It all started with Oh Joon passionately kissing a girl in an airport. Both are so sad that they will part ways. Oh Joon even told the girl to go, run and leave him alone in the airport because it’s tearing him apart to go away and leave her. The girl obviously so smitten with him run away while crying.
The moment the girl was out of sight, he raised his hands in the air for a job well done. It turned out that the girl even gave him money for the trip.
He went to the dollar exchange counter to have his money converted to won. He saw the teller being chastised by her supervisor and Oh Joon can’t help but see it as another potential business opportunity. He likes women and the money he get can get from them.
He likes to pretend to be a successful financial investment analyst or a fund manager. While having his dollars converted into won, he gave the crying teller a hanky to wipe her tears and a tip on how to handle her angry supervisor plus his mobile number for her to call just to update him if his advise was successful.
When he was about to go home, he divided his ‘earnings’ by putting some of the money in his socks, in his boxer shorts, in his wallet. At this point, I think he knows that anytime, the money might be taken away from him.
True enough, later on, the woman he was with in the hotel room is probably married or is already committed to another man and that man stormed angrily inside the hotel room and was beating him to a pulp. He barely escaped from them only to find himself in the company of two loansharks who was looking for him to ask for the money he owed them.
Incidentally, the two loansharks was already hiding inside Oh Joon’s car waiting for him patiently when Dal Rae smashed her car to Oh Joon’s car while reversing. She didn’t know that there are people inside the car. She just left a note and tucked it in the wiper of the car.
Oh Joon was then beaten up again by the angry loansharks and told him to prepare the money he owed them in a few weeks. They threatened to just rip him up and sell all his internal organs and his eyes if he will not be able to raise the money. They even took the money from his wallet plus the car that he was using. He was about to be beaten up again when his mobile phone rung. The teller in the dollar exchange counter gave him a call updating him about the advise he gave her. She is obviously smitten by him. The loansharks left him and reminded him to produce the money.
Dal Rae was so absentminded earlier on and so she smashed her car to Oh Joon’s car while reversing in the parking lot. She can’t believe that her mother in law arranged a matchmaking date with a 70+ grandpa. The old man was shouting to her the whole time because he got hearing problems. All the people in the restaurant was laughing at them because they can all hear him proposing to her. She told him that he cant marry him even if he’s very rich. The old man seemed so pleased on her reaction.
Her mother in law, Soon Seom on the other hand, is also on a date with a tough gangster head. It seemed that the guy is so into Dal Rae’s mother in law. The tough guy turned into a polite, meek guy when he’s with Soon Seom. She does not have any inkling that the guy is leading a gangsta life. Apparently, the guy worked in her late husband’s factory before. It seems that Soon Seom is selling insurance and that is why she is sweet talking the guy.
The next day, while Dal Rae is at work – bookstore, the rich old man came looking for her. She did not have any choice but to talk to him. He was explaining to her that he lied to her during the date. He was just so eager to marry off his son to a nice woman and he obviously liked her and just as he shouted in the resto, he was shouting also in the bookstore. He introduced his son to her.
Jin Goo is a legitimate financial investment analyst or a fund manager. He is a cold, no nonsense man with a businesslike approach in all aspect of his life even marriage. Since he knows that his father is a great judge of character, he proposed to Dal Rae, and said they need to get married in March because he is leaving for the States in April. He said that he’s a great catch for somebody like her enumerating her qualities or shall I say her disadvantages in life.
Dal Rae was so shocked at his proposal and said no. Jin Goo felt slighted not because she said no but amazed at the wasted time he spent on her.
Going back to Oh Joon, he is with his best friend, Man Doo who is tending to his wounds but who is extremely mad at him as well. They were talking about Oh Suk, Oh Joon’s sister . I am not so sure of his relationship at first with this woman who calls him many times on his mobile but he ignores them. Oh Joon took the money he placed on his boxer shorts and instructed his best friend to buy some supplies and give some of the money to his sister.
Man Doo went to Oh Suk’s place, with Oh Joon following in a safe distance. He did not want her sister to see him so he just looking outside the house but I think Man Doo told her that Oh Joon is outside so her sister excitedly went out to look for her brother but Oh Joon run away trying to hide from his sister. I think there is another sad side story in here about these two siblings. She kept on shouting his name and asked him to eat with them and he shouted back telling her that he’s a no good person so she better leave him alone. She told him that she is getting better and not to be mad at his brother in law because he is okay now. During all these shouting convo, they are on different streets not face to face.
Before going to his sister’s place, he called Dal Rae and asked for a meeting. He said she wrecked his car and they need to talk about it.
Dal Rae on the other hand is starting to get pissed off. First it’s the old man, then the son and then Oh Joon. She just fetched her daughter from school. She saw her mother in law being teased by some men and it looked like Soon Seom is getting uncomfortable. She realized how hard working her mom in law is. Later on, she dropped off her daughter to her and she went to her meeting with Oh Joon.
As she was sitting on the cafe waiting for Oh Joon to appear, she decided to give Jin Goo a call and spill out all her anger towards the proposal that he gave her because during that time, she was so shocked when they first met so she wasnt able to give him a piece of her mind. She ranted and ranted to him telling him about her life and how she disliked the things he told her during the proposal. Jin Goo was, I don’t know if amused is the exact right word but he kept on taking notes of everything she said.
Oh Joon arrived and just after he stepped out of the cab, he received a call from the loansharks telling him that they are watching him 24/7 so he better come prepared with the money on the deadline or else they are going to get his internal organs. They even told him to go inside quickly because it is not a nice to make a woman wait.
He seemed so disturbed by it especially knowing that they are watching his every move and felt like vomitting so he went straight to the rest room and vomitted.
Dal Rae on the other hand felt guilty in ranting at Jin Goo so she called him back and asked for his help on how to make her 30 million won grow and it is at this exact moment when Oh Joon appeared and heard this and of course, he immediately see her as his ticket to freedom.
He approached her and asked her if she’s the one who wrecked his car…END of EPISODE 1
It sounds promising. I like both the lead actors so I can’t wait for the next episode. I just wish they will lessen the side stories melodrama parts and just stick with the main story between Dal Rae and Oh Joon but then again maybe those side stories are essential to the main plot.
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