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High Society: Episode 13

Two break-ups, four broken hearts. Even then, it seems it’s never too late to have a change of heart. There are a few of those in this hour that takes some people by surprise and leaves the others more or less confused as to where that suddenly came from. Much of the Jang family dramatics we’ve come to know in this series dial down to a virtual zero, and getting Yoon-ha married becomes a hot topic again.

Some changes are like a breath of fresh air, like Joon-ki using words to express himself. Others are harder to pinpoint, like Yoon-ha’s sudden self-introspective moments, and time will tell if it’s for better or worse.

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EPISODE 13 RECAP

We pick back up on that three-way wrist grab—Joon-ki lets go first, followed by Chang-soo, who still wants a private chat with Ji-yi. She isn’t interested in one, but will speak with Yoon-ha. The icy tone in their voices is evident, and the girls’ one-on-one turns into a four-person conversation when the girls invites the other’s ex to tag along. So… we’re back at square one?

Completely out of his element at the convenience store, Chang-soo tells Joon-ki to pick out some stuff. His eyes grow wide when Joon-ki will have none of it and hands the basket over, leaving him to do the grocery shopping instead.

Chang-soo does feel better after convincing Joon-ki to hold the shopping bag though, then asks if he’s any happier at his new job. Working in corporate is the same anywhere, Joon-ki says, but it feels nice not having to tiptoe around Chang-soo with his immature yet warm-hearted nature. Chang-soo: “Did you always talk this much?”

He isn’t comfortable with Joon-ki being so frank with him just yet, especially when being told to let go of Ji-yi. He takes offense for being criticized on how he allegedly treated Ji-yi, but Joon-ki’s point is this: Ji-yi’s the first girl he’s seen Chang-soo like this much, and she can stand up to his mom.

Chang-soo doesn’t believe Joon-ki’s in any position to speak so high and mighty—who was it that manipulated an innocent girl’s heart just so he could marry her? Upon hearing that Joon-ki didn’t know she was innocent and unlike the other wealthy folk out there, Chang-soo cites that he’s a victim here too.

He would like nothing better than to punch Joon-ki in the jaw right now, but the ladies break it up before words can turn into action. Ji-yi speaks to Joon-ki’s defense when Chang-soo pins the blame on him, but Yoon-ha swoops in to point out Joon-ki list of faults, including his arrogance.

At least being arrogant is better than being selfish, Ji-yi chimes in. In fact, he’s so selfish that he doesn’t even know his own flaws. Chang-soo tosses back that she went out for drinks with Joon-ki, to which she says it doesn’t matter because they’re broken up anyway.

It quickly spirals into a hilariously petty argument between Chang-soo and Ji-yi being jealous of the budding closeness with each other’s friends. Joon-ki’s disapproving expression is just spot-on. That effectively breaks the tension for a good two seconds though, until Yoon-ha gets a call about her father being in the hospital.

She doesn’t miss Joon-ki looking for any excuse to tag along and asks if he’s trying to pull another move on her. His past acts of kindness weren’t necessarily moves, he returns—she was the one who fell for him so easily because of those gestures.

She walks off, annoyed that Joon-ki still thinks he’s without blame. He does hail a taxi for her, then climbs in after her, ignoring her protests to get out. She’s still fixated on the idea that this is some kind of move too, and man I’m with Joon-ki when he’s like, Let’s give it a rest already.

He does provide honest answers to her interrogation, and when Yoon-ha wonders why he can’t just lie to her about some things, he reminds her that she hates it when people lie to her. Asked when his purposeful intentions turned into sincerity, Joon-ki says he can’t discern when he crossed that boundary either.

Yoon-ha gets all huffy when the cab driver playfully suggests that the two continue their lovers’ quarrel elsewhere. She’s seriously angry, can’t he tell? But the driver says it’s apparent that the guy is hanging onto her—surely she can give him an inch.

When the taxi pulls over to the curb, Joon-ki tries (but fails) to lead Yoon-ha out by the hand. Once he gets out, she promptly locks the door and drives off. But Joon-ki won’t give up and hails another cab to tail her.

In the darkened hospital room, Madam Min closes in Chairman Jang and starts strangling him. But that’s just a scene concocted in her mindspace, as she briefly places a concerned hand to his forehead instead. Considering his recent brush with death, Chairman Jang looks pretty alert.

Yoon-ha is still skeptical about Joon-ki when he follows her to the hospital. She isn’t afraid of giving him the third degree even though Joon-ki looks plenty guilty enough. He can’t even meet her gaze, though stiffens in surprise when Yoon-ha draws near and tells him, “I like you.”

She leans in as if to kiss him… and stops inches from his lips before telling him how it feels to be on the receiving end for once. “This is how you acted toward me,” she says before heading inside.

After briefly greeting Yoon-ha in the lobby, Ye-won catches a glimpse of Joon-ki climbing into a cab. She doesn’t understand this concept of “lingering feelings” when it comes to relationships (though one wonders if her secretary might feel something for her), and expresses her desire to meet with Joon-ki tomorrow.

Following individualized brooding sessions with Joon-ki and Yoon-ha, Chang-soo’s mother sits her son down as soon as he gets home to tell him about her meeting Ji-yi. Chang-soo isn’t surprised by his mother’s impression of her, admitting that he too was caught off-guard by her gutsy personality.

His mother won’t allow Chang-soo to marry beneath his station, reminding him of the repercussions that will follow if he chooses Ji-yi. Furthermore, he’s the apple of her and his father’s eye. Chang-soo gives in to his mother, but firmly reminds her never to forget that he chose her instead.

As Chang-soo lies down on his couch in his dark room, we see the rest of that conversation with Ji-yi shortly after she stormed off. He’d whipped her around and had said he won’t ask the question he wants to address because he can’t fix the major obstacle that stands between them.

Ji-yi had been well-aware of that, knowing that the only way to resolve their difference in social status would be for one to be reborn into the other’s class. And when he didn’t consider the hurdle to be that extreme, she had immediately challenged him: “Then what? Is what you want to protect that great?”

Chang-soo had defended himself, saying that he’d never lived outside of “the neighborhood” he knows. Ji-yi had worked off of his own metaphor to answer him, saying that she’d moved around a lot. It always seemed hard at first, but you get used to your new surroundings eventually, she had said.

But Chang-soo can live a nice life remaining in the one world he’d ever known, only for him to say that he probably wouldn’t. “Not without you.”

Tears welling up in her eyes, Ji-yi had vowed that she’d move on and meet someone from a similar background, be adored by her in-laws, and tell her children about the chaebol who had once loved her. She pleads with him not to come looking for her anymore because it’s hard enough that she misses him terribly.

A single tear had fallen from Chang-soo’s eyes as Ji-yi took her leave. Back in the present, another tear rolls down his cheek.

Ji-yi sobs in her room, thinking back to how Chang-soo had once offered to grant all of her requests. She calls Joon-ki because he’s the only one she can turn to right now. She isn’t looking to hear any empty words of hope; instead, she wishes she could be reborn (into the same class as Chang-soo, which would make their painful separation moot).

Back at Chairman Jang’s hospital room, Madam Min is surprised that Yoon-ha isn’t afraid of her father, unlike most daughters of chaebols. She had no reason to be since her father was never unkind to her, unlike her mother.

That spurs Madam Min to ask if Yoon-ha had ever been afraid of her, and she’s surprisingly attentive to her daughter, listening to how Yoon-ha had felt bad for her for choosing to remain in an emotionally abusive marriage. Promising to find her a decent man to marry, Madam Min asks if the decision is up to her now, since Yoon-ha’s attempt at love was a dud.

Yoon-ha agrees, but also asks why her mother is suddenly caring towards her. She’s told that everything her mother did was for her sake, even if the words and actions came off as shrill. Yoon-ha is willing to accept that if that’s what helps her mother sleep at night. Did these two just arrive at a mutual understanding?

Ye-won is still affected by how Chairman Jang isn’t the invincible man she once thought him to be. Learning that Yoon-ha keeps her safe lying around in her closet, she orders an identical safe to be made. After somehow breaking into Yoon-ha’s safe, Ye-won keeps the USB for herself while placing the rest of the contents back into the duplicate safe.

During her meeting with Joon-ki, Ye-won makes it clear that she takes care of her employees. He doesn’t miss the subdued suggestion that he fall in line with her.

When he runs into Yoon-ha outside, she says he was right when he told her that she became more infatuated with him at the time because she wanted to fall in love. He shares how decisions are what rule his life, but realizes that love isn’t a choice. People would say that three chance encounters is considered destiny, but he doesn’t believe in fate.

She does, but regrets not having chosen to believe in choices instead. He in turn, regrets not having chosen destiny. She asks why he chose to work here — under Ye-won, that — of all places. Doesn’t he know that he’s made her into the family laughingstock?

Joon-ki can’t give her an answer to that question, and the conversation spins back to Yoon-ha re-interpreting everything in the past, down to how he used to look at her. She thought it was love, but now realizes that he must’ve found her ridiculous.

Knowing that this topic will only have them running in circles, Joon-ki wonders if she’ll be able to blacklist him from this industry like she said she’ll do. He encourages her to become stronger before taking his leave.

Tea time with unni is far from pleasant, as Ye-won asks why Yoon-ha won’t live up to her “eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” motto of revenge when it comes to Joon-ki. Yoon-ha affirms that things are definitely over between them.

Yoon-ha asks why Ye-won always feels the need to prove herself in this family. Isn’t it enough for one to protect one’s own turf? But the tides can suddenly change and things can easily be taken away at any time, Ye-won says. She asks if little sis is keeping that USB safe, hinting that she’s looking forward to how Yoon-ha will use it.

Ye-won is disappointed that her opponent in this round is a small fry like Yoon-ha. She wonders if Chairman Jang has gotten soft lately because of his age, but figures there must be something if both Chairman Jang and Kyung-joon bet on Yoon-ha. And the best way to get to her little sister is by swaying her emotions.

Left annoyed by a surprise appearance of the girl he once went on a seon with, Chang-soo calls up his mother to tell her that he may be going along with his mother’s decision, but he won’t marry a girl he cannot stomach for barely ten minutes.

Speaking of marriage arrangements, Ye-won visits her parents at the hospital to suggest pairing Yoon-ha up with Chang-soo. Their initial misunderstanding is water under the bridge now, and plus, it seems like the kids get along well enough.

Unable to get an update on Chairman Jang through her usual sources, Lady Kim opts to visit the hospital herself. She’s refused entry, but crosses paths with Madam Min. The ladies take their conversation outside, where Madam Min tells Lady Kim that it isn’t too late for her to give up her husband and live her own life.

When Lady Kim says she’ll figure that out with Chairman Jang, Madam Min puts her foot down—Chairman Jang is her man, so she can back off. She thought that being subservient was the best way to keep her husband by her side, but then realized that Chairman Jang was always hers ’til death do they part.

She’s willing to compensate Lady Kim for her troubles, but now it’s time for her to carve her own path in life. Next on Madam Min’s To Do List is to meet with Chang-soo’s mother, saying that her daughter hasn’t easy made friends in Korea since she spent some of her younger years studying overseas.

So Madam Min is glad to see that Yoon-ha’s on friendly terms with Chang-soo and hopes they can come to an arrangement. When Chang-soo’s mother plays hardball, mentioning the recent dating scandal, Madam Min doesn’t push the matter. But Chang-soo’s mother offers to lay the offer on the table for her son anyway.

She gets right on it too, beelining it for Chang-soo’s office. Her jaw drops when Chang-soo says he’d rather date the annoying girl rather than Yoon-ha—she’s his former friend’s ex and his ex’s best friend. His mother’s attempts to spin their friendliness into romance falls flat to his ears—he merely considers Yoon-ha as a dongsaeng.

But the idea that Yoon-ha has let her family make the decision in her upcoming marriage does catch his attention. He plays off his mother’s concern that he’ll never get married at this rate with a joke, then follows it up to say that he and Yoon-ha will never happen, though it also looks like nothing will dissuade his mother either.

Inviting Joon-ki out to lunch in gratitude for being her emotional pillar, Ji-yi is determined to cheer him up from his dejected mood when it comes to Yoon-ha. In fact, the company employees hold a low opinion of Yoon-ha but it hasn’t reached Joon-ki’s ears because they think the two are still an item.

She asks if Yoon-ha ever stood him up here at the workplace, and the rumors are swirling that Yoon-ha is unable to draw a clear line between business and pleasure, and that all she has going for her are her looks. But what is one to say if that’s true?

In her eyes, Ji-yi thinks her friend has lost her sense of ambition that drove her to work hard every day to find true love. She’s done a 180 now, and Joon-ki wonders if he’s to blame for that. Ji-yi would love to help her friend out, but it’s not like she can do much about it.

Yoon-ha calls in yet another favor at work with Chang-soo, who’s all, Am I the only connection you’ve got? Answer? Yes. It seems she hasn’t heard the idea of their mothers trying to set them up, and he quickly hangs up when he hears Ji-yi’s name.

She’s a bit thoughtless when telling Ji-yi that it was Chang-soo on the other end, but is understanding that Ji-yi isn’t okay with it. After all her bragging to her mother about marrying someone for love, she’s ashamed of how her sort-of relationship with Joon-ki worked out.

Ji-yi astutely points out that Madam Min has had it much worse, and somehow that gets accidentally turned into a moment of Ji-yi speaking thoughtlessly. But that moment quickly passes when Yoon-ha is open to one of Ji-yi’s product ideas.

Chairman Jang has his family by his side when he’s flocked by reporters all trying to get a word upon his discharge. He takes Madam Min and Yoon-ha’s hands, which doesn’t slip eldest unni Ye-won’s notice.

Someone else is upset at the broadcast too: Lady Kim, who tears up at watching just how strong family bonds are. Hearing at how Madam Min grew a spine about protecting her husband, Mama Lee says that’s a testament to the strength of marriage vows.

That’s something Lady Kim cannot understand, because she was by the chairman’s side when he was estranged from his own wife. But Mama Lee gently says the fact that Madam Min would fight for her husband speaks to her feelings for him. Still, she sighs that the years of an unhappy marriage likely took a great toll on the children.

And then Lady Kim asks a very insightful question: “If you’re so happy in your marriage, why did your son do that?” She means how Joon-ki deceived Yoon-ha; Mama Lee probably had no idea that his dating record were all daughters of chaebols. Does any parent truly know their child?

Once at home, it boggles So-hyun’s mind to see her parents looking, well, affectionate. She asks if Chairman Jang holding onto Yoon-ha’s hand means that Ye-won will get squeezed out. Not that this sibling rivalry affects her, since she’s more than content with spending money than earning any.

It’s actually pretty funny watching Madam Min take care of her husband and telling him to drop the tough act. His brush with death made her realize that he isn’t as invincible as he claims to be, and furthermore, provided her with some insight about herself. She’d realized all that hatred was driven by a deeper desired to be loved by him.

It amazes her that she still loves the man who had a longstanding affair, and wonders why it was so hard for her to admit that.

Yoon-ha realizes something is off when she’s unable to access her safe. She too gets men to crack it open, and is shocked to learn that the USB is missing.

The revelation that Ye-won was behind this barely sinks in before Madam Min sits her down to talk about setting her up with Chang-soo. Her mother has heard how the two are friends—plus, this could prove to be a financially beneficial match too, since Taejin is considering investing in an upcoming Yumin department store branch in Jeju.

She’s surprised to hear that Chang-soo is seeing someone, and actually respects Yoon-ha’s refusal. When asked why she’s so obedient lately, Yoon-ha says it’s because she’s ashamed of how her approach to love didn’t pan out and she’s not good at her job either.

Kyung-joon was the wizard who took care of all her problems, she reflects. But Madam Min sighs that love takes many different routes: a pure love can turn calculative and vice versa. “When something is pure, it doesn’t mean that it’s completely without impurities, but it becomes that way because you work hard to get rid of those impurities.”

“A person without impurities means that that person is naive, not innocent. Being naive means that you can be easily manipulated and cast aside,” Madam Min finishes. Her daughter can consider these words as a life lesson.

Yoon-ha almost seems as surprised as I am with her mother’s words, which finally make Madam Min seem like a mother to her.

While Chang-soo is reluctantly ushered out the door to meet Yoon-ha, Ji-yi shows off her online advertising achievement to Joon-ki. She insists that they head over together to give Yoon-ha the good news.

Chang-soo and Yoon-ha meet over drinks to discuss just how ridiculous a match between them would be. And Yoon-ha asks the same question Ji-yi once asked: What is Chang-soo trying to protect that he would go to such lengths to preserve it?

Chang-soo doesn’t know the answer to that either. Neither does he want to talk about Ji-yi, though he still refers to her by the more affectionate “our Ji-yi.” Turning back to the topic of an arranged marriage, Chang-soo thinks getting married to Yoon-ha wouldn’t be half-bad.

He rises from his seat and slowly lowers his head to her face… just as Joon-ki and Ji-yi walk into the same bar. Joon-ki whips Ji-yi around before she can see anything, as the distance between Chang-soo and Yoon-ha’s face shortens with each passing second.

 
COMMENTS

*peeks through fingers* Is it over yet? I’d heard of the possibility of a couple swap down in the comments, and I know you’re still hurting Chang-soo, but say it ain’t so. Surely there must be other chaebol daughters in that small pond.

Most of all, it simply strikes odd to see a show spend a good chunk of its run to establish the romance between its leads, and then try to push for the couple switch with its own secondary characters leading the charge. It’s one of many things that could’ve been executed sooner in the series if it so wished, because introducing it now only seems like a contrived barricade this late in the game. If anything, Joon-ki and Ji-yi’s budding friendship seems more believable than ushering the two chaebols into marriage.

But strangest of all is Madam Min this hour, who suddenly went from imagining strangling her husband in his sleep to being a doting wife and mother. Simply put, it’s jarring to see such an about face; I admit that this caring and vulnerable side was what I’d hoped to see from her character at the start, but then she turned full-on hysterical quickly after Episode 1. I even found her crazed state entertaining at times, and now her sudden change back to reason leaves me perplexed. Granted, kudos to Madam Min for telling Lady Kim off sans any psychologically-torturing threats, and yet I have a hard time watch her hold herself up with dignity and impart life lessons to her children when we saw her drinking twice her weight in liquor and screaming at everyone not too long ago.

What leaves me even more confused by her is how self-aware Madam Min is now, as she attributes her unreasonable behavior to a deeper desire of being loved by the man she thought she felt bitter towards. And even if she doesn’t know for sure if he still loves her, she still does. Perhaps it speaks to the power of a marriage vow like Mama Lee said, or maybe the heart wants what it wants.

So it’s hard to unpack Yoon-ha’s own moment of self-awareness in this hour without first discussing Madam Min’s own issues, and how her change of attitude affects their mother-daughter relationship. Because her mother is suddenly listening to Yoon-ha, and get this—respects her opinions. Now we’re to believe that she’s keenly aware that her approach to marrying for love didn’t work out, and she has her brother to thank for a job she isn’t even good at. Seriously, who are you and what have you done with the other Yoon-ha we knew?

Even if her ineffective revenge against Joon-ki is still sitting on the backburner, watching Yoon-ha deliberately toy with Joon-ki by almost kissing him was unsettling. There’s something that makes me recoil when the intention is purposely malicious, and we can tell from Joon-ki’s eyes that he feels guilty enough as it is. It may not absolve Joon-ki of how he deceived her, but he still owns up to his wrongdoings toward her. But bless his heart, he’s still trying even if he gets kicked back down because his love for Yoon-ha has a mind of its own.

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Thanks for the recaps!! It just gets weirder ?

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Man, I thought I was going to be first ?

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i still can't get over how the writer portrays yoon-ha like she's legit naive. yoonha seemed to be really shocked when she could not locate the usb. Like I don't understand why would she told her sister about the existence of usb at the first place and announced her plans of vengeance? Can't she be more prepared or have accomplished something before flashing her cards to her enemy?

And for god's sake why wouldn't she do a backup of the of the documents somewhere else, it could be her laptop, icloud, another usb or so. (okay so maybe there was encryption...or hopefully, she has done a backup)

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Well, backups don't seem to exist in K-dramas. Well, a villain may have a backup and reveal that he has one in a "dramatic" plot twist. But otherwise, backups are impossible.

Seriously, she's just that dense. She thinks she's all that, monologues about her big plan and stuff, but she's really just as naive and stupid as her sister thinks she is. This is actually very consistent with what we have seen from her since episode one.

I have no problem at all to think that she really believes: "When I put it in my safe, it will be safe. Period."

(Btw.: It matters not whether the stick is encrypted or what-not, if she can read the content, she can make a copy. That's digital data 101.)

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Yeah, Yoon Ha is an idiot if she didn't copy that USB. Then again, this is a woman who apparently took the One True USB into a meeting with her sister only to wave it about and almost get it snatched... Unless she's playing a much deeper game and duplicated the USB then deliberately waved it around to see how low Ye Won would sink to get it. Which would both be out of character and totally in character, since Yoon Ha is not so much a character these days as a loose collection of scenes.

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Yeah, it's super lazy writing. My friends and I back up our school assignments (or upload them to the cloud, or use version control), but I'm supposed to believe no one in tech-savvy Korea knows to back up their important documents?

Well, the stick could require a password to be viewed. Still not all that secure, but better than nothing.

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Haha, I don't know how many episodes of how many dramas would be completely unnecessary if people just backed up their dang data. I used to be too lazy to do backups, but I do them now probably because of dramas. So, they've done some good!

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right, i almost forgot that it was in kdrama world not reality.

(ah and yes, i think a screencap showed that she read the documents in microsoft word - which is totally editable... why not pdf it.)

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If she knows all along that her safe can be cracked open just by making a phone call, why would she store the USB there? After waving it at her oh-so-loving sister? It boggles the mind.

Her mother has been possessed for the past 20+ to 40 years, and the spirit just left. Or is it that she was her true self and is now possessed by a benevolent spirit?

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exactly right! how so easy to crack open the safe.

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They do that kind of silly stuff a lot in k-dramas. Whenever they get some crucial evidence, USB, video, or whatever the first thing they do is announce it to their opponents.

Obvious that few if any of the writers have read Sun Tzu's Art of War. And obvious that none of our drama characters have either.

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And they didn't really go into why the USB stick is important, unless I missed something. They did give a little info about talc in the cosmetics, but not revealing why it is so important and how it all fits in with the older sister and the brother's "death". If it were so important, why write the story so that the sister steals it?? Duh.

I really don't see how they can wrap everything up in 2 more episodes. The brother's "death", the 2 relationships of the 4 leads, the father's heart attack, etc.

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I don't understand why this writer is determined to turn Yoon ha into some "complex" character by having her all over the place. They did a very effective job of making Joon ki a bit of a mystery only to turn him into a guy who's ideas and behavior are pretty consistent now. Now that Sung Joon is allowed to act like a human being instead of a robot he does what he always does best look charming and vulnerable. I really love this drama but for one thing, Yoon ha and the young woman struggling to play her. Now they've shown us that she has a cruel streak but she's really kind of stupid. She knows how to look defiant and banter with her crazy mother and sisters but at the same time has no idea what they are capable of doing. Of course I don't think her brother is dead so I don't think his sister killed him but that's not to say she isn't able to do all kinds of terrible things short of murder. I don't like Yoon ha. I think she's a spoiled little b*tch and Jung ki should dump her. She's just as spoiled and entitled as Chang soo just better at hiding it.

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I don't think she's hiding it better. I think she didn't possess the mental capacity to even understand it until now. Chang-soo needed Words of Wisdom from Joon-ki too, but his ignorance was much more deliberate than Yoon-ha's in the first place.

Isn't it weird that Joon-ki of all people is the moral core of the show? It's almost like Pinocchio (well, the moral core there was a remorse murderer).

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Hi… I like reading your posts about dramas, writings and actings(wich is I didnt see much) because they r mostly insightful… This is why I want to ask you this because I dont know if there is something wrong in my head. How come JK is the moral core in this drama? He is the one who thinks ppl deserve his prig a$s just because they wrongned him and doesnt want to see(doesn’t see?) he was/is in wrong too. He acts all high and mighty and sees a right in himself to be like that. What a wonderful world! I can even say his elitism is worse than CS. What YoonHa said about him in the beginning of the drama was spot on. And it takes two to tango. He tells ChangSoo and YoonHa “you r like that, you r like this, you have done that and I’m like this because of you bla bla bla” things when he doesnt see anything wrong in himself driving me nuts. He uses his poor background as an excuse for himself but doesnt give other ppl any credit because of their background. This too is hypocrisy in my book. I know the writer started to make him remorse, he feels sorry for YH and he will see it and apologize but... Even in this epi he still accused CS for his bad behaviours and intentions. And it is worse because he knew CS was like that unconsciously. But really, regardless of it being knowingly or unknowingly, does it makes it right. If YH was a little bitchy towards him or his family would that make it right? Two wrongs does not do one right! Speaking of the family he has a family of gold(regarding kdramas) and he still like this. Ugh! At least his interactions with other three in the beginnning of the drama made me warm up to him a little:X

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That's why I compared him with "Hyung" from Pinocchio. Who was a remorseless murderer but still was treated as the moral compass of the very well adjusted and mature protagonist.

Joon-ki's position is pretty much indefensible, but that doesn't stop him from being painfully on point in his assessment of others.

He is the one who thinks ppl deserve his prig a$s just because they wrongned him and doesnt want to see(doesn’t see?) he was/is in wrong too.

That's not really accurate. He didn't treat CS the way he did because he felt wronged, he did it because CS wanted him to (if unwittingly).

JK doesn't act the way he does because he was personally wronged. He is not on revenge.

He uses his poor background as an excuse for himself but doesnt give other ppl any credit because of their background.

He gives them credit. A little bit too much, maybe. He told CS that he knows CS is not a bad person, it's just his background that makes him a prick.

I actually think that he goes over the top with his background-based assessment. He is clearly wrong about Yoon-ha (she is much worse than he thought she is). Because he is trapped in his class-conscious world-view, he is unable to see the more individual traits of people.

One reason he fell in love with Yoon-ha was his poor assessment of her character. She is rather nuts (which he didn't anticipate), and that piqued his interest and caught him off-guard.

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Upss, then I misunderstood you, sorry XD I havent watced that P. drama and my eng. is not that good:(. I have thought you were saying like he is the one who has morals to teach others.XP

"JK doesn’t act the way he does because he was personally wronged. He is not on revenge."

I know he isnt after revenge, he is after power or money or respect or some other things for whatever reason. Maybe the word "wrongned" was a wrong word me used. I'd have said it like "they look down on him" and they have that elitism. But the irony is he wanted to be a part of that world he hates the most(!)..(?):p

"That’s not really accurate. He didn’t treat CS the way he did because he felt wronged, he did it because CS wanted him to (if unwittingly)."

But the thing is: He "knew" CS was immature and unknowingly doing what he is doing, he wanted to win but he wasnt/isnt a bad person. It was up to him, he was the one who chosed that life. What makes me sad and angry is if he'd have said all those things earlier how their friendship would have been and how the two of them would benefit from it, specially JK himself.(well then there wouldnt have been the drama..but I cant give him credit for the sake of the drama..lol) And he didnt do that because there was a little possibility Cs would kick him out and he would not have those things he wanted somuch. And still he accuses CS. aarrgg.

"He gives them credit. A little bit too much, maybe. He told CS that he knows CS is not a bad person, it’s just his background that makes him a prick."

A little bit too much? So you think he gives them plenty of credits??..hmmm.. But I'm not only talking about CS and YH, I'm talking about his general notion. If it is the rich world, if it is the system that he hates why take it on the ppl, on CS or YH? Then go and become a prosecuter or politician JoonKi, so maybe you can change that? If it is like you say then he does not understand that world. Im not a rich person, I dont even know their world nor I want to and I dont like them too(lol)... But it has to be a hard and tough world. I dont want to say this, it is like Im giving them justice which is not my intention but I will say it anyway... In that world, there has to be some big sharks that want to swallow little sharks who wants to live&figh for life and even one is big it doesnt mean it stay that way. They probably faces more or bigger hardship than any commoners(like JK) little world(Im not counting people that is starving, that is being killed). And they cant even have a peaceful life at home, in the family. Look at YH's crazy of a family, look at CS's figh with his own flesh and blood(and likely this was his only hardship that is way he is so immature, ignorant)

And now I dont even know why this conversation gone this way..lol

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If imma not being too much I also want to ask you one thing or anyone here.. Given their personalities if JK was born to rich family(CS's family) and CS was born to JK's family; how they would become, how they behave, what traits they would have?

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Yoon Ha already dumped him for playing with her. If he's now desperate to get back with he because he suddenly realizes he has feelings for her under the manipulation, that's his problem not hers. She's not been even half as mean to him as he deserves seeing how completely he manipulated her and flipped her around. And if you feel the need to start labeling pretty innocuous female characters with the b*tch tag, you need to take a huge step back and get a grip.

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I don't need to get a grip on anything. It's a tv show she's not real person. I do think she's a b*tch. She's not a good one. If she were just a tad more clever she could think up all kinds of ways to rock his world. I also agree with Joon ki, it doesn't matter how he started with her it's how he treated her throughout and how he ended up. He was good to her, he propped her up, he made her feel strong and good about herself. Something she needed since her mother is a loony tunes that thinks she's been making her daughter strong by being mean to her. I also agree that what he did to her is no worse than her agreeing to marry a man for family connections and status. If she were healthy and not her mother's daughter she'd just walk away and forget out him.

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Claps for you Grace. The name calling is out of order. And labeling Yoon Ha with a cruel streak for one moment of not even terrible action while Joon Ki gets a pass to continue being an ass we're suddenly supposed to find sympathetic for whatever reason despite his inability to own up to his own cruelty is just laughable.

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It's weird... no... upsetting? frustrating?... Infuriating! how quickly male characters become sympathetic. The willingness to accept what basically boils down to "Yes, I screwed you over. No, I've never really apologized for screwing you over; but, really, it's your fault I screwed you over because you were so desperate I couldn't help it. But, while I was screwing you over I somehow fell in love with you, so don't be mad. Just accept what I'm telling you is true and trust me. Now" baffles me.

It's like regardless or class, age, or station the women in this drama are screwed over by the men who "love" them. Why any of these women love these men is a mystery. And Madam Min's about face with her husband makes this entire thing feel like one giant mind-f***.

I'm almost positive that the writers, the director, or someone in production hates UEE.

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Agreed, hadsome men triumph almost everything, even murder, (Hyung in Pinoccio, psicho-chef in TGWSS).
You are indeed Cooler!.
Is this our new "Love-to-hate" drama?.

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I think so. Because I honestly do think I hate it, but I still want to know what happens.

I'm fascinated with how k-dramas turn the biggest jerks into the greatest men to ever live. When it works. Sometimes, the female lead's forgiveness/acceptance moves to fast and I end up mad at both of them, "Like you mighta forgot, but I didn't."

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“Yes, I screwed you over. No, I’ve never really apologized for screwing you over; but, really, it’s your fault I screwed you over because you were so desperate I couldn’t help it. But, while I was screwing you over I somehow fell in love with you, so don’t be mad. Just accept what I’m telling you is true and trust me. Now”

THIS this this. Kdrama jerk syndrome #1: Never going to genuinely apologize for what I did wrong, I'll try to push the blame on you instead, oh btw I'm still entitled to your love. Ugh. As for why women put up with it...it's so pervasive and normalized they believe it?

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"As for why women put up with it…it’s so pervasive and normalized they believe it?"

That's the mind f*** aspect. A sizable population of people IRL really believe that women are really supposed to function like that. I watch a lot of my dramas on Viki; and sometimes I make the ridiculous decision to watch with the comments on. Smh. They're screaming and calling women bitches and stupid and... Reminds of people on here with Producers sans the profanity. They wanted Yejin to accept BSC just because he liked her, but were mad at Cindy for continuing to like him after he didn't accept her. And mad at people who wanted BSC to accept Cindy. It was all "why does he have to accept her just because she likes him" like that wouldn't have been the same situation with BSC and Ye-jin.

I wanna cap-type "Are you ****** blind" (ala Clueless) so many times, but this is such a civil community and I like coming here, so I don't. *sigh*

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I am not sure they have writers. I think just a pack of monkeys or badgers picking out random tropes from a basket.

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oh my god, I think this is my favorite comment on this website.

But on a more serious note, I agree completely. The plot - at least what they're trying to present as an actual plot - is getting stupider by episode.

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Is this good ?
Need a drama to watch beside Oh My Ghostess
I remember people were drooling everywhere when the first teaser released :D

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Go with MASK - you won't be disappointed!

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This one isn't as good. Go with I Remember You/Hello Monster and I second Mask too. They're both the hlbest airing drama rat the moment ❤

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High Society started out good but disappoints me with every episode. Now I just want this series to finish so I can mark this as completed. The two dramas I mentioned above are really good. Mask has good ratings in Korea, whereas Hello Monster is underrated but seriously a gem of a drama. I can't say that these two dramas will end up being the best (since we don't know how they will end yet) but so far the story/plot in every episode is very compelling.

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I'm with you with these two dramas. They get my full attention when the airing times come :D

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"I Remember You" - do it! You won't be disappointed.

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I can't wait for recaps for ep 9 and especially 10 of IRY. *Squeeee* those feels....I find romance just right and I love the investigations!

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I like the romance angle, but my favourite bit from yesterday had to be the suspect's brother being casually evaluated by three psychopaths. The brother had just efficiently and icily dismissed entire teams of police, but these three waltz in, ask him one question, and then proceed to not just have a totally dismissive analytical conversation about him right in front of his face but then WALK AWAY without another glance, like he's an exhibit in a zoo they found momentarily interesting.

I laughed pretty damn hard at how that scene was handled.

For High Society? I watch for Chan Soo. I find him interesting in that from the outside he is very superficial, but he actually spends a lot of his time internalizing things and fighting through them. He's a different sort of chaebol from what I've seen before, and the actor's doing a good job.

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Haha. Oh that scene is one of my favourite too. I love the 3 guys working together as a team...three very smart guys. I didn't want to say anything much about episodes 9 & 10 but they are my two favourite episodes so far. Heck...each episodes gets better and better LOL

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Sorry I meant I didn't want to say much about those twotwo episodes in I spoil* it for others :)

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Same here, what's keeping me watching this drama is Changsoo's story. I'm more interested in the second leads than firstfirst unfortunately.

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One can tell that a show has really lost it's audience when another drama is being analyzed and squeed over in its recap comments. LOL !

IRY didn't grab me in the first episode but I might give it another try.

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IRY didn't grab me either at the first episode but it hooked me from second episode onwards. As they say, never judge a drama by its first episode otherwise you wouldn't know what you're missing out on ;)

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People raving about IRY got me into watching it too and I don't regret watching it. It's wonderfully written so far. Will watch Mask and my Beautiful Bride next due to positive comments here...

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My Beautiful Bride is good if you're up for something darker.

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try i remember you, my beautiful bride those are perfect, orange marmalade but be aware of the crazy shift after the 4th ep to the 10th

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I would definitely recommend these:

I Remember You,
Oh My Ghostess,
My Beautiful Bride,
Mask,
Scholar Who Walks the Night

They're really good currently airing ones at the moment. I would give a pass on High Society. Yes that teaser had us all drooling at first, but the drama is disappointing. Reminds me of Heirs and She's So Lovable. Orange Marmalade is okay if you don't mind the suddenly rushed plot and time jumps from present to Saeguk then present-future, while The Time I Loved You is either a hit or miss depending on your taste. TTILY isn't as good as the original Taiwanese version though (In Time With You). As for Hidden Identity, I haven't watched that drama yet so don't know about that one.

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"I Remember You" and "Oh My Ghostess" - trust me, you won't regret

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Trust me, this ain't it. I have never seen a drama go downhill so fast.

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Yes, you abused your children and you were a horrible person all around, but that's okay, you only did it because you loved your cheating fuck of a husband. It's all good now.

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It's interesting how kdramas love to redeem villains.

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Seriously. I'm not even surprised though, I was expecting this to happen because kdramas love to do that.

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Yeah, as someone pointed out above, the "Hyung" in Pinocchio was held up as some redeemed good guy, even thought he had murdered three people.

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@Nox - you ask, "is this good?"

short answer, NO.

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But it has pretty good ratings. Oh well, ratings doesn't mean quality though.

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Exactly, ratings don't mean anything. Sometimes it makes me wonder what's up with Korean viewers?? An example drama with currently very low ratings is "Hello Monster/IRY"...it's really Good yet the ratings...*sigh.

However on the bright side, dramas such as " Oh My Ghostess" and "Mask" has good ratings and truly deserves it. I just wish the same for IRY.

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I learnt to not care about ratings. Quality over quantity, so high ratings isn't everything. There are a lot of great dramas out there that are sadly underrated.

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Underrated dramas are usually the best since you start off not expecting anything but end up pleasantly surprised ?

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Lol.. are we still watching?

I am.. only becos i want a happy ending where uee & sung joon make pretty babies

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I'm still watching haha, but you're right about Yoon-ha and Joon-gi. I just want them to get married and have cute little multilingual babies.

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It used to be so good but now, it's just a painful experience ...
I still cant believe how awful it has become. Oh and Yoon Ha is pretty much despicable now. She always talked big about how different she is compared to other rich and especially her family but the only differences are how stupid she is (seriously, putting the USB in your room's safe and then acting shocked when you find out it is good ? --') and hypocrire. She is looking down on her second older sister for only playing around but at least, the latter has the honestly to say so. YH is just another "parachut" at work. She is doing nothing and just keeps worrying about her lovelife. Yeah, rich ones have it sooo hard. At least, Ji Yi and Joon Gi are doing some work related stuffs. They are seriously the only worthy oned in this show ... Gah, I think I am going to quit it.

I hope Oh My Ghostess will be good until the very end. Dont want it to be in my looong drop list ...

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The strange thing is: You seem to understand this show perfectly. What you described is pretty much exactly what the show was trying to tell so far.
(It's also the reason I still like the show.)

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"Oh look, I have this secret USB that will destroy you, and I am going to make sure you never get it by hiding it in this safe right here". She is so freaking dumb my head hurts. And my face. And feet.

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Actually I loved it when Yoon Ha pretended she was going to kiss Joon Gi, and his pained face. Well I'm just glad Joon Gi is finally showing emotion. Give me more of that!

I've really liked the latest three episodes, I lowkey want Chang Soo and Yoon Ha to push forward, although Ji Yi is going to be hurt and it's going to be sad (I don't care if Joon Gi gets hurt because I want him to keep showing emotion lol) Oh the angst!

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Am I the only one who sees Ji-Yi as a snake?

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Haha why? I love her character here...but I can see why you can uod think that. Sometimes overly nice characters in kdramas end up being evil...like Nam Goong Min's character in GWSS and SungjaeSungjae in OMGhostess.

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I like her. She is taking care of herself, and plans to go ahead and live her life, even if things really hurt right now. Chang Soo has just become such a sad sack. If he can't man up, I hope he loses her. That said, I'd watch his hair all day.

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Hahaha. I second what you said about his hair. That hairstyle really suits him :D

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Really! How?

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Can you also tell the reasons?

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Like everyone above, I am curious...why do you see her as a snake?

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Yes you are :P

She is the only character in this show I still watch. Which means I FF 93% of each episode.

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Not a snake, just pretty selfish.

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I really liked this episode a lot. I love that moment when Yoon-ha teased Joon-gi with the almost kiss. I like Yoon-ha's wardrobe in the past few episodes, I think it mirrors her change in personality, more grown up and sophisticated. Her mom wasn't really a surprise for me, I've always thought they were alike in a lot of ways. Chang-soo needs to grow a spine, seriously. He could call his mother's bluff to make him destitute if he doesn't leave Ji-yi. I agree with her, is the background he so desperately wants to protect more important than his happiness?
My OTP, Yoon-ha and Joon-gi, I get so many feels from watching them. Even if no one else agrees, I think they are utterly fascinating separately and together.

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Madam Min's changes in this episode make sense to me. Her husband, whom she thought invincible in some ways, had a heart attack and could have died. When someone experiences a life threatening event like this, it does cause the person and those around them to reflect on themselves and what they truly want out of life. It seems natural to me that Madam Min would reflect on her life with Chairman Jang and her own actions toward her children after the scare of her husband's heart attack, realizing that life is too short and she needs to make some changes in order to achieve her own happiness, as well as realizing her mistakes in her relationship with Yoon Ha and moving toward a different attitude. She now understands what type of relationship she wants with her husband and children and moves toward that.

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A woman in such a bad marriage usually becomes a lousy mother, especially to her daughter(s). When the husband is absent, either physically or emotionally, women show their affection and "need" to their sons and if they have only one son...well,everyone pretty much sees the consequences, total Emotional Dependancy

The best line in this episode,imho, comes from JG's mother on how miserable any family must feel when the mother is unhappy. She doesn't mention money nor hardships, just the word "unhappy" whatever that means to each and everyone. I think that also is the bottom-line: that woman gave up on being a mother when she gave up on being a wife.

She used to cherish her son, of course but only as a projection of a male figure that loved her no matter what while, at the same time, she emotionaly alienated from her daughters. If she had fight for her marriage or had asked for a divorce (which always gives a definite closure to a loveless marriage), she would have become a better mother. Even the head-to-head with the mistress happens awfully late, so we can't exactly see it as her going the whole nine yards.

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Great analysis! I have seen this scenario play out in the real world.

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Unfortunately, it does come from the real world and not dramaland, @houstontwin. It's the definition of dysfanctional families and miserable human beings who can't escape them. One way ticket to depression..!

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Made no sense to me at all. Not likely that such a bitch that mistreated her kids would turn on a dime like that.

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I can't say I loved this episode, but I did like parts of it.

I loved CS and JK's verbal fight. They do look treat each other like equals now. I think there is great potential for REAL friendship here.

I loved how CS and JY's lover quarrel too and how CS imitates her. It was so cute.

I love YH and CS's easy friendship.

I also Like JK this episode. He seems so much happier now that he is himself with the people he likes.

And.... that's about it. I forwarded through crazy mother's about turn. and the missing USB.

I don't get CS trying to be with JY even though they broke up and he knows he's not going to give her what she needs. Does he just want her to be with him even while he goes off an marries some chaebol daughter?

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Chang-soo reminds me a lot of Kim Won in Heirs. Both men aren't willing to take a risk for the women they love while they keep expecting that the women will be content to always be the side-chick. I think Chang-soo and Ji-yi will have a happier ending than Won and Hyun-joo though, for Ji-yi's sake at least. She deserves it even if Chang-soo is such an annoying piece of horse poop.

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I hope so too. CS really irritated me this week. I still have hope that he will grow and get a spine. But if he doesn't and lets his mother walk all over him, I'll be very very disappointed.

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No, I think CS definitely doesn't want JY to be some sort of second. That said he can't figure out a way out of this one: while it would be grand and noble to choose JY over his family, it would also be bizarre and short-sighted. While he seems to be a really good director-level chaebol, it's not as certain he'd excel as a regular salaryman. And the point's moot anyhow since JY won't marry someone whose family doesn't approve.

So CS is stuck being head over heels in love with JY, jealous of anyone who spends time with her, but without a way to fix things.

In some ways CS is a weak character, but in others he's just realistic in ways other chaebol characters aren't.

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i don know why everyone is harpin about I remember you but I don know when watchin crime dramas I prefer them to go all the way dark like missing noir, bad guys and my beautiful bride. I hate it when they act all cute and stuff it puts me off.To go back to topic. I think yoona is the only character who is misunderstood ppl expect to some bad ass genius but she is just naïve and its been like that from ep 1 and I don't think that warrants hate.she just has to grow up and that comes with experience

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IRY seems more focused on profiling (which is what the main lead is doing for a living) and it makes more sense. It has more of a Sherlock Holmes feel to it and solving puzzles plus profiling criminals takes importance. I don't think it's necessary to show all dark stuff, I actually like the balance of a little bit of comedy, romance in the mixture of crime stuff. I still think IRY is a little dark for me...I normally go for much lighter dramas than this. I guess it comes down to personal preferences hey?

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I'm with you on this, it does come down to personal preferences at the end of the day. I like dramas with a bit of everything too.?

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I like that Yoon Ha is gradually emerging from that idealistic way of thinking that she is better than her family because she believes in Love and can mingle with "poor" people. Her worldview was that if she held this belief,then she was automatically wise and clever.She also believed that if she knew money was not everything and worked as a low level employee then she would automatically excel at her father's company as an executive. Her failure at revenge and her incompetence at work have taught her that everything is a process and she has admitted it. I don't think she is stupid, a stupid person would not take time to reflect or accept their failures. My belief is the writers have taken her and Joon Ki in the right direction as far as character development is concerned.

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I completely agree with your I Remember you comment, can't understand the hype and I totally go for all-dark crime dramas, like My Beautiful Bride which I totally LOVE. Just had to check this recap to decide if I should hop on this drama. The mixed feedback tells me it should go on my "pass" list.

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I've been seeing a lot of My Beautiful Bride comments coming up in recap comments. It sounds like an interesting drama that I want to watch after this drama ends. :)

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Same herehere. I also like it when a drama goes out all dark. It doesn't need romance to make it good. Take Bad Guys as an example, such a brilliantly written drama and one of my favourites. IRY has a compelling plot and tbh it has about 80% investigation and about 20% romance so far. It's not solely focused on romance and I don't think it should be central to the plot either. I'm more interested in the brother's storystory/mystery than romance. But romance is a nice added touchtouch especially when it's just the right out without being too much. Just my 2 cents :)

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Am I the only one hoping to see the reunion/bromance between the brothers more than romance? Actually scratch that, I'm more interested in solving the mystery that Hyeon is trying to solve :)

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No I want to see some bromance too and though it is apparent that Min may be the bad guy still I am praying for him not to be the one :) ....

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^you never know, there could be a plot twist in store for us... What if Min never actually killed anyone but only hired people to kill?

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Oh, I've got nothing against romance! My Beautiful Bride has tons of that, done very charmingly. It just doesn't retract from the ultimate darkness of the drama as a whole. You should definitely check it out! Bad Guys sounds like fun... Will look into it soon.

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First of all, its not all dark. It mostly deals with profiling and is engaging but has light and funny moments that don't feel out of place. And it has those wonderful moments full of heart although they are kept minimal and I like it that way. And if we directly compare High Society with I Remember You, then then IRY wins because of awesome writing, great acting and just simply superb cast that are completely in sync with one another hands down.

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I agree with this...like people are saying above IRY shouldn't be all dark since it's not about the crimes but more solely focussed on criminal profiling (and that is what I find interesting). Very Sherlock Holmes and mystery/puzzle-solving. Those who are worried that it's all cutesy stuff - they're kept minimal since the central mystery is more important to the plot. Unfortunately rating-wise High Society wins over IRY, but quality-wise IRY is 10x better.

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MBB is for sure one of the better ones. But even there, in the last couple of episodes you start to wonder just how many near-death experiences can one guy have.

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I'm enjoying this series. I like the series. The development of character le isn't perfect, but it's not bad. I like that this drama isnt so cookie cutter.

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Teasing Joon Ki with a kiss is manifestation of a cruel streak? But not Joon Ki manipulating and humiliating her and then acting like an ass incapable of giving a sincere apology for his actions? Wow women really have it hard, even from their fellow women.

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Still watching this drama just because of park hyungsik haha

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Park Hyung-Sik really grows alot from the previous dramas he was in. Chang-soo all the way!

Feeling his pain! His way to his mother is absolutely something! Enjoying Chang-soo & Ji-yi story than the main lead!

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The drama has become disappointing :( there was so much potential to make it interesting :((

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I'm addicted to JY-CS couple ...and I was so disappointed that they were barely together in this episode...I watch the show only for them.

I have trouble connecting with UEE's portrayal of Yoon Ha, so I just forward her scenes mostly even though I loove Sung Joon.

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I gave up on the main couple a long time ago and whatever their motivations were.
I am only watching for the second lead and for Joon Ki's parents.
And I don't feel that the story advanced, it has been stuck in I discover you were lying to me and I am thinking of revenge but haven't planned anything yet stage.
But so far there is no advance in the plot since episode six.

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Sigh... The things we do for our biases. This is such a boring drama. They do nothing but talk and the talk gets them nowhere. Sigh. Pick a better drama next time Sung Joon.

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I don't mind the talking but they keep repeating the same stuff we already heard. YoonHa keeps asking JoonKi whenever she sees him when was it real, was it ever real, when did you know about me, etc. The same old points over and over again.

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This drama has been such a disappointment for me! Especially in the case of Yoon-ha. I don't understand her at all! What happened to her revenge plan or being independent? What happened to finding out about her brothers disappearance? I don't know what she is thinking anymore.

Also I hate Joon-ki. He has lied to the people around him and now he wants back into Yoon-ha's life. To me he comes off as condescending and pushy. Forcing himself into the cab with Yoon-ha then following her? Back off! I actually liked the fake kiss scene with him and Yoon-ha. That's what the revenge should look like.

And why do these four people always try to invite each other together? Don't they know that they hate/or are uncomfortable with each other?

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I pretty much gave up on this around EP4. It started to lose it's central focus at EP3, and just got progressively worse from there. There is nothing left of the original plot line.

But it does make me think that perhaps a drama with a "real" undercover chaebol plot might work. Something like the real heir has been in America for 12 years and nobody in Korea knows him at all. Not this kind of phony plot where you work part time and then have your maids clean all your designer clothes.

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I thought that the "secret chaebol" mini-sideplot in "Can We Get Married" (by the same writer) was much more solid than this whole drama.

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At first I thought it was the lines the actor who plays JoonKi had to read that made him like stone-faced. Very direct lines, no room for horsing around. But now I think the actor just needs more experience. There are no nuances or subtleties to his acting even where there is room for it. He just doesn't seem comfortable on camera or with Uee.
The actor who plays ChangSoo, on the other hand, has impressed me with his acting.

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this website, is publishing the recap under their name

http://zkpop.com/k-drama-recaps/high-society-episode-13-recap.htm#comment-294

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Wow a complete copy word-for-word...

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This scary site copied most of their 'recap' posts from here. Just, wow. Mask, Hidden Identity, I remember you etc. Shocking. This can't be allowed surely? Even with referencing the original, this is a bit much.

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Wow... just wow.. I mean if you copy the recap is it necessary to copy the comments as well?. This definitely cannot be allowed.

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I am beginning to like all the characters. like Jk said " we are all hurt. maybe we are late to grow up" in ep 14. even tho Yh really irriated me initially. ep 14 reveals why she fell for Jk in that bewildering way which made lots of sense to me. Cs is the most consistent (ok ok i really like hyung sik! he can do no wrong :)) in that acts he like the spoilt chaebol but tries to be objective in his assessment of jk and also about his r/s with jy and he never loses his temper and thrashes his room/office. yet! he is the most believeable of the 4 and i think one of the fairest potrayal of a chaebol prince in k dramaland. thank goodness he has no OCD/elevator/water phobias like most chaebols.

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Oh, PHS oppa. May you be blessed with a better drama after this mess. You are the last shining gem of this show. I can almost forgive the writer for breaking CS and JY up just to see a different side of CS when he's around YH. Oppa, you have me believing so far that you have the power to create chemistry with anyone with little effort, romance and bromance included.

Dear dramaland guardians and rulers, give oppa a better project next time.

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wait till ep 14, the way CS has to deal with the chaebol daughter which his mom tries to matchmake him with is hilarious! and he's still charming and polite as ever even tho he can barely tolerate it! it is true that we finally get to see how CS is with other girls. we never got to see him with any other girls except Yh and JY and it was obvious that he only treats YH as dongseang. Joon Ki is actually the most normal now. previously he was plain weird and could not portray the complex emotions during his fake relationship with YH. hmmm... i bet if PHS and SJ swtiched roles, PHS could actually make everyone love JK - only because PHS is so talented as an actor! the way he uses his voice and facial expressions is amazing! (melt into a puddle!!!)

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I second this!

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@ar hi-5! :)

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i want more chang soo and ji yi....

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just watched the CS breakdown scene in ep 14 - feel like bawling my head off myself!! PHS - you can make me laugh , and swoon and cry - how can i forget you? (echo JY in ep 13)....

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just realised what actually happened in Ep 14. after rewatching the CS breakdown scene 4 times, it hit me that the whole reason why Cs was ok with pursuing JY was that he was confident that he would not fall for her and that he would be able to walk away unscathed and even marry some chaebol princess after he tires of JY (as decreed to all babies born into chaebol pedigree). he even thought that marriage was no big deal and was ok with gg along with his mother's plans. well, now it dawns on him that it is no big deal if you don't have someone you care about. Except that once Jy has stolen his heart, he can no longer accept entering into a loveless contract M & A marraige.

it was also interesting that he kept beating his heart with his fist when he could not contain his grief at the realisation of what he had lost and what he has to look forward to. i think anyone who has expeirnced a bad breakup will notice that physically, one can experience pain in the heart - whetehr it is a phantom pain or not! it was such a powerful scene for me because it showed that CS had to overcome so many obstacles within himself - his struggle between his mother and jy, his fear of having to give up everything if he chooses jy and finally, the dawning realisation that it would be hell if he had to give up Jy even if he could retain his chaebol lifestule and prospects( i am guessing this is wat is referred to the thing which he wants to protect).

the heros in k dramaland typically exhibit their heartache and pain in the following ways:

1. they get wasted
2. they get drunk and get into fights(boys over flowers, Heirs)
3. they let others beat the living daylights out of them , while they are drunk(BOF, Heirs)
4. they thrash furniture (may or may not be in a drunken state)(Secret, Heal me kill me)
5. they smash their fists into mirrors (heal me kill me)
6. they fall onto their knees and cry their hearts out while shaking fist at heavens (Secret)

When they actually talk about their pain, they do so in the following ways:

1. a single tear rolls down their cheek(secret garden, high society)
2. they cover their face (eyes) with their hand(s) (the master's sun , high Society) - usually becoz they cannot manage to accomplish 1. - the single teardrop routine.

any more from anyone to add? :p

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