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It is interesting how people have decided Jin is not a worthy person without really knowing too much about her except that she wanted to become a successful artist and has spent 3 years working towards her Doctorate in Fine Arts. She did not pick up on the rich guy and his interest in her. Her main concern was finishing her thesis. His surprise in seeing a fellow Korean in Paris does not make sense since there are many Koreans working and studying in Paris. It is one of the more popular countries for young Koreans. Her husband chased after her until he convinced her to marry him and not the other way around.

So far not too interesting.
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Last sunday and tonight's episode was a marked improvement for me on the outlook of this series.

Hye Jin previously and tonight was portrayed in a much better light compared to episodes 1 and 2. I quite enjoyed the scenes of her return and all the associated scenes with the family.

My favorite portions were the backstory surrounding Yunhui. Previously touched upon that she wasn't related to the family by blood... now we find out she's been adopted by Vice Principal after her parent's accident. He's a cool character. It's quite funny to see, since recently he played an incredibly scary villain in Plan B.

As predicted by you all, we find out Lee Pil Mo's character is the actresses son. Funny telephone scene. LOL ... but it looks like using one's feet instead of the hands is a family trait. emoticon In the last episode his mom used her feet to hit the father's keyboard to delete the stuff he wrote up, and tonight KWJ used his feet to cut off the phone (preventing Soup Boy from rating him out to mother).



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I just loved last night's episode! Lee Pilmo is going to be my favorite character in this one, no question about it. He is such a great comedy actor, his timing and expressions are perfect. ("Do you like my chest?" he unemotionally asks the drunk Yunhui, as though he is the king.) I, too, liked that phone scene where Ujin stops Chulsu from calling his mother, trying to sick her on Ujin and get him to go home.

Maybe the toe activity is genetic! Come to think of it, Ujin also has the same sort of haughty flair and mannerisms of Hwayeong, his actress mother. It should create some laughs watching the vastly superior to all mankind Ujin having to deal with the perpetual waterworks girl, Yunhui.

Looks like trouble is brewing at home between Jin and her mother-in-law. MIL expects Jin to become a traditional DIL#1, running the household and taking care of everybody, and seems deeply irked that it isn't going to happen. It is a tough place for MIL, though. She's played the DIL and taken care of the family way beyond her time—she deserves a break, too. Poor Jin is already beginning to see and feel the housewife prison closing in on her after her life of freedom and study in Paris. The work she wants to immerse herself in is a little different from washing dishes and doing laundry. The clash of the generations...

Then there is the little girl, Rani. Her rejection and resentment of Jin is no surprise. She has been the center of Donghun's life for as long as she can remember and he has thoroughly spoiled her. Jin is a stranger, a competitor who has come and stolen Daddy away. It's only natural that Rani would throw a fit when she wasn't allowed to go to her father's bedroom—while he preferred spending the night with his long-absent wife.

Looks like Grams is the coolest head in this drama.

Wow! I was surprised that KBS obviously supported the social commentary on the girl groups in Korea. Especially since there is a huge flap going on over a couple of Japanese porn websites parodying KARA and Girls Generation. (How dare they do that to our precious, innocent little girls?)

While the other execs are excitedly watching an auditioning high school girl go through the most blatant sexual movements, Ujin finally blows up when the girl ends with spreading her legs while seated on the chair. He covers it all, literally and figuratively, angrily telling her to close her legs... if she doesn't want to go to school then go somewhere else and learn to be a stripper! He throws her out, telling her to put her school uniform back on and go back to school!

I cheered for that scene! Young girls of Korea are being exploited by a bunch of managers who know exactly what they are doing. The girls probably naively think it is cool and okay behavior—until they see the dark underbelly of the entertainment industry and what is too frequently expected of them.



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There is a bit of everything (drama, comedy) and so many great actors to watch. Lee Pilmo adds to anything he is in. And I love my teddy bear guy.

I wonder why Seo Hyejin is so cold acting. She refused to stay and have dinner w/her mother/father. I can understand her not wanting to be there if there are problems w/her father but she could have stayed because her mother wanted her to. Why bother to go at all if you are going to hurt your mom like that?

And teddy bear guy seems so mad to find out Seo Hye jin was married, and a mother. He must have come to the conclusion that she was somehow fated to be in his life and it must have been such a blow to him (his ego maybe) that she appeared to be happy with a husband and child. I think their paths will cross again.

How sad that Hye jin's MIL would expect her to stay home and be a wife and mother. What purpose would it have been to go abroad to study, get your doctorate and then go wash dishes, cook and clean?

OMG the mean guy's wife is soooo lazy. But I had to laugh when she gave that guy over the phone her husband's ph# to call and try to sell him land. Don't think she's that afraid of him because she still won't clean and she is still writing drama's..

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There seems to be a serious reason why she could not deal with her mother or father. It doesn't seem as if she had a happy family life. The rich guy will try to win her over and maybe his money will influence her to leave her family for him. However, he is also married, but not happily. He seems like a jerk who will do anything to break up the family.
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HSW's display once learning that Hyejin was married and with a 6 year old child was really too much. He was so shaken by it. He was undoubtedly smitten by her from Paris and on the plane, but it's hard to believe he fell for her so hard like this, and so fast. We also learn he was out and around museums right after his arranged-marriage-wife had a miscarriage. Not to mention he comes from your typical K-Drama rich family, with a very demanding parent/s. His father is just scary!

Hyejin is showing signs of something amiss. In the morning while at bed, she seemed like she was in a daze, perhaps unhappy to be there, or pondering for better or more exciting prospects (she's back in the real world with family problems, readjustment issues? or not happy to be with the in-laws?) We also learn that it seems like there's some heavy back story between her and her father that made her want to leave quickly when she visited home.

I'm liking the progression of the on-going storylines. I do wish us guys had some eye candy though - the only ok one is Yunhui - her sister perhaps but only superficially when she's not being super immature. LOL

The preview for next week's episode looks to be a good one.

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KBS World is airing Daughters In Law, the 2008 drama with Lee Pilmo, among others. I'm thrilled to get a chance to see this again, because the programming got all screwed up during the original airing and I missed so much of it. Lee Pilmo is great in this. KBS is airing this as a daily drama, so i'm getting 5 episodes a week. So great.

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Daughter's in Law is such a fun drama (and of course, even better because of Lee Pilmo). I have been watching it too (when I'm home and it's on).

Hye jin may have married her hubby just to be freed from her home life. I think she feels cheated somehow by being with him and not fully experiencing what she wanted for herself in her life. I do not think she loves her husband but I think she respects him. I think she'll leave him for the other guy.

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Nsheldon, if she does that it'll break my heart for that good guy. I know I've only seen 4 episodes of this, but that's how I feel today. I don't think she'll get the kid if she leaves. I can't see the little girl leaving her father. Of course this is all supposition on our parts. We have a long way to go before we find out.

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Supposition is the name of the game here, so go for it!

Will Jin get custody of her daughter if she departs the household? I'd be surprised if she would WANT custody of her child. Not only because it would tie her down substantially to the domestic life, but I think she knows Rani would be better off with her father, grandparents and extended family members.

Although, I must say Jin was more pragmatic and acted in Rani's interest when she taught the child to use her knife and fork, instead of doing it for her. Donghun was upset, though. There's going to be a big rub between them on parenting style. One of the problems Donghun has created in Rani is not only the spoiling, but also that he has used his daughter as an emotional surrogate and solace to ease his heartache while Jin was gone for three years. It may have been comforting to him, but it placed Rani in a position from which she now is being painfully extricated and returned to a more proper status as a child.

Yes, Jin has a messed up and unhappy background of some sort (looks like her father is the culprit), and it long pre-dates her meeting and marrying Donghun. She has some very deep seated psychological problems that aren't going to be easily resolved. (A few years on the 'couch' would probably be her best bet.) But, since this is K-drama, she will probably find her 'cure' with her destiny, her true love Sungwu. Same goes for him. Jin will probably be his pillar and strength in getting out from under the thumb of his violent, control-freak father.

SuperRookie, you used the right descriptive in "scary." This is the very first time I can ever remember actually feeling a sense of fear in watching that actor's terrifying and overpowering facial expressions towards Sungwu. That was about as real and ominous as it gets through a TV screen!

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