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Today’s Webtoon: Episodes 1-2 (First Impressions)

Quirky, zany, and full of heart — I love this show already! Given how much I like all three of our leads, I came into this show with excitement pumping in my veins, and I’m thrilled to say that Today’s Webtoon surpassed my sky-high expectations. It’s hilarious, hopeful, and heartfelt, all wrapped in one feel-good package! What more could I possibly ask for?

Editor’s note: Continued drama coverage will continue with weecaps.
 
EPISODES 1-2 WEECAP

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As a news broadcast narrates the recent spate of missing person cases, a masked protagonist rides her electric scooter through the neon-lit streets. She challenges her enemies to show themselves — and then she falls through the ground and into an underground lair, where the bad guy lies in wait.

Thus begins a fierce, heated tussle. They’re evenly matched at first, until our protagonist’s eyes glow with the light of the full moon as her nails grow into claws. She leaps up, transformation into a gumiho complete — to the delight of OHN MA-EUM (Kim Se-jung), our webtoon-loving leading lady.

Ma-eum’s name literally means “with one’s whole heart,” and it certainly shows in her spirited personality. A notification sends her traipsing energetically through the streets of Seoul on a scooter that’s unfortunately not electric, making fried chicken deliveries all over town.

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Thanks to a judo upperclassman, Ma-eum scores a part-time gig at a webtoon event. LOL, the logo bears a strong resemblance to the Naver Webtoons logo, but the company’s called Neon. Ma-eum’s put on security detail, and she gazes dreamily at webtoon artist NA KANG-NAM (Im Chul-soo), the author of her favorite gumiho webtoon. (His name literally means “I’m a strong man,” haha.)

After emcee of the night JANG MAN-CHEOL (Park Ho-san) presents the awards, K-pop girl group Weeekly takes the stage for a congratulatory performance. Kang-nam jams to it with all his heart, breaking out his best dance moves. Except all of a sudden, he’s accosted by SEOK JI-HYUNG (Daniel Choi), who attempts to pull him away.

Ma-eum does her job a little too well, immediately dragging Ji-hyung out of the venue. She doesn’t recognize his face, but she certainly recognizes his Neon employee card when he flashes it at her in indignation, whoops.

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Ji-hyung heads back in to yank Kang-nam out, and a chastised Ma-eum gets front-row seats to their confrontation. Turns out Kang-nam’s too busy enjoying girl group performances to deliver his manuscript on time, much to Ji-hyung’s ire… which is abruptly interrupted by a starstruck Ma-eum asking for Kang-nam’s autograph.

Haha, her timing! Ji-hyung offers his pen with gritted teeth and a polite smile that’s definitely 100% not forced, and Ma-eum gets the signature of her favorite webtoon author on the back of her phone case.

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Ma-eum’s work isn’t done just yet, though. Back in the event hall, she judo flips a creep who had been harassing writer POMME (Ha Yul-ri), pinning the unrepentant man to the floor. Atta girl!

That earns her Pomme’s gratitude and Ji-hyung’s respect, and she winds up with Ji-hyung’s business card. An open recruitment advertisement and an impulsive application later, Ma-eum’s on her way to a job interview at Neon.

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Also at Neon are Ji-hyung and Man-cheol, and when Ma-eum gets on the same elevator as them, her cauliflower ear catches Man-cheol’s attention. He proposes a bet to Ji-hyung — what sport does this lady play?

Recognizing Ma-eum, Ji-hyung answers judo, and he’s proven correct when Man-cheol surprises her from behind and immediately gets flipped onto his back, ha. Noting that Ma-eum’s here for an interview, he pulls out a coin and asks her if she likes heads or tails. Eh?

Ma-eum bemusedly answers heads, and Ji-hyung flips the coin. It lands on heads, and he offers her the coin as a good luck charm. Aw, that’s endearingly wholesome of him.

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We’re introduced to GU JOON-YOUNG (Nam Yoon-soo) as he drinks his morning coffee in his spacious penthouse. Contrary to his affluent background, he’s surprisingly down-to-earth; he takes the subway to work, and even helps a little boy next to him beat the game level he’s been stuck at.

Joon-young ends up in the same interview as Ma-eum, where he impresses the panel of interviewers with his eloquent and insightful answers. In contrast, Ma-eum’s answer is simple but full of heart — Neon’s webtoons had been a source of comfort while she was recovering from the injury that put a hold on her judo career.

Earnestly, she explains that she wants to pay it forward and create uplifting content for others, too. Her sincerity impresses Man-cheol, but her lack of knowledge regarding industry jargon doesn’t earn her any brownie points with the other interviewers.

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After work, Ji-hyung and Man-cheol unwind at a pojangmacha, where Ji-hyung helps his pal apply a pain relief patch on his back, LOL. He tries to subtly ask how Ma-eum did (the keyword here is “tries” — it’s a good thing Man-cheol’s oblivious), but things don’t look good.

Unsurprisingly, Ma-eum fails the interview; the company prioritized skills over passion. Joon-young is hired, but his friend comments that he should join any team except the Webtoon Service Team — they’re the company outcast because of their poor sales performance. They’re not even housed in the main building, oof.

The webtoon team has been understaffed ever since their producer took time off for maternity leave, and just one new hire won’t be enough to keep the team afloat. You know what that means — Ma-eum is belatedly accepted on a one-year contract!

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Both Ma-eum and Joon-young end up in the Webtoon Service Team, to the former’s elation and the latter’s dismay. Ma-eum gets to shadow Ji-hyung, which means following him to an interview with renowned comic and webtoon author BAEK EO-JIN (Kim Gab-soo).

Writer Baek is humble and traditional, preferring to draw on paper and have his assistants digitize his art. He’s adorably out-of-touch with modern technology, leaving him bewildered when Ma-eum says she’ll leave an encouraging comment on his webtoon.

That seems to be the catalyst which sets off a spiraling chain of events — Writer Baek finally sees the outpouring of hate comments that his assistants have been hiding from him. Devastated and ashamed of his work, Writer Baek suddenly requests to have his entire webtoon taken down from the Neon site.

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Ji-hyung and a guilt-ridden Ma-eum wait all night outside Writer Baek’s house, hoping to make things right. They’re met with one of Writer Baek’s assistants instead, who reveals the truth. Writer Baek learned about the hate comments from the other assistant who’s a total ingrate — he scorned Writer Baek and walked out on him for greener pastures.

It’s a harsh wake-up call for Writer Baek, who finally realizes that none of the heartfelt themes he’d woven into his story had been conveyed to the readers. He goes on hiatus, leaving the Webtoon Service Team to worry about the fate of their platform.

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After a morose team dinner, Ji-hyung and Ma-eum wait for the bus home. Ma-eum may not have industry experience, but she has a mature head on her shoulders — drawing an analogy from her time in judo, she says that a good pacemaker would wait patiently till the runner’s ready to get back on the track.

Ji-hyung attempts to lighten the mood with another coin toss, but it lands on tails — not the option that has Writer Baek coming back. The pair stare at it for a long, heavy moment, before Ma-eum grabs Ji-hyung’s hands and flips them over.

It’s heads now! Smiling brightly, she reassures Ji-hyung that Writer Baek will return. Then she rushes off to catch her bus, leaving a stunned Ji-hyung behind. Aww.

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After a long day of hearing out webtoon artists’ grievances (foisted upon him by his slacker of a supervisor), Joon-young has one last destination — Pomme’s apartment. Turns out she called his supervisor over to fix a flickering lightbulb for her, and Joon-young got sent in his place.

She drawls that this isn’t crossing the line; a real power trip would mean skipping a deadline and blaming it on him. Gosh, talk about entitled. She asks for his name as he leaves, clearly amused (and maybe even interested) — but while he does tell her his name, he’s thoroughly annoyed by her arrogant attitude.

It doesn’t get any better from there, since he next finds himself hard at work unclogging her toilet bowl (she somehow had the bright idea to flush her cat’s litter down). Ugh, she’ll have to go the extra mile to earn any semblance of good graces in my book.

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Ma-eum spars with a friend at the dojo to clear her mind, and it’s only then that she realizes the dojo’s plaque is tilted downwards so the athletes can read its words easily. Add a conveniently-timed Michelangelo documentary to that, and Ma-eum has an epiphany — it’s all about the angle!

She races to Writer Baek’s house, where she explains that as he aged, his posture grew more hunched, altering the angle from which he viewed his art. To others, his characters had oddly elongated chins, but to him, they looked normal. There’s nothing wrong with his art style!

Right on cue, his previous assistants enter the room — grateful for all the guidance he’s given them, they’re back to help him through this setback. Touched, Writer Baek agrees to continue drawing. Aw, as they leave, Ji-hyung compliments Ma-eum on a job well done.

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The team gather at the pojangmacha after work, where Joon-young gets teased for being a lightweight, aww. Ma-eum’s having the time of her life, which only adds to Joon-young’s awkwardness. So when Ji-hyung asks if he doesn’t enjoy get-togethers, he absentmindedly agrees, before realizing what he just said.

Flustered, Joon-young accidentally takes a sip from a colleague’s beer mug, and then he’s out like a light. HAHAHA. Omg, that’s adorable.

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He remains passed out till it’s time to go home, leaving Ma-eum to solve the problem — she hoists him up onto her back with barely any effort at all. Have I mentioned that I love her?

No one knows Joon-young’s address, so he ends up on Ma-eum’s couch. Halfway through the night, he wakes up in utter confusion, only to come face-to-face with Ma-eum’s dad.

Since none of them can reveal Joon-young’s identity without exposing Ma-eum’s new job (which goes against her father’s wish for her to return to his dojo), poor Joon-young gets throttled by a furious papa bear. Oops.

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Ma-eum barely has time to explain herself to him at work the next day, since they’re immediately tasked with moving countless bags and standees to a writer’s apartment. Joon-young struggles under all that weight, and Ma-eum ends up catching him when his legs give out, leading to a charged moment.

Ma-eum leans in, and Joon-young instinctively squeezes his eyes shut — but she’s just reaching over to take the standee from him, ha. Joon-young’s left blinking confusedly like an adorable puppy. Have I mentioned that I love him too?

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They take the subway back, and Ma-eum notices Joon-young gazing at her cauliflower ear. He calls it a badge of honor that proves how hard she’s trained, musing dispiritedly that in contrast, all his accolades and certifications count for nothing in their team.

Ma-eum reassures him that his own badge of honor will shine eventually, so he just has to stay strong and cheer up. But Joon-young dislikes hearing such words — he’s already trying his best, yet he still isn’t enough? Then when will he ever be?

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Contemplating his words, Ma-eum replies that perhaps saying such words became a habit of hers; having gained strength from those who cheered her on, she wants to pay it forward. Still, she acknowledges his interpretation, remarking that she should tone it down.

They reach Ma-eum’s stop before he can respond, but it’s clear he’s deeply affected by her words, as well as her thoughtful consideration of his perspective. Aw, she’s shaping up to be such a positive influence on our two leading men, and she doesn’t even realize it yet!

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Joon-young’s already smarting from being treated like a mere errand boy, and it all goes downhill from there. His pride gets torn to shreds by the condescending, backhanded compliments from his nasty supervisor, as well the snide remarks poorly disguised as teasing from his supposed friends, and he finally decides enough is enough. He wants out — if he can’t get transferred to another department, he’s resigning.

Ma-eum overhears this, and she entreats him to stay, not realizing she’s slipped back into her habit of cheering others on until Joon-young’s lips curl up in a self-deprecating smile. He finally reveals the cold, ugly truth: the Webtoon Service Team is due to be disbanded within a year if they can’t pull up their performance.

Joon-young advises her to find another path, rather than waste a precious year clinging to false hope. His words are blunt, but they’re not without reason.

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And so, our premiere week ends with Ma-eum’s entire world shaken up. She’s floundered for so long before finally discovering a passion she wants to pursue, only to have her bubble burst way too soon.

I like how realistic the drama is despite its comedic overtones; the webtoon team’s performance is declining not because the plot demands it, but because they’ve grown complacent and stagnant. Ji-hyung acknowledged this himself — they allowed themselves to be lulled into a false sense of security, which meant they couldn’t notice the nascent issues concerning Writer Baek and the negative feedback until it all blew up in their faces.

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That’s why Ma-eum is such an asset to the team, since she isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. Kim Se-jung does a wonderful job at portraying her gung-ho determination and optimistic cheerfulness without going overboard into cheesy territory, and I was already rooting for Ma-eum barely five minutes into the premiere.

For all her unabashed effervescence, she’s sensible and empathetic, and I particularly liked her quieter moments in the wake of her failed interview. Ma-eum isn’t immune to disappointment and self-doubt, which makes her resilience even more admirable.

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Thankfully, she’s got a great mentor in Ji-hyung, played by the ever-charismatic Choi Daniel — excuse me, this is unfair, you can’t have me enraptured every time you’re on screen! The chemistry between Ji-hyung and Ma-eum is so captivating, since her hopeful idealism seems to be reigniting a simmered-down passion within him, and his rare compliments are exactly the external validation she doesn’t even realize she needs.

I love that Ji-hyung is level-headed, but has a cheeky side; his friendship with totally-not-a-boomer Man-cheol is adorable, and their banter is a joy to watch. Plus, the running joke of Ji-hyung always forgetting where he parked his car is hilarious, heh.

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And last but definitely not least, Nam Yoon-soo!!!! I have such a huge soft spot for him, having watched him from his early web drama roles to where he is now. He’s grown so much over the years, and I couldn’t be more proud!

Joon-young may be stiff and reticent, but he approaches his work with an earnest diligence that has me sympathetic for his plight. Being belittled and disregarded like that does considerable damage to one’s psyche, and it’s clear all Joon-young wants is to do well and fit in — he just doesn’t know how to.

It’s no wonder that the imposter syndrome is chipping away at his spirit. Even though Joon-young knows he’s capable of so much more, everyone and everything around him seems to be telling him otherwise.

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Still, if there’s one person I have faith in to restore his confidence, it’s Ma-eum. She has a way of uplifting people and spurring them to find strength within themselves; her words of encouragement aren’t mere rhetoric, because they truly come from her heart.

Ma-eum’s sincerity is what grounds this show, elevating it from a simple comedy to a slice-of-life that’s equal parts heartwarming and empowering. I’m definitely onboard for the ride — is it next week yet?

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@solstices Thank you for a great first impressions. I was pleasantly surprised by this drama initially I thought it would be light and fluffy humour but it is definitely slice of life with interesting characters that you want to stay to find out their backstories. It took the two episodes for me to engage fully but now I can see it has what I like in a drama I will be staying for the duration.

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Yay! I'm glad you're enjoying the drama☺ I like that it has more depth than it seems, since it really grounds the story and humanizes its characters.

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I enjoyed this drama so much. I appreciate the Ma Eum genuinely apologizes when necessary and not unnecessarily. I like that she just seems like a good person. Her passion for her work is also really commendable.

I love love Ji Hyung. Kdramas have made yelly or tsundere bosses so commonplace that I kept waiting for the shoe to drop and thankfully it didn't. A little bit of trauma, lol. I am delighted that he is such a good boss and mentor.

Joon Young hasn't made me like or dislike him, but it looks like he is going to have the most interesting arc. I am excited for that.

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Ooh, nice observation about Ma-eum! I like that she's affable and good-natured, but by no means a pushover.

Same here, I was watching Ji-hyung with a little trepidation because I really didn't want him to end up being yet another distasteful boss, so I'm glad he's such a likeable character! He's critical but not disparaging, and candid but not abrasive.

I'm looking forward to Joon-young's arc too! :D

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The first 2 episodes were nice.

I think they pushed a little bit too much on the cheerful, positive, vitamin buttons for the FL. But this kind of role suit Kim Se-Jung (but I think she should find a different role to extent her acting) and she has naturally this bubbly energy.

I'm happy to see Daniel Choi back! I really like him. He's a good boss.

Nam Yoon-Soo's way to speak in the real life is pretty funny, he's kinda slow. So it's nice to see him as a capable rookie.

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I agree; I do think such bubbly and energetic roles suit Kim Se-jung well, but I also hope she doesn't get typecast! She seems to have a fair bit of range, so it'd be interesting to see her in more varied roles too.

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Her role in Uncanny Counter is an awesome fighter but not a peppy-positive type. It's a nice contrast to these last 2 characters she's played.

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@solstices I think you have done a splendid job on recapping this drama because it now makes me want to rescind my decision of dropping it. The way you captured the FL's positivity makes me a teeny bit interested, but from years of Kdrama watching experience one thing I understood is that often times than not, writing does not get accurately translated to screen and I feel this drama is a case of this because I see nothing wrong with it except where it fails to engage me. Anyway, I'll follow the recaps to see if my spidey senses are wrong 😅

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same thoughts on the first 2 episodes. possibly staying for solstices' wee-caps and for some trope reversals: joon young's background - who's the lady in his house; webtoon artists are not stragglers with unkempt hair but rather well off. so, nice houses and interiors to oggle at. least interesting- the extent of competition in the business, hope it doesn't become central.

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Omg, I'm honoured — that's such high praise, thank you🥺🥰 I do admit I may have rose-tinted glasses on because of how much I love the cast, so the drama may not be everyone's cup of tea. Still, I think it has potential, so hopefully you'll enjoy the recaps!☺

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I was really looking forward to this show, but after the first two episodes I have to say that the magic has not yet been there. But maybe that's because I had somewhat different expectations.

But in any case, I enjoyed the scenes with Choi Daniel.
Although the series is running on Viki under Romance, I don't see any signs of this at the moment. But if it does, I hope it will hit it off between Ma-eum and Ji-hyung.

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Only watched episode 1 so far. Did you ever cook a meal where all the right ingredients were there in the right proportions but it still didn't taste quite right? There's something about this drama that isn't sitting right for me but I cannot put my finger on what it is. Is it the background music? Is it the camera work? Is the excessively grand corporate office sets for the business? Its like you have all the puzzle pieces to make a picture but they just aren't fitting together properly.

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It took the second episode for me to sign up so probably worth trying that. My new approach is 4 episodes to see if it’s the same things that are causing problems. A side character may be annoying but does not have a lot of screen time after the second episode or the music mix improves etc. there will always be some where it’s an instant decision

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I agree with you. Something is missing.

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I came here for humor and stayed for the heart. On Ma eum is enthusiastic but not too happy. She makes Joon young look like such a downer.

May we all have bosses as great as Jihyung. This is my first time seeing Daniel Choi aside from his cameo in IOTNBO. I am beginning to see the appeal.

As for our little baby Joon Young. Your time will come. Hang in there.

Is there romance in this? Because I really like Joon young and Ma eum together as frenemies.

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@sunnysaturdays I think the opening scene from the webtoon implies that Ma Eum and Joon Young will be the couple to watch. Frenemies to lovers maybe?

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I need help understanding Neon. It’s a webtoon company, so they only produce webtoons? How does the Webtoon Service Dept fit into that? Isn’t it the same thing (if the dept has a sales goal)? Or does Neon do a lot of things and they’re failing in the Webtoon area? Thanks.

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Seems like “Neon” is supposed to be a stand-in for Naver, which runs search engines, news, blogging platforms, drama productions, chat platforms, webtoons, etc. so yeah they're a big IT company that does a lot more than just webtoons.

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thanks you guys! I spoke too soon, had only seen 1/2 of ep 1. I had a spasm of watching Shooting Stars, when I couldn’t really figure out who did what job for many episodes (so many overlapping duties!) and didn’t want to repeat that. This show makes it very clear, I just should have waited 🙄

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Neon is Naver, so it's a tech company, and Neon Webtoon is just one department (they even copied the Naver Webtoon logo). Ma-eum applied for the job with no experience, but Joon-young wants to do IT. When Gingertoon failed, I assume Neon acquired them, but they're still failing.

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I'm pretty sure for them to use the exact actual Webtoon logo they have to be sponsored by the actual Webtoon or something don't they?
Unless they can get away with it cos it's a different colour? But usually kdramas are pretty strict on what's allowed to be branded in shot and what's not, so I wouldn't have thought the colour would be enough.
I haven't looked this up though, but that was my thought. I guess someone can inform me otherwise if they know more.

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I haven't started this one yet, I was waiting to read the recaps and some of the comments. I don't usually like over the top cheery characters, that's cringe for me lol. I'm conflicted on whether I should watch it or not... On a scale from 1-10, how cringe is the show?

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So far, it is not OTT yet.. no aegyo. And the FL who is supposed to be the cheery one, actually is choosing to be positive because of her experiences as an athlete (as explained in ep 2) , and not because she is just (un)naturally cheery.

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Okay, sounds good, i'll definitely watch it then. Thanks 🤗

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You might like it.. I usually follow the 4-episode rule.. and if by that time it does not give me joy, then I do a Marie Kondo. =)

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Thanks for the wonderful recap!

Thay opening fight scene between the webtoon characters with their superhuman strengths copied the one in The Witch Part1: The Subversion between Jayoon and the Nobleman. I love that movie but didnt like the second one. I digress moving back to the topic.

Aww I really like the first two episodes. Ma Eum is such a happy pill to others but the show is hinting on that incident that she is still grappling with. So its happy for now but it can delve into drama later on.
I love the characters and the Webtoon team so far. I am seeing a lot of side characters that appeared in recent dramas so still getting accustomed to their new roles. Im Chul Soo is still the fan club president of Oh My Consigliere for me but his new role as Hemp Master Lee is close becoming another memorable role. His role here as a famous webtoon writer is making a mark as well. i am still shaking off Ha Do Kwon's Ji Hoon from Shooting Stars and feels he will be an antagonist here.
Okay let me finish this comment before I add more actors I recognize.

I am looking forward MaEum's relationship with the Webtoon Team particularly with her mentor, Ji Hyung and colleague, Joon Young. I also expect her father to go ballistic soon so looking forward to Ma Eun resolve that as well

Lastly, is it just me who thinks Pomme is crushing on Joon Young so that is why she is tormenting him? Yes? No? Also I find that woman in Joon Young's apartment sus. Is he a newlywed? If he is then he will not be in a love triangle with Ma Eun.

I have not read the manga series this show is based so what I know is only whats on the synopsis and what has been shown in the episodes so far. I guess I will just find out as I continue to watch the drama.

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Ooh, thanks for pointing that out — I haven't watched The Witch, so I didn't realize the opening scene was a homage to it!

I agree with you; I like that the characters have such depth to them, which not only makes them realistic but also gives us more to discover as the story unfolds. Ma-eum's still grappling with the aftereffects of her judo upbringing, and Kang-nam seems quite conceited beneath his lackadaisical disposition.

I can't tell whether Pomme's interest in Joon-young is romantic or merely artistic, since she seemed to see her webtoon protagonist in him upon their first meeting. Either way, I hope she eases up on him soon, because her entitled demands are not a good look. (Right now, her adorable cat is her only saving grace, LOL.)

Same here, I haven't read the manga either, so I'm excited to see what the drama has in store for us!

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I have to agree that i thoughly love our FL. she is just so positive, but not in a grating way, that you cant help but root for her. I am excited to see her growth. How ever i do smell a love triangle and i kinda hope we don't go down that root.

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And I’m smelling a quadrangle with the girl group-fan artist (sorry, right now he’s Master Lee to me)(A of S) falling for our girl as well 😍

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Ma-eum and Joon-young really are polar opposites. To him, this looks like it could waste his year, so I wonder to her if the year itself is special.
Also really want to argue with Joon-young that he's not giving it his all. He's already made up his mind that he doesn't like the position and its really obvious he's finding no value. Still, that doesn't mean he should be bullied/exploited by the guy he's supposed to shadow.

Daniel Choi is really good here. Looking forward to the next episodes.

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Joon Young’s boss seems like such a pill that I suspect him being in cahoots with Artist Baek’s cruel quitter assistant. But the boss also seems to love his daughter, so maybe he’ll turn out ok.

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He's so cute with his daughter.
I wonder if he would have been different if he was placed with someone he didn't think was useless.

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Kim Se-jeong always plays these sunshine characters like her irl personality. I relate to Joon-young's cynicism, but he's an ass so far. I don't blame him for quitting when his supervisor passes all his responsibilities to him to be with his daughter. Kwon PD was the only person who didn't show up during Artist Baek's emergency that night.

I teared up when Artist Baek's former assistants came back to help. Did he not have the backstabber's number saved in his phone when he texted him the hate comments? Ma-eum never found out it wasn’t her fault, but she should've known about the hate comments. I wish she had asked the students on the bus, "Please leave a lot of comments!" I loved how Ma-eum got the team looking at the webtoon like a Magic Eye.

Ji-hyung said he didn't know what Team Leader Jang saw in Ma-eum, but at the party, she specifically told Artist Na she was looking forward to today's episode to get him to finish his work. I wondered if Joon-young were rich, but seeing as how he takes the subway and the lady of the house stares at him with heart eyes, could he be the son of the help? The original manga had no romance, but I can see Ji-hyung falling for Ma-eum when she grabbed his hands after the coin toss and Joon-young when she carried his standee up the stairs. Unless Joon-young's love line is with spoiled Artist Pomme.

The opening fight scene of the webtoon Gumiho Princess was totally the fight scene in the film The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion between Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-shik. Many thanks for the weecap, @solstices!

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Ooh, good catch about Joon-young! That does seem plausible, and it would explain his insecurity about his achievements and hard work never being enough.

I loved all the details you pointed out, too!

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I really enjoyed the first two episodes and I am ready for more! I am going through some tough things at work, so the happy pill is working for me! Glad that I have something to look forward to at the end of the week:)

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Hoping things at work turn around soon for you. Sometimes we just have tough jobs and sometimes there are people or circumstances that make it tougher than it needs to be. Hopefully you can control the basics like sleep and water intake. Take care.

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Thank you for your kind words! Things are definitely harder than they should be, my job has been made hard because of bad communication and people, but I have faith that it will okay soon. I hope you are doing well and taking care of yourself as well😊

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No worries. Hopefully, it won’t be long before you see positive changes in the problematic areas.
I am doing well in most areas, although some days I am better at it than others☺️ I just to see each day as a new opportunity to achieve those goals especially with my water intake.

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I really enjoyed the first weeks episodes. Was nice to have the bosses not be dicks for no reason and even the slacker sunbae at least has a reason for ducking out of work on time (though I’m not sure I sympathize with him dumping all his work on the new recruit). Our FL is super charming, and that’s probably a combo of the writing and Sejeong but definitely seems like a real good fit for her kind of energy.

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😻 omg, Pomme’s cat looks just like mine! Squeeeeee!

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Their opening, doing a pointless riff off the film "The Witch: Subversion part 1", took me out of the story and I never came back. After that arbitrary opening everything after just seemed so arbitrary, too. She's a judo athlete who quite after she injured somebody, a direct rip-off another recent drama. She gets a job in a webtoon company, just like another recent drama. She's hired by an older man despite having no skills on her resume, just like My Mister (Ji-an wrote 'running' on her resume). The older boss is actually one of the actors from that series. The series feels like K-drama Madlibs.

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Oh gosh, doesn’t sound like you will be able to watch this one now that process has been instigated. No worries there are plenty of new dramas coming this month and next so let’s hope you can find some that are a better fit for you.

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I was hooked on this drama from the opening scene. I love Ma Eum, she's positive in a resilient way, despite things not always going her way. If I had a boss like JH, I'd get no work done, so that's probably a good thing. I love how he is a good mentor though. Finally JY, he's disillusioned, he's worked so hard to get where he is too he needs some help to get his motivation back.
I'm all in for this one! Thanks for the weecap @solstices!

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Yay, I'm glad you're enjoying the drama too!😆 Ditto on having a boss like Ji-hyung, LOL. He's too charismatic, it's not our fault~

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Ayyy Hempmaster Lee! Its always a little wild adjusting to seeing actors, who you’ve seen in sageuk type clothing for a while, suddenly in modern casual wear. I almost did a double take when he showed up hahahaha.

I have to say I'm already quite attached to the show and I’m sure a good part of it is due to projection. I’m currently at a stage in life where I’m trying to figure out what my calling is post- tertiary studies and the ruthless corporate world, hustle culture, and rejections upon rejections has me feeling beaten up and adrift at sea somewhat. It’s really hard to remain upbeat, chipper and hold fast to concepts like passion and belief in yourself in these kinds of situations, so I can definitely empathise with both Maeum, and Joonyoung at times. Sometimes seeing that you're not alone in these feelings is chicken soup for the soul, and that's what the premiere episodes did for me.

Admittedly my standards aren’t exactly super high when it comes to men (then again maybe that’s because reality has set the bar rather low but that’s a TedTalk for another day) but I’m already crushing hard on Jihung. He’s cute, adorably dishevelled but still put together and he’s not a piece of trash as a manager (if anything, the opposite so far) 😍 I don’t quite know who the ML is supposed to be but I hope it is him. That said I’ve read that this isn’t supposed to be majorly focused on the romance and the source material doesn’t have romance in it at all but it’s been categorised as a romance on Viki and I hope we do get some of that even if it is in small doses.

Thank you for a wonderful weecap @solstices. I look forward to reading more!!

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I also started this drama because I like the 3 leads. So far, I like where it is going. I am not sure what the plot is yet, but it is marketed as a coming-of-age, slice-of-life drama, and not a romance. Which is promising, as I am indeed curious about what really happens behind the development and publication of a webtoon. Looks like the show will explore the lives of at least a few webtoon artists, editors, and the rests of the webtoon service dept.

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I'm liking this already. I just hope it doesn't spiral into the manic pixie dream girl trope.

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Wow!
I watched this with the thought of expecting some fluffy comedy. While Today's Webtoon wasn't what I was expecting thanks to Sejung in Business Proposal, I'm left feeling good about the premiere. There was no laugh out loud moments but there were soul lifting, defining moments - the ones I like.
This is definitely going to be another silent journey down the Webtoon world.

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This is such a good drama I suggest this to everyone . actually it's like a real life is shown from different perspective and their different approaches towards life. There are so many things Learn , know and apply in our life for example the female lead(Kim sejeong , she really portrayed the character so well ) is trying to smile more, there are no reason for her to smile or nothing good is happening in her life but she is trying to smile as if she believes that the reason for her to smile will find her if she smiles more that's really a very different approach towards our ..there are so many things like this in this drama and their acting as if they are not any actor but more like a real person of that characteristics... it's like comfort drama for me with laughter's.

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How many episode for Today's Webtoon?
As much as I Iooking forward on Sejeong's new project, I have to keep this one first. The worst could be is getting spoilers ahead 😬.
Chul-Soo oppa, glad you have so many project nowadays. I hope your new management agency taking care you as much love as Joong Ki.

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It’s the usual 16, I doubt there will be spoilers on the level of Yumi’s cells or Alchemy as it’s unlikely to be as buzzworthy. So you should be ok.

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Pleased with the premiere week~! Glad it's more slice-of-life than just comedy. They introduced and wrapped up Writer Baek's story a bit too neatly. I wonder if it should have been a later episode with more depth. On the other hand, the issue wasn't a major one and it was easily solved once it was discovered. And it clued in the viewer about how Neon Webtoon has slacked on the job. Seeing Writer Baek's former assistants coming back to help him warmed my heart too.

This is only my second time seeing Kim Se Jung, but I'm enamored. Her bright smile makes me want to smile too. Ma Eum's bubbly and positive outlook wasn't over the top,

I liked that Ma Eum and Joon Yeong already had a thoughtful conversation about words of encouragement and how they can affect people differently.

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