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Oh My Venus: Episode 10

It’s time to get down to business—and quite literally, in Young-ho’s case. But schemers behind the scenes aren’t going to make it easy for him, and Young-ho will have to decide whether he’s up for a fight or not. Luckily he’s got some pretty amazing people on his side, supporting whatever decision he makes.

 
EPISODE 10 RECAP

We go back to the campfire confession, where Young-ho drops the bomb that he and Joo-eun are dating. Later the two of them sit at Hyun-woo’s restaurant, while Hyun-woo stares daggers at Young-ho and gives him the third degree about his assets and career. He’s deliberately vague, which hilariously makes him sound like a loser. But Hyun-woo giggles to Joo-eun that’s he’s pretty sexy, which makes up for the fact that he’s apparently got nothing to offer.

Her ex shows up to give her a child support check, and he asks who that guy is with Joo-eun. He asks if Joo-eun lost weight to get back at Woo-shik, but when Hyun-woo waves him off, he mutters that he’s busy enough with this whole John Kim thing anyway.

Ji-woong drive home together and discuss their boss’s admission, and they agree that this seems like more than just a casual thing. They say it’s because Joo-eun is such a great person, though Ji-woong jokes that he feels like his mom is suddenly dating. Joon-sung tells him to just call his real mom more, ha.

When Young-ho defies Manager Min’s recommendation to let go of his personal life right now in favor of the company, and introduces Joo-eun to Min as the woman he’s dating, Min can’t even think of anything to say. Though he does look amused when Joo-eun pretends not to live here, and Young-ho tells her that Min already knows.

The two men agree that things could get bad when Young-ho’s father and grandmother find out, but Young-ho isn’t willing to stop seeing Joo-eun just because it might get difficult. Min points out that it could be much worse for Joo-eun than Young-ho, and Young-ho just says that that’s why he’s counting on Min to help them. Min does agree to pretend he never met her, but she means too much to Young-ho for him to accept that as a solution.

He goes inside to find Joo-eun with her suitcase packed, and she says she’ll sleep at Hyun-woo’s. Young-ho tells her not to be silly — it’s her last night here, so she should stay. The boys are out exercising, and Young-ho gets that glint in his eyes again… whatever shall they do, all alone in the house together? He suggests a “comfortable, erotic night” like Joo-eun is always saying, which earns him a punch to the gut.

Woo-shik and Soo-jin meet at a bar, though Soo-jin is still cold and refuses a drink. Woo-shik apologizes again for being unavailable lately, but Soo-jin isn’t moved, and says that they can say sorry over the phone. She walks out but stops outside the door, waiting to see if Woo-shik will follow, and sighs sadly when he doesn’t.

Young-ho and Joo-eun sit in their rooms thinking about the night’s events, until the boys come home from the gym. Soon after, Joo-eun shows up in Young-ho’s room with her pillow and the excuse that she forgot the last part of camping – staying up all night talking.

Young-ho is frustrated that she insists on laying on the floor, so Joo-eun lays down some ground rules if she’s going to come up to the bed. No hugging, and no touching except hands and feet. Young-ho protests, grouching that he took her clothes off within five minutes of meeting her, so this seems a bit strict. But Joo-eun says that his “your body is mine” rule is over, since she’s almost finished losing weight. It’s driving Young-ho mad, but he agrees, and beckons her up.

HAHA, Joo-eun lays with her head at the foot of the bed and her feet in Young-ho’s face. I don’t think that’s what he was expecting. But he takes it with grace, and asks her why she became a lawyer. Using his foot as a “microphone,” Joo-eun says that she just wanted to right the unfair things that happen in the world.

Young-ho tries to cop a little feel with his feet and gets smacked. Too cute. Joo-eun drifts off to sleep, hugging Young-ho’s foot while he watches her, remembering how much fun it’s been having her living here and how they’ve grown closer. He sits up to see her face better, tippig her head to the side when she starts to gently snore.

Young-ho wakes the next morning to find that Joo-eun has left already, but she left a gift behind for her boys. There’s a tiny Superwoman figurine for Joon-sung, with the hope that he meets his own Superwoman, and a Wonder Woman for Ji-woong with the same wish. For Young-ho, who’s already found Daegu’s Venus, there’s a book on dating.

She also made them all a hearty stew for breakfast, but Young-ho seems sad as they all sit to eat. When the doorbell rings, excited-puppy Ji-woong wilts to see that it’s Manager Min and not his Ma’am.

As she packs her old place, Joo-eun stops when she sees the bandages she’s kept stuck to the back of her phone, which trigger memories of her first meeting with Young-ho. She takes them off her phone and leaves them stuck to the wall when she goes to work.

Soo-jin stops by Joo-eun’s office to remind her of the Gahong Director’s meeting the next day. There’s a smaller meeting to day that only Soo-jin will be attending, and she snidely asks if that makes Joo-eun uncomfortable because of her relationship with Young-ho. Joo-eun just retorts that she’s uncomfortable with Soojin, because of their personal relationship.

Soo-jin asks if Joo-eun is dreaming of some kind of fairy-tale Cinderella ending with Young-ho, and if she wants to leave the Gahong legal team. Joo-eun throws her own words back in her face, that someone needs to do the work, and nothing will change if she leaves the team.

The information that Joo-eun requested on Joon-sung’s past arrives, which includes adoption papers and his birth mother’s name — Jae Soon-ja. Joo-eun frowns, thinking she’s heard this name before.

A trio of haughty ajummas stare at Stepmom at a gallery, gossiping about how she still lives with her mother-in-law even though the grandson is now taking over Gahong. Stepmom gracefully ignores them, though they’re quick to fawn over Grandma when she arrives. Grandma goes chilly when she sees Stepmom and walks away ignoring her, which obviously hurts.

Young-ho loses patience with Manager Min’s repeated reciting of his schedule and tells him to pick him out a nice necktie — not like that tacky one he’s wearing. Aww, Min looks a little pouty at that, hee. On the way to work Young-ho texts Joo-eun and proposes they see each other later, but she says she’s tired and they can see each other any time.

Uncle heads up a small secret meeting, where the board members decide to leave Young-ho alone if he’s just planning to keep the Director’s seat warm, but it’s war if he tries to actually enact any change. After, Woo-shik reminds Uncle that Young-ho will get the Chairwoman’s shares, making him the largest shareholder. So for now, Woo-shik advises that they retreat and regroup. Uncle takes great offense at this suggestion, saying that at least they can make things difficult for Young-ho.

The small director’s meeting starts, and it’s awkward right away with Woo-shik and Soo-jin both there. It gets worse when Young-ho refuses to sign off on a project without studying up on it first, not even when he’s told that his father has been monitoring its progress.

After the meeting, Soo-jin slides Young-ho a gift of organic tea, and tells him that she’s been friends with both Joo-eun and Woo-shik for years. Young-ho says that’s not what he’s heard from Joo-eun, but he understands that she won’t let her personal and professional lives get tangled.

Woo-shik grabs Soo-jin to talk before she can leave the building, upset that she didn’t tell him she’d be here today. But Soo-jin says that they’re not that close, only having kissed a few times, so she has no reason to report to him. He’s upset, but she says that if he couldn’t make it work with Joo-eun after fifteen years, what makes him think the two of them would last?

Young-ho reports to his next meeting — dinner with Grandma. He’s surprised to see his previous blind date there too, and mutters to Min that he’ll pay for this. Then Grandma bails on dinner, leaving Young-ho and his “date” alone. Wow, she’s not even trying to hide the manipulation anymore, and on her way out she tells Young-ho that she’s tired of waiting for him to get married.

Young-ho’s date catches on that he may have someone he likes already, but he claims that marriage is not even on his radar right now with his life being so busy. He lets her down gently and to her credit, she accepts it gracefully and agrees not to tell their parents. She really does seem like a sweet girl, just not right for Young-ho.

Apparently Young-ho’s father told his wife he was on a business trip, keeping the hospital a secret. Like father, like son. Stepmom asks on Young-joon’s behalf what his father wants him to major in, but Dad just says he should study what he wants. Stepmom says that Dad wasn’t like this with Young-ho, and asks him what kind of son Young-joon is to him. She also tells him that she knows he’s been getting chemotherapy for a year, and asks him to be honest about his illness from now on.

Joon-sung and Ji-woong show up at Joo-eun’s new place with You Bastard in tow, bringing her the fancy sweet coffee she likes. They eat dinner, Joo-eun and Joon-sung glaring over their salads as Ji-woong chows down on jjajangmyun, calling him a traitor for not gaining weight. They thank her for their figurines, calling her Sister-in-Law, though Joo-eun says she prefers “Ma’am.”

The boys go to exercise at the pool, and Joon-sung teases Ji-woong for being afraid of water when he wants to join the Marines. A girl starts to struggle in the pool and Joon-sung saves her, only belatedly realizing that it’s Yi-jin. She appears to be unconcious and Ji-woong suggests that Joon-sung do mouth-to-mouth, and he cringes but complies.

Of course her eyes pop open after his first breath and she squeals that they finally kissed, because she was never in any danger. Ji-woong was in on it, and Joon-sung is furious, rightly so. Again, even Yi-jin’s manager is embarrassed on her behalf.

Woo-shik meets PD Go for drinks, who asks flat-out if the new Director of Gahong is John Kim. This time Woo-shik scoffs at the idea, but PD Go found out that Gahong paid American papparazzi to keep their mouths shut about John Kim. He also thinks that Woo-shik knows something. Woo-shik warns him that without solid evidence, this could blow up in his face.

Joo-eun perks up when her doorbell rings, hoping it’s Young-ho despite telling him that there’s no need to see each other today, and she slumps when it’s just a nearby restaurant with fliers. The doorbell rings again and this time nobody answers her call, so she grabs her umbrella before opening the door. But this time it is Young-ho, with the poinsettias that she left at his place.

She turns to take them inside and Young-ho unexpectedly grabs her in a backhug, and says that he can’t stay. He turns her around when she mentions the meeting tomorrow, to warn her that it will be difficult for her and ask if anyone else can do it. But she assures him that it’s only a short-term thing, and she can handle it. She gives Young-ho a quick kiss and sends him on his way, but not before he gives her exercise homework, ha.

Woo-shik gets a call from PD Go that he’s got definite proof of John Kim, having paid the American paparrazzi for photos of him with Anna Sue. The photos need retouching to absolutely prove the man’s identity, and Woo-shik asks how long that will take.

The entire family show up at the Gahong building for the big meeting — Grandma, Dad, Uncle, and Young-ho. Waiting for them, Soo-jin says that Joo-eun must be nervous, but Joo-eun shakes her off. Perfectly professional, Young-ho walks past Joo-eun without even glancing at her, while at the back of the crowd, Woo-shik can’t take his eyes off Soo-jin.

Things are tense in the meeting room when the rest of the board fails to show up. Dad suggests they reschedule and Grandma agrees, while Uncle counts this as their first victory. On the way out, Soo-jin crows about the fact that Young-ho never acknowledged Joo-eun, who basically tells her to back off and mind her own business.

On the drive home Young-ho asks Manager Min to get him the documents of all the VVIPs, muttering that Uncle is more determined than he expected. We see that he did notice Joo-eun today, but she’d had her head bowed and missed it. He starts to call her (aww, he has her in his phone as “Daegu’s Venus”) but changes his mind.

As she unpacks, Joo-eun finds a dress that she’d previously fit into, and tries it on. She’s ecstatic that it fits again, and primps her hair and face to match. But then she grows sad when her phone continues not to ring, so she calls her mom. She thanks her for raising her, which makes Mom all shy.

Next Joo-eun gets a call from Hyun-woo, who asks accusatorily if her boyfriend is John Kim, and the new Director of Gahong. It’s all over the internet, and Joo-eun confirms it for herself. She tries to call Young-ho but his phone is off, as are Joon-sung’s and Ji-woong’s. She runs outside, still dressed to the nines, and finds Young-ho at her door looking pathetic.

She’s just relieved to see him safe, but he notices how good she looks and jokes that he’s at the wrong house. She says she was coming to find him and asks if he’s okay, which just gets a tentative nod. He says he can’t go home or to the hotel because of all the reporters, but Joo-eun starts to smile.

She says that she only has one bedroom, but he’s welcome to come in if he wants, to see something outside of his world. She pulls him in for a hug, and he leans in and lets her comfort him.

COMMENTS

Aww, here we go, get ready for the angst. Luckily I feel as though Joo-eun and Young-ho have had enough time to feel secure in their relationship, and I trust that they won’t let any Noble Idiocy get in the way of their happiness. Especially since this whole Gahong situation isn’t even something Young-ho wants — I think he just doesn’t want to let people down. He’s so sensitive that way… so while he may not care about running the company per se, he does care very much that he not be a disappointment to people he cares about.

I definitely feel that Young-ho’s father has been badly misinterpreted. There’s no doubt that he’s a cold, distant father, but I think his actions over the course of Young-ho’s life have been more for Young-ho’s benefit than it originally seemed. Even when his son begged him to make the pain stop, he insisted on the surgeries, which probably saved Young-ho’s life in the long term. He held his son’s position in the company for decades after his wife died, even when it seems that he didn’t truly want the job (and he couldn’t know that Young-ho wouldn’t want it, either). He even remained living in his former mother-in-law’s home, which couldn’t have been an easy situation. And now when his second son asks what he should major in at school, he tells him to study what he wants. I think that Dad isn’t uncaring as we thought, but just a man who doesn’t wear his heart on his sleeve. But it’s becoming clear that he does care for his children, quite deeply, and he’s growing on me.

While I want to be sympathetic to Soo-jin because she’s obviously deeply depressed and troubled, her behavior is so off-putting that I’m just frustrated with her. Woo-shik is making an honest effort to apologize to her for goingto Joo-eun’s rescue against her stalker, and Soo-jin says that what she likes about him is his sense of loyalty. But then she turns around and cut him to the bone, refusing to even speak to him or give him a chance, because of that same issue. Aside from his office shenanigans, he’s not a bad guy, and I believe he honestly likes Soo-jin. So why is she being like this towards him? I suspect it’s because her relationship with him didn’t gain her the jealousy and envy of Joo-eun like she’d hoped, and that in fact she’s not really that interested in Woo-shik at all. Which is a shame, because if she could let go of whatever’s been bothering her all these years and just talk to Joo-eun and clear it up, I think she and Woo-shik could actually be a pretty good match. But she’s so busy holding onto her anger from her college days that she’s missing the opportunity that’s right in front of her, right now.

It’s really no wonder that Young-ho is so emotionally twisted up, with his family the way it is. Mother dies young, father withholds affection and sends him away for most of his life, and fighting cancer and the fear of death for years would be bad enough. But Grandma, who claims to love him and want what’s best for him, is the worst manipulator of all of them. She spies on him to find out that he’s in Korea, tricks him into staying in Korea when he only planned on visiting, and maneuvers him into this Director position without ever even talking to him, much less asking what he wants. Now she’s just flat-out tricking him into situations he doesn’t care for with this blind date girl, pretending it’s fate that they keep meeting when it’s always just Grandma playing mind games.

And Young-ho, sweet soul that he is and wanting to make people happy, lets it happen time and again. But he pays the price with his health, and he can’t afford to let himself get sick again just to make his family happy. I hope that Young-ho’s feelings for Joo-eun are enough to press him into speaking up and refusing to go along with these machinations anymore, because it’s well past time for him to say No, this is my life, stay out of it. Plus there’s a small part of me that just wants to see Young-ho get angry, yell and scream and kick for the right to live his own life, and nuke his whole family from orbit.

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Love you show ...

Please don't get angsty

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<Which is a shame, because if she could let go of whatever’s been bothering her all these years and just talk to Joo-eun and clear it up, I think she and Woo-shik could actually be a pretty good match.

I think Soo-jin is behaving like an immature teenager. She needs to grow up, get a life and learn to be happy by herself – flaws and all – before she's a good match to anyone. I have no doubt she'll end up matched with Woo-shik because it's a kdrama, but in real life that relationship has no chance (or at least not as a happy and healthy relationship).

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I actually feel sorry for Woo-shik. He did the best he could with the never-all-good situation of falling in love with someone else, but he unfortunately chose someone who at this point in their life in incapable of returning his love. Soo-jin is a mess of anger and insecurities, and until (if ever) she works her way through these, she's never going to be able to look past herself to really care for someone else.
It appears she just wants to live Joo-eun's life, which explains her now sortof making a play for Young-ho. What she really needs, rather than a boyfriend, is a new therapist.

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Well, I don't think Woo-shik is a good match either – I agree with those that are saying that he's not acting like a good boyfriend. He is still too invested in Joo-eun (sometimes in a 'caring' way, but other times in a creepy, stalking way). He's lied to Soo-in several because of this too and essentially stood her up. I don't think he did/is doing the best he could.

If you're still in love with someone else (or still have some sort of feelings for them), you don't get together with another person, because, obviously, if his thoughts are still mostly with Joo-eun he'll end up hurting the new girlfriend. It's selfish behaviour that there are no excuses for (no matter how much I dislike Soo-in). He too needs to live is own life (stop stalking Joo-eun & stop digging up dirt on Young-ho) and be happy by himself (i.e. over Joo-eun).

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I'm with Soo-Jin on this one. Yes, she's emotionally immature in some ways, but Woo-shik seems to expect if he apologizes he gets a free pass. And she seemed willing to forgive him, but then he didn't show her much attention or affection even after he apologized because he was distracted again by Joo-eun. Her saying she didn't want to hear "I'm sorry" was right on. He couldn't have instead expressed some appreciation for her? And then when she spots him with Joo-eun again it makes sense she's upset, since he's lied to her before about things regarding her.

I'm liking her character more and more. I love the juxtaposition of her and Joo-eun--One has all the inner strength and beauty, the other has all the appearance of it. I really want to see Soo-jin find that sweetness and drive she had when she was overweight. Whether she ends up with Woo-shik or not, don't really care. I just want her to feel good about herself.

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thank you again for the episode recap Lollypip!

ANGST i'm ready man! my tissues are prepared! i'm ready to cry it out, squeal it out, & scream like a fan girl at 12 midnight!

- as Lollypip said "there’s a small part of me that just wants to see Young-ho get angry, yell and scream and kick"...i want also to see Young-Ho do that, defend his love for Joo-Eun, and also if deep inside him now wants to protect the whole GAHONG because now he knows how GREEDY that uncle-in-law is.....
i just want see Young-Ho PROTECT IT ALL of course together with the help of the people on his side (like Joo-Eun's specialty in law, Chief Min (love chief min so much ahahaha) SUPER ABILITIES IN SPYING, Ji-Woong & Joon Sung)

- the Yi Jin girl is kinda annoying a bit... was that a desperate move to get or lure Joon Sung? LOL

- Ji Woong afraid of water scene in the swimming pool is so cute.

- Soo Jin i hope you will stay professional as a lawyer. But i do wonder what will Woo-Shik gain from tarnishing Young-Ho's name with the JOHN KIM SCANDAL...seriously? is it because of the tiny lingering feelings he still has for Joo-Eun? to get her back knowing Young-Ho is kinda like losing at that moment?

-Grandma... i hope she is open minded and also accepting of Young-Ho's future decisions on running his life (like accepting that Young-Ho loves Joo-Eun etc)

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I think grandma will accept Joo Eun, since it seems like Young Ho's dad also came from normal background. If Young Ho's dad is rich, chaebol background too, he and the greedy uncle won't need to both work at Gahong.

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Halmoni will likely be resistant at 1st - since her pick(s) was "rejected", but she would be the type to like a self-made, educated woman like JE, and at this point, is just desperate to see YH married and working on the next heir to the Gahong empire.

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Young-ho is so dreamy ???

I like the fact that the main characters are written like normal adults and they talk things out instead of agonizing in their own misinterpretations.

Bravo, Show!!???

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Yes, that's what I love about OMV. The OTP's relationship is mature, never hitting around the bush and suffering needless misunderstandings. I hope it stays that way.

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Except btwn YH and his dad.

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I hope that relationship gets fixed. I really like his dad. He's not demonstrative, he's very much a closed book, but I think he is hard-working and loyal and in his own way protective. I think he has sent second son off to America to protect him from all of the family cray-cray, and that he wants him to choose his own course of study not out of indifference, but out of love - he can give his son the freedom he was unable to give Young-ho as a child.
Also, the fact that he never stepped into Young-ho's life in America - I don't think that was either ignorance or indifference, I think it was one of the hardest things a parent has to do - giving your adult child the freedom to live his or her own life, even if you alternately worry about them and cringe for their sake.

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I think there's something about malice that turns back towards oneself. As Soo-Jin always looked at Woo Shik, his nature and actions with a view to hurting Joo Eun, that's how she would also also interpret his words and actions towards her. So while she delighted in Woo Shik breaking up with Joo Eun after 15 years, she cannot help but also mock any interest he shows in her for being so tenuous compared to the 15 years. It's quite sad, really.

Still love the main characters and two boys, despite the rather flat, predictable plot. (The dress thing, was obvious Young Ho was going to see her in it from the moment she found the dress.) At the rate this is going, I wish they'd ditch the attempt at the bigger plot narrative and just stick reality TV cameras in the house with Joo Eun and the boys in it all day and night.

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Thank you Lollypip! I love this show but I'm truly scared of heading to a makjang mess or noble idiocy...
This couple is too good for that...

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I agree with your comment that Soo Jin appears to be suffering from depression. She has definitely deflated since her early icy attacks on Joo Eun. The scene where she comes to Joo Eun's office to criticize her work ends with a half hearted comment on her messy desk. I think Soo Jin thought that becoming thin and attracting her ideal man would make her happy and it hasn't. Obviously she has issues that she has never addressed and I don't think it is simply rivalry with Joo Eun. Being pretty and having Woo Shik as a boyfriend weren't the cause of Joo Eun's irrepressible spirit, that is just who she is and who she will always be.

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thanks for recaps and your opinion for this episode Lollypip!

i like the chemistry from the leads even the story is just a common in Kdrama.. ^^

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ok, this episode proves to me that i just want YH and JE together, their so good as a couple... that ending was so sweet and beautiful

i always comment about YH and JE and never about others but i must say that yes i don't like CF queen. i don't want her with JS... he's such a sweet boy (and very good looking... though i like SJS best of course)

i was waiting for this recap so thank you so much for sharing... off now to rewatch all YH and JE scenes!!!

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Thanks for the recaps! Not my favorite episode because I could care less for the business plotting and machinations. Other than that loved JE & YH and their awesome relationship. Happy he came to her in his time of need instead of hiding or doing the noble idiot thing.

Kinda getting tired of the girl chasing after Joong Sung. Like being a stalker will work out cause she's famous and pretty. I mean if he showed more interest in her then maybe but he totally is annoyed by her but wants to be polite so it's really getting on my nerves that she's taking advantage. Ugh!

Love this drama hope the business stuff just pushes the OTP closer together in the next episodes.

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Completely agree about the entitled twit going after JS. I haven't been this annoyed by a k-drama character since the sulky teenage girl in It's OK, It's Love. Can't he meet a nice doctor helping - I dunno - a domestic abuse victim? Predictable? of course. Preferable to this girl? I think so.

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The way I see it, they threw in the CF-queen relationship hijinks as a way to pander to the younger crowd. There was probably a worry that demographically the main couple would skew too old, and that their relationship issues - focused on business and family relationships and dealing with past history - would not interest younger viewers looking for the discovery thrill of idols getting their first fake kiss.

The CF queen is a fridge break for me. So trite, so superficial.

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First of all I just love this drama! YH and JE actually talk things out like mature adults. I love it that he came to seek comfort from her! Secondly do we really need that Yi Jin character? She is so annoying! And lastly Soo Jin just needs to grow up!

I just looovveee this drama too much and waiting every week kills me!

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Your recaps are the best! So quick and detailed!

I stopped watching the show awhile ago. As soon as the couples get together in dramas I lose all interest in the romance. I'm a weirdo, I know. But I still really want to know what happens with Joon-sung's abused mom and if Soo-jin gets help for her depression so reading your blog is a terrific way to do that.

Great work!

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Stalker CF girl was getting good in the last two episodes but this episode's scene didn't help her. They need to show more of her heart for people to have any sympathy for her. She is rather cute though...hahaha, think I'm the only one here. Please don't kill me!

Other than that, just praying for no makjang!

Thanks for the recap. OMV fighting!

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Not really believable as a "CF Queen."

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I shared your thoughts! But her scheming this episode was not appropriate.

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Another great episode, a lovelier episode then what I expected. I think we're at a point in this drama that our OTP won't be separated by anything, I really think they will push through the nonsense and pursue their right to happiness.

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This show is really great, love the cast and the main lead so much. I just wish the secondary characters just, you know, become more, because I really like them. Thank you for the recap! Love you show <3

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Been waiting for recaps ^^

I'm loving this show more n more with a very solid showing of what two mature adults going into a relationship that's well-paced looks like. It's what a good rom-com feels like ~ hot chocolate with a topping of mashmellows. Mmm… I could drink this in forever.

So much so that I've given up on Woo Shik and Soo Jin as a solid second lead. Both of them got into a kissy-smooch huggy relationship for their own reasons. Him saying I didn't realize I need more time to break up with you - that's all arghs. Break up and steam on your end of the planet dude. As for Soo Jin - she's using this as revenge. That's why the sidling up to Young-Ho who calls her out on it. No sympathies from my end and no votes either for her 'damsel in distress' ~ your depression really needs some proper counseling and also the self-esteem.

Joo-eun when she was Daegu's Venus then was grounded. She didn't let that inflate her ego or worse use relationships for self gains. For that Joo-eun is beautiful - inside and outside.

I'll take the media blow-up as a major deal for the cultural context. Cos I really don't see why having a Director / impending heir to a conglomerate who is also one hot n sexy celebrity trainer is such a bad deal. Like it's best if your director is chaste and preachy ==' (maybe it's kdrama thing or is it a Korean culture thing???)

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while all the while this otp never have that noble idiocy so far and I hope it wont happen in the near future, I hope that YH and JE always talk it out and comfort each other. so far only small misunderstanding which resolve really quick. can't wait for next episode.

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i hope so too. It'll be so refreshing to see them fighting this as rock solid team

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I think Soo Jin would cut Im Star (tee hee) some slack if he showed any effort at all. Unlike how everyone here is saying she's being immature, I think she's recognizing that WooShik may want a relationship only because he's used to being in one but she doesn't cause his heart to pitter-patter. If it starts out that way, it's doomed.

I believe her that she doesn't have a problem with WooShik helping JooEun with the stalker. But he stood her up and was non communicative and out of contact for days. Those are not the actions of a man that's enthralled and trying to make headway with you. Women not realizing that is how we end up wasting valuable time with jerks along the way.

Yes, she is immature in her dealings with JooEon but she's doing exactly what she should be doing with WooShik - make him work for it or luck him to the curb. (I'm not saying every guy needs to "work for it", but after his behavior, he needs to step up if he wants her and back off if he doesn't. )

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Whoops! I must've missed yr comment. Anyway, I'm with you on SJ and you said it better than what I had in mind. I loved this actress in her role in Mask and I can't help helping her in this drama too. So I'm really hoping that she can redeem herself and find her own happiness. One that is not with WS.

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Agreed. Woo Shik isn't a bad person, really—but he's not that good a boyfriend, either. With the disclaimer that Young Ho is pretty much a fantasy boyfriend, he communicates openly with Joo Eun and makes a point of letting her know just how into her he is—which only makes Woo Shik's repeated disappearing acts and inability to talk things through with Soo Jin look even worse. Soo Jin has seen some of how Young Ho relates to Joo Eun—coming to Joo Eun's rescue or to support her more than once, going after Joo Eun when she found out who he is, etc. And from her perspective I can totally see how it would chafe that on top of having Young Ho, Joo Eun is also getting more attention from Woo Shik than Soo Jin is. He barely explains where he is when he bails on her, and his apologies are half assed. I get the sense she'd be more forgiving if she felt he was actually putting some effort in and not just paying lip service to feeling "bad" about being a bad boyfriend. There's definitely unhealthy jealousy in that she wants what Joo Eun has in a very literal sense, but it's valid for her to feel she deserves the same level of devotion and attention Joo Eun is getting. She's not getting that; she's not even getting the same level of attention and effort she's been putting in to their relationship (e.g. her coming to Woo Shik's defense even though it hurt her pride and feelings). She's totally right that the way things have played out, there's no reason for her to make professional sacrifices out of loyalty to a boyfriend who can't even be bothered to explain why he's standing her up, and who can't apologize properly afterwards.

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I agree. Woo-Shik is being a really bad boyfriend, choosing to prioritize fixing things with Joo-Eun and his job instead of spending time with her.

Plus, Woo-Shik keeps lying about the things he did.

Soo-Jin's behavior to Woo-Shik is entirely understandable, and Woo-Shik is the asshole boyfriend here.

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She's immature when it comes to Joo Eun, clearly, but in any part of the world I much prefer seeing a petty person over an evil scheming human. I really wish they could just talk it out.

She has her reasons for being petty and she clearly hasn't moved on at all from the scars of how she used to be treated in the past - but at the very least she's not using those to justify any evilness (let's be honest, she hasn't really done... anything... Except from the pointless nagging she gives Joo Eun. Let's just hope she stays a decent human being for the next episodes Drama pls don't ruin it). I pray she stays professional because seems like one thing that has been going well for her in her whole life is her career, and I don't want to see her mess any part of it up.

Now regarding her with Woo Shik, I really don't know how they came to be together (since she seemed to have lost contact with Joo Eun for years). Maybe she sought him out, I don't know, but with the way they potrayed her so far, I doubt she did anything that manipulative or whatever. Perhaps she tried and he just so happened to instantly get attracted, who knows. But one thing I have to say is rather than immature, let's just say, I'm delighted with the way she's treating Woo Shik. The guy really isn't giving much effort and he only seem to try once he's done with all his weird spying-John-Kim. Clearly she isn't happy about it, and she is desperate for attention from Woo Shik, but I like that she tries and swallow it so that she can keep her pride. Just because they kissed and hugged a couple times, it doesn't give him the right to hurt her like that. I'm so sick of looking at female characters who are just so desperate for men that they don't give a damn how they get treated, they just throw themselves at the men at any sign of the men saying they're sorry or whatnot. It happens way too often especially with second leads, so I'm glad she's not doing that. Now I'm not sure if her tryna make him work for it is working because he seems to be paying more attention to her but that could only be because they're at different ends of the battle at Gahong. But I don't care if Woo Shik does end up trying harder or not, because I'm happy at least that she's made herself and her stance clear to him.

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I agree. I believe Soo Jin does like Woo Shik, but is so overcome by her insecurity and jealousy that she is going to miss out. For example, the present thing (this episode, right? The last two are running into each other for me. Sorry.) She has so little self esteem and faith in him that when she sees them at the cafe, she automatically assumes that he got Joo Eun a present and is still hung up on her. She doesn't even give him the opportunity to explain, like a mature adult would do. She operates on assumptions and lets her insecurities drive her, which only lead to her misery.

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Thanks, Lollypip. You forgot to mention that that last hug was supposed to turn the attention to an earlier encounter when JE fell against the glass wall and YH came to the rescue responding to her request to bring her out of this earth with pre-launch call- Boarding, Departure. Lift off will presumably (and hopefully) be in bed. Sorry for the shallowness. Let's enjoy it while we can as we await the angsty bits. I hope writer-nim you will not disappoint by keeping it zippy and retaining the lightness. I am not sure about you but I still need to see if there is a link with the loneliness and coldness in the chaebol house with the hinted domestic violence in other parts and the warmth in JE's family. I'd be happy with a loose story so long as SJS and SMA hug the screens all the time.

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SJS and SMA are flawless. But I find the story so simple. Maybe cos the chars, the problems and the territory are familiar ones.

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I find simple but well-executed can be more enjoyable and satisfying than a show that's trying for complexity and nuance and misses the mark (*cuts eyes at Yong Pal*). OMV's plot isn't particularly deep or stirring and the narrative is pretty straightforward, but the characters are so endearing that for me they supply the depth and emotion the story in and of itself doesn't.

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They did good a job in casting SJS and SMA. The story is simple but it was enjoyable, so far. If this simple drama has not been well-executed, even great casts could not save it. But I believe the writer and production will not waste SJS and SMA here.

I always welcome an attempt to bring a new concept of drama, for e.g Yong Pal. It was not flawless and not a total failure either. But it brought unusual concept, and it was fresh. In any way, it is on personal preference. For me, I always love complex drama.

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Yes everyone would also say the same. The story is simple, it's the kind of story that you could watch in hundreds other dramas. But the drama never meant to be deep or even act all high and mighty and forget their own plots.
It's just, I think, a feel-good romcom and the leads are really doing a great job. Their chemistry is off the charts! Love them together!!

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This show reminds me of Bride of the Century with its execution. Bride of the Century uses practically every cliche in the book but the actors really embrace their roles and make the cliches seem fresh in a way. There's a little bit more complexity with Bride of the Century because of the supernatural element, but for the most part it is pretty straightforward like OMV.

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OMG, Bride of the Century is a perfect comparison. Also the perfect intro to K-Drama Tropes 101, lol. But I agreed—BotC was about as exactly what meets the eye as a drama can get, but still had that drama magic thanks to the chemistry and earnestness of the characters.

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It's the opposite for me, I suppose. I like that the characters are very human but they're not enough. The plot is too weak. Sometimes it feels boring and the stakes don't get me emotionally invested. The show is trying but it's not standing out. The side characters are the ones I'm invested in really.

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Gah my post got swallowed. Boo.

At the risk of repeating myself (in case it mysteriously appears again), CPR is NOT kissing! Argh! I really dislike commercial girl. She's basically stalking the guy, that's not cute! I just want her storyline to stop and Joon Sung to sort out his issues with his mother.

Out of everyone in this drama (other than Step-mother's oppa) the biggest villain is Grandma. Her treatment of Young Ho (dating manipulations, sending him away), her treatment of her poor step-daughter-in-law is horrible (but not intended to be cruel - just the usual elder/matriarch believing they know best). Grandma's clearly not a bad person at heart but daughter-in-law's life seems so tragic I feel like Grandma is so callous to someone who's clearly been seeking her approval for 20-ish years. It's really sad because she seems like a nice lady (I may be swayed by the love I have for the actress playing her) I hope she doesn't go evil, I just want her to be saved from Grandma and the situation she's in.

I'm actually starting to enjoy the Gahong/John Kim plot now, as the leads can come together to fight to overcome their obstacles. I have high hopes for how this will turn out, I really hope that the writers won't let me down.

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Agree about stepmom. I really kind of want her and Joo Eun to become best buds. She needs someone in her corner, and Joo Eun would be perfect.

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Words can't express the feels I got watching this episode! Esp for YH! SJS did such a great job delivering the emotions that YH must've felt inside; facing those evil demons and the struggle to protect his personal life.

I said this once but I'll say this again. I was one of those who didn't give a crap about the corporate world. It's not just overdone in Kdramas but in pretty much every other Asian dramas I've seen my whole entire life. But this one really kept me at the edge of my seat! I'm really anticipating how YH is going to ousts those demons!

And I also have a lot to say about the other supporting characters. I pitied YH's stepmom and I admire how much effort she put into being the obedient wife. She certainly deserves better things for keeping up with that family.

Also, I'm probably the only one who is happy with how SJ acted towards WS. I don't know if she's on the road to redemption but it's good seeing WS starting to lose all that he has. Yes he made the effort to apologise but it's quite easy to make apologising a habit even when you don't really mean it. I may be wrong, and I don't mind being wrong. Perhaps SJ's beginning to realise how much of a jerk WS is but she's too much of an airhead to admit. So I see what she's doing as a favour to YH & JE but she just can't stop being mean to JE because that's how she has been.

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I love SJS and SMA in here and their chemistry is great!

But..

I kinda disappointed that this drama seems to make it so obvious that the story about the main leads and only make them interesting to watch.

Second leads? not even interesting. I feel sad for Yoo In Young because her talent seems to be wasted. I feel sad for Sung Hoon too.

Stalker girl? Her character at least should be likeable, but for now she is not more than being annoying. I am thinking if her character given at the right actress, maybe she will be likeable more. Actresses like Lee Yoo Bi, Kim So Eun or Kim Seul Gi will definitely make this character sweet and likeable but I dont think they should be wasted here.

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I'm probably late to the game but I continue to be impressed by how subtle So Ji Sub's acting is. His face says so much with a brief twitch of his mouth and when [his character] hugged Joo Eun at the end, you could feel his exhaustion by looking at his eyes, as well as the relief he felt by having someone like Joo Eun at his side.

I also found it interesting when Soo Jin commented to Woo Shik that she doesn't have to tell him everything because all they've done is hugged and kissed. If you ignore the physical nature of Young Ho's and Joo Eun's trainer-client relationship, all Young Ho and Joo Eun have done is hugged and kissed but there's a friendship at the root that makes their relationship so much more complete in comparison. Maybe I just have a fondness for Sassy Go Go, but I'd like to think that Young Ho's and Joo Eun's relationship is the "adult" version of Kim Yeol's and Yeon Doo's.

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Great observation about the 'only hugged and kissed' a few times! One relationship is doomed for sure.

This show likes to pick up a theme later and close a circle (e.g. 'Boarding. Departing.'). Like in the bedroom scene. She didn't only say, that her body isn't his, she also mentioned, that he shouldn't have said, that she can't say No.
Considering the tremendous outrage these words created, it's funny to see, how nobody mentioned how she countered them in this ep.

Yesterday I started to rewatch parts of ep 1 and 2 and guess who is in the CF in the TV, while JE is sleeping in front of it. Korean Snake's 'stalker', with a Diet CF no less. And in the scene after JE discovered she was cheated on, she walks along the Losir Bar which becomes a Loser Bar. Whose CF cardboard is in the window changing her face to a pity one? Same stalker girl.

This show is fun!

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You know, there were so many flashbacks this episode that I was expecting a break up. I was truly surprised he stood by her or their relationship. And even more shocking they are actually suportive and understanding

Have I been traumatized by so many plots that I do not believe that episode 11 and 12 will be happy?

But honestly the campfire confession was one of the best confession ever.Even I screamed. I cannot get over the actually mature male lead. Surely the writer will succumb to netizen pressure and start derailing the story won't she?

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Yes, during this ep they hinted at some misunderstandings. She never saw him looking her way during the dramatic entry of the company, but vice versa he never saw her looking, too. Then he hesitated to call her and she waited for his call instead of calling him herself.

But these tiny signs of trouble were quickly resolved, when he came to her apartment after the scandal broke loose. One last flicker of doubt or jealousy (You must be going somewhere nice looking like this!), but then she found the right words and embraced him, grounded him and made him feel safe and loved.

This couple is the best I've seen in Kdrama. Love, love, love them.

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I have to say I'm way more creeped out by Yi Jin's stalking and harassment than anything. Like pretending you're drowning so you can get a kiss out of him is the epitome of childishness but also veering into harassing the guy. If he's cringing at having to do mouth to mouth, he's REALLY not interested and I hope someone calls her out on this bs because it's not cute. It was tolerable and funny before but ugh.
In other news, JE and YH are adorable. I love how they're getting to know each other and solidifying their relationship emotionally. I get the feeling it's going to make YH stronger having someone like JE by his side that he knows he can trust implicitly.
Soo-jin definitely sounds more immature that anything in regards to JE. Like she wants JE to pay attention to her. I don't really think her thing with WS is all on her though because he doesn't really share with her. I get the idea that she thought he'd be more confiding in her and his whole side plot with the uncle just gives her the impression that he's not over JE. I dunno, I know he tries, but he's also not that honest. And she's depressed and insecure so she can't really handle that.

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The stalker girl is the clumsy attempt to include some comedy to resolve some of the heavier stuff in the show, but she still is the biggest flaw of this show.

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Yep - it's a weak, clumsy attempt to include additional humor (there has been enough humor w/o her annoying character) - and takes away from rather adding anything to the show.

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Would've been entertaining had it been someone like Tae Yi Ryung from the Master's Sun. She was just as forward as this CF girl and yet she was spunky and lovable at the same time

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I was thinking the exact same thing! Because she never crossed boundaries like this. She never stalked him outside of work or pulled this kind of stunt. She was more like a harmless puppy than creepy clumsy stalking.

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I wasn't impressed either. It was the first time I was annoyed by her character.

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Please allow me one remark on SJS's weight. He is soooo skinny, it's becoming frightening (see the last picture before the comments). He's so haggard in this show.
Thinking of the usual shooting schedule and everybody losing weight because they work around the clock in Kdramaland, how is he supposed to look in a couple of weeks? I bet he is in his low 60 kilograms right now, will he end up in the high 50s?!
That is not healthy and I'm really looking forward to see Yeong Ho eat rice and soups cooked by his Daegu Venus to taste everything life has to offer.

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He is not sooooo skinny. He has muscular body as we can see in 1st episode in bathtub scene. But he lost 7 kgs weight (he said in one of his interviews) for this drama and I do agree with you, he has to taste the sweetness of life and eat more rice...

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The camera adds 10 pounds, he always wears several layers of clothing (T-shirt, hoodie, sweatshirt and a jacket) without looking big, he got no body fat at all, as we could witness several times, so in my book he is too skinny to be really healthy. But, as Joon-Sung aka Korean Snake said in the show, it's his way to make a living.

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so ji sub's body is muscular but his face got really skinny, like he looks like he's about to break :(( hopefully when the drama's done he can eat again and gain some weight back

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Had written before that wasn't thrilled w/ the whole Gahong power struggle/corporate machinations as it hasn't been of much interest thus far - but there is an interesting angle now.

SJ works for the law firm that represents YH's interest so she is on opposing sides w/ her boyfriend (who has been disappointing her).

Will WS be a cad and ask SJ to betray her legal duty to her client or will he respect that boundary?

And if asked, will SJ go along w/ it or stick to her duty?

Their rocky relationship has also gotten interesting.

Was SJ drawn to WS b/c of it was a way at getting back at JE for her supposed "betrayal" or was WS the "knight in shining armor" that she had a crush on ever since WS gave that a-hole blind-date what he deserved?

On the other side, is WS really trying to make things work out w/ SJ - or is his lingering feelings for JE (esp. now that Daegu's Venus is back) preventing him from totally committing himself?

YH's dad seems to be a decent person - just keeps thing WAY to close to the vest where his entire family, including his wife, feel ignored and misinterpret his actions or lack of actions.

Step-mom is also a decent person - hope that grandma's cold-treatment doesn't turn her into the "darkside" by joining forces w/ her a-hole brother (who probably only got to be at his position w/ Gahong due to his sis); also, the actress playing step-mom is very attractive and a good actress (btw, what is up w/ uncle's hair? - that messy look is maybe passable for someone younger, but not at his age).

For someone being at a JR exec position, WS seems to be included awfully a lot in the meetings.

As an aside, while SJ may hold an exec position at the law firm, she wouldn't be making the coin to afford the Maserati she drives.

Wonder why Joon-sung drives a decrepit, old Kia SUV.

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Agreed! They're tying everyone in now into the whole Gahong conflict and it's becoming more intriguing. At first I really didn't see the point of Woo Shik being involved in Uncle's plans, but now that it adds some sort of catalyst to the side plot of Woo Shik and Soo Jin, I'm all up for it. I REALLY really hope she stays professional cause she really seemed to have been a smart girl all along and has a good career, I don't want her to ruin any part of it. Because heck, we just can control whether another person loves us or not, but we sure as hell can keep studying and work hard to be a Deputy President, so she better not screw it up.

Ah, and that is a sweet ride she's driving, either she is just a really really established and exceptional lawyer or yknow, Coachnim isn't the only rich kiddo out there.

I hope stepmom don't go evil too. She seemed to have been Grandma's puppet for far too long and now Grandma is just kicking em out like that, ugh. But I don't want to watch Jin Kyung turn evil, nooooOooOOoo. Her son seems to be a genius anyway, hope he makes it in life without having to fight for the company and make his mommy happy.

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*we just cannot control whether a person loves us or not

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I feel like the stalker incident now this whole jonh kim reveling all are just ways to keep them together living under one roof *cough*more cute erotic moments* (I'm not complaining) but so ji sub really holding hands and sleep in masters sun,previous eps in this too and now just feet its funny .I freaking love their matured yet cutey childish relationship.

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Oh wow, soo jin needs a life and she needs to be able to be happy on her own.
So annoying.
Cf queen has hit a low for me,it might seem cute but imagine you are at the receiving end of this behaviour, having to kiss someone when you have zero intrest in them.

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GUYS TEASER
Episode 11 preview!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ePLySDYyTk

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Thanks jmc!

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Holy crap, Henry in swim trunks, and that boy is so ripped! He also does not skip Leg Day. I was really not expecting that.

I am really worried about Grandma. She is going to Be A Problem. I am not seeing her liking Shin Min Ah's character and I'm not seeing SMA's character backing down 1 inch from her.

Also I am really pissed at Soo-jin. She has got some serious issues. It's pretty clear to me she's going to try to make a play for Young-ho because she wants to drive a wedge in between him and our Venus. It's like, sorry lady if you start dating a cheater don't be shocked when he's not very faithful to you, either.

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Isn't Soo-Jin behaving like that because she thinks Woo-Shik was giving Joo-Eun a gift when she saw them at the the coffee shop? She thinks he's trying to have his cake and eat it too. Girl, take it up with him then.
What I like about this show is that there are a lot of people, and some of them make bad choices, but no one is really a bad person. Even though Uncle is smarmy, he's really worried about his sister and nephew. It seems like he's doing what he's doing so that they don't get screwed over by this family.
It's very human.

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Totally agree. I thought the same thing about Soo Jin. The guy was putting her on the back burner for a while. She was always the one waiting. But he seems to have genuine care for her. They need to communicate.

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Am I the only person who's curious about what Im star said to Young Ho when Joo Eun was hospitalized?

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Thanks for the recap!!

Soo happy the angst hasn't started yet and I'm really not looking forward to it. Joo Eun and Young Ho have such a supportive and healthy relationship; it's a shame if stupid company politics and pressure from his family ruins it. I also agree with you about the father. When he told his wife that his son could major in whatever he wanted I thought "wow, that's one lucky kid." Instead, the mother took it as a sign of disinterest??? Her comment about Young Ho being raised differently was also annoying because she doesn't appear to know anything about him. I'm sorry if it sounds cruel, but I have no sympathy for her. She got married, had a wonderful son, and is rich so why is she walking around crying after the Chairwoman? Because she wants her son to have a grandmother???

As for Soo Jin, I don't really mind her because it's clear she has no effect on Joo Eun or Young Ho. As for her rejection of Woo Shik; I think we all saw that coming from a mile away. Their relationship doesn't seem healthy. She's clearly insecure and him ignoring her and then saying sorry only increased them. I also think it's pretty clear to her that he's not as interested in her as he was in Joo Eun.

Anywho, Daegu's Venus and Young Ho fighting!!!

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Not sure about you guys but I love how k drama has changed up there romcom style. more scene on the main couple, no dragging out the plot. Just straight and simple. I think for 16 episode drama should be light in the plot and more screen time of the couple. For plot concerns I would aim for 20 episode. I also notice the drama been more attention on the message of what the drama wants us to see. Rather than just watching it due to plot, story line..

As for our main couple. .they have to win the most natural and realistic award. So refreshing to see this because we're always expose to the push and pull n dragged out feelings. Them two knew what they want and never hesitate. .just went with the flow. Would be a dream come true if they dated real life. And I love how she support him yet respect his space. And she makes the move!! Cross finger be a good ending. This is also my first time watching them. Now is my favorite couple :).

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The more I see of Yi-jin, the more I want to stab my hand with a fork.

I stopped watching the drama a little while back, but even with just an image and a few lines of text, she invokes the same amount of disdain I had for her when I actually watched her shenanigans play out. And the fact that Ji-woong is now apparently /helping/ her now? *shudders*

Granted, a lot of the discomfort I feel around her would probably have been lessened if it was shown that Joon-sung seemed to like this girl in a romantic sense, but he's clearly not into any of this. And even assuming that he /was/ okay with this and liked her, if Yi-jin's character wasn't said to have been a "CF queen" and in the industry herself, she could easily pass as a sasaeng fan.

I know this show is probably just trying to attempt humour and a lighter tone with Yi-jin, Joon-sung, and Ji-woong, at least compared to everyone else, but in my mind, Yi-jin's storyline so far pretty much just boils down to "hey, if you just stalk and harass your senpai long enough, they'll notice you and you'll (possibly) be dating soon enough!" But seeing as this is only episode 10 and we may be heading into angst-ville, there's still a chance for the show to address her and this whole situation, so I'll try and keep my fingers crossed.

skelly mentioned this, that Yi-jin might have been a way to bring in younger audiences. If that is the case, it seems they've forgotten about the power of bromance and the fact that they have a more endearing version of the 'vibrant puppy' character in Ji-woong. Joon-sung + Ji-woong growing as friends while Young-ho's away, with Ji-woong possibly maturing a tad thanks to Joon-sung's influence and Joon-sung learning to loosen up a little thanks to Ji-woong would have been lovely to watch. Maybe throw in some added innuendo riddled dialogue and a little "Ho Yay," and you would have been good to go. You've got Young-ho developing as a character, why not his two pals? (And as cute as Ji-woong can be, Joon-sung at least has his mother storyline going for him. Ji-woong doesn't have much of anything beyond "Ma'am! Ma'am! Ma'am!" and being a consistent source for some of the show's comedic relief, which is a shame.)

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I thought Yi Jin was alright before but in this episode she made me a bit annoyed. The show is doing okay in my opinion but it's just not enough. I think the writing is a little weak but perhaps the plot is going to pick up from here on out.

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If I missed someone mentioning it in the comments, I apologize.

Was I the only person who started cracking up when her friend started grilling him, because I was thinking this was a nod to another drama?

Different genre, plus it's not the friend dragging off just the guy to the coffee shop, but still...

No one else thought of the bit from Queen In-Hyun's Man?

I was waiting for her to ask what his parents did for a living and if the roof on his house had tiles.

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I was thinking the same too!!LOL

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So glad I wasn't the only one!

And now, of course, I started watching Queen again. =D

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I love this drama! The cute and funny scenes of SJS & SMA are awesome!

In this episode I love the scenes of the meeting at Gahong. The intensity shown in the "mise en scene" was epic, the ice atmosphere, the music... everything was executed to perfection!!
I want also say that contrary to other Kdramas the chaebol girl in blind-date scene seems a thoughtful and nice person and I like Young Ho gentle behavior toward her.
And the ending song was so beautiful!
Healing couple, Fighting!

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whwhn are young ho and daegu venus going to have hot sex !?!?

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Wow im so loving this drama and i really love your recaps am in Africa so i relyon recaps and later watch on YouTube.

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New to the comment area but I am a long time lover of DB.

I'm loving this drama. It is so simple, yet an adult show. I love the writers and hope they keep up the good work. The action is being played out so well by all the main characters. And I know I'm biased, but So Ji-Sub just keeps looking better the more he ages!!!!

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And am so waiting for their "erotic long night"!! haha

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Impatiently waiting for episode 11&12 recaps

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I like that in this show the characters feel like human beings with their own issues and reasons. However, the drama has failed to standout for me. Because of the ambiguity and mystery I just don't feel the stakes, especially with the company and the whole John Kim saga. The show can do better. It has great actors but the plot is too thin. I'm going to keep watching but I wait for the tie when things get going. Step it up writer-nim.

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Super love this show. The cast is perfect. Plot is necessary and lovely. Great job to the whole team! Thanks Dramabeans for the great reviews!

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