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Temperature of Love: Episodes 3-4

Despite Hyun-soo’s initial misgivings and Jung-sun’s attempts to respect her wishes, this seemingly mismatched pair can’t seem to stay away from each other. The heart wants what the heart wants, as the saying goes, but their romance won’t be so simple. Complications already threaten them both, and it remains to be seen whether they’ll become stronger for it, or let life tear them apart.

 
EPISODE 3 RECAP

As Jung-sun pulls Hyun-soo away from the bus stop, she asks that they not hold hands, and he says that he thought she didn’t see him as a man. Hyun-soo asks if he’s upset that she rejected him, and he admits that of course he is. Hyun-soo marvels at the way Jung-sun talks back, and he counters that she never lets him win once.

He lets her know that he doesn’t cling to a woman once she’s rejected him, and she has to admit that she likes that about him. He leads her to the park, where he takes her cell phone and turns on some classical music.

He starts dancing in place, adorably prodding Hyun-soo to practice the dance she wants to do here when she wins a writing contest. She refuses, embarrassed but amused by his silliness.

Later, they reach their neighborhood, where they split up to head to their respective homes. Hyun-soo thanks Jung-sun, but she falters when he asks what she’s thankful for, admitting that she’s not sure. As he heads home, she calls after him that it’s because he consoled her tonight.

Hyun-soo’s sister Hyun-yi wakes her the following morning with kicks and insults, demanding that Hyun-soo make her breakfast since she pays the bills. And then later as Hyun-soo is taking out the garbage, Hyun-yi bumps into her and snaps at her in horror for getting trash on her.

Tired of putting up with abuse from her younger sister, Hyun-soo grabs Hyun-yi by the hair to deliver a long-overdue beating, making sure to be a public embarrassment because that’s what Hyun-yi hates most. Conscious of the growing crowd, Hyun-yi begs Hyun-soo to stop, but when she doesn’t, Hyun-yi grabs her and it’s on.

The sisters grapple in the street until Hyun-yi trips and falls, right into the pile of trash. Hyun-soo yells that she doesn’t care what anyone thinks because she has nothing to lose… then hides her face in horror when she sees Jung-sun watching from just a few feet away. Oh, that is so embarrassing.

She collects her wits and politely introduces her sister, who’s still sitting in the garbage, makeup streaking down her face. Jung-sun says they show affection roughly, so Hyun-soo drags Hyun-yi to her feet to prove how very much they love each other. PFFT.

At the restaurant, the cranky sous chef points out that Jung-sun is short on halibut for his special, but Jung-sun has a quick answer for every potential problem, annoying the sous chef even more. A server runs in with a gift for Jung-sun from a VVIP customer, and the whole kitchen gasps when the gift turns out to be a large box of extremely expensive black truffles.

Jung-sun repacks the truffles and runs outside to return them to the giver, Jung-woo, saying that the gift is too extravagant. Jung-woo argues that the truffles are a token of his appreciation as a fan, and when Jung-sun still refuses them, he asks if Jung-sun is afraid to be loved.

Jung-woo tries to explain why he wants to give Jung-sun the gift, and they’re both entertained when everything he says sounds like a pick-up line. They end up bantering back and forth, mostly about Jung-sun’s unusual last name (Ohn) and his extensive knowledge of his family tree, until Jung-woo asks if Jung-sun is telling him so much about himself because he likes him.

Jung-sun says that Jung-woo is weird, and Jung-woo agrees, then directs Jung-sun to look at the name on the business card he gave him. He’s named his new production company “On Entertainment,” and he explains that he chose the name because it means to be awake and alert.

He says that when he learned that Jung-sun’s family name is Ohn, he felt like he’d lost to him. Out of the blue, he offers to finance a restaurant if Jung-sun wants to open one, but Jung-sun politely declines. Jung-woo asks him to at least take the truffles, and since he likes the guy, Jung-sun accepts them.

After service is over, the sous chef orders Jung-sun to make more potato puree, which is usually the maknae’s job. Jung-sun starts to argue, but his friend Won-joon enters the kitchen and sizes up the situation. He says he’s a doctor and expresses extreme concern over the sous chef’s health, making the sous chef run off to get a check-up immediately.

Hyun-soo’s assistant PD friend Joon-ha intercepts her on her way in to work, saying that they cancelled shooting their drama today. The director meets with Hyun-soo’s boss, Writer Park, unhappy with the violent way she’s depicting the hero, which alters the entire message of the drama. Embarrassed, Writer Park agrees to change the script.

Won-joon is impressed with Jung-sun’s knife skills, so of course Jung-sun shows off and cuts himself. Won-joon pitches in to help, admitting that he originally wanted to be a chef, but his father made him become a doctor. Jung-sun tells Won-joon to follow his dream, whether it’s to be a chef, or to make his father’s dream come true, and ends up in a playful headlock for his trouble.

Hyun-soo’s friend Hong-ah spends her day at a restaurant trying to write, but she struggles with writer’s block. She’s annoyed when a man sends a drink to her table and sits down uninvited, seeing her writing and offering to introduce her to a relative who works at a TV station.

Hong-ah slams her laptop closed and stands to leave, but the guy implies that she’s a tease, claiming that she flirted with him first. Offended, Hong-ah throws the drink he sent at him and makes a triumphant exit.

After the director leaves, Hyun-soo waits for Writer Park in the hallway, who tries to save face by insisting that she was totally going to say everything the director said; he just said it first.

Hong-ah joins them and jokes that Writer Park works Hyun-soo so hard that she never sees her friend. Writer Park takes it the wrong way, assuming that Hyun-soo has been complaining about her. She says pointedly that she trusted Hong-ah when she recommended Hyun-soo for the assistant writer job.

Thankfully, Hong-ah manages to compliment Writer Park into a better mood. Once she’s gone, Hong-ah tells Hyun-soo to just endure it, since there’s nowhere to go if she’s fired from an assistant writer’s job.

To blow off steam, Hyun-soo and Hong-ah go for a joyride in Hong-ah’s convertible, Hyun-soo hanging out the open top and singing along to Girls’ Generation’s Twinkle at the top of her lungs. After they settle down, Hong-ah admits that the lawyer she’s dating is stressing her out. Hyun-soo tells Hong-ah that she thinks too much, which Hong-ah says is the reason she wants to be a writer. Hyun-soo is envious that Hong-ah’s wealthy family happens to respect writers.

When Hong-ah drops her off at home, she runs out to give Hyun-soo a big hug, and little sister Hyun-yi rolls her eyes and snarls at them, in a bad mood as usual.

At home, Hyun-soo finds a package on the table, but it’s been delivered to the wrong address. It was supposed to go to Jung-sun’s place, so rather than send it back through the mail, Hyun-soo decides to take it to him personally.

Jung-sun is at home, hoping for a reply from the famous French chef Alain Passard, whom he emailed recently. He’s disappointed, though he gets a chat message from Hong-ah asking his address. For a guy who claims that he can’t afford a cell phone, Jung-sun’s apartment is pretty darn fancy.

Hyun-soo makes her way to Jung-sun’s place, where she finds him waiting in the street for her. She drops off the package and turns to go, but Jung-sun calls after her that he’d like to make her something to eat.

She declines, so he teases that she’d probably feel pressured since she sees him as a man, which has Hyun-soo marching back, laughing at his cheek. But it works, and Jung-sun gets Hyun-soo to come up to his balcony. She’s curious about what’s in the package, so he shows her that it contains spices from France.

In his dark office, Jung-woo talks to someone on the phone in Japanese. They’re discussing someone, and Jung-woo says that they’re good-looking, but they have no charm and aren’t fit for their group. The person on the other line says he’ll keep looking for candidates.

After they hang up, Jung-woo tells himself that this is a new beginning, and that he’ll win, because he always wins. He takes out a pocket watch with an antique car on the case, flipping it open and closed contemplatively.

Jung-sun carefully slices one of the truffles that Jung-woo gave to him, explaining to Hyun-soo that they’re very rare. She asks him how much he makes per month, honestly revealing her own (very low) salary, and she pouts when the number he rattles off is nearly twice what she makes.

She notes that his apartment is much too nice for what he earns, but he says that he spends everything he makes and doesn’t save. He tells her that he’s been taking care of himself since his parents divorced when he was fifteen, and she lets the subject drop.

Hyun-soo tries a bite of truffle, and he anticipates her disappointed reaction (they’re sort of earthy). She laughs at herself when he explains that they don’t taste like much by themselves, but when he puts some on a piece of bread with cheese, Hyun-soo finally appreciates the taste.

A older couple strolls down the alley hand-in-hand, reminiscing about their dating days. The wife offers to remind her husband how things used to be, dragging him to a wall and sliding her arms around his neck. She pulls him in for a sexy kiss, but they quickly find themselves getting rained on.

They look up to see a woman standing at her window with her watering can, and she yells at the wife, assuming she’s seducing someone else’s husband, HA. The couple insists that they’re married, but the woman doesn’t believe them and chases them off with more water.

 
EPISODE 4 RECAP

Jung-sun walks a very tipsy Hyun-soo home, and on the way she trips over her own feet again. Jung-sun asks if she’s drunk, but she cutely slurs that she falls all the time. She recounts the saying that you might as well rest if you’ve fallen, and considers lying down in the street. Jung-sun asks if she’s flirting with him, which succeeds in getting her back on her feet right away.

She insists indignantly that she’s never flirted in her life, but Jung-sun says that she may have just been hiding that side of herself. Hyun-soo accuses him of speaking like an old man, telling him to act his age, so he complies by calling her “noona.” She doesn’t like that either, saying that it makes her feel old.

Jung-sun switches to calling her “Hyun-soo-ya,” but she laughingly shuts that down as well. She tells him to call her “Hyun-soo-sshi,” which is familiar but not too familiar.

On a roll, Jung-sun asks for Hyun-soo’s number. She relents, saying that she’d give it to him, but she hasn’t got a pen. He says he’ll memorize it. They stand there smiling at each other, as if acknowledging that they’ve crossed some sort of threshold together.

Hyun-soo arrives home to find her parents there—HAHA, they’re the couple that was making out in the alley. Even Hyun-yi is laughing, sorry she missed her parents getting soaked, and Hyun-soo guesses that they got caught kissing. Mom tells her daughters that they should be happy to have parents who love each other, making them cringe at their overt displays of affection.

Jung-sun grins his way through his workout the next morning, while Hyun-soo turns on some music to help herself wake up. She bops around the living room until Hyun-yi bellows at her to turn the music off. On his way to work, Jung-sun stops at a phone booth to call Hyun-soo and invite her to eat with him, and she says that she wants to interview him.

Hyun-soo meekly asks Writer Park for the day off, who reluctantly says she can go. She waits for Jung-sun at the bus terminal, dolled up in a pretty red dress, and she nearly jumps out of her skin when she finds him standing just inches behind her, admiring her. Ha.

She’s surprised to learn that they’re going all the way to Beolgyo just for cockles, so Jung-sun explains that he likes to eat food in the place that it’s from. On the bus, Hyun-soo offers to share her snacks, and although he says he doesn’t care for them, Jung-sun takes some to be polite.

Hyun-soo sighs and says she’s happy, enjoying the ride and her first day of rest since becoming an assistant writer. She asks him if there’s anything special about a man who eats rare steak, which is what she plans to title her next project, and asks him to think about it.

When they arrive at their destination, Hyun-soo twirls with happiness at the beauty of the place, then trips over her own feet again. Jung-sun catches her and says to be careful, and they head to the restaurant for dinner.

Hyun-soo is mystified by the way Jung-sun wafts the scent of their soup towards himself before eating, but she gives it a try and admits that it makes the food taste better. After dinner they want to visit some art galleries, but they’re all closed.

They settle for a tea shop, where Hyun-soo asks Jung-sun again if he’s thought of anything unique about men who eat their steaks rare. He says it’s more about preference than personality, which has her grumbling that he’s being difficult, because she needs personality traits for her character. He tells her to be more creative with her story ideas instead of trying to change facts.

They head back to the bus station, but the drivers happen to be striking that night and the buses aren’t running. Their only option is to take the train back to Seoul, but they can’t reserve tickets over the phone. Jung-sun leads Hyun-soo somewhere, and she grows wary when she sees that they’re surrounded by motels and drunk people. He doesn’t say anything, but finally leads her into an internet cafe and reserves tickets for the last train.

He takes an extra minute to check his email, telling Hyun-soo that he applied to be an intern at Alain Passard’s restaurant and he’s waiting for an answer. She asks if that means he’d go to France, and he says that he’s going to France even if he doesn’t get the job, because he hasn’t finished his schooling. There’s no email, which makes him sad and her happy.

They run to the train platform, smiling wide as they run side by side, and make it onboard just in time. Jung-sun falls asleep on the train, and he wakes to find Hyun-soo gone. Worried, he goes looking for her, eventually finding her in the compartment between cars, enjoying the view. She says again that she’s happy, and Jung-sun decides that it’s easy to make Hyun-soo happy.

She doesn’t answer, and the train lurches, causing Jung-sun to catch himself so he doesn’t crash into Hyun-soo. The closeness makes them even more aware of each other, but Jung-sun backs up respectfully.

Hyun-soo says that it wasn’t Jung-sun who made her happy—she chooses to be happy on her own, and given the same events, the way she accepts them is what determines how she feels. Jung-sun replies that he’s going to take her advice to act his age, because he’s usually serious and responsible. But he decides that today he wants to act like a 23-year-old, so he tells Hyun-soo, “I want to kiss you.”

He asks if he needs to take responsibility for a kiss. With a smile, she tells him no, and he says that he doesn’t know if what he’s feeling is love.

Hyun-soo says that with honesty like that, he’ll never get a woman to kiss him, because women like to fantasize that men kiss them because they’re in love. Jung-sun just puts his hand on the wall behind her head and tells her that she can avoid the kiss if she wants.

Hyun-soo doesn’t avoid him, and she lets him kiss her. It’s tentative and sweet, a perfect first kiss, then Jung-sun pulls back to gauge her reaction. When she doesn’t move away, he touches her lip softly and cups her face in his hand. He kisses her again, and this time he doesn’t stop.

Jung-sun is all smiles as he walks home later that night, but his smile fades in an instant when he sees his mother waiting at his building with her luggage. He’s unhappy to see her, his expression wary as she says she missed him and thanks him for always protecting her.

Her words dredge up an unhappy memory of a time when Jung-sun was a teenager and his parents were still together. His father had complained about dinner, whacking Jung-sun’s mother in the head with his spoon over and over.

Finally Jung-sun had grabbed his father’s arm, stopping the abuse. That was the moment that his mother had said that she wanted a divorce.

In the present, Jung-sun doesn’t speak a word to his mother; he just gives her a room to sleep in and leaves. She says to the empty room that she knows he’s mad, but she’s still his mother, so she’ll be understanding.

The next morning, Hyun-soo’s coworkers are surprised when she shows up at work, because Writer Park told them that she quit. Hyun-soo is shocked when Writer Park says that when Hyun-soo asked for the day off, that she was actually quitting, because she was showing her lack of commitment.

In her tirade, Writer Park inadvertently reveals the real reason she’s turned on Hyun-soo—because the drama director voiced the same objections that Hyun-soo had expressed about her script. She accuses Hyun-soo of only pretending to be kind and hardworking, yelling that Hyun-soo will succeed as a writer because evil people like her always survive in this industry.

With tears in her eyes, Hyun-soo tries to defend herself, but Writer Park is having none of it. She kicks Hyun-soo out of her office, though she does promise not to spread any bad rumors about her. Hyun-soo barely manages to get to the privacy of the elevator before she gives in and sobs.

As she makes her way home, her future self narrates that in that moment, she could only think of one thing: that she had to see Jung-sun. As she starts to run down the street, she narrates that it wasn’t until later that she realized that her thinking of him in a moment of desperation—it was love.

Jung-sun wakes to find his mother laying out a lavish breakfast, but he continues to ignore her. Frustrated, she blurts out a demand that he pay her back the money she spent to find him.

He finally speaks, saying that he didn’t ask her to look for him, especially since he’d gotten rid of his phone and disappeared. Suddenly she’s all wide-eyed innocence, but Jung-sun tells her to cut the good mother act.

His mother wails that they’re faaamily, and that they’ll be punished if they separate. Jung-sun spits that he’d rather be punished, because being with her is a punishment in itself. Her hand flies out and slaps him, and though she immediately apologizes, Jung-sun orders her to be out of his house when he gets back.

Mom screams like a madwoman and shoves all the food off the table in a rage. She turns on him angrily, demanding to know who the woman is that turned him into this person, and he screams at her to stop.

She says that she saw how happy he was last night and asks if he loves this woman that much, when he looks at his own mother like she’s disgusting. She sinks to the floor, wailing that she’ll die without him.

Unable to watch this anymore, Jung-sun storms out of the apartment. He runs down the street with one thought on his mind—that he has to see Hyun-soo. He thinks to himself that he knows why he needs to see her so much right now, and he finds the nearest phone booth and dials her number.

At the same time, Hyun-soo is running to Jung-sun, and she makes it all the way to his apartment. She catches her breath and rings his doorbell, unaware that the person inside isn’t him, but his mother.

 
COMMENTS

I love that both Jung-sun and Hyun-soo’s first thoughts when something horrible happens is to run to the other for comfort. It says a lot about how they feel about each other already—even though they don’t have a formal arrangement, they’ve quickly become each other’s person to go to when they need support. But the speed of it also concerns me, because we know this is a flashback and that this phase of their romance won’t last.

They’re already starting out at very different temperatures—Jung-sun is blazing hot, ready to jump right into a relationship without carefully considering if they’re right for each other, while Hyun-soo is much cooler with her rejections and her reluctance to date a man younger than she is. I have a feeling that a lot of that is due to their differing stages in life, since Jung-sun admits to not being very experienced, while Hyun-soo seems very defensive about not wanting to be looked down upon. They’re beginning this relationship at very different places in their personal and professional lives, which affects how they feel, not just about each other, but about themselves and dating in general.

There are so many little red flags that point to this being the wrong time for Jung-sun and Hyun-soo to be together, and I already feel sad for them, knowing that they’re going to fall in love, then suffer a painful breakup. They obviously like each other a lot already, but other than physical attraction and a certain fascination with each other, they’re almost completely incompatible. As I said before, their personalities are polar opposites, but that’s only the beginning.

Right now they find it fun and silly to disagree with each other just to be ornery, their verbal banter a way to feel each other out and get to know each other better. But that tendency to nitpick and fight for the upper hand could become a habit that will cause a lot of hurt when they aren’t playing around anymore. They’re outspoken when they disagree, which is a good thing because it shows that they’re both honest people who don’t hold back what they’re thinking… but again, that can turn nasty once the first bloom of romance wears off. And I’m concerned that Jung-sun might be hiding something important from Hyun-soo, because he seems to be living more lavishly than his modest chef’s salary would allow.

But there’s also a lot that I can see that gives me hope that after they break up and reconnect in the present, they’ll be able to make it work. They’re both decent, motivated people, who have their life priorities firmly in the right place. They obviously just like each other a lot, which in my opinion is just as (or more) important than love and physical attraction. Neither is afraid to speak their mind even when they know the other will disagree, which tells me that they are strong and confident individuals who will fight for their relationship, but won’t allow themselves to lose who they are in the process.

I like the other characters too, though we don’t know nearly as much about them yet. Jung-woo in particular is fascinating, and another example of someone who seems to have two very different sides to him. He comes across as very open and friendly, and he’s generous to a fault without seeming to attach strings to his gifts, but his motives are mysterious. It’s not that strange for someone with gobs of money to decide to start a drama production company, but why is he pursuing Jung-sun? And who was he talking to on the phone about someone being unsuitable for their group? The show has started out relatively simple, but I think that we’re going to find that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than we know right now, especially when it comes to Jung-sun’s enigmatic admirer.

 
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Great Drama!

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I was waiting for friday thread but i am writing this comment right now. I, The CatoCat like 1ST week of this show.
I really like the rare STRONG FEMALE character. Beauty and feminine qualities are bonus.
Hyun Soo and Bae Do-Na's Character are the only KOREAN Female characters i liked in 2017.

I don't get affected by Kiss scenes, But this one is good. No Male lead imposing his feelings on female lead forcefully or aggressively.

Cinemotography was awesome. Soothed the eyes.
Back Ground Music isn't big Noise Pollution.
Dialogues are pretty good. Characters are too straight and honest.

Its other fact that after 3rd week i will start to nitpick and criticize this show.
Nitpick - Editing a bit. Another set of weird and mentally ill parents. Extra lengthy history lesson. 'ON'
Positive - A bit of eccentric characters.

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I have to agree with the kiss scene being good. It was just enough sweet with consent that it makes me wish all kiss scenes were done this well.
I'm waiting for your nitpicking and 'ON' lesson because now I'm genuinely curious.

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This drama is reigniting my love for Kdramas! I was kind of laying low with dramas, but I'm back on track!
All for the love of Seo Hyun Jin!!!

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Haha...me too. I stopped completely after Stranger but I found myself picking this again. It is light and warm. Whatever come, it will be something we can start journeying together once again.

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Oh I know!!
It has been such a long time since I have instantly fallen in love with a show on the first episode! Despite the differences, I'm loving the two leads.
I'm just really afraid of what it's coming up, especially after watching the preview. O.O

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I think all 4 main characters have some kind of attitude - bold, confident and quite sassy in their own ways. Both male leads kinda cheesy too.👀 I don't think Kim Jae-wook's character is someone evil, same goes to Jo Bo-ah's.

I love how Jung-swoon is so straighforward with his feeling because it makes their relationship more exciting-but it is somewhat dangerous too. Too fast in anything in the present might cause danger in the future. How to describe him - he doesn't seem to be a playboy or a guy who flirts with any girl, but he can say lines that a playboy would say.😅 At this state, both of them are just acting based on their current feeling without really care & overthinking about the future, which is not wrong but no guarantee either.

Sigh, boy time to get yourself a handphone!! Anyway, he is obviously rich, I can see that. Otherwise he won't be able to support his mother and living lavishly if only based on his salary. I suspect he might from some chaebol family too. 😂

I want to see more of second leads' character but we have 18/36 epi to go, still plenty of time. 😊 I'm curious how this drama will bring us about these two people who are different -not only in character but also how they view their life and relationship, yet they already connected to each other.

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I have no idea why people keep saying that their courtship is fast or unconsidered - from what I've seen, the way they're interacting and progressing is very similar to the relationships of people whose marriages endure. In fact Jung Sun acts VERY much like my brother-in-law did with my sister (and she reacted like Hyun Soo did, sort of laughingly putting him off) and theirs is one of the strongest relationships I've known.

They're both straightforward and clever and clearly attracted to each other. We know from the flashback that that's not how it stays, but from the beginning we're seeing I suspect there's an external disruptor, not some natural element that drives them apart.

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I thought they're just teasing us with almost-kissed-scene but then IT'S REALLL!!!!!

Off work and going to catch up to this episode as soon as I'm home.

Yang Se Jong, you really make my monday and tuesday not that horrible anymore.

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Thanks @lollypip for recapping this drama on a very objective note. I totally love SHJ so you're commentary helps me to see this drama not with a fangirl's POV. Hihihi. This episode gave me mixed emotions. Totally had butterflies on the scenes where both the leads are shining. Then towards the end of the episode, I felt worried on what to come next. Though it's obvious that they'll go through heartbreaks, I dunno if I can handle those. Hopefully that won't take too many scenes. But this really is a refreshing and unique drama. Totally on board now. 👊🙂👌

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My phone is not playing nice with me today, so I'll be short, and only gush about one aspect of this drama. I LOVE that they use a visual cue instead of an audible cue for significant moments. The usual whooshing sounds other dramas use is becoming an eye-rolling Pavlovian response for me. And the fact that these visual cues are marking non-tropey moments (seriously, how often have I tripped and had someone catch me in a swooning pose? Umm, never) that would actually happen in normal, everyday life is a thing of beauty; QUIET beauty. Thank you, Show.

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Can I just say I swooned hard in the scene no the train when Jung-sun ran his finger over Hyun-soo's lower lip before going in for the longer kiss. I am still a puddle on the floor and I haven't recovered. Can I say that Seo Hyun-jin is an icon in her kissing scenes. None of those terrified wide eyed stares. She kisses like a woman who knows what she wants and whose characters is totally physically attracted to her co-lead.

Jung-sun's mother worries me a lot. The fact that we see that she'd undergone years of abuse, has obvious self-esteem issues and is giving to brief periods of rage followed by her apologizing, and that she tracked her son all the way back to Korea even though he'd dumped his phone and didn't want her to be able to reach him shows that one, she has an unhealthy relationship with her son--that whole her viewing him as her savior and her wanting to be priority in his life is very worrying. Secondly, it seems like she will also push to make sure that Jung-sun and Hyun-soo break up because in her words, Hyun-soo's the woman taking her son's love away from her. Which leads me to also believing that Jung-sun will most likely run away again, (Hyun-soo did say he left suddenly in the opening scene), and something tells me his mother will have a definite role to play in him running away.

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@Itenoria,

Jung-sun's mother has me on edge, too, and for the same reasons. Thanks for the reminder that he'd left suddenly. I'll have to take another gander at episode 1.

I concur on the smooching. ;-)

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Love love this drama 💗💗. The story of two people fall in love in short amount of time and all the travelling reminds me of the movie Before Sunrise. Someone said in another thread that the romance isn't believable because they know each other for a short amount of time, but I disagree! Based on his upbringing I think Jungsun attracted to Hyunsoo because of her carefree personality and her independence (the opposite of his mother). Meanwhile Hyunsoo grew up with parents who's so in love they're not afraid to show their affection anytime anywhere, so she's not afraid to go into a relationship and not afraid with skinship (that kiss💗💗).
I also want to praise the visual! Not only the visual of the actors (yes..they're all beautiful human 😍). But also the cinematography and color palette. They're so beautiful to look at. I'm glad they didn't choose those colors where the actor's face became so white and their lips so red, but instead they choose a color palette that shows their real skin color. This also makes the scenery when they go to countryside feels more realistic and beautiful. For a split second I thought they shot those scene in my country because it looks so familiar. Whatever happens to the plot, at least I can admire the visuals 😊😊

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When I saw the old couple sexy kiss, I thought it was a flash forward
of 30 years for our main couple Jung-sun and Hyun-soo. I credit that reaction for watching way too many time traveling dramas for the past few months.

With that false assumption, frustration quickly sets in -"Show, why would you give us our first hot kiss by proxy!! I need to see Seo Hyun-jin and Yang Se-jong to convert all of their bursting chemistry from just the first 2 episodes into some real lip-to-lip action!!!" Much to my delight, the show delivers very shortly on that score. Kamsahamnida, Show!

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I forgot to talk about mom and dad's PDA. Loved that scene. Most every other k-drama would make you believe that old people never do anything remotely sexual. Watching them as a couple with there kids was also really great, and the banter there was pretty good as well.

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Hear hear! Maybe it was the show's meta comment with the balcony ahjumma's reaction that any older couple displaying that kind of PDA must be having extramarital affairs.

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Her reaction was priceless, I agree lol. You'd think an old married couple never had sex, held hands or found each other attractive 😁

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Wasn't it kind of that lady to provide a free cold shower when the smooching in public got too hot and heavy? ;-)

After seeing way too much corporal punishment in Kdramas, I nearly keeled over in a dead faint at the folks' billing and cooing. Very cute. I bet Mom and Dad boogied to this back in the day:

Orleans - Still The One (with lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5aMMRes2u4

Seriously, though, it was a great scene. And the fact that it was Mom who initiated that steamy little tryst was wonderful. Equally delightful: Dad's enthusiastic response. He looked so happy to be propositioned. Get a room, you two!

Remember, kiddies: Inside every older person is a young person wondering what the hell happened. ;-)

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😂 Are you watching Girls Generation 1975? For some reason that song reminded me of that.

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I'm not watching it at the moment. Is GIRLS GENERATION 1975 good? I was wondering what the music would be like. Is it anything like the film SUNNY? The music in that is terrific.

"Still the One" was a big hit for Orleans in 1976 -- the year I started spinning platters at my college's FM station. Their harmony vocals were top notch. ;-)

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2 hours in and I decided that I love this already. I feel like I'm watching a Japanese drama though, I don't know why and the OST makes it feel like that even more so. I'm gonna have to start watching Duel. Soon.

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seriously me too. the ost and maybe the neighbourhood with its back lanes and also the workplace situations reminded me of the japanese rom-coms of the 2000's.

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Yes. The 2000's Japanese Dramas vibe. Some good dramas they were too.

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Maybe you want to watch a Japenese drama cuz this show is channeling the same vibe!! That was my thought! Like a Japanese slice of life or something. 😁

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A drama that makes sense. A drama when the writing, acting, direction, and cinematography play really well together. The writing would't be as good if it wasn't for the on point acting. There were so many little moments that just made sense: her tasting the truffle by itself and him giving the bread and butter (?) to try it again, that moment on the train before the kiss, the mom exploding as she did, him casually saying that he has to go back to France anyway and her seemingly 'nondescript' reaction. That last one was really good because as a noona romance this one really makes sense. They really are at different points in their lives where things might not work out and understandably so. I also think that the two are just going with the flow not expecting too much at this point.

Another thing I love about this show is that usually the world in K-dramas seems so confined and linear. I know that doesn’t make much sense because it’s a story they’re telling. But here, the world seems real, relatable, open. That simple scene of them going to the cyber cafe to buy train tickets was amazing to me because it wasn't a Subway or cafe. These places exist outside of k-drama land, who knew.

I think I'm really infatuated with this show at the moment. I hope I can fall in love with it as it goes on with the potentially bumpy ride ahead.

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Forgot to say, I could have done without the 'no homo' scene between Jung-sun and Jung-woo, but I'll let it slide. After reading Lollypip's POV, my translation may have made it sound worse than it was.

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That may be a tip of the hat to Kim Jae-wook's turn as a the pastry chef known as the "Gay of Demonic Charm" in ANTIQUE.

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Love your comment! This world feels so real, with people who are complicated and as Hyun-soo points out "full of contradictions."

I just love the music scoring which enhances the emotions of each scene so beautifully and seamlessly. The lyrical oboe and the soaring flute accompanying for the build up of the kiss on the train is stirringly sexy.

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Yes! I love the music as well—I’ve found myself concentrating more on the music here than any time before, like I want to remember every note, what they are saying with each cadence.

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Yang Se Jong is incredibly swoon-worthy <3 He was cute in Romantic Doctor but not as cute as he is in this! I think its enough to keep me watching this drama.

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Come for the eye candy, stick around for the acting. ;-)

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Omo. I feel like I'M in LOVE 😍

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I feel like I WANT TO FALL IN LOVE too. 😭😭❤❤

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Temperature of Love is LOVE.
I just watched this without even seen the first epi (just because I missed yesterday's airing on tv) and it quickly caught my heart. The two leads chemistry are off the charts. Love it love it love it!

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Don't deprive yourself of an excellent hour! Watch it from the beginning so you can luxuriate in the story as it is meant to unfold. You won't be disappointed. ;-)

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At last! Another show to immerse myself into after the demands of a good day's work. I have faith in Seo Hyun-jin's knack for choosing her projects well. I'll not expect anything from this show, I'll just let it suck me into the world of make believe. And that my friends, are just from reading this wonderful recap. Off to watching now....

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A very great drama! It brings me back my feelings of excitement and pure joy. ^^

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Thanks for your recap and commentary, LollyPip! Episodes 3 and 4 keep up the pace. I'm enjoying TEMPERATURE OF LOVE to the hilt.

The cinematography makes me feel as if I'm watching a film. Jung-sun's rooftop garden with a sliver of crescent moon hanging in the inky sky. Hanoks and masonry walls along the running club's route. The reedy estuary in Beolgyo is beautiful, and reminds me of the river in THE CLASSIC. The zoom-out through the window that reveals the length of the train running into the night... what a way to segue out of that kiss. (Speaking of which: Two thumbs up. Yay for tender, respectful, and consensual. How refreshing.)

The instrumental music is very nice, particularly the piano interludes. I especially enjoy the background music in the tea house in Beolgyo after dinner. It is a variation on Pachelbel's Canon in D performed on what sounds like gayageum or geomungo (episode 4, starting at about 10:50).

Writer Park Eun-Sung's displaced fury over being called on her bait-and-switch characterization of the drama's hero curled my toes. The fact that Hyun-soo independently arrived at the same conclusion as the director who took issue with the violence (hitting someone with mountaineering cleats?!) makes it sound as if she in fact has good instincts as a writer. Maybe a little too good? It's ironic that Writer Park is guilty of the very sins she attributes to Hyun-soo.

Hong-A's flippant remark when waltzing into Writer Park's office to see Hyun-soo underscores the dangers of speaking thoughtlessly. Watching that scene unfold is like witnessing an imminent train wreck. Similarly, although the banter between Hyun-soo and Jung-sun sounds playful to me, once or twice I heard an edge or tone in her voice that gives me pause. (Thanks for pointing out the pitfalls of verbal jousting, LollyPip.)

Hyun-soo's parents are a hoot. It's almost a shock to my system to encounter such touchy-feely middle-aged lovebirds. I cannot imagine them beating up their kids a la Oh Hae-young's mother (and a gazillion other Kdrama parental units). Kid sister, on the other hand, is a piece of work.

After Mom shows up on his doorstep, we learn why Jung-sun is so serious. Holy cow. At first blush, Dad Ohn (shout out to Ahn Nae-sang) looks like a real bastard. Mom's emotional states flip so rapidly that I wonder what her story is. With family baggage like that, it's amazing that Jung-sun isn't a nervous wreck himself.

We find out why “NiceSoup doesn't answer the phone” (the old title of the show), and why he cannot afford one. It's not a matter of money, but of privacy and security. As for any other secrets he might have, I wouldn't be surprised if he comes from old money or a well-connected family. The genealogy discussion with VVIP Park Jung-woo makes me wonder.

Might there be some connection between the bearer of truffles and Writer Park Eun-Sung?

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I’m going to sit back and relax, knowing that you will feel the same way as I do about the cinematography. I won’t point this out every chance I get...but damn, I really like the look of this...I’m on this for the story, but the pretty is pretty amazing as well.

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That kiss and the buildup to that kiss. Pure romance! And that violin background score enhanced that scene so much that it seemed like a classic love scene from a famous movie. There was just something so palpable and memorable about it. And as one of the commentators pointed out, I also like how real the world in this drama is. That looking for a computer scene with drunk people all around seemed so real and eye opening somehow because you almost never see that kind of stuff in dramas. and the sweeping countrysides, the bus rides, and the train rides. Ugh. Basically in LOVE! Though, decidedly not in love with Jung Sun's mom, hopefully, that angle doesn't turn too melodramatic in the long term as the drama moves along. And also not in love with that passive aggressive bitch boss! Ugh, how hate such passive aggressive and insecure bosses, I seriously felt for hyun-soo, hope one day she is successful and shows up that paragon of "kindness" major time.

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Ooooh, I like his mom because she seems NUTS. I have no idea where they're going with that storyline but I think the actress is doing something remarkable with it - there's this spooky distance between her emotions and her actions. She's coming across like a toddler or a sociopath, acting out to get a reaction and then considering the reaction and then trying something new. But all of it feels... not manufactured exactly, but like a choice, whereas most of us only experience extreme outbursts when it feels uncontrollable.

Her interaction with Jung Sun was calculating, and she's clearly just pulling different levers, looking for the one that works on him. I have a very bad feeling that the demure mother we see in the flashback was actually a calculating emotional manipulator all along, and her demand for a divorce was actually just an opportunity where she realized she could now use her easy-to-control son as her protector.

The role feels like it would be easy to overplay or confuse, so I really like that his mom really does feel like she has no soul and is just a demon circling him, tapping on the walls to find a weakness and break him down and gobble him up.

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God, what a mother from h3ll! I don't really blame her, it seems she had her share of trials being married to Jung sun's dad, but she's driving her son mental!

I found the first two episodes a little rough and not cohesive. It was obvious that the lead actors felt awkward with each other.

I'm glad to see that these latter two episodes are shaping up nicely and the actors are settling into their roles. So their chemistry is more apparent than the first two episodes.

Plus, I know that in Korea, saving face is a big deal so higher ups don't like to own up to their mistakes, but I fail to see why Hyun soo's boss was so mad at her for taking a day off that she felt betrayed.

Are writers not entitled to have lives of their own? Or is it because there's a show going on and it is such a big project? I could argue that she didn't mind the time Hyun Soo spent in jail (she wasn't productive then), and she doesn't even consider Hyun soo's input and she has three other writers, but I guess that would be besides the point.

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That taking a day off and her not being sincere was just an excuse for her boss. The reason she was mad is because the director pointed out the same thing that Hyun soo pointed out, thus her ego got hurt. Also I'm guessing she assumed hyun soo told the assistant director that is her friend her opinion about those scenes and that assistant director told the director, thus her rant her about hyun soo being "evil," and all. Classic passive aggressive approach, if she was thinking that hyun soo said such things, she could have confronted her directly, but she chose to latch on to her taking a break as her not being "sincere," enough and thus firing her. I think even without hyun soo asking for a break, writer park would have fired her one way or another after this.

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Writer Park was looking for a dog to kick, and Hyun-soo happened to be it. If she weren't around, one of the other assistants would have been the lightning rod.

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The whole director/writer thing was a disaster. Hyun Soo gave her opinion in front of the rest of the writers and was schooled for being naive, and then the director came and (again in front of an audience) said the exact same thing, and Hyun Soo unfortunately made it clear that she had some sort of relationship with the director's assistant. There was absolutely no way to save face after that, and the writer couldn't bear the thought of being in the same room as Hyun Soo and the other writers with everyone knowing that Hyun Soo was right. So she took the opportunity to fire her.

And I do think the pinch-to-the-back that Hyun Soo gave the director's assistant was a huge mistake. The writer is obviously paranoid that Hyun Soo is talking behind her back, and the assistant forms a direct connection between Hyun Soo and the director who magically gave an identical (but much more influential) opinion. And then of course the writer tried to justify by revising history and claiming to have thought the same as the director...

Sometimes in life everything combines to utterly screw you. This just happened to Hyun Soo - and that's BEFORE she comes face to face with her younger boyfriend's crazy mother. Bad day! Go home, fall asleep, start over tomorrow.

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Oh and the JungSwoon is Jung SwoonS for me 💕

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I'm wary about Jung-sun's mum in his life. Their relationship seemed toxic. She is showing some signs of mental disorder and I suspect she is partly responsible for the scars in Jung-sun's arm.

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Yes. She appears to suffer from some kind of mental disease. Now that you bring up the scar, I think that is a good possibility.

Their relationship is definitely complicated. To me she appears as if she will become one of the biggest obstacles in their relationship. She was jealous of any relationship he might have since it took him away from her. I wonder what has happened over the course of time to create this toxic environment. He obviously cared about her in the past as he stood up for her, but now he seems so broken and angry around her. And she seems wholly reliant upon him to "survive".

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I am MASSIVELY suspicious that the demure woman we saw in flashback was never anything of the kind. If you've ever seen a psychopath flick through his catalogue of charms to try and accomplish a goal, what Jung Sun's mom just did over half an episode is like a huge strobe light. The self-centered thinking, the huge variety of personal appeals, the tantrums when the game seems to be up.

What I'm most worried about is that Hyun Soo is only going to know her own parents' excellent relationship and is going to get completely and utterly snowed by Jung Sun's mom. If she does her "Good Mom" act for Hyun Soo there is a very good chance it'll work. And people with good relationships with their moms tend to fall for the idea that if one party in a family is willing to reconcile, it's the duty of the other party to try too, "because they're family". Turns out this is a terrible justification for forcing a person to meet and talk with someone they don't like!

I absolutely burn with shame knowing that in my early 20s when a college friend told me that she was estranged from her mother and that if her mother tried to contact her through me I should refuse, I reacted in horror. I tried to coach my friend to reconcile at the time and it's the main reason the friendship dissolved, and I cannot blame her for a second - I was looking through my own rose-colored glasses and totally missing that her relationship with her mother was toxic and abusive and any claim to family bonds had been completely ruined. It's probably my #1 regret from college, and when I realized what it must have felt like for my friend I felt very naive and stupid.

I very much fear that Hyun Soo is about to fall into that do-gooder trap, and while Jung Sun seems to be aware of his mom's habit of "looking like a good mom" to others, if Hyun Soo tries to reconcile them at Mom's instigation? That would be a completely valid reason for a romance that looks great now to go south and fast.

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Their scene together was so good though! I felt his acting was at par with sunbae Lee Mi Sook, gave me goosebumps.

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I really like the two when they are together, but other than that at times I felt yang se jong's chef is 'in character'..as if when he's smiling it seems too formal and proper, so don't know if it's just me being too conscious about their acting lol. But other than that, I am surprised how different this show is from doctors. Have to say I am cautiously watching, since I'm not yet confident about the show not messing up later on. But the dialogues between the leads are interesting, and more like how we talk in real life. It's not like the usual dramas.

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Am I the only that notices how Dramacool subs are slightly different from dramafever subs? I'm guessing they change it up so that the subs don't get taken down?! But, in few scenes in these past 4 episodes, certain things were hard to understand and I found the dramafever subs better in that regards (though overall, of course, Viki is the best!). I might just watch the show on dramafever from now on, regardless of the ads, because I don't want to miss any subtleties in the language.

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Yes, there seems to be a big difference, sub-wise. I am finding that the Dramacool subs are easier for me to understand.

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Boy am I loving this show. So refreshing for now. Some random thoughts:

- I love her parents!! The romance is clearly still alive in their relationship. So nice to see. And when they were caught necking HA!

- Her sister is a self righteous b*tch. Thank you for finally standing up to her, otherwise I might have needed to reach in and do it myself.

- The kiss scene!!! The music!!! It was perfect. Not gonna lie, I kinda got all emotional there...lol

I had mentioned this to another beanie, but I am pessimistically optimistic about this drama. I am just praying that it will maintain this level of excellence. 😊

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Ah I pray! I feel so anxious for the next episodes not just for the characters' story but for the over all turn out of this drama.

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What is it with Seo Hyun-jin's bitchy little Kdrama sisters?

If you think this one is bad, you should see what Seolhi did to her in THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SU BAEK HYANG!

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Can Yang Se-jong stop smiling? I need him to stop smiling. It's dangerous.

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I’m not used to him smiling so much and it’s killing me—he’s so freaking adorable!

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Well, let's enjoy it while we can. Once the melodrama kicks in, I don't think we'll be seeing his smile much. ㅠㅠ

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Be careful of what you wished for. This show might give us melo moment which is something I don't really look forward to. I would want to watch Yang Se-jong's smile for most of the time though it's gonna kill me.

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Wow, I'm seeing a trend in Seo Hyun Jin's leading men.
"I want to kiss you."
"I want to sleep with you."

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This!!! It reminded me of Yoo Yeon Sook’s line so much!!! Although, I liked this one better.

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Really liking this drama. The budding romance between Jung Sun and Hyun Soo was lovely to watch. They looked so happy and at peace during their day trip. Their first kiss was hot. I loved that it wasn’t forced at all. They have great chemistry, but I can see that they are moving too quick and they are at different stages in their lives.

All four leads are amicable with each other. The friendship between Hyun Soo and Hong Ah is cute. I’m dreading when the drama will go back to the present and the good times are over. I imagine that their friendship will be broken. Both of them vying for the same career. One person may be ahead while the other person struggles. Jealously ensues, etc.

I like all four leads and I hope they stay likable.

Hyun Soo’s sister is such a despicable brat. I can’t wait for Hyun Soo to move out and become a successful writer.

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I have always found Kdrama titles a little strange, Shopping King Louie, WLKBJ and TLAHL to name of the recent ones... but this.. this drama Temperature of Love is so catchy and appropriate. So far as to what I have seen the themes of the drama is so consistent to the title. It's like a summary of their love life without giving the whole story away.

There are dramas as of recent that have dealt with the harsh realities of career and basic daily life in Korea but I feel like the themes are so universal that its international audience will have no trouble relating to the characters. Our OTP are in different stages in their lives but to me it seems that they are on the same footing, both fighting and pushing their way into the world while carrying a certain burden. Hyun Soo might be finished in school but her future (as the drama depicts in these episodes) seem blurry. Jung Seon who seems to be paving a bright future with his skill has some unfinished business (mom and unfinished school).

Like the others have mentioned the first two episodes (4 episodes) seemed packed. I hope this drama simmers slowly and beautifully because I am so loving it at the moment, I don't want this to burn and go down the drain. Please Please Please drama gods!

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Here's to another 36 episodes of sous vide drama goodness. (That's even slower than a crock pot.) ;-)

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The one thing I've always wanted to see happened in this show, the male lead asking permission before he kisses the girl. I hate when the guy just swoops in for a kiss and completely catches the lady off-guard. I thought that was a really good moment.

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He actually asked permission and gave the choice for the woman to reject if she wishes. Imagine that?!

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Be still my heart. Come to think of it, MY SECRET ROMANCE had such a kiss as well. Two in one year? I hope it's the start of a trend. ;-)

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Asking for permission/respecting a woman's 'no' is starting to become more common in kdrama! thank god for that.
Even in hospital ship, Kang Min-hyuk backs off the min she says she isnt interested & super politely tells her to consider the relationship.. I was amazed!

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Anyone here notice that Hyun Soo is usually in reds or oranges in the scenes she's with Jung Seon?

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See below for photos of the garden tiger moth. Her red and orange clothing might refer to the moth she says she feels like. Or maybe it's the color of flames that attract the moth?

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I realized I'd never heard of a garden tiger moth before. I can't recall ever having seen one. They're supposed to inhabit North America, among other continents. Very pretty!

The Garden Tiger Moth and woolly bear caterpillar
http://www.wildlifeinsight.com/british-moths/garden-tiger-moth-and-wooly-bear-caterpillar-arctia-caja/

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At first the speed of Hyun Soo and Jung Sun's romance felt rushed to me but after watching this episode I know the flashing speed is deliberate to show how the leads are just acting on their immediate attraction and chemistry without much thinking through. It's the lovey dovey phase where you don't care about your partner's flaws and just live in the moment. But you can see that both are stubborn and fiery in their own way. It's like two fires fighting for air and in the end one must get smaller or burnt out.

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I really, really, really love this show. I like Seo Hyun Jin’s character better here than Oh Hae Young. I like Yabg Se Jong so, so, so much in this that I’m almost speechless.

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When Hyun-soo started her day by gyrating to James Brown, I had fond memories of grooving out as my Mac IIcx (or was it a IIci?) at work booted up, circa 1992. She's got great taste in music. ;-)

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Did anyone else notice that Jung’s mom is the same actress as Yoona’s mom in Love Rain? She’s quite the chameleon. I’m going to hate her in this as much as I loved her in Love Rain.

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She's Lee Mi-sook, a long time veteran actress. Think I first saw her in An Affair with Lee Jung-jae

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Am i the only one seeing yoon shi yoon in him????

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Yoon shi yoon and a bit of Go kyung pyo to me.

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Jung Sun and Hyn Soo are such a dream. The overall feel of the drama is not yet in sync with their temperature. I not only worry about their inevitable breakup but also it makes me sweat bullets at the thought the friendship between HS and Hong Ah being at jeopardy. Please don't do it show! One heartbreak at a time.

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I just had to voice how much I love this drama. I am just in love with it, I am just hoping and crossing fingers that it remains that good until the end, because that has been my issue with dramas this year: they start so strong and then end up losing my interest. I didn't find the romance rushed, I think it just flowed. I also really appreciated the conversation between JH and the chaebol guy: I really want a bromance. I'm not sure abt Hong Ah yet, I would like the show to go deeper into her character. Right now she just seems to me like an accessory. But her friendship with HS seems to be honest and really great. I also have to add that I am a bit surprised at the relationship between HS and her younger sister. Is it realistic for a younger sibling to be that disrespectful to an older one? To me, it was a little exaggerated. Thanks Lollypip for such a fast recap! I can't wait for Monday -:)

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It's just so refreshing to see the male lead focusing on the girls lip and wanting to kiss her but then actually ASKED instead of just kissing without permission regardless of the initial attraction!

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The Jung Wu/Jung Sun truffle seen put a thought in my head: This show is like the Korean Gilmore Girls, in a way. They are talking so fast, and it presents first-time interactions in a whirlwind, fantastical manner that would be very unlikely in real life. What an exchange! Sidenote: I loved Gilmore Girls.

I am digging the characters and chemistry, and the whole thing is pretty, but I find the editing strange and choppy. It's hard for me to follow at times. May just be me!

I'm wondering when they'll get to "present day" again. I'm a lil nervous for it since I know something unpleasant must happen first, so I want to get to the beginning stages of the get-back-together phase ASAP. The beginning of their relationship was portrayed so lovely though. I enjoy the pairings. I'm thinking already I'd like Won-Joon and Hong Ah to end up together too (though who knows how likely that will be).

Lastly, it was strange seeing Hwang Suk-Jung playing a character who is grumpy and not very fun! I want her to start enthusiastically speaking in Italian!

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Finally got a chance to watch ep 1-4! I love it! Ep 1-2 was a bit slow, but this episode made me squeed so bad. My God, that kiss!!!! 💕OMOOOOOOOOOO How I wish to be at Hyun Soo's place. I love the vibe in this drama! It feels good.

I also like Hyun Soo and Hong Ah's friendship. I'm curious on what makes Hong Ah like to hang out with Hyun Soo. As for the bromance, I don't really see that it's gonna bloom any soon as from the preview it's rather more of rivalry from Jung Woo's side but I hope it's just a preview trick. I'd like a drama that has both strong bromance and sismance, it'd be so much awesome!

Anyway, I'm sure I'm not the only one who hates the weird and sudden black and white effects. I don't know, it's kinda distracting to me.

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I actually quite love the black and white, but I also grew up watching Turner Classic Movies and black and white films. It brings nostalgia to the scene and emphasizes the emotional impact for me.

I agree about the womance! I hope they keep it and it won’t dissolve into a cat fight. I think it would be refreshing! Also, Jung doesn’t look like Hong Ah’s type, but Mr. CEO is totally her tall drink of water. So I hope the show goes with parallel romances instead of second leads.

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I love everything : the story, the actors, ...... but how can I believe that a fancy restaurant plays Helene roles for background music ???????? I'm french and i can't understant this choice......

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wish the main girl was a different actress but that's just my shallow side speaking
this drama is starting out okay, not amazing
will give it a few more eps to see if i want to continue watching

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Back following live aired dramas!! Seo Hyun Jin, just could not resist you!!!
Ive been to scared of bad endings or "go downhill shows" after fully investing myself that decided to marathon old ones with a bit of assurance of happy endings :)
That said, this actress is to awesome to miss and I love the premise so here I come! Taking the risk of trucks of doom, noble idiocy and so on tropes...
Then again, I have you beanies :) and it will be great to share my love for the show eith you or to console myself with you guys!!!
Heres for a good beginning!! Lets keep it up!!
Temperature of love: Fighting!!!!!

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Jung-son's scene with his mother was so real to me, not out of a drama but out of a indie movie or something. I've totally felt that need for distance from a parent to protect myself and the extreme guilt and pain that also comes with having to decide that. I don't know if it can keep it up, but this show feels like real life.

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Seo Hyunjin, my ultimate girl crush!

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I JUST SIGN UP TO ASK YOU GUYS FOR HELP ! hahaha anyone know bgm (french song) when jung sun's omma eat at his restaurant ?

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