Hey, it’s my 100th post! How did that happen?
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Let’s see, what’s left to wrap up before Seoyoung My Daughter ends? Quite a lot, actually. I wasn’t sure the Ho Jeong/Sang Woo marriage would last, but now I’d be surprised if it didn’t. Everything else is still in development, although the clues to where many of the other storylines are going have been, shall we say, generous?
Why does Sang Woo lie to Seo Young about Mi Kyung – surely noona knows his lying face. And hasn’t he grasped yet that lies never turn out well? Sheesh, that’s the whole moral of Seoyoung My Daughter. Catch up, Sang Woo.
I can’t believe Gang Sun is making Ji Seon clean her house (and that Ji Seon’s doing it)! Just like Ji Seon can’t believe Woo Jae’s being sweet, unless he’s sick, grieving or crazy. Take note oppa! Even oma thinks “nice” is not your strong suit. I guess it makes sense for Woo Jae to really start changing his behavior with mom rather than Seo Young, since that’s where his dismissal of what women say about their own feelings began. Ki Beom’s chickens are coming home to roost, with all his kids taking mom’s side. But can it ever be a big enough comeuppance to satisfy? We can only dream.
How Ji Seon and Gang Sun will end up is still a mystery. The lack of foreshadowing makes me fear they’ll go back to their husbands. Not that I’d mind so much in Gang Sun’s case, but it would be a tough break for Min Seok. Too bad Gang Sun wasn’t home when Ji Seon wondered out loud why she objected to Min Seok’s commercial. She needs to hear that from someone richer than her. But I wonder if Ji Seon’s words carry the same weight in Gang Sun’s mind now that she’s divorcing the rich man (and cleaning up after Gang Sun).
Finally, Sam Jae and Shim Duk are going out. That took long enough!
Aigoo, halmeoni blaming herself for her abusive son. It’s all her fault because she’s poor?!
LOVED the look on Ki Beom’s face when Seo Young asked for more money. Priceless!
I understand Seo Young being upset about everything that happened around her without her knowledge, but how is it her fault that Mi Kyung kept her family a secret so that Sang Woo didn’t know she was his sister-in-law? What does she think she could’ve done if she’d known? Even if her secret hadn’t come out, and she divorced Woo Jae under some pretext so Mi Kyung could marry Sang Woo, does she really think the Kang parents would’ve been OK with their daughter marrying their son’s ex’s brother? Oh, wait, there I go being logical again. Mianhae.
Woo Jae wanted Seo Young to live her life free, and without pressure?? You mean pressure like crashing her opening day party, and her first independent gig, forcing her to eat with him, showing up unannounced at her home and work after she’s repeatedly told him she doesn’t want to see him, showering her with unwanted gifts, and insisting they should be friends? Is he listening to himself?!
Ho Jeong’s friend isn’t much of a friend. Some things just don’t need to be said. Even though we know she’s right about the blog, seems like she ought to be focusing on the fact that Sang Woo wants to make Ho Jeong feel loved.
Ji Seon has smartened up considerably, using Ki Beom’s obsession with image against him – hoist with his own petard. Delicious :)
Not appreciating Sang Woo’s tough love pep talk to Seo Young, though he made exactly the points I was thinking about Mi Kyung. And of course, he’s entirely right about Woo Jae. But accusing her of making herself a victim is a little thick. And that snarky comment about him only taking on things he could handle! I hope karma gives him a good kick in the butt for that one.
Oh, no, are they going to kill off Sam Jae, or is he just saying he has a stomach ache to leave more food for his date/boss(!)? Do I hear the snap crackle pop of rising suds?
I know Woo Jae was really suffering in his office at the thought of never again seeing Seo Yeong, and it’s not Lee Sang Yoon’s fault – he’s brilliant at looking pained – but his shirt was such a beautiful color, it’s all I could look at.
Aww, poor Ho Jeong. She doesn’t really have any right to expect more with Sang Woo, but she should trust her instincts a little. As for the cliffhanger, I’m keeping my fingers crossed she just fainted from fear and he was really a nice man despite his scary looks, or too drunk to even notice her and just looking for a place to pee, or at worst, a mugger who stole her phone, but not (please!) a rapist. They wouldn’t do that to Ho Jeong, would they? The audience would not like that.
See, I told you he was really a nice man. Shame on you for jumping to conclusions based on appearances. Though I gotta say running into a dark alley to escape from street harassment was not Ho Jeong’s brightest moment. She needs to take a page from Ji Seon’s book.
Running to the sister of the man you think just rejected you is also a puzzling choice. And how did Ho Jeong know where Seo Young lives? But Seo Young can’t resist Ho Jeong any better than I can. Even when her heart is broken, she still bubbles. If Ho Jeong was a blog, “I feel your pain” would be her tagline.
At least karma administered the butt kicking Sang Woo so richly deserved, quite promptly, in fact. That makes me happy :) And they are so adorable as a real couple.
Wish I could disagree with Gyeong Ho about Mi Kyung’s emotional priorities, but the idea of emotionally distracted Mi Kyung as a doctor has disturbed me more than once. I hate that they make the only female doctor a hyper-reactive flake. Argh.
I think Warden Gang Sun is learning a lot from her houseguest. Mostly things she doesn’t want to know. Love the Roomba, though. It’s such a Ji Seon solution :) Kim Hye Ok had a job to make Ji Seon likable in her petulant, hysterical days, but she managed to show a charming side to her childlikeness. Now that she’s calmer, we see a lot more of that sense of wonder and discovery. It’s quite engaging.
Speaking of childlikeness, Sung Jae and Min Seok playing patty cake is so, so right, right?
Feelings behind the Ji Seon-Magician reunion? JJinja?! Followed by When a Man Loves a Woman when Ki Beom replaces the Magician? Seriously!? Makes me wonder, not for the first time, if Koreans realize how lightly Americans take our own pop music. Apparently Kpop is king (and queen) in Korea, and it’s the rock bands that can’t get a gig. Which is too bad, because Korean rock bands can be quite good. WAY better than American pop singers.
Winter hiking. Brr! I know it’s all symbolic of seeing the larger picture and everything, but I’ll have my meaningful flashbacks in front of a roaring fire with a large mug of cocoa, thank you very much. You’d think someone who sells outdoor wear for a living would know to cover his head when cold (and carry a parka in his SUV). Boy rescues girl from sexual harassment is wearing rather thin (especially as an enhancement to stalking), but at least Seo Young gets to rescue him back because he didn’t wear sensible shoes.
Seo Yeong calls Mi Kyung “hey, young lady” (politely), as if they are strangers. Mi Kyung’s sort of got the right idea about not letting her personal life affect work, but as usual, she’s going overboard. I don’t want an emotionally cut-off doctor any more than a flaky one. Wanna bet she and Gyeong Ho have a lesson yet to learn together about that? And what’s with the change of bangs so she looks more like Sung Jae? Is she feeling the love now that she knows he’s her biological brother?
I’m with Sam Jae – seems a bit early in Seo Young’s new practice to be taking a mental health day. Can’t agree with Seo Young, however, that everyone around her is more of an adult than she is. Adults are precious few in Seoyoung My Daughter! I can’t think of one, can you? Oh, wait – Seon Woo’s law partner. But maybe he just seems that way because we hardly know him. When Seo Young got so shook up by Sam Jae’s visit, I kept waiting for her to remember her own advice to Eun Ho about his dad not being the only thing in his life. Physician, health thyself.
As for Yun Hui’s explanation for her collaboration with Woo Jae, it won’t wash. If she reads Seo Young’s mind for her, how will Seo Young ever learn to read her own? Didn’t Seo Young herself make that very point quite recently? For those who think the ends justify the means, what if both of them had left Seo Young alone (as Sang Woo advised) to come to her own conclusions in her own time?
I guess employment records aren’t confidential in Korea. The wedding secret is long overdue for uncovering, but wouldn’t it be a lot simpler just to ask him? Too rational again? Cheseong hamnida. Tough habit to kick…
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