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Kiss Sixth Sense: Episodes 3-4

With a rash of kiss experiments and the reveal of a closely kept secret, our OTP gets pulled tighter together this week despite the introduction of our second male lead. As Ye-sool begins to question the inevitability of her visions, we get some insight into her past and personality that might help explain the limits of her “powers.”

 
EPISODES 3-4 WEECAP

We pick up where we left off last week – with Ye-sool about to plant a kiss on Min-hu just as he wakes up and catches her before she can confirm her premonition. Embarrassed, she makes an excuse about checking his fever and then high tails it out of his apartment. While she’s worried he’ll think she’s interested in him, he’s worried she’s seen the stash of medications he keeps by his bed.

Both parties immediately consult their besties — the only people who know about each of their respective abilities. Min-hu calls his friend and doctor OH SEUNG-TAEK, and Ye-sool meets her roommate BAN HO-WOO (Kim Ga-eun) at a bar. Ho-woo tells Ye-sool she should just sleep with Min-hu since Ye-sool has never been wrong with one of her predictions. This is one of many lines this week setting up a dichotomy between destiny and agency — is Ye-sool prisoner to a fated future? Or do her visions create a series of self-fulfilling prophecies?

At work, last week’s ad campaign for Billy Beds was a total success, and Min-hu makes sure Ye-sool gets the credit — even when other executives at their agency, Zeu.Ad, try to bad mouth her. The team’s success leads to a new project, this time for Mopix (Ye-sool’s dream campaign), where they’ll be working on a car commercial.

However, as Ye-sool is congratulating herself on a job well done (by taking selfies), Min-hu arrives and bombs her photo. He then points out all the mistakes she made on her first assignment as PM. A PM needs to be able to predict all possible outcomes, he tells her — and I detect a hint that he’s good at his job because his super senses allow him to do just that.

One evening, while Ye-sool is working overtime (yet again), the power goes out in her office building. Trying to find her way around in the dark, she runs into Min-hu and lets out a frightened scream. To stop her, Min-hu puts his hand over her mouth and the touch to her lips sets off a new vision. In this one, she sees a diamond ring being extended to her, but only catches a glimpse of the ring bearer’s hand and watch. When the lights come on, Ye-sool observes that Min-hu is wearing that very watch.

Starting to hype herself up for what’s to come, Ye-sool convinces herself that Min-hu must have liked her for some time. As evidence that she’s right, while out shopping with her two work friends JANG UM-JI (Hwang Bo-ra) and KIM MIN-HEE (the late Kim Mi-soo), the three women spot Min-hu buying jewelry. At this point, Ye-sool is actually starting to seem excited about the prospect of Min-hu liking her, and so, when everyone is gathered at a work gala that night and Min-hu mostly ignores her, she appears a little hurt by it.

Her premonitions have never let her down, though, and this one is no exception. Later in the night, she turns to find a hand extending a ring to her, but the watch she envisioned is on the wrist of LEE PIL-YO (Kim Ji-suk) — Ye-sool’s ex-boyfriend who is now an award-winning film director. Pil-yo says he’s three years too late, but he wants to give her what she wanted back when they were together (hence, the ring).

Pil-yo has just returned from the Cannes Film Festival where his new movie Haroo screened (cameos by Lee Jae-wook and Kim Sae-ron as the film’s leads). The story is about a couple who is deeply in love, but then the man gets his heart broken when his girlfriend breaks up with him. It’s obvious that the script is based on Pil-yo’s real-life relationship with Ye-sool. Through the movie, we get to see Pil-yo’s perspective and how much the breakup hurt him. He admits that the film has an open ending because he’s hoping the two main characters will get back together.

From Ye-sool’s perspective, she broke up with Pil-yo because he was working all the time and not paying enough attention to her. But also, it seems she had a vision of their future that she didn’t like and broke up with him to avoid it. Again, she wonders, “Is the future bound to happen or am I making it happen?”

Pil-yo is at the work gala (and later at the office and joining the team on test drives) because he will be directing the new car commercial they are shooting. But this isn’t just a K-drama coincidence — Pil-yo wanted to work on this ad to be nearer to Ye-sool. Before the episodes close, he asks her to go on three dates with him to allow him to try to win her back.

In the interim, Ye-sool gets drunk after her run-in with Pil-yo and Min-hu is there (sober) to take care of her. He remembers how drunk she got three years earlier when she broke up with Pil-yo, and we see he was the one there taking care of her then too. Awww.

Ye-sool, in her drunken state, tells Min-hu that she sees the future when she kisses someone. Then she says flat out, “You and I will be sleeping together in the future. I can’t believe it either. So I wanted to double check. Can I?” Min-hu responds: “You asked for it first, all right?” And then he swoops in for a kiss. (Squeeee!)

They spend the night in a hotel — but, no, not together — and in the morning Min-hu wants to know what she saw last night when they kissed in his car. Ye-sool can’t remember — oddly, it seems she didn’t see anything. Notably, Min-hu also does not feel sick after their kiss and his normal symptoms from painful heightened senses are gone.

Ye-sool’s abilities are not totally lost, though. To prove her powers to Min-hu, who’s been doubtful since her announcement, she takes him into the reference room at work and kisses his hand three times. Each time she notes what she sees: 1) Seung-taek with a bloody nose at Min-hu’s apartment, 2) she and Min-hu in a car in the desert, and 3) Ye-sool tripping over a rock where Min-hu catches her and breaks his phone in the process. All of these visions come to fruition, cementing Min-hu’s belief in Ye-sool’s abilities.

At the same time, Min-hu’s powers aren’t gone for good either. Back at work, when Pil-yo shakes hands with Ye-sool to seal the commercial deal, Min-hu hears Ye-sool’s heartbeat. He interprets this as her still having feelings for Pil-yo and tells Ye-sool not to let her personal life get in the way of work (and to quiet her heartbeat — it’s too loud! haha). So, Ye-sool is definitely not the only one developing feelings.

With his now firm belief in her visions, Min-hu asks Ye-sool to tell him about what happens when they hook up in the future. She does and Min-hu propositions her: “Let’s do it tonight.” What a closer! Man, this show is hot.

And speaking of hot, and also adorably cute, I wanted to talk about my favorite part of the show last. Ho-woo and Seung-taek! In the middle of everything, these two meet at a club, hit it off, and decide to date “just for a week.” It seems that Ye-sool’s breakup with Pil-yo had a serious effect on Ho-woo who witnessed Ye-sool’s depression afterward. Ho-woo has decided that long-term relationships only end in pain and so wants to have as much fun as possible with Seung-taek in seven days, and then call it quits.

To get in as much couple-y stuff as possible, Seung-taek and Ho-woo spend hours on the phone all aegyo, buy matching sweatshirts, go on lots of dates, hit up a hotel mid-day, and generally just exude cuteness (I love them so much!). Signs are pointing to this going on longer than seven days and I, for one, am all for it.

This week’s tone seemed a little more somber than the debut episodes, but it simultaneously made me laugh out loud more than once. We get deeper insights into the characters’ personalities, which is helping me cheer them on enthusiastically. Min-hu could have been personified as a classic jerk-boss that we are supposed to root for anyway, but luckily he’s not. He is direct, concerned, and apologizes when necessary — and I like him for all those reasons.

Ye-sool, on the other hand, seems like a bit of a pushover, unsure of what she wants in life and love. She follows her visions as if she can’t escape them, but it’s plausible she uses them to lead her actions so she can blame the outcomes on destiny rather than on her own agency. I am totally shipping these two and can’t wait to see what effects they have on each other. With the hint that their powers may have canceled each other out when they kissed in the car, I hope their personalities have a similar neutralizing effect, giving Ye-sool some confident direction and allowing Min-hu to ease up a little.

 
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I had to share this somewhere Disney+ kdramas always feel weird when watching them. finally, I found why through this show! They use American background music/effects which doesn’t give the vibes of korean drama. Like the bar wheen they were drinking, it it felt like an american bar no kpop in the background or korean people speaking..! That’s the element that makes it hard to watch the drama produced by Dinsey+.. please aska Korean producers for help Dinsey! Netflix show never have this weird vibe and have a beautiful ost this one doesn’t even have OST or I didn’t notice it among these unfitting background music/effects!

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I agree with the weird feeling when the drama is taken out of context. I made the mistake of listening to a dubbed K drama (I thought I had set it up for subs) I turned it off after a minute it just didn’t make sense to watch something from another culture and Americanise it.

I thought the staff etc in the companies making the dramas were Korean it was just the money was from Netflix or Disney. I guess they try to get involved in the minor details in order to make it appeal to the US market not realising these are the details that are appealing and messing with these makes a huge difference.
Confirms I was right to walk away from this one. Do you think you can continue watching now you have put your fingered on it?

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The story is still intriguing to me so will continue at least till next Wednesday

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If only it was available to watch in America.

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I think show made the right decision to go into the 'free will' vs 'destiny/fate' territory. I loved that moment when Ye-Sool ponders... 'Was it bound to happen? Or was I the one making these events happen?'

I'm digging the new look on YKS, and SJH looks stunning in red, as always! I could the unresolved sexual-tension with a knife!!! Not a fan of the OTT 2nd couple. The piggyback-revenge moment made me laugh so HARD, this week! xD

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I didn't expect Ye-Sool to tell of her secret so quickly. But somehow it's fitting that in this drama the topic is addressed directly, after all, they're not squeamish in other ways either.

At first I was irritated that Ye-Sool could be wrong with her (ring), after all she was supposed to foresee Min-Hu's future. But presumably it fits somehow, since Min-Hu was also there.

I had a quick look at the webtoon and I'm glad that the main characters are played by slightly older actors. I like how competent Ye-Sool handles the situations in the office and doesn't constantly giggle like a young girl or plays cute.

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That bothered me too that Ye-sool should have seen Min-hu's future in regard to the ring. Is the show breaking its own rules? Or will this come up again? (maybe there is another ring in her future??)

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"I had a quick look at the webtoon and I'm glad that the main characters are played by slightly older actors. I like how competent Ye-Sool handles the situations in the office and doesn't constantly giggle like a young girl or plays cute." - THIS.

I have read the webtoon and I LIKE that the leads are played by older actors (who are also behaving like they are older and more mature). While Minhu is really good in the webtoon, FL is kind of stupid and incompetent. And don't start me with the giggly stuff.

And it seems the ring scene was just a lazy SML entry scene and we will never get any explanation for why it was there. As long as this is one off instance, it is easy (for me) to ignore and enjoy it.

(On a different note, I love all three actors but Kim Ji Suk is killing it with the annoying SML. The webtoon one was annoying as well)

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Kim Ji-suk oppaa! Why so charming! I'll get SML syndrom attack.

My problem is the same with the last 2 eps. The jarring tension between meloromance and romcom. Come on guys, smooth it out. What is with over the top goodbye between the doctor and Yesool's sister? It comes out of now where. Sigh.

The PPLs notwithstanding.

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After the DUI/hit and run scandal watching KSR cameo made me cringe. Thankfully they edited it to focus on LJW more but that whole sequence was not appealing.

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Her life does not have to end or take a pause because of a scandal or record. She has the take responsibility for her actions, yes, but I don't see how she being asked to make a conscious effort to drive/use the road responsibly implies that she should not work again. And...it's a cameo, so I don't see why you have to cringe to the point of the sequence appearing unappealing when you won't see her on your screen again.

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Seeing a criminal on screen will always be unappealing. Her career should end because drunk driving is the same as murder.

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Who is KSR?

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Why did Yesool saw her and Pil yo's encounter when the person she kissed was Cha-Minhu? Isn't it supposed to be HIS future she should see? I understand they wanted to create a fake off situation but it did not seem fully logical to me.

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Opt1. He was there and saw it.

Opt2. Yesool simply saw a scene from a further future.

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I personally think it's Opt2

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The show logic was she sees future of the person whom she kisses, right? So this is inconsistent with the premise. It is still a fun show so far for me (In spite of changes to the original story)

But this looked like lazy writing.

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I think we'll see that Minhoo saw the ring scene (and so he pays more attention to FL and followed her after that)

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Min Hu clearly has liked her a longtime. I wonder why he hasn't said anything. Maybe he liked her after ex broke up with her and wanted to give her time. Hmmm. As for Pil Yo, he is pushy and annoying.

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Because of his "hypersensitivity", he probably can't have a real relationship because physical contact always makes him feel bad. I assume that is why he has held back.

I don't like Pil-yo either.

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Ohhh, I didn't even think of that. That makes a lot of sense. He MUST really like her to risk kissing her like that, with his hypersensitivity.

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It was going to be difficult for a show to make me dislike Kim Ji-suk because he’s usually so charming, but man, they’re done it swimmingly. Pil-yo is intrusive and pushy. Ye-sool is clearly uncomfortable with this attention and he just keeps pushing. I dislike men who do that.

On the other hand, Min-hu was fantastic. It’s pretty obvious to me that he’s been into her for a while now. Poor guy. I doubt he’s comfortable being in relationships due to his hypersensitivity. Seo Ji-hye and Yoon Kye-sang have amazing chemistry, the scenes with just the two of them are brimming with sexual tension. Also, they’re both hot! I’m here for it!

Not a fan of the secondary couple. I think they went overboard with the aegyo and the giggling, which didn’t suit the overall tone of the rest of the show.

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I am also not sure about the secondary couple except if the whole point is that Yesool's has seen the future of her sister (or cousin) and she dies in it and it will change and that can give her the perspective that what she sees is not absolute.

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I didn't enjoy the secondary couple too. It was too much

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Totally love the dynamics between Minhu and Ye Seol on these episodes. The way Minhu rescued Ye Seol when she almost got hit by a car and that kiss at the end of episode 4 sent shivers down my spine. I love YKS. He is a great actor. His chemistry with SJH is palpable. SJH is great. She is the perfect Ye Seol. I love it that she does not overdo her aegyo and comedic scenes. I love KJS too but I don’t like Pilyo’s storyline so far. I feel sorry for him. Overall the episodes are great. I can’t wait for the next episodes.

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I love how fast paced this drama is. It reminds me of Business proposal but with an adult vibe. I'm glad YKS cut his hair because he looks HAWT and I'm happy that the truth involving Ye Sul's power is shared with the person it involves because it makes the plot interesting as to how they'll navigate this truth together.

The question about fate and free will was something I was questioning this show on since the beginning and its commendable how this drama highlights it with the female lead wondering the same thing. I can't wait for next weeks episode of hopefully more sexual tension and swoony moments from YKS.

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I live in one of the 54 countries in Africa(no need to explain further) and decided I wanted to buy Disney, thinking it would be like Netflix. NOT. After paying $69 dollars I've ended up with a VPN which is something which I can work as well as I can write Mandarin with a brush. I asked for assistance with URLs and IPS's and for portals and all that stuff, and the reply was lengthy gibberish, so I've asked for my money back, will cancel the VPN (which is a very ugly icon anyway and does NOT look good on my Mac) and probably spend it on lessons in writing Mandarin. What a waste of time and energy, and apart from anything else I feel like a total idiot! (Don't comment, please!)

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No shame needed we have all been there in terms of trying something new only to have it back fire on us. I bet you would be surprised how many of us are in the same ‘I can’t access even with the equipment that everyone else says is easy and works for them’ club.

I bought a monthly subscription to Disney to watch one programme which I then found out wasn’t available in my region and then couldn’t get it to work with a VPN. Viki detected I had a VPN and said to stop using it or lose access to the site!

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Initial episodes (and webtoon) gave me some déjà vu and reminded me of Gogh's Starry nights. Anyone else felt that? Advertising agency, a mad boss who is trying to give all opportunities possible to the FL and who is in love with her for a long time. And return of ex to the same company.

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I just started this drama and I just want to say that I love the OTP 😍. The chemistry is on point and I don't care for the 2nd lead at the moment

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So far, so fun! I’m enjoying the gruff but surreptitiously supportive ML and the competent, ambitious, but self-doubting and fallible FL. Their chemistry is more than adequate so far, especially in those teased intimate scenes. No way they're actually sleeping together next week, though - it's too soon in drama-logic. Something will get in the way that will also clarify how much they both want to get down to it.

I'm worried about Ho-woo, though. Starting in the first episode, she's made all these references to "not having much time left" and “I don’t want my life to end this way,” and she's got a bucket list on her bedroom wall; she also says sadly to YS, "you know what my future will be like." The neon sign in the bar where she and Ye-sool drink says "Que Sera, Sera" and that sounds almost threatening in this context. Has YS seen a near future with HW's death or other disaster? Are her 7 days with Seung-taek a final fling? Is there a way to change her fate?

The callbacks to Extra-ordinary You in Pil-yo’s oh-so-serious movie were funny, what with Lee Jae-wook as the ML and both the movie and the FL based on Ye-sool being named Ha-ru, along with Jung Gun-joo’s cameo in ep. 1 as YS’s frustrated boyfriend! Is Pil-yo hoping he and Ye-sool will get recast as the OTP in the next manwha?

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I rewatched some of eps. 3 and 4 while waiting (impatiently!) for 5 and 6. In ep. 3, MH says to YS “did it ever occur to you that you’re the one that can’t remember pretty much everything?” Huh, sounds like he remembers the shared childhood trauma hinted at in the opening sequence. Is this a WWWSK scenario where he’s been watching over and waiting for her his whole life?

Does MH have some foresight, too? There’s that moment when he looks at himself in the mirror and touches his hair, and then later at the party we see he’s gotten a haircut (and looks freakin’ hot). If he does that because he shares her premonitions and he has shorter hair in this one, then it also brings up questions of agency vs. destiny for him.

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