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Radio Romance: Episode 1

I really love it when a show’s premiere exceeds my expectations. Radio Romance looks to be more than just a cute show about a plucky writer and an emotionally chilly DJ—this first episode definitely delivers the cute moments, but we also get to see some glimpses of darker concerns that will cause problems down the line. My first impression is very good, and although I’ve been misled by great premieres in the past, I’m really hoping that this time, I can keep saying that all the way to the end.

 
EPISODE 1 RECAP

A woman’s voice is heard on the radio all over the city. She talks about the saying that everyone was someone’s first love, sounding serene and calm, but it’s a different story in the studio. Behind the scenes, she’s told to wrap it up by the show’s writer, who looks angry.

The woman currently DJing the radio show, SONG GEU-RIM (Kim So-hyun), isn’t a radio DJ at all, but a junior writer filling in for their idol host who didn’t show up. During a break, someone finally gets the idol’s manager on the phone — evidently, the idol goes missing on a regular basis.

When they go back on the air, Geu-rim quickly covers for the missing idol by saying that he must be stuck in traffic. Again. Her phone rings and everyone perks up to see that it’s him calling. Geu-rim answers, but she’s so flustered that she accidentally calls him by her rude nickname for him, “Dog Mi-nu,” live on the air. Whoops.

Mi-nu yells down the phone that he’s not doing the radio show anymore, sounding very drunk. Geu-rim pauses for seven seconds so that they can keep that bit off the air (radio shows work on a short delay), then she quickly plays a song.

After the show, STATION MANAGER KANG calls the show staff into his office, where he nearly gives himself an aneurysm. He yells that their idol DJ either doesn’t show up or does the show drunk, so they may as well cancel the whole thing. He’s particularly mean to Geu-rim for her slip-up while on the air, so she promises that he can fire her if she doesn’t get Mi-nu to show up for the next show.

She calls Mi-nu’s manager, but he’s just as frustrated as she is. He tells Geu-rim that he can’t find Mi-nu either, sarcastically wishes her luck, and hangs up on her. WRITER RA yells at Geu-rim some more, calling her a bad writer, which is why she’s in charge of recruiting guests and wrangling the DJ.

While she’s trying again to get Mi-nu on the phone, Geu-rim asks the intern what she’s doing on her computer. The intern shows her an article that’s been all over the internet today about a famous actor’s press conference for his latest drama. Geu-rim just rolls her eyes and criticizes his totally fake smile.

She finally locates Mi-nu (cameo by Block B’s U-Kwon) by his social media posts, which show him partying at a fancy hotel. She heads to the hotel, completely missing the posters that are all over the place advertising the press conference for the famous actor’s drama.

We drop in on the press conference, where top Hallyu star JI SU-HO (Yoon Doo-joon) poses for pictures with his female costar. Later Su-ho answers questions about the show, which is being almost entirely pre-produced, and is about eighty percent finished.

One sharp journalist asks if there’s anything fishy behind the fact that the show’s production company, JH Entertainment, is owned by Su-ho’s mother. His costar looks nervous, but Su-ho smoothly says that it did influence his decision to do the drama, because all of the drama’s proceeds will be donated to charity.

Geu-rim finds Mi-nu’s party and proceeds to take over, deftly constructing soju bombs. She withholds the already very drunk Mi-nu’s drink until he promises to show up for work tomorrow, threatening to hunt him down if he disappears again.

She goes out to the hall when Writer Ra calls, and she fibs that Mi-nu is very contrite and sorry. The elevator opens, and Su-ho is standing inside. Geu-rim doesn’t notice him, but he stares at her for a long time, and he even stops the elevator door from closing so he can keep looking.

His manager asks if Su-ho knows her, but he says he just thought she was getting on the elevator. He takes one last look, and as the doors close, Geu-rim looks up and they make eye contact.

Later that evening, Su-ho and his father take his mother out for a fancy meal for her birthday. They shower her with gifts, each seeming determined to outdo the other, while Su-ho’s mother gasps delightedly at the expensive flowers, jewelry, and shoes.

Mi-nu is too drunk to hold up his own head by the end of the night, so Geu-rim drags him into the elevator. She bellows at Mi-nu and wakes him, and he slurs that he’ll be good on the radio show from now on before passing out again on her shoulder.

On the way down they’re joined by Su-ho, who sees Mi-nu hanging all over Geu-rim, and for some reason the sight seems to upset him. He doesn’t say anything, and Geu-rim finally notices him. She wonders if he remembers her, and if she should try to recruit him for the radio show as a guest.

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Going all the way

 
Mi-nu flops over onto her again, and he says he’s going to go all the way with her and do everything she tells him to do. He means the radio show, but it sounds dirty out of context. Su-ho wordlessly pushes Mi-nu’s head with one finger until he’s drooling on the wall instead of Geu-rim’s shoulder, and she tentatively thanks him.

Su-ho says blandly that Mi-nu seems very drunk, and Geu-rim tries to clarify the situation by telling him that Mi-nu is the DJ of her radio show. Su-ho actually smiles at that, which is kind of adorable just because it’s so unexpected. She asks him if he’d be a guest, and he finally turns to face Geu-rim and says that the show sounds like fun.

Then he asks, “Do I get to take writers to hotels, too?” Oh wow, he actually just said that. Geu-rim is confused, and it doesn’t occur to her that she’s just been insulted until Su-ho is long gone.

She tells the story to her two friends back at the station, who can’t believe that a top star would say something like that to her. Cute chyrons tell us that Geu-rim’s nickname is Raincloud because she’s the unlucky one, and her friends are known as Tornado (the furious one) and Drought (the unpopular one). Evidently there’s a Monsoon, too, but she’s busy tonight.

Drought says that a friend of hers worked on a drama of Su-ho’s and had nothing but good things to say about him. Tornado wonders if the rumor she heard about his family being complete fakes could be true.

In front of the cameras, they seem perfect — Su-ho’s mother is a role model for women, his father is a famous award-winning producer who openly adores his wife, and Su-ho is the charmed son who’s won every acting award there is. But in private Su-ho’s father conducts affairs with young actresses (including Su-ho’s current costar), and his mother keeps close tabs on her husband and is obsessed with brand-name products.

Geu-rim reminds her friends that she had a run-in with Su-ho four years ago at a party at JH Entertainment. She’d been sure he’d tripped her on purpose, and he’d just said she should watch where she’s going and walked away, leaving her sprawled on the floor. Drought thinks that Su-ho couldn’t possibly have recognized her tonight, but Geu-rim worries that he’s angry with her for something.

Su-ho leaves the hotel alone, and he’s annoyed to find his manager waiting with his car. His manager says that it’s his job to wait for him, even if Su-ho tells him not to. Su-ho gets behind the wheel anyway, telling his manager not to bother driving him to his meeting tomorrow either, and he drives home alone.

That night, Su-ho has a nightmare in which he’s running down dark alleyways, blood gushing from a head wound. When three men approach him and throw him into a wall, he’s lucid enough to remember that it’s a scene from a drama he starred in last year. He begs someone to stop the scene, then he wakes with a start. He sits up in bed, shaken to the core, and whispers, “Cut.”

Mi-nu’s no-show is front page news the next morning, and the team wait nervously for him to arrive for today’s broadcast. Geu-rim assures them that he’ll be there, and while they wait, she shows Writer Ra some lines she wrote down for the show. But Writer Ra just says her writing is unnecessarily descriptive, and that it’s useless to do things like describe the guests’ clothing or mentioning the sunset instead of just saying the time.

An oddly-dressed man wearing a huge backpack walks into the station lobby, wishing everyone “namaste” with a beatific smile. He takes a huge bite out of Geu-rim’s sandwich right out of her hand, notes that she’s still fetching lunches, and strides away. Belatedly, she realizes that that was PD LEE KANG (Yoon Park).

PD Lee heads up to Station Manager Kang’s office, who jokes that he sent him on vacation to get himself together and he came back completely nuts. He tells PD Lee that nobody wanted to work with him after what happened, plus the higher-ups wouldn’t allow it, but he worked hard to convince them.

Unperturbed, PD Lee says that he’ll put together his own staff, and Station Manager Kang directs him to get some high ratings with his new show. They tease each other mercilessly, but they seem to have a pretty friendly relationship.

Geu-rim goes back to the studio to discover that not only is Mi-nu not coming to do the show, but he’s leaving Korea entirely. Mi-nu calls her, but only to say that he’s decided to change his name and break out of the restrictive box of being an idol and DJ. She drives to the airport, screaming the whole way, and finds Mi-nu surrounded by a crowd of fangirls.

She smacks him upside the head for breaking his word, and he whines that DJing a radio show is humiliating. He says that the show was only to help him make a comeback after his scandal, but that nobody listens to that stupid show anyway.

Geu-rim screams wordlessly, and informs Mi-nu that that “stupid” radio show is her entire life. She advances on him, poking him in the chest as she says that she hasn’t written a word in two years because she was babysitting him. She tries again to drag Mi-nu to the show, but the fangirls pull her off him and he escapes.

He sends Geu-rim a text from the plane apologizing for not keeping his promise, and she screeches angrily at her phone. Her day gets worse when she arrives back at the station to find that the show has been canceled. She packs up her things sadly, even pulling the lines she wrote for the show out of the trash where Writer Ra pitched them.

Outside the station, she sits on a bench and reads her lines, and she wonders if they’re really that bad. PD Lee walks up and says that yes, they’re that bad, and walks away leaving Geu-rim wondering what his deal is.

She heads home and listens as her mom tells her about what a great day she had at work. Geu-rim has to admit that she got fired, so her mom pours her a soju bomb. As she fumbles, it becomes clear that she’s blind. She’s so proud of herself for mixing the drink; I love her already. She’s supportive of Geu-rim, congratulating her on doing a great job at getting fired and even joking that she wants to get fired, too.

They lie in bed that night listening to the radio together, which they haven’t been able to do since Geu-rim got her job at the radio station. Geu-rim remembers how they listened to the radio on the bus after her mother’s eye surgery several years ago. She’d smiled through her tears and described the sunset so that her mother could see it.

To this day, her mom remembers the beautiful sunset that evening. Taking her daughter’s hand, she tells Geu-rim to keep drawing pretty things with words, and Geu-rim promises that when she becomes a head writer some day, her first show will open with the words she used that night: “It’s time for the blue sky to turn red.”

The next morning, Geu-rim wakes up to a surprising phone call. She runs out to meet with a slightly less filthy PD Lee, and when she says that she heard he was starting a new show, he fires back that he heard that she still sucks at writing. HAHA.

Without explaining anything, PD Lee leads Geu-rim into the radio station, where she notices that everyone avoids him like the plague. He mentions her ability to bring in famous guests, but he’s derisive of her pride in that skill, saying that a writer should write.

He complains that it’s useless training newcomers, but Geu-rim argues that he only taught her for two months before causing trouble and leaving. When he rounds on her, she backpedals and says it was the best two months of her life, hee.

Out of nowhere, PD Lee asks Geu-rim if she wants to work for him. He points to a massive poster of Su-ho dressed in his sageuk garb for his drama, and says that if she can get Su-ho to DJ his new show, he’ll make her the main writer. She’s dismayed at the thought of having to see Su-ho again, but it’s too good of an offer to ignore.

Meanwhile, Su-ho attends a meeting at JH Entertainment, where his mother disagrees with an employee who says that celebrities should be attainable and human. In fact, she argues that being unattainable makes the demand higher, so a star should be mysterious. Su-ho counters that the point is for him to appear attainable but still be a star, to appear intelligent and humble, charismatic and modest.

Geu-rim insists that a huge star like Su-ho would never do a daily radio show, but PD Lee disagrees. He says that you never know and repeats his offer, and Geu-rim’s eyes go wide at the thought of all the writing she’d get to do. She stays up late that night researching Su-ho’s likes and dislikes, the foods he eats, and even his manager.

Back on the set of his sageuk, Su-ho films a fight scene opposite his female costar. Geu-rim loiters nearby, noting that Su-ho keeps rubbing his right temple (which, interestingly, is where his bloody injury was located in his nightmare). She stops the assistant director, claiming a very, very tenuous social connection, and leans close to ask him a favor.

Su-ho spends his lunch break studying the script in his van, and he’s left alone when his manager has to escort a nosy fan away from the vehicle. The van door opens to reveal Geu-rim, and Su-ho blinks at her in surprise for a few seconds before composing his expression and claiming not to remember her.

His bland smile unnerves Geu-rim, but she presses on and starts to ask him about the radio show. He cuts her off with a sharp refusal and dismisses her, but she reminds him that he said the show sounded fun other night.

Again Su-ho says he doesn’t remember, but she says that she’s not asking him to be a guest — she’s asking him to be the DJ for a new show. But Su-ho’s manager returns and drags her off without an answer.

Su-ho forgets his lines while filming the next scene, and the PD complains that he’s never done that before. The scene requires his costar to fall backwards into a lake, but she whines that it’s too scary and refuses to do it. They decide that they’ll have to get a female body double, but it’s almost impossible to find one on such short notice.

Geu-rim overhears Su-ho’s manager telling the assistant director that Su-ho has to leave in an hour for a CF shoot. She gets an idea, and a short while later, she approaches Su-ho dressed in a pretty hanbok. At first Su-ho looks more than a bit gobsmacked at the sight of her, then his expression changes to mild panic when she starts talking to him.

She yammers on and on about helping each other, until Su-ho finally stops her and asks why she keeps hovering around him with these lame attempts. The PD calls for her before she can say anything, and Su-ho watches as Geu-rim performs the stunt multiple times, falling into the water over and over again without complaint.

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Falling for you

 
His manager notices that Su-ho hasn’t read a word of his script and asks if he knows Geu-rim, but Su-ho just asks if he plans to report to his mother how many pages of his script he’s studied. His poor manager — that looks like it stung.

During one take, Geu-rim twists her ankle while walking backwards towards the lake. Su-ho tells the PD that he’s leaving, and he notes that Geu-rim is doing a pretty great job. The PD agrees, and he asks her for one last take. She agrees, then she catches Su-ho looking at her with that intense gaze again, which makes her nervous.

Geu-rim backs towards the lake again, and Su-ho sees her grimace when she puts her weight on her left foot. She tips backwards into the water, only this time she doesn’t resurface right away, since she’s curled up underwater clutching her hurt ankle.

Su-ho stares worriedly at the still surface of the lake, but just as he steps forward, possibly to rescue her, she pulls herself out of the water. She hangs onto the edge of the lake, and she sees Su-ho standing in front of her.

Their eyes lock, and Su-ho remembers a day a long time ago. He’d had the same look in his eyes as he does now, though much more innocent, as he’d watched a much younger Geu-rim playing joyfully in the snow.

 
COMMENTS

I try not to watch trailers or read information on shows before they air (other than the basic premise), so I’m always surprised when a drama turns out to be much different from my expectations. That’s not necessarily a good thing, but in the case of Radio Romance, I find myself much more captivated by the characters than I anticipated. I was expecting the usual Candy/chaebol “opposites attract” setup in a workplace drama, but what I got was a story about a cheerful yet hardworking and passionate young lady who is determined to make her own mark in the world, and a man who’s been forced to hide his true self behind a perfect, happy mask. I’ve always said that the plot of a drama could be anything so long as the characters are interesting and unique, and I’ll like it, and these characters are already making a very strong, very good impression on me.

I think that I was expecting this drama to lean a bit more towards the comedy side, so it surprised me with its themes of loss and sadness, particularly when it comes to Su-ho and his family. It’s an interesting twist to have him turn out to be both a chaebol and a famous actor, and the bleak look we could see in his eyes at times makes me wonder exactly how much he pushes his fake family life out of his mind just to keep functioning on a daily basis. It’s no wonder he’s such a talented actor, if he had to grew up pretending to be the perfect family for the world. He seems so lonely and damaged, and he pushes everyone away. It’s not just Geu-rim that he’s avoiding — Su-ho seems prickly to everyone, his manager in particular, who really seems like he’d be a good friend if Su-ho would just let him.

I like that Geu-rim is a nicely layered character as well, and how she’s presented as a strong young woman who doesn’t need coddling or rescuing. I especially like the fact that her love of radio has a basis in her own personal life — her mother’s blindness. Shes grown up helping her mother connect to the world in ways that don’t rely on sight, so radio has been a strong bonding tool between Mom and the world, and thus between Mom and Geu-rim. It’s sweet the way her mother’s limitations have affected Geu-rim’s writing, and how it inspires her to think of unusual things like describing the guests so that the audience can picture them as well as hear them. I think that the way Geu-rim writes is lovely, so I’m hoping that someone realizes soon that she’s not a bad writer, she just has a very unique style.

But the thing that intrigues me the most is Su-ho’s reaction to seeing Geu-rim — obviously he remembers her from when they were children, and interestingly, his response to Mi-nu’s pawing her seemed almost jealous. It’s kind of incredible that he recognizes her after so many years, and I wonder if there’s more to their childhood meeting than just that one moment we’ve seen. But Su-ho’s reactions don’t seem to be ones of happiness at seeing a long-remembered first love, and he’s been pretty mean to her several times, so it’s hard to get a read on exactly what he’s feeling about Geu-rim. It makes me that much more curious to know what’s going on with him, and why he acts the way he does around her. My guess is that something happened between them when they were young that Su-ho is still angry about, but that Geu-rim doesn’t recognize him.

What concerned me most going into Radio Romance was the chemistry between Yoon Doo-joon and Kim So-hyun, or the potential lack thereof, and on that front I think we’re going to do just fine. I have no worries about their acting skills, and I have confidence that they will bring the best out of their characters, but there’s been some concern about the age difference between them. And yet somehow, once I saw them together, all I could think of was what a gorgeous couple they’re going to make (I mean seriously, could they be any prettier?). In my opinion, Kim So-hyun’s acting has matured by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, making her seem older than her years. She fits the character of Geu-rim better than I expected. And Yoon Doo-joon has always had a soulful way of looking at his costars that makes you want to scream at the girl to just hug him already! So it’s my prediction that they’ll be able to sell the romance quite effectively, and so long as the audience lets them just be their onscreen characters and doesn’t worry about the real-life age difference (and for the record, this is the one and only time I plan to discuss it), they’ll deliver a sweet love story that will really move us.

 
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KSH obviously still looks young next to YDJ, but because she's so mature and her acting is exceptional it really doesn't bother me. Not to mention their chemistry:) I like the drama so far because even with some cliches you would except in dramaland (i.e. childhood trope), it delivers nicely and all the characters are very charming and distinct. I also like that it's not cheesy at all. I just hope the drama progresses in a good direction, I can't remember the last time I watched a good rom com from beginning to end.

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About the childhood part of the drama. I must seen things before, but wasn't Kim So Hyun's younger counterpart to be another child actress? I saw pictures of young actors on the set before, and wiki d-addicts has another child actress as Kim So Hyun as opposed to the current one...Someone knows what's happening?

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I dived in with a very low expectation and concern over the age gap but once I was done with the first episode, I was begging for more of these two. My hopes been set up too high now after this ep and I hope this drama would deliver!!

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When I first read about this drama I cringed when I heard the age difference. Then I think about this from Kim So-Hyun's side. She's been acting since she was 6 AND she's good, like really good. She's so natural on screen that I forget her age. She needs different rolls and she needs to branch out because if she plays the school girl forever, she might get typecasted and what will she do when she's older? Just my opinion...

Still, I went into this show with very little expectations because well Revolutionary Romance is still a fresh wound. First impressions: I loved it. I loved the chemistry between everyone. Kim So Hyun is playing her role flawlessly, Yoon Doo Joon does jaded almost too well. I loved Yoon Park's crazy acting. I was excited to see Joe Byeong Gyu whom I adored in Girls' Generation 1979.

I am probably too excited now since it was only the first episode because things can go south real fast in dramaland, but either way, I am pumped to see today's episode.

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also, thanks @lollypip for the quick recap! ☺️

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She's always been an amazing actress, but there's just some things she can't sell. I was flabbergasted by the fact she's has a child actress when she can still pull off the role of a teenager herself. Heck, Lee Min-ho played a teenager recently. The bar is low.
I wish her character was supposedly to be younger, like a girl fresh out of university trying to make her mark on the field. I love her, and she's doing fantastically in this role, but this is an odd point in her career and until she grows into her face I'm going to have trouble seeing her cast as an adult.

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At least she's 18 now and Yoon Doojoon is a decent actor, it's not as cringe as Let's Fight Ghost.

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I saw her in an interview in Entertainment Weekly this week, and they were congratulating her for turning 20, 19 by western standard. Confused.

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It's because Koreans normally count the day they're born as year 1, and adds another year when the new year comes. Say you were born on Sept. 13, 1998, you're already 1 year old, then, when New Year 1999 comes, you'll be 2 years old and when you celebrate your supposedly 1st bday (by Western standards) on Sept. 13, 1999, you're already 3 years old or 2 as it matters whether you were born early/late in the year. This is how I understand Korean age counting. Hope this helps! ;)

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Well, Han Ji Min played younger version for Song Hye Kyo in All In, when they are the same age. Everything is possible in dramaland.

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That was my thoughts too when i saw the younger version " why do they need a young KSH when she can pull her teenage self" but then they showed YDJ young self so I thought he can't play his younger self because he looks old, they need both to play the young version of themselves.

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I really enjoyed watching this episode, and it left me with a hope that this would be a good, if not great, drama. Something about the way it was set-up gives me the hint of charm that good old-school dramas had. But it still feels quite fresh, particularly with how layered the characters already seem from the start. I am most looking forward to more interactions between Geu-rim and her mother, and hope there is plenty of them. Family relationships, done well, can be the part of a drama that makes it seem perfect to me. So I plan on watching more of this drama because so far it has me intrigued.

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I agree about the hint of charm about old school drama. Nowadays, romcoms are missing that charm dramas like Coffee Prince where it doesn't feel overdone or cheesey. I just hope this drama continues with that charm and don't go off in a different direction. it's by a brand new scriptwriter with inexperienced director so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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I like the first episode. It's just my type of drama. Kim So-hyun is just excellent as ever in delivering her role.

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I had a wonderful feeling while watching the first episode and it continued with the second. Hopefully it will continue on and on and on until the finale.

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I don't care about the age gap if the drama doesn't play it up. so far I'm in love with the female lead and her big, expressive eyes (yes I have a type thank you). the male lead is very tropey, but we'll see how it goes. I liked the subtle ways we're told he's not a complete asshole (like how he moved to help her in that last scene). all in all I'm surprisingly into it, considering how much I'm pining for a certain other drama rn.

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oh my God thank you so much for the recap.

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Honestly, I don't feel anything, like it's averagely good but did not impress nor make me hate it.

It's on the safe side, nothing is bothering me and nothing is attracted me, not even the acting so should give 2nd ep for a better understanding.

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Oh yayyy! It's being recapped! Thank you for this @lollypip!
I feel like I am gonna possibly be a part of recap threads after a loooong time! I had already made a wall post about ep 1 so I will just copy-paste that for this ep, but from now on I will be looking forward to having fun in recaps :) -

Oooooh I like ep1 of Radio Romance a lot! It’s straight up simple rom-com and off to a good start! Some thoughts-

– Kim So Hyun looks adorable though this look makes her look even younger rather than what it was perhaps meant for! Hey but she is rocking those curls 😀

– U KWONNNNN!! What are you doing here? He is not very good but I had fun watching his cameo!

– Omo Yoon Do Joon looks super dooper hot! I know some beanies (@seralovestteobokki and @greenfields) have been enamored by Yoon Park’s look but I am not gonna have any SLS here!

– Hehehhe KSH needs a child actor to play her childhood?? She could easily have played herself but then again YDJ wouldn’t have been able to (and of course, any reason to have Nam De Reum on screen. The boy is everywhere!) Also ofcourse they have a childhood connection. Not that I am complaining! As long as it is done right, it is my catnip!

– Yoon Park and his “namaste” had me giggling!
He went backpacking to India? As long as they don’t bring any stupid unresearched jokes (I am looking at you Strong Woman Do Bong Soon) I am happy with it!

-Okay even YDJ’s manager looks good! Obviously!

– KSH is really so so pretty! She looked gorgeous in that one tiny flashback of “4 years ago” when she had straight hair and her in hanbok.

– I am gonna love the way YDJ looks at her. His eyes are mesmerizing! (Lollypip said it right- he really does have a soulful way of looking at his costars)

Looking forward to ep 2 now!!

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KSH's new hair works better in the show than it did in the promo stills.
And agree about her not really needing a child actress... It's going to take some getting used to seeing her NOT being the younger version of the character.

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IKR! It's still hard to believe she has grown up! I still remember her as the fiesty childhood version of Lee Bo Young in I Can Hear Your Voice among other memorable roles..

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I'm 100% going to get SLS if I continue to watch this. :p Yoon Park is a versatile actor - he's so different in every role he takes on. Similarly, Yoon Do Joon showed versatality here as well. The sageuk line he did was very, very sageuk, and then he just *poof* switched back to modern day human. Also, Kim So Hyun never disappoints.

An amazing cast, and what looks to be a good plot.

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I have only seen Yoon Park in AoY and he didn't really have a big role there.. As for Doo Joon, I have only ever watched Splash Splash Love and I loved him there.. It also helps that since then I have caught up with Kpop and really like Highlight.. So I am not looking at SLS right now.. I am waiting for Kwak Dong Yeon to come though.. Looking forward to what sorta role he will have!

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Muchie, that "really like Highlight" part kinda surprised me since I'm reading comments in a drama but I love it nonetheless, unsurprisingly I know? 😉

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Hehhehe... I honestly do! Not for the songs as I haven't checked out all their songs but I have loved their variety appearances!

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It's the merit of being European, they all look young to me. Even after all the years of watching k-dramas you could persuade me that she is 18 and he is like 25.
I only saw hanbok scenes raw and it clicked with me, the recap persuaded me to try. It seems fun and sincere and light-ish.
Also now I want to watch Let's Eat 2.

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Hahha.. well I am Asian but they still do look young!

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Let's Eat 2 is one of my favourites. You should watch it.

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It's on my everchanging to-watch list. It's just that I am affraid of food porn. What if I won't ever stop drooling?

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Well, it has a character who only allows herself to have one meal a day so that will help. Plus this is where the FF button can be your friend.

I just love the story: a guy agrees to help his former school friend (or was that school enemy?) get the guy she really wants to date. What could possibly go wrong?

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Mine too! That’s where I first saw Doo Joon and it made me take notice of him. He plays affable (I’m overusing this term every time I describe him) so freaking well! He’s not the most attractive guy, but he matches all his Co-stars and fits with all of them.

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I'm a big Doojoon fan and I thought he looked meh in the teasers and preview stills, but you're right -- he looks really really really REALLY good here! And I thought he couldn't pull off the smoldering stuff since he's so goofy in real life, but he's totally making it happen.

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I actually think he is very good looking. His look is natural and when his hair is pulled back, he looks dashing. I really like Highlight so I am very pleased that he got a lead in TV drama finally.

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I love Highlight in all the variety shows I have seen them in!
Also, YDJ already has played a lead in 2 dramas and 1 two-episode drama..

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I wasn't too happy with his hair color during Celebrate concert but here it totally works and sort of tsundere Doojoon is 😍 especially knowing how goofy he is in real life

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I love the nicknames Geu-rim and her friends have hahaha. They're so awesome and relatable. Obviously KSH and YDJ are so far awesome in their roles. Just smh at all the people who were worried.
I have a horrible feeling that maybe Su-Ho's family was somehow involved in Geu-Rim's mom's eyesight loss? Maybe I'm am accident where Su-Ho was hurt too?
I'm excited.

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I think she was his first love, ala the opening remarks about first loves, but she might not have known it, and also possible she hurt him without knowing it. I went to my 20 year highschool reunion recently, and a guy I couldn't really remember told me something similar - I was flabbergasted.

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Hi @Barbrey. Thanks for pointing that out. One reason why I like to carefully read first episode recaps (thanks@LollyPip for the quick recap) and the beanie comments.

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@lollypip if you started to recap this show... does it mean you won't recap Mother anymore??😞
Mother is very hard, isn't it??
I feel for you.
Well... Anyway, you have worked hard lately.
Fighting!!!

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The "Currently Recapping" lists this show and doesn't list Mother. Both seem really good so far, but recapping this one has got to be more pleasant.

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I know. I know... but me, i will watch mother and not this one... particular preference.
But I won't be selfish. For sure, more beanies will stop here. Ken chana... you guys, enjoy the ride. 😂LOL

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Unfortunately no, I won't be continuing Mother. I'll be watching, though!

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It is ok. Similar to the case, just between lovers, we will share somehow our thoughts about it, and we always have the post "what we are watching" 😀

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Watch first episode - check. Read recap - check. And, I am delighted that I am sorted for the Monday-Tuesday slot :)

Very pleased that you are recapping, Lollypip. Looking forward to being with you and the beanies on this new ride!!

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Wow! First episode recap! Thank you, @lollypip !

I loved the premiere a lot. I enjoyed watching everyone go crazy at the radio station and omgah, KSH's monologues XD It was entertaining watching her rant about almost everything. She made it look normal with those expressive eyes of hers. She's also rocking them pretty curls.

I've only seen YDJ in Splash Splash Love and I now remember the feelings he gave me when I watched the mini series *A* The way he looked at KSH the whole time, wow... that intensity. I certainly felt their chemistry right off the bat! I'd love to know more about his ~backstory~ with KSH.

Yoon Park, you beautiful human being. Surprise us with more of your crazy antics. Namaste!

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That's an awesome username.
That's also me! With Jugglers and IANR ending, I was left only with Hwayugi. So, I decided to start watching Nine over the weekend. But now I find Radio Romance (not unexpectedly) to be fab. Yet another drama to watch! Yayee? Gah! I don't know!

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aaaaand that's exactly what I said when I finished the first episode XD HAHAHA When will I stop watching new ones? Two of my faves ended, too, so I need something to make me happy. I'm avoiding Just Between Lovers because I can't deal with angst now. Radio Romance is the perfect solution <3 Let's enjoy the ride.

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Hi CISADA. A bit off topic but I finished three shows within the last week or so (Untouchable, Prison Playbook and INAR). For a day or two I had an empty slate. So I started my first Jdrama "Crisis" and at 10 episodes that should be a piece of cake. I have now begun RR and being a Go Kyung-pyo fan I plan to watch "Cross". Both RR and Cross are 16 episodes.
I am more careful about starting 20/40 episode series now. The last two were too much of a plod.

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Hey there, BONG-SOO! I've also recently finished Prison Playbook and INAR. Enjoyed both shows <3 OOOOOH! Crisis *A* Great start in Jdramaland. How was it for you? If you want more of this, I'd like to recommend two shows with the same genre + they both have Oguri Shun 😂: Ouroboros and Tokyo Dogs.

Hmmm I actually don't care much of the episode count. As long as I like the actors and their characters, I'm in for the ride, no matter how long or short they decide the drama to be.

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I really liked the first episode.. hope it continues being good 😍❤

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The first episode of this was solidly good, it had some cliché elements but it also felt fresh and KSH is doing a very good job (now I’m only worried about any kissing scenes, I hope they will be natural and at least a little passionate). As for YDJ, he’s doing well in his role though his role feels more cliché, but so far he has good chemistry with KSH which is a pleasant surprise. I hope that their connection will not be cliché.

Anyways I am looking forward to ep 2, overall this show is off to a good and charming start (that old school charm mixed with a fresh feeling and approach, which I hope holds up till the end) and I hope it won’t disappoint later on… better than expected so far!

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I, too, was totally charmed by the first episode. Twent-one takes has the potential of falling into noble idiocy, but here it didn't. Geu-rim is simply doing what it takes to get what she needs in a good way. She has tenacity + cute charm and trying that hard is impressive. Su-ho's heavy eyelids are mesmerizing, even his blinks are captivating ♥noona crush♥

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I love this episode. The last scene of her jumping into the water got to me goood in the heart :(

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maybe I'm catatonic, the show is a bit boring for me. But I will still watch coz this is supposed to be a romcom, but there were no funny scenes, really. Not feeling it.

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No, I agree, it was a bit boring and underwhelming for me till maybe the last few moments. I'll give it a few more episodes but I think this might get better when the romance starts. Hopefully their age gap doesn't become MORE obvious when that happens.

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It’s a melodrama with splatters of comedy. So, if rom-com is what you’re after, you may be sorely dissatisfied.

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I was debating whether to watch this drama but I saw UKwon in it and it piped my interest. Even though his cameo was kind of random (and acting, sorry UKwon), I'm glad it made me start the drama.

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For me it was a very pleasant surprise to see him there! I was smiling all the time he was on the screen even though he is too green in the acting department!

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He mentioned it during Sunday's Block B concert...

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At this point, if the drama isn't set in a hospital or courtroom, I'm in. Liked the first episode and have no difficulty with age difference. This actress has a certain gutsy type voice that makes her easily pull off an older vibe. I don't expect anything out of this world, but I'm pretty easy to please in the rom/com department.

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I laughed, but when I thought about it, my drama choices are based on these exact criteria as well. Anything that can be turned into a procedural makes me yawn.

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Little KSH rocking those soju bombs. They grow up so fast!

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Exactly my thoughts! All I could think of when watching her was "I'm so old" lol

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I guess this is life from now on...watching child actors be adults and reach our age slowly while making soju bombs

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I feel old! LOL.

As much as how amazed I was with her skills mixing soju bombs, I kept getting distracted thinking how sticky her hands must’ve felt after getting it all wet with beer and soju. And all the splashes everywhere! Hahaha

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The characters are interesting but I can't help myself to think that KSH looks like she's 18. It's not about chemistry or age gap, it's just a weird feeling.

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Generally speaking, Asian do look younger for their age. I have seen some Asian who are actually 40's but look like they are 20's. since our family moved to a country in Asia, my American husband often gets shocked when he found some women' age since they look way younger. Often they look young and act young that is something that their culture demands in certain countries. In her case, she looks young but she is actually mature. Do Joon is someone who can manage to keep a good chemistry with his partners in his drama. So shall we wait to see how their chemistry will develop?

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But she looks like her age in this case so we can't say oh it's that she looks young, it's just she is young. I don't care about this age, if she looked older it would be perfect.

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Everyone keeps saying KSY looks like she's 18 but she is 18. Lol. They are 10 years apart. As soon as I saw them together on the elevator I said to myself, "Yikes. I hope they aren't supposed to be the same age."

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I am curious about how old she is supposed to be (am guessing YDJ is supposed to be 30 or so because he has been in showbiz for 15 years.) KSH is probably supposed to be in her early 20s because she seems to have been at the radio station for a couple of years. But, their younger selves in that short clip seemed to be almost the same age🧐🤔

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She is supposed to be 26 with five years of experience as writer, so she is not entirely a rookie.

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Yes, but her character seems to be older than 18 so she should look older and it's not the case. The fact we know that she's young in the real life doesn't help to make me accept her as an adult for now.

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I see. I was taking it in the context of she's older but looks 18. Not, she looks her age.

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It was a pretty decent premiere since I wasn't really expecting much. But honestly, why does every kdrama have the mysterious childhood backstory where the two leads already met but either both don't remember or one decides to not say anything about it??
On another note, it was a pleasant surprise seeing the child actor from WYWS and JBL . Boy is on a roll

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It's not just kdramas, it's a very common trope in japanese mangas, korean manwhas and webtoons also.

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Nam Da Reum is in EVERYTHING. I groaned, "Childhood first love again!?" yet I fall for this trope every time.

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ANyone knows what is the signification of Geu Rim's name ? From the conversation with her mother, seems like it's something meaningful ...

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Not sure if this answers your question, but if my shaky Korean doesn't fail me, GeuRim means drawing or painting. It works well with her writing style, always trying to paint a picture of what she sees.

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Thanks a lot for your answer, that's precisely what i wanted to know !
a very fitting name indeed :)

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Looks like I better get watching! But Viki was only at 76% last evening! Looks like I’ll be late to the party consistently! I have no doubt these leads will impress me. Doo-Joon is always affably charming and KSH is just too talented for her own good!

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"At first Su-ho looks more than a bit gobsmacked at the sight of her"

Gobsmacked is a tragically underused term.

Yoon Doo-joon is able to pull off gobsmacked without over-gobsmacking.

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His gob was exactly the right amount of smacked.

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The subtlety of his smacked gob was splendid, and I appreciate you nailing the description just right.

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finally you live up to your name

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I am so far loving this show! It's so good. KSH just has a fierce and mature personality. I forgot about the age difference.

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We have a reluctant, sad, and tragic hero. I can’t wait to see how Geurim’s tenacity breaks his cold armour and heal him.

I’ve already seen some cliche scenes, but I am trash for anything KSY, so yeah.... Hope this show turns out well.

KSY just nails every role. They used a different actress to play her child self. I feel old! 😂

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How could they possibly use her? There is no way to make her look younger. Even ponytails and lolly pop wouldn't work.

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Right? Hahaha.

I think the production team wants it to balance the need for a younger Yoon Doo-joon. I don’t think they could pass him up for a 15yo, yes?

But man, it stings my age radar watching our little girl Soohyun, who used to play the younger version of so and so actress, now get a younger version herself. She’s growing up so fast! 😭

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Namaste ❤

As usual, the setup of cliche romcom and most kdrama - hero with emotional scars, family issues etc etc zzzz. When will the hero and heroine switch role, though. Luckily, he isn't a genius actor LOL. Not crazy with this drama, but it's quite entertainin so far.- enough reason to check next epi, mainly for Lee-kang & Geu-rim.

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I'm sooo happy that @Lollypip is doing the recap for this!!! Actually, I was kinda hoping you were going to do Eulachacha Waikiki but hey, this drama's first episode turned out to be quite good. Pretty much agree with your comments section. Liking the use of the video.

Kim So-hyun surprised me in her ability to age up herself a bit to fit the character. Like most everyone else, that was my biggest concern. Happy to see Yoon Park again. Nam Da-reum needs to do something else other than be X's younger version. Somebody land this kid a lead role.

Fingers crossed this one doesn't turn out to be another Temperature of Love--granted, this doesn't have as strong a start, but still.

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THAT was my favorite part!
I'm all IN for this one and I totally agree, Kim So-hyun portrayed another level of acting and I was so, so happy for that!

I'm glad you're watching this one @hades! I'll catch you at the Fan Wall :)

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He was obviously worried but his reluctant step to move forward gave me the feeling of old school drama. Kind of warm under the cold exterior. After some revolutionary take in modern dramas, this show reminds me of how the now-termed ‘cliche’ all started with our exact love for it.

I like the message in that scene too. She does not need saving, but we can obviously see he is trash for her. Some push-and-pull thingy. 😝

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Kind of warm under the cold exterior

He's a complicated tsundere.

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Yes! Give me more. Hahaha

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Also when she got out of the car at first...it's probably the first time I see a heroine not freezing when the hero buckles her seatbelt!

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This reminded me of the trope reversal in Just Between Lovers.

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I didn't watch JBL! All the suffering beanies were speaking of threw me off heh, I'm not good with such levels of intensity

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He had to buckle her into her seat twice and didn’t even flinch once. Heroines are evolving. LOL

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Right?? Love it!

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Dive in and make it appear like she’s drowning in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? I was preparing myself for it and ready to roll my eyes at the screen. But surprise! Girl can save herself because this is the first time case for a non-fatal twisted ankle in dramaland. Pumped my fist in the air for her. Hahaha.

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Love the show, but I did wonder about all the ‘in the face’ encounters that happened. If it weren’t the leads, and if it was the villain badgering either lead (for instance), that would be much less lovely- deffo in the stalking realm.

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Oh definitely.. Her almost stalkerish behaviour and his alleging that she sleeps with her stars/ his general rude behaviour were weak moments of the show but I am chalking it up to it being a classic kdrama where both will grow later in the story..

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They are not because she’s been repeating the same scene more than 20 times and she’d manage to come out all by herself. Besides, she is a double, a nobody on set. She doesn’t matter to them because she’s not their star. Didn’t even bother giving her a jacket after. Coldhearted pricks, that’s what they are.

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Hwayugi anyone?

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Mawang to be more precise. Just drop those of no use to him.

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and yes @hades: I had Hwayugi in mind as well! Really hope that they have sorted out their act...

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Either way, as much fun as I get watching him do his silly antics, he is self-serving most of the time.

Real life Hwayugi production, maybe. But I won’t even really go into that category because I am not privy behind the scenes. Only heard about the chaos and the accident, but I don’t want to assume anything.

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Yeah, all the yelling at subordinates in these dramas kills me. I read an article awhile ago saying that that really happens. I could never work anywhere someone felt they could yell at me like a child. My attitude isn't suited for that type of environment.

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I think there was an extensive discussion about workplace ethics and unprofessionalism under Misaeng recaps. It happens a lot in real life. It can be frustrating to many viewers. In the Western countries, there’s a lawsuit right there. In most Asian countries, however, they have a different culture especially when it comes to supervisor-subordinate relationship. Though verbal (yelling too much) and sometimes physical (kicking and slapping) abuse are pretty common, subordinates are not actively protesting this norm due to job security, hence, the trend continues.

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Yep, my other half walked out of the room, never to come back after the 3rd time she was verbally assaulted. She also dished out some pretty rude behavior to the idol character as well (slapping him upside the head—but could you blame her?) and she’s supposed to be his superior. I’m glad it quieted down by the second episode though.

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Just looking for something to watch, read the synopsis for this and thought I would give it a try. Very nicely rewarded. I like the female character/lead, the male has yet to show who/what he really is, and the dance begins. I am always interested how they (anyone) portrays a blind character. Growing up in a household with blind parents, I know first hand what reality is (now, I know that this is not reality, but just the same . . . .). Geu-rim's descriptive way of writing is how we shared/told our parents about 'things.' If you think on it, it can also relate well to one who is not blind to help them mentally picture what is being talked about, or going on. Will wait and see if this plays anymore of a part in this drama.

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totally agree with @lollypip and @mars! cannot rem (and alr am predisposed to love romcoms even after what rev love did to me) when i last loved a first ep so much! and the second one is great too! love this show, and the amazing cast (as pointed out by @greenfields)! am already a huge fan of KSH and a fan of YDJ and am now fast becoming a fan of yoon park!

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She is so beautiful, and yes, she is maturing quite nicely. I also thought they were a beautiful couple. I love Doo Joon. He's turning out to be one of the better idol actors. Their age difference is nothing. Especially since neither of them is even over 30 yet. I agree this is a pleasant surprise for a 1st episode. I was hoping for this to be a sweet fun romance. So far so good.

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After watching the 1st episode, I don't think the age gap is going to affect this drama at all. KSH is doing really well and YDJ...well ever since Splash Splash Love I've been pretty biased when it comes to him. lol
I knew Ji Soo had to have known Geu Rim as a child. That way he was looking at her at the elevator was too intense for it to be nothing. Way too much emotion in his eyes. It seems like he's angry with her though. He's clearly unhappy. How tough it must be to walk around with that fake smile on all the time, knowing that it's all a farce. Good 1st episode.

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They are really trying to lure me into watching this show by putting YDJ and KSH in hanbok...

I made little sis watch Splish Splash Love the other day, and at the end she surprised me by saying 'he looks better in Joseon costume'. I actually agree.

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The age difference is very apparent to me. I can deal with it cause it's still not as bad as the 15 yr difference between Oh Yeon Seo and Michael K. Lee on Hwayugi.

So far it seems watchable. I hope it doesn't get too angsty (I had to drop Just Between Lovers because it was depressing me). I have liked everything I've seen KSY in, she was the reason I wanted to watch this. I've never seen YDJ but so far I think he plays asshole with a heart very well.

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i am really liking Yoon Park's look -- curly hair and eccentric character -- in this drama!

of course, Doo Joon is looking great as always... but how sad for his character...

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Definitely my kind of drama. Those gazes of DooJoon is right on point. Also child actors are cute. I love Nam Da Reum to pieces. KSH is spunky & lovely. i wasnt sure about this pairing before. But i am on board now. I want to say that Kwak Dong Yeon need a lead role.

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Good to see you in this show's recap! Long time! :)

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Ha. Did they play music from Chuno when she walked up in a hanbok? Anyway, I like this show already.

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WHAT. They are really trying to make me watch this drama if only for the meta. Maybe I'll give it a try.

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Just give in, hanbok hottie + Chuno meta = more fun with you on the threads!

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I am so surprised! I had no idea what to expect from this drama. Thought I would go in with a little bit of an icky age gap factor, but Kim So-hyun is really playing up here and so far is pulling it off.

As for Yoon Doo-joon, he's just one of those actors who's stare can just sell it. Like what ever actress is in front of him at the moment is the enter of his world. So he really is pulling off the chemistry here.

I have high hopes for you drama! Don't let me down. And no noble idiocy! You have to be better than that drama.

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Age gap doesn't bother me. They never do.
Partly it's an age thing. My age. They're all young to me - the "old" guy is less than half my age.
Partly it's a gender thing. Young women may think old guys are creepy. Old guys won't think young women are creepy.

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I guess I’m old too, because it doesn’t even blip on my icky radar. But I was more than fine with the 920 year age gap between Gong Yoo’s and Kim Go Eun’s characters too.

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I'm so happy to see Yoon Dujun back to my screen. Can't handle his sexy lips :) :).

The moments Geu-rim and her Mother listening to the radio show while talking, got me teary eyes..... Now it makes sense how Geu-rim writes her scripts that way. It's because of her "habit" with her mother. Living closed with persons with blindness, I can understand what Geu-rim's doing.

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Hmmm. First ep was okay considering a lot were kind of concerned with regards to the age gap, which never bothered me because for one, I know KSY can handle it. Her acting skills are way beyond her age, hence does not pose any threat as to the pairing (unless, of course if she was paired with someone in his 30s, then I would've opposed!). Second, YDJ does not look old, he looks his age. I've first seen him with KSG in Splash,Splash Love and I would love to see them work again sometime.

I think fans are bothered by this pairing simply because they haven't transitioned the way KSY is slowly doing as she's becoming an adult. Some are still hung up on her high school roles (which she can always deliver) which to me is typecasting and will only deter her development as an actress.

Also, I'm seeing double standards here. Why do people react when younger actresses are paired with older Oppas but find it cute when older Noonas are paired with younger actors? This is kdramaland, people! They could give us a unicorn or an ogre for an Oppa and we would still buy it because of the *feels* that they give us. 😂😂😂

I hope this show delivers more than what the viewers expect that by the finale it can flip it's hair, brush off the dust and say "Eat that, you judgers/first impressionist!"

😂😂😂

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lol unicorns & ogres.
Don't give them ideas, or 2019 will be the year of time-travelling medical unicorns & ogres in prison.

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HAHAHAHAH. That will be hilarious! And it's only a matter of time. We already have bulls. monkeys and pigs for Oppas in Hwayugi. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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I don't like big age gaps either way.

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Well, what can I say? We all have our preferences. Just because it works for others doesn't mean it would work for you. Let's just spread love. 😊😊😊😊😊

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Was I spreading hate? It was a comment to the statement/question of people having double standards about age gaps. No sarcasm intended. Honestly just a statement.

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I'm not saying you were. Haha! Chill, man! Just because I said we should just spread love doesn't mean I perceived your statement as spreading hate. 😊

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Watching episode one with worries about the age gap but I think its doable that I have no problem with how the drama will turn out. It's not the first time I see her act with an older counterpart aka Taecyeon so I'm om board with this drama.

KSH acting is really great and she's so in character that you see her as her character, not the 18 year old KSH. Compare to Kim Sae-ron (granted both are talented), KSH definitely pull the acting with older actor better.

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is doctor the guy from moonlight cloud drama (one with park bo gum.. and is doctor the guy who was park bo gum's bodyguard?)

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Yup the very same! :)

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I'm sure I'll get flamed good for this, but I can't understand why everyone makes such a huge deal out of real life age gaps. It's *acting*. If an actor/actress has the chops to pull it off, then I don't really care what the real age gap is. Yes, they could have cast an older actress, but maybe they like *this* one - the actress doesn't have to be the same age as the character she plays. By the same token, why do they cast older actors to play teenagers? The *characters* aren't supposed to have a huge age gap between them, so I personally (you can feel however you want) fail to see why it's so cringey. It's a K-drama, it's not like they'll be having illicit sexual scenes together - at most there'll be a few kissing scenes.

As far as episode 1 went, I too was surprised that it wasn't what I was expecting. I think we are going to get a deeper story than a superficial rom-com. I'm kind of looking forward to where this story is going to take us. :)

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with you !
even real life.. for mature women e.g. if a 30 yr old wants to marry 50 yr old.. i understand the usual insecurities but still if someone loves let them be

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story wise looks like UF.. as in hero clearly has depression which apparently has manifested itself in form of some tumour that keeps making him dizzy and his dreams where skull bleeds everytime

just don't make it a sad story

and i feel bad for lead for having such a horrible father.. [SPOILER REDACTED]

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Agreed. Ironically, I bet some of those who complain come from places where you will have a hard time if youre still a virgin at 18 and some 15 year olds looking like 25.

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Totally with you. I didn't like how the comment section tend to judge the previews before they even see the actual drama. I called people out on being archaic on the preview posts before, but I'm pleasantly surprised by how KSH managed to win them over, and most have changed their minds. That said, I had my doubts about YDJ since I'm just not a fan, but he's always come through in his roles - being that he's quite charismatic and that's enough to pull me along for the ride. The drama itself also has more depth than I anticipated from the summary. I'm happy to add this to my drama nights while waiting for the next Hwayugi episodes!

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