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Master’s Sun: Episode 4

So much cheeky wordplay, so much touchy-feely (of the literal kind). I’m a happy camper with that setup. Plus, the drama’s ghost-story format gets a different treatment today, and I think it’s for the better.

Ratings are going strong for Master’s Sun, which climbed to 16.8% with this episode. Two Weeks held steady in second with 9.2%, while Sword and Flower brought in a 4.6%.

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EPISODE 4 RECAP

In the morning, Gong-shil wakes up in bed… lying next to Joong-won and holding his hand. Why hellooooo there. That’s one way to put me in a good mood right off the bat.

Gong-shil just chuckles to herself, “How much did you want to sleep with this guy that you’d dream about it?” She hugs his hand to her and says that since she’s dreaming, she might as well get greedy and take his ki (energy) like unni said, ha.

Then Joong-won wakes up (she wheedles, “Let’s sleep a little more, I don’t want to wake up yet”) and gives her the big ole stinkeye, asking who she is: “Are you really Tae Gong-shil?” She confirms it, then wonders, “Isn’t this a dream?” (I love that this means he’s a grumpypants even in her hypothetical dreams.)

When he tells her she’s at his place, I love that he’s all, Aren’t you going to play the demure miss? And instead Gong-shil just laughs it off and says it’s happened to her before—she even woke up once in a graveyard. She asks if he’s showing concern for her welfare, and he huffs that of course not, he’s worried about the people she freaked out at the graveyard.

In a flashback, we see Gong-shil waking up on a grassy hillside and stretching—right in front of a burial mound being visited by family members. Gong-shil concedes that they sure were shocked to see her, and then belatedly asks after him. He bites out that thanks to her, he had quite the number of “guests” come and go last night.

Flashback to last night: Babyish Gong-shil sits on the ground whining and crying, “Where’s my mommy? Ajusshi, find my mommy!” The moment he touches her, the ghost poofs away and exits her body, and Gong-shil pleads for water. But when he comes back carrying water, there’s a new possession in progress and Ballerina Gong-shil twirls in circles around the room. Then there’s Doggy Gong-shil, crawling on his bed and barking.

She still doesn’t recall getting drunk, but says that they sometimes take over when she’s not in full command of her mind. Hence her lack of sleep and excessive cautiousness. But last night, she slept soundly next to him, and the thought brings a huuuuge grin to her face as she sidles closer to him. He recoils as she tells him, “Last night was really good.” Ha. I love this drama’s bald sexual innuendoes, so much.

Gong-shil retraces last night’s steps, still confused as to how this began. The last she recalls… was seeing him outside… and Hee-joo standing there behind him. She wonders if he met Hee-joo last night, and that takes us back to their encounter last night:

In Gong-shil’s body, Hee-joo tells him he must have hated her quite a lot all these years. Joong-won says bitterly that because she died on him, he couldn’t repay her betrayal, nor could he admit to anybody that she’d fooled him. All she did was leave him with his first love curse, which he asks her to take with her as she goes.

Hee-joo says, “I didn’t lie to you—I really liked you. I hope you can return to how you used to be.” He growls that he wants to find her partner in crime and the money they took, after which he’ll forget cleanly.

Teary-eyed, Hee-joo raises a hand to Joong-won’s face, only the moment she makes contact her spirit is forced out. As she leaves Gong-shil’s body to collapse on his chest, she says, “I love you.”

But naturally, Joong-won isn’t about to share any of this with Gong-shil now, and he just says that Hee-joo spouted nonsense and left.

On the other hand, Joong-won has now found a use for keeping Gong-shil next to him, and her value has a literal price: 10 billion won. Hm, is he thinking to use her to nab his kidnappers?

He explains that Hee-joo’s the only one who knows where the ransom went, and she’s the only one who can communicate with Hee-joo. Gong-shil reframes the question: “So you’re going to lend me your body for money?” HA.

He calls this a mutually beneficial arrangement where she’ll be his Hee-joo radar in exchange for him being her emergency shelter. “Then I can touch you and everything? I like it!” Yes, I like it too.

She suggests a place where she can be “stationed”—say, right next to Secretary Kim, who gets to be right next to Joong-won. He shoots that down and orders her to stay in janitorial services till he figures it out.

Gong-shil gets Joong-won’s number, which she assures him she won’t call—it’ll just be nice to have! (Let’s see how long that lasts.) She wonders at his 10 billion won value, which he sniffs is even higher these days. She gets a little misty-eyed as she calls herself worth 100 billion won, which is the amount of money her sister poured into her medical bills to save her life after her accident. It’s a thought that makes her terribly sorry now, especially because she “came out weird,” and she says that while ghosts frighten her, it was worse to live as one, shut in all the time.

That’s why meeting him is such a huge comfort, she says, and even his bastard façade is no match for that. He admits the number he gave her was Secretary Kim’s, then takes her phone to punch in his own. Which, awwwww. He warns her gruffly not to send text because he won’t read them, but since we know that’s because of his dyslexia, there’s no bite to it.

Auntie Joo asks her husband, Uncle VP, about the woman who interfered with Yi-ryung’s wedding. Uncle VP says that there are rumors that Gong-shil is in a special relationship with Joong-won, which Auntie Joo dismisses as baseless rumor, just as he sees Gong-shil emerging from Joong-won’s building. Of course, the moment he calls his wife’s attention to it, he loses sight of her.

As Yi-ryung chats with her manager at a salon, they see another actress sitting nearby, primping in the mirror. The actress, Kim Hee-jin, is the jittery manic type who assures herself she’s going to be the prettiest woman EVAR, and we see that there’s a ghost hovering over her shoulder as if to imbue her spirit into the human. (The ghost wears red lipstick, like she’s got ambitions—or delusions, rather—of grandeur.)

Yi-ryung’s manager notes that Hee-jin has changed lately, but chalks it up to plastic surgery. Heh. Yi-ryung smirks that she’s still prettier. Oh honey no. Now you’re just tempting fate.

Sure enough, the ghost considers Yi-ryung instead, then makes the switch. She whispers into her ear, “You’re the most beautiful,” and now it’s Yi-ryung who changes. Lord, like we needed her to be any more vain.

Kang Woo knocks on Gong-shil’s door, since they’ve agreed to be commuting buddies. There’s no answer but her door is unlocked, so he steps inside to have a looksee. Judging from how he’s equipped with white gloves, I’m guessing a secret shady search was part of the plan anyway. He snaps photos and looks at her things, and wonders why a woman who went to a top school and had lots of friends is living like this.

Kang Woo emerges from Gong-shil’s apartment to find the two neighbor boys giving him the suspicious side-eye. His attempt to explain his presence doesn’t go over well, so Kang Woo moves on to bribery: “Do you like ice cream?” And therefore when Gong-shil comes home, the boys tell her that ajusshi’s a nice dude and she should date him. Ha. Boys are so easy.

She’s blushing and flattered to hear he likes her, and thus bashful when Kang Woo asks about the ice cream she’s eating and how she likes it. He says he was worried when she disappeared yesterday and plays the part of the gallant suitor, and when she heads inside, he smiles to himself: “She believes the kids.” Let’s crank up that shady-meter even higher.

She goes inside thrilled that a man likes her (“Not a ghost, but a pretty man!”), while Kang Woo resumes his spy ops to report to his superior. He’s decided that Gong-shil isn’t a problematic person, and suggests that he back off from getting any closer to her.

We finally get to see who he’s talking to—the mysterious “chairman”—and yup, there’s Joong-won’s dad.

At work, Joong-won receives notice that the Giant Mall’s president will be present at Kingdom’s upcoming charity ball, which gives him a bad feeling—surely he’ll be up to something. He also asks Secretary Kim to find a job opening for somebody, one that is physically close to him but out of his eyeline, that requires no important work and keeps the employee out of others’ sights. Ha.

Meanwhile, the security guards continue to suck up to Gong-shil, eager to grease the wheels in the event her so-called relationship with the boss keeps progressing. The lead guard-gossip gives his name, but I think we’re safe calling him Security Gossip for now. He describes his strategy as falling in line with the king’s concubine to secure his own future, which, ew.

Security Gossip gets called in to Uncle VP’s office to explain the relationship between the president and the janitor, and is happy to spill all the juicy details. At first he’s nervous that he’s about to get reprimanded, but on the contrary, Uncle VP encourages him to spread the news far and wide. First of all, it confirms that he wasn’t seeing things earlier today, and secondly, well, it’s fun to see his boss made the butt of jokes. Uncle VP laughs his head off at Gossip’s nickname for the couple: The Master’s Cleaning Lady.

Possessed Yi-ryung flips through dresses to wear to the charity event, and catches a glimpse of a strange figure sitting in the dark, stabbing at a photo of Gong-shil. It’s her teenaged self, bitter and awkward with braces and glasses. She freaks out to confront her past, then whirls right into the red-lipsticked ghost. With a scream, she wakes up from the nightmare.

She seems back to herself, albeit more jumpy than usual. When her manager picks out the same dress that her dream-self had chosen, she flashes back to the nightmare where Red Lipstick (Drag Queen?) had told her, “You’re prettier now.” Yi-ryung decides that she must still be comparing herself to Gong-shil and heads off to confront her.

She struts into the shopping center dressed to the nines (hello there, inferiority complex) and finds Gong-shil at work. The moment Yi-ryung steps aside, Gong-shil spies Red Lipstick standing behind her, and runs off in a panic. Kang Woo witnesses the scene and assumes Yi-ryung is to blame for her sudden exit, and he’s pricklier than ever when Yi-ryung realizes he knows Gong-shil and starts to pump him for info about her.

Yi-ryung says he won’t have such chances to sit down to dinner with a beautiful woman like herself, and he replies flatly, “I don’t find you beautiful.” Booyah. Although I suppose this makes it perfect timing for her ghost to lean in and exert its pull again.

Gong-shil huddles outside Joong-won’s office in mortification, guessing that Kang Woo won’t like her anymore since he saw her “being weird” (in the presence of the ghost). Joong-won finds her there and orders her away, but she chases after him to marvel at the thought that she’s feeling ashamed for the first time in ages—now that she’s recovered a little breathing room for herself, she’s able to have the mindspace to feel shame again. She says giddily, “I feel so ashamed right now!” Haha.

He congratulates her sarcastically for getting in touch with her shame, then shuts her down when she angles for a position in his secretary’s nice office. She leaves just as Uncle VP arrives with Secretary Kim, and that’s one more bit of confirmation in his eyes.

Kang Woo spies Gong-shil as they both leave work that night, though she doesn’t notice him watching her because she’s preoccupied with what appears to be dodging nothing. She ducks and maneuvers around air, shrinking back nervously and finally taking the long way home, where she asks the landlady whether the supermarket lady died recently.

Kang Woo stays one step behind her and hears the landlady tell her to clear out the rubbish bins—and when Gong-shil changes and comes down to take care of them, she finds that they’ve already been emptied. So he’s not a total jerk.

It’s a pesky problem, but I’d say she’s got it better than Yi-ryung, whose ghost is a lot more malicious. Yi-ryung has another dream where she hears her younger self crying and screams at Little Sun. Little Sun gives her a demented smile and says, “But you’re the Little Sun.” Creepy.

Yi-ryung jerks awake in her van, in a foul mood, and checks her mirror. Red Lipstick whispers, “You have to become prettier.” And then Yi-ryung asks her manager if a trip to the hospital is in order.

Gong-shil huddles in her apartment swatting at the air next to her, talking pleadingly to the ajumma ghost who appears to be complaining about the convenience store that popped up next to her market.

Cut to: Joong-won asking, “You want to sleep with me here?” Gong-shil: “Just holding hands!” Hee. She spent all night awake thanks to that market ghost and thinks longingly of their one night together when she got a good night’s sleep, reaching out a hand to touch him.

Joong-won recoils from her touch every time she tries to get a piece of him and tells her to find Hee-joo if she wants some of that action. He holds out his hand temptingly like a pusher dangling crack under an addict’s nose, then jerks it away. He’s such an ass, and it’s so hilarious.

The thing is, Gong-shil can’t just summon Hee-joo at will, so she decides to try looking at the place of her death, which ghosts often frequent. She asks Secretary Kim about it, and gets more of the story, albeit skewed—he still thinks of Hee-joo as co-victim, not co-conspirator.

In flashback, we see Chairman Joo preparing the ransom, which came in the form of diamond jewelry that once belonged to Joong-won’s mother. Joong-won was forced by his captors to read out of a book (hm, it’s Agatha Christie’s murder mystery And Then There Were None) to regularly confirm that he was still alive, which led to the trauma he still suffers today. (Ah, the source of his dyslexia?)

Once the ransom was given, Joong-won was released, but the captors kept Hee-joo hostage as they made their high-speed getaway from the cops. In the chase, the kidnapper swerved off the highway and onto a dirt road, where the car collided with a truck and tumbled into a ditch. The kidnapper walked away and when the police (and Joong-won) caught up to the car, Hee-joo was the only one inside. And then the car exploded.

Yi-ryung causes a stir as she sashays through the shopping mall, to the confusion of Joong-won and Secretary Kim. Joong-won recalls Gong-shil’s comment about a scary thing hovering around Yi-ryung and wonders, “Has she turned into a dog too?” Secretary Kim interprets that the standard way and shoots him this scandalized look, like, Omg, you did not just say that. It’s great.

Over dinner, Auntie Joo asks Joong-won about that cleaning lady he’s been seen associating with, and Uncle VP slips in a little innuendo about him keeping her close so she can clean his office, and his company, and his house. Joong-won cuts to the chase by saying that yes, he’s keeping her close, but no, not for cleaning. Hee. He says he knows what they’re thinking, but their relationship is actually “a lot more shocking than that.” Double hee.

Auntie Joo asks incredulously if he plans to marry her, and he says of course not: “All she wants is my body.” LOL. “We’ve agreed to only exchange meaningless skinship.”

Despite the nonchalance with which he drops those bombs on Aunt and Uncle (not without a little satisfaction to purposely lead their imaginations astray), Joong-won finds himself musing about that so-called skinship. Then he shakes his head and tells himself firmly, “No, just think of my money. She will find my money, she’s a 10 billion won radar.”

With that, he comes up behind her as she’s cleaning (and trying to shoo away a ghost) and claps a hand on her shoulder, sending the harasser into a puff of smoke. He informs Gong-shil that Yi-ryung has “turned into a dog” (haha) and sends her along to check on it. She shrinks from the task, saying the ghost is really scary, shaking her head no even when he offers to stay nearby so she can run into his arms. (Dude. All this wordplay is just making my day.)

So he supposes that she’s really more worried about her old classmate seeing her this way, and she admits that Yi-ryung purposely sought her out to rub her nose in it. She confides that she was once the Big Sun next to Yi-ryung’s Little Sun, but he just says she looks like a hunched-over sun now. Not sparing much sympathy for her, he waves her away.

Kang Woo finds her outside and asks why she acted funny the other day, and she explains that while she had a different reason then, now she’s avoiding Yi-ryung because she’s embarrassed. Kang Woo supposes that she’s not feeling low because of Yi-ryung, but to her former self, which is a nicer way to think of it. He shares some words of wisdom he’d once received: “Don’t compete with your past self. Look forward to your future self and love your present self.” Wise words.

The light turns green, and they take the direct route home today.

Annnnnd suddenly Kang Woo is working the charity gala and Gong-shil is on cleanup duty. Continuity not so great this scene, no?

Yi-ryung has been spiraling all episode into an abyss of one-upping herself (grander fashions! Bigger hair! Bolder makeup!) so it’s no surprise that by the time she arrives, she looks like something the cat dragged in. Literally. It’s feathery and shiny and glittery, like Cruella de Ville mated with Beetlejuice.

Uncle VP clocks Gong-shil’s presence here and decides to have a little fun meddling with Joong-won, and asks her to help with an internal matter. The next thing we know, Gong-shil is dressed in a nice dress uniform and ordered to just stand at a table.

Gong-shil can’t ignore Yi-ryung’s plight, though, and approaches hesitantly. She asks Yi-ryung not to take this the wrong way… but don’t listen to those words telling her she’s the prettiest. Haha. She advises her to “look only at yourself, and don’t get taken in by the words that you have to become prettier.” Yi-ryung scoffs that Gong-shil just insulted her, while a couple of snide models mock Yi-ryung’s unhinged appearance and figure they’re better than her.

…which are just the words to attract Red Lipstick away. Yi-ryung comes back to herself, realizes she looks a fright, and yanks off the crazy feathers.

Joong-won comes up to Gong-shil to wonder what she’s doing here, and she assures him that she took care of the Yi-ryung situation. He actually scoffs that she helped a pain in the ass, which is sweet, if contradictory to his whole demand ordering her to do it. He tells her to perk up her radar antennae for the Giant president’s arrival, suspicious that the guy’s got something strange going on that she ought to pick up on.

Then Gong-shil spots something with the lady Joong-won had been chatting up earlier and whispers in his ear. Joong-won’s eyes widen and he thanks her for helping him dodge a bullet. Then he puts in a request for a dead person meeting—with Steve Jobs. Pffft. He suggests going to Steve Jobs’ house and giving Gong-shil a drink to see what happens (did Stuffypants Jerkface make a funny? Haha), joking that he ought to find more uses for his expensive radar.

Kang Woo catches a glimpse of the two of them looking chummy and clenches his jaw.

Joong-won gets word that the Giant president would like a private word before joining the gala, so Joong-won tells Gong-shil to follow him to his office and gives the instruction to have the president escorted there. Once in the office, Joong-won jumps nervously when something falls over, thinking it a ghost, while Gong-shil is all, It just fell. Ha. She apologizes for not being able to find Hee-joo yet, though, and he wonders if she might have just disappeared after getting to say her piece. But that can’t happen, he says, “because then I can’t forgive her.”

Gong-shil just now recalls something Hee-joo said as her consciousness was fading away, and informs Joong-won that Hee-joo had told him she doesn’t hate him and that it wasn’t his fault. Oh no, is she making this up? Bad idea beans!

Sure enough, Joong-won’s eyes narrow as she tells him Hee-joo said not to feel any more pain, and that he should let go of the past. His face hardens as he tells her not to lie, because she never would have said that. Chastened, she hangs her head and says she just wanted to give him some breathing space, but he yells at her to leave.

Gong-shil leaves in tears and trudges home as Joong-won waits for the Giant president, who is running late due to a large traffic accident with multiple deaths. It’s the same accident Gong-shil encounters, and Joong-won’s mind is heading in that direction too, as he asks whether anybody has called.

Secretary Kim offers to call the Giant president. Joong-won asks why. Secretary Kim: “Was that not who you were worried about?”

WHY NO IT IS NOT. Go after her! Save her from the ghosts!

Gong-shil is among the crowd of bystanders forming around the accident site, where the bodies of the dead and injured are loaded onto stretchers. Then, slowly, the spirits of the dead start to materialize, ready to emerge from behind the mangled vehicles. Gong-shil can sense their energy growing, and shrinks back in fear, burying her head in her hands.

And then a hand reaches out and pulls her to him. Joong-won tells her, “Your emergency shelter is here. Hide.”

 
COMMENTS

If I have a quibble, it’s that the ending scene came on too quickly and felt more like we were maneuvered there, so the payoff wasn’t as strong as I wanted it to be. I wanted to squeal when he showed up, but instead it was exactly what I was expecting, no more no less.

That said, I did love the progression of the episode that started us off in bed (rawr) and ended with Joong-won deciding to help her out of his own will, going out of his way, after he’d already lost his temper with her. That’s a ton of progress, and while it is fast, it’s just the right kind of fast in my book. This is something these writers do well, which is letting the characters jump off into the deep end of the romance pool and then just going all-out with it. I love the hurtling-headling-into-love feeling of their dramas, because that’s a big component in providing that rush. Their characters often arrive there before we do, which is so much more exciting than when we’re just dyyyyyying for the couple to get it on already and more exasperated when they finally do than gratified. Finally!

I do have the nebulous concern that this whole touchy-feely metaphor-plot-device will start to get old, quickly, because we’re only in Episode 4 and we’re sorta milking this joke dry at this point. I don’t mind the skinship, of course, but I do hope they find funny ways to twist the scenario now that we’ve established the joke. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally snickering at every doubled entendre and naughty pun like a twelve-year-old, but I want to keep laughing, and I think the jokes have to keep apace with our reactions to them.

I’m not really sold on the Kang Woo character, although I’m glad to at least see shades of his own character peeking out from behind his spy-informant façade. Till now it’s been purposely unclear whether he’s working for a good or bad guy, and while it’s still a little hazy what Daddy Joo wants, it’s looking closer to the Not Nefarious side of things. And even if he is manipulating Gong-shil and playing her with the planted idea that he likes her, I like seeing the glimmer of interest starting to emerge—it makes it more fun that he entered the game playing the part of suitor, and then falling for her. It’s the classic revenge twist that we get in all those vengeance thrillers, only this time it’s a rom-com second lead who falls prey. If ever there were a way to make Second Lead’s plight more angsty, huh? He has nobody to blame for his heartache but himself.

The ghost in this episode was a welcome change from the Help Me Settle My Last Wish And Move Into The Light setup of prior episodes, because as I (and many of you) noted, those were getting kinda yawn-worthy. I like the idea of ghosts being a part of this world, and forcing characters to act and react in certain ways, but not necessarily needing a neat resolution in a case-of-the-week format. That gets boring, and without exactly the right, subtle care put into making them nuanced and emotional stories, we’re likely not going to get much gratification out of the resolutions. So it’s better to have them as part of the landscape, sometimes stepping in to complicate matters, and then sometimes stepping back without being tied up in a neat bow. I hope the show continues along those lines, rather than trying to bite off more than it can chew with mysteries and unsettled debts. After all, I’d much rather we spend the screentime with our main couple anyway. Preferably with lots of touching.

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wow....just [email protected] the main picture.....CAN'T wait to watch the episode....

I'm so happy that I'm loving both Two Weeks and Master's Sun equally!! :)

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Is there anyone here who knows the title of the last two songs before the ending of episode 4? Please? :( jeh-bahl? :(( will be waiting for your replies :) thankyousomuch. (forgive me if I had to post this on your comment box.) :)

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This is the first episode of all the episodes so far where I can say this show has potential. It took me til now to like the show b/c: (1) Big left me so disappointed and annoyed; (2) I am so over the arrogant chaebol who has no feelings or hides his feelings; (3) I thought SoJi a bad choice for lead; (4) the show so far gave me no reason togive a damn. Now I can say the way SJ portrays JW is excellent b/c he remains a wild card even though he believes Tae can "see dead people". To me it was unclear whether he would really go to her.

This was for me a filler show while waiting for YTBLSS to finish and new eps for Wonderful Mama. Congrats to Hong Sisters they managed to hook me again. Still I ain't getting my hopes up.

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now that was funny!
they should keep to just this side of the story, Gong Shil the cuckoo bird possessed by ghosts.

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"...Then there’s Doggy Gong-shil, crawling on his bed and barking."
This sentence does not give justice to the EPIC WIN of this scene. OMG! When the theme from Lion King came on and she started barking and howling. Then she tore the pillow into shreds. I died laughing. Had to watch that scene 5 times. No lie. I"m enjoying the craziness of this drama so far. They make such a good pairing. Can't wait for more.

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And I think they even played the Candy theme song! (when the ghost was asking Joong-won to find her mommy)

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I'm with you! I must have rewatched it 3 or 4 times myself, laughed until I hurt :)

However, the Lion King music?! OMG! "They did NOT go there!" That was all I could think while laughing like a braying hyena myself.

So far I have absolutely loved this drama and I can't wait for next weeks episodes.

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What do you say we pool our money to bribe someone for the outtakes from that scene, because you know there were plenty and that they have to be good? I'm grinning and trying not to burst out laughing again. So fabulous!

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Kang Woo stop being so suspicious :(. I just want to like you and hug you cause you seem like such a nice guy right now. Sigh, I think I'm going to hate him later.

And is it just me but I'm having trouble remembering the characters names other than the two Taes when I'm not watching. I keep referring to them by their actor names. I wonder why it's not sticking :/.

(And yay Gummy!)

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I like it that by the end of each ep, the Master's temperature goes up a notch, his ice melts a bit, and they get a little closer.

The guy driving the get-away car with Hee Joo in the car, who wears sunglasses and a mask--why do I think that he looks like JW's uncle? It's just that one shot. His uncle can't be as evil as that, right?

JJW's hair style is indeed very similar to Dokko Jin's. SJS also has the same facial outline (head of face) as CSW. Their chars are both cold and arrogant. So there are certain built-in similarities.

With all those escalators in the mall, and men in suits following him around, I expect Kim Joo Won to round the corner any minute!

JW is looking at her cleaning the glass in the mall, and thinks to himself: Shall I just enjoy some meaningless skinship? Hahaha.

It's nice that he can find a legitimate excuse for keeping her close, to fool himself, more than anyone else. I believe TGS can find his money for him, but I don't believe that's the (only) reason he wants to keep her close.

When news of the auto accident reaches him, he asks his sec to make a call. He naturally assumes M is talking about Giant's Chairman. He actually means TaeGS. And then goes out to offer himself as her bomb shelter. That's just sweeeeet!

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I totally got Dokko Jin and Kim Joo-won vibes too! That said, I think So Ji-sub is starting to distinguish his character more, which is something I noticed in this episode.

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There's that hand wave in the face he tends to do when he says "disappear" or "go away"
And that one where he put his hands together and broke apart tae gong shil's embrace.
Those are really just mannerisms though.

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Yeah I agree. Dokko Jin and Kim Joo-won felt soooooooo similar even last ep, but something about his portrayal this ep made Joo-won seem more distinct. I'm happy about it. This has been my fav ep so far.

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VPUncle has been pinging my suspicion radar since episode 3.

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The kidnap was orchestrated by his Dad, either for publicity or insurance. The girl was asked to help out but things went awry

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Was thinking of that. The whole kidnapping went out of control and she was just unlucky to have been part of it and died as a result of the whole situation. If the dad was the one behind the whole kidnapping, it must be hard for JW then. He hated her because of the aftermath he went thru yet if the dad is part of it, he probably feel guilty of his resentment as the blame should have really been on the father. How must he feel towards his father as the kidnapping situation really flipped his world 360 and gave him a new perspective of life, love, trust, and money. I am really curious of how the Hong sisters will play it out.

On the other hand, love the theme of today's episode: don't live in your past. Both of these reflects the two Tae as it greatly affected them of how they're trying to outshine one of the other due to their past. I also love how creepy the ghost is and am curious of his story. Hope they will continue the story of the ghost.

Brownie points for making Gong Hyo Shin as the seductive ballerina and barking dog all in one single night. :) Additional browning points for the hugging at the end. He's starting to care for her and he doesn't realize it. Wait til the head security comes in the picture and jealous will spark everywhere. :)

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Where do you think the obsession with money comes from? :-) Besides, everything in this guy's life is dysfunctional, what diff would one more (dad-son) make? LOL

If I have to guess, given the word plays and though they're leading us that way, "big sun" and "little sun" have NOTHING to do with better/worse, ranking or status. Just had to do with hairstyles, shoe/bra size, and/or age. It *WILL* kill me if it turns out to be bra's LOL

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Totally agree with you about the father being the culprit and convincing her to help him because it was in the best interest of Joong Won.

I wonder if the crime was committed because Joong Won's mother was going to divorce the father for adultery. (Just like how aunty told the younger VP husband.) And, this was the father's way of 'getting his share' because the wealth came from her family, not his.

And, since Kang Woo called Joong Won's father, 'Dad', Kang Woo is probably Joong Won's half-brother. Maybe, Kang Woo's mother was the 'other woman', before the divorce.

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I think so too, that his dad is behind the whole thing.

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I think his mother is the culprit, helped by girlfriend, to get fake jewels because she already sold them so she could leave husband.

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You know your mind has been warped by KDrama when .. a kidnap for ransom can't be just a SIMPLE kidnap for ransom, but has to have all kinds of twists and turns.

It's a shame, and I resent the fact that I just can't kidnap a rich kid just so I can go on a shopping spree anymore

The speculations forwarded here covered just about every scenario and person, but for completeness, I'll predict this -- that kidnapper is actually Min Joon Gook, after 6 months of Jenny Craig :-)

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Hahhaa Min Joon Gook on Jenny Craig.

Quick, did anyone see his left hand? :)

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Lol! You're awesome!

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The whole kidnap is kinda strange:
Kidnappers want unmarked untraceable bills. Who wants jewels? Hot jewels on the black market only fetch a small percentage of their worth, if you can sell them at all.
Did Dad arrange the kidnapping to get an insurance payoff on the jewels?
I think Hee Joo was involved voluntarily. She might have liked JW for real, but when the chance to make BIG money materialized, she grabbed it. It had to be done thru sb related to her.
It could be that they didn't mean to kill; it was just an auto-accident. Notice how during the car chase, she kept looking back in the rear mirror as if worried that the cops would catch up with them, instead of hoping that they would.

Why is Dad keeping a tail on JW?
He seems particularly interested in the woman that is beside JW. Is he just worried that he might again fall in w bad women who might want to kidnap him?

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This drama is a satire of the extremes. The ones with the most money are the one most concerned with it. Everything that can be stretched to the extreme gets stretched to the point of hilarity. Everything conventional that can be turned over on its head gets turned.

I don't think she voluntarily participated (that would malign her character, putting it in a horrible light). I think she was either coerced or manipulated into taking part, with motivations presented to her to be reasonable (good for her/him, he won't be harmed, have to do this or else, etc..)

The man wasn't concerned about JW, but cared if JW was connected to the dead girl.

Given that the kidnapper can breathe and survive under ALL those layers of clothing for that long, it just HAS TO BE Clark Kent :-)

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They wrapped that kidnapper so tight, preserving a plot twist. It is understandable for a criminal to disguise and all, but to the point of being conspicuous and sticking out as a sore .. errr .. alien from another planet? ^_^

He/she consult the Vanity Ghost for that, you think?

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I find the use of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" as the book JW read interesting, and it's probably some sort of foreshadowing.

I have to agree that the one of the parents kidnapped his/her own son highly likely, especially with knowledge of the book.

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OOOooo! You know what I just thought of? What if Dad wants to make sure Joong-won NEVER gets married for financial reasons? The "first love curse" that all the women he's courted their families end up in financial ruin? Maybe "Daddy" is making that happen?!? Oh, the possibilities are simply tantalizing!!

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I think the guy who was with Hee Joo in the with the mask and stuff was Kang Woo. Because even though he looks pretty young, we still cannot know his age.

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Trust me, it's either Min Joon-Gook or Jae Tae-San, and I really hope Oh Mi-Sook would appear _soon_. After all, she still has a camera that she really wanted to to give to her friend :-)

That would be SOOOO hilarious :-)

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The Hong Sisters always do cameos of characters from their previous dramas. Dokko Jin could show up! :)

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Okay now we're talking.
This episode was alot more enjoyable for me personally, and I am going to attribute that to lack of a ghost story to solve. In fact, I actually liked the ghost this episode, who followed around the beauties and told them they were beautiful but needed to be more beautiful.Thought it was a good poke at k-ent's prevalent plastic surgery -- some fine meta on the hong sister's part.

Gong Hyo Jin looks very pretty with her hair tied up/out of her face.

Gotta hand it to the hong sisters to give a comedic edge to all the sexual innuendo.
Every time they talk about "male energy" i'm reminded of the kind of energy in MGIG.

Seems like SBS will be on top for wed/thurs timeslot for months to come(until next year),at least until man from another star finishes airing.

Episode 5's preview is looking promising, simply because there seems to be more shenanigans and less ghosts. Fingers crossed.

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Love all the talk of "male energy" "Yang Ki". It's so funny for it makes her sound like she is some kind of evil spirit like the magistrate's mother in Arang!

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Her ice cream and the slapping of the ice cream was pretty unnecessary unless they were intentionally suggestive

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HA! The Ice Cream scene! I was like, did that really happen? And then I cracked up. I'm going with it was so totally intentional.

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She had on this strangely contented and happy look once he shook it up LOL

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"they were beautiful but needed to be more beautiful" -
like the mirror in Snow White was saying to the evil stepmom?

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That's what it reminded me of too. A more evil version of the mirror...

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In Snowwhite, it was the Stepmother who was obsessed, the mirror was merely objective :)

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oh yes, I think (I hope) the Hong sisters have realised that ghost-of-the-week problem solving is boring, it's much better to leave them as creepy background to our heroine's life.

And that hug at the end was totally expected, but what was not was that delightful little interlude where Joong-won trolls his aunt and uncle into believing his relationship with Gong-shil is real ('meaningless skinship', hahahahaaaaaaaaaa!) Though I love the end hug too.

SBS really does look like it has this slot on lock for months, assuming none of their upcoming shows is too big a mess.

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I super love Gong HJ as the cuckoo bird! I can watch that forever!

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It's here it's here it's here :-) The recap is here. I can't wait for episode 5.

You guys had no idea how much I giggled and squealed with last night's episode. It was the best. I absolutely love it when Joong Won betrays those tiny little emotions. It just seems to leak out from his eyes.

And somehow I can't erase the sight of GHJ howling and barking. I mean what does the actress actually think when she was acting that scene? The whole set must be cracking up.

Love this show. Can I also say I love the less scary ghost as well?

Thank you for the recap. I am so happy that The Master's Sun is turning out to be quirky and zany.

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That Vanity ghost is made up to look like Johnny Depp.

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without a crow on the head though.

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Or The Joker, from Batman

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& all I could think of was Andre Kim with red lips.

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I thought the Vanity Ghost looked like Tim Curry in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Please don't ever let me be haunted by the spirit of a drag queen... or any spirit.

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Im scaref of ghost story but u're right bout that ghost in dis ep. He's kore like Johnny Depp in edward scissorhand..

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Haha! +1! I was thinking the same thing! He looks like Edward Scissorhands or more like Rob Smith (The Cure). The ghost is not that scary-looking but highschool Yi-ryung's joker smile kinda creeped me out.

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I can never understand how actors do funny scenes without their face at least twitching. super self-control.

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Well, we will never know if they twitched or lost control.

If they did, the director will reshoot and use the better version.

I will say there were a few times in IHearYourVoice where I felt as if saw the actors playing the OTP working well and having fun together without the characters being heavily present. Instead of taking me out of the scene it confirmed the idea of affection and caring for me between the OTP and the acting colleagues.

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That's why they are professionals. But in BTS, we see them cracking up over ridiculous scenes and lines quite often.

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"And somehow I can’t erase the sight of GHJ howling and barking. I mean what does the actress actually think when she was acting that scene? The whole set must be cracking up."

I know! I kept thinking how on earth can he keep a straight face watching her howl and bark on all fours like that. And the Lion King music in the background. I couldn't even.

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Yeah, bring out the gags! I want to see the NGs. It probably took a lot of takes before they got through the scene. I keep thinking that it must be quite a feat also for the crew to be absolutely silent in such hilarious situation. If I was the Boom operator, I would have used up all the muscle in my body just to keep me from shaking and dropping the mic on the actors' heads.

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Yeah, Doggy Gong-shil is my fave, purely because it just shows me there is pretty much nothing that Gong Hyo-jin won't push herself to do, in service of the role - she's not afraid of looking absurd, which is why she pulls it off. And incidentally, she does a very good impression of a small dog, props to her <333

(and the Lion King music, omg I was dying of laughter)

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I just finished watching this ep. I never thought I'd say it but this has to be my favorite new kdramady.

So Ji-sub is doing a terrific job, most likely due to the fact that his real personality isn't far removed from his character here, but at least he's handling the comedy aspect without his perpetual wet blanket look.

GHJ is absolutely pitch perfect. She's totally charming.

The Hong Sisters are back. And they brought all the stuff that makes them good!

Thanks for the recap.

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I just like this episode.. especially the last scene.. where my dear so ju sub (joong won) hugged gong shil and says ur shelter is here. Hide.
Wahhh..just make my day... smiling like a fool just to think bout it.. syddenly forget bout the ghost (and thank god the ghost this time not scary at all)...
Ermmm... so ji sub.. and it is just me or u guys think that seo in guk as kang woo demn hot and handsome?

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This was the best ghost so far, constantly manipulating women's fear of needing to be beautiful. I also love this heroine, unusual among k-drama heroines, in that she is refreshingly straight-forward. This drama makes me so happy, even with the scary ghosts, because I've laughed so much while watching.

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I don't know if it was intentional or not, but I loved the fact that the first actress/ghost victim was named Kim Hee-Jin - that was the name that Kim Sam Soon wanted to give herself, and that everyone else hated because it was too ordinary. LOL!

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Thanks for the recap javabeans! I agree, all the wordplay and innuendoes in this episode were super fun. Especially in the opening scene, with all the insisting that "we only held hands and slept." Not to mention all the lovely skinship. And the hint of feeeeelings on the part of our grumpy lead. I actually think he has more feelings than she does at this point. She just sees him as her saviour, not a romantic prospect.

I also agree the ghosts in this episode were a more organic part of the storyline and more interesting.

I was getting even stronger Dokko Jin vibes from Joong-won in this episode, which is a little disappointing - I feel like So Ji-sub has the talent to make the character his own. I wonder if it's the writers who wanted him to do it that way though.

I have a question - if I'm not mistaken, didn't Kang Woo call Chairman Joo "Father"? And in that case would that make him Joong-won's brother? Except they don't seem to know each other, so... birth secret? (Please say no.)

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Yeah, I also hear Kang Woo call the man over the phone "Father". Might be a subbing error but if not... BIRTH SECRET.

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I was wondering about that, too. Kang Woo did call the Chairman "Father", so I was surprised to read in javabeans' recap that the Chairman is, in fact, Joong-won's father.

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I totally thought he said "father" (ah-buh-ji) the first time I watched it, but then I replayed it like 14 times, and I couldn't hear ah-buh-ji again, but have no idea what the heck he called him. Did we meet JW's dad before? Or do we know it's his father from character profiles?

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I totally heard that too! Which is why I was so confused.

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could it have been some sort of teacher he was saying, I am guessing the line about not looking at the past came from Chairman Joo and Kang Woo thinks of him as his mentor/teacher.

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Secret half-brother?
He did say "father". A lot of reviewers on dramafever seem to think that it is Kang Woo's dad as well and are assuming that he is connected to the kidnappers. But like javabeans said, it was on his character profile that he is Joong-won's father. So, hmmmm??? I was thinking the same thing when I saw the episode...

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The chairman is definitely Joong-won's father. Aside from the fact that his character profile says so, he also paid Joong-won's diamond ransom. His relationship to Kang Woo is less explained.

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Ah, okay. Thanks for your reply! ^^

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Thanks for clarifying.

I hadn't picked up anything from watching the drama that helped me make the connection. i thought perhaps I had missed something.

I must say I did not understand the scene establishing him at all. Did not understand who the woman was or what was happening with images on the laptop.

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In an earlier episode, the aunt and her husband were talking about Joong-won's dad, and dimwit hubby was commenting about all the young women he had hanging on him in Spain, I think it was.

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Thanks for the recap.

I'm loving the kids--amused that they are not drama sweet and perfect, but are just concerned about where their next meal/treat is coming from. It seems they'll side with anyone so long as the deal is paid in food.

After getting over my disappointment that they are not the bastion of integrity, I am enjoying the fact that their practicality gives their scenes a dose of reality. When you are a kid and have no idea when or where your next meal is coming from, you make the deals that allow to survive.

Haven't seen VP Uncle [Lee Joon-Won] since Terms of Endearment, one of first K-dramas I watched when I lived in LA. He played a real bastid--hated him.

VP Uncle has my suspicion meters lighting up to full power. But I will say, is does have a lovely smile. He looks very handsome when he smiles without restraint.

Best emergency shelter I'm aware of--want me one of that model.

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I second the emergency shelter -- i want one too, like the one tae gong shil has.

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The uncle just dosn't seem to have..well the balls to do something so huge and dangerous, unless as suggested it was Chairman Joo behind him. If we learn Chairman Joo compnay had been in money trouble around then I think we can then put a tick up agaisnt him as number one suspect behind the kidnapping.
The point the kidnappers asked for gems and those of Chairman Joo's wife...leads to the idea of a personal revenge on Chairman Joo, perhaps his fooling around lead to his wife's passing?
I though the masked kidnapper looked very slim and young.

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kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa touchy everywhere.

i don't mind. i'm happy.

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JW's uncle thinks that JW's interest in TGS will make him easier to attack, that she is a liability for him. In fact, she'll turn out to be a huge asset. Uncle just has no way of knowing how HUGE!

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Is it bad to say that I am disappointed that the two brothers at GS's apartment are not ghosts?

I don't care how obvious the last scene was. It was plain SWOON~ ahhhh

The horrible editing to the party scene. Some one got in trouble!

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Yeah. the last scene with him coming to her was rather predictable, but i still swooned. lol

I had not noticed, but I believe if you're recapping, the transitioning of scenes us alot more jarring with bad editing.

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While I agree that the ending was expected, as javabeans pointed out, I did squeal with delight and thank the Hong Sisters from the bottom of my heart that it came in episode 4!! I love the acting, writing, and timing of this drama.

I can't remember if we know that Hee joo set up Joong won, or am I speculating because it's too much work to go back and see if I missed something...

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He thinks she did. He was bound and she was walking freely, she seemed to apologize.

I'm betting that there were circumstances that Joong-won isn't aware of and she isn't a bad bitch, but a good bitch.

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I have to admit that I thought it came really soon, much to my delight. I loved that he forgot about his business dealings so quickly in order to run after Gong Shil! It almost makes me forgive the Hong Sisters for screwing up Big. . . almost.

I'm really curious to find out more about Seo In-guk's character. I love how he's snubbing Miss Snobbypants and even tells her point blank she's not pretty (ouch!). Bring on the love triangle, but please don't make them turn out to be brothers, like in Big.

As for the kidnapping, just please don't let it be Secretary Kim. I'm going to hurt somebody if it was him.

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About Secretary Kim, I'm kind of concerned that it was him too. I've seen the actor who plays him play one too many evil daddys to fully trust him. It's a shame, because I want him to be good - I want Joong-won to not be betrayed!

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Liking the tone of this drama so far. There were laugh-out-loud moments, not as much as Best Love, but then there's the horror element that totally gets my heart beating faster...

I guess that comparisons between Cha Seung Won's DKJ and SJS's JJW are inevitable...given that it's a Hong Sisters' drama AND it's starring Gong Hyo Jin again. I actually don't see an issue with SJS's JJW sharing some similarities with DKJ, simply because they're somewhat similar characters, playing to a similar female lead, in a script written by the same writers. If this weren't a Hong Sister's drama, would there be as many comments about SJS not differentiating JJW enough from DKJ?

I liked Best Love a lot, and I noticed quite many similarities here, not just in the way JJW is played, but also in the female lead and the second male lead's dynamics with the second female lead. JJW is very distinctly JJW for me, because I'm able to focus on this show without slipping into Best Love mode. Perhaps it really depends on how attached to Best Love you are. (Some things written for JJW, such as the "go away" and "take shelter" lines really seem to echo DKJ's "heart break" and "charging" lines but I just see it as a Hong Sisters thing, nothing to do with the acting.)

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I totally thought the whole "emergency shelter" thing reflected the "recharge battery" thing Best Love had going on.
Different circumstances but still enjoyable nevertheless.

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Thanks for the recap, JB. I've watched the episode but I still went looking for your recap.
I agree with you, random person. Similarities between DKJ and JJW can be attributed to their characters. I just enjoy the drama unfolding on-screen and try not to compare it with anything...although the shape of their face is somewhat similar as well. But! Don't think about it!

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I agree, some of what makes it so difficult to separate the two is how similar they look (it's kind of uncanny), and how the Hong Sisters, while switching up the overall scenario, tend to stick to the same tropes and character personalities.

I'm actually liking SJS's JW more than CSW's DJ. The reasons for that are pretty intangible though.

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Best Love is one of my faves dramas... and DJ is one of my faves characters
CSW and SJS are two of my faves actors though i like SJS the best of all
but i don't find JW and DJ as the same... of course there would be simiraities because Best Love and Master's sun are Hong Sis's dramas
but my SJS is charming and awesome in his own may, so far my fave character of the drama

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I'm loving this show...and I liked the ending, these writers are so strong when it comes to romance, and acting in romantic ways. Up to now, I have loved most of their main leads cause they are always the knights in shining armour that a girl wants. The ost is awesome too. Unlike the one in the good doctor, what a horrible soundtrack is that >.<

I'm a bit confused about the person for whom Kang Woo works. In the subtitles i read it was his dad. But here it says, twice, that him is Joong's father... I'm confused!!!

Nice recap XD

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Same here --- the subtitles have KangWoo calling the elder man *Dad*....that would make him Joong's brother right?

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It's definetely Joong Won father, maybe Kang Woo is adopted, the father remarried again and he is his stepson...or he calls him that out of respect...i really don't know. I believed before that he was the dead girl's brother

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Exactly! I first thought Kang Woo was investigating as part of HeeJoo's family -- but now it may be that he's actually related to Joong.

I'm not a big fan of the birth secret trope, but I WOULD find it amusing if Kang Woo is a blood relation and then somehow also has Joong's ability to make ghosts disappear. (we still don't know why that is)

Right about the time that Joong totally falls for Gong Sil ....she discovers that *handsome boy* Kang Woo is every bit as capable of protecting her ~ Let the jealousy and crazy skinship battle begin!! ha. :)

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Thanks a lootttt. :)

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Thanks for the recap!
I absolutely agree that the *ghost of the moment* storyline was better presented in ep.4.

Perhaps the initial ones were to help establish the environment that she unhappily lives in and from here on out the writers will continue to place peripheral ghosts in minor (non-full-mystery-solving) roles. Their presence is, of course, neccessary...but it's HeeJoo's grduge(?) that drives the OTP ....and THAT's what I want to see most on screen.

It's been a long time since I've watched a Kdrama Rom-Com that *actually* has Com. I hope the Hong sisters ramp-it-up ~they can do funny really well without stepping over the line into eye-rolling absurd.

So far ~ I'd suggest this to non Kdrama fans --- crossing fingers that the mid-to-end episodes don't don't roll back on themselves as is common. (Go Show!)

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Hurray, finally feel like this show is hitting its stride. Mostly because the ghostie of the week gets just a slight touch. and a great campy one too! sure hope it stays that way.

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I loved the first minutes of this episode. I haven't laughed that much in a long time.
Though Im ok with the ghost stories, I did like more that in this episode the ghost was secondary. I think they are going to return to the Ghost of the Day format, maybe for a few more episodes and then its going to be all about the leads.

And its done. I love this drama, Im excited for the next episode and Im waiting anxiously for it. (Please be good, please,oh please).

I remember in Best Love that we feared (or at least I remember it like that) that the song would become repetitive and tiresome, but it didnt happend, they stopped using it a little and took it again in the appropriate moment. Despite the big horrible disapointment that Big was, I still have faith in the Hong sisters and I like they try new things but they have a certain consistency (mm same things, but things I love are the ones that are always there)

The hug at the end: Yes, i was expecting it. Yes, everything was set up for that to happend, however, I squeal like a mouse and got super excited.

Thank you for the recap!

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Forgot to mention that the first few minutes of this episode were just pure hilarious. I was at a cafe, and had to stop myself from laughing out loud. Did not help that the ballerina spirit looked positively seductive, and the Gong Shil on the bed after that looked so kinky, but the lion king music had to come up and she started to bark...four episodes in and I already have a growing list of classic scenes from this drama. JJW making the "I'm praying" gesture to break out of Gong Shil's grasp is one on the list too.

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I don't hate Yi Ryeong. I feel like a lot of girls (myself included) can relate to her, especially girls who have had a "frenemy" (the same kind of relationship Big and Little Tae have) and wanting to impress these frenemies as they grow older (kinda like the movie with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson or more like Something Borrowed). I feel like I can relate to Yi Ryeong because of that that's why I really liked the arc, and the quote Kang Woo gave about letting go of the past and enjoying your present self was just pure gold (and I felt like it could also have helped Yi Ryeong snap out of her phase and even help her in approaching Tae Yang now in their adult years). That really inspired me and made this episode even more enjoyable.
But man, that self confidence Ghost, really really really scary.

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I really like the episode...and it is something new when the weird ghost didn't move on...I was starting to think Gong Shil will deal with 1 ghost per episode...becoming more predictable...but guess not. I want the 2 main characters' relationship to progress!

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Four episodes deep into Master's Sun and the answer to my fear that the Hong Sisters would dissapoint me again is: no, I don't think they will. It took me one episode to decide that I was going to continue watching the show. Two to get kind of excited. Three to admit that I was hooked to the story. Four to scream, and swoon, and to have that fuzzy feeling at the end of the episode. Yes, it was a predictable ending but it still made me melt in a puddle of goo. I'm Andrea and I'm a goner.

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Was I the only one who thought our GotW looked like a drag queen with black swan makeup?

The skinship was great and the role reversal of the guy holding out and manipulatively using skin to skin contact is awesome. I did squeal when he showed up for emergency shelter duty, but it would have been so much better if there were some visual cues to make us think KW could show up instead. The uncertainty would have made that initial glimpse of black jacket sleeve and white shirt cuff much more suspenseful. But I still find the chemistry compelling enough to overcome minor disappointments like that.

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I'm completely with you on the drag queen thing!

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Great episode. Such a breezy watch! I'm slowly growing more and more hopeful that this drama won't be a dud. :)

Also, I laughed so hard when he talked about how they just exchange meaningless skinship and how Gong-Shil just wants his body. Seriously. Perfect scene.

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So. Good.

I don't really feel the need to analyze this further. It's just supremely entertaining.

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Same here!

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i thought she's his secretary based on the early reads on their characters. will she or will she not? well i hope she will. that's the only way she can observe the Master and become his Sun =)> I mean Hee-joo will be around a lot, therefore GS can follow her. I feel that the mastermind is just around JW

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The costume and makeup people must have had a hoot dressing up Yi ryung. LMAO. She was a cross between a dead Black Swan and the Bride of Frankenstein going to a cocktail party.
The Vanity Ghost kind of reminds me of when Golum in Lord of the Rings keeps saying..My Precious.....s.ss.but he whispers ..you're the prettiest....

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I agree, hair and make-up must have had a blast.

Ki Ryung didn't look awful. She looked fashion shoot/ runway ready edgy beautiful. She just didn't look interacting in reality ready.

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same, i actually really liked her crazy possessed look. it was more fierce than batty or loony. she could totally pass it off as having taken a fashion risk.

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I thought she looked like Helena Bonham Carter on the red carpet - just plain weird.

The episode was the funniest so far. I love So Ji Sub in this nonangsty role!

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Is that 100 billion won line a reference to Best Love when Gu Ae Jung thought Yoon Pil Joo was trying to buy her?

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Love the beginning bed scene. SIGHS. I want more of those scenes. Heehee~ SJS is too beautiful of a man. I rather not touch him. More for JB and y'all. :D

Ooooh yeah, *pats self on the back* I got it right! KW was working for JW's dad. I still believe KW is a super good guy. It's evident, he advised his big boss to step off spying any further on GS but the big boss is taking no risk. KW already is protective of our heroine and pretty much fell in love with the "Big Sun" snooping around her room and collecting info.

I'm really curious to find out who the actual kidnapper is. Seems to me it is a female judging from the body frame. But who? JW's aunt? Jealous of those gorgeous diamonds JW's mom had?

I don't want to start on this episode's hypnotizing ghost.
I couldn't connect with his wandering spirit objective. He had no back story. A total fail on that part. Didn't care for "Little Sun" or permed ghost.

... like Cruella de Ville mated with Beetlejuice.

OMG-sh, so true! ROFL~

The Hong Sisters are saved by another preview, or else I will drop this show after this one.

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Today's ghost seemed less a ghost and more a deamon to me.

I'm not sure what the Master's Sun rules for ghosts are, but I assumed that ghosts were human's with unfinished business in this world.

This episode's supernatural thing, didn't seem to have any unfinished business. It's seemed only interested in tormenting and creating chaos. It seemed deamonic.

Well we might find out later since no steps were taken to vanquish it.

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I was thinking the kidnapper was a female, too. It's a smallish man, or woman.

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Agreed.

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Sigh.. I swooned at the last sentence and picture JUST BY READING the recap..

can you imagine if I finally watched the show? I'd probably be having those fluttery butterflies in tummy

*such a sucker for broody heroes who shows little emotions but when they do show, instant wow!*

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On reflection, I realized what a nice touch Tae-yang's explanation of not having had the time to be embarrassed was.

The fact that Tae-yang twitches, talks to herself and wears a tissue box for shoes in public seemingly without embarrassment--if we want to be politically incorrect-- puts her in lands of the loons. If not hat it at least makes her seem to be off needed medication.

But with that little scene the writer reminds us how under siege the character has been for years.

Interesting, although she has been too besieged to be embarrassed, Tae-Yang has not lost her spirit of kindness.

Additionally her joy in the return of her capacity to be embarrassed also signals her return to humanity after years of living as a ghost. There is a theory that only humans can feel shame, although several dog owners might take exception to that belief.

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Well said, i thought this element was one of the best part of ep 4. Seeing TGS being delighted with the fact she can rest, stop being ghost and feel ashamed again.

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aww, yi-ryung is kind of cute. actually, aside from episode 1 where she was prepping for her wedding, i think she's been entertaining, in a good way. she's snippy and vain, but amusing, and not exactly hateful. yet. we've seen much more hateful female #2 types from hong sisters.

i hope they keep her this way.

omg, the puns in this drama are cracking me up. the drama is RIDDLED with them, but somehow it doesn't bug me so much, considering how i couldn't even finish best love because of them.

i'm looking forward to the reveal on the kidnapper's identity. it'd be so exciting and gasp-worthy if it turns out to be someone we already know/is trusted by or close to joong-won. my current working theory- possibly his own daddy masterminded it? he disapproved of hee-joo, managed to coerce/threaten her into kidnapping joong-won to make him be disgusted with her, and conveniently left her to die in the crashed car?

although, if he's having seo in-gook's character investigate tae-yang's possible connections to hee-joo, this may be off...

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i sense crack! getting more and more interesting. gong hyo jin is amazing! she is just so good and with so ji sub, the chemistry is palpable. please drama, get better and better!

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and thanks for the recap javabeans :)

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Thanks for the recap!

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Best. Ending. Ever. for an episode 4 of any dramas that I've watched and can recall! XD But thank you so much for the recap. But there's one thing that bugs me of Joong-won is he's channeling too much Dokgo Jin vibe. Oh well, since it's coming from the same writers, I guess I'll just have to live with it. Thank again. ^^

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This is my favorite episode by far! I just loved it!

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What an amazing drama.i enjoyed watching all the 4 eps but this ep is the best esp the bed scene....gong hyo Jin is just awesome....i just hope that Secretary Kim is not the person behind the kidnapping...hes really nice...

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Just imagining Gong-shil barking, hilarious! Can't watch this drama yet, so I have to be content with recaps. My drama list just keeps growing. *sigh* I need more hours in the day.

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Hm, I'm enjoying the show but I don't love it, which is a bit of a disappointment for me, given that at least two of the Hong sisters' dramas feature in my top five.

I think I feel a bit wary because the plot (and the humour) already seems predictable - which is not such a bad thing, really, so long as it remains entertaining - but also... unsustainable.

But we're only on episode 4; it's already fun and (occasionally) heartwarming with endearing characters (okay, with one endearing character), so it could still turn out to be awesome, right? Right.

Thanks for the recap, javabeans!

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Yeah, I'm the same. I like it enough to keep watching, but I don't love it. This week was better than last week though, so I'm hoping its going to keep on improving. Hoping, hoping...

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Thank you for the recap!! I watched the last bit, from when he yells at her to get out to when he comes to her rescue, SO MANY TIMES :D

I love everyone in this show~~~~ <3 except for that bodyguard. I don't like that person. :(

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As in that chatty one, not Kang Woo. Kang Woo's a nice person I think :)

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D'aaaw. Cute episode was cute; okay now, one more week ;__; why so far away for? D;

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please,sharing ost from 4shared.
i cant download from eps 2 because not via 4shared. tq so much

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The Vanity Ghost appears to have been a frustrated hairdresser in real life. Certainly evil enough.

The sick notion of beauty for models is flagrant here. Kim Yuri is finally getting to do some acting, but I found myself glad she wasn't wearing anything more revealing. She's as boney as a famine victim.

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I was absolutely certain - to the point I never thought otherwise - that the beauty ghost was a man.

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Me too!

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I still think so too! His facial structure certainly makes him look like a man. I think people just thought the ghost was a women b/c of the red lipstick.

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Thanks for the recap!

This was the best one.
The opening scene, I played a bunch of times.
I can imagine how much fun and how many NG's they had for that. SJS and GHJ are playing this for everything.

LOVE how funny Yi-rung is. I was worried she would be the carboard cut-out cold beautiful person like in Alice, but this role is meaty and interesting. But, MAN, she is gorgeous, even in that horror of an outfit right out of the latest Vogue photo shoot.

Can't wait to see how he installs his Tae Yang nearby, and falls in love with his radar.

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Thankyou for the recaps.
I think I 'll forget the BIG mistake, hehehehe.
Such a hilarious story, beside feeling scary but also funny and sumtime touches.
Gong Hyo Jin was great actress, her acting skill was great!
but So Ji Sub must upgrade his acting skill more, not because he wasn't good enough, but he must gain another character than Hyun Bin at Secret Garden or Dokko Jin at Best Love, coz we just admit that his act as Jong Won seems like Hong Sister leads male actor previously. Go SJS!! I now u can more shine like your act at I'm Sorry I love you.

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