Episode 8 toned down a little on the ‘food commercial portion’, but they still included food obviously, just without the lecture. I liked this episode, actually I liked almost all the episodes. However, the drama is slated for 16 episodes, and we’re already half-way through, but there isn’t much development of romantic feelings, or the mystery plot.
Of course, I don’t expect a tear-breaking, makjang romance of feelings being exchanged because the drama is sort of a very breezy & relax and just fun to watch. Easy on the eyes. However, I do want some cute romantic exchanges, because I want something more, instead of the usual fun I’ve had for weeks.
Sookyung wakes up late, and she rushes out without changing out of her clothes (She didn’t shower. Ew. Hah.). Daeyoung is at the laundry shop, and he picks up a phone call ask the caller if her husband is bothering her lately. The laundry shop owner listens to the conversation and scold Daeyoung for flirting with a married women. Daeyoung explains that it’s his mother, and he calls her by her name because everyone calls his mom, as ‘Daeyoung’s Mom’, so he should at least call her name. Hahaha.
Sookyung can’t get a cab, and Daeyoung stops by. Sookyung pretends that she remembers nothing from the night before and Daeyoung casually calls her name and explains that she allowed it the night before. Sookyung disagrees, saying that she only apologised. Bubble burst. Hah. Daeyoung offers a ride.
Sookyung enters the office, and Lawyer Oh comments that she was wearing the same outfit and if she…..didn’t have enough clothes. Lol. Sookyung explains that she have enough clothes, and she didn’t bother changing as she didn’t want to get lectured for being late again. Lawyer Kim walks in and starts ranting at Sookyung.
Jin Yi and Daeyoung met in front of their doors, and Jin Yi gives Daeyoung her packet of milk, because she hasn’t been drinking them lately. Daeyoung offers to cook for her so that she could make use of the milk she doesn’t drink.
Lee Sang Woo made an cameo appearance as his character in One Warm Word (which I totally find hilarious since I’m watching both dramas). He says that his cheating wife had asked for a divorce and discusses the situation with Lawyer Kim.
Lawyer Kim says that she had experience since she married and got divorce, and now that she’s alone she could just meet any random guy and drink all night with them. Sookyung is offended by his words.
Lawyer Kim goes back to his office. Kyu Shik comments that his words are harsher today and tells Sookyung to calm down. Sookyung takes out all her resignation letters which she wrote and gave it to Lawyer Kim, saying that she wants to quit. As she hands out the letters, she states all the labour laws that he didn’t follow. Lol. She walks out of the office.
Sookyung hands over her manual to Kyu Shik so that the person taking over knows what to do. Kyu Shik is surprised and asked Lawyer Kim if Sookyung is really quitting. Lawyer Kim is surprised too that Sookyung is really quitting.
Sookyung cries on the bus on her way home. Sookyung Mom’s arrives at her apartment, and Jin Yi offers help not knowing it’s Sookyung’s mom and she addresses her as ‘grandmother’, which pisses Sookyung’s mom off. Hah. Jin Yi comments that the lady’s reaction is similar to someone she knows.
Sookyung receives a call from her mother, asking for her door code, and Sookyung rants at her mother for coming down without warning. She tells her mother the code, and decides to go eat by herself to pass time. She goes to a ramen shop which the Siksa Blog recommended for one person.
(I was focusing more on this than what they were saying. Ohhh~ yummy~)They move on to a cafe. He asks if she have any plans since she wrote all those letters, she must had one plan at least. Sookyung answers that she wrote those letters to vent her anger, not really to resign.
Kyu Shik takes over Sookyung duties, and Lawyer Oh comments that he could do everything by himself. Kyu Shik comments that Sookyung basically did nothing much, and then came in Lawyer Kim who starts ranting at Kyu Shik the way he does to Sookyung about every little thing. Kyu Shik takes back his words and says that Sookyung did the most work – to take all of that frustration.
Sookyung receives a call from Lawyer Oh at the karaoke room, and thinks that she was going to convince her back to work. She is sad however, when Lawyer Oh doesn’t seem to care and just asking about her stuff in the office.
Kyu Shik gets home, and tells Kyung Mi that he is in a depressed mood because Sookyung quit her job. Kyung Mi tries calling Sookyung, but Kyu Shik tells her that there’s no point since Sookyung didn’t pick up his calls the whole day. Kyu Shik drinks, while commenting that everyone, all salary men wish to hand in their resignation letters but they can’t when they think of their family and responsibilities. He mentions that he is jealous of Sookyung who is living on her own and could resign just like that.
Kyung Mi watches him, and he notices. He quickly tries to change the mood and says that he is just joking and he’s not saying that he wants to resign. Instead of scolding him, Kyung Mi pours him a drink and says that she knows it is difficult for him to, and she understands but she can’t say the empty words of ‘Just quit’, because their family depends on him.
After the meal, Sookyung’s mom tells her to fill in the match-making form and explains that she went to a fortune teller and that Sookyung has luck in marriage this year. Sookyung rants that those match-making places will only grade people and match people of the same standard. She rips the paper.
THOUGHTS & IMPRESSION
I love this drama – there are lots of nice-looking food which never fails to make me hungry, and there are a lot of realistic points in them, but incorporated in a very smooth way, which makes this drama a very easy watch. I do however realize that we’re halfway through, and there isn’t much development plot-wise.
In this episode itself, I liked how Sookyung was expecting the people at work to call her back, but was disappointed when Lawyer Oh had no such thoughts. It reflects society, that though we are upset at our colleagues leaving, we don’t really force them to come back, and we don’t really bother much unless that colleague is a close friend of course. And the person resigning always feel like the company should feel sad that they are leaving, but we realize that without us, the company goes on fine.
I also liked the sweet exchange of Kyu Shik and Kyung Mi about the desire to resign, but holding on because of responsibilities.
Putting all of that aside, I really don’t quite understand what this drama genre is – comedy? romance? sitcom? It’s not entirely a comedy, I don’t feel any romance yet, and it feels like a sitcom – but it’s not that funny to be called a sitcom. Hmmmm. I appreciate the food, the characters, the cute and funny moments, but I would appreciate more if the story plot progresses a little instead of just episodes of the characters interactions.
Those interactions are good – they really are, but having characters interacting, without an actual plot is kind of weird – because this is a drama after all. And I hope that Lawyer Kim stops being an ass in front of Sookyung just because he is jealous. Hahaha.
Alright, that’s about it for this episode, and next week preview looks like the assault guy is back and he is hanging around Sookyung’s flat~