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Episode 7: Much more development of the coming conflict and how side's are forming up.  I don't want to spoil the fun for those who have not had a chance to watch the episode so the rest of my thoughts will be in the spoiler section.

 

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Looks like they are going to maintain the triangle between SRY/JYS/OSA for a while yet.  We got to see development between them all.  Even the brief exchange between JYS and OSA and the follow up in the restaurant showed that they can in fact work together.  When JYS started to cry after seeing all of SRY's scars giving her some indication of ho heard is life has been, it actually brought a tear to my eyes.  Her realization that her feelings had moved from like to love was actually pretty insightful.

 

JDH playing out the evil character very well.  Kudos to the actor portraying him as he is doing a wonderful job.  The confrontation in the restaurant was well developed.  I think SRY and JDH have underestimated each other.  JDH buying the DanBam building was a sly move that SRY was definitely not expecting,

 

Some very tender moments between SRY and JYS were extremely well done.  I love how she put on her war paint before going out to SRY to ask to come along with him on his trip.  How is it that the otherDanBam staff are so clueless?  In any event, the scene they share together sleeping together and on the bus was quite sweet.  Sadly it looks like some storms are brewing in their relationship based upon the previews for tomorrow's episode.

 

I have to admit this show has really hooked me.  I have been happily surprised by the great programming recently.  Itaewon Class and Extraordinary You are a couple of great programs that took some very novel approaches and brought some nice changes into what has been a very formulaic genre.  Keep it going.

 

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@NaYouSabi? you have unpopular opinions which I LOVE... I stan you and your GIFs lol. Please write more so I don't have to types my thoughts :lol:

 

By the way being a scholarship recipient myself i can empathise with many of SA's situation.. it meant the world to me, i couldnt care too much what happens at the top.. some of the top executives were wrapped in bribery scandals, some cases indirectly affecting my own community/family.. but rejecting a scholarship/job doesn't help the like you said..i just couldn't care so much as a student.. on personal experience, the handler takes good care of me, was concerned about how i do, concerns for me like a family (somelike like PSR's father to SA).. but even without that person in charge i would have accepted the scholarship the same way..

 

My most memorable lines in ep 7:

 

PSR to SA

"You dont have to choose between both sides, just take your own side.."

"how i collect shares is secret because i don't want you to be caught between both of us"

"I like you because you are always independent and take care of yourself well"

 

PSR to JGS

"SHUT UP"

 

PSR to JYS

"Tiger actually roars"

 

SA to PSR

"You wanted to end my career.. somehow I'm happy to hear that and rooting for you"

 

SA to JYS

"You seem to hate me.. i don't hate you though"

"Thank you" (for the ice)

 

JYS to GS

"I like PSR but not crazy for him. Feeling and emotion can be unstable and change based on situations."

"I make friends with you because you are rich and can be useful to me.. but you seem not so useful"

 

GS to Chairman

"I didn't ask PSR the truth.. because I guess our family is the atrocious one"

"Do you really think DanBam is justa fishbowl?"

 

Tony

"Welcome" in Korean to white customers

 

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By the way am i the only one feeling weird about YS lying on PSR's lap, based on there relation at this point? If my male junior, no matter how close, does that to me I would be weirded out.. if I do that to my male boss he would either take it as sexual advance or sue me for sexual harrassment lol..

 

And if my partner does that to his co-worker i would definitely flip..

 

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@larrysouth

I like that SA tells JYS she doesnt hate her but JYS on the other hand lol. 

 

The scene with SRY & JYS really makes the viewers empathize with SRY plight/struggle & see his character in a different light. It's nice to see him be vulnerable when he's alway a putting up a strong wall. When the OST came on as JYS cried, thats where I lost it lol. KDM & PSJ was good in that scene. Such nuanced performance. 

 

@Samuel Yohanes

I was wondering the same as to why SA walked all the way to Danbam for ice. Did J Co. resturant run out of ice lol? I'm sure they can afford a massive run of ice instantanteously with the swift of their fingers. Maybe the director want SA in the scene more? Judging from the next episode, there's further interaction/conflict.

 

@Whisper2

Although SRY seems suprised but not opposed? Tony Kim did infer/hint that SRY & JYS relationship to eachother is rather unusual & something more, not as in a colleague/work kind of way. SRY did pulled JYS head close towards his shoulders on the way back home & allowed JYS to lock arms with his as they walk. 

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@larrysouth hey there, no worries. I have watched it already so you won't spoil the fun for me. And just like you, I won't spoil the fun for others. My thoughts of the episode is in the spoiler. 

 

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Well said up there. I do love their portrayal. The tension between the JDH and PSR are so well done. I love how they argue with their eyes like that. It needs a great emotion to make us feel the tension even they don't say any line, only that voice over. I get to know after seeing Oharu, that the voice over was recorded later on and then it was inserted inside of that particular scene of it. 

 

I agreed that recently there are some great shows adapted from webtoon to drama version and their approached are pretty exciting. They make some changes but didn't loose its original core. I didnt read the webtoon but I learned from some posts which revealed some comparisons between the webtoon and drama version. And I feel quite content watching the drama outcome. And JTBC is doing well with their dramas these days, they make more book or webtoon adaptation lately. 

 

As to the episode story per se, I love the moment between YS and PSR in that bus trip together. How he shares all his past and goals and how she cried for all his hardships. That was a huge gap between YS and SA I think. Yup, we know that SA is only loving herself so it's not that surprising. But from here I could foreseen who will PSR's heart ends with finally. Just like how Tony sensed. Hahaha... talking about this guy,  I find it pretty hilarious when he reveals to everyone that he can't speak English. Looking all the Danbam workers perplexed expressions to him. And it's quite sweet seeing how they help him to not getting caught by YS. Look how worried SR to ask him to learn english. 

 

The only thing I dislike is the triangle love trope here. They make me feel it's like too forced to be that way. I mean I don't find any necessary of it. Well, only in Oharu I like how they handle with the triangle to be much fun. If you know what I mean, :D

 

Maybe this is my personal bias problem, I hate the triangle if it comes to SA but I don't hate her when she plays cheeky with YS. I mean SA could be a nice bff with YS. I find her sincerity when she told her that she doesn't hate her. Also, the moment YS told GS that she knows he likes him and tease him that he still has a chance. Whoah.. this girl is unlike the stereotype FL, isn't she? She's so rude and obnoxious but I can't hate her. Similar feeling like how I can't hate Kang Yesuh in SC. I feel like she tries to provoke him intentionally here that at least to make him interested with his family matters maybe. But I agree with this idea, GS is much better to be the successor of Janga rather than his cocky brother. It's that why his dad trying to get him back. 

 

Oh... I can't wait for ep 8 already, just like you, this drama hooked me, what makes PSR that angry to YS? I hope things will be okay between them. I am not that glad to see how JDH's plan to ruin him is doing well. His first move is snatching his building and the next one is eliminating his team. It's enough for me to ffd the first two episodes, I don't plan to use that button again actually. 

 

Whoops, wall text, sorry to bore you all.. it happens without my knowing sometimes... :lol:

 

 

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Why am I not surprised that the damn old fart was the new landlord!? What did surprise me was the fact Royi failed to recognise his voice over the phone LoL! Or had no suspicion whatsoever - K-Drama logic eheheheh. 

     In next ep. preview, it looks like he's goin' to fire Yi Seo (no say it ain't so!) That kind of rhymed ha-ha.:w00t::lol::P Though it looks like what she said to Geun Soo might come to fruition... he's such a lovesick puppy that he'd do anythin' to please the girl of his dreams. 

 

Oh it's presumptuous to assume that 'cause Tony is a foreigner, that he automatically speaks English.:rolleyes: I get the same as well but instead of English, they assumed I speak Chinese (not well I might add LoL)   

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@Whisper2 Because he sees her more as a friend and ally, rather than simple worker. Just boss don’t tell workers about their painful past, you share it with someone actually close to you and someone to whom you really trust. And he brought her to deal with personal matters too. That’s why for him it’s not a problem that Jo Yi Seo puts her head on his lap; and then he himself puts her head on his shoulder. Because at this point she is clearly more than just manager at his bar. And friends can take care of each other and be more loose with personal space. 

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5 hours ago, serenilmauve said:

preview ep. 8

 

wth is going on O.o

 

OMG. I love JYS and ship her with PSR and it pains me to say this but after watching ep 7 and the preview for so 8, I don't think she is ready for love rn. The girl is too twisted. She needs to heal and grow first :tears:.  If they still maintain the love line, I wonder how they're going to properly show JYS's growth and her romantic relationship with PSR in just 9 episodes:crazy::sweatingbullets:

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It seems the writer makes Sooah character more ambiguous or unpredictable for this drama version. Ever since that police reporting incident, whatever she said or did makes me wonder if this time she was sincere or had evil intention. But yes, her conversation with Saeroy when they're strolling down the street was beautiful. It's nice to finally hear Saeroy opened up about what makes him like her. Which turned out to be such a simple reason but very impactful to him :)

 

my favorite line in addition to yours @Whisper2 

ms. Kang to PSR

"you know you're obnoxious? But that's your charm"

Everyone couldn't hold back their admiration for this man :wub:

 

Wait, i was surprised tho that Danbam crew didn't noticed it :o Didn't Toni clearly say "but i'm korean" when Yiseo with her disbelief face as if to say "no way this foreigner guy can't speak english" :)) Also when he answered them with "cool-yo", i knew it that he's very korean :))

 

Okay, i'm trying hard not to be provoked by the preview, but i can't. What is happening?? :o Seeing Saeroy being so angry with Yiseo really broke my heart :heartbreak: I guess Yiseo said or did something immature in Saeroy's eyes that's contrary to his principle. But i agree with everyone here, it will surely make their bond even stronger.

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1 hour ago, Whisper2 said:

@NaYouSabi?

 

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By the way am i the only one feeling weird about YS lying on PSR's lap, based on there relation at this point? If my male junior, no matter how close, does that to me I would be weirded out.. if I do that to my male boss he would either take it as sexual advance or sue me for sexual harrassment lol..

 

And if my partner does that to his co-worker i would definitely flip..

 

 

@Whisper2 I don't disagree with you.  I am an American and the fact that they would be in the same room together at that time would be a huge red flag.  In business, there is no such thing as being too careful when it comes to proper handling of interaction between employees and employer.

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2 hours ago, serenilmauve said:

@Whisper2 Because he sees her more as a friend and ally, rather than simple worker. Just boss don’t tell workers about their painful past, you share it with someone actually close to you and someone to whom you really trust. And he brought her to deal with personal matters too. That’s why for him it’s not a problem that Jo Yi Seo puts her head on his lap; and then he himself puts her head on his shoulder. Because at this point she is clearly more than just manager at his bar. And friends can take care of each other and be more loose with personal space. 

 

I agree. And rewatching the preview when OSA says to PSRY that she didnt know JYS and him were that emotional...seeing how PSRY will lose his temper i wonder if this is not a sign of his new-discovered feelings for JYS. I mean he never got angry against OSA no matter what she did..he didnt react with anger even when his employee and JYS and JGS were the ones at fault for the restaurant suspension, we only saw his calm side toward his allies. he thinks he likes OSA right now but ever since JYS entered the picture he has been developing a bound with a woman that he never had before. He liked OSA but she never did anything for him. From what he said on todays ep, i understand that he liked an idea, the independent OSA that doesnt need nobody, including him was cool to him. With JYS its totally different. She wants to help him, she listens to him and he can now rely on her a lot like a few said both professionally and personnaly. She means a lot more to him than he thinks. Tony noticed it, JGS is sensing something and OSA will question their relationship on ep 8. I feel like PSRY can only overreact like that when its about JYS (except the villains) and to me that means a lot.

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@Anjalifairy The story is getting meatier even some illogic comes one or two @Latte_Anyday 

 

 I am not that surprised and also noticed JDH would be the one behind that problem. I wonder how will PSR deals with this, he plans to stab him at his back,  but JDH saw his back and stabbed him first. And am I the only one who expecting YS shows off her smart moves to annoy JDH?  It's why she eggs GS on some opinions. 

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38 minutes ago, Anjalifairy said:
Wow the rating keeps rising higher! 12.289% nationwide *clap clap clap*


For some reasons Nielson today is not showing ratings, which is strange. Expect one article there is no news about them. We don’t even know numbers for Seoul... :huh:

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3 minutes ago, serenilmauve said:


For some reasons Nielson today is not showing ratings, which is strange. Expect one article there is no news about them. We don’t even know numbers for Seoul... :huh:

 

Yep, i kept checking on Nielsen, but nothing showed up

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18 minutes ago, Anjalifairy said:

 

Yep, i kept checking on Nielsen, but nothing showed up

 

They just updated. So, National 12,289% and Seoul 13,215%

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Anjalifairy said:

Wow the rating keeps rising higher! 12.289% nationwide *clap clap clap*

I wonder what the seoul ratings are...

Nevermind. Found them but them i can't delete my post :sweatingbullets::sweatingbullets:

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5 minutes ago, sodarn said:

I wonder what the seoul ratings are...

Nevermind. Found them but them i can't delete my post :sweatingbullets::sweatingbullets:

 

Seoul is 13.215%

 

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@sodarn

My one fear for the show is the development and progression of the story since there only 9 episodes left. Change & growth doesnt happen instantly & its only been 3 episodes since JYS started working at Danbam but I'm looking forward to her growth. The thing is IC could benefit more if it been a longer show, atleast 20 episodes since they have a large cast that is important to the story. Ep 8 looks like a heap of tension which is good. I like tension since it seems its between SRY & JYS lol. Let's see what happens tomorrow. I'm nervous & excited lol.   

 

@larrysouth

Yes, it would be deemed unbeffitting

in the workspace, so I understand the sentiment because I'm from the U.S. too but the thing is, in this situation between SRY & JYS, it was an off-duty

/personal matter where they are not at Danbam & they

went together not necessarily as boss/manager. 

SRY even insisted/okay'ed JYS to go with him. SRY & JYS have been pretty professional/working together

within Danbam. The physical touch/closeness in that moment was mutual as it shows later, SRY on the bus with JYS gleefully smiling/holding her head against his shoulder. 

 

@serenilmauve

IC hitting those double digits:w00t:B). I hope it hits a 15% soon.

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Surpassing the lady in dignity wow!

 

 

The growth of Itaewon class rating is a lot faster than CLOY.

 

I remember that Cloy surpass 10% mark on ep 8 and had peak at 21.683%

 

Now i wonder with the rate of growth Itaewon had,how much rating can they get later on ( i think the most important one is the stability ) so it keep growing just like what happen now. 

 

I hope this drama.can surpass 20% too because it is that good. Can you imagine two drama both reach 20% just in the first quarter of the year??? HELL YEAH.

 

Although i must say the popularity of this drama in here still not much. Maybe we need to do promotion for this amazing drama Lol. But i am glad to had you guys who give insight and explanation and theories. I read most of them.and enjoying it 

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Omg so they did play Jenga. Why don't they release this? :crazy:

 

Still fascinated by this scene. It's so beautiful and deep. I'm crying with Yiseo :tears:

 

OST part 8 by Yoon Mi rae will be released at 6pm KST

 

 

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