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While You Were Sleeping: Episodes 3-4

This is adorable. Suzy’s character is a nutter, so Lee Jong-seok spends the drama making these hilarious faces at her like he doesn’t know what planet she’s from. That’s not to say that the thriller aspect of the show has gone anywhere though, because there are consequences to be faced for changing the future. If there’s one thing we should never be surprised about in dramaland, it’s that messing with Fate always has a price. A horrible, unfair, grossly inflated price with interest. Fate is basically a loan shark gangster.

 

 
EPISODE 3: “The Good, The Bad, The Weird”

The police and paramedics descend on the scene of the car crash, and as everyone gives statements, it appears more and more like our heroine Hong-joo is there with prosecutor Jae-chan, and not her actual date.

Said date, lawyer Yoo-bum, glares at them the whole time and exchanges pointed looks with Jae-chan.

Hong-joo does her own share of staring at Jae-chan, remembering how he appeared in the snow to rescue her like a goblin. You can practically see the hearts in her eyes, and Jae-chan finally has to ask her to look away.

He asks how she could possibly believe him, thinking that distrust and anger are the expected reactions to his crazy talk. But she says she believes that he saved her, and shocks him by guessing that he had a dream, and that dream kept coming true.

“I have dreams like that too, and those dreams always come true. Like you,” she says. That only seems to confuse him more.

At a piano concert (cameo by Kim So-hyun, looking like she stepped right out of Page Turner), a woman in the audience is covered in sweat and looking anxious, and pulls away from her husband’s hand while trembling.

After being checked out at the hospital, Jae-chan asks Hong-joo if she has these premonition dreams often, insisting that he’s not asking because he believes her or anything. She tells him that she has them often, and there’s no consistency since sometimes the incident happens minutes later, or sometimes months later.

He asks if her dreams have ever been wrong, but she says no—some have yet to come true, but they haven’t been wrong yet. And when he asks whether she’s ever been able to change what happens in her dreams, she says that’s why he’s amazing.

He reiterates that it’s not like he believes her or anything, but he wonders what happens if she’s right and he really did change the future—what happens now? Hong-joo says, “If you block the flow of water, it will make a new path. You blocked things that were supposed to happen, so time will probably flow in a different direction?”

As she says this, we cut to the young man in the Batman cap that Jae-chan saved, HAN WOO-TAK (Jung Hae-in), putting on a policeman’s uniform. He tells his coworker that he almost died tonight.

At the piano concert, as pianist So-yoon gives interviews on camera, the woman who was covered in sweat suddenly faints at her feet. It turns out to be her mother, and everyone gasps to see her blouse covered in what looks like footprints.

So-yoon glares at her father, and the TV reporter who was conducting the interview calls the police right away to report domestic abuse. The dad screams that it wasn’t him, but his daughter doesn’t seem to believe him.

While all this commotion is going on, Jae-chan’s little brother runs into the concert hall with flowers in hand. Aw, is this the friend’s concert he was so eager to see? (Okay, now I really do have to re-watch Page Turner!)

As Little Bro arrives to see So-yoon, we ominously cut back to Jae-chan as he asks, “If time flows differently, what direction does it go in—better, or worse?” Hong-joo admits that she doesn’t know, since she’s never been able to change the future. But she guesses that at first, things won’t seem that different, but the more time that flows, the bigger the difference will get.

So-yoon’s mother gets taken away in an ambulance, and her father gets taken away in a police car… and one of the cops happens to be Batman Cap, Woo-tak.

Inside, So-yoon stands stoically, tears streaming down her face. Little Bro walks up to her with his flowers, but she doesn’t seem happy to see him. She grabs him by the collar and growls at him never to speak of this, and he meekly agrees.

She’s still gripping his lapels, so he tenderly covers her hands with his and promises sincerely not to say a word. She stays like that and lets herself cry as she thanks him quietly.

Back at the hospital, Hong-joo asks why Jae-chan went to such lengths to cause a car crash and save her, when he could’ve written it off as just a dream. He doesn’t know why, but she says she can see it plain as day: “When was it that you first fell for me?” Pwahahaha.

Jae-chan: “What? Fall? Who? Me? For you?” He physically backs away from her and says there must be some sort of misunderstanding, but she just hilariously scoots closer and guesses that he fell for her when she hugged him, which is why he hugged her back.

He rambles about how she hugged him first, so he just hugged her back without any feelings. Hong-joo shoots back, “You hugged me for too long for it to be without any feelings, all pat-pat. Are you the type to just hug any woman?”

He blurts, “No!” which just gives her more ammunition: “Then I’m not just any woman! What’s so special about me? What are my attractive qualities?” He doesn’t see how she got to this conclusion, only to have her think that he must’ve fallen for her before coming to rescue her.

She asks if it was at the bus stop then, or when he brought rice cakes to her house, and with every question he backs away another seat until he falls right off the bench and lands butt-first on the floor. She completely ignores the fall and asks if he fell for her voice over the intercom, or maybe even moved across the street to be near her.

He’s near tears by now, not knowing what to do with the crazy. The frame freezes on Jae-chan’s face and a chyron labels him “Good Guy,” which must mean we have a Bad Guy and a Weird Guy on the way.

Sure enough, we cut to Yoo-bum on his way home, and he’s labeled “Bad Guy.” And then, LOL, “Weird Guy” turns out be Hong-joo.

The next morning, Hong-joo wakes up all sunshine and rainbows thinking of Jae-chan, while he’s grumpier than usual when Little Bro wakes him up forcefully. Little Bro is distracted with thoughts of his pianist friend, but puts that aside and asks if Hyung is dating the neighbor noona now, which just puts Jae-chan in a fouler mood.

Hong-joo, meanwhile, tells her mother about how Jae-chan is completely head over heels for her, turning the rice ball in her hands into a heart as she calls him handsome. Mom asks what happened to lawyer Yoo-bum, and Hong-joo rips apart the rice heart at the mention of him.

She asks how she could possibly date a man who would’ve framed her and sent them to their deaths, so Mom asks if she’s swapping him out for the neighbor boy. Hong-joo declares magnanimously that since he saved her and Mom, she’ll just have to repay him for the rest of his life and take him in. Pfft.

Jae-chan tells Little Bro that Hong-joo is completely insane and full of delusions that he’s in love with her. He says there should be some kind of law that makes people like her wear flowers in their hair so everyone knows to avoid them.

Both brothers are surprised when Hong-joo rings the doorbell that morning with rice balls to share, and Jae-chan acts like the intercom has cooties as he turns her away, saying tersely that she needn’t repay him for anything.

She seems to get the hint, and then both Hong-joo and Jae-chan take the same route to work later that morning, shown in the same spots along the way in split-screen.

They must not be that far apart, since they encounter the same people, and at one point when Hong-joo runs into a little girl who’s lost her balloon in a tree, she whispers something to her about a tall man with long arms. A few moments later, Jae-chan retrieves that balloon, and the little girl thanks him by name, heh.

Hong-joo preorders Jae-chan’s morning coffee next, and then gets on the subway some minutes ahead of him… only to pop up like a stalker the moment he sits down. He tries to stop the man between them from giving up his seat, to no avail.

Hong-joo guesses that he has a lot of questions, seeing as how it feels like she followed him but was here first. She explains that she saw him going to work in a dream, and shows him the post-its of the details she saw, like him retrieving the balloon, ordering coffee, and taking the subway.

She points out that this proves her dream premonitions are real, which means that he did save her, and that she owes him. She hands him an umbrella and says he’ll need it, and waits for his answer about her dreams.

Jae-chan says he doesn’t believe her, not because he can’t, but because he doesn’t want to. He vows never to believe it even if he has another dream like that, no matter who dies in it. He says that if he starts to believe it, there’s no end in sight to saving people, and blaming himself if he can’t.

He asks how you’re supposed to deal with that burden, and Hong-joo has no answer for that, seeing as how she can’t handle it either. He crumples up her post-its and tells her to ignore the dreams, since that’s best for her own sake.

He tells her to find someone else if she really wants to change the future, and returns the umbrella before walking away.

Hong-joo calls after him, “You were the only one. I don’t know why it’s you.” He turns around at that, but tells her to look for someone else, since if there’s two of them, there must be more. She watches him go and says forlornly that there isn’t anyone but him.

On a rooftop, a father (cameo by Choi Won-young) teaches his daughter how to pitch a baseball, and she tells him that she had a dream that his bus exploded and he died. She asks him not to go to work that day, and he says he’ll consider it if she grants him a wish, looking at the baseball cap on her head. She sticks her tongue out at him in response.

The sky is pouring rain by the time Jae-chan steps out of the subway station, and he sighs remembering Hong-joo’s umbrella. He runs into his boss, who’s hoping that he has an umbrella to share, but fellow prosecutor SHIN HEE-MIN (Go Sung-hee) beats him to the punch.

She tells Jae-chan that there’s only room for two, and he tells her to go ahead, speaking to her in banmal. As they walk away, their boss asks Hee-min why the maknae is speaking down to her, and she says it’s because she’s his hoobae from school. Neither of them seems to approve, since he’s the hoobae now.

The pianist’s father watches elevator CCTV footage of him kicking his wife repeatedly, and the sick bastard has the gall to smile as he watches it. Unsurprisingly, his lawyer turns out to be Yoo-bum, and by the way they finish each other’s sentences about how to handle the case, it’s clear they’ve done this dance many times before. The husband is sure that his wife won’t press charges, because she would never put her daughter’s future in jeopardy.

Yoo-bum meets Hong-joo for coffee and says he came because he has questions for her, and wanted to at least hear an apology. Hong-joo says that she knows he’s disappointed in her actions the night of the accident, and that she might sound like a crazy person because he didn’t technically do anything wrong, but she won’t be able to sleep at night without a clean breakup.

She does say the word “sorry” repeatedly, except she’s shouting it at him as if she’s saying “screw you,” which makes for a hilarious apology. He’s flabbergasted and just sits there not knowing what to make of her.

Meanwhile, the bus driver dad is shocked when his daughter gets on his bus when she should be in school, but she says she couldn’t shake her worry about the dream.

That feeling only intensifies when a soldier gets on the bus just before they take off, because she recognizes his face. A moment later, the radio reports breaking news of a soldier who gunned down a police officer and is on the run. Uh-oh.

 
EPISODE 4

Pianist So-yoon runs to school in the rain. She’s a high school student and Little Bro is her classmate, and he runs up to her to ask after her mom. She coldly reminds him not to act like they know each other, but he says he was just worried about her.

He takes off his coat and puts it around her shoulders, sweetly pulling up the hood to shield her from the rain. She asks what his name is, and he gapes and says they’ve been in the same class for two years. She doesn’t see why that means she should know his name, and runs off grinning. Dude, are they trolling us? (Little Bro doesn’t have a name—he’s literally “Jae-chan’s little brother” in the credits.)

Jae-chan sighs when another ginormous stack of case files arrives at his office, and office manager Hyang-mi implies that he’s slow to close cases compared to the other prosecutors. Investigator Chief Choi is more concerned with Jae-chan picking the right restaurant for the staff lunch, saying that it can be more important than his case record in the eyes of his superiors.

Jae-chan goes running to hoobae Hee-min for help, only to be squarely ignored when he calls after her, again in banmal. Yoo-bum is there with the chief prosecutor, and he tells Jae-chan that she outranks him now, so he should be addressing her formally by her title.

When Jae-chan says he was going to ask her advice on picking a restaurant, Yoo-bum rattles off a list of all the prosecutors’ varying tastes like a know-it-all. He reaches up to pat Jae-chan on the head in his usual patronizing way, but this time Jae-chan grabs his arm and stops him, which the chief prosecutor finds rude. Yoo-bum plays it off, but senses the animosity from Jae-chan.

On the bus, the daughter grows more and more anxious that all these passengers could die. Dad quietly tells her that he’ll pull over and make everyone get off the bus, citing mechanical failure.

While keeping an eye on the suspicious soldier, Dad pulls over and asks everyone to take the next bus because of a flat tire, and motions for his daughter to go with them. She hurries everyone away to safety and then breaks down in tears as she looks back at the bus with just Dad and the soldier still on it.

Dad smiles at her reassuringly and then asks the soldier to help him change the flat tire, but the agitated soldier tries to fight his way past Dad instead. In the struggle, the bomb in his duffle goes off, setting the bus ablaze. The daughter falls to her knees, crying out for her father.

Hong-joo wakes up from another dream in tears, and writes down the details: “Seung-won becomes a murderer because of his hyung.” She doesn’t know who Seung-won is, or why he becomes a killer. Aaack, please don’t let it be who I think it is…

She adds the post-it to her wall of dream notes, but then remembers Jae-chan telling her to ignore her dreams if she can’t handle them, and throws that one in the trash.

At school, Little Bro storms up to pianist So-yoon in front of all her friends, demanding to talk. She takes him to the gym and starts hitting him for not keeping his promise, but he shouts that he saw her doing an internet search on killing your own family members. Wow, that went dark fast.

He asks why she would do such a thing, guessing right away that she intends to kill her father. She bites back that she’s trying to save her mother, but he argues that her father will be punished by the law.

She says her father will never face trial, “because prosecutors are stupid and lawyers are savage.” She knows exactly how the lawyer will reduce the charge, and we see it play out just as she describes, as Yoo-bum brings new evidence into Jae-chan’s office indicating that her mother’s injuries were from skiing, days before the concert.

Little Bro says that her mother could still press charges, but she knows her mother will never do that because she’s more afraid of her father than the law. Sure enough, her mother tells Jae-chan over the phone that she was injured from a skiing accident.

Jae-chan scoffs at the phone and tells Yoo-bum that he gets it now—that this is how Yoo-bum makes crimes go away and how he turns clients into regulars. Oh snap.

Yoo-bum asks why Jae-chan is holding such a grudge over what happened thirteen years ago, which he thinks is the only explanation for why Jae-chan made a move on his girlfriend, rammed into his car, and is now making a fuss over an open-and-shut case.

Jae-chan’s staff gapes and Hyang-mi starts spreading the gossip right away, which spreads like wildfire through each team’s office manager. Yoo-bum has the brass to tell Jae-chan to do things according to the law, and tells him to stop acting like an immature kid. I hate you.

Little Bro says that there must be some way to save her mother, but So-yoon says that old adages are always true: “That the law is always far, and fists are close.”

At the staff lunch, Jae-chan tries to wave Hee-min over to their table, which she refuses to acknowledge because he keeps speaking in banmal.

He then makes another faux pas when he tells the chief prosecutor that he’s an atheist, and has to sit there awkwardly as the rest of them join hands and pray for him in hilarious passive-aggressive fashion, calling him their lost brother, and praying for him to respect his superiors and not let personal grudges affect his work.

Their comments light a fire under his ass to at least do a good job on his cases, and he comes back from lunch with a plan to blaze through his unfinished caseload. His staff finds it so odd that they assume he’s drunk.

The bus driver is given a hero’s funeral, attended by numerous politicians and covered extensively by the press. The whole thing seems to be for show though, with reporters angling for an interview with the “son” who helped passengers off the bus.

Jae-chan has fallen asleep at his desk, and wakes up with a violent start from a nightmare. He insists that he’s fine, but he’s woken up in tears.

He goes over the dream, which is short but heartbreaking: Little Bro being escorted away in the back of a police car in handcuffs, crying for Hyung to save him because he didn’t do it. Noooooooooo, not the brother, goddammit!

He calls Little Bro, who’s still at school, and makes sure that he’s okay and not hurt. Jae-chan tells him to go straight home without stopping anywhere, and Little Bro brushes off his concern, and then looks out the window to see So-yoon leaving.

Jae-chan tells himself that it was nothing but a bad dream, but then he remembers another detail: Hong-joo in the distance, shedding a tear and saying that he should’ve believed her, because then they could’ve stopped it. Also, I don’t know if he’s noticed, but he’s wearing today’s outfit in his dream…

The bus driver’s daughter crouches in an empty funeral hall and takes out Dad’s cherished baseball, charred from the fire. She thinks back to how she’d begged him to get off the bus too, promising to grow her hair long like he wished. Dad had beamed and promised to be right behind her, urging her to get everyone to safety first.

Hong-joo can’t get the last dream out of her mind, and finally fishes the post-it back out of her trashcan and sticks it back on her window.

At the bus driver’s funeral, the reporters learn that it was a daughter who was with him, not a son (I’m realizing now that we were meant to assume she was a boy this whole time, but come on). They go up to the wife to ask where her daughter is, and of course it’s Hong-joo’s mother, because this is her backstory.

Hong-joo steps outside right as Jae-chan is about to knock, and he says he’s not here because he changed his mind, but to explain why he doesn’t believe her. He says he’s a prosecutor and his job is to punish people after a crime, not stop them before they happen. He says it’s not his business who lives or dies, but…

Hong-joo interrupts, “You feel like you’ve become a catcher, right? There’s a 160-mph ball coming at you, and you’re afraid to catch it, but if you avoid it, you’ll ruin the game.” He admits it and says he can’t pretend he doesn’t see it, and asks why she passed this onto him.

She doesn’t know either, and argues that she doesn’t even know why she dreams this stuff in the first place. He says there must be a reason it’s them.

Back in Hong-joo’s flashback, someone picks up her father’s baseball and hands it to her… it’s Jae-chan, not that they ever knew.

In the present, Hong-joo asks if he just came here to blame her, but that’s when he finally says, “Help me.” Jae-chan says that he had a dream and she was in it, upset that he didn’t listen to her, “and Seung-won left in an ambulance or police car.” Gack!

She asks who Seung-won is, and he says the horrible words: “He’s my brother, why?” af$gik&#%@!

Hong-joo tells him that in her dream, Seung-won killed a person, and said that it was all because of his hyung.

At the same time, Seung-won stops So-yoon as she’s about to reach for a bottle of antifreeze at the store. She’s startled, while he just notes happily that she remembers his name now.

She asks if he followed her here, and he holds onto her hand and just says brightly that he’ll take her home.

EPILOGUE

Hong-joo’s father’s columbarium starts with photos of her as a child, and fill with pictures of Hong-joo growing up, growing her hair long, and becoming an adult.

 
COMMENTS

No, not the little brother! Oh man, if he becomes a murderer all because they messed with Fate to save Hong-joo and her mom… I mean, how can they keep changing the future if the consequences are this drastic? Why the heck is Fate so bloodthirsty? Maybe it would’ve happened anyway and this new dream has nothing to do with the future they changed, but it seems that we’re meant to believe that all of these events are related and a direct consequence of their actions. And since they’re not traveling through time and the world stays changed once it’s changed (that we know of), there’s no telling how many ripple effects that one shift could cause down the line.

It’s scarier this way, since each choice causes permanent, irreparable damage—but it also gives more weight to their actions, making it less like a fantasy and much more like reality. Every choice is something they have to take responsibility for, and that makes me far more cautious about how they should intervene in other people’s lives, even though I know they’ll do everything in their power to save people, because they’re good. Also weird, but good.

I was surprised again when Jae-chan had another dream premonition, which likely means that he’ll continue to have them, and that he and Hong-joo will be two pieces of a puzzle on every case. It still leaves so many questions about why he’s suddenly having the dreams too, but perhaps they’re connected through their fathers’ deaths, or maybe it’s as simple as fate. I do think we were meant to be more surprised that the bus driver and his daughter turned out to be Hong-joo and her dad, but it was so obvious from the start that I was actually confused when they revealed her mother like it was supposed to be dramatic, and realized that the past scenes were seamless with the present ones for a reason. The rainy day in present and past alike worked nicely to make it appear as though it wasn’t a flashback, but maybe they shouldn’t have mentioned Hong-joo’s father at all before this if they really wanted to pull one over on us.

On the upside, it’s interesting to note that not all of Hong-joo’s dreams are terrible tragedies, as I had initially thought, and that she also has mundane premonitions, like Jae-chan’s morning commute. I can see this coming in handy once the romance gets going, and I hope this means he’ll get happy premonitions too. At present, Hong-joo’s delusions about him falling for her are hilarious and I want that to keep going (and going), but it would crack me up if Jae-chan started dreaming about her romantically before he developed feelings for her. If the drama continues to be this cleverly directed and witty, I could get really invested in this romance, really fast.

Seeing Shin Jae-ha and Kim So-hyun playing high-schoolers together just made me want the 16-episode drama where they’re the main characters. Seriously, can’t they just remake Page Turner as a full-length drama after this one? I really hope that her cameo is long and doesn’t end with her ruining his life. I mean, he JUST got a name! Let us wear it out a little! Please…?

 
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I wish there was more LJS comedic faces than angsty faces.. He is gold with them!! Reminds me of his comedy in High Kick 3.. hoping we may have another "Aegyo" act from him !

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that sassy hair flip was the highlight of the episode for me

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I think that's exactly what makes his comedy so funny and unexpected when it comes.. The 'cool' guy flailing around.. :)
You would expect his 'suaveness' to fit right in with the prosecutors clique but instead he was left flailing like an adorable puppy while they were 'praying' for his soul! Lol

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Agree! it is a delightful contrst, one moment he is so cool and suave, the next he is comically adorable!

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Omg that scene took me out! Hands up if you've ever been passive-aggressively prayed at 🙋🏾‍

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This! And somehow it makes me view him as a real person more. I have lots of ~cool~ friends who are dorks too so it makes me feel like he's a real person and not just a character I watch onscreen. Hee!

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I cringed so much when he was making those selfie poses. But my definition of my kinda man changes with every potential crush-worthy characters. Now I don't mind someone like Jae Chan who's seemingly a fool, materialistic and shallow in the outside but totally opposite inside, and hard to figure out. LJS I am talking about you. <3 :D

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Same here! I was laughing so hard at his selfie poses! (and eventually woke my mom up and got an earful)

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I dropped high kick 3 at episode 7, sadly I missed all his comedic scenes.

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Oh.. that series had a slow start but was soo funny and good! You should consider picking it back up in a casual one episode one in a while..!

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I will remember this show for all the awesome faces LJS made! He has never been this hilarious!

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Maybe it's the Lee Jong Suk Charm, but here I am, having watched this week's episodes. And I have to say: I'm in ❤❤❤.
And I agree with @girlfriday: Suzy is a nutter! And I love her more because of it!! Keep it coming, girl!

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I love her nutty character because half the time I was making those LJS faces at her and the other half I was just utterly bemused and charmed. This is the first time I'm watching Suzy in a show after Dream High and I love her so far. 😍

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Same expression on my face exactly! Haha.
I've seen Suzy in Dream High, and also in Gu Family Book. But I can't remember her character much in both as it's been a while since I watched them. So this is a nice surprise for me, to see her take on such an interesting character:)

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Agree... me too. I told you guys. LJS's effect. I love her too. So far, so good

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I've never seen Suzy in anything before and I was surprised by how much I loved her in this episode, lol. I think she definitely does better in the lighter moments, though, so I hope the writing sticks to her strengths in that way. She's hilarious. Also, this is random but I love her fashion. It's very... gender neutral, and it adds to her quirkiness without being over-the-top. Something about those glasses and the jacket she had on in this episode just added to her charm.

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I agree...I want less angst for these two and more comedy and goofiness! Lol.
And yesss she looked great in that jacket!! I want one...
I think she will take her glasses off..she wasn't wearing them in the teasers..and even in the preview for next ep..

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I'm enjoying the show too - super clever, witty and prettily done. Looking fwd to how they deal with the butterfly effects of each change they make.. only hoping that things dont escalate too much too soon (I mean before we have more comedic hijinks).

Can someone please explain kdrama obsession of making the OTP have some childhood connection?!

OTP's cant be destined unless they met as children?! Or does it have roots in some Korean folklore?

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Omg YES I really loved how it was going but part of me wishes... They hadn't met as children. It felt like that was the reason why he suddenly had the dream ability too, which was a very convenient explanation.

Is this some kind of K drama rule? You've to meet as kids otherwise you're not destined to have some kind of connection as an adult? (I didn't meet any boys that I remember from when I was a little girl, am I doomed now?) 😂

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Kdrama rule definitely applies to me. I met my husband when we were kids. Then there was no contact till I graduated. We were in different countries when we reconnected.. now we are married. 😊

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Awe, that’s sweet. Totally opposite of me. My husband and I probably would never have gotten together if I met him earlier and definitely not if I knew him as a teenager.

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Haha! same here! In fact our first meeting was pretty disastrous anyway.. still not sure how we ended up married and when things changed when we started with real dislike on my end & complete disinterest on his ! Lol

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Woowwwsiee ! That's soo cool! What a story to tell ur kids!
Were any of the kdrama's which have been aired based off your story?!

The more I hear ppl's stories, the more I realise that a lot of kdrama tropes which seem totally unbelievable have actually happened to a lotta ppl in real life!

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Ha ha. I doubt if there is a kdrama on my story. But if there was, it would be a weird mash up of "always-complaining " OhHaeYoung and "Ignore-if-you-can't-change" JungJaeChan (LJS)

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Koreans from what i saw or at least drama writers love their FATE plot and how they are connected,even if at that very moment the main characters don't know...If they could i bet they would show us the red string of fate on their fingers...Among the others is the already overused "First Love" as well that they really love...

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I knew it was coming.

And first it looked like they only recently met, and he started reliving his dreams. But now it seems they met again by chance for the greater good.

So I am not writernim but here's the formula:
She must relate her dreams to him, then if he dreams then he can wake up and stop her dream from occurring. But she can't do the same? I wonder if it is her constant note taking that hinders her from doing anything about her dream?

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I realised this is the writer's favourite trope. In Pinocchio they grew up together, in I Hear Your Voice, she saved his life when he was a little boy and now this...

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Not just this writer.. Looking at the few dramas I've watched just this year with this trope:
Tunnel
Tomorrow w/ you
Chicago Typewriter (not only met in past lives but as kids in past lives!)
Suspicious Partner (not a direct meet maybe but indirectly)
Strongest Deliveryman (same train to Seoul)
Fight my way
Mystery Queen
Strong Woman Bong soo
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basically a verrrry long list! It's actually rarer for dramas not use this trope.. the only ones I can think of off the bat is Forest of Secrets.

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You forgot about "signal" kdrama , which i admit the currently best time travel thriller which had no plotholes in its story.
"God's gift - 14 days" kdrama also has same genre , made in 2014

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I knew a childhood connection was coming up, lol! I just felt it and the last portion of episode 4 confirmed it.

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How things changed from the initial few episodes! It had all the right ingredients! Dunno how it went wrong!

Did you finish watching it?

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If the show continues the way it is, it's going to win all our hearts at one clean sweep! Hilarious yet deep characters! Fighting While you were sleeping!!

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That seems like the trend with this writer.. Pinocchio on paper sounds like such a dry right-journalism drama.. but had so much comedy and heart in it too!

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Absolutely! And I Hear Your Voice was just out of the box....this writer is good, so is her paring with Lee Jong Suk. He gets this writer's characters :D

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He’s her muse. (Which is strange to say since muses are usually women, there to inspire men in the traditional sense.)

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This is my first drama of Park Hye-ryun's and I'm so impressed that I'm planning on watching her backlist as soon as possible! Maybe it's finally time to face Pinocchio and I Hear Your Voice. The hype has been real for both so I've been dreading starting it but now that I've tasted what goodness is in store, I want more!

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If you want a quick taste, I recommend Page Turner!! It's very good and only 2 episodes!

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After googling, I learned that Page Turner was written by her too and I'm now queueing it! I am ready to be amazed!

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Pinocchio remains my favourite and made me appreciate Park Shin Hye as a character. In IHYV, amazing chemistry between LJS and LBY!

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Jae-chan is an atheist, and open/honest/natural about it? I'm in!

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Being an atheist is not uncommon in Korea, is it? As far as I knew, half the population don't identify with any religion, others believe in blessings of ancestors while the rest identify with some kind of religion. I could be wrong thoug, but I don't think I am :)

But I get the gist of your comment...being an atheist and also being open and honest about it is such a fresh breath of air and so not done in reality very much...so pretty damn admirable :)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Korea

"As of 2014, about 30% of the South Korean population is Christian."

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Wiki isn't exactly a very reliable statistics source....this link gives different numbers (56% not affiliated with any religion, 27% Christian): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_South_Korea

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Hey everyone believes in God when they know the end is near.

Interesting to see if JaeChan's possible near death scenes or dreams will sway him.

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I cracked up in the prayer scene, it turned out more about dissing JC than about praying, and boy just couldn't eat :P

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Yeah lol
Held my tummy and laughed out loud...it was a great comedy scene!

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If i were in his place, by the time 2nd employee started i would have start to loudly chew food and slurp the soup and when they open their eyes would have shown them my all satisfied and smiley face.

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The prayer scene was hilarious. And I found it kind of cute, it is always better that your co-workers say to your face the things that they think you are doing wrong...even if they are being too much. To me it looks like they will end up bonding and accepting the new guy in the team.

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Yeah I guess in the long run it's better that they say their dislikes about him now in his face so he can change and know what he's doing wrong. I definitely sense some bonding soon. He needs a team :)

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Just wanted to point out that just because someone has “no religion” doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t believe in God or a higher power. Many Asians don’t identify with a single religion because our historical record is littered with influences from many cultures and religions. And many families continue ancestor worship in particular because of the strong emphasis on filial piety. In communist societies, active participation in any religion is considered deviant in the eyes of the government unless it is in the interest of preserving the culture (Buddhist monks in China for instance) and although Korea isn’t communist, there is much less emphasis in having a set religion than here in the U.S. where most people identify as Christian. So, it’s not surprising that Jae-Chan is open about it. And I think religion is not as taboo a subject in Asia as it is in Western society. In “Goblin” Sunny asks Reaper directly what religion he practices after just meeting him which seems very natural for her, but puts him in a tailspin because he’s never thought about having one. After all, he works directly for “The Diety” and he eventually tells her he has no religion. (I mean, he works for the higher power, why would he need an organized human religion?) So, I guess the take home point is that to us it is refreshing that he is not ashamed about what he believes, but in that society, he’s really part of the majority. I think it’s more amazing that the Christians at the table are actively praying in public—not the most sincere prayer, but good for the comedic undertones. And if they had any intention of converting him, now he just thinks they need flowers in their hair as well!

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I was here to say the same. Just Because a person doesn't associate/affiliate with any religion not makes them Atheist in itself. All the dream stuff, watching future and changes in present leading to changes in future won't even sit right with atheism.

2nd as @ally said various ideologies prescribe various facets of life.

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"All the dream stuff, watching future and changes in present leading to changes in future won't even sit right with atheism."

I don't get this quote. Usually, people who are actively "atheistic" don't believe in a deity because it's extremely likely to be the case because of the data we have in this world.

If there was data to the contrary that was actually documented like the heroine's dreams, after a period of disbelief if these dreams kept reoccurring and being shown true, skeptics (that's what we tend to be rather than atheists) would start putting more weight in the dreams since it would have a documented history of being reality .

Unlike people who follow actual religions, skeptics rely on data to make their decisions on what to "believe" and it's always liable for slight modification based on more data.

Basically, it's the scientific method taken to the ultimate step. You keep questioning everything, even your own pre-existing beliefs. If you find counter-evidence to your beliefs you need to modify it. If you've looked for counter- evidence and can't find any, then you're much more likely to believe what you think is the truth is the truth.

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Right, I thought he said he had no religion, not that he was atheist. The poor guy just looked bewildered, meanwhile the rest of them grasped yet another chance to leave him out. Poor Jae Chan. :(

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Yeah, when I was first getting to know my friends one of the first things they asked was my religion. In Singapore it isn't regarded as taboo or anything and everybody talks freely about it if they want to. I'm Buddist, I don't believe in God (which works for my religion since Budda isn't supposed to be a god) and I celebrate Christmas with my family and once went to church. Not a big deal even though it's part of another religion.

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The prayer scene had to be the most awkward scene for me ever. Openly dissing LJS like that in a prayer. I don't know if I should like the Co workers or not. I know they stated some pretty valid points but if i was in such a situation I would have as said above make sure that my eating during that prayer would be a pretty noisy one.

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From watching the show, Jae Chan did not state he was an atheist but that he was not into religion/a Christian/prayed publicly. That to me is different as his personal faith was left somewhat open. Jae Chan could actually practice his faith more private than public. Apart from the other faux pas he has been making as a newbie prosecutor, this was another one on their list against him which showed during the prayer.

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I am loving how utterly nutty Hong Joo is lmao. Ok but that abuser better go to jail or ima fight someone, urgh and Yoo Bum too.

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how awesome would it have been if kim so hyun wasn't a cameo? like girlfriday i hope she can stick around much longer.. and i'm already invested in our OTP, hong joo is such an adorable puppy and i can watch her pestering jae chan all day, can't wait for more interactions! waiting for next week is going to be painful

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Even with just a cameo she manages to be stunning and give a powerful performance. 💕 I wish that she could be here for longer too...

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That one scene alone when she asked won seung to not tell anyone about what happened, she nailed that. I was with her suffering by that point.

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I know! And I'm already rooting for them as a couple hehe.

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She's really just that good. I'm always stunned by her acting. Wish she would stay for long too.

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WHY is she only a cameo?? Can't she stick around? She and the little brother have a nice subplot going on. Plus she's an excellent actress. More, please!

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The queen of memorable cameos.

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great ep. thanks for the recap.
one question on his job. did he flunk on his bar exam?? hee min is hoobae at University (much much younger than him) but become senior at work?? and his sunbae is so annoying lol. dissing him right in front of him.
both dad died in the same day. killed by the same man. poor kids.

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Ohhh good catch on the fact that it was LJS's dad the renegade soldier killed and was being mentioned on the radio in the bus!

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oh..thank you. it seem that the soldier is their grim reaper or deities that want those innocent kids to suffer or help the world to become better. but still painful if they only dreams of bad things.

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Ah I missed that. Wonder if young Jae-chan also saw vision of his dad and Hong-joo's.

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I was wondering how their dads died on the same day since only Hong Joo's dad and the bomber died on the bus. but LJS's dad must have been the police officer the bomber killed before running away. thanks for pointing this out!

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how did you guys figure that Jae-chan was killed by the soldier?
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jae-chan's father, duh

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Haha..
Right before Hong Joo's dad evacuated the passengers in the bus, there was a radio announcement saying that a soldier had escaped after shooting a police officer. We know that Jae Chan's dad was a police officer (from the flashback we saw in the previous ep I think?).

Also, Jae Chan was at the funeral hall on the same day as Hong Joo was. She was there for her father...but Jae Chan could only be there for his dad, not because he knew Hong Joo's dad or anything...

Hopefully that makes sense...

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Thanks for explaining how both Dads died on the same day. I did not connect the radio report of a police officer's death with Jae-chan's father's death. It is a reason why I like to read the recaps and comments especially of the early episodes of a drama because I miss so much. I rewatched episodes 1 and 2 because I was so confused. I think I have a handle on the story now and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.
As an aside I am glad this is available and being subbed on Viki.

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Ooh, I didn't think of that. Great catch and thank you for sharing! Maybe therein lies their connection and why they both dream.

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I'm glad you pointed this out, because I couldn't figure out why picking up the baseball at the funeral home would give him that connection to her dreams.

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I'm not worried, little bro wouldn't be a suspect. Jaechan and Hongjoo will save the day!
I'm going to be mad if the brothers get separated.

Anyway, Thank you @girlfryday for the super fast recap. I really like it if you the one who recap my favorite drama.
It feels like my drama adventure be much more fun and exciting. So my life feels completed with Lee Jongsuk, this drama and your recap! Sorry if I sound insane, but I'm just really excited right now XD

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oops I mean girlfriday...

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I wanted Shin Jae Ha's and Kim So Hyun's reunion but I didn't exactly want them to plan a murder together

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Hahaha! I think right now he plans to take her to meet his Hyung who is prosecutor.. the murder bit .. i wonder if it's another misunderstanding like Suzy initially thought her mother dies cuz of an accident she made happen - but that turned to mom dying cuz of the aftereffects of an accident she was part of.. do u get what im saying?

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Wow, I sorta had a brain fart, I didn't realize what GF meant about Page Turner. I knew So Hyun was in it, I didn't realize that little brother was one of the other leads, LOL. Luckily I have that mini-series, I probably will watch it again. So Hyun is one of my favorite actresses :)

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Is it too winky-wink to get a Ji-soo cameo? I am not asking much, but maybe he can just be in the background playing the upright while Shin Jae-ha and Kim So-hyun walking through a pedestrian underpass.

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Suzy in this role is causing me to die of second-hand embarrassment, girl, don't be so quick to assume please.

but i'm still gonna watch this because I love it when heroes try to change fate, moreso if its LJS. :)

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But Suzy in this role is... actually pretty good! This might be a case of an actress finding the perfect project for her - LJS carries most of the show, she's providing quick bursts of quirkiness that are shot in an interestingly choppy way which I think lets the director more easily choose the best takes and assemble them together.

I have been a huge critic of the Scholarship Program For CF-Generating Idols Who Want To Be Actors And Are Inexplicably Allowed To Keep Playing Lead Roles Even When They Ruin The Whole Show (Suzy being the most recent glaring example) but in this she's coming across really well!

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Scholarship Program For CF-Generating Idols Who Want To Be Actors And Are Inexplicably Allowed To Keep Playing Lead Roles Even When They Ruin The Whole Show - lol i love this.

its just her character, not suzy exactly --- hilarious but at the same time cringe-worthy tho i think that's the rom-com antics they're going for

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I think 1st week is Su Ji's week. LJS is typical LJS and actually in need to put up a fight to make any significant impact.

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Not at all! Mybe you haven't watched other LJS dramas but he is not the typical LJS whatever that is. He is suave and cool, whereas quirky and unsocial at the same time...also I don't believe any week can by Suzy's or JS's week, for the drama to succeed both has to be good, like Knetz said LJS was amazing in the first 4 episodes!

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Oh come on !!!!! I'm so tired of the usual demure passive heroines present in every freaking drama, Hong Joo comes as a fresh air. Being quirky, weird and highly narcisstic and aggressive makes her charachter so unique among the sea of heroine's in drama. I love how she oscillates from being normal then sad/emo to outright crazy. And maybe she isn't that wrong, maybe Hong Joo can sense the foreboding of a amazing love between them or the precence of an undeniable chemistry since childhood and thus must be questioning why .

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I easily get second-hand embarrassment but I'm not embarrassed for her at all! She's clearly confident and she herself isn't embarrassed about it, so I in turn am not embarrassed for her lol.

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I'm loving Bae Suzy and Lee Jong-Seok oppa together in this drama

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This episode moves slower than the pilot I was expecting they'd solve a case. I think Ho-joo's backstory with dad takes much sceentime than necessary I prefer more reveal of two leads past connection. Something has to do with their hair I wonder. I also enjoy it better if they show the premonitions like it's happening rather than just the leads confess they've seen one.

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the pilot was like a bullet train going through a hurricane. Obviously not every episode can be like that. if you want it to like that the show will probably get over in 8eps.

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I agree with you this Is much slower than the pilot episode but now I and care for them more......

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I also didn't like Young HongJoo and her dad's screen time...it was confusing and boring. It was supposed to melt our hearts but it felt like an after thought...—we'll show you what happens if you don't listen to HongJoo...it could be fatal.

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I think this was necessary in order to move the show forward as the main, key side characters were shown and how they are influence or will influence the main characters in future episodes. The cutting and growing of Hong Joo's hair is significant as a child she was a tomboy whose father wanted her to grow her hair. This she did upon his death in honor/love of him, when it came to the mother she thought by cutting it her prediction as to her death etc. would be stopped and in an indirect manner it did through Jae Chan. It was important to note how important the role of fathers also played in this show to both JC & HJ and later with the abusive husband case daughter So Yoon and Seung Won. In that both JC & HJ fathers were good men with a lot of principles and as such left a legacy of decency, responsibility and sacrifice. That influenced Seung Won in his future decision in being a caring person. As for So Yoon, that man is a "beyond crap monster" to the point that she wants to kill him to save herself and her mother.

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Ok, Suzy is adorable. I’m probably as unbiased as anyone, so you can trust me when I say that she’s absolutely, insanely adorable in this. I really thought the side-by-side, horizontal split scenes were interesting and kept me really engaged. Really well done. I’m glad he continues to be able to see the future as well and I think it’ll be very interesting to see how future timelines become convoluted with him able to change them. Some really good dialogue as well explaining what could happen as the future is changed. And thank God they look that horrible wig off Nam Da-reum.

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Did you begin to warm up to LJS a little too?! Asking at the risk of sounding like a deranged fan who must convert everyone around her into her fandom! Lol

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I never said I didn’t like him—just that he’s not really a human. Totally different things. 😋

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You are right he is not a human, he is a manhwa character, them legs!

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I actually saw some bloggers who actively hate LJS, like him here, its so sweet when that happens :)

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I am very biased when it comes to Suzy, and grit my teeth every time I see her cast in a lead role. But I have to say that between the way the role is written, the way the director is shooting and editing it, and very possibly Suzy naturally improving over time - she's really quite likeable in this!

Wonders never cease.

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But he looked gorgeous in blonde. No? Just me? Okay.

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Maybe, but that hair was worse than Trump’s, I couldn’t tell!

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It's the anime fans in us! I liked it too :D

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I don't understand how he was able to go to school with his hair dyed. I thought that was against the rules?

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Nope, not alone. Dug it. Sad it was gone in an instant. Haha!

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I feel like she is really good in the fun lighthearted and cute scenes, but not so great in the emotional and melo bits. Which is to be expected I suppose, since its harder to do strong and tragic emotions. But the editing and directing is doing wonders for helping with that. So I hardly feel a disconnect at all.

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Suzy (much lime Taecyeon) has always been perfectly likable playing happy, positive characters. I agree it's the more heavy stuff that seems harder for her, although I've never had a real problem disconnecting as long as the mood is set properly.

In this show she is absolutely adorable and is doing a great job at being the wacky happy pill to balance out Jae Chans attempts at being cool and mysterious. I love the two of them together already.

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She lets the tears fall quite quickly but her overall facial expression doesn't register sadness when it comes to the melo parts. Still, the scene still ended up moving me, maybe because I was already swept up in the emotions. So even if she's not that good in the heavy stuff, I think it still works.

But she is so adorably nutty in the best way possible and I hope to see more of that side of her character Hong-joo because she is so cute!

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"She lets the tears fall quite quickly but her overall facial expression doesn't register sadness when it comes to the melo parts." Agreed. I don't know if she's just bad at it or if she doesn't want to look "ugly", but her face when she cries is not believable. But yes, her character and her portrayal in general are totally winning me over!

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But I adore the character and am warming up to LJS too, I've not like any of his previous work besides High Kick, I was not a noona-dongseng fan so did not like ICHYV.

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wow you are like me. though for me, it is oppa-dongseng that i am not a fan of. couldn't really get into goblin because of this. 7 yrs is the max i can take and only if one of my favorite actors is there like in this show.

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It's amazing how the writer seemed to be able to cast the same actors for her drama. I knew Jae Chan's brother was the younger version of Ki Jae Myeong in Pinocchio, but wow he was actually the same guy in Page Turner too with Kim So Hyun???? I see familiar faces too like that prosecutor guy who was the reporter in Pinocchio. I`m looking at Asianwiki and it seems Hong Joo's mother was Ji Soo's mother in Page Turner! like wow. Park Hye-Ryun is like Hong Sisters and Shin Ho-PD who enjoy working with the same familiar cast over and over again.

So, Jae Chan and Hong Joo were related because the soldier killed their fathers. Interesting. I wonder how their supernatural ability is interlinked with that.

Jae Chan might have saved the bad guy's life. Woo Tak is maybe a corrupt police they`ll try to crack down in the following episodes. By saving Woo Tak's life, they exchanged their loved one's life for it. Woo Tak ended up murdering somebody they knew and loved. I`m so hope I`m wrong.

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The Batman cap must have meant something. And isn't it weird that he followed Hong-joo's mom all the way home instead of calling her attention from the get-go?

I'm also curious where Hong-joo and Yoo-bum met and what made them decide to date each other.

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Yes, I get that shows want to mislead audiences, but it doesn't make sense for someone to quietly follow another person all the way home when he could have called out to her shortly after leaving the store. I do not know if we are supposed to be suspicious of his character at this point.

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Woo Tak doesn't look sinister. Had he died as in the dream, it would have wrecked havoc to Hong Joo's life. So I hope that in reversing fate, this would turn him into a helpful accomplice in future for Jae Chan to right the wrongs in HJ's dreams. He should realise that he escaped death because of JC's car crash, and as a policeman he's in a better position to offer assistance.

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I'm with you a bit. When he died in the episode, Hong Joo's mom was being harassed by his mother, demanding reparations, etc. I don't know if she would have been like that if he had been some sort of psycho. But you never know, this writer always surprises me with the next plot twist.

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Just realized that the actor who played Woo Tak had played the best friend of Ahn Jae Hyun in Blood, no wonder he looked familiar. Further reinforced my belief that he'll play a good guy.

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*because of the soldier from the explosion.

However somehow the show gives off the vibes that the baseball links JaeChan and HongJoo. The baseball from the explosion. Is it possible that the soldier was perhaps depressed about something ... Like not seeing his children ... His children didn't even know he existed ...

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Also somehow, I think the soldier is related to JaeChan. Father (as in unknown biological), brother, uncle...just somehow.

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Wow, Suzy is really doing a great job. I forget her glamorous side and just concentrate on the story. Her character is so well-written that it makes her quite interesting. The cliff-hanger at the end of episode 4 makes me have a hard time waiting for next Wednesday! Also, thanks for the recap Girlfriday!

I guess Kim So Hyun is a regular in this writer's dramas, since I remember loving her in I can hear your voice.

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i LOVE how enthusiastically hong-joo jumps to conclusions, because the flabbergasted expressions lee jong-seok makes in response are just priceless. their comedic scenes are GOLD. i also really enjoy watching jae-chan unintentionally outcast himself as he cluelessly bumbles his way through his colleagues' passive-aggressive office politics - i just.....really like watching lee jong-seok suffer, i guess. LMAO.

and i agree with girlfriday - i wish they hadn't mentioned hong-joo's dad at all beforehand, because the reveal was just too obvious. i think they'd meant for the reveal to be the twist for this episode in the same way jae-chan's dream about hong-joo's suicide had been the twist for the first episode, but unfortunately it didn't quite work out that way LOL.

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Am I the only one who was surprised?

*okay awkward*

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Totally not alone. Maybe it was because I wasn't fully focused on the livestream (since I don't actually understand Korean), but I didn't realize that it was Hong-joo's backstory until they showed her mother. Hahaha *fail* *fistbump of solidarity in our denseness*

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Agreed, but I did only watch the last portion on tv so I missed the first part of the flashback when she mentioned her dream.

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I think there were supposed to be two twists in this episode -- the daughter turning out to be Hong Joo and Seung Won turning out to be Little Bro.

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당신이 잠든 사이에 3 and 4

So is the connection the⚾️?

The chemistry between LJS and Suzy, is a show stealer. But then again we still have 7 weeks left...so we'll have to see if it holds true.
1.) The scene where JaeChan falls off the bench in disbelief of Hong Joo's proximity to him after denying her suspicions about him being in love with her for some time...
2.) The train scene where Hong Joo trades seats with that man to sit next to Jae Chan.
3.). Even at the end when JaeChan asks her why does he also have the gift now...why? — the two of them exactly... And then he sweetly asks her to start helping him out...by 'igniting' his version of events by telling him her kick-starter version.

Looks like we in for a ride next week when the tables are turned and JaeChan's family is put at risk.

I loved Kim SoHyun in this as always she delivers well, and what a Page Turner reunion that was...absolute stellar!!!

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Why the ratings are not good why😥😥😥 this happens with Lee jong suk oppa where he has done so much hardwork and yet..I wonder how descendants of sun was such a big hit when I found it cliche. Just my opinion but fighting oppa you can do it

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The show is very popular already in Korea. it is being talked about a lot on the streets as well as the net. most of the people who haven't watched it yet will start watching it from next week after watching the reruns over the weekend.

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Don't worry. This drama will crush Age Of Youth 2 and Hospital Ship in Content Power Index and Most Buzzworthy TV Show. 👏👏

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The ratings aren't terrible, and I'm sure they will break 10% soon if it stays good. It's doing a lot better than some other shows that have aired recently.

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Actually I find that their domestic market are not as inclined to shows that has supernatural theme compared the international market.
The older generation might have problem understanding all these kind of twists and they probably can accept 3 birth secrets in a roll than accepting dreams coming true.
Admit demonstrated by the past shows, I believe even ichyv and Pinocchio and W has better results in the international market than their own.
Which is also the reason why ljs has stronger international fans than local... imho...

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I did get a headache trying to follow all the timelines and who dreamed what in this episode 😂 I was sure that the father-daughter scenes were from Hong-joo’s backstory. There was a slightly different color scheme for those scenes. I was surprised they thiught it was a boy, never for once did I think she was a boy. The episode really went fast when we have the present timeline, a backstory, and dreams in one hour alone. 😂

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Enjoying show so far and hope it keeps up the opening suspense.

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I...I...I love this drama! I'm officially out of the drama slump and ready to go all in with Jae Chan and Hong Joo's story. Whew! And the ending is a cliffhanger, I can't believe I have to wait until next Wednesday (well, Thursday morning in my timezone) to see what happens next!

I'm thinking Hong Joo's dream about Won Seung killing someone because of his brother is because of the fact that Jae Chan will have to dismiss the case against Soo Yoon's dad for abuse. That of course, will vindicate Soo Yoon's belief that she will have to kill her father to save her mom because the law is futile...and I'm thinking somehow, Jae Chan will be blamed and Won Seung, pathetically, either feels guilty and does the deed or gets framed (OHMYGOSH, I HOPE NOT!). Anyway, I'm really liking the cameo by KSH but I wish this episode(s) wasn't such a cliffhanger.

Anyway, LJS' WTF faces over Hong Joo's absolute certainty about his feelings for her were gold! I loved how LJS is such a quirky character with room to grow this time around, not some brooding genius character who exists only to protect and love the girl (See: IHYV and Pinocchio). I love that this time, I get to see him actually falling in love and also, breaking out of the selfie-obsessed juvenile prosecutor that he is.

Re: Suzy -- hey, she's more than adequate in my opinion. She does quirky, crazy, cute pretty well and I think the character makes it hard for anyone to dislike her. And I can also feel the chemistry in this pairing so YAY! Wednesday, please come soon!

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I love your comment and really want to see him fall in love becoz kn his previous dramas he was already in love and always wanted to protect them..this is different plus Suzy and ljs chemistry is on fire

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