She was pretty ep 7 – 8 ~ review

Hello Dramajjangers

To be honest I was expecting more from the latest episodes of “She was pretty”. Maybe it is because, I had my hopes up, for the big revelation happening. But it seems like the writers decided to take their time. That’s ok with me as long as we’ll get our intense scenes in the future episodes.

Episode 7 was rewarding, when it comes to Sung Joon and Hye Jin’s shippers. Those two spend some time together. Sung Joon even opens up to Hye Jin, about his past and the letters he got from his best friend and cheered him up, when he was overseas. They are so happy when they are alone. Away from the workplace and Min Ha Ri.

In this episode, I want to point out the plus of this drama. The chaebol poor girl love, is a theme they are using, but they give a realistic perspective of humans feeling. The rich guy doesn’t fall in love with the girl, he would never lay eyes on, out of the blue. Here Sung Joon really can she Hye Jin’s pure self and the friend he used to love without realising it. That is why they stay at the restaurant, talking about random things, until it closes down. That what true love is (although they overrate “you who came from the stars”)

Hye Jin decides to reveal everything to Sung Joon at a perfect timing and then Shin Hyuk appears. Of course I was expecting that, if Hye Jin indeed made the confession, hat would be the biggest twist in the kdrama history.

Then the three of them go for drinks and a jealous Sung Joon appears. Later Shin Hyuk checks Sung Joon’s camera to see, what photos he took for the project and there are pictures of Hye Jin. Shin Hyuk realises that the chief, might have feelings for her.

I want to say something here, I was planning to refer to Min Ha Ri as “that bitch” for the rest of my review, but I’m gonna respect my dramajjangers and not use bad language. Well Min Ha Ri gets cray cray, when she finds out Hye Jin and Sung Joon are spending time together and when he comes back, she desperately makes a confession. Not the confession she should make, the one where she gets out of her delulu world and reveals her true identity. She says to Sung Joon that she wants to be more than friends and kisses him. Hye Jin is some metres away and this time, unlike in the previous episode, Shin Hyuk is in the right place, to protect her from witnessing that scene.

Shin Hyuk is right, something wayyyy dirty is going on, behind Hye Jin’s back. Sung Joon at first is startled from the confession, I guess he hesitates because he thinks of Hye Jin, but then he decides to protect poor Min Ha Ri -_-

The shameless girl even draws a heart at the new painting Sung Joon makes, above the one he had made once for the real Kim Hye Jin. Min Ha Ri makes me want to hit her face so badly, Ko Joon Hee is doing a great job. That “I’m so hurt, because I keep lying to my best friend and stealing her love” face is priceless.

And the shame free mode goes even further. When Kim Hye Jin finds out there is serious man, in Min Ha Ri’s life she gets all excited and supportive. Ha Ri still doesn’t say a thing, only that she will reveal everything in two months. I hope the writers doesn’t make that girl, have  some terminal illness or something. I don’t approve of her actions and I hope they wont make the viewers feel bad about it. Because nevertheless, what she does is wrong, period.

Shin Hyuk doing the second lead’s love right, appears in Sung Joon’s place, trying to give him a hint of what is going on. But he is right it’s not his place to reveal everything, someone else has to do it. Someone who has been postponing it for a great amount of time.

He goes to find that someone, advising her to stop the game she is playing. He is right if Min Ha Ri was a good friend, she should reveal everything to Sung Joon and for the shake of KIm Hye Jin, who could be hurt greatly from the truth, she should make a deal with her new lover to protect her friend.

Sung Joon feels guilty for having feelings for the employee Hye Jin, while he is in a relationship, with the one he thinks is, his childhood love Hye Jin. He becomes cold once again, reminding me of girl while having her period, when a dress gets ruined on set he flips out. The one that was in charge of taking care of the clothes was Hye Jin and Sung Joon attacks her. He tells her to get lost and fires her. In reality he doesn’t care about the dress, everything he says to Hye Jin is his feelings. He doesn’t want to be shaken by her anymore, he decides to erase her from his life, so he can be peaceful with the one he thinks he owes to be with.

Hye Jin calls Min Ha Ri when she gets fired. Girl if only you knew. Like on of my dramajjang friends in a previous comment in “She was pretty” said, “why do you need enemies, when you have friends like that”. I was to tough with Min Ha Ri in this review, the poor girl has a moral crisis, when Hye Jin tells her that she thought she could talk to Sung Joon and get back to where they were. Se feels so guilty she doesn’t even pick up the phone when Sung Joon calls her, although a while back she stopped a call from him in a rush, when her best friend appeared on the room,. Here I give the oscar to the most coward  and selfish friend to Min Ha Ri, who even at the last point, she doesn’t say anything to Hye Jin.

Back at work everyone tells Sung Joon, he should apologize to Kim Hye Jin and bring her back, since they are going to use on of her ideas for the next issue of “The Most”. Shin Hyuk asks him straight, why he has to be especially mean with Hye Hin and if he has feelings for her. Sun Joon doesn’t answer and Shin Hyuk declares his love for her. Well that’s the man you need in your life. Although I can excuse Sung Joon, because of Min Ha Ri’s game he has been too confused.

Hye Jin tries to find a new job, because her family has economic problems too. Her coworker from the department she was working at first, says he has suggested her to a friend.  Sung Joon continues his bipolar syndrome when it comes to Hye Jin and goes to find her. He is all sweet talk now and apologizes, asking her to come back. Hye Jin having in her mind she is going to get a new job, declines. Well she is tired of playing Sung Joon “Up and Down” game, it’s better is she doesn’t work with him anymore.

After that when some problems come with getting the new job, she is having second thoughts about declining the offer. She considers calling Sung Joon, but her pride doesn’t let her. Until she gets a message for him, telling her in a cute way she should come back.

In the last scene a brand new Hye Jin appears and that’s all we get. I don’t want to jump to conclusions and I don’t know how I should feel about Hye Jin changing. She was fine as she was. On the other hand it’s not bad for Hye Jin to want to take care of herself.

I’m really curious to see, how the writers are going to explain this, what about you guys?

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  1. Charlene
    October 11, 2015 at 1:53 am — Reply

    Very good review. I think HR saying she will tell everything in 2 months, is because HJ told her that the magazine will likely be closing in That frame of time and SJ will be leaving by then. One HR stole the puzzle piece I lost all sympathy for her.

    • October 11, 2015 at 12:16 pm — Reply

      You are right, that makes sense. The puzzle move was the the cherry on top. Maybe it is because, I consider friendship very precious that I’m outrageous with her actions.

  2. October 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm — Reply

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  3. October 12, 2015 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    Good review. I saw on another site that reviewed sung joon of knowing her identity already. Hmmm that wasn’t a correct recap so I am glad your recap is accurate.

    Yes I don’t like HR no matter how dysfunctional her life was. Ruining HJ’s only chance at love was a very very bad thing to do. But who knows the writer might prepare something to surprise us with HR’s character progressing from now…..

    • October 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm — Reply

      Lol is that reviwer watching another drama? I’m really curious about the next episodes.

  4. October 13, 2015 at 8:54 am — Reply

    Nice review! Agree on all levels with what you said.. 🙂
    Ha Ri is confused and lonely but that does not justify her actions. I mean she has the perfect friendship eith Hye Jin and Hye Jin is one of the most important people in her life so how can she do that to her?
    When she took the puzzle piece she didn’t realise how very important to those two were and it’s jusy makes me even more sad for her actions.
    As for our main couple you were so right in saying about “that’s what true love is” when they spend some time together. Even though I feel like it’s not love yet because they are so caught up in their past and have yet to learn each other in the present.
    And to end my long comment.. Shin Hyuk!! He is definitely the man she needs in her life! Soemone has to say it!! He likes for who she is, he is protective, funny and mature doing the right thing. I mean what more can anyone possible want? I know they won’t end up together but still a girl can dream! 🙂

    • October 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm — Reply

      Greek minds think alike, I love Shi Hyuk but I ship Hye Jin and Sung Joon until the end. Nice comment about, how they have to love each other in the present.

      • October 15, 2015 at 7:26 pm — Reply

        I do ship Hye Jin and Sung Joon, I really like them together for sure but well you can understand I think why I really like Shin Hyuk also!! Haha! 🙂

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