Drama Recaps
Ma Boy: Episode 2
by | August 28, 2012 | 60 Comments

I will say this about Ma Boy: If the entire thing must hinge upon a single conceit, then at least it’s got that one conceit down pat. Because Hyun-woo (er, idol Sun-woong) is so pretty in both gender personas that you really can’t take your eyes off him sometimes.

The show continues with its frothy-light campus hijinks, and now our heroine finds herself entangled in this lie as well. She happens to be much more committed to protecting the secret, but on the downside, much less good at it. But hey, two heads put together are better than one… right?

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EPISODE 2: “HeartBeat”

Geu-rim gasps in shock. Irene… is a boy?

She doesn’t call a teacher after all, and Hyun-woo confirms his identity — speaking at last! — saying that he’s got his reasons for the disguise. She’s all, What reason could possibly explain this? That is a long story, so he just asks her to keep the secret.

Geu-rim protests that she’s still going to tell the teachers in the morning. Hyun-woo sighs, “Do whatever you want.” He takes his usual exit by hopping out the window.

Schoolyard. Irene huddles fearfully, surrounded by a mob of angry students, which include the girls jealous of her popularity and the boys humiliated at having liked a fraud. They hurl things, scorning, “You, a girl? Get lost! How dare you toy with people?!”

Our Head Mean Girl, Hye-ri, pulls off the wig and dumps water over Hyun-woo’s head. She leads the cheer to oust Irene from school.

This, of course, is all imagined. Geu-rim snaps back to real life — she’s mid-meeting with the principal, who welcomes her to the school in an oddly enthusiastic way, urging her to make her dreams come true. Hmm. Is she someone important?

Geu-rim overhears Tae-joon singing “A Goose’s Dream” in a rehearsal studio. It’s the same song she’d sung in class — saying it was a source of encouragement during a tough time — which spins us into flashback:

Tae-joon performs the same song at a hospital, for a group of patients. Ah, things are starting to make sense…

After he performs, he asks for a patient to sing for him and a little girl volunteers Geu-rim, outing her as a huge fan. So she gets up and sings “Over the Rainbow” in her pretty voice, which is noted by the principal in the audience.

Irene is missing from class the next day, so Geu-rim goes looking for her at her management company. The manager-hyung freaks out when Hyun-woo walks in and tries to stuff his head into a plastic bag. Yes, that’s helping.

Hyun-woo sighs that it’s fine, roommie knows all. Uncle nervously asks her to play along, since they can’t have the scandal blowing both Irene’s and Hyun-woo’s future to bits. Geu-rim isn’t thrilled about lying, but she says she doesn’t want anyone getting hurt because of her — a comment that makes Hyun-woo consider her curiously.

Geu-rim declares that fraud is still wrong, though, so her agreement to keep silent is only temporary. Only until they clean up the situation themselves. She adds another condition — so tiny, so sassy — that since the situation is going to inconvenience her life, Hyun-woo has to do everything she says. LOL.

Hyun-woo figures the upside of being outed is that he can walk around as himself in the dorm room, and the sight of him with shower-damp hair and in his undershirt has Geu-rim slapping her hands over her eyes in modesty. Then she peers between her fingers to sneak a look at all the pretty, glistening in slow-motion, soft-filtered backlighting. Why is he just as pretty as Hyun-woo as he was as Irene?

Hilariously, in the ensuing days Geu-rim ends up hovering over Irene at school, swooping in every time she thinks s/he might be in danger of discovery. (Which gets Irene’s fan club fuming at Geu-rim’s interference.) She clucks over her-him like an annoying mother hen, acting as lookout while Irene changes into gym clothes and tugging her hair to hide the Adam’s apple.

Hyun-woo protests that Geu-rim’s concern is going to draw more even attention… which isn’t wrong. She’s about as subtle as a tiptoeing elephant. Irene’s fanboys interpret their bickering as harassment, though, and plots to get back at Geu-rim, only to be stopped by Tae-joon’s fan club Tackle, who argue that they get first crack.

Tae-joon persists in courting Irene, asking her to be his dance partner for the upcoming school festival. Today, she gives him a nod yes, and he hoots in victory. So cute, you dense puppy boy.

The exchange is witnessed by Irene’s most persistent paparazzo, however, who has been snooping around the school to get at her secrets. The two mega-stars, flirting with each other? “I’ve got you now,” he crows. At least manager-hyung is on the ball, and he drags the tabloid reporter aside and confiscates his camera.

That night Hyun-woo slips out of his dorm room, this time in Irene disguise. Only, tonight he finds Geu-rim standing there as disapproving watchdog, holding up the rules she’s drawn up, pointing at the curfew clause. Aw, it’s funny ’cause she’s tiny and he’s huge, and yet he grumbles like a Saint Bernard ceding to an angry kitten.

Their budding argument attracts the attention of a guard, so they duck and head for cover, ending up in an empty dance studio. Ignoring Geu-rim, Hyun-woo starts practicing and she watches, impressed.

They take a break on the terrace, and she asks about couple dance Tae-joon asked Irene to partner him on, though she clucks in disapproval when Hyun-woo says he’s thinking of doing it just to poach some of his dance moves. Now that we’ve seen her flashback, we know her soft spot for Tae-joon isn’t just his idol status, but because he’d been a source of moral support.

Geu-rim explains being quite sick for a while, spending a lot of her time in a hospital due to leukemia. She describes the painful treatments and being afraid — but when she liked Tae-joon’s music, she felt “just like the other healthy kids.”

Then one day Tae-joon happened to visit her hospital, and as he’d signed an autograph he’d promised they’d meet again, someday when she got better. That gave her a lot of encouragement, and made her want to get better to fulfill that promise.

She assures Hyun-woo she’s healthy now, and asks why he practices so hard at his dancing. He says, “Just… because I want to do it well.” She asks, “Not because you like it?”

That idea catches him off-guard. Hm, light bulb moment, perhaps? She says it didn’t look like he enjoyed it: “It looked like you were fighting with dancing.”

Irene’s Idiot Trio and the Tackle Idiot Trio converge to make an idiot hexagon. More brains, but somehow not more smarts. They reluctantly join forces to prevent the Tae-joon–Irene couple dance.

Geu-rim finds an mp3 player on her desk, loaded with the song “Twinkle” (posted above). Hyun-woo awkwardly coughs and does the I-was-throwing-it-away-so-you-might-as-well-have-my-castoff thing, where it’s clearly an excuse to give her nice things. Adorable. He turns away like it doesn’t matter, but smiles to himself at her reaction.

She’s also excited about the upcoming class trip, which doubles as the workshop for their festival performance. She chides Hyun-woo about his lax attitude, telling him that partnering with Tae-joon is something she’d love but doesn’t have the chance to do. So he’d better do a good job, especially since Tae-joon’s so enthusiastic about working with Irene.

That gives Hyun-woo An Idea, and he goes to bed smiling.

The next day, Tae-joon finds Geu-rim and tells her she’s going to be part of their performance too. It was Irene’s idea to make Geu-rim the main singer while they do her backup dance, and he’s over the moon that she texted him. Aw Hyun-woo, you big softie. Why is this silly teen love triangle so heartwarming? They’re just cuddly and good-natured, which is so refreshing. Plus, Tae-joon’s enthusiasm is cute; he’s even come up with a group title: Taegurin (a mashup of their names).

That has Tackle fuming, and they get to work strategizing. Leader Hye-ri deems the fanboys’ scheme dumb and lo-tech (lock Geu-rim in a shed somewhere), and this unholy union meets its end.

Instead, Hye-ri comes up with a plan of her own, which involves offering Geu-rim a soda as “apology gift.” Don’t take it! Haven’t you seen every tween camp movie ever?

Thankfully Geu-rim is rightfully suspicious and decides to throw it away… just as Tae-joon appears and snatches the can. Glug…glug…glug! Oh noes.

Sure enough, the dosed drink gives him a violent case of diarrhea and renders him unable to dance. Geu-rim soothes him by rubbing his belly comfortingly (mom’s ole “medicine hand” treatment) and tells him to hang in there.

Meanwhile, Hyun-woo spends most of the day out on another job as Irene. He’s eager to get to the workshop camp, which shocks his uncle and manager since this is the first time he’s ever been interested in a school event before.

With the clock ticking and his car stuck in traffic, Hyun-woo urges hyung to drive faster to make it in time.

The Tackle girls rub their hands together gleefully at the thought of Geu-rim being taken out of the performance and thus usurping her spot. Just then, they get a message from Tae-joon, who asks them for a favor…

Tae-joon heads for the hospital and asks Geu-rim to go onstage in his place — he doesn’t want to ruin this opportunity for Irene. Ha, are we setting up for a Shakespeare In Love merry-go-round where the participants get swapped in and out, leaving our OTP?

But no, it’s Tackle who fill in as the backup singers. They’ve only got half their hearts in it — well, if they’ve got any to begin with — but no matter, because Geu-rim shines as she sings TTS’s “Twinkle,” which is a crowd-pleaser.

It’s enough to get Geu-rim on the festival performance list. Tackle is furious that their plan went awry, but vow that they’ll make sure Round 2 succeeds.

They’ll have to get in line, because it’s the fanboys’ turn to strike: They send Geu-rim a congratulatory text and invite her to a celebratory party. Then they’ll humiliate her and post that on the school homepage, which ought to send her far, far away. Oh, these “evil schemes” are so quaint and adorable, especially after a string of actual evil drama schemes.

However! Hye-ri realizes she dropped her trendy new bracelets while fixing up that laxative-laced drink, and she heads back to the building to search for it. That gets her locked inside instead of Geu-rim. Commence humiliation!

Geu-rim arrives outside the room to hear Hye-ri screaming in horror (at spooky noises and other ghostly pranks), and rescues her. Funny how the joke wouldn’t have done a thing to Geu-rim, but Hye-ri’s so trembling and weak that Geu-rim has to help her walk. Geu-rim: “If you’re scared this easily, how did you ever manage to pick on other kids so much?” Haha.

It’s sweet, though, that this brings the girls together, even if just a little. Geu-rim tells Hye-ri that if her behavior were as pretty as her face, she’d be liked by everyone. Hye-ri retorts that she’d better not use this against her, but there’s no bite to her words.

Hyun-woo arrives late that night, annoyed to have missed the performances. He peers inside the room wondering where Geu-rim is, and sets out in search of her.

She’s outside, walking out a leg cramp while listening to Hyun-woo’s mp3 player by the pool. So she’s taken by surprise when the other two Tackle girls shove her into the water, laughing and trying to take a picture of her drowned-rat look. Too bad they forgot the camera. Really not so bright; it’s like with three heads put together, they’re almost as smart as a regular person. Missing one, they’re doomed.

But Geu-rim loses the player and fishes around the water looking for it. Just then, her leg cramp acts up; she starts to flail and calls for help.

Thankfully Hyun-woo has an eye out and sees her from their balcony. Diving into the water, losing his wig and female accessories in the process, Hyun-woo pulls her out to safety.

The shock sends Geu-rim to tears, and he comforts her. The girls return with a camera — and see Hyun-woo and Geu-rim together. So does the lurking paparazzo, for that matter. Thankfully he’s not recognizable from that vantage point, but it IS a curious sight.

Hyun-woo isn’t so great dealing with a crying girl, so he blusters, “Are you crazy? Why would you swim at this hour?” She holds up the mp3 player in response. Aw, do you feel like an ass now?

They have an awkward parting, with each one telling the other to go already, hiding their reluctance to leave behind a facade of irritability. But he sneaks a look at her heading back inside, while she stays up tossing and turning.

The next morning, there’s a hot gossip item spreading amongst the school, which features Geu-rim by the pool with her mystery man. She gets pulled aside by a teacher, and her first worry is that Irene’s identity has been outed. The real problem is that dating at school is prohibited, though, and she’s told to explain herself.

Geu-rim says the boy helped pull her out of the water — that’s all. The teacher asks for the student’s name so they can check her story… and… well, she can’t do that.

Tae-joon and Hyun-woo both get the same photo text. Realizing the implications, they both immediately head back to school.

 
COMMENTS

Okay, so the situations are pretty stock, as far as school-age rom-coms go, and I’m pretty sure there’s no plot point that we don’t see coming way in advance. What makes Ma Boy work is in its very smallness — it’s like shojo manga (or soonjung manhwa), where the plots are everyday and slice-of-life with relatively minor, contained arcs. It’s a vibe we don’t often get in Korean dramas, where the conflicts are large, the tension heightened, the emotions played up for dramatic effect.

This is the inherent conflict, I think, in translating a manga/manhwa to the miniseries format, because you have to tell this small-scale story but drastically ramp up the drama of everything. I won’t say all adaptations fail at this, but it does make it more difficult for them to hit the right balance, because many dramas are then stuck with these minor beats that have to carry huge emotion. And often those two things don’t scale together just right. It’s why a drama like Playful Kiss really could have been a great adaptation, if it actually had a plot. (By which I mean an actual narrative per episode, instead of stuff just happening.)

All of this is to say that the abbreviated length and contained world of Ma Boy actually benefit the story it’s telling by keeping everything small and on the same level. (You don’t get cute hijinks leading right into attempted rape, for instance, which isn’t something you could say of Boys Before Flowers or To the Beautiful You.) Because Ma Boy is so low-key, it’s refreshing not to assume the dramatic worst of every setup. The fanboys’ plot is juvenile and harmless, and Tackle’s laxative plot equally so. It’s simple stuff, but this is a different level of storytelling.

On the flipside of that coin, it’s also why the show doesn’t really channel much true feeling. Which is fine, because I know the limitations of its format. So you do get a romance that you don’t quite believe in (it makes sense, but are we feeling it with the chemistry or the attraction? Not even close) and a low level of emotional engagement. Admittedly, if this were offered as a prime-time broadcast show for 20 episodes, for instance, I’d probably have a different reaction, because that structure comes with different expectations.

Maybe the reason I have affection for this show despite not feeling any romantic spark is because I’m still totally with Hyun-woo, who feels like a person rather than a stock “type.” Here’s proof of how much mileage a drama can get out of a single appealing character, isn’t it? There are others I like, like Geu-rim and Tae-joon, but Hyun-woo’s the only one I care about. And somehow that’s enough.

Plus, I really liked Geu-rim’s note that he didn’t seem to enjoy dancing all that much, because it struck a chord with him — maybe for the first time ever. He’s so desperate to succeed at this thing and he’s pursued it with such tunnel vision that it must have been ages since he stopped to consider the why of it all.

There’s only one more episode left to the show so we’ve got a limit to what we can explore with this setup, but more than a cute loveline, I’m hoping our boy finds what he’s looking for.

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60 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. nuri

    its cute. with Answer me around the corner, im up for any teenage love story!

  2. Abbie

    This show is cute, and I agree with you JB that Hyun-woo is the main reason I like this show. I’m not saying the others are bad but Hyun-woo seems more real than them.

    The Idiot Trios of both stars are, well, idiots. Their hi-jinks are laughable and cute.

    This show is adorable, and I smile all the way through it.

    Thanks for the recap, Javabeans!

  3. niKai

    why is he so pretty? and geurim, the actress is actually quite cute when she’s not playing evil. hehe.

  4. dangerousgoods

    thankyou JB~

    Maybe I’ll start watching after AM1997 and uni work!XD

  5. h0ns

    been waiting for this recap since can’t find the sub for this drama… thank you very much

  6. Ivoire

    Thank you!

  7. DramaticTeacher

    I enjoy this mini drama a lot. It’so cute! and it’s refreshing to see that there is no mean 3rd person in the love triangle. Taejoon is just a sweet as Hyunwoo.

  8. blackitty

    Im just waiting for subtittles to download this, I hope someone subs it soon

    • 8.1 ilog

      I hope so too!!!! I don’t think any subbing sites has picked this up yet. *pouts* I just can’t wait to watch this!!! >:D

      • 8.1.1 anicheung

        Ditto! Though short, I really want to be able to watch this more than a lot of series out right now. It just sounds so cute and right up my inner teenager alley.

  9. MhsC

    So Nice :))) Thank you for the recaps…

  10. 10 MsB

    You know what makes this show good? The fact that I, hardly ever watch something raw, can actually understand what’s going on and laugh appropriately. Its refreshing to read the recap and know I was not far off. I love all of the characters! I’m enjoying this little drama immensely. I get so engrossed into, the time flies and when it nears the end, I am truly disappointed. Hyun Woo? SO much pretty!

  11. 11 Laya

    Thanks for the recap!
    I watched it raw, so I needed this recap to fill in the blanks. :D Wish someone would sub it soon.

  12. 12 Gom

    Is anyone subbing this? Please. With all this emotional turmoil that I’ve been going through because of Gaksital (in a good way, though), this drama is not a matter of WANT, it’s a NEED.

    I. NEED. THIS. DRAMA.

  13. 13 Eun

    thank you.

  14. 14 cammy

    thank you so much! I’ve been lurking around this website since sunday for this recap! Thank you! I still can’t believe this thursday marks the last episode of this drama… :’(

  15. 15 Stardust

    Thank you for bringing us recaps!! * chomps up happily* This little drama seems very sweet, and I really hope I can get to watch a subbed version, as Gom says… Gaksital is going to be a dark dark trip when I binge watch the last 6 eps…

    • 15.1 Gom

      Riiiight?!

      Every Gaksital episode leaves me exhausted emotionally and mentally (my heart hasn’t even healed yet because of episode 6 and 7). God knows how much I need fluff right now. Of the good kind.

      So thank you for the recaps for this drama, bringing me back to that other side of the drama world filled with rainbows and unicorns.

  16. 16 lizzie

    LMAO this guy from Touch indeed seems like a girl but I wonder what would happen if the main guy was Ren from Nues’t. He looks much more like a girl than a boy… lol

    people wouldn’t believe he is really a boy.

    http://data.whicdn.com/images/25312283/tumblr_m14ppgGA5d1r2d3iso1_500_large.png

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9bir6QPpJ1rz6r0qo2_500.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q6wXBZ7KKSg/T7huzFMBn5I/AAAAAAAAAJw/5XSoqMGzqho/s1600/PERSONIL+BOYBAND+TERCANTIK+REN.jpg

    • 16.1 jubilantia

      WHOA. We are sure he isn’t an actual girl cross-dressing, right? I don’t see much of an Adam’s apple…

      • 16.1.1 Arhazivory

        When the news breaks that he really IS a girl….I won’t be surprised.

    • 16.2 anna

      whooaa??!!he’s really pretty!if another company comes up with a cross-dressing guy drama, they should get him(?her?herm??lol!)..anyway, life is a bit unfair!he’s even prettier than a girl!wtf!

    • 16.3 Gom

      THAT IS SO NOT A BOY.

    • 16.4 Audrey

      What I love about Ren is that he admitted it is funny to him when people think he is a girl.

  17. 17 Daisy

    They are gonna grow up well!

  18. 18 pumpkin

    where’s the like button? i think its here somewhere…. wait there it is….. .LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE..LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKELIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE.LIKE…..

    haha tnx for the recap… at least i have something to look forward to..

    anyone got links on the subbed eps? pls share some of your blessings… hehe.. tnx much

  19. 19 dee

    “Really not so bright; it’s like with three heads put together, they’re almost as smart as a regular person. Missing one, they’re doomed.”

    Real funny! I’m laughing for 30 seconds reading this comment. wait.. now I’m still laughing.

    Okay.. back to read from that part. kekeke…

  20. 20 JaC

    I think he without the wig looks like a girl more than with it… XDDD

  21. 21 Noelle

    There was attempted rape in BOF and TtheBY? What the hell, when?

    • 21.1 jubilantia

      Oh, sorry, my reply for this is at number 24.

    • 21.2 Raven

      BOF – When Jan Di was changing her clothes in the pool locker room. Then Ji Hoo to the rescue. not sure what episode though.

      TTBY – beginning of ep. 4

  22. 22 m a r a

    Sun Woong has a slight resemblance to Chris Chu of POP ETC./ The Morning Benders … I think it’s the pouty lips.

    Anyway, thank you for the recap :)

  23. 23 jubilantia

    Thanks again for recapping! I think we may get a hint of the Tae-joon liking Geu-rim storyline; the sick scene hinted, so I can hope.

    This show is too adorable. Like you said, relatively shallow emotionally but refreshing. I still wouldn’t have minded a couple more episodes, though.

  24. 24 jubilantia

    Unfortunately, yup. If I remember right, the first episode cliffhanger for BBF was Tsukasa’s lackeys trying to intimidate the heroine by assaulting her, although the Rui character swoops to her rescue. The TtheBY terribleness happens over epis 3 and 4, but in a somehow more terrifyingly realistic way than BBF. In other versions of BBF, there were also various degrees of the Tsukasa character force-kissing Tsukushi and not understanding why she’s crying and traumatized, but he stops pretty quickly.

    Speaking of which, I really do like that non life-or-death aspect of this drama. The J-version of TtheBY omitted that manga arc, and I wish the k-version had too. I don’t really understand why some of these feel the need to inject these real life not-so-nice bits into our fluff, but I guess that gives it more weight…? I say it can be done without it.

    • 24.1 jubilantia

      Ahhh, sorry. Forgot to hit the reply button to #21.

    • 24.2 Noelle

      thanks for the explanation. I remembered the scene in BOF later but for the life of me I couldn’t remember anything like that happening in the other versions of TtheBY. Thanks for the clarification though.

  25. 25 Arhazivory

    Thanks a lot for the recap JB~

    I really wish this show was longer because its just too cute!

    • 25.1 rossalie

      right!! If just the episode is longer so we can feel more of the romance, I’m sure I’ll love this drama more! Hihi

  26. 26 stars4u

    Such a cute drama, too bad it’s only a few episodes.

  27. 27 nereid

    Thank you for the recap! I’m liking this series and can’t wait for Th :)

  28. 28 Dara

    The world is sure moving fast cuz I woke up and saw these dramas where boy is girl, girl is boy (not that I didn’t like ^^). Thanks for the recap.

  29. 29 Yue

    The more I read the recap, the more I wanted to watch the drama – I’d have to wait for the DVD since viki doesn’t have it… It’s a bit different than the boy/girl usual storyline. I’m really interested to know what would happen to the characters. I kinda wish the drama could have been tad bit longer, not your typical 20-episode, but, maybe 8 to 10 episodes. I just feel like there’s more story to tell :)

    • 29.1 ~Feather~

      try dramacrazy. all the episodes are somewhat subbed on there.

  30. 30 nonski

    thanks and totally loving this show… wouldn’t have been possible without your recaps.

  31. 31 goldeng

    aww i love this dramaa!! my cheeks hurt because I smile and smile while watcching it!! adorable!! im glad this is a drama that gives us a world with rainbows and butterflies and im more than okay with it!!
    geu rim did a great discovery there!! im glad she pointed out that hyun woo looked like he wasnt enjoying the dance at all… it actually happens in real life you do stuff but then in the road you forget why you liked it or why you even started doing it…! I wish hyun woo would find his real path :33 aww tae joon is so cuteeee xD i feel like taking care of him.. like a puppy(?) XD

  32. 33 varms

    He’s as pretty as Kim Hye Sung!!

  33. 34 Audrey

    3 episodes is not enough! There are so many things that could be done to keep this show going. Like, Tae-joon starting to crush on Geu-rim and becoming a rival to Hyun-woo. And then feeling conflicted because he still likes Irene. Tae-joon figuring out she was the patient who sang at the hospital. Hyun-woo coming in as a separate character in the boy form while still keeping up the Irene charade, his way to fight off Tae-joon’s interest in Geu-rim. A more maniacal villain with a brain shows up. Geu-rim gaining popularity for her singing, becoming a star herself. Irene being revealed to be Hyun-woo.

    So many possibilities!

  34. 35 catiechan

    WAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I really want this mini-series to be turned into a full-blown 16 or 20-episode kdrama! there’s soooo much that can be done and explored in the story..like
    1. expounding more on Geu rim’s past sickness (is she really cured? will there be a relapse that will bring more conflict into the drama especially in the event that Hyunwoo and TaeJung fall in love with her?

    2. TaeJung falling in love with GeuRim. Admit it, Geu Rim has a bright and charming personality. She’s talented and pretty too. Compared to the lolols in school and the surly Irene, GeuRim is your best girl!

    3. developing Hyunwoo’s journey from being a frustrated dancer into someone who really grows to love his craft and learns some real deep life lessons because of GeuRim…before she dies???

    4. the lolol mean girls and the male fan club eventually evolving from mindless monster sasaengs into humbled achievers due to GeuRim’s influence. And let’s also reform these bullies, can we?

    Tooniverse, please, please, please, can you plleeeeaaasssee work this minidrama into a full series? you’ve got such a lovely cast and great characters full of potential. Jebal!

  35. 36 Lilium

    Omg it’s that evil girl from the moon that embraces the Sun !!! :O It’s weird to see her play a “nice” character. She really can pull off any kind of acting.

  36. 37 kirst3n

    Anybody here knows where to watch this subbed?

  37. 38 Sone4Life

    SOMEONE PLEASE SUB THIS! PLEASE. PLEASEE <3 I BEG YOU.. I only understand the simple phrases TT^TT

  38. 39 whimsicalnet

    For those interested, someone has subbed this in English (so far episode 1 & 3). You can also find it on dramafever. It’s a really cute little drama.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7C2D3733AECBAEDB&feature=plcp

  39. 40 Jess

    I there any other drama which is like ma boy?? I mean a light romantic comedy without too much evil charakters!?
    any recommendations?? :))

  40. 41 m.c.

    i really love this story………………………….

    Sun-woong

  41. 42 Novi.id

    Oohhh Ma Boy Drama,,, I really really like it,, That’s funny drama,,,but why too short??
    Anyway Girls, anyone know how can i download the song somewhere over the rainbow that Kim Soo Hyun sang in this drama? and what the title of Shalalallala in this drama?
    Thanks A lot !! Gomawo^^

  42. 43 4gty

    jtrdsadadxx

  43. 44 maxzzr

    Thank you for the recaps, it is a cute show, and I love the child actress. I have seen her in several places and I cant wait for her to get older and take leads in longer and more in depth series

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