Drama Recaps
Full House Take 2: Episode 3
by | November 2, 2012 | 67 Comments

I’m jumping ships with every (half-)episode! First I like Kang-hwi, then I like Tae-ik, then I like Kang-hwi, then I just throw everyone overboard and keep Man-ok for myself. The zany continues and the rivalry gets dangerous, but it looks like it’s a very good reason for the love triangle to even form.

Part 1

Oh hilarity. Kang-hwi actually snuck Man-ok in with her luggage to the house first, but before either of them had expected it, Tae-ik found her in the living room. Thankfully Kang-hwi arrives in time to explain that she’s “Abshela” from another country, and because no Korean stylist ever wants to work with Tae-ik, he had to look to foreign countries for one.

Tae-ik is skeptical on how a foreigner for a stylist could work, but Kang-hwi explains that she can speak a bit of Korean and English. So they’ll get by. For added measure, Man-ok even speaks in stilted Korean. They head out for the day, and opt to decide later on whether they’ll really hire her.

Man-ok is thrilled to be riding in the huge van, but boy is it stifling in her dress. She flips her veil over and tries to catch a breath, but quickly hides it when Tae-ik turns around curiously. In broken English, Man-ok tells Kang-hwi that Tae-ik can’t ever look at her; if a man in her country set his eyes on a woman, “I die, you die, we die!” I wonder how much of it Tae-ik really believes, but he puts on his eye mask and takes a nap. Freedom! Now Man-ok can take off her veil and breathe!

They arrive at the studio for another music performance, and Man-ok hands Tae-ik a jacket. He grabs it from her instead of letting her put it on him, for fear of looking at her and dying. But he immediately shrugs it off – it’s not 100% wool. Turns out the jacket was left by the ex-stylist. Before the jacket is thrown out though, Man-ok sees that the outside is 100% wool, and the inside is 100% polyester. If he wears it inside out, it should be fine. Inside out!? Tae-ik is incredulous until Man-ok forces it on him, and it actually looks good (like it’s meant to be worn this way): a flower motorcycle-like jacket.

Tae-ik looks good, and with a slick comb of his hair, he knows it.

And soon after the musical performance, the world knows it too. Newspapers are now calling him a “fashionista” instead of “fashion terrorist.”

Kang-hwi comes by with an agreement – they need Tae-ik to sign it saying that they’ll hire the stylist for three months and not fire her. Whoever breaks the agreement first pays the other. Tae-ik is a little warmer to the idea of hiring her, but he’s still dismissive over signing the contract. He doesn’t have to do it right away, right? But Kang-hwi complains that she’s in high demand. What if she signs with someone else? He walks away with the contract dejectedly, and so Tae-ik grabs it and signs it right away, his competitive streak getting the best of him.

Kang-hwi takes the contract to Lee Joon and Man-ok, where they’re signing confidentiality agreements and the real contract. A monthly fee will be taken from her pay for the lowered negotiation fee of 10 million. Lee Joon is impressed that they got Tae-ik to agree, considering the whole poster fiasco. Little does Tae-ik know… Well, he won’t be able to do anything once the contract is notarized. But until then, Man-ok is going to have to tread carefully and wear those heavy, suffocating veils.

Since it’s Tuesday, Kang-hwi shows Man-ok around some of the secret hideaways in the house because Tae-ik is at the gym. He first shows her a secret entrance to the living room through the shed; it dislocates a wall panel for easy access. From there, Kang-hwi leads her to Tae-ik’s personal sauna. He uses it sometimes when Tae-ik isn’t around, because that guy is quite cheap. Since Man-ok’s been suffering under that heavy veil, she could relax in the sauna. She’s got an hour before Tae-ik gets home.

Man-ok enjoys the sauna immensely, but little does she know, Tae-ik’s on his way home, his personal trainer having not arrived for their session today.

First thing Tae-ik heads for is the sauna, and Man-ok is startled when she looks through the blinds and sees Tae-ik changing before her very eyes. She quickly grabs the door handle to stop him from coming in, but Tae-ik has already suspected that Kang-hwi is inside. He sees strange clothing lying around the tub and starts pulling at the door hard. “You’re not giving in? You’ll suffocate in there!” he yells.

Man-ok is persistent, but eventually the heat wins, and she loosens her grip. Tae-ik pulls the door open wide, and as Man-ok falls out, she grabs Tae-ik’s towel. Stare. Then scream.

Man-ok uses the towel to cover her face, and Tae-ik grabs her dress/veil to cover his privates. She starts searching for her clothes, except he’s using them, so no dice. She starts pulling them back, but do you really think a guy is going to risk nudity for this?! She gives up and reveals herself: “Give it to me! Yeah, I’m your stylist!”

Tae-ik: “Did you see or not?”

HAHAHAHAHA. Of course Man-ok says she didn’t. Of course she did.

Tae-ik can’t believe Man-ok and Kang-hwi tricked him, and he wants to fire her ASAP. Contract be damned – it hasn’t been notarized yet! Man-ok takes out her phone and shows Tae-ik a text message from Kang-hwi: “Man-ok, it’s been notarized. Congratulations! Take off that robe.” Haha – she dares Tae-ik to get rid of her the legal way… by paying the fee. Man-ok won’t leave without a fight, and Tae-ik’s gonna give it – he’s gonna show her why he’s every stylist’s worst nightmare.

Early early morning the next day, Man-ok gets an aggravating call from Tae-ik requesting she bring all the clothes needed for the day as he wants to review them now. If she can’t do it at this early hour, she must be an inadequate stylist. Challenge accepted – Man-ok brings everything she’s got… and Tae-ik rejects all 30 outfits. Ridiculous, I know. The red shirt looked fine!

Even Man-ok says he could just wear anything since he only has a radio program, but a man’s gotta look good for every location. Tae-ik belittles her taste, even refusing to call her by name until they both compromise on him calling her “Stylist Jang.” He makes her go to his favorite stores and find some clothing that they’ll sponsor for him. Easy enough – or so Man-ok thinks.

Not a single store wants to sponsor clothing for Tae-ik because every time they do, Tae-ik ends up never wearing them. So why would a store want to give him free clothing? It becomes increasingly difficult for Man-ok to get clothes for him, and of course, Tae-ik seems to know this fact well. He is still holding a grudge against Kang-hwi as well for tricking him into employing Man-ok. But they have work to do – Lee Joon has told them they have a fan meeting to attend where fans from all over the world will be coming. He also warns the two singers that he doesn’t like being betrayed if they’re planning on going to other agencies once their contracts are up. Kang-hwi mutters, “You wouldn’t sit back and let yourself get betrayed anyways.” Ooh – fighting words…

This exclusive fan meeting is the one Ga-ryung and Super-rich Fangirl want to attend. Both of them are sitting in a PC cafe, chatting using their fan club IDs about how they’ll purchase a ticket when the clock strikes noon.

And at exactly noon, just as they’re clicking on the “Purchase tickets” button, the power goes out. ACK! A fan’s worst nightmare.

The two of them end up in front of a convenience store together, crying over their now elusive fan meeting tickets. Super-rich Fangirl purchases a bottle of wine for them to drink together, and her mannerisms and accent reveal that she’s from France. The two of them discover each other’s online identities and squeal like little girls, causing the reporter behind them to stare sideways weirdly as he eats his ramen.

Money is no problem for Super-rich Fangirl, so she’s determined to find a way in to the fan meeting. When the reporter passes by them to leave, he drops his ID accidentally, and they discover that he’s part of the press. Sure, he works for a not-so-famous web magazine, but he’s press! Can he get them VIP passes?

Meanwhile, Man-ok visits the last store on the list. She asks if they could sponsor clothing for Take One, but when the saleslady asks specifically which Take One member, suddenly a helpful voice pipes up: “It’s for me, of course! Kang-hwi!” He’s here to save the day again! The saleslady is only happy to oblige since Kang-hwi’s so fashionable, so he asks a favor if they can also provide clothes for Tae-ik. Man-ok assures the saleslady that she’ll make Tae-ik wear the clothes this time, so that he will help promote the brand. But first, she’d like to make sure the clothes are 100% natural fabrics.

The shopping is finally a success. Kang-hwi helps Man-ok bring the clothing home, and he worries that Tae-ik may be treating her too harshly. Man-ok knows he can’t fire her since she’s got the contract notarized, but suddenly Tae-ik is standing in front of them, waiting at the door.

It’s quite suspicious to him that Kang-hwi seems to be very close to Man-ok. Do they know each other from before?

Part 2

Instead of responding, Kang-hwi realizes he’s late for a vocal lesson (ha!) and leaves Man-ok behind to do all the explaining. Well that’s great help. Of course, Man-ok can’t reply either, and she asks Tae-ik for help instead carrying the bags inside. Tae-ik: “Are you crazy? Do your own work!”

Tae-ik naturally rejects every piece of clothing Man-ok got for him, even though she got him clothes that were 100% pure. Man-ok: “I really don’t want to say this, but you look good in anything you wear. You’re tall, and you have a nice build.” Though she’s exasperated when she says this, Tae-ik is stunned into silence by the compliment. I bet he says this to himself every morning when he looks in the mirror, but I guess there’s a difference in hearing it from someone you despise.

Tae-ik is called out to go to Lee Joon’s office, so he tells Man-ok he’ll wear the third outfit. Man-ok doesn’t have the memory of a goldfish, but she doesn’t remember which was the “third outfit.” How could anyone when Tae-ik tries on 30-plus outfits?

She goes off to pick up more pieces of clothing, and gets some expensive luxury brand watches from a store. The saleslady is only lending them out because Lee Joon had specially requested for it, but stresses for its safety and wants them returned after the fan meeting. Man-ok assures she’ll take care of them and then heads back to the gym to sort out the clothing for each Take One member. The reason’s she’s at the gym is because she’s expecting Grandpa’s call, and when he does call she plays a pre-recorded session on her laptop to give it some ambient sound as if she’s teaching a class. Girl’s got it all thought out.

Unfortunately her next call is from Tae-ik, who demands she come over in 30 minutes with all the clothing. Considering the distance she has to travel, she’s of course late, and she finds Tae-ik complaining about his dry skin while Kang-hwi’s applying a facial mask. Tae-ik has no patience for her excuses, especially since she could forward the calls from Grandpa to her cellphone so that she doesn’t have to wait at the gym.

Naturally, Kang-hwi loves every piece of clothing Man-ok gives him, while Tae-ik is left dissatisfied. Instead of meekly saying that she’ll find more clothes for him to wear, Man-ok tells him to wear it to the fan meeting or go naked! Ha – that shuts him up!

Man-ok goes back home to organize their clothing, and by the tie she’s done, it’s well past midnight. She belatedly remembers to have Tae-ik try on the watch to make sure it’s good to wear, and heads back to his house. There, Tae-ik’s already begun his facial regimen: slicing cucumbers and putting them all over his face. When she knocks on his door, he quickly peels them all off so that no evidence is left of it.

Evidence my butt – Man-ok stifles her laughter as she hands him the watch to try on, looking at the two pieces of cucumber slices stuck on his head. For a guy who extols about having luxurious skin, he sure does use old-fashioned and cheap methods of treating it.

The watch provides a nostalgic memory for Tae-ik, who remembers seeing his father wear a similarly large watch when he was younger. His father let him try it on that day, and it was a fond memory of his parents for him. As Tae-ik reminisces, and doesn’t get an allergic reaction, Man-ok prepares a cucumber puree for him that’s better than the slices.

Tae-ik: Who said I want to do this?

Man-ok: *points at his forehead*

Tae-ik: *finds two pieces of cucumber slices* What is this?!

Man-ok helps him apply the puree on a facial mask on his face, and then reminds him to remove it 15 minutes later. But Tae-ik’s already fallen asleep. Man-ok takes pity on the sleeping jerk and decides to wait out the 15 minutes to clean it up for him, noting how much more handsome he is when he shuts up.

The day of the fan meeting arrives, and Ga-ryung meets Super-rich Fangirl outside of the arena. They’re both carrying VIP passes under the guise of Weekly Entertainment reporters, but Fangirl – who introduces herself as Song No-ra later – is dressed more like a rich fangirl than a serious reporter. They stride up to the front door and introduce themselves to the security guard. He goes inside to check on their names and comes out informing them that Weekly Entertainment closed down a week ago. Moreover, there are a bunch of fake VIP passes going around…

Ga-ryung feigns surprise over the news and steers No-ra away. On the count of three, they’ll make a run for it! And at three – they brisk walk away. Brisk walk is not running… aaaaaaanyways…

Inside, Man-ok, Go-dong, and Take One look over the presents they’ve been given. Some of the fans donated gifts to the needy on their behalf, while some others donated rice. Tae-ik’s excited for the rice – they’re running low in the house, so this is a useful gift. Kang-hwi doesn’t want to appear cheap, so Tae-ik says he’ll take all of the rice for himself. Uh-oh, the game of one-up-manship has begun, and Kang-hwi takes back his statement and wants to donate only his half of the rice, thus making Tae-ik look bad. Thank goodness the fan meeting is about to start so that they can’t fight any further.

Take One goes out to perform their one hit (and only?) song to the screaming fans. They do a quick wardrobe change, and with Man-ok’s approval, are once again sent out for the talk show portion of the meeting.

The host presents the two of them with gifts from the fans, and the first one is a bejeweled vintage microphone. Tae-ik eyes the gift hungrily, but to his great disappointment the gift is actually for Kang-hwi. The fan comes up and expresses her wish to take a picture with Kang-hwi and the microphone, while Tae-ik seethes with bitter jealousy. Interestingly, Kang-hwi’s vision gets blurry. (Drama – don’t give me a blindness storyline!) The next gift ends up being for Tae-ik, so he takes revenge by gloating as he opens the present…

…And it ends up being a furry cat pajama onesie! The Japanese fan who gave it to him handmade it and wishes Tae-ik could wear it for her. Unfortunately, Tae-ik begins sneezing; he’s allergic to it. Man-ok senses an emergency and heads out to the pharmacy to buy some ointment. Kang-hwi on the other hand goads the crowds into cheering Tae-ik to wear it.

So Tae-ik has no choice but to don the ridiculous costume, and he starts sneezing and scratching away. Kang-hwi draws even more attention to the scratching by showing that the fur is causing rashes on Tae-ik’s sensitive skin. The Japanese fan is overcome with guilt and begs Tae-ik to take it off. Not wanting Kang-hwi to win this moment, or to disappoint the fan, Tae-ik says that he’s just pretending he’s allergic, and that the redness is from his hitting it. Uhhhh – okay…  So with that, Kang-hwi gets the whole crowds cheering for Tae-ik to wear the costume for the duration of the fan meeting.

Kang-hwi then takes the opportunity to thank the fans for the gifts and announce that he will donate a portion of all his gifts to the needy. Crowd: “AWWWWWW – oppa’s purrrrrfect!” Tae-ik won’t let Kang-hwi get away with that, and he quickly announces he’ll give away all of his gifts to the needy! Cue bigger “Awwww!” He dares Kang-hwi to do the same, but Kang-hwi is loath to part with his bejeweled microphone. Can’t he keep the mic, and Tae-ik keep the special cat costume?

Ha! Tae-ik can’t really win this one. But boy is Kang-hwi a jerk!

Back in the dressing room, Man-ok is quickly applying the ointment on Tae-ik’s itching arms while Kang-hwi yells at Tae-ik for the donation dare. It’s all because of the microphone, isn’t it? Tae-ik was coveting it, wasn’t he? But Tae-ik points out that Kang-hwi started it by not protecting him from the furry costume, even though he knew about the allergies.

Man-ok can’t stand their fighting and yells at them to stop, or else she’ll record their fight and post it online. That shuts the two of them up. She wants the watches back now, and then they can fight later. Tae-ik hands over his right away, while Kang-hwi begs to wear it for another day. He starts running off with it, and Man-ok gives chase, tossing Tae-ik’s watch on the table. It lands right under the horrid cat costume.

Bum-soo leaves last-minute instructions to Go-dong before he boards a plane off to somewhere, telling him to help Man-ok clean up because she’s new to the job. Go-dong goes to the dressing room to find it empty, and some crew people ask if there’s any gifts left for the donation. Go-dong points out the remaining boxes, and then he puts the cat costume in a shopping bag… along with the watch.

Man-ok returns to the room just after Go-dong leaves, having successfully retrieved Kang-hwi’s watch. However, now Tae-ik’s watch is missing. She calls up Go-dong to see if he saw a watch, but he didn’t (because it was hidden under the costume). Growing worried, Man-ok goes to check with the donation guys to see if they accidentally packed it up. She ends up having to drive all the way to the donation center and look through all the gifts.

The watch is not there.

Man-ok returns to the dressing room to see if perhaps the watch is with Take One’s other belongings, but the room is clean. Go-dong had already sent everything else ahead to the house. So Man-ok rushes over to the home to search through everything, causing a mess in the living room.

Go-dong’s big mouth accidentally reveals to Tae-ik that Man-ok lost an expensive sponsored watch, while Kang-hwi goes inside to find Man-ok near tears amidst the mess. Tae-ik storms into the house to yell at Man-ok, but freezes when he’s greeted by the following scene: Kang-hwi hugging Man-ok.

Oh the emotions – what do they mean?! Ah – one more thing to one-up with Kang-hwi on.


Ahhh – an obstacle that messes with Man-ok’s job stability! I’m not particularly keen on this storyline and definitely hoping it’s resolved by episode 4. I don’t like stories where the solution is right under people’s noses but they don’t realize it until the end. Nevertheless it did prompt Kang-hwi to comfort Man-ok, and make Tae-ik realize that the scene before his makes him feel very awkward. While it may not necessarily mean he’s starting to like Man-ok, he certainly seems uncomfortable over the fact that Kang-hwi has already become the favorite of the stylist yet again. And if they’re going to be rivals and continually one-upping each other, then Man-ok is fair game for that.

I found myself really disliking Kang-hwi in this episode, but I appreciated the balance that the drama is going for between these two characters. On the outset, Kang-hwi is sociable, cheerful, and much more likable than Tae-ik. However, he showed his bratty side in the fan meeting, refusing to hand over the watch right away (what gives him special right to keep it longer?) or helping Tae-ik get out of wearing the cat costume. It’s not like Tae-ik had done anything outwardly bad towards Kang-hwi before the cat costume moment, so why was he so spiteful in getting him to wear it? On top of that, it goes against his attitude when he saved Tae-ik from near death by kissing him on the lips and removing the scarf in episode 1! I felt that Kang-hwi was being evil for the sake of being evil.

At the same time, I found growing sympathy for Tae-ik, who has a harder time connecting to people. His shock over Man-ok’s reluctant compliment cracked me up because it was as if no one had ever said kinder words to him, no matter what the tone of voice was. Seeing his memory with his parents helped as well because it showed that he had a loving family; had they not been ripped away from him at a presumably early age, perhaps he would have been a nicer boy.

My last request is that Take One writes up a new song. I like their one hit single, but it’s used all the time. One inspired by Man-ok would be just great.

Aaaaand finally – I won’t be the only one joining this Full House 2 recap bandwagon for the next episode’s recap! 😉


67 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. cg

    I’m not watching the show but only reading your recaps….which are so interesting….thanks 🙂

    • 1.1 Laurita

      Me too. I just skim through these recaps to get some laughs 🙂

      Thanks for recapping 😉

    • 1.2 Dominique

      “It’s not like Tae-ik had done anything outwardly bad towards Kang-hwi before the cat costume moment”

      But, just before the fan meeting, there was a bickering between the two over bags and bags of rice. So, the two certainly did not enter the fan meeting feeling warmly towards each other. I did not find it out of place at all.

      The thing that I found really jarring in this epidose, and oftentimes in episodes of other Korean dramas, is the surprising tolerance with sloppiness. That incident involving the vanishing watch, for example. I do suppose that it is treated as a mere plot device by the writer and nothing more. But like a Freudian slip, what it reveals is the cavalier attitude towards sloppiness. Or untidiness, like when a character opens his or her mouth to speak while revealing on screen half-masticated food. Ugh!

  2. Faranak

    Thank you sooooo much for the great recaps:-D:-*

  3. aidablue

    I’ve started watching this drama for loyalty to Full House one, which eas my first kdrama. But amazingly enough I do like this one too and have grown quite attached to it. It is light and fluffy and fun to watch. So until now it did not disapoint me. oh and yes, you are right. They do need to add another single beacuse if they keep it up like this I will humm it even in my sleep :))

  4. maxzzr

    Thank you for your recaps

  5. Lois

    Nope you won’t be the only one 😀 this show is so hilarious haha thanks so much for the recap!

  6. Christy

    I’m immensely enjoying this drama. Thanks for the recap!

  7. JoAnne

    There’s a TON of us from the OT who watched the 1st episode thinking it would be something to make fun of and rapidly found ourselves loving the show, instead, and then spreading the word to everyone we know. This is not high art, certainly – but it’s no DH2, either, and pretty much everyone I know in K-Drama Land LOVES it.

  8. cutieblue

    Thanks for the great recap!! This show is definitely mindless fluff and I’m enjoying it. 🙂 But I definitely went ‘ugh!’ when Kwang Hui’s vision got blurry. This drama is already crazy enough with practically everything going wrong, now someone has to go blind, too!?!

  9. Hagar

    This has nothing to do with Full House but I love it 🙂

  10. 10 bear99

    This drama getting more and more fun by each episode. I thought I’ll never gonna like this one, but it looks like I had to revise my thoughts.

    This drama is so FUN to watch … I adore HJE because she can pull herself to play as a weirdo Man Ok. This girl is so fun to watch.

    I just love this drama its hilariously fun and weird at the same time and dare I say that’s the beauty of this drama.

  11. 11 2NE1starss

    Oh I find myself REALLY liking this drama to the point where I am episode deprived. Idk if that’s a good thing or not since I have a feeling this will become a pretty heavy drama once the other girl shows up but anyways, I’m just enjoying every fun episodes for now! I can only hope it’ll last.

  12. 12 kpnyc

    why do they insist on giving the main female lead terrible hair? is it really necessary?!! she looks awful with that mop!

  13. 13 Lovebug

    I am too on th Full House Take 2 band wagon. I will not repeat the words that came out of my mouth during the kiss in episode 1. This show is soo much fun! I hate that they split it unecessarily into 30min episodes. It stands on it own, have no idea why it got such a bad rap. I am however praying for makeovers for No Min woo and Man Ok. But then again as I have now fully descended into kpop fandom, idols do often have terrible hair.

  14. 14 dany

    Thank you, this is fun.

  15. 15 Brandi

    I’m liking this one too. Not because it’s particularly GOOD or anything; it’s just addicting. Like the first Full House in that regard. If I spent all day talking about its flaws, I’d miss the good parts.

    Anyway, am I the only one who doesn’t understand why Tae Ik can’t just tell his fans about his allergies?

    • 15.1 Lizzy4e

      How about benadryl? do the drugstores in FH2 land not have any allergy meds like allegra or claritin?
      I keep thinking-give him an antihistamine!

      • 15.1.1 shepo

        well,,you give him drug,,there’s no fun anymore,,

        but still,,you must come from med environment for getting some irk about this,,

    • 15.2 NeeNee

      Because it’s uncool of an idol to be soooo allergic to everything? 😛

  16. 16 Lizzy4e

    Thank you for the recap!

  17. 17 hana

    if a man in her country set his eyes on a woman, “I die, you die, we die!
    LOL .. I knew some ignorant comedy was coming when I saw her dressed that way the last ep .
    but this drama is so ridiculous I can’t take offense .
    but really .. how long did she think she can pull that off ? hehe~

  18. 18 lulu

    This looks like such fun! I need to get into this before I Miss You starts.

  19. 19 a_diva

    i was a bit peeved that they were doing a FH2. there were just soooo many things wrong with the idea. . . it was too long after the original, there was a totally different cast, they were revamping/recycling the premise, etc etc etc. i watched the first mini-sode with a lot of skeptism and was pleasantly surprised that i liked it. each additional episode i waited to be disappointed and happily the disappointment never came. i’ve now given up my ambivalence, jumped onto the fan bandwagon, and am enjoying the ride!

  20. 20 jubilantia

    I started watching the show because of the recaps… and blew through all the currently aired episodes in one sitting. Not much substance, but when I’m also watching Nice Guy? Such a great palate cleanser.

    Everyone is so adorable! It’s like You’re Beautiful crackness, except without the boring middle guy and with Jeremy in a more grown-up body. Count me in!

    I have to say, ol’ Gumiho Hunter is impressing me. When I first saw him, I thought he was just a pretty face with no acting skills, but I like him better when he’s being funny.

    • 20.1 Mystisith

      I wouldn’t mind more NMW on my screen. I finished Gumiho and Midas only for him. For a pretty face supposedly superficial, his acting skills are really good, at least in 3 fields: Hot, dryly funny and scary. I know a lot of “famous” actors who can’t do as much…

      • 20.1.1 anastassia

        He is captivating indeed. But I found his facial expression is still very limited. Hot and scary yet. Dryly funny i think he had to improve more.

  21. 21 celina

    So far this has been a cute drama… but I’m having trouble not superposing “Shunji” over the NMW character… even with the blonde hair!

  22. 22 katiamon

    I love Park Ki-woong!!!! and his character is so funny!
    BTW, i can’t stand the ajumma hair, i wanna take that furry ball from her head, hehehehe

  23. 23 Melmax

    Lots of fun.. I found myself laughing out loud.. So many simple scenes yet quite funny.. Yes lots of fluff but quite fun, thanks for the recap Kaedejun.

  24. 24 hottestjen

    i actually feel bad for tae ik too when he was cutting his own cucumber slices and putting it on his face.
    i cracked up when man ok said he he looked at her face then, “i die, you die, we die” OMFG, that was TOO FUNNY!
    anyways i also like both kang hwi and tae ik but i also have more favor towards tae ik.
    anyways i REALLY LIKE THE SONG, even though they sing it alot it may just be that, its the song they are currently promoting thus they have to sing it alot, anyways I WANT THE SONG AND I REALLY HOPE FOR IT TO BE RELEASED SOON.
    and the idea of them competing for man ok’s affection, a nice story plot 🙂

    • 24.1 hottestjen

      i say wayy to much “anyways”, LOL

    • 24.2 kstalls

      best song evaaar!

  25. 25 ultramarineblue

    Thank you so much for recapping! I find this drama cute and fun to watch (although it is a bit predictable). I also agree with you about Kang hwi being overly mean to Tae-ik–just what makes him act like that?! Especially considering a fan was involved and Tae-ik had a serious allergic reaction. 🙁 Although it does kinda make me anticipate kang-hwi’s reaction when man-ok begins to take care of and understand Tae-ik :).

  26. 26 lee_junne

    “I die, you die, we die” cracked me up!

  27. 27 anastassia

    What make me like/love this drama is, the main girl. She is refreshing. She is smart, sassy but not over the top. She know when to restrain her self, act smart and how to self control. She is very unique.

    My problem with this drama is only one, not the hair but HJE voice. It kind disturbing somehow. Maybe I have to get used to it.

  28. 28 Suzi Q

    Can’t stand HJE ugly ahjumma grandma hairdo. She’s suppose to be a stylist and she can’t even get her hair in a attractive hairstyle.Even NMW’s hair looks better than hers.Please get her a new hairdo!

    Cracked me up with the sauna towel scene, but I couldn’t figure out what black thing was blocking the view?

    • 28.1 Roggy


      • 28.1.1 kstalls

        If you watch the trailer…she has it for the ENTIRE series *cringes*

  29. 29 the68monkey

    I completely agree with you, Suzi Q! How in the hell could she ever get a job as a stylist with that curly mass of ugly on her head?

  30. 30 Angelitocurioso

    When Taek In found them hugging in the living room I though: “oh poop, some one is getting on his nerves!!”

  31. 31 Mari

    I really really hope they have another song recorded… I seen all 4 episodes & I think I already learned all the lyrics & the choreography . Still this was hilarious… I never been a crazy fangirl but why would anyone make cat pajamas for their favorite idol?

    • 31.1 kstalls


  32. 32 kstalls

    Thank you so much for recapping! I feel this series needs as much attention as it can get. I think if they had named it something else, it could have been aired on one of the big three and been a hit….but then again, I’m pretty stoked I get four 30 minute episodes in a week and I don’t have to wait forever for it to be subbed (thanks Viki). Thanks kaedejun! Fighting~

  33. 33 SeoHaSeurri_22

    The “sauna” scene is… HAHAHAHA!!!!

  34. 34 kirara

    Thanks for recapping! I really did not think I’d watch this but I have every day, every week! I like how the episodes are short and easy to watch..AND its SUPER HILARIOUS watching Tae Ik and Kang hwi basically one upping each other and Man Ok having to break up the fight . hahaha. I also like the fact that the two characters are so different in public and in their private lives.. makes it very interesting..

    Plus I love how the storyline is picking up quite quick.. a short episode basically is making you want to watch more and wanting to know what’s going to happen next…I will continue to watch this! 🙂

  35. 35 ella zala

    love your recap! thank you! ^^

    i’m weirdly liking the show…arrrghhhh~ maybe the weirdness of the ajumma hair gets the best of me…hahahahaha

  36. 36 galing

    this picture – is she at a halloween party dressed as little orphan annie or harpo marx?

  37. 37 Is everyone having a bad hair day?

    What’s with all the weird hair??? Especially the actress’s overly-curly orange moptop. I seriously don’t think I could watch this drama, due to all the bad hair. I’m shallow that way.

  38. 38 lemonade candy

    i like this show! i can accept the hair…

    *maybe coz i dated someone with da same hairdo a while back ~ *

  39. 39 ladysarahii

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    Sooo… I’m currently watching Gaksital and, after a particularly heavy episode, I decided to watch this on a whim. I enjoyed the first episode so much I decided I could watch an ep of Gaksital, then follow it with this.

    Except then I basically watched all previously aired episodes of this show in two sittings. Not so much with Gaksital. Whoops.

    I kind of really like this show.

  40. 40 zsa

    I started this drama with so many reasons to hate it, but i love NMW so i toiled on…but i’m liking it more and more coz it’s so different from FH1 so it doesn’t have to try too hard…i love the slapstic and cry laughing every time…Tae ik is just adorable!!!

  41. 41 Issa

    Fine fine….I admit it! I’m starting to honestly like this show, in spite of the dismal hairstyles. I like that Kang Hwi isn’t a perfect white knight second lead, he can be just as petty and childish as Tae-Ik. And I love No Min Woo’s acting during the fanmeet, the facial expressions he was making was effective in showing that he hated what was going on, but was still trying his best to be nice. I hope they keep this fast, lively pace throughout the whole drama.

  42. 42 IrishLaw

    Episode 3 is totally hillarious!! finally I found a drama that can make me laugh loudly with its craziness.
    I like that this epsiode we see Tae Ik’s personality more, it’s so much fun to see him and Man Ok together. Now I understand why they choose No Min Woo as lead actor. So far, I like No Min Woo’s Tae Ik better than Jang Geun Suk’s Tae Kyung in You’re Beautiful.
    and Kang Hwi is not just a typical perfect second lead. His bratty side is interesting, I hope they show more his ‘naughty’ side in the next epsiodes…. kekekek

    I cant wait for the next epsiode’s recaps! ^^

  43. 43 MintyV

    i made a terrible mistake… i promised myself time and again i wouldn’t watch a kdrama until it’s almost over… but i watched Full House Take 2 today… all 4 episodes (part 1s and 2s)… i didn’t expect to get hooked on this show that badly… and now i’m back to my old disease called ‘dying while waiting for the next episode’… tsk tsk i never learn…

  44. 44 Lilian

    Kang Hwi was really horrible in the last part. Allergies are no joke and can get pretty serious! He was too playful….So in a way we are not getting the typical nice 2nd lead although he is still nicer to the female lead for now. Hope the past is revealed more. From the first episode, we also know that Tae Ik and Man Ok met before as kids.

    • 44.1 ladysarahii

      I know! The allergy bit looked like agony, and the poor fan looked so upset. I felt so bad for her, haha. (I’m not sure how bad I feel for Tae Ik yet because I get the weird suspicion he’s semi-putting on an act.)

  45. 45 miley

    i super like this drama….i’m looking forward for more episodes to come.thanks dramabeans for the recap.

  46. 46 afrofan

    ok, so is anyone else thinking no min woo’ s character is giving them flashbacks of Johnny Drop as Willie wonka in the chocolate factory? just saying;0) otherwise am enjoying this simple entertaining show :0) and thanks your recaps make it even better!

  47. 47 afrofan

    oops sorry for typo, I meant Depp :0) anyway I am all for a new hairstyle, less make up and a bit more manly in my lead men, but nonetheless its good for laughs!

  48. 48 ali

    marry the mother of jesus wear a veil and she was adecent woman so how come they represent the veil in this way are they really know about islam and muslims acctually they not even the nuns in church wear aveil they should respect relgion and she can disguise there is no for such woman to weare a viel to disguise and if they no nothing about islam they should ask instead of gives wrong ideas and make people miss understand

    • 48.1 Sabah

      Assalaamu alaikum brother,

      Being a sister who wears the veil, my alarm bells began ringing when I saw her in the burkha. However by the end of the episode I can honestly say I wasn’t offended.

      Firstly, when she begins talking about ‘Tae-Ik’ not looking at her because then ‘we die’ she was using ignorant stereotyping against him rather than making a statement about the Arab culture. The fact that she was relieved that he accepted it, proves that she was actually worried if he would contend with ‘truth’ rather than accept ‘associated norms’ of wearing the veil.

      Secondly, I thought it was really commendable that they accepted her as a stylist even though she wears the veil. Being a sister of a hairdresser, who also wears the veil and was never taken seriously as such, or never hired because of her appearance despite being proficient at her job, it was refreshing.

      Though I wasn’t offended, I can understand why you and other Muslims might have been because the media has never been our friend but truly, I really don’t think this instance was all that objectionable, if looked at within its context.

  49. 49 lenrasoon

    It was a good thing that i started watching this drama with low expectations, i’m having fun watching their hijinks and it feels very fan fiction that turned into a drama, at least for me i don’t know why.

    i wonder who will write the next recap.

    Thanks kaedejun!

  50. 50 Saraa

    Why did they say these things about muslims ?!
    1 : who did say that : if a man look at a women he will die ?! for real guys do u think of it as a real thing ??! I swear it’s not real .. I loved korean dramas .. but i’m think it was wrong to love them that much .. when they’re were very rude to us .. we respect them & their Rituals & everything they do we didn’t make fun of them !! like they do .. even the other Religions we respect their Rituals ..
    2 : we didn’t wear it like that .. we wear it in a good way & move in a good way too !
    3 : even other scriptures said that the veil was wearing !!!!!!
    3 : thanks to them .. I know now .. who we’re to them .. 🙂 ..

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