Lee Dong-Gun and Jo Yoon Hee were on a Korean talk show to promote the series as it was about to reach its climax and ending arc. Jo readily admitted that she did not get along with Lee on the set. But as professionals, they went forward with their roles. Then a couple of weeks later, the script turned them into a jarring, lovey-dovey couple. In the series finale “Of Course He’s Dead”, it is revealed that Rose lied about Charlie’s death. She did catch him cheating and kept him imprisoned in her basement.
There’s no more hiding now that everyone knows the engagement was a sham – but rather than putting the issue to rest, the revelation only kicks off more hurt and misunderstandings than it solves. The fallout is so much worse than Jang-mi and Ki-tae feared, and they don’t even have each other to lean on this time. Looks like some more teamwork may be required to patch up their broken families, and more importantly, their own hearts.
Lastly, for those who may miss watching Yeon Woo Jin Last night I watched episode 1 of Kara’s Secret Love, Missing You. The one thing I truly appreciate about the show is how it works so well to build up relationships so realistically, whether it is between a mother and son, mother and daughter-in-law, husband and wife etc. . This was also a great consolation after being disappointed so much with Doctor Stranger (not that they have any relation). Good directing, writing, and most of all, good actors. This drama did not have any pretensions at being life-like, or having any deep meaning.
Stocking stuffers for the drama addict [Year in Review, Part 2]
Would it have killed Se Ah to have added “with my boyfriend/fiance/husband” to her pregnancy news, or is vague just her thing? I was relieved Show didn’t go down the cliche path of Jang Mi being pregnant when she threw up because I did not want a child to be a factor in his marriage proposal. I super loved that Mom, Grandma, and Aunt were equally thrilled about staying together and giving Dirtbag the boot. Especially in the context of Korean family values. I would’ve liked to have seen Jang Mi and Ki Tae’s Mom enjoying a newfound bond with one another on this ep. (because I was even more invested in their relationship than in the OTP’s, and just wanted that well-earned pay-off), but I’m satisfied knowing that they’re ready to enjoy that bond now.
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 12
Kandi and Alan has a superficial relationship based mostly on sex. But they eventually wed in Las Vegas, where they also win half a million dollars. After only four months of marriage and spending nearly all of their winnings, Kandi kicks Alan out of their condominium.
Hyun-hee hears the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, while Hoon-dong gets more nervous, and finally starts to bolt. Just then, Hyun-hee asks to have the volume turned up, and Hoon-dong stops in amazement to hear the heartbeat of his child. I totally agree with @missvictrix that movies feel too short now that I have experienced dramaland.
She finds him in the kitchen, but he’s more interested in watching the chef prepare a special dish than in talking with her. Jang-mi’s perplexed as he distractedly says he’ll call her later, wondering what happened to the Prince Charming from the night before. Later, Jang-mi lies in bed in full swoon-mode, only she’s not swooning over Ki-tae…she’s remembering Yeo-reum gallantly returning her lost shoe the night before, like Cinderella’s prince.
When they start to realize that their way isn’t working for them anymore and learn to meet in the middle, they’re going to make a great team. In the closed restaurant kitchen, Yeo-reum cooks up some pasta for Jang-mi, who does her best to kill an entire bottle of wine by herself. He asks if it was hard today at Ki-tae’s house, wondering if she really wants to get married that badly. She drunkenly admits that she was there just to create a scene, but moans that it became real.
Jang-mi lets herself into her dark and empty house, and remembers a time when she was small and was left home alone, terrified and crying for her parents. At the same time, Ki-tae lies alone in bed, thinking about Se-ah’s question of why he loves his https://loveexamined.net/ home and remembering being a child, happy and safe in this same bed. Hoon-dong texts Jang-mi repeatedly, getting no response, and perks up when he sees her riding up to his restaurant. He plays it cool, but frowns when she only asks after Yeo-reum.
Thank you guys so much for the great recaps and insight you’ve provided and to all the commenters who left such great comments about the show as well. You two said what I wanted to say and more so much better than I ever could have, especially your last lign here, girlfriday, ha. I’m going to miss this show so much, especially the lead couple. They had so many adorable, sweet, wonderful and heartfelt moments in the last few episodes and it was a joy to witness them grow as people and as a couple.
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