So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club | Ep. 14 Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity

I also wanted to call attention to the sweet, gentle Office Manager Doo-seob. He’s a poet at heart. Perhaps he’ll announce a published collection at the story’s end and finally confess his love on the collection’s dedication page.

In addition to his comparing Choi and Dan’s detente to “cherry blossoms blooming on a railroad on a spring day,” he also linked Jung-rok’s dejected mood to Yoon-seo’s absence:

He must feel like a little deer with nowhere to go in the vast emptiness.

Who needs blind dates when you already know who your true love is, linked by the “thread of fate”?

For: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@bernadett, @coffeprince4eva@dramafan12, @esther, @gem28, @hades@hotcocoagirl, @infinitize,@isthatacorner, @jenmole, @khalessymd, @katrine, @katakwasabi, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @waterhyacinth, @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

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So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club | Ep. 14 Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity

With Ep. 14 heavily focused on Jung-rok’s trial and reconciliation with Yoon-seo, there are only a couple glimpses of Dan and Choi in Ep. 14. Although there’s no movement on the romantic front, the air between the pair remains positive and collegial. Dan has helped polish Choi’s rough edges. Will we see her show more confidence with her clients in return?

For: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@bernadett, @coffeprince4eva@dramafan12, @esther, @gem28, @hades@hotcocoagirl, @infinitize,@isthatacorner, @jenmole, @khalessymd, @katrine, @katakwasabi, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @waterhyacinth, @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

—cont. in comments below—

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    CEO Yeon’s sour mood hangs over the daily scrum like a thunder cloud, putting Choi off his game. (5:21)

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      Yesh, I know these aren’t technically “scrums” since they’re sitting and probably talking for at least an hour. My team’s scrums are supposed to be 15 minutes and we invariably blather for 30 minutes.

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      Awe. The one who would talk back to his boss knows how to read a room after all.

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    Thanks to Se-won’s intervention, Jung-Rok and CEO Yeon repair their relationship and bring the entire Always office to confer on upcoming controversial trial. (23:26)

    The team comes to the realization that Im Yoon Hui had a prior relationship to her second marriage. Choi builds on Dan’s realization instead of acting like his old ass-hat self. (24:36)

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    Dan and Choi both cheer on the boss for acting like a lawyer for once. I’ve been wondering if he’s entirely focused on admin. (25:28)

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    And they watch the final report with the rest of the office. (57:20)

    Is this where the show will leave us? With Dan and Choi just being good colleagues? That would leave them miles ahead of where they started but it’s disheartening for those of us cheering them on to have a real romance. With kisses and stuff. And broken bedroom furniture.

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    They’re matching in this GIF!? Suit, tie, and shirt colors. Nodding. Always has their own Blues Brothers. Somebody get these guys a hat and shades!

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      Even if their suits aren’t identical, they always look good together. Especially since they share the same tailor! (Shuits—a name my cell phone desperately wants to spellcheck.)

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So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club | Ep. 13 Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity

Last week, we swooned as Dan peaked Choi’s interest through bold action. Surely Choi wasn’t the only one aroused by Dan’s audacity when she flung him against the wall to propose contract dating! So why aren’t they destroying bedroom furniture by now? Last week, @zanearaki presciently posed the question addressing the problem still plaguing our Mama’s Boy:

… Is it possible for someone to be clueless of his own feelings? Or is it that he knows, but every time the feelings appear he got into denial mode? xD

This episode’s mix of flutterings and aches left me clasping my heart.

For: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@bernadett, @coffeprince4eva@dramafan12, @esther, @gem28, @hades@hotcocoagirl, @infinitize,@isthatacorner, @jenmole, @khalessymd, @katrine, @katakwasabi, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @waterhyacinth, @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

—cont. in comments below—

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    Attorney Dan with arms akimbo at the team dinner | (19:03)
    Uri Ukulele Couple sit next to each other at a team dinner celebrating Jung-rok’s high billings. Forever number 2, Choi sullenly asks, “But what’s the big deal about getting first in sales that we’re having a team dinner like this?”

    CEO Yeon has some fun by quietly humiliating Choi.

    Lawyer Choi, when will you become the star sitting in this spot? You said that you’d let go of your sense of duty and your sense of justice to focus on getting sales. I just want to let you go, Lawyer Choi.

    Which arouses Dan’s ire to everyone’s shock—and Choi’s embarrassment


    The boss makes fun of Dan’s posture and this time it’s Choi who advises the boss to watch himself—and take care of the food on his lip. Uri Ukulele Couple discretely share a sweet smile.

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    Dan’s fury peaks the boss’s curiosity. | (20:17)
    Uri Ukulele couple fear they’e been outed but CEO Yeon only suspects they’ve formed a losers alliance.

    Choi denies he and Dan have made an alliance but Doo-seob poetically notes their sweeter relationship:

    But I like seeing it. You two used to argue like its and dogs, but now your relationship has become warm like cherry blossoms blooming on a railroad on a spring day, has it not?

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    The Chinese Restaurant: Choi and Dan aren’t on the same page after near one month of dating (24:14)

    Their lunch date reveals the unequal investment of their nascent romance. She wears a lace-collared pink dress to please him but just hearing her call him “Honey” grates. Accidentally touching hands seems to both electrify and irritate Choi to no end. He reminds Dan of the contract:

    1. The dating period is one month.
    2. During the dating period, third parties, overlapping relationships and any other kinds of flirting is prohibited. (Her effusive reaffirmation of her devotion to him triggers his very small smile.)
    3. During the dating period, both parties must eat together at least twice per week.

    … There are also conditions to void the contract.
    1. Physical touch is prohibited.

    In short, Dan is super extra and Choi is unmoved even as he appreciates her sweetness. Returning from taking a phone call, he smiles as he watches her rebuke herself for touching Choi.

    Does she like me that much? Of course, I understand her. However, that overflowing love is excessive. What should I do? I know she’s a nice and cute person, but my heart is not being moved. My heart!

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    The breakup dinner | (29:22)
    Later that night, the couple shares another meal. With 5 days left in their contract, Choi asks how much Dan likes him:

    Choi: Layer Dan, do you like me this much? Of course I have a fatal charm that cannot be helped but to be liked.

    Dan: It is this much. It is so fatal that the more I see you the more I get to know you, the more I like you.

    Dan probes Choi for his own feelings:

    Dan: That is why I’m sad. I’m this happy, but I only have five days remaining. How was it to date me for almost month? Are you going to end things with me in five days without looking back?

    Choi: [takes a swig of sujo] Lawyer Dan, you are a really good person. You take good care of me. You are cute. However, how shall I say this? You are not moving my heart.

    Dan: Pardon?




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    Disappointed by Choi’s rejection, Dan angrily wobbles down the street. | (31:25)

    Choi: Are you okay, Lawyer Dan? Why did you drink so much?

    Dan: [pulls her arm out of Choi’s grip] Why do you think? I really like you. I’m pained that after the contract is over, we are going to return to the same way we were before. However, what can I do? I’m guilty for not being able to move your heart.



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    Even when she’s drunk, our tiny bodyguard pulls Choi out of the way of a scooter | (31:52)

    There’s an undeniable charge when they accidentally embrace but Dan wrenches out of Choi’s grasp

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    Before either of them can even process these feelings, the apologetic delivery man dazzles our Dan. (32:18)

    Delivery man: Are you okay?

    Dan: [giggling] Yes. I’m okay.

    Choi looks on with disbelief.

    Delivery man: I’m relieved. Then, I apologize.



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    (32:57)

    Choi: W-Wait … What is this expression? Don’t tell me you fell for that person?

    Dan: Yes. Isn’t that person fine?

    Choi: You were just saying that you liked me, that you were pained.

    Dan: [slurring] You told me that I don’t move your heart. I’m quite quick on giving up.



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    Choi helplessly watches Dan run after the delivery and we both clutch our hearts | (33:31)

    My heart … Why does my heart hurt?


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      Are they setting it up so that Choi will finally have to pursue Dan? Sadly the delivery man didn’t give Dan a ride home.

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        I think this set up could end up being very satisfying. Their contract was terrible—the clause prohibiting physical contact of any kind shows how circumspect Choi was in exploring his feelings.

        The sight of Dan running for the delivery guy in those towering heels had me gasping for air!

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      That’s the pain of heart being moved Mr Choi !!

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      I can’t wait for the next eps! I love it when the boy pursues the girl. What swoony things do we have in store, Lawyer Choi???

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        Mmmm, yeshhh. My favorite scenarios include a ukulele serenade on the roof and getting stuck in the elevator (again).

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    So why aren’t they destroying bedroom furniture by now?

    That’s the question I ask about so many dramas!. Sigh.

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      Only Pretty Noona gave a satisfying story arc to its furniture. Too bad they forgot about the actual people.

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        대박 still doesn’t come close to describing how good the furniture story arc was in that drama and I only watched 10 episodes (I think it was 10). I seriously need another drama like that, without the mother and the other stupid crap. How could they have absolutely messed up a fantastic drama like that. Well, I guess is was keeping the realistic thing going with the mother, but, argh!!! @ally-le, you’re a meanie. You made me remember that drama. 😭

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So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club | Ep. 5 Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity [Viki.com 20:12]

I was wrong about Uri Ukulele Couple not appearing in Ep. 5. I was so amused by Yoon-seo’s about the pasta incident that I forgot how horrible Choi was to Dan that night. Given that everyone witnessed Choi’s cruelty, it’s no wonder people are puzzling at their changed dynamic. I’ve posted 4 collages to capture this moment.

Dan is in a funk because of her latest heartbreak and guzzles her beer. She slams her glass which draws everyone’s attention.

“Ms. Dan, why are you drinking so fast?” (1 out of 4)

For: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes, @alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona, @astromantic, @alessar, @bernadett, @coffeprince4eva, @dramafan12, @esther, @gem28, @hades, @hotcocoagirl, @infinitize,@isthatacorner, @jenmole, @khalessymd, @katrine, @katakwasabi, @loveblossom, @mayhemf, @moomoomoondog, @natzillagorilla, @snarkyjellyfish, @tesshan, @waterhyacinth, @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

—cont. in comments—

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    Ass’t legal secretary Hae-young gossips that the delivery guy just dumped Dan.

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    And Choi goes in for the kill:

    “Wow, how quick is that? She fell as fast as lightning and was dumped as fast as lightning. You must be busy to be dumped every once a week. Once a week, consistently, her heart is broken.”

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    Dan furiously stands up to glare at Choi.

    “Pardon me?!”

    Choi says nothing more and presses his lips looking almost contrite.

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    Well dressed boy will be eating his words soon enough!

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      True that! It almost hurts to watch him be so mean and I’m surprised by how I completely forgot this scene.

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    Are you re-watching episodes? If so, that’s awesome! Find more Choi Dan content!

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Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity | Ep. 12

Preach!

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So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club | Ep. 12 Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity

Ep. 12’s refrain: “What should I do with a woman like you?”

Watching Choi finally fall for Dan was worth the wait! I chuckled and luxuriated in all the stolen glances, inner monologues and flamenco guitar. Is this you, watching your ship sail?

For: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@bernadett, @coffeprince4eva@dramafan12, @esther, @gem28, @hades@hotcocoagirl, @infinitize,@isthatacorner, @jenmole, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

—more fluttery moments cont. in comments—

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    (1) Choi is a rose.

    I, Choi Yoon Hyeok, am a man like a rose.
    I’m a deadly man that looks flashy and beautiful but has thorns.
    I was looking for a woman who could embrace my rose-like self like this vase.
    She even got her hair pulled in order to protect me.
    What should I do with a woman like you, who is strong like a vase?

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    (2) Let’s have a glass of alcohol. Right away. Right now.

    First swing:

    Second try with a little help from Dan:

    Right now, in English!

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    (3) Dan debones fish at table like a boss.

    Choi looks on with awe as she simply explains, “I did it because you don’t like boning fish.”



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    (4) Choi’s sexy eyebrows ask, “What should I do with you?”

    I’ve met a lot of women who put foundation on their face to impress me, but she’s the first woman to bone a fish to give to me. What should I do with you?


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      I can’t look at this sequence of .gifs for too long lol 🔥💦

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      She wants to impress his crush by dressing up and acting cutely as women tend to in dramaland. But it turned out that his crush’ way of thinking is unique. He is much more fascinated by strange or simple gestures:
      boning a fish
      cutting him off in mid-sentence
      fending his attacker off with throwing herself between them
      kabedon
      suggesting a contract relationship
      I love them very much. By the way, Attorney Dan is prettier in her colourful suits. I like that Attorney Choi is not a flower boy but a very athletic, very manly man with a sexy voice and a steady gaze. And their personalities are really something. They live and love poetically and passionately. Haha. I can’t have enough of them.

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    (5) Choi starts probing Dan about her feelings.

    Lawyer, Dan, is there anyone that you like these days?”

    She initially allows him to ask her again directly but irritatedly cuts him off mid-sentence before leaving the restaurant. Which, of course, is another unexpected turn on for Choi.

    I’ve seen women stop overly taking care of their skin to impress me, but she’s the first woman to cut me off while I’m speaking. What should I do with a woman like you, who is was potent as this alcohol mix?

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    (6) Awk ward

    Even before their attraction started, they usually ended up sitting in close proximity. At Yoon Seo’s farewell dinner, Dan catches Choi stealing glances …

    And they start to clink glasses a second time without thinking but are too shy to follow through.

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    (7) You’re gonna eat those words

    Choi mocks the contract dating storyline of Yoon Seo’s upcoming drama. Stop being so handsome while talking with your mouth full!

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    (8) The hallway dance

    Another hilarious example of Kdrama characters having notoriously poor peripheral vision.


    I didn’t really comprehend how tiny Park Kyung Hye is until I saw the BTS photo on Instagram. She’s wearing skyscraper platform heels (something like 6” or 15cm) while darting around Shim Hyung Tak, who’s 180 cm (nearly 5’ 11”). Such cute!

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    (9) Kabedon! Dan gets her man and proposes a one-month dating contract.

    Note: I tweaked the original edit because I deeply disliked how it duplicated Dan’s push against Choi’s arm, making it look like she was repeatedly punching him. I cut on the action, which better reflects the turn and “dong!” effect of the actual gesture.


    … which sets Choi’s heart pounding.

    It’s not even a salary contract or a housing contract. What I do with this provocative woman who makes my heart race with just the word “contract”?

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      He’s always been in to her. He just didn’t know it.

      Side note: I love her suits.

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        I curiously want to know. Is it possible for someone to be clueless of his own feelings? Or is it that he knows, but every time the feelings appear he got into denial mode? xD

        In my case, I always know when I like/interested in someone but most of the time I’m just in super denial mode.

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      What a smooth edit! I definitely prefer this than the show’s edit. Makes her move more bolder!

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      He’s just so funny and adorable and clueless! Dan, get your man!

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        I love how the way she wasn’t letting her feelings run away from her this time actually drew him in. XD

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    I think I look forward to these posts more than the episodes themselves lol

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So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club | Ep. 12 Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity

Kabedon! Dan Moon Hee works her 壁ドン magic against Choi Yoon Hyuk. Look at those shoooooes!

For: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@bernadett, @coffeprince4eva@dramafan12, @esther, @gem28, @hades@hotcocoagirl, @infinitize, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

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So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club | Ep. 11 Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity

The theme of misunderstandings is the through line for this episode. Uri Ukulele Couple continue to enthrall. For all the discomfort this episode brings, we have significant movement in the relationship. Dan takes a risk. Choi is indifferent. Dan is brave. Choi finally sees Dan. We also learn that Yoon Seo isn’t actually Choi’s ideal woman.

Here are 11 of my flutterings and cringes. What are yours?

(1) Fluttering: I can’t resist Dan Moon Hee’s bubbling enthusiasm for her one-sided-maybe-mutual crush.

—Cont. in comments below—

For: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@bernadett, @coffeprince4eva@dramafan12, @esther, @gem28, @hades@hotcocoagirl, @infinitize, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

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    (2) Cringe: Advised to embody her crush’s “ideal type,” she strides into work dressed like Yoon Seo. Her aegyo and micro skirt terrifies her boss but Choi surprisingly takes in stride.

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    (3) Cringe: When pressed to explain why Choi supports Dan’s transformation, he thinks she’s taking “a break” and equates her behavior to that time he slummed it while vacationing in Spain.

    Of course Choi is way off target and Att’y Yoon’s reaction says it all:

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    (4) Fluttering: Emboldened by her tiny suit, Dan sweetly asks Choi out for drinks, to celebrate his birthday and thank him for the ukulele.

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    (5) Cringe: Choi takes a hard pass but doesn’t even fathom that Dan is asking him out because she likes him. I ached for her but was actually more embarrassed for our hopeless Mama’s Boy.

    “Why would I drink alcohol with you on my birthday? I don’t have a girlfriend or a woman that I like on my birthday this year, so I made a reservation at a French restaurant to go out to eat with my mother.”

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    (5) Cringe cont. Unlike their earlier interactions where he was purposefully cruel or childish, I think he genuinely doesn’t perceive her attraction. It’s still achey to watch Dan’s disappointment but she maintains her equanimity.

    So, please buy me the alcohol another time, Lawyer Dan. Hurry up and get out.

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    (6) Fluttering: Choi meets a delusional would-be client who seeks divorce because her husband no longer declares his love a dozen times a day. (He’s down to only twice a day!) Plus there was that time he bought a chicken for dinner and didn’t share it. This lady is wacky but I love her retroactively because she’s the catalyst to Choi finally seeing uri Dan Moon Hee.


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      Even with the annoyed face he is still handsome!!!! 😍😍😍 So annoying. So handsome 😍

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    (7) Fluttering: Reflecting on her own misunderstanding of Choi’s feelings, Dan is troubled to see the would-be client’s husband charging Choi for trying to seduce his wife. She defies the laws of physics and valiantly protects Choi from the husband’s attack.

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    (8) Fluttering: Let’s break down Dan Moon Hee’s white knight moment. Uri Dan can teleport, y’all.

    As the legal secretaries and Att’y Dan anxiously watch from the hall, the raging husband attacks Choi.

    Dan teleports (the only explanation I have) just in time to shield Choi from the husband’s reach!

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    (9) Fluttering: Our little firecracker defends Choi’s character and puts the overwrought husband in his place. Choi is defiant, while remaining safely behind his tiny knight. I suspect @natzillagorilla is correct in observing:

    I’m thinking he was probably bullied as a child before becoming Handsome Lawyer with Fantastic Suits! [orig. comment]



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    (10) Fluttering: Choi is grateful for Dan’s aid and asks her why she put herself in danger. Dan simply answers she didn’t want him to get hurt on his birthday. “Think of it as a birthday present. I couldn’t let you have bad memory of your birthday.”

    I love how this scene mirrors Choi’s quietly heroic white knight moment from Ep. 8.

    Also, Dan Moon Hee is really sexy with messy hair.

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    (11) Fluttering: This mama’s boy finally sees Dan.

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    Thanks for this! I read this during my short lunch on Friday and my heart was grinning inside.

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Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity | Ep. 11 Sometimes, a drama just taps into real life. Like Att’y Choi’s client, my heart is torn apart when my husband doesn’t buy me my own whole chicken for dinner.

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@linda-palapala—A fun exercise for your more advanced students?

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For the So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club: Adorable subbed BTS interview with our Choi-Dan Ukulele Couple, played by Shim Hyung Tak and Park Kyung Hye.

@ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@coffeprince4eva@dramafan12,@hades@hotcocoagirl, @infinitize, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

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For the So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club:
@ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@coffeprince4eva@dramafan12,@hades@hotcocoagirl, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @wishfultoki, @zanearaki and YOU

Now that I’m firmly on the Choi-Dan ship after 10 episodes, I’m re-watching their earlier scenes from Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity with a more critical eye. Attorney Yeon wasn’t exaggerating when he said Dan loathed Choi. Their encounters in Ep. 4 are deeply antagonistic. Choi and Dan are in peak adversarial form, as they snipe and smirk with bottomless disdain for one another.

Their near hatred in Ep. 4 makes their current detente—and potential romance—all the more striking.

Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity | Ep. 4
Choi and Dan compete to accompany CEO Yeon on TV

—[cont. in comments]—

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    Dan yearns for fame to turn around her flagging performance at the office. Smirking, Choi is unimpressed and tells her, “”Lawyer Dan, you should just give up.”



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    Man-child Choi he pumps his fist after Dan bungles her chance after the boss hears her speaking poorly of him.



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    Choi happily kisses ass if it gets him what he wants. Just don’t eat his dumplings!

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    Dan sees Choi gleefully share the good news about the TV show to mom.

    Dan spits out, “You look excited.”

    Choi smugly responds, “What do you mean by excited? A comrade’s sadness is our sadness.”


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    And when Choi is later booted off the program, Dan gives textbook Schadenfreude.



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    Choi rages when Dan blithely throws his words back at him: “My co-worker’s sorrow is my sorry.” She’s a little too happy.



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      Is it just me or did their suits start matching after a certain point… a turning point in their “relationship” perhaps? lol

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    Cheer up!


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      But what is that lady millisecond look? Like affection, like omg, how am going to keep up this charade that I honestly abhor her when she’s hot the key to my heart? 😅

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    I just saw this sequence today.. Oh my! That last expression from him (last gif) priceless.

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    Thank you for your gifs, they’re much needed for scientific reasons ^^
    Also, did you happen to notice if mom ever calls Choi or if he’s the one always calling her? There’s this telenovela where a character is always, always on the phone with her dad, but at the end we find out her dad’s been dead for years and she just wanted to pretend to be talking to him. I sometimes feel this is Choi lol, although I’m aware this is not the drama for it to happen!

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      Hee hee. We see both. In Ep. 1, Mom calls while Choi consults with a client. CEO Yeon overhears the conversation while skulking outside their offices as he decides who should work with Yoon Seo. Otherwise, it does seem to be Choi initiating the calls. Mom’s the first person he wants to share good or bad news with.

      It would be tremendous step for uri Mama’s Boy if he turned to Dan for emotional support.

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      Hahaha @natzillagorilla that would be a plot twist indeed! I am hoping that if we get to see the mom, the mom who turns out to be sick of her son’s clinginess loves Attorney Dan and cannot wait for Dan to take her son away!!

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Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity | Ep. 9: Vintage Choi and Dan. Cautious body language, loud suit and permed hair.

So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club: @ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@coffeprince4eva@dramafan12,@hades@hotcocoagirl, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @zanearaki

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Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity | Ep. 10: Inadvertent cockblock. Intrigued by Hae Young’s app for “friends”, Att’y Dan wonders if she can find a ukulele partner on Tinder. Not one second passes when Att’y Choi pops up with an offer to sell her his ukulele. He effectively #corkblorked** Dan before she even had a chance to explore Tinder.

@ally-le, @artwriter76, @ashes2ashes@alessar, @astromantic, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@coffeprince4eva@dramafan12,@hades@hotcocoagirl, @loveblossom@mayhemf, @moomoomoondog@natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @zanearaki

**see The Good Place

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    I forking love the fact that this drama has Tinder PPL.

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      Haha! I know! That was unexpected!

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        I know a couple who met and got married through TINDER. They have 3 girls now. So, who knows?

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          Same here—I have friends who’ve met their significant others through Tinder and OK Cupid.

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          Have you guys seen dating apps used in K-Dramas before. I think this is the first for me which makes it all the more interesting.

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            The dating app on Encounter/ Boyfriend that paired the secretary with the whelk restaurant owner was prominent, and the first time I saw it.

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            I stopped watching Encounter pretty early in. Interesting that they’re including it now. Thx!

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          I thought Tinder was more of a umm…’hook up’ site 😬😬 It’s lovely people found love there too! 🥰

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            No, it still is. The couple I mentioned intended just that, just it led to more! 😜

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      It would be a great storyline if Dan ends up getting a profile on Tinder. Att’y Choi might need some competition to see Dan Moon Hee as a woman. I saw the preview for Ep. 11 on YouToob and it looks a bit worrisome. I think Dan tries to emulate Choi’s “ideal woman” and goes to work in a tiny skirt. I felt protective and secondhand embarrassment for uri Dan!

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    The Tinder PPL had me howling. For meeting “friends”? Now sis you know that’s a lie!!!! 😂

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So Annoying. So Handsome! Fan Club
Roll call: @ally-le, artwriter76, @ashes2ashes, alessar, @kimbapnoona@astromantic@alessar@coffeprince4eva@dramafan12,@hades@hotcocoagirl, @loveblossom,  @natzillagorilla@snarkyjellyfish@tesshan,  @zanearaki and YOU 

I’m saving the fully subbed 9-10 episodes of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity for tonight but gobbled up the Choi/Dan scenes first because I these two just kill me. Especially Dan Moon Hee. It squeezed my heart to watch her trying to resist falling in love with her annoying, handsome colleague.

Here are 8 of my fluttery moments. What were yours?

1. Dumpling Math Att’y Choi ignores societal norms and demands equality at the dinner table. He tells CEO Yeon, “I … will never give up my dumplings to you. It’s too precious for that.”

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    2. Dan decline’s her boss’s challenge to put Choi in his place. Choi actually looks eager for the challenge. But she can’t do it. “When did I … loathe him?”

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    3. Stuffing your face with salad is pretty much all one can do when your crush is sitting across from you at lunch. I feel you, Att’y Dan. Fighting!

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    4. Att’y Dan desperately wants something get away from her “distractions” and wonders if learning ukulele with a new friend would help. Att’y Choi offers to sell Dan a ukulele he’s not using. He has a ukulele, people. And probably more than one. Dan laments, ”I can’t keep getting involved with him.”

    5. Dan and Choi run into each other at the office that Saturday. Is it fate? Dan tries to keep it together.
    Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Park Kyung Hye’s face? She’s a walking cartoon GIF.

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    6. Choi plays his ukulele for Dan. Aaaaand …. we’re done. Resistance is futile.

    Choi strokes his beloved uke

    He hums a few bars of “Moon River.” [see Audrey Hepburn sing it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.]

    And Dan is done for. (I’m half-way in love with her myself, watching her fall in love with her frenemy.)

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    7. Posture lessons. I would freak out if my ukulele teacher every touched me. But this is a drama and I squeeeeeeeed though this whole scene.




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      These actors are killing every scene. I think all the viewers fell in love with both actors throughout this sequence. Hearts fluttered all over Viki, for sure, mine included.

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        Will check that out! I normally don’t read Viki comments, but I want to bask in as much Dan-Choi love as possible.

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      I don’t even think the writers planned on making them the second couple – the other lawyer couple would be the second leads I thought- but they are killing it!!! I don’t know if the entire drama is already shot or not but it feels like they are getting all the attention because we LOVE them!!!

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    8. Her rooftop declaration of her desire to love Att’y Choi. Which god was she talking to? If she’s asking the drama gods, there’s a good chance her wish will be granted.

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      You know, I really expected Choi to end up on that roof just as she made that declaration. You know what, I’m not going to rule a flashback with him there out.

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        Hee hee, that would kind of sweet. I really hope we get to see more of their interactions from Choi’s point of view. After his heroic intervention with the trashy café guy, he’s been very … relaxed around her. At this point, it feels like he likes being teased by her but doesn’t yet “see her as a woman” as they say in the hetero dramas.

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          I do see him seeing her. Just some bits from episode one. He is definitely curious about her reactions.

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            Excellent point, @mayhemf! “Curious” is just the right word. I see it here in Ep. 8 27:17, when Choi teases Dan about being excited about the interns and liking attractive men. Not shown in the GIF: He took a long look at the photo of her “boyfriend.”

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    Correcting tag for @artwriter76 and @alessar to join in the So Annoying. So Handsome! fun.

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    The ukulele and rooftop scenes had me in stitches haha. I love these two 💕 And Attorney Dan is a master at hilarious expressions.

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    I haven’t watched these episodes yet but THESE MAKE ME SO HAPPY thank you for sharing 😭

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    These two are just too adorable! Gah! Love them!

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    Choi challenging CEO Yeon was ballsy! I was quite surprised.

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      Heh. I’m trying to imagine doing that to my boss at our monthly team lunches. “You don’t need that last piece of pizza, buddy.”

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        Fiction V Reality. Sigh. Although, given your example, you can argue that you’re looking out for his health. 😉

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Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity
Attorney Choi Yoon Hyuk Fan Club: So Annoying. So Handsome!

An absurdly long post to share with shippers and admirers of Att’y Dan and/or Atty’ Choi: @ally-le, @kimbapnoona, @coffeprince4eva, @astromantic, @alessar, @artwriter76, @loveblossom, @tesshan, @dramafan12, @natzillagorilla, @snarkyjellyfish, @hotcocoagirl, @zanearaki and YOU (credit to kimbapnoona for phrasing).

Yes, I’m avoiding other work I should be doing.

Attorney Choi and Attorney Dan vibrate at an irresistible frequency and I love every second they share the screen. What are the chances @zanearaki and I get to realize our hope to see Choi fall for Dan first?

I present 10 exhibits supporting the argument that Attorney Choi Yoon Hyuk is potential boyfriend material for Attorney Dan Moon Hee—while ignoring the Mama’s Boy issue for now.

1. Aside from that embarrassing pro-bono case, he’s actually an accomplished, principled attorney.

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    2. His work as a divorce lawyer has given him insight into the female psyche. He grasped Yoon Seo’s need to vent and was able to make her feel supported. How adorable that he took delight in making her laugh! (Ep. 7, 52:01)

    3. As @ashes2ashes observed in the Ep. 8 comments, Choi and Dan are completely truthful to one another about their foibles despite their differences in seniority.

    3a. Initially, he’s juvenile as he mocks her romantic nature after witnessing her cringey Subway Auntie moment in Ep. 2 (37:37). But in Ep. 6 (58:16), he’s visibly ruffled when she calls him out for bragging. Why is he standing so close to her?

    3b. It’s hilarious how Choi and Dan initially reject the trope-y setups they find themselves in (Ep. 6 (18:21). They’re both equally panicked and repelled when stuck together in the elevator:

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      I believe that funny face he makes is really born out of love even if without any self-awareness. Attorney Choi subconsciously wants to divert Dan’s attention away from the crisis to ease her mind!

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      That satisfied smile on that 2nd gif!! <3 <3 <3 love, love, love!

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    4. While it’s a stretch to call them work friends, I suspect there’s genuine curiosity about Dan’s life behind Choi’s teasing and feigned boredom. (Ep. 8, 27:17)

    5. He can be a gallant and compassionate friend. (Ep. 8, 32:20—the whole coffee shop scene).
    I normally despise wrist grabs and have even dropped shows because of them. I find the scene epic because his kindness cancels his cruel, juvenile behavior at the Subway (Ep. 2) and Choi gives Dan a magnificent drama moment in front of that trashy coffee guy.


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      Those matching couple’s blue pin-stripped suits speak FATED!!!

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      I loved this scene! That look he gives her after he takes her arm, like, “I know this is weird, and I know you’re ashamed, but let’s just fix it and be done.” It’s not annoyance at all. It’s what friendship is. He teases her because he genuinely cares about her.

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      I thought the wrist grab was more a point of him finishing all this scene in a dramatic way for the sake of dramatism than an actual wrist grab!

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    6. I love his surprisingly sound, heartfelt advice:

    From Viki translation: “Lawyer Dan. I don’t want to give you advice at this time, but from now on, when you are looking at a man, instead of looking at his face, please look at his heart. … There are so many good men in this world. Why are you crying because of a guy like that?”

    7. He’s a cool cat when he’s not being a dork. That insouciant backwards wave at 36:33 gave me flashbacks to Joan of Arcadia’s “God wave.”

    8. Our Mama’s Boy earned Dan’s appreciative smile at the end of this scene (Ep. 8, 36:38).

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    9. He didn’t dodge. How is he so damn breezy here?

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    10. Lastly, don’t they look good together? I’d love to see them do a fashion editorial together. I’m absolutely smitten by Park Kyung Hye’s quirkiness and unconventional beauty. Look at what she’s hiding underneath those mannish suits! Sure, Shim Hyung Tak’s abs are arresting but look at his perfect forehead-to-bangs ratio! This is how a grown man can wear bangs without looking like he’s pretending to be 20!

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      Love this! Yes, the collective visuals of these two in more flattering clothing—or no clothing, as the case may be—we should petition it!

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      Honestly, I agree with all ten points. I reeeaaaallllyyy want them together!

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    I think we will all collectively combust if these two…OMG…kiss!!!! Holy crap! So much squeal. So much jaw drop!

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    I’m sorry, but, you committed a grave sin. Your forgot to add, he takes care of himself/he makes sure he looks good and he has the fabled aura!

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