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WGM ♥ Global2 ♥ Recap 02

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Ari is excited that Key is coming to her photo shoot but He has some tricks up his sleeve. She likes toppoki but doesn’t eat sundae so he is determined to make her try it since she made him eat carrots. He orders for the whole staff.

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About the time Ari tells everyone that Key is coming, he calls and lies that he can’t make it. She shows her disappointment in the first set of photos.

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Key is playing a practical joke on Ari but she doesn’t find it funny. She is supposed to pose as a woman in love but her expression needs to be brighter.

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Key was watching the photo shoot but Ari didn’t see him. And she isn’t happy to see him later. His little trick hurt and made her angry.

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Key apologizes with Tappoki. Ari agrees to eat and share it with the staff. The editor comes in and proposes a couple photoshoot. Key wants to do something memorable with Ari so he agrees and she relaxes.

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Key suggests a contest for who does better. Afterward, Key does a solo photoshoot. Key wins the pose award and Ari has to eat sundae. He would have had to eat carrots if he lost. Of course, the judges were women.

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At the restaurant, carrots and sundae are already on the table. Key reminds Ari how he taught her to order. They get pork belly and bean paste soup with soda. Key ask Ari if she is going to drink when she becomes of age and she nods. He tries to explain how alcohol will make her feel.

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Ari refused to eat sundae because it didn’t look good to her. But when she actually tries it she likes it. So they make a sundae list of things she never tried for one reason or another. Doing things together is fun.

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Key asks about Ari’s hobbies. She likes to bicycle. She doesn’t like dogs because she was bitten as a child. Key loves fashion and shops with his stylist but Ari lets her friends pick her clothes for her. He likes skiing but hasn’t done it for years.

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Next on the agenda is a Thai massage parlor, something else she hasn’t tried. Key has done nearly everything and wants to challenge her to do new things.

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There are a lot of things Ari can’t do alone but she wants to try them one by one to see what she likes and dislikes. Key makes each thing into a game. So he has fun challenging her and she has fun trying new things.

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Puff comes in a miniskirt and HeeChul is uncomfortable. Now that he has seen that her legs are pretty, she shouldn’t do it again. If it’s his girl wearing it, he doesn’t like it especially in cold weather. Puff says she thought about him when they were apart so wouldn’t he think of her?

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Puff brings the owl hand warmer he bought and he asks if she slept with it? She calls him a wolf in Chinese and he doesn’t understand until she draws a picture.

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HeeChul has been practicing Chinese and they practice saying “wolf” in Chinese and Korean by imitating each other’s sounds.

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Puff and HeeChul go to their honeymoon house and ring the doorbell. But it’s already open. She starts to help him off with his coat and he stops her. She is surprised. Does he think she is a wolf?

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First thing they do in their newlywed house is a dart game. Puff wins by one point. HeeChul says it was because he wasn’t feeling well.

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The CherryPuff couple check out the bedroom which is very red. Puff makes him carry her over the threshold but he puts her down as soon as they get inside. Both HC and Puff like the bedroom best. She likes talking on the bed. He wants to rest her head on his arm but she calls him a wolf again.

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They go back into the living room and unpack their luggage. Puff pulls out a Dream Girls’ album and HeeChul keeps commenting on how pretty the Korean member is. Doesn’t he think Puff is pretty? She shows him a sexy picture of herself. She was jealous when he said Emily was pretty.

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HeeChul unpacks his body-pillow girlfriend. What the heck?! In the end he says Puff is the only one. She uses some Korean words Emily taught her.

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They put on a Dream Girls Korean song video and Puff helps HC through the choreography. HeeChul picks it up very fast. They finish with a strong hug. Then Puff unpacks a book that Emily wrote. Inside is a letter for HeeChul from Emily. She is excited that Puff will be on WGM with him although she is a bit bi-polar. She is energetic and cute and interested in learning Korean. Now that they are filming in Korea Emily wants to meet him.

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HC & Puff write their wishes for WGM on a board, she in Chinese, and he in Korean. Puff sings a song she and Emily wrote in Korean. “I’m Hungry, I’m hungry, beef, pork, chicken…” When they exchange boards neither understands what the other wrote. They need an interpreter. So HC calls a friend.

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Puff offers to cook for HeeChul and they go shopping. Both are hungry and they try the samples. They even check out couple underwear. When they get home, Puff is tired and wants to rest before cooking. But HeeChul wants to cook first. Their discussion is interrupted by the doorbell. DramaFever

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— 23 hours ago with 4 notes
#wgm  #We Got Married  #We Got Married Global Edition  #episode  #02  #2  #recap  #kim kibum  #arissa  #heechul  #puff guo 
Bride of the Century ♥ 16 ♥ Finale

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Star stands with DoRim on the mountain and says she and KangJu have both shown that longing and patience is also love. And if they continue to be patient they will find what they are looking for at the end of the path.

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It’s been two years since DoRim left and things are pretty much back to normal except for the changes that KangJu made in the company because of DoRim. They are getting a national award for the changes.

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But KangJu has changed as well. He no longer allows his employees to be abused by VVIP clients and that inspires loyalty.

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DoRim hasn’t been seen for awhile and the general consensus is that she was a fabrication to get out of an arranged marriage. A model approaches KangJu and invites him to dinner. Why isn’t he married yet? He proudly displays his wedding ring and informs her that he is married. The model can’t believe that she was rejected for woman like DoRim even if she does exist.

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KangJu encounters a crying baby and picks him up. As the mom approaches he sees her as DoRim. It’s someone else but it leaves him with a wistful smile.

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Mom and Dad Choi are reconciled after a year and they go to the place where his first love died to burn the memories. He wants to spend the rest of his life cherishing his present wife and even be together after they die.

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DoRim has been gone long enough for everything to fall into place. KangIn is having a Christmas Showcase and wishes that DoRim could come. She would love it. They all realize that her absence was a gift. The tears are slowly being replaced with laughter. But KangJu misses her a lot and is searching.

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KangIn’s mom suggests that the psychic might be able to help in the search for DoRim but he says that finding people is not his forte. He can read their future as a couple. He asks why RooMi can’t see the gem that is before her? Is she the type to push away her own happiness. KangIn pays him well for saying that. Psychic wishes Star would come back since she was his source.

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Spring brings new hope as the flowers bloom and the birds are returning. One day they will receive good news. KangJu kneels by the cat’s grave and DoRim talks to the sky. Baby KangRim looks like KangJu and is a comfort to her.

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Grandma babysits KangRim while DoRim works at the market in their hometown by the sea. As usual, DoRim is making loyal friends of her own. RooMi discovers information that DR might be there and KangJu goes to find her. RooMi prays that they will find each other this time.

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It’s the right place but KangJu searches all day without finding her. They keep barely missing each other and no one he asks recognizes her picture. When he is about to give up a motor scooter (Star?) bumps DoRim, knocking a ball of red yarn out of her bag. KangJu picks it up as she comes to retrieve it. They have a tearful reunion and she takes him home to meet their son.

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Grandma thanks KangJu for not forgetting DoRim and finding her. He bows formally and apologizes for taking so long to get there. KangRim’s first work is “Dad”.

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DoRim’s return has made the news and her love story with KangJu has become a hot topic. Her restaurant has become busier and fangirls come for an autograph. But DoRim and Grandma have gone to the the Choi’s house.

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Grandma brings the red shoe and asks forgiveness for her part in perpetuating the rumors. KangJu’s grandfather started the rumors to get out of an arranged marriage and people believed because the first wives of his father and grandfather had died of accident or illness. When Grandma ran away with another man and left a shoe behind people thought she had died as well. A good match is a miracle. Even if Grandma wasn’t meant to be with KangJu’s grandfather, it was fate (Star) bringing KangJu and DoRim together.

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KangJu takes DoRim into the shrine to introduce her to his great-grandmother, Star (who was equally committed to both). He says DoRim is the bride he has waited for 100 years, the one who will help carry on the Choi family name.

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While jogging, YiKyun encounters DoRim and takes her to see WMa. WMa doesn’t recognize her until she takes her hand. Then she says she has waited for her for so long. She is really sorry for what she did and they hug.

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Mom & Dad Choi are going out for dinner and a night at the cabin. DoRim and KanJu picked out a pearly pink tie for Dad for the occasion. DR says he looks like a modern gentleman and they will be the best looking couple at the dinner.

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YiHyun takes DoRim out to Pampering and she asks if it isn’t a bit too much. The company is doing well now and he is making a lot of money. (Did KangJu grant YiKyun’s request to help?) YiHyun is just thankful she came back.

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SecKim goes to see JJ and stands there trembling, stuttering, and fumbling with something in his pocket. JJ digs into his pocket and pulls out a ring. He had been carrying it in his pocket for a month. She makes him put it on her finger. It’s the happiest she has been since she was born so she hugs him.

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KangJu is taking care of the baby while DoRim helps the servants prepare a memorial meal for great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother Star. KangRim is so cute! KangIn says he will probably make lots of girls cry in the future. KangJu says he will be like his daddy and have eyes for only one girl.

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After spending the day praying to the ancestors, DoRim feels a lot better. Star is finally reunited with Great Grandfather in the after life and DR hopes the woman who made it possible for KangJu to be born is in a much better place.

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So many things had to happen for them to come together. She asks again when his heart started racing for her. It was when she fell and grabbed his tie and kissed him. For her it was when he kissed her at KangIn’s showcase. But they still get butterflies when they look at each other.

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Star visits Psychic to brag about her first memorial meal. DoRim prepared it with a lot of care and love. He asks why DoRim and YiKyun look so much alike. When they were newborns, Star rearranged YiKyun’s face to look like DoRim. So YiKyun was the knock-off. But they are no longer sun and shadow. Each of the girls will go their way as separate rays of sunlight. He asks if Star is really leaving? She answers that people who part ways are bound to meet again. Isn’t that what makes the world go round?

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DoRim learns the tea ceremony and MomChoi gives her the key to the shrine. That means she is now the lady of the house. She has a lot to learn but the fact that she cares even about the servants qualifies her. DoRim has a grace unlike any other so she will do well.

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Whenever KangRim goes missing they expect to find him in the shrine just like KangJu. Spring is in full sway and DoRim wants to plant some flowering trees. KangJu wants to plant a tree for KangRim. He can learn to shovel. DoRim promises to make sure that KangRim knows his dad did it himself. DramaFever

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— 3 days ago with 3 notes
#bride of the century  #100 year bride  #episode  #16  #recap  #yang jin-sung  #lee hong-ki  #Nam Jeong-Hee  #park jin-joo  #choi il-hwa  #kim seo-ra  #Jung Hae-In  #Jang Ah-Young  #Kang Pil-Sun  #sung hyuk  #shin eun-jung  #kim ah-young  #Lim Byung-Ki  #Kwon Eun-Ah  #ftisland 
Bride of the Century ♥ Recap 15

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Ghost tells WMa she will finally pay for the things she did. But what did she do? Flash back 100 years to KanJu’s great-grandfather. In a previous life, DoRim is WMa’s daughter and they are servants of the Choi household. Ghost is DoRim’s best friend but she can’t hear or speak. DoRim can read her expressions.

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GGF’s wife was sick and lost in the mountains and Ghost saved her. So she brought her home as her personal servant. Ghost cures GGF of a headache with acupuncture and he rewards her with the name “Star”. He is impressed. You can save a life or take a life with a single needle.

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Star and GGF fall in love and he gives her a bracelet. But his wife and WMa are watching. WMa tells the wife not to worry. She will take care of it.

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Star had a vendetta against the Choi family because GGF’s father ordered the execution of her entire family for illegal trade practices. Her original plan was to kill GGF and end the family legacy. But she has fallen in love with him and can’t bring herself to do it. WMa learns about the vendetta and frames Star.

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Star could have killed GGF with a single needle but WMa produces poison pills saying they belonged to Star. GGF is convinced and takes a sword to kill Star. She can’t speak to defend herself and he can’t bring himself to kill her. Soon it’s discovered that Star is pregnant. If she has a son, he won’t send her away.

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WMa’s solution to the problem is to kill Star and her baby and lie that they died in childbirth. So she sends DoRim out to get hot water. But DoRim returns in time to save the baby and Ghost Star is indebted to her forever. But WMa can’t be free from what she has done until the heavens punish her. GGF’s wife tells WMa to dispose of the body and disappear. Wife considers the baby a gift from heaven because she wasn’t able to have any of her own.

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WMa still doesn’t think she did anything wrong, now or 100 years ago. Humans are bound to commit crimes and she had no choice if she was to survive. But she is clearly shaken. KangJu wakes up from Star’s trance and rushes into the restaurant to find DoRim passed out on the floor.

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YiHyun tries to comfort YiKyun. He understands why she shut herself off from the world. She probably doesn’t want to hear or say anything right now. But he wants her to know that he is on her side and is sorry he wasn’t there for her.

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It’s not mealtime but WMa is stuffing herself with food and wine but that can’t satisfy her blood-lust. Her hands are shaking as she swears to take vengeance on the people who did that to YiKyun.

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WMa’s first attack comes in the form of an article blaming DoRim and the Choi family for her daughter’s attempted suicide and aphasia. The negative response to the article is so overwhelming the Taeyang Group has to shut down their website. KangJu goes to negotiate but WMa is unreasonable as ever. It’s no longer about money or the company but vengeance.

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KangJu and DoRim meet with MomChoi. Even though she doesn’t believe the negative press she refuses to give her blessing to them. But they don’t need it because she is leaving the family anyway. DoRim thinks it’s all her fault and refuses to proceed with the relationship until everything is worked out.

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MomChoi wants to tie up all the loose ends before she leaves so she cleans out the shrine and locks it. It reminds her of the lies that she believed and she is ashamed. So she reminds DadChoi that he wanted to get rid of it anyway. He is sorry that he never did anything for her and can’t do anything now.

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DoRim is accosted by the press and angry citizens but KangJu comes to the rescue. Anyone who messes with DoRim will have to deal with him. He wants her to close the restaurant and hide out for awhile but that’s not her style.

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But as she sits and ponders everything, Star appears and tells her to disappear for awhile. If she doesn’t, YiKyun will never recover. She will die a silent death just like Star did without so much as a scream. But DR doesn’t have to worry about others’ unhappiness. If she loves KangJu, she can have him to her heart’s content. DoRim once again makes the unselfish choice.

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DoRim tells Grandma she misses the ocean and wants to move back. Her happiest times were there. But can she get over KangJu? She doesn’t think she can live without him but she can’t be happy making others unhappy.

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DoRim tells DadChoi that KangJu was distant and unapproachable at first and she could only watch him from a distance. But MomChoi has lived like that her entire life. Please make a place for her to come back to.

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KangJu calls DoRim and she asks about MomChoi. MC is staying at his aunt’s house and seems to be doing well. They should go see her this weekend. But he wants her to sing the song she always sings: The rain is hitting the sea. When things calm down I wonder if you will come crossing that sea? Sparkling in the night all the stars in the sky are lovely. Your lovely gaze  becomes even more beautiful. Waiting only for you. I love you forever.

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DoRim doesn’t tell KangJu before she leaves because it’s not negotiable but she leaves him a note. Their love isn’t over so she hopes he can endure the waiting and longing so she can protect him. She visits YiKyun before she leaves and takes her hand. YK reacts but she doesn’t respond. DR sends her a text asking if things can go back to normal now that she is gone?

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YiKyun comes to her senses and says that DoRim didn’t do anything wrong so why should she have to disappear? They did inhumane things. And she knows that WMa was only using her to fulfill her own selfish ambition. WMa mistakes her for DoRim and starts choking her until she morphs into Star.

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WMa has to be committed to a sanitarium. She goes in and out of lucidity, living in a prison that she created for herself. YiKyun and YiHyun still love her and are determined to get her through it.

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KangJu is angry at DoRim and the world for the pain he is enduring. Why did she come to him if she was going to leave? Star comforts him as usual and allows him to sleep. He dreams about his father’s loss and begs Star to spare DoRim. In the morning, he goes to the shrine and begins to understand the the long wait is also love. His purpose in being born was to meet DoRim. They will always be together even when they are far apart.

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DoRim is pregnant and Star says she knows how she feels. She takes her back to when Star was pregnant and and then murdered. Star promised to repay DoRim in the next life for protecting her child. This is the beginning not the end. DramaFever

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— 3 days ago with 2 notes
#100 year bride  #bride of the century  #episode  #15  #recap  #yang jin-sung  #lee hong-ki  #Nam Jeong-Hee  #park jin-joo  #choi il-hwa  #kim seo-ra  #Jung Hae-In  #Jang Ah-Young  #Kang Pil-Sun  #sung hyuk  #shin eun-jung  #kim ah-young  #ftisland 
Bride of the Century ♥ Spoiler

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Bride of the Century is pure pulp fiction, an emotional roller coaster, full of plot-holes, but there’s some truth in it. Eg… People believe what they want to, and belief can lead to murder, and murder is seldom satisfied with one only. Nothing makes a person want something more than being told it’s forbidden. And people are scarier than ghosts.

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Hongki as KangJu is adorable without the usual fluff. I could have watched the whole drama for him and the ghost. She is his guardian angel with some powers but she isn’t all powerful. The ghost is by far my favorite character in the drama. She is involved in every aspect of the story to end the curse on the Choi family and the effects of the rumors.

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Ghost was the first love of KangJu’s great-grandfather. She was a deaf mute acupuncturist and he nicknamed her “Star.” (He had an arranged marriage to a sterile woman) Star was his lover and the mother of his baby who was the only surviving heir to the Choi dynasty. Housekeeper WMa, in a former life, murdered Star and tried to murder her baby. But DoRim (in a former life) saved the baby. That baby was KangJu’s grandfather. The bracelet was a gift from Star’s lover.

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I like DoRim but, at first, she reminded me of girls I’ve seen who change from beautiful to ugly through illegal intimacies. Can love be true if it’s rooted in lies? That kind of love is mostly hormones and fantasy. If she was going to tell KangJu the truth, shouldn’t it have been before the wedding?

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The very idea of leaving her lover, her best friend, and her grandma to grieve is selfish like suicide. But she comes to understand that love isn’t holding on to one person. It has to include the people around you. DoRim and KangJu persist in their love and break the curse. DoRim is the Bride of the Century.

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The dad in this story is pretty much useless. He knows things but he doesn’t do anything about it other than shut people out. Consequently WitchMa has free rein to take everything she wants and she wants it all. Besides that, everyone is secretly doing their own thing until KangJu takes a stand. But after that all the characters start to change.

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Guilty people often have heart-mind gaps and blame others for their evil deeds. But WitchMa is proud of hers, and it takes her 2 years in the loony bin to repent. YiKyun is a non-character who gives WitchMa a means to pursue her self-righteous greed. But YiKyun has a change of heart and confronts her mother. WMa tries to choke YiKyun who morphs into DoRim who morphs into Star. WMa never knows who Star will impersonate next so it drives her crazy.

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YiKyun’s half-brother YiHyun, is heroic and admirable. He saves DoRim time and time again from his evil stepmother’s machinations. And with the stepmother out of the way the business is doing well (With KangJu’s support? YiKyun had begged KJ to help.)  

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RooMi is bitchy at first but she seems to have a genuine change of heart. She realizes that her attachment to KangJu wasn’t true love. She had been willing to sacrifice someone else’s life, but not her own, for her obsession. KangJu’s brother, KangIn, likes RooMi and he pays the psychic to say they are predestined to be together.

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JJ and SecKim have an interesting history. He is accused of stealing a ring but she did it. She repents and he admits that he stole it first. That is the beginning of a relationship that culminates in in him proposing to her.

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DoRim’s Grandmother’s story is the funniest. She was the runaway bride from episode one. KangJu’s grandfather was in love with her so he started the rumor of the curse to get out of an arranged marriage. But Gram was in love with someone else. So on their wedding night, she drugs him and runs away with her lover, leaving one of the red shoes on the edge of a cliff.

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After 2 years, KangJu goes looking for DoRim in her hometown and they are brought together by the symbolic red thread. Then there is my favorite happy ending sealed with a baby. During her 2 year sabbatical, DoRim gives birth to KangJu’s son and names him KangRim. DramaFever

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— 5 days ago with 1 note
#100 year bride  #bride of the century  #yang jin-sung  #lee hong-ki  #Nam Jeong-Hee  #park jin-joo  #choi il-hwa  #kim seo-ra  #Jung Hae-In  #Jang Ah-Young  #Kang Pil-Sun  #sung hyuk  #shin eun-jung  #kim ah-young  #Lim Byung-Ki  #Kwon Eun-Ah 
Potato Star ♥ Recap 23

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Homberger’s birthday is in 2 days and MomNo wants to renovate his room. DadNo wants to have a party. They get the family together for party planning.

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Since there were 21 missed birthdays, 21 should be the concept. CEONo suggests a 21 layer birthday cake. Granps suggests a gathering and a tearjerker song. DadNo suggests a 21 day cruise but that’s out if the question.

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JinA’s mom suggests that a small gift in this situation could be like a seed planted that grows a money tree. She has a one track mind. Mom says she has to keep focused to reach the goal. But so far her focus on money has caused her to lose not only her own money but JinA’s as well.

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Homberger is waiting when JinA gets off the bus. She asks why he is still so friendly since he has become a rich kid and all. Is it her fatal attraction? He takes her backpack and asks why it’s so heavy? She has a work project and will be there all tomorrow night. He offers to help.

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DirO is trying to get Homberger to go abroad for awhile and keeps calling him. The No family has prepared a surprise birthday party for him but he disappears for the day with his phone turned off. They fall asleep waiting for him but he doesn’t come until the next morning after helping JinA at the office.

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JinA gets to give Homberger her gift first, a woven bracelet that she made herself. And he helps her with the page turning effects on her presentation.

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Prince and SY go for a walk on the Han River Bridge. He likes it but for her it’s love-hate, with a little more on the hate side. She’s tired, it’s windy, and her makeup is ruined. But he can make up the difference with a song.

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Sy walks Prince home and he thinks that feels upside down. He should be walking her home. He invites her in for some ramen. The place is trashed out and that gives her a fright, especially the cockroaches. That inspires him to compose a song about trash. She seem to have a gift for lyrics.

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While everyone else is waiting for Homberger, SY and Prince have a trashy soup broth kiss. His favorite kind of kiss is a mundane humanly sentimental kiss as opposed to a forced drama-type kiss.

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When Homberger finally gets home the family wakes up and gives him the warmest welcome possible with lots of love, a 21 layer birthday cake, and a room full of expensive presents. They still can’t get over having him back. He is so touched that he tells DirO he will be staying in that home. GoodDrama

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— 6 days ago with 1 note
#Potato Star  #sweet potato  #episode  #23  #recap  #Lee Soon-Jae  #No Ju-Hyeon  #Geum Bo-Ra  #ko gyung-pyo  #Choi Song-Hyun  #Kim Jung-min  #Kim Dan-Yul  #Jung Joon-Won  #Seo Ye-Ji  #Ha Yeon-soo  #Oh Yeong-Sil  #Yeo Jin-goo  #Jang Ki-ha  #Kim Kwang-kyu 
WGM ♥ Global2 ♥ Recap 01

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Super Junior’s Kim HeeChul and Dream Girls’ PuffGuo arrive at Nami Island for their first meeting. He has a really hard time finding her because it’s over the phone and he doesn’t speak Chinese. Neither of them are proficient in English so he uses a Chinese phrase book and gestures to communicate.

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HeeChul finally finds Puff and sneaks up from behind. She senses he is there but doesn’t turn around. She is relieved that he tried speaking Chinese right away. His pronunciation isn’t perfect but she can understand.

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Both are working on communication. He is trying to learn Chinese while she is trying Korean. They are happy to have green tea in common. In the comeback, Puff says it was a lot of fun and HeeChul thinks it went well.

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Puff has learned some Korean from her Korean band member, Song Mi Jin, so she sometimes understands when HeeChul slips into his native tongue. They have to decide what to call each other and they agree on their English nicknames. He is Cherry Oppa and she is Puff.

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They talk about what to do on their first date and agree to go bicycle riding. But because of the ice and safety issues, bikes are not available today.

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They stop to take some pictures and go to make unique mug cups. Puff felt distant at first but closer when they took couple photos. That made her happy.

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They paint each other’s faces on the mugs and sing while they work. Puff is learning Korean quickly. When asked she says she likes his clear eyes and he likes the color of hers. Neither of them were nervous because they were drawing.

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HeeChul buys Puff an owl hand warmer and they hold hands in in while walking. She asks for his coat and he immediately complies even though it’s cold. Then she says she was joking and gives it back. They may not be able to talk mouth-to-mouth but they can see eye-to-eye and they are thankful.

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SHINee Key arrives 15 min early at a cafe to meet his WGM wife. He has wanted to be on “We Got Married” for a long time but Taemin was chosen first.

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The SHINee members told Key to just be himself. Taemin thinks Key will be funnier than him. Key was funny when he had the blind date with Eunji.

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Key is nervous so he calls Taemin who has experience. If it’s hard when he hasn’t even met the girl how will it be later? Taemin says it would be good if she is younger than Key and asks him to send a picture when she comes. Key’s WGM wife is Japanese model, Yagi Arissa, and she arrives exactly on time.

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Key speaks English and Japanese which makes the meeting easier. Arissa likes to make cakes so she made one for Key and he smiles.

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Key is surprised that Arissa is only a High School junior but he isn’t that old so it’s okay. And she recognizes his SHINee aura right away.

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The gift card with the macaroons says “I love you” on the front and it’s awkward.

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But the card she gives him has a heart on the front so it’s the same. The notes inside are less surprising. She thanks him for being her husband and he bought her macaroons which he likes.

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They have to choose nicknames and decide on “Key Oppa” and “Ari” since her name is Arissa. He asks if there is a type of person she doesn’t like? She likes people with open minds who don’t get angry easily; but they state their opinions when they talk. She doesn’t like double minded people.

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Key likes to talk to strangers but Ari does’t like talking until she knows someone well. He points out that she has been talking well with him. Ari “It wasn’t awkward because he talked to me in Japanese a lot. He was really nice.”

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On the way to the beach, Key asks Ari if one of her parents is perhaps American? She quickly answers “No. French.” Did she ever have a boyfriend? Yes, in High School. Key is taken aback. That’s not so long ago.

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They arrive at the beach and Ari has a hard time walking because of her heels. Key loans he a pair of his sneakers with an actress jumper to keep her warm.

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They pause for awhile to write in the sand and take pictures together.

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There us a famous quote from “Love Letter” where the girl shouts to the horizon “Are you well?” Key asks Ari to tell the ocean her marriage promise to him. “I like to talk to strangers.” She shouts it and that makes him laugh.

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They go for baked clams and Key tries to teach Ari Korean drinking culture. But she is already a pro. Has she done it before? He asks if her mother knows she got married? Her mom knows but if her father finds out, it’s over. She makes him try a carrot which he hates but she doesn’t like someone who gets mad. So he eats it while grumbling and she is happy.

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Key teaches Ari how to order in Korean. People in Korean restaurants are aunts or uncles. Ari practices right away by calling the aunt and ordering more carrots.

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Key asks Ari what her schedule is for tomorrow. She is doing a Photo shoot for a magazine and he wants to come. Ari is surprised but says “Okay, come!” They are a perfect fit from the first day. DramaFever

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Bride of the Century ♥ Recap 14

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JJ updates Grandma on the scam that DoRim was involved and Gram takes the blame. If it wasn’t for her surgery… then she refers to other wrongdoings but doesn’t elaborate. But the story is bigger than both of them. Getting involved with those families is only going to get harder. When DoRim leaves, Gram takes out the red shoe and then puts it back.

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DadChoi pays a surprise visit to DoRim’s restaurant and she begs his forgiveness. He says their lives would have been unbearable if she hadn’t come. That would have been unforgivable. He knows her heart and body have been hurt time and time again but now it’s time to rest.

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YiHyun returns the deed to the restaurant to DoRim. KangJu bought it back for her because he doesn’t want her to go anywhere. YiHyun’s evil stepmother knows a secret about the Choi family and is trying to blackmail them but KJ chose DoRim. He plans to go public with the secret before WMa does.

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DoRim immediately runs to KanJu. This is clearly a losing deal. He doesn’t feel like he is giving up anything because she is his everything. She said he is smart so she should trust him. She thanks him and promises to make the restaurant a success. And if anything happens, she will take care of him.

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WitchMa tells MomChoi she is not giving up. MC “Please don’t stop and we will do what we can.” WMa ask how it feels to be a murderer’s daughter? MC says to ask YiKyun. When everything comes to light it will come back on on her daughter an tear her to shreds. (Probably not. YiKyun is as evil as her mom.)

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After discussing it with his mom and she discussing it with his father, KangJu calls an impromptu press conference to reveal the family secret before WMa gets the chance. They are surprised to learn that Dad already knew. While that is going on, GramChoi takes her last breath in peace, and WitchMa is arrested for the attempted murder of Na DoRim. Her minion has already confessed and they have brought his accomplices back out of hiding.

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WitchMa’s biggest frustration is that she has been stripped of power. (How could she win against the ghost and the Taeyang company?) So they have no other choice but to beg. YiKyun goes to MomChoi, returns the company stocks, and begs her to stop the investigation. MomChoi reminds YiKyun that they are equally guilty of their mother’s crimes. They are both criminals.

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MomChoi gives Dad his first love’s diary. His mother had kept it and gave it to her when she died. (Her mother kept the last page that said the curse was not real.) She also gives him divorce papers. Everything she  spent years building was according to her selfish desires. And it was all destroyed in seconds.

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KangJu shows up just about the time DoRim, Gram, and JJ are headed for the sauna so he joins them. But he doesn’t understand the attraction. It’s another first for him.

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KangJoo watches over DoRim while she is sleeping and tries to get a picture. But she catches him and wrestles away his phone. Gram wakes up, smiles, and turns over. She is very understanding. DR doesn’t find any pictures of her on his phone but there are a lot of pictures of him with pretty girls from school. He takes a couple picture with her but she is scowling.

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KangIn is back in the country and wants to see the doppelganger for himself. So RooMi brings him straight from the airport. A lot of weird things happened while he was away. They sit down for drinks and give KangJu a call.

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KangJu has a nightmare in which DoRim dies. So he shows up early in the morning and asks her to put his tie on for him. Then he tells her not to go anywhere and especially don’t get into any cars. He will come to visit Grandma tonight. She promises to wait for him.

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While she is waiting, DoRim gets a visit from the ghost telling her that KangJu is in danger. When she snaps out of it the bracelet is beside her. It wasn’t a dream. KangJu calls and says he is on his way but YiKyun asks him to stop by for a drink. She is leaving for Sydney and has something to give him. She begs him to support the company because it’s everything to her family and he promises to think about it. She drugs one of the drinks and drinks it.

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WitchMa is worried and hurries home to find YiKyun unconscious on the floor. Are they trying to frame KangJu for attempted murder? She calls KangJu to tell him that he made the wrong choice and he will soon reap the consequences. But the ghost has other plans so she puts KJ to sleep.

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WMa storms into the restaurant and attacks DoRim who morphs into the ghost. Ghost has waited 100 years (that WMa won’t remember) for this. She will finally pay for what she did. Then we have a flashback in which WMa strangles a new mom (the ghost?) to death and starts to strangle her newborn. But DoRim (or YiKyun) stops her. DramaFever

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#100 year bride  #bride of the century  #episode  #14  #recap  #yang jin-sung  #lee hong-ki  #Nam Jeong-Hee  #park jin-joo  #choi il-hwa  #kim seo-ra  #Jung Hae-In  #Jang Ah-Young  #Kang Pil-Sun  #sung hyuk  #shin eun-jung  #kim ah-young  #Lim Byung-Ki  #Kwon Eun-Ah 
Bride of the Century ♥ Recap 13

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YiKyun shows KangJu the blackmail video and demands that he schedule a press conference. Since his hands and feet are tied, and since he thinks that DoRim has gone to YiHyun he agrees to her terms. KJ tells his mom she doesn’t have to carry the burden anymore. He will take care of it. He is not afraid of the truth coming out. People should be punished for their wrongs. But he doesn’t want to hurt his dad.

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KangJu is throwing himself into his work and YiKyun seem strange. There are rumors about KJ having another woman. KJ assures Dad that it’s only because he has been neglecting his work and he wants to get back on track.

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DoRim brings YiHyun a tie to replace the one damaged when he rescued her. He asks why she keeps coming like a ghost? Has he ever seen a ghost as cute as her? She tells him not to worry about the restaurant because JJ and Grandma are handling it very well.

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DadChoi and the butler watch as DoRim helps and old lady across the street. They mistake her for YiKyun and remark that she is different from other young ladies.

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KangJu compliments YiKyun on her acting skills. He dad was fooled. She takes that as a compliment and comes on to him. He repels her advances and she says she was only acting. RuMi “You can try your whole life but you’ll never win him over.” She knows that from experience.

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RuMi gets drunk at DoRim’s restaurant. She can’t believe that DR and KangJu are acting like nothing is wrong when everything is wrong. DoRim says that KJ doesn’t even know her name. He only knows her as the fake YiKyun. It would be hard for him to accept her and she can’t put her loved ones in danger.

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YiHun leaves the hospital to talk with KangJu. What is he going to do about a girl who was willing to risk her life to be with him for a day? KJ doesn’t believe it. He thinks she likes YiHyun better and YH is better suited to take care of her. Since KJ walked away from her he can’t resent it if YH takes his place.

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KangJu is waiting when DoRim gets home and asks if she wants to run away with him? She reminds him that they both have people depending on them and they can’t let them down. She doesn’t want his last memory of her to be tears. He hugs her and goes his way.

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DoRim leaves the bracelet for the ghost thinking it must not have been meant for her. But the ghost has waited for years and is not giving up on her that easily.

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DoRim tells Grandma she wants to leave the restaurant and go back to NamHae. She got the restaurant through lies and deceit and wants to return to a simple life. Grandma is a little disappointed but looks forward to returning to the sea and her friends. DoRim returns the deed to the restaurant to WitchMa.

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KangJu holds the press conference and step-by-step describes his journey with DoRim. He tells of quiet wedding with the sun smiling down on them. Then he announces the name of the person who has stolen his heart: Na DoRim. Butler gives DadCHoi the file on DoRim. They look identical and DR played the part of YiKyun until the wedding. DadChoi passes out.

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KangJu apologizes to Dad but Dad says he didn’t do anything wrong. He was just trying to set things right. But there will be a lot of obstacles in their way.

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The ghost appears to YiKyun again but this time she isn’t scared. YK is more afraid of what she is becoming. Ghost says that DoRim is the sun and YK is her shadow. But if she continues the way she is going she won’t even be a shadow.

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Next morning KangJu is waiting for DoRim. She can’t understand why he made such a big mess. He retorts that now she can understand what he went through cleaning up her messes. But there’s no comparison.

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KangJu follows DoRim to the hospital where she helps YiHyun get dressed to go home. She gives him a new pair of shoes and ties his tie. Grandma has prepared and celebration meal for the homecoming and KJ crashes the party. YiHyun tells Gram that he came to congratulate him.

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KangJu finds the notice that DrRim and her grandma are moving back to their hometown and closing the restaurant. YiHyun is shocked. She was going to tell him after he got out of the hospital. KJ says she can’t go anywhere without his permission. If she can’t come to him, he will go to her. He formally introduces himself as Choi KangJu and takes DoRim in his arms. DramaFever

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#bride of the century  #100 year bride  #episode  #13  #recap  #yang jin-sung  #lee hong-ki  #Nam Jeong-Hee  #park jin-joo  #choi il-hwa  #kim seo-ra  #Jang Ah-Young  #sung hyuk 
Emergency Couple ♥ 21 ♥ Finale

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DrKook wants to face his feelings for JinHee so he waits at her bus stop. But when he sees her get off with ChangMin he realizes this isn’t the right time. When JH gets inside, she gets a text from CM “Sleep tight and dream of me” She answers “If I do that I will miss you again. So I’ll just sleep.”

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The intern couple are considering divorce. Neither of them is willing to see the other’s point of view so they keep hurting each other. Is marriage that tough?

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JinHee and ChangMin are enjoying looking at ultrasound pictures of a baby. It’s so cute!  CM offers to make her one. But why is he scaring her now? She takes him aside and scolds him for talking like that in front of other people.

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A patient comes in that needs emergency surgery and DrJerk is on call. Because of the patient’s appearance and the absence of a guradian, DJerk refuses to do the surgery. When the guardian gets there she throws a fit. DrJerk is embarrassed and asks DrKook to keep this quiet. DrKook says he will if DJerk will say that DrSim quit on her own accord and can come back anytime.

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DrKook goes shopping with DrSim so she guesses that he is craving something. It’s bean stew and she offers to make it for him. A doctor who only gets hospital food gets hungry for mom’s home cooking sometimes. While she is cooking, he vacuums her apartment. She changed her schedule because her parents are coming. He says the empty spot at the ER feels really big without her there and she suspects that something happened.

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The director receives a request for two interns to work in the ER in Taeahn for a week. DrKook decides to send ChangMin and JinHee but tells them it’s not for fun. Most of the hospitals around that area have closed down so there will be a lot of traffic but hopefully no serious diseases.

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DrKook tells the OTP this is a job, not a date, but they are enjoying working hard together. Compared to the doctors here, DrDevil is an angel. There’s no one like him. ChangMin will be cooler when her gets that age. An angel plus a genius. JH “That’s possible. You’re really smart.” She means it.

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They go for a ride on the beach and happen across a fishing accident. The man is unconscious and bleeding from a fracture. ChangMin cuts the wound wider and clamps the blood vessel to stop the bleeding before an ambulance arrives.

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Momster wasn’t able to say “Thank you and I’m sorry” to JinHee but she says it to her mom. Mom feels she was hurt more since JinHee did well. But it’s all in the past and she understands better than anyone. Even if the JinHee and ChangMin like each other marriage is hard, but they will have to deal with it.

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ChangMin and JinHee feel like they are on a honeymoon. But where should they go on a second honeymoon? JH “Did you know the DrSim an DrKook dated each other in the past?” CM “They look good together.” JH “Better than us?” CM “Who can compare to us? Our chemistry is tops!”

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JinHee is not answering ChangMin’s texts. Is it because he told her not to eat too much? He knocks on her door and she opens the curtains to perform a sexy dance for him. But she doesn’t open the door and he doesn’t get any sleep. Next morning he chases her around the yard.

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JinHee is happy that they are back together but she’s not ready for marriage. ChanfMin says they don’t have to rush into things. She worked hard to get here and will do better in the future. She should focus on bettering her life since marriage is not the end goal. For now it’s all good.

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DrSim meets her family at the airport. DrKook shows up and offers them a ride. Her parents already know him and he meets her daughter, JiMin, for the first time.

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DrSim take JiMin and her parents ride with DrKook. They are happy he is working with their daughter again. And of course Mom asks if he is still single?

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JiMin is curious about DrKook. He is her friend and is also friends with her parents. When she was in Korea they spent a lot of time together and even took trips. Do they like each other? DrSim changes the subject.

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YongKyu is really happy pursuing a musical career and Jess likes the happy musical YongKyu. So she is ready to start dating.

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Jess wants to know why he let KwangSoo eat the food she brought him. She wanted him to eat it. Does he always give up things for other people? He doesn’t give up things he really likes or someone he loves. It’s awkward so he changes the subject to music. She shares an earbud for him to hear her latest favorite.

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ChangMin and JinHee independently call DrKook about a 2 year old. The resident doctor diagnosed it as gastroenteritis and sent him home but the symptoms point toward appendicitis. DK says 79 percent of the time it’s perforated appendicitis but they should discuss it with the professors and not do anything on their own. CM admits he is nervous working away from the devil and JinHee thanks him for feeling that way.

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JiMin asks to have a quiet dinner with DrKook because he is close to her mom. She asks if he is friends with her grandma and grandpa? He is. They have been very nice to him. She says he mom is pretty and he should get along with her and not fight. They don’t fight. She makes him pinky-promise not to fight.

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DrSim wants to see ChangMin and JinHee before she goes to the states. DK “Is your work going well? CM “I’m dying.” DK “Why?” JH “Because you are not here.” DS “Are we the only doctors?” It’s a good chance to learn a lot.

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DRSim takes ChangMin aside to talk. He and JinHee remind her of when she and DrKook were residents together. They talked about what was on their minds and learned from each other. DrKook thanks JinHee for opening his heart so that he can love and maybe even get married in the future.

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ChangMin and JinHee are happy to be back and the ER team is glad to see them. The Intern couple have decided against divorce for now. YongKyu has decided to study music abroad.

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DrKook gets a letter from his father. Dad thanks him for his postcard and says he has a lot of regrets. He is taking pictures of starving children who really need a doctor like DK. DK rushes to the airport to see DrSim off and tell her to come back soon. She has to.

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ChangMin & JinHee meet in the stairwell. Their ER internship is coming to an end. He is going into Neurosurgery and she is going into OB/GYN.

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Life and death intersect in the ER. In this battlefield we realize things we didn’t know before. This is where many people do their best with the goal of saving lives. There are stunning miracles and we learn pure passion from them. Nothing is perfect. Accidents happen and we make irreversible mistakes. But every time we fall and get hurt we are changed in the midst of it and find ourselves maturing. Love is like that. Even if we keep making mistakes and failing we keep growing and challenging ourselves. DramaFever

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#emergency couple  #emergency man and woman  #episode  #21  #recap  #Song Ji-Hyo  #Choi Jin-hyuk  #Lee Pil-Mo  #choi yeo-jin  #clara  #Yoon Jong-hoon  #jeon soo-jin  #park doo-sik 
Emergency Couple ♥ Smart Sexy Funny

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How can a drama be so cute? The chemistry between the leads is off the charts! I like the slapstick and the fact that JinHee is the only one on ChangMin’s radar. I usually hate for a drama to go over 16 episodes but I’m happy about this one, and even happier that it was extended one episode due to popularity because it’s even more fun when others love the dramas I love. I definitely plan to buy the DVDs and watch it more than once.

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Having been a nurse for 25 years, I related to many of the situations in the drama. For example, I remember one time when a drunken husband came into the ER where I worked and pulled a gun on the doctors and nurses for patching up his badly beaten wife. In a sense, this drama was healing for me because I started to understand what doctors have to go through.

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I don’t worry too much about JinHee because it seems that she gets her energy from quiet reflection rather than people. She has toughened up since her failed marriage and the opinion of others only makes her more determined. But ChangMin played a major part in motivating her to become a doctor. Episode 19 ♥ “A wife is a work of art created by her husband.”

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ChangMin’s dad is actually the one who paid JinHee’s tuition to become a doctor. After the divorce he encouraged her to minimize the problem. It’s like she fell and skinned her knee. But in this day and time anything is possible. When he sees her working with ChangMin he is happy enough to die.

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DrDevil is a commitaphobe so I feel bad for JinHee when he starts liking her. Dr Sim seems a much better match but he takes her for granted. She is the perfect counterbalance to DrDevil’s cynicism and is a loyal friend. And she clearly takes responsibility for her choices without blaming anyone, not even herself.

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I came to like Jessica a lot because of her compassion and intelligent responses to whatever came her way. YongKyu fell in love with her at first sight. Jess is a minister’s daughter and Momster tries to match her up with ChangMin. Jess wouldn’t mind except for the fact that ChangMin was already taken. 

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What I like most about this drama is the absence of the revenge trope. The characters have gut reactions but they are not scheming. At first ChangMin and his momster suspect JinHee of revenge but it’s not in her nature.

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Of all the medical dramas I have watched, Emergency Couple seemed the closest to reality. Time after time I flashed back to things I saw and heard in the past including prejudice concerning divorced people. Normally, I don’t like anything resembling what people call reality but I enjoyed this one.

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JinHee’s sister JinA,and her husband, KwangSoo moving in makes it hard for JH to come home. They the take over her space and it moves the romance along.

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So ChangMin & JinHee get to play house with the cutest baby ever and wonder why they never had one of their own. Maybe their subconscious desires kick in after everyone leaves. They get drunk and end up sleeping together.

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I hope to see more dramas from Choi Yoon-Jung. This writer is brilliant! It’s a miracle to get the synergy of writer, actors, director, and settings, to make a perfect rom-com but miracles happen. And Emergency Couple has become my #1 surpassing “Flower Boy Next Door.” No surprises in the end but the characters have grown and the future is looking brighter. DramaFever

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#emergency couple  #emergency man and woman  #recaps  #Song Ji-hyo  #Choi Jin-hyuk  #Lee Pil-Mo  #choi yeo-jin  #clara  #Yoon Jong-hoon  #jeon soo-jin  #park doo-sik  #Choi Yoon-Jung