Drama Recaps
Full House Take 2: Episode 10
by | November 26, 2012 | 46 Comments

Lots of development for our main couple and yes, Tae-ik can actually smile. A few days overseas can certainly do wonders as the boys prep for the battlefield. The war is just over the horizon now and I’m afraid that we won’t see this beautiful smile for much longer.

EPISODE 10, PART 1

Kang-hwi lies in bed, straining his eyes towards the ceiling. He mulls over the doctor’s warning about his deteriorating vision and Lee Joon’s promise of a comeback before he heads out.

Meanwhile, Lee Joon assures his Chinese investor that things are going smoothly which they clearly aren’t. Is the puppeteer stressed that the marionettes won’t do his bidding? He tasks his secretary to track Kang-hwi down but there’s no need since Kang-hwi shows up at his door anyway.

Kang-hwi wonders why Lee Joon is so adamant about a comeback when he clearly knows the prognosis of his condition. He isn’t at all surprised to hear the answer, I need you now and we’ll worry about that later.

Lee Joon piles on the compliments and even plays the sympathy card to appeal to Kang-hwi. Those superficial words fall flat but then Kang-hwi tersely agrees to the comeback on one condition: Man-ok must be his coordi.

That’s not something Lee Joon is ready to bargain but Kang-hwi remains firm. Once he leaves, Lee Joon breaks into devilish laughter, then stops when a sudden realization dawns on him.

As for Kang-hwi, he searches the house for Man-ok and sits in her empty room. He notices the sketch of Tae-ik on her desk and recalls her frantic concern for Tae-ik. He stamps a book on top of the drawing.

Back in Japan, everyone sits down for tea but Tae-ik knows exactly why they’re here and says that he won’t be returning to Korea. He tells Bum-soo and Man-ok to take the first flight back in the morning.

He gets up to leave and Man-ok declares that if Tae-ik doesn’t leave, she won’t either. Turning to Tae-ik’s aunt, Man-ok assures her that she’ll earn her keep. Her declaration along with the rest of the day’s events leaves Tae-ik restless later that night.

Early in the morning, Go-dong finds Kang-hwi sleeping on the couch and relays that they’ll be traveling to Japan later that afternoon. Kang-hwi asks after Man-ok’s whereabouts and Go-dong informs him that she and Bum-soo went off looking for Tae-ik. Unfortunately, he’s lost contact with them as of yesterday.

On her morning jog, Man-ok spots Tae-ik climbing into his car and she calls after him. Too bad his headphones muffle her yelling. I hope you take those off when you’re driving, Tae-ik. Safety first!

She’s somehow able to tail him with her bike to the docks and onto a ferry. There, she searches the decks for Tae-ik, and smiles when she sees the man with the permed hair staring out at the ocean.

Only when he turns around… it’s not him. HAHA. There’s another person with that hair? I feel so bad for you right now.

She continues her search and finds the real Tae-ik in the cargo hold, sitting in his car with his eyes closed. So she raps on his window and spooks him. He freaks out.

Inside the car, Man-ok brightly tells him that she followed him because she thought he might be running away. That earns her a scowl from Tae-ik who warns her that he’ll drop her off in the middle of nowhere so it’s best that she gets off now.

Man-ok isn’t easily deterred and she drops that it’s her first time in Japan. Can’t he take her sightseeing? Tae-ik scoffs at this but he contemplates her offer that she’ll pay lunch before getting out of the car.

Tae-ik gets all huffy but it isn’t because he’s leaving – he wants her to drive instead. HA.

They drive to a tombolo and Man-ok excitedly peers over the written messages hanging on the branches. Her excitement makes Tae-ik smile (aw) and he walks over towards her. With a serious expression, he says, “I love you. Stay by my side forever.”

His sudden confession makes Man-ok anxious and before she can stutter a response he cuts her off. Then Tae-ik leans in and Man-ok closes her eyes…

…and then he raises an eyebrow, “Why are you getting all red and why are your eyes closed?” Pffft. “I was just reading what was written on the shell,” he adds. Suurree.

He won’t go unpunished for his prank and she grabs him by the arm, ordering him to follow her.

They visit a nearby shop and pick up a shell to hang on the tree. Tae-ik practically scowls at the simple message: “Growth.” All that money just for a word?

Man-ok explains that it represents growth as a person and as a coordi. She calls him a petty cheapskate. But it turns out the shell cost them a pretty penny and Man-ok gapes at the price, “Why didn’t you say so?” Tae-ik: “Who was the one that threatened that she’d cry?” Touché.

Man-ok suggests that they collect seashells and sell them and Tae-ik walks away, scoffing at the idea. As they leave, we hear Man-ok still looking on the bright side. She mentions that they should have bought one for Tae-ik too.

He remarks that he doesn’t believe in participating in such superstitious activities. And we get a close-up of another shell that reads: “To protect my loved ones.”

They sit down to watch an outdoor play when a man asks in Japanese if they’re on their honeymoon. Man-ok happily says yes even though she doesn’t understand. The man then points them to a shrine – they’ll be forever happy if they make a wish there.

So Tae-ik slips away to pray by the shrine as Man-ok looks on.

As they take a walk, Tae-ik stops to ask why Man-ok came all the way to Japan to come look for him. She hesitates and then answers that he would have found some way to make it her fault if she didn’t. He assures her that it’s not about her so she needn’t worry.

She figures that she’s not someone significant enough in Tae-ik’s life to worry about. There’s no reason for her to think otherwise and Tae-ik stares at her, searching her face before walking off with a grimace.

Soon they’re back on the ferry, sitting in the car and Man-ok is asleep in the passenger seat. All Tae-ik can focus on, however, are those darned alluring lips of hers. So he gives into temptation and leans closer, now just inches away… and her eyes flicker open. !*@#&!*%

Well, this isn’t awkward or anything. It doesn’t register to Man-ok why his face is so close to hers (O rly?) so Tae-ik feigns seasickness to salvage the situation.

They go out to the deck to get some air and as Man-ok takes in the sights, Tae-ik frets that everything’s dark. Well duh, you’re wearing sunglasses, Man-ok says.

She takes them off for him and rambles on about the beautiful scenery but Tae-ik just continues to stare at her. (Eep!) He finally asks again if there wasn’t more to the reason why she came here for him. She asks, “Then what about you? Why did you give up on Full House–?”

And at that moment, Tae-ik cuts her off with a kiss.

To say things are awkward back at the teahouse is an understatement as the two avert their eyes at the table. Bum-soo picks up on the tension and then hilariously asks, “Did you two fight again?” If by kiss you mean fight, sure.

Mom notes how pretty Man-ok is, a compliment that makes her blush. Bum-soo decides to let the incident drop for now and turns on the TV. And who should be featured but Kang-hwi and Se-ryung who have just arrived in Japan.

We see the two arrive at the film festival together later that evening and smile wide for the camera. It’s all an act of course, and neither hide their hatred for the other once they’re alone.

Lee Joon pulls Se-ryung aside and Go-dong happily picks up a call from Bum-soo. He fills Man-ok in on the developments and insists that Man-ok find out why Kang-hwi agreed to work for Lee Joon again. She agrees to see him tomorrow in secret.

Elsewhere, Tae-ik broods alone about Kang-hwi and Se-ryung’s arrival.

Back at the hotel, Kang-hwi asks if Go-dong knows why Man-ok came to Japan. He hesitates before answering that she came with Bum-soo to search for Tae-ik. Kang-hwi’s expression darkens at this answer.

Tell me – how is a Daffy Duck hoodie NOT conspicuous? He first approaches her speaking Japanese before revealing himself and she lights up, glad to see him.

They go shopping together and when Kang-hwi offers to buy both hairpins she’s mulling over, she refuses. Man-ok tells him that her grandfather told her that someone who wants everything is greedy and that greed will lead that person to eventually lose everything.

Kang-hwi ponders over the other (and in my opinion, the prettier) hairpin before picking up a flyer.

That leads them to an interesting spot in the park where their voices echo into the distance. They take turns yelling into the air and Kang-hwi shouts, “Jang Man-ok is prettier than the actress Jang Man-ok!” Aw.

He turns to her and thanks her for being there through the difficult times. “In the future, will you stay by my side like you are now?”

 

EPISODE 10, PART 2

We backtrack to when Kang-hwi surprises Man-ok by the shore. This time, we get an added scene and Kang-hwi takes her out for udon and points at the shrimp tempura. She should consider herself special, Kang-hwi notes, because he doesn’t share this with just anyone.

She happily digs in and then asks if Kang-hwi tracked down the recorder yet. She notes his darkened expression and quickly adds that if he did, then there would have been no reason for him to come to Japan with Lee Joon.

Kang-hwi changes the subject, suggesting that they go shopping afterwards.

Kang-hwi continues to evade her questions as they sit at the park and Man-ok asks if he really isn’t going to answer why he’s here and Kang-hwi sighs, “I’m not asking either.”

He won’t ask why she’s here in Japan so he asks the same from her. After an awkward pause, he pipes up that they should go sightseeing. So then we replay the last scene of the previous episode (We’re sure getting a lot of overlap in this half.) along with Kang-hwi’s request, “Will you stay by my side?”

Man-ok pauses and before she can answer, her phone rings. She slips away to take the call. Kang-hwi’s phone rings too and it’s Lee Joon who reminds him about an important dinner with the press later that evening.

Just from Kang-hwi’s expression, we can tell that it’s Tae-ik who’s calling on the other end. I suppose it is a bit repetitive to state that it is Tae-ik, yelling that Man-ok had promised to earn her keep, which she clearly isn’t doing.

Tae-ik shares a drink with Bum-soo who tells him that it’s time that Tae-ik returned. He’ll help Tae-ik make a fresh start to which Tae-ik scoffs in disbelief. Bum-soo insists that he’s different from Lee Joon but in Tae-ik’s eyes, nothing’s different – they’re all businessmen who sell people.

Bum-soo disagrees – he’s never thought that – and furthermore, he knows what they really want. Tae-ik asks what that is.

“You said that you didn’t become a singer because you wanted to, right? You were dragged into it because of money, your house, and your family, right? But that’s not it. You want to stand on stage again, don’t you?”

He tells Tae-ik to stand on that stage and get it all back: fame, Full House, and the person he loves. “Go back and take it back. Through your own strength. That’s what you have to do.”

His words impact Tae-ik but then the mention of his fans break him and Tae-ik hollers that he doesn’t need any of it. He stalks off.

Tae-ik retreats to his room and Man-ok knocks on the door, drinks in hand. He asks, “Is that a trend these days?” HA.

She plops down next to him and hands him a beer; it’s her last night here so surely they can have a drink together. Tae-ik reminds her of her earlier words that she wouldn’t leave unless Tae-ik did and Man-ok sheepishly admits that she can’t change her flight. His face reads: Are you kidding me?

A six-pack later, Man-ok asks in a slurred voice why Tae-ik won’t return to Korea with them tomorrow. Man-ok swings back and forth in a drunken state, saying that she had to scrounge money she didn’t have, to come to Japan.

But Tae-ik takes issue to how she addresses him as, “You” and “rude bastard” and Man-ok just lets out a drunken giggle. Then she pokes him, calling him “rude bastard” again and again. Omg, I kinda love drunk Man-ok.

She murmurs that Tae-ik’s fortunate to have so many fans who love him and then in a raised voice, she adds, “Is it a crime for your fans to love you?”

He figures she’s practically gone insane now and then Man-ok takes his face in her hands. She admits that he’s good-looking before she collapses onto his lap.

Tae-ik takes a stroll outside and thinks of the fans who are awaiting his return. Then he sees his fans outside the teahouse, chanting his name, and his eyes well up with tears, moved.

He breaks down, crying.

Man-ok finally replies to Kang-hwi’s text that he has something important to tell her the next morning, telling him that she’ll be in touch once they’re in Korea. Kang-hwi beams.

Bum-soo and Man-ok say their goodbyes to Tae-ik’s family and Mom whines that she wants to go back with them. Man-ok takes her by the hand and tells her that Tae-ik will take her back with him soon.

Aw, I know you mean well Man-ok, but I don’t think it’s helpful to dole out false hope there. Tae-ik doesn’t see them off.

That’s because he’s already at the airport, his bags packed. Aww, I knew you’d come around! Once they’re inside, Man-ok asks with a smile what he’d like to drink. He curtly tells her not to smile lest he become more attracted to her. Hee.

She keeps smiling and he gives her his drink order in his usual prickly manner. Man-ok happily skips away, calling him “Tae-ik nim.” He lets out a small smile.

Kang-hwi hangs back and he spots the two, smiling and laughing together on the floor below. There’s barely enough time for his heart to break into pieces before Go-dong calls him over.

He doesn’t even have the energy to argue with Lee Joon but reminds him that should he back out on his promise, he’ll disappear as soon as they land. Let’s admit it – I just like watching Lee Joon squirm.

There’s a crowd of fans awaiting Kang-hwi’s epic return, Reporter So and crew included. Ga-ryung’s near tears and then Reporter So wonders what the big deal is.

Dude, you’re surrounded by fangirls; are you asking for a death wish?  As expected, they go crazy once Kang-hwi steps into view. Conversely, Tae-ik gripes over his disguise: an old fashioned hat. The alternative, Man-ok’s scarf, doesn’t appease him either.

Kang-hwi accepts questions from the press. He answers politely – that the rumors of a love triangle were false; that he took some time to reflect. One reporter asks if there’s an association between Kang-hwi’s comeback and Tae-ik’s contract engagement.

They’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Lee Joon steps up to answer but Kang-hwi speaks before he gets the chance, stating that they’re separate incidents. He apologizes to their fans once more.

Kang-hwi’s crowded exit becomes more hilarious when Tae-ik exits to little to no fanfare. Bum-soo wonders if it was pointless to wear a disguise.

Lee Joon suggests to his stars to move somewhere that’s more comfortable and both decline, saying that they’re more comfortable where they are.

The problem is Tae-ik, who’s homeless now that Lee Joon has taken back the house. Never fear because he can stay with Bum-soo and he invites them into his humble abode.

It’s a complete mess with dirty dishes stacked in the sink, empty food containers, and the floor is littered with clothes and old newspapers. Tae-ik reels from the smell and says that he’ll stay in a hotel.

Bum-soo basically tells him that beggars can’t be choosers and staying at a hotel will only draw attention to themselves. Man-ok worries if Tae-ik will be all right staying in the pig sty and Tae-ik tells her that he’ll be fine.

Once outside, Man-ok gets a call from Lee Joon, but we don’t get to see whether she picks up or not.

Bum-soo’s snoring keeps Tae-ik up at night and then it gets worse – he catches sight of a cockroach. He screams in horror. It’s like hell on Earth for the Hallyu star.

He calls Man-ok and says that this place is weird and crawls with “strange things.” He complains that Bum-soo’s house is “unlivable” and is horrified at her tips to either kill the bugs or get along with them.

Tae-ik asks if she’s home and she says yes. He calls her out on her lie, but she’s practically outside of her place, walking up the steps to the gym.

Man-ok’s at the door when Tae-ik says, “I see you right now.” She turns around and sees him sitting on the bench.

He walks up to her and says, “Let me… stay with you.” Her eyes widen in surprise.

 

COMMENTS

Let him stay! Let him stay! Don’t worry about the consequences right now – don’t you remember what Lee Joon taught us? “I need you now and we’ll worry about that later.” One failed contract engagement and an overseas trip later, we finally reach possible cohabitation. Man-ok, you’d better say yes ’cause he’s inviting himself into your place.

On a technical level, it sure feels that this drama’s been recycling a lot of its cliffhangers. I’m pretty sure we have about a dozen endings where Hwang Jung-eum’s facial expression looks like she’s about to say, “Omo!” Sure the situation differs each time, but I’ve seen it so often that it’s practically GIF-able. How ’bout a little variety, drama?

I love that our likeable characters (our main trio) were able to have their moment in the spotlight and our more unlikeable ones (Lee Joon and Se-ryung) took a backseat. The relationship took a big step forward with their first kiss but now it’s just a matter of time until this coupling becomes the talk of the town again. Enjoy those happy moments now people, because shit is about to hit the fan, I’m sure.

It does break my heart that Kang-hwi’s condition is only getting worse and it saddens me that he’s back in Lee Joon’s clutches. What I do like is that he now has some say in the matter because Lee Joon has no choice but to comply to his one condition. Gosh, it’s so satisfying to see that man squirm a little. I can’t wait until karma hits you like a boomerang.

Getting to see Tae-ik’s backstory this week almost drove me to tears because OH MY GOSH – how much pain do these boys have to endure? Mom being alive threw me for a loop but he’s so sweet to her and seeing him trying to protect what he loves most pangs my heart.

Now that he’s not in Lee Joon’s company anymore, he’s become the ultimate underdog and I can’t wait for him to rise above the corporate chains of the K-pop industry and come out on top. With a better updo anyway.

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46 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Ivoire

    Thank you for the recap!

  2. myweithisway

    I never knew that I wanted to wear a duck-head hoodie. The things kdramas teach you about yourself^^

    Thanks for all your hard work gummi! We love you<3

    • 2.1 estel

      We sure do love you, gummi! Thanks for this great recap. ^___^

  3. kookicookie

    thankies!!!! <3

  4. Julia

    I love it when a drama creates two lovable leads and I can pretend I am the female who has to make up her mind. The longer that tension can be created of uncertainty, the more hooked I am. I sincerely care about these characters, and while I hate the 30 min format and find some impatience with the writers trite overused situations, this show is a box of candy I eagerly await to devour each episode. I am surprised at how addicted I have become. I can tell already this drama will be one I will miss the characters when it ends.

  5. cg

    Thanks for the recap :)

  6. ella zala

    Mazel Tov! Finally he kissed her!

    • 6.1 ella zala

      Correct me if I’m wrong but I seriously thought the line
      “to protect my loved ones” is written at the back of the same seashell where she had written “Growth”?

      Is it not? hmmm….=.=”

      • 6.1.1 gummimochi

        Oh whoops, you might be right. :)

        • 6.1.1.1 ella zala

          oops. I’m wrong. I think Fangy is right. I must be seeing what I secretly want to see. mian =p

          btw fangy, excellent observation! i didn’t even notice tae ik hanging le said seashell. i thought he was just strollin’ down d beach~

          • 6.1.1.1.1 Fangy

            Haha…you’re welcome, ella! Well, it helps that I have been repeatedly watching some of the scenes. :p

            30 mins per day kinda short to last me till the next (half-)episode. ^^

      • 6.1.2 Fangy

        Nope. He was secretly hanging one before he walked towards her and saw the ‘growth’ seashell.

        • 6.1.2.1 momosa

          What was written on his seashell? Is it ‘to protect loved ones’?

          • 6.1.2.1.1 Fangy

            I supposed so, according to gummi and the sub.

            My limited knowledge of korean only allow me to recognize “사랑” (love) “사람” (people). :D

  7. iaia

    I don’t understand why this drama took so long to be aired, it’s so good!(ManOk’s fashion sense aside).. I mean it’s not perfect but it’s definitely underrated!

  8. ninji

    What is up with not talking about kissing. It’s YAB all over again. Seriously lips met in a k-drama. Anyways, I think the best part we’re up for are the new hair.

    • 8.1 sally_b

      heehee….yeah lips met, but did not move…as is the norm.

      I swear it’s like two wooden planks fell against each other. PLONK. hahahaha! (but after several years of watching Kdramas … zero surprise that it was like that)

      Even though I find No Min Woo a wee bit androgenous for my daily tastes, I’d have to admit if his lips got that close to mine…there would INDEED be movement going on. huzzah!

      …as for the hair…well, at least SHE gets a semi-modern pumpkin-DO.
      …alas – HE gets…sigh…I don’t even know what to call it.

      It’s like a time-capsule from the 70′s was discovered and it had a wig in it…so after a hard night of drinking …the FullHouse cordi thought it’d be a BRILLIANT new look for Tae Ik. (scratches head)

      • 8.1.1 Ladytron33

        Ha. Your comment made me lol twice!

        You are so right about TI’s new hair. Why, Show, why? And there would be a lot more going on that that if his lips ever met mine. How that girl could hold back is beyond me. Sigh…

  9. Mari

    How did I forget to watch te second half of this??? It’s Daljas spring fault. I started it, and forgot about the rest of the world.
    But I really was excited about the kiss. The longer I know Taek-ik the more I luv his charecter.
    I still can’t believe that there is 2 men with te same horrible permed hair :)

    • 9.1 owl

      Dalja’s Spring. Dalja’s Spring. Yes! I’ve recently watched it twice in a row. So loved it, couple is adorably annoying (she’s so niave and he’s so hot but not an eogmaniac). The ending fits okay for me. Good fluff and stuff and a little bit more.

  10. 10 whimsicalnet

    love this show and love u for recapping it!

  11. 11 Abbie

    I liked Kang-hwi in this episode better than the last one. I feel so bad for him.

    Tae-ik and Man-ok kissed. Thank you,drama. Let him move in, too, Man-ok!

    Thanks for the recap, gummimochi!

  12. 12 Peridot

    I am not sure whether or not this is a silly question but wasn’t Kang-hwi only injured in one of his eyes? In the drama, characters talk about the possibility of him becoming totally blind (and I guess they mean in both eyes). Did I misunderstand something?

    • 12.1 ladysarahii

      No, you didn’t miss anything. You’re absolutely right. I did horrible in A & P, so you can take my words with a grain of salt, but I supppose the injury could have been deep enough to injure his optic nerve. But even then, you’d think he would have become blind a lot sooner, rather than 20 (or so) years after the initial injury.

      • 12.1.1 Peridot

        Thank you for the confirmation. At least if there was nerve damage, his vision (in that one eye) would have been declining over the years, starting from his childhood Well, this is dramaland…logic need not always apply :)

    • 12.2 Cheryl

      Chiming in late on this to say I noticed the same thing and, no, you didn’t misunderstand anything. This is Kdramaland, m’dear, where logic doesn’t apply. Injury to one eye means both will be affected, and will always result in whatever outcome can be milked for the most angst and melodrama possible. ;D

  13. 13 Kandiboo

    gahhh… KH is so nice as a 2nd lead and it makes me feel so bad!!!!!!!!

  14. 14 owl

    “To protect my loved ones.” Aww, Tae-Ik, what you can’t express in words, you still feel in your heart. So touching to see him with his mother – he is a lot like her.

    For some reason I thought the series was very strangely over last week (I was counting the half episodes as whole episodes, oops. Not used to episode numbering I guess). Silly me. So glad it continues with more sweetness (underlying nonetheless) between Tak-Ik, Man-ok and sadly on the sidelines, KH. Love them all, can’t we have a threesome? I want that for every drama when I like 1st and 2nd lead guys. Nobody does 3somes like kdramas, I’m so in! :) * la la pose *

  15. 15 Mar

    As I was watching Man Ok and Kang Hwi shopping, I was thinking how nicely they fit in fashion interests…as besties. I think we have another heroine that has found both her soul-mate and her lover, and they are two different people. I’m down with that. I am not even sure if Man Ok is even attracted to Kang Hwi.

    I’m not exactly conformist in my thinking all the time so I have often wondered why I would have to choose if I had two people that I really liked and wanted to have a relationship with. I’ve never had that dilemma tho. Maybe I’m greedy but I’d at least throw it out there, ‘uh hey guys, I want to have a relationship with both of you, that is just how I roll, how about it?’ :)

    • 15.1 Betsy Hp

      If we can end with Tae-ik and Man-ok dating and Kang-hwi as their best friend (and maybe even housemate?) I would love that best of all. ‘Cause Kang-hwi seems so lonely — he needs a family and I think both Man-ok and even Tae-ik are primed to be that for him.

      • 15.1.1 Mar

        Agreed. I can’t see the three not being friends in the end.

  16. 16 jomo

    Thanks for the recap.

    Hey, I thought the kiss was pretty good for a surprise one. OK pretty good may be too much praise. How about it didn’t totally suck?
    NMW’s lips moved – I saw them!
    The slow mo down makes it look like it was a really long time before she reacted.
    I know it’s not HJE’s fault that she had to stand like a plank because she has delivered good kissing in past dramas.
    I do hate that they pretend like it didn’t happen.
    I hope the cohabitating in the gum puts their lips in close proximity again.

    • 16.1 jomo

      LOL
      “cohabitating in the gum” may be a really crude metaphor for kissing, but I meant GYM!

    • 16.2 Mar

      They have shown a lot of Tae-ik skin and some of the dialogue has been a little cheeky but I guess my expectations that we would not have to suffer the bug eyed kiss because it’s been a bit cheeky was a little too much. Oh well. At least the show is enjoyable.

    • 16.3 momosa

      It’s funny how kdrama kisses are being read & studied like a subject..(give me a moment, I need to laugh!)

      I thought that was well done too. Except the fact we know Tae Ik is lusting over her lips for some time now (we see camera zooming to her lips but I can’t feel that he’s lusting rather he’s just looking…..) and wishing it to be remotely similar to QIHM must be too much!

      Maybe, just maybe, because he’s prettier than the girl and things do get complicated when the hero is prettier than the heroine…..

  17. 17 Lovebug

    ok so I have a sad but true confession. Multiple times while watching these spisodes I though that both Tae-ik and Man -ok hair looked kinda sort good. (ducks head in shame). You know I must be seriously loving this drama if its clouding my hair related judgment.

    On another note I really hare how tight No Min Woo’s pants are. Having been a diehard drama fan for awhile i am not stranger to tight man pants however, its just too much.

    Otherwise loving Tae-ik’s character more and more and I actually like the fact that he is acknowledging the fact (in a slow and muted way) that he is digging Man-ok, instead of being in Denial as so many drama leads tend to do!

    There better be a Happy ending for Kang hwi, and can’t wait for the hair change coming up!

    Really enjoying this drama!

    • 17.1 momosa

      You are not alone (let’s duck together)..

      I’m fine with their hair too. Their features stand out so well with this hairdo (duck somemore…).

      I like most of her clothes (not the teddy bear whatever that it, binded teddies are gruesome to look at) and thought some of them are fantastically nice & unique (half-duck).

      His pants are awfully tight, makes it embarrasing to look at. I hope there is enough room for breathing …. (oh dear! got to hide)

    • 17.2 ladysarahii

      Yeah, I’ve long since forgotten about the hair. And I think Man-ok kind of looks cute with her curls.

  18. 18 antonia

    thanks for the recap!!!! this drama is really awesome, so far it’s making its way to my top list!
    i love this episode, every moment with TI and MO is so precious, the best of course is when TI teases MO with his love declaration, how many times did i replay that scene!!!

  19. 19 Ennayra

    Thanks for the recap!

  20. 20 gelai

    i’m halfway through Pasta and I must say that NMW can really pull off different characters and looks! I’ve known him since his Trax days with his OTT blonde hair and brows. then in Gumiho with the mysterious vibe going on ~i was already like into the 2nd episode when i checked out the cast and realized that he was Rose~ the transformations are amazing!

  21. 21 Betsy Hp

    Thanks for the recap!

    Tae-ik’s mom totally breaks my heart. And it goes a loooong way towards explaining his need to get the house back. It’s not just a memorial to his parents — it seems like it’s a place his mom yearns for. That LJ took it from her… even bigger bastard.

  22. 22 Crazy Unni

    What is going on with the main leads’ hairstyles! The epic blonde, curly Sue and shaggy dog hair…no offense! It’s really getting on my nerves ;(

    This drama is entertaining but it doesn’t hold any punch to its plot.

  23. 23 Hannah

    Thanks for the recap? When will the next episode be posted?

  24. 24 Hannah

    Thanks for the recap! When will the next episode be posted?

  25. 25 pastmidnite

    Dunno if anyone will read this overdue comment of mine, but I just gotta get this out of my system… luuuuvvv tae-ik’s expressions in this episode…takes my breath away *sigh* the way he stares at man-ok…*sighs again* ok. Done :)

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