Rating:
Average user rating 4.7
232

You From Another Star: Episode 6

I just really love this show. There’s genuine funny at play, but even as you’re laughing, the show slips in all these doses of heart, many of which catch you unawares because you’re still laughing at that drama parody or cheeky pop-culture reference. Like a sneak-attack of pathos. This episode gives us the full picture on the tragedy in Min-joon’s past, explaining why he’s simultaneously so determined to protect Song-yi while keeping his distance from her. He isn’t, however, in denial about how he feels, which explains why I spent so much time squealing into my pillow.

(Ratings keep climbing; this one brought in a 24.6%.)

SONG OF THE DAY

Thomas Cook – “아무 것도 아닌 나” (I’m not anything) [ Download ]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 
RECAP: SIXTH RECORD

Stuck in traffic with Detective Park, Min-joon makes a break for it even though that makes him look even more suspicious. His flight into the streets is partly a necessity of logic—he can hardly do his vanishing act in front of the detective—but also driven by an emotional reaction, as the scenario makes him think back to his Joseon experience:

Following the death of Yi-hwa’s father, Min-joon struggles to chase after Yi-wha, still weak from the poison. She cries for him to leave her, because she’s the one being chased by authorities and she doesn’t want him further hurt because of her. But he persists, “Did I not tell you I would protect you? I don’t want you to be hurt. So let’s go together.”

Min-joon holds out his hand to Yi-hwa, who takes it. They resume running together.

The second the cop loses sight of Min-joon, he teleports himself, landing in the lobby of his apartment building. He literally drops out of thin air, which naturally draws the attention of the security guards on patrol. Their backs are turned so they don’t see the moment of re-entry, but they’re still mighty suspicious of his abrupt appearance. They stop him for questioning, to his chagrin.

At home, Song-yi prepares coffee for Jae-kyung, who’s doing his creepy prowly thing. Granted, even his neutral face tends to be creepy, but you know. I’m not worried for her life because as far as he knows, she merely has Yura’s incriminating USB drive, and he casually wanders into Song-yi’s closet to look for it. With only a second to look, he finds nothing.

To explain his visit, Jae-kyung feigns concern for Song-yi’s condition in the wake of Yura’s death, and Song-yi wonders the same of him. Uh-oh. He pretends not to know what she means, but she says that she knows about their relationship—she heard them arguing on the boat and thought they were going to announce a wedding. She was worried that oppa would be feeling devastated for fighting with Yura just before she died.

Jae-kyung checks that she hasn’t told anybody that, then asks if Song-yi’s insomnia is improving, telling her to take care of her health. Aaaaah, it’s the kiss of death!

Hwi-kyung drops by, and the sight of men’s shoes in the front hall has him bristling jealously: “Is it that jerk next door?!” He relaxes somewhat to see that it’s his brother.

Upon confirmation that Min-joon is a resident, the guards let him go with apologies. He catches a glimpse of Jae-kyung in the security cameras and hurries away; the minute he leaves, the guards notice that all of the motion-sensor-triggered lights have suddenly flickered on for a dark floor. It’s too fast to be anything but a ghost, or a glitch in the system. Orrrrrr another thing.

Min-joon jabs Song-yi’s doorbell repeatedly, worried for her safety. I love that he’s losing his cool. It’s Hwi-kyung who answers the door, and he’s not pleased to see Min-joon, who has no time for trifles. He shoves Hwi-kyung aside with a burst of superhuman force, letting himself in (and locking Hwi-kyung out, HA).

Song-yi’s surprised to see Min-joon there, but he’s fixated on the threat and asks whether she’s okay, and whether anybody else has been by. She describes Jae-kyung oppa, then moves to open the door for Hwi-kyung, who has been pounding on it the whole time. Min-joon does that angry-relieved thing of lashing out at Song-yi when he really means to protect her, asking harshly if she’s “the kind of woman” to just open the door to any man who comes knocking.

That ticks her off, and she agrees that she must’ve been wrong to let him in then. He clarifies that he means everyone but him, but she retorts, “Why exclude you? Leave! Now!”

She shoves him out the door, where he and Hwi-kyung resume their pissing contest. (Hwi-kyung: “Just looking at him I can tell. He isn’t all that.” Min-joon: “Psh, in all my long life that’s the first time I’ve heard anything like that.” Hwi-kyung: “Oh, I’d think you would’ve heard it before.”) Fed up with both boys, Song-yi asks them both to leave and slams the door on them.

Hwi-kyung offers to buy Min-joon’s apartment, which gets flatly denied. Then he warns Min-joon that Song-yi is his woman, to which Min-joon asks whether that decision was arrived at mutually (Hwi-kyung stammers that it’s in progress). Hwi-kyung says he and Song-yi are “very special” to each other, citing their long friendship: “I’m going to do everything together with her in the future. I’m going to take responsibility for her entire life, until I die.”

Min-joon’s mind flashes to his lecture series on mating, when jealousy is the topic of the day. He calls it a childish reaction, experienced from infanthood when Mom pays attention to another child, born of a fear of losing something. Thus adults who act on it are regressing to a childish state.

Hwi-kyung warns him against dropping by Song-yi’s home again, and Min-joon declares childishly that he only dropped by because she’d left a hair tie at his place. Pwahaha. And then when Hwi-kyung wonders if Song-yi was drunk again, Min-joon clarifies, “Don’t misunderstand. She was completely sober when she slept the night at my house.”

Back to the lecture, where a student asks whether he gets jealous when he’s dating someone. Min-joon states that jealousy is a base emotion, felt by people with low self-esteem or inferiority complexes: “I have never felt it.”

Song-yi tries to visit Yura’s funeral, but her van gets pelted with eggs from angry fans, preventing her from paying her respects. She goes to her agency next, where she finds her mother raising hell with CEO Ahn for being reluctant to renew Song-yi’s contract once it expires at the end of the month.

Before she can get dropped again, Song-yi speaks up first—the agency has done such a crappy job of managing this mess that she’ll have to reconsider the renewal. She offers to pay the penalty for the recent CF cancellation (instead of the agency, as per the contract), which makes CEO Ahn vastly relieved to be let off the hook.

Stating that she intends to take a hiatus, she tells Bum he’s no longer her manager. Aw, I do love that while CEO Ahn is about to do a jig for this neat ending to his troubles, Bum shoots him a disappointed glare, since they all know Song-yi’s just doing this to save face.

Se-mi and her mother walk in, and the latter wastes no time gloating about Se-mi’s recent rise to leading lady status. Se-mi says she doesn’t want to go along with the story change: “I don’t want it this way.” She can’t be the person who swoops in when her best friend gets kicked to the curb. “If I wait, another chance will come my way,” she says optimistically. “And if it doesn’t… I can’t do anything about that.”

That’s sweet of Se-mi, as befits a true best friend, though I wonder if this is a martyr ploy to prod Song-yi into doing what she does next, which is to tell Se-mi to take the part and not feel bad about it.

As she leaves, Song-yi asks Se-mi’s mother pointedly whether she’s okay wearing high heels given her ankle injury (which was Se-mi’s excuse the other night). Se-mi freezes, knowing she’s been caught lying.

After Song-yi leaves, Se-mi admits to her mother that she already agreed to take the role, and that she lied because she felt bad for Song-yi. And yet, more than anything this encounter has stirred Se-mi’s long-simmering indignation—Se-mi finally got her big break, and Song-yi wasn’t even happy for her. Mom fans the flames, saying that Song-yi only ever thought of her as a bridesmaid—she should take this chance and show her.

Song-yi comes home to find a birthday gift at her door from a fan. But inside the box is a funeral photo of Yura with blood smeared to resemble tears. Badly spooked, Song-yi drops the box and pounds on Min-joon’s door, but he’s not home. She fumbles with her phone to call him, then recalls that he doesn’t have one.

At the prosecutor’s office, Detective Park is still trying to make sense of how he lost Min-joon in the blink of an eye. Seok has done a background check and knows that he’s “no ordinary person,” starting with his “chaebol level of wealth.”

To explain that wealth, we cut to a fishing trip where Lawyer Jang wonders how Min-joon amassed so much money (and Gangnam real estate). Min-joon explains first buying land in 1753 from a famous Hanyang real estate agent. (Aw, it’s a cameo from his Moon Embraces the Sun best buddy/eunuch Jung Eun-pyo. I loved them together so much.) That land is now some of the priciest real estate in Seoul, though at the time it was cheap stuff

Min-joon asks Lawyer Jang to slowly dispose of his holdings. Lawyer Jang muses that his impending departure is only now starting to sink in for him, and Min-joon admits that he had envisioned being able to leave readily when the time came, but there’s a hitch: “I leave a person behind me. And also unsolved curiosity, lingering attachment, and sadness.” He adds, “Death is the end, it is disappearance. That’s what I believed. Might that not be true?”

Min-joon comes home to a Post-It note on his front door, on which Song-yi has instructed him to buy a cell phone: “In an emergency, I can’t call you.” He wonders, “The person I had believed to be gone forever—has she come back after these long years to appear before me?”

Jae-kyung drops by the vet’s office, where he volunteers weekly. Quick, somebody hide the puppies! True, he’d wanted to be a vet before taking up his chaebol duties, and he does seem to show care for the animals. Onnnnn the other hand, he pets a poor dog that’s beyond help, saying that its suffering will soon be over. Back to creepy serial killer. He gets An Idea upon mention of the dog’s anesthetic, propofol. And we know him, all his ideas are bad ones.

Hwi-kyung gets more dating advice from Song-yi’s mother, who prods him to do something special for Song-yi’s birthday. So Hwi-kyung puts in a personal day at the office, which his brown-nosing supervisor accepts readily.

Song-yi finds a Post-It on her front door, a terse message from Min-joon reminding her that her finals are today, and absence results in an F. She calls her brother Yoon-jae to mock-complain about his lack of birthday wishes, and he comments on her jobs being cancelled. So she says somebody insists on a meeting today—she means the exams, but he doesn’t have to know that.

Without a manager, Song-yi decides to chauffeur herself, enjoying the drive as she takes up two lanes on the road and leaves her purse dangling outside. (A parody of a Jung Hyung-don bit.) Keeping in mind that chun means thousand, she raps about her big sister named Man Song-yi (Ten Thousand Song-yi) and her little sister named Baek Song-yi (Hundred Song-yi). It’s hilarious.

Cars honk angrily, which she interprets as loving greetings from fans. Haha. When the honking continues, she harrumphs that somebody must be menacing the streets with their terrible driving. She drops by the gas station for a fill-up, and when the attendant asks her to sign the receipt, she hands over an autographed photo of herself. Last but not least, she pulls into campus and asks the ticket booth operator to valet her car.

She manages to park (a miracle), just as another car rear-ends her. She recognizes the driver as a reporter and hurries to cover her face, telling him it’s fine and he can go. Naturally he doesn’t, and then a news van pulls up and cameras surround the car, trapping her inside.

Min-joon checks his watch throughout the exam, disappointed at the no-show. But as he glances out the window, he sharpens his senses to hear the commotion outside Song-yi’s car, where the reporter is getting increasingly aggressive with her.

Min-joon shows up to confront the reporter, using precise legal terminology to cite all the reporters violations. Asked to identify himself, Min-joon declares himself Song-yi’s legal counsel and lists the hefty penalties the reporter may have to deal with if he keeps this up. That gets the news team to back off, and Min-joon informs the smartphone-wielding crowd that circulating videos without consent opens them up to civil lawsuit.

Then Min-joon assures Song-yi she’s safe to come out. “Hide only when you’ve done something wrong,” he tells her. “Don’t just hide anytime.”

Song-yi musters up her haughty actress shield again (calling Min-joon her manager, lol), but she takes his hand (to his shock) before leading him away. That’s a sight the reporters can’t pass up, but the VJs find that the cameras no longer work. Aha!

Song-yi’s already missed her exam, so Min-joon takes her to the museum (“the place in this school with the least number of people”). She asks for some lenience given her extenuating circumstances, but he says she would’ve failed even if she took the exam, ha. He hushes her when she starts complaining loudly, and she mutters that this is why she hates museums—you have to be quiet and they put her to sleep.

But then she catches sight of that crystal hairpin—once Yi-hwa’s—and it captures her attention. Min-joon clocks her strangely emotional reaction.

Se-mi drops by her brother’s room as he sleeps, and can’t resist looking over the case files on his desk. She sees the photo of Min-joon on the boat and furrows her brow in recognition, flashing back to an encounter in her own youth:

Teenaged Se-mi buys an album for Hwi-kyung’s Christmas present, and walks by in time to witness Song-yi running off crying and Hwi-kyung chasing her. From a distance, she watches as Song-yi runs into the path of that truck. One second later, Song-yi is safely cradled in a stranger’s arms. Half in shock, Se-mi raises the camera she’d been carrying around and takes a photo.

Now she digs around to find that photo, and compares it to the one from the boat. The faces are grainy, but the resemblance is undeniable.

Min-joon drives Song-yi to her dinner date, and she takes a call from Hwi-kyung. She wonders why he picked an amusement park and says he’d better not be planning an event there, which of course he is. Flowers, lights, signs, hearts—the whole shebang. Hwi-kyung nervously says of course not, then sweats bullets when she complains about the guy who once showered her with a thousand roses (song-yi is the counter for flowers, so chun song-yi means a thousand flowers).

Hwi-kyung swears he’s not doing anything of the sort, then runs around telling everyone to get rid of the roses and balloons.

Song-yi almost calls Bum with a question before remembering that he’s not her manager anymore, then asks Min-joon if he’s up for a part-time gig while school is on vacation: How about he be her manager? Or legal counsel, or bodyguard?

He remains silent and she sighs, “There’s not much I know how to do. Since the age of twelve, all I’ve done is stand in front of a camera and laugh when they tell me to laugh, or cry when they tell me to cry.” As an example, she says that she loves coffee but hasn’t had any recently without a manager to buy it for her. Not because she can’t go into the stores, but “because I don’t know how to order.”

Min-joon asks, “How much will you pay me?” Awwwwwwww.

Hwi-kyung bristles when Min-joon escorts Song-yi to their date, balking when she suggests including him in dinner. Min-joon just tells them not to stay out too late and goes off alone.

To explain why he called her here, Hwi-kyung points to a Ferris wheel, which she always rode on her birthdays as a child. She remembers happy rides with her father, and on one particular occasion Dad had asked whether she found her work schedule too tiring. She had said she liked working: “Now that I’m making money, Mom doesn’t get mad at you anymore.” Dad had told her not to worry about money, but she had assured him it was fun.

Song-yi confirms the story, but wonders how he knew it. Ah, so that was Mom’s tip. Hwi-kyung takes her hand and leads her along… and from the far end of the amusement park, Min-joon can see them walking hand in hand using his super-vision.

Now he thinks to the museum trip earlier, and Song-yi’s reaction to the hairpin. She’s teary-eyed without knowing why: “Why does seeing this make me feel sad?”

He narrates, “That is a story like a sad dream. A story that is now like a faraway star, like a dimly remembered legend.”

Joseon. Holding hands, Yi-hwa and Min-joon run through the fields, but the torchlights of their pursuers get closer and closer. They come to the edge of a cliff, and Yi-hwa gives him her hairpin, telling him that her grandmother had told her, “Farewells should be made in advance. Because if it is truly the end, you cannot make farewells.”

Yi-hwa reminds Min-joon of her confession on the day of the first snow. “Before I met you, I had no hope for the days I had yet to live. I felt only resignation and resentment. After meeting you, for the first time I felt happy for my future. For the first time, I wanted earnestly to live.”

Yi-hwa rises to her feet, then sinks down in a formal bow. “I was thankful, and more thankful. You must return to your home. I will not forget. I cannot forget. After death, in whatever world I come to, I will not forget you.”

The officers arrive and encircle them, weapons at the ready. Min-joon steps in front and musters his powers, sending some soldiers flying back with his mind, then drops to his knees. That only convinces the men that he’s an evil being, and the chief gives the order to fire.

Arrows fly at them, and Yi-hwa throws herself in front of Min-joon. He sharpens his mind to stop them, but he’s weakened. Two land in her back.

He narrates, “There is a moment I wish I could stop forever. The moment a person I loved met death.”

Yi-hwa falls, dead. He continues, “It’s a moment I don’t want to see, I don’t want to believe, where I can’t do a thing, where I am helpless.”

Horrified, Min-joon sobs with Yi-hwa in his arms. Aaaaah, these two actors are so good together—I’m so sad that we’ve come to the end of her tale.

So now, he looks up at the Ferris wheel, which has started moving. Inside, Song-yi thanks Hwi-kyung for bringing her here, a comfort given her recent troubles. Hwi-kyung says he’ll prepare himself to be hit for saying so, but he likes that she’s been in difficulty lately, “Because now there are things I can do for you.” He knows it’s wrong (and she agrees), but asks, “Can’t you think of this as love?”

He tells her that he’d played off all his confessions jokingly because he feared losing her friendship if he’d been earnest and still been rejected. “Can’t you think of these pathetic feelings as love?” He reminds her that she’d told him she doesn’t feel bad crying in front of him or showing her bad sides, because she’s so comfortable with him. “That, too—let’s think of that as our love. Just come to me. You, your family—I’ll take responsibility for them until I die. Do all the things you want to. I’ll make it so you can.”

Min-joon hears these words from afar and turns away to go. Hwi-kyung asks her to take her time replying, but Song-yi is ready to answer now. Song-yi says, “My answer is—”

And at that moment, everything freezes. Min-joon starts walking away, thinking, “There is a moment I wish I could stop forever. And even if I must do this to prevent it, there are words I don’t want to hear.”

 
EPILOGUE

Song-yi opens her door to find a sad Bum there with a letter. He sniffles, “Noona, be healthy,” then runs off crying.

Song-yi opens the letter, which is addressed to “The Next Manager.”

In it, he warns that Song-yi can’t drink more than three drinks, because she turns into a dog and bites you. (HA, this time it’s an Answer Me 1994 parody.)

He also cautions against her using social media, and lists all the genres Song-yi can’t do: Medical dramas, because she can’t memorize the terminology. Legal dramas, because she can’t memorize long passages. Sageuks, because she dislikes the Joseon era.

Song-yi notes, “He knows me well.” Then she wonders why she dislikes the Joseon era. “For some strange reason, I dislike it.”

 
COMMENTS

Aww, he loves her! I love the echo of his reaction to Yi-hwa (the moment he wishes he could freeze) in his reaction to Song-yi, which somehow avoids the thing I usually dislike about these kinds of reincarnated-lives stories where you’re not quite sure which person he’s in love with. Perhaps it’s because Yi-hwa was so young, or heck, that he was young when he knew her (relatively speaking), but I see that story as more of the cautionary tale, the one you learn from. The parallels of Yi-hwa’s story and Song-yi’s aren’t Fate-driven—Min-joon is spurred by the first one to bring about a happier outcome in the second—and for that reason, this feels like an active romance. (Passivity and fatalism don’t really do it for me.)

I also really love that he’s arrived at love first, though clearly she’s heading there too. We could argue that he had a 400-year head start, but I definitely feel the connection between them as people in the here and now. Song-yi’s resemblance to Yi-hwa is what aroused his curiosity, but after that point Min-joon becomes responsible for his own choices, like all the times he has huffed that he doesn’t care and then does things for Song-yi anyway.

So while I’m sad to say goodbye to Yi-hwa (I suppose she could always come back in a flashback, but chronologically we’ve come to the end of her story), I appreciate that this opens the door to a new chapter in the story. Min-joon may have relived some similar beats with Song-yi that he experienced first with Yi-hwa, but this is where their paths diverge. I mean, they sure had better.

Because while the fateful reunion and the alien-who’s-afraid-to-love elements are strong and compelling, I’m eager to see what happens now, once the alien has admitted to himself what he feels. That’s, sadly for him, not where his conflict ends, because whether or not he loves her, his comet’s on his way, and is anything (or anybody) worth losing his first shot in 400 years to return home? He might get love now, but man, there’s a lifetime of loneliness after that if he keeps outliving everyone he cares for. And that’s something fresh in dramaland that I want—I need—this drama to explore and resolve for me. (Happily, of course! That goes without saying. But it’s still worth saying.)

RELATED POSTS

Tags: , , ,

232

Required fields are marked *

Thank you so much for recapping! Enjoying the show so much!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Argh that moment when she looks at the hair ornament just kills me :0
And jun ji hyun and kim soo hyun wow me as always:)

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Since we're referring to moments - I died laughing the moment Do Min shoved Hwi Kyun out the door with considerable force. Still laughing LOL.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

That extra second he waited to give a grunt after he'd been slammed up against the wall like that was priceless and really made the moment - this cast works very well together

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

and the moment he agreed spontaneously after do min joon asked them to not staying out too late and have her back early. he's naive and adorable.
i love it when hot alien being jealous.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The epilogue playing the Sassy Girl theme song killed me.

0
21
reply

Required fields are marked *

yeah that Sassy Girl reference cracks me up, if anything that was the highlight of the episode.. lol.. JJH's facial reaction to the manager's letter was so hilarious.

0
8
reply

Required fields are marked *

Now i'm all nostalgic i think i'm gonna re-watch My Sassy Girl since it's almost been a decade since i last watched it.

0
7
reply

Required fields are marked *

Great idea - even though it's only been a month for me! I love that in this episode KSH finally gets to really start acting, as DMJ starts feeling.

0
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

This drama is one big long spoof! Scene after scene of re-enactments from other dramas and movies-the latest being Sam Dong seeing (now hearing) the kissing (now love confession) scene on the ferris wheel, and before that, Kim Woo-Bin coming through the airport.
Most are from Korean dramas and movies, but we saw Notting Hill and The Red Balloon too.
So far I've seen multiple scenes from: The Princess Man, A Love To Kill, Heirs, The Moon That Embraces the Sun, The King and 2 Hearts, Goong Palace, Notting Hill, My Sassy Girl-and I'm even missing some because I haven't seen all the dramas and/or am only on to Ep.2 of re-watching to find some I've missed.
OMG-THIS DRAMA IS SO HILARIOUS!!!!

0

Totally. you see the transformation in his expressions when hes acting. In the first few episodes we mainly had to rely on his eyes to do all the talking.. but now that we're starting to explore his past and see him start to open up, his acting is really starting to rev up.

0

To be honest-and I know this could get me beat up-until I started noticing all the little parody scenelets-this drama was inexplicably boring me. Now I can't wait for the next episodes.

0

Oh cute-Flower Boy Next door...

0

when did the king 2 hearts parody happened??? I don't remember =(

0

I've been wanting to re-watch My Sassy Girl ever since episode 1 reignited my love for Jeon Ji Hyun. But after this episode's epilogue, I resolved myself to re-watch the movie and cried my eyes out at the scene the epilogue parodied. So touched for someone to know you that well. It's been 12 years since My Sassy Girl, and Jeon Ji Hyun has not aged a day. Still beautiful as ever.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

that scene actually, too, right? where Cha Tae Hyun's character leaves '10 things about Sassy Girl' for the new boyfriend to take note of.

kyaaa this writer is killing me! she makes me proud of watching this much Korean production to get the cheeky references :))

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I was thinking...that epilogue was not Reply 1994 parody... but My Sassy Girl parody. My sister and I have seen that movie a dozen times, im pretty sure they parodied Cha Tae Hyun's letter ......Hahahaha

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Agreed - these little epilogues are wonderful, and I like the attention to detail in the epilogue ("why do I hate the Joseon era so much?") that ties it back to the revelation behind Yi-hwa's death.

All these subtle nods to earlier episodes and other dramas, both recent hits and of the lead actors, are just so well done. I don't think I've watched a drama this artfully done and consistent in quality (so far, knock on wood) in a long, long while.

Can anyone think of other dramas that do as good of a job in wordplay/themes/overall quality in recent years? I can only think of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and City Hunter, but I think even those pale in comparison to You From Another Star.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

I love MGIAG & CH! Adding Best Love & Master's Sun. I think Hong Sisters dramas are really good with wordplay/themes/overall quality (except for Big & HGD's endings). Also love some of the dramas from tvN like SUFBB, FBRS, AM94, AM97, QIHM. My fave sageuk - The Princess' Man. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Watch other dramas by the same writer, in particular Queen of Reversals and You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly. In YWRIU, there was a hilarious character, a teenage son of the maknae uncle who was so air-headed that it was a pure comedy watching Kang Min Hyuck's character trying to tutor him. Later on he finds out that he is an acting genius and gives up his dream of going to a SKY university in order to be an actor. Let's just say the male version of CSY. It will be fun if he cameoed and is in a drama with CSY.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL, I thought the drunk part was a parody of My Sassy Girl.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

i think it's both my sassy girl and 1994, which is also why we're all having such a swell time spotting those gems heh

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I hope there's a Cha Tae-hyun cameo even if he's gonna be just a flashback of someone Jae-kyung killed off before (obviously he didn't start murdering people at E1, there had to be lots of practices for his serial murdering). :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

To add the list of dramas: How about FBND when MJ left the jug of (milk? juice?) with that post note saying there's an exam later on that day.

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

hmmmm never noticed that before, i can see what you mean, why milk randomly?and the post note too.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I was afraid that Jae-kyung poisoned that milk, not gonna lie...

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL! That was my first thought too!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

WOW! The story continues to pull me in and I loved the revelations we had today: MJ is caring more and more about SY, and though I wouldn’t say that he is in love yet with her, he is definitely not indifferent to her. He shows concern for her, and what happened at the end of the episode, with him stopping time because he didn’t want to hear her response, Oh my word, he cares, he is falling more and more for her, and dare I say that he is jealous as well?

When HK when to see SY and they had that conversation, I kept thinking, “where is MJ when you need him?” I wish he had been next door, listening to that conversation. Maybe it is just too early in the drama for that to happen, since we still have 14 more episodes to go.

The only question I have today (at least for now) is a translation one: on viki, when JK asked for a leave at work, he said it was because of “menstrual cramps?” Did any other beanie read/get the same translation? The boss’s reaction was not weird, so I am thinking that “menstrual cramps” must not be what HK said, and I am now curious as to what he really said. Any accurate translation would be appreciated.

I also loved the development with SM’s character, and I remember JB (I think) being on the fence about her, when we were first introduced to her. I did think she was truly a friend to SY, I wanted to give her a chance and take her as what she was showing us. I do like what I saw today, because it gives layers to her character, and it makes the drama more interesting. Also, she has a picture of MJ about the incident that happened 12 years, great! I find it interesting that she can recognize him, when she didn’t see his full face. I guess since his body looks the same…

I also loved how MJ lectured the students on jealousy and acted like he was above it, only to be jealous himself. That was bound to happen, she keeps bringing his walls down (or she tearing through them). Also I know that I had asked previously if a child had died, and if so which one, and we got our answer today. I enjoyed speculating about it though. I wondered why he didn’t stop the time then, since he could see the arrows coming. I guess we wouldn’t have a drama otherwise (where would the angst come from, and the sense of guilt and like he owes SY). He might have also been too weak to teletransport, since he dropped to his knees. I so loved her farewell to him, what she said, her deep bow, and that whole emotional scene. KSH reminded us that he is good when it comes to crying scenes. I love that now we understand MJ’s attachment to SY better (and witness watching him falling in love with her in the process), AND why he does not want to get close to anyone (why he is so detached from every one, except lawyer Jang). That experience in Joseon times must have traumatized him, understandingly.

Also so good what we learned about SY towards the end of the episode, about the fact that she doesn’t like Joseon time period, and her sadness at seeing the hair pin. I just love the writing so far, it is soooo good, and the acting goes along with it. Ah, and JK continues ot be his creepy self, probably getting his medical supplies for the animal shelter or the clinic for animals (I can’t remember what it really is).

I smiled at the very obvious PPL of Beanpole, the outdoor company KSH models for. They didn’t even try to be subtle about it, and considering what we had in Heirs, I was not bothered here. One has to get used to these things.

0
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you so much for continuing to recap this drama. I was just going to check out the first two episodes, now I have been totally pulled in. I loved that when SY got that horrible picture, she immediately went to MJ, and desperately wanted to see him and talk to him. She didn't call her manager, she thought of MJ first.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Also about Beanpole, I meant to say the outdoor clothing company, not that anyone watching the drama wouldn't have noticed that (that it must be a clothing company).

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I think Min Joon already knows he is falling for her. But I have to agree w/ java, what's the point of exploring those feelings if he will soon leave the planet or worst he will eventually outlive her. It will be interesting how the writers will address these issues in future episodes. Aww poor guy, I think he will buy a cellphone now, since SY asked him to get it. Probably the girl will call him every hour.. lol.

As for Song Yi, I think the girl is already developing feelings for Min Joon. The look on her disappointed face when he just left her on the amusement park w/ the other guy. The way she shows up for that final exam because he asked her to be there. Lastly, I like the way she opens her heart to Min Joon through their casual conversation in the balcony and car. This drama has a way of showing subtle sweetness between both lead characters, nothing over the top just simple romantic things that gets the job done.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I have another question: did SY let go of her first manager (the one who keeps calling her noona) because he is employed by her management company? Besides giving a reason for MJ to get even more close to her (by becoming her manager). Because the 1st manager seemed to genuinely care about her, and he accepted her as she was, and we see in the preview of ep. 9 that he really knew her well, and was protective of her. Did she care as much about him (and her coordinator [sp?], her costume and make-up lady. Btw, does that mean the cordi was let go as well? Just wondering).
I was sad to see him being let go. I really liked how he was with her.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah, he would have been employed by her company, so once she wasn't contracted to them, her Manager wasn't her manager anymore. Presumably that means the coordi is gone as well, although i wouldn't be surprised if we see them again.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

To answer your question as to why he couldn't stop time to save Yi-Hwa from the arrows at that time was because he was weak because of the poison he took so he wasn't strong enough to stop time
I hope that helps

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I just realised that the girl who's acting as Yi-hwa and the young Song-yi is the girl from Good Doctor.

0
10
reply

Required fields are marked *

The actress who plays Yi-Hwa is really talented. I liked her in Good Doctor too. Was she nominated for best child actor in the KBS drama awards? She wasn't listed as a winner but I liked her acting in both dramas.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Actually the scene where she died and he started crying killed me. i'm not one to tear up over anything, but that part did it. I cried although I know it's a drama - they should both receive awards for that. Also the 2 young girls the one who played Yi Hwa and her friend ( the one who saw the pic) looks like the Main actress and Yoo In Na. that's pretty interesting.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

She's so good. I cried buckets at the scene where she died.

Her name is Kim Hyun Soo. I always laugh when I think of it: Kim Soo Hyun vs Kim Hyun Soo :D

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you! Thank you! I've been trying to find out who she is.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

She's another child actor to add to the growing list of talented k-ent child actors.
She was great in Good Doctor and she's doing a great job here.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I remember her best as one of the kids from the movie The Crucible, she really is one to watch out for as a future star.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I like her too! Somehow she reminds me of Yoon Eun Hye (maybe it's her teeth? hee!). She also reminds me of the other child/teen actress I like, Shim Eun-kyung, but whose name I find hard to remember.

@ RWJQ: Good way to make me remember Kim Hyun Soo! Will have to think of Kim Soo Hyun! ;) (But after a while I think I'd get confused which name is for the male actor and which one is the child actress! Oh well, that's just me! LOL)

Just found out that Kim Hyun Soo was in Bridal Mask as well. I'd have to rewatch that to see her. I wish for all good things for her and hope she doesn't end up like Lindsay Lohan, whom I really adored when I first saw her in Parent Trap.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

She is the young Mok-dan :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Ah what a young gem of a talent!! And sooo good at displaying the correct emotions. Part of the highlight of this show (for me at least) has always been the snippets of Do Min's Joseon past. What a clever way of depicting familiar emotions and connecting them to his present state, not in a fate dictates all kind of way, but in a way which seeks to remind Do Min of the familiarity of gaining and then losing a loved one.

I've always felt Soo Hyun looked most comfortable when playing his Joseon past, and part of that's probably to do with his former role in the Moon & the Sun (Which I've only just recently had the pleasure of watching).

But it's also clear how much he's able to respond to the young actress in terms of displaying all the necessary emotions in tandem, showing great acting chemistry. What a stellar cast - they've certainly picked the right people for the job.

I can't wait for them to unleash all those emotions in the present Do Min, where it's already steadily headed. Soo Hyun's finally being allowed to breathe as an actor which I'm sure is a welcome treat for his role as the alien who forcibly curbs all his feelings, as much as it is for us viewers who are about to see this love grow a lot deeper.

Seriously, the acting is top notch from everyone so far!

Ah, I'm still a sobbing mess after the rollercoaster of emotions this ep!! Wednesday seems soooooooooooooo far away!!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

she was also in gaksital as young boon yi so i was so excited when she acted alongside joo won for good doctor. it's like the reunion of reincarnated versions of kang to and boon yi.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thank you! The show keeps getting better and better :-)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Major LOL when SY drove herself to school. I've never thought about hanging my handbag on the side mirror, I'd probably forget about it too. She's a classic! Haha.

Oh and can next Wednesday come quickly. I'm dying of curiosity to what SYs answer will be

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

i think she will say no.. but that time Min-Joon might already left so he dont hear it...

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

She reminds of the character Alicia Silverstone plays in Clueless. She even kind of looks like AS in that still above. Our heroine can be so clueless, but loveable at the same time.

Remember when Cher (Alicia Silverstone's character in Clueless) was taking that driving lesson with her brother (step) and he says: "Hey James Bond. In America we drive on the right side of the road" (because she was driving down the center). Then he asks her to parallel part; and she says "Why bother, everywhere has valet?"

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oh my great catch! SY DOES remind me of Cher especially in that driving scene - even the CLOTHES remind me of her. I'm sure this was deliberate as well, given the other nods to other dramas that this production had done and other viewers had noted up thread. Well done, Show!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The only thing I hate about this episode is that there isn't any preview at the end.

This show keeps on getting better week after week. The cast were solid and the pacing was pretty much fast and clear.

Jun ji-hyun is daebak!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

And also, LOL at the I believe music at the end. This show is really good at crackling wits. :D

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

the eunuch from mtets finally got to wear silk clothing! haha. awesome episode as usual!

0
7
reply

Required fields are marked *

I loved them together in Moon/Sun. They were the OTP of that show for me lol.

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

The behind the scenes of the two together were priceless and i swear to god the actor playing his eunich cried as filming wrapped.
So cute.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

now i have to go hunt down the bts!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The BTS of Moon/Sun or You from the stars ?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Did anyone else think that when so-hwa died and kim soohyun screamed is reminiscent of kim soohyun crying and screaming in moon/sun?

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

*yi-hua not so-hwa

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

*puts up hand* Me! :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

DEAR GOD, THE CHEMISTRY

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The ending part was a reference to My Sassy Girl!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The "I Believe" playing in the end was priceless. Oh Show I will marry you this second if you ask me to.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks for the recap. I love this show, too!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Love the show..love the recap..I got nothing but LOVE ???

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

OH BOY this episode!!!!! All my feels were activated....especially at the end scene! We all know she's gonna say no....maybe now the thick-headed chaebol-to-be will understand fully now...sorry its just that i hate it when men are possessive esp with women that don't even like them back!

UGH and the moms in this show! I wanna stab them both....SY mom more!!

I can't wait to see what they do with [email protected][email protected]!!!

Color me excited for the next couple of episodes!!!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Har har, the epilogues at the end of each episode are such a nice bonus. This show is juggling cameos, references and parodies well on top of LOL-humour and touches of heart. Kim Soo-Hyun's first angst scene in this drama... eeee, so good as usual.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Random but... Am I the only one who thinks that the prosecutor looks like a very young Song Seung Heon? Like..how SSH looked back in the early 2000s? *scratches head*

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Really? I didn't see that....maybe I'm just drunk over dramas...and all the idols dating confirmations since new year....haha!

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Actually I'm curious as to how old was he when he first came to Joseon? Gawd, he's more than four centuries old!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I thought the epilogue was an interesting parody of My Sassy Girl. This drama uses the OST of the drama/movie that they making a parody of, so it's really obvious and fun.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

There is not one single thing wrong with this show. Knock on wood, everyone.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOVE. THIS. SHOW! I was so worried when all I knew was the premise.

I was also wondering about the "menstrual" excuse Hwi Kyung gave the boss....

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I LOVE SE-MI'S CHARACTER.

No, seriously. I'm so tired of the "bitchy" characters with no depth. The minute Se-mi said that she wasn't doing the drama and telling that to Song-yi--I just had a feeling it was a lie. THAT is how I view a conflicted person who's been the nice girl on the sidelines to react. From the episodes aired so far, it seems like Se-mi is generally a very sweet and nice girl. She has supported and been there for Song-yi. However, all that time it seems like Song-yi really didn't do as much as she could have appreciating Se-mi as a friend. It's very telling that Se-mi points out that she's always congratulated and supported Song-yi in her success and when she finally gets something big, Song-yi can't genuinely congratulate. Because obviously, the reasons surrounding how Se-mi got the role aren't great. Song-yi could have called Se-mi out on her lie right in front of both their mothers--but she didn't. Se-mi was the one who admitted it to her mother.

Just yes. Good job, Show. Very happy with character development. Please don't disappoint.

And obviously all the feels with Min-joon and Yi-hwa. It was such a refreshing contrast to see him so emotional to his present self.

Show, you were the drama I was waiting for all this time! I've been having trouble watching Korean dramas but I think you're the one to pull me back in again! <3

0
8
reply

Required fields are marked *

I like Semi's character too! There's only a fine line separating her from the darkness of being the evil 2nd lead and it always makes me nervous the she'll eventually go there. She's a fragile girl and if someone lightly pushes her to the dark side, all her frustrations and locked up emotions will just burst out. The saddest thing for me is that I think both of them, Semi and Song Yi, really love and care for each other. I'm really curious as to what's going to happen to Semi next. And Yoo In Na is playing the character really well'.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I don't know. I do not think that the series has showed enough of SeMi to decide whether I like her yet. (Although I do love Yoo Inna & kinda feel she's been underutilized in this drama.)

However, her part may pick up. There is obviously some restraint going on to set up the question of her motives and we, the viewers, are sort of waiting for her to strike and stab SongYi in the back at any moment. Or the writers could fake us out and SeMi could really just be a nice girl (which I think is unlikely).

However, I feel she is going dark very soon. I found it very odd (on a rational level) that out of all the things to make her go to the dark side, she gets miffed because SongYi was not "genuinely happy" for her when she got the chance to be the lead. The fact that SeMi lied to her "BFF" and made up a lie as verifiable as her mother breaking her ankle, then got caught in the lie, would lead a reasonable person to conclude that it was the reason for any of SongYi's untoward treatment of her. But she seemed to ignore the fact that she'd lied and attributed SongYi's failure to rejoice in her possible big break as not being genuinely happy for her after all the years when SeMi was happy for SongYi. Not only is that a flimsy pretext (and lazy of the writers if they go this route), it is also not a true reflection of SongYi's character.

Based on what I gather about SongYi, I think she would be happy for her friend to get the recognition she deserves. SongYi is a bit self-centered and spoiled but not ungenerous to the people she cares about. And there has been every indication so far that she genuinely cared for SeMi even if she was a bit of a neglectful friend and never bothered to obseve SeMi enough to see that she has feelings for HwiKyung. If SongYi is guilty of anything, it's a lack of empathy and mistakenly thinking SeMi would be content to follow her instead of leading the way.

0
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

Agree with this. They are setting her up for the dark side, and I have a feeling that the photograph she took in the past will end up in the bad guy's hands. Which will interest him greatly (I'm guessing he's not just human either).

Also agree that Song Yi's reaction towards Se-Mi was completely understandable. Se-Mi lied, so no surprise that SY wasn't genuinely happy for her. She is probably feeling hurt that her friend wasn't straightforward with her about the phone call.

I found the whole twist with the photograph not very compelling. There's no way she would have seen MJ properly – it was a dark and snowy night, she's standing too far away to be able to see properly. Same with the camera. She wouldn't be able to take a picture were she can actually recognise the facial features on those kind of light conditions... nor is the CCTV image particularly clear. She'd have to have the eyes of our alien.

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Maybe they'll pull a Cruel City and EVERYONE will be an alien

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I completely agree with you alua and i will also be disappointed if this is how they turn SeMi dark because it is lousy.
On another note, I am also almost 100% positive that Song Yi will say no to the other guy especially since he is not just offering marriage but offering to cocoon her. I feel that she has more of a backbone than that and would not want to be that dependent on him. at least not anymore

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Reply to "I found it very odd (on a rational level) that out of all the things to make her go to the dark side, she gets miffed because SongYi was not “genuinely happy” for her when she got the chance to be the lead."

My take on this is that she knows that she's guilty and she knows why Song Yi's facial expression is not enthusiastic. She's trying to justify lying to Song Yi.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I assume that it wasn't just that one moment that made Se-mi go to the dark side, but rather an accumulation of losing out to song-yi and playing second fiddle for all those years. I think the fact that song yi was not genuinely happy just upsets her further and perhaps acts as a catalyst to further push her to the dark side. All the bitterness and jealously was probably festering underneath and now that the girl's FINALLY gotten her chance at a lead role, she's going to take it no doubt.. And once she does, she'll feel like she's stronger. No more goin' back, says se mi.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@Eun ha Funny... I think the opposite. I hope they don't turn Se Mi's character into a backstabbing one. God knows she has plenty of provocation.

The reason Song-yi couldn't congratulate Se-Mi was because it was clear that Se Mi lied to her twice. Song Yi is no fool - she's pretty upfront herself and whatever her faults, is an honest person. Would it have been too much to ask for Se-Mi to level with her and tell her that "look, I am being offered your former part as lead actress, and as much as I love you, being your BFF and all, I'm going to take that part, because it's too good an opportunity to pass up?" I fully believe that if she leveled with her friend, Song Yi would have at least congratulated her.

No one wants to be made a fool of - and this manipulating streak of Se-Mi where she clearly lies to get a certain response from her friend is quite frankly disturbing.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

LOL I think the epilogue was a parody of My Sassy Girl (with the I Believe ost by Shin Seung Hoon and the part where Cha Tae Hyun decides to give up Jun Ji Hyun's character and advises her blind date on her personality, etc..)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I absolutely love the Schrodinger's Cat-esque ending. MJ isn't sure he wants to know SY's answer to HK's question, so he freezes time -- as long as time is stopped, her answer is both yes and no, and he doesn't have to make any kind of decision about what to do. It's beautiful, and I can totally relate to that.

Gah. This drama is definitely my crack of the new year.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I wish there's some more rom-com for I can't take anyomre seeing tragedies from MJ's past. Besides the DMJ-CSY, and YSM and LHK in the loveline, I'm sure there's another room for another loveline which involves (it's too cliche, but I'm gonna say this bravely): 2 human guys, and an alien girl (who might still be under the theory of the UFO news appearance in the previous episode). Now, the writer can't leave that one no matter what.

Plotline: Do Min-jeong (if that name really come true on this drama) finally found her Oppa who has become SY's bodyguard, and she reminds him to come back home for everyone's sake, including SY who is human, and is about to suspect the aliens' identity.

To make him promise never to hesitate to come back home, Min-jeong goes undercover as a female secretary (well 2 is better than 1 for CEO who need lots of hands in cleaning up his bloody mess) to clear Song-yi's name and to stop more dead bodies dropping by, the male secretary (portrayed by Lee Yi-kyung, and I wonder why there's no credit of him in the casting list so far) is told to get close to her since his boss doesn't trust this girl for some reason unknown.

But, the secretary eventually falls for her, and has a change of heart that makes him defy his boss's orders. However, things get more complicated with Song-yi's rude-and-troublemaker brother Yoon-jae to fall for Min-jeong too.

He met Min-jeong while he was surrounded by gangsters in a dark valley. When his hand was about to be broken, Min-jeong use some alien-badass-fighting-skills. Yoon-jae is safe, but instead of saying thank you, he yells: "I would have done better if you didn't appear, Miss."

Now Min-jeong reminds herself that this isn't the time to be involved with any male human in the midst of forcing her Oppa to keep his promise to come back home. Plus, you don't want to either fall for an immature brat talking banmal to you or to fall for a bad guy doing bad things for his bad boss. But, love is like a drug that you can't resist it.

This fantasy to appear on this drama may not come true, but one thing this drama must need is another alien (a female one to please the male audiences) to appear and meet Min-joon for an alien reunion.

In the meantime, I'm enjoying the suspense and funny antics Song-yi has yet to offer. :)

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I totally love this show!!!..i've been crazily obsessed on shipping them since the thieves...great actors with an explosive sizzling chemistry in a hands down daebak drama..what more can i ask for???...what a wonderful way to welcome 2014!...

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Haha my sassy girl parody is daebak!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm confused.

So MinJun couldn't freeze time or use his full powers to save the girl, so how exactly did he get away alive then? Because weren't they determined to KILL him but leave the girl alive?

It's weird that he couldn't freeze time either when he was so worried that something happened to Song-yi in the beginning...

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

As JB said, MJ was weakened because he was poisoned by HK's father so that's why he wasn't able to freeze time completely.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

He tried to stop the arrows but he was too weak to do so. There was a scene where the arrows slowed down but eventually hit her. How he survived it afterwards is another story and I hope we see it soon. :)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The chemistry between the two is unbelievable I can watch these two all day, love their interactions.

Actually Best drama in a long time after last years shockers I can finally get back to enjoy Korean dramas

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

aww I admit I teared up during the ending scenes...

but seriously... what is up with Kim Soo Hyun and Ferris wheels!?!

In Dream High he got his heart broken when he saw Suzy and JinGuk kiss in a Ferris wheel and how here he's at another Ferris wheel and doesn't want to go through heartbreak...

from now on... kim soo hyun must avoid Ferris wheels. lol

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Totally true! HAHAHAHA

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This show gives us quite a bit of nods to other dramas/movies -- the heirs parody, the answer me 94 drunk biting quirk, the sassy girl parody, the princess's man-esque sacrifice with the arrows, and then the dream high ferris wheel scene. Can't forget the cameo from our king's eunich from MTETS. Surely this director and writer watches alot of k-dramas.
Keep em coming. I always love the meta.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I'm really enjoying this drama. It's definitely getting better than what I was expecting.

Hmm, profol ... SY better watch it. That evil murderer is damn creative in his murder methods.

SM ... so this's what prompted her into 'shedding' her good fren/buddy to SY after all these years ? Now that you know MJ being that one person who saved SY years ago, what will you do about it ?

Seok ... hey, my gut reaction about he and SM being siblings turned out true. Can we have more of your scenes ? Will you be the one who brings your sister back to 'reality' ?

When will it take for SY to know that she loves MJ ? Her actions know definitely say so ... pounding on his door after that fright, wanting to call him on his mobile when she's in need, etc.

MJ ... so that's what broke your heart and your faith in love ?

Hmm, now I'm reluctant to think of the ending ... will MJ choose to return home at the end of the 3 months ? Or will SY follow him home on tha spaceship ? There's no such thing as choosing to grow old (physically) with the one you love after 400 years ?

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I just knew that the PD for this drama and Deep Rooted Tree are actually the same person after reading an article about Kim Soohyun at allkpop. Oh Jang Tae Yoo PD-nim, how do I love thee?

The story is picking up but the actors just did it for me in this episode. They're so good. T^T Especially Yi Hwa and Kim Soohyun in that Joseon scene. I literally clapped coz the acting was so good. And the girl was the one who played little So Yi in Deep Rooted Tree. You'll be a big star, dear.

I love this drama so badly that I force people around me to watch it so that I can have an excuse to watch it again. I already recruited 2 people. hihihi.

Anyway, this week's going to be looooooooooooong. See you next week~ Thanks for the recaps, javabeans!

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

That'a good Ideal indeed.
I wil do the same,Thanks for the idea.:)

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The My Sassy girl reference in the epilogue had me laughing so hard!!!
This episode was sooooo good!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

My biggest question after watching this episode is why MJ didn't stop the time when he was in the car with the detective. He could have stopped and teleported to SY's apartment to protect her. With YH, maybe he couldn't use his superpowers because he was poisoned and weak. But why couldn't he use his powers this time?

As for YH, I still don't know why her binyeo (hair pin/stick) was jade only its head part and the rest was wooden. What is the story behind that?

Yihwa means "pear blossom" (white, pure and innocent) whereas Songyi means "blossom" (so Cheon Songyi could mean sky blossom or snowflake, also white and pure). So both heroines have flowery, pure innocent names and I wonder if that signifies anything?

0
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

I thought the original jade end of the hair pin broke off when Yi Hwa used it to stab the man her in-laws hired to kill her. That's why it's a broken hair pin that she gives to our hero which he eventually donates to the university museum.

0
3
reply

Required fields are marked *

Thanks, must have missed that part.

But that makes me wonder why would someone keep the painting that a Joseon gisaeng (whom he almost kissed) gave him (granted it is a Shin Yoon Bok after all) for his eyes only in his secret den/library, but donate the hair pin the only human being he ever loved in 400 years' time gave him to remember her by before throwing away her own life in order to protect him?

0
2
reply

Required fields are marked *

Good point. Pure speculation but perhaps it was precisely because it was so precious to him, he donated it so it could be preserved for posterity? That doesn't really work though, because if it were so precious, wouldn't he want to take it with him as a momento when he returned home? Oh, just enjoy and don't analyze too closely for minor inconsistencies (speaking to myself).

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Or maybe it was too painful for him to keep that hair pin because it will always remind him of that tragedy ...because if he has it, it will be a constant reminder to him of the painful death of YiHwa..and I think he kept the painting as an appreciation only to that gisaeng's feelings!

0

I guest maybe he just can freeze the time when h around there. if he stopped the time then went to SY's, the time is moving, then the detective will be shocked since he just disappeared. at least, when he run away, there could be a lot of obstacles as an excused.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah, he could have just stopped time while in the detective's car and then teleported back to the apartment but then that means he would have disappeared (in the detective's eyes) out of thin air.. which is basically outing the fact that he has supernatural abilities. That's why min joon had to get out of the car and keep running until he was out of the detective's sight before he teleported.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

You forgot to mention that the whole epilogue was a parody of the letter scene in My Sassy Girl!

Love this drama.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

This drama will really be the death of me!!! It's SOOOO GOOD!!! always excited to watch the next episode!

have my own theories but I will let the Show take me wherever it wants me to take because damn it's a great ride!

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

not gunna lie. i teared up a bit when yi-hwa jumped in front of min-joon to save him. wow, they are good together.

seriously loving the pacing of this drama and the OTP. jun ji-hyun is killing me over and over. she. is. awesome.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Is it possible that Min Joon will have to go back but instead the chaebol will end up with Cheon Yi?

(I don't mind, I like both guys :P)

0
6
reply

Required fields are marked *

Doubt it.

I wonder if she might go back with Min Joon. Se-Mi's mom said that the fortune teller could not see anything in SY's future, that it was all dark. Which might mean she left planet earth...

That said, I'm not sure if the fortune teller can be trusted and, more so, it would be a very unusual ending, not the kind kdramas generally have the guts to go for.

0
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

Hey, that's an interesting theory. A dark future could just mean she doesn't exist on Earth any more. I think I'd be pretty okay if that's what happens in the end.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I would be okay with it, but they rarely, if ever, do these kind of endings in doramas.

Plus, there's the question of SY's family – she probably wouldn't want to leave, at least, her brother behind. The mom's more questionable, but the dad (is he still alive?) she probably wouldn't want to leave either.

Meanwhile, we've got no idea why kind of alien family Minjoo has been pining for for 400 hundred years (hence, lazy drama writers* are more likely to let him stay on earth than take SY to some unknown corner of the universe.).

*don't get me wrong, I'm loving this drama so far and I appreciate that they are giving is a heroine that feels fresh, but I don't think they are going to go an atypical ending.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I think he will stay. And I am guessing that sharing fluids with an earthling may cause him to age. But that is just a guess.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

That is an interesting idea. I like it to explain his aging process if he decides to stay. It wouldn't be something writer's just threw in at the last minute, since viewers have known from the first episode that he doesn't mix fluids.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I swear if they make the alien stay on earth for another 400 years.....!!!! (Insert the hulk here).

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

gawd that guy´s worse than Min Joon Gook. the latter even could pull out some sympathy for him, but this guy is just born evil. he is a demon spawn.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

oh my gahhh i love him. how he does everything silently, unsuspectingly, but so profoundly. TT__TT it's been so long since a good drama <3

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

So I didn't watch Gu Family Book, but I did read a couple of recaps.

Is it just me, or is this show kind of a modified spin-off of the Gu Family Book ending, made good?

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Oooh that is something to think about.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

"She asks for some lenience given her extenuating circumstances, but he says she would’ve failed even if she took the exam, ha." He just wanted her around. :3

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Loving this story!! I hope it continues to be all sorts of awesome, because it has all the makings. *crosses fingers*

I hope they keep Se-mi conflicted - I don't want her to be totally evil. That's no fun.

And seriously...did I miss why the bro is evil? We're 6 episodes in and I don't think we've gotten a reason. It better be good.

And I totally recognized the eunuch as being from moon/sun, but didn't make the complete connection that it was HIS eunuch!! LOVE THEM!!! I agree with someone above - THEY were the OTP :P

I'm a sucker for connections like the museum one - it totally caught me off guard, and I felt like it was a poignant moment.

I'm hoping this drama ends well. On one hand, I want our OTP to be together, but I hope they figure out the whole 'I'll outlive you' issue.

0
4
reply

Required fields are marked *

I think Jae-kyung killed the eldest brother, Hwi-kyung and Jae-kyung mentioned that their eldest brother died and he was supposed to run the company...

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

I agree he most probably wanted to be the heir and figured out a way to safely get rid of him. I guess success went to his head and he got rid of some other inconvenient female before he got rid of the diabetic guy.
What is interesting that he never dirties his hand but has his henceman do it. In these modern times isn't he taking a chance that his worm will turn on him?

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Do you think they'll give us a reason why the brother is evil? I wonder if it'll just be like "oh, he's a bad guy" but they don't actually explain it. It's like, that's just what he is.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Did you notice that piece of metal around JK's finger, it looks like a nail and he always twirls it when he's about to kill someone. Maybe there's a story behind it.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

The part where she said "my answer is..." and suddenly everything went frozen, then boom, it ended left me cursing at my laptop cause it was the part where my heart was pounding so fast and I was eagerly waiting for the answer (which I hope is a no, so she could be with Min Joon, nyehehe) and now I have to wait for Wednesday to come. Wednesday seems so far awayyyy~
Anyhoo, the show is just daebakkkk!! :D

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I dislike the Joseon era too. When I first read that this drama will be about a Joseon alien I was not interested but the addition of Jeon Ji-Hyeon made me want to check it out and boy am I glad I did.

Thank you JB for the recap <3. This show has the right amount of everything that I love in it and I didn't expect it to be this delicious.

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I loved the SongYi-SeMi scene. The way SongYi tells SeMi to take the role felt so layered with pride, encouragement, truth then the juxtaposition with her pointing out of SeMi's lie was that much more amazing.

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeap those few lines the besties exchanged is the highlight of this episode to me. Both didn't said explicity what they are thinking or reveal the truth they know, but the scene is so nicely written and portrayed to the extent where we, as viewers, can tell that things would be different even if we don't want to- friendship, fame, personality.

I just hope Se Mi will not become too bad a character for us to dislike/hate. Looking forward to Yoo In Na's acting to portray her character's change. She has never acted a 'bad girl' role before. I just realised Se Mi resonates her character in 'Best Love' - they are all stars, but Se Mi in this drama has more depth in terms of character portrayal.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

ahhh,its killing me..i cant watch it now,so i am spoiling myself with recaps! thanku

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

"OH NO, WHERE IS MY BAG"
oh my god i laughed so hard at SY's trip to school, JJH is absolutely brilliant in this drama

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *

Does anyone else have a sneaking suspicion that Jae-kyung may also be an alien? The way he looks up at the camera in the elevator, like he knew he was being watched, seems pretty spooky. This would also be a good way of ramping up the danger factor too...

0
5
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yup. The way he looks at the camera. And that ring of his, I feel like there's something with that.

He may be somewhere in the 400 years past too...

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah, that ring of his looks ominous... made from a nail, no less. Just imagine if it was a coffin nail from his first kill...

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

I just cannot see Jae Kyung as an alien… an evil person yes, but not alien… sadly all too human. I also think he may have killed his brother but why the sudden change from wanting to be a vet to wanting control of the company…. unless wanting to be a vet was a lie and a distraction…. o_0

0
1
reply

Required fields are marked *

Yeah, I reckon he may have killed the elder brother too. As for the sudden change in heart - in the words of lawyer Jang - why can't a doppelganger exist? Maybe the real jae kyung was taken over by something long ago, leading to the eldest brother's death and his wife's divorce / ?death.

Haha, I should probably stop with my ridiculous speculations now...

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

@Sungsta My personal theory is that Jae Kyung is a psychopath and the reason why he likes working with animals is the pleasure he derives from euthanizing them. You could literally feel his satisfaction radiating from the screen when he was going to put that poor puppy to death. Other people would have dreaded it or at least gone through it as something they had to do, but Jae Kyung actually looked forward to it. That is why I think those scenes at the Vet were so relevant. Also, I think that's why he wants to keep his work hidden.

Another reason why I call him a psychopath is his willingness to use murder as a solution to his problems. So far, we have seen that he has killed two people, possibly more. He murdered his colleague by tampering with the diabetic medication when he felt threatened because the colleague was planning on an investigation; he murdered his lover by drowning when she threatened to out their relationship and now he is planning to kill SongYi. Other people would look for alternative solutions to their problems. So I truly believe he is evil and I want to know where the writers will go with his character.

0
reply

Required fields are marked *

There English Sub for My Love from the Star Episode 6 has been released and watch WITHOUT ANY ADS... @
http://www.dramacool.com/my-love-from-the-star-episode-6.html

0
0
reply

Required fields are marked *