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Entertainer: Episode 6

Getting the group together is only the first of many hurdles for the Dddanddara Band, especially when KTOP is determined to keep them from debuting at all costs. Unless something changes, they have no hope going up against such a powerful nemesis. Seok-ho will have to do some serious soul-searching about the kind of man he’s been, and the kind of man he wants to be from now on.

EPISODE 6 RECAP

Ha-neul finds Seok-ho sitting under a lighthouse, and he tells him that he and Geu-rin have moved to Seoul. The whole band is living together, and they’re all waiting for him to come back and guide them.

He tells Seok-ho that he thought he was right, that KTOP wouldn’t leave them alone and that Seok-ho would blame himself. But he says that he still wants to sing, and he still wants to do it with Seok-ho as his producer. He says that he trusts Seok-ho to come back, and that they all miss him, and he leaves Seok-ho to his thoughts.

Ha-neul gets jealously cranky when Geu-rin peppers him with questions about Seok-ho, but she says she’s just anxious for him to return so they can start making music. Ha-neul doesn’t want to tell the others he found Seok-ho yet, to give him time.

The boys get part-time jobs while they wait, and Seok-ho spends his time watching the boats and thinking about Ha-neul’s visit.

Then one day, as Joo-han is heading to work, he hears a voice behind him: “How have you been?” It’s Seok-ho, he’s back! Joo-han actually seems glad to see him, even if it’s only because life is more interesting with a rival to challenge you.

Seok-ho tells Joo-han that Ddanddara Band will be getting started, and that he knows Joo-han will try to stop them. He gave Joo-han a hard time when they worked together, so Seok-ho figures all’s fair, and tells him to bring it on. He also promises that he’ll be working hard to to clear Ha-neul’s name, and warns Joo-han to prepare himself. Gauntlet. Thrown.

Seok-ho looks less confident when he gets to the Mango studio, though seeing the sign back up makes him smile. Min-joo is there, and she cries when she sees him, but she just cutely sniffles that she’s hungry. Seok-ho tells her to let her emotions out if she misses him that badly, and thanks her sweetly.

Geu-rin and the boys all get a text at the same time from Seok-ho, telling them to meet him at the Mango office. They react with varying degrees of surprise and happiness, then Geu-rin tells them all to eat, now, they gotta go.

Seok-ho looks stern when they arrive, and it throws the guys off — is he angry? He finally turns to them with a smile, and awww, Kyle is the first to start sniffling. It’s adorable, and the others can’t help teasing him.

Seok-ho thanks them for waiting for him, but warns them not to think this means he’s going to be nicer to them. Kyle complains that he’s awful, after making them suffer waiting for him for six months (whoa, he was gone that long??), but Seok-ho just chuckles and gives everyone hugs.

Later Seok-ho asks Geu-rin for a report, as manager of the band, and he praises her for taking Kyle’s side when he got in the fight. He gives her a candy apple, the reward he promised for giving Ha-neul the box with the Nirvana album in it, and praises her again for keeping everyone together while he was gone.

Ha-neul sees Seok-ho giving Geu-rin a pat on the head for a job well done, and he pretends to wipe something off her hair later, just to be the last one to touch her. So cute.

Min-joo pronounces the song that Kyle and Ha-neul wrote to be worth producing, which means they need to find a drummer. Geu-rin says she’s been checking out small clubs for their first performance, but Seok-ho is determined to make their debut on a large stage.

Seok-ho asks Ha-neul why he’s not in college — is he using the band as an excuse to coast? Ha-neul shrugs that he tried out for music school but failed, guessing it was his record that made them turn him down. Seok-ho promises to clear his name… not because he’s special, but because he’s innocent.

Next Seok-ho visits his parents, who run a restaurant, and who gave Yeon-soo a job when he needed one. Seok-ho and Yeon-soo walk home together and Kyle repays the money Seok-ho gave him when he disbanded Ddanddara, insisting when Seok-ho tries to decline.

Seok-ho goes to Man-shik’s to stay the night and almost gets decked by Man-shik in a tiger kigurumi costume wielding a Spiderman doll as a weapon, hee. Man-shik fusses at him for disappearing then wanting a place to stay, but eventually relents.

Geu-rin works on cleaning their practice studio while Kyle complains about the literal egg crates on the walls, though Yeon-soo stays positive as usual. Seok-ho hates the place and calls the owner to voice his displeasure, but he runs into Mr. Byun outside before he reaches him by phone. It turns out they know each other — Mr. Byun used to work for KTOP.

Hilariously, Seok-ho doesn’t realize Mr. Byun is the studio’s owner until he starts ranting about how awful the place is, oops. He’s highly amused to hear that Mr. Byun distributes meditation tapes and religious music for a living now.

He heads to a music store and happens to hear someone banging away on a set of drums, and follows the sound to find a kid playing the drums with a huge grin on his face. He watches as the kid lies to his mother that he’s buying books for school, and once he’s gone, Seok-ho asks the store owner who he is.

He’s a Seoul University student, who isn’t a musician per se, but he comes by to play the store’s used drum set whenever he has time. Seok-ho goes to the school campus and finds the student after a class, and watches his mother pick him up. Seok-ho mutters to himself that it won’t be easy to talk a mama’s boy into joining Ddanddara, but his expression is determined.

The next time the student shows up to play the drums, his face falls when he sees that it’s been sold. The store owner gives him a note that says, “If you want the drums back, come find me at this address!”

The address leads him to Ddanddara’s practice studio, where he finds Seok-ho playing the drums. Seok-ho asks him if he’d like to play the drums for real, not just for fun, and the kid perks up at that.

His main concern is being able to find practice time around his school schedule. Seok-ho assures him that he’s not asking him to quit school, and he’s skilled enough to pick up their songs pretty quickly. But wouldn’t life be boring, only doing one thing and never having fun?

The kid is nervous, but the lure of playing the drums in a real band is too much for him to resist. Seok-ho brings him to the Mango office to meet everyone, where he introduces himself as SEO JAE-HOON (Teen Top’s L.Joe), and Seok-ho literally chases Kyle around the office while he blurts out everyone’s deepest secrets, PFFT. I guess it makes sense to tell the new guy all the bad stuff right up front.

Jae-hoon processes all this, then squeals in excitement — it’s just like in the movies! He may look like a square on the outside, but the new guy is a total heodang.

Seok-ho’s decided that Ddanddara’s debut needs to be an opening performance for a television music show, which is… lofty, to say the least. Man-shik thinks he’s nuts for even considering it, but he won’t be talked out of it.

Since Geu-rin’s job as manager will involve a lot of driving, and she hasn’t driven for a while, Seok-ho offers to take her out and give her some pointers. Ha, she drives about three miles an hour, and he practically begs her to go a little faster which freaks her out.

She guns the accelerator, then slams on the brakes to avoid pedestrians, then gets out of the car angrily when Seok-ho yells at her. She flops down on the curb and starts to cry, so Seok-ho apologizes for being a bit too hard on her.

He tries to massage her shoulders and she screams at him, causing him to blurt out, “This is why you should never teach your wife or girlfriend to drive!” Little Freudian slip there, buddy? Geu-rin yells back that she’s not his wife or girlfriend, and Seok-ho’s all I’m just saying!

The band teach Jae-hoon their song, but he’s never played with a band before and Kyle has to remind him not to overpower Ha-neul’s voice. Jae-hoon marvels at how well the band works together, still seeing this as some big dramatic adventure. Hee, he’s the cutest dork ever.

Soon they’re good enough to start recording, and we get a montage of everything they’ve gone through to get here as we hear their song for the first time. They’re very good, and seem to have great chemistry together.

CEO Lee has heard that Seok-ho is recording an album with a new band, but Joo-han confidently says that he’s blacklisted him from promoting them anywhere, even smaller Hongdae stages. CEO Lee asks why he didn’t just stop him from making the album in the first place, but Joo-han thought it would be more fun if he let Seok-ho get his hopes up first.

They’re even blacklisted from putting the song up on online stores, and Seok-ho mutters that they need to find a way around KTOP. He doesn’t say what his plan is, but he hides a secret little smile from Min-joo and Man-shik.

He plays the song for Mr. Byun, and asks if he can put it on his website as this month’s religious music. Mr. Byun is impressed enough by the song, and Ha-neul in particular, that he agrees.

Seok-ho asks if Mr. Byun remembers Jo Sung-hyun, and the name makes Mr. Byun go oddly still. Seok-ho thinks he doesn’t remember him and reminds him that Sung-hyun is the guy he agreed to help with his album while Seok-ho was in Moscow.

When Seok-ho says that Ha-neul is Sung-hyun’s younger brother, Mr. Byun looks nervous and his hands start to shake. He remembers sitting in a car with CEO Lee and telling him that Sung-hyun was dead, and CEO Lee had pretended that he didn’t know Sung-hyun.

The Ddanddara boys look painfully awkward at their album photo shoot, though it kinda works for them. They manage to get several endearingly gawky shots.

Seok-ho tracks down the Jackson fan club president, who just so happens to be an amateur photographer. He asks if he can see the pictures she took at the Jackson showcase in Busan, deflecting her questions, just saying that he needs to see them because of Jinu. She’s convinced, and shows him photos of Jinu looking really out of it that night, leaning on a girl and getting into a taxi with her.

Seok-ho has to really swallow his pride to approach a PD he’s been rude to in the past, in order to give him a copy of Ddanddara Band’s album. Ha, PD Park blows him off, and Seok-ho chickens out. He gives himself a pep talk in the bathroom, practicing being bold or even crying, and he’s interrupted when someone in a stall asks him to hand him some toilet paper.

Cringing from the smell (ew), Seok-ho helps the guy, and when the man comes out he says that he heard Seok-ho practicing, and tells him that the best thing to do when you’re desperate is beg. Seok-ho gives up and goes back to the car, but before Geu-rin can drive away, he stops her and goes back in, figuring he’s got nothing to lose.

He finds PD Park and braces himself, then slides to his knees in front of the guy. He apologizes for bullying him when he was an assistant, and begs him to please help him, just this once. He just asks that Ddanddara Band be allowed on stage one time, saying that the kids shouldn’t suffer for being associated with him, and asks PD Park to give them a chance.

Seok-ho even offers to come kneel like this every day until he’s made up for how he treated PD Park, but we don’t hear the answer to Seok-ho’s tearful request. But Seok-ho looks downcast as he goes back down to the lobby, with people staring and laughing all around him. He starts to slink out in shame, but suddenly realizes, “This isn’t right.”

He loudly announces to the entire lobby that he’s the CEO of Mango Entertainment, and the manager of Ddanddara Band, Shin Seok-ho. He hollers, “Thank you. Thank you!!” and waltzes out, head held high and proud.

Outside he motions to Geu-rin to wait just a little longer, and goes to a secluded area to get himself together. He tears up from the humiliation of what he just had to do, and repeats the names of the band members (and Chan-hee) over and over, reminding himself why he’s doing this.

Geu-rin has Seok-ho’s favorite coffee drink ready when he gets back to the car, and she doesn’t even ask how it went in there. She just says that he’s the best boss she’s ever had, her favorite, and she believes that whatever happened, he did well. Awww, he needed to hear that.

HAHA, Seok-ho mishears her say he’s her “first person” for “first love,” and he’s so flustered he accidentally drinks Geu-rin’s macchiato.

As it turns out, Seok-ho’s bent-knee apology works, and PD Park is convinced to put Ddanddara Band on television. Nothing Joo-han does can change his mind, and the stations executive director is from the U.S., so as CEO Lee puts it, he doesn’t know to fear KTOP. He tells Joo-han to relay the message that if Ddanddara goes on their station, no band from KTOP will ever grace their stage again.

Seok-ho does the happy dance of joy when he gets the call that Ddanddara will go on stage, and the entire band celebrates. Jae-hoon belatedly realizes his mother might see him and asks if he can wear a mask, ha. But before they can even process the good news, Man-shik announces KTOP’s threat to the TV station.

Worried, Min-joo literally drags a reluctant Seok-ho to see a therapist, citing his inability to sleep. He’s resistant, saying that he’s not crazy, but Min-joo argues that if he were sick he’d see a doctor — he’s suffering, and he just needs a different kind of doctor.

The doctor pronounces Seok-ho stressed, which doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. He tells Seok-ho that he doesn’t have to take everything on himself, and gives him some medication to try. Seok-ho storms out of the office yelling that the guy is a quack, and Min-joo smiles to herself that the doctor must have struck a nerve.

The next morning Geu-rin finds Seok-ho’s prescription in the garbage, along with a picture he’d drawn of himself in the rain. The doctor had used it as proof that he’s shouldering the responsibility for everything, since he didn’t even draw himself with a raincoat or umbrella. She looks up what the picture could represent, and finds the same information — stress.

The Jackson fan club president calls Seok-ho, saying that another club member has more pictures of Jinu from that night in Busan, but they’re a little offensive.

Mr. Byun goes to see CEO Lee, looking determined and almost angry, and warns him to leave Ha-neul alone. He says he’s Sung-hyun’s brother, but CEO Lee acts as if that’s of no interest to him. He asks why he should care, and Mr. Byun simply answers, “You killed him. Jo Sung-hyun.”

Meanwhile Seok-ho looks at these new pictures of Jinu in Busan, but what interests him isn’t what Jinu is doing — there in the background, with an evil, calculating expression on his face, is Joo-han.

COMMENTS

I didn’t see it coming, but I’m not at all surprised to learn that CEO Lee was somehow involved with Ha-neul’s brother Sung-hyun’s death. Dramaland is a small world, you know. I appreciate how we’re getting little bits and pieces of the story as the show goes on, instead of just one big information dump, because it keeps us (or me, at least) interested and on the hook, eager to tune in and learn more. I have a feeling we still haven’t learned most of the truth of the night Ha-neul was framed, and that it all leads back to CEO Lee in some way or another. Same for Sung-hyun’s death — it all feels connected, and with many different threads.

Now that the show seems to have found its direction, we can focus more on the band itself, and this episode starts to feel a little more like the fun, lighthearted drama I was expected from the promo material. It’s not that I mind the darker aspects of the plot, with Ha-neul’s false conviction and KTOP’s involvement, in fact I think that giving one of its main characters a sexual assault conviction was quite brave for a drama about music. The show has done a decent job playing out the details of what happened and teasing who the true mastermind is (every time I think I know how it is, we learn something new and my opinion changes), but this week’s episodes lightened up that aspect of the story and turned more attention to Seok-ho and his relationship with the Ddanddara boys.

As I said in the previous recap, it feels more balanced, and I appreciate the “feel” of the show much more this week. I do find the assault subplot interesting and I’m interested to see how it affects Ddanddara as they begin their music career, but I’m also enjoying getting to know the band members better, and seeing their new little family form. Each of them has such a distinct personality and reason for being in the band, and yet they all mesh so well together and it shows in their first song. I can’t get enough of them, and want to see even more of the Ddanddara boys together, please!

I’m also enjoying seeing Seok-ho changing, almost becoming a different person many times over, as he learns how to be without the cache of KTOP’s name and power backing him up. He thought he was a big shot, but it was really just everyone being afraid of upsetting him because of who he worked for. Now that he doesn’t have a huge powerhouse behind him, he’s learning how to gain people’s trust and help on his own, which is necessitating some pretty serious introspection on Seok-ho’s part.

I think the show is following his transformation well as he learns each lesson, like how to apologize for his behavior and humble himself to ask for help. And when he does, he does it with utmost sincerity and true remorse, which I really like about him as a character. He’s not just paying lip service to get what he wants — he really, truly means it when he apologizes for treating someone badly, even if the humiliation stings. And he’s doing it for the right reasons, because it’s the right thing to do, and because, as he said, those boys are innocent, and talented, and deserve to be given a chance on their own merit and not punished for being associated with him. Ironically, by doing what he can to make sure they aren’t negatively affected by being his band, Seok-ho is slowly but surely changing into the kind of man who deserves their trust and respect.

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If you were new to Kdramas and didn't know Ji Sung and Hyeri's true age, you would be shipping them just about now. Loving that SukHo is trying to be a decent human being. Not that he wasn't as seen by his earlier days with SungHyun and little Ha Neul. Kpop is a cutthroat business with big fish gulping down the lil ones.

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Already ship them.

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Jisung is wonderful...he can create chemistry with an apple...and I'd ship that...ok...maybe not an apple:)

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If Jisung's romantic interest is an apple, does that mean the second lead is an orange?

(And if it were--knowing me--I'd probably be shipping him and citrus.)

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@wag ROFL JS recently said that he has to make love call to dudes (since KMHM). But seriously, the bromance is adorbs between all bandee's.

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I'm starting to enjoy the series, at first I really didn't care for the it, but the characters have grown on me and story line is getting better. Looking forward to Seo Kang Joons appearance next week!

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OMG, they finally found the music in a musical drama...

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It's not a musical drama. It's a drama about a group of persons making music. Music is not the heart of the story, people are.

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+1 on this. If more people understood this, I think there would be less complains on how the drama is "dragging" with Ha Neul's sexual assault and not getting to the music making.

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No, I get that there's an overarching plot and you have to set up challenges for the group. I appreciate that they're actually tackling some of the seedier issues of the music industry. But I feel like the plot has been stagnant with not enough movement and for a musical drama, there's been very little music at all. We're told that Jackson is great, but never shown it. We're told that the girl (forgot her name) isn't that good, but she keeps practicing and trying...but we never see it. We're told the band members love music and are talented (Did you know Kyle went to Julliard?)...but we never see it.

It's actually classic show versus tell storytelling flaws.

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I think you're missing the point. The show is not a musical drama and was never marketed as one, as far as I am aware. It is a drama about the music industry but not one where singing and dancing entails. In fact it would be totally out of place to have any 'musical'-ish scenes in any of the earlier episodes.

A drama about the music industry is not synonymous to a musical drama.

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It is a bit of a stretch to call this show a musical drama just because the backdrop is the music industry.

For one thing, there's only one singing role, the rest of the main cast do not have a music-related role. So the drama does fall outside the usual musical drama tropes, where if you're not a singer, you're a musician or a dancer or music producer or what not.

Also hate to burst your bubble but as far as I'm aware none of the actors have the capacity to pull off any of the music scenes you're expecting; Kang Min Hyuk is a drummer by profession but he's not a trained vocalist, Gong Myung is not a professional guitarist, Lee Tae Sun can't play bass at all (he can't even pretend to play bass - the way he handsynced was too cringe), and L.Joe obviously can't play the drums.

If the drama set itself out to be a musical, they could've easily casted an actual vocalist for the leading role like how they did for Jung Yong Hwa in Heartstrings or Jung Eun Ji in Trot Lovers or the entire Dream High cast. Also while they're at it, might as well cast actual musicians to play the musicians so they could have cool jamming scenes. FNC (CNBLUE's label) itself has an abundance of band idols who also act on the side. There's also like Day6 but it doesn't appear like they dabble in acting.

Point is the drama did not built itself to be a musical drama. Because lets be real, if they were, why is Hyeri's role a non-singing one when it easily could've been?

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Thank you for the recap, Lollypip!!

Lol, the drummer is a hoot to watch and I am loving each band member since they all have distinct personalities. Waiting for interactions within the band.

Aww Kyle is such a marshmallow- loved it when he was the one who started crying fist. I just hope we get more songs- I have loved whatever I listened to so far and can't wait for more music from the Ddanddara band!

I am still not comfortable with the Seok-ho and Geu-rin pairing, but I can overlook that for the rest of the drama.

I am still glad that I picked this drama and decided to stick with it though.

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The drummer (Teen Top's Ljoe) was the reason I wanted to watch this drama. However, it seemed I forgot about him until he appears on episode 6.

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KTOP is SM and Ddanddara Band is JYJ (minus the dead brother). Predictably, Toilet Paper Ajusshi is the station's new executive director and will refuse to give in to KTOP's threat. I'm wary at taking "You killed him" literally. I predict CEO Lee scrapped Hyung's debut, and Hyung took his own life.

I love this show even more with the whole gang assembled. Jae Hoon is adorable, and L.Joe plays him pretty naturally. Geu Rin is acting more and more like Deok Sun. I still wish they would stop pushing the Seok Ho x Geu Rin love line.

A big thanks for the recap, LollyPip!

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Yeah, I can't stop thinking about JYJ and SM whenever they show us how KTOP is using it's power to blacklist the band and threaten the stations, UGH so frustrating!

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I was just thinking the same about KTOP being SM. Lol!
I wouldn't think the brother took his life though. If he did, SukHo would have been more sensitive to the threats of the song writer he screwed over in episode 1 (or 2?). But it's a curious case which I'm looking forward to being unraveled.

I'm loving this show. It's a good mix of predictable and interesting. The character development of our characters is also well written. I'm very intrigued at the part the practice room landlord plays. I hope he is one of the good guys this time. He should redeem himself as he was a bad dad to JiSung in Kill Me Heal Me! Lol!

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The story is getting more interesting. Thank goodness, the knetz are starting to like the drama. Idk why some of the viewers dont like the pairing but i find them adorable couple. Fighting entertainers!

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Awwww the boys are so adorable and Geurin too! I'm enjoying this week's episodes since it looks like it has found its footing. It's just heartwarming to see them becoming a family and the new dorky guy is hilarious. I actually like SH and GR's bickering right now but I'm still not sure how it would turn out if they become romantically involved.

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*major squee* I loved this episode!! So so much!! Thank you, Lollypip! :) :)

I really, really like what they're doing with Seok-ho as a character now. He's realizing that he needs to be a better person and more genuine, yes, but that doesn't change who HE is--if he's gonna do something, it's going to be with style and flair. (For any Terry Pratchett fans, I feel like Moist von Lipwig stormed the entertainment industry).

I really don't know what to think about Geu-rin x Seok-ho now. On the one hand, I get all the controversy with age gaps for actors and such. On the other hand, it's their job and it can definitely be portrayed successfully (Marriage Contract I'm looking at you). On yet another hand I personally have friends who have major age gaps... and it works for them. On another hand I don't want to make that seem like an everyday ok thing in all situations ever. But I guess in the end, real love is all about respect from both parties. So long as Seok-ho isn't using his age as a factor to dominate in the relationship/justify disrespecting her (which so far I think he's been rather careful of), I'm willing to see how it plays out.

And lastly, one more squee about just how abso-flippin-lutely adorable Dddanddara Band is. *squuuuuueeeeeeee* :) :) :)

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I loooooooove Moist Van Lipwig! And can definitely see the similarities between he and Seok-ho - though maybe a little less selflessness from Moist.

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Brilliant Discworld reference! I've been lurking on this drama, but I think I'll start it now. By the way, does that make Geu Rin Spike? :-)

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Not unless we discover she's secretly a chain smoker. ;)

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This episode was superb! It still had its heartfelt moments, but it finally made me laugh again.
I loved the precious moment where we saw the members' reaction when they received the text from Seok Ho. I noticed the sound effects too.

The new drummer guy is a cute and quirky character - a nice addition to the group.

It's great seeing Seok Ho back to being strong and persevering while not being a jerk.

The band's debut single is really nice! I liked all of the (new?) OST songs in this episode too.

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I don't mind Ji Sung and Hyeri paired romantically. For love age is no bar and its Ji Sung,he can make anybody fall in love head over heels.

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I ship seok ho x geu rin pairing. But i ship ha neul x geu rin pairing, too. Aaahhhh it's reply me 1988 heartbreak once again

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Wow. Just when you think people can't sink lower, Joo Han and CEO Lee show us that they can. When you consider that both Jinu and Hanuel and even Ji Young are kids and yet the adults are twisting things around and using them to get what they want... It's disgusting! I'm just thankful for everything Joo Han and CEO Lee sink, Seok Ho rises above.

Dandara band is amazing. Their music, I've hand stuck in my head since I watched the episode. Mr. Byun I hope stays on the side of the good guys.

KTOP owes Hanuel big time. For his brother and the false charge. I do also hope Jinu grows a spine sometime soon. Sure you're a celebrity and you might think this would end your career but it doesn't mean that another person should take the fall for you. Your life is not more important that the other person just because you're a celebrity. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he comes to that realization and confesses on his own, instead of the truth being released while he's still clinging to the lies.

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I think it was all staged by KTOP. They needed something to keep Jinu so he wouldn't go with SeokHo. I also think the stress drugs KTOP has been allowing Jinu to take could have killed the older brother in the past. Jinu is on his way to that path especially with the guilt he has to bear on top of the stress he already has and SeokHo will probably end up rescuing him later on.

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Oh, I agree that KTOP staged everything. I'm not disputing that. What I'm mad about is the scene from episode 5 where Jinu said he can't come out to confess because he believes that his life would be over. And looking at the fact that Hanuel can't get into school because of his record and would soon start getting harassed (I can smell it a mile away), it would seem like Jinu doesn't care that Hanuel's life would be over because of something he too is innocent about. Which is the reason why I'm pissed at CEO Lee and Joo Han for messing with a child's head like that. I do hope they get their comeuppance in brilliant technicolor. Hmmph!

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This episode was a lot more fun than I expected it to be! I just love the boys, they're too adorable. The photo shoot was so awkward yet hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing.

Kyle sweety aww!

I like what the show is doing with Seok-ho as a character now and I love seeing him changing. He would've never thought that there will come a day in his life that he'll have to kneel in front of someone and beg. I really felt for him, throwing his pride and showing humility for the sake of the boys to get them to perform on a stage. It must've stung bad but I think he'll have to go through that a lot more in the future.

Seeing how KTOP is blacklisting our band and threatening the stations, I can't help but think that maybe, just maybe CEO Lee is feeling a little threatened himself. Maybe he has something to do with Ha-neul's case! At first, I thought Ji-young made a deal with Joo-han, he gets her into KTOP and she gets him a reason for Jackson to stay there but now knowing that CEO Lee killed Ha-neul's brother I think he is as involved as Joo-han?! UGH, I don't know, I'm a little confused!

I don't care about the age difference as much as I care about acting. I just feel a little bothered with Hyeri, she's still awkward in this role, I know she's working hard and she said she's feeling a lot of pressure trying to differentiate Gue-rin from Deok-son, but I'm not seeing that. I hope she does a better job in the coming episodes, fingers crossed!

Thank you for the recap.

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Can I also show some love for Manshik's pajamas. Love it! He can so totally fit in with the girls of One More Happy Ending and their pajama party. Manshik will bring the music and the face masks and they can all talk about how getting into a relationship is hard especially when you're the third wheel crushing on a colleague since like forever. Lol.

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LOL I loved this pjs. His sad kitty face pillow was hilarious though!

That little scene was great though. I like how Man Shik and Seok ho pretended to fight with the Spiderman figure.... LOL

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What makes it funnier for me is that I keep seeing that emotionless North Korean Soldier from King2Hearts, or the backstabbing former assistant in Lord of Dramas being all man-child like.

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Totally! Ahahaha I died when the scene started. And I love that they have giant action figure-statues of all sorts of superheros and movie icons lying around. I want the spider-man one!

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Thanks for the recap, LollyPip!!

Another interesting ep. I love L.Joe's addition as Jae Hoon and his priceless reaction to the band members being like the movies. LOL He's so adorkable and now the band is complete! I like their comaradie and they are such a cute family. Their song is good as well, and I can't wait for their debut.

Seokho really needed the huge piece of humble pie that he got served and it really drives home the lesson that you should never get too big-headed cuz of your status. You'd never know what might happen later on. I'm so happy to see how Seokho was willing to set aside his pride, even though it hurt so much, to apologize sincerely and admit his faults in the past for the sake of these kids. He really is staking his life on them and their dreams.

Really hope Mr. Byun will be a good guy cuz the band and Seokho can really use someone on their side. CEO Lee and Joohan have been up to all sorts of dirty tricks and I just wanna see their downfall. Jinu needs to help clear Haneul's name, and he is also innocent since there is no doubt he was set up. Definitely wanna hear more about Sunghyun's story and how he died.

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I'm not watching this , only reading so I don't know how well ji sung and hyeri match. But I already feel bad for kang min hyuk. Please pair geurin and ha neul.

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Ha Neul and Geurin had an interesting piggyback scene this episode. I thought that was significant.

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Here's hoping the S.Korean Drama Watching Public will bully the show into Geurin- Hanuel (sp?) and Seokho-Minjoo ships.

She's not even 22 yet. Yeah, she's legal, but that's 18 years. 18 years from 22 is waaaay different that 18 years from even 30. I understand that there are exceptions, but putting it on television normalizes it. For young people. Old pervy men are going to think what they do is okay no matter what. It's the impression that it gives the "prey" not the predator that bothers me.

Also. Please save your stories of finding love with an old-ass man. Again, while there are exceptions, there's a greater likelihood that you're in a creepy-controlling relationship with an old-perv than the loving one you think. Even more so in certain countries and cultures.

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Now that I'm all caught up... I realize that the Minjoo-Seokho ship will not be sailing. That outfit she was wearing when he showed up at Mango makes it clear the writer/PD/station/gods/etc. do not intend for her to get the man.

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It depends on the personalities involved and the nature of the relationship. My mother married my step dad at 23 and he is 11 years older. They're coming up on their 20th anniversary and nobody who knows them would ever suggest that my dad has control over my mother. If anything I'd say that mom "wears the pants" so to speak. Growing up in poverty made her a very tough woman. And looking back I'd say my childhood was far more stable and tranquil than most of my peers'. I never saw two adults screaming at each other, neither ever used the silent treatment, labor was divided pretty equally. And when my mother broke her back he devoted himself to helping her rehabilitate and to keeping us afloat.

One of my best childhood friends, on the other hand, is now married to someone two years older than her who is highly abusive. Emotionally and physically.

My husband is a year younger than me and I'd say that we've emulated my parents pretty closely. It's not the age or the money or the social position that determines if a relationship is toxic, but the personalities involved. Marrying someone in the exact same social class as yourself doesn't ensure that the relationship won't be abusive.

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Was anyone else thinking, but you already have a good drummer in your band? I thought Kang Min Hyuk was adorable in Heartstrings, so I'm really glad to see him get more of a lead role here.

Hyeri's acting does seem a bit obvious to me, hopefully it gets better. I think Ji Sung is doing an excellent job, and I love the warmth the band has created as well.

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LOVEEEEE this episode!!!
thank you so much for the recap
i'm still amazed at how wonderful Ji Sung is!!! and he's so goog looking, i can totally understand Geurin falling in love with SH. i found their interactions so cute... wanting more
and the band is adorable, the song i loved since episode 1, and i'm so happy it's finally out... wanting to see more of the band
i'm also happy ratings keep getting better
so excited about next week epis
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i m agree with you.. ji sung is so good looking in this drama,he's so perfect and very good looking plus he looks so young here..

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I wish that everyone stop discussing about the age difference between Ji Sung and Hye Ri. It has been debated ever since episode 1. Give it a rest and trust the writer. Maybe there will be soon a plot twist that you never thought the impossible become possible, and the age difference won't matters so much at that time.

When I watched Secret, I never thought that Ji Sung (could not remember the lead actor name) will fall for Hwang Jung Eum (the lead actress).

So far I enjoy "Entertainer", enjoy "the struggle to form the band", so much warmth, and most of all enjoy "Ji Sung acting".

Fighting Entertainer!!!

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I laughed like crazy and had to repeat the scene when Kyle went around the place blurting out everyone’s secrets, because he isthe only one normal, and Jae-hoon thought it was great, like "just like in the movies!", oh my....LOL, so fun, Kyle's face.

He he... I hope the drama would keep on giving us more of these...

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This drama has ruined ji sung.

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I am lovin this show. And I am so glad it is more of a story rather than just musicians making music.

By the way, I went back and watched Heartstrings again, first time I didn't really know who Kang Min Hyuk was. He really stole that show.

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While I can understand Seok-ho's rationale - the last thing this drama needed was another delay in the band progressing (3rd time around) b/c a key person had reservations in doing so (basically retreading the same thing over and over again).

Thank goodness for Min-joo basically getting the ball rolling again (she is becoming my fave character, but I fear that she's not going to end up getting what she really wants).

Min-joo always had a lot of spunk (and attitude) when it came to her boss, but I guess it helps if one is the daughter of chaebol (even if one always wanted to do things independently and her way).

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I am now patiently waiting for the Recap of Episode 7 to know your thoughts guys.

My heart did always flutter seeing Ha neul and Geu rin together. They seem to have that kind of relationship that only they can understand. But I like how the writers let's us see glimpses of that.

I can definitely say that Ha Neul has feelings for Geu rin, in a non-sisterly way.There's
probably a back story right there somewhere...

But don't get me wrong, Suk Ho is adorable. I'd lick his face in a second. I just feel like Geu rin and Ha neul is a much better fit.

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