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A Piece of Your Mind: Episodes 9-10 Open Thread

As our characters share their hearts with newfound confidants, the secrets that were so carefully buried are now unearthed. Our storylines are finally being stitched together (and that means drama), but the script stays solid, and A Piece of Your Mind continues to do what it’s done so beautifully from the start.

 
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For a story that had to compress itself and deal with some sudden storytelling constraints, A Piece of Your Mind has adapted better than I thought possible. This week, even with a quick succession of reveals, we don’t lose a pinch of the delights and quiet moments that this drama has been full of. I’ve been super conscious of the plot possibly feeling rushed and over-dramatized, but gratefully, I’m getting none of that. Rather, they’ve managed to truncate the story while still giving it space to breathe. I’m all but ready to bequeath the Favorite-Drama-of-the-Year-So-Far award.

A Piece of Your Mind has been a lot about Ha Won, and how getting to know (and falling in love with) Seo-woo has helped him let go of the stronghold that was his unrequited love for Ji-soo. The tender romance and understanding between Won and Seo-woo has unfolded beautifully — so beautifully, in fact, that we might have forgotten there’s still a lot of wounds that have to be addressed. And at the top of that list is the accident that In-wook is responsible for, and how it wronged Won.

It’s been interesting how long the Ha Won/In-wook storylines have been kept separate. We’ve known that Seo-woo and Soon-ho connect both characters to each other, but no one has stitched the stories together until now.

In a drama very much about pieces, parts, and fragments, I love that that is how we finally get our reveals. There are no over-loud dramatic moments; instead, keeping with the feel of the drama, an old letter is read, a voice is heard, a profile is seen, and an address is visited. These are the pieces that bring our story together.

In-wook has slowly warmed up to Soon-ho, and they have a very interesting dynamic. They’re quite different, but it’s almost as if In-wook needed this care-giving plant lady to coax him out of his paralysis. I’ve really liked seeing their relationship develop, and this week, In-wook confesses to Soon-ho the same story he told Ji-soo before it wrecked their marriage. It’s a great bit of classic storytelling irony — Soon-ho doesn’t realize that the character of “Ji-soo-stealing husband” and “pianist crush” are one and the same.

At first, Soon-ho is determined to tell Won the truth so he can face Ji-soo’s husband and move on. Seo-woo, on the other hand, wants to continue to keep the secret that Ji-soo died with. When the three of them realize (separately) that In-wook is that very husband they’ve been cursing, though, it sets up such a great scenario, rich with inner conflict.

For Soon-ho, the man she’s falling in love with is the one she and Won have vilified all their lives. For Won, he’s confronted with a husband whose existence he’s worked hard to ignore. In addition to being forced to recognize this man’s role as Ji-soo’s husband, Won has an even tougher path ahead of him because of the accident In-wook caused so many years ago.

A Piece of Your Mind is really adept at inner conflict and quiet emotional depth (and that’s why I love it). But it also does external conflict, too, and kind of has to this week, because there’s a confrontation that’s been hanging over our heads since Episode 1. Won and In-wook have to meet, right?

While all four of our characters learn about the connection between In-wook and Won this week, none of them let on that they know (at least at first). The drama has always capitalized on this kind of tension, and does a great job at pulling out what the reveal means for each person. What happens if they let on that they know, or share their knowledge with another?

There’s a lot at stake for everyone, not because of any high drama, but because of how much heart each character has invested. Relationships are what rule this drama, and we’re shown how fragile they can be (with all the loss of loved ones and broken friendships/relationships that have been portrayed). But, we’re also shown how resilient those relationships can be when we look at the deep loyalties and affections that also run through the story.

However, the biggest question at stake (or at least the one I’m most invested in) is how all of these reveals and connections will pan out for our new couple. Will Ha Won be thrown back into his torpor? Will his affection for Seo-woo prove shallow compared to the fortress-like presence of Ji-soo in his life? Is Seo-woo going to be so blindsided by the entangled stories that she renounces Won?

For me, the drama answered this question at the end of this week’s episodes. A Piece of Your Mind has been a lot about presence/closeness, and we see that again this week. Ha Won is AWOL and Seo-woo searches for him in all their spots, the same worries and questions running through her mind as ours. When she finally finds him sitting in that chair under the streetlamp waiting for her, every question is answered. Words not required. Won stands up and swallows Seo-woo in a pitch perfect hug of love and connection and reliance, and we know everything we need to know. Sigh.

I’m more upset than ever that this drama has been shortened. While it’s still as lovely as ever, I already miss these characters, this world, and above all, the beautiful way this drama portrays closeness between people. Whether it’s the precious relationships at the homestay, or the family-like bond that’s between Won, Soon-ho, and Kim Hoon — I want more of this story. And I want more of these rich, character-driven stories in dramaland, too, while I’m being greedy.

 
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I’m all but ready to bequeath the Favorite-Drama-of-the-Year-So-Far award.

--->ME TOO!!! I love the dialogue (and the looks, gazes, and piercing stares especially from Hae In).. and I love the characters including the current little family at the homestay (Not Chang Sup!) Thanks @missvictrix! I don't get the low ratings and the shortened episodes at all! I love this drama and it also provides me healing as well from the soothing OST, cinematography, and the story-telling.

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I actually fee the same...i did'nt understand why most viewers were not able to appreciate the storyline, not to mention that the actors were able to give justice to their characters.

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I'm really questionning the choices of the characters who think that it's a good idea to hide the truth when it's really blatant that HW and IW are stuck in the past. They both need the truth to move on.

I love all the scenes of the Eun Joo's Boarding House. It's nice to see them support each other. Kim Min-Jung almost found the famous hand :D

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Oh God! That has been bothering me too. It killed JiSoo. She was miserable and all she wanted to do was get closure. I feel angry at IW and it's not for leading to Won's mom's death from his ignorant little joke as a kid but letting Ji Soo suffocate. But then I feel pity for him because it is killing him just as much. All of them need closure. I don't know the f they want to avoid by avoiding the confrontation of the two.

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To me Inwook was abusive from the beginning. Forcing Jisoo to cut ties with her closest childhood friend just because he suspected said friend might have feelings for her. Isolating her in her own country. Confessing just to make himself feel better then abusing her for not forgiving him. I said from episode one that Jisoo went to Norway to die and I believe that even more now.

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I am not fan of IW and I completely agree with what you've said. I thought I maybe the only one hating IW because the way story is making it seem as though characters may forgive him. I find it hard to get over what he did. He lead Jisoo to her death. Instead of remorse, he kept suspecting it was because of an affair with Won. He doesn't take accountability. He just wanted himself to feel better by telling her so she could take his side. It was so shallow. He killed Jisoo. I thought it was weird that given she has grown up there, she'd not land into such an obvious situation. But like you said, she went there to die. I am upset at his so called niece for defending this man. I honestly couldn't like her. After leading two ppl to death, saying he overcame it on his behalf when it is killing her supposedly uncle is wat's wrong. Altho part of me thinks Won needs to forgive him not for this guy but for his own wellbeing.

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I’m so glad I’m not feeling this alone. So much love for this drama 😍

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I've been refreshing Dramabeans all day waiting for your recap ^-^

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Beautiful commentary @missvictrix. This drama is lovely just lovely 💗

Scenes that warmed my heart:
- HaWon and SeoWoo’s hug in the end; she cried because of his pain and he went to her for comfort. It was beautiful.
-HaWon visiting EunJoo boarding house and asking EunJoo if SeoWoo can come stay with him.
-HaWon telling his coworkers “I’m going home”
-HaWon talking about his mom to SeoWoo
-SeoWoo telling EunJoo she did good by telling ChangSeop to get out.
-Kim Hoon supporting HaWon by telling him about JiSoo’s letter and telling him to talk to InWook.
-SeoWoo calling HaWon for healing and Banbogi
-EunJoo, MinJung, and Student Baek having high tea and bonding.

This show has done a great job of making memorable characters and interweaving all their stories. I wish they had four more episodes..

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I love your list!

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May I just add some more?
-Eunjoo turning to Minjung to cry over Hawon saying that the homestay is "Seowoo's home", they are real friends now
-Hawon counting until 10 in his car and getting stuck at 5
-Seowoo and Hawon just enjoying each other's company at home, seeking each other with their eyes, touching each other comfortably... such a sweet portray of what it feels like to live with the person you like

You've mentioned banbogi, but I feel like it should be recognized as a legal reason to drop work for a while every now and then without repercussions. Everybody deserves banbogi. Banbogi should be a right. Banbogi for all!

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I like your additions. The drama is full of thoughtful and beautiful moments.
On the Banbogi, I loved that SeoWoo called HaWon and asked him to drop everything he was doing and come to her and he did!
I also support Banbogi for all! 😁

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Let's all become Bangobi-ers!

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Banbogi for all... love it.. Now and days I think we all needed.

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Love the list by everyone. This drama has been my sanctuary during this trying times. I find it really authentic and healing. The characters are extremely relatable.

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This is a fantastic list!!!

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I totally agree with your list, and will add one: when ChangSeop is regretting his actions because EunJoo is such a good girl etc. etc. and MinJung looking him straight in the the eye saying 'it's too late' - she was so epic

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A couple more things:

--Eunjoo calling Ha Won "Mr. Hundred" instead of his name.

--Eun Joo and Min Jung matching hair rollers on the skype chat with Seo Woo and Ha Won.

--Ha Won's supporting Seo Woo's back with his hand (he had been worried earlier about her sitting without any support for her back).

--Seo Woo's happy glow (before she found out about In Wook) at finally felling secure in her relationship with Ha Won.

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Such a shame that drivel like Melting Me Softly got the full 16 episodes and not this show?!! And that show's ratings weren't great.

Timing is a big factor, Covid-19 has made advertisers a bit gun-shy. I hope that we see more quiet, slow pace, and complex plots more in the future. Still, 12 episodes though I wish it was 16 :(

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This is a great point! I watched all of Melting Me Softly and hated every episode. The fact that Ice Ice Baby gets a full-run while this absolutely lovely show gets cut is rightly a source of resentment.

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Ice Ice Baby... oh, this made me laugh... or cry, I can't decide!

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I hated MMS so much. I'm still so angry with JCW for choosing this drama as his comeback from the army. I also felt sad that Won Jin-ah came back from JBL with this trash. She was so good in JBL.

I'm not saying I support mid-series cancellations or truncations, but surely there are/were other shows more deserving of vivisection than A Piece of Your Mind.

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I watched it all, so I can feel you pain. I watched it because I loved WJA both in JBL and Life.
Oh, I feel your pain!!

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Melt My Brain was not just trash, it was offensive trash.

I did see signs of the acceleration in this set of two episodes. The writing was still so on point though, so beautiful. They've done a great job for people deprived of four episodes.

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My love for Wookie couldn’t save that drama from being hated! Tvn added to the 2020 disaster

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Yah melting me softly is so boring,i watched it because of chang wook only & i dont like his character there 😭😭😭

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I'm really happy with how the story is unfolding regardless of the episode cut. But I'll miss this drama😭 I really need that 4 episodes now.

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just the thought that it will be ending nxt week, makes me miss it already. i so love this drama. ❤❤

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I don't know - on one hand I miss all of the sweet moments we will never see, but on the other hand I think the truncation has amped up the dramatic tension - honestly I was on the edge of my seat during those final scenes of episode 10, when everyone realizes what is going down and the delicate relationship balance goes tumbling down like a house of cards.

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that was such a powerful scene, i was practically reaching into the screen to push soon ho and open the door.

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At the end I'm really happy that Chae Soobin and Jung Hae In chose this drama😄

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SAME! This drama would not be the same without them. I can't think of any actors that could do these roles as well as them.

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Agree with you😍

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That honestly the best thing to hear from a drama, that the actors did a good job deciding to star in them

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Indeed I'm so glad they pick this project, definitely the best drama I watched so far this year.

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The actors are doing an amazing job. I was thinking about the physicality of their acting. They convey a lot of what the characters are feeling using their body. The scene were SeoWoo and HaWon are sitting together and he tells her about his mom and she lays her head on his shoulder - you can tell how close they are to each other at that moment. Comparing that to the scene in the next episode in the theatre when he hugs her in the dark, they are still close but somehow there is a little bit of distance because both characters are now holding something back from each other.
I’m amazed at how well they portray the emotions the characters are feeling.

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Yes they're perfectly cast and bring such pathos to their roles. They're so natural together, you really believe they've settled naturally into this quiet domesticity so quickly.

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Instead of going to isolate himself after that intense moment at the studio, Ha Won chose to wait for Seo Woo under the streetlamp. That ending scene in episode 10... it was so meaningful. I cried along with them. At least he has Seo Woo now.

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Even your beautiful writing @missvictrix doesnt make that drama watchable :) I know it all depends of person's test which thats why some dramas good for some not others . I love both leads even side characters at that one but it is extremely boring /annoying characters . I still don't understand how come They accepted that project! When I was waiting 'When the weather is nice' English subtitles that one was always first and just look at what was happening ! I even watched Melting Me Softly (by forwarding many parts) :)) I hope they would make better choices at their next projects :)

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This episode made me squeal and cry so much. Probably the best two episodes yet. The boarding house family minus the jerk is just the sweetest foster family created and the relationships between all the characters are just precious. Not to mention ha won and sae woo were just adorable!!! All their scenes gave me flutters which has been so long since a drama couple has done that for me. The more I fall for this cute little drama the more depressed I become that it’s ending.

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Ahh this show is so warm! It deals with pain in such a strangely comforting way. The way Eunjoo's inn/homestay works its magic makes me want to cry every single episode. I love absolutely all of the residents (maybe save for chanseop). They are the most wholesome crew!

And it explains why Seowoo is as strong and warm and gentle as she is, and it hopefully means she is strong enough to help support Hawon through all of his pain.

I am sure there are privacy violations and an abundance of coincidences and tragedy i should care about that upset people, but I honestly barely notice and/or am not bothered. This show seems to be purposefully making a point of showing the various types of ways in which you can learn information about a person and "watch" them live their lives, often without them knowing. In some ways, this may come off as creepy and the characters as overly meddlesome. But I think maybe I care less because I feel like its been done on purpose. I like to think that it means we are more connected than we know it, and you can draw strength from and help the people around you in the most surprising ways, if you care about them.

I am just loving seeing all of these lives collide and having Seowoo and Eunjoo feel and make everyone feel just a little bit better by being the warm, caring people they are. And in the end, that is what matters most.

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One of my favourite small scenes was the piano tuner who told her she could cry in the studio and who gave her strength by holding her hands several times during the episode. The theme of hands and touching and comfort was so strong in this episode and I nearly yelled when Min-jung asked Hae-won to hold her hand and and the others intervened and it never happened. Any other drama I'd think she will definitely find out but now I'm wondering if she never will. Because it's such a powerful message about getting support from a stranger. She may never know who it is so it could be anybody. And that makes living in the world easier.

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When Seo-woo called Eun-joo's homestay her home, I went awwwwww. I can see Won fitting into the homestay family perfectly, along with Min-jung and medicine student Jin-soo. The development of the relationships of the people in the homestay was so adorable, but the cutest and most hilarious part is Min-jung bullying Chang-seob whenever she has the chance!

While this week's episodes may be frustrating for some due to the decisions made by our characters, I found myself smiling from ear to ear due to Won and Seo-woo and whatever these two are doing together the kiss killed me and I happily died. I can see the growth in Won, and it would probably be better if the show had 16 episodes to show us more of the growth and healing, but I still love it regardless because I can see that it is doing its best to make the most out of the remaining episodes.

Chae Soo-bin and Jung Hae-in create magic together, but those not-so-intense scenes were acted with their hearts, which made most scenes in episode 10 more heart-wrenching. This also might be off-topic, but I do love how most of the outfits of our leads are matching at some points, although I may be the only person who doesn't like the leather coat JHI was wearing near the end of episode 10. HAHA

I am really wondering how AI Ji-soo figured out why Ji-soo sold her dishes (it didn't say if it was due to Ji-soo's depression or if it completely figured out what Kang In-wook did because that makes it one amazing AI). Did it really just analyzed the algorithm on how Won and Seo-woo conversed with AI Ji-soo, or did it also analyzed anything Ji-soo related on the internet and pierced them together?

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I started crying when they all started crying that she called it home. I was sniffling right along with them. It was so very very sweet.

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It was really sweet. I thought the housemates bonding over Min-jung's exes were cute, but seeing them drinking together and eating at a cafe together were reaaaally cute! I love them so much.

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I like the leather trenchcoat but it feels totally off-character (Matrix-style? for Hawon? nope😋). It's a shame, because I'm loving this show and don't want to say anything bad about it, but the costume design feels a bit off

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i think his clothes, whether we like what they look like or not, kindof reflect his personality. i wasnt paying attention in the beginning, but it feels like hes started wearing brighter clothes after he and seowoo got close (THAT green cardigan anyone). now hes on a mission for answers and its srs business, so leather coat.

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I actually liked the green cardigan on him HAHAHAHA

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We got another mint green sweater. Why on Earth? Why?
And the leather trenchcoat? I just feel weird... when he was banbogi-ing it felt wrong... (not the banbogi, the leather!!!).

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But the mint green sweater was cute! HAHAHAHA

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I liked the mint green sweater. I did wonder if the stylist is experimenting to see if there is anything that will make Jung Hae In less of a puppy! 🤣 For me it was close with the cardigan and white pants. I can’t with white pants. Also, is the latest trend to have pants that are well above the ankle? Not a big fan.

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I think the leather coat looks great on JHI, but I didn't like it for Won HAHAHAHA. It was so leathery that Won looked so sassy and I couldn't focus on the show HAHAHAHAHAHA

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LOL! I actually had trouble with the leather coat too

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I am so glad that I was not the only one who had trouble with the leather coat! HAHAHAHAHAHA

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Won is definitely not a leather coat guy. Also, not a fan of the belted look.
I have been liking a lot of SoonHo’s styling. The mustard skirt she wore to have dinner with InWook 😍

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Yep not a fan of the leather coat, the brown belted coat look in earlier episode was okay albeit a bit weird, nevertheless Jung Hae-In can wear gold flower coat for all I care, the man can act.

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hahaha the leather coat is definitely off for Ha Won.. it looked totally out of place in the scene with beautiful spring flowers

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at this point i've given up trying to understand AI Jisoo and its mechanism.

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I am disppointed that this show has been cut. The story felt a bit rushed, and I know it would have delved deeper into the slow romance between Seo woo and Ha Won, the slow friendship/love of Soon ho for In Wook, the slow development of Eun Joo's homestay's tenants, their friendship, etc... i mean, I can see how it could have been slow, deep and so so interesting 😕😕. Nevertheless, I loved this week's episodes, though I still have a hard time with In Wook's character (the actor is playing him well). Once again, I love Chae Soo Bin and Jung Hae In interpretation of Seo Woo and Hae Won. I feel bad for them that it got cut...

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Yes, it's a pity that we didn't get to see how the friendships at the homestay evolved, and I'm also quite sure we would have gotten more scenes with HW's co-workers... The role of his work buddy on this week's episodes felt a bit out of nowhere because we almost didn't get to have a feel of their old friendship. It's really unfair that they axed a third of the show right after the first week

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The slow development of Soon-ho's feelings for In-wook may have made her actions at the end a bit more understandable and excusable. As it was, I found the betrayal made me quite angry and couldn't understand her point of view as much as I would have liked to. The idea that In-wook's pain was greater than Ha-won's 10 years of not knowing how or why his mother died made me quite angry. And that In-wook's need to perform well in concert was more important than Ha-won's need for the truth. We didn't see her get there so her behaviour made me extremely angry.

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Yes, and Yes to everything you wrote. I keep thinking there are only 2 episodes left and I get sad. That hug was perfect. It was your favorite meal in your favorite spot on a fabulous day. I loved it.

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I'm enjoying with this drama very much!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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Thank you Dramabeans for the insightful comments. The drama is a tributes to those who show kindness to others without expecting much in return. Kudos to our leads who did a great job. May you be spurred on to take on such roles and disregard the comments of those who lack the profoundity of human relationships to appreciate this drama. Looking forward to your next projects.

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I have so many feels. Arghh!!!

Thank you @missvictrix for a lovely recap.

Now, excuse me while I form a cohesive thoughts.

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I have been watching it while skipping so many parts, but up until episode 10, I concluded that the drama is not really about
Ha Won and Ji Soo
or Ha Won and Seo Woo
or In Wook and Soon Ho
The drama is more about Ha Won and In Wook

Ha Won doesn't really want to know about what's on Kim Ji Soo's mind, what he really wants is A Piece of Kang In Wook's Mind

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lmao this is so true!

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just a crazy thought or may i say a wild guess. at the end of the drama, hawon will move-in at the home stay, occupying the room changsup (as it was suggested by eunjoo to seowoo, at the scene when she sent her the stuffs seo brought to hawon's place). he eventually will need to get rid of the house, since it has a memory of ji-soo. . .just saying. . .😊

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To me it feels like the house has become HaWon and SeoWoo’s.
JiSoo only got to sit outside the house one time but SeoWoo got to go into the house and make it a home for HaWon. He slept comfortably there because SeoWoo is there. HaWon says “Im going home” for the first time after SeoWoo moves in. When HaWon is waiting for InWook and SoonHo he specifically closes the door to the room where SeoWoo sleeps, almost as if he wants to just deal with his past without it affecting what he has with SeoWoo. SeoWoo tells InWook “JiSoo never went into the house”.
To me all of these things make the house more a reminder/representation of what HaWon and SeoWoo have together.

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I agree, I thought it was very telling that HaWon shut the door to the bedroom before the expected visitors. I also had the feeling that he was protecting SeoWoo and their relationship, that he was setting a barrier between the hurtful past and healing present. I really do feel that he is moving on, bidding farewell to his obsession with Ji Soo and embracing SeoWoo both literally and figuratively.
In Wook, though - is still firmly in obsessive mode, still looking for some shreds of proof to support his idea that Ji Soo and HaWon were having an affair. His whole life long, he has been hating on Ha Won and distrusting those around him because of his own lack of self esteem.

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I have to admit, when the drama first started out (even though I still loved it then!) I wondered how the story would move past the whole Ji-soo thing. Everything seemed to revolve around her and Ha-won's fixation with her. Seo-woo seemed more like a secondary character at that point, only necessary to propel Ha-won/Ji-soo into movement.

When the episode count got cut down to 12, I was reaaally worried that the romance between Seo-woo and Ha-won would feel rushed, and that it might not be believable given how Ji-soo was probably the most important person in Ha-won's life for years. But I had no reason to worry! This has got to be one of my favourite kdrama romances ever...I love how quiet their relationship is. It's got none of the usual fanfare that accompanies a new kdrama couple (skipship scenes on repeat x10, avoidance/denial of feelings, suddenly unable to be themselves around each other), and I love it! I like that even though there's an initial awkwardness about them, it doesn't really seem to faze them, and they just kind of let each other be. They're both very observant and seem to understand how the other is feeling without many words needed, and I can't describe how refreshing that is in kdrama-land.

Also, shout out to the Eunjoo/Min-jung/Med student trio. They are just the cutest!

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Yes! The romance is realistic but no less swoony! Somehow more meaningful and warm.

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Like a lot of other Beanies, I'm mad at Sooho, or, better said, at the Writer for making her betray her Uncle for a dude. She likes Inwook and wants to protect him from a confrontation with Hanwoo at least until after his concert... it sounds flimsy! Couldn't it just be that she understands that what happened to Hawon's mom wasn't intended? It was his fault, but it's not as if he wanted it to happen, he was just a thoughtless teenager, and she was an adult who knew that there was a protocol in place and chose not to follow it... It's understandable that Hawon and even Jisoo, who knew her, can't forgive him, but not someone able to have a more dettached view of what happened. To me, Soonho taking Inwook's side would make a lot more sense if it was because she actually felt that he's beating himself up for an accident, and it wouldn't feel as much as a betrayal to Hawon

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I thought that was how she felt. She isn't just doing this for Inwook because she likes him, but shes doing this because she understands him and feels bad for him too, as she has been able to see how much he has been suffering. And she is able to feel this way because she likes him I guess.

Honestly, I'd rather she didn't "like" him so there would be more of an emphasis on how she understands him and wanted to help him because she is an empathetic person. Cause I guess I get that to many watchers love doesnt justify a "betrayal", but I feel like empathy does.

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Agree with you that empathy is a motivation lot easier to accept than romantic interest, and it's s lot more interesting for a female character than the old "love" that justifies all sorts of crappy behaviour. The problem is that she does say that she wants to protect him because she likes him... I would have preferred her to express any other reason, really, especially because I don't like the Soonho-Inwook pairing at all

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Totally agree with you. If she had done it out of empathy, I would understand, because sincerely I can't understand that a person who felt so betrayed by an ex and who decided to close her up for nine years suddenly decides to "give her heart" to someone who's become a widower some weeks ago, and to openly declare herself to him.

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And a recent widower that treats people like garbage, on top of that! A lot of women in Dramaland seem to have the strangest preferences when it comes to guys...
Ok, I'm going to come clean: I really liked Kim Sungkyu in Kingdom, and wanted to like him in this, but I find his character a self-centred obnoxious jerk, and although I'm sorry for the stuff that happended to him, I can't stand Inwook, grrrr

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you're not alone!

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When I saw how In Wook's hand tightened on the music sheets when he was grilling Seo Woo about whether or not Ji Soo has really visited the house, it was obvious that he was still an exposed nerve about Ji Soo, certain that she had been carrying on behind his back... actually, it made me wonder if he hadn't been abusive to Ji Soo, emotionally if not physically.

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Inwook is abusive. He's controlling. He's judgemental. He was an abusive husband and we've seen nothing but controlling, angry and abusive behaviour from him throughout. I still believe that Jisoo went to Norway to die. And that's not just because she found out what happened to Won's mother. It's because she had ten years married to a man who isolated her from her friends and family and demanded utter devotion while not reciprocating. It's textbook abuse.

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Oh my God, I was so mad. "He overcame it" Are u kidding me? When she said that I wanted to throw sonething. Jung hai in is wonderfully emotive, seriously dude can act. I can't believe soon ho was protecting that lying coward. Listening on the other side of the door while another woman tries to protect his lying a$$. His one lie had destroyed so many lives and he still can't own up to it. Soon ho though, that hurt. At first I was like what's going on here? Then she said he overcame it. I could feel my blood pressure rising. He overcame it so the rest of you can take flying leap. Wow. That was wrong, so wrong. To quote the Godfather "Never take side with anyone against the family, ever". Anyway I'm happy Ha won went to seek solace with his lady instead of pulling a disappearing act, not that I'd blame him cos soon ho, damn, after all that talk about killing the bastard she pulled a 180, that was cold. But Jung hae In, I love this guy.

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--There must have been some bonding between Seo Woo and Min Jung that was lost with the 4 episode cut, because otherwise it doesn't make sense why Min Jung would start crying when she learned Seo Woo was leaving the house. Prior to that scene, the two had barely spoken to each other in the episodes shown.

--I also think Student Baek's story must have been cut, which is too bad, because he seems like a sweet guy. I love how he had no problem hanging out with the older women.

--Sung ho's betrayal of Ha won was short-sighted, selfish and reckless, but that's what we've come to expect from her. She is infuriating on so many levels.

--Loved the "70% to 85% to 100%" as Ha won squeezed Seo woo tighter. It's probably my favorite scene in the show so far.

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When they're drinking together, Eunjoo tells Minjung that Seowoo went through a lot. Minjung might not know the details, but she knows that their relationship is meaningful... The way I understood the scene, Mnjung was crying because she bonded with Eunjoo and knew how important (and sad) it felt for her to hear that she was Seowoo's family...

I'm not sure, but I think the Med-student was the guy sleeping on the bunkerbed when Minjung talked to her AI and finally opened up about her daughter... That's why he felt so worried about a suicide attempt in ep 9, when he realized the chair was missing, and that's probably why hangs out with the ahjummas too... Plus, he's super nice, of course!

The recharging scene was lovely! My heart felt recharged too

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Yes, he was the student under the blanket, that's probably why he feels so worried about her. Also he seems to be a really warm guy, after all he went to have an afternoon tea with the ladies and was the one who invited and also suggested taking the photo. I also believe we're losing some part of his story here.

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I love how both he and EunJoo realize, wordlessly, that one way to help heal MinJoo is to give her a new, more positive restaurant memory filled with friends and laughter instead of guilt - and they make it happen. That was such a great scene!

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He knows Seowoo so I imagine he was brought in originally for his connection to her to be explored. That's just one plotline that's been dropped.

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For the crying scene, I think it's more about the home than SW leaving. Eun Joo's Boarding House was Min Jung's home in short moment in her life but it was meaningful because she came back. She understood all the meaning in the simple word "home".

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When someone you care about cries, you tend to cry too, whether those are tears of joy or sadness. EunJoo cries because Won says out loud what SeoWoo feels, that EunJoo is her family and she's leaving her family house. And when she cries, MJ cries as well because she really cares about EunJoo (remember she named her daughter after her).

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Minjung still searching for the golden hand. Her reaching for Hawon's hand, him retreating and the Med-student offering his instead 😂

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Thank you for this weecap @missvictrix!

I love Seo Woo and Won's private moments here. It's nothing grand but I found it really sweet and cute. Their chemistry is no joke.

I'm now wondering how the drama will unfold with two episodes left. I agree that it was able to adapt to the plot constraints but the viewers have yet to see Won and In Wook's confrontation and how the four main leads will reach each of their middle ground. I hope it'll have the satisfying ending it deserves.

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I do have one question, are HaWon and SeoWoo “living” living together or just staying together? 😉

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I think they're leaving that to them viewers' imagination. Anyway, when Hawon was shutting the bedroom's door before Inwook's visit, I spotted two pillows on the bed! Just saying...

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There are always two pillows on the bed, if I am not wrong...
Anyway, it's a Kdrama, I don't think we'll have anything explicit, but I'd rather think that those two pillows are needed.

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Given how tentative the kiss was, I'm pretty sure they haven't taken that next step yet. Maybe in episode 11?

At some point they're going to feel a little silly if they're living together, but sleeping in different beds, like an old married couple. :>)

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Well, the kiss was before she moved in; I notice that they are not tentative about physical contact after she moved in (banbogi scene, for example) so I also assume that things have progressed in that respect but that Show has drawn a delicate curtain of privacy over the details, in true Kdrama fashion.

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“Delicate curtain of privacy”

I like it. Fits in with the show...

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Maybe, but they've been hugging for a while. I think there would have been a different vibe (at least a discreet kiss) in the banbogi scene if they had already been intimate under the covers. No way of knowing, really. :)

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I cannot say enough how much I love this drama. I have already moved it to my "Favorite-Drama-Of-The-Year-So-Far" category.

There are so many parts that I love in this week's episode, I have to list them out:
1. I love the new Eun-joo’s Homestay Squad. I love that they have "adopted" Ha-won into their squad. I was snickering inside during the parts where they were "bullying" Chang-seob - serves him right!

2. I squee during Ha-won and Seo-woo's first kiss. I love all their scenes together. The hugs, the smiles, the quiet moments between them. These two for me, are the cutest couple in the currently airing kdrama right now. And you cannot change my mind.

3. The scene where Ha-won tells Eun-joo that Seo-woo will be living with him is so touching, I cried.

4. I hated Soon-ho in ep10 when she prevented Ha-won from meeting In-wook. She was way out of line in that scene. My heart was breaking for Ha-won.

5. That all-enveloping hug at the end of ep10 is everything. I would have been mightily pissed off if they suddenly conjured a conflict between Ha-won and Seo-woo this late in the drama. And I am so glad they didn't because Ha-won and Seo-woo deserves all their happy moments and some more. Okay, let me re-phrase that, WE deserve to see all their happy moments (where are my other 4 episodes, drama???)

6. I love, love the cinematography. The colors, the theme, the music. They all blend so well together. Props to the production team.

As a side note, I never fully like Ji-soo. I think she was a bit selfish. She never forgave In-wook for his mistake, but didn't want to tell Ha-won either. She has no loyalty. She doesn't pick a side and stick to it. And in this way, Seo-woo is so different from her. Seo-woo was loyal to Ji-soo's secrets, but the moment she found out how entangled that secret is to Ha-won, she picked Ha-won. And I knew then, that Seo-woo will always pick Ha-won. I am so glad that Ha-won found her. He needs someone like Seo-woo in his life.

Shout-out to the little nose-crunch that Ha-won did while hugging Seo-woo when they meet halfway under the cherry blossoms tree. I told you, I love them. Haha.

And finally, all the props to Jung Hae-in and Chae Soo-bin. They are rocking their role. They are so believable as Ha-won and Seo-woo. I don't know how I am going to say goodbye to them next week. I am feeling sad already that this drama is ending next week. I want more of Ha-won and Seo-woo and the new Eun-joo’s Homestay Squad please.

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That nose-crunch! 💚

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Love the way you put it: Seowoo was being loyal to Jisoo's secret (I have no time for Jisoo and her problems), but she was always going to pick Hawon because she's loyal to him (unlike Soonhoo, *eyeroll)

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JiSoo seems to be a weak person - someone who needs taking care of and crumbles when things go wrong. Her writing those letters were a way to have someone else (once again) take care of her problems. I’m not sure she loved HaWon or InWook for that matter. When she told HaWon she’s getting married she says that her future husband is someone who helped her in Norway after HaWon left.

SeoWoo is mentally and emotionally stronger. That’s why I adore her.

I too loved the nose crunch during Banbogi. I also loved that he lifted her to turn on the street light, instead of turning it on for her. To me it was symbolic of how they’re relationship is of mutual support.

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Oh, great point! There are drama writers out there - cough KES cough - who would have written that scene as the guy leaning over the girl and turning on the light for her, grinning down at her with this superior 'I'll take care of that little lady' attitude. And that would have meant "romantic" but the way this was written is truly romantic because it shows how in tune they are with each other, supportive literally and figuratively.

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Yes. Seo-woo is definitely stronger than Ji-soo, mentally and emotionally. Seo-woo is my favorite character in this drama. I just love her to bits.

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Why did ji so marry in wook? I can’t seem to figure that one out. Her trains seemed lame

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I think Seowoo decided against protecting the secret because she realized Jisoo didnt want to protect the secret - she had been crying out desperately for it to be revealed, because she does care for Hawon, but was too weak to go through with it.

I also would like to believe Seowoo got to this conclusion because she herself cares so much about Hawon, and wants the best for him so she couldnt possibly believe Jisoo wouldnt want the same. In the end, I think both girls wanted Hawon to find out the truth. It is to some degree easier for Seowoo because she has no attachment to Inwook (and doesnt know exactly what happened since nobody told her), unlike Moonho who can empathise more with Inwook.

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I never liked JiSoo, I never understand this crush every single character in this drama had on her.
But even so, I don't think she was selfish, I just think she was never well and had some important issues that probably were triggered by IW's confession, but it doesn't mean she was a balanced person. A depression doesn't show from day to another, it takes time. She felt miserable and was being medicated for a depression. She should have sought profesional help (like most of the characters in the show, if I am allowed to say).

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Yes, you're right. Selfish is probably not it. I think Ji-soo was so used to someone taking care of her. First, it was Ha-won, and then she turned to In-wook when Ha-won left Oslo. That's why she is not used to deciding anything on her own.

Makes me adore Seo-woo's character more.

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These are my thoughts on what you and @kasumi said...

I don't think it's about her deciding things on her own and more about her own personal conflict...

To me it's less about the men and more about her... I feel people take away from her and name her weak and selfish because we want her to be a certain way...

To me it's about the fact that, that the lives of three people she loves got intertwined in the most cruel way ever... And she now has to choose... Mama hw was important to her, hw was important to her and her husband was important to her...

I think a part of her thought she could do it, could just let sleeping dogs lie and live with the burden of such a secret, but as much as she loved her husband she also loved hw and his mom... The fact that she was depressed didn't help and was medicated... In the letter she said she wanted to tell the truth, and the reason why she wrote to SH was because she knew SH will never read her letters...

She is allowed to fall in love without it being about oh "I always need someone to take care of me" I could turn it around and say she needed someone to take care of (from what I heard she was in the taking care of partner while he does great things society)... I think she choose to continue taking care of her husband, but that decision just made her underling health issues worst (depression) and then HW suddenly reappears in her life, and it became time to actually face the music... Its easier to omit telling someone someone a truth if they are not in front of you...

Didn't help that HW was all "YOU IS MISERABLE"

Going to Oslo to me was her journey to unburden herself, she choose herself... I saw it as a step towards saying what needed to be said... But faith had a different game set for her...

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I was thinking about your comment and it’s very insightful.
JiSoo’s conflict is larger and complicated. I wonder if the writer is mimicking JiSoo’s conflict in SoonHo. She’s having to choose between InWook and HaWon and it’s tearing her apart. By having us see Soon Ho’s conflict maybe the writer is giving us insights into JiSoo and her struggles.
In the first few episodes I was mostly been neutral to JiSoo and I actually wanted her to long die but to find her own happiness. I was concerned that HaWon would get stuck and not be able to move on. Strangely, it’s InWook who’s stuck and not able to move on. I’m amazed at the writers. They’ve completely flipped all the perspectives. HaWon seemed obsessive but it’s InWook who’s has not been able to move on for several years. SoonHo was the one who was most judgmental about JiSoo but now she’s the one who’s having to face the same dilemma that JiSoo faced. It’s amazing!

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To me our inability to understand and explain Jisoo's behaviour is a deliberate decision on the part of the writers. Because isn't that what sudden death is? The realisation that you can never ask somebody what they were thinking or feeling or why they did what they did. Jisoo is a mystery to us because she's a mystery to everyone else. And like them, we have to try to piece her together with the small parts of herself left in the world.

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"These two for me, are the cutest couple in the currently airing kdrama right now. And you cannot change my mind."

I agree. HW and SW are actually my co-favorite Kdrama couple of any I've seen, along with Bok-joo and Joon-hyung, which is funny because the two couples couldn't be more different.

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I can't say enough how much I love this drama. Jung hae in and chae soo bin are love. God i hope we see them in another drama again cos their chemistry is on fire.

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I can't say much. But this drama is a true beauty. It kept me hooked up ,waiting for every Monday and Tuesday. I totally loved it's ost .First I thought that Seo woo was link between Ha Won and Ji Soo but then realized it was the other way around. Ji soo is who linked them together. It was so amazing as I saw Ha won fall for Seo woo. And I also loved how Seo woo first loved him because of how how he loved Ji soo. Watching the whole drama made me happy, sad, excited. It was like listening to a song. The kind of song which brings smile on your face but makes your heart a little sad.

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Eunjoo giving Seowoo a bag full of home appliances, like a mom does when you move out, she's a sweetie! And SW and HW looking into the bag like the pair of sweet bunnies that they are, they're so cute!

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HW who wants a pyjama too :D

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I need a hug that can refill my batteries to 100%. Such a beautiful scene.

Favorite moment of the drama: the afternoon tea. I love how those three are becoming a family.

Not sorry for Chang Seob having second thoughts... so sorry man. That train has already left (or at least I hope so).

I loved the kiss scene and that "my body felt short" won my heart... feel so identified with the being too short, haha.

I won't make a list of things I don't understand (as always, it would be really long) or that don't make sense to me (longer), because I can't say it enough: I love this show!!!!!

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It's not really a good time for "Free Hug" :p

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I think I can deal with a hug from JHI, taking all measures needed!!!

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Good riddance to Chang Sup! I suspect he's only having second thoughts cos of how cool Eun Joo's been acting. Why did he let her go at first? Cos he thought he could've done better than a homely-noona type.. But thanks to ahjumma who told him straight up he's lost his chance.

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So I posted a comment & I can't see it.... 😔

This has arguably become my favourite drama. The amount of thinking & squealing I've done over this I haven't done with any kdrama this year. I'm so sad there are only 2 more episodes left.

Thank you for the recap missvictrix!

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The drama did quite well in coping with the shortened mandate. I think we were supposed to get half an episode where Soon Ho created fuss over Ha Won & SW's relationship, & another where the piano tuner & Seo Woo's past before becoming a sound engineer were to be explored (or maybe about her career struggle). There was a certain tonal difference from one SW scene to another where the editing made me feel like they were part of different episodes & the after scene was before the OTP ship had progressed to move in level.
___ Just little twinges, but overall still good.

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What the shortening did however, was maybe cut out the parts that would make me understand & feel for Soon Ho. Her outburst to HW feel like it came from nowhere. Because HW's issue with Kang In Wook wasn't because of Jisoo, but because of his mom. An answer he'd looked for more than half his life.

(btw side note - the show had like 8 eps to establish HW back storyline better - first they said he was adopted by a couple that worked for the foreign embassy? & was one of the only Korean kids in Norway along with Jisoo - they gave the impression both of them were adopted. Then later it turned out soon ho's halmoni was alive.... Like so was he adopted after his mom died? Like what?. Let's pretend Jisoo had parents working in norway & wasn't HW's adopted sister - because that was the impression the first episodes gave us, but what about HW?)

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Now back to SH - she didn't say give me one more day, so many peoples hard work went into this ; mine & Seo Woo included.
She was just thinking of that jerk pianist - how could you put a man you met a few months ago (albeit she fancies him) over someone whose been your family for over 9 years?
& How dare she say he's finally put it behind him - what right does Kang have to put it behind him when he never apologized for the consequences of his malicious little lie?

Hatred is an insidious little thing. What he did was wrong & he especially knew how the family of the lady who died was tormented about it. I think he liked the idea of HW in pain - first because of his mom & 2nd because of Jisoo. I wouldn't be surprised if he pursued her precisely because she was the woman HW loved.
___Anyways, the confrontation needs to happen & he needs to apologize so that HW (&he too ugh) can move on.

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Exactly! Just because she like the pianist that why she kept won meeting him. I do not like the way soon ho acted.
Confrontation need to happen ASAP.

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I agree with you that the episode cut got rid of development that would have made Soonho's decision at the end make sense. As it is, it's a shocking betrayal that made me so angry and I felt every bit of Haewon's grief and pain at her standing between him and the truth.

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@leetennant me too LT, me too.

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I don't think Ji Soo was adopted--or if she was, it wasn't by Ha Won's parents. After Ji Soo died, In Wook spoke on the phone with Ji Soo's parents.

I don't think it was ever explained what Ji Soo and her parents were doing in Norway.

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Yeah that was afterwards in ep 3 - I'm talking about the bungled up back story they implied in the first two episodes which is why I said let's assume Jisoo wasn't Ha Won's adopted sister in Norway. That still leaves the question about HW's unclear family history.

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I think Won lived in Norway with his mum (no explanation why) and when she died (we didn't know about his dad) he was "adopted" by the woman in the Embassy, which happens to be HS's granddaughter, and that's the reason she calls him "uncle".

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*HS's grandmother*
Correction.

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Thanks! At first I thought the embassy woman was the adoptee mom & she died. Later when they showed a phone call from her I thought the great incident had made her disabled or something.

It wasn't clear that Won had a real mum.

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@maybemaknae her grave is the one JiSoo visited in Norway.
I understand the confusion, as this is a very confusing show.

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I did feel that HaWon and SeoWoo’s relationship moved just a tad faster than the previous episodes. I would have liked one more episode of HaWon and SeoWoo getting closer before they moved in together. But the show handled the speeding up quiet well.

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Me too. Overall it was done quite well. Hopefully the last eps gives us more OTP time because I'm sure ep 11 will deal with the past & what not.

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First, I dont like the way soon ho acted.
For Pete Sake! Won needs to know first and foremost. Like his friend hoon advised. Just because she like the pianist and there is upcoming recital? That is why she doesnt want won to confront the pianist?
I feel frustrated

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"Just because she likes the pianist" isn't just a reason. For Soonho, it's the whole reason. She's in love with Inwook, and she just recovered from a 9-year heartbreak when she knew that this new relationship wouldn't end well either. It's the depiction of inner conflict at its best. I'm not saying what she did was right, but I understand. And it's not like she told Won to leave Inwook be forever, she just asked him to wait one more day. She betrayed Won by doing so, but she also betrayed Inwook because at the end of the day, although she initially said that what he did to Won's mom didn't matter, it still mattered. There was no way she could behave the same around him again.
But yeah, I completely understand why you're upset! She's known Won for so long yet she shielded the one he hated the most.

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What i feel sad about the last ep is that when soon ho blocking the door and saying to wait one more etc. (in wook) just because he overcame the (slump) and won said, He overcame it? repeatedly. it breaks my heart.

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I think that to her this was a decision between Hawoon having to wait an extra day for an answer to a question versus Inwook being able to get his career back on track. That one day seems small in comparison to the rest of Inwook's life.

But this was not well enough developed, not nearly enough and for that I do blame the cut.

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At first I was happy with the episode cut because I was afraid the drama would be too slow... but now that it's ending next freaking week I want this to be longer. Now everyone only has 2 episodes to tie up loose ends, and we still have our side characters as well :(

My heart broke when Soonho blocked the studio door from Won with all her might. She begged, and I've never expected Soonho to beg with such desperation. And what's more heartbreaking is the fact that she didn't do this for herself, but for Inwook. She never said that she was going to hide Inwook forever, she just begged Won and Seowon to wait until the recital is done. She knew Won confronting Inwook would change everything about their budding relationship (this killed me), but she was willing to accept it as long as Inwook could finish his recital successfully. Soonho was willing to give Inwook a chance to "claim" his glory and she also wanted Won to get his answers. What would she get? Heartbreak, all over again, after isolating herself in a farm for 9 years. After finally feeling happiness again.

I know things would be different if she wasn't in love with Inwook since she was so ready to expose Jisoo's husband to Won and "ruin him," but I still think what she did in ep 10 was soul-crushing. Yes, she betrayed Won by asking him to wait (the look of hurt in Won's eyes...), but she also "betrayed" Inwook by letting Won to eventually meet Inwook after saying that what he did didn't matter. That it was okay. God please let this woman be happy :(. She did so much for each of our main characters, including Seowoo. She got the debut she deserved, and it was all thanks to Soonho.

I think I'm going to cry even harder next week, but anyways, I hope Eunjoo and Changseob won't get back together. I know Changseob said he regretted breaking up with her because he realized how nice she is, but well, he started showing regret after Eunjoo changed her hairstyle and the way she dressed. And before their breakup, Changseob made quite a lot of comments about her appearance, it's as if he was embarrassed of her. I hope Eunjoo won't get swayed and really kicks him out. Minjung was right, Changseob was too late.

P.S. That one Won and Seowoo hug, it really got me too :((
P.P.S. We need more Won, Hoon, and Soonho banters! And more of the homestay squad!

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I wanna add something! Just because I want Soonho and Inwook to be happy, both as individuals and as a future couple, I don't 100% side with Inwook. He needs to admit his wrongdoings, to himself and to Won. He constantly said everything would've been okay, HE would've been okay if Jisoo had said "it was okay." No, it doesn't work that way. He needs to confront himself and apologize to Won.

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The one thing I haven’t been able to fully understand is SoonHo’s fascination with InWook. Part of the reason could be that we’ve not been shown a lot of their interactions either by design or because of the episode cut. But when I look at the various pieces of information sprinkled over the 10 episodes then it sort of makes sense. it’s not right it’s just consistent within the character arc. SoonHo is a passionate, emotional, emphatic, but slightly spoiled, fragile and rash person. What HaWon said about her, that she is “a child with a fragile heart”, is very tru. She is someone who cut off the world when one person caused her pain. That’s what children do - they think in black and white. adults learn that there could be grey areas and compromises. SoonHo also has a strong nurturing instinct and someone who doesn’t give up on things/people that she think can be helped/saved. Her insistence on saving JiSoo’s plants both to InWook and SeoWoo show that. SoonHo acts before she thinks all the time. When she’s angry with InWook for replacing SeoWoo she struggles with anger and vents to HaWon. SoonHo has been spoiled by HaWon and their grandmother. HaWon repeatedly gives in to SoonHo in many things. Even after he finds out that InWook is JiSoo’s husband he is hesitant to outright reject/forbid/demand SoonHo’s interest in InWook. All this brings us to episode 10 where SoonHo is now struggling because she’s interested in a guy after a long time and she’s invested a lot in saving his career and by extension him. All the whole she’s still processing the fact that InWook is JiSoo’s husband. She is probably still not sure if HaWon wants to meet InWook because of JiSoo or because of HaWon’s mother. HaWon has been “obsessing” about JiSoo for nine years, the fact that HaWon’s mother’s death is related to her husband is fairly new. HaWon has moved on from JiSoo but SoonHo is not thinking rationally. She’s emotional and rash and has due to love and empathy put all her efforts into InWook’s recital. She’s also probably counting on HaWon letting her get her way. At this point it’s not sure they will be able to make up. It would have been nice if the show had at least two more episodes to deal with the fall out of this one incident between SoonHo and HaWon. Because their relationship needs as much care and attention and healing as HaWon and SeoWoo’s.

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Great analysis of Soon-ho, I was trying to wrap my head around her rationale to not letting Hawon meet Inwook and I was bordering on frustration with her but after reading your comment I can kind of see where she’s coming from.. doesn’t make her right because Hawon and Inook need to have a talk but I see what she’s thinking

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I hope there is nothing wrong with Seo Woo. That bending over in pain near the end of ep. 10 seemed to be more than just being out of breath. One of the pleasing things about this drama is that there have been no cliche-driven hospital scenes. I hope we don't suddenly get that with so little time left to sort out the already existing story lines.

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Ugh at that the network cutting the episodes. I really felt them moving the story along to tell it all. The pacing just felt sped up and not the usual rhythm of the show. Either way, still love most of the characters.
I really don't get Soonho's action at the end. Maybe if the two actually talked, IW could get beyond beating himself up for what happened and move beyond it. HW after that conversation could just forgive him and then they move on. Instead she stops the meeting and puts him in an even worse place cause he is dreading the conversation that will have to happen at some point. Also she so insensitive to someone she considers family and just to someone who is really a victim. Unless, she does something next week, I don't get how her character can be redeemed.

Also OST part 4 FINALLY!

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Me too. Confrontation bounds to happen anytime soon. Why she stopped it. His mother died of course he need to knows the truth. haaay.

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Does anyone know if the series is getting good reviews in Korea? I know that the viewer ratings are poor, but it would be nice if the actors and crew are receiving recognition from the local critics for the excellent drama they have given us.

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I LOVE HA WON & SEO WOO SO MUCH!! Yes, they're already my favorite-couple-of-the-year-so-far, and favorite drama too probably.

Also the nerve of Soon Ho, a recital is more important than solving your family/uncle/best friend deep-rooted trauma over his mother's death? Unbelievable!!

Onto brighter things (other than the gem that is Seo Woo & Ha Won), how CUTE and adorable is that little family at the homestay - with their bonding sessions and tight-knit camaraderie, they're such a good support system for each other.

And lastly i just wanna say, Jung Hae In only needs to flick his eyebrows and I'm sold on whatever emotions he wants me to feel..ahhhhh...

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Jung Hae-in killed it with his acting in the scene between Hawon and Soonho, the emotions he portrayed was so palpable, not to mention the scene at the end when Hawon and Seowoo are hugging :(

It’s a shame his talent isn’t as easily recognised because he’s “typecast” in melos especially he brings 100% to every role he portrays, he is so so good

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I know some people complain about him doing the same roles but he's so good that i don't really mind at all. I'm not sure if you've seen Start Up but he plays a softie wannabe-gangster there.

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I've been meaning to watch it... might make a plan to watch it tonight!

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I actually dont understand when people say he is always "typecast". I find that his so-called typecast roles to be completely different from one another especially because he is that good. And I've seen my fair share of actor/actress where they always gave the same vibe even in different genre.

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This is so true, he might do the same genre but his roles in each one has always been different and he is able to portray them differently each time, whereas there are some actors who still feel the same even if they do completely different dramas

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Thanks for the weecap.

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Thank you @missvictrix for such beautiful recap. There's so much undercurrents happening in the drama that requires some maturity in understanding them. Love how the cast beautifully acted their characters. I'm sad that it has ended. 😭

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I just finished this episode and let me just say in wook is very very selfish he keeps asking everyone to understand him but like he refuses to understand them he wouldnt understand ji soo when she literally went into depression bec ha won is like family to her it really tore her and made her miserable and he wouldnt understand ha won whose mom literally died because of him and throughout he acts all wronged and damaged and traumatized like wow excuse you dude but like shouldnt you at least apologize to ha wons mom ji soo ha won what the hell and i hate how he questions ji soo and ha wons relationship too like dudeeeeeee she chose you she loved you and ha won stepped back bec he loved her aahhh i am so angry but loved loved loved the last scene where sw looked for hw everywhere and turns out he was waiting for her all along ahhh ♥ the look the run the hug ♥♥♥♥♥

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