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Coffee Prince: Fifteenth Cup

(“Can you hear me now?”)

 
One thing I’ve noticed about the acting in Coffee Prince: Aside from the generally solid performances given by the main characters in any given scene, also worth pointing out are the reaction shots. By which I mean: the responses of those not performing the main action or dialogue in the scene, but rather reacting to it.

A lot of times, actors aren’t very conscious of their reaction shots (actors are vain; why act when I’m not “on”?), but when they do deliver a great reaction, it gives a scene that extra layer of completeness, three-dimensionality. Without that layer, it’s like you’re just an audience member watching something being performed in front of you. With it, though, the scene feels more like it’s unfolding around you, that you’ve witnessed a genuine moment, and that’s a lovely thing. Lee Seon Kyun (Han Sung) in particular has some great reaction shots this episode.

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EPISODE 15 SUMMARY

It’s the day after the end of Episode 14, and Eun Chan asks Han Gyul repeatedly, happily, if he’s truly not going to leave for New York. Apparently she’s been asking nonstop since he first mentioned it.

Enjoying her response, Han Gyul asks if that makes her that happy, and she nods yes. She feels guilty for being the reason he’s staying, though, because toy designing was his dream. Han Gyul responds that he’d liked the idea of being a designer because it was something he could do all on his own, but he’s finding that managing a business, and working with others, is fun too.

Eun Chan tells him that after meeting his grandmother, she gained newfound motivation to become a cool, impressive woman worthy of him. Someone who doesn’t just receive support but also provides it, for him and also her family.

Han Gyul’s grandmother is still upset with Eun Chan, and complains to Mr. Hong about her. Mr. Hong matter-of-factly tells Granny that she should be thankful for Eun Chan, who’s not only a decent kid but a far better catch than even Han Gyul. Han Gyul shaped up and did a great job with the cafe because of her pushing him along and motivating him. Granny should count her lucky stars; Eun Chan’s perfect granddaughter-in-law material.

 

As for the Princes: Min Yub is in a dark mood, replaying Eun Sae’s goodbye kiss in his head and scowling at everyone. Sun Ki’s in a good mood, now that he’s a frequent visitor to the woman he’d been searching for, even if they’re not progressing into a romantic relationship (in fact, she’d rather he leave her alone, because she doesn’t want to keep being painted by his parents as the horrible married lady who ruined the life of their precious son).

Ha Rim, the most frank and sexual-minded of them all, doesn’t get Sun Ki’s whole platonic thing. He offers Eun Chan the benefit of his expertise, should she need it. (Uncomfortable with the subject, Eun Chan turns the tables on him by mentioning his butt tattoo, which effectively scares him away. Heh.)

 

That night, Han Gyul again vies for Eun Chan’s attention while she’s busy studying. Their playful mood turns into an argument when Eun Chan brings up the debt she’s still repaying — complete with interest. Han Gyul bristles — he never asked for interest, and he doesn’t want to take her money: “Would you accept it? Think about it from my position! What kind of guy would take money from his girl, knowing she was in a tough spot?”

Eun Chan doesn’t see things his way. It’s her debt, and it’s her responsibility to repay it, no matter their relationship. If she doesn’t, she won’t feel right. She opts out of the fight by leaving for the night, and Han Gyul shouts after her as she walks out the door: “Hey! Hey, where are you going? Stop right there! One, two, two and a half, three! Hey, you’re not really gone, right? I know you’re standing outside, come back in! Don’t go!”

After trying to resist calling, Han Gyul finally gives in — only to find her phone is turned off. He stews with impatience, worry, curiosity. She’s not really mad, but she’s making a point, and sends him a good-night text message (“See you tomorrow!”) — then shuts off her phone again. Hehe.

 

Yu Ju fills Han Sung in on meeting her mother (who’s on her fourth marriage), who initially warned her against marrying. (After seeing Yu Ju starting to consider the idea, her mother changed her mind and told her to go for it.) Her mother said Yu Ju would have a hard time finding a man willing to put up with her; Yu Ju looks at Han Sung and says, “Ah, but there’s one such guy right here.”

With the subject on the table, Han Sung digs through a bag of snack crackers, and places a ring-shaped one around her finger: “Let’s marry.” She doesn’t respond directly, and he entreats her to think about it. She says she will.

 

The Choi cousins discuss their woman troubles together (after Han Gyul congratulates Han Sung on the pregnancy); the underlying issue is similar for both. Han Sung: “Wouldn’t it be nice if the girl leaned on the guy just a bit? It’s a worry, when the girl’s too well-off on her own.”

Han Gyul says he envies Han Sung, who wonders why — wasn’t he happy being independent? Has he changed? Han Gyul tells him something that can be translated as a cross between “I’m crazy about Go Eun Chan” and “I adore her to bits.” He continues: “I want to live with her.”

The cousins don’t even pretend to listen to each other as they both ponder their respective concerns, aloud:

Han Gyul: “Would marriage be good?”
Han Sung: “Isn’t it better to regret getting married than regret not getting married?”
Han Gyul: “Seems like it could be a good idea.”
Han Sung: “Yeah, right?”
Han Gyul: “Huh? What?”
Han Sung: “Never mind.”
Han Gyul: “Marriage…”

 

Han Gyul’s mother calls Eun Chan out for lunch, and asks her kindly about the status of her relationship with Han Gyul. It seems Han Gyul’s thinking of marriage, but she worries that they’ve only known each other for three months. Eun Chan answers that she knows she’s lacking much; Han Gyul has much more going for him than she does: “Seeing him, I’ve gained a goal, too — to become an impressive person. So I can’t marry right now, because I haven’t accomplished anything as Go Eun Chan yet.” She assures Han Gyul’s mother that Han Gyul truly loves his family a lot; she won’t do anything to cause them trouble.

 

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Dancing together as the sun sets, Han Sung prepares himself for bad news when Yu Ju tells him she has something she has to say. But he’s caught completely off-guard when Yu Ju kneels, takes out a ring box, and asks him, “Will you marry me?”

I love Han Sung’s shocked, hopeful reaction as Yu Ju tells him she can’t give him the stars and the moon or make other impossible promises: “But I’ll try hard.” She knows she isn’t the type of daughter-in-law his parents will like, but still, she’ll try her best at that too.

 

Rendered speechless, Han Sung attempts to say something.

Han Sung: “What do I say…? You’ve turned me in to a fool — my head’s completely empty.”
Yu Ju: “I want to have a baby like you. Thank you, for being by my side. I love you.”
Han Sung: “Love you too.”
Yu Ju: “I love you lots more.”
Han Sung: “Thank you.”

(Practically crazy with excitement, an ecstatic Han Sung calls Han Gyul to tell him the news, so thrilled he can hardly tell if it’s a dream or reality. Han Gyul: “You’re calling just to brag?!” Haha.)

 

Eun Chan’s mother seems to feel sorry toward the quieter, downspirited Mr. Gu, who’s decided to get over his feelings for her. She knows he’s a good man, and thanks him for allowing her to feel like a woman again — she’d thought that time of her life was over. She tells him that maybe, if after both her daughters are married and well settled, if he’s still available, they might give it a try then. She seems sincere, and he’s thrilled to have just even that tiny nod of encouragement.

 

Han Gyul tells Eun Chan about Han Sung and Yu Ju’s good news, which she’s happy to hear. She exhibits her naivete when she wonders for a moment how they can be pregnant already, then catches Han Gyul’s eye and half-embarrassedly says, “Ah, right.” He asks her how many children she wants, and she jokes ten, then amends that to three. He figures about the same. With his mind on the future, he asks if she likes cleaning (“Who likes cleaning?”) or dish-washing (“Can’t you see how I break dishes?”).

Han Gyul decides, “No, that won’t do.” Eun Chan asks what won’t do, and he answers: “Living together.”

Han Gyul lists all the reasons she wouldn’t be a good living partner (snoring, eating too much), and she retorts, “Who said I wanted to live together?” Han Gyul’s response: “Then what about marriage?” Surprised, she asks cautiously if he’s saying he wants to get married, and he tries not to act too serious, saying that he’s just bringing up the subject — it doesn’t mean he’s suggesting it.

Han Gyul asks, a little more seriously, what kind of proposal she’d like to receive. Playing along, Eun Chan lists a bunch of silly things, like a big diamond ring, 100 red roses, violins on a ferry boat, a blown-up picture of herself posted at the roof of a skyscraper… At her jokey response, Han Gyul tells her to forget it and go home… then drags her back for another hug. “Don’t go.”

 

The next day, while driving along, Han Gyul fantasizes what it would be like living with Eun Chan (the song is “Maiden Voyage” by Missing Island):

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Everyone seems to be aware of Han Gyul’s marriage-minded feelings, because his father tells Grandma that his biggest life regret is allowing her to split him up from Han Gyul’s mother: “I’d like for Han Gyul not to go through the same.” Han Gyul’s mother mentions meeting Eun Chan, and tells Grandma: “At first, I thought she was completely wrong for Han Gyul, but looking at her, she’s cheerful and straightforward. I found her comfortable.” She compares her to Yu Ju, who has a few difficult points, whereas Eun Chan is pleasant and easy to be around.

 

Yu Ju invites Han Gyul to come with her and Han Sung while she tries on bridal gowns. Initially he declines, but hearing Eun Chan wistfully say she’d like to wear a nice dress too makes him change his mind. Again, his imagination takes off:

 

 
But alas, it’s Yu Ju wearing the dress, not Eun Chan.

 

 
Han Gyul watches the happy couple enviously, and suggests that Eun Chan try a dress on, too. It’s like Han Gyul is so bursting with the idea of marriage that he can’t stop himself, and he blurts:

Han Gyul: “Do you want to wear one of those and marry me?”
Eun Chan: “What?”
Han Gyul: “Marry me, Go Eun Chan.”
Eun Chan: “Are you… proposing?”

Han Sung (thoroughly enjoying the scene, particularly Han Gyul’s discomfort), breaks in to note that Han Gyul sure is in a hurry to get married, but this proposal is all wrong. Han Gyul tells Eun Chan not to answer right away; he’s just telling her to think about it. She starts to say, “What’s there to think about?” but he stops her from answering, most likely assuming her answer will be negative, and tells her to think it over carefully.

 

Eun Chan says she was gonna say yes, but then goes on (teasingly) that it’s a good thing he stopped her. He’s difficult to please, and it would be tiring marrying him: “Cancel that.” The happily engaged, ignored couple watch as Eun Chan runs out of the room, and Han Gyul chases her.

 

Han Sung and Yu Ju drop by the Choi residence to deliver their good news to the adults. The family suggests a nice, small wedding between close family and friends, which suits the couple. Furthermore, I love how when Han Sung drops news of Yu Ju’s pregnancy, everyone is happy to hear it (no moralistic preachiness about premarital blah-blah-blah).

Granny makes a jab at how she’s displeased with Han Gyul, and Han Gyul takes the opportunity to do a little reverse psychology. He grumbles about Eun Chan’s stubbornness over diligently repaying his loan (and insisting on giving him interest!), how she’s always hounding him to save money and not be so wasteful, how she won’t indulge him to go out and play because she’s so engrossed in her studies…

At Grandma’s continued disapproval, Han Gyul appeals to her to reconsider. Yu Ju praises Eun Chan, as does Han Sung, and Han Gyul counts all those in favor — Yu Ju, Han Sung, his father… and notes with excitement that his mother seems to have changed her mind. She admits she gives half her consent.

 

Eun Chan tells her sister about her proposal, and figures they can get married in another five years. Or maybe four, if five is too long. Eun Sae sighs in frustration — four years? Is he going to wait for her for so long?: “How is it you know less of the world than I do?”

Meanwhile, Han Gyul goes ring shopping.

 

 

 

 
Arriving for Han Sung and Yu Ju’s wedding, Han Gyul works up his nerve and fumbles, flustered, as he puts a ring on Eun Chan’s finger (in a hilarious bit, he panics when it doesn’t fit right, upset that he got the wrong size, until Eun Chan corrects him — he’s got the wrong finger).

Eun Chan assumes it’s a couple ring, but Han Gyul asks: “Will you be my bride?”

 

Eun Chan smiles and nods shyly, and he smiles in relief. They walk along happily together — for about a second. Because Eun Chan alludes to a wedding in four or five years, stopping Han Gyul short, confused: “Four, five years? But I’m going to get married this year.”

Eun Chan can’t imagine getting married so soon — she has things to do with her life, she’s too young. Wasn’t he intending to marry later?

 

Inside the hall, Han Gyul’s grandmother finally falters under the pains that have been plaguing her all episode long…

 

Unaware of this, Han Gyul and Eun Chan continue their discussion. He suggests talking through each point thoughtfully. Why does she want to wait five years?

Eun Chan answers that she’d only ever worked to make money to support her family, but now she finally has a dream of her own, and that’s to become a good barista. Han Gyul tells her she can still do those things after getting married — and if she’s worried about her family, he’ll take responsibility for them.

Eun Chan: “Responsibility? How? For how long? It’s better not to make promises you can’t keep. Will you live forever, and never die?”
Han Gyul: “What?”
Eun Chan: “My father said he’d take responsibility for our family forever. But he couldn’t do that. A person can’t take responsibility over another person. You can only take responsibility for yourself. Until I can accomplish things on my own, I won’t marry.”

She starts to walk off, and he holds her back, telling her:

Han Gyul: “I’ve already talked to my family, and gotten the adults’ consent. All you have to do is agree, and we can get married right now, with no problems.”
Eun Chan: “You already told your family? Marry right now? How can you do that to me, without even telling me? This is unbelievable.”
Han Gyul: “Unbelievable? You said yourself that you would marry me. Was that an empty promise?”
Eun Chan: “That didn’t mean I’d marry you right now. How can you decide that on your own? Is my family that laughable to you?”

Eun Chan storms off, leaving Han Gyul to yell after her, “Hey! Stop right there!”

 

Additional thoughts:

Here’s what I think of this latest development. I’ve seen comments from people who are gradually starting to “bore” or tire of the recent plot turns, because the fact that Eun Chan and Han Gyul are happily dating reduces the angst of the prior episodes. Yes, that’s true, but I will heartily disagree with the stance that “they got together too early” or “they’re running out of story,” because that supposes that there’s no story worth telling after a couple’s initial realization of their feelings for each other. That argument would also force Coffee Prince into a story mold that I’ve seen before (couple meets, struggles as they develop feelings for each other, realizes they’re in love, happy end). I’ve already grown tired of that version of boy meets girl. I wanted Coffee Prince to do something different, and they’re doing it.

What I particularly dislike is when a series does the opposite and ends entirely too abruptly. There’s a lot more to love than the declaration thereof, and stories that crescendo suddenly with a tearful reunion and avowal of adoration belittle the stuff that comes afterward. What I enjoy about this development is that Eun Chan and Han Gyul have to now work through a very real conflict, one with no winner and no right answer. Despite the fact that they clearly love each other, they’re at different points in their lives right now, with different priorities. Heck, it took Yu Ju and Han Sung ten years to finally get on the same page about their future together.

I don’t doubt that we’ll get a satisfactorily happy ending. I have my own ideas about how that’ll come about, but frankly I’m satisfied not speculating, and would rather just see how things play out. But I do appreciate that I’m not being shortchanged on the relationship developments that occur after a couple falls for each other, because that’s a part of their love story, too.

Of course, you’re all free to disagree.

 
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Again, thanks for the recap : as always, a delight ! I can't wait till I come back from vacation to watch the episode.
And I love those new developments, and love that, for once in k-dramas, a girl feels the ultimate goal in her life is to be responsible for herself, and not to throw herself into marriage as early as she can... (even Samsoon in MNIKSS unnerved me a bit when she didn't realize she could be someone outside of wedlock, and kept "looking" for a husband...)

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this is episode feels kinda awkward..I don't really know..it just does.. o_O..but still another great episode! thanks! :D

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by the way.. I always forget...

THANK YOU FOR TRANSLATING THE EPISODE... ^_^

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hi, sarah, do you know what i like about your CP blog beside the summary? the comment. it's so amazing to see people reaction 'bout the drama, how the analysis goin' and maybe CP is the 1st drama that have such a commendation at your blog...lol...it's like reading a milis... kekeke maybe you should make one...it proved that you're good and the drama is superb. i like to make an analysis too from a vision of a wife and mother of two.
i like watching drama for about just 2 years ago, i wanted to be amused by watching the drama or movie or anything and i've been told the k-drama is enjoyable so i started watching kim sam soon, choon yang, princess hours (really hooked), full house, my girl and get bored with cliche story (love rectangle) and lately i watched lover, hello miss, person i love, thank you (really hoked) and found intolerable drama with people dying, affair and i get frustated, and then came CP with it new genre, i like the interior and eksterior of hg and hs house it's so "today" and they use very cool car (usually hero using common expensive car and wear suit 'cause they're executive) and very casual with they cool profession. And the story, i'm not going to say the drama realistic or not, it's fiction, i want to be amused by watching CP, i had enough with the reality if i want reality i watched documentary movie, i like to watch drama/movie that help me escape from the reality just for a moment or i can say to re-charge my body and soul...lol...CP gave me that , it give me pleasure to watch...hahaha i barely watched ep.1-8 and the rest is by reading your summary ( it's like watching you know), and there's something i don't get from other k-drama it's like watching epilogue or postscript or what are they doing after the happy-end story, well something like that.
anyway, i love CP! go CP! thank you sarah.

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Hi thanks for the recap! I really like how this drama tackles issues that most often than not we have to deal with as an individual -- be it for our personal happiness, growth, achieving once goal or even just for the heck of doing it. Because however easy it may sound to us the offer of happily-ever-after life, its still us the person who faces our own demons and those little-skeletons-in-our-closets or even just the silly-what-ifs we have in life.
Thanks again for the recap!

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i just dropped by the actual CP shop around 7:30 tonight and realized just how big a following this show seems to have...everywhere i look - all i can see is genuine commitment/devotion to this show.....fans are dropping off food, drinks, snacks, gifts, etc for the cast and crew...the onlookers are standing in 80 degree heat & humidity, being eaten alive by mosquitos, sweating like crazy just for a glimpse of the stars....some were standing there for hours (i asked)....and then i come home and read all these positive comments about the show. i've never been a fan of a drama like this before so this is all new for me. i'm in awe of all the sacrifice you make sarah for your own "fans" and it's been a joy to discover your blog and enjoy this whole CP with you and all your readers!!! CP 16th cup is on in 30 mins and i am keeping my fingers crossed that it will continue to live up to our expectations.

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liking this.... a lot
coffee prince won me over and i'm in love...completly!
the director and writer are die hard romantics, and pshhh that suits me ...
han sung was marvellous today, i could just put in my pocket and play with his cute self forever...
did i mention that i was in love?
after the whole chestnut scene i didn't think they could surprise me anymore, but now they've just outdone themselves...
waaaaa.... can't wait for tonight

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oh yeah THANK YOU Java girl...
you are definetly on my virtual christmas list...^_^
cheers!!!

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Dear Javabeans,
Oh, Ep. 16 would be coming on shortly and I plan to log on too eventhough I don't understand what they are talking about!!! Thanks for Summary of Ep. 15 HUGS

When I first met my boyfriend who later became my husband, I so didn't mind letting him lead to be the bread winner of the family, in fact I preferred it that way....I liked it that he paid for everything and that I didn't need to work and be a home minister, (notice I didn't say housewife, har har) A year later our first child was born, and later my twins..another 2 1/2 years later...it was tough but it was fun and fulfilling too...but it was when sometimes life takes a different turn that I wished I had my own earnings to help with the family...and when things are tight, quarrels can arise, justification for spending so irritating... etc.....and so to all the singles out there contemplating marriage, if you can, stick with your career and juggle with home affairs - we ladies are super beings, we can do them all....have a career and raise a family at the same time (having maids, day care-givers and grandparents are added blessings)...but do try not to give up your career to take care of your children UNLESS UNLESS your husband is SUPER rich and you are monetarily sound.... WE - really can have it all...know our limits, (although to my disgruntled hubby -he says I don't know my limits - for I have NONE in my love for K-Dramas - unbelievable *chuckles*)....so folks, work for what we want and need...and know what we want...do things that make YOU happy, for only when YOU are happy you can make others happy - Good Luck everyone...and onward to Ep. 16...of Coffee prince....But hoh, Eun Chan....on a practical front...5 years for a guy to wait to marry you....*shakes head* just doesn't cut it.....so many things can happen in 5 years......and if following classic K-dramas, can get amnesia la, cancer la, accident lah...OMO hahahhahah. AJA

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jumpin' jupiter - ya'll are gonna love the 16th cup - i don't care what happens in 17 - i am more than happy with tonight's episode. Seriously worth the wait people. :)

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i just saw episode 16 as well - totally agree with you jk - they can seriously end it right there - I'll be more than happy

and reading some of the comments on soompi is just hilarious - you would honestly think that at least a quarter of the world's population has done nothing else for the last hour but watch the streaming

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Hey thanks for the summary ... couldn't help but keep reading on although thats practically everything in the episode (though u called it summary). Your writing is really impressive and I still find myself smiling over what u wrote and recalling the different scenes.
Absolutely agree with you about the those reaction shots. Thats one commendable point about Kdramas. They know how to make it more realistic and whole.
Personally, i dun see how Coffee Prince is SO realistic. After all, a girl who successfully get mistaken for a guy for so long don't sound very realistic. Reminds me of Hana Kimi. But then again, the show is so interesting that it keeps me excited for the whole week. I especially love the way Han Gyul daydreams and how every episode has something sweet and loving to keep the audience glued to it.
Thanks again for the Summary. It's perfectly well done :)

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Hi..^^
first of all...thanks for the caps and summaries...as said before...i really appreciate what u are doing cause with your help it really makes things easier hehe.

And I really agree with u about how drama usually ends...always when they finally settle their feelings for each other and that's all..a happy ending..
In reality there is soo much more afterwards, when they are in their relationship soo much conflicts occur...and I love the way they still going on in this drama..

anyway ..dont have time to comments more...but just want to say..
THANK YOU!!
you'r an angel..^

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I completely agree. For once it's nice to see a drama showing the development of a relationship. Usually they end at the start which I think is starting to get boring. I'm tired of always showing the dramatic struggle to get together and then THE END. Coffee Prince is showing love from start to finish (hopefully) and I can't wait to see the last episode.

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I agree with this..sort of I am getting a bit bored but they're amazing and the plot is not too similar to all the other molded kdramas...I still enjoy Coffee prince!

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CP can end on ep 16 and i'll be very very happy already :)

guys, u can't miss ep 16's last scene! it's too HOT!!!

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Thank you for your devotion in preparing these summaries and recaps for all of us. It helps to hold our patience in check while waiting for the subs. As for the character developments, I feel that the PD and writer are simply making a statement that women everywhere can make a choice on how to live their lives. Love and marriage do not have to be the end all of our existence but definitely a career and financial independence will provide a lot of self - satisfaction. Now if Eu Chan goes to bed with Han Kyul, that's her choice too just as long as she protects herself! But definitely, the romantic in me, would want to see them end up together.

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i agree with you netski...if the series is to end right now(16th cup), i would be satisfied...although part of me wants to see a wedding scene between EC and HK...the last scene of this epi is smoking HAWT!!! a must see

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yea, that last scene rocked! I must have watched it 5 or 6 times at least. I can't wait to hear javabeans' recap of the strange events preceding it :)

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JavaBean
Thank you for summary all the episodes, you had done a excellent job. I agree Kiongna, before I got married, I had a career then I decided to stay home, when I had a second child, until my second child went to Kindergarten then I went back to work. It was hard at first when I came back to work and take care my family the same time. I was never regret staying home for 7 years, my children said that they wish that I quit my job and stay with them because it more fun then stay aftercare in school. I am very support all the mom that stay home, be housewife is a career too. Dont feel bad it a hard job stay home. Kiongna , I wish you the best.

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Hi Javabeans! I've read thru your summaries and its been quite interesting. Thanks a lot! Like you, I'm not speculating on what will come next as I've enjoyed the series so far because its kinda refreshing...more down-to-earth...more realistic. It'll be exciting to see how the writer ends the story. I'm one who likes to see the end tie up with the beginning so I'm looking forward to what will happen. Thanks a lot for the summaries. You're great!

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Wow 110+ comments, we are really rolling here, and by now epi 16 should be out.
I just have to say this, that CP has really been so realistic with their plot so far, and I kind of understand HG wanting to get married so soon. I have male friends, and I would like to say, that HG is so typically male on this, when he is in love- he is so in the moment... Going crazy over her, not wanting to part from her. Alas- not all woman swoon over proposals like that. EC is just being realistic, and the conflict is exactly this- how would they settle this difference. Would HG give in to EC's wishes, or would EC abandon her dreams and responsibility for love alone.
Am I seeing parting moments here?, would HG goes to New York after all, to give EC time to make up her mind. Gosh... the anticipation is killing me here.. can't wait for Javabeans review for next episode.
Kudos to the writer for making us wait in anticipation like this- just hoping it's all worth it.

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I love you...terribly....I read your episode descrips over and over. Then I go to my mom while she watches the korean version with no subs, and tell her "Oh, he's saying this."

"how do you know that? Do you understand?" She says.

"Uh...yes." I go. but i have yet to tell her of a little birdie called javabeans lol.

And thanks for posting the music...i'm going to make a CD collection with all these songs and call it Java Beans lol.

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Thanks!! and I completely agree with you on the development of the story.

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I agree with you Dramabeans. Completely. It is so refreshing to watch the different stages of relationship(s) between two people in love - not only how it started but also how it develops (grow and matured). It has definitely lots more to offer than the "typical" drama love stories which often ends with the confession of undying love. Such a bore and uninspiring!! I have almost given up on drama (even some of the movies) love stories. Coffee Prince saves the day!! I am still old-fashioned and enjoy "happy endings" but I am throughly enjoying the journey the characters are taking in Coffee Prince. And the actings by all the actors/resses are great!! I am all giddy watching each episode. Thumbs up!! A good cuppa!!!

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I'm actually glad they are doing things this way because it makes them more real to me, these kind of problems are very real in the world we all live in. Even when you love someone you might not be ready to commit to them wholeheartedly. I know they will have a happy ending, but I will admit I am a little annoyed with her wanting to wait 5 years, she is only taking her own feelings into consideration, and blaming him saying he is only thinking of himself. I don't see him doing that and I think he'd go through hell for his Go Eun Chan. Maybe I find her being a bit selfish, but at the same time I can understand her point of view of needing to do something on her own first. Same with me, but I still acknowledge that things could change and I might meet my guy before I do that. But I think she needs to remember that life is unpredictable, and in 5 years he could have died or left or whatever is the case. I think while you have a chance at happiness and love, go for it because you never know how quickly it can disappear.

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Wow, you are thoroughly FABULOUS!!! I came upon your blog while surfing/googling for 'Coffee Prince' because my timing is kinda off as far as when it supposed to be on air. Found your website, all caught up now :P
Funny side commentaries, keep up the good work.

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aw. this episode seems so darn sweet.
but in my Opinion i think this drama is the best drama i've ever seen, i love the storyline. its night like other dramas i've seen that the parents try to stop them from seeing eachother and its not like they always break up go see others and get back together. they both have a strong relationship in this drama. i really adore this drama. sadly its already coming to an end =[ and thanks.

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Thank you so much for being so fast~! You've got the most amazing speed, Javabeans!
Why do people say that a happy ending isn't realistic and a sad/conflicted one is? People lead contented, happy, nay, boring, lives everyday without having to go through all this drama. In a time when the media is bent on depressing you, I'd welcome a little sugar-fluff entertainment.
That being said, I really do like the direction that CP is going in, just because it's not an overused plot device.

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wuhahaha you are so fast!
the songs you put up from coffee prince are the best
question: where can you download them for like an ipod?
btw- thanks ily!

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thanks sara. it was enjoyable as usual. no need for me to watch the actual thing anymore. if not for your life-saving summaries i would have started to learn korean by now in order to decipher their dialogue. kamsamnida!

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MAn..i think i've refreshed this page a million times today waiting for your blog on episode 16. I've seen it a few times already but without you i couldnt understand a single thing!

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i totally love the fact that im getting to see some relationship development between eun chan and han gyul as well as detailed explanations about the side stories. i think this is one of the first dramas for me that doesnt just have the main couple's hook up as the 2nd to last episode and i adore it.

always appreciating your side bits. thanks~

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which clubbox has hello franceska? cant find it anywhere.

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have been refreshing this blog like crazy hoping to read javabeans' summary for the 16th cup :) i've seen it (and rewatched and read all translations/comments on soompi) but i want to know what master javabeans says :) i'm such a fan (not just of CP and YEH n GY but also of Ms SARAH!).

u rock my world! thanks!

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argh, seen the raw of ep 16... i hope your summary comes out soon. again, thanks for the summaries!

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#130 marie, d/l songs from batch files or individual download links first via the available file hosting services (zshare.net/sendspace/megaupload/mediafire). Then open iTunes, go to File and Import these files into your iTunes library. If i'm not mistaken, majority if not all songs are already in mp3 format. iTunes is also able to convert wma to mp3 format. Hope this answers your question.

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sarah, once again a beautifully done summary. i love how coffee prince is going despite what people say (ie. those other new dramas are way better) on the contrary i think the writer has executed in the relationship of these two different people who has overcome so much and go through the motions of somewhat reality. like HS and YJ there are couples like that who take so long to get things one the same page. i dont really see eye to eye with EC's arguement here, but i can see where her apprehension in coming from. but like Bamidele, i think she shouldnt wait that long or to even want to. this time in her life things will make her happy and i think HG will help me achieve her dreams and vice versa.

overall, i do think coffee prince is still really good and not like others. i think to relate it to coffee its a cup of coffee that slowly fills up ur heart and you savor that taste. as an experience, its memorable as the times you sit down have a cup of coffee and watch little flecks of life that are built.

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thank you for the updates!

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Yeah, i do agree with your point about showing more on handling a relationship. I dislike dramas that end with just the tear jerking reunion after the storm.

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cute blog! do you by any chance know the name of the song that was playing while ec was wearing the wedding dress? i've been looking everywhere for it.

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Darn! I'm 2 episodes late! Thanks so much, Javabeans! I love the fact that the writers made the characters deal with real-life conflicts, instead of going for the usual route of kdrama stories. All the actors are well-chosen!

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i hope they would have a sequel, perhaps coffee princess no.1 shop and story continues at another angle, perhaps for another ful 16 eps perhaps... haha. We'll get to see how the other "princes" characters develop, how han sung and yoo joo plus baby prep progresses (ideal parenting techniques...haha)... how the main lead han gyul and en chan's coupledom progresses (the dos and don'ts for men to learn)...

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Your 'additional comments' are perfect. I totally agree. This time after the couple finally get together is the real story. And it's fun to watch! This conclusion to a great story is why "Coffee Prince" has become my favorite Korean Drama.
Thank you for the amazing work you do!

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i TOTALLY agree with your final comments. i hate it when the dramas just end as soon as a couple is reconciled...that's pretty much every drama. it really ruins it for me when the ending is like that. k-dramas hardly ever admit that there can be some conflict after the couple is happily together. another reason why this drama kicks ass.

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Does anyone know what kind of phone Han kyul has in this drama? It's absolutely sexy. I really want it!!!! even if I can't use it in america! I'll get an asian account lol. can't wait for episode 16 to come out or is it 17 that im waiting for? heh. is 17 the final ep? I think so, but I just want to make sure.

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i think han kyul has the lg prada (which is not a good phone other than the fact it looks SEXY haha)

i actually really like this episode because it made me laugh OUT LOUD
i'm starting to really like the yuju + hs couple...they are so sweet
finally...hs is happy or will he?

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i love the soundtrack for coffee prince.
the music is really good...
btw, where do you find all the songs? love the songs by arco. heh

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hehehe.....i love all their sweet moments!!! ^^
thanks so much for all this, i love this blog.
i also agree that with EC's decision to wait, but i also feel it for HK because with men, they feel good when they do things and buy things for their girls. and i think his way of saying "i'll take responsibility for your family" is a way of taking some of her own burden and putting it on his shoulders instead. the whole repayment thing is just an act of courtesey......so i feel really bad for HK in this episode.
but i also adore EC for being so responsible and independent......*sigh* she'll make a good mom for HK's babies......tehehehe.

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I love Coffee Prince...My bf introduced this to me. He loves it so much. I'm trying to find him the toy that is given to Han Gyul!!! The crocodile...I cant find it anywhere. Does anyone know where I can get that?! My boyfriend is in the Marines and I want to send it to him as a surprise... :) Email me if you do!!! [email protected]

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