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Answer Me 1994: Episode 10

New Year’s comes a bit early for the Answer Me gang, and while the holiday doesn’t go as planned for anybody, words are spoken and new bonds made, ushering in the promise of a new day and a new stage in life.

Ratings continue to climb to new heights, with this episode logging an 8.8% (real-time high of 10.0%). Smoochies will do that for ya.

[Note: Only one episode this coming week, with music awards cutting in to the Friday broadcast. So Episode 11 is pushed to Saturday, the 23rd.]

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EPISODE 10: “It might be the last”

It’s 2013, and we’re still watching the neverending wedding video. This time we get as far as the daddy-daughter walk down the aisle, at the end of which Dad has this hilarious kneejerk moment, refusing to hand Na-jung over to the bridegroom(’s stand-in). That’s cute.

Thirty-nine-year-old Na-jung sends her hubby a sly wink across the room, and of course each of our bachelor candidates reacts to it. Is anybody else tired of this one-trick pony joke?

1994. Dad’s baseball team wins the Korean Series, after which he prepares celebratory liquor to drink on their next victory. To which Mom asks, “Who knows when you’ll win again?” LOL.

Na-jung narrates:

“The last time always happens without the realization that it’s the last time. Perhaps the reason that last times always hurt our hearts is out of sadness for not realizing the moment as it passes by. In the fall of 1994, Dad’s Seoul Twins brought in their last win. And the age of twenty, which we’d felt would last forever, was approaching its last season without us realizing it.

“Our hearts were racing with new challenges, our hearts were blazing, and we had no fear. That thrill, fire, and fearlessness that only being twenty can bring—without realizing how precious they are, we lived the last season of being twenty.”

Fast-forwarding to December 30, we land on a snowy morning. Na-jung bolts out of bed and runs to wake Oppa, so giddy with excitement that she forgets for a moment that things aren’t quite as they used to be. She stops herself for a second, but Garbage stirs and she reverts to her cheery self, delighting in the sight of the snow.

They sit on his bed looking out his window, until Na-jung returns to her somber mood and broaches the subject. Referencing Yoon-jin’s drunken outing of her secret, Na-jung says that it’s true that she likes him. He doesn’t react outwardly, and after a few moments of waiting for some sort of response (Oppaaaaa, you are so frustrating), she buries her face in her hands feeling embarrassed.

Garbage starts to say something in a tone that is not encouraging, but Na-jung cuts him off in a hurry. She says he doesn’t have to say anything and that she’s not asking for him to like her back—she just wants him to know how she feels. Mortified over her confession, Na-jung then clings to Oppa for comfort, which is so the perfect expression of her confused feelings.

Na-jung steps out as Chilbongie comes down the stairs, and his face falls to see where she’s coming from. He’s heading out, so she motions him close until he’s leaning over her, then pulls up his hood to cover his head, telling him happily that it’s snowing outside. And with that, his mood is restored. Smile, Chilbongie, smile!

Dad cooks this morning instead of very pregnant Mom… which explains everyone’s quizzical looks at breakfast: icy noodles in the heart of winter. Oh, pregnancy cravings, are you ever not funny? Samcheonpo worries about brain freeze and Haitai tries to grab his parka, though Dad barks at them to just eat already.

Garbage sits next to Na-jung and gives her the usual pat on the head, but today that platonic pat hurts. Chilbongie notices Na-jung’s sinking spirits.

Haitai has received free movie tickets and invites everyone to join him, but most of the kids have other plans. Only half of them head out to see the movie, and then last-minute plan changes cut the group further till it’s only Garbage and Na-jung who actually make it to the theater.

Na-jung spends most of the movie looking longingly at Oppa, but he seems determined to ignore the pink elephant and laughs up a storm without looking at her. With sinking heart, Na-jung confirms her suspicions with Yoon-jin later—Oppa doesn’t see her as a woman, does he? Yoon-jin gives it to her straight: Nope.

Na-jung confides that she was so frazzled that she doesn’t even know what movie she saw, and swears Yoon-jin to secrecy about everything. I have to laugh at Yoon-jin’s solemn claim that she is super good at keeping secrets. Though it’s sweet that she means it?

Samcheonpo’s father calls to check that his son is coming home for the new year, and gets along great with bubbly Na-jung. So when Dad asks whether she has a boyfriend, then whether she’d like to see Samcheonpo (the city), I have to laugh. Parents will forever be matchmaking.

It’s the promise of fresh-caught seafood that has Na-jung’s eyes bulging, and the next thing we know, Samcheonpo’s got a crew of tagalongs, who’ve all been invited home with him.

It’s New Year’s Eve when the foursome leave—Samcheonpo, Haitai, Na-jung, and Yoon-jin—while the other three have to stay in Seoul for personal reasons. But then Chilbongie’s interview with a scout gets pushed a day due to the snowfall, and Garbage’s presentation is canceled. I love the way their faces both light up slowly at the unexpected free day, and both boys take off running. Aww.

Samcheonpo’s parents greet the friends with a welcome spread to rival anything Mom has ever put together, the table loaded with mountains of fresh seafood. Samcheonpo’s parents give Haitai the seal of approval for his politeness, and are already eyeing Na-jung as a prospective daughter-in-law, approving of her enthusiasm and monstrous appetite. I love the way she eats; there’s no joke to it other than the sheer sight gag, but it’s hilarious.

It’s a stark contrast with Yoon-jin, who picks at her food and eats silently. She gets chillier reception and a lot of disapproving glances.

Haitai assures Dad that their absent friends are surely regretting not coming along, just as we cut to Seoul. The boys dash out of their respective buildings with fun on their minds—Chilbongie beelines for a bus to Samcheonpo, while Garbage… joins his buddies at the pool hall? Aw, my heart actually sank at that. I feel like my Oppa just disappointed me personally.

The city of Samcheonpo is currently in the middle of a dispute with neighboring Sacheon; the two are set to merge, but argue over whose name gets to remain. Dad is involved in the demonstration and suggests that the kids join him, since protests are what college kids do.

Samcheonpo, Haitai, and Na-jung arrive at the demo with an “Are you kidding me?” look splashed across their faces—the demo is more of a trot dance party than anything, middle-aged ajummas and ajusshis dancing joyously with their protests signs. Dad is all, We don’t know anything about demos, what do you suggest?

Cut to: Our trio leading the bunch, leading them in a group dance. Haha. The police officers standing guard actually shake their heads at the sight, but the gathering does get into the spirit of things, following along. At least the dancing is synchronized now?

At home, Samcheonpo’s mother takes a break from shucking shellfish to take a phone call, and when she comes out Yoon-jin is there in her seat, shucking away deftly. What mother would be immune to that? Mom’s chilliness melts bit by bit as she and Yoon-jin sit side by side with the clams, bonding and chatting.

The dance party—er, demo—is in full swing when a bus roars up and soldiers pour up with riot shields and tear gas at the ready. Ohhh crap. Armed guard does not seem to be the appropriate response to a little trot dancing, but all of a sudden the mood turns serious and Dad leads the protesters in a chant. Now this feels like a real demo.

Chilbongie arrives in the neighborhood and narrowly escapes a run-in with the town drunk who rages about his wife leaving. The ajusshi tries to pick a fight with Chilbongie for looking at him wrong, but thankfully Chilbongie gets directed to Samcheonpo’s home by a friendly ajumma who gives him the warning to beware of the grandma of the house: “You’ll find out why.” Uh…

It’s a stand-off at the demonstration: The riot officers line up ready to act, and the protestors face them in tense silence. There’s a funny moment when a protestor recognizes a soldier as his nephew and starts in on a scolding, and in the process a grenade tumbles to the ground and rolls to Na-jung’s feet… and the uncle-nephew pair realize the pin has been pulled in their tussle. Ruh-roh.

It takes a comically long moment before anybody reacts, and then the grenade emits a huge cloud of smoke that sends everyone to the ground in coughing fits. Na-jung gets a particularly strong whiff and falls, and Haitai carries her off on his back. Hahaha. This is actually a case of the preview making the episode funnier, because I was expecting a serious turn and instead we get Hilariously Incompetent College Demo.

At the house, Grandma brings Chilbongie dinner, and sits verrrrry close as she serves him. He awkwardly tries to keep her at arm’s length without offending, but it’s sort of a losing battle. It’s equal parts uncomfortable and amusing.

Outside, Mom hears with relief that Chilbongie is a nice boy, because I guess that means he’ll put up with Grandma’s habits gracefully. Mom explains that Grandma looooves men, particularly good-looking ones, and was the last gisaeng of Joseon. Lol. That certainly explains her brand of sly coquettishness, old age notwithstanding.

Grandma gets close and touchy-feely, but at Chilbongie’s questions about her husband, the flirtatiousness drops as she gets thoughtful. Grandma hears his age and thinks wistfully to her own youth, saying that if she were twenty again, “I would tell the person I liked that I liked him.”

She explains that she grew up next door to an oppa who was best friends with her brother—he was like a brother to her until one day she started thinking of him differently and couldn’t get him out of her mind. Back in those days girls couldn’t just confess their feelings openly, so Grandma kept her feelings to herself and liked him on her own. This sounds familiar, and judging from the look on Chilbongie’s face, he seems to make the connection too.

But that oppa got drafted into the army, and she eventually married Samcheonpo’s grandfather. Her husband left, though, to be with a woman he’d been madly in love with from before his marriage.

Grandma speaks with the peace of an old woman who’s put her resentments behind her, saying that the man she once hated now seems pitiful to her. And as time passes, she thinks back to that time when she was twenty: “If I knew that I’d regret it so much in my old age, I would have just told him I liked him, as a final farewell.”

Haitai runs home carrying Na-jung, and tends to her as she sleeps off the effects of the gassing. Meanwhile at the protest, the mayor requests a meeting with civilian representatives from both cities, and Samcheonpo gets nominated—he’s the educated Seoul boy who’ll know how to talk all fancy-like. Ha, this is probably a bad time to mention the three F’s you just got, isn’t it?

In the conference room, the Samcheonpo vs. Sacheon argument rages on as the ajusshi reps from each city argue that their city name is better. It’s a back and forth of “Mine is better!” and “No, mine!” until Samcheonpo speaks up. They quiet, waiting expectantly to see what the city boy will say.

Samcheonpo agrees diplomatically that both cities have a point, so instead of choosing one over the other, how about they merge the two names? Keeping in mind that sam also means three and sa means four, he helpfully offers up the alternative: Chilcheonpo, which is to say, Sevencheonpo. Bwahaha. I laughed till it hurt.

The neighborhood drunk has stepped up his threats to kill himself, and this time he’s ready to act on it. His long-suffering wife begs Samcheonpo’s mother to help, and they race to the beach where he’s attempting to drown himself. It’s Chilbongie who goes after him, struggling to drag him in amid the drunkard’s shouting and resisting.

The effort lands Chilbongie in the sickbed with the shivers and a cough. Stirring to take some medicine, he notices Na-jung sleeping nearby and inches closer to her side of the room… little by little… and falls asleep next to her. Aww.

Samcheonpo’s mother has warmed up to Yoon-jin considerably and gives her some after-dinner coffee. We’d previously learned that a drop of coffee keeps her up all night, so when Mom urges her to drink up, she hesitates. Samcheonpo starts to intervene, but then Yoon-jin drinks up and compliments Mom, who beams. I love Samcheonpo’s reaction to this, smiling and looking at Yoon-jin in a new light.

Chilbongie has to take a late bus to Seoul to make his morning interview, and Na-jung insists on taking him to the terminal. Grandma’s reluctant to send him off, and when he promises to come back next vacation, she says that thing that always kills me about grandparents: “Will I still be alive to see you then?”

Na-jung: “There were days when Haitai, Sung-kyun, and Yoon-jin would come in with puffy eyes. Days when, even after coming into the boardinghouse, they’d be choked up all day. They were days when they’d gone back to their hometowns. Saying goodbye is sad and strange. Parting ways is never something you get used to. And if it’s a goodbye that you don’t know will be the last, even if it’s just one day’s connection, it’s still bound to leave you reeling. In 1994, on the last day before saying goodbye to being twenty, we said a goodbye that might become the last. And we spent a fateful night that might become the last.”

Na-jung and Chilbongie set out with linked arms. Waiting for the bus and with five minutes till midnight, Na-jung wonders why Chilbongie bothered to take a six-hour bus ride to spend a mere few hours here. He looks at her, his reason so obvious, and asks, “Are you dumb?” Omo. Confession time.

Chilbongie asks, “Why do you think I came?” He says it plainly this time, “I like you. That’s why I came.” He knows she likes someone else and isn’t asking for her feelings in return, “But if I didn’t tell you today, I thought I might regret it.” Through this all Na-jung has been sitting silently, taking it in, maybe not even completely shocked.

He looks up in time to catch the last 10 seconds of 1994, and counts down with the clock. He wishes her a happy new year, and then bends down to kiss her.

Na-jung: “First love, and age twenty. Could there be anything as delicate and heart-thumping as those things? On December 31, 1994, our twentieth year came to an end, and our first loves awaited a new start.”

Back in Seoul, Garbage gets a page while he’s playing pool with his buddies. It’s Puppy Binggeure asking him to see a late-night movie, and Garbage hesitates for a long moment before saying yes and heading off to the theater.

Binggeure belatedly realizes that Garbage already saw one of the movies earlier with Na-jung… and strangely, Garbage hesitates to answer. Then he agrees to see the same movie again, saying that he doesn’t remember anything about it—which is the same thing Na-jung said when she spent the time too flustered about Oppa to concentrate on the screen.

New Year’s Day. Samcheonpo’s father prepares a special boat ride for the kids, who had been excited until realizing that it came with a 5 a.m. roll call. So when the friends don’t make it out to the pier on time, Dad decides to head out with Samcheonpo… just as Yoon-jin arrives. Samcheonpo watches with a goofy grin on his face.

They sit at the boat’s prow watching the sunrise, making wishes. He scoffs at Yoon-jin’s Seo Taiji-related wish, the admits that his own was to have his first kiss. Samcheonpo checks to see his father sleeping in the cabin and says, “But it came true.” And he leans in and kisses Yoon-jin.

Na-jung: “Like our first kisses that we couldn’t have foreseen, that’s how our loves that couldn’t be predicted, our twenty-first year, and 1995 began.”

Back to 2013. After some prodding, Na-jung agrees to open up Dad’s prized victory liquor, which he’s been waiting twenty years to drink. (They’ll just top it off with soju, they say, and he’ll never know the difference. I do hope we’re around when Dad finds out.)

Yoon-jin gets a call from her mother-in-law with the news that Grandma is getting married yet again, at the ripe old age of 102. Oh, she didn’t die? Chilbongie asks about that oppa Granny loved and couldn’t forget after he got called to war. Samcheonpo clarifies that that’s not why they separated—it’s because that man was married. Pwahaha. He says that you can’t trust anything Granny says, and Chilbongie marvels at having been hoodwinked all these years.

 
COMMENTS

In case you’re wondering, Koreans count age by the new year, so everybody moves up together. It’s why in social contexts people only really care about the year in which you were born, since you all sort of age together and say goodbye to a particular age at the same time. So while the West does also see New Year’s as a time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh, there’s an added layer of meaning in Korean stories because it’s tied in directly to the concept of age and growing up.

Twenty is an important year in that it often marks your graduation from high school and entry into college and adulthood. A story about turning twenty would be more about the concrete divide between child and adult, legal minority and majority. So moving on from twenty is a subtler version of that coming-of-age concept, of clearing out the lingering traces of childhood and puppy love, which is a nice expression of today’s theme.

Yay for Samcheonpo and Yoon-jin! Of all things, I love that what opened their eyes to each other was their kindness to each other’s mothers; there’s a lovely reciprocity to that. The show could’ve chosen to couple them up soon after the incident with Yoon-jin’s mute mother, but I appreciate having them back at each other’s throats and fighting like normal, until the romantic realization came to both of them. Timing really is such a key element in romantic love, and it’s nice to see them developing at their own paces.

That’s also the reason for all the angst in the main romance, since everybody’s feeling everything on varying timetables. I don’t think we’re dealing with a lack of interest on any side, so it’s more about being ready to be in a certain place at the same time as your partner, and nobody in the main trio has managed the trick of that yet.

Not that we’re getting any clarity on Garbage’s own feelings, which remain frustratingly (and deliberately) opaque. I really hope the drama explores his inner thoughts with the same attention (and voiceovers) given to the others, and soon! While I think we all adore him as a character, it’s starting to feel as though the mystery of his feelings is being kept up to cloud the plot more than to serve his character. Which is to say, I fear that the writers are keeping him from us just so they can “trick” us later, which feels manipulative and not organic to the story. A twist is great if you don’t compromise your narrative integrity for it, but once you do things in service of a twist, you’ve let the plot machinations trample over your characters. And that’s what it feels like the show is starting to do with all its fake-outs and long, long meanderings.

We are willing to give Garbage the benefit of the doubt and attribute ALL SORTS of possible explanations for his behavior, but a lot of that comes from our affection for him and not from the actual text itself. I’m sure Garbage has good reasons… but at what point am I just making excuses for him and arguing, literally, “Oppa didn’t mean it”?

Not that his behavior is inherently bad. He’s a college student who may not be in complete touch with his own feelings, and he’s not trying to hurt Na-jung. But guys who send mixed messages and then deliberately hide behind a facade of ignorance wear on my last nerve, because could you maybe just have a spine? You don’t even have to take the grand leap of faith or make big declarations—it would just be nice if he didn’t actively muddy the waters further. There’s a difference between being ignorant of your feelings, and feigning ignorance to avoid dealing with the matter, and I fear Oppa’s headed into the latter territory.

There’s nothing wrong with Garbage choosing to chill with his friends on his day off, especially since he’s older than the others and has his own social circle. Still, I do have to admit to being disappointed that he isn’t the guy whose first desire was to join the gang, our gang. Given that setup, though, it was sweet for Garbage’s choice to ultimately be with Binggeure (in a platonic way, though I know there’s an active minority who reads that relationship as potentially gay. Personally I’m not getting that from the show).

That difference doesn’t mean Chilbongie is the better man for going to Samcheonpo; it just made me really happy that he was the guy who would choose that readily. Which mirrors the way that he chooses Na-jung without reservation, without hesitation. And how can you root against somebody like that?

I am excited to see the promise of first loves ending and new loves coming on the horizon, and it’s not because I’m upset with Oppa right now. I could even still support him as the eventual husband, perhaps after they work out whatever it is that needs working out. But in this time and place, I want Na-jung to be twenty-one and happy and adored, and you know what, I know exactly where she can get that.

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TEAM CHILBONGIE!!!

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Team Chilbong all the way! I laughd out loud after reading the comments on Netizenbuzz. Someone wrote that they will start a prayer circle for Chilbong. hahahahahaha!

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really? Where? Can I get a link to that? ^^

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Here ya go~! Just find the comment written by someone named paintbrush

http://www.netizenbuzz.blogspot.com/2013/11/tv-spoilers-reply-1994_16.html

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Thank you :-D

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Oh, it's a comment by an international fan.
I thought the netizens wrote it haha :-D It seemed like the kind of thing that would be said by one otl

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Hahahaha Me too!!! And the craziest part was thinking, "if that works, I'm so in!" then shaking my head and realizing how much this particular story owns my heart.

Any way TEAM CHILBONGIE!!!!

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I am with TEAM CHILBONGIE also! If polls will be taken into account by the writer, I think, hands down, Chilbongie is the One.

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Me too :) I used to ship Trash oppa and Na jeong. But when I saw the scenes about Chil bong and Na jeong, It made my heart melt which made me ship Chil bong And Na Jeong. :) I do pray it's Chilbong and Na jeong in the end. They make a good couple :) Go Team Chilbong :)

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Prayer circle? A vigil? Count me in! Where do I need to sign up? Haha..

I absolutely love oppa as a character but Chilbongie is just so devastatingly adorable as a love interest that I terribly want him to get the girl in the end. Both guys are equally charming, with winning qualities (for once we don't have a dirt bag versus a nice guy vying for a girl's heart) but what makes me root for Chilbongie is his unconscious chemistry with Najung. It doesn't need to be reciprocated (for now) because his affection for her is enough to cover for them. Those moony eyes! Gaaaaad, stares could kill, yah know!

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I think we should have a demonstration--or a trot dance in solidarity with Chilbongie.

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Aaah ...the words i was looking for... "devastatingly adorable " .. he is, isn't he?

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it's not a movie, it's from the music video for 블랙펄(black pearl)'s song "좋은걸 어떡해" ("what should i do, i like you")

it legit took me a minute to google. maybe you didn't know, but you can go to google images and drag gifs and pictures into the search bar~

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Here's the[very dramatic] MV w/ the kisses:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqzhetuJfP4

Yes, that's hwang jung eum.. And yes.. she looks hella different.
Oppa plays a doctor there too.

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i don't know korean but is oppa's name in the MV kim chul soo?

why did i get this funny feeling that oppa won't be the end-game after watching the MV? T-T

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa *squealing directly in front of the screen when the kiss happens

Team chilbongie all the way ma friends XD

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Even grandma is on team Chilbongie! She thought about him for 20 yrs before getting married again!

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LOL!! Halomi is jjang!

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Halmoni*

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chilbongie is probably possibly the husband of najung in 2013...

chilbong was introduced later than most of the cast but in that fewer episodes until episode 10 - chilbong as a character covered a lot of ground in chilbong and najung's romantic story... friendship with najung, finding her interesting, liking her, pursuing her, experiencing rejection since she has a crush, and then confessing. on the other hand, trash and najung's romantic story is STILL at a standstill after numerous confessions from the girl.

answer me 1997 was male lead (also main lead) first love and female lead crush on oppa that failed - but is more of a story of the guy who really knows her 'winning' in the end. although both guys are her childhood friends, one is still closer to her than the other.

answer me 1994 would be interesting if there is some sort of plot reversal - the male lead [chilbong] first love and female lead [najung] (also main lead) crush on oppa failed... a story about meeting new people, having new friendships, experiencing new love that is strong enough for future marriage.

if oppa is endgame, it will just be a repeat of 1997 - another story of the guy who really knows her 'winning' in the end, the only difference is that he is an oppa character. since trash is a guy whom najung knows since she was a child, but thinking about it that is his only advantage - he knows najung longest, so he knows more about her as a result of that.

chilbong knows najung only recently, but knows her enough already... knowing she has a crush, knowing when her mood changes and the likes... there is a long list of why chilbong would/could/should be the husband but why bother listing it? anyone watching 1994 knows already...

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I'm with you

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A guy who would take bus rides for 12 hours, in order to spend 3 hours with her, should totally get the girl! Not to mention his having an impt interview early the next morning.

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Hear, hear! (And he didn't even get to spend the whole 3 hours with her!) He should totally get the girl.

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Aye!

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I agree...

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I like the flow of your thoughts!

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TEAM CHILBONGIE all the way and beyond!!! :D

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Team Chilbongie all the way!!!

Dear PD-nim, If you have to break my heart at the end, break it for a good enough reason. Chilbongie deserves Na Jung now more than ever.

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Chilbongieeeee

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Alert chilbongie loveline team..

there will be a big twist in ep 11. we can know why oppa dont confess his feeling to najeong in the ep11 preview. they also told that first love start anew when oppa say he dont remember anything about movie storyline.

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imo, oppa's not remembering the movie was the big clue to 1997 so far.

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Thanks so much! Been waiting for this! :D

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It is indeed a perfect time to confess! Chilbonggie, really won my heart!

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Scp&Yj's kiss was Best kiss ever!! It was soooo romantic~♡♡

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Did anyone notice that boat was still sailing leaving jets of water behind when they were kissing but the dad was asleep. That seems dangerous.

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Haha. Yeah. They were at a stand-still when he checked his dad was sleeping and went in for the kiss (if i remember correctly..)
Then magically while they are kissing the boat is soaring through the waves, like you say. (I'll just assume that's for the added effect for a romantic scene)

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i find it adorable that scp replaced the coffee with hot cocoa so that yj can drink it too for the boat ride. they're super super adorbs. when he saw her drink the coffee his mum made, awwwww >3<

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Loved the coffee-cocoa bit. But was anyone else worried she would grab his throat and choke him when he leaned in for the kiss? I guess it must be love : )

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Haha, I was totally thinking that Yoon Jin would shove Samcheonpo into the water after the sudden kiss =))

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Also, it's such a beautiful first kiss :)

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Been refreshing all day for this! Team Chilbongie forever! <3 First kisses are the sweetest things, honestly so happy with this episode! Almost died from the cuteness!

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Me, too! Every episode just compounds my love for this drama, flaws and all.

And even if there's no lip movement in the kisses in this drama, I'm not complaining at all.

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Agreed I loved this ep soooo much. TEAM CHILBONGIE!

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Me too! But because I was curious if there was any recap referring to that couple hand-holding that Oppa and Binggureae did in the beginning of the show (2013). HOwever, there's nothing. Did EVERYONE miss that? Because I think that kind of hand holding was a tiny bit too weird for platonic friendship. I know Asian men hold hands (I'm Indonesian myself, so holding hands with same sex is not a strange thing), but not THAT kind of holding hands.

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i saw it and i'm calling it. in the present oppa and binggureae are a couple. i watched it a few times. totally holding hands in a comfy couple kind of way.

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Is it just me who doesn't get tired of the "who's the husband" joke? I'm always amused by the writers' creative ways of teasing us.

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LOL it's a love-hate relationship. I ugly-laughed when they included SCP when he's been officially out of the running. It's like, yeah yeah writers we get it! You're not going to tell us!

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Love-Hate describes it perfectly, 97 is starting to feel like a practice run because 94 has so far done the mystery right. It's in turns frustrating and fun.

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Well...it WAS tongue-in-cheek wasn't it ? I had the same ugly-laugh too...when she winks and SCP is included in the wink back routine , just with the bleats added in for comedy ....

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LOL at the bleats! They just insert it in the right moments. Love it so much (that I'm trying to look for the text tone for it but haven't seen one so far).

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http://www.mediafire.com/listen/o4ks92p7rxj2y48/awkward+goat.mp3

This one:) ?? It's AWESOME right... loved it in '97, love it in '94 ..

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YES!!! Thank you so much, sharu!

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LMFAO! Thank you, I'm going to use this as my message tone now. :))

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I never get tired of it. I'm team Chilbongie all the way but I loved the twist of HaiTai being added to the mix, too.

I have friends who insist Oppa loves her back, and part of the proof is 'not remembering the movie' but I took that just as him reassuring Bing that it would be ok to see it again. Dunno 'bout YOU folks but I have certainly told a date or two 'oh I'd love to see that movie' when I already have...or pretending that I don't remember it so they don't feel bad when they find out I've seen it and we're already AT it.

It just seems polite to reassure the person who's gone to the effort to please you.

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If he had chosen any other words, meaning, if the writers put different words in his mouth, I would believe he wanted to make Bing feel better.
He could have said, "I LOVED it - As a matter of fact, I wanted to see it again. I laughed my ass off."

But to say that he'd forgotten it already? Without the subtext of being too nervous to pay attention, doesn't that mean the movie was forgettable?

I am team Oppa-Bong, btw.

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I love it, because even though I'm team Oppa, I can't even be a little upset if it turns out otherwise, because you see how happy and comfortable everyone is with each other. So even though it's tease after tease, to me it's reassuring to see.

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Watching this drama is like two side of a coin. On one hand, I really find it funny, cute, heartwarming and I love every character to the bit (everyone of them). On the other hand, I really really hate the way they draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagging this wedding video and husband to be secret.

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YAY for confessions (not just one, but two! TWO!)! Props to Chilbongie for stepping up his game, and lets hope Na Jung will accept...

Congrats to Yoon Jin and Samcheonpo on their discovered feelings!

And goddamnit Oppa, you're all hot and all even though I'm on team Chilbongie, but can you at least be a lot more worthy of an opponent?

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It's gotta be Chilbongie or no one at all!!

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I know.I have no doubts on that either. :)
Its so obvious. At least I believe that. :)

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Amen.

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Wow, I love the SCP-YJ. In the drama YJ is older by two years but in real life actor Kim is older 14 years that Dohee.

Still team Oppa for life. I forgot about Najung lil bro? Isn't that he supposed to come to noon house but why he don't arrive yet. I also don't see him in the wedding video.

Now I want to eat all the seafood.

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Actually I got this feeling since about two episodes ago that Oppa and Binggeure will end up together.

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I saw in a 2013 scene that the two of them are holding each other's hands. I know that it's normal for Korean guys but you know... I can't help but think of that possibility.

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As much as I wished it were so (Oppa/Binggrae are my guilty pleasure ship. Their scenes give me so much life!), it's actually just Binggrae clasping his hands together. There's a clear shot of it from another angle. :)

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oh,... hahaha I must be blind then (side effect from yesterday's magic eye) lol...

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Yeah, I saw those two shots too...at first I thought Oppa was leaning on him and they were holding hands, but it's just Oppa leaning (still, he's laying all OVER the boy) and Bing holding his own hands together.

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Crafty camera work, that was.

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Yeah, makes you wonder if the director and DP are lining those shots up on purpose. . . clue or subterfuge or intense fans reading into every little thing waaaaaay too much?

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@aweebit
The second they had them kiss, it was game on, gay possibility. I mean, come ON, writers.
They know what we are looking for, so they are giving it to us. In heaps.

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Really? I honestly thought it was Oppa and Bing weaving their hands to each other..puhahaha! The joke's on me then!

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I did not get the Oppa Binggeure shipping until this episode. Oppa's reaction for seeing the movie again is perhaps deliberately double sided. On one hand it seems Na-Jung kept him too distracted to watch the movie. On the other hand, he could be lying to Binggeure so he can watch the movie with him again because he likes him. On the third hand.... he was just being a good hyung, trying not to make Binggeure feel bad for wasting the movie ticket. Although unlikely given the acceptable kdrama conventions, I like option 2.

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Me too. Suddenly, during the last eps I get the feeling, that Oppa and the puppy will end up together.

And what about a third option. How about Haitai being the husband?!

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thanku for the recap
I love this drama.....so honestly portrayed no over kill apart from the teasing
oh the protest dance, I could'nt stop laughing everyone was in sync....lol
tvN rocks and hardly ever disappoints

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I might be leaving team Garbage. I don't want to, but he's really dragging. I know, he's probably not gay, but I almost want him to be at this point and end up with B and show to make Haitai step up and compete.

Hopefully, next week either we find out what is holding Garbage back (and it better be good) or he steps up.

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What an intriguing concept. i actually think I'd enjoy something like that too.. Haitai would be the underdog and i would truly love to see how the writers would make him catch up and become a strong competitor for bong-a.

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I lied, I'm going down with the oppa/Garbage ship unless Hitai does step it up. If Hitai steps it up, all bets are off.

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My Chilbong/Na Jeong feels were all over the place in this episode.

I KNOW we're only halfway through the story and although it'd feel so manipulative, there is still enough time for Oppa to make a comeback and it scares me.

But Na Jeong's narration about unpredictable love over that confession/kiss gave me hope. Is it really too early to celebrate?!? >.<

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I hope oppa does make a comeback so that Chilbongie can have a fair competition. I want Najungie to choose him even though oppa was there too, not because oppa is gay(which I really don't think he is) or because oppa is being all obscure about his feelings but because she realizes that Chilbongie is the better guy for her :-D

And about Najung's narration- a lot of people actually think it's about Haitai, and the writers could be trolling us when the husband is actually Haitai in the end :O

But the narration, it gave me hope too! Let's hope that Chilbongie isn't the typical second lead who is all sweet to the girl only to have the girl think "I only like you as a friend" T-T

It might be too early to celebrate now, but lets celebrate together at the end if he does end up as her husband, Cam :D

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"And about Najung’s narration- a lot of people actually think it’s about Haitai, and the writers could be trolling us when the husband is actually Haitai in the end :O"

I think Hai Tai is just another red herring (out of the billion red herrings in this show) and I feel like Hai Tai is just an all-around good guy. I was a little worried about him for awhile but after re-watching the past episodes, I notice that there are many instances of being caring and considerate i.e. Binggrae and the audition, telling Chilbong to eat breakfast cuz he needs the energy to eat, asking Na Jeong what's wrong so these "sudden" acts of kindness aren't really sudden and surprising at all, let alone have romantic implications behind them.

And now I just realized that I really love Hai Tai haha. He's such an awesome guy that it'd be a shame if he ended up being the only single one out of the group. Honestly, it's refreshing to find not a single annoying character in a cast ensemble (and the 1997 one too).

And yes!!! I'll bring the champagne and fireworks! :D

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Yeah, Haitai is amongst my favorite characters in the show, though in this drama all characters are amazing so can't really decide on who's the best!

He's such a sweetie though and such an interesting guy too; from the sex maniac to the great friend and I especially love his interaction with Najungie and Samcheonpo. Do you remember when all they did was fight over the computer games? haha

I hope he found a great girl and got married in 2013! A lot of oppa shippers want Misoo (the spunky baseball manager) with CB, but I was kinda hoping that she would get together with Haitai ;)

Lol okay, we'll party all night!!

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How sweet was Chilbongie's confession? After all this time of harboring this huge crush, he finally told her! I hope we could see more of a reaction from Najungie though!

And lol at the grandma fooling him for over 20 years haha :-D

Thank you for the recap, Javabeans ^^

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I'd have sent a fruit basket to Grandma (if I could) for telling him about regrets (of not telling someone that you liked them). I felt that that made a bearing why he finally confessed to Na Jung that day. Grandma was a hoot!

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and the funniest part was that it wasn't actually all true- her story, I mean! But at least it got Chilbongie to confess and hopefully that confession got them together in 2013 ;)

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OK, excitement aside, I am falling deep for Chilbongie. His passion, his tenacity even though he is fully aware of Na Jung's crush, and his respect for her feelings. It is not common to see the latter in dramas, and I am very happy when I see that. When the drama first started I had a hard time choosing between Oppa and Chilbongie, but the latter seriously knows when to act upon his feelings and go straight for it. I am frustrated at Garbage's hidden feelings (I know it's not his fault, but still..) and I really want to know what he thinks.

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"I am falling deep for Chilbongie. His passion, his tenacity.."
I know, I KNOW!!
The director revealed they auditioned hundreds of actors to fill these roles, and the care they took is paying off.

Yoo Yun Suk usually plays the heavies - the really bad guys everyone HATES. To put him in the role of the boy with the crush is brilliant. We saw the passion and tenacity when he pitched the ball at his sunbae's head with little apology, and obviously when he wins game after game as pitcher.

CB is not going down without a fight, and I think he may be the one to get Oppa to decide...SOMETHING.
Could this single-minded determination hurt him? Yes, since your biggest strength set to the extreme becomes your biggest weakness.

Even so, I am worried that he will choose going away to Japan over NJ. Flashing back to the coffee 2013 convo when he confesses "I was naive back then. All I thought about was baseball." That would allow Oppa to stay close as he figures out his feelings...

I am rambling now... :)

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Oh crap, I didn't think about that, and now you're scaring me, jomo, LOL.

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"Even so, I am worried that he will choose going away to Japan over NJ."

Eeeep! Don't go there. My fragile heart can't take it. But with 10 episodes to go, there's a lot that can happen. And it might be a good thing that he leaves NJ for awhile so she can miss him. :) If he goes to Japan and plays over there, then that could be a reason why Dad was hesitant to give away Na Jung to the groom (because the groom (CB) didn't play for the Seoul Twins and opted to play for Japan). Does that make sense? Or I'm just trying to look for signs that aren't really there?

Argh. I said I'd stop looking for clues and signs and I'll just enjoy the show as it goes along. But.it's.not.happening. I need an intervention. *hangs head in defeat*

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Nice theory, because I haven't seen people pointing out that part and if I were Team Oppa, that would've been my biggest trump card so far. NJ's dad is known to go moony-eyed over CB so I thought the fact that NJ's dad was reluctant to give away her hands to the groom was an obvious clue to say that it could be Oppa (well, he could react that way to any guy for that matter but.. there's just something about NJ's dad's expression in that scene).

So yeah, based on that scene, for it to imply that it could be CB something must happen in between e.g. CB ditching Seoul Twins

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I was thrown off by that coffee convo line too! I was thinking along the line of break-ups too. Oh gosh, really hope he gets the girl. Got to check up this actor's other work, he's so subtly good in this role.

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"Which mirrors the way that he chooses Na-jung without reservation, without hesitation. And how can you root against somebody like that?"

Chilbongie is easy to root for, but characters like this who act without reservation never get the girl in the end.

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I knowwwwww!!!! So even though the drama is teasing us that CB seems to have an equal chance against Oppa to get the girl, why do I still feel like I am rooting for the second lead?

Now that my boy finally 'fessed up, I hope Na Jung gets to finally take off those scales out of her eyes. This boy unabashedly, unconditionally likes you... and the guy you love? He's just not into you...

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It's because in k-dramas we're so used to the second leads being the really nice ones that fall in love with the heroine first and continue with a one-sided love throughout the series. That's why Chilbongie feels like the second lead, when really, i believe Trash And Chilbongie to be on equal footing (in that no one is truly the hero or main lead). That's why even if i'm not 100% on chilbongie's ship, it's hard not to root for a guy who's so awesome like him. And if the writer does end up throwing that k-drama trope out the door, then i would applaud her despite being a bit sad my OTP didn't work out.

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K-dramas are pretty consistent in that the lead is someone who is conflicted, either internally or externally, over the herione. The second lead, is as described above, usually the "nice guy" and totally certain about his feelings.

*If* 1994 is following this model, I think we know which character is which right now.

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Good point in the part where you mentioned about the lead being internally/externally conflicted over the heroine. Yeah, that is the general formula.. But I think at this point anything is fair game with the amount of development we've gotten with chilbongie as a character.

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Yeah but Chilbongie is not the typical second lead character... i don't know it's the "feels" that this man brings that makes it such a waste if he indeed is the second lead. On a side note, he's probably the strongest second lead character I've ever seen in Korean drama (and I've seen a lot). Chilbongie:2 Oppa-ya:O in the kiss department, that's more than any second lead I've ever seen.

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Hmm. But In Birdie Buddy the main girl didn't end up with the lead guy. It was the second female lead who ended up with the male lead. So yeah...It's not always like this. Just because majority is like that doesn't mean every drama must follow the canon.

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I know that oppa is conflicted in that he is treated as a son by her parents and all that but that doesn't mean Chilbongie isn't though.

He knows Najung likes oppa, he watches over her chase him all the time while she is so oblivious to his feelings but he acts all the same. To confess to someone whom you know doesn't feel the same takes a lot of courage.

Even though I am on Team Chilbongie, I wish oppa would have this courage and just tell us what he feels.

Wae are you so obscure about your feelings, oppa-ya??

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In 1997 YJ was both conflicted and sure of his feelings for SW, and he got the girl in the end. Now CB is both conflicted (because she likes someone else) and sure of his feelings. Could we see the same ending here?

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Sam Dong (from Dream High who didn't show up until episode 3) got the girl in the end. Who knows, Chilbong, the perfect second-lead-club poster boy might get his happy ending with Na Jung.

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Havent been watching this show( waiting for it to be done to marathon it over a weekend )and its been a while since I saw Dream High but did Sam Dong really get the girl in the end? I remember the parting scene and that was extremely painful. :(

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It was definitely implied that they end up together even though we don't actually see it. But he was the one that she chose before he left. So in that respect he absolutely got the girl.

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You know, I always wondered if Sam Dong was initially supposed to be the second male lead and writers decided to switch things up at some point.

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in prosecutor princess the female lead had a crush on the second male lead and it was park shi hoo's character who helped her and liked her that got together with her in the end

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I love Samcheonpo & Yoon Jin in this episode..... how cute and sweet :))

Team Chilbongie all the way!! Oppa-ya is making me fustrated :S

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This episode made me choose a ship, which I had not done before. Bongie for the win!!!!! What will I do if they actually make Haitai a contender?!

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oh my gosh this drama is killing me!! I love everybody in it... from Hai Tai the perv to cutie pie Binggeure and spazz Najung... just everybody. And despite having been team oppa all the way, I'm getting a little worn down by his very vague attitude. I'm loving puppy Chilbongie because he just places NJ as his top priority, who cares if he has to sit for six hours on the bus and then go for another six hours and go straight to an interview with an important scout. so he's definitely won some major kudos for his straightforward go-getter attitude, and the fact that he just LOVES everything about Na Jung is so cute!!

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From what i saw in the preview, oppa said "i lived with her, i am really a trash". For a second i thought that before the family came to Seoul, he lived with hos girlfriend
And for this episode, the boat kiss really turn me into 13 year old girl who never saw a kiss scene before ;)

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is anyone else marvelling at how cute SamCheongPo turned out to be in 2013? Totally snuggly in that sturdy, I can count on you way that ends up being the best kind of sex appeal of all.

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Why do I feel like the writers are planning and trying to add Haitai to the mix of possible future husband candidates for Na Jung? I seriously hope they don't because I'm 100% positive he's not going to be the husband. I'm totally on team Chilbonggieee! Haitai is my favorite character so he belongs with me hehe ;P

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The preview has left that very impression on so many of us. I don't think he's going to be the husband and honestly his and Najungie's friendship is so precious that I want them to just be great friends. And bahaha yeah, he's amongst my favorite characters too, he's so adorable!♥

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Wow they skipped quite a few months -- just 2 episodes ago it was July with the hottest summer now we're seeing snow

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Yeah, I found that odd as well. I didn't expect to leave 1994 so soon!

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Yeah. i was actually a little sad they skipped so many months but I did enjoy today's theme and i'm hopeful to see what 1995 brings us, what with entering adulthood and beginning a new kind of love.

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Yeah, they even skipped Christmas! I was hoping for a gift-giving scene. Or any holiday-themed episode at all. But yes, I'm excited as well to see what 1995 will bring us!

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i was surprised too, but considering if by 10 episodes we have reached the end of 1994, i suspect the next 10 will fast forward the next 7 years and the last 2 episodes will coincide with the holiday season at end dec. that will give it a really festive feel!

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Samcheonpo, you're the man!

Oppa!!! I knew you were pretending in that theater. When are you going to make your move? It's 1995 already. A new year. Don't let Chilbongie get ahead of you...

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I've been an Oppa fan from the start, but I was underwhelmed by her confession to him. Chilbongie's confession however....that was adorable!!! Oppa really needs to get his act together and give Na Jung some sort of answer. The ambiguity behind his every action is killing me. At this point I actually hope he doesn't have romantic feelings for her. Otherwise, watching him lose his opportunity like this would be heartbreaking.

Can't wait for next week! Thank you for the recap! I've been checking for it all day. Love it!

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It's probably not the the most romantic confession on na jung's part, but i appreciated it after yoonjin's drunken reveal. It's not really official until the person with the crush says it himself/herself.
But i really did applaud Go ara for her painfully realistic portrayal of first love feels and confessions. Her mortified expressions and face palm was so well done I was embarrassed for the poor girl.
Chilbongie's confession was so perfect and i really do love this writer. He was straightforward but not imposing (by saying she doesn't have to like him.. Just that he wanted to put it out there so he'd have no regrets).
I can see why they included the grandma's first love scene(despite it being long) -- which is what acted as a catalyst for chilbongie's confession before the year ended.

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haha I know how you feel. So many speculations with his character. I think I'll be satisfied as long as he doesn't turn out gay..... as some predicted. I. just.don't.get.it.

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Those last two sentences got to me. Ah, to be twenty and adored. There was a good string of episodes where I didn't fast forward, but I must admit I did some of it today with the protest and grandmother scene. That, on top of Oppa's continuous muteness, are starting to annoy me a bit. Samcheonpo and Yoon Jin were absolutely adorable, and I'm actually super excited for what seems like Haitai completing out the love square.

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I love yoon jin and samcheonpo in this episode!!!!!!
Still team Chilbong <3

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My Trash Oppa Ship is slowly going down.

Cue: "I will go dooown with this shiiiiip~ I will put my hands up and surrendeeeer!~ "

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Haha perfect song!(if you're referring to that song) I think dido made the song esp for all those dramalovers whose ships sank.
No white flags!

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"There will be a while flag above my door, my feelings are ambiguous and always will be"

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LOLOL IRL

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I have been singing this song for days, only about Young Do in Heirs - hahahahahahahaha

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"And when we meet, which I'm sure we will..All that was there will be there still"

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Ugh.. I am sad that I have to agree. With the way things are going.. even if the writer intended to make Oppa the husband (which I'm not sure, like 50% chance), the audience seem to be in CB's favor. SO the ship is going down! (I would love to be wrong!)

Even I 100% want him as the husband but I'm so frustrated with HIM..

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International fans are overwhelmingly on chilbongie's ship, but i noticed in many of the interviews/articles that majority of the south korean audience shift towards oppa ship.

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why is that such a surprise though?

heirs is all kinds of awful, but only international fans seem to think so. koreans seem to think it is the best thing ever. *rolls eyes*

although heirs popularity seems suspicious lately - it has a high profile scriptwriter and casts so the industry as well as fans (of scriptwriter and fans) are forcing it to 'happen' no?

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Kyaaaaaa chilbongie hwaiting! saranghae!

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Oh and the ratings hit 10% Woah!
Congratulations to the entire team, I feel proud as a fan!

And can we not cancel MAMA? ;_; I'd rather watch AM94!

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I know. Im so sad i won't get my friday dosage of AM1994.. They're going to air ep 11 saturday but i do hope they air 2 instead just so we're still on schedule (even if it might really suck for the recapping team!)

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Same here. It's been a study in patience waiting for 2 episodes each week but with just 1 episode? That's gonna be torture.

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@ilikemangos I don't think they're going to do a 2 episode thing for Saturday though. Even though I would love that , I think it would be too long for the broadcast.
Maybe that is why we got these extra long episodes this week?

and @Minea same here! ;_; I need my 2 episodes a week dose!!

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It took me 10 episodes to get here, but yes I'm now on team Chilbongie. And you know what did it, not the kiss, not the shuffling towards sleeping Na Jung, but the conversation about the 15 hours. 6 hours to Samcheonpo, 3 hours to stay and 6 hours back to Seoul. What I love about this is that Chilbongie when he first hears that he was completely free for the day immediately thought about "Yes, I have the time to spend with Na Jung" not even thinking about how much of a hassle and pain it was logistically. And the very fact that it was Na Jung who pointed that out to him, him not even realizing that himself, added the extra 'oomph' to the gesture. Na Jung is one lucky girl.

Now that I've jumped ship, I think I'll be with this ship from hereonout no matter the outcome. No matter how valid Oppa's reasons for not reacting to Na Jung's feelings are. I still love oppa-garbage but yeah this past few episodes did him in for me as a husband-contender.

Props to Na Jung who's so straightforward with her feelings. I think this is the first drama I watched where the female lead confessed more than once. I find this trait of Na Jung even more endearing since as I see it, she had no guarantee whether or not oppa liked her at all. That's really very risky but so proud of her that she did it.

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What can I do???
I'm still Team Oppa!
Maybe because like javabeans I just love him.
(Jung Woo, saranghae)

But ugh, Na Jeong's awareness just kills me. How she knows he is just comfortable around her... But did anyone else pick up on those traces of a smile popping up on his face after she confessed again? Before she told him not to say anything and just indulge her crush? It looked like he was trying to stop the smiles, but couldn't.

I don't knowwwwww Chilbongie is adorable and I like watching this couple, but I can't leave Team Garbage. I can't. It's not even of my own free will. He better start getting jealous. Or the writers gotta let us in on his feelings so he's not just smoke and mirrors. S'all I'm saying.

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I saw that smile. When I first watched this episode, I was like, "what does that smile mean?" However if I remember correctly, he was smiling that way when Na Jeong was all acting embarrassed after her confession, and I was thinking that maybe it was "Aww Na Jeong is so cute..." - in an oppa-brother kind of way and yeah I got frustrated. I mean don't get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE the whole snow sequence, but oppa's non-reaction just really exasperated me. He hugged her and all but it was not very romantic.

Anyway, I still love oppa but yeah I... I mean Na Jung (hahaha) wants to be adored. In the end, FOR ME, Oppa's awesome oppaness without any confirmation of feelings on his part couldn't measure up to Chilbong's earnest and sincere gestures. Plus I'm young-ish so yeah Chilbong's actions still makes my heart flutter haha.

But do you know what I think is so wonderful about Chilbong. It's that the beginning of his crush on Na Jung wasn't really revealed. It was just immediately there. He just was already moony about her and laughing at her and finding her adorable and amusing. The fact that Na Jung didn't really have to do anything to earn that, I assume she acted like her normal tomboyish self, and he just fell for her!

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Team Chilbong-i!
So proud of Chilbong! Hoping that the new beginning includes him with na jung ?

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I'm tired of having to choose between Oppa and Chil Bong, so I'm just gonna be team Haitai now. Plus, the way Oppa and Binggure were cuddled up on the couch in 2013 gives me hope that the closeted gay character will get a happy ending this time around.

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I couldn't agree more. They looked like a couple in 2013 (snuggled up beside each other), and they spent new year's eve in together 1995 (like a couple).

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I was on Team Oppa too, but I think I'm finally done and will start cheering fully for Chilbong... though at this point, I really want Haitai to enter the scene and be a surprise contender as well. I can see a lot of potential there, especially since those two haven't had as much time to interact one-on-one . . . and if this season has taught us anything, it's that sometimes those small, inconsequential moments are what really leave an impact and set the spark of romance ablaze.

Of course, if her and Oppa do end up together I won't be sad or upset, but dramatically speaking, I really do feel like there *could* be something more to him and Binggure than meets the eye. He does seem closer to Binggure than the other house-mates, and having a gay crush reciprocated would definitely be a step-up from last season, not to mention a wickedly awesome twist. That would explain why he's so wishy-washy towards Na Jung's feelings, and why they - Binggure included - always react to Na Jung's future-husband-hints, even when it doesn't make sense. You can only blame a red-herring so many times, yet if Oppa and Binggure are "together", and her relationship with Oppa hasn't changed, then they're basically "family"; so it's almost like two nettling brothers teasing their sister. Otherwise, even if they were all friends in college, it's dumb that they'd collectively respond every time she speaks to her husband.

haha, I am determined to ascribe method to their madness; it can't ALL be sleight-of-hand, right???

In any case, I'm still not convinced he's actually gay (because so far all the evidence can go either way, just like Na Jung's mystery husband), but I think it would be fun and unexpected and a very, very welcome change. ^_^

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We're only 10 episodes so i expect them to drag out the 2002 wedding scene along with the 2013 scene until episode 20. That's what they did in 1997 and that's what they'll do here. Better to build some kind of tolerance -- else it could distract ya from the enjoyment of the show.

I've been telling myself that it's better not to pick a ship because i will find myself sorely disappointed if it doesn't end up that way, which, again, will take away from my overall enjoyment of the show.

So for now, i decided to root for haitai. LOL, that doesn't even make sense since it's impossible. (but secretly i am wishing for na jung to date chilbongie and for her to marry oppa).

Also a very short but comically induced scene -- when samcheonpo picks up yoonjin from her bag(?) jacket(?) and she completely disappears into that jacket cause of her small stature. HILARIOUS. i couldn't stop laughing for a good minute.

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Your secret wish is mirroring what I've had in mind for some time. Hehe.

YooJin and Samcheonpo are just adorable in this episode! I decided that I'm just gonna ship them for now. Still in Team Oppa though and waiting for the big revelation of why he's doing what he's doing now...

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LOL at the last paragraph. I thought that was pure comedy gold. Hahaha. They're just so cute together

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Loved that "Where the heck do you think YOU'RE going, Shortstuff?"
I watched at work unsubbed, and loled a while too, then replayed it.
Honestly, could the actor who plays SCP be any more perfect? Whatever he feels is just THERE on his face.
And I love how he can go from looking like a confused-but-trying-to-look-in-controll college kid to sweet sweet man in a flash.

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This episode is LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG. I found it quite boring but then I was screaming when Samcheonpo and Yoonjin kissed. Oh, my ship is sailing (literally!)~ And I'm forever confused of Oppa. argh.

Thanks for the recaps javabeans~!

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Actually I think oppa is not straight & is in love with Binugeure :x .. They make a cute couple too ;)

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I was 86% sure of this - that he was interested in Bing romantially - especially when he went to have a late night movie date with him on New Year's Eve - until the part about not remembering the movie.

I know, I know, he may have pretended to NOT remember it so Bing wouldn't feel bad, but I don't think the writing before that scene set the table for that conclusion.

Whenever NJ says something that shows her interest in Oppa - when she refused to give the phone number to