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Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Episodes 1-2 Open Thread

Are you ready for some bubblegum? It’s here with the premiere week of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol. The drama pulls all the stops to introduce the story of our chaebol princess, who’s sweet, naive, and 100% clueless. When her world turns upside down, she’ll have to rely on the kindness of a (handsome) stranger to help her find her way.

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I didn’t expect this drama to remind me of Shopping King Louis quite as much as it does, but it’s got every bit the same wackadoo sweetness and silly plot. Yay! The drama opens with some quick narration, and wastes no time painting the picture of our piano-playing heroine, GU LALA (Go Ara) and her happy, wealthy, and sheltered life.

Lala studied the piano since she was a small girl, all for the sake of her adoring/adored father — which had everything to do with the memory of her deceased mother, and absolutely nothing to do with any talent she had. Still, our heroine chugs along playing for 20 years, has a heartfelt concert for her graduation, and then promptly quits. Because manicures await!

But the storm clouds start to roll in on Lala and her father’s perfect life, and much like the story of “A Little Princess,” in a mere day, everything that Lala has taken for granted is suddenly gone.

Her father, who had quickly arranged a strategic marriage for her, hears further bad news about his failing company, has a heart attack, and dies. It turns out her family is ruined, her husband-to-be runs off, and Lala’s family mansion (and belongings) are swiftly auctioned to pay off the family’s debt. Then she’s told by a trusted secretary to make a run for it, before she’s held responsible for the rest of the debt. Oh, and all of this is on her supposed wedding day. Let’s explore that plot element for a moment, shall we?

Lala agrees to marry based solely on her father’s recommendation, and doesn’t seem to put two thoughts together about what it actually means to get married. When we meet her on her wedding day, in her bridal glow, she’s more concerned with her father’s tardy arrival to the ceremony than the man she’s about to marry (and the scary future mother-in-law that awaits). It’s while she’s waiting in her bridal chamber that she meets our hero.

That (hot) hero is SUNWOO JOON (Lee Jae-wook), but she doesn’t learn his name for a while. In fact, their first meeting will earn him the nickname “Nosebleed,” and this scene between the two is probably my favorite of the entire opening week.

When we first meet Joon he’s working a hardcore construction job, and heading back home as a sweaty (hot) mess. He’s minding his own business when a flowery delivery person on a motorcycle has an accident, Joon catches the flying bouquet like a storybook hero, and reluctantly agrees to deliver it to the wedding that’s about to happen. Yes — it’s Lala’s wedding.

He’s totally transfixed by her in the most melty way possible, but their hilarious interaction includes him getting too close, a smack to the face, and a bloody nose for Joon which of course drips on her pristine wedding gown.

He’s gruff and acts like he doesn’t care about it at all, but a minute later he’s scavenged the wedding hall for all the tools he needs to tailor her dress on the spot and hide the stain. Swoon! Lala scurries off to run down the aisle and says “Bye,” to him, but Joon ends their interaction with his soon-to-be-signature “Shireo” (a no, or refusal to agree to what’s been said).

Of course there was wayyyyy too much fate packed into that scene for Lala and Joon not to meet again, and when they do cross paths a month later, it’s in the town of Eunpo. Joon has gone there to escape the thugs that are chasing him down, and Lala has gone there because at this point, her life is in ruins. All she has is her dog Mimi, a few suitcases, and her cute convertible.

If we could say the drama has been developing any sort of motif to tie all the crazy together, it’s definitely with the “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” melody — the notes of which are the title of our drama, our heroine’s name, the meaningful melody between Lala and her father, and also, the overall flavor of this very cute and twinkly drama.

So, mysterious comments from a user called “dodosolsolalalsol” on her Instagram make Lala think that someone is trying to send her a secret message. She’s got nothing else to go on at this point, and since living at her parents’ gravesite and surviving on dog food isn’t a viable option (though she considers it), she takes off for Eunpo.

This is the setting where we’ll settle for the rest of the drama, and we meet our cast of supporting characters right when Lala runs into Joon again — and I mean that literally. She causes a huge car accident, which gives Joon some (hot) scrapes and scratches, and Lala a neck brace, and both arms in full casts. Never mind thinking about playing the piano again — right now she can’t even feed herself or scratch an itch.

It’s adorable, silly, and positively K-drama-esque how Joon decides to help her out. They’re so cute together, but also polar opposites — while there doesn’t seem to be a single problematic situation that Joon can’t solve his way out of, for Lala, it’s the opposite: there isn’t a thing she can solve. She can’t even do basic math.

Even though Joon is clearly on the run himself (runaway chaebol vibes, anyone?), he works his multiple part-time jobs, and “lends” Lala endless amounts of money for her hospital bills, vet bills, face cream, taxi, food — you name it. He also stays in the hospital with her, feeds her, keeps her company, and later when she’s discharged even washes her hair (I’m dead). Finally, he offers to put her up in his flower-shoppe-turned-studio-apartment when she has no place to stay. Hijinks. Oh, the (shirtless) hijinks.

If the ground we’ve traveled in our first week of Do Do Sol Sol is any indication, this is going to be a drama full of good, silly fun. But even with the bubblegum cuteness and layer of wackiness, there’s also a backbone to the story. It might be fluff on the outside, but like Shopping King Louis before it, these dramas are interested in exploring stories of clueless, spoiled people who lose their safety net. Like Louie, Lala is forced to learn how to live in the world for the first time, and even though the drama is more dessert than dinner, that doesn’t mean it’s not making a statement.

I really enjoyed the warmth of this drama’s opening week, and the feeling of all the side characters and plots that will come together in fun, zany ways. Also, it’s a happy story, even though our first episode was chock-full of grief and tragedy. It’s almost as if the drama is doing exactly what Lala asks of her doctor when he’s assessing her car accident injuries: “Please only say hopeful things, even if it’s bad news.”

We might not all be princesses who lost their castles, but I love a good dramaland story of hope and resilience (and heroes to lean on), so I’m leaving this premiere week with good vibes only.

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I love your comments about this show! Thanks @missvictrix! That pretty much sums up what I do like about the show. I also noticed that the words of appreciation (hot and shirtless) are used quite a few times here which shows our utmost interest in the plot on which I totally agree on lol.

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When the word “hot” is a necessity..

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it was an accident, i swear ;)

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That’s too many accidents to count ;)

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Lee. Jae. Wook.

Shirtless
Swoony
With messy hair
With dirt on his face
With THAT stare

That’s all I’m gonna say. Comment your thoughts.

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That ‘Shireo’

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Is that gonna be this year’s “go-jeo”?

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What about go-jeo can you tell me? ^ ^

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Master’s Sun. If you haven’t watched it, you need to.

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He actually says "sireunde (싫은데)," not "sireo (싫어)." @missvictrix

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An absolute swoon-fest that’s what this show is gonna be 😉

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WARNING:
If you are in a happy place with this drama - please skip
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This drama reveals a subtext that I had not noticed in the writer's earlier work. In their earlier stories, mobility was both ways and the pathos not about the fall from position but about how no matter where you are, injustice forces people to become 'lost' and the struggle to survive.

This is different. For some reason even though it looks like a re-telling, there is a subtle change in how it constructs why the should feel for their fall. In this it feels more like the sadness is about how it is unjust for 'princes' and 'princesses' to fall or even live the life of mortals. This is the "Ugly duckling" -they were never a duck but were always a swan.

I have a hard time connecting with the idea of the god king or its modern equivalents.

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I definitely agree to some degree. The female lead ends up becoming a bankrupt. However, she has enough money to lease a comfortable apartment. She also has a car. The fact that she ended homeless was because of pure stupidity and not because of a real misfortune.

Her dad dying is definitely a tragedy. However, it is hard to feel bad for her when any normal person in her place would have done a LOT better job surviving this misfortune.

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I don't think she's necessarily stupid; lots of people fall for apartment scams, as the show was careful to point out. Her problem is that she has been sheltered to the point of being kept a child well into her adulthood. Rather than viewing the show as some sort of Marxist treatise on class inequality I think it is a growing up story.

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..."being kept a child well into her adulthood"...

Beanies are fully aware of social messages embedded in SK Drama and the discussions on "candies" and "pot plants is regular". SK Drama world is hierarchal and intensely class orientated. A story that initially sets up its emotion on her fall from position has set its stance - It will be interesting to see if that changes over the story arc.

Language is so powerful and adopting language you don't even notice is even more so. What looks like a glass ceiling is actually a glass floor for those above.

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This drama was exactly what i was looking for, fun, adorable, light-weight. And just 2 episodes in, i am falling for their chemistry, they are Just so prefect for each other. Rara who was rich and spoiled and believes in unworldly positivity and then there's joon who is probably my FAV cold and calm ML charcter, he's so natural to the point where it didn't even look like he's acting. Its like joon is so drawn towards the positive and honest natured rara. I mean just 2 episodes in and look at then acting like a married couple haha.

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I agree with their chemistry. It’s superb. Second best chemistry after DYLB for me.

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cuties. <3

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The hero recognized Ra-Ra’s name when he was asked to deliver the bouquet... did I miss the past connection, or has it not come on screen yet?

And just how many part timer but pro level skills does our runaway chaebol hero have?

That hair wash scene reminded me of the hand wash scene from TSLOMS ... oh the scene that could have been, if ...!

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In the last of the episode 2, they showed her concert and the back of a man's head, it could be the ML. It means the both guys were at her concert and know her.

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Not only that, he was sitting next to the groom. So the groom, who just showed up unexpectedly, can connect them all. He's going to be the troublemaker for our OTP.

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Could La La's graduation recital have occurred before she and the ex-groom became a couple?
I can't imagine the guy with the opera glasses saying what he did if her boyfriend was sitting next to him.
I will have to go back and watch that little bit again.

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I thought her arranged marriage started was after graduation.

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The guy with the glasses was the groom. Before they were a couple.

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@lindag were they a couple before? When the father talked about marriage, Ra-ra was surprised and asked with who.

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@kurama, exactly. She didn't know him very long before the wedding. First, she graduated. Then she had rich girl fun. Then her father found her a husband. Then she lost everything. So back before they were introduced, he was in the balcony admiring her, and Jun was the guy next to him. I wouldn't be surprised if we find out that the fiance asked to be set up with her.

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i don't think beside Jun is the groom.. i think he's Jun's friend from the picture.. Kim Ji Hoon.. the one that died somehow and Jun ran away from home.. the cap was his friend's.. i hope he was a friend.. not a sibling..

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“ Please only say hopeful things, even if it’s bad news.”

That’s basically the drama. Plot holes aside, I’m here for the silliness. Lord knows we can use it these days, when real life is a dumpster fire.

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It’s amazing how lee Jae wook can switch roles with each project. He’s done it twice now playing sweet then cold. At least jun doesn’t border on ass but just indifferent.

I only caught the first episode and I think I like go ara when she’s not frowning and so I’m pleasantly looking forward. I’m not sold on their chemistry yet but I am intrigued

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Thank you Miss Victrix. I too thought of SHOPPING KING LOUIE as I watched the first two episodes. It is just the sort of silly comedy we need right now.

I did find the show a little disorganized at times. Is our hero a Chaebol in hiding or maybe his grand dad is a mob boss? And what is the role of our newly divorced doctor? Many pieces of the puzzle are still missing.

And, so far, not even a hint of the music academy.

Usually the first pair of episodes give us the background but I get the feeling that we will need another pair of episodes to really get a sense of where we are.

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And I thought he was a fugitive on the run.

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I think -
1. His father has been overseas for a while, but is returning soon.
2. His mother hasn’t told the father that his son has run away.
3. There is a brother(?) who’s dead...
4. The mother is the one that sent the “agents” to track him down...so he is a fugitive of sorts.
5. The mother knows the mother of the husband to be of RaRa. She was at the wedding, and had a few frenemy like words with the groom’s mother.

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Exactly. And Joon also knows the groom.

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Thanks. That info is helpful.

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There is no sense that it is the law which is after him. That is why I was thinking some sort of association with the mob- the guys breaking in did not look like they were there just to haul him back to see Dad.

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Another broken family ... the father didn’t seem to have any idea the son was a runaway.

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I maybe wrong but in retrospect I thought the guys who broke into Jun's room were working for his mom.

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I just watched this premiere yesterday and... It made me laugh and cry even at the same time. No wonder, this is the same writer of shopping king Louie, which I love.
Now, let's go talking about our main characters:
Ra ra is so transparent and open and sweet... I can't help but love her. I really truly loved that she kept on playing the piano for her father and I couldn't help compare this musical approach with the one our characters have in Do you like Brahms?
I understood, of course, that Ra ra was a spoiled child who didn't think she needed to make a living with her skills playing the piano, and also she never had to participate in any competition and she was ok with the idea of getting married and becoming a house wife, but still... She had been lucky and has had a good relationship with the piano, so even if she doesn't have the talent, I am sure she will keep on playing with joy and a good connection to music, which is wonderful.

Lee Jae wook is gorgeous (maybe too young for me, but anyway😅😂...), and his character looks interesting.
I already felt the romance by the second episode... a "sense of possession" that actually didn't hurt my feminist side, because really... Gu Ra ra is useless in regard of being able to survive alone in the real world, so it's ok. She needs protection.
And anyways, you can see that Joon-ah is aloof but caring and that he wouldn't take advantage. So, she is in good hands.
Finally:
I don't like Kim Joo hun too much as a second lead not because he is bad at all, but because I think it is unfair dramaland is always giving him the role of a man who likes any woman but she doesn't because he is not "handsome enough"... it's more of this superficial aspect of the Korean culture telling you, if you are not good looking then you don't have the right to be loved, so I hate that.
In other dramas the second lead is also a handsome guy, but the female lead likes him as a friend or sees him as a brother... But in this case, I feel, with Kim Joo hun, the writers are telling me he is not handsome enough. That happened in "Encounter" and also recently in "It's o.k. not to be O.k." and it bothers me.
Come on, writers... can't you make a man's personality appealing enough that really it doesn't matter how he looks like??? Because often that is what happens in real life.
There is a long way to go after the premiere, but with this writer, I feel we are all also in good hands!
So go show... make us feel!

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One of the minor but appealing things about SHOPPING KING LOUIE was how the writer dealt with the second lead. In the final episode we see him meet the girl that he is 'meant to be with'. She is actually much prettier and probably smarter then the female lead, but in many ways is also like her in being from the country and even having a similar name. In that short vignette the writer makes it very clear that the second male lead was definitely no loser and, in fact, even the time and effort he put into pursuing the female lead was not wasted time but, instead, a necessary lesson which prepared him to meet, understand and appreciate the wonderful woman who has just appeared before him.

But I would have to disagree with the idea that Kim Joo-hun is not good looking enough. Just as there are really many different ways for women to be beautiful there are different ways for men to be good looking too. Our male lead is a 'flower boy'- his looks are boyish. Kim Joo-hyun has a much more manly appearance. They are both good looking, just in different styles. So I really do not see this a case of the better looking man wins. Logically, with this set-up, our second lead, having just walked away from his marriage, is simply not in the proper emotional state to be starting something new and this should cause more than enough hesitation for him to fall behind in the race.

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Exactly, personally didnt feel like he didn't receive the chance coz he's not good looking, but more like he's a older guy compares to joon. And the reason rara and joon clicked instantly was coz they realised they were the same age.

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Well, here it is too soon to say the female lead will reject him because he is not "handsome enough", which partially was the body language in the other two series I mentioned and his interactions with the girl he liked in those shows.
And again, I am not saying I also don't consider him not handsome.
I think he is ok and he looks very much ok, clean and nice. But I just feel the way the writers treated him in his roles is as such.
I hope this writer definitively will give him a better treatment.

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and i think kim jun hun is handsome-reminds me of ryohui a japanese actor

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I tried bingeing Shopping King and mid-noble idiocy got to me that I have it on paused. Maybe live-watching this would be better and love for Lee Jae-wook will prevail!

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Noble idiocy in shopping king louie made sense. Still, it didn't last long.
I hope you keep on watching....😅

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I binged it till after the noble idiocy then somehow I got distracted xD not sure when I will get back to it.

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this is such a fantastic show.. the drama which is like a happy pill. and then I love the dreamy ambient every time Lee Jae Wook gets close up... aahhhh and then the chemistry is sooo good....
i love it.. and hope it gets just better and better....
PS- Go Ara has improved her acting so much which i wasnt expecting.

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I noticed it too, have seen a lotta go ara dramas and to be frank, she always had something missing especially when it comes to chemistry with the ML. But here, i felt liked she is doing a great job and just 2 episodes in, I'm faling for their chemistry.

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exactly... u felt what i used to feel in her past dramas.
she i such a charming person, her smiling is electric but her eyes lacked the emotions that i wanted to see in her eyes and same was for her acting. but here she did fab job in those tiny moments of expressions when she was well in sync with the moment. and chemistry is explosive if i can say so... cause i am loving it.
but then i am also falling for my old SLS habit... hope ill have less heart break here.

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This is the exact brand of happy cute stupid my lizard brain needs right now.

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I ffwd through the first two eps. I’m only here for lee jae wook

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The first episode was a little messy, but the second episode sold me. Go Ara is hilarious in this role. Lee Jae Wook is playing the stoic hero. However, her mess to his straight man has won me over. There is a resonance of Shopping King Louis, but I this is fun too, but it is clear that the former is the superior work at least so far.

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Love this although nothing is new. In love with the characters and the feels already, don’t even care if the plot line becomes predictable 😊

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I really enjoyed watching the first two episodes. I find Go Ara really charming as Rara/Lala. Her Na-jung from Reply 1994 is still fresh in my memory since I just finished watching it for the first time two weeks ago. Love her.
Plus Joon is really giving me runaway chaebol vibes. The way he is acting looks like he has admired Rara long before he has officially met her. Sensing a childhood backstory perhaps.
Overall, I enjoyed the optimism and sugary fluff of the first two episodes.

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At the end of episode 2, it looks like he was also at her final concerto where she played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, same with Eun-seok, except Jun had a balcony seat. Since it looks like he came from the chaebol world, he could have also met her earlier too.

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I suspect that was him in the balcony seat too. Its possible they have a childhood backstory as well. I have s strong gut feel. 😅

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I also think that they have childhood memories together. Another thing that caught my eyes is his cap with two abbreviated letters on it. The camera directed at his cap once I think.

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yes not just once it had 2 closes ups of the cap.. once in his hands second in his room beside that salon

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There has to be something about the cap then!

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exactly.. i too doubted abt the close being so random but am sure it will serve something big in future...

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The mom (whom I suspect may not be his biological mom, but a step mom) visited the columbarium of someone whose name is Kim ji hoon who died at age 17 last year. And watching again, the initials on the baseball cap are JH. A younger brother maybe?

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You may be right!

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Good catch.

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Agree with your assessment of our first week!

I am debt-averse so, like with Louis in Shopping King Louis, the back of my mind was like "omg, stop spending money! Just live on cup noodles!" But still, I had a lot of fun and had a silly grin of my face for most of it. Jun and Lala are adorable individually and together. I fell in love with them as a couple after she thanked him and bid him goodbye and he was like no. I'm glad they got to spend a lot of time together - pretty much the entire second episode.

I noticed that when Lala tried to cover her eyes when confronted with a shirtless Jun, there was like a 2 inch gap between 2 of the fingers! :) It's funny how even Eun Seok was screaming at a shirtless Jun along with the girls.

I wonder if that secretary of Lala's dad was actually up to no good. You have Ahn Nae Sang in the role, but he's also doing like a bajillion dramas this year.

I do wish they would cut out the ex-fiance after he ditched her. Not like we ever got to see them interact. We already have 2 better guys who like her.

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I agree about the ex-fiance.

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..."We already have 2 better guys who like her"...

Except I can't see why they would like her.

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I agree on both points: The one about we having two better guys liking her and that her dad’s secretary is suspicious. My gut feeling is that he was the one who ruined her dad’s business and the reason he told her to go into hiding is because he would then be able to take over the company.

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The ex fiance is going to be the connection to Jun's old world and is going to tempt Ra-ra with an easy escape from her troubles. She's going to have to grow enough to understand what is really important. So he's key to the plot

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You make a lot of sense regarding the runaway (but actually pulled away) groom. He does thread everyone together. And Jun is really a runaway Chaebol heir?

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Well, the hints have been so blatant that it's hard to decide. Either he's the heir, and the goons are working for his mother, or he's not, but he ties in somehow, and the goons are working for someone else. Given the tone of this show and the fact that he was sitting in the balcony next to the groom, I'm going to go with the heir theory. Because his mom is scary enough to make anyone want to run away. The groom's mom is controlling and shallow, but Jun's theoretical mom is scary.

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OK, you are probably right about this. It would certainly make the story more interesting (and funny).

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When Joon caught the bouquet, I gasped, "Marry me." Lee Jae-wook is fine. I love how gruff Joon is but still lends any money Ra-ra asks. I thought he fell in love at first sight at her wedding until the epilogue revealed he saw her at her recital. When he went MIA for two days, I wish she had worried whether something bad had happened to him. I'm surprised Na-gyeom's mom never suspected Joon liked Ra-ra. As soon as she cried that her hair hadn't been washed in over a week, I was dying for him to wash her hair.

Ra-ra is the female Louis, all eccentric. I thought she spoke to Joon in banmal because she assumed he was the help, but I'm elated they're donggap. I chuckled when Joon perked up at Ra-ra's promise to pay him back after she sells her car. How is she going to fix her car, Joon? With your money, of course. I hope she finds a job in playing the piano. I cried when she talked to her dog Mimi after her dad died "It's just the two of us now."

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol gives me old-school rom-com vibes à la Full House. Sadly, Ra-ra wants to move out and rob us of our cohabitation hijinks. The "dodosolsolalalsol" Instagram user mystery reminds me of Shopping King Louis. This drama is already so much fun. Thanks a ton for the weecap, @missvictrix!

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The fact that Joon is so willing to care for Ra-ra and lend her money, stay at his place, etc. is in fact intentional foreshadowing

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I was really happy to see Lee Jae-Wook in his first role. But I really didn't like Go Ara in this role. I don't have issue overacting when it's a part of the direction. But Go Ara can't act cute, it was really cringey for me. After seing Kim Hye Yoon in Extraordinary You with Lee Jae-Wook, it's hard to not compare. She was so cute and overacted very well for the stage scenes but was more subtile for the shadow scenes. And she had the same actor as a single Dad :p Go Ara's haircut reminded me Moon Geun-Young in Marry Me, Mary! who was super cute.

The story is kinda the same than Shopping King Louie but with gender reversal. For now, we didn't really see the supporting characters. And I don't really like the both guys know her and they don't tell her, it's not really fair. But it explains why the both help her.

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Thanks for the weecap @missvictrix. Definite tones of SKL in this one. Go Ara is doing a lovely job as our hapless, slightly kooky heroine. I loved her entire reason for sticking with the piano and promptly washing her hands of it once that goal was achieved. Her dad's 'Bravo!' after every performance was delightful.

LJW is also fun as Joon. He plays the tsundere to perfection. His emphatic 'no!', before promptly doing whatever she asked had me smiling every time. And, 'she owes me compensation' - his explanation for spending the night by her side and looking after her in the hospital was clearly logical to him and no one else, judging from the looks everyone else (including me) gave him each time. One wonders how many more part-time jobs he would need to take on before his investment in his debtor starts paying off - that debt must have been nearing 10 million (an exaggeration, maybe, but all those bills!) by the end of episode two. 🤣🤣

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I laughed out loud at your 'was clearly logical to him and no one else.'

And I also agree with the mother of a child residing next to her bed that it almost seemed like he went to do his jobs solely to lend the money to her.

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This is a persuasive review @missvictrix - to be honest, I struggled with the first 2 episodes, and it only got worse, but you have persuaded me to take it at face value and give it more of a chance. I have seen Shopping King Louise so I had no expectations and I still bear scars from Was It Love?

There were some genuinely poignant moments for me when she mourned her father and everything came together in the most ghastly way on her wedding day, but so far I can't forgive her for needlessly crashing her car and hurting her poor doggo, not to mention that she nearly killed the very precious LJW (fortunately he is in dramaland and is made of rubber). I promise I'll make an effort to take the show at face value and manage my intolerance of dumb women in the hope that she will come good and demonstrate her hidden survival skills. But most of all, I'd love to see her value the people who make it possible for her to survive. I found her calling him "nosebleed" without actually asking him his name, pretty offensive.

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*haven't seen*

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What about that extra scene towards the end of episode 2 where it shows another audience perspective at Ra Ra's recital? Dont tell me the other guy (aside from the one who said "she's my type" is Jun? And his rich family is somewhat connected to Ra Ra's family? Hmmm...

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I almost missed that little 'epilogue". At the end of the episode I was exiting out of Netflix when I saw the recital again and thought "did I just miss something?". I went back and had to ff through to the end. Yes something is going on there.

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Is no one going to talk about how LJW had a portable hanging ladder stashed in his bag, in case of emergency get-aways? 😂

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I thought that was pretty awesome and admired his preparation! Made him hotter. Years ago, friends and I had actually talked about potentially getting one in case of house fire - like if you live on the second or third floor and if the only way to out of a burning house was to jump out the window...would be nice to have a one of those ladders stashed in the room.

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I thought that was pretty cool. This is a guy who is prepared to bolt at a moment's notice.

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I actually clapped at that! I was amazed he didn't do the typical tough guy jump out of the window and land 20 feet down no problem. Also, I looked it up on Amazon right after because I need to buy a fire ladder.

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Hahaha i was all prepared for the jump so i had a good laugh when the ladder came out. Bonus points to him for taking it down instead of leaving it.

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Someone could write a doctoral dissertation on the topic of female K-drama characters with frizzy brown hair. My very first K-drama was 'Dating Agency Cyrano' from 2013. 'She Was Pretty' popped up in 2015. 'Cheese In The Trap' was 2016. Most recently there was 'Into the Ring'.

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And we can all agree that Goo Se-ra was the best of the bunch, yes? Yes?

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She reminds me Mary in Mary Stayed Out All Night (or Marry Me, Mary!). Moon Geun Young was super cute with her very long hair and bang.

@mindy I vote Dog Fur, it gave her surname. I loved the scene when she was drunk and tell it was natural curls.

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I watched episode 2 last night and this morning I am still chuckling over the 'screeming' ending. I will be staying with it.
Btw. Who is she, La La or Ra Ra? I am going La La.
I did not see SHOPPING KING LOUIS so I won't be comparing TWINKLE to it. One drama I did enjoy that had a chaebol son/daughter out of their element was STRONGEST DELIVERYMAN.

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This should be a fun watch. Btw, it's Gu Ra-la on Netflix in my country.

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Oh sorry it’s actually Gu Ra-ra.

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I also prefer La-La. goes with the theme, dodosolsollalasol...

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It's only right that you add hot before Lee Jaewook. Damn the boy's hot. I feel even if the drama sucked I'd watch it for him . LJW breathing LJW blinking LJW blushing, LJW shirtless. Oh and am I the only one who feels a resemblance to the Kim JaeWook? Well both are hot

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Ever since I saw LJW in Extraordinary You and clips of him in WWW, I knew he was an up and coming actor I wanted to pay attention to. I know Go Ara can be hit or miss sometimes, but I really liked her in Reply 1994 and Ms Hammurabi. So I was really excited to see how this pair would play out not knowing the storyline.
At first the story telling felt... a little lazy...too many coincidences and a little choppy, and there wasn't too many substance to Ra-ra. It didn't seem believable that her only world included her and her dad. Midway into the story, all the questions I had about the introductions to the characters/setup fell away when Ra-ra and Joon met. I didn't mind the fast pace anymore if it means our characters can get more screen times.
Usually it takes some build up for the the tsundere to fall for the heroine, but Joon's all in from the beginning. He may look irritated with her, but he gives in every time. They give off this vibe of childhood friends where the guy is use to the girls antics and takes care of her 24/7 because he's secretly in love with her (well only to her haha).
This drama feels very old school with the very likely secret chaebol "plot twist" (maybe the plot twist is that he's not a chaebol!) and poor little rich girl but I don't think Ra-ra is helpless, naive yes, but she's definitely spunky. And if she didn't find Joon, I'm sure she'd manage to survive, crying along the way, but survive. Although, I am interested in how they will develop her character to become more independent and looks there's a lovable community to help her along the way. Anyway, with Ra-ra leading the way, this drama is going to be a fun and zany ride and I'm all aboard.

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I can't wait to watch the ending, I am a sucker for happy ending to brighten a pessimistic world view.

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