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Age of Youth: Episode 2

The mystery train continues to chug along as we delve deeper into the lives of our five very unique heroines. We get a bit more explanation on the surprise supernatural aspect, but what I really care about is the everyday challenges these college girls have to face. The boy trouble, the school trouble, the whole shebang. And the more we get to know them, the more I want them to thrive.

 
EPISODE 2: “Is this underwear yours? #lies and naked faces”

After the five girls share some harmless secrets, bubbly third-year Ji-won drunkenly drops the bomb that she can see ghosts. Sexy Yi-na wonders if that means she killed someone, while eldest Jin-myung mutters that there’s someone she wishes were dead.

It’s Ye-eun who can’t shake Ji-won’s confession out of her head. She tosses and turns in bed that night until she convinces herself that Ji-won is a total liar. “She might as well tell me Song Joong-ki is her cousin!” Ye-eun thinks. Heh.

Ye-eun wills herself to sleep when Ji-won, who’d been snoring like a bear this entire time, suddenly goes silent and opens her eyes.

Ye-eun freeeaks out, keeping her eyes shut tight as her thoughts run wild: “Why isn’t she breathing? What is she doing? What was that sound? Is she moving? Why?! Where?!” Her inner freak-out session just about has me on the floor.

But then a hand shoots out and grips her ankle. Ack! Ye-eun screams and sits up to come face-to-face with Ji-won, hanging upside down on her bed. Ye-eun doesn’t find her tricks funny and tries to calm down with some snacks. Ji-won asks for some, only to be told to come down and get them herself.

With a rather eerie expression, Ji-won opens her mouth wide… and then her neck stretches out like a snake and weaves her head down to Ye-eun.

Ye-eun bolts up, waking up from her nightmare. Jeez, girl, that scared ME.

Now that it’s morning, she can finally relax. She goes out to the balcony to take down her laundry, mindlessly grabbing onto a pair of boxers.

“What the hell?!” Ye-eun drops the underwear as if it were on fire. Ji-won calls out from the kitchen to ask what’s wrong, but Ye-eun lies that she saw a cockroach and frantically stashes the boxers into her purse.

Ye-eun goes straight to her boyfriend’s place and shakes him awake. She scolds GO DOO-YOUNG (Ji Il-joo) for leaving his underwear at the house, but he insists it’s not his. That puzzles her: Then whose could it be? Who else could’ve brought a guy into the house?

Doo-young must be awake now because he motions her over with a sly glint in his eye. Ye-eun says she can’t—she’s on her period. “Then why did you come over?” he asks, annoyed. Well, damn.

That angers Ye-eun, so Doo-young immediately returns to his playful demeanor and has them giggling in bed in no time.

Ye-eun skips back home, only to stop in her tracks when she sees a strange boy looking up at the girls’ window. When the boy finally notices her, he runs off. Ye-eun doesn’t think too much of it and heads inside.

Timid freshman Eun-jae eyes the cupboard suspiciously, remembering Ji-won’s claim that a ghost resided inside. She tries to get a closer look, but Ye-eun bursts in, pulling them both to the couch. Ye-eun whips out the boxers, positive that one of them must’ve had a one-night stand at the house.

Innocent Eun-jae doesn’t even know what a one-night stand is and needs Ye-eun to explain it to her. Ye-eun also explains that it’s only logical the culprit is Yi-na, who admitted herself that she dated many men.

Intent on finding proper evidence, Ye-eun leads them to Yi-na’s door. They press their ears against the wood, and their jaws drop at the faint sound of a man’s voice on the other side.

LOL, which is right when Yi-na’s head eases down next to Ye-eun. Yi-na asks what they’re doing, scaring the bejesus out of them. Ye-eun composes herself and shoots a question right back, asking why there’s a man in her room.

Yi-na has no idea what Ye-eun’s talking about and opens the door. All three of them lurch forward to find… anime playing on Yi-na’s laptop.

Now out of the clear, the girls get Yi-na in on the Grand Underwear Mystery and show her the still-ownerless boxers. Yi-na scoffs, offended they would ever think it was hers. “The men I see wouldn’t wear cheap things like this!” Yi-na storms out, muttering she does that kind of stuff at motels anyway.

The girls consider their next suspect, and Ye-eun instantly throws out the idea of it being Jin-myung. After all, their oldest housemate doesn’t even have the time to date. And with Jin-myung’s lackluster appearance, Ye-eun adds, how would any man feel attracted to her?

Eun-jae counters back that psychologically speaking, there are men who are interested in girls like Jin-myung.

A young man (Yoon Park) sits outside a restaurant, clearly waiting for someone. His face lights up as he sees Jin-myung running toward the doors. He calls out that she’s not late for work and urges her to sit and rest, gesturing to a glass of water. She looks a little unsure as he heads inside, but she downs the water anyway.

The restaurant is soon bustling with customers, and the two are now hard at work—the man as a chef and Jin-myung as a waitress. Curiously, the man watches her on the monitor as she works, a hint of a smile on his face.

Back at the house, Ye-eun officially crosses Jin-myung off the suspect list. The next best person would have to be Ji-won since she’s always going on group blind dates.

Ji-won is on one of those dates as they speak, and she’s pretty much the life of the party, kicking things off with, of course, alcohol.

Later that night, one of the boys walks Ji-won out of the bar and asks how she’s getting home. She puts on her best aegyo and says she’s taking the bus. “Oh, really?” the guy says, “I’m going that way. Bye!” And he high-tails it out of there, grabbing the first taxi he sees. Ouch.

As soon as Ji-won gets home, Ye-eun tosses the boxers her way and hammers her with questions—Ji-won finally got a man, didn’t she? She did it in the house, didn’t she? Ji-won angrily balls the boxers up and flings it right into Ye-eun’s face, telling her to stop spewing nonsense.

Ji-won turns her back to Ye-eun, hiding her hurt expression. Ji-won just doesn’t understand… She had fun with the guy. He laughed at everything she said and even talked to her the whole night. But in the end, it never works out for her. She curses under her breath and stumbles into her room.

And that leaves only one suspect. Ye-eun slowly turns to Eun-jae, positive the mystery is now solved. Ye-eun gets right to teasing, though the annoyed Eun-jae protests it wasn’t her either and she’s tired of everyone having to tease her at least once a day. Ye-eun wonders who “everyone” is.

Flashback to psychology classmate Jong-yeol pestering Eun-jae at lunch. Ha, why do I already find this pair adorable?

While talking, Jong-yeol had dropped a peanut on his lap, causing Eun-jae’s gaze to wander on down there. Jong-yeol acted horrified and violated, but as soon as Eun-jae looked away, he smiled like a complete fool.

Back in the present, Ji-won comes back out of her room, and Ye-eun suggests she ask the ghosts who brought a guy to the house. Ji-won says she can’t talk to the ghosts, only see them. However, she does know who the liar among them is. Suddenly nervous, Eun-jae averts her eyes.

Ji-won explains that she can see people’s auras. And Yi-na’s aura in particular appears darker, signifying lies. Ye-eun laughs, totally dubious, while Eun-jae silently takes it all in.

Later, as Ye-eun hangs her laundry out on the balcony, she spots Yi-na step out of an older, well-dressed man’s car. She quickly rounds up Eun-jae and Ji-won, and they all huddle together to get a good look.

From where they are, they have the perfect view of Yi-na leaning in to the driver’s window and giving the man a long, deep kiss.

Gasps all around. Ye-eun flails about with muted squeals, though the other two are frozen with shock.

Yi-na walks in to find the three waiting by the front door like eager puppies. Ye-eun and Ji-won then mimic the make out session with exaggerated smooches. “You saw?” Yi-na sighs.

She tries to escape, but the three pups surround her, craving every single detail. Tired of their prying, she replies in a monotone voice that the man is a dentist, perhaps 38 or 39 years old. And he’s married.

That shuts them up. Yi-na retreats to her room, leaving the girls confused. After that blunt remark, Eun-jae isn’t so sure Yi-na is the lying type.

Yi-na’s gets a call as she removes her makeup, but she gives the number an annoyed look and tosses the phone aside. Mere seconds later, a text pops up, begging her to pick up so they can tell her something. Yi-na ignores this too, and runs a frustrated hand through her hair. Hm.

The next morning, the girls go about their daily activities, all different, but pulling the same exhausted yawn out of all of them. All except Eun-jae. Ye-eun calls her lucky for not having to worry about her career just yet.

But the real lucky one, Ye-eun determines, is Yi-na. Since her father owns a factory and her family is filthy rich, she doesn’t have to worry about money or a job.

Jin-myung doesn’t get back to the house until late, and when she does, she notices the same strange boy Ye-eun had seen earlier. Ah, is this who called Yi-na? Does she have a stalker?

Another day, and it seems to be an important one for Ye-eun. She takes a little longer in the morning to get herself all dolled up, no doubt for the boyfriend. And all the while, Ji-won just sits in the background, laughing at a variety show on her phone. God, I love her.

Ye-eun prances off to a nice, fancy restaurant, ready for a perfect date with her oppa. She gets a text from him, which causes her cheerful smile to disappear: He just woke up and he’ll be at least thirty minutes late. Crushed, she turns away from the restaurant and replies that she was going to be late too anyway. Aw.

She kills some time outside a convenience store, disappointed that she ended up lying again. In fact, she’s had to make this lie a good number of times already. Pretending she didn’t miss him when she really did. Pretending she didn’t put any effort in her makeup when she really did.

Feeling like an idiot, she imagines what her housemates would do if they were in her shoes: One glance at the text and Yi-na would just stand the guy up. Jin-myung would be firm and give him exactly ten minutes to show. Ji-won would throw a fit and force him to pay. And Eun-jae would be her usual kind self and tell him she’d wait. Ye-eun wonders if she’s the only weird one of the group.

Doo-young finally shows up and plops himself down next to her, asking if she just got there. You’d think she’d be mad or irritated, but instead, Ye-eun welcomes him with the most loving smile.

He notices the gift bag by her side and you can practically hear the wheels turning in his head as it clicks for him. “You don’t know what day today is, do you?” she asks sadly. He swears that he does know and that he bought her something too.

Doo-young is ecstatic with his present, oohing and aahing at the expensive jacket. Ye-eun holds out her hands expectantly for her own present, making Doo-young fidget in his seat. After pretending to search his bag, he claims he left it at home.

They finish their meal and then head back to Doo-young’s place. He hands her a small box, and her face falls before even opening it. They’re little bottles of perfume—wait, are those perfume samples? He reads her weak smile and asks indignantly if she’s upset that it wasn’t expensive, and she hastily assures him that she likes it.

He promises to buy her something better next time and they have a sweet kiss. But then he starts kissing her neck, wanting more. Poor Ye-eun looks like she just might burst into tears.

She makes her way back home, seeing Yi-na’s stalker boy for the second time, now carrying flowers. The image is just another knife among many in her wounded heart.

Once she’s back in her bedroom, Ye-eun eyes another box on her desk—the exact same bottles of perfume. She remembers back when Ji-won had given them to her, having gotten them as a freebie from a makeup store. Exasperated, she shoves the box Doo-young gave her in her drawer.

Outside, Stalker Boy is finally greeted by Yi-na, but she wants nothing to do with him. They don’t even know each other all that well, so she doesn’t understand why he likes her. Her voice firm, she demands he stop calling her and she walks away.

Ji-won and Ye-eun get comfy on the couch, but the air grows tense when Ji-won excitedly asks what Doo-young bought for their one-year anniversary.

She playfully pokes Ye-eun’s shoulder and asks to see the gift. Ye-eun’s prickly attitude makes it clear. “He forgot, didn’t he?” Ji-won exclaims. Ye-eun yells that that’s not it—rather than a gift, he planned a trip to Chuncheon for the two of them.

More giggles escape Ji-won’s lips, and she asks if they’ll do a little bit of this and that while on the trip. Ye-eun shoves Ji-won aside, and all the emotions she’d been bottling up that day come pouring out. “What’s wrong with you?! All you ever talk about is sex!”

Ji-won shrinks back and says it was just a joke. Whether it was a joke or not, Ye-eun wants Ji-won to stop blabbering without thinking, like her talk about Yi-na carrying a liar’s aura. With that final blow, Ye-eun stalks off to her room. Yi-na, who’d walked in moments before, follows suit, and mutters how amazed she is—how did Ji-won know she was lying?

Things seem to simmer down as everyone goes to bed. Ye-eun wakes up to a text from Ji-won, apologizing for going too far. Ye-eun is finally able to smile again and texts back that she’s sorry as well. They continue to go back and forth like this, even though they’re only a few feet away from each other, and it’s absolutely adorable.

The next day, all the girls give Ye-eun a good send-off for her (fake) romantic weekend trip. Ji-won makes sure to pump Ye-eun up with a passionate “Fighting!” and waves her hands goodbye until Ye-eun is out the door. But as soon as she’s gone, Ji-won’s face falls.

With a suitcase to her right and no boyfriend to her left, Ye-eun takes in a deep breath and sets out to kill time while she’s supposedly on her trip. Her first stop is the movie theater, where she joins the other happy couples, with only her suitcase to cuddle with.

In a hotel, Yi-na lies in bed with another one of her suitors. The young man leaves her to take a shower, reminding her not to spend too much of his money. She apologizes, saying she had a friend in the hospital this month. He still tells her to limit herself to two million won. She agrees out loud, but her face shows she’s not too happy about it.

Later, Yi-na goes down to the hotel bar for some wine. She asks the bartender if it’s obvious she’s a liar. He looks her up and down and simply chuckles. Yi-na sighs, “Figures. Living life itself is a lie.”

Cut to: Ye-eun living out her own lie by staying at a jjimjilbang. She tries to get some sleep, but is forced to move thanks to a handsy old man. She moves over to a more open area and, unsure of what else to do, she calls Doo-young.

He answers and Ye-eun’s ears are flooded with the sound of clinking glasses. As he continues drinking with his buddies, he asks her where she is. She admits she’s at the jjimjilbang, but lies that she’s with her friends too. Doo-young tells her to have fun and hangs up, leaving her alone all over again.

Back at the house, Ji-won and Eun-jae have trouble studying—Ji-won because of her endless dirty thoughts and Eun-jae because of her fixation on the cupboard.

Eun-jae builds up the courage to ask about the ghost in the cupboard, and she’s surprised to hear that Jin-myung and Yi-na have asked Ji-won about it too. “I guess all of you have a ghost that comes to mind,” Ji-won says.

As if wanting to confirm something, Eun-jae asks if the ghost is a boy or a girl. However, Ji-won can’t answer that herself. She explains that ghosts don’t have any human features like the legends have always said. They’re more like smoke compacted into an orb.

But Ji-won loses Eun-jae’s interest when she changes the subject back to her dirty fantasies, ha.

In her room, Yi-na puts away some of jewelry, her hand stopping at the bottom drawer. Inside is a fluorescent bracelet that seems to trigger a strange vision of a pair of eyes underwater. She gasps at the sudden sound of her phone, and the vision fades. It’s Stalker Boy again, and Yi-na threatens to paste his number all over the internet if he doesn’t stop calling.

The next day, Ye-eun heads out of the jjimjilbang to return home. She makes a quick bathroom trip, but stops at the sight of the woman next to her applying makeup. She takes in her own bare skin, coming to a realization.

Ye-eun: “Lies may be similar to makeup. Just like one puts on makeup to hide their naked face, people lie when they’re afraid of the truth being exposed. My makeup gets thicker, and I keep lying. Since when did I start feeling embarrassed of my bare face? Since when did I become so ashamed of the truth?”

Ye-eun walks up to the house, and sure enough, Stalker Boy is sitting in his usual spot. She continues her train of thought, thinking that the truth is pathetic and pitiful just like that boy. She’d rather bury her true feelings with lies than let her earnestness get rejected. Because that rejection is the most painful.

Ye-eun surprises Ji-won and Eun-jae in the kitchen with her early arrival, but easily lies that it’s because she has school tomorrow and she’s pretty worn out.

Jin-myung joins them, but gets a sudden nosebleed. She wipes her nose with a tissue and leans into the trash can to throw it out when she notices something and pulls it out. She wonders why her boxers are in the trash. Eh??

But it’s not what everyone thinks. Jin-myung immediately puts the one-night stand theory to rest and explains that the landlord gave them to her to hang on the balcony; there’s a strange man who’s been lurking around the neighborhood, and it’s to suggest that a man lives here instead of just girls.

Ye-eun bursts out that Ji-won was wrong about the boxers belonging to Yi-na. Ji-won argues she never said that—she just said Yi-na was lying about something. Ye-eun mumbles that it’s the same thing and stomps over to her room to take a nap.

Night has already fallen by the time Ye-eun wakes up. Hearing Yi-na’s cries coming from outside, she looks out the balcony and sees Stalker Boy aggressively grabbing Yi-na’s wrists.

Ye-eun yells for Ji-won and Eun-jae and hurries them out the door, saying there’s big trouble.

On the street, Yi-na stares Stalker Boy down, telling him if he’s smart, he should understand that she doesn’t like him. He only promises he’ll like her more to compensate for that.

Stalker Boy grows more desperate and urges her to see that she’s ruining herself. He just wants to save her. Yi-na doesn’t want to be saved and she doesn’t want to tell him again. Next time, she’s calling the cops.

The girls make it outside and rush over to Yi-na, asking if she’s okay. Yi-na tries to get them back inside when Stalker Boy blurts out, “What you’re doing right now is prostitution!” Whoa. Holy crap.

He goes on to say that a beautiful person like her shouldn’t be selling her body like that. He doesn’t know about her past, but he feels the need to help her.

The girls are all wide-eyed, blown away by his words. It takes a second for Yi-na to snap out of it, but she’s soon hitting him with her purse and pulling at his hair, screaming that she’s the one who decided to sell her body and that he has no right to tell her how to live.

The girls try to pry her off him, but it’s someone else that stops Yi-na in her tracks: Jin-myung. Yi-na catches Jin-myung’s gaze, and a new emotion sets into her face. Shame? They keep their eyes on each other as the police arrive.

Yi-na gets taken to the station to be interrogated, giving the rest of the girls a chance to let it all sink in. Ye-eun figures Yi-na completely made up that her family was rich. If she was rich, she wouldn’t need to see all those men. Jin-myung calmly defends Yi-na, bringing up the fact that a lot of girls get financial help from men like that.

But Ye-eun just sees it as accepting money for sex, which she thinks makes Yi-na a hooker. The other girls try to shush her, gesturing behind her. Gah, Yi-na sure does walk in at the worst times.

Yi-na doesn’t say anything and numbly walks back to her room. Once inside, she leans against the door, breathing out “hooker” as if she’s just now feeling the weight of the word.

Ji-myung wordlessly leaves the room, though Ye-eun doesn’t feel like she said anything wrong. After all, it was Yi-na who lied this entire time.

The thought leads Ye-eun to remember Ji-won’s confession of seeing people’s auras. So, Ji-won was right. And if that was true, then…

“So you really do see ghosts!” Ye-eun gasps. And the camera fixes on the cupboard, where the ghost supposedly is.

 
COMMENTS

Ah, so there might be a sixth person living in the house after all. I’m actually very interested in this aspect of the drama, especially since it seems like everyone is concerned about this ghost. So who do they think the ghost is? Who did Eun-jae end up killing? Who does Jin-Myung wish was dead? And then, most importantly, how can Ji-won see ghosts in the first place?

And though I’m dying to find out the answers to all these questions, I also think these questions are weighing down on an already heavy drama. The first two episodes alone had so much meat within the story, so adding a murder mystery (or multiple murder mysteries, I guess) on top of that feels a bit excessive. In that way, the drama isn’t the smoothest watch.

What makes it so enjoyable though is the fantastic way the main characters are handled. I absolutely love that we were plopped into this drama’s world in the same way Eun-jae was plopped into the house in Episode 1. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a college student myself, but it was incredibly easy to fall into the story and imagine myself right there with Eun-jae. Or as Eun-jae. At first, I only connected with her, but this was the episode that made me realize I could connect with all of the girls.

For instance, Ye-eun annoyed the hell out of me in Episode 1, but after today’s episode peeled most of her layers back, I could see myself as her as well. Then as the episode went on, I connected with Ji-won and even connected with Yi-na a little bit. I definitely don’t fit within any of their archetypes, but they all had that aching human quality of pure vulnerability. We’re obviously all different, just as the five heroines in Age of Youth are all drastically different, but sometimes it’s just nice to know that despite the differences, we all go through the same kinds of pain.

If Ye-eun was in any other drama, playing her same archetype and only that archetype, I’m not sure if I would feel for her at all. But she seemed so amazingly real here that it physically hurt to watch her jerkface boyfriend take advantage of her. It almost makes me mad that I wasn’t able to reach through the screen and console her when she was all alone. Similarly with Yi-na, I wished I could shake her and convince her to get help. But if any of these girls want help, they’re going to have to open up.

Hopefully, as the drama goes on, the girls can learn to look past whatever scary secrets they have and just bond as roommates and as friends.

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Oh far out, that boyfriend. UGH. I know he's supposed to elicit that sort of reaction, so good. But also, UGH. (His apartment is niiiiiiiice though.) For a 12 episode drama, I feel like it's trying to be too many things, as you've pointed out. Still, it's fun, and kinda heartbreaking, and it's enough to see a group of girls on the screen and how they deal with each other and the rest of the world. Why is it so rare to have a drama like this!!!!1!11!!!

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i've been waiting for this drama since han yeri was announced as a lead but it's killing me a little since it's still early on and i can't tell very much about her character yet. i can't say i've tuned into very many jtbc dramas but so far my interest has been piqued...albeit there are a little too many unanswered questions which makes me concerned that they won't all be fully explored well. here's to seeing more han yeri in dramaland!

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I think more than a lead han yeri is part of the ensemble..it's more like everyone has their own story to tell. I like park hye soo the most so far.

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Han Ye-Ri was the first announced as the lead, but she is not the only lead. We have 5 girls (maybe more with the ghost lol). I cannot wait to see more about her stories. Seems like they plot starts with the 'juniors' first, and the oldest sunbae will have her story told a bit later. I like that she will have a potential romance too.

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It's interesting. On the one hand, I kinda like that they're only giving little tidbits of her character for me to wonder at, but, at the same time, I'm so anxious to see more of her!

I did love that little scene of her co-worker (boss?) leaving water for her. Should be a sweet romance, if it happens.

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Sheesh!! That is the last time I watch a show at 3 in the morning I have learned my lesson. I was trying to catch up but that scene of the stretching of the neck scared the sh*t out of me I wasn't expecting that. I will catch up tomorrow I came back to see if that scene had scared you as much as it scared me and what was your reaction to it. I am now going to bed (I hope I don't have nightmares) and I will come back later. Thanks for the recap SailorJumun :).

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I laughed ?????

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Ji Il Joo so handsome. Look in his abs. So sexy.
Can they make a "Age Of Youth" male version?

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wow this drama is good.it really show every girl problem in university.I wish they do age of youth male version next it would be good to see some struggle of boys in campus.

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Before starting this drama I read many comments on sites that it was boring but I'm so glad I watched it. This drama has a slice-of-life feel to it and we can all relate somewhat to their lives. I recently graduated so this drama is making me miss College. I like how different all the characters are and yet as roommates they will develop a unique bond . Also I don't think there is an actual ghost living with them (Otherwise they can give Bongpal a call and we can have a fun crossover). I think ghost symbolizes the fears of the girls. Everyone has something like a "ghost" in their life that they want to get away from.

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Guess for many, if a show isn't more soap-oriented w/ makjang elements, then it's "boring."

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I love love and love this drama. Yes I can relate my life with all girls. Yi Na please get help soon! But stalker boy! You should not say about prostitution in front of them. If you like that girl, shouldn't you at least save her face In front of her roomates? Maybe he thought that is the only way that YN will wake up soon? I don't know.

Ye Eun needs to wake up. Hey girl a relationship is a give and take. If you are the only one who gives, you will ruin yourself. But her boyfriend is hottie. lol? I was so mad to see Ye Eun just gave in with her boyfriend. But I know a woman is a weak esp in front of her man. But there is a sign she gonna stand up in front of him soon.

I am looking forward to see more stories of Jin Myung. Plus I dont see Jin Myung face was ashamed on YiNa. She is surprised but she quickly tried to understand maybe Yi Na is just like her, having a difficult life. Just the methods they use are different. anyway, Let's see how the chef gonna melt her heart. Among others look like she has a lot to open up. And Yi Na too. err actually all. JiWon even with her cheerful personality I doubt she never has her own scars (aside from hard to find a man for herself). Eun Jae is the cutie pie hoobae but there is a struggle on herself that unseen.

With so many stories to be told, would 12 episodes be sufficient? JtBC actually very daring because they are actually bringing the issue like prostitution, sexual relationship and so on. I can get why this does not has a high rating but I so far love this drama.

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Yeah, I thought Jin-myung's reaction to Yi-na having a sugar daddy was interesting, too. Based on the previews, it looks like they're going to get into it more next week, which is exciting!

I thought the way the writer handled the whole stalker thing was refreshing, also. On the one hand, I got the impression that Yi-na hated herself a lot and took it out on him, which was sad on so many levels, but on the other, I have to give props to the writer for rejecting the idea that Yi-na needs a guy to rescue her, and having him out her instead so the girls can deal with the fallout.

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Yes, if it is cliche story than they guy will simply rescue her and she will fall in love with him. Simple. I am curious what writer will show us how her room mates deal with it.

I think Yi-Na hated herself but she may not have the courage to bring herself out of that thing. I don't really think that she is doing it because she wants luxury but kind of rebels? Or maybe she wants to ruin herself because of something..

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I was also really intrigued by Jin-myung’s reaction to Yi-na. I didn't expect her to be part of that scene, so it was interesting that compared to the shot of the other housemates together, there's a single shot of her to emphasize her reaction to the situation.

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Yeah, I agree. You can see Yi Na's self hate bubbling up when she's confronting her stalker, but that doesn't make anything the stalker said right, either. "I can save you"? "You're ruining yourself"? Honestly, why is it that a woman's sexual activity can "ruin" her? What is it ruining, really? Are you really saying that a woman's worth is wrapped up in her vaginal tract, and that physical contact with it damages her value? And not just damages, but "ruins"? That never sat well with me. Especially since we don't speak in the same way about men.

I'm not going to pass moral judgement on Yi Na's life decisions. I've never been faced with that set of problems, and who knows what I would decide to do. We don't even know why she decided to go that route yet. Obviously if she was proud of it she wouldn't have lied to everyone, but I don't think she has to bow down and ask anyone for forgiveness, especially not Ye Eun. I mean, she's so up in arms about Yi Na 'selling her body' but her boyfriend primarily uses her for hers and she doesn't even get nice things out of it. Yi Na's not in the right, but Ye Eun's not in the right either.

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Actually, I have more to say lol. Yi Na said some things to her stalker that reminded me of a passage in Don Quixote. I read it a long time in high school, but basically there was a village with a beautiful girl who was uninterested in any of the men following her around. They complained to Don Quixote, so he confronts her. She asks him why she is obligated to like any of them just because they like her, and she's so convincing that Don Quixote winds up fighting the men instead. I always loved that part.

Yi Na's in the same situation. She is beautiful and gets a lot of attention from men. But just because these guys (and this one particular guy) like her, doesn't mean she's obligated to like them (him) back. That's not how it works.

And honestly how does he plan to save her??? hmmm??? She's right, he doesn't know anything about her except her face and her body, so how can he claim to love her with any credibility? Sounds like by "I can save you!" he means "I want to be the only one having sex with you!" So . . .yeah. Okay. Get in line, buddy.

I can rant about this forever, but basically I hate it when men act like a girl having adult relationships is terrible unless it's with them. Like, how are you different?

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I can't wait to find out more about Jinmyung. She looks rough around the edges but she's surprisingly compassionate and understanding. It's said that she's 28 and had taken a lot of time off in between semester, I wonder what kind of ups and downs she's been through in her life. It's intriguing how Jinmyung is the most accepting about Yina's way of life. Was Jinmyung in debt and thus, understood what some people might have to do for money? Did she get married and divorce? Did the ballerina ex-roommate pull a dirty prank on Jinmyung and get kicked out? Did the Jinmyung simply appear too intimidating to the ballerina? So many questions and I can't wait to have an episode on Jinmyung.

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I really love this drama. It's a little rough around the edges, but I see myself in all of these girls. Their struggles have been my struggles. I also have complete faith in Park Yeon-seon. Her dramas tend to get better as they go and the character's stories are revealed.

Park Eun-bin is amazing in this character and I'm really loving everyone else as well. I loved how they presented Park Hye-soo's character, not just branding her as the "shy girl" and being done with it. Rather, her shyness is shown to be a constant struggle, rather than a trait that defines her. I used to have such a hard time feeling comfortable enough around new people/situations to let myself out. Only after overcoming that a few times did I learn how different a person I became in people's eyes simply by doing so.

Glad to see more of Ji Il Joo. Loved him as Healer's dad. It's too bad he's such a jerk here, but I like that they presented him as realistically so. I can totally see why he's the type of guy that gets a pass on his actions because he knows how to use his good-natured looks and affability to skirt the situation. Here's to hoping Ye-eun kicks him to the curb soon.

I am worried about the ghost storyline, if only because, as you said, it adds a lot to an already emotionally-full story. But I'm curious to see where it goes because Park Yeon-seon just has a way of working her magic so I begin to appreciate aspects of her stories that I didn't originally. Perhaps the ghost is just a representation of their fears?

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I'm going to trust you and keep watching the show because it feels overstuffed to me.

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idk, I'm not sure there will be a murder mystery per se. I got the sense that it'll be folded into characterization as we go--it seems like several of the girls have ghosts haunting them, deaths they clearly haven't moved on from (or feel they're at fault for), and as we learn about their back stories we'll get some answers. I wouldn't expect much beyond that. At the end of the day Park Yeon-seon is all about characters, and I think she's keeping to form here.

Overall I really enjoyed this episode, for its humor as much as its insights. It never really feels like the script is exploitative/mean-spirited or that we're laughing at these girls, so much as laughing with them (even if it's in a what-else-can-you-do kind of way sometimes). A lot of them are very different from me, but I can see myself in all of them (kudos to Park Yeon-seon and the actresses). For instance, I've always felt uncomfortable around "girly" girls like Ye-eun (probably because I'm insecure about my femininity and girls like that will always clock you for it--kinda like the scene in episode 1 where she picks on Eun-jae's eyebrows), but this episode did such a great job peeling back the layers of effort and artifice that go into just being cute and girly that she felt just like me in the end. I understand trying to act like things matter as little to you as they do to others, and exactly how shitty that feels. It's also hard not to sympathize when she's genuinely adorable haha.

Really really hope next week focuses on Han Ye-ri but even more than that, Park Eun-bin!!!! I am loving her so much in this haha. It's clear she's putting 110% into her character and having a good time as well.

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I wish I had a roommate like Ji-won (Park Eun-bin is killing it) because I am more like Eun-jae. Always the naive and youngest in the group. I'm polite to my seniors and sharing my food etc is not a problem until someone take advantage of it then I'd blow up.
I love being around people who makes me laugh because I'm quiet and rather boring lol.

I think Yi-na and Ji-won would be the one I'd be friends with for life just like some of my friends irl.
I won't be surprise if Eun-jae would be the one who would accept and love Yi-na for who she is.

Enjoying the show a lot. It's starting to sink in and having subs and recaps helps.
No matter what culture or language we speak etc our life experiences may not be that much different. It's totally amazing to see myself in these girls and I don't even speak their language or live in their country.

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Yeah, I'm most like Eun-jae as well. I get in my own head too much and don't understand where other people are coming from, so a lot of times I miss the boat on making friends. I'm glad we're both Ji-won fangirls <3 There's something so refreshing about someone who's unafraid to be herself (I'm also boring haha). Though I did see a little bit of myself in her when she went on the group date and tried so hard to be liked, only to get rejected hard when her personality shone through. I've definitely been there lol.

Yeah, I definitely think this is a show I would not watch without subs lol. The director isn't good enough to tell the story on his own, and most of the girls are doing fine but need the writing to bring the characters to life (Park Eun-bin and Han Ye-ri being the exceptions <3).

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Ji-won is not just shamanically hilarious but she is also compassionate.
I think she knows that Ye-eun was lying about her trip but she didn't confront her, instead she played along to avoid humiliating her.

I can also understand why the older roommates finds her tolerably annoying but she seems to help Eun-jae feel more at home.

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Yeah, I would not be surprised if she figured it out--Ji-won seems pretty perceptive about people. I kept hoping for Ye-eun to confess she was lying, but it had to come from her or it wouldn't do anyone any good. At least she was being honest with herself by the end of the episode, although I'm guessing she's going to lash out at Yi-na instead of confronting her own jealousy and insecurity next episode.

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I feel like I am like a combination of all. I am quiet like Eun Jae at the beginning, but like Eun Jae after understand everyone's character I will start feel comfortable. Then, when I feel comfortable I speak on my mind like Yi-na, but I see myself like Jin-Myung too because I also have that cold personality (mature than my age) and don't really give a damn for all things. lol. But sadly when it comes to man, I can see myself was like Ye-eun (when i was really young but no more, now I don't give a damn for a man like that).. LOL. I don't know if I have a personality like Ji-Won, maybe a bit.

It is REALLY exciting that we can relate ourselves with the characters in the drama. I already invested with the drama and wanting for more. ;)

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I wish I could be more like Jin-myung. I try to act calm and mature, but I get embarrassed/ashamed so easily and little things matter to me so much (kind of like Ye-eun haha). I think I'd have to be high or drunk to be like Ji-won lol.

Yeah, this show is a lot of fun! Usually female characters in dramas are very hard to relate to, but here we have five girls we can identify with. It helps that they act like real girls, too. For example, remember that one scene when Ye-eun comes home, flops down on the couch and takes her bra off underneath her shirt like she can't put up with it another second...who hasn't done that after a long day?

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OMG, I immediately take off my bra the moment I get home LOL! I basically jump into my pajamas. You can't even blink your eyes, otherwise you'll miss the transitional transformation.

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Yep, me too, the minute I get home I change into sweats. Heck, if I'm going out and it's not work-related or anything super ~formal, I just go without. Getting away with that is the only time I appreciate having a small chest lol. Bras are torture, especially in the summer.

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juniper, you and I would totally be friends if we met :-)

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This drama warms my heart because at times, I feel like both my roommate and I are Jiwon. We are two Jiwons who are super chill, a little weird, and sometimes desperate af (one is in a long distance relationship, one has been single for half a year).

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You guys sound like a lot of fun haha. If I could be one of these girls, it would be Jin-myung or Ji-won, definitely.

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I love how everyone is basically picking their avatars in this drama lol. That's how you know there's some great characterizations going on!

I think if I had to pick who I most would like to be like, it would be a 2-way tie between Jin Myung and Yi Na. I like how honest Yi Na is, and how hardworking Jin Myung is. In reality, I'm probably more like Ji Won, which I don't take to be as good a thing as everyone else does lol.

I lived with 4 other girls up until last year, and I was the one that would talk to everyone and I'm usually like that in any group setting as well. But, like Ji Won at the group date, that means I can be a little overbearing and railroad others into doing things my way without thinking about it. When that boy ran from her I 'ouched' along with everyone else, but I couldn't help feeling like she brought it upon herself. They were feeling her the most at the beginning of the date, but by the end they couldn't wait to get away from her.

I don't want her to change her personality, I think she's great. She does need to be more aware of how she affects others, though, and scale it back a bit.

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Actually I am curious about their ex room mate too. I want to know the background story of her too, and why she left the house.

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I'm so happy and relieved to see the writer give so much depth and complexity to all of her female characters!

I thought in episode one that I would like Ye-eun the least, but was pleasantly surprised at her self awareness and insecurities. I'm just glad we get that inner dialogue to understand and sympathize with her, even if we don't necessarily agree with her methods.

I'm glad to see everyone here relating to one character or more, or thinking who they'd be friends with to offset their own personality. If I had to pick only one character, I would be the most similar to Jin-Myung, but I'm really a bit of her, Eun-Jae and Ji-Won.

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Yeah, I felt the same relief about Ye-eun. I was ready to be more sympathetic with the rest of them by the end of episode 1, when Eun-jae started to get to know them, but this episode really cemented my positive feelings about Ye-eun. She's flawed, silly and narrow-minded in some ways, but she's coming from a good place imo.

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I agree!

All the characters are flawed and totally imperfect, but that's what makes them real and easy to relate with in one way or another. It's so refreshing and inspiring to see so many awesome girls in one drama. I just want everyone to WIN!

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And I love that guys have almost no plot relevance in ep 1 and only a bit more in ep 2. It really is a drama focused all on the girls, and their potential romances are a part of that but by no means the most important part of who they are.

Also, I really dislike Ye-eun's bf and Stalker Boy, but I appreciate that they're also really realistic (no chaebol sons horray!) I mean, I've had a few friends who were in relationships like Ye-eun's, where they spent all this emotional labor on a dude who couldn't be bothered to do the same in return. And Stalker Boy is totally the type who pictures himself as the White Knight Saving the Beautiful Fallen Woman and won't accept that reality is something quite different.

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I couldn't agree more.

I'm just so in awe of all the compelling themes in this drama and two of them or growing pains, and self discovery and identity through oneself and in relation to others. Like you said, guys are a part of that journey, but by no means the only relationship that helps clarify and define who they will potentially become.

Self growth is an ever evolving journey full of discoveries and challenges.

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Oh, also? I find Eun-jae and Jong-yeol to be adorable. I hope they keep the focus mostly on the friendships, but I won't protest to a little romance on the side...

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I really enjoy these characters!

I can not wait to see the next episodes. And I begin to believe that this drama should be more than 12 episodes.

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I wonder how common sugar daddy arrangements really are? I can imagine many girls struggling to pay for their colleges costs and feeling the pressure to maintain the pretence of a certain lifestyle. I don't have any moral qualms against it, but I wonder if I'm like Yi-na's housemates, too caught up in my own problems to see their friend struggling with money.

The perfume samples is the perfect bad boyfriend gift, I think my heart broke for Ye-eun when he handed it to her.

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Yoon Park ?

This drama has come at a very appropriate time in my life, considering that I'll be moving in with 3 other girls in less than a month. They better have a logical reason for why Ji Won is somehow unable to snag a partner, because I'm flat out in love with her.

I remember reading something about ghosts when the drama was first announced, but assumed that they had dropped it somewhere along the line when the summaries that were released afterwards failed to mention it. I never expected it to be incorporated this way.

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Oops! Seems like we have sth in common! I'll move in with 3 other girls in less than a month too! And yes this drama really helps me to learn how to adapt with complete strangers who out of the blue will live with me soon. I love it when I can relate with

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*I love it when I can relate with the characters of the drama

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FINALLY, a drama with young women who are respecting one another's personalities and differences and not backstabbing to get another's man!

refreshing counterpart from a young perspective that will fill the void left by Dear My Friends...

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Ikr, this is the perfect replacement for Dear my Friends.

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Drama with no love triangle, no backstabbing is refreshing. I always welcome this type of drama.

And to see a group of girls open up with each other is really great. Different personalities will be no issue as long as respecting each other.

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Is that an aquarium in the jjimjjilbang? That has to be the nicest JJB I've seen in a drama.

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I loved this. I love slice of life stories, and while I do understand why some may find this boring (it's all a matter of taste), I have to say that people out there who has had housemates/roommates should at least check because the tiny details resonate so much--the washed underwear hanging by the bed, eating together, coming home to lament about your day to your roommate, THAT BOOKSTAND. Ah, nostalgia.

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F that sour shaming a-hole that was stalking one of the roommates. He's on those self entitled pricks who can't take no for an answer and belittles and shames a woman all because he's male ego had been hurt and he rejected. When he was all "I'm going to save you....stop selling yourself....be with me I'll save you and turn you into a sweet innocent socially acceptable woman!" I wanted to stab him. I was disgusted that none of her roommates defended her and told the man to get the away from their home and stop harassing their roommate or they would call the cops on him.

What right does he have to tell her how to live her life!?!?!! What right does have to shame her!?!! He's just some little boy on the list of many little boys she dates and has fun with. If they happen to want to buy her gifts, give her money, etc, that's on them. These men shouldn't be cheating and breaking vows they made to significant others and it's not like she forces or begs these men to provide for her. No one but especially not that holier than thou rejected elephant dung, has a right to judge her.

I was starting to feel for the roomie with the a-hole boyfriend but her judgmental, slut shaming self can live in world of utter misery and being used for sex by her boyfriend for all I care. I was disgusted by her attitude and behavior in ep 3 preview. Her obvious jealousy of that roommate has been clear since ep one. She needs to SIT DOWN!

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I'm with you on this. I really don't know where that asshat of a guy, who can't handle rejection, thinks he has a right to shame her in public, for her life style choices. If I were there, I would be very willing to plant a facer on him, and I hope they have restraining orders in Korea, to take one out on him. I may personally not approve of Yi Na's life style choices, but they are hers, and she has the right to choose how she wants to live her life, without public humiliation or condemnation.

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"holier than thou rejected elephant dung" !!!! lolololol akdjfajfdlkjakfj I'm screaming!

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`Slice of life` is usually not my cup of tea, but, boy, am I hooked! Absolutely love the characters, everything feels so genuine. And fresh. Thank you so much for the recap SailorJumun, I loved your comments!

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I keep thinking that the "ghost" is a metaphor for secrets. Especially with the way the flashbacks of each girl is inserted. Like each secret they piled up is a ghost that lives with them now, following them wherever they go...or maybe im reading too much into this cuz its 2 am and it's an actual ghost lol.

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I agree with your line of thinking :) It seems that each of the girls that "saw" the ghost have secret, unresolved issues with their family or their past--Jin-myung had to quit school for four years for reasons we don't yet know (probably money issues?), and ignored her mom's call on the bus; Yi-na is supposedly from a wealthy family but now that's up in the air with this whole sugar daddy revelation (even if they are rich this would suggest she's not relying on them); and Eun-jae claims she's killed someone (and based on her flashbacks it seems to be linked with some kind of childhood trauma).

I wouldn't put it past Ji-won to actually see the ghost, though lol. Or to at least think she sees it. She seems to have a sixth sense for people's problems.

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I was thinking the same thing. Doesn't she point at the cabinet with the shoes when she talks about the ghost? I immediately took it as a reference to those things that haunt each of us as we reflect back upon the paths we've traveled in our lives. Ghosts of regret, failed relationships, missed opportunites, etc. Those things follow us around, often hidden from view, but they can reveal themselves at unexpected moments (and often in those sleepless, dead of night times.)

I also wondered if it was a reference to the previous roommate as well, since I think we still don't really know that whole story.

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I absolutely love the scene where Ye-eun imagines how her housemates would react if their dates were running late (since she lied that she was also running late):

- Yi-na would just stand the guy up.
- Jin-myung would be firm and give him exactly ten minutes to show.
- Ji-won would throw a fit and force him to pay.
- Eun-jae would be her usual kind self and tell him she’d wait.

It perfectly shows the differences in their personality in the clearest way.

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I enjoyed the first 2 episodes and will definitely be tuning in this week. I don`t find it boring as slice of life is my cup of tea. My favourite girls are Han Ye Ri and Park Eun Bin (acting-wise),and can`t wait for their characters to be fleshed out. Park Hye Soo is giving me Park Bo Young`s vibes so I`m okay with her. Ryu Hwa Young is good at comedic scenes (see Ex Girlfriend Club) so I`m happy that she`s allowed to stretch her acting range here. Not that ecstatic about Han Seung Yeon but I can manage.

Ji-won was watching Lee Je-hoon`s guest stint on jTBC`s talk show Please Take Care of My Refrigerator. When I saw her fangirling I immediately thought “That`s my kind of girl!“ cause I`ll have that expression on my face too if I`m watching LJH. But then I realised that they were in Secret Door together as Crown Prince Sado and his wife Lady Hye Gyeong, and so the scene becomes really tongue-in-cheek because she`s really just giggling at her prince (and probably missing him).

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Haha that's a cute detail! ^___^

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I noticed LJH too, but I would've preferred if he made a special appearance as a blind date and chose her. That would be awesome.

But I'll take what I can get.

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I thought that she was watching him in Signal then I realized that this is jBTC not tvN lol.

This is a testament to her talents. She can put on a powerful performance in sageuks and still kills it in lighter roles.

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Like how the 5 housemates while, archetypes, are being given layers that are being peeled back which show them as 3-dimensional characters (and not the 1-note type of characters that are so common in the soap-oriented K-dramas).

Maybe the writer is adding too much w/ all that other stuff (beyond the "slice of life") - but could work if the writer doesn't go too far off the deep end w/ that type of stuff and uses it as a means of fleshing out the characters even further.

Despite the characterization (by Ye-eun) about the relative attractiveness of Eun-jae and Jin-myung - think that they are the 2 most attractive gals in the house (down to earth, look good naturally w/o putting on tons of make-up).

OK - Yi-na's "dating" habits may not be what's best for her, but that's for her to decide and stalking her and forcibly trying to "save" her is not cool.

Not entirely clear if what she engages is, in fact, prostitution.

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What an irony that the hypocritical one of the bunch, Ye Eun, who lies routinely, is the one most intolerant and unforgiving of that particular flaw in others! It struck me as amazing that the other girls were more understanding of Yi Na's situation than Ye Eun, and none of those girls are even in a relationship or sexually active. Anyone would think that because Ye Eun is in a relationship she would be more understanding, but that is far from the case.

It's the same with the boxer issue, she was the one who broke the rules and brought her boyfriend over, but she also the one on a witch hunt ready to out any of her roommates for the same offense!

My conclusion is that Ye Eun doesn't like herself very much, and can't handle what she's becoming, so her way of dealing with it, is to take it out on others. A sad, but very human condition. I hope one day, she will gain the maturity to understand that honesty is the best way to go.

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That's what's so annoying about her character, but your last paragraph is why I let it go a little even if I'm still disgruntled. She's human and there are people like her, so I'm glad that type of personality is included in this drama even if I really don't agree with her two-face hypocritical methods.

It's really a testament to the writing, directing and acting that even flaws and imperfections can be overlooked in light of the human condition and the weakness that comes with it.

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She is the easiest to get annoyed with and I find Han annoying too. I guess she is doing fine? Lol I never thought I'd say that about her acting.

I agree that she is immature but we all were at that age, just in different ways.

Love this saying - "Don't judge me because I sin differently than you."

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Ooh, I LOVE it.

"Don't judge me because I sin differently than you."

It perfectly describes this drama, and I'll probably use it often from here on!

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I love this comment too. It's so true. I was upset with Ye Eun too but I think there's no one more upset with her than she is with herself. She's constantly comparing herself to others and coming up short.

Ye Eun is clearly taking out her unhappiness and dissatisfaction in love (and maybe life) on the people around her. And nobody deserves that, except her scuzzy boyfriend. Did you see how he manipulated her into acting happy about the gift by pouting that she didn't like it because it was cheap? Girl, she didn't like it because it was free!

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Maybe I'm the only one with this opinion, but I thought Ye Eun's reaction to Yi Na's situation was predictable. Despite being a jealous b*tch from times to times (okay! 99% of the time), she was described as the hopeless romantic, who does everything for her boyfriend. The drama made it obvious too. I believe their relationship is based on sex, so far anyway, but it is obvious that she wants all the other "extras" that are associated to relationships, like when she remembered their anniversary and bought him a present. I know she is the only one with a boyfriend and the only one who is sexually active. It would be expected for her to understand Yi Na's situation better than the others. But if we see from her perspective, her reaction would be quite predictable. Who would be the hopeless romantic woman, who would accept something like this so lightly? Not trying to shame Yi Na for what she did, because she took the option that she thought it was the best for her, but one of my roommates are a lot like Ye Eun and when it comes to romances, she strictly thinks that a woman should belong to only one man. This is probably the way Ye Eun thinks too so I'm not trying to take Ye Eun's side, I'm going trying to see from her perspective. She is not the most likeable character (reason why I'm actually surprised with Han Seung Yeon's acting this time because if I hated her in some scenes, then it's because she is going a brilliant job), but I'm trying to see from all the girls' perspectives. They are all different and I won't agree with all of their actions and words, but seeing from their perspetives really helps to understand the character more.

Sorry if my comment seemed to be intruding, but I saw you mentioning this and I couldn't resist adding my opinion too, because I also debated with my roommates about the drama. We're all watching it. ^-^

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I wonder why so many of these shows turn out so differently from advertised. Im enjoying this, though, and can see myself in all of the girls except for eun jae. Not too fond of the murder thread and bad oppas abound lol.

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This drama in my opinion is about relevance. I related infintely to Eun jae in the first episode, not that I am timid as her, I am actually more of the straightforward Yoon sunbae, But what I mean is that the consequences of her demeanor are extremely relatable even if for someone who ended up with them due to another reason. Ye eun's struggle with her relationship was realistic as well, in the sense that she tries to limit her level of affection, frustration, anger... just to appear less emotionally invested in a relationship, she obviously is quite invested in. I am here after watching episode four, not here to spoil anything, only to say that the only character I can't relate to at all is Song. I don't think her obsession with getting a boyfriend is relatable enough, furthermore I feel there's something off either about her character or the actress's portrayal of her. To tell the truth I started imagining the show edited out without her, and it would seem not much would be missing.
I got hooked on this show since the first five minutes I think, that's pretty quick for me. But really am I missing out? what is there to Song really? Anyways, here's to hoping her POV episode remedies her.

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Ahm, back after watching her POV episode to say that thank God she's redeemed. Because I had my mind set on it maybe?

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I was going to wait till recaps for ep 3 and 4 come out to join in the comment fray, but I can't help myself. I have to fangirl now.

I am heartwrenchingly in love with this drama. It's doing absolutely everything right for me. I love the slice of life, I love the characters, I love the story, I love the subplots, I love the romance, I love the directorial style/camera work, I love the layers, I love the lead to itty bitty pieces, I love the heart, I love everything.

I love this drama so much that I've even asked Jesus to keep it from falling apart like so many dramas do, because it would literally kill me to see that happen.

I probably love this drama too much, lol.

As far as the ghost is concerned, I think the ghost is very much a metaphor, a reminder that these girls have secrets, and not some big mystery thing that's going to become a major part of the plot. Which is good, because I agree that a ghost mystery would be too much on top of the story we've already got. And wouldn't really match the overall tone of the drama.

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I'm starting to regret not watching this drama sooner. I've only seen two episodes so far but I really like it. Hwayoung is just amazing. I've liked her since ExGF Club and it's nice to see her here too. Heck, I like all of them!

Ugh, that boyfriend is trash. How I wish she wakes up and realize that the guy is not worth any of her time at all.

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