Boys Over Flowers Episode 21

Boy, these people are fast.

Links to watch in Mando subs: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Happy times with Jandi and Junpyo are just so hard to come by. After their shortlived moments together in Episode 20, Jaekyung finally finds out that Jandi is working at Junpyo’s place as a maid. And she runs into them in the most awkward possible situation too, which has Jandi lying on top of Junpyo. Jaekyung somewhat knows what’s going on, but before Jandi can explain, Mummy Junpyo sweeps into the room. Recipe for disaster.

Mummy Junpyo questions Jandi’s presence in the mansion, but Halmo dearest steps in haughtily. Mummy Junpyo is taken aback by Halmo’s appearance too (she probably thought Halmo was dead too lol), and Halmo just looked at her smugly, and she called her Madam as opposed to President Kang (which she’s now known as). Then she goes, oh right, I’m not used to calling you President Kang at all. It does sound kind of sexist/degrading, but I have a feeling it’s not because Halmo thinks lowly of women, she probably just thinks lowly of Mummy Junpyo. (I would too.) She reminds Mummy that the previous President (either Junpyo’s dad or grandfather, I suppose) left her in charge, that her position in the family remains.

Now, it sounds like there’s a whole pecking order/ranking system thingy in the family, but one thing I can say for sure: in most countries in Asia, age and experience counts for a lot, especially in big families, hierarchy isn’t only determined by blood ties. It’s a bit far-fetched in the whole Hana Yori Dango anime sense, but it’s not completely baseless. Halmo comes from a whole line of people who served Junpyo’s family, and she knows the rules and how the house is to be run, so everyone, even Mummy Junpyo has to listen to her. When it comes to house issues.

Mummy tries to oust Jandi, but Halmo says it’s not up to Mummy whether to keep or fire Jandi, it’s Halmo’s decision. And apparently firing maids is not within Mummy’s juridistion lol. Halmo says that Jandi still has a lot to learn, if she just lets Jandi go, Jandi will ruin Halmo’s name, since Jandi’s her disciple. Whew. Disaster averted.

Jandi thanks Halmo for helping her, but Halmo said that she didn’t do it for her. And it’s not just because of Junhee either. Turns out Halmo has been very concerned about Junpyo’s behaviour even when she wasn’t around, because as he grew older he’s become more violent and bad-tempered. But all that has changed, and she thinks it’s becaue of Jandi. Halmo goes on to say that she owes Junpyo’s family too much, so she wants to nurture Junpyo to be a good person, that’s her final mission in her life. Awww.

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Boys Over Flowers Episode 20

Omg all the Jandi-Junpyo love just comes rushing back (hopefully to everyone) in this episode! There’s still the Jandi-Jihoo friendship, but to me that’s more like a kinship thing than a lovers’ relationship.

Links to watch in Mando subs: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Yi Jung and Ga Eul are kicking off this episode. What better way to start off the episode. =) It was sweet at first; he watches her do pottery and even helps her out a bit. Then he notices Eunjae’s accesory-thingy with Ga Eul. He then dashes off into the sunset alone, leaving Ga Eul to ponder what that all meant. Of course, she comes to a conclusion pretty quickly that Yi Jung is the guy that Eunjae was talking about all along. And Yi Jung’s drunken ramblings about not wanting to make ‘that child’ cry was about Eunjae. O_O

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Boys Over Flowers Episode 19

Links to watch in Mando subs: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

The series just seems to be dragging its feet along, the pace is like, completely stuck at where we last left off – the love rectangle is still going strong. Noooooo the last thing I want is for more people to root for Jihoo-Jandi. Not that Jihoo doesn’t deserve it, but Jandi freaking loves Junpyo, she just needs to wake up and realise that. On the other hand though, more crazy developments with SoEul, which makes me happy and sad at the same time.

The episode starts where the previous one left off, with Junpyo and Jaekyung in his room, and he somehow ends up on top of her. I love how he calls her Monkey, but this is totally the wrong drama for them to be in. Jaekyung challenges him to a video game, some one-on-one fighting game in which she whoops his ass, of course. He loses not so graciously, claiming the joystick is spoiled. Pah sore loser. 😀

Next we see Woobin coaxing Yi Jung not to waste himself away because it’ll slow down his recovery. Yi Jung doesn’t really care; he can’t do his pottery even if he recovers anyway, so he feels that it’s pointless, and he’ll just continue being the playboy that he is. Then, he gets a phone call saying that his mum has attempted suicide (again) and wants to see him in the hospital. Initially Yi Jung has this concerned look on his face, but then his expression changes and he says he’s too busy to see her. He then grabs his coat and leaves, telling Woobin to leave him alone unless he wants him to go crazy.

Do you sense all the chemistry and sparks flying around these two?

Do you sense all the chemistry and sparks flying around these two?

Yi Jung then shows up in front of Ga Eul, asking her if her invitation for a date still stands. She agrees (rather happily I must say) and he brings her to a club. Yeah, a club. Where he sat and waved happily to all the chicks passing by. While Ga Eul sat around looking bored and helpless. Hmmph. Evil evil Yi Jung. Two girls even saunter in and join them on their date, and he actually had his arms around two other girls. On a date with Ga Eul. If I were Ga Eul, I’d kill him on the spot. But Ga Eul has better EQ; she just goes off to the washroom to wallow, poor girl.

Yi Jung waits for her outside when she comes out, telling her that if she couldn’t stand seeing him with other girls, she shouldn’t have asked him out in the first place. He then leans in and whispers to her that the highlight of the evening is yet to come. If he weren’t saying that in such an annoying tone I’d actually be happy. =( His highlight of the evening was dinner with Daddy. O_O Meeting the parents so soon?

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