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Hoon-dong is funny, but I expected him to be major player and not just the comic relief since he seemed important in the beginning. In any case, I like him more than the other secondary characters if only because I don't have the urge to throw something at my screen when he shows up. As for Ki-tae and Jang-mi, thank you for finally kissing for real. I was getting fed up with his passiveness and her wishy-washiness. But I have to admit, it doesn't feel awesome like it should because this really should've happened earlier.

I agree that the last few episodes have been circling around the same plot line, so much so I'm only left feeling frustrated that the drama is falling behind where it should be. I don't mean such harsh words for this drama, but it's only 'cause it was so good in the beginning. So now is the time to make up for the last few episodes, Show! I forgot that Hyeon-hee basically raped Hoon-dong, so then I don't feel sorry for her situation. I agree with you. It seems that this drama is losing it's magic because of how the characters are being portrayed. I also feel that the 6 characters hanging out on the beach and having fun was a bit unrealistic.

I'm hating the secondary characters even more except for Hoon Dong and Yeo Reum. I think that he really likes Jang Mi and maybe he's not the most expressive or "deep" character probably due to bad acting or writing but I have to give him credit for putting up with Jang Mi's fake relationship with Gi Tae. As for Jang Mi, I wish that the next episodes will at least show character growth. It's frustrating to see her being pushed around by everyone. I love that she has spunk and is able to say what's on her mind when she sees someone being wronged but what I can't understand is why she can't speak for herself when she is in a similar situation.

I think that of all the characters in this drama, Gi Tae has shown character growth. Now he is realizing that there's another option to living alone, that he can be happy by being with the right partner. I am really hoping that now Gi Tae and Jang Mi have discovered their true feelings will get more scenes of them being cute as a real couple.

I don't think YR has gone on a real date w JM. He keeps trying, they keep making dates, but then sth with GT or his mom would come up, and he's left waiting. Looks like GT is cock-blocking him and JM. I know, I know, they r not the OTP, so it doesn't count. I guess I'm weird since I'm not bothered by these things. Jang-mi is strong but she also likes to please people so I'm not surprised at all that she gets walked over repeatedly.

Come on, she was totally walked over by Dong-hoon in the beginning of the drama which should already tell us what kind of a person she is. She can tell a person to get lost if she doesn't care about that person but once there's any sort of connection or sympathy, she will bend. I don't think she has changed but rather that this is who she IS and that she needs to change from this like Girlfriday wrote in the previous recap. When it comes to Se-ah, come on, why would you believe what she babbles about the baby. She's not exactly a reliable narrator now, is she.

It's clear from her reactions to Ki-tae's rejection of her that what she really wants is HIM. Yes, Se-ah is not even pretending it would be accident but that doesn't negate the final goal: I'm pretty sure she's used to manipulating Ki-tae during their relationship so that is her solution now also. And she knows she can team up with mom, too. Imagine if they really would have a kid and then Se-ah would go to his parents and say "hey, look, this is your grandchild! What a pity his parents aren't married I feel actually sorry for Ki-tae's mom for teaming up with Se-ah, because even though she's a master manipulator and martyr herself, if Se-ah would marry Ki-tae, mom would lose him.

As Ki-tae says, they're similar and while they have the same goal they can work well together but at some point there would be friction and as Ki-tae's wife Se-ah would easily best his mom. Also, for Ki-tae not reacting more assertively to Se-ah crazy stunts, I think that us understandable. He cares for her a lot - they almost married, after all and they had been friends long even before that and stayed friends afterwords. He doesn't want to hurt her. I used to have a friend who did more and more crazy things and I let it go on for MONTHS before finally putting my foot down simply because I did not want to hurt him and tried to understand him.

We often avoid confrontation as much as we can. I wonder why Ki-tae would continue to keep someone like Se-ah in his life, friend or not. A broken engagement would change relationships, and I couldn't imagine being cordial with my ex-fiance especially if it came to a nasty and abrupt end like with Se-ah and Ki-tae. I could buy their friendliness--if their characters were different. But like what girlfriday says, no one is calling Se-ah out on her crazy bullshit, and that is something I can't get past.

I was the last man standing because he was my friend and I wanted to be loyal and support him. So this really happens. And just like you I wouldn't want to be friends with my ex but a lot of people do. So I'm quite fine with this and I can see why they are still friends. Se-ah has been Ki-tae's friend for a looong time so it's understandable that he didn't want to ditch her completely after the break up, also, because he didn't want to hurt her any more than necessary.

Se-ah, on the other hand, clearly just went back how it used to be and I would argue that she thought that she could still keep Ki-tae for herself. Even if he didn't marry her, at least he would not marry anyone else, either and so he would be hers in some way at least. They are also colleagues and worked together on volunteer projects. THAT part of their relationship may be what kept them near each other, too.

I don't buy that he was the best choice for her breast implants. What female would want her present or ex do that? At his age, he certainly can't be the most experienced. I agree completely with what you said about Ki-tae's reaction to Se-Ah. It wasn't so much him being weak-willed and unassertive as it was him trying to be considerate of her and what she used to mean to him.

I know she's bat-shit crazy, but they shared a relationship and it's probably hard for him to see someone he once loved stooping to this level. While I am creeped out by Se-Ah, I find myself, first and foremost, just finding her to be really really sad. And I think rather than being angry with her, he just finds her really sad and doesn't want to hurt her.

I also think that him not pushing SeAh away goes with his character because he's not really confrontational. He only really blows up when he's really, truly backed into a corner. He prefers to deal with things by ignoring them or distancing himself from them like with his parents and he has been keeping his distance from SeAh for the most part. She's the one who keeps showing up out of the blue and trying to worm her way back into his life. I think he assumed that if he just didn't go along with the baby thing, she would eventually drop it. That's why he was so stunned by the lengths she was willing to go in this episode.

Like he knew she was manipulative but to this extent? And about something that's so serious and life-changing? And even here, when he finally rejects her, he can't even bear to say anything. He just shakes his head and leaves but he squeezes her shoulder to let her know that he isn't rejecting her completely.

He still wants to be considerate of her even when she's done something this inconceivable. I think Se-Ah just want some kind of connection with Gi Tae and what better way to be tied to him forever than to have his child. I think she knows it's over between them. Arawn, I understand your sentiments on how Ki Tae reacted with Se Ah's advances and I completely agree that he probably doesn't want to hurt her feelings, which is fine.

But remember that regardless of how Ki Tae treats her, Se Ah will still end up hurt in the long run. It takes a LOT for people to call out those who are dear to them. We have no personal relationship with Se-ah so for us it's easy: But Ki-tae truly cares for Se-ah and so he doesn't want to hurt her which causes him to try to just ignore or brush off her crazy stunts.

He finally rejects her only when he has left with no other choices but submission or rejection. I assume that if Se Ah is talking, she has an angle. That fake-contrite "apology" "I really did want to help you" was chilling. I kept wondering if she practices those insincere things in the mirror like a proper sociopath - because I think the only legitimate expression we see on her is frustration that she didn't get her way.

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Apparently, the answer is Because in ep 10 we see her doing something very similar. Still trying to figure out what Se-Ahs deal is.. In the end I hope Jang-mi stays true to the character that she has been in the first episodes.. The fact that Ki Tae may have gone through with it had Jang Mi's phone not interrupt makes me lose a little respect for him. But not as much as Se Ah, who is turning into a nutcase. Just because Hyun Hee got pregnant the first time she slept with Hoon Dong does not mean she will get pregnant the first time she sleeps with Ki Tae.

So is she planning to lock him in a hotel room until she succeeds? The ending was rather contrived to give our couple forced alone time. They were lost in the mountains; how did they expect Yeo Reum to walk his way out of the maze back to the guesthouse? No wonder he caught them kissing, he must have realized his task was impossible.

I could not understand at first why Jang Mi was itching for her turn in the Truth Game because personally, I hate being picked for Truth Or Dare, but as soon as she spilled the beans about their fake engagement, I was like, "Eureka.


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Love the OST by Ben. Are these fake-out opening scenes going to be a thing now? Today's foretelling reminded me of Reply , like who is Shi Won's husband? Whoa so fast GF!!! I dont mind a good cliche. All the romcoms ive watched ended up having the cliches by the second half cough, reply but i still like them. True that ep 7 and 8 were a bit of a letdown feels draggy and all but we get to see jangmi's hidden feelings and all.

I get that she was supposed to be outgoing but i guess sometimes you just want to be complimented so badly you momentarily fall into the sad candy category. Totally understandabe for jangmi, whos been through so much. Plus to me she still doesnt feel like a doormat, she probably has too much affection for gitae's mom that she unconsciously try to to always please her. I felt a bit awkward when they were critiquing Jang Mi's nose for plastic surgery. I know Han Groo's nose is not petite and kind of on the bulbous side but I really like her nose.

It's what makes her.. Like SIG and his eyes. Thanks for the super prompt recap, girlfriday! I was not expecting it to be up so soon! I cannot wait until the next episode because I hope the trend from this point on will be more scenes with just the OTP. I distinctively remember that for one of the drama reviews here, you guys said that the particular leads had so much chemistry you could watch them underwater basket-weave for hours and that would be just fine. That thought comes to my mind whenever I see the leads here.

The screen just lights up with every scene that involves the two of them.

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I had not really seen either actors in anything before this drama, but I think I can honestly watch them watching a cake rise and I'd still be happy. Tat is how much i love the OTP, keke.. Thanks for the recap GF. And thank you for calling out GT no being too slow on pushing SA off. I get not wanting to hurt her but when someone is this crazy nice is not going to work.

Totally agree with your comments here's hoping. Haha, while I was watching the raw version of ep. Ack, these two kill me! I was really worried that KiTae was going to just go along with SeAh's plan for a minute there and if he had, I think I might have stopped watching the show. There would just be no coming back from that. Like SeAh is clearly crazy and SO messed up but I also feel bad for her because she's desperate and lonely and it's really sad that it's easier for her to go through these elaborate lengths to try to be with KiTae when all this time she could have just told him that she still loves him and she always loved him and she never wanted them to break up.

I feel like everyone on this show needs real therapy - there is so much repression and desperation and loneliness and they are all dealing with it in such unhealthy ways. I do feel like SeAh's character would not be out of place in a makjang drama but I can see how she fits in here too because truthfully, she might be crazy but so is KiTae for being willing to come up with such an elaborate ruse to force his mother to leave him alone and stop trying to marry him off and furthermore so is his mother who is so angry and bitter and unhappy in her own life.

I think the last two episodes really showed not just how manipulative his mother can be but also how trapped and angry she feels about the life that she's been living and essentially feels stuck in. Even though I know that she was trying to drive JangMi away by making things hard for her but honestly, nothing that she said the expectation that she'll quit her job and just have babies and be a housewife; the fact that what she wants is no longer important and she has to focus on keeping up appearances and submitting to everyone else's desires is unusual for a daughter-in-law of a rich family.

And honestly you could see the bitterness and the hate that she has for her own life there. I feel like KiTae's mother is quietly seething that her life has come to this and on top of that, her husband is stepping out on her and doesn't show her even half the attention he shows his mistress. But she just has to grin and put up with it because that's what's expected of her as a lady of this caliber. I would love for this show to end with KiTae's parents getting divorced and his mother going on a journey of self-discovery and working on all of the issues that spending her life as a martyr who stuffs her feelings down and wraps herself in a cocoon of coldness and propriety has left her.

And I wish JangMi's parents would stop fighting for two seconds so they could decide if they actually still want to be together and if not, then get divorced! It drives me crazy that her mother just keeps divorce papers in their restaurant just waiting to be signed. How is that healthy?!

Is there any wonder that their daughter has a warped, unhealthy view of relationships and that she has such a hard time understanding how she should be treated in a relationship? Oh man, it got cut off. This is not the time to kiss her. She is not in the right frame of mind for that. This is just a pet peeve I have with male leads in dramas in general though. I really want these characters to take a page out of the Witch's Romance play book and just have an honest discussion about where their heads are at so that they know where they stand and then they could decide how to proceed with their families and the fake engagement afterwards.

Why is it so hard for people to just talk about things? Anyway, that being said, I still like this drama. It definitely has its cute and funny moments still - loved them all playing around in the water - and I'm excited to see how things progress now that there are real feelings on both sides. I knew that this was how Ki Tae would demonstrate his intentions, because he doesn't trust words. Would you, if you lived with the mother who said one thing but did another? Se Ah does it, too - in KT's world, words are a way to manipulate, and they're never what's true.

That's why Ki Tae was vulnerable to all of the touching between him and Jang Mi, and why her kiss completely undid him. Maybe they should join the cast of it's Okay, it's Love, no shortage of therapy needing people there. Gong gi tae, nawa Despite the bat-crazy second leads, and sicko "best friend. I interpreted the family meeting differently. Ki Tae allowed it to happen because he's at a different place with his feelings. He is trying to make their relationship a reality so meetings with the in-laws fit right in line.

As far as Se-Ah, her methods show she's nuttier than squirrel crap but I think there's potential to legitimize the crazy. In this episode she tells ki tae he knows why the baby has to be his. Well we, the viewers, don't know why. The writer could attempt to make that into something rather than the character fitting the typical psycho-second lead lady. If it were only about a baby, she could have moved on to YR already! That's obviously a good gene pool. Well, maybe except for the brains: Yes, Se Ah, and Yeon Hee has lame characters.

But, I dont think they prolong the situation too much. In vice versa, I think the timing is perfect. If they all 6 do not go on holidays together, Jang Mi will not realized her feelings towards Ki Tae. When we live virtually, eventually we cant differentiate between reality and imagination. It feels just like me. I watched dramas too much, sometimes i'm too lazy to go back to reality. So you suspect that there is more to her cryptic "YOU know why it has to be yours. That's the surface answer that she wants KT to arrive at - but I think the real answer is that it's a way to keep him under her thumb for the rest of his life.

I like SA, purely because her motive is totally new. I've never seen that in a drama before! Lingering feelings are in nearly every drama that I've watched. But thanks again girlfriday, love all your recaps: I just want to know how Yeo Reum managed to run back to get Hoon Dong on foot after they spent so much time lost in the woods, in a car.

I like to think there's actually a resort parking lot right off camera that they've just spent hours driving around. It's too bad all the whiplash twists in the story for this episode took away from the payoff. They'll just have to make it up by kissing more later, I think. Kt mom is starting to become a whole new low for me.. If someone talk bout my kid like that I would go off..

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I would wonder does she even like my child since everything coming out of her mouth are insults.. This actress seem refreshing from hotel king and now this but it jus seems like she is a one truck pony.. All she does is keep a stoic face and nothing more. It is not a disease but rather an incomplete closure of tissue of the human embryo during gestation. I like that scene because it makes JM sees KT in a different light; "ah Okay so I totally enjoy Marriage not Dating despite every weird stuffs that came along. I just don't get it why the heck Se ah wanted to impregnanted by Gi tae so badly when she knew Gi tae doesn't love her?

Is her family wanting her to be pregnant or what? Or is she just plain crazy? And Yeoreum is so damn hot. I love him so much , well not as much as I love Gi tae but he is so damn sexyy. People complain about his smile but his smile is adorable. But whatever I love dorky Gi tae morrrre than I love sexy Yeoreum. Hoondong is weird but lovable. Hyunhee is so hopeless. Mom appeared less much to my relief. And daaaaaamn I love Marriage not Dating. I miss the earlier version of Jangmi tho, the one that appeared in earlier episodes. She had that crazy eyes and weird movements, love her. I wish she returns back to her old weird self.

Apart from ho wacky and weird the characters have gotten, I still have an immense amount of love for this show. Sometimes I felt that this show has tried a little way too much on bringing us that "breezy, airy, light" romcom that it's forgotten to develop their characters and relationships and focuses on the comedy and nonchalant stuff instead. I don't get Se-ah, period. I thought at first that she really has changed for the better.

This is the girl who was capable of luring Gi-tae to hospital for fertility test. Could she be really doing anything for anyone with no hidden agenda? Should have known better, self, should have known better. I don't know about you guys but her crying in the end when she got rejected by Ki-tae kind of gets me. I know she more than just deserves it, but it's just so humiliating, still, being in her position.

I really, really, hope that the show would pick up from here because I'm dying for some Gi-tae Jang-Mi action and tired of Yoo-reum. I must say i wasn't happy with all the kissing between the wrong people. But the last kiss made up for all that. I was one step away from jumping to ship yeoreum. I am back on team Kitae now. Thanks for the recap girlfriday: Was that the last kiss of the night? Didn't see that one coming. Maybe they're too toned for me, I'm still for a normal body any day. And that kiss in the end, I hated the angles.

Hopefully next episode we get to see more of that kiss. Also, I loathe pretty boys who know they're pretty and are so self-assured of their prettiness that they assume all girls have a thing for them or will have thing for them eventually if they didn't at the beginning. Thank goodness for Ki-tae who is consistent and doesn't blow hot and cold. I really like his character despite his flaws and occasional misanthropy. That bitch ex-fiancee of his is UGH.

She's so smug and self-serving! What she wants, she gets. And she'll do whatever it takes. She's the most annoying character her. More annoying than the immature douche Hoon-dong. He, at least, is hilariously pathetic and harmless. In love with this drama. This episode sealed the deal. The typhoon was both hilarious and mortifying, and I was cringing and bursting out in laughter at the same time!


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  • Omg this drama is hands down my favourite of the year so far. I very, very rarely re-watch dramas but I could watch this over and over and never get bored. I like the ambiguity of some of the relationships- despite the wacky premise the realness of this and the commitment of the actors really sells it.

    And this episode in particular was absolutely hilarious. Once I realised what the typhoon was referring to I almost had to watch through my fingers, dreading what was going to happen, but when they replayed the opening scene I was crying with laughter. Thank you girlfriday and LollyPip for the recaps! I was actually waiting for a little graphic in nature when they zoom in on her legs and started goin upwards..

    I fersure thought they were gonna have something dripping down and I was anticipating it so much I forgot to even breath.. Thet are truly suffering from 'sins of the father'. Lesson to be learned - Parents out there - your words and actions or inaction puts a stamp on your kids that they carry thruoughout life. I really dislike Yeo-reum. When I first started this drama, I didn't realize he'd get so much screentime.

    The only thing good is that there is no 2nd lead syndrome bout wanting him with jang mi.. It's one thing to give an actor that could act like hoon with screen time but YR couldn't act for the life of him.. I have an idea for Ki-taes mom: She must know that he is so hung up on his privacy, I think she will at some point just make them get married. Then they will chicken out badly People are saying that he's a bad actor and it comes across into his character? Could totally be possible! I'm so busy reading the subtitles since I don't speak Korean that I can fully admit that I may lose out on the subtleties of the performance.

    All I know is that he belongs chained in my kitchen smiling that smile. Thank you Girlfriday for the great recap. I am loving this drama and you have voiced my take on it like you where in my head lol. The one thought I would like to add is I have enjoyed is the cold scene in the front but in ep6 I noticed that my perception of the scene initially was very different than at end. I really like the use of this tool. I know that the dialog is rapid pace and clever, but most of the time, the subs steamroll right over the puns and give us little of the flavor.

    I never ever thought I would appreciate a poignant moment being brought on by bathroom humor, but as you said, GF, this show keeps surprising us. The show this reminds me of - Kim Sam Soon - had that no toilet paper scene that I loved, too, in how it further defined the OTP's relationship. Why is this show soooo good? Laica said it well when she talks about how relatable the characters are. They are people we know in situations we have been in. I mean, admit it, everyone there was a time when you also needed to find a bathroom stat.

    Only they take the situation and BLOW it up and make it as ridiculous as it could possibly be. BUT - the silly people running around and falling down to all the goofy sound effects and music are lovable. We laugh with them but want to give them hugs at the same time. Even in all its 'drama' moments, we get pulled in by how 'real' and relatable it is, and how human some of the feelings are I agree with that it has a bit of the KSS vibe, in that we cringe for the main character and laugh with her, while totally rooting for her in the moment.

    Despite her mistakes, and maybe even because of them. And yeah, this is definitely one of those shows where a lot is lost in translation, unfortunately. And in the age of lightning-fast subs. I started watching after the first recap and now all caught up with the drama. It's quite funny, hopefully the writers keep up the momentum. I have never cried so much This blows every bathroom-walk-in and crazy-drunks incidents out of the water, pun intended!

    And the fact that they're both cool and accept that this is just a normal human problem afterwards is so lovely. This is no doubt the best rom-COM in a while. Aaaaah I love this drama. I started watching the first two episodes last weekend and ended up watching all six and still want moar.

    Heh, how cute is it that she's named Jangmi-- "rose" and she's both soft and prickly at the same time. And Yeoreum is "summer", right? I don't know what Ki-tae means but when I tried Google Translate on the Ki-tae twitter his name was translated to "air pacific. Jangmi's like a walking disaster a lot of the time I was covering my eyes in secondhand mortification a lot of the time and yet peeking through my fingers in helpless fascination. I love her so much already-- she gets into such embarrassing situations but she always comes out fighting, even if not unscathed.

    With this "typhoon" incident-- I'm guessing Mom's warming up to her already Part of the reason why I love this drama so much is the way it circumvents typical Kdrama tropes and brings in unexpected depth and "atypicalness" to it's characters. I've read so much "hate" for Yeo-Reum's character online. But what is a second lead? A typical second lead is a straight up guy, who is always there for the lead female when things go wrong, he's basically her knight in shiny armor, or even a door mat, sometimes he's so good, he doesn't confess to the lead girl his feelings until it's too late for anything to be done about it.

    Sometimes, he even chases the lead girl but for one reason or another misses out because she has fallen for the lead guy. In "Marriage Not Dating" the second lead is a guy, who's like any other regular guy out there. He's not too interested in the lead female, actually, she's the one chasing him, not the other way around.

    When someone chases another person, it's the person doing the chasing that would naturally put in more work and feelings into the relationship. It's no wonder why people are mad for Yeo-Reum not measuring up to the typical second lead character and calling him Shifty or Sleek or Elusive. At this point, we're not sure he's leading her on, we're not sure he really likes her, sometimes we get glimpses into what he's feeling and sometimes he shuts off. Just like any regular person who's cautious and who's taking their time to get to know another person. I see him as an onion, whose layers are peeled off and revealed at every episode.

    This may have been perfectly true at the time, but we are seeing that change as Yeo Reum's interest in Jang-mi is growing. I think the character is portrayed perfectly. Many times as viewers, we are disappointed when the characters do not perform as we expect them to. We already have a mindset of what to expect from a character but when they act opposite, or when the plot takes an unexpected direction, we get disappointed and slam the character for not being portrayed properly. This is only natural and I'm guilty of it myself.

    As for the kisses - wow, both of them were hot! Part of the process of finding a life partner involves dating and experimentation. I would tell Jang-Mi "More grease to your elbow". I love how this drama breaks the stereo-type by allowing the lead actress date different people until she finds who she really wants to be with. I guess my biggest annoyance with yeo rum is not the character itself but rather the actor.

    With hoon dong i get that he needs to overact and so while hes the "villain" i still enjoy his acting bc it matches up with his character, bratty and overacting.

    Hmm it could be excused as mysterious but to me he looks like he just wanna keep his face beautiful which he is! Mysterious would be shin sung rok in man from another star. I really like your username: I feel like alcoholic bubble tea would just be amazing. Especially if you soak the tapioca balls in some booze beforehand? I've never tried this before but ooomf!

    I want to now! To say that he is there when she needs him and is her knight I don't see exactly where u found that at.. He has always initiated all their interactions in order for info but I guess u can say he slowly started feeling something for jang mi.. The person she ever confessed her true feelings were for her Co worker and ki tai.. He is the one that acted like he was chasing her in the beginning and till now.. However, Yeo Reum isn't anyone of those things. He's just a regular guy who flirted with Jang Mi and Jang Mi fell for his moves and started chasing him.

    In reality, most guys are like that. In reality, it is very difficult to find a typical Korean second lead. The appeal of this drama, is that it mirrors more of what happens in real life, than what one is expected to see in dramas, issues such as infidelity, divorce or separation, spousal disharmony and child abandonment are treated more realistically. BOth of the other males tend to act childish in their behavior since the toy they want might get snatch away by Ki tai.. I dislike the character YR, but I think he is written well, in that his character portrays a realistic "second lead" type of guy.

    I suppose we're all so used to the perfect second-lead that when a flawed one comes in, we reject it. Anyway, that's the thing I love about this drama is that the writer doesn't hold back and is breaking all that K-dramaland perfect character guidelines, and instead make them relatable with flaws and have realistic situation. I just wish he gets rid of that smile! It was cute at first but now it's overrated and so inappropriate at times.

    And I totally agree. I'm a big Yeo-reum fan but I think in total there's only 3 of us in the comment section that seem to have a positive opinion of him. I think the reason why I do like him so much is because he DOES seem like a normal, regular guy to me I don't usually fall for the second lead second lead syndrome? Never because they never seem to be real people YR seems like an actual person: I think he wasn't interested in Jang-mi at first and was just "tending to his pond" but then came along this crazy girl who drinks too much and cares too much and it took him by surprise because she didn't fall for his looks right off the bat she was actually head-over-heels for his ridiculous boss and when she finally did develop an interest in him it was because he behaved like a gentleman.

    I don't think that they're meant to be together or anything We all know Ki-tae has all the claims on that piece of real estate! Plus, it's still not clear how much we CAN trust him though ep. I just don't understand why so many people seem against YR, I think having an interesting, imperfect second lead is great! I think YR is a really well-written part and a nice departure from traditional 2nd lead characters. It's very refreshing to have a 2nd lead who's just a dude with some issues like most human beings who's taking his time with an interesting girl how most relationships develop.


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    • I like that the show doesn't treat dating as this super precious thing, and allows Jang-mi to test the waters with a few people to discover what she truly wants and needs in a partner. Most shows treat love as the end-all-be-all, when in fact even minor relationships help us learn and grow in small ways that ultimately make us more or less, as the case may be with Ki-tae available to our long-term partners. My problem with YR isn't because he isn't acting in line with what I expected of him, being a second lead. I actually think I would like him as a character if he was played by a different actor.

      I get that he's supposed to be this guy that, at least on the outside, doesn't seem to care about much when it comes to his relationships, especially with women. He fights his fear of abandonment by never taking relationships all that seriously Along the way, of course, it seems that he's becoming at least somewhat sincere in his relationship with JM There is no nuance to his performance, which to me, is something that it really calls for.

      His constant wide smiling, rather than coming off as playful or flirty or as something that he sometimes uses so mask what he's truly feeling and make light of a situation I actually laughed and not in a good way at the scene in episode 6 where he goes to meet JM at her work at around the 11 minute mark. Don't mean to offend anybody that likes the actor or his performance, just my take on it.

      I actually thought that he was one of the more tolerable parts of DH2, although I did drop that show pretty early on. Yeah, I agree with you that the problem with Yeo-reum may be the actor, because it's his vibe more than what he actually says that gives me that feeling that something is off.

      The character is written to have alternating moments of sincerity and insincerity, but even in the moments he's supposed to be genuine, I'm not buying it. This is especially glaring in episode 6, but I'll wait til that recap to talk about it. And that's a fault of Jinwoon's acting rather than the writing. I like him as an idol, but this role would have been more nuanced and YR a more compelling second lead in the hands of a more experienced and skilled actor.

      While YR may not be a despicable Wickham, he may have a back-story that does not reflect well on his current intentions. Of course all of the above are the bones of most romcoms, but it is interesting to compare them here, too. LOL I never saw it from that perspective before, but reading your comments I have to agree that your analysis is quite accurate. Those are interesting parallels, for sure Elizabeth was pragmatic, practical, sarcastic, careful and judgemental. I love Jang-mi, but she is none of these things.

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      Ki-tae MIGHT have some Darcy-like tendencies distant, honest in the rudest of ways, thinks all women are out to get him because of his looks and wealth but thankfully, in the end, he strikes me more as a Mr. Knightly than anything else. I don't know if I've ever laughed so long and hard from a Kdrama before, then at that ending poop scene. It was a combination of not turning out to be the situation I thought it was and the fact that I'm immature and appreciate a good poop joke. That poop, the wind blows.. The look on her face as she bends over double portrays the filling of her pants as she lets go of her held in poo.

      It expresses fear, relief, and embarrassment having messed herself and seeing her boyfriend dashing toward her. Don't call my K-drama a soap. Clean With Passion for Now: Red Moon, Blue Sun: Haechi stars Jung Il-woo as a problematic Prince Yeongjo on quest for justice. Memories of the Alhambra: Pretty Noona cast and crew may reunite for another warm melodrama. Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

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      Marriage Not Dating Favorite. This drama is like a drug. I'm so addicted that I don't know what to do when it comes to an end. Hwata July 21, at 8: Gitae needs to up his game. Jangmi is doing all the morphing and growing. But for now i'm trying to savor the good while it lasts. Awe July 22, at 8: Thanks so much for that!!!! Genius recap, thank you. I died this ep so hilarious!!!! Athena July 21, at 9: Ida July 22, at Sleeplesspanda July 21, at 8: She first caught my interest in "Can we Get Married".

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