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Noonas Over Flowers: Episode 7

EPISODE 7. Broadcast on January 10, 2014.

javabeans: We open in the morning as three of the noonas gather on Ja-ok’s bed (Mi-yeon and Hee-ae with her) in their comfy new apartment, and Hee-ae tells a funny story about trying to shower last night that the production then turns into this harrowing horror scene. It really is all about editing, isn’t it?

girlfriday: I know, it would’ve been a random incident (where she locks herself in the bathroom), but the music and the weird camera angle turn it into this creepy build, like you’re waiting for someone to jump out at her at any moment.

javabeans: So we see the footage from last night where Hee-ae goes into the shower and closes the door. Shortly thereafter she’s pounding on the door calling for help, getting so worked up that the mounted cameras start to shake as she starts yelling, only nobody can hear her. We see the other noonas lounging around in their rooms, while Hee-ae’s struggle is depicted by a shot of her closed door. Caption: “Her lonely struggle continues…”

girlfriday: And then suddenly, after what seems like forever that she’s pounding on the door, it just clicks open. BUT NOBODY UNLOCKED IT. Now I’m creeped out. She probably just didn’t know how to work the knob or something. Ha, and in the morning, Yeo-jung brushes her teeth out on the terrace just because she can. That is one amazing view.

javabeans: They sit out there for a ramyun breakfast, and it’s just gorgeous out there, overlooking the ocean. It’s particularly impressive when we get the helicam view. Ja-ok spies an old man in the water and is scandalized: “He’s naked!” (He’s wearing swim trunks but yeah, mostly naked.)

girlfriday: Hee-ae opts for toast and a morning walk and texts her kids. She gets excited when her son tells her one of the pictures she posted is cute, and that he said yes when she asked if he’d come somewhere like this with her. “Do you think he meant it?” She’s adorable.

javabeans: Aw, and then she gets this text from “the teacher I respect the most,” which is writer Kim Soo-hyun. Asked what it says, Hee-ae actually bursts into tears and needs a moment to cry away from the cameras. After a while she stops and explains to her PD that it was because of the timing of the message — Kim Soo-hyun’s message is a simple “Are you doing okay? Take some medicine if you’re feeling tired out” — but it came right when Hee-ae was feeling the difficulty of travel. I imagine it’s like when you’re trying to hold it together and somebody asks really sincerely, “Are you okay?” and then you’re suddenly just bawling.

girlfriday: Yeah it’s just that one direct question that opens the floodgates. Mi-yeon takes a guidebook and goes for a walk, telling herself she can find stuff without Seung-gi. How quickly they’ve come to rely on him when they were so distrusting before. While she finds a church on her own, Yeo-jung and Seung-gi head out a little later, and she laughs when he says he got eight hours of sleep, reacting like he’s just this tiny baby. In an interview, Seung-gi says he gets along best with Yeo-jung, who is such a straight-shooter that she’s always honest and he never has to guess what she’s really thinking. I can totally see how that would confuse him, and why he likes that she’s so blunt.

javabeans: And then on the flipside, he tries to explain how Yeo-jung grabs onto his arm super tightly when they’re walking together, and it’s just this inexplicable feeling. I think he means that she’s so strong and direct, but there’s a contrast with the death grip she has on him, so it’s like the caretaking vibe goes both ways. Ha, and Ja-ok settles down for some people-watching, which she just takes to with gusto, saying things like “Ooh I think that young man would worry his mother.” The show splices in some footage of Il-sub halbae doing the same thing on his trip. Two peas in a pod.

girlfriday: Aw, so cute. I want them to go on a trip together so badly. She’d be all aegyo with the “Oppaaa~” and he would be way less grumpy. Mi-yeon discovers this cliffside cafe that’s actually carved into the side of a cliff, and has a beer with her VJ crew.

javabeans: I love her reasoning: “I’m in charge of funds, you know! I’m just gonna spend now!” That’s the nice part about skimping early on, though of course that comes with its own set of pain. Seung-gi leads Yeo-jung down this stone path and wonders what is down this path. Yeo-jung: “Maybe a prison?”

girlfriday: But then as they wander, Seung-gi suddenly says he hears Mi-yeon’s voice, and sure enough they just happen upon her cafe. Now everybody’s got a beer.

javabeans: I was gonna say this about Mi-yeon, but Seung-gi really looks like he’s shooting some luxury beer commercial.

girlfriday: Na PD watches him for a second and then suggests that it would be a nice day for a swim. Pause. Pause. Na PD: “I’ll pay you 10 kunas if you jump in the water!”

javabeans: Hahaha. Seung-gi’s all, that’s two bucks. And then he actually sits there and considers it.

girlfriday: It’s the 1N2D. It’s ingrained in you. You can’t shake it.

javabeans: They all reconvene at the apartment and then head out together, at which point Mi-yeon darts off to see a few of the crew members coming with fresh goodies from some market or other, and digs around to help herself. The boys rather pathetically protest, “But… we paid for this…” and she’s all, “Let’s share!” Boys: “But… we paid money…” She grabs a sandwich anyway and CHOMP. Come on, VJ man, gimme the reaction shots of the poor crew boys!

girlfriday: As they walk, the noonas note that Seung-gi must always be hungry because generally they eat so little. It hadn’t occurred to me that it would be an issue, but then we get this montage of the way the women order food at each restaurant (a few things to share), and Seung-gi’s confused looks.

javabeans: He’s all, “They even count salad as a dish! I’ve never heard of that before!” Because to him, salad is just a side thing, like a condiment. Do you like how the song playing as they talk about Seung-gi’s hunger is “I have a dreeeeeeeeam…” (of being full)? So Seung-gi has been having to sneak food on the side, because he isn’t going to tell the noonas he’s still hungry after all their food is gone.

girlfriday: Haha. I can’t believe he’s sneak-eating. I guess after spending years eating with Kang Ho-dong, this kind of eating, on purpose, is alien to him.

javabeans: Did he just… eat five entrees?

girlfriday: Omg. Did he really eat all that on his own?

javabeans: I saw a few hands on the side that looked like crew members, but I think he mostly ate everything in front of him. And then also took the crew’s leftovers. He rejoins the noonas for a climb up a long staircase to a nice view, and isn’t this just classic Seung-gi? Yeo-jung: “How many steps do you suppose this is?” Seung-gi: “I’ll count and tell you later.”

girlfriday: I know, I died laughing. Why is that his answer? But that’s just what he’d say, and mean it. Lol. When they get to the top, Yeo-jung remembers that Go Hyun-jung did a coffee CF here once, but all she said about the place was that it was far. Yeo-jung says she’ll go home and brag that Hyung-jung may have done a coffee commercial, but she got to drink coffee here.

javabeans: I love them together. After seeing Actresses, I just assume that’s what they’re really like with each other and it’s hilarious.

girlfriday: Seriously. Everyone else seemed like they were holding back, but those two were amazing in that movie, and exactly the way I imagined them in real life. Dramatized, of course, but just as awesome.

javabeans: Okay, this bit with the jumping picture is cracking me up. It’s because it is SO a crystallization of their personalities. Hee-ae decides to jump off a bench for one of those mid-air photos, and does this really cute, soft jump in the air. She tells Mi-yeon and Seung-gi to join her, and Mi-yeon gears up like she’s entering the Olympic event for this and gets all competitive. And then Seung-gi does a weird pose that gets marked with cartoony question marks.

girlfriday: Heh, their first attempt is too gung-ho so Seung-gi and Mi-yeon are headless, and then the second time Seung-gi misses the timing and gets caught making a surprised face as the noonas leap.

javabeans: Hee-ae just dies laughing looking at the photos, as she was the only one doing it like a normal person.

girlfriday: On their way back down, Hee-ae decides she wants to go have a beer at that cafe after seeing Mi-yeon’s pictures, so Seung-gi leads the way. She takes off her shoes and goes down to the rocks to enjoy her beer, and is amazed when a staffer mentions that they only have one more day of their trip left, because she hadn’t been keeping count.

javabeans: As they drink there comfortably, Hee-ae asks Seung-gi if he has honestly felt close to losing his temper, and he admits that the first night was rough, and while it’s nothing now, he felt the pressure then. They laugh that they would’ve fought way more if they’d come with family or friends.

girlfriday: Yeo-jung and Mi-yeon have drinks at another cafe, and Mi-yeon asks for advice on what to do when you start a project that is so different from your initial expectations. I totally wonder this about actors, who must’ve been sold on a great premise only to find that the drama sucks, but by then it’s too late. Yeo-jung says you just have to consider it like you stepped in poop, because you can’t back out once you say you’re doing something, and in the end she always comes away with something earned, like a new friendship.

javabeans: In a separate talking-head interview, she gets a little more philosophical about explaining her approach to life, which is to stick to a decision once she’s made it and not complain, because everybody suffers at some point, and she likes to laugh at ridiculous things and find the fun in life.

girlfriday: She’s a cool lady. Seung-gi says in his interview that he started this trip with that crazy elaborate extended family scenario in his head, but now he says it really does just feel like they’re family. They all watch the sunset and close out the day.

javabeans: Afterward they head to dinner, and the noonas all urge Seung-gi to meet a good woman and get married, which just seems so weird now that we all know his dating status. He’s distracted all throughout the conversation though, until finally they’re joined by the people he’s expecting, those two students they kept running into earlier whom they’ve now invited to dinner. I had totally forgotten about them, but there they are, looking super young and eager as they sit down at the table.

girlfriday: How sweet, they’ve been traveling for thirty days straight and say they were reaching a really tiring slump when they ran into the cast, which totally boosted their spirits.

javabeans: In another flashback to earlier, we see the noonas chatting with two young men who are traveling together, but who had started their trips solo and just happened to join up midway and become buddies. And it turns out that one of them is actually from Seung-gi’s high school, and for one year they’d been at the same school together. Seung-gi hears this and immediately switches to close sunbae mode, joking that he feels like he has to give the guy some allowance money now.

girlfriday: Haha, but all he has is a handful of coins like the poor luggage boy that he is, so then the noonas hand over the allowance for him.

javabeans: That totally is the thing about being Korean and traveling abroad, because you’re just so glad to see someone familiar even if you’ve never met before, and it becomes this shared experience. I’m sure it’s the same with other nationalities too, but somehow I feel like it’s really easy to identify Koreans in a crowd of strangers, haha.

girlfriday: Seung-gi talks about all the help he’s gotten along the way from strangers on this trip, and I do agree that they happened to meet some really helpful nice people. Or maybe Seung-gi just looks more helpless than Seo-jin.

javabeans: Yeah I’m surprised at just how much help he got, from the friendly hotel staff to random strangers on the street who saw that he was floundering.

girlfriday: Then it’s the morning of the last day, and I’m wondering what footage is going to be left for the last episode after this.

javabeans: Maybe it’ll be a special like with Grandpas?

girlfriday: Oh maybe. Seung-gi gets up extra early to deliver Hee-ae’s pastries, which is already routine now, and the noonas bring breakfast out to the terrace.

javabeans: Yeo-jung shows the staff the daily notes she’s been taking, which are less diary entries and more like a captain’s log of what she did that day. She explains that she does it to help remember what she did, because at this point there are more things she knows because she writes those down than through recall. I’m both sad and grateful for this tip, which I somehow feel like I should start doing.

girlfriday: I know, it’s amazingly vigilant, this daily habit. My problem is, I’ll put it off until it’s no longer helpful to start. Hee-ae decides she wants to go to the market today, and gets nervous when she’s told she’ll have to take the bus. She hasn’t taken the bus on her own since she was seventeen.

javabeans: Then there’s this whole sequence where she’s basically asking strangers for help and the music is “Pretty Woman” and she’s just being super sweet and smiley so that nobody can be annoyed when she pulls out her map and asks for directions at every step of the way. It’s almost Seung-gi-esque, the way she’s all, “How can I get to the big market? Market? Big market?” But she ends up there so it’s totally effective.

girlfriday: She succeeds in buying some seafood at the market, and even flirts with the ajusshi to try and get a discount. Hee. Meanwhile, Mi-yeon and Ja-ok have coffee and run into yet another group of Korean tourists who recognize them.

javabeans: Aw, one cheery woman takes an extra moment to grasp Mi-yeon’s hand and wish her happiness, and that little bit makes Mi-yeon well up in tears and she has to step aside to collect herself.

girlfriday: Don’t you just get the feeling like it’s been so long since anyone’s just given her simple fan love?

javabeans: I do think it’s hard being in her stage in life, like the way the older actresses talk you know they’ve got a different perspective after being lifers in the biz. But Mi-yeon and Hee-ae are in their forties now, and their roles and images are changing, and a flashback to just four days ago lets us see a bit of that as Mi-yeon says she’s hit a lot of slumps in her career and feels like she’s in one now.

girlfriday: In a different late-night conversation, Yeo-jung asks Mi-yeon what’s holding her back from taking projects, and Mi-yeon admits to being unsure how long she can act, sometimes struggling with that feeling of wanting to be the one to dump a boyfriend before you end up being dumped. But Yeo-jung gives her the advice to just take whatever comes her way and make each project a new beginning.

javabeans: Seung-gi goes shopping for swimsuits, and then orders two of everything. Uh… is he going to do that challenge after all? And is it too much to hope that other pair is for Na PD?

girlfriday: Yes please!

javabeans: Omo, it is! He walks out with these huge bags of suits, sandals, and towels, and chirps, “Let’s give Na PD his present now!” And now it’s his turn to hunt down and unsuspecting director, who reacts to the present with an agitated “Wh-why? N-no!”

girlfriday: You can see the wheels turning in his head, and he tries to process while Seung-gi tells him he has to go in the water now that he bought him a swimsuit, and suddenly Na PD starts speaking back in jondae, all formal-like.

javabeans: He does the whole guilt trip too and it’s so hilarious. Seung-gi: “I was SO NICE to get you this gift, how can you not go? Well I guess I won’t go either. [SIGH]” And Na PD finally has to be all, “Let’s take a look first.” Ha, it never ends with just a look! I love SO MUCH when the luggage boys find their way to manipulate the sadistic boss.

girlfriday: And then somehow, a minute later, Seung-gi is half-naked on the beach while Na PD holds a towel up to cover him while he changes, and repeatedly pretends to take the towel away. Don’t be a tease! He takes a nice refreshing swim in the ocean, and leaves Na PD on the shore (boo).

javabeans: Now it’s time to summarize Seung-gi’s arc over the trip, starting with his inauspicious beginnings when everyone joked that he was on the verge of being fired at the airport. He interviews that he’s been lucky to have been on the receiving end of a lot of love and praise, and not much criticism, so it was a jolt to find himself being taken to task by his sunbaes. So then he studies and runs and immerses himself in trying to do better, and now all the noonas are full of love for how well he grew up and how decent he is.

girlfriday: Later they get started on cooking a big dinner for their last night, and Hee-ae and Mi-yeon seem to be doing fine, but Na PD finds Seung-gi struggling over something and comes to pick nits: “You look like you’re about to fail at something.” Lol.

javabeans: That cracked me up. Then again, it’s Seung-gi cooking, so…

girlfriday: Odds are in your favor that failure is imminent? Over dinner Yeo-jung talks about how her one regret as a mom is not being able to cook for her children because she was so busy just trying to work enough to raise them.

javabeans: She says she was so pressed to raise them on her own that she just had no space to think about anything else. It’s so interesting, this kind of dialogue that emerges with actresses that you don’t see necessarily with actors, like Mi-yeon saying that she has difficulty letting go of this need to be the leading lady.

girlfriday: Yeo-jung agrees that her forties were the hardest, where you’re stuck between always playing the lead and not quite in mom territory yet. Hee-ae admits that it’s going to be hard to let that go, but she is slowly coming to terms with her ajummadom. That just makes me extra happy for her that she’s doing a hot noona romance next.

javabeans: Ja-ok has this cheerfully simple answer that is so her: to act your true age. You can’t change age so portray yourself within it. I like Yeo-jung’s point about this being her first time being 67, and that if she’d known what 67 was like, she would be doing everything differently. Thus everybody’s doing their lives for the first time and you can’t plan for it, so you just do it.

girlfriday: Man, I just want to be her.

javabeans: I know. I want to be her when I’m 67. I wouldn’t mind having her perspective now either, but going off what she just said, I’m just gonna have to live with being me for the first time, I guess. SIGH. Then it’s time to pack up and head off to the airport, and we get a last clip of Yeo-jung in an interview being asked, “So…. where shall we travel next?” And she blurts this knee-jerk PSH, you’re crazy! The producers laugh their heads off at her refusal, and she’s all, “Go with other actresses! There’s Lee Mi-sook and Go Hyun-jung, go with them!”

girlfriday: Oh my goodness, can you imagine that trip? I was all ready to be sad that it’s ending, BUT THEN… sometime in the future, Na PD sits Seung-gi down for an interview and asks oh-so-innocently, “If you WERE to do it again, what would you do differently?” Cut to: A mystery dinner where Seo-jinnie sits down next to Seung-gi. Eeee!

javabeans: Omo. Omo. Omo.

girlfriday: Don’t you love how they caption Seo-jin’s introduction with his age, job, nickname, and then at the bottom: “Specialty: Halbaes’ ideal type.” They ask Seo-jinnie if he watched Seung-gi’s trip, and he totally calls Seung-gi ridiculous. Ha. Apparently he got panicked phone calls from Seung-gi on the very first day. Guess we’ll see more behind-the-scenes stuff and this final dinner in the epilogue.

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Thank you for the recap.

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awesome!!! off to read now.. thanks though.. =)

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Thank you for the recap ladies :-)

I'm gonna miss NOF, especially Seunggiya <3

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Yup, thanks for the awesome recap. Sounds like another fun ep!

Btw anyone knows where I can watch the Actresses movie with eng subs? Been googling it & searching drama streaming sites to no avail. Sounds like a fun, interesting movie to catch?

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If you have access, Netflix has it for streaming.

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Hulu

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Really I googled it and it was literally the FIRST thing to pop up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=panNVGMGHTE

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Thank you for the link, I ended up watching without meaning too lol. There was something so compelling when watching it, like it's so real that there were no script. I had tears in my eyes when they were discussing divorce. Ms. Yeojung unable to work for 2 years because of her divorce wow when you think about it women do have it rough in general.

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I found it on Youtube.

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Everyone is so lovely in this. Really going to miss their interaction and bond. They definitely better do another trip! Yeo-jung can be convinced I'm sure. :D I'm surprised by how much fun she looked like she had by the end,, since I figured she'd be the grumpy one... but she wasn't at all. Totally see why she'd be easy to get along with. I really hope Miyeon acts again. She's really charming.

I never considered the food thing either. Poor guy. Though I think he had enough calories with all those carbs at the end to make up for 10 days of not eating enough.

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awww

I am gonna missed them so much .

all noonas are so awesome and cute.

I seriously want all of them noona + grandpas+seojinnie +seung gi in a trip together. But i think it will become too much stress for NA PD LOL

why do i have a feeling seung gi will be going again for a trip.*crossing fingers*

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what in the what?! Seunggi and Seojin in the same 'over Flowers' series? Well, count me in..

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if i'm not wrong, Na PD will make another GOF-esque show called Avengers with all halbaes and noonas.
but i think he won't do it soon because some cast already has next project (soonjae halbae with his new sitcom, seunggiya with his upcoming drama, heeae noona with her upcoming drama, seojinie and yeojung noona even in same loooonnngg weekend drama, and i think other halbaes and jaok noona maybe also has some supporting roles in other dramas)

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So sad that this show is ending soon!

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This is my favorite episode of the series. I feel that I connected more with the noonas and their point of view as women, and could only imagine how vulnerable that must be aging in front of the camera and how do you deal with that as an actress. I know that they have alluded to that on the past episodes, but I love that they have allowed to share a bit of themselves to us and I connected to that really well. I love their interactions and you can truly tell that they've grown more fond of each other because of this trip. Even Seung gi redeemed himself quite well towards the end!

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I don't think I like one more than the other (Grandpas vs Noonas) because they each have their own charms. With grandpas, they seem to have known each other all quite well prior to the show, so they're all pretty laid bad (minus the eating) and "cool", where as the noonas, they don't know each other well, but you can see their growing bonds and real life personalities. They're more hands one with the trip than the luggage boy vs Seo-jin who was on his own.

I really adore this show, there is always a warm fuzzy feeling it gives me. The bond, the luggage boys' problems, the PD & crew, the cast, the beautiful views; it's like watching your own family vacation video but with a twist.

I'm ready for a Grandpas AND Noonas' trip now, please!

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"They sit out there for a ramyun breakfast, and it’s just gorgeous out there, overlooking the ocean."

Hahaha, it's actually only a sea. Ocean is too mighty word for this pool.

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please tell me there's a season 2 of this and Lee Seung-gi is in it and I'm ok if they bring back the two noona (the young of course) and add 2 new actress in it
also please don't change Na PD please.

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Aww, I love them. Seung Gi is now a great porter and guide. Can Lee Mi Sook and Go Hyun Jung join their next trip. At least as guests? Na PD, please?

Thanks for the recaps ladies.

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Dear Na PD, your star Seung-gi went to the trouble to buy you match-y match-y couple swim outifits, so why did you NOT go into the water? You can dish it out, but you can't take it?

Noonas Over Flowers has captured my heart in such a special way. It was wonderful to see these actresses care for each other and for Seung-gi, especially during the first few days when he was more luggage than porter. What really tore at my heart was seeing the 40-something actresses dealing with the uncertainty of their careers, especially the transition from leading lady to mother of the leading lady. And then you get the perspectives of the 60-something actresses who have lived through that transition and have come peace with where they are in life. If I were fluent in Korean, I could write kdramas starring leading ladies over 50.

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Thanks for the recap JB and GF. I'm so gonna miss them. We witness their process of getting closer to each other. And our porter/guide has become a great one, too. <3

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Awww, I missed Seo-jinnie.

Really, he's just gonna be SEO-JINNIE in my heart and in my head.

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i love this show soo damn much. the way the episode ended we kind of feel like its all a happy ending for them. just wait for the final epiloge tonight though where they finaly say good bye maybe for some for a long time ( since NOF -2 is not confirmed and even if they go again all of them might not come)

na pd is awesome. NOF is much bigger hit than GOF as its tide and mentioned in polls in the same higher level as variety shows in major broadcast channels which have been aired for over 3 years. and since GOF will be back soon hopefully it will be also be a more of a hit.NOF/GOF to get to that level in just few episode and on a cable tv speak volumes.

i totaly get why seung gi says this trip is a turning point in is live. he has matured a lot he has learned a lot and more points for having lot of sense never ever to butt in when the women are having their women talk, he just tackfully blend into the background.he's there when he's needed. and who would have thought YJ NOONA will have a death grip on him hen he wanted to fire him at the airport and labeled him as useless. must be the seung gi effect. kudos for seung gi for not giving up or loosing his cool. and by the end all of them adore him to peicess.

when the show started i though i will like the noona's to some extent but no, now i love them all. i want all of them to do well, specially ja ok noona and mi yeon noona who have it the hardest now.

YJ noona is so badass, i mean she's 67 for godssake. i might be dead when im 67. but not her. she's a legend.

and hot hea ee noona have hot men trailing left right and enter in late 40's. #envy

pls guys do a season 2.soonishhhhh

and is just me or since seing gi have been in a relationship he is more hotter and manlier than before.

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eww shame, so many typos

*YJ NOONA will have a death grip on him when she wanted to fire him at the airport

* is it just me or since seung gi have been in a relationship he is more hotter and manlier than before.

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Flipinos are easy to spot too! yes, i tend to do that when i travel specially when i had enough of taking selca, hehhehe

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Thanks for the recap! I thought dramabeans is going to drop recaps for the show which would be sad coz I was waiting since Mon/Tues and there were no recaps.

I think there weren't many memorable moments this episode and I wish they would show more footage of them interacting with each other (plus with the staff). I feel that they are just this one big family travelling together, sharing life experiences and giving advice to the young. I love their interaction with the staff and wished they would show more of these (and their reactions). It might not be great in terms of variety and bringing laughs but it's so fuzzy and warm. It makes you want to forget everything and enjoy what life has to offer in this moment.

And yeah, Seunggi is mostly the source of laughter (plus adoration) and the noonas are sources of inspiration. I want them to travel with the halbaes too! Is that too much to ask? :P

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Love this show so much. It's great to see that the noonas are so real in their real life. Ja-Ok is really so sweet like she is in the dramas. Sad that we need to wait for another season.

Btw anyone know, what is the brand of Ja-Ok orange hand bag?

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Strangely enough, in my experience, Indians don't really band together when we travel abroad. Quite the opposite really - we generally look away when we spot other Indians

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Thanks for sharing the Actresses link @Hipployta! Guess my googling skills can be improved^^

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Na PD, the actresses & Seung Gi rocks the show. Love it!I was listening to Jung Joon Young - The Sense of an Ending while reading this recap. What a beautiful show! Makes me want to travel right away..hee

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Thanks for recapping Noona's Over Flowers Javabeans and Girlfriday!

Highlights from Episode 7:

1) Jumping in the air picture poses of Kim Hee Ae, Lee Mi Yeon, and Lee Seung Gi

2) The montage was a pleasant surprise. Reflecting and taking a moment to give thanks by showing clips of those who warmly greeted and helped them during their 10 days of travel to Turkey & Croatia.

3) All of their individual interviews and one-on-one face time with the camera or crew.

3) Dining with the 2 student backpackers that they met once while touring the waterfalls at Plitvice and then again as they toured Dubrovnik.

4) Lee Seung Gi and Na PD toying with each other at the beach and challenging one another to jump in the water to swim.

5) The Noona's opening up to the camera with a heartfelt discussion about the struggles that woman/female leads face as they age in the entertainment industry and sharing words of wisdom/comfort about how to adapt and survive it with one another.

6) It was fitting to use and end this episode with the IRIS OST "Destiny Love" playing in the background.

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Thanks so much for the recaps!

Never got to actually watch this show, but I'm gonna miss it heaps! Really felt the group-bonding this time. It's really inspired me to go there!

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I like it this and thanks for the recap :)

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I know this is a year late, but I started a captain's log of my own vacations.

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