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Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 5

Both of Eul’s erstwhile suitors step up their game, though not exactly in expected ways. With one stepping forward and one stepping back, Eul is so confused she doesn’t know where to turn. In fact everyone is pretty confused now that feelings are being admitted and intentions declared, and it’s going to take some serious explaining to straighten things out again.

I’m just stopping by to weigh in on Uncontrollably Fond this week while our intrepid leader is busy with some Very Important Stuff. She’ll be back soon!

 
EPISODE 5 RECAP

Eul asks Joon-young on camera what he would do if he only had one year to live, but he says morosely that that’s too much time. “Let’s say I have three months.” When Eul agrees, he states that he’s going to do whatever he wants — sue the people who slander him, and kill everyone he hates.

Everyone in the room grows uncomfortable, but Joon-young says to keep the cameras rolling. He smiles gently at Eul, says that he’s not joking — he’s dying, so what is there that he can’t do?

He changes the subject, and asks Eul to date him: “ Will you date me, Noh Eul PD-nim? Let’s say I’m going to die in three months, so just for three months — really passionately. Just for three months, let’s date like there’s no tomorrow.”

Joon-young never breaks eye contact with Eul, even when the crew laughs like it’s the biggest joke ever. He says again that it’s not a joke, and gives Eul his most winning smile. There’s a long silent moment, and then Eul simpers that she can’t possibly say no to such an offer.

She chirpily asks if they should start today and make it public, making fun at Joon-young’s expense. He knows exactly what she’s doing, and just snorts a laugh.

A while later, Eul is face-down in a bowl at her favorite restaurant, trying to drown herself in an inch of water. Ji-tae finds her and asks if she did something wrong, and she burbles that she thinks she’ll get fired from Joon-young’s documentary.

She still thinks his offer was a joke, and that she reacted wrongly. Or wait — he was serious and she treated it like it was a joke. No no no, he was serious and she took it seriously. One of those things.

Ji-tae sweetly dries her face and says it’s probably a good thing for her to stop working with Joon-young. He even offers to help her find a job, but she sneers, thinking that he’s unemployed himself. Belatedly remembering the character he plays with her, he insists he’ll find a job soon, and Eul muses that she’ll marry him once he does. That startles Ji-tae, but he doesn’t answer.

Joon-young isn’t happy when he gets the news that someone other than Eul will be coming to work on his documentary. Everyone assumed he asked her to date him to get rid of her, and the company president made it happen.

Gook-young is beside himself, upset that Eul was fired when in his mind, she reacted the only way she could. Joon-young lets him talk himself out, then says calmly that without Eul, he won’t film one more second of the documentary. If the company president wants him to do it, he’d better get Eul back.

Eul’s proposal visibly shakes Ji-tae so badly that she takes it back, assuming that he objects to the idea. Then she teases him to tell her that he likes the idea, but his continued silence sobers her up and she takes it for a real rejection. She storms out, barking that she doesn’t like him all that much anyway, and Ji-tae just continues drinking.

The restaurant ajumma wonders how Eul thinks she could get a great guy like Ji-tae even if he is unemployed. She tries to set him up with “a friend” who sounds suspiciously like herself, but Ji-tae just smiles sadly and says it’s him who’s not good enough for Eul. “How could I dare to have her? What’s why I didn’t say yes.”

Eul’s phone rings where she left it behind on the table, and Ji-tae sees that whoever is calling is saved in her phone as just a picture of a cartoon dog and bird (sort of a PG way to say son-of-a-bitch, ha). He answers the call, and on the other end of the line, Joon-young asks why he’s answering Eul’s phone.

Both guys’ hackles go up and neither concedes to give their name first. Joon-young says that his name should have come up on the caller ID, but Ji-tae says it was just the pictures of the dog and bird, making Joon-young yelp.

Ji-tae guesses this is Joon-young calling, and tells him not to call Eul again. Joon-young also correctly guesses that this is “Husband,” which surprises Ji-tae in turn. But Eul shows up and snatches back her phone, and it’s kind of adorable how Joon-young freezes and hangs up when he hears her voice, even though he called her.

Curious, Ji-tae calls Eul and grabs her phone when it rings, and sure enough, he’s saved as “Husband” in her contacts. Eul claims it’s because he always takes everyone’s side against her. Note from javabeans: He’s saved in her phone as Husband (nampyun) and to save face she says it’s because he never takes her side (nae pyun) only others’ sides (nam pyun).

That makes him smile, but he tells her seriously that she’ll find someone worthy of her, who truly cares about her and loves her, who’ll make her happy. Eul tells him to just say no if he doesn’t want to marry her, and orders him not to call her anymore.

As she walks home she wonders why Joon-young was calling her anyway, snarling angrily at her phone and refusing to ever speak to him again, while at the same time composing a contrite apology for not answering her phone. She begs for another chance, then deletes the whole thing and declares that she can get by all on her own.

She sees a car idling in the road and curiously peers through the heavily tinted window, when suddenly it rolls down and she finds herself nose-to-nose with Joon-young. He peevishly asks why she lives with Na-ri when she already has a “husband,” but Eul counters that nobody would be crazy enough to marry her.

She rants that she has no husband or kids, no job, no money and no prospects, and has to live with a friend because she has nowhere else to go. Strangely, hearing this just makes Joon-young grin, and Eul walks away calling herself crazy.

She gets a call from the documentary producer, offering her the job back and saying that it’s all due to Joon-young. She turns back to thank him, but he just rolls up his window and drives away, still smiling to himself.

Joon-young wakes up on the floor again in the morning, and spends the day playing video games and romping with Pororo. Meanwhile Eul feeds her little brother and tells him she’ll be working a lot for a while, fawning over him a little too much and making him complain.

Jik warns Eul that Joon-young’s fans are scary, and are doing a background check on her as we speak. Just then he gets a text from Haru asking why he never contacted her with information on Eul, and he shows the message to his noona. Eul responds asking what she plans to do with info on Eul, pretending to be Jik.

When Haru calls Jik quickly hangs up before Eul can answer it, and ignores his sister’s request for the girl’s number. He warns Eul not to fall for Joon-young, worried since she’ll be around him a lot, reminding her that Joon-young lives in a different world now.

Eul bristles at him, and he says that he wishes she’d date Ji-tae (who they know as Hyun-woo). He ruffles her hair and throws her some aegyo before running off to school, and she grumbles that Ji-tae already dumped her.

Ji-tae can’t get Eul’s casual proposal out of his mind, and it makes him all squishy and smiley. He tells himself to get it together, which he barely manages before he’s called to play a game with his father. Ji-tae wins and demands his bet payment, threatening to tattle to Mom when Dad tries to renege.

Haru comes home and invites her dad to Joon-young’s concert tonight, trying to convince him that pictures of him and his daughter at a concert would be good for his image. Uncomfortable, Ji-tae takes Dad’s side and tells Haru to go study, and when she waves him off and keeps whining, he takes on a stern tone and orders her to stop.

He angrily tells her to listen to him, to go study and quit the Joon-young fan club. Haru claims that her life is nothing without Joon-young (ugh, really? Even if he weren’t her half-brother…) but Dad tells her not to talk back to her oppa.

Ji-tae apologizes to Dad once Haru is gone, but Dad says that suddenly he likes this Joon-young guy. He’s always wondered why Ji-tae never gets angry, even when he has reason to, and even thought about taking him to a doctor. He’s happy that Ji-tae knows how to lose his temper after all.

Joon-young waits outside his mother’s house for her again, curious why she didn’t call him back like she promised. Standing on her front porch, she says that her meeting isn’t over yet, and ha, I see where he gets his smart mouth.

Joon-young gives her tickets to his concert and tells her to invite Ajusshi, saying that “It’s your last chance to see your sexy son.” Mom rips up the tickets and drops them at his feet, so he jumps in front of her and says that he’s serious, it really is her last chance to see him like this. Mom thanks him for the good news, and ooooh, she’s going to regret saying that later.

Joon-young grabs her arm, but she yanks it away and spits that he never treated her like his mother. He quit school and became a celebrity without even consulting her, but Joon-young pouts that being a celebrity is better than being a prosecutor. But Mom is hurt because he used to want to help poor people like they were.

Joon-young says that people like him shouldn’t be prosecutors — if he did, poor people wouldn’t even be able to live in this country. His tone lightens and he tells her he’ll hold her concert seats, but she yells at his back that she won’t come: “You’ll die before I go there.”

Eul shows up at the concert with camera in hand, and films the impressive crowd that’s already arriving. She doesn’t see Ji-tae watching her from a distance, worry on his face.

Haru is there too with the maid, still upset over how her brother yelled at her earlier in the day. She cheers up when her father shows up after all, saying that her oppa just worries about her, and he tells her to stop talking about Ji-tae behind his back. But there’s no heat in his words, and he even wore the shirt with Joon-young’s face emblazoned on it to please his little girl.

The concert begins, and Joon-young sings and plays guitar while his fans scream, but the VIP seats he saved for his mother and Ajusshi remain empty. Eul videos him onstage, and she lowers her guard and lets herself be swept away by his romantic song. Jik’s words not to fall for Joon-young echo in her head, but it looks like his warning comes too late.

She puts the camera down to collect her composure, which Joon-young notices from on the stage. When she gathers herself and stands back up, he smiles this huge happy grin, and from the back of the audience Ji-tae sees the whole exchange.

Ji-tae’s dad excuses himself and goes outside for some fresh air, remembering the time that Joon-young offered to share his umbrella in a storm. Ah, so he does remember him. Joon-young had never come back for that book, and Dad guesses that he never will and walks away.

Ji-tae’s mother worries when she hears that her husband can’t be found, and her voice falters a little when she learns that he was at Joon-young’s concert. Does she know? She shakes like a leaf and sweeps a vase off the table in anger – oh, I bet she knows.

Joon-young’s mom catches her employee watching the video of the concert and smacks him, even though he claims he was looking for reasons to bash Joon-young online. She turns her anger on Ajusshi when he shows up, but he gives her an envelope of money — it’s the amount Gook-young owes Joon-young, which he’s had for three years.

Ajusshi decided to just pay the money back himself, and he declares himself finally on equal footing with Mom. He also informs Mom that Joon-young didn’t quit law school because of Gook-young, in fact he quit before Gook-young even needed the financial help.

Eul films Joon-young in his dressing room during a break, and it’s cute how she’s the only person he pays any attention to. But he ignores her scripted documentary questions, and instead asks who the guy was who answered her phone yesterday.

Eul ignores the question, but Joon-young keeps asking about the guy, repeating the word “boyfriend” until it finally gets a rise out of Eul. She snaps that he’s NOT her boyfriend, and Joon-young smirks and says “good job” as he heads back to the stage.

During Joon-young’s finale song his spotlight goes out, and words appear on the silkscreen behind him: “There’s someone I love in this place.” Eul starts to look nervous when she realizes that he’s holding an identical teddy bear to the one he gave her back in high school. On the screen, the sentence “I want to confess my love to you today” appears, and suddenly the silkscreen drops to reveal an entire orchestra.

Joon-young drops his microphone and walks into the audience, and pulls Eul onto the stage with him. The section they’re standing on rises, and the audience goes silent, but Joon-young and Eul only have eyes for each other.

He gives her the bear, which triggers a memory of him shoving another teddy bear at her and jokingly saying, “I love you, Eul-ah.” But this time, he’s dead serious.

Ji-tae walks away, unwilling to stay for Eul’s response, and in the audience Haru’s friend find a photo online of Joon-young and Eul with the teddy bear back in school.

Awww, we cut to Joon-young stretched out in his dressing room, while Gook-young complains that he got publicly rejected. The internet is exploding with stories about their past and what happened today, especially about how Eul supposedly stole her friend’s boyfriend and caused her friend to attempt suicide.

Joon-young tells his team to sue the people making slanderous comments, prepared to kill them with his bare hands. His stylist says that Eul is probably having a worse time than he is.

Eul is currently in the restroom, unaware that Haru is next to her, glaring at her. Haru throws water in Eul’s face and calls her a gold digger, and stomps out leaving Eul facing a mob of angry girls. Eul quickly fibs that the proposal was just a part of the show, but she finds a camera in her face the moment she leaves the restroom.

She tries to fend off the pushy reporter but stops when they show her the articles already being posted about her and Joon-young. They eagerly watch her reaction, but Ji-tae shows up and covers the camera lens, and tells them they’re violating Eul’s rights.

He pulls Eul outside to safety, but they immediately see Joon-young there, waiting with his face covered. Joon-young and Ji-tae lock eyes, each knowing who the other is, and Joon-young pulls down the scarf covering his face.

He takes in the fact that Ji-tae is holding Eul’s wrist, and asks quietly if he’s “Husband.” Ji-tae doesn’t answer so Joon-young reaches for Eul’s hand, but Ji-tae steps between them. He tells Joon-young that the reporters are filming them right now, but Joon-young doesn’t care.

He’s a celebrity so everyone already knows who he is, but is it okay with Ji-tae for his face to be out there? “Everyone will find out about you in no time.” Someone recognizes Joon-young and the trio are swarmed with reporters and screaming fans, and they all stand still for a long moment.

Ji-tae breaks first, pulling his hat down to cover his face and releasing Eul’s arm. For a moment Joon-young actually looks a bit sorry at Ji-tae’s discomfort, but he takes Eul’s hand and leads her away.

COMMENTS

Well, that escalated quickly. I know Joon-young is feeling desperate to make the most of what little time he has left, but I wasn’t expecting him to jump straight from being turned down for dating, to a full-on public love confession. On the other hand, I sort of adore that about him, that he’s just decided that screw it, he’s going to do whatever he wants while he still can.

When I first started watching this drama, I nearly dropped it the moment we found out that Joon-young is dying and that this wasn’t going to be a cute little rom-com as I expected.. but I love the casting so much that I stuck around to see where this might take us. I’m so happy that I did, because I’m finding the tone very interesting, with it’s cute bickering between Joon-young and Eul, laced with Joon-young’s fear and quiet desperation to live life how he wants while he can. The problem is, even Joon-young doesn’t know what he wants other than Eul, and she’s not proving to be an easy conquest at all.

My favorite part about Eul is her constant contradictions, how she’s always doing and saying two different things at the same time. She just blurts out whatever she’s thinking and she totally, completely means it at the time, even when she does a 180 flip two seconds later. It’s sort of awesome how she has no filter, and no fear of people knowing what she’s thinking and feeling at any given time, even when it gets her into trouble. She would rather be her own self and damn whoever doesn’t like it, than hold in her feelings.

Then there’s Joon-young, who holds everything so close to the vest that it’s hard to know what he’s thinking, ever. It’s completely understandable, as hard a life as he’s had and now being in the public eye so intensely, that he would want to keep himself protected from hurt. Even when he was just a student, people only wanted to be around him for the way he looks, not because of who he was as a person. The only person he lays himself open to is his mother, and even then he’s repeatedly rejected, so it’s no wonder that he’s created this mask of arrogance and disdain of the world.

But it’s also clear that underneath all that, he’s a deeply caring and emotional person. He gave up his dream and went into show business because it was the only other option he had that offered success, but he doesn’t really do it because he loves it. He seems to live a very lonely existence other than his friendship with Gook-young and his dog, tamping down that part of himself that longs to reach out to other people, because every time he has he’s gotten his hand slapped. So for him to be willing to reach out for Eul now, as best he knows how, has got to be a frightening risk. It’s no wonder he seems to sometimes push her away with his attitude, wanting to be near her but scared of actually getting what he wants. You know he’s got to be screaming in terror on the inside, knowing that his time is short and the one person he wants to spent it with isn’t even aware of it, but it’s also obvious that he doesn’t want her to be with him out of pity.

For that reason I’m glad Joon-young is keeping his illness to himself, but it’s also hard to watch him struggling with his mortality all alone. I do hope that Eul comes around and give s him some true affection before she finds out that he’s dying, so that at least for a short time in Joon-young’s life, someone will love him simply for who he is.

 
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Ahhhhhhhhhhh,my heart really cried for Ji Tae this episode...First when he was forced to refuse Eul's proposal and love and after at the end when he had to choose to let go of her hand and hid his face,he shot himself in the foot with that action;even if we clearly know why he did it,poor Eul sure took a blow and it was clear on her face her disappointment for the action...Ji Tae was really in that impossible situation were he was forced to choose between worse or even worse outcome and sadly in both cases he would loose Eul,only that it would be ten times worse if she had found out from media who he was,that would be heartbreaking,to find out something that big from the media...Hope the writer will make him confess it to her at least and Eul realize that even with all that he was sincere in his feelings and actions towards her and Jik all this years...He really is a tragic character,he wants to go to her but can't because of the sin of his father...

Joon Young has nothing to loose at this pace as his on a time bomb(plase make Maru save him!!!!)yet he still needs to learn to think before acting and think of how his actions might affect others,even more when he is a star...

Shallow note,Woo Bin is damn HOT in that leather jacket! Didn't expect him also to sing so well when he said himself he has no talent in music

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+1 on the hotness of Woo Bin. And I remember one of the many episodes when he came to Running Man. He sang then too, and though he isn't an amazing singer, his baritone is deep enough to mesmerize us! :)

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I also feel sad for JT, he likes NE but he knows a relationship would be impossible btw them. She would never be with the son of the prosecutor she hates the most. I hope he doesnt change into the evil second lead

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What i like about this drama is that all the characters aren't just black or white,they are many levels of grey..Ji Tae has feelings for Eul yet he also loves his family and his Dad,even if he condems his sin...He also fears to tell her who he is because now time passed even more,they are even more close and feelings are involved and he knows she will hate him for the lie and for who his father is...More likely he fears she will hate him as well and wouldn't want to see him ever again when she knows the truth... and even if he hates and blames what his father did he still loves him as his father and wouldn't break up ties with them,it's quite the complex view and i could understand both of them...

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OMG my heart bleeds and bleeds for JT. He so wanted to be w NE and yet he has to resign himself to a "bodyguard" coz that's all he allowed himself to be....

I kept hoping and hoping that he will pull NE away media be damned, ... Sigh....

And the acting is so good, that even when he was stunned and downing soju I am just bleeding w him (╥﹏╥)

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Thanks for the recap LollyPip. Hope JB recovers well from her surgery.

Throughout this episode, I had this melancholic foreboding and in the back of my mind, I kept saying: "Don't die", even though this episode did not mention Woo bin's disease.

I really really loved this episode, and the one hour literally flew. I was almost screaming because I felt cheated at how fast this episode finished.

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I thought I was the only one who felt bad at how fast this episode ended!!
Get well soon Javabeans n thanx for ur hard work LollyPip!!

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I am really liking the show. I am optimistically hoping that we wouldn't get an overly angst driven drama.

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But it was always reported to be a melo and never a rom-com so I knew what I was getting into...angst and more angst!

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I love this show. I never thought I would. It tugs at heart strings and makes me wanna protect both the leads and Pororo!

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Please don't die Joonyoung ah :'(

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I don't know if I'm the only one but i wouldn't mind if Woo Bin dies at the end of the series. It would be a great story line to see how each person in his life tries to continue with life when someone they know moves on. As for his mother, I'd like to see her regret how she has been treating him all this time when he just wanted to be close to her.

I feel so so so bad for Ji-tae. It seems like he's doing whats best for Eul but at the same time he is getting hurt and she's getting hurt too. Hopefully he reveals to Eul what his true identity is.

Random question: Aren't the people in his household suspicious when he goes out dressed differently than usual?

Another random question: Does Ji-Tae want Eul to stay away from Joon-youngbecause he witnessed her stealing the bag which led to the accident?

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I actually think that he understands why JY stole her bag! In the end it was an accident to save their father.

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In response to your random question: There must be a rather large telephone booth nearby so JT can do his quick changes.

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I think JT wants NE to stay away from JY is because he knows who JY is and that being with JY will only cause her more pain. Also partly now due to jealousy. He wants to have his cake and eat it too.

If JY's real identity is revealed then not only NE will be hurt but also his family. From his perspective, his family is currently living an ideal life, though himself and his father suffers from their situation but the suffering is much less than if truth is revealed. His mother and sister will also suffer. He is trying to protect his family and as much as he loves NE, he would choose his family over her.

JT and JY dad had made the situation they are in now, had he stood strong against threats and chosen the right path, both JT and JY would lead a much happier life. He's first mistake cause a dominoe effect that rippled through to the 2nd generation. It will eventually reach both Haru and No Lik.

Speaking of No Lik, I am still of the mind he is going to die or something. That scene with him walking away from NE and giving her the overhead heart was such a wonderful image, a perfect shot for something that she'll likely going to remember when he dies.

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Save Joon young foundation is opened guys.
I don't know why everyone is like Ji Tae and I'm like Joon Young even though I love both guys. I feel sorry for both of them too though I have no idea why Joon young decided to save his father that doesn't even know he exists (quite honestly I think it's his mother's romantic fantasy of the guy she used to love that gave him this view on him). Speakin of the mother I have never wanted to slap a mother more than I have now (not even when she was that mother in Pinocchio) I understand your son didn't do exactly as you wanted but he was an adult free to make his own choice, she probably got mad and kicked him out the house without even asking why too. She honestly infuriates me such a horrible mother, I know she doesn't know he's dying but even then a mother who loves her son would still show up secretly no matter how mad she is at him but she seems to have been reduced to be his anti online and in real life grr

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I also hate,but really really hate Joon Young's mother actitude in respect of him...The way she treats him all this time makes me so mad,she doesn't even try to find out why her son dropped out...I know she cares for him but what she does is just way too wrong,she only hurts him...Like u said,he is an adult and he must have his own reasons why he dropt out of lawschool,proff she didn't even know he dropped out of college before his manager got into said accident...Deep down she looks like she is pissed because she couldn't fulfill her fantasy of seeing him a prosecutor like his father and show him off,aside from her partly being the reason why he even wanted to be one,aside from bulding him with this fantasy like image of his father..I have this twisted anticipation to see her be in deep pain and regret when she finds out he is going to die and she lost all this time on stupid stuff while hurting him so badly

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I wish he would tell his mom that he is dying! I think she is treating him so badly hoping that he might give up on acting and go back to school, but when she discovers that he is dying, she will prob feel so guilty.

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I honestly thought that there was some other reason for her hostility but no! its just about being a prosecutor

And i don't buy her nonsense that she wanted him to help poor people. Her only aim was to show it to 'dad' that she could raise the kid well. A dad who does not even know about his existence! logic?

I'm sorry but i don't understand moms who tell their child that he is dead to her, post vicious comments about him and generally wish that he fails in his career

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Yes! I too was thinking and hoping that his mother has another unrivaled reason why she's treating him so poorly. I was actually taken aback and shocked that she didn't.

I am also looking forward to the moment when she realizes all the time that she has spent wasted on treating her son with hate.

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I agree with you about not buying the mother's nonsense. And I was always sure there was no more to her hostility than the stupid prosecutor thing. Unreasonable people are unreasonable over unreasonable things.

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That mom is one nasty control freak...no unconditional love here. And after 5 years. Is this a Korean thing or a drama thing. She's lucky he even contacts her...I would just avoid that big pile of nastiness.

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Save Shin Joon Young Foundation: How about we hire Dr. Lee Young Oh to operate on SJY to remove his tumor!!!
Kkk...

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Better hurry!

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I HATE HARU. Wait till she find out JY is her half brother. HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA evil laugh. What kind a person at that age is soo rude to throw water at a elders face. Bitch

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She is way too pampered...It clearly shows her Dad let her do what ever she wanted and gave her all of it and get's away with some fake aegyo everytime

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I WAIT TILL SHE FALLS FOR NO JIK EVIL LAUGH

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+1
The moment they were on screen together, I knew they will be couple at some point, LOL.

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I'm enjoying this, but would enjoy it more without the dog having to live outside on a rope now. ;-)

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This drama is going to be the death of me.

No eul's life is in danger. Everyone is now coming for her dear life from loan sharks to fangirls and the coming chaebol families if Jitae will somehow pull a Joonyoung at her.

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This was the best ep so far!! I loved jy's confession. Even though I also thought it was too soon, he just has 3 months to live (I hope not) so he can't waist any time. However I also think he should give NE some explanation. Last time they saw each other was before her accident, and he just disappeared, so I don't think she will take him serious anytime soon. I love the ost too! All the songs are so freaking good!

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Poor No Eul! Her face when Ji Tae let go of her arm was so sad.

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Us viewers think that she's the luckiest bitch in the world being loved by 2 hot guys but in her POV she's the unluckiest person in the series. She got harrassed by her first love gone wrong and got dumped by her only knight and shining armor :(..by the time this series ends, she will be left empty because obviously she'll fall deeply for the jerk and the jerk will die at the peak of that feeling. I'm Sorry I love you with different alter ending. I bet she'll not poison herself.

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Yeah, from her perspective what Joong Young is doing is the same as when they were in school. Using her as a shield or even just using her.

Plus even if both of the boys come clean, I can't imagine that No Eul could accept being with either one. How could she? They're the sons of a corrupt man who ruined her life and destroyed her sense of justice. I can't wait to find out how this will play out.

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I can't believe people actually find that romantic. I will also dump the guy if he'll do that to me. WTF my life's in danger

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JY is not planing to continue to be a celebrity. Clearly. His plan, I'm certain, was just confess to No Eul and disappear with her, if she accepts him. No one would be after her, when he dies.

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He's only thinking of himself..well he's dying so he's emotional but he also subjected No eul in a public scrutiny because of what he did. his fanbase is also psychotic so her life is in danger too.

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you overly dramatic. she stepped without a scratch out of public toilet full of angry fans. even haru didn't pull out her hair.

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I think part of endangering her life is exposing her publicly in articles ..you know? you'll never know what those psychos will do to her. At that time, she's scratch free but there's a high risk of getting severe harassment from weird people. It's pretty rampant in real life..it's not overly dramatic.

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I have two alternative names for this drama: Uncontrollably Dishonest or Uncontrollably Selfish. I mean, why is everyone hiding something? On top of that, if he doesn't want any treatment and plans to die, why is he after her? How much more can he hurt her? Can't he just confess, apologize, and leave her some money on his will?

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Agreed! But really he's doing this for himself.

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I think he already accepted his death sentence and just want to be happy in the last three months of his life! Thats why he is going after ne.

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And what about her when he dies? Isn't that too cruel? He said that he was willing to give up all his happiness if she survived the accident. Now he is coming back to be happy and make her unhappy again?

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I agree. He wants her to fall in love with him and then just die ? That is cruel

I think i would have liked it had they shown him just pushing or manipulating her to spend time with him. Thats all. Without the love confession. And then she falls in love with him anyways.

I can understand him wanting to be with her because he is about to die and wanting to experience love but she will be the one left behind.

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Such a good ep! I am already in love with all the main characters and having a little of second lead syndrome :p

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Am I the only one who was disturbed by JY forcibly pushing his confession on NE so publicly, when she has already at more than one instance subtly rejected his advances?
I love k dramas but sometimes the wrist pulling is legitimately unappealing.
In sofar WB is the only one keeping me interested in the series but not sure how long the magic of the wonderful man will suffice in face of a slow moving plot and rehashed fantasies.

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Have you thought that the reason he confessed in front of all his fans was to show that he really likes her?
Because if he had confessed when they were alone, she could think that he is just joking with her, but if front of all his public he wouldn't do that. By NE initial reaction when she first saw him, after the accident they prob didnt see each other, so I guess for her to believe in his sincerity isn't an easy task. He just has 3 months to live and wants things to happen fast. I dont know, but I liked his confession and I understand her reaction.

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The "he likes her and hence he did it" is a slippery slope, helping justify actions of the likes of Christian Grey since before we conceived a word for it.
He did not respect her privacy or for a second think about the consequences of his actions and especially the implications it would have on her life, given the intrusive media attention on him.
He instead put her on a public platform putting this undue pressure to accept, and many would succumb to the grand gesture. I am just glad the NE did not.

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I understand your point of view! Since I know they will eventually get together, his actions don't bother me, but he def didnt think about the consequences of what his actions would bring to ne.

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I think he did that because she didn't take him seriously the first time he asked during the interview but yes I'm also glad she rejected him.

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If leads not getting together in first 2-3 episodes make plot "moving slow" nowadays... And all your dramas pretty much rehashed fantasies. Even ones, that everyone consider as a best thing after sliced bread.

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I think it's about preference but I normally don't like dramas that things happen too fast, it just gets boring too fast. And since UF is a 20 ep drama, I already expected that things would take a while to start (even though in my opinion things are happening faster than I predicted)

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You misunderstand. Leads getting together is the last thing I would associate to a moving plot. The story hasn't really moved ahead from what we knew in the previous episodes. JY liking NE is not new. The second leads concern is not new. The mothers antagonism is still the same. I am trying to look for new developments in the character and the story but I don't see much happening.
Maybe I am looking for too much in a story line which is aiming for simple characterization but there are many commendable dramas which have taken the same plot but completely honed it to their own unique taste.

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I've watched some of the writer's old dramas and even though I think she knows how to make me addicted to her dramas, I am not sure if UF will have that different plot you might be looking for.

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Did they? No really, if you think, that there is nothing new happening (out 4 episodes, 2 of them were focused on the past), it's up to how you feel. Arguing just will waste my time (and yours I bet too) and everyone will end up with what they're thinking anyway. Happens all the time right? I see progression in characters. Can I call them simple? lol, no. UF has own tasteful and realistic approach to them. Both Joon Young and No Eul your standard k-drama couple, yet they feel different from them. There is conflicts yes, should they be solved right now? Nah. UF not slow, it's just moving on a regular, yet confident steps, telling cohesive story. I was burned, by fast run in first 10 episodes, when they resolve all yearly conflicts and put couples together, then stop plot and move it to 180 degree, 'cause they have no idea what to do. I rather take drama, that knows where it going. Well, as I said, to everyone on it's own.

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I wasn't disturbed by it. Joon Young is in a "go big or go home" mindset right now, and No Eul has already brushed him off with a laugh that implied she didn't take him seriously. Here he didn't just confess, he confessed in a way that made it clear he was completely serious, and also in a way that emphasized that he remembers their history very well.

He doesn't have enough time to get delicate about this. I'd actually feel really bad for him if he had to go slow based on the expectations of fans (I already feel very bad for real-life idols who have to hide or delay relationships because of fans). Yes, if she turns him down I guess No Eul has to deal with fangirls going nuts at her... but if you look at if from Joon Young's point of view, he can protect her fiercely for a couple of months and then when he dies the fans will change their tune and No Eul should be fine.

Given the amount of time and attention he pays his mother, I would not be at all surprised if he has extensive plans in place to protect No Eul after he's gone.

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i am not a fan of public confessions period. and the only reason i dont fully condemn joon young for doing it is cuz of the dying thing altho the writers are alrdy getting a lil too much use out of the cancer card to justify his every questionable action. like after a point, dying in 3 months (which lbr, he wont) can only excuse so much ok? but yeah that whole scene was worth it just to find out she rejected his ass STILL. and then he had to take care of her while she cried over another guy (who even rejected her!) for the whole night. i laughed so hard. (I mean i do want him to be happy in the END but for now i can watch him struggle a bit hehehe)

i dont blame him for his cray cray fans but cmon now...that was a wee bit poorly planned on his end.

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I agree with this completely. I too thought the confession at the concert was poorly thought out with regard to consequences for Eul. And I too laughed my rear off over the ensuing night of drunken dialing.

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Hmm...although he showed he remembered their history with the bear, a self-conscious, self-critical person might not interpret the confession as sincere and serious.

The first time he gave No Eul the teddy bear was to sabotage her friendships and social standing in a very public way. Since then, it's not like they've developed any kind of close relationship- professional, friendship, or romantic, and he has given her little insight into his true heart.

I would feel like No Eul. I'd think: "This vindictive person is bringing me down the same way all these years later - with the same teddy bear! Now the world is going to rip me to shreds!"

That begin said, I'm not upset it happened in the drama. I definitely see where Joon Young was coming from too, and it was an awesome scene, to boot!

It's all part of the ride. Loving this show.

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I don't really have many comments about this ep, its' everything that already predicted and executed well enough

but Ji Tae seems like a prince in real life,
totally swoon worthy and perfect but have a gigantic baggage and impossible to have a smooth ride relationship (with the girl) in many possible scenarios,

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Is the reason for the mom's disdain simply that he dropped out of law school? Is that really it?? I expected there to be something more. That story line is really falling flat for me.

I am a bit confused or may have missed it. I think in a prior recap JB stated JiTae is the assemblyman's step son. When was that revealed? JiTae's mother feels threatened by Joon Young. She must know he is the biological son. Is her concern that an inheritance would pass to Joon Young or that the assemblyman still has feelings for Joon Young's mom?

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I too would like to understand the relationship between Ji Tae and Joon Young and their father. I've heard as well that he's the step son but he doesn't seem to be treated as a non-blood relative. The dad seems to treat him exactly as a son. Is this man a good enough man to do that? Are they really step-siblings?

But logically, as long as he wasn't married when he got together with Joon Young's mother then Ji Tae can't be the bio son.

I think Ji Tae's mother is concerned that Joon Young (and therefore his mother) would ruin her 'perfect' life. I don't think inheritance issues is at play because Joon Young is rolling in it.

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Cha Seung Won accept his wife son previous marriage as his own and even put his family name as part of the boy name. That boy become the first son of Cha officially. It become chaos in public when the bio father want to claim the son or something like that.

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I remember reading about Cha Seung Won's family and his son's scandal. I was just curious where in the show it was stated JiTae is a stepson. I thought perhaps the assemblyman had an affair. The show demonstrated he is not as upstanding as he presents himself as evidenced by his dalliances with the parlor madame.

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The only thing I need to comment on is Joon-young's mother. The fact that he dropped out of law school and became a celebrity is not a good enough reason to shun your only son and treat him like shit. As a mother, she should be trying to figure out why he made such a drastic decision and support him. That's all that matters. And I love the fact that he isn't telling his mom he is dying. I know he wants her to come to him on her own without the pity. I just hope she wakes the hell up soon.

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Some moms deal oddly with disappointment. For instance, I know of a couple of moms who cut their kids off when they married people they didn't like. Much like Joon Young's mom, it's manipulation: I hate your choice and so I'll punish you for it until you stop doing it, and then I will reward you with attention. Mom's actually quite lucky that Joon's continuing to pursue her (likely because this celebrity thing isn't a passion for him, so he doesn't care that she insults it).

And it's very possible she DID try to get to the root of all this at the beginning and he just brushed her off and acted flippant - after all, what's he going to say, "I found out my role model dad is actually corrupt, and in trying to protect him I almost killed a girl I liked a lot and I DEFINITELY ruined her life"? He knows his mom's been idolizing his dad for decades, that's one hell of a bomb to drop.

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Even if he gave her a flippant answer or no answer at all, thats no defense to treat your son like shit for 5 long years.

Like you said Mom is very lucky that he still pursues her. Its so obvious that he loves her and at the end of the day shouldn't that be enough for any parent?

You child is successful, happy, healthy (as far as she knows) and loves you. What more do you want ?

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Certainly not saying it's defensible. Just saying moms can be super-weird when it comes to their kids defying them.

In this mom's case, she might have started all this thinking that a short spell of her being epic in her disapproval would yank him off the celebrity track and get him back into school. But that was years ago, he's shown no sign of "snapping out of it" and now she's more like a gambler, having put all her chips on one bet and unable to back down and concede.

Some moms are great. Some moms are terrible. But most of them are somewhere in the middle, with weird fixations and compulsions that seem completely random and bizarre, and frequently center around their conviction that they either know what's best for you or are saving you from yourself.

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Agreed. Especially loved your last para on moms.

I do wish they show her sort of softening in her private moments at least. I hope they don't make her one note, ranting about being the prosecutor all the time

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I'm almost loving the show. If the writing had been just a bit more cohesive, I would have it. It feels a little all over the place right now.

JY behaving like a jerk is sort of a guilty pleasure. I logically know that in real life i wouldn't want to be near him but in fiction its sort of fun to see the arrogant lead being strung up with the possibility that his crush already has a husband or boyfriend. His bursts of jealousy and then following happiness and smirks always make me smile

I like how they haven't shown NE as a goody two shoes heroine. She is all sorts of flawed and even immoral at times. And unapologetic about it. (on a side note -how pretty is suzy!)

I'm not getting second lead syndromes bec sometimes JT makes me feel like he is a closet serial killer. I'm not sure if "evil" is part of his character sketch but the whole aura around him is a little scary.

All in all, a good episode :)

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I really like ne , I know she is annoying sometimes, but we can't forget that she had to become a parent at a young age after her father's death. She is a strong female and she seems not the stupid type of lead.

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bips, I totally agree with your assessment! I have never been a fan of real life jealous jerks, but Woo Bin pulls it off adorably. Also, I almost always suffer from second lead syndrome, but feel none of that here. JT, does nothing for me. The only other time that has happened was Personal Taste and Cheese in the Trap.

I noticed a bunch of posters who feel like JY's public proposal was too big, too soon, but I think that neglects their history. He was fixated with her in highschool...remember the whole "seduce me so I forget about becoming a prosecutor" and obviously crushed on her when he was in law school.

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I find Mom to be extremely terrible but also kinda interesting. The rift between them feels different than the standard "you have to get married" or "you have to take over the family company" type conflict we normally see too. It's as if she's the standard evil drama mom, but not really? I don't find her likable or sympathetic, but I don't really hate her either...

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Finally it's a review by LollyPip.

I always like how LP explains the characters - so into depth. When I found it hard to understand why the character is behaving in certain way, reading your review helps.

TQ so much!

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All I hope is that the show continues to have No Eul be as shameless and unfiltered as she is now through out the entire 20 episodes. It's so refreshing to see a female character not be an optimistic ray of sunshine 24/7, and have her not shy away from dealing back some of the BS that the universe has thrown on her.

Her sneering while typing that buttery text, then cringing before hastily deleting it was hilarious. The overwhelming negativity about Suzy's casting had me really worried before the premiere, so I'm really happily surprised that I actually kinda love her character.

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same! and the writer did a good job writing a prickly heroine (and a pretty dark but still complex secondary woman) for Nice Guy. at least until *spoiler* happened -_-

point is I love seeing such a flawed and shamelessly gross/desperate/angry/bitter/sassy heroine. and i hope she doesnt change even when her circumstances (hopefully!) do.

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Ouch. My heart broke for Jitae when I saw him heave a heavy sigh and let go of Eul's hand. He clearly likes her a lot. Meanwhile JY's behaviour towards Eul confuses me some times. He loves her so much but expresses it with so much hurt and bitterness. Hurt people hurt people.

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Watched this half-asleep last night so may not be coherent but:

1) Boy are they trying to 'uglify' Suzy! And most of the time it doesn't work but that brown sweater-trouser combo in the beginning was the pinnacle of hideous boring.

2) That's it?? The reason JY's mum treats him like crap beneath her boots, spreads hate about him online (and encourages others to do so), has a freaking sign outside the restaurant discouraging JY fans, kicking him to the curb when he comes to see her, disowning her only child or says he died years ago(!!) all because he didn't fulfil her wish of him becoming a prosecutor? WTF? This isn't the behaviour of a disappointed parent who would just turn their backs, this has crossed into pure spite and meanness.

Sorry, I tried to keep an open mind in case JY did do something irredeemable but all that abuse just for having a different career choice UGH makes my blood boil. What she's doing is cruel even for a casual friend to do let alone a mother - a woman JY should be able to depend on for love and support.

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Forgot to add!

On a more shallow note - I've always been on #TeamWoobie since School 2013, defending him in front of friends who were clearly blind to his alien hotness, BUT something about him in this drama just isn't doing anything for me here

...Im Joo-hwan on the other hand, is killing it. Is it the Clark Kent glasses or the heart-wrenching way he plays that internal conflict between guilt and longing when it comes to No-eul?

Methinks it's the glasses.

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It's the glasses..then the bangs

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His "poor-gear" is way more attractive than his ~$$ rich $$~ aesthetic. I feel uncomfortable seeing too much of his forehead...

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Yeah... or it could be the dreaded but inevitable second lead syndrome. Personally, I always fall for the intense, brooding, low profile guy characters.... that sweet dimpled smile is just cherry on top! On an unrelated note, it is disappointing to see that KWB continues to have his looks prettified, surgically and non-surgically! It had rough, rugged look about him which would have set him apart from the droves of pretty boys. And somebody botched the eye job... his eyes look asymmetrical now... one wider than other. What a pity! I liked him better with his unusual looks.

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in response to your comment elianne --
1. You're right -- now that I think of it, her pants were extremely shabby, but unless they use large amount of horror make-up, it's really hard to make Suzy ugly.

2. I think that yes that's mum's reason sort of, but it's also tied up in her self-esteem. She wanted him to become a prosecutor so that she could introduce her son to him to show that she was worthy of raising his kid. I'm not going to say that's she's justified, but I think she's extremely disappointed, especially when he came so close to becoming one. Still, I agree with you, she is being very selfish about his decision. I know when I went to Dental school, my mom said that if I had any doubts to quit sooner than later, so that it wouldn't cost so much, LOL. Luckily for her I didn't quit -- or maybe for me, heh.

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1) she's supposed to be like dirt poor, im glad they put her in ugly frumpy old looking clothes. hurray for realism for once! altho yeah no amnt of tatty clothes can make suzy's skin look any less flawless or her eyes any less Disney adorable haha.
2) the mom thing is like, its wild. she doesnt jsut (so far) seem to have a fairly thin reasoning for being so cold to him, from what we saw so far, he was a very caring son (albeit with a smart mouth lol) to his mother. so like this is from what we've been shown so far, the one time he rly hurt and disappointed her. i mean being cold to him or holding a bit of a grudge for a couple years is one thing but she's really gone way off the point of understandable imo.
I would LIKE for there to be more to her actions than what we've seen. and yeah its obv she does love her son still despite her actions...but..well actions speak the loudest at the end of the day. and when she said "you'll die before i go there" I cringed so hard i nearly launched myself into space (dont ask how that works lol)

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Lollypip thank you for your recap! I loved your comments especially about the underlying emotions and characters of JY and NE. I have been of the same mind about them too, but you have described them so perfectly! I wasn't planning to watch this, but DB's recap convinced me to try an episode.. and now I'm just plain hooked.

The characters and the entire ambience of this drama has mesmerised me, and now, barring a horrible illogical twist, I think I'm in for the entire ride. There's something so tragic, so similar to Cha Moo Hyuk with JY. He has that same anger - that can be both vengeful and violent. And he has that same melancholic air. Although I'm honestly hoping he will turn out more like Min Gi Seo from Thank You, and have his soul saved by the love of a sincere, big hearted woman. Right now though NE doesn't seem to be that woman, but I'm hoping that she lives somewhere inside her, and by loving JY, we will meet her soon enough. ;)

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When those fangirls were doing the catering for Joon young's crew, I realised the extent of industry that is supported nearly entirely by teenagers' intense love and admiration of celebrities. Like Joon young's stadium packed concert is basically a physical manifestation of crazy young love, and that's sort of very sweet.

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Teenage girls basically run the world. You'd think the media and entertainment industry would respect them more, but alas... ?

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One nitpicky thing -- there's no way that Ji Tae can see what's happening really from his vantage point -- the distance is too far -- unless it's being filmed and then shown on the big screen, during the earlier parts of the concert.

But otherwise, I really like this show. I think that because it's fully pre-produced that the writing and plot doesn't have lots of holes like the usual write it as you go drama. Because of that I feel that it shows a lot of complexity and I really like that.

One other thing, I wonder if Suzy has it planned so that she's face down on a table or desk in every drama, hehe. It's her classic pose when she's thinking, er in this case, when she's trying to drown herself.

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Still love UF a lot and it's the first time in over year, I was this into a kdrama. So it's a big thing for me... That being said, I have some gripes...

Re Woobin's acting - I haven't seen him in many dramas but was always open to him and his style - thought he had potential. Here - I often get very confused by his character. I think it stems from the fact that I can't really read his eyes and sometimes I can't feel his JY. I know there is a very deep part to JY but I don't feel it when yet. My favorite part of this ep was when he's singing and he sneaks a glance at NE. At those moments, I really feel that he very much loves her. Otherwise it's a bit hard to feel it other than knowing it. Just me and my opinion - and a minor gripe. I know there is a lot to JY and I hope the production and WB draw that out better for the remaining episodes. Cause all those small moments hit me in the heart and are really moving but it doesn't always carry through for me.

Same with NE - it's great that she's kinda no filter at all in her thoughts and speech. But suzy's acting is very limited in range and I think it is starting to show more. I think she's more than serviceable and doing fine but I am hoping for more.

I still love their characters a lot and am hoping that they will mature and grow despite JY's limited time remaining. I think JY needs to change up his direct communication with NE. His methods are not getting through to her heart- he needs to consider her more and her situation in life and how that's shape her. It's clear that she leans more toward JT because of he has reached out to her as Hyun woo and "been there" for her.

JY fighting!!! I like JT too but not in the same way as I root for JY.

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My only question for this drama is where the heck is Im Joo Eun? She is barely getting any screen time. To be honest I'm more curious about her character than the leads. Yes, I know it's only the sixth episode but I think the balance betwenn the four leads should be there. Look at Nice Guy, the balance between each character and the development was nicely done and I love that. I just hope Im Joo Eun gets more recognition.

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LKH's stories are often about 2 lonely people finding each other in a cold harsh world, and UF is no exception. I think the winter scene with JY holding NE exemplifies their story so well and sets the tone for the developing story. It's going to be a beautiful but heartwrenching story.
I feel a tad bit sad that so many people have written off this drama without giving it a fair chance. It may seem full of stereotypical kdrama tropes but the characters are so layered with so much inner conflict that one can't help but be drawn in.
And for those who thinkJY is selfish in wanting NE when he is about to die. Well, he IS. That is what makes JY, a flawed but tragic human being, whose heart rules over his head. But knowing LKH, he will be self-sacrificing in the end. And i suspect the same people will be screaming 'noble idiocy!* by then!

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i loved the singing kim woo-bin. he's got quite a nice voice! maybe it was one of those songs that anyone would have sounded good singing, but i liked it a lot anyway.

suzy is so freaking pretty. she has such a pure, natural looking beauty and really beautiful skin. but oh, her frustrated shrill voice acting can get so bad...

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Does anyone know the name and artist of the song that plays when NE leaves the restaurant after the NE proposal to JT scene? It's a song in English? Anyone??

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It's Golden Love by Midnight Youth.

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Thank You! ?

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I'm loving everything about this drama in a pleasantly different way. haven't felt the same with the dramas i've watched recently. especially love Pororo! and even the rather slow move of the plot. it's complicated and keeps my mind active and guessing which is the way i love.
there must be much more back story that we haven't seen yet. i feel like NE got amnesia or something after the accident. we never saw what happened after the hospital scene.
also it's interesting to see how the realization of a close death is gonna drive JY to act reckless. the stage proposal scene for example.
what a beautiful song WB sang tho. so touching.
I can't wait to see more of JT vs. JY.

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I also think there is more than what we know! JT's mom wasnt too happy when she discovered her husband went to jy's concert, maybe she knows he is also the prosecutor son. I really want to see some flashbacks after ne's accident! It would help us to understand a lot better the main leads actions.

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yeah! I think she somehow knows who JY is. remember when she asked to check why he was at the hospital the other day?
I'm still very confused about the back story since the last scene from ep 2. but i like how the plot is moving and revealing things bit by bit. I'm sure we'll have our answers in the perfect time.

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i feel like I'm supposed to sympathize with JY being rejected/ignored by No Eul more than I actually am so far.
Like they never had a strong or close relationship to begin with? Esp not on her end. Honestly i think him having the same DNA as corrupt chairman guy is gonna be the least of his issues going forward with Eul. and that's even before she finds out he's responsible for 1. covering the chairman's ass and 2. nearly killed HER in order to do it.
Not even cancer can make that stuff forgivable imo. so she'll have to really love him insane amnts imo before those are revealed.
But yeah the person I sympathize above all right now is Eul. Ji Tae isnt a bad dude but I'm gonna be honest and say I dont really feel bad for him. at all. He's lying, he may be trying to make up for his father's wrongs but she's still suffering with crushing debt and he's still hiding a huge part of his identity from her. and he knows full well she'd reject him if she knew anyway so like how much of these lies are for her benefit rly? if anything coming clean and or giving a huge sum of anonymous money would have been the better route to take. and i cant feel bad for his unrequited love when from Eul's end she'ss also going thru that same pain of loving someone who doesnt love you. cuz Noble Idiocy.

I have so many issues with the main guy but Woo Bin is so damn charismatic I still like him and I am so mad at myself tbh. haha but I cant wait till lil bro Jik meets JY, I can only imagine how hilarious that will be tbh. (and ofc when spoiled lil rich girl Haru starts to fall for Jik cuz lbr the foreshadowing there is obv)

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I agree with everything you've been saying up and down the board today. Haha. Especially about your issues with Joonyoung and Jitae.

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Same here. I have no pity for either both of the dudes. I sympathized with NE's brother and NE.

Sure JY is dying, but I don't forgive him for all he's done. Sure JT tries his best to guard NE and her brother but he does it through lying through his teeth. But both are good actors, so I don't hate them and sympathized with their plight, but so far, I'm all out of patience for those two.

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Man. I'm not a big melodrama person, but this drama is so effective. Just watched Episodes 5 and 6 one after the other and felt all the feelings. I can't wait for next week! I agree with Tai above. Kim Woobin is incredibly charismatic. I really like Im Joohwan and I think he's a great actor, but his character can't hold a candle to Shin Joonyoung.

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agree with your every word.

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I don't usually feel for this kind of second lead character, that's doomed and is too cowardly, but Im Joo Hwan's heartbreaking portrayal makes me really want him to work out his issues and quickly find progress with Noh Eul before she gets hurt too much.

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whenever I thinking about my k drama a love to kill always comes to my mind,I hope this drama will not linger on my mind like ALTK.so unbearable..

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omo omo that was my first comment on DB I read almost every dot in this blog for the past 4 yrs

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Is it just me or is it really difficult to get into this drama?
I feel as though there's nothing in the plot that's striking or interesting. :( I really wanted to enjoy it too but then W came out and now I've just accepted that this drama is just not my cup of tea. Oh well good luck to the drama!

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Thanks for the recap, LP! Hope JB recovers soon!

I think the main draw for me is that I hope the main characters will all end up in a good place. NE for all the pain and suffering of her past, even to the point where she can be shameless now, I just wish that she will find the justice that can bring her closure. JY's pending death makes me root for him to do everything possible before he passes. JT, how I wish he could stop feeling guilty and making up for his dad's sins. It's not his fault and he deserves happiness.

Really felt NE's hurt and disappointment at the end when JT let go of her hand. But I understand that he wants to protect his family and that will always be the priority.

Though I can see JY is conscious of the time he has left and wants to do everything possible, I think he also needs to think more for NE instead of just himself. From their history, he knew things turned badly for NE when he confessed jokingly in high school. It led to NE being dubbed a b*tch for stealing her bestie's bf and caused people to make her into an outcast. How can he not even consider the consequences if he were to do the same thing again, except this time he is a huge celebrity with rabid fangirls?!?! Whether or not NE accepts his feelings, he's basically putting her out there for the media and fangirls to hound her. So, I wish JY can be a bit more sensitive and considerate while also expressing his feelings properly so that NE can feel his sincerity and take him seriously.

JT's mom's reaction clearly indicates she is aware of JY's relationship to her husband. Just curious how much she knows.

JY's mom really bugs me. Her coldness is not necessary. It's been so many years already. Can't you just be happy for your son's current success? She is gonna regret so so much for not spending more time with JY.

JY-JT had some cute moments when they reacted to what NE said... When she said she didn't have a husband to JY and when JT thought back to him being called husband on NE's phone. =P

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I'm also annoyed a lot with JY's mom, sure, you want your kid to do something noble, but seriously, JY is an actor/singer, not a prostitute. Sheesh.

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Can we please give JY some credit for taking NE's hand rather than grabbing her wrist?

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Did anyone notice that he was usinng his mic wrong?? The part where he was singing with a guitar.

No hate though. I just found it funny that the crew of the drama didn't correct it. ????

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