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Marry My Husband: Episodes 5-6

It’s time for our hero to get his turn at a makeover, bolstering his romantic pursuit and his resolve to improve this timeline. As our heroine plays matchmaker between her future husband and her best friend, the love square (or should I say love pentagon?) begins to take shape. They may deem her unlovable, but our heroine has her fair share of suitors, too.

 
EPISODES 5-6

Marry My Husband: Episodes 5-6

Rewinding to 2005, we’re taken back to our leads’ first meeting. One night, the chivalrous Ji-hyuk saves a very drunk Ji-won from a couple of lecherous men, which results in her chomping down on his shoulder, ha. She then proceeds to spill her life story to him, and it gives us further insight into our “best friends” — whenever Ji-won’s feeling down, Soo-min’s always uncontactable. Maybe that’s for the better though, Ji-won admits, because she’d feel even smaller next to Soo-min.

What I particularly like about this backstory is the way it sets up our leads’ connection in a way that’s both romantic and empathetic. Not only does Ji-hyuk learn why Ji-won maintains her friendship with someone like Soo-min — lonely and adrift after her father’s death, she’ll take any form of stability she can get — but he also opens up to her about his mother’s passing and his father’s remarriage. It’s a rare moment of vulnerability from the stoic Ji-hyuk, and it contextualizes the depth of his feelings for Ji-won.

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After they fall asleep on the lawn, Ji-hyuk wakes up alone, but he soon notices Ji-won around campus — as fate would have it, she’s his college sunbae. Ji-won regularly feeds an adorable stray kitten, which Ji-hyuk eventually comes to care for (and adopt!) as well, all while pining for Ji-won from afar.

In his second chance at life, however, Ji-hyuk’s all about taking initiative. That includes Ji-won’s suggestion of a style change, which means we finally get Ji-hyuk in a sharply-tailored three-piece suit. His spiffy new look results in astonished stares, spilled coffee, and swooning subordinates — as well as a very irritated Min-hwan.

Min-hwan’s middle name might just be “projection,” since he immediately corners Ji-won and declares that all men cheat — Ji-hyuk must have the hots for her, supposed girlfriend notwithstanding. Of course, Ji-won isn’t the least bit convinced, since she already knows Min-hwan’s true colors.

Unfortunately, these seeds of suspicion open the door for Soo-min to further sow discord. When she “accidentally” reveals to Min-hwan that Ji-won’s mother left due to an affair, insinuating that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Min-hwan deliberately frightens Ji-won by tailing her on the way home.

It’s downright terrifying, and when Ji-won rightly calls him out for scaring her, Min-hwan belittles her and gloats at her fear. Ugh, could he get any worse? Min-hwan takes her anxious distress as “proof” of her infidelity, and the confrontation escalates to an aggressive wrist-grab that Ji-won can’t break free from. The way he weaponizes her fear — an entirely rational one for a woman walking alone at night — is so sickening, and unfortunately so true to life.

Marry My Husband: Episodes 5-6

Thankfully, Min-hwan is wrenched away and judo-flipped onto the ground by Ji-hyuk, who’d made a worried U-turn after none of his calls to Ji-won went through. Witnessing Min-hwan’s violence firsthand drives Ji-hyuk into a rage at the thought of Ji-won’s death, and his collar grab nearly turns into strangulation until Ji-won stops him. Min-hwan scurries off like the coward that he is, leaving Ji-won to misunderstand Ji-hyuk’s intentions.

Having found out about Ji-hyuk’s intervention regarding the high school reunion, Ji-won believes he intends to cheat on Hee-yeon with her. To my relief, Ji-hyuk isn’t a fan of miscommunication, and he immediately clears up the misunderstanding. Indeed, he does like Ji-won — such refreshing honesty! — but Hee-yeon is his half-sister, and a hilarious phone call proves it. (“I love you.” “Did you get diagnosed with terminal cancer?” “Are you being struck off the family registry?”)

Afterwards, Ji-hyuk walks Ji-won home, only to abruptly pass out on her shoulder. For a moment, I’m panicking right alongside Ji-won — it isn’t actually a cancer diagnosis, right? — but the hospital’s verdict turns out to be sleep deprivation, inconsistent meals, and overwork. Yep, sounds like Ji-hyuk. He’s placed Ji-won so firmly in the center of his world that he’s neglected to take care of himself, and I hope this is the wake-up call he needs to prioritize himself too.

Ji-hyuk is discharged, and he hails a cab home for Ji-won, reassuring her that despite his feelings, he won’t do anything that crosses a line or makes her uncomfortable. If she says no, he’ll respect it. (And that is why he’s leading man material!)

I think the scene of them heading home in two separate taxis might possibly be my favorite scene of the week, because it reflects how Ji-hyuk honors Ji-won’s boundaries while thoughtfully caring for her. He doesn’t just make empty claims of being a good person — he actually demonstrates it, consistently and authentically.

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Meanwhile, Ji-won’s dealt a harsh blow when the nasty TEAM MANAGER KIM (Kim Joong-hee) forcibly removes her name from her meal kit proposal, in order to elevate himself. Ji-hyuk catches on, but instead of unilaterally resolving the situation with his authority, he invites Ji-won out for some judo practice. Through judo techniques, Ji-hyuk teaches Ji-won to face her battles head-on and use her opponents’ momentum against them, and his advice gives her a fresh perspective and renewed spirit.

Using her knowledge of the future to her advantage, Ji-won leverages on the viral videos of an arrogant executive’s power trip scandal to publicly expose Manager Kim’s proposal theft. The executive is dismissed, Manager Kim is disciplined, and a very elated Ji-won jams out to celebratory music on the rooftop.

That’s where Ji-hyuk finds her, prompting an excited conversation about their favorite BTS tunes until they come to a startling realization. Both Ji-won and Ji-hyuk have mentioned songs that haven’t yet been released in their current timeline — they’re both from the future!

Yay, the secret is out, and much sooner than I expected! I’m really enjoying how perceptive and quick-witted Ji-won is; not only is she adapting quickly and learning to recognize manipulative behavior, but she also picked up on Ji-hyuk’s romantic interest faster than most heroines would. She’s a lot more competent than she’s been led to believe, and now that she’s finally believing in herself, those qualities are shining through.

What I like most about Ji-hyuk is how he affords Ji-won the agency to resolve her problems with her own capabilities, thereby empowering her while also demonstrating his trust in her aptitude. He isn’t swooping in to be Ji-won’s valiant knight in shining armor, unless absolutely necessary. Instead, he’s content to provide support from the wings while she rediscovers and rebuilds herself. It’s a delicate balance between proactively protecting her and letting her be the main character of her own story, and so far I think Ji-hyuk is nailing it.

Marry My Husband: Episodes 5-6

This week, we also witness the beginnings of the affair between Min-hwan and Soo-min, what with her wily seduction and his lack of self-control. As of now, she’s still keeping him on tenterhooks, but given their lack of scruples (and Ji-won’s matchmaking efforts) I doubt it’ll be long before they both give in to their base desires. On a meta level, it’s so funny to be rooting for an affair rather than against it, all because you actually want these characters to be immoral and spell their own doom.

This show continues to be a delight with its brisk pacing and trope subversion, swiftly nipping conflicts in the bud before they overstay their welcome. At the same time, it doesn’t rush through its story. Its scenes feel thought-out and deliberate, especially the juxtaposition of Min-hwan and Soo-min with Ji-hyuk and Ji-won — the shared cab ride of temptation versus the separate taxis of tactful consideration, for example, or the fake I-couldn’t-sleep-because-of-you versus the genuine all-night butterflies.

To an extent, this is also true for Eun-ho; while his attempts to woo Ji-won are endearingly earnest, he isn’t exactly the right fit for her. Although he pulled out all the stops for a fancy wine date, it’s that wine taken on an empty stomach that caused Ji-won’s tummy ache. It’s ironic, given that Eun-ho’s a chef, and it’s also a contrast to how Ji-hyuk bought simple comfort food for Ji-won on her first day of time travel. It’s these little details that give the drama its depth, and that’s why it continues to surpass my expectations. (Also, I’m totally rooting for chef Eun-ho and foodie Hee-yeon to get together. Make it happen, Show!)

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What a great recap, @solstices! The awful supervisor Kim Kyung-Wook creeps me out so much that I ff a little through his scenes. I was so delighted to see the way Ji-Won managed to "flip" him. And now we have a partial answer to the cat mystery! Or all the cats in this drama gingers?

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I tell you what, tho, that adult cat is noisy. My cat's a grey-and-white tuxedo-type shorthair...quiet as the grave (unless I'm making seltzer--not joking--then he chirps up a storm).

Are orange cats talkative, or is this a plot point too??

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I hope I'm not being creepy by swooping in with the cat commentary yet again (lol) but that poor cat was stressed and feeling lost, calling for its human or friends probably. They start singing the song of their people when you put them in a completely strange house.

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No, not creepy at all...but I got the impression the meowing was actually a sound effect and not that actual cat! Like the production team is telling us something--but that said, I've never owned an orange cat (only shades of grey ;)).

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Just be patient--I've read the webtoon and the key to this mystery is the cat's pajamas.

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Oh I didn't consider that, you might be right. Maybe the cat is also traveling from the future.

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I was really offended that our hero didn’t talk to the cat and interact more 😾 This makes me a bit more wary of assuming just how nice a guy he is 😏 I’m watching you, buddy.

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I have four orange cats , 3 are orange/white, 1 all, orange. The all orange one chirps . Another o/w cat, if it sees another cat being petted , whines and comes over to butt in.

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So happy there are many cat lovers here. I too have cats, all 3 of them. My male looks exactly like the white Ragamuffin cat in the Wiki page. Cats are generally very quiet and some vocal only to those they have affection for. Most are only vocal if they are in distress.

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All my cats are or were (one cat has unfortunately passed away) very talkative. However, the two orange cats were Maine Coons, which always have a lot to say anyway. My tabby shorthair cat is also a chatterbox.

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Well Nefret, my cat Bastet would have liked you! She was talkative ❤️.

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The work that Lee Yi-kyung is doing keeping Min-hwan a doofusy clown, one who is at the exact same time utterly despicable, is so on point 👏👏. I can't wait to see that guy go down, as it's gonna not only be totally satisfying but also hi-la-ri-ous.

I do wish our Su-min were given a chance to display this sort of complexity--maybe not with humor, but maybe instead with actual smarts or an actual goal in life or something?? As it is, she's simply a sorry, sad leech with, as @solstices says, "her wily seduction" as her own weapon that is aimed, basically, at anything that will make her feel better. Gah. My kingdom for a villain's actual motivation!!!

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Like I've said, this show isn't for someone who wants complex, dynamic antagonists.

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I do think they’re both doing such a good job of being YUCK! Yeeecch, what terrible people!

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I could be terribly wrong about this but a) I do think Soo-min is smart (it takes brain power to constantly scheme to keep yourself at the center of this many people's consciousnesses so they do what you want without you having to directly tell them) and b) we will be given motivation for her behavior beyond the fact that she's a sociopath.

I'm totally guessing here (I have NOT read the webtoon--or any webtoon!--and don't wish to be spoiled at all) but I wonder if Su-min's dad had some type of relationship with Ji-won's mom and that's the origin of her hatred of Ji-won.

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ooooh, excellent theory! 👏🏽

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Sumin's motivation comes much later in the webtoon, and I'd say it's pretty intriguing. Curious on how the show will tell it though

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I love how fast faced the show is. We have time travel/rebirth (?) reveal and male leads feeling out in open in just episode 4.
I hope this is the last we saw of that awful manager Kim. Whenever he is on screen, I have strong urge to ff. I am not sure why hasn’t been any disciplinary action against till now. Why hasn’t Ji-hyuk sorted him out? Why he is not intervening for better, safe workplace environment? He does lose few points from me in this aspect. Apart from this issue I think Ji-Hyuk is almost perfect. He was totally playing house together with Ji-Won through cat.
In contrast to awful Mr. Kim, I love presence of our would-be cheating couple on the screen. I just love them being awful together with each other. They should be always be together so humanity could be saved. Just go and marry each other already, I am rooting for you guys.

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Putting upper management in their place is no easy feat, and for someone like manager Kim, he has backing of a top manager. It takes the intervention of top management but sometimes they are either in cahoots or not in know or turning a blind eye. Unless a reasonable cause that they can't turn a blind eye to happens, they don't usually interfere.

And for manager Kim's backer, he's in a company position/rank where he can't be punished easily, even by top management. You must have noticed that last week from the work dinner Ji-hyuk took Ji-won to.

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Loving the pace. So happy that the secret is already out in the open so early! Can’t wait for next week!

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Vice president said in conversation with Ji Hyuk that manager Kim is his distant relative (you can connect the dots).
Also Vice president didn't know that Ji Hyuk is not simple emloyee and considering VP behaviour he have some respect only to his superiors sigh

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At this point, if they continue to go back to the past, we will finish with them in their mother's womb...

I'm completely bored by the characters...

I would like to be interested in Ji-Won but I have issue to see her a real person and not as a character of the story. Her new style doesn't suit her type of office, she's standing out too much. Even Ji-Hyuks's sister who grew up as rich girl blends in better. And it doesn't suit her personality. I understand they wanted to give a new style to show her new stronger personality or her new confidence but they missed the target.

I think I will just watch this drama as entertainment.

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Have to agree on the style. I was genuinely disconcerted to see her off the shoulder outfit in an office, as well as the laboutins the week before. It all screams designer and therefore so out of character for Ji-Won and for any office worker outside the fashion industry.

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Of course I love seeing Ji-won flip shameless people like so many pancakes, but what I love even more is the way she is now able to analyse every instance of Min-hwan and Soo-min’s spitefulness. This malice is also exceptionally well-observed. A lot of it is mundane but repetitive, aimed at controlling how JW sees and is seen by the world: e.g. MH calling her “dumb”, “crazy” or even “possessed” whenever she departs even slightly from his expectations of her; or SM using banal compliments and proclamations of devotion to disguise her put-downs of her “other half”.

Tbh I’m dreading the angst that will probably arise from JW and Ji-hyuk discovering each other’s secret. (I’m pretty sure JW will realise that JH has also died in 2023.) While it’s good that the show is moving briskly along, I hope it won’t let the angst overshadow its sharper, funnier aspects.

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If fated events are unavoidable but transferrable, they're both going to need someone else to die in their places, aren't they? I don't think JH has realized yet that incidents or accidents can be shifted from one person to another. (This is not a request for info from or comparison to the source material; I'm just speculating.)

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The cat? 🤔😅

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Noooooo! TT

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Ditto! Nooooo

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I don't think this transference thing has been thought through very well. Which event is fated and which isn't? Is there a distinction between fated event and consequences of fated event, with the former being unavoidable and the latter, not? Cos that seems to be the basis of Project Marry My Husband: get someone else to marry Min-hwan and hence avoid being murdered by him. However, if both marriage and murder are fated, then wouldn't Ji-won be in effect setting Soo-min up to be murdered by MH?

And don't get me started on the cancer. Is that fated or the consequence of JW being abused by MH and SM? If the former, then how on earth is JW supposed to transfer it to someone else? I can only conclude that JW is happy to be healthy in 2013 and a bit beyond that, but also resigned to dying of cancer eventually.

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Sounds like the drama is giving more development to both Ji-hyeok and his original relationship with Ji-won (in the original timeline). IMO, both are welcome changes.

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It definitely brings more substance to his attraction to her. I didn’t roll my eyes once at the ‘past connection’. It made sense here.

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Yay! I’m loving this drama, and haven’t really understood the criticism. I don’t need perfect characters, not even perfect MLs, but I love seeing human characters, which these are, if a bit of an extreme selection (looking at you, Sumin—believable, but wow, sure hope there aren’t many of you in this world!).

As far as I’m concerned, it’s redeemed PMY in my eyes. I was so terribly disappointed by Love in Contract and became annoyed with all the actors, haha. But PMY is doing great. All the actors are strong in their characters.

I’ve totally watched the scene with Ji-hyuk flipping Min-hwan multiple times. I feel like the drama gives lots of background to make Ji-hyuk’s love for Ji-won authentic and deeper than a mere puppy love. And yes, so nice to have a quick resolution to misunderstandings!

Great start to the drama, and hoping it doesn’t suffer from the typical lagging middle and disappointing ending!

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I agree that this show definitely reminds me why I've enjoyed PMY in the past, and found her shows pretty uniformly great until the last two. Even though she's an incredibly beautiful woman and most of us will never see that level of physical attractiveness when we gaze in the mirror, she has the ability to make the audience recognize themselves in her characters, so it's easy to root for her on-screen (and off, for that matter).

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perfect comment and exactly how i feel. this drama has won me over, and i hope things continue going in this positive direction. i couldn't get into PMY's previous two works despite great effort. thankfully, she has charmed me once again! only good things for her plz <3 i decided to watch this as it's airing and i truly look forward to it each week. don't let us down!

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The first half of ep. 5 was so slow and draggy I started to fear I was in drop territory, between the endless drunken toddler-talk exposition (that scene took up 14 minutes), the judo display, and the kitten. I love kittens, but jeez, instead of doing carpentry, take the poor little thing indoors out of the snow! We did need the backstory but not slow-talked quite that much. It really got back up to speed after that, though - the slam-bang pace of this show is one of its strengths, as is the way every evil character is right at the edge of credibility. Ji-won’s boss is deliciously obnoxious. The BTS-based blunder seems like exactly how a time-slip revelation would happen if this were a real-life situation. Oops.

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HA! I'm not watching this show but your comment caught my eye because this is exactly what should have happened in Twinkling Watermelon! How in the world can two 18-year-olds from 2023, both very active in the music industry, never ever slip up in 1995, with hundreds of songs and tunes and lyrics, and catch each other!? Let alone all the references to the internet and smartphones and technology that could give them away to the other one.

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Haha! I think you’re right about the pacing of the flashback, but (1) I do tend to FFwd through my dramas, and I am pretty sure I used the button generously during that scene, and (2) having read the manhwa (but having forgotten most of it), I was actually very pleased with this background info that seemed to flesh out the 2D character Ji-hyuk I remember from the original—but it could have been better edited.

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Until this week I was constantly going back and forth between deciding to drop it or not. However these two episodes made me love it. Ji-hyuk was such an unclear and unlikable character before, but now we exactly know what's his relationship with our FL is. Their first encounter at 2005 and their conversation was a deep and beautiful one.
Min-hwan is still spiteful and Su-min is becoming an understandable spiteful.

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I don’t know why but I’m invested in this show and really looking forward to next episodes. The show spends a long time on one scene/setting/conflict, like with the high school reunion episode and at the same time moves the plot along briskly. I find Sumin so annoying with her cute act so props to Song Ha Yoon I guess for a good job.

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Real props to Song Ha-yoon. Watching her here made me realize that Oh! Youngshim(a drama she starred in as FL last year) utterly underutilized her. And that I might have made a wrong first impression judgement about her.

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OMG, that's her playing Soo-min? I didn't realize!

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The facial resemblance sent me back to Asianwiki. That's when I finally tied the name Song Ha-yoon to the character Oh! Youngshim.
I was wondering what her character was in Oh! Youngshim cause you'd see it attached to her name in the casting news on DB, so I was a bit gobsmacked and then realized that she must have done so much to save her character cause she's effortlessly selling Soo-min here. Song Ha-yoon is a good actress - this I have come to realize.

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Actually, thinking about her in Oh Young-shim, I could see how she would be a perfect fit for Soo-min.

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Haven’t seen that drama but ’ve seen her in Please Don’t Date Him and Fight For My Way before where it was easy to root for her characters, but didn’t clock that she’s pretty good and has range till this drama.

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She's great in "Please Don't Date Him," a cute drama that not many have seen. And it's only 12 episodes!

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I’ve been watching alongside other shows, and realized I was actually looking forward to it the other day. I like the way the characters are developing, and the anxiety of wondering what the flip side of decisions/changes are going to be — it’s fine to root for the affair, but I doubt Ji-Wan would wish cancer on anyone.

I agree re Song Ha Yoon - she is killing the role. Her cute act is 🤮 and she’s such a great mean girl you can practically see her mind working her next scam each time things change from how she thinks they could go. I love watching her and slimy Min-hwan together. Both actors are outstanding in this.

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The whole proposal stealing wasn't okay to see play out, even though we had gotten its premonition since episode 2.

I think it is a huge realism on the drama's part that we see Ji-won falter at times in the moments why Soo-min starts or ups her chameleon love. Last week we had Ji-won returning the favor. This week, we do not see much of that happening. In a way, it tells me that Ji-won is still on the path to extricating herself from the shackles Soo-min and Min-hwan have warped her into. And that sometimes, we might see her faltering a bit but never should it be inferred as her not moving. Her faltering means she's a human who's working through her healing.

I love the cat. And I hope I never get drunk to the point where I do not hear my glasses fall off my face(screech) or that I stepped on and broke it(triple screech).

I was wondering what Ji-won was up to with pursuing the proposal to the end and then letting it all crash and burn. While I wasn't satisfied with the whole playout - I don't know how it exactly puts theifing Kim in his place, I am glad that Ji-won went about it her own way cause that's definitely not how I'll conclude the matter if I were in her shoes.

But...I guess she(Ji-won) must have a new proposal up her sleeve if she was determined to ruin this one to hurt the thieves (now that's something I'll do anyday anytime, without thinking twice).

Pair up Eun-ho and Hui-yeon. Chef x Foodie is a combo both individuals will find very mutual to their beings - a wife who's stimulated and in love with food and a husband who's willing to specially prepare the meals of his important persons. And when you're his wife, I don't need to say more.

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Wasn’t ruining the proposal meant ruining the reputation of the business? If that is the case I wonder why our GM is happy with that turn of events. Does he like her that much? Or is it because he knew that ‘incident’ was going to happen anyway? We saw no clue of that.

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He knows that it will happen anyway.

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as I understood it, the product is doing really well and since it was brandished in the leaked vid as well that the proposal was originally Ji-won's, only the products with the VP's face plastered on it would be disposed, the product itself will be repackaged... I believe, marketing-wise, the public will not boycott the product entirely since they'll have sympathy for the person who was the original source of the idea, and upper management has a bit of leeway because the two scumbags intentionally hid what they did and the only way for it to be sorted out is undeniable proof, like other beanies mentioned here, even top management will have a hard-time removing Mr Kim because of his cousin the VP, and the VP, well, because he is the VP. Dramalogically, the situation, since it involves the FL, is salvageable hehe

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The leads were from the future and they already knew the product and the Stock Shares were successful. So I think they knew failure was not the option. I would invest in Apple shares and Bitcoins too if I returned to the past lol.

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I'm so into this show right now. It manages to give viewers plenty of payoff without ever slowing down the momentum of the plot or sacrificing the dramatic tension.

One thing that struck me while watching is the very delicate dance the writing is doing when it comes to Mi-hwan. He goes from being a truly frightening, arm-grabbing abuser at the park to an utter goofball tripping over his own feet in a slapstick moment in the alley a few moments later. This really shouldn't work, and yet it does. Again, this is probably just Lee Yi-kyung's particular genius, but I can't imagine most other shows being able to pull off the mix of horror and absurdity that it takes to have me go from scared and horrified to giggling in the span of a few minutes.

It has struck me, though, that although the moments of Min-hwan's physical violence against Ji-won are clearly treated by most of the characters and the writing as an obvious ethical and moral transgression, a lot of his equally abusive words about how dumb or unlovable Ji-won is go unchecked. I'm guessing that's because Ji-won recognizes his physical aggressiveness as domestic violence because she knows it will eventually lead to her death, and so it makes sense--yet is no less troubling--that she doesn't seem to see his words as part of the same pattern of abuse. It's not clear to me yet if the show is ultimately going to show her having that realization, but I'd like to see that.

Mr. Kim is awful, and although I appreciate what the show is setting up there, my god is it a particular kind of hell to see him bloviate, chew, and bully through every scene.

On the other hand, Soo-min is an equally awful human being, but there's something very satisfyingly squirmy about watching her manipulate everyone around her. Her ability to avoid comeuppance comes largely from the fact that she constitutionally incapable of feeling shame. (Reminds me of a certain American politician.) That makes it hard for me to imagine how she might ever truly be punished for her behavior.

As for the romance, I like the way it's slowly building, and that Ji-won is so focused on personal and professional redemption that she doesn't even have time to think about love. At the same time, you can see how Ji-hyuk is managing to slowly make her more aware of him as the real partner she deserves.

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I’m not holding it against you for alluding to the orange turd but we can’t even forget his frightening existence when in KD land. Sigh.
Soomin also uses the much loathed - for me - and deliberately put on infantilised voice to manipulate people into lowering their guards, feel sorry for her and score advantages.

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GREAT point about physical AND verbal abuse. I also noticed that aspect of his behavior. However I think she takes advantage of his biases when she acts cute (not aegyo, but cute).

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Every time I see Min Hwan / Su Min together in a scene I hear 'prepare for trouble, make it double, ... Jessie, James....'
PS I’m totally onboard for a Eun-ho - Hee-yeon hook-up. With an OTT food related meet cute to boot! And then they'd engineer some hilarious food related antics to assist our lead duo in dealing to our evil duo. Team Judo and Team Foodo to take down evil Team Rocket ... muhahaha

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Even though I don't watch this, I continue to like the changes to the adaptation and @solstices ' interpretation of what's happening.

Min Hwan really is an example of just the worst and oh, how satisfying it will be once he officially gets together with Su Min. Truly, I can't think of a pair that deserves each other more.

Aww, BTS being the reason they discovered the time travel haha

It's interesting with the trailers/promos, I thought Park Min Young's looks were really distracting but she seems to look good in the show proper.

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@solstices, thanks for the recap !
The manager and the guy on the plane were testing my tolerance.
Thanks to BTS singles release dates, our couple both know they are on the 2nd time around.
I kind of like the chef guy , hopefully there isn’t any Eternal Live Triangle.
Will continue to tune in.

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The BTS slip-up was the highlight of these episodes for me. One of the things that frustrated me slightly about both Twinkling Watermelon and Perfect Marriage Revenge were the lack of these moments, or rather, the lack of acknowledgement of these moments. Pop culture changes rapidly and so do our frames of reference to such things. I can somewhat justify PMR as Yi-joo being too sheltered and traumatized to know about the wider cultural world, but in what world would our two musically-inclined, very Gen Z time-travellers in Twinkling Watermelon blend in seamlessly into the 1990s? It would be nigh-on impossible. I know, for myself, that I'd pay meticulous attention to the smallest period-accurate details - only to immediately get busted because of some very odd reference to distinctly 2020s things (probably a SEVENTEEN tune instead of BTS lmao).

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The use of BTS's discography to execute the big reveal was really creative. Props to the writing team for pulling that, I had a whale of a time watching the scene unfold!!!

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I too had a "whale" of a time catching their slip up as soon as it happened.

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This moment of slight hesistation when Ji Hyuk thought if he need to sign up the preposition tell everything about it. NGL I am huge fan of green flag MLs and I never find them boring. The show did very well to fleshbout Ji Hyuk in 5-6th eps. His support for Ji Won is everything.
Ji Won steps up her game and nailed it. She calculated this narcissist bastard so well! Kudos for her.

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Everyone's already said everything I wanted to say! Love DB comments for the diverse thoughts and perspectives. <3

My only other thought is: I didn't really like Na In-woo in the first few episodes, but he's such a great guy in these episodes that I can't help but like Ji-hyuk SO MUCH now. I'm shallow so maybe the transformation helped? But I also think Ji-hyuk really showed in these episodes how great a guy he is + Na In-woo seems freer and less bland now as he settles into the role.

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I thought the same thing regarding Na In-woo.

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The actor portraying PMY's boyfriend/husband is doing a stellar job here. He really stands out amongst the cast with his acting.

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Right! He's acting circles around everyone, including the main leads.

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That is why Beanies groan when they hear Lee Yi Kyung is not in the lead role in a drama.

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Lee Yi-kyung has always been a freaking star. It's been such a disappointment watching him play second fiddle against actors he could outact in his sleep.

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Yeah you can tell he had a lot of fun playing this role, he stands out the most

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🥳Welcome to the DB comments looks like you chose the right drama to jump in☺️

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i am in the middle of the 2nd episode and i have to mention that i'm currently listening to audiobooks by Toshikazu Kawaguchi -- a series set at a coffee shop wherein one can go back in time, BUT...

the outcome will not change...

i didn't expect to want to watch this drama, but now i think i might be hooked. giving it 9 stars to begin with. let's see how we end up...

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Thanks for the recap! I am still enjoying this one a lot. It's like the first shows I saw with Park Min-young, where I can believe she is an older or younger version of the same character, or I can believe in her emotions, especially surprise. This is coming after at least two shows where I did not believe her when she tried to do those feats of acting. Who knows what is going better here, but it's way more fun.

It cracks me up how many Korean stories involve someone showing how kind they are by taking care of stray cats!

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during the flashback scene in ep 5 where they get drunk and fall asleep in the park, does anybody know the song playing in the background?? i have tried to shazam it but can't find the song at all! PLEASE I AM BEGGING

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On Twitter, someone wrote than Ms Yang was “in” on Ji-won’s plan regarding tanking the proposal. I didn’t see that at all. Obviously, she wouldn’t understand why Ji-won was doing it and she liked the idea when Ji-won proposed it. Second, she has a child to raise and while all this may seem wrong, she probably does need that promotion. Finally, she is being accepting of Soo-min because Mrs Yang is a nice woman!

I think the writers are using her as an example of what Ji-won could have been like in her first life.

Anyway - did I miss something? Or is this in the source material but not stated in the drama?

I love learning about our little time traveling heroine and her not so little time traveling love interest

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What accent are they speaking in? why does korean sound so different in this drama than others?

as for the series, They did make multiple changes here and there from the webtoon but I actually like the drama version of the story better. Ji Hyuk is more involved other than being the bg character with puppy love, min hwan is portrayed as shamelessly sly/jerk, a thin line so hard to walk, Soo min also walked the best manipulative B line. I'm more shocked Mrs. Yang's family hasnt been brought up yet and she conviniently went along with the plan while in the original she helped FL. I m waiting to know how it turns out. HY is such a ray of sunshine, her love for food and the link with Eun Woo is so well paced while in the drama it was just almost rushed. In the webtoon she would only find out almost at the end of the series that he is from the future, so I'm curious to know what happens

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Boarding the Eun Ho - Hee Yeon ship.
Love how our lead is finally asserting herself. Wish she was more open to receiving help from good males, I understand her husband was abusive, but her friend was also abusive and she is not as weary of women.

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