. Maru shakes his head at their complicated relationship.

Dal cooks dinner for Bong Sun, who refuses to eat at first. She wonders if Dal poisoned the food and Dal snaps that it’s better to eat poisoned food and die quickly rather than dragging her death out by starving. Point taken, Bong Sun takes a bite of the uncooked rice and salty soup. She glares at Dal, who brazenly states that Bong Sun should get better and cook herself if she wants a proper meal. Pft. Mom calls and Dal tells her to cook for stupid, malnourished Bong Sun unni.

A worried Jae Hee stands outside Bong Sun’s house until Mom spots him. She asks him who he’s here for but her question goes unanswered. She invites him inside, but he turns her down politely. He leaves, but not before calling her “Mother” like a son-in-law.

Mom feeds Bong Sun porridge and she brings up Jae Hee. Bong Sun reveals that they broke up and tells Mom to ask her stepsister for information. However, gorilla-face Dad barges in before Dal can give a proper answer. He shoots death glares at all three women and asks the obvious: is Dal his ex-wife’s stepdaughter? He tries to drag Mom outside, but Bong Sun holds him back as Dal tries to protect Mom. The three ladies soon break down in tears and Dad is forced to bite back his anger.

Dad orders Dal to get out of his sight. She tries to stand up but Bong Sun pulls her down, saying Dal doesn’t have to listen to Dad. Bong Sun announces that she’s allowing Dal to stay with her until her debts are paid off, which sets Dad off again. How dare she bring “this” to his house?!

Bong Sun returns that this is her house now. Ohoho. You tell that overbearing, insufferable man. She enlightens him as to why she didn’t follow Mom. If she left this house, he would have been all alone.

Bong Sun: I was worried that you’d be alone if I left when Mom remarried. And when you remarried, I decided to stay here because Mom might come back later. I thought that Mom would leave again if she ever came back to the house and found it empty. This house is mine because I protected it…

Mom cries in the kitchen while Dad leaves, smirking at how foolish Bong Sun is for worrying about other people when she can barely take care of herself. Okay, you’re an effing asshole. Your daughter pours her heart out to you and that’s your response? I thought there’d be some redemption for you but I really don’t want to see your face on my screen again. Ugh.

At home, Dal thanks Bong Sun for defending her and Bong Sun predictably shrugs off her gratitude. She tiredly tells a sniffling Mom to stay over because it’s late and heads to her room. Dal follows her to admit that Jae Hee only has eyes for Bong Sun. Nothing ever happened between him and Dal.

Dr. Park comments that the office is pin-drop quiet without Dal the brat, who actually sneaks in to surprise him. She correctly guesses that he doesn’t have anyone to eat with and Dr. Park flashes a mega-watt smile. They order black bean noodles and Dal peppers Dr. Park with questions about his private life. Where’s his ex-wife now? Why’d he get a divorce anyway?

He refuses to indulge her and she stomps out after he tells her that he’s not interested in her private affairs. Why should she eat with someone who isn’t interested her? Oh Dal. Forever the attention whor…I mean…lover. He yells that he’s a very picky person who doesn’t eat meals with people he dislikes or has no interest in. Puhaha.

Ah In and Jae Hee go on a pizza date and they decide to play a game. Jae Hee will draw the noonas that Ah In thinks are pretty as they pass by on the street. The feminist in me wakes up at the blatant objectification but the boys are so cute that I kind of let it slide. Ah In picks too many girls that Jae Hee starts to take pictures, which is a little creepy…but creepy is the theme for this drama so I’ll go with it.

Ah In notices Bong Sun walking by and calls her the prettiest noona. Kyah! I want to steal this little boy away. He’s too adorable. Ah In remembers Bong Sun as the noona who visited their apartment before. Jae Hee snaps multiple photos of her until she walks into a restaurant, where she meets her blind date. They share beers as Jae Hee watches sadly.

The initial meeting goes well and Bong Sun leaves with her date. Jae Hee returns to the factory and looks at the pictures he took on his camera as Mr. Bae coughs up a storm. Jae Hee offers to buy cold medicine, and while walking to the pharmacy, he sees Bong Sun with the other man.

He turns away to hide, but changes his mind. He steadies his nerves and walks purposefully towards Bong Sun. At the same time, her date reaches for Bong Sun’s hand. Wow. That was fast. Jae Hee passes them and he notes their clasped hands with a pained expression. On the other hand, Bong Sun puts on a calm, unaffected face and the two lovers pass each other in slow motion.

Episode 14

Jae Hee walks into the pharmacy, but can’t recall what he came in for. The pharmacist gives him eye drops because his eyes are red. At the factory, Mr. Bae reminds him that he was supposed to buy cold medicine. Aw.

Bong Sun’s date drops her off at home and asks her if she wants to watch a movie this weekend. She nods unenthusiastically, which Dal notes as she heads towards the gate. At home, Dal pesters Bong Sun and asks if Jae Hee is really no longer in the picture. Bong replies they broke up for reasons other than Dal’s interference, so she needn’t feel guilty.

Bong Sun sees a letter from a lawyer’s office addressed to Dal. She yells at Dal to get her shit together as she whips the letter at her face. Dal rips the envelope open and reads a statement that Park Hwa Young is firing her for a breach of contract. Damn. That’s cold.

A furious Dal walks into Hwa Young’s office and slaps the letter down on her desk, asking why she’s being fired. Hwa Young responds that Perche needs a top star to model for their company instead of Dal, who’s a nobody. Dal threatens that she’ll go to Jae Hee directly, but Hwa Young shoots her down. Did Dal even read the contract?

There’s a confidentiality clause that keeps Dal from saying anything about their payola deal; if she utters a word to anyone, she has to pay back three times the amount of the initial advance she received when she first signed the contract. Hwa Youg throws a packet of money at Dal and tells her to get out.

Dal calls Hwa Young a monster that’ll never receive love, which earns her a slap across the face. Dal retaliates with a slap of her own and leaves after slamming her car keys down. This was the most entertaining part of the entire episode. I’ll admit I rewound this scene.

Dal paces Dr. Park’s office and calls the hotcake ahjumma a witch who covers all the people around her with flour. She uses anybody for her own benefit and fights dirty. Dr. Park muses that the ahjumma must have a lot of problems, but scolds Dal for agreeing to follow the ahjumma’s evil plan.

She retorts that the couple didn’t break up because of her. And even if they did, then that’s their problem. They didn’t trust or love each other enough maintain their relationship. Well, you were a catalyst to the breakdown of their trust. Typical Dal. She’s always pushing off her responsibility onto someone else.

Hwa Young orders her assistant to lure a top star into modeling for Perche. He disagrees with her plan, saying no star will tarnish their image by helping to advertise a struggling company. She yells at him to give 3, 4, or 10 times the normal amount of money for signing modeling contract then. Kek. Even her assistant thinks she’s going crazy…

Jae Hee plugs in the flash drive Dal dropped off earlier and listens to all the conversations between Hwa Young and Dal. Anger and betrayal bubble up inside him as he realizes what Hwa Young has been doing behind his back.

And to speak of the devil, Hwa Young shows up at the handbag factory and witnesses Jae Hee listening to the flash drive. She immediately denies her involvement and hurries to destroy the laptop, but it’s too late. Jae Hee stands frozen as she drops to her knees and tearfully insists that she didn’t do anything.

He holds her as she continues to exclaim that the woman on the recording device isn’t her. I’d feel more sympathy for her if she just admitted that she was an ice-cold bitch. At Dr. Park’s office, Dal gleefully congratulates herself on bringing the hotcake ahjumma down, but later deflates at the lack of complete satisfaction. Is she actually growing a conscience?!

Jae Hee takes Hwa Young home and she brings up the time Jae Hee first confessed that he liked her. We flashback to when Jae Hee and Hwa Young worked at the handbag factory. Jae Hee tells Hwa Young that she will be the only woman to him. She looks away uncomfortably and quietly informs him that she picked a wedding date.

Back in the present, Hwa Young admits that she still recalls how he looked — his voice, his eyes, everything. Jae Hee also remembers that day; how can he not? She was his first love. He sits on the edge of her bed and reveals that he decided to become Hwa Young and Ah In’s guardian to honor his hyung’s memory and preserve his own conscience.

He says that he believed that he couldn’t open his heart to anyone after the accident. Yet when he met Bong Sun, something changed within him. He came to love her without meaning to. Hwa Young silently cries at his words and Jae Hee stands up to leave, saying that he’ll try to understand Hwa Young’s feelings and actions.

The next morning, Jae Hee invades Bong Sun’s house and asks for breakfast. She bristles at his crappy manners and tells him to fix breakfast himself. He smiles and then looks up into her eyes to apologize for letting her go. He recently found out why their relationship became so convoluted, but he can’t reveal how and why he knows. He asks her for another chance, but she gently declines.

Bong Sun brings up something she read in a book. She and Jae Hee act out the scenario, complete with 70s outfits and wigs. Are we in “Lights and Shadows” now? A woman went to drink tea with her ex and was trying to figure out why they broke up in the first place. As they sat, the ex-boyfriend kept playing with matchsticks. The woman then realized that his strange habit had caused the break-up. LOL. Yo, that is so stupid. Matchsticks? You broke up over matchsticks? Pft.

Bong Sun’s point is that if they re-start the fire, they’ll break up because they’ll make the same mistakes again. Oh, Bong Sun. Didn’t you watch “Can’t Lose”? It’s called communication. She goes outside and leaves Jae Hee murmuring that he doesn’t have a strange habit of playing with matchsticks. Yeah, I know. This analogy makes no sense to me either.

Dr. Park rudely wakes Dal and tells her to clean up again because he has an appointment. Bong Sun walks in before Dal gets her butt off the couch and the girls stare at each other in surprise. Bong Sun drags Dal away to question her motives for befriending Dr. Park. If she tries to seduce Dr. Park, Bong Sun will give her a beatdown.

Dal pulls Bong Sun back and declares that she and Dr. Park are lovers. Hahaha. Ew. She claims that she stayed with Dr. Park for the past couple days and that all the men in the world don’t belong to Bong Sun. She can do what she wants. Dr. Park sits flabbergasted at finding out the relationship between Bong Sun and Dal. Bong Sun stomps in and asks if Dal really stayed over, and he confirms it.

She yells that she’s disappointed in him; he’s no different from every man she knows. She stomps out and Dr. Park demands to know what Dal told Bong Sun. When he hears she said they loved each other, he kicks her out. Heh. That’s what you get for being so desperate.

Bong Sun complains to Maru, asking if all men enjoy being seduced by a coy, sly fox of a woman. He’s surprised she’s even asking. Doesn’t she know the saying “a fox is better than a bear”? Puhaha. I don’t know why I find that funny. Maybe it’s because he’s so blunt with how shallow all men are.

She hangs up on him after declaring that she’s going to check on the bikes. At the park, she spots a man cutting tires off the bikes and calls Maru. He tells her to refrain from doing anything until he gets there, but this is Bong Sun we’re talking about.

Sure enough, she approaches the thief to tell him that he’s ruining her bike. He catches a glimpse of her handcuffs and pushes her down to run away. This leads to a death race and Bong Sun follows the robber to the rooftop of a building. He quickly run towards the stairs and locks the door, leaving Bong Sun trapped outside in the cold without her bag and phone.

Hwa Young remains half-dead in her room and Jae Hee takes up her work at the company. Dr. Park visits Hwa Young, who confesses that she liked looking at Jae Hee. She just wanted to keep looking at him for the rest of her life, but things didn’t work out as planned. Dr. Park, sensing her craziness, advises her to see a psychiatrist, who’s a colleague of his. She adamantly refuses, telling him to get out while pelting him with pillows. You just proved his point, lady.

Jae Hee calls Bong Sun’s phone, which Maru answers. Maru asks if Bong Sun called Jae Hee at all today and Jae Hee’s sensitive superman senses let him know something is wrong. The other officers try to figure out where Bong Sun could be and the chief orders a search party to be sent out.

Bong Sun runs around trying to keep warm and yells at the top of her lungs, but nobody answers her call. She eventually takes a discarded box and newspapers to create a small shelter from the wind. At the same time, Jae Hee and Maru try to trace Bong Sun’s route with the supervisor’s help, who gives directions by mentioning the different restaurants that serve good and bad food. Haha. It’s how I give directions too.

They end up in a smaller neighborhood and Jae Hee gets out of the car to look for Bong Sun, who’s slowly succumbing to the cold. She fights to stay awake and starts to go through a haze of hallucinations.

The first is Dr. Park, who’s dressed in all white and sitting in his regular chair. He asks what the most precious thing to her in the world is, and she thinks to when Jae Hee carried her to her door after the night in the cabin. Dr. Park then asks her another question: what does she regret the most in her life? Her mental answer is when she refused to feed Jae Hee this morning.

She starts to cry until another bright light catches her attention. Imaginary Jae Hee sits by a Christmas tree, singing “Santa Clause is Coming to Town.” They smile at each other and Bong Sun calls out to Jae Hee, asking what they’re doing for Christmas. He replies that he’s going to play with Bong Sun. She tells him that she’s sleepy, but he urges her to stay awake.

Real Jae Hee conveniently finds Bong Sun’s glove on the ground and heads up the stairs that lead up to Bong Sun’s roof. He sees that that the door is locked and turns to leave, but hears Bong Sun calling out to him. He opens the door, only to find an empty rooftop. His heart sinks until he notices an odd pile of boxes and newspapers. He clears them away to find a sleeping Bong Sun. He pleads with her to wake up and embraces her tightly.

Comments:

Damn, Drama. I try not to care about you so much because you’re constantly disappointing me, but your characters refuse to let go of my heart. I think Writer Kim just wants to end this project and move on, which is unfortunate because a bad script can handicap even the best actors. The cast is really what keeps me dedicated to the drama because they’re still doing a fabulous job at making their characters likeable. Nobody’s phoning in a performance, which can happen when the ratings are low and the script loses its heart.

I blame the live shooting system a lot for the degradation of dramas when they hit the second half of their run because the actors, directors, staff, and writer are all tired. The system hit MTF particularly hard because of the delays and cast switcheroo that occurred before production. The last two episodes are filled with flashbacks to buy time. They’re used wisely though, so I can’t complain too much.

Many of the plot points ended up being kind of pointless, like the lawsuit and the blind date, but we’re slowly building up towards the final conclusion. Hwa Young’s finally declawed and the relationship between Dal and Bong Sun is restored to its original state. I was expecting some sort of closure for Bong Sun’s family problems, but her dad refuses to take off his ass-hattery so we’ll have to settle with a regretful mother who finally understands why Bong Sun decided to remain alone in the house.

I have to say though…that the bike thief problem and Bong Sun’s reference to the woman who broke up with her boyfriend over matchsticks are so ridiculous that I find them hilarious. I don’t know if the writer expected us to take those two plot points seriously but I couldn’t stop laughing.

A bike tire thief isn’t exactly the most exciting criminal but he served his purpose. Bong Sun ended up alone on the roof and her near brush with death prompts her to realize that Jae Hee is the most important thing to her. We knew he would find her and that she wasn’t going to die, which sucks the narrative fun out of the situation but at least now she can’t deny that she wants and needs him by her side.

The woman’s story with her ex-boyfriend, though, has nothing to do with Bong Sun’s problem with commitment. The two couples broke up for entirely different reasons. Breaking up over an annoying habit is one thing while ending a relationship because of your boyfriend’s secrets and inability to communicate is another. I get that she doesn’t want to get hurt again and Jae Hee isn’t effectively assuring her that things will be different.

He needs to explain what Hwa Young did in order to get Bong Sun to hold his hand again. Protecting your first love is a step in the wrong direction; how is he going to gain Bong Sun’s trust if he keeps things from her from the beginning? He’s prioritizing Hwa Young above Bong Sun, even though he doesn’t mean to. Also, what’s the worst that can happen if he does tell Bong Sun what Hwa Young did? Bong Sun will hate Hwa Young forever but that’s it. Hwa Young already hates Bong Sun anyway.

I finally get why Jae Hee always bent over backwards to explain Hwa Young’s erratic actions: she’s his first love. See, guilt can only go so far. Love, however, is different. He has a soft spot for Hwa Young because she was the first woman he fell for. He probably didn’t want to taint his image of the old Hwa Young by acknowledging how crazy the current Hwa Young was acting. The tape recording forces him to realize that he needs to leave her side for the sake of both Hwa Young and himself.

Also, one more picture of Tae Hwa because he’s awesome sauce. Look at that smile. He’s a happy ahjusshi.

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45 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. sophie k

    Ah…. I totally gave up on the drama after episode 14 (which is rather late. Ah… what perseverance.)

    The stuck-on-the-roof plotline is really really lame. I get that Bong Sun needs some kind of Big Event to jolt her into realizing how important Jae Hee is to her, and how she has been over-problematizing everything. BUT, it could have been framed much better than being stuck on the roof.

    Especially when she could have gotten back into the building by breaking through the window. Case in point, see image here: http://www.omoomona.com/2011/12/omo-blooper-me-too-flower-episode-14.html

    Where’s all her police training gone? Totally unconvincing. Plus that supernatural whispering in Jae Hee’s ear… Bleah.

    • 1.1 Dux

      So it was unconvincing… but just wait till ep 15 to find out why she needed to suffer on the roof. It all comes together in the final ep.
      SPOILER ALERT!
      Remember how the drama begins with her protesting unfair evaluation that prevented her from advancing to become a sergeant? Well, now with the theft about to be caught and her getting stuck on the roof (for various stupid reasons, I agree) she can finally get a nod to advance. And because she got sick from staying out too long in the cold, everybody got together to take care of her, even her parents. Don’t give up just yet, wait till the last Ep!

      • 1.1.1 DarknessEyes

        that’s a lame ending… well, comming from this drama, not a surprise.

      • 1.1.2 Sonia

        For parents who let her live by herself for all these years not caring whether she was sick or dying, it is extremely lame that they would come together to care for her after she got stuck in the cold for a day. I liked the story and character development so far, but this turn of events is non-nonsensical.

    • 1.2 asianromance

      I’m not giving up on Me Too Flower, but yeah it got really ridiculous in episode 14! I don’t want the stuck-on-the-roof event to be the magic wand that brings the two together (I haven’t watched episode 15 yet at this point). Episode 14 should be more about self-reflection and having the two look within themselves and then communicate with each other. However, this drama has done pretty well despite the really small window of time they had with finalizing the cast and the airing of the drama. And the actors are all giving it 110%

      Thanks for the recap, orangy911

    • 1.3 Rule

      haha!!! exactly to the point, but still I like the drama mainly because of the cute actors. Wish the writer had showm more originality!!!!

  2. YBisTOP

    Why is Vivian Castle sooooo pretty?!!!??!!!! :)

    • 2.1 Dux

      Uhm, I think you are watching the wrong drama!

      • 2.1.1 YBisTOP

        lol, no I’m not watching the wrong drama. Vivian Castle is the name of the mean girl -up there- in A Man called God. I just don’t know the girls name in this drama.

  3. DarknessEyes

    me too… the characters were what made me want to watch, the story way never too great, and then it dragged and dragged, and now the only reason I’m here is Yoon Shi Yoon….

  4. Lil

    Thanks for updating these so fast! Despite the craziness of the plot/writing sometimes, I really did like the actors and characters on this show. They are what made it enjoyable to watch.

    But I really think some parts were underdeveloped and wished they would have had a few more light-hearted moments. The beginning of the series was a little bit more fun, but that seemed to go out the window along with a lot of other things they started. I understand Pink Chicken probably stopped showing up because Bong Sun found fulfillment through Jae Hee, but he (and Maru) could have added more to the plot I think. It’s like the writers just forgot about some of the stuff they had setup in the beginning of the drama.

    That said, I’m still looking forward to the last episode to see how it’s all wrapped up, because the characters were so great (except the witch), and the actors really did all they could with them.

  5. ola

    Wheen u said warning:this will be long,i thought all d better and u are definitely right.although d drama is taking long strides which is sometimes annoying but I can’t help but luurrrvveeee jae hee and bong sun.jae hee really needs 2 let go of hwa young.

    • 5.1 Rule

      actually the clingy evil witch needs to let go, and stop emotionally blackmailing him,
      on the other hand he needs to be a man and stand up for himself and stop feeling guilty for an unfortunate accident.

  6. anglvue

    the drama had some hype, especially being from the writer of my name is kim sam soon. initially, that was what made me tune into me too, flower but the drama has proven to be less than spectacular–even less than mediocre. indeed, i agree that it has been the characters, most notably yoon shi yoon’s performance, that has kept me glued to the drama. despite the lacking story line, i’m willing to stick it out to the end just to ensure i find some sort of closure with these characters. i’m hoping that the last episode will go out with a bang, the good kind and not the bad kind.

    thanks for the recap!

  7. girlatsea

    I agree with your analysis. The drama definitely took a turn for the worst during the second half. But I kept watching for the characters. I got attached to Bong-sun, Jae-hee and Tae Hwa and I couldn’t seem to let go.

    I’m going to wait for the subs of the final episode. Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.

    p.s. OH and thanks for that Tae Hwa screencap at the end! He’s such a cute ahjusshi. I kind of hope he doesn’t end up with Dal, she doesn’t deserve him.

  8. blyssxoxo

    This drama storyline didn’t interest me hence I didn’t bother with the recap till yesterday. I’m really glad I read it.

    The cast are awesome especially Jae Hee and Hwa Young. You got to give it to her solid acting. As for Jae Hee, it’s addictive watching how his dual personality played out, great acting too.

    Sadly the plot is rather off but I just tell myself to not think too much and follow it through. I found myself liking this drama despite the flaws.

    Episode 15 is nice and heartwarming. I like it when a drama spent time on closure for each character whether it’s believable or not.

    Thank for writing this recap and I really enjoyed it :)

  9. kgirl501

    I would have to agree the drama went a little sideways at the end and it was apparent the writer just wanted to move on. That said, the actors were what kept me tuned to this drama til the very end, especially Yoon Shi Yoon. I’ve become a major fangirl at this point.

    Orangy’s comments are pretty spot on imo! Thanks so much for the recaps!

    • 9.1 Verónica

      Hehehe you’re not the only one, I am crushing big time over that kid, the drama posters makes him no justice!!! He’s so handsome and adorable, and even with his delicate face he’s quite masculine. And not to mention his voice…ahhhh I’m in lurrrve, haha!! :) <3<3<3!!!!

  10. 10 Suzi Q

    Getting stuck on the roof is not original. I saw this ploy used first and better in another Kdrama.
    Yes, there is a window she could have broken, but Bong Sun is not too swift on the uptake. She is freezing yet she never pulls up the coat’s hood over to cover her head, or tie the wool scarf around on her hands. Remember, she lost one mitten on the way up the roof.
    How would Jae Hee know she was on the roof? The mitten wasn’t lost near the roof.Also, Jae Hee must have hearing of Superman to hear Bong Sun calling him. Totally lame and unoriginal plot.
    YSY should chose is next drama more carefully. This one is definitely a step backward in his career. More matter how good an actor he is, he couldn’t save this dismal written drama.

  11. 11 Noelle

    LOL at intro. So I gather that Dr. Park becomes the voice of reason? Well it’s about flipping time!

  12. 12 jusash

    Orangy, you’ve been real busy! THANKS!

    Ep 13 – 14 were forgettably time-wasters. Thankfully, to whoever’s credit – they did tie up ep 15 pretty well, with good continuity from events in ep 14.

    BUT I still wished they’d cut out the redundant (yes the 70s matchsticks scene) … cut down drastically on that stupid bike-thief chase with all the details that make no sense and the illogical rooftop circus … cut down on Hwa Young’s screaming “it’s not me” … etc

    Instead, elaborate more on the blind date and follow-up on the after (instead of just inserting one blind date out of the blue) … would allow more opportunitiesfor Jae Hee to stew and simmer in jealousy.

    As it is, the dude is far too flippant with Bong Sun. And everytime something goes wrong (his fault) …. he expects her to forgive when he layers on the cute.
    Or expects 100% trust from her, when he hasn’t earned any right to expect it.

    *SPOILER*
    If they had shortened ep 14’s nonsense (arrgggh) … we’d have more time for more romantic moments and romantic closure for our favorite couple.

    for eg:
    more time to dole on faceoff with Pink Chicken – that scene was so cute – if only it were longer.

    hospital scene was cute – again, could have been longer and more detailed.

    overall shortening ep 13 and 14 would have allowed more time to dole out more cuddles, more kisses (real ones ala ep 6) not pecks on the cheek.

    Happy it ended well, but not happy we’re not going to see Bong-Soo/Jae-hee next wk anymore. :((

  13. 13 Verónica

    Even though I’ve liked the drama a lot more than what I initially expected, I can see the many, many flaws in the writing, specially the storyline. What has kept me watching is how well written the lead characters are, their bickering and make up dialogues are interesting and real, contrary to the usual clichés in kdrama. I also love that Jae Hui comes from a poor background and even though he’s a millionaire now, he remains humble and seldom acts like a jerk. Bong Song is honest and has more strength than our usual kdrama heroine, and to me that’s an immediate winner in my book(I LOATHE deer in headlights, poor-little-me who everybody stomp over as I look down and cry female characters, one thing is respect and another being a ridiculously naive character). I find refreshing that a lot about Bong Song’s history has been brought by her shrink sessions, it gives it a quirky and interesting approach to her character, not to mention that Dr. Park is hilarious, too.

    This drama could’ve been so much better had it been given a stronger storyline. The idea was there, and it had potential, it’s just that it weakens after the second half in a very bad way. And with recent dramas that have been 100% solid from beginning to end, well…it stands no chance. Too bad considering it has some of the most interesting characters, flawlessly acted by Yoon Si Yoon and Lee Ji Ah, in quite a while.

  14. 14 bjharm

    I think the bit when dad get in his car and complains that Bong Song’ can not care for herself but keep caring for others it not said in a contemptuous manner but in affectionate way as he has serious trouble [like most korean men it seems in kdrama-land] in expressing affection/love in words. Indeed the fact that when he cares he reacts violently could well be where Bong Song’ herself get her violent tenderises. I would think is they did run the 16 episode and not cut short it would come out that he was not a corrupt cop but took the fall for high-ups perhaps.

  15. 15 Sejong

    I don’t think this is a step backward for YSY career because people knows the drama’s strong point is the acting. Also, he has only 2 dramas in the past and this one allowed him to take on a very much different character an he did very well. In fact this solidified his status more as a very good actor and increasing more his fanbase in a non makjang drama…

    • 15.1 Soso

      Agree with you… I think MTF showed what a fantastic actor he is. He made people believe in his character, baby-face and all.

      • 15.1.1 Kappy

        Absolutely. This is my first drama with him in it and I am now a big fan. I will be watching Baker King very soon because of his great acting in M2F.

  16. 16 Dyamante

    All of them talked about flaws. Me? Im just grateful for the parts that touched my heart. The protagonist intense emotions is relatable. It will stick to my heart just like the character in Cinderellas sister. The actors were fantastic. They did justice to ther roles. This drama may not be perfect but It will be remembered.

  17. 17 NadiaDramaWatcher

    I have a habit of reading these things before watching the episode if I have a bad feeling. I always thought this drama had an issue because in the earlier episodes everything was so gloomy and depressing and it made me want to stop watching it. It’s just that all of the depressing scenes weighed out more than the joyful ones and I started to get bored. I kept on watching it, hoping things would brighten up and because of the two main characters. I fell in love with both characters no matter how flawed they are and it’s because of them that I’m watching it. I want to know the ending to see if its really worth watching everything (on episode 8 currently) but I think I’m going to stop. Everything seemed like it was going to lighten up but now, by reading all these recaps, it seems like it’s old plots being replayed over and over again. I’ll try to find another drama that the leads were in. This is unbearable.

    • 17.1 jusash

      NO … keep going! You will be pleasantly surprised. It is like everyone says – very REAL. Just skip maybe ep 14, and fastforward 12 – 13.

      You won’t find any of the leads combined in anything else. In fact Lee Ji-ah doesn’t fare as well in her previous works – Me Too Flower is one of her outstanding best performances. BS rocks!

      I didn’t watch Baker King, but I am also so enjoying Yoon Si-Yoon. The way YSY portrays Jae-hee, with every nuance – you will stop thinking about the age difference between the leads, or how young he is, what his looks are (or whether he’s the type you like) or how much acting experience he has.

      The dude’s really good. He made JH come alive next to Lee Ji-ah’s BS. He made even a too-long circus scene (ep 14) seem worth it. The worry and fear, his hesitancy, the ‘real’ anguish in his voice he seemed to feel when he finds BS (ep 14 –> 15) … whoa.

      This is one drama where Cinderella does not meet chaebol. Or rather, Cinderella did meet chaebol who’s not a true-chaebol.

      But Cinderella is independent woman and happy enough with her own lifestyle to be content. And to have the wisdom to know the pitfalls of marrying chaebol (ie that lifestyle will come with a price).

      It’s also one drama which actually dares to mention depression and other mood issues, albeit in an entertaining way. (haha applause to Tae Hwa – Jo Min-ki).

      Given the high suicide rates in Korean among the celebs – it’s about time.

      Also, the self-made man vs chaebol.
      This is also pretty real … the ostracization of the old rich /new-rich/self-made social climbers. The subtle class divide and put-downs, despite money. I like how Jae-hee stays true to himself stands up to them all, instead of grovelling and ingratiating like too many new-rich do in real life.

      I like how the female lead can actually say NO and mean it. Even if she is sometimes manipulative putty in his hands, she stands firm to what she wants.

      ENJOY your journey – it’s a really fun one made alive by really good acting.

      This BS-JH couple is one of the better actor-pairings in Kdrama land.

      You may have the best script but you get the vibe the wonderful A-list actors are just going through the motions with little chemistry to each other … and so what?

      Great story, great actors … but somehow, you are still not connected anyway.

      Try it!

      • 17.1.1 Mystisith

        Jusash : i give you the crown of best M2F defender. Everything you say is right. This drama has really a charm of its own. It’s like a UFO in the dramaland sky. But a pretty and captivating one.
        Against all odds, and thanks to the very good acting, we are blessed with an unusual heartfelt adventure. I’ve never felt so emotional because of a show before, may it be in good or bad.
        Those characters are 3D like, with bone, flesh and blood. They will keep living in my heart forever : If that’s the only achievement, then it’s a tremendous one.

        • 17.1.1.1 Sejong the Great

          Well said! a strangely likable drama like a UFO from the sky!!!

  18. 18 WM

    Is it wrong that I’ve been secretly pulling for the slightly quirky, yet somehow reasonable psychiatrist and the gloomy, been-used-so-much-my-heart-aches heroine to become an item? Is it? Huh?

    I’ll just say right now I love the actors. All of them, from the main roles to the supporting ones. Even the actress playing the bratty sister. Because, imho, this is more about the writing than acting. I have to agree with Nadia in trying to find another drama – or hoping for another drama to be made – with these two leads, and possibly the whole cast.

    Okay, so apparently there will be some fast forward moments in this drama for me…fine, I’ll concede there will be a lot of fast forward moments for me. Still, I feel like I’ve stuck it out this long. Plus, I was just a victim of the “meh” ending for Musical. I figure a little more abuse can’t damage me too much. Maybe.

  19. 19 Tena

    Why only 15 eps instead of 16? I noticed that with a couple of dramas (ie The Musical). End of the year issues or the delays the drama had in the beginning? Or cutting the show short because of lousy ratings?

    • 19.1 Jomo

      A coupla reasons:
      Because of issues at the start – losing the leading man a very big one, they missed the initial start date which caused a scheduling collision with an annual award show.

      That and the lousy ratings made them feel it was unnecessary to produce a 16th and double up episodes on what was the same night as the 15th.

  20. 20 Soso

    Epispodes 12 – 14 were disappointing, but somehow the actors made the characters so believable that BS and JH are one of my favorite k-drama couple… possibly even #1. They were just so real to me in spite of all the shenanigans going on plot wise and with side characters, the two lead’s emotions stayed real. I really loved BS. JH had quite a few annoying traits, but YSY was so fantastic that I could help buy love him too.

    This drama isn’t perfect by any means, but like everyone said, the actors and the two lead characters is what pulled me in and kept me interested. I got really invested in them and this is the first time where I couldn’t wait for subbed episodes and I actually watched 13 – 15 in Korean. Eh, it probably wasn’t a bad thing that I couldn’t understand the more complicated dialogue.

    As for the matchstick story… the analogy sucked, but I think BS was trying to say that she has no confidence that what broke them in the first place, JH’s secrets that keeps getting revealed in bits and pieces, accidentally, by other and not EVER by him, that is going to continue and bother her.

    The slap was SO satisfying… probably the only that was really worth watching in that episode. I really wish BS could have gotten a slap of her own in, too.

    My 2 cents… and I’ll miss this drama. I wish we could have had a few more episodes where we got to see their relationship develop further, see more of the cute b/c when they are cute, they are SO cute.

    • 20.1 Jomo

      It was funny that Seo Rim, who played Kim Dal, said she was used to getting slapped. Her character in Scent of a Woman got slapped, too.

  21. 21 hi

    With all that un solvable problems which solved in final i really feel betrayed . Assemble all in final by Happy Happy Ending is kinda supernatural .
    I feel so sorry cause it was really thouchable at first. and it could be a very successful pychological drama by comical narration .BUT I should add that it couldn’t be possible by 15 epes .

    Although i feel somewho wierd but surely i ‘ll miss their reall characters in reall world. God bless them they warmed my heart by this lovely drama

    Tanx Orangy u really do god job . tanx for recapes even in ur holiday. we all have presents every holiday mornings when we surf dramabean by new recap

  22. 22 Jomo

    Thank you for the doublee recap!

    It was a great idea to scrunch them up since there was a lot of stuff we can all just pretend didn’t actually happen, which I have done, and have committed whatever those things were to unmemory.

    But if the writers need the problems to go away in a stiff wind, they have to be flimsy enough. While the reasons for the split were fabricated, the reactions to the split by both actors made sense.

    I like that she didn’t eat, since we saw that when she missed him she ate a LOT. The break-up affected her more than she was willing to admit. I like that he didn’t stop caring about her, and told her so at the police station. JH had always been the aggressive one, and that didn’t stop.

    I like that he respected her and kept his distance while she worked out whatever it was she worked out, but when he found out just how demonic HY was, he went on the offensive to win BS back.

    Being stuck on the roof wasn’t the worst way for him to be a hero. There were so many real ways for her to contact him, we didn’t need to go ghost voice. She could have banged like hell on anything metal, or dropped paper off the roof, or even disconnected the satellites. Angry apartment dwellers would have been up on the roof immediately if they lost their Home Shopping network connection! But, I still love that BS thought of him when she needed to keep warm, and that it was JH who found her. The image of JH being the one to bring back warmth to BS is quite lovely and fitting.

    The JH in her fantasy, singing to her and wanting to play with her on Christmas couldn’t have been cuter with his big orange scarf. YSY is not the handsomest actor when you break down all his features, but he is ADORABLE when he needs to be and manly at other times. I just want to have one all to myself. (I know. I know, get in line.)

    I rewatched 13 and 14 with better subs and actually enjoyed a lot of it. LKK impresses me more with each episode. He is smart to start with smaller roles to build up his resume and skills before going first lead. He should do more serious roles before going to comedy. He has a great sad, concerned and hurt face.

    BS’s father is such a jerk.I have to be impressed with what a great actor he is. He was in Twinkle Twinkle. He must have been really handsome as a young man.

    The roof and elevators – Anyone else notice they are from Que Sera Sera?

    • 22.1 Mystisith

      LOL Jomo ! Cutting the TV signal to alert angry residents : I didn’t think of that one. But sadly may be the most effective.
      YSY is handsome, even with the ugliest outfits and strangiests haircut. I’ve found wonderful pictures of him wearing suits or classy sportswear. I would buy one clone even wrapped in a trashbag… ‘sneaking in the line’.

  23. 23 Abbie

    This was a better batch of episodes, but still not great. Just one more episode and I’m sooooooooo glad of it.

    Thanks for the recap, Orangy911.

  24. 24 hk.

    I’m just wondering but has anyone heard the song 애인이 생기면 하고 싶은 일 by G Na in me too flower? I remembering hearing the beginning lines “남자친구가 생기면 …” and I was curious because I really remember liking that song. Is that the same one from the drama?
    I already looked through the main ost’s but it’s not there.
    they played this similar-ish song when the couple was happy, if that makes any sense. please reply!

    • 24.1 hk.

      just kidding! HAAAAHAHAA, i miss heard it- i think i was thinking of another drama but it’s dreaming by beast. HAHAA.

  25. 25 Lang

    Forget about that crazy suspend disbelief of the plot. I just love the characters in this drama, no matter how bat-shit crazy they act.

    And is it me, or all Jae Hai and Bong Seon have the most stylish winter jackets and scarfs.

    I swear, they have like 10 pairs of scarfs each…

  26. 26 Sponge

    The dragging of the last few episodes is so obvious, even when jae hai was looking for bongseon took AGES, i had to fast forward. it really is too bad because they can fill that time by getting them to TALK to each other (bongseon to jae hai, to her dad, sister, doc, etc), i’m not sure if i’m going to get the closure i want :(

    Also the matchstick thing cracked me up cause it was so stupid and out of place. I sort of understand that its meant to mirror the fact that relationships that break up over one matter may break up again over the same thing unless there is change? but i feel like it could of been done much better

  27. 27 Myungsoo

    Firstly, thanks so much for this recap and all the others you’ve done so far!! Your comments are so funny and interesting to read ^^. I completely agree in saying that this drama started to lose it’s little place in my heart quite awhile ago, probably somewhere around when the script stopped making sense and Hwa Young’s bitchiness pretty much became the ENTIRE show. Literally. Almost every plot point became centered around her, or was caused by her. Still, I love YSY and he’s doing a bang up job of portraying JH so I’m sticking with the drama. On to Ep 15!

    Also, it is completely my opinion and in NO WAY correct but I interpreted BS’s father scene (when he leaves the house and is murmuring in his car about how BS cares for others even when she can’t take care of herself) as fatherly pride…not smirking and hating on BS like you saw. I thought he was smiling rather gently and in good humor, compared to how asshole-y he was in all previous scenes. I think her declarations in the scenes before really got to him, and that he was commending her on her strong character when he left. So in this way BS does get a kind of closure with both parents…if going with my take. Again, totally a personal opinion ^-^ I’ve been with you 100% on all other points!! Thanks again for all the hard work <3

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