Open Thread: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Episodes 9 & 10

Welcome to the Open Thread, everyone! Doesn’t our Mi Ho look adorable with her new hairdo, and aren’t those just the most wonderful dimples, ever?? 😍

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1. Please don’t post spoilers in the Open Thread, except for events that have happened in the show, up to this point. If you really need to talk about a spoiler, it is possible to use the new spoiler tags, but please know that spoilers are still visible (ie, not hidden) in the email notification that you receive, of the comment in question. We have quite a few first-time viewers among us, and we don’t want to spoil anything for anyone.

2. Discussions on this thread don’t have to close when newer threads open, just so you know! But as we progress through our group watch, please keep the discussions clear of spoilers from future episodes, so that future readers coming to this thread won’t be accidentally spoiled. Does that make sense?

Without further ado, here are my reactions to this set of episodes; have fun in the Open Thread, everyone! ❤️

My thoughts

Episode 9

Interference seems to be the name of the game this episode, and it can get aggravating to watch, BUT, the interference also does seem to push Dae Woong towards acknowledging his feelings for Mi Ho, so it’s not all bad?

It’s a bummer that Grandpa and Aunt combine forces to drag Dae Woong back home, with Grandpa even feigning sickness to get Dae Woong to cooperate, but on the upside, Dae Woong does care enough about Mi Ho, to notice that she’s not quite herself, and might be unwell, and goes back to check on her.

Also, it occurs to me that because of Show’s light hand, all of the interference by Grandpa and Aunt doesn’t land too badly. In a more serious drama, this could have been much more aggravating. In this show, the aggravation mostly comes from Sneaky Noona, which we’ll get to later.

It is hard to watch Mi Ho be in pain, especially when we hear from Gumiho Hunter, that she is going through her first death. It had never occurred to me before, that each of Mi Ho’s tails represents a life.. I guess this borrows from the idea that a cat has nine lives?

How troubling, though, that we learn that each death is going to be more painful than the last. And of course Mi Ho doesn’t wish to tell Dae Woong her secret about working to become human, and therefore can’t be near her bead, when it hurts the most.

It’s when Dae Woong’s not thinking about things too hard, that his feelings for Mi Ho come out in full force, and I have to admit, it was pretty satisfying to see him practically jump out of a moving car, and literally run back to the apartment, so that he can make sure that Mi Ho’s ok. This kind of visceral concern for Mi Ho, is exactly the kind of thing I’d like to see more of, from Dae Woong.

Dae Woong isn’t so great at picking up clues, it seems, because he takes Mi Ho’s words at face value and believes her when she says that she’s just too tired. This is admittedly a bit of a stretch, since Dae Woong is still under the belief that Mi Ho doesn’t get tired because she is a gumiho.

I think that he chooses to believe her, because he has very little wiggle room at the moment anyway, to take care of her; I think it just makes things easier for him to believe her.

I do appreciate the gentle way that he checks her temperature, and tells her to eat well and rest, after checking the fridge to make sure that she has enough soda and meat for a while.

This episode, there’s a recurring motif of flickering lights, which represent Dae Woong’s confusion around his feelings for Mi Ho. When he’s at home and the lights are bright and stable, he says that he can see clearly, and his senses are gathered. This implies, by extension, that when he’s in darkness, he can’t see as clearly (read: logically), and I believe that this is meant to represent the times when his feelings for Mi Ho are clearer.

I think it’s significant that while Dae Woong finds relief in the light early in the episode, by the time we reach the end of the episode, in the scene where he’s toying with the light switch, he ends that session by brooding in the dark. I feel like this is a symbolic indication that he’s beginning to become more cognizant of his feelings for Mi Ho.

In the meantime, Dae Woong offers to introduce Ddoong Ja to Mi Ho, saying that Ddoong Ja must be really curious about her. Heh. I’m amused that Dae Woong needs to make an excuse for himself, to look in on Mi Ho.

However, I do appreciate that he’s being much more patient and mature with Grandpa and Aunt, compared to when we first met him. When he tells Aunt that he’ll be back in time for Grandpa’s dinner, I actually believe him. I like this more grounded version of Dae Woong much better, I hafta say.

I also appreciate that when Dae Woong happens to meet Sneaky Noona outside the apartment (because Sneaky Noona is sneaking around, hur), he takes the opportunity to return the camcorder to her. Even though this gives Sneaky Noona access to the questionable footage of one of Mi Ho’s tails, I like the idea that Dae Woong doesn’t feel it’s right to keep the gift, and is drawing a firm line with Sneaky Noona.

This episode, Sneaky Noona becomes Suspicious Noona, and begins to get sucked into all sorts of wild ideas about Mi Ho. I do think that this doesn’t land with any realism, since the video footage isn’t much to go on, and its link to Mi Ho being not quite human, is quite tenuous.

I’d say the same for all the other bits of circumstantial evidence Suspicious Noona mulls over this episode, since they really aren’t much to go on.

For example, it really seems odd that Noona picks up on the fact that Mi Ho evaded the car in a supernaturally fast manner. However, because this is such a breezy sort of drama world, I think we’re meant to just accept Sneaky Noona’s suspicions, along with the far-fetched scheme she hatches, to get Mi Ho to undergo a medical examination. Pfft. That whole thing, where Noona traps Mi Ho in an examination room, so that a doctor can come and forcibly examine Mi Ho, is wildly ridiculous.

Before that all goes down, however, it is nice to see Dae Woong and Mi Ho finally reunite and spend some time just hanging out together and having fun.

That moment when Dae Woong catches up to Mi Ho, just as she’s given up hope of meeting Dae Woong outside his home, is quite thrilling, because I’d thought that in classic Hallyu fashion, they’d just missed each other by two seconds. I felt so happy for Mi Ho, that she gets to see Dae Woong after all, and I love that she happily hugs him without any hesitation. I just love Mi Ho’s innocence and lack of guile. ❤️

How cute, that Dae Woong really does introduce Mi Ho and Ddoong Ja, and they shake hands and everything.

Even cuter, is how happy Mi Ho is, as she and Dae Woong ride around together on that twin bicycle contraption, looking like a bona fide couple out on a date at the park. Aw.

Aunt goes to meet Director Ban at his office, and requests that he get Dae Woong to quit the movie because of his injuries, and this is when I notice that poster on the wall, of Director Ban’s very successful slave drama, titled, simply, “노비” (“nobi”), meaning “slave.” Tee hee hee.

This is totally what Ele was talking about before, and this is definitely a reference to Sung Dong Il being a part of Chuno, earlier that year. 😆 In fact, doesn’t it look like Sung Dong Il himself, in that poster? I am very tickled by this.

Unfortunately for Aunt, her klutzy side strikes again, and she accidentally spills coffee on Director Ban’s beloved DVD set of A Better Tomorrow, which is autographed by none other by Chow Yun Fatt himself. Yikes. Poor Aunt is completely taken aback when Director Ban loses his cool and raises his voice at her in a fit of anger and horror.

Director Ban recovers his cool somewhat (for which I think he deserves some credit, since this really was his prized possession, and most people in his position wouldn’t be able to recover quite as fast), but it’s too late; Aunt leaves in a huff, saying she’ll go to Hong Kong to get him a new one. Ahaha. Poor Director Ban. He looks so disappointed in himself. 😆

Interference is still our main theme. When Mi Ho refuses to leave Dae Woong’s side by the time the 100 days are up, like Gumiho Hunter tells her to, he starts to make arrangements for Mi Ho to leave for Japan under a new identity, once she becomes human. How troubling, that Gumiho Hunter muses that it’s all because he doesn’t think Mi Ho will be able to bear it when Dae Woong dies. That’s.. not good.

Just when Dae Woong gets a perfectly clean bill of health after his medical checkup, and is all ready to reunite with Mi Ho over some grilled meat, Sneaky Noona tells Mi Ho to disappear, in exchange for her keeping quiet about Mi Ho’s strangeness. Sneaky Noona really doesn’t have much to stand on, but because Mi Ho is so innocent and guileless, and also, because she’s experienced firsthand how much damage rumors can do, I’d believe that she’d agree to disappear, on those grounds.

Importantly, when Mi Ho calls to ask Dae Woong to take care of her bead even when she’s not there, Dae Woong’s face immediately clouds over, and he looks genuinely horrified, when Mi Ho tells him that she’s going to have to disappear from his side.

Episode 10

I am bummed that Mi Ho’s agreed to disappear, but I am amused that she’s so easily persuaded to postpone her disappearance, first, by an invitation from Byeong Soo and Sun Nyeo to join them for barbecue, and then, by an invitation from Grandpa, to get in his car for a home visit.

I understand; Mi Ho is very unwilling to leave Dae Woong, and even though she appears to be in a dilemma with each invitation that she receives, she’s actually more than happy to jump on an excuse to put off the inevitable, just a little longer. That, and the meat included in both invitations definitely helps to sweeten the deal, heh.

Also, even though I’m not hot on the way Dae Woong responds in an angry tone when Mi Ho tells him on the phone that she has to disappear from his life, I appreciate the idea that underneath the angry outburst, he really, sincerely doesn’t want Mi Ho to disappear, and is actually anxious that she stay.

I appreciate the way Dae Woong rushes to the hospital to look for Mi Ho, and when he hears that Noona had gotten Byeong Soo and Sun Nyeo to bring Mi Ho to the hospital, which just happens to be her father’s hospital, Dae Woong gets suitably suspicious and confronts Noona.

I am very pleased that he basically sees through Sneaky Noona’s attempt to play the victim, and firmly informs her that Mi Ho is not at all scary, and absolutely not a monster. Plus, I do love how Dae Woong indirectly calls Noona’s bluff, that it had been Mi Ho who’d offered to disappear. He knows that Mi Ho would never voluntarily leave him, and I find that unwavering confidence and assurance – reflected so much in his gaze in this moment – very appealing. That’s just how solid and steady Mi Ho’s affection is, to him.

I have to confess that I took quite a lot of delight in Noona’s flabbergasted expression, that Dae Woong would actually say such things to her. YESS. Take that, Noona. 😏 I like how Dae Woong  then basically straight up tells Noona to just leave well enough alone, before he runs off, leaving her speechless. HA. As you can tell, I have a beef with Sneaky Noona. 😜

More importantly, I like that the reason Dae Woong runs off abruptly, is because he sees Fox Rain out the window, and is concerned that Mi Ho’s crying. Aw.

It’s smart of Dae Woong, to call Mi Ho and tell her that he misses her, so that she’ll stop crying. That definitely shocks Mi Ho into stopping, which I think is adorable.

Plus, I also think that Dae Woong muttering to himself, before uttering the important “I miss you” to Mi Ho, that this is the only way to stop her from crying, feels like he’s giving himself an excuse to say it, just like Mi Ho had been giving herself excuses to delay her disappearance.

While Dae Woong makes his way back to the apartment, Mi Ho determines that she needs to deal with Noona, because now that Dae Woong’s even told her, “I miss you,” all the more she can’t leave him.

..Which made me think that Mi Ho was going to threaten Noona or something, so it’s quite funny to me that Mi Ho ends up pleading with Noona instead, because that’s the more human thing to do. Hmm.. I think our Mi Ho isn’t very clear on what humans are like, honestly.

I’m more than a little concerned that Mi Ho openly tells Noona everything about giving Dae Woong her bead, and how it protects him. Ack. Mi Ho trusts Noona wayy too much; no one should trust Noona, ever, I say.

Since Mi Ho doesn’t have a second bead to give her, Noona basically demands that Mi Ho do the Real Action for Director Ban, and that Mi Ho do it, only on the condition that Director Ban makes Noona the lead actress. Ugh. That’s sneaky, but it does satisfy Noona’s desire to be the lead actress, Director Ban’s desire to have Mi Ho be his Real Action girl, and Mi Ho’s desire to make an agreement with Noona that would enable her to stay.

I do like that the minute Byeong Soo calls Dae Woong to let him know that Mi Ho is, oddly, with Noona at the action school, Dae Woong comes running to get Mi Ho away from Noona. This episode, Dae Woong earns a good amount of brownie points from me, for firmly and consistently standing up for Mi Ho, when Noona tries to put her down and call her names.

I also really like the conversation that Dae Woong and Mi Ho have the gym, where Dae Woong apologizes to Mi Ho for having wanted to use her. I love that Mi Ho brushes it off, and apologizes too, for having once said that she’d wanted to eat him. It’s so wholesome, that this mutual apology is sincere and heartfelt, and yet, so easily gives way to silly bantering, where Dae Woong coaches Mi Ho on how to act more frail and tired while doing her stuntwoman work, so that she can appear more human-like.

It’s cute that as they go through scenes together, Dae Woong gets all flustered and protective at any mention of Mi Ho’s character having even the tiniest show of skin, while Mi Ho innocently says things like, “But I like taking baths!” Lol.

More importantly, as Dae Woong practices his lines with Mi Ho standing in as the virtuous girl that his character is opening his heart to, he ad-libs the last part, and says, “I want to protect you, and I want to treat you well. While getting rained on, I must have lost my mind.” Ooh. Dae Woong fumbles that he made a mistake and just said the wrong lines, but he just really got caught up in the moment, didn’t he? And that’s how he truly feels about Mi Ho, isn’t it?

As Mi Ho gets into the swing of rehearsing action scenes along with the rest of the crew, Director Ban attempts to talk things out with Aunt, to no avail, because she keeps hanging up on him; she’s that offended and hurt by his angry outburst, and the idea that in his eyes, she’s less important than his daughter AND Chow Yun Fatt.

Director Ban makes a solemn decision, and packs away his Chow Yun Fatt stuff in a box, and sends Aunt a text, reminding her to watch him accept his award on TV, for the Korean Film Festival, so that she will see his sincerity. Pwahaha, Director Ban actually does the silly secret signal things that he and Aunt had joked about – both the head roll and the backwards goodbye – and while everyone else wonders what is up with Director Ban, Aunt swoons at home. Tee hee. This is hilarious.

Even more hilarious, is how Aunt then shows up in Director Ban’s office in a tribute outfit of her own, in order to tell him that she likes every aspect of him, and doesn’t want him to give up anything at all. Their reunion embrace is emotional and dramatic, and, kudos to Director Ban, that this time, he only blinks in consternation once, when his box of Chow Yun Fatt treasures gets knocked over. All he does is mutter a quick “I’m sorry,” in Mandarin, to Chow Yun Fatt, ha. 😆

While all this is going on, Mi Ho stays away from the crew’s celebration party in honor of Director Ban’s win, because Noona’s told her to not to go, on threat of Noona spreading weird rumors about her, ugh.

To cheer Mi Ho up, Gumiho Hunter urges Mi Ho to try on her new human identity, just to see how she likes it. He takes her shopping for clothes, gets her a makeover, and even brings her to a reunion party for her fake university reunion. Ha. I love that Mi Ho chooses her outfit because her blouse is the color of cow. She’s so singleminded that way, isn’t she? 😆

While it’s all very novel to Mi Ho, it’s clear that she’s not very comfortable in this new skin. Gumiho Hunter points out that when Mi Ho is with Dae Woong, Dae Woong’s forced to hide the truth from his friends and family, and this makes Mi Ho feel bad. Gumiho Hunter once again urges Mi Ho to leave Dae Woong at the end of the 100 days, saying that he’ll help her, but Mi Ho doesn’t give him an answer.

In the meantime, Dae Woong’s at the celebration party, and feeling perplexed that Mi Ho hasn’t shown up. I’m rather concerned, because Dae Woong gives away way too much information, when Sun Nyeo tries to plant a drunken kiss on him. I guess it’s because Dae Woong is just that relieved to have averted any damage to the bead, but his big show of relief definitely gives Sneaky Noona an idea, and I don’t like where this is going.

When Mi Ho gets back to the apartment and asks Dae Woong what he’d tell his friends and family if they asked about her, I appreciate that Dae Woong says that they’ll have to find a day to clearly say what happened between them before. This feels healthy and positive, and I think that this helps Mi Ho to feel better. Also, how silly-cute, that Dae Woong uses the bead as an excuse to tell Mi Ho not to get too close to Gumiho Hunter, claiming that her close proximity to another guy causes him physical discomfort, the way she would feel discomfort, if he got close to another girl. Pfft. Dae Woong’s definitely being more.. upfront about his jealousy?

I feel like Dae Woong insisting on being on the filming set every day, even though he doesn’t have any scenes, is him being equal parts protective and territorial. He definitely doesn’t like it when the male crew pays Mi Ho any attention, heh.

What an awful, sneaky trick that Noona plays on Dae Woong, though, taking advantage of her costume being identical to Mi Ho’s, and ambushing him in a kiss like that. UGHH. I am so angry with Noona; she looks so unrepentant and defiant. Even before Dae Woong’s done pushing Noona away and yelling at her to ask her what the heck she thinks she’s doing, our Mi Ho, who’s perched on the top of scaffolding, ready for an action scene, collapses in a dead faint, and falls headlong to the floor. ACK. I mean, I’m pretty sure Mi Ho will be ok, because she has to be, for our story to continue, but STILL. This cliffhanger had my heart in my throat. 😱🙈

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Kay
Kay
24 days ago

The feels really show up in ep 9 as well as lots more cute! Dae Woong’s feelings can’t be hidden now ❤ And Noona just keeps causing all kinds of problems. Still loving all of Director Ban and Aunt’s interactions. Nice little cliffhanger ending there too 😅

j3ffc
j3ffc
27 days ago

I think we all agree that Sneaky/Suspicious Noona is pretty despicable, but in the end she’s only a self-centered, jealous young woman who has no real idea of what/whom she is actually dealing with, whereas Gumiho Hunter knows EXACTLY what he’s doing. He a bad, bad man-thing.

As we move along Mi Ho’s journey and learn more about her wish to become human, I’m struck by the things that appeal to her: going to a party, driving, getting an education, getting a birthday. Even though this is a fantasy, it reminds one to appreciate the small elements of our lives.

beez
28 days ago

@BE @ Trent – I spent years bemoaning the bangs because I felt the actors’ usually looked so much better with their hair up out of their face and I think the bangs do look childish and even worse, they remind me of Eddie Muenster. But now I think the haircut is probably one of convenience (along with style). When I see actors who do tend to wear their hair back from their face. it takes tons of goop, copious amounts of hair product, and hairspray to keep it that way.

Ele Nash
28 days ago
Reply to  beez

Bangs or no bangs? I’m good with either! 😍😍😍

jang hyuk bangs.jpg
BE
BE
26 days ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

I do not think I have seen JH in an actual bangs, mop top hairstyle, and perhaps on one show or another he has actually sported such a look, but it would make him look silly. A little hair on the forehead is one thing, the casual fashionplate look, but to wear bangs with this hair, they would cover his nose.

Ele Nash
24 days ago
Reply to  BE

We call them fringes in England. I definitely have seen Jang Hyuk sporting various fringes with varying levels of loveliness, but I do admit hair swept back a la Bangwon is possibly, very slightly, the most handsome of handsome looks he’s had… I take his hair very seriously 😅

Leslie
26 days ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

All roads lead to Jang Hyuk! ♥️

Ele Nash
24 days ago
Reply to  Leslie

@Leslie I literally use any excuse 😍

Shyama
Shyama
21 days ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

Oh my gosh!yes!

phl1rxd
phl1rxd
28 days ago

I cannot wait for Noona to get her nastiness put in check. She is just so bad.

BE
BE
28 days ago

I would also like to repeat my admiration for Yoon Yoo Sun who is a complete delight of comic timing and expression. She gives Sung Dong Il everything he dishes out and puts such a lovely icing on his cake. Given Sung Dong Il, that certainly is saying something. I checked out her resume, and am disappointed to find very little other than minor support and cameo roles. She is both very attractive and utterly selfless with regard to that attractiveness in her comedic genius. She is, for me, show’s secret weapon… along of course, with Shin Min Ah’s incredible charm.

Leslie
28 days ago

On a superficial note, I love the manufactured costume changes, a la shopping spree, for Mi Ho/Min A, after seeing her in basically one of two outfits for 12 episodes. Show’s got to get some glam in there, somehow, eh? 😉 Min A, er, Mi Ho sure does clean up nice, doesn’t she?

Something I enjoy about these now-almost-vintage kdramas is the way they reflect the styles and trends of the time they were shot. On the one hand, the clothes seem just on the edge of being acceptably current. On the other they can prompt a clinical review of one’s closet for the hopelessly out-of-date, no matter how good it/you looked back then. 😆 In this show I think it’s more glaring with the male characters. I feel like Korean and American male styles were more divergent 11 years ago, and now they are more interchangeable – with the caveat that most Korean MLs are far more spiffy in their presentation and own 4x the number of beautiful overcoats than their U.S. counterparts. 🧥 Not counting Director Ban’s, of course.

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BE
BE
28 days ago
Reply to  Leslie

Yeah, those men’s overcoats in K Drama land! Especially in those rich people makjangs. Those men know how sport overcoats.
The one thing as a westerner, however, I still find disorienting is the bangs on men as default hair style. Like even the Beatles only did that for a couple years. My guess that it has to do with a desire to always seem young, something not culturally approved of so much in the US, where men to be considered men must look like adults (in their forties).

Trent
28 days ago
Reply to  BE

Re: male bangs, a thousand times YES. That’s a default hairstyle that I don’t think I’ll ever love, even if I’ve kinda-sorta gotten used to it.

BE
BE
28 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Lee Jae Hoon in Move to Heaven mostly has his hair in bangs, but when in one episode he brushes it back over his forehead, he sure seems more handsome to me, and older. With bangs he kinda looks in his twenties, but with his hair brushed back he looks his age.

beez
28 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

And also I think the bangs are consisted casual because a character that has always worn bangs will suddenly push them back for their wedding photo.

BE
BE
28 days ago
Reply to  Leslie

I would add to my comments about men’s hair vis a vis cultural comparisons. Noona to me is always dressed as if she were either a forty year old professional or going to a wedding or dinner at Seoul’s fanciest restaurant. My take on Mi Ho’s shopping spree is that the clothes made her look dowdy for her age, whereas the white shift always presents her in a fetching light. She looks unapproachable in some ways in her department store get up to me. Part of that is here it seems to me most young women except when stepping out or going to work (thus rendering such blouse-skirt combo almost as a kind of job uniform), clothing they would shed upon returning home almost immediately, dress far more casually.
But then I know a whole buncha people who think men look better in suits and ties, a look my whole generation shed whenever possible here.
Now, I will say Kim Hee Ae wearing expensive women’s fashion ALWAYS looks spectacular, but she is older.

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Leslie
28 days ago
Reply to  BE

Without a doubt, Mi Ho’s white shift and comfy flats makes her more approachable. The no-frills outfit suits her personality far better, too, than the fancy clothes, and so, ultimately, I think the spree is a misstep on the part of GH if he’s trying to entice her to move to Japan and become like other humans (only incandescent, you know.) She’s not feeling the glitz and heels.

But, I think it’s a stretch to say Mi Ho looks dowdy in her new clothes! IMO, she is gorgeous and age appropriate (for a 27 yr old actress or 500+ yr old gumiho.) I’m not sure the writer had a point in writing the “transformation” theme – other than setting the stage for her to realize that not all that glitters is gold in the life GH is offering – but I think many viewers enjoyed (maybe even expected?) a glimpse into upscale Hallyu-style.

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BE
BE
28 days ago
Reply to  Leslie

Certainly her gear would be appropriate as an actress of some prestige, again as a professional look, but as a 500 year old gumiho? With pink tails? I don’t know. I would expect something more casual and rustic with just a bit more flair.

Leslie
28 days ago
Reply to  BE

😆 Well, it looks like optimal 500+ year old gumiho wear will likely remain one of life’s unfathomable mysteries.

BE
BE
27 days ago
Reply to  Leslie

It is true one can only infer from her comments on her delight in bathing and her long history of being comfortable in her own skin, so to speak, what her preferences well may be. Let those pink tailed freak flags fly free and wag.

j3ffc
j3ffc
27 days ago
Reply to  Leslie

I’ll take your superficial note and raise it an octave: Mi Ho Who Drives was absolutely off the charts…

Ele Nash
29 days ago

Ha, kfangurl, what a spot with the Slave poster!! Brilliant!! If only he’d been topless in a wide-brimmed hat on a horse… I digress (it literally takes nothing for me to digress back to Chuno 😂) so does anyone know if that really is Chow Yun Fatt’s signature on Director Ban’s DVD?! It totally wouldn’t surprise me. I love his ‘subtle’ sign to Aunt collecting his award. I bet there are lots of (actually) subtle ways actors thank secret girlfriends / boyfriends all the time!
Ah, I have, hehem, beef with sneaky Noona too. Boo! She is super-villain now, especially when she locked our Mi-ho in a room for a medical exam she’d not agreed to. Not cool. Thank goodness for gumiho strength 😅
Now, I loved the slip of the extra line by Dae Woong but is it me or is he getting a little possessive?
And I have come to realise what I particularly dislike about Gumiho Hunter – it’s his accompanying theme music. It’s so peculiar! I may mute whenever he appears on screen staring at the sand-timer…

Ele Nash
28 days ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

As another aside, I noticed they talk about A Better Tomorrow and chewing a matchstick like Chow Yun-Fat on My Mister – it’s a background chat between some of the guys at the bar. It made me laugh because I thought of this programme and Sung Dong-il. That film is clearly very beloved in Korea.

BE
BE
28 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Well, one does have to overlook GH’s laugh a minute personality at times.

Ele Nash
28 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

It makes me think Sung Dong-il was (appropriately) very proud of his performance on Chuno – or the director was as obsessed as all of us 😊 I feel like I need to watch this A Better Tomorrow. But will Chow Yun-Fat outperform Dong-il’s take?! I’m destined never to be able to look at a matchstick in quite the same way…

Ana
Ana
29 days ago

Sneaky Noona! I hate her! What a cliff hanger, I can’t wait for the next episode. I just feel it will be cool 😎 On both eps, Dae Wong is more and more becoming likable isn’t he? It’s obvious that he feels something for Miho.

BE
BE
29 days ago

Two things:

My favorite pick up line of all time: “You don’t have to be jealous of Chow Yun Fat.” Gosh if I only knew back in my 30s just how guaran–teed seductive that line is.

So…is show gonna end with a wedding…of Gumiho Hunter and Noona? All decked out in traditional wedding gear? You gotta admit…they’d make a really cute couple.

Ele Nash
29 days ago
Reply to  BE

Director Ban and Aunt are giving me life 😍 Who says romance is dead? And, no, please no, to Noona and Gumiho Hunter 🤮

BE
BE
28 days ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

s’ a match made in K Drama land heaven…
I’d like to see all six of em on one of those promo shows where Noona gets to ask GH about his hair stylist and how his skin is so unblemished. And hear him respond how he prefers her mole to Gummi Bear’s dimples after Woongi says he asked GH’s stylist for the same hair style but was told his face was simply too round, Director Ban and Auntie off in the corner making out.

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Trent
28 days ago
Reply to  BE

Director Ban and Auntie went off to make out, but ended up inadvertently poking each other with their competing Matchsticks of Extreme Coolness, and had to go to the local clinic instead…

BE
BE
28 days ago
Reply to  Trent

Talk about setting fire to the studio! Oh those burning lips! Fuego!

Ele Nash
28 days ago
Reply to  BE

@Trent @BE You guys are hilarious 😂

BE
BE
26 days ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

I understand show contracted a line of SDI’s shades under the company name Doo Ban’s during the show run for sale in the department store chains featured in the shopping sprees. You can find them on ebay under “knock off vintage sunglasses.”

BE
BE
24 days ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

And I forgot to mention the overpriced designer Noona Sneakers show also put on sale.

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