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High Kick 3: Episodes 73-77
by | January 14, 2012 | 30 Comments

It’s a knockout week for High Kick with laughs, love, and life. How can a show leave me so content but demands that I have a box of tissues by my side? Seung-yoon seems to be the prominent character this week and he finally faces some serious identity issues of his own. Then there’s Ha-sun’s… I’ve said too much already.

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EPISODE 73 WEECAP

Can we call this episode ‘Death of the Kyeongsang Dialect?’

After Seung-yoon finishes serenading us on stage (swoon!), a fan approaches him asking if he’s doing anything later aka for a date. He tells her that he’s free and someone declares “Cut!” The camera pulls back to reveal the disgruntled staff and director who berate him for speaking in his country dialect.

Seung-yoon hates that he’s ordered to change his speech to talk like a Seoulite since Korea is made up of more than just Seoul. If it were up to him, he’d create a network that would strictly speak in the Kyeongsang dialect. In his head, he imagines a newsgirl reporting the weather in that accent. I feel like we’ve seen this before. But Nae-sang demands that he change it, pulling in Soo-jung to help.

She’s a harsh instructor, drilling him in his intonation and pitch (such as using “-ni” in Seoul instead of “-no,” which makes him shake in horror).

Kye-sang offers a ride to a Ha-sun when he sees her on his way home. She’s drunk and tired, but declines when Kye-sang suggests she nap in the car. His “just kidding!” catchphrase prompts her to ask about his humorous nature. So he tells her that he’s more playful when it will elicit a bigger reaction in the other person.

The next morning, Ha-sun groans when she hears that Kye-sang carried her home and recalls making cat noises in the car. She meets him on her way to work and apologizes for her behavior last night. Scurrying away to save herself from any further embarrassment, she suddenly slips on an ice patch, splitting her pants and runs back home, mortified.

The news that Ha-sun will be running late spikes Ji-sun’s radar again – how come Julien is so well informed? Music Teacher Yoon tries to grab her attention about their living arrangement, but she shuts him out before he gets the chance.

Ha-sun meets with Kye-sang alone after he nearly spills about an ‘entertaining, embarrassing story’, asking him to keep the morning’s incident under wraps. He complies (and assures her that he was referring to a different story), but wonders about how someone so demure could have such exaggerated reactions, even purposely prodding her to prove his point.

Seung-yoon successfully perfects the Seoul dialect with Soo-jung’s method of matching his spoken pitch with musical pitch since his accent isn’t present when he sings. He gets an earful, however, when his noona calls – she’s horrified to hear that he’s on his way to becoming a Seoulite. She hangs up in a huff, and poor, confused Seung-yoon slumps into the couch, dejected.

His flawless delivery at the following shoot earns him praise from both the staff and Nae-sang. He catches his reflection in the bathroom mirror and scolds himself for betraying his upbringing… then realizes that now he’s thinking in the Seoul dialect and scruffs up his hair in frustration.

He comes home tipsy later that evening, perplexed about who he is. Alternating between city and country dialects with Nae-sang and Jong-seok respectively, he sighs that he’s neither from Seoul nor from Kyeongsang before falling into his buddy’s lap.

Lee Juck narrates that Kye-sang continues to push Ha-sun’s buttons, finding the temptation to see her go from proper to crazed in a split second totally irresistible (His constant egging ends up with her smashing kimchi paste into his mouth. Serves him right).

At school, Music Teacher Yoon confronts Ha-sun about the living arrangement, but before he can utter “Jul—” she sends him flying out the window… of the second story.

 

EPISODE 74 WEECAP

Ji-seok helps out with Ha-sun’s flat tire at school which tugs at her guilt strings again. It’s only made worse at home when Jin-hee criticizes a TV character for playing on a guy’s heart, asking him for a helping hand when she doesn’t feel anything for him. She adds that it’s better off cutting ties cleanly to avoid further heartbreak.

By a moment of serendipity, Ha-sun spots the scammer ajusshi who conned her out of Julien’s housing deposit on the street, but loses him at the last moment.

Ha-sun decides to plan a stakeout to corner the swindler. Ji-seok warns her of the danger of pursuing the man by herself, offering his help. She declines his insistence, telling him he needn’t bother since Julien will be accompanying her. A little hurt, he asks if she finds him burdensome, and she stays silent, unable to tell him that she doesn’t want to take advantage of him.

Ji-won is plenty excited when Kye-sang invites her to see his friend’s art exhibition together the next evening. She dresses up, borrowing Ha-sun’s clothes and heels, in order to look older in front of Kye-sang’s friends. The heels cause her grief, but she slaps on a brave face throughout the night.

Meanwhile, Jong-seok stares at a pair of sneakers gifted to him by Seung-yoon and recalls that Ji-won recently tore her old pair. So when she comes by to study earlier than usual, he sneaks outside to draw an outline on his shoe sole to measure her shoe size. Too cute.

He goes to the store to exchange the sneakers and lifts up his own shoe to show the sales associate the appropriate shoe size. Hehe, how adorable.

The first all-night stakeout turns up nothing and Ha-sun returns the next day, this time by herself. Preoccupied with Ji-seok worrying over again that morning, she hilariously mistakes a stranger for him, thinking that he followed to keep an eye on her. Fiddling with her phone, she wonders in silence how Ji-seok hasn’t called to check in with her.

Conman Ajusshi finally shows his face and upon recognizing Ha-sun, makes a run for it. He’s chased down the street until he realizes that she’s alone versus him and his men. She confronts him about the deposit, her words no weight against four grown men. Her henchman start to drag her towards the car but out of nowhere, Mr. Piggy comes to her rescue.

He stands his ground pretty well delivering some punches and kicks but not without suffering some blows himself. The scoundrels drive off, and Ha-sun pulls at Mr. Piggy’s headpiece, knowing full well that it’s Ji-seok.

Mr. Piggy shakes his head, running off with a slight limp. When he’s out of sight, however, he removes it, revealing Ji-seok indeed. Soon afterwards, he receive a text from Ha-sun that says she’s grateful but prefers that he doesn’t bend over backwards for her anymore.

Kye-sang’s friends invite him out to Round 2 to a wine bar and Ji-won asks if she can tag along, saying it would be a waste to dress up for a few short hours. Kye-sang registers a deeper sentiment behind her words and tells her gently that although she looks very pretty tonight, the clothes would look prettier when she’s 20 (aka an adult). He adds that for now, her school uniform fits her best.

Jong-seok runs into Ji-won on the street, jokingly calling her short legs. She suddenly cries out in pain over her heels and he kneels down to help. Jong-seok scolds her for wearing shoes that don’t suit her and slips on the new sneakers instead.

She sighs, saying that she’d like to become an adult soon. Suddenly she gets up and starts running to turn 20 faster and a confused Jong-seok chases after her.

Ha-sun runs into car trouble and left stuck on the road. She imagines a worried Ji-seok coming for her and waits outside, thinking that he’ll be taking the same road. But she waits for hours until Teacher Yoon arrives – that is, a bus named, ‘Teacher Yoon Math Classroom.’

 

EPISODE 75 WEECAP

Kye-sang is enjoying lunch with a friend when he overhears the manager arguing with a woman who can’t pay for her bill. So he steps in to pick up her (expensive!) tab.

The woman (cameo by Shin Se-kyung) is grateful for the gesture. She’s immigrating to Taiwan soon with her father, who left to attend to some business, and her money was swiped. Seeing as she doesn’t have a place to stay, Kye-sang opens up their home to her.

The Ahn/Yoon household has no qualms about the situation, apart from princess Soo-jung who gripes at first, but comes ’round when she hears that Se-kyung has no one else to turn to. Seung-yoon compliments how pretty she is, busting out in spontaneous song that carries a slightly gloomy tone.

Se-kyung offers to help around the house in exchange for giving a roof over her head. She finds herself sometimes too helpful at times, like preparing breakfast or delivering soup to the clinic. In a particular instance, she waves to Nae-sang, shouting that she washed his underwear so he doesn’t have to go commando anymore. HA.

Ji-won tries out a new method to help Jong-seok memorize English vocab by playing a game. The person who answers first gets to bop the other on the head. He’s confident in at least two, but ends up getting creamed anyway.

Kye-sang learns that Se-kyung has dropped out of school. In his concern, he reels her in to sit in Ji-won’s tutoring sessions. Se-kyung teaches them some nonsense phrases to help Jong-seok remember which words are important, but Ji-won’s narcolepsy kicks in and Jong-seok watches her sleep with a smile on his face. Cute cute cute.

A tumble down the stairs sends Se-kyung to check out her injury at the dentist. She runs into Kye-sang on her way there and he buys her a scarf so she stays warm. Touched, a lone tear runs down her face in the chair and when asked, she says, “I’m so relieved that I don’t have to pull [the tooth] out.”

Jong-seok is amazed at Kye-sang’s wealth of knowledge, so he asks about his study methods. Kye-sang says it’s simple: memorization is easier if you find it interesting. So at Julien’s English study group, the students ask him questions.

He stammers at first, but gains a foothold when they ask about a girl he might like. He tells them about how a girl who makes his heart flutter – he’s concerned about her narcolepsy and wants to take care of her. It’s absolutely adorable – a gold star for your work today.

Some days later, Kye-sang gives Se-kyung a ride to her destination. It’s raining and Se-kyung looks out the window wistfully, reflecting on how this moment seems like yesterday, or some time ago, and adds, “I wish [it] would stop…” Kye-sang asks what and she says, “…my motion sickness…” and ready to hurl in the car. LOL. And just when you thought we steered clear of the High Kick 2 meta-reference, a truck approaches them from the opposite direction…

And we see a tragic car crash. On TV, of course – our two characters are safe and Kye-sang gives her some water to prevent her from upchucking in his car.

At the harbor, she promises to keep in touch to repay his blessings and graciousness. A month later, Kye-sang receives a letter from Se-kyung, telling him that she and her family are doing well, she’s studying hard, and hopes that one day she’ll return to Korea.

 

EPISODE 76 WEECAP

Soo-jung excitedly runs in to tell her mother about an upcoming family badminton tournament; the grand prize is a family ski trip. Yoo-sun suggests teaming up with her oppa – he was a star athlete after all, and Jong-seok puffs up, confident in everything sports-related.

Too bad that Soo-jung switches him out with Ji-seok later which leaves Jong-seok enraged – he’s already bragged about his abilities around town. When his family asks to whom, he leaves out Ji-won’s name. He calls for a try-out so that the better man can play for their family.

Jin-hee is sent around town to run errands for the clinic. Suddenly, an old man reaches to grab a snack out which she gripes about. He calls her ugly, stealing the entire bag after asking for one, and yells at her when she talks back at him.

She spots the same elderly man wandering around the streets a little while later. He calls her ‘kiddo’ much to her displeasure (although I think the bunny earmuffs given by Kye-sang DO make her look younger). She tries to help him find his way back home “ooovverrr therrree.” With a poor memory and giving irrelevant answers to Jin-hee’s questions, she grows tiresome and leaves in a huff.

But she remembers how cold it is outside and worries that he might get sick. So she hurries to find him and wraps her scarf and earmuffs around his ears, promising him to bring him back home safely. Taking her hand in his, they set out together.

Ji-seok the pro, but he’s disinterested in winning against his nephew and getting in between the family’s argument. The problem is that Nae-sang is a biased judge, calling fouls against Jong-seok even though Ji-seok says otherwise. In the end, Ji-seok wins and the family flocks to his side. Betrayed and furious, Jong-seok stomps out of the gym.

Seeing his family’s team uniforms sends him over the edge and hotheadedly declares that he’ll compete against them with Ji-won. Nae-sang argues that he’s an Ahn to which he retorts that he’ll just change his residency. He follows through, and an irate Nae-sang tells Seung-yoon to relay that Jong-seok is barred from stepping one foot in the house.

The elderly man stumbles into an abandoned house and Jin-hee tells him he can’t just walk in anywhere. Kye-sang discovers them there a short time later. He tells her that the man is a dementia patient and figured that he might find him at his former residence. Jin-hee says that this place must hold special and happy memories for him, seeing that he came back here. Though it’s the dead of winter, they sweetly join him digging the earth, the reason to grow his son’s favorite food.

However, they learn from his caretaker that his son died 3 years prior in a car crash, but continues to hold on to his son’s memory. He steps out to return the earmuffs, but Jin-hee tells him to keep them. Animated, he exclaims, “You’re the prettiest in the world!” which makes her blush until he adds, “Not you… the earmuffs.” Pfffft.

He gives her a few seeds to plant, instructing her to take good care of them, and waves goodbye.

Tournament Day. The Ahns sneer at their rivals, calling their traitorous son, “Kim Jong-seok.” Their teams, “Ahn & Yoon,” and “Long Legs & Short Legs” face off in the semi-finals (Ha, and I love it how Seung-yoon calls after Jong-seok longingly but Nae-sang pulls him back). They’re close for the majority of the match and it’s down to match point. An impressive strike hits Soo-jung square on the forehead, securing the win for his team.

He revels in celebration (a little too much) which gets him effectively thrown out of the house. He waves his change of residency form like a white flag of surrender and kisses the ground when they finally let him back in a week later.

At the clinic, Jin-hee calls Kye-sang over when the seeds start to sprout. They look at the budding shoot lovingly, and like any parent, hope that it will grow strong and healthy.

 

EPISODE 77 WEECAP

One of Kye-sang’s patients turns out to be a boxing gym director. Since he can’t pay for the medical fees, he offers Kye-sang and his family to come work out at his gym anytime. Kye-sang invites Jin-hee to spar with him during lunch, giving her a chance to release any stress she might harbor against him. Yeah if by stress, you mean adoring crush.

He gives her some pointers, but she’s too entranced and distracted, and goes down in one punch. She laughs like a fool which makes him wonder if he hit her too hard.

Seung-yoon lavishes the Ahns with gifts and sweets after he visits his hometown. They’re reeled in shock with such expensive gifts and Nae-sang wonders if it’s okay to keep accepting these gifts – if he could afford all of these valuables, he must really hail from a rich family. Yoo-sun dismisses it, trying out her new mink shawl, saying that even Seung-yoon said they were things lying around the house.

They receive an unexpected visitor however – it’s Seung-yoon’s mom who is appalled that the family have accepted such gifts from her son. Her bewilderment escalates with every gift that she sees from the shawl to the sweets.

She explains that Seung-yoon is different from other children (and Yoo-sun starts to confirm how strange he is but Nae-sang hushes her). His altruistic nature caused problems since he was a babe – he would give his bottle over to another crying baby, do all of his classmates’ work, and nearly brought down the house (literally).

She’s worried that people will continue to take advantage of his giving heart and Yoo-sun immediately apologizes. Seung-yoon’s mother takes back the mink shawl (to Yoo-sun’s hesitation) and leaves.

Soo-jung continues on her immature rampage, from picking out the olives on her pizza to the poor boxing instructor. She sternly explains that she likes hitting, but hates getting hit. So every time the instructor lightly taps her helmet, she punches him back tenfold.

Ji-won and Jong-seok take a turn at the boxing rings for themselves with Jong-seok flexing his emcee muscles. Ji-won protests at her poor record (1 win and 8 losses, all K.O. keh) and objects at his perfect win record.

The results show Jong-seok to be the ultimate victor and she calls for a rematch. Jong-seok narrates how her punches fail to score any points, which bubbles her anger further. She sends him down with a light punch. She’s surprised and adorably, he quips if she isn’t going to start the countdown and then passes out again. She counts to 9 before he gets back up, much to her annoyance.

He calls out the results again which declares him champion again. Ji-won argues that she didn’t fully go down for the count whereas he did. On the verge of tears now, Jong-seok narrates that the results were incorrect (twice) and announces Ji-won as the champ. She addresses the invisible crowd in quick thanks, and then slugs Jong-seok in the gut.

Ji-won gets chased out of the ring, but they both get caught in the ropes and Jong-seok topples on top of her. Both reacting to the close proximity, he bolts up, coughing the tension away.

Seung-yoon is stunned to hear that his mother dropped by and took back the gifts he brought. Arguing that his family usually doesn’t react that way, he calls home to confirm. Determined to bring it back, he gets up to leave straightaway to Yoo-sun’s half protests.

The next day, she overhears Jong-seok speaking with Seung-yoon on the phone. Thinking that he must be close by, she uses the laundry as an excuse to delay leaving the house. On the veranda, she pulls out a pair of binoculars to scan the neighborhood until she sees it – a large bag that could be holding her precious mink shawl.

 

COMMENTS

Something must be said about a series that can make me ache for the next episode but the same time, leave me perfectly content with just 20 minutes.

My heart broke when Seung-yoon had to give up his Kyeongsang dialect. I’d gotten so used to it for months that I found it oddly strange to hear him speak in the Seoul dialect. I know that Kang Seung-yoon hails from Busan, so playing a character from that region isn’t necessarily a far stretch for him. To his credit, he brings up a good point about how Korea isn’t just all Seoul (even if it’s the majority of what we see in Kdramas, and even then you particularly only see certain places like Kangnam and the Han River. Maybe too much of the Han River) and there’s perfect credibility in showing off different regional dialects. They all make up Korea.

However, the reality is that the Seoul (or standardized depending on whom you speak with) dialect is what directs written Korean, and what’s taught in classrooms. Because it is in mainstream media, it’s the easiest to understand, whereas the Kyeongsang dialect with its varied pitches and intonations make it particularly unique and carries its own charms. Personally, I love the Kyeongsang dialect – a lot of the Kpop stars and actors whom I love are all from that region. So here I thought we’d see the end of it. Thankfully, that was not the case.

Ji-won is another shining star this week. After we discovered more of her backstory last week, I thought there wouldn’t be anything left to tug at our hearts. It’s obvious she still harbors feelings for Kye-sang and attempts to fit in with her friends, to act older, to be seen as a woman than just a little kid. It’s completely understandable – who hadn’t wished they were just a little older, to be seen more like an adult.

I think the series did a splendid job here of portraying that through her shoes – her adult high heels (Kye-sang) versus her sneakers (Jong-seok). They take on a double meaning – they’re not her shoes, but they don’t fit her either, at least, not yet. I’d like to interpret that the sneakers fit her at present because she’s still young and has time to enjoy her youth – it’s comfortable, and you grow into them whereas heels, let’s face it, cause you pain, much like how adult life does or I guess you can call it the “real world.”

Perhaps Kye-sang still wants to protect her youth – to not rush into wanting to grow up so quickly. Compare that with Soo-jung on the other extreme, who absolutely refuses to mature. Ji-won, you’ve already suffered through so much already – enjoy what you’ve got. You’ve got so much of life ahead of you.

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30 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. A_Donuts

    Yes! I’m first. Thank you! Been waitig all week for this.

    • 1.1 A_Donuts

      waiting*

  2. j6

    Yay! Recap! Thanks for this! :D

  3. Brenda

    Thanks again for the recap(s)!
    High kick seems like a drama that i would definitely watch regularly if it was on tv (and if i knew korean), i like the cute humour and its’ ability to warm my heart.
    I’m wondering who Ha Sun really likes (because i’m unsure if the cute couple we are hoping for really WILL work out) but for the meantime i’m liking the cute chemistry between the characters (and what i will dub as the ‘almost’ couples).

  4. noodles143

    Wish there was more of the Jin Hee and Kye Sung..
    I want them together!!! Gotta give them props for actually making the show have deeper meaning..

  5. WhiteBirch

    Ep 75 with Shin se kyung in it was especially funny for those of us who have seen “High Kick through the roof.” It basically references all the Jihoon-sekyung highlights from the 2nd series, and spoofs the dialogue. I’m surprised there was no Jinhee in that episode though. It would have been fun to see how she reacted to Sekyung.

  6. Ani

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. High Kick, you continue to be awesome. Jiseok fighting~

  7. momogi

    thanks for the recap gummimochi. I’ve been waiting for a week.

  8. DMKO

    wow, love this show and you recap. Still enjoy Jiwon and Kye–sang interactions the best, but Ji-won and Jong-seok come in as a close second.

  9. Mari

    Hooray, the recap is here! Thank you Gummimochi. Would you mind making them longer and longer — because I (and perhaps many other non-Korean speaking fans) do not understand the episodes and have to rely on you and Javabeans…[okay...I shouldn't be so needy...so thank you].

    This week is so funny!
    I am really enjoying KyeSang constant teasing to HaSun, but I do share LeeJuk’s worry that KyeSang will have to pay for his fun. Hahaha..and indeed he does.

    HaSun’s thinking of JiSeok is also so funny. She finally notices him everywhere… JiSeok fighting!
    Hopefully YoungWook will no reappear to ruin JiSeok’s moment (finger crossed).

    Jiwon’s shoes moment is really well-played. In the end, it is JongSeok who consoles her. I think it is getting clearer where the pairings are going to be.

    JinHee’s fangirl crush on KyeSang is really understandable. Who can resist looking at KyeSang on the ring looking so mighty cool. Any girl would have zonked out. Heh.

    I don’t understand why SeungYoon has to change his accent. It is really cute. I like it.
    I think there was similar issue raised in You’re Beautiful where Shin Woo also had to learn Seoul accent. Is it because Seoul accent is perceived to be cooler?

    My only gripe is SooJung. The writer should give SooJung some character development. I think Krystal is a good actress (how she made me cry when she called out for her dad in prison) but her character lacks dimension for her to show off her skill. She is the only character that does not have passion nor love life.

    • 9.1 Biscuit

      She did have a “love life” with that Shinee member. But it lasted less then a day it started.

      Nope. Soojung is someone who will cry when the moment is sad or else just be her usual fierce self. She’s got feelings, but unless she’s shaken, she’s got no reason to act otherwise (I think).

    • 9.2 aegyeo

      Agreed!! I wish they would give Soojung a better storyline. Her character’s such a waste, no developing whatsoever. I think Krystal’s a great actress. She can pull off her fierce character but yet softy when needed. I wish I could see her love-line or something more. huhuhu

      Thanks for the recap Javabeans, you’re amazing!!^^ I love High Kick 3 soooo much!!! Such a great sit-com, it’s worth to watch.

  10. 10 hpn88

    I finally got around to watching high kick instead of reading the recaps! and I will definitely being doing that from now on. Its uber-cute and 20 minutes is just perfect.

  11. 11 _onewcondition

    I love Kang Seungyoon’s character!!

    • 11.1 _onewcondition

      I was just watching the episode with Sekyung.. Seungyoon sang the OST of High Kick through the roof.. I miss that series.. T–T

      • 11.1.1 _onewcondition

        I was lol-ing on the scene where Sekyung said to Naesang about his paties. LOLOLOLOL. She did that to Yoon Shi Yoon on High Kick through the roof…

        Hope Yoon Shi Yoon will cameo tooooooo :)

  12. 12 yumi

    Can anyone tell me where can I watch this show with subs?
    Thank you in advance! ;D

    • 12.1 momogi

      you can watch it on dramafever. if you’re in america or canada, i suppose

      • 12.1.1 Mari

        Can watch on dailymotion or dramacrazy too.

  13. 13 Mari

    sorry..left one out.
    There is tudou too….search for HK3 and there will be some results

  14. 14 vdiddy

    I just want to say thanks for recaps. Because I am currently living in Korea and studying the language, I watch the raw episodes for comprehension practice. Talk about a great way to study! Anyways, I always come here to make sure that I have understood correctly and the recaps usually confirm it for me. And the commentary is also a great bonus.

    And just to submit a few thoughts. I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment that Soojung should be given a better storyline. In my opinion, as of now she is a wasted character but she has shown promise in the past. Also, the character of Julien seems largely caricatured as well. I know that is mainly how he was portrayed in the other High Kick series too, but from a foreigner’s perspective living in Korea, it gets a bit tedious to see foreigners pigeonholed so much of the time.

    Again, cheers for all your efforts!

  15. 15 ayan

    I do the same thing as Vdiddy! I watch it for comprehension and check to see anything i may have missed.
    Awesome recaps per usual. each week im sooooo relieved while so glad you’re continuing this show’s recaps.
    im a little sad that this show’s getting up there in the episodes i’ll definitely be sad to see this show end.

    thanks !!!

  16. 16 sosoxrah

    There was so much meta going on w/ the Shin Se-kyung episode and it seemed as though they were trying to make up for the horrible ending of Season 2. I still think they should have thought of a better ending sooner and not when things have already happened and you can’t turn back time. But the allusions reminded me of the funnier moments that made me enjoy the characters and jokes of Season 2.
    I like how Jong-seok and Ji-yeon are so similar despite their different backgrounds. They both have to deal with older people who treat them like kids and they both fight to find a place in the world as adolescents searching for their identity and realizing the complications that arise during this journey. The situations are simple and commonplace but they’re really easy to connect with since we all deal with these things during our lives. That’s what I love about High Kick 3. They don’t try too hard to hit you right there.

  17. 17 asffjsjs

    Reading the recap for episode 75 made me laugh so hard. Se Kyung’s nice nature like helping around the house = her as a maid in season 2, the commando part was in reference to when she cleaned junhyuk’s underwear despite him trying to hide it, the scarf that ji hoon gave her, and the car ride.
    LOL. I can’t stop laughing.

  18. 18 Biscuit

    This week proved once again why I love this show.

    It’s a life drama layered with a fresh coat of comedy and not a mere weekend comedy drama. They’ve found a brilliant way to have a series that isn’t one or the other, but can be both equally and still heartwarming.

  19. 19 Abbie

    This show just gets better and better. I liked Seung-yoon’s storyline this week. And is it just me, or does he look a little, little bit like Lee Min-ho? At least, I think so.

  20. 20 asianromance

    Thanks for the recap!! The high kick recaps make me smile like a goofball. The riff on the horrible high kick through the roof ending was hilarious. LOL!!

    I had also wondered about Korea and its dialects since it seems like 99% of the people in kdramas speak the Seoul dialect. Seung-yoon, be proud of your dialect!

  21. 21 liz

    Thank you for the recap! :)
    It was so weird hearing Seung yun speak in Seoul dialect. He sounds so much more mature without all of the crazy intonations, ha.
    The episode with the grandfather with Alzheimers broke my heart..really hit home for me personally.
    Love love love this show so far..hope they don’t screw it up with the ending this time. Please PDnim!

  22. 22 Sarah

    just saw ep 75. it strangely gave me some closure to HK2’s stupid ending. and i was delighted to pick up on SO many of the references that had been mischievously put in by the drama writers: the tune of “cause you are my girl, you are he one that i envision in my dreams!” that i used to sing every time HK2 episodes would end, how she was fine to stay anywhere in the house, a closet room perhaps? then her making oxtail soup that she would make for daniel choi, deja vu with Julien, the red scarf, sitting down to get an english lesson and then the pigtail & dragon tail reference! sighhh

    it seemed it was a walk down memory lane not only for her ex-character but also for the viewers who had seen HK2.

    *warning: slight spoiler for HK2’s finale*
    and the moment the traffic lights blinked i screamed OH HELL NO! only to be pleasantly surprised. in a way her thanking dr. yoon for his gratitude and telling him she’d write to him seemed to have a lot of meaning for me as that was something i had expected to see in the HK2 finale as well

    i recall reading from JB’s earlier post that she hadn’t followed HK2 and so i thought i’d post here to catch some of the other kdrama fans who had been a part of HK2 and reach out to them =)

    all in all, it was a very meaningful cameo to say the least :)

  23. 23 Raptor

    SSK was like a vamped up version of her character in HK2, smoky makeup and all. Guess she needed to show that she was different and of a higher status now ever since HK2. Pfft. Never liked her especially after her hand in that terrible HK2 ending and didn’t like her here. Too little too late.

    Watching that episode with YKS and jin hee with that old man makes me ship them so much. It’s a pity that Jin Hee is sacrificed for the sake of that May-December fixation the HK writers have. Pfft. It made me cringe in HK2 with the JH/SSK pairing, and the YKS/ Ji Won thing is making me cringe here too. Too much melodrama involved. jin Hee and YKS together would be more light hearted and warm. Sigh

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