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Oh My Baby: Episode 10

A promotion and a boyfriend have our heroine feeling as if she’s on top of the world. What she doesn’t know is that he has a secret that’s at odds with her dream to become a mother. Unaware of any complications, she’s ready for things between them to advance to the next level but one obstacle after another gets in the way. As her boyfriend tries to find the right time to reveal his condition, the question is — what will come first, intimacy or the truth?

  
EPISODE 10: “Moments we call love 2”

As Ha-ri surveys the elaborate breakfast that her mother prepared for her, she narrates, “The world suddenly changed after I became the editor-in-chief.” At Dachae Media, Ha-ri now sits at the head desk where she’s presented with flowers from Yi-sang, with the message, “You know you’re cuter than all babies, right?”

After work, Ha-ri goes out for drinks with Yeon-ho, Hyo-joo and So-yoon. When asked how it feels to be the new editor-in-chief, Ha-ri enthuses, “Sweet!” As the celebration gets underway, Ha-ri narrates, “So this must be how it feels to have the world at your fingertips,” adding, “The feeling only lasted a day.”

The next time we see Ha-ri, she’s asleep at her desk, dressed in sweats. After the sun rises, she visits a nearby sauna and the neighborhood convenience store. Outside of the store, Ha-ri runs into Yi-sang and when he doesn’t say anything, she guesses that he doesn’t recognize her.

Yi-sang insists that he’d recognize his girlfriend anywhere, he’s only speechless because he hasn’t seen Ha-ri in so long. Taking Ha-ri’s basket of toiletries and her hand, Yi-sang walks her back to Dachae Media.

At home, Mom grumbles that Ha-ri spent another night at work, which doesn’t help her pregnancy project. Jae-young asks how she feels about Ha-ri raising a baby on her own and Mom admits that she’d prefer that Ha-ri find someone special first. Jae-young casts doubt that will happen and suggests, “…what if I kept living with her…I just have to be by her side like I am now.”

In front of Dachae Media, Yi-sang is reluctant to let go of Ha-ri’s hand. When she reminds him, “You should contain yourself,” we see in flashback that Yi-sang pulled Ha-ri into an empty elevator and afterwards, she exited with hardly a hair out of place while his clothes and hair were a mess. Another time, Yi-sang dropped a pen near Ha-ri’s desk and after they both bent down to pick it up, he stood up with lipstick smeared across his face.

Yi-sang pouts that he hasn’t been able to see Ha-ri thanks to her busy work schedule, sighing, “There’s a lot I haven’t said.” After assuring him that there will be plenty of time for dates after her deadline, Ha-ri gives Yi-sang a big hug before returning to work.

In the office, Ha-ri rallies her exhausted staff with only hours to go until their deadline. When Ha-ri visits Manager Kim, Eu-tteum makes sure to greet her. Later, Eu-tteum finds Ha-ri in the lounge to ask her to go out with him for a meal, taking her mug until she agrees. After Eu-tteum leaves, Ha-ri has the mistaken impression that he wants her to be his mentor.

At Jambi Studio, Soo-chul agrees to a side gig over the phone, unaware that Yi-sang is resting on the couch while waiting for Ha-ri. When Yi-sang asks if he’s taking on part-time work for the money, Soo-chul admits that his kid needs a music tutor.

Soo-chul admits that he’s jealous of Yi-sang, “…you’re still a wanted photographer,” sighing, “What on earth happened to me?” When Yi-sang calls Soo-chul ‘cool’, he’s warned that now that he’s dating Ha-ri, “You should get ready to look cool.”

Over at Dachae Media, Ha-ri and her team work into the night until she announces, “Good work. Go home.” After Ha-ri calls him, Yi-sang walks her home where she’s reluctant to see him go. Ha-ri has an idea and asks Yi-sang to change a light bulb for her but Jae-young pops up from behind a potted plant to ask, “Which light bulb are you asking him to change?”

Ha-ri tersely answers that it’s the one in her bedroom and Jae-young heads for her place until Yi-sang orders, “Freeze.” Yi-sang warns, “I’m very wary of perverts since I was in the military police,” and Jae-young threatens, “I’m wary of injuries since I was a medical officer.”

Ha-ri makes it clear that she doesn’t appreciate Jae-young’s interference and when he reminds her that her mother is still awake, she snaps, “Go and tell her. She’ll be delighted.” Moving between Ha-ri and Jae-young, Yi-sang promises to change the light bulb another night and stays until she’s inside so that Jae-young doesn’t follow her.

As soon as he’s inside, Jae-young runs up the stairs to Ha-ri’s place. After letting Jae-young in, Ha-ri guesses that he wants to drink but he claims that he’s given up alcohol. After Ha-ri drops back into her chair, Jae-young asks if she’s always this busy.

Ha-ri reminds Jae-young that this was her first issue as editor-in-chief and when he promises a gift for her promotion, she turns him down, “Forget it. You’re going to try to take double of what you give me.” Insisting that he’s changed, Jae-young explains that he not only gave up drinking, he’s taking better care of Do-ah and he’s good to Ha-ri’s mom.

Jae-young promises, “I’ll be good to you too, so just say the word. What you want, what you want to do, everything.” When Ha-ri doesn’t reply, Jae-young realizes that she’s asleep and he turns to gaze at her. After a heavy sigh, Jae-young throws a blanket over Ha-ri and then returns downstairs where he struggles with his feelings.

While on a morning run through the park, Yi-sang sees Mom’s aerobics class and joins in. After class is over, Mom and Yi-sang sit down together and she explains that she took up aerobics for health reasons and eventually became a licensed instructor.

When Yi-sang jokes, “Do you know why grandparents are so wise…Because they’re “senior” citizens,” he’s surprised by Mom’s laugh. Insisting that he’s funny, Mom suggests, “I guess the two of us click.”

Mom asks about Yi-sang’s girlfriend and when he reports things are good, she advises, “Don’t get too upset if things don’t work out…You might be destined to marry my daughter.” When Mom adds that her daughter will inherit a huge building, Yi-sang laughs nervously and then continues on his way.

At lunchtime, Jae-young asks his receptionist about a nearby restaurant but she points to Jung-won, who’s been waiting to see him. They go to lunch together and that’s when Jae-young confesses that he can’t stop hating Jung-won, who never visits Do-ah.

After Jung-won claims that she can’t face their daughter, Jae-young informs her that he likes someone else. Insisting that she still loves Jae-young, Jung-won agrees to let him go if Ha-ri loves him too, convinced that he doesn’t have a chance.

Ha-ri rushes out of her place for a date with Yi-sang and runs into her mother. Surprised that Ha-ri isn’t resting, Mom guesses that her daughter is seeing someone and asks, “…I want to see this guy soon.” Ha-ri wants a chance to date him first and as she runs off excitedly, Mom exclaims, “How pretty. I hope he’s a decent guy.”

Ha-ri and Yi-sang walk through a tunnel lined with tiny lights leading to “Cave Botanical Garden”. When Ha-ri is asked to take a family’s photo, Yi-sang momentarily steps out of sight and they end up separated. Yi-sang calls Ha-ri’s phone but rather than tell him where to find her, she asks, “Do you think we’ll be able to find each other here?”

After hanging up, Yi-sang and Ha-ri make their way through the maze-like cave and eventually reunite under a large star suspended from the ceiling. They find a bench to sit down and when Ha-ri observes that they’re used to doing things alone, Yi-sang purposes that from now on, they should do everything together.

Yi-sang suggests, “The fact that I was able to find you so easily inside this huge cave means that we’re meant to be,” but Ha-ri isn’t convinced that fate had anything to do with it. Yi-sang wonders if it’s possible that people convince themselves that they’re destined for each other because they don’t want to break up.

After the cave garden, Yi-sang asks Ha-ri what else she wants to do but she wants to hear his ideas. Yi-sang sweetly explains, “I’ve lived all my life doing what I want. So now, I want to do stuff that you like to do. That way, I’ll learn more about you.”

Ha-ri proposes that they take turns so that she can learn about Yi-sang too. When Ha-ri worries that she’ll come to expect too much because Yi-sang is so agreeable, he jokes, “Give someone an inch, and you get a ruler.” Unlike her mother, Ha-ri complains, “Gosh, your dad jokes are still so hard to get.”

Taking Ha-ri’s hand, Yi-sang confesses, “I’ve been trying to like the idea of kids.” Just as Yi-sang is about to explain why he didn’t want children in the first place, a vendor’s shout distracts him. Every time he tries to speak, Yi-sang is drowned out and he only manages to say, “Anyway, just know that I don’t hate kids.”

Back at his place, Yi-sang defends himself before his statue collection, “There’s no need to glare at me like that. I’m going to tell her.” Worried, Yi-sang asks the assembled figures, “What if she thinks that I’ve been deceiving her?” He confesses, “I’m terrified of losing her.”

At home, Ha-ri finds Jae-young drinking alone. She asks Jae-young not to bad mouth Yi-sang now that her mother knows that she’s dating. When Jae-young wonders, “What do you think would’ve happened to us had I not married Jung-won,” Ha-ri guesses that he regrets marrying her.

Jae-young blames Jung-won for costing him his real chance at happiness but Ha-ri reminds him how in love they once were. In a flashback, we see the day that Jung-won met Ha-ri, when she complained to Jae-young, “You never said she was pretty.”

Ha-ri, not quite as polished-looking back then, was offended when Jae-young made a big deal about Jung-won’s beauty at Ha-ri’s expense. Back in the present, Ha-ri insists, “Even if you go back in time, you’ll still choose her.” Jae-young finds the memory bittersweet now that his feelings for Jung-won are gone.

After a meeting with her superiors, Ha-ri finds Yeon-ho alone in the office. She reports that the executives complained about the drop in ad sales and that they want a better model on the cover.

Yeon-ho asks to write a piece on fertility treatments since the feature on infertility generated so many questions. Ha-ri gives her the go-ahead but asks to review her list of pharmaceuticals.

Just as Yeon-ho leaves, Eu-tteum pays Ha-ri a visit to ask if she’s free on Saturday. When she guesses that he wants to take her out for that meal, Eu-tteum promises to call Ha-ri on Saturday and walks away, ignoring her protests.

Later, Eu-tteum meets Hyo-joo at a coffee shop, confused when she asks about his family and living situation. She explains that they should get to know each other better now that they’re working together more frequently. Wrapping her straw’s wrapper around her ring finger, Hyo-joo asks Eu-tteum if he figured out the correct ring size. Eu-tteum confirms that everything is ready for his confession on Saturday, which Hyo-joo is delighted to hear.

On Saturday, a fashionably dressed Hyo-joo walks into a salon while Eu-tteum visits a jewelry store to purchase the rings she specified. While Ha-ri’s ring is fitted, Hyo-joo arrives at a café to wait for Eu-tteum’s call.

With the couple rings in hand, Eu-tteum calls Ha-ri and learns that she’s at Jo Jo’s Restaurant. Eu-tteum happens to be outside but when he walks in, he’s shocked by the sight of Yi-sang holding Ha-ri’s hand. Eu-tteum asks if they’re playing a game and Ha-ri pretends that they’re arm wrestling until Yi-sang confesses, “We’re dating.” Ha-ri begs Eu-tteum not to tell Manager Kim but he turns around and leaves without a word, the ring box still in his hand.

After warning Ha-ri not to be alone with Eu-tteum, Yi-sang sounds concerned now that he knows they’re dating. The restaurant’s owner breaks it to Yi-sang and Ha-ri, “Everyone at the company knows except for Mr. Kim.”

Yi-sang addresses his other rival when he asks how long Jae-young plans to live with Ha-ri. Because her mother thinks of him as a son, Jae-young can stay as long as he likes, so Ha-ri advises, “…just ignore him.”

It’s getting late as a numb Eu-tteum walks around aimlessly. It’s dark by the time Hyo-joo calls him from the café and when Eu-tteum doesn’t answer, she grabs her things and leaves. While Eu-tteum waits at a traffic light, he looks at the ring box in his hand as cars whiz by.

Ha-ri and Yi-sang are drinking beer when Jae-young calls to ask where she is. After Ha-ri reports that she’s at a bar near home, Jae-young takes off running to find her. Ha-ri is surprised by all the empty beer bottles on the table and when Yi-sang giggles, “I’m drunk,” she smiles, “It has been a while.”

Ha-ri offers to help Yi-sang home and he whispers, “Do you want to come over,” mumbling, “You should speed on the Autobahn, but I can’t speed with you.”

When a bowl of ramyun is delivered to a nearby table, Yi-sang smiles slyly, “Want some ramyun?” Jae-young walks in just then, sweaty and his glasses steamy, and sits at the table next to them. Yi-sang tries again, “Ha-ri. Do you want to have ramyun at my place?” But it’s Jae-young who speaks up, “I’ll go. I like ramyun.”

Back at home, an irritated Ha-ri makes some ramyun in Mom’s kitchen. When Mom walks in, Jae-young, who’s annoyed Ha-ri even more by helping himself to her ramyun, tattles, “She was out drinking and was about to go to a guy’s place to have ramyun.” While Jae-young struggles to explain what that means, Mom asks, “Why are you intruding on her personal life?” But Mom doesn’t hesitate to ask Ha-ri about her new man’s intentions.

Jae-young argues that there’s a certain order to things, pointing out that it makes no sense to add noodles to water that isn’t boiling. When Ha-ri hisses, “Our water is already boiling…,” Jae-young wonders why something hasn’t happened by now. Worried, Ha-ri asks her mother, “Do you think he feels pressured because he knows I want kids?”

While working late, Ha-ri thinks about Yi-sang’s drunken comment about the Autobahn. After sending everyone home, Ha-ri asks So-yoon if there are any appliances that need to be installed. When So-yoon picks up some type of cleaner, Ha-ri grabs it and runs out.

At home, Ha-ri changes into a stylish black dress. When she arrives at Yi-sang’s place, he runs around nervously before answering the door. After inviting her in, Ha-ri looks around, her attention caught by the photo of Yi-sang’s stamped hand, which happens to be next to his boxes of hormone injections.

When asked what needs to be installed, Ha-ri pulls out the box while announcing her hope that Yi-sang will think of her whenever he uses — the automatic toilet cleaning device. After Ha-ri installs it in Yi-sang’s toilet, they move to his couch. Still worried that he may feel pressured, Ha-ri assures Yi-sang, “Right now, all I care about is you.”

Just as Yi-sang is about to kiss Ha-ri, an announcement from the building’s management office goes off in his apartment followed by a security guard’s explanation that the pre-recorded message machine is broken. Determined, Ha-ri tries to kiss Yi-sang but the building’s sirens go off.

After walking Ha-ri home, Yi-sang reminds her about the light bulb she needs changed. Just as Yi-sang is about to follow Ha-ri into her place, Jae-young emerges with an old lightbulb and they’re forced to say goodnight. Beyond frustrated, Yi-sang sprints home, shouting in anguish.

During a visit with her doctor, Ha-ri admits that her menstrual cramps have worsened. With only a few months left before Ha-ri’s surgery, the doctor asks about her plan to get pregnant. When Ha-ri explains that she now has a boyfriend, the doctor decides to forego painkillers for a fertility injection and advises her patient to do her best to get pregnant.

Outside of Dachae Media, Yi-sang recalls writing on a charm (in the cave?), “I wish that Ha-ri’s wish will come true no matter what.” Pulling out his phone, Yi-sang calls Ha-ri and promises to wait for her to get off of work, explaining, “It’s just that I have something to say.”

After hanging up, Yeon-ho hands Ha-ri the list of fertility drugs that she wanted to review. When reminded that the office of general affairs asked for Jambi Studio’s contract, Ha-ri runs to get it and we see that the first fertility drug on the list is the one prescribed for Yi-sang.

When Jae-young can’t find Do-ah’s stroller, Mom points to it by the front door. Worried because Jae-young has been distracted lately, Mom guesses, “…do you have feelings for Ha-ri?” Miserable, Jae-young confesses, “I like her…what should I do?”

At Jambi Studio, So-yoon asks Yi-sang for help with the photo she needs for an article on successful bedtime signals between married couples. A couple is needed to stand behind a screen and since Soo-chul has to take the photos, So-yoon explains, “We’re the only man and woman left…” Ha-ri walks in just then and announces, “Actually, there’s me.”

While Soo-chul takes photos of their silhouettes, Ha-ri tells Yi-sang, “I have something to ask you.” Ha-ri explains why having a baby is easier that getting married, “My kid would instantly join my family and I will love it the moment I give birth to it. But marriage should be with someone whom I’m certain of loving until the day I die.”

Ha-ri reminds Yi-sang that it’s almost too late for her to have a child of her own just as Soo-chul directs them to step closer to one another. After they do so, Ha-ri continues, “I had no idea I’d feel this way, but I want the father of my child to be someone I love.” As Ha-ri smiles up at him, Yi-sang assures her, “I want nothing more than to love you.” After a nervous pause, Yi-sang continues, “But it’s difficult for me to have a child,” as Ha-ri’s smile fades.

  
COMMENTS

After all of the cuteness surrounding Ha-ri’s and Yi-sang’s budding romance, the mood definitely shifted in this episode. The relationship heated up at the same time that Yi-sang was trying to tell Ha-ri his secret. That caused Yi-sang lots of anguish, which was only compounded by the frustration that he experienced, together with Ha-ri, whenever their ‘alone time’ was interfered with over and over again.

Jae-young really annoyed me when he neglected to inform Mom that Ha-ri has a serious boyfriend so that he could make his case for staying by her side. He followed that up by doing everything in his power to keep Ha-ri and Yi-sang apart. I know that Jae-young is suffering now that he’s accepted his feelings for Ha-ri, but that doesn’t make it right for him to sabotage her relationship with Yi-sang.

Poor Eu-tteum had to deal with anguish of his own when he finally learned the truth about Ha-ri’s relationship with Yi-sang, and his devastation was brutal. I’m beginning to think that he and Hyo-joo are perfect for each other because they’re both painfully clueless. Eu-tteum was blindsided by Ha-ri’s dating news, even though everyone at work knows about them, and Hyo-joo never caught on that his confession was meant for someone else.

But all of that angst pales to the pain that’s waiting for Ha-ri and Yi-sang, who finally had some uninterrupted, non-sexy time for the truth to come out. After her appointment with her doctor, Ha-ri started the conversation by reminding Yi-sang about her wish for a baby. With the two of them behind that screen for Soo-chul’s photoshoot, Yi-sang finally mustered up the courage to reveal that’s the one thing that he may not be able to give her. Thankfully, Yi-sang managed to tell Ha-ri about his problem before their relationship went any further because as Jae-young pointed out, there’s a certain order to things.

If anyone could understand Yi-sang’s dilemma, it should be Ha-ri. But with her clock rapidly running down, will she stay with him to work through their challenges or will she run away? What hasn’t really been addressed is the fact that even if Ha-ri has the chance to get pregnant, there’s no guarantee that she’ll be successful. Yi-sang’s infertility will force Ha-ri to decide if she should give up on the man in front of her in favor of a baby that she may not be able to have, in spite of her best efforts. Or, Ha-ri can hold on to what she does have, a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love with a man who’s willing to help her find a way to make her dream come true. Now that Ha-ri has decided that she wants the father of her baby to be someone that she loves, the only chance that she has to have it all is to stay with Yi-sang and hope for a miracle.

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I don't know why YS went home when JY said that he had fixed the lightbulb in HR's room. If he wants to spend the night with his girlfriend's house, he doesn't need permission from her houseguest.

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I don't know why they got distracted by the speakers in the first place. It was supposed to be comic relief, but I found it just ridiculous, as they desperately wanted to spend the night together.

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I agree! 😂🤣😂

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Honestly, I don't know what to think about JaeYoung. At first I wanted to stay with the "he's confusing friendship for love" and understand him, but now I simply don't like him. Yes, he's had a hard time, but how petty he's been with HaRi and YiSang. I know all his actions were meant to be a comic relief, but at the end he was just mean and selfish. Childish and self centered. All of that at the same time. And what about his relation with JungWon: he put her first when he was introducing her to his lifetime friend, making clear on whose side he was. He didn't want them to be friends (which would be the normal thing), he just wanted to make it clear that he was in love and that his love was better than HaRi. I didn't like JungWon comments either: to HaRi (you didn't mention she was pretty, as if no one could be pretty but her), and to JaeYoung, by saying she doesn't know how to be a mum and that she is still in love with him. In love? In love? C'mon! None of these two have a single clue of what love means... I hope they realize how selfish they're being for the sake of sweet little DoHa.

Regarding HaRi and YiSang, I can only say I understand them both. They began dating knowing how the other felt. True, YiSang didn't tell HaRi that he had an infertility problem, but he said he didn't want to have babies. HaRi jumped into that relation knowing he didn't want kids. And yes, I know that it's not the same as the fact that he CAN'T have children. On one hand I can understand HaRi being angry and frustrated by the fact that he didn't tell her before. On the other hand, it would mean HaRi always thought she could make him change his mind, and that's something I'm no totally comfortable with, because it would mean she thinks her side is the correct side.

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I agree with you. JaeYoung does not love HaRi, at least not more than his love to himself or the concept of them together. If he truly loves her, he would wish for her happiness more than anything. Blind man can see HaRi feeling to YiSang.
Hopefully JaeYoung's character will develop soon because I don't want to dislike him to the point of no return.

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Wow, Amen to your comments about JaeYoung and his terrible ex. They deserve one another. And I totally agree with you about Ha-ri and her expectations of Yisang changing his stance on children.

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I agree with your second paragraph. I understand Hari being upset by his revelation, but I hope they have Hari address what she thought was going to when she jumped into a relationship with someone who didn't want kids when she had a limited window to have one. That's all I was thinking about during this episode.

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I don't know if I should care any more about Jae-young and Jung-won, they are so messy! Eye-rolled on their conversation, uh, they couldn't do that before they decided to divorce..?

As for the angst, I believe Ha-ri sincerely has no intention to change Yi-sang's view regarding having a child. Her action so far shows that she respects his principles. I feel the issue is his too-late-reveal already gave her false hope, and it's hard to recover from that... That's why I've been screaming to tell her from the beginning, dummy Yi-sang! *inserting myself to the circle of Moai glare*

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JY and JW are both selfish people thinking only themselves and everything is from their perspective. They deserve each other, period. I feel bad for DA having such parents - and please for the child's sake, this two should Up their game.

What HR said at the silhouette scene was to make her case convincing YS to have a baby with her - knowing he doesn't want to have kids. It's a very sincere request but we audience know better than her the brutal reality that she would never have foreseen. Tragic, when you think you finally meet THE one.

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Yea, if not for Do-ah, I would just suggest they both go very far away from each other...
I think Yi-sang kinda gave Ha-ri a green light when he told her he is "trying to like the idea of kids", hence her overture. It is tragic, I still haven't mustered up the will to watch ep 11 ._.

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Ep 11 is actually great especially seeing Hari thinking through this relationship and what it means to her - quite a satisfying episode. Go watch it.

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@pypy1 I just hope Viki does this week better with the subs than they did last week *roll eyes*

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@eazal Maybe they also wanted to get through the angst because they've actually been pretty quick with ep 11. It's already at 91%.

Now watch them stall here for at least a day...

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plus she did see the infertility drug on his bookshelf! ( I would have asked him about that right away )

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My affection for Yisang grows with each episode. My despise for Jaeyoung also. His c*ckblocking is annoying and out of order, but I have to admit that I chuckled when he showed up all sweaty at the restaurant and got his glasses all foggy

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Totally agree with you, only I didn't laugh, just rolled eyes because... what else?
Also, is HaRi blind and deaf?
I mean, he's her lifetime friend and probably that's their dynamics, but... is she ok with his behaviour? I mean, he's really intrusive and rude, to a point I would have a serious talk to him if I were her. His attitude is close to harassment.

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I cracked up when he walked out with the light bulb and victorious look ><

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I am a little sad seing JY acting like this. But I think he have just gotten so used to having HR and her mother around helping him. SO when another man comes around he got scared that peaceful "family" gonna be broken. I did not like that he even sold his apartment so he was planing to stay for a long time... He is taking HR and her mother kindness for granted and they have become his safety net. This turn out as possessiveness... well the way he is going he is only hurting himself.

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I was there in having warm feelings for JY, because he's suffered a lot and he's a single dad and all the stuff, until this episode. He's just being selfish and obviously he doesn't love HaRi, if he loved and knew her enough he would see (as we as viewers see) how deep her love is for YS. If he loved her, he would let her go.
Sting sang it before me: If you love somebody set them free.

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YS and his family of Gum Gum are the cutest! Go Joon is really good at acting cute, it's pretty surprising considering his past roles.

Hari should understand YS but I think she will be shock by the news. It's a lot to accept when she thought her struggles will be over.

JY is really annoying. He's an adult with a child, could he act like one? And not like a jealous teenager. How he's interfering in Hari's life goes too far. He uses his friendship and his position in her house in a bady way when he should be grateful to be there.

Poor ET, so naive and innocent :p

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YS surrounded by his little Moai statues is my fave scene. How can this guy be any cuter 😍

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Lol, he even has a Moai tissue dispenser, I can't with him! Definitely my fav scene, along with his bonding scenes with Mom.

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Whereeee? Which scene? I must've blink and miss it.

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It's during the same scene. He has it standing up alongside all the others lol. Look for it in their close-up shot!

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I really need to know why his affection for the moais.

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this week was pretty much filler scenes except for the opening and ending of the episodes :( I’m still rooting for hari and yisang, hope they’ll get through this well.
I really don’t understand jaeyoung and I don’t want to... he couldn’t hold back when hari was finally happy. he was a pain to watch, I really don’t want screen time to be wasted on him anymore. we need more euttum though :((

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Yes, on more Eu-tteum. He is so sweet. Still holding out that he and Ha-ri might make a cute couple.

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I can honestly say I’m 100% not ready for the angst, but am I ever really? The previews for 11 left me feeling a little wary. While I think it would be dishonest to the show and her character for her not to need a little (or a lot) of time to process, but I hope they can have an honest adult conversations about it.

This also makes dropping the L word seem even more premature.

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I hope Jang Nara is living a happy life and dramas are her way of exorcising her demons. Because in her dramas the poor girl gets TORTURED!

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Thank you for the recap!

YiSang finally told her, and I am glad he gathered his courage to do so. Despite the need for his honesty, I cannot ignore the fact that it must have been hard for him to confess something that even ruined his previous serious relationship. Every episode I am baffled again and again by how big of a teddy bear he actually is.❤️

Eu-Tteum, you poor puppy.💔 I hope you can bounce back quickly and continue to be the nice hoobae at work, and preferably still single by the end of the drama.🙄 His reaction was extra heartbreaking to me, because unlike JaeYoung, he immediately backed off as soon as he found out.

Eu-Tteums feelings might not run as deep as JaeYoungs, but at least I can enjoy the scenes he has with Hari without worrying about what nice guy nonsense he is going to spout next.🙄 I really am starting to wonder if I should keep rooting for JaeYoung to become a better person. His behavior towards Hari impacts the other aspects of his life that he is trying to improve, and it keeps disappointing me.

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I agree with you on how hard it's been for him.
In fact, we have to remember that only two episodes ago he told HaRi that he didn't want to have anything with her. Because he knew how important it was for her to have the baby he can't have.
And even as if telling her about his condition took a lot of courage, I think it took even more to confess his feelings knowing this moment would come.

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I was dreading the angst so I didn't mind that this episode delayed the truth bomb until the last scene. Glad it wasn't delayed any longer though. Yi Sang had to tell Ha Ri before they went any further.

For a moment, I wondered if they were not going to find each other in that maze-like place. However, the fact that they did makes me hope that it was a hint the writer will give them a happy ending. They were used to going their own ways and being independent. But perhaps through their infertility issues, they will lean on and support each other. Not giving up. And together, make a miracle baby.

Eu Tteum was the puppiest puppy character I've ever seen. His completely stunned reaction squeezed my heart. Poor guy.

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Can Jae-young be more of a selfish jerk than he already shown he can be. He tries to break up Ha-ri relationship with Yi-sang because now he doesn't want to lose Ha-ri because he needs her to be his daughter's mother, his good friend and laundress. Even when he had a chance with her back in the day before Jung-won, he was a jerk, making fun of her and her looks. He needs to grow up and more out.

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No, he can't be.
I'm really disappointed with his character, to be honest.

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I usually prefer the plot to move forward rather than fillers, but I truly enjoy this week cuteness overload. I think the balance between sweet and funny is just about right (although damnit, why is it so hard for two mature adults to get some?).

I'm bracing myself for the upcoming angst. Hope it doesn't drag on and on and on. Hope HaRi stays true to her word, that finding love is just as much of a miracle than having a baby.

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And out of all the romantic gestures I've seen in kdramas, YiSang willingness to try for a child, despite his initial reluctancy and his subinfertility issue, is now becoming my top fave romantic act.

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My favorite scenes this episode:
1. Yisang and his Small Moai Council presided by Gum Gum.
2. The easy camaraderie between Yisang and Hari's mom.

I was so relieved when he finally blurted it out to Hari. I kept dreading it the entire time knowing that each delay would hurt her more. The angst would have to wait until episode 11 though, now I'm just relieved that the secret's out and they can start working on how to deal with it. HaYi fighting!

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I second to this! Those were cute scenes! Yi-sang is like a Giant kid surrounded by his Moai statues...I hope Hari’s mom could help strengthen both Yi-sang and Ha-ri’s relationship.

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Now, we need Gum Gum asking for gum gum and calling him Dum Dum :p

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Haha! I can imagine that scene if ever they use the noble idiocy trope and Gum Gum calls him Dum Dum in his dream xD

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It would be so fun! :D

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So we are past the end of the beginning- and now we face the central crisis in the relationship of Ha-ri and Yi-sang. It is a good thing that we have another six episodes for this drama, because it will need that much to resolve this truly fundamental conflict- and that is that right term for such a serious matter. The writing with regard to the central story could not be better.

I wish that I could say the same for our side couple Eu-tteum and Hyo-joo. Here I was completely flummoxed by what happened: In episode 9 we heard Eu-tteum saying that he had ‘withdrawn the offer” right after obtaining Ha-ri’s ring size- he had wised up. Then in this episode he buys the ring! What gives? Was I possibly mislead by bad subbing? And why was Hyo-joo expecting him to meet her when he had not asked her to? Instead, we are shown this painful scene of her sitting at a table for hours literally staring at her phone waiting for him to call, Eu-tteum had asked to see Ha-ri- who was waiting for him with Yi-sang sitting next to her- so he simply leaves. We next see him standing out in the street holding the ring box. Maybe I have been spoiled by the great storytelling in MYSTIC POP UP BAR because that is such a contrast to the sheer confusing clunkiness of the story of Eu-tteum and Hyo-joo. I get that Hyo-joo has just been humbled, and maybe she needed to be but for the first time I actually felt sorry for her. And I know that the lesson Eu-tteum has just had ministered to him in the long run will be more deeply absorbed and he will be the better man for it. Having said that- this was not done well.

In contrast for the first time we got a very good picture of Jung-won and Jae-young. We now know that Jae-young never loved Ha-ri with anything even remotely close to the depth and passion he had for Jung-won: Which is why he is so angry now. We hear Jung-won say that she loves him: Not just used to love him but loves him. We now know that what keeps her from seeing her daughter is shame and guilt: Given what happened she has objective reason to feel that way. So now we know that what happened was not some selfish character flaw but the genuine tragedy of mental illness. Both of these parents need to seek help. One thing is sure here: The feelings Jae-young has for Ha-ri still pale when compared to his feeling for Jung-on- it may have turned to anger or hatred but it is still controlling his life. His feelings towards Ha-ri are simply greedy possessiveness- which is why Teriyaki is so right to be annoyed by his withholding information about her boyfriend.

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Hyo-joo thought from the beginning that Eu-tteum was secretly into her. Their first meeting, when she broke her heel and he got her new shoes to wear, was a classic 'Cinderella' moment - subverted by Eu-tteum stopping short of actually slipping the shoe onto her foot. When she first suggested the Cartier ring she assumed he was getting it for her. Both Huo-joo and Eu-tteum seem to have difficulty 'reading the room'.

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Your last line pithily underlies @teriyaki's comment about these two being 'meant' for each other. 😂
They both have these visions of how the romance is gonna go, which bears no resemblance to the realities of their objects of affection. This is true of most crushes where we just build this whole dream world about a person we hardly know. Ofc, most of us have enough common sense(self preservation) to not buy a ring to confess to a superior who we know is going through a tumultuous phase in life or wait for hours on a date we were not asked on. Even as I kept up a stream of snarky commentary as above, gotta confess I unexpectedly felt bad when I saw both of them getting disappointed. Coz I've to grudgingly admire the naiveté (ET) and extreme self confidence (HJ) that got both of them where they were. Hope they aren't too bruised and will even grow from this erm foiled confession...

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I too hope and even expect that Eu-tteum and will both grow a lot from this. Although I still did not like how this went down I have to admit that in both cases they are likely to be more realistic and make fewer assumptions - and be observant of others. HJ will also finally learn some humility while ET will pay more attention.

After listening to HJ talk to the hair stylist I realized that she has in fact grown a great deal- to the point where she realizes that ET is a prize even though he is not rich (she may not be wise- but she does have a wise heart).

If ET is going to become the man he can be he must develop judgment and a greater ability to 'read the room' as another beanie put it.

As much as I hated what happened and did not happen to them I have to admit that the more bruised that they are the better. And the process of sorting it out may actually be what truly brings them together, while learning these lessons may actually make it possible for them to succeed as a couple. The only communication barrier they have is the assumptions that they previously made- sweep those away and what you have are two people who are already comfortable speaking to each other about personal things.

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I recall a comment on another series long ago. Someone asked 'Do people REALLY change?' Instead of 'learning an growing' its mostly falling into patterns and repeating the same mistakes over and over, isn't it? That's why I'm wary of K-drama endings involving nasty chaebol heir leads reformed by love. You know they're gonna go back to being nasty again, eventually.

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I also was confused by his withdrawal statement. But then I thought perhaps he was withdrawing his offer to give her sperm and instead was going to pursue her romantically. If I remember correctly, Hari gave him a perplexed look like she didn’t understand him either. So the writing was keeping it vague so Hari, who is a sharp cookie, was also in the dark about his meaning.

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Also thought it's something like this, that he was bowing out from donating his sperm so he can give it to her in, um, a more non-artificial way...

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HJ and ET are just stupidly naive. They can't see what they have in front of them, and they keep making assumptions without giving a thought.
HJ thinks any man is mad about her, because she's a pretty lady (and she is); ET thinks HaRi is also in love with him because she's nice to him (and she is). None of them are really good at relations or reading people.
That said, I felt really sorry for both of them. They are stupid, but not bad people. I imagine the drama will unite them in their pain, maybe they have an open talk about what's happened. I really hope so, it will be the only way for them to grow.
Even so, I agree with you it wasn't well done.

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Stupidly naive is a good way of putting it- for both of them. The good news is that this can be cured- and maybe just has been, although I still do not think it was well done. It will be interesting to see how they respod to what has just happened.

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I found it hard to believe that Ha-ri decided to hold such a personal conversation in a whisper behind a screen a few feet away from other colleagues. After all the moments they met this episode, this was the best they could do for the big reveal? I also could not tell if the subs were accurate -- "It's difficult for me to have children" can mean a lot of things.

I wonder how long it will take Ha-ri to remember that love is a miracle and that she invited Yi-sang to take that risk.

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I also find it odd.
She could have waited a couple of hours and then tell him when they're alone.

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Eu-tteum playfully (in his own mind) playing keep-away from the short Ha-ri with her phone a work was aggravating to watch. I had a bit of a 'crisis of conscience' watching it. Oh God, I thought, I've never been this cluelessly bone-headed around women I've liked, have I?

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Awh, our poor puppy. Am glad he wasn't kept in the dark for long, and sure hope those rings are refundable! Loved Jojo's ajushhi being so up-to-date with the office gossip ><

Was worrying much when watching, but now the truth is out, reading the recap cracks me up at all those hilarious obstacles to Yi-sang's confession or their sexy times. LOL at Ha-ri's trick with "product that needs to be installed", was that a clever PPL? If it really lets you off from cleaning the toilet for a year, I'll buy!

Agree with @TeriYaki that Ha-ri should understand Yi-sang's predicament, same boat and all, but since her hopes are already up due to his words, the crash is gonna be even more painful. Hope they won't go angsty all through this week's episode T_T

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I thought that was inspired use of ppl.
So random.
So weird.

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Agreed. Assume this show has been pushin' a load of baby products as well integrated PPL 😂
My fave however has been the mobile phones our lead's in love have been whipping out. Special mention to Ha Ri's sleek phone surface that reflected the fire works better than the actual one up in the sky

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Glad to find a fellow worrier for the ring 😅All through his dazed walk,I was so anxious for him to not drop that ring!

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Can't help thinking about it; having a broken heart is enough for the third lead, shouldn't saddle him with debt too ><

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I was also thinking "I'm sure Cartier would take the rings back.... unless he's engraved their names on them..."

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Omg, engraved! Sound like something clueless Eu-tteum would do to make the occasion even more special...

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Exactly 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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Thanks for the recap!

I enjoyed the bittersweet undercurrent to this episode. While it seems like filler, I felt like this was a realistic depiction of a start to a relationship when you're caught between wanting to enjoy your new feelings and needing to divulge necessary information in order to deepen the connection.

I really enjoyed all the dialogue and lines with deeper meaning that characterized their relationship so well this episode, mainly from Yi-sang:

"There are many things I can't say"

"It's only me that's drunk. Only me", "Because we're not going at the same speed, there'll be an accident" - Maybe it's just me projecting my feelings from the last ep recap, but I get the feeling even Yi-sang is aware they're a bit out of step in how deep their love for each other is. He's been caught in the position of not feeling confident in her love, while hindering the chance of it growing by not divulging this struggle of his. It can be scary to take the leap when you don't have confidence the feelings will survive when hard times hit. While much of his drunken ramblings were hinting at his fertility issues, I felt he was also getting at this too.

Also, their whole discussion about him accommodating her, wanting to become more like her and her cautioning him not to do that too much because of the expectations it sets - great stuff. I really enjoyed this because it not only acknowledged the slight lack of balance in their relationship (what with him changing more for her than vice versa), but also had the characters themselves recognize the need to keep it as balanced as possible.

So often, with rom-coms, writers struggle to imbue this sort of nuance into this part of the relationship. I'm so glad that isn't the case here.

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Also, all their "cutest" moments this week can't compare to that brief moment when Ha-ri fixes his collar and the look he gives her in response. It was such an understated moment, but spoke volumes of the growing comfort between them.

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That fixing the collar moment really got me too, such a tiny gesture yet meant so much.

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@chandler Could you tell me when this part occurred?
I may have missed it.

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@loveblossom It's at about 30 min in, right after they sit down towards the end of their garden date.

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Thanks! ^^

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The angst is finally coming and all I want is for YS to have more council meetings with his Moai statues.

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I personally have a collection of Tiki mugs but they are so much more judgmental.
Can never have too many Moai,

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That makes up an interesting council!

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😂😂😂
This thread brings me joy.

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These comments made my day! Lol

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Thanks for the recap @teriyaki
*Phew, he finally told her. NGL, I was more relived for him when he finally made that confession. At their cave date when he was saying how he wanted to tailor his life to suit her more,I started to feel a bit worried for him. Ha Ri knows why she wants to be a mom, how about him? Is that something he convinced himself he couldn't have because of the fertility issues? Does he actually want to have a child or is it because of Ha Ri's wishes alone? He said he doesn't hate kids,but that's not the same as wanting one of your own. Really hope the show would let us see what YS thinks of parenthood outside of his current issues.
*Was soo happy for Ha Ri to finally get her rightful spot as chief editor. As expected, she shines in her role. But just as everything's looking up at work and life the other shoes drop. It's harder to hear coz she had already started envisioning a kid with the man she's falling for and now she finds that there are even more odds stacked against them than she's aware of. Now if she went back to her original plan, she'll also be haunted by the ideal child she had dreamed of.
My heart hurts for both of these lovely people but these are conversations they need to have. They are great partners to each other and complement each other so well. They both need to examine what they really value and what they can be prepared to sacrifice. I have high hopes that these two will find a way back to each other
*looking for a botanical cave to hide from the angst that the preview is threatening*

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*joining you in the botanical cave*

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How do u feel about moai statues as a design statement😅?? coz I'm thinking of bringing many...

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I approve whole-heartedly! And if there's too many we can always form 2 circles...

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Let us all do a gum gum prayer circle for a miracle baby!

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The show is depicting all its characters in flawed relationships. YS and Hari have true feelings for each other; but infertility is the unspoken elephant in the room. Does the purpose of their relationship match their personal goals?
Jung-won and Jae-young's relationship is even more confusing: was JY really in love with JW or did have some selfish plan to make Hari jealous (which backfired into a marriage he did not want?) There is still a huge missing puzzle piece why they divorced, why JW cut ties with her child and why JY still pines for Hari when he has no shot at her (based on her earlier daydream as his wife in a hellish, selfish marriage.)
ET and HJ have been blindsided by their own naive expectations. We know the writer has penned these two to be together - - - which begs the question should they be together? HJ is too selfish and ET is too nice.
Each of these relationships have selfishness as being a force that is push and pulling their partners' feelings.

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I certainly believe in miracles but at the same time... there are other options to become a mother other than childbirth, such as adoption. I think the pressure is way too much. Finding a person to love can not be rushed and time is needed for it to develop as a relationship before the introduction of children. I hope they can have it all but pick the relationship first. Ha-ri needs to let go of having the child before the operation and concentrate on her health and the man she loves, I believe the family aspect of it will fall into place when the time is right and right now it is not. Many babies are in need of a family, even if you did not give birth to them that does not diminish the loving bond of motherhood/fatherhood.

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Isn't that the exact question the drama is asking of Ha-Ri (us) - just how far down the pecking order will love slip when push comes to shove.

We on the outside can engage with it as we see family, but "Family" in the SK Drama context is full of other baggage. The Overton window for SK Drama is naturally limited by their cultural constructs and these hinder if not exclude many of the options other see as normal. Not many have mentioned it yet, but there are potentially negative connotations of Ha-Ri choosing adoption. It labels something still widely seen as a negative and reinforces it as something done by those with "weak" family background. This maybe one of those times where negative smears are sticky and reaffirming of prejudice while society happily give passes for the same thing when they side with them.

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Up until a couple episodes ago Ha-ri had despaired of ever finding 'husband material' and there's no adopting to single parents in Korea, apparently (though didn't the celebrity mom in 'Mother' adopt her daughters?)

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thank you TeriYaki & dramallama for the recaps!

it's been a long time since i've commented in DB, but JNR is one of my fave and her portrayal as Ha-ri in OMB deserves a shout-out:)

Yi-sang's character and the actor playing him has just about the right amount of cute without being cheesy, his jokes or maybe the delivery of the actor has me in stitches at time!

i also have to commend the writer for moments of true emotion, peppered in this drama. it's in the way that Yi-sang declared, he wanted to do what Ha-ri liked, but she counteracts that, saying she wants to get to know him as well.

thank you beanies for your lovely comments! i read them & hopefully would have the time to participate on future recaps!

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