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Jealousy Incarnate: Episode 5

Have you ever played a game of hide-and-seek by yourself? Oh, is that not how that game works? Right, I thought so. But that’s exactly what Hwa-shin does, having convinced himself of his importance. It’s incredibly endearing, embarrassing, and hilarious. As Jung-won starts to make moves for Na-ri, Hwa-shin convinces himself that he’s still worthy of a crush and does more hiding from his growing feelings because self-absorbed Hwa-shin can’t possibly requite the crush, can he?

 
EPISODE 5 RECAP

Na-ri stumbles in the weather forecaster room, and her colleagues looked shocked to see her. One follows her inside the dressing room and assumes that she’s here to clean up her belongings; only, Na-ri takes her make-up and quickly starts applying it. Her colleague realizes that Na-ri is preparing for broadcast and looks at her with disbelief, especially with her old-fashioned clothing. But Na-ri straightens out her mom’s clothes and looks ready to roll.

Hwa-shin half-listens to Dr. Geum’s instructions for post-op care with his eyes glued to the TV. The only thing that really matters in their conversation is his decision to reject the single room that just opened up. He glances at Na-ri’s empty bed and confirms his decision.

Na-ri arrives for the broadcast, but Joo-hee refuses to give up her spot. It’s mere minutes before the weather segment, and PD Oh orders one of them to leave. But both women stubbornly stay on the set, arguing that the other should leave. Na-ri grabs the weather CG remote, and during their scuffle, the remote gets flung out of sight, under Jung-won’s shoe.

The whole crew panics at the missing remote, but Na-ri sees it slide under his shoe. Na-ri motions him with her urgent glances, but Jung-won stays quiet and unmoving. There’s no more time remaining, and Dong-gi reluctantly signals the start of the weather forecast.

Joo-hee refuses to leave her spot, so Na-ri makes moves to leave the set for the sake of the live broadcast… until Jung-won kicks the remote to her with a wink.

Only seconds remain before the live weather broadcast, and whole crew erupts into chaos, signaling one of the women to leave. The last few seconds slowly tick down, and Na-ri asks her mother to help her. She finally wore her mother’s clothes and worries that she may dishonor her mother because today could be her last day as an announcer.

Time runs out, and weather broadcast is live with two forecasters. They’re awkwardly bent over but quickly proceed with the forecast. Na-ri bends down to pick up the remote and smoothly delivers the news. She passes on the next news to Joo-hee, but the flow seems to be under Na-ri’s control since she has the remote.

But Na-ri suddenly stops mid-sentence, supposedly in pain, which give Joo-hee the opportunity to take over. It’s a strange dynamic, and from his bed, Hwa-shin wonders what the hell is going on.

Nurse Oh checks on Hwa-shin to check if he’s farted (for medical reasons, obviously), but farts are the least of Hwa-shin’s worries.

In the studio, everyone remains frozen, slowly realizing that this was a broadcast accident. Joo-hee turns to Na-ri and slaps her, and then Sung-sook slaps both women. She chastises them for ruining the broadcast, and they both apologize profusely.

PD Oh receives a call from the news station president and tries to insist that this was not a broadcast accident. He then hands the phone off the Sung-sook to explain Joo-hee’s placement and signals everyone to clear the studio. As everyone clears out, Joo-hee approaches Jung-won to thank him for the outfit, but he completely ignores her and wrist-grabs Na-ri out of the studio.

Dong-gi receives a confused call from Hwa-shin, and he explains that the weather forecasters had no fault — it was Sung-sook and PD Oh’s indecision that resulted in this accident.

He orders the lights to be turned off in the studio, where Sung-sook yells through the president’s complaints to make her voice heard. She argues that weather is a part of the news, and this blunder was a result of sincere efforts to improve the weather forecast. She asks why the women forecasters’ bodies were sexualized — because their main audience is men or because the president himself is a man?

Sung-sook continues, “My point is that both men and women can be weather forecasters. Looks are not the priority; rather the attitude to present with grace and confidence is of utmost importance. Understand? Are you okay?” She makes a solid argument, but the president simply hangs up on her. Defeated, Sung-sook mutters to herself that she wants alcohol, a man, and someone on her side.

As Jung-won drags Na-ri out, she jealously asks if he’s also a fan of Joo-hee, seeing that he provided her outfit. She wonders why he passed the remote to her, and Jung-won yells that the remote was the only thing that went to the intended person.

Before they can argue any longer, Na-ri crumples to the ground. Secretary Cha notices Na-ri’s hospital wristband, so Jung-won carries her out. The announcer gang watches him carry Na-ri into the elevator, but they’re unnoticed by Soo-jung, who passes by just as the elevator doors close.

Chi-yeol calls his sister after watching the news, as does Hwa-shin, who’s sustained a new injury on his forehead trying to grab the slippers under his bed (lol what a klutz). In the car, Jung-won gently holds Na-ri’s face on his lab and holds her hand, but he quickly lets go when she regains consciousness.

She groggily picks up the phone, and it’s Hwa-shin. He roughly nags her about her condition, but she cares very little about what he’s saying and hangs up before he finishes.

But when Na-ri arrives at the hospital with Jung-won, she suddenly realizes the potential publicity that Hwa-shin may receive and seems to care a whole lot about securing his privacy. She throws a fit in the car, refusing to leave and grabbing Jung-won’s thigh, dangerously close to his sensitive area. He freezes as she continues to grab onto him desperately.

The medics somehow get her onto the stretcher, and she continues to fret. She exaggerates her pain and insists that she needs to go to the emergency room instead of her hospital room, all in attempts to protect Hwa-shin. Ha, this is hilarious.

Hwa-shin peeks out of his hospital room disguised with a towel around his head, and he spots Na-ri being wheeled with unwelcome guests. He hides behind his curtain as defeated Na-ri enters the room with Jung-won and Secretary Cha. They leave briefly to let Na-ri change into her hospital clothes, and Hwa-shin angrily slides open the curtain to express his disapproval.

Hwa-shin assumes that Na-ri brought people from the news station on purpose, in an attempt to expose his illness to the public. He sounds betrayed and blames himself for trusting a woman with his secret. He’s boiling with anger, and Nurse Oh warns him that his surgical wound could burst if he gets overexcited.

Sulky Hwa-shin pulls the curtain closed, and Na-ri sarcastically acknowledges that she purposely brought the biggest blabbermouth at the news station to disclose Hwa-shin’s secrets. She talks in hyperboles and accepts her fate to die in Hwa-shin’s hands. She adds that the people she brought would be willing to pay large sums of money for the intel, and Hwa-shin seems to take her seriously despite the obvious sarcasm.

Outside, Secretary Cha tries to convince Jung-won out of his two-timing with “Pooped out a Cloud,” arguing that Jung-won never showed real interest in women. He only really cared for his friends. Jung-won takes that point and explains that he has to meet a woman who’s like a friend, not an especially feminine woman. He orders Secretary Cha to buy some healthy drinks and gives him a carefree wave when Secretary Cha threatens to report all of this to his mother.

Ja-young visits Chef’s restaurant and orders a saffron pasta. Chef tells her that Pal-gang also ordered the same pasta, and she looks super pleased. Wondering who the real mother is, Chef joins Ja-young to chat as she eats dinner. Ja-young shows interest in Chef, asking if he’s been married. Later, Sung-sook also visits the restaurant for wine, and she also shows interest in Chef.

After both “mothers” have left, Pal-gang enters the restaurant and eats Chef’s pasta. He asks if she really doesn’t need her mother, and Pal-gang nonchalantly nods that she’s fine without her mom.

Dr. Geum storms into the hospital room to scold Na-ri and her nurses for the disappearance. She says that Na-ri’s mother and grandmother didn’t run away, and Na-ri begs for forgiveness. Dr. Geum turns to Jung-won and yells at him to watch over Na-ri at all times as her guardian. He seems happy with the responsibility of being by Na-ri’s side.

Next, Dr. Geum moves on to check on Hwa-shin, except she pretend that he’s an old grandmother behind the curtain. She slips through the curtains and continues her act as she tells Hwa-shin about his removed lump. She says that he was lucky to have undergone surgery early and should thank the person who pushed him to get tested. She tells “grandma” that he needs to come to the hospital every day for the next six weeks for radiation treatment and makes him promise that he’ll comply.

Before she leaves, Hwa-shin motions to her about the single hospital room, but Dr. Geum reminds him that he decided not to take the single room. He pleads and begs, but the room is no longer available now, so his request is flatly denied.

Dr. Geum leaves with her staff, leaving Na-ri to try to get rid of Jung-won. But he’s not going anywhere soon since he intends on following Dr. Geum’s orders to stay by Na-ri’s side. He asks if Hwa-shin knows about her hospitalization, and Na-ri’s vehement denial makes him relieved. Hwa-shin listens curiously.

Chi-yeol and Dae-goo try to enter the broadcast building, but the security guard doesn’t allow them to pass. Sung-sook sees Chi-yeol’s desperation and tells the guard to all them inside. She directs the boys to the weather caster room, but when they peer into the room, no one is there. Chi-yeol runs back to Sung-sook to ask if her sister will get fired, and Sung-sook simply says that Na-ri isn’t one to get fired easily, as he should know.

Back in the hospital room, Na-ri asks how Jung-won thought to slide the remote to her in those last moments. He explains that he wanted to ensure that the remote went to the right person at the right time. Na-ri wonders if she behaved correctly in that moment, and Jung-won assures her that she did well. Better to be left with a warning than a loss.

They’re all smiles, and then suddenly the mood is interrupted by a fart, followed by more disgustingly loud farts. It’s Hwa-shin with the medical farts, and Jung-won goes to open the window to fan out the smell. Hwa-shin takes that moment to stand on the bed and signal Na-ri to get rid of Jung-won faster. Lucky for him, Secretary Cha enters the room to summon Jung-won, and Na-ri walks him out. Hwa-shin peeks from behind the curtain and finally sighs in relief.

At the hospital doors, Na-ri thanks Jung-won for everything, but her formal attitude disappoints Jung-won — he thought they had grown closer through today. She confirms that they have but tells him to never visit her again. She says that she’ll buy him a meal to thank him for all his help today and heads back to her room.

Jung-won follows her, turns her around, and plants a kiss on her forehead. She looks confused and nervous, but Jung-won assures her that this was just a gesture towards a patient. He also tells her not to worry about losing her job, since the ratings were double the normal amount. He wishes her a good night and heads out, leaving Na-ri speechless.

It’s Na-ri’s turn to chase after Jung-won, and she asks if they’re moving too fast. He agrees but also notes that she was also quick to push him away. He never intended to stay by her side 24/7 as per doctor’s orders and wonders if she expected that of him. He also wonders if she’s slow or just bad at romance, but Na-ri explains that her conflict lies in the fact that he’s Hwa-shin’s friend.

He reminds her that she claimed that Hwa-shin isn’t interested in her at all and tells her to think about their time in Thailand. During the storm, when Na-ri chased them with her umbrella, Jung-won tells her that she wasn’t the one to jump into his arms when thunder struck — it was actually him who pulled her close. He smiles and looks amused by her clueless reaction.

As Na-ri finally head back inside with a few glances back, Jung-won receives a call from Hwa-shin, who watches him from his hospital window. Hwa-shin asks if it’s okay if they have secrets from each other, and Jung-won seems to think that secrets are unnecessary. Hwa-shin jokes that his secret is about some investment information that he won’t share since Jung-won is already rich. Jung-won is a good sport but changes the topic to Na-ri and her illness. He says that he brought her to the hospital, and Hwa-shin compliments his good deed.

Ja-young and Sung-sook wrap up their recordings and meet in the elevator. Ja-young reluctantly boards the elevator with her rival and smells alcohol around Sung-sook. She accuses Sung-sook of being a hypocrite, after scolding Na-ri about going live while drunk. Sung-sook gets back at her by criticizing her excessive perfume and taunting her about being demoted to radio. They’re about to rip each other apart but resist the urge to, since the elevator has a security camera.

They pull out each other’s hair and stumble into the dressing room. Sung-sook blames Ja-young for ruining her life by stealing Pal-gang and her husband. They start spraying water at each other, and Ja-young blames Sung-sook for her greater fault in their demise. They crouch down and have a good ol’ cry as rival colleagues.

Na-ri begins to fart and looks over to check if Hwa-shin is awake. He’s awake and notes that he must not be a man to her because she’s farting in front of him. Na-ri asks why he’s hiding his illness from Jung-won, and Hwa-shin says that he doesn’t want pity from his friends. Plus, it’s his chest — a man’s chest.

Na-ri farts some more, and Hwa-shin can tell that she’s trying to hold in her farts. He wonders if she’s careful because of him and starts to rationalize that she must be into him, especially since she initiated the kiss. She assures him that she’s not and tells him to stop bothering her.

She turns on her side, but Hwa-shin tell her not to since all the farts will be directed towards him. Na-ri comments that he and Jung-won are two very different friends, and she smiles to herself thinking about Jung-won. She can’t sleep because of her hunger, and Hwa-shin agrees, but he won’t accept the juice packets that Jung-won brought.

Every little thing seems to affect sensitive Hwa-shin, as he tells Na-ri to stop noisily sucking on her drink and tells her to face him while sleeping. Na-ri obliges and tells Hwa-shin to face her as well, but he refuses. She tells him that she’s just afraid that the rest of his farts will come out, so he reluctantly turns over to face her.

Na-ri asks if Jung-won is a player or if he has a girlfriend, and Hwa-shin says that he doesn’t know. She says that she’s interested in him, and that seems to bother Hwa-shin. He convinces her and himself that she’s just saying that because she’s trying to get over her one-sided crush on Hwa-shin. She smiles and turns away from him as she refutes his claim, but he’s only listening to himself.

Hwa-shin advises Na-ri to naturally let go of her crush, since a three-year-long crush won’t easily be forgotten. Now it’s Hwa-shin looking at Na-ri, as he tries to convince himself that she’s not over him.

 
COMMENTS

I’m liking how this story is folding out now, though I admit that it did take some warming up and patience. The first few episodes were confusing and narratively unfocused, which made it hard for me to follow and really enjoy, even with this stellar cast. Luckily the narrative seems to have found its way and allow for our actors to really shine in their roles. And by narrative, I’m not implying that there’s much of a story — there really isn’t. But even without a heavy plot component, this show is able to make every small interaction memorable and full of subtext.

I like Na-ri and especially love her complete inability to lie about her feelings. She’s terrible at hiding her emotions, and it’s double the hilarity because Hwa-shin is terrible at emoting properly and reading emotions. Gong Hyo-jin portrays Na-ri’s vulnerability and determination with a vibe reminiscent of her previous characters, but the dynamic between her and Jo Jung-seok’s Hwa-shin makes all the difference. Her unyielding dedication to her less-than-satisfactory weather forecaster job juxtaposed with Hwa-shin’s haughty disdain makes Hwa-shin pettier than he already is, and it’s oh-so-fun to watch.

Jo Jung-seok has also played very similar characters: clumsy, arrogant, yet extremely endearing. But again, I think it’s his dynamic with Na-ri that really makes this character new. His inflated ego is hilarious and troublesome, as is his lack of trust in others. He assumes the worst in people, never giving them the benefit of the doubt and finding a way to make everything about him. I wonder if his extreme self-centered nature was always a part of him or if he developed that as a defense mechanism after betraying his brother. Of course, we don’t know enough about that situation yet to know, but I’m interested in seeing how his character arc will tie in all the elements of his current despicable personality. I hate Hwa-shin (and his man’s chest) as much as I love him, and I only really love him because he’s a fumbling idiot behind his conceited façade.

I found Sung-sook’s character growing on me in this episode, especially with her monologue that expressed so much pride as a woman in her job. She demanded that the president treat her and her staff with the dignity, instead of objectifying them on broadcast. Though the portrayals of the sexualized women forecasters are exaggerated, the show makes its point about how women can be treated within the media industry. And her rivalry with Ja-young further proves why unfair treatment continues to perpetuate: the women are pitted against each other for their own pride. If the end scene with the two women crying is positively utilized, my hope is that they learn to reconcile their pasts and work together to bring down the man. Maybe I’m being a little too hopeful or reading too much into the monologue, but I can dream.

I’m ready to see the jealousy unfold in earnest outside of the hospital room, though I did really enjoy how much growth and shenanigans happened in that room. Yes, there was some slapstick humor for me to enjoy some cheap laughs, but I think there was something more special, some new realizations, and some new feelings that came out of that shared hospital space apart from the aroma of medical farts.

 
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the farts were perfectly timed...
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The way he lifted his leg to the side and let it all out had me laughing so hard!

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I haven't had any surgeries (knock on wood) but I've heard that the farts coming from them are odorless because you've presumably fasted before the surgery and the farts are just the air they pumped into you or something. Is that true or not?

In any case, farts are always funny. :-)

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I've had plenty of experience with surgery but never had to pass gas to eat - I thought that was only when they are performing surgery on/in the abdomen!

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I'm pretty sure you're both right, you have fasted and I think the farts are odorless because of it. For sure you don't have to wait to fart to eat, at least not in the US. I've been given food in the recovery room (Cheez-Its)!

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It's usually when one has to go under general anesthesia.

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Both of my knee surgeries, I wasn't allowed to leave until I went to the bathroom. All they wanted was 1. But it was still difficult because I had fasted for 18 hours before surgery.

The most recent once I was out of surgery, I could only drink water for an hour but I don’t get thirsty so that was hard to push myself. After an hour, I could have apple juice and cracker. But rushing to eat and drink while still out of it, made me throw up.

That pushed me back and the progress had to start all over. It took on average 1-3 hours to use the bathroom, for me. And I wasn't allowed food until the water settled that didn't work. When I finally went to the restroom, they got rid of me rather quickly and my only food restriction was "stop said food if uncomfortable, just for a few day". I could, and did, eat as soon as I got home.

Basically, I know outpatient needs to use the restroom (to see if the functions are working properly) to leave. The hospital will only let you have light drinks and food in the meantime. Perhaps, inpatient needs more and it depends on the surgery, how much anesthesia and the like. The farts seem to have a similar purpose to using the bathroom. Which our leads didn't seem to mention doing. But the juice pack is light.

I don't know if the darts would be odorless, because I've never had that as the proof that my body is working.

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I've never heard of it as well before seeing it in kdramas (specifically in MLFAS).
Where's michykdrama? ?

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I don't think she's watching this one and I don't know if it's proper etiquette to go over to her blog and ask about odorous/odorless farts. ?

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@blnmom, but... it's for Science™!

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Had surgery and was not allowed to eat or drink until I passed gas. It was not odorless.

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I've had a benign tumor removed from my breast like Na Ri (at least her condition sounds exactly like what I was told back then). They gave full anesthesia as well. It was an outpatient surgery but I didn't have to pass gas and was allowed to go home when it wore off after about an hour. No lung exercise either.
It's interesting how treatment can differ so much between countries. Though I'm assuming here that the writer did a little research and the treatment displayed is indeed the standard procedure. Could be totally different.

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its just a sign that the gastrointestinal tract working properly. Some drugs for anesthesia decrease gastric motility. So after the surgery, before taking your meal, doctor would check the gastric motility by asking whether you have fart or listen to your abdomen using stethoscope.

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I agree that gor both GHJ and JJS the characters are not new but that is what makes it special that they do it so effortlessly. The last scene clearly showed HS's jealousy without going overboard. I cannot imagine any other actors playing their role this well. This episode was hilarious and JI overall doesn't really have a plot but the characters stories are engaging and that's exactly what they are offering. I am glad the crew didn't take the casting lightly, even for the minor roles.

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Absoloutely loving this drama!

• Dong-gi telling the staff to put a spotlight on Sung-sook just got me laughing.

• Jo Jung-suk is everything but I'm aboard the SLS train. "It's fast, but it's not wrong" did it for me, if not the other times in previous eps

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Donggi is hilarious. I call him JI's Subong.

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Dong gi is my new Soo bong.

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Thanks for the recap, dramallama.

I really like the way they show the flashbacks. The one about Thailand was eye opening. I didn't see that, and it changes everything. And the editing for hospital scenes is pretty well done.

I liked the ahjumma-deul fight. It made me appreciate their characters more. And the youngest trio is tight all angles. Chi-yeol/Dae-goo are close too. Na-ri & Hwa-shin are like an old married couple going through dips in their relationship.

I'm so much like Na-ri. Watching over the guy I like rather than actually doing anything. And it's taught me a lot about breast cancer.

I love the OST. I'm having SLS but not as bad as it could be. I still want my OTP.

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Oh, dear. I can't get enough of Jung Won. Super SLS Swoonitis ?

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Ikr?! JW, stop being so swoony!!! You're making me like you too much esp compared to HS who is a complete douche to NR.. honestly dunno how her character can like him so much. (Although I'm sure he has redeemable qualities - they're just not visible yet -.-)

I'm so happy that GKP is getting these more swoony, adult roles (esp his steady and grounded character from R88). Ugh, he's turning me into a fan :D

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That kiss!!! And his restrained smile are super swoony!!!! I'm on board with his train

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His intense gazes make me go ga-ga. ?

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So in love with Go Kyung Pyo’s character, Ko Jung-Won. My heart is fluttering with love forever...

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Liked everything about the episode except the fight between the two moms. It wasn't even that funny and I just wanted that scene to be over.

Sometimes I find myself wishing Na ri to respond to Hwashin with more sass especially when he's being really mean. But I appreciate her character because she's obviously got a very big heart and it's easier to respond in kind when someone's being mean.. It's much harder to react with kindness. Also, her scene on the stroller was so funny haha.

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This will sound horrible but I think the mom fight is a matter of perspective. I see at as two women thrust into terrible situation in their personal lives who are self aware enough to recognize just how effed up it all is. They know it can't be fixed and they understand each other. The fight was a release of tension that both of them found acceptable. It was hilarious and fairly dark when you think about it.

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Man, they both loved a stupid and weak guy. I feel for SungSook more than JaYoung though. I still don't understand what that whole family had against her. Maybe she was just too strong for them.

And I'm still furious that they're treating HwaShin like he's scum of the earth when really, it was his brother who got himself into that mess himself. Any reporter could have reported it and ruined his life. HwaShin did it because he thought he could allay the hate a bit and anyway, it's his responsibilty.

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HS does have an unlikeable personality at the moment. I love JJS but at this point I want a long passionate romance with Jung Won. Because I would rewatch all their scenes. JW is currently having such good chemistry with NR I literally can't stand the cuteness. NR doesn't deserve a neurotic egoistic, naggy, self centered man in her life.

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Yep, just how I feel right now! HS has a lot of learnin' to do and I'd like to see NR be adored for a good long while, thank you.

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Me too... I don't know how many times I've watched their scenes together and squeel because of the forehead kiss. I just love their interactions and conversations. Getting SLS. Of course this ship will never sail but I'll enjoy it for now.

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Ughh that JooHee girl made me so mad, how dare her slapped Nari!? What made her think she deserve that position and to be mad?

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Saaaaame. But DongGi was right. It was all SungSook and PD Oh's fault.

I put the blame more on PD Oh. He's the PD heading the news section, he's the one who called NaRi. On both accounts he's got one up against SungSook and JooHee. I was so flabbergasted when he told them to fight it out. If anything, SungSook shouldn't be the one ranting and explaining herself to the higher ups. PD Oh should.

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I laughed so hard in this episode and ep 6 had me crying I was laughing so hard. I LOVE this drama!

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This drama is nuts and I love it.

Curiously, it's not so much plot driven and yet, it's never boring. It's brand of humor is hard carries everything.

Also, Secretary Cha reminds me a ton of Choi Woo Sik from Hogu's Love. Anybody knows the actor's name?

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Personal growth dramas can be incredible (Gilmore Girls) it just takes proper acting/writing/directing to get it through.

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I don't know his name, but I'm pretty sure he played one of the presindent's bodyguards in 3 days. He got framed on something in the near end of the drama.

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Having just watched ep 5&6, I was curious to read your thoughts and opinion. Well, to each its own, right? :-)

Although I'm a completist type of person, this show is so boring, cringe-worthy and fury-inducing that I've dropped it. From the violence (slaps everywhere), the bullying, Jung Won saying nothing when NaRi's rival came in wearing his outfit meant dor NaRi, both former wives fighting like harpies, even over Chef whom I'm guessing isn't into women, I wonder how the actors manage not to feel embarrassed/ashamed. Their characters have little to no dignity and maturity. Moreover, the writer has chosen to deal with serious illnesses in such a way that it has me in disbelief. Besides, Go Kyung Pyo and Gong Hyo Jin exude zero chemistry together, not that they don't lack the effort and will to prove us otherwise. So yeah, not feeling it at all.

The only fun characters for me were the nurse and the doctor. They're a riot anytime they show up on screen and/or speak.

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I love nurse and doctor as well. Nurse feels like such real character to me. The way she looked at Hwa Shin when he pulled the curtains while she was changing Na Ri. She looked like she could kill him.

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I pity you...

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And I feel sorry for you if that's all you can come up with.

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There really is no need to pity people who don't like a show. To each his own.
This show's brand of humour is not for everyone.
I don't appreciate toilet humour; same goes for fart humour. I find it crass.
I don't appreciate cat fights. So I don't find the ex-wives fighting funny.
And I agree with Denali that the chars have little to no dignity; breast cancer in man shouldn't be treated in a way to milk it for laughs.

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I think you're right about the humor being an acquired taste, though I like this show quite a bit. I would probably share your feelings about the characters if the writing and acting were worse. Instead, I find myself sympathizing with characters I would normally dislike.

I like how the show has fun with Hwa Shin's shallowness and vanity without turning him into a total caricature for us to mock. I never had the impression that the series was making light of men with breast cancer. The doctors and nurses are a bit dismissive because he agonizes over the wrong things, but everyone who knows about his condition has taken it seriously for the most part. Na Ri sobbed when she learned he had cancer. If anything, I thought the show adeptly used humor to show how patients' struggles could be both serious and trivial. I hope someone helps Hwa Shin overcome some of his hang-ups, though, instead of just dismissing him as immature.

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Hwa Shin's breast cancer isn't what's being made fun of - his reaction to it is. And who knows, it might be shedding light on something that could be a real problem for men with breast cancer - a lack of support items that aren't targeted to women. I'm not talking about support bras and hospital gowns, but things as simple as information brochures, websites, and support groups/meetings - most would have a female bent to them. Without a sense of humor, it would likely feel emasculating.

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The ending scene was nicely done imo. Subtly portraying the narrative. He had his back to her and she was facing him (indicating the times that she had that one-sided crush on him). She turns her back towards him and he starts getting annoyed, asking her to turn back (she was letting the crush go but he's starting to develop feelings and wanting /her/ to hold on to him while still showing his back). She turns back face him and asks that he do the same (she said it wasn't fair that he asked her to face him so that she The ending scene was nicely done imo. Subtly portraying the narrative.

1. He had his back to her and she was facing him (indicating the times that she had that one-sided crush on him).

2. She turns her back towards him and he starts getting annoyed, asking her to turn back (she was letting the crush go but he's starting to develop feelings and wanting /her/ to hold on to him while still showing his back).

3. She turns back face him and asks that he do the same (she said it wasn't fair that he asked her to face him so that she wouldn't fart in his direction but he leaves his back to her and might fart in his face: her being at a disadvantage as far as he was concerned: her feelings were out in the open (everyone knew about her crush on him) but he keeps his feelings under lock and key. He was concerned about her after the broadcast his words to her were derisions.)

4. He finally turns to face her but she's already turned away thinking of Jung Won.
fart in his direction but he leaves his back to her and might fart in his face: her being at a disadvantage as far as he was concerned

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I'm impressed by how much you read into the "facing" of their sleeping posture, what a detailed analysis of their sleeping position body language!

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Thank you for taking the time to read lol
I copy pasted from notes but didn't realise it had all jumbled up. ?
I'm not able to edit or delete to repost..
Sorry you had to read through that pile of mess hahaha

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The entire conversation at the end was so sad. On the surface it was him being arrogant but it also felt a lot like he was wishing/hoping it was true. You still like me...right?

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Totally agreed! The hospital room scene from Ep4-6 is one of the best drama scenes I've seen in recent times, so much hiliarity yet so many layers of emotions played out in opposite directions. The facing in and back dialogues are so well done, down to the positioning of the two pairs of pink sleepers.

I also like the adjummas fight too, seemingly immature but the brutal words betraying their helplessly frustrating circumstances. They could have been the best of friends in other lives or down the track - and so I hope. This drama has the curious way in portraying the dog-eat-dog sexist world.

Absolutely loving this drama! Very refreshing.

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Loved this analysis. I never thought of it this way. (So, does that mean we can hold out hope for swoon Jung Won since she turned away from him again to think of JW???)

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So, instead of stressing about my finals. I'm here trying to lessen & de stress ....

Why can't Jung-Won be the male lead ?!
???
Or I can just marry him and keep him all for myself ..
Dear ..
This poor med student would like to propose and ask for your swoon worthy *everything about you* in marriage ?!

I'm clearly experiencing Severe 2nd lead syndrome ? Am I alone on this ship ?!
Dear Ship don't go down .. I beg of you .. I'll sink like a rock if you do ???
Is there is hope for me ?!

Sincerely,

A troubled med student days away from Internal medicine exam

Your prayers would be appreciated, although I will ask of you to focus on the troubled & stressrd by Internal medicine part, and a group therapy for the ship ?
Pray that I would survive and kill the monster ?

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I don't have SLS as much as Go Kyung Pyo syndrome. So if the group therapy involves collective swooning over his 'I'm falling for you Pyo Nari' eyes then I'm in. ?

Good luck for your exams. I somehow marathon watched and read all the episodes and recaps of 'my love from the stars' in my last revision week before my finals. I hope you are more strong willed than me ?

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I can't get our fandom slogan out of my head as I watch Jung-Won scenes. And I have to rewind.

"Forget Go Jun Pyo, have some Go Kyung Pyo"

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When will the T-shirt be available? Lol.

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As soon as a designer beanie creates it. Along with our DB tote bags kekeke.

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We share the first name @Minaboom. Hope u survive your med study. Must be super hectic but of course dramas r compulsory medicine at busy times. I want JW too, he's swoon worthy. That forehead kiss was subtle and romantic. I wanna kiss u on the lips but It might be too much so I settle on forehead. Does dramaland ever kiss nose.haha

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I'm not going down with the ship. But I am loving GKP here.

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Also, best wishes with your studies!

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I was so confused about the slippers. There was so much emphasis on those darn slippers that I feel like I'm missing something.

Other than that, this show is really growing on me.

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They really wanted to drive the symbolism home right? I think it's gotta do with Hwashin opening himself to liking Nari while Nari is getting over her feelings for him.

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I wondered the same about the slippers. There was too much focus on them not to mean anything. Again, great analysis! I don't always catch that stuff, but it makes sense when someone else does and explains it. Probably because I am too busy reading subtitles to catch all the subtext.

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The emphasis on the slippers and the sleeping position in the last scene is great, love those scenes so much. It already tell you everything about the storyline.

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I absolutely lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve this drama. Na-Ri and Hwa Shin are the best. OMG. I never laughed so hard. Watched Ep5&6. so funny and sad.

i never had SLS since i started watching kdrama 10yrs ago, but this the first time i don't mind if the second lead gets the girl. He is soooooo cute and manly at the same time.

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Pyo Na Ri's count:

Jung Won - 1 | Hwa Shin - 0

Slap count:

Na Ri - 2 | Jo Hee - 1

Catfight:

Sung sook - 1 | Ja young - 1

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✅ This show has a killer soundtrack. The songs are strategically used and really moves with the scenes.
✅ The writing is obviously good, the directing has improved, the editing is okay and the cast is magnificent.
✅ Episode 5 had all the laughs but it also shows us another layer to some of our characters, Sung sook in particular.
✅ Hwa shin is tragically funny.
✅ The doctor is simply hilarious. Stoic nurse is the best!
✅ What's better than episode 5? .....episode 6!

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Yup, Ep 6 is THE best and laid out why this should be a 24-Ep piece.

Can't wait for Ep 7.

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Ha, so, the opposite of Cinderella for you. I'm liking both but objectively this of course is better.

The soundtrack! Makes me laugh all by itself. The inclusion of over-dramatic classical music and sound effects, genius.

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Ha ha.. agree with all your points. The soundtrack is awesome. All the songs are so catchy.

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YES YES YES YES OST IS SO AMAZING!!!!!!

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I am slightly felt uncomfortable with the slapping scene.

How pyo nari didnt do anything after getting 2 slap from Joohee and the old woman is beyond understandable. And by apologizing... she is acknowledging she is indeed wrong and deserved that slaps...

And from my POV, the wrong one is Sungsook and PD Oh. Sungsook is only a reporter, why should she interfere in weather section issue? And PD Oh should use his authority to pull Joohee out. He is the one who call Pyonari to comeback! How did he became a PD with this kind of attitude?

And those two woman, Sungsook and her enemy got too many time screen! Arghhh

I love this drama but too many annoying character is just too much for me to handle.

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Yes, both of them didn't have the right to hit pyo na ri. I didn't want her to apologize as well. I wanted her just walk away, find a job in another station where she would be treated better. But, I think this episode is too early for her to do that. But, hoping to see her make a stand for herself in the future.

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After reading the comments, it seems that 99% viewers like the second lead male. As for me, uhm... I don't want Na Ri to end up with either one of the male leads because:

> Jung-won is cute. I like him better than Hwa-shin for an individual, but... He might care for the woman he really loves, but when it comes to marriage of convenience, I feel that this kind of guy won't object too. I hope I'm wrong, though.

> Hwa-shin...what a long long way to go before he becomes a man who deserves Na Ri. Her life is miserable enough without Hwa-shin nagging all the time.

I'd like this drama ends with Hwa-shin having his karmic comeuppance. That would be a tragic comedy to the max. And, Na Ri lands a perfect job--whatever it is. Could it be possible for her finding that being an announcer is not that importance?

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So true, I ship Jung Won too. Suspect he lets his mom do whatever she wants because he has not a strong enough reason to object, even about marriage because he probably have a fix idea of what marriage (of convenience) is about. I believe now he has found a reason to object, probably the first he wanted something badly and he would do that for Nari. There is also this thing about saving your energy to fight war instead of battles. ^ ^

Hwa Shin, omg, I would tell my daughter to run miles away if she meets someone so negative like him. Habits won't change not matter how redeemable he is at some moments...

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So that's why I said I could be wrong. I hope the next episodes prove me wrong. But, will Jung-won's infatuation (I'd like call it that for now) for Nari strong enough to call off the arranged marriage? How about the business thing?

Haha. About your daughter, yes so true :). It's just sad that for Nari love has no mercy lol.

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I am not on board with the second lead here for the same reason because it's at least at this point a 'cheating' intention of a chaebol, nothing more. NR may get more hurt than the 3-year crush.

The most satisfying aspect, to me, would be how HS redeem himself in the rest of the story.

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Yes, that 'cheating' keeps lingering on my mind. I feel like Nari is just a thing for him. And, when Hwa-shin phoned him from the hospital asking about his keeping a secret from him, Jung-won told him about helping Nari. Was that something you need to tell even your closest friend with 'that' expression? It seemed like there's nothing to be proud of--something a man feels when he becomes the most useful person to his loved one. The joyful feeling inside itself is satisfying enough to keep you from opening your mouth.

Yes, Hwa-shin has a lot of homework for sure...

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To be fair, it's the assistant who brought up 'cheating'. Details of his marriage intention are a bit scarce at the moment. So I'll just enjoy the 'mating' dance between the two alphas for now...

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For me at least I think its too early to tell. I like how this show doesn make me compelled to choose a ship. The way things are with this show is that anything can happen and things can go sideways in an instant. I'm just enjoying the way Na ri revolves around Hwa shin and Jung won. I can't wait for all 3 of them to get all green with jealousy. Hee.

I bask in Hwa shin's misery because he's feigned ignorance and insecurity is just a blast to watch.

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I think I stay for the comedic elements haha. I haven't shipped any possible couple yet.

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*I think I'd stay...

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hai guys,.. my first posting here...
really love all the comment,..

GKP is sweet...
LHS is a jerk for now, but i think he gonna be a great person in next episode...

one thing that makes me scare is, [SPOILERS?].

its better to see he is not end up with PNR than died...

i love all the casts, this is the first time i feel that this drama has very good supporting cast, the doctor, nurse she is very cute, the director, another weather forecaster, GKP secretary and the moms. All of them are great...

Warm greeting from indonesia... ^_^

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Welcome to active Beanie posting, Novictoria. I share many of your expressions.

Just a helpful tip: commenting about the preview is considered spoiling. The recappers leave that out on purpose. And commenting on preview for ep 7 on 5 is a leap ahead. There are ones, like me, who haven't seen ep 6 yet. But now I know more going into it than I wanted to.

I don't mean anything negative by this. I just want to assist your entry into the commenting world at DB. We need to leave the recaps free of spoilers so people can come 5 years from now. And watch with the recaps, spoil free.

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Oohh,.. sorry, okay dear... ^_^
tengkyu...

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@Purple Owl, thanks for explaining.

(And hello, @Novictoria! :D)

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I'm warming up to this drama so much. I used to have a crush on a guy who looked similar to Jung Won in the past, and every time he's on screen, my heart can't help but jump a little.

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SLS is hitting hard this episode. Jung Woon is too swoon worthy here. Why do they always have to make the perfect 2nd lead who leave us broken hearted everytime. What is it with kdrama and the angst of sailing the wrong ship???!!!

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Thanks for the recap, dramallama. I agree with you, this story has no plot, its about characters and their choices. This show is so wacky and offbeat and that's absolutely the reason why I love it.

I was annoyed at the ex wifes in the starting. But after this episode, I realize how lonely they must be. They have no one to share things with, much less someone they trust enough to be vulnerable with. That's why I think if they give it a chance they could actually be best friends because all the things that separates them are also the things that unites them (ppal gang, their ex husband, their passion for work etc).

And this episode was hilarious, hwa shin seems to have a thing falling. :D

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*thing for falling.

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I agree with the pacing of this show. There were scenes which were unnecessarily drawn out and some didn't make sense. In this day and age, does a LIVE broadcast producer really behave like Mr. Oh? Come on, no one wants a live TV incident, any competent producer would have made the call as to which girl should stay on screen and not end up with the mess they had; Mr. Oh just threw up his hands and left it to the women. Also, the pacing of that scene, come on, do we need to see every single person's reaction for five solid seconds EACH? I swear, the scene looked like it was on pause. And all the slapping? I've seen the slap scene way too many times in Korean dramas and it's disconcerting. I know it's for dramatic effect, but can't they come up with something more realistic? I grew up on TVB Hong Kong dramas which have the worst drama tropes but the Korean ones are giving them a run for their money.

There are parts of this show that work and others that leave a strange taste in your mouth. Not sure if it's worth spending a further 18 hours to see the outcome. I might just read recaps first and catch the more poignant scenes instead. I'm curious as to how NR and HS will sort out their feelings - SLS be damned.

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This show takes efforts for me to watch and requires patience, it certainly is my case, don't know about others. Also more heavy handed at points than what I expected but the characters are endearing. Some of the family conflicts have become such that I personally think there's no way out of that. I don't want to spoil but that is what I feel, how do you write yourself out of that corner. What I don't get that why fight so much over this show, its not spectacular, its fine, watchable but seeing this its not really worth getting into a fight over by two network giants.

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Although the ratings were not that high, the scriptwriter's previous works such as "Miss Korea"(2013-2014) or "Romance Town"(2011) still have a special place in my mind. I think that in her dramas, there is something bittersweet or ambivalent, and the very thing always attracts my great attention to her works. Like her other dramas, "Jealousy Incarnate" has also caught my eye and quickly become one of my favorite K-dramas these days. I am quite surprised and satisfied with its perfect balance between tears and laughs. I am looking forward to watching what's going on, and so I can't wait for the next episode. :)

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Tq dramallama,

I see some similarities with his previous ghost drama ( hwa shin ) repeating words.
Should watch Stanby drama GKP has come a long way.......
Easily could paired secretary cha with the Nurse that would be interesting
Oh nari groping jw thigh - oh that is naughty ya !
What would be JW next move ?

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I am feeling so attracted to Go Kyung Pyo & its just through the pics and words of a simple recap. What is this black magic? Phew. *fans self*
I think Ill have to start this show n ff to their scenes now.

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There he goes playing the same "mumbling" guy he always does. I don't know if I will finish this drama. I'm not feeling this one much at all.

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I guess I am just lucky, I have never seen any of the actors' previous projects except for gong hyo Jin's master's su. But so far I didn't see pyo na ri and think of tae gong shil.

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And also, master's sun was my first kdrama and I enjoyed it immensely. I accidently saw a dubbed version of it in our local channel, but the dubbing was terrible and the story was Interseting that i decided to check It out. I was so fascinated by all the drama tropes that I saw for the first time that I was on a high for those few days.

I would like to say that since then I have been a kdrama fanatic. But, not really, life interrupted rudely and I forgot all about my fascination.

Only a few months back, out of my desperation to find something to anchor myself back, did I remember that memory. Now, I am watching too many dramas With too little free time, but i have never been happier before. And now, I can proudly say that I am a kdrama fanatic!

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I'm sooo crushing on the second lead. I have second lead fever!

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and there in lies the problem: the 2nd Lead is (almost) ALWAYS the better man and yet, KDramaland would have you believe that the jerk of a 1st Lead with serious issues should be praised for opening a door or for saying thank you, aka "Being a Basically Well Mannered Human Being" !!!

I am SOOOOO suffering of SLS (*swooning over Jung-won*) right now, ESPECIALLY after that forehead kiss and the mischievous look in JW's eyes when he teased her about their time in Taiwan. Like, "PLEASE SEDUCE ME!!!" I screamed ... and then googled the man and realized that not only is he clearly not geographically available to me, but he ALSO is just 26... 26... so young.... so....

*in tears*

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This show is just too hilarious! Goodness
And my new star crush is Gyeong Pyo *dreamy eyes*
When step step was playing and they were in front of the hospital..his face....i almost could have blushed if i was na ri?

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One Fave line was when the doctor told Nari - "I know enduring pain is your specialty, but at the hospital, you're just deceiving."

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Interesting... Episodes

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