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King of Dramas: Episode 7

It’s a regular media circus, and Anthony gets to be the ringleader in yet another strong episode. I keep running into this problem where I love each one more than the last – wait, is that even a problem?

This was an hour filled with everything I love in a good show – tension, payoffs, teamwork, meta references, and just the right dash of romance. Getting to peek further into Anthony’s teddy bear side is just a treat to watch, and whether it’s acting or writing or both, the changes feel true to his character and all the more satisfying for it. Rock on.

Ratings-wise, though, King hasn’t been pulling in kingly numbers. They started low and have actually gotten lower, with Episode 7 dropping down to 6.8%, from 7.7% last week. Which, eek. Comparatively, Oohlala Spouses pulled in a meager 6.9% for their penultimate episode (now that I can understand), while Horse Healer took the lead at 17.7%.

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EPISODE 7: “Asphalt Gladiator”

Go-eun is rushed to the hospital with Anthony by her side, though she remains unconscious even as Mom arrives, threatening to kill Anthony if anything happens to her daughter. Hyun-min just stands there in the ward, shell-shocked.

And to no one’s surprise, he’s later mobbed by press over his drunk driving charge.

Director Nam heads a meeting at SBC over the Hyun-min situation, with the general consensus leaning toward replacing him.

But it’s Director Goo who charges through the door to admonish them for jumping on the media bandwagon. “I cannot abandon my actor like that!” he proclaims, and I just like him more and more.

It does nothing to sway Director Nam, since he tells Anthony that there’s no reason not to replace Hyun-min when the public is in such an uproar. To make matters worse, he wants Go-eun replaced as well, presumably because of her health (or lack thereof).

Anthony pleads for more time to resolve the problem, refusing to back down. Director Nam relents, but gives him three days. If he doesn’t find a solution by then, Hyun-min and Go-eun are gone.

CEO Oh takes this self-made opportunity to once again try to squeeze Elegant Revenge 2 in for broadcast. This time he meets with Deputy Director Kim, despite knowing he once helped Anthony, and convinces him that Kyungsung Morning is dead in the water now that they have no star and a writer in a coma.

Aww, the World Boys are keeping vigil in front of the hospital, each of them tsk-ing the media for ignoring Go-eun’s injury in favor of Hyun-min. Maknae Goo, the spy who tipped CEO Oh off and started this whole mess, squirms nervously.

Mom stays by Go-eun’s side while Anthony questions the doctor – she doesn’t have any external injuries, so why isn’t she waking up? The answer could be brain damage, but they won’t know until they see the test results.

Anthony pays a silent visit to Go-eun’s hospital room, and reminisces over their cute teamwork moments as he watches her sleep. When he slips out of the room the World Boys are there (minus Dong-seok), but they haven’t the heart to go back to work when Go-eun’s just lying there.

It’s up to Anthony to get them focused, as he assures them that Go-eun will wake up, and that they have to get back to work to start shooting her script right away.

Everyone disperses except for Maknae Goo. It seems like the guilt has gotten to him as he begins to stutter the truth about what he’s done to Anthony, only to be interrupted by Dong-seok’s arrival with news on who broke Hyun-min’s story first.

It was Reporter Park, aka CEO Oh’s slimy guy, aka the guy who broke the dead motorcyclist story three years ago, aka the guy who rear-ended Hyun-min. “I think it was all a scheme, not a coincidence,” Dong-seok says, and Anthony knows instantly that it’s CEO Oh’s doing.

Anthony marches straight into CEO Oh’s office, and before the smug bastard can get another word in, Anthony punches him in the face. Awesome.

“Oh Jin-wan, I’m warning you,” Anthony says, his demeanor barely restrained. “You can do anything to me, but you can’t touch my actor, my writer, my people. I won’t stand for that.”

But CEO Oh sneers, saying that he’s only doing what he learned from Anthony. Unfazed, Anthony offers another terse lesson: “A death match is only between gladiators.” Welcome to the thunderdome.

CEO Oh lets out his trademark yell before calling Deputy Director Kim to put their plan in motion.

Dong-seok calls Anthony back to the hospital, because Go-eun has finally woken up. He’s not able to get out the second bit since Anthony goes rushing into the room, but he finds out once she sees him and asks: “Who are you?” Oh no. Amnesia!

Right now I’m laughing, because I’m sure this has to be a joke. Anthony takes it dead serious though, and looks like he might cry: “I am Anthony,” he stresses. “Anthony, who buried you in this field three years ago after only using you, and later threw you away without mercy! Did you even forget your hatred and resentment toward me?”

He grabs her by the shoulders, leaning in close. “This can’t be. You must remember me. Even if you have to use the power of hatred you must remember me, Lee Go-eun!”

She looks him straight in the eyes. “So you do know it – how mean you have been to me!”

And then she high-fives Dong-seok. Psyche!

I’m laughing SO hard. She totally fooled him and got a rib in on the amnesia trope at the same time. Best hospital wake-up scene ever, or greatest hospital wake-up scene ever?

Anthony realizes he’s been had and takes a deep breath, before leaning in so his face is just inches from Go-eun’s. Omo omo.

He defends that he didn’t fall for such a clumsy act – he’s used the amnesia plot over a hundred times in his ten years of drama producing. He could tell she was acting from a mile away. Pah. I’m not buying it.

But, it’s good to know Go-eun’s fine and back to writing. Dong-seok ribs Anthony outside: “You totally fell for it earlier, didn’t you?” Anthony glares him down. Haha. He totally fell for it.

And then he leaves Dong-seok in time out in the hallway, elementary-school style. This. Is. Amazing.

Deputy Director Kim, now working with CEO Oh, tries to get Director Nam to renege on his promise to Anthony and give the time slot to Empire instead. But Director Nam has integrity, and won’t make a decision until the three days have passed.

Anthony has a powwow with Hyun-min and his team, explaining the situation as it stands: If they don’t get their act together in three days, Hyun-min will be fired. For that matter, the whole production is in trouble because Hyun-min was their only option.

There’s a good chance the breathalyzer results were tampered with since Hyun-min didn’t drink enough for it to have registered, so they’ve submitted for a blood test. They just don’t know if they’ll get the results in time.

Hyun-min’s mom calls to interrupt the proceedings, and it’s hilarious how he stomps his feet while whining like a kid while talking to her. But Anthony latches onto one thing in particular – she’d gone to the ER for a stomachache the night Hyun-min got caught.

Anthony declares that Hyun-min go visit her. “The only person who will resolve this situation is your mom.” Huh?

Anthony goes into damage control mode, and he’s awesome at it. The timing works out so that they can claim that Hyun-min, having found out his mother went to the ER, had no choice but to drive. Then, the accident.

Unfortunately, Hyun-min’s Mom pays regular visits to the ER for nothing in particular. So even though she’s now fine, Anthony tells him that the only way they’ll survive is if her condition becomes serious today.

“Hyun-min,” Anthony begins, “You and I, the fate of us all, now depends on your mother’s acting today.” I like this plan.

Mom must have gotten the message, because she goes from lying calmly in her hospital bed to thrashing around in “pain.”

The media follows Hyun-min to the hospital, and watch him act concerned for his mother’s health. They’re falling right into Anthony’s trap, thinking that Hyun-min’s DUI was because he was rushing to his sick mother. Hook, line, and sinker.

CEO Oh sees the headlines and knows something’s up, considering that Hyun-min’s planning a press conference. Anthony stresses to Hyun-min that they have to keep their plan a secret from everyone and, most importantly, Go-eun.

Hyun-min’s confused, because she’s one of them. Anthony: “She is one of us, but she can’t be one of us when we’re lying.” She’s too honest for their dishonesty, so they agree never to tell.

Hyun-min acts all contrite as he updates Go-eun on the story, and she’s trying to take it all in. “Then, when you said that you were going to see your mother… You were being serious?” she asks. HA. He doesn’t even remember at first, but then he remembers how he’d fired back at her in the car: “I’m going to see my mom! Happy?!”

Anthony’s there to shoot him looks, and Hyun-min just goes with it like he totally meant it. Haha.

The World Boys marvel at the new headlines, but Maknae Goo still can’t relax. A call from CEO Oh sends him out, but at least Dong-seok seems to notice something’s up.

CEO Oh wants him to find out if Hyun-min’s mom is really ill, and when Maknae Goo expresses trepidation, he reminds him that he’ll be blackballed if CEO Oh reveals him as his mole. And he’s got a sick granny to care for, so how’s he going to do it without a job?

If CEO Oh is able to find proof that Hyun-min’s mom is faking it, then he’s sure the DUI charge won’t hold a candle to it. Plus, it’ll bring down Anthony too, since he orchestrated the lie.

Meanwhile, Go-eun writes Hyun-min’s apology for the press conference, and he has a good whine about it. “Did I ever ask them to love me?” he says, about his adoring fan base. “They just fell head over heels for me because I’m so hot!” Oh, Hyun-min.

I love that Go-eun looks to Anthony like he’s the dad in this situation. Because, let’s face it, Hyun-min is acting like a kid.

So Anthony steps in and throws his arm around Hyun-min’s shoulders. “Yes, you’re hot. So you can also make a hot apology.” He then coaches Hyun-min through it, line by line.

Deputy Director Kim makes sure to tell Director Nam that, if Anthony staged this whole press circus, they’ll be in big trouble. Director Nam agrees to give the slot to Elegant Revenge 2 if that’s the case.

It’s press conference day, and Hyun-min wonders if they shouldn’t just come clean about his mom. Anthony refuses on the basis that everything’s over if it’s revealed that his mom was a fake patient. The fate of their drama rests on Hyun-min now.

But, Maknae Goo recorded their conversation. He’s pretty torn about it even as CEO Oh calls and demands to be sent a copy of the file, threatening him in the process.

Maknae Goo runs to Anthony right before they head off for the conference to come clean, but Anthony’s in too much of a hurry to listen. Aaaaugh.

They get the blood test results in before the conference starts, and Hyun-min was below the legal limit. Phew. They’ll be in the clear if the apology goes well.

Hyun-min starts the conference, while Maknae Goo frets about doing the right thing. CEO Oh calls to threaten him for the umpteenth time.

So he sends along the voice recording to CEO Oh and his lackey, who’s at the press conference. The lackey goes to the broadcasting room to presumably air it on the loudspeaker…

But when CEO Oh finally listens, it turns out to be a recording of his threatening conversation with Maknae Goo, wherein he’d admitted to being behind Hyun-min’s DUI and that Go-eun was just collateral damage. Hah. That’s what you get.

Flash back to reveal that Anthony had stopped to listen to Maknae Goo before the press conference. Ah, so he planned the reversal. Niiiice.

CEO Oh manages to make it in time to stop the damning evidence from being broadcast. He catches Anthony’s gaze through the window, and Anthony’s look can best be summed up as such: How do you like them apples?

They meet, and CEO Oh asks him what he plans to do with the file. Anthony says it depends on how CEO Oh behaves from now on – if he keeps digging into Hyun-min’s mom’s case, he’ll reveal it and ruin CEO Oh’s career.

Oh, and CEO Oh is to use his media connections to spread only rainbows and sunshine about Hyun-min henceforth. “Now, the combat between gladiators is finished,” Anthony says. “I will go back to the Colosseum and enjoy my victory, so you’d better hurry up.”

Win.

Hyun-min completes the press conference, even shedding tears at the end. It’s all an act, of course, and he’s sooo proud of himself. Anthony isn’t, and warns him against making a single misstep going forward.

But their tactic works, since public favor turns back toward Hyun-min, securing Kyungsung’s time slot in the process.

Meanwhile, Hyun-min’s Mom sneaks into Go-eun’s room with flowers, looking fine as can be. Go-eun is worried for her health, and Mom’s all, “Well, I am sick.” *Wink wink* You know, for being a fake patient.

Go-eun’s smile starts to fade as she “gets” it. Oh, crap.

Director Nam calls Anthony with the news that Kyungsung is good to go, though he notes that Anthony doesn’t seem too surprised and wonders if this was the result Anthony had anticipated.

Anthony finds Go-eun angrily typing away in her room, and she confronts him over Hyun-min’s mom. He owns up to it, at least, and gets her confirmation that she would never have gone along with it if she knew.

“You’re really immoral,” she fires. “Turning someone’s perfectly fine mother into a seriously ill person in a second wasn’t enough?”

Anthony shrugs. “Someday, she’ll be seriously ill, I guess.” This made me laugh SO hard. His quips are hilarious.

Their bickering is harmless, since Go-eun can’t stay mad, and Anthony is just being too funny. The look he shoots her once he closes the door, like he’s a little kid who’s won a game, is maybe one of the best things ever.

Work resumes, and Anthony is given Maknae Goo’s resignation letter as Go-eun receives the same while leaving the hospital. In it, he apologizes and thanks Anthony for his kindness while wishing them all the best. Aww.

Go-eun seems to know what Maknae Goo did, and asks Anthony to forgive him once she returns to World. He refuses on the basis that someone who betrays once will do so again, even when Go-eun brings up the fact that he’s not free of mistakes either.

When Dong-seok tells her that Maknae Goo hasn’t even been picking up the phone, she pays a visit to his house where his ailing grandmother lives. She notes that her grandson has had a few visitors from work today, and one left a letter. Eek. I keep freaking out that CEO Oh will literally kill him.

But, it turns out to be from Anthony: “Shut up and come to work early before I really fire you.” Awww. Big ol’ softie.

Go-eun calls Anthony later that night from her rooftop, where she can easily see him on his. His version of the story is that Maknae Goo begged him for his job back so he gave it, and Go-eun is just happy as a clam to see him finally become a real boy.

But then, she asks, “Why did you lie?” She’s talking about the fact that he reinstated her as a writer, and not Director Nam. Anthony completely denies it, totally straight-faced. A-dorable.

Maknae Goo returns to work the next day, and Anthony un-welcomes him with his usual grumpiness. But everyone knows better by now.

Now it’s time to tackle the next production hurdle: A lead actress. Their options are pretty limited, and Director Goo has his heart set on one in particular. The only problem is, she technically belongs to Empire.

Director Goo isn’t the least bit happy that Anthony’s personal issues with CEO Oh are affecting his choice of actress, and tells Anthony as much. He wants Sung Min-ah.

Cut to: SUNG MIN-AH (Oh Ji-eun), posing for the camera. We see her grace the covers of most major magazines, going from glam to simple and fresh in an instant.

However, she walks off the set of her latest shoot displeased because her photographer had bad breath. Okay, so maybe a bit of a diva.

She stops short when Anthony visits the set, and there is definitely some recognition of the bad kind going on – she does NOT look happy to see him.

The way they talk confirms that they did know each other, and by her reactions I’m guessing they were romantically involved. She rejects the script outright because she doesn’t recognize the writer, and she doesn’t happen to like the producer, either.

However, Anthony says he’ll pay her as much as she wants – no amount is too small for Korea’s best actress. He tells her to think it over: “My number hasn’t changed.” Yup, they have a past.

Once he’s gone she throws the script and cries. Yeek.

Go-eun’s typing away in her studio when she gets a visitor in the form of Hyun-min bearing flowers and his knack for winning conversations: “Quite spacious for a writer’s studio. It’s about the same size as… the second bathroom of my living room.” What a charmer. How DO the girls stay away?

He knows she saw his mom and found out the truth, so he does have a moment of sincerity in thanking her for helping him out. She’s a little weirded out by his demeanor, especially when he gets in close to put a hand on her shoulder.

“I feel as if… I found a new friend,” he starts. Hah. What is he up to? “…Wouldn’t it be better to take out that swimming at sea part? I’d love it if that part was cut out from the whole script!” That’s more like Hyun-min.

It’s a no-go for her, and now I’m wondering if she’s refusing to budge on it just to see him squirm. That’s what I’d do, anyway. *cackle*

Meanwhile, Min-ah follows Anthony out to ask: “Do you still love me?”

He takes a long pause before replying, “If you would act for Kyungsung Morning.”

 
COMMENTS

I’d all but forgotten that we’d need a leading actress, and now I remember seeing Oh Ji-eun‘s name in the cast list. I was wondering when she’d pop up. Perfect timing, too – I’d just warmed up to the idea of Anthony and Go-eun as a romantic pairing. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m completely excited for them as a possible couple, even though that thought hadn’t really crossed my mind until now.

Like I said up in the opening, I’m loving the gradual shift we’re seeing in Anthony, and the little ways he’s changing while still keeping true to, well, himself. He’s still as shrewd as ever, so it’s not like getting in touch with his more sensitive side has dulled that aspect – it would have been more out of character if he hadn’t outsmarted CEO Oh. And that whole sequence, from the delayed reveal of Anthony’s conversation with Maknae Goo all the way up to his closing conversation with CEO Oh, was so well done. I was on pins and needles wondering if Maknae Goo was going to change allegiances, or whether Anthony was really going to lose all the footing he’d gained.

I doubt that this’ll be the last of CEO Oh, but I am hoping that maybe, with this setback and the threat of blackmail, he’ll have a little less impact going forward. He’s been great as a source of conflict so far, but hearing/seeing him scheme maniacally was starting to wear out its welcome, especially since we weren’t going anywhere new with him character-wise. And with such a colorful character assortment, CEO Oh has so far been the flattest.

Needless to say, I love Go-eun’s resourcefulness. She might be new to the industry but she’s not all that naive, and she wins points for not only pulling one on Anthony, but for poking fun at a narrative trope I’ve definitely had my fill of since Nice Guy (and every other drama ever): Amnesia. Maybe with such a sense of self-awareness, we might end up avoiding a lot of dramaland’s biggest overused conflict-generators. A girl can dream, anyway.

In a drama about dramas, the meta shenanigans are endless, and I’m hoping that we get to see the ins and outs of Kyungsung Morning’s production just to see how everything fits together. I’m missing that ticking clock from the first episode, because right now it feels like World Productions has all the time in the world before broadcast, if a leading actress just crossed their minds. But knowing the way k-dramas work, I’d say they’re planning a whopping five minutes ahead.

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Thanks!

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Thank you so much for the recap, off to read now...

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Sorry, my comment is further down (I thought I had attached it to my comments here). If you are interested, please read comment #24. Warning, it is long. Thanks! I don't want to double post.

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I just finished watching the last 20mns of epi. 7. I loved the scene with the "betrayer." When he quit and how the World Prod. team reacted. I had a few tears because I found it moving, and loved how nervous he looked when he came back the next day.

That made me realize that this drama actually has an emotional and tender side to it. It has heart and I love it for it. Those scenes are well played during the drama and so it doesn't feel like there is a dichotomy within the drama. This drama is many things, as a whole.

I also loved the bickering between GE and Anthony at the hospital, so cute and endearing. When Anthony got out of the room, he looked like he would stick his tongue out, just to tease her, hehehe
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It's so sweet how playful Anthony and Go Eun are becoming. Loved all their interactions in this episode, especially the one where Anthony called himself a devil and had so much fun with it :D By now I think there's no one in the office who doesn't know that Anthony is actually quite the softy inside.

I also enjoyed seeing Crazy Bulldog Oh fume in this episode. He's so much fun when he's enraged.

Kang Hyun Min totally takes after his mother :D He's so hilariously vapid and still it's a surprise sometimes. Just as you think that we finally see some self-reflection from him he bursts out laughing. His persona is quite convincing, but I guess Anthony's assessment that he's the biggest fool in the industry was quite correct.

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Hello Reeen, I agree with all you said :-). Good points...

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This drama is so much fun. I am watching king gwanggaeto at the same time and I can't help but notice how much "war" and scheming and plotting is happening in Drama King as there is in a historical drama as King Gwanggaeto.

Great acting and dialogues --- I love it!!!!!!

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Sharpest dialogues

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ohh i have another thought - I think all these dramas is keeping Koreans employed! They must need thousands of extras and bit players for these dramas especially those historical dramas that requires soldiers. It's been great watching their history dramatized. I have a lot of admiration for Korea because of these.

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Hello Luvs,

I like your comparison between King Gwanggaeto and this drama. I haven't seen any big budget historical dramas (at least not in their entirety), so I didn't think of those. However, you do have a point, and a good one.
And yes, those historical dramas do have a lot of actors, which is one of the reasons why they are big budget dramas. And as Anthony mentions in the 1st epi., Korean dramas DO help the Korean economy and they DO keep Koreans employed, a lot of them. Koreans are really good at historical dramas, I agree with you there.

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Ivoire hello,
I have been watching historical dramas marathon - i just discovered them :)
i just finished queen seondok, jumong, god of war, kingdom of the wind... goguryo, silla, baekje - LOL i can place these in the map now... i feel like i am getting my history lessons now. I hated history in High school..
i am actually learning a lot from them - and i am envious a little bit because at least Korea has a 2000 year history on record that they can boast about. It has gotten me more curious about world history and where nations were at different eras. More than that, I love watching the era when men were real men, and when chivalry and brotherhood and honor was black and white. there were some bad parts too like slavery and restrictions on women... ahhhh how much society has change [Read more]

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I particularly like the joseon period (a biig period lol)
I reccommend the famous ones: Tree with Deep Roots, Yi Soon Shin (the immortal yi soon shin) WHICH ALSO STARS KIM MYUNG MIN!!!, Chuno, and my lovely darling The Princess' Man.
<3
Saguek lovers!!

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thanks for the recap!

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I just kept on smiling throughout the episode :) :)

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I soo hope that this show picks up in the ratings, as it well deserves.

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I am thinking that maybe Koreans don't want to be reminded of how their dramas are made. Maybe it takes them away from the fantasy of it all.

I can see it being similar to Americans not wanting to know if something is a special effect or not nowadays in film. We just want to enjoy the movie.

I love seeing the behind the scenes of Kdrama land though!

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Agreed.
I thought the low ratings might be to the fact that they probably don't want to see all the crazy work that gets put into these shows. It's like V says, it takes away from the fantasy of it all. Not to mention, you sort of do see the flaws with the live-shoot system, and the corruption behind it all. Makes you think, is that REALLY what happens on set? Either that or people would rather watch Horse Healer.
I personally love seeing what goes into a drama production -- i think we dramabeaners love that too, and it certainly doesn't take away the love i have for k-dramas.

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as a person who watched couple episodes of this drama while watching horse doctor before solely watching horse doctor, I would have to say that I didn't particularly like the type of humor in this drama. I do appreciate the depiction of making a drama though. Or maybe I just liked historical dramas :D

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hello ilikemangoes,
how have u been? missed u...
like this drama so far...anthony's voice? wow
never heard a voice so sexy...
leading cast is great and story is going really well...

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Disagree.
Koreans tend to favor sageuks. Look at all the sagueks (true sageuks, not really the fusion kinds) and look at their ratings. They tend to lead in the time slots they are in. It doesn't really have to do with not liking a certain drama, it has to do with the fact that they favor another drama over the other.

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It's not just maintaining the fantasy, I imagine it's also a form of denial. I mean, the audience is part of the reason why there is a live-shooting system. Their demanding nature and willingness to accept what is given is what lets people like Anthony and Ji Wan get so greedy and make the industry so dirty. They're to blame as well.

If they face how dramas are made, they'll have to face that all the accidents, manipulation, corruption and even occasional deaths and suicides are partly their fault too, for being so nonchalant about what/who they adore and then give up on when it no longer serves for their entertainment.

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Me too. Loving the whole antihero, battle of wits thing. Maybe, just like it was said in the story, only melodrama's get high ratings...?
I'm totally curious about the movie they're making. I wonder if we'll get to see any of it.

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Some shows will never be rating giants but still worth watching. Mad men and community are two shows I like but don't get much rating here in the US.

King of drama is an amazing show. It's different from other Korean dramas. Lately Koreans have been braking the mold they've made and it's progress.

Here to more funny episodes and more stellar writing. If Koreans are not watching it's their problem, I am enjoying it here in America.

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I love Lee Go Eun...

Thanks Heads for the recap.

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King of Dramas continues to entertain me, I like that it continues to pull a fast one on me, for example, just when I thought the mole was sending the recorded message due to what they showed us, nope, KoD pulled a fast one on me. KoD keeps referencing various drama cliché but makes fun of it by not doing it, is awesome, and so far the plot is still moving at a good pacing. *thumbs up Show*

This is the first episode where I'm starting to respect Anthony, I mean as a person, and not just because he is a very capable businessman. I'm starting to feel that he actually cares a little bit more about his team than the success of his drama, where-as before, I felt like he might of cared for them but not at the expense of his success. Yes, there was some small hints thru out previous episodes [Read more]

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After Episode 6, I entertained the possibility that the accident of the quick messenger in episode 1 wasn't exactly an accident but perhaps planned by CEO Oh as well. When Go Eun got hit, that's the thought that entered my mind. Now, I've scaled back Oh's villainy to just manipulating the PR re: the messenger to bring down Anthony, but...

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The directing is masterful. Great comedic effects, great at raising tension. The soundtrack is also very good, I haven't heard such good, fresh instrumental pieces in a drama for quite a while.

I like this type of love story the best. I think it's more realistic than many which are portrayed in dramas. Usually it's either fairytale or lust, but with Anthony and Go Eun I can see why they would really like each other. Don't know if their romance could ever be successful, but a true friendship would be just as satisfying.

Regarding CEO Oh (the crazy bulldog) I'd go with "bored alien from outer space who now wants to rule the drama world". He certainly looks the part. I think he's a fairly boring, one-dimensional villain, but I find his expressions of anger hilarious. He's so powerless. [Read more]

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re: the soundtrack - I'm loving it too, it fits into the direction well, like in that scene where Dong-seok was laughing at Anthony for falling for Go-eun's misdirect, and you could feel the music lifting as if this was about to be some touching moment where Anthony drops his facade a bit and lets his humanity show to his colleague - but then it cuts short and we realise that Anthony isn't that easy to crack.

Also the 3Oh!3 song playing when they were introducing the new female lead? Helped introduce her character AND they totally didn't censor out the F-word, naughty naughty. My immature self approves.

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I love our heroine as well. Sometimes a heroine's naivete is so innocent and gooey that it's unbelievable and feels patronizing. Like the writer is forcing us to like this way too impossibly childlike person. And sometimes the heroine is the other end. Utterly tough to the point where she seems selfish and blind to the hurt she causes others (that's one of the reasons why I gave up on Can we Get Married?" The heroine in the main OTP was spunky, naive, argumentative, AND only saw things through her own eyes...and I just wasn't willing to go on that ride for too long.)

But I digress. Writer Lee is perfect. A talented regular girl. Not a doormat, not naive, not vicious, not selfish. She's someone I can root for wholeheartedly without feeling I am stuck with her.

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Heads you are on FIRE.
Thanks so much for the recaps for this AWESOME show.
I also loved this one more than the last. haha.
will finish watching in subs and come back!

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While i was watching this episode, I just totally laughed at the smirk anthony makes at go eun in the hospital. I was thinking, it would be totally awesome for Heads to use that as the main screencap. and WALA! there it is. haha.

Heads, you've basically summed it all up for me so i'm just gonna mention some TOTALLY win/HAHA moments for me:

1. Punch to CEO Oh's face.
2. Go-Eun's PYSHCE moment. (this takes the cake for me) Really anthony, even if you've seen the amnesia scope 100 times you still fell into her trap.
3.Dong-seok punished by anthony elementary style.
4. Hyun-min's mom's hysterical stomach ache acting.
5. Anthony's smackdown of CEO Oh's plans.
6. Hyun-Min's totally fake speech.

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My favorite part was just before Dong Seok's punishment. When Dong Seok comes out of the hospital room and laughing so brightly, with the upbeat music playing in the background, when Anthony turns and the music stops dead, and Dong Seok's smiling face falls. That the music stopped dead just as the camera stopped on Anthony's glaring face... it killed me. I laughed so hard that I started coughing uncontrollably.

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that was some masterful directing. I loved that scene as well and died laughing. The scene where Kang Hyun Min fibs to Go Eun about his mum is similarly well-shot, with Anthony's satisfied smirk that turns to a neutral "I smiled? You must have seen it wrong" expression.

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I agree with both of you. Today was just full of winning scenes. Too many to count, hahaha! I think this was the best episode thus far. Can't wait to watch episode 8 now.

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And then we cut to Joo PD on his head! LOVED it! HAhaha

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HAHA. I loved that part too! I was expecting really cheerful scene, cue happy music. And then BAM -- gone. I was laughing so much.
They were trying to undercut the silly moment with some seriousness(on anthony's part), but it really just made us laugh.

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Oh wow. I just typed basically the same thing. lol. That was too funny!

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OMG, so good. I think it really shows that the director really knows what he or she is doing, all the details (music, costuming, editing) are aligned in subverting our expectations, its so clever! And hilarious.

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Both PD Joo's punishment and Hyun-Min's fake speech had me in stitches. Honestly, how vain can Hyun-Min get?? haha.

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The speech was hilarious, especially because even his managers were fooled by his crying! It was so funny when Hyun Min cracked up laughing and bragging about his acting like the air-head he is.

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HAHA moments for me is your WALA! pfffftt lub it

Thanks for the recap Heads!

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i always read your comments in this site mango and i am just curious if you are pinoy because of the word 'WALA' and i do agree with all you said.

and to save space i'll also include some of my rants here lol...i am still torn if my favorite scene is anthony's bickering with go eun or the 'colosseum victory' thing with bulldog but i guess i love everything this episode is the best. i want to give KMM an award for best facial expression haha even without subs i have no trouble seeing his emotions he doesn't even need dialogues so tell us the story but when he speaks its really daebak even if it was a mean line but i still like it... i really love the writers very good lines and KMM's voice and his straight face delivery is so good (how can his poker face send gazillion messages?) and i [Read more]

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Aw! Thanks Racheose.
I'm actually vietnamese. Is WALA a Filipino thing to say? haha.

I also really loved the part where Anthony threatened CEO Oh that he can mess with him but he can't touch his people (writer,actors,etc).
Granted, it's due to his greed and own benefit to see this drama succeed for riches&fame, but still, i love how protective he seemed! Anthony has a heart deep down. haa

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Hello ilikemangos,

I like reading your comments as well :-). I loved seeing Anthony being very protective as well, however I (slightly) disagree with you on the reasons why he acted so protective. Yes, Anthony cares about his drama (or their drama) being made and he has too. He could lose his life if that doesn't happen, and we know that.

However, I think that him being protective here was actually an instance where we saw that Anthony really cares about his staff. He might not have been fully aware of that himself, and he might still not want to admit that to himself (he definitely does not admit that to others, and we saw it in this episode).

Look again at Anthony's face when GE's mom comes into the ER room. He looks very remorseful and is very apologetic towards the mom, and [Read more]

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Hey ilikemangos again,
I just reread your comment and realized that I read you wrong. You were totally on point, so please disregard my comment. I made valid points (I think), but all that you said is actually stands.

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haha yes 'wala' here means 'nothing' ^^ and i'm in class again can't rant >.< lol

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lol. The Amnesia bit was too hilarious.

i loved how the background music started playing when PD Joo called out Anthony on his pretense...then with one glare from Anthony, the background record scratched and stopped instantly. LOL. I laughed my ass off at that. Classic.

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Thanks Heads for the hardwork!

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I am rooting for Go-eun to have her drama made.

I love Anthony as a character, and want him to succeed, but I really want Go-eun to stick up to all the bullies that want to %@*! with her drama.

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Love this show!!!!!! Thanks for the recap Heads :)

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Thank you for the recap!

This episode was absolutely pee-your-pants funny.

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totes.
i was giggling throughout the whole episode.

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Why the dismal ratings? This drama is gold... gold I tell you, GOOOOOLD!!!

Siwon... ohmygoodness! I think this is his best performance out of all the dramas he has done so far.

I loved to see CEO Oh squirm. I literally feel so sadistic when Anthony one upped him! Ahhh... I can't wait once Kyungsung Morning begins production. At least we get to see a glimpse of what kind of drama happens behind the scenes!

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Agree...KOD keeps getting better and Siwon is giving his all...love it.

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Can't be easily done.
Can't be easily found.

THIS IS THE MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE I'VE EVER DISCOVERED.

THANK GOD I FOUND IT.
THIS IS IT.
THE BEST DRAMA EVER.
I KNOW IT.

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The amnesia bit had me dying from laughter. The. Best. Ever.

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I've said this before but I'm kinda hoping for Kyungsung Morning to be a spinoff drama starring Siwon and Oh Ji-Eun.

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Oh, Hmm! That is brilliant!

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Yes! That'd be so awesome. I'd also similarly like maybe a fan-made trailer for the fake drama? Too bad I have no video editing skills whatsoever.

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Anthony is such a pile of grumby jello. I wanna hug him. And mess up his hair. For reasons.

I am in love with this show. Its beyond amazing.

Cant wait for more ^^

Thank you Heads for recapping this ♥

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I totally have a crush on Anthony :D He's so adorable when he's being mischievous and I want to just give him a hug when he's all lonely and broody and distant.
His vanity is also quite amusing (the suits! the hair!). I actually see several parallels to Kang Hyun Min, only that Anthony is much smarter and also has more depth. But I hope those two will have to plan more secret plots together.

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Haha totally!! And ohhh, did you see that scene when Anthony puts his arm around Hyun Min's shoulders and saying in his sexy voice, "Yes, you're hot. So you'll give a hot apology." I was like, "Omo, this is hot too!" Two good-looking guys in good-looking suits this close to one another, giving a small sense of bromance. Yes, I certainly would like them in more secret plots. ;)

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Omg omg omg omg!!!

I REALIZE THE HOTNESS WHEN THE ACTUAL ANTHONY KIM SAID THAT!!!!

"YES, YOU'RE HOT, SO YOU'LL GIVE A HOT APOLOGY."

OMG ANTHONY WHAT U JUST DID...
WITH UR HOT VOICE :-(

I die
I give up

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LOL

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Ha, I hadn't noticed the hotness of that scene. Need to go back and pay more attention :D

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this is the way i see it (practicing fake apologies scene)
AK = father
GE = mother
HM = baby son

1 happy family~

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THAT'S WHAT MY BROTHER TOLD ME AS WELL!

When Go-eun looked at Anthony, Anthony knows he should teach the child in his own special "fatherly" way. :-)

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Totally. Haha. The frustrated look go-eun gives anthony, and of course anthony steps in to tame the unruly son.

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i'm with you i want to touch his hair and mess it but it looks like it can hurt hahaha

love the chemistry? of si won and anthony like father and son plotting and keeping it a secret from go eun the mom and go eun scolds them but still doesn't betray... just like a real family (i really hope si won character don't have a loveline with go eun, i really want to see bit na again haha)

i don't find si won hot not a fan of his but when anthony put his hand around siwon and told him he is hot i had amnesia attack and forgot all the hot guys of kdramaland... okay it's a fake out i still remember..... uh oh until now si won and anthony... si won and anthony... si won and anthony... hot really hot... who am i? hahaha

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I think that there needs to be more scenes of Siwon and Anthony, too!

The actors are about the same height, so when they face off and look each other in the eyes, we get a distored mirror image.

On one side is powerful, wise and older A, who currently controls his world. He has experience and confidence on his side.

On the other side is a powerful, in his own way, dumb-but-catching-on and younger HM. He has ego, looks and popularity on his side.
Both need the other to get what they want making it a balanced relationship. Both know they need to play games with the other to make things happen their way.

HM can learn a LOT from A, if he listens and invests his image and money wisely,perhaps one day will be in the producers fur collars and shiney shoes.
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I agree jomo. I love seeing the two of them in scenes together.

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I love this drama.

That is all.

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well said ;)

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Anthony and Go Eun scenes in this episode is the best.

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So true! Until I watched Episode 10 my gosh. I died really.

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Fantastic recap. You summed up my thoughts exactly! I love the way Anthony's subtly changing. At the beginning of the show I was perfectly content with the idea that there might not be a romance between Go-eun and Anthony, but I think I might have squee-d during their bickering scene and when Anthony popped in the window with that smile. I feel like that was the first genuine smile--meaning, not a smirk, not a smile at others' misfortune--that we've seen on him so far. Love love love this show!!!

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OMG, thanks for the recap!
Too tired to write much now, but Holy shit that was a funny show. I was non-stop laughing the while time, at EVERYONE!

Most of all, I liked the high five with Dong-seok!
They were both so happy to have effed with Anthony, like it was an early Christmas, Easter, Birthday, Valentines and Halloween in ONE.

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This drama is simply amazing. Kang Hyunmin cracks me up everytime he's on camera. Loving Siwon's portrayal of him here.

I don't get bored with this drama. Which is amazing because.. lets be honest.. majority of dramas really do become draggy.. even the high rated all time favourite ones that have over 40% ratings..

Hopefully, the plot continues to intensify.

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I'd say the amnesia wake-up is tied with Taegu Sung's in Haeundae Lover's. This show just gets better and better. I kind of don't even want to see them make the show - just stick to the preproduction drama.

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but, this is the first time I've felt this way.

ha. I bet anyone that hasn't seen Haeundae Lover’s are going, huh?

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haha. i got you ladies on that. ;)
was also reminded of that scene with the fake out amnesia

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this has (sort of) nothing to do with the episode, but does ANYONE know the song that plays throughout the drama? it's the soft song with lyrics that go "like a raindrop slowly falls, it's been a long long day... and i stop counting the days... say goodbye, don't know how to..."

given the singer's accent, i'm inclined to think the singer is korean, but the song doesn't appear to be listed anywhere and i'm dying to have it. any takers? T.T

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She sounds like one of the singers for AGD's OST. Hopefully she's part of the OST and they release it soon.

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i certainly hope so. it was first played in episode 5? when go-eun fell into the water, and they've been playing it in every episode since, so it does give me hope that we'll find out soon. it's so nice and mellow :)

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its "Tuesday Song" by Big Baby Driver. She also sang OST for "AGD"

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This is my fav episode thus far. Indeed, best amnesia scene ever. Go Eun could be an actress herself.. It felt so real for a second there. The two of them, get together already!

Love how they are incorporating the swimming thing. lol

And btw, Siwon tweeted that he is indeed going to swim in the sea!! Can't wait'

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Oh, that's so funny. His character is complaining about it, and the real-life production team is going to make Siwon swim in the sea for real? Oh gosh, so funny. Hope the water's warmer for him than Hyun-Min projected, though. *shudder.*

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omg so hilarious. Anthony is all fierce gladiator but when he gets fooled and humiliated by that amnesia trick - who would actually fall for it, it takes a blow from a meteor to get amnesia and it almost never happens in reality. only alzheimer gives you amnesia and tahts way more serious.
and then his face, hah! I just love the jokes on his account. he is like a wet cat, no ego left at all.

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I take it back, he is not a wet cat. he got even with his assistent at least

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don't forget that he was indoctrinated by kdramas from early childhood onwards ;)

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Faked amnesia - ha! I laughed so hard when Anthony said "I've been making dramas for 10 years and have used amnesia over 100 times." Yeah, don't we know it (NG). So funny true.

I have a love/hate thing for his fur collared coat collection.

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@owl - re: "I have a love/hate thing for his fur collared coat collection."

I know! ...that man has more carcass-collars than a cave-man. Herds(!) of creatures have been devastated so that the King may don them in his majesty ....hahaha!

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For some reason I view the fur collars as distinct from the suits. I think he has an enormous case full of clip-on fur collars in his closet that he mixes and matches with his very tight suits.

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Your image of his closet made me giggle.
It is difficult to picture him carefully selecting his tight suits and fur collars every morning. He never takes more than three seconds to decide anything.
But everything is so carefully put together, he is worse than HM!

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Yeah, those larger than life collars seem to be set on his shoulders apart from the suits. There's just so much f-u-r. Several comments above about having a crush on Anthony - not sure it's a crush for me, but more like I am attracted to the person he might really be under it all -

I'd also fluff his hair :) before going out with him :)

Th name - Anthony - is so not Korean that it has its own attraction in a kdrama :)

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of course the crush refers to who he may be inside, or rather to what is showing through already. but more than that I think I have a crush, because he's a well-written, supremely well-acted character who has depth and feels real. the fur collars were not a deciding factor ;)

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I guess he got that name while he was staying in America. I wonder whether he uses it because it's stylish or because he wanted to distance himself from his presumably miserable childhood (and with that also sort of from Korea) with that name.

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While I was thinking of the name "Anthony Kim" I was also thinking of the romance involved using his name. I was following your theory about him distancing himself from his childhood.

Re: The romance -- I was hoping that Go-eun and only Go-eun can call him using his birth name. :-)

To others it's not available. To everyone he's ANTHONY.
To Go-eun, he is THAT name (Whatever it is). Hihi.

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Great and funny recap, Heads! Before I make my comments, I would like to start with my questions:

1--I am not very familiar with how kdramas productions work or what the different positions are in TV stations and productions companies so I was confused: Empire is a production company right? So supposedly they produce dramas? Only? Or is it that it IS a big company so they tackle other responsibilities as well such as being a management company for Sung Min-ah? I didn't understand how and why she "technically" belonged to Empire and as such would be hard to be employed, hired by World Productions.

2--Anthony has another (korean) name, right? I have heard people call him "Kim Tae Pyung?" (which happens to be Hyun Bin's real name, if I am not mistaken).

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Answering Ques 2

haha @ At first I I thought that too.
But it's actually...대표 - Representative

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Thanks Nakai! :-)

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I don't know much about the rest and I'm far from being korean, for #2,but this word comes up in many dramas ;when they call him that, they're calling him something a long the lines of president of the company/producer/representative/ something that has to do with his role in World productions so no it's not his Korean name.

I also am aware of Si Won laughing during that scene, ahaha(:

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I want to do a screen grab of that.
He almost makes it out of frame before losing control.
They prolly kept it because it was in character that he couldn't help it!

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Hi Jomo, I agree with what you said...

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Hello Bu Young, and thanks for explaining... I am glad you saw CSW laughing :-)

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Hi Iv,

Let me see if I can answer some of this question:
1-Empire is a BIG company (at least that is the impression I got from watching the drama). So I guess they would also have their own talent (actors, screenwriter, director, crew) to work in the drama they produced. Maybe the same way SM producing To The Beautiful You eventhough they are a talent agency..
2- I agree with nakai, daepyoja (sp?) - 대표자 means Representative, and I think that's how producers are referred to in Korea. I'm sure Anthony has a korean name, since he grew up in Korea, but I don't think I've ever heard it mentioned.
3- Could be, since it's life-size so I guess it's there to make a statement, no? lol.
4-Yeah it doesn't match, and they're aware of that too. So what they're trying to pull is to say that [Read more]

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Hi Maya, thanks for responding to my questions and for helping me understand this episode better. Your answers actually helped :-)

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For q4, they worked it out so that KHM got the call about his mum while he was at the meeting with the drama people (where he had a drink) and had to rush off immediately (forgetting that he did drink) and he didn't know that his mum had been released because he got in an accident before finding out and then he couldn't go see his mum, hence why he went to see her the next day..

I think that's how it went? Hope that helps

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Hello twentyonebuds,
Thanks! Your explanation actually helped. I will have to rewatch that scene in the context of what you shared here.

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You're absolutely right about Anthony real name being the real name of Hyun Bin. :) Cute drama jerks, Unite!

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Hello Mysti :-),
From what I have read from other commenters, it is actually a word that means Representative, however, it just really sounds like Kim Tae Pyung, doesn't it?

"Cute drama jerks, Unite!" :-)

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Ok, Re: my 2nd question, I just watched the beginning of epi. 8, and I heard and saw the translation of Representative. That was not what I was referring to however, I really heard something like Kim Tae Pyung said by CEO Oh and he was talking to Anthony (in epi. 6 or 7), that was why I asked the question I asked. If I hear it again and if I can find where I have heard it, I will mention it.

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Looking forward to seeing more of the actress playing Hyun-Min's Mom.

She is good at going weird. I like her in her zany weird mode more than her rich witch mode.

Man that shade of lipstick she was wearing just screamed crayzzzzyyyyy!

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I love this drama so much! How can we tell them how much we love this drama?! Even if it's not the King of Dramas for everyone, it's the King of Dramas for me.

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It is for me as well.
Literally THIS is the KING of all dramas I've watched. I'm so surprised a drama, as good as this, is possible.

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I know, right?! If it continues to deliver the clever and surprises til the very end, I'm gonna have to crown this the King of all dramas too.

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I think we all agree that this drama deserves a lot more attention that it's getting. I really hope it picks up in Korea soon before it ends!

I glad there was a tad bit of romance in this episode between go eun and anthony but I have to admit, I wouldn't mind if she end up with Hyun min either, heehee

King Of Dramas, fighting!

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I really do think Kim Myung-Min looks best with his hair slick back like that.
Much more handsome.
And although some might not like his fur jackets, i'd say it definitely adds to his character. We've seen it way too many times that it'd be weird if he suddenly stopped wearing them.
it's like hyun-bins tracksuits in secret garden. Not sure if you love it, but definitely a signature style you can't forget.

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And i swear to god, for me, his smirks are the best i've seen amongst all the smirks in k-dramaland. LOL
something about it that just makes you either laugh hysterically or totally fist pump.

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Beethoven Virus x (On-Air + White Tower) = Entertaining drama series~ ^^

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I dont know how I mangae to follow this drama without skipping a beat when it doesn't have a slice of Romance. Me, the romantic me, watches this drama void of romance, give me romance please, romance. hehehehe but damn I was laughing hard on this ep. especially the amnesia scene! Hilarious! nothing beats making fun of a serious , dead serious kind of person!

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With "not a slice of romance", Anya, it still pulls me in. EG is such a confident, no nonsense person from the get go, unlike many lead kdrama lead women. There's nothing fussy about her! Also I really like that CEO Oh and Anthony are such strong antagonists. I'm not crazy about HN so the lead guy is not the main focus for me, which is RARE in kdramas.

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oops, GE

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YEEEEEEEEEEEEE

SUPER THANK U

I hate it!

In my diary, I wrote,
"EPISODE 6 IS MY FAVORITE EPISODE... BAR NONE!!!"

Then Episode 7 came along!!!
I wrote,
"Okay huge mistake, Anthony & Go-eun ahhhhh in Episode 7. Wow! It'd be hard for the prod to top this..."

NOW, EPISODE 8!!!

WHAT!!!
THIS CAN ONLY GET BETTER IM TELLIN YA!!!

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I also feel this manic about every new episode :D

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Can a drama get any better? Gee I've been watching K-dramas since year 2000 because of the influence of my korean friend. This is the best drama... ever. Out of the typical k-drama format!!!

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I'm sorry just had to say it again

KIM MYUNG-MIN BB FIGHTING!
Jung Ryeo won unni, too!!!

And Siwon, I'm soooo totally surprised by you!

Fighting, all of you!!!

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BEST
DRAMA
EVER

Coming from an avid K-drama fan who knows how it is to watch worthwhile and worthless dramas.

BEST
DRAMA
EVER

BEST
DRAMA
EVER

BEST
DRAMA
EVER

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BEST
DRAMA
EVER!

(You have to add the exclamation mark - it gives it oomph) ;)

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Ahhh! The first MV of King of Dramas that I saw!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnlxMZaXA9A

Covers the cold-notsowarm-but-sweet relationship of Anthony, Go-eun & Hyunmin!

SO HAPPY!

FIGHTING!

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Yeah! I was waiting for them to appear, those fan MVs.

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For once, the amnesia seems to serve a purpose. During the flashbacks, Anthony remembered her asking him to trust her...and then she can't come through for him. You can see the tender scars under the skin when he finally opened up to someone.
And then it gets tossed in his face!
And Siwon in this episode shines. It's the first time I can see him without thinking of Dokko Jin.

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This episode is epic. It's filled with hilarity, heart, and Anthony's smug yet warm smiles. I've never liked Siwon more after this ep, he's the epitome of wacky. It's like he's not acting at all. I also love that we see a bit of his soft side, it doesn't hurt to see him care for other people aside from his own ass.
I love love love Anthony in this episode because we're seeing his kinder side in clear daylight. We all know he's that big ol bear with a huge heart inside that thick skin, but it is in this episode that he bared it for all of us to see. The scene in the hospital where he reported to Go Eun about maintaining the broadcasting slot just melts the heart. He's like a kid wanting adulation from the girl he likes.

Do you know the title/singer of the song that played while Go Eun [Read more]

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Love this:
"The scene in the hospital where he reported to Go Eun about maintaining the broadcasting slot just melts the heart. He’s like a kid wanting adulation from the girl he likes."

This type of love story is so much better than falling in love at first sight, or attraction because of looks.
What Anthony does for her demonstrates how he feels about her no matter what he says.

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The old epic:
Action speaks louder than words.

Anthony owned that phrase.

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That is why I call bullshit on over a third of kdrama "hero" out there in dramaland, for example, if those drama shows a "hero" to be a cold hearted, jackass, obsessive, forceful type of personality, etc., etc., then I don't give a F**K what he is supposedly inside because Action speaks louder than words. (actions suddenly performed in the last two episode of the drama means nothing to me)

Anthony physically does things for Go-eun that proves to us that there's more to him than he lets on. With him the actions, albeit small, has started early in the show. It feels like a more realistic and natural character transformation arc. I feel that when viewers tries to read between the lines of the "hero" personality, they are just seeing what they want to see. for me, it's solid physical proof [Read more]

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PREACH!

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*deb,

in case you reading anything into my post, there was nothing to read into. I have similar train of thought about stereotypical heroine, hero, villains, second male/female leads, etc. I just find it annoying that dramaland recycles character descriptions over and over.

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Come on baby speak it up!!

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I agree. I also don't like sudden miraculous 180° transformations of jerk into prince charming. I think Anthony just relishes his devil persona and he probably won't stop doing that. I guess it's a defense mechanism that served him well in the business world. I hope at the end of the drama he'll still be seen as the big bad from the outside, but everyone at World Production already knows him better than that.

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"in case you reading anything into my post, there was nothing to read into."

??

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This recap was HILARIOUS! And I wasn't expecting it up so fast, thank you so much :) I think it's about time I said this, I really love your narrative voice, Heads! You've recapped almost all the dramas I loved to pieces this year :D

What can I say, this episode was SO GOOD! Every episode just keeps getting better. There's so much I loved about this episode (what's new) but everyone's already mentioned them anyway haha.

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Oh, and I loved the mole's redemption! I was just on the verge of getting annoyed by the fact that no one was noticing the suspicious guy who keeps anwering suspicious phonecalls. What a clever way to end that conflict by having him tie into Anthony's development as a character and the development of GE and Anthony's relationship too!

Seriously, this writer is so wonderful. Another one of my favourite things about this drama is how seemingly throwaway lines come back to make an impact or give us a laugh. (eg. CEO Oh's phone convo, KHM line about going to see his mother in the car to GE before the accident HA!)

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I just love how Anthony changed attitude towards GE from totally dismissing her to actually fear that she would know about his mischievousness & lectures him about it, she totally got to his conscious, not to mention she played him twice! Anthony finally found his match
Gotta love the spunk of that girl

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