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Premiere Watch: Woohoo Waikiki

 

Woohoo Waikiki

Time slot: Monday & Tuesday
Broadcaster: JTBC
Genre: Comedy
Episode count: 16

Reasons to watch: I could really use a new comedy to watch right about now, plus I’m really excited that Kim Jung-hyun (School 2017, Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People) is back in a new drama. This one is a coming-of-age story about a trio of boys who are unlucky in pretty much every aspect of life, and their crazy misguided scheme to run a guesthouse to make enough money to produce their own film. What they didn’t anticipate was the arrival of a single mother and her baby into their lives, which ought to make for some hilarious Three Men and a Baby situations.

It’s a youthful, upbeat drama about friendship and twentysomethings struggling to find their way, and coming from the PD of Man to Man and the writer of Blue Tower, I think the bromance and the comedy will be strong with this one.

Even the show’s promo is cheekyโ€”the website features reviews for the guesthouse from characters in other JTBC dramas (pictured below). Bong-soon (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon): “I went with my husband and kids before the official opening, and they were very nice and friendly~ even though my daughters caused some minor accidents ^^;; They said it was okay~ They were all so sweet~ I really want to go again!! Strongly recommend!”

Ssong (Age of Youth): “It was a very satisfying stay. Above all, the fact that all the hosts are men is the best..โ™ก But one of them was particularly prickly with me.. And he seemed kind of familiar.. Anyway! Next time I will come without my friends. Alone!”

There are even reviews by Sohn Seung-won and Lee Yi-kyung’s former characters. Sung-min (Age of Youth): “One of the hosts was verrry good-looking, hahahaha.” Yo-gwang (Mirror of the Witch): “The land’s energy is very clear.. Are you by any chance interested in heavenly energy? I would like to talk to you about it some more ^^ Give me a call.”

 
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That promo got me interested to check the drama :D

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Oh my god those reviews are adorable. I'm hoping this show is as funny as the promos are making it seem.

Ssong's review though. "Anyway! Next time I will come without my friends. Alone!" Ummmm?? Why?? So you can get with the Sung-min lookalike??

C'mon, show. Gimme that Park Eun-bin cameo.

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Seriously, Show, you are telling us that Ssong actually was a guest there. You gotta give us at leash one flashback of her stay!

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Song Seung Won's character is the "looks like bear acts like a fox". He was watching porn in some of the teasers. He's the MALE VERSION OF SSONG. After teasing us for two whole seasons (which came to naught), jtbc triples it with waikiki's ssong guesthouse review and a male ssong character? Yes JTBC I will lap it up, I'm easy like that.

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I'll have to check this out...maybe after I watch all the others in my list. OTL

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What? That is SO. CUTE. But also why do you keep reopening our wounds, JTBC??? T_____T

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IKR? At first I was so tickled to see Ssong's review and then I was like "HOW DARE THEY!!!!"

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Making (nonexistent) money from our misery, the bastards! *shakes fist*

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THEY JUST KEEP TEASING US T.T

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OMG I'm laughing my heads off and my stomach is already aching in the first 10 mins. Gah, them Waikiki brothers are hilarious on their own and then you add babysitting hijinks. What a way to start a show, Show!

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The baby is so squishy!

Finger-pointing-language by Park Sungwong was so hilarious. Point, complimented Junsikโ€™s eyes. Point, step back. Point, good job. Point, heโ€™ll buy them beef. Point, kiss on the cheek. I was LOL-ing so hard.

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IKR! I love it that everyone but Jun-ki understood his finger-pointing. I'm having fun laughing at him feeling clueless and helpless. Oh gosh, I never knew I had a sadist in me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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omg i'm excited for this! hope the drama lives up to the expectations :D

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I want to give this a try, I need something lighthearted to counterbalance 'Mother' "heaviness"...hope it delivers.

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Exactly my thought. I am waiting for this show and the pretty noona who buys me food.
Either way I have been too busy to watch anything, but for me television only exists in Korea, so... when I have the chance, you understand, I will need something new. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‹

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Hahahaha at "television only exists in Korea"

Me too, the two upcoming shows I am looking forward to most are Waikiki and Pretty Noona.

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haha, are you me?!? I seldom watch my country's TV shows/programs anymore... in my spare time, my life mostly revolves around watching Korean entertainment. Celebrating 8 years of addiction this yearXD

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Well, me, I stopped watching tv like more than 10 years ago when I was still a teenager, or something like that, I mean, I remember liking pokemon, dragon ball and slam dunk, but those were Japanese manga! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
American film industry: just very very very rare. It is simply not appealing anymore, not even so called winning awards movies.
And I watch once in a while Kdramas exclusively since 2012 (due to lack of knowledge, never watched korean variety shows or awards or concerts).
So yeah... for me, there is only korean tv possibilities to watch. 5 years total!! Let's make a party ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚

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I stopped watching most of my country's TV when I decided I was going to take a break from watching crime series and serial killers and realised that then there was hardly anything good left.

And now I'm just addicted.

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So for some reason I had it in my head that Pretty Noona was airing soon, like in a couple of weeks (even though they just had their scriptreading) but itโ€™s not airing until NEXT MONTH!!!

I am so sad now.

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Oh nein!! But on the other hand time flies by very quick. I remember going to visit my brother who now has a baby by the end of December, crying rivers in France when I knew grandma (JBL) would die, and today is already February!!!! By the way, about the noona...
Did they agree on the cast? Is our batman cop going to do it??
I hope so.

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Oh yes! Cast has been confirmed, the script reading took place on Jan 25th!

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It was very silly and funny. A strong premiere.

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I don't know what's in the water over at JTBC but they rarely disappoint!

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I have found these three male actors memorable even in their minor roles, therefore I am thrilled to see them as leads in a drama, and I hope the drama does justice to their wonderful comedic talent! Please make me laugh until my cheeks hurt!

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Here's for starters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGWAujiJlN0 ๐Ÿ˜

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https://youtu.be/QND-kZAy2bE
I found this really funny. Especially the irony at the end.

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I'm really excited for this drama. It looks lovely! And looks like JTBC is also a Ssongsungmin shipper ๐Ÿ˜ So what r u waiting for JTBC? just give us Age of Youth S3 and let Park Eun Bin do a cameo for this ๐Ÿ˜

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Those reviews though. Hahahahahaha. I'm watching! Hoping it would get me out of my drama drought.

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Such a clever promo!! I hope this drama fits my need for something light, fluffy, and funny!!

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Does anyone know of this got licensed? I am not seeing it anywhere.

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I saw on DramaFeverโ€™s instagram that they picked it up! I imagine the first episode will be available soon.

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Great!! Thanks!! I searched their website and nothing popped up, so this is a relief. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I watched it without subs on ondemandkorea

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Without subs isn't really an option. I am one of those sad folks that can speak one and only one language. Ondemandkorea subs some of their shows, so maybe they might sub this as well. We shall see. But, if DF is subbing it then I am all set regardless. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Oh gotcha, well hopefully they sub it soon. I couldnโ€™t understand some of the jokes either without the subs

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I'm about to watch it at kimchidrama.tv ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I watched its first eps last night on Viu

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Good to know for those in the Viu area of service. DF has indeed picked it up. I just finished watching the 1st epi. So funny!!!!

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Yeah, too bad DF doesn't show much in my region. Funny, indeed!

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Then thank the dramagods for both Viu and DF!!! Hahahaha

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Three men and a baby! I need some comedy in my life right about now...

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Yes, I'm going to check this out! Hopefully it will be as fun as the teasers, but with heart and charm.

So now, I will have 3 new shows to follow: "Radio Romance", "Misty", and "Woohoo Waikiki"

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Hilarious!

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So much cute! I was already sold from the casting and the plot. Then even more sold after watching the epic trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D01MKIuSf0U

So much running, tripping, and slapping!

Now the reviews...!

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Can we hope for recaps? *begging puppy eyes*

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Yes!! Yes!!
We can name the recap comment section the Beanies' luau!

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Totally a good idea, please count me in. I don't have games in my telephone. I don't use Facebook or instagram or twitter... the only thing I do when I am in the subway or sitting at the doctor's waiting room or wherever I have to wait is go to my dramabeans!!! Even if I am not watching many shows, you beanies keep me updated, yaiks!! Thank you very much!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽŠ

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Lololol. They had me at their promo. Gosh, can't wait!

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Just watched it last night and it got me hooked. Lol-ing hard last night. I like the trio because they were really into the character. The babysitting hijinks are hilarious, especially when the mom came and acted careless. Will def continue to watch this show.

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LOL that promo. Excuse me though!!! Bong Bong and Min-min had kids?? Where's that drama at?

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Yeah, they had twin daughters! That buddha...

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I just realised Bong Soon's review said she and Min Hyuk brought their kids. And then she said "her daughters caused minor accidents." Does this mean that they had more kids after the twins?

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Pretty sure the kids meant the twins. I can't help but imagine what accidents the girls caused.... ^^

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Yea, maybe I'm reading too much into the kids vs daughters thing. Semantics.

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@irishrah, @wakimary, @obsessedmuch, @kaybee... we're gonna watch this all together, right? You know? For reasons? :P

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Obviously! Waikiki Club for the win! ;)

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Yayyyyyyy!! *even though two members of the Waikiki Club are currently AWOL*

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Busy people I tell you. Even the star of the club has not been as active on DB lately.. @wakimary where are you??

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I knowww!!! Oh she was on yesterday I think though... but yes! Where are you @wakimary!? We can't watch this without you!!!

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I even breezedb through the first episode in anticipation.. but.. err.. I'll reserve judgement for now.. !
But yayyy waikikikikikikiki !

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Hhahha... yeah me too! I am gonna watch ep 2 now and then decide if it's my thing!

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Hello my Dears!

Sic (@sicarius) & Muchie (@obsessedmuch), I'm drowning at work AND school at the moment. though I try to at least lurk over at DB and/or IG.

I'll be watching this (of course,how could I ever not?!) but by weekends most likely.

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Awwie! Hwaiting Wacky!

I hope this show is awesome throughout it's run!

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Hwaiting Waki!! And I will look out for you lurking then!

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Haha, the promo reviews are so cute. :D

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OOMG, can we get a cameo from either Park Bo Young or Park Hyung Sik? Or both?

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That is also my dream. It cannot be hard to find two little girls to play the twins!!!๐Ÿ˜

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Indeed! In fact, if they get the whole Do clan... and the grandma to cameo, that would be the best present ever!

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With Oh Dong Byung and Secretary Gong bickering at the side...while throwing shade at Bong Soon hahaah. I bet Oh Dong Byung would totally follow Min Hyuk and Bong Soon on their family trip! And what would he say about the twins? "They're aliens from outer space!"

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Finally! A comedy!

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Well, now I have to watch ~ they picked my favorite characters for crossover reviews hehe.

Fingers crossed the Waikiki boys can brighten up my currently depressing everyday!!

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They got 1.8 last night. Not bad fir a cable drama pilot, but still not that good since JTBC gets 3-5% at 11 PM when Non Summit and Around the World Package Tour was on that slot.

Still, I'm hoping that JTBC will not give up that slot. Their fellow general cable channels are trying to follow what they did by producing their own dramas this year, so JTBC is no longer the only general cabke channel to produce scrupted series. Also, tvN had already expanded their drama line up into 3 dramas per week. Gopefull they maintain the no. if dramas they have and increase the volume of it eventually.

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Yeah this drama airs later so maybe thats why, and it features a relatively new line-up of stars (same for Rain or Shine). I don't think they will remove this time slot yet - they have Kim Yoojung's drama airing after this. Hopefully the ratings will slowly go up.

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Woo.. I love the promo 'reviews', so creative!
But since the reviews are all from ex-JTBC dramas, they should have one review from Kang-doo and Moon-soo too ;)

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can somebody translate the comments/reviews by actors i couldnt get anything.

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I'm currently 22 minutes in Episode1 of Waikiki, so far it's up to the hype/promo. It's wacky, silly, light. Most important of all, PARK SUNG WOONG cameo in it! with no dialogue whatsoever, which make it more hilarious!

Glad there's something breezy and light enough for me to watch, with all the bleak and darkness and mystery i get from 'Return' and 'Misty'.

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The cameo and the "non-dialogue" scenes really hurt my stomach. Have watched episode 1 and 2 and I couldn't stop laughing so HARD! :)))))

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I know, right? I had to pause a couple of times coz I laughed so much during the scenes with PSW.

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It reminds me of Jang keun suk movie.. i guessed it has the same vibe with Baby and me.

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Just finished ep 1. I have issues with the content.
Really put off by the breastfeeding jokes. There are things called nursing cover where u can feed baby with coverage. If you have money to buy expensive baby carriers, don't see why can't just spend a tiny extra on nursing cover. Even a shawl will work. And mom's don't just start pumping on the sofa in public view of guys. Are they trying to create awareness or just trying to sneer at breastfeeding? Really put off.
The finger jokes, they were lame, but at least I could see they were trying very hard to make humour out of everything. But when they proceeded to this sensitive topic... wow... Speechless...
I'm sorry Tae swoon, I'm sorry Sungmin, I think I'll have to bow out of this show. See you in your next drama instead.

Noticed also that the writer is the same one who wrote modern farmer. I couldn't stand the toilet jokes in that one too.
Think I can't watch things by this writer.
So sorry I can't join the rest of the tae-swoon fanclub gang this time

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Ohh, it is the same writer from modern farmers?? I see... and then I can get why you won't watch it. In modern farmers, I also hated the toilet/peeing jokes, and I found more than the half of the show nonsensical. But what made me laugh over there, made me laugh like crazy. I think the writer is not so bad (let's say, it is a good one for goofy and absurd situations that will make us laugh for the day and exercise our face muscles, LOL).

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Soooo, hey, I watched the first episode and I must say: I laughed genuinely like I have not laughed in a while. ๐Ÿ˜€
Some scenes were kind of irrational, which made me roll my eyes, but I could make it like my personal contract with the show: "show, I will believe people behave like this. And I am also going to believe these boys are really on their own and they don't have parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, godfathers or godmothers, just anyone who can help them to pay the electricity, or make some publicity for their guest house, so that they can carry on".๐Ÿ˜‚
How about believe they really received guests without running water? I mean: they couldn't have paid the service filthy away, in the night, could they?? But ok, I will believe that and ride the fun. Some parts were truly hilarious. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
I was hoping for a recap but I suppose the beanies don't have much time๐Ÿ™„

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what is all this KOOKY MADNESS????

i don't think they were making fun of nursing, i think they are trying to de-stigmatize cultural awkwardness toward it...

yes, the potty humor went pretty far - and the female mustache was just so darn silly, c'mon... it was a riot. actually, my favorite was the balancing act on the bus to preserve the actor's fingernails... we tried doing that on the subways when we were in korea and japan as we noticed some commuters not holding onto anything...
: D

can they keep it up without becoming too Three Stooges? i hope they keep it more like the Marx Brothers...

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I've seen the first two episodes and this is real hit or miss! Some of the jokes and storylines are golden, and then there's just as many groans. So much potty humor--especially the second episode. Though, these are very immature boys so the immature humor I suppose goes on theme.

Some parts are SO funny, though. The Park Sung Woon pointing story had me crying. Same with Tae-swoon trying to hide from his ex-GF. The whole fake date storyline was super funny. I like that they do it as two half hour episodes--almost like a sitcom format.

Tae Swoon is doing okay--I feel like he hasn't totally found his rhythm yet but he's had some really funny moments and he seems all in. Lee Yi-kyung is killing it. I've never seen him in anything but he's found that perfect balance between being ridiculous but believably pitiful.

The whole breastfeeding thing I took as making fun of how uncomfortable people get about women breastfeeding, not making fun of breastfeeding. There's a scene where Yoon-ah is thinking how weird her new housemates are (cause they are all really weird) and then she starts breastfeeding and they're like "Why is this lady so weird, what's her deal?" And the show, to me, was trying to say--no, breastfeeding your child is normal, what you whackos do day to day is super weird.

I'll keep watching for a few more weeks to see how it plays out, but enjoying it as something silly and fun for now.

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The Park Sung Woon pointing story had me crying.

That was the best scene so far, in my opinion. Great comedic writing! I hope they'll keep up with that quality.

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I LOVE this premiere episode! The actors, the direction, the writingโ€”comedy is often seen as a lesser genre opposed to melodrama but come on to get the timing just right takes skills. Looking forward to more!

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This is hilarious. The three of them are so incredibly inept at practically everything that their lives could actually make a good melodrama fodder, yet the way they fail at things spectacularly makes it for a fun watch instead.

The ironic thing about them is that they are so bad at so many aspects of their lives, yet surprisingly they do quite well for people who have zero knowledge of taking care of a baby. Ha.

I particularly love Lee Yi-kyung's character since it seems as if he's not at all acting but he's like that in real life. Heh.

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