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Girl Who Sees Smells: Episode 10

Mu-gak and Cho-rim spend some time together as a new couple, which is a good thing — they’ll need that bond to be unbreakable as Lieutenant Yeom gets closer to discovering who Cho-rim really is. But she’s not the only one, and Cho-rim’s true identity is at risk of coming to the attention of the one person who could pose the most danger to her.

EPISODE 10 RECAP

Suspicious that Cho-rim seems to remember a woman who was a victim of the Barcode Killer, Yeom gives her a long searching look but decides not to mention anything at this time. She hides the sketch she finished alone, and suggests she and Cho-rim go finish the one they were working on. Mu-gak hangs back, telling Cho-rim to stick to the facts, which earns him a raspberry for his bossiness.

Yeom sends Cho-rim to the vending machines for drinks, and while she’s out of the room, takes a photo of Cho-rim’s ID card. To stall for time Yeom suggests they start from scratch, since Cho-rim keeps nixing every adjustment they make to the photo, saying they’ve all got the wrong “feel.” But they’re unsuccessful at creating the exact face in Cho-rim’s memory tonight, too.

After Cho-rim and Mu-gak leave the station, Yeom pulls up Cho-rim’s ID number in the police database, and discovers that former-detective Oh is listed as her father. She remembers asking him if he’s hiding the witness who’s supposed to be dead, and finally puts the pieces together that Cho-rim might actually be Choi Eun-seol.

Mu-gak seems more disappointed at the failure to reproduce the face than Cho-rim is, and begs a beer from her to cheer him up. She stops at the bathroom first and runs into a pervert, who jumps out the window giggling. She can see traces of cigarette scent left from his left shoeprints, and and drags Mu-gak outside to help her track the pervert.

They follow the trail to where it stops under a tree, and Mu-gak goes on to see if the pervert possibly got on a bike. But he’s actually up the tree, and leaps down giggling and runs off with Cho-rim right behind. She chases him into the street, but a truck barrels down on her, and Cho-rim is frozen with a sudden memory of being hit by a car.

Thanks goodness Mu-gak manages to swing her out of harm’s way just in time, but cuts his fussing short when he sees Cho-rim’s shocked face streaming with tears. She says she just remembered the moment of her accident, and all Mu-gak can do is fold her into a warm hug and tell her it’s okay.

He takes her to her house and does the dishes for her, while she relaxes and sprays a bit of perfume for relaxation. Cho-rim only remembers the accident itself but not what led up to it, but Mu-gak encourages her that it’s a good start to regaining her memory.

Mu-gak’s nose starts to itch and he gets Cho-rim to scratch it for him since his hands are all soapy, but Cho-rim is the one who realizes that he actually felt something. She lightly pops his forehead but he doesn’t feel that, so she whaps him hard, hee.

He shoots her a dirty look but says he still didn’t feel anything, then gets a flash of genius. Mu-gak puckers up and asks her to test if his lips can feel anything, and Cho-rim gives him a shy little peck. He angles for a bigger kiss and gets another smack on the forehead, and he says wonderingly that THAT felt ticklish. His entire face lights up and he sneaks a few more kisses in while she laughs at his excitement.

Jae-hee inspects the day’s fresh ingredients for his restaurant, and Cho-rim shows up to work early to ask if she can watch the chefs prepare for the service. Jae-hee tells her that ingredients are the most important things to a chef, and asks how a performer like Cho-rim chooses her ingredients for comedy.

She says that she looks at things with an eye towards how to use them to make people laugh, and as an example she sticks a watermelon seed on her face to mimic an ugly mole. Jae-hee does laugh (I told you to stop smiling like that!) and says that he thinks Cho-rim is very funny, and it makes him want to know more about her. It’s just flirty enough to make Cho-rim preen a bit, and make me nervous for her.

Mu-gak reports back to Yeom, who’d asked him to look into Detective Oh’s whereabouts. Apparently he quit his job and his phone is turned off — he’s nowhere to be found. If abandoning Cho-rim is his way of protecting the girl he promised to protect, it’s a terrible plan. Yeom tells Mu-gak only that Detective Oh knows where the witness is, and that finding him is their only way of protecting her.

Yeom takes Cho-rim for ice cream, asking pointed questions about her past and her memory loss. Cho-rim tells her how she remembered the face after eating the soup, and Yeom says it must be a sense-memory from when she was younger. She asks if the woman she remembers might be Cho-rim’s mother, but having seen photos of a woman that Detective Oh told her was her mother, Cho-rim denies the possibility.

Later Cho-rim helps Detectives Ki and Yeh put together a sketch of the bathroom pervert, which leads them to identifying him in a park (where he’s apparently watching something nasty on his phone, and enjoying it immensely, ewww). They arrest him for installing cameras in women’s bathrooms.

The detectives all go for lunch, where they run into the Chief of Police. He asks after Mu-gak’s injury and offers to buy their lunch, and they immediately upgrade their orders to something more expensive, ha. The chief left his phone behind, and Mu-gak draws the short straw to run it out to him.

When he gets outside, he sees Detective Oh talking to the chief’s attendants, and follows as Oh enters a coffee shop nearby. Detective Oh meets with the chief, who asks why Oh didn’t take the cushy job he offered to him. He says he can’t give Oh any information about the Barcode Killer case, so Oh makes a vague remark about how he doesn’t want to talk to anyone about the chief, either. Huh. Interesting.

It’s definitely blackmail, because Detective Oh pleasantly tells the chief to bring the information he wants about the case to him, if he doesn’t want to worry about the people around him. He borrows a pad of paper from the waitress to write down where he’s staying, and after the men leave, Mu-gak borrows the same pad. He uses a pencil to make a rubbing on the paper, revealing the location that Detective Oh wrote down for the chief.

Jae-hee is putting the books that Baek-kyung borrowed from him away in his Murder Library (luckily, he doesn’t seem to notice the letter written to Cho-rim) when his phone notifies him that Mu-gak is making a call to Lieutenant Yeom. He hears that they have an address for Detective Oh, and writes down the address when Mu-gak reads it off, aware now that the police also know the witness is alive.

Yeom heads to the address to confront Detective Oh, and while she’s gone, Detective Yeh comes running to tell the rest of the team that the Barcode Killer has been caught. They’ve found the man whose blood was left on that rebar, but Detective Ki says it can’t be the killer, because the guy who is a DNA match is an arsonist.

It turns out, Jae-hee had nothing to do with that man being at the scene — it was just a coincidence that Mu-gak flushed him out from where he was hiding after starting a fire nearby. Mu-gak suddenly realizes that if Jae-hee has a gash on his arm like the arsonist, then he had to have been at the scene to know to mimic that injury. And if he was at the scene of the sting, then he had to have also been at the storage unit.

Mu-gak revisits Baek-kyung’s storage unit himself, looking for more clues. He wonders what it was that Baek-kyung was trying to tell him, and notices the two missing books in the series on the shelf.

Jae-hee goes looking for Detective Oh at the address Mu-gak discovered, which turns out to be a restaurant in Gangwon Province. He’s surprised when the waitress calls him Detective Oh, and she points to where he’s out parking cars. Thinking fast, Jae-hee walks in front of a car while Detective Oh is driving, and fakes a back injury.

He gets Detective Oh’s contact information and pretends to be badly hurt, so that Oh offers to drive him to the hospital. They drive away just as Lieutenant Yeom arrives, missing each other by mere inches.

Interestingly, when Yeom asks the restaurant owner about Oh, he claims to know of nobody by that name even though he’d just been talking to him a few minutes before. Yeom sits to eat and asks the waitress about Detective Oh, the same one who just pointed Jae-hee to him, but she also pretends not to know him.

Cho-rim calls Mu-gak to push back their date today, since her cooking show team is meeting at Jae-hee’s house, and he’s running late. When she hangs up the phone, Mu-gak gets a thoughtful look on his face and orders the cab driver to change destinations. He checks his texts, and sees one from Yeom telling him that there’s no Detective Oh at the location he gave her.

Jae-hee is given a clean bill of health at the hospital, and Detective Oh begs him to let him buy lunch as an apology. Jae-hee declines but agrees to tea, and while they’re at the shop he gets a copy of the text that Yeom didn’t find Detective Oh at the restaurant. Mu-gak had responded that he was possibly using a pseudonym.

Oh belatedly recognizes Jae-hee as the famous Chef Kwon, mentioning his connection to a couple of the Barcode Killer’s victims. He expresses a particular interest in the case and, aware that Oh’s a former detective, this sets off all of Jae-hee’s warning bells.

The men drive back to the restaurant, and this time Oh sees Yeom there looking for him. He carefully keeps his back towards her until she drives away, and asks Jae-hee to call him if he needs anything in the future.

Believing he has two hours, Mu-gak enlists the help of the man who had previously found Joo Ma-ri’s missing wallet. He turns out to be a locksmith, and jimmies the lock to allow Mu-gak entry into Jae-hee’s house. Looking around for anything suspicious, he sees little Moong-chi scratching at that same door again, and lets himself in.

Unaware that Jae-hee is heading home early, Mu-gak finds himself in a below-ground food storage area, not unexpected for a world-famous chef. But further into the room is Jae-hee’s large elaborate dressing area, and Mu-gak stops to look through a few of the closets. Behind some suits, he exposes a wall of television screens, presumably where Jae-hee watches his captives while they’re trapped in his home.

Jae-hee gets home at the same time that Cho-rim arrives for the shooting, and the two of them go inside. Mu-gak hears them talking and stands trapped on his side of the door, unable to escape. Jae-hee goes to change clothes and Cho-rim watches Moong-chi scratching at the door, and realizes that she can see Mu-gak’s blue crystal scent wafting from under the door frame.

Thinking fast, Cho-rim knocks a glass pitcher onto the floor and shatters it, which stops Jae-hee from opening the door and revealing Mu-gak. When Jae-hee goes to get a broom, Mu-gak quickly slips out and Cho-rim motions for him to leave. Whew.

It’s Mu-gak’s turn to sit on the Bench of Shame while Cho-rim gives him a tongue-lashing for putting himself in danger like that. He humbly thanks her for saving him, but when he can’t explain what he was doing there, she gets angry at him for hiding things from her again. All he’ll say is that he suspects Jae-hee, and that he’ll do anything to catch his sister’s killer.

He asks with tears welling in his eyes if she knows what it feels like to see a family member lying dead, when she’d just been on the phone with them, not knowing that that’s almost exactly what did happen to her. Though we know now her parents were only unconscious at the time, the young Cho-rim didn’t know that.

A bit later she sits holding his hand, and he apologizes for snapping at her. Cho-rim asks if his sister was pretty, and when he says she was, Cho-rim holds her own hair up next to his face to see what she must have looked like. Cute. He shows her a picture, and tells her his sister’s name was Choi Eun-seol.

They go to Cho-rim’s to watch her on the cooking show, both of them now in their comfy clothes. Mu-gak adorably gapes at his girlfriend on television, laughing at her funny antics as she makes a hamburger. She cringes at herself, and shoots eye-daggers at Mu-gak when he quips dryly that the dress he bought sure is pretty.

Cho-rim’s phone blows up with texts from friends congratulating her, even people she hasn’t seen since school. Mu-gak does the dishes again while Cho-rim watches with hearts in her eyes — who can blame her, a guy who does dishes is damn sexy. She peppers him with getting-to-know-you questions, excited when he seems to have all the same preferences as she does.

Cho-rim gets up to give Mu-gak a backhug, and he stops washing dishes to turn and face her. With a smile, he says that he shares all her same preferences because he came to prefer them after meeting her. He asks her to stay by his side and continue defining what kind of person he is, and gives her a sweet hug. Oh, swoon.

Oh, HAHAHA, he drops a plate and Cho-rim startles out of her daydream, still sitting at the table staring at him. She decides to make it real and gets up to go for that backhug, but slips on the soap on the floor and knocks herself out. I’m so embarrassed for you right now.

She wakes up in bed and finds Mu-gak lying beside her, and he hugs her close and says he’s sleepier than he’s been for a long time, asking if he can stay where he is and sleep until morning. They snuggle in happily, but Cho-rim’s stern voice snaps Mu-gak out of his daydream this time, as she catches him lying in her bed, grinning and snuggling her pillow. HAHAwhoops.

She says her head still hurts and he pulls her down on the bed for a real hug. She asks more questions only this time he purposely picks the opposite answers as hers, so that they can do both things together. Cho-rim cringes at the cheesy line, and Mu-gak is just all, “You just now noticed?” He pulls her in again and lays on more cheese, making Cho-rim giggle.

The next day Lieutenant Yeom thinks about Mu-gak’s personal involvement in the Barcode Murders, and how she’s figured out that Cho-rim could be the missing witness. She calls him for a meeting, and tells him that she’s sending him back to his old job — he’s off the case.

Mu-gak protests, but Yeom says that he’s too close to the situation and that his personal feelings are getting in the way, and even endangering her job. She says that his trespassing at Jae-hee’s house broke the ethics code, and Mu-gak says that he told her about it because she’s been understanding so far, and he trusted her.

Yeom won’t budge and tries to leave, but Mu-gak grabs her wrist and asks why she’s doing this now, all of a sudden. She only thanks him for his hard work and leaves him there. On the way out she addresses the other three detectives who were hanging outside the door, telling them there’s a meeting in an hour to redistribute responsibilities now that they’re down one team member.

Jae-hee is filming an episode of his cooking show at his home, and Cho-rim prepares for her segment. One of the techs approaches her, calling her Choi Eun-seol, assuming she’s going by a pseudonym for television. She’s surprised Cho-rim doesn’t seem to recognize her, as she says that she and Cho-rim used to be very close.

Jae-hee’s head snaps up when he hears Cho-rim say the name “Choi Eun-seol,” and he interrupts to send her to the Murder Library (okay, he doesn’t actually call it that) for a cookbook. In the library she finds the book, which happens to be one of the ones Jae-hee lent to Baek-kyung.

It’s on a high shelf, and in getting it down she knocks several other books off the shelf, along with the envelope from Baek-kyung. She reads the letter, and her face freezes as she takes in Baek-kyung’s confession that he almost killed her, and the line where he called her by her real name: Choi Eun-seol. Meanwhile Jae-hee wonders what’s taking so long, and goes down to the library to check on Cho-rim.

She’s so engrossed in reading the letter that she doesn’t hear Jae-hee coming up behind her, until he puts his hand on her shoulder to turn her around. He asks what she’s doing, and looks curiously at the letter, as confused tears spill down Cho-rim’s face.

COMMENTS

Oh this is bad, this is so very bad. Cho-rim’s only hope of getting away is if she can somehow manage to keep Jae-hee from seeing that letter, but since he pretty much looked right at it just then, I’m guessing he’s going to want to see what she found in his library. I’m terrified for her.

This whole episode was an exercise in frustration and confusion for me, though I know all this is right on cue for the flow of the story as we start to wind up towards the big showdown. I’m mostly annoyed with Lieutenant Yeom’s behavior in this episode, because while I know she’s doing all this in order to solve the case, I feel like her human compassion has sort of taken a backseat lately. I know she feels that Mu-gak is starting to become a loose cannon in acting on his own, and she’s not wrong. But she was wrong in letting him be part of the investigation team in the first place (since detectives aren’t supposed to be allowed to work on cases in which they are personally involved), so at the very least he deserved a discussion about his behavior and maybe to be allowed to at least consult on the case, given that he’s the one who’s made the most important strides forward in solving the murders of any of them. I don’t know much about how these things work, but it seems that when you’re trying to catch a serial killer, you don’t send your smartest detective back to the police box without even letting him help from the sidelines.

Especially since Yeom didn’t exactly gain her information about Cho-rim in entirely legal ways. I’m pretty sure that even a detective isn’t allowed to go in someone’s wallet and take photos of their ID without their permission, and use that information to dig into their personal background. Of course, finding out where the witness Choi Eun-seol is, and if she’s really alive and whether she knows who the killer is, is of critical importance in solving the case. But if she suspects that Cho-rim is that witness, and she knows that she has lost her memory and that finding out about her past could do serious emotional and possibly mental damage, Yeom could be going about her information-gathering in a better, more legal way.

Also, I am just so confused about whatever is going on with Detective Oh. Obviously it’s not so simple as I assumed — that he took on Cho-rim’s care and pretended to be her father because he wanted to protect the witness. First off, he doesn’t seem interested in helping her recover her memories at all, which you’d think would be his top priority if he really does want to solve the Barcode Murders so badly. Second, he keeps leaving her alone, apparently for weeks at a time at least. He did initially seem worried about her welfare when she was still in high school, but lately he doesn’t seem to care about her much at all. He just leaves, not telling her where he is or when he’ll be back. That’s not a reasonable thing to do, for a man who is supposedly trying to protect her. And last, what does he have on the Chief of Police, and how does that tie into the Barcode Murders, if at all? So many questions. Not to mention, we don’t even know why he’s so invested in solving this case in the first place… so invested that he reinvented his whole life to “adopt” Cho-rim.

But at least all this is tempered with plenty of cuteness from Cho-rim and Mu-gak as they build their new relationship together. I loved to see them talking and getting to know each other, and Mu-gak getting in plenty of smooches and cuddles as Cho-rim gets used to having him around. He’s been so lonely and emotionally closed off, it’s nice to see him really smiling and happy for the first time since he lost his sister, and being rewarded with a girl who likes him as much as he likes her. And I love seeing that his dry sarcasm and her snappy temper are still there, so they aren’t afraid to really be themselves with each other. I just want them to get a little bit more of that bonding time in, before her memory really starts to return and they both have to face the truth about their as-yet-unknown connection. They’ll need to face this as a strong united front if they want to get through it intact, as a couple and as individuals.

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Really doesnt like Shin Se Kyung...the more i watch her the more i dislike her. She really cant act. Sometimes she didnt have good facial expression..but sometimes her acting is too much. I just watch this drama because of Park Yoo Chun...so bad u have partner with her

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She's doing fine with me, too bad you can't get her acting. And overall she does have good chemistry with everyone else on the cast, not just Yoochun, although theirs are really adorable.

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@Ic

Agree.

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Funny, all I can think from watching this show is how she has been wrongly cast repeatedly in melodramas when she should have been doing rom-coms.

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Hahaha!

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SERIOUSLY. no one should let shin se-kyung do anything but romantic comedies ever

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really don´t like your grammar. the more I read, the less I understand what you are trying to say.

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She misses many of the more subtle acting tones, and she is guilty of overacting rather often, but that goes with the genre. There are very few competitors from her acting fach that DON'T have the same weaknesses.

She's not here for subtlety though, she is here for the comedy. And, boy, she delivers.

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she is actually an actress that is cast in non mainstream films which mean she is very good at expression since unlike manstram movies the directors care about other directors opinion and NOT movie goers
so they cast only according to talent

and it is the first time that directors and audience have different view

i vote for the directors
if you cant understand her acting it means you DONT understand subtlety
and should watch more INDIE films

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and just to clarify since you seem to be confused about genres and casting

kdrama - the script is the most important thats why people who dont like specific script usually wont like the cast

mainstream films - are only for profit and light entertainment therefore cast popular and good looking cast

nonmainstream\INDIE - are directors vision and they want to be praised by other directors and NOT the audience therefor they cast according to talent and the ability of the actors to deliver their vision on to the screen

shin se kyung is usually cast in nonmainstream films therefor she is cast according to her talent

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Sorry, but this doesn't make sense. Non-mainstream films can have bad actors. Or bad scripts, bad directing, bad cinematography, etc. Although a lot of good, critically-acclaimed films tend be to non-mainstream, non-mainstream does not equal good. And being in a non-mainstream film doesn't automatically mean an actor is good. Even assuming the directors want only good actors, that doesn't mean they have the luxury or ability to choose only good actors.

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@nara

That's not genre, that is media. Two different things.
I could challenge your statements towards K-drama and mainstream movies, but that would be beside the point.

INDIE: Not all indie directors try to impress their peers (or even accomplished directors). In fact, many of them try to make films that (a) they themselves are satisfied with and (b) that allows them to make more films (which means they have to appeal to potential investors - yes, indie productions need money too).

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elly im writing here since i dont have a reply on your comment
anyway although of course you can have a fluke and bad judgments on indie films also the AIM is different
and shin se kyung throughout her film career is chosen by indie and praised by indies film directors so it cant be a fluke

dont you think that if she is cast in films more than any other kdrama actresses that acted with park yoo chun it means something?
and NOT in a rom-com but usually in unique roles?
and other very popular kdrama actresses are not chosen as leads it means something dont you think?

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pongo - again i will reply here
i understand that you like mainstream films but it doesnt change the fact that they are deemed lesser in the film industry
and are aimed at specific demographic audience

dont take my word for it
read on the internet everything in open to view

about jon family actually bringing family into a discussion make the argument invalid ask any debate clab member

and psychology 1o1 any person is most influancial by their family
so his standards are bsed on his father and sister standard
so if for example his sister complained aafter not being cast her opinion becomes his

just a bit of psychology
if you a university student yet
either one of you
then im sorry and my comments ARE a bit early for you

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@nara

Do you know what the term "mainstream" means? There are mainstream productions targeting specific demographics, of course (which would bring us back to the topic of film genres), but "mainstream" implies that it targets a broad majority instead of some specific minority or subculture (as some indie films do).

"they [mainstream productions] are deemed lesser in the film industry"

That is, of course, not true. There are elitist people in the film "industry" who think that way, but they are a very small minority, and even they concede that, just because mainstream films are usually junk, so are indie films.

Yes, used to be a long-time university student (got a couple of master degrees and a PhD), but by academic, I was referring to my post-doc/assistant professors years. That's why I'm so obsessed with reasonable arguments and always over-analyse trivial media productions like K-drama.

My sister wasn't an actress. I already mentioned that she worked as an assistant director and director. She is quite fond of indie productions and very often complains about the mainstream movies (especially nowadays), but she is somehow much less fanatical about it than you seem to be.

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First of all, I didn't talk about her performances in other media productions, I talked about THIS performance in THIS television miniseries.

Secondly, just because an actor is cast in non-mainstream films does NOT mean they are good at X.

Thirdly, you seem to be under the impression that there is some kind of dichotomy between "mainstream" (which is evil) and "indie" (which is good). You are wrong.

Fourthly, most of SSK's film roles that I remember where NEITHER mainstream NOR indie.

Fithly, subtlety at expression is NOT the only dimension on which acting talent is evaluated.

Finally, well, I watched a lot of actual indie films. May have something to do with the fact that my father was an actor and my sister worked on more than a dozen indie movies as a director or directing assistant.
I'm (painfully) aware of HOW actors and actresses are cast for these productions.

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it is a dichotomy and genres are types so it is correct
if it was good all film student would aim to make a mainstream film which they dont
and all the film that are taught (unless historically) in film schools are indie
mainstream films encourage stupidity since they dont demand any thought from the viewer

media is a name for all types of communication channels
in the same media different types are genres

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and about family connection it means that obviously your bias and probably too influential by your father since you didnt bring up your own education on the subject
and i dont know what you qualify as indie but if you dont see the dichotomy and difference btween them then they are probably not indie

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ssk roles

acoustic - omnibus film
hindsight - film noir
R2B- although not indie first of its kind in korea therefor casting very important (and even actor rain was sent to the hindsight premier to give his approval on her acting ability)
Tazza 2 - although popular extremely artistic film read the description and the reviews

maybe you dont understand the idea of indie and recognize it just as a short verg. of the word independent which is no longer the only meaning in film schools at least

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@nara - all I see is you spouting a bunch of word salad in response to Jon G's fairly valid and reasonably expressed points. Your dismissal of 'mainstream' film vs indie films is based on the flimsiest of logic, and resorting to personal attacks on Jon G's family background accusing him of bias doesn't help your case either.

I think Shin Se-kyung is ok here, not reinventing the wheel or anything but she fills this particular role well enough.

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"it is a dichotomy and genres are types so it is correct"

Now this is not only utter nonsense, it also has nothing to do with the discussion.

"if it was good all film student would aim to make a mainstream film which they dont and all the film that are taught (unless historically) in film schools are indie
mainstream films encourage stupidity since they dont demand any thought from the viewer"

A wrongly devised strawman argument that isn't even consistent to itself.

Not all film students want to make mainstream, non-mainstream or indie films. Some want to make all three kinds of films.

Drama school does teach neither indie nor mainstream films exclusively. You examine and analyse mainstream films, commercial indie films, non-commerical indie films, and a lot of other stuff. (How do I know? Well, you see, several people in my family studied at drama schools. And I found that pretty cool.)

Neither do all mainstream films encourage stupidity, nor do all indie films encourage thought. In fact, a huge number of indie films are just plain stupid and can only endured once you switch off your brain. (Same is true about many mainstream films, but, again, not ALL.)

Wow, so many elementarily wrong mistakes in that short statement.

I don't "rely on my family connections". I myself am an academic and have very little active experience in drama, but you can imagine that, because of my family background, I was exposed to all kinds of dramatic media from early age.

Your list: Hindsight is not an indie film, neither by the production company, nor by director nor by the production values. I don't know Tazza 2, but considering that it sounds like the sequel of a mainstream film (Tazza), well ...
That leaves Acoustic (which IS an indie film), where SSK had less than 15 minutes of screen time and her subtle expression acting was non-existent. She was cast for her great visual contribution and a fantastic empty stare, and she really did a good job there.

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just to clarify

genre - is any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria

Media - covers so many meanings

i guess we learn in different schools

im obviously NOT american and where i come from holiwood filfs and mainstream films are treated as telenovela (exept platform wise)
are what directors aspire for

the brain should be treated as a mussel is probably a familiar concept for you

have to admit, started to watch kdrama for the purpose oflearnng the language
(best way to train your brain)

and the repetitive of this type of genre makes it easier to learn

and i have to agree i DO find mainstream the most stupid
and never watch it unless there is a specific reason to

but then again people can do what they want as long as there is awareness
and the lack of it is what scares me the most

and having continuously stupid and silly female characters scare me the most since im afraid that all the work that my great grandmother till my mother did to improve women status was in vain and NOT because of mens opinion but womens opinion

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Dont hate her so much, you might end love her one day. I read a lot of people has problem with her face, that is motionless.. I dont know, maybe plastic surgery cause her face numb to move? I just appreciate her chipmunk face that is complement with yoochun's.. But since she has a lot of haters/people not favor her acting from her previous dramas, it takes time to make people fall back for her.. But honestly, her history will always stamped on her image with knet

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I like the chipmunk cheek couple as well.

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chipmunk cheek couple :D

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Are you serious? Plastic surgery??? She is known as a natural beauty since 9 year old when she debuted as a model of SeoTaeJi poster. You should search her childhood pictures.

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Her cheek bones seems high, and her nose is unnatural. It seems she has modified her natural looks.

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idk Shin Se Kyung's history but the comparison above can't prove she had plastic surgery. People's looks can change they grow up... She doesn't even look that different in the 2 photos.

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@miricia

Girl is looking so cute and pretty already back then. In my eyes, these two photos don't look like before and after p/s at all, more like before and after make-up! :)

As we grow up, our facial features will change a little here and there, no? I hope ppl will give this girl a break. I don't know, maybe it's just me, I find her likable.

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Really? This is the first role I've seen her in where I absolutely loved her. That look she gave Yoochun when he said it was her dress that was pretty was hilarious! I think she has comedic flair.

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I agree with you. This is also my first time watching SSK acting, and despite all the negative criticism about her acting, I find it good and very suitable for this drama. Yes, there are times when she has a tendency to overact, but that's hardly noticeable and since this is a rom-com and she's supposed to be a comedian, it's fitting. I find her other expressions very good and subtle too, when the situation calls for it. And it's better than having very little expression or only one expression for almost every situation.

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Yeah, this show is over the top. It seems to be the style for this show for it to be a little cartoony. I've been enjoying it; esp since it makes it easier to forgive the show's problem areas ( like almost everything to do with the detectives and their Scooby Doo level of competence).

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I love her acting in this drama too. I think she didn't do too well in Fashion King, but she really delivers on this show. She's an actress who doesn't care about how she looks when the camera's rolling, which is what I really love about her.

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Shin se kyung improved, but I see there's still a whole bunch of people who still think she's a bad actress.

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Ikr, for example some people on koreandrama.org are quite harsh against her and still hate her acting.

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SSK's acting is better. She's decent but not good enough. I don't think people are jealous of her history of really bad acting. LOL
She's not that pretty IMO. Some people said she's plastic.

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I don't think she's. I think I saw him in one of Seo Tai Ji's MV as a child. She looks the same.

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Shin Se Kyung is a natural beauty. haters spreading rumors i guess

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I see her as a "work in progress" actress. For now, she is eye candy at best but she's very slowly improving. I would put her acting on par with the likes of Suzy and Krystal.

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Wow. Suzy and krystal? SMH.. She is definitely better than them.

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definitely not suzy and krystal...those too are bad in my opinion.

maybe IU if you're comparing to idols

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This is my first time seeing ssk in a drama, and I think she really does a great job here. I enjoy seeing her act. I ship her with chunnie, to the extend that I wouldn't mind if she really ends up with chunnie in real life, lol (I like their age gap actually, 4 years is perfect for a couple, and the girl should be younger than the boy). If suzy took this role, I think the murim couple wouldn't be as good as they are now. Riteeee?
btw, Owh~ Cho Rim~♥♥♥♥♥ (hugging part on bed scene) makes me swoooon

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@miricia

"If suzy took this role, I think the murim couple wouldn’t be as good as they are now."
Thank you suzy for rejecting the role? lol

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I agree, I doubt I would enjoy the drama nearly as much if Suzy had been cast

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Lee Min Ho will get jelous if suzy as cho rim . Too much skinship lol

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omg i didnt even consider this a possibility beacuse all i see is mugak being a couple of the century and everything else is dark.

i mean, im usually petty for bad actings (go ara in replies, ugh no), but this time im blinded by the cuteness.

i think she fits the genre though.

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Lol you are really a hater, i saw the same exact same post at koreandrama.org.. Except your username!!

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@Aprilrain

I hate haters. Can we have Chef Kwon kill them haters instead? And make sure they never be reborn, lol. Why waste your life hating?

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Park Yoo Chun's acting is not that great as well but they have improved a lot. I am currently enjoying the romance part but the police works are pissing me off, can't they be anymore incompetent. geez

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You mean the same Park Yoo Chun who's playing Choi Mu-gak here? No way, leave my Mu-gak alone, he's doing an awesome job here.

But I guess this is the kind of reply the hater above wants to see.

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Sigh, why do some people (not just above but also in the comments section in general) automatically dismiss as 'haters' anyone who has opinions opposite to theirs? She didn't even say his acting was terrible, she only said 'not that great'.

This is coming from someone who is enjoying Yoo Chun's performance in this drama quite a lot.

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when i first read bad comments about ssk i thought that kdrama viewers are stupid and immediately went to look for local forums in my country
luckily although most people here still dont watch kdrama since they deem it as telenovelas therefore unfitting intelligent
people some people starting to and non of the people in those forums thought she was bad
i was so relieved i guess we are smarter

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i really don't see how that makes you "smarter" :|

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Lmao! You are such moron that it is honestly entertaining.

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Let me correct your grammar and make the sentence a little bit readable: (help me guys!!)
I really don't like Shin Se Kyung. The more I watch her, the more I dislike her. She really can't act. Sometimes she doesn't have good facial expression and sometimes her acting is too much. (But is used if the first statement contradict the next one, remember this kid~) I watch this drama just because of Park Yoo Chun. It's unfortunate that he has to partner with her.

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Is picking on the grammar necessary though? We all understood what was meant.

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I just want to 'teach' someone, you know what I mean

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No not really. Instead of replying with why you think SSK is a good actress you instead try to browbeat the commentator's grammar. Obviously if you understood what he/she meant then that whole little show there was unnecessary. Stick to the topic and don't call anyone a "kid" as though you were some kind of sage. If you think someone is an idiot have some balls and just say it.

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I apologize for my statement before, too caught up with the situation.. I'll stick to myself, end. Plus, can we keep this comment section positive?

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U want to teach me and correct my grammar? If anyone here understand what i wrote, it doesnt matter about my grammar. The topic here is not my grammar but about SSK. I think everyone here have right to speak about their opinion aboutactress or actor, about their acting etc...if u dont agree with my opinion, its okay. It doesnt matter with me...

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I came to love and adore SSK because of this drama. I actually saw her only once on WAMLAW but stopped in the middle coz I couldn't stand her character haha! I find her very pretty and back then I thought that she'll look good with Chunnnie coz they both have the same face shape and adorable round cheeks. Been reading about her bad acting from netizens and continues until now. As for me, she delivers everything for me here. What I appreciate most is her being spunky without being irritating. She's naturally and effortlessly delightful and winsome. My greatest pet peeve among Kdrama actresses esp in romcoms is when they're loud and hysterical. Latest case in point is the character of HJE in KMHM. I was turned off right off the bat at ep 1 on her airport scene and never looked back haha! So I conclude that it is pretty much based on the characters they played that the viewing public forms their impressions and opinions on actors and it's hard to shake them off esp if they've done a string of bad characters.

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"she delivers everything for me here."
Agree. You are doing fine girl, keep it up!

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I think Shin Se Kyung is ok for most of the show, and I admire how she goes all out for the comedy scenes. But her overacting in the more serious moments really throw me off. Like so many Korean actress, she seems to just default to the wide-eyed, innocent deer-in-headlights look. It's frustrating because I do find Mugak's character believable (charming, even) so I really want her to be able to match up.

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We evolve as people by listening to others and hearing different opinions. So let's not attack each other personally and instead focus on having a meaningful dialogue, which is enhanced by different thoughts and opinions--implying that people are "haters" for simply having a different opinion and that certain people should be "killed" is neither funny nor respectful.

I respect what everyone is saying about this drama; I personally haven't been able to watch this drama in its entirety. From what I have watched so far, though, Shin Se Kyung is a beautiful actress whose acting talent is very lacking. She's still young and green; perhaps her talent will also evolve and grow. On the other hand, she's great at comedic timing, as showcased in this drama. She just needs to work on those more serious moments that require a more nuanced performance.

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I can't blame them, it's the way how these out-of-nowhere people put their words that agitate readers here (especially those who are really following this drama). Some are obviously not watching the drama but are here to create a mess, for reasons only they know.

I bet if your comment was the first comment here, the replies will turn out differently. It all boils down to respect. If you know how to comment respectfully, then respect is what you will get in return. Respect begets respect. Peace.

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Why oh why does the first comment on a really enjoyable drama have to hit such a sour note? It's enough to make a girl want to give up reading the comments even if it means missing some really insightful observations.

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Agreed. She isn't the only "terrible" actor in this drama, Nam Gong min is the most boring second lead in kdrama. I actually like the casting in this drama. It gives him a chance to do something different which I think suits him well. It's also proved that Shin Se kyung is much better suited for comedy.

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Its frustrating isnt it...but oh well..people have their own preferences..its okay...just scroll down,and look for positive comments..:)

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"Why oh why does the first comment on a really enjoyable drama have to hit such a sour note?"

Obviously a hater. She's just out to grab people's attention to her and off the drama, because she's jealous the drama is gaining so much love and attention from the readers here. Shame on her.

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Hahahaha i am glad that my comment become the first comment. So everyone can see how bad SSK in acting. Just watch more in her acting. this is a good drama and i like when this drama have so much love. But it will be better when u dont put SSK in it.

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hahahaa
actually i became her fan after watch it
she created beautifull chemistry with park yoo chun , like damn great that i cant get over it

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SSK a bad actress? Wrong. I think you are the bad actress, not her. You are acting to be a Park Yoo Chun fan but I don't buy it because your acting fail terribly lol

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In the past, SSK was a really bad actress who seriously ruined Deep Rooted Tree, Fashion King, When a Man Loves, but now in this drama TGWSS, she's doing okay.

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Not Deep Rooted Tree, she was good in that. If she wants to take on serious roles again, go back to TWDR production team. They at least will know how to bring out the potential in her.

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I am not an actress..i cant act thats why i dont become an actress. But as an actress, she should act good. Dont u think so? I am not Park Yoo Chun fans too..but i think he is a good talented actor. SSK is lucky because she has beauty face. That s the only gain she has. But she has poor acting. U guys should watch her in crying scene.. its so bad..i dont believe its her original tears?? She is too overacting in some ways..and some scenes she has no expression like should someone push her to give her example to act..

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You know what. Korean viewers actually surprised at her really improved acting. She is being praised by the most korean viewers that she's perfect for oh chorim.

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What an ending for this week.I don't know how will cho rim escape from this psycho.this drama does balance the cute and spooky parts.

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my bet he just passes it off as saving something ebassing from his dead 'friend' or something like that..too early for him to bare his real face

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"I don’t know how will cho rim escape from this psycho."

I guess, Cho-rim will very likely be left of the hook for now, because they are too many people present in Chef Kwon's house at the moment. I'm more worry what will happen after. It's like the killer know his witness but not vice versa.

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Exactly. For all we know, if Jae Hee knows that Cho Rim's the missing witness, it might be more "interesting" for him (and his sick mind games) to keep her around longer, since he's getting fond of her *shiver*.

Especially if he knows that she can't remember his face. She's the only living witness, as long as she can't remember, the police can't touch him.

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Nor steering wheels, for that matter.

"Oh, there is a person standing 50 meters ahead. I could
(a) slow down by the use of brakes
(b) change to the other lane that is empty
(c) honk frantically."

Then again, the driver is probably just a character in another drama and just received the news that
(a) his/her mother has cancer
(b) he/she is pregnant out of wedlock
(c) his/her spouse as an affair
and is emotionally too occupied to pay attention to the road ahead.

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This explains a lot!

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Lol!

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naah! he got diarrhea and need to rush to find a toilet as soon as possible :)

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Case in point: watch Falling for Innocence Ep 10!

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Or you could accept that many drivers in Korea *will not stop* - even if you have right of way. (Last year, a friend and I saw a girl almost get hit by a bus. It was a pedestrian crossing, the pedestrian signal was green - and the traffic light therefore red for cars - and had her friend not pulled her out of the way, she would have been struck.)

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i know it was horrible and shocking to be at the scene. but now that is was over and no accident that actually happened;
girl, you saw a real-life drama!
i wonder if the friend of that girl is a male.
are you sure no camera or filming crews around there somewhere?

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I'm thinking, when all these scenes might look ridiculous to us, like we can't help but scream; why are you flashing the lights and honking, just step on the goddamn brakes, easy as that.

But it actually happens in split seconds, but in dramas, they've to slow everything down to show the viewers what's happening, and it ended up like they've ample time to step on the brake, when that may not be the case. I don't know if you get what I mean, but yeah.

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Ummm. I don't think so....I've had a few close calls with other drivers and never did I just honk my car. Actually it never occurred to me to honk but rather slam the brakes and steer the car away. THEN when I'm safe I honk and swear at the other driver. It is just bad writing. Honestly this isn't the most solid story I've seen...This writer has a bit of a bad track record but ratings tend to be solid so I guess a lot of people just excuse the random gaps in logic cause they like the main pairing or whatever.

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As someone who has traveled extensively in Asia--including Korea, I find that many drivers--especially truck drivers in many parts of Asia--don't know breaks.

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Thank you LollyPip for this recap. I find myself refreshing the website solely for this recap. Like you, I found this episode very frustrating. Why is Yeom using them, then leaving both of them out of the loop? She figures out the image and then intentionally makes mistakes so OCR can't get the same image. She uses all of CMG's ideas, but kicks him off the team. Knowing that the rest of her team are mostly duds. IMO, the only person she is helping by keeping OCR and CMG outta the loop is the killer. If the chef finds out the OCR's identity and hurts her, it would be all Yeom's fault.

Like you said, the rest of it was really nice. The OTP has amazing chemistry, and plenty of cute to offset the frustrating plot holes (a big part is how Yeom has poor peripheral vision as a good detective).

I guess the downside to OCR's being on camera is that more people from her past are likely to recognize her as CES. So now it's a 3 way race, chef, cops, and our OTP. Hopefully she recovers her memories soon too, and gets the necessary protection from our hot killer chef.

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Exactly. She is so unprofessional in many ways. Letting Mu-gak on the team, then kicking him out without explanation, figuring out the image then purposely screwing it up in front of Cho-Rim, and, as LollyPip mentioned, taking photos of Cho-Rim's ID when she left the room.

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I believe the actress playing Lieutenant Yeom did her best in projecting a cool, upright and professional aura in her role as a policewoman in a position of authority. But too bad her character is written inconsistently and at the whims of the writer who places plot development above all else.

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I think that Yeom decided to kick MG off the team to protect him.
She knows that Eun Sol is Cho Rim and about MG's sister, she know that the two are dating and are on their way to be in love. MG is smart, give it a few more days and he'll figure it out. I think Yeom doesn't want his sudden happiness to come crashing down so soon

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But Lt Yeom can't just kick Mu-gak back to his box without valid explanation and expect him to sit still and do nothing. I mean, she knows very well that getting the killer is the very reason why he joined the police force.

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Yup, my theory too.

When she interviewed Chef Kwon, she saw exactly how dangerous he is. She was worried sick about Mu Gak when he was stabbed, and wants to put him (and Cho Rim) out of harm's way.

My fear now is that she thinks she can handle Jae Hee by herself... don't go there, Lt Yeom!

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But how does it make sense to put her life at risk for the sake of playing matchmaker?

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Hi, this is a late reply, but I think it's to do with her personal connection to this case/the way her father died.

Don't think we've got the whole story yet, but she's not just obsessed with the case - she feels deeply responsible. We've seen how she stakes everything on it, from harassing Cho Rim's adoptive 'Dad' to tolerating unorthodox/illegal investigation methods to find the killer. Plus, each time they're outsmarted by the killer, she's so apologetic to the team.

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but come on guys, it's much safer for the investigation for him to be kicked out -- his phone is bugged! Killer Chef HEARS ALL. So I was definitely glad he got ditched for now.

And man, I feel certain Cho-rim is going to lose another dad...

Angry Mom and GWSS bringing all the angst in the same week!

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oh GOD, it's true! it's much safer for the investigation team since mostly it's Moo Gak who runs here and there, making calls etc etc..how I wish he just pretended for being unaware about that spy app on his phone tho!

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These things are driving me crazy too.

Adding to your list:

She knows OCR's 'dad' is trying to disappear, yet walks right by him in a nearly deserted restaurant parking lot?!!! That in itself pretty much earns her the 'least observant detective of the year' award.

Or when they were in the stakeout, they were chatting away with their INTERIOR CAR LIGHTS ON.

Or the lack of understanding about the difference between an enclosed car carrier and box truck used for deliveries. An appliance manufacturer would deliver their goods using a delivery truck with a lift gate. There's no way two delivery men could restrain a heavy high-end appliance as it's headed down the ramp of a car carrier.

Or why all of the murderers victims cheerfully help him in one way or another (giving him coveted recipes, alerting him to the fact that a witness is still alive, etc.) while they're being held in captivity.

Why a detective would let a murder suspect watch him as he input his phone's password. Or find it odd that immediately thereafter the suspect asked to use his phone, rather than to have him call his number. Or, odd that he tried to prevent him from picking up his phone after it was used.

I'm having a hard time sitting through the entire episodes anymore. Love the show for it's cute couple. Love the plot device of her seeing smells and him not feeling. But I'm finding the murder mystery to be reeeaaallly annoying. I wish they would clean up the realism if they're asking us to take it seriously. Or make it more obvious that their aim is to poke fun at tropes.

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I cannot but agree with many of your points, however:

"Or when they were in the stakeout, they were chatting away with their INTERIOR CAR LIGHTS ON."

This one I completely ignore. Look, people in these shows even drive around with the interior lights on; but that's only for filming reasons. Otherwise you wouldn't see their faces.

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I loved this episode. It definitely gave me the chills and the feels.

Shin Se Kyung should always do comedy. She's so talented in it and her chemistry with Yoo Chun is seriously off chart. I have never been more impressed of her. Yoo Chun is hilarious in this and I really loved their mutual daydreaming bit. I felt second handedly embarrassed for both of them. Lol. If ever their dreams came true....

Jae Hee is becoming more and more creepier as the episodes go. Hot, yet creepy. Seriously though, he should stop smiling like that. I don't want to fall for the villian.... I hope its not too late.... Mu Gak is my first choice anyway...

I feel that Lieutenant Yeom is doing what is necessary. Mu Gak is too close to the barcode case and his personal feelings are involved. Normally, when your sister is killed by the man you finally catch, that rage may develop into murder and you might kill him for killing your sister. To stay on the safe side and to protect and honor the code of justice, you just have to step back and let the others, who doesn't have any connection to the murderer, get him. But I have a sneaking suspicion that Jae Here's first victim was Yeom's dad. If that is so, she should step back from the investigation too. That's just my opinion though.

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My guess, his first victims were his adoptive parents back in the US six years ago, after which he came back to Korea. The first barcode murder case reported in Korea was 5 years ago, if I've not mistaken.

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I think so too.

They definitely left a loose thread about him being abused by his adoptive father. And the first murder in Korea was so close to his return. I wonder if we're going to have a birth secret. Like, that OCR's parents were also his biological parents and he killed them in retaliation for giving him up for adoption.

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I LOVED Cho Rim in this episode. From pulling Mugak's ass out of the fire to catching a pervert, she's the woman! And kudos to Shin Se Kyung for playing her with such spirit. The look on her face before running after the man is enough to strike fear into any pervert's heart LOL!

And I giggled hard at the comedic moments at the end of the episode. This show really knows how to poke fun at our expectations of the kdrama romance genre. First it gives us the swoony scenes, then later turns around and whacks us on the head as if telling us "hey get real, this sort of thing doesn't happen in real life!" In fact, Cho Rim slipping on the floor is more probable than her having a backhug with Mugak haha.

I was quite frustrated with Lieutenant Yeom until I came across a comment on another thread that made me realise that her actions are possibly out of consideration for Mugak, ie how would he feel if he were to realise that his girlfriend is the reason why his sister got killed? And of course he acted out of line in breaking into Chef Kwon's house - which could actually land them with a lawsuit on their hands before they even get to touch the criminal.

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Yep, my take on her was that she tried to go "noble idiot". It's stupid, of course, as always; but better waste the trope on her than on the main characters.

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Her and Cho-rim's dad both seem to be doing the noble idiot thing, but I agree, better them than the OTP.

(except for the bit where that noble idiocy and lack of information directly endangers the lives of Mu-gak and Cho-rim)

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Well, it wouldn't be "noble idiocy" if it wouldn't make the live miserable for everyone.

And, come on, it's not like Mu-gak and Cho-rim are really in danger. Would be cool though: Chef kills Cho-rim, Lt. Yeom quits after she cannot prove the Chef's guilt, Mu-gak joins the troupe and marries Lt. Yeom, who becomes a bus driver. The Chef kills happily ever after.

(See, writer-nim, I too can create stupid plots, but mine make more sense ...)

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Alternate ending:
One day The Chef is happily waking across the street in front of an oncoming bus. As they react in an astonished wide eyed expression, the bus driver Lt. Yeom, TRIES to put on the brakes. But they fail and she runs him over.

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@Ic

"The look on her face before running after the man is enough to strike fear into any pervert’s heart LOL!"
LOL! I was like that's my girl, go get him, pervert!

The comedic and the cute couple moments in this drama are truly the BEST!

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I was Distressed seeing the last part because I knew that the letter would somehow end up in either Chorim or Jaehee's hands. However! I didn't expect them to both be around when the letter happened :c While I sense that Jaehee would still play nice, not knowing the contents of the letter (since it was only a cursory glance and he can't actually go all Serial Killer on her yet), I still feel that Chorim is in serious danger after this. Jaehee might end up being onto her, and he's already onto Mugak. :/

And on our next installment of 'Mugak No', you can't break and enter someone's house like that! You'd end up getting suspended and that's counterproductive. Mugak you little punk >:{

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I wonder if jae-hee would still want to kil her now that he likes her. I know he killed his previous gf, which is a real mistery to me. I think it wasnt planned, but he did it for the same reason he killed the doctor.

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Awww mu gak finally has a broad smile and laugh during watching the cooking show with chorim. Seems hes getting back to his old self.

And the pervert is very scary, especially when he is on the tree. Scarrier than the murderer for me

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Really? I found him funny rather scary! I think it's because he was wearing pink. Plus that white jacket. He looked more gay than pervert.

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maybe the way he appeared was in more surprised way... similarly, i found the one who assault chorim in the toilet was scarier as well...

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i felt frustrated with this drama. The plot is mess and the rating also low. usually micky has good eyes choosing script except this. sad the last drama didn't do well.

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It IS a mess. I feel like the writer has completely given up on the plot. It's reduced to a series of plot-point-ex-machina moments.

Just the last sequence:
(1) Chef sends her to his vast library to pick something up for him. She's never been there. Why does he?
(2) He does nothing but waiting for her to come back. Why didn't he go fetch it himself?
(3) She sees an envelope. Immediately she opens it and begins to read the letter inside. Because ... ???
(4) She doesn't return immediately, so he thinks something is wrong and follows her. Doesn't make any sense considering (1)+(2) + the fact that she wouldn't have returned by the time he started to follow her into the library even IF she never read the letter.

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so many mess and stupid plot. already expect that from rtp's writer. don't know why micky stick with this.
i get it why tgwss flop so hard

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Lol, why frustrate yourself watching this if you feel that the plot is messy and stupid and you had expected this from the same writer? You can choose to exit quickly (and please don't come back because we don't really share your 'pain').

I'm sure Unkind Women or Angry Mom will be more your cup of tea since they represent the feelings you are currently experiencing. :p

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of course angry mom and unkind ladies not perfect. but atleast they don't have stupid plot like tgwss

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@Gr8*

I was kind of reluctant to reply to @oren. She's obviously another jealous hater who is here to talk rubbish and trying to get some attention.

TGWSS flop? FAR FROM IT.

Oh I love what you wrote here, so true! :)
"You can choose to exit quickly (and please don’t come back because we don’t really share your ‘pain’)."

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"i felt frustrated with this drama. The plot is mess and the rating also low. usually micky has good eyes choosing script except this. sad the last drama didn’t do well."

"You can choose to exit quickly (and please don’t come back because we don’t really share your ‘pain’)."

'I was kind of reluctant to reply to @oren. She’s obviously another jealous hater who is here to talk rubbish and trying to get some attention.'

Pot meets kettles.

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Flop so hard LMAO.. Are u sure you are his fans? The drama range around 6-8% LMAO.. It isn't flop! Pls, hater, stop disguising yourself as fan. Stop the acting

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The plots for this and 'Angry Mom' are both in a mess in my opinion. 'Falling for Innocence' is getting worse with each episode too. I'm pinning my hopes on the new Who Are You School 2015 and possibly dropping all these shows :D Have already dropped Angry Mom.

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The cute between the OTP in this, and the hope that they will somehow resolve the plot holes in a good way is keeping me. Like you, I'm excited about School 2015. Fingers crossed it doesn't get messy.

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yeah the writing is just a huge mess right now. so many plotholes, very little cleverness. and i find the couple very boring now. :(

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Don't tell that to the cheerleaders because if you expect some logic from a show and you DARE complain and point out that this is just crap then all of a sudden you are a "hater".

Love how they run in circles trying to make sense of this mess of a plot when clearly the writers have stopped trying after episode 3 and are just pulling strings out of their asses.

Have fun I guess. I'm out.

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Nobody here would mind if you offer constructive criticism of why this plot seemed messy and stupid to you. In this way, you can help the writer improve his craft or the actors their acting skills. And you open up the way for more generative conversations.

But just because the plot does not fit within your frame of limited understanding or that the dots are not connected fast enough for your liking, there is no reason to spoil other people's fun by calling it a flop or put down those who want to explore theories of how the plot will further evolve.

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@Gr8*

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while I agree that substantiating our criticisms of the show with some reasons would be much better than just attacking it with negative remarks, this comment section is definitely not for us to offer constructive criticism for writers to improve their craft or actors to improve their acting skills. it's sad if we've to comment as if we were having them in mind as potential readers! highly doubt they have time to creep up on a comment section in English in the first place...

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atta girl

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I accept with complains about plot holes & incompetent cops but I'm scratching my head with ur last word. "I find the couple VERY boring" are u sure u're enter in a right place? this is my 1st time reading this comment. I'm confused, why u find them VERY boring? I hope I can get ur explanation. My guess is, perhaps u're used to see stupid bickering couple, or u're sad coz no triangle love & meddling from family maybe? okay fine, then how about recommend me other great drama with great OTP, I would love to check them coz it's been a years for me to finally got such great OTP like Murim. So it's surprised me when someone said the couple VERY boring now

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@bluesky

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Here's your second time : the couple is bland pure bland. And yes that's just my opinion and it reflects my emotions. Please guys learn to respect eachother we are not kids here. Thankyou.

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"we are not kids here."

It would appear that's not necessarily the case.

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I completely agree i dropped at episode 8 and am reading recaps right now but i don't think that i will go through this... I'm done with it. The biggest problem with this show is that it's not continuous like they were going to show us mgak and ocr's comedy acts, then we had to see ocr using her talent but i didn't see much of that. Why call it "girlwho sees smell" when all we see is some fail detectives chasing a serial killer?. The story is a mess even regarding the detective-psycho plot , we just keep on going in circles Female detective "i'm sure this time we will catch him"
Serial Killer " haha got ya" at this point i think the main lead is chef-serial killer.

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