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Age of Youth 2: Episode 1

Our favorite housemates have reunited for another season, and the premiere makes some promises about our Belle Epoque ladies navigating their next chapter with love, hilarity, and a couple of eerie twists. While this first episode is more of a transition into our next story, it reminds us of how special friendships can be. So even if you piss each other off, get petty revenge, and can’t stand someone’s driving, the truth is that you’ve got each other’s backs no matter what.

 
EPISODE 1: “I am upset by small things” #us

A plane lands from Beijing, and we see a familiar face returning to Korea. It’s YOON JIN-MYUNG (Han Ye-ri), also known as Yoon sunbae, and she’s bombarded with messages from her Belle Epoque housemates, who eagerly anticipate her return.

As she scrolls through the messages, she reads that her housemates have decided to greet her at the airport, so she looks around for them as she walks out of the gates. She spots them waiting and smiles as she quickens her pace, but she’s met with a lukewarm response. They get up from their hunched positions and merely tell her that they should get going before the sun sets.

Jin-myung looks confused as her grumpy housemates walk out of the airport, and she looks around her. Couples, families, and guests are greeted warmly with hugs and smiles, and she quickly follows her housemates out of the airport.

Jumping back five hours before Jin-myung’s arrival, we resume at 9:30 that morning. An alarm rings at the Belle Epoque house, and JUNG YE-EUN (Han Seung-yeon) checks her phone and messages the group, congratulating Jin-myung’s return. YOO EUN-JAE (Ji-woo) and SONG JI-WON (Park Eun-bin) join the conversation, and they chat in exaggerations about missing her dearly and hoping that she returns with gifts.

Eun-jae simultaneously sends her boyfriend, YOON JONG-YEOL (Shin Hyun-soo), a morning text, and he responds that he’ll only wake up fully with the princess’s kiss. She responds that he’s a “lazy bum” but accidentally sends it to the group, which hardly makes sense because Jin-myung is so hard-working. She tries to cover up her mistake by jokingly calling her a “fatty,” and the housemates go with it since Chinese food is pretty oily (heh).

The string of messages wakes up our last housemate, KANG YI-NA (Ryu Hwa-young), and she sleepily messages that they should all surprise her by showing up at the airport. When she comes to her senses, she sees that everyone in the group has enthusiastically agreed to go to the airport. Yi-na turns to us (breaking the fourth wall) and says that she didn’t really mean it, and now everyone wants to go.

In solo interviews, though, it turns out that she’s not the only one who’s not gung-ho about the idea. Ye-eun tells us that she’s still a little scared to go outside, but she thinks that she shouldn’t be the only one who doesn’t to the airport. Eun-jae says that she planned to meet up with her boyfriend Jong-yeol after class, but she didn’t want her boyfriend to be her excuse. She’s the only one of them to have a boyfriend, and it would come off like she was bragging that she has a boyfriend. Ji-won doesn’t think much of it, and it doesn’t matter to her whether they go or not.

Regardless of their real feelings, the ladies rush out of the house in glee and cheerfully board Yi-na’s new car. All seems well as Yi-na starts driving and Ji-won turns up the tunes, but cars begin to honk at them from behind. They don’t know why until Yi-na takes a dangerous right before checking the oncoming traffic. Ye-eun yells at Yi-na that oncoming traffic has the right of way, but she seems to have no idea that such a traffic rule existed.

Ji-won tries to laugh at their near-death experience, but then she notices that the side mirrors of the car haven’t been unfolded. The girls suddenly go silent, and Yi-na turns around to ask what’s wrong. Ye-eun yells at her to look forward, and Yi-na immediately slams on the breaks in the middle of the road. Ji-won tells her about side mirrors, and Yi-na struggles to figure out how to adjust them. She continues to drive, and the ladies hold on for dear life.

In the interview, Eun-jae wonders how Yi-na got her license, Ye-eun complains that Yi-na should be cautious as a beginner driver, and Ji-won regrets that she didn’t get a talisman to fend off the bad luck. Yi-na claims that she was fine before, but just got nervous because all of them were yelling at her.

As they continue on the road, Yi-na struggles to change lanes for their next turns, almost running into cars on either side of her. So the girls resort to sticking their heads out of the window and desperately waving their hands around, pleading with the adjacent drivers to let their novice driver into the lane.

Luckily their strategy works, and they’re almost at the airport. But now they’ve got a new challenge: the toll gate. Yi-na drives right past the toll booth and stops belatedly in the road ahead. She jumps out of the car and runs back to pay the toll—and the cars behind alert her to the danger ahead. Yi-na has forgotten to park the car, sending it slowly crawling forward with no driver, her housemates stuck in the back, begging her to save them. Yi-na chases after the moving car and jumps back into the driver’s seat to finally get them to the airport.

This is the weary state that Jin-myung finds her housemates in at the airport. As they walk back to the car, Jin-myung asks Ji-won what happened, though Ji-won tiredly waves it off. Ye-eun suggests that they hire a driver to take them back home, but Yi-na yells that they don’t have enough seats in the car.

They explain to Jin-myung that Yi-na is a seriously novice driver, but Jin-myung doesn’t seem worried and says that novice drivers rarely get into serious accidents. As they all pile into the car, Yi-na yells at the girls to help her back out of the parking spot.

Another fiasco ensues, with Yi-na jerkily backing up as Ji-won, Ye-eun, and Eun-jae run around trying to guide her safely out without getting run over. When Yi-na finally backs out correctly, the girls silently pile back into the car and get on their way.

The drive is smoother now, and Ji-won realizes that she’s sitting in the uncomfortable middle spot. She looks to Eun-jae disapprovingly and tells us in her interview that usually the maknae would offer to take this spot. Eun-jae, however, looks blankly back at Ji-won, not seeing her annoyance.

Eun-jae asks Jin-myung about China, but Ye-eun interrupts her every sentence to ask about the food. In her interview, Eun-jae says that she’s resentful that Ye-eun only ever cuts her off, and not the others. So to get revenge, Eun-jae tries cutting Ye-eun off, but she barely even notices.

Eun-jae passes out tangerines, and as Jin-myung peels and eats hers tangerine, Yi-na opens her mouth, anticipating a piece. But Jin-myung doesn’t share, and Yi-na complains in her interview that she was very thirsty because she was so nervous. She expected Jin-myung to take care of the driver, since she’s in the passenger seat.

Ji-won asks about souvenirs from China, and Jin-myung says that she brought a small gift for them. They laugh that they hope it’s not something like keychains, and Jin-myung’s face falls. In her interview, she holds the key chains in her hands and sighs.

Ye-eun asks to stop at the rest stop because she needs to use the bathroom. An irritated Yi-na yells at her to hold it, complaining that she only has to go because she ate so many tangerines. Ye-eun says that she’s on her period and needs to use the bathroom, but Yi-na can’t change lanes in time and misses the exit.

They catch the next exit, and the man in the car next to them directs them to the closest gas station. He even lets them cut in front of him to take the left turn, and they marvel at his kindness. The girls run out of the car, and Yi-na gets gas for the car. Except she doesn’t know how to open the fuel door, so the gas station worker, who we’ll later know as SEO JANG-HOON (Kim Min-seok), gives her a hand.

The girls pile back into the car, and Ji-won stalls so that she won’t need to sit in the middle seat. She strategically gets into the car to make Eun-jae sit in the middle, but Eun-jae runs out of the car after noticing a mistake on their receipt. Then she realizes there’s no mistake and returns to the car, making Ji-won take the middle seat once again. Ji-won is not pleased.

They continue onwards, and Yi-na yells at the chatty housemates to be quiet so that she can hear the GPS navigate their way home. As they listen in, her phone dies, and they fall into chaos once more. They take the exit and make multiple trips around the roundabout before remembering the last direction the GPS told them to go. They seemingly head in the right direction and sigh in relief.

The road becomes windier and denser with trees, and Ji-won wonders if this is the right direction. As night falls, they all become anxious that they’re headed in the wrong direction, but they continue on anyway because Yi-na can’t turn around. Jin-myung tries turning on Yi-na’s charged phone, but they have no service. So they continue on the dark road with warning signs about the road surface and mines.

As they turn, Ji-won spots a person standing and holding a sign, but none of the other girls notice it. They slowly approach a well-lit house, and they celebrate the discovery of a vacation house. Yi-na says that she can’t drive anymore and assertively walks to the front door to request a place to sleep for the night, even if the place is way out of their budget.

After a few aggressive knocks, a familiar man comes to the door. It’s the man who let them cut in front to go to the gas station earlier that day. They ask for a place to stay, and the man hesitates because he’s not ready to open for business right now, but at their pleading looks, he eventually agrees to let them stay for one night.

Jin-myung asks for the price, and he offers them the place for 50,000 won because the place isn’t properly ready for guests yet. It’s a total steal for the ladies, and they quickly hand him the money before he changes his mind. He needs to be instructed to give them the key, but his clueless behavior goes unnoticed, especially when the girls see how spacious and luxurious the place is.

The man walks through the main house, and we see that he’s held the real owners of the place—a middle-aged couple—hostage, hands tied and mouths taped shut. He casually grabs an apple from the fridge and saunters over to his briefcase of knives, pulling one out while the couple cowers fearfully.

Suddenly, the hungry girls arrive at the door asking for the barbecue course advertised in the flyer they found in the house. The burglar hesitates, then agrees to feed them and sends them outside to wait while he prepares the food. He even rips off the duct tape from the hostage husband (apologizing after hilariously waxing off the man’s mustache) to ask where the charcoal is.

The burglar sets up the barbecue outside, and ducks out of the shot when Ji-won takes pictures for her blog. When he overhears Ji-won’s plans to promote the place on her blog, he decides that won’t be okay.

Burglar man picks out an expensive bottle of alcohol from the owners’ cabinet, which he offers to the girls, saying that it was a gift but he’s quit drinking. Yi-na recognizes the bottle as a super expensive spirit, and Eun-jae suddenly wonders…

Burglar man tenses, in case he’s been caught. But Eun-jae simply supposes the man doesn’t know how expensive the spirit is. Jin-myung suggests that they sell the bottle instead, but Ji-won has already opened it for their enjoyment. Burglar man watches the girls indulge in the expensive alcohol and heads back indoors, where he casually watches the news about a fatal car accident caused by the driver sleeping at the wheel.

After the barbecue party, the housemates call it a night, retiring to their rooms to sleep. It begins to rain, and burglar man walks toward the guest house with an ax in hand. Just as he’s about to key into the door, the light turns on inside.

It’s Jin-myung, and she heads upstairs looking for Ji-won. Jin-myung drunkenly marches into Ji-won’s room and tosses the keychains she bought from China. She says that she brought back the dreaded keychain souvenirs from China and also hands them to Ye-eun and Eun-jae, as if daring them to complain about them.

She asks if they have anything to tell her, but the girls just meekly thank her for the gift. That’s it for her business, and she tells them all to go back to bed. She starts to leave Ji-won’s room, but turns back to turn off the light. Ji-won seems amused by Jin-myung’s timid nature and goes back to sleep.

Still lurking outside the front door, burglar man sees that the lights have turned off, and tries to break in again. But this time, Ji-won wakes up and turns on the light, making him lurch back again.

Ji-won walks over to Eun-jae’s bedroom and nudges her awake with her foot. She tells her that the middle seat is reserved for the maknae, and Eun-jae sleepily agrees not to defy this hierarchy, even though she has no idea what Ji-won is talking about.

The house goes dark again, and burglar man sees his chance again… until the lights once again turn back on inside the house. Ha!

It’s Eun-jae’s turn to get revenge, and she squeezes and pulls on Ye-eun’s cheek, asking why she keeps cutting her off. Ye-eun groggily apologizes, and Eun-jae tells her to be careful.

Burglar man gives up trying to break in and huddles by the door, falling asleep there. Ye-eun wakes up next to go to the bathroom and wonders why her cheek hurts so much. Noticing Yi-na on her way upstairs, Ye-eun crouches down next to her, but we don’t see what happens next…

The next morning, burglar man wakes up on the steps outside, and he’s frustrated that he didn’t get his job done. He’s missed his chance, so he improvises and looks through the medicine cabinets to find zolpidem, a sedative.

When Yi-na wakes up in the morning, she finds Ye-eun sleeping next to her and tells her, “Live well.” In the car, she hangs Jin-myung’s keychain on her rearview mirror, and burglar man approaches her with a cup of coffee that he drugged. He watches her intently, but walks away when he realizes that he’s being suspicious.

Just before Yi-na takes a sip of the coffee, she notices Jin-myung in her rearview mirror. She hands the coffee to Jin-myung, saying that it’s repayment for the keychain.

Jin-myung starts to take a sip, but just as she raises the cup, she remembers her drunken state from last night and how she’d picked a fight with Ji-won. She seeks her out, but luckily Ji-won isn’t mad and says that Jin-myung’s drunken actions made her seem more human. Jin-myung offers the coffee to Ji-won, who tries to drink it lying down but spills a bit on her shirt.

Eun-jae runs in to rush Ji-won, who’s jumped in the shower. Eun-jae warns Ji-won that she’ll have to take the middle seat if she’s too late, and Ji-won offers her the coffee that’s sitting there.

Eun-jae watches Ye-eun pat on her makeup and comment on her sore cheek. Apologetic about the cheek-grabbing, Eun-jae offers the coffee to Ye-eun, who takes the coffee but notices that it’s no longer hot.

Ye-eun transfers the coffee from the mug into a glass with ice, and before she can take a sip, Yi-na yells at her to hurry up. So Ye-eun leaves the iced coffee behind on the table, and Yi-na grabs the original coffee cup to return to burglar man.

Outside, Yi-na returns the cup and thanks him for the stay. Ye-eun follows her out with the iced coffee and hands him the cup, claiming to have made it herself. The housemates drive out, and burglar man happily waves goodbye. Then, he proceeds to down the whole iced coffee drink—the same coffee that he spiked with sedatives.

The housemates are amazed at their luck with their overnight stay, completely unaware of the burglar man’s real intentions. Meanwhile, the burglar man sharpens a knife and hums about falling asleep at the wheel. He begins to yawn as he sharpens the knife, and the hostage couple prepares for their impending death. But as the burglar man walks toward the couple, his eyelids become heavy and his gait becomes unstable. He collapses in front of the couple and falls into a deep sleep, and the hostage husband grabs the knife with his feet.

The housemates return to Belle Epoque, where they’ve set up decorations for Jin-myung’s return. They pop balloons with confetti to celebrate, and Yi-na brings out a surprise cake from the fridge. Excited to be all together, they celebrate the reunion of the five of them, but their excitement is short-lived.

Yi-na shares that they’re about to break up again and reveals that she’s been offered to run a store down in Suwon, and she was supposed to head down this morning. It’s shocking news for all of them, and they all become emotional at the thought of Yi-na no longer living with them.

The housemates help Yi-na load her luggage into the car, and Eun-jae begins to cry. Yi-na insists that this isn’t goodbye forever, but Eun-jae knows that it won’t be the same as living together. She knows that the occasional visits will eventually stop, and that’s how they all will separate eventually.

They all embrace, and Yi-na thanks Jin-myung for teaching her so much. Crying uncontrollably, Yi-na gets into the driver’s seat, and Jin-myung tells her, “I love you.” Yi-na responds through her tears, “I love you, too. I really love you. Don’t forget me.”

They wave goodbye, telling her not to die and to eat well. Yi-na tries to turn on the engine, but nothing happens and the car doesn’t budge. She tries again as her former housemates continue to wave and cry, but the car refuses to start (and the camera pans over to show us that it was left in drive, haha). The girls finally realize that there’s a problem with the car, which puts a pause on their farewells.

Yi-na calls for car maintenance, and Eun-jae shares a news story about a serial killer who was caught because he overdosed on sedatives. They all agree that the serial killer was dumb, and they laugh about wasting all their tears, completely unaware of their encounter with the serial killer.

And then, we skip ahead to ten months later.

An unfamiliar face walks down the street and stops at the Belle Epoque House. Sporting a short haircut and dressed in all black, she nervously takes a deep breath before ringing the doorbell.

 
COMMENTS

While I think the rest of this season may be watchable without too much of the first season’s background, this season premiere definitely felt more like an homage to the previous season. It’s not a bad thing at all—as a fan of the first season, I enjoyed this transition into the new season. I loved how we were introduced our original housemates with the small things that bother one another. Like who’s obligated to take that middle seat, or the expectation that someone can read my mind and know that I am thirsty. Little things and tiny details make these friendships seem more genuine, and it’s funny that the pettiest things make our housemates’ relationship appear stronger.

I loved how Yi-na’s driving became so central to this first episode, and I was so amused by how many things could go wrong. I didn’t expect to be so entertained by terrible driving, but these housemates really executed some great comedy. On top of that, the eerie vacation house and serial killer storyline made the first episode particularly bizarre, though there were plenty of enjoyable hijinks, like the incredible passing of the coffee cup, which came full circle on the killer and marked his own undoing. That was a nice touch to wrap up a short plotline effectively, without making it something too dramatic. This episode was so unexpectedly funny, and I loved how it turned out.

I was wary that the transitioning out of Yi-na could be clunky and forced, but I thought it was done rather seamlessly. Instead of focusing on how to make her exit, the story focused on the dynamics of the five housemates, who’ve essentially become family through their growing pains and self-discoveries. It’s hard to let go of people who’ve been so central to your growth, but letting go is also a part of growing and changing. Though I wish our core five members could continue together, I am looking forward to some new faces to shake up the story with some baggage to unload. With a new member of the house (and a new Eun-jae), I’m excited to see mysteries and trials and tribulations of our new Belle Epoque crew.

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Its here! Its finally here! Didn't doubt you for a second DB Team. Even when subs fail us, you guys never will. *fingerhearts*

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This was a great first episode, I was laughing so much during the car ride through hell to the airport and again at the coffee merry-go-round and was laugh-crying at Yi-na's good-bye scene because of the awkward "I'm going now, but not really". The transition from the first season felt seamless, like no time has passed at all (except for the time jump) since the characters still interacted as they would normally and the rapport was there all along.

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The coffee merry-go-round was gold ! I felt it coming back to the murderer and laughed so much. Kang Unnie's not-really-farewell made her departure lighter and more bearable for viewers. I want to see more of her driving tho.

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It was such great first episode! I felt a roller coaster of emotions watching this ranging from laughter to horror at what they might face to laughter again to sadness. I care so much about theses girls that the whole going into the woods with the psycho guy really freaked me out! I kept imagining the worst. But I guess what we can take away from that whole experience is that as long as these girls are together, they will face and overcome whatever life throws at them as together. And I love them for that. So ultimately the ending scene made me that much sadder to know they are going to be separated again. I can't express enough how much I love this show!

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i started tearing up when everyone was saying their farewells to yi-na, but ended up laughing instead when she couldn't start the car HAHA. i remember the first season's premiere being instant love for me, but this one is ten times better and ten times funnier, and makes me even more excited for what's to come. :D

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I'm torn, ? wanna read the recaps, and then I don't. How many hours till the subs appear?! ?

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So far the only streaming site that provides subs to kdramas which has Age of Youth S2 is On Demand Korea. The video is still raw but they were the ones who subbed Woman of Dignity so I'm crossing my fingers.

Unless a subbing community picks it up.

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Yeah WOD subs usually would appear on Sunday-Monday. Maybe they will release it soon? :/

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On Demand Korea doesn't sub all the shows they license.

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Someone asked On Demand Korea through email if they were going to subtitle this, since they have the raw, but they replied that they don't have the license for subtitles and will only be uploading raws.

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*sigh* I'm holding off, I always watch the episode first. BUT I want to cry!!! :'( Even the recap is out, where are the subs??

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Sigh...
Why did you have to do the recap before the subs are out??
How could you betray us like that :( :(

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In my opinion, DB did a great job doing so. Some people had already watched the episodes raw, and thanks to this recap, people can understand what is actually happening. :) Just an opinion, though.

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Most people have watched it raw already whether they understand Korean it or not. I guess if you haven't watched the drama yet, then you can always come back to the recaps once you are done?

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DB has its own shedule. I guess if you don't wanna be spoiled, don't read this recap for the mean time ?

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Wait, do people really feel betrayed that we put out a recap earlier rather than later? Is this a real thing? Honest question!

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It was supposed to be whiny in a 15 year old way, but instead everyone jumped in the "protect dramabeans" wagon.
I don't care one way or another, but thought to ask for anyone who might feel like they got spoiled.
Again forgot the strong internet community thingies...

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Really honest question, but why do you feel a recap for an episode is a spoiler? It's not spoiling anything beyond the episode, and nothing that shows on the front page is a spoiler. I ask because if there's something we could be doing better, I'm open to it. But I can't see that here...

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with the recap format - all spoilers for an episode are enclosed, and therefore if you want to avoid them, you can.
I think it's just a matter being tempted to read the recap before watching the episode.

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Agree with @frabbycrabsis, but if I were to look at the flip side of the argument, it may be that people who are waiting for subs and trying not to be spoiled also feel they may not be able to participate in the discussion as easily? Especially for a show which has a following like this one.

I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I personally don't watch raw so I'll wait it out, and then just read the recap later, or vice versa. For me not being able to participate isn't a big issue; we have the fan wall for later discussion. But then I also feel like those of us waiting for subs will all end up back here around the time subs post, so it doesn't feel like the recap discussion possibilities die -- they just get moved to later than when the actual recap posts.

However, because I can't speak for everyone, there may be other beanies who prefer to discuss real time in the recap threads, and maybe this is a disadvantage for them?

Sorry to ramble, I'm just trying to see both sides of the situation.

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A recap spoils the episode if you haven't watched it. I'm in the camp that only reads recaps after I've watched the show. I will completely stay away from your site because the short post or picture often gives away what's happened. Sometimes its the first sentence, like the romance is back!! Okay, it's a general hint, but my personal preference is to watch without knowing anything at all. I appreciate that you guys minimize spoils. I have no issues with your recaps. As long as pictures that represent major spoilers are avoided, I'm happy.

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Agree with @frabbycrabsis and @snarkyjellyfish. I usually watch raw since I have the patience of a toddler and I can generally understand 90% of whats happening. The 10% I don't understand I either re-watch with subs later on or (at times when subs are late by 2 days or more) go to dramabeans for the recaps. If I want to avoid spoilers I just skip the recaps its as simple as that. I feel its a win win situation since those who do watch raw can read the recaps and those who don't can just come back to it. Specially now since the latest comments get posted on the comment section, even if we come back months later to comment on a post, it won't get lost under the previous comments. This way people who watch later can also participate in the discussion so I don't see anything wrong with the way things are.

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Yeah you are whiny indeed. Instead of complaining about a content you read for FREE. Why don't you just appreciate that someone is willing to recap this show. Also, this is not only because of the "protect dramabeans" wagon, I'm just sick of the entitlement people have on the internet. Oooh.. so you're spolied. Poor you.. Guess what? Don't open the page and don't read it.

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I don't feel betrayed, if anything I feel thankful!!! I have been waiting forever for the subs and I am still waiting. I am glad you all did a recap so I can finally have some way to enjoy the second season even if I can't watch the show yet. <3 much love for dramabeans as always.

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Not really, we might or might not get subs someday so recap is extra needed here.
For people who want to take part in discussion-well, that's why we have a recap you could easily read

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Not by dramabeans at least, by subbers kinda. It's Tuesday now and the subs haven't been release which now I don't know why. Instead I feel grateful for dramabeans because you're the only way I'm going to understand completely what's going on in the chapters since it appears nobody is going to sub it.

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reading is one thing, seeing is another. just to end this argument, all green of skin 800 centuries ago For the fundamental truth self-determination of the cosmos, for dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.

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P.S. I am not a bot.

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I just want to know what that meant, lol. I feel like the secrets to the universe are held in that sentence. If only I could break the code.

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It's a quote from the movie 'Mars Attacks!'

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This is the stupidest comment I've ever seen... Why would you put an effort to come to this website, search for the recap and disappoint yourself? You should ask this question to yourself.
Betray?? So ridiculous. Are you a 12-year-old or something?

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15 years old. Says the comments above ?

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I'm glad to say that the first episode didn't disappoint, although I was a little hesitant at first because of the Eun-jae switcheroo. Despite the changes, my favourite aspects of Season 1 (the friendships and the cuteness/ comedy) managed to be carried forward to Season 2. I can't wait to see how the new addition of Belle Epoque will be like!

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I'm satisfied with the Ryu Hwa-young cameo. I didn't expect much, but I'm glad she got a proper send-off to her character.

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Also, it's kind of interesting how Ahn Woo-yeon's parents are the victims of the serial killer. Will that be important?

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Really?

I think not, I think that will put as "how you think the world are so wide but actually world are so small"

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Thanks for the recap I understood more than when I watched the episode raw. Kang Unnie's departure was well done ! I hope she will visit from time to time. I like the interviews being now inserted in episodes. It's a fresh change. I'm ready to see more of the girls and the new roommate :D

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awwwwww... thank you for fast recap. I watched it RAW and tried to figure out what was happening :).

Yi-Na moved to Suwon, to be closed the "Father" house, hehehehe. What a coincidence! :)

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OMG, you're right! I wouldn't have remembered if not for your comment. Maybe Father's Snackfood reopened :p

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Mom and Dad have been back for MY and JH's wedding, then be back on the road again :) :) :) :)

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Still haven't watched the episode but I'm happy that the comments are positive. Still crossing fingers and toes for it to be good all throughout the show.

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--Spoilers (ish)--

Wait, so EunJae and her boyfriend are still together???
WE HAVE TO SEE THEM BREAK UP!?!!?
I can't do this.
Hopefully they break up for like... 4 episodes and then immediately get back together.

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Fair. I haven't seen episode 2 yet because it was hard enough getting through episode 1 without knowing what was going on.

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I think with the 10 month after Kang Unni left some things happen, one of them is Eunjae and her bf broke up

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Who's going to watch mainly to see what awesome outfits Ji Won's going to wear? ME.

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thanks DB for the recap,amazingly done ??,
wish for the subbed episode come faster ?

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ohhh my god, what a great first episode. i couldn't stop laughing during kang unnie's driving scene - the way she snapped at eun-jae to sit down because she couldn't see when she was trying to change lanes, but then ye-eun just screams at her to go. they haven't a changed a single bit, i love it. i didn't know how they were going to incorporate kang unnie's cameo into this season, but the way they handled her departure far exceeded my expectations - it felt like an appropriately graceful way of saying goodbye, especially since she was my favourite character.

also, something about that tiny kim min-seok snippet has me really excited for his character too!

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I am on process to accepting the new Eunjae, atleast even if her facial expression and her appearance not the same with "Park Hyesoo" Eunjae, but she has the same voice and way of speak

but Eunjae is forever chubby cutie for me... but yeah, we have to accept it :")

and I realized that I'm crazy with this series, when I'm desperately looked up for any sub available like 5 times per day

You are soo fast! Thankyou :)

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YES! My girls are back!!! I hope the writing remains as engaging as season 1! right in time for college to start again, bless jtbc~

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Yaay .... finally I can follow this drama...love you DB ?....still sad that there are no subs?

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Thank you so much for the recap! I watched the episode raw but now I get to properly understand!

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Glad to see that Kang Unnie got a proper send-off. She was my favorite character in the 1st season and still hoping we'll get to see her again in maybe one of the later episodes. I have yet to watch the 1st and 2nd episodes, maybe later when more subbed ones come out.

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I really hope the first two eps become available with English subs soon. It seems to me that the more streaming sites come into play, the harder (instead of easier) it becomes for the viewer.

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Hey guys. Ep 1 and 2 are available with english sub on Tribe app. I don't know whether it is available worldwide or not. Hope it helps.

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What is this app? I've never heard of it.

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Is that the full name of the app? All I am finding is messaging apps and games lol

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All I found when doing a google search was an app for doing video chats.

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Try Apple App Store. I'm from South East Asia so I'm not sure if it's limited to the region. You may try K+

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I searched both from the app store, and they're not showing up for me, so I guess the apps aren't available in my country. Oh well.

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Thanks!! Finally watched ep 2 with subs!

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THANK YOUUUU! Did not know a day would come that I'd be finally using my Tribe App!!!! It's free with my data plan which is a plus!

To those countries with no Tribe App, you may try K+. Tribe gets the content from K+ :)

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Btw, I'm using an iPhone. You may download the app via Appstore. App is similar to Viu but with limited collection of dramas and movies.

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downloaded the app via apk but when you open it message tells you content is not available in my country. Ah will just have to wait longer for subs.

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thank you for the recap @dramallama.
it's almost a week but still no subs.
i was just amazed how Jiwoo channel EunJae like ParkHyesoo did, including the voice, the tone and the spirit (if i say it. LOL). totally no complain about the recast.

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I haven't watched this yet -- blame the lack of subs -- but I am most wary about the ~new Eun Jae. She was definitely a favourite in the first season, and Park Hye Soo was pitch perfect at portraying the softer maknae with a bit of darkness underneath. I'm just not sure I'll be able to see anyone in that role but her...:(

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Just FYI for people still waiting for subs. I emailed On Demand Korea and asked if they will be subbing the drama, and they said they don't have the license to sub it. I'm not sure who On Demand Korea's target market is, but if it's the western market, then I don't know why they would license the drama at all if they couldn't also get the subbing license. But whatever. Now we know.

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why there are no subs for this drama yet TT ..i want to watch it badly TT TT TT TT

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It was great!! Thank you so, so much for posting this recap. Because I couldn't find anywhere where it was subbed, I watched the raw alongside this recap and it was perfect. The entire experience was amazing and I truly enjoyed this first episode back. Thank you again!

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Aaahh my favourite girl team are back!!!! My week wont be that empty again xD thankyou DB!!

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Thank for the recaps.

If anyone is still looking for eng subs fastdrama has them.

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Can't believe I'm invested in their friendship after nearly an hour (and 12 episodes lol) , that's how I know I'm in this for good, glad that someone finally subbed this precious drama <3

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Lol I meant to say, I cried along with these girls when Yina was departing, which surprised even me. Bye kang unni, you will be missed!

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Watched this episode yesterday with eng sub! It's so much fun! It's great to see the original 5 (though new Eun Jae is a bit off). I had so much laugh during their journey to airport and on the way back! The passing coffee to other person is such an old comedy trick, but it's still funny to me.

Anyway, I gotta admit, I cried during Kang unnie's farewell, though it ended with her not be able to start her car engine. Kang unnie, you'll be missed.

I'm still trying to get used to the new Eun Jae. The actress tried so hard to get the old Eun Jae's vibe, I did feel it sometimes, but it seems forced. It seems like she's stuck with imitating Park Hye Soo's style delivering Eun Jae and when she loosen up a bit, I suddenly feel it's out of character and it's not Eun Jae that I knew already.

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Ok watched the first ep again...the girl that is in front of Yoon sunbae coming off the plane...isn't that Jo Eun's friend?

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I rewatched that scene after reading your comment. Oh yes! She's in front of Yoon sunbae! Omoooo

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It can't be something random. There has to be a reason...right?

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I think i might be the few people watching this that hasnt really watched through the whole first season, i kinda watched a few eps but didnt have time to catch up completely before this came out!! so as a somewhat fresh viewer who kinda knew the dynamic i think this was a pretty good 1st episode because it felt natural in a way that other slice of life dramas may not always be in. It feels like a story like this could have happened to you or someone you know and not a plotline out of a drama script.

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Did anyone notice the middle-aged man throwing his luggage to his aide right behind jin myung coming out of arrivals? It's such a sly dig at that Korean politician whose luggage pushing ways went viral after it was caught on camera, I love it!

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I finally got round to watching it! I'm surprised with the lack of comments but then I think it's due to the lack of subs that are probably putting it off people to watch it now. I loved the moments where you saw what each of them were thinking and I'm glad kang unnie got a good send off. The new eunjae is a bit awkward:( . Looking forward to the next episode where eun appears.

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Bingewatcher's Comment: Hadn't heard the news about the cast changes before watching. I was sad when I didn't see Park Hye-Soo. Felt a bit awkward, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Ji-Woo does with the character (Eun-Jae).

I was sad to see Hwa-Young go, but Writer Park Yeon-Sun definitely did a good job with giving us enough to wrap up her storyline. Whether Hwa-Young (Yi-Na), had to be fazed out because of the scandal or not, it still kind of worked for the story. There are a lot of unexpected and unavoidable transitions when you are in your 20s, so saying goodbye to Hwa-Young's character is bittersweet.

This episode was a great start to ease us in. I'm excited to continue watching. Will leave a bingewatcher's comment on Episode 2 when I finish. ^.^

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