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My Absolute Boyfriend: Episodes 9-10

A split-second decision lands our heroine smack in the middle of her robot boyfriend’s full, official dating protocol, and when this robot dates, he really dates. He’s not shy about what he wants, and he’s proving to be much more reliable and attentive than Da-da’s past relationship. But there’s more to that situation than Da-da knows, and the question is, can her ex fix the mistakes he’s made before it’s too late?

 
EPISODES 9-10 RECAP

Da-da gets a message from Bo-won, asking her to take care of Young-gu for a few more days. She goes to Incheon Harbor and finds him getting rained on, saving the A++ sticker she gave him, and she tells him he can follow her home or not, whatever.

Young-gu reminds Da-da that in five minutes, his one-week trial will be over and he won’t remember her. He asks hopefully if he should stop the reset or let it continue, but Da-da says she’s not capable of taking care of someone else and that he should go to a better person.

Her umbrella blows away, so Young-gu moves close to share his with her. Suddenly Da-da changes her answer, and tells him not to reset. She says that lately, he’s right there every time she wants to run away, which makes her wonder what it would be like to have him there all the time. Young-gu just smiles and nods.

Meanwhile, Wang-joon thinks about how Da-da made it clear that since he broke up with her, they should have nothing to do with each other. He’s got three black boxes filled with threats that prove that he didn’t really want to break up, but he has to accept the consequences of his decision.

Da-da takes Young-gu home, and he thanks her for coming for him. She just says that he came for her, too, the last time it rained. She brings him a towel, but he doesn’t seem to know what to do with it, so she uses it to dry his hair.

Looking a little dazzled, Young-gu stares up at her as her record player springs to life. She notices the intensity in his eyes and hands him the towel, then retreats to her bathroom. She registers her pounding heart, and when Young-gu knocks on the door to ask if she’s showering and if he should join her, she barks at him to go away, hee.

After trying unsuccessfully to catch Young-gu, Director Go and In-hyuk go to Diana’s house to break the news to her. She’s excited for her new toy, but she goes cold when they tell her there was a problem in production and they need another week. The maid is so frightened that she accidentally spills hot tea on Diana’s gloved hand.

But Diana says she can’t feel it — then pulls off her glove to reveal a prosthetic hand. Ooooh, interesting. Diana deliberately drops her ring into the scalding hot teapot, then playfully tells the maid to get it for her, as if it’s a fun game. She forcibly holds the crying maid’s hand in the teapot, and lets go at the last second.

Diana asks Director Go and In-hyuk why her toy isn’t finished when she gave them plenty of time and money, but she accepts their excuses and just asks if they’re making Zero-Nine according to her specifications. In-hyuk stammers that they gave him a face woman adore, but Diana says she only wants two things — utter subjection, and no betrayal.

Director Go says with a forced smile that she knows they’re capable of providing that, but Diana says that Zero-Seven was too weak and boring, and she wants something more durable. She tells them that if they miss the deadline again, they’ll play a very fun game together, making both men squirm.

In the morning, Young-gu surprises Da-da with a backhug, making her yelp. He’s surprised by her reaction since they’re official now, and explains that his test stage is flirting, but the full version is dating for real… then he immediately decides her shorts are too short, HA.

Da-da says he got the wrong idea when she told him not to shut down — she only told him that so he wouldn’t forget all the trouble he’s caused her. But Young-gu insists that she activated his full protocols, so she has to accept his love for her, and tosses out cute little finger hearts while Da-da shakes her head at him.

Young-gu brings out a couple ring, saying that it’s part of his official version. Da-da asks why she should wear it, so Young-gu tells her that he can read her emotions when she has it on, because the stone on the ring will change colors according to her mood. He says that black means she’s angry or sad, and pink indicates love.

Da-da starts to remove the ring, but Young-gu stops her, saying that she has to wear the ring for him to function at full capacity. Da-da whines that the ring is more like a shackle, but she’s no match for Young-gu’s pouty face. Triumphant, he pulls her close and leans in to kiss her, and the stone on her ring instantly turns pink, hee.

But she wiggles out of his grasp and says she’s too busy for this, and settles down to work. She’s making a little doll like the ones on Wang-joon’s cake, and she tells Young-gu that it’s her other source of income now that the drama is over.

Young-gu asks if he can help, since he’s created a lot of extra expense for Da-da since he arrived (such as van repairs), but she says he can help best by doing nothing, and poor Young-gu deflates. Da-da gets a call from Kyu-ri with a part-time job opportunity that starts right away, and Da-da excitedly accepts.

LOL, Wang-joon has to show up at an amusement park to dole out the free hugs he promised if his drama, Doctor AlphaGo, reached a certain ratings percentage. He’s grumpy because he promised Da-da to marry her when he got successful at that same amusement park, but Yeo-woong says it can’t be changed.

She loads up more fan gifts, and Wang-joon spots another black box. He runs outside hoping to find the fan who left it, but they’re gone, so he just hides the contents (more damaged photos and demands to break up with Da-da) from Yeo-woong.

The job Kyu-ri arranged is also at the amusement park, doing makeup for a zombie event. Kyu-ri immediately notices Da-da’s new ring and assumes that Da-da’s secret boyfriend finally proposed to her. Da-da says it’s nothing like that, so Kyu-ri just says she trusts Da-da to know what she’s doing.

And then the dulcet tones of Young-gu’s happy, “Girlfriend!” ring out, and there he is, waving at her. Kyu-ri still thinks he’s Da-da’s cousin, so she assumes that Young-gu is here for her and calls back, “Boyfriend!” HAHA.

Young-gu tells Da-da proudly that he also got a part-time job at the amusement park. Da-da is worried he’ll cause trouble and tries to send him home, but he argues that she’s having to work more because of him, so he can’t just sit at home. He’s adorably earnest about wanting to be useful and help her, and he tells her dramatically to try to hang in there even if she misses him terribly all day, hee.

He goes to orientation, where he impresses his new boss in a roleplay for calming down an upset customer by cracking silly jokes to diffuse the situation. He continues to be good at everything, so when Da-da and Kyu-ri come to check on him, he’s gained a small following of female employees.

At Kronos Heaven, In-hyuk expresses concerns about Diana to Director Go, beginning to understand why Bo-won didn’t want to send Zero-Nine to her but also annoyed at the trouble he’s found himself in as soon as he came back to work.

Director Go says that Bo-won thinks of Zero-Nine as a brother, and that he doesn’t see him as a mere robot. They find Bo-won’s diary in a bag left in his car, and they wonder what it means that he wrote the word “real” and circled it.

Just when Da-da and Kyu-ri think they’re done doing zombie makeup for the day, they’re asked to help carry some props. Young-gu sees Da-da and offers to help, but she tells him petulantly to go help some other women like he’s been doing all day, though she can’t understand why she’s angry, hee.

She sees a crowd gathering and goes closer to check it out, and she gets jostled and drops her box of props. She chases down a rolling skull and suddenly finds herself careening into Wang-joon. He catches her in his arms and they freeze, long enough for it to get awkward, and they don’t snap out of it until Young-gu calls to Da-da, “Girlfriend!”

The MC starts Wang-joon’s free hugs event, and he assumes that Da-da is a fan and tells her to get the first hug from Wang-joon. Awww, the look on Young-gu’s face is heartbreaking. Wang-joon steps between them and starts to hug Da-da, but Young-gu grabs his arm, spins him around… and hugs him instead.

He holds Wang-joon tightly, glaring at Da-da over his shoulder the whole time. He doesn’t let go until after Da-da walks away upset.

After the event, Yeo-woong tells Wang-joon that she had no idea Da-da would be there today. She wonders out loud if Da-da and the Young-gu are dating, since Da-da is pretty, has a good personality, and she’s devoted even when the guy is a jerk, hee.

At the end of the day, Young-gu is paid extra and offered a job any time he wants one, for triple pay. Kyu-ri wants to go out for drinks with Da-da and her “cousin,” but Da-da says she’s too tired.

On her way out, Da-da passes the bench where she and Wang-joon once exchanged couple rings. Wang-joon joins her and says it’s familiar to him, too. He asks if she’s all better now, meaning the cut on her forehead, and Da-da says she’s much better, meaning the breakup.

She says that all she feels now is sorry for her past self, and how stupid she was. Wang-joon says he can tell she’s not okay, and he grabs her hand when she tries to leave. He notices Young-gu’s ring, but before either of them speaks, Young-gu himself shows up.

Da-da tells Wang-joon that she was only waiting for Young-gu, who laces their fingers together and leads her away. As they walk, Da-da apologizes to Young-gu for using him to pretend she’s not hurting anymore. Young-gu says his purpose is to be used by her, but Da-da asks him to just accept her apology.

Da-da discovers that her wallet is missing and realizes that she must have lost it when she dropped the box of props. Wang-joon is still sitting in his van when he sees Da-da and Young-gu scurrying back into the amusement park, and luckily Young-gu’s scanners quickly find her wallet where it fell behind a trashcan.

Da-da finds the quiet amusement park interesting, after all the lights and noise earlier. She says she’s worked a lot of part-time jobs here, but that it’s been a long time since she came just for fun. So Young-gu invites her on a date, and uses his very expensive robotic abilities to run the carousel so she can take a ride.

While she’s still riding, Young-gu disappears, then shows up beside her just in time to catch her from falling off her horse. They share a long, emotionally charged moment, while Wang-joon watches sadly from a distance.

Young-gu takes Da-da on all the rides, looking like he’s quietly freaking out while Da-da screams with delight. He gets a little dizzy from the roller coaster, so Da-da lets him pick the next ride, and he squeals happily on a kiddie ride, hee.

Later, Young-gu makes Da-da wait alone, then shows up on one of the parade floats, all lit up and sparkly. He pulls out all the stops, making a swarm of lighted drones form pictures in the sky above them, ending with a heart. He tells her this is how he feels, and Da-da can’t help but be impressed.

Yeo-woong drops off Wang-joon at home, promising to pick him up in the morning for a meeting about Doctor AlphaGo 2, but he just mopes inside. She sees one of those black boxes with the dead flowers in the van, and remembers Wang-joon getting upset over a similar box this morning.

Young-gu offers to let Da-da sit and rest, but they’re next to her and Wang-joon’s bench, so she balks a moment before sitting. Once she does, she’s surprised how easy it is, and she thanks Young-gu for cheering her up and enabling her to associate this park with fun again.

She says that being in the dark amusement park reminds her of chaebols in dramas who rent the entire park to impress a girl. At the mention of dramas, Young-gu gets all romantic again. He swoops in, and with his lips an inch from Da-da’s, he croons, “Like this?”

She backs away and says she hates cheesy guys, so he asks her ideal type. Da-da says she wants someone insignificant and unpopular, not someone she barely sees once a month, who has difficulty clearing his schedule just for a meal with her.

Young-gu says sadly that she must have been very lonely, and he tells her that she’ll never be lonely again, because he’ll always love her the same. Da-da says that loving without getting anything back tired her out, but Young-gu assures her that that’s what he was made for.

Yeo-woong confronts Wang-joon with the black box and asks why he didn’t tell her he’s being threatened, and if this is why he broke up with Da-da. Wang-joon says that Da-da doesn’t know about this, and that his plan was only to break up temporarily, take care of it, then tell her. Yeo-woong says that Wang-joon should have told Da-da first, but Wang-joon just snaps that this is hard for him, too, and storms off.

In his room, Wang-joon looks sadly at the engagement ring he bought for Da-da, which he did plan to give to Da-da on the night he got his award (which means his comment earlier that day really was just a joke). But just before the ceremony, he’d received the first threatening black box.

The note inside had ordered him to break up with Da-da or she’d get hurt, and the pictures proved that the sender even knows where she lives. Wang-joon thinks to himself that he only wanted to protect Da-da, and he asks himself if he was wrong. “I’m scared, Da-da-yah,” he thinks. “I’m scared that we might really drift apart.”

Da-da nods off on the bus ride home, and her head lolls over to land on Young-gu’s shoulder. She wakes up just in time to catch their stop, and when she fusses at Young-gu for not waking her up sooner, he’s too happy to look properly chastened.

It turns out that Wang-joon kept the cake that Da-da made for him, with all the figures of him on it. He looks at it, vowing never to let her go, and to get her back.

At home, Da-da sighs that she’s still behind on her bills even after today’s job. Suddenly the lights go out, and Young-gu walks into the room, festooned with white twinkle lights. He says he’s helping her save on electricity, but he obediently turns the lights back on when she asks.

He hands over his own pay, and Da-da gasps at the amount. Young-gu says he feels proud when he thinks about how he earned the money and is able to help her, and he understands why humans value money so much. Da-da gives it back, saying that it’s his to keep, but he says he only needs her.

Da-da relents, but only agrees to take half, giving the rest back to him to keep just in case. She jokes that his “Christmas in summer” look is killing her, but he says with a worried frown that she can’t die, making her laugh at how cute he is.

Young-gu insists that he’s not cute, he’s a grown man. Da-da asks what that has to do with anything, so to prove it, Young-gu looms over her and asks smoothly, “Do you really want to know?”

 
COMMENTS

I know it’s still early, but I’m ready for these two to kiss! Young-gu clearly wants to be a “real” boyfriend to Da-da, and she’s obviously attracted to him. He’s not even a human, so there’s no downside to Da-da just giving him a little test-drive and seeing exactly what he has to offer. On the other hand, that would be using him, and if Da-da feels guilty simply using him to get rid of Wang-joon, there’s no way she’d use him physically, even if she is attracted to him. Then there’s the whole question of whether a physical relationship (even just kissing) with a robot is icky, or if it’s fine as long as nobody gets hurt. I’m not up for such ethical dilemmas today, so I’ll wait for the show to answer that question for me.

That said, as cute as Young-gu is, and as nice as it would be to have a devoted “boyfriend” that you know won’t ever cheat or leave you, I’m still not fully invested in his emotional relationship with Da-da. I think it’s because he’s programmed to have feelings for whatever woman kisses him first… he doesn’t care for her because of who she is, but because he’d feel this way about whichever random woman had kissed him. It has nothing to do with who Da-da is as a person, which is why this story is different from previous dramas that featured robots in love. They cared for their person because they got to know them, and they somehow evolved past programming to develop something new and unexpected, while Young-gu is only behaving as he was made.

That doesn’t make him a bad character or this story less valid, because he’s still precious and his “feelings” are genuine, regardless of their origin. But it does give his and Da-da’s romance a different feel to it, and it’s understandable how Da-da resists him, since she’s generally pretty pragmatic and sensible. Young-gu’s programming simply raises a different set of questions to be explored while watching My Absolute Boyfriend… Is it really love if the one feeling it has no choice in the object of their love? You could argue that it’s not real if it’s programming, but on the other hand, how many of us real humans get to choose who we love? Love can happen even when you don’t want it, so that’s not so very different than Young-gu being programmed to love.

I do feel for Wang-joon after learning his reason for breaking up with Da-da. Like Yeo-woong, I still think it was wrong of him not to include Da-da in the discussion and decision, especially after seven years together, but I can believe that he made a knee-jerk decision out of fear. Still, his grouchy, mopey attitude is getting old, even now that we know he never planned to break up for good. But he did do it, and he did it in a really hurtful, evasive way instead of just talking to Da-da, and he had to know that he was risking the chance that she might not want to reconcile. But if Wang-joon wants to keep that door open (and I think he’s been stupid, but not so stupid that he doesn’t deserve the chance to at least try), then he needs to stop acting pitiful and do something — go after his stalker, or tell Da-da the truth, or just anything besides acting like a jerk to everyone around him. Basically, Wang-joon needs to grow up and take some action, or he’s going to lose what little sympathy I have for him.

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I do feel a little bad for Ma Wang Joon, but someone had done what he did to me, I don't know if I would ever want to talk to him again. She is pretty measured given being hauled in as a stalker and pretty much accused of being a pervert (because of the underwear).

So far, I haven't seen any compromise on the writers part. They haven't fed us a robot that is breaking out of its programming or in any way shown us that our sexy robot is doing anything but following its directives. That makes the question stand, is it really love? and furthermore, does it matter?

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That's why I think I am unsuitable to watch robot romance because I never wonder if a robot is capable of loving. It's plain no to me. I can however accept that Da Da develops real affection for Young Gu. Why? Because she's human.

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The "does it matter?" is a more interesting question to me. Since it's possible to define love differently depending on what parameters are set, the philosophical question of what exactly qualifies as "love" would be incredibly difficult to resolve. But even if it can't definitively be called "love," does it have a similar value? If the relationship is mutually beneficial, fulfilling and serves a similar purpose, does it really matter if it perfectly matches our construct of "love?"

In this case, it seems like Da-da is getting exactly what she needs--open affection and devotion. For her, maybe it doesn't matter if it's "love." At least for now, it's meeting her needs.

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I am expecting the answer Da Da gives to the "does it matter" question to determine her choice in the end.

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Same. I think I'm dropping this show, but I plan to skim the recaps going forward, since I'm curious how thing'll end up.

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I really don't know what to expect from this serie.
Something for sure, I don't like Ma woo or whatever his name is...
Falling for a robot is also not good, simply because it is not sustainable and doesn't match with normal human nature (although it would be perfect for me, LOL), but I understand why a girl like her would need it.
Let's see what happens...

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I think it's icky, and if the robot were a human in this story he would be considered a stalker. But the vast majority of comments I've read both here and elsewhere girls think he's just adorable and perfect. Eww...
I'm waiting for the real human to grow up and realize what's important. If that never happens because of fan service to the robot then double eww.

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@linda-palapala
Thank you. Sometime that gulf between wish and reality is just so.....ick.

P.S. YJG has such a compelling screen presence but I wish he would choose better projects - ones that don't peter out.

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Yes, I would have expected Da Da initial natural reaction to Young Gu to last longer than it did. Cause I would hate someone I did not clearly invite showing up in my room, following me around everywhere, getting up close and personal all the time, whether robot or human.

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I was thinking that a lot of people find the woman with a robot romantic because it represents the perfect man. But if it was the opposite, a man with a female robot that represents the the feminine ideal, I'm pretty sure the opinions would be different :p

For now, 09 is kind of gigolo or a inflatable doll in a more romantic way. But the fact it's designed for love makes it too weird.

I'm not a big fan of Hong Jong Hyun as an actor and he doesn't make me like his character. I don't pity him.

Dada should flee away from them and find a decent man !

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I kinda agree with your assessment. Your first paragraph: My thoughts exactly. 2nd paragraph: I was just thinking "inflatable doll, male version". 3rd Paragraph: There are some things I've liked HJH in as an actor, and others not so much.
Last paragraph: This is like Goldilocks: Robot too bigly perfect. HJH too small of a human. She needs something "just right". But since there's no 3rd lead, either the robot has to become more human (eww) or the human has to man up.

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@inda-palapala
Or....she should find someone else.

No one has to change just because someone wants them to be someone/something different.

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Youngu's pushiness isn't particularly endearing to me. She's told him not to call her "Girlfriend," but he still does. She told him that she didn't want to wear the ring, but he insisted. She's asked him to stay home, and even though it works out, he's still completely disregarding her wishes. If this was a different type of story, I'd think it was showing early signs of being an abusive relationship.

Letting her be arrested and carted off to jail as his "stalker" negates all of Wang-joon's supposed angst about the breakup. He's pulled her aside on set, shown up at her house, and now tried to talk to her at public amusement park--he's failing at staying away to keep her safe, and apparently making no progress on finding out who's making the threats.

I'm not feeling the robot or the human "love" interests at this point. I'm also concerned where this production is going given that a 30 minute show has ended with like 2 minutes of screen saver + music twice already.

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In this week’s episodes, I’m pretty sure that love is not meant to be between DaDa and Younggu. Yes, Younggu offers the best qualities of a boyfriend. However, he is apparently that way by design. How he pleases almost any person men and women alike is sweet, but doesn’t alway work for the girlfriend. This is more than a sense of jealousy. Once they become a couple it will make the girlfriend feel unspecial.

Every time Younggu puts a move in DaDa, I don’t feel him getting emotional. I feel DaDa getting confused. Naturally, human urges are kicking her hard. He’s hot and that can’t be helped. But going through with it is a dangerous gamble. A lot can go wrong. Besides a malfunction during the process (that would be a comedic version), it can lead to greater heartbreak when you don’t the love stems naturally. He’s contracted and programmed to perform these services. Kiss or furthermore, it will kill her self value after the temporary consolation.

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I have been wracking my brain to figure out what makes this robot romance not work for me and in the end I think it all boils down to its very simplistic approach. The so called relationship between Da Da and Young Gu is not developing organically and I feel like Young Gu is shoved down my throat as a serious love interest too heavy handedly. As if the programmers knew the relationship between Da Da and Wang Joon Young Gu is constantly shown to be whatever Wang Joon is not. Even his loud exclamations of “girlfriend” every time he sees her is set in contrast to Da Da and Wang Joon’s hidden relationship. Wherever Wang Joon failed Young Gu excels. He is programmed to be the perfect boyfriend. So what is the problem? One reason for me since the beginning was related to Lollypip's explanation of why this relationship doesn’t work emotionally. I think Young Gu is doing everything mechanically. But it's even more than that.

The problem is Young Gu is just too perfect. So is the thinking no woman can resist her? The problem is love does not work that way. People don’t necessarily fall in love because someone is perfect. For one, that can get very dull. Think of all the dramas in which the heroine fell for the prickly, sometimes downright jerky male lead and left the perfect second lead in the dust. In a few of them the audience falls for the second lead but in most he is just nice and pleasant. Another serious problem is despite the ring turning pink there is zero chemistry between Da Da and Young Gu. And that is the undefinable thing that sparks interest in people at the start of a relationship. No matter how perfect someone is one cannot manufacture chemistry if it’s not there.

I have seen mentions of noble idiocy in relation to Wang Joon. I don’t view Wang Joon’s break up with Da Da as noble idiocy. There is a real and serious threat against Da Da and Wang Joon was just trying to protect her albeit in a misguided way. His biggest mistake to me was not the breakup but the cruel way and humiliating way he did it in front of others. One does not break up temporarily like that and expect to be taken back easily. Wang Joon’s problem is he took Da Da for granted. Because she waited for him for so many years and stayed by his side without complaining he expected the temporary break up would be no big deal. Da Da would just continue to wait for him. Two things he did not consider in this stupid plan were the fact that Da Da does not know the break up was meant to be temporary and a “perfect” rival who appeared out of nowhere and in the blink of an eye got so close to Da Da that they are virtually inseparable. This is something that can only happen in dramas. In fact I am surprised Wang Joon didn’t accuse her of cheating on him. How can she have a boyfriend as soon as they break up? It is to his credit that he is only jealous. But he is definitely puzzled and shaken and that may explain his inaction so far.

I am afraid the comment “real” in...

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I am afraid the comment “real” in the diary will turn out to be something illogical such as Young Gu or his feelings somehow becoming real (whatever that means) at some point.

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Real is the name of Da Da’s special effects company.

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Well at least this drama is causing a bit of controversy and conversation!

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The word 'Real' in the diary will hopefully only be taken by the Kronos Heaven people as a note on Young Gu being realistic. If they look it up, they'll find out that Real is the name of Da Da's special effects make-up business.

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There is indeed zero chemistry between Da Da and Young Gu and I am not sure if that's intentional. For all his 'sexy' lines and perfect body, there's no sparks between the two. Contrast this to the short moments when Da Da and Wang Joon were together before they broke up.

I can't blame Da Da because like you said perfect does not equate to chemistry. Young Gu can fill up the gaps where Wang Joon is lacking like being there whenever Da Da needs him, giving her constant attention and unfailing 'love' but real love and sexual chemistry are more than these. YG badly needs a personality. At this moment, he's little more than a pouting and smiling machine.

About Wang Joon's noble idiocy, I think the show made him an idiot - plain and simple. How did he ever think that break up was temporary? Bad bad writing. If he continues to be this dumb, Da Da is better off without him. She doesn't need dumb men to make her happy - human or robot!

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Thanks @lollypip
I'm hoping Da Da ends up happily independent of both robot and ex-bf. How she gets there will be the interesting ride. Will stuck-to-his-programming robot allow her to be free and ever stop monitoring her. Will she want to or be able to disable his programming? Or failing that, will his AI allow him to learn what makes for true joy and true love in humans and decide to go beyond his initial program? That would be wonderful to see - a robot who learns and becomes more human and more generous than a human being, in letting Da Da go.

As for Wang Joon, he was tons of growing up to do. He's been the most hypocritical and undiplomatic twerp of a boyfriend.

For light entertainment, this show has been somewhat cartoonish in tone. I agree with @moonbean that show is being simplistic in making Young Gu everything Wang Joon is not. However, YG is also too much. Even in a human being, his kind of behaviour is verging on the overly possessive and stalker-ish (I mentioned this in the first episode I think) and it should bother Da Da and anyone who knows and cares about her.

Being the opposite of the failed boyfriend does not make YG the right boyfriend. It's just like something else I watched (How to Hate You) - a guy being one's ideal type does not make him one's true love. The girl had to practically be told that to stop her from stupidly being hung up on ideal guy. I hope Da Da is mature enough to figure it out on her own.

And I wish show would stop having YG offering himself as boyfriend-love-machine to Da Da. It's striking all kinds of wrong notes for a show that is supposed to be a light-hearted romance. Maybe it's lighthearted but not supposed to be as innocent as poor Young Gu???

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I think the show is going for just lighted-hearted romance or maybe it's confused. We are supposed to laugh at Young Gu being a love machine and sexbot. Yet at the same time, the show seems to be selling(I hope not!) the notion that Young Gu is the model boyfriend. That is why they made Young Gu everything Ma Wang Joon is not.

I am keeping my expectations really low, I think the story will along these lines - Young Gu will continue to bring out jealousy from Wang Joon and make him even more desperate to win Da Da back. Wang Joon will learn from Young Gu how to be the better or 'perfect' boyfriend for Da Da. Diana kidnaps Young Gu and Da Da enlist help from Wang Joon to save YG. YG gets reset but not before bidding an emotional farewell to Da Da. Wang Joon also gets 'reset' and lives with Da Da happily ever after.

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Sounds plausible and even likely and good to me!

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Reading all the comments on why this robot romance doesn't work, I think part of the problem is that the show takes itself and this romance too seriously. I wish the robot love line was used more for comedy between Da Da and Young Gu but to the outside it looked real. Than it would aid in making Wang Joon appreciate her and keep Da Da's pride. And at home we could have had the comedy hijinks of Da Da trying to rebuff Young Gu's romantic and sexual advances. They definitely are ineffective for emotional impact so at least give us the laughter!

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well said

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I can picture Diana scratching Dada's face out of those photos using her robotic hand...

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So far this is going better than other robot romance dramas I've watched. However, I always have the problem in the end with the robot not being human. I can't be happy with a drama that has a robot as the end game. While, as icky as it is for me to admit, I can understand Da Da developing feelings for the robot, he is super caring and "perfect," but as others pointed out those feelings aren't sustainable and just not right in my opinion :/ I am enjoying this drama, but I hope she doesn't end up with the robot. That would just be too weird

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