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Reach of Sincerity: Episode 8

Jealousy is the word of the hour, as the romance kicks into high gear. Yoon-seo learns secrets from Jung-rok’s past that she might have preferred stayed hidden, but jealousy gets the better of our stoic hero as well. Our sweet, naïve hero, who apparently never once thought that dating a famous, beautiful actress could come with any problems. Oh, how sweet it is when the haughty fall.

 
Episode 8 Recap

Attorney Yeon calls Yoon-seo into his office, and laments that she was a fool for not telling him how difficult working with Jung-rok was. To Yoon-seo’s dismay, Attorney Yeon offers to move her to Attorney Choi’s work, and she is quick to shoot the idea down.

Back at her desk, Yoon-seo huffs that CEO Yeon spilled her secrets. But her mood lifts when she remembers that Jung-rok has the evening off, and starts to make plans for a date.

Outside court, Jung-rok bumps into Yeo-reum, but they are both awkward after the Yoon-hee trial and Yeo-reum’s ER trip. To dispel the tense air, Yeo-reum and Jung-rok agree to get a drink after work.

Poor Yoon-seo is thrown off when Jung-rok informs her that he is having drinks with Yeo-reum tonight. At first, Jung-rok seems to pick up on Yoon-seo’s forlorn face, but is obliviously reassured by her (so clearly fake) acceptance.

And then he makes it worse by noticing the plans Yoon-seo was making and not figuring out they were with him. Pride dented, Yoon-seo fibs that she’s going out with her ‘best friend’ Attorney Dan. Jung-rok goofily replies that he’s glad she’s making friends at the firm. Oh, Jung-rok.

Oh man, Yoon-seo really went all out with the restaurant. Attorney Dan is overjoyed at the extravagant meal, and when Yoon-seo thinly hides how upset she is, Dan ponders that she must really want to go on a date with someone.

In much humbler surroundings, Yeo-reum apologizes to Jung-rok for her behavior on the Yoon-hee case and admits that she lost sight of the big picture. With that, the awkwardness is gone, and they go back to teasing each other.

Meanwhile, Attorney Dan confides to Yoon-seo that even though she knew Jung-rok was cold-hearted, she was surprised at his actions during the Yoon-hee case. Dan says, “I never thought he could make a fool out of his first love.”

This news comes as an unpleasant shock to Yoon-seo. She intently asks if Jung-rok and Yeo-reum were ever together, and isn’t happy to hear about the intimate backstory between Jung-rok, Se-won, and Yeo-reum. Unwittingly, Attorney Dan infuriates Yoon-seo even more when she confesses that it seems like Jung-rok still likes Yeo-reum.

Determined to confront him, Yoon-seo meets Jung-rok outside his apartment after dinner. Upfront, Jung-rok admits that he used to be in love with Yeo-reum, but that’s in the past now. In disbelief, Yoon-seo points out that no girlfriend would be happy about their partner meeting with an old flame. Yoon-seo hesitates and says, “Others might think… you still have feelings for her.”

Before Jung-rok can answer, Se-won interrupts, and Yoon-seo has just enough time to put on her sunglasses. He quickly susses out that Yoon-seo is Jung-rok’s new girlfriend, and won’t take no for an answer when he invites her upstairs.

As the three sit down for dinner, Yoon-seo’s mood brightens when Se-won admits that he really wanted to meet her after Jung-rok talked about her so much. Unashamed, Se-won embarrasses Jung-rok by telling a delighted Yoon-seo that after their movie date, Jung-rok gazed at his ticket for a long time.

Figuring that she will be around Se-won a lot, Yoon-seo decides to reveal her face — and Se-won says admiringly that she looks exactly like Oh Yoon-seo. Lol. Yoon-seo has to tell him that she IS that Oh Yoon-seo and Se-won is flabbergasted. He even begins to sing one of her old commercial jingles, which Yoon-seo cutely finishes with him.

Se-won turns on Jung-rok and asks why he made the ‘universe’s goddess’ angry. He admits that he stepped in earlier because it looked like they were having a fight — since Jung-rok is so bad at dating. Yoon-seo is reluctant to tell Se-won why, but Jung-rok openly says that it was because she found out about Yeo-reum.

Se-won laughs and says, “Oh, I was worried for nothing.” Yoon-seo is reassured when Se-won points out that it was a long time ago, and if it was serious, he and Jung-rok wouldn’t still be friends. With a nod, Se-won tells Yoon-seo, “He’s very cranky and kind of a fool, but I hope you understand.”

Feeling much better, Yoon-seo confides in Se-won that Jung-rok didn’t make a very good first impression. To Jung-rok’s indignation, they both take turns making fun of him, and all three dissolve into laughter.

Afterwards, Yoon-seo is much happier with Jung-rok. Jung-rok is glad, and loftily says that jealousy is the most unnecessary emotion there is. He adds that as long as they trust each other, the past doesn’t matter.

When Jung-rok gets back home, Se-won warns him to be nice to Yoon-seo since so many men want to date her. A bit concerned, Jung-rok sincerely asks, “How do you be nice?” Jung-rok admits that it isn’t easy for him, and thanks Se-won for earlier.

The next day, (in the middle of applying lip balm for Yoon-seo, lol) Jung-rok asks Se-won how it’s going with Yeo-reum. Tone blasé, Se-won answers, “How do you think? I’m lost in my memories alone.”

Eager to get to work, Jung-rok is tickled to find Yoon-seo already waiting for him outside his apartment. Yoon-seo grins, and whispers that this is the secret joy of dating at work. She pretends to pat herself down, and then reveals that she left something at home – her jealousy. They grin at each other.

While Jung-rok drives, Yoon-seo fiddles with her lucky mascot – the mirror she bought on the day she was discovered by CEO Yeon. Aww, Yoon-seo gets giddy when Jung-rok asks to hold her hand, and they happily drive together as a couple.

At the office, two interns have been accepted to work at Always Law – and one is so excruciatingly eager to please that he even memorized all the lawyer’s names before he met them. Yoon-seo arrives late to the meeting – and even though they were both told, the interns are shell-shocked when she smiles at them.

Jung-rok isn’t very happy about it though, especially not when he learns that he they will be around Yoon-seo a lot since he is mentoring them first.

Meanwhile, Attorney Choi smarmily asks Attorney Dan if she is looking forward to mentoring a good-looking intern. Ha, Choi just yawns when Dan protests that she has a boyfriend now.

The interns can’t take their eyes off Yoon-seo, and clamour for her autograph, a photo, a handshake – until a cranky Jung-rok comes in and tells them to get back to work.

In his office, Jung-rok says that Yoon-seo must be happy that the interns are her fans. But Yoon-seo answers, “To be honest, I forgot I was a celebrity since I started working here. But it does feel nice to hear compliments.”

Yoon-seo hopefully asks, “Are you… jealous?” Jung-rok denies it, and Yoon-seo mutters that she wouldn’t be too upset if he was.

Outside court, Se-won watches Yeo-reum from afar before he greets her. Smiling, he says that it’s nice to see her back to her old self, because looking weak doesn’t suit her. Yeo-reum, slightly thawed now, tells Se-won they should get dinner soon so that she can pay him back. Se-won eagerly warns Yeo-reum not to forget, and Yeo-reum walks away with a small smile.

Attorney Choi smirks as he finds himself sitting in Attorney Dan’s boyfriend’s café. The smirk falls from his face though, as he overhears Dan’s ‘boyfriend’ admitting that he’s just using her for her legal help.

Oh no, Attorney Dan heard everything. She flees from the café. Attorney Choi follows, and gently asks if she’s ok. Dan sobs that she isn’t, and even though she knew her ‘boyfriend’ didn’t really like her, she still hoped she could change his mind. Tears drying, Dan makes up her mind to go back and give him an earful for using her.

But when she gets back there, the café owner isn’t repentant for leading her on. As Dan seems to lose her nerve, Choi walks in and demands, “Is this the man you turned me down for?” Turning to the surprised café owner, he continues, “I won’t let you take someone like her away from me.”

With that, Choi pulls Dan away. Outside, he tells her that she should consider personality, not just looks when she falls for someone – and from Dan’s face, I’m pretty sure she just found her new crush.

As Yoon-seo prepares for an overnight team outing, Hyuk-joon attempts to cut down on the obscene amount of clothes (and bath-bombs – for insomnia, of course) she wants to bring. But, Hyuk-joon warns, there is one thing Yoon-seo must remember above all – her dignity as an actress. Pfft.

When Yoon-seo shows up, no longer in office-wear, the whole team is reminded of why she got the nickname goddess. But Yoon-seo is just happy that she gets to go on a group trip, since this will be her first one.

On their first break, Yoon-seo decides to wait in the car because it’s so crowded. All the men in the office bunch round, to Jung-rok’s distinct displeasure, until Yoon-seo encourages them to get some food.

She offhandedly mentions that she loves fish cakes, so Jung-rok hurries off to buy one. But he wasn’t the only one with the idea, as the interns, Attorney Choi and Attorney Yeon all run back bearing food, squabbling for Yoon-seo’s attention.

Meanwhile, at the prosecution office, the shark-like Prosecutor Im sees his chance to needle Yeo-reum about her loss some more. Im waves over Se-won and Prosecutor Kim to eat with them. Ove Se-won’s objections, Prosecutor Kim jokes about dating Se-won and asks Yeo-reum for her permission.

Yeo-reum keeps her cool as she warns Kim not to try dating Se-won, and delivers a smackdown, “No matter how hard you try, you won’t get what you want.”

The Always Law team finally make it to the mountains for their getaway. In a quiet moment, Ms. Kim astutely asks Mr. Lee how much he likes Ms. Yang, since it seems obvious to her. When they go for a walk, Yoon-seo gets puffed almost immediately, and shivers in her impractical clothes. But every time Jung-rok tries to help her, one of the other men jump in faster. As he disconsolately kicks a rock, Attorney Yeon even berates him for not taking care of Yoon-seo.

Yoon-seo gets ready for the barbecue ‘party’ and appears dressed to the nines – while everyone else is in their casual clothes. Yoon-seo quickly realizes her mistake, and the rest of the Always Law firm fondly laugh. Attorney Yeon catches Jung-rok smiling, and accuses him of looking weird, ha.

In more casual clothes, Yoon-seo enjoys her first outside barbecue – and delights in setting the grill alight, when Attorney Choi cannot. While the team drinks, and eats, Attorney Yeon provides the entertainment.

He gives the team awards, which are a hilarious mix of earnest and pointed. Highlights include Choi’s “I’ll be Number 1 tomorrow”, Dan receiving the “Stop Being so Timid” award, and Mr. Lee’s “Only My Face is Scary” award.

Aww, and there’s one final award given out to Yoon-seo. Attorney Yeon calls her the ‘vitamin the office needs’ and thanks her for all her hard work. That looks like it made her night.

Afterwards, Yoon-seo and Jung-rok find each other, and Yoon-seo warmly says that everyone is so nice to her. Jung-rok starts to say “I want to be nice to you-”

…but gets interrupted by the team heading inside for the night. Attorney Yeon complains about something in his eye, and Yoon-seo lends him her special mirror to get it out.

Yoon-seo doesn’t want to fall asleep, so the women decide to have a late-night snack and stay up chatting. The sharing kicks off when Dan confesses her break-up story, and Yoon-seo curses the ex out. Dan grandly claims to be done with love… temporarily.

Over in the guys room, talk quickly turns to romantic feelings as well – and just who exactly has touched Yoon-seo’s heart. The Always Law men congratulate themselves on a job well done today – and then they all laugh that Jung-rok is definitely not Yoon-seo’s ideal type since he hasn’t done anything nice for her ever.

Uh-oh. When Attorney Yeon goes looking for Yoon-seo’s mirror, he can’t find it.

Meanwhile, Ms. Yang brushes aside Ms. Kim’s suggestion of dating again, and says that she’s too busy at work and with her child. Seeing Ms. Yang and Attorney Dan’s glum faces, Yoon-seo breaks out the bottle of wine she smuggled with her. Yoon-seo encourages Ms. Yang to take a chance on dating, and makes plans to take revenge on Dan’s ex.

Yoon-seo admits that she enjoys sharing her feelings like this, because she has never had real friends before. Touched, Ms. Yang puts her number into Yoon-seo’s phone and tells her to call any time she wants spicy noodles. The four women clink glasses, bonding over wine and heartbreak.

On her way back from fetching towels, Attorney Dan promises herself that the best revenge is to move on and find a better man… which is when she walks in on Attorney Choi. Topless.

Just a little stunned, Dan slips backwards. Ahaha, Choi dramatically catches her and warns her to be careful. He swaggers off, leaving behind a swooning Dan.

Elsewhere, Attorney Yeon hesitantly comes up to Yoon-seo and confesses that he lost her mirror. Although Yoon-seo hides how upset she is to assure Yeon it wasn’t anything important, she sighs over the loss. Later, she tells herself, “I had fun today, and that’s what matters.”

Unable to get to sleep, Yoon-seo heads out to look for her mirror, and bumps into Jung-rok. Looking very pleased with himself, Jung-rok holds out his fist… to reveal Yoon-seo’s mirror. Touched, Yoon-seo asks if that’s why he was out so late, and Jung-rok sweetly replies, “I was finally able to do something for you.”

Jung-rok tells Yoon-seo, “I want to be the one who makes you laugh, but others kept beating me to it.” With just a touch of smugness, Yoon-seo asks if that means Jung-rok is jealous, and he readily agrees, “I thought jealousy was pointless. But its hard to control your emotions when you like someone.”

Huge smile on her face, Yoon-seo replies that hearing that makes her happy. It makes her so happy, in fact, that she leans in and asks, “Can I kiss you?”

Flustered, Jung-rok replies, “Here?”

Yoon-seo doesn’t wait for an answer, and drops a peck on Jung-rok’s lips. Standing back, she tells him that he was so adorable she couldn’t help herself… and shyly tells him that he doesn’t need to ask if he wants to kiss her. Squee.

Yoon-seo turns to go back inside, but Jung-rok gently stops her and cups her head to pull her in close for a kiss. Squeeeee.

Looking deep into her eyes, Jung-rok “You said I shouldn’t ask.”

Aaaaand he goes back in for another.

 
COMMENTS

Yesssssssss, get it gurl.

That was everything I wanted and now I’m satisfied. Yoon-seo and Jung-rok’s sparkling chemistry takes what is (let’s admit it) a formulaic story and elevates it. The show is pure froth, and just like froth, it threatens emptiness at the end – but oh my, it’s so much fun while the bubbles last. I loved that Yoon-seo was the one to make the first move, because even with her lack of dating experience, she has thrown herself unselfconsciously into the relationship. Yoon-seo is refreshingly spontaneous, and true to her own emotions – she sees something that she wants, and goes for it. Unlike Jung-rok, who I suspect isn’t very in tune with his own emotions, so it takes him a step or two to catch up with Yoon-seo.

This is often my favorite stage of rom-coms – when the two leads know they like each other, and are making tentative steps to deepen their relationship. There are trivial blockades (like jealousy) that spice up the story, but ultimately, it makes them stronger as a couple when they face them together. Yoon-seo was so quick to move beyond her own jealousy (wouldn’t it be wonderful if that truly was the end of the Yeo-reum–Se-won–Jung-rok love triangle?) that it didn’t drag the story down. Jung-rok’s own jealousy (again, a step behind Yoon-seo) was simply delightful, because it was such a petty jealousy, and honestly, I got a real kick out of watching his hubris trip him up. The writers and Lee Dong-wook have finally got us into a sweet spot with his character – not just the perfect and uptight lawyer, but really leaning into his inexperience and dorkiness. I agree, Yoon-seo, he really was too adorable not to kiss.

The rest of the episode (and yesterday’s) was a lovely breezy watch as well, with nary a complaint from me. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we didn’t have any legal case bogging the action down, and gave the characters room to breathe and develop. And color me very pleasantly surprised by Yeo-reum’s volte-face. This is the first time that I have actually warmed to her character, because at times it’s almost as if she is in a totally different drama to everyone else. Yeo-reum has been largely unconnected to the other storylines and characters, and her interactions focus on the professional – in a drama that clearly isn’t very good at professional. Just take a look at the Always Law team and their antics. But Se-won has proved to be charismatic, and downright fun, when given the chance – so I’m glad to see that some of that might be spreading to Yeo-reum as well. I still don’t care at all for Prosecutor Kim, and Prosecutor Im, the terrible tag-team at the prosecution office – but on the upside, they aren’t in it very much.

Instead, we get a good dose of fun from the Always Law team. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the team get transplanted up to the mountains, with all the hilarity that came with it (except for that annoying new intern). Especially Attorney Dan, and her burgeoning crush on Attorney Choi – who are getting all the classic rom-com moments for themselves. There is definitely an element of protective “I can mess with Dan, but no one else can” in Choi’s attitude. And on the friends front, we got the heartwarming scene with the women – and it looks like this is the first real female friendship that Yoon-seo has ever had. So even though Jung-rok was being hilariously oblivious about Yoon-seo’s ‘date’ with Attorney Dan, he was right on the money – it is good to see Yoon-seo making friends at the office. Especially when Yoon-seo is going to need said friends for the upcoming storm that is headed her way.

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What a fun episode and a delightful ending. These 2 are so adorkable!
There is nothing special going on in the story, but I still enjoy every moment of it. It helps that each character is so sincere and honest.
It was kinda sad to think she went through her entire life missing out on simple experiences. Her joy was so evident and it was nice that everyone noticed it and tried to make it special for her.
I guess we are in for some plot movement in the next episodes, but its nice to slow down and establish all the bonds right now. This is a great team 'always' and I am rooting for them!!

p.s. Can someone ID the sunglasses she is sporting in this drama?

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THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THE GLASSES! I've been wondering about them too! Mostly because I have a sneaky suspicion they're the black version of Pineapple's Pink Sunglasses in Meteor Garden (which I think we found the brand of and I subsequently forgot, but never found the exact pair) which I would totally buy no matter how much they cost. AHEM.

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Of course they're Gentle Monster! I knew I wouldn't be able to afford Yoon-seo style.

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Okay not the Pineapple's classes. But still nice. Do they come in pink...

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THEY DO COME IN PINK.

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Somewhat similar is the Illesteva Leonard, but they're around $170 IIRC (and if I didn't own those, I would 100% buy these)...

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The Leonard's look good! Unfortunately I need prescription lenses on sunglasses so I have to replace the lenses most of the times. I end up paying a lot for frames and spending another 100 plus for good lenses with power. *sigh*

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Thanks Noonim. It looks slightly different. The photo with the model looks oversized but when she wears it it doesn’t look so big.
Am going watch the show again and try to see if I can read the label.
These do look awesome. I should go check out the store :)

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@sicarius @kimbapnoona I went back and saw her glasses, they are not these. The profile is different, the side frame is not metal and does not have the gentle monster logo.
If these people are doing PPL, do it right! show me the damn logo ; )

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... you know I had a suspicion this was the case. The tops of the frames looked different to me. But I didn't go check. Guess we're still hunting then!

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@sicarius
ok my bad. The one I was looking at were different. The glasses she wears during the visit to attorney's house (chicken) she is wearing something else. That was the one I was looking it.
She does wear the GM's (Jack H1) during the MT trip! Also, during the MT trip the big boss is also wearing Gentle Monster's COBALT 02(OR)

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@mayhemf OOOH THANK YOU!
Okay so these (https://www.gentlemonster.com/shop/ver1_detail.php?it_id=1515116886&cata=g0) look REALLY like Dao Ming Si's glasses in MG but also not. His are a brighter pink, and more solid rather than being so see through and I am conflicted and need to go rewatch MG... hmmmm

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@sicarius I know exactly those pink sunglasses you are talking about! Those glasses and his pink shorts were epic!
He did wear a lot of gentle monster in that drama. The one in your link is definitely not that one. I believe those pink ones were grafik:plastic. They had those distinct 2 dots side by side.

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There was a lot of Gentle Monster yeahp- Caina's pink ones were GM.

I went digging through my MG and "to buy" bookmarks and I found what I think we thought the really bright ones were, which was http://www.parim.com.cn/. But the website was in Chinese so I had to search through it blind.
But we never found the exact pair so I could never confirm.

grafik:plastic you say? Oooh they did have two dots on them didn't they.
Hmmm let me know if you find the exact pair. I want them so bad haha

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@mayhemf I've been seeing Gentle Monster everywhere in Korean popular fashion, so maybe one of these days I'll invest in one. They honestly look amazing, especially on Yoo Inna!

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Lawyer Choi + Lawyer Dan = ❤️❤️❤️

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I am truly loving these together and Attorney Choi's chivalry was very swoonworthy but I so wanted Attorney Choi to fall for Attorney Dan first. He teased her so mercilessly for her crushes and he is so full of himself and I so loved Attorney Dan's blunt comments to him that I don't want to lose those in the glow of her new crush. In a way I trust this team to tell this story hilariously and heartwarmingly but I still insist he should have fallen first.

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This episode truly reminded me of the core reason why I love Korean dramas. They make me so extremely happy. Simple as that.

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I'm trying to figure out why I love this really "business and usual", paint-by numbers romcom, and YES I think one of the reasons is because this story is just so happy and joyful.

The other is the magic that is Yoo Inna and Lee Dongwook.

Another is the partnership between the writer who has taken the time to flesh out the other characters, and the actors who have "worn in" the skins of their characters. To whit: 1. The familial bickering between the Yeon cousins, 2. The knowing looks worn by the all-seeing Receptionist Kim (I wouldnt bet against her!), 3. The motherly nature of Secretary Yang. What a great gang!

What's yet to be explained: 1. What made Mr Lee change careers, 2. What was behind the Yeorim-Sewon breakup/ the love triangle, 3. What happened with Jungrok 5 yrs ago, 4. What happened with Yeonsoo with her scandal.

Cannot. Wait. For. Next. Episode!

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Very well said! You're totally write about the actors really living in their well written characters. What I'm looking forward to the most is the progress of the romance between YIN and LDW!

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I am dedicating this comment to Attorney Yeon who I never thought I would be so fond of (well, I am fond of EVERYONE in this show with vanishing reseration of Prosecutor Yoo.)

That “Hot bar, hot bar, hot bar” scene is epic. I would swoon pretty hard if somebody would bring me a hot bar bouquet, not mentioning together with thoughtful side of an entire ketchup bottle. (Better bali bali up your game, Kwon boy!)

Attorney Yeon also gives out the best awards! The “I’ll be #1 Tomorrow” award is brilliantly motivational. I love that JR got a joke book as a present. Of course, pink slippers for office-wear and the heart-shaped “Love” trophy for uri Goddess as Office Vitamin is perfect. Her award acceptance speech is adorable.

And who knew that Attorney Yeon is such a fashionista of his own right outside of the office?

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I'm also thankful he was truthful to Yoon-seo about losing her mirror instead of hiding it from her (and creating the perfect situation for a kiss from our lovely couple!)

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How delightful that it is not only JR or YS who is forthcoming in this show but also the side characters!

When YS took out that mirror showing it to JR in the car, all of us could smell plot device from miles away. But does it matter? No, because everything followed is lovely.
Trope well done indeed!

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I'm glad you fond of him too Kimbap, he's my favorite character after our main lead. His poker face is gold 😄😄

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And who knew that Attorney Yeon is such a fashionista of his own right outside of the office?

Attorney Yeon does have an impressive collection of coats! But what is the deal with his turtleneck/dress shirt/tie combinations he's been wearing for the past three episodes? (He's wearing it in the first scene of Ep. 8.) Do people do this in real life?

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The quilted inner jacket from the outing has stayed with me. I understand it from a fashion perspective, but it would be almost useless for warmth.

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But it makes him look like an adorable flying squirrel in the woods!! 🍂🐿 🍂😂

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You know I actually thought it was a fake turtle neck collar.Like the one in Reply 88!!

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Thank you for writing that about the turtlenecks @tsutsuloo! That style is so weird. Do you think that maybe he's doing it because he is so cold?
To me his style is really the most blatant and 'out there' but everyone is fun!

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Those awards were classic. I see now why Jung-rok basically rolls over no matter the demands Attorney Yeon places on him. He's actually a great boss. You can see that in how considerate he is of Yoon-seo's well being (apart from his being her superfan, of course).

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@dramafan12,
I am just thrilled that there are two awesome bromances happening for JR -one in the office and and one at home!!! Of course he seems to be annoyed by both (and I am sure secretly loving them.)

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You're right. For someone who comes across as grumpy to everyone else, he's definitely got some great friendships. I really love how this drama is written.

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This episode is my favorite of the series so far.

Cute, funny, charming and we got the kiss.

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I can't decide whether I want to date someone like JR or whether I AM JR.
Similarities include: slow to all things romance, would probably be better suited for courtship than dating, lives under a rock, answers things that shouldn't be answered logically logically...

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I am the same. Just add : doesn't get most jokes and hates people touching their things

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I just love this drama. The amount of communication and the showing of a healthy, self-aware, and sweet relationship is wonderful. You understand why they both like each other. This drama is just fabulous, if only most real life and kdrama relationships were like this, the world would be a better place.

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Absolutely on the dot, in my opinion at least. The cute communication, especially Yun Seo's awareness and overcoming her jealousy was incredibly satisfying, jealousy need not be a plot point! We can fill up the time with secondary character romances like the hilarious one I can't wait to see with Ms Dan and Mr Choi!

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Is it just me or were Mr. Choi and Ms. Dan wearing the same suit?

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😂😂😂 Yes, absolutely. They were wearing matching navy blue pin stripped suites.

Couple's suits is the new couple's hoodies which is the new couple's tees!!

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I recall the romantic turning point of 'You Who Forgot Poetry' was also the revelation that the handsome stoic doctor was secretly the most sentimental dork on the show. This seems to be a relatively new trope in K-dramas, the 'secret dork' handsome male lead. BTW, Lee Joon-hyuk and Lee Dong-wook could almost be mistaken for brothers.

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Absolutely. I was a staunch Ye-liner and now fangirling His Legal Hotness. Yep, no lies. I have a type. 😅

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I love the development of female friendship in the show this episode -Attorney Dan and YS conversations and "date", and especially the MT wine late night drinking. Ms. Yang taking YS's phone to input her phone numbers is such a warm gesture for someone like her who never had close friends.

Also despite how much I enjoy YS's hilarious drunken antics, I am happy to see that she didn't even look tipsy when she went out for some fresh air. So happy that they kissed with full awareness and overflowing affection.

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It reminded me of a couple months ago when a friend and I get mistaken for being a couple because we go to "romantic" places together. But we just want to dress up and go eat somewhere fancy! All that to say, I love their friendship!

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Hahaha hear hear. Power to ya and your friend!
If I want to go to a romantic restaurant with one of my girlfriends, I will.
And if we want to order a couple's course because it looks delicious and cost less, we will!!
Let them misunderstand I say! 😂
No one is gonna get in the way of my fun!

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... I’m totally going to ask a friend to go for a couple’s course now. #inspired

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Yeah..I found Yang biso s gesture super sweet.Here is a middle aged lady who s hard core adulting.She is the last person who can relate to the universal goddess,but she responded so sincerely to YS s loneliness. She didn't claim to be her bff, or be a mother figure but offered her spicy ramyun when she needs it!ah,the feels 🤗

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This show is my weekly 'awwww' vitamin!
Both of them were soooo adorable in this episode. Could they be any sweeter (yes they probably could and they will be in the next episodes haha)

she is so sweet with offering the lawyer her beloved mirror and not holding it against him when he lost it (of that that gives Jung Rok an opportunity to find it for her)
Her 'Can I kiss you because you are so lovable right now' was so perfect!

After her Queen In Hyun's Man with Lee Hyun Woo, Lee Dong Wook is the only other person she is sooooo perfectly matched with. (I mean yes, she almost always has good chemistry in all her dramas but these two stand out to me as perfect partners for her)

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Jota.. Jota...Jota ... its nice to see him back in something.... this drama just makes one giddy, giggle, head slapping with all the antics.. but its just sooo warm, friendly and unbelievably entertaining..

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Aww, I feel so happy and content watching this two navigate their first romance❤️ Extra giddy seeing how they communicate so fantastic and tray to figure out where they have each other.

I do think the legal cases we got so far have been somewhat closed to nicely and could be more drawn out, but I think the dramas is more focusing on the character personell journey, so cases is used in exploring the character then exploring the cases. In that in mind I am enjoying this drama for what it is.

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This episode made me want to date Se-won TBH. He lacks nothing!! (Except his own apartment.)

And I'm on Team Attorney Dan. She deserves everything. Get your man, sis!!!!!

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I love JR and SW's bromance, and why would SW want to get his own apartment? Free supplies of Channel cologne is a plus.

I love how he was the peacemaker when JR and YS had a little lover's spat. He was basically herding them together into not-his apartment!! 😂 The little fried chicken jingle sing-along was adorable.

And also if I am JR's roommate, I am NEVER moving out!

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I absolutely ADORE Se Won in this episode. I'm so glad he was there to loosen the tension between our leads.

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I adore Se-won. He really seems like a solid dude.

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I love, love, this episode. My favorite scene besides the kiss has to be Ms.Yang giving her number to Yoon-Seo. It was so sweet. I'm glad she's making friends she can lean on.

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Someone needs to talk about Lawyer Choi!!! So annoying! So handsome! LOL

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I believe a fan club formed. @kimbapnoona might be the fan club president.

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Hahaha! I believe you! Her wall is all about Lawyer Choi!!! May I join your fan club Miss @kimbapnoona??? 😃

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Haha I am just a low ranking recruiter for Attorney Choi's fan club. I respectfully nominate @tsutsuloo as the President! 😂

@coffeprince4eva, you also came up with the perfect fan club tagline!
Attorney Choi: So Annoying. So Handsome!

May I just throw in another one of my favorite Choi moments? It is when Attorney Choi himself is talking about how wonderful YS is and when he shows the group photo on his phone the pic on is a cropped out just showing the two of them together!! 🤣Maybe he does deserve getting blanket thrown into his face!

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Ahhahahhaha! I LOVE IT!!!! 😃 Hehe he did deserve the blanket thrown in his face.

But in all honestly that momentary shirtless scene made my jaw droooopppp! Bang! You guys should have heard the sound it made when it hit the floor..🤣🤣🤣

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Oh and @tsutsuloo please let me join your fan club! See I even came up with the fan club tag line 😃☝🏼😻

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May I appoint @coffeprince4eva (RenOlshi) as Director of Marketing and Communications? Because So Annoying. So Handsome! is the best tagline EVER!!!

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I gladly accept the job offer, Hoejangnim *bows head*

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It's sad that he's a Mama's Boy but the man has kingly abs. You know Shim Hyun-tak is 41 and has those abs? I mean it's impressive. I wonder how Attorney Dan would get along with the mom though...

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When I saw that body-ody-ody... unfair. LOL.

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The most unbelievable thing about Divorce Lawyer in Love is that the female lead saw him getting out of a pool with those abs in episode 2, and still picked the other guy.

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Such a fun episode ! I loved it.
Randome thoughts:
- I think the other Secretary (or receptionist?) and the CEO have figured out about our OTP.
- I didn't expect such scene with a topless Attorney Choi!

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-- Yoo Inna is really really pretty...
-- I have never seen such pink keyboard before...

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when I was in korea I saw the logitech kakao friends keyboard. It was the apeach version...nice pink with apeach sticker at the top. :)
It reminded me of that one

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I just saw a pink keyboard the other day at the Mini So store.

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If you get a mechanical keyboard and buy pink caps, you can have your own, too :) My keyboard is purple currently.

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I thoroughly enjoy sighing at all the times slow and silent Jung Rok is pushed aside by all her fanboys even though he too wants to take care of her as much as they do. Aww, you lil' pup, you'll get there one day.

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Booyah Yeo-reum for her classy smack down! Am also surprised but glad with the volte-face (have to look it up first), maybe she realised now that Se-won & Jung-rok are always there to share her burden even when she's being dumb. Also hoping she's stop shutting herself off from Se-won, coz it's so clear they still got feelings for each other and I need sweetie Se-won to be happy!
Aaw, look how proud Jung-rok was when the Always people praise Yeon-so, he even forgot to wipe the smile off his lips ^^ Him being all smiley must be a glaring sign for the everybody, I foresee the "secret office date" plan failing spectacularly.

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And Se-won shutting down Prosecutor Kim when Yeo-reum is not around give me hope as well.

Now, I just want him to tell Yeo-reum how he still feels.

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They is cute.

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What a delightful episode! I agree that Yeo-reum has finally become likable and the scene with YS, JR and SW was so funny! I also ship Dan and Choi together now. Honestly, yes, this show is just bubbly without much depth but the chemistry of the lead a more than makes up for that in my opinion. Great episode! Thanks for the recap!

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I'm curious with what kind of ramen the ladies had for their late night snack? It didn't look the soupy kind, but it's also didn't have black/brown soy sauce like jajangmyeon. As an avid ramen/ramyeon/instant noodles fan I need someone to inform me where can I get that ramen?

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To me it looked like standard 7/11 shin ramyun.

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They are eating bibimguksu which is really easy to make if you have access to an Asian grocer where you are, @manohira!

The recipe can be found here:
https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/bibimguksu

I find it very fitting that they are eating bibimguksu (a cold dish usually eaten during the summer) followed by a outdoor BBQ party (an activity usually done during the summer.)

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Yesss, it's very easy to make. Thanks Kimbap!

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Although standard 7/11 shin ramyun is truly the holy grail.

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I have never worked in an office or any structured hierarchy like this so I have a question. Is it normal for people to berate and demean their subordinates? In this instance is it cultural? Prosecutor Im is the worst. YeoReum has me screaming at the tv "ARE YOU JUST GOING TO STAND THERE AND TAKE THAT?!!!" I mean, sh*t, at least walk away or get off the elevator as soon as he steps on. Don't just stand/sit there and take it.

I'm curious as to what her father did that they feel like she's not entitled to basic respect. Her bosses knew it was going to be a crazy case isn't that why they chose her? Just in case it went sideways they could just blame her. Prosecutor Im acted like she had a choice to turn it down. I don't understand any of it.

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Yeah, the office culture portrayal in most k-dramas seem straight up toxic.Understand that the strict hierarchial structure in the society lends itself to some passivity from the maknaes/ones in the lower totem pole. but still,sometimes it gets too hard to watch. I'd like to believe that they over-dramatize the ugly and this kinda treatment isn't the norm.

look at Always gang-JR makes president Yang run circles around him and attorney Dan has no qualms mouthing off to the visibly senior attorney Choi.

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People forget that fully half of the plot of 'Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food' had to do with workplace harassment and the repercussions of complaining about it.

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I didn't watch Pretty Noona.

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There was Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim’s first episode where the female resident gets punch slapped by her male attending. That was unconscionable and I couldn’t believe that would actually happen now. That’s workplace violence, and if that happened in the US, that attending would be fired.

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Not to mention a lawsuit.

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This episode is all kinds of wonderful.

Attorney Yeon's scene of him walking in slo-mo holding a bouquet of fish cakes is too hilarious. I love the whole sequence !

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Se Won was great during the chicken & beer meal. He seemed like a close brother to Jung Rok. He could tease him and give him advice all at the same time lol.

I really like that the Always Law firm consists of good people. From the CEO to the secretary, everyone is likable. The mini award ceremony was funny and the personalized awards were so fitting.

I love Attorney Choi & Attorney Dan! GIMME MORE. Totally on this ship. I wasn't prepared to see his abs! (Rawr.) And his hair down! 😂

One of the highlights of this episode was when Ms. Yang gave Yoon Seo her phone number. Hope to see more girlfriend moments like this.

Confession... I was often distracted by Lee Dong Wook's lips. XD I guess I never noticed them looking so well-defined and thick before. LOLLL. C'mon yall, his Cupid's bow! Anyone with me? And then he just had to put on some lip balm, emphasizing his lips some more.

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I also admit that I find myself staring at lips quite a lot 😂

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Yep. One of the many things I lub about him.

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How can you not after the whole chanel product placement and him applying the moisturiser...ahahah

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Very funny episode. I can't wait for the choi-dan romance (one sided or not). ahahha
It was a nice pause from the legal stuff and as we saw in the preview this seems to be the calm before the storm.

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i so love this sweetness. kdramas do sweetness so well and the sweetness hooks us, so i wonder why so many writers want to use stress to keep us hooked into the story?

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Now that you've pointed this out, I'm a little angry that I've sat through so many stressful dramas thinking it was necessary for me to be anxious 😂

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Nah, stress is never necessary. When i realized i would be up at nights worrying about some character's suffering at the hand of some evil second female lead, i had to put stress away. I pretty much stopped watching daily dramas for that reason.

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This drama is just so fluffy and sweet it has me all bouncy and smiling like a dork after each episode 💖

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Seriously, Se-won, everyone needs a friend like you in their corner. Those scenes with the three of them made me love him even more. He gets that his friend needs time to recover from foot-in-mouth syndrome, and knows exactly how what to say/sing to ease the tension and put in a good word for Jung-rok at the same time.

And Lawyer Choi -- You were certainly no mama's boy in this episode. The hearts in Lawyer Dan's eyes could be seen from the observatory. I can't wait to see how this develops.

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Such a cute episode, I loved Yun Seo initiating that kiss and Jung Rok's deer in the headlights look when she asked! And when Se Won asked him smirking, why he was putting on lip balm.

Beautiful episode, wished for more scenes between our main couple, am anxious about the storm thats about to come in form of that chaebol stalker guy, please drama, do not go down a melo route! I'm still scarred from the twists and turns, and horrifically dissatisfying end from Memories of Alhambra, my poor heart literally cannot take another drama changing tone and losing the incredible sweetness and lightheartedness it has now!

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This show is like an angelfood cake with pink sprinkles on top. And then you take a bit and you discover it has luscious strawberry bits mixed inside as well, just enough to take it up a notch but not enough to be heavy.

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Going in I was kind of hoping YIN and LDW would be given a more unique drama. But the longer I watch Reach of Sincerity the more I get why they were the pick. It takes a certain leads to make a well-worn and familiar scenes still work.

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I just love how on point Yoon Seu is with her feelings. It's also cute to see Jungrok being such a newb with the whole relationship thing but he's still honest and vocal. His awkwardness and lack of experience actually remind me of Grim Reaper. Thank goodness they didn't go with the whole "let's not tell what we feel so we can cause more misunderstandings and keep the drama for long." This drama's charm is being lighthearted and doesn't take itself too seriously. Hopefully, they won't forget that with the upcoming drama. It's good to have something serious but it should be well balanced instead of taking a hard turn.

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yes, this is one of my fave tropes in rom coms. ahh, i love jealousy on jung rok. it suits him. jealousy is good, sometimes. it makes you try harder. ever since they started their relationship, ojs always seems to be on the offence, while jung rok is on counter attack. ojs put her hands on jr's pockets first. and then he let her do it properly the next time. ojs drunkenly confessed to him. and then he wrote a love note after that. she was sad they can't have a first date, and so he surprised her with one. BUT for this episode, jealousy helped him realize, that he has to do things things for ojs on his OWN perogative. he's only ever had REACTIONS based on what ojs does in their relationship and he hasn't really done some real ACTION on his own. i enjoyed the trope in the last episode since it's also sweet but at the same time, I'm this 👌 close to pulling my hair out. I'm like, "JUNG ROK YOU DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME SHE'S LEAVING THE LAW FIRM AND THE COUNTRY SOON!!" the workshop made him realize that while ojs is really REALLY smitten with him, she can get happiness and her needs from a lot of other people and things too. not just him. the interns, their lawyer friends, the ceo-basically everyone else can make her laugh. heck, ojs even made herself laugh when she lit her first grill. i love how the writer-nims wrote this jealousy trope. it's pure, and it doesn't have angst and it's just simple. we get the conclusion we want by then with JR admitting he is jealous and also realizing that with acknowledging these feelings, he's ready to do more things for ojs.

sewon and yeoreum's arc is coming slow, i see. i hope they write it in a way that while kjr and ojs's love story is on the rise, we still get interested with seeing them be together. i want to root for them too. right now, i don't have those feelings yet. i felt the thrill when YR put SW's secretary in her place. hehe that b1tch. "yea you can try catching sewon's feelings for you but it won't matter cos i know I AM still the one he likes!!!!!" 🤣🤣

one last thing: gang joon. ahhh the villain showed his face. im hoping this drama will have a well-written villain. I'm afraid they would lack in that department. like you said, the fizzle is nice right now but it might die later on. hopefully, the story will be made more interesting because of the villain. i had a trauma, from you who came from the stars. another popular romcom of it's time. this and you who came has sorta uniform plot right? unlike ywc, i wish the villain maintains to have this scary air up til the end. I'd hate for him to be just another monotonous, robot 'bad' guy.

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Late to the party, but still wanted to comment! Everyone kept commenting weekly on DB WWW on how sweet this drama is. So I finally decided to check it out, and boy I dnt regret it! I should have watched it live, ugh! This is delightful and hilarious and oh so sweet!! It makes me laugh, and happy. Particularly loved this episode, in addition to the main couple, I love Choi and Dan so much, and Se Won, Se Won such a great friend. I think this is what I like about dramas lately: not only the main characters, but the ensemble is just great, and so funny (the boss, the cousins, LOLL)

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So visit @tsutsuloo fan wall for all discussions and posts by the SASH club :))

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Ok, thx!

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I dont know how to watch here. Can someine help?

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