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Greasy Melo: Episodes 9-12

This show isn’t called “melo” for nothing, as our characters face some difficult truths and struggle through the confusing and depressing feelings those truths evoke. Despite the heaviness, there’s still loads of the cute and wacky moments that make this drama so delightful. It’s an odd balance, to be sure. But then again, you sometimes need a little acidity to balance all the grease.

 
EPISODES 9-12 WEECAP

Poong tells Sae-woo that she should come by the restaurant tomorrow and be his first customer. He promises that he’ll cook her anything she wants. In the morning, he hunts around for his precious recipe book filled with notes he’s made over the years. Except that book was stolen by his ex-friend who became the new sous chef at Giant Hotel.

While Poong rummages through his bookcases, he finds an old medical textbook that belongs to Dal-hee. He doesn’t notice the ultrasound photo that falls out of it. Uh-oh.

The Giant Hotel staff have been trying in vain to remove a knife that Poong embedded in Seung-ryong’s door, back when Poong first discovered Dal-hee was cheating on him. It’s stuck like the sword in the stone, and no amount of strength will remove this culinary Excalibur.

Sae-woo calls Chil-sung to invite him to have breakfast with her at his restaurant. Even though Chil-sung was sound asleep when she called, he happily hurries around to get ready for his “date.”

Meanwhile, Poong with his new staff, Seol-ja and Geok-jung, prepare for their first day of business. There’s also Dong-shik, the one gangster Poong didn’t fire. Tthe rest of the gangsters glower at Dong-shik because he’s still working for Poong, but Chil-sung promises that he’ll make sure all the boys will get their jobs back soon.

First, though, he has to adorably wait for Sae-woo to arrive. Poong also anxiously waits for her. Sae-woo arrives, looking like a Spring bride as she carries a bouquet of flowers. Chil-sung practically blushes, thinking they’re for him, but instead she shoves them at Poong: “Congratulations! I hope your business flourishes!”

She then tells Chil-sung that she won’t be the general manager, and that he shouldn’t use his connections to help her again. Aw, poor sad Chil-sung, who retreats to his apartment and slowly picks up all the discarded clothes that he had deemed not perfect enough for a date with Sae-woo. The heart, it breaks.

Poong hands Sae-woo a menu and asks what she wants to order. She chirps that he promised to make her “anything,” so that’s what she wants — she trusts Poong to serve her what he thinks is best. As she cheerfully babbles about how great it would be to officially add an “anything” chef’s special option to the menu, you can almost see the little hearts growing in Poong’s eyes as he looks at her.

Poong decides to make seafood jajangmyun for Sae-woo — which means she finally gets to eat her jajangmyun! Whew!

It’s the first jajangmyun she’s had all year, and she eagerly gobbles up the bowl, much to the delight of Poong and his staff. Even perpetually-grumpy Dong-shik flashes a smile to see her joyfully slurping down his noodles.

The rest of the boys have bugged the private dining room and cooked up an excuse for Sae-woo and Chil-sung to be there alone, so that they can know exactly what’s going between Sae-woo and their boss. Sae-woo shows Chil-sung a photo of her with her husband. Hahahaha, of course her horse is in the middle of the photo, too.

Pffft, Chil-sung tries to avoid looking at it, and an exasperated Sae-woo demands to know why Chil-sung likes her, even though he knows it’s a one-sided love. She tries to tell him all her faults — she even farts in front of him. Repeatedly. OMG.

She finally admits that she’s starting to feel sorry for him, which makes her worried because then she might want to try and understand him. Sae-woo makes him pinky promise that he won’t fall in love with her. The boys listen to their secret recording of the meeting, feeling sorry for what their boss must be going through.

Later that night, JIN JUNG-HYE (Lee Mi-sook) arrives at the restaurant to apply for a job as waitstaff. She’s the kind of delicate, pampered woman who’s never worked hard a day of her life, and her claim to fame is winning a minor beauty pageant. She explains to Poong that the restaurant could use a former “Miss Onion” as a hostess since people will want to look at a beautiful face while they eat.

Poong points out that a restaurant is only as good as its food. However, he does offer the role as dishwasher, assuming she’ll refuse. Instead, with tears in her eyes, she accepts and says she’ll do her best.

Ohhhhh, apparently Seol-ja was the one who told Jung-hye about the job, and she and Geok-jung are happy Jung-hye got the job. It seems like they both used to work Jung-hye, based on the way they refer to her. They all promise to keep their connection to each other a secret from Poong.

Sae-woo is on her way to check on her horse (who is still going through chemo), when she gets a call from a mysterious woman who wants to meet her. The woman requests that Sae-woo get a divorce so that she can marry Oh-jik, Sae-woo’s missing husband (who still hasn’t talked to Sae-woo since the failed wedding, although he’s apparently been in contact with this new woman).

Meanwhile, Poong has found the ultrasound photo that fell out of Dal-hee’s book. He barges into Giant Hotel, angry and intent on finding out why Dal-hee had an abortion without discussing it with him. He yanks out the impossible-to-remove knife and then throws it towards Seung-ryong and Dal-hee (at least he warns them not to move so they don’t get hurt).

Poong wipes away his tears as he demands Dal-hee apologize. Seung-ryong has no idea what’s going on, but Dal-hee sees the crumpled ultrasound photo in Poong’s hand. Seung-ryong’s goonies drag Poong away and beat him up. Downstairs in the hotel lobby, Sae-woo cries over her own crumpled photograph — the one of her and Oh-jik (and the horse!).

The two of them dazedly make their way out of the hotel, and Sae-woo is shocked to see the bloodied Poong. Sae-woo starts to cry when she tells Poong that her husband isn’t answering any of her calls. Poong says they should go drink beer on the bridge, but Sae-soo blurts out that they should drink alcohol and have a fling instead.

That stops Poong in his tracks. He wonders if she likes him, but she points out that’s not important to have a fling. He agrees, but balks at the skinship, saying they could just enjoy each other’s presence instead. Suuuuure.

They both resolutely throw away their respective crumpled photographs, and head out of the hotel to start their “casual affair.” Sae-woo says they should go somewhere where they can get drunk first, and makes Poong promise that it’s just a one-night-stand, and that they’ll forget it ever happened.

As Sae-woo marvels that she’s “not that kind of woman,” they argue over the fact that they haven’t done anything yet. Poong suddenly leans in and kisses her just to prove that they have. She starts to cry, much to Poong’s consternation, and he backpedals. But she’s distracted by how beat-up his face is and starts inspecting him, telling him that his eyes look like her favorite treat: almonds.

He promises to make her an almond dish, which causes her eyes light up much more than the kiss did. That also seems to wake her up from the desire to have an affair. All she really wants right now is Poong’s almonds (no innuendo intended).

Embarrassed that she asked a married man to sleep with her, she slaps Poong, disappointed that he actually agreed to do it.

Poong demands to know what made Sae-woo go from giving wedding invitations to strangers, to suddenly wanting to jump of a bridge. Sae-woo tearfully explains that she must still love her husband, considering how much he’s made her cry. Poong admits that he must still love his wife, considering how much she’s made him angry.

It’s a rough night for everyone, apparently, because Sae-woo’s horse is sad that she forgot to visit him (since she got distracted by the mystery woman). But at least he has a pretty neighbor mare to keep him distracted — although his horsey heart forever belongs to Sae-woo. (Whose heart doesn’t, though?)

Chil-sung’s boys are doing their best to cheer their boss up (without letting on that they know that he just had his heart broken by Sae-woo). He’s still moping over Sae-woo, and Gum Granny (who has somehow joined their party), literally slaps some sense into him, reminding him he’s crazy to fall for a married woman.

Sae-woo is delighted to see her in-laws waiting for her when she gets home, until she realizes that they’re there to demand she sign divorce papers. They blame her for being the reason her son can’t return to Korea, but Oh-jik told them that if she signed the papers, she could keep the house. She signs the divorce papers, but refuses to stay in the house another night.

A drunken Chil-sung staggers out of the karaoke rooms and runs into Poong on his way home. Chil-sung’s happy to see Poong, and orders the younger man to drink with him. Chil-sung challenges Poong to an arm-wrestling contest, and the loser has to grant the wish of the winner. Chil-sung wins and makes Poong promise to use his boys as deliverymen.

They’re shocked to discover that Sae-woo at the table next to them — and also drunk. Hahaha, I love how Chil-sung does his I’m-attracted-to-you “Sneeze!” every time she drunkenly winks at him.

She has all of her suitcases with her because she’s now homeless. Poong’s the only sober one and tries corral the two stumbling drunks. They end up dragging Sae-woo — inside her suitcase — back to Chil-sung’s place.

Hahaha, they all fall asleep in Chil-sung’s bed. Aw, Chil-sung looks so happy to wake up with a smiling Sae-woo next to him. He even tries to stifle his “Sneeze!” to keep her from waking up. He’s still determined to give up his crush on her, though.

Later, Chil-sung runs into Seung-ryong at a car wash. Knowing Seung-ryong had Poong beaten up, Chil-sung warns Seung-ryong not to hurt Poong any more. You mess his chef, you mess with him. Chil-sung then beats up Seung-ryong as the car goes through the wash. At least he buys Seung-ryong ice cream afterwards.

Sae-woo drags her suitcases into her parents’ home and starts calling out: “Auntie! Oppa! Mom!” Who should come running out to greet her but Seol-ja, Geok-jung, and Jung-hye. They’re surprised that Sae-woo has returned home, but she just says she feels lonely without Oh-jik.

Sae-woo is shocked that her other got a job as a dishwasher at the restaurant. Seol-ja apologetically explains that they all wanted to find a way to stay in the house they’ve grown used to living in (Seol-ja as the cook, Geuk-jeong as the chauffeur, Jung-hye as the lady of the house), so they all got jobs and pooled their money to pay a few month’s rent.

Giant Hotel kitchen is busy as always, but the “Happy Wok” is totally empty. Perhaps it’s a good thing, because Poong can’t hold a wok with his broken hand, a fact he tries to hide from his staff.

Dal-hee stops by the restaurant to talk to Poong, and once she sees how hurt he is, she tells him he should go to a hospital. He ignores her, and she blurts out that she’s sorry for getting an abortion and not telling him about it.

She just didn’t think she could handle having a child, starting a new clinic, and getting married all at the same time. She’s also sorry she married Poong even though she no longer loved him. Poong says it’s over between them and Dal-hee shouldn’t come back to the restaurant

Sae-woo, who arrived at the restaurant in time to hear all this, later tells Poong they should go to the doctor to get his wrist checked. He distracts her by complaining about her winking habit when she’s drunk, which leads her to ask that they forget about the kiss and pretend last night never happened. She then asks if he’ll hire her as wait staff, but Poong dismisses her.

Poong finally accepts the fact that his wrist needs medical attention. It starts to pour buckets on his way home from the hospital, and Poong runs to the restaurant to awkwardly change out of his wet shirt. I’m assuming this scene is to show how it’s impossible for him to do simple tasks with his arm in a cast. Mmm-hmm.

Due to the rain, the restaurant is suddenly filled with a bunch of customers in the middle of a work outing who needed to find a last-minute place to relocate. Poong stares at the full restaurant in a panic, since he’s the only one there.

He sprints upstairs to find Chil-sung. Chil-sung’s also taken aback to see how many people are in the restaurant, but they didn’t need to worry about who was going to take orders because Sae-woo is there, proving that maybe Poong misjudged her as she effortlessly waits on the unexpected guests.

Poong sees this challenge as an opportunity to show off his amazing chef skills, and vows that he’ll fulfill every single order. Chil-sung is annoyed that he’s obviously still attracted to Sae-woo. Those “Sneeze!” outbursts don’t lie!

Poong flies into action, but he’s limited by how much he can do because of his cast. He tries to fulfill the complicated orders with some help from Sae-woo, while Chil-sung continues to take orders and serve alcohol.

Finally Poong realizes that it’s impossible to do everything the way he wants, and decides to make the menu simple instead. He tries to teach Sae-woo how to use the ladle while he controls the wok, but she accidentally spills oil on him, which catches on fire.

Poong yells for her to get away, but she suddenly runs at him to smother the flames with her body. As soon as their bodies touch, lighting flashes and thunder crashes outside. Sae-woo is worried that Poong is hurt because of her clumsy mistake, but he just stares at her. Poong: “What do I do now?”

 
COMMENTS

Aw, I actually really like that Sae-woo is literally becoming Poong’s right-hand woman (’cause, y’know, his right hand is broken). Although I’m not sure if I’m ready to believe that she’s supposedly his “one true love,” if only because they both need some time to get over their failed marriages and rebound relationships seemed forever doomed. But I’m all for everyone working together and helping each other become the best that they can be.

I love that we’re finding out how everyone’s connected. No wonder Sae-woo loves food so much, if she’s had Seol-ja as her personal chef for the past decade. I’m such a sucker for people supporting each other as chosen families, so Seol-ja and Geok-jeun coming together to make sure Jin-hye still has a place to live makes me so happy. Now I want everyone to live at Jin-hye’s home and help her save it, while they all work at the restaurant (and save that, too!).

There’s surely enough room in that big house to fit not just Poong (because he won’t want to live in a place where he keeps thinking of Dal-hee, right?), but all the gangster boys. And Gum Granny, who must somehow be related to Jin-hye — perhaps a long-lost mother? Aunt? Sister? Chil-sung can come, too, but only if he brings his horse statue. Sae-woo’s horse could use a new neighbor!

My heart breaks a little for Chil-sung, though, because his crush is so real and pure and adorable, but you just know it’s going nowhere. He knows it, too, despite the fact he can’t seem to shake it. Sigh. Is there a way for the trio to live happily-ever-after together? Because that’s the solution I really want. Everyone together, forever, being happy in their quirky ways as they run the best jajangmyun shop in the country while forgetting all their emotional baggage.

 
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I think the drama has finally meshed for me with these episodes and I'm fully on-board Sae Woo/Poong as the OTP.

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Meshed is how I would put it too. I thought the first two were just crazy enough to hook me. But there were so many elements in three and four and they were so wild I was starting to feel a bit lost. But these two were awesome. They just brought everything together and the whole show finally clicked.

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The conversation between Sae Woo and Poong at the hotel and in the car is so awkwardly cute. It's like they are innocent, but they are not at the same time. I love how Poong care about Sae Woo that he doesn't allow Chil Sung to bring Sae Woo to his house alone.

I love how this writer gives the double meaning behind certain scenes. Like odilettante said, how Sae Woo become Poong's right-hand woman because his right hand is broken. Also another scene where Poong shut his (ex?) wife out and asked her to go away, and Sae Woo entering Hungry & Pan (Poong's heart) without Poong noticing it.

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Me too. Also, I disagree with @odilettante about the tofu almond scene. She didn't turn down the affair because she 'woke up' and wanted his food instead. She turned down the affair because what was supposed to be a one-night thing had become one-night thing plus another night of him cooking for her. That is, they were already planning on extending it before it even started.

When she cried because she "really wanted to eat his almonds" the pun was totally intended. She realised on some level that she liked him and wanted to spend more time with him. And you don't have a one-night stand with somebody you actually like and want to eat dinner with later.

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Good for you, odilettante, for picking up on the Sword in the Stone!

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It doesn't seem too silly any more. Tugs at my heart. Looking forward to wherever this journey is going.

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CS and his minions are really fun to watch, love the karaoke scene and JH’s little dance haha

Meanwhile I find SP too haughty for my liking. Hope he learns his lesson soon and realise he cannot survive alone in the restaurant kitchen without help.

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SP is brash and has a temper, but I don't think he ever thought he could survive in the kitchen by himself? That's why he wanted help, and was looking for workers. I mean, having help and having help that could actually do work are two different things lol. That's why only one of CS's men got to stay bc the rest of them were useless. If I had them in my kitchen, I'd be barking like crazy too.

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I totally agree with you!
It's what I wanted to say but you articulated the words so beautifully

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Spot on recap, odilettante. You really captured the quirkiness and the heartbreak.

I'm crazy about this show. I hope it carries the quirkiness and heart all the way through, and doesn't lose its way. What a terrific moment for an ending. Thunder! Lightning! Poong totally smitten. What do I do now?.....

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Chil Sung is a prime example of a character that is elevated beyond what's on paper just because a great actor is inhabiting the role. I feel that I shouldn't love the character too much and be this invested in his emotional life but I do and most likely it's because of Jang Hyuk. ;) And the fact that he's such a loveable martial arts movie aficionado just seals the deal for me.

I wish I was more enthused about the SW-Poong ship because I can see what the writer is doing but I can't help feeling that I'm being forced fed (no pun intended) to get on board. All the sexual overtones in that cooking scene at the end of Episode 12 can't be ignored but it's probably just me that felt it was hamfisted and cringeworthy.

Overall I love this show and the wacky humour. The love triangle aside, I especially adore how the relationships are shaping up amongst the men. The karaoke scene was gold. Not sure why Chil Sung's boys aren't trying to get singing gigs because they are much better singers than they are cooks apparently.

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You are not alone, I have read many other comments saying that the SW-P ship seemed forced and rushed in the last few episodes.

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I'm still on the Chil Sung ship! Even though it may never leave the harbor, I will raise the sails and hope for a good wind lol
Full disclosure, Jang Hyuk is not my fave. I was really put off by his performance in fated to love you - I'm still low key scarred by his laugh. That said, I really love him in this role. He is obviously a talented actor and I agree he really elevates this character. Chil Sung might be my favorite gangster. I love how he loves his boys and his fierce loyalty. I'm hoping that things don't get too heart breaking for him.
I'm really not feeling Poong at all. I think it's mainly because I'm a little tired of the brash hot headed trope. I'm patiently waiting for the part of the show when he becomes less abrasive and more caring

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I agree that the writer makes it that SP came off as too harsh and abrasive at times (I think mainly this shows when it concerns his kitchen lol), but actually since early on he has shown a more caring side of him, especially when it came to Saewoo (or, at that time, 'the girl in the mask'). For instance, I was pretty impressed when he took saewoo to the restaurant to get her away from the bridge and made her promise not to kill herself before she paid for all the jajangmyeons she's gonna eat. And he looked so concerned when he found out she left. Actually, most of his subsequent interactions with her showed his caring side. Although, I must admit, he should tone done his yelling in the kitchen lol.

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His laugh also scared the hell out of me but if you can bear with him for a few episodes and can be opeminded about his character's wackiness then you will see he actually did a lot for the character. The director of FLTY loves to make his male lead laugh in a crazy way like he also did with Cha seung Won in The Greatest Love.
Besides JH has many good dramas(even movies) in different genres where he is completely nuanced and deviod of scary laugh.

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It's not the abrasive side that bothers me because I don't mind abrasive leads if there's more to them that being abrasive. But I think you're on to something regarding the stock brash hot head. It probably doesn't help when everyone else around the character is having a ball being quite nutty.

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dramalave, "Jang Hyuk is not my fave. I was really put off by his performance in fated to love you - I'm still low key scarred by his laugh. "
<- Fated to Love You is one of my favorite romance/sort of melo dramas.
Jang Hyuk really got my attention right at the beginning with his shampoo ad demonstration, and throughout the episodes he could really pull you into any emotion or thoughts he was having.
As one Beanie commented, something like: who else could make you bawl through your screen, through another screen?

Yes, at the beginning of the story, Jang Hyuk's character was an eccentric executive and his character's laugh was rather strange, but not as bizarre or even freakish as many comments made it sound that I had read before watching.
Importantly, later in the drama, it was shown that the profuse laughter had become a habit because of something his father had told him.

Besides JH, the other Jang, NaRa, was also especially good in her role.
I was plenty "immersed".

Compared to those two, Choi Jin-hyuk's character was written very vanilla, and didn't give him an opportunity to show his stuff as in Tunnel.

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Where's the 'EDIT" function?
Sorry, dramalava, for the mistyped name spelling.

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I feel the same too. I don't really have Second Lead Syndrome nowadays because the male protagonists in dramaland over the recent years have been overall decent, but in Greasy Melo, I don't find Seo Poong clicking with me. When you compare him with Doo Chilsung, he lacks depth. And I find it not genuine that Seo Poong connects romanitcally with Sae-woo because it's fated and through their common woes.

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I almost never have SLS so yeah, this is a weird experience for me. :D I mustn't be buying into the fate stuff either.
I am disappointed that the OTP romance doesn't seem to be doing it for me because the love triangle in Jealousy Incarnate was so much fun. In that HS had to earn his way back into NR's good books. She always had feelings for him on some level but they had a history prior and she was dating another guy when he started to really fall for her.

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That almond thing looked so yummy! Is it a real thing, or is it only for this show? I waited 3 weeks for Saewoo to be able to eat jjajangmyun, now I'm going to have to wait for her eat the almond dish.

I hope the knife that Poong removed from the door is now permanently stuck on the headboard.

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I started watching WoL this week bc after JBL I'm honestly prepared to watch anything Junho's in, and also bc he said that this is going to be a lighthearted fare.. 3 weeks in and Seopoong's already betrayed and abandoned by the only family he knew, betrayed by all his 'friends', framed for misconducts he didn't commit, took a loan from a loan shark, got saddled with a bunch of gangsters who won't listen to him, get forcibly tattooed all through his back by said gangsters, found out his ex aborted their baby without him knowing and got beat up by asshole CEO's goons.. And finally when he has customers, can't even cook because his hand is hurt.. I mean. I know the hero needs to hit rock bottom before he can get back up again, but to quote Gangdoo in JBL, how many levels are there to rock bottom lmaoo. At this point, Seopoong doesn't need a new love interest. He needs a therapist, and maybe a pet to regulate all that anger and betrayal lol.

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WHAT. Is your username really almond? It's fate!

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lmao yes! I admit I was chuckling when she said that lol

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I loved JBL. Honestly, Junho's so talented. I laughed after he got beaten up by the thugs. In a vlive with the other members of 2PM (except Taecyeon, who is serving right now) back in January, Junho complained about how his character in JBL kept on getting beaten up. The other members laughed and were like, "You look so pitiful." After watching this week's episode, I was like, "Man Junho, you just can't get a break. All of your characters get the crap kicked out of them."

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I have a theory that the writer is probably going for a character growth for Seo Poong because she gave a plot twist that it was Sae-woo's horse was sick.

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Perhaps it's the horse that will get the character growth. He seems a bit needy.

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Agree with you here. Given all that Chef Poong has to go through it's a wonder he didn't throw in the towel.
Those commenting about how abrasive and mean his character is should really ask yourself - if Chef Poong is still a friendly, lovable person at this point, is he even well mentally? The dude needs time to heal and Saewoo with a smile that can light up the whole universe will slowly melt his cold heart.

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All I could think of during the hand wrestling scene was about the time Junho and Taecyeon arm wrestled and Taecyeon literally broke his bones hahaha. I'm rejoicing at this bromance FINALLY starting to bloom that took way too long imo.

Also, I'm a little disappointed with the writer's decision to with the soulmate and the fortune cookie. I felt like SP and SW's relationship was already quite organically built, and that fortune just sort of cheapened what would hv been a much more meaningful build up, but meh. I never know half of what this show is actually trying to accomplish lol. That said, the whole exchange about the affair was precious and I'm quite on board now. Rather than being sexual overtones, I think the exchange really pointed out how innocent the two are. They're both clearly not experienced in two-timing, and SP thinking they could just have an emotional affair and SW's little head shake really cracked me up lol.

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I don't think Poong gave her a second thought until he read the fortune. Then he started to look and listen, and realized that besides being crazy and brave and wounded just like him, she also is nuts about food. First the fortune cookie that got her down from the railing, then the almond dish he imagined for her, then the "anything" chef's special conversation, then the way she wolfed down the jajangmyun. Not like his ex, who was disgusted by food smells and totally couldn't appreciate his passion for cooking.

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Oh, but I think what I actually like abt SP and SW's relationship is that prior to the fortune cookie he really did constantly have second thoughts about her, even if he didn't realise it himself. Like when they met at the hotel the first time, and he noticed her immediately. And when we later find out that even tho he ignored her he actually listened to all her ramblings. SP def has wasy too much on his mind to think about the random lady he encountered once or twice lol, but I also think even without the fortune he would have been particularly interested abt the girl in the fencing mask. They didn't need that fortune to build up their relationship from it, so I do agree with Ona on this. There was already a foundation in sharing a nice moment at your lowest points, the writer didn't hv to drop an anvil on our heads for us to get it.. Or maybe they do bc some ppl's reactions to this drama's "couples" hv been a bit intense lol.

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I ship both of them too and do not require an anvil to be dropped on my head for me to get all those tiny precious moments.
But i do hope before the show ends Mr. Light will get another cute lady of his own because seeing him alone would break my heart too. Maybe like in the series Shopping King Louie where the ending shows Yong Sang-hyun getting another chance with someone similar to Bok-Shil.

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They were definitely sexual overtones but their innocence and inexperience is what made it so delightful.

I agree with you about the fortune cookie but then I hate superstition generally so I'm always annoyed at the stupid "destiny" thing.

The theme of the show is fusion, the coming together of seemingly disparate elements to form something greater than the sum of its parts. And while in some cases that is probably going to be romantic, I feel that romance is the least-important objective of that theme. Even in these episodes, the emphasis moved quickly through romance to Poong and Sae-woo learning to work together as one in the kitchen, which is where this fusion happens.

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I am not feeling the romance between SW & Poong at all and it has everything to do with Jang Hyuk as CS, and I find him to have more chemistry with JRW.
For now I'll still watch the show but it depends on how much they'll focus on the romance between SW & Poong if I'll drop it later or not.

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Everytime I read Knetz comments after each episode airs, the top comment will be someone rooting for CS-SW ship. Not too sure how the writer is going to resolve this, but I am not too bothered by this, I usually skip any parts of a drama that I do not like.

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I admit I came to this drama aith bias, half the reason am watching this drama is JH.
I already started skipping some parts of the drama but like I said I am willing to stick with it for while yet, we'll see what will happen.

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I'm actually in kinda the opposite situation. I watched this show for Junho. I was really pleasantly surprised by Jang Hyuk as CS and will still be okay if CS ends up with SW, but I'd stop watching if they started messing around with Poong's character.

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I like Junho's charactor just fine, it's just the romance aspect I'm not liking, I would've been fine with it without the whole True Love thing going on.
As I said in another comment JH playing the second lead is throwing me off

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I'm watching for Junho too. I liked him as the good 'villain' in Chief Kim and each scene of him eating really makes me go looking for food. Couldn't really hate him there and was really glad he turned out well despite his villainous beginning.

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@bizzybody Chief Kim was one of the first k-dramas I watched (I'm still a Hallyu infant; I started listening to K-pop in January 2017 and watched my first drama in July 2017). I fell in love with Min Namgoong and Junho pretty fast, and Junho continues to be my favourite Korean celebrity (tied with Kim Jong-dae aka Chen from Exo and Lee Soogeun).

I was really happy that Junho turned out good in Chief Kim as well! I also really liked Junho in Just Between Lovers (the plot was pretty meh in that show, but the leads were so good init that I basically forgot all my misgivings). After WoL, I'm pretty convinced Junho acting skills are unimpeachable.

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@Maq, I wanted to watch Just Between Lovers but as you said the plot doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy so I skipped that. I prefer something lighthearted with a compulsory good ending. Daily life is so full of stress, don't want to be filled with more watching k-dramas.
Chief Kim was really fun. If you like Namgoong Min you should try watching Sensory Couple/A Girl Who Sees Smells. He was a real super villain but such a stylish one - made me think if my life goal is to be a villain, I aim to be like his character here hahahaha......
In fact, I watched Chief Kim because of him, which leads me to another villain, Junho. Never thought I'd be the type to ship villains.

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Really? I find Poong and Sae-woo so cute! I was totally CS-SW, but now I've turned around and leaning towards the former.

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I'm still not convinced that a woman will overlook a man like Jang Hyuk. They should've chosen a different actor. Even his character Chil Sung is extremely likable.

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When CS stared at SW, Poong said “Just give her blanket...” then he pulled the blanket under SW’s body to have her covered. CS was speechless!

Up to episode 12, I’d think CS is “guardian angel” to Poong & SW. He has unrequited love to SW; but still lent her some money she needed. He helped Poong with the restaurant. And later, he beaten SR!

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Yes. I think CS will be playing the guardian angel role. He is the protector of everyone and I do wish he won't be heartbroken (too much).

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I could make so many noodle jokes but I think you got the idea from my fan wall.

I freaking love everything about this show.

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The horse is adorable, LOL.

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That horse is also a bit of a weirdo lol but I hope he gets a horse girlfriend to love

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At first, I didn't think Poong would have a chance to win Seo-woo's heart because Chil-sung and her have a really adorable and off-beat chemistry that their scenes simply shine. That's it, until this week eps nudge Poong and Seo-woo to have proper talk after all their earlier misunderstanding.
And I. Freaking. Love. It.

They have a very logical conversation about many sensitive topics in the most bizarre way possible, that I couldn't decide whether to just laugh or marvel at their hidden wisdom. Who knows that you can talk about dying, suicide, or having an affair very matter-of-factly and make it oddly amusing instead of sounding cold? I think I'm in love with the conversations in this drama.

Who could forget Seo-woo's detail and lovely explanation about certain dish called 'Anything'? Or this delightfully odd and straightforward convo?

"Should we get a room?"
"You're so smooth. You must have a lot of affairs."
"This is my first affair. Is this place too expensive?"
"That's not the problem. We threw our
trash out here. Let's go somewhere else."

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I never thought Chil-sung was even in the race. And that will be my last word on this because I only like shipping wars if I'm an amused observer.

I also loved the way Poong and Seo-woo interacted with each other in this. They know each other's worse things and have come into each other's life at the exact right time.

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I think what's tjtowing me off is JH playing CS, I just expect him to end up with the heroin.

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This show is silly, crazy, weird and wacky, and I TOTALLY LOVE IT!

Every time a scene with that knife-calibur came, all I can think of is, "they could just replace that entire door like what Dong-hoon's wife in My Ahjussi did when Dong-hoon punch their door. It's a 6 star hotel!" Just sayin'.

When the 'other woman' met and keep telling how much Sae-woo jerk husband love/like her better, and keep asking Sae-woo where O-jik is, I can't help but think "if that jerk love/care about you so much, why are you asking Sae-woo where he is? Shouldn't you be the one with the knowledge of his whereabouts, since he only contacted you?" Lol.

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Those are both great points!

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My opinion regarding the door is it has something to do with pride and ego. It somehow shows the character of the CEO on how he likes to have Poong’s wife though with his money he could find someone new, but he doesn’t want to do that at the moment.

As for the girl meeting Sae Woo, I’m putting some benefit of the doubt towards Sae Woo’s husband. He seemed to be so in love with Sae Woo from the flashback and I think the whole scene of that girl meeting Sae Woo is just awkward. Maybe he pays someone to play that role for Sae Woo to move on and forget about him. Maybe he’s pressured by his parents to divorce. Idk, just my opinion.

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I don't think Sae-woo's husband has anything to do with this. It's noticeable that none of this has come from him. It's all third-parties. This is the in-laws and at some point her husband is going to pop up and tell her he never wanted to split up.

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I suspect this as well. The in-laws have got Sae-woo's husband locked up somewhere and I'm guessing he'll turn up when romance starts heating up between the leads.

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So my thoughts about this show are just a confused welter at this point, so I'm just gonna number 'em off:

1.) Whoever wrote the scene where Junho takes off his shirt in order to change: THANK YOU! PLEASE WRITE MORE OF THESE SCENE!

2.) I feel like a filthy turncoat for saying this, but I'm officially Team Poong now. A week ago I couldn't imagine Chil-sung not being with Sae-woo - they're so cute! - but now I think I find Poong and Sae-woo cuter! The weird kiss, Poong's obvious jealousy over Chil-sung and Sae-woo's drunken shenanigans, Poong kicking Chil-sung off the bed, Poong getting all jelly about Sae-woo's "racy" (LOL) winking, that end scene of episode 12...Sorry, but I'm a convert now. (Although Junho's like my Korean celebrity #1, so my apostasy was really quite foreseeable and likely.)

3.) I was kinda afraid Poong would be similar to Seo Yul and to Lee Gang-doo, but now I'm starting to see differences. Poong is more earnest that Yul, more mature than Gang-doo, easier to read emotionally than Yul and Gang-doo, etc. I'm still hoping we'll see more differentiation, but I'm pretty damn satisfied with Junho's acting as usual.

4.) Sae-woo is literally sunshine, and Jung Ryeo-won was the perfect choice for this role.

5.) I'm so so so hoping Poong's horrible ex disappears from this drama sooner rather than later. I will never forgive the writer if she puts Poong and her together again.

6.) I'm surprisingly enjoying this drama more than everything else that's on air right now, and more than anything since INaR. It's the right combination of light and dramatic, the pacing feels right, the dialogue is zany and cool, and nothing really seems out of place or missing despite the plot being pretty bare bones.

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(Although Junho's like my Korean celebrity #1, so my apostasy was really quite foreseeable and likely.)

You win just for using the word apostasy.

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I expect nothing less from an INAR fan

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All of this! Yes!
... the only thing to add is that Chil-sung's cute sneezing slays me every time!

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Huzzah, I totally agree. Jung Rye Won is just wonderful in this role and so cute. I too am enjoying the drama the most, although Come and Hug Me is a very close second.

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I have wanted to say this since Ep 1, I want to be Chil-Sung when I grow up. He is the coolest, silliest, duck in the litter and I want to be him. I have never seen such an odd, loyal, cool, scary-faced man ever. I need to be him.

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First time I see someone aspiring to be a gangster leader haha.. speaks volume about CS's charisma

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Lol... would your parents be happy with this aspiration of yours? Hmm.... first step may be to get the wings tattooed on your back :P

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I really liked seeing the restaurant filled with customers and the start of the teamwork between Poong, Sae Woo, and Chil Sung. More of that please. I want their business to flourish.

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I can't wait to see them kick the asses of those at Giant Hotel. Everyone there deserves horrible ending. I wish the cleaver stuck on the headboard would drop on the fitness freak jerk and the bitchy ex pair of adulterers. I wish the stupid hotel restaurant would fail big time rendering the head chef and Poong's betrayer chef friend who hid his recipe book jobless and hopefully selling gum on the streets.

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Speaking of OTPs chemistry, I think chemistry is really in the eyes of the beholder lol, and understandably much affected by which actor you're biased for (Junho's fans would naturally ship his OTP and same thing with JH's fans). I'm rather confused though, if people say they don't see chemistry between Poong-SW at all (haha, am I being too biased?). Cos, even though I'm totally on board the Poong-SW ship, during the first episodes I can also totally feel SW-CS chemistry. Point here being, both pairs definitely have their own chemistry, and it's really too bad if biasness (is that a word?) towards a certain actor fails to make us see the chemistry in the other. I mean, at first I was worried that the writer would fail to build the Poong-SW chemistry cos during the first episodes, who can resist the chemistry when you have JH throwing heart eyes each time CS sees Saewoo, right. But then I'm relieved with recent developments and really, you can't deny the Poong-SW pairing definitely have their own dynamics and chemistry (love their scene and convo in the hotel lobby and the car).

About their development being too forced, I think since the beginning the writer already established that Poong has that 'soft spot' for Saewoo. For instance, the first episode when he was willing to make her jajangmyeon. It's true that his primary motive was to pi** off the head chef by planning to make jajangmyeon in the hotel kitchen, but you should see the softened look on Poong's face when Saewoo said she hasn't eaten all day. If we wanna talk about something being forced, to me it happened on the that first (or second episode?) when after the brawl on the street Poong said to Saewoo not to have the wedding and he'll make her jajangmyeon instead (?). To me that kinda came out of nowhere lol. But I think the curve of their recent developments is quite natural. Maybe the writer wanted to quickly establish Poong's feelings because she wants to make some problems for them later (maybe with Saewoo's husband, or the love triangle itself). So she wants to quickly establish Poong's feelings, but I think it's still pretty acceptable.

As for the fortune cookie, I understand some people's concern about it, but I dunno, maybe I'm the minority here that thinks Poong doesn't really give that fortune cooking much thought (?). Although he does keep it in his wallet. Along their recent interactions I myself even forgot about that fortune cookie, and I don't think Poong 'actively' thinks about it as well. It's not as if he then purposefully seeks for opportunities to interact with her. It's just that fate continues to throw them together, and I think his growing feelings for her is really beyond and despite of that cookie.

I wish the writer won't drag the love triangle too long though, and if she does plan to make Poong-SW the endgame, she should resolve the triangle quickly and make a good storyline for CS. I understand JH's fans have some...

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The writer is at the fault here. She shouldn't drag the love triangle anymore. Just make SP-SW main OTP and leave Chil Seung on his own. JH can make a character shine even without the loveline. The main problem here is that the writer is not developing the characters and story line is very very weak. It's such a time waste for JH who was doing many intresting dramas these days. If you are casting a veteran actor then atleast give him the material which matches his caliber.

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I concur with what you said @bluewings. I happen to be a fan of both actors, so I can't say I have biases towards one over the other, and I love this writer's previous drama Jealousy Incarnate so much, so I most definitely will just trust her and all of the actors and actress, enjoy the ride, won't go into any shipping war, and accept the end deal whichever OTP it is. I still remember the same shipping war going on for as long as the first 14 episodes of JI, people really hated Hwa Shin at the beginning and many were firmly on team Jung Won, but Jo Jung Seok did an amazing job peeling HS's character layer by layer until it finally became clear why he was the end deal. If Junho can do the same with his character, I have no doubt that the same thing will be revealed eventually. And I'm pretty sure he's quite capable to do that, even though Jang Hyuk is (obviously) the more seasoned actor between the two. I'm sure I won't like CS's character half as much if it wasn't JH playing him 😄

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Seeing the longer version of next episode's preview, looks like we're gonna start that love triangle ride lol. No other option that to just trust the writer, right? ((while still holding on to my danpoong ship)) wkwkwk

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I like this show- it has heart. And I am not as put off by Poong anymore- the show is right in showing his anger and upset: He would either be insane or Buddha if he was not after all he has been through not only recently but really for years. I buy into the idea that Poong and Sae Woo are exactly what each other needs. Stiill, I have a question- How long will it take before Dal-Hee finally wakes up and realizes that her new 'man' is nothing more than a foolish arrogant child who is in way over his head as far as the hotel. Which is when she will try to come back to Poong- because how else can we have sufficient melodrama? And how much damage will he do before his daddy realizes this?

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Chil Sung is so adorable. I will forever adore that guy for beating the crap out of that asshat hotel CEO who took away Seo Poong's wife...during carwash, at at!

In the kitchen, Seo Poong rocks. His mouth may be harsh (even more than Chil Sung who is a gangster!) but he is hopeless when it comes to physical fight. Chil Sung, to my surprise, is tender and kind, but maaannnn he can beat up a boxer to pulp, and he does that not on behalf of personal gain. Because of this, I really hope that he can have a happy ending. It would be dream come true for me if he can be with Sae Woo, but perhaps that is not the case. It is intriguing though, that he has Sae Woo's (or sae woo's dad's) name on his restaurant counter, even before she stepped into that restaurant. Perhaps...they are related? I mean, the gum lady and sae woo's mom seem to be so much alike. If these two are twin sisters (or cousins? Or mom n daughter, perhaps? Who knows), then CS and SW might really be related.

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I thought the document on the restaurant counter was the wedding invitation? I didn’t notice it myself but someone else mentioned it and I think it makes sense.

I love Chilsung but I think there isn’t much room for a proper romance with DSW. I think their connection, as it is, is adorable. They are similar in their quirkiness. But the story is focusing a lot on how SP and DSW are sort of “destined”. The only thing DCS has is he is her “Light” and since his name Chil Sung means “seven stars” it’s possible her fortune cookie was referring to him. Not necessarily as a potential romantic partner but as an important part of her life. In a way I would like it more if the writer stengthens the actual OTP and stops insisting on a fake triangle. She is not attracted to DCS as a man (as hard to believe as that may be for some of us :p) But anyway, if there’s no romance for DCS then hopefully the writer is planning to give us some bromance. The previews suggested its about to start.

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Just dropped by to say that I love your interpretation. The drama is doing well and I am looking forward for more revelations.

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I think my comment was cut off because it was too long lol, so to finish it off, I was saying, I hope if Poong-SW is the intended OTP, the writer will resolve the love triangle quickly and build a strong storyline for CS as well, cos I understand some people have reservations about JH being made into a 'second lead', which I don't really think so, cos the three are central characters.

I sometimes also think the writer could anytime jump ship lol (and as a Poong-SW shipper) I'm a bit worried about this hehehe. The way Saewoo insisted that CS stop his one-sided love for her, and some things CS said for next episodes' preview kinda make me think the writer would make Saewoo backtrack what she said to CS. Also, if we think about it, the writer is establishing Poong's feelings for Saewoo first, but not yet quite vice versa, so maybe it's still fair game between the two men. So now's the time to pray to the drama gods lmao.

Biasness aside though, from the context of Poong's 'revenge' I personally think that it will be more 'appropriate' for Poong to get the girl. Cos he lost his career and his love, so the perfect revenge will include getting a new (and better) love (I know this is a petty thought). I just think it wouldn't be as satisfying if he doesn't get to be happy with a new love while the ex still gets the CEO (and actually, the CEO does seem to be in love with Dal-Hee). But we really don't know if the writer will pull off that kinda twist.

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I wish they explored more dishes aside from jajangmyun.

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OTPs aside, now that she has eaten her jajangmyeon, who here cannot wait when she'll get to eat that almond dish? lol

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Dal Hee for all intents and purposes, is a pretty terrible person lol. But for some reason I still find myself quite intrigued by her and SP's story. She could hv been such a complex character, but sadly I'm pretty sure that's not the writer's intention. She doesn't seem to be all that in love with the CEO either, it feels more like he's into her, but she's really into the money and status that comes with him. Which does make me wonder what her true feelings for SP are. Does she hate him? Or is it the fact that he's everything she's trying to run away from that she hates? Maybe this will come to light when the love story finally takes off and female villain makes a final play for the hero lol. Even tho it's unlikely that the drama will give any gravity to her character, I still find this relationship interesting lol.

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Thank you for recapping, Odilettante!

ROFLMAO at the bugged dining room called the Shin Sa Im Dang Room because it is papered in 50,000W notes with Saimdang's portrait on them!

Speaking of portraits, Sae-woo's wedding picture with Buster the chaperone wedged in between the bride and groom completely cracked me up.

The little interlude with Sae-woo's husband begging her to register their marriage ASAP was cute, and also very sad. He's been completely incommunicado. For all we know, his folks have him locked up in their basement. Did his mother decide she wanted a different daughter-in-law?

I'd like to know who sandbagged her father and sicc'd the prosecutors on him. And the motivation. Who was this action meant to hurt? The bride? The groom? Neither, both, or just her father and his company?

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I suspect Sae-woo's father was framed by her in-laws. As both their children will be married I'm sure Sae-woo's father would trust them enough and hence gave them the chance to frame him. The in-laws deserve all the horse poop that Sae-woo's mother dump on their car and doorstep.

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If Jang Hyuk wasn’t in this drama id totally be shipping poong & sae woo. Beacuse Poong is hot and romantic lead material.

But Jang Hyuk is another level of sexy . If you u know what I mean.

I still refuse to give up on that pair even if he is turning out to be second lead. I refuse to ship poong and sae woo. There’s still many episodes left

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They even changed Jang Hyuk's look to make his appearance less attractive to make him a believable second lead. His original look for the drama was very sexy but then they give him dumbest hairdo and simplest clothes. He agreed to do it though.

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It didnt work he is still too sexy to be second lead !
He'd be sexy even dressed in sackcloths

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Apart from gum ladys identity there’s one more mystery to solve

Who did Jinhye throw dung at ????

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It pretty much has to be the people who set up her husband/Sae Woo's father to be thrown in prison, don't you think??

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And I won't be surprised at all if they are connected with the enemy gang that tried to burn Chil Sung in his car. And I also won't be surprised if they turn out to be the parents of the hotel guy who's having an affair with Poong's ex-wife. All the good guys on one side, all the bad guys on the other.

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Thank you for this recap, @odilettante!
I love this show so much!!

As @leetennant, Chingumode so rightly said, "The theme of this show is fusion". It is messy and quirky, although they are all going through difficult times, humour and heart shine even brighter! Like a well seasoned dish, with different flavors.

I want to that restaurant and go order me some 'anything'. Right now.

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It's odd to me that the 'otp' in this drama seems to only matter on who's first or second lead .. Like, is mutual attraction not an important thing? I understand that CS is seemingly the more charming one bc he fell in love at first sight and is just a complete love fool, but SW doesn't seem interested so far. Maybe that might change later but for now she's very much still hung up on her husband, and like some comments hv said on some base level, is attracted to SP which is why she halted that 'affair' immediately.

SP /is/ a brash character but to say he's completely unsympathetic like I've seen some commenters is a bit of a stretch. Or maybe it's just that I don't think male leads need to be all sugar and sweet to be likeable. He's angry and he shows it but he's literally not harming anyone and even goes out of his way to be nice to SW during that first bridge scene without knowing or caring about who she was. And after all he's gone through personally I think he's entitled to brood lol, at least for a few episodes.

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I agree with you, including on that last point, although I can understand where that sentiment comes from. That's why I hope the writer has a solution for that and will develop his character and storyline more, that's not really related to the love triangle (IF, she's really aiming for the other OTP - which, now I'm beginning to have some doubts based on next week's preview hahaha).

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I think the solution will be to build up the bromance. As a JH fan, I’m enjoying his role here but I’m not quiet sure yet, what role his character will play in the lives of DSW and SP. if his role is just comic relief or to serve the purpose of a classic second lead a) To make the male lead jealous b) become an obstacle to the OTP then it will be really disappointing. But it’s not a matter of “give him something to do to appease the fans” as it is a matter of, don’t waste his time on this if his character is not going to be significant to the overall story. I still hope the writer has more than just a DSW and SP story to tell here. Their growth (together and separately) is important and she is already building that relationship. DSW and DCS have an adorable connection that can’t be denied. It might not be too deep yet but it’s probably Jang Hyuk and Jung Ryeo Won rapport that makes it seem more adorable than it should be. They are very much in synch as actors. But also both characters are quirky and fun so it’s hard not to love watching them interact. Now we need more of that bromance and to see more clearly what is DCS’s role in the OTPs life.

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This show is crazy and adorable!

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I also wanted to say that I laughed a lot at the scene when joon ho kicks jang hyuk out of bed ( when the three were drunk). Pure comedy!

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I really liked the this week's episodes! It really felt like the story is finally starting to come together. I'm hoping SP finally lets go of his anger so he can move on and we can finally start on making the best Chinese restaurant in Seoul lol. Loving his chemistry with the new staff too, although I'm not sure why they need to hide the fact that they're family or why SJ is so sure he'll fire them if he knows.. Is it just a case of SP having a temper or is there more to this?

Also, shoutout to Junho, that whole series of scenes from the moment he found the ultrasound pic to when he was sitting by himself after being beat up was flawless. I was honestly surprised by how upset I felt lol.

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The drama finally started to come together for me this week. The editing wasn’t as choppy which helped.

I was glad that Lee Mi Sook’s character was finally revealed as SW’s mom. I like how loyal the former maid and chauffeur are and the little makeshift family they have formed.

I could watch a whole hour of Chil Sung being random and hilarious.

I liked the scene in the car between SW and SP. I do find them a little forced though. It’s the fortune cookie, I think. I just can’t with the fortune cookie. Don’t show SP thinking about the fortune ever again, and I can probably get onboard. Also, I need CS' crush resolved sooner rather than later so he doesn't get crushed and they can all be weird friends.

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@odilettante~ Once again, I can't thank you enough for recapping this drama! Delight is meant to be shared!

Just a note: When Sae-woo's mom won the Miss Onion pageant, she introduced herself as Jin Jeong-hye (alternatively spelled Jin Jung-hye).

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Yay... Sae-woo finally got her jjajangmyeon, and I feel like we got ours, too (with the show coming together so deliciously). I'm loving all of the visual gags-- Chil-sung perched atop his fake horse, a drunken Sae-woo happily ensconced in her luggage, Jeong-hye applying for a job while wearing her tiara and Miss Onion sash, Buster (in one of his many hats) being the focal point of the wedding photo... the list just goes on and on. And LOL at the creative way of using the I've-fallen-on-you ➡️ we've-fallen-for-each-other trope by having Sae-woo become a human fire-extinguisher.

What did y'all make of the flashback scene at the beginning of ep. 9? We see a short-haired Lee Mi-sook (from thirty-four years ago) watching Jeong-hye win the Miss Onion pageant on TV, saying, "She's not even prettier than me... why did she win first place?", then, with jjajangmyeon sauce on her face, asking for... gum. I thought the fact that she's Lee Mi-sook wearing a cardigan and mentioning gum was a pretty good indication that she's Gum Granny, but from the way she was dressed, I think she was supposed to be around Jeong-hye's age. So is Gum Granny really an ahjumma cosplaying as a halmoni? As as others have mentioned, she could be Jeong-hye's sister (and possibly twin) or cousin. She seems to be extra maternal towards Chil-sung-- I wouldn't be surprised if Seo-woo and Chil-sung turn out to be cousins (or otherwise related).

But I'm worried because more than once, we've heard Gum Granny say "I'm going to die tomorrow." I had chalked that up to her being old and feeling like her time could be up at any moment, but now I'm wondering if she's really younger but terminally ill, and has decided to use the guise of Gum Granny to be near her family members. This is a greasy melo after all...

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Okay, so I just watched the ep. 9 flashback again, and concluded that that must be a young Gum Granny because she has the same beauty mark on her cheek that Gum Granny has. Her personality hasn't changed much, LOL.

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My favorite visual is that wacky painting at the drinks salon, Vincent Van Gogh and Mona Lisa enjoying cocktails together. I sure hope the gang continues to frequent that place so we can see that some more 🤣

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am I the only one rooting for chil-sung ?

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You are definitely not alone 😊

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Already read it two days ago but didn’t have a chance (or time!) to make a comment 😆

now I have a time, so here we go...

• this is why I love a drama got recapped on DB (or in this case, weecap - I still thankful for this), because I can see/understand what I didn’t see when watching it alone, like a double meaning lines or analysis about particular scene etc... I luv this community ❤️

• everyone seems fangirling over CS’s sneeze, but for me is his “ex..cuse ME” line 🤣🤣🤣 omg it’s too funny that I hope it’s make reappearance on the next episode 🤣

• I freaking love SW and Poong conversation 😍

Can’t wait for tonight episode!!

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