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The Third Charm: Episode 6

Following all the jealous antics, it appears that our lovebirds have reached a standstill. They’re at a point where they’ve tried all they can do, or at least, all that their respective personalities will allow them to do. Since there’s no changing their personalities, there’s no changing their predicament. The frustration is palpable on both sides as they realize that the relationship they wanted so badly to work may not work after all.

 
EPISODE 6 RECAP

After Young-jae and So-hee’s fight, everyone files out of the room as Ho-chul examines Young-jae’s ankle. What they don’t know is that Joon-young is still there, unable to come forward and unable to leave.

Young-jae brings up Ho-chul saying that he came to the show for her, and he confirms this with a smile. He then confesses that he likes her, which is the last thing Joon-young wanted to hear.

Young-jae replies that she has a boyfriend, and Ho-chul isn’t surprised; he figured someone like her couldn’t be single. He clarifies that he just likes her as a person. Having heard enough, Joon-young approaches them.

Ho-chul recognizes Joon-young from their encounter at the gas station. He also notices that Joon-young and Young-jae are wearing matching couple shoes. That’s Joon-young’s cue to officially introduce himself as the boyfriend. Curiously, Ho-chul keeps smiling and says it’s nice to meet him. Joon-young hesitates but still shakes his hand, saying the same thing.

Joon-young drives Young-jae to the big party following the fashion show, and he’s lost in thought as she talks about how great everything went tonight. She’s excited for the future, as well as having more time for romantic dates. Joon-young agrees with feigned enthusiasm. The night goes on and he sits outside the party, alone with his worries. He hits his head as if trying to knock them out, but it seems futile. So he decides to go home, texting Young-jae that an urgent case came up.

Ho-chul is driving home, also lost in thought. He thinks about his confession to Young-jae and wonders aloud, “I like her? Me?”

The next day, Joon-young is focused on cleaning his windows as he tries to get things straight. He narrates that Young-jae said she had a boyfriend, Ho-chul said he likes her as a person, and he confidently introduced himself. Even after all that, he still has this horrible feeling deep down.

Judging his sudden urge to clean, Ri-won correctly guesses that he must be worrying over something petty. She’s certain that his pettiness means he won’t be calling Young-jae first. Before leaving, she says that calling first doesn’t mean you love the other person more; it’s just a matter of personality.

Speaking of personalities, Young-jae is the first to call. She wants to know what the master planner has in store for their big getaway date. However, Joon-young lies that there’s too much going on at the station to go out, which is when Ri-won busts his cover, bursting in and loudly announcing she’s making ramen. Young-jae says that she gets it and hangs up, annoyed.

Meanwhile, Joo-ran is spending time with the handsome man she’d met at the park. Pretty Boy shows her the proper techniques to rock climb by getting pretty handsy, which she doesn’t at all mind.

They later visit a puppy café with his dog Princess, and Joo-ran is extremely uncomfortable. But when she hears that Pretty Boy’s ex hated dogs, she lies that she finds them adorable. Well, this can’t be good.

Young-jae’s still bothered by her last phone call with Joon-young. She wonders if he heard Ho-chul’s confession, then shakes it off as whatever. The doorbell then rings and she’s confused to find So-hee at her doorstep.

So-hee takes her out for drinks and explains that she convinced Young-jae’s assistant to reveal her address. She says that people may badmouth her behind her back, but they’re always nice to her face. That’s why she’s always hated Young-jae—because she’s confident in front of her.

She continues that she only hired Young-jae for the show to humiliate her, but Young-jae stayed confident until the end, never giving up. As for Ho-chul, she can tell she’s already lost that battle to Young-jae, not that she cares (uh-huh, sure).

Either way, So-hee came to say that Young-jae is still annoying, and nothing will change that, so So-hee will just do better from now on. Young-jae sighs at that, but when they part ways, she sends her off warmly.

Young-jae hangs out with Joo-ran and tells her that she understands So-hee and her hurt pride a little more. She doesn’t understand, however, why Joo-ran is now packing a fancy lunchbox for Pretty Boy. She says it’s better to act natural, but Joo-ran thinks that no guy would like her fiery personality.

Since Young-jae’s getaway plans with Joon-young were cancelled, she spends the night at Joo-ran’s. After hearing the whole story, Joo-ran says it’s understandable for Joon-young to be upset. Joo-ran knows that he’s always doing the giving in the relationship and asks what Young-jae has given in return. “Love?” Young-jae offers. Joo-ran’s obvious disappointment gets Young-jae thinking.

The next day, Soo-jae finds the same officers by his spot, shooing away another business. He narrates that these officers should know that their business is difficult, especially to people like him. But he can’t bring himself to say anything. Instead, he gives the officers free coffee and heads out.

While Ho-chul is playing tennis with his buddies, a woman drops her racket and he helps her out. His friends watch, laughing that their friend only acts nice to make himself look good.

His friends then ask if he’s dating, saying it’s been two years since his divorce. And he surprises them by answering that there is someone that he likes.

At the Ohn household, everyone’s hanging out outside (with Dad dyeing Mom’s hair, hee) when Young-jae shows up with some pork belly. Seeing that they’re taken aback, I’d say they’re not used to this.

Nevertheless, Joon-young’s family welcomes the kind gesture. Young-jae grills the meat, smiling as Mom and Dad playfully bicker. She then eyes Joon-young, her expression hopeful. Though he doesn’t seem as upset, he just takes the tongs from her so she can eat.

He drives her back afterwards, and she cautiously explains that she came as a sort of truce—she hopes he’s not mad anymore. His voice calm, he says she doesn’t have to be sorry since it’s not her fault. She asks what it is then, and he simply states that it’s his problem.

But she’s tired of this; she asks why he has to make everything so complicated. At that, Joon-young decides to vent after all. He says that because he was late, Ho-chul ended up helping her. And as he watched them smiling together, he wondered what he was even doing there.

Young-jae tries to say that it’s not a big deal and that Ho-chul did nothing wrong, but Joon-young interprets it as her taking Ho-chul’s side. He thinks she’d be upset too if she were in his shoes.

Frustrated, she calls him petty-minded, and he throws back that she’s simple-minded. “Stop the car,” she demands.

When he doesn’t, she moves to open the door and he’s forced to swerve to a stop. She gets out without another word, ignoring his cries. He starts to follow her but something makes him hold back.

He narrates that Young-jae is right about him being petty-minded, but he can’t stop himself. Right now, all he’s capable of is feeling pathetic. So he returns to his car and drives away. And as Young-jae walks on, she looks disappointed that he didn’t go after her.

Elsewhere, Joo-ran is pumping herself up for her big date at Pretty Boy’s apartment. Everything has been going smoothly with him so far, so this is the most optimistic she’s been in a while. She spritzes some perfume and joins Pretty Boy in the living room.

As they drink their wine, Pretty Boy notes that it’ll be awkward if they continue to deny their feelings. (Cringing. Cringing so hard.) He leans in and kisses her, nearly making her melt. So far, so good.

But then little Princess starts licking Joo-ran’s leg and she can’t focus. She gives Princess a small kick and makes her yelp. Pretty Boy immediately stops the kissing and picks up Princess, cooing that she must be jealous. Joo-ran watches in disbelief as he makes kissy faces with the pup.

That night, Soo-jae is having writer’s block again and goes out to the kitchen for some water. He then notices Young-jae sitting by the window and looking out at the view. He wheels over to join her and asks if something happened today. “How were Mom and Dad?” she asks him. “Did they have a good relationship?” Soo-jae would say so, seeing that they died and left this earth together.

Young-jae isn’t so sure, though; since their parents died early, she thinks that they only saw the good parts. And if they were alive today, they could’ve divorced for all they know. She shakes her head, wondering why men and women date when it’s just an endless cycle of fighting and making up. “That’s what you call a relationship,” Soo-jae points out. She turns to him and asks if he misses dating, but he doesn’t answer. They both look up at the moon as the question hangs in the air.

The next day at work, Joon-young is given a bonus for being the most thorough in investigations. He promises his team a celebratory dinner, but his team’s excitement is squashed when he gets a phone call from Soo-jae.

He meets Soo-jae and finds him giving his coffee truck an emotional farewell. After selling the truck, he tells Joon-young in typical dramatic fashion that loving something doesn’t always mean staying with them.

And now that Soo-jae is without a vehicle, he needs Joon-young to take him grocery shopping. He plans on making an early birthday feast for Young-jae. And having had her birthday on his mind, Joon-young goes along with it.

They get all the ingredients needed and despite Joon-young’s reluctance, Soo-jae insists on paying with his coffee truck money. They then return to Soo-jae and Young-jae’s place and screech to a stop at the elevator, where there’s an “Under Repair” sign.

Joon-young doesn’t hesitate to kneel down and offer Soo-jae a lift. Soo-jae does hesitate but accepts when Joon-young says that he’s plenty strong. Joon-young ends up struggling along the way, but he merely keeps on as Soo-jae explains that his worst fear is being a burden to Young-jae.

Once they reach the apartment, they get to cooking, with Soo-jae on onion peeling duty. He says that ever since his accident, he hasn’t once been able to prepare a birthday meal for Young-jae. Joon-young sadly watches as Soo-jae wipes his eyes from the onions stinging.

When Young-jae comes home that night, she’s surprised to see Soo-jae there. He surprises her further by revealing that he sold the truck to focus on his screenwriting. She slaps on a smile and tells him he did well.

She suggests ordering food, and Soo-jae tells her that Joon-young’s cooking is already waiting for her. Joon-young made everything just to her tastes, but he left when Soo-jae asked that he join them. He says that Young-jae should call him and as she looks at the layout of food, she quietly replies that she should.

The next day, Joon-young sits at his desk, staring at the gift he’d gotten for Young-jae. He knows that this is the perfect time to finally call her, but even now, he can’t bring himself to do it. His team begs to have the celebratory dinner tonight, and he eventually agrees to it. Oh come on, Joon-young, really?

Young-jae’s first birthday gift of the day turns out to be a big interview offer from Cosmo Magazine. She’s ecstatic, and she welcomes all the other gifts from her students, but when she’s left alone, she thinks of Joon-young.

She looks at his number but calls Soo-jae instead, saying that it’d be too much to call on her birthday. When she hangs up, Ho-chul walks into the salon, having noticed she was alone. He starts to ask her out to eat when he notices all the gifts.

Young-jae had already made a reservation at a fancy restaurant, so she takes Ho-chul there for dinner. He keeps trying to talk to her, but she’s constantly looking at her phone. He brings this up, assuming she’s fighting with her boyfriend. And is it just me or does he actually look smug?

Across the room, Sang-hyun happens to be on a date and he’s shocked to see Young-jae with Ho-chul. He calls Joon-young to inform him and then drags his date out of there, positive it’s about to get ugly.

After hanging up, Joon-young leaves his team and drives over to the restaurant, his expression eerily blank. “I don’t have the heart to make up or to apologize,” he narrates. “What’s driving me to action is my anger.”

Back at the restaurant, Ho-chul guesses that Young-jae must really like her boyfriend, and she smiles, confirming this. Unfortunately, Joon-young walks in when they’re clinking glasses and smiling freely.

He calls her phone, watching her reaction, and deflates to hear a mere “Yeah?” He tells her to come out and talk, making her look around the room until they lock eyes. She excuses herself to Ho-chul and joins Joon-young outside.

Joon-young gets to the point, asking if she did this on purpose. She doesn’t understand, so he then asks how she’d feel if she found him at a restaurant with another girl. She says that of course she’d be mad, but how would he feel if she didn’t call him on his birthday?

Joon-young says that he couldn’t call because of his jealousy—because Young-jae won’t make things clear with Ho-chul, and because she keeps giving him reasons to feel suspicious.

“I get it,” she says, hurt. “So you don’t trust me.” Joon-young starts to say that that’s not it, but he’s interrupted by Ho-chul.

Ho-chul gets between the two and tells Joon-young that his meal with Young-jae isn’t over yet. Young-jae remains silent as Joon-young stares at him in utter disbelief.

 
COMMENTS

Thank you, drama gods, for giving me exactly what I asked for. I never thought I’d be happy to see an onscreen couple fight, but here we are, and it’s about time too. The episode was hard to watch, as expected, but I thought it was handled very well. It slowed down, and not by dragging moments out but by milking them. For shows like this, it’s the quieter, thoughtful moments I enjoy, like Joon-young washing his window or Young-jae watching the moon. I want to stay with these small moments because I know that Joon-young is petty for a reason and that Young-jae is annoyed for a reason. I like seeing their thought process, and they’re starting to ask themselves the right questions even though they may not want the answers.

Joon-young is being a bit much, but we’ve known that he can be insecure. He’s not being petty to be petty; he’s being petty because he’s genuinely hurt. Young-jae keeps making him these promises, and she keeps breaking them like they’re nothing. Sure, these promises may not mean as much to her, and that’s fine, but she could at least see how important they are to him. I’d put this on Seo Kang-joon’s lovely performance, but that was a look of betrayal, not just jealousy. Then you flip it around and, like Young-jae, you wish that he would stop being so suffocating.

I think Joon-young and Young-jae’s respective feelings are hard to articulate, but they at least tried at the end. It’s like they want to step up and say one thing, but they end up taking ten steps back and saying ten different things. He shouldn’t have decided to go out with co-workers on her birthday and she shouldn’t have invited another guy to a reservation she made for her boyfriend. Both statements are true in my mind, but at the end of the day, none of it really matters. They both dug their own graves, but at the same time, neither is really at fault. This is just how they’re wired. And try as you might, you can’t change someone’s personality.

Another thing I liked in this episode was all the hesitation—Joon-young being unable to chase after Young-jae, and Young-jae being unable to call Joon-young. They want to fix this, but in the back of their minds, I think they know that, well, this is it. This is as far as they go. It seems silly to end something that they finally got after seven years (especially over a third party that seriously does not matter), but what else can they do? Their personalities have certain lines and they refuse to cross them. Simple as that. Hopefully, this fight will help them step out of the boxing ring, out of the romance drama, and sort out their priorities.

Now, look, Ho-chul seems like a nice enough guy, but what the hell is he doing? Why is he acting as if he still thinks Young-jae is single? Why is he cutting into an argument that he knows these two need to have? I don’t get it. And after hearing what his friends had to say about him, I’m beginning to think that his actions aren’t genuine. He’s not doing these things for Young-jae, he’s doing it for himself, because he likes her. He’s known her for such a short time and he’s already being way too nosy for comfort. But he has such a polite vibe to him that you almost forget about all that. So I can see why Young-jae would see his presence as no big deal and why Joon-young would see it as threatening. It’s all about perspective.

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Wow! Thank you for the recap @sailorjumun.. :)
After their 2nd meeting in 2013, now I'm REALLY waiting for the 3rd. When will it be? What will happen? How things will be different? Why they need to be together (again) or not? Hehehe.. Well.. Show, I'm sure you have good answers for me :D

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This is the first time that I watch a show and wonder about how wrong a couple is to each other. At the same time, I am excited to see how the show will convince me that they are ultimate OTP.

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Thanks @sailorjumun.

I mentioned this in the last recap and it's still relevant here. This is the way it can be with those who have yet to be comfortable with themselves and secure that they are lovable in themselves. For Joon Young so much rests on how Young Jae makes him feel. Her every action or inaction contains so much more significance to him that it really does, certainly, more than it does to her.

Neither can see things from the other person's point of view yet. That comes with lots of living. Because Young Jae cannot understand the extent that her behaviour, (or of her one-sided opinion) has on Joon Young, she will continue to judge him as being difficult and petty and consider the difficulties as his problem.

It's hard when the argumentative stage is reached, but what is needed is to hear out the feelings and points of view of the other party, without rushing to judge them or defend oneself. If both parties can put the other first over feelings or opinions, they will have a chance.

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Correction: Her every action or inaction contains so much more significance to him *than* it really does, certainly, more than it does to her.

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I don’t think I would like this drama as much if it weren’t for Esom and SKJ.

I am more on JY’a side, but boy need go speak up and fell YJ what’s going through his head. Avoidance doesn’t do anything. Though, I can see why it’s so hard for him. He tries to talk to talk to her and she completely dismisssa his feelings. He’s extremely insecure and he just needs to get more confidence. I 100% understand why he’s upset, but hate to see him just avoiding her. That’s not how relationships work. He also needs to stop lying about working.

I applauded YJ for calling JY all the time and at least trying when he isn’t. She needs to be more open minded and accept that JYs feelings are also valid and he has a reason for his hurt.

Don’t even get me started on Ho Chul. Boy needs to back up. He knows she has a boyfriend and doesn’t care. How disrespectful.

So moral of the story: just talk to each other and LISTEN. Relationships need communication and avoiding the problem is the fastest way to break up. Now I’m looking forward to their 3rd go around to see if they learned anything.

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Yes, Ho-Chul pissed me off. What in the hell are you doing, dude? uhhhhhggffg. To be fair YJ was wrong to go out with him, 100%, she should've never gone to dinner with him. That being said JY was once again doing the extra most. Hopefully they break up next episode and we get some growing up from the both of them

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Yeah her going with No-chul was a serious no no.Yeah she has no feelings for him but he is the main reason her BF is upset.So taking him to dinner on a dinner meant for her BF wasn't the best move.
Really hope JY is the one that ends things this time.That way they will be 1-1 which I feel is something they both need. besides JY is already half there while atleast uptill the last few moments,YJ seemed to think of this as a bump in the road.
kinda delighted that we have a SML that we can hate on.please show gimme my first scheming,two faced second male lead and bring back SH as the fairy god mother smoothing the way for our unlikely couple during their third season

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This is probably the first time ever that I won't have Second Lead Syndrome. What an arrogant guy. Please tell me she doesn't date him in between her next time around with Joon-Young, I can't stand having this smug guy on my screen.

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Yes I 100% agree! I was shocked she went out with Ho Chul. To me it just shows how she doesn’t respect JY at all.

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Just based the recaps, I can feel the frustration coming through, which is a testament to the effectiveness of the recapper. Kudos, @sailorjumun.

I’m actually happy that the unhappiness (and blame) is equally shared. It means the discussion and subsequent fallout will be more nuanced, as it relates to who YJ and JY are as people and not just as people in a relationship. They kinda dove into the deep end without wading in the shallows first (yes, go listen to “Shallow” for the 150th time). The third time around will be, I think, much more mellow, richer, and the stakes much higher.

On aesthetics: Third Charm is throwing off such strong early 2010s Kdrama vibes that I wonder if it’s intended. The slow pace, the complicated angst, definitely the rather atypical female lead - it’s like watching (my) golden age of Kdrama in the present.

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Ooh interesting that you mention the cinematography and the feels.They seemed a bit dated compared to the usual fare that we are treated to lately.Never thought it could be a deliberate choice.Gotta admit ,the lack of overt glossification is rendering a more intimate feel to the drama that suits the recent turns in the story.

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Thanks a lot for your insightful comments @sailorjumun. They really do justice to where both the leads are ir this point of their lives.
Really liked the emphasis of their connections to their immediate family this hour.during the honeymoon phase they were soo wrapped up in each other and now we see the re-trenchment to the familiar, familial surroundings.What gives me a little bit of hope is that they both still tried to reach out the best they could.Young Jae went to his home bearing food,she has never been a feeder but knows how much joy Joon Young derives from cooking and the implicit nurturing.The sad part was that he recognized the gesture for what it was,but still couldn't get out of his head.
In his turn,he once again chose to be a silent supporter of her brother and prepared a feast for her.In a way it's good that he then didn't force himself to stay and fake enjoyment as he once would have done.His feelings are getting to a point where he can't hide them anymore.In this situation,that is healthiest thing they could do is bizarrely enough letting it all slip and simmer.Joo Young has always been the more sensitive and introspective one so it make sense that he would be the one who would pull the trigger this time.

On a lighter note,loved the beats with Young Jae and Soo Jae.Their easy camaraderie seems to be lost as they both lead a seemingly difficult life.But it is so sweet that they still are each other's support systems.Their is less obvious affection but the little acts of kindness they do for each other screams of a much deeper bond now.In a weird way,Joo Young's sister,super annoying as she is ,might just prove to be the voice he needs to listen to.She is always up in her big brother's business but she is also the only one who seems to be sensing some of his pain and giving him great advice.

Lastly the leads.the show did a switcheroo that had me applauding.They let a moment of understanding pass between YJ and So Hee.that too at the ep 6 mark 😁sure SH might still turn up being a pain but she was allowed to be more than the typical Second female lead and actually have layers(gasp).And as if my mind wasn't blown enough the perfect second male lead turns out to be a,erm tool.Yes,it's ok to have feelings for someone who is in a relationship but it isn't ok to act upon it especially when you see that she is vulnerable.And on top of that ,he actually seems to be trying to interrupt a very private convo as well.It might turn out to be a fake out but me thinks his friends aren't too far off about him

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Yes for So Hee finally growing up and letting out the truth to Young Jae!

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I don’t know why is everyone taking JY side! ( i might be missing something that others see) the girl didn’t do anything wrong, he clearly heard her telling HC that she has a boyfriend, then he just left without even telling her that he’s leaving at the gathering, what his sister said is right, in my opinion he’s being a pitty and he knows it, but i do blame her for going to the restaurant with HC, I think it was a serious mistake from her side since she knows that her boyfriend doesn’t like him.

I don’t know why he’s insecure she wanted to spend the weekend with him and told him she wants to go t a lot of dates with him, she kept texting and calling when he ignored her the first time when she didn’t know hy he’s upset, he just get upset, stop calling or meeting with her without telling her what she did wrong, that’s not how things works in a relationship, how will the other person know what he/she did wrong when no one is telling them, sometimes people make mistakes without even knowing that they did wrong or hurt anyone.

Everyone has their own way of showing affection, some are overly showing and caring, others can’t show that love not because they don’t want to but because they’re unable to express it in actions or words it’s a matter of personality.

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I’ve been confused about the hate for YoungJae. In this episode JoonYoung basically ghosted his girlfriend, lied to her, left her on the side of the road in the middle of the night and everyone keeps saying she’s the problem.
He showed up late for her big night and instead of being worried about the the impacts of the fight (physically, emotionally, and professionally) for her cared only about his feelings and insecurities.
Yes, YoungJae made a mistake taking “too-smiley-to-be-good-second-lead” to dinner but JoonYoung didn’t even call her on her birthday! Instead he showed up and basically tested her by calling her as if he wasn’t standing right there!
JoonYoung has a great job and a lovely and supportive family. He leads a fairly privileged life and still has insecurities and acts petty but everyone is ready to forgive him. YoungJae has had to grow up quickly and had to deal with a lot all her life and she makes one mistake (after trying to work with him) and she’s given a ton of hate. I really don’t get it!🤔🤷🏽‍♀️

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Glad that someone else is siding with her, I like your point about how she’s been struggling alone in life at a young age because she’s an orphan and has a disabled brother. I like YJ she’s a tough and a hardworking girl with a strong personality and she knows exactly what she wants unlike JY he’s acting like a child, he’s blinded by his jealousy. He spoiled her successful day at the show by leaving her without a word then he spoiled her birthday, both days were important for her and he wasn’t there for her. I don’t even know why he bothered buying her a gift, i was like why did you even buy it!

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Well said!! One of the reasons I didn't like to check the comment section of past reviews is also because of the blinded bias against her, she really didn't do anything wrong but it seems like "the girl" needs to accomodate and/or be within certain ways to be likeable to beanies... it made me sad to read such comments, so thank you for sharing your view.

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It's unusual to see a woman lacking overt feelings in K drama.

Generally, Kdrama's women senses will tingle and they understand what's happening just by assessing the situation in their head with no feedback. Like some kind of maternal instint or something. I think this is the first time we have such a cool, pretty naive (in terms of relationships) lady and such an insecure guy as leads. Because the guys tend to be the cool ones and expected to not be affected so much by feelings. Sometimes they're even devoid of feelings.

And people root for the "underdogs".

I root for YoungJae though, cos I'm much like her. If you have a problem, just spit it out. I have no time to be playing games with you! And JoonYoung... I know and love a person like him. He's seriously emotionally high-maintenance and so draining. Sometimes you just want to cry because you're sick and tired of how he twists everything to mean what you don't mean and yet you still can't bear to leave him because you love him so much and he's awesome when he's not drowning in these conversations with the devil.

If they wanna save this relationship at this stage (please don't. go grow up more), YoungJae's gotta turn into his mama, cos there's no way he's winning the battle against his insecurities himself any time too.

And SooJae just crushes me. Can someone bring him to the community centre or something? He needs to be surrounded by nice people instead of being cooped up at home wishing he weren't a burden to his sister, to society and so on. He is a JoonYoung without the luxury to throw fits, actually. I hate how it seems like he thinks he's got not much more potential to be great after losing his legs. Thid is not the SooJae I know before his accident!

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Poor SJ i was afraid he would comment suicide after he sold his car, he’s so lonely, i hope his movie succeed, he needs to be happy.

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I am on her side as well. I find him exhausting. However, she shouldn't have gone on what was essentially a date with Ho-Chul. She could have gone to dinner with anyone, but deliberately went with the guy causing the insecurity in her boyfriend. She was probably doing it to hurt JY, albeit subconsciously, but she was wrong for it. That being said I think they should break up for her sake because he is just too much, and frankly I cannot.

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“Exhausting” is a very accurate word to describe JY’s actions. I dated someone who was constantly jealous and had trust issues. It was tiring to constantly convince that person otherwise. I don’t think she was wrong to have dinner with Ho-Chul on her b-day because her own boyfriend didn’t even text/call to wish her a Happy Birthday. That’s my own opinion, though. =)

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I can't really say I'm picking sides but I sympathize with jy more, because I look at this guy and I see me. Words don't come out easily, except when I'm saying them as a joke that no one would take seriously. I'll go off and cry and stew by myself over the slightest things. It can be emotionally draining to other people, but its draining for me too because I can't think straight. I do agree he should just tell her, but I also go the avoidance route and find something to take up my attention until I forget the problem.
I sympathize with yj as well, but not as much. Someone mentioned it having to do with gender, then what if their personalities got switched? The girl would still get criticized bcuz it's exactly like those girls who accuse their bfs of cheating when nothing happened bcuz they're insecure.

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This show is actually doing a great job of highlighting different personalities and how those differences can make them ignorant of what's going in with the other.

After watching this episode, I tried to figure out Joon-Young's behaviour, and he reminds me of someone with depression. Where something that other people might consider very simple or even nonexistant can cause very deep hurt, to a degree that even the depressed person doesn't entirely understand why it feels so huge and painful. I think it's not just broken promises, but something running deeper in him.

I'm glad that Joo-Ran made Young-Jae think, and I'm glad that Young-Jae put that thought into action. But it's already too late - Joon-Young has stewed in his juices to such a degree that I'm not sure if they can recover at this point in time. What's painful is the way it's stretching out - how can either of them be happy hanging in limbo like this? Isn't a clean break better than the torment?

I didn't like that Young-Jae went to that restaurant with Ho-Chul. I find him obnoxious to begin with, and he really did seem way too happy that there's trouble in paradise. Coming out to remind her of 'our meal' was a low blow, too. He must already know Joon-Young's size after the incident at the gas station, and he's playing him.

I think both Joon-Young and Young-Jae have been ignorant and stupid in turns. But I'm still kind of amazed that she'd go to the restaurant with that one guy she knows her boyfriend is upset over and then seems surprised by his reaction. Ugh, I'm just torn between understanding them both and being angry at them both.

What's sad is that I feel like this is a self-fulfilling prophecy kind of scenario. Joon-Young was so insecure and worried that he's causing the rupture he was afraid of. And Young-Jae's personality has failed to soothe him or recognise that bringing Ho-Chul to her dinner reservation and potentially getting caught would be a terrible idea if she had any hope for her relationship left [...did she?].

I'm hoping that by the end of this show, I'll understand more of what's going on and be able to look back and think 'oh, that was actually pretty good development, I'm glad I stuck with it'. Right now, I'm only sticking to it because SKJ won me over in AYHT and I'm trying to have faith that this will improve.

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This episode give me more nuance approach of the state our character action than any of previous episode in which i love it so much. I really hope the writers keep doing what they intend to do like episode 6 and not influence by complain of the audiences. Slowly we actually know where they are coming from including our 2nd male lead doctor which I think he is abit manipulative , Why Soo Jae keep working despite he knows his ambition might be abit hopeless, Joo Ran's point of view about love. Etc..Their action makes sense and that's why the conflict they represent is satisfying me.

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Oh and the scene between Joon Young and Soo Jae warm my heart so much. I actually tear up so much when Joon Young give Soo Jae a piggyback ride. It's just so subtle, that their bound is nothing to do with Him being YJ' brother despite it start with Young Jae's present. He is still helping her brother despite JY has a fight with her girlfriend. Soo Jae is touched by JY and JY seems think it's just a common sense helping him is touch me deeply.

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Where are you streaming this show? Dramafever just croaked and I have no idea where to find it.

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Through episode 6 is available here with subs:
https://ondramanice.co/drama/the-third-charm-detail

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Breaking news - DramaFever has shut down, with zero warning. https://www.dramafever.com/

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I'm so sad about this. I paid to be able to watch dramas legally on DramaFever. They were very good about quickly translating their shows.

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thank you for the recap.
And now, exit So hee & enter Ho Chul. Gotta love the trouble makers... -_-

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I hope between the 2nd and 3rd "charm" they show them dating folks and seeing what they want/need from a significant other. They definitely don't seem to be "destined" to me based on these first two relationships, one which lasted a day or so. I'm thinking Joo Ran is a better match for Joon Young than Young Jae. He'd be overly protective and obsessive, and she'd be up for all the attention and being in charge.

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I had actually planned to drop this drama after episode 4. But, I just skimmed through the recaps and the comments were so enlightening and dissected the characters so well, I decided to watch the episodes.

In episode 5, every meeting that happened between ho chul and young jae were coincidences, so it was definitely unfair of joon young to go as far as staking out her workplace building it all up inside his head unnecessarily.
Sang hyun is a good friend but a terrible person to ask advice relationship advice from. So, I was more team young jae then.

But after this episode, especially after she knows ho chul likes her (whether he meant it or not) and seeing how it affected joon young, she shouldn't have chosen to go to dinner with him. I get it, nobody wants to be alone on their birthday but she could have told her boss the truth and spent time with her. Also, the way she talked about her parents to her brother made me think that she had not been privy to how a romantic relationship works except for her brother's and we don't know how that ended. So, now I feel like both of them have made mistakes that have caused ripples in their relationship.

So, after this week I think I am kind of invested in the story and want to know how they are going to pull this off. Thanks for recapping this, SailorJumun and thanks for the wonderful comments beanies!

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Thank you for @sailorjumun for the wonderful recap! I had such a hard time watching this episode due to being out of town and dealing with a bad wifi connection and because dramafever went on a "hiatus" and then completely shut down. Anyways, I was feeling frustrated, but was so grateful to at least have your recap to read. :)

Anyways, I'm really enjoying the show and find it delightful. Although I can understand much of the frustration felt for the main characters, there is something so real in it's depiction of first love and how not knowing or understanding ourselves can really create relationship issues. I can identify with both characters and watching the drama has had me reflect on my past relationships. I'm looking forward to seeing them grow as individuals and better romantic partners.

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