Recapped!: My Mister (Episodes 15-16)

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Well! The time has finally come and gone. The end of our hero Dong-Hoon’s story. These spoilers are coming fast and furious so get ready:

  • Resident snakes and all-round villains, C..E.O. Do Joon-Young  and his lackey, Director Yoon are fired from the company for their scandalous ways.
  • They are ultimately taken down by Lee Ji-Ahn’s biggest enemy who actually seems to like her alot–Lee Gwang-Ll. SURPRISED!? Kinda. The show had been hinting at his turning into a ‘good guy’ a couple of episodes in a row now. So him doing the great thing he did was only a matter of time.
  • With his senior’s blessing, Dong-Hoon is able to keep Lee Ji-Ahn from going to prison herself! Director Park decides not to press charges against her and her ‘brother’ Song Ki-Beom.
  • Lee Ji-Ahn’s grandmother (Bong-Ae) passes away, and EVERYONE IS AT THE FUNERAL, AND ITS THE SWEETEST, SADDEST MOMENT OF THE SERIES
  • Dong-Hoon takes his wife Lee Ji-Ah’s advice and quits the company to start his own business. All his company pals that look up to him, leave as well and work for him. It’s an inspiring moment in the show, but I couldn’t help but feel like things worked out almost too well
  • And also, they work on their relationship too.
  • Choi Yoo-Ra and youngest brother, Park Gi-Hoon end up breaking up. Not too stunned by that one! They probably have the least healthiest relationship in the show.
  • Monk Gyeomduk finally visits his ex, Jung-Hee. It’s this moment where they’re finally able to move on from their past.
  • Lee Ji-Ahn respectfully moves out of town to a new job, then moves back, and greets Dong-Hoon as an old friend…even though it’s been probably a few months to a year. It’s rushed, it’s cute, it’s a wrap.

 

Honestly a very neat bow tied around an otherwise turbulent, hectic, crawl of a drama series. I didn’t feel like any loose ends were left on cutting room floor. But I can’t shake the feeling that things were wrapped up a little too neatly, considering.

Series Overall: 8 out of 10

Recapped!: My Mister (Episode 14)

YOOOOOO…hold on! Hold On!

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Okay, okay! YOOOOOOOO! Listen….

Alright so I love the structure of this episode tremendously. I’m sure the show as a whole has followed this sort of format, and I only now have caught on but—today we got the sort of emotional victory for secondary characters like Jung-Hee and Director Yoon (with his PUNK Ah). Without further ado guys–

1. We kick things off with a lot of calls and text messages this episode. But after the digital traffic slows down. The owner of the company Dong-Hoon works for, commands his underlings to decide on a new director by the end of the day! Long story short,

Dong-Hoon wins the vote and becomes the newest director!

2. The celebration at Jung hee’s gets awkward (as they do) and she’s finally able to emotional and symbolically toast away her past twenty-something years of resentment and utterly devastating anguish. In short, Jung-Hee finally moves on!

3. Dong-Hoon’s superior who was fired early on in the show, finds and captures (police do) the young man (Ki-Beom) working in cohoots with Lee Ji-Ahn. With Ki-Beom being captured and questioned, it’s only a matter of time before Ji-Ahn is arrested as well. What’s most interesting about all this is WHO wants WHAT to happen. Acting CEO of the company, Do Joon-Young, seems to have resigned to his destiny of being ousted, fired, and possibly even worse, but He refuses to go down alone. Which leads to biggest, messiest reveal yet…

4. Dong-Hoon learns of his phone having been wiretapped by Lee Ji-Ahn and the World is coming to an end. Give Thanos the go-ahead to snap his fingers! So now that he knows. What Lee Ji-Ahn knows. What Do Joon-Young knows. What Lee Ji-Ah knows. We can all perish in utter anguish…alone…but knowing that it’s also happening to the people all around you as well. I mean the show is SO GOOD at revving up the stakes in this steady, thumping…like a headache slowly, but viciously transforming into the kind of migraines ya’ gave your parents when you were young. Yes, you!

5. Dong-Hoon’s thrashing of CEO Do Joon-Young HAS to come up at some point right? Is their culture so accepting of people getting punched in the face (LOL) Like, I wonder if Do Joon-Young like complained about it to someone and was told to man-up or block next time. LOL. Alright, I’ll leave him alone. But seriously, the deconstruction of Do Joon-Young is a magnificent, glorious scene of a train-wreck. Actor Kim Young-Min is good in nearly every scene he’s in and I really wanna see where they take his character!

Who knows what the last two episodes will bring to the light, but one thing’s for sure: I AM NOT PREPARED FOR WHAT THE TEASER TRAILER SHOWED US. I AM NOT.

Because if what I think I saw happened. HAPPENED. I’m gonna be a bawling mess by series end. Like for real though. But what about you? Give me your thoughts on the show so far at thenexcrewteam@gmail.com!

 

Recapped!: My Mister (Epi.13)

WOW! The emotional feels and connections we got in this episode of My Mister! As we dive headlong into a season ending explosion of which no one will emerge unscathed from; here is the obligatory–

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Thing we got from this episode:

  1. I’d like to take this moment in time to focus on an aspect of the plot I’ve sort of left on the cutting room floor: That being Ji-An’s brother? Or Her friend? I think he’s actually a close friend that she considers a brother? Not sure. For the sake of this spoiler: Ji-An’s brother’s cover has been BLOWN AF! And now he’s on the run, with Ji-An sure to be next! Which leads me to the next reveal here,
  2. Ji-An is screwed SIX WAYS TO SUNDAY! She had been the literal embodiment of “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” for quite sometime, and was even (eerily) comfortable in that chaos. Now though, it feels like she’s really at the point where she can either spill the beans and come clean on her part in this whole scandal, or risk being ousted another unceremonious way. With only a matter of time before Ji-An’s scheme is blown open by detectives; Should she expose the company’s CEO and take him down with her? Or should she continue to play things by ear?
  3. Dong-Hoon and his wife are in a weird place. Like relationship wise. It’s like their bond died and went to this weird, awkward, but somehow dignified, phony place where they still make sure to sip their tea while perpetually side-eyeing one another. It’s rough. Are they gonna divorce? Also—
  4. Dong-Hoon’s brothers now know about him being cheated on and their reactions are pretty much what you’d expect. The oldest weeps and blames it on his failing business. The youngest swears a lot and literally wants to fight..someone! Anyone! He even yells he wants to fight his brother to keep from beating up his sister-in-law! Dude’s temper is something else!
  5. Yoooooo….Jeong-Hee (owner of the bar that Park Dong-Hoon and his buddies practically live at) confronts her ex (The monk that is Dong-Hoon’s best friend) and WEEPS OUT ALL HER FRUSTRATIONS WITH HIM! For me it was easily the most emotional part of the episode and I REALLY wanna see them back together somehow! Jeong-Hee is a wreck without him. Although, realistically I’d like to see her (with emotional support from friends) pick herself back up and slowly begin to move on past the failed relationship. It’s just not healthy, Jeong-Hee!
  6. Executive Director Wang is trash. And yes this episode was full of moments where Ji-An and others were putting him in his place (indirectly and directly). I feel like after awhile, living like such an insufferable piece of trash will undoubtedly catch up with you. And I cannot wait to see this guy get the ultimate comeuppance if and when Dong-Hoon wins the Director position!

Alright, next recapped! of My Mister should be out this Friday, so stay tuned! Lemme know your thoughts about the show by sending them to thenexcrewteam@gmail.com

Recapped!: My Mister (Episodes 10-12)

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Alright so after another handful of episodes, My Mister continues to stand the test of time! The story of Dong-Hoon and  Ji-Ahn continues to delve further and further into a singular one, albeit with shared friends and foes alike. Here’s a breakdown of really the biggest revelation we need to know:

  1.  At this point in the story: PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY EXCEPT DONG-HOON’s BROTHERS AND MOM!
  2. Dong-Hong’s fight with Ki-Yong ended in a draw (more or less) but it made Ki-Yong think twice about confronting Dong-Hong directly.
  3. Dong-Hong and his wife FINALLY sit down and try to talk things out. It doesn’t seem to go horribly well though, as they still seem bent on divorce.
  4. Ji-Ahn, on Dong-Hong’s insistence, has begone to integrate with her co-workers and Dong-Hong’s family as well at Jung-hee’s bar. It’s really a joy to see her really get to be a human and not a cold, calculating swindler.
  5. The race for new director really took a strong turn after Dong-Hoon PUNCHED THE CEO IN THE FACE!

We won’t get episodes 13 and 14 for a whole nother’ week which hurt me a lot more than I’m willing to admit! It does give me a chance to seek out other shows and movies to digest though!

 

RECAPPED!: My Mister (Episode 9)

BOOOOYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

Okay so…before I say anything LEMME HIT YALL WITH THE-

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Alright fam, episode 9 of My Mister dropped and things SHIFTED. HEAVILY.

Alright so, here’s the rundown in terms of the revelations of characters in this episode:

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  1. Dong-Hoon is in the running for being the next director at his company, and it feels like everyone else around him is more excited than he is! But I don’t blame son at all! All the crazy, scandalous mess that’s leaked out of that cesspool of a job he has would discourage me from being all that excited too. Now the biggest reveal here, is that Dong-Hoon’s wife seemed to be hurt by the fact that he did not tell her about it. Does this mean she actually cares about him? Things between her and the CEO of the company really broke down, so does this mean she’s into the idea of working things out? With her trifling ass. (I’m sorry, but no.)
  2. Then this heifer had the nerve to try and buy off Ji-An, talm bout, “It’s unpleasant for someone who knows all my dirt to be around”. Like GIRL! You are the personification of trifling. THE BEST PART OF THE SHOW THOUGH? Ji-An lies to Ji-Ah and tells her that Dong-Boon already KNOWS ABOUT HER TRIFLING WAYS, BIH! (LOL)
  3. Alright so there was sort of a weird, fakout…when the sniveling director and company suck-up (Director Yoon) rolled plans forward toward investigating the relationship between Dong-Hoon and his reasoning for hiring someone like Ji-An. To our shock, the CEO scolded his punk ass and told him to leave them both alone. If Yoon used his brain he would’ve known that doing something that risky could easily be traced back to him and the CEO. And if the CEO falls, you FALL FALL.
  4. Ji-An’s disgusting, perpetually scowling loan-shark, Ki-Yong called Dong-Hoon and told him to “watch his back” around Ji-Ahn because she probably stole money from him to pay for her debt. Dong-Hoon was confused until he got the truth Ji-An’s fellow temp co-worker.
  5. Part of that truth is THAT temp worker was there to serve as Ji-An’s surrogate father when her mother racked up a ton of debt and skipped town! WHAAAATTT?
  6. Also, He finally tells Dong-Boon about how the Ki-Yong’s father beat and unfairly raised Ji-An and her grandmother’s debt until he died.
  7. Dong-Boon gets like…righteously angry because of this and tracks Ki-Yong down to pay off Ji-An’s debt. He confronts him about the violence and threats. They basically threaten each other…AND THEN THEY START FIGHTING, BRUH!!!!!
  8. We get a super emotional scene of Ji-An listening through her little Kellog’s cereal spy toy radio device, crying her cute, little eyes out. And the episode ends with the two men scraping! AND WE DON’T KNOW WHO GOT THE UPPER HAND!

What an action packed episode this was man! And the preview made me want to stick it out for another hour or so, but it’s late and I needed to get this episode recap up for now. I’ll have another up, early next week, before Wednesday for sure. As for the quality of the show after nine episodes? The writing is still great, I’m still invested in these characters, and I have what feels like a dozen or so questions I need answered. So I say let’s keep this going!

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