JoAnne: That's not going to happen here.
kakashi: Thanks *crushed* ...
JoAnne: All you need to know about me is that I am doing this because she asked me to, and I have no idea what this drama is about. And I was maybe a little bit delirious when I watched this.
kakashi: D'awwwwwwwwz, she loves me! You must promise me this, though: You will never think I FORCED you into this, kei? And ... if it becomes really, really bad, you are allowed to abandon me. I'm fine with it. Really.
JoAnne: How long do we have the kids? They're all cute in appearance but there's definitely one and possibly two I already want to drown.
kakashi: I have no clue, JoAnne. Just like you, I'm going into this unprepared.
WTF? It's a car chase! I am confused and think I've downloaded the wrong file, but no, it's Jang Bo-ri and Kim Hye Ok as In Hwa. She's been in about everything plus some more in the last few months and seeing her here only confuses me more. I check again whether this is Jang Bo-ri and not Two Weeks, but it still is. This is SO NOT what I expected.
JoAnne: See above. No expectations (you haven't even seen the teaser?). But there has to be a trauma, so here it is.
JoAnne: I'm trying to remember the wolf and the sheep story. Where did we hear that before? I have it narrowed down to WolfBoy and CheongDamDong Alice. They're both probably wrong (yeah, cause it was Master's Sun - but not the same story) And also: what the HELL is happening here?
JoAnne: Oh give me a freaking break already. Really? She just drives off?
JoAnne: Well, so it will be colorful, at least. Hanbok are so pretty, and I love the traditional houses. I'm grasping at straws, yes.
kakashi: We think alike me friend.
|the kid, most like Jang Bo-ri in the future, now called Eun-bi|
JoAnne: Oh this is the terrible grandmother from that IU/Jo Jeong Suk thing from last year (haven't seen it). She doesn't seem terrible here though (no, in fact, it's about the first NON-terrible MIL I've seen in KDrama ever). But 2nd Daughter in Law, something about her mouth just makes me want to punch her. I guess part of that is because she was that horrible woman in Two Weeks. I like the nice one though. Too bad I already know she's going to die. Thanks, Show.
|Meet Halmoni / Kim Soo-mi|
JoAnne: Don't take that bet. Just sayin'.
JoAnne: I had looked away for a moment, or passed out, or something, and I woke up to this boy clutching cloth to his face and I thought he was sniffing panties (uhm .... maybe they were?!). And then he started crying about his mom and things got really weird. And so... let me get this straight.... the mother is dead, the kid is just supposed to be over it like nothing?
JoAnne: Oh, don't get me started. You make your priorities, and that woman is just not a good mother. I worked from the time Tori was 3 and I was there for everything. Poor little girl with the crappy mom, look at her sweet little face.
kakashi: There's two fathers there, the other 48 parents are all mothers.
JoAnne: They use radiant heat under the floors. Apparently this hanok was retrofitted with gas heat?
kakashi: Ha! You're so smart!!!!
JoAnne: I don't mind her.
JoAnne: I'm just... I mean... these are just noodles, kids.
JoAnne: Ok, here's how it goes. Grandma has two sons, married to the above ladies. The first daughter in law (the nice one) had a sister who died recently. She was the wife of the mean dad with the crying dress sniffing noodle killing boy. First Daughter in Law's husband works for the mean dad. And that kid down there? That is not the crying dress sniffing kid, although that is ALSO mean dad's son. He's the illegitimate one, but we don't know that yet.
PS: That gif up there looks like he needs to pee, badly.
kakashi: He is not a very good actor, sadly :(
|Jae-hee, not Jae-hwa|
JoAnne: Because she's the dim-witted slutty mistress of the recently widowed mean dad. And the kid with the silly blond extensions is their son, plus she's massively pregnant (at the age of 51). I kinda like her.
JoAnne: That child needs to be spanked, and her mother is hilarious. I'm not at all clear on who she works for, though.
kakashi: Probably everbody in Seoul.
JoAnne: So the dad doesn't say anything to anyone, just moves this woman and this kid in with this grieving child? Has them show up at the house and isn't even there? I feel bad for this boy, but still, he cries too much already.
|Future Kim Ji-hoon, I mean Jae-hwa, who is crying all the time|
JoAnne: Yeah, Dad's kind of a dick too.
JoAnne: I believe it was here that I decided this is Baker King Kim Tak Gu with dresses.
JoAnne: I can't really fault him for that, though, can you? Should he have kept quiet out of loyalty even though she was clearly wrong?
kakashi: No, but he's a dick - he hates his wife and that is never a good thing.
This is ... not how I imagined my next KimJiCap project ...... and this is NOTHING like the teaser we have seen! This is ... a drama about an über-ambitious seamstress? Huh. Well. Just hurry up with the set-up, okay, drama? A few things that I notice: the kid actors aren't very good, especially the young Kim Ji-hoon. It makes me anticipate the REAL Kim Ji-hoon so much more. Also, the two sister-in-laws are much too old for these roles. Sorry. I'm not ageist or anything. But these women are both in the mid-50s in real life, and even though they're beautiful, it just doesn't make any SENSE.
JoAnne: It's an all out fight to a finished garment in the high stakes world of traditional haberdashery.
kakashi: The things I do for you, Kim Ji-hoon...
JoAnne: I mean he's cute and all, but I can't even say I'm doing it for him.
kakashi: I know *heart-heart-heart* ... you're doing it for me!!!