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Woohoo Waikiki: Episode 5

Good news! There is not one scene in this episode that will make you want to throw up. What we do have is a lot more laughs, a lot more secondhand embarrassment, and a few more sweet, meaningful moments between our housemates. One of them in particular is about to get a wake-up call of a very serious sort, the kind that could change their lives forever.

 
EPISODE 5: “There’s nothing wrong with you!/A perfect room to recover”

The Waikiki housemates try to cheer up Seo-jin, who’s been hiding in bed since her disastrous job interview. Even though Doo-shik reminds him that the interviewer sexually harassed Seo-jin, Joon-ki yells at her for whacking the guy with raw meat until she screams at him to shut up.

She starts crying that she really wanted to work for that company, and that he’s making her feel even worse. Chastened, Joon-ki apologizes, but Seo-jin wails that nobody will ever hire her with her temper. She decides to give up on trying to find a job, making big brother Dong-gu snap that Kangs don’t give up. Seo-jin shrieks, and the guys beat up Dong-gu for being insensitive.

Dong-gu and Yoon-ah go for a walk, and Yoon-ah says that Seo-jin just needs emotional support. She gets distracted by the treats displayed in a bakery window and wonders out loud if she could really become a pastry chef. Dong-gu teases her, and they bicker over whether Yoon-ah is upset.

Joon-ki pulls up in a little red beater car he’s named Rebecca, having decided to buy a car to prepare for his daily drama role as a driver. He offers Dong-gu and Yoon-ah a ride home, alarming them when they realize that the car is practically falling apart around them. The seat belt tears loose in Dong-gu’s hands and the door doesn’t even open from the inside, but Joon-ki keeps telling them “It’s okay, it’s okay!” HAHA.

When they get back home (awww, Dong-gu whines that he missed Sol), they find Doo-shik repeatedly refreshing the website of his online novel to bump up the hit number. Joon-ki says it’s because his novel — which is about Bruce Lee being reincarnated into the President of the United States then getting kidnapped by aliens — is just bad, so Doo-shik vows angrily that he’ll never let Joon-ki act in anything he writes.

Joon-ki nearly walks right into Seo-jin, who’s moping around the house, having not shaved in days. Dong-gu is worried about her, so she asks Yoon-ah to get Seo-jin out of the house for some fresh air and that emotional support she mentioned.

Doo-shik get busted by Boss Kim at the convenience store boss for writing while at work, and he gives Doo-shik his apartment passcode and some laundry to throw in the washer. He introduces the new part-timer, who just happens to be his very pretty daughter, Sun-woo. Doo-shik falls instantly in love, and Sun-woo seems impressed by his dream to be a writer.

While watching Sol, Dong-gu and Joon-ki are driven nearly catatonic by endless repeats of Baby Shark. But any attempts to change the channel cause Sol to burst into tears, so they resign themselves to the torture.

Suddenly, they hear a loud, pounding noise, which turns out to be Doo-shik’s heart. He dramatically informs them that he’s in love, which is evidently a regular occurrence judging by their reaction of, “Who is it this time?” Hee. Doo-shik squees at them about Sun-woo, but Joon-ki bursts his bubble by saying that the cuter the girl is, the less chance Doo-shik has with her.

Doo-shik is distracted from his love trance by a call from a film company, but when he goes to their office, he finds himself in a dingy room surrounded by posters of half-naked women. Director Tak says that he read Doo-shik’s online novel, which he describes as trash. But apparently he liked the bedroom scene and calls Doo-shik an “erotic genius.” What.

He asks Doo-shik to write a scenario for the fifth in a series of erotic movies, and Doo-shik refuses, full of righteous indignation. But Director Tak reminds him that many very famous and respected writers have made erotic movies, so Doo-shik tentatively nods his head and agrees.

Yoon-ah takes Seo-jin to the park, but it’s so cold and windy that there’s only one kid there. Seo-jin miserably asks to go back home, but Yoon-ah takes her face in her hands and quotes something she saw on the cover of one of Doo-shik’s books: “Failure is not falling down, but staying down.”

She points dramatically to the kid, who’s been dragging a kite around the park, occasionally tripping and falling. Yoon-ah shows Seo-jin that even though it was difficult, the kid never gave up and now his kite is finally in the air. She tells Seo-jin to keep trying and she’ll fly just like that kite, but when Seo-jin looks up, the kite swoops down to smack her in the face.

She locks herself in her room again, leaving Yoon-ah to call apologies through the door. Dong-gu gripes at her for screwing up and making Seo-jin feel worse, and he says he’ll take care of it himself. The next morning, he wakes Seo-jin and, in a gentle voice, says he wants to take her somewhere.

They end up on a mountain overlooking the city, where Dong-gu tells Seo-jin that “failure is not falling down, but staying down.” He points to the sun and says that it rises and sets every day, so if she keeps trying, she’ll shine like the sun someday.

Seo-jin just blinks at him incredulously, and he grows alarmingly cheerful as he challenges her to a race down the mountain. But he only takes a few steps before tripping and falling, hurting his knee. He sits there screaming like a whiny little baby, then makes Seo-jin piggyback him down the mountain as she complains that someone didn’t take their own advice about getting back up again.

This time it’s Dong-gu apologizing through Seo-jin’s door, while Yoon-ah sneers that he gave her such a hard time. Joon-ki joins them and says with utter confidence that he can make Seo-jin feel better. Seo-jin understandably objects and begs them all to just leave her alone, so Joon-ki literally drags her, kicking and screaming, out of bed.

Meanwhile, Doo-shik is watching erotic videos for inspiration, when he gets a text from Sun-woo. He invites her to lunch sometime and she accepts, making Doo-shik squeal with happiness. Another text comes in, this time from Director Tak saying that his first scenario is too boring.

Doo-shik chooses some erotic scenes and sends them to Director Tak, only he accidentally sends them to Sun-woo. OH NOOO. He realizes with horror what he’s done and rushes out of the house, only to run right into Sun-woo… and Boss Kim. Yikes.

Joon-ki takes Seo-jin for a ride in Rebecca, ending up in an empty field. He tells her that “failure isn’t falling down…” but she finishes the quote, snapping that everyone keeps saying that to her. Undaunted, Joon-ki points to the reeds blowing in the wind, and tells Seo-jin that if she bends with the wind, someday she’ll bloom like a beautiful flower. LOL, that is so cheesy.

On the way home, a piece of paper smacks into Rebecca’s windshield, so Joon-ki tells Seo-jin to roll her window down and get it off. The window only rolls down a few inches, but Seo-jin manages to squeeze her hand through. The broken window rolls back up on its own, trapping Seo-jin’s arm hanging halfway out of the car.

Before they can pull over safely, they approach a couple standing by the side of the road, arguing over the man’s cheating on his girlfriend. The man is completely unrepentant, and he turns his cheek to his girlfriend, yelling at her to just slap him. Joon-ki’s car drives past, and Seo-jin’s trapped hand smacks the guy hard enough to knock him to the ground. HAHA.

Luckily for Doo-shik, Sun-woo left her phone at home and hasn’t seen his dirty text, so he speeds to their apartment and lets himself in. He finds Sun-woo’s room and grabs her phone from her bed, but before he can delete his texts, he hears Sun-woo and Boss Kim arriving home.

He hides in Sun-woo’s closet, so he hears their reaction when she checks her messages and sees the naughty pictures e accidentally sent. Boss Kim freaks out, but Sun-woo defends Doo-shik, saying that it was probably an accident. Doo-shik grins to himself when she admits to her father that she kind of likes him.

She decides to call him to ask if it was a mistake, and they hear Doo-shik’s phone ring from inside the closet. Oops. They find him crouched in there like a creeper, and Doo-shik swears that this is a huge misunderstanding. He tries to come out and accidentally grabs a pink bra, which doesn’t help his case.

Joon-ki and Seo-jin end up at the police station, Joon-ki trying to explain how they slapped someone from a moving car while Seo-jin retreats into a semi-catatonic state. Dong-gu and Yoon-ah arrive just moments before Doo-shik is dragged in by a pair of cops, protesting that he’s not a pervert, and when he sees Dong-gu he runs and leaps into his arms.

Eventually everyone is released, and Seo-jin levels them all with an angry glare and tells them to please leave her alone. Joon-ki tries to apologize, but she’s not having it, so he offers to do anything she asks, even a strip tease, to earn her forgiveness.

Seo-jin tells him to do the strip show, and when Joon-ki protests that it’s freezing cold right now, she orders him never to speak to her again. Desperate to prove himself, Joon-ki whips off his jacket, roars Seo-jin’s name, and starts to shimmy. OMG this is really happening right now.

As he unbuttons his shirt, Joon-ki calls to Dong-gu and Doo-shik to join him. They take off their shirts and dance while telling Seo-jin that she was right to fight back, as Yoon-ah backs away from the crazy people and hides Sol’s eyes, hee.

The guys end with a dramatic booty-shake and pose with adorable come-hither glances over their shoulders at Seo-jin. She finally cracks up and they celebrate, only to get chased away by the cops.

The next day, Doo-shik follows Sun-woo from his restraining order’s distance of 100 meters. He calls to her that he’s sorry and that it was a mistake, but she can’t hear him.

The housemates clean in up advance of a large group of lodgers. Doo-shik complains over having to give up their own rooms, but they need the money, having been told to get out again by the landlord. Seo-jin gripes at Joon-ki, who’s busy doing nothing, but he argues that it’s his first day of shooting his drama so he’s practicing “mind control.”

Seo-jin notices that Yoon-ah is awfully quiet and asks if she’s sick (and whoa, look at how fast Dong-gu’s head whips around, hee). Yoon-ah is running a high fever so they take her to the doctor, who announces that it’s swine flu. Joon-ki flees the room, afraid to catch something.

Dong-gu worries that she’ll get their guests sick, so they decide Yoon-ah needs to be separated. They’ve given all their rooms to the guests, and Joon-ki (who’s wearing a gas mask, LOL) objects to making her stay alone in a motel.

Dong-gu gets the bright idea to set up a tent on the roof, but at least he gives her a heater and an electric blanket. He says it’s partly Yoon-ah’s fault for not taking care of herself, and Joon-ki pokes his head out (still wearing the mask) to bark that he’s being insensitive. For a bathroom, Dong-gu gives Yoon-ah a toddler’s potty chair, though the others protest.

He helpfully points out that the chair plays a little song so she’ll be less embarrassed, but Yoon-ah says it’s okay as long as they look after Sol. They all head down to greet the guests, leaving Yoon-ah alone on the roof.

The guests arrive, but Joon-ki notices that Dong-gu has a runny nose. Uh-oh. Dong-gu ends up on the roof, sniffling balefully as Joon-ki uses a mop handle to poke him into the tent. Joon-ki zips them inside, and Dong-gu grumbles at Yoon-ah for making him sick.

On the way to his first shooting, Joon-ki gets rear-ended, and he jumps out of his car to yell at the mousy little woman who hit him. He calls her a bad driver and potential murderer, almost making her cry.

Once he gets to the set, Joon-ki apologizes to the director for being late and promises his accident won’t affect his acting. The director wants to introduce Joon-ki to the drama’s writer, but when Joon-ki sees that it’s the woman who hit him, and who he verbally abused, he leaps away to hide from her.

That night, as they lay in their sleeping bags, Yoon-ah apologizes to Dong-gu for making him sick. He tells her that she’s a nuisance to others, even though she doesn’t mean to be, acting as if he’s just giving her friendly advice. He says that the thing he hates most is causing trouble to others, so he doesn’t understand her.

In an attempt to make peace, Joon-ki treats writer Hye-jin to a fancy dinner to apologize. He fibs that he wasn’t himself because his friend Dong-gu died this morning, and Hye-jin easily accepts his apology.

Joon-ki is solicitous and thoughtful all during dinner, which makes Hye-jin misunderstand his attentions. She asks if he has a girlfriend, and before Joon-ki realizes it, they’re dating. Whoops.

Doo-shik takes a couple of dinner trays to the roof, leaving them outside so that Dong-gu has to brave the cold. Dong-gu trips over a tent strap and falls, badly injuring his back. All he can do is lie in the tent, staring at his dinner but unable to feed himself.

He asks Yoon-ah for help, but she shoots him some side-eye and reminds him snarkily that he doesn’t like to be indebted to people. Dong-gu gives her permission to help him if she really wants to, and Yoon-ah takes pity and feeds him while he reminds her that he doesn’t like to ask favors. She says she’s got it, only to have him demand something different than rice for his next bite. LOL.

After Yoon-ah falls asleep, Dong-gu realizes that he needs the little boys’ room. He tries to get up himself, but his yelps of pain wake Yoon-ah. He has to admit (in the most pitiful voice ever) that he needs to pee, so Yoon-ah helps him up and over to the potty chair.

Dong-gu insists that he can unzip his own pants because he doesn’t like to bother others, so Yoon-ah rolls her eyes and heads back to the tent. She grins to herself when she hears the familiar do-do-do-do-do of “Baby Shark” coming from the potty chair, hee.

Joon-ki spends the whole night talking on the phone to Hye-jin, looking like he’s wishing for death. He whines to Seo-jin that she wouldn’t stop talking, and that he has another date with her tonight.

He gets a call from the director asking him to meet for drinks. The director says that his girlfriend recently broke things off, and that he thinks she’s fallen for another man. Oh no, I know where this is going. Joon-ki nearly spits out his soup when the director confesses that his ex is Hye-jin, vowing to beat up the guy when he finds out who it is.

Up on the roof, Dong-gu has fully submitted to Yoon-ah, who tells him to shut his mouth when he tries to say once again that he doesn’t like to bother people. She makes him blow his nose and washes his face for him, complaining that her real baby is gone and now she’s stuck taking care of a big baby.

After his date with Hye-jin, Joon-ki walks her home, nervously looking around for the director. She drags him inside for tea against his will, and when Hye-jin’s doorbell rings, Joon-ki freaks out to sees that it’s the director on the door monitor.

When the director threatens to let himself in and confront the man that’s with Hye-jin, Joon-ki hides in the bathroom. The director forces his way into the bathroom, but Joon-ki manages to scoot around him and run out of the building, hiding his face under a towel.

The director catches him outside , ripping at the towel until he reveals Joon-ki’s face. Joon-ki tries to explain that he’s not dating Hye-jin on purpose, swearing that he doesn’t like her that way, only to realize that she followed them and heard every word.

Joon-ki tells Seo-jin and Doo-shik about what happened later, worried that he’ll lose his drama role over this. Doo-shik doesn’t think so, saying that a professional writer wouldn’t be so petty.

Dong-gu’s fever grows worse, so Yoon-ah lets him rest while she stays up reading a cookbook. Dong-gu asks if she still wants to be a pastry chef, and Yoon-ah says she does, and that she won’t give up, for Sol’s sake.

She holds his phone for him when it rings, and she sees that his wallpaper is of a woman and a young child. Dong-gu croaks that the woman is his mother, and that she died. Yoon-ah asks what she was like, and Dong-gu says she was stubborn, had a temper, and nagged a lot. LOL, sounds familiar.

He adds that she used to beat him a lot, but that she had a soft heart, and admits that he misses her all the time. His cough gets worse, so Yoon-ah tucks him in, looking worried as she watches over him.

Dong-gu wakes first in the morning, but he pretends to still be sleeping when Yoon-ah stirs. She checks his forehead and she’s relieved that his fever has broken. Her tummy rumbles, and when Dong-gu snores a bit for effect, Yoon-ah lets out a cute little fart. Dong-gu smiles to himself as she tries to waft away the smell.

They’re allowed back downstairs since they’re well, and Doo-shik and Seo-jin perk up when the first episode of Joon-ki’s drama comes on. Joon-ki begs them not to watch, and he cringes when his scene arrives. The lead character hands him a piece of candy, which he eats, and promptly slumps over dead. PFFT.

Doo-shik and Yoon-ah are dismayed, though Seo-jin looks like she’s trying not to laugh that the writer wrote him out of the show. Dong-gu comes in to make fun of Joon-ki, having seen it on his phone, making Joon-ki scream at him and flounce upstairs.

Dong-gu hands Yoon-ah a flyer and tells her that if she wants to be a pastry chef, she needs to go to school. She pouts that she can’t afford school, so Dong-gu says that he did some research and found a program that supports single mothers going to school. He offers to help her apply and take her to look at schools, and Yoon-ah dissolves into tears.

He yells at her for crying again, bit Yoon-ah just launches herself at him and hugs his neck tightly. Dong-gu goes beet red and his heart pounds, and Seo-jin notices that he’s blushing and stammering. Doo-shik asks if Dong-gu is growing fond of Yoon-ah, but Dong-gu snaps that it’s nothing like that.

He storms up to his room, grumbling to himself that he’s not growing fond of Yoon-ah. But he wonders why he blushed when she hugged him, and at the memory, his heart starts thumping and his cheeks go pink again.

 
COMMENTS

Dong-gu is done for, and I think he just realized it. He’s crushing hard on Yoon-ah despite himself. Now begins my favorite part of any drama — when the guy starts to flail over his own unwanted feelings. Being already naturally flaily, I’m anticipating that Dong-gu’s reaction to this realization will be quite entertaining, with a lot of denial and contradicting behavior on his part, and a boatload of confusion on Yoon-ah’s part. In that sense, it was fun to see their little stint in the tent together forcing them to rely on each other, and to start forging a more personal connection that has nothing to do with their guesthouse arrangement.

Aside from the short-term cohabitation and the usual intimacy that it generates, it’s good that Dong-gu got hurt and was forced to lean on Yoon-ah a bit. It would have been a good lesson for him to learn to trust others, even if it had been anyone else. But the fact that it was Yoon-ah who was there when he needed help, I thought, was particularly meaningful. Dong-gu has spent weeks looking down on her, considering her a burden and a bother, and even going so far as to call her out on it and make her feel bad. It’s not fair of him, because Yoon-ah does plenty to earn her keep (and more than most of the others, let’s be honest). She may be unintentionally needy at times, but that’s no excuse for the way Dong-gu treats her. He’s softening up, but he’s still much too hard on her.

So, being in a position where he had no choice but to rely on her should be educational for Dong-gu. Not only will he be compelled to see her as someone who is useful and pulls her weight, but hopefully it will humble him a bit. And it gave Yoon-ah a chance to assert herself with Dong-gu, letting him know that he may look down on her for relying on others, but that he’ll regret it when he’s in their position. Of course she took care of him, because she’s a natural-born caretaker, but this time she got to do it because she was the one in control, not because she owes him something.

I enjoy the way the episodes are set up as half hour vignettes, which really works with this style of over-the-top silly storytelling. It allows the more ridiculous scenarios to have a quick resolution so they don’t drag on for too long, while letting the over-arcing story line take its time without feeling too slow. It also allows for lots of funny little stories that aren’t enough for a full plot arc, but that are still entertaining and fun to watch (not to mention all the awesome cameos!). And I especially love that each person gets to live their own little stories, allowing them to be the main characters in their own lives rather than just backup for the main characters in the drama.

I’ve seen some theories that Yoon-ah may not have been entirely truthful about her past, and/or may intentionally be scamming the Waikiki housemates, and I’m not sure what to think about that. On the one hand it would be a very interesting twist if she’s lied about her reasons for being at the Waikiki house, but on the other hand she’s just so sweet and innocent that I hate to think she’s deliberately taking advantage of the others. They’ve been so genuinely caring of her (even Dong-gu, though he doesn’t like to admit it) and have been so openly accepting of her and Sol, it would just hurt them so badly to discover that she’s been lying to them. But it’s true that she’s only told her story in very broad strokes, nor has she given a specific reason why she doesn’t want Sol’s father to know he has a daughter. So I suppose it’s possible that Yoon-ah isn’t what she claims to be, but I hope that if that’s true, that the truth at least isn’t something that could break up the sweet little family that’s forming around her.

 
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All three quoting that "Failure is not falling down, but staying down" was the funniest thing ever! That, and the dramatic background music followed by Seo Jin's biggest eye roll had me cracking up!! The Waikiki family are so ridiculous and over-the-top and yet they've already found their way into my heart. I liked the fact that they all really do care for Seo Jin and want her to cheer up despite her annoyance and wanting to be left alone. I guess family do stick out for each other!

Doo-shik writes erotic scenes? *what now* *baffled* *but...he looks so innocent!!* *Laughing*

And how awesome was it to finally see Dong-gu needing someone's help? And Yoon ah at that! I mean, sure he didn't admit to such a thing, but he was obviously grateful to her for being with him and taking care of him... all the while complaining that he REALLY does not help from others. HAHA!

And aw we didn't get to see much of Baby Sol! I would have liked to see the others taking care of the baby once again without Yoon ah being there.

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That cheering SeoJin up scenes are gold. I'm crying at how it always ends up with some unfortunate events... 🤣🤣🤣

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I know hahaha. Poor girl just wanted to sleep. No wonder she got annoyed by the end! 😂

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Son Seung-Won channeled some of Song Jin Won's erotic thoughts from AOY 😂

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Wow , @lollypip, you were gassy with this recap! Thanks. I just watch this episode today, and although it was one of those which made me laugh less, I still like it very much. And there were not much disgusting jokes... Thank you, show.
Criticisms: they really have bad luck... It is unreal how many things can go wrong at the same time, and I understand, they want to make it funny, but there could be also humor in more realistic situations.
Anyway, I am still in board. I can't wait to watch today's episode with subs tomorrow!!!

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I meant you were fast with the recap. So much hurry to post number one and I didn't check before posting. Sorry.

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That strip show was so not sexy but oh so hilarious 🤣

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Jun-ki's constant stream of "It's okay" got me in stitches. Especially contradicted by Dong-gu's horrified expression. And finally we got to see more of Doo-shik. His online novel sounds so bad that it actually could be entertaining. Haha...

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Was it a parody/scene from a movie?

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Are you referring to Jun-ki's "it's okay"? I'm not sure it's a straight parody, but some beanies said there is older actor who actually has similar way of saying that phrase.

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I have a feeling it's Lee Deok Hwa. He'd be cavalier and full of nonsense enough to do this kind of thing.

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The closest and the most recent one that I have noticed was in Childish Bromance: Small Town Cinema, in which actor Go Chang-suk said it so many times in his Gyeongsang dialect that the other cast, i.e. Sun Dong-il, Lee Jun-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung, also started using it :)

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Oh God that strip dance! And everyone using the same line to pull Seo-jin out of her slump. It's nice to see though how one line can be interpreted/visualised in so many different ways.

I particularly love the scene where they keep on watching the same show with Baby Sol. Ha! Dad 'confessed' to us when we were already much older how the constant repeats of Sesame Street and Disney films back when we were kids nearly drove him nuts. And then again when my little brother was born. Hehe. (But he did say that one of the episodes of Sesame Street gave him the idea on how to teach us how to read. So they can be pretty useful in parenting as well.)

Am glad that this show keeps on giving when it comes to the fun in unexpected ways, without losing sight of the endearing moments. Each new episode becomes my favourite. Haha!

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With my niece, it was Bubble Guppies. I can still do the entire "outside" rap.

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I still remember how I got really bored to near catatonic watching teletubbies and sesame street while babysitting my little sister. I practically can recited their lines verbatim back then. 🤣🤣

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I don't think Sol crying when the channel was changed was some form of acting at all. I tried changing the channel once when my little brother was watching teletubbies and he cried. As if it weren't enough that I felt like a bloody criminal, I was reprimanded for doing so! Lesson learned. Never change channels when watching with a baby.

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Teletubbies.... another reason why pets are better than kids.
(Says I with a cat in my lap purring at me)

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Teletubbies was the most watched TV programme in the UK and my friends were telling me that everybody love(d)s it especially at 3 o'clock in the morning when still high - it's the most psychedelic show to watch.

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Haha, I loved that too! Having to watch the same show over and over with my nephew made me really appreciate my parents putting up with endless repeats of my shows. I forget important things for exams but after 10+ yrs I remember all the lyrics for Big Red Car and more thanks to him lol.

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I'm getting sick of being in a friend's car with her baby. The only music's playing was "Baby Shark", the same song the boys listening, LoL. I can feel them LOL

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When everyone tried to make Seo-jin smile LOL. The strip show 😂😂😂😂

Doo-shik looks so innocent but he writes good erotic scenes? LOL 😆😆 I want to know more about his online novel, because it sounds so ridiculous that it might be really funny!

Jun-ki keep getting unfortunate. He even bought the car (even it's broken😆) to practise to be a driver but it ended up was just a cameo 😩

Seo-jin’s trapped hand smacks the guy hard enough to knock him to the ground. HAHA. -This made me laughed so hard too! 😂😂😂

Donggu & Yoonah - Love is in the air 💕 Although at this state, it is Donggu who is started to feel something first 😆

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I'm so glad that Doo-shik had his own story in this episode. I had been feeling he was sidelined. But man...poor Doo-shik!! And unlike Junki who is a decent actor with bad prospects, it seems like Dooshik is bad at writing. How will he make it?

I love how this drama can build on a joke or signal an upcoming unfortunate event without seeming repetitive, stale, or boringly obvious - like of course the lady that Junki was screaming at was going to be the writer. But I did not expect the director to be dating her!! And course, Dooshik was going to get caught, and I loved how the drama actually had him arrested and a restraining order was placed on him, rendering him unable to explain himself!

I love the whole Donggu-not-wanting-to-bother-others gag! I was pretty angry at him for telling Yoonah she was a bother to others, and being all patronizing. Sure she screws up sometimes and her screw-ups can be irritating, but she does try to earn her keep. I agree with lollypip that she does more than most of the others. We don't see it on-screen, but she cooks and cleans for the guests. What sweet revenge to render Dong-gu incapable of even going over to the toilet to pee.

I've got to say that kid toilet is way too small to hold the pee of even one adult. I feel like they should have let Yoon-ah and Dong-gu use the indoors bathroom as long as they use antibacterial wipes on all the handles.

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I think they should have used that portable toilet they bought like 3 episodes ago. What happened to it? Lol!

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Ha! I totally forgot about it. Maybe they sell it to cover some extra expenses?

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Haha! They really should have just kept it. Like Dong Gu said before, they dont have enough toilets so an extra one can come in handy one day...

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Haha, loved the first line, LollyPip! I watched the episode half hiding behind my fingers but like you said, no barfing material this time. And thanks a lot, I finally got Baby Shark out of my brain but now it's back in there. 🙉

I laughed so hard when Junki met his demise with the Hard Candy of Doom in the FIRST episode of a MORNING drama. Almost as good as Dr. Drake Ramoray falling down the elevator shaft. Don't mess with writers.

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Thanks for the quick recap, Lollypip!!

This show is so hilarious, and just gets better and better. I saw some stills of the strip show and thought it would be lame, but I had tears from laughing - on that scene and the slap! The budding relationship between Yoon Ah and Dong Gu is adorable, but Lee Yi Kyung/Joon Ki is just killing it. He was awesome in Go Back Couple, and he's even more awesome here! I also love Seo Jin.

Really hoping they don't try to cause conflict with an ongoing love triangle with Dong Gu's ex - or if they do, it's in a fun way. And I'm hoping Yoon Ah's backstory isn't quite as sad as she says, but not to the point where she's a con artist. She just seems too innocent, and the gang (especially Dong Gu) would be so crushed. I am so happy to have found this show, and I wish it would become more popular in Korea!!

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Dong Gu's ex is paired with Doo Shik. So there will be shenanigans - but, of a different kind, I expect.

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I love how the four roomies and now including Yoon-ah and baby Sol know how to annoy each other. They play off of each other like real siblings.

Also had the baby shark song in my head all day yesterday.

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Everyone else pretty much summed it up. I am starting to look forward to this show every week!

I felt like Dong Gu finally found his stride this episode. Seemed like K. Jung-hyun didn't QUITE know where to take him in the first couple weeks (though he was funny and dedicated) and so it seemed a little uneven for me. But this week he totally killed it, found a nice balance between his pathetic and jerky and sweet sides, and seems to totally settle into Dong gu's quirky mannerisms (like the way he walks or his tone when he says certain things).

I can't wait to see how petty he will get when jealousy is thrown into the mix. Oh man.

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That baby sharks scenes is pretty relatable to me, it happened recently. I made my friends twins cried for 15 minutes because I took away my phone while they were focusing on the video. 😂

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I just marvel at the lack of disgusting stuff in this episode.

Rebecca disintegrating whenever they touch her was so funny. Oh, Jooshik-ssi, you and your unending misfortunes. HAHA.

They are showing more glimpses of Baby Sol. I just love her! What a cutie.

Dooshik finally had his moments. This innocent baby writes erotic scenes?! Like what?! I was laughing so hard at the My Sassy Girl parody.

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I had a car like Rebecca once. I kept replacing all the parts. I think when I finally got rid of it, it was pretty much all new except for the engine.

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Ummmmm Yoon Ah used the water which she threw Dong Gu mucus in to wash his face..... 🤪

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Thank you for the recap LollyPip! I don't really have anything to add that hasn't been said, just that I love the bg music in this show lol. From whatever that dramatic song was in the cheer-up-Seo-jin scenes to the Godfather music whenever Park Sung-woong was on-screen, it's hilarious.

I also really don't think Yoon-ah is trying to con anyone. It doesn't fit with her character. That said, her backstory is a little much, but if she did lie about it I can't see her doing that to take advantage of anyone.

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I like the theory that she's a runaway heiress, which may explain the sense of entitlement.

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So far this has been a great comedy. I loved that we saw a major advance in story of Dong-gu and Yoonah. Their quarantine together in the tent allowed them to learn to rely more on each other- and was also a major foreshadowing of their future marriage. Dong-gu starting to look for ways to support Yoonah’s dream was a real turning point for both of them.

Seeing Doo-shik destroy his budding romance through sheer carelessness followed by even dumber decisions was almost a waste of time, except that it served to show us his behavior patterns. Perhaps the writers are setting us up for a new story for our otherwise hapless writer.

But I thought that Joon-ki’s story was a truly major disappointment. I cannot help but wonder if the writers made a mistake here. Up to now he has been a decent guy with real talent and integrity who has simply been the victim of misfortune- and whose misfortunes might one day even add to his success by giving him a much deeper perspective on people and their lives. This episode destroyed that impression completely, as we see him screw up his first real opportunity through stupid decisions and the lack of integrity. When his car was bumped from behind he made the totally useless and unproductive choice to blow up in anger at the driver. He then proceeded to compound that error with one dishonest mistake after another. What if he had treated the driver with kindness instead? There is a real point here: To be a success requires more than just talent, however great, and more than just a willingness to work. It takes the right attitude towards people.

One of the most prominent professors at my law school told us at the end of a semester that he had met many of the greatest judges and most successful lawyers in our country- and that they varied a great deal in their personalities and approaches, except for one single character trait that each and every one of them had: kindness. He advised us that, if we truly wanted to be successful in our careers, and in life, that we should work hard to develop that trait. This episode illustrated his point. If Joon-ki had made a habit of applying a kindly approach to his dealings with people that habit would have still been in play when his car was hit- even if his head was hurting. He would not have selfishly blown up in anger but instead would have been nice in dealing with the driver. What would have happened next when the driver turned out to be Writer Kwan? She would have appreciated him. She would probably have found ways to get him more lines of dialogue and perhaps even his own minor story arc as the show went on. Together with his talents and his willingness to work hard his career would have truly gotten off the ground. It is Joon-ki’s bad attitude, as well as the lack of integrity he showed in his later decisions, which sent all of that up in smoke. If this is the real Joon-ki then I simply do not like him and do not believe that he deserves any sort...

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I appreciate your last para. But, of course, Joon Ki may well be this short-tempered person, i.e. that's how is character is drawn out.
The problem with the storyline is, as you point out, that it seems a bit inconsistent with his personality traits presented earlier. For instance, he was kindest to Yoon Ah when she first landed up... so, he isn't generally mean to strangers. And surely, he didn't love his car SO much to justify that kind of behaviour. Of course, he was stressed about his new drama - maybe that explains his behaviour in the morning. But then, taking the writer out, agreeing to date her etc. was all very inconsistent...

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Finally more Doo-shik! And in a way we totally didn't expect!!😂
I guess Doo-shik totally can do with some Song Ji-won shenanigans right now, hehe😝. (I wonder whether JtBc intentionally made it seem like there are parallels between those two characters. To begin with, they had her in mind at least to the extent to add an interview from her to the promo material right? Right?

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Where can you get not one,but THREE guys who strip tease at the request,in the middle of the town,no less?😂
And I think what happened to Joon-ki IS good,though sad. I mean, it's better to get written out of a drama than to earn a bad reputation from getting written IN due to an affair with the writer right? We already know Joon-ki hates such th

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For me the funniest moment was the slap 😂 Totally random, but when it dawned on me what's going to happen I was in stitches....(and worried I would wake up all my kids 😁)

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Another episode that manages to take the day's stress away! I really cannot remember the last drama series that made me laugh ('with', not 'at') so much. Love this bunch of well-meaning idiots!
And, I will always remember that 'failure is not falling down, but staying down'... here's to becoming the reed and the sun and all the many inspirational things in between :)

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The funniest thing in this episode is Junki's saying "It's Okay, it's okay" but seeing at Dong-gu's mortified expression. :)).

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ah looks like all kids love Baby Shark. my oldest niece loved it, and subsequently, her younger cousins love it too. i can never stop listening to it... because kids... once i told my oldest niece that i would play Baby Shark for her on my phone twice. i only played it once before we got interrupted by the adults, and after we were done with what interrupted us, my niece (who usually ignores me), ran up to me, and whispered to me "Baby Shark!" i was happy at first for her to run up to me like that, but my face changed after hearing what she said.

side note: the Korean version of Baby Shark sounded better than the English version... it has been on replay since i came across the link on the recap...

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omg I laughed so hard! XD I can't believe that after such a long drama slump, a comedy drama would bring me so much life.

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Notice the place where they shoot the tent scene, it is the same place where Legend of the blue sea were mostly shoot. I actually slept at the building when i was in Seoul last December but they might not start shooting any scene yet when i was there. Sad. Ugh.

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I feel like I lose IQ points watching this show, but I love every second of it. 😂

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From the sixteen episodes I've watched so far, I like this one the most :D

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Can I ask what is the title of the song during the strip show scene? Thanks

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