Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (Something in the Rain) Live Recap Episode 11

Live Recap for episode 11 of the Korean drama Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food (aka Something in the Rain) which airs on JTBC on Friday and Saturday at 23:00 Seoul time, and stars Son Ye-Jin and Jung Hae-In

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The mother is the biggest villain of the show right now and she just so happened to knock on Joon-hee’s door just as the two were getting busy. That woman is determined to separate these two, so determined that she stepped out of the house in the middle of the night, in her nightgown. No one is crazier than mama Kim.

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Shorthand (Shorthand character chart)
Yoon Jin-ah – JA | Seo Joon-hee – JH | Yoon Seung-ho – SH | Seo Kyung-sun – KS | Yoon Sang-ki – Dad | Kim Mi-yeon – Mom | Kim Seung-chul – SC | Lee Gyu-min – GM | Cho Kyung-sik – CEO | Nam Ho-gyun – HG | Jung Young-in – YI | Choi Jung-mo – JM | Gong Chul-gu – CG | Kang Se-young – SY | Gum Bo-ra – BR | Lee Yae-eun – YE | Kim Dong-woo – DW |

Airing Time: May 4th, 23:00 Seoul, tvN
How to Watch: Netflix
Countdown: AIRING! …check twitter for updates.


PRETTY NOONA WHO BUYS ME FOOD LIVE RECAP EPISODE 11
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#1
OPENING
JH looks at his phone. JA tells him to open the phone! He opens it and sees her running to his place. They hug and kiss at the door and go inside.

But the mother is looking at her daughters empty bed like a serial killer. She walks to the living room and sits on the couch. She is looking off at nothing and starts to breathe hard as she thinks and thinks and thinks. She puts on her shoes and a long shall and heads out into the rain. It looks like she called a taxi, so she hops in and they leave.

At JH’s place, clothes are scattered everywhere.

The taxi drives through the rain. The mother asks asks the taxi driver to drive slower. Then she looks out the window.

JH’s place is quiet.

Mom gets to the elevator and goes up. She rings the doorbell and we see her rom the intercome.

JH comes to the door with his shirt off. He lazily puts it on as he checks the door. Then his eyes grow wide. He doesnt’ say anything. Mom rings the doorbell again. JH thinks for a moment then turns on his light. he rests his hands on his back and starts to quetly pick up JA’s things. He asks JA what they should do. She is under the covers. he says that his friend is there, don’t come out, I will tell him to go.

JH goes outside, it looks like he might have left JA’s shoes at the door though? He goes outside and shuts his door. She tells him to open the door. He politely says he won’t open it. She tries to get in. He tells her that he will let her go. He will open the door and let her go, but he would like her to leave noona alone. Mom is all like, this is not how this works. Do you think I will like you if you are on my daughters side? JH says that she will be so hurt if she sees her, it is not for him, it is for herself. Can’t she just let this go? He will let her leave right away, I beg you.

Mom walks off. JH stays at the door with his head bowed until she is far enough away. Then he goes back inside.
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#2
One of the OST’s starts to play as he walks through his house looking sad. But then he finds out that JA is hiding in teh closet. He brightens his face and opens the door. he lies and says that he told his friend to go buy drinks. JA hugs him and says she will hurry out right now. She puts on all her clothes and runs to the elevator, he follows her. They wait happily for the elevator.

Umma is still there spying on them in the corner. She sees her daughter get into the elevator and sighs.

JH walks her all the way to her car. he says he is sorry about this, she tells him that he shouldn’t be sorry. She kisses him and they playfully talk about not calling each other when she gets home. he tells her not to drive too fast. She pulls out and waves. He watches her the entire way.

Umma is back at JH’s door, waiting for him. He runs up there and lets her in. They both go inside together.

He asks her if she wants to drink any tea. She says she doesn’t need any! She sits on the couch and he kneels in front of her. She slaps him right away. But she looks like she feels like she shouldnt’ have done it possibly?

Meanwhile, JA calls JH as she drives home. But he doenst’ pick up because he is still kneeling in front of her mother. Mom gets on her knees as well.

Mom – JH, you know how I think about you guys. If you know that then you shouldnt’ do this! Everyone can make mistakes.
JH – Meeting JA is not a mistake. Mom – Right now you can think this way. You came this far. We should look far ahead. JA has a lot of life in the future, you shouldnt’ waste this time. You won’t be happy with what I say, but as a mom I can only do this, we are like family, but what is happening shouldnt’ happen.
JH – The two of us are just dating as man and woman, can you see it that way.
MOm – Understand me, I beg you, I beg you (she begs him)
JH – Just sit comfortably.
Mom – Do you understand what I just said?
JH – …no.

JA gets home.

JH – I know I am not good enough. That is why I want to show you the good side of me. Can you just give me another chance?
Mom – Okay, It is you, not another person. I can’t hide anything. You know what kind of standard I have. You are not good enough for my standard. People say all bad things about moms caring about money and stuff. You know why I dont’ care? Because I am a mom. If JA’s father is working, then my standard would be even higher. I am not doing this because I raised out kids. I want my JA and SH to have a very nice life forever.
JH – I am sitll young.
Mom – I know you understand what I say, so jut stop here.
JH – I am sorry, but I can’t give up noona, whatever you say, I can’t give her up
Mom – We shouldnt’ hurt each other and end it here.

JA rides her elevator upstairs.

Mom – I also feel bad. We should resolve things and live happily.
JH – SOrry, I am not fgoing to do that.
Mom – You are going to continue
JH – you are right
Mom – I thought you were a bigger person…
JH – Sorry, I can’t live without noona.

JA goes upstairs, she is at JH’s place! OMG. She asks why he lied to her. Why did you lie to me!!! Umma tells her to come out. JA yells, this is all you can do! She gets slapped. JA yells at her again. Umma yells back. What did you guys do! What did you do! JA asks, what are you imagining? Do you want me to tell you in detail?

Umma starts to hit JA a lot and JH covers JA so he gets hit a lot. JH tells JA that he is okay. But JA is crying and asks him why he says that everything is fine all the time!

Umma leaves which makes JA and JH grow quiet. JH tells her that he is okay. JA tells him that she is okay as well. She can go through everything. Bye-bye.

But she pauses at the door and then comes back and kisses JH.

JH is so stressed, he rests his arms on the counter.

JA leaves and walks right past her mother. her mother jogs to catch up.

KS is in her house looking at her phone and thinking. JH is still at his counter, but he gets up and crouches in his living room at his little table. His hands are on his head. it looks like he might be crying, but we only see his back.

JA drives home with a rage building inside. But she is quiet. Umma is in the passenger seat and is also quiet. They get home and JA goes to her room (she should move out, seriously). Umma goes to her room, but gives a little look in JA’s direction.

COMMERCIAL BREAK
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#3
MORNING
Appa wakes up and asks his wife if JA went to work already. Umma asks him if he woke her up when he went out in the morning. He says, of course. She sighs and says that he should know what he is doing now and not cry about it later.

COMPANY
JA waits for the elevator with HG and the CEO. They talk about dating and joke about how she has too much dating. JA asks HG if he liked watching the movie with CG? It was a bromance movie, was it good? I forgot to tell you I gave a ticket to the other guy also. HG just nods and goes into the elevator.

Cut to a stairwell. JM and CG talk about how JA is meeting with CEO. JM thinks CG should think about surviving (but he presses the button on his recording pen). CG thinks he should blame the director and then this issue won’t go too far. He has to get the evidence and blame him.

JA meets with CEO in his office. He thinks that he is not satisfied, but it got a lot better. She should come back, he shouldnt’ put a good employee like you outside. Do you want to come back? You dont’ look too happy? She says it is nothing. He asks if the female employee problem is more serious than what he hears. She says she was the one that just wanted to make all the harrassment pass and make it all happy. But she is thinking of her happiness more. She will raise her voice later. He tells her okay, you can enjoy your drink. They both drink their tea/coffee.

The ladies look at all the perverted text mesages from the director about how they have nice lipstick today and they look good today. They think they have to tell him something but they want to throw up.

Meanwhile, JM meets with some of the other men in the company. the other men don’t really pay attention to the sexual harrassemtn, they don’t care. But JM says he worries about them because their image is tainted from those few bad guys. These guys might all be under JM. One of the guys says that he has something. He didnt’ take this picture on purpose, he just took it as a joke. JM sees the video of HG harrassing JA and other female employees at the norebang.
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#4
Cut to all the females meeting and talking about if they will get retaliated against. they might not be fired, but maybe they will have a hard time. SY thinks that #metoo and making people come out is not that great. They need to get their ideas together and talk later (she has a secret deal with the director, SY, so she is a mole). SY leaves. But then she goes to meet the director.

JM goes into YI’s office and gives her a report. She wonders what it is and looks at him suspiciously. Then she looks at the report. She sees the usb inside the report and she watches it. In the video, CG drinks and dances and touches all the ladies inappropriately. HG also does he same. A lot of this involves JA, so maybe that worker really likes JA. SY sighs and holds her head…ah….Yoon Jin-ah.

In the office, BR looks at JA, she looks at bit concerned. JA is just working as usual.

Later, SY meets with KS and tells her that there is nothing she can pick on. She hates her so she wants to pick on something (playfully). they start to talk about JA and JH. Are JA’s parents happy? KS says no one is happy with anyone. This makes SY happy. KS tells her that she likes this too much.

HOME
Umma and Appa talk. Umma asks Appa if his hubae is still at work. Can he introduce JA to him. that way JA can quit her job and get another one. Appa thinks she is going too far, it is hard to get a job. But Umma says that is why she is asking him! She starts to talk about how Appa should have kept his job, then JH wouldnt’ have wanted JA, he is looking down on them now. But Appa just tells her to stop doing this to him. He leaves. But then he comes back and takes his wifes food and throws it away.
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#5
JH WORK
They are all looking at the screen and discussing China. they wonder when they will go there. They asks JH if he is still not going. He says that’s right, he is still not going. He says he lived in America for 3 years. he gets up to leave and everyone says he is going crazy with his girlfriend. After ward, it looks like everyone hates him. One of his friends tells him not to be so crazy, he might get fired. JH says he will just get fired then. he gets a text from JA

JA: do you have time?
JH: WHy?
JA: nyam nyam (eat something)

They keep texting and JH laughs.

While eating, they eat pretty quietly. It is almost awkward. JH brings up Umma first. She says nothing happened with her mother He says that is good, she understood you well. She tells him not to say things like that, it is okay for him to be angry at her mother, he is okay, that is good for her. He tells her that she doesn’t look pretty for the first time. He knows what kind of person she is, but she says bad things for him and misbehaves at home, dont’ do that, it makes me uncomfortable. He says he is okay, just dont’ do anything untrustful. he is okay. She asks if he should jsut watch him getting hurt. He says he is okay because she is next to him.

She gets up and goes next to him. Like this? Then he tells her she is pretty again and they talk about how she can’t die without her permission. She can raise his arms and legs….just joking…..

They walk afterward. She asks if he wants to keep their relationship a secret? He kisses her suddenly. then he asks what? they keep joking and having fun.
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#6
Someone came back from Incheon airport. It is a man who is iding ina taxi. He stays in a very expensive hotel.

COMMERCIAL BREAK
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#7
A woman is washing dishes or cooking. It looks like JA? Yeah, it is JA. She is at home and doing all the washing, possibly for her mother? But she finishes and tells her mother that she is leaving to see KS. Take you medicine. JA leaves. Umma basically starts sobbing from stress.

JH is at work and is talking to SH. He asks why he is dating his sister? JH says it is because she is pretty. SH shoots his gun at him.

JA meets with KS for drinks. She wants to know why KS isn’t calling her. It basically has to do with JA’s mother. They talk about enduring things. JA thinks she was a soldier and saved KS and JH’s lives in a past life, that is why they are so good to her now. But JA says that no one is as good to her. KS asks if JH is having a hard time. JA says that he doens’t tell her. they try to change the mood though and mention having just one drink! They both happily hop up.

JH talks to JA on the phone and laughs. He tells her not to drink too much, okay, just one drink, I will call you later. SH is still with him. SH thinks he shouldnt’ have come there, kids should listen to their mothers. How can a mama’s boy not listen to his mother? SH says he roleplays as a mama’s boy, that way she thinks her son still needs her help, so that makes her happy. You should consult my mother and make ti seem like you need her. JH thinks he knows his mother well but not his sister.

later, they take a taxi and talk about how JA’s changed. They talk about how much they know their own sisters. JH jokes and tells SH to call him brother in law. They playfully fight about that.

They get to KS’s coffee shop and see the ladies dancing and singing happily. It is a sight that makes them both pause.
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#8
The ladies see the boys, but they ignore SH and run up to JH. You are my brother! You are my boyfriend! You are my sister in law! they law and giggle.

JH goes to sit with SH who is all alone at a table, lol. He tells JH, you still like her? Go away.

JH walks JA to the bathroom. KS and SH are alone. KS asks for a favor, can you help JA? that is helping JH. SH says he understands what she says. KS says he thought about it, JA and JH, we don’t know what will happen, but for her, she is not going to lose her friend JA, she is going to do that and he should do that also. SH says he doesnt’ like JH that much. They joke back and forth. KS asks if SH really hates JH, can’t she just beg him? She gets on her knees and he is all like…woooooah, don’t do that! but she gets up right away and says she was joking, he should tell noona yes right away.
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#9
MORNING
SY gives the usb to JA. She watches it. It looks like all the evidence is about JA so she needs to come out or not come out. JA puts the computer in the cabinet and then thinks about it.

VO – I am not forcing you to testify, whatever choice you make, I will not blame you. I am sorry I gave you a big burden, I also don’t feel happy about it.

Cut to JA walking to work and talking to JH. But we don’t know what they are talking about. It looks like it is possibly her testifying. He holds her hand reassuringly. Later, JA sits in front of her computer and tries to type something, but it is hard to start. She finally starts.

JA – This is Yoon Jin-ah, for the last 10 years I worked as a supervisor, I am confessing all the things I suffered. All the stories are based on truth. I can confess at anytime….

MORNING
JA leaves a shop and runs into one of the neighborhood ajumma’s. She is doing all the housework for her mother, the ajumma jokes that she can get married now. JA laughs along and then walks home. She prepares everything at home. Her mother tells them all to sit down, this is nothing! then she tells JA that she has a blind date, empty your time. You already have an apointment, so just go.

SH asks Umma if she is a chaebol? Umma tells him to shut up. But JA says she has an appointment and can’t make it. Appa tells JA not to listen to mother, if you listen to her than I will punish you! Then he tells his wife that she didn’t even listen to her daughter! He stands up and yells at JA. She says yes or no! You are all out! Freedom of speech is the most important thing! Get out if you won’t listen to me! Both women leave. SH tells Appa that he went to far this time.
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#10
JH is at his sisters place. they are playful and are having a good time. But then KS gets a phone call and tells JH to leave. She looks at the phone. Cut to the man from earlier on the phone.

JH is on the phone with KS, she tells him that she has to go somewhere so they should eat dinner and not lunch. She apologizes for not keeping their promise. JH wonders why she is not going together. KS says she can do many things, don’t cry and wait for me. He smiles and tells her to wait for him. She says she is busy at work and has to go.

Jh looks at the phone.

Meanwhile, JA puts on all her nice clothing. Perhaps she is going to the blind date? Appa comes into the room and says that JA is a good girl, she does all these things for her mother. Maybe it is good to go out. JH softly tells her father that she knows he wants to help her, but that might give her a harder time, she just doenst’ want to draw attention. She doens’t want to be the center of attention at home or at work. Today is for JH, she is going there for JH.

JA puts on her jacket, grabs her bag, and heads out. Appa holds the door for her.

JH goes to his sisters place and wonders what she is doing. She is dressed up so he wonders why she is going to work like that. KS says this is her regular clothing, but then she says she has something else to do. he tells her to tell him or he will follow her. She tells him that father came home. he asked to see her. JH is upset about that, he doenst’ want her to see him. But KS is determinded, whatever happens, she wants to get her revenge.

JA walks to the hotel for her blind date. It looks like this might be the same hotel that KS is going to in order to meet her father.

JA goes inside and then leaves. She was in and out. She waits outside and thinks for a moment. KS gets out of the taxi and asks what she is doing there….it’s not….that crazy. JA asks KS not to tell Jh about it, not about the blind date. KS thought JA went there to see KS’s father, but JA says it is a blind date. KS is pretty upset about the blind date and tells JA to finish it with JH.

PREVIEW
JH is going to China.
Things get rougher for our couple?
But they have a lot of super cute moments too.
Perhaps everyone is happy again?

I’ll update the translations later on!

VIDEO PREVIEW

This was translated by Stroppyse on Soompi. She squeezed it in while traveling. Thank you so much!
JH Father: Aren’t you Yoon Jin Ah?
KS: That she went on a blind marriage date means they’re not acknowledging you. They’re completely ignoring your existence.
BR: is Seo Joon Hee going overseas again?
YE: I don’t think Manager Yoon knows yet.
SH: Seo Joon Hee, if it’s a “no”, then it’s forever a “no”.
CEO: If this explodes, I don’t know if Yoon Jin Ah will be okay or not.
SY: Director Nam, are you okay?
JH Father: Could I see Joon Hee perhaps?
JH: What is there that I can do for noona? (he’s talking about what he can do for JA)
JH: Why didn’t you call?
JA: Because I was scared.
JH: Because we might not be right?
JA: Because you might not accept my call.
JH: I’m going to do as I please.
JA: What?
JH: Adoring Yoon Jin Ah and loving her. Can’t I just do that?

SCENES
Stroppyse had to travel so she was unable to translate all the scenes. She was wonderful in translating the preview and several scenes below, during transit. Thank you so much Stroppyse!

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JH: It’s a good thing that you’re so little.
JA: What happened? Did he leave?
JH: No. He brought another friend as well, and they’re settling in as they will.
JA: Then what do we do?
JH: I sent them to the convenience store to buy some beer. So, because of that, today is…
JA: I understand. I’ll leave quickly.
(JH hugs JA)
JA: There’s no time for this.

JA: I look like a mess, don’t I?
JH: It’s okay.

JA: I’ll go then.
JH: I’m sorry.
JA: Nothing to be sorry for.
JH: Drive home carefully. As soon as you get home…
JA: I’m not going to call you.
JH: Just send me a text.
JA: Okay.
JH: And just because you know how to drive, don’t step on the gas.
JA: I got it.

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Mother: Joon Hee
Mother: How much I’ve thought about you and your sister, and how much I’ve cherished both of you thus far, you know that even without me having to say it, don’t you?
JH: Yes.
Mother: You know and you act like this?!
Mother: Oh. Oh. Okay. Okay. Okay. Aigoo, anyone can make a mistake. Where is there a person in the world who lives without making any mistakes? Huh?
JH: Dating Jin Ah noona is not a mistake.
Mother: Okay. Okay, you can think like that immediately, of course.
Mother: And, that’s why you’ve come this far.
Mother: But, Joon Hee, let’s look farther into the future. Hm? Jin Ah and you have different futures waiting for you. Can you waste such important time like this? Hm?
Mother: You’ll probably be saddened at my words. Why wouldn’t I know that? But, from my point of view, I have no choice but to do this.
Mother: We’re no different from a family! With a relationship like that, this is not something to be condoned!
JH: The two of us are meeting as an ordinary man and woman, and just dating. That’s all. Couldn’t you just consider it like that?
Mother: Couldn’t you just consider me? Try to understand me. I…I will beg you like this.
Mother: Joon Hee. Joon Hee. I’m begging you. I’m begging you.
JH: Mother.
Mother; Joon Hee, I’m begging you.
JH: Mother, please.
JH: Please sit comfortably.
Mother: You understand everything I’m saying, right? Huh?
JH: No.
JH: I know that I’m lacking in a lot of ways.
JH: Because of that, to Jin Ah of course, but also to her parents, I want to show that I’m accomplishing things in my life. Please trust me this once and give me a chance.

(video clip ends)

(After the video clip, JA’s mother’s response which is basically a pretty brutal verbal attack of JH. This is most of it, though not her complete rant. )
Mother: Oh. Okay, fine. It’s not someone else, it’s you. So why should I try to hide or deceive? You know what kind of standards I want, don’t you?
Mother: You can’t reach my standards.
Mother: To a person who calculates this and that, people will call her a materialist, and even more harshly, ask if they’re doing business with their child, don’t they? I don’t care about that. Why?
Mother: Because they’re my children.
Mother: What family in the world doesn’t want to give their child the better thing? Would they choose a lesser thing?
Mother: It’s because they can’t get anything better. I don’t there there is one person in the Republic of Korea who would throw away the better thing.

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JA: Why did you lie? Why did you lie? Why?
Mother: Be quiet. Come out.
JA: Did you have to do this? Is this Mom’s level?
Mother: (slapping JA) What did you do right (that you talk to me like that)!
JA: What did I do wrong? What did I do wrong?! What?!
Mother: There’s nothing you did wrong? There’s nothing you did wrong?!
JA: There isn’t!
Mother: You little…! What had you been doing? What had you been doing here?!
JA: What Mom is imagining. Why? Do you want me to be more explicit?
Mother: You little…! (starts hitting) Move! Move! You, get out of the way! Move!
JA: Don’t do that. Don’t do that.
Mother: I said move!
JA: Don’t hit him!
JH: Noona. Noona.
JA: Move out of the way.
JH: Noona. I’m fine. I’m fine.
JA: What is fine? What? Why are you always saying it’s fine? Why?
Mother: You. (leaves in a huff)

JH: I’m fine.
JA: I’m tine, too. I can endure anything. I’m going.
(starts leaving, but then comes back for a quick peck before she leaves)

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JH: It’s obvious that you’re going to say that nothing much happened with your mother. That’s why I’m not even asking.
JA: It wasn’t even “nothing much” that happened. Nothing happened.
JH: That’s a relief. Mother must have been very understanding.
JA: Don’t force yourself to talk like that. It’s okay if you get angry. You can curse my mom out. I can accept everything (you might say). Like “What’s so great about Yoon Jin Ah that she dismisses me like that.” You can talk like that and show you’re angry. I won’t be angry or get my feelings hurt at all. I’m willing to listen to all of that.
JH: For the first time, you don’t look pretty. I know exactly the kind of person Yoon Jin Ah is, but because of me, you’re talking trash about yourself. And that you’re going to be even worse at home, your face shows that you’ve already decided to do that.
JH: Don’t be like that. It actually makes me feel uncomfortable instead.
JA: It’s because I’m so frustrated.
JH: When I see you say and do things that you don’t mean, I…
JH: I told you. That I’m okay with anything. If only it would cause you less pain, darling, then I don’t care what I have to go through.
JA: Darling, you’re telling me to just watch you go through difficulties alone?
JH: Why are you just watching? You’re being next to me.
JA: (changes chairs) Like this?
JH: Yes. Like this.
JA: I’ve become pretty again, haven’t I?
JH: Yes. You’re so pretty I could die.
JA: You can’t die. Not without my permission.
JH: Then what are the limits?
JA: There aren’t any.
JA: Stop right there! You see, even Seo Joon Hee’s arms and legs now move on my command.
JA: Raise your right leg. Raise your left arm.
JH: Oh, jeez. I can’t win over Yoon Jin Ah. Really.
JA: You were trying to win?
JH: Well, not exactly…

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JA: Oh, him. Isn’t that my little brother?
KS: It’s Joon Hee!
JA: Joon Hee!
KS: Hey, he’s my little brother!
JA: He’s my boyfriend!
KS: Hey! I’m the sister-in-law.
JA: Aigoo. Hyung-nim.
JH: Oh, geez.
JH: Have you both gone crazy?
KS: Here.
JA: Yeah.

SH: Do you like her even when she’s acting like that?
JH: She’s cute.
SH: Hey. Get lost. You get lost as well. Oh!

JH: Here. Go on.

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JH: Where are you going?
JA: An errand for mom.
JH: Do you want me to go with you?
JA: No.
JH: When will you be back?
JA: I won’t be too long. Instead of lunch, let’s make dinner and eat it instead.
JH: Well, that doesn’t matter, but…
JH: Okay. After you finish what you have to do, call me.
JA: I’m sorry.
JH: Why?
JA: Since I cancelled our plans together.
JH: You didn’t cancel, you just delayed them a bit.
JA: Anyway.
JH: You really don’t need me to go with you?
JA: There is a lot that I can do on my own, you know.
JH: Aigoo. That’s so great of you.
JA: I’ll call later. Don’t cry. Just wait for me.
JH: (fakes crying)
JA: Stop.
JH: Okay. Call me.

KS text: I can’t go to the supermarket with you. Something has happened at the store.

Father: Our Jin Ah is really a filial daughter. Doing something you don’t want to do to make your mother feel better even. You’re all grown up now. You’re all grown up.
Father: Okay, okay, so that your mother isn’t in complete despair, just think of it as going out for a little bit. Instead of opposing her directly, if you keep doing this, then what you want will…
JA: Dad. I know that Dad is trying to help me, but if you do it in this way, then I’ll become more troubled.
Father: Dad was being sincere.
JA: I know. I know, but… Dad, there is only one thing that I’m hoping for. That I won’t receive any attention. Whether it’s at home or the office or wherever, I wish everyone would stop paying attention to me. If I weren’t the focus, I don’t think I would have any other wishes. Really.

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34 Comments

  1. Kay
    May 4, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Yes @V! JA’s Mother is on a mission, come hell or high water, which is to make it clear that her own happiness and her own opinion are paramount, not her daughter’s happiness or opinion!

    Urrghhh…why does the writer and PD agree to portray the Mother this way?

    So typical. So frustratingly unflattering, unimaginative and unnecessary. Not all Korean Mothers behave in this crazy way and yet Korean dramas insist on portraying them in such a way.

    • Kay
      May 4, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Typo :Why *DO the writer and PD…

      • V
        May 4, 2018 / 8:56 am

        Yes, she is definitely portrayed in a very unflattering light. But O says that she is a typical Korean mother of her generation, which makes her the perfect realistic villain!

        • Kay
          May 4, 2018 / 9:02 am

          God Bless you, @V dear! If not for your kind and concerted effort in doing this live recap, so many of the viewers who do not understand Korean can understand the drama. Thank you so much! 🙂

          • Kay
            May 4, 2018 / 9:06 am

            Typo : If not for your kind and concerted effort, so many of the viewers who do not understand Korean *may not* understand the drama.

            • V
              May 4, 2018 / 11:54 am

              🙂

        • Kay
          May 4, 2018 / 9:05 am

          And about your comment about Korean Mothers of her generation, yes many of her generation do behave in this unflattering way but not all of them do. So it’s utterly frustrating to watch it because the writer chose to portray the behaviour of the majority of Korean Mothers of that generation instead of portraying the minority. Sigghhh…

          • tenay
            May 4, 2018 / 9:19 am

            its sad that most or some Korean mother think this way, now imagine for a foreigner to marry a korean… its war ?!

            • Kay
              May 4, 2018 / 9:22 am

              @tenay

              Yes it would be war if a foreigner marries a Korean with such a mother. But many foreigners who married Korean men or women do not have such a crazy Korean Mother-in-law.

            • Nik
              May 5, 2018 / 6:46 pm

              I think it’s not only korean mother who acts that way, but many of Asian parents. My parents did it when i was younger. Family backgroud is very imporant for them (like joon hee’s father who abandoned his family to marry another woman), because my parents said that parent’s characters or behaviours are inherited.

    • L
      May 4, 2018 / 9:08 am

      The crazy vehemence in which the Mother protests makes me wonder if there is some other underling issue that we don’t know yet. (besides her greed)

      • Mrylynn
        May 4, 2018 / 9:13 am

        I think she doesn’t want her daughter to suffer in future due to family background of JH. In her eyes, JH is ok for other woman but not her only daughter.

      • Kay
        May 4, 2018 / 9:19 am

        Yes @L! I think you may be right. We will have to wait and see what that might be.

      • Miranda
        May 4, 2018 / 5:53 pm

        I don’t think Mom has much of a reason here other than she’s a control freak and social climber. From what we’ve seen she browbeats her family into obeying her whims and is overly conscious of her social standing with regards to marriage. She also seems frozen in time.

  2. E
    May 4, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Heart’s starting to break for the cute couple.. her mom rather her daughter be trapped in a shit rs with a guy who cheats just bcos he has a good background.. than to see her Daughter be so happy. argh!!

  3. Kay
    May 4, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Did anyone watch the YouTube videos of Jung Hae in and Son Ye Jin at the 54th Baeksang Arts Award 2018?

    They looked so good together! They posed for photos together and sat next to each other.

    • Anonymous
      May 4, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      I need to search for a link of That! They looked good in the photos I saw.

      • ciz
        May 4, 2018 / 3:29 pm

        Yes I did. I also saw that he got into a controversy at that award. Appatently people are angry that a new Comer like him stayed in the midle during the group photoshoot….sigh. hope everything gets resolved in the end.

        • Kay
          May 5, 2018 / 12:48 am

          @ciz

          Really? There was controversy over where he stood in the group photoshoot? Seriously? Why are people so small-minded?!

    • noona
      May 4, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      I seen it. From the look of things one would say they’re dating. Son Yejin is so pretty and Jung HaeIn is so dashingly handsome☺️ They held hands. Had fun taking selfies. They exudes happiness being together. They just look so meant for each other. 😍❤️😍❤️

      • Kay
        May 5, 2018 / 12:52 am

        @noona

        They looked really comfortable and happy, I agree with you, but it was obvious when they met at the red carpet photo call that Son Ye Jin was unaware Jung Hae In was even going to be there. That was what I got from their short exchange of words there. So I think they may not be dating but just very comfortable with each other. But they may date after the drama? They certainly look good together 🙂

  4. E
    May 4, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Omo.. JH’s Father seems to be back!

  5. Miss Marj
    May 4, 2018 / 9:58 am

    Urgggghhh! Mother hen is making me furious! Seriously???😡😡

  6. tenay
    May 4, 2018 / 11:43 am

    what makes her go to the blind date so suddenly, did i missed something ? or maybe to much pressure.

    • Anonymous
      May 4, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      Her mom set up the blind date very fast and told everyone at the dinner table. That is when Appa got upset.

    • Miranda
      May 4, 2018 / 1:57 pm

      Mom’s shown that she’s willing to attack both Kyung Sun and Joon Hee if Jin Ah just ignores her. Jin Ah agreeing to go on the date is kind of the mirror image of Joon Hee coming back to get yelled at by Mom in his apartment – they’re both trying to protect each other and take all of Mom’s rage alone, knowing that if Mom doesn’t have a target she’ll just find someone else.

      Jin Ah has absolutely no intention of actually dating anyone but Joon Hee.

    • noona
      May 4, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      What the …. did she go on a date and then ask the sister to keep it a secret from JoonHee… JINAh frustrates me so much with all the trouble she’s causing… Why get bothered by Umma when all she has to do is start living on her own. Why is she getting portrayed as a 35 year old with a mentality of a clueless 15 year old???

  7. desertelfmom
    May 4, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Thank you for this.

  8. Shayri
    May 4, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    I don’t agree with what Jim – ah did by going on the date. Yes the mom will create scenes, she behaves like a lunatic & it makes sense. Still once you start giving in to pacify the rage you’re setting up a precedent that’ll be hard to escape from.

  9. ciz
    May 4, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    Than you V for the recap!! Honestly you have no idea how your recaps keeps us sane.

    Her mom is a mega bi*ch, so glad that her husband is finally asserting his authority in the household as the father figure. Was so happy that he kept yelling at her in this episode!!

    I kinda understand why jin ah went on that date but she better prepare herself for joon hee’s wrath!

  10. Miranda
    May 4, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    The phrase “noble idiocy” is thrown around a lot regarding k-dramas, but it’s usually used way too broadly – like a guy breaking up with a girl or being really cruel to her because if she find out a secret she’ll be hurt. Which is obviously insane, because EITHER WAY she’s going to get hurt, so what was the point?

    Pretty Noona is employing noble idiocy correctly though: a situation where you do something dumb that causes you pain to protect someone you love. Joon Hee knows Jin Ah will be incredibly upset if she knows her mother’s come to his house, so he tries to shield her from it by absorbing Mom’s fury alone. Jin Ah knows that her mom might come back to attack Joon Hee if she feels cornered, so she agrees to go to the (pointless) blind date without telling Joon Hee. Both of them are in their own ways trying to wait Mom out while saving the other one from harm, which is noble, but the idiocy part is that they have to be a united front in situations like this. It’s fine to meet alone with Mom as long as it’s agreed and mitigated. It’s fine to go on a fake date as long as everyone knows. Not that I think for a second it will keep them apart, but it’s needless friction.

    I thought Mom’s act with Joon Hee was pretty enlightening. She’s used a different manipulation with each person she’s targeted, but in the end she’s unsparing with Joon Hee: there is NOTHING he ever could have done to be worthy in her eyes. Circumstances out of his control mean Mom views him as lower class and she always would have. It might be a generational belief, but even she knows that it’s a throwback mindset, which is why she’s been careful to frame all of this as “we’re family!” with others. But in the end, she’s going to scorn him no matter what. No wonder he starts crying once he’s alone.

    • Kay
      May 5, 2018 / 4:35 am

      @Miranda

      Yes I have to agree with you that Jin-ah’s Mother may not let up with her objections. She’s going to fight tooth and nail to ensure that she gets the rich son-in-law that she selfishly wants for herself regardless of her daughter’s feelings and happiness. ALL she cares about is her own self-gratification and selfish desires of snagging a son-in-law that is loaded and she can have bragging rights to lord over the people around her. Siiigghh…

  11. Greena Lim
    May 4, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Thank you for your wonderful effort.

  12. Kay
    May 5, 2018 / 4:49 am

    Some commenters here have commented that Jin-ah’s Mother’s objections to Joon-hee stems from her concern that Jin-ah will not be happy with Joon-hee because Joon-hee is not loaded.

    I have to say that that kind of opinion is not only disturbing but downright selfish and demeaning.

    Does wealth equate happiness? Does money guarantee happiness? CAN money buy happiness? If that is the case, then it is truly disturbing to know that people are only happy IF they are loaded.

    It is also selfish for a Mother to dictate to her children who they should marry because all she cares about is snagging a rich son-in-law who she can benefit from financially because she thinks money can guarantee her daughter happiness but in actual fact, she only cares about her own self-gratification because she can enjoy the benefits of having a rich son-in-law.

    It is also demeaning to the future son-in-law to know that all she cares about is that he is rich which makes him the ideal son-in-law and demeaning to Joon-hee to know that Jin-ah’s Mother thinks of him in such a way as to grade him as not good enough for her daughter because he is not rich.

    Which is why Jin-ah’s Mother berates her own husband for not working because all she cares about is money, money, money and nothing else. What kind of a wife berates her husband in that way? It is small wonder that divorce rates are so high even for couples who have been married for decades if wives treat their husbands in the way that Jin-ah’s Mother treats her husband.

    I have heard a saying that before deciding on marriage, a man should look at the woman’s Mother and a woman should look at the man’s Father to see how the man or woman of their choice will turn out to be in the future. If they like the woman’s Mother or man’s Father, then they have an idea of how their man or woman will look like or turn out to be in the future.

    However, there are men and women who do not take after their Mother or Father, so this opinion does not apply to everyone but it is something to think about especially with a prospective mother-in-law from hell like Jin-ah’s Mother.

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