Still Loving You – E77

Another episode of calm bought by Eunsoo giving up her weekend to serve her in-laws.

SHINE BRIGHTLY EUNSOO EPISODE 77 RECAP

Without asking what the dispute is about, Mr. Yoon declares that Eunsoo has to always be respectful to Bitna since Bitna is above Eunsoo in the family hierarchy. Because, clearly, right and wrong does not matter. What matters is this socially constructed hierarchy.

Mr. Yoon leaves after Eunsoo apologizes to Bitna.

Bitna smirks and skips up to the room where she whines to Soohyun for being so busy all the time. He sighs that he’s trying his best. Bitna asks sarcastically what it would have been like had he not tried. Well, you forced him to marry you even though he was already engaged…

Soohyun leaves and Bitna goes to work only to call Grandma Choi and complain.

The next scene, sad music turns on in the background. Eunsoo calls her mom and lies that she thinks she married well and she’s so happy. Yeonmi tears up saying that she’s happy as long as Eunsoo is happy.

On the side, Hyunshik brings sandwiches to Soomin’s office. Except, she’s not there. So, Hyunshik offers to share with the nurse. Over sandwiches, Hyunshik wonders at how he and Soomin have opposite tastes as she gave him her meat the other day. The nurse looks up weirdly. He notes that Soomin loves that part of the chicken…

Meanwhile, Soonjung goes to work and gets flagged down by Yeonmi. The dry cleaning is done! Even though Yeonmi is doing it for free, Soonjung sighs that a coffee stain has not been taken out. Yeonmi agrees to do it again. Soonjung smiles and agrees to be nice to Eunsoo.

Later that evening, Bitna prepares soup for dinner as only Sunyoung, Eunsoo and Bitna are eating dinner at home. Bitna tries the soul and sighs that it’s so bland. She ends up using ramen soup…Eunsoo stops by when Bitna does and catches her in the act. However, she smiles and does not tell Sunyoung.

At the same time, Sooho and Mr. Yoon close up. Half of the proceeds were from Sooho’s Well-Being Soup. Sooho preens saying that he thinks creating the soup was the second best thing that he did in his life after marrying Eunsoo. Mr. Yoon smiles and tells Sooho to keep it up now that he’s starting his own family.

The next morning, Sunyoung walks into the living room where Mr. Yoon is reading. She asks if he wants water and he gets up himself. She’s so shocked that he would get his own water.

Mr. Yoon smiles that it’s all because of Eunsoo. She asked him to stop ordering Sunyoung around. Sunyoung sniffs that she’s being saying the same thing for over thirty years but he never changed. Now, he’s changing just because their daughter-in-law said one thing.

The scene changes to show Soohyun and Bitna in their room. Soohyun agrees to go to the spa with her that day as she’s been whining. He’s even going to tell their parents that they will spend the night.

Then it’s time for breakfast. The family eats without Soonjung who is sleeping in. Sunyoung muses that it’s because spring is finally here. Soonjung probably wants to wear a dress and go on a date. Soomin laughs and asks if that’s not what Sunyoung wants.

Cue Sunyoung sighing that it’s been forever since she’s been on a date. Eunsoo pipes up and tells Sunyoung to rest with Mr. Yoon since she can help out at the restaurant with Sooho.

Mr. Yoon begins to say that Eunsoo should be tired as well from working. But, Sunyoung does not give it a second thought. Since Sunyoung accepts, Mr. Yoon does not bother rejecting.

Meanwhile, Bitna elbows Soohyun as he needs to his parents that they won’t be coming home that night. Soohyun just awkwardly elbows her back feeling embarrassed that his brother’s wife is more “dutiful”.

Sooho notices all the elbowing and asks if the couple is worried that Eunsoo will be overwhelmed with the extra work and thinking about helping.

Bitna decides to get ahead of t and calls out to the parents. But, Bitna is unable to say that they are going to the spa as Soohyun interrupts and announces that they have spa tickets so the parents should go to the spa.

Sunyoung quickly agrees. Mr. Yoon wonders how they can leave all the work to Eunsoo. Right on cue, Soohyun announces that he and Bitna can help out as well.

Mr. Yoon announces that he’s so happy he raised his kids since he can rest like this with their help.

Bitna complains the whole time she’s helping while Eunsoo gives it her all with a smile. Eunsoo keeps asking the customers how they like the Well Being Bean Paste Soup and looks lovingly at Sooho when each customer reacts positively.

Later that night, the two men wait for Yeonmi who walks briskly…to meet with the Team Leader. They go in to the concert together.

At the same time, Jaewoo sits on the side next to the stage of a karaoke restaurant. All of the other singers go first as Jaewoo only checks his watch…It’s already over 9:30p.m. and he’s up.

Jaewoo begins singing. It’s a ballad about how the lover seems so sad. Jaewoo’s voice rings out singing his heart out that he knows…she does not need to be sorry as it’s not her fault. He wants her to go.

Unknown to Jaewoo, Yeonmi arrived to listen and watch from the entrance. She leaves when he finishes and he does not see her.

Meanwhile, the second generation cleans up while Bitna rests. Eunsoo even offers to let Soohyun and Bitna leave first. Bitna agrees but Soohyun rejects their offer and stays to help.

Yeonmi arrives at home to fall against the gate. She stares up at the sky trying not to cry.

The next day, Eunho wakes up with his muscle issues. He cannot move his neck without his shoulder and neck hurting. Grandma Kim takes him to Jaewoo who treats Eunho sincerely. Then, he tells Grandma Kim that he’s leaving his practice to take up a job in the countryside. He also promises to give her a referral.

Grandma Kim is saddened to hear that the doctor she liked a lot is leaving. She goes to Yeonmi to tell her about Eunho and the doctor. When Yeonmi hears that the doctor is leaving, she drops her cup.

MY TWO CENTS

Somehow the focus shifted and it’s like the drama decided to focus more on Yeonmi/Jaewoo. I support it since the Eunsoo plot went haywire with the character turning a 180 against what she stood for in the beginning. Now, it’s as if Eunsoo’s dream had to get married and be a housewife…The job as a teacher and joining Yoon Ga Foods were just hobbies until she got married.

I hope that once the Yeonmi/Jaewoo line is tied up, they rehabilitate Eunsoo’s character. Currently, she’s not a good role model for young girls at all. I really hope I don’t regret watching and following this drama.

As for the Yeonmi/Jaewoo loveline, I don’t know how they will get to happiness within 25 episodes that they have to share with the Eunsoo plot line. Somewhere along the line, Jaewoo has to find out about the connection between Eunsoo and Bitna. There may be some noble idiocy thrown in. Then after Jaewoo and Yeonmi get over it, we need to see how Grandma Choi and Bitna react. Considering their track records, they won’t be reasonable and it would take a couple of episodes or some magical drama plot device to keep them from ruining Jaewoo’s happiness.

So, Shine Brightly Eunsoo, get to it! You are on the clock!

And mini-Eunsoo:

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Still Loving You – E76

Eunsoo continues to try her best to be the best daughter-in-law fully catering to the Yoon family needs.

Shine Brightly Eunsoo Episode 76 RECAP

Eunsoo wakes up to see Sooho happily staring down at her. She stretches and asks what time is it. Sooho answers that it’s 6:30AM.

Eunsoo panics as she has not prepared breakfast. Sooho laughs and tells her not to worry as he’s already prepared the rice and soup.

He explains that she looked too tired; he turned off her alarm so she could rest. Eunsoo smiles back that he shouldn’t do that in the future since it’s her job…She’s been brain washed!

Sooho laughs back that his job is to make Eunsoo happy.

They go down where Mrs. Yoon finally woke up as well. She asks where Eunsoo went after preparing breakfast. Sooho is about to lie that Eunsoo came up to check on him for his stomach and Eunsoo interrupts that she overslept so Sooho did everything.

Mrs. Yoon smiles that she appreciates Eunsoo for telling the truth. She had thought it was weird that the rice was a bit dry and the soup wasn’t like Eunsoo’s other soups.

Eunsoo ends up running to work with clothes to drop off at her mom’s dry cleaners from Soonjung. Jiyoon snaps as soon as Eunsoo walks in that Eunsoo is the latest out of all of them even though she’s the youngest. She also wonders about the clothes prompting Eunsoo to apologize and go drop them off in the storage room.

After Eunsoo leaves, Hyuna and Team Leader Lee ask why Jiyoon is being so mean to Eunsoo all of a sudden when she knows Eunsoo is part of the boss’s family. Jiyoon announces that they should not have to be nice just because Eunsoo is part of the Yoon family and she’s going to just act the way she used to.

Hahaha! Hyuna and Team Leader Lee sigh that Jiyoon is too young to truly understands the complexity of corporate life.

Bitna drops by Soohyun’s office to ask that they go to the spa that weekend. Soohyun agrees without paying attention until Bitna asks if they can sleepover the night. He sighs that his parents won’t like them sleeping out of the house so soon after the Jejudo trip.

Bitna sniffs that the trip was all messed up anyways with Soohyun working all the time and their hotel reservations being wrong. Soohyun tries to defend himself by saying that it was because he planned it suddenly after Grandma Choi ordered him to.

Bitna stiffens when she hears that Soohyun only went to Jejudo with her because Grandma Choi told him to. She’s about to yell at Soohyun and he tells her that they can discuss the rest at home.

On the side, Grandma Choi visits Jaewoo in his office. She tells him that she heard about the offer to head the hospital and asks why he never told her or why he’s even taking so long to think about it. She notes that a reputation and position are everything for men and Jaewoo has nothing to worry about in Seoul. He awkwardly thanks her and agrees to think it over.

At the restaurant, a group of customers come in and ask about the “Well Being Soy Bean Paste Soup”. Sooho smiles that they added lentil beans to decrease the sodium while keeping the taste alive. When the men worry that the soup won’t taste as good, Sooho tells them that if they don’t like the soup, they don’t have to pay. They order one for each of them.

Mr. Yoon sticks his head out of the kitchen and notes that none of the people refused to pay so far. Sooho smiles that he feels really proud.

Later, Grandma Kim stops by the dry cleaners with lunch. The realtor friend is there and Yeonmi gets called away for a pickup.

The friend takes this opportunity to tell Grandma Kim that Yeonmi had a few suitors but she turned them all down because of her family.

Meanwhile, Eunsoo goes home where Bitna is cutting potatoes. For some reason, she can’t even cut potatoes in a small size. Instead of telling her to cut her pieces twice more, Mrs. Yoon tells Eunsoo to take over.

However, Mr. Yoon comes in at that moment and asks why Eunsoo is helping out when she takes care of breakfast. Mrs. Yoon begins to explain about Bitna’s inability to cut the potato pieces again before stopping and deflecting to ask if Mr. Yoon wants water. He takes a cup and tells Eunsoo to come out as well.

Eunsoo offers to give Mr. Yoon a shoulder massage. And, then as she massages, Eunsoo asks Mr. Yoon to stop ordering Mrs. Yoon to get him water. She offers to do it with Bitna for Sunyoung.

Mr. Yoon asks if that is so bad. Er?! He explains that he’s been doing it for 30 years so he did not realize. No wonder your sons think it’s normal for their wives to cook and clean but they don’t!

Eunsoo smiles that she does not mean to insult him but just felt that Mrs. Yoon is now old enough to pass on that burden to her daughter-in-laws. Mr. Yoon tells Eunsoo that he will and thanks her for speaking up. Since, we still need to convince the viewers that the Yoon’s aren’t that bad, Mr. Yoon even adds that the reason that he wanted to live with his daughter-in-laws is so that fresh eyes could see and comment on their negative practices. Oh man, Mr. Yoon, if you really want an objective third party to explain how backwards your family is, DRAMAFEED is here!

Since Eunsoo has been toiling away, Sooho decides that it’s finally time to go see his mother-in-law…Or he was forced to since Soonjung told Eunsoo to drop off the dry cleaning but Eunsoo went home first to make sure Sunyoung isn’t blaming Eunsoo for Bitna’s inability to cook. He asks her out to dinner, which Yeonmi happily accepts.

Afterwards, he comes back to give Eunsoo a shoulder massage as well. Bitna walks up to see the sweetness. She goes into her room and sighs that she wishes she could combine Sooho and Soohyun. What, so breaking another family was not enough?

That night, Jaewoo texts Yeonmi that he wants to meet her in the morning as he has one final thing to say.

Grandma Kim asks if she should go down to the countryside after Eunho gets a job. Yeonmi asks why Grandma Kim would leave her house and go somewhere else. Grandma Kim tells Yeonmi that she should find someone nice…Yeonmi interrupts to say that she never wants to hear about it again and walks out.

In the morning, Jaewoo visits the dry cleaners and tells her about the position he was offered. He explains that if they were dating, he would have refused but he thinks this might be a good opportunity for both of them to take time off.

Yeonmi tells Jaewoo to take the position. Jaewoo asks Yeonmi to see him one more time on Saturday evening – the same time that Yeonmi should be meeting the Team Leader friend.

Meanwhile at the Yoon house, Bitna gets jealous that Mr. Yoon is happy with Eunsoo making him green juice every morning. So, she goes into the kitchen and adds salt to both the side dishes and the soup.

Eunsoo walks in to see Bitna hide the salt behind her back. She confronts Bitna who denies it even after Eunsoo grabs the salt from her hands. Bitna’s answer is to question whether Eunsoo even saw Bitna add salt.

Eunsoo sighs and asks if Bitna is trying to sabotage her and pretend to play the victim again. At that moment, Mr. Yoon walks in and asks angrily what Eunsoo is doing to Bitna.

MY TWO CENTS

Another filler, which main purpose is to convince us that Eunsoo can live happily with the Yoons. The main point was that Sunyoung blended into the background with a smaller role with even her menopause episodes forgotten. It appears the director felt that her character is a lost cause.

Instead, the focus shifts on Mr. Yoon to frame the conflict as not Eunsoo having to deal with a backwards chauvinistic and ignorant family but one where it’s just Eunsoo adjusting to “a new family’s customs” and Mr. Yoon sincerely open to a third party’s views on their family traditions. Considering that people don’t change over night and Mr. Yoon’s objectively did not even last one full episode before he decided to get involved in the fight of his daughter-in-laws, I wonder if the best answer is for both parental units to fade into the background?

After all, what reasonable father-in-law with a life would get involved in every conflict of not only his biological children but his in-laws children…as if the thirty year olds are not old enough to resolve their conflicts themselves. Now, if a 30 year old does not know how to resolve conflicts by herself and has to call her parents, we have bigger issues since clearly the parents failed to raise an adult.  Here no one asked Mr. Yoon to intervene.  He just had nothing better to do with his life than get involved.  Might I suggest that all of the Yoon family start volunteering like Grandma Kim? Korea has a lot of societal issues that could use some manpower to help!
More interesting than DRAMAFEED’s rants about this drama normalizing some of the worst aspects linger of Korea’s outdated culture, here’s a selfie of the leading actresses:
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Still Loving You – E75

Peace is found in the Yoon household when Bitna and Eunsoo agree to split up the chores in half. Whoopie.

Shine Brightly Eunsoo Episode 75 RECAP

The Yoon family sit around the living room as Mr. Yoon demands to know what Bitna was thinking by lying to the family like this. Sooho is laughing at the ridiculous situation and Soomin wonders how secretive Bitna was if Soohyun did not even know. Bitna apologizes.

Unsprisingly Sunyoung chimes in to tell her husband to let it go since the girl apologized. After all, she doesn’t want her ticket to expensive presents to be so sad, Bitna leaves. Mr. Yoon snaps at Mrs. Yoon for not being reasonable and then thanks Eunsoo again for preparing Mrs. Yoon’s birthday meal in Bitna’s place. He declares that Bitna will clean the rest of it up and storms into his room.

Sweet Sooho giggles his whole way into his room declaring that it feels so good that Bitna got into trouble after making life hard for Eunsoo! Awwww! What a husband <3

Eunsoo smiles as she’s thankful and then tells Sooho softly that he should not embarrass Bitna in front of everyone next time. She also adds that she made Bitna help out a lot, which surprises Sooho that Eunsoo knew and kept quiet. Sooho jokes that Eunsoo must be an angel and she gets embarrassed, going downstairs to help clean up. Yep, Eunsoo-as a representative of the modern young woman, you are definitely walking in thin ice of Candy-land.

Then Eunho calls Sooho as Yeonmi’s fever is getting worse. Sooho immediately runs downstairs to tell his parents that he and Eunsoo need to go visit Eunsoo’s family as Eunsoo’s mother’s sick. Kid’s definitely got the new-husband attitude right!

Meanwhile, if we aren’t convinced that the Yoon’s are unfairly choosing the Confucian customs that they want, the next scene confirms it. Hyunshik runs out of ideas for his webtoon and calls Soomin to pick her brain and memories. Soomin picks up the call in her room as she lays around reading a magazine and eating fruit. Because, daughter-in-laws aren’t people; they are servants while daughters get to indulge being respected as a member of the family in the Yoon’s system. Seriously, who would date a Yoon family son if they knew the family was so messed up? Got to sort out the bad apples before you develop a relationship!

Soomin agrees to meet since she isn’t doing anything and jumps up to put on makeup.

On the side, Jaewoo gets a call from an old friend. A smaller hospital in the country-side has a position available for a new head of the hospital. The friend had floated Jaewoo’s name and the directors are interested. Jaewoo smiles and agrees to think about it.

Soohyun continues his texting counter attack by letting Grandma Choi know that Bitna finished dinner and is eating fruit. Grandma Choi begins to show frustration at the multiple texts and grumbles that Soohyun is too stiff.