2017 Best Korean Dramas


This is by far my busiest year watching and writing about K-dramas. I put up a lot of patience in finishing dramas even if some dramas struggled to stay in the finish line direction. *chuckles Nevertheless, it was a great year since I got one drama to add on my all-time favorites list.

Here are my Best Picks For 2017 Korean Dramas!


Chief Kim (KBS)

chief kim

Workplace comedy-drama Chief Kim delights with Nam Goong Min’s impeccable attack on his unique underdog role seeking to take down corporate politics through his keen mind and elaborated grasp of turning problems to opportunities. The upbeat tone and cast synergy fuel the quirks and lessons of the narrative.

Defendant (SBS)

2017 Korean Dramas

Carving a commanding impression as a legal drama to beat for 2017, the outwitting game of the hero and villain in Defendant triumphantly gifted its followers with nerve-wrecking mind games in a good versus evil theme. With solid performances from the hero and villain, Defendant deserves a spot on 2017 Best Korean Dramas.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (jTBC)

Korean Romance Dramas

The quirky fantasy rom-com secured immense following through the love couple’s endearing chemistry. Amidst the noticeable plot fillers, the love frames are what made Bong-bong and Min-min couple’s impressive social media branding.

Voice (OCN)


Chasing a clever psychopath was brilliantly executed by the dauntless detective team of Voice. It is always at a high note, and not taking a chance to rest the grit and vigor of the story-building.

Circle (tvN)

Circle leans to an amazing sci-fi story perceptive to viewers, who may or may not be a fan of the genre. It never went wrong for being ambitiously inventive.  It never showed any signs of defiance, and was always sure of the track it was taking.  The brave movement of the story plus the incorporation of brotherly love would just blow your mind away.

Fight For My Way (KBS)

Fight For My Way

What made this modestly written K-Drama a hot topic can be credited to the unadorned narrative that describes what regular people do and feel in their mundane living. It incidentally creates its own kind of beauty by presenting a cheerful cast, who channeled the honest storytelling to a good-humored spectacle. This leaves lingering lessons on chasing dreams while finding true love.

Chicago Typewriter (tvN)

chicago typewriter

Chicago Typewriter defies creative boundaries as it switches the past and present timelines without losing the brilliant writing and fascinating characters that moved in the story. It takes pride on balancing romance and friendship. The ingenious weaving of the fictional thread sets a basic rule that the viewers have to accept — the dynamic reincarnation plot that involves a life affirming friendship between two friends who love the same girl.

Queen For Seven Days (KBS)

Seven Day Queen

Queen For Seven Days efficiently maximizes the staple government intrigues and character motivations to balance the frustrating love line. While you grieve with the love couple who are forced to love each other from afar, you will accept that true love is kept in the heart with the best memories you have with someone, even if you cannot have future moments together.

Stranger/Secret Forest (tvN)


Stranger bravely dissects the cover ups happening in the police organization along with the corruption in the Prosecution Office without tiring the audience with pointless stop-overs. The series gives no more than what is required to story building, yet it makes sure how every detail conspires to present a comprehensible picture. It showcased sleek showdowns where intellect and power function as chess pieces proving how excessive tears and evil doings need not to be elaborately shown on-screen as long as it is neatly narrated.

Duel (OCN)


The mystery solving plot unravels the details of the story that are traced to a prohibited medical research of 24 years about human cloning and a sort of cure-for-all vaccine. The ambitious medical plot about stem cell therapy and human clones seem awkward to a crime drama, but the moment your attention is settled, your brain will become busy processing the what-ifs and OMG’s of the story.

Because This Is My First Life (tvN)

Because This Is My First Life

Powered by a vibrant cast, the heartfelt writing reinvented the trite rom-com cohabitation premise to a whole new level, leaving traces of feel-good love affirming moments that would make you smile after each chapter. If you want to deviate from the standard romance stories, with a relaxing drama that is intuitively penned, an overnight marathon of Se Hee and the gangs’ love journey will make you sigh and ponder about the sweet little moments of being in love.

While You Were Sleeping (SBS)

While You Were Sleeping

Bringing together the thrills of the legal drama premise and the fated love frosted story is the strength which mobilizes the addictive surge of the drama. Thumbs up to the clear delineation of the heroes versus villain showdown that does not exaggerate. The quick-witted main leads maneuver the tale through their shared visions and are never stubborn to think ahead of the imaginary conflicts thrown at them. They patiently tackle together the maze-like answer to the final conflict.

Deserving of the Name (tvN)

Deserving of the Name

The smartly written time-slip drama of a celebrated Joseon acupuncturist transported in the modern times achieved the neat placement of time bending element on its supernatural stage. The medical plot fuses well to the intricate comparison between technology based and traditional medicine due to the winning performances of the main leads.

The Package (jTBC)

The Package

The fleeting romance of the lead couple in The Package radiates a resonating message that you can love instantaneously, fall out of it and love more at the right time. It is a romantic gift that is ironically spirited while running on a wistful narrative. The supporting chronicles appear like puzzle pieces meant to complete the entire picture of the plot. It results in an excellent capture of the drama’s ultimate message – how personal relationship, romantic or otherwise, won’t reveal apprehensions due to a man’s self-sacrificing nature.






Mid Year KDramaland Thoughts

Can’t believe we are going to cross the second half of 2017 very soon.  It has been an exhausting ride in trying to keep up with all the dramas.

I was supposed to give time for “Defendant” last week but I had an urgent matter to attend to.

So far prosecutors, serial killers and time slip plot still dominate kdrama land.  I am disheartened why TVN is appearing to be on slump even when I like their recent offerings.  The Big 3 Networks are alternatingly throwing dramas that drew a strong fanbase – Defendant (SBS), Chief King (KBS) and Ruler (MBC).  JTBC delivered a strong stride for the Fri-Sat slot with “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” and “Man To Man”.

I am still mustering strength to focus on “Father is Strange” due to the rating it is getting recently.  But I cannot promise a lot since I am watching and reviewing 10 dramas at present.  *kdramagods guide me lol

So far, I have placed “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”, “Voice”, and “Chicago Typewriter” for my favorites this year.  Among the currently airing ones, I am enjoying “Circle” and “The Best Hit” immensely.  The latter for the hilarious tone while the former really just blow my mind.

I am looking forward to the second half because of Im Si Wan and Nam Joo Hyuk drama.  What k-dramas have you liked so far this year?

Happy Weekend Everyone!

The Strong Woman who Stole Depunim’s Heart


“Fated love is seeing your happy face in the eyes of the person you love”

And that’s how you tie up the loose ends, execute a heartfelt closure for a love that missed its timing, and celebrate how true love happens when you are patient enough to wait.  If you are on a k-drama slump, this will hook you up back to oppa-land.  The fast paced quirky rom-com promised an addictive run and delivered it in flying colors with a riveting thriller plot incorporated on the side.  

It was a whimsical love ride with thugs, a psycho, a police, a gaming company CEO and a woman with extraordinary strength.  The labyrinth was a whirlwind of cuteness and mirth and everything a fan would ask k-drama gods for a gift. Consistently endearing with amusing surprises along the way, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” is a steady delightful drama that deserve all the raves and hype it has been getting from k-drama followers.

I was always in a trampoline of stimulating emotions while watching Do Bong Soon’s story.  From thrills to laughter to poignant bliss to heart flutters and to sweet tears, I already placed it in my all-time k-drama favorites.  What made this drama so endearing was the perfect blend of the engaging love couple/triangle chemistry, the warranted humor even the slapstick travesty, and lastly, the charming tale of the heroine who bloomed to become a woman who acknowledged her strengths and frailties.  Hers is a story that any girl can relate to.  From those love confusions, career-where-I-am-going-questions and finding her worth as a person.  “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” might have been coated in chocolates and marshmallows, but it gave a tangible encouragement especially to women watching it.  


Cast, Storyline and Conflict

I usually pick k-dramas to watch based on the history of the production team. There are a few that I chose because of the actors like how I signed up for “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”. This is my no-reservations-i-just-love-parkhyungsik-so-im-going-to-watch-it drama.  So, I was surprised that the premiere week gave me more than I expected and steadily raised my anticipation all throughout my devoted trailing.  The energetic pacing, the charming CEO zooming on a hoverboard, the small framed heroine with herculean strength and the uptight hot detective, are some of the reasons why this drama has charmed and chained me in so many ways.  Because of its intriguing plot, knee-weakening sweet moments and cute bickering, Bong-Bong and Min-Min’s love ride has been so invigorating.

We sure had a second lead syndrome with Ji Soo playing Bong Soon’s long running one-sided love, and it was a relief that the transition given to us so we can move on along with Bong Soon was well enacted in the narrative.  Bong Soon’s one sided love to Gook Doo was cute as hell.  Gook Doo’s line of how he was so overwhelmed with his emotions towards her that he missed knowing that she felt the same way made me sob and sigh as his pain attacked me in the finale episode.  I liked how that scene properly sent off the alternate love pairing with a breathtaking moment which you rarely see from past rom-coms once they hit the culmination of the main love line.  Usually the second lead will be disregarded like he never helped in highlighting the main love tale.  The right love at the wrong time story of Bong Soon and Gook Doo was established well propelling an exciting race for the lead girl’s hand and perturbing heartache for the second lead that we also want to keep in our heart.  The love triangle premise broke my heart when it has not even happened yet, so when we got to the steamier love plot it made everyone happy and confused at the same time since we have an equally adorable second lead.  

My shameless noona romance with Park Hyung Sik was rewarded well, and I’m so happy for him landing a drama that was loved so much by the viewers.  I love how our hero has figured out all the answers to his illustrious life and how he lives to his gaming company owner persona and treating every life setback as a challenge to overcome for him.  Hyung Sik was awesome in projecting the same bread and butter rom-com element of bickering with the lead girl that seeing him caught in a love bug was quite a delightful watch. What’s amusing about his character was how he diverted from the lead man prototype by being soft-hearted and crazy over his girl dummy.  It’s hard to put it in words but his interaction with Bong Soon cracked me up a lot because we got to see him hilarious without the love connection, so when we hit the romantic rope, he was a bundle of gaiety since he was drawn to rationalizing everything about their relationship and literally translating it to how his weird mind perceived it.  Park Bo Young who has always been known for her brilliant portrayals owned her Bong Soon character by giving it a unique resonance even when her image was sketched with imperfections.  And her stunning connection with Park Hyung Sik along with the ardent gazes and heart-stopping kisses has made me hug my pillow so hard while squealing like a highschool girl watching her crush shoot a basketball from afar.

The love progression turned so effective in inducing laughter fits because Min Hyuk’s one-of-a-kind hubris was always at lost, as his lady love knows what buttons to push to make him surrender at her fingertips.  The dynamics of Bong Soon and Min Hyuk’s reversal of roles are clearly defined thanks to Park Couple’s committed portrayals.  As a cushion for my weak heart, I did not give my all in trusting the production team, but I have a big faith to the awesome actors playing in the tv stage.  

15 years of Korean drama following will give you a power to predict stories from its onset and a liability to easily give up on dramas showing no kick off promise.  In a way, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” resurrected my old fan girl spirit, and made me reminisce when I was at that stage of being so forbearing with any kind of drama given to me regardless if it was good or bad.  I found myself watching the drama without subtitles and scavenging YouTube for any drama related uploads available to kill time while waiting for the next episode to happen.

I only have a minimal complaint on the narrative.  There were scenes I wish did not linger more or were used as fillers like the excessive thug frames.  But overall, I am mostly satisfied with its simple premise and gleeful romantic realization.  On this note, the only 1% pout I will give the story was how the writer should have capitalized more to Bong Soon’s power’s back story anecdotes or how Min Hyuk established his company, or any love couple’s mushy moment, than placing those gangster scenes that I am already not interested about after the 1 vs 30 encounter with Bong Soon.  Bong-Bong and Min-Min’s story gave us a hybrid of fantasy and reality characters that helped in making the vibrancy of the story conspicuous.  I like how our creepy conflict functioned as a neutralizer to the witty love interlude and the satire comedy we were high on for the most part of the story.  We had a solid love triangle, a vivacious main cast, a cute storyline, and an exciting pacing that encouraged my usually swaying heart into 8 weeks of faithfulness in this series.  The uncomplicated resolution of the side conflicts and the gripping chase of the focal problem were achieved reasonably without giving us the run arounds.  Strong Woman Do Bong Soon sprinted an amazing spectacle with the stunning and lively depictions and comical storytelling.  It was technically bare, but the simplicity and the fascinating cast synergy accompanied by the palpable humor kept the viewers warmly sedated and feeling good after watching it.  While providing the gist of the background of our characters, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” presented the love premise and conflict in a smooth way.  The ratings justified everything that we got from the narrative.  Sometimes there are stories like Bong Soon’s that we all need a taste of each week to relieve life complications and uncertainties.

“Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” marked everything required on a k-drama rom-com checklist.  It was also the brightest and most cheerful bulb that opened K-Dramaland 2017.  The thing about first quarter k-dramas is that you tend to forget it if another beautiful drama comes in like what happened with “Descendants of the Sun” and “Goblin”.  Both are equally amazing but we remember Goblin more.  Now I don’t think it would happen to me.  There were two points I know for sure I will still do after the finale.  That it will stay on my phone to function as my cheering up pill and that I will rewatch it again this year and the next years to come joining my resident drama rejuvenating playlist.  That’s what I did not do with the top two dramas last year.  The hype was high while it was airing but the rewatch value is not that strong.  That’s the advantage of feel-good rom-coms, you see it again because it is easy to watch and will just make you smile and giddy-ish even if you have seen the heart fluttering moments a lot of times already.

2017 K-DramaLand is so far not as explosive and busy compared to 2016 KDrama Parade so you have ample time to dive in this exceptional and amusing love tale.  I rave on dramas that deserve to be praised, and that’s the case for me with Bong Soon and Min Hyuk’s story.  I’m sure you will enjoy it the same way I did.  




“Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” highlights the tale of Do Bong Soon who inherited a superhuman strength that is passed on from her maternal ancestors. Her incredible strength cannot be used for personal interest though, as it would cause an inevitable misfortune for her. An incident involving saving a bus driver bullied by thugs made her crossed paths with Ahn Min Hyuk, a pompous CEO of a gaming company who offered her a job to become his bodyguard. Bong Soon agreed considering the huge amount of money tied up with the job offer.  The strange working agreement opened a connection for them, but he must wait for her to end a long running one-sided love with her police friend – Gook Doo.  Complications arose when a neighborhood psycho abducted women and ended up taking Bong Soon’s best friend – Kyung Shim.  She could rescue Kyung Shim, but the psycho’s failure triggered an obsession to punish Bong Soon.  Min Hyuk promised Bong Soon that she will be transferred to Strategy Development Team if she will do a great job protecting him as well as uncovering his secret stalker.  She managed to unravel the culprit and soon after she revealed to him her secret power.  The thugs who cannot move on from the humiliation they got from Bong Soon’s hands tricked her to going to a place where they staged a 30 vs 1 combat with her.  She pulverized the gangsters but failed to punish the big boss when a hiding thug zoomed to attack her with a knife but Min Hyuk ran to take the hit for her.  From there, Min Hyuk who has been interested with her from the start escalated to being officially smitten as he recognized the girl from his dreams who once saved his life was Bong Soon.  Bong Soon’s heart who has harbored a secret adoration with Gook Doo soon realized how her heart already changed who it beats for.  Bong Soon’s friend was taken by the psycho again and in the process of saving her, she lost her power.  During her most vulnerable moment, Min Hyuk stayed by her side.  When he asked her to love him back she finally admits how she also have him in her heart.  The villain who was chased by Gook Doo and fell on a cliff survived the fall and went to plan another revenge game with Bong Soon and Min Hyuk.  He disguised as a reporter to enter the office and drugged Bong Soon who regained consciousness and a ticking bomb attached to her.  Min Hyuk finds his girlfriend at the rooftop through the tracker necklace he gave her but was unable to open the door that separated them.  Bong Soon begged with all the love she had for Min Hyuk and the heavens opened to give back her power enabling her to throw the bomb for an amazing firework display.  Bong Soon who wanted to catch the psycho with her own hands asked Min Hyuk and Gook Doo to help her and they managed to trap him in a steel cage which Bong Soon threw in his escaping motion.  Bong Soon who has been working on a game successfully got the nod for the first game she developed and officially entered the Strategy Development Team she so wanted to join.  But working to save and help the weak people was causing her attendance issues at work so she ended up being sent back to Min Hyuk’s office as an intern.  Min Hyuk proposed marriage when all the ruckus was settled and just when he thought that it will be an ever after, they got a twin daughter who took after their mother.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 9 Recap

Min Hyuk enjoyed his hospital moments with Bong Soon as Gook Doo realized the false lead their team has been threading in catching up with the psycho.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 9 Recap – “Life Risking Love”
Bong Soon tackles Baek Tak’s men in groups and sends them flying everywhere with broken bones.  She uses the trainings Min Hyuk taught her to dodge and subdue the burly thugs even when they attack simultaneously.  
Min Hyuk arrives and sees Bong Soon wrapping up the fight.  She stands with her pink hoodie covering her face as the wind blows on her face.  Min Hyuk is transported to the memory of the girl who saved the bus he was riding before and realizes that she is the same girl he was peering at that moment.
Gook Doo also arrives to the location just in time when Bong Soon is set to pulverize the last group.  She lifts the four men together and pushes them to the opposing wall.  Gook Doo is stunned on what he saw as Bong Soon approaches Baek Tak to finish the deal.  Little did she know that Baek Tak’s sly man, Gwang Bok was hiding in the area.  He sneakily goes out from his hiding point with a knife to stab Bong Soon behind her back, but Min Hyuk runs to cover his body and takes the hit for her.
Gook Doo stares at Bong Soon’s worried face as they arrive in the hospital for Min Hyuk’s treatment.  Bong Soon prays fervently beside Min Hyuk and promises that she will be a good girl to him.  She vows to follow his commands and not to annoy him in the future.  Min Hyuk regains consciousness and whispers how he is glad that Bong Soon was not hurt.
Bong Soon’s 5 seconds of warm moment shifts as he goes back to his mischievous whiny self to bicker on how ever since he met her, he had all sorts of body pains incurred and was always in trouble. He complains on how he worked hard for his perfect body but it just got 12 stitches thanks to her. He demands how she will make up for it so she apologizes and thanks him for his deed.
He continues to blab crazy ideas about his body missing something inside just as Secretary Gong arrives in a crying face full of grief on what just happened to his boss.  Stealing glances on Bong Soon, Min Hyuk rides on Secretary Gong’s woes and mentions how he is okay even when he could die soon because of tetanus and how complications may arise so he can playfully scare Bong Soon who was already feeling guilty over what happened.  *chuckles
Min Hyuk sends Bong Soon out to eat something, but she refuses to do his bidding reasoning how she won’t be able to swallow food while feeling sorry on what happened to him.  Min Hyuk insists that she has to eat so she can take care of him so she relents and marches out to grab some food.  The moment she steps out of the room, Min Hyuk stops his i-might-be-dying-antics and cheerfully asks Secretary Gong to adjust his bed and runs through the business details with him.  He is all smiles savoring his heroic moment uttering how he is feeling what Admiral Lee Sun Shin must have felt before.   Secretary Gong winces at his eccentric bipolar boss and lets him drown on his unimaginable narcissism.  *giggles
Gook Doo sits down to recall the recent events and was able to piece out the strange high school memories involving Bong Soon.  The water faucet that was broken, the iron bar that was bent, and even those tug-of-war wins that they won as a class.
At that same moment, Min Hyuk ponders on his recent discovery of the girl who saved his life, and did not notice Gook Doo entering his room.  Gook Doo checks how he is doing and asks if he knows Bong Soon’s strength that’s why he hired her.  Min Hyuk tells him to pretend he does not know of her powers yet because she does not want him to be aware of it.  Gook Doo asks why he protected Bong Soon so Min Hyuk answers him by returning the question back at him.  *rawr  ha!
Bong Ki sees Gook Doo in deep thoughts and sits beside him.  Gook Doo voices out how he just came to understand those strange things off about Bong Soon.  Bong Ki apologizes for not telling him the truth and discloses how Bong Soon has been like that since birth.  He pleads for the thugs to be reprieved of the chaos they created since Min Hyuk did not press charges even when Gook Doo insisted that the thug with the knife should be punished.  He reasons out that it might cause an issue that will involve her sister if it goes beyond their control.
Bong Ki tells the family how Min Hyuk took the knife for Bong Soon so they rush to thank the patient.  Omma speaks about how she does not know how she can repay him for his kindness.  She tells Min Hyuk how the family is not that shameless to return what they owe so they will pay him back by giving him Bong Soon.  aigoo omma jincha chongmal
Team Leader tells the team to completely take their hands off the Dobong neighborhood case per instruction of the higher officials.  At psycho’s lair, the first victim urges the other women to cry loud for help in the hope that they will be rescued.  Psycho who monitors them pays them a visit and punished the first victim for the uprising.  Meanwhile Gook Doo is slowly getting to where their team failed to start in trying to capture the psychopath as he connected the dots he got from the investigation and Bong Soon’s testimony.
Min Hyuk’s wound is being cleaned by the nurse who was surprised on his impressive pain tolerance.  The nurse advises that the stitches will be removed in a week most likely and she is baffled on his sudden helpless mode as soon as Bong Soon arrives.  He mumbles how he has weak cellular tissues and beams on Bong Soon’s worried face as he pretends he is having a hard time with his wound.
Hee Ji visits Bong Ki and tells him about the girl Gook Doo likes.  She speaks about how she now realized why he felt distant when they were dating.  Bong Ki informs her that they need time to pass by before they can see each other since she used to date his friend.  Hee Ji reasons out how timing is important in a relationship.  She suggests they try going out in five dates, and if it will not work, they can just forget each other.  Hee Ji smiles when Bong Ki teases her of how her line is supposed to be a man’s line.
Baek Tak checks on his beaten men as Jaws reports how the boys filled up the hospital with the injuries.  He mistakenly beats another man in place of Gwang Bok who used the knife because he is mummified due to the injuries.  Omma arrives to teach them a lesson and mistakenly beats the wrong guy as well.  She is directed to who the culprit but seeing there is no more space to hurt him, she turns to Baek Tak to appease her fury, but Min Hyuk’s father came from nowhere and punches Baek Tak for hurting his son.
Min Hyuk’s father heaves a sigh and decides he will take the matter into his hands.  Min Hyuk replies not to worry about it and to just let it go since he was not the initial target.  Min Hyuk aboji is enraged and questions why he took the stab for someone.  They go to a heated argument where Min Hyuk brings out how his father abandoned him and his mother before as well as how he has been not happy in the family.  Aboji castigates him for being rude in dragging his mother’s memories and lectures him that his being successful does not warrant him to be disrespectful.  Bong Soon listens outside the room feeling sorry on her boss’ family situation.
Gook Doo drops by at the car junk yard and meets psycho who casually chats with him.  Gook Doo recognizes him as a witness from the case who gave them specific details about the perpetrator.  He replies the culprit is not yet apprehended when psycho asks if he is already caught.  Gook Doo tells him to check on his car and proceeds on checking the junk yard.  He finds the door leading to the dungeon and is interrupted by the psycho who muttered that his car is doing well.
Gook Doo rushes to the station to discuss with team leader how the culprit tampered the second crime scene to ward off their investigation to a different direction.  He brings out the suspicious witness for the second victim who turns out to be the owner of the car junkyard.
Bong Soon is careful on Min Hyuk’s despondent mood and refuses to go home when he ordered it.  She scolds him lightly on wanting to be alone when he is feeling gloomy and reminds him that he promised to him last time that he will not do it.  She moves closer to his bed and declares she will stay with him.  She asks him if he wants to eat something and he answers he wants the food from their house which omma prepared right away from the house.
Min Hyuk leers at Bong Soon’s face tenderly as she gives him a towel bath.  Their gazes meet and she asks why he took the knife for her.  He replies by telling her how she is staring at him the same way she did when they first met in the police station.  He looks in her eyes and tells her not to give that gaze to other guys.  
Min Hyuk confirms that she was the girl who stopped the bus station from before to which she agrees.  She narrates how it was the first time she used her power to save someone since she has been keeping her strength as a secret. Min Hyuk jokes how all along he thought it was her mother’s guardian angel who protected him and mumbles how he was on his way to visit his mom after skipping night school.  Bong Soon realizes he was probably in high school when that happened and corners him on why he was being informal to her when they could possibly be of the same age.  Min Hyuk escapes the situation by pretending he is in pain so Bong Soon forgets the moment and helps him lay down.  He tells her to continue taking care of him as he peers at her cheerfully.
While psycho grabs another victim, Bong Soon’s minions are busy video editing her recent bout with the thugs and are satisfied about it.  
Omma arrives with aboji for Min Hyuk’s home food request and he patiently waits as Bong Soon mixes the bibimbap inside the pot.  Bong Soon scoops a spoonful and goes to Min Hyuk for his big bite but Bong Ki arrives to stop the food going to his mouth reminding them that the patient is supposed to be on fasting.  Min Hyuk’s face turns to a scolded puppy and motions them to go ahead with the meal and to not worry about him.  He gulps at the glorious sight of the bibimbap going to Bong Soon’s family’s mouth as the food vanishes inside the pot in 5 minutes.
Bong Soon denies Min Hyuk’s request for her to go home and insisted on staying with her.  Omma offers herself if he wants Bong Soon to go home since she is good in nursing from her old experiences of hurting other people.  Min Hyuk politely refuses as he is used to being alone so Bong Soon’s family prepares to leave.
Baek Tak sees Min Hyuk to apologize and inquires where he scouted Bong Soon.  The latter shoos him away and he meets Bong Soon on her way back to tend to Min Hyuk.  He offers her a gift which she refused and he admits to their defeat and promises they will not mess up with her anymore.  He begs that the rumor of their defeat won’t be known in the public and she assures him that she does not want to be dragged on that as well.
Min Hyuk is surprised that Bong Soon came back but smiles when she is not looking at him.  She tells him that she promises to stay with him so since she is good at keeping promises she will be by his side.  She asks what they will be doing that night so he teases her by replying he will take a bath.  She moves away from him so he grins and tells her that he just wants to wash his hair.
Bong Soon wipes Min Hyuk’s hair and walks in front of him to dry the front part.  He meaningfully stares at her and grabs her arm to have her move closer to him.  The moment freezes again as they peer at each other’s faces.  Bong Soon closes her eyes, Min Hyuk debates on what he is going to do at that moment.  He breaks their close proximity by telling her to sleep so she goes to the sofa to sleep.
Min Hyuk sighs as he watches over Bong Soon’s frame with furtive thoughts running in his mind.  He whispers how he was not expecting to meet her again very fast.  He closes his eyes as she opens hers and she thinks about how he risked his life for her.  Min Hyuk opens his eyes again and sees her wide open eyes staring at him.
The next day Baek Tak and his men learn of their viral video spreading in the internet.  Omma and friends also discuss on the recent kidnapping victim in the neighborhood.  Gook Doo’s team is on standby near the junk yard not knowing that the psycho knows their every move.  Psycho scans Gook Doo’s personal info and throws the paper on Hee Ji’s picture.  omg Is she really going to be one of his brides?  Psycho marks Hee Ji for his future victim.  He plants a bug on her bag when he bumps with her in the hospital.
Secretary Gong briefs his boss about recent office updates and Bong Soon’s scheduled transfer to Strategy Department.  Bong Soon enters the room and mumbles how he is dressing up casually like he is in a hotel.  Min Hyuk blabs how he hates typical fashion sense when she lectures him of the function of a hospital gown.  Gook Doo enters the room and requests Bong Soon to come with him due to another case that happened.  Min Hyuk stops her from going but she moves to leave with Gook Doo.  Min Hyuk blurts how he does not want her to get hurt halting her on her track.  He looks in her eyes and tells her how it is okay if he will be in pain just as long as she will not be hurt.  His pleading did not stop her from leaving as she walks away and promises him she will be back.  Gook Doo takes a deep breath and shouts at Min Hyuk how Bong Soon is for him to protect and then rushes to follow her.
Bong Soon utters how she knows he is already aware of her secret.  Gook Doo disregards it and praises that at least she has one thing she is good at.  He tells her how timing has never worked on their favor and how he is unhappy that Min Hyuk took the knife for her.  awwww
 They head to the station as he lets her listen to the psycho’s recording when he came as a witness.  Bong Soon confirms that it is the same voice as the culprit she bumped with just as the news of the perpetrator being caught hits the police station.
Episode 9 Quick Thoughts
Argh I thought the romance will escalate this week but I guess we have to wait a little more.  While I can understand Min Hyuk wanting to have her heart fully without any traces of Gook Do’s one-sided love, I was disappointed when the almost kiss did not move to a real kiss.  Can we wrap up the psycho arc and just spend 4 episodes of fan service?

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 8 Recap

As Bong Soon acknowledged her gift fully, she devoted her time and effort in improving her power through Min Hyuk’s training.  Slowly but surely her love connection is branching to an unfamiliar face away from her one sided love.  

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 8 Recap – “One Step Closer”
Police Patrol Officers came in response to Bong Soon’s bracelet alarm.  Gook Do informs them that he will take care of the attacker.  He feels sorry for not dropping Bong Soon off while the latter worries if he is hurt because of the push.  He assures her that he is fine and advises her to go home.  Bong Soon picks up the villain’s staff and mocks him like a child.
Min Hyuk calls her attention and begs her to stop going to troubles as he is making him worried.  Bong Soon reasons how it is not her fault and sighs on how the weak and women live in a dangerous world.  Min Hyuk reminds her to go to work tomorrow as she walks away, but she goes back taunting him that she will report him to the Ministry of Labor for not complying to his promise.  
He rebuts that he will fulfil his promise, it’s just that his issue is resolved but the psycho after her is not yet captured so she still has to stay by his side for him to help her out.  He asks why she fervently wants to work in the Strategy Department when she can make games with him right there and then, and she responds how it is her dream to make games, wear an ID as a regular employee and receives approval for doing her job done.
Gook Doo interrogates thug ajussi on why he was trying to hurt an innocent victim again so he explained how he wanted to avenge the beating he had from her hands.  He narrates how he suffered a lot from his broken teeth and ribs so he just wanted to appease his heavy heart.  He insists how Bong Soon is not an ordinary woman and how he just wanted to claim back his male ego which infuriates Gook Doo even more.  
He locks the assailant and sits uncomfortably feeling pained on his behind.  He remembers the fall from Bong Soon’s push and ponders on it lightly while straightening his lower back.  He sends a text message to Bong Soon if she got home safely.
Bong Soon is surrounded by her family and omma is especially caring this time.  Bong Soon sighs on why everything seems not to be working on her favor even when she was young like getting good grades and making the boy she likes to like her back so omma steps in to lighten her up by showing her favorite comfort food which shifts her mood right away from sullen to happy.
Bong Soon wakes up the next day and sends a text message to her best friend.  She thinks about her Ainsoft dreams and how she really want to catch the psycho.  She heads to the company unaware that the psycho is observing her from afar.
 Secretary Gong sees her and chats a little about the postponement of her job at Strategy Department but Bong Soon just shrugs her shoulder.  He applauds Bong Soon for catching the culprit and gossips how all along he thought it is one of Min Hyuk’s brother.  
Bong Soon enters Min Hyuk’s room and finds a laptop on her table.  She opens it and her boss’ wacky wallpaper zooms in to her surprise.  Min Hyuk shows up gleeful and checks if she slept well because he had a great sleep.  
She asks what the laptop is for and he replies that she can do her designs there while waiting for her job to be ready since he had it installed with programs she will need to practice.  She asks if she can do whatever she wants on it to which he responds that it is all hers so she can do whatever she wants.  He goes to his seat while leering to see her reaction as she opens the laptop and finds his wacky face again.  
Gook Doo gives a pep talk to the thug not to mess up with Bong Soon again or he will make even drinking water, walking or crawling hard for him.  He releases him and he walks away limping with his staff.  The Dobong neighborhood serial murder case escalated and is on government and public scrutiny as another victim emerged.  The police decide to open the investigation as psycho enjoys the attention he is getting from his evil doings.
Min Hyuk and Bong Soon watch a news clip of how a serial murder case in UK was resolved by sacrificing women.  Bong Soon ruminates on how the strong one takes advantage of the weak one, and it should have never been like that as power should not be abused.  Bong Soon plays with her design and steps out of the room for a bit.  
Min Hyuk takes advantage of it and checks on the laptop.  He stares on Jo In Sung’s handsome face on the wallpaper so he fixes it back to his face.  Secretary Gong informs him that his father wants to see him so he heads to the company and briefs his father that preparations for the meeting is  going smooth.  His father orders him to announce his engagement and to bring Bong Soon so he can get to know her better.
Bong Soon comes back in the office and finds Min Hyuk missing and her wallpaper changed again to his face.  She switches it back to Jo In Sung and checks online news of the recent Dobong-dong serial killer victim.  The police holds an emergency meeting about the case and a special task force team is formed to replace Gook Doo’s team.  Omma and neighborhood ajummas convene to talk about case as well mirroring what the police report investigation has gotten so far.  They finally stumble on the play “Blue Beard and his Seven Wives” which is a possible framework taken by the psycho in his evil ploy.  Gook Doo’s team learn of their replacement, but decides to still work on it on their own.
Bong Soon gawks outside the Strategy Department’s room when Min Hyuk calls her attention.  He asks her what she is doing and she denies nothing.  Determined to catch the psycho, she initiates her training and they work on how to properly play offense and defense in a combat.  Of course Bong Soon overpowers him and she nicely hands him water to calm his sore body.
They go for a quick jog, do ducking drills, skip a rope as Bong Soon finally learns to control her strength on a punching bag.  She contemplates on how her power is given to her because of a reason and she will make sure that it will help her catch the psycho to stop him from taking advantage of the weak people.  
Bong Soon’s high school minions encounter the thug volunteers again and reprimands them for throwing their trash when they just have just cleaned.  They exchange a banter and the high schoolers make a futile attempt to scare them, but they end up on their knees with bruises.  Thug volunteers ask them to bring their boss in, so Bong Soon is summoned to face the bad guys.  
She arrives and exchanges a spat with the crude thug volunteers who recognized her.  One of the thugs spit on her shoe and when he did not wipe it as she asked, she beats them up and warns them not to touch her highschoolers who are cheering for her victoriously.
Baek Tak heaves a sigh on their recent work problems and is enraged when the news of Bong Soon beating his guys again reaches him.  Bong Soon walks with Kyung Shim in the hospital.  She confirms moving back to their house and will just help protect the neighborhood.  Kyung Shim notices not feeling Bong Soon’s power anymore and she beams to report that she has learned to control her powers that’s why.  Bong Soon blurts how Hee Ji keeps on seeing her brother when she already had Gook Doo.  Kyung Shim murmurs how her twin is also handsome, and how she will date him and Gook Doo in the future.  Bong Soon is displeased on why they are not giving their all to the love promise they made so Kyung Shim lectures her how love changes like a seesaw, it can go up or down.  She teases how she does not know anything about love and how she might wake up one day in love with her boss to her disbelief.
Gook Doo waits for Hee Ji after her practice and invites her to talk.  He apologizes for lacking commitment to work on their relationship and mentions how he might have given her doubts along the way.  He reveals how it was also late for him to notice how he has kept a woman in his heart all those years and so he cannot give the best of what he can to her.  He clears that he is not having an affair but he has a woman whom he always nag on because she acts clumsy and yet he hates the thought of her being hurt.  Hee Ji sighs and Gook Doo assures her not to feel bad breaking up with him.
Kyung Shim is back home and is reminded by Bong Soon to not leave the house until she is fully recovered.  She hands her a gift and her friend is happy about it.  Min Hyuk sends Bong Soon a text message and offers her an over time job.  She initially refuses but he baits her with doubling her pay for the day so she is swayed.  He tells her to dress well and he will be on its way to pick her up.  Omma enters the room and tells Bong Soon to prepare because they will go to the temple to pray.  When she learns that her son-in-law is coming over she leaves immediately to prepare for his visit.
Min Hyuk arrives in the house and plays with the dog first.  Omma escorts him to the house as Bong Soon is still preparing.  He apologizes for taking her daughter to work on her rest day but omma says it is no biggie and he can call her anytime he wants.  aigoo  Min Hyuk tries to escape his intrusion but omma invites him already for breakfast which he cannot decline due to omma’s convincing scary power.  A King’s feast is spread on the table to the regular family members’ surprise.  Omma especially takes care of Min Hyuk as he is pleased to how warm the family communicates while eating.
Then they proceed to Min Hyuk’s house where Bong Soon complains on why he did not tell her that she will eat breakfast in their house as well.  He tells her to do a great job of pretending to be his fiancee, and she agrees if he will pay her thrice this time.  Min Hyuk’s dad asks her why she likes his son.  She tells the family how he is handsome and has a good personality to which the family responds in an expressionless manner.  She decides to be true to herself and blabs how Min Hyuk is crazy and that’s what she likes most about him which made the weird family moves to proceed with the breakfast accepting her answer.  Bong Soon adds how she often thinks if he is in his right mind which Min Hyuk aboji agrees joyfully.
Min Hyuk aboji chats with Bong Soon and narrates how he is relieved to see her because he is worried about why his son who used to be a womanizer when he was studying abroad suddenly stopped being one.  Bong Soon stares at Min Hyuk’s face and is bothered by the early chat she had with his father.
She goes back and forth with her thoughts if he is gay or not and eventually forgets bracing the seatbelt on her.  She gropes for it as Min Hyuk pulls over when he noticed it and helps her lock the belt on place.  The moment freezes as invisible sparks surround their competing gazes.  Min Hyuk recovers and nags on how she should always secure her belt on.  
Bong Soon whines on their next destination which Min Hyuk quips to be where they will meeting his first love.  Min Hyuk places the flowers on his mom’s tree resting place as Bong Soon realizes who they just visited.  Min Hyuk talks with her mom in his thoughts and introduces the woman he wants her to meet.  
They go to a nearby lake and Min Hyuk tells her a line on his mom’s favorite movie on how no man wants to be friends with a charming woman.  Bong Soon replies how she is not charming enough that’s why he is friends with her.  Min Hyuk tells her that Gook Doo likes her and that he might have not expressed it because it will make a difference in their friendship or he is afraid of losing her.  
Bong Soon denies his supposition so he quips how the transition from being friends to lovers needs only one step to happen.  Min Hyuk faces Bong Soon, gazes at her face and takes one step closer to her leaving her on a suspended moment.  He tells her that the step he just took changes a moment and walks away from her.  
He turns his back as Bong Soon peers at him and ponders how there was never that “one step” for her and Gook Doo over the years… and how that one step Min Hyuk just did made him closer to him that day.
Gook Doo’s team decides to pursue the psycho even when the special investigation team was established.  They secured the blackbox evidence and decipher on some clues left by the psycho.  Gook Doo remembers Bong Soon’s mentioning the smell of asphalt from the perpetrator and goes back to the car junkyard to question the employee who informs him that his boss is on a business trip.  
What the police does not know though is how the psycho knows their movements because he has planted bugs in the station when he pretends as a witness from the first case.  So he has been toying on them the whole time. 
Aboji attempts to lighten the mood of Gook Doo’s mother who regrets on why she did not send her son to become a prosecutor.  Omma sees her husband and nemesis so chummy and blabs how laughing is not welcome to the state of their neighborhood which her son cannot protect, so she attacks why Bong Ki has not been helping on the cure for cancer.  Omma remarks Bong Ki is in orthopeadics so cancer does not have anything to do with him.  Sensing the conversation won’t go anywhere, Gook Doo omma leaves.  Aboji castigates his wife for being too hard on Gook Doo omma but omma is even more upset that he was smiling brightly with the woman.  Aboji tries to escape a looming danger on their pointless banter, but he ends up black and blue with omma’s punches.
To settle the Bong Soon related gang problem,  Baek Tak summons Charles Go, the strategist of their company to devise a way on how they can conquer Bong Soon Well.  Charles Go walks to the stage to proceed with his presentation.  He summarizes the damages and the recent events incurred by the company but Baek Tak grows impatient to what his resolution will be.  He proposes avenging their loss to regain their honor by fighting one against one with her and suggests voice phishing to lure her to the designated fighting place.
Bong Soon visits Bong Ki in the hospital to give him some allowance after getting her first paycheck.  He beams at her gift and hesitantly admits how he likes Hee Ji.  He confirms how he  cannot date her for real which Bong Soon agrees.  She pats his hair noticing how he has grown up with love problems now and marches to leave.  Bong Ki tells her to date as well and to consider her boss since he does not think he is really gay but Bong Soon denounces it.
The thugs convene on a warehouse place and is scolded by Baek Tak for preparing some weapons in trying to defeat her.  He orders squadron leader not to join the brawl and heads out for last minute preparations.
Aboji is on a perky spirit with omma’s absence since she went traveling.  Min Hyuk calls Bong Soon to remind her of her training and finally gets the chance to read her grandmother’s letter which loving words and advises warm up her heart.  With her grandmother’s inspiring words to celebrate her being different, Bong Soon gets a box and takes a pink sweater to wear it.
Jaws commands the scammers they got to proceed with the voice phishing act.  Bong Soon answers her phone and panics when she heard her mother’s voice.  She heads out to the designated place forgetting Min Hyuk who was already waiting outside their house.  Kyung Shim reaches omma and confirms that she was not abducted.  
Aboji calls Gook Doo to seek help on what happened as Min Hyuk learns from Bong Soon how her mom was abducted.  The two men race to her location as Bong Soon arrives to face Baek Tak and his gang.  She asks for her mom and receives a call from Kyung Shim that her mom is safe.  She realizes she fell on their trap as Baek Tak invites her for a fight.  Bong Soon plays with the walnuts on her hand an crushes it quick making the thugs cringe.  Bong Soon peers at them sharply and urges them to come closer to start the fight.
Episode 8 Quick Thoughts
I hope this will be the last straw for the thugs’ arc in this story because they are starting to annoy me already.  Let’s just focus on securing the seven wives for the psycho and coming up with how to pin him down with Bong Soon’s help.  And then let’s proceed to let go of the one sided love and move on to buckets of romance.  Can we do that please?

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 6 Recap

Hitting the 6th episode calls for the story to reassure and engross the audience by turns so I’m happy that love plots and conflicts are settling in and building to a more solid frame.  Gook Doo and his team worked on the leads to pin the psycho.  Bong Soon came to terms with how she can use her gift through Min Hyuk’s encouragement. Min Hyuk and Gook Do were starting to see her in a romantic kind of light.  And we get a late frame surprise that I did not ask to arrive early.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 6 Recap – “Happy Together”
Min Hyuk complains on Gook Doo’s appearance when they already agreed of the arrangement as Bong Soon goes to her usual Gook Doo love trance.  The police meets Kyung Shim to check on the mask the culprit probably used, but she denies all the samples brought.   Omma lectures them like a police profiler citing how the culprit is not confident of his appearance hence he uses mask to cover up his face.  
Gook Doo comments how Min Hyuk’s place is big and he can just sleep on the sofa.  Bong Soon refuses strongly at the thought of her one-sided love sleeping at her boss’ room ergo she blurts that he is gay that’s why she does not care staying in his house.  She urges Min Hyuk to back up her claim, but he is perplexed on her supposition about him.  
He responds to her request and voices out revealing the truth that she is her bodyguard which earned him a quick superpower girl attack.  Gook Doo does not want to believe him citing how Bong Soon is a weak woman.  Min Hyuk rolls his eyes and is about to battle it out, but Bong Soon is quick to reason out how she has to do the bodyguard job to protect his image and ward off the possible rumors about him being gay.  
Gook Doo is forced to believe the nonsense they are talking about and requests if he can sleep in one of his rooms.  Min Hyuk processes his thoughts and thinks of Bong Soon gazing at Gook Doo’s sleeping face.  Gook Doo is having the same weird thought of Min Hyuk motioning to kiss Bong Soon.  Bong Soon also thinks of Min Hyuk taking advantage of Gook Doo.  The three shake their heads to dismiss the strange ideas.  Gook Doo suggests not sleeping separately which the two acquiesce to. 
Min Hyuk proposes staying up all night to kill time so they head to a pub and play pool and darts.  Min Hyuk struts his billiards prowess and teases how Gook Doo was such a good student who studied well and never played around hence he cannot pocket the balls well in their game.  Min Hyuk slays the game while Bong Soon fights to stay awake.  
Next up the boys hit the dartboards and Min Hyuk struggles hitting the marks properly. Gook Doo smirks and clinches every pin to the center.  The male ego contest between them is tied so they settle for a drinking game.  
Bong Soon whines on their competitive streak and insists on joining the game, but the boys say no in unison.  They pile up the glasses of alcohol they drunk as Bong Soon constantly urges for them to stop their stupid game to no avail.  None of them wants to concede which ends in a draw as both of them collapse with intoxication facing each other on top of the billiards table.
Aboji nips at omma’s being hard on Bong Soon reminding her that no matter how strong she is, she won’t be able to protect herself if she will be attacked by weapons.  Omma replies how she will be safe at CEO’s house.  She shuts aboji’s whining of sending their daughter to a man’s house by reiterating that Min Hyuk is homosexual.  Kyung Shim cuts to their conversation by voicing out how she thinks Min Hyuk is not a gay which delighted omma who thinks the same way.  Aboji flares up but omma is quick to cool him down by assuring her that she knows what is best for their daughter.
Bong Soon stares at the two boys slumped sweetly on the pool table.  She checks the pub attendant and quickly grabs the boys and carries them out.  She throws Min Hyuk on a corner while carefully placing Gook Doo beside him.  She tells Gook Doo that she will buy something to help him sober up and marches to leave.
Just then late night opportunists spot the drunk boys and grope on their wallets for their bounty.  Bong Soon calls their attention but they spurn her protest.  Bong Soon is left no choice but to teach them a lesson so she summons super powergirl bong soon and sends them flying in the air while the trailing thug boss and his right hand witness the commotion.  They are perplexed seeing Bong Soon in action who fussed about her hard work that day thanks to the two alcohol battered men.  
Bong Soon drives them home and sneers on their earlier vows of protecting her.  She hoists them to Min Hyuk’s living room where she throws her boss carelessly while cushioning Gook Doo’s head and placing his legs on Min Hyuk’s body.  Over at Dobong neighborhood the police and thug volunteers monitor and patrol the area from the psycho.
Min Hyuk crawls from the floor to the sofa and finds Gook Doo cozily sleeping with a blanket on.  He gripes on how Bong Soon took care of her crush very well and disregards him at his very own house.  He removes the blanket and pillow and sighs on almost seeing the face of the girl who saved the bus if only his dream lingered.  He checks on sleeping Bong Soon and remembers the girl in pink sweater but dismisses the idea.
Omma wakes up aboji who was tending Kyung Shim and smiles brightly at the thought of her future son-in-law.  When Kyung Shim spills that Gook Doo also stayed in the house, aboji is happy while omma complains on why he is working so hard instead of helping out catch the loose madman.
Bong Soon prepares a hangover breakfast for the boys and turns the stuck chopstick to a cute South Korean flag.  Min Hyuk feeds his curiousity and explains that he thinks of the country while eating breakfast.  Gook Doo pretends Min Hyuk is non-existent and thanks Bong Soon for the food.  
Bong Soon responds that they walk to the house last night when Gook Doo asks how they got home.  Bong Soon cutely pretends having a hard time opening a jar so Gook Doo reaches for it and helps her. Min Hyuk rolls his eyes at her sly girl crush move and just tackle the food in front of them.
The two resumes their bickering on who won the male ego bout last time.  Gook Doo reminds the two of them to stay of limits as Min Hyuk says the same between them.  Bong Soon heaves a sigh and straightens them up by narrating the events of last night when they were drunk and chummy like hobbits.  She lets them know how Gook Doo went on a quick Magic Mike session, and how the two of them were cuddly and mushy like real lovers if not for her intervention.
Bong Soon munches on some chocolates as Min Hyuk is attacked by her spicy hangover soup.  Gook Doo pretends how the soup is okay as Bong Soon takes away her chocolates from Min Hyuk.  She coaxes them to eat a lot and offers a piece of chocs to Gook Doo who just want to pass on the food by claiming he normally does not eat breakfast.  
Just then Min Hyuk’s stalker calls for his morning death threat and orders him to denounce his successor agreement on the upcoming board meeting or he will destroy him and Ainsoft.  Min Hyuk counters for him to try shooting him with a gun, but he will sure catch him first.
Gook Doo urges Min Hyuk to seek help from the police regarding his blackmailer and not get a bodyguard, but he politely declines.  Gook Doo receives a call from the station to proceed somewhere for a lead in the case.  He turns to Min Hyuk and humbly requests to protect “his Bong Soon” which made our heroine feel blissful.  Bong Soon taps Min Hyuk as soon as her friend leaves and assures him to not worry as she will be by his side for his protection.  
Min Hyuk grouches on how she just committed a breach of contract with the extremely spicy soup she made by attacking his tummy, but she counters that it was not her fault they drank a lot last night.  He continuously grumps on how ever since he met her he has been to all sorts of pain, but he stops when Bong Soon threatens him of where else she can induce a new pain for him.  
Gook Doo and his team locates the burner phone owner that was used by the psycho when he abducted the third victim.  They secure the suspect and brings him in the station, but he appears not to be the man they are looking for.  Gook Doo and team leader deduce how the psycho must have stalked the victim and learned that she booked for an on-call driver.  Another team member arrives and reports that the doctor-suspect and the on-call driver are the same as reflected on the CCTV they just analyzed.
Secretary Gong reveals to Min Hyuk that the company suffered a blow in the stock market because of a rumor of him being homosexual. Bong Soon cheers him up by saying her video scandal was wiped out completely last time so the tabloid write ups will disappear too.  Min Hyuk ignores her and calls someone to have his name be cleared in the world wide web just like how the drunk girl video vanished.  
Bong Soon finally learns what he did for her and thanks him for it.  Min Hyuk tells him that the motorcycle thief was found and introduces a website where you can buy motor or car parts.  The dumb thief did not destroy the license plate so his men were able to track him.  It turns out he works in thug boss company who used to work under his father’s company.  Bong Soon gets up determined to catch the thief so Min Hyuk is left no choice but to follow her.
Bong Soon drives steadily but suddenly halts because of the cars in front.  They see a man arrogantly bullying a woman and demanding her to step out of the car.  The woman profusely apologized and promises to have everything be settled by her insurance to no avail.  When the jerk forces the woman out of her car and throws a tantrum, Min Hyuk can’t hold up any longer and as he motions to tell Bong Soon to stay, he finds her already walking towards the man and the woman.  
Bong Soon stops the ajussi from his bullying but he carries on his foul mouth blabbling spiteful words to the ladies.  Min Hyuk shoves him out of the way and tells him that it was his fault that he braked suddenly that’s why she collided.  The bad ajussi backs off as Min Hyuk lectures the woman to close her window and call the police when something like that happens in the future.
 Min Hyuk walks back to the car and finds his bodyguard missing on the front seat.  Bong Soon’s small head appears behind the still screaming foul words ajussi who brags his martial arts abilities.  She tells him to pull over somewhere quiet so they can have a quick chat to which he agrees.  
Min Hyuk nervously trails them and sees Bong Soon leaves the car and scolds ajussi nicely of how he took advantage of the weak girl in front of her.  She walks in front of the car holds it and pushes it for a spin dropping Min Hyuk’s jaw at her incredible strength.  Bong Soon gives a useless pep talk to the ajussi whose brain already fled in outer space to work on his bad atitude and foul mouth.  Min Hyuk who witnessed power girl Bong Soon gropes on how he will respond when she notices his presence and acts like she did not spite a man  and ruin his car to pieces just a few seconds ago.  
Min Hyuk and Bong Soon goes to see the sunset and the former narrates how there is a scene in the movie King Kong where the heroine and Kong see a sunset and they both say it was “beautiful”.  Min Hyuk takes that scenario and mutters how he feels like the heroine which angers Bong Soon thinking he is insinuating that she is King Kong in his analogy.  Min Hyuk appeases her heart and tells her that she is a special kind of King Kong and wonders how an immense strength comes from her small body.
Bong Soon reveals her secret of being born with super strength and how it runs in the female line of the family.  Min Hyuk confirms how “theoretically” if they will get married their daughter might inherit her power to which Bong Soon affirms.  Min Hyuk is amazed at the truth he just learned and encourages her not to feel bad since it is not her fault that she was born with it like how it is not his fault that he was born handsome.  yeah right Bong Soon smirks on how every conversation they have ends up with his boasting.  Min Hyuk proposes to help her use her power in good use as what she yearned badly last time and suggests how they will optimize her talent and use it properly.  He looks in her eyes and whisper, “I will help you evolve”. ladies and gentlemen that is our first sweet one-liner this year and it is so far away from the word “love” hahaha am I weird that I found it so sweet?
Hee Ji waits in front of the police station as Gook Doo rushes to see her.  Hee Ji declines his offer to eat dinner and go straight to her agenda. She voices out how her heart is wavering to another man, and apologizes for being selfish of her own feelings.  She left Gook Doo in a brooding state until Bong Soon calls his handphone.  
He reminds her to lock her doors and advises her that he will be on duty for the night.  Bong Soon tells him not to worry much about her since she can take care of herself well, and she is stronger than what he thinks she is.  Gook Doo responds how he cannot help but worry about her being a weak woman.  They say goodbye leaving Bong Soon beaming, Gook Doo back in deep contemplating and Min Hyuk annoyed about their talking.  
The two head to Min Hyuk’s family’s house dinner.  Min Hyuk’s father breaks the silence and orders him to get married as it will resolve the unpleasant rumor about him and will strengthen the family business as well if they marry to a good family.  Min Hyuk rejects his dad’s offer, grabs Bong Soon’s hand and declares she is his girl friend and they are living together in the house already.  Bong Soon confirms their set up as it is really the case for them as dad bombards her with family background check questions.  Min Hyuk rescues her and advises his father not to look for a girlfriend since he has one.  He promises him they will have children soon.
The two fight in the car about Min Hyuk’s violation of contract, but he shields himself by how the situation required him to do it. She complains why how of all people he used her and how her mother will freak out about it.  On cue, mom calls and check her Cinderella progress so she has to make up lines to hide the truth on how omma likes her and Min Hyuk to be together.
In the morning, Min Hyuk wakes Bong Soon up to start her boot camp.  They head first to a wall climbing place where Bong Soon easily strides to the top of the wall in quick minutes.  Next Bong Soon runs a few lapse with big wheels attached to her without showing any sign of being tired which freaks out Min Hyuk trying to decipher the extent of her ability.
Meanwhile omma and friends hike a mountain and talk about the talisman hidden in the blanket that will harmonize her relationship with Min Hyuk.  At the police station, the team secures the sketch of the culprit and a lead to his shoes found in the crime scene.  Team Leader concludes how Gook Doo is suffering from a heartache with his recent troubled spirit.  Gook Doo enters the station and notifies that Bong Soon is on her way to give her statement.
Bong Soon arrives and spills what happened during the incident but hides how she stopped the psycho from his evil plan by sticking on how she screamed so loud for him to run away.  Bong Soon discloses a key detail from the psycho of how he smelled some kind of oil.  He probes and she searches her memory and blurts the scent of asphalt to be what was emanating from the psycho.
Bong Soon notices her friend’s sullen mood so she asks if there’s something wrong.  Gook Doo speaks about his love problem and how he does not feel sad about it at all.  Bong Soon replies how pain does not sink right away, but as time goes by you will feel the pain.  She assures him that Hee Ji will come back.  Gook Doo tenderly peers on her and whispers why they were just friends?  awww  The momentary trance ended as Gook Doo recovers and heeds her of the precautionary measures against her boss.  Bong Soon smiles and walks away to go to her waiting boss who remarks how he hates the police station, and how he specifically hates Gook Doo’s station.
At Dobong-dong, the thug volunteers scare the women instead of patrolling peacefully causing distress to the mothers who are worried about their daughters’ safety.  Bong Soon’s self-appointed underlings continue on their quest to clean up the neighborhood but are disrupted when the thug-volunteers arrive spitting the gum carelessly.  The high schoolers warn them not to mess up with them or their boss will kill them and walk away proudly together.
The thugs spot a lady going home and block her path for her to sign on the citizens’ list.  The lady tries to let go of her hand and cries for help, but the crude men continues to harrass her.  Just then bags are thrown on the thugs faces as a grandma struts some martial  arts tricks in knocking them down.  
Omma and aboji close the store and waits for an expected guest who turns out to be streetfighter grandma.  Omma greets her mother and falter on the impact of the embrace just as abogi cringes in pain shaking his in-law’s hand.  While heading home, grandma mentions the alarming news about their neighborhood recently and how she taught some rough boys a lesson earlier.  can’t wait for the boys to meet streetfighter grandma hahaha
A pharmacist welcomes a customer and checks on his recent headache.  She gets his prescription and processes his order.  She invites him to go to the church for early morning prayer and blabs about how praying has helped her cure her insomnia so she’s on her 21st day tomorrow just like Prophet Daniel did. The customer retorts how the neighborhood is dangerous these days for her to do her ritual, but she replies that someone above will protect her.
Psycho is miffed while staring at the steel rod from the memory of his recent failed abduction attempt.  He goes to the ballerina’s cell and mumbled that she will not feel alone anymore since he will get her some more friends.  He removes his mask and finally reveals his face as the customer from the pharmacy earlier.  i have to admit the psycho looks rockstar hot is that the trend for kdrama serial killers these days?
Bong Soon prepares to sleep after locking her door well.  She leers at Gook Doo’s protection bracelet as Min Hyuk is perturbed on thug boss Baek Tak’s role in his recent troubles.  
Meanwhile, the pharmacist heads to the church to complete her 21 days morning devotional but was attacked from behind by the psycho.  At Min Hyuk’s house, an intruder seeks entrance on Bong Soon’s room while Min Hyuk wakes up to a knife pointed to his neck.
Episode Quick 6 Quick Thoughts
There were a lot of things that happened this episode, but I am not complaining since the story places the humor and the sweets well so far.  Just like I am thankful for the big blessing and small ones, like my family to chocolates, I would embrace the fillers intention in the drama so far.  I think their purpose is for me to miss Hyung Sik and Ji Soo for a minute or two.  So I think I will just buy the side character scenes as long as it won’t drag longer.  If worse gets to worst, my contingency plan is to call Detective Jin Hyuk and Golden Time team to help out in pinning down the psycho.  But so far, I think we are moving steadily and excitingly while dealing with the romance and thrilling concerns of the story.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 5 Recap

Bong Soon’s encounter with the psycho warranted her boss and her one-sided love to work on her protection.  Neighborhood psycho almost kidnapped Kyung Shim for his new victim, but Bong Soon came in time to stop him.  

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 5 Recap – “Seems they’re a friend, and yet not”
Bong Soon steps in the subway and ponders on her chance encounter with the psycho.   She tries chasing after him but he is nowhere to be found, but she remembers how he smelled of gas and rust.  Her musing is interrupted when she got distracted by another subway pervert taking advantage of a woman.  Bong Soon has had enough and takes justice in her staunch hand as she steps out of the train smiling mischievously.  We see the pervert on the floor writhing in pain as the fingers on his hand got dislocated.
Bong Soon arrives in the office and stares at a game she-warrior image on a wall.  She broods on how the world could be a better place if a female justice champion really exist.  She imagines the magical staff from the she-warrior going to her direction and reaches to it, but the mirage vanishes as Min Hyuk lets know of his presence.  
Min Hyuk checks if she slept well and she hands him an energy drink with a smile that put him on a quick sweet daze.  He snaps back to life and tells Bong Soon to follow him and head out to eat some hangover soup.  Min Hyuk notices the bracelet and ask what is that about.  She fumbles on the correct term again, and as usual Min Hyuk figures the wearable she is trying to explain.  She goes on her gook-doo-love-sphere face again and mumbles that Gook Doo gave it for her protection.  She mentions how she almost pressed it earlier and narrates her encounter with the neighborhood psycho which startled Min Hyuk.  
He mumbles the need for a bodyguard to protect them but she look in his eyes and tells him how she will do everything to protect him.  Min Hyuk brings out her drunken rant last night which shut her up and reminds her to not get drunk ever again.  He tells her that Secretary Gong will be back that day.  She asks what she will gonna do then and retorts she will remain his bodyguard as it is really what she is and has taken care of her spot in his office.  
They enter Min Hyuk’s office and he presents her study table and gives her and English grammar book for her to study.  Her ears perk up when she heard him mention a new game Ainsoft is developing.  She poses a candy smile to him and attempts an opportunity to join the team.  He smiles back and remains firm to their initial deal that she has to catch the stalker first.  He pushes her to study as he nips here and there on the initial proposals of the development team.  
Bong Soon listens to Min Hyuk as he conducts the meeting with his staff and pretends she is a member of the team as well.  She peeks on Min Hyuk’s computer when he stands to call someone and gleams at the sight of the new game sketch.  Min Hyuk catches her sidetrip and she hurries back to her spot pouting.  He fondly stares at her as she sulks on her study spot.
Bong Soon omma and the ajummas chat inside the cafe and gossips about the recent missing ballet school owner.  They talk about how skinny women are being targetted so Bong Soon came in their woes since she is petite and skinny.  But there is more to worry when Bong Soon’s pole-plucking-drunk-dancing hits the world wide web.  Bong Soon omma calls her daughter who does not know she is already trending online and mentally breaks down when she sees the viral video her mom was talking about.  
Min Hyuk wraps up his meeting with his staff and wonders Bong Soon’s empty spot.  He walks to check where she is and finds her slumped under the table.  He takes her phone, sees the video and teases how she will become popular even to Africa.  True to his words, Bong Soon’s high schooler recent minions and the thugs in the hospital tended by Bong Ki ogle at her video as well.
Bong Soon still wallows on her embarrassing video when Secretary Gong enters Min Hyuk’s office.  He whines at his recuperating injury and mumbles another Bong Soon’s monstrous strength story and rumor mill tidbits of Bong Soon being a North Korean spy or an alien.  Min Hyuk tries to signal that Bong Soon is inside the office, but he continuously blabs on how he should stay away from her.  Suddenly Bong Soon rises surprising Secretary Gong who looks like his soul left his body already as an ethereal judgment music airs on the scene.  Min Hyuk tells Bong Soon to endorse the reports he missed as Secretary Gong gives a pleading look to Min Hyuk to not be with her alone. 
As soon as they left the room, Min Hyuk calls someone to take down Bong Soon’s viral video.  Gook Doo receives a call from Min Hyuk while he works on surveilance videos of the case.  Min Hyuk reveals Bong Soon’s recent encounter with the psycho on her way to work and advises him to put a more secure protection on Bong Soon when she is not in his company’s premise.  Frustrated at the news, Gook Doo steps out of the station and tells his team members that he will go out to protect a witness.
Secretary Gong apologizes for spouting nonsense earlier which Bong Soon disregards since he won’t be saying those in her presence anyway.  She briefs him of what he missed which was technically the family dinner since their boss does not do anything that much at all.  Min Hyuk spots Bong Soon dozing and walks silently towards her.  
He ardently gazes at her face (i melted), and remembers how she babbled like a baby her woes about being physically strong when she was drunk last night.  He motions to touch her sleeping face but Gook Doo enters the office unannounced looking for Bong Soon.  Min Hyuk tries to hush him but he calls Bong Soon who wakes up from her nap.
Gook Doo fumes when she confirms bumping with the psycho earlier.  He scolds her for not looping him in right away and advises that he is done with the witness protection request and announces that he will pick up Bong Soon after her work ends later.  Min Hyuk negates his plan by declaring he will drop her off since he knows her working hours.  
They bicker on who gets to escort Bong Soon home which made her fall on a delusion and happily flaunts how having two guys fight over her is distressing her.  The two wince on her wishful thinking, change their minds, and fight over who should drop her off her house later. hahaha i lurve these two male leads
Min Hyuk gripes on how Gook Doo seemed the busiest police in South Korea as Bong Soon shuts him up on his whining.  Gook Doo narrows down the missing woman’s car’s last location and the team heads to investigate.    They head to a junk car garage and inquires if the missing car was seen there.  The person in charge denies the appearance of the car and discloses that the owner of the place is not around.
Min Hyuk orders some pies and tart just in time for Bong Soon omma arriving with the ajummas.  He greets her and she hands the boxes to Bong Soon refusing to accept his payment since she considers him a family.  Omma clarifies her reasoning to Min Hyuk’s startled face by saying since Bong Soon is her daughter and she works in his company so she is his company’s family ergo they are family.  
Bong Ki listens to the thugs of their usual sourgraping about Bong Soon.  Thug leader boasts on how he will see to it that he will exact his revenge by destroying and splitting her in half causing Bong Ki to wrap his face to shut him up.  Hee Ji stands up when Bong Ki approaches and remembers her appointment.  She mumbles how she might not be able to see him anymore once her fingers are healed so he retorts that her rehab may take awhile.  She expresses interest in meeting him again the next day and ignores Gook Doo’s text message checking if she is done with her check up.
Unaware that Min Hyuk summoned his power for the viral videos, Bong Soon is surprised that her videos were taken down and Kyung Shim steers Min Hyuk’s involvement.  Bong Soon counters how her prickly boss will not do such thing so Kyung Shim is surprised that she is back to a hate relationship with her boss again.  Kyung Shim again mentions her observation that her CEO is not a gay, but she had her knowledge of Min Hyuk’s penchant for Gook Doo’s juicy butt to back up her claim.  Bong Soon sullenly grumbles on how hard the competition is for Gook Doo’s heart, and to lighten up her mood, Kyung Shim suggests for them to munch a yummy stew.
Bong Soon wonders what is taking Kyung Shim so long when the supermarket is nearby.  She tries calling her but Kyung Shim is being hunted by the neighborhood psycho.  Kyung Shim is cornered and receives the psycho’s beating as she squirms in pain.  The psycho launches for his knockout blow but Bong Soon stops him and kicks him hard in fury.  
Bong Ki assures his twin that Kyung Shim is safe from danger.  Bong Soon apoligizes fervidly to Kyung Shim when she regains consciousness and blames herself for not going out instead of her.  Kyung Shim appeases her best friend’s heavy heart by warning her not to eat something yummy without her.  
Dobong-dong people hold a caucus on how they will work on the recent peace and order situation of the neighborhood.  They try to come up with rules but face disagreement on whether the chubby women need to be part of the plan.  Enter thug boss and his minions who officially introduce himself as the CEO of the construction company that is overseeing the Redevelopment project of Dobong neighborhood.  He boasts how his employees are skilled martial arts experts so they will be in charge of the women’s protection.  
Bong Soon promises to break psycho’s body once she catches him again as she wipes on Kyung Shim’s wounded face.  The latter complains that her nose seems to be broken but Bong Soon blames it to her still swollen face to shut her hinting of taking advantage of a nose job.  Kyung Shim whispers how she was so scared yesterday so she can only imagine the fear the previous victims had to endure because they did not have a strong friend like Bong Soon who was able to rescue her.  Bong Soon omma arrives to bring some food and curses when she sees Kyung Shim’s beaten face.  She scolds Bong Soon for not doing that errand knowing the situation in the neighborhood and for losing the opportunity to catch the culrprit.  Omma assures Kyung Shim that per her request she did not tell her mother what happened.  
Gook Doo assembles with his team and talk about the recent psycho’s attack.  They are baffled why he ran away when he could have easily managed the two petite girls so Gook Doo assures them that they will head to the hospital for the statement.
Product placement scene for Royce chocolate company strides on the screen as we see Min Hyuk buying some and complaining why chocolates have different kinds.  He arrives in his office and shoots a blank missing-her gaze at Bong Soon’s table as he wonders what he will be doing with the chocolates he bought since she will not be coming to work.  He resolves it by calling Secretary Gong and ordering him to just stay and not do anything but sit at Bong Soon’s table.  He gives him a melting gaze and mutters how it is true that absence of a person makes one’s heart grow fonder.   Secretary Gong perceives Min Hyuk’s speech as his way of telling him he missed him when he was gone while the latter murmurs when Bong Soon will be coming back.  
Gook Doo visits Kyung Shim and they have an instant high school reunion.  Kyung Shim narrates the events of last night and almost slips on revealing Bong Soon’s super power.  She tells him instead that Bong Soon screamed so strong preventing the abduction to which the twins back up.  Kyung Shim adds that the psycho does not have a face as it is covered by a mask and we see the pervert wraps his wound with a bandage and stares at the metal pole that Bong Soon bent.
Bong Soon pouts as Gook Doo nags on why she left the bracelet at home and how she has always been forgetful of important things even when they were in high school.  He cools down and asks if she was not feeling any pain and mumbles how he is going crazy worrying about her since she has been exposed too much to the psycho.  Against his will, he suggests for her to stay at Min Hyuk’s house for the mean time.  She calms him down and voices how he should not worry as she has something that she’s good at, but he is resigned to his decision to let her stay with Min Hyuk until he gets the psycho with his hands.  awww my heart is already breaking for you Gook Doo ya
Gook Doo heads to meet Min Hyuk and requests to hide Bong Soon for the mean time as it is dangerous for her to stay in the neighborhood.  Min Hyuk smirks how he knows little about his friend and asks if his concern towards her is just because of their friendship and nothing else more.  Gook Doo evades the question and marches to leave, but holds his horse and queries why he talks informally to him when they are about the same age.  Min Hyuk is baffled why he dig his information and lets him use banmal as he pleases just as long as he will not tell Bong Soon that they are about the same age.  Min Hyuk muses how Bong Soon’s one-sided love seems to be not one-sided at all.
Bong Soon wakes up excitedly and spots Gook Doo waiting to drop her off at work. He complains about her short skirt and make-up so she asks if she looks weird.  Gook Doo averts her eyes and grumbles how she should not go out looking pretty like that.  Clouds sweep Bong Soon’s feet who cannot believe what her crush just told her.  
Min Hyuk peers at Bong Soon and Gook Doo saying goodbye to each other as she dances in the air so happily while she heads to the office.  He tells her to stop feeling giddyish, but she ignores him and goes to the wash room.  She summons another shining Gook Doo epiphany of him telling her again that she is pretty.
Min Hyuk tells Bong Soon that he is yielding to her friend’s request to let her stay in his house.  He goes back to his conversation with Secretary Gong, but high on  Gook Doo, Bong Soon gleefully mumbles how Gook Doo is overreacting because he is worried about her, but she is really okay even when he might be chased by a psycho with a steel club.  Min Hyuk mutters how she looks so weird saying scary things like that and beaming at the same time but Bong Soon is on an unimaginable Gook Doo love trance.
Omma packs some sexy outfits for Bong Soon and praises Gook Doo for suggesting the temporary hide out.  Aboji castigates his wife for not being troubled in sending her daughter to a man’s house.  Secretary Gong picks up Bong Soon’s clothes and omma blabs how since they are a conservative family, was hard to agree to the set up but she trusts the CEO who cares deeply to his employees.
Min Hyuk and Bong Soon are speechless on the clothes prepared by omma when they unpacked her things.  The room heats up as Min Hyuk’s eyes automatically got transfixed to a skimpy number and escapes the awkward moment my mumbling how Bong Soon’s mom has a weird taste in clothing.  Min Hyuk tosses and turns that night and wonders if Bong Soon is still awake.
Bong Soon who is also sleepless keeps being bothered by the guilt and rage of what happened to her friend.  She gets up and goes to the neighborhood where she walks around.  She finally feels someone trailing her, and when the man reaches for her shoulder she gets surprised seeing Min Hyuk’s face.  He explains how he thought she is sleepwalking that is why he looked for her.  She tells him that her intention to catch the psycho, but he rolls his eyes and urges her to convene first at home.  Min Hyuk walks back but stops when Bong Soon silently utters how she has hidden her strength all her life, but this time she will use it for good.   Min Hyuk stares at her eyes as she returns his gaze.
They arrive home just as the doorbell rings.  Min Hyuk opens the door and Gook Doo rushes inside to declare that he will also be staying in that house.
Quick Thoughts Episode 5
Obviously Gook Doo keeps Bong Soon in his heart, why he did not make a move to go beyond the friend zone is one o those things we should look forward to.  I like how our creepy conflict functions as a neutralizer to the witty and slapstick comedy we are being high so far.  
This love triangle premise is slowly breaking my heart, and it has not even happened yet.  I just can’t bear to think of it.  

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 4 Recap

It was a peek on Do Bong Soon’s growing up life this episode as we traversed on how she has lived adjusting to her power and worrying about her infatuation to Gook Doo along the way.  We also caught a glimpse of Min Hyuk’s bullied childhood and his growing interest at his bizaare bodyguard.  Min Hyuk and Bong Soon went to party with Kyung Shim and Bong Ki. Signs are showing for the looming love triangle arc.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode 4 – “Her Identity”
The rain still pours while the psycho successfully silenced his new victim.  He cleans up his mess by destroying the victim’s car and sets forth to his lair.
Min Hyuk walks to his dungeon and a faint smile curves on his lips while staring at the sofa where Bong Soon slept.  He contemplates about Bong Soon’s extraordinary strength as the girl he is thinking about plays on some sketches of a game character she is trying to conceive.  She picks up Gook Doo’s call who asks if she is at her boss’ house again.  He lectures her to properly live her life since she is not young anymore.  He tells her to be careful in case the perpetrator might come after her.  Bong Soon gripes when he asks her to say thank you to Bong Ki for helping out with Hee Ji’s treatment.  Perplexed at her moodswing, Gook Doo listens as she rants out how she has emotions too and to stop being overprotective to her.  
She hangs up and realizes that it was the first time she did it while talking to him.  She ruminates on how she is struggling to control her strength and heart in the recent days.  Her reverie is cut when Min Hyuk calls to ask her to spill the secret about her incredible strength.  He queries if she is by any chance a man or if she can crack a boulder which fumes Bong Soon.  She has had enough talking of her bipolar boss and hangs up the phone fired up with annoyance.
Suddenly she faces an epiphany of Gook Doo in his handsome police uniform smiling like James Dean putting her on the usual love trance.  The magical love moment shifts to horror when Min Hyuk appears in a woman’s clothing cutting their hands meeting.  He embraces Ji Soo and reaches for his bum blissfully.  Bong Soon screams No! as her vision converts to a bad dream and waking her up from the preposterous nightmare at the same time.
Team leader asks Gook Doo if there are news from the case and he briefs him of the recent update.  He hears out Team Leader as he cites an episode on “Chief Inspector” on how a single woman who lives alone was not reported up until 10 days because no one presumed she was kidnapped.  Gook Doo politely shuts his team leader by saying how the two victims live with their families so his video aid from his classic favorite show will not be of any help.
Bong Soon omma and her friends meet up and visits a shaman to seek advice regarding a business prospect.  She takes the opportunity and inquires her daughter’s fate with the CEO as well.  The shaman reveals that her daughter will prosper since her luck will be tied to the person she will marry which made omma happy.
Bong Soon arrives at Min Hyuk’s house and curious about the “P” on his schedule, he explains that it means “privacy”.  Bong Soon reacts on how half of his itineraries are marked P, and he prides on living his dream of working and having fun at the same time.  how to be you Min Hyuki?   He lets her know that he used his money to investigate on the motorcycle incident and orders her to prepare a breakfast since his foot is still in pain.  She attempts to appeal but she ends up at the kitchen checking what breakfast to prepare for him.  She spots some apples and make use of her hands as juicer.  She hands the apple juice to him but he demands for a proper rice breakfast.  
Min Hyuk sits victorious on his breakfast table satisfied and wistful on the full spread in front of him.  He stares at the table full of food and mutters how it looks the same as how his mother did his before.  awww poor Min Hyuki T_T
Bong Soon waits in the car and whines to Kyung Shim about what her job really is.  Her litany is cut when the radio on her hand produces Min Hyuk’s voice to announce that he is done eating.  She enters the dungeon and sees how he has synced everything within his premise under surveilance.  He sneers on how humans are not to be trusted as they talk behind someone’s back, but she denies it by stating she did not specifically mentioned his name and did not slander him at all.
Min Hyuk resolves to his punishment of making her chase him while he plays at the park with his hoverboard.  She gives up and sits on the floor complaining how she is tired and breathless already.  Suddenly the remote drone he is playing falls on the ground and he spots a sniper aiming ball pellets at them.   He drags Bong Soon to hide behind a thin tree, but a ball pellet hits Min Hyuk making him fall on the ground.  
Bong Soon peers at the culprit from a far and did not waste any second to carry Min Hyuk like a baby as “The Bodyguard’s” OST airs in the background.  pwahahaha  Min Hyuk who was pretending he is unconscious wakes up when he is thrown inside the car and argues that they don’t need to go to the hospital.
They head home and she nurses on his wound.  She starts sterilizing and blows on the wound as he is put on a trance gazing on her cute face.  He goes back to reality and whispers how it does not make any sense how she carried an 80-kilo man like that easily.  He pushes on revealing the truth behind her strength.  He suggests an abrupt analyzation of her possibly taking drugs or if she is an alien or a product of scientific test.
 hahaha  She shuts him up by reminding him to focus on the pressing concern that someone is after his life.  On cue, his phone rings and the culprit cynically warns him that real bullets will be used on him next time if he will not give up his father’s company.  Min Hyuk scorns him to try destroying Ainsoft if he can, but the culprit ends the conversation.  He advises Bong Soon to go home as he wants to be alone and heads to his dressing room to cool down on his own. 
Bong Soon arrives at their bakery to check on his dad who thought she might have been fired again.  She denies it and heads home to wait for the walnut delivery in their house.  Bong Soon aboji calls her quick and hands her some money from the secret hiding places in his body.  He tells her to buy some new clothes and she hugs her dad for his thoughtfulness.  ahhhh aboji saranghae
Bong Ki meets Hee Ji at a coffeeshop and was surprised that Gook Doo is not with her.  He calls to make an order as she smiles staring at him.  what’s with this girl?  She opens a chat about how he and Gook Doo where rivals at school back then, but he corrects her by stating that her boyfriend is way below him before so he can’t claim he was a rival.  
Bong Soon did not waste her time and buys some new clothes.  She wears it happily and gets a call from the highschool gangsters who are waiting for her in the park. They confirm picking up all the garbage and kneel in front of her to request for them to be taken under her wings for training and to do her bidding.  hahaha aigoo  
Bong Soon omma and the ajummas notice how clean the neighborhood is that day. well thank Bong Soon for that  They enter the walnut store and spots the thugs’ boss and his sidekick inside the bakery.  Thug boss is having a hard time figuring out how to eat the walnut pie so Bong Soon omma helps him out by coaching him to cut it into pieces first.
The highschool thugs are still in negotiation with Bong Soon when a ball hits her and a cocky student orders her to pass the ball back.  Bong Soon takes that opportunity to enjoy her Cleopatra moment from her new thug followers and kicks the ball back to Milkyway.  She marches home with dramatic dried falling leaves in the background as her anthem plays on.  Wait, is that another anthem for her?  *chuckles
Bong Soon meanders on her high school memories as she narrates how like any other high school students, she had a tough time as well, but not with getting grades though, it was more of her trying to control her power and blending in as a normal high school girl.  Once at a national heritage site where a big rock stands firm, she took a picture with Kyung Shim and shamed a tour guide’s trivia of how the rock cannot be moved by human strength as she accidentally easily pushed it to the cliff.  She muses how she cannot use the exercise equipment at school because even metals yield to her strength.  
She blabs how the last year of her high school made her shut down her super ability when as she was washing her hand, Gook Doo walked by with a friend and mentioned how he liked a girl to be gentle so that he can protect her.  In trying to match up her crush’ ideal girl, she vowed to hide her ability and even enrolled in a knitting class to become more feminine so she can meet Gook Doo’s dream girl requirement.  all those things girls do for love really
Even when she sought Buddha’s blessing with her mom, Bong Soon did not care about going to college just as long as she became Gook Doo’s girlfriend.  She knew in her heart that the prayer will be useless because she caught Buddha smiling at her.  A few days later, she accidentally heard Bong Ki’s talk with Gook Doo of joining the police academy and being a couple with the hottest girl in school.  She stared at the knitted scarf she worked on so fervently and the scene cut to omma thanking Buddha for helping Bongki got accepted at the medical school and praying for his grace again for Bong Soon to be accepted at a college the next year.  But furious Bong Soon blamed Buddha for her recent heartache moved the statue to an awkward picture in the temple shocking the temple monks.  *chuckles
Back at present time, Bong Soon flaunts her new clothes to Kyung Shim and picks up a call from Gook Doo who tells her to go outside for a bit.  They listen to the recording of the second victim’s fiance as Bong Soon denies that it is the voice of the culprit she heard.  Gook Doo reminds her to take care of herself and goes home.  She does the same by telling him to eat and rest well since he is a dear friend of hers.
Kyung Shim worries at her friend feeling drained after a chat with Gook Doo and suggests a movie night out with her to destress.  Bong Ki arrives and confirms meeting Hee Ji in the afternoon.  Bong Soon sneers at Hee Ji lying to her boyfriend of her out of town gig.  At Min Hyuk’s house, he calls his second elder brother and discloses the recent threats he was getting and suspects his other two brothers could be behind it. Min Hyuk asks his brother to let his other brothers know that if they are involved in those lame evil ploys, he will not let it slide and will kill them.  actually I don’t trust your second elder brother more Min Hyuki 
Bong Ki agrees to tag along on the movie date as Min Hyuk invites himself and promises to cover the expenses when he learns about Bong Soon’s plan.  Unbeknownst to them, thug boss and his secretary trail them secretly.  Bong Soon’s tears erupt at the superhero movie they are watching surprising the people inside the movie house.  After the movie, she composes herself and meets the rest at the lobby.  Min Hyuk is still bewildered on her crying spree over the superhero movie they just watched so Bong Ki tries to explain how it’s just one of his sister’s weird quality.  
Min Hyuk insists on narrowing down the reasons for Bong Soon’s crying fit and mutters if Hulk’s ripping his clothes appeared sad for her or if she is worried that Spiderman’s mask was too tight for him to breathe.  you know you got to love Min Hyuk’s witty blab lol  Kyung Shim deviates the chat by suggesting for them to hit a club so off they go to party the night away while thug boss and secretary draw a conclusion on Bong Soon’s cheerful and sentimental life.
Bong Soon soaks gleefully in cocktail drinks while Bong Ki blocks Kyung Shim who keeps pouring it.  The girls head to the dance floor and sway their bodies to the music.  Bong Ki says how his sister is not supposed to get drunk to which Min Hyuk agrees as she is already strange when she is sober so he can’t imagine what she can do when she is intoxicated.  With a knowing smile, Min Hyuk peers at the happily dancing Bong Soon.
Bong Soon levels up her fun and goes down to where the club poles are.  She grabs it and her liquor soaked senses forget her superpower and plucks the pole from its position easily swaying it around as the club people duck on it with Bong Ki rescuing his twin.
The next day, Bong Soon wakes up to a bad hangover and mom scolds her first thing in the morning for what she did last night.  She recollects her memories from the movie to the club and to them going home where she blurted uncaringly how Min Hyuk was a jerk in front of her mother.  
Omma grabbed her drunk daughter and she blabbed to her mom’s ears that Min Hyuk is homosexual confusing the latter.  She coaxed him to come out but her vocabulary challenged self voiced out “log out”   and mom made it worse by coaching “log in”.  Min Hyuk gave a this is impossible night look and was attacked by Bong Soon who warns him not to stare at Gook Doo’s behind or he will ripped him up to destroy his own behind.  She expressed how bad Min Hyuk was to her that it makes her want to go back to being a job seeker before the alcohol she took finally knocked her down.
Back to reality, omma spills how she should forget their Cinderella plan and just beg to her boss for her to keep her job.  Bong Soon wallows on her looming problem as omma commands her to wear traditional white clothing and heads to her boss’ house to ask forgiveness.  hahaha
Gook Doo rushes to the station and reports a suspicious missing person report for a ballet owner which fits the MO of the culprit’s victim preference.  Team lead gives Gook Doo permission to work on its possible connection to their case.  The other team members approach to spill a big development of the set of footprints found on the crime scene to be of a designer shoes company.  In the creepy psycho lair, the third victim whom psycho calls his second bride screams when she gained consciousness.  Psycho hushes her and tells her that she has to recover soon so she can wear her wedding dress.  He shuts him up when she begs for her life and mumbles how he hates chatty women.
Bong Soon contemplates on her options to make Min Hyuk forgive her.  She considers bringing a psychiatrist to attest to her frailty mind, playing it cool like nothing happened, forcing Min Hyuk was the one who was drunk, and introducing a cool guy when she heard Kyung Shim remarks that her boss seems not to be a homosexual.
Min Hyuk who is fresh from the shower beams while remembering his feisty bodyguard’s rampage last night. Bong Soon shakes her woes and picks up his call and greets him sweetly if he slept well.  Min Hyuk responds yes and asks if she slept good as well.  Bong Soon mounts on her pleading case, but he cuts it by inquiring if she already had breakfast.  He tells her to eat well and to meet him later in the office like nothing happened the night before.  They hang up the call and Bong Soon cannot believe how the heavens just favored her and throws in raves on how kind and sweet her boss is while Min Hyuk is also smiling on how cute his bodyguard is.
Kyung Shim walks in the room and points out again how Min Hyuk is not gay, but the elated Bong Soon who converts to her boss’ fanclub president a few seconds ago voices out how hos being gay does not matter anymore as his kind personality matters most.  Bong Soon says goodbye to Kyung Shim as the latter is left perplexed on her friend’s bipolar attitude from cursing her boss to praising him next.  Bong Soon threads her way to the office.  She bumps on a man while walking on the street who apologizes right away to her.  Bong Soon continues to walk, but suddenly freezes on her track when she realized that the man who just bumped her has the same voice of the doctor-culprit from the hospital.  
Quick Thoughts Episode 4
We are finally getting to a steamier love plot which will make everyone happy and confused at the same time since we have an equally adorable second lead.  I like how this drama is technically bare, but its simplicity and the amazing cast synergy accompanied by the evr prrsent humor keeps any viewer feeling good after watching it.  While providing the gist of the background of our characters, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” presented the love premise and conflict in a smooth way.  The ratings are justifying everything that we are getting from this drama so far.  Sometimes there are stories like Do Bong Soon’s that we all need a taste of each week to wash out some of our life stress.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 3 Recap


Gook Doo and Min Hyuk continuously bickered about Bong Soon.  The boss and his bodyguard sought the owner of the motorcycle, but realized too late that they got the wrong guy. Bong Soon is up for a second round to the high school bullies she previously encountered.  Bong Soon got jealous after meeting Gook Doo’s girlfriend and mustered the will to question why he is being nice to her.  On her way home to buy some beer for the family, she heard a scream of another possible victim of abduction in the neighborhood.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16



Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 3 – “That Guy’s Secret”

Bong Soon stands between two hot guys vying for her presence and makes all of us girls jealous.  lol  Gook Doo and Min Hyuk snicker at each other as the former rants about labor laws which the latter boringly listens to.  Bong Soon tries to explain the circumstances of what her job entails in a way that her friend can understand it, but he gets more curious on their unusual arrangement.  He gets his phone to summon an intervention from Bong Soon’s mother.  As expected, Bong Soon’s omma is more than happy hearing that her daughter will spend the night at the house of the CEO whom she already marked as Bong Soon’s prince in the Cinderella chart she is envisioning.
 She replies to Gook Doo on how dedicated her daughter is in her job, and blabs about why he is there slacking when there’s a pressing case in the neighborhood.  hahaha She asks Gook Doo to give the phone to his friend and mom gives her a pep talk to do a good job with that one in a million opportunity of spending a night at the CEO’s lair.  She orders her to send Gook Doo out, and declares Bong Soon will not be coming home blissfully to the family.  Aboji makes a futile attempt to disapprove, but mom reasons out how Bong Soon has been wasting her youth trying to get a job so now that she finds one and she wants to be committed to it, they should support her.  i love Bong Soon omma jincha hahaha
The Bong Soon tug-of-war commences again as they sit in the living room.  Gook Doo questions Min Hyuk on Bong Soon’s job nature, but he responds how he dislikes police interrogation and tries to shake hand and formally get to know each other.  Gook Doo disregards the pleasantries and explains the urgency of how Bong Soon was attacked in broad daylight and how she is a witness to the case they are working on.  
Bong Soon cuts into the conversation and mutters how the attack on Detective Choi is not related to the Do Bong neighborhood case, but could have been initiated by Min Hyuk’s hidden enemies.  Gook Doo stands and orders Min Hyuk to go to the station for his statement, and responds he will do it first thing in the morning.  Min Hyuk rises and promises to be a law abiding citizen the next day.  He teases Gook Doo by ordering Bong Soon to come with her for them to rest directing her to wash up well before they hit the bed.  *pffft boys!
He walks near Gook Doo, draws a line on his chest and mutters it would be fun if he will stay as well making the latter winced at his weird seduction attempt.  Bong Soon freezes at the scene and remembers how Secretary Gong reveals that her boss likes men by nature.  
Gook Doo prepares to leave and puts a bracelet beeper on Bong Soon, and reminds her to use it if in case Min Hyuk will do something to her.  He rages at Min Hyuk’s direction how all men are dogs, but Bong Soon shuts him up on treating dogs that way.
Bong Soon looks for Min Hyuk and discovers the basement in the house where he conceived all his game characters.  Bong Soon mumbles how rich people are really outlandish and has insufferable victim complex.  She roams around the room, but he mentions the details of the motorcycle owner so she moves to his direction.  
She motions  to confront the culprit right away, but he halts her and mutters that they will just protect each other for the night and will deal with it tomorrow.  I’m here to protect you too Hyungsika.  ^_^  He notices Bong Soon’s necklace and takes it as Gook Doo’s probable gift for her, but she corrects that it was her father’s graduation gift to her.
Min Hyuk decides to hit the sack which voluntarily makes her cross her arms to her chest.  He rolls his eyes at her reaction and tells her how he is scared of the thought of spending a night with her.  She whines on why they have to sleep in the dungeon when there are nicer rooms upstairs, but he silences her by telling how she won’t be able to understand his intricate life.  He gets the sleeping bag, slides his body inside and lays down on the floor.  Still fuming on their situation, Bong Soon is held speechless when Min Hyuk turns off the light and a galaxy far far away emerges on the ceiling.  
He narrates how he was told that people who died became stars at night, but she counters his dreamy idea fast by blabbing that dead people become ghosts and scares the living ones.  He frowns at her response and whispers softly how he believes that tale because that was the only way for him to connect with his mother who died when he was young. He adds how he was bullied by his older brothers before and that his closet which he frequently gets imprisoned too became a comforting place for him, that’s why it became a gateway for his secret place where no bad people can bother him.
She asks why he does not like the police officers and he explains that his father used to be a gangster who has learned to manipulate the police and even the prosecutor’s office so he gets a free pass to his illegal doings.  She insists how there are still good cops in the country.  Min Hyuk reverts the questioning for her to spill the beans on why she likes Gook Doo and for how long has she been nurturing that one sided love.  She coyly beams and goes back to memory lane of her sixth grade when she first met Gook Doo who was a transfer student from Gangnam.  Since then they have become friends and as she floats in the air while listening to him played the piano, she guarded him well on the rest of the girls seeking his attention.  
Back to present time, Bong Soon voices out how Gook Doo is a bad guy for making her feel defenseless, but Min Hyuk responds that her friend did not ask her to feel that way.  Min Hyuk rises and commands her to do something with him, and we see them playing a game where Bong Soon emerged victorious.  Min Hyuk appeals for a round two, but she declines and hits the bed to sleep.
Bong Soon wakes up and adjusts her vision to the sunlight.  She turns to her left side and pushes Min Hyuk out of surprise from the sofa.  She protects her body with the blanket and he argues how he was left no choice since the floor was cold.  He adds how he fought hard on that nightmarish thought of sleeping beside her.  *chuckles  He tells her to prepare the breakfast since it will be a big day ahead of them.  
Bong Soon prettily sets a big table with yummy food and prides on how he should not be surprised with her cooking skill, but he cuts her boasting by pointing out that the food she prepared were all unhealthy.  He tells her that he would be considerate though to eat well the food she prepared for him.  
Bong Soon whines on how he will make his future wife’s life miserable so he playfully gets through her nerves by mumbling how Gook Doo has such a robust bum that he so wanted to touch.  Bong Soon had enough so she stabs the chopstick on the table and draws a hole on it shutting out Min Hyuk with his pestering.
They head to where the motorcycle owner lives as Bong Soon tries to convince him to work well with the police so that they will not be mislead by the current case they are working on. Min Hyuk is decided though to not give away his private life to the police.  Gook Doo visits Detective Choi and confirms how the culprit is not experienced in knife and seemed shocked after he stabbed him.
Bong Soon peeks her small face when an ajussi opens his door. She barges into his untidy room and confirms his identity.  She invites him for a chat but he refuses and taunts her brazen invasion by touching her face.  She is left no choice but to take care of him Bong Soon’s way.
 A few seconds later,  Bong Soon drags the ajussi like a serial killer while he is subdued feebly on the floor.  Min Hyuk freezes on his spot processing the scenario.  Bong Soon calls his attention to start the car but he sees two ajummas approaching so he rushes and leads Bong Soon and the limpy ajussi to the rooftop.
Min Hyuk checks on the man if he is still alive and castigates Bong Soon on hitting him which she denies strongly mumbling that it was ajussi’s hand that hit himself.  She spots something to tie ajussi on and hands him the taser so she can tie his legs properly.  Bong Soon unfortunately tries it too hard bumping her head on his hands and shooting the charged taser on him.  He faints and when he finally sobers up for interrogation, they learn that his motorcycle was stolen.  Bong Soon sobs with him while he narrates how he worked hard for six months to raise money for the deposit, but it was stolen in an instant and the police does not have any update about it yet.  The two fuss at their mistake and let go of the crying ajussi.
Gook Doo and his team listen to the fiancee of the second victim’s interrogation.  He suggests how the perpetrator is the same for both the murder and the abduction, but his chief refuses to believe it as the footprints found were different.  Gook Doo insists on his opinion reiterating how the psycho is toying with them and that the second victim is still alive.  Team Head closes the argument by concluding that the fiance is not the culprit.  
Gook Doo is summoned to the office as Min Hyuk and Bong Soon arrived.  Bong Soon is as usual beaming and has activated the love sphere for her and Gook Doo while she peers at him.  The latter inquires about the incident on Detective Choi, and true to his initial stand he declines providing details to him.  Gook Doo declares that he will be in charge of Bong Soon’s witness protection program to which Min Hyuk agrees.  Bong Soon cuts to their conversation and tries to expound how Min Hyuk’s stalker thought Detective Choi was him, hence he was attacked out of the sudden.  Gook Doo pummels on why Min Hyuk did not get a proper bodyguard, and before he can reply that he did by getting Bong Soon, her foot finds his and steps on it to silence him in pain.
Min Hyuk limps on the way out of the police station angry at Bong Soon’s hasty attack.  She offers to escort him to the hospital where Gook Doo also meets the surgeon of second victim for questioning.  Bong Ki bumps at his sister and Min Hyuk in the hospital, and he already pictured what happened.  Min Hyuk declares he will be staying in the hospital surprising Bong Soon who knows the tiny fracture is not worth a hospital confinement. Min Hyuk insists and chooses to be at Secretary Gong’s room.
Bong Soon pushes the wheelchair where Min Hyuk happily sits while eats an ice cream cone.  She sneers at his unreasonable need for the wheelchair as he enjoys feeling her chagrin.  She steps out and does not notice two of the thugs she beat last time cowering upon seeing her presence.  
Min Hyuk checks up on Secretary Gong’s recovery as the latter spills how everything appears interconnected with Bong Soon recently.  He speaks about the thugs she beat to a pulp were in the same hospital and how her brother is a doctor in that hospital.  Bong Soon’s day can’t get any more better as Bong Ki straightens her out on her recent superpower spree making their hospital busy.  She learns that he will meet Gook Doo and his cellist girlfriend are at the hospital for her appointment.
They march to see the couple in the lobby and Gook Doo introduces his girlfriend, Hee Ji, to Bong Ki.  Bong Soon is in a whirlwind of emotion when she sees Gook Doo’s hand reaches Hee Ji’s, so she got surprised when he calls her attention asking why she was at the hospital again.  Bong Ki ushers Hee Ji for the check up as Gook Doo grabs Bong Soon for a talk.  Hee Ji and Bong Ki draws an awkward  moment while he checks on her hand, and we see a subtle flirting Hee Ji is throwing on Bong Ki.
Bong Soon explains that Min Hyuk needs to be hospitalized that’s why she is there.  Gook Doo fumes on why she is acting as a caretaker and how she is clueless on how to deal with men.  Bong Soon’s emotion burst and she rants on why he is nice and protective of her like that when he has a girlfriend to take care of.  Gook Doo fails to respond as Hee Ji and Bong Ki emerge from the room.  Min Hyuk who sees their banter shouts at Bong Soon to rescue her on the situation, and she goes to his chair and pushes it away from Gook Doo.
Min Hyuk lectures her to tone down her sporadic emotions as the thugs spy on their room.  She leaves his pep talk without him knowing and goes home where mom confronts her if she did well in sleeping with Min Hyuk.  Bong Soon tells omma to stop her delusions as her boss is gay and they cannot change that fact anyway.  But omma reasons out how she did not like raising a dog before but she did eventually hence there is still hope.
Min Hyuk calls Bongs Soon and bawls out of her disappearance without properly advising him.  She reasons that she has to wash up that is why she went home.  Min Hyuk leers at her prioritizing her hygiene more than taking care of him.  He orders him to come back asap without blow-drying her hair and hangs up.
Min Hyuk spots an obvious gangster boss in dapper suit entering the hospital.  He turns out to be the gangsters’ boss who visits his men to confirm the bewildering tale of them  single-handedly beaten by a woman.  His defeated crew feed him the basic Bong Soon information.  The boss orders to meet her and scout her to work for them or send her straight to hell if she won’t agree.
Bong Soon ruminates on how she cannot seem to control her power lately since the incident with the bus.  Her reverie is cut by Min Hyuk’s text message summoning her back to the hospital.  Meanwhile, the high schoolers whom Bong Soon recently taught a lesson squeals to bully boss about their altercation with her and was asked to bring her over for some lesson.  The high school boys block Bong Soon who is on the way to the hospital and escort her to meet bully boss.  The high school thugs cheer on their boss as he banters with Bong Soon, but just any other men who initiated a futile manly bragging, he ends up being raised like a kitten with a broken bone as his minions ride the spinning wheel at the park for Bong Soon’s trip to Hongkong adventure.  
Bong Soon’s superpower girl themesong airs as she stares at the lovely picture of the bullies.  She halts the roundabout and they disperse everywhere crutching to their bodies.  She lines them up and charges them to pick up at least a kilo of garbage in the neighborhood, and they frighteningly zoom away to follow her bidding.  I kinda am liking Bong Soon’s anthem like how I marvel on Son Goku when he transforms to a saiyan.
Bong Soon arrives at the hospital to pick up her prickly boss.  She fails to notice the thugs and their boss peering at her as she became Min Hyuk’s human crutches.  Gook Doo drops by a chocolate store and hands Hee Ji some chocolates for the upcoming White Day celebration.  She smiles confirming how he will be on duty that day hence he already gave it in advance.  She eats the chocolate with gusto and wonders when they will be having a sweet relationship like the chocolate she is eating.
Bong Soon and Min Hyuk arrives at a mansion where she meets her boss’ strangely disconnected family.  She ogles at the yummy food served in the family dinner so Min Hyuk texted her to put her back to earth.  Min Hyuk’s father boringly announces in the dinner his intention to step down of his position and decides to give the reign to Min Hyuk to her other sons’ protest.  
Min Hyuk agrees to his father decision and speaks about finding ways to integrate his current company to their family’s business.  Bong Soon analyzes her boss’ brothers per his order as Min Hyuk’s father motions to throw his chair to his stubborn sons who refuse to accept his decision.

Bong Soon drives the car to her neighborhood and utters how she really thinks Min Hyuk’s father fits the profile of his stalker, but he disregards her crazy thought.  Bong Soon bumps with her mom on the way home as the psycho hunts his new prey. 

Do Family munch on chimaek for dinner as omma urges Bong Soon to spill the progress of the Cinderella project.  She complains at her mom’s disillusionment as aboji confirms if Min Hyuk is really gay.  Bong Soon affirms it and gripes how he is giving a different look at Gook Doo.  Omma encourages her daughter to press on as she is not at par level with Gook Doo anyway.  bwahaha you’ve got to love omma’s weird life analyzations
Bong Ki receives a call from Hee Ji inviting him to dine out to which he agrees.  Bong soon grouses on the lunch invite and how Hee Ji is not that pretty but has just a smiling face.  Omma scolds her for not doing the same thing to her boss like it is a hard thing to do.  She complains why mom seems protective of Bong Ki for not allowing him to meet Hee Ji for lunch, but does not complain when she sleeps at her boss’ house.  Omma bellows an analogy of how her children are like imported/exported merchandise where she has to charged more on the export and accepts little to the import.  Aboji mumbles who the export and the import but omma shuts him up and grumbles they do not have beer anymore.  Bong Soon knows well that she should get up to buy some beer and goes out for it.
The psycho chases his victim in the pouring rain while Bong Soon walks back home.  The woman stumbles on the ground as the psycho lunges and strikes her mercilessly.  Her frightened scream tears the night and stops Bong Soon on her track.
This drama keeps getting better, right?  We have the impressive ratings to back up for it.  The dynamics of Bong Soon and Min Hyuk’s reversal of roles are clearly defined thanks to Park Couples committed portrayal.  And Ji Soo dear, you are giving me a good second lead syndrome battle as expected.  As a cushion for my weak heart, I am not giving it all yet in trusting the production team, but I have big faith to our awesome cast.  We managed to get the most out of a simple love story setting with a little bit tweaked characters.  That’s the thing about this drama it gives us a hybrid of fantasy and reality characters that’s keeping the vibrancy of the story evident.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 2 Recap

Do Bong Soon decides on taking a bodyguard job for the country’s most pompous CEO, Ahn Min Hyuk. She encounters a psychopath who has murdered a woman and abducted another victim in their neighborhood.  Following what transpired from Episode 1, we shifted from the buoyant pilot episode to some riveting undertones.  As long as this trio remain cool, wacky and charming… we would never go wrong.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode 2 – “A Criminal’s Mind”
Dook Goo’s team are engrossed on an episode of a classic crime drama they are watching as it is their  de-stressing pill prior to working on a big case.  Dook Goo lectures them that they should watch US crime and cop TV series like CSI and Criminal Minds instead of watching old police procedural shows. Team leader argues how psychopaths most likely watch those modern popular shows and that most cases do not have evidence so they have to rely on their gut feel and revert to analog crime solving procedure.  *dear Gook Doo please rest your case But Team Leader won’t rest his opinion and cites how the Bible is the most famous book because it is a “classic” hence the key to their current case lies in old school deductions.  
Min Hyuk and Bong Soon enters a restaurant for breakfast.  He discloses how he has been getting death threats and replies to her question that if he knew who were involved in those blackmailing nonsense they would have been detained already.  Min Hyuk chews on the food and proposes for them to work together in pinning down the culprit like they are playing a game.  She asks him why he did not report the incidents to the police and he retorts how he does not trust them.  She smiles coyly and expresses how she thinks police officers are cool having her unrequited crush for Gook Doo as the basis for it of course.  Min Hyuk urges her to eat, but when she seems adamant to munch some food, he tells her that he only eats one meal in a day so she grabs her spoon and gripes why he did not say it sooner.  
Back in the office, Min Hyuk receives another phone call from the culprit who sounded like W’s No-face villain.  seriously he does sound like him He cautions Min Hyuk of a looming danger he is setting up which alarmed Bong Soon who is listening nearby.  He utters how he has been getting the psycho harassment in the past two months and prods her to ensure she will fend him well.  
Since he is in a bad mood he rides on his hover board and announces that he will go out to play.  Bong Soon lets a few seconds pass by before moving to where her master is headed.  She asks if she ought to follow him around, which surprised Min Hyuk who sarcastically reiterates that it is her job to be always by his side to protect him.
Min Hyuk hands her the car key to test first if the car will explode.  hahaha  When she clears if he just insinuated for her to die sheltering him, he affirms her conclusion highlighting that she is his human shield.  He walks away from her and she enters the car and starts the engine without any problem.  
He goes inside the car once the coast is cleared.  She moves to the back of the car but her boss orders her to sit beside him as his car is not a taxicab.  He emphasizes how in case they will be attacked she has to be on alert to save him first that’s why he did not allow her to drive.  *dear Bong Soon you just don’t know how many girls would die to be at your place right now
Bong Soon’s mother meets with the neighborhood ajummas to discuss the high rise building project again.  They call the attention of Gook Doo’s mother to support the petition they are planning, but she refuses to make a stand as she is neither in favor nor disliking the said project.  
Min Hyuk grabs Bong Soon’s hand when they arrive in a park and prompts her to act natural in case someone is eyeing them.  His words agitate her more as she wonders why they have to hold hands. yes Min Hyuk why?  
They barge in a boutique to shop some clothes and other stuff, as she surmises on how the money she spent on playing games is now pampering her egoistic boss.  He calls her attention, struts his prince-like face for a hot shades, and she of course has to ride on his narcissistic streak and concurs how it looks great on him.  
Min Hyuk notices how he bought stuff only for him and mutters that he should get something for her too.  She declines politely but goes with the flow when he insists on his offer only to be given a vanilla ice cream cone when she is already preparing for a Pretty Woman shopping reenactment scene.  *giggles I just can’t wait when  Min Hyuk wakes up one day smitten by Bong Soon
They head to the field and Min Hyuk plays with a remote controlled drone which mesmerized Bong Soon like a child.  Min Hyuk feels a pair of eyes was on them and alerts Bong Soon who fusses when she locates the stalker.  He calms her down so they won’t get caught, but the stalker catches on and flees but Min Hyuk’s drone secured the plate number of the motorcycle.  
While driving her home, he asks if she is hungry to which she responds yes hoping they will grab food somewhere.  He cuts her fantasy by advising her to eat at home very well without going on a diet in order to become healthy while shielding him.  
Min Hyuk recognizes that she lives near the murder scene and unknowingly worries about her safety.  He inquires for a nearby bakery so she suggests a walnut pie store.  At Dobong Walnuts, mom and her cronies sigh on their unsuccessful petition camp.  The ajummas cheer her on her frustration toward Bong Soon by diverting to how she raised her soon to be doctor son.  Mom voices out how she hopes a rich guy would fall for her.  As everything is on impeccable timing in this drama, Bong Soon and her boss enter the cafe and she sends signals to her parents to pretend they are not related.  They order and walk back to the car with the people inside the store ogling at the curious case of Bong Soon bringing a man spectacle.
Bong Soon excitedly goes home knowing her friend Kyung Shim arrived from Busan.  They prettify themselves with a face mask session. Kyung Shim skims Min Hyuk’s online profile and connects it with Bong Soon’s stories.  She arrives at a conclusion that her friend’s boss is homosexual.  Bong Ki appears at the door to ask if Kyung Shim brought his favorite fishcakes and was happy on the confirmation that she did.  Kyung Shim talks about setting up Bong Soon with a baseball player but she declines the offer.  Kyung Shim tries to lift her spirit by assuring her that she is pretty but Bong Soon mumbles how her pretty face is not liked by Gook Doo anyway so it’s useless.  Kyung Shim is flustered on how she is still not over Gook Do.  Mom cuts their chit chat and commands Bong Soon to cook rice for dinner.  
It is a fish cake party for Do family and they are stirred to chomp on the food.  Mom takes the opportunity to spy and calculate the possibility of her dream marriage for her daughter and starts digging information on Bong Soon’s boss.  Bong Soon whines at her mom watching dramas a lot to even think of marrying her off to her boss and reveals that Min Hyuk is gay.  Mom is momentarily surprised but pushes to her proposition citing how anyone has imperfections and Min Hyuk’s sexual preference is just a weakness.
Gook Doo stops by the crime scene on his way home and missed the suspicious man lurking at a nearby rooftop.  That night, a woman was rescued from a psychopath who was beating her and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.  Gook Doo and his team receives an attempted murder report at Dobong neighborhood again and they sprint to the crime scene and the hospital to see the victim.  
Bong Soon and Kyung Shim lose on the game they were playing and wonders why the game room is silent and they learn that another victim was almost killed in the vicinity.  The girls walk back home to the busy street as Bong Soon spots Gook Doo across the street.  Min Kyung stops his work out to focus on the news of another might be casualty at Bong Soon’s locale.  Gook Doo balks on missing the offender and was castigated by his senior by going alone in the murder scene.  He explains that he did a quick stop since he lives in the same neighborhood.  He discloses how the culprit knows the area so well that’s why he can escape easily.  The witness who saves the woman is interrogated of what happened and remembers a detail of the villain having a big feet.
Bong Soon tells Kyung Shim that she hates seeing the weak people being hurt   and the latter advises her to give those bad people a lesson if she encounters them.  Just then, they pass by some high school boys ganging up on one high schooler.  Bong Soon assumes her super girl identity and straighten up the bullies who seem to not taking her seriously.  She kneels down to tie one of the bullies shoelace tightly and wrecks his shoes with her bare hand frightening the arrogant boys.  She tells the bullied boy to contact her if they will bother him again in the future and warns the lazy boys that if she catches them again she will break their feet, legs and who knows anywhere… making the boys cringe as they protect their private parts from her mischievous gaze.  aigoo hell hath no fury when this supergirl noona got scorned
Morning news breaks into another day, broadcasting alterations on the surveillance security launched at Dobong neighborhood because of the recent cases.  Min Hyuk is in his office early to work on his stalker and calls someone after getting the plate number of the motorbike yesterday.  Gook Doo’s unit assemble to look on the autopsy result of the recent victim.  They deduce how the unsub does not work well with knife with how the wounds appear careless so they arrive to a conclusion that they could be looking at different assaulters.  Gook Doo refutes the scenario by stating how it might be because the unsub was interrupted on the second victim hence the pattern projects to be different. 
Gook Doo takes his turn to stay with the victim.  He contemplates on the autopsy report and figures how the unsub probably tried to knock her down first before inflicting the same wound present on the murder victim.  Bong Soon who went to the same hospital check on Secretary Gong who was unhappy with her presence.  She asks for Min Hyuk’s schedule and was directed on where to get it.  She offers a proven tested cure for his broken tailbone which her grandmother claimed to work best in his situation but Secretary Gong’s directs her away to stop blabbing about feces wine that could help him.  
She heads out and sees Gook Doo on a look-out outside the victim’s door and goes on another protective imaginary love bubble moment with him.  She calls him and informs that she is also in the hospital and they go for a quick chat.  He asks Bong Soon to guard the door momentarily as he needs to pee and miss the unsub pretending to be the doctor induce some medicine to shock the patient.  
Bong Soon who was left in the scene let the unsub go with the patient thinking it was the doctor but the real doctor shows himself after a surgery.  Gook Doo chases the psycho but miss him eventually.  He proceeds to find clues through CCTV footage as the unsub imprisoned the victim in his lunatic world.  
Bong Soon blames herself for the work problem she caused Gook Doo, but he assures her that the victim will be okay because he will find her.  Bong Soon ruminates on ways she could be of help and remember her encounter with the psycho and tells Gook Doo that she will recognize his voice.  Still sullen about the incident he appeases Bong Soon’s worries to not blame herself.  
They go on separate ways as Gook Doo is scolded for losing the victim.  He requests for a witness protection for Bong Soon as time ticks to rescue the victim who is under the psychopath’s lair.  Gook Doo’s team is enraged on how the culprit mocks them by going back to his victim and they vow to catch him soon.  
Gook Doo insists on getting a guard for Bong Soon on the premise that she is a weak woman even when his teammate mentions how she beat seven guys by herself.  Bong Ki finds her noona in deep thought over what happened.  She whispers how her super strength does not come in handy when it has to save someone.
Bong Soon scans Min Hyuk’s schedule the next day and meets her boss in the office.  He checks on the assault cases in her neighborhood and she tells her that she was a witness when the woman was abducted in the hospital.  He turns on the TV and raves on how smart the culprit is that he won’t be caught by the police.  He wonders why the psycho killed the first victim and not the second one but Bong Soon counters that the profilers deduction is how they are looking for two unsubs.  
Min Hyuk disagrees and goes Sherlock on his analysis that the unsub did not mean to kill his first victim as reflected on the wounds he inflicted so chances are that he is not up to kill the second victim as well.  Bong Soon winces on how well her boss knows how a criminal mind works and he replies how he is fascinated to become a culprit when he was young.
Min Hyuk teases her again on the tailbone damage she caused Secretary Gong but she blames him for letting them fight.  Her mood swings as soon as she sees Gook Doo’s call and moves away from Min Hyuk to answer it.  Gook Doo informs her that she will be under witness protection to which she repels thinking about her job at Ainsoft, but Gook doo insists and sends one to her location.
Min Hyuk confirms that it was Gook Doo she was speaking with and she is baffled how he knew about him.  He reminds her where they all met and quips on how her mood changes whenever it involves Gook Doo.  She negates how she treats differently her friend and her boss, so Min Hyuk made her realize how she is treating her boss as her friend and her friend as her boss.  On point.  Min Hyuk queries if she likes him which shocks her again, but she still responds how she knew about it.  Min Hyuk speaks about how she is obvious with her one-sided love and how boys hate it when girls do that.  Bong Soon takes the opportunity to notify him of a bodyguard coming per Gook Doo’s advice.
The bodyguard came and Min Hyuk who knows that no danger can ever come on Bong Soon’s way tries to find his thoughts and recaps their scenario of him being guarded by Bong Soon who will be watched over by the detective.  Min Hyuk grabs the police officer for a private talk and tells him how she is much stronger than him hence she does not need his service, but the officer remain stoic and moves back to his post behind Bong Soon.
Allergic to the police, Min Hyuk does not hide his annoyance on their law enforced situation.  They go to a symposium where Min Hyuk is a guest speaker.  Bong Soon observes the surrounding for something suspicious.  The event ends and Min Hyuk goes to the wash room and brings Bong Soon’s bodyguard with him.  
Meanwhile Bong Soon is bothered by a man in  black clothes and mask who looks dubious so she hunts him but returns back to her waiting post when MIn Hyuk calls her name.  She explains what she was doing so Min Hyuk chuckles how stalkers will not be obvious and will appear wearing casual clothing.  He suddenly remembers the suspicious man inside the washroom.  He goes back inside to find the detective with a stabbed wound.
Min Hyuk worries about the incident and urges Bong Soon to just quit her job citing the variables that he was not able to grasp.  He feels uneasy on how his stalkers can bring deadly weapons that might fatally wound her.  Bong Soon refuses and vows to prioritize his safety more than anything else.  She asks if he has an idea on who would want him to be killed and he replies that it is a long list from his half-brothers and business competitors.  He narrates how he has three half-brothers and how since his father announces that he will leave the company to him, he has been the target enemy of the family.  
Min Hyuk cuts Bong Soon’s reverie and tells her to stay at his house for the night so they can protect each other.  Min Hyuk cushions his weird proposal and expounds right away to not have any weird thoughts as they will not thread on any romantic stage, but Bong Soon is quick to attack that she will decline the offer since she is well-informed of his preference.  
Min Hyuk’s draws a trump card of her job description complying to her client’s request.  Bong Soon shakes some sense to her boss’ reasoning so he just tells her he is scared and to just relent but Bong Soon refuses since she came from a conservative family.  Min Hyuk changes strategy and educates her how her one-sided love will be one-sided love forever so she needs to spice things up by using him in making Gook Doo jealous.  She finally agrees but made him double her extended hours pay rate.
Gook Doo meets his girlfriend for a quick bite after her cello practice.  He explains that they are under an investigation right now so he can’t stay long. He is notified that Bong Soon’s bodyguard is in the hospital so he calls her right away to know her whereabouts. Min Hyuk chuckles at his bipolar bodyguard who changes from her feisty self to a sweet damsel when she answered Gook Doo’s call. She tells him that she is at her boss’ house and gave him the address.
Min Hyuk and Bong Soon slurp hot ramyun for dinner.  Bong Soon sees the walnut pie box and admits to Min Hyuk that they own the store and that he met her parents yesterday.  He is a bit upset on how Bong Soon scored one in tricking him to go to their store.  
Min Hyuk murmurs how it felt strange eating ramyun with a girl late at night.  Bong Soon can’t connect his thoughts and he teases  her of not having any dating experience.  She halts her eating, poses like Cleopatra and mixes femme fatale to femme homtale amusing her boss with how she plays with her words.
The doorbell rings and Gook Doo walks inside to interrogate on the situation.  Min Hyuk acknowledges his presence and explains that Bong Soon will be staying in his house.  Gook Doo scolds Bong Soon of the preposterous idea of a grown man and woman sharing a night together and orders her to come with him.  Min Hyuk grabs Bong Soon and peers at Gook Doo’s eyes on how he needs her for the night.  Bong Soon tug-of-war ensues and I just stepped on her long hair coming all the way from kdramaland.  
Episode 2 Quick Thoughts
Wow!  This premiere week will hook up anyone who is in a kdrama slump to go back to life.  The fast paced quirky rom-com promises to hook us in an addictive run if the production team will not mess up the thriller plot incorporated.  dear park bo young, you’re the best.  
I think Gook Doo likes Bong Soon as well, but it was a case where he was not able to find the right timing to convert the friendship to romance while they were growing up together.  But his protective instinct towards her is very evident so I’m really excited to see the love triangle development soon.  
Hyung Sik shares the same bread and butter romcom element of bickering with the lead girl that I can’t wait to see him caught in a love bug because I sure will enjoy Bong Soon’s payback for all the stress he gave her.   What’s amusing about his character is how he diverts from the lead man prototype and yet he looks the same.  It’s hard to put it in words but his interaction with Bong Soon cracks me up a lot because for now we get to see him hilarious without the love connection, so when we hit the romantic rope, I wonder how more hilarious he can get because he loves rationalizing everything.
We have a bright drama ahead of us and I’m very much happy to count the days to get to Friday and Saturday each week.  It is safe to say that I recommend this drama a lot for your rainy and sunny days. -jediprincess
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode 1

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Ep 1 Recap

Welcome to Dobong gu, home of Do Bong Soon who lives in Dobong dong.  Here we will get to know a heroine with superhuman strength as she conquers her colorful life and her journey on finding love.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode Recaps

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Episode 1 – “Ridiculous Punks”
A young man in high school uniform cradles a bouquet of flowers in his arms as he sits on bus en route somewhere.  His reverie is cut off when the one of the bus tires suddenly burst and he nervously holds on for his dear life as the public vehicle swerves from left to right.  The bus driver tries hard to keep the bus on the road, but it moves toward a mother and her child walking on the sidewalk as the people inside the bus are thrown everywhere.
Just then the berserking bus miraculously stops in the brink of the collision.  The young man crawls back to his seat and spots a small framed woman emerging from the back of the bus and walking away from the scene.  
He stares intently at her to see her face, and just as the wind blows to show her face, the same high school boy who appears not young anymore wakes up from his dream to grumpily answer his ringing cellphone and introduces himself as Ahn Min Hyuk – the CEO of Ainsoft, a famous game developing company.
The robotic sounding caller warns him to halt “Albertine Chronicles” which is a famous game Ainsoft launched or he will face death.  Unfazed of the blunt death threat, Min Hyuk responds how the psycho should have at least called him when he is sober so he could at least feel fear, and not when he interrupted his sleep.  *chuckles I like your character already Hyung Sik  The psycho continues with his bluff but the whining Min Hyuk hangs up and curses at the sleep invasion that just happened.
A woman stuffs her mouth with ramyun to open her day.  She receives a text message of her failed job interview and gloomily works on filling out her resume for another job seeking adventure.  Her name is Do Bong Soon of Do Bong neighborhood in the district of Do Bong. *wink She answers the self-introduction essay and chirpily writes that she is a very special individual.  She narrates the secret about her  herculean strength which is a special power that is passed on to the female line of her family from her mother side.  However their special power cannot be used for personal greedy interest or they will suffer a misfortune.  Her mother suffered that ill fate after using her ability to bully people and coaxed money from them.  She used to be a prolific weightlifter but she woke up one day unable to carry the heavy barbel anymore.  In her loneliness, her father who is an average wrestler came to her mother’s rescue to appease her on her failed dream.  The rest is history and twins were given to them, with the first born baby girl greeting the doctor who delivered them from her mother’s womb with a strong punch announcing the power she inherited from her mother.
Bong Soon shares her sentiments on how she strives to hide her power even when she sees social injustice over the years to avoid being put on a spotlight.  Landing a permanent job has also been a struggle for her, but she is positive to fulfill her dream of developing a web game that will showcase her true to life character.
Bong Soon listens to the instructor in the game developing class she attends to about how creating games is no easy task as you have to make the game interesting to keep the interest of the users going.  He cites Ainsoft’s “Albertan Chronicles” and gossips about how the CEO of that company enjoys his life well to keep his mind fresh so he can conceive business strategies without any problem.
On cue, Min Hyuk the CEO cozily zooms in a park on a hoverboard  and notices a man furtively watching him.  Instead of running away from him, the adorable CEO chases him, but was not able to get him for questioning.  Frustrated of the recent annoying privacy invasion he is getting, Min Hyuk orders his secretary to find a bodyguard for him.
Bong Soon rides her bike on her way home not knowing that all those years of hiding her identity will be exposed that day when she witnessed a bus driver being bullied by thugs who blocked the road with a big truck and not letting the driver with kids on his bus to pass through.  The gang leader catches on Bong Soon’s attempt to report the incident to the police and takes her phone away.  Gang leader tries to scare her but she bickers back on how unfair it was to harm an old man.  He gets annoyed at her cheeky righteous citizen act and throws her phone to the ground.  Her phone gets broken but she maintains her sanity and bargains a last offer to replace her new phone, but the gangster responds with a slap on her face whining on her guts and her glare.  Min Hyuk’s car comes in the picture and calls the police about the incident. Bong Soon finally reaches her limit and disregards the jinx that might ensue if she uses her power.  She slaps his face back and we see her hand marking his face with some of his teeth falling off because of the immense pressure.  The other troublemakers come to help out the gang boss so she pushes them to a nearby sand truck.  
Min Hyuk is bewildered on what has been happening as Bong Soon deals with the rest of the thugs dislocating bones here and there and sending them up in the air but still trying to negotiate the compensation for her mobile phone.  The children cheers on Bong Soon for defeating the bad guys as Min Hyuk wonders if the police is still necessary on what he just saw.  Bong Soon’s anthem plays as she poses cooly after pulverizing the brawl hungry men while Min Hyuk marvels at the supergirl his eyes just laid on.
The children, villains and heroine meet at the police station where Bong Soon’s childhood friend In Gook Doo works as a detective.  He is an insufferable upright law officer who works by the book in upholding the law and justice system of the country.  Min Hyuk walks in the police station and finds Bong Soon debating whether she will enter the room or not.  She freshens up her breath and practices a small talk meant for Gook Doo.
 She enters the noisy room silencing the complaining injured men.  Gook Doo starts to question Bong Soon who seems to be in another dimension as her eyes shoots heart to the glowing man of her dreams.  He asks about her details but he answers all his questions before she can even utter a word.  awww I think Ji Soo will give a cute fight as a second lead 
Gook Doo summarizes the impossible premise told by the children and the gang members on how the seven burly thugs got beaten singlehandedly by her. He narrates all the injury incurred by the gangsters who are still agitated on what happened, but they cower meekly whenever Bong Soon turns her back to face them.  Gook Doo tells her that they need another testimony from a witness and worries about the consequence of what will happen to Bong Soon if the weird case is proven true, but she cannot come up clean in revealing what really transpired.
 Enter Min Hyuk who presents himself as the witness and the one who made the call to the police.  He chuckles on the fictional story of the children and discloses how the men fought with each other and how the children might just be disillusioned of superhero movies they have watched before.  The thugs make an appeal to Min Hyuk’s story but they turn to a cocoon every time Bong Soon faces them.  This police confrontation will crack you up.
Bong Soon’s name is cleared and she meets Min Hyuk with his secretary, Secretary Gong, outside the police station.  He coaxes her to utter some grateful words for her savior but she ignores him hinting how he was not man enough to help out in the situation they were in earlier if he was really there.
 She walks away leaving them perplexed.  Secretary Gong mutters her ungratefulness, but Min Hyuk mumbles how she acted so sexy.  lol  They head back to the company and we see his cheerful interaction with his employees warming up the office.
At Dobong Walnuts, Bong Soon’s mother bosses her husband while getting the store proceeds of the day.  Bong Soon arrives and mom picks on her and reminds her to marry a dumb person with lots of money if she cannot get a job.
Back at the police station, Gook Doo explains that he knows Bong Soon because they live in the same neighborhood.  One detective mentions that Min Hyuk is the CEO of Ainsoft and is also a son of a chaebol family.  Meanwhile in the hospital, the gangsters are still fussing about their fate and curses Bong Soon on their battered bodies.  
Bong Ki, Bong Soon’s twin brother who is a doctor in training at the hospital listens on the recent case of dislocated bones being discussed by the orthopaedic surgeon.  He points out how monstrously strong the culprit was for breaking the bones and then putting it back on the same place.  One doctor mutters how they should transfer the thugs to the psychiatric ward for claiming that a woman did that damage to them and Bong Ki goes back to memory lane when they were abducted by a bad ajussi and Bong Soon took charge in defeating the kidnapper through her powers.
Back at their home, Bong Ki tells his noona how she destroyed completely the patients while she peels the walnuts with her bare hand.  She replies to not worry about her powers jinxing her since she she used her powers with good intention.  Worried on the repercussions of the chaos from yesterday, Bong Soon wakes up and is relieved that nothing serious happens to her face and that her power is still in full swing.
Min Hyuk opens his day warming up with his punching bag and contemplates on his encounter with his stalker the day before.  He goes to his company in a sunny mood and scans the files of the prospective bodyguards to choose from, but no one fits his preference.  Just then he remembers the bizaare woman with extraordinary strength and orders Secretary Gong to get her.
Secretary Gong reports to Min Hyuk that Guk Du refused to provide Bong Soon’s details citing laws that they will violate on that request.  The very same uptight attitude earns Gook Doo a post transfer when his undercover mission involved an assemblyman who ordered a lesson to be served for him.  He got transferred to Violent Crime Team 3 who likes watching old school crime tv shows to aid them in their investigation procedures.
Min Hyuk pays a visit to a police official who is his father’s friend to get Bong Soon’s information.  The police official praises him for his hard word in setting up his own business but advises him on how he still needs help if he wants to achieve something in the future.
Bong Soon blurts out how she should just do manual labor work to make use of her power but her mother reminds her of a punishment that awaits her if she abuses it.  Her phone rings and she meets up with Secretary Gong for a job offer.
Bong Soon is almost tempted to bite the offer but knowing that she will be guarding the arrogant man from last time, she declines the offer and motions to leave.  Secretary Gong throws in a huge amount plus benefits so Bong Soon goes back to her seat. When she learns that the company the CEO owns is Ainsoft, it’s a done deal for her as it is also the dream company that she is intending to work for.
Back at Do Bong Walnut cafe, Bong Soon’s mother and her cronies discuss filing a petition to prevent a high rise project that will be done in the neighborhood.  They spot Gook Doo’s mother approaching in the cafe all pretty and pompous in her writer persona.  Bong Soon’s father chummily raves about him being her fan and mentions her recent work that he likes.  Gook Doo’s mother brings out Bong Soon’s recent trip to the police station surprising Bong Soon’s parents.  
Bong Soon is interrupted by her mother with the house chores and interrogates her on why she was at the police station.  Bong Joo assures her mother to not worry about the mojo and boasts on how she has gone through using her powers a lot but was never punished at all.  She adds how the genes she passed on might have been tweaked over the years that’s why her power is not carrying a curse anymore.  She happily declares securing a new job and proceeds to prepare food for Bong Ki who almost got hurt by his noona’s reckless neck lock on him.
Bong Soon’s family sits on the table for the bibimbap she prepared for dinner.  She takes on Gook Doo’s phone call and savors the one-sided love she is having as he goes on his reminder of her taking extra precautions since the bad guys are known to be famous gangsters.  He lets her know that he will drop by to bring a taser for her protection.  Before she can tell him the good news of her getting a job, he hangs up disappointing Bong Soon a bit who was more than happy knowing how Gook Doo worries about her.  Her happiness translates to a little rolling on her bed until she fell from it causing a quick earthquake in their house and I giggled on how the family takes it as a normal occurrence in the household.
The next morning Bong Soon meets Min Hyuk at Ainsoft for her job contract signing.  He learns how she previously submitted to work for the Game Planning and Development team and comments on her courage to work there when she lacks skills and experience.  She counters on how the company does not discriminate as per the projected image that is why she tried her luck in securing a job there.  She inquires how a healthy man like him needs a bodyguard and he responds how enemies line up to harm him and assures her that he is not an evil person.
Bong Soon raises questions about her benefits, retirement plan, cafeteria, yoga classes and mixes up stock options to stop motions.  Min Hyuk is bewildered on the demands of her soon to be bodyguard and remarks that he will think about the stock options and the rest of the benefits she wants depending on her abilities.  She mutters the weak offer she is having which ticks Min Hyuk’s anger.   He clears the table between them and taunts her to arm wrestle with him to check on her skills.  She obliges and counters that he should try to pin her down instead of her initiating it.  
He attempts with all his might but was unsuccessful.  She encourages him to use both his arms but gets the same result.  Bong Soon finally pins his arm down causing all his arm nerves to break down.  hahaha
Min Hyuk orders Secretary Gong to bring the contract and Bong Soon is surprised to be offered such a big amount of money.  
 Secretary Gong communicates with Min Hyuk on his impulsive mood so he orders them to do a chicken fight to prove that she is worth the job.  
The former refuses to fight with a woman but changes his mind when Min Hyuk throws his car as a prize if he will defeat his new bodyguard.  The fight commences but Bong Soon requests a quick stop asking for a helmet to protect Secretary Gong.  Min Hyuk orders jajangmyun and buys the helmet of the delivery man for the secretary to use.  
The chicken fight of the century continues with Secretary Gong murmuring his annoyance and boasting at the same time.  Min Hyuk signals to begin and he attacks her right away.  Nonchalant Bong Soon gives a quick, soft nudge and on a classical music background, Secretary Gong zooms back to the wall behind him breaking it hard and then falling on the ground.  Bong Soon checks if he is alive and he luckily wakes up from fainting.  Bong Soon and Min Hyuk stares at the broken wall as Secretary Gong heads to the hospital.
Min Hyuk checks if she is okay and tells her to proceed with what she was about to say.  Bong Soon makes an earnest appeal for a chance to work on the company’s game development and planning team if she does a good job protecting him.  Min Hyuk hesitates citing how he offered the job right now because of her skills, but agrees for the “chance” request if she will really do a good job.
Bong Soon goes home and feels weird walking on their neighborhood.  She googles on key points to help her out with her new bodyguard job and beams when she receives a text message from Gook Doo to meet him quick for the taser he promised to give.  He reminds her to put it in good use.  He orders her to go back inside as she tries to open a conversation with his love relationship but his attention shifts to the timely phone call of his girlfriend.  She chases him to tell him about her new job but he hurriedly walks away.  
Late at night Do Bong neighborhood’s quiet night is suddenly filled with police siren after a woman was discovered killed.  In the morning, the people flock to the murder scene as Gook Doo’s team convenes to work on the case.
Bong Soon takes her first day at work and is surprised when a digital death threat shows on a TV screen at Min Hyuk’s office.  They sit and he confesses how he is getting those life portents left and right each day.  He insist on not getting help from the police since he does not trust them and divulges his intention of them working together in catching the psycho just like they are in a game.  
He pitches an offer for her to move to Development and Planning if she successfully captures the culprit to which Bong Soon agrees.  Min Hyuk turns on the TV and the news on Dobong neighborhood murder case is on.  Just then he picks up his ringing phone and his stalker gives another scary warning to Min Hyuk.
EPISODE 1 Quick Thoughts
We have a solid love triangle, vivacious main cast, cute storyline, and exciting pacing.  Need we ask more?  Strong Woman Do Bong Soon will surely stride for an amazing spectacle seeing the great chemistry of the trio and how the storytelling is neat and funny so far.  I love the character sketches.  I love how our hero has figured out all the answers to his illustrious life and how he lives to his gaming company owner persona and treating every life setback as a challenge to overcome for him.  Oh and Bong Soon’s one sided love to Gook Doo is cute as hell.  I can’t wait to see the two guys fight for her heart already.  I love how the premiere week already laid the premise of Bong Soon’s power’s back story.  Park Hyung Sik is my happy pill these days and I am just a happy fan seeing him devote so much for his character.  Ji Soo is also doing a great job that if he continues like that we will get another taste of what Goblin and Reaper bromance left us.  I can’t wait for next week to happen and I hate that I have to count days because I have not been doing that at least since last year even with the influx of amazing kdramas.  At least there will be an alternative romcom cutesy to neutralize the heavy hitters airing these days in kdramaland.  -jediprincess

KDramaland Weekly Round Up (Feb 3rd Week)


Annyeong yorabeun!  It’s funny how I miss the fast paced let’s-watch-all-the-kdrama spree last year because I’m having a lull right now and I have to wait for the weekend to binge on my watchlist.


Hwarang ended this week and warts and all I love the bromance and the warrior school life of those boys.  I was intending to recap it to the end, but I’m still thinking if I will go back on it.  I caught a hyungsik love pill from that drama so I will be hands on “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” which will air tonight at JTBC.


Chief Kim, Voice and Tomorrow with You are what I am fully commited on these days.  I will be adding Defendant since my work rest days fall on Thursday and Friday and I sometimes find myself idle.  lol


Chief Kim just delivers a hilarious and refreshing workplace drama every week that I set aside Saimdang for the mean time.  Voice’ gritty and thrilling police procedural showcase is just leaving me attached to it every week.  Tomorrow with You is the only romance story I can get to these days and the sphere has been intriguing so I am on board with them.


I will be recapping Strong Woman Do Bong Soon with all my noona romance for Park Hyung Sik.  Happy Weekend everyone!