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Oh! Master: Episodes 5-6 Open Thread

With some bonding moments and rescues behind them, our actress and screenwriter soon recognize just how well they’re getting along. Their growing closeness and comfort level with each other means companionship, emotional support, and a lot of thoughtfulness. But it also leads to tabloid snooping, a possible scandal, and feelings that just might cross the line.

 
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With our Wednesday timeslot preempted for election coverage, we got a double-header on Thursday, which translated into double the swoons. This drama continues to charm me with its no-frills approach to the story, and its nice sense of balance. Each week, my heart is half swoons, watching the growing attraction between Bi-soo and Joo-in, and half broken, watching the parallel storylines about their mothers develop. Balance is key, and Oh! Master weaves these elements together in a way that they both feed each other, and I love it.

Bi-soo was already impressed by Joo-in’s character, but after rescuing her from the crazed stalker fan, and seeing Joo-in power through her professional duties even while traumatized, his adoration only grows. As it should. Perhaps that’s the real root of why this drama is so flat-out nice: strength of character, determination, kindness, and more, are the qualities we see in both characters, and even more so, these are the things that are praised when others witness them.

The thoughtfulness with which Bi-soo and Joo-in treat each other also leads to an interesting angle, though, when Bi-soo tells Joo-in she’s prohibited from thanking him. He says he doesn’t want gratefulness to be the emotion she feels towards him — and though it’s prohibited in words, it’s clearly felt in emotions. Who can blame her? The more we get to know Bi-soo, the more he grows in awesomeness, and the fact that he’s quite quick to acknowledge his feelings for her is also a win in the realm of emotional maturity.

This couple has great chemistry — no denying. But their relationship also has these deep roots that make it even more lovely, and that’s mostly because of their mothers. We learn that both mothers were college friends (in addition to the adorable record store ahjussi), and that scene where all five characters find themselves doing double and triple takes trying to piece together how they’re all connected was golden.

The mothers in this story are some of my favorites in dramaland in a while. They’re sweet apart, but even sweeter together. And how refreshing to see them conspiring to bring their children together instead of trying to tear them apart? The “blind date” they set up between Bi-soo and Joo-in is one of the cutest things ever. Take that warmth and good intention, and then add the chemistry between Bi-soo and Joo-in as they sit together in the booth and listen to music, and it’s no wonder it was a scene that made you want to hold your breath. And it’s no wonder that Bi-soo couldn’t stop himself from confessing to her.

Episode 5 feels early for a confession, but it played out quite nicely. Joo-in continues to be thoughtful and level-headed and asks Bi-soo if she can think about it. She explains that when she does something, she wants to do it all the way, and there’s also ramifications for her career — all in all, it’s pretty sensible of her to surface all this stuff right away.

But the press has other plans! They’re suspicious about a possible cohabitation, and in order to save the day, boy next door Yoo-jin suggests a fake dating announcement between him and Joo-in to take attention off of the house, the living arrangements, and Bi-soo. Love triangle mode: engaged.

Yoo-jin so obviously worships Joo-in. Even though she clearly thinks of him only as a dear friend, I can’t help but feel there’s just a few threads between their childhood friendship and a hot romance. Like Bi-soo, Yoo-jin is a really nice guy who cares for Joo-in deeply, respects her mother, and wants the best for Joo-in and her career. He’s also clearly enjoying their fake dating and wishing it was real, and the occasional double entendre he offers (“I want to spend the whole night with you…”) is only one of the more obvious clues.

And so, I’m digging this love triangle, which (at least right now) is working according to beautiful text book fashion, fitting the show’s tone entirely: Yoo-jin is adorable and you feel his pain, but you also know he’s destined for heartache. His presence in the story shakes up the hero like it’s supposed to, gives the heroine some romantic perspective, and as viewers we get to enjoy (if that’s the right word) the emotional highs and lows of this whole thing.

Additionally, Oh! Master is not shy about comparing Yoo-jin and Bi-soo to one another, and we saw that this week in the excellently juxtaposed celebration scenes. With Bi-soo’s new (retooled) drama officially picked up, everyone wants to celebrate. Yoo-jin does it first, with the luxury he’s so familiar with (fancy treats, an expensive present, and champagne), but he also relies on their past relationship to pull Joo-in towards him.

In contrast, Bi-soo also has a bottle of congratulatory champagne and encouragement waiting for Joo-in (and also more snacks, yes!) — but because he claims Joo-in’s present, he’s able to connect with her in a way that’s hard to beat.

Bi-soo, though at first seeming reticent and odd, is actually as insightful and articulate as we might have expected from a successful writer. In one of his best moments yet, he encourages Joo-in and gives her a way to reframe the heartbreak with her mother (whose illness has just taken a bit of a plunge). That Bi-soo can do this for her is lovely, but that he can do it while secretly shouldering his own heartbreak over his mother makes it even more special. These two are golden.

 
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HEEEEEEE.

Thank you so much for the weecap, @missvictrix!

I think I spent a good 80% of these episodes as a puddle on the floor--especially episode 5. I don’t even know where to begin.

The first week I was quite reserved about this show, waiting to be disappointed, and last week I still wasn’t fully on-board and all the tropes used made me hesitant. This week, though? Honestly, I’m all in now. There’s no turning back. I will go down with this ship. I still don’t trust this writer and I have concerns, but gosh, when it’s good, it’s good. And this week there was SO much good.

I’ll never shut up about how much I adore Lee Min-ki and Nana together, and my love just grows more and more every week. The characters themselves and how they’re written combined with their performances and dynamic chemistry…

This bit I already posted on my fan wall, but I’m gonna repost it here because I just adored the confession scene so much.

Bi-soo is such an intense character, I’m really not surprised that once he realized his feelings (and got an opening from the blind date set up by their ADORABLE moms) he decided to go for it.

But we all knew it was much too early, and she wasn’t quite there yet. I could FEEL the tension in that scene. His nervousness was palpable, and paired with his bleeding heart honesty… Gosh. I could also feel how awkward it was for Joo-in, and yet she was still so kind and considerate in response. It’s clear that she cares deeply for him already, but it also makes perfect sense that, given her career, she wants some time to think and decide. When she said that once she commits to relationships, she commits for life… gosh, I love this girl.

Of course the show is going to use this as an opportunity to drag out the second lead storyline (yawn, please make it quick), but I can’t be too mad at the show for it. That awkward confession scene was just so pitch-perfect for me.

Speaking of the second lead, I actually feel bad for Kang Min-hyuk. His character’s only personality traits are that he likes Joo-in and he gives out PPL gifts to everyone, and it’s clear he’s just there as a plot device. It would already be hard to stand out in a cast like this, but the writer really isn’t giving him a chance at all so far. I wonder why he’s even here. Our leads are so strong in both writing and performance, it’s impossible to break them apart. Even with Joo-in not accepting Bi-soo’s confession yet, with how she smiles at him and gets close to him it’s easy to see how much she likes him, too.

But for what the show lacks in its second lead, I think it more than makes up for in the storylines of Hae-jin and Jung-hwa, our two mothers. Don’t get me wrong, I hate thinking about how the show is going to handle their two illnesses by the end of the show. But they do such a good job at making everything fairly light despite it all, it’s honestly the most palatable way I’ve seen a drama use terminal illness. Still, it’s...

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Still, it’s terminal illness, and I am terrified the drama is gonna go full-blown melo at the end because of it. But Bi-soo and Hae-jin are SO cute in their scenes, it’s so easy for me to not worry about it while I’m watching. Sigh.

While the fact that our characters are so connected is so hilariously kdrama, I think the show does it well. The scene with all of them showing up at the record store was so much fun. And the way the mothers were so adorably acting as cupids to set up the “blind date” between them was just perfect. I love that there are no evil mother-in-laws here.

Circling back to our OTP, like I said, I like that Joo-in is taking time to decide. Bi-soo being frustrated about the fake dating thing between her and Yu-jin isn’t cute, but I like that whenever he says anything she knows what to say back. Again, I just love that part (and every part tbh) of their relationship. I almost laughed when Bi-soo was like, “But what if you start liking him after he starts treating you like a girlfriend?!” Then that’s what happens, Bi-soo! I know you’re feeling vulnerable after opening up so much to her, but you have no claim on her just because you like her. You’re not in a relationship yet. But other than that, he hasn’t really been pushy, and I appreciate that. But he HAS been pretty hilariously petty--the whole “jooinnim” conversation had me in stitches, to be honest. Why is he so endearing even when he’s being so annoying?! Lol!

And I just wanna say, with how quickly this show has been moving, I KNEW we’d get a kiss this week! Although I guess it wasn’t a kiss, but a peck--to use Se-hee semantics, hehe. And, of course, I love that SHE kissed HIM. She told him after his confession that she would confess her feelings to him first if she decided that she liked him, and well… that’s basically a physical confession, honey. LOL. I’m curious if she’ll try to take it back or not. I wouldn’t be surprised if she verbally told him that she likes him next week, too. I actually really enjoy how fast it’s moving, but it also makes me worried.

There wasn’t a whiff of the angel/man in white this week or last week, and I’m getting nervous about it. I’m just so unsure of how the writer is going to resolve all of these plotlines, and I am just crossing my fingers that it doesn’t make me too angry. I’ll take all of the heart achingly sweet JooSoo moments, show, thank you very much!

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Oops, did I write enough? 🙊

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No. You didn't mention the bears.

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Have we talked about how much I hate melos? I thought LMK said this would be a healing show? So maybe a miracle cure is on the way.

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maybe the tod incident will actually be the miracle cure

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im willing this into existence

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Yes pls take care of the two parts of this drama that make me most nervous in one go. I don't care if it hardly makes sense.

I'm not expecting any miracle cures for Alzheimer's (and wouldn't want it) but like can we please not have one mom lose her memory and the other one die? Please, show? Pleaaaaaase?

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I always forget about the TOD, and I honestly prefer it that way, because it makes me uneasy.

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To be fair, people in the drama industry tend to have, uh, interesting ideas about what "healing" is...

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True.

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The mothers' stories really hit close to home for me. My mother-in-law has dementia and three of my friends/colleagues recently had mothers who died of pancreatic cancer within 2-12 months after diagnosis. (Pancreatic cancer is a f*ing bitch. There are no screening tests for it. Diagnosis=late stage of the disease.)

If we frame "healing" as psychological and not physical, the show could explore the mothers' quests for dignity and independence in the face of dementia and death. Perhaps Bi-soo will even reconnect with his father. Not that that is necessary.

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My mother-in-law also has dementia and i usually steer clear of these storylines, but well, LMK and Nana, and here I am. Anyway, super trepidatious about the moms' storylines.

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favorite moments this week (in no particular order because my memory is broken)

- the moms scheming together and having fun
- bisoo going full bisoft on the date
- the bear in the house covering his eyes when bisoo is having a moment
- jooin being mature and understanding about everything but still standing up for herself in a firm but kind way when bisoo is being petty
- emo second lead man having a moment of sads while standing in front of a projection of water on glass (???)
- haejin-ssi getting that divorce so she can be free
- getting to see jooin being professional and amazing

i know this show is all the tropes and i fully expect to hate all of the SAD plotlines, but i honestly dont care. i love our two leads together so much, their dynamic is perfect.

jooin is so kind and considerate but also firmly in control of her own life. she's not a pushover at all, but rather gets her point across and stands her ground in a respectful manner. i love her, she makes me want to be kinder and softer, and i'm sure bisoft feels the same way.

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A wild Daisy appears in a drama recap comment section (that isn't Vincenzo)!

I totally forgot to mention how much I loved Hae-jin getting a divorce. I remember thinking last week that it should happen but I didn't think it would!

I tend to be more partial towards heroines who are quite flawed, but Joo-in is the perfect example of a heroine who is inspiring while still being interesting. She's kind and considerate without at all being bland. Just like her character poster says, she's truly the master of her own life. I think she is influencing Bi-soo as well, but not in the whole "woman whose sole role is to teach man how to be a better person" kind of way. Instead, Bi-soo is showing complexity and growth by his own volition, and the affection and connection that he feels for Joo-in is allowing him to open up.

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i need to spend my time waiting for vincenzo doing something

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Joo-in is a such a lovely character and not being a pushover—while still being kind and thoughtful—is one of her best characteristics.

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I appreciate you bringing up the bear. I'm here to prop up the bear sightings because they are obviously meaningful.

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emo second lead man having a moment of sads while standing in front of a projection of water on glass

@saturtledaisy—Cinematographer Conrad Hall wasn't the first to exploit this effect, but the rain scene from In Cold Blood (1967) is an exemplar of rain shadows=tears. You really see it once the camera moves tighter on Robert Blake's face, about 1 minute in: https://youtu.be/IVDxfDNq2VU

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ohh its done so beautifully here!

meanwhile on yujin it was so needlessly emo and dramatic i couldnt stop laughing for a good minute

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Just read an article on the low ratings for the show and knetizens claiming a lack of chemistry. Im all like HOW !?! Are we watching the same show? These two are just chefs kiss. They feel grown and mature and are genuinely good human beings. Have I mentioned how much I love Joo in? It's been forever since I've felt this way over a female lead, I smile when she smiles and giggle when she laughs. L really hope the show picks up or atleast people appreciate it more.
The white man mystery is still unanswered, I really hope its not been forgotten because according to him Bisoo is living on borrowed time. With his mom terminally ill I can't imagine 2 deaths in the show. I wasn't promised this!

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I read that same article and am convinced they must be watching some other show LOL. Maybe they're making assumptions without actually watching, because I can't imagine watching these two and not seeing how great they are together, no matter what you think about the rest of the show.

Being on MBC means the show was already gonna fly under the radar, and it's sad but Korean viewers really don't seem to want light romance dramas right now. They want their blood and their makjang. Ah, well.

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Same thing happens to me, I find shows that I really love then realise I might be the only one. Even in this blog, when a new show starts that I'm itching to discuss I find either they're not being recapped or like in the case of this show are given weecaps. I guess we all have different priorities.
There are too many choices for makjang/thrillers i thought people would be excited about a lighter show, guess I was wrong *sigh*

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I had the same reaction to another blog post about the show's low ratings and k-netizens grousing about the "lack of chemistry." Are we watching the same show?! I'm particularly interested in the "chemistry" arguments. Is chemistry objectively measurable or does it depend on context and audience expectations?

I'm half in love with Nana and feel like she's one of those deeply magnetic actors. I find the OTP connection so organic and compelling as they reveal more of their true selves to each other.

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I've noticed that the romance-themed dramas I like tend to have low ratings in Korea while the ones I don't care for do well (generally speaking), so maybe I'm just not on the same romantic wavelength as the Korean public, haha.

I think we all value different things when it comes to on-screen relationships, and they're hitting all the right notes for me here.

The ratings are low but consistent, so I think they're keeping viewers but weren't able to attract new ones. As expected from MBC lately.

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... so maybe I'm just not on the same romantic wavelength as the Korean public, haha

Me too! I was astonished that Be Melodramatic and I Am Not a Robot got low ratings domestically.

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ive never found a way to objectively describe chemistry - its just something you feel or not

i cant fathom not loving these two in this drama together, but i guess some people really operate on a different wavelength

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They even had the galls to say that LMK has lost his mojo, again are we watching the same show ?
I'm with you in the Nana love, I've liked her enough before but never found a show of hers i could stick with until "Memorials" then she does it again here, gah ! She's just got so much charm. Also usually I'm biased towards the male leads but here I equally care for both characters

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He's a joy to watch here. The basic character archetype might seem similar to his past couple romcom roles, but he's playing it very differently, and the characters are fundamentally different as well. He's killing me with how much he's smiling!

That said, I'm really hoping he accepts his offer for the My Ajusshi writer's new JTBC drama, because I know she'll give him something unique and complex to really sink his teeth into. He's a very fun, dynamic actor and I always like when he gets roles that let him show off.

Memorials was my first time watching Nana act, although I was always a fan of her as an idol, and I immediately fell in love. Goo Se-ra!!!!! She's another actor that's just FUN to watch in addition to being able to emote really, really well. This pairing is genius, I swear.

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I read a lot of comments in Naver (chat/videos) and to my perspective the thing that the koreans are disliking about the show is the story and the old school vibe. Yes, I found some comments talking about the chemistry but they weren't numerous. And the opinions of the acting are great, is hard to find they complaining abou the actors. Super weird this article...

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The fake dating scandal to get into a bad love triangle is annoying. The unnecessary tropes are interfering with the early natural push pull dynamics of the leads.

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the second lead is absolutely unnecessary in this show, poor kang minhyuk.

on the bright side, his character feels so inconsequential hes easy to ignore and easy to forget

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Completely unnecessary except as a vehicle for ppl. Poor Kang Minhyuk has the flattest two dimensional character in this drama. Honestly, the stuffed bear is more interesting.

But the leads are great.

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Ouch!!! Heehee. There is one thing I love about this character—his portrait of Joo-in riding a unicorn.

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That is such a weird painting. It looks so funny that in scene where he was looking at it all emo, I started laughing

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I'm really struggling.
I went into this expecting to enjoy this drama effortlessly (what's not to like?) but I just don't... BELIEVE any of it. Everything onscreen - the TV series story arc, the sick mother(s), the stalker, the side couple romance, even the main pair simply sitting and having coffee together - feels contrived and artificial. The cast has all the chemistry of an initial script reading over Skype. The show isn't just banal. There's something actively wrong with it.

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While it's not a perfect drama because there are so many tropes thrown into the mix here, and I'm not sure what is happening with the TOD of storyline (please let it disappear forever), I will just respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree with you about the chemistry of the cast. Lee Min-ki and Nana are charming and they are tons of fun to watch, and then there's the moms, who I just know are gonna rip my heart out. Anyways, we might be watching two different dramas or just like different things, but I'll stick with it, and continue to keep watch for the bear in the background giving us context clues of scenes.

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Nana has 'chemistry' the way a good actress can fake chemistry while acting in front a green screen. It almost feels like she's acting with a stand-in then Lee Min-ki's performance is CGI'd in later.

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You can stop watching, Bob, it's really okay! You seem to be reacting to this the same way I reacted to Beauty Inside, which gave me very real emotional wounds after I was so excited for the pairing and then found, among other things, the entire cast had not a spark of life in them.

I'm sorry the show is not working for you. Don't hurt yourself too much, Bob.

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These two are golden. I don't think I can add anything more to it. In fact the golden photography in the drama makes them all look so warm...

It is refreshing a ML realizing about his feelings and accepting them and then confessing and not imposing into FL. All the 2ML arc is unnecessary to me, but I guess it's the trope needed in this precise moment. Drama if filled with them, but I just don't care because I love all the characters in it.

Now I want to talk about something that touched me specially: when we learned Bi-Soo's mum had a terminal desease and didn't want to tell his son, as much as I know it IS her decision, I couldn't stop thinking it was wrong. As a daughter who once received such news, you need to know, you need to process it, you need to have the chance to say goodbye, you need to say all the I "I love you" you can and give back all the love you've received. It's so important, because nothing will fill the space when your mum is gone. So I was so happy when the doctor called BiSoo and breaking the confidenciality patient-doctor she told him. (I'm sorry this felt too close, and precisely this week was the anniversary of me learning my mum had a terminal cancer, it was too close, too close).

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This drama really does everything so well. It has great characters, amazing chemistry between and leads that make you root for them. I loved that Bi-Soo confessed his feelings to Joo In. I appreciate the character not dragging the confession. What I loved most was Joo-In's response. She was mature and kind. She made her position clear and that is something which takes strength. I really really loved Dr. Kang's logic behind divorcing her husband. So many times, women are slated into roles and not seen as who they simply are. Also I think one of the major reasons for the divorce was the fact that hers was a marriage of convenience and not love. Se had loved someone else and not loved again, lost him and never really loved someone that way again. I think she wanted to be done with her marriage because she really wanted to simply be herself. Also this may also why she always wears black. What I commend this show is on its balance. There are lighthearted moments but there are also emotional moments woven seamlessly into the story. I love Bi Soo for his ability to comfort Joo In. He does it really well. The moment he comforted her about her mom not recognising her, I wished I were able to comfort someone like that. Also Yoo Jin is so bland lol. Someone please give her a personality.

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I’m living this drama. It’s so sweet with out giving you a tooth ache. I like seeing two mature adults on the screen it really makes for a refreshing change of pace. I mean they actually communicate with each other! I am hoping that there will be noble idiocy later on. Also I loving the way that the stylist is having joo-in and bi-soo match in their clothing choices through colour. It’s visually demonstrated how they are connecting with each other

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I am onboard with this drama. There are few things that are bit flat but I do like both leads.
I do like how leads are dealing with their mothers’ illness. Both leads are portraying their grief, helplessness regarding their mothers’ illness quite effectively. I like them together; I like them individually. I like their mothers together. I am just hoping this will not get full on melo route with both mother’s illness and rather vague warning by person in white to Bi-soo after his TOD encounter.

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Leading couple has a sizzling chemistry but unfortunately too flat for a romantic comedy . If it was not LMK and Nana I would already be out.

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Why put the mother in a nursing home having delusions when two episodes later she's wandering town as happy as a lark?
Why build sympathy for cancer mom then have her coldly divorce her husband? This the same woman who sold her son's home out from under him while he was in a coma. She's Sky-Castle levels of self-absorbed.
Why did you introduce the male lead as cold, distant and obsessive only to entirely discard that personality inside of 2 episodes?
Why is there no preparation for the supposed TV series, no director, no castmates, no script reading, no rehearsal?
Has Bi-soo displayed any aptitude or appetite at all for writing thrillers?
What bothers me the most is the two leads apparently fell in 'L' simply because that's what the leads are expected to do in a drama. There's no reason organic to their characters.

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Alzheimer's is not something that stays completely the same after changing--it's a dynamic illness, especially in its early stages, and memory and awareness can come and go. Joo-in seems to be her only family, and with her memory coming and going it would not be safe for her to be home alone without someone there to take care of her, which her daughter can't do with such a busy career. FWIW, it seems she's at a memory care facility, which is different from your regular old nursing home.

It's been established that, although mom doesn't seem to know about her husband's cheating, they were in a loveless marriage.

Bi-soo was never portrayed as distant to the people in his life--while he is very picky and anal about his work and hates being distracted, it was established in the first week that there are people in his life that he cares about and is affectionate towards. He's not the warmest, fuzziest person around, and his tsundere personality was even awarded a porcupine necktie in ep 4/5 (lol!). He still has his petty moments, and in episode 6 he let his shock and grief get the better of him and he lashed out at strangers because of it. Bi-soo's preoccupation with things being left ajar is addressed this week as well, and is shown regarding his developing relationship with Joo-in. Also, it's clearly a metaphor.

The TV series was on the verge of being cancelled as soon as they started filming, and they had to rework the entire show. They still have to get the new scripts approved by the studio, and Bi-soo sent them when he gave Joo-in a copy to read in episode 6.

Bi-soo's appetite for writing thrillers was on full display in the opening week, and was cheekily on display last week when he viewed everything happening to Joo-in through the lens of a thriller writer. The show's playing his writing abilities a bit tongue-in-cheek, as his shows are clearly makjang and crazy--but hey, we all know many Korean viewers LOVE that kind of stuff, so his high ratings make sense.

The two leads are falling in love because of a shared sense of respect for each other and admiration for their work, their respective personalities, and their relationships with their families (specifically, mothers). They're comfortable around each other, respecting boundaries and communicating like adults about their desires and needs. There have been several significant conversations that they have had throughout the show that demonstrate this growing attraction, respect, and admiration. I won't list them out because this reply is already getting too long.

Thanks for your questions! I was happy to be able to answer them for you!

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Woops! **hedgehog tie, not porcupine~

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hedgehog discrimination rears its ugly head again :(

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I don't like the way Lee Min-Ki is speaking, it reminds me too much his last rom-com characters. I think he should have used his normal way of speaking like in The Lies Within, he was really good in this drama, or not using the same "tics" he got in his last rom-coms but finding new ones.

For the drama itself, I think when a rom-com starts with a weird reason to make the characters to be together, my mind is recalcitrant to forget it and enjoy the rest. In this case, I found the truck of doom and the mother taking advantage of the coma of her adored son to sell his house bad... And the fact, it's not adressed anymore. I mean I won't forgive my mother so fast if she did something like that to me... Especially since we know how he is about his writting, so the mother too...

If it's nice to the main characters being nice together, but I think it's too fast. More bickering would have been fun and letting me the time to see the couple to get closer. Like that, it's kinda rush and 16 episodes are long for a rom-com, I would prefer bickering over sickness or other truck of doom.

I like Kang Min-Hyuk but the typical love triangle is not working in this one. I think the ML and SML's relationship will be fun to watch.

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This is interesting to me! I was actually thinking at points while watching that his intonation and way of speaking reminds me of The Lies Within, and not at all of Nam Se-hee or Seo Do-jae! I think he's very emotive with his voice here, and I love hearing him speak. I agree in that his head nod gives me Se-hee vibes, but I don't mind that. And of course he has that almost bashful little smile that is present across all of his roles that I think is actually just a Lee Min-ki thing, haha. But he's smiling ever wider here and I love to see it!

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His way to speak was faster in The Lies Within and didn't pause between his sentences in my memories, it was more natural and it suited his character.

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Episodes 5 and 6 were super cute. I loved it.
The blind date was so adorable and I could feel the tension between the main leads, and when Bisoo was confessing, I felt the anxiety in his voice. This made my heart flutter... I think this scene was so well done, the director did a great job (and of course, the actors).
I read a lot of negative comments about the SML and this made me so sad because I think the actor is so lovely and he has such cute eyes . I think his character has a purpose, you know, he's a main lead too, so his participation on the show will contribute for something (I'm a little bit scared with how he will be used...). I hope his character bring us joy and not anger in the next episodes.
Some points:
- the basketball scene - cuteeeeeee. They looked like two kids, I have no words to describe how I felt while watching it. So adorable.
- chemistry between Bisoo and his mom. Oh, guys... this dude has 36 years but she talks to him as if he was a teenager. I just love this dynamics.
- chemistry between Jooin and her mom. I don't even need to say anything, right? The actresses are so natural and is beautiful to see.
- the writing of the show is still a little meh to me, there are some plot holes and is cliché. The actors are saving this.

Until now, I'm loving the show (because of the cast). I accepted that it's a cliché (in the beginning I was full of other expectations, but you know...) and all I can do is to hope the writer give us nice scenes that makes sense and that are enjoyable to watch. I don't expect to much from this man, but please, don't disappoint me with that melo noble thing that will problably happen in the future. Don't you dare writing this.
The only thing that is worrying me about the show is the rating. Gosh, is really low. I feel bad for the actors but at the same time I think they were kinda aware of the low feedback because it's a MBC drama and koreans are treating MBC pretty poorly these lasts years. It's rare to see a MBC drama with good ratings. And being super honest, as much as I'm enjoying watching OMLL (especially because of the cast), the writing is nothing new and is hard to catch the public attention. But but but miracles can happen and I'm hoping for one. I would be devastated if the ratings affect the production of the show, making them cut the episodes.

*my english is not that good. so, please, be nice to me hehehe :)

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Lee Min-ki is such a beautiful man and such a good actor, but his hair is really weird. I don't think the back-combed perm is flattering at all, and if it gets any longer he's going to be bumping into the furniture. And Nana is so gorgeous you would expect him to want to see her clearly. He was so amazing in BTIMFL.

I also find the interaction between the two men a bit childish.

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