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Bring It On, Ghost: Episode 3

Now that Hyun-ji’s shown her usefulness in ghost-fighting, Bong-pal has a valid excuse to keep her around beyond “gosh, she’s cute.” It’s a good thing, because she doesn’t seem inclined to go anywhere any time soon. And he’ll need her help, especially her ability to see malevolent ghosts’ weaknesses, as it doesn’t look like there will be any shortage of ghosts for this new dynamic duo to take down.

 
EPISODE 3 RECAP

On his apartment roof, Bong-pal listens to Hyun-ji stammer about their kiss, then leans in and kisses her again. He backs up and asks if it triggered any memories like last time, but awww, Hyun-ji is a little stunned. Bong-pal asks her for a favor in return for the one he just did her, helping him like she did today

He notices that she’s spacing out, but he clarifies that if she’ll help him with some exorcisms, he’ll let her off the hook for the money she promised him for the pervert ghost. Aaaand… she’s off in lala-land again, hee. This time she poofs away, probably not having heard a word he said, and Bong-pal wonders if she was telling the truth about her memories.

Elsewhere in the city, a beautiful woman primps in front of a mirror while hateful comments pop up about her online at an alarming rate. She stands in the living room for a minute looking at a large photo of herself, then in the photo’s glass, we see the reflection of her hanging body.

The next morning, Bong-pal can’t get that kiss out of his mind, or Hyun-ji’s confused reaction. He complains that this isn’t even the first time a virgin ghost has played him, HAHA. He makes his lunch (I love how he’s such a good cook) and wonders where monk Myung-chul went, and in the corner Myung-chul’s scimitar gleams ominously.

Hyun-ji’s ghost friend Kyung-ja searches for veterinarian Hye-sung all over campus, then finds Hyun-ji stewing in a cafe. She swears that this is the man of her dreams, not all those other men-of-her-dreams she’s followed, and finally notices that something’s off with Hyun-ji.

Hyun-ji tells her that it was kissing Bong-pal that triggered her memories, but the second time he kissed her, nothing happened. Hyun-ji pops back to Bong-pal, this time making him nervous with her closeness, but by now he’s worked himself into a good snit over being “tricked” by her. He stomps off, so Hyun-ji decides to take Kyung-ja’s advice and just stick to him like glue.

Pretty coed Seo-yeon notices that the puppy is still in the vet clinic window, so she finds Hye-sung, to ask if she can foster it while he looks for a new owner. Hye-sung readily agrees, and tells her to come by the clinic after class.

Bong-pal does his best to ignore Hyun-ji, even when she offers to help him like he suggested. She grabs a book from his hand in the library, and when he tries to grab it back, he notices all the students staring at him. Whoops.

He finally says that he won’t trust her again, that he knows she’s lying about her memories. Hyun-ji whines that she’s not lying, but she admits that she didn’t see any new memories when he kissed her, so he’s mistrustful. Hyun-ji turns those big eyes on Bong-pal, and he asks, if her memories didn’t return, why is she offering to help him?

Reaching for any excuse, Hyun-ji asks him to help her study for her college entrance exams. She tells Bong-pal that she can’t cross over because she never took them, so she thinks that if she does well on the test, she can move on. The force of her formidable aegyo, and her promise to help him fight ghosts in the meantime, eventually convinces Bong-pal to agree.

Whoever this Sadako person is that was posting hateful comments on Chun-sang and In-rang’s website, he’s apparently not stopping at online attacks. He’s somehow cleaned out Chun-sang’s bank account, and now he’s stalking him on a video game. In-sang urges Chun-sang to leave the game, but Chun-sang is obsessed.

Bong-pal balks when it becomes clear that Hyun-ji intends to live with him while they hunt ghosts together, but she argues that as a team they should stick together — and besides, she has nowhere to go. He finally agrees, if she pays rent in even more ghost hunts, and he even cracks a tiny smile when they reach an agreement.

Hyun-ji tags along while Bong-pal shops for groceries, tossing meat in his cart despite his protests, hee. Poor Bong-pal has to give her her way or risk being seen arguing with himself.

Hyun-ji isn’t done spending Bong-pal’s money — on the walk home she begs him to buy her a dress she sees in a store window. Bong-pal grouchily says he doesn’t think it would look pretty on her, so she pops into the window to stand behind the manikin and show him. She looks adorable, but Bong-pal just shakes his head and walks on.

Hye-sung hands over the puppy to Seo-yeon with medicine and instructions. There’s an odd moment when Hye-sun’gs pen falls off his desk and Seo-yeon picks it up, noticing that it’s monogrammed with his name.

Chun-sang finally succumbs to Sadako’s video game attacks, and Sadako taunts him until he’s in a rage. Sadako invites Chun-sang to come find him in person if he dares.

The woman who killed herself turns out to be a famous singer, Miz, who left behind a video of her suicide. In a dim little room, Chun-sang’s tormentor Sadako’s computer blinks out, then his phone rings, displaying the video of the singer Miz’s death.

He tosses his phone away, but then his television lights up with a video of her walking in a white dress. Suddenly her broken and angry spirit crawls out from under his bed and attacks him.

Hyun-ji is still whining about the dress when they get back to Bong-pal’s apartment, sick and tired of wearing her school uniform for the past five years. She explains that all he has to do is buy the dress and burn it so that she can wear it, and Bong-pal balks at the idea of burning brand-new, expensive clothes.

Hyun-ji is happy to see her new pink cup and toothbrush next to Bong-pal’s, since it’s been five years since anyone gave her a present, and even Bong-pal has to smile at that. He teases her that it’s been five years since she brushed her teeth — ha, one point to Bong-pal.

Hyun-ji reluctantly hides when Myung-chul shows up, and he immediately sees his scimitar and asks how it got here. Bong-pal lies that it’s been here all along, and luckily Myung-chul goes along with him. Poor Hyun-ji has to watch as Myung-chul gobbles up all of her meat, then assumes that her new toothbrush is for him. Ewww.

With Myung-chul there appropriating the couch, Hyun-ji looks for a place to sleep and ends up in Bong-pal’s room. She notices that he always sleeps wadded up against the wall, and she carefully lies down in the empty spot next to him. He turns in his sleep and ends up with his nose an inch from hers, which reminds her of that kiss on the rooftop.

She eventually falls asleep, but some time later Bong-pal wakes up and finds her there. He’s annoyed, but he lets her sleep, and even covers her with his blanket before going out to the living room. Awww, he’s such a gentleman even though she’s a ghost.

Bong-pal lays down on the floor next to the couch, but Myung-chul rolls over in his sleep and lands right next to him. Bong-pal just takes his place on the couch, hee. In the morning, Bong-pal lies that he slept on the couch because it was hot in his room.

Myung-chul heads out early on some business, promising to see Bong-pal on his mother’s memorial day. He reminds Bong-pal not to exorcise any ghosts while he’s gone,and to avoid virgin ghosts in particular. Hyun-ji gets all up in his face to glare at him, which Myung-chul can vaguely feel, but Bong-pal says that he doesn’t see anything.

Once he’s gone, Hyun-ji complains to Bong-pal about him, then asks for breakfast. She eats with gusto, and Bong-pal sighs and requests they rework their agreement now that he knows how much she can pack away. Hyun-ji is forced to agree, but she gets back at Bong-pal by demanding more food, ha.

Uber-hacker In-rang locates Sadako’s home, and Chun-sang goes storming over prepared to confront him. He’s worked himself into an impressive lather, but when he doesn’t answer, they burst into Sadako’s room then scream to find his mutilated body on the floor.

The cops exposit that Sadako was known for making malicious comments online and had been sued a lot, even by the famous idol Miz. They take Chun-sang and In-rang in to question them, and the boys swear that he was dead when they found him. Luckily, CCTV evidence supports their claim.

The boys overhear the cops talking about all the malicious comments made about Miz that probably pushed her to kill herself. Sadako was the worst offender, but the second worst, the leader of Miz’s anti-fan group, has also been found dead with all the bones in his hand broken, same as Sadako’s.

Chun-sang grows anxious when they talk about the third-worst online attacker, Black Star Angel, which is his online handle. But he swears that it wasn’t him — Sadako hacked his account and used it to make those comments.

Chun-sang is a nervous wreck, and gets worse when they find Miz’s anti-fan website, where everyone is talking about a curse on anyone who wrote nasty comments about the idol. Suddenly a photo of Miz on the site comes to life and their power flickers out, scaring Chun-sang and In-rang, and they run for it.

Another critic of Miz’s, a woman this time, finds herself alone in an elevator when the video of Miz’s death pops up on her phone. A black mist surrounds her and Miz appears, looking furious, and the woman screams. By the time the elevator door opens, the woman is dead.

Bong-pal and Hyun-ji bicker as usual when she follows him to school, and after class they spot Seo-yeon in the hall. Hyun-ji laughs when Bong-pal freezes up, and when he tries to escape, she pinches him and makes him yelp, drawing Seo-yeon’s attention. Awww, he looks terrified.

With Hyun-ji encouraging him, Bong-pal starts to ask Seo-yeon to lunch, but she sees Hye-sung behind him and he obvious distraction makes him chicken out. He turns his annoyance on Hyun-ji (“Do you wanna die?” I’m already dead!” Hee) and she stomps off in a huff.

Seo-yeon reports to Hye-sung that the little dog isn’t eating much, so they arrange for her to bring him into the clinic the next day. He moves on and sees a girl feeding a stray cat, and strikes up a conversation with her. He gently fusses at her for feeding a stray on school grounds, but just tells her to feed it in a different place next time.

He notices that the cat seems to be feeding kittens, and gives the girl suggestions for what to feed it. He tries to examine the cat but she scratches him and runs, and his eyes go hard and black for a moment before he shakes it off. ~shudder~

Myung-chul records his chants on his phone, and plays the recording at the funeral he’s working rather than chant out loud. He gets a phone call and pretends it’s part of the ceremony, HA, but he answers when the phone rings a second time. It’s a colleague, who he asks for a favor — to check on Bong-pal’s father, who he can’t manage to contact lately.

In-rang finds Bong-pal on campus and begs him to help Chun-sang, who by now is refusing to go out, and living on anti-anxiety meds. In-rang badly explains the situation, and when Chun-sang calls him, their connection is scarily crackly. Suddenly Miz’s death video pops up on Chun-sang’s phone, and In-rang knows something is wrong and drags Bong-pal to save Chun-sang.

Meanwhile Chun-sang finds himself face-to-face with Miz’s ghost, and though he tries to hide from her, she finds him and attacks. He passes out and she grabs his hand to break his bones, but Hyun-ji pops up right next to them and shouts for her to stop.

The two female ghosts fight, and Hyun-ji begs Miz to quit doing this — killing people won’t change anything. Miz attacks again, yelling that all she wanted was compliments, “But why did they hate me so much?!”

Bong-pal bursts in and shoves Miz off of Hyun-ji, and she disappears then appears behind him and punches him, hard. She punches Hyun-ji too, and Hyun-ji sweeps her feet out from under her, then grabs her hands and tells her that she was the one who hated herself the most. That seems to strike a chord, and Miz stops fighting.

Hyun-ji says again that killing people won’t do any good, and Miz finds her anger again and starts to choke Hyun-ji. She screams in frustration, and the sound stirs Bong-pal, and he runs over to throw her off of Hyun-ji.

Miz seems hurt, and when she stands again, she finds herself looking into a mirror. Hyun-ji’s words that she hates herself echo in her head, and as she realizes what she’s done and the truth of Hyun-ji’s statement, she starts to slowly burn away. Once again, Hyun-ji found the ghost’s weak spot and used it to banish her.

Too late, In-rang comes screaming into the room armed with several baseball bats, ha. He wails over Chun-sang’s prone body — aww, their bromance is so cute.

Hyun-ji tires of walking home after Bong-pal, and offers to meet him there. She pops away, and Bong-pal smiles, saying that it’s the first time he’s been jealous of a ghost. But she pops right back, too tired to even teleport herself, and a second attempt fails as well.

As she whines, Bong-pal notices again that her uniform is ragged from being worn for five years, and he says that she did a good job today. Hyun-ji agrees and begs for meat, since she didn’t get any last time, and this time Bong-pal easily agrees and sends her home while he goes to buy some.

But when he gets back, she’s conked out on the couch, exhausted from the fight. Bong-pal goes to the roof and lights a small fire, and downstairs, Hyun-ji wakes to find her school uniform fading away, leaving her in the pretty peach dress. Awww, why does that choke me up so much?

Hyun-ji moves up to the roof, now wearing the dress Bong-pal just burned for her. She twirls for him, smiling happily, and Bong-pal goes slack-jawed at the pretty.

Back on campus, In-rang tends to Chun-sang, and both of them burst into tears when he wakes up and discovers he’s still alive with no broken bones.

Hye-sung’s nurse notices the scratch on his hand from the stray cat, though he makes light of it. When he takes off his lab coat, we see his arm covered in more scratches. His eyes go blank again, and over on campus, the student looks for the cat to feed her again, and finds her kittens next to the cat’s dead body.

COMMENTS

Okay, Bong-pal buying Hyun-ji that dress is the sweetest thing ever. He really is a marshmallow underneath that prickly exterior. I love his grumpiness, but I also love when he softens towards Hyun-ji and gives in to her demands. He doesn’t do it for no reason, she always earns it in some way (in his mind), but it’s still sweet when he caves and gives her the very thing he just swore he’d never give her.

I just love the whole dynamic between Bong-pal and Hyun-ji — they’re perfect bookends for each other. She’s bubbly and bright, he’s brooding and grumpy, and watching her annoy the heck out of him is endlessly entertaining. It’s so cute how he holds strong until she bats her huge eyes at him, then he just crumples like tissue paper. As I said, she does earn the things he gives her, and he always manages to convince himself that whatever she wants was his idea anyway, but let’s be honest — Hyun-ji is playing Bong-pal like a fiddle. Lucky for her, he’s already so enchanted with her (though he won’t admit it), I think that by the time he realizes how much she’s been running the show, allowing him to think he’s in charge, he won’t even care anymore.

I like the way the cohabitation between Bong-pal and Hyun-ji is set up, too, because it makes logical sense and doesn’t seem contrived as a flimsy way to get the two characters in close quarters. She gets to stay at his place and gets fed, and pays him in ghost-fighting. It’s a good setup because it’s mutually beneficial — Hyun-ji gets a home base, and gets to stay near Bong-pal and discover if he can help her recover any memories, and he gets an awesome fighting partner. The way they took down that murderer ghost in the motel was amazing, they just worked together like a well-oiled machine. And with Hyun-ji being able to see the ghosts’ weaknesses (and I love that not all of the weaknesses are physical — some, like in Miz’s case, are emotional), she’ll be an invaluable asset. I’m curious to see her reaction when she finds out why Bong-pal needs such a large amount of money.

The complication of Myung-chul showing up and taking Hyun-ji’s meat and toothbrush is a fun addition to the cohabitation hijinks, and I like Chun-sang and In-rang for their odd comedic addition to the show. But I’ll admit that a large part of me really wants to see all of these ghost hunters get together and form an awesome and hilarious ghost-fighting team, because at this point the different groups of people are starting to feel a tiny bit disjointed. That’s not a complaint — I love all of the quirky characters in this show. I just think they’d be even better together, and seeing Bong-pal with even more annoyances to roll his eyes at would be so much fun. His grumpy, sarcastic, cynical attitude never gets old.

I’m getting more and more worried about our vet Hye-sung, because he’s way too perfect and yet also creepy as hell. I’m a little confused why a cat scratch would infuriate him so much — as a veterinarian, he’d be getting bitten and scratched by animals all day long. It makes me that much more curious to find out what his deal is, and what his eerie tattoo is about, and how — or if — he’s connected with Bong-pal. There’s definitely something otherwordly going on with him, and I’m anxious to know what it is.

Normally I’m not big on the “villain of the week” format, but in this case I find it fits into the over-arcing story well. Bong-pal and Hyun-ji have an agreement that she gets to live with him in return for helping him fight ghosts, so naturally they need to fight a lot of ghosts for her to work off her side of the deal. Not to mention, at least so far, the ghost’s backstories seem interesting and it’s fun to watch Hyun-ji find their weakness and exploit it to send them on. In the meantime, Bong-pal can help her recover her memories and figure out how to move on herself, though they’re so cute together I sort of dread Hyun-ji departing and leaving Bong-pal alone. Hopefully she’ll help him figure out how to connect with real people along the way, so if and when she does leave, he’ll have more of a happy life to live. Though if I have my wish, can we not, and just let them fight ghosts and bicker over meat forever?

 
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This sounds very weird, but I like how the fights are directed. On one hand, they have the ghostly ghosts-thowing-you-in-the-air elements, but on the other hand, our ghost-fighting duo delivers powerful punches and tackles because they are just (half) mortal. The fights aren't too violent or too tacky.

I'm surprised at how much I like Taec in this. He constantly looks like he tries hard to contain a smile and act like he's sooooo annoyed at Sohyun.

If ghosts are all as cute as Hyunji, I'd be keeping them all by my side.

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Haha, I agree! Even in one of the stills above (7th), he's doing his best to look really annoyed but you can still see him thinking 'She's too cute! Try and look more cross!'

Nice try Taec, nice try.
The fights are probably my second favourite part, after the bickering. Though, they should come with some 'don't try this at home' warnings, because man. I'm tempted.

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I did not expect to like the show THIS much. Its not a heavy duty crime show nor it is a typical rom com (how will the romance even pan out?) .. Somewhere in the middle, like the perfect hot chocolate with marshmallows - it always leaves me in a good mood

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Me toooo! It's like the perfect amount of really funny and really cute and VERY creepy (it turns out creepy vets weird me out way more creepy doctors). I kind of wish I hadn't started watching for a month so I could have a bunch of episodes to watch all at once.

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me three.. I like this drama. cute, fluffy and funny.. KSH is so cute, and yep.. taec look like he has to restrain his laughter all the time. no one can resist the cute ghost :)

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The ultimate fangirl dream would be to make Hyun-ji alive but in a coma so when she wakes up, she and Bong-pal can get together. Drama gods, just this one time, please listen to my plea!

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Yes, but then she'll regret trying so much to fix Bong-Pal up with the other girl. What if that WORKS ??

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they are the main leads, so it will never happen don't worry

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I bet this is true bcoz I dont know its intentional or not but Hyun Ji looks so different from other ghosts. Like others have an eerie aura surrounding dem (like black smoke n all cuts n burns )even for her Kyun Ja unnie ghost who seems not violent. So I am guessing she is in coma ..i know its a cliche but I wont mind giving into this..

On other thoughts lead actors have like 11 years age difference even before knowing dat I feel like dey seem like brother sister pair dan couple or is it just me?? I love their bickering relationship but .....

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Same. :)

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Yeah, like Just Like Heaven, that Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo movie. She wasn't aware of being comatose hence couldn't move on.

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If they want to pull the heart strings they'll make her not remember her time away from her body. Lol that would suck

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Just like Master Sun's?? Master's Sun just immediately popped up in my mind when I read the ideas. If it indeed turned out that way then the show is gonna be like a mix of Oh My Ghostess and Master's Sun hahaha though the show has its own quirk but can't help but thinking about these two shows.

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Okay, I didn't know I was actually going to like this. Atleast, its keeping me occupied.

Totally unrelated Question: When are we going to address the elephant in the room. The elephant being "Mirror of the Witch"?

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Lol. I keep on waiting for the recaps so I can get everyone's opinion regarding that doozy!!!

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Seriously!!! I need both recaps to appear asap because I need to discuss this.

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Don't go OT here! I'm 12 episodes behind on MOTW. I decided to binge the entire 2nd half of the series and I have been spoiler free so far!

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I haven't seen episode 4 yet but I'm convinced some malicious spirit is attached to our vet, making the animals have bad reactions to him. There's a lot of superstitions about animals sensing spirits and the puppy only lashed out the one time, so maybe it sensed the ghost at first but calmed down since the vet was good to him.

My wild, baseless theory is that the vet is Hyun Ji's brother and either she died trying to save him from the evil spirit or it murdered her.

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It's said from long time ago that cats can see spirits and that's why she lashed out at him,the poor animal saw the true face of the one hidden inside the vet(who im curious if he's dead or alive)...It would be cool if he was his brother but my bet is that the spirit is the one that caused Bong Pal's Mother death...

Is it only me that thinks of Oh My Ghost every time i see the Vet Dude,the mistery and hints are just like the bad dude from there

Curious if the Evil Ghost tried to kill Hyung Ji but put her in a coma insted and she will be able to wake up/return to her body once she recovers her memories

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You are not the only one. Oh My Ghost always comes to my mind when I see the vet. Which is too bad, coz I was hoping to get a different story with the vet. But we shall see...

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Oh me too! I have a feeling the vet is possessed by the malicious ghost that pushed Bong-pal's mom into the accident.

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My theory is Hye Sung is actually a werewolf, that's why little dogs fear him and cats hate him :D (much hoping that this show will deviate itself faarrrr from Oh My Ghostess)

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Haha. I'd much prefer it if he were a werewolf. I too hope it deviates from oh my ghostess cause I'm enjoying how different it is from other dramas.

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I'm liking this show a lot more than expected!

I love that Miz was played by Han Bo-Reum (same actress who played Cha Hee-Joo/ young Ha-na/CHJ's ghost in Master's Sun), especially after recognizing the fussing apartment lady in episode 2 as the actress who played the shaman in Oh My Ghost. Fun!

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Ah, no wonder she looks familiar to me after all...

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She played Lee Hongki's opportunistic idol girlfriend in Modern Farmer too.

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Thanks for recognizing! I was wondering what's her character's name in master's sun :P

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While i'm loving this show very much, Suddenly I got an OMG de javu..
Ghostbuster ajumma = ghostbuster college student ✔
Amnesia virgin ghost✔
Sweet but shady ajusshi = sweet but shady vet doc/prof✔
How KSY portray the ghost (talking/gesture/aegyo) seems to me similar to PBY✔
Even the soundtrack sound similar✔

If this is going where i think it's going, so maybe i won't be very surprise if later the ghost remember that the one who make her die is the vet doc/prof (hit and run high probability)

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Yeah. I notice the simalarities too. Luckily we have ass-kicking duo here. So that is not so bad. Just hoping the shady vet storyline wont be the same as shady ahjussi.

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OMG was great dorama, and this dorama has some resemblance (especially Sweet but shady ajusshi = sweet but shady vet doc/prof really resemble each other), but "Lets fight ghost" is original enough and here we don't have girls possessions , which was main feature of OMG

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"He complains that this isn’t even the first time a virgin ghost has played him, HAHA."

The furious tooth-brushing! The glaring at himself in the mirror! Just thinking about a teenage Bong Pal being serially tricked by virgin ghosts is the best, it kind of makes me want a flashback. It also cracks me up that 5% of each show is the Bong Pal Cooking Show.

Taec is doing so, so well with that quiet, gentlemanly, somehow innocent crush on Hyun Ji. It's great that they're cohabitating and I'm not remotely worried about Hyun Ji in there. And it was really nice to see Hyun Ji respecting Bong Pal a bit more too - sure, she's literally hopping into his bed, but now she can't sneak a kiss anymore because it would be wrong to do that to Bong Pal.

They're completely adorable. And his is the most low-key grumpiness I've ever seen, never really directed at her and just this somewhat bemused stoicism as this hyper pixie bounces around like a pinball demanding food.

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They're so adorable! When people complained about Taecyon getting the role I was worried, even though I've only seen him in Dream High and all I never really noticed any issues with his acting (except for the fact that he looks about 30 - that's not his fault!). But in this, he's great! He does grumpy and reluctantly charmed very well.

Kim So-Hyun is fantastic (can't help but love this girl, how does she manage to be in so many things and do so well at such a young age!). I love, love, love her Hyun Ji.

There are definite parallels to Oh My Ghost but the main characters are so charming and fun that it doesn't really feel like retread ground.

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Same when I watched Dream High. Maybe because Suzy was soooo bad in Dream High, Taec seems pretty good at acting. He wasn't good but wasn't too terrible in Cinderella's Sister either.

It was the awful tvn drama Who Are You that confirmed to me how green he is in the acting department. Though that drama was badly written, it was badly acted as well.

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Taec doesn't look 30 - not every guy looks like a boy.

Taec could easily pass for a college student in the US.

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I really hope they can maintain the adorable interactions. The key to this drama is that it slices the creepy with cute in a very good balance. the second they lose the balance is when I'm moving on.

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Just had to mention - did anyone else notice Taec's ears turning so red during the scene where he rolled around in his sleep to face KSH? Acting can only go so far I guess :) So cute!

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Yeah it's pretty cure the way his ears flush IRL. It's kind of an adorkable trait in him.

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Chun Sang and In Rang are obviously the real otp here...

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I'm glad you like them. I'm kind of impatient when they're on screen. Stop taking time away from Hyun-Ji and Bong Pal!

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normally i agree with you, they feel like distractions from the plot not additions. and that gross shaman ahjusshi is even worse. but i thought they were utilized rly well this time. like their story directly coincided with the Weekly Ghost Attack this time. and if they can manage to tie them in more organically into the plot going forward i wont mind them too much. but the drama has been overestimating how much the audience cares about their struggling ghost club.

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Am aboard this ship :D Just realised that Rang with the adorable pinch-able cheeks was the actor playing the first king in MoTW, woah, always find it so cool when actors convey two opposite characters so well.

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I've been wondering why he looked familiar!
I would've never made that connection on my own.

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Maybe also familiar because they are like Su Ho + Ryang Ha: The College Days, but with reversed height, haha.

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He acted as the teenage soldier in The Front Line and gosh his death was so tragic.

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Shout out to how your acting improves when you have have fabulous chemistry/rapport with your costar. Great chemistry can make the most mediocre actors hilarious (and vice versa tbh *cough*Playful Kiss*chough* another shout out to the worst mistake of my life )

I've never really seen Taec's acting (I hardcore meandered through Cinderella's Sister), but I wasn't super impressed.
This show on the other hand, I totally dig his acting (thank you Kim So-hyun)

You can just totally tell that they have so much fun filming (I'm wondering how many NG's they have had to take). Also, in like every scene when Taec has to be Mr. Cynical you can just seeeeee him itching to break into a full-blown laugh.

I really hope this drama does not disappoint me

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does anyone know the song that played every time Miz appeared? I really liked it.

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Its from Kim Sa Wol, first album, the 5. Song 꿈꿀 수 있다면 어디라도. Maybe someone can translate the title for me?

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Thank you soooo much :)

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Acc to Google Translate it means - If you can dream anywhere

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This song title in english is Map of Dream, its genre is Korean Indie.. :)

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Am I the only one who is wishing for an oopa dongseng relationship between Bong Pal and Hyub Ji? I think they have really good chemistry but kind of wish this ends in friendship

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I think because of their real ages that would make me more comfortable but Taec is killing me with his fondness for Hyun-Ji and I could see it working romantically.

But I kind of think it's better as a Oppa/Donsaeng/Noona relationship.

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This show seriously disrupts the natural order of things. I spent my weekend eagerly waiting for Monday ! :)

(Then spent half of Monday hitting refresh on 4 differents sites waiting for this ep to come up with subtitles)

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I agree. Its getting addictive to the point i want to have more. A week of waiting is dreadful for me.

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I knew I was going to like this show and they continue to impress me week after week. It hits the mark every time and I love Bong Pal and Hyun Ji! The actors have some awesome chemistry and I love every scene they are in. So adorable!

I have seen episode 4 so I will hold off on commenting about Dr. Strange until then...

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I'm thinking Hyun Ji isn't dead but in a coma which is why she slightly different from the other ghosts Atleast that's what I'm hoping...

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BTW, what's different about the kisses that made only the first one bring back memories? I can only think of two things:
1: Only a first kiss counts, so she has to first-kiss a new guy every time she wants to remember something.
2: Kisses only work when they are horizontal with the guy on top.
Somehow I suspect there's a different reason that I haven't thought of :)

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I'm deadly curious about the kiss too. I suppose the kiss that can show hyun-ji past is not just a normal kiss.

But I don't think it's only the first kiss counts. It's just crazy to think she should kiss many men in order to gain her memories.

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Hmm...Maybe the kiss has to be accidental?

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Wasn't part of her set-up how she missed out on life by studying? She admitted it was her first kiss full stop. Maybe by doing the things she didn't get to do in life (kiss/date etc), she gets her memories back?

Can you imagine Bong-Pal/Taec's face if that's the case? "Yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiiight!" Hahaha, adolescent-tricking-by-virgin- ghosts-flashback time!

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Omg, how can this drama be so cute and scary at the same time..I made the mistake to watch this at night, never again!

KSH is killing it in her portrayal of Hyun-ji and can you blame Taec for struggling to not bust out laughing? I mean if even an actor like Jo Jung-seok wasn't able to withhold his smiles at Park Bo-young's aegyo attacks in OMG. :-P (Although in his defense he had it "worse" than Taec because at least KSH is only batting her huge eyes at him here and not feeling him up whenever she has a chance lol)

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I like that Han Bo Reum and Kim So Hyun finally meet each other and got to act in same scene because they really do look alike!

Can't wait for ep 4 because [SPOILER]! Kim So Hyun is simply adorable

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+1 on them looking alike.

And, did anybody notice that Han Bo-Reum played twins who were raised separately in Master's Sun. Imaging that, casting an actress who had previously played twins. Wonder where they got that idea ? :)

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Lawd help me, they're so cute. I love the mushy look Bong-pal gets when he pretends to be irritated at Hyun-ji, when in truth I bet he finds her gosh darn adorable.

Btw, the scares in this show are pretty legit. That shot of Miz hanging from the ceiling disturbed me. :/ And the professor/vet guy gives me the creeps.

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So how long will it take for the new dress to sell out. Talk about inspired product placement.

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With the quality of food porn in this drama, instead of "Let's Fight," it should really be called "Let's Eat, Ghost!" ;)

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haha, true...it's like a mashup of OMG and Let's Eat.
Well since this drama is by the Let's Eat-PD I guess he just couldn't resist to insert some food shots. :-)

Though can we have a proper Let's Eat, Ghost! starring foodie YDJ and virgin ghost KSG who side eyes him every time he's rattling off one of his food lectures and contemplates whether she should try to sleep with him to free herself or just eat her frustration away (I'd say both hehe).

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Thinking about it, Let's Sleep, Human! could be an alternate title for this scenario. lol

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Great. Now I'm going to live my life pining away for this! haha

Let's start a petition please! :p

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That would be an excellent sketch for SNL Korea.

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I don't even realize that I'm gonna love this soo much! I love this show as much as I love Oh My Ghostess!
I have doubts in Taec, but now I'm love with Bongpal's grumpiness, Taec potrait him nicely. Well he live with the most grumpy person on earth for a year, he learns well.
Like LollyPip said there's marshmallow under the grumpy exterior and I expect cuteness overload on the future episodes. Can't wait!

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Ghosts need sleep?

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Aaaah how can Kim So Hyun be so darn cute?! >.<

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I am soooo enjoying this cute show but have to say, this episode really creeped me out!

I have a couple of questions:

1. The scar on Taec's arm - is that real or makeup? I didn't think much about it when I first saw it but after seeing the vet's back, I then wondered if it was related to the story in any way.
2. Why is HJ's appearance different from other ghost's? I'm think the whole coma thing might be in play here.
3. Why didn't the kiss bring back memories? Or rather, why did the first kiss do it? Someone above mentioned first kisses but that seems complicated to me. Maybe just first skinships? 1st kiss, 1st hand holding, 1st hug? Silly excuse for skinship but otherwise, it doesn't really make sense for the story.
4. Ghosts sleep because they feel tired, feel pain if hurt, and eat because they feel hungry, which implies some residual bodily functions. So my middle-school aged self is wondering if ghosts go to the bathroom, given the amount of food HJ is gobbling up. Lol! (And I won't ask the question that comes to mind after thinking about the whole ghosts can kiss thing...).

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I think Taec broke his arm in some horrific, multiple-surgery-requiring way. I'd assume that's the scar, but luckily he spent the first couple of episodes running around with a machete, so it's pretty easy to explain it away.

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I'm a 2PM fan lurking everybody's comments here, the scar is real. The 2PM members were arm wrestling each other at a hotel, and Taec had been working out a lot at the time. He and Junho were going at it, and Taec broke his own arm with his own muscles - it's more common than you would think. This was back in like, 2012. The injury was really bad, he had to get a metal rod put into his arm. The scar itself has actually been lightened a bit, it used to be a lot darker. I'm glad they aren't putting makeup over it, I think it gives Bongpal a tougher exterior.

tl;dr Don't arm wrestle!!!

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"Taec broke his own arm with his own muscles..."

*screams* what!

"-it’s more common than you would think"

*screams LOUDER (now resembles Munch's The Scream)* WHAT?"

"tl;dr Don’t arm wrestle!!!"

*bows respectfully and silently* Ne, sunbae-nim.

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1. that is a real scar of Taecyeon's. i think he mentioned the incident once in an interview, sorry i forget since it was so long ago.

2. i'm starting to think that the production crew just wanted to save time and money with CG effects and just let her seem like a girl. she resembles a human in many ways, like her love of eating and her desire to wear beautiful clothes, even if many won't see it. when she fought with Miz's ghost, Miz had no CG either.

3. definitely something to be explained as the story progresses. i think it was something other than the kiss that brought her memories about.

4. don't want to spoil but i saw episode 4. ghosts don't go to the bathroom. not really sure about everything else though.

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2: Even if they had infinite money for Hyun-Ji ghost makeup/CG, if they mess with her appearance the aegyo wouldn't work. Seeing that cute smile and those wonderful big eyes under ghost makeup would scar a person for life. They HAD to leave her looking normal and cute.

But then, I hope the coma theory comes true, and they're welcome to rationalize her appearance that way.

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hmm, so the scar is real, this means that my theories are wrong? :(
i thought vet and taec's scar means that they both can see ghosts, and show is just playing whit us ( about vet's creepiness.
maybe the perfect girl is evil and she is behind hyun-ji death/accident, and vet came to the institute to interrogate everything?

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Yeah - I thought there would be a connection too.

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The implications of ghost's bodily functions....

Does a ghost poop in the woods ??

Considering that ghosts can only eat what a human gives them, if a ghost poops, does someone have to give a sh.... sorry :)

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LOL just...LOL. Brilliant question there.

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+1

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You remind me of Rajesh Kuthrapali with all his superhero questions.........ROFL

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Coming out of the woodwork after being burned on the LR thread.

Question regarding having meat - why is it such a big deal? I mean I understand the socio-economics and cultural legacy behind it, but why is it such a huge, huge deal in this episode? Is it extra significant beyond the usual "eating meat means we are eating and living (haha) well" theme?

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I think it's because meat are expensive in Korea. Typical Koreans do not eat a lot of meat in their daily meals (exception to well off families) So having a meat main dish is kind of a big deal.

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Joo Joong Won, Joo Joong Two, Joo Joong Three...

From the innocent-white-dressed-first-love ghost to creepy-revenge-finger-breaking ghost.

Cha Hee Joo, even in the parallel universe of ghost dramas, you still ended up dead. What a pity.

P.S. That hanging scene scared the living daylights out of me.

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I confess to feeling bored in some of scenes this episode, particularly the ones featuring the two college sunbaes. However, after seeing the haunting and the way the episode ended, I do see the importance of their scenes though it dragged a little tooooooo long. Their scenes were also responsible for world building which was especially important in ep. 4.

I like the vibe between KSH and Taec. Honestly, their chemistry is more sibling like than romantic, and knowing their true ages, it would be hard to sell a romance between them in this drama to me. I think I would have no trouble with it, if KSH were three years older. I think his natural fondness for her creeps into the screen and he relates with her as a beloved, bratty little sister. I confess to cringing whenever they have scenes that require skinship/closeness. And I wonder if the actors are comfortable with it.

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I am really enjoying these 2 fighting different ghosts every episode together. For once I wish this was an American show so I get to just watch them fight ghosts and be cute together for 9 seasons ala Castle and Beckett, lol.

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OMG yes! This is one show I could definitely see translating well here in the US. The vibe/witty banter definitely reminds me of Castle. So we'd have sort of Castle meets Supernatural, or something like that. Someone call Hollywood!

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I'd say more like btwn Buffy and (good) Spike or going back a ways, like that in "Moonlighting."

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This shows is turning to be my favorite show fast these days. I really enjoy it so much.

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I long for next monday like its water on a sunny damn day. Cant get it out of my head and I've never saw Teac or So Hyun ever in a drama, heard about Teac cause of 2pm.

Its disruptive for my mind, their chemistry and adorableness and ghost kicking fights are awesome and i want MORE! Sighhhh still not monday....

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If you haven't seen her before, you need to bing-watch School 2105 -- should keep you busy till Monday.

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Does anyone know what the song used for the red dress ghost is? It is hauntingly beautiful.

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Does any one knows the song that was playing in ep 3 the hunted song by the girl Miz??? Plz can anyone tell me?????

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I liked that song too. I was able to shazam it and found it on Youtube.
https://youtu.be/mWXjFNvni3g

I hope it is okay for me to paste this link.

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what's the song at the end of ep 3?

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I loved the song Miz sang...

Does anyone know if the song Miz sings is a real song I can download?

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Oops, didn't see that link, nvm! x]

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Can someone tell me the song in the part where Han bo reum suicided. I couldn't find it no matter how much I searched ???? thanks

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does anyone knows whats the song if the ringtone from the old
monk's phone?

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