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Mitzi on…My Lovely Sam-soon episode 16

Finally!  The end is here.  And I’m so happy.  This kdrama is draining me of all my energy.  It’s just too realistic and I relate to it far too much for me to really enjoy it.  That being said, it was pretty funny.

 

Cast:

  • Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
  • Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
  • Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
  • Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
  • Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri

Its three months after Sam-soon decided to keep her name and Jin-heon still has not arrived.  (balls!)  The only one who has heard from him is his niece, and she only got a postcard.  (mega balls!)  No post cards! No letters!  No phone calls!!!   Sam-soon seems to be handling things well…she’s unsure if she should still consider herself in a relationship but she’s not at home crying every night or breaking things out of frustration.  She is handling this far better than I am and I’m not even the one with the broken heart.

So mad.  It’s so difficult to pick up a phone, eh? Whatevs!

Sam-soon’s bakery isn’t doing to well, this episode is the only time she ever receives an order.  But I know things will improve for her.

While waiting at a bus stop one day, she runs into her former blind date…the one that Jin-heon ruined on purpose.  She apologizes to him for the previous 2 times they met. He understands. He’s still single.  He asks her out!  She accepts!

I guess things really are over for Sam-soon and Jin-heon at this point.

Sam-soon dresses up nicely for her date and she’s actually nervous to see him.  He picks her up and before his car can even get onto a main road, Jin-heon walks in front of the car.  He’s staring at Sam-soon.  He walks over to her side, opens the door and asks her what she’s doing.

Sam-soon pretends not to know him even though she’s obviously upset.  Jin-heon demands she get out off the car. Sam-soon again insists she has no idea who Jin-heon is and they drive off leaving him bewildered.

While on the date, Sam-soon is distracted.  I know I would be if my maybe boyfriend, whom I hadn’t seen in 3 months, finally decides to show up out of the blue.  Thankfully they are watching a movie so she can stare off into space without much notice from her date.   But it doesn’t matter much since, Jin-heon followed them into the theater and demands to know what’s going on.

Sam-soon can’t take it anymore. She apologizes to her date and leaves them both behind.

After walking back to her house in heels, Sam-soon happens upon her front door as Jin-heon is waiting for her.  He is genuinely clueless as to what has happened.  Sam-soon tells him that she’s upset he never contacted her once, that she and her entire family are hurt and betrayed because they were all so worried for him.  That when his niece was the only one to receive a postcard, they felt a lot of pain. Why couldn’t he even call?!

He insists he couldn’t call or else he’d be tempted to jump on the next flight back home.  He also says he sent postcards…he sent lots of post cards.  Hadn’t she seen them?

She kinda laughs at him as if saying, “yeah, right.”  and walks into her garden, locking him outside.  He immediately calls the on the intercom which brings out Sam-soon’s mother who only goes outside to dump an entire bin of salt on his head.  Jin-heon is truly gobsmacked at the treatment he’s receiving.  To him, he has no idea what happened at all or why Sam-soon and her family hates him so suddenly.

He stubbornly stays, parked outside Sam-soon’s house until someone comes outside to tell him what happened. It isn’t until a guy, carrying a box, comes to the house.  The ladies allow him inside and ask him what he wants.  He says he works at a local store and a drunk guy came in with the box.  He’s been beside himself for months after receiving a post card every day without knowing how to stop them.  It isn’t until the store clerk recognizes who the postcards belong to that he’s just now taken them to their correct owner.

Sam-soon looks at the box filled with post cards, each one from a different city in the US.  Jin-heon has written her every day he’s been gone, telling her how much he misses her.  The messages are really quite touching and its here both Sam-soon and I feel a bit of regret for being so mean to Jin-heon.

Sam-soon goes outside to get Jin-heon and bring him inside to meet her mother.  When asked why he was gone so long, he explains that he needed more experience of the world so when he got back home, and took over his mothers job as president of a hotel, he would know how to provide for Sam-soon.  (he’s finally growing up! yay!)

Sam-soon and her family, after much feigned thought and reluctance, forgive him.

Later, Sam-soon and Jin-heon end up in bed.  She reveals she never lost the weight she wanted but both agreed they couldn’t wait anymore to make love.  She sends him out to get protection, which he reluctantly agrees to go get.  While he’s gone, Hee-jin calls Sam-soon.  She thanks Sam-soon for letting Jin-heon go with her.  What Sam-soon doesn’t see is Dr. Hotpants bringing Hee-Jin coffee and then KISSING her!  yay!  Its about time. #resolution

Sam-soon is then introduced to Jin-heon’s family. His uncle approves of her, his mother does not.  And as far as this kdrama goes, his mom never does approve of her.

In the epilogue, Sam-soon reveals her dreams for the future such as marriage to Jin-heon, kids and even a successful bakery.  But for now, she fully understands that life can change at any moment. She might break up with Jin-heon, he might break  up with her and her business might fail, but she’s finally learned to live in the moment and accept her life and herself, the way she is now.

 

Whew.

 

Thoughts:

1.  The violence totally turned me off!  Not that I’m a peace loving hippie myself, I’ve got some anger issues, but I’ve never punched a picture frame, slapped a cancer patient, beat the crap out of someone trying to love on me or knocked anyone out with a stick…(wait, strike that last one.  I have done that …on accident.  Sorry, little brother!)

2. This kdrama is entirely too realistic for me.  Dude, it is.  People are childish and immature and do stupid things without realizing it.  It takes a lot for people to grow up.  I’m still growing up and I’m in my third decade!  Or maybe I just relate too much with Sam-soon.  It was just all too real and it made my heart feel things.  I don’t like being in a sea of emotions!

3.  There were a lot of similarities between Sam-soon and Bridget Jones.  I love them both.

4. There were a lot of extremes. When things were sad, they were really sad.  When things were funny, they were really funny (underwater fight!). When things were embarrassing, they were really embarrassing.  I guess that is what helped make it so successful.

5.  I loved the amount of English in this kdrama.  Loved it!  And I loved how an American (and only English speaking) character was integrated into the plot.   Created so much comedy, I don’t even know where to begin.

Over all 8/10

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Mitzi on…My Lovely Sam-soon Episode 15

After the end of the last episode, I’m dying to know how Sam-soon handles the situation.  There better be some yelling or I will be most seriously displeased!

Cast:

  • Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
  • Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
  • Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
  • Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
  • Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri

So, we left off where Sam-soon sees her boyfriend (even after they exchanged rings and did drunk karaoke with her mother, for crying out loud!) getting of an elevator with his arm around his ex-girlfriend.

She’s awfully quiet.  He tells her to wait in the hallway while he walks Hee-jin into his apartment. Honestly, at this point, I would have left.  But that’s just me.  Sam-soon is far more curious and probably a lot nicer than me so she sticks around.  In fact, she barges into his apartment.  If Hee-jin is ill, then she will stay the night too and help take care of her.  (Where is the yelling? Where is the screaming?!)

All three get into an argument. Hee-jin is really uncomfortable and says she will leave.  Sam-soon says she will cook food for Hee-jin.  Jin-heon is at a loss for words. Ultimately, Sam-soon is the one to leave and Hee-jin stays behind. DOH!

At home, Sam-soon is sad, I’m sure she feels like she just lost her boyfriend to Hee-jin again.  However, her phone rings and  its Jin-heon. He thanks her for being understanding and then they share a mushy moment that isn’t even worth repeating.  Suddenly, Sam-soon is on cloud 9 again.  (really?  that’s all it takes?)

The next morning Sam-soon wakes up early and prepares a breakfast to take over to Hee-jin who stayed at Jin-heon’s. When she gets there, Jin-heon tells her that Hee-jin left sometime during the night.

Sam-soon heads over to Hee-jin’s place and see’s its mostly packed up.  (maybe I’ve forgotten to mention a major plot development here, but let me rectify that.  Hee-jin decided to head back to the US and asked Jin-Heon to take her back. He agrees)

Sam-soon and Hee-jin get into a verbal match before they start throwing punches at each other. They really don’t like each other.  Before the fight can get too out of control, Dr. Hotpants comes in and tells them to knock it off.  Both women look like children caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

Sam-soon spends the rest of the day with Hee-jin and Dr. Hotpants to make sure Hee-jin is doing better.

To make things up to Sam-soon, Jin-heon takes her and his niece to the aquarium where they spend a fun filled day together.  Later that night, after they put the niece to bed, Sam-soon and Jin-heon get into a huge fight over him accompanying Hee-jin to the US.  Sam-soon doesn’t understand why he needs to go when Dr. Hotpants will also be going.  But Jin-heon, in his own way, still cares for Hee-jin and wants to make sure she’s alright.  The fighting is loud enough to wake the niece who is crying and yelling at her uncle (first words she’s spoken all film!)  She hates him and wants them to stop fighting.

Sam-soon is almost guilted into letting him go. He assures her he will only be gone one week.

Sam-soon and her sister are finally getting things together for their little bakery AND the time has finally come for Sam-soon to finalize her name change.

Once at the state office, she realizes that her name is special, and so is she (through some convoluted way that involves Jin-heon but I prefer to believe she’s gaining more confidence in herself)  so she tears up the name request form and bids adios to Kim Hee-jin.

As she leaves the state office, we learn that the week Jin-heon was supposed to be gone, came and went.  And HE NEVER CAME BACK!

*headdesk*    I give up on this kdrama.  lol.

Mitzi on…My Lovely Sam-soon Episode 14

Gah! So much drama!  Can’t handle it all.  My emotions are running wild…too much crying.  Not me, the characters.  (for reals)

Cast:

  • Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
  • Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
  • Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
  • Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
  • Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri

This episode shows the entire break up scene between Jin-heon and Hee-jin and rather than feel that mortifying pain again…I skipped the entire scene.

I picked right back up where Jin-heon’s mother slaps him upside the head for getting into a contract relationship.  Yeesh, this poor guy is getting beat up all the time. If I did this something this stupid, I would only get the “I’m not angry, I’m disappointed,” speech from my mother (but that always stings more than any slap so…well done, mom. Well done.)

In another gut wrenching scene, Sam-soon heads over to Jin-heon’s place to see how he’s doing. The last time she showed up unannounced, Jin-heon answered his door with Hee-jin right behind him and Sam-soon’s stomach hit the floor.  She’s worried this will happen this time, but Jin-heon is the only one there and she thinks he looks haggard.  At least she will be able to take care of him by making him porridge. (is this the same a oatmeal?  Cause every time someone is making ‘porridge’ I have an overwhelming craving for oatmeal and honey.)

Next, Dr. Hotpants and Hee-jin are at a restaurant but who cares. It’s Dr. Hotpants!  Just enjoy the scenery.  He says something but, don’t remember because *swoon*. She says something but, don’t care.  It’s just obvs he’s crazy about her and she’s hurting for Jin-heon.

Now, the best part of the entire episode…the list of 7 things Sam-soon wanted to do when she finally got a boyfriend.  So excited about this because this is definitely a Bridget Jones thing.  Prepare for the LOL’s.

1.  Hold hands in public (squeee!!!)  *facepalm*

2. Make a photo with her boyfriend the wallpaper on her cellphone. (which every girlfriend does…seriously! I think she’s just so happy she’s part of the club now that she’s playing catch-up)  The pose is Korean, I guess…ultimately, I don’t understand it but this is her list so she can do what she wants.  Looked very similar to this…

3. Take a round trip train trip and eat in the club car. This idea is actually pretty rad and might consider this one myself.  (My uncle, who is a train aficionado and even published a book on train cuisine would have loved this scene!)

4. Have her boyfriend confess his love for her in a crowded place.  When this is brought up, they are back on the train going home.  Jin-heon says he shan’t do that, but he might be encouraged if she knocks one month off his ‘waiting’ time to jump in the sack with her.  (actually found this part disappointing cause…wth?!  She’s not ready so stop pressuring her)  To my surprise, she does bow down to his request and knocks a month off. (I guess she is ready…)  Jin-heon immediately stands up and gets the attention of the passengers on the train.  He introduces Sam-soon and says she wants to change her name.  He then asks the passengers if she should keep her name, Sam-soon.  The passengers all agree her name is unique and she should keep it (which, I fully agree having grown up with a unique name myself.  There was a time I was uncomfortable with it due to a very popular movie released in the mid-80’s but now I think its the coolest name out there.)  Jin-heon then says he will be happy with her.

Sam-soon is shocked and a bit embarrassed but ultimately pleased with this ‘confession’, but I’m left wondering…what confession?  He never said the words.

5. Make out in a movie theater.  How high school of them.   The funniest part in all of this is Yi-young catching them and dragging Sam-soon out of the theater because she just happened to also be there on a date.

6.  Get matching rings.  What is this? Engagement rings? Couples rings?  I don’t understand!  The walls are closing in…too much commitment!  Too fast!  Gah!!!

7. Introduce her boyfriend to her mother.   Here is were we should hear tires screech.  This will be a tall order since Sam-soon’s mom already knows everything and doesn’t like Jin-heon.  However, they try anyway.  Jin-heon is polite and respectful, but mom is having none of it.  In fact at one point she picks up a stick of some kind and charges towards Sam-soon.  Jin-heon gets in the way to take the brunt of the physical attack and actually gets knocked out.  Seriously, I laughed.  One moment he’s defending his girlfriend, the next, he’s hitting the floor with a THUD.  BWAHAAHAHA!

It takes mom awhile to come around.  Ultimately, what it does take to win her favor is a night of drunk karaoke. (In my experience, this makes everything better.)

Everything is great right?  The list was completed, Sam-soon’s mother approves of the relationship and Jin-heon even spent the night at the house.  The next morning, Sam-soon and Jin-heon are plannign on a fun day of activities when he suddenly gets a phone call.  Uh-oh…its bad news.  Hee-jin is back in the hospital.  Jin-heon drops everything, even Sam-soon (doesn’t even tell her what’s going on) and jets to the hospital.

Here, Dr. Hotpants tells Jin-heon he thinks Hee-jin has Anorexia Nervosa because she hasn’t been eating the past few days.  From what I can tell, she wasn’t eating because she’s depressed over being dumped.  Granted she is skinny and could have a history of anorexia…but just from not eating a few days?  Come on!

Sam-soon hasn’t heard from Jin-heon in a few hours and decides to call him to see if there is anything she can do, but he ignores the call and takes the battery out of his cell.  It’s almost like he feels guilty when he’s with Hee-jin to talk to Sam-soon.  Like he’s cheating on Hee-jin?  Maybe he feels guilty for ditching Sam-soon for Hee-jin, yet again?  I don’t know, guy’s do stupid things sometimes.

Hee-jin gets released from the hospital and Jin-heon says he will care for her at his place.  Hee-jin objects because of Sam-soon.  Jin-heon says Sam-soon would understand (understand what? that he hasn’t told her what’s happening and ignored her for several hours?  Honesty, kids.  Honesty works wonders!)

So, Sam-soon heads over to Jin-heon’s place to find out what’s wrong.  She’s really nervous and so am I!  She pounds on his door but he’s not there.  She slowly makes her way back to the elevator of his apartment building and presses the button to go down.  When the door opens…she’s met with this view.

When the camera swings back to Sam-soon you can see the wheels in her head turning as she’s trying to rationalize just WTH is going on.  Honestly, this is really unfair of Jin-heon to do to her.  He doesn’t call her, in fact he ignores her calls, he doesn’t tell her what he’s doing, he brings over his ex-girlfriend to his house late at night after he just won the approval of Sam-soon’s mother and he knows Sam-soon and Hee-jin do not like each other.  Just what is she supposed to think.

Even though I know he’s bringing Hee-jin to his place to care for her since she’s sick, it’s still mega shady…and he expects Sam-soon to ‘understand’.

I’m waiting for Sam-soon to throw it down.  TO THE GROUND!

Mitzi on…My Lovely Sam-soon episode 13

Haha!  Watched this episode and the Bridget Jones Diary fight finally arrived!   Squeeee!

Cast:

  • Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
  • Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
  • Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
  • Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
  • Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri

Last episode left off on top of Halla (even though I keep wanting to call it ‘Hella’ for some reason. Bad, bad Mitzi.) where Sam-soon’s liberation was put on hold by Jin-heon’s sudden arrival.  They fight a bit and then somehow end up in a hotel room where you hear suggestive conversation.

“Harder.”

“Oooh.”

And it totally makes you believe something else is going on until they show Jin-heon massaging Sam-soon’s calves.  (haha, good one, kdrama. you totally had me on that one!  ZOINKS!)

What we learn here is that Jin-heon is a horn-dog wanting to get all over that *points at Sam-soon* but she won’t have it because, first, she’s super sore from climbing a frickin mountain, and secondly, she thinks she’s too fat.  She tells Jin-heon to wait a month or two so she can lose weight (what weight?!)(and why that reason?!)

Suddenly, Sam-soon gets up and heads to her backpack hoping ‘it’ isn’t wet. What is ‘it’? It’s her application to get her name changed.  Jin-heon pretty much says, “you won’t be needing this anymore.” and rips it up in front of her.  This pisses Sam-soon off so much that she beats him until he’s bleeding from the nose. (whoa!  maybe these two deserve each other)

Jin-heon is delegated to the floor while Sam-soon is in bed to sleep.  Of course, he weasels his way back into the bed and the two end up sleeping (only sleeping) together.

Back in Seoul (I think…) Dr. Hotpants and Hee-jin go visit the 226th (or some number) national treasure.  Wondering what she can get away with, or possibly wondering how far Dr. Hotpants will go for her, she tells him to catch a fish in a pond.  Mind you, this pond is on land that this ‘national treasure’ is situated on.  That’s like asking a dude to catch a fish out of the reflecting pool under the Washington Monument (if there were fish in there)(of course, all of this is assumption).  Of course, since he’s in love with her, Dr. Hotpants says something along the lines of, “Makes sense, OK!” crosses over a visible barrier and sticks his hand in the water before Hee-jin tells him to stop.  OY!  He’s so in love with her.   Love him back, Hee-jin!  Do it!

Jin-heon is still struggling with his relationships with both Hee-jin and Sam-soon.  PICK ONE, DAMMIT!

Sam-soon is across town, getting her act together by shopping with her sister for a shop and supplies to open her own bakery. HUZZAH!

Jin-Heon’s mother confronts Sam-soon’s mother saying she doesn’t want Sam-soon to date her son.  Sam-soon’s mom breaks out all kinds of, “Pshaw!  Girl! Who do you think you’re talking to?!  Your son sucks!” and tells her about the contract relationship. *gasp*

Jin-heon’s mom goes to find him to murderlize him for daring to do something so stupid as get into a contract relationship but he’s got other, more important, things to do like find Dr. Hotpants and challenge him to a game of basketball.

Yes, basketball.  And Dr. Hotpants is good.  So good that Jin-heon is left warming the bench as Dr. Hotpants kills it on the court…LAKER STYLE!

Jin-heon, in order to nurse his pride, then does the mature thing and challenges Dr. Hotpants to a swimming race.  Jin-heon wins, barely, but it’s enough to bring the tension between them to a head. In the best snap of the episode, Jin-heon tells Dr. Hotpants, “I don’t like you. You suck.”  And then punches him in the face.  BWAHAHAHAHA!

This starts the epic fight akin to the one in Bridget Jones’ Diary…except this one is in water.  Ever tried to fight someone in water?  Mega awkward.  But this fight was so hilarious it was beyond awesome.  I think I even saw one of them punching the other in the butt cheek.  WTH is that?!  hahahaha!  You can’t punch someone under water!  And then there might have also been a punch in the junk but then again…it was underwater so how painful could that have been.  …lol!  (I’d have to ask a guy, but ultimately I don’t care, its still funny.) I had to pause the film at this point from laughing too much. All it was missing was “It’s Raining Men” as the soundtrack.

Next thing, we see both of them with gauze? (toilet paper? tissue? tampon?!) up their noses because obviously blood was drawn.  They talk and Dr. Hotpants admits to Jin-heon that he loves Hee-jin.  Jin-heon tells Dr. Hotpants to be good to her.  He’s actually letting go of Hee-jin!

Later, as Sam-soon is across town, Chae-ri confronts her about Hyun-woo (her fiance and Sam-soon’s ex) They get into a little tiff but ultimately, Sam-soon tells Chae-ri to put on her big girl pants and realize she’s dating a scum bucket.

That night, Jin-heon actually man’s up and breaks up with Hee-jin the nicest way he knows how.  She is upset and asks if he’s in love with Sam-soon in several different ways.  He never says that he’s in love with her, just that he’s happy with her and can’t stop thinking about her. It’s a really tough scene to watch as it seems really authentic…the situation, that is.

Time to make like Jay-Z and …

Mitzi on…My Lovely Sam-soon Episode 12

After episode 11, I had to take a break.  Too much emotion going on. I like my kdramas but this was just too much.  But honestly, I didn’t take a break cause I had to know what happened next.

Cast:

  • Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
  • Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
  • Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
  • Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
  • Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri

This episode opens up in the mens restroom…again.  Jin-heon is hugging Sam-soon and confessing (yelling) he likes her.  She eventually gives in and hugs him back and cries about their relationship (whatever it is)being too difficult on her.  And it’s also a bit difficult on me too cause, damn, just make up your minds already!

Finally, Sam-soon asks the question that will make or break this barely beginning love affair…has Jin-heon told Hee-jin yet?   Will he break up with her?

You can tell by the look on his face that he hasn’t told her yet and is afraid to.  Sam-soon tells him she won’t have anything to do with him until he breaks up with Hee-jin.  (and finally, a chorus of angels sing in agreement with Sam-soon telling him to put on his big boy pants and man up.)

Jin-heon drives Sam-soon home because she’s still in her PJ’s and he kinda took her from her ride, so it’s the least he can do.  They part on not so good terms as Sam-soon is a bit pissed about being a mistress when she loathes cheaters.

As she goes inside, her sister Yi-young talks to Jin-heon outside their house and basically tells him if he hurts Sam-soon she will pretty much cut him.

Then there is a scene where Sam-soon enters into some sort of Lord of the Rings ‘Gollum/Smeagol’ episode where she argues…with herself.

Sam-soon 1: I’m regretting telling Jin-heon to GTFO.

Sam-soon 2: The precious, we wants it! We must seduce it!

Sam-soon 1: Well, alrighty then! (enter fantasy scene where she tries to lay seductively on top of a piano Jin-heon is playing only to fall and twist her ankle.  There is a similar scene in Hot Shots that is much funnier. But, you know, they tried, so credit where credit is due.)

BUT the next scene is a million times better because Dr. Hotpants is in it and everyone with two ‘x’ chromosomes swooned.   Sam-soon and Dr. Hotpants are having a conversation about Hee-jin and Jin-heon.  Well, Sam-soon is trying to have a conversation, but the language barrier makes for a lot of hilarious moments and ultra cute smiles from Dr. Hotpants.  How can she convince him to make Hee-hin swoon over him if he’s happy just being her friend?  This will not do, so the conversation ends with her wondering (only in passing) if she should just dump Jin-heon and go for Dr. Hotpants.  (by my logic, this is the only solution)

(See, what’s going on here is he’s thinking, I have no idea what you’re saying because I only know 5 Korean words. And I’m thinking, Wait…what’s going on in this scene again?  because I’m swooning.)

Ultimately, this is only a fantasy and nothing actually gets done.

Hee-jin, feeling something is rotten in Denmark, calls up Sam-soon and they have another mega awkward meeting fighting over what they perceive is their territory.  Yeesh, girls, is any man really worth all of this nonsense? If he’s too cowardly to make up his mind then make it up for him and find someone else willing to date you and only you!

Then a touching moment between Dr. Hotpants and Hee-jin.  He admits to her he would have stood by her side if someone he loved was in a major accident 3 years prior (referring to Jin-heon’s accident and Hee-jin’s disappearing act) Dr. Hotpants would have stuck it out, through the good and the bad making even all the ‘y’ chromosomes swoon this time.

Really, Dr. Hotpants is the hero of this drama.  Why aren’t Sam-soon and Hee-jin fighting over him?  He’s a doctor, gorgeous as all get out, ultra devoted and did you see that smile?!  But nooooo!  Jin-heon is getting all the attention and he’s just a huge man-child.  Just goes back to the break in a No Doubt’s Bathwater, “Why do all the good girls fall for the bad guys?”    Why?!   Will I ever learn MY lesson?   Kdramas!  Why do you make such characters?!

Meanwhile, Sam-soon and Yi-young get the 50K they owe Jin-heon so there will be no more debt between them. Jin-heon tears up the check.  He says she’s worth more to him than the money.  Sam-soon, rightfully, is so upset she can barely talk. That’s 50,000 bucks!  But hey, at least her application to change her name from Sam-soon to Hee-jin (yes, exactly like that Hee-jin) was approved so she has something to be happy about.

Back at home, Sam-soon tells Yi-young that she’s no longer going to try to date Jin-heon, that its over between them and that she’s going to go on a little vacation to climb a mountain (literally. there is some sentimentality here between the two but I think it’s stupid and therefore won’t mention it).

Jin-heon heads over to Sam-soon’s house to see her unaware that she’s already left to climb a mountain.  He runs into Yi-young outside the house and she yells at him.

Jin-heon, unwilling to leave the house until he sees Sam-soon (maybe he’s really growing up a little here) texts her phone over and over thinking she’s getting the messages. She’s not. She left the phone at her house, Yi-young is reading the text messages.  They seem heartfelt, so she goes outside to tell him where she is but only if he agrees not to make Sam-soon upset anymore.

Next we see Sam-soon struggling to climb that mountain. In the rain.  In the pouring and windy rain. (OF COURSE!)  She’s absolutely determined to climb that mountain for that stupid sentimentality but also to prove to herself  she can do it…that she can do anything without the help of a man and certainly without the help of Jin-heon.  She screams to the world when she gets to the top in triumphant defiance.  She’s no longer Sam-soon…she’s Hee-jin and she’s making her own destiny from that point on.  At least, that would have made her a mega kick ass tough chick EXCEPT for the fact that Jin-heon is ALSO on the mountain.

WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?  How did he get there so fast?  And why is he yelling at her?  “Who said you could change your name?!”

Uh, she did, punk.  Deal with it. #BOOM

Mitzi on…My Lovely Sam-soon Episode 11

Er, after watching a little more of Episode 11, I realize I may have forgotten more of episode 10 than I realized…but no time to go back!  the challenge is on!

Wow, this episode had a whole lot of moments that had me saying things like, “oh hell no!”  and, “What. The. Hell.”

Cast:

  • Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
  • Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
  • Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
  • Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
  • Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri

Episode starts out with Jin-heon taking Sam-soon home from the blind date that he dragged her away from.  They run into her ex, Hyun-woo.  Hyun-woo and Jin-heon get into a fight.  I guess this would be the fight similar to the famous fight between Colin Firth and Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones Diary, however it wasn’t nearly as entertaining.  (awkward kicks!  Where were the awkward kicks?!  And trash can lids?!)

However, Sam-soon breaks up the fight and tells Jin-heon to get lost. He looks hurt but leaves.  Hyun-woo looks happy because it seems Sam-soon is chosing him over her.  (Whoever thinks they  just won the girl, take a step forward…not so fast, Hyun-woo)  Sam-soon then tells him to get lost too.

Sam-soon then has trouble falling asleep because for the first time in her life, two guys are fighting over her.  #firstworldproblems

Then, in another scene reminiscent of Bridget Jone’s Diary, Sam-soon goes on a quest to improve herself and starts working out with her sister and eating a low carb/high protein diet.  This works for all of 12 hours before she’s raiding the fridge at midnight. (been there, done that)

Jin-heon, still butt hurt over Sam-soon telling him to get lost AND because he’s in ‘the luvs’ with her (secretly) calls her over to pick up her bike (from the ultra classy scooter accident in episode 8) that’s been taking up room in his apartment.  She reluctantly heads over to pick it up.  When she arrives she asks him if he’s ridden the bike. He says no (LIAR!)  But obviously he did because the tires are flat.  He’s got to take her and the bike home in his car.

In the car, the conversation turns down a road with danger signs all over it.  They discuss their relationship…or lack there of.  THEN Hee-hin calls Jin-heon phone…and he ignores it.  Sam-soon guilts him into answering it because he should, Hee-jin is his girlfriend after all.  The conversation between the couple is awkward, forced and filled with lies (Jin-heon tells her he’s alone) and after Sam-soon screams due to a near accident, Hee-jin also knows he’s lying to her.

Mega pissed, Jin-heon pulls over and forces Sam-soon out of the car. (What. The. Hell.  She didn’t do anything wrong.  The bad is all on him!)  He will take her no further.  Sam-soon can tell that something is going on with him.  No guy acts like that if he hasn’t been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.  She asks him if he likes her.

His response: Didn’t I say this to you before? Who would like to hold a person like yourself? (which is just Korean for, “I want you to punch me in the face”)

Her response: You’re not my type also. You wanna know why? Because you can’t be honest. (Which is Korean for, “I won’t give you the satisfaction of punching you in the face because then I’d get the stench of ‘lying jerkwad’ all over fist.”)

Jin-heon then turns to leave but before doing so, he quickly runs to Sam-soon’s bicycle and kicks it over.  The maturity is strong in this one.

Fast forward a few days, Sam-soon is sick with stomach pains (more toilet humor!) and is home writhing on the floor when her doorbell suddenly rings.  It’s her ex, Hyun-woo!  He says they should officially end it, but that they need to go somewhere special.  She, stupidly, goes along with this still dressed in PJ’s.  (I’m hoping out of boredom)

And *gasp* he takes her to the hotel where she discovered his affair!  ESCANDALO!

While waiting for the elevator to take them to the bar, imagine the series of events that occurred behind the scenes that caused Jin-heon to magically appear right next to them, waiting for the same elevator!  COINCIDENCE!

Jin-heon seems butt hurt though. He says he won’t join Hyun-woo and Sam-soon for drinks because Sam-soon is untrustworthy since she confessed she liked someone else but is out late at night with her ex.  HYPOCRITE!

The elevator door opens, Jin-heon leaves.  Hyun-woo and Sam-soon continue with their ‘official break up’ which ends up being more of a marriage proposal that Sam-soon turns down.  Well actually, she calls Hyun-woo on his bluff.  She said she would accept his ring only if he broke it off with Chae-ri right then and there.  He fails to do so and …what the hell is this?  Jin-heon is now in the bar?  He’s defending Sam-soon?!  HE’S CALLING HER HIS WOMAN!!!!  And he’s dragging her away from Hyun-woo.

They end up in the same mens restroom where they first met last Christmas and he confesses his ‘like’ for her.  Actually he scream’s it, but that’s alright because love is also frightening and confusing.  Just as Sam-soon is about to pull some, “Boy, you are crazy!” phrases out of her bag, Jin-heon forcibly grabs her and kisses her.

And then we all swoon.

The End.

The guys in the background peeing really add to the romance.

Don’t you love it when a man forces himself upon you and tells you he ‘likes’ you?  meow!

Mitzi on… My Lovely Sam-soon episode 10

Ok, confession time. I watched this episode.  I distinctly remember sitting down and watching this episode, I swear.  However, since I watched it after I got home from Mr. Katz’s “birthday” party…I remember very little of what actually went on.

So, rather than watch it again, I thought it would be much quicker and more fun for me to write down what I do remember…

Cast:

  • Kim Suna as Kim Sam-soon
  • Hyun Bin as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Jeong Ryeo-won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim (Dr. Hotpants)
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook – Sam-soon’s mom
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young – Sam-soon’s sister
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-Sook – Jin-heon’s mom
  • Suh Ji Hee as Hyun Mi-joo – Jin-heon’s niece
  • Yoon Ye-hee as Yoon Hyun-sook – Jin-heon’s “aunt”
  • Lee Kyu-han as Min Hyun-woo – Sam-soon’s ex
  • Lee Yoon-mi as Jang Chae-Ri

Jin-heon can’t stop thinking about Sam-soon.  In fact, he thinks about her so much, when he doesn’t want to, that he starts to choke Sam-soon’s stuffed animal that he ended up with all the way back in episode 2.  I remember feeling some sort of righteous indignation at the time…but now, I just find it a bit funny.  Not him choking the stuffed animal (because it is NOT a euphemism, get your head out of the gutter) but because I yelled at the screen.

Next was a duet singing “Fly Me To The Moon”…unless that is an actual memory and I’m just mashing the entire evening together.  Regardless, it was awesome.

Then, Jin-heon meets Sam-soon late at night and almost almost confesses feelings for her but doesn’t.  (but I don’t think this is accurate because in episode 11, he turns into an asshat again.)

Sam-soon tells her jackass of an ex boyfriend to leave her alone.

And somehow, I wake up with a cut on my foot.

The end.

P.S.  This episode needed more Dr. Hotpants.

 

P.P.S  I now vaguely recall a scene reminiscent of the infamous ‘blind date, wait a minute you’re my boss not my lover’ fiasco that ended up with Jin-heon slapped twice and kicked by Sam-soon.

Yes!  It’s all coming back now!

Sam-soon gets a make over and goes on a blind date (who ends up being a total toad) but runs into a former blind date she liked but ran away because Jin-heon played that joke on her.  They were actually hitting it off too when Jin-heon comes back and plays a similar joke…except this time its kinda for real.

Good job, brain.  Way to be slow.