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My Absolute Boyfriend: Episodes 25-26

The new couple can’t seem to get a break as they encounter resistance from multiple sides. Old loves and new enemies all have an agenda to break them up, so they can’t let their guard down for a moment.

 
EPISODES 25-26 RECAP

Wang-joon accidentally spills scalding hot tea on Young-gu’s hand, and when Young-gu doesn’t even react, it reminds Wang-joon of all the other inconsistencies about Young-gu. He confronts Young-gu, asking, “You’re not human, are you? What are you?!” Young-gu says that he’s a humanoid made by DNA manipulation — the character he’s playing today.

Wang-joon looks ready to hit him, but he lets go when Yeo-woong sees them and says they were just rehearsing. Yeo-woong reaches out to pat Young-gu’s shoulder, but Wang-joon stops her, warning her that they don’t know what Young-gu is.

Da-da thanks her team for being willing to take over, and Bo-won is still trying to flirt with Kyu-ri, but she’s still very not interested. Wang-joon comes to ask Da-da to speak in private, and he says he’s worried sick about her because of Young-gu. She has to make a mold of Wang-joon’s face for the show, so he says he’ll come by her studio after shooting today.

That evening, Young-gu asks Bo-won about the rule that he’ll be returned to the head office if anyone finds out he’s a robot. He asks what happens if someone knows, but keeps his secret? Bo-won says it’s not possible, because if one person knows, then soon everyone knows.

Da-da leaves to pick up something she needs for Wang-joon’s mold, and Bo-won can’t run fast enough when Kyu-ri calls and orders him to bring something to her on the set, so Young-gu is home alone when Wang-joon arrives. Wang-joon tells Young-gu not to be there while he and Da-da work because he needs to talk to her, but Young-gu will only agree to ask Da-da what she wants him to do.

Wang-joon looks around the studio for clues, and he finds Young-gu’s user manual on Da-da’s desk. He turns it on, and there’s Young-gu’s face along with instructions on how to activate him. Wang-joon demands that Young-gu tell him exactly what he is, but Da-da returns home just then and breaks them apart.

Wang-joon pulls Da-da from Young-gu, saying that he’s dangerous, real fear in his expression. He orders Young-gu to tell the truth, and Young-gu looks at Da-da sadly before confirming that he’s a robot.

Da-da takes him upstairs to explain that Young-gu isn’t that different from them. But Wang-joon argues that even if he looks human, he lacks a heart and is still just a machine. He’s incredulous that Da-da actually wants to date Young-gu, but she says that she likes him, so she doesn’t expect Wang-joon to understand, just to accept it.

In the morning, Director Go tells Bo-won that Diana is the customer who ordered Zero-Ten, and that she ordered him directly from the head office in order to keep them out of the loop. He asks after Young-gu, but Bo-won can’t find his tablet and realizes that he left it on Da-da’s desk.

Da-da suggests that Young-gu stay away from the set today to avoid antagonizing Wang-joon any further. Young-gu apologizes for letting Wang-joon learn he’s a robot, but Da-da says she’ll make sure he understands the situation.

She covers her ring, whose stone has turned black, and fibs to Young-gu that she’s feeling fine today. She says this is just part of being his girlfriend, and Young-gu grabs her in a hug and whines that he can’t do this push-and-pull anymore. Awww, cutie.

Bo-won runs in looking for his tablet, and Young-gu doesn’t even let go of Da-da as he points Bo-won to it. He confesses that Wang-joon saw it and found out that he’s not human.

Hwa-ni, Wang-joon’s nemesis, saunters uninvited into Wang-joon’s dressing room. He insults Da-da, saying that she’s got a reputation for dating actors, making Wang-joon lose his temper and punch him. Yeo-woong stops Wang-joon from hitting him again, but Bo-won and Da-da walk in and see Wang-joon with his fist still in the air.

While Wang-joon and Da-da talk, Yeo-woong notices that Bo-won looks anxious, but he won’t say much other than that he made a huge mistake. Yeo-woong offers to smack anyone who leaks his secret, and Bo-won warily thanks her.

Soon after, Hwa-ni and Eun-dong hold a press conference. Hwa-ni sits in a wheelchair, one foot in a cast and wearing a neck brace, greatly exaggerating his injuries. Eun-dong shows the reporters the picture he took of his own face after Wang-joon hit him and claims that Wang-joon has always been physically abusive.

Wang-joon tells Da-da that he’s decided to make sure that Young-gu stays far away from her. Da-da insists that Young-gu isn’t dangerous, he’s thoughtful and caring, but Wang-joon asks what happens if he breaks. Yeo-woong interrupts to tell Wang-joon about the press conference, sure that Hwa-ni set Wang-joon up from the beginning.

He can’t go home that evening for all the reporters waiting outside his building. Wang-joon admits that even if he was set up, he did hit Hwa-ni, so this is ultimately his fault. He shows up at Da-da’s place and asks her to put him up for a few days, and she can’t think of a good reason to say no.

In-hyuk offers to be Diana’s spy, but she asks why she should trust him when she doesn’t trust anyone. He says he can monitor Zero-Ten’s data and give her information on Young-gu, and that gets her attention based on In-hyuk’s previous comment that Young-gu has developed emotions. She tells In-hyuk that she’ll decide whether to join forces with him after he explains.

Dinnertime is very awkward at Da-da’s place, with Wang-joon and Young-gu glaring at each other across the table. Wang-joon asks if Young-gu eats, and Da-da says he doesn’t, but Young-gu downs some rice just to prove he can. Wang-joon sneers that he’s trying too hard to appear human, and Young-gu fires back that Wang-joon tries too hard to look like a robot. Well, damn.

Wang-joon asks if Young-gu can taste the food, and Young-gu has to admit that he can’t. Wang-joon tells Da-da that a robot who can’t feel also can’t empathize if she’s sick, for example. He tries to forbid Da-da to eat the food that Young-gu prepared, but she snaps at him to knock it off.

After dinner, they finally get around to making the mold of Wang-joon’s face. He asks Da-da if he was really so bad to her, that she would date a robot. She says it’s more like dating a foreigner or someone older — it’s not planned, but it just happens. Wang-joon asks how Da-da would feel if their positions were switched, saying he knows she wants someone who treats her well, but he can’t accept that someone being a robot.

He drags her upstairs and into Young-gu’s Love Room, and starts going through Young-gu’s things. He ignores Da-da’s protests and doesn’t stop until he finds the box where she’s stored the photo of the two of them at the ocean.

Da-da opens the door to reveal Young-gu waiting just outside, and she tells Wang-joon that this is Young-gu’s nature — he’s waiting patiently because he trusts that Wang-joon won’t harm her, and he knows that Da-da won’t like it if he breaks the door. Wang-joon has the grace to look ashamed, tears welling in his eyes.

Still, when Young-gu brings him some blankets later, Wang-joon tells him that, even if Da-da needs him now, only humans can be friends and lovers. Young-gu replies that he and Da-da like each other, but they’re not together out of need. He says that unlike Wang-joon, he won’t let her go, because his feelings won’t change.

In the morning, Wang-joon is surprised to wake and find Bo-won on his knees by his bed, apologizing for leaving his tablet where Wang-joon could find it. He asks Wang-joon not to tell anyone that Young-gu is a robot, and explains that he’s the one who programmed Young-gu’s brain.

Impressed despite himself, Wang-joon says that Bo-won should go public with this, but Bo-won says that people are biased against dating companion robots. Bo-won nearly spills the beans about the head office’s rule, and though he stops himself in time, Wang-joon still senses something odd.

Yeo-woong comes to the house to break the news to Wang-joon that Eun-dong and his company are demanding a huge sum of money as compensation for Wang-joon breaking his contract, and that’s just the start of it. She’s bought him some time with the drama PD, but things might get worse before they get better.

Diana finally takes delivery of Zero-Ten, and when the crate is opened, she looks extremely satisfied, though we don’t see Zero-Ten’s face. Director Park tells her that they know Wang-joon’s current location, and Diana replies, “Perfect.” Oh, tell me she didn’t.

Wang-joon tries to get into the station building to talk to Eun-dong, but it’s surrounded by reporters. Eun-dong comes out to talk to them, but he says that Wang-joon is old news and tries to get them interested in Hwa-ni’s next drama.

Da-da arranges to spend some alone time with Young-gu outside the house and away from Wang-joon and her team. He heard Kyu-ri and Yoo-jin talking about first loves earlier, so he asks Da-da about her first love, and she says it was a boy from first grade. Young-gu shows her that he had Kyu-ri paint his pinky nail with balsam, which is supposed to ensure that you meet your true love before the first snowfall if the balsam stays on.

But he says that his nails don’t grow and Da-da is his first love, so this means they’re each other’s true love. He makes Da-da cry, and she sighs that robots aren’t perfect, because this is when he should be hugging her. He happily complies, unaware that Wang-joon is watching them from a distance.

Wang-joon decides it’s time to leave Da-da’s house, but the reporters are still camped outside his building. Diana pulls up in her car and asks him to talk. He’s not interested until she blurts out that she knows Young-gu is a robot, and he’s intrigued.

He goes to Diana’s mansion with her and asks how she knows about Young-gu. She tells Wang-joon that she was Young-gu’s original owner, and that Da-da stole him. She suggests they work together so that Wang-joon can get Da-da back and she can recover her toy, but Wang-joon says that he doesn’t need Diana’s help, because he can get Da-da back on his own.

He gets up to leave, but Diana’s guards stop him. Suddenly Wang-joon grows dizzy, and he realizes too late that there was something in the tea Diana served him. She says smugly that she wasn’t asking his consent, and has her guards carry him away. She goes to Zero-Ten and kisses him to activate him, and it’s just as I feared — he’s got Wang-joon’s face.

Da-da and Young-gu are worried when they find the house empty, so Young-gu goes out to look for Wang-joon. Da-da stays behind, so when Zero-Ten shows up, she naturally assumes he’s Wang-joon. He asks if they’re alone then locks the door, but before he can do much else, Young-gu comes downstairs.

Da-da asks how he got up there, and he says he climbed in through the window because the front door was locked. When Zero-Ten sees Young-gu, he immediately knows that he’s the other robot. He says he’s leaving, and when Da-da asks where he’ll stay, he just says vaguely that he has somewhere to go.

In-hyuk is waiting for him outside with a car, and he’s relieved that Zero-Ten passed as Wang-joon. Zero-Ten asks In-hyuk why Diana is making him do this, and In-hyuk thinks about his own reservations regarding using a top star’s face, because it raises the chances of him being discovered to be a robot.

He’d warned Diana that the head office takes security very seriously — she could be blacklisted, and Zero-Ten confiscated. He tells Zero-Ten that he doesn’t know what Diana is up to, but that it’s best to just do as she says for now and just act as much like Wang-joon as possible.

The next morning, reporters are swarming the drama set. Yeo-woong is freaking out because Wang-joon isn’t answering his phone. Zero-Ten finally arrives acting strangely, but Yeo-woong is too upset to notice.

Articles are being posted online about Wang-joon’s supposed assault of Hwa-ni, but Da-da sees the photos and immediately recognizes that his injuries are all special effects makeup, because they still look like fresh wounds even after several days.

Yeo-woong is confused by “Wang-joon’s” unusually calm attitude in light of everything that’s going on. Eun-dong comes to the dressing room to poke at him about avoiding the reporters, but Zero-Ten just greets him politely. Yeo-woong and Zero-Ten leave, and Eun-dong wonders if “Wang-joon” is experiencing some kind of shock.

The real Wang-joon wakes up in Diana’s dining room, but when he tries to leave, the guards block him again. Director Park brings him some food, acting like a gracious host, but Wang-joon just demands to be allowed to leave, to no effect.

The drama shoot is canceled for the day due to the reporters, and Zero-Ten just smiles and walks out. He finds Da-da and cheerfully invites her out on a date, making her wonder why he’s been acting so strange. He pulls her into a hug and refuses to let go when she struggles.

She finally gets free when Young-gu shows up and tells her that the PD is looking for her, giving her an excuse to leave. Alone with Zero-Ten, Young-gu says, “You’re not Ma Wang-joon, are you?” He says that the real Wang-joon never treats Da-da that way, but Zero-Ten just turns to walk away, so Young-gu grabs his arm.

Quick as a flash, Zero-Ten twists Young-gu’s arm and forces him to his knees. He growls at Young-gu, “If you get in my way again…”

 
COMMENTS

It’s kind of funny how scared I’ve been of Zero-Ten and what he might do once Diana unleashed him on Da-da and Young-gu, but now that we’ve met him, he’s not that imposing. I was worried he’d be aggressive and frightening, but I relaxed to see that mostly, he’s just an oddly cheerful, socially awkward robot like Young-gu was when he first woke up. It makes sense, because he’s supposedly programmed exactly the same way Young-gu was, which means he’s going to focus on romance over anything else. And since Diana is his girlfriend, there’s a good chance he may mutiny against her for making him go after a different girl.

I’m actually glad that Zero-Ten isn’t privy to Diana’s plans, and that even In-hyuk seems unsure of all this, because I don’t want Diana to have any help in whatever awfulness she’s up to. And besides, it might be fun to see Young-gu turn the other robot to their side, or at least try. I don’t like how quickly Zero-Ten got aggressive with Young-gu, but even that doesn’t worry me too much because when he was new, Young-gu was also quick to toss someone across the room if he felt Da-da was in danger. So far, Zero-Ten isn’t acting all that different from how Young-gu acted when he first woke up, and at least for now, his only directive to try to break up Young-gu and Da-da. Like the real Wang-joon said, Da-da won’t be swayed that easily — and honestly, if the real Wang-joon couldn’t manage it, I’m not that worried that a lovebot who doesn’t even know their history can do the job.

The real Wang-joon, on the other hand… I’ve got some issues with him. I’ve tried so hard to see Wang-joon’s side of things and give him the benefit of the doubt, but he’s really overstepping lately. I get that he cares about Da-da and is scared for her, but his refusal to listen to her or respect her decisions is making me dislike him again. She’s told him over and over again that Young-gu isn’t dangerous and that this is what she wants, but he just continues to press her on this, and he’s lucky she hasn’t kicked him out of her life for it. If he truly loved Da-da, he would express his concerns then let her do what makes her happy, even if he disapproves or fears that the next guy is bad for her. Frankly, he’s in no position to offer Da-da dating advice, much less act like he has any right to forbid her to do anything, and he had absolutely no right to go through Young-gu’s room. Unless he’s asked, he needs to keep his opinions to himself.

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And with that, the show jumped the shark.
I guess extending this premise to 20 episodes was always going to be a challenge but this was a ridiculous addition to the show.
For a start, it makes no sense that the same company that couldn't produce another Zero Nine and instead had to run frantically after the original suddenly had the time to develop a new, superior model.

And, despite being so legendarily publicity shy that they recall a robot the minute anybody finds out one exists, they happily make one with the face of a super-famous celebrity actor and deliver it to a psychopath known for bizarrely unpredictable behaviour.

Riiigggght.

And that's before we even get to the narrative purpose behind the Zero Ten "twist", which is to say there isn't one other than to turn Wang Joon against robots.

Because I had the next epsiode on my hard drive, I watched that too and it was no better. In fact, it ended with Diana being widely out of character just so she could prompt the second male lead to action. It's just basic bad writing.

Shark. Jumped. I'm. Out.

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I know the term "jumped the shark" and where it came from. But I don't see how what you describe is jumping the shark, simply because this show and emotional robots are so implausible to begin with. How can it jump when the whole premise is ridiculous?
I've said I'm Out several times, but keep coming back. Can hardly wait til it's over.

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I really liked the first 10 episodes, I thought they were surprisingly good. I've mostly been talking about it on the fanwall though because I disagreed with a lot of the comments on the recaps and didn't want to wade in.

I thought the whole setup and execution of the show for the first half was deft, especially considering how they dealt with elements of the original text. The contrast of her relationship with Wang joon and her relationship with Zero Nine made strong points about relationships needing to be equal and reciprocal. It came down strongly on the side of selflessness being toxic in the long-term. She was essentially Zero Nine in her relationship with Wang-joon and Wang-joon in her relationship with Zero Nine and that contrast was done well. Neither relationship was real or fulfilling, regardless of any emotions involved.

The problem is, the show doesn't actually know what it wants to say. It took a rather silly source text and tried to give it more bones. But then it didn't know how to carry it through. And that's why, to me, it has jumped does shark. Because they suddenly threw in an element entirely to fill time rather than make a point.

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I don't think he is actually superior. If I remember correctly, when 09 broke the television, he had his strength adjusted downward.

I also have a problem with believing such a secretive corporation would make a copy of a famous person, but I am still having fun watching the show.

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This drama is becoming so bad. I'm going to keep watching for the sake of Jingoo, and the "robot story lover" title i have, but honestly... It's bad. It's awfully bad.

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I stopped watching this show after the first few episodes due to lack of time and really NOT liking DaDa. However I've been reading the recaps just to see what they did.
So..
Is this show as bad as Abyss (another one I couldn't get past the first few, but followed the recaps) or is it worse?

*asking for a friend*

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Is it bad? I'm waiting for the finale to judge. If the robot dies and Da Da comes to her senses I'll judge it okay. If the robot and Da Da ride off into the sunset together blissfully then I'll judge it really awful. Other than that, I've no clue what the point is to this drama. Follow your heart? Go for the perfect male who only has eyes for you? Will it leave fangirls happy or in tears?

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I keep waiting for them to make Wang-joon honorable enough for her to fall back in love with him but that doesn't seem to be a big priority. The whole human & robot love is just weird and difficult to get behind the way this drama is set up. Kind of feels like if someone was seriously considering a romance with their dog because it's sweet and loyal to them... ick. Not even sure what a good outcome would look like at this point? Diana takes over the world? But she's not even interesting enough for that to be exciting.

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Abyss was actually a really good show...you should have finished it, heh.

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Right now, I think Absolute Boyfriend is worse than Abyss.

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Absolutely. At least Abyss had the cute OTP and some comedy.

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Absolutely Boyfriend has to be the dumbest drama I've ever watched.

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I have only watched the first few episodes of Abyss but stopped because of how bad it was... But I really do not recommend watching My absolute boyfriend. It's a mess. The story doesn't make any sens, is not even that cute, and NOT EVEN FUNNY AT ALL ? Like at least if you can't write a good story, make it funny. But no... It was a waste of my time honestly.

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Thanks - I've just been following the recaps - and even then this show sounds nuts. In the past I would finish a show no matter how bad thinking to myself that surely it would get better?
I've learned my lesson - hah

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Hahahah i'm still this way honestly. I kind of knew it wouldn't get better but i just like "I'VE ALREADY WATCHED SOOO MUCH, i'm not going to stop now??". But I know i really should, i don't know why I keep wasting my time watching bad dramas, when i could watch good dramas instead lmao.
Good thing you've been following the recaps only !

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Still watching it till the bitter end, especially now that I have seen the episode count drop to 18 so only one week left. Not much to say about this episode though as it was one of the worst and is not even worthy commenting on anymore.

As I said I don't want Wang Joon with Da Da anymore as at this point that would make neither happy. However, as Da Da still genuinely cares for Wang Joon and helps him ehen nevessary I'd like to see it acknowledged that Wang Joon feels the same and at this point when he warns Da Da against Young Gu he is not doing ut out of self interest but genuine concern. There isn't even a real love here set aside one do great to justify "the whole world is against us but we will stick together regardless" storyline they are agressively trying to push. It is falling flat. This week the ratings fell to a new low of 1.5%. I feel sorry for the effort all the actors and crew put in but this is a monumental failure of writing.

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I think they underestimated the effort required to make this kind of drama work. Either they do not have the ability to explore meaningfully the relationship between man and machine or they never intended to in the first place and/or made half baked attempts.

For discussion sake, let's assume they intended and tried but it was quite obvious from the start that it was going to be disastrous. Zero Nine is the central character in the drama yet not much thought had been given to how 09 works, its abilities, limitations, how it learns and the possibility of developing beyond design.

The show simply shoved into our faces this robot who 'looks' nothing like one, act nothing like one and behaves nothing like one. Presumably we are supposed to be charmed off our socks(okay, it did work for fans) and ignore everything else.
Scant attention on the workings of Zero Nine except he will call the person who kisses him his girlfriend. Literally. He will also be 100% loyal, more than your dog. Except he will switch loyalty at the bat of an eyelid or rather once he gets kissed by that someone else. Don't say you haven't been warned because remember, he never called you by your name.

I was told this and some were in the original version but that was like 10 years ago? If they can make changes, which they did anyway, why not for the better?

Now, I am not the most demanding viewer. If this is a light, fluffy rom-com, I will ignore these shortcomings. They however failed at both romance and comedy.

Comedy was what I came for because I wasn't expecting anything thought provoking, it just didn't seem that kind of drama. Save for some laughs in the beginning, they were regrettably scarce and horrible.

Romance, the sweet and cute type which would be suitable for this drama, could have saved it but it didn't. I have watched some not so good to rather awful dramas which had only one trump card - the OTP. There is Zero chemistry between Young Gu and Da Da. Worse, Da Da treats him like a 3 year old or puppy(the real thing and not to be associated with how we love cute puppy like male leads). Just smiling, hugging and kissing doesn't make the relationship real, let alone romantic.

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I SO agree with you. I keep saying it, but Ma Wang Joon is the only fully realized character in this drama (hats off to HJH for doing what he could with a character that could very easily be one-dimensional). To me, the only acceptable storyline would have had him learning from Young-gu how to treat someone he loves, and then PROVING he learned that lesson by treating her with respect and understanding (they sort of got there on the first point, failed miserably on the second). Otherwise, she just trades one cage (someone who doesn't respect her) for another (someone who doesn't respect himself).

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@mehgann

People may hate Ma Wang Joon but Hong Jong Hyun is the only one whose acting I can't fault here. I suspect he added more layers to the character than what was on the script.

Does Young Gu respect Da Da, himself or anyone for that matter? Unlike Nam Shin III in AYHT, we never knew what rules guide Young Gu's values system. Can you call it respect or love when it is not by choice and written in his program?

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I think the fact that people hate Ma Wang Joon is a testament to how good HJH has gotten. Other people on here know I've been a fan of him for a while, despite the claims that he is "wooden" or (ironically) "robotic." I find him to be a peaceful actor...he's not all gestures and movement. But I see subtle and important differences every time he takes on a character, and I really appreciate it. (And it's NOT the eye candy with me...he's way too young for me to look at in that way!) In this, because it's him, he's not just the cold, indifferent ex-boyfriend he would have been in the hands of many other actors. I found myself really empathizing with him and his situation, and as a result, being EXTRA annoyed with him when he dismissed Dada's explicit proclamations that she didn't want to be with him anymore. But I was equally annoyed with her telling him that he didn't love her anymore...it was just as dismissive, just as rude, and frankly (for me) canceled out my annoyance at him, since they were both doing it to each other. The only character I like more than him is his manager, who is just great. Love her!

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Oh, wow, I just checked Viki and AB has over 80,000 followers. Woah. Yet it has the lowest ratings on the network. What, 1.5 or something. Weird.

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How does number of Viki followers translate to ratings? I think international fans don't count.

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When I first started dramas, I love expressive actors. Gradually, I realized many were actually overacting. Some were super expressive and it became a chore to watch them. It's like watching facial muscles go into overdrive and do all the gymnastics. What I much prefer now are subtle changes in expressions, barely noticeable ones but convey all the underlying emotions or barely containing.

I like Hong Jong Hyun but it's not because I think he's the best actor. I can see his weak areas, it's just that his style of acting works for me. From this drama, I can see that he put in the effort to understand and make the character his own. Even more impressive is how he played Zero Ten. You can immediately tell the difference between Zero Ten and Wang Joon. Zero Ten takes split seconds to scan his surroundings, analyze the situation/person/object and acts accordingly. Subtle but very effective. There is also something mechanical about him.

About Wang Joon, I think people hate him simply because they see him as a cockblock to Young Gu. It's more like "Evil Wang Joon makes Cutie Young Gu sad"
Wang Joon did Da Da wrong when he cowardly let her be mistaken and arrested as his stalker. I have repeated ad nauseam that I don't expect her to forgive him and it alone was enough to kill the 7 year relationship. Aside the usual kdrama male aggressive ways of wrist grabbing, pulling and whatnots which I hate, I don't see Wang Joon as particularly jerk ass. Neither do I think he has to respect or treat Young Gu as anything more than a machine. At the risk of upsetting many good folks here including the recapper, I'll just say I won't ask for example, an i-robot if I can check the box where it comes out from, you get the drift?

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Wait, what? They dropped the episode count to 18?? Hmm, that really leads me to believe it will have a happy happy saccharin ending for the two lovebirds. Otherwise, I'll bet the last week would have been the robot's demise, which would displease the few fangirls who are watching.
At least I won't have to endure another week so I can keep up my new obsession with The Untamed.

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How do you cut a pre-produced show to 18 eps. This still makes no sense to me.

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I was just thinking that too. Can they edit at the last minute? Guess we'll find out soon enough.

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MDL has now updated it so it must be true. I don't trust Viki with these things.

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It's possible especially with this drama. There are so many unnecessary scenes which add nothing to the plot. I always FF Bo Won's scenes, Yeo Woong deserves better but there's not a single mature guy in this whole show.

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But it would mean they paid for a re-edit of a completely packaged drama. That makes nose sense to me. Anyway, I dropped it so it doesn't matter.

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Nose sense is nonsense if autocorrect didn't intervene. Damn autocorrect.

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And 'nonsense' is no sense if autocorrect didn't...
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I have no idea @leetennant. Maybe the low ratings bothered them too much. I wonder why did they expect this to be highly rated. This genre just doesn't do well in ratings whatever the quality.

If I remembered correctly, this drama had problem finding a station and when it was finally picked up, I guess they weren't expecting much and ready to pull the plug earlier.

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@leetennant I think it's the channel that makes the decision to cut the episodes. The other channels are starting their new dramas next week. SBS is already entering the race disadvantaged with 1.5% ratings of its current drama so it wouldn't have wanted the other channels to get a head start one week early. There is a chance that more people than who is watching this show will tune in to the next, so from channel perspective it makes perfect sense regardless of the cost. This show is a write off but they don't want it to ruin the one following it as well. Add to this the fact that SBS does not even have a Monday-Tuesday drama at the moment, they will do everything they can to get decent ratings for their next offering.

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Nothing about this makes any sense, so what else is new?

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Maybe they'll do like the c-drama The Golden Eyes and just post a note at the end: "and they all lived happily ever after..."

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Justice reigned and all the good guys got happy endings.
Maybe the drama is so badly paced that they can end it at the end of 18 and nobody would notice the difference.

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What they seem to have done is literally remove a whole episode. We've lost the episode from the teaser, and cut straight to the angst. The plot still kind of makes sense, but it was incredibly weird to watch.

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I don't understand.Which episode is that?

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I was assuming they'd cut the last two episodes...are you saying they removed an episode other than 19 or 20? Which one did they remove? So very curious.

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@outofthisworld, @linda-palapala
This is what I was going to reply:
So, when episode 16 (31-32) aired I found it all a little strange. The preview for the next episode showed Young-gu and Dada going on a cute date and just generally acting like a happy couple, but that's not what was in the episode. Instead, we cut straight to Young-gu malfunctioning with basically no foreshadowing leading up to it. It's only my theory that an entire episode was cut and some haphazard editing was done to trim down the episode count.

Buuut, I just checked episode 16 and I'm royally confused because everything I saw has disappeared and the stuff in the teaser was there? 😂

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@frabbycrabsis I do not know what SBS will cut but I just saw 6 episodes dumped on a chinese website. I fastforward a lot so I guess cutting it down was not totally bad.

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@outofthisworld Now I'm really confused. I just watched 35-36 on Viki with previews for next week too. I'm not sure what you're referring to as the 6 episodes dumped on a Chinese website??

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@linda-palapala

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant the site which has chinese subs post all 6 remaining episodes tonight. I guess Viki might do it over the next few weeks or faster. Anyway, the only shortened version will be SBS's

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Yes no episode cut. Sense is restored.
It's not like MDL to make that kind of mistake though (although super common for Viki). Maybe the broadcast network will do something odd.

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It looks like it is going for a makjang ending meaning lots of angst, tears and noble idiocy before the rainbow comes out.

My wild predictions
1) Young Gu's needs a costly hardware replacement. His 'heart' is literally exploding with immense love for Da Da.
2) Da Da goes to extremes to save Young Gu
3) Wang Joon blames Young Gu for Da Da's sufferings.
4) Young Gu tries to self destructs in robot idiocy mode but only manages to shut down.
5) Da Da cries over the heap of cold metal that was Young Gu.
6) Her tears trickles down to his mechanical heart and miraculously, it restarts!
7) The couple gets married with everyone's blessings, never ages, stays at 3 years old and makes many robot toys.

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Let's see how many of your predictions are right: I'll agree with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7: I think they'll get married and make little robot kids.

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Love the robot idiocy mode 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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I figured that sbs has cut too many scenes. Viu aired a complete 40ep. So i come to think if the drama is gonna have different ending in different channel? To gratify the viewers maybe? Haha

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I'm getting to the last episodes as quickly as I can - no spoilers, please!

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Alrighty @lollypip! mianhae!

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Ok. Sorry @lollypip.

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I'm sorry too, I'm WAY behind from being sick. I know you're all dying to talk about it. But I'll get there I promise!

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