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Oh My Lady: Episode 5

Sing it, sista!

In the first four episodes, Oh My Lady hadn’t really wowed me, though it has been cute. Episode 5 ups the game and starts the bonding between Chae Rim and Choi Siwon in earnest, which revs my interest and adds some excitement.

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EPISODE 5 RECAP

Min-woo is furious with Kae-hwa for getting his DNA tested behind his back. Now he knows what she was doing with his toothbrush, and calls her a “scary ajumma,” which is a term he’s used a few times. It’s kind of true, because she seems like a harmless, clueless ajumma on the outside, but when push comes to shove she gets the job done. (Maybe that’s not such a surprise: ajummas get shit DONE, yo! But she’s got a hidden sly streak, that one.)

He assumes she must be trying to blackmail him using the DNA information and tells her to get lost — she and the girl both. Kae-hwa argues that she’s just trying to get him to accept his daughter, and asks why that idea has him so angry.

Her question shuts him up — there’s clearly more there, but he’s not willing to share — and Min-woo leaves the room while she’s still midsentence.

He broods in his room, taking a frustrated look at the test results crumpled in his hand — they’re positive. (Well, more than 99% probability, which is as good as positive.)

In the morning, he gets up to go for a swim, because this drama has a Topless Siwon Quota to meet and no time to waste! Good thing Min-woo has such accommodating hobbies, eh? Pretty soon they’ll be running out of excuses to get him bare-chested. I can think of a few more activities he can try, like beach volleyball, or bodybuilding, or surfing. Or sumo wrestling.

In a rush, Kae-hwa has difficulty hailing a taxi and therefore enlists Min-woo as her driver. You can tell he’s softening toward her despite his angry outburst last night because he doesn’t really protest. Pressed for time, Kae-hwa even mutters at his slowness, “What kind of man drives so timidly?” She may have well just insulted his penis size because Min-woo immediately picks up the gauntlet and floors the accelerator, weaving in and out of traffic.

The pesky reporter who keeps lurking around Min-woo spies him driving off with a woman in the car, and automatically assumes that Min-woo is trying to shake him off his tail. Alas, gets stuck at a light and has to give up the chase.

The reason for Kae-hwa’s hurry is to get to her ex-husband’s house before Min-ji leaves, so she can give her the kimbap she made for her class picnic. Min-ji cries that Dad forced her to drink soy milk, which makes her throw up. Kae-hwa tries to be a good mom even though this angers her, and makes an excuse for Dad.

However, once Min-ji leaves she can’t hide her reaction. Min-woo sees that she’s on the verge of tears and feels sorry for her, though he covers up his concern.

In the car, she calls her ex-husband to let her displeasure known — can’t he just for a short while try to be a good dad? It makes her sorry to Min-ji for not being able to give her a better father.

Next, she takes it out on Min-woo: “Why the hell are dads like that? Why are you all so irresponsible and neglectful?”

Min-woo’s not busy today, so Kae-hwa hands him his script and tells him to study it. He’s like a reluctant teenager and she’s like his gently prodding mother, which is a thought that should make their relationship dynamics rather interesting to watch.

Kae-hwa drops Ye-eun off for her daycare, where Bok-nim urges her to bring Min-woo around, and quickly. Having gotten her professional duty out of the way, she then oohs over Min-woo’s choco abs.

At the office, the other two managers are pleased to hear that Min-woo has come back to the musical, and both offer to rearrange their schedules to escort Min-woo to his first dance rehearsal. Instead, Shi-joon assigns that task to Kae-hwa, which is a bit of a surprise. They also notice that Kae-hwa is getting along with Shi-joon. Jin-ho takes this in stride, but Jae-hee (the uppity woman) finds it a little threatening. Just wait till they become love interests, honey!

Kae-hwa has a hard time trying to urge Min-woo to make it to rehearsal, as he would rather spend the day in bed. She tries pestering, then sweet-talking, to win his compliance. But Min-woo will not be moved by nagging or flattery, and declines with his usual careless demeanor. Kae-hwa exclaims that he’s so frustrating that she wants to cry — so he latches on to that and takes her literally, challenging her to go ahead and cry, then. In fact, if she can produce real tears within ten seconds, he’ll go.

He even makes a big show of getting out his phone to engage the stopwatch and counts down, smug to have outmaneuvered her.

Only, when he looks up at her, Kae-hwa’s eyes are brimming with tears and she’s got a wounded look on her face. Min-woo is chastened at the thought that he actually did hurt her feelings for real, and quietly agrees to go, putting up no further resistance.

(Kae-hwa’s proven herself to be pretty resourceful so I wonder if the crying was another of the tricks up her sleeve, or if this just happened to come in handy. I like to think she’s a better actor than the actor and gave him a taste of his own medicine. Of course, with Min-woo that medicine isn’t very effective to begin with.)

By the time they arrive at the dance studio, Kae-hwa’s perfectly chipper. She looks admiringly at Jung-ah, who is practicing alone in a studio, and introduces herself as an employee of The Show Company. As she doesn’t know that this is her boss’s wife, she merely thinks Jung-ah is a professional contact, and Jung-ah doesn’t correct her.

Kae-hwa leaves the building, but when she turns back to drop off Min-woo’s script, she catches a glimpse of Jung-ah and her Other Man, who are getting cozy in a spare moment. She doesn’t make much of this, and quietly slips away.

It isn’t until she hears from Jae-hee that the choreographer is Shi-joon’s wife that the significance of the scene hits her, and this knowledge weighs on her. For instance, when she accompanies Shi-joon on some business, she eyes him warily and doesn’t know how to act with this knowledge on her conscience.

They also run into Shi-joon’s rival, Producer Eom, who never can resist a chance to make digs at Shi-joon and The Show Company. Kae-hwa — who can never resist sticking up for what she believes in — fires back a defense, prompting Eom to mock her as well as their star Min-woo, he of the notoriously noxious acting talents.

Eom, by the way, is in business with Kae-hwa’s ex-husband Byung-hak, who is a successful businessman and investor. The two get down to some schmoozing, and between Eom’s sleaziness and Byung-hak’s smugness, this really is a match made in producer heaven.

Min-woo’s rehearsal goes pretty well, and is watched by an eager audience of dancers, who are excited to have such a big star in their midst. Jung-ah is pleased with the rehearsal, and Min-woo feels pretty good about himself, too. Kae-hwa calls to check upon him, whereupon he requests snacks. Then Yura calls, and he invites her to drop by the studio.

Therefore, Yura and Kae-hwa arrive in the neighborhood at the same time. Yura wrinkles her nose at Kae-hwa’s prepared kimbap, having brought a pretty cake herself, and whines over a tiny run in her stocking. Being the princess that she is, she has no problem requesting that Kae-hwa buy her a new pair, as though Kae-hwa is her maid.

Kae-hwa finds the request a bit much, but agrees anyway and leaves the kimbap with Yura before heading off.

When Yura arrives, a few of the other dancers beeline for the kimbap and enthusiastically dig in. Yura had been expecting her offering to be the bigger hit, but she’s not about to claim it now, so she acts like she made the food and surreptitiously hides the cake she bought. Min-woo is proud of her for the gesture, too, because it reflects well on him. Happy to take the credit and run, Yura leaves before Kae-hwa returns.

Thankfully, this misunderstanding doesn’t drag on too long (and thereby endanger my blood pressure), because when Kae-hwa comments on the kimbap, Min-woo realizes she made it. He doesn’t tell her about the mix-up, but he smiles a bit to hear the truth.

The good mood is not to last long, because while Min-woo changes clothes, he overhears the conversation between two other dancers, who must be really dumb to talk about Min-woo behind his back when he’s still around. Even the guy who had flattered Min-woo to his face now grumbles about him — Jung-ah had praised Min-woo, but she was just giving him some lip service since they all know how harsh she usually is. They sneer at Min-woo for being gullible to believe her praise, and describe his dancing style as nightclub stuff (read: cheap and untrained). The thing is, they’re not exactly wrong, which is perhaps why he’s so bothered to hear their comments.

Kae-hwa also overhears the conversation, so when Min-woo storms out of the dressing room wearing a dark expression, she knows he must have heard.

In the car, she tries to lift his spirits with a few reassuring words, not addressing the locker room conversation directly. Would he like a trip to the spa to relax him?

He remains silent and grim, so Kae-hwa tries a different tactic. Suggesting that she needs a laugh to keep from falling asleep, she gives herself the challenge of making Min-woo laugh within ten seconds. With that, she starts to sing loudly — and very badly, in an off-key voice, with exaggerated embellishments. (The song is Wax’s “Oppa” — which is already rather silly to begin with.)

Despite the dark mood, Min-woo has to force himself to keep his face stoic at her ridiculous antics, and coughs to cover up his laugh. Kae-hwa exults — she made him laugh!

Second Topless Siwon scene! I do believe there was one episode missing a glimpse at his choco abs, so perhaps this episode is compensating. Min-woo relaxes in the spa, finding himself unwittingly humming the “Oppa” song before catching himself.

Kae-hwa’s plan has worked, and when he comes out, he’s feeling much better.

Meanwhile, Manager Yoon-seok shows up at Min-woo’s apartment. Sick of being out of the loop and angry at being unable to get a hold of Min-woo, he uses the master key to let himself inside. The apartment is empty — but he does find a crumpled sheet of paper on the bedroom floor. It’s the DNA results. Uh-oh! Somehow I don’t think Yoon-seok’s gonna use this knowledge for good instead of evil.

As they leave the spa, Kae-hwa gets a call to pick up Ye-eun, so she apologetically tells Min-woo they’ll have to make a stop. She knows this may annoy him, but he bears it pretty well — even when he’s got to share a backseat with her.

Ye-eun needs a spare set of clothing, so Kae-hwa braves Min-woo’s displeasure again to request a second stop on the way home. Again, he allows this without much fuss, and watches her shop inside the children’s store from the car.

She pauses in front of a girl’s dress (one for Min-ji) and eyes it wistfully, but keeps her purchases to Ye-eun’s clothing. To her surprise, when she returns to the car and hands back his credit card, Min-woo indicates that she take it back and tells her to buy the dress she was eyeing. He’ll buy it for her.

To keep up his cool image, he tells her he’ll just take it out of her pay. Kae-hwa knows him better than this and says, “You talk so mean but I know you’re not that kind of person.” She accepts the gesture gratefully and thrills at being able to buy Min-ji new clothes.

When they arrive home, both father and daughter are asleep, with Ye-eun halfway in Min-woo’s lap. The bonding has begun!

At their place, Jung-ah greets Shi-joon when he comes home, at first talking to him in her usual friendly manner. Ever since he found out she was cheating, he has treated her coldly, and today is no different — he packs a bag of clothing from his room, and starts to head back out.

Jung-ah wonders where he’s been sleeping, finding his behavior odd. Shi-joon, tired of her innocent act, asks why she should find this strange, challenging her to confront him about the truth. And Jung-ah has to know that he knows — if you’re cheating and your spouse starts to act distant and not share a bed with you, maybe you can have a clue?

Kae-hwa heads up to the apartment first, taking the girl with her, so as to avoid Min-woo getting caught with them in a compromising situation. A surprise awaits her, as Yoon-seok has been waiting in the apartment, stewing, and he confronts her about the exact circumstances of their arrangement. As he has seen the DNA results, Kae-hwa has to come clean and explain how she agreed to watch over Ye-eun in order to get Min-woo to agree to the musical.

Yoon-seok assumes that Kae-hwa is serious about blackmailing Min-woo with his kid in exchange for the contract. That’s technically true, but from Kae-hwa’s reaction (and what we know of her character), we can safely presume that she never intended to actually spread the gossip. Yoon-seok asks coldly how much money it would take to shut her up, and doesn’t accept her protestations that she’s not that kind of person.

Yoon-seok lives in a more jaded reality, and orders Kae-hwa to send the child to an orphanage. He’ll send someone round in the morning, by which time she should name her price.

Thinking quickly, Kae-hwa bursts out, “Then I’ll tell! I’ll reveal that Sung Min-woo abandoned his child.” (See, she’s more sly than she looks, as we know!) If she talks, Min-woo won’t be the only one ruined — the manager will also lose his cash cow: “That should be the scariest thing to a person like you who only thinks of a star as a money-making machine.”

Yoon-seok scoffs at her threat, but she demands with shaking voice and hands, “You think I can’t do it?” She dials for the operator on her phone and asks for the number to a broadcast station.

After waiting a suitable amount of time in the car, Min-woo comes up to the apartment, just in time to catch the rest of the conversation:

Kae-hwa: “To you, only the Sung Min-woo who makes money is really Sung Min-woo. You don’t think anything about the distress that he’s going through because of the child who suddenly appeared, do you? You don’t, which is why it’s so easy for you to tell me to get rid of her. Do you think Min-woo will be able to live comfortably after that?”
Yoon-seok: “Why can’t he? He’s plenty capable of that.”
Kae-hwa: “No! Not the Sung Min-woo as I see him. Sung Min-woo is different from you.”

Kae-hwa now dials the number to the broadcast station, and Yoon-seok grabs her arm fiercely, causing her phone to clatter to the ground. He threatens to scare her properly in order to teach her a lesson — at which point a voice cuts in: “Let go.”

Yoon-seok sees Min-woo watching near the doorway, and dismisses the warning to deal with Kae-hwa first. With more of an edge, Min-woo again warns his manager to let her go.

At that, Yoon-seok looks between the two and jeers. Still clenching Kae-hwa’s arm in a painful grip, he ask if there’s something going on between them.

Min-woo’s had enough, and strides up to Yoon-seok and punches him in the face. (Omo!) Wait, let me rewind that part again. Yup, he clocks him but good.

Taking Kae-hwa’s hand, Min-woo says, “Let’s go,” and leads her out.

 
COMMENTS

Talk about using all the cliches in the book, huh? There isn’t any single element of this drama that is terribly unique (spoiled stars, single moms, older-woman romance, evil managers, secret children), although this may be the only one to arrange its elements in this particular order. Throughout the first four episodes, I had felt amused by but disconnected to the characters and story, and wondered whether to drop this drama.

This episode brings me back (at least for now), since we get the two leads growing on each other in an emotional way. I like that the attraction isn’t physical, and that it goes both ways in this episode. Kae-hwa sees Min-woo’s hurt when the dancers badmouth him, and Min-woo gets a glimpse into the emotions underneath Kae-hwa’s chipper ajumma exterior several times — first with Min-ji and the milk, then when she packs the kimbap and cheers him up with song, and finally when she buys the dress for Min-ji.

On one hand, it sorta feels like the romance is growing out of mutual pity (which can’t be healthy?). But I suppose the pity acts as an entree to understanding, rather than an end in itself, so there’s that.

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Thanks JB for your recaps.. Glad you're still making them for this drama.

I must say I really love your sense of humor :-D It really made my day!
And I have become addicted to your blog.

Really love this one :
"In the morning, he gets up to go for a swim, because this drama has a Topless Siwon Quota to meet and no time to waste!"

and this one :
"Fangirls are fearless, but ahjummas are fearsome."

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“What kind of man drives so timidly?” She may have well just insulted his penis size because Min-woo immediately picks up the gauntlet and floors the accelerator, weaving in and out of traffic.

Incredibly funny reference on his driving to his penis size. You added such hilarity to the scene, without which, is not funny at all!

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Bring On The CHOCO ABS! I know its cheap...I know its generic BUT Its a Beautiful SIght to See!! ;) And its a fun game to see how many times they can flash them!!! Now the challange will be to see how creative they are going get...

I have to say I have been really impressed with how compatible the leads seem to be, I'm was surprised to know that Swion is only 22 at various points its believable to think he is 28. This drama is fluffy, I know, but it does what its supposed to do and that is to entertain us. Personally I am looking forward to the bonding with Father & Daughter while hoping that Kae-hwa gets a fairy godmother who gives her a Fabulous Hairstyle while she beats up her deadbeat ex! And no offense but her hooking up with her cold fish boss gives me the willies. I'd rather she become Min-woo's Love Monkey while she becomes an Ajumma To Be Reckoned With!

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Haha whats with KDramas and the main man always dragging the female lead somewhere hahaha

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@ 49 Abie Lee - I was wondering the same thing....choco abs? Maybe because they're so yummy? (Or does that definition say more about me....)

I like how Chae Rim and Choi Si Won seem to be getting more comfortable with each other and their characters in this ep. Choi Si Won especially seems to be having more fun with his character and bringing more personality to it.

Sooooo glad you decided to keep recapping, javabeans! :D

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"because this drama has a Topless Siwon Quota to meet and no time to waste!" i so agree with this haha
but i have to disagree when you say that Kae Hwa is more sly than she looks, just because she said she would leak the information about the kid: she's the one taking care of ye eun, so she did what she thought would be the best, and she just said it so that the manager would be afraid but as you watch the drama u can see she's not the kind of person to ask for money in exchange of her silence. in fact i liked the way she did react because it showed that she really cares about min woo

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JAVABEANS!!!!! you're gonna love episode 6! it's been cute so far, but it hasn't given me that "omg i have to watch the next episode" sort of feeling. however, that last episode did it for me. it had me squealing and laughing and covering my face out of embarrassment.

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Great Recap!

Thanx JB! I Think I'm gonna religiously follow this show now after lastnights ep..YAY I now have a life from Mon-Thurs nights..lol

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wow...won is so sexy. Thnx JB very very much ^O^

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the show is doing well
no complaints about the casting
still in the early stages between min woo and ....

there was a comment earlier about siwon showing to much abs
i dont think its over used
we know he is built and hot etc etc
but as you know SEX SELLS
and JILT TAEC did the same thing
and no one complains about him

heres another analogy
if you are lying on a beach on a hot day
and your partner has a choice to show his hot bod in some shorts
or he rather wear a full swim suit
what would you choice be for him

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...lying on beach with Siwon @[email protected] perfect 10 :)

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hahahaha love it, hot choco abs on a hot day :P

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Thanks for recap!!!!
I love this drama so much!
Is true that is not the most original story ... but I really don´t care, is full of cute scenes and seeing it makes me happy :_)

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that manager if and when he gets fired can join the local gangsters, they seem not to have much difference in their approach to things. I see from the highlights that Kae-hwa gets dressed up, I wonder if it is like I suggested episode one..per k-drama tradition one of the leading men buys her a dress and or make over so she can go to a party.
This reminds me slightly of Attic Kat in the lead guy always dropping everything and forgetting promises as soon as his 'true love' bothers to give him a call, or perhaps it is just me.

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this drama is as light as a sponge cake with sugar icing..but I love it! (who doesn't like cake?LOL) thanks for the hard work JB. hopefully, it entertains you enough to keep the recaps hehehhehe. since part of my enjoyment of watching this drama is reading your take on it.

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Hilarious recap!

I agree that it seems more like empathy than pity - on Kaehwa's part at least. She's businesslike and gets the job done, as you said, but she's also very compassionate. And to me, although there is an element of Minwoo pitying her situation, it seems like he watches her care for her daughter with something other than pity. Almost like he's curious, or impressed by how committed she is. It makes me think that the issue he has with his daughter is that he himself was abandoned/neglected by his mother. And so he feels like if no one cared about him, why should he take care of his kid? It's cliched but - this drama is not exactly original.

That said, I feel like the way they're playing the cliches really works. And what I like most about this drama is the personalities of the two leads. She's got the whole plain-but-likeable, stubborn and hardworking thing going on, but she's NOT DUMB. I can't say what a relief it is to watch a female lead who actually knows what she's doing and is actually quite smart and efficient. And Chae Rim does it so well. As for Minwoo, I like that his bratty demeanor is not his real personality, but more of a cover so he doesn't get taken advantage of. He's actually a nice guy, even if he's kind of conceited. Unlike many leading men, who are mean, rude, and cold to the point where it take several episodes for the main couple to get past the bickering stage. Some never do - it really irritates me to see two people who are "in love" but can't bring themselves to be KIND to each other. Whereas this relationship is starting with kindness, if just a little.

Wow, I had no idea I had this much to say. :) Thanks for the recap, as always!

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what is lovely couple... love this drama

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this ep will surely be one of my faves in this drama...i really got a kick at the scene where gaehwa threw in that persuasion antic ( hurt-look; eyes-brimming-tears) at minwoo ....i could hear the exultatory "gotcha" in gaehwa's eyes (damn! they're so expressive)....
and this kdrama actually entertains me more than personal taste ( although, i was primarily looking forward to seeing LMH and SYJ)....

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I just watched the 6th episode. I'm glad you're still recapping and I can't wait to hear your thoughts! :D

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This series has an awful lot of weird overlap with Dal Ja's spring--the same lead actress and 2nd lead male with a younger main love interest. Even the preview from episode 7 looks like it was swiped from that series.

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Fully agree with you, JB and others, that this is THE episode to get me addicted. I have that urge that I MUST watch Ep 6 as soon as I can.

Empathy is the word to describe how they start this relationship. Min-woo is actually a VERY lonely man who has the vulnerability and sense of insecurity that he can't share with others. Kwe-hwa comes into his life at the right moment when the daughter turns up. It is the circumstances and the context (both having a daughter) that make their pairing believable.

I too enjoy this drama more than Personal Taste, to my surprise. On to Ep 6 now.

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thanks a lot

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Yes this drama has the cliches and the similar theme of ahjumma/younger guy, idol starring dramas...BUT I for one have been enjoying it! It's a rom-com and its been entertaining and funny to watch! Of course I am a SuJu fan so that's the main reason why I started watching but I am impressed with his acting skills thus far. I am not a fan of ChaeRim but I really do like her in this drama. I think she plays the ahjumma character with spirit and spunk!

I saw Epi 5 yesterday morning and really am amazed javabeans how fast you do the recaps!! It must take forever to do...watch, translate, write then watch again, etc!! How do you do it? :)

Happy Birthday to Choi Siwon!! Hwaiting!!

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omg!!!
it's starting to get interesting, i like!!!

i really adore chae rim being an ahjumma, and siwon being a kid..they play around alot and knows what to do when the other is mad or not in the mood, ME LOVE!!!

anyways, i have to apologize for not being able to read much of the comments, it's getting late already..but thank you so much jb for the recaps, i can't wait for the 6th!!! 0.0

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I love your recaps... it's almost *better* than the real thing. Looking forward to episode 6!

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Javabeans-ssi:

Thank you for continuing the recaps--for now. :) I hope this drama hits your sweet spot soon so you continue, but if you can be at all swayed by the pathetic and desperate pleas of a grateful reader, please consider this my attempt to beg. I love your recaps. People on here aren't kidding when they say that reading your recaps is the best part of the drama-watching experience. Regardless of what you decide, thanks so much for the magnificence you give us every day.

@ Laica

I agree with ALL of your thoughts. Yesterday I lost it on the Personal Taste episode 2 recap because of how INCREDIBLY DUMB Kae-in is. I am now embarrassed over my rant, but what can you do? With Kae-hwa I was afraid at first that she was going to be another idiot-savant, but thankfully that's not the case; she might occasionally spazz out in stressful situations (leaving the iron on the shirt when distressed about her child), but she's actually very capable and clear-headed. She's gentle, but manipulates Min-woo like a pro and gets stuff done. She has worked in many jobs, and she can work in ANY job. Initiative, drive, intelligence, determination, intuition, and a LOT of heart. I love her.

I'm enjoying the slow build of Min-woo and Kae-hwa's relationship, especially on Min-woo's end. No overt physical attraction YET (apparently episode 6 is going to make me say omo!) but he IS becoming very aware of Kae-hwa; he watches her when she's not paying attention (talking to Min-ji, talking to her ex on the phone), he feels guilty and relents when he thinks he has made her sad (the crying scene), he pretty much accepts most of her orders (Minwoo-ssi, drive me to this neighborhood!), and he has gotten used to having her around. He actually expects her to be around now.

The biggest thing for me? His realization that Kae-hwa made the kimbap. That's huge. He has carried a torch for Yoo-ra for nigh on a decade, and in his head it could have been her word vs. Kae-hwa's. One would expect him to mentally align with the person he's known for years, but he understands that Kae-hwa is the one who did this for him. His quiet acceptance made me smile, and his smile made me happy. It's like he realized at that moment that she's dependable, and that she cares about him. As another poster said, beautiful and understated. It's easy to miss the significance of that scene because of how subtle it is, but there it is.

On a lighter note, Min-woo buying Min-ji's dress was precious, and I cracked up at how gruff and unconcerned he tried to appear when Kae-hwa realized that he was actually going to do this for her. And then him waking up under the kimbap cloth all WTF? Bwahahaha! They are so kyoot.

At some point, we're going to get Min-woo's back-story, a very welcome development. I think it will explain his extreme reaction to little Ke-eunnie. It's beyond him being annoyed, that she might cause a scandal; he's having an almost visceral reaction to this situation. Something's up. He was probably abandoned or emotionally neglected/abused as a child. I hope for some legitimate bonding with his daughter soon, though. Goodness knows she needs to be loved.

Omo! This is the second time in two days that I have had verbal diarrhea on this site. Aish! I'm going to stop doing that, I promise.

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I almost dropped this drama after 4 episodes but I'm back on the Lady wagon after watching episode 5. I can find now the connection and chemistry between Si Won and Chae Rim and looking forward to a triangle between Chae Rim, Si Won and her boss. Can't complain feasting on Si Won's abs. Between Personal Taste and Oh my Lady's ajummas , I think Chae Rim is cuter and the story line is a lot more interesting.

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Thanks so much for the recap! I just finished watching this weeks episodes and I can say that i'm easily going to watch this one to the end! Can't wait to see more of the dynamics between the two leads! I have to say, it's pretty fun watching Min Woo grow up :P

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Wow....this drama is getting to be very interesting! I LOVE IT!!!!

Great acting.....great story line....what fun!

JB...you're right on target!

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this is really intresting after this episode
thx for the recaps!

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Oh I so love this show!!! I didn't even expected it, I thought Personal taste would be my favorite drama at the moment, but no - it is Oh my lady. Siwon is such a hottie and cute, and Chae Rim....what can I say, I really really like her.
I had to laugh out loud when I read your comment on half naked Siwon swimming. Yeah this show gives us a lot of his choco-abs. I'm curious if they are going to continue this or not. Because somewhere in my mind I think that this is also a sign to show his immaturity and as he continues to grow, I think they might not show his abs so often...Does that make any sense?

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JAVABEANS, as always another great recap..........bring on the CHOCO ABS, come on ladies JUST ENJOY IT!!!...so many of us hope you don't drop OUR SIWON's OML. you got me started on fangirling this GOD of a man since Hyang Dan please don't break the many SIWON fargirls hearts, hope you continue to recap OML, um, am I begging? OH YEAH, B I G T I M E.... soo yeah there are lots of similarities to Dalja and it's super cheesy, super predictable but I just love Chae Rim (she can do no wrong!!!!) and Siwon is turning out to be a darling.....Gesture Man's eyes........such a GOD, how can he be so HAWT!!! and the end of ep 6.........."frikkin smooth" can't wait for your ep 6 recap.............THANKS ONCE AGAIN

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I think Personal taste is broad comedy and a bit too gimmicky. I love LMH,but I also feel more for this light hearted and well acted drama. Si Won is doing a good job for a new actor.

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@ 49 and 55 The whole "chocolate abs" thing took me awhile to get too, but it means that his abs are like a bar of chocolate before you break it into squares. So yeah, an "Asian six-pack" (I think the phrase is particular to Korea).

I LOVE this show. Of course, I'm a SiWon fan, so I automatically love it, but I am enjoying it sooooo much! And yeah, Ep 6 is a killer.

I'm totally looking forward to the whole 'father-daughter bonding' thing, it'll be sooo cute to watch SiWon with the little girl (who, by the way, is doing a great job).

Thankfully, I have Personal Taste to help me wait for next week... ^_^

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It's funny how I anticipate your recaps just as much as I anticipate the next episode. =)

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@ EmJaye

always wondered why they referred to it as choco abs.
i finally understand the connection between chocolate and 6-pac abs now! haha thank you!

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I wish they would just deal with the adultery story already. Man up! and get a divorce or something. Having to drag this on is annoying. I can't stand two-faced people like her.

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thank you for the recap!!!!!!

i'm dying with the choco abs..lol

i want to see more bonding between siwon and the kid though

((saw them at the press con , they looked so cute together))

hope you still keep up with this drama though

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lol your recaps always make me laugh out loud.

and siwon's eyes in this shot!! http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm96/javabeans122/drama/2010/oml/oh1/oml5-00201.jpg

off to episode 6!

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LOVED Chae Rim's "Puppy eyes" face! It might have been the moment I was sold on this drama. It's not something I'm going to dwell on pins and needles about for a whole weekend but it's def going to be a welcome distraction if they keep up this fluff.
Clichés if done well always make for good entertainment so I'll almost always enjoy them :D

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Thank you! I like this drama and I really enjoy your recaps, so I hope you'll continue them. Somehow today I found the commentary even funnier than usual--were you having more fun or is it just my G&T? Or both!

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AWWW!!! I LOVE IT! <3

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I must thank you JB, for all the recapping you do. Makes my day every time.
I'm still waiting for subs and finishing WWSWTM :D
I really appreciate you and your team!

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I really really love this drama, and Chae Rim especially.
What I'm going to say is totally irrelevant to the show but as a mother, I would really appreciate if someone could buy a child car seat for kids in kdramas in general (Oh! my lady, Loving You a Thousand times...). Don't they have laws about child safety seats in Korea??

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thanks for the recap! and thank you for continuing to recap this series. you complete my drama addiction as always. Among all the romcoms currently airing, OML is the one im invested in because the little girl is just adorable, Chae-rim's take on the sly ahjumma is really convincing, the emotional connection is now building....nah! these are lies... I'm hooked because of Siwon! Superficial and plainly fangirly as it is, I have to admit it.

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I am really glad this show has picked up. I was doubtful for the first four ep. but this last one was much better. My favorite scene was probably the one where he slept with the kimap wrap on his head in the car. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Choi Siwon's acting, but so far I have been pleasantly surprised.

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Thank you for your summary /reaction to the epi. I like how your comment goes -gives me the smile as I try to remember the same epi that I already saw . You are right ,this drama's genre is nothing knew -in fact ,somebody who had watched previous dramas will surely say -I've seen this before ...but the treatment is what matters and the acting . I really like Chae Rim -I've watched almost all her works. Siwon is another matter ,I keep thinking of Lee Min Ho but after a while I'm beginning to like his acting . I'm past the choco abs but they sure help project the image . I'm after the rightness and timeliness of facial expressions . But I thought the beginning of a romantic angle between the two is too soon ...well ,let us see , maybe because Chae Rim will have her hands full soon as the males gravitate towards her side . I'm looking forward to the faster translations of this drama ...as a respite to the heavy, bloody Chuno and Jejoongwon .

Thank you again and looking forward to more of your recaps .

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Thanks!!!!
i really like this drama now.. i was worried about siwon at first..but surprisingly..he's doing a good job..i'm going to continue watching this drama..
and i'm looking forward to your recaps..

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OMG~~did I submit my words successfully? I didn't know there's totally no need for registering, I guess it should be on my list of most stupid things. Actually I'm a Chinese girl who are fond of this drama, thx JB, I mean it, ur recap is absolutely enchanting and I've been keeping an eye on it since the very beginning. And I hope u could continue this recap till the end of the drama, I bet the show won't let u down.

Needless to say, Siwon is so cute and adorable~His facial expressions, his physique, not to mention he is so gorgeous. Nevertheless, the director seems to be showing off siwon's physique all the time~or rather, he is excessively trading off siwon's choc abs for attraction, which may be a little nauseating for some audience, coz siwon is so sincere and pure in real life. Anyway, the drama itself is more than splendid, especially after this episode~~Besides, Chaerim is really a decent actress.

OML~~Fighting~

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Oppa! Are you killing me?I can be dead because of you.Don't do like this

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