Monday, April 30, 2018

"Live" episode 16 recap

On the latest episode of the tvN drama "Live", Yeom Sang-soo (Lee Kwang-soo) and Oh Yang-chon (Bae Sung-woo) were at odds# and Yang-chon slapped Sang-soo.
Yeom Sang-soo asked what he did wrong. He had stuck his gun at his waist and Oh Yang-chon asked, "Do you prefer dying or being a little uncomfortable?"
He continued, "Do you think I'm just scaring you about dying? How can you take care of your weapon this way?" Then he slapped Yeom Sang-soo.
Oh Yang-chon added, "I'm glad you didn't get hurt the other day and Yeom Sang-soo replied, "I don't think I would have lived with myself if something happened to you that day".
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"Wealthy Son" episodes 23 - 24 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Wealthy Son", Park Seo-hee (Yang Hye-ji) told her step-brother Choi Yong (Lee Chang-yup) that his plans with Kim Kyung-ha (Hong Soo-hyun) weren't going to cut it..
Park Seo-hee had been suffering over her mother's past and present. She told Choi Yong, "I'll save up some money and leave so please wait. Can't you please be nice to mom until then?"
She asked if he liked someone, but he didn't want her to involve herself.
Park Seo-hee said, "I don't think Kim Kyung-ha (Hong Soo-hyun) can cut it. As a woman and your sister, please act like a tenant".
Choi Yong clenched his jaws in anger and the rift between them deepened.
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"Shall We Live Together" episode 14 recap

On the latest episode of "Shall We Live Together", Park Hyo-seop (Yoo Dong-geun) discovered that Lee Mi-yeon (Jang Mi-hee) is the major shareholder of YL Group.
Park Hyo-seop got a call from the district office that there is a company requiring sperm transfer management, but he was suspicious when they said they would take care of the fees that were coming from his pocket.
He became even more suspicious when he learned it was YL Group that wanted the transfer.
He attended YL Group's anniversary party. He froze in shock when he saw Lee Mi-yeon making a speech as the major shareholder of the company. She was also shocked to see him there.
Previously, when Park Hyo-seop's youngest daughter Park Hyeon-ha (Geum Sae-rok) found out Lee Mi-yeon was the major shareholder, she was happy that she might become the daughter of a rich woman.
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"My Husband Oh Jak-doo" episode 18 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "My Husband Oh Jak-doo", Oh Jak-doo (Kim Kang-woo) and Han Seung-joo (UEE) had a tearful reunion. She'd tried so hard to get over him, but she gave in and admitted that she loved him.
Previously, Han Seung-joo had been hiding her feelings for him and only saw him for the "Oh Hyuk Documentary". Oh Jak-doo used a dialect he'd never used in front of her before and perfectly became Oh Hyuk.
Once Han Seung-joo heard why Oh Jak-doo was back out in the world, her heart began to beat erratically. He said that she had been a light to him when it was cold and dark. She'd let him fight with the world when he'd been in hiding all along. He felt a whole lot for her and that touched the viewers' hearts.
Oh Jak-doo had said, "If you don't hold me now, we're really over" and this had become the fuse that led Han Seung-joo to succumb into her feelings and confess, "You protected me when you were Oh Jak-doo. Let me protect you as Oh Hyuk".
However, the "Oh Hyuk Documentary" was awaiting them and for the concept, Oh Jak-doo had no choice but to say Jang Eun-jo, his first love, was the reason he came out into the world.
Han Seung-joo said, "I won't make you do that again" and tried to comfort him with a smile.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

"Let's Watch the Sunset" episodes 21 - 22 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Let's Watch the Sunset", Jin-tae (Jang Yong) took Saet-byeol (Lee Na-yoon) to the hospital. He was checking to see if she had a tumor, too.
When they returned, Hyeon-joo (Han Hye-jin) asked where they'd been and she cried when she found out. She yelled, "What if the results are positive? What are you going to do? You took me to the hospital, too. Do you have any idea how nervous I've been?"
Seok-joon (Kim Tae-hoon)was looking at Hyeon-joo's tests and decided surgery wasn't the only way. He went to Hyeon-joo, but she wouldn't listen to him and only asked for Saet-byeol's results.
Seok-joon said, "She has a tumor too, but it's very small you can hardly see it. I could see it because I knew it was in the family". Hyeon-joo asked if the tumor will grow along with Saet-byeol and Seok-joon nodded his head.
However, Seok-joon added, "Cancer can be defeated 10 years from now. It's going to be nothing by the time she's your age".
Da-hye (Yoo In-young) went to meet Raymond because he was in Korea and he told her to choose company stocks or the construction of a new building. Da-hye said she wanted to do everything, but Raymond convinced her otherwise. Young-geun (Kong Jung-hwan) asked Da-hye, "Will Kim Do-youngaccept you after he finds out about your past?" and made her angry.
Da-hye came back home upset and yelled at Do-young (Yoon Sang-hyun)to leave her alone. Meanwhile, Seok-joon was looking at Hyeon-joo's recent MRI and was shocked to see something.
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"My Mister" episode 11 recap

On the latest episode of the tvN drama "My Mister", Lee Ji-an (IU) is about to be fired.
Previously, Lee Ji-an said to Park Dong-hoon (Lee Sun-kyun), "I thought you said missing and longing someone can be over with a slap in the head? I want to end it, so slap me". The next day, she took the slippers that she bought for him from his desk drawer and threw them away in the trash bin.
Wang Jeon-moo (Jun Gook-hwan) wanted to make Dong-hoon director, but his team thought of Ji-an as an obstacle and dealt with it. They planned to fire her and Ji-an found out. On the other hand, Yoon (Jung Jae-sung) tried to fabricate a weakness for Dong-hoon.
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"Suits" episode 1 recap

The new KBS 2TV drama "Suits" tells the story of legendary lawyer Choi Kang-seok (Jang Dong-gun) and super rookie lawyer with excellent memory Ko Yeon-woo (Park Hyung-sik).
Choi Kang-seok visited Ko Yeon-woo in prison. How did they get to meet? Choi Kang-seok in a suit was the perfect specimen of a human being.
Choi Kang-seok's charisma is as strong as his ambitions. He doesn't let his emotions overcome him and sees situations with incredible rationality.
Choi Kang-seok also has the guts to make deals with the country's leading politicians. Kang-seok said, "My father used to ask me what kind of card I want to be and I answered, 'I don't want to be someone else's card, but I want to be the person to hold that card.' I didn't choose a card yet and I still have many options".
Kang-seok is an impressive character that explains a character's dreams, abilities and personality. Kang-seok meets Ko Yeon-woo, a young "card", and working with him brings about an amazing partnership.
Jang Dong-gun managed to portray Choi Kang-seok with finesse and control. His comeback to drama has been successful.
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"Switch - Change The World" Episodes 17-18 recap

The immediate question begged by Joon-soo's apparent betrayal is whether it's sincere. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth episodes, we are given every reason to believe that Joon-soo is indeed working against his prior motives of justice. Well, sort of. While Do-chan is fighting the good fight, he has no respect for the rules. Nominally this isn't a big deal. But remember that Joon-soo's entire authority for going after Tae-woong in the first place is that Tae-woong doesn't play by the rules.
Of course a lot of this is borne of necessity. Honestly, I was a little disappointed that Joon-soo was able to solve the bribe problem so easily just by giving Tae-woong a lot of useful intelligence. We saw the cameras. Joon-soo apparently being in possession of a massive bribe is not something that can be easily explained away. And yet, the next time Joon-soo shows up at the office, the main topic of interest is just the curious personality change. Which really wasn't that much more radical than the last one, of course.
The split does give Ha-ra the opportunity to be more obviously useful. Now that Joon-soo isn't around to give legal advice to Do-chan, Ha-ra is the only one that can maintain any control over Do-chan's activites. Granted, Ha-ra does not have very much control. But I like her deductions. Ha-ra seems to be the only character who can actually figure stuff out. Do-chan's various schemes aren't really deductive in nature, they're just brute force.
Take the whole setpiece with the fancy egg. Do-chan is able to gain access to security information mainly just by looking for predictable holes. Even now Tae-woong is underestimating Do-chan, mostly because he assumes that Joon-soo's assistance is going to provide an immediate obvious benefit. Little does Tae-woong know that aside from showing off his fancy scar so far Joon-soo hasn't actually done much of anything.
I actually rather like the multi-factional approach at play here, how we've got corrupt politicians working against thugs working against noble con artists working against corrupt prosecutors working against noble prosecutors. The main issue "Switch - Change The World" has is that plot relevance and interesting characterization are not evenly distributed between the groups. Well, I guess I can hope that Joon-soo will figure out what happened with the egg heist and prove his worth.
Review by William Schwartz

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

"a Poem a Day" episode 10 recap

On the latest episode of the tvN drama "A Poem a Day", Woo Bo-young (Lee Yoo-bi) missed Ye Jae-wook (Lee Joon-hyuk).
Sin Min-ho (Jang Dong-yoon) and his friends headed to the beach for some air. Sin Min-ho took care of Woo Bo-young and tried to comfort her, but she imagined walking the beach with Ye Jae-wook. They were eating clams when Woo Bo-young said to Sin Min-ho, "Eating this makes me thing of Ye Jae-wook". Sin Min-ho just pitied her.
Meanwhile, Woo Bo-young said, "I shouldn't have told him I liked him so that we could at least stay co-workers".
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"The Great Seducer" episode 27 - 28 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "The Great Seducer", Lee Se-joo (Kim Min-jae-I) finally told Eun Tae-hee (Joy) about the plan.
Lee Se-joo tried to stop Kwon Si-hyeon (Woo Do-whan) and Choi Soo-ji (Moon Ga-young) from turning away from each other because of Eun Tae-hee. However, Lee Se-joo realized Kwon Si-hyeon and Choi Soo-ji decided to study abroad. Lee Se-joo tried to convince Kwon Si-hyeon not to.
When Kwon Si-hyeon didn't change his mind, Lee Se-joo targeted Eun Tae-hee. He told her Kwon Si-hyeon tricked her and took her to his hideout to show her proof. Everything Eun Tae-hee, from likes to dislikes, was written there.
Lee Se-joo then turned on a video of Kwon Si-hyeon, Choi Soo-ji and Lee Se-joo planning a seduction. Kwon Si-hyeon had said, "I can only seduce her if there's something we have in common. I don't want to do this. Let's change the key pass code to hers".
Eun Tae-hee recalled the time Kwon Si-hyeon shyly said, "Come to my house. The password is the same as yours". She was shocked to think that everything Kwon Si-hyeon had said and done was a lie.
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"That Man Oh Soo" Episode 16 (Final) recap

Explanations have never been a strong part of "That Man Oh Soo" and I never had any expectations otherwise for the final episode. I figured there would be some weird loophole used to explain how Oh Soo could save Yoo-ri without killing himself, when Oh Soo had already initiated the whole noble suicide process. But what exactly that loophole was, um...I'm still not sure. Somehow "That Man Oh Soo" manages to get to the end without explaining what happened even to Yoo-ri, so of course we get nothing either.
Although aesthetic problems, rather than logical ones, are the real issue with the ending. We get the whole trope of Oh Soo and Yoo-ri meeting again in different circumstances, the implication being that the same love story will start anew. But this ignores how the critical dynamic between Oh Soo and Yoo-ri revolved around their mutual antagonism, and how they kept running into each other because they lived in the same neighborhood.
That's fully irreconcilable with watching these two meet again on a beach, years later, by apparent coincidence. Was Yoo-ri's relationship with Oh Soo really ever even deep enough to sustain that kind of an extended moody break-up? Difficult as it may be to remember now, the very first cliffhanger in "That Man Oh Soo" was about Yoo-ri getting dumped by her long-term boyfriend. The humor then was in watching Yoo-ri try to cope with that while Oh Soo looked on in irritation.
During the scene where Oh Soo was trying to wake up Yoo-ri again, I kept watching in expectation of some sort of callback or reference to that first episode. I halfway wondered whether Oh Soo and Yoo-ri meeting again like this was going to trigger some sort of time paradox. But nothing of the sort happened. We're just left with Yoo-ri acting depressed for awhile and Oh Soo not having much screen time at all and bam, there's the ending.
The subplots are of equally little help. None of the other characters have even so much as a pretense of character growth. The big wedding is never actually seen, the implication being that neither of the side couples were plausible for that purpose. Why wasn't anything in "That Man Oh Soo" ever built up to? That's what I really can't figure out. There were all these establishing scenes and plotlines, yet no follow through. No wonder the ending proved to be so half-baked.
Review by William Schwartz
"That Man Oh Soo" is directed by  Nam Gi-hoon, written by Jung Yoo-seon, and features Lee Jong-hyunKim So-eunKang Tae-ohHeo Jung-min.

"Shall We Kiss First" Episodes 39-40 recap

There are no big dramatics for the final episode of "Shall We Kiss First", which instead focuses on the joyful monotony of daily life. Moo-han may have the occasional scary moment, but he is still able to persist normally, and in fact makes a continued point of doing so. The whole storyline with the cat is great because the old Moo-han would have just decided this wasn't worth the effort. But now? He sees inconvenience, too, as a part of life.
Ironically, looking back at Soon-jin's depression in the early portion of the drama, it was her willingness to pick fights that made the woman come off as so pathetic. Yet when Moo-han (or Soon-jin) engage in similar actions in the present day, the whole performance of demanding attention is cute because they know that, eventually, they will attract each other's attention. This also gives them solidarity in the name of a moral point, however vaguely defined that point may be, just so long as they can find the humor in it.
But that reprieve is only temporary. The scene where Soon-jin is bantering with Mi-ra is brutal. In an instant the attitude turns from light humor to despair, just because Soon-jin accidentally makes a very morbid statement while attempting to sound romantic. Coping with those kinds of mood changes, well, that's been the overall message of "Shall We Kiss First" and the drama has done well when it focuses on that.
The same can't be said of the plot. None of the side characters had meaningful storylines. Kyeong-soo and Ji-min in particular stick out as characters whose pained, ambiguous relationship with Soon-jin did not undergo any meaningful change, and yet it has improved, somehow. I-deun's moving in with Moo-han and Soon-jin unfortunately happened too late to be of much character building interest. We still know almost nothing about Moo-han's subordinates at work, or even his ex-wife.
We can interpret this as giving Moo-han a reason to keep on living. Now that Soon-jin has established the futility of trying to fix lifelong problems in mere months, and pointed out that such thinking is antithetical to the idea of life in general...well, that's the main reason Moo-han is making an effort to stick around. The right emotions are here. Kam Woo-sung and Kim Sun-ah were excellent in the lead roles. But I still feel like "Shall We Kiss First" could have concluded more holistically than this.
Review by William Schwartz
"Shall We Kiss First" is directed by  Son Jeong-hyeon, written by Bae Yoo-mi and features Kam Woo-sungKim Sun-ahOh Ji-ho, and Park Si-yeon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

"The Great Seducer" episodes 25 -26 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "The Great Seducer", Eun Tae-hee (Joy) was furious at her mother Seol Yeong-won (Jun Mi-sun).
Seol Yeong-won went to her daughter's school as she wouldn't answer her calls.
Previously, Eun Tae-hee broke up with Kwon Si-hyeon (Woo Do-hwan) because she knew his father Kwon Seok-woo (Shin Sung-woo) and her mother were seeing each other.
Eun Tae-hee told Seol Yeong-won, "I always suffered because of you. The man that you could never forget about and the reason why dad and I were never in your thoughts is the father of my boyfriend".
When Seol Yeong-won couldn't say anything, Eun Tae-hee said, "How many times do you have to ruin my life? Everything is over thanks to you. Now, just leave me alone".
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"A Poem a Day" episode 9 recap

On the latest episode of the tvN drama "A Poem a Day", Woo Bo-young (Lee Yoo-bi) suddenly told Ye Jae-wook (Lee Joon-hyuk) how she felt about him.
Woo Bo-young told her co-worker, "When I become an official worker, I can stay in this hospital as long as I want so I can see Ye Jae-wook all the time. This is love".
She was humming a song on the stairways and Ye Jae-wook happened to pass by. She blurted out, "I love you" without even realizing it.
However, Ye Jae-wook ran away with the door closed and Woo Bo-young stood there with a blank expression on her face.
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"Shall We Kiss First" Episodes 37-38 recap

I like how Soon-jin is treating Moo-han's stay in the hospital as a stay in the hospital while Moo-han is acting like this is hospice care. Of course Moo-han's outlook has not actually changed in any meaningful way. He's spent the entire drama in self-imposed hospice care, it's just a lot more obvious now because everything is out in the open. Which also adds a morbid sense of humor even to scenes as mundane as Soon-jin eating some fried chicken.
Ah, how I missed the comic relief in "Shall We Kiss First"'s early episodes. These aren't really written jokes. Everything is loaded in the performances. Kim Sun-ah has perfect comedic timing. She even manages to sell laughing at her own jokes as being funny, because it's all in the characterization. To Soon-jin, laughter is how she recovers from the misery of daily life. Besdies, Moo-han is so gloomy that getting him to act with any levity at all feels like a major accomplishment.
Of course there's nothing inherently remarkable about trying to use positive life experiences to deal with the pain caused from bad ones. There's a great metaphor here with Kyeong-soo observing the fallout from the candy company incident on television, and going from that straight to his daughter. Does Ji-soo's existence in any way fix what happened to Kyeong-soo's dead daughter? Obviously not. But he is nonetheless reassured, and can even calm down better with Ji-min.
Even past depressing events become humorous in context. Apparently In-woo and Mi-ra do engage in weird foreplay, as I had assumed from a previous setpiece. Also there are ways that In-woo can reassure Mi-ra, he just never thought of them before because these were, in his mind, lapses in judgment. As much as any other reason, Mi-ra loves In-woo for his eccentricities, and the strange ways that he can express his honest affection in a particularly trying moment.
The backdrop to "Shall We Kiss First" remains inherently depressing. It remains unclear whether Soon-jin can successfully force a happy ending ehre just through positive thinking. But look at how far her attempts have already changed Moo-han's outlook, in addition to her home. Take the attempted suicide scene. Aside from the brilliant fake-out dark comedy joke, there's the obvious character development in how, quite contrary to his behavior in flashback, Moo-han doesn't just walk away. That much is already a miracle, so why can't we have a little more than that?
Review by William Schwartz
"Shall We Kiss First" is directed by Son Jeong-hyeon, written by Bae Yoo-mi and features Kam Woo-sungKim Sun-ahOh Ji-ho, and Park Si-yeon.

"That Man Oh Soo" Episode 15 recap

All right, so there appears to have been another angle to the night stalker subplot. Not that this is all that important. Oh Soo resolves it over a single disaffected scene, wherein he ominously implies that civil liberties don't matter when it comes to crooks. I would have thought it would make more sense to have Yoo-ri solving crimes, what with her being a cop and all. Although Yoo-ri is busy elsewhere here, what with all the moping around over her having lost another boyfriend.
The worldbuilding is interesting at least, although it's way too late for "That Man Oh Soo" to be doing basic exposition. Apparently caretaking the magical tree is not a privilege, but rather a curse. Hence why the magical tree applies such unnecessarily harsh punishments. Apparently the magic tea Yoo-ri drank doesn't even have anything to do with anything, that's just Oh Soo's childish misunderstanding. Which once again begs the question of why Oh Soo doesn't go into the lore of the tree more with Man-soo.
Anyway, in other subplots, Jin-woo is informed that Yoo-ri is very sad, and doesn't really do much of anything. Also Che-ri briefly discusses her extremely short-term focus when it comes to romantic relationships. And Hyo-jin has some kind of technical business excuse for why her relationship with Ga-na is so poorly defined. All of these storylines are so slight it's difficult to guess why they're even in the drama at all.
Well, no, not really. They're in the drama to break up the monotony of the relationship between Oh Soo and Yoo-ri being the main focus, which is why there are secondary characters in any drama. The problem is that none of these relationships have enough distinctive detail to break that monotony. At this point even the dialog is referencing the aggressive clichés in romantic dramas, as if that excuses "That Man Oh Soo" for its blatant shortcomings.
It's not like proper plot construction is all that hard. The leads have decent chemistry, as the callbacks to previous episodes remind us. Time was they were very combative and argumentative, when it came to short-term goals which they always managed to resolve amicably personality differences notwithstanding. I like it when solutions come from characters actively going after the problems. Contrast here when Oh Soo finally comes up with a solution to the only remaining conflict, and it's not even his own solution - someone has to give it to him.
Review by William Schwartz
"That Man Oh Soo" is directed by Nam Gi-hoon, written by Jung Yoo-seon, and features Lee Jong-hyunKim So-eunKang Tae-ohHeo Jung-min.

Monday, April 23, 2018

"Wealthy Son" episodes 19 - 20 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "Wealthy Son", Nam Tae-il (Lee Kyu-han) found out that Lee Kwang-jae (Kim Ji-hoon-I) and Kim Young-ha (Kim Joo-hyun) were going out.
Nam Tae-il saw them together and even heard from Lee Gye-dong (Kang Nam-gil) that he was going to train Lee Kwang-jae to be the heir. Lee Gye-dong later found a picture of Kim Young-ha on Nam Tae-il's desk. He realized Nam Tae-il had a crush on his son Lee Kwang-jae'd girlfriend.
Nam Tae-il thought hard about Kim Young-ha and Lee Kwang-jae and in the end, called Kim Young-ha out. She cried because she was sorry she didn't tell him earlier about Lee Kwang-jae but Nam Tae-il interrupted her and said, "I Like You". She tried to stop him. She tried not to listen to him and changed the subject.
However, Nam Tae-il remained firm and said, "Who do you think I wanted next to me? Do you know how much I looked around for a ring you would like?" Kim Young-ha had to remain silent in front of Nam Tae-il who was always looking out for her and Lee Gye-dong saw them.
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"Live" episode 14 recap

Han Jeong-oh (Jung Yu-mi) and Choi Myeong-ho (Shin Dong-wook) broke up on the latest episode of the tvN drama "Live".
Han Jeong-oh apologized to Choi Myeong-ho for ending the relationship as quickly as it started. She said, "I thought it was alright for me to meet someone else and love someone else. I didn't think I wouldn't hurt".
Choi Myeong-ho comforted her by saying, "I guess I just wasn't right for you. There's no other reason than that".
"It's not you that's not ready to love. It's me. You asked me if I was over Hyeon-soo the day we kissed. But I still can't throw away her pendant. I couldn't answer you, so I guess I haven't gotten over her".
Han Jeong-oh said, "How can you forget someone you've been with for 3 years and became a policeman with in just 2 years? That's too greedy".
Choi Myeong-ho told her to meet someone better than him and they clarified things with their co-workers too.
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"Shall We Live Together" episode 12 recap

Lee Sang-woo chose to cover up Han Ji-hye's divorce.
Eun-tae's (Lee Sang-woo) feelings for Yoo-ha (Han Ji-hye) became greater after learning about her secret.
Yoo-ha begged Eun-tae to stay by her to save her daughter Eun-soo. He agreed as Eun-soo was in critical condition without blood treatment. Eun-tae felt dizzy after donating too much blood and Yoo-ha felt bad.
Yoo-ha offered to clear Eun-tae's overseas medical service costs. When Eun-tae asked if she was offering her own money she said, "I don't have that kind of money I can try if you become Eun-soo's exclusive blood donor. She needs you". Eun-tae wondered if she would keep her word even after Eun-soo was well enough and Yoo-ha said, "I'd write a contract. Eun-soo is all I have and you're the only one who can save her. I won't break a promise I risked my daughter's life for". Yoo-ha decided she would work on a project team that attracted hospital investments while hiding the fact that she wasn't married into the Haeya Group anymore in order to keep her promise with Eun-tae.
However, while talking with Eun-soo, Eun-tae learned that Yoo-ha was divorced. He realized she'd been daring to keep the promise she made to him. He recalled what Yoo-ha said and started feeling differently for her. He also watched her take Eun-soo home by subway.
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"My Husband Oh Jak-doo" episode 16 recap

On the latest episode of the MBC drama "My Husband Oh Jak-doo", Oh Jak-doo (Kim Kang-woo) and Han Seung-joo (UEE), who decided to go their own ways, reunited and a new story is about to be born.
Oh Jak-doo was tired of the flashes and attention he got from the people at Oh Hyuk's first official event and he headed to Han Seung-joo's house where he found peace. Han Seung-joo had missed him all night, too.
The consultants of "Oh Hyuk's Documentary" only sought ratings and even mentioned the grandfather's death for the sake of money. Oh Jak-doo couldn't take that anymore and headed to Han Seung-joo's once again. She was the only one who could give him peace at heart amongst the people who just wanted to use him.
Meanwhile, Han Seung-joo was threatened by In-pyo that Oh Hyuk could be destroyed through the documentary. She couldn't accept Oh Jak-doo in danger or ignore him so she made a final decision.
She said to Oh Jak-doo, "If you need a producer for the documentary, I'll do it!"
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"The Good Witch" episodes 31- 32 recap

On the latest episode of the SBS drama "The Good Witch", Seon-hee (Lee Da-hae) had no choice but to watch Do-hee and Woo-jin's (Ryu Soo-young) wedding.
Lee Da-hae plays the passionate and ambitious Do-hee as well as Seon-hee, Do-hee's twin sister, who gives up her double life for her sister's comeback.
Seon-hee cries alone as she can't express her true feelings for Woo-jin who she likes. She's like a mermaid who can't speak her own feelings and just disappears like bubbles.
Seon-hee supported Do-hee's choice of Woo-jin because she thought her sister was genuine towards him, but Do-hee just sees him as a stepping stone to get to her success.
Meanwhile, in the process of going in for their engagement, Woo-jin let go of Do-hee's hand when he saw Seon-hee.
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"Grand Prince" episode 16 recap

Seong Ja-hyeon (Jin Se-yun) patted a scared baby prince to sleep with a warm smile on her face on the latest episode of the TV Chosun "Grand Prince".
This scene was taken on a set in Ansung on the 15th of April. Jin Se-yun was worried that the child actor would be tired during the night-time shoot. She tried to get as friendly as she could with the actor prior to the shoot so that he didn't shy away from her.
This scene of Seong Ja-hyeon's kindness stands out while the bloody war is reaching its peak.
"Grand Prince" can be seen every Saturday and Sunday at 22:50 KST.
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"Children of a Lesser God" episode final recap

On the final episode of the OCN drama "Children of a Lesser God", the key characters were destroyed due to the 'Heaven's Door' case.
Joo Ha-min (Shim Hee-seop) woke up at the sight of Kim San (Kim Ok-bin) who risked her life to save him and helped her reveal the truth about Wang Mok-sa (Jang Gwang),
When Wang's plans failed, Joo Ha-min tricked Gook Han-joo, who had tried to hide, and handed him to the police. However, Joo Ha-min was attacked on his way back to Kim Dan and he died with the last words, "I did my best to start over, but I'm here again. I wanted to see her for the last time".
However, Cheon Jae-in and Joo Ha-min had planned this as they knew Gook Han-joo's people would attack Joo Ha-min. Cheon Jae-in made it look like Joo Ha-min was murdered. Two years later, Joo Ha-min was running a small store in a deserted neighborhood and met Cheon Jae-in and Kim Dan once again.
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Friday, April 20, 2018

"My Mister" episode 10 recap

On the latest episode of the tvN drama "My Mister", Park Dong-hoon (Lee Sun-kyun) was careful with his words in front of his wife, Kang Yoon-hee (Lee Ji-ah).
Park Dong-hoon went home with bruises on his face. He'd been beaten up by Lee Gwang-il (Chang Ki-yong) because he'd stuck up for Lee Ji-an (IU).
However, he hid this fact from Kang Yoon-hee and told her he got the bruise while playing soccer.
Kang Yoon-hee cried. She felt guilty that he knew about her affair. Lee Ji-an had told her that he knew everything.
Source : news.nate.com/view/20...
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"Let's Watch the Sunset" episodes 19 - 20 recap

On the latest episodes of the MBC drama "Let's Watch the Sunset", Kim Do-yeong (Yoon Sang-hyun) was devastated to hear that Nam Hyeon-joo (Han Hye-jin) was going to die.
Do-yeong went to Nam Hyeon-joo's house using their daughter Kim Saet-byul (Lee Na-yoon) as an excuse. He told her he would sleepover and she said, "Please be successful and have a good life".
Do-yeong said, "I'm coming back tomorrow too. I think Saet-byul wants me here so you just have to deal with it". However, Nam Hyeon-joo didn't agree and drove him out.
Nam Jin-tae (Jang Yong) called Do-yeong and told him, "Good job". In the end, Do-yeong couldn't take it and started crying.
Saet-byul asked Nam Hyeon-joo if she hated her daddy and Nam Hyeon-joo answered 'no'. Saet-byuk added, "I can't sleep for some reason tonight. Maybe it's because daddy came and went".
Sin Da-hye (Yoo In-young) asked Do-yeong how bad Hyun-joo was and he said, "She doesn't have much time. Let me be with her until then".
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"Mystery Queen Season 2" episode 16 (final) recap

On the final episode of the KBS 2TV drama "Mystery Queen Season 2", Yoo Seol-ok (Choi Kang-hee) cried because Yoon Mi-joo's (Jo Woo-ri) boyfriend Ko Si-hwan (Ha Hwe-jung) was found dead.
He was pointed out as a likely suspect in the death of Yoon Mi-joo.
Ko Si-hwan was found dead in his car. There was a will and burnt charcoal in the car and it looked like suicide.
Yoo Seol-ok cried, "I can't believe it! You said we'll find the culprit together!" Ha Wan-seung (Kwon Sang-woo) comforted her.
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"Switch - Change The World" Episodes 15-16 recap

In episode fifteen, we see Do-chan swagger in with a nice suit, completely in his element as the guy who is always running a con, to the point he'll even say so directly. Then, in episode sixteen, we see Tae-woong walk down the stairs in a typically loud brightly colored outfit, knowing full well that everyone takes orders from him and that's what matters. Here are two very different, yet equally effective ways of running a room.
Anyway, as far as the actual plot goes, Tae-woong has come up with a new evil scheme that he is reasonably sure can't be traced back to him. The implications are obvious enough. I liked how Ha-ra quickly catches on to the suspicious circumstances of the suicide. Whether Do-chan was actually surprised at Ha-ra's deductions or if he was just playing dumb is unclear. That's the problem with a drama that's conceptually all about retroactive plot twists. It's hard to tell how ignorant anyone actually is at any given moment.
The con artist setpieces are strong enough. The whole bit where Do-chan pretends to be a doctor is brilliant. The performance is a perfect combination of faux intellectualism, cold reading, and Do-chan abusing information he already has access to. The plan goes so well that the turnabout is legitimately surprising. Do-chan and Tae-woong are both fundamentally arrogant men, so they always win or lose at a perceived high point.
In general Jung Woong-in tends to play really good villains. They're always evil guys, but they're smart enough not to be too obvious about it. I love how Tae-woong's games of Chinese Chess with Do-chan play out more like poker than they do anything to do with the actual rules of Chinese Chess, because that's really what they are. It's just an excuse for Tae-woong and Do-chan to eye each other for possible weaknesses, and both men are fully aware of this.
This last fact is a bit apropos of nothing, but I should note that the reason I refer to Mister Ppeong by that name is because he sells "ppeong", which is the Korean word for beer nuts, which are commonly eaten with fried chicken, and Ha-ra's mom runs a fried chicken restaurant. It's odd how that specific subplot sticks in my memory. Joon-soo's big confrontation at the cliffhanger should really command a lot more attention. The possible twists in that case are just easier to telegraph is all.
Review by William Schwartz