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A New Leaf: Episode 3

We get our first look into a new Seok-ju, and boy, is it fun. He’s definitely a better version of himself, and the episode has plenty of funny to balance out the seriousness and complexities of lawyering. This is just a sneak peek and introduction to our hero’s transformation, but redemption for our cold-hearted lawyer is looking pretty optimistic. Look out, because our golden boy at the firm is about to get himself into some risky business.

 
EPISODE 3 RECAP

The regular morning hustle continues at the firm, and an associate comes into Seok-ju’s room only to find his workaholic boss absent.

Seok-ju’s assistant also stops by to get the documents approved and notes how uncharacteristic it is of Seok-ju not to come to work. He’s seen him not leave work but never not arrive at work.

A meeting for the Taejin Group acquisition proceeds, but nothing can actually be done without Seok-ju, who’s the lead on this case. The team goes into a frenzy and starts looking through all of Seok-ju’s documents in his office and computer.

Sang-tae and Yeong-woo arrive just in time to witness the madness going on in Seok-ju’s office. The team has minutes before the final settlement deal deadline, and they’re cutting it close.

Luckily, the final deal gets sent in on time. But only Seok-ju knew details of the transaction price, so the team has no idea if they sent in the document with the correct price and how he arrived at it.

Yeong-woo looks into Seok-ju’s whereabouts and figures out that the surveillance footage by his home showed no signs of Seok-ju returning. He also tracks Seok-ju’s phone and finds it heading towards China. Where the hell is he going?

Cut to the hospital, where an ambulance pulls in with an unconscious Seok-ju. He doesn’t respond to the doctor, and it looks like he’s injured his head.

Back at the firm, Yeong-woo and the associates attempt to cover all of Seok-ju’s appointments, which is a lot if you’re a workaholic machine like Seok-ju. It’s obvious how big Seok-ju’s role is at the firm because everything important seems to depend on his presence.

Yeong-woo decides to plan on cancellations, rescheduling, and proxies for the week because he knows something is up and thinks Seok-ju was involved in an accident.

At the hospital, Seok-ju, still unconscious, is put through a CT scan. The doctors decide that he won’t need surgery, but they’re going to wait it out and monitor him.

After the meeting, Yeong-woo calls Sang-tae to his office to ask about Seok-ju. After the funeral ceremony last night, the two went out for a drink and nothing seemed unusual. But when he thinks back, he remembers seeing a text from That Intern aka Intern Park Ji-yoon.

Yeong-woo asks if Ji-yoon is at work today, and he’s told that she’s not here. So Seok-ju isn’t here, Ji-yoon isn’t here, but they’re not dating. Hmmmm….

On her way to the firm Ji-yoon gets a call from Sang-tae, who asks if she’s coming alone. It’s an odd question for her because she no idea what’s going on, but she gets a weirder call on the elevator. It’s from the hospital, and the nurse asks her if she knows a middle-aged man. Ji-yoon brushes off the call as a wrong number and continues off to work.

But everyone at the firm gives her strange looks when she arrives, whispering behind her back. She thinks it’s because she’s late, so she explains that she had a group project for school and asked for permission to be late.

She only figures out what’s actually going on when she sits down at her desk and is called into Yeong-woo’s office. He asks her about contacting Seok-ju, and she says she only messaged him to apologize for her harsh words about him earlier.

Then Ji-yoon gets another call from the hospital, and the nurse says that her number is the only contact information they could find on their mystery patient. But again, Ji-yoon claims that they’ve got the wrong number and hangs up quickly.

After Ji-yoon is excused, Yeong-woo asks Sang-tae about what he thinks the relationship is. He doesn’t speculate anything serious is going on between the two and leaves it at that. But Yeong-woo is suspicious and asks one of his assistants to look into Ji-yoon in addition to the Taejin Group settlement deal.

News breaks about the Taejin Group acquisition, which is no longer in our client’s favor. Since losing the bid to their competitor, they’re going to look for the lawyer in charge of the deal who quoted their bidding price, which happens to be Seok-ju. So Yeong-woo decides that he’s going to need to step in.

At the meeting with the Taejin Group president, Yeong-woo tries to convince the board that he can take care of things from here on out. But the president feels betrayed by Seok-ju. He instructed them up to this point on manipulating the deal in their favor, and now that things are going downhill, he’s nowhere in sight.

Yeong-woo says there is a legitimate reason for Seok-ju’s absence, as he’s hospitalized at the moment, and asks for some flexibility. President Kim still doesn’t seem convinced, but Yeong-woo suggests a loophole for his company, which allows him to gain more of his client’s trust.

Yeong-woo leaves on a good note, but President Kim is still doubting the whole situation. Seok-ju is the type of person who came to the golf course under his request even with a dangerously high fever. Where is he now?

At the hospital, we see Seok-ju’s gradual awakening. He opens his eyes and scans his surroundings. He gets up to find his head and hands tightly wrapped up and calls for a nurse.

Sitting on his hospital bed, Seok-ju’s casual drama watching is interrupted by a representative from an insurance company looking for Kang Ho-young. Seok-ju has no idea who that is but assumes it’s him when the lawyer says something about an accident.

But the real Kang Ho-young comes back and says that Seok-ju lost his memory and doesn’t even know who he is. At that, all the other patients in the room turn to stare at him, but Seok-ju just gives them a relaxed smile and returns to his drama watching. Heh.

During the conversation, the wife asks the insurance representative if they are also given compensation for their GPS and baby car seat from the accident. The representative says that they can’t cover personal items not included with the car, but Seok-ju interrupts them with his lawyer knowledge. Since a car seat for younger children is required by law, the couple can get compensated by the insurance company for that as an item associated with the car.

The other patients in the room compliment Seok-ju’s smarts, but Seok-ju’s attention is on the TV screen, which is now showing news. He notes the odd trend with the Taejin Group transaction and predicts that something’s up. In the back, a police officer comes in to observe Seok-ju and takes Ji-yoon’s contact information for further investigation.

Ji-yoon is going for a run in her neighborhood and runs into Ji-won, the swoon-worthy guy from the wedding. He’s moving into the same area, and she looks quite happy at the fact that they’ll be close by.

Ji-won continues with his move-in process, and Ji-yoon gets a picture message on her phone. It’s a picture of her handwritten contact information and Seok-ju in hospital garments. She lets out an “Oh my god” and heads straight to the firm.

Without Seok-ju, the firm is busier than ever, and Sang-tae doesn’t seem to have time to listen to Ji-yoon when she comes in with information on Seok-ju. Yeong-woo notices her at the office and says that her information must be urgent, seeing that today is an off-day for her.

She starts to mention Seok-ju, but Yeong-woo catches on and leads her to his office. After confirming the picture, they both head over to the hospital.

At the hospital, an elderly man and his wife are being told by the staff that they cannot reimburse any additional hospital costs. The man worsened his leg injury by not staying in his hospital bed and the doctor insists that it’s entirely his fault. The wife worries about affording hospital costs, but Seok-ju intervenes again.

He says that they can be compensated, if the fault lies with the incompetent hospital staff. The nurse argues that the overnight nurses check on the patients three times a night, but Seok-ju knows that last night, they only checked twice.

They look through the shift records, and lo and behold, the nurses did miss a round last night. Seok-ju goes on his lawyer flow and says that this proves that the nurses did not execute their role to the best of their ability, making them responsible for the patient’s worsened injury. He may have lost his memory, but his lawyer instincts are as sharp as ever.

Rumor has spread about Seok-ju’s lawyer skills, and all the hospital patients come up to Seok-ju for advice on their hospital problems. The nurse gets worked up with an amnesiac patient’s lawyer cosplay and scatters the patient crowd around him. At this point, Yeong-woo and Ji-yoon have arrived at the hospital and watch the scene unfold from a distance.

Seok-ju casually walks into his hospital room with his drink and glances at Ji-yoon and Yeong-woo in the hallway. At the sight of Seok-ju, Yeong-woo smiles, relieved that he seems pretty normal. But the face quickly turns into one of worry when Seok-ju continues walking without giving them a flash of recognition.

Yeong-woo instructs Ji-yoon to keep quiet about the whole situation and goes to meet with the doctor about Seok-ju. The doctor says that surgery wasn’t an option possibly because of Seok-ju’s late discovery, but he seems to have a curious case of memory loss. While most patients lose skills from the brain damage, Seok-ju seems to have maintained his skills but lost his memory.

Seok-ju is back to taking notes on the news, and Yeong-woo and Ji-yoon approach him. Before they can speak, Seok-ju says he recognizes them from outside his hospital room; they were observing him. He says that because he’s lost his memory, he’s keener on being aware of his surroundings.

When Yeong-woo asks him about the Taejin Group case on TV, Seok-ju seems to have analyzed the whole case already, down to the core motives of the dealmakers. Yeong-woo seems impressed and explains that he worked for his firm and on that particular case. Seok-ju isn’t sure what side he would have been on, but he says he probably was on the winning side because he feels some inherent competitiveness in himself.

Seok-ju notices Ji-yoon staring at him and asks her if she has something to say. She asks if he knows his name, and he jokes that his name is Mu Myung-nam (John Doe, or literally “No Name Man”). He laughs at his own joke while the other two are unsure of how to react to this new Seok-ju.

When Seok-ju’s told his name, he writes it down in his notebook and jokes again that Myung-nam also sounds pretty good. Then, he does a double take and stares at Ji-yoon, commenting that it seems that she doesn’t like him. Haha, you got that right.

They go to the hospital roof and Ji-yoon keeps her distance on another bench as Yeong-woo sits down next to Seok-ju to discuss his life: he has a widowed father, an older brother who’s a professor in the states, and an older cousin who’s like his sister.

Then Seok-ju deduces that he must have been on the Taejin side of the acquisition case, seeing that Taejin is on the losing end and Yeong-woo seems desperate to get him back on the job.

He doesn’t know if he can play the game-changer in the acquisition case, but he starts to be thankful for his seemingly normal life and smart legal mind. As a lawyer, he assumes he must have done some good deeds.

At that, Ji-yoon chokes on her drink, amused at Seok-ju’s assumption that he was a humane lawyer. But Yeong-woo assures him that he did good work (well yeah, for your firm). He tells him that he will be given resources to continue with his job, and Seok-ju agrees to take responsibility for any cases and clients that need his personal attention.

Yeong-woo calls over Ji-yoon and tells her that Seok-ju’s memory loss is confidential information, and they will cover up his state as long as possible until his memory returns. It seems impossible, but for the sake of the firm, there is no other choice.

On their way back, Yeong-woo asks Ji-yoon again for help with Seok-ju, and she agrees to aid their interests. Meanwhile, Seok-ju does research on himself, looking through the company website and finding his impressive resume with some top notch law schools. He’s going to have to live up to that.

The next morning, Ji-yoon and a firm assistant arrive at the hospital to escort Seok-ju back home. In the hospital room, Ji-yoon asks for Seok-ju’s clothes, but they’re dirty and ripped up from the accident. Then, the assistant arrives with a new suit set ordered by Yeongwoo, and Seok-ju smiles, taking note of the difference between an intern and a CEO.

When they arrive at Seok-ju’s house, Ji-yoon tries to figure out his security passcode by looking through his profile. She tries his birthday and the last digits of his phone number while Seok-ju blankly stares at her. Then, he reminds himself that she’s just an intern, implying that she’s of little to no help to him at this point.

They eventually get the door open with the help of the security guard, and Seok-ju enters in a state of wonder, discovering his own home. He notices a dog bowl and wonders if he owned a dog. That, Ji-yoon doesn’t know, but we know that he seemed to care a lot for his dog.

Seok-ju rests on his couch, and Ji-yoon offers to call up his father, who lives close by. But he doesn’t pick up because he’s at the hospital getting a scan.

Unfortunately, Seok-ju’s home didn’t trigger any memories, and he’s summoned by Yeong-woo to come to the firm. Ji-yoon gets super jumpy at the firm, afraid that Seok-ju will somehow mess up.

As they approach the elevator, two of the associate lawyers see Seok-ju and ask him what happened. Ji-yoon quickly intervenes very loudly and clearly greets them, “Hello Lawyer Kim Jung-wook and Lawyer Kim Seok-young.”

She quickly ushers Seok-ju into the elevator, and of course, the two associates find it suspicious that Seok-ju and Ji-yoon walked in together. Elevator rides always seem to be so uncomfortable here.

When they exit the elevator, Seok-ju heads in the wrong direction but turns around with Ji-yoon’s help. But the moment they step in, they’re approached by the team leader, who asks about Seok-ju’s condition and mentions the craziness of the last few days.

Ji-yoon faces Seok-ju and mouths “Team Leader,” so Seok-ju gets through the conversation pretty smoothly.

Seok-ju goes into his office, where Yeong-woo has placed stacks of papers for him regarding Taejin Group. He needs to have a thorough understanding of the situation by the meeting tomorrow, and he’s going to need Ji-yoon’s help to analyze the specific problem points in the documents.

In his office, Yeong-woo gets a briefing on Ji-yoon. Her father’s business was acquired by a company represented by Seok-ju, and he’s currently a leader of a union on strike against that company. Ji-yoon’s grandfather was also wrongly accused of a crime, and the compensation money was used for her law school tuition.

Yeong-woo is a little worried about her father, but it’s too late to cut off Ji-yoon from the job; she already knows too much.

Ji-yoon is invited for some chicken and beer with her fellow interns after work, but she’s called to Yeong-woo’s office again and asked to help Seok-ju. She seems a bit hesitant on being heavily involved with Seok-ju’s case as a mere intern, but Yeong-woo offers her an official position at the firm.

She asks why he would hire someone like her, but Yeong-woo tells her that this kind of opportunity doesn’t come every day, and working with Seok-ju would be a great learning experience. All she needs to do is decide whether or not she’ll take the job.

Looks like she’s taking the job, as she walks into Seok-ju’s office to tell him that she’ll be helping him out. He replies by asking why she doesn’t like him. Did he perhaps dump her?

Ji-yoon scoffs and says that he’s not her type: his looks, and more importantly, his personality. Seok-ju responds with a smile, relieved because even though he doesn’t remember, he’s pretty sure Ji-yoon wouldn’t have been his type either. HA.

He says that he already knew all the material in the documents and won’t need to review. But the next morning, he’s studying the faces of the Taejin Group board and the partners of the firm. It makes sense because he’s got the material down, just not the people.

The meeting begins, and Seok-ju puts each name to a face in his head. The board members from Taejin Group review how Seok-ju advised them on their losing bid against Taeahn Group and demand evidence for how he arrived at the price. But Seok-ju doesn’t remember and looks to Yeong-woo, who also doesn’t have the answer.

The Taejin Group president says that he expected more from the top notch firm. He threatens to terminate the contract and ask for compensation for his company’s losses. He needs Seok-ju to explain himself and the reasoning behind his advice that left Taejin group with the lower hand. But Seok-ju simply stares at his client with no idea what to say.

 
COMMENTS

I am loving this Seok-ju. He’s still an asshole, but he’s quite funny. And I can see him being a riot in our future episodes. He also seems so much more human because he expresses emotion, and I definitely prefer the human Seok-ju over the machine Seok-ju. It’s a more endearing side of him that I’m warming up to, and I think the previous episodes that showed a stoic hero served their purpose in making this an impactful transformation. The stark contrast is hilarious and quite meaningful, and I’m looking forward to seeing what else will change in his approach to lawyering and in his personal life.

The amnesic patient and badass lawyer combination made me chuckle, and I enjoyed it more than I expected. The amnesia trope usually has some element of funny, but I think the whole nonchalantly representing patients at the hospital while having no recollection of himself – that was impressive and hilarious. Also, his face. He’s a lot more smiley and relaxed, which is normal for any other human being but Seok-ju, and the reactions from Yeong-woo and Ji-yoon seemed pretty spot on. Like who is this man?

We’re still on a pretty slow but steady pace for this show, but I would say it’s still a quite enjoyable watch. I know it’ll get better between our leads because Ji-yoon’s role as the assistant and confidant is guaranteeing some solid interactions. There’s definitely more banter going on since Ji-yoon’s not talking to a wall; she’s actually getting some sass. The amnesia hijinks have only just begun, and I hope they will live up to their glorious potential.

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Storyline is tough to follow, so glad there is a recap to fill in the blanks. Park Min Young has been cricized for her acting so far, but I forgive her...

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I like her here so much more than I liked her in City Hunter, honestly...

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I actually like her here a lot. I think, so far, this role suits her and I enjoy her performance. I also love her reddish hair. :--)

...but who am I kidding, I mainly watch for all the smexy men here... Kim Myung Min, Oh Jung Se... and a hot ahjussi Kim Sang Joong!

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First up, as one of those who found unfit the actress playing the intern, I realize that it might begin to make sense, in the new phase of the drama (with amnesia, etc.), why she was cast in this role. It still leaves some regret that she could not rise above in the before-amnesia phase, but better late than never.

Second, Dramalama, it was not a "settlement" agreement whose deadline was due in the beginning of this episode. As you correctly noted subsequently, the deal is for corporate takeover (by either asset- or stock-acquisition, but the drama does not tell us) and what was due at this stage of the auction is the amount of sealed bid offer from each bidder.

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When Seok Ju walks by sipping his drink and not recognizing Ji Yoon and Yeong Woo... I couldn't stop laughing. It just hit my funny bone I guess !!

I'm loving this show so far. And Ji Yoon has grown on me; I really like her now.

Hoping future episodes are just as hilarious as this one.

( and when the doctors text Ji Yoon a picture of Seok Ju to identify him, that smile!!! Hahaha! )

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Kim Myung Min... so great.

Must resist watching this before finals are over!!!

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Thanks for the recaps!! Also, loving this transformation!

Seok ju reminds me of Ming Dao's Junhao-Dang-ou character in the 2005 series Prince that turned into a Frog: cold, shrewd, and calculating businessman who got amnesia and did a complete 180. But the skills are there, and because he has now the heart, the skills are more effective (in both the smaller and larger scale). Ming Dao is great there as his acting is believable in portraying two totally opposite characters, and I am really glad that same role is being acted by KMM. There are minute details in characters with amnesia - hand gestures, the slight smirk, the turn of the head - little nuances that differentiate the 'new' from the original character that I always search for in actors, but sadly things that also recent actors who played amnesia roles didn't quite get it. This is one of the reasons why I didn't like the amnesia trope since PTF.

But I'm really really happy to see that KMM did a great job in this. He adds little details into this 'new' character that completely separate the 'new' person from the 'old,' and this makes me so giddy. I am sure to tune in for more of him and what he does to his character - especially when he gets his memory back and learns that he's really an asshole originally. Now that the plot is set, I am expecting a one big roller-coaster ride :D

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Hello Ssie~

I think I now know where to find you :-) I couldn't help but smile and laugh a little at the 1st picture, because even though the moment was serious, it felt a little weird to see KMM all bandaged up. I am so used to seeing him being in charge, barking orders, taking charge, a la King of Dramas, that I kept expecting him to get up and be in charge again, in a suit. It is interesting the kind of impressions some actors leave us with. I haven't watched the roles in which he has been funny yet, though I have read about them. I bet those will change how I see him (maybe).

Really loved all the small details he brought to the new SJ. Another quality KMM has, as an actor. Does PTF stand for "Prince that turned into a Frog?" I was just curious.

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Hello Ivoire! Nice bumping on you here! Yeah, I'm staying in this thread and the YAS thread as they are the ones I'm watching right now. The other series I am only reading the recaps so won't participate in the thread discussions (or at least I'll try!) Haha

Hahaha Yes, KMM is funny if he wants to be! And I love the dead-pan look in his eyes, like is he stupid or what? I love storylines like that! Plus I'm really interested in the legal world so I don't really find the episodes dragging, although I agree that the show can be slow-moving to some. All in all, I think I'm watching this for KMM, though some romance is a welcome company :D

Yes. PTF stands for Prince Turns to Frog. It's a really old Taiwanese series, the kind that turns into a guilty pleasure hehe It is very comical and might not appeal to the now picky me, but I remember falling head over heels in love with that series when I first watched it almost 10 years ago (wow, it has really been a long time!) and when the selection for drama is still scarce. Though I still revisit the series every now and then, and I still get the same feeling I got when I first watched it so still, all is good :D It is worth checking out if only for the unbelievable chemistry between the two leads :D

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Hello again Ssie~

I am glad you saw my post :-) Believe it or not, I had been looking for you on the blog. I still intend to write my thoughts on YFAS as we had discussed in Gap Dong. It's just that, you know that pesky little thing called "Life?" Yeah, it keeps happening. I think I will just let you know when I have posted my thoughts, would that be OK?

I am planning on watching this drama, and YAS, so I am sure I will be reading your thoughts on either one. I am just glad I know where to find you know now. I looked for you on the following GD threads, and I didn't see any posts from you (at least not on the recap I looked for you at) :-( It's all good though, since I now know where you are.

About this, "The other series I am only reading the recaps so won’t participate in the thread discussions (or at least I’ll try!)" I can relate :-) I have watched a few dramas for which I told myself I would not comment about, but then the urge became strong, and sometimes, you just want to respond to a comment.

I really loved everything you said in your 2nd #, and I don't mind the legal terminology or aspect either. I see it as something to learn, and I also look at how the actors/actresses deliver their lines. Some seem to just recite those lines, whereas others act as if they had been in the legal or medical professions all their lives, and you totally buy what they are selling. I love it when that happens.

Thank you for explaining what PTF stands for. I will put that drama on my list of dramas to watch (and man, Is that list growing! :-) ) Where do you watch it, when you rewatch it? I am curious about the chemistry between the leads you rave about. Also, I remember reading about that drama somewhere, and looking it up on Wikipedia. so I will have to check it out.

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Hello Ivoire~ We're starting to crowd this thread haha

I'm sorry I didn't know you were looking for me :P Unfortunately, I stopped following the GD recaps; also, as you have said, this thing called 'Life' starts intervening again with my drama life haha I'm glad that you are still catching up with the drama world even with the busy schedules. Hooray for the hardworking us! ^_^

The thing with dramas, especially like this one, is that we still can't be certain if they really know what they're talking about hahaha! Sometimes I think they're just pulling us off our feet with the courtroom cases (e.g. IHYV); even still, I like the idea of learning through dramas (but my learning filter is on :P)

As for the PTF, you're welcome :D I'm kinda happy whenever I explain that drama to someone else (it has a special place in my heart despite its numerous flaws and imperfections) and to be able to convince you to check that out will be worth my while :D I think you can watch it online. As for me, I have these burned CDs from 9 years ago (too old!) that I bought online for roughly around $18. If you ever decide to watch it, don't expect too much and don't mind the standards. Just go with the heart for the drama is full of that :D

And seeing us we are crowding the site already (I'm sorry, beanies!) is there any way we can discuss the dramas outside these threads? I tend to comment in long paragraphs, and that may be annoying to some/most people hehe Just lemme know, I'll head to wherever you will lead me in (sounds like a K-drama line!) :D

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This series is getting more and more polished each episode, and Kim Myung-min is doing a fabulous star turn as the lead. Very easy to watch, always doing something distinctive on screen, making full use of his voice now that his character's personality is loosening up.

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The storyline are quite slow and hard to understand. But there are Kim myung min and the ceo who save the drama and keep make me watch this.They are talented and charismatic actor.Kim myung min the "amnesia" make me laugh a lot.Lol.

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The show is great and this episode is so hilarious. From being a cold hearted to a lovable and funny man. Kim Myung Min is a great actor. Tho personality that is shown by one person is a great act.

But why you recap it so long? cant wait for another recap...

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They have no obligation to recap for us, and they have their own personal lives, yet they are still recapping, so let's wait patiently okay? :)

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Park Min Young is also doing quite well, although she isn't as good at subtle expression as her two male co-stars.

One thing this episode reminding me of: I used to snark on Vikii that Korean women will never truly be liberated until the nation outlaws high heels in the workplace.

PMY provides evidence in this role. She is trying to show more energy and nervousness than her seniors, but she is doing it walking on stilts, and it makes her and her acting look clumsy. You have to be a dancer like Ginger Rogers or a long-time veteran like a lot of older actresses to look graceful hopping around in heels.

A historical point that pertains to spike heels as much as it does to hanboks, foot-binding, long skirts, long nails, corsets, and a lot of other ancient upper-class female costuming: they are not just about appearance, they are about enforcing behavior. You are less free to move, therefore less free to act and react to people around you, more bound to traditional female roles and passive behavior.

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That's an interesting point about the high heels. I also noticed Ji Yoon's shoes. I assumed they put her character in such high heels because of the height difference between Park Min Young and Kim Myung Min-- even in the heels she's still much shorter than him. Does anyone remember whether PMY wore heels on the job in City Hunter?

High heels do operate in the restrictive way that you describe, but they can also have a surprisingly empowering effect. FWIW, as a smaller person and a junior in my office, I often feel more confident in high heels at work as they make me taller. King Louis XIV of France often wore high heels for the same reason :)

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Hello XO,

What does this mean "FWIW" please? And yes, PMY wore heels in City Hunter. She wore boots, and they had heels, high heels. Many actresses wear high heels in Kdramas, I have noticed that as well. I am thinking that it might help with the height difference, and I wonder if it is to make them more feminine? Not that they are not feminine enough, if you ask me. I do agree with Quiet Thought that not all those actresses walk well in them, or look comfortable in them.

Also, to deal with the height difference, I have seen pictures of actresses on a small stool when standing in front of the actor, while they deliver their lines. In those scenes, the actresses are not filmed all the way down, so the viewer has no idea that they are actually standing on a stool. That was an interesting fact to learn. It made me realize how tall the actors actually are, and how short (and petite) some of those actresses actually are as well. And by the way, PMY was one of those actresses they used a stool for, when she saying her lines with LMH in CH. I looked for that picture online, however, I couldn't find it. I would have posted it here.

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Women have been punishing themselves with high heels for decades because mainstream population thinks it looks great. PMY is no exception, she looks great in almost all her roles. She may be short, but still a very photogenic and charismatic actress, especially in the comedy genre.

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FWIW = for what it's worth.

A few actresses who didn't wear heels much in their recent dramas: Park Ha Sun in Three Days and Gong Hyo Jin in The Master's Sun. Both played more "ordinary" characters who didn't have high-powered careers.

So much thought goes into the wardrobe for drama characters... from fashion, characterization, practicality, and (of course!) product placement... it's interesting to think about!

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One more observation: Yeong-woo is my favorite character so far, in a meta-sense, because he is so smart and worldly he immediately calls b**s*** whenever someone does a drama cliche and either doesn't speak up or gets ludicrously awkward about some trivial detail like the male lawyer having the female lawyer's name on a piece of paper. Yeong-woo should visit other shows and step in when they are having pointless misunderstandings and cliche reactions and politely cut through the nonsense so they can carry on with useful conversation.

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He died in Doctor Stanger..
Might be a while bfore he appear again.. Hehehe..

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clueless kim myung min is so cute!

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Jin Yi Han is a dreamboat. I need him as a lead stat! A romcom or a badass drama like Heartless City would be great. He's so swoonworthy. He has like 1 min of screen time and he oozes charisma.

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The last photo makes me laugh, he reminds me of Squidward.

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Oh my! Thank you! I've been waiting for the drama recap but by now I have already watched the sub version :) The last Photo is just so cute! The "Phabo" smile...
I LOVE the drama. The production is sleek. The actors are superb. The story is now much brighter than it was in Ep. 1 and 2 which.
I think Seok-ju wil take up the actress's case as far as preview goes...
Can't wait for 5 and 6!

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Man I loved this episode. KMM rocks!

Where do I know that Hottie Ji-won from Ji-yoon's neighborhood? I only know that I saw him ...somewhere....

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He played Tal Tal in Empress Ki. Did you watch that? He also made a cameo appearance in episode 1 of Master's Sun. Other appearances include Dr Jin, Conspiracy in the Court, and a few other dramas. Any of these ring a bell?

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Seok ju is just such a sweetie. Such a brght naivete and openness about him. Yay, for amnesia. Great acting skills to convey that.

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I really didn"t understand Ji Yoon brushing off those phone calls from the hospital. Some poor soul only has her phone number in his pocket and she repeatedly hangs up. That seems like a serious character flaw to me.

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I didn't like that either. If a hospital was getting in touch with me on such a matter, I would try to get more information before deciding if it was a wrong number! Big fail there.

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thank for the recap. it s helping me to follow the drama a lots easier.
enjoyed visit your page.

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The drama gets better and better. Park Min Young's lack of subtlety in her acting is still magnified when compared to her veteran costars but now that there are more humorous elements, she doesn't look as out of place as she did in the first two episodes.

As for Kim Myung-min, there are not enough words in the world to describe this guy's meticulous care to details when it comes to his acting. He's an amnesiac, but thankfully there's no personality transplants. I dislike when amnesiacs go from reserved to ten times more extroverted as if to say, "Look, I have amnesia and I'll confirm it to you by acting completely opposite of what I am." Instead, KMM subtly portrays little changes that are distinctive enough for us to know he's a different, better version of himself. It's easy to figure out this old version had existed before and how it could have changed to the reserved, cold one in first two episodes given enough daunting experiences.

Yeong-woo is also an interesting character. Given how minimal the interaction between him and Seok-ju was in previous episodes, it was surprising how invested he is in Seok-ju's life, going as far as tracking him down in his apartment's CCTV. That makes me think he had a very big role to play in Seok-ju's life and I'm curious to find out how they met, how they forged their relation, and if there are deeper feelings of perhaps a father-son relation. I enjoyed that look of relief on Yeong-woo's face when he discovered Seok-ju looking physically healthy; was it relief that his pawn was safe or relief that his friend was safe? I want to knoooooow. Gimme bromance, please.

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Yes, yes, and yes...and I will also add that the actor who plays Seok-ju's friend (whom SJ called "stupid") is fast becoming one of my fave Korean character actors. I'm hoping to understand why the other sneakier Seok-ju kept him around.

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He's they guy that plays the Oppa in Mirae's Choice, right? Yep, I like him too. I've seen him in other side character roles and he does a good job in each of them. Very likeable.

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What can I say. Poor doggie :..(. I've already watched ep 4 and I can't believe he still couldn't find out that he has a dog (there is a photo right on your working table, duh)... I am shallow, yet the fate of that poor dog really bothers me... He needs an operation for god sake. That aside, quite an interesting show (I don't follow the cases that attentively, but the main characters still keep me interested).

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I'm also worried about the dog. I'm not sure why he was waiting on getting treatment for the dog, he seemed able to afford it and the dog seems to be his only friend. My only guess is when he said he was going to take some time off he meant to be with his dog but they assumed he was going to his Mother's passing anniversary.

Also, I don't care what anyone says about PMY's acting -- I still find her adorable and cute and with the best smile in all of k drama land. She definitely has great looking teeth as well!

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great drama , great acting ,
enjoyable drama .

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does Kim Myung-min have a really bad cold? I don't remember him having quite such a coarse voice

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Knowing him, I'm pretty sure it was purposeful. Like, maybe he was trying to put across that he was hurt badly and so his throat gets a little coarse now and then.

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Someone on soompi reported that he did have a cold. No one can purposely have that kind of sick voice. So it was a real sick voice. Hope KMM is well now.

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After seeing episode four, the big question I have is... What happened to the dog?

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I have a guess but I'm not sure I can answer your question here without spoiling episode four.

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Actually, this is the very first time I enjoy watching the lead suffers amnesia so much, for in most dramas, the amnesia part would always be frustrating but this show just flips it over and show us the funny side of "being amnesia"

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