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Why Her?: Episodes 13-14

As our story enters its penultimate week, our lawyer is blindsided by a shocking secret, while the rest of our heroes finally start gathering the hard evidence they need to tie our killers to their past crimes.

 
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Why Her?: Episodes 13-14

This week’s episodes have left me unable to articulate exactly how I’m feeling, so I’m going to remind everyone of the scene from Smart Prison Living (a.k.a. Prison Playbook) in which Je-hyuk (Park Hae-soo) draws a graph of his life. When he gets to the year he was sent to prison, his happiness line plummets.

Why Her? — much like Je-hyuk’s happiness line — has been steadily declining over the weeks, but after Episode 14, I’ve officially reached the point where Je-hyuk reaches the wall and just keeps stabbing at it to release his pent up frustration. If you’re all caught up on Why Her? then you can probably guess the scene that had me wanting to pick up an ottoman and hurl it out a window.

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But before that, in what has become a bit of a pattern for this drama, the first twenty minutes were excruciatingly slow, with lots of dramatic music, crying, and the unnecessary use of cell phones to create metaphorical distance between two people who are within shouting distance of one another. It all eventually culminates with our leading couple’s reconciliation.

Soo-jae isn’t immediately swayed after overhearing Chan’s bold assertion that her faith in his innocence was more important to him than her upholding her oath as a lawyer. Chan even insists that their bad deeds somehow cancel each other out, but Soo-jae disagrees. Her failing him as his lawyer is far worse than him hiding his real identity from her.

Why Her?: Episodes 13-14

But then Chan discovers that she has built her own conspiracy white board, and once he knows that she’s trying to find his step-sister’s real killer, Soo-jae can’t not let him be a part of the investigation. So, I wouldn’t say they are back together as a couple, but they’re at least talking and collaborating on the case again, which is probably the most tolerable version of their relationship.

Now that Soo-jae is talking to him again, Chan’s next move is to ask Jin-ki to fabricate an opportunity for him to meet Tae-kook, and this is when we learn that Jin-ki — despite being woefully passive for the last ten years — actually has a flair for the dramatic (and maybe even a fondness for Hamlet). Before he steps down as director and is sworn in as the next Minister of Justice, Jin-ki has the Group 8 students participate in a mock trial, and the details of the case are intentionally similar to the events from ten years ago.

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But instead of rehashing the old murder trial, the students are tasked with enacting what would happen if the plaintiff (a.k.a. Chan) were to try and sue the former prosecution (a.k.a. Joon-myung) for his wrongful imprisonment.

Tae-kook is invited to participate as the acting judge for the mock trial, and it should come as no surprise that he rules in favor of the defendant, stating that the prosecution — at the time of the original trial — was under no obligation to identify the owner of the unknown fingerprint found on the weapon when the plaintiff’s (coerced) confession and fingerprints on the murder weapon were sufficient enough evidence to move forward with the trial.

All this pomp and circumstance just so Chan can get close enough to talk to Tae-kook, and even then Chan still had to chase after Tae-kook’s car in order to have a private conversation. And what does he do? Throw down the proverbial gauntlet. I just love it when heroes warn the bad guys that they’re coming for them. Who needs the element of surprise?

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From this point on, the plot moves forward at a fairly decent clip. The rest of Group 8 (minus Yoon-sang, of course) are looped in on the latest developments, and when news breaks that Na-jung’s body has been found, the law students begin fueling the online speculation and rumors. They want people talking about Chan and Na-jung’s murder because, as long as Chan is in the public eye, he’s (theoretically) safe from Tae-kook’s deadly machinations.

A funeral is held for Na-jung, and Chan and Soon-ok find closure. Soon-ok apologizes to Chan, explaining that she hated him so passionately because it gave her the strength to keep moving, and once she found out he wasn’t her daughter’s killer, her anger towards him changed and became a manifestation of her own self-loathing and guilt for not believing him. Now that Na-jung has been put to rest, Soon-ok releases Chan from the burden of secretly caring for her, and she officially calls an end to their tenuous relationship.

Why Her?: Episodes 13-14

Meanwhile, Soo-jae, who did not approve of Jin-ki and Se-pil’s passive approach to revenge, goes on the offensive and leaks bits of information from the blackmail flash drive to the press. When she meets with Tae-kook next, his phone is blowing up with calls from Sung-beom and In-soo, who are caught up in newsworthy scandals. Tae-kook ignores them, though, because Soo-jae commands his undivided attention.

It is at this point that we learn that Tae-kook was completely in the dark about the kidnapping and rape of Eun-seo. The Second Generation Terrible Trio only called on him after they had kidnapped Na-jung, and they failed to disclose their crimes from earlier that evening.

As Soo-jae weaves together the full story of what really happened ten years ago, we see that Tae-kook is affected by this information. How can he be assured that he perfectly covered up his son’s involvement with Na-jung’s murder and Eun-seo’s rape if he wasn’t aware of all the variables?

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Feeling backed into a corner, Tae-kook whips out his trump card: Jae-yi is Soo-jae’s daughter. It’s not much of a surprise for those of us who have been expecting this plot twist, but the news shocks Soo-jae. She slips into a haze, barely able to hear Tae-kook encouraging her to marry Joo-wan (gag). Soo-jae wasn’t good enough to be his daughter-in-law eight years ago, but now — after she’s become extremely successful and is sitting on a mountain of blackmail information — is the perfect time for her to join his family and become her own daughter’s step-mother.

She’s still in a daze when she leaves his office, but she’s not so out of it that she doesn’t stop to give Joo-wan a satisfyingly public slap across the face when she sees him in the hallway. The slap is only the beginning, though, because when Yoon-sang overhears Joo-wan telling Hwa-ja that Soo-jae is Jae-yi’s real mother, he gives his older brother a solid punch to the face, too.

Can I be next in line to punch Joo-wan? He’s such an awful person, but unlike Tae-kook — a villain embodying a level of charisma and intelligence that I can begrudgingly respect — Joo-wan is just a coward who uses filial piety as an excuse to be a terrible person and cower to his father’s bidding. He’s the weaker of Tae-kook’s sons, but his loyalty and rank as the oldest son have made him Tae-kook’s favorite — even though it’s abundantly clear that Yoon-sang is more competent and the better successor.

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Tae-kook can no longer avoid Sung-beom and In-soo, and when he finally agrees to meet with them, they whine, complain, and blame their latest scandals on his inability to cover them up. Tae-kook calmly drinks and bides his time until Joo-wan arrives with Dang-oh and Shi-hyuk.

Tae-kook confronts the younger trio about Eun-seo’s rape while their confused fathers watch the exchange. Dang-oh and Shi-hyuk confess to drugging and raping a woman, but neither of them know Eun-seo’s identity because — ugh — there was no need for them to know her name. Joo-wan, however, calmly denies any involvement or knowledge of the incident, and his dissent riles up Dang-oh and Shi-hyuk, who think Joo-wan is trying to avoid blame and pin the crime on them.

After Sung-beom and In-soo finish beating their disgusting offspring, Tae-kook points to Joo-wan as a model son. He tells the other fools to be like Joo-wan and deny any knowledge of a crime if they’re ever questioned. The little performance also served to humble Sung-beom and In-soo, who are properly contrite after being reminded that Tae-kook can either save them or take away everything he helped them build.

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Little do they know, Soo-jae is already chipping away at their empires, but first she needs to confirm that Jae-yi is her daughter. She’s understandably suspicious of anything that comes out of Tae-kook’s mouth, but Hwa-ja claims she had already figured out Soo-jae was Jae-yi’s mother just by watching the two of them together. She lets Soo-jae have a private moment with Jae-yi on the beach, and Soo-jae exhibits an appropriate amount of awkwardness and hopefulness as she spends time with her daughter.

When the DNA test comes back as a positive match, Soo-jae drafts up a contract to give to Tae-kook. Not only does Soo-jae refuse to marry Joo-wan, but she also requests full custody of Jae-yi and stipulates that Tae-kook must withdraw his managing rights of TK Law Firm and appoint her as the CEO in order to maintain her silence regarding Jae-yi’s true maternity.

Tae-kook argues that she’s asking for too much, but this is where Soo-jae reveals her own trump card: she has a paternity test proving Tae-kook was the father of So-young’s baby, which is a solid motive for her murder. She gives him two hours to sign the paperwork.

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As Soo-jae makes her dramatic exit, we see the secretaries outside Tae-kook’s office scrambling to answer the phones, which are blowing up with people asking about the latest scandals to hit Sung-beom and In-soo — all is going according to plan. While the bad guys work to do damage control, their attention and resources will be diverted from Na-jung and Eun-seo’s case, and Group 8 has been hard at work interviewing old witnesses and collecting their prime suspects’ fingerprints to compare to the unidentified fingerprint on the murder weapon.

That night, Soo-jae agrees to have dinner with Chan, but when she pulls up outside his place, Joo-wan calls. Jae-yi has gone missing. Chan, who saw Soo-jae drive off abruptly to go help search for Jae-yi, worriedly hops in a taxi and follows her, but his driver is cut off and he loses Soo-jae in traffic.

While Joo-wan works with the security guard to comb through the CCTV footage, Hwa-ja and Soo-joo split up to search for Jae-yi on foot. Soo-jae decides to start with Jae-yi’s school, and on her way there, she finally answers Chan’s frantic phone calls and tells him where she’s headed.

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Sure enough, Soo-jae locates Jae-yi at her school, where she’s picking flowers for her mom. Earlier that day, Hwa-ja told Jae-yi that she would be going to the United States without Jae-yi, but Jae-yi — who loves her mom more than her father (and who wouldn’t?) — ran away because she thought her mom didn’t love her. She thought if she picked flowers her mother would take her to the United States. Oh, my heart!

After talking to Jae-yi, Soo-jae calls Hwa-ja to let her know she found Jae-yi. She also tells her to put off her trip to the United States, and it’s clear that Soo-jae is reconsidering her custody arrangement for the sake of Jae-yi’s happiness. Thank goodness, because I really thought this drama was going to gloss over the whole taking-a-little-girl-from-the-only-mother-she’s-ever-known thing. Whew! Crisis avoided. Or so I thought.

Just when I wanted to give this drama credit for doing something right, it turns right around and pisses me off.

Dear Beanies, sweet little Jae-yi spots her parents across the street. And she’s so eager to reunite with them that she rushes into traffic, despite her established fear of crossing the road.

And Jae-yi is hit by a bus. This drama just Truck-of-Doomed a little girl.

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And for what reason? So we could once again see Seo Hyun-jin’s superb acting range as she cries hysterically over her dead daughter’s body? So we can watch Chan show up just in time to witness the gory aftermath and then be an awkward penguin with no understanding of why Soo-jae is more distraught than the dead little girl’s (presumed) mother?

Much like the suicide from Episode 1 that got replayed over and over, this feels like another stunt intended to shock the audience leading up to the finale week. I absolutely loathe everything about this writing decision, and I don’t have faith that this gratuitous death will have any significant impact on the story or Soo-jae’s character development in the final two episodes. But on the bright side, there’s only two episodes left. So, yay?

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After epi 14 i literally have just one question. WHY HER ?????
how come one character can get all the pain n suffering n trauma of all lifetimes in one... like whoa... am so mad....

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@daebakgrits thank you for starting with that link to such a classic scene that someone had as a gif on here the other day, it had me laughing so hard. It was the reframe needed to even begin to reflect on this week’s episodes. This must have been the hardest week to write anything coherent about this drama as it was so shocking. You definitely need to be leap frogged to the higher echelons of beanie levels for hanging in there to the literally bitter end😒

I was so desperately waiting for this recap refreshing the page all day yesterday that I think that helped me climb to the next Beanie level as I was using up the pent up rage by serious distraction commenting on multiple pages. I also became Queen of deep breathing to calm the annoyance this week’s episodes evoked.

I wrote an essay about episode 13 and then watched 14 and I was literally left with no words. The show seems to think it needs shock and awe every few episodes so we had a body falling from the roof (they milked that one for so many weeks as they were clearly so proud of how well it came out), an exploding car and not one but three vehicle collisions to impact three different characters.

I know it would have been complicated to work out the best living arrangements for the little girl but it really was an all time low to choose this technique to close that story loop. However, shocking as that was, the most shocking scene for me was to see someone who emotionally had not known the child until recently getting centre stage in the mourning process while the parents who raised the child were left waiting in a corridor…this would only make sense in a low quality drama…

Roll on next week to see how they are going to wrap up this awful mess. Someone likened this to show to Kill Bill and I am sure with their love of shock and awe they will use the iconic scene from another Tarantino film Reservoir dogs where they are all pointing guns at each other to get out of coming up with an ending that will leave anyone standing.

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I have just thought this show has no shame so it would not surprise me if they predicted a potential decline in viewers so decided to drop this in at this stage to get buzzworthy ratings for the conclusion. It was a risky manoeuvre as they could lose this who hung on in there despite everything but they gambled gaining those who want to see how bad things really are. There are very few people who can drive by a car crash without looking to see how bad it is.
Even I, who abandoned Woori the virgin after a couple of episodes watched the final episode to see if she married who I thought she would.

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@reply1988 I literally stared at a blank document for about three hours while I tried to start this weecap because the only things coming to mind were curse words and frustrated guttural sounds that were impossible to transcribe. Haha.

As for the scene in question, when it became apparent that Jae-yi was about to cross the street, I honestly assumed -- and hoped -- Chan would somehow swoop in and save her. If they wanted to kill someone off and still deliver the shock factor, it should have been him. It's entirely within his characterization for him to be the gung-ho hero, and since he's a main character and our leading lady's love interest, it still would have been surprising but without the needlessness of killing a child. Plus, you know, the romance plot sucks, so he he'd probably have better chemistry with Soo-jae as a ghost.

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🤣 you did a fantastic job reigning in the swear words and adding in the humour and coherency that is missing from this drama. I for one think we need to celebrate as a group for enduring this horrendous experience. Tteokbokkii and somaek as we need the spice for the stress although I don’t eat meat a Korean BBQ would be the other option.

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Don't forget the soju. I'm going to need to hit the hard stuff. lol

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Truck-of-dooming a literal child. I have no words. This drama is irredeemable.

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Thanks for sticking to the recaps, @daebakgrits. Your strength in sitting through these episodes and having the right frame to mind to even write recaps, all while properly expressing your rage for this abomination, is boundless. As @reply1988 writes, you should be leap-frogged to the top of the beanie levels.

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@ladynightshade Just knowing I'm not alone in my frustration is enough to keep me going. 😂

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I can’t imagine how many people are involved in the process of signing off a storyline but what were they taking when they all said yes let’s go with the literal interpretation of the King Solomon dilemma so we can see who is most bothered by the outcome.

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“…so we can see who is most bothered by the outcome.” See, that’s another thing I find infuriating about this fiasco. Why isn’t Hwa-ja just as hysterically upset, if not more so, than Soo-jae at this tragedy? She’s the woman who raised Jae-yi as her daughter, she’s the true mother figure in her life, biological parenthood be damned. Between this and the entire Chan storyline, I don’t think the writer considers parenthood outside the biological aspect (adoptive, step-parenting, etc.) to be “real parenthood”. And isn’t that absolutely the worst? Everyday I learn something new - and that is to hate this drama in new and inventive ways.

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They tried to give us a set up to her distress about learning there was a baby out there and then having to raise her to prep us for this event.

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It is actually ironic how Chan still kept looking out for his step-mom after that incident, but Jae Yi's death was shown to evoke gut wrenching emotions only from Soo Jae. In short, the writer is saying that side characters do not matter as long as the leads can deliver.

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In a field crowded with nominees, this show definitely wins the award for most unnecessary Truck of Doom ever. It was so stupid I was lost for words.

Why did the child have to die? So Soo-jae could be free of any potential trickery using her child? Or to give Soo-jae more motive for revenge? I think she had plenty already - you know with the makjang baby-switch 🙄.

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In a field crowded with nominees, this show definitely wins the award for most unnecessary Truck of Doom ever
I second this x10. Completely unnecessary.

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The initial truck of doom had Han Il Goo run over Chan that I would not be surprised if Tae Kook had planned to kill off his own grandkid though I do not see what he achieves from this except for Soo Jae's suffering and buying time to plot a counter plan to foil Soo Jae's threat.

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I don't think this is Tae-kook. I'm suspecting Assemblyman Lee more and Chairman Han less. They must have done this to spite Tae-kook for reminding them of the leash he has on them; or the two of the trio kids - to intimidate Joowan thereby sending a message to Tae-kook.

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I don’t think it was anyone I think it’s a genuine accident. I initially thought she went missing because someone had kidnapped her to stop Soojae or step mum taking her.

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It all happened very quickly, but it appears she was hit by a public bus. I believe it's supposed to be a genuine accident.

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I checked. It's a public bus. But an empty public bus. But then, it could also be a painful, heartbreaking coincidence.

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It makes sense that it was an accident as the girl went missing so unless she was lured away from her carers to go to the school and they knew Soojae would be called and would decide to go to the school to look for her doesn’t make sense. It could just as easily been her mum that went to the school to check if she was there.

No one would have known what was going on so to conveniently have a bus waiting on the off chance they would be crossing the road together at a set point and time doesn’t make sense.

The plan may have been to lure Soojae to the rendezvous point so they could kill Soojae and make it look like an accident but the girl ended up being collateral damage. I don’t think that is believable. But then again does it need to make sense considering the other things that have taken place or not.

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The plan may have been to lure Soojae to the rendezvous point so they could kill Soojae and make it look like an accident but the girl ended up being collateral damage. I don’t think that is believable.

This changes everything about the accident entirely. Wow! Damn! An unfortunate yet fortunate close shave.

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He looked pretty sad too. And his son could change his story about the past if learned that his own father killed his daughter...

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To redeem Joowan at this point serves what to the show? Make he and Soojae temporary allies. I laugh😂. Soojae has all she needs already. Unless they're gonna give him one deux ex machina information that will finally 🙄 nail trio daddy and sons corporation.
Even if his father did orchestrate this ToD which I highly doubt and will be extremely shocked if he did, Joowan can't shake the waters to the point of being a threat. That's something Yoon-sang can do...except Jaeyi isn't Yoon-sang's child.

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Do the writers think the viewers are so stupid that they might think the revelation about Soo-jae's baby is a big surprise? That Soo-jae might not even have a suspicion doesn't surprise me anymore. Yet she should know her counterparts long enough and consider all possibilities. In any case, all I could do was yawn wearily (as I have been doing all the last episodes, actually).

Just when I thought that at the end Chan, Soo-jae and her daughter would ride off into the sunset together as a happy family, the little girl had to die. I resent the writers for that now. Was the desperation so great that they had to add a few more twists and turns because they were so lost that they had to resort to such desperate measures?

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I had them living in a fishing village running a popular fish restaurant with the boys as a makeshift family watching the sunset on the sea every night.

Seriously, it’s like they got confused by the multiple layers and realised they added one too many. So, rather than have a child grow up with an attachment disorder after being separated from her mum and being forced to live with the woman who sent her dad and grandad to jail, they clearly thought this was the better option.

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Nah! The drama doesn't care for the kid because had she lived, Chan would be third wheeling Soo Jae and Jae Yi on their outings to playgrounds and beaches. Chan looking bewildered in the hospital had me in laughing😂😂😂

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Truck of Doom to a girl in front of a woman who just found out she's her daughter! Damn! How low will this baddies go.
For the very first time, I feel complete and utter disgust for the trio fathers and sons, which only got more worse with the TOD, and a smh for Ji Seunghyun for picking up the role of Joowan.

Soojae could defeat the baddies without any casualty motivating her so why the hell did Why Her? pull this one again?
So ,Why? To take away her will to fight? Clip her wings like they did with Park So-young? Incapacitate her? I don't know.
At this point I know that whatever the show has cooking up next week, great things are going down and crumbling, but with a completely unnecessary casualty.

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While everyone is so focused on the death of the little girl, I am here thinking how much more can the writer make the formidable villians to act stupid.
1. Hiding the evidence inside a wall, instead of burning it and selling off that house.
2. Tae Kook who is an evil mastermind hatched a plan to bury a kidnapped girl, but did not stop to ask why she was kidnapped and is clueless about the whole incident.
3. Killing off the hostress bar girl, but leaving Han Ki Taek who is solid human evidence to sit and chat to any visitor in a jail.

Some other illogical scenes.
1. In ep 13, Joon Hee cried more than Soo Jae that it was very awkward to watch.
2. Soo Jae getting DNA results of herself and her daughter within few hours.
3. Seung Yeon saying she suspected and wanted to confirm Jae Yi's birth mom in previous episode, but acts surprised when she hears that Soo Jae has been informed of the secret.
4. Soo Jae's family is shown to be utterly despicable, but her mom is suddenly concerned about her.

I wonder if this writer got her script picked by the channel just based on the initial few pages and key terms like "Lawyer" and "Revenge"🙄🙄🙄

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This is exactly the kind of list this show evokes in your mind as you are watching it. You think ok this was your first draft outline so where were your advisors/assistants to help tighten things up for you before the final sign off. Then you remember the epic scene of the first live death and realise that they prioritised special effects and pyrotechnics in the budget and left the writer with minimal resources including time to reflect on plausibility and respect for the audience’s intellect.

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Do kdrama screenwriters HAVE advisors/assistants?

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Be melodramatic the writer/friend in that was an assistant and branched out on her own and took two of the assistants for support when needed.

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Agree about every single point. The stupidity of these last 2 episodes has reached such a level that I was not even terribly shocked by the truck of doom, it just confirmed that the drama is now unwatchable. I do not even want a bean any more. I am out.

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I notice that both Wikipedia and Asianwiki do not link to any article on the writer, which implies that he/she/it does not have much of a track record. Can we please keep it that way?

And this is an SBS show -- brought to us by the geniuses who reportedly turned down Extraordinary Attorney. *(^%$#&! Extraordinary Blunderers.

PS: by referring to the writer as "he/she/it" I am deliberately leaving open the possibility that the script is the product of one of those bots that have been plaguing us lately.

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I am sorry, but this writer wrote Lie After Lie which was a massive success for Channel A. Her old dramas were also well received. Check out MDL page.

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I looked it up on Asian wiki and the last two episodes don’t have any rating not sure if that means they couldn’t find the data or they were too low to get listed.

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This is from the Lie After Lie writer? Overall, I liked that drama, but I can see some similarities in how parenthood was handled. In that drama, the adoptive father was shown as a true parent because he was a lead, but the adoptive mother who raised the little girl left her behind and was shown not to care about her as much as the biological mother.

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🤣🤣🤣This is the comment of the day. Yes, I am calling it at 07:50! No one can match the wit of three classic laugh out loud moments in one comment even if I am still on here at 22:00 tonight. Well done 👏

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SBS turned down Extraordinary Attorney Woo for THIS??!? Good f*cking lord. Those executives have worms for brains.

I hate to say this but, in defence of those bots, they have much more coherent writing than any single episode of Why Her?. This sort of baffling stupidity can only be the product of human mediocrity. Statistically speaking, those bots would’ve still churned out at least one good plot point, something that Why Her? couldn’t.

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I think what I read was that EAW was originally supposed to air on SBS (there was some casting call from SBS for child actors for the show) but the show was delayed because PEB was not available and director wanted to wait for her. So SBS dropped the show at that point

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im just sad that Hwang In-youp agreed to do this and I dont even watch the show (thank god) i've just been keeping up with the weecaps

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Hopefully those in the business will know how much was down to poor acting, poor script and poorly written character. He needed a male lead role he has now had that exposure, it’s on the cv and it can surely only get better from now on. In these covid times things have been tough in terms of roles available and what was being made released so it may have been the best on offer at the time. Career strategy wise it was a rare opportunity to share screen time with these big names so even if he did it to learn from them it would have been worth it. They are also pros so for them to sign up to do this he would trust their judgement. I wonder if they were tied into the contract before they learnt about how bad it would get.

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okay very good point there. I guess i was blinded by my own feelings gosh!

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Geez, Seo Hyun Jin’s acting spectrum know no boundaries. And then her pair is veteran like Heo Jun Ho. The last scene on episode 13 is art on full display. Tension, arrogance, fear, mockery and revenge at one go. No doubt She and HJH are saving the drama form it crappy writing. I don’t see the necessary of making Jae Yi her daughter and then killing her. As if Soo Jae doesn’t enough reasons to bring him down. I mean, he already killed her child the moment he told her she was having stillbirth. I despise the writing really, but can’t help watching because Seo Hyun Jin is that amazing at her portrayal.

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"If you’re all caught up on Why Her? then you can probably guess the scene that had me wanting to pick up an ottoman and hurl it out a window."

Breaking News: Drama has caused Multiple Defenestrations.
(*All dramas that come with a Defenestrastion warning should be avoided at all costs.)

And Jae-yi is hit by a bus. This drama just Truck-of-Doomed a little girl.-
Ah. Plot Device-ing Significant Characters and then Fridging them.
One of my least favourite things you could ever do in writing. (unless it's for a Fish, then we'll let you off ;) )
A crime committed by my least favourite drama, as it would happen.
So having been there, I feel for you all soooooo much. Hwaiting~

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That is a glorious rant @daebakgrits - well played! (And agree - I'm in for the bean alone.)

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It looks like everyone can't wait for this drama to end.
I have been running away from the weecaps since I have not been able to catch up after an unplanned drama break.
I'll likely just "hate watch" the last 8 episodes in one go whenever I have the time so that I don't have time to dwell on it and complain

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Good plan I hope that the overload does not magnify the torture and that you manage to get your bean. Even though we are all questioning the common sense of banking on the gain of one bean cancelling out the cost of 16 hours of feeling annoyed/disappointed.

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No it won't. We know what's coming so it less.
But on another note, I wish I didn't pause after ep10. I read the recaps and at the end of this one, I got really pissed for pausing, because I'll have to watch all of their mistakes in one go, and be pissed all at once instead of chopping the hearts of the executing team week by week for this great fabulous drama they managed to spoil so effortlessly.
God knows this isn't going into my re-watch list, ever.

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It’s true watching it all at one time is not going to be easy but it may be easier than having a break to calm down and then have to prepare yourself and then debrief again.

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🤣🤣🤣🤣It's less painful for me if I don't drag the annoyance but I can definitely relate because o also wanted to chop their hearts while until I paused

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I think it will be better if I get annoyed in one go rather that grinding my teeth every week😅

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I agree with the conclusion, why let the child die ? It means a happy ending (which I like) had become impossible. Soo Jae will never recover from this. It’s a stupid plot twist which completely ruins this drama for me.

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"And for what reason? So we could once again see Seo Hyun-jin’s superb acting range as she cries hysterically over her dead daughter’s body?"

LOOOOL, I HATE to tell you that I have decided to give up on Why Her on Episode 2, but this clip of Seo Hyunjin was going around twitter (along with a lot of goosebumps-inducing scenes from Seo Hyunjin) and there was a slight, VERY slight, interest to actually get back and watch Why Her. I mean I gave up on it because of the writing but they really did give Seo Hyunjin a whole lot of material that shows her damn good acting lol.

Ps. Is it just me or Seo Hyunjin's face is REALLY and noticeable slimmer... almost like how thin Kim Dongwook face was in You Are My Spring's noble idiot week.... I wonder if the drama really drained her hm...

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One of the comments said that she lost weight for the role because of course the next dress size up would have ruined the look of the designer clothes😒

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Settle for the meme’s and save yourself trust me your first instinct to walk away was the right one.

Those of us that hung in for the bean are deeply regretting it. Each week we thought we were over the worst of it but it really has out done itself in the ridiculous and unnecessary department wherever it could.

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So except the end of the 14th episode, I actually liked it. The story is way better and interesting when the students are like some extras than the main plot. I didn't miss Chan at all.

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