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Jugglers: Episode 16 (Final)

The finale of Jugglers delivers everything I’ve been hoping for—romance, the realization of dreams, and more cuteness than you can shake a raccoon at. But before we get to the fun stuff, there’s still some work to be done, and it isn’t going to be easy to take down someone who’s dedicated himself to destroying Chi-won. It’s going to take a lot of work to bring down Executive Director Jo and restore proper order to the company, but luckily Chi-won and Yoon-yi have a lot of friends willing to help.

 
EPISODE 16: “Whatever it is we want, we will get it”

After getting rid of Director Bong, Yoon-yi wears her shoes from Chi-won to work, and she packs up her desk anticipating her return to the video department. But a familiar cackle echoes down the hall, and Executive Director Jo shows up to announce that he’s now in charge of the company restructuring team. Oh nooo. He informs Yoon-yi that she’s been transferred to the customer service department of YB’s department store.

He moves into Director Bong’s old office, but Chi-won soon shows up to tell him not to get too comfortable. He admits that he’s angry about Yoon-yi’s transfer, and reminds Executive Director Jo that he repays exactly what he gets. He leaves after telling Executive Director Jo that he brought him a gift, which turns out to be a huge bouquet of taffy, a clear insult in this situation. PFFT.

Downstairs in the lobby, Chi-won spots a distressed-looking Yoon-yi sitting with Kyung-rye and heads over to talk to her. He joins her, letting Yoon-yi vent about being sent to work customer service. She feels like Executive Director Jo is subliminally telling her to quit, but Chi-won repeats his promise to bring her back to his department as soon as possible. Yoon-yi asks him to take her box of belongings to her desk since she’ll be back soon anyway, freely admitting that she’s pressuring him to bring her back as soon as possible.

Upstairs, Hwangbo Minion announces that all business related to Yul’s e-sports plan are to be halted immediately. His men begin confiscating the team’s work, and Yul yanks him into his office and demands to know what he wants. Hwangbo Minion tells him to give up on his e-sports business and make Jung-ae leave the company.

Jung-ae quickly offers to leave if it means Yul could continue working on his e-sports idea, but Yul refuses to give up either. He tells Hwangbo Minion to inform the family elders that he wants his share of the company immediately, and that he’ll do whatever he wants with the money.

He threatens that if they don’t comply, he’ll tell the world that the name “YB” is an attempt to shake their humble beginnings as descendants of a servant. Hwangbo Minion claps a hand over Yul’s mouth, and Jung-ae leaps at him, hanging on his arm until he lets Yul go.

Yoon-yi is forced to deal with difficult customers at her new job in customer service. When one particularly nasty VVIP customer screeches that she’s entitled to return a blouse after getting lipstick all over it, Yoon-yi’s manager pulls her aside. She’s given the list of VVIP customers and annoying customers to look over, and she spots a familiar company name on the list — America Pictures, the contractor complaining about unfair work practices in the ad department.

With Executive Director Jo’s promotion, Chi-won decides that he needs to air his whistle-blower episode on Executive Director Jo’s department as soon as possible. His team complains that they can’t get through to anyone at America Pictures, but Chi-won says that they just need to be more creative.

Kyung-rye helps out by delaying Executive Director Jo at the coffee shop (LOL, she tells him that everything is sold out, even water and ice) so that Chang-soo can sneak Executive Director Jo’s wallet out of his pocket. He returns it a few minutes later by snuggling up to Executive Director Jo from behind, pretending to be fondling his butt.

Team Leader Gong calls American Pictures, impersonating Executive Director Jo and saying that he’s sending people over for some documents. Meanwhile, Yoon-yi calls Chi-won to tell him that America Pictures bought over a million gift cards last year from YB Group’s department store.

He says he’ll look into it, then Team Leader Gong comes to tell him that it’s time to go. The entire team stride out of the offices like badasses, flinging their coats on dramatically one at a time.

They head over to the office of America Pictures, stopping to strike a dramatic pose before heading inside to pick up the documents. Unfortunately, one of the employees gets suspicious and calls Executive Director Jo directly, so Chi-won’s team is forced to flee with whatever they managed to grab.

They’re more successful with the second half of their plan, which involves cornering America Pictures’ slippery CEO in his car. They get him to confess to bribing Executive Director Jo, but unfortunately, they weren’t able to obtain any hard evidence of the bribes.

Over dinner, Executive Director Jo makes sure that Bo-na deleted any evidence that might connect him to America Pictures. Bo-na looks uncomfortable, but Executive Director Jo seems confident that he’s one step ahead of Chi-won. Bo-na excuses herself and wanders near the customer service department, where she witnesses Yoon-yi being yelled at by another demanding customer.

Yul takes his team to his house to tell them that he’s soon going to become a president (they cheer) of his own business (they wilt). He asks them all to come work for his new e-sports company, and when they start to leave in a huff, he says that he knows they don’t trust him, but he’s confident he can do this.

They still hesitate, and Yul shoots a desperate look at Jung-ae, who says that she’ll stay until her hundred days are up, like she promised. Team Leader Baek concedes that the risk of this venture is no worse than his constant fear that he’ll be fired from YB Ad, so Yul promises everyone promotions and raises if they stick with him.

They’re all convinced except for Gye-young, the woman who’s always trying to save money. Yul reminds her that he’s a chaebol and that he wouldn’t go independent without thinking it through, and that his share of YB Group is large enough to do what he wants. They all agree, and he makes them cringe by getting on his knees to thank them, hee.

Bo-na can’t sleep that night, thinking about how she told Executive Director Jo that she deleted all evidence of his connection to America Pictures. But she has a flash drive in her hands, presumably with all the evidence stored on it, and she also considers the way Yoon-yi befriended her father.

She makes her decision, and she meets with Yoon-yi to give her the flash drive containing proof that Executive Director Jo has been taking bribes by outsourcing companies. She asks Yoon-yi to pass it on to Chi-won as soon as possible, before Executive Director Jo is named vice president. Yoon-yi worries that Executive Director Jo will know that the information came from Bo-na, but Bo-na just apologizes for taking so long to do the right thing.

She says that she won’t be able to get a job as an assistant after this, but she asks hesitantly if it’s too late to be friends with Yoon-yi again. Yoon-yi says that they never stopped being friends, then she takes the flash drive directly to Chi-won.

Bo-na gives Executive Director Jo her resignation, telling him that she’s choosing friendship over success. She says that she used to respect him for getting where he was through hard work, but then he began taking the wrong path. She tells Executive Director Jo that her last duty as his assistant is to stop him.

Chi-won and the video team stay up late analyzing the information on the flash drive. Yoon-yi drops by with food, drinks, and moral support, and soon Chi-won declares their work done for the day. They all head home happily, anticipating their upcoming triumph over Executive Director Jo, but that night a shadowy figure slips into the meeting room and steals all of their hard work.

The following morning Executive Director Jo dresses in a tuxedo and does his happy dance, looking forward to his promotion to vice president and the dissolution of the video department. Vice President Do notices when Chi-won fails to show up to the company meeting, but he asks Executive Director Jo to say a few words as the newly chosen vice president.

Standing, Executive Director Jo starts to make a flowery speech, but he’s interrupted when Chi-won runs breathlessly into the room. Chi-won says that he was showing the company chairman a video, and that he found it so interesting that he wanted everyone here to see it. The video is his conversation with the America Pictures CEO, who goes into detail about Executive Director Jo’s taking of bribes and his corrupt business practices.

We flash back to last night as the shadowy figure left the meeting room, only to find themselves surrounded by the video department team. The thief turned out to be Gye-young from Yul’s team, who had burst into tears.

In private, she’d confessed to Chi-won and Yoon-yi that her family is in a lot of debt and her contract was ending soon, so she was tempted by the money that Executive Director Jo offered for her to spy. Chi-won had told her that they’re the only ones who know about this, and that he’ll let Yul decide what to do with her. But in return, he’d asked Gye-young for a favor.

Back at the meeting, Executive Director Jo regains his wits and starts frantically denying the accusations of bribery. The audit team comes to take him away, but they stop long enough for Chi-won to remind Executive Director Jo, “I warned you not to touch Yoon-yi.” Executive Director Jo tries to kick Chi-won, but Chi-won just knocks his leg away before he’s dragged out kicking and screaming.

Outside, Chi-won finds Yoon-yi waving at him, and just like he promised, she runs to him wearing the shoes he bought her. He hugs her tightly and says that he kept his promise, but she retorts that he hasn’t fully kept his promise until he moves back into his apartment at her house.

Yul pouts and whines at Chi-won as he packs his things,offering to forget the house rules if he’ll stay. Chi-won tells Yul to stop being clingy, but Yul protests that he’ll be all alone and lonely again, and that they’ll never see each other once he starts his business. So Chi-won promises to come play with Yul sometimes, calling himself “hyung” now that they won’t be working together, which makes Yul’s entire week.

Yoon-yi cooks steak that evening to celebrate, but she accidentally sets it on fire. Chi-won rushes over and puts out the fire without even thinking. He grabs her to make sure she’s okay, and she notes that he fearlessly ran towards the fire. She says that maybe it’s because he was with her, and he half jokes that she’ll just have to stay with him forever.

Being so close to Yoon-yi makes Chi-won think of things other than food. He grabs her up, sets her on the table, and kisses her soundly. Soon clothes are flying around the room and the steak is entirely forgotten.

They lay face-to-face in bed later, and Yoon-yi reaches out to caress the burn scars on Chi-won’s shoulder. He asks sleepily, “Why do you like someone with so many scars, like me? There are plenty of normal people around you. You’re a fool.”

But she tells him that there are no normal people — that everyone just acts that way. “You’re special,” she says. “You’re very special to me.” Chi-won replies, “Thank you for cherishing someone like me.”

Sometime later, Chi-won goes to Yoon-yi’s mother’s hair salon to talk to her, using the excuse that he needs a haircut. As she works, she tells him that his head is pretty, and he says nervously that other parts of him are pretty, too, making her chuckle. Chi-won says that he’ll wait until she likes him, making his intention to stay with Yoon-yi clear.

Mom relaxes and offers to style his hair, but the results are… less than stellar. Even Tae-yi is taken aback when he walks in and sees Chi-won, but he gets over his shock when Chi-won tells him to bring his resume to the office tomorrow. Chi-won prepares to leave, but Mom heaves a big sigh, smiles, and invites him to stay for dinner.

When Tae-yi arrives at YB Ad in the morning, he’s confused when Chi-won leads him, not upstairs, but to Kyung-rye’s cafe. Kyung-rye isn’t thrilled at the idea of Yoon-yi’s little brother working for her, but Chi-won gives her a letter of recommendation and tells Tae-yi to work hard for six months and they’ll see what happens.

Everyone comes outside to say goodbye to Vice President Do, who’s oddly dressed in a leather jacket and carrying a motorcycle helmet. It all makes sense when Yul drives up on his precious bike and hands over the keys, taking Vice President Do’s money and quipping that starting a business is expensive, hee.

Vice President Do says that he’s proud of Yul, wishing him luck. He turns to Yoon-yi to thank her for the changes she’s influenced in Chi-won, and Chi-won even gives him a big hug and promises to play with him often. Vice President Do jumps on the bike, shoots everyone a finger-heart, and zooms off into his retirement. Perfect.

Jung-ae, Kyung-rye, and even Bo-na spend time at Yoon-yi’s house, enjoying some PPL skincare. Bo-na sighs that she’s having trouble finding a new job, and Kyung-rye says she can always come work for her at her new drama set coffee cart business. They joke that out of all of them, she’s the only CEO, hee.

The coffee cart does seem to be doing booming business, and ha, they’re stationed on the set of a drama titled “Jugglers,” with a poster thanking the staff and actors from actor In Gyo-jin. While aggressively buffing the poster, Tae-yi spots In Gyo-jin in line and fanboys at him.

Kyung-rye says that he looks just like someone she knows, but she waves off the resemblance, since the “Cutter Jo” she knows is in prison. In Gyo-jin tries to order a drink, but she says they’re sold out, and he stomps off in a huff.

Bo-na visits Executive Director Jo in prison, where he seems to have gotten over his resentment towards her, and he even tells her that he’s been repenting a lot lately. She says that the auditing team finally released his phone to her, and she plays him a video that he used to watch on the phone every day (that explains why he refused to upgrade his phone).

It’s a video of his mother lying in a hospital bed, where she’d gasped that she wants to see him as a senior managing director before she dies. Executive Director Jo smiles this sad, wistful smile as he starts to cry. He says regretfully that he shouldn’t have let himself get greedy, and he tells Bo-na that he misses his mother.

Bo-na says that he was very cool when he was a senior managing director, so much that he was her role model. She remembers working overtime all the time, but that she was happy then. Executive Director Jo says that when it comes to work skills or people skills, Bo-na is the best, and he tells her that he’ll pray for her to get a great job working for a good boss.

Sometime later, Yul’s e-sports youth team (named “The Queen’s Knights,” I love it!) works hard to practice for their next competition, and of course Jung-ae’s son Gun-woo is on the team. Team Leader Baek and the rest of the team are there, though they complain that they might go out of business before they win their first tournament. Ha, it turns out that Yul owned shares of YB Group, just not a lot of shares, and the fledgling business is floundering.

Gye-young is there too, but she’s been demoted to the position of Yul’s assistant. She brings him coffee, and she forgets herself and sasses him when he complains that there’s not enough whipped cream in his drink. Yul reminds her that she signed a 20-year contract to work for him, and she stammers an apology.

Aw yay, Jung-ae still works for Yul, too! She’s a lot more capable these days, running around fixing problems for everyone and nearly singlehandedly keeping the office running. And when Yul wails that their coach left, she runs downstairs, starts up the motorcycle, and drives off with Yul riding behind her. Yul apologizes for things being so tough, but she calls back, “It’s okay, we’re doing what we want! I’m having fun!”

Life goes on in Chi-won’s video department, with a new batch of interns arriving for work and Yul still requesting free PR videos, ha. The young, attractive team member has an obvious crush on Chang-soo, but he’s still hung up on Yoon-yi and doesn’t notice.

Chi-won tells Yoon-yi that he’s got some new rules for her to follow. They’re the same “rules” he issued when she first started: not to smile in case someone gets the wrong idea, not to cater to just anyone, and not to be unnecessarily nice all the time. He even complains that her heels are getting higher lately.

But Yoon-yi knows him now, and she knows that he’s just thinking of her comfort. She gently chides him for nagging, but he says it’s his interest in her. Yoon-yi asks why he never attends her lectures if he’s so interested, and Chi-won grumbles that it’s embarrassing because she always talks about him, ha. She stomps out annoyed, and Chi-won realizes that he just made a huge mistake.

The next time Yoon-yi gives a lecture (she’s teaching executives how to be good bosses), she catches sight of Chi-won sneaking in late with a huge bouquet of flowers. She sends him a cheeky little grin when she mentions difficult bosses, reminding him of how hard he was on her when they first met. When she’s finished, Chi-won gives her a thumbs-up and a proud smile.

The go for a walk, where Yoon-yi needles Chi-won to tell her when he first started liking her. He tries to avoid answering, but she keeps pushing until he finally leans close to whisper something in her ear. Stunned, Yoon-yi breathes, “Really? Your heart pounded then?

Chi-won says it’s true, then holds out a hand to her. As she takes it, we see that they’re finally wearing matching couple rings, awww. Chi-won pulls her close and says sweetly, “I love you, Yoon-yi-ah.” She says she loves him, too, and he kisses her.

 
COMMENTS

What a great finale! I’m completely satisfied with how everything ended — it’s a little on the fluffy side, but the show always leaned towards fluffy in general, so I found the conclusion completely fitting. And despite being a bit more optimistic than realistic, Jugglers stayed strong from beginning to end, never dropping its sweet tone or making me feel like it forgot the story it was here to tell.

I said in an earlier recap that it feels as though the show was made with a lot of love, from the actors down to the humblest intern, and I could really sense that love in this final episode. Everything was addressed — if anything was forgotten as Chi-won and Yoon-yi’s story concludes, I can’t think of it, and we even got a lovely kiss-and-more scene! I particularly love that Chi-won even conquered his fear of fire when called on to protect Yoon-yi, and that he didn’t forget to talk to her mother and reassure her that he’s not going anywhere.

I also loved how Yul and Jung-ae’s story was wrapped up, with him starting his own business doing what he loves and her flourishing in her capability as his partner. They even mentioned that she’s taking classes, and it’s nice to see her continuing to improve herself. I’m happy that she and Yul are still working together and supporting each other, and I have no doubt that they’ll succeed at whatever they do.

My favorite thing about Chi-won and Yoon-yi as a couple has consistently been that, no matter what happens to them and no matter what anyone says, they never let anything separate them. And there was no big drama to their relationship either — once they realized they cared for each other, that was it, they were together. They didn’t allow company politics, personal struggles, or meddling family members have a say in their relationship, or get under their skin and make them doubt each other. Each obstacle only made them stronger in this lovely, grounding way rather than through fireworks and hysterical behavior. They just loved each other, and quietly let everyone and everything deal with it if they didn’t like it.

It was great to see how they inspired each other to be better, too. Chi-won had the most progress to make, and I was honestly shocked when we saw flashbacks on him when he first met Yoon-yi, and how cold and cruel he could be. She taught him that people can be interested in him without being intrusive, and that in turn, he could be interested in others without threatening his own privacy. It was such a change to see him show compassion to Gye-young and even get her on their side, which is totally something Yoon-yi would have done. And in turn, Yoon-yi learned from Chi-won how to stand up for herself, and that being a good friend and employee doesn’t mean she has to be a doormat and compromise her own principles.

Jugglers didn’t offer anything new or innovative as it told its story, but what it did do, it did with so much love and cuteness that I couldn’t help loving the show right back. It reminded me a lot of Radiant Office, but even softer and more heartwarming. The characters were sweet and endearing, the situations were simple yet still managed to make me care, and even the villains, while mean, never really had a chance at winning. I never had to worry too much that everyone would get their happily ever after, and for once I liked it that way. With many dramas, these things would be a mark against them, but somehow Jugglers never felt flat, boring, or too predictable. I’m going away from the show feeling all warm inside, like I just had a cup of hot cocoa made by someone who loves me.

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I was also drawn to this kdrama series because of Daniel Choi to be honest....i can be a bit picky on the korean dramas i watch to be honest (my aunt has much higher standards i tell you than me when it comes to kdramas)

to be honest this is the first drama that has NO NOBLE IDIOCY IN A SORT OF WAY I THINK???
also i wanna say that the whole drama itself is LIGHT, LOVELY and YOU CAN LEARN A REAL LIFE LESSON ON HOW A PERSON GIVES-OUT/SHARE HIS/HER LOVE TO SOMEONE ELSE (episode 9 LOVE LESSON by Chi-Won will be forever drilled into my mind, heart & soul....which for me is a REAL LOVE ADVISE that can affect/be effective in the real world) and other life lessons about friends (grudges, betrayal, forgiving an d becoming freinds again)

I also love how the villain/villains in this drama is not SOOOOO EVIL OR EVEN WORST OR BAD...... unlike other k-dramas i have watched before wherein there is a real bad character they need to put to justice. I was also shocked that the spy was VP DO's assistant & a member of Yool's team.

I also love hopw they wrapped up certain things like Bo-Na's friendship with her friends and many other issues that came upon the characters. I also loved how the staff/crew/pd/writer they wrapped up the whole series w/o the messy shenanigans other kdramas has shown. THANK YOU JUGGLERS KDRAMA for a WONDERFUL KDRAMA SERIES.

also thank you dramabeans staff for recapping this wonderful korean drama!

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And did you see the Racoon baby at the end! Just a wonderful touch and end to a very special drama.

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Oh nooooo I didn't. *runs home to watch the ending again*

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It’s at the very end.A small Racoon sitting in the middle of the the two larger ones on a fence/gate as we pan out. Surprised no one has even mentioned it here .

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Wow, totally missed that, thanks for mentioning! So i guess those are wedding rings..?

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I didn't see that!
*off to rewatching the scene*
I would love it if we could have seen them getting married!

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aaaaaaahhhh, I just finished Jugglers and saw the baby between them!!! I'm legit happy as that the show finished off all the storylines, I can imagine them all in the future and I love when that happens!

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Wow good eye, I had to look really hard to see the baby raccoon. Such a cute show :)

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What a great ending and wrap up to everyone's story. I love that Bo-na chose to do the right thing and regained friendship and confidence in herself. I just wish that Director Jo's smackdown was more satisfying. One of my favorite things about this drama was the lack of NOBLE IDIOCY. Hallelujah

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This show was such a delight from start to finish the actors and their characters are definitely a memorable one. I love office dramas when their is a team and this show delivered on that 👏🏼 I'm glad it stayed light hearted till the end and proved me wrong everytime I was scared it was gonna have a slip up with the main couple. Well done to the cast and crew of this drama ♥️ Gonna miss this one

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Am also relieved Jugglers stays true as a romcom till the end, hooray for no tragic childhood connection and no dead body in sight!

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yes me too i kinda roll my eyes at the 'met when we were children coincidence' and i liked how they met each other under normal circumstances and built their relationship from there

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Was still gloating over Cutter's downfall but than that jail scene with Bo-na happened *heart clutch*. It's a nice closing for these two, knowing that they are still paying for their mistake but improving themselves for a better future too.
What a satisfying final episode, am loving how all the loose ends are tied up nicely (even Tae-yi's employment, hahah) and we still have room for a massive dose of cute. Never thought Yul is really going to strike out on his own, but that's actually the ideal set-up for him and Wangbi to grow together.
Absolutely love it when a show left me sort of being able to imagine what our OTP will be in 5 or 10 years time: balancing each other in life and work, with maybe Chi-won going all the way to the top and Yoon-yi the one calling all the other secretaries to the rooftop ^^
Jugglers has been a fun ride from beginning to end, with zippy plot and minimal angst. The focus is of course on the two couples, but loved that it feels like an ensemble cast where each team member, family & friends play their own important parts. The cast is also super solid, especially the villains. It's been a pleasure, indeed!

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And thank you @lollypip for a great and timely recaps!

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That jail scene made me cry. Jugglers did a lot of unpredictable things, that was one of them. Director Jo was such a caricature, but when he turned sincere, it was heartbreaking.

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Jo Cutter's double chins were his most highlighted features and those facial expressions but i gotta agree his sincerity was pretty heartbreaking

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Double chins 😆
But kudos to In Gyo-jin for playing Cutter so well. The "sold out" scenes got me in stitches!

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I loved how CW finally accepts Yul as his brother! That puppy needs a family member to care for him.
CW had the most growth in this show. From being a prickly, arrogant boss who hates intrusion to a caring, sensitive, loving person, he has come a long way. I loved how he went to YY's mother to assure her he won't be leaving anytime soon. But the hairstyle-NO
I liked how things ended between Yul and JA. I honestly didn't feel any romantic vibes between them since the beginning but wouldn't have mind if things went that way either.
Although the last 4 episodes felt a bit lacklustre to me(I usually feel that way-don't judge me), I liked the way the show wrapped things up-in a neat little bow. Although the ending was predictable, it stayed true to its tone throughout. It was the perfect foil to the sense of heaviness I felt after I watched JBL. So Thank you for that!

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Thanks for the recaps, LollyPip! It was a lovely drama, lots of laughs and not too much angst. I really liked the relationship of Chiwon with his ex-father-in-law, and also the super cuuuuute bromance with Yul.

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Can someone please explain how the taffy is an insult? I don't understand it, is it a pun in Korean?

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Thank You @mary

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A very neat and tidy "and they lived happily ever after" ending to a banal and uninspired drama. Competently made and acted but the plotting and characterization was, very frankly, childlike and unimaginative. It set out to be a "healing" rom-com, whatever that means, and since it was almost offensively unoffensive, I'd guess it succeeded.

The portrayals were, at many points, ludicrously extreme to the point of satire. This was a drama where it made it absolutely, crystal, "you have to be an idiot not to see it" clear who was good and bad with no nuance whatsoever.

YY was, apart from her assistant work, mostly a passive object. She was the epitome of submission and never defied authority figures. As a message for females and especially females who work - that is symbolism that needs to be rejected strongly.

Points to note: Not a single female manager in the office. Women are good for food service, assistants and hairdressing professions.

I resorted to recaps for the final 4 episodes. This drama excelled at delivering the anti-premise of a drama about awesome women in the office.

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I like this drama a lot but I share your view..why there is no female manager or leader in the company. It's a pity.

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Thank you @lollypip for sharing this with us. I have to admit, I said that the last episode was my favorite but we will have to scratch that. This was it. I came in to this drama looking for something light and cute and totally got that and more. I thoroughly enjoyed the main couple. They may not have had the most sizzling chemistry but they were honest and open, and to me that is more believable. I have a request: Daniel Choi needs to do more rom-coms!!
The whole cast was great. I will look forward to check out future works for the production team.

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I second that request! I came directly after finishing Big Man where he played a villian, and I definitely love Chi-won better! I love rom-coms, and I really enjoyed Jugglers! So I wanna see more of DC in rom-coms from now on!

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I started watching this drama yesterday, all 16 episodes in one go. Feel nice to marathon new drama. This ending...this kind of ending is what I hoped in Radiant Office. Anyways....I am glad Jugglers has a very satisfying finale.

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blame the scatterbrained me, but what i really “learnt” from this drama were discrete ways to flip the finger at someone as well as savage insults (whether it be taffy or lift button pressing) oh wells, guess this doesn’t count as a takeaway

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I'm honestly thankfully for how simple and easy this drama was to watch. I don't always want to watch convoluted and twisty dramas with bad guys everywhere you look. Is it wrong to have a drama be just fluff and happiness? Especially since it seems like all the other dramas this cycle leaned towards angst.

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I am with you, dear. I love the simplicity of this drama. There is LOVE everywhere and lots of cute scenes and marshmallows, unicorns and rainbows on every scene! LOL

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thank you for the recap lollypip, this show ends beautifully...cant agree more with you guys!
oh, also...
i want to learn that threatening-smile ala Yul when he said that gye-yool stil have 20 years of work contrct with him. wow...;)

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I am not really sure if I agree with the fact that a secretary works for the man she is screwing. Conflict of interest, power dynamics, anyone? Boss-subordinate relationships can hurt the morale and harm the company if people involved forget professionalism. Lovers woes can lead to uncomfortable work environment, affecting productivity. If the relationship ends on a bad note, one might claim it wasn’t consensual and cry foul. The boss could retaliate by giving a bad performance review, leaving the subordinate unable to land a new job. Does this company even have guidelines on un/acceptable romantic behavior at work? But that’s just me overanalyzing things.

If it brings a lot of cute, I can deal with office romance. Besides, they will surely get married because they are the main leads in this show, right? Working together is the only option for happy ever after in this drama I guess. On a positive note, CW will have biweekly hair makeover from momma bear. Strawberry dongsaeng finally gets a job at YB building, in Kyungrae’s cafe. LOL.

I have consistently liked the video team throughout the show. I am even enjoying the Changsoo’s involvement in the later episodes.

As much as I despise Bona’s previous workings, I am disappointed the show conveniently redeemed her through a sacrifice and left her hanging with no job. As YY acknowledged in the previous episode, Bona dedicated her life and gives her all in everything she does. True, she even went to the dark side just to prove to her boss that she is a good secretary for him. But in the end, she has no job. It’s okay coz her father will be proud of her. I am glad Cutter and Bona reconnected enjoying the happy memories of their simpler position.

Yool created his own little family. Though they are suffering in their startup office, they stayed with him. Loyalty there, my friend.

I enjoyed the drama. It left me questioning the general message of it. But I am glad they packed it in a nice little box with a cutesy ribbon on top.

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It was refreshing to see Chi-Won as a modern practice boss. He was straightforward without being a jerk. Yoon-yi was a great mediator at the office and I think they brought out the best of each other.

Also, how cute and awkward was the kitchen make out scene when Chi-Won pushed everything off of the tale.

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I find this show so refreshing. It's light and stayed solid with its plot. Love is overwhelming every episode, it makes me squee!!
And I find everything in this show, from the scriptwriting, directing to the casting PERFECT.
This show will be one of the shows I will forever cherish!
And thank you @lollypip for the recaps! I so love them! 😍😍

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I didn't know there were Recaps. THANKS for this!

Fluff or not ... I LOVE and enjoyed this show, especially when there were not many offerings to choose from ... and I just blundered into this one with zilch expectations.

Now suffering withdrawals ... wish they could do a sequel or even 2 episodes more ... with the THREE raccoons they suggestively teased us with at the end.

Now Nam Chi-won's character with his thoughtful observation and low profile quiet-steely achiever dork moments has taken a spot on the list of one of my favorite Kdrama characters (along with the late Park Yong-ha's Lee Kyung-min in On Air).

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BTW, just for curiosity sake ... when was the "THEN" ?

Ep 8 when he got increasingly worried and realized he missed her a lot, and then jealous ...that she was on a blind date

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What a great ending from a lovely drama! I loved everything about it!

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OMG i Loooove Choi Daniel so much!!! I hope he can star in manu other dramas from now on!!!

p.s. in the episode when they failed making out, i cound not stop staring at his butt!!! God job militar service!!!!

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I like the bgm when Bo-na handed Executive Director Jo her resignation letter. Anyone know which song was that?

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I also like how the conflicts get solved. However, I think it's pace is quite fast. To me, the final 2 episodes is fast. Because we never see how Jeong-ae's husband get caught. To me, it's quite disappointing. Overall, jut like lollypip says, it feels fluffy.

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finally!!!! I wathed the final episode!!! I'm glad I started this drama, It was cute, romantic and lovable. Daniel Choi is amazing I'm defenitely watching his other dramas and movies.

I loved the villains, the squad, the friendship!!

thank you for the recap!!!

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so, we shouldn't have excuses to breakup exactly as long as we embrace each other flaws.

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AKA no need for noble idiocracy, or unnecc conflict which will have us needing to skip or FForward 1~ 2 wasted episodes sometimes. :P

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Here is an interview with Choi Daniel[Star News]. Choi Daniel(32) came back with drama "Jugglers" after his army duty and showed his presence impressively. "I came back with this drama after 3 years of absence, and I am grateful for getting much love for the show. Since I was away too long, I wanted to approach to public as soon as possible so I took on this project." He became a star after "High Kick2" in 2009 but he received good feedback from Jugglers too. He played Nam Chi-won who was cold outwards but very nice to his woman. "I think stylist did well. My arms and legs are long and I have broad shoulder, but my body is small. It must've been hard to find clothing fitting romcom, but she did well with time constraints we had, so I was thankful. Actually I didn't plan to do a romcom. I wanted to do a movie like humane drama. But I want to romcom again someday. Because it has melo as well as comical side, I think you don't get tired of easily."

Choi said there was one disappointing part in the show. "There was a scene where Baek Jin-hee took off Chi-won's eye glasses. That was the scene I suggested which I liked very much, but it was edited out. In that scene Chi-won allowed her to see his bare face and I thought it came out good. But editing team didn't use it maybe because they didn't like my bare face."
Actually eye glasses and Choi are inseparable. His eyesight is good, but maybe because he wore the glasses in his hit show "High kick2" people got used to it, so he has acted with his glasses on in many projects. "My eyesight is about 1.5, but they seem to like me with glasses on- especially female viewers. I don't feel upset that I have to wear glasses. Just a little uncomfortable while shoot since I don't wear it in daily life. And sometimes its shade makes NG. But I think that is my character in the project, so I become used to it around middle point of a show."

He played roles who looked more mature than his age. Actually Yoon Si-yoon (Best hit) who was his nephew in "High Kick2" was same age as Choi. "Because I was born a little earlier, Yoon called me Hyung, but we were same age. Sin Se-kyung(The black knight) and I were only 4 years apart, but I played the uncle who had huge age difference in the show. That time I worried how I could act character's mature feel, but now I feel more comfortable because roles are more fitting to my age. I haven't done any school drama maybe because I look too mature. I wish I could do a school(themed) projects before I get older."

When you do "search" on his name, "marriage" comes up. "I was shocked to see 'Marriage" in the search results. I wonder it is because I was away (for my army duty) and some people misunderstood? I don't have any plan for marriage. Because my mother passed away early, I've lived with my father, hyung and my grandmother. I wanted to have family early when I was 20 because I felt my mother's absence. But once I started acting...

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continued..
But once I started acting and got older, that thought disappeared."

Btw In another interview, I read he was worried and uncomfortable having intimate scene with Baek Jin-hee. He said he asked Baek "Are you ok? Didn't you two fight?" on the day after the airing. Choi said he wanted to have romcom co-star who doesn't have open dating relationship. heh. (And Baek Jin-hee said in her interview that she and YHM (Witch's court) don't fight with such things, rather they support each other)

(btw it is so hard to log in the site....................)

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So sweet. I enjoyed it. Thanks for the updates.

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what is the song from 21:47 to 24:15 in episode 16?

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