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Oh Hae-young Again: Episode 4

As Hae-young and Do-kyung settle into their new, tentative friendship, they’re slowly but surely opening up to each other a little more every day. What started as coincidence starts to become deliberate, and they begin to actually seek each other out purposely. But the reappearance of an old acquaintance could throw up a wall between them, or it could push them even closer towards each other.

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP: “Let’s buy a humming tune and go home”

Hae-young’s face falls when she calls out a “fighting!” to a jogger with the name “Oh Hae-young,” and sees that it’s her high school classmate, the “Pretty Hae-young” who she was always compared to.

Do-kyung thinks about his latest premonition, the one where Hae-young tells him that “Pretty Hae-young” is back. He remembers his ex-fiancee, snuggling with him in bed and telling him that the sound of his heartbeat is the best sound in the world. The happy memories are tainted with the pain of her disappearance on their wedding day, when Do-kyung had found photos of her with another man.

It’s no surprise to Hae-young when word gets out among her high school classmates that “Pretty Hae-young” is back in town. Their texting chat room is full of speculation on where she’s been and why she’s back. Hae-young takes herself to her “happy place,” determined not to let this affect her.

She focuses on thinking only happy thoughts, and the first thing that comes to mind is how Do-kyung put his shoes in her entryway, to make it look like a man lives there. She remembers how he relented and agreed that they could both live there, and she’s all smiles again.

Do-kyung admits to his therapist, Dr. Baek, that he still hasn’t told Hae-young that he’s the one who ruined her marriage, or the misunderstanding that led to his actions. Dr. Baek asks how he feels when he sees her in his visions, and he says thoughtfully, “Just… lonely. As if I’m remembering the old days right before I die of old age. I get a feeling that my life is going to end in tragedy.”

He runs into Hae-young again at a restaurant, and sits at a different table with his back to her. It’s almost like he can feel her annoyed stare boring holes into the back of his head. He heaves a big sigh and joins her, and she just says, “I was about to punch you.” HAHA, I love these two.

Hae-young chatters away while they eat, then suddenly reaches out and puts her hand on Do-kyung’s head. She says that she heard it takes a lot of energy to live in this area, and he’s lived here his whole life, so she’s taking some of his energy. She admits that she’s feeling down today, and repeats her words from his premonition: “She’s back. The Pretty Oh Hae-young.”

Do-kyung freezes, but Hae-young doesn’t notice, and goes on about how she heard that the other Hae-young just suddenly left town one day. She’d felt relieved knowing she was gone, but she saw her yesterday running a marathon.

As Do-kyung walks home later, he has another vision of Hae-young, a simple one where she just looks surprised. And right then she rounds the corner and looks at him with that exact same expression. He immediately has another one, where she’s discussing the nice weather, and she strolls past him and says how warm the night breeze is. Wow, these visions are really coming fast.

They finally stop, and after a moment to collect himself, Do-kyung continues walking and Hae-young falls in beside him. She says that she feels better knowing that there’s someone who understands her pain of being jilted at the altar.

She thought it happened to her because she was a lame person, but now she knows that it can happen to someone cool like him, too. Do-kyung stays silent, and Hae-young apologizes for finding comfort in his pain.

When they get back to their house, Hae-young asks how they should handle the construction on the door, but now Do-kyung just wants to keep their furniture in front of it. He says that her apartment was his father’s workroom, and rationalizes that if she moves out, he’ll want that space for a workroom and will need the door. Riiight.

As Hae-young bounces up the stairs, another vision hits Do-kyung — he sees her running down the stairs and leaping into his arms, and the image is so realistic that he actually staggers as if supporting her weight.

Jin-sang’s staying at the Park siblings’ place for a while, hiding from a vindictive family member of the victim of one of his clients. Soo-kyung asks when he’s going to stop defending criminals, but Jin-sang argues that criminals deserve to be defended fairly, too. Says the guy with the bruised-up face.

HAHA, the moment Soo-kyung leaves the room, we learn the real story — Jin-sang got the crap beat out of himself over a woman. He swears he asked if she had a boyfriend, he just forgot to ask about a husband. The guy came to his house with an ax, and now he’s in hiding.

Mama Oh finally comes to see Hae-young and of course, the first thing she sees are Do-kyung’s shoes by the front door. She and Hae-young take up their old bickering right away — some things never change.

Jin-sang follows Do-kyung up to his apartment to get a look at Hae-young himself, still suspecting she’s following Do-kyung because she knows what they did. Do-kyung tries to physically throw him out, and the two men hilariously grapple all the way across the room. Hae-young hears the commotion through the door, but Mama Oh is busy fussing at her about the number of liquor bottles in her trash.

The guys hear the yelling and lean in to eavesdrop, and when Mama Oh finds the door between the apartments, they hold the cabinet on Do-kyung’s side in place so she won’t realize what’s on the other side.

Dad is there too, installing a safer doorknob and lock on the front door. Hae-young argues that she can’t change things like this since she might move out, and hey, I saw that look of worry there, Do-kyung.

Cranky now, Do-kyung heads off to work — today he goes to a horse racing track to record the sounds there. The movie director reminds him that they’re going to Jeju Island next month, and says they’ll have fun when Do-kyung doesn’t crack a smile. At dinner after work, Do-kyung asks his assistant if he’s hard to work with, and the assistant just says he’s learning a lot. Ouch.

The big news at Hae-young’s work is that their brand is being renewed, and that a new team will be formed to do all the work. Soo-kyung calls Hae-young into the office to discuss the fact that she’s the only one not being promoted to be on the new team — her impression of Hae-young is that she’s been slacking off, that she planned to get married then quit.

Now she’ll be doing a lot of the work, and will have to follow the orders of her former colleagues. Soo-kyung asks if Hae-young’s family is rich and, pride stung, Hae-young spits that they’re super rich. Soo-kyung mutters that she looks poor.

Over drinks after work, her coworker Sung-jin swears that he didn’t know everyone was being promoted to the new team over Hae-young, and he listens sympathetically to Hae-young gripe about how Soo-kyung treats her. She wails that she doesn’t look poor like Soo-kyung said, but Sung-jin says she kinda does. “Well you look poor too!” Heh.

Hae-young claims that she was trying not to be too good an employee and make everyone else feel inferior, but now she’ll show them all. Sung-jin isn’t happy about this either — they’ve recruited a new director for the team, and the unknown entity makes him nervous.

On her way home Hae-young buys the last two bottles of her preferred liquor in the store, unaware that the crazy-haired lady next to her is her boss. Soo-kyung tries to take one of the bottles but Hae-young won’t hand it over, so Soo-kyung ties her hair back. When Hae-young realizes who she is, she gulps hard.

It gets even more awkward when the two realize they’re heading home in the same direction, and Soo-kyung orders Hae-young inside: “Let’s drink it together.” Unable to refuse, Hae-young slumps into the house after Soo-kyung and obediently cracks open her two bottles.

Soo-kyung wants to know if the village protectors have ever brought Hae-young home (the recurring gag is that they refuse to escort her, because she terrifies them), but Hae-young doesn’t even know who that is. When Soo-kyung asks where she lives, Hae-young just waves in a non-direction, but Soo-kyung isn’t too drunk to figure out that she’s being deliberately vague.

She helps herself to Hae-young’s snacks and tries to condescend that she should have better taste in food, but this not being work, Hae-young lets herself say whatever she wants. She says that it’s childish to try to make yourself seem fancier using food,

Soo-kyung laughs that Hae-young is “taste-blind,” saying that many people are looking for new and unique foods to get excited about. It’s one of the few pleasures in life that’s relatively cheap, and brings satisfaction and consolation. But Hae-young can think of something better: love.

Soo-kyung is rendered speechless when Hae-young says that love is more fun than eating, and brings more happiness. She muses that people in love don’t need to seek happiness through food, because they’re already happy. Soo-kyung asks if that’s why Hae-young is always putting out plain rice when the other employees are fussing over signature dishes, calling her “rice girl” and entirely missing the point.

Jin-sang gets to the house and notices that Hae-young’s lights aren’t on, still curious to see what she looks like. He’s surprised to see Soo-kyung drinking with someone, especially when she describes Hae-young as an inferior who calls her names at work, ha. Hae-young admits it, and that her nickname is “Isadora,” and Jin-sang immediately gets the play on words and confirms that Soo-kyung has a chronically upset stomach.

Jin-sang and Hae-young adorably bond over teasing Soo-kyung’s messy hair, but his legs give out on him when she introduces herself. When he comments on her name, Hae-young tells him it’s so common there were two of them in her class at school, and that verifies for Jin-sang that this is the Oh Hae-young whose life he and Do-kyung ruined.

Do-kyung arrives home and sees Jin-sang freaking out, but he’s more surprised to see Hae-young here drinking with his sister. She’s just as shocked to see him here, but it all makes sense when she learns that Soo-kyung is his noona. She pretends she’s just meeting Do-kyung for the first time, and makes a face at him, indicating for him to play along.

When Soo-kyung suddenly notices her designer bag, Hae-young stammers that it was a wedding gift, but quickly corrects that she’s not married, she called off the wedding. Soo-kyung wants to know why, since Hae-young’s never talked about it, and Hae-young says that she just wasn’t sure she loved her fiance enough.

Both guys know the truth, and just stand there looking awkward. Hae-young can’t seem to stop talking and just goes on and on, until finally Do-kyung gets fed up and walks away.

Soo-kyung tasks Do-kyung with walking Hae-young home, and they’re forced to head down the street while she watches. Once alone, Hae-young breathes a sigh of relief and laughs at the insanity that his sister is her boss, telling him that she lied because Soo-kyung abuses her at work. Now knowing that they live in the same house, she thinks she really will have to move.

They round the corner and run into An-na and Hoon, wildly making out in the bushes, HA. An-na is practically attacking Hoon’s face while he begs for air, and they’re not even shy when they see Do-kyung and Hae-young watching them.

Do-kyung and Hae-young keep walking, and Hae-young finally screams her embarrassment for lying about being the dumper when Do-kyung knows she was the dumpee. She asks how long it’s been since his failed wedding day, and he says it’s been a year. She teases him for still being so broken up about it, but Do-kyung denies that he’s miserable.

Hae-young says it’s all over him, in his expression and his posture and even his clothes. She kicks him and says he’s so pathetic she wants to hug him (amen to that), but he’s the only one who’s unaware of it. Do-kyung tells her to worry about herself, but Hae-young is perfectly aware of how miserable and pathetic she is. As Hae-young stomps away in a grand huff, Do-kyung watches her with the tiniest smile on his face.

When Do-kyung gets home, Soo-kyung says without preamble that she’s been abusing Hae-young at work just because of her name. Jin-sang marvels that that’s the girl they confused with Do-kyung’s ex, but Do-kyung wanders off, uninterested in talking about it.

Do-kyung’s mom is disappointed when CEO Jang gives her a designer bag and there’s no money inside, but when he notices, she says she was hoping for a letter. She shows up for a meeting with the nerdy scriptwriter, whining about getting nothing but a lousy purse and scaring the poor scriptwriter to death. She goes looking for Do-kyung, but he’s not in the office.

Hae-young walks through the rain under her broken umbrella, tentative and shivering. A woman under a bright red umbrella strides confidently past her, and she admires the woman’s pretty clothes and fancy stockings. She follows her into her office buildin to ask about the stockings, but when the woman turns around, Hae-young freezes — it’s “Pretty” Oh Hae-young.

In the office, everyone is buzzing abut the new special team leader, who is apparently quite talented and was scouted heavily for this job. They all agree to band together against her, and not let her bully them around.

A flower arrangement arrives for Hae-young, or seems to, until she realizes it’s wishing her good luck on her first day. This happened once before in school, when Hae-young had gotten a love letter meant for “Pretty” Hae-young, and the author had ripped it away so hard he gave Hae-young a paper-cut on her face.

She knows now that these flowers aren’t for her, and takes them back to the delivery person. They make their way to the right Hae-young’s desk, which is positively buried in flower arrangements.

“Pretty” Hae-young recognizes Soo-kyung when she’s forced to welcome her to the company, and expresses happiness to be working together, as if she completely forgot that she dumped her brother on their wedding day without a word. Soo-kyung just gives her a Go to Hell glare, and keeps walking.

Our Hae-young ducks under her desk when they walk through her office area, and it almost works, but “Pretty” Hae-young suddenly seems to realize who that was, and she rushes back to ask which school Hae-young went to. Our Hae-young tries to hide in her chair, but “Pretty” Hae-young is oblivious and acts like seeing her again is the OMG best thing ever!!

Hae-young and Hee-ran dissect the reunion over drinks later, and Hae-young wonders if she should quit her job. She shamefully admits that she was actually glad when the other Hae-young recognized her, and Hee-ran yells at her for letting herself become so small whenever the other Hae-young is around.

Do-kyung can hear everything Hae-young does in her apartment with his super-sensitive hearing, even the crunching as she eats snacks. She can hear him too and moves closer to the door, so it startles her when he bounces a tennis ball against the wall and calls out not to eavesdrop or make too much noise. Annoyed, she sits back down and turns the TV up.

Do-kyung’s been avoiding his mother’s calls, so it’s no surprise that she turns up at his door, demanding to be let in. Hae-young can hear his doorbell and the fact that he’s not answering it, and calls out that there’s someone at his door. This is hilarious.

He lets his mom in but insists on talking outside so Hae-young can’t hear, which just makes Mom more upset that he doesn’t want her in his house. She demands he lend her some money to hire a particular director for her movie, begging and pleading and trying to guilt him until he finally blows up at her transparent manipulations.

Mom plants herself on Do-kyung’s couch, screeching that she’ll sell her organs if he doesn’t give her money. Hae-young can hear every word, and it works, because Do-kyung transfers his mother some money right away.

Awww, Hae-young tries to make it sound like she’s been out at the store and just now came home, which is terribly sweet. Do-kyung calls through the door that he knows she’s lying and, embarrassed, stomps out of his own place with his sound equipment.

Hae-young follows him to apologize, but Do-kyung snaps that what she did made him more embarrassed than knowing she heard everything. She follows him to his favorite spot overlooking the river and watches him set up his equipment, even shushing a couple who come near making a lot of noise.

Do-kyung goes quiet when Hae-young asks if he works with his father, simply saying that he passed away. He nixes any further questions, but Hae-young smiles that she’s glad she followed him out here, because he’d look pitiful out here alone. She says that she’s been afraid of silence, scared that she’s just start cursing to fill the emptiness, but right now she feels peaceful.

Do-kyung says there’s no reason to curse at a man who isn’t there, but Hae-young corrects him: A woman doesn’t curse at a man who’s left her, she curses at a man who’s acted shamefully towards her. She teases Do-kyung not to be shameful, and he looks at her thoughtfully.

They stop at a pojangmacha to eat dinner, where Do-kyung watches Hae-young slurp her noodles. He says that she looks pretty when she’s eating, which makes her pause, and Do-kyung reminds her that she told him that Tae-jin complained about how she eats. He’s saying she looks fine.

Shy now, Hae-young denies that his words touched her, and Do-kyung smiles a little. What’s funny is that she really is a messy, loud eater, and she eats even louder now that he mentioned it, embarrassed. She practically runs from the table, but once Do-kyung can’t see her face, Hae-young smiles to herself.

The next morning Hae-young runs for the elevator as the door is closing, but when the men inside look entirely too excited to hold the door, she realizes that they’re not doing it for her… “Pretty” Hae-young is behind her. They both enter the elevator, but when the alarm sounds that it’s too full, the men actually shove our Hae-young out. Wow, not cool.

All day our Hae-young attracts a lot of male attention, but they only want to ask her questions about “Pretty” Hae-young. Sung-jin saves her and chases the guys away, and our Hae-young goes to her happy place in her mind, which now includes Do-kyung telling her that she looks pretty when she eats.

Soo-kyung witnesses Hoon and An-na joining up for a date, and she’s jealous at how An-na runs and leaps into Hoon’s arms. She imagines herself doing the same with a man, and embarrassingly, she’s caught making kissy faces by Jin-sang and Hae-young on their way home.

Jin-sang says Soo-kyung looks jealous, and teases that she’s probably too heavy to run and have a man catch her that way. Trying to stay dignified, Soo-kyung says it’s more about athleticism than weight, and that Hae-young probably couldn’t do it either.

Hae-young says she can, so Soo-kyung dares her to try it and directs Jin-sang to go catch her. Hae-young is about to decline, but right on cue, Do-kyung pulls up in front of the house and steps out of his car.

Hae-young gets a mischievous glint in her eye, and winds up just as Do-kyung notices her. Despite the fact that he’s carrying all of his sound equipment, she starts to run towards him, grinning.

As he watches her accelerating towards him, Do-kyung remembers his vision of this exact moment, and how he’d told his therapist about it. He’d said that she runs and embraces him, “But what if I don’t hold onto her at this moment? Would I be able to cut her out of my life?”

As Hae-young runs, growing closer every second, Do-kyung’s grip on his equipment tightens as if to brace himself. She jumps and he sees her in slow motion, wondering if he could avoid her. “It feels like that woman keeps on unraveling me. It’s like she’s telling me, ‘Stop being miserable, and let’s be happy together.’”

Do-kyung makes his decision in an instant, and drops his equipment. He catches Hae-young as she comes down out of the air, and holds her tightly. As they freeze there, Hae-young in Do-kyung’s arms, both of their eyes widen in realization of what this means.

COMMENTS

What a lovely ending scene, and so descriptive of Do-kyung and Hae-young’s relationship. She’s been running towards him, and though he’s not sure if he’s ready, his instinct is to catch her. It’s as if they already somehow know this is right, and they’re instinctively going through the motions of beginning a courtship while their heads catch up with their hearts.

Somehow, this show just keeps getting better and better. Everything about it is so spot-on, from the acting and directing, to the way it blends humor and drama, the silly and the sad, in a perfect mixture that just gets under your skin and won’t let go. It’s probably one of the most beautiful dramas I’ve ever seen, but I don’t mean just visually (thought visually it’s lovely, too). Everything about it is so gorgeous, from the actors themselves to the cinematography, the way the scenes are framed and shot, the music, just everything. But the tone of the show is so melancholy and wistful, which should clash with the physical beauty, but doesn’t at all. The two tones compliment each other perfectly, the prettiness and the sadness, and somehow enhance each other in a really unique way. There are many dramas that are enjoyable to watch for many different reasons, but this one just makes you feel something special, no matter what’s actually happening on screen, and that’s just purely and simply brilliant directing.

In fact, this show really thrives on highlighting the contrasts in life, particularly in the characters themselves. Do-kyung is quiet and sad, but he’s also caring and observant, and an excellent listener who speaks rarely, but when he does it’s amazingly insightful. Hae-young is insecure and vulnerable, but she’s so strong and outspoken and unafraid to say what she’s thinking, even if she thinks she may be ostracized for it. Even the secondary characters are a fun mix of contrasting features, like Soo-kyung, who can be mean but has a loyal heart and a protective streak a mile wide. Jin-sang may look like an idiot at first glance, but he’s an excellent friend and supportive to a fault. Even Mama Oh, for all her gruff tough love, cries for her daughter and would wrestle a raging bear to protect her. I love how all these variations never become confusing, but serve to magnify everything that’s admirable about these people.

I’m starting to get really curious about Do-kyung’s visions. It’s interesting that they nearly always involve someone he’s close to, and often even just physically close to. They seem very random and unfocused, because there’s no real theme to them, they can be about anything. They aren’t necessarily important, though they can be — sometimes they’re about nothing, sometimes bring information, and sometimes they warn of a dangerous event about to happen. I do think that they were somehow triggered by Do-kyung’s acquaintance with Hae-young, because they started just before he met her, one of the first ones was about her, and they almost all involve her now. What is it about Hae-young that’s causing Do-kyung to have these premonitions? Did she somehow trigger them? And why are they nearly always about her?

It’s so cute how Do-kyung, who so recently argued to get Hae-young kicked out of his house, is now going to such lengths so that she can stay. Letting her mother know abut the hidden door would have been a great way to get rid of Hae-young, yet he made sure she didn’t find out that the door went anywhere. I also love how aware he is of Hae-young and how he makes a point to do and say little things to bolster her, like telling her that she actually looks pretty when she eats, or how he played rain sounds when she said that sunny weather makes her sad lately. He’s definitely starting to have feelings for her, and I’m happy that he’s finally realizing it.

I appreciate that the show didn’t make any attempt to paint “Pretty” Hae-young in a negative light before we met her, other than to state the facts, allowing us to form out own opinion of her now that we’ve finally met her. Our Hae-young never blamed her for the way she was treated in school — it was just an unfortunate coincidence about their names, and it wasn’t the other Hae-young’s fault she was treated like she was invisible. And Do-kyung hasn’t spoken badly about her either, we just know that she disappeared without notice on their wedding day, and that a picture of her standing next to a man showed up on social media (though I notice she doesn’t look very happy in that shot). So we know facts about her life, but nothing at all about the person she is, and we’re being allowed to get to know her on her own merits.

So my first impression of “Pretty” Hae-young is this — I still don’t care for her. She seems shallow and unaware of others’ feelings, such as when she saw Soo-kyung and acted as if she didn’t break her brother’s heart. I don’t get any sense of malice from her, but she just feels… empty, is the word. She’s never had to be anything but pretty, and smart enough to get by, so that’s what she is, but that’s all she is. Our Hae-young may feel inferior to “Pretty” Hae-young, but nothing could be further from the truth.

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I'm loving this drama so far. I don't know how I feel about the second Oh Hae Young yet. She's definitely using her looks to her advantage so she may be taking the mean girl route in the drama. I'm guessing she left DK because his mom bribed her or something to that effect since it was mentioned that his mom didn't like her.

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I don't think his mum has enough money to bribe her. =p But hopefully, there is a non-lame reason for the sudden calling off of the wedding.

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She didn't call off the wedding. She just didn't show up. Not a word. It has taken her a year to get back to Korea and contact DK again. What possible, rational reason could she have for doing that? Besides an accident with temporary amnesia that landed her in Europe I'm not sure what else. I also thought that when she approached Isadora (Soo-kyung) at work with a smile saying how happy she was to be working with her it was totally insensitive and clueless.

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As much as I'd like her to really be a mega-wench on this, it's so weird that I think there must have been some major misunderstanding. Like, someone was supposed to pass on a message about an emergency and they completely flaked. Hm, his mom is pretty flaky... maybe she's the actual culprit.

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I may be in the minority, but I actually really WANT to like No Hae-Young (lol, it seems like most are using this name for her).

I love Jeon Hye-bin and I think she could do wonders with a popular character that is actually genuinely cool. But, the problem is that simply making her a nice character who didn't mean our heroine any harm isn't going to cut it. I would have liked to see her being more thoughtful towards the girl that was constantly put in her shadow.

We still haven't been shown very much from her perspective though so I'm eager to see if that will change my feelings about her.

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Better than that, why doesn't Do Kyung's sister recognize the woman who left her little brother at the alter? So she abused the Ordinary Hae young just for her name but she doesn't even know what the Runaway Bride Hae young looks like? I guess it wouldn't be a Kdrama without a silly and huge plot hole that they'll cover up with some lame excuse. Oh well, you can't have it all I guess.

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She recognizes her brother's Oh Hae-young. She is just ignoring/treating her cooly right now. She lashed out at OHY1 because she shared the same name as OHY2 and also ended her wedding. It isn't that she actually thought OHY1 was OHY2.

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@ TJ - That's pretty derogatory. Yes, lots of kdramas aren't perfect. Actually, nothing is perfect. But I think saying that it wouldn't be a kdrama without a "a silly and huge plot hole that they'll cover up with some lame excuse" is unfair. I have seen many tightly plotted kdramas. I think that in every country bad dramas outweigh good dramas, but that is not why we keep watching ƪ(‾ε‾“)ʃ

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She does recognize her, but because of her status as a special company recruit Pretty Hae Young is spared open bullying. Our Hae Young is her direct subordinate and therefore an acceptable, easy target for verbal abuse. It seems she treats all her subordinates badly. Pretty Hae Young's company rank is equal or above Do Kyung's sister's.

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I almost feel we may be typecasting her too much. So far, there has not been any evidence that she is using her looks. She might be given advantages by society for her looks but that does not speak about her, rather speaks about the society no?

Like it has not been shown yet that she ever behaved badly with main OHY. Clearly main OHY felt insecurity but it was not because of second OHY's behavior.

Like what happened it that elevator right? It was the guys that discriminated - not the girl. So, I would not just blame the girl just because she is pretty. She might actually be a nice girl.

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And also, even if second OHY recognized that behavior - which I am sure she does - why should we expect her to be considerate or sympathetic to main OHY. That will make main OHY even more pathetic. So, I am kind of curious to find out if they are going to typecast OHY. Hopefully not. I want her to be a nice girl and that will create real conflict.

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For me, this is what makes her more unlikable. She saw what the guys in the elevator did and realized what it meant. You can see it on her face in that one quick shot. She doesn't do anything about it, however. She just accepts it and moves on, like she has done her entire life. I will admit so far that she is not exactly painted as evil, but that doesn't necessarily make her a good person, either.

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I agree with you. Wait to see when she reaches older age. NO matter how pretty she is now, no boys would give that kind of services to her. Then what would she about that?

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yeah I dont blame other OHY for how our OHY is treated HOWEVER I do blame her for her just accepting it. I can forgive her teenage self, cuz she was a kid ok. and teens can be very self absorbed. but this is a grown woman now, in her 30's presumably, who is somehow acting so blithely to everyone as if she has no clue what is going on around her?
like she saw what the elevator douches did. she should have either A) yelled at them B) jumped out of the elevator in protest/solidarity with our OHY or C) came to her privately later and apologized. Yes it wasnt OHY's fault that our OHY got thrown out like a sack of potatoes but how can she be ok with that? esp when it was done on her behalf?
I dont hate other OHY. Rather I just feel so confused and unimpressed by her behavior. She seems nice but not /kind/ and thoughtful. Which doesnt mean she's the Devil but doesnt speak that well of her either. I hope we DO find out wtf is in that head of hers at some point tho.

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"She seems nice but not /kind/ and thoughtful."

- Yeah, I was hoping they would make her a bit more...considerate? I know it isn't her job to come to Hae-young's rescue, but she knows that she has an influence and she could have easily used it to admonish people for using those nick-names growing up. I would feel really uncomfortable if people were blatantly comparing me to someone else, at that person's expense. Then again, we could be shone a different perspective of her later...

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I agree. Pretty OHY is opportunistic (mind that elevator event) and selfish -if selfish is defined as being ignorant towards other people's feelings (note when she says hi to DK's sister as if nothing happened, and note how many times she mentioned her name in front of the person who shares her name. Duh.).

I dunno why she didnt show up at her wedding. Could it be because mom drugged her and sent her away to Paris unconscious with the money mom made by selling the house? Who knows. What we do know is that that girl didnt show up at her wedding, only to show up in social media, already in Paris. If she can post a picture, I know she should have been able to leave Fiancee Dearest a message -but she didn't. Not even afterwards.

Now, what kind of behavior is that?

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Pretty much everything we've seen about her so far has been from OHY' or DK's perspective. I'll wait for her own thoughts to appear before making any conclusions about her character.

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Now I don't care where her character goes but I definitely don't like her teeth, this might be rude but I canot Just pass of it...

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I don't think she is evil. I don't think she intends to be mean. I'm getting the feeling that she is just clueless. It's like society has given her a free pass on everything she does, and she just takes it without thinking how her actions affect others. But now that she is back, she will quickly find out what chaos she caused when she left a year ago.

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Agree. She has everything and never faced rejection so perhaps she was just a happy go lucky girl. She does display a little bit of dejection at getting a cold greeting from SK.

But no matter what, there's no excuse to leave a man at the altar with no explanation. So I think it's about time she learn to take responsibility for her decisions and actions.

Overall I love the surreal pacing of the drama. And I love each character's quirks and strengths.

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We still don't have a clue as to why she left though. May have been valid reasons for it.

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i agree- i don't think she's meant to be the usual bitchy, manipulative second lead. she's beautiful and oblivious, to some degree. like someone else said, it's hardly fair to blame her for describing oh hae young as being dull and colorless when she truly was very quiet during high school- largely due to her own influence, but she doesn't know that. the flashbacks of do-kyung and her together as a couple, and that brief bit where she strode past our hae young with that red umbrella made me understand why she's so attractive- she's so beautiful that even women stop to admire her, and she's got that glowy, magnetic charm to her that makes you feel special to be included, or in hae young's case, feel like you're wilting in her shadow. i've known someone like that, so i totally understood when hae young admitted that she was grateful that she was recognized by her. people like that are destructive, but they exist all the same and i'm interested in seeing how the show will develop her character.

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I agree with you that perhaps the "“Pretty” Hae-young" has some problems of her own, and it is far too early to typecast her as "living off of her looks". Not all women love being idolized for looks alone, she may have felt pushed into a corner because nobody could see that she also had a brain.

What got me wondering was the last few seconds of the elevator pushout, where the "other" was the only one that tried to reach out for her.

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'Nobody seeing she had a brain' is definitely not No Hae Young's problem. Don't forget she was so hard to match and popular because she was a triple threat: beautiful, smart and rich. She went to Seoul U; no one was dismissing her intelligence.

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I am not sure what made her bail like that on her wedding but I have super crazy theory about the deja vu Dokyung has been having.

WHAT IF: Dokyung is really having senile dementia like the chart that the doctor was previously doodling on the first time they met for consultation??? And the whole drama is actually him reliving his memories??? What he said this episode about feeling lonely and reminiscing and having a tragic end would make sense. Then the story would be sort of like The Notebook.

I don't really like the pretty Hae Young so far there is nothing about her to like and we don't know enough about her to even develop any sort of attachment. I agree that her smiling and approach Dokyung sister at work was really low of her.

The best friend is probably going to end up with the sister. I am guessing that much. But Dokyung mom is a piece of work. Really sucks for him. His whole family is really a family of oddballs. Similar to our Haeyoung except her family is infinitely warmer.

I think what makes this show so incredibly relate-able for me is I totally get the comparison thingy. I think now with SNS, we compare ourselves more frequently to others, knowing how much better the lives of others seems (on the surface of course). Comparisons are so toxic and pointless since they set almost impossible standards on ourselves. As an outsider, I am rooting for the normal Oh Hae Young and I like her for her quirky character (which she seemed not to be aware of). In reality, I am living just like her: spending so much time comparing myself to others, feeling sorry for myself and forgetting to focus on my life presently. I find it so sad when her only recent happy moment is a douche (Dokyung) being nice to her. She is so much more than what she think of herself but she can't see that.

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WHAT WAS THE SONG AT THE END OF EPISODE FOUR? The one with the English lyrics? I've been searching for it for sooooo long and I can't seem to find it! Oh and I completely agree with everything you've said. I want to hurry up and watch how the show unravels but I don't want it to end. This show has overtaken my life hahaha :P

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Enjoying this romantic comedy. That last scene was very nice.

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i love this drama so far.

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I love how they're weaving bits of sound editing into the show. The music cues are making me crack up too, including the "heollll..." sound, ha!

Soo-kyung is hilarious no matter what, but when she makes Do Kyung walk Hae Young home, she lingers in the background and at one point ROARS - the sound isn't overwhelming, but it's DEFINITELY her. And it's a sound we've heard before, I think off-screen but while she was drunk and in the vicinity. It's just so clever, establishing through sound exactly how insane she must seem to people like the village guardians. She's a ghost-looking woman who stinks of alcohol and roars in the distance!

I really appreciate the effort they're putting into the sound layering, and it's mirrored by the effort that's been put into characterization. These weirdos really do feel like a family, even though individually there is absolutely no reason you would've connected them due to their totally different personalities.

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Just got back from a holiday and managed to catch up with all 4 episodes now. I can't believe I have a new drama to love so son after marriage contract. And loving it so much.

Love the OHY and how she is played by Seo hyun jin. She is so expressive and really manages to capture the many varied moods and temperament of OHY.

Love the way they tell the story as well. I feel captive in their world when watching and just can't wait for more. I feel like I've got happy juice in me watching it

Thanks for the recaps lollypip.

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I don't dislike Soo Kyung (Isa Dora) but it was a really YIKES moment when she said to Do Kyung that she severely abused Oh Hae Young because of her name...like no matter how many other likeable oddball traits a character has, bullying someone is just not cool.

I do think the show has it's flaws- like how some people are uncomfortable with dokyung/haeyoung because of how dokyung messed up taejin's business etc and soo kyung being a bully but overall I still can enjoy it despite some of my reservations.

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I think what triggered her was the cancellation of of our Oh Hae Young's wedding. It was too similar with the situation with her brother so she went psycho. But she'll come around.

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Sounds like she was punishing her before the (recent) cancellation of the wedding though too.

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the way she kept saying "you cancelled ur wedding" makes more sense now. and i do think that was the reason she became so vicious towards her. she might have been a bit cold before but like, it IS a common name. what's less common is the cancelled ur wedding at the last minute while also having that name.
it was sstill unprofessional and shitty of her but at least i can see why she made those connections in her head (esp since she has no clue the real reasons behind it. cant wait to see her reaction when she finds out her brother is the REASON that girl had her wedding cancelled. gonna be a real laugh n a half lol)

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Right....She abused Ordinary Hae young because of her name and when Pretty Hae young comes along she does or says nothing. Why? Because in true Korean drama fashion she doesn't know her brother's girlfriend? The woman that left him at the alter? Huge and really stupid plot hole for me. I'm sure they'll have some ridiculous and lame excuse for why she can't recognize her own brother's former finance.

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It's not that she didn't recognize her (she was obviously frosty and unhappy at No HY's presence), but she does need to maintain some minimum standards of professionality in front of her bosses, esp. regarding the well-connected consultant they just head-hunted.

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I also think she's bidding her time. She's acting cold and disconnected right now, but I'm sure she's very angry and isn't going to let this go.

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I think you missed DK's sister smirk when meeting No Hae Young at the office. Obviously there was a loathing smirk from her.

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This drama is gold, and Seo Hyun-jin is a blessing.

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Major squee for the last scene. The music is spot on. It's been a while since I feel this giddy watching drama, the last one was Marriage Not Dating. Eric and Seo Hyun Jin are winning in this.
Now how can I survive the wait for next episode?

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Marriage Not Dating and this are directed by the same person :D

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No wonder it has same tone.... love the direction

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I love how he's using so many of the same instrumentals MnD. Not all of them thankfully (because I like a drama to have it's own special tracks too).

Also, the script his mom threw on the table in frustration in episode 3! I'm pretty sure that was called Divorce Not Marriage so I was cracking up at that.

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Well that explains a lot.

This show also reminds me a bit of Heart to Heart. It just feels more unfiltered and realistic, even though it's completely not realistic!

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Loved Marriage Not Dating. Love Han Groo. Adore Heo Jong min. No wonder they're using him again. He is adorable and oh so under utilized.

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I know :D I watched the last scene many times. It's so beautiful how he decided to embrace her in his arms ❤

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That jump was the most glorious thing ever and his inner turmoil over whether or not to catch her just made it all that much more amazing when he did. I can't remember the last time I felt this giddy at episode 4. Just...ahhhh. The way they hold each other tighter instinctively. What am I supposed to do with myself until Monday...

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that beautiful hug at the end made the wait for Monday even more difficult !

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Agree. Hae Young-Do Kyung's love story is so wonderful. Both deserve happiness. Hope they could get it soon.

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That jump was the most glorious thing ever..

Nice , much better than a wrist drag.

Seo Hyun-jin , yay.

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I actually found myself tearing up at the ending during the part where Do Kyung was considering not catching her. I'm really surprised this kooky drama has managed to hit some of those deeper, more visceral emotional notes for me.

I think I felt weepy because Our Hae Young has been dealt so many devastating blows recently, yet she's still brave enough to put herself out there and run toward the love that she wants. The thought of him turning away from her when she is expressing herself in such a raw and honest manner was unbearable, and when he dropped his equipment and caught her, my heart was so happy.

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It had me feeling weepy too. I happen to love when quirky, comedic dramas like this one manage to tap into those much deeper, human elements. Yeh Ji-won's Mixed-up Investigative Agency is another example of a drama like that (so happy to see her featured in a leading role again!).

Hae-young suffered a setback in the office this episode with the other OHY coming back. But, where Do-kyung is concerned, she wears her heart on her sleeve and goes all out. It's almost as if her choice to run bravely towards him is her way of achieving catharsis from the self-doubt that's held her back all her life. I love it.

It makes Do-kyung's dilemma all the more compelling: He knows he has no right to hold on to her or to become the person that makes her happy and yet he also can't bring himself to let her fall, not when she puts her trust in him so fully. That conflict just gets me.

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I am so invested in this story already. I'm already cringing when I think about how awful Our Hae-young is going to feel when she learns about:

1) Do-kyung's role in her break-up
2) No Hae-young & Do-kyung's relationship.

PS - I want to thank you, because it was through clicking on your DB username that I found out about MyDramaList! This is the site I never even knew I needed! Kahmsahmnida, Chandler! ^_^

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I know. It's like I'm in a constant state of dread/excitement with this one.

Isn't it a wonderful site? I remember being so excited when I found it, "Finally! A site for people too lazy to blog!" I love that I have a place where I can keep track of all the dramas I've watched and rate them. I'm so happy I could help :)

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Marathon this 4 episodes at once... and I really love this!

Our Hae Young is pretty in and out. I love her interaction with her mom & her crazy-hair boss. They definitely have love hate relationship.

Anyway, I wonder what will Jeon Hye Bin's character in this drama will be ( as a pretty OHY). I hope she is not just a bitchy type.

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Me too started at midnight finished by 5am....
I have important report to finish and now I have finished 3cups of coffee so I could stay awake ?

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Again, I'm so ready to hate on Pretty Oh Hae Young.

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I think he is given another chance to a happy life, that's why he sees those visions. It's more like if you don't move on you will regret these memories, and you will only remember them as a sad memory.
He's living two lives at the same time, the one he lives it at the moment, and the future one. The future life comes to him as if he(the future him) remembers a memory he regrets.
There is a sad tune with lingering feeling in those memories, like he should have discovered that she's the one who he loved the most yet at that moment he did not so that's why he remembers her with saddens. Or as a hint that he will not be with her if he didn't take the chance and so he opened his arms for her. "BUT there's something strange it's the first time he sees a memory yet it did not happened the same way he saw it but a different version of it with different place and circumstances"

I also think that OHY2 is not a nasty girl, she's just oblivious to others pain since she's never experience them. She didn't face difficulties in her life nor did she has ever been rejected by someone. It was always easy for her, that's why she thinks everything will be Ok again with him and they can resume their relationships and she will be forgiven like always.

I just hope our OHY will be happy, I don't want another repeat to what happened to her on her high school days. I want her to become strong and continue to love her self and I really really don't want her to depend on him as a solution to her problems. She will be devastated if she discovered the truth, she will think that he has been with her all this time because of what he did to her fiancee. out of pity.

I love this drama, and I can't wait to watch what the fiancee will do when he comes out. They really did him wrong and they deserve punishment for that.

What I love most in this drama is that all the characters are getting development even OHY manager is an interesting character. I love the family bonds and the friend that comes and goes of their house like he's one of them.

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Totally agree with you. What will happen when the fiancé comes out and the truth is out? That is the part I'm waiting for.

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Oh gosh, I love/hate that. It's like his brain is telling him "these are all the memories you'll have when she's gone."

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I love it too. Yes, I also dread it for what it may mean for the story. But I think we all know some separation is bound to happen with all the issues between them.

I only wish that maybe the drama had held back on some of the other visions, like of Jin-sang and the doctor. Because I felt like those were thrown in to show what's happening to him, but they only serve to confuse me more when most of his important visions are of Hae-young. That said, I think I remember her being nearby when the visions first occurred with Jin-sang...

It also seems like his visions are often influenced by sounds he hears and I like that touch, but, then again, that's not completely consistent. Luckily, visions of the future are one of those things I can easily accept as just being a fantastical happening. Even Do-kyung is still wondering why they're occurring so I don't think the show is just going to drop it. I definitely think his words about them feeling like sad, lonely memories mean something important.

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"BUT there’s something strange it’s the first time he sees a memory yet it did not happened the same way he saw it but a different version of it with different place and circumstances"

- Okay. This had me wondering also. I even came up with a crazy idea, that I likely think won't actually happen, BUT hear me out anyway lol.

What if...Do-kyung's 'visions' are memories from another timeline? Lol, maybe this is actually a time-travel drama in disguise where he will be given the chance to go back to that pivotal moment in the bar and rectify his mistake? And, by doing so, he'll be giving Hae-young a second chance with Tae-jin & giving up all the memories with her in this timeline etc.

Then, perhaps, things won't actually go that differently in that timeline because Oh Hae-young and Han Tae-jin won't work out naturally. Perhaps most of the moments he sees are flashes of how their relationship would have happened without the burden of knowing the role he played in her heartbreak.

This is, after all, a supernatural drama so anything could happen right? Lol, it's a stretch, but I kind of like the idea...

All the visions he has of other people mess with this theory though :(

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Points for creative thinking :D :D

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Haha, thanks :)

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Dammit, autofill. It's finally happened. You've given away my full name...

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my theory is that, in the future, Do-Kyung is in a near-death experience and that the entire series is based on how his life flashes back before his eyes. this probably explains the feeling of regret and sadness he feels when having such visions - that they almost feel like memories (something that already happened and not something about to exist). also, remember when he said that he feels his life will somehow end in tragedy?

oh man, thinking about its possibility already gives me sad visions.

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I don't know if I'm just so biased towards our Oh Hae Young but I don't like No Hae Young. She seems really fake and superficial (and I realise that this is unfair because she hasn't actually really done anything to our Hae Young except be herself). She's used to being catered to, being complimented and being the centre of attention that even her remembering our Oh Hae Young seemed to be aimed at the audience (ie the other people in the office) to show how lovely, nice and magnanimous No Hae Young is.

I've felt that Do Kyung and our Oh Hae Young have had some very steamy looks (good chemistry) between them even from the first 2 eps (when they thought they'd never see each other again) but am loving the new developments. I really love them together, I'm just a bit scared about what our Oh Hae Young will do once Do Kyung confesses his crimes. This is one of those occassions where I'm hoping she doesn't find out until long after they've fallen in love.

I really hope that Oh Hae Young masters her urge to turtle herself in the presence of No Hae Young. Stand up for yourself, girl! Can't wait for next week.

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DB should consider this instead of pretty oh hea young

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I think we should have Our Hae-young and No Hae-young!

And yeah, I don't like calling No Hae-young "Pretty Oh Hae-young", for several reasons.

First of all, I really really hate using someone's looks as their identifier. Second, I really hate comparing people based on their looks. And third of all, Our Hae-young is legitimately gorgeous, so I'm having a really hard time buying what this drama is trying to sell with regards to No Hae-young being soooooooooooooooooooooooo much prettier than Our Hae-young.

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Funny thing is, I buy that Our Hae Young is just plain Oh Hae Young.

Seo Hyun Jin was that ability. In Let's Eat 2, she was supposed to be this chubby character when the actress herself is not, and she sold it pretty well.

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I really want to talk about this drama. I am really liking it and I feel like talking.

First of all, I like the main OHY actress. She is nailing the character and because of it, I love her so very much.

I thought the drama will be simple enough where the hero tries to make up or something for making a mistake but having the second OHY come back as workplace boss was a bit much of a plot but still it adds that nice 'kdrama' to the mix. So, though I rolled my eyes at 'do you have to really do this?', I also was thinking 'please, this time, give it a positive & empowering tone'. I mean, we do not want her to go through her high school years do we?

And how nice it could be if we find out that second OHY is actually a nice girl and perhaps had her own issues with main OHY? That will be such a fun thing to see.

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Also, I wish Eric Moon can emote better. I think the character is better written than his representation of it. He seems to have very limited expressions actually. So, I look forward to the day he feels one with the character..

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I thought Eric did great job interpreted Park Do Kyung. His character supposed to be sad and gloomy without words. And I think he delivered it so well by his eyes and gestures.

Do Kyung is my fav character. There is a sadness and loneliness in himself because the guy seems so introvert and like to spend his time by recording the sounds everywhere. It's totally opposite to Oh Hae Young which is full of spirit and bright.

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May be...I am left wanting quite a bit. I know he is sad, lonely, introvert etc but even when he sees future shots or remembers past moments, or he is just talking to her, I feel his expressions are a same all the time...Anyways, I am sure I will grow to like him. I liked him the moment he dropped his bags anyway...

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I think Eric portrayal of Do Kyung is someone who is sad and always putting up poker face all the time, because he doesn't want people to figure out how he really feels. Like trying to hide his miserables feels. That's why he always had the same facade.

But I guess he's opening up to Hae Young and he's gonna laugh more in the next episodeeeeeeee. Maybe we'll get a happy Do Kyung at the end of the drama.

CANT WAIT TO SEE MY HAPPY DO KYUNGGGGGGG (SCREAMSSSS) but i don't want this to end.............. nop

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He did shouting all the time with his little brother and crews and act silly with his buddy Ji Sang lol..... So, i don't know exactly what you mean with the same expressions XD

I like Eric as an actor. I follow him for several dramas. So, I know exactly how versatile this guy. if you still think he can't emote, try to see his previous work Que Sera Sera, Super Rookie or Discovery of Romance. So, you can sure that the way his presentation of Do Kyung already 100% based on the character itself.

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Que Sera Sera.....
Story is not for everyone but Eric is wonderful in it....

embarrassment after His mother left.... Awkwardness and guilt when hears all the story of hea young...
I only saw him inexpressive after introducing park hoon... Who can blame him no one knows how to react in such situations...

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Hee! Another Andrea! Annyung! ^_^

It's funny, because this here Andrea has never been able to finish a drama with Eric Moon in it. I tried Que Sera, Sera and got bored/hated the main actress. I also tried Discovery of Romance and a) hated the main actress (I think it was the same actress as in QSS, actually) and b) hated Eric's character.

This is the first Eric Moon drama that I haven't even thought about quitting. Here's hoping it stays this good!

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As a fan of Eric who has never thought of him as a perfect or flawless actor, I have to say I'm loving him more here than I ever have.

He's playing such a different character, one that I think is actually pretty hard to portray without coming off as boring. But there is something subtly dynamic about his performance here. He conveys a quiet strength, while also giving the feeling that he's very world-weary. I think the vibe he gives off is actually what has be buying into Seo Hyun-jin's character gravitating towards him so quickly. He really feels like a listener by nature, not just quiet or introverted for the sake of it. I feel like Eric's performance has a lot to do with this so I'm personally very happy with him here.

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I didn't notice it until Haeyoung said it but everything about Dokyung makes him look unhappy and unsatisfied with his life. Eric is not perfect but so far, he looks and acts like a Dokyung so I'm all good.

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Exactly what I'm thinking. He's one of the actor that can act without saying a word. I saw the same during Discovery of Romance.

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Totally disagree. Eric is the new thing I find in this drama. I love his eyes even when he talk nothing. We can see whether he's sad, lonely, desperate or happy. It's easy to show the actings through some moves or dialoques. But his actings are beyond words. Sometimes I think he's really flirty with Oh Hae Young (don't know it's Eric or Park Do Kyung) especially during he said she's pretty while eating:) When he smiles, my heart melts.

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Well, I don't think it's easy to act without sentences. And for me, Eric did very well even beyond my expectations (I always have some 'thing' in idol actor, but he proves me wrong. Like someone said, Eric has very expressive eyes. I'm sure after his sadness gone, we can see the real Park Do Kyung which is as crazy as his siblings lol.

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Talking about idol actors, I just found out today that Kim Jisuk also debuted as an idol, although his group was short lived. That means 4 out of the 6 leads are of idol origin (except for Ye Jiwon and Lee Jaeyoon), although only Eric is still an idol. Should we start calling this drama an idol drama then? XD

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Really? I love all the actors in this drama. maybe they should promise if ratings hit 5% they would sing the OST all together. How fun it will be XD

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Seo Hyunjin mentioned in Eric's V-app before the drama's press conference that she'll be singing an OST, so at least there's that to look forward for! She was M.I.L.K's lead vocalist so she should be good, Jeon Hyebin asked her to sing a little part of it but she was so adorably shy about it XD

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Park Do Kyung is kinda new character in korean drama world. He's character more like beta male who usually we see as the second male lead. The calm, caring guy. It's so fresh to see something new like this and not typical snobby-bully-shouting-kinda male lead.

Somehow, I think Eric did great job to play Park Do Kyung's character. He's like the very good listener for uri Hae Young, always helping and protecting her in silent but not hesitate to praise her which I think makes uri Hae Young think he's her 'happy thoughts'. He's so quiet compare to his crazy siblings. He likes to listen deeply and very introvert. And he's very passive. Even with pretty Oh Hae Young, the girl seems took the control over him. He's totally the opposite of uri Hae Young who is very extrovert and easy going.

But there is a unique side of them.
Hae Young seems strong outside but she's weak inside and Do Kyung is the place that she feels safe.
On the other hand, Do Kyung seems weak outside but very strong inside.

Both are hurting so deeply from the one that they loved the most. I sincerily hope that hae Young could open Do Kyung's heart and makes him smile again.

This two opposite personality is interpreted nicely with Eric and Seo Hyun Jin. I love their romance is starting slow but sure. No rush. And when the time of the ex lovers come, their bond already strong for each other cause they got used to share one another.

I like their past relationship. Both seems happy with their ex lovers. I think Do Kyung loves pretty Oh Hae Young is much more than Hae Young loves her ex fiance. So, not sure how the situations will be when pretty Oh Hae Young come out the next episodes.

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just a sudden thought, myb the writer decided his personality because he's a second child? because of his lil brother, he has to be sensible, and then there is his strong director sister who we never sees her ever talking to her mother. That's why I think he is kind of introvert and feels like everyone is his responsibilities.

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Wow, 'pretty' Oh Hae Young has a lot of nerve. First you dump him on his wedding day with an image of yourself in another country with another man and the annoying 'Wishing you happiness' phrase, then you start bugging him a year after, calling him and telling him you miss him. Then you start working at his sister's company (any one figure that she took that job only because she learnt that it was Soo Kyung's company and hoped that that would give her an in with Do Kyung?) and try to attach yourself by calling her 'unnie' and acting like everything is peachy. Then you run into our Oh Hae Young and act like you're the best of friends and 'you' were the one inconvenienced in high school because you shared the same name. Gah! I can't even... The world does not revolve around you 'pretty' Oh Hae Young. Get over yourself already.

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I am reserving judgement until we find out why she actually never showed up at the wedding.

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I am reserving judgement...somewhat. I may be ready to give her the benefit of the doubt to an extent, but I'll have a hard time accepting any reason she might have for the way she left him. Not even respecting him enough to break up with him in person or at all, only to end up in Paris with another guy while he is still searching hospitals for her in his tux? She will certainly have a hard time justifying that to me.

And I say this as a someone who actually wants to like her.

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The kicker was the message accompanying that photo. 'From now on, ther will only be happy things'? Ouch.

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Thank you for telling me what that message said! It hasn't been translated in the recap or any of the episodes, even though the screen zooms into the words. Ugh, that makes it so much worse...

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Why doesn't "Unni" recognize her? Huge stupid kdrama plot hole for me that will undoubtedly be explained away with she was "abroad" or something the way they always do. Oh well. It's still Kdrama I guess.

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She definitely does recognise No Hae Young. I think she's just biding her time to torture her.

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Oh, she definitely recognizes her. She actually gave No Hae-young the cut direct when No Hae-young called her "unnie".

I was more than a little shocked that No Hae-young pulled out an "unnie", to be honest.

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1. I love how petty and crazy Sister/Boss is. More French and Booze. Can't wait until she and OHY become besties.

2. "Pretty" OHY cannot truly be so oblivious to what she did in HS and now to "Just" OHY. That level of casual selfishness cannot be purely subconscious.

3. Why do younger bro/jailbait GF exist?

4. I cannot be the only one who actually wanted him to step aside and let her splat right? RIGHT? (I know, I'm evil.)

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4. I almost expected that because he expected her to jump. I thought it would be fun too. But his choice was much more endearing.

1. I am loving the sister too. She definitely feels crazy. I am almost certain she wants her brother do something something with main OHY.

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3. This has been my question since the beginning.

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3. I hated Hoon in Marriage Not Dating, at least his prescence and similarity to his MND character are somewhat eclipsed by the Convenience Store GF (who I actually like).

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Convenience Store GF is such a nicer name than my Jailbait GF, but hey, they did actually check her DOB in the show! :P

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3. Lol, I don't know what all of you are talking about.
The end of this episode explained their existence to me perfectly ;)

For real tho, I actually like his brother. I just think his romance feels out of place (until it became a useful influence at the end there).

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lol at # 3&4

3. This tbh! Like the only scenes I skip are An na's and the brother's. Sort of unnecessary and I don't really find their scenes amusing.

4. I was actually yelling at the screen telling him to run! Run as far away as he can! Heh.

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3. The actress is/was an idol and they need some way to give her screentime?

Idk, I find them irrelevant to the story but they're both good at comedy, so they're too amusing for me to be bothered by them, lol.

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I absolutely love Crazy French Drunk. I also absolutely love that she and Hae Young have entire conversations that have nothing to do with men or relationships. True, they're about work or alcohol or fighting or village guardians or generally abusive, but it's nice to have two women talking normally without some jealous man-grab thing happening.

And the entire scene of the family gathered round trying to translate the Drunk French was priceless and fit everyone's personalities perfectly. They all seemed so HAPPY, and Hae Young would have fit in perfectly, probably doing a drunk flamenco dance to join in.

I even like Anna, who is insane but stagily so and is giving the brother a run for his money. Awesome.

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3. I think they exist to show us their uncensored way of "just being together because..." thing. They show that there's nothing holding them back when they are together. They enjoy being happy together w/out any thought of being hurt etc. Whereas both our mains are reserved because of their past. Its a contrast that I think gives the people around them food for thought w/out even knowing it.

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Exactly.

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Really wanted to jump into the wagon of this show, but dreading the angst when Hae Young finally found out the truth about Do Kyung, auh! Also, have hopes that the Pretty one has good reason to leave (like Polar Bear from Witch's Romance maybe? Totally stupid reason, but definitely not malicious), coz this show is too good to be messed up by a cliched second lead.

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Omg, now I remember Polar Bear ugh. That was indeed stupid.

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I love the show, but am constantly plagued by angst over Hae Young's ex's potential revenge plus Have Young finding out. Now because "Pretty" Hae Young is played so sickeningly nice I am worried about Polar Bear syndrome. AHHHHH!!!!!!

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meowingme ~

coz this show is too good to be messed up by a cliched second lead.

I know. Crossing fingers, hoping the plot doesn't go with the 1st Love /Ex/2nd Lead Hell Bitch role for Pretty OHY.

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Eric can really do cheesy well. I died a million times.

I agree about Pretty Haeyoung being empty. Well, it's still early since we've only seen her for a bit but so far, I don't like her. When she acted all chummy with Sookyung, I wanted to hack her. It's annoying how oblivious she is and she could have done something so that our Haeyoung wouldn't have suffered that much. From what we saw of their past, she seemed to even enjoy being the "superior" one between the two of them.

And yeah, Dokyung's visions need to be explained. Otherwise, I'd just think of them as an excuse to fill the episode with replays. The ending was well played though.

Thanks for the recaps!

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Gosh... Eric is the guy that can deliver cheesy lines without permission and that makes me swooonnnn.... I love when he tease uri Hae Young. And I can understand why Hae Young refers him as a HAPPY SPACE XD

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Remember his "Do you smell something burning? My heart is burning."? /dead

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Hahahaha I've only seen him in Discovery of Romance so this must be a different drama?

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It's from an old one called Phoenix/Firebird. Here's a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4ooa_PVXco He also parodied himself in SNL and it was hella funny.

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Yeap. It's from his first drama Phoenix (Bulsae) way back in 2004. It's so cheesy, he has never lived that line down XD

They built a whole skit around it when Shinhwa hosted SNL Korea in May 2015. It was cheesily hilarious.

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Pwahahaha omg no Eric no. That was hilarious! But yeah..I'm slayed.

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Eric should have a dialogue in this drama telling Hoon to insert the sound of a heart burning, lol.

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seriously, if they include that dialogue, that'll be so epic...

LOL.

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Pfffft omg please. I need this to happen.

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Hahaha that cheesy line! xD Thanks for sharing the video.

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That remark followed him to Discovery of Romance. In a scene at at Jung Yumi's workshop, she and Eric were having a
conversation when he suddenly interrupted her and said "do you smell something burning?" She had been making herself some ramen for lunch before he showed up and had forgotten about it.

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actually it was Jung Yumi asking him if he smells something burning, then Eric gave a deadpan face "are you kidding me?!" HAHAHAH it was soooo funny

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I wonder if Do Kyung's vision are related in some way to his father's death. He shut that conversation down pretty quickly - maybe there's more to it than him being an introvert.

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I don't think we have seen enough of Pretty HY to really make any judgements.

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haven't had this much anxiety waiting for Monday like this in a really really REALLY long time.
Seo Hyunjin is so charismatic as our favorite Oh Hae Young, it is almost too perfect to be true.
Eric, ô Eric, I've missed you so much!

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I don't want to jinx but last time I waited for Monday Tuesday was for CITT.... Which was also from Tvn... It was a disaster..

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This is what has me scared. I've enjoyed the first four episodes soooo much and I'm loving all of the characters (not even that bothered by Do Kyung's gold digging mother), but this could easily end in disaster again so I'm keeping my love in check.

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I'm getting a sense of doom from Do Kyung's memories, from whatever happens between him and Oh Hae Young. A bit of grab onto something fleeting while he can( do I sense a Kdrama separation?)

And let's not forget how "pretty" Oh Hae Young described main Oh Hae Young said to Do Kyung' about (Not very nice), but she could be just oblivious or a simply mean girl, I think the show's doing a good job of teasing the viewer with the possibilities.

Ohh, about about that end hug, Oh Hae Young came down like a Kung Fu warrior. I wonder if she's going to fall in the next episode or maybe not?

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To be fair to Pretty Oh Hae Young, Our Hae Young does seem dull in the flashbacks. We know her as she is now, but back then insecurity made her a lot smaller and I don't think POHY can be blamed for seeing her in an unflattering light. At least not yet. I just hope Our Hae Young doesn't fall back into her past behavior now that POHY is back.

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I think (and I hope) that when she said that she too had problems having the same name, she was being honest.

I sense that behind all the bubbliness there's also a resentment and I hope it will make her more likable.

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Here's a thought I had: We haven't been told much about Pretty Hae-young's life at all. She has it all when you look on the surface, but maybe she had her own things she was lacking growing up?

She says in this episode that she thought of Hae-young's mom sometimes. Maybe she has issues with her mom and whenever Oh Hae-young's mom would call her name growing up, Pretty Hae-young would be envious of that?

Pfft. And maybe this is the reason she didn't want to marry Eric? Because she wanted a better mother-in-law, lol. His mom is really the only reason I can think of for someone not to want to marry Eric...

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Oh, that would be nice, but I admit that I definitely didn't think she was being honest when she said it also caused problems for her. The pause and her expression made it seem like she tacked it on to her original sentence to maybe mollify Our Hae Young or something. I don't know. It was awkward though.

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It seemed like Pretty realized she was implying that Just Hae Young was the lacking one (through comparison) so quickly tacked herself on so it would be balanced. And her slightly-dorky overexcitement about seeing Just Hae Young again didn't feel manufactured.

From what we've seen so far, Pretty doesn't seem actively mean, just self-centered and oblivious. She's had a charmed life where people just want to make things easier for her, and she might have no idea how much she's benefited from that. Though based on her phone call with Do Kyung and the entire "Unni" thing, she also may never have had to actually deal with fallout from her actions - with SK in particular she seems to think she's going to be able to brazen through this with a couple of "unni"s and being charming. And I do not think SK is going to roll with that (though it might take her a while to get her bearings, and also I'm now worried SK is a serious alcoholic who drinks soju like water).

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Gosh, this drama...

Look at all those stolen glances and half-smiles. And that epic "You look pretty when you eat" comment with all the embarrassing reactions afterward. And how all those little and mundane memories with Do-kyung became the happy place Hae-young's mind unconsciously sought whenever she felt down.

Ah, I fall in love completely with this show. Someone help meeee..

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Sorry, but I keep seeing this popping up in recaps for this drama. The word "alter", as used in this recap, should be spelled "altar".

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Thank you for the recap, Lollypip!! Amazing analysis over how the visual part of the drama plays an important role. Just like this is the 1st time i have paid particular attention to the sounds I hear in a drama and movie and how much they enhance the experience of watching it.

I love, love, love this show!! The chemistry between Our Hae-young and Do-kyung is so awesome. I can just feel it in my gut that they are perfect for each other. I like Do-kyung's gruffness so much different from the bad boy types we see in kdramas. And Seo Hyun-jin as Our Hae-young is a delight to watch. Love all the side characters too- so far, nobody has been completely negative in their character

I still need to know about the Other Hae-young and I agree with everybody here that she does seems completely oblivious. However, she can't have been so successful in her career if she hadn't realized that her looks were to her advantage. She doesn't seem to be the type to be intentionally hurtful, though that might change when Do-kyung is concerned. That being said, I didn't like the way she said to Our Hae-young that she suffered a lot in high school because of their names.

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I thought I was the only one! I've been so sensitive to sounds since watching this drama.

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And here I am thinking that they can capture all sounds while filming.

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me too,..

:D

now, whenever i watch a movie/tv series, i start to analyze the sound...

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