City Hunter (2011)


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Source: http://kurobukubota.blogspot.com/2011/05/torrent-city-hunter-kdrama-2011.html
 Title City Hunter
 Genre Action, Romance
 Episodes 20
Network SBS
 Main Cast
  • Lee Min Ho as Lee Yoon Sung
  • Park Min Young as Kin Na Na
  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Kim Young Joo
  • Kim Sang Joong as Lee Jin Pyo
  • Chun Ho Jin as Choi Eung Chan
 Director Jin Hyuk
 Screenwriter Hwang Eun Kyung, Choi Soo Jin
 Official Website(s)  http://tv.sbs.co.kr/cityhunter/ (Korean)
 Fan Website(s)  N/A
 Description A man caught between his mentor’s mission of revenge and his own pursuit of romance

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Hong Gil Dong (2008)


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Source: http://korean-drama.ru/forum/25-129-1
 Title Hong Gil Dong
 Genre  Romantic Comedy, Action
 Episodes  24
Network  KBS2
 Main Cast
  • Kang Ji Hwan as Hong Gil Dong
  • Sung Yu Ri as Heo Yi Nok/Ryu Yi Nok
  • Jang Geun Suk as Lee Chang Hwi
  • Kim Ri Na as Seo Eun Hye
  • Kim Jae Seung as Hong In Hyung
  • Park Sang Wook as Jung Mal Nyeo
  • Park Sang Wook as Shim Soo Geun
  • Choi Ran as Lady Noh/Noh Sang Koong
  • Ahn Suk Hwan as Seo Yoon Sup (Eun Hye’s father)
  • Jung Eun Pyo as The Monk (Gil Dong’s master)
  • Kil Yong Woo as Hong Pan Seo (Gil Dong’s father)
  • Jo Hee Bong as Lee Kwang Whe (The King)
 Director  Lee Jung Sub
 Screenwriter  Hong Jung Eun, Hong Mi Ran
 Official Website(s)  http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/honggildong2008/ (Korean)
 Fan Website(s)  N/A
 Description  Part Robin Hood, part dysfunctional family, part romance, all fun!

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My Lovely Sam Soon (2005)


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Source: http://forum.latinoparaiso.ru/viewtopic.php?id=6735
 Title  My Lovely Sam Soon/My Name Is Sam Soon
 Genre  Romantic Comedy
 Episodes  16
Network  MBC
 Main Cast
  • Kim Sun Ah as Kim Sam Soon
  • Hyun Bin as Kyun Jin-heon
  • Jung Ryu Won as Yoo Hee-jin
  • Daniel Henney as Dr. Henry Kim
  • Kim Ja Ok as Park Bong-Sook (Sam-soon’s mother)
  • Lee Ah-hyun as Kim Yi-Young (Sam-soon’ sister)
  • Na Moon-hee as Na Hyun-sook (Jin-heon’s “aunt”)
  • Lee Kyu Han as Min Hyun-woo
  • Lee Yoong Mi as Jang Chae-ri
  • Wong Jong Rye as Chae-ri’s mother
 Director  Kim Yoon Chul
 Screenwriter  Kim Do Woo
 Official Website(s)  N/A
 Fan Website(s)  kimsamsoon.blogsome.com
 Description One plucky girl, one jerky guy, one pretty girl. . . it doesn’t end the way you think.

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  • 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Daesang (Grand Prize)
  • 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Screenplay Award (Kim Do Woo)
  • 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Hyun Bin)
  • 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Couple Award (Hyun Bin and Kim Sun Ah)
  • 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Cast Award
  • 2006 Seoul Drama Awards: Best Mini Series
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award – Actress (Kim Sun Ah)
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award – Actor (Hyun Bin)
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award – Actress (Jung Ryu Won)
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actor Award (Daniel Henney)
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Kim Sun Ah)
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Hyun Bin)
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award (Hyun Bin and Kim Sun Ah)

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WBDS: Episodes 11-15, or, Protect Your Royal Body!!!

Source: http://thundiesprattle.com/2011/07/30/warrior-baek-dong-soo-episode-4/

Ah yes, the Crown Prince.  I know there is a protocol to being royalty: no sass to the king, no calling people out in court. But really? We didn’t see this coming? These. People. Are. Out. To. Get. You.  One of the more annoying things about the Good Guy royalty in this Kdrama is that the Crown Prince and those around them just can’t seem to fathom the lengths to which the enemies will go to get rid of him. So yes, they set you up. Big time.  These fights that include the Crown Prince bring up an interesting, recurrent issue: the fact that there is royalty, and then you suckers who aren’t royalty. Hence the importance of the royal body: don’t touch it, don’t harm it, you better not even look at it too long.

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Boys Over Flowers: Episodes 8-12 – And Now, It’s Serious.

Hello everybody!

So, I’ve been slacking off on getting my part of the BOF episode reviews out there, partly because I need to get used to the new format of reviewing a few episodes at a time. You know me, I love being really, really detailed! Anyway, let’s see if I can do this right:

Is this an awkward picture? 😉

In this section of the drama, things get really serious, really quickly. At this point, even though the evil Madam Kang has done some pretty underhanded plotting, nothing really drastic and dramatic has happened to try and keep Jan Di and Jun Pyo apart. But in these 5 episodes, there seems to be 2 themes: Ordinary, everyday happiness and super dramatic, malicious danger.

SO EVIL!

At this point, Jan Di is pretty set on being with Jun Pyo (leaving poor Ji Hoo out in the cold… AGAIN) and so there are a lot of cute moments when Jun Pyo experiences what an unprivileged, normal life is. My favorite part of this is when Jun Pyo forces Jan Di and her family to let him stay the night at their house. This is an important sequence because Jun Pyo is not only taking in the way that ‘common’ people live, but he’s also really enjoying his experience – it’s the first time he’s ever been around an actual family, and he loves it.

Madam Kang comes back into the picture, though, and really brings about a lot of serious, and scary, trouble. She uses her more devious connections to put Jan Di (and therefore Jun Pyo) into some really deep trouble. Kang runs Jan Di’s family out of their dry cleaning business, and then hires thugs to go and destroy their makeshift roadside snacks stand. Jun Pyo proves that, reputable business or no, he’s still in love with Jan Di and will forsake his family’s reputation to be with his love.

So, Madam Kang tries a more complicated – and more dangerous – approach. She arranges for Jan Di to meet an unknown freshman at Shinhwa High – Jae Ha – who is secretly a popular model.

It's a shame that he's so evil, but so cute...

At one point, Jan Di gets trapped in a chemistry lab at school and is almost suffocated by poisonous gasses that are leaked into the room, which has been completely locked and sealed. Jae Ha comes in the nick of time to save her, but that’s all part of the plot to get her to trust him (because you know she has a thing for people who come to her rescue – in fact, she calls him her black knight! Gee, I wonder who her white knight would be…) Jae Ha, however, is not only Madam Kang’s lackey, but is also the brother of the man Jan Di saves WAY back in Episode 1.

Because she saved his brother, he tries to keep Jan Di out of real danger, and even tries to kiss her at one point (she rejects him). But because she refuses to leave Jun Pyo, Jae Ha has to go forward with Madam Kang’s plan. Combined with Madam Kang’s orders to break them up and his own desire for revenge on Jun Pyo, Jae Ha eventually kidnaps Jan Di (after she resists his advances, of course) and forces Jun Pyo to come ‘rescue her’ in an abandoned warehouse.

Here’s the serious part: aside from all the beatings that Jan Di endured in the first episodes, no one has gotten seriously injured at this point. All that is about to change. This whole episode with the kidnapping and the warehouse is just the beginning of the more serious danger.  Jun Pyo allows himself to be beaten to a pulp by Jae Ha and his fellow Jun Pyo-haters, so that Jan Di will stay safe. Jan Di, though, throws herself on top of Jun Pyo just before one of the guys brings a chair down on him – instead, Jan Di receives the blow on her shoulder, and passes out.

The serious violence doesn’t stop there – later on, Jan Di puts her own life in danger by going out in a blizzard during a school-sponsored ski trip in order to look for a special necklace that Jun Pyo gave her. The necklace – which is gorgeous, by the way – was actually stolen by one of the three main Plastics, who then tell Jan Di that she must have lost it at the top of the mountain earlier that day.

The necklace

Jan Di almost freezes in the blizzard, alone, trying to look for the necklace because she knows that Jun Pyo will be furious with her. Jun Pyo comes and saves her, though (although Ji Hoo would have done so, had Woo Bin and Yi Jung not stopped him for his own safety) and they wait out the rest of the blizzard together in the ski patrol’s lodge at the top of the mountain.

Episode 12 ends with Jun Pyo on a plane to China, where his father has had a heart attack and collapsed, so he and Madam Kang are going over there to be with him and to help run the company. Ji Hoo has tried to get Jan Di to the airport to see him and say goodbye, but they’re too late. So she cries about how she didn’t get to tell him that she liked him while Ji Hoo comforts her. And you know what that means – the love triangle is still going strong!

By the end of these episodes, we’re fairly certain that Jan Di has decided on Jun Pyo, despite the serious danger that his mother has put her through again and again, but this new development about his father  collapsing and his sudden trip to China jeopardizes their relationship and offers Ji Hoo yet another chance to try and win her heart completely. Will Jan Di and Jun Pyo be able to have a long-distance relationship? Will Madam Kang finally get her wish and separate the two of them forever? Will Ji Hoo actually win Jan Di over? Find out in the next review!

Warrior Baek Dong Soo (2011)


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Source: http://dazzlingmeteor.blogspot.com/2011/07/warrior-baek-dong-soo-episode-3-4.html
 Title  Warrior Baek Dong Soo
 Genre  Historical
 Episodes  30
Network  SBS
 Main Cast Ji Chang Wook as Baek Dong SooYoo Seung Ho as Yeo WoonYoon So Yi as Hwang Jin JuShin Hyun Bin as Ji Sun

Choi Min Soo as Chun

Jun Kwang Ryul as Kim Gwang Taek

Park Joon Gyu as Huk Sa Mo

Park Wong Sang as Jang Dae Pyo

Lee Jin Ah as Jang Mi

Oh Man Suk as Crown Prince Sado

Yoon Ji Min as Ga Ok

Lee Won Jong as Hong Dae Joo

Jung Ho Bin as Im Soo Woong

 Director
 Screenwriter  Kwon Soo Gyu
 Official Website(s)  SBS-baekdongsoo (Korean)
 Fan Website(s)  N/A
 Low-Down As a lone prince struggles to free Chosun from China’s grip with the help of his loyal buddies, two childhood friends must choose between their destinies and two chicks and two martial arts masters have to resolve a decades-long personal conflict. Can you say multiple story lines?

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WBDS: Episodes 1-10, or There Are Two Things I’m Afraid Of….

Source: http://withsubsplease.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/rec-of-the-week-warrior-baek-dong-soo/

So like many a historical drama, they just drop you right in the middle of the action. This time, we come across the Crown Prince behaving badly, which wouldn’t be so bad, except everyone else around him seems to pay the price for his nationalism.  If you’ve spent some time with Korean royalty in Kdramas, you know how they roll. At least he seems to feel bad that he’s getting his top men whacked for his foolishness, but everything he stands up for his principles, somebody else ends up paying the price. One might come away with the idea that it doesn’t pay to be loyal.

One thing that Warrior Baek Dong Soo has going for it is the political intrigue, and who is in the middle of it? Hong Dae Joo.  He is working the court officials, the Chinese representative, the ninjas, EVERYONE. He’s got spies everywhere. You now he’s hardcore: he’s willing to make baby soup! One thing you NEED for a successful historical drama is a good villain. Someone willing to go the extra mile. Not some dopey person, but someone who is not only smart, shrewd, but also evil to the core.  Otherwise, what’s the point?

Source: http://alicechensworld.blogspot.com/2011/07/summary-warrior-baek-dong-soo-ep-1-2.html

One of my favorite loyal guys is Samo. You wouldn’t peg him for a parental unit, but he takes his responsibilities toward Dong Soo seriously. Plus, dude is handy with a blade. He’s a little rough (not nearly as rough as Chun), but in the end, kinda like a teddy bear.

Source: http://thundiesprattle.com/2011/07/18/warrior-baek-dong-soo-episode-1-2/

Chun is another matter altogether. He is off the chain. I mean, you must be one heck of a swordsman when you can have a duel while not spilling your hooch!  I thought they make him look scruffy for the part, but turns out that’s how Choi Min Soo rolls on the regular! Like all good characters, he’s complex. One minute, he’s your drunk uncle. The next minute, he’s whacking whole villages of potential good guys. Or making you do some crazy final ninja test. Or dropping by the palace to threaten the Crown Prince. But you kinda like him because he’s interesting, and we still haven’t found out his whole backstory yet. I want him to be caught in a moral crises. I’ll be disappointed if he’s just a crazy bad guy.

Source: http://jeonryulfc.blogspot.com/

This drama also has some brothership going for it, at least that’s what it seems to be.  Gwang Taek and Chun are a pair, and it’s one of the things I really love about some historical dramas: the interaction between the guys.  I was nervous at first because I thought they were really going to go at it but they seem to be good friends. I also was wondering: “Um, aren’t you supposed to be on your way to save someone, Gwang Taek? Do you have time for this?”  Clearly their relationship is more than meets the eye.

Of course that would be a woman making it complicated, because there has to be a romantic triangle, rectangle, octagon or something going on. At least Ji isn’t the insipid type. But she doesn’t say much.  She seems trapped although it is not really  clear why as of yet. On the topic of the ladies in the series, I’m pleased. There are several, and they have skills. While there doesn’t seem to be some Mishil-level shenanigans going on, the Queen is kinda gangster in her own right.

Source: http://alicechensworld.blogspot.com/2011/07/summary-warrior-baek-dong-soo-ep-1-2.html

I’m rooting for Jin, because I think she is best with Dong Soo. Under no circumstances should he end up with Ji Sun. She is just cold. I mean I know you have this responsibility and all, but you’ve been stuck up since the beginning. Plus there’s the whole Crown Prince, “You’re my woman” thing. Puts a damper on having a boyfriend. I just hope Dong Soo  learns how to let go.

Source: http://moviekorean.com/warrior-baek-dong-soo-yoo.html

Let’s talk about our hero, shall we?  Our titular hero isn’t even born yet in the first couple of episodes, but what is kinda interesting is that when he is born, he is not the perfect hero. He has disabilities, and I find it interesting how the drama handles this. We see him struggle for quite a few episodes. For the most part, he’s a fool and a half. Silly. And he has an  (unwarranted) inflated sense of self. Really, that’s not cute.  This is called Warrior Baek Dong Soo, right? I find his pining over Ji Sun annoying.

Source: http://www.newsprime.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=209314

Because of this, Yeo Woon steals your spotlight. I love him! He’s all moody, and silent and conflicted. I want him to be good, but…….Talk about having issues! Can we please start having parenting classes for swordsmen who have families?  Yeo Woon is doomed from the start. I know I shouldn’t have hope (I accidentally watched Episode 11–sadness!), but maybe his friendship with Dong Soo will help him? Maybe? I know, it’s long odds, especially when Yeo Woon is a secret ninja. Sigh.

Boys Over Flowers: Episode 7

Source: http://www.dramainkorea.com/blog/kim-hyun-ju-special-casting-for-jun-pyos-sister-in-boys-over-flowers/

Yes, it was at this point when I decided that Boys Over Flowers was about….well, the boys.  I reached my wit’s end with Jan Di (I know, there is more frustration to come!), but just as I was going to throw in the towel, SHE showed up. Oh, you heard whispers about her in earlier episodes, but she just busts on the scene in Episode 7.  I’m talking about none other than Jun Pyo’s sister, Jun Hee. You can tell she’s Jun Pyo’s sister too: she gets out that car with her cool shades and her pimptastic fur.  Clearly, the pimp aesthetic is strong with this family!  I’m not joking, I was absolutely giddy to see her get out of her white car and hit Jun Pyo with her wooden sword (who keeps a wooden sword in their car? not that I know ANYTHING about that….).  Jan Di is lucky she shows up; otherwise, we would have to depend on HER to fix the situation between Ji Hoo and Jun Pyo, and that’s highly unlikely to happen.

Jun Hee treats Jun Pyo like Jan Di used to:  completely not caring about his feelings but in a sweet way, roughing him up for fun. But I like the relationship between Jun Hee and Jun Pyo (violence aside), because it shows that there is hope that Jun Pyo can develop into a decent human being despite being warped by his evil mother.  Jun Hee is strong, and when she tells Jan Di to fight, she doesn’t actually mean draw blood. I think she’s trying to give Jan Di the confidence to assert herself.  As usual, Jan Di is all non-committal about the whole Jun Pyo-Ji Hoo situation (really, can’t lose with that). And it’s because of her that we have to endure a mini-triathlon between Jun Pyo and Ji Hoo.  What good is it that you feel sorry NOW?!

Source: http://nachan87.livejournal.com/349843.html

So we see the horse race, the car race and finally the swimming test.  During the horse race, you do see that really aggressive side of Jun Pyo, but these bouts are becoming fewer and fewer, which means that he’s GROWING.  Every time he has to encounter some situation that Jan Di finds herself in, he does grow and change as a character.  She, however, does NOT! Completely unrelated note: I’m digging Ji Hoo’s equestrian wear! Are we supposed to draw some conclusions from the fact that he’s wearing white and Jun Pyo shows up in Johnny Cash black?

I’m not trying to make light of Ji Hoo’s post traumatic stress syndrome resulting from his early childhood car accident, but don’t let “poor Ji Hoo” fool you.  Dude did kiss his friend’s kinda-sorta girlfriend.  At this point, I know a lot of people are feeling for Ji Hoo, the sensitive soul, who has only looked out for Jan Di, as opposed to Jun Pyo who has “terrorized” her.  But Ji Hoo has allowed some stuff to happen to Jan Di, especially when she first starts at the school.  And let’s not forget that he is a member of the same F4 that pushed dude to try to jump off the building in the first episode in the first place.  He’s no innocent angel over there. I think part of him wants to beat Jun Pyo just because of years of resentment. He wants to get back at him, just a little.  If so, once again, it’s all about the boys.

I’m with Yi Jung on this one. Ji Hoo broke the rule of brothership, so he needs some kind of punishment, but probably not being kicked out of the group, banned from school, or, if Jun Pyo could make it happen, exiled from the planet.  I think Woo Bin just wants everyone to get along so that he can get back to wooing the ladies.

So at the end of the episode, Jun Pyo is still, in his awkward kind of way, trying to get Jan Di to understand how she messed up. Does she take this opportunity to make a grand apology? No. Explain what she was thinking.  Uh-uh. Declare her undying love for Ji Hoo? Nope. She just stands there, like she always does. She has no idea that she not only kissed some random guy on a beach (making this viewer seriously wonder about her protests of innocence), but she kissed the ONE person in the world that she shouldn’t have.  How in the world can she have hung around F4 and not understand that in their crazy rich world, they only have each other?

Source: http://nachan87.livejournal.com/349843.html

And this is why I had to put Jan Di down.  She never changes.  She’s all self-righteous at the beginning, lecturing Jun Pyo about love, and friendship, and here she is messing with the one halfway normal relationship Jun Pyo has.  She is clueless!  What happened, Jan Di?  So there she is, standing there, letting Jun Pyo hug her, playing the limp rag doll. Shoot. Me. Now.

Queen Seondeok (2009)


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Source: http://ladyjansneverland.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html
 Title  Queen Seondeok
 Genre Historical
 Episodes  62
Network  MBC
 Main Cast Lee Yo Won as Deok Man/Queen SeondeokKo Kyun Jun as Mishil

Uhm Tae Woong as Kim Yushin

Park Ye Jin as Chunmyung

Yoo Seung Ho and Chunchu

Kim Nam Gil as Bidam

Lee Seung Hyo as Alcheon

 Director  Park Hong Kyun and Kim Geun Hong
 Screenwriter Kim Young Hyun and Park Sang Yun
 Official Website(s)  MBC Seondeok (Korean)
 Fan Website(s)  soompi.com: seondeok
 Description  Forget the men…it’s all about the ladies as a queen and her nemesis struggle to lead the Silla kingdom

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Boys Over Flowers: Episode 6, Part 2

Part 2! Time to get to the second half of the episode, and no, this half of the episode doesn’t get any better from the first half as far as liking Jan Di goes. To quote the great Antoine Dodson, “You are so dumb, you are really dumb.”

“For real.”

It’s post-vacation, and Ji Hoo and Jan Di meet at their usual spot – an outside stairwell. Here’e where something good actually happens: they both apologize to each other! THANK YOU! This is when you realize that character development is real in this series! Jan Di apologizes for going to look for Ji Hoo on the beach that night. YAY! She’s admitted her error! Ji Hoo turns around and says that he is the one who should be apologizing because he was the one who kissed her, which you know is true if you’ve seen that part of the episode, since she just kind of stands there while he goes for the kiss.

Then she turns around and says “But I’m the one who hurt Jun Pyo.” They both did, honestly, but I’m so glad that they’re both admitting that they’ve done something wrong. Sometimes in a series like this you’ll get the excuse of “We just couldn’t help ourselves, we didn’t do anything wrong, why are you making such a big deal out of this?” which always leaves me with a sour disposition towards those kind of characters (and those kind of people)!

But what I’m really, really excited about in this episode is how much responsibility Ji Hoo takes for his actions and the extent to which he engages with the world around him to fix the problem! Ji Hoo “has autistic tendencies,” which they only said once a few episodes back, and they explain where he got them from in future episodes. Right now, all you need to know is that Ji Hoo usually prefers to stay out of things and let life pass by him while he sleeps and looks pretty in white. But this incident, he’s stepping up and taking control of the situation that he admits he caused. And so I start to like and respect him, which is a HUGE improvement on my half, since I’m usually an All-Jun-Pyo-All-The-Time kind of girl.

Also, we see more evidence that Jan Di actually, you know, cares for Jun Pyo, since she and Ji Hoo draw a caricature of Jun Pyo in chalk in the stairwell, and while it’s funny at first, she has to fight back tears because she’s more upset than she’s letting on. Oh, don’t worry, this sympathy I have going for Jan Di doesn’t last long. Just wait.

Meanwhile, Jun Pyo decides to throw gasoline on the fire and announces to the entire school that Ji Hoo is no longer a part of F4, and that he’ll expel Jan Di and Ji Hoo from Shinhwa High by the end of the week. Woo Bin and Yi Jung are taken aback by the news, since Jun Pyo didn’t bother to consult them, and neither of them are really okay with this form of punishment. At the same time, they admit that Ji Hoo (and Jan Di) did wrong, but Jun Pyo isn’t making anything better.

Now, here’s something that will really surprise you: the plastics say something useful! I know, shocking, right? But seriously, I hate the plastics (the fake-y overly popular and vicious group of 3 high school girls, who’s leader is a girl named Ginger), but they really do say something that everyone is thinking at this point: they marvel (disgustedly) at the fact that Jan Di is so fickle and can’t pick and stay loyal! They’re mad at her for being disloyal to her boyfriend Jun Pyo, and mad that she dragged Ji Hoo into the situation. They look at her like panthers about to jump on their prey and ask who will take responsibility for her actions?

Then Ji Hoo comes up behind them and says “I will.” I’m starting to love him. He goes one step further and says that he’ll figure out a way out of this situation, because “now I have a reason not to sit back and concede quietly.” Okay, now I’m really starting to love him, and hate Jan Di more. Basically, Ji Hoo just told her that she’s his reason for engaging with life more actively. SHE is the one who has pulled him out of his slightly autistic state (which is normally Seo Hyun‘s job), and on top of all that, he’s also trying to tell her that he likes her. But she’s dumb, because she assumes that he’s talking about wanting to stay with the F4.

Get ready for some Yi Jung! Ji Hoo and Yi Jung start talking, and Yi Jung reveals that he’s really angry about the fact that Ji Hoo consciously and willfully kissed Jan Di, knowing that Jun Pyo liked her, and he actually says to Ji Hoo that he “can’t tolerate you messing with a friend’s girl.” YI JUNG!!!!!!! Yi Jung is the group’s playboy, always going out with several girls at the same time (often on the same date), and more of his backstory will be revealed later, but on the whole he tends to be really open about his playboy-ness so the girls he messes with know he’s like that and he’s never seriously attached, unlike this situation. So he’s pissed. Ji Hoo says that he’s trying to think of something to stop getting Jan Di kicked out of school (not mentioning himself, by the way, it’s all about her) and Yi Jung says that no one’s going to help Ji Hoo out this time. 😦 That part makes me kind of sad, but everyone’s mad at everyone, so it makes sense, and Ji Hoo proves his worth and really works to set things right, which I love.

Woo Bin goes to try and talk sense into Jun Pyo, which is a smart move: send the mafia-affiliated kid to handle the tough jobs! I love Woo Bin. You will too, just wait. 🙂 So he goes to Jun Pyo to try and make him stop all this “expelling” nonsense, and Jun Pyo *sigh* my wonderful man, says that he’s doing all this to Ji Hoo because Ji Hoo used Jan Di: “That jerk didn’t do that because he really likes Jan-di. He was just using her because of Seo-hyun. That’s more unforgivable.” DO YOU SEE HOW IT’S ALL ABOUT HER!? Both Ji Hoo and Jun Pyo are going to try and get their way because they both want to ‘avenge’ Jan Di in some way! Woo Bin is forced to back off of Jun Pyo, so the situation is starting to hit its critical point.

Aaaaaaaand scene. Yep! That’s the end of this episode! Which still kind of makes me mad, because there are still a lot more incidents in the next episode that essentially involve Jan Di continuously swaying between Ji Hoo and Jun Pyo. So I’ll give a little preview: Ji Hoo and Jun Pyo do a couple of “face-offs” (I’m not going to tell you how or why) and Ji Hoo wins one of them. Ga Eul is all excited, then looks to Jan Di and see her being…..meh. That’s the best adjective I can think of for it, her reaction is just “meh.” Ga Eul looks confused and asks Jan Di, “Isn’t this what we wanted to happen?”

And Jan Di continues to be “meh” in response. DO NOT LIKE. But I’ll go ahead and relinquish my dictator-like grip on BOF to CeeFu, who will do the next episode more justice than I would. So, look forward to the posts for Episode 7!