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King of Dramas: Episode 14

This show, I tell you. It’s just so sweet, warm, and full of feel-good moments and heart. Not to mention copious amount of laughter, since Hyun-min encounters a bad case of foot-in-mouth that lands him in hot water with his girlfriend and his co-star, which in turn lands him in the middle of a press scandal. Since when have misunderstandings been so funny?

 
EPISODE 14: “From Dusk Till Dawn”

Fire!

Anthony rushes inside to save the Ajusshi Extra, even though the burning building is all but collapsing in on itself. Everyone waits outside on pins and needles as time ticks by with no sign of either man.

Inside, Anthony tries to carry the ajusshi on his back, only to have a beam fall in their path. We don’t see what happens, but everyone braces for the worst with tears in their eyes. Dong-seok has to hold Director Goo back from going in after them.

A fire truck finally arrives, but before then, Anthony finally emerges carrying the ajusshi. He looks unharmed for the most part, at least, but is faced with a completely silent crew.

He focuses on Go-eun first, pointing out her teary expression. She insists that it was just the smoke, but Anthony smiles, knowing better.

However, the ajusshi isn’t doing well. Anthony, Go-eun, and Director Goo accompany him to intensive care, and both men share a silent look. Has this happened before, or do they just know that this means bad news?

We finally get an answer as they wait outside ICU for word: An extra did die on Director Goo’s set five years ago, with Anthony there to witness. Director Goo had been more outwardly torn up about it, but Anthony’s gaze wasn’t free of anguish, either.

That incident haunts Director Goo to this day, so it’s understandable that he’s afraid it’ll happen again.

Hyun-min shows up at the hospital while Go-eun calls her mom from the lobby, his expression grim. Go-eun is both surprised and proud that he would come, and reassures him that he can go home and rest: “You don’t have to worry because I’m here.” Aww.

But Hyun-min opens up about the guilt he feels, having left the ajusshi in the storehouse because of a phone call. Go-eun comforts him by saying that he couldn’t have known what would have happened, despite his thinking that he could have prevented everything if he’d only given it some thought.

It’s moments like these where I love their friendship even more, since Go-eun changes her tactics: “Cheer up, Kang Hyun-min style.” After a small back and forth, Hyun-min’s expression changes. She does know him way too well.

“…Like Brad Pitt?” he ventures.

Go-eun smiles: “Yes, like Brad Pitt.” These two kill me. I just luff them so much.

Fortunately, the ajusshi’s condition stabilizes, which means he’s on the road to recovery. They all go in to visit the ajusshi, who thanks Anthony for saving his life with tears in his eyes.

Anthony reminds him to get better quickly so that he can do his ninth drama with World Productions, which has the ajusshi even more teary and thankful. Now I’M all teary.

Min-ah gets the good news, but ends up thinking about how Anthony checked on Go-eun first, even though she’d been just as worried.

While Anthony makes sure that the ajusshi will get all the monetary help he needs to recover, he gets hit with a headache. (Or something that affects his eyes, anyway.) Not good.

Now that Director Goo is at ease, he admits to Anthony, “You’re a pretty okay producer.” Ha. He drags Hyun-min off for filming, and even Anthony can’t help but notice how much Hyun-min has changed.

Go-eun agrees, but notes that he hasn’t changed as much as “someone” she knows. When Anthony asks, she replies, “I’m talking about someone who was the original cold-blooded asshole, but now suddenly changed into a nice guy.”

She wants to know what possessed him to run into the fire, but he merely shrugs it off, like heroism just happens to him naturally. “Didn’t you say you sold your soul to the devil, Kim Bong-dal?” she asks.

Anthony: “The soul Anthony sold – Kim Bong-dal bought it back, cheaply.”

And whoa, has Hyun-min changed. After filming, he volunteers to throw a get-together for the cast and crew. (With his sponsored beef, of course.) Except he claims he’s paying for all of it.

He invites Anthony to say a few words, and he does give a nice rousing pep talk: “Somebody said this: ‘If you’re worried, you will lose. But if you’re excited, you will win.’ In the future, I wish that all of our hearts will be filled with memories of excitement.” Cheers to that!

Hyun-min then serenades the staff with a rendition of Kim Jang-hoon’s “I’m A Man”. Haha.

They move to an inside room for the second round of partying, and everyone is having a (really enviable) great time. Dong-seok happens to see Hyun-min’s manager putting the moves on that pretty FD he likes, and the two engage in some bantering to win her affections.

The atmosphere is much different in the room where Anthony, Go-eun, Min-ah, and Director Goo are. He more than hints that Anthony and Go-eun should go in for the night, especially since Go-eun is their bread and butter. He instructs Anthony to take care of her the most.

Hyun-min comes to lighten the mood, and suggests a game called “Yaja Time”, where everyone’s given a free pass to speak in banmal to each other. I’ve only ever seen this game turn out badly.

But it’s so funny to see Go-eun be the first to oblige, telling Anthony to be quiet. Aha. The look on his face.

Min-ah’s next, and scoffs when Hyun-min calls her “noona,” because he’s pretending to be younger than he is – really, he’s older than her, so there’s no “noona” there.

Director Goo suggests putting an end to the game, which is when Anthony finally joins in: “Young-mok, be quiet. The adults are talking.” HAHA. It’s the best, because you wouldn’t expect Anthony to participate. Everyone ends up smiling and laughing, though, so all is well.

Only then does Anthony get the call that Director Nam resigned. Eek.

CP Lee ends up begging Director Nam to take back his resignation, since things have already gone south the short time he’s been away. Like those dramas he would green-light because he thought they were what the country needed more than what would make the station money – those are all falling by the wayside. CP Lee knows Deputy Director Kim just means bad business for them.

Go-eun goes outside to talk to Anthony, only Min-ah gets there first. She wants to know exactly why the calculating Anthony would run into that building: “The more I know you, the better I want to get to know you.”

He doesn’t know himself, but he does notice Go-eun walking away.

Hyun-min calls Bit-na to tell her he won’t be home tonight, and he actually gets mad at her when she refers to the ajusshi who got hurt as “some nobody extra.”

So when she fires back that he must be hanging out with Min-ah, he finally caves and says he is hanging out with her just to make Bit-na mad. In fact, he wants to hang out with her all night long. When Bit-na asks if he really likes her, Hyun-min shouts into the phone, “Yes! I love Sung Min-ah! I love her very much! I love her so very much!” And then, in English: “I LOVE YOU, SUNG MIN-AH!”

…Which, of course, Min-ah overhears and takes as truth, all slack-jawed. Haha. She warns him to find someone in his league.

Go-eun rides back with Min-ah to Seoul to next morning as promised, only to have Min-ah admit that she likes Anthony, and that the two of them used to love each other: “So we’re trying to work it out from now on. I’m hoping you, Writer Lee, can help our relationship.” Eek.

We see how business is being run over at SBC now that Deputy Director Kim is running things (man, that was a fast transition), and he’s all about one thing: Ratings. CP Lee looks positively miserable.

Anthony goes to Director Nam to find out exactly why he resigned from his position, and it’s interesting to see Director Nam open up to tell him frankly that he only got his position because of his dad, Empire’s Chairman.

And this, of course, is news to Anthony.

“Maybe that’s why I hated you more, Representative Kim,” Director Nam admits. “To me, you seemed worse than my father. I wanted to deny having such a father, so I’ve lived thinking I don’t have one. I wanted to hide it until then end if I could.”

But Anthony won’t take that as an excuse, as he brings up Director Nam’s fight to rid the drama world of corruption and people like him. “You once told me that people like me should disappear from this field. But in the end, I’m still here, and you’re leaving. Before you leave, keep this in mind: That, in the end, there will only be dirty people left with shady tricks.”

While filming the next day, Hyun-min is told to make a surprised face, which he does… before it melts into real surprise, as Bit-na marches on set to slap him right across the face.

She declares that she’s done with him, and that he can go be with Min-ah as much as he wants. Every jaw on set drops as she marches right back out, but no one’s madder than Min-ah, who mouths the word “moron” to Hyun-min when he looks at her.

Ha, I love this misunderstanding. Min-ah really thinks that this is all about her. I’m also cracking up at how Hyun-min’s outfit is a direct copy of one of Joo Won’s from Gaksital. I swear, even the pompadour is the same.

Go-eun can’t help but think on Min-ah’s words as she tries to write that night, and gets all flustered when Anthony calls her about the contract-renewal. She doesn’t want to face him and says she’s going out so he can’t meet her at her studio…

Only to find Anthony one step ahead of her, since he’s already at her Mom’s when she goes to visit. HA. This got a good laugh out of me.

He has his troll face on as he hands over a contract and pen, only to be genuinely confused when Go-eun expresses trepidation in signing it. He thinks she’s mulling over other offers, only to have her reply exasperatingly, “Do you think I’m doing this because of money?”

Then again, she can’t really explain why she’s thinking about it, and I’m guessing it has to do with her feelings. Anthony narrows his eyes at her like he’s trying to see through her, and he makes sure to remind her that he suffered through the cold for her.

“Don’t make me wait too long,” he warns her. He smiles, Go-eun cringes.

Hyun-min’s “love affair” with Min-ah ends up making front page headlines, due to what was said on set when Bit-na slapped him. Oh, motherfather.

And it’s only funnier when Min-ah reads the news, because she thinks Hyun-min released the article on purpose because she wasn’t accepting his heart.

The news makes it to CEO Oh and the World Boys, with Anthony being the last to find out. They’ve got a full on scandal on their hands now.

Hyun-min and Min-ah try to disguise themselves as they meet for drinks, with Hyun-min hilariously scooting his chair closer to hers so he can answer her accusations that he released the news with a: “Have you lost your mind?” In banmal.

Min-ah’s not afraid to speak in banmal right back, and she even talks down to him as she orders him to take the articles down. Unfortunately, their animosity comes off looking romantic to the waitress from where she’s standing.

She recognizes them, and wishes them well on their love. In the words of Hyun-min: “Oh my Jesus.”

The tyranny over at SBC continues under Deputy Director Kim, who’s more than content to cut a smaller show because it’s underwhelming in the ratings. When faced with complaints from the production company of the show slated after, Deputy Director Kim flies into a rage, claiming that they’re above all those production companies as a broadcaster.

Which is when Director Nam makes his grand re-entrance: “If we are above them, then we should show an appropriate image.” He goes onto say that while they do make the schedule, the schedule is a promise they make with the viewers. Is that a promise that should be broken at will because of bad ratings or bad commercial value?

Without a proper retort, Deputy Director Kim fires back that Director Nam doesn’t have the right to be in the meeting, only to be caught off-guard when Director Nam replies that he’ll be retaking his position on the Chairman’s orders.

So Deputy Director Kim is forced to vacate his seat right then and there. Burn.

Director Nam apologizes to the rest of the board for leaving in the first place, and reminds them that while they are above the production companies, actors, etc., “I would appreciate if you remember this point as well: Justice without power is lifeless and futile. But power without justice is just violence. Now, the era of violence must end. The era of violence must not be repeated.”

Anthony gets a call from Director Nam to ask about the shooting schedule, but we know, Anthony knows, and Director Nam knows that it’s just a way of letting Anthony know he’s got his job back. Do I… do I sense the beginnings of a bromance? Please, drama gods. Please let this happen.

Even Daddy Chairman pops in to see his son at work. He even seems, dare I say it, sad that there’s such tension between them. When asked to explain why he changed his mind, Director Nam explains that despite gaining his position by his father’s unjust methods, quitting won’t solve anything.

“And I should do my best in this very position to not let this drama field rot, to not let this industry go back to that past full of corruption and shady tricks. I thought that was a very important thing to do.”

Daddy Chairman acknowledges this with a nod. “Well, times have changed, I guess. I will keep watching to see whether you will change, or the world.”

Go-eun passes by a sweet potato stand, and ends up thinking of her night with Anthony, where she’d mentioned sweet potatoes as something warm she wanted to eat when she was freezing.

She tries her best to focus on her work, only Anthony comes knocking just in time to throw her off her groove to ask about the contract.

When she wonders whether that’s all he came for, he produces a bag of roasted sweet potatoes. Awwww.

He explains that there was no ulterior motive – he’d just seen them being sold and remembered how she said she’d wanted to eat them. A-dorable.

She’s conflicted when he leaves just like that, and while he stares at her rooftop from his, Go-eun stares at the bag of sweet potatoes. She remembers Anthony telling her how he believed in her, Anthony kissing Min-ah, Anthony after the fire, and Min-ah in the car. And, finally, the sweet potatoes.

Finally, she comes to a decision and makes her way to Anthony’s rooftop, potatoes in tow. She holds them out to give them back: “Why do you confuse people? You’re dating Sung Min-ah, so why are you being like this to me?”

Anthony doesn’t even blink, he just seems slightly amused. “Who said I was dating Sung Min-ah?”

Now it’s Go-eun’s turn to be confused, though she can’t hide a tiny smile when Anthony informs her that he’s not dating Min-ah. “I don’t have such feelings for whomever, so you don’t have to be concerned.”

She doesn’t know what to say when he asks her if she always gets confused if someone buys her sweet potatoes (ha), and he finally picks up on it when she can’t stop stuttering: “Do you, by chance, like me?” She blinks, and then he brushes it off like, Nah, that’ll never happen.

But she stops him as he turns away, like she has something to confess…

 
COMMENTS

Is she going to tell him? Is she going to tell him?

One of the things this drama gets so, so very right is the idea of friendship and/or what it means to be in a partnership with someone. It seems rare these days to get a good, old-fashioned friendship, and especially rare to get a working friendship between a male and a female without romance mucking everything up. And here we have friendships all around, but none quite as fun and heartwarming as Hyun-min and Go-eun’s relationship.

I know I joked about Hyun-min and Go-eun as a pairing last episode, but really, I just love them together. They’re more like siblings than anything else, and it’s kind of weird to be picking up on the great chemistry they have… as friends. I think dramas have just conditioned me that the second male lead in dramas must always be the third leg of the love triangle, so I keep expecting that angle to pop up when really, what we’re seeing here is probably it. And that’s even better than I could have hoped for.

They’ve had great moments throughout the series, but I really appreciate how Go-eun tends to take care of Hyun-min, even when she doesn’t have to. The fact that she knew him well enough to cheer him up at the hospital just gave me the warm fuzzies, but it was really Hyun-min’s reaction that sold it: We could see him coming around. Go-eun knew just how to reel him in, and did so for no other reason than to make him happy. You could say she really did it with her drama in mind, but Go-eun doesn’t seem like that kind of person. She did it because she cared.

In that same vein, Anthony’s budding bromance with Director Nam is really coming along nicely. We saw how Deputy Director Kim was cutting shows left and right, but Kyungsung Morning was never in any danger because it’s performing so well. So we know that Anthony had no real ulterior motive in helping Director Nam come to his senses, only that he did it because he cared.

And I’d venture to say that the reason why Anthony ran into that burning building, the reason he himself can’t pinpoint, is that simple: Because he cared.

 
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WWAD?!?!?!

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thank you, merry xmas & happy holiday everyone
love ya

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Thanks!

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Thank you so much for this recap!!!! I do hope that you are feeling much better and that you will enjoy the holidays!
This was one of my favorite episodes. I agree with what Heads said at the beginning and in the recap: it did have heart, gave me the warm fuzzies (many times over), made me want to throw my fist in the air, made me smile, wanna do the happy dance and took me through a myriad of emotions.

Within the first 10mns, I cried, literally. When Anthony went into that building and the whole cast and crew were waiting, I was waiting with them, with bated breath. To see Dir. Goo, Anthony, GE and later on HM wait at the hospital was so touching, I cried, I couldn't hold it. And the back story really helped in explaining to us why Dir. Goo had taken to the bottle (I am assuming) and [Read more]

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I too noticed that moment at the hospital when Anthony's eyes or head seemed to be bothering him. It didn't seem like a throwaway bit to me. Considering all the common Kdrama tropes this drama has touched on in past episodes, I definitely wouldn't be surprised if an illness was thrown in. My own theory is that he was injured when he ran into the burning building to save the ahjussi. At the end of the last episode, there was a shot of the burning beams in the ceiling, and it looked like one of the beams was about to come tumbling down on Anthony. The camera cuts to outside then, but if I'm remembering correctly, there was also a sound effect that sounded like a "thud" as if the beam really had come down. If that's true, then Anthony probably shielded the ahjussi's body with his own, meaning [Read more]

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When Anthony had that bad moment with his eyes in the hospital, considering K-drama cliches, I somehow immediately thought "Is it inherited?", I mean, his mother became blind when he was five (I can't remember, whether it was an accident or an illness...?). Anyway, no matter the reason, I also thought about the possibility of incorporating it into drama (any other drama, and I would have said - no no no, please, not that; but with THIS drama, I somehow have no problems with them if they'll go to that direction.

As for the rest of episode, it was a pure awesomeness. Seriously, how can I re-comment something so wonderful :)

But the scenes with director Nam kind of stopped me for a minute. Everyone here says that it was such a good moment (his comeback, that is), but... it's such a fri [Read more]

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We live in a world that is not black and white. In a world where many things are not bad OR good but something in between or both at the same time depending on the point of view. We live in a world where some principles we hold conflict with other principles and sometimes we have to choose. It's not a simple world. It's not a drama world.

Which is why director Nam's storyline here was awesome. It's complicated, it's grey - it feels REAL.

And besides, it's not like he didn't get his director position also because of his hard work. He might have been chosen for the director position even if his father had not meddled with it. It's just that now we'll never know.

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Yeah, I do understand that drama world is not the real world that we live in. Maybe that's why it strikes me: I used to see k-drama reality as either especially (even ridiculously) complex or ... simple. And surely sometimes that idealistic reality really appeals to me (as in: work hard and you'll succeed) and I even find something motivating from it. I think I was just used to that and now it's strange to get something motivating/moving from Director's decision, and at the same time feel that it maybe cannot be considered that "motivating", because it wasn't purely good (I don't know how to express it). I kept searching for a pair of scales to measure when such decision as director's

Of course I absolutely agree that this storyline feels realistic and is really good. :) I also ador [Read more]

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My keyboard was lost at this moment. So I will end the sentence before my last paragraph here:
"I kept searching for a pair of scales to measure when such decision as director’s will be considered good, and when - not." Sorry for inconvenience :)

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Hello Laurita and Arawn,

I don't know if you will get to read this, however, in case you do, I will post my comment. Director Nam strikes me as another character who is not perfect. Let's remember that as human beings, none of us are perfect. Sometimes, we see some characters in Kdramas portrayed as perfect (or close to it) and we accept it and buy it, for the sake of the drama and... because many of us want to escape our realities and the real world, so watching "a character" who seem perfect is OK with us, in the context of the drama.

That being said, the characters that often are very interesting are those who have some areas where they need to grow, and Dir. Nam is one of those. I personally appreciate how the drama managed to keep hidden the relationship between Dir. Nam and hi [Read more]

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Thanks for such an extensive answer :) ( I don't know why, but I kept returning to this theme of discussions to think about that situation again, and I was really surprised that someone did answer letting me think about it once more).
I liked how you said about Director's realization, that "if something was handed to you (and you didn’t have to fight for it), it doesn’t mean that you cannot use it for good and work hard to show/prove that you were worthy of it after all" and I have to agree with these words. I feel like I understand Director's decision better, but I've discovered that I actually didn't blame him for what he did. Instead, I felt bad for him, since he, being so sincere a person, now (in my eyes) will always have some kind of guilty feeling inside for not standing for [Read more]

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Hello Laurita,

I am sooo glad that you thought of visiting this page again and that you saw my response. I also thank you for appreciating my (long) response. I tend to write with details, so that by the time I am done writing, people would know what I thought :-)

After having read your response, I have come to the conclusion that your opinion differs from mine and Arawn, and it always will. We would then have to agree to the fact that we feel OK about different things, and that you had hoped for a different process (and outcome), whereas I think Arawn and I are OK (if I may speak for Arawn here) with the process AND the outcome.

As I was reading your comment, KSH (the lead actor in The Moon That Embraces the Sun) came to my mind. He was up against Shin Ha-Kyun (the lead actor in [Read more]

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I really liked to talk about it, so thank you for your comments :) Yes, it seems, our opinions are quite different, but I believe that's the interesting point in any discussion, haha, so I too think, we can just leave it as it is now :)

What I felt necessary to add from my part (you don't have to answer it :))that I actually can compromise on Director's decision (but only in this situation that this drama provides, because of importance for many other things/people/responsibilities that held Director's decision). And I can say that I am willing to accept such writer's (so, and Director Nam's) decision. So that makes us in the same side after all :) (but only in such case that this drama provides).

As for the actors' example, some time ago, I would have said that I completely against [Read more]

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Hello Laurita,

You will have to forgive me b/c I felt compelled to answer your post, since a few things jumped at me after reading it. So here it is :-).

I have already said that I totally understand and support Dir. Nam's behavior and how he came to take his position back. What I would like to add to that, is that principles are good to have (we should have them), however, if we only operate by them, then we can become paralyzed, meaning we might not act or participate in producing change, b/c our options are very limited (or non existent).

The truth is that none of us operates or lives in a vacuum, we live in the real world and so what we do (or don't do) has consequences (for us and for others). Principles are good to have, however if one is too bound by them, what good are t [Read more]

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Wow! You've been having a feast here without me! :D Very good points from both of you, I have nothing to add anymore. Well, except for one thing about principles that Ivoire brought up in her last comment. As Ivoire says, it's good to have principles but if we stick to them like mules and never re-evaluate or rethink them, we might actually end up causing more damage than doing good. Director Nam's case is excellent example of this as him leaving would have left dep. director Kim in charge and as Ivoire pointer out, everything would have reverted back into "only RATINGS matter!!" Not to mention that Kim clearly wasn't as capable and good director as Nam was from the purely operational point of view.

I'll be honest here and say that idealism, if not paired with a healthy dose of realism [Read more]

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Arawn, I will be back later to answer. I have to go to work now :-(...

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Ah, director Nam! You said it! The moment he walked in and cut dep. director Kim short was such a "f**k yeah!!!" moment. I'm totally ok with his resignation because we got this. It suits him, he's not perfect but he's ready to evaluate his thoughts and actions and then act according to new information. That is a GREAT thing in a person because it's so rare. I still think that his resignation was very emotional and rash, but later he thought about it more carefully and did realize that he can do much more good by sticking to his position no matter how he got there. And he acknowledged this by saying he's sorry for resigning for "personal reasons".

Dep. director Kim is such a despicable person, huh. I actually despise him much more than I despise Chairman or director Oh. Actor is doing a [Read more]

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Hello Arawn,

I am sorry this is a little late, but here it is. You said it all, and you said it well :-)!!!! I wholeheartedly agree with all that you have said. What is it they say about great minds thinking alike???? (I don't know if I am a great mind, however, I do think we do tend to care and be touched by the same things :-) ).

And because you said it all and well, I won't repeat anything, except to say that I thought the same thing when Anthony was talking to Dir. Nam. I too, thought that it was interesting that Anthony (as you have said) of all people, he was the one who got through to Dir. Nam. CP Lee tried, and failed, but Anthony managed to make Dir. Nam reconsider his stance on his resignation. What a change in the tide of their relationship, huh? And to think that they co [Read more]

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I felt sorry for Director Nam's father, he looked so broken, for a quick second, I thought that Nam was going to reach out to him but he didn't. More proof that Nam is far from perfect.

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I think though i hope not that Anthony may be inheriting his mother's disease that caused her to be blind.

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Thank you, thank you, HeadsNo2! Happy holidays, everyone! :)

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I haven't finished reading, but I just want to share this before I forget:

The part where Director Goo acknowledged Anthony as a pretty OK producer, he seemed to be really grateful to Anthony. This reminds me of the episode where Anthony wanted to fire Goo, but Go Eun told Anthony that in his current state, he has to keep people on his side. In this episode, looks like Goo will definitely be on his side. I don't know how to word my thoughts properly, hope the readers here get what I mean...

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Thank you thank you for the recap HeadsNo2!! I am really loving this drama and glad that there will be four more episodes left! heheheee!! I am glad you are feeling better too, you are so awesome to be churning these out right after you recovered...

MERRY MERRY BLESSED CHRISTMAS!! To all dearies of dramabeans, recappers and readers alike! ♥♥♥

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King of Dramas Fighting!!!!

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i totally cracked myself laughing my head off at hyun-min's conversation on the phone with bit-na about 'loving' min-ah and thereafter min-ah's expression when she overheard. kept replaying that scene and cant stop laughing. hyun-min's a JOKER. love siwon for this character. priceless. <3

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Ya, that's funny!

I was watching Hello Counsellor, and 3 of the Super Junior guys were the guests. One of them was Sung Min. After that, I just can't help picturing Siwon declaring his love for Sung Min! (Sung Min ah and Sung Min-ah sound the same, no?)

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really may i know which ep was that?

and guys...pls check out siwon on running man ep 22..
hes totally funny there...its xmas special 2 yrs ago
the character of hyun min is there^^

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@nova611: You mean, which episode of Hello Counsellor was that? Thought I heard it was the 100th ep. The episode had Eunhyuk, Sung Min & Shin Dong.

I think I saw that Running Man ep before!

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thank you for that info..gonna google n watch it

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Siwon is killing me in this drama! And your comment reminded me that there is a movie with the Super Junior guys, "Attack of the Pin-up Boys". It's pretty darn funny, a little gross, but funny. If you haven't seen and you're a fan, you might really enjoy it.

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i'll try to watch it tonight

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I keep on loving this show so much. Characters with hearts big *like that*. And with flaws which become advantages.
Anthony with his troll face cracks me up every time.
The pseudo love affair/scandal of hyun-min is too funny: It's like a giant farce with few bad consequences. (Except a red cheek.)
I really hope Go Eun is going to confess her feelings. Let's be honest: She doesn't sign this damn contract cause that way she can run into him unexpectedly at any hour of the day. At this stage, I'm just a basic fangirl who needs to see her OTP together: The preview... for today gives me a bit of hope. :)
Gosh, that whole World Production team will be missed when this drama is over. But let's not think about this. It's almost Christmas after all. :)

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I'm a watcher of IMY and I noticed Mystisith's comments there. Haha look back at the thread I dropped a sweet message for you! Ha! Also, because of you I tried to watch KING OF DRAMAS. Boy, I'm a fan now! Thanks for recommending. I'm a big fan of YEH & Yoochun but wow dare I say this is shaping up to be the better drama. KOD Ep 2 later!

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@PayPhone: Thanks for the helping hand on the "other side". Lol. Tough clients out there!
I'd rather have the company of the commenters of KOD to be honest: The atmosphere is much more relaxed and friendly. Glad you gave this show a chance: It's really one of the best dramas this year imo... And I watch a lot.
Have fun with the next eps of King of Dramas and see you around. :)

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That's what I noticed too about King of Dramas viewers/commenters. That's why I gave this a chance. They are balanced, wise, very (VERY) intelligent (not just fans for fans' club sake).

Loving this... The episode 2 was a a laughing ride for me! Haha! Thanks Mystisith for dropping by IMY thread -- I discovered this gem.

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Heehee... I had to be a busybody and check out that thread. Boy, yes, what "tough clients" there... haha

Welcome to the KoD club, PayPhone! I really enjoy reading the KoD recaps and comments in dramabeans. It's like there's love all around, and I can really feel it! I don't see any bashing (perhapz coz there's just nothing to bash!), and I do learn some stuff... like hypothermia (and hyperthermia too; found out they're actually different...).

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If you read the comments for Faith, you will learn a little quantum physics, you never know about what you will gain a little knowledge.
For the most part, the people who read/comment on the recaps do not give the impresssion of being rabid fans. we all can be snippy sometimes but all and all, this is a fun blog.

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Hi Liza,

I smiled when I saw your comment about Faith, and I just wanted to say that learning about quantum physics gave some of us a headache, and some of us are actually getting a Master's in Physics (I know a Kdrama lover and watcher who is getting her Master's in Physics AND she got a headache just trying to follow those explanations, LOL). Yeah that was fun, as it is to also see when some people are so enamored with their actor/actress, they don't seem to be able to see their (acting) flaws. To each, its own, I guess and maybe something about beauty (or in this case talent) being in the eye of the beholder.

I hope you are enjoying the Holidays :-)!

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Aw! I was all warm and fuzzy at the end of this episode. This week's episodes were heartwarming and hilarious. Thank you as always, HeadsNo2, and happy holidays!

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There were SO MANY AWESOME moments in this episode! I know people on Viki were complaining about the amount of flashbacks, and some even complained about PD Joo's little romance with the FD, but I really enjoyed this episode! Also, Hyun-min yells "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, SUNG MIN AH!!!" in English. Sorry, OCD popping up there ;) I love the feely moments in this show, but I also love the little things, like how Hyun-min is actually 31, not 27. I was kind of hoping that the picture of our two star actors was photoshopped so they could make fun of those kinds of scandals, but they just used a still from the show.

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I completely agree about Anthony! He really showed his caring side in this episode. I dare say that all along, from his early years, him as Kim Bong Dal must have struggled with his sensitive, caring side that opposed with his driving ambition to be successful and get out of poverty. I am liking this side of him, being sly when he has to, supportive when he needs to and encouraging when it's necessary.

Thanks for the recap! I completely agree with all you've said about the genuine friendships forming. I completely love Hyun Min teasing Go Eun. They're like adorable siblings who tease and encourage each other. Same with Director Nam and Anthony, who are begrudgingly acknowledging each other's strengths and purpose in life. not to mention Director Goo appreciating Anthony in front of Hyun M [Read more]

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>> "... she can’t hide a tiny smile when Anthony informs her that he’s not dating Min-ah. "

Oh, I need to re-watch this and look out for that tiny smile!

And I can't wait to watch the English subbed episode 15. Hope it'll be out tomorrow! Or I may just succumb to watching the raw vid, which I try not to do!

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Yeeeeeeeeeeeee-haaaaaa

Seeing the Ep 15 preview, I died already.

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where did you watch that?

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I hope that I am not breaking any rules, but check out Viki.com, the 15th was available on the 24th, the 16 episode was almost completly subbed by 2.30pm on the 25th

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Hello Koirv, where did you see the preview, please? Thank you!

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Thank you, Arawn!

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Hyun Min never fails to make me laugh each episode. But the fact that he is spending HIS money on the staff. Wow! Growth for the childish man...haha. I hope that they don't suddenly fit him in as part of the love triangle or square though. It is fine for him to remain single and available till the end!

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and who can forget Go-eun's excuse for her confusion.. "eh i'm confused whether the sweet potatoes are from China or Korea..." Totally adorable!

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How awkward was that! What will she do!

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yes i feel so sorry for her! To go to Anthony with indignation (?) and resolution only to be floored so quickly... Go-eun ah!!!

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I still cant pick myself from ep 14. He just turned up with a bag sweet potatoes. Sweetness overload !

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the comedic timing of Choi Siwon is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.

I think I should start watching this drama while reading the recaps. XD

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Go, go, go! And complete your Christmas season!

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Awww... that was a sweet recap. And that was a sweet episode.
And Kyun Min was hilarious with Min-ah. Hilarious.
Love this show and it's already Monday. Yay :-)

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Oh man, the way he picked up the chair at their cafe was awesome!

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This was a really fantastic episode! I feel like this show keeps getting better and better. And you're right, I think one of the main reasons KoD is so strong is that the story, even the romance, is built on rock-solid friendships. I ADORE the friendship between Hyun Min and Go Eun. They have such a wonderful platonic vibe that, like you say, is very uncommon in kdramas (but incredibly refreshing nonetheless). I continue to worry that Anthony will break Go Eun's heart (or maybe I'm more worried that he will break my heart, haha), but I hope I am pleasantly surprised by next episode in the romance department. It's not that he's any less into her than she is into him, but he is TERRIBLE at acknowledging/verbalizing his feelings. I love him as a character, and I don't want to feel the urge to [Read more]

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I think that was a play with drama tropes, too. Misunderstanding trope, to be exact. You see this SO often, when either one of the leads of both misunderstand the romantic situation of the other and think that the other is already in a relationship and that is usually played for many many episodes or up until the end of the movie, when misunderstanding is FINALLY cleared up and they dart to declare their love.

Here misunderstanding is a very plausible one. Go-Eun saw with her own eyes Mina kissing Anthony and she from PD Joo that they used to date. And then Mina said herself that she's are getting back together with Anthony. So of course Go-Eun would thing that they are dating, it's the ONLY logical thing to think. But unlike most other shows where hero/heroine just silently suffers, h [Read more]

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FAVORITE PART:
Anthony: What a stupid game, Yaja Time.
Go-eun: Anthony, keep quiet.

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dont forget this

AK to Dir Goo
“Young-mok, be quiet. The adults are talking.”

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That nearly killed me. But you know what I want to hear from Anthony? "Go-Eun-ah"!!!

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Now THAT is what I've been imagining for weeks!!! How sexy would that be!

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I've been playing a game called "How will KoD subvert Korean drama's most overused cliches?".
1) Amnesia wake-up scene with a prank,
2) scary yakuza financier who succumbed to terminal illness,
3) main female character witnesses male lead kiss the 2nd female lead but was caught sneaking away,
4) female lead running away to avoid attention but male lead clearly mind reads her and wait at her mom's (instead of running all over Seoul to find her)
and what seemed like a confession scene will end with..... I don't have a clue, I give up but I'm waiting on pin and needles for Episode 15 for what I'm sure will be a laugh.

Plus, Director Nam-Anthony bromance FTW!

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That certainly is a good list! Yeap, King of Dramas dodged those cliches! Woooo! And counting...

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@whitewire: Feel free to add, I'm sure there's more in the earlier episodes. I love writer-nim, fighting!

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Soon there will be a KOD drinking game: 1 shot for every cliche ridiculed. *Goes to prepare the hangover soup*.

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I love this list! I guess we can add "awesome moms who root for their children's happiness above all else" to it. And hopefully also "male lead exhibits symptoms of mysterious illness but it ends up leading to absolutely nothing" by the time the the drama's over.

Please, writer-nim...pretty pretty please??

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Keep 'em coming, rearwindow! Let's see, I will add birth secret of Director Nam but the stalwart son stood up brilliantly against Chairman Nam with minimal angst. Well, it was minimal IMO as it took up under two episodes and brought us a potential bromance.

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Ooh yes, good one! Also: meddling 2nd lead who is completely unsuccessful in her meddling (Mina misrepresents her relationship with Anthony, but Go Eun finds out in the same evening that she's lying through her teeth; also, Mina kisses Anthony so Go Eun can see, but Go Eun also sees him push Mina away).

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not sure if this counts... when Anthony asked Go-eun what she thinks of him as a man (i was so expecting a confession or something... only to have him proclaim "this is called 'melodrama'.. now go back and write your script!") such a dramatic anti-climax!

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Of course, of course, how could we miss this! The ultimate cliche to be debunked! Kudos Quincy!

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-2dn male lead has NO romance with the female lead.
-Romantic misunderstanding cleared fast and early.
-Awkward kiss

I hope we can add "serious illness turns out to be just the male lead needing glasses". :D

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"I hope we can add 'serious illness turns out to be just the male lead needing glasses.'"

That would be INCOMPREHENSIBLY AWESOME. I can see it now--dramatic music, fluorescent lights, and a pale, worried Anthony. A doctor in a white coat enters the room, his shoes clunking ominously on the tile floor, to deliver the bad news...a prescription for contact lenses.

I feel like I would explode from happiness if this were to happen. In fact, this would maybe become my favorite show JUST for that moment.

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OKAY!! from now on I will only think and imagine just like you guys!! HAHAHA !!

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Well that's an idea, that needs to be heard by the writer. I am 100 percent for the "prescription for contact lenses" hahahaha :)

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I will be as calm as you are REARWINDOW. Wooooo, here we go, we have 1.5 hour left!

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In ep 2, Anthony was already shown wearing spectacles (the part when he was working on the computer to send the drama proposal to Watanabe)...

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So he needs just stronger glasses, then. :) (Or how ever you say it, but I'm sure you all know what I mean. :) )

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Hehehe, awkward kiss with mummy-like twirling hands! Haha, Go Eun, the fantasies you have....

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and it's soooo mortifying for her enactment of her (wild) fantasies to be witnessed by none other than the subject matter himself!!!

what's more to be likened to an overturned turtle?! (Anthony is so mean but this description totally had me in stitches!!)

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thanks for the recap and merry Christmas!

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The only issue I have with this drama is my fear of what this industry is really like. Anthony's scary moment in the hospital, when he got dizzy, scares me.

See, I know this series would never result to such a cliché, the very thing it would make fun of. On the other hand, the ratings and the fact that it is a Korean drama, no matter how good, worry me. So, is this just another hard trolling on their part and preparing us for lovely meta or did someone at SBS force an illness into their script?

It's funny (and kind of sad) how a series about kdrama has us biting our nails over how it will go, because of its very nature as a kdrama. I hope this is trolling. I really want this series to be free until the end. Free to complete the brilliant story it has been telling so fa [Read more]

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I agree completely. Please please pleaaaase let the mysterious flash of illness be a misdirect, or even better, a hat-tip to the kdrama cliches that KoD actively subverts.

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I'll never be so happy to be declared paranoid in my life. (That 0.01% chance of being a real problem for Anthony). I'm waiting for the diagnosis like if it was for me. And I hate ophthalmologists...

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This has been one of the highlights of my paranoid life too. Writer? U there?

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i feel a little torn about this as it seems that the writer has planned for AK's medical condition from the start (we know of his incessant tearing in ep 2)? i hope we get a satisfactory twist to the plot!

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you would hope, this is all I can say without putting spoilers out there.

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I'm praying too! Let this brilliant drama stays the way it is! Don't kill us with the same sickness that we all hate in other dramas please... please...please.......

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Thanks for the recap!!!~
Happy holidays beanies! :)

Ivoire: "I wonder (can’t help it) what the headache/problem with his eyes Anthony felt at the hospital mean. I don’t think they showed that for nothing. And that makes me worried. Will something bad (healthwise) happen to Anthony?"

And upon seeing the preview for ep. 15 when Anthony went to see a doctor, I got so intrigued. (But still keeping my fingers crossed) :)

Can't wait for episode 15!

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Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! this episode blows my mind away!~
I can't wait to see Go-eun confesses her feeling to Anthony! I pray to drama gods that it WILL happen in the next 10 hours from now!! PLEASE~ Since KoD is a really unusual drama so it is very okay if the first lead female chases her love FIRST!! right?? aaaa!! I JUST CAN'T WAIT IT!!
I read someone has watch the preview of episode 15???!! Where can I watch it???? O.O
I haven't been able to concentrate to any of my assignments well because I can't stop thinking of our OTP's romance hahaha!
Help me!!

I LOVE KING OF DRAMA!!! KoD FIGHTING!!

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Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_PUn_Ksb9vg
Just a few hours to wait now for the complete episode...

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thank you soooooooooo much!! \^^/
I've watched it but what it this mixed feeling I have for??
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Oh dayummm. My hand's shaking.

ANTHONY'S FINALLY REALISING HIS FEELINGS FOR HER!!! YEAYYYY!!

So I'm guessing Ep 15 will open to a Go Eun denying her feelings for Anthony. I was squealing at the end of Ep 14 and freaked out when it ended with the inevitable cliffhanger.

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Please say you like him!

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Am I the only one wishing Anthony would say HE likes HER first? Hahaha!

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THIS!! I will be much more satisfied if Anthony is the first to declare his feelings. Especially since I don't trust him to react kindly to Go Eun if she shares that she likes him first. Bah, emotional stuntedness! So compelling to watch, and yet so frustrating!

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@rearwindow

Because maybe, just maybe, when Go-eun confesses first, Anthony will take it casually and it will beef up his ego big-time! Whereas when he confesses to Go-eun first (because he can't handle it anymore), Go-eun might take it as a joke but there's definitely that grain of truth & sincerity. Idk what will happen. Anxious here. Heh! :)

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Such a good episode. I loved this one so much! I really liked the little speech Director Nam gave when he came back. So cool.

I love Hyun-min's and Go-eun's relationship probably because it's not romantic. I love that she can cheer him up and that he can open up to her about what's bothering him.

Min-ah annoyed me this episode. She's so jealous and petty and that makes her irritating.

I really hope Go-eun confesses to Anthony, and I really hope they end up together. They're so good together.

If Anthony looses his sight, that will be so sad. Just so, so sad.

Thanks for the recap, Heads! I hope you feel better soon.

Also, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

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OH MY GOD!! PLEASE NO! Just by imagining Anthony looses his sight makes me afraid. Is it because his mom has that illness? NO!!
But what I have just realized is, I'm now in the middle of studying the lyrics of "Blind in Love", the OST that Yesung sung for this drama. And what makes me frightened is that I remember 6 months ago I was crazy with TK2H and I pleaded that Eun Shikyung will not die, but then someone said that the theme song for the STP which is Eun Shikyung-Lee Jaeshin has the lyrics that said their love will only be memory, that there be only tears,and something like that, and it happened! Eun Shikyung died! T.T

And....but no, just imagining it, I cry, the first line of the song that Yesung sung is "Because I’m blind, I only see you" .... oh nooo!!!!

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OMG NOOOOOOOOOO! Let it not be patterned in Yesung's song! No! No! "Blind in love, I only see you." No! Please, no!

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Yeah~~ I'm praying that too.
Let's just think just like Arawn suggest “serious illness turns out to be just the male lead needing glasses” ..

Amen.

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So can we officially say that Siwon can act?? I love this kid, the amount of faces he makes in every episode are just priceless.

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I'm so glad that everyone has given their stamp of approval this time on Siwon's acting. I've been a fan of his since Oh my lady, & i'm kind of sad that his dramas are not rating well before, but this time everybody is having fun watching his character. Hooray for Siwon & Hyun min hahaha.

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But this is my favorite Siwon role. So perfect his acting!

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mayb someone can make fanvid of HM various reaction for fun...including the part of 'OH MY JEHSCHUZ' and 'OH FATHERMOTHER' offcourse

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Yay for another ep. sans Empire Strikes Back machinations. And I just loved that instead, it was filled with so many cute, touching, and funny moments.

After watching ep. 1, I had serious doubts about Show being able to redeem Anthony in a way that I would be satisfied with, because he was so utterly callous back then. He didn't seem to care that he was most likely sending the motorcycle rider to his death; he didn't seem to care that the dying man needed comforting in his final moments. But little by little, we've seen this man become less Anthony Kim, and more the Kim Bong Dal who bought his soul back from the devil. Of course his running into the fire to save Ajusshi Extra was a not-so-subtle illustration of how much he's changed. But what prepared me to accept the whole transforma [Read more]

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Fave Heads quote: "Oh motherfather." HAHAAAAAA!!

Like GE all of us were proud when HM turned up at the hospital & him being affronted at BN's "some nobody extra" was adorbs. As much as he is (seldom) infuriating all of us need a HM in our lives. :)

Have to put this out there: Kim Myung-min is freakin' Sexaaayyyyyyy!! I died of the CUTE in the following clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsqCWSCpZz4 Now WANT to nom-nom on some cheeks!!

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To be honest, I don't think Go-Eun will confess. She'll probably just say something along "lets eat this sweet potatoes together." :)

But when Anthony brought her those potatoes, all I was thinking was "how can you NOT love a man who brings you baked sweet potatoes!"

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Can someone pls tell me the title of the english song sung by a lady in KOD? Lyrics goes like "I'll be here, when the Tuesday comes..." Thanks

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Really! Where where where!

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Big Baby Driver's Tuesday Song?

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I made a little video with a version ripped from the drama, apparently the song will be released with the full album, in april.
So I thought that a little piece is better than nothing, here it is:
http://youtu.be/3WMJdQ5GNo0

This song is so sweet and... I don't know, I just love it ♥ (but I still love Anthony more)

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This is my new fav KoD episode (knocked episode 10 off the pedestal). So many wonderful moments. I laughed, teared up, jumped and screamed for joy, bit my fingernails in anticipation...just damn! I'm glad I watched it alone because anyone around would have thought I was nuts. Also the extra deserves some sort of award like Viola got for her ONE scene in Doubt because she was just that good. I almost cried when he so graciously thanked Anssony in ep. 13 but straight up teared up when he thanked Anthony for saving his life in this episode. And the way Anthony assured him I just...and then the scene with Go Eun and Hyun Min in the hospital, Director Nam with his dad longing to have his son back, Director Nam coming back like a BOSS, Hyun Min getting epic slaps from Bit Na..just so many great [Read more]

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I also think its interesting that through the course of producing her drama, Go Eun has formed (strong) connections with one of the best directors in the industry, a top actor/star in the industry and a (soon to be) best representatives in the drama industry. Talk about networking!

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How lucky! To debut her first ever drama, there's the mythical Lord of the Drama Anthony Kim, Top Stars Kang Hyun Min and Sung Mina, Seasoned Veteran Director Goo.

Bonus there: A heart of stone turned into a heart of flesh, beating insanely for her. :)

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@Femme Oh~ I really love that of your "A heart of stone turned into a heart of flesh, beating insanely for her."
Kyaaaa~~~ I'm so fangirling Kim Myung-min LOL

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Director Nam is back! I love how the table's turned around and it's Anthony giving the same advice to Director Nam.

And with everyone else, I find the hospital scene really touching. And Hyun Min is slowly growing up.

And can we please have a confession in tonight's episode please? Gahhh.

메리 크리스마스, EVERYONE!

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It's a mandate! Anthony, please confess to Go-eun. It's all I want for Christmas, really! Merry Christmas too, twelvejan!

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YEAH PLEASE!! A CONFESSION! Well...Okay I don't care who do it first! I just need a confession from this couple!!! TONIGHT!!! YEAH!!

/maybe in that couch tee-hee :P

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And it's official. Even though I don't really fancy Siwon, his character in this episode was beyond hilarious!

"Brad Pitt, cheorom?"

"Oh motherfather"

-____________________-"

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I absolutely loved the fact that Anthony went into the building and save the Ahjussi extra. (I was kinda hoping HM would do it but I guess it would be too drastic for him to change so much.)

The ahjussi extra scene at the hospital had mw bawling my eyes out at how touching the scene was. Kudos to the actor portraying the ahjussi. It also made me think how you have actors with real talent struggling to find roles yet the major roles go to people with questionable talent just because they have an idol fan base or have a pretty face.

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Me, too! "I hope she confesses her feelings (doubtful) and I hope he admits to himself he likes her."
but I agree with your "(doubtful)."

I like how are playing with us on many levels.
On one level, they have given us the drama cliches of witnessed kiss misunderstandings, the "Do you like me?" accusations and fantasies of kissing and flashbacks of tender exchanges for the OTP to dwell on.
But on a totally different one, we have partners experiencing and helping each other through hardships.
Two impassioned enemies learning more and more about each other, admiring one another's strengths, and forming a bond that dwarfs small incidents and misunderstandings.

Anthony doesn't need to hear GE's answer, it is OBVIOUS. Everygthing she does for him points to her blossoming feelings.
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My my! I will never be able to look at sweet potatoes in the same way again.
Well observed!

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Hello Shiku,

I really liked your first 2 paragraphs, and I felt the same way. I too, bawled (twice) at the beginning of episode 14 (the whole situation with the ahjussi at the hospital) and KHM going to the hospital (even though they were asked not to go) because he felt so guilty and so worried. I just loved how that incident brought them together and how it helped Dir. Goo start on his healing process (5 years is a long time to carry such a guilt of having your extra die on your set).

I totally 2nd your sentiment expressed in your 2nd paragraph, it rang so true with me!!!!! I have been thinking the same way, when I watch dramas where the 2nd leads or "minor" characters perform way better (or much better) than the lead, however, they will probably not get to that level of fame or e [Read more]

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I think this is the second time AK asked GE if she liked him, and he clarified that he is not dating Sung Min Ah. It's still too early for her to confess since there are 4 more episodes to go. Just love the chemistry between both leads.

Si Won is doing a wonderful job..So far, he's gone to the cold ocean several times, and been slapped numerous times by Min Ah and Bit Ba. It must have hurt. Just love all of his comedic facial expressions.

The script writers are terrific in this drama. Wonderful mixture of parody, romance, drama and comedy. It seemed to go by so fast.. Hate to see it end so soon.

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I love the way he said he's not dating Mina.

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Bromance of Anthony Kim and Director Nam!

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It would be awesome if the blinking scenes and the constant teary eyes are just symptoms for overworked eyes and the man just needs prescription glasses. I hope they divert that implied blindness with him going to the eye doctor to get a pair of glasses instead.

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LOL that'd be so funny! now i hope they really will!
just make it all melo and drama at first, and end it with him only needing a pair of glasses.

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LOL SERIOUSLY what was the writer actually thinking to include: "Whether these potatoes are foreign or domestic, I was confused..." Hahahaha! Because of how random it is, I can't help but laugh with so much confusion!!!

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It is not so random. Many Koreans care about whether the produce come from China or Korea. Chinese cabbage (for kimchi) and other produce are considered low qualllity and unhealhty, and when buying stuff people ask about the origin and would not eat chinese produce. Same goes for beef, etc. So, poor Goeun couldn't come up with nothing better than pretend to be worried about the origin of potatoes. As ridiculous as it is in this situtation, it is not random.

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Thank you Chickletta for this explanation, I really did not know that fact. These are the kinds of things we learn by reading and participating on blogs such as this one, and it makes a difference. It helps me understand the drama better, thus appreciating it better as well :-).

I really value and appreciate your comments during the showing of this drama. Your contribution to the conversation has been invaluable to me. I just love being able to understand the "whys" behind everything that is being said and done, because it is not always obvious to many of us. I also appreciate that no question or comment is deemed stupid here, we can just put it here and see who responds or who can help us figure it out. That is a plus in reading and participating on blogs like this one.

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Good morning Ivoire. Hope you had a lovely Christmas. My pleasure, as always, to share with you all bits and pieces of Korean trivia that my appear puzzling unless you know how it relates to Korea and life here in general. I gotta tell you I'm still reeling from the disappointmeent with ep. 16 - especially after the beauty of ep15. I wonder what you will think of it, so please share. Still hope the writer will redeem himself (herself). I am biased cuz I can't stand Korean melo not even in small dosages.

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@ Chickletta,
Also, I think I don't mind melos, depending on how they are used in a story/dramas and how they unfold. I don't care for melos for the sake of being melodramatic.

I also wanted to say: am I the only one who has noticed that KMM/Anthony gets his eyebrows done (he has them shaped in an interesting way)? If you look closely, you will see it. Do you guys know why? Has KMM done that for other roles? (It is my first time seeing him on the screen, with KoDs).

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@ Chickletta,

Hello again :-)!!!! Thank you for rewatching episode 16 and for withholding your judgment. I reread my comment and realized that I wasn't clear about what I was trying to say: I actually watched epi. 16, but I watched it raw (without subs), and so although I was able to follow and get the gist of what was going on, I didn't understand a lot of what happened, dialogue wise, and that always makes a huge difference b/c Kdramas can pack a lot in one episode.

There is a little thing that Anthony didn't do at the end of ep. 16, and that makes me wonder if the concept of being a Noble Idiot is not going to be introduced in the last two episodes. I am thinking that b/c it is such a huge Kdrama trope and it would make sense to me if we see some of it in this drama.

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Hello Chickletta, sooo good to hear from you again, and I am glad that you checked the comments on the recaps. I will also respond to the messages on ep. 13, so please also check there. I saw ep. 16 this morning (California time in the USA. We are 17 hours behind SK time, FYI). So I could guess a few things but there is a lot I didn't understand. Viki (a website where they subbed dramas and movies from around the world) has it subbed already, so I will have to watch it again, before I can give an (informed) opinion :-).

I personally didn't think the writer was going to go all out on where he went with Anthony and his health (it's a "he" btw, I checked on AsianWiki). I would like to reserve judgment, because I am curious as to what he will do in the last 2 episodes. This writer has done [Read more]

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Chickletta, this message was first, and the other one (posted above) was 2nd. Sorry for the confusion :-).