Live Your Own Life: Episode 3 (Drama Highlights)
Editor’s Note: After a lot of Beanie interest in space to chat about KBS’s family weekender dramas, we are trying out a new thing: Drama Highlights. Each week we will post a thread for the new episodes, and mention a few plot points — be it high points, low points, or terribly mediocre points. Please join us in the comments! If interest remains high, we will continue through the drama’s 50-episode run.
The premiere week introduced us to the (many) — semi-normal, quirky, over-the-top, and scheming — characters in the story world, and their relationships to each other. Our heroine, Hyo-shim, and her love interest-to-be, Tae-ho, also crossed paths. And as @quirkycase put it, it looks like we’re getting an enemies-to-lovers trope with them.
Now that we’re done with the majority of character introductions, everyone is beginning to settle down in their respective roles. Tae-ho and Hyo-shim’s gym sessions start off on the wrong foot because he’s surprisingly sexist. But Hyo-shim is nothing if not professional and damn good at her job — a fact that Tae-oh’s older cousin, Tae-min, can attest to since she was his trainer before he went to prison. Tae-min even wants her back as his trainer — unfortunately, she’s stuck with the new VIP client (Tae-ho) at the gym. Unlike you’d expect between cousins whose parents were at odds with each other, there seems to be a mutual respect and brotherly love between Tae-ho and Tae-min. But now that Tae-min has returned to the company, his father has passed on the baton of the chaebol power struggle to him. The next leg of the power struggle relay: a potential arranged marriage to consolidate Tae-min’s position. It’s left to see how all of this will play out since Tae-min, from all indications, has a crush on Hyo-shim.
Potential love triangle between the cousins aside, Hyo-shim and her family unknowingly continue to be entangled with the Kang family. Her eldest brother, LEE HYO-SUNG (Nam Sung-jin), has been assigned to assist Tae-ho at work, and her younger brother, LEE HYO-DO (Kim Do-yeon), just ran into escapee halmeoni with his loan-purchased “banz.” By the way, halmeoni seems to be immune to the power of the white Truck of Doom. On her first encounter with one, she got a free ride. On her second encounter, she got hit by Hyo-do’s car instead. She’s not our average granny, that’s for sure.