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Answer Me 1994: Episode 2

We get more characters, more sibling bickering, more heart-tugging quiet relationship moments, and more fish-out-of-water awkwardness with Episode 2, which completes our introduction to the cast and their world.

The Answer Me franchise may be known for its witty dialogue, cheeky pop-culture references, and regular train of celebrity cameos, but really those are just icing on the cake. A cake that has somehow figured out just the right balance of comedic quirk, youthful fervor, and poignancy—those are Answer Me’s real strengths. I’m not necessarily in love with the pacing of the show, which feels a little indulgent, but I still have the hope/expectation that the show will deliver in many/most of the ways I want it to.

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EPISODE 2: “We’re all strangers”

At the Shinchon Boardinghouse, life is settling into a rhythm for newest resident Samcheonpo, the stiffly proper country boy who’s earnest and hapless in equal measure. Unfortunately for him, it’s an uncomfortable rhythm, full of fish-out-of-water uncertainty (his) and intrusive habits (everyone else’s).

For example, Samcheonpo’s enjoying a shower when his new roommate Hae-tae (or Haitai?) barges in to use the sink, and then it’s Garbage to use the toilet, and then Na-jung saunters in to hand oppa a letter and give the toilet a courtesy flush. Ew, I know you’re close, but boundaries! Samcheonpo confusedly huddles in the shower nekkid, but the others scarcely bat an eye.

His narration notes that everything is strange and unfamiliar—the city, the house, the people. He hasn’t quite made the adjustment yet, as we see when Hae-tae keeps him up at night with his handsy sleep habits. But then at some point, shoving the roommie away transitions to cuddling comfortably.

The boardinghouse family sits down to a mountain of breakfast, where Na-jung reminds oppa that he was supposed to be at practice today. Garbage bolts up with alarm and scuttles out of there, screaming back occasionally to get her to tell him where he left all his stuff. I don’t know but there’s something sweet about the way he’s yelling “Jung-ah!” instead of “Moooooom!”—those kids fight like cats and dogs but she’s still gonna look after him.

Samcheonpo starts to ask if he can take the solo room that’s not being rented right now, but that reminds Mom of how the boarders who have taken that room have been such weirdos, giving us a series of cameos: First was the ROTC oppa who seemed so nice (appearance by actor Hong Seok-chun)… until he snuck into the other boys’ room at night and took over their bed.

Then there was that Yonsei student who wanted to be a PD, which has Dad grumbling, “If he’s a PD, then I’m a movie star!” Haha, this is Na Young-seok of 1 Night 2 Days, who huddles with a bunch of cups and a funnel. Muahaha, I wonder what that could be. Na PD offers the parents coffee, promises all the cups are the same, then gleefully shouts “Ddeng!” when Dad picks a bad one.

That gets Na PD kicked out, along with his canisters of fish sauce. Dad literally shoves him out the door as he protests, “But I’ve only been here one night and two days!” After him there was that “high-IQ oppa” who… levitated in his room? (Cameo by singer Heo Kyung-young.)

But Samcheonpo’s request for the single room gets cut off by Mom’s announcement that it’ll be going to a new tenant.

Na-jung grimaces at her sore back, and Dad takes that as his cue to rail on her basketball fangirl activities, warning that she’d better not go today. Cut to: Na-jung at the Yonsei game, of course.

I love how fierce Na-jung gets when she’s in full-on fan mode—she sounds rather like a bellowing ogre—and that she calls herself Oppa’s “Shinchon Da-seul” after Shim Eun-ha’s character in The Last Match. It’s doubly funny to compare herself to her because Da-seul was a beautiful shy flower type, and Na-jung… is not that. Definitely not.

It’s a close game, and Na-jung actually full-body-screams her way to collapse. It puts her in bed with medication, and Garbage sits patting her hair like she made Dad do. When he tries to slip away, Na-jung orders him to keep patting till she’s asleep.

They bicker back and forth, about how she should take care not to slip a disc and how he should get her some warm milk. But it’s a sweeter, toned-down version of the usual warfare.

Samcheonpo continues to assure his worried mother that all is well and that he’s made lots of friends. His assurances have a way at tugging at my heart, given that he’s not loving his new life but he can’t bear to let his mother know it. But the stress finally gets to him at night, when computer-addicted Hae-tae ignores his hints that it’s time for lights out and keeps plugging away at his game.

Samcheonpo passive-aggressively complains about bedtime, Hae-tae tells him to go to bed already, Samcheonpo turns out the lights, Hae-tae keeps tap-tap-tapping away, and finally Samcheonpo yanks the power cord out of the wall. Omo. You didn’t.

They start arguing back and forth, which devolves into a mutual dissing of each other’s thick accents. Haha. It wouldn’t be funny if a Seoulite were mocking a country boy, but two transplants going at it in their respective accents is pretty hilarious.

In the morning, Mom and Dad (who’s a baseball coach this time around too) wonder whether Na-jung will need surgery for slipped discs, and whether they’ll be able to marry Na-jung off with such a bad back since a good back is important in a marriage, wink-wink. Ha/ew. Mom says that the boardinghouse family across the street managed to marry off their three daughters to boarders, and now they have a judge, prosecutor, and lawyer for sons-in-law. What if they find a nice boarder to set her up with?

And so, the next time they see the boys it’s through the specific lens of Son-In-Law Potential. Haitai (ah, it’s Haitai after all, after his beloved Haitai Tigers) gets a favorable reception, with his father owning a bus company back home, and they dote on him with goofy grins on their faces. Samcheonpo, on the other hand, has a father who owns multiple boats for deep-sea fishing. Mom and Dad’s eyes widen at the thought of his wealth and push the entree dish from Haitai toward Samcheonpo instead.

At mention of their shouting match last night, Haitai breezily assures the parents that they got it out of their systems and he’s already forgotten it. Samcheonpo clearly hasn’t let it go and is holding a grudge, which is cute given how little Haitai cares.

Garbage heads out the door, ignoring Na-jung’s demands for cookies (“You eat too many cookies, that’s why your back is bad”) and leaves her yelling after him. Aw, if he buys her cookies anyway I might cry.

The guys are headed out for a massive group date after class today, where their computer science department will be meeting another school’s dancers. That explains the spiffed-up appearances.

Then the front door opens and a bag slides across the floor. Out spill boxes and boxes of cookies, and then Garbage heads out again. Awwwwwww. That is my favorite thing.

The computer science class gets let out with a reminder to buy the textbook, and then the leader of the students reminds everyone of the blind date later. Samcheongpo refuses to let Haitai borrow his book, but gets blackmailed into it with the threat of Haitai inviting his hometown buddies to crash in their room. Then Samcheongpo winces painfully the whole time as copies are made of each page, as though creasing the book’s spine is creasing his own. Ha, I feel your pain dude.

Na-jung is left at home alone, and Mom tells her to order food. So she crawls along on her stomach and presents quite the sight for the delivery guy, sprawled in her entryway with cash in hand, and then crawls back like a thing out of a horror movie. (A thing with a huge appetite; she’s circumvented the age-old jjajangmyun-or-jjampong question by ordering both.)

She makes it to the living room and turns on the basketball game, which strikes me as a risky idea. At this rate I fear for her back ever recovering.

The group blind date gets going, where everyone picks a famous name out of a hat and is paired with that person’s partner (e.g., Romeo and Juliet), and then the couples are dismissed for solo dates. Haitai (who picks the name Choi Su-jong) is thrilled when his mate (Ha Hee-ra) turns out to be a very pretty dancer, but Samcheonpo gulps to see his partner. (I feel sorry for this actress for always playing the typical fat girl role, but she does usually manage to be memorable at it.)

Samcheonpo stops his roommie, pleading to tag along, and thus they end up on a double date. Things start off on the wrong foot, with the girls being asked about their dancer background and then correcting the boys: not dance majors, but commerce. Samcheonpo can’t compute this right away and insists, “No, dance. DAAAANCE.” Lol.

At home, Na-jung gets a case of stomach upset and speed-crawls her way to the bathroom. But she’s stymied at the door in her struggle to get to the slippers (Korean-style bathrooms are basically wet rooms with a drain in the floor, and slippers are a necessity). The television basketball commentary (“Oh no, it’s dangerous!”) does double-duty as she slips, landing flat on her back. Ouch.

The not-dancer girls get a laugh out of the misunderstanding and add that they were under a misconception of their own—they were told the guys would be from the Class of ’94, but clearly they’re returning students. (Koreans count class year by their entry year, not graduation, so ’94s would be freshmen.) Haha, it’s another comment on Samcheonpo’s old-man looks, and Haitai confirms that they’re indeed ’94s.

Samcheonpo gets more interest from the girls at mention of his family’s three boats, but deflates when they laugh at the story of his ordeal getting to the boardinghouse on his first day in Seoul. The girls say it’s cute, though, and Haitai wonders, “This is funny? To us it’s a sad story.” Heh. But the mood picks up from there, and the boys take the girls’ lunch orders.

They’re at KFC and struggle to get the names of the American food, then have their Ahhhh moment at the counter: “Oh, so ‘french fries’ are fried potatoes?” “I’ve never heard of this before in my life.” Aw, you country boys are so cute. They push each other to order, not wanting to embarrass themselves, and then Samcheonpo does his darnedest to mask his accent. Rather than admit they don’t know what things are, they just quadruple everything and come back with a mountain of food.

Na-jung ends up in the hospital with a dire prognosis for three bad discs, in too much pain to sleep. The doctor tells Mom it’s safer for her to endure the night without additional painkillers, so Na-jung struggles to lie still with tears pouring out of her eyes. She sends Mom home saying there’s nothing she can do for her here, doing her best to withstand the agony.

Someone shows up at her door wearing a doctor’s coat and sets a mug at her bedside. It’s warmed milk—is that you, oppa?

Why yes, yes it is. Garbage sees that she’s struggling and climbs in bed to stroke her hair, while Na-jung narrates: “I have an oppa. My childhood dream… was to marry oppa.”

In a series of flashback photos, we see childhood Na-jung with her oppa, who finds her crying and cradles her head in his lap, stroking her hair. Then another boy joins them, and the three stick together in everything. (How much do I love that one of them is being punished for troublemaking in the screencap?) And then… a funeral.

Na-jung: “I have an oppa. And my oppa has a friend. The three of us were always together. But on one spring night, just like a lie, my beloved oppa left for far, far away. And after that day, oppa’s friend became my oppa. I have an oppa. My childhood dream was to marry oppa.”

As they lie there together, the camera shows us the object Garbage had set on the table: his prized Seo Taiji tape (which is the music scoring the moment, song posted at top), which Na-jung had asked for the other day, which he’d refused to give her.

“Oppa’s hand that pats my hair, the sound of oppa’s breathing, oppa’s smell. It was just as it had been, but that day, oppa became unfamiliar.”

A classic case of awakened feelings? Her eyes widen a little at the thought.

A short time later, Na-jung is back at home, on the mend and laughing with the boys about their blind date story, and how they ordered forty biscuits not knowing what a biscuit was. It turns into a whole monologue recounting the lengths Haitai went to on a date to avoid betraying his country-bumpkin cluelessness, which instead led to a lot of sweating bullets trying to navigate the city.

Na-jung gets drunk on beer and ends up giggling and winking to herself while the boys look blankly at her. Haitai suggests that Samcheonpo retire for the night and the boys escape into their room. I love that their date-gone-awry was at least the thing to bring the boys together, and now it’s Samcheonpo sitting at the computer playing Haitai’s game.

Haitai explains that they want to steer clear of Na-jung when she’s drunk, because she “turns into a dog.” And what does that mean?

Cut to: Outside, where Garbage finds Na-jung alternately winking and staring unnervingly at him. She gets right in his face, closer, closer, lips approaching…

And bites. Muahaha.

That actually looks super painful—she clamps her teeth on Garbage’s lower lip and pulls. He very painfully manages to extricate himself… and then she bites his chest. As oppa transfers Na-jung to her room, she thinks:

Na-jung: “When a familiar habit, familiar daily life, or familiar person becomes unfamiliar all of a sudden, it doesn’t have to be a chaotic event. It could merely be a secret signal that a new life or a new relationship is beginning.”

In the morning, Mom and Dad give the boys the disapproving lecture about drinking all night. Then Mom calls down their new boarder, Binggeure, which is another nickname (it means Smiley).

Binggeure (Baro) shows up in the doorway, and thus we meet Bachelor No. 3. He’s sweet-faced and super-polite as he asks their permission to include his cousin in breakfast, who came over to help him move in.

Enter Bachelor No. 4, Chilbongie (Yoo Yeon-seok, I was afraid we weren’t going to get to you today!).

Dad drops his spoon in his excitement, because Chilbongie is a rather famous baseball player for his age: MVP in the high school league and top pitcher currently at Yonsei. (Chilbongie, another nickname, refers to the time he pitched seven shut-outs.) Dad fawns all over him and would just about feed him with his own two hands if he could.

Then Garbage shows up for a brief appearance on his way out, as absent-minded as ever, and earns an entry as Bachelor No. 5. And is Garbage… really a genius medical student? Way to twist the expectation.

Only now do we hear about Garbage’s mom back in their hometown, whom Mom urges him to call.

Back to the future. It’s 2013, and the housewarming party gets underway when all five bachelor potentials show up at Na-jung’s door together. Sigh. Yes, it really is this game all over again.

Na-jung confirms, “Out of these five men, one is my husband.”

 
COMMENTS

I enjoyed Episode 1 as a light, easy watch, but it’s only now that I feel we got our proper introduction to the world of the drama. Episode 1 was very little plot but a lot of cute and sometimes touching character moments, while Episode 2 actually introduces the central conceit: the Bachelor-a-thon. You’d have thought that they’d put that into the first episode to frame the whole thing, but then we wouldn’t have gotten the twist reveal(s) leading up to the five-man lineup at the end. (Unless it got there faster. Which it could have. Ahem.)

Speaking of the twist, I’m not really sure why the show did the oppa misdirect with Garbage, which is a lot like the way Answer Me 1997 did the hyung misdirect in purposely withholding the brothers’ relationship. I mean, okay, it’s not a bad thing and it’s fine, but at the end of the day it feels a little like a smart-alecky “Gotcha!” moment. Considering that our plot really begins here at the end of Episode 2, when oppa is no longer blood brother but potential husband material, the twist didn’t really twist much.

I’m actually disappointed to be losing the brother angle, because it was both hilarious and a fresh change from 1997. It wasn’t until I saw the awesome bickering matches between Na-jung and Garbage that I realized how much I loved this additional dynamic in the mix, and I was all set to embrace it with open arms. So now I feel like my shiny present has been taken back and we’re back to the same setup of 1997. And yes, I understand that if you didn’t see 1997 the comparisons are going to get repetitive, but you also can’t make this series and expect to avoid comparisons. There are just too many similarities for that. And a thing that was amazing and hilarious and perfectly realized in a first series is automatically not going to produce the same effect the same time around, no matter how good it still is, because we’ve seen it already.

On the other hand, this does give us a bona fide leading-man turn for Jung Woo, which is fantastic since I love him and was wanting him to get a role worth his talents. Same for Yoo Yeon-seok, so I’m equal parts glad that these are our main contenders (because let’s be honest, this is mostly gonna be a two-way battle, right?) and torn that it’s these two, because I want them both to be happy and win their love. I was fully expecting to be 100 percent for Chilbongie from the start, so it’s a surprise (though a pleasant one) to see that he’s really going to have to work for it, with Garbage being so awesome. Garbage also gets the head start, and in more than one way with having the childhood history and with Na-jung awakening to her feelings first. Does Chilbongie even have a chance?

I do love the setting of this series, and the motley assortment of Korea’s eight provinces as expressed through the boarders. It warmed my heart the way the two roommates went from frustrated fighting to total buddies, in a way that felt true to life; sometimes it’s not what you’ve got in common that brings you together but the shared experience of feeling you’ve got nothing in common with the rest of society. They’re adorable and I think their bromance is gonna be full of good stuff.

I do wish the show had stuck to the shorter length, though, because I fear that twenty hour-long episodes is just too much running time. As I said, I had a great time watching the first episode despite the chatter-chatter-chatter and the lack of plot, but man did it make recapping Episode 2 just a hair burdensome, and the recapping process really highlights how much filler there is. It’s padded out in long dialogue passages, and while that’s somewhat masked by how entertaining the passages are, never say they couldn’t be improved with a tighter edit. I remember when 1997 started to outgrow its 30-minute episodes, then 40 minutes, then 50 minutes. While I’m sure the writers struggled to fit all their material into the shorter formats, those were the best episodes, chock-full of only the best stuff. There was no moment wasted… until they gave themselves more moments and started wasting them.

That said, now that our foundation is set and our characters introduced, I’m looking forward to seeing what the story brings. I think it’s a little crazy that we’re this far into the show and we still don’t have a story—as in, what’s the arc? What’s the conflict? What’s the narrative through line? Maybe it’s even crazier that it’s as good as it is without those things, with its slice-of-life approach and loose plotting. But I want a story, not just vignettes, and I’m all eyes and ears to see what it is.

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I like that both stories are uniquely their own but they have those few similarities since they are part of the Answer Me ___ series. It's like two different people telling their version of a story after being told something like "I wanna hear a story about a fangirl that's set in the 90's with a love triangle that eventually leads to marriage. Annnd go..." lol. I seriously love these writers and I'm so happy this drama didn't disappoint. The storyline and characters are so different I don't feel like I will be comparing this 1994 to 1997.

I love Jung Woo. He's the bees knees :D. He caught my eye in He Was Cool and love that he's finally made it. He's not the typical pretty boy but I find him to be really sexy. And funny. I like his character and I'm rooting for him to get the girl in the end.

The characters and relationships between them are so believable and easy to relate to. At first I thought that Go Ara was a little over the top but I suddenly had a flashback of a girl I went to school with that loved Hanson with that same... passion? lol

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I love how they revealed the oppa twist, and even though I said "ah, this again!" at the end with all the gus together, it's still such a fun show to watch. I was worried about having the same parent pair as 1997, but it's not affecting my enjoyment at all. I rarely get to literally lol with these dramas, but I find myself cracking up all the time.

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I knew it. Whether I like it or not as a narrative device again, I'm taken hook line and sinker for round 2 of who married her. Just read all the hints in the comments and now biting my fingers again fml.

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I like the fact that they were siblings actually, so maybe yoo yeon seok might try to win her over and get hyung's approval. It's different and cute. However, since Jung Woo is awesome, I'm okay with the twist.

But isn't it weird?! No matter how close you are, how can you undress a man? Even undressing your brother is weird, but to undress another man? And her parents seemed totally fine at how she

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Oh yeah... Coincidence or not, I absolutely loved the fact that the first commercial right after Na PD's appearance was the one with Lee Seung-gi and Seo-jinnie xD

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yes--lol the ninja battery commercial! hahaha

"real action--my dream" XD

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I loved it!

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Thoroughly enjoyed this episode. It really felt like it should have been the first epi. I pretty much figured this was a faux oppa thing, because they were spending a lot of lingering shots on the two of them, so I was not surprised. Jung Woo is on the cast listings before any of the other guys so that is pretty telling. But you, know, I am always up for lead switch hijinks. :)

Oh, the biting, that was just fun.

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Could the similarities people talk about here be a red herring? We had Lifelong BFF in AM 1997 and now we got almost-sibling-its-creepy BFF. Would they try to start in similar place only to deviate later on? I for one hope so. We haven't seen any of Chilbong so who knows if he's just as charming and worthy a contender. Please do so, I went in the show having liked what I've seen in the trailer :,|

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Team trash all the way! He got me at when he bought her chips. That was sweet.

Anyone else wanting the two roommates HT and CP to get together? Lol.

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I've convinced myself that Jung Woo has the big romantic lead role entirely because the producers of Answer Me 1994 were reading the DB recaps and comments on You're the Best Lee Soon Shin, where the constant refrain was "the best thing this week was Bread Man."

So it makes sense (just go with me, I'm only a little bit crazy) that if we are posting how much we love him here, it will influence the outcome of the show.

(Out of curiosity, are there other dramas where one of the romantic leads doesn't show up until the end of the 2nd episode?)

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Dream High, I guess? Kim Soo Hyun shows up starting on episode 3 and he ends up with Suzy.

I think I have to prepare my heart if the pitcher ends with Na Jung.. I'm all up for the garbage oppa-na jung ship :(

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I wonder about Dream High though. Watching it I often thought that either someone went in writing, hey let's give the second male lead the girl for once, what woud that be like. Or, I wonder if the writers at the beginning of Dream High had decided who was gonna "win" - they could have initially outlined two endings and seen what fan reaction was along the way.

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Love the Korean 90's music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5dri5bCv-k

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Here's a full playlist ! The blogger is doing a great job compiling the songs , I think he/she will constantly update it :-D http://followingkpop.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/playlist-answer-me-1994/

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Wow, this is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this playlist!

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At first, I thought Baro's cousin is Park Tae-hwan (the famous korean swimmer) playing as a Baseball player. Oh my!

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Oh dear god, I am hooked. A complete goner for this show.

At first, I was disappointed that Garbage wasn't her blood brother. I really liked the genuine feel of their sibling relationship, and thought it would have been really cute and heartwarming to watch them support each other as siblings.

But gosh darn it, Jung Woo plays Garbage so so so well, and Garbage himself isn't such a bad character. In fact, I love him. Dang it, Show, if you're going to make Garbage a romantic interest, then he better be end game, 's all I'm saying.

A Ra is really endearing as Na Jung. Love her and I love the fact that Na Jung is developing feelings for Garbage first (at least, as far as we can tell she is). So far this set-up is kind of reminding me of Clueless (or Austen's Emma, I guess), where Cher discovers she has feelings for her (ex) step-brother, and I'm kinda really loving it. Even the dynamics in the relationship are similar (they bicker back and forth and annoy each other, but care for each other and can be really gentle with each other).

Let's see if the show will make me fall for Chilbongie as well. Second Lead Syndrome, you stay away from me! Far, faaaar away, you hear?!

Also excited and curious to see the love line between Haitai and Yoonjin develop.

One thing that has let me down, though. In 2013, Yoonjin and Najung are supposedly best friends. Yet we haven't really seen much interaction between the two. I miss the best friend dynamic the writers captured so beautifully in Answer Me 1997, and really hope we'll be seeing some awesome female friendship moments in this series as well. I think I want to see more of Yoonjin, period. She's gotten so little screen time.

Can't wait for the next episode!

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I am loving, loving, loving this drama!!!

also, was anyone else reminded of That Winter The Wind Blows during the whole hospital scene...?

oh this series is so LOL. *goat sound*

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i loved the whole whose her husband plot... its like a Reply/Answer Me signature... i mean why the hell it got the same title but not the same plot line its should use another title for all i care... and all the repetition from Reply 1997 i love it all...

why i dont like full house take 2 and iris 2 is because i cant see any resemblance or continuation from the predecessor

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Like many of you, my two top candidates for being the husband are also Oppa Garbage and Chilbongie but I've done some deductions that might suggest the latter more than the former.

1. I freeze-framed the 'groom' clip and noticed that he is rather tall, has a broad shoulders, rounder jawline and more pronounced adam's apple (but both oppa & chilbongie fit the description).

2. They just moved to Mapo district which is (probably) closer to Mokdong Stadium and New Seoul Ballpark.

3. While talking on the phone, Na jung's tone & accent changes. If it was with Oppa Garbage, the conversation would've had the usual sibling-bickery (or maybe it had just toned-down cause of age).

*3rd in line is Bora/Binggrae. That last shot made me think that he might also be the husband. The others at some point glanced at him and smiled to one another but Bora's the only one who smilingly looked straight forward at the camera the entire shot and didn't glanced at the others. He wasn't wearing a ring though and the camera slightly panned to the left as if it was suggesting someone else--Oppa?--he was the first to raise the cup when Na jung asked, "Where's my coffee".

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Mapo is close to Yonsei Severance Hospital. Just sayin'
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Wahh I noticed some of that too about Binggrae. Hahaha and you misspelled his name as Bora XD

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i knew it i knew it! oppa is not the real oppa!! XD

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I like the twist. I was hoping so hard for a birth secret before the twist so I am so glad it turns out that I don't have to have an Autumn in My Heart moment.
I think the twist is good because without it the repeat of the guessing game would seem more tiresome. With the guy who seemed to be billed as the main lead only being introduced in the tail end of the second episode, it actually feels like a real competition. When you watched 1997 you knew exactly who she would be with in the end, second lead syndrome be damned. But in this series I feel like both men have equal shot at this point, with camps firmly setting up already making this a wilder ride.
I am currently on Team Garbage and if it is not him in the end I will cry blood murder and become inconsolable for a few months.

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I reckon Baseball guy is the husband because if you pay attention in the shot where they were holding those cups of coffee, Yoon Suk was the only one who is not wearing a suit. Or it might be the director tricking us into thinking it.

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Hey~ that's what I thought too! The rest were all dressed up for a party (housewarming in this case) in suits while only Chilbongie seems comfortable & laid-back like he's heading home. But I really hope we are reading too much into this... YYS looks winning but I love JW! Team Garbage FTW! lol

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I breathed a sigh of relief at the not-Oppa reveal because, even though I haven't watched this yet and only read the re-caps, I was getting a weird vibe from them. I was like "they are waaaaaaay too close." I was actually afraid that they were going to do full on Faux-est and have them start developing feelings for each other before they found out that they weren't blood related. So this is a much better alternative to the show that was going on in my head.

It would have been nice to keep them as just Oppa-Dongsaeng though. Just because, we NEVER see brother/sister relationships like this in KDramas. At least not between adults.

By the way, OF COURSE he's a genius!

Also, I was laughing so hard just reading Na PD's cameo. I can't wait to watch this. I know better than to wait five or six months like I did with 97.

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I'm getting tired of those geniuses. Regular smart guy will do. Especially if he buys chips.

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Loving this show. I can't wait for more. I wish I had better will power to wait till the show completes to marathon it at one go instead, like I did for 1997. Hating the wait.

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Count me in with the many who were disappointed at the Oppa "twist" and who are also now convinced he's the husband. Meh.

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Team Garbage FTW! Oppa and Na Jung have such great chemistry, I am not interested in baseball guy at all. Jung Woo deserves a shot at being a romantic lead so I don't mind the twist, just so long as they don't make their relationship too sappy. I am so over the Dead Sibling theme, the story could have been just as good if they were good childhood friends.

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Is it wrong if i wish jung woo is her husband? I like him a lot after YTBLSS.

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Totally wrong. Bad girl!
Join the club :D

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ooh still wondering who the tiny girl is married to though

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"And a thing that was amazing and hilarious and perfectly realized in a first series is automatically not going to produce the same effect the same time around, no matter how good it still is, because we’ve seen it already."

***Well you never know. The Hangover series are the exact same format in the three movies and even though some of the fans complained we all ended up at the movies enjoying it. The writers are playing it safe, sometimes it's better that way! ;-)

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This was a better episode compared to the first in my opinion! I am generally oK with the who is my husband thing just hope they don't drag it till the last episode to confirm!

And yes, Jung Woo is a great actor. I liked him from Lee Soon Shin...

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It's like Answer me 1997 in a whole new angle, although the oppa thing kinda shocked me I still loved the twist they did. And for the oppa, considering their not even blood related, he's so adorable and caring, AWWW. Which made me like the whole plot of Answer me 1994. But there's only one thing that made me dislike this show, why did they choose the same father again. But overall it's still a good show. :)

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