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Drinking Solo: Episode 10

When your heart is broken, who else can you turn to but your friends? Lucky for Hana, she has a great one in Jin-yi, always up for a drink or a dance or whatever Hana needs. But there are worse things than unrequited love, and a friend’s devastating day gives Hana some perspective on what’s truly important in life.

 
EPISODE 10 RECAP

It’s Hana’s turn for a solo meal, but hers isn’t nearly as fancy as Jung-seok’s usual “healing time.” She listens to a sad song called “I Don’t Love You” while eating her humble ramyun and kimchi, sitting on the floor of her tiny basement apartment.

Jung-seok notices that Gong-myung’s nose is stuck in a workbook as they drive to school the next morning, and Gong-myung just says he has a reason he wants to pass the test. Jung-seok peevishly kicks Gong-myung out of the car so people won’t realize they’re brothers, and Gong-myung retaliates by opening both doors on his side of the car and skipping off. HA.

Hana whines to herself on her way to work, worried about seeing Jung-seok today, though she tells herself that liking him isn’t a crime. Shes so wrapped up in her thoughts that she doesn’t notice she’s walking right in front of Jung-seok’s car at an intersection. He sees her, and resolves to make Hana give up her crush on him. Hmmm, he sure does watch her walk away for a long time…

When Jung-seok arrives at work, Director Kim asks if he’s interested in going on a blind date. Hana is sitting right there and Jung-seok is very aware of her, and though his initial instinct is to turn it down, he glares over at Hana and accepts. He even curls his lip at her, all, See, I DO NOT like you!

Hana leaves the office to get away from Jung-seok, and Jin-yi follows her out and asks if she’s okay. Hana asks Jin-yi out for a drink after work, but Jin-yi says she can’t drink — she thinks she really is pregnant this time.

The two head to the restroom so Jin-yi can take a pregnancy test, but before she can even take the test she discovers that she’s not pregnant after all. Jin-yi sobs, sure now that she’ll never get married.

Jung-seok’s blind date (cameo by Ha Suk-jin’s 1% of Anything co-star Jeon So-min) is everything he said he wanted — pretty, educated, and from a good family. But somehow everything she says reminds him of Hana, and though Jung-seok keeps reminding himself that such a lofty personage as himself deserves a woman like the one in front of him, his mind continues to wander back to Hana.

Gong-myung is committed to his studying, and when his friends urge him to take a break, he points out his “Master” and says that he’s following her orders. Dong-young is surprised Chae-yeon agreed to tutor him, while Ki-bum is downright angry and glares daggers at her.

Ki-bum tries to convince Gong-myung to go play games with him, and Chae-yeon snaps that this just proves that it’s Ki-bum holding Gong-myung back from studying. She thinks Gong-myung needs to stop hanging out with Ki-bum entirely, and Gong-myung obediently follows her out when she leaves.

Ki-bum is understandably upset that Gong-myung is following Chae-yeon’s directions to drop him as a friend, though Dong-young seems to find it pretty amusing. He teases Ki-bum for being jealous that Gong-myung and Chae-yeon might grow close while studying together, but Ki-bum yells — a little too loudly — that he doesn’t like Chae-yeon anymore.

Jin-yi joins Hana for that drink after all, and she tells Hana that her boyfriend was relieved that she’s not pregnant. They agree that he’s an asshole who has no intention of marrying Jin-yi, and Jin-yi reveals that her parents died when she was young so she’s always wanted a family.

Jin-yi declares that she’s breaking up with her boyfriend, and Hana can forget about “that guy.” Oops. She has to admit that she knows about Hana’s crush on Jung-seok, and that she told Jung-seok about it. Hana does a literal spit-take, and Jin-yi says that since he went on that blind date, it’s proof he doesn’t like Hana back.

Hana is drunk and crying by the time they leave the restaurant, and Jin-yi tells her firmly that they’ll never cry over a man again. They decide to relive their younger days, and head to a ’90s club to boogie their troubles away.

Later, after a few more drinks, they sing loudly to old-school love songs, sobbing their hearts out. Then back to the dance floor, then drinking, and dancing again, and taking turns crying, until they’ve gotten all their feelings out. They end up toppling over onto the floor hugging and ugly-crying together. Best girls’ night ever.

Ki-bum can’t sleep, worrying about whether Gong-myung and Chae-yeon are studying together right now. He tells himself he doesn’t care, but he remembers the look on Chae-yeon’s face as she watched Gong-myung walking away, and flails in silence.

Hana falls out of bed in the morning, then shrieks when she realizes she’s supposed to meet with Director Kim in less than half an hour. Director Kim takes out his annoyance on Jin-woong when Hana is late, kicking him in the shin when he does today’s impression and yelling that his class attendance is dropping.

Hana is extremely late, and Director Kim isn’t one bit happy with her. He’s even angrier when he smells the alcohol on her breath, and threatens to fire her if her class registration numbers don’t improve.

Hana is saved when Jung-seok enters Kim’s office, and Kim ushers him to a seat to ask about his date. She’s stuck listening while Jung-seok says what a perfect match his date was, very high-quality, though to his credit, he looks uncomfortable discussing this with Hana there.

She finally asks to be excused, and Director Kim asks Jung-seok for more details. He asks if Jung-seok thinks he might marry the lady, and Jung-seok snaps that he’s only met her once and to mind his own business.

Hana sighs to herself that Jung-seok has found the perfect woman, then takes a call from her mother. Mom is asking for money, and Hana gets annoyed, asking how she can be broke when Hana already sends her money every month. She barely stops herself from saying something really mean, says she’ll send the money, and hangs up.

She’s so distracted that she goes to the wrong lecture hall to teach, instead finding herself in Jung-seok’s class. She slinks out, embarrassed, and runs right smack into Jung-seok. Dong-young tells Jung-seok what happened, and Jung-seok thinks to himself that of course, seeing the guy she likes dating someone else would be upsetting to Hana.

Ki-bum and Dong-young run into Gong-myung and Chae-yeon in the cafeteria, eating and studying together (Gong-myung is getting the hang of it, hee). Ki-bum plops down right next to Gong-myung, determined to eat with his friend, but Chae-yeon tells him to leave Gong-myung alone.

Ki-bum asks who she thinks she is to keep them apart, and she counters that if he’s really Gong-myung’s friend, he’ll let him study in peace. She stands to leave, instructing Gong-myung to follow, but Ki-bum grabs Gong-myung and tells him to make a choice.

Gong-myung goes with Chae-yeon, and Dong-young smirks again that Ki-bum is jealous. Ki-bum says he’s just afraid he and Gong-myung will grow distant, and Dong-young quips that he’d like some distance from Ki-bum himself, HA.

During a class break, Jin-woong gets a call from the hospital letting him know that his mother has been asking for him. She’s not doing well, but Jin-woong can’t leave in the middle of class, and promises to come as soon as he can.

During class there’s another call, but this time Jin-woong turns off his phone. He checks his messages after class, and a text from the hospital informs him that his mother has passed away. Oh no. Oh, poor Jin-woong.

Gong-myung beams when Chae-yeon grades his workbook — he’s showing obvious improvement. Ki-bum sneers at them from out in the hallway, and Dong-young sneaks up and accuses him of being jealous again. Ki-bum says he’s just making sure Chae-yeon doesn’t badmouth him to Gong-myung, but Dong-young doesn’t buy it.

Jung-seok goes on a second date with Miss Perfect, but today he’s even more distant. He keeps thinking about how upset Hana looked when he accepted the date, and when she went to the wrong class, and Miss Perfect asks if something is wrong. He says he’s fine, then compliments the wine, and she points out that he’s drinking water. PFFT.

Jin-yi tells Hana that she thinks she really will break up with her boyfriend, since he’s not calling her anymore. Director Kim comes in and tells them that the woman Jung-seok is on a date with is actually his sister-in-law, and that he hopes things work out.

If Jung-seok marries her, it would make Jung-seok family, and they could keep him at the school. Director Kim mentions that his sister-in-law seems perfect, but she has a fatal flaw that could keep her from doing better than Jung-seok…

Back at their meal, Miss Perfect sighs that Jung-seok’s drinking alone must mean he’s been lonely, and offers to drink with him from now on. Jung-seok looks annoyed, and thinks about how Hana said she likes drinking alone as well. Miss Perfect asks what he’s thinking about, and Jung-seok sighs and says he can’t see her anymore. He’s honest, and says that he keeps thinking about someone else, and sincerely apologizes.

Miss Perfect’s flaw turns out to be that she’s crazy — when she gets angry, she lashes out, and no man will put up with her. She sees red at Jung-seok’s rejection, and she grabs one of the lobsters on the table and whacks Jung-seok on the head with it. Twice.

She swings a third time and he grabs her wrist, so she snags a lobster with her other hand and hits him again. Jung-seok wrestles the lobsters from her and she lets loose on him, asking how “quality” he is to be thinking of another woman while on a date with her.

They argue loudly about who has the better qualifications and who makes more money, and Miss Perfect isn’t impressed by Jung-seok’s claim to be the best instructor in Noryangjin. She calls him a temporary freelancer, and he whips back that at least his daddy didn’t buy him his job. Ouch.

Miss Perfect makes another grab for the lobsters, and Jung-seok snatches them first and holds them up defensively. She throws her glass of water in his face and leaves him standing there, wet and clutching his lobsters. HAHAHAwheeze.

Jin-woong enters the office and Director Kim invites him out after work, mocking him for being whipped when he declines. Jin-woong politely says that he can’t go, because his mother just died, and gives everyone the saddest little smile.

Dong-young and Ki-bum have a convenience store dinner, and Dong-young says that Gong-myung is still studying with his “Master.” He doesn’t answer Ki-bum’s call, and Dong-young says that he answered when he called, so Chae-yeon must really be trying to get him to cut ties with Ki-bum.

Ki-bum orders Dong-young to call Gong-myung and make him come eat with them, then resorts to loud whining when Dong-young refuses. Dong-young asks why he needs Gong-myung so badly, telling him to just admit that he’s jealous.

Ki-bum swears he isn’t, that he’s just worried he and Gong-myung will drift apart, and dramatically pines for his beloved Gong-myung. Nothing works until he offers to pay Dong-young to call him, and suddenly Dong-young can’t dial fast enough, heh.

Gong-myung notices that Chae-yeon’s nose is bleeding as she studies, and he’s amazed whens he just acts like it’s no big deal. He asks why she wants to be a civil servant so badly when she went to a good school and could get a good job, but she says it’s not that simple. She studied Liberal Arts, and it’s nearly impossible to get a job with a Liberal Arts degree.

Gong-myung tries to slip away when he sees Dong-young calling, but Chae-yeon says that spending time with friends only prolongs their time in Noryangjin. He’s impressed with her diligence, and says he’s glad he picked her to mentor him.

Dong-young calls again, and Gong-myung takes the call this time. He says he can’t come hang out with them, even when Ki-bum grabs the phone and begs. Ki-bum demands to know why he’s studying so hard all of a sudden, but Gong-myung skirts the question.

Jin-woong’s coworkers all come to his mother’s funeral, and it’s Director Kim who seems the most upset. He, Jin-yi, and Hana all sit to eat, and Director Kim says that Jung-seok should be here soon.

They overhear a trio of ajummas talking about Jin-woong, and they’re shocked when the ladies mention his divorce. Director Kim wonders, if he’s not leaving at ten o’clock every night to see his wife, then where was he going? He gets his answer when the ajummas sigh at what a good son Jin-woong is, visiting his mother every single day.

Hana finds Jin-woong taking a break outside, and asks him gently why he didn’t mention his mother’s illness. He says there was no point in sharing sad family issues, because even now, giving energetic and happy lectures, his student enrollment is decreasing. If he shared his sad personal story, nobody would want to take his classes.

He tells Hana that he got the call in the middle of class, and that if he’d been able to come then, his mother wouldn’t have died alone. But he says that if he could turn back time he still wouldn’t leave his class, not because he’s so dedicated to his work, but because his students trust him. He wipes away one single tear, and says that he’s just sorry for his mother that he wasn’t a more talented son.

Later Hana talks to her phone, ashamed to be whining over a guy when Jin-woong couldn’t even leave his class to be with his dying mother. Her own mother calls, and she apologizes for yelling at her earlier.

Her mother apologizes too, sorry that she’s always asking Hana for money, but Hana just asks her mom to be around for her for as long as possible. She tearfully promises to become successful and make sure her mother doesn’t have to worry about money anymore.

After the funeral is over, Director Kim sits with Jin-woong, who says he’s sure Kim has heard by now that he’s divorced. Director Kim says he’s decided to stay with Jin-woong tonight, and he pats Jin-woong’s hand then goes to help clean up. The show of support from the boss who usually yells at him finally cracks Jin-woong, and he starts to cry. Awww.

The moment Gong-myung stops studying and bids Chae-yeon goodnight, he’s hit with a flying kick from behind. It’s Ki-bum, who fights like a wildcat, screaming that his heart is breaking because they’re growing apart. It’s been, like, one day…

Dong-young manages to peel Ki-bum off Gong-myung, but he just breaks free again and climbs Gong-myung like a tree, yanking on his hair. He starts hollering for Gong-myung to admit that he likes Chae-yeon, and finally Gong-myung yells back, “I like someone else!” That finally gets Ki-bum to calm (and climb) down, and he and Dong-young stare at Gong-myung in shock.

Dong-young and Gong-myung relocate to a playground, and Dong-young asks if Hana is the reason Gong-myung is finally studying. Gong-myung says she is, and Ki-bum shrieks his happiness from where he’s playing on the swings.

Gong-myung says that he just likes everything about Hana, and Ki-bum trills that when you like someone, you just like them for no reason. Ha, now that he knows Gong-myung isn’t a threat to his crush on Chae-yeon, Ki-bum tells him to go study, because Chae-yeon is right that they need some distance. Silly boy.

Dong-young and Gong-myung watch Ki-bum swinging like a kid, and guess that he doesn’t just like Chae-yeon — he loves her.

Jung-seok misses the funeral entirely and sits alone at a bar, drinking and thinking about Hana. He wonders if his recent behavior means he likes her, then decides that no, he just keeps thinking of her because he feels bad about upsetting her.

He tries to focus on his solo drinking time, but thoughts of Hana keep intruding into his mind. He remembers her saying she likes to drink with others as well as alone, and helping her with her online class, and taking pictures with her at the fireworks show. He thinks about buttoning her into his coat at the wine cave, and how she’d smiled when he leaned in close.

Jung-seok gulps his drink, determined to stop this line of thinking. He tests his blood alcohol content, and gapes to see that he’s let himself get well over his personal limit. He doesn’t remember drinking this much, and wonders, “No way… could I really like No Geu-rae?” He shakes his head, and pours another drink.

He’s well and truly toasted by the time he’s being driven home, and he imagines Hana in the car with him again, asking if he likes her. He holds up his arms in a defensive X, denying the truth, and tells her image to shush.

Hana heads home, exhausted after her long emotional day. Just as she reaches her door a hand grabs her wrist and yanks her around, to reveal a very drunk Jung-seok. He looks almost as confused to be there as Hana is to see him, and he blurts out, “Apologize. Apologize now!”

Hana asks why, and Jung-seok slurs that he’s Jin Jung-seok, and she made him think about her even though she’s so tacky. He yells that she’s all he can think about, so he wants an apology.

Hana says she has no idea what he’s talking about, and turns to go inside. Jung-seok turns her around to face him again, then grabs her in a hug. Whoa, I was not expecting that.

Shocked, Hana just stands there, while Jung-seok says into her neck, “You really don’t know? I like you, No Geu-rae. I’ve started to like you.” He looks confused and a little lost, but he hugs Hana even tighter.

COMMENTS

Hoo-boy, if ever anyone ever needed a lobster upside the head, it’s Jung-seok. It’s not nearly enough payback for the way he’s been treating Hana, and I want a large portion of that payback to come from Hana herself, but a good solid lobster-slappin’ is a hell of a start. Miss Perfect may be whackadoodle, but she was absolutely correct in breaking down Jung-seok, saying that he’s just a teacher with an overblown ego. Jung-seok needs to be taken down a peg or ten, and realize that he’s no better than anyone else just because he has nice clothes and a big fancy house.

I can’t wait for Hana to flat-out reject Jung-seok based on his own claim that she’s not good enough for him, and for him to have to prove that he’s not the fancypants rockstar he thinks he is. And the worst part for Jung-seok is that Hana won’t be avoiding him out of pique or revenge, but because she’s truly internalized his statements that she’s not good enough for him. He’s going to have to work pretty hard to reverse the effects of his own hurtful words. Rather than Hana not deserving him, it’s the other way around, and he needs to do some serious humble groveling to prove to her that he can be a better man.

Ki-bum really needs to get his act together — I thought he’d already resigned himself to study harder when he realized his family thought of him as an embarrassment, but he seems to have backslid into his old ways. Instead of playing all day and obsessing about Chae-yeon, he needs to be buckling down and working to secure his future. If he really does like Chae-yeon, she’ll be more impressed by seeing him working hard than anything else he does. I almost felt bad for him, the way his friends see him as an impediment to their studying, but then I realized — they’re right. He’s the one who always wants to hang out and do anything but study, and if he doesn’t get himself straight soon, he’s going to be left behind for real as they all graduate and he’s still in Noryangjin, making terrible grades.

I felt so bad for Jin-woong in this episode, not even able to go to his mother’s side when she was dying because he had to teach. It said so much about him when he told Hana that he had to maintain his cheerful demeanor because it’s the only thing keeps students in his class, and thus keeps him from losing his job. He’s not happy and cheerful because he wants to be, but because he has to be. It just breaks my heart for him. But I think he has an unexpected friend in Director Kim, who truly seems to care about Jin-woong, and I was glad that Jin-woong was able to let himself cry after the funeral when Kim decided to stay with him. Now if we can just get Jin-woong and Jin-yi together, I’ll be content.

On the other hand, I’m glad that Hana got a wake-up call as to what’s important in life. Whether or not a man likes you is insignificant in the grand scheme of things — what’s really matters is making sure that those you love know how you feel about them. Jin-woong didn’t get a last chance to tell his mother how he felt and to say he loved her, but Hana does have that chance, and I’m happy for her that she got this opportunity to readjust her priorities. She needs to work on herself before she worries about a man. And right now, Jung-seok doesn’t deserve one second of Hana’s regard, and spending so much time and energy weeping and worrying over him isn’t doing her any good. It’s a great first step for Hana, and now I want to see her go even further and focus on her career, becoming a better teacher and person. Jung-seok can flail in his misery for a while, as far as I’m concerned.

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this ep was such a rollercoaster. i laughed and cried and laughed some more.

the fact that he felt sorry about his mother dying alone and feeling even more sorry that he didn't feel like a talented son made my heart hurt. and then when ha na went to call her own mother and apologize to her. it's a scene like that makes you realize sometimes life really is fragile.

i'm proud of ha na as well i was waiting for the moment where she finally realized it's okay if he doesn't like her and really pull herself out of the sadness from it (idk if i'm explaining myself correctly..) but i'm so excited to see how it'll go

also i really do hope ki bum gets his act together, i love the friendship and i love how they are all with one another. and it's shown that there's more to him. but i think sometimes he's still the son that was given everything and being called an embarrassment it's still hard for him to believe in himself. make your grandma proud, ki bum.

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So many great friendships in this episode! I have a ton of respect for the writer, how the funeral brought out the most compassionate sides out of most of our characters (even Director Kim!) was amazing to watch, and I really loved how Hana and Jin-woong were able to have that meaningful conversation outside the funeral hall. More often than not, protagonists don't have those conversations with characters who aren't a possible pairing, and I think it's really cool how that moment was written.

The lobster fight was absolutely spectacular, and hopefully it's just the start of some sweet, sweet comeuppance for our absurdly narcissistic lead...

This show has really become a favorite of mine... waiting a week is going to be rough!

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This show is really quite good. I watched the first couple episodes with half interest, thinking from the beginning I would drop it. However, with each episode I grow more attached to the characters. I'm feeling all the feels. Keep it up show.
JS, you have a loooonnnggg way to go, and I'm looking forward to all the groveling. More lobster in the face please.

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Words can not express how perfect this episode for me. DS deserves its current ratings and more!

My heart was aching with Prof Min, Jeongsuk got his well deserved lesson for being so mighty high and arrogant, Hana seems to set up his own priority, Jin Yi was so lovely as a friend, I also started to like the director a bit more. ahhhhh my feelsss

The trio though, always giving me laughters. Finally, things are out in the open that Gongmyung likes Hana and Kibum is head over heels for Chaeyeon. I really do hope Kibum gets his act together soon too. I finally understand what his character was, he really is a spoiled child, who needs more life lessons. I think Jokwon appearance will develop him more...

Ahhhh I love love this drama..

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If you need to watch one k-drama with rom-com genre on Monday-Tuesday slots, just watch this drama.

IT'S AWESOME!
DAEBAK!

and Prof.Jin you are the worst k-drama lead I've ever seen in my whole life!

But the problem is I ship HaNa & Prof.Jin :)

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He is the worst yet we still like him :)
I'm really amazed how the writer introduces us imperfect characters we will grow to love.

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Oh noo! me tooo..i love them together though i hate Prof.jin behaviour!! Hoping for a new and much better Prof Jin in coming episode ^^"

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The dancing/drinking/singing Montage was EVERYTHING. Loved it.

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Cherry and Banana.... I love these two ladies. You rock, girls ^^ who needs boyfriend if you have your BFF!

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I totally agree Anna!!

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Do you know what songs they sang during the montage? I know I've heard it but I can't pinpoint exactly which song it is and it is making me go crazy!

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Yes!!!! I need to know what title is it. Please tell. Thanks!!!!

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Late reply but it's called Sade Fate by Park Hye Su. It was an ost in Lucky Romance as well.

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Thid drama, monlight drawn by clouds and, Scarlet heart...

I always go for this one first (and it's RAW!). Probably because it's lighter and so daily basis (nobody would kill somebody, or nobody would betray somebody).. but i think because this drama is so enchanting on its own way. I always curious about what's going to happen next.

Next week will be interesting.

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I keep this for the last so as to cleanse and wash away all the angst, sorrow, politics and betrayals of Moonlight and Scarlet Lovers...

I keep this for the end of the day so as to just watch it and slowly unwind...watching the characters fight their ways through life only to relax, contemplate and brood over their lives with a chilled beer.

That's what this show represent for me...Drinking Solo.

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That's a nice sentiment -- something to relax. But actually I do watch drinking solo first because it's so light. I have to steel myself to watch moon lovers because I know one misstep and my favorite character is going to get written out. In modern dramas you rarely die, you just move away, unless that truck o' doom decides to take you with it.

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I think this ensemble of characters is starting to rival that of the first Let's Eat, especially in terms of the supporting characters.

Jin-woong broke my heart this episode. I loved the bonding between him and all the characters. He may have felt regretful about this experience, but he went to see her every day. There's no better son than that. And his sacrifice allowed for both Director Kim and Hana to get some perspective and step up. For some reason, I'm shipping Jin-woong and Jin-yi like crazy. Not really sure why and when that happened, but I do.

I also ship Chae-yeon with both Gong-myung and Ki-bum more than I ship the leads right now, but not if it means ruining the friendships. I'd actually be fine if everything remained unrequited. Growing pains and all.

Park Ha-sun is a great dancer, lol. Loved her and Jin-yi this episode.

I'm looking forward to the long overdue dynamic shift between the leads that I'm sensing will take place next week.

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This show has been so deftly written; I love how we're getting everyone's backstory revealed so naturally. As a recovering Liberal Arts major who graduated in the 1980's recession era, only to return to school a few years later for a degree that was marketable, I especially loved Chae-yeon's reasoning for her diligence. The girl's had her wake up call already, while the boys are just getting theirs now. We thought Ki-bum had his, but it didn't stick, so the next one will be entertaining, no doubt; for us, anyway.

The student trio usually makes me laugh harder than anyone else in this show, but today Jin-yi and Hana gave them a run for their money. I watched their dancing and drinking and dancing antics while I was riding the bus and it was soooo hard to not burst out whooping with laughter. Comedy gold. THanks, PDnim.

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I'm still bitter that the hospital informed the death via text. It's an information that needs to be told in person. Prof Min has been a good son deserved a better approach even if he had been ignoring the calls.

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I agree with you. I wasn't happy about how the whole scenario was handled.

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I think he switched off his phone so they had to text him

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Yes, I think so.

I believe that generally when a hospital or nursing home calls someone and says the patient is doing poorly and they should rush over .... actually it means they've died and they just don't want to tell you that before you have to drive over. My mom had cancer and she was in a nursing home for hospice only about 5 min away from where I worked and she had already died when I got there.

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That makes sense -- I remember planning to see my Aunt in the hospital and I was late as well and she had already passed. I mean I wasn't late -- my plans had me there on time she just decided to go early.

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Is the text even necessary? He has been diligently visit his mother everyday and he has been nice to the staffs.. no matter how I try to see it, it just seem lack of empathy from the staff.

If I were to direct the scene, I would have him found out at the hospital told by the nurse. That's it.

I would prefer him getting to be by her side during her last moment because he was hoping his mother would wait.

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I just love this show. Even with the other two big Mon-Tue shows on right now, this is the one I go to first. I love how relatable all the characters are especially Hana. It was so her to reach out to Jinwoong and talk to him and reflect on his mother's death and snap back and remember what is really important in life. Then her phone call with her mom, so many tears...
Also, as everyone else has said - girls night with Jinyi was everything. Best old school dance moves compete with accessory/hair changes!!!
I ship Chaeyeon with Gongmyung so bad, but I don't really see how that's going to happen...

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DS becomes my favorite drama for this time being. It makes me cry n lough at late night.Prof Jin is truly jin sang in the both ep but I am totally ready to forgive him in the next ep. ?? And I cant wait to see how Hana reacts when she knows GM and Prof Jin are actually siblings

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This was such a great episode!

Thank you @LollyPip for a great recap. You are so right about this - "But there are worse things than unrequited love, and a friend’s devastating day gives Hana some perspective on what’s truly important in life." I want Hana to start anew by first loving herself and knowing her own worth. It's going to be darn difficult but she will never be happy unless she gets that right. I don't want her to get the sense of worth just because Jung Seok likes her. In his current state, she should see that he is the one who isn't worthy of her. He's got a long way to go before proving himself worthy enough.

There were as many gut wrenching moments in this ep as there were hilarious ones. When Director Kim let on that his sis-in-law has one major flaw, I knew something great was about to happen. The lobster scene was side splitting and I'm so glad Miss Perfect took down some of Jung Seok's pegs besides raining him with seafood blows.

Jin Woong ah Jin Woong...I bawled when he finally broke down. I never knew Min Jin Woong could be so good! I have always enjoyed his sense of comedy since Yong Pal but that crying scene was gold. Such restrain at first and then overcome by emotions.

This writer is really good and I love the dialogues here. The characters feel real and it's been a long time since I watched a drama where I can relate to so many characters and feel vested in them.

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Thoughts about Episode 10
* I like that it started with Hana eating ramyeon and drinking solo. Who's not tired and bored watching Hae Seok drinking solo on every start of episode?
* Master-student relationship of Gong Myung and Chae Yeon is cute. I'm pretty impressed on their study habit. I might copy those but I need a Master like Chae Yeon and her determination :)
* Ki Bum made me realize that not all people who hate us, really hate us. Maybe some love us? LOL But seriously he's cute when he's jealous.
* I would like thank PDNim for giving us a 90'S vibe in this episode. Reply 1988 OST was sung on this ep! feeling so nostalgic :)
* Park Ha Sun is a good dancer and Jin Yi also. I love it everytime Ha Na is dancing especially when she's dancng with Kpop songs.
* Best advice girls can relate in this episode: "Do not cry over a man."
* BFF moment of our girls is gold!
* Now about or asshole male lead, who deserves all bad luck in life because of his attitude ... This episode I'm happy that he get a lobster spank! I feel like I we got a revenge from the way he treats Ha Na! serves him right!
But Jin Jung Seok has finally realized that he like Ha Na. He grows to love our LOW QUALITY Ha Na :)

I can't wait ..
...For Jung Seok to suffer in like Ha Na. I want his pride to suffer the most and also I want him to experience what Ha Na experience being rejected by him. Even her Joint class suffers..
... For the truth to comeout that Gong Myung and Jin Sang are brothers. I think we can have that on the next episode.
... and please PDnim, more funny and relatable scenes please :) I really can't wait for more episode but too bad we only have 6 episodes left :( fighting Drinking Solo fans!

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If you love watching Ha na dance, She does a T-ara song a lot in high kick 3 -- she really gets into roly poly, LOL.

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I loved her love story in high kick 3 so much, that's why I decided to watch Drinking solo - for her. And she really reminds me high kick character. And yep her roly poly dance was so fine hehe

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Drinking Solo is just so good. I love that the relationships between everybody are getting attention and being developed from the writer, and not just out main OTP's.

Jin-woong's arc stood out the most today, and man I cried alongside him for his loss. It served as a catalyst for so many things, from Director Kim's willingness to now extend a hand of help and comfort, to Hana realising that life is beyond just moping for one guy. So while I'm sad about the loss of his mother, I'm glad that he could be the one to put into effect these changes. Jin-woong has always been that doozy guy, but now that we know how hard he's been trying, it really puts into perspective what sort of life he's been living. Despite him being a bit inconsiderate to Hana in the beginning, I think that it just shows how human and realistic these characters are. We can't be perfect and neither can they, which is why I guess they're so well written.

Jung-seok: HA COMEUPPANCE! Lol I laughed so hard when he was lobster-slapped. He really did deserve it, getting insulted from someone else with the same specs as him. So glad Director Kim's crazy sister-in-law brought him down ten pegs or so, and hopefully now he realises how hurt Hana must have felt when he was strutting about and talking down to her. Though I must say that he cottons on to his feelings pretty quick when he decides to, so let the grovelling begin!

The trio are still super cute. Ki-bum's love of Chae-yeon is also adorable, but yeah I agree that he needs to really start bucking up in the work department. Chae-yeon is so motivated, and I get why she is this way--I graduated with a liberal arts degree myself, and it is super hard to find a job. But given her tenacity we all know she'll succeed, right?

Hana and Jin-yi were AWWW this episode as well! Jin-yi can be a fair-weather friend sometimes but I think she's demonstrated strong loyalty the last few episodes. Again it's realistic, because sometimes people do have a jealous streak when they feel a little threatened, but they still are good friends nonetheless. I loved the dancing montage--good old H.O.T and Sechskies!! That Road Fighter dance, so on point. But most of all I love that the two friends are there for each other at their lowest points--friendship is oft overlooked in favour of romance in dramas, and I'm glad that Drinking Solo eschews that.

So yeah let the Jung-seok grovelling begin!!!

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It pains me to see so much discrimination against a liberal arts degree so I totally get where Chae yeon is coming from. When I went to uni in Africa, it was one of the programs parents actively discouraged their children from studying because they claimed it would be difficult to find a job with it, and we were more or less "pushed" to more professional /technical courses. Looking back, almost 20 years later, I see how wrong that was. The liberal arts degree has a lot to offer and equips the holder with the same entry level qualifications as some other degrees. Doesn't on the job training count for anything?

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I totally agree. Plus I feel that a liberal arts education encourages both critical thinking and creativity, which are actually quite useful in the workplace. If everyone just follows a set theorem for work, then how does progress happen? And if a liberal arts major is lacking in experience, they can gain it by just, y'know, working. I don't get the discrimination against liberal arts majors as incapable or plain lazy, and it does discourage me everytime I tell someone I'm an English Literature graduate and they look at me with this "oh you pitiful thing" expression.

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I took my Liberal Arts BA (Creative Writing) major from Vassar and turned it into a National Best Seller 30+ years later. It's NEVER too late to make full use of a liberal arts degree!

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Good on you and congratulations on that bestseller!! I can't begin to imagine how much work you must have put into it :)

See, you're a living example of how liberal arts majors can work out, and in a big way too. Not everyone in the world has to be a high-flying banker or lawyer or doctor. Earth needs writers too, or else how would we be here on DB right now, reading about awesome dramas and the equally awesome recaps?

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Love the dance, it's cute that they even wore matching t-shirts, Ha-na is cherry & Jin-yi is banana :D
When Jung-seok told Ha-na to apologise, totally wanted to hit him. Was dreading a forced kiss scene, so relieved it's a cuddly hug instead. Still hoping Jung-seok will suffer a hell lot more than lobster spanks, but uh, kinda melted coz of the hug...

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Ki bum might be even more tsundere than Jung seok (and also less of an unlikeable asshole in general). While I don't swoon over Jung Seok, there are aspects of his personality that are so farcical that it is hilarious so I find myself able to enjoy him (but only because he's a fictional character). Props to the writing and acting for making a character that would be very very unlikeable in real life into enjoyable watching.

That said, I also appreciate Jin Yi now? I was kinda I like her one episode but don't like her the next...but I genuinely like her now. I get the feeling that she KNOWS she can be a bit of a fair weather friend and hence her efforts to be a better friend to Hana, even if it always doesn't work out (and even tho I kinda got the feeling that she was fond of Hana because she's kinda meek but I think now it can be seen as an appreciation of a friend's qualities kinda?)

I need a 20 min morning daily drama of the three noryangjin babos

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The guy acting ki bum is so funny lol.He and the friend trio are the reason that I mainly watch the show..it's hilarious how honestly cruel they are to each other just like our buddies in real life :S.

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So many highlights for this episode, it totally deserves the 5+% ratings.
Jin Woong's arc stood out this episode, and actor Jin Woong impressed with his subtle acting that is so befitting of his stoic drama character. Strip away Prof Min's drama impersonations, he is just this really sweet guy trying to make his life work out and make his mom proud, and it feels so real because aren't most of us just like him?

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At first I didn't have so much interest with this show, but yesterday I watched this episode after left it on epi 2. And the show really got better!

The Hana-Jin Yi dancing moment~ LOL. They are good dancers though. I probably need to marathon previous episodes, opr if I dont have time, will just pick up the show from this episode onward.

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Hana should know better. A drunken confession is not a sincere confession. If she lets Jung Seok off the hook because she's crazy over him, then I know she's gone mental and they both deserve each other. (Sarcastically speaking)

I really really really really want Hana to have a little backbone. I'm beginning to hate her self-pity and self-doubt. Someone should boost her confidence, soon!

Too much time drinking solo is not healthy.

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So nobody's gonna talk about the Burger King PPL? ?
But admittedly it wasn't as in your face as the usual Subway ones.

Oh how I loved the lobster spank. Didn't know who the actress was (she reminds me a little bit of Shin Minah) but what a great cameo, now I'm tempted to watch "1% of anything". lol

I'm in high hopes that Jung-seok will suffer for at least an episode or two and sincerely apologize to Ha-na for being such an ass.
And I can't believe I've come to love Jin-yi these recent episodes, she's really come around to be a true friend to Ha-na and I hope she'll find her true love soon (in Jin-woong hehe).

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I have to admit that the Burger King PPL made me crave a little for a Whopper afterwards haha. Subtle PPL for the win!

And I've started to warm up to Jin-yi too! After all her tantrums in the first few episodes, she's really proven her mettle as a BFF in this episode and the last. I really love how she has Hana's back for real now--best BFF-ery in the making ever. And yes if she ends up with Jin-woong that would be soooo cute.

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Ki Bum is a riot! I don't know why I love him so! Swinging so hard and joyfully when he realized there was no threat to his crush. Lol.

I love the three friends' scenes so much. They are so realistic and their performances are so real, they keep me coming back for more. I read that the actor that plays Ki Bum is an idol, Key, and this is his first project. Color me impressed, he's a natural. I also love Gong Myung who has matured a lot in this project, and Dong Young, though not traditionally handsome, is such a solid actor.

Director Kim and Jin Woong as best buddies. Awwwww melts my heart. I knew that Director Kim liked him a lot when he asked him over the weekend to go hiking and drinking.

Jin Yi and Ha Na crying in each other's arms and rocking the dance floor, double Awww so sweet!

I think that, what this drama emphasizes, more than anything else, is friendships and the non romantic relationships between its characters. They can hang the romance. I don't care if Ha Na never gets together with oily, self centered Jin Sang. As people, they each have a lot to work to do on themselves, before they can date other people.

I would like Ha Na to work on her self esteem, gain more confidence and value herself more. Otherwise she's setting herself up for abuse in any relationship. And Jin Sang needs a healthy dose of humility, to get over his superiority complex, and have more regard for people in general (he treats everyone as crap), before he can date anyone.

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Yes, Ki Bum is a delight to watch. I laughed so hard when the camera panned to him swinging high with the widest grin on his face.

The comedy works because the directing is good and the actors are all awesome in their comedic timing.

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I'm really interested to see what exactly it's going to take to really make Jung Seok learn humility. Cause as awesome as the lobster whipping was, it's pretty clear he still thinks very highly of himself.

In fact, I would not be surprised if he initially approaches Ha Na with the attitude of, "Of course I'm too good
for you. So aren't you lucky I like you enough that I'm deigning to date you?" (As others have said, very Pride and Prejudice.)

Also, while I do want JS to have to work extremely hard to undo all the damage he's caused to HN's self esteem, I don't want HN to realize her self worth simply because he tells her she's good enough. I want her to realize it on her own.

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I noticed that Jin Yi and even Jin Woong have nice apartments. It must pay quite well to teach. Only poor Ha Na is stuck in the basement unit. Possibly because she's just started and also she's been supporting her family.

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Jin-yi's apartment is really nice and big. Love the top-to-bottom windows! Plus it seems like she lives in an apartment instead of a villa, so her job has to be quite well-paying. Poor Hana, I hope she gets to move out soon, when she finally marshals the strength within herself to live the life that she deserves.

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I relate so hard to what Min Woong went through here and I'm really glad this kind of thing gets shown on TV. It's pretty weird that society expects people to push on with their daily lives while their family members aren't ok and the hospital expects that people can be there to do anything at any time. In the past there was generally a wife in each home free to take care of things at the hospital during the day, but that's not the case anymore and Min Woong's story is basically what happens to everyone. It sucks and talking about this kind of stuff through dramas like this is a good step, I think.

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This deserve as one of the best human drama after sometimes. The kind that slaps some reality to dramawatchers who look for escapade in fiction.

Slap one;
Aigooo... apparently ladies look super ugly when drinking, crying and singing. So if we ever think to score a hot guy in a bar with that look, we must be very drunk. But avid drinkers know how satisfying a drunk night with a friend can be, crying our heart out. Losing all amenities, judging and being judged. Waking up the next morning hangover and resolute.

Slap two;
Professor Min's incapability to send his passing mother away because of work... This is REALITY. We live in this unforgiving world when we have to decide, to survive. It hurttttsss so bad when he said that if it would happen again he might still choose to work. So he must have been living knowing that his mother can pass away anytime without him by her side.... just like walking on the side of the cliff....

Ouch, ouch.

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I loovvee Drinking Solo. It's the reason why I look forward to Mondays and Tuesdays.

Episode 10 is nothing short of my expectations. Enjoying all the character developments and progress thus far! And I really couldn't help myself from softening at the sight of Director Kim, his hyung-like behaviour towards Prof. Min is really sweet.

Our Hana has suffered quite a bit in this episode, but it was refreshing to see her and Jinyi dancing and crying and dancing and crying away. The directing is so good and witty!

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A great episode on many fronts. I really want to give Jin-yoong a bear hug.

Thanks for pointing out the date was played by Jeon So-min from his other show! I just watched the first episode of that and she seemed familiar and now I know why! (Importantly 1% of Anything answers a question that has been nagging me since Gong-myung showed off in front of a mirror, and that's how does Ha Suk-Jin look when he's not wearing a suit - or shirt - and the answer is damn good. Yes, shower scene within the first 5 min of ep 1.)

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What a fantastic episode! The juxtaposition of tragedy and comedy really reflects the reality of life I think. We all face tragedy at some point in our lives but there's always something to smile or laugh about. I felt for prof Min so much and I thought the acting as superb. I was pleasantly surprised at director Kim''s empathy and compassion but on hindsight thought that he is such a realistically flawed character with good and bad moments.

Kudos to the drama team for a great job! Looking forward to next week. :)

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This episode was great! It made me laugh and cry. Loved Cherry (Hana) and Banana (Jinyi)'s girls' bonding at a 90s night club singing/dancing/drinking montage to mend their broken hearts and "not cry over men." Didn't expect that scene to be long, lol. :-D Ahaha, Jung-Seok got smacked with lobsters in the head and got splashed of water on his face by his "Miss Perfect" blind date (wow, thanks LollyPip for mentioning that she was HSJ's "1% of Anything" co-star! I thought she looked familiar, but had never seen her before...then, you mention this new remake drama and I just saw the first 2 episodes of it! She was pretty good on it, but couldn't help thinking about this funny scene here. Great idea to have her cameo in this drama...it's a little nod to her HSJ's new drama)! Serves him right. LOL! Aww, I felt so sad for Professor Min losing his mother and wasn't there when she passed away. Poor guy! :-( Would love for her and Jinyi to get together too. Glad he and Hana had that little talk after the funeral. LOL at drunk Jung-Seok and him hugging Hana and telling her he likes her. Can't wait to see next week's episodes!

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I meant *he (not her) as in Professor Min and Jinyi to get together. :-D

Also, speaking of "1% of Anything," it would be awesome if Park Ha Sun would make a cameo in that drama as well as the original main leads from the original 2003 drama of the same name.

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"Hoo-boy, if ever anyone ever needed a lobster upside the head, it’s Jung-seok. It’s not nearly enough payback for the way he’s been treating Hana, and I want a large portion of that payback to come from Hana herself, but a good solid lobster-slappin’ is a hell of a start. Miss Perfect may be whackadoodle, but she was absolutely correct in breaking down Jung-seok, saying that he’s just a teacher with an overblown ego. Jung-seok needs to be taken down a peg or ten, and realize that he’s no better than anyone else just because he has nice clothes and a big fancy house. "

What, are you 12? Taken down a peg doesn't mean there needs to be violence. That's a ridiculous notion and it's disgusting to see it encouraged here. Is it so inconceivable to expect grown-ups to deal with problems the grown-up way? If a woman hitting a man in her anger can be played for laughs, I wonder how it'll go if the same man did the same.

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Can someone please tell me name of the first love
song they are singing in club?

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ses - i'm your girl

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This drama is totally worth my dark circles!

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What are the songs the girls sing along to at the bar? They sound like old popular ballads.

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