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Jealousy Incarnate: Episode 15

Brace yourselves for some emotional purging and whiplash. There is so much dysfunction between our two boys (read: children) that Na-ri — the one who provoked this intense rivalry with her romantic indecision in the first place — seems to be the only voice of reason within this love triangle. This is why you don’t play with the flames of two intensely burning hearts of jealousy.

 
EPISODE 15 RECAP

As it continues to rain outside, Hwa-shin pulls away from Na-ri and asks, “Are you crazy?” She acknowledges it and responds, “For now at least.” They go in for another kiss, and we watch a montage of their relationship progression, alternating from Na-ri’s crushing to Hwa-shin’s crushing.

Their looong smooching session is interrupted by Nurse Oh, who knocks on the locker room door and calls out for “Pyo Na-ri” (still the pseudo-name for Hwa-shin). They pull apart and hold their breath, unsure of how to respond, but luckily Nurse Oh just walks by when met with silence.

Hwa-shin tells Na-ri to wait for him outside as he changes, and he cups her face in his hands to assure her that he’ll be right out. Once she heads outside, Hwa-shin can barely get his shirt off because of the adrenaline rush and leans back on the lockers. He calls out to make sure she’s still outside waiting for him, and she responds.

He smiles to himself and calls out to her again, this time calling out her name in banmal, “Na-ri ya.” She hears it but remains silent, so Hwa-shin rushes to the door. Just before he opens it, she responds, “That’s the first time you’ve called me that.”

Hwa-shin lets out a breath of relief at the sound of her voice and proposes that they eat dinner together, which is also a first for them. He assures Na-ri that she passed her audition because of skill, so she doesn’t need to feel bad or undeserving of the result. He suggests that they go eat chicken and beer, like everyone else does, and he tells her to wait a moment as he changes.

As he changes, he continues to make sure that Na-ri is waiting for him and tells her to stay in his sight. He calls out to her, and he’s met with no response. This time, Na-ri is gone. He closes his eyes in realization and re-buttons his shirt to run out to look for Na-ri.

He first barges into Doctor Geum’s office, and she asks, “Does your [heart] hurt? Does your [heart] feel like it’s going to explode?” It’s a play on words with chest and heart, and this time it’s not his chest, but his heart.

He runs through the lobby and outside the hospital, but Na-ri is nowhere in sight. Doctor Geum and Nurse Oh chase him and grab his arms to force him into his treatment, but Hwa-shin refuses to comply and pulls them with him as he pulls away. Na-ri rides away in the bus, sitting with conflicted guilt and emotions.

Jung-won orders Secretary Cha to prepare Hwa-shin’s outfit for the announcer audition, but he’s updated about Hwa-shin’s suspension for turning the Busan-bound helicopter around the day of Na-ri’s camera test. He puts the pieces together, with Na-ri arriving on time despite the traffic and her claiming that she “flew” there.

Na-ri arrives at Jung-won’s store and thinks about her kisses with both men. She questions whether she’s human or a beast and quickly hides around the corner when Jung-won walks out of the building. Hwa-shin arrives at the store and watches Na-ri from afar.

Hwa-shin begins to walk toward Na-ri but stops when he receives a call from Jung-won, who remains silent. Hwa-shin says that he has something to tell Jung-won, and he watches Na-ri walk toward Jung-won in his car. She knocks on his car window, and as soon as Jung-won rolls down the window, he confesses, “I love you, Pyo Na-ri,” with Hwa-shin still on the line. She reciprocates and says, “Me, too.” Hwa-shin hangs up and walks back to his car, with Na-ri’s voice ringing in his mind.

Jung-won brings Na-ri a warm drink to the car, and Na-ri prefaces her words with an apology. Then she breaks it to him: “I’m sorry. Let’s not date anymore. Let’s break up.” Jung-won asks what happened to the person who just said she loved him, and she says that she still does but also likes another man. He asks who the other person is and tries to distract himself by offering to drive her home.

Na-ri admits that she has two hearts. “How can I have two hearts? How can I meet you when I have two hearts? I love both –” Jung-won interrupts her with a long car honk and suggests that they have dinner. She apologizes again and says that she has to leave. “If I go further, I’ll become a bad person. Actually, I’m already bad. I can’t like both of you. You won’t understand me — I can’t even understand or forgive myself.” She tells Jung-won to curse at her and throw her away because she’s undeserving of his love. She apologizes profusely and leaves.

Hwa-shin speeds through the streets and stops his car to answer a call from Jung-won, who demands to see him immediately. Hwa-shin refuses to follow Jung-won’s request, and they both taunt each other with implicit rivalry and tension. Before Hwa-shin can meet with Jung-won, he says that he needs to confirm something first.

Na-ri rides home alone on the bus and cries with the heavy guilt in her two hearts. When she arrives at her stop, she’s angrily approached by Hwa-shin. He asks why she kissed him and if she loves him. He gets in her face and asks again, “Do you love me?” Na-ri looks at him but remains silent. He assumes that she kissed him without loving him, but Na-ri corrects him that she kissed him because she loves him. She confesses that she loves him, with her voice breaking at the end.

Infuriated, Hwa-shin angrily pulls at the bars on the sidewalk and yells, “Are you insane? Answer me, are you insane?!” He approaches her and asks again if she really loves him. She asks him the same question and he responds that he does love her — that’s why he’s jumping around like crazy. He asks if she loves Jung-won too, and though she can’t muster up the courage to admit it, her silence answers the question.

Hwa-shin starts to ramble about how Na-ri must not know how to receive love after only crushing on people, so now she’s kissing one man and confessing her love to another within the same day. He can’t understand how this makes sense, and Na-ri knows this. So she says the same thing she said to Jung-won, “Let’s break up. Let’s not meet anymore.”

Hwa-shin tells her that they never did anything together, so how are they supposed to break up? They never dated, they never even started, but he was just about to start with her. Na-ri responds that they shouldn’t even start and apologizes.

Hwa-shin asks if she really loves both men and tries to clarify if Na-ri just pitying Hwa-shin because he can’t audition for the announcer position anymore. Na-ri knows it’s not pity and admits that Hwa-shin was so lovable all day that she wanted to kiss him. But as soon as she left the locker room, she was overwhelmed with guilt at the thought of Jung-won.

Hwa-shin gives his take on the situation: Na-ri decided to come back to Hwa-shin after a brief moment of attraction to Jung-won. He interpreted her kiss as a sure change of heart to return to Hwa-shin. Na-ri knows that’s the right way to do things, but she kissed him before she had that change of heart because she couldn’t resist, so now she’s stuck with equivocal feelings for both men.

Trying to get some clarity on her feelings, Hwa-shin urges her to reveal who she likes more. It can’t be 50/50 right? Na-ri can’t say, and Hwa-shin erupts with anger. But Na-ri says that it doesn’t matter because they’re breaking up anyway. She’ll feel shameless if she continues to see him, so she’s going to reject his call, move, and just focus on her job as an announcer.

Na-ri starts to walk away, but Hwa-shin grabs her to ask if she’s confused because the ratio is 51/49 (oh my god, really?!). He’s convinced that she likes one person more, but she doesn’t answer. He says that he won’t go home or to radiation if she doesn’t respond, but she won’t answer because that’s not the issue. She explains the problem here: She was dating one man, but another man entered her heart, so essentially, she’s cheating. On top of that, they’re friends.

She tries to leave again, but Hwa-shin continues to insist. He tries to justify the case for him being more liked, since she just met Jung-won anyway. She says that she’s going to break up with Jung-won, but she reminds Hwa-shin that she’s also breaking up with him. Despite Hwa-shin’s persistence, Na-ri tells him that she’ll keep her feelings to herself and to the grave. And with that, she apologizes and leaves.

Chef enters Pal-gang’s house looking for the moms, who are in their room wondering how to reject him. They try to bribe the other to reject him for the both of them and try to brainstorm acceptable explanations for their rejection because “lack of physical affection” can’t be their sole reason. They continue to encourage the other to execute the rejection as they walk out of their room and stop in their tracks when the notice Chef at the doorway.

He’s come to drop off the extra rent payment that they both individually submitted and says that he heard everything in their conversation. He apologizes for burdening them with this decision and walks out the door, leaving the two guilty women to pity him.

As he leaves for tutoring, Chi-yeol catches Na-ri chugging a bottle of soju and takes it away from her. Mortified, Na-ri wishes their rooftop house was on a higher building so that she could jump off and not wake up the next morning. Chi-yeol tries to convince her that she’s the best as she is, but she plants her head into her bed and claims that she’s the worst.

Na-ri packs her suitcase and decides to leave until she can give up her feelings. At her stepmom’s convenience store, she tells Beom that this is all his fault. She asks her stepmom to take care of Chi-yeol while she’s gone and walks away in her escape.

Hwa-shin and Jung-won drive in rage and stop each other at an intersection. Jung-won demands to know the other man that Na-ri loves, though he already knows who it is. He punches Hwa-shin, who admits his love for Na-ri. He vows to return her feelings to how they were four years ago, but Jung-won won’t let that happen. For the first time, Jung-won wants to beat Hwa-shin because he’s never wanted something so badly. He says that he won’t give up on Hwa-shin or Na-ri — he’s going to continue to give them what he wants to.

Hwa-shin questions what Jung-won has given him and realizes that his clothes have all been gifts from him. He throws down his jacket and strips off his shirt, calling himself crazy for accepting Jung-won’s clothes like a beggar. Hwa-shin accuses Jung-won of showing off how much more he can give to Na-ri, so Jung-won goes all the way and points to Hwa-shin’s pants.

Hwa-shin isn’t going halfway with this fight either, so he takes off his pants, turning this fight into comedy gold. He promises to return all the clothes that Jung-won ever gave him and decides to end his relationship with Jung-won right here. He calls Jung-won dirty and shameful for giving something and taking it back, and Jung-won spits that comment right back at him about Na-ri.

As Na-ri walks down the street in her flight, she spots the two men. She approaches them and tries to dress an unwilling Hwa-shin, who’s only covered by his boxers at this point. He notices her suitcase, and she explains that she’s fleeing and taking refuge from this war between the two guys.

She takes off her trench coat to cover Hwa-shin and scolds the two boys. When Hwa-shin tries to return the coat to her, she says that she’d rather die of the cold and yells at him to listen to her. Then, she turns to Jung-won and demands him to just break up with her when she asks. She tries to leave with her suitcase, but the boys pull her back.

Na-ri reminds the boys that she’s the coward running away because she caused their uncharacteristic behavior. Why don’t they just encourage each other and insult her, since they both got dumped by the same woman on the same day? She proposes that they discuss their heartbreak together elsewhere, but both Hwa-shin and Jung-won refuse to accept their heartbreak.

Faced with no other option, Na-ri drops to her knees and addresses her apology to both men at once. “I was wrong. I loved you both, but I will no longer love either of you. Please don’t fight. I just need to leave, and it’ll be the end. This is where our fate ends.” She tells both of them to find other women, someone trustworthy who isn’t a weathercaster, doesn’t live in a rooftop house, and with each description that isn’t her, the two boys yell at her to stop talking. Finally, the neighbors get tired of eavesdropping and yell at them to take their fight elsewhere.

The two boys eventually escort Na-ri back home, and she claims that she won’t date anyone from now on — she’ll die old and single. She won’t meet anyone better than them two and doesn’t deserve to love again. She scoffs at her double-timing heart and apologizes again before heading inside.

In the following days, Secretary Cha finds a drunken Jung-won in his office taking swigs from a wine bottle. Madam Kim watches him with disapproval as he stumbles out of the store, and she waits for Na-ri at her rooftop house to slap her. They exchange no words, but Na-ri just accepts the punishment.

Jung-won and Hwa-shin both drunk-call her, both saying that they feared losing her to the other and confessing their love to her. They claim that they’re better than the other, cry that they’re lonely, insist that they miss her, and repeatedly confess their love. Or in Jung-won’s case, repeatedly kiss the phone. Frankly, it’s pretty pathetic.

As Na-ri heads out to work early in the morning, Hwa-shin waits for her at the stairs. He forcibly kisses her, and does it again even after Na-ri pulls away the first time. That earns him a slap (and more), and Na-ri walks away without a second glance.

One month later. Na-ri has taken on her new role as the anchor of the morning news, and Sung-sook anchors the evening news with her long-time frenemy colleague UHM KI-RYEO. Oh, he’s the trench coat elevator guy who hid Sung-sook from Chef! He playfully flirts with her, but she’s more annoyed than anything. They quickly switch spots before the broadcast, as per PD Oh’s orders, and begin the news.

Hwa-shin reads the newspaper while his mother watches the evening news, but only to scrutinize the anchors. She asks Hwa-shin if she really was a bad mother-in-law to Sung-sook, and Hwa-shin passively answers yes. Mom nags him with a series of questions (Do you want to go on a blind date? When do you go back to work? Why don’t you hang out with Jung-won? Do you not have any other friends?), and Hwa-shin responds with the same passive yes. Ha.

After every broadcast, Na-ri receives constructive feedback from Ja-young, who also reminds Na-ri that she wasn’t a popular choice during the anchor auditions. Since she’s still a contract employee, she still needs to treat this position like a test. But Ja-young looks hopeful when she tells Na-ri that she’ll get the blue lanyard when she earns it.

While Hwa-shin silently watches Na-ri on the news, Jung-won is met with his mother and Soo-jung at the airport upon his return from his vacation. He’s dressed down and doesn’t look too pleased when his mother mentions their dinner plans with his father and Soo-jung’s family, though he does his best to hide it.

Hwa-shin’s mom asks about the random trench coat in his closet, and he grabs it possessively, insisting that it belongs to him. Meanwhile in the car from the airport, Secretary Cha asks if Jung-won is over Na-ri, but he doesn’t answer the question. He just fiddles with the two phones he has and complains that this person won’t pick up his calls.

Na-ri finally picks up the call from a “viewer” without knowing it’s Jung-won and speaks on the phone with friendly cheer. Her voice brings Jung-won back into a whirlwind of feelings, and he’s unable to speak on the phone. Sooo, he’s not over it.

At work, Na-ri sees the articles about Jung-won’s return and his possible marriage preparations with Soo-jung’s family. Hye-won interrupts her thoughts when she asks Na-ri to cover for her on a blind date that weekend, and Na-ri agrees without hesitation. She goes outside for a quick breather, which is when Hwa-shin arrives at the station for his big return after the suspension. His faux confidence is back, and he comments that Na-ri looks like she’s been waiting for him.

Na-ri follows him inside, but watches from afar when she sees him interacting with Hye-won, who welcomes him back by asking when he’ll repay his debt. She also tells him that Na-ri must be completely over him because she’s been going on blind dates. Hwa-shin pretends not to care and claims to have a blind date, himself. Later, he walks into the elevator with Na-ri and casually comments on her blind date. They interact with unfaltering smiles but with a new tension.

Entering the hotel, Secretary Cha suggests that Jung-won change before his meeting with the parents, but he’s distracted by the sight of Na-ri on a blind date with… wait I know that voice talking about pasta. It’s Lee Seon-kyun! Jung-won looks shaken to see Na-ri on date but follows Secretary Cha to his obligations.

Turns out, Jung-won isn’t the only one who spotted Na-ri. Hwa-shin watches her from a couple tables down, and when the blind date momentarily leaves, Na-ri scurries over to shoo him away. He reminds her of the promise she made to never date another man and accuses her of having more than two hearts. Na-ri is much more composed and coldly tells him that she gets over men by dating other men.

Hwa-shin asks if she has the tiniest regret about breaking up with him, and he interprets her silence as a yes. He grabs her wrist and begins to drag her out of the hotel, but he’s blocked by Jung-won. They’re back at it again, playing the fight of who Na-ri belongs to.

Unfortunately, their bickering is caught by the blind date, and Na-ri tries to explain the situation to man (whose face we never see but we know that’s Lee Seon-kyun’s voice). Jung-won then requests that his staff escort Hwa-shin out of the hotel, which is more of an order to eject him out of the space.

After Na-ri’s blind date leaves, Jung-won approaches her and asks if she’s really okay or just pretending to be. He admits that he’s missed her, but she just looks at him in silence and walks away.

Once Na-ri exits the hotel, she’s approached by Hwa-shin and followed by Jung-won. Determined to get another chance, Hwa-shin suggests that Na-ri date both men simultaneously and decide which person she likes better. Na-ri shakes her head in disagreement, so Hwa-shin looks at Jung-won to convince him to partake in this competition. But Jung-won and Na-ri both think he’s crazy and walk away in opposite directions, leaving Hwa-shin alone in his insanity.

Hwa-shin waits for the valet to bring his car to the hotel driveway, and he consoles himself by saying that they’re just scared. Uh yeah, that or you’re crazy.

It begins to rain, and Na-ri returns to the hotel to retrieve her bag and umbrella. The coast is clear now, but she wistfully thinks back to both Jung-won and Hwa-shin asking her out. She smiles to herself but quickly shakes the thought out of her mind. Then, a familiar voice approaches her — it’s the smooth-as-chocolate voice blind date asking for a second date. And Na-ri says yes — the first time for him and the second time to convince herself.

As they walk away together under the umbrella, he offers to make her pasta at his restaurant. She responds, “Yes, Chef,” to which chocolate voice comments that it’s strange to hear Na-ri call him that. He gets nostalgic and wonders if his Goldfish is doing well. Then he says, “On rainy days, Vongole pasta with soju is the best. Anyway, it was nice to meet you today. Let’s meet again.”

 
COMMENTS

And the show doesn’t end there with the red, yellow, and green lights questioning the status of this new relationship. The ending credits have more. They define the slang word for “pathetic” (which essentially refers to their stupid and intolerable actions) as they literally trace the love triangle, and we see each of the symbolic items in Na-ri and Hwa-shin’s relationship slowly disappear. It’s a not-so-subtle way to acknowledge that this love triangle became incredibly pathetic and that Na-ri’s previous relationship with Hwa-shin has lost its value.

I found this episode difficult to watch, mostly because the two guys have become so stupid and intolerable. They were pretty despicable, and I was already over their rivalry before it started because I could already sense that their heightened emotions were not driven by love, but jealousy and pride. But I don’t think the show is romanticizing their wrist grabs and pathetic tantrums of jealousy — in fact, I think (mostly hope) that the show is showing us just how stupid and intolerable these actions really are.

But let me just get this out: I kind of really hate them both right now. I hate how they treat Na-ri like a trophy, I hate how they treat silence as consent, I hate how they believe so strongly that Na-ri has to like one of them better. I hate how inconsiderate they were in this whole episode, completely absorbed in their own feelings. Leave Na-ri be. Please.

While the show plays with the idea of affairs and multiple romantic interests, this is not an adultery drama, and the flow stays true to the traditional monogamous views of romantic relationships. Na-ri’s confessions felt honest and sincere, and I think that’s what made the conflict so incredibly frustrating and hilarious. The boys just couldn’t handle it.

There’s no need for us to mark Na-ri with a big A for adultery because Na-ri openly acknowledges her fault in loving both men. Not that she can’t love both, but she can’t romantically pursue both for the sake of her own morality. I don’t think “having two hearts” was her intention at all — in fact, if that was her original intention, I don’t see why she would have even cared to admit everything to Jung-won. She beat herself up enough about it, and I’m just relieved that she came out of that month hiatus with herself intact.

Despite my reservations about the show deciding to turn Na-ri into a rag doll, I thought the two-timing conflict was comically executed. This is where Gong Hyo-jin and Jo Jung-seok really shine with their comedic gold. Many of those hilariously mortifying moments could have only come from these two, and I loved how naturally they fluctuate from romantic angst and comically desperate. This is also a point where Go Kyung-po seems obviously inexperienced in comparison to these two. It’ll take time, my friend, but I trust that your constipation face will stop looking like your holding in your laughter and eventually be more fluid to express what you think you’re emoting.

 
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Even with the craziness about, this show did a wonderful job in coaxing what could have been a very heavy melodramatic scene with Na Ri/Hwa Shin and Hwa Shin/Jung Won into one of the shows funniest moments so far. I could have been crying with Hwa Shin's sentiments and Jung Won's anger but the hilarity of their interaction overpowered the angst. It made me laughing more than I should be sympathizing and that says a lot about the magic of great writing and fantastic directing. The background music definitely has been consistently uplifting these scenes to gives us those hilarious gut punches.

Needless to say, our heroine got herself into this own mess and I look forward to how these 3 will agree to disagree on their very complicated relationship.

That montage of Na Ri and Hwa Shin at the start of the episode was the best part for me. It showed us how their relationship began with them bumping into one another on several occasions, then Na Ri's not-so-secret crush on Hwa Shin, to their fated encounter in Thailand and the start of Hwa Shin's recognition of Na Ri when they ended up in the hospital that ultimately made them closer and eventually Hwa Shin falling in deep for Na Ri. Call it what you want, that montage just told me that these two are just fated to be together.

Who didn't die laughing when Hwa Shin was stripping his clothes in front of Jung Won?

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Hwa shin should be glad that jung won didn't sponsor for boxers... or he would have made it to naked list with JCW & SIG.....

#KDRAMARIDICULOUSREASONSFORSTRIPPING

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Hahahahahahahaha......
It's our best laughter, yoyo.

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I know both men are hardly likable at this point, but that confrontation scene has got to be one of the most ridiculously hilarious scenes I've seen lately. I was howling with laughter the entire time.

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These two conveniently tapping into their 7 year old selfs to handle the situation was such a bold and smart move from the writer! I cannot be any happier watching them bicker at one another. That's pure comic gold there!

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Agreed. When that unseen neighbour calls out to them to argue in private quietly, that frame of the three of them looking up in shock (only then remembering that they aren't the only three people on the planet and they've been shouting sat the top of their lungs) is the sort of comic genius I haven't seen in a while.

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And that dramatic orchestral version of "Wrongful Encounter" cutting out right in that moment-- priceless!

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yes, that Wrongful Encounter cue. Haha! Also, of course Na Ri, who was trying so hard to disappear furtively into the night, had to walk into the confrontation. XD

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This writer should be writing comedy dramas and get actors/actress that are good at it.

I never laughed so hard watching a drama. They take award for best comedy.

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thanks. exactly how I felt about this episode

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The thing is, once you've seen those scenes, they stick. I don't even need to see it again to have a good chuckle. Pure comedic gold!

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I was actually chuckling while remembering.

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+100000

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Pasta...Lee Sun Gyun's voice...that ending!!!! So tongue in cheek!! At first I thought I was hearing things. Hahaha. What a great meta reference.

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First thing I did after watching ep 15 was dig out episodes of Pasta. I can't be the only one who did that.

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It totally made me want to rewatch the show. They were so great together. If it doesn't work out with Hwa-shin or Jung-won she can totally go back to Chef. lol

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i watch pasta again just because lee sun gyun voice-cameo-over. hahahaaha.. really i dont think that man in the last ep is lee sun gyun. but just 1 minute lee sun gyun voice and "yes chef" of gong hyo jin make me jump to watch again pasta in one night. HAHA crazy.

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I don't think it's Lee Sun Gyun's real voice though...

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The actor is not him, but the voice is most definitely. He has a very distinctive voice. That's why they never show his face cuz he didn't actually film the scenes.

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I love that his voice is so distinctive that he didn't even need to actually show up to make a cameo. It's actually really classy and subtle this way. Sometimes cameos can be a bit distracting, especially if it's a former co-star, so I loved the way they handled this one.

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That guy is definitely not him. He's much taller? But the voice made gave me second takes too. Really meta, lol

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I loved the Pasta Meta. I didn't realize that the writer also wrote Pasta AND Miss Korea, so she knows Lee Sun Gyun well!

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I love how there have been so many references to Gong Hyo-jin's previous dramas here.. First was when Jung-won was telling her about his faults and told her he was begging for 'Ae-Jung' which was a ref to The Greatest Love; then in ep 2 or so, when Hwa-shin was waiting for the oncologist to see him, a woman walked by him who was wearing pink shoes with silver heels which were the same shoes a ghost was wearing in Master's Sun (the one whose husband was cheating on her with a saleswoman from his shop).. And of course there's Pasta!!

I love these!!!

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there was a picture of tae gong shil when she was waering flippers on pyo na ri's desk..

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Oh and the Pasta cameo was super! Cheffffff!

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Genius subtle writing there... All hail writer-nim!!

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AM SHOCKED... how did we end with this...after the wonderful..full of warmth ep 14? I think aliens kidnapped the writers and replaced their brains...JUST MAKE YOUR MIND NARI! Dont be a wishy washy..JUST PICK ONE...

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LOL.. I can feel you pain very well..

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Couldnt agree more. This week episodes were such a disappointment.

The idiotic and nonsensical conversations between HS JW NR, the senseless act of HS towards his own health, is such a pain to watch. Had to fast forward and watch and read recap instead.

Hope this is only to set the scene for them living together, and we could have back the easy and enjoyable bantering they used to have. And focus more on the Newsroom instead.

In these 2 episodes, Chef Rak shines, and maybe pave the way for Chef and JY ^^

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Actually, she made her choice. She chose the 3rd answer, none. No one says must choose either of them. In real life, this is probably the wisest choice.

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Yep, its actually the wisest choice instead of choosing one and breaking that great bonding those two guys share with each other. Now they both can cry together over a single girl.

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Yeah. I honestly can't understand people accusing her of being wishy-washy when she made a very concrete choice not to pursue relationships with either of them. There is no rule that you have to date someone just because you like them because relationships are built on lots of factors. The fact is, right now, even if she has more feelings for Hwa-shin, exploring the budding relationship with him comes with a lot of baggage & unresolved feelings for his friend.

I know that this is a drama and we all expect her to end up with one of these guys, but it's far from over yet and having feelings for someone is only half the battle.

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Thats exactly what i thought..

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me too

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aaaaahhh this ep is sooo nerve wrecking hahahaha! cant stop laughing to the scene where hwa shin is talking to na ri, and na ri says, she has two hearts and so on XD HAHAHAHA hwa shin is making me crazy hyyyyy they look good together tho. and i felt bad for jung won, he is soooo good to be true.. i hope he can find another woman.. but i think i like hye won for him... hihihhi I like hye-won's attitude XD behind that pretty face is a "not so ordinary" woman.. hahah well, im glad that this drama has 24 episodes... more eps to goo! FIGHTING!!!! :D :D

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But Hye won is not the boys type gal..

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Hwa Shin is making me go crazy with him as well ❤ Love the man soo much and i blame JJS wonderful acting for it :D

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This show is a mess now. Or maybe I'm too noob to handle the plot? This ep and the next one have been too exhausting to watch....

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Yes, it feels messy to me too, I find the conversation among the three quite nonsensical. Like playing ping-pong to kill time, it is not funny or amusing at all when they were going round and round repeating the same thing over and over again.

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Very exhausting indeed. They just keep going around in circles. WTF IS WRONG WITH NA-RI? For the life of me, I just can't comprehend her logic.

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Actually, not just Na-ri. Even I find it hard to keep rooting for either Hwa-shin or Jung-won now that all three of them seemed to get lobotomies. They're in a situation that I just can't understand and it just keeps getting more twisted. Still love the acting though.

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Exactly. I dont just find NR tiresome but all three of them seem pathetic to me :/ they keep on going round and round. I dont get where this show is going and what message it tries to convey.

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Sigh... I love you JJS, but JI has officially ended on ep 14 for me. You were a good one until this weird jumbled mess that I can't buy anymore :((

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What I disliked in these two episodes was that the characters have always acted mature and made sensible decisions but all of a sudden in these two episodes they act like kids like every typical kdrama. Though for humors' sake ot is fine but episode 15 is perhaps the first episode where I fast forwarded scenes because even if humor is good but plot isn't moving then you become bored.

Plus, I am not liking the threesome relationship or cohabitation idea. I would've preferred if the sgow gave NR and JW enough time to realise they may not work and then go towards NR and HS. But I still trust the writer. She may get things back on track. What I am doubting right now is perhaps an open ending in the works. NR may not end up with both of them.

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Ahh.. No open endings please! If you are going to tell me a story, for the love of God, tell me how it ENDS. Chaebal writer-nim.

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I agree with you, mushroompie. I adored the previous episodes, culminating with ep 14, but what is this mess now...? Sigh...

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Team Go Kyung Pyo HAHAHAHA I have no logic or reason. Just Team Go Kyung Pyo :P

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#teamGoKyungPyo

Because he is a nice guy who deserves better and a happy ending!! :)

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JOINT~~!!

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Oh, actually I found my reason. Just the way he was kissing his phone...

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It's baffling how someone like Hwa Shin can become so obsessed about love that he now hardly cares about his own career advancement which was his no. 1 priority before he got himself messily entangled in this love triangle.

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I think it's also important to realize that this character is going through cancer. When you are first diagnosed you think your life won't change...that you won't change...your priorities will remain the same. Then comes surgery, treatment, and sometimes complications and/or more surgeries. You begin to realize that things won't ever be quite the same again and as a young survivor the first thing to change are often priorities.

Faced with one's own mortality at an earlyish age, changes your perspective even if you aren't aware of it immediately. So I, can understand the shift.

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This is a valid point @Tara S, however the drama downplayed the seriousness of cancer, making the ordeal HS had to go through more a joke and a plot device to consolidate the love line between NR and HS. The way HS was recklessly disregarding his health, and even his career, made him feels like a pathetic love obsessed man with a deflated ego, very different from that well focused and confident person NR initially fell for.

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I hear what you are saying...and my opinion is definitely steeped in my own personal experience and insight as a young survivor.

The drama might not be making it clear that stage one cancer is CANCER, and the options he took...didn't lower his risk as much as having more drastic surgery. I think it would be further cleared up by focusing on HS's inner feelings, but I believe his actions are realistic and the cancer isn't the major story line like a melo as you point out.

It would be nice if the drama made his emotions more evident, since not only is he a young survivor but his character also has male breast cancer which as the drama sort of points out are the least reflected members of the breast cancer community.

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He lost a lot when he exposed that beef scandal (or whatever. I'm from Texas & we take brisket seriously. But I was like 'whaaaaat?' at that whole situation going nuclear). He's gotta regret not listening to that guy who told him not hide the facts, but maybe let it come from somebody else's mouth.

Everything went to hell & a lot of people got hurt, so of course he...

1. Doubled down on his career.
What else did he have? If being a journalist wasn't a calling worth giving everything for, then what the HELL did he do?!? Also, wasn't his time away from Korea basically exile? He was fighting to get back and not lose the last thing he had.

2. Punished himself.
Lots of self-loathing going on with our boy Hwa Shin. So 'I love you' got met with 'You must be stupid. Get lost.'

#1 got fixed - he made it back from exile and he more or less admitted to himself that he wished he'd done things differently. So now he has less to prove on that front.

#2 - You don't need to punish yourself if the universe is doing it for you, right? Breast cancer, losing his hyung, seeing up close how much his family still hates him...& Pho Na Ri's still right there.

SHE discovered the lump.
SHE was friends with his estranged brother & niece and he didn't even know where they lived.
SHE started hanging out with the only friend he has left & they were clearly digging each other...

Jeez...?when i started this long-ass post I was going to say that of course Hwa Shin reached out for comfort when he was facing mortality & that liking Na Ri showed he was forgiving himself but now I'm not sure if it isn't more punishment. Total self-destruction. Just, you know, the kind that comes with a few super hot kisses
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Whoops! Pyo not Pho
Autocorrect also offered to change Pyo to this ?
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@NutellaFitzgerald
1. +100 Awesome comment. I think we are not reminded much about the whole bother's death especially, and how much HS must be still reeling.
2. Hi Neighbor! (H-town represent!)
3. Great username!

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Two things!
1) JO JUNG SUK IS SO GREAT AT COMEDY. He just goes ALL IN.
2) LEE SEON KYUN VOICE CAMEO

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1) YAAAAS ! JJS is SUCH a wonderful actor, watching him I feel like my heart is not mine anymore, I am so engrossed in his feelings...just WOW ! Thank you Gong hyo jin for recommending him ! HE is the drama. PERDIOD.

2) I just chocked on my food when I heard him. This was so well thought ! Even if I did not watch Pasta, I remembered that the two of them stared in it xD

+/ I really like Go Kun Pyo but like dramallama said it, facing JJS X GHJ reveals dramatically the gap in terms of acting between him and them. I did not really see how lacking he was before these last 4-6 episodes.

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God, I totally feel like crying and laughing at the same time. This drama, seriously... Or maybe it's just Jo Jung-suk. That guy is so good at turning angsty scene into a hilarious one. That epic mostly-naked shouting match will go down in history.

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I continue to maintain this show is absolutely incredible. I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud so many times in an episode. And it's kind of weird and wonderful to watch these shenanigans play out with actors who are far too good, and bring so much depth to their characters, even in the insanest, most ridiculous-- yet unexpectedly well-written, emotionally wrought moments. Jo Jung Seok's pretty much the anti-hero at this point, because kdramas can rarely tolerate a male lead being pathetic. But there's apparently nowhere that this drama CAN'T go, and I, for one, am finding this journey into the unknown incredibly delightful. There's nothing I'm certain of in this drama and I love that.

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"But there’s apparently nowhere that this drama CAN’T go"

YES.

In my comment I also used the word "delightful" to describe the show. It really is, isn't it? There's a fearlessness in the writing that's almost euphoric.

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"“But there’s apparently nowhere that this drama CAN’T go”

Absolutely! I feel very blessed having this 'a league on its own' drama to watch. Kudos to the superlative writing, acting, directing and music - the music is really killing! I can't help to join the "no, no, no" chorus every time it comes up.

Let's enjoy the ride drama lovers. I'll be very sad when it is over.

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And how I am proud of PNR as we witness her growth emotionally and professionally! One of the best female characters ever written.

All I can say on the negativities about recent episodes - this is a drama for mature audience, period.

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I sing along to No,no,no too

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Euphoric, that's the perfect word to describe this episode, i was laughing and shocked at how every ridiculous thing that was happening, especially the three of them on the street. Best scene ever, this writer has guts, everything is perfect.Honestly I'm shocked at the negative comments,it's like we are watching two different shows.

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This drama is superb in every way! I've never seen comedy done so well in a k-drama. Every scene is pure gold. I'm not annoyed at all - at ANYTHING! I love love love it to pieces. As @ Sylvia says, "There's a fearlessness in the writing that's almost euphoric". Perfectly said!!!!

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I was dying this entire episode. It's perfect. I have no complaints. None whatsoever. The more absurd/pathetic/whatever I just love it all.

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@Zoe & everyone above

So glad I have you guys to put my feelings for this show into words! I wish I had more than 5 minutes to write before my flight takes off. I've honestly been dealing with a desperate need to discuss this show since these recent episodes aired. I made a mistake at work for the first time ever because I couldn't stop thinking about what's going to happen next. Not to mention, I couldn't keep back my goofy grins whenever I thought of pretty much any scene in this episode. I wish I had more time to write about all the reasons I adore it so, but that comment will have to wait. For now, I'm just glad to find others looking forward to all the twists and turns this wacky journey has to offer as much as I am!

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Love your comment, it's how i feel.

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Thank you @zoe. "There is apparently nowhere this drama can't go" is what sets this drama apart. It's illogical, and that's life. Sometimes life doesn't follow any set patterns and we accept because its life, we can either laugh, cry or be sad but it's life.

This drama might set the new trend in Kdrama to just do you, instead of being to restrictive in writing dramas.

I never laughed so much watching a kdrama.

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I'm really proud of Nari. Finally "Noble Idiocy" that'she not actually idiotic. The first time in history a KDrama character broke up with someone (two someones) and told them the real reason why. And it was an actual good reason. If your feelings are so conflicted that it would be unfair to pursue a relationship with either man, then by all means break up with them. And if neither can respect your decision, drop them both and go for the smoking hottie with the sexist voice known to mankind.

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"smoking hottie with the sexist voice known to mankind.".
Indeed. LSK has such a different voice. Not usual manly but very attractive nonetheless and he's hottttt!!!

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You know, when most characters in kdramas are walking personifications of ideals like honor and integrity, it's refreshing to finally watch a show with characters who are petty, small-minded, stingy, proud, groveling, desperate, and down-right embarrassing. For me, the flaws makes them so lively they seem like tightly wound springs, ready to burst any moment with conflict or chemistry or both.

I also appreciate how, in making these characters so idiosyncratically flawed, the writer is liberating them from the usual script-book of expected kdrama behaviors. Usually I can predict what characters say and do in a kdrama from miles away (case in point: everything that ever happened in Answer Me 1988, amazing a drama though it was). But in Jealousy Incarnate, the characters feel closer to real people, and their outbursts and decisions actually seem impulsive and raw and unpredictable. As I viewer I'm delighted by all that happens each episode-- too many times I shriek out with surprised laughter.

So ... I'm weird, and may be part of the minority (?) of people who are watching without distress or frustration. Like I'm too busy peeing my pants and drying my tears. This writer is too funny. Don't remember the last time I've laughed so hard, so consistently, throughout a kdrama.

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Incredibly put, sylvia! I am also one of those who finds this drama super fun, no matter what route it takes.

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I'm 1000% with you, @Sylvia!!!! This is my crack drama these days. The writer, director and actors have all broken the mold. Each character's reactions are pricelessly real - at the same time desperately sad and hysterically funny. I'm SO glad the drama is 24 episodes. There's so much joy to look forward to - and, best of all, I have absolutely NO idea what's going to happen. I LOVE that!

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LOL times like this I wish y'all were neighbors, and we could watch new episodes together with chicken & beer. Because this drama is so insanely hilarious I frequently wish my girlfriends were into kdramas, so we could cackle over the ridiculous shenanigans.

At this point I swear the writer sits before each episode's script, and thinks, "hm. how shall I humiliate Jo Jung Suk on national tv this week?" And JJS just accepts it all with the panache of an emperor. (Who needs new robes.)

The side characters are also pure gold. Ms. Gye & Bang, that ridiculous new co-anchor from England, secretary Cha, and even Jung Won's mother. Also, thanks to this show, excessive winking seems spiritually enriching now. Dude I wish JI were a multi-season sitcom like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia or the Big Bang Theory.

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Yes! This show would be awesome to watch with best friends. But sadly I watch this alone too. Everytime I finish watching a episode, I ll be smiling for the next 10 minutes or so thinking of all those hilarious moments again.

So true about jo jung seok. I hope he gets paid a million dollars for this character. I have no idea how he does it.

Also happy to see so many of you guys enjoying this show too. Because I love this show and i have no Idea what that says about me considering the things our leads too, lol. So, when others say they enjoy it too, I feel like 'ok, I am not that weird, i guess' :D

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Awww, Sylvia! I wish you were my neighbor too! As a non-korean myself, it's hard to find friends that are also into kdramas. At least we have all the beannies. Sending you lots of love, chicken and beer!

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Oh, I totally wish I had friends to watch this show with! Luckily, my brother (who usually successfully ignores my dramas whenever he comes to my apartment to work out) came over in the middle of this episode the other day and couldn't help but pay attention to the ridiculousness once Jo Jung-seok began stripping. He ended up enjoying the comedy of the whole episode, even if he thought the character's actions were absurd. He'd never actually watch it, but it was great to have someone to react to this episode with.

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You're not the only one! I was roaring in laughter the whole time! This episode is just too funny.
Since I'm here, might as well add my two cents.
The messiness of brutal honesty of one's feeling is a more compelling conflict than your-good-old-amnesia-or-secret-family plot. It may feel like they are going around in circles about who should Nari go to (and some might find it irksome and repetitive, but it's actually not. None of the characters seemed to be quite in touch with their own heart and they lack that self-awareness about their own complex (personified with their chasing and almost-obsession with Nari) until it's spoken aloud and acted on (with Nari). And the boys, until they learn that it's ultimately Nari's decision to make and that they give her that agency to do so, they are going to continue on with the jealousy and pride war, we would continue to have more hilarity! Their pain is my joy?? Schadenfraude much, hehe.

One of the biggest question raised here in ep 15 is the love triangle between the body vs the heart vs the mind:
I like that this drama is challenging a lot of traditional K-drama tropes re: who should the female lead go to, aka childhood sweetheart, the one that appeared first, or the one seemed morally acceptable one... It's a discussion of how one's navigate the complex world of relationship. Physical attraction vs Touching/heart palpitating/electric moment vs Conscience/Society expectation are all personified in Nari's struggle. Yes, people can say coz she's inexperienced with men/relationship, she's making a mistake on not choosing the best one and roll with it, because well, relationship is that complicated! Physical attraction always comes first, and then your emotional connection and on top of it all, you have to evaluate where it stands in the social paradigm. Before judging Nari for 'having two hearts', to be honest, if I was Nari, I would be going back and forth with the two men! How could you not? I guess except for those who actually has a checklist rubric (that could tell him/her that if it's a certain score, that's my soulmate), I'm all for her 'tasting' both men and decide. She doesn't have to go to any of them, she could just go to Pasta Chef.

Lol, this is my first long reply on DB. It's really a great drama just to wait and see.

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Great analysis of their behavior, misshoggy! I honestly don't think they've been going around in circles very much. This is the first episode with all the feelings and revelations out in the open and, because the love-web is so messy, it only makes sense that their situation would be hard for them to find a solution to. At least, not one that any of them could be completely happy with. I can forgive them for struggling to let go and working to define their emotions/relationships because their hearts are on the line here.

And I'll just enjoy all the pain and grief it gives them. And love them all the more for it ;)

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I watched this ep raw and was laughing hysterically. I love how this show surprises me..and it always does. :)

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The one thing Jealousy Incarnate does which most kdramas fail at is getting to the predictable plot or points in the story by being so unpredictable.

I continuously revel at the fact that this ensemble cast has made a tremendous effort in owning their characters and bringing it to life. Personally, its harder to make me laugh out loud than cry helplessly when watching shows on tv. This show has made me toggle through both emotions and I find myself struggling at times because I'm at the verge of crying but I just can't stop laughing.

Was it the writers aim to make its viewers feel good about something so bad?

Watching this show should be done with zero expectations. Just allow youself to bask in the crazy and simply enjoy each moment. Consider yourself off your current diet and have a slice of this decadent cake called Jealousy Incarnate. Worry not about the calories gained but the satisfaction you'll receive in this guilty pleasure of a show. Believe me, you'll be back for seconds. Bon appetite!

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Love your food analogy, yoyo! :)

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@Sylvia thank you soo much for your comment. You just summarized how i feel about the drama.

I guess and also weird. Some people like things to be predictable, but i just love the way it is.

JI is my happy meal.

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If only she confess the kisses at jungwon. haih.

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ahh, what with the force kissses?, why they add that? it is because of NR kiss HS before? at the hospital lobby witness by doctor and nurse?

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Well, Jung Won's "I love you" was very untimely. It felt more like a desperate call than an act of confession.

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urmm but i talking about the force kisses and "kissing behind" jungwon here
well jungwon do love NR, but why he blurted out right there with phone still on the line is I dont know why, his habit? because it happen before "im worried about" blurted out.

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I love your comment about GKP's constipation face, compared to the other 2 veteran actors' fluidity. Yet I love him cos he's such eye-candy and his acting has definitely improved since 1988 days.

Watching this show made me laugh so much.

I remembered when I was transiting between ex-boyfriend to new-boyfriend ( now hubby). I love both equally and was so sad-happy-confused at the same time ! The angst of youth !

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This episode was absolutely hilarious! The fight in the middle of the street could've been an emotional scene but I like the choice of making it comedic. It's brilliant and it's another faucet to look though.

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Lemme just put it out there because just this episode... ugh. There's a line that goes between love and obsession.. I mean seriously! -_-; Anyone else agree?

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I think people are two ways with this show…either they DISLIKE it - the plot is too nonsensical to them and the characters are just over-the-top unbelievable OR you LOVE the show and embrace the crazy, and utterly wacky world and characters.

When you stop putting characters into a specific box, I think you'll come to love all the characters in this show - flaws and all. I for one, LOVE it. I don't get how people have time to be frustrated when this show is so freakin' HILARIOUS. I mean, how are you not peeing your pants at the craziness?!

Goodness, has no one ever been indecisive in their lives? I mean, can we just APPRECIATE the fact that both the male lead AND second lead got rejected in the span of 5 minutes!? Na Ri took sole responsibility for her actions - she did what I've always wanted a frustrated kdrama female lead to do!!! SHE TOOK INITIATIVE. She gave the big ole finger to both boys and just walked away. Yeah, she played with them both and lead them on, but no one said she was the perfect woman.

I'm loving this show and I hate to see it being bashed but I guess it suits a select and perhaps a minority of drama watchers. The characters are flawed, ugly, unabashed, desperate and embarrassing but for what it's worth - that's what makes it so much more real.

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OMG! YES! To everything you said! I don't understand how people can have the space to be frustrated or exhausted even, why can't people just flow with the writing and let it take you nowhere at this point. Lol. There is so much spontaneity in the writing that I'm shocked the PD even let it through, like what are 3 lead actors thinking when they are filming these scenes? it must be almost euphoric and freeing to act out these scenes instead all that usual and cliche angst.

I'm so on board, this is laugh out loud hysterical and at this point I'm just here to enjoy the ride! Let this drama take me on its unpredictable ride, amidst all the predictability, It is extremely refreshing to watch!

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I am so loving this show so much! Pure comedy gold!

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One of the good things that happened in this episode was the dove right down to the cheating part. The writers didn't waste time to get Jung Won's angst on hyper drive but what was surprising is the fact that his angst didn't come across as over-the-top, GKP gave his best all throughout this episode and he definitely deserves some lovin'!

Hah! Nari could not have been Nari without her fiddling heart and comical antics. Here I thought she'd grovel in guilt and flee like a thief in the night (well, she almost did) but she hilariously tried to mumble her way out of the mess of a relationship she managed to get herself tangled up in. Lucky for her that these two guys brought out their inner 7 year old self to deal with the situation. That's a juxtaposition right there!

This show is pure wit and I really don't mind if the show doesn't resonate with the majority, it's a happy pill I don't overdosing myself with.

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"It's a happy pill I don't mind overdosing myself with." Is what I intended to say.

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Totally overdosing with you!

I find the mixed reactions to this drama or, rather, this episode in particular to be very amusing. I think it really goes to show just how much the drama has bucked expectation and I'm a little surprised that more people aren't appreciative of that. Not just appreciative, giddy! I know that's what I am.

I ended up thinking of the recent One More Happy Ending (lol, could that title be any more indicative of the typical rom-com?). That drama had comedy & actors to sell it, but the romance ended up playing out exactly as expected. Girl meets boy, but dates the friend, then falls for boy, and, after MUCH ANGST, finally leaves friend & dates boy. Jang Nara & Jung Kyung-ho were adorable together so it ended up being satisfying enough, but still very expected & a bit frustrating to watch.

About ten episodes into JI, I expected it to go a (some-what) similar route, just taking us along with a little more finesse & lots of entertainment, hilarity, and heart. I watched the show more for the refreshing, comedic character interactions and the acting than for any ground-breaking developments on the romantic front. I really just expected the show to chug along and check off all the boxes because with well-written characters, acted with commitment, that sort of formula usually makes a successful rom-com.

But now that we're exploring these relationships with a little more originality, I'm ecstatic. Because, frankly, relationships are messy & confusing & often don't make sense to the people outside them and THAT is the inherent hilarity in all of this. One minute you're committing a selfless act of love, the next you're acting like an immature brat! Lol, I just find this endlessly entertaining.

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One minute you’re committing a selfless act of love, the next you’re acting like an immature brat!

Ha ha.. That is exactly how those two boys are! :D :D

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I think people take it tooo seriously and expect something like some serious drama(melo etc) and the result as well and it frustrates them when it isin't delivered on that basis when the show clearly isn't on that pace and in that box..I adore the absurdity of this show and all we get from it and i just dive in it each week expecting nothing and going along with it laughing out loud at it...Can't even imagine the fun,the "what the heck" are the actors thinking when reading the new episode scripts,imagine that fun....

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I've decided to not take this drama seriously after this ep hahhaha well for a moment I was quite disappointed bcs I really want to see Nari-Hwashin's lovey dovey after that HOT kiss.. Nari realized how she loves HS more etc.. but I'm not complaining tho.. since I really like this kind of comedy. I've wrote a FanFiction with 1 woman 3 husband years ago, it's more absurd and make no sense at all since at the end it's only the woman dream hahahaha so it is really my cup of tea.
I already quit the shipping game. Deep down in my heart I'm still rooting for Hwashin but I'll just enjoy the show and follow the writer flow.. hahahha bring more laugh juseyo and please let me see Hwashin's smile more for whatever reason

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It looked like it was going melo for a bit with all that love angst, but then it got funny again, so life was all good. Jo Jung-seok had excellent comedic timing, and I love how Hwa-shin managed to get Na-ri talking even if it only ended up making her more confused. I thought Jung-won's reaction to her confession kind of scared her, with that pointless car honk.

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When you think the show will go the "makjang/heavy drama/melo" route after episode 14. I was very surprised and amazed how this episode turned out. I love love love the interactions. Yes, it was crazy but I love how they stray the usual drama route and went crazy like this. It's so unpredictable and out of this world I love it!

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Lol, now that you mention makjang, that scene of the three of them arguing on the street feels like classic makjang ?

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This is me being crazy...

But I can totally understand Nari's way of thinking...
Why can't a women loves two men equally?? Men can do it, they sometimes have more than 2 wives (4, 5, 100) and our society is okay with it. We don't see it as "wrong", not all accept it but not against it either.
So, why men can do polygamy but not women and polyandry (without being called as sluts??).
Anw, at this state, Nari should just dump both men and find someone else OR just dompolyandry with them. Besides, don't these 2 idiots already acknowledge that they both always like the same girl? Now they both find someone who can love them both... So what is the problem?
Hahahaha....

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LOL. yeah......i don't think we've entered d era where the lead lady ends up with both guy. p.s: i would totally love that drama. (at least we have novels for that).

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@firsttimer - check out My Love Patzzi ^__^ (2002) on Viki/DF.. #OT3

https://www.viki.com/tv/29465c-my-love-patzzi ~ a very cuute trio!!

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https://www.dramafever.com/drama/130/My_Love_Patzzi/

* since Viki's subs seem incomplete.. lol xD

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Gah this drama is pure gold. Possibly the best thing that is airing right now. The writer is a genius and she is fast on becoming one of my favorite kdrama writers of all time!

Before, it was only the Jo Jungseok Show, but now the others are knocking it out of the park too. GHJ has finally joined in on the fun, and GKP, bless him, is trying his best. Thanks ep 15, that was a good 1-hr laugh.

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I agree. I started with the Moon dramas but have since put them on hold after discovering Jealousy Incarnate. Those planning to marathon this drama are super lucky imo.

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Yes, Chep! ❤❤❤❤

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AMEN AMEN AMEN *massive wink*

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The street brawl, gahh, how is it that Jo Jung-seok can be so funny being miserable! When he was yelling "I was about to start!!!", I cackled out loud despite it was 1am in the morning. And when he started to strip, am dying laughing. Won't be able to stop myself from giggling every time I see a trench coat now!
So glad our lovely Na-ri acted like what we know she is, decent and fair, and responsible albeit in her own way. Guess she decided to wipe the slate clean as her penance for having two hearts, and I think it helps that she has so much to learn on her new job. Not sure about the time jump, but I guess that's better than showing three people wallowing in angst for a month. Since Hwa-shin's firmly in mom's care now, am hoping the cancer won't rear it's ugly head somewhere near the finale. Their interactions are cute, altho if somebody have conversation with me by saying "yes" at timed interval, I'd have spanked him.
Not sure why Hwa-shin threw out the suggestion of triangle dating, would love to think that it is because he loves Na-ri more than his pride. Although wouldn't put it pass him thinking that he could actually won Na-ri from Jung-won. Or maybe he is just a believer in a big happy ending for all like us ^_^ But, oof, it's so sad when both Na-ri and Jung-won just left him all alone and unloved...
And somebody need to unmask Soo-jung as the blackhearted conniving witch she is, damn it, annoys me much she's looking all so pure and goody-goody like that!

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+1000
Also Hwa Shin, while miserable during the street brawl, still adds his "touch":
"I can't understand it with this smart brain of mine"
haaaaaaahahahahahahaha :')

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Hahaha... But it made me think that I find it true that he was not bragging at all. I bought that he is very bright with logic. Whoahaha..

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Can we talk about how ugly that trench coat is? When I saw it in the credits of ep 14, it was giving me awful creepy 80's flashbacks to shoulder-pads. It completely overwhelmed NaRi. I mean, i guess it had to be big enough to cover JJS, but... No.

Completely separately, I'm glad you brought up the triangle dating. I thought it was very "Solomon's Judgement". Ok, it might not exactly be Hwa-Shin giving up his whole baby, but I think he's in a way being a larger person here, swallowing his jealously a little to keep the flame alive for all three of them.

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Haha, I kind of loved it though. It was perfect for fleeing in the night and already looked hilarious on her before the real purpose of it was revealed. Because we all know they had her pick that coat just so JJS would look like a flasher when she gave it to him later, lol!

I definitely think Hwa-shin letting her two-time him is his way of giving her more power in the relationship & accepting that it's okay if he's the one who likes her more. He doesn't even seem to care about appearances like he did with the breast cancer situation.

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I laughed during the dual phone call scene. Two major idiots! ???

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I think, This drama is about as petty as people can get and that's why everyone feels like they are dysfunctional adults, but I think that is because we normally don't get to see that side of people in real life unless if we live with them or are really close to them. But I believe everybody has these traits, just that we never get to see them. Hence, I love this drama for showing these characters.

Also, I didn't predict the 1 month fast forward at all. I thought they would show hwa shin in his rock bottom, jobless, rejected by the girl he likes, his ambition failed, but i am glad the show didn't take that way because we have already seen him being sad enough. Also, I don't expect na ri to become announcer so soon, I thought that was the ending but they told she Is still not permanent.

Then I wondered, what if this had really been the ending? It would have been hilarious, we had been expecting her to end up with either of them but then she starts going out with another man altogether, lol. But, glad it was not so.

Even though I have always liked hwa shin more even when jung won as all swoony. In This week's episodes, I got his appeal. Also that force kiss from hwa shin was too much, na ri didn't hit him hard enough.

Now i get why the show didn't let na ri- jung won relationship to its natural end. Because this show doesn't like taking the normal route, it just has to take the wackiest route possible!

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So I'm going to paste part of my own comment from ep 12 here:

"re polygamy. I think that’s the only satisfactory solution for the characters in this drama, especially so for the main OT3. And this is not all just my wishful thinking, I honestly believe its for their own good and can see it working"

Now that the show's heading in that direction I am a little afraid that end game is still gonna be Hwa Shin / Na Ri. Please no!! I was rooting for Hwa Shin after seeing ep 14....but Jung Won!!! The guy's got game!!! These three are meant to be!

Anyway, I love everything about this episode. Favorite moments include but not limited to the car scene with JW and NR, the strip scene, 51/49, "Yup yup. Yup yup" and Chef!!!! (I need someone to make a fanvid stat featuring GHJ, LSG and JJS as chefs)

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I would love this show forever if it ended with the three in a polyamorous relationship.

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I'D LOVE THAT SO MUCH
IT IS MY DREAM
though the show clearly states DON'T DARE TO DREAM
but I still do

also please let the two moms become a couple too

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Yes!! Was just telling my "kdrama-support group" (yes, I'm so addicted that I'm in one, for realsie!) that a polyamorous relationship would solve a lot of love triangle. Alas, it might be too out of the left field for most to accept such resolution.

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I did not think at the end of episode 14 that the show would take us here at all! I thought we were going to with the Jung-won/Na-ri breakup angst, angst, guilt, Na-ri and Hwa-shin date, Jung-won forgives etc. But no, apparently Na-ri loves them both and for some reason it's comedic gold.

I'm must say I'm having a really different viewing experience from the recapper. I don't think the boys are objectifying Na-ri or treating her like a trophy. That would be the case if she didn't reciprocate their feelings and they were chasing her even though she showed no interest. But here their love is mutual, so it just becomes frustrating that they can't date because their feelings are compatible. I empathise so much with Hwa-shin's bewilderment. ("huh breakup, we hadn't even started dating!) In regards to them being pathetic and petty, I sort of think that's the show's point. Again and again the drama has shown us that adults act like petty petulant children when they're in love and this is true of my experience in real life as well.

Overall,I find Jealousy Incarnate fresh, unpredictable and laugh out loud funny. They should give the writer a prize. Also I nearly died laughing when Hwa-shin was shaking the bannister/barricade thing in frustration and when Na-ri casually gave her (conveniently) flasher style trench coat to a half naked Hwa-shin.

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Yes! Exactly what I was trying to say!

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on point !

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+100000

It's very interesting to see how both JI recappers have such a different take on the show compared to me (and judging by the comments a lot of other people as well)

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I just realized, so there are 2 recapper from Dramabeans, Saaya and Dramallama for JI. Anyway I'm open for different perspectives. Treat it as an outlet for learning, so I'm OK even the opinions are different.

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It’s very interesting to see how both JI recappers have such a different take on the show compared to me (and judging by the comments a lot of other people as well) @angieya Right? I have wondered too. Not that there's anything wrong in the different perspectives, but it's quite amusing to see the various ways we all react to the same piece of art.

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Anyways, if I dont like ep 24 ending, I might consider this episode is the end, where JW and NR walk away at different direction leave HS alone. Perfect. LOL

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This show is really unpredictable. As #teamhwashin, I was bit disappointed in like 5 minutes of the episode. But then, hey, it's really entertaining afterwards. It's incredible how a kdrama is not as usual using their noble idiocy for its episodes. For me, this drama is really addictive. To be exact, JJS makes this drama really lively and additive..

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I absolutely LOVE how the show turned up to be. It was a bit boring and typical in the beginning but now I couldn't stop laughing and being amused with the development. All the secrets are now in the open and they have to deal with it (even it is in a pathetic hilarious way bcoz it does feel realistic to me at least). My love for the 2 guys increased so much, at early episodes I was team JW then I was team SH but now aaaah I like them so much (JW felt so typical rich guy but now he is so adorable!!). This show is the best !

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This drama is a stress reliever. I no longer try to understand or make sense of the plots. I just watch it for the laughs. And it totally delivers.

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You remember that classmate you had in high school that had perfect everything? Perfect body, perfect face, perfect hair, perfect grades, perfect life? That somebody you just want to hate but you can't cause she didn't do anything wrong? That's what this show is.
You want to hate it but you can't because its simply made to be hatingly appreciated.
It juxtaposes its own viewers expectations and that's been really how it was since episode 1.
5 years down the line, we'd still be making hilarious references to the likes of Hwa Shin and Na Ri. Believe me, we'll somehow find ourselves back to Jealousy Incarnate's story just like we do with some of the best kdrama classics.

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Totally with you!!
The show has a remarkable way to sneak to our hearts and will likely to stay there as a classic..

So much memorable craziness, stalking the one you like, secretly collecting pictures of love declaration, excessive winking, mud fight, hidden ramyun, office fight while avoiding cctv, and much much much more

I'm starting to feel a withdrawal...

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Definitely a classic in the making for me too. Something I actually didn't expect, even with the great cast. I've always enjoyed dramas from this writer, but never to this degree and, with the 24 episodes, uneven first episodes, & fairly typical-sounding plot? Well, I think I sold this one short for a long time, but now it's becoming a favorite. I can't wait for more.

It really does have all these little moments, landmarks, & special, meaning-laden objects that I find so memorable. I love that.

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Does anybody know the name of the song played in the scene where Hwa Shin comes back to work and meet Na Ri at the front?

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This episode was hilarious, and I love that Na-ri did the right thing. I know GKP is a lot less skilled in acting compared to the masterful two leads, but I think he's holding up well. His face didn't look constipated to me and I actually thought it looked pretty realistic as in how people in real life look like when they're angry and trying to hold in tears at the same time.

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Nicely stated!

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agree

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I think he does quite well,till now i didn't have any problem with his expressions,i actually liked them till this point

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This is hands-down one of my favorite episodes because it's just so funny. HS and JW fighting on the street. HS confronting NR at the bus stop.

Mr. Voice cameo at the end is a nice surprise.

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is go kyung pyo acting that bad? honestly i think he is doing okay. the way the recapper point out in the last comment is making me rewatch again. YES.. JJS and GHJ is killing me. they so adorable portraying the character, and the script for them is hilarious afterall. but for go kyung pyo portraying a chaebol, bestmate, easy man, feel betrayed, broken heart, and sometimes makes me swoon (well JJS too.. even only with his gaze). his acting is fine for me. totally fine.

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No, no I don't think GKP acting is bad at all. I think he's doing great. JJS and GHJ have more experiences but I think GKP is holding on pretty well.

I'm excited to see where he will pick up as his next project.

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Personally, I don't think he pulled off the drunk dialing scene really well. But I'm still glad that scene happened, awkward phone kissing and all. I needed more scenes like this from Jung Won.

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OMG!

I just realized today, that Ja Young, is the evil Queen SMS in Moon lovers. How come i did not notice this before?

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Dear God, can you award JJS a daesang this year?

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I've said it before and I'll say it again (probably 1,000 times more while watching this show): Best performance of 2016 for me.

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You got my vote!!

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Lord hear our prayer.

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Yes, puhleeeezzz...

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It's currently 49-51 in favor of?...............

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I'd go for Jungwon this week!
couldn't promise not to go back and forth to hwashin for next episodes tough :p
basically I don't really care who is in the favor, as long as they'd keep their hilarious antics XD XD

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@yoyo it seems like it's team jungwo even though i am team Hwa Shin.

But his voice. Can i comment again on his voice. It should be a ring tone. JW

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Dang,Nari should really stop interfering between Hwa Shin and Jung Won’s romance…Also that voice cameo,Lee Sung Hyun voice is on another level,sad he couldn’t do a proper cameo and only use his voice…I must say I love the absurdity of this show so much…And I miss Jung Won’s old hairstyle soooo damn much,he rocked it!More shocking was to find out Chef broke up with Goldfish or what?!!!

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