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Love in Contract: Episodes 5-6

As our professional wife officially begins to juggle her men, some sides of this equation fall into a crisis of feelings. It’s easier to take a step if they can identify the unknown emotions swirling around their insides, but what happens when they are absolutely clueless about what it is that they’re feeling?

 
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As always, we begin the week with more insight into our mysterious judge, and this time we learn about his previous marriage. His ex-wife (who happens to be his first love) made him out to be the party at fault in their divorce, and while he might indeed have had his own share of the fault, it’s obvious the split hurt him badly. I wonder if that’s why he’s so closed off now, or if that’s one of the reasons for the divorce.

Anyway, fault-finding among spouses is something Ji-ho sees regularly in his line of work, and Sang-eun was the first spouse to admit that her divorce was solely her fault. She caught his eye immediately, and after a little digging to be sure that she wasn’t a victim of marital crimes thanks to her recurring presence in his court, he discovered that she’s a professional wife. And that’s how their love story marriage arrangement began.

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But Ji-ho needs to walk me through the thought process that resulted in his bright idea of giving the money from a person who blames others (alimony from his ex) to a person who takes the blame for others (Sang-eun’s fees). Anyway, this eventually gets him into trouble with Sang-eun when he offers to pay her to extend their contract so she doesn’t have to accept Hae-jin as her client.

I would have been busy reciting the “he loves me, he loves me not” mantra while plucking the petals off a flower, but Sang-eun is much braver than I am, and she straight up asks Ji-ho if he doesn’t want her to accept Hae-jin because he likes her. Ji-ho denies it and tells her it’s a goodwill gesture as he thinks she’s not retiring because of money, and Sang-eun gets upset. Because why does she need to hear that from the guy she likes – even if she hasn’t realized she likes him yet.

Ji-ho can be so dense sometimes, because this has nothing to do with goodwill. He doesn’t want Sang-eun around Hae-jin as he clearly has feelings for her, and just because he can’t see it doesn’t mean the rest of us are blind. It’s in the little things like wanting to cook salmon because she likes it, or watching tons of CCTV footage to track Helmet Man. At some point, he even attacks Sang-eun after mistaking her for Helmet Man when she wore a helmet to his house to evade the paparazzi.

Ji-ho also gets adorably upset when one of his staff badmouths the “gold-digger lady” dating Hae-jin. But on the bright side, he has been interacting with his staff more often now – even if it’s to interrupt their gossip sessions and send them on errands to stop them from talking about his wife and her new man. Heh.

As for the new man, I found it very rude how Hae-jin practically ambushed Sang-eun into the engagement announcement. Would it have killed him to get her consent first before brandishing her on national TV as his fiancée? Pfft. He’s definitely not winning me over with his methods, even if Sang-eun eventually relents and enters into a contract relationship with him. The only thing flashy about their relationship is shots from paparazzi and fan cameras, and I just want to fast-forward their scenes together, so I can move on to Ji-ho.

Needless to say, I’m fully team Ji-ho right now, even though Sang-eun is still mad at him and refuses to show up on their last Friday together. By then, Ji-ho’s frustrations have reached an all-time high, and it culminates in a mini explosion. First, he blocks the paparazzi outside his apartment building with a “I’m Kang Hae-jin’s neighbor, and that woman you’re chasing is my wife!” And then he shows up outside Sang-eun’s house with a “Why didn’t you come on Friday? I’ve been waiting for you.” Swoon!!!

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I’m totally loving this new side of Ji-ho, who now has a valid reason to extend his marriage contract with Sang-eun: his boss has introduced him to a married couples club for legal professionals, and has also invited his staff to Ji-ho’s housewarming party. They even added Ji-ho to a group chat; also Sang-eun needs to take responsibility for charming the pants off his boss the other day. Thanks to his antisocial nature, his boss is the only person who supports him at work, and Ji-ho cannot afford to lose that support.

It’s hard for Sang-eun to turn Ji-ho down when he tells her that he needs her to coach his social skills, and she is delighted to hear that she is needed and it’s not about goodwill. Awww. Taking responsibility for Ji-ho means rearranging her schedule again, and Sang-eun calls for a board meeting with the stakeholders involved in her professional life.

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Ji-ho and Hae-jin come to a grudging understanding, and Ji-ho gets to keep his usual days of the week. In exchange, he agrees to host Jamie the cat on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (which are Sang-eun’s days with Hae-jin) — because Sang-eun’s allergies aside, Jamie is the biggest anti-fan of Hae-jin’s relationship, and made her dissatisfaction known by jumping and clawing at her human namesake. Oof! She is so territorial!

Ji-ho is clearly the winner in this arrangement because he already has a rapport with Jamie the cat, and he even renames her Amy. I swear, petty Ji-ho is doing this on purpose to upset Hae-jin, and it’s totally working lol. Ji-ho even gets to go on actual dates with Jamie the human — yes, shopping for household and couple items, and having a photoshoot with Sang-eun definitely counts as a date. Never mind that those are just props to create the illusion of a married couple’s home.

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Speaking of homes, I don’t like that Sang-eun brought Mi-ho home from the detention center. Why did she have to bring that fussy woman into the space she shares with Gwang-nam? The guy isn’t having a swell time living with Mi-ho, and it’s annoying how she looks down on him. Like he doesn’t already have enough on his plate after his sexuality was turned into gossip fodder by a scorned middle school girl with a crush on him at the studio where he works as a taekwondo instructor.

Gwang-nam’s colleagues initially defended him, but then withdrew when he came out to them, and I just want to hug him because he deserves better. Work colleagues can be a pain sometimes, and Ji-ho can testify to this considering his boss and colleagues show up at his housewarming party with their plus ones. Like their individual presence wasn’t enough already. Lol.

The guests are charmed by their lovely home — which Ji-ho doesn’t even recognize after Sang-eun has worked her magic in the space — and the evening runs smoothly until the drinks take over. They engage in fun activities to win a prize, and Sang-eun even volunteers Ji-ho (who is the only sober one among them) for one of the games, which his competitive self wins. But the prize goes to someone else, and Ji-ho argues against the unfairness of the process. It’s not about the prize money, he insists, it’s about acknowledging his wife as the true number 1. Jung Ji-ho, please!

Sang-eun dozes off at her appointment with Hae-jin the next day, but her hungover nap is rudely interrupted when she recalls the latter part of the previous day’s party. During a spin the bottle session, Sang-eun was egged on to kiss her husband, and boring Ji-ho immediately started on the legalities of a forced display of affection. But an undeterred Sang-eun had cut him short with a firm kiss to the lips, before telling him that he is her first love. Squee!!!

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Hae-jin really never stood a chance, did he? Poor guy is so happy his first love is napping beside him — an indication that their relationship is a snooze fest — meanwhile, her dreams are plagued with the images of her own first love. Hehe. Anyway, I hope Sang-eun doesn’t chalk up their kiss to a drunken mistake because from all indications, it has already turned Ji-ho’s world upside down. As if he wasn’t already having a hard time processing his feelings. Lol.

As we approach the halfway point, I already know this drama will give me the drama, so just bring it on. Serve me the denials, the jealousy, and the pining with a little less of the angst, and more of the fun, and you’ve got yourself a happy camper.

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At this point I could care less about Hae-jin. It was annoying to me how he dragged Sang-eun into this situation without her consent. I just don’t want to watch their scenes together. I’ll just think of him as the source of jealousy and to ignite the fire in Ji-ho to fight for his “wife”.

When you’re drunk your inhibitions are lowered and you speak more truth. The fact that Sang-eun kissed Ji-ho and said he was her first love made me tear up and cry from happiness. I really hope that that has a major impact on Ji-ho realizing his own feelings for her. Their scenes are the ones that make me swoon and want for more. The chemistry between Park Min-Young and Go Kyung-pyo is so much stronger to me, and I look forward to the development of their bond and relationship.

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Thank you, @unit, for the weecap! There's so many background info that I really want to know. Was Sang-eun an orphan, turned chaebol daughter by Yoo ahjumma? What happened at the party after Sang-eun screamed her head off? Was it supposed to be a meeting of the families? So who was Sang-eun supposed to marry in Hae-jin's family? I assume it's not him since he was wearing a HS uniform! Still loving the show and the confidence that Sang-eun is showing in how she manages her life. You go girl!

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It seems like she was selected from a group of young girls as young as 4-7 and groomed up as Ina Group's daughter.
And, she was to marry KangJin Group's eldest son. She already made a good impression on the family but decided to tank it all down in one fell swoop.

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Yeah, the creepy guy behind Yoo Mi Ho's current situation was the intended husband. Hae Jin's older brother. Which, I assume, is some of the fuel behind Hae Jin's decade-long obsession with Sang Eun/Jamie2. Gotta get what your brother couldn't have, kind of thing.

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Socially awkward, introverted Ji-ho ..... I could watch him all day. Who would've thought? Heh!

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I think it's also underneath that dorky persona; he has this burning passion. Phew. I bet he'll make the first move when it comes time for their kiss scene.

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Their kiss scene. Are you talking about the one to come. As if party kiss isn't zesty enough🤭🙈. Fan me some air please. You've wetted my appetite. Burning Passion... 🥵🤭.

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Yes. Both are good kissers lol. I’m expecting more to come… 🤭 Plus this is on Cable so…

Slow burn romance can be so satisfying if done well. I hope we aren’t disappointed is all I’m saying.

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So do I.

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I couldn't care at all for Hae-jin. He was really annoying with his antics but Ji-ho is doing a good job paying him back for his Lion antics with Amy. However, I need more to care for his story but not to ship him. I still find his struggles sorrowful. I wonder how a grooming into a life of comfort becomes suffocating and stifling for him. I understand that with Sang-eun's backstory, she might feel indebted to the point that it became suffocating but he was actually born into that life, he wasn't introduced to it years later in his life.

Ji-ho's moves this week had me swooning
'You didn't show up on Friday' especially. Even Gwang-nam was blown away 🤤. Blow me away Ji-ho. That kiss at the end of episode 6. Oh my Gawd! The atmosphere was lit!

Poor guy is so happy his first love is napping beside him — an indication that their relationship is a snooze fest — meanwhile, her dreams are plagued with the images of her own first love
You captured it perfectly @unit . If only Hae-jin knew that Sang-eun was in another dimension entirely while the paparazzi were taking shots and he was feeling whole.

The actor playing Gwang-nam has good comedic timing, and I must say that Jin Young has very good comedic timing as well.

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For some reason, I am not shipping Sang-eun with Ji-ho, nor with Hae-jin. People are complaining about Hae Jin's actions for starting the contract but I also am not onboard on how the contract with Jiho started. He is giving me some stalkery vibes. I just want her and Gwang-nam to just walk into the sunset together, forever besties.

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@unit thanks for the weecap. This is definitely a slow burner.

I want to know more about Jiho and whether he was someone else as a child/young adult or if he has always been socially awkward. He was literally wiping the smile off his face when he was charmed by his ‘wife’.

I do like Jiho as the main lead but I wonder whether Sangeun can be the wife he needs to be his true self. The two hike scenes, the cute red box excursion, the out of control party wife and the status competition on the stairs were all scenes I was expecting and wanted to see in a light hearted rom com.

I don’t like people going to someone’s house and bad mouthing them. I know we saw that Yoomi was opinionated in her attitude towards her idol’s love interest but it was so wrong that she was scheming to make someone show their ‘true colours’ when she spends her whole time at work putting on an act for Jiho so she of all people should understand why his wife wants to do the same for his work colleagues.

We saw Sangeun and Jiho are both very competitive but do it in very different ways. However, Jiho was right why was Yoomi given the winning prize? It was hard to tell but I think she was the only one who didn’t have a plus one as I thought she came with her colleague but my face blindness may be playing up again. So it felt to me as a pity vote.

Gwangnam 🥺 so sad to see the every day micro aggressions playing out. He could have left cleanly from his colleagues point of view as hard done by but he now has the experience of rejection from both colleagues and clients. I know this is probably nothing new to him but it clearly hurt and in a two way friendship he should have been able to talk about it but it didn’t look like he had spoken to Sangeun about his real reason for leaving initially or the last incident. He is always there for her and if they are real friends Sangeun should have spoken with him about wanting Miho to stay and how they would describe their status. I don’t get why Miho is at their house and if she hasn’t spent all the money Sangeun gave her and used it to buy a car etc she could sort out accommodation. Miho’s hold over that manager and why he always meets her with the woman who thinks Miho has served her purpose is something they are dragging out.

I have turned the corner with this drama so it’s not a begrudging watch any more but a watch of mild disappointment that it wasn’t what I thought it would be but acceptance that it is not as bad as it could have been.

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Jiho was right why was Yoomi given the winning prize...So it felt to me as a pity vote.

For a few good yet ridiculous reasons : 1. Ji-ho and Sang-eun were the host, 2. Sang-eun definitely outperformed herself there. If she was named winner, the others would be forced to grudgingly accept it but it would go against the reason why they had the party - to ease the friction between Ji-ho and his legal assistants, 3. Yoomi has been on the major receiving end of Ji-ho's social awkwardness (let me fawn a little bit 🤭🙈) so winning would definitely make her feel good about her boss.

The only miscalculation was that Ji-ho finally got into the very heart of the game with his competitive spirit and staunch defense of his 'wife'. Had he remained distant throughout the who thingy, everything would have worked smoothly. Not to add the fluttering feelings he has but hasn't acknowledged for his wife.

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> I do like Jiho as the main lead but I wonder whether Sangeun can be the wife he needs to be his true self.

I am all for the main couple but that is definitely the concern I have at the back of my mind. Sangeun likes Ji Ho when he doesn't talk, she even said it so, and every time he says more than two sentences in a row, she misunderstands. They have very little understanding of each other and I hope the show will start addressing it in some way.

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I love this show. Go Kyung Pyo is <3 and I find their chemistry lovely. Also, I may be in a total minority here, but I feel so, so sorry for Hae Jin. His family background is awful, he's lonely, his beloved cat disses him, and now he's getting his hopes up regarding his crush, but he doesn't stand a chance against Ji-ho. I basically wish for him to realize that he's bisex. and falls for Gwang-nam.
On another note - what's with the orange eyebrows? Is that a new celeb trend in Korea? Also, did anyone else notice Gwang-nam's joke about Sang-eun's face, that she looks as if all of here bones were crushed? Is it just me, or is that the writer being very meta about PMY-s newest probable surgery?

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Yes I noticed the scene where they both had the same eye make up.
I was thinking the same about Gwangnam’s love life initially but now I know him better he just needs a normal stable relationship and that would be way too much drama for both of them to be allowed to flourish.

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Yes kimchiturka, I wondered about the orange eyebrows, too! And I also feel sorry for Hae Jin, and his family situation. I love the scenes he's in (partially because Kim Jae-Young is so devastatingly handsome), like when he looks at Sang-Eun with those puppy eyes. Or at the end when he tries to use "manner hands" while she sleeps on his shoulder. I swooned over that last scene!

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it has been a years since i watched a kdrama! The last one i watched was The Fiery Priest (kim nam gil is too hot) after that i kinda stopped watching any kdrama at all! Then this drama caught my eyes attention! and yeah it was worthy getting my attention XD

i am wondering if Ji-Ho had experienced something traumatic in the past for him to to say he is feeling bothered when he is feeling this different kinds of emotions/feelings (example: jealousy, anger etc. + aside from reasons of being divorced from his 1st-crush/ex-wife & being an orphan as well like Sang-Eun)

i am kinda excited & will wait for the coming episodes once he understands, accepts & tells/confesses to Sang-Eun that he likes/loves her... until then i am here for the slow burn progress of Ji-Ho's feelings for Sang-Eun! + i am here also for all the pettiness Ji-Ho can do or say to Hae-Jin (calling Jamie the cat as Amy!!!!)

i would also like to see if the staff of the drama/writer will have a developing story/good ending for Gwang-Nam, because he is such a nice person & friend to have!

in the case of Sang-Eun: i do wish she will tell the real reasons to Ji-Ho or Hae-Jin why she did not retire from her work/business as a Single Life Helper.

truth be told i do not care for Hae-Jin at all, but as Laura said/typed in the comment section "I’ll just think of him as the source of jealousy and to ignite the fire in Ji-ho to fight for his “wife.""

dear wednesday & thursday please arrive faster!
because i cannot dang wait for me to be swooned away by Ji-Ho's actions once he realizes his feelings for Sang-Eun & many other different emotions!

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Welcome back I hope the drama doesn’t disappoint.

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I really hope Gwang-nam is more than a "gay best friend" stock character. So far, we've seen he's more than his confidant role, so I'm crossing my fingers he gets his own satisfactory narrative.

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"i would also like to see if the staff of the drama/writer will have a developing story/good ending for Gwang-Nam, because he is such a nice person & friend to have!"

I would love to see him get some more storyline too... and not just hijinks related to Mi Ho thinking he's Sang Eun's husband. Although that in itself is a great little side story - especially scenes like the one where he grabs one of her grapes (seriously, how uptight do you have to be to eat grapes with a tiny fork instead of your fingers?). I really felt a gut punch with him in the scene with the studio director, the guy who just thirty seconds ago was all brotherhood and support, and who now won't even look at his face... just messed up. And I loved the earlier scene where he bought the worst teenybopper-type car he could find for Sang Eun, because "it's in your budget."

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I'm loving this drama, thanks for the weecap @unit! JH and SE are both closed off individuals. SE puts up an outgoing facade but gives nothing away of her true self, JH is more obvious, but the result is the same. They both have some self awareness to achieve before the end result.
SE does not appear to be a good friend to GN, he's going through a lot in his life, as is SE, but he is there for her and she doesn't seem to be for him. I felt sorry for him throughout the episode. He does appear to be part of the audience though, and tells SE everything we can see, even if it is falling on deaf ears.
Loved the 'I was waiting for you' scene. Squeals all round here. Even better than the kiss jn some ways as it was JH voicing things for a change.
Hate all scenes with MH. She's so toxic, and not sure the drama needs her. I find her quite suffocating.
HJ is really there as a foil to JH. No fear of SLS in this case. I did feel sorry for him at the end though. It's a repeat of his cat relationship all over again...

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Gwang Nam was so cute listening in the background, all fluttery, as Ji Ho was saying “where were you, I waited etc”. He is a good bestie and SE doesn’t treat him right, I’m with you on that.

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One more thing, can anyone give me a rough translation of the song that played in the car when SE turned on the radio after their shopping expedition? It seemed to get them both hot under the collar for some reason unless I misinterpreted things...

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The song is 'Hawaiian Couple' from Humming Urban Stereo.

“My lover, you are so cute
cool so cool so cool
What should I do if my heart is beating fast? “

I also heard the word sexy repeated lol. So I guess the song is kinda about their flirtation/attraction towards each other?

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Brilliant! Thank you!

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I like the humor and character quirks in this drama. There's not really witty dialogue. Just realistic conversations.

JAMIE. AMY. Ji Ho's pettiness kills me. LOLLLLL!

The fight scene between Ji Ho and Sang Eun was fun. I love her lil smile when she was surprised by her neat landing. He was surprised too. XD

The motion light scene was funny, how each character had their own way of turning the light on. And Ji Ho being petty by not wanting to move up the steps to touch Hae Jin's floor. Pfft.

I wish the love triangle wasn't so one-sided. I sorta want to see Sang Eun feel some moments of attraction or curiosity about Hae Jin. On the other hand, I probably will like it more if they became friends. I liked the chess scene where they were casually talking and they had a connection with their chaebol family issues.

Gwang Nam and Sang Eun. <3 They are really comfortable around each other. She's the dominant one though. I know she's the main character so there's a bigger focus on her story. He listens to her and knows her so well. He knows she has fallen in love before she does. I hope that Gwang Nam confides in her soon about his own worries and about how he is doing.

Maybe it depends on the person he is talking to, but Ji Ho's conversation skills aren't too bad. He snarks at Hae Jin just fine. Watch out from tetanus from Jamie...heh. However, when it comes to talking about or expressing his feelings, he clams up or changes the subject.

Kim Jae Young with long hair. /swoon/ Even though the dang wig was the wrong color. Just squint from afar. And then a sword-fighting scene. /swoon x2/

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Watch out for* tetanus

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Kim Jaeyoung is so pretty to look at, and he definitely owns the superstar persona. I consider the sword-fighting scene fan service (long hair + eye liner + menacing glare + slick moves), coupled with the line "Did you miss me?" 😏

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Yuppp. Fan service. It was nice to see him dressed up in something different. XD

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"JAMIE. AMY. Ji Ho's pettiness kills me. LOLLLLL!"

I agree - I fell in love with Ji Ho again when he did this. And the look he gives Hae Jin just before that, when Hae Jin looks up and notices his blood/meat-covered gloved hands. Like, "What? You already think I'm a serial killer." Hilarious.

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I didn't plan to watch Love in Contract, but here I am. The charm is definitely from the fact the writer is just going with the ridiculousness of the set-up and interpreting rom-com tropes in her own way.
I was looking forward to Kim Jaeyoung's performance as Kang Haejin since it was his first rom-com, but instead I find myself warming to Go Gyungpyo's Jung Jiho. He's the type who needs to be led, but his sincerity and unspoken consideration wins me over. And maybe I'm being biased because I can relate to his personality as an introvert who doesn't like being forced into socializing .
Hae-jin hasn't won me over, but I got to admit he is surprisingly quiet the confidant. Thinking about it, he's more like a soul mate to Sang-eun: he sympathizes with her since he too grew up in an oppressive household, he is a perfectionist, is proud, takes great care of his image, and is sort of a ruthless businessman himself. He is more the "fitting" husband to Sang-eun when it comes to image and networking (I think they would make great partners-in-crime in a revenge/intrigue storyline) but I don't consider him a romantic partner as yet.

And by the way, is it just me, but it feels like in dramas which focus on introvert protagonists, the outgoing characters are portrayed as rude and inconsiderate to the latter? Like I get that Ji-ho is a curt character and a killjoy, but he hasn't acted like a sociopath to his team. Yes his comments sound double-edged and doesn't do small talk, but he hasn't kept them on their edge.

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*hm* Maybe it's also because in Korean office culture going for a drink with your colleagues after work, at least sometimes, is sort of mandatory? He wouldn't be participating in any of that and tagging along without drinking is also frowned upon, no?
I'm always astonished that (according to dramas, I mean) in Korea they at least seem to include everyone. In Japan, for the longest time, at least, this "drinking bro culture" was part of the glass ceiling for women. (Don't know, if that's still the case, tho. Haven't followed up on the literature and my female friends are now all either housewives or have found their positions, regardless...)

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Yeah, it's problematic for the drinking culture. I heard it had been a social issue for a while now. Compared to 5-6 yrs ago, it's gotten better. But it's def. an important issue that affects esp. women in the workplace. It's played off as a joke here, but in rl inviting your colleagues who you aren't close with to your house and ruminating with them is a big no-no. Typically, it's always at a bar/restaurant for work dinners.

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Do you mean a big no-no in Korea or elsewhere?
I have seen it in a lot of dramas, more in older ones but recent ones too, colleagues inviting themselves over to someone's house making up all types of excuses, we want to see your big/pretty house, we heard you have good wine, you have moved we want to bring housewarming gifts, you have married we want to eat your wife's food, anything.
I don't know how true to life it is, but it is sure quite common in dramas.

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Generally speaking, it's a big no-no elsewhere because there needs to be a separation between work and personal life. I feel in East Asia, drinking parties are mandatory but have slowly changed for the better. But I also think it has to do with the 'Keeping up with the Joneses' mentality of looking better and trying to impress, which is a big topic in Korea in particular.

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Gwang-nam was all of us when swooning over Jo Ho's "I waited for you".
Hae-jin is the jalousy catalyst but I really don't care about him. And the actor and PMY are so skinny that having both faces on screen is hurting.

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Honestly, I have heard many actors are super skinny in real life, given that the camera adds 10 lbs as well. Knowing Korea's impossible beauty standards probably doesn't help matters :/. I feel like it's more noticeable when there's a close-up shot. As I said before, I hope she's mentally and physically well, but it's sad to see the pressures actresses face.

Hae-jin's role in the show is to move our main couple together to realize their feelings. Some won't like that, and others might like it b/c they know a love triangle can become a huge distraction story-wise.

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I feel almost like I shouldn’t like this, but I do. The stairwell scene was hilarious. I also loved how Ji ho renamed the cat. My real name starts with Amy, so having Ko Gyung Pyo say that right into the camera was distracting. I can’t wait to hear his real reason for renaming the cat.

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"I can’t wait to hear his real reason for renaming the cat."

To annoy Hae Jin. That's the only reason, and it's wonderful. "Amy" will sound the same to the cat as "Jamie," so to the extent she is able to understand when she is being called, there will be no difference. The only effect is that it will enrage Hae Jin, and that's precisely why he did it.

Well, and it probably annoys Ji Ho that the cat was named after his love in the first place. Can't have that.

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Both of which reasons I just [i]loooooove[/i].

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Hahaha well, that went well 🤦🏼‍♀️

loooooooove

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I have low tolerance for awkward drunken comedy, so I would have preferred quick snippets of the dinner party to show us all the embarrassing ‘talents’ and set up the kiss rather than enduring the entire, dragged-out cringefest. But Ji-ho almost smiled!

I guess I'm in a minority in really liking Hae-jin and hoping for the best for him. I'm still having trouble warming up to Ji-ho and share @reply1988's scepticism about whether he and Sang-eun are truly suited to each other. Overall, she has more in common with Hae-jin so far - and damn, did he look good with the Mane of Glory!

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"I have low tolerance for awkward drunken comedy, so I would have preferred quick snippets of the dinner party to show us all the embarrassing ‘talents’ and set up the kiss rather than enduring the entire, dragged-out cringefest."

What, and miss the frog wrestling victory? No way! I was laughing so hard at that, that I almost fell off the sofa. Like, seriously? Genius comedy in the middle of a, yes, quite cringey series of scenes.

I can't take Hae Jin seriously, and totally agree with the assessment that they are in a "snoozefest" relationship. He's not mature enough for her to be a good match, he's simply pretty and offers very little else to the proceedings. He is kind of the definition of "boy-man" in that he whines and pouts when he doesn't get his way, he worries most about himself, and he bucks authority whenever possible and is proud of it.

Personally, I think Go Kyung Pyo is better looking, and his character in this is far more attractive, even with (or possibly because of) his quirks.

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I like haejin a lot and I wished the love triangle was at least real lol it looks like she wont feel anything for him and he will be your usual second lead, that's why I'm seriously thinking of dropping it - couldnt care less about jiho. I find him really creepy most of the time.

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I am enjoying this silly drama way more than I should. But here I am!! My guilty pleasure!

As most of you, I’m on Jiho’s team, but I have to confess that during the chess game scene I considered HaeJin could totally be end game, after all both him and Sangeun have the same background and have been raised more or less the same way: to serve and be useful to the chaebol family.

I do understand why Sangeun brought Miho home. She’s her mum. And she knows she’s been used and wronged. I know Miho feels cold hearted and as Sangeun said she loves to turn a weakness into an attack, but she never lied to her, probably the only person who was brutally honest to her. There is this loyalty, and maybe the thought that now Miho is in debt with her and not the other way round. I am waiting for them two to join forces and end SunJin ambition, even it fit hurts Hae Jin.

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Thanks very much for this take on MiHo. When she has a scene I just want to FF, that whole part of the story is so boring and inexplicable to me. Your comment helps me see it in a new light.

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I adore Go Kyung pyo as Ji- ho. I love his bewildered looks and his intensity.
What Hae- jin did was rude but I find it more upsetting because his selfishness pu her in very real danger. I mean she has been attacked once [email protected]

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The show was marketed as a standard rom-com with a love triangle. But the more this show went on, and darker and more serious it appeared. Oddly, I don't mind that tone. The comedic bits are small, but I thought they were handled well for this week's episodes.

What did get me was how tragic our FL/ML was; both are orphans, traumatized individuals who have been burned badly from love. That alone keeps me glued on and waiting for both of them to heal
together. Interestingly, when I first heard this, I thought Kang's story would be the popular one, but for now, he's just a bystander in the story. I do feel the love triangle will begin Ep 7-now, so I wonder how they will handle that in a way that doesn't lead to fan wars.

Also, Gwang-nam deserves better. Why didn't she even ask him before she let Mi-ho move in?? He's such a great friend to her, but I feel like the writer doesn't allow him to have a functional story of his own when he is rich in story. Why include scenes where he's being scrutinized by society if there's no happy ending for him?

Also, we haven't seen the 2nd FL enter the story yet. She would like def. stir the FL's emotions, and Lee Joo Bin (rumored) is playing her. I can't wait for her appearance and hope she will not portray it as evil. I want to know more about Ji-ho's background; why did he marry his first love and get a divorce? Was he always this socially bad? His family too? It's one of those characters that intrigue me, and I greatly appreciate the speech therapy scenes. Good to see K-dramas positively portray mental health and Ji-ho for trying to better himself.

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