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Oh My Lady: Episode 1

Cute show. Challenging, no. But amusing, generally yes. It pretty much delivered what I expected: some conventional setups and kdrama cliches, with a cute lead boy (Choi Siwon may have the body of a man but he’s firmly in boy-man territory for me) and a lovable leading lady. (I am SO glad to see Chae Rim back on television.)

Oh My Lady feels like a remix of several familiar stories and dramas, so it’s not wildly original. Its charm is in the characters and the relationships, and if things continue the way they’ve started, I think it’ll be a fun, light watch.

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CHARACTERS

Chae Rim is YOON KAE-HWA, a 35-year-old single mother, divorced two years, who now lives with her young daughter MIN-JI. They’re very close and Min-ji has a love of piano playing; top on Kae-hwa’s list of things she wants to buy her daughter is their own piano for her to practice on.

That won’t happen anytime soon, however, because Kae-hwa is struggling to pay the bills, though no fault (or at least little fault) of her own. She used to work as a restaurant manager until recently, where her boss had been promising to pay her for months. Thus she is behind on the rent and works a side job with a maid service while looking for a new full-time job.

On the other end of the spectrum is 28-year-old star SUNG MIN-WOO (Choi Siwon), a top actor with a boatload of fans, CF contracts galore, and a hot bod. His main weakness, of course, is that he can’t act. And we’re not talking just-a-little-weak-in-dramatic-roles bad, but everyone-acknowledges-he-sucks bad. Butt-of-every-joke bad. Keanu Reeves bad.

On the other hand, Min-woo is so hot that he still rakes in the money and the fans despite his deficient talents. Plus, he doesn’t really care about the acting itself — he’s superficial and vain and more impressed with his celebrity than his work. He’s not a mean guy, just incredibly self-absorbed. He can turn on the charm when necessary, but it’s mostly show. Min-woo has had trouble with the media in the past, although his manager has managed to keep his image squeaky-clean in recent months.

Lee Hyun-woo has had a whole career playing the same character — cool, smooth, professional — but at least it works for him: his YOO SHI-JOON is the CEO of a musical production company called The Show Company. He is currently working with employees JAE-HEE and JIN-HO to get their new project funded and produced.

 
EPISODE 1 RECAP

We open on the set of Min-woo’s latest project, where he races in glorious slow-motion toward his love interest, music swelling dramatically, hair blowing in the wind, sweat glistening prettily off his anguished expression. All looks beautiful and affecting… until he opens his mouth to deliver his dialogue.

He’s alternately flat and overemotive, which makes the director grimace and the staff sigh — even his co-star is dissatisfied — but Min-woo remains blissfully ignorant that he’s the problem here and maintains a smug attitude. To make things worse, he has barely read the script. He tells his manager that his fan-signing event yesterday tired him out, but he’s confident he can pull off the rest of the shoot without a hitch.

Amazingly, he’s right about that, because when filming resumes Min-woo gets to show us why he’s so popular as he wows the crowd — and his co-star — with a kiss. As the schoolgirl fans squeal in the background (and deliver gifts to the crew), the director is reminded that working with Min-woo has its benefits, like popularity and foreign investment interest. So what if he can’t act? Everything has its ups and downs, right?

Min-woo even appears in an Andre Kim fashion show, and you know what that means, since Andre Kim is shorthand for two things: ugly clothes and hot stars. This tells us that Min-woo is the drama-land equivalent of Song Seung-heon or Daniel Henney, only with even worse acting.

Amazingly, he’s cultivating an image as a thoughtful, intelligent person (har!), thanks to his manager’s prepared soundbites. For instance, he explains to a reporter that he’s currently reading a book by Paulo Coehlo, even though we can bet he has no idea who he’s talking about. His manager wants him to take on a sageuk drama next, but Min-woo balks at that.

He’d rather sneak off to meet a lady friend than be mindful of his reputation, even though he last ran into a scandal six months ago when he hit a reporter and took his camera.

With the aid of a friend, Kae-hwa accosts her old boss to demand her seven months of owed salary — a total of 10 million won ($8,000). The woman fobs her off with a fraction of that amount, and Kae-hwa has to sigh and turn her energies to finding new employment. She has been taking odd maid jobs through a maid service, but what she needs is a steady office gig. She used to be a reporter for a magazine that folded, but doesn’t have a lot of relevant work experience, which is her main obstacle.

Through some careful sucking-up, Kae-hwa gets assigned a prime maid job that pays extremely well, in exchange for keeping her mouth shut about the employer. She discovers the reason for this when she arrives at the posh apartment.

Kae-hwa doesn’t understand immediately that this is Min-woo’s place; her initial reaction to his wall-size portrait is to grumble at this fangirly gesture. She looks at the photo and concedes half-grudgingly, “Well, he is good-looking.”

Min-woo arrives just in time to catch that part, and he’s gratified at her assessment. But when she looks over and spots him, her first instinct is to assume he’s an intruder, and she whacks him on the head with her vacuum.

Like I said, Min-woo may be a mimbo (himbo?) but he’s not mean. He accepts her profuse apologies and waves her aside. Kae-hwa offers him some fresh-made juice, which he has to admit is pretty good.

He finds her hovering annoying, though, because he’s trying to watch a movie and she keeps casting glances his way, as though working up her nerve to ask for something. When you’re hottie Sung Min-woo, you automatically assume that what she’s interested in is YOU, so he sighs and grabs a pen and paper to write his autograph.

She actually wasn’t asking for one, but says, “Sure, you can give me one” before catching on that that’s insulting to his pride. She adds, “I mean, please absolutely give me your autograph!” even though it’s clear it’s just to flatter him.

This next exchange made me laugh out loud, because Kae-hwa is so not impressed with Min-woo, who is not used to people not being impressed with him:

Kae-hwa: “Do you happen to be friendly… with Kim Myung-min?”
Min-woo: “Huh?”
Kae-hwa: “Kim Myung-min is such a great actor. But it seems like he might be a little difficult in real life. You know how people who are so intense about their own work can make things hard on people around them. He doesn’t seem like he’d be such a great husband at home, either, but what is he like?”
Min-woo: “How would I know that?”
Kae-hwa: “True, Kim Myung-min’s a real actor, so he’s probably friendly with serious actors, isn’t he?”
Min-woo: “What did you say?”
Kae-hwa: “Even among actors, you stick together in groups, right? Serious actors with serious actors, kids who party with kids who party. You seem like you’d be friends with ‘flower boy’ or ‘momjjang’ types of stars.”
Min-woo, defensively: “I’m friends with Kang-ho hyung. You know Song Kang-ho, the serious actor.”
Kae-hwa, laughing: “But it seems like Song Kang-ho would be so nice that he’d be friends with anyone!”

Gratuitous ab shot! And that’s not even the only one in this episode.

Min-woo gives a shirt to Kae-hwa to iron, telling her to be careful since he has to wear it tonight. She gets right to work, but is soon distracted with a distraught phone call from her daughter (and burns his shirt in her distraction). Min-ji reports that their belongings are out in the street — they’ve been kicked out of their home.

Kae-hwa rushes out, telling Min-woo that there’s an emergency and that he doesn’t have to pay her for today. She hurries home and pleads with her landlord, but she’s months behind on rent and the landlord is out of patience.

With nowhere to go, Kae-hwa takes Min-ji to a sauna where they can bathe and spend the night. Kae-hwa has to make some hard decisions, and tells Min-ji gently that she’s saving to buy her a piano, but she’s still pretty short. What if Min-ji stays with her dad, just until she has enough money?

This is a tough choice, but one that Kae-hwa feels is better for her daughter in the long run. Her ex-husband protests at first — he’s a newlywed — but he ultimately takes her.

The online character descriptions say that the ex cheated on Kae-hwa, leading to the divorce, but they haven’t mentioned that in the drama yet. Even without that info, we can see how this marriage dissolved when he grumbles about Kae-hwa’s money problems — she wouldn’t be in this mess if she hadn’t poured everything into medical treatments for her mother, who ended up dying anyway. He begrudges the money they used, thinking it was a waste, and this is a very sore point between them. Aside from this (not-insignificant) issue, he seems like a generally decent sort, just selfish.

Kae-hwa buys her daughter a cell phone so she can stay in touch, and assures Min-ji she’s not abandoning her. It’s just for a very short while, okay? She then checks herself into a gosiwon — a sort of hostel, like a bare-bones dormitory. They’re usually populated by young students and offer tiny rooms with communal bathrooms and often no kitchens.

Meanwhile, Min-woo basks in the adulation of the adoring masses at a fan meeting. The guy sure knows how to play up to a crowd, and the girls scream their love for him. When they clamor for him to show off his ripped abs, he has to pause — because his shirt is burned underneath the jacket, thanks to Kae-hwa. With some maneuvering, Min-woo manages to bare his choco abs without showing off the singed shirt.

Afterward, Min-woo deflects a persistent reporter, who has sniffed out rumors of Min-woo’s romantic connections to another star. (While it appears that Min-woo is interested in pursuing her, they don’t seem to be dating yet. His manager warns him to keep cool and not let this grow into a scandal.)

Now for The Show Company. The relatively small firm is run by Yoo Shi-joon, who is preparing for a new musical called “All That Love.” The theater company is resistant to the idea, saying that the production won’t be able to get the required funding, but Shi-joon says confidently that it’ll go.

His confidence is more for show, because as he discusses things with his employees Jae-hee and Jin-ho, we can see that the project is on shaky ground. Jae-hee sighs that they need a big name to buoy their project — someone on the level of Sung Min-woo, for instance. True, the guy can’t act for beans, but his name alone would get the investors onboard. So for their presentation with an investor, they add the name Sung Min-woo to their list, hoping it’ll help them look favorably on the musical. Unfortunately, the businessman calls their bluff and guesses that they were just using Min-woo’s name. If they do get him, then he’d be willing to do business, but only then.

Shi-joon plays along with the bluff and accepts the challenge. Jae-hee and Jin-ho fear that if he can’t deliver, their company will sink.

Kae-hwa has been sending her resume around for job interviews, with little success. So when she receives a call from her maid service about a job opening, she jumps at the chance. And when she arrives early to practice her interview answers on the roof, she doesn’t notice that Shi-joon has overheard. Perhaps it’s embarrassing to have him witness her practice session, but on the upside Shi-joon’s curiosity is piqued, and he is less likely to dismiss her straightaway.

Jae-hee and Jin-ho see that she’s an ajumma, and realize that something went awry — the job posting for an intern went to the wrong agency. They dismiss her, but Kae-hwa has got one foot in the door and asks for an opportunity to be their intern. They’re going to hire someone anyway, so why not her? She promises to do anything they need.

Jae-hee asks sarcastically, “What, then can you cast Sung Min-woo for us?” Because what they really need right now is Min-woo.

Not understanding the subtext here, Kae-hwa scoffs at their choice, replying that Min-woo’s not so great — from her personal experience, he’s not as good-looking up close, plus he’s super immature. The Show Company staff exchange looks — she’s talking about him like she knows him. Is that really true?

Kae-hwa answers that it is, then grows wide-eyed as Shi-joon tells her that if she brings Min-woo to them, he’ll make her a full-time employee.

 
COMMENTS

I could probably list a half-dozen or more drama series that Oh My Lady reminds me of, or shares very similar plots/themes with — off the top of my head there’s Full House, Last Scandal of My Life, Wish Upon a Star. So right off the bat we know this is not going to break new ground as far as dramas go, neither in content nor in execution/delivery.

As a light-hearted, family-friendly romantic-comedy, though, Oh My Lady seems to be on solid footing. It’s got a well-picked cast, led by a winning Chae Rim, and Choi Siwon ain’t so bad himself — I like him poking fun at himself and star stereotypes. Maybe one day he’ll tackle more serious dramatic roles, but at this budding stage of his acting career I think he’s picked well in showing off his comic sensibilities.

I’m not so thrilled about Lee Hyun-woo, who’s always the stiff businessman in dramas, but he’s not really much of a contender for Kae-hwa so I don’t have much problem ignoring him. (He is actually not bad when the script calls for dry humor like in Dal Ja’s Spring, which started off with him as a straight-man character but then played around and poked some fun at him.) I’m not much excited about Park Han-byul (who’ll be Min-woo’s ex), whom we haven’t seen yet, but I do like Moon Jung-hee (as Shi-joon’s wife).

All in all, I’d say that Oh My Lady is a pleasant successor to Wish Upon a Star. Personally, I’m in the mood for something a little more serious to balance out all the recent and upcoming comedies, but I always have room for a good-natured and funny series.

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I really enjoyed Ep 1. I was going to say that LOVED Ep 1... but I'm not quite there yet.

I got a few tingles of "omg this could be the next big DB mania thing" (ala BBF and YAB) but I think this is closer to Last Scandal than it is to You're Beautiful. Not that that's a bad thing, just not quite the same mania due to a generational thing?

I have high hopes for this drama, and I am committed to watching (and reading JB's excellent recaps, if she so continues!).

btw, I have a different opinion of Song Seung-heon. I think in certain cases, beauty (i.e., the ability to turn it on and look GOOD) in an actor or an actress actually has a good deal to do with acting ability (or some other kind of ability like charm) that requires talent other than just good genes, diet and exercise and top shelf skin care products. So, Song Seung-Heon might fall into the category of being underrated(???) from a talent perspective because of that reason? \

That is to say, for some ppl, looking good is just what they are, and they don't have to think about it, they just are beautiful. Maybe Honey Lee would fall into that category. But for others, I think that "looking good" is part of their charm / talent.... I think there are a number of actors / actresses that fall into that category but I won't name names else ppl will roll their eyes... hehe!

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Am watching the drama now.. yep, it's not the most original drama out there but I'll be watching it still :) :) :) and as always, great recaps hehe...

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Finally watched the 1st episode! this is really light feel good drama!
Siwon did a good job, really convincing as a bratty self absorbed idol and pretty boy.
( which is completely opposite to his self - his persona he showed in the variety shows, he always is a humble and good mannered, love his Bible, Siwon )
And Chae Rim! I have special spot in my heart for her, and it's good to see her in fun drama after had to see her in depressing drama Job Well Done.

And, wow, thank you for the writers/PD or whoever in charge, for the abs shots! Please add more! :P Eye candies won't hurt rigggghhttt!

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"I have a huge soft spot in my heart for Keanu Reeves. He was one of my first actor crushes in junior high school! I watched a LOT of bad, bad movies for that man."

oh man, so have i !!

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He has the sweetest smile ever. *Dreamy eyes*

I really like this drama so far. I know it's just one episode in, but I enjoy the return of Chae Rim to these types of dramas. Plus, I finally get to see Choi Siwon in a long drama role as the leading man.

Can't wait to watch tonight's episode!

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[email protected] - yeah, I know we will get some interesting reviews - I am still out in left field on this one - after coming down from watching Still, marry me, I need a distraction. As for all the abs showing from Choi Siwon, is the PD trying to distract us from the storyline - like all, this is still new - I will give it another week to see if this drama do get better.

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@49 Rea -

I'm not quite sure it is a "new" trend?

There are plenty of k-dramas in previous years where an "older" woman and a younger man seriously dating... two outs bottom of ninth (2008), what's up fox (2006) and my name is kim sam soon (2005) being some of the relatively popular k-dramas that immediately come to mind.

Actually, I think Chae-Rim seems to be naturally fitting into the role of the older woman... with two of her last three (before this drama Oh My Lady) being ones where her character's love interest is younger than her character - dal ja spring (2007) being the more recognizable one, and good job good job (2009) where she meets her love interest when she's a cutie college tutor and he's a hormonal high school student (rawr)...

Still, ideas tend to come in bunches. Like with Style / Magazine Allo (dueling fashion magazine dramas), Fashion King / Cinderella Man (dueling fashion dramas)...

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hi everyone!
yesterday I watched the raw episode, thanks to javabeans I filled some blank parts like chae rim's serious actors comments LOL and still loved it. the chemistry with the leads seems to be OK and I really liked the drama from the start. today I'll watch ep 2.
I really like such light and enjoyable dramas ^_^

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thanks for your speedy recap :)
choi si won what a hottie :)

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Thanks for the recap! I watched the first episode, and found that I really enjoyed it! It seems quite light hearted and cute! I will certainly continue to watch this drama! Im already anticipating the moment they fall for each other!

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by the way, I forgot somethign to tell. did anyone notice that in the fisrt scene SUNG MIN-WOO (Choi Siwon) kissed the actress and she really impressed by it. it was so cool for me! even though he cannot act he has the power for girls hah?

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Hi JB. Thx for your brilliant recaps. The first thing I did when I heard that the drama Oh my lady had aired was finding your website to read your recaps)). Keanu Reeves bad thats epic LOL). Keep up the good work)!

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@ 51 samsooki:

" btw, I have a different opinion of Song Seung-heon. I think in certain cases, beauty (i.e., the ability to turn it on and look GOOD) in an actor or an actress actually has a good deal to do with acting ability (or some other kind of ability like charm) that requires talent other than just good genes, diet and exercise and top shelf skin care products. So, Song Seung-Heon might fall into the category of being underrated(???) from a talent perspective because of that reason? "

And by that you mean beauty distracts us from paying attention to the lack of acting skills? If yes, I agree. Sometimes I watch dramas because of the eye candy but it can never trick me into believing that talentless people can act. That's why I get bored quickly and drop the show. Looks can never boost acting ability. If that was possible, SHK and KTH would have won numerous Oscars (or whatever the korean version of it is called) by now.

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Sorry for the double post, but when did we loose the "edit" option? I guess missed the change.

Anyway, thanks JB for the recap!

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@63 nell123 -

hehe!

what I'm saying is that there are three kinds of beautiful actors/actresses.

1. those that can act
2. those that cannot act that well
3. those that cannot act that well but the calculus to determine overall "acting talent" is not merely a measure of pure acting, but also on visual appeal, and they have a visual appeal that puts them in a different category than just the normal beautiful people, sucky acting group.

What I'm saying is that "acting talent" also has a visual appeal element to it. Sometimes, it is just the ability to glow, like Gong Hyo Jin did in Pasta or Yoon Eun Hye did in Goong. Sometimes it is the ability to maintain a physical presence, like Ahn Gil Kang did in Queen Seon Deok, or like Song Seung Hun did in the CF Lotte Duty Free, or like Jung Woo Sung did in The Good The Bad and the Weird.

It's not quite "acting", but it is a part of being an actor/actress, and I would say that if you just judge them on pure acting alone, you will be underrating those who have some "it" factor that makes them spark on screen.

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Saw ep.02, and I adore the new addition in MinWoo's life... that little girl is soooo cute! I want to spoil her rotten.

I found that song stuck in my mind is sung by Jo Seong Wook not SiWon afterall. I like his voice so I'm researching for more music from this artist. Any pointers then please let me know.

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@ samsooki:

I get it now. Still, even this "it" factor can't save some people from mediocrity and if they rely only on it to do their job , then for me they are bad.

I can't say anything about Si Won yet. OML is only on ep.1, and "The Legend of...(forgot the name, sorry)" was not exactly a challenging project, but I hope he turns out better than Song Seung-heon. And he definitely has that "it" thing you're talking about. I usually call it "charisma".

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thanks for such a fast recap! i just finished watching episode one and i liked it. well mainly the characters and their interactions, but it is just getting started so i'm hoping it becomes a little smoother and better paced. also, i totally forgot how cute chae rim is! can't believe she's supposed to be an ahjumma though. siwon was also good and man he has some nice abs haha. he's supposed to be 28 though? umm yea not convincing me there. oh well i thought that he and chae rim had good chemistry though so that's a promising sign. hopefully it turns out to be a fun drama!

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@ Carinne , I believe in the drama, it does explain why he didn't pick other shirts but the burned shirt. His manager asked him why did he wear that shirt. Min Woo just replied that it's the stylist's choice of shirt for him, which is why he didn't want to pick other shirts because it's not pretty enough for him.

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Hey samsooki - don't be lumping My I Lub you's performance in TGTBTW in the visual acting category. He did more than acting well looking good, he actually looked good when acting well. :-)

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Chae Rim is so cute^^ ...she reminds me of In Hye from 'Delightful girl..'

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^...in the poster =]

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thanks for the recap! poor keanu! i have a soft spot for him because he was in Speed. but he really needs to shave off his patchy beard.

anyways, as for the drama....so far i'm a bit lukewarm about it, but hopefully the 2nd episode will be better now that the setup is done.

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Definitely not anything original, but spinning around the same plot with a couple of changes here and there hasn't kept shows like Oh My Lady from being a hit yet. I've only watched some of the first episode so I'm still not sure how I feel about this drama but I think the second episode will be the deciding factor. It does seem good so far and for some reason I'm in the mood for some older woman-younger guy drama, so it should be interesting.

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just watched the show on viikii
it was good
and it was solid like javabeans said
ive watched a couple eps of pasta and hated the yellling but the chemistry everyone is telling me is there
and the man called god, i dont know what the pd vision was becos i was lost 1 minute into the into, i think they could have done the superhero thing a bit better with a solid presentation
but choi si won and chae rim acting is good and funny
si won is acting a total douche and what we think a total stereotypical actor would
hot bod with bad acting and a self confidence to boot
but we will need to see more of his acting and whether he can hold his own
but i feel bad for chae rim's character, landlord kicking her out, owner not paying her staff on time at the restaurant and what looks like chae rim getting fired from the maids job
so im guessing the next ep would involve chae rims character sucking up to sung min woo to win the intership and also for her to stay afloat with enough money for her to have her child at bay
this story is nothing new but then again, i rather watch something funny more times than something serious
im curreently watching obgyn and jejoongwon and at least this show would balance things up

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Thanks for the very fast recap. I was thinking you might want to relax a bit after the WUAS fervour.... I hadn't made up my mind about this show but you make it sound appealing, the kind of light thing I really enjoy most, so I will check it out. Thanks!

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@69 ockoala -

don’t be lumping My I Lub you’s performance in TGTBTW in the visual acting category. He did more than acting while looking good, he actually looked good when acting well.

Point noted.

I didn't say he wasn't a good actor, I merely was pointing out that he had a physical presence in the movie that was not really "acting" but just "something" that he brought to the table.

Some actors and actresses are talented in the acting department, are good looking, AND have an additional attribute of being able to exude a something that makes you turn your head.

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Call me a total cheeseball or something but I completely melt for a drama like this. As cliche as it is, at least they are good cliches! This first episode (I'm 5 minutes away from watching it) has already planted the seeds for my next kdrama addiction...I mean how can you resist those Greek God Abs?! And I actually am very amused at the pairing of Choi Siwon and Chae Rim. This drama is a good replacement after finishing The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry. Same tone to it, (maybe deeper because of the whole daughter issue) and older woman with younger guy type thing going on. I'm liking this. Alot.

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@ 69 Cho
C'mon, we saw KaeHwa vacuum all around MinWoo's apt. in ep.01, and his closet was filled with good looking clothes, so that excuse of his is the lamest thing ever. I can't believe a grown man like so cannot find a common sense to pick a nice shirt to complement his dress suit. I'll stretch my neck out to say, what I saw in that closet, nothing there will make MinWoo look any less decent (in place of that burnt shirt).

Oh well, by the end of ep.02 each of us will get a better sense of how mature (or immature) is this MinWoo character.

Happy viewing!

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wow. i dont know what to think of this drama yet. to be purely honest, it was extremely boring and didnt even make me laugh once. i love choi shi won, i mean, just look at the guy and the body he seems to have developed (overnight ?? keke) but then WUAS started off quite slowly and turned out to be amazing so i'll watch the next ep and look forward to your recaps! i seriously hope it gets better soon though. i really want to like this drama :D
Keanu Reeves is HOT!! I will probably sit through the Matrix trilogy coming weekend to celebrate the handing in of my dissertation.
thanks for the recap!

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JB, thanks for the quick recap.

I have to agree with some of the comments about the story being kinda "lukewarm".
I just finished watching the first episode on viikii and although I love me some Siwon, I just BARELY made through this first one. I'm hoping that the pace of this drama picks up in the next episode.

If it does, I think it has the potential to be a cute show. It has all the ingredients that I usually like which you listed in that first paragraph. It's not that I dislike it right now, there's just nothing pulling me to watch this drama other than luscious Siwon.

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I'm totally debating on whether I should watch this or Dong Yi or both.. hard to decide..Both look good. I guess I will decide after my final next week.

Thanks for posting!

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Please...oh please continue recapping this Drama...i love Chae Rim since her Dalja stint...my fave 2nd K-drama so far...this year...

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The first ep was really unimpressive, full of bad cliches and set ups, and don't even get me started on the whole ironing scene.

Talk about lack of creativity, I mean seriously nothing was original, not even one scene. Chae Rim is the only reason Im bothering with it right now, hopefully something will get better otherwise I don't ahve the time or paitence to watch a lame Full House/Last Scandal when I could just watch the originals.

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JB--as always you're awesome...and quick!!!...let's enjoy this lighthearted com--romp, having Chae Rim is great--to me she can never do wrong, Siwon even if he just stands in the corner--that's enough but I don't mind the eye candy, I sooo love that he is SO brave to take on this anti--idol role...this looks like a lot of fun........oh yeah, Keannu's great , he's not so bad--another eye candy...........THANKS so much for the recap, hope you continue...again THANKS SOOOO MUCH, can't wait 'til next week...

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Have watched 2 episodes.
Well, it has great cast and the storyline looks intertesting.
However, the way it presented is a bit dull.. :(
Think i will stop here. It's just not my cup of tea.

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OMG!!!!!! Choi Siwon is so handsome and have a beautiful body.

Hope I could watch all the episodes and buy a cd of it

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There really have been no new plots since Plautus. This is one of the better ones, better done.

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I'm a little late to the party, but after catching the first episode and now having read the recap, I only have one (ish) thing to say:

Sung Min-woo = Marky Mark of the Korean Bunch.

Yeah, bo-o-oy.

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Oppa, FIGHTING!

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I LOVE YOU FOREVER WHATEVER YOU DO.

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This reminds me so so so much of Last Scandal... hmmm... Who cares if Siwon is in it, I ain't watching it!

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i love this film alot,,,
the ending of this film was amazing,,,,
the act of chae Rim and Choi si won
was beautiful,,,,

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this drama maybe common but it seems interesting. thanks to your detailed recap and some pix taken from the series it self. would definitely watch this series.

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I loved Chae rim in Dal ja's spring. She held up the show with her partner just filling the head count. Honestly, I don't remember the male lead's name except that he isn't a fantastic actor and was lucky to play kang tae bong.

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I think every actor/actress/singer has their niche/talent. It's just sad when your talent is being pretty cus people get used to you and your fame is pure hype. Plus you get looked down upon like you don't deserve the fame. I mean if your fame is because you are rich and overexposed like paris hilton then I don't think the exposure equates deserved fame. But if your talent is looking good, why not?

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OMG.....they talk about kim myung min....my favourite actor....

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where can i download this drama....

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hi! does anyone knows the song played in the background during the first few seconds at the start of the drama (where Siwon ran towards the girl)?

thank you!

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got my email add wrong T T

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