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Woohoo Waikiki: Episode 17

This episode is all about communication—what can happen when you don’t have it, and how crucial it is to any relationship. As usual, this show does a great job subverting my expectations, changing situations from merely amusing to laugh-out-loud funny, while still making me sigh happily at the emotional moments. I had a feeling that Dong-gu and Yoon-ah would hit an early snag, but what actually happens is so much funnier and sweeter than I anticipated.

 
EPISODE 17: “For new couples/Can love be translated?”

Yoon-ah confesses to Dong-gu that she likes him, and asks him to date her. He’s all smug smiles as he tells the rest of the housemates the following day, and they all genuinely congratulate him.

But when Yoon-ah comes downstairs with a basket of laundry and Dong-gu offers to help her, she looks uncomfortable and answers all of his questions with a muttered, “Yes…” The housemates think it’s strange, but Dong-gu assures them that Yoon-ah did ask him out.

Joon-ki points out that if Yoon-ah didn’t actually say they’re in a relationship, they aren’t officially official. He gives Doo-shik a winky-face to go along with his teasing, so Doo-shik suggests that Dong-gu go ask Yoon-ah for clarification.

It works, and Dong-gu finds Yoon-ah in her room with Sol. He nervously reminds Yoon-ah about her video and in-person confessions and asks if they’re actually together now, and she blinks at him and gives him an emotionless, “Yes…” Uh-oh, something is wrong.

Joon-ki and Doo-shik go to their room to giggle like children over their little prank. Dong-gu finds them and tells them triumphantly that Yoon-ah said they’re a couple. The guys fan Dong-gu’s insecurities by saying that Yoon-ah should be happy, like he is, but instead she seems upset, so they wonder if she’s regretting her choice.

Joon-ki tells Dong-gu to take Yoon-ah on a date and win some points before she changes her mind. Dong-gu freaks out and runs off to lock Yoon-ah into a date.

Later Doo-shik, Sol, and Soo-ah glare at Joon-ki as he tells Seo-jin over the phone about their prank on Dong-gu. Soo-ah gets fed up with his cringe-worthy aegyo and hangs up on Seo-jin, earning a high-five from Doo-shik, though Doo-shik wishes he had a reason to act so childish.

Joon-ki grumbles that the two lonely people in the room could go on a date, but both Soo-ah and Doo-shik loudly reject the idea. A little too loudly, if you ask me.

Doo-shik leafs through the newspaper and spots a flyer for a baby massage class. He falls in love with the pretty young teacher’s picture on the spot, so hard that even Joon-ki can hear his heart pounding. Doo-shik drags Joon-ki to the class with him, determined to meet his soul mate.

Yoon-ah continues to be quiet and monosyllabic on her date with Dong-gu, making him worry that she really does regret confessing to him. Every time he tries to talk to her, she just answers, “Yes…”

Worried, Dong-gu takes Yoon-ah for her favorite lunch, soondae. He suggests they go to an amusement park after they eat and asks if she likes rides, and she just mumbles, “Yes… yes…” Dong-gu spots a couple at a nearby table happily feeding each other, so he holds out a piece of soondae to Yoon-ah.

She insists she can feed herself, but Dong-gu persists, and they grapple over the fork until the bite of soondae flies off and hits Yoon-ah in the eye. She runs to the restroom to rinse the salt out of her eye, leaving Dong-gu feeling like an idiot.

Doo-shik drags Joon-ki to the baby class, where they’re the only men there with a baby (Joon-ki: “Do you think they’re getting the wrong idea about us??”). Doo-shik just wipes something off Joon-ki’s lip, reinforcing the impression that they’re a couple, ha.

Another dad (cameo by Kim Kang-hyun) comes in with his son, a baby about Sol’s age. He explains that he runs his own business and is often too busy to spend time with his baby, which is why he’s here.

When the instructor finally arrives, Doo-shik and Joon-ki are startled to see that she looks nothing like her picture — she’s much older and not nearly as pretty. Awww, poor Doo-shik. He grumpily declines the teacher’s request to sign up for the regular class, yelling at Joon-ki to grab Sol so they can go. Joon-ki does, but in his hurry, he accidentally takes the other baby’s stroller, leaving Sol behind.

The guys don’t noticed the switch until after they get home, when Joon-ki finds something in the little boy’s diaper that he wasn’t expecting. He and Doo-shik stand there yelling and blaming each other until Soo-ah finally screeches, “Shut up and go get Sol! NOW!!

Dong-gu is still apologizing for flicking soondae into Yoon-ah’s eye when they get to the amusement park. He asks if she feels like riding the rides, and she continues to just answer, “Yes…” He takes her on the Viking ship, hoping he can lighten the mood and show how brave and manly he is at the same time.

At least, he starts out brave, telling Yoon-ah to lean on him if she gets too scared. As the ride starts, Yoon-ah perks up and throws her arms in the air, but Dong-gu entirely loses his cool.

Terrified, he screams for the ride to stop as he buries his face in Yoon-ah’s lap. She signals to stop the ride, and he comes up looking sheepish and apologetic. And then he vomits in her lap. EWWW.

The father of the baby boy is at the store with his wife, who seems very stressed and unhappy. Joon-ki calls him to tell him about the baby switch, and the dad does his best to hide his alarm from his peevish wife. They arrange to meet, but when he shows up to collect his son, Sol isn’t with him.

He confesses that he’s actually been unemployed for two years, and his wife considers him incompetent. He’s scared she’ll divorce him if she finds out the babies got switched, so he asks the guys to help him switch them back without her finding out. Oh boy, this’ll be fun.

They position themselves strategically around the store and try to smoothly switch the baby carriages, but the mother never lets go of Sol’s carriage. A few minutes later, the dad begs Joon-ki to try to help him a bit longer, promising that he’s got a better plan.

He figures that the best place to switch the babies back is at the register, where his wife won’t be paying attention to the carriage. When she takes her hands off the carriage to pay, they’ll have fifteen seconds to make the switch.

When the crucial moment arrives, the dad pushes Sol’s carriage past the register, where Joon-ki and Doo-shik smoothly grab the babies and twirl around to put them in their correct carriage. But at the last second, the little boy lets loose a noxious fart, causing Joon-ki to lose his footing.

He gets caught putting the boy into his carriage, but to the mother, it looks like he’s trying to steal her baby. Joon-ki looks to the father for backup, but he says he’s never seen him before and threatens him for touching his son.

He yells that his wife works hard to support their family, and tells Joon-ki to kill him before he hurts his precious family. HA, way to make the best of a bad situation. He gives Joon-ki a tiny nod, pleading internally for him to go along with it.

Joon-ki nods back, and he tells the wife that she should be glad to have such an amazing husband. He and Doo-shik leave with Sol, and the man’s wife throws herself into her husband’s arms.

That evening, Yoon-ah is still barely speaking to Dong-gu. He apologizes for throwing up on her and asks if she’s angry, worried that her one-syllable answers are proof that she’s regretting her decision to date him. He steps away to get them some drinks, and he sinks to the floor in the convenience store, convinced that he’s blown it and she’s going to break up with him.

While she waits, Yoon-ah gets a call from Seo-jin, curious how the date is going. Yoon-ah talks a mile a minute, admitting that she’s so nervous around Dong-gu that she doesn’t know what to say, so she just keeps saying, “Yes… yes…” That is so adorable.

She hangs up, and belatedly realizes that Dong-gu is standing nearby and heard everything she said. He looks stunned, and his voice catches as he says, “So that’s why. I didn’t know.” He shocks Yoon-ah by bursting into tears, and he wails, “Since you didn’t talk much and had a grim look on your face, I was worried you were regretting dating me. It was all I could think of all day. I was so worried. I was worried we might break up!” Awww, this sweet boy.

Yoon-ah says that of course she’s not going to break up with him, because just standing beside him makes her heart flutter. Dong-gu sobs harder, saying that she should have told him so he wouldn’t worry. He confirms that this makes today their first official day as a couple, and he asks if he can hold her hand.

She takes his hand, and he breaks into the biggest smile ever. He asks her to go on a better date with him tomorrow, and she accepts, making him realize that she’s still just saying, “Yes” over and over again. He asks if that’s all she can say, and she grins at him, “Yes,” but he’s okay with it now that he knows what it means.

In anticipation of some new houseguests, the housemates clean the place up. Doo-shik gets annoyed at the way Dong-gu and Joon-ki fawn over Yoon-ah and Seo-jin, so they tease him for being jealous. When he snaps that he’ll meet a girl better than Seo-jin or Yoon-ah, they just brag on their girls even more.

Seo-jin suddenly realizes that Soo-ah isn’t helping clean, and she finds her in her room goofing off. Soo-ah looks guilty, but she complains that she’s here as a guest. Yoon-ah shows up to break up the fight, but they just escalate, Seo-jin complaining that Soo-ah doesn’t respect her authority in her house and Soo-ah telling Seo-jin to have more respect for her unni.

Downstairs, the guys finish cleaning just as the first guest arrives, a beautiful young woman from the Ukraine named Angela. Doo-shik, as usual, falls in love, and when Joon-ki protests, “Again? You fall in love with everyone,” Doo-shik swears that this time it’s for real-real.

Doo-shik takes Angela a drink and tries to communicate with her in English, but she only speaks Ukrainian. He uses a translator app to tell Angela that he fell for her at first sight, but it translates his words as, “Would you like to split the first snowball in half?” He tries again, asking if she has a boyfriend, but the translator asks her if her friend has her ovum. LOL.

Seo-jin is on a vacation from work, but a sunbae keeps sending her documents and making her do her graduate school homework. Soo-ah grumbles that Seo-jin can’t say no to her sunbae, but she has no trouble bossing her around.

In desperation, Doo-shik tries to teach himself Ukrainian, but Dong-gu and Joon-ki come to tell them they have a way for him to communicate with Angela. With giant grins, they beckon three more houseguests into the room and explain their complicated plan.

The first guest, Marco, is from Germany and speaks Ukrainian, Bruno from France speaks German, and Hanako from Japan speaks French and Korean. Joon-ki says that Angela can speak to Marco in Ukrainian, who can speak to Bruno in German, who can speak to Hanako in French, who can tell Doo-shik in Korean what Angela said. Oh sure, there’s no possible way this could go horribly, hilariously wrong.

Willing to give it a shot, Doo-shik leads the guests to find Angela. Dong-gu and Joon-ki agree that there’s no way Angela will fall for Doo-shik, but at least they’re helping him give it a shot.

With everyone watching, Doo-shik tries to speak to Angela. He blurts out to Hanako that he fell in love at first sight, and the message passes through the translators. Marco tells her, “I fell in love at first sight,” but Angela misunderstands and turns her doe-eyes on Marco, not Doo-shik. Uh-oh.

Everyone points to Doo-shik as the lovesick puppy, and he asks what she thinks of him. Angela says she likes him and thinks he seems nice, but Hanako translates it as, “She likes you!” and Doo-shik gets his hopes up.

LOL, Dong-gu and Joon-ki are enjoying this way too much. Then Angela surprises everyone by agreeing to go on a date with Doo-shik, which makes his entire year, and he jumps up to happily hug his shocked friends for helping him.

Seo-jin takes a break from doing her sunbae’s homework, and Soo-ah walks into her room unannounced, crashes into her, and makes her drop her phone under the bed. It takes both of them and a backscratcher to get the phone back.

When they get out from under the bed, their hair is snarled together in the brush that Soo-ah was using on her hair. Yoon-ah has no luck untangling them, so they get the idea to go to a hairdresser for help.

Dong-gu and Joon-ki are grumpy that their plan to embarrass Doo-shik backfired on them. They watch as Doo-shik feeds her snacks, and Joon-ki remarks that Angela has pretty low standards, lol. They whine that Doo-shik and Angela look weird together.

Yoon-ah says they’re just jealous that Doo-shik has a beautiful girlfriend. No fool, Dong-gu says that’s not possible when he also has a beautiful girlfriend, but on the inside he admits to himself that he’s totally jealous. Joon-ki is so jealous it hurts, though he says that Seo-jin has all the beauty he needs.

Unfortunately, the hairdresser the girls go to can’t untangle their hair either, and she says she’ll have to cut the hair of one of them to get the brush out. They argue over who should make the sacrifice, but Seo-jin’s sunbae calls and demands to see her within a half hour, so she drags Soo-ah out by the… well, by the hair.

When Doo-shik comes to the guys’ room, Joon-ki says that a beautiful woman like Angela must have a boyfriend somewhere. He and Dong-gu get Doo-shik worried that Angela is two-timing, so he runs off to ask her if she has a boyfriend. Dong-gu and Joon-ki laugh evilly, though they tell each other that they’re just worried about Doo-shik.

Doo-shik sets up the translation train again to ask Angela if she’s got a boyfriend back home, and she says that Doo-shik is her first. He reports back to Joon-ki and Dong-gu, who grudgingly congratulate him but pick petty fights with him, so jealous they could spit.

When Seo-jin turns up at Sunbae’s house with Soo-ah attached to her head, Sunbae gives her an outfit to exchange for her. Soo-ah is surprised to see Seo-jin meekly taking the abuse, but Seo-jin just sighs and pulls her along.

Joon-ki is practically shaking with jealousy as he asks Doo-shik if he can handle being in a long distance international relationship, and Dong-gu purrs malevolently that Angela will probably get lonely and find someone else. But when Doo-shik asks, he discovers that Angela is an exchange student who may decide to stay in Korea.

The guys try the parental approval angle, but Doo-shik’s parents couldn’t be happier that he’s dating someone. They resort to personal attacks, criticizing his gummy smile and flaring nostrils, but Doo-shik just agrees not to smile and to plug his nose. Hee.

When Seo-jin brings back the exchanged outfit, Sunbae just barks at her before storming inside. Soo-ah is angry that she didn’t even thank Seo-jin, and she asks Seo-jin why she’s so meek with her coworker when she’s always yelling at Soo-ah.

Seo-jin pouts that she’s punched her sunbae thousands of times in her imagination, and Soo-ah gets an idea. They make a trip to a convenience store, then stake out Sunbae’s house in Rebecca until she leaves. She grabs her car door handle, and her hand is instantly stuck to it.

She screams in fury as Soo-ah and Seo-jin laugh at their superglue prank. Seo-jin belatedly worries that she’ll get caught, but Soo-ah tells her not to be a ninny and urges her on to the next part of the prank. They lower their heads, hit Rebecca’s gas, and strafe Sunbae, spraying muddy water all over her new outfit.

They drive off cackling, excited at having given Sunbae her comeuppance for treating Seo-jin like a servant. Soo-ah asks if she can take a milk bath, but Seo-jin refuses, and Soo-ah demands some sort of payback for helping Seo-jin.

Yoon-ah finds Dong-gu and Joon-ki looking pale and depressed, but they perk right up when Soo-ah and Seo-jin wander home, Seo-jin missing her bangs. Oh no, she cut her hair as payback! The guys point and laugh as Seo-jin darkly informs Soo-ah that they’re even.

Upstairs, things aren’t going so great, with Doo-shik urging the guests to stay up late and party while they’re all exhausted from the lengthy translation process. When Doo-shik asks them to convey to Angela that he’s going to pee, Hanako purposely passes along that he’s going to poop, and Angela gets disgusted.

While Doo-shik is gone, she tells Marco that she’s tired of not being able to communicate, but he says that he’s just happy it gave him an excuse to be with her. She says flirtatiously that she likes him, too.

In the morning, Dong-gu and Joon-ki slump into the living room, having been unable to sleep all night. Doo-shik runs downstairs, frantically searching for Angela, who’s gone missing. Hanako tells him that Angela and Marco stayed up all night talking, then disappeared together.

Dong-gu and Joon-ki experience miraculous recoveries, crowing that Angela and Marco must have fallen in love and run off together. Doo-shik runs out of the house screaming Angela’s name, and the guys claim, not at all repentantly, that they were so hoping this relationship would work out for him.

Within minutes, they’re both fast asleep in a big contented pile, snoring happily. Yoon-ah wonders what’s causing their big sleepy grins, figuring they must be having one hell of a good dream.

 
COMMENTS

Aww, poor Doo-shik and his little broken heart. He’s one of those guys that you just want to protect and make sure he never gets hurt, though he’d probably object to being coddled. But he just wears his emotions right out for everyone to see, so it’s difficult to watch him get his hopes up then have his heart broken over and over again. I really hope that something happens to advance things with Soo-ah soon, because they’re just so oddly perfect for each other. She needs someone who won’t mind her bossing them around but who can also stand up to her, someone who is supportive but firm when her ideas go off the rails, which Doo-shik has already proven repeatedly that he’s more than capable of. They already run a business together and have a pretty great rapport — now if they could just get over their “Ew, cooties!” reactions to each other, they might just realize that real love is right in front of them.

I love that we’re getting to see the three Waikiki boys interacting with each other more lately. As hilarious as they are separately, they’re at their funniest when they’re pranking and teasing each other, teaming up two-against-one just for fun. I love that it’s never truly mean-spirited and they all take turns being the butt of the jokes. They spread the abuse out evenly, with Doo-shik and Joon-ki give Dong-gu a hard time one day, then it’s Dong-gu and Joon-ki coming up with ridiculously convoluted plans to “help” Doo-shik’s love life. They do get jealous and angry with each other, and act out in petty ways, but never have I seen any of them actually disrespect each other or do anything that would cause a true rift in their friendship. And as willing as they are to throw each other under the bus, they’re equally willing to throw themselves under the bus for each other. They never play a joke that truly harms one of the others, and when it’s needed, they’re genuinely supportive and would go to the mat for each other.

If I didn’t already believe that Dong-gu’s feelings for Yoon-ah are sincere, his bursting into tears when she admitted that her odd behavior was just nerves would have convinced me. He was so worried and scared that she regretted her decision to be with him that he’d wound himself up like a top, and when he found out she was as nervous as he was, he just exploded. I love that he feels that intensely for Yoon-ah, and on top of that, that he trusts her enough to unabashedly cry in front of her. For a guy who would rather yell at someone than say he cares for them, his being willing to cry and put all his tender little guts out there for Yoon-ah to see speaks volumes about how he feels for her. Plus he looked about five years old, and as adorable as I’ve ever seen him. Who could resist?

Speaking of which, I take back my annoyance that we didn’t get a kiss yet (though I would have liked a bit of relationship cuteness in the second half, instead of Dong-gu envying someone else his beautiful girlfriend when he just got one of his own). Normally I’m annoyed when grown drama characters act like kissing is something scandalous (especially when one of the couple has a child), but Woohoo Waikiki never makes me feel like the characters treat each other so carefully because they’re too shy or unnaturally innocent. It’s more that they have so much pure respect for one another that they understand that it’s the feelings that count, and that the physical part of their relationship isn’t the most important thing. It’s just another way that this show takes my usual personal preferences and turns them on their ear, making me perfectly happy with situations that I would normally find frustrating. I can only conclude that this show is magic, because it’s the only reasonable explanation.

 
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Thank you for the recap!
Again I'm lagging behind on watching the show so this is helpful!! ^^

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I laughed so much when they compared Seo-jin's bangs to Choo Sarang's from "Return of Superman" because it really is an apt comparison!

Also, Dong-gu was incredibly adorable in this episode. I was surprised early in the episode by how earnestly he seemed swayed by his friends as they tried to wind him up. Kim Jung-hyun was really good at playing the "heart-on-his-sleeve" guy. But then, to see how emotional Dong-gu got while out on a date with Yoon-ah was both cute and a little heartbreaking. Dong-gu is portrayed as such a tough guy, and he is the unofficial leader of the Waikiki pack, but it is refreshing to see that he still has emotions and fears of his own.

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What I loved most- the revenge Soo ah and Seo jin got on her nasty sunbae. It's usually the guys who are involved in all the slapstick comedy so nice to see the girls get a chance to shine.
While it was played for fun, I didn't like Dong gu and Joon ki so envious of Doo shik's relationship. That precious guy just needs some affection. Hopefully the third relationship happens soon. We don't have time!
The entire translators scene was gold. I was thinking that all four guys and girls would get fed up of Doo shik and just get together and go away. But still it was sad to see his heartbreak again.

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Sooah should just give up the shopping mall and run a revenge business. She’s so good at it.

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that's such a perfect idea!!!

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What are friends for if they can't laugh at your misery... poor Doo-Shik.

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Soo Ah just keeps levelling up on the awesomeness. It was nice to see her and Seo Jin working together despite the circumstances.

Dong Gu and Yoon Ah were both adorable in their little worries over each other. Hopefully their next date will be better.

The baby swap was hilarious and I love how the boys end up saving a nearly broken marriage.

But I felt so bad for Du Shik over his love for Angela, I mean it wouldn't have worked out but seeing the other two trying to sabotage was kind of mean.

Can you believe it's already finale week next week?

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It’s not finale week next week. Nope. No way. *buys tickets for a cruise on De Nile*

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*screams* YOU CAN'T ESCAPE THE REALITY OF FINALE WEEK!! *screams*

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*rocks back and forth with fingers in my ears* La la la I’m not listening la la la

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@hotcocoagirl Get me a ticket, too.

@letseatcookies *plugging ears* NA NA NA NA NA NA

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you can't avoid it

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Done. Oh, and I also bought us both ear plugs to drown out @letseatcookies and black jackets and baseball caps to wear on the cruise so she can’t find us with her silly reality.

You can pay me back later.

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Thank you! I’ll give you $1,000,000 right after I win it in some weird bike riding racetrack. Gaza! Gaboza!

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Rude.....*goes and taunts someone else*

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@letseatcookies * victory dance a la Jun Ki as you leave*

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Oh I need money ~ Can I race too?! *makes weird tongue sticking out eye rolling face that Jun Ki and Doo Shik keep giving each other*

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Lol. The comment section is just as funny as the drama itself

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Never fear, this is the perfect type of show for a season two. ARE YOU LISTENING UNIVERSE

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Hopefully their next date will be better.

Don't expect a pleasant disaster-free date -- until maybe episode 21.

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Not even 20.5? Sigh...fine.

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I've began calling this show 'Korean Friends'. That's meant as a compliment. I could watch a whole other season of this cast.

Plus...Crybaby Dong-gu was so much better than I was hoping for.

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Is Dong Gu Ross then? I guess it makes sense...Yoon Ah is Rachel who also had a baby...

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Seo Jin is Monica and Jun Ki is Chandler. Du Shik is Joey....Soo Ah is Phoebe but she isn't as weird? or is she?

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No Su Ah is MUCH funnier than Phoebe!

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and Soo-ah is crazier than Phoebe! :)

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Soo-Ah has made being petty into a fine art, and that is no easy task. But she makes it look so easy.
I think she is my favorite female of the show by far.

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You and @lemoncello are right. After posting that comment and watching an episode with my mum, I realise I made a "misty" since she is pretty crazy and funny. LOL

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I had been imagining Jun ki as Joey due to the struggling actor thing. And they both played characters who have been unceremoniously killed off by an angry writer.

Soo Ah is a Phoebe in the sense that she marches to the sound of her own beat!

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I finally figured out what is Woohoo Waikiki is reminding me of!
ROUND THE TWIST, Australian drama. Same slapsticky humour, weaves around a little family going through the WEIRDEST adventures per episode, everything is Orange-tinted, and sometimes ott sense of gross jokes. Nonetheless, increasingly addictive and ADORABLE!😍
Has anyone else seen it?

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I haven't seen it, but now I want to. I'm especially curious about the orange tint.

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Dong-gu and Yoon-ah were so cute this episode. My heart melted when it was revealed why Yoon-ah had been so quiet on their date, and Dong-gu actually crying when he found out. What a soft fluffball. Also loved Seo-jin and Soo-ah's revenge story and the baby swap was scenes were fun! Baby Sol's expression when they left with the wrong baby was the best!

I wasn't wild about the storyline with Angela (though the translation line a la I Love Lucy in France was great lol) because they went a bit too far with the guys trying to rain on Doo-shik's parade. But it was a good episode over all.

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Thanks Lollypip for the recap! You summed it up exactly, "this show is magic".

Normally I get irritated at slapstick or hygiene related jokes (too easy to do for a laugh and so predictable), but this show cracks me up to the point of tears. Why does it feel so fresh and hilarious with this cast? -The acting and the setup style of each story line. Plus opportunity. Although there is a main love line and tribulations to get the couple together, its not the only story. Each character has growth and opportunity to shine.

My fave characters are Joon Ki and Du Sik. Any episode without their bromance and I feel cheated. Of course i love Sol (cutest baby i have ever seen). Enjoyed this drama too much and will be sad to see it go!

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When Du Shik and Joon Ki spun around slow mo to swap the babies to the music from the Bourne Identity, I bout died. This show.

It really was nice to see different pairings this week -- we've been focused on the love stories that I've missed the bro- and wo-mance. This is one K drama where I like the romance, but I'm here for the ensemble.

Are we ever going to be able to see these actors as anything but these lovable manchildren? Remember when Kim Jung-hyun was a suave, sexy high schooler? Nope, me either.

Also, remember when Soo-ah was just Dong-gu's bratty ex girlfriend? Now she's just as big a part of the team as the others. Her feisty, determined personality is so great!

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Whoever handles the music and sound effects for the series is a freakin genius!

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So glad this week we got to see more Du Shik-soooo funny! They all have great comedic timing. He's so adorable!!!!

I'm so sad it's over next week :(((((

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I really hated the way Joon ki and Dong gu were so incredibly jealous of Doo shik just because the girl that he was interested in was so pretty and out of his league. Aren't they supposed to be in happy relationships? The emphasis on physical beauty in this drama sometimes rubs me the wrong way. I though the sabotage took it a little too far and it kind of put a damper on the episode for me. All the other parts were great and I really enjoyed the first half with Yoon ah and Dong gu on their date. Also loved some Soo ah and Seo jin bonding.

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1. Doo-shik & Jun-ki = DISASTER!!! :) :) :). It's clear that these boys never learn from the past mistakes, LoL.

2. How many times did Doo-shik got rejected during the whole series? LoL. First with her crush with his convenient store boss' daughter, then Mal-geum, now Angela. Did I miss something? LoL. I think Soo-ah and Doo-shik should listen up to Junki's, LoL.

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Dong Gu crying and then asking if they could hold hands was just about the cutest thing I've seen. I got a bit teary eyed actually lol

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Dong-gu’s first date with Joon-ah was a classic. His friends were mean to him but that helped rather than hurt in the end. Emotionally, Joon-ah is in a scary situation. Her confession at the end of the last episode took every ounce of her courage (and she has never looked so beautiful and womanly than at that moment when she was standing in front of Dong-gu). It makes sense that she was totally consumed by nervousness. When she saw Dong-gu actually crying with joy that she was no going to dump him you could see how much it truly touched her heart: Not out of pity or empathy, but with the understanding that she really means so much to him. Dong-gu means it- and she knows it- and that means that her courage has been rewarded with a very real love. Nothing could have advanced this relationship faster than this awful but fabulous mess of a first date.
In contrast the Angela-Dooshik story was a serious detour and one that does not seem to fit the over-all story. Lollypip is right in pointing out that Soo-ah and Doo-shik are oddly well matched. Yet Doo-shik could get into this impossible, if brief, relationship without Soo-ah feeling even a hint of jealousy? Perhaps Soo-ah could see how impossible it was but still, if that ship is going to sail it has to do it soon. I would actually have been disappointed in Soo-ah if it were not for the way in which she helped Seo-jin get revenge on her work senior. The added splash of mud at the end made it all the funnier (and even more satisfying).
This is where I have to ask one very important question: Is there any chance for another extension of this show? Say for another 4, or better yet 40, more episodes?

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Sometimes... very rarely... we see series get a second season. Vampire Prosecutor, Age of Youth, Let's Eat. Most K-Dramas aren't set up to keep going, they were telling a specific story and come to an end. It seems Waikiki could just keep going and going. All of Dong-gu's friends attending his fake marriage has never been addressed. Do they think's he's married?

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Rebecca still making a cameo and being driven around!😂 Did Soo-ah realize where she was sitting on?! Ewww!😵😷😆

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I know!! I couldn't stop thinking about it when they were in the car.

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Angela on YOUTUBE
https://youtu.be/hXhYiFni-wU

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Regarding the winky faces Junki and Dooshik were using to signal that they were messing with him: hilarious! Definitely not an ordinary wink but more like a series of emoticons come to life.

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