Kdrama Recaps

New Beginnings Sept 2014

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Age Ending in 9 Boys is all slapstick and superstition. It’s a Friday-Saturday 16 episode rom-com about three brothers and an uncle whose ages end in 9. Mom visits a psychic who informs her that they are “Plus Nine” boys which means that they will have a lot of bad luck in the coming year. Recap on Couch Kimchi, Watch on Viki DramaBay

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What’s With This Family? is a 50 episode weekend family drama. Every family has its issues but what happens when the patriarch in the family is not happy with the behaviors of his children? Cha Bong Soon (Yoo Dong-Geun) does not intend to just sit back and take bad treatment from his three adult children – Cha Kang Shim (Kim Hyun-Joo), Cha Gang Jae (Yoon Park) and Cha Dal Bong (Park Hyung-Sik) – and decides to take legal action against them. With such chaos going on in her family, Kang Shim has a tough time focusing on her job as secretary to Moon Tae Joo (Kim Sang-Kyung), the very demanding second-in-command of the Daeoh Company. Will Tae Joo get sucked into the Cha family drama as well? Viki, DramaBay

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Blade Man (English) Iron Man (Korean) is a 20 episode fantasy romance about a man (Lee Dong-Wook) who has knives coming out of his upper body because of the pain that his heart’s been through and a woman (Shin Se-Kyung) who helps him become human with her unconditional love. The drama will premiere on Wednesday, September 10, following Joseon Gunman. I really don’t know what to say but it looks pretty. DramaBeans DramaBay

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— 17 hours ago with 1 note
#plus nine boys  #what happens to my family?  #Korean  #Iron Man  #blade man 
High School Love-On ♥ Recap O7

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This will be a short recap because it’s mostly about mass bullying. Angel and WHyun are happily reconsidering their relationship, and she is trying to choose between loving a human and going back to being an angel. But there are several happenings that strongly influence her decision.

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Because of jealousy and hatred, the bullies unite to bring Angel down. They frame her for stealing. The teachers believe the planted evidence and WHyun doesn’t know what to believe. Only Umbrella doesn’t waver. Angel is willing to take the injustice but not WHyun’s distrust. Now she understands what it feels like to be a heroine in a drama.

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Even Gram notices the change in Angel. She is being cold to WHyun and doesn’t have an appetite. Whyun isn’t telling anything either. Gram keeps trying to get in touch with WHyun’s father but he isn’t available. She turns to his mother but the witch refuses to take responsibility for WHyun.

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The bullies ask why Umbrella only cares about Angel? It’s because she is completely different from them. Everything they do drives the guys farther away.

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The entire class unites against Angel and WHyun tries to get her to go home. Staying won’t solve anything but running won’t either. It’s only hard because he doesn’t believe her. Unbrella tells him that Angel is only targeted because Bullie likes WHyun and Bully hates him. It’s going to get worse.

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Angel is under attack and WHyun come to the rescue. The physical abuse accelerates as verbal abuse continues and WHyun loses it. He beats the bully until Umbrella pulls him off and the teacher comes in.

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Guardians are called in and, of course, the judgment goes in favor of the money. WHyun is given community service and Bully gets off free. Umbrella hits Bully again for good measure and says money is all Bully has to boast about.

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Angel crashes the meeting and takes the blame. She was being accused and bullied. WHyun and Umbrella tried to protect her and ended up fighting the bully. Umbrella says Bully deserved to be hit and he would have done it if WHyun hadn’t. Bully’s father is embarrassed and excuses himself.

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Reaper asks Angel if she truly realizes how much trouble she is causing WHyun by being there. Love changes because of trouble and if she stays, neither she nor WHyun will be happy. So she chooses to go back. Viki

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— 2 days ago with 2 notes
#high school love on  #episode 07  #recap  #Nam Woo-Hyun  #Kim Sae-Ron  #Lee Sung-Yeol  #Infinite 
High School Love-On ♥ Recap O6

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WHyun confesses to Angel and she is startled. Humans say strange things when they have heat exhaustion. It’s a violation to throw a pitch when she’s not up to bat. She runs and Umbrella follows. Angel apologizes for lying to him. She starts to tell him she is really an angel but stops.

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The bullies are whining out loud about WHyun’s confession and threatening eavesdroppers while Angel is shutting WHyun out. It’s really awkward. Neither WHyun nor Angel know what to do in this situation.

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Gram suddenly decides to close the restaurant and go on vacation. But she is really going to the hospital for tests. Turns out she has some kind of terminal disease. She asks the doctor to give her something to ease the pain until she can set things in order and puts the restaurant up for sale. She doesn’t know what to do with YHyun since she doesn’t want to send him to the witch.

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The rumor of WHyun’s confession has spread and everyone is teasing them. Since they live together and are not cousins a lot of speculating is going on.

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Angel goes to the restaurant early to help Gram prepare but the store is closed. WHyun thinks it’s just an excuse to spend time with him. They still don’t know the she is in the hospital and has put the place up for sale.

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WHyun finally catches up with Angel and refuses to accept a rejection. She says that’s not it. She is still uncertain about her feelings. He promises to wait until she knows. But she can’t run away from him anymore. Then he asks her to spend the day with him tomorrow.

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Next day Hyun teaches Angel to ride a bike but she doesn’t need much teaching. He gives her a push and off she goes. She is a fast learner or athletically inclined. But he thinks it because he taught her well. WHyun is good at cooking, riding bikes, and all sorts of things.

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Gram predicted that WHyun would get a girlfriend and that they would go on a picnic. Angel wishes she was there so she could tell her. So they call and she keeps up the vacation ruse. They think Gram is happily on vacation when she is actually getting a death sentence from the doctor.

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That evening, WHyun takes Angel to see fireworks. He puts his hands over her ears to make it even more beautiful. He’s really being nice to her. But she keeps talking about humans as though she isn’t one.

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WHyun searches the Internet for ways to get closer to Angel. He chooses to share a scary movie on his phone but he is more frightened than she is. ManAngel sneaks into the house and turns off the lights and WHyun faints.

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Seems like the man angel is a rogue and does all kind of things to avoid the reaper. He even assaults a policeman who is in the process of interrogating bullies. Rogue gets arrested and Reaper doesn’t follow.

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WHyun asks how Angel liked today and she says it was fun, especially when he passed out. What happens in dramas with music and candlelight? Angel blushes. She cooks for him the next morning but it isn’t very good.

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Angel is on cleanup duty at the school and Reaper helps. He has found a way for her to go back. All she has to do is renew her vows and she can return to being an angel in 7 days. He hands her a Black Note that he got from an angel who voluntarily gave up his position and warns her to guard her heart.

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Angel meets a girl at school who is reading a book about angels. The angel in the book becomes human after falling in love with one. But can an angel really have human emotions? She hasn’t finished reading the book.

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WHyun goes to help his friend and Angel learns that Gram has put the restaurant up for sale. She calls Gram who says not to worry. Gram will take care of it and please don’t tell WHyun.

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Meanwhile, WHyun is helping his friend sew dolls. He takes one for payment and gives it to Angel. She is happy to get a matching doll for the one she found at the dump. And they walk home holding the doll’s hands. (Earlier, Bullie tricked Angel into meeting her so she could drop something in her purse and accuse her of stealing it. Does she never learn?) DramaBay

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— 4 days ago
#high school love on  #Nam Woo-Hyun  #Kim Sae-Ron  #Lee Sung-Yeol  #Infinite  #Korean drama  #episode 06  #recap 
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— 1 week ago
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High School Love-On ♥ Recap O5

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Angel and Umbrella arrive just in time for her to use her powers to stop Bully’s motorcycle from running WHyun down. Then she faints in Umbrella’s arms again. WHyun starts to fight back and Umbrella joins him. A man angel stops the fight and sends the bullies on their way.

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Angel treats the wounds on WHyun’s face with athlete’s foot cream and praises him for trusting Umbrella. WH warns her to stop fainting in Umbrella’s arms.

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Not only does he warn her but researches what could possibly be wrong. He decides it must be narcolepsy so he prepares a breakfast full of kiwis and dates so she won’t be fainting at all. It’s also for Gram who isn’t feeling well.

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The school board meets to discuss the cheating incident and decide to sweep it under the rug since Bully is the son of a politician. Stepmom objects on the basis that a student could be scarred for life but they wonder why she cares so much. Is there a student who is special to her?

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Bully confronts the guy who helped him cheat and say he owes him. Cheater stands up to him this time and asks who he thinks they will believe?

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Cheater isn’t the only one to confront Bully. There are a couple of others including one of the bullie girls. Angel confronts him with a band-aid.

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There is a group project but everyone bails and leaves Angel and WHyun to do it. Angel draws a line and tells WHyun not to cross it to see if he would be tempted. Of course he crosses the line.

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CopDad is at the dentist for an implant and he is scared. Someone said that implants hurt really bad. But he doesn’t want Umbrella to know that he is getting old. Being a good father is a priority. Then he goes to eat with his son.

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Angel is a bit nervous when WHyun helps her with her apron. He reminds her that they are cousins and she chides him for lying. Bullie girl is devastated.

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WHyun brings Gram breakfast and reminds her that he has no one but her. If anything happens to her who will tell him what to do? She says it’s just old age not to worry. But when he leaves she goes to the bathroom and barfs.

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Bullie takes Angel aside and asks if she likes WHyun? She never really thought about it. Apparently Bullie’s mom bullies her to the point that she wants to die and WHyun is her reason for continuing to breathe. WHyun calls while they are talking and Angel doesn’t answer. Besides that, when she gets back to the restaurant she treats him coldly but her heart is hurting.

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In Gym class, Bullie pretends to hurt her ankle helping Angel clean up and gets WHyun to take her to the nurses office. She starts complaining to him about her mom and he says she is lucky to have a mom.

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Umbrella invites Angel to get ice cream. She takes him to a cosmetic shop to buy lipstick for Gram hoping it will make her feel better. ManAngel gives them ice cream for free since he is starting a new business. Angel invites Umbrella to the restaurant for spicy rice cakes because he is “a good male human.”

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Ice cream drips on Umbrella’s sleeve and he goes to clean it off. While he is gone, Reaper appears and she thanks him for helping with the necklace. Without angels mere humans have to depend on luck. But why is it unlucky being human? Reaper tells her to guard her heart if she doesn’t want to disappear like the ice cream. Umbrella returns and wonders why she is talking to herself.

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Setpmom finally gets the courage to go to Gram’s restaurant and tries to give her money to make WHyun transfer schools again. Being around her real son makes her uncomfortable. But why should he have to suffer for his deadbeat mom’s happiness? WHyun, Umbrella, and Angel arrive and ask what the Math teacher is doing there. Gram returns the money saying teacher forgot it. WHyun tells Gram that’s his Ethics teacher. Kids call her “the witch”.

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At home, Witch flashes back to when she gave WHyun the necklace and abandoned him. One necklace has a lock and the other has a key. She cries.

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Angel gives Gram the lipstick she bought at the cosmetic store. Gram likes it an offers to tell her fortune using Go-Stop cards. There are times when it’s accurate. She does it just for fun. Cards say that Angel is luck guest and WHyun found love. WHyun chides them for learning so much about life from dramas.

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Angel, Umbrella, WHyun and Bullie go biking. Bullie tells Angel to stay out of sight because she is going to confess to WHyun. WHyun rejects Bullie and asks Angel to come to him. DramaBayChoi

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— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#high school love on  #episode 05  #recap  #nam woo-hyun  #Kim Sae-Ron  #Lee Sung-Yeol  #Choi Soo Rin  #Kim Min Young  #Jung Jae Soon 
High School ♥ Love-On ♥ Reflections

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The Infinite boys (Nam Woo-Hyun and Lee Sung-Yeol) are really cute. WooHyun frequently says the opposite of what he means and his bravado gets him in a lot of trouble. SungYeol (Umbrella) is the smartest kid in school and helps WH and Angel out a lot.  It’s hard to believe that the heroine in this story, Angel (Kim Sae-Ron) is only 14-15 years old and has already been in 8 movies and 8 dramas. She is the star that makes the drama worth watching.

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It seems like Angel turned human because of her interest in humans via KDramas (not because she saved WHyun). She interprets everything through her drama lens and longs for the human experience. She still has powers but using them drains all her energy and they are gradually fading.

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Math teacher, StepMom, DeadbeatMom abandoned her own son for her happiness and even worse, she tries to get him transferred to another school because he makes her uncomfortable. But Gram is having none of that. WHyun already transferred once because of a stalker’s mom. Bad StepMom! Although CopDad has good intentions he is rather clueless.

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No wonder Unbrella hates StepMom although he doesn’t know everything. He blames her for breaking up his parents marriage. Umbella is nice to nearly everyone except StepMom. She is nice to him until she suspects him of helping a cheater. Then her true colors manifest. WHyun tells her Umbrella is innocent but she doesn’t want proof because it’s dangerous physically and politically.

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Gram is amazing! She runs a restaurant on top of raising WHyun and taking in Angel. She knows when to fight and when to bow out. But it looks like she has a serious illness. If she doesn’t tell anyone, who will help?

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There’s another human angel that shows up from time to time. At first he seems like a janitor at the school, then a homeless man, and next an entrepreneur giving out free ice cream. The Korean bully culture has me baffled. Older kids bully younger kids. The rich bully the poor. The police bully victims. Most are confrontational although many choose to remain victims rather than explain or defend themselves and suffer the fallout. is there no justice?

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— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#high school love on  #nam woo-hyun  #Kim Sae-Ron  #Lee Sung-Yeol  #Infinite 
New Beginnings

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   It’s not surprising to me that the The Three Musketeers opening was awesome, but check out Dramabeans recap of episode 1. Set in the Joseon Dynasty period. Drama series follows the Crown Prince Sohyeon (Lee Jin-Wook), his warriors Heo Seung-Po (Yang Dong-Geun) and An Min-Seo (Jung Hae-In) and Park Dal-Hyang (Jung Yong-Hwa) who is taking his military exam.
   Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s 1844 novel,"The Three Musketeers" the Korean Drama will consist of three series (or seasons) with each consisting of 12 episodes (one per week).”The Three Musketeers” is the first tvN drama series to air on Sundays. Watch on DramaBay.

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Discovery of Romance also started well. Han Yeo-Reum (Jung Yu-Mi) is in love with her boyfriend Ha-Jin (Sung Joon ), but her ex-boyfriend, Kang Tae-Ha (Eric) misses her and shows up at a most opportune time. “Discovery of Romance” takes over the KBS2 Mon & Tue 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Trot Lovers” and will be followed by “Cantable Tomorrow" October, 2014. Eric & Jung Yu-Mi previously starred together in 2007 MBC drama series "Que Sera Sera". Watch on DramaBay Recaps on DramaBeans

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My Secret Hotel is described as a mystery rom-com. A divorced couple meet again as a wedding planner and a potential groom. Sang-Hyo (Yoo In-Na) is the manager for the wedding department of a hotel. She is a perfectionist with a bright personality. She meets her ex-husband Hae-Young (Jin Lee-Han) as a client at the hotel. Sang-Hyo and Hae-Young were in love, married, and divorced in less than 100 days. Her ex, Hae-Young (Jin Lee-Han) is a famous architect. 
   Sung-Gyeom (Namgung Min) is Sang-Hyo’s boss. The murder case that brings about a crisis at the hotel is related to his personal history. He is in a love triangle with Sang-Hyo and Eun-Joo Lee Young-Eun). Eun-Joo works as public relations manager for the hotel and she is ambitious.
Watch on DramaBayRecaps on Koala’s Playground.

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— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#three musketeers  #discovery of romance  #discovery of love  #my secret hotel 
New Beginnings

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Surplus Princess (The Idle Mermaid) may be the most promising new drama of the season since it is cuteness overload and starts out with a passionate underwater kiss. Ha-Ni (Jo Bo-Ah) is a mermaid. For a man she is in love with, she becomes a human being and begins to live at the Ingyeo House. The house is for people who are preparing to land their first jobs. To permanently become a human being, Ha-Ni must make the man love her within 100 days. There is one episode weekly Thursdays on Viki, DramaBay,  GoodDrama, and DramaFire. Recaps

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It’s Okay. There’s Love is about a house full of psychos and shrinks with psychiatric problems. It’s packed with dark humor and surprises. Jang Jae-Yeol is a schizophrenic mystery writer and radio DJ. Ji Hae-Soo is going through her first year fellowship in psychiatry at a University Hospital. After she meets Jang Jae-Yeol, her life goes through big changes. It airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on Viki, DramaFever, DramaBay, and KDrama. It’s being recapped on DramaBeans and CouchKimchi.
   Night Watchman’s Journal was promoted as a ghost story but it is really demonic. I trashed it when the demonized king was planning to murder his devoted wife to marry a witch. Actually the night after the second episode I dreamed that I was casting demons out of the lead characters. No fun. 

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— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#surplus princess  #the idle mermaid  #it's okay its love  #night watchman's journal 
High School ♥ Love-On ♥ Recap O4

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WHyun finds Angel and she gives him the necklace. She smells bad and he asks if she fell in. How did he know? If she has to fall at least she should fall in love. She momentarily sees Reaper (who secretly helped her with the necklace) but he disappears and she faints, probably from trying to use her powers.

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WHyun piggybacks Angel home and notices that she has a fever. So he puts her down in his bed and takes care of her. He even gets medicine.

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When Angel gets her energy back she goes downstairs and finds WHyun sleeping on the couch. She covers him and goes outside. He goes outside where she is stretching and gives her the cell phone he bought before. He puts his number as the first 10 on speed dial. He denies having her number but threatens to confiscate the phone if she doesn’t answer when he calls.

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The first thing Angel does with her new cell phone is to take a selca. WHyun shows her how to do it properly. But the first phone number she gets after his Umbrella’s. She wants to get Grandma’s and her other important people.

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WHyun accidentally eats crab and has a sever allergic reaction. Umbrella’s mom has a reaction to the soup as well and they are both taken to the emergency room. Gram says that WHyun’s mother was allergic to seafood.

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The test is in a couple of days and Angel wants WHyun to study. He doesn’t want to because he just got out of the hospital. She wants to know what number she is on his phone but he won’t tell until she leaves. She is #1.

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At school, Angel and WHyun stop to get soft drinks and the bullies try to separate them. bullie #1 invites WHyun to study with her while bully #2 escorts Angel away. WHyun ignores the invitation and walks away.

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(Fast forward past the bully time) Angel tries to help YHyun study and he isn’t cooperative. He blows bubbles and she wants to learn how. She finds it difficult. Then she asks about his relationship with the bullie girl. He accuses her of being jealous but when she leaves he admits that it’s him that’s jealous.

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Bully forces a smart student to get him the test questions and he gets caught. But he lies about it and says that Umbrella gave him the answers getting him in a lot of trouble with his stepmom. WHyun goes to Stepmom and tells her that Umbrella is innocent. She tells him that bringing proof will put him in danger. (I skipped over a lot of bulling in this episode but this is the worst. Bully and his friends catch WHyun, beat him, and worse.) DramaBay

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— 2 weeks ago
#high school love on  #nam woo-hyun  #Kim Sae-Ron  #Lee Sung-Yeol  #Infinite  #Korean  #episode 04  #recap