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The Best Hit: Episodes 21-22

Oh my, I wouldn’t mind getting caught in the rain with that face. Things are about to get more complicated for Hyun-jae when the seemingly small steps he’s taken are starting to add up to important changes. He may try his best to justify his actions for the better good, but what if time is giving him an opportunity to seize today?

 
EPISODE 21 RECAP

In an empty practice room, Hyun-jae tends to the cuts on Woo-seung’s arm. He scolds her for being so accident-prone and putting up with pain because that only inconveniences other people. He stresses, “You better not get sick or hurt for no particular reason!”

He fills in the awkward silence by saying that it’s bothersome, but Woo-seung has questions of her own, like how he ended up working as a music producer for Star Punch. Believing that there must be a reason, she asks if his memory has returned.

Hyun-jae swiftly denies it, then adds that he thinks he must be musically talented. He gives her the half-baked truth that CEO Young-jae wanted to employ him after coincidentally seeing his music notebook. She finds that hard to believe, but Hyun-jae counters that reality often sounds more absurd than fiction.

He’s astounded when Woo-seung complains that their dramatic exit off the music video set will stir office gossip, since he thinks she should be grateful for pulling her out of there. She objects to being called “Part-timer” when she’s an intern now, but it’s all the same to Hyun-jae because she doesn’t have a full-time gig.

Ji-hoon sports a new haircut at the bakery, where a customer snaps a few photo of him before asking him to take a few together. He obliges her in the cute poses she wants, though the moment is cut short with Hye-ri’s arrival.

She’s here to ask if it’s okay to give Ji-hoon’s number out to a contact from her previous agency who wants to meet him after seeing his photos go viral online. It seems she fully expected Ji-hoon’s reluctance and divulges that she did it anyway, so he should expect a call soon.

He asks why she bothered coming if she’d act of her own accord anyway, “To see you,” she replies. She gets up to leave, saying it was enough for her to see him. She notes that he doesn’t even give her a chance to get close to him, but she’d rather that he say nothing than try to act like the nice guy and hurt her feelings in the process.

Over at Star Punch, Hyun-jae hops on an elevator with Woo-seung. He teases that the rumor mill is probably churning about them and smushes his index fingers together as if they’re kissing.

Woo-seung concurs that they do have a relationship—a “master and slave” relationship, since Hyun-jae still has an outstanding debt with her. She agrees to keep Hyun-jae’s employment a secret from the boys since she believes it’s unbelievable that the village idiot scored a job.

He surprisingly agrees with the “idiot [babo]” expression and interprets the syllables into his own abbreviated slang: “Someone you miss no matter how much you see them.” She finds his jokes lame, and issues a warning at the door that people at work better not get the wrong idea about them.

When they return home together, MC Drill mentions that he heard through the grapevine of the fiasco that happened on the music video set today. Since Ji-hoon wasn’t there, he regales his buddy in an over-the-top tale which is grounded in some truth: Woo-seung knocked over a light that injured an idol girl, and when the angry director was about to strike her, the new music producer punched the man square in the face.

Behind him, Woo-seung mouths to Hyun-jae to let MC Drill reach his grand finale wherein the producer took Woo-seung’s hand, said “Baby, let’s go” (ha, à la Lovers in Paris?), and dragged her away. Woo-seung is quick to call that a bonkers story, but then Hyun-jae listens intently when she’s asked how she knows the new hotshot director. She remains tight-lipped, though, and sends Hyun-jae a knowing look before walking away.

Later that night, Ji-hoon and Woo-seung have coffee out on the roof deck, where she sighs that studying on her own pales in comparison to the days she attended the academy as Fake Ji-hoon.

She brings up how she only recently found out about Ji-hoon’s internet fame because she doesn’t use social media. Ji-hoon hilariously has to help her with his nickname Part-timer Oppang and downplays the idea that other agencies are interested in him because of his photos.

Everything about this wave of fame feels surreal to him since he was ready to put his dreams aside, but Woo-seung encourages him to seize the day, believing that he’ll regret it if he doesn’t. Her words are enough to convince him, and he lays down to get to her eye level and assert, “[I’ll go for] you and the opportunity.” She nestles up to him… and smacks his head.

Hyun-jae cracks open the door to see Woo-seung and Ji-hoon giggle together on the roof deck. He smiles, then heads back inside with the pair of cans of beer in his hand.

In the morning, Woo-seung proposes a round of rock-paper-scissors where the loser has to take out the trash. She lets Ji-hoon off the hook since the rest of them are tenants here. MC Drill and Ji-hoon aren’t surprised when she loses with her go-to move of scissors, and Hyun-jae loudly revels that he’s the king of this game. Woo-seung smiles, wondering how this childish Hyun-jae is the same one who stood up for her yesterday.

Woo-seung doesn’t end up taking out the trash, though, because Ji-hoo swoops in and offers to do it for her. His line that he’s happy to do it if she’ll accept his feelings for her spurs her to raise an arm as if to hit him, but he catches it, amused by her reaction.

Afterward, Ji-hoon swings by the bakery to tell Dad that he can’t help out because he has business to attend to today. Kwang-jae happily sends him on his way, but then sees Hyun-jae leaving too and flags him down.

Hyun-jae tries his best to remain patient when he’s reminded to keep a low profile, knowing that Kwang-jae is unaware that he helped write off his debt. He’s sick of Kwang-jae’s nagging, but he wants to know what Kwang-jae meant by his drunken apology to Hyun-jae the other night.

He doesn’t believe that those words were mere drunken ramblings and guesses that Kwang-jae’s subconscious must’ve felt sorry toward Hyun-jae for treating him so badly lately. He firmly tells Kwang-jae to be nicer to him and walks away.

Their conversation reminds Kwang-jae of when he learned of Bo-hee’s pregnancy and that Hyun-jae may be the baby’s father (also, is that Woo-seung’s mother?). He made sure no one outside this room would know of this, then tried to get a hold of Bo-hee.

But it was Hyun-jae who called him back, hoping to hear Kwang-jae’s voice one last time before going off the grid for a while. In the present, Kwang-jae reminisces that he had no idea that’d be the last time he’d hear from Hyun-jae. He wonders wistfully, “If you’d known [about Bo-hee], you wouldn’t have disappeared off like that, right?”

Hyun-jae is busy marveling at a music editing software in Young-jae’s office when he gets a call from a restricted number. Judging from the caller’s strained Seoul accent warning him about a secret bank account made in his name, this sounds like an obvious phishing scam.

But Hyun-jae hangs on the possibility that Other Hyun-jae may have stowed away some money and offers to meet in person. Flustered, the ajumma on the other end fires back in her country accent and hangs up.

Hyun-jae is ready to leave when Young-jae shows up moments later. Young-jae is annoyed when he’s asked for more money since he already paid off Kwang-jae’s debt, but Hyun-jae wants a credit card.

He complies and tells his secretary to give Hyun-jae whatever he wants until they figure out his true motives. Hearing that Hyun-jae lives in the rooftop apartment above the World Agency building tells Young-jae that seeing Hyun-jae isn’t a delusion, and the fact that Kwang-jae bought Hyun-jae’s cell phone leads him to believe that Kwang-jae is behind all of this.

After being passed over for a lunch invite with her team, Woo-seung heads down to the lounge for a drink. But the vending machine is busted so she shakes it, demanding that it give her a beverage. MJ finds her fighting with the machine, so he uses his knee to kick the machine and force it dispense a can (while masking his aching knee while she isn’t looking, heh).

Hyun-jae happens to pass by the lounge in time to see them together and scowls at how Woo-seung smiles at MJ. Convinced that Ji-hoon is going to lose her to the pretty boy, he interrupts their conversation and tells MJ that they have plenty of unfinished business.

Neither Woo-seung nor MJ knows what he means, and Hyun-jae rolls his eyes when MJ asks Woo-seung out to lunch and doesn’t let her off the hook for being busy because she should have lunch unless war breaks out.

That’s when Hyun-jae issues a refusal on Woo-seung’s behalf… because she has a standing lunch date with him (“War will break out if you don’t eat with me”). He shuts down MJ’s attempt to spend time with her for the rest of the day and drags Woo-seung away. MJ hears a clunk from the vending machine and he laughs to discover that Woo-seung also managed the kick trick.

Once they’re out in the hall, Woo-seung wrestles out of Hyun-jae’s grip and asks if he enjoys dragging her out of places. Hyun-jae argues that he was nipping any potential gripes from her about MJ in the bud, and she counters that she can stand up for herself.

Since they’re at work, Hyun-jae points out that she can’t freely call him Thumbs Up here. His suggestion of calling him by his funny-sounding name of Da-bong makes her scoff, and she sarcastically agrees to show him respect. Promising to call her bosses, he orders her to spend the rest of the day with him and drags her out the door.

They end up shopping for a new wardrobe for Hyun-jae while Woo-seung’s job is to clap like a seal and shower him with compliments at every outfit he tries on. She grows weary as the makeover sequence continues, but a simple blue linen shirt and khaki pants combo leaves her speechless. He snaps her back to reality with the reminder to give him two thumbs up, then remarks that she’s in dire need of a fashion upgrade too.

He argues that the way she dresses affects the company’s image, so they agree to a round of rock-paper-scissors where the loser must do everything the winner says. Woo-seung puts out her go-to move of scissors, which loses to Hyun-jae’s rock.

He waits outside for Woo-seung to appear in a flowy ivory dress and heels and says that her makeup could be better too. He orders her to follow him with their shopping bags while Young-jae is bombarded with context text notifications of Hyun-jae’s transactions.

Hyun-jae and Woo-seung end up at a makeup store, where he has her try on the lip tint. When she puts it on, Hyun-jae bluntly says he’s a terrible liar and confesses, “You look pretty to a truly shocking degree.”

He buys out the entire line and stuffs the basket with even more products, and when Woo-seung insists on paying, he reminds her that she lost the best, so she has to listen to him.

Meanwhile, Ji-hoon gets his photo taken at a studio, then heads in for an interview at Hye-ri’s former agency. Asked why he thinks he never got to debut, Ji-hoon answers that he thought effort was all that mattered, but he realized that he always lacked a sense of certainty at the last second, and that made him doubt whether or not he deserved to be on stage.

“What about now?” his interviewer asks. “Do you have a sense of certainty?” Ji-hoon smiles and confidently answers, “Yes.”

 
EPISODE 22 RECAP

Woo-seung and Hyun-jae spend their afternoon in an indoor shopping center, where she warns him against making her pay for his credit card bill later. He stops them in front of a sticker photo booth, amazed by the idea of instantly developed photos.

She refuses to come inside with him to partake in a kiddie activity, but the real child is Hyun-jae, who throws a tantrum right then and there. He stops the waterworks when she finally agrees, and they head inside to pose with funny props. He then leaves a photo of them on the board amidst countless others.

Woo-seung checks her watch and drops all the shopping bags as soon as the clock strikes six and her workday is over. Picking up the bags, Hyun-jae proposes that they go out for dinner because there’s someplace he wants to take her.

He drives Young-jae’s car (leaving Young-jae without a way to leave work, ha) and takes them to the Chinese restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Woo-seung’s stomach growls too much to protest, and Hyun-jae wakes the sleeping elderly restaurant owner to order two bowls of jajangmyun.

Woo-seung can’t shake off the eerie feeling that she’s been to this restaurant before, and Hyun-jae admits that he came across this place before and wondered if it was the same one from Woo-seung’s story about her father. When their food arrives, he pointedly notes the fried egg on top of their noodles while Woo-seung looks over at another table where a father eats with his young daughter.

Emotions caught in her throat, Woo-seung picks up her chopsticks, and Hyun-jae smiles warmly when she admits she thinks this is the same restaurant she ate at with her father as a girl. One bite is enough for Woo-seung to confirm the theory, and she keeps her tears at bay while she eats.

Afterward, she admits that it was worth going out of their way to eat here. Hyun-jae says this was the best jajangmyun he’s ever had in his life.

Ji-hoon receives a text from Hye-ri’s former agency, Ssen Entertainment, informing him that he’s been accepted into the debut team. He hears Woo-seung and Hyun-jae arrive together, and she takes her shopping bags before heading into her room.

He’s confused when Hyun-jae says Ji-hoon should be grateful to him for spending so much time with Woo-seung today, but he does knock at her door a little later to tell her his good news. She congratulates him for being accepted into the biggest entertainment agency in Korea, and he says he still has one more dream to chase after: her.

She waves him away because she’s too tired to hit him for another cheesy line, but she does give him an enthusiastic thumbs up. He returns with a peace sign (which also look like scissors in rock-paper-scissors).

Woo-seung has trouble with her door the next morning, so she wedges a folded piece of paper between the door and frame. Out in the living room, MC Drill has Hyun-jae check his incoming text, only to literally roll over when it’s a notice for the reserve forces training. Hyun-jae asks if MC Drill already completed his military service, but the latter laughs it off.

Kwang-jae finds Bo-hee in the bakery and asks if she doesn’t need to head into work at Star Punch, believing that she already signed her contract. She teases that sounds like him wanting her to leave and mentions that she heard Kwang-jae didn’t give Young-jae a piece of his mind the last time he saw red.

Kwang-jae announces that he’s going on a fishing trip and declines her company. He tells her not to mind him, but him repeating that only makes her more concerned.

MC Drill packs up his things and lies that he’ll be away for a night for a family wedding. Hyun-jae says it’ll be better if Drill never comes back, but we can see his camouflage fatigues peeking out of his bag.

Ji-hoon helps Dad load the car for his fishing trip, then asks to tag along. He assures Dad that he doesn’t have to make it to today’s audition and runs upstairs to grab his things, where he tells Woo-seung that he’ll be away for a night. Picking up on her dismay, he asks if that means she’ll miss him.

She scowls, then hands him a bottle of mouthwash. He asks if she’s got a particular reason for him to be minty fresh. She hits him with her bag for that remark, and before he leaves, Ji-hoon makes plans to see a movie with her when he returns.

Later that night at Star Punch, Hyun-jae catches Woo-seung heading out to run a coffee errand. He accompanies her (but doesn’t help her carry the cups) and points out a kimbap store with a line out the door. Woo-seung recognizes it as a famous eatery but admits she never tried the food because the line was always too long.

Kwang-jae and Ji-hoon fish by the Han River, where Ji-hoon notes that Dad always goes fishing when something worries him. Dad admits that fishing helps clear his mind, but he’s pleased to hear that Ji-hoon passed his audition at Ssen Entertainment.

His many years of road manager experience tells him that Ji-hoon will find success, and he agrees to help Ji-hoon in any way he can. He promises to put in a good word with his contacts at Ssen, but that’s when Ji-hoon says he won’t be joining that company because he wants Dad to be in charge of his debut.

Dad looks back at him in surprise, and Ji-hoon explains that he met lots of company bigwigs, but no one was as good as Dad. He even considers this fishing trip as an audition. Aw.

Hyun-jae is miffed when he text Woo-seung and learns that she’s studying at the library. He takes out his annoyance on the many customers outside the famous kimbap store, and then gets annoyed at himself for remembering that Woo-seung wanted to try the kimbap here.

Telling himself that it isn’t like him to wait in a long line for hours, he walks away. Cut to: Hyun-jae waiting in line like everyone else. LOL. Next thing we know, he’s back home with the kimbap in hand. You goof.

He’s massaging his aching legs when he hears the rain outside. He wonders if Woo-seung has an umbrella and convinces himself not to worry because she always thinks ahead. He sprawls out on the bed as a clap of thunder roars.

However, Woo-seung is without an umbrella. She waits outside the library, then takes a few steps, contemplating whether or not to run and use her textbook for cover, when a voice calls out, “Oy, Part-timer!”

It’s Hyun-jae, who get slightly flustered when she asks what he’s doing here. He claims he went out for a walk like he does every night. Suuurrre.

He berates her for staying out this late and forgetting an umbrella when she looks like the type to think ahead. He pulls her in closer to stay dry, and though she was angry with him at first, she thanks him for picking her up.

It’s only when they return home do they realize that they’re alone in this apartment tonight. Hyun-jae doesn’t think it makes a difference but calls Woo-seung out for finding it awkward. She denies anything of the sort, but keeps her distance as she tells him to stay away from her room and converse over text until morning.

Unfortunately for Woo-seung, she’s locked out of her room because that wedge of paper she used has popped out. Hyun-jae concludes that they’ll need to call a locksmith tomorrow, which means they’ll have to sleep together in this space.

Woo-seung stammers nervously and then rushes to pull the room divider closed, telling Hyun-jae to sleep on the floor tonight. Her mouth drops when he asks if she wants to wash up first, skeeved out even more.

But Hyun-jae doesn’t mean anything else by it and heads into the bathroom. It’s then Woo-seung sees the kimbap on his bed and he pops his head out moments later claiming that he picked some up for her because the line happened to be short. D’aw.

While Woo-seung tries to convince herself that she sees Ji-hoon, MC Drill, and Hyun-jae in the same way, Hyun-jae admires his physique in the bathroom and flexes in front of the mirror. But then he sees a cockroach on the floor and he runs out of the room, screaming in terror.

Woo-seung also screams to see him in nothing but a towel around his waist. He hides behind her and yells at her to get rid of the bug. They run around in circles until she slips, grabs hold of his towel, and then falls on her back. A naked Hyun-jae falls on top of her.

She protests when Hyun-jae tells her to close her eyes, thinking that he might kiss her. But he points out his buck naked state and she hilariously looks down to confirm before letting out a high-pitched shriek. LOL.

He instructs her to keep his eyes closed while he runs to get dressed, and when they lie down to sleep later, Hyun-jae sneers, “Pervert.” They bicker about who was to blame for the towel incident, and then Hyun-jae coughs and tells her to sleep.

Neither of them can fall asleep that easily, and Hyun-jae later asks if Woo-seung is asleep yet. She answers that she is, and he figures that she’s studying again. That’s exactly what Woo-seung is doing, but she grows worried whenever she hears Hyun-jae launch into another coughing fit.

He thinks he can sleep off his oncoming cold, but Woo-seung pulls open the divider and discovers that he’s running a fever. She chides him for not mentioning that he was sick and repeats his words that people shouldn’t put up with pain.

She prepares a cold towel and places it on his neck and wonders if they should go to a hospital. Hyun-jae stubbornly refuses to go, claiming that will only ruin his image. But he does confess that the towel feels nice.

Hyun-jae wakes the next morning to see Woo-seung curled up against the bed, asleep. He gently pulls the hair away from her face, and his touch wakes her. They look at one another, and Hyun-jae’s heart beats a little faster.

Epilogue

Dressed in his uniform, MC Drill takes a break from reserve forces training. Does his name tag say Lee Won-bin? He’s approached by a pair of girls looking for the army basecamp—ha, it’s Kwang-jae’s idol girl group who are as surprised to see him as he is to see them.

Quickly sizing up the situation, they realize that MC Drill lied about his age, but he points out that they snuck out here without telling Kwang-jae. Unfortunately for him, the girls have one last card: “Does Ji-hoon know you’re an old man who’s been in the military?” His lip quivering, MC Drill sadly admits, “No, he doesn’t.”

 
COMMENTS

Poor MC Drill. He really does get the short end of the stick in this series as a minor character, but whose dream is just as worthy as anyone else in this world. I’m almost positive that Drill also got a haircut that went understated in this hour, and it saddens me that he has to lie about his age in order to get a shot at being on stage. Keeping one’s real age a secret isn’t anything new in the industry, but I imagine it’ll eventually come to light in his friendship with Ji-hoon.

It was only the other week when Ji-hoon learned the valuable lesson of seizing an opportunity whenever it presented himself. I admired how he took life by his own reins and took the chance of making his feelings known to Woo-seung, but his overall dream became temporarily muddied after he quit his trainee life. Even with his newfound internet fame thanks to his good looks, we were left out of what Ji-hoon wanted to do next with his life. I was surprised when he showed up to the interview at Ssen Entertainment because he still seemed unsure until Woo-seung prodded him to jump at that opportunity.

But I was even more surprised when he chose to spend time with Dad instead and take the chance to debut under World Agency than a larger agency. Perhaps it speaks to Ji-hoon’s sense of loyalty and his attempt to amend his relationship with his dad, but the business side of me is thinking that he has to take advantage of that short-wave of fame while it’s still around.

Teaming up with World Agency does give Kwang-jae more motivation as well, since he’s still trying to let Bo-hee move on to what he thinks are bigger and better things for her. I don’t think he’ll be quite as happy when he hears that Hyun-jae is using Young-jae for temporary monetary gain, though I really enjoy watching Hyun-jae rack up a high credit card bill for the man who made money off of his compositions.

Now that Hyun-jae has realized his own feelings for Woo-seung, things are about to get real complicated in our love square. How Woo-seung is lucky enough to have three suitors vying for her attention is beyond me, but I suppose some of us are just that lucky.

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That umbrella scene ..I completely melted ?

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me tooo!!
oh that face, YSY really something...

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He is so swoony in this,I can't even
I actually like all the characters in the drama and that's something rare

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Agreed. They are all really great and even though they have their differences no one is rude or annoying.

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True. All the characters are likeable and they keep on improving with every new episode

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That face....my heart skipped a beat! ?

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Me too Flower ?

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Why is he so gorgeous!! And that look!!

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The ol' glance up under the umbrella reveal never gets old ...

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I never get tired of umbrella scenes in dramaland. Esp that slow-mo. Swoon* ?

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Slow mo got me this time

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Fact: parodies of Kang Dong-won's Temptation of the Wolves umbrella scene will keep happening until the end of time.

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Ah~ I was wondering what the original for the umbrella scene that's seen in every single drama with a loveline came from!

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It's iconic for a reason. Let's just be grateful for the fact that a different pretty face will be underneath the umbrella every time the scene gets re-enacted :)

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Oh, yes! Completely swoon by HJ. He can turn from a mere like cutie little baby to a completely stunning mature leading man in a second and I sooooo love him. Can't get enough!!! Ugh.

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I know! He so good at that switch! He has perfected that man-baby to swoony *man* transformation keke.

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Yes absolutely and how is voice .,the tone changes when he gets serious ...

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I still like the show, but something is lacking. I don't know... If I have to put a blame, it might be the romance who took more time and as cute as Dda bong can be, it just feel not right

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The romance doesn't bother me at all (maybe because I am in Da Bong - Woo Seung ship, which I know will eventually sink) - but seeing this week's preview, I realise I am doubly excited to see the mystery is going back to be in the plot next episode.

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I'm with you. I will go down with this ship. Really, there hasn't been such an impossible romance that I've shipped in a long time, so I totally understand why others wouldn't be invested.

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why are you guys saying dabong and woo seung ship will eventually sink when those two are the one who likes each other?

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Because Ji-hoon has not started disappearing yet. Which means that somehow, Hyun-jae has to go back to the past and get with Bo-hee.

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It seems like the time travel rules are letting the full outworking of the past co-exist with the new reality of the present. I can't see HJ going back to the past and deliberately getting into an indifferent relationship with BH. His life perspective would change if he went back.

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I agree. While I love the show while I am watching it...I feel like as a whole it is not going anywhere. I feel like if it were in a different format: like a sticom or slice of life docu-drama it would work so much better. I think it's too bad they didn't go full out, classic docu-drama.

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There's just no point in even trying to resist YSY in this drama. He's like the personification of aegyo. I really did start out this drama liking the Ji-hoon and Woo-seung pairing, but it's hard to argue that she and Hyun-jae aren't a better fit in the end.
I'm still unclear about so many things regarding the relationships in this drama, but I kind of love that I still have no clue how it's all going to work out! And I was so happy that Ji-hoon reached out to his dad to represent him, because their relationship needed that moment of resolution after some of the struggles they've had; it was just such a sweet moment.
I just wish we had about 50 more episodes to go; this drama really, really could've been longer without suffering a loss of integrity at all!! The things that make it great would be sustainable over a much longer time frame than they've given themselves.

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I agree about getting his dad to represent him. He wants to bring up his whole family with his fame, not just himself. I think it's a really healthy choice, even if it might take a little longer than signing with a bigger agency.

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So proud of Ji Hoon in this scene!

No matter who his biological dad is, I am so happy that he takes after Kwang Jae to be a selfless loyal kind guy.

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I think that was indeed a lovely father-son moment, with that convo by the river (or sea). I wish Gwanghae is his real dad

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I love all the father-son moments between Kwang-jae and Ji-hoon and it was really so sweet of Ji-hoon to tag along and ask his dad about his worries, he might've wanted to talk about himself but he also remembered that Kwang-jae was going through a tough time! I kind of wish Kwang-jae is his real father but I don't know how could that happen!

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Everything is telling us HJ gets the girl. "Fate" gets in the way of JH while it helps HJ. WS has started to fall for HJ. And she's told JH at every opportunity that she only wants him in her life as family and as a friend. The father son thing is really a non-issue. HJ is the same 'real' age as JH and WS.

I sure wish JH would stop chasing her. He's disrespecting what she's clearly told him in order to force his interest onto her. And when he's jealous - instead of giving her the freedom to choose who/what she wants - he tries to eliminate the competition behind her back. If two guys like the same girl, shouldn't the girl get to decide which one she might want to date?

The weird thing is that the show's audience doesn't seem to be calling-out the character for doing this. Are they willing to overlook it because the character is being played earnestly by a handsome and popular actor? Shouldn't principles transcend that? Or, let's look at it this way: if PSH was playing this character, would the conduct seem more offensive?

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I agree that JH acted badly in blocking HJ and just telling HJ he was disliked and should move. It's really unlike his earlier, nice personality. He's trying on confidence and asking for what he wants, but he's still learning at it. Going after what you want doesn't mean you always get it or that you can change other's decisions. It is a good way to live, but you have to accept the lack of control you have on the outcome. It will be interesting too with the realization that HJ is his dad how things pan out from here. Hopefully JH chooses more character growth.

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I confess I was so worried that they were going to squash the kimbap when Hyun Jae was freaking out about the cockroach loll

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Lol!! The precious kimbap!

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During that scene... your focus is the Kimbap? LOL priorities

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Not just any kimbap! The kimbap HJ stood in line for hours to get!

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I have to admit that recently I was a bit (okay, a lot, really) frustrated by the love triangle in this show. Hyun-jae and Woo-seung's interaction used to be so much fun and uniquely them, but now they played every cliche tropes possible in the span of 1 hour. For a "variety-drama" that boasted sitcom feeling, I expected them to handle it differently. Sitcom isn't without its triangle and family angst, but usually they have their own understated, unexpected way to address those.

On another note, I'm excited to have MC Drill back. Where were you, bro? I can't wait to see how his friends would react to his age issue (I knew it that he was older than them). And seeing that the Helter Skelter girls were the one who found that out, it would be potentially hilarious.

I'm also glad to see Ji-hoon and Woo-seung's interaction nowadays. Theirs turns light, joking but never brushing off the fact that Ji-hoon likes her and I love this new development. It's better than when he was still pining for her. And I couldn't be any happier when he asked help from Kwang-jae. It's about time, boy. Now if only they could give me more of Mal-sook and Grandpa too... I miss them.

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I wasn't frustrated by the triangle before but this set of episodes, like you said, "played every cliche tropes possiblein the span of 1 hour". It was doing it all in a straightforward traditional rom-com way. Now I'm suddenly really annoyed even though YSY is hella adorable.

That mid-afternoon date/shopping scene lasted waaay too long. I wonder if the low ratings (which they should have anticipated given the time slot) and the Yoon Son Ha's scandal led them to increased PPLs and to aggresively pursue a more traditional rom-com direction with the series' fave chaarcter?

I agree with you on being happy that MC Drill is back. I'm falling in love with him. He's so adorable. He should be in like every funny drama. I also missed grandpa and Malsook in this episode.

JH has really grown up in these episodes. I'm excited that he has chosen to eschew Ssen for his father's company!

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I had to laugh at the mouthwash PPL, so random!

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And. So. Obvious.

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Maybe she just wanted to wash those words of devotion out of his mouth?

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You took the words out of my mouth! I was kinda hoping Hyun-jae will grab MJ's wrist instead of Woo-seung's, but no. So many tropes and felt so frustated I couldn't find the anti trope...

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Except maybe if the biggest anti trope would be Woo-seung + Ji-hoon as the OTP in the end ^^

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What gets me about all the romance tropes is that they would be just as romantic if not more so if they would just subvert, parody, or do something else with them other than play them 100% straight. Other dramas are more than capable of doing this, My Only Love Song did it a lot and Bride of the Water God even did it a bit too. When there was a romance cliche it was usually interrupted by a joke or changed in someway to be funny, and guess what, it was still romantic! It's like the writers do not understand how to have moments that are both funny and romantic. It's not that hard.

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It would have been great if they put a twist to the parody after treating us to some swoony seconds with YSY, e.g. him using a 3-fold umbrella that flips with the wind ending his chivalrous romantic act and them running/walking together under the rain or waiting for it to stop somewhere (rather than that prolonged shopping/dating scene). That would have been more hilarious/relatable and explains better why HJ had to run a fever. There is always one with the weaker resistance, and often our best intentions do not always end well.

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Yes! I am missing my favorite Grandpa-granddaughter couple!!!

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I just wished they would have named the girl group Topsy-Turvy instead of Helter-Skelter. In the US there was an infamous mass murderer who used Helter Skelter as his satanic mantra. *shivers*

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Yes, the Charles Manson reference is a downer.

Topsy-Turvy reminds me of Flopsy and Mopsy in the Beatrix Potter rabbit stories -- a much happier association. ;-)

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To those who find the father-son love triangle icky, there is a simple solution: JH is NOT HJ's son.

I think the entire drama is set up for this plot twist. At the end of the day, HJ is only a 23-year-old who found love in the most unlikely place.

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I was originally very dismissive of the theory that JH may not be HJ's dad. With the flashback, it seems like everyone else decided that the father of BH's baby was HJ based on "well...who else could it have been?" Now I'm not sure...

I think having both HJ and JH be the same age makes the triangle not that icky. It's no different than 2 brother going after the same girl.

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Well yes, if that were the only thing we had to go on that Hyun-jae is Ji-hoon's father, it would be pretty sketchy evidence. But we also have Bo-hee, who should know if no one else does. If Hyun-jae is not Ji-hoon's father, that means that Bo-hee has been mourning and carrying a torch for some random co-worker for 20+ years rather than her baby daddy, as well as raising her son to believe that he is this random co-worker's son. It just doesn't make sense.

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I think she's moved on from Hyun Jae. This last episode made it seem like Bo Hee has been waiting around for Gwang Jae to make the first move.

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What's icky is not that they could be the father and son, but the fact that the made us think that they are, and then introduced a love triangle between the apparent father, son and a girl? And it is not funny at all, also brings a weird taste in mouth, that there is anything funny in this possible scenario. To make us think that they are father and son, and then make both of them fall for the same girl, it is kind of off putting IMO. I don't see any humor in this.
I thought this show was about a father who time travels to meet his same aged son and change his life for better, and also the people around him. And the whole concept seemed so unique and refreshing, also the fact that something new was happening in kdramaland for the first time. Now it's another clichéd girl meets boy drama lol. For a show which promised to run on a variety angle and show a different take on idols life, this show is sure becoming as conventional as possible. Also not to add the sudden inclusion of romance between WS and HJ is so random and it doesn't go with the previous friendly rapport they had going on. I wish the transition was smoother and the show didn't go from 1 to 100 within an episode time.
At least one thing for sure, still see more chemistry between WS- JH, and wow, what a waste of ji hoon's character. We haven't seen the story shedding any light on his life for last couple of episodes, and now the show is all about HJ and WS. I hope YSY chooses his drama more carefully next time.

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*they made us think they are.

--Anyway can't wait this to end, and start watching string deliveryman!

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YES YES YES All of this. This is all why I am not watching anymore. I feel cheated honestly, like I was promised a fun unique concept that would focus mostly on comedy and family/friendship with just a sprinkle of romance and that's what I got for the first half of the show. Then it took a complete 180 into a conventional romcom. If it had been set up like a conventional romcom I wouldn't be so disappointed and I would buy the relationship a lot more, but it wasn't. You can't just change course when the foundation wasn't there to begin with. WS/HJ are all cliche and no substance. I rarely have a problem shipping the main leads in dramas and believing their romance, but I just don't see it here. It feels so forced.

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@peichi I see people going with statements about the dramas which the drama isn't. But obviously they don't leave the opportunity to keep saying that we hate the drama just because JH-WS isn't the end game or because our otp isn't working. Which 'is' frustrating to hear honestly by now. The show promised to be something which it is not, and that's my main beef with it, nothing else. Heck, I would have loved it if there wasn't any romance going on, and if it had more of hyun Jae's earlier antics from '90s, and the hijinks that followed everywhere he went. Now it's 90% set on romance, 10% on the other people from the ensemble.

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Yeah, the main reason I was for JH-WS to begin with was because I felt it was the simplest and easiest loveline to make work without focusing too much on the romance and detracting from the comedy. It could happen quietly in the background, and since they had been friends so long it wouldn't be necessary to use all the romance cliches to force skinship and closeness between them. From the beginning I didn't think HJ/WS would be possible as endgame without dedicating a lot of screentime to them and I was right. Worse I don't think the screentime to HJ/WS has been very helpful to their romantic development, again it's all cliche and no substance. I would definitely have been fine with no romance at all, but I felt that's not a likely possibility from the beginning, so I jumped on JH/WS ship. But had JH been under the umbrella and doing all these other cliche scenes with WS I'd be just as critical.

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Ooh. I think there has been more substance to Hyun Jae's interactions with her than her interactions with Min Jae. Min Jae is like a brother. Hyun Jae is like the guy you want to marry.

Hyun Jae is talented, self-assured, proactive, inquisitive and has far-reaching horizons. Min Jae is loyal, earnest and works hard; but he he has big ambitions yet never expands his horizons beyond his small sphere of life. Because he doesn't seek to understand the broader world around him, he makes chronically bad decisions. He will likely always be frustrated by his inability to achieve prolonged success. That'd make him a hard man to live with after the hubris of their 20's is over and middle age sets-in.

And Hyun Jae has moved beyond his selfish ways and is willing to sacrifice for her. Even if it means doing mundane things like waiting in a forever-long line for kimbap. That's something he's never done for anyone before.

Also her character is better-matched intellectually with Hyun Jae. They're both book smart and street smart. While Min Jae is only book smart.

All of their trivial interactions told us those things.

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Perhaps it's your preconceived notions of what this drama should be and shouldn't be that clouded your judgement. HJ was never supposed to be their saviour. If there's only one message this drama wants to convey, it is that you need to step up and seize opportunities yourself, and not idly wait for a saviour to come and turn your life around.

*SPOILER*
And as if to answer your frustration, 1994's HJ wrote in his notebook "I'm nothing. I'm not a saviour either." He's only human, and tbh he doesn't owe anyone a living.

As far as I know, YSY is doing a great job portraying Hyun-jae and most people on naver are raving about his performance too.

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What's wrong with wanting a drama to go a certain way (which seemed to be the most plausible direction based on the premise) and being disappointed and frustrated when it goes in a completely different direction? It's not preconceived notions of what the drama should/shouldn't be, it's having expectations based on the premise and not having those expectations met.

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It depends. If this was like a "Producers" situation where the novel mockumentary approach was abandoned partway, I think that's a legit complaint.

But I don't think this drama's been particularly uneven - most complaints appear to be disappointment over a certain loveline, which is less understandable for me. I'm not interested in watching dramas that are basically paint-by-numbers, I like it when relationships develop in different ways from the initial setup.

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Nothing wrong with that, except that you're trying to force a square onto a circle and everywhere I go I see you complaining why the circle hasn't become a square yet, when it was never meant to be a square in the first place.

What's most unfortunate is that while you try to twist the writer's arm to write the story you want to see, you miss out on the aspirational messages in this drama: Live in the present, seize every opportunity, be honest to yourself, make every second count.

But to each his own, feel free to continue writing fanfics of what this drama should've been, it's a free world.

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@Miranda - Can we stop acting like all the complaints are just because JH/WS isn't endgame? That's so not it. (although to be clear I find it tiresome that people insist shipping isn't a valid reason to not like a drama, I think it's just the same as any other reason) I'd literally be just as frustrated if all of these cliche romance moments were between JH/WS. It's hard to deny that this drama has shifted from being a comedy with some smaller romance elements, to a conventional romcom. If you like it that way, fine, but understand that a lot of people won't because they liked it better when it was the variety drama it was advertised as. It's not really about the relationships developing in different ways from the premise, but about the shift in genre that frustrates me and I think most others complaining.

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@peichi, I do get your point that some people might have signed on for "variety drama" and feel let down by the romcom turn, but for my part (and it felt like many others) we weren't at all sure what "variety drama" meant. After the first few episodes it looked like it meant a drama with meta variety shout-outs thrown in, which I was okay with. But the shift to romcom hasn't been a dramatic tone shift for me.

But that complaint doesn't seem particularly genuine to me in this circumstance, and more like a cover for the genuine reason, which is a ship disappointment. Basically I think people are a 3/10 on being ticked at the romcom development, but 9/10 irritated at the Hyun Jae development. But when defending their irritation, they're flipping those ratios and claiming that their actual problem is the romcom. That's what I'm getting from weeks of reading this comments section, where there was some serious investment in the Ji Hoon angle that looks like it's paralleling the discontent today.

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but the shift to romcom hasn't been a dramatic tone shift for me.
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@miranda, it has been a complete shift in the overall tone of the drama imo. Just see how much WS-HJ moments now the show has compared to last weeks. I don't mind romance, but now it's all romance, with no other plot going on. The romance could be a subplot, but now it is the main plot.
I do want to know though what your pov is, of the drama, I have noticed that you are not giving any opinion of yourselves, only been dissecting other's opinions. I think more or less everyone has a bias, me too, and you too, I'm sure, that is not the problem. The problem is the show wanted to sell us the 'unique father-son drama' and including time travel-family bonding- love- friendships in the mix', which isn't the case anymore. Anyone who has seen the show from the start can notice it, I think.

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@peichi, sure - my position on watching this drama was "I like Cha Tae Hyun, I like Dong Gu, I definitely like time-travel trickery, and I'm interested to see what this 'variety comedy' idea is about". Since all of those elements are still in play, I'm pretty content - the only part that's been boring for me is the Grandpa/Mal Sook stuff.

As I watched, the way Hyun Jae was acting made me feel like he was starting to like Woo Seung, and it felt like she was heading in the same direction. So the way all of this has developed is pretty natural for me - the two of them have been on a collision course for a while. But if Hyun Jae stepped back because of paternity issues and in two years she was with Ji Hoon or even MJ, I can't say I'd object, I'd just want it to feel like a logical development in the story.

So there you go. If anything my bias would be what I think I see developing naturally in the script. To me, it's made sense.

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'Perhaps it's your preconceived notions of what this drama should be and shouldn't be that clouded your judgement'----

It's not about who becomes whose savior, and the savior thing didn't just come out of nowhere, since we have been told from day one that HJ is JH's father, and in the earlier episodes, well actually mostly from EP 1-10, the show focused on hyun jae showing interest in ji hoon's failure, his ups and downs, and asking to everyone around more about him. The show's main premise was signalled at them, (being the father and son pair that they was).
So the 'savior' thing I mentioned is because, who else to look up to for inspiration, if not his father? Given the fact that until now ji hoon has been living like a ghost , he dropped his college to be a singer, his mom is a failure too, and he hasn't even met his father. And the first line he said meeting hyun jae, 'that's how I meet my father', once we have been introduced to that thought, it is pretty normal I think to expect that 'ji hoon's savior will be hyun jae, his father'.Or that some mysterious divine prank has been played, and God has given ji hoon a chance to meet his father from the past and turn his life around. So I don't think that ''seize opportunities yourself, and not idly wait for a saviour to come' concept in the drama works, that you're hinting at. As we have seen how JH, his friend mc drill, KJ, the grandpa or malsook, each are trying to be the pillar of support for the other. So the way you say eveyone should try to excel on his own, jusy gives a pretty dark and depressing idea about life...where we shouldn't depend on anyone else, excepy our ownself? So one line in hyun Jae's notebook doesn't define everything about the drama I think--- but each to their own. By now I don't think the drama has any strong concept going on at all. Also the problem is that how long they played that father-son attachment as a 'bait' to make us invest in them badly.
To add, I don't have any problem seeing the fact that he acts good either. I just want him to choose a better drama next time with a stronger plot with the extra oomph factor. Which TBH sadly doesn't have, IMO. Netizen's comments don't define success of a drama either. I would love to see him do something like a proper romcom again without any nauseating factors involved.

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and the fact that Hyunjae is 23yo at 1993 and Wooseung was born in 1996. Hahahahhahaha~

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Exactly. I feel cheated. This is not what they said it would be. Where are the dreams? Where's the father-son relationship?

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That's exactly what I've thought from the moment there was a hint of a possible love triangle...
Ji hoon is probably not hyun jae's son

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Yep, and this episode makes me even more doubtful. It seemed that Bo Hee never actually said who's the baby daddy is, but both managers just assumed it's Hyun Jae's?

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Hmm, I'd have to go back to be sure, but I'm pretty sure she does refer to the baby as Hyun-jae's child in the 1994 flashback where she is pregnant and Gwang-jae offers to raise the child. I don't remember what episode that was though.

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I think that is when GwangJae ask BoHee "Does HyunJae know about this?" Which could be understand as whether HyunJae know this is HIS baby or if it is not his baby, does HyunJae know about this situation (I assume she cheated of they were together at that time). and bohee answer she doesn't want to tell HyunJae and wished to raise the child alone. BoHee doesn't explicitly say that the baby is HyunJae's.

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We'll probably get to see the big reveal in final or penultimate episode.

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They showed that scene twice. There were a lot of assumptions being made. Plus HJ doesn't recall any romantic involvement with BH. It hasn't been revealed.

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But to me that's not really a twist, it's an anti-twist. It's taking a fun unique twist in the concept (having a 90's idol travel forward to the present and meet his idol trainee grown-up son he didn't even know he had) and taking it away. Why bother setting up such an unusual plot point and spending a good deal of time on it only to go "jk!" at the end? It's really the least interesting and most unnecessary twist I can think of. If it's true then it would pretty much encapsulate my frustration with this show, we thought in the beginning it'd be a variety drama, a comedy with a focus on family/friendships and just a sprinkle of romance, but THERE'S A TWIST: it's really just a conventional romcom. Boo! I swear if YJ is JH's dad I will be so angry, I mean that was probably rape if it's true. Even if it wasn't it's just disgusting, YJ is a creepy pervert.

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' taking a fun unique twist in the concept (having a 90's idol travel forward to the present and meet his idol trainee grown-up son he didn't even know he had) and taking it away. Why bother setting up such an unusual plot point and spending a good deal of time on it only to go "jk!" at the end?'---
This! Yeah why bother setting up the unique plot ,and then do nothing with it? Lesson learned at least, never favorite a show, without watching all of it.

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These last couple of episodes made me think that Hyun-jae might not be Ji-hoon's father but I refuse to even think that it could be Young-jae, just no!

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I'm not sure what to think re: JH's parentage, mostly because in the first episode, it was JH narrating "That was the first time I met my father", which signals to me anyway that JH eventually finds out about HJ being his father. Not gonna lie, I kinda thought it would've happened by now and we'd get some weird but funny father-son bonding on the rooftop. This show has gone in a different direction than I anticipated, but I find this show really easy to watch and also very enjoyable, so while I'm watching it, it doesn't bother me. I really like all the characters, and I think the chemistry and comedic timing between the cast is one of the best I've seen. It's only when I start to count down how little time there is left till the ending, I get nervous because there is still so much story left to tell. In any case, I'm willing to hold back judgement until the series is over, but I will be disappointed if there aren't answers to the big questions posed in the first half of the show.

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My crazy theory is that Hyun-Jae is Woo-Seung's father and that Kwang-Jae is actually Ji-Hoon's biological father.

This would explain why so much focus has been placed on HJ/WS' relationship. From what we've seen so far, in contrast to the physical chemistry JH/WS share, HJ's feelings for WS mostly range from adulation (not unlike the way an adoring father would view his daughter as the most beautiful person on earth) to an instinctive desire to protect and care for her. Both HJ and WS have lived their lives without the kind of familial warmth JH has, so it follows that they are struggling to process the nature of their deepening love for one another.

The show has also been intentionally coy about JH's true parentage. Bo-Hee's lingering feelings for HJ has always struck me as genuine but one-sided, so I'm guessing it was a case of mistaken identity and BH somehow ended up sleeping with JH's father under the impression that he was HJ. My money is on KJ since we've seen that he has a history of blacking out when drunk and of jumping to conclusions to his own detriment. The watch could be a major red herring, since in the flashback we saw that HJ gifted KJ with the EXACT. SAME. WATCH (albeit with different initials).

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I don't think Hyun-jae is Woo-seung's father, that sounds a little too far-fetched to me because what Hyun-jae is feeling towards her isn't just a sense of protectiveness or care, he's falling for her and he's trying to convince himself that he isn't, he keeps doing all of these things for her saying he's doing them for Ji-hoon but we know that he just wants to be with her! Also, I think Woo-seung remembered how her father looked, she remembers going to the Jjajjagmyung restaurant with him so I'm sure she remembers him too!

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I keep expecting "Mrs. Robinson" to play in the background, what with the current scenario of both Kwang-jae and Ji-hoon's crushes being tied to the same man :P

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These episodes were full of makeovers hahaha. Hyun Jae's wardrobe was the best change, and Ji Hoon's haircut was the worst lol.

I might be wrong, but so far, if there's anything I learned from watching Kdramas, it's that the guy who shows up with the umbrella gets the girl lol. Anytime Hyun Jae looks at Woo Seung in that way or does something for her, I feel my heart skip a beat, but then I think of Ji Hoon, and it makes me feel quite sad for him. Woo Seung is so lucky.(Oh no, I think I've jumped ship hahaha)

Bless this show for giving us Yoon Shi Yoon in a towel admiring himself, and for your usual naked cohabitation hijinks. Even when I could guess how things will turn out, it was still such a good laugh!! Lol why does that gag never seem to get old for me hahahaha

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And then they gave him the comma style on one of the days and it looked even more horrendous. I felt like the show did it on purpose to make sure no one tries to root for a WS+JH pairing.

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I'm still stubbornly rooting for Ji-hoon. Let's just say I blame Kim Min-jae's charm for this.

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Haha,more like how good the boy still looks with the horrible haircut.

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Seriously, I was so excited to see he got a haircut because I hated his hair before, but now I want it back.

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I don't know why he got that haircut, he looked better in the original one. And why is he so happy with that? ?

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He probably got it because Woo Seung admired Hyun Jae's haircut a while ago. His face and jealous muttering 'maybe I should get a hair cut' was precious.
Out of all the haircuts, I only like MC Drill's lol.

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That's a good one lol ?
I like both hyun jae's & mc drill's new hair, but poor ji hoon , I don't think WS will like it.

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McDrill's haircut, ?.

JiHoon's haircut, ?.
Well if you're going to give him a new one why not a spiky fringe uplift??? Show me the glorious forehead. Show me the cheekiness!

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Exactly! Like does he have to turn into a bad guy to get a hairstyle like that?!

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i love MC drill, so funny seeing him sing "eyes ,nose, lips" considering the actor is actually Taeyangs older brother :) :) nice one show :) i hope the get to have little bro as a cameo.

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"I might be wrong, but so far, if there's anything I learned from watching Kdramas, , it's that the guy who shows up with the umbrella gets the girl lol. "

I somehow find it's still too early to reopen these wounds lol, but not in Reply 1988... (ah, it still stings!)

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Hahaha TRUE. Although, I'm rooting for Choi Taek (because PBG of course), I still felt bad for JH.

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"Hyun-jae catches Woo-seung heading out to run a coffee errand. He accompanies her (but doesn’t help her carry the cups)"

True... but he's also feeding her his own coffee as they walk, and neither of them seem freaked out about cooties.

I also really liked how Ji Hoon's flirting has turned so carefree. He doesn't seem so deathly serious about it anymore, and that really helps now that the Hyun Jae loveline has kicked into gear. I'm convinced at this point that Hyun Jae's going to stay in the future, with maybe a quick cameo back to the past to place that phone call and abandon the car. But I can't imagine him without a phone and audio mixing software anymore, it would be too cruel to send him back now.

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I was also dismissive of the theory that HJ's disappearance is HJ making a final trip back to the present to stay forever. His last call to KJ sounds like he wanted to big farewell to young KJ before seeing him again in the future. I guess that's the only way to make sure everyone stays intact. But does that mean since HJ is gone on paper, HJ will have to remain as "Da Bong" forever?

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Ok, swoon. I Have no clue how it can work, but I'm finally team Hyun-jae is the OTP. Cannot resist.

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Hmmm. I liked the comedy more than I like this romance, but it's all good, I guess.

The guy who plays MJ was on Immortal Song today with his group. He seems like a nice guy and a pretty good singer. Made me smile to see him.

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So that's how Kwang-jae know that Ji-hoon is Hyun-jae's son? *facepalm

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really enjoyed the scenes between WS and HJ but i can't deny it did take up majority of the screen time these episodes, i atleast wish there wasn't a love square (if we count MJ as well), because i'm more interested in JH pursing his dream and becoming an idol then winning WS's heart. I haven't watched episodes 23-24 yet but more screen time for MC Drill, Grandpa and Mal Sook please!

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I'm kind of disappointed in the direction the show is going. 5 episodes ago I would be giggling over the Woo Seung/Hyun Jae interactions but I spent most of the episode wanting to skip all their scenes. For a show which advertised a comedy and did such a great show in the beginning, it was a let down to see them going a tradition Kdrama romance route. Like atleast throw a curve ball or do a parody like the grandpa/mal sook/mal sook's crush scene.

Speaking of which... I WAITED A WHOLE WEEK FOR THIS SHOW AND DIDNT GET ANY MAL SOOK/GRANDPA SCENES

When Hyun Jae called Ji Hoon "ungrateful" and said that he was doing all of this for Ji Hoon I had to stop the episode and calm down. There is no way Hyun Jae believes that spending all of this time with Woo Seung, calling her pretty, and taking her out to eat is for Ji Hoon's benefit. If he was doing this for Ji Hoon he would've backed up a long time ago. And Hyun Jae has acknowledged that Ji Hoon is his son, but he still pursued Woo Seung. And I can't forgive that?. There should be some moral code that says "don't date your son's crush"

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I agree with you :( especially the last part. Now I pity Jihoon a lot. He lost his debut opportunity because of Wooseung and still, it doesn't work.
Why am I starting to dislike Wooseung too....? :( I don't know. Maybe it's because she knows Jihoon's feeling and does nothing (doesn't really appreciate his effort especially when she knew what Jihoo had given up for her.) and now she's busy being lovebirds with Hyunjae.
Hyunjae...rather than spending time with Wooseung, flirting...why don't you try harder to solve your own mystery? At least, try to find out more information about Jihoon-is-my-son.

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I know the trainee is a brat but maybe Ji Hoon needs a gal like her who can push her to the right direction? Like his dad (Kwang Jae) he's full of doubt and insecurities, which makes him afraid to take chances and new opportunities to success.

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Oh the Hyeri girl? Yes, I kind like her now (compared to Wooseung. Used to like Wooseung due to her independent-girl label. But...err these days her character somehow has gone different, not in a good way though.)

Becuase that Hyeri girl is tough and at the same time, she doesn't afraid to express her thoughts and she did it in a good way several times; which is good for Jihoon.

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'And Hyun Jae has acknowledged that Ji Hoon is his son, but he still pursued Woo Seung. And I can't forgive that?. There should be some moral code that says "don't date your son's crush"---
This, yes,exactly, sigh. I really wish the show went with something else than father-son, if hyun jae was never meant to be his father in the first place. Now he knows he's a father, and he has feelings for his son's crush, which is supposed to be funny :S.

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I felt really uncomfortable watching scenes with HJ and WS now. I find myself wanting to skip the scene altogether because moving on to your supposed son's love of his life ain't cool.

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I have started skipping their scenes. With five or six romantic tropes in this one episode, I thought the writers were doing it for laughs at first but then when I realized is a serious part of the plot I became kind of horrified, not to mention disappointed. If Hyun-jae was not portrayed from the beginning as Ji-Hoon's father, I would have likely bought into this romance. But knowing that this is a love triangle involving a father and son, I can't help but feel uncomfortable. Unfortunate but true.

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Yes.........I have skipped everything between them as well. It supposed to be a love triangle among Hyunjae-Bohee-KWangjae and Wooseung-Jihoon-Hyeri. But now it is so much complicated.
All the young guys (Jihoon, Hyunjae, MJ) are chasing on Wooseung right now. I am somehow glad seeing how MC Drill is still kind of annoyed of Wooseung's existence instead of chasing her too.

Because I don't see what makes MJ and Hyunjae could fall for her.

While, Bohee and especially Hyeri, poor them.

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Hyun-jae and Woo-seung have been spending so much time together it's no wonder that they are both starting to have feelings for each other, even their banter is cute.

This show was definitely able to pull of the cockroach and towel scene, which I would normally find cheesy, but they pulled it off and it was hilarious.

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fair warning. if ep 21-22 umbrella scene is great, wait until you watch ep 23-24 umbrella scene. hahahaha

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Yesss haha can't wait for next week's episodes as well after that cliffhanger.

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This episode is seriously just PPL's galore, so much so that I'm starting to think that Yoo PD and Ra PD are deliberately shoving the PPLs in our face as a way to show that they're rebelling. I mean, they can't get more obvious than that...

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Loved how the PPL is definitely the opposite of subtle, all they need now is a neon sign. Am cackling over Hyun-jae dumping the whole rack to his shopping bag, and what would happen if Cathy check oppa's credit card bill and found all that ><

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Yes the PPL was OTT. I totally picture the PDs snickering as they filmed the scene where WS advertises mouthwash.

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Hyun jae with umbrella
Hyun jae with food
Hyun jae with his direct compliments....
He should kept it coming.
I do think that falling on top of each other scene was extra.
Glad to see ji hoon doing his best :-)

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how about hyunjae with credit card? I seriously ship it after hyunjae with smartphone.

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Hyun Jae was so swoony during the umbrella scene. I like his funny banter with Woo Seung and seeing them play games like rock-paper-scissors. I'd rather see them being friends than being a couple.

This drama has changed into a typical rom-com. I was mildly annoyed when they used the common concept of a person getting sick after being out in the rain and having another character take care of them. Ugh. I want more humor and wacky, cheesy jokes.

MC Drill's hair! I had wondered what was different about him this time. Haircut and less frizz? :) I hope he gets more screentime soon.

Can't believe Grandpa and Mal Sook were missing from this whole episode! :(

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I'd like for Woo-seung and Hyun-jae to start dating soon so that Ji-hoon can move on. I don't like that he's in love with her and he doesn't get much of her attention.

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To me WS is falling for HJ whether she likes it or not. Her thumbs up is really telling. So much enthusiasm goes into putting up those two digits, body linguists will have a field day.

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Did you see how she was keeping the orange teddy close to her chest when she was in her room, after the jajangmyun dinner?? She has already fallen, she is happy with her DaBong. :)

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I am currently watching High Kick 2 and it feels so wrong to think how sexy Yoon Shi Yoon is when he is in high school uniform. Had to chant to myself, he's an oppa who's over 30!

Seriously though, how does he not age at all from 7 years ago?

Also, can someone explain what happened to Drill? Is he enlisting, i.e. he has to be gone for 2 years? (NO!!!!!!!)

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Drill has been notified of his reservist training. After the Korean men go out of the army they still have to do reservist training for a year or two. (Am I right?) So that would mean, he is already done with his enlistment and is lying about his age.

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I'm puzzled about why Drill has to hide his age. Is there a rule that idols can't have been to the army?

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No, there are actually a few idols that went to army before debuting. It's more because of his age I think. We don't know yet how old he is, but it would mean he's older than Ji-hoon who is the oldest trainee. Remember they were both passed up for the next boy group debut, so they'd have to wait several years for the chance to debut again, so they would be pretty old for idols by then and even more likely to be passed up in favor of someone younger.

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Has anyone else found themselves anxiously scanning the text on Woo Seung's tshirts after the shirt she was wearing last week? (It said "WHOREIBLE.")

I was very relieved to see her shirt this week said "WELCOME HOME."

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Oh yea that terrible shirt...somehow wondered if it the designer had less than desirable grasp of English...but wanted to jump on the "random English words on clothing" bandwagon...

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It probably doesn't matter for the domestic audience--but for the international audience, they really need someone to vet those things.

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romance or not, i'm okay with the flow of this drama. i just came back from watching the latest episode and i'm totally digging the plot right now.

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Sorry, but Hyun Jae is so selfish. I got so annoyed when he said Ji Hoon was ungrateful towards him. Like???? Ji Hoon is letting you live in his house rent free. Hyun Jae even gets to sleep on Ji Hoon's bed while he sleeps on the floor with Drill. Isn't he the one who's ungrateful?

If HJ - WS end up together that means that Hyun Jae has zero character development. He is just as selfish as he was in the past.

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Oh yea and ratings are even lower this week. Hmmm... I wonder why..

The writer started to pander to what the fans wanted and quality sinks. The PPL is also ridiculously blatant.

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Ratings are always low on Friday. They doubled on Saturday.

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Not to mention how can Hyun-jae seriously think he's still helping Ji-hoon with his love life or really ever was? What the heck does Ji-hoon have to be grateful for from Hyun-jae to begin with? He's literally done nothing but make a mess of JH's life and steal his crush while claiming to be helping them get together.

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I kept wondering that as well. Romancing the girl yourself does not count as being a good wingman.

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