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Clean With Passion for Now: Episode 4

Our leading pair’s interactions trigger a crisis for our germaphobic leading man, who has to battle dueling reactions. He’s both repelled and drawn to the sloppy Oh-sol. At the same time, aware his condition is worsening, Seon-gyeol seeks professional help, but it’s becoming clearer each day that the unpredictable woman who keeps popping up in front of him is not only the reason for his confusion, but the key to his recovery.

 
EPISODE 4: “Bit by bit, just like that”

Seon-gyeol opens his eyes in a VIP hospital room and learns from Secretary Kwon that he’s there because he fainted. Seon-gyeol gags and runs to the bathroom when he remembers Oh-sol’s kiss, but he assures Secretary Kwon and his doctors that he’s fine.

Oh-sol frets while the rest of the team speculates about what happened to Seon-gyeol. Secretary Kwon calls Dong-hyun, who lets everyone know that they can go home, and Oh-sol collapses in relief when she learns that Seon-gyeol is okay.

At the hospital, Secretary Kwon argues that Seon-gyeol should stay overnight, but he insists that he fainted because of a mental shock. When Secretary Kwon won’t relent, Seon-gyeol blurts out, “I was hit by poop. A big chunk of bird poop fell on my lips.”

After Secretary Kwon leaves to process Seon-gyeol’s discharge, there’s a knock on his door. Seon-gyeol assumes that it’s Secretary Kwon and welcomes in his visitor while he’s fastening his pants and is startled by Oh-sol.

Eager for her to leave, Seon-gyeol urges Oh-sol to explain the reason for her visit, so she tries, “Thank you. And I’m sorry…I shouldn’t have done such a thing…I did it without thinking.” Seon-gyeol complains about her complicated love life and waves Oh-sol away, “Get out. I can’t stand breathing in the same space with you. It’s gross and disgusting.”

When Oh-sol attempts to defend herself, Seon-gyeol wants to know if she’s forgotten what she did. Oh-sol does her best to minimize what happened, “It was just a kiss,” but her face reddens as soon as she says it. Seon-gyeol is aghast when Oh-sol adds, “It was just a peck on the lips. Why make such a fuss over it?”

Frantic, Seon-gyeol details how contaminated Oh-sol was at the time of the kiss. Oh-sol exclaims, “Gosh, it’s not like I’m a colony of bacteria,” but that’s exactly how Seon-gyeol sees her and he suggests that she should change her name from Gil Oh-sol to “Gross Gil”.

Secretary Kwon returns as Oh-sol reels from being called “gross,” and notices that both Oh-sol and Seon-gyeol are upset. When she inquires, “Did something happen?” Seon-gyeol responds by spritzing sanitizer at Oh-sol.

Oh-sol researches one of the many bacteria that Seon-gyeol mentioned while Joo-yeon questions her interest. Oh-sol complains that she’s so embarrassed that she could die and confesses, “I kissed my boss.”

Oh-sol explains that she kissed Seon-gyeol out of the blue when Do-jin showed up and belittled her. When Oh-sol explains that Seon-gyeol just happened to be nearby, Joo-yeon figures out that she pretended that he was her boyfriend to save her pride.

Joo-yeon leans in, eager to hear what happened after the kiss, but she doesn’t expect Oh-sol’s answer, “He passed out…Apparently, he went into shock because I was too dirty.” Oh-sol confesses that Seon-gyeol kicked her out of the hospital after calling her, “…unpleasant and filthy.” Incensed, Oh-sol downs her beer and crushes the can as she vows, “I’ll destroy him. I’m going to destroy everything!”

At home, Seon-gyeol dries his hands at sink #3 and then absentmindedly touches his lips. He stammers, “Gross Gil. How dare she kiss me,” distressed that she ruined years of excellent hygiene. Seon-gyeol vigorously brushes his teeth and pledges, “Gross Gil! I’ll destroy you. I’ll never forgive you!”

Oh-sol gets home just as her father is about to leave for work, so she follows him and watches as he resumes his one-man protest. When his director passes by, Oh-sol’s father appeals to the man, but gets pushed to the ground hard enough to break his phone.

Oh-sol runs to her father’s side and lovingly escorts him away. They end up at a pojangmacha where Oh-sol’s father laments that cleaning is the only skill he has. Oh-sol promises to take care of him now that she has a job and when her father asks what she does, she answers that she has a generic office job.

Oh-sol’s father suddenly gets weepy, “You had to quit being an athlete,” but Oh-sol reminds him, “How many times do I have to tell you that I quit because I wanted to? Having Oh-dol as the athlete in the family is enough.” With her mother’s death anniversary coming up, Oh-sol’s father confesses that he’s ashamed to face his late wife, but Oh-sol blames her mother for leaving them too early.

Jae-min attends an open audition and acts out a scene that has him playing multiple characters, but it doesn’t go well. At work, Yeong-shik asks why he’s dressed up and gets angry when Jae-min asks to be left alone. Dong-hyun explains that Jae-min wants to be an actor and must have failed another audition.

Jae-min erupts in anger when Yeong-shik scoffs, “Does he think anyone can be an actor?” Yeong-shik thinks that Jae-min should be more realistic about his goals, so he asks what qualifies as realistic, “Moving from one job to another until you finally get to work in an office…getting married…having children and being chased by time for the rest of your life?” Jae-min shouts that Yeong-shik can pursue that for himself and warns him to stay out of his life.

Seon-gyeol dresses for work but when he looks in the mirror, he imagines Oh-sol puckering up her lips for a kiss and declares, “I must be crazy.” Oh-sol arrives at work at the same time as Seon-gyeol, who points to the bread crumbs around her mouth. Seon-gyeol is transfixed when Oh-sol licks her lips, until his cheeks turn red. Embarrassed, Seon-gyeol demands, “What are you, a kid,” leaving Oh-sol to wonder why he’s picking on her first thing in the morning.

When Seon-gyeol gets to his office, he hallucinates that there are multiple Oh-sols coming at him from every direction. He sprays two sanitizers simultaneously and pleads, “Don’t come near me,” just as Secretary Kwon walks in. She witnesses Seon-gyeol’s attempt to eliminate an imaginary army of tiny Oh-sols on his desk as he warns, “I’ll exterminate you! I’m going to kill you! Get lost!”

Outside, Jae-min shoots water into the air while the team cleans the company grounds. Yeong-shik thinks that it’s raining but once he realizes what’s going on, he throws a bucket of water on Jae-min.

Oh-sol and Dong-hyun join in and soon their laughter is overheard by Seon-gyeol and Secretary Kwon. When Seon-gyeol looks out the window, all he sees is Oh-sol’s laughing face and he can’t help but smile.

Seon-gyeol snaps out of his reverie when Secretary Kwon voices how much she envies the team’s youthful exuberance. He argues that they’re wasting water and warns Secretary Kwon that she should do a better job of training the employees, but she mumbles something about his 4-hour long showers wasting water.

Jae-min runs out of the courtyard with Oh-sol close behind and when she sprays her hose, she soaks Seon-gyeol as he walks by. Secretary Kwon and Jae-min look at Seon-gyeol in horror and when Oh-sol runs towards him, he spits, “Don’t touch me! You make me feel filthy.”

Once Seon-gyeol has changed into dry clothes, Secretary Kwon lectures him for calling Oh-sol “filthy”. Seon-gyeol doesn’t see anything wrong with telling the truth and after he leaves for the day, Secretary Kwon notes that he’s become especially sensitive around Oh-sol.

On his way out, Seon-gyeol worries that perhaps he was too harsh, just as he sees Oh-sol on her phone in the employee lounge. He overhears Oh-sol tell someone, “He totally hates me now,” and when she dabs her face with a blue tissue, Seon-gyeol is convinced that she’s crying.

Oh-sol walks out when someone calls her name, which gives Seon-gyeol a chance to investigate. Seon-gyeol finds several wet looking tissues and when Oh-sol catches him peering at her things, he asks, “What are those blue sheets?” She explains that they’re used to absorb oil and demonstrates by pressing one to her face.

Seon-gyeol gags when he looks at the “wet” tissues saturated with oil. A sudden draft sends the papers swirling into the air and Seon-gyeol shrieks in alarm when one sticks to his forehead.

At home, Seon-gyeol washes his forehead repeatedly in sink #3 and rants, “What did you do to my forehead, Gil Oh-sol?” He finally manages to leave his bathroom and puts on some calm music and reaches for a book. When Seon-gyeol sees that it’s titled, Almost Transparent Blue, he’s reminded not only of the blue tissue that stuck to his forehead, but other times when Oh-sol looked particularly messy. Seon-gyeol touches his lips lightly at the memory of Oh-sol’s kiss and decides, “I think I’m going crazy.”

Secretary Kwon meets with Seon-gyeol’s mother to report that Seon-gyeol has gotten worse since he fainted. Seon-gyeol’s mother explains that the death of Seon-gyeol’s doctor in the States led to the return of his symptoms.

Secretary Kwon mentions that Seon-gyeol’s doctor had a student who is now in Korea and suggests introducing Seon-gyeol to him. His mother reports that the student is practically impossible to find, but when Secretary Kwon offers her a victorious smile, she delightedly exclaims, “I’d really appreciate it if you could do that.”

Oh-sol finds a smartly dressed man on the street in front of her house looking for someone named Choi Ha-in. She assumes he means the jobless guy on the rooftop and warns that he’s a lousy fortune-teller, “He’s a fraud. His readings aren’t accurate at all. An important person in the northeast, my foot.”

Mr. Choi walks out just then and warmly greets the man as DR. BAEK. They meet in Mr. Choi’s book-filled room where Dr. Baek observes that Mr. Choi looks much better than he did a year ago. Mr. Choi returns the compliment and adds, “I was very worried about you.”

Mr. Choi asks, “Are you still busy with your patients?” When Dr. Baek confirms that he is, Mr. Choi jots down, “Ripley’s Syndrome” — a psychological condition where the patient creates a delusional fantasy based on lies.

Outside of Mr. Choi’s door, Oh-sol realizes that her assumptions about him were all wrong. When Dr. Baek walks out, she pretends that she’s taking down the laundry and manages to ask how he knows Mr. Choi.

Dr. Baek confides, “He’s one of my patients that I’ve been looking after for a long time.” When Oh-sol learns that Dr. Baek’s specialty is neuropsychiatry, she gasps and tells herself, “Gosh, I knew it. He (Mr. Choi) didn’t seem to be sane. Poor guy.” When Mr. Choi emerges from his room and greets Oh-sol, he’s surprised by her friendliness, unaware that her kindness is rooted in pity.

In Seon-gyeol’s office, Secretary Kwon mentions his old doctor’s student and suggests that a consultation is in order. Seon-gyeol doesn’t appreciate being treated as if he’s ill, but Secretary Kwon assures him that she’s just worried because he’s becoming increasingly sensitive and leaves the number for a Dr. Daniel.

As he drives home that night, Seon-gyeol is surrounded by scenes of kissing couples. Seon-gyeol starts to twitch when the couple on a jumbotron is replaced by him and Oh-sol, kissing. Seon-gyeol manages to calm down by reminding himself, “It’s okay. I can see a doctor.” At home, Seon-gyeol thinks long and hard before he calls Dr. Daniel.

Seon-gyeol’s grandfather, Chairman Cha, is disturbed when he sees the headline of the daily newspaper, “6th Anniversary of Jungang-dong’s Redevelopment Disaster”. At the same time, Oh-sol bursts into Oh-dol’s room and wakes him up with the vacuum cleaner.

During breakfast, Mr. Choi sees Oh-sol vacuuming and asks, “What’s with Oh-sol?” Oh-dol informs him, “It’s that day again. The day that comes every year.” After breakfast, Oh-sol’s father explains to Mr. Choi that it’s his wife’s death anniversary, unable to believe that she’s been gone for six years. Each death anniversary, Oh-sol cleans the whole house and puts on makeup.

Once Oh-sol is finished cleaning and putting on her makeup, she opens a box filled with her track medals and gazes at them. Her father’s explanation to Mr. Choi continues, “It’s as if she’s doing it to show her mom that we’re doing good and that she doesn’t have to worry. I feel proud and sorry at the same time.”

Dong-hyun, Jae-min and Yeong-shik react with surprise when Oh-sol reports to work. Jae-min smiles that she looks different while Yeong-shik exclaims, “Oh-sol, you look gorgeous!”

Seon-gyeol walks in and is stunned by the sight of Oh-sol, and her hair moves softly as if there’s a breeze. The guys watch with interest as Seon-gyeol asks Oh-sol if she has a blind date after work, and scowl when he describes her dress as elegant but tacky.

Seon-gyeol orders everyone to work, but once he’s in his office, he catches himself smiling broadly. He recalls his phone conversation with Dr. Daniel, who explained that Seon-gyeol suffers from Acute Stress Disorder, triggered by a shocking event. While they spoke, framed certificates for Daniel Choi were seen hanging on the doctor’s wall.

Seon-gyeol watches Oh-sol’s team load their van as he recalls Dr. Daniel’s prediction that his symptoms would disappear in four weeks, with one exception, but we don’t hear what that is. Seon-gyeol ducks out of sight when Oh-sol looks in his direction and then wonders, “Why am I hiding?”

Oh-sol’s team arrives at their assignment, a client with an extensive collection of action figures. As the team is shown to the room with the figures that they’re to clean, they pass a security camera installed in the house.

The team gets to work cleaning the figures with small brushes, under the critical eye of their client. When he walks out of the room to return a couple of the figures to their places, Jae-min collapses and complains, “I can’t breathe in here.”

Oh-sol offers to get Dong-hyun fresh water and she passes by the client as he places a figure on a shelf in the living room. When his tea kettle whistles, the client runs to the kitchen and the figure falls to the floor and breaks.

Oh-sol walks through the living room just as a report on the Jungang-dong Disaster airs on the television. The reporter explains that there were never any apologies or compensation offered to the families of the deceased, and she calls for an investigation so that charges can be filed against the responsible parties. The closing footage of the report shows an award medal that was left behind at the scene of the disaster.

Dong-hyun comes looking for Oh-sol, who steps on the broken figure and falls. The client shrieks at the sight of his broken figure and he pushes Oh-sol away when she tries to pick up the pieces. Jae-min has to pull an angry Yeong-shik off of the client while Dong-hyun tries to calm the man down. Oh-sol offers to pay for the figure but the client claims that it was priceless and demands to speak with their CEO.

In Seon-gyeol’s offices, Oh-sol repeats her offer to pay for the broken figure but he reminds her that she hasn’t even been able to pay him the money she owes. When the rest of the team insists on sharing responsibility for the accident, Seon-gyeol decides that they can all face the disciplinary committee together. Oh-sol objects, so Seon-gyeol dismisses the rest of the team to chastise her, “Ms. Gil. You made a mistake like this because you’re distracted by your love life.”

Secretary Kwon tries to intervene when Seon-gyeol accuses Oh-sol of having her mind on a blind date or plotting to hit on a wealthy client. A stricken Oh-sol informs Seon-gyeol that he’s out of line, but he doubles down and claims, “You don’t even know your place and hit on every guy you see. Isn’t that your specialty?”

Seon-gyeol shouts, “You made this stupid mistake because you were distracted. You completely ruined the company’s reputation, which my employees have worked so hard to build.” When Oh-sol apologizes to Seon-gyeol for the umpteenth time, he orders, “Get out of my office and my company right now!”

Epilogue

Yeong-shik and Dong-hyun have a contest to see what cleans a second-floor glass partition best, Yeong-shik’s preferred newspaper, or Dong-hyun’s squeegee. Yeong-shik leans over the partition in his haste and falls, but he’s saved thanks to Dong-hyun’s quick reflexes and strength. When Dong-hyun goes back to work, Yeong-shik looks at him with hearts in his eyes.

 
COMMENTS

For perhaps the first time, Seon-gyeol is able to see the person behind the curtain of bacteria that has always kept him at bay, and he’s confused as can be. Seon-gyeol may be a world class germophobe, but he’s also a man, who’s suddenly very aware that “Gross Gil” is all woman. But he’s irritated because she kissed him so casually, so he’s convinced himself that she’s not only a flirt, but an opportunist. Seon-gyeol threw some horrible accusations at Oh-sol, which was terribly uncomfortable considering all of the issues surrounding women in the workplace these days, but he’s upset over something other than bacteria for once.

Of course, Seon-gyeol is going to be forced to eat his words once the security footage from the client’s home surfaces, because the person responsible for the damage to that action figure was the client himself. That will surely save Oh-sol’s job, but how will Seon-gyeol overcome his treatment of an employee who was unjustly accused? I see lots of groveling in Seon-gyeol’s future, which will certainly pain him since practically every encounter between him and Oh-sol leads to a disaster.

With the attraction between Seon-gyeol and Oh-sol building, new plot points are being introduced that promise to give us plenty to look forward to. It looks as if we won’t have to wait much longer to learn about Mr. Choi’s profession, since it was heavily hinted that he’s the student of Seon-gyeol’s late doctor. Dr. Baek is no doctor, rather he’s the patient who suffers from Ripley’s Syndrome, but Oh-sol doesn’t know that and her belief that Mr. Choi is the patient is sure to lead to more confusion. Hopefully it doesn’t undermine getting Seon-gyeol some help, because based on his many hallucination, Seon-gyeol’s grip on reality is slipping.

The other plot development this week has to do with the disaster that changed the life of the Gil family forever, the death of Oh-sol’s mother. That was the reason that Oh-sol abandoned her athletic career, a necessary sacrifice that still hurts. It looks as if Chairman Cha’s company was behind the disaster, which is sure to impact the prickly relationship between Seon-gyeol and his grandfather even more, as well as his relationship with Oh-sol. There is so much to look forward to, but I just want to see more of Seon-gyeol pining for Oh-sol.

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I honestly don't know what to feel about the (non-consensual) kiss, and how Oh-sol so casually brushes it away as if it were nothing when it wasn't—at least, and definitely, not to him.

I still really want to enjoy the show and recognize the kiss as a dramaland (and romance) trope, so I'll frame it in my head as such. I'll also think of it like this—Seon-gyeol's the one in the position of power, while Oh-sol is under that position.

I don't know anymore ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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@Myka

I think you may be misreading the power dynamic here.

I don't think it is as clear cut as you infer - and this has serious implications for how to read the event.

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Hello! I am aware, and the more I think about it, the more I become uncomfortable, which means I will not be able to watch the show. This is why my way of rationalizing it to enable me to keep watching, as I do find the show very enjoyable . . . sans the kiss.

Hope this clears things up.

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*This is my way of rationalizing it that enables me to keep watching

Sorry for that haha

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This show is silly, and I like them for that. If it makes me feel irritated all the time, it's not for me.. If it can entertain me, then it's all that matters 😉

I've had enough heavy and serious dramas this year so I'll take this drama as a reward where I can just relax and watch it for fun (and of course fan girling over my favorite actor as much as I want.. kekeke~ 😁)

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I really like the interactions of Osol with her dad and Seongyeol with his mom and grandfather. The funny stuff is funny (the blue paper, haha!) but it's the serious stuff that holds this drama together for me because the actors are so good.

Also, Choi Gun is going to ditch his tracksuits for a real suit next week -- gotta see that!

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Thank god! I cannot keep up with his tracksuit's colours which keep changing in every episode 😂😭

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I wonder if they will ever tell us about who Sun Kyul's father is 🤔
Will it become a trope for more heartbreaking story in the future?

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I too was wondering about Seon-gyeol's father. I have not red the webtoon but it would not surprise me if that becomes part of the story. My hypothesis: Grandfather ran him off. But that is just a guess.

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I have a hunch that could be it too.. Grandpa didn't agree with their relationship so he drove Sun Kyul's father away and Mae Hwa went abroad as an act of rebellion (?) from her side

I don't know.. I only have cliche scenario in my head for now 😁

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A cliché scenario is about all that we could have at this point because we have been given no clues at all.

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I wonder how this show will handle a plot thread reminiscent of Just Between Lovers - construction disaster/corporate corruption to blame/victims' families left to suffer. Not sure how a heartbreaking issue like that can be integrated with all the slapstick humor.

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The scenes of Oh-sol's father losing his job and protesting on the street as well as Seon-gyeol's abuse from his grandfather are pretty dark but felt well integrated into the drama and contributed a lot to character development. I hope the show can continue doing that well.

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I appreciate how we're numbering the sinks. Sink #3 seems to be Seon-gyeol's favorite!

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Pssst, @yyishere. By any chance are you moonlighting as Sink #3 in CLEAN WITH PASSION FOR NOW? It has a certain sparkle that I associate with the glint in your eye. Or are you pretty much tied down for the duration as the island in TOP STAR YOO-BAEK? Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)

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This one looks like fun.
Gotta watch it!

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Let's have fun ! 😄

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Thanks for your recap, @teriyaki!

I enjoyed Woo Hyeon's cameo as the bogus Dr. Baek. It's a tip of the hat to his earlier turn as Park Do-kyung's consulting shrink in OH HAE-YOUNG AGAIN. ;-)

The building collapse that claimed Oh-sol's mother's life sounds like the ones in BLACK, MAD DOG, and JUST BETWEEN LOVERS. Let the litigation begin.

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I remember we thought of him as a part of Do Kyung's hallucination too, but turns out he was real 😁

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@keiru, Writer-nim really had us going there in OHYA. Doctor Yoda FTW!

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You know what, Jang Sun Kyul nagging Gil Oh Sol about the bactery contamination is the best thing ever happened in this episode ! Anyway, she deserves it 😉

Yoon Kyun Sang really went all out with his expression, his neck looked so red after he snapped out his frustration 😂 and he ended it with a cherry on top with his little gesture when Secretary Kwon came and he sprayed Oh Sol..

Aah~ thanks for giving me this nice surprise 😊

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YKS's little flick of the wrist when he was spraying disinfectant totally cracked me up. That deft, tiny flourish made me laugh out loud. "Take that!"

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here for the yeong shik / dong hyun loveline #otp

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Hope they will make another canon gay couple like Prison Playbook. (In Webtoon Dong Hyun will have a loveline with a girl late but hope they will change)

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Ooh~ I didn't read the webtoon.. They gave hint about gay couple too in there?

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*Sigh* I wish it was next week already.

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Yees ! I can't wait for next week. But there's also plenty of cute behind the scene video to feed my curiosity, and the never ending posts on instagram to keep my mind busy 😄

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Their face expressions are so goood. It's really funny.

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I love them to bits ! For the most part, they didn't hesitate to show us even the weirdest expression and I appreciate them for that 😄

My personal favorite is when Jang Sun Kyul washed his face repeatedly after the sebum incident until it turned bright red 😂 Poor boy..

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I'm confused, too much meat in the stock, it ends up confusing the plot and the characters seem put there just to fill the void. Kim Yoo Jung does too much to make his character attractive and in my opinion often exaggerates a little 'voice and expression, should be more measured. Her boss is sweet, act good, even if I do not like how he looks. I was expecting something more because of the wait, but she can improve her acting in the next drama.

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There's always more room for her improvement in the future. She's only 20 😉 But I think she's doing good as Gil Oh Sol, whether in comedic or serious scene.. And she is also good at keeping a good chemistry with her drama partners no matter how older they are compared to her. That alone is already a valuable skill

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“And she is also good at keeping a good chemistry with her drama partners no matter how older they are compared to her. That alone is already a valuable skill”
If not but for anything, Kim Yoo Jung has staying power, from child actor to nearly a Hallyu star, that's skillz. Have you seen her acting timeline? @maryann20070, this kid is going to go places, mark my words...

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I have big complaints about this drama, but acting ain't one of them. Yoo-jung balances Oh-sol's wacky Candy side with her more serious, lost young woman self so effortlessly, the character felt like a real person (at least until episode 2). I actually wished in the beginning that the directing and writing would allow the actors to just go nuts and be wildly OTT ala Waikiki. And then after the first two episodes, I wished the show would maintain its contemplative slice of life feel because Yoo-jung and Kyun-sang really nailed the various facets of their characters episode 2. As things stand now, the show isn't exactly succeeding at trying to be both (or either), at least for me. But I blame the PD and the writer for this tonal weirdness and some truly questionable plot and character choices, not the actors.

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Well @maryann20070. The genere is romantic comedy and bit exgararation is fine. For me it is perfect. Kim yoo jung is totally slaying as oh sol. She sometimes feels like Jun ji hyun sometimes like han ji min sometimes like nam ji hyun. But she has her own aura. I bet there's no one at her line of age actress doing romantic comedy so perfectly

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This is a fun show and I am enjoying it. However this episode began and ended on jarring notes.

On the one hand the definitely non-consensual kiss has woken up our male lead. Still, that does not justify it and I am glad that the writers made sure that the first effect of that kiss was to put our male lead in the hospital- thereby underscoring the fact that non-consensual sexual contact- even if it is simply a kiss, is in fact a bad thing in every case. Such things do naturally lead to irrational emotional behavior by the victim- who in this case is our male lead.

I am not saying this to be a scold. But it does fully explain the things which Seon-gyeol says to Oh-sol at the end of this episode. Oh-sol is right in saying that he is out of line. What she cannot see is that her kiss is what pushed him out of line. Of course, his grandfather's cruelty and mother's neglect are also to blame- magnifying the impact of that shocking event, which, just in case you are wondering, was in fact a lesser but still chargeable form of sexual assault.

Seon-gyeol made need to apologize when the truth about the damaged figurine comes to light, but Oh-sol has some grovelling to do as well. But maybe the fact that they both need to do this is a good thing. They have to begin the process of coming to understand each other somewhere. Out of that understanding comes trust, and out of trust comes love.

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I felt a little bit annoyed at Sun Kyul too after he spits out unnecesarry things at Oh Sol but I guess they go with that route to get a "bigger impact" next episode when he realizes she's not guilty after all..

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Okay I thought the leads only had a mental illness that is an obstacle for them but yes, it wouldn't be a drama with a past tragedy. This episode was interesting in the way Sunkyul and Ohsol had misconceptions or misinformation about each other. Ohsol didn't think the kiss wasn't a big deal, but then she forgot that she didn't really get Sunkyul's consent beforehand and that he has OCD. And Sunkyul wasn't cool about saying that Ohsol's inattentiveness was due to her being excited for her "blind date". I think it felt discriminating because women don't just get prepped up for dates.

Donghyun's character is intriguing. It would be interesting if he was really gay. Not sure if the following are clues or red herring, but in the first episode, the fact he coldly rejected the love confession of Oh-dol's female friend might could mean that he was betrayed by a female acquaintance who outed his sexuality. And his prison record could mean that he was arrested because he was seen in intimacy with another guy, preferably while performing his military duty. The latter is not surprising because while the Korean law states that an individual cannot be discriminated due to her/his sexual orientation, under the military law (but homosexual couples don't benefit from the same advantages given to heterosexual couples), he/she could get arrested for engaging in intercourse with a person from the same gender under the charge of "reciprocal rape". However, I read before that this law got dropped recently.

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Wow, thanks for the information about the law..

I didn't really pay attention as to what possibly cause Dong Hyun to get a criminal record in such a young age. I thought it was just a gank fight (well, judging from his well-built body 😅)

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Some of the sight gags like the blotting papers are hilarious. Otherwise, the overly complicated side plots are threatening to weigh this drama down.

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Yoon Kyun Sang is really showing his comic chops. Let's just enjoy the show! Anything with Kim Won Hae in it is always worth watching. He plays the best dad, who doesn't pity himself when he loses his job. And Kim Yoo Jung just doesn't need any words, she's so bright.

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What is the title of the song played towards the end of episode 4, when the boss lead is screaming at the female lead? Please help me know the song title, thank you!

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There's a REALLY specific reason why a young man would definitely not want his sister bursting into his room while he's sprawled in bed asleep in the morning.

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