Lie to Me Episode 12 Recap

It’s such a bittersweet feeling watching episode 12 of Lie to Me. On one hand it was so unbelievably sweet and wonderful, but you know the killer angst is coming. On a personal level, I was counting down that we’ve got only four more episodes left of LTM, and that made me all sorts of preemptively sad. One of my biggest regrets at the playground was not being around to captain the final two episodes of M3 (you guys still have the image of me pointing my Macbook Air all over Hokkaido looking for cell signal, right?), leaving some capable fans at the helm keeping everyone sane and stable (holler LizzyD & Co.).

This time I’m here to the end, so everyone get ready to have a blast for the next two weeks. I’m ready to blow the roof off if the next four episodes continues with the Ki Joon-Ah Jung love story the way it’s been unfolding. If I were a billionaire, I would pay Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye to star in every rom-com and be in love for the rest of their lives right before my eyes. Or if the BTS clips of them are to be believed, they are clearly doing just that.

I’m not quite sure how to respond to folks who are not watching LTM and want me to post less about it, or in general post more about other stuff. I’ve always written precisely what and when I feel like. It just so happens that my current obsession is this drama. My darling PKisser chingus and my lovely M3 ladies have all been there, done that, with me. So, um, yeah, that’s the end of that subject.

Having a mania drama hit is always just tons of fun to participate in online fervor if you happen to share the obsession. If not, then know that even the best of things must end. But in my mind, I’m not sure I have the emotional energy to captain another drama insanity anytime soon. It took me about 4 months to recover from M3, so we’ll see if I manage to stay sane for the next two weeks. Lastly, there have been rumors of a writer switch since episode 11, so I’ll discuss that issue at the end of the recap.

Episode 12 Recap:

Ki Joon walks Ah Jung back to her room after dinner. Can we stop for a moment and just stare in awe at how gorgeous they look together in matching formal wear? *drool, drama gods, you guys are awesome, thanxbai* Ah Jung says goodnight and walks up the stairs. Ki Joon returns the good night and tells her that he will wake her up tomorrow early.

Ah Jung, still wearing her gown (yeah, I would never take it off either, unless Ki Joon takes it off for me), walks outside to her balcony. Ki Joon, who took off his tux jacket (damn the man is fine) follows suit. They look at each other and smile. Ah Jung shyly goes back inside and sits down. She smiles to herself some more. Yeah, I bet she’ll be a smiley fool for a good long while.

So Ran is by the pool when Jae Bum arrives and slow-mo runs towards her. He tries to hug her while apologizing, saying he was wrong. She pushes him off her and he ends up in the pool. Jae Bum floats for a good few minutes, which freaks out So Ran (herself the queen of pretend drowning), who runs around calling for help.

Finally Jae Bum surfaces, apologizing for everything and telling her that she should not waste her life because someone like him. So Ran finds out that Jae Bum got her whereabouts from Ah Jung and gets enraged again. She accuses him of pretending to be all sad and going to see Ah Jung again. Jae Bum says he had no choice, he was so worried about So Ran. He even thought about jumping off a bridge and making the news so that So Ran would hear about him.

So Ran asks if he really thought about killing himself. He says he did, the thought of a day without her makes him feel like he can’t go on living. So Ran tries to help him up but she ends up in the pool with him. They flail about until Jae Bum grabs her for a hug. Okay, next comes makeup sex time. Jae Bum wakes up the next morning in So Ran’s hotel room.

Ah Jung and Ki Joon leave the hotel. He opens the limo door for her like a gentleman and gets in after her. Yoon Joo the lurker stares at their departure. Then she thinks back to the kiss she witnessed last night. Now I’m even more PO’d that she spied on such an intimate moment between Ki Joon and Ah Jung. I hope her eyeballs rot.

Ki Joon drops Ah Jung off outside her house. He asks her what she’s doing tomorrow? She says she’s busy, and he concedes that he is as well, but he says they have to see each other. She suggests 8 pm, he counters with 7, she compromises with 7:30, and he pushes it up to 7:20. Omo they kill me with the cute. They both smile at each other.

Ah Jung goes home and her dad happily welcomes her. She sees the food on the table that Ae Kyung made and tries it, saying it’s delicious. Dad hints that Ae Kyung made it and Ah Jung knows but doesn’t say anything. Ah Jung goes into her room and talks to her monkey stuffed animal that Sang Hee gave her. Ah Jung makes the monkey Ah Jung sing the Jeju island song that Ki Joon lip synced for her.

Ah Jung gets a call and goes out to meet Yoon Joo at a bar. Yoon Joo is already nursing shots when Ah Jung arrives. Yoon Joo tells Ah Jung that she just got back from Jeju. She knew Ki Joon and Ah Jung went to Jeju, so she followed them. She saw them there, but for whatever reason she couldn’t get close to them.

Yoon Joo asks Ah Jung how she felt when using one single lie Ah Jung entered into a fake marriage with Ki Joon. Yoo Joo was really engaged to Ki Joon, but she could never marry him. Yoon Joo confesses that their engagement ended because of Sang Hee, who also liked her. Yoon Joo left only temporarily. Ah Jung doesn’t want to hear this, but Yoon Joo says that Ki Joon is her first love and someone she thought she would always have. Ah Jung takes a drink and tells Yoon Joo that she can understand how she feels.

Aunt and Ki Joon are meeting with Chairman Chen about signing the contract. Everything is going well until Ki Joon stands up and announces that he has something important to tell Chairman Chen. He apologizes to Chairman Chen first. He did not mean to deceive him, but he is not married. The lie happened for other reasons but Ki Joon continued it to garner Chairman Chen’s favor. He wants to begin their business relationship being completely honest and transparent. The Chairman is not happy to have been deceived.

Aunt tears into Ki Joon for revealing the truth at this critical juncture. She tells him that the Board will never vote to make Ki Joon the CEO of the World Group. Ah Jung is at work and her boss praises her for being their department’s crown jewel. He asks how she lobbied the members. Ah Jung says that she was just honest with them. Another project comes up that no one wants to take, which lands in Ah Jung’s lap. It’s a program to promote Korean traditional music.

Ah Jung walks out of her office and Ki Joon is waiting for her outside. He asks why she’s leaving work so late, she asks why he left work so early? He says he missed her too much. Ah Jung shows him the new traditional music program that she’s handling. She asks him if he wants to go. He says no one is interested in this stuff anymore. He teases her for handling all the department’s work from now on. She asks where they are going, and he says Sang Hee wants to talk with them.

Ki Joon and Ah Jung arrive at Ae Kyung’s restaurant, walking in to say hi to everyone. Suk Bong warmly welcomes Ki Joon and introduces him as Sang Hee’s older brother. Sang Hee looks shocked to see them arriving together. He asks why they came together, and Ki Joon makes Ah Jung embarrassed when he asks if Sang Hee hasn’t ever heard of husband and wife moving in tandem. Suk Bong registers Sang Hee’s discomfort.

Suk Bong offers his new dessert for them to try. Ah Jung takes a bite of her dessert and finds it delicious, immediately feeding Ki Joon a bite (by the way, this shot was clearly one take, so Eun Hye took a bite, and then Ji Hwan took a bite of the same pastry – I dies). They compliment Suk Bong on the dessert being delicious. Ki Joon feeds Ah Jung a bite of his dessert. Sang Hee looks like he’s in pain.

Yoon Joo arrives and sees this scene, turning around and leaving. Sang Hee sees her and chases after her. He takes her hand and tells her to look at him. He says that when people fall in love, they hold their hands tightly. But when the hands let go, it feels like they are breaking up. Sang Hee says until Yoon Joo finds happiness, Sang Hee cannot be at ease. Sang Hee tells Yoon Joo that, as hard as it is for him to admit, he thinks Yoon Joo needs to let go of Ki Joon now.

Sang Hee is drinking in his studio and he kicks over the portrait he was painting earlier. It’s been completed and we see that it is indeed a picture of Ah Jung. He asks the Ah Jung in the portrait why she can’t look at him, just look at him for once. Suk Bong arrives and wonders why Sang Hee is drinking so much. He tries to help Sang Hee up and notices the portrait of Ah Jung. He looks at Sang Hee and guesses that the girl Sang Hee likes is Ah Jung. Sang Hee asks Suk Bong to hit him once. Suk Bong calls him a fool. Sang Hee cries, asking rhetorically what he can do .

So Ran meets with the friends, who mock her for her series of dramatic acts like wanting a divorce, attempting suicide, wanting to go abroad, when really she went on vacation to Jeju. So Ran says this is Lesson 1 in how to train your husband. So Ran reveals that Ah Jung confessed that she’s not really married to Ki Joon, it was all a lie to make So Ran jealous. But Ah Jung has really fallen in love with Ki Joon, who appears to have another woman. So Ran saw everything so now she can’t go abroad because she’s worried about Ah Jung.

Ah Jung is planning the traditional music festival program. I love scenes showing competent Ah Jung working. Ki Joon goes to meet with Yoon Joo at the banks of the Han River. He’s calm and kind with her, asking what she wants. Yoon Joo says she misses him, she cannot forget him even if she tries. She doesn’t know what to do. She tells Ki Joon that she went to see Ah Jung.

Yoon Joo confessed all her feelings to Ah Jung, even if it hurt her pride. Ki Joon says that he used to not believe in fate, but that has changed now. Sometimes it means falling in love with someone you shouldn’t love, or breaking up with someone you can’t break up with. Breaking up with Yoon Joo three years ago was his fate. He’s accepted it and dealt with it. Now it’s her turn. Ki Joon tells Yoon Joo that he loves Ah Jung. He doesn’t want to be a coward anymore. No matter what Yoon Joo says, he doesn’t want to hear it. In his eyes, he has no more space for her. Ki Joon coldly walks away.

Ki Joon calls Ah Jung out to meet him right away. They walk arm-in-arm to their bench and Ki Joon asks Ah Jung what Yoon Joo said to her. Ah Jung says it doesn’t matter, it allowed her to understand Yoon Joo a little bit more. But just like the pain So Ran delivered to Ah Jung, she is doing the same to Yoon Joo. It makes her feel bad. Ki Joon asks if she’s fine, and Ah Jung nods her head.

Ki Joon asks her for a favor – no matter what she does, he wants her to tell him. What she ate, how she feels, if she cuts or perms her hair because she’s in a bad mood, how many times she washes her hands a day, he wants to know everything. Ki Joon takes Ah Jung’s hand, promising that he will never allow her to be sad alone anymore. Ah Jung wonders why he’s like a completely different person. Hahaha, so she noticed like we all did!

Ki Joon hugs Ah Jung. She smiles and asks if he came because he was worried about her? Or was it because he wanted to hug her? Ki Joon smiles and they break apart and look at each other. Then Ah Jung leans in and hugs him again. I swear, their hugs are THE BEST HUGS I have ever seen onscreen between any OTP. Full contact embraces that show you their bodies are intertwined and flush with each other. And their expressions essay this deep warmth, affection, and need for each other.

Ki Joon is shaving at work in his office when Park Hoon enters to deliver some documents. Ki Joon plays coy and won’t tell Hoon why he’s grooming and where he’s headed later. Ah Jung is on the phone with Ki Joon, who says he’s at work because he’s been playing too much with her lately. Suddenly the door bell rings and Ah Jung goes to answer. Ki Joon tells her on the phone not to open the door for just anyone.

Ah Jung opens the door to reveal Ki Joon standing right there. He immediately asks if “dad” is around and wants to go inside. Ah Jung tries to push him out but it’s too late. Her dad sees Ki Joon, who immediately bows in respect and shouts out his greeting. Heh, he’s so nervous it’s adorable!

Ki Joon sits on a chair all uptight and stiff. Dad opens a bottle soju and pours Ki Joon a glass, asking him if he’s that “cherry blossom”? Mwahaha, daddy is so awesome! Dad says that his Ah Jung went to look at the falling cherry blossoms and cried her eyes out. He tells Ki Joon to drink, and when Ki Joon drinks, Ah Jung’s dad mutters that he’s a “thief” (because he’s stealing his Ah Jung, awwwww).

Dad asks Ki Joon if the first time he saw Ah Jung, she was eye-catching? KI Joon hesitates and says yes, Ah Jung was like Polaris, the reincarnation of a falling star. AHAHAHAHAHA, I’m sorry, is that Ki Joon describing drunk, bee-stung, eyes-rolled back Gong Ah Jung? Dad keeps making Ki Joon drink, and follows suit.

Pretty soon Ah Jung is staring at the two of them getting completely wasted. Dad asks if Ki Joon is drunk and he answers no. Dad takes out more soju and they pound it down. Finally dad pours the soju into a bowl and poor Ki Joon has no choice but to follow suit as they chug the entire bowl. Afterwards Ki Joon looks like he’s about to throw up. Dad passes out first on the couch, followed by Ki Joon fainting in his chair.

Ah Jung deposits Ki Joon in her bed and takes off his tie. You know, we never got to see exactly how Ki Joon took care of drunk Ah Jung in episode 8. Ki Joon calls out for his Ah Jung-ahh and grab her tight. She leans in to kiss him on the cheek, and then puts her stuffed animal toy in his arms and tells him that Ah Jung is right here. She looks at Ki Joon sleeping, playing with his eyelashes.

The next morning, Ah Jung and her dad stand beside the bed and stare at a still sleeping Ki Joon. Dad wonders what Ah Jung sees in him, and she says that he’s handsome. Dad points out that Ki Joon’s eyebrows are not nearly as thick as his, but he does have more hair than him. Ah Jung says Ki Joon is tall, and dad doesn’t think height is good for anything other than reaching the bus handles on top. Ah Jung says that Ki Joon doesn’t take the bus, which upsets dad thinking Ki Joon is someone who thinks he’s too good for public transportation.

Everyone sits down to have breakfast. Dad says that he won since Ki Joon passed out first. Ki Joon refutes that since he watched dad pass out first. Dad says he still won nevertheless since he woke up first. Good of him to keep changing the rules. Ki Joon refuses to let dad win, which gets dad worked up. Ah Jung tries to say both won.

Ki Joon arrives at work and Park Hoon notes that he’s marinated in alcohol. Hoon delivers the report Ki Joon asked him to check on, discovering that the program Ah Jung is in charge of has only sold 5% of its tickets because people aren’t interest in traditional fare nowadays. Manager Park calls Ki Joon to tell him that Chairman Chen was seen having a meeting at the Great Hotel. Ah Jung is at work and her co-worker tells her that tickets sales have risen for her program.

Aunt meets with Ki Joon and asks him what he’s going to do about Chairman Chen’s imminent defection to another company. Aunt reminds Ki Joon that it’s not about finding another investor, it has to be Chairman Chen’s partnership in order to enter the Chinese market. Aunt tells him that she’s asked Congressman Park for help since he knows Chairman Chen from when he worked in China.

Ki Joon asks his Aunt if she’s insisting that he get back together with Yoon Joo? Aunt says she doesn’t care what Ki Joon does with Yoon Joo, date, get married, break up. All she cares about is Ki Joon grab hold of this connection for a business opportunity. Yoon Joo’s mom finds her passed out at home from exhaustion. It’s not anything serious, just stress related.

Aunt has dinner with Yoon Joo’s parent (her mom and stepdad, who is called Congressman Park). Yoon Joo’s mom confesses that as long as her husband and Yoon Joo are happy, then that is all that matters. Aunt says Yoon Joo will be happy soon. Aunt asks Congressman Park if he can assist them with the partnership with Chairman Chen.

Ki Joon tells Manager Park and Hoon that he will handle the Chairman Chen situation. He gets a text from Ah Jung asking if he’s busy and reminding him to eat before doing more work. Aunt calls Ki Joon telling him that Yoon Joo is at the hospital. She demands that he visit her. If they lose the support of Congressman Park then it’s all over. Oooh, Aunt is so cold. Ki Joon goes to visit Yoon Joo, but she’s still asleep. He covers her up before leaving, telling her to please don’t get sick.

KI Joon leaves the office the next day and heads to traditional music program Ah Jung organized. Ah Jung hears that a lot of tickets were sold and is excited to see a lot of people attend. But when she comes out, the auditorium is very empty. She gives an opening speech and Ki Joon claps loudly.

After the performance, Ah Jung confronts Ki Joon to find out how many tickets he bought? She’s upset and asks why he made her out to be a fool. Ki Joon tries to apologize, saying that it was a good program that he gave the tickets away but he’s not sure why people didn’t show up. She’s upset because she thought that the tickets sold well due to her hard work, but he made her feel stupid.

Ah Jung walks home and sits down on her bench. Suddenly lights string up around the cherry blossom trees lights up. Ah Jung thinks it’s beautiful but almost freaks out when she turns around to see Ki Joon crouched behind her fiddling with the light switch. He apologizes for the ticket situation, confessing that he thought it was a good idea and didn’t realize that it wouldn’t work out.

Ki Joon walks up and sits down next to Ah Jung. He says that he’s still learning the method to match Gong Ah Jung’s way of life. She smiles at his confession. He asks her if the lights are pretty. She nods and puts her head on his shoulder. Ki Joon pulls the light switch and the lights flicker on and off.

We see Congressman Park meet with Chairman Chen and shake hands afterwards indicating they are on good terms. Aunt demands to know why Ki Joon didn’t go visit Yoon Joo, but he doesn’t explain that he did, instead telling her that it’s not her concern. Aunt wonders why Ki Joon has to pick the difficult route. Aunt says that she’s investigated Ah Jung, but Ki Joon tells her that it’s his personal life and cannot be mixed with business.

Aunt says that Ki Joon became the President of the World Hotel by his own hard work, but he must realize that to succeed in business it’s not always so clear cut. She wants him to listen to her on this matter. He cannot keep treating Yoon Joo as a stranger. Aunt has organized a dinner tonight with Yoon Joo’s entire family and she warns Ki Joon that he has to attend no matter what.

Ah Jung gets called to meet with the Minister. He compliments her on the Jeju Island project. The Minister asks Ah Jung again if she’s married to Hyun Ki Joon? aThen he asks Ah Jung if she knows Congressman Park? The Minister informs her that word on the street is that Congressman Park’s daughter is discussing marriage with Hyun Ki Joon.

Ah Jung doesn’t answer when the Minister asks her why she would tell such a lie. The Minister says that telling such a lie and getting into a scandal is bad for the department’s image. But since Ah Jung did so many good works, he’ll let it slide this time. He warns Ah Jung not to make another such mistake.

Yoon Joo goes to dinner with her family and Aunt. Everyone sits around waiting for Ki Joon, who is still at his office. He gets a text from Ah Jung asking how he’s doing. Before he can reply, Aunt calls demanding that he come right away. Ki Joon says he has no intention of going. Aunt says to treat this as a simply business matter request, begging him to come because she cannot let her rival Great Hotel take away this China opportunity. Ki Joon says he understands.

Ki Joon gets into his car to drive to the dinner of doom when his phone rings. It’s Ah Jung, and he hesitates to pick up at first. She asks him where he’s at? He says he’s still at work and busy. She asks why his voice sounds off. She thought she was stressed, but he sounds even more so. He promises to call her after he finishes work.

Ah Jung says she hates misunderstandings, or suspecting things. Initially she wanted to keep everything to herself, but then she asks Ki Joon if he knows Congressman Park? Ki Joon’s face freezes and he doesn’t answer Ah Jung. She laughs and says it’s nothing, she’s just feeling bothered today by some stuff. Ah Jung says that dating Korea’s busiest man Hyun Ki Joon, even if she wants to see him, she needs to endure it. Ki Joon calls her name, but doesn’t say anything more other than he’ll see her when work is finished.

They hang up the phone and both continue to look bothered. Ah Jung texts Ki Joon, apologizing for bring up that matter (Congressman Park), and confessing that she just really wants to see him. Ki Joon is driving when he reads her text. He drives to the Han River and gets out of his car, loosening his tie in frustration. He looks like he made his choice and gets back in his car and drives off.

Ah Jung sits down on their bench, muttering that it would be great if he’s by her side on a day like this. But he’s not even answering her texts. Suddenly she gets a text from him. Ki Joon says he really misses her. Another text comes in from him, asking why she looks so glum today. Suddenly Ki Joon calls, asking Ah Jung why she has that look on her face. Ah Jung looks around until she sees Ki Joon standing here.

She gets up and walks over to him, finally running the final few steps and throwing herself into his arms. They hug each other tightly. She cries and asks him “do you know how tough it was for me today?” He asks her “do you know how much I missed you today?” Word – do you two know how much I love you both, and how tough it is when I can’t spend more time with you darn lovebirds?

Thoughts of Mine:

After this episode, I feel like I can finally see how the external angst will hit our OTP. If the writer makes an attempt to keep everyone sane, then the angst is welcome, because both Ki Joon and Ah Jung needs to face the consequences of their actions and their love. It has to be done so that they can be together for the future instead of just the now.

Let’s talk about wuri Jungie first. The entire story started because of her one lie that she was married, though she initially never said it was to Ki Joon. That lie spread like wildfire, and while the intended target of her lie, So Ran, has made peace and understanding with Ah Jung, the ramifications of said lie still need to be dealt with. Now that the Minister knows, and Ah Jung’s career is possibly on the line, I like this obstacle because it’s real and the stakes are so high. Ah Jung is herself to blame, but we all know she deserves to keep her job because she’s earned it.

Ki Joon’s obstacles are twofold: Aunt now pressuring him to get back with Yoon Joo for the sake of the company, and potentially when he finds out Sang Hee really likes Ah Jung. I know Aunt loves Ki Joon, but I’m pretty annoyed at how she cuts Sang Hee so much slack, but she keeps pushing Ki Joon to sacrifice time and again. I’m glad that between career and love, Ki Joon picks the woman he loves even when he doesn’t need to. It’s not an end-of-relationship choice when he ran to Ah Jung. He went to her because she needed him, and because he wanted her. The textbook definition of when love makes us fools who value emotion over logic.

I’m glad Yoon Joo just cried herself into a faint and didn’t try to kill herself. I don’t think she’ll do the latter either. I’m slightly appalled that she actually saw firsthand how much Ki Joon adores Ah Jung, and heard it from him firsthand that he LOVES Ah Jung, and yet she continues to walk away with her head held high. Her behavior is reversed for me – when Ki Joon ended their engagement three years ago, she shouldn’t have left for Paris, she should have stayed and fought for their love; now that Ki Joon doesn’t love her and wants her to let him go, this is when she needs to leave and go nurse her broken heart elsewhere.

Love cannot be forced when there is none left. Legions of people, in dramas and in real life, have suffered heart break (losing the person you love, giving up the person you love) and have gotten past it. What has never happened is forcing someone to love another. Love can be forced to die, but love can’t be forced to begin. It’s a sad realization that Yoon Joo just has to accept, however unfair and painful it is for her. What I love about Ah Jung is that she actually worked through her pain of losing Jae Bum by herself, not because she found Ki Joon. She fell in love with Ki Joon after she ended the last remnants of her first love.

I really felt sorry for Sang Hee in this episode, but also proud of him. He’s trying so hard to be mature, to be considerate, and yet it hurts as it naturally would to have the person you like not like you back. I knew new and improved Sang Hee wasn’t going to pull the same stunt on Ki Joon again, but I like that he is willing to privately express his pain and grieve for losing yet another girl to his hyung. Yes, it sucks, but you’re dealing with it like a man this time instead of a whiny boy. So for that, Sang Hee officially gets a diploma from Koala for graduating from the school of hardknocks.

I guess it’s finally time to discuss the writer change rumor, which frankly is probably true even if SBS doesn’t release an official statement confirming it. Apparently two writers have taken over for the drama since episode 11, so this week’s two episodes are from their pen. No wonder we have nearly no spoilers or previews until hours before airtime. This drama is literally being rewritten as we speak, and the live shoot is pushing close to airtime. Quality-wise I can see all the editing sloppiness and the exhaustion on the actors faces.

In terms of story, I did mention yesterday that Ki Joon’s personality has changed so much, and the tone of the drama is really different yet another. I feel like episodes 1-4 were one drama (the funny and slapstick comedy of errors), episodes 5-10 were another (the intense and passionate melo-rom-com), and now episodes 11-12 shifts gears again and combines the two earlier extremes into one drama that has a different execution and tone.

Remember how in episodes 1-4 it was all Ah Jung who was the cut-up, the goofball, the drunkard, the weirdo, the one who we all laughed at because she was just do darn odd yet strangely endearing? Suddenly since episode 11, that person is Ki Joon and suddenly Ah Jung is the mature one in the relationship. There are two ways to consider this. The negative is that it’s just piss-poor writing without character consistency. The positive is that the early writer laid the foundation for Ki Joon being deep down just this kind of dorky boy and being in love with Ah Jung brings it all out of him.

Unless a drama is based on a prewritten work, live shooting a script that is able to be revised means that characters and behaviors can and do change for a variety of reasons. Sometimes OTPs even get changed based on the chemistry of the actors themselves, regardless of how the writer originally envisioned the story. That is the Catch-22 of the K-drama live shoot system. We are watching it played out. I actually think……a lot of what is transpiring is because of the real chemistry between Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye.

I think they have a very playful, natural, flirty, and tender chemistry with each other. The scene in episode 11 where Ki Joon keeps wiping Ah Jung, apparently some of what we saw on screen was actually just ad-libbed moments by the two of them that worked so well the PD aired it. So what’s happening with the LTM story reflects this understanding that the only thing that’s working in this drama is the relationship between Ki Joon and Ah Jung, so that has to be preserved at all costs. I see the story being written around their relationship, not concurrently therewith.

I feel the fandom for LTM stabilizing, no longer the rabid insanity of a few weeks ago, but rather a stable and steady group who love watching this drama. I love it, too. Episode 12 made me smile from cheek-to-cheek in every single Ki Joon-Ah Jung scene. I don’t find the conflicts of this drama melodramatic or random. It’s not ideal, but the seeds were all laid from the beginning (two brothers-one girl, lies that endanger a career or business opportunity). Now we just have to trust this love story will reach its sure to be blissful conclusion in a way that will make all of us cry tears of joy like we’re all suddenly Father of the Bride giving our daughter away.


Lie to Me Episode 12 Recap — 353 Comments

    • Omo, you too??
      So I’m not the only one who spends Tuesday & Wednesday mornings reading LTM recaps while preparing to go to work. And then live the rest of the week with thinking mostly of LTM and craving for spoiler/preview.
      Kudos for Koala-san for the speedy and thoughtful recap!

      • Yesss comrade! ( ‘⌣’)人(‘⌣’ )

        This June my week is full of recaps.
        Tue-Wed : Lie To Me
        Thu-Fri : Best Love
        Fri-Sat : City Hunter

        Sun-Mon : trying to get my beauty sleep for entire week 😀

  1. Boooooooooooooooooo, another week to wait before the next episode. I will definite camping in this site for any hints of spoilers, news or anything related to LTM. Who’s with me?

    PS. thanks koala for Writer switch update

    Dayum &I just finished reading the baby recap xD
    Okay Imma read this tonight…but hella loving the screencaps makes me giddy to see their cute lovely moments. They look like a real official couple xD
    Thanks Koala

  3. Is anyone curios about what the history behind Ah Jung, her dad and Ae Kyung? I have a feeling its someing interesting/big….

    • Ah Jung, like a teenager brat, refuse to his dad getting married again, so he didn’t do it!! Obviously, he loved Ae Kyung, but his love for his daughter was greater than, his love for Ae Kyung, another one who sacrifice, happiness, for the sake of the loved one!!

  4. Thanks for the recap. Although the tone of the drama changes every week, I’m still in love with it and wake up early every Monday and Tuesday to watch AJ and HKJ light up the screen. 🙂 Gotta love them

  5. I’m officially addicted to LTM. Thanks Koalas, as always for a grand recap plus so beautiful headers. Kudos To You.

    • mee toooo…aim so addicted to this drama…its like my type of heroin…waiting each days just for the news, spoiler, anything about LTM…

      really hopes that YEH & KJH be together in reality coz they so perfect together..;)

  6. I won’t be surprised if SR and JB becomes the OTP with their air time in ep 12 and the writer change. I could not figure out the relevance to the story of the slow shot from toe to head of SR in bikini or for their time in the pool either. Looks like they are trying to cater to a different viewer- male adults?

  7. Thank you soooo much koala for your fast recaps. I’m watching the RAW version and reading your recap AT THE SAME TIME!!! 😀

  8. Koala,

    i love your recaps!! LTM has me hooked since the beginning! and i just started watching korean dramas/movies…i am in luv w/ Ki Joon and Ah Jung pair…they make it worth watching!

  9. Thank you Koala!!! Very well written. I can’t wait to see how he will propose to AJ and where, maybe in Jeju or the cherry blossom lane. I really hope we can see the progress of their relationship and fighting together for their LOVE. I love the scene of AJ, AJ’s Dad and KJ. I hope the finale of this drama will give us more, wedding, babies etc… Wish we could see them again in a drama or movie. The OTP is burning hot. The way they hug and look at each other it’s really heartwarming. Lastly I love the conversation between KJ and YJ, no beating around the bush, straight, honest and concise. KJ: Gong Ah Jong I love… while watching this drama on a live stream that’s the only word I understand. LOL…

    Thank you!!!

  10. I think that this drama is benefitting from the live-shoot system (the sufferers are YEH´s eyes). I think you´re right to conclude that the OTP´s chemistry has been dictating the story. I guess one of the frustrations of watching PK was that we knew the next turn of event.

  11. i’m reading this while on the train to work. Thank you for filling up my Tues and Wed mornings! It is brushing away all my blues at work =)

  12. the header pics gets awesome by day, i think its coz the show has awesome moments day after day.

    gif is a little faster.

  13. I LOVE YOU OCKOALA!!! Thank you for putting into words what my heart felt throughout LTM. Really, you have no idea how happy you make me 😀

    PS – I had a feeling the HKJ-drying-AJ-off scene was more ad libbed. Wish they have more of those in there! Dear SBS-dramagods… please give us a ton of adorable BTS soon!

    • It was said that during the adlib part where KJ keeps wiping AJ’s shirt, the PD wanted to call NG but they were too natural that they kept it….

      • Omo… I think SBS is finally catching on. The SBSlie1 YouTube channel just uploaded some of our favorite OTP scenes from ep12! 🙂

      • Can Park Hoon be, my pastry?? I will eat it all!!! I am so in love with him!!

      • ofcourse park hoon can. He does anything you want, he is an executive secretary after all, at your behest. mahaha, he looks like harry potter

      • I just want to be with him, he looks like a teddy bear with glasses!! Awwwwww I wan to hug him, so bad, I’m dying here!!! Y_Y

    • i rather like the idea of making KJ my pastry!!! hehehe to eat him sounds heavenly…..waughhhhhhhhh am turning into a perverted ahjumma!!!!

      • @mizweng

        Did Miss Koala Unni, knows?? She was furious!!! *trembles with fear* She doesn’t want anybody near her favorite pastry man!!! *trembles with fear*

        Park Hoon is MINE!!!! I want to hug him so bad!!!! Y_Y

      • Park Hoon is MINE , angelito!!

        ok2… we can share.. you got the body..*sigh* fine! me??! I got his heart…*claps*
        so you may have touches his body all you want BUT his heart is totally mine!!


      • @ angelito

        hopefully, ms. koala would understand… you see, this aging ahjumma is best suited with KJ than Park Hoon or Sang Hee (too young for my taste)…am not into older guys either like SB or AJ’s dad…soweeeeeee gotta be KJ… only KJ can satisfy me…. period!!!

    • Guys! Guys! Have you no shame? How can the mere mention of a pastry turned your imagination into the gutters!!! Me I’m into meat >>> more meat>>>more meat>>more meat>>>more meat……

      • No no no nononono!!
        bo want meat
        peipei want Park Hoon pastry heart
        everyone else want pastry KJ

        But me, I want Park Hoon in living color!! Only for me!!!

  14. “Now we just have to trust this love story will reach its sure to be blissful conclusion in a way that will make all of us cry tears of joy like we’re all suddenly Father of the Bride giving our daughter away.”

    Ohhh, now you are making me think about the end… coming soon.. too soon! I’m not ready to give up my child!!! huhuhu….

    You said if you were a billionaire, you’d finance k-dramas that star KJH and YEH? Go and buy a dozen lottery tickets tonight, will ‘ya? Don’t worry, we will all be here waiting for your koala-produced dramas!!

  15. No, I don’t want the angst to come soon… can we just go on forever and enjoy the cheesy scenes? ice cream kiss, cola kiss, forehead kiss… and all the other kisses out there…
    thanks for this!

  16. watched the raw , watched with sub-titles, read reviews blogs on other sides, but the episode does not feel real until you write it down with your thoughts at the end.

  17. I honestly do not understand why people do not like LTM but I get that is their opinion. I really enjoy your recaps of LTM and I am also really happy someone else has this as their addiction. Thank you, Koala. =) <3

  18. Thanks for this Ockoala. Reading you recap, I can actually feel what our four leads are feeling, yes even Yoon Joo. I don’t care if they changed writers or not, as long as this cuteness continue.

  19. you’re awesome koala! I and my friends are really looking up to you. Thank you for your recaps. Even when we we watched the episodes without the subs, we can still understand it because of your recaps are so detailed. A million thanks to you! We are all looking forward for the last four episodes of Lie to me as well as your cute and interesting blogs about that!

    Ah jung <3 Ki Joon Forever 🙂

  20. awesome recap!!! thank you koala!
    i’ve been sneeking a peak here and there while i was at work if you posted the recap…hehehe
    i haven’t seen it yet, but it looked amazing!
    honestly, i actually liked LTM from the very beginning. maybe because of my love of YEH…i was just happy to see her in another drama…
    one thing about this drama…i’m just glad she doesn’t look too stressed out…it looks like she was enjoying the filming…
    i worry more how the negative things will affect her and the stressed from the job…but so far it looks like she’s happy…
    and i’m just happy that she was not blamed for what the drama was not delivering early on…which i just heard since I think the drama was fine…
    i do want to see big wedding and babiessss….little aj and kj running around…hehe…even an extension of the drama!
    sigh…well, one more week to wait…
    thank you for what you’ve been doing!!! I do love this site now!!!

  21. Thank you so much for this wonderful recap. It helps me get my fix on this wonderful OTP and LTM. sigh… another long week before Monday.

  22. Lord Please have mercy on me. This is just tooo cute. OMO!!!
    Gosh, I think my favorite part of this episode was at the beginning when they were going into the limo. So cute. They had that after glow look…too bad they didnt do what animals do on the discovery channel. Heheh
    Gosh I love Ki Joon so much. Hah, loved him in the restaurant and how his and Ah Jungs love are giving both SH and YJ a constant constipated look. bahahaha mr. chen needs to forgive him because atleast he came clean….im so satisfied im scared of the next 4 eps. yaaaahhh

    • they didn’t do what animals do on the discovery channel.

      Mhahahahahahahaaha!!! You crack me, you know!!! I laugh alone, that is why my Papa think I’m cuckoo!!! LOL

      That is part of a song too, right? I remember that song!! Explicit lyrics all over!!

      Artist Bloodhound Gang
      Song: The Bad Touch

      • Did I say that me laughing alone is no longer new to my family? I’ve been certified long ago!!

      • @angelitocurioso, yeah thats it. Thats the song, totally came in my head when I saw that part and was like, ugh why look so happy when you didn’t make a home run!! heheh, sorry for my one track mind, but since I got my hugs, I want them to hop on that boat like theirs no tomorrow.

      • Totally with you!! But she want slow, so we have to bear it!! I want action, like in Coffee Prince, when he take her in his arm, and bang her, at the door!! Damn, that was HOT!!! LOL And then, they do it like they do on the discovery channel!!! LOL That song make me smile, so weird!!!

  23. Thank you Ms. Koala.. i started my day reading your awesome recap.. yes, these two love birds made my heart jump to joy. ahh, we have to wait another week to see more romantic moments from our lovey dovey Ah Jung and Ki Joon. Something’s missing though, they don’t kiss anymore. I guess because KJ is confident that AJ has her eyes for him only, & to follow her request that they take it slow.. I’m hoping for more holding hands moment, not just arm-in-arm.
    Thank you again! =)

  24. Oh my! It’s like PK fever all over again for me. this couple is making me crazy with their chemistry. i haven’t stalked BTS footages since Playful Kiss but now, it’s stalking all over again on my current favorite OTP. Hope they continue in this vein, and not get so melodramatic. It’s nice to watch a drama with two mature people trying to work things out and find joy in each other. oh no!!!! only four episodes to go! thank goodness we have Heartstrings coming soon.


  26. I thought I had already emotionally checked out of this drama but dang it, these two keeps pulling me back in. 😉

    And is it just me or did anyone else feel hot while watching KJ’s drunken Ah Jung-ahhhhh in bed while AJ was leaning over him? Tsk, tsk…the tension between KJH and YEH is so palpable its burning a hole through my computer screen!!!

    ockoala, I’m with you in wishing that these two will also get cozy in real life. Their chemistry is just so so wonderful, they MUST do something about it.

  27. Koala, really adore your recaps. Crisp, concise, very well written, captures the essence of this drama and also gives us different perspectives with the plot changes. Look forward to the last part of this fun ride with you.

  28. Thanks a million Koala for a good recaps as always. Youre ensightful, good grasp in realty of the story, I’m able to understand it better. it makes this drama more interesting and enjoyable to watch and also I enjoyed reading others comments too. I wish they will extend for more episode. LOVE……LOVE….. Have a blessed day and blessed evening to everyone….I wish it’s Monday already.

  29. Oh My!! LOVED this episode!
    I can safely say rewatching ep 11 and 12 should tide me over till 13 and 14 arrives with all the angst!

    I am appalled at Aunt who was initially so pragmatic – I can understand she wanting the brothers to be united and all – but to push KJ for the sake of the company – surely KJ is more important to her than that! I hope there is an ulterior motive to Aunt’s actions.

    SH my boy – thank you for telling YJ to let go – now she knows she ain’t got your support no more.

    KJ – pat on the back for finally being decisive and for the BEST speech EVER!
    If YJ can possibly still harbor hope then she is not only delusional – she’s downright out of her mind. If only she could be like Yoon Hae Ra and give in gracefully – and go hit a million tennis balls!

    KJ and AJ – finally! I think their hugs really give me the shivers – for it looks like we are really intruding!
    Koala – I’d like to contribute to the fund that produces YEH KJH dramas exclusively for the rest of their lives till death do they part. Account Number please. 😛

  30. Words of Wisdom:

    * Yoon Joo-Reaper

    Hope it give you hell, every time you see Ice Prince so happily in love with Civil Servant!! I hope your guts squirm and you are in such agony, that you can barely live!! Mhahahahaha *Totally Evil Laughter* I told you already, I HATE YOUR FREAKING GUTS, FROM HERE TO THE MOON!! Mhahahaha!!! *Totally Evil Laughter Again!!!

    Seriously, can you be more annoying? Now you are a stalker? Looking behind walls, and “pepping tom” around? Reaper, do you have any pride? You go crying to Botox Lady, to help you get back Ice Prince? Using your mom and your dad status to get him back? Really? What the hell did you smoke? Seriously? That shit was rotten!! OMG, have some dignity!!!

    And how the hell you dare to ask Civil Servant, if she knows how it feels to get your first love stolen!! News flash Reaper, he wasn’t stolen from you, he quit on your love, that is totally different!! You suffer from selective hearing disorder, and selective amnesia? Really? 3 years ago, Ice Prince, left you, ring in hand, and say, that he doesn’t want to be with you, for the sake of his brother. Did you forget? I don’t!! And now you come back, saying I am here, love me! WTH is wrong with you? Reaper, you need to get your shit together, and get the hell out of there. Even Demigod tell you, “hey girl, give up already!! It is time to let go!!!”

    *Sang Hee-Demigod,

    Did you found your new pieces of balls or what? Seriously, who are you? Did you grow up? In 2 episodes? Really? Thank God All Mighty for that!! I know you are hurt, I know it is sucks, but seeing you being a man, and confronting things, not running away like a wimpy kid, make my heart happy!!

    *So Ran-Pool Lady + Jae Bum-Cheater:

    Can you please, talk, and don’t throw things to your selves, seriously, get some therapy, you obviously need it!! You love each other in your unique creepy totally insane kind of way! I get it, but please, seek some help!! Please!!

    *Aunty-Botox Lady:

    Common!! Not again!! Pushing Ice Prince, to the edge? He will leave everything behind, saying to the hell with it!! I’m telling you, this time, he isn’t gonna bent!! He doesn’t want to let go! He finally found someone who sees him. Who let him be, him! Someone so dorky, so passionate, so truth to herself!! He is in love, can’t you see it? He is happy, why are you acting like a witch? Seriously, get a man, the chef Suk Bong isn’t a bad idea, and get a vacation!! Please!!!

    Ah Jung-Civil Servant + Ki Joon-Ice Prince:

    Lie is out, hell is lose, so you got to get your game together, be strong and confront everything that is coming to you!! Past is a biatch, so, he is coming to make you pay, for your mistakes!! I know you love each other, and the storm isn’t gonna be easy, and it gonna get a 100 times uglier, than that time, when the bees attack you, Civil Servant!! So please, be strong, believe in your man, believe in yourself and don’t let that biatches, Botox Lady and Reaper, fuck your happiness!! After all you deserve to be happy!! You already lost to much, you need to gain, something in return!!


    Please I want a great wedding, almost every K-drama, never get me a big wonderful, heavy wedding, PLEASE!!! I love all the changes until know, the twists and turns, but there is something that come to my mind, where the scene when Civil Servant and Ice Prince, where kids?? I can’t put that anywhere? Can you? En lights me, please!! LTM thank you for freaking me out, and giving me one hell of a ride!!

    • OMG here you go again feeding my existence with your insanity!!!! have i told you how i love you to bits??? now i am a firm believer that CRAZY PEOPLE JUST LOVES EACH OTHER SO MUCH!!! together with LTM and its mad followers (captained by ockoala, of course) you make my everyday life exciting…. thank you!!!! muwahhhh

      • @ angelito … thank you soooo much for make my day complete after my mood down due to bad comments from some “aliens” in soompi… ^^

    • Ahh I hope its just the angle. YEH, dont stress yourself out!! Ah, as if she can hear me. Tsk tsk. I’ll do it thru telepathy. Dont worry @Angelitocurioso, I got this. I’ll give her our msg through telepathy.

      • Well I do follow her on twitter, but im kind’ve scared to write in korean and i so dont want google or freetranslation to translate for me, because boy do they make mistakes heheh

  31. I was thinking if KJ attends the dinner how will he deal with YJ’s family. I have the feeling that it’s like he’s going into the trap.

    I am guessing that the airport scene is bcos of AJ’s career, she can’t take the risk from the scandal (the minister had warned her since this time he will cover for her)

    for Chairman Chen I still think that AJ or their love will fix this situation..

  32. Thanks koala…love this episode so much…the progress of their romance n how strong their love now really amaze me n make melting,laughing n crying with happy…feel like watching lovebirds reality show hahaha…so real n natural..kudos!!! I’ve watched all YEH’s dramas n this for me is her turning point being mature woman..fearless n sexy…make love her more n more!!!

  33. Thanks koala…love this episode so much…the progress of their romance n how strong their love now really amaze me n make melting,laughing n crying with happiness…feel like watching lovebirds reality show hahaha…so real n natural..kudos!!! I’ve watched all YEH’s dramas n this for me is her turning point being mature woman..fearless n sexy…make love her more n more!!!

  34. What can I say. You just made my day Koala. The recap was superb, the scene between this two loverbird just keep on tickling me in a way that I m in so into THEM. Hmmm…. can’t get enough of your beautifully recap of this drama. You really put it in such a super duper romantic words and it really touch me, tickle at the same time and really try to make us understand and as we are there too:P. Awwwww……. I wish LTM just go on and on and on just like we wanted it to be —- forever KJ and AJ. Hmmmm….but after this it will be only 4 more eps. and oh……… hope they gonna pair this two again SOON. Thanks KOala, love you…………

  35. reading all the response from your recap gave me a sigh of relief. i’m not the only one going mad with LTM. All week long it’s only LTM on my head even at work, i check a koala’s every now and then for some spoilers .

    AJ will be definitely be of help to KJ in dealing with pres chen. i just love this two being so in love with each other…

    thanks miss koala for your good work!! more power!

  36. The rampage or “rabid insanity” of LTM fans the past few weeks was in response to a possible defection of Ki Joon to Yoon Jo leaving our Ah Jung emotionally scarred and torn to pieces…

    Now that Ki Joon rose up to the challenge of proving to us that he was not fickle, double crossing jerk, LTM fans are now revelling in the romance of our OTP.

    The hugs and embraces of AJ-KJ in Episode 12 were definitely a thousand times more heart-fluttering and heart-thumping than the ice cream, cola, and forehead kisses!

    • I remember that, we wanna to skinned him alive and throw him some salt and limes!!! LOL Poor Ice Prince, but hell, he deserved it, right? he make Civil Servant cry!! That is a NO, NO, HELL NO, in my book!! I still don’t forgive him for that!!

      • Hahahah No, No, HELL NO indeed my dear! That was still wrong. But he still amazes me now a days. He went from Public enemy number one, to like awesome!! heheh. I hope him and Ah Jung keep on that honest path. That way, they can foil any nefarious plans the fish girl comes up with. Gah, Be one my OTP, be one!!

      • ughhhhh!! Fish girl, even the mention of its very existence makes me nauseous!! :@

      • oooops sorry girls, i already forgot what KJ did to our AJ in ep 8…yunno aged ahjumma like me is so simple minded. the sweetness overload of ep 11 and 12 totally erased that miserable ending part… well, i said am simple (and perverted) that the only things i remember now is KJ and AJ doing the staring-like-wanting-to-remove-each-others-clothing…or the feeding each other dessert imagining that THEY are the desserts… OR the part where the drunk and asleep KJ is just screaming to be physically abused…now, now can you blame this s*x-starved, aged ahjumma for all these thoughts??? i beg you, please forgive KJ now,huh???? he’s just smexy like hell!!! rawwwrrrrr

      • ohhhhhhhhh btw when am into “proper” ahjumma mode, i do remember the sweet conversations the OTP had. Like when KJ is wiping the water off AJ, like when they were in the balcony, like when they were on the grounds talking about their family, like when they were having a “dressed-up” dinner…I find their interactions so pure and honest that they brought tears to my eyes…and who can forget KJ’s admission to YJ on how he LOVES AJ and can’t see anyone but her…no wonder YJ collapsed after!!! (good for her, though)….and the HUGS…they just totally blew me away!!! so you see, KJ, in my books, finally redeemed himself…

      • Nah, I’m spiteful!!! I don’t forget so easily! He have to redeem himself a 1000 times, before I can forgive him, to bad Civil Servant, did it!!

      • oh dear, maybe its the age…old people like me tends to be forgiving…hmmmmmm and i am right, i should not room with you…can’t let myself be in your bad side…you’re scary!!! hahaha peace, luv!!!

      • @ mizweng

        I have a white, totally in light side, like an angel with wings and a halo, but my dark side is like Darth Vader, with the “Luke Im your father” and all!!
        Mhahahahaha *totally evil laughter* Like Doctor Evil!!! LOL

    • I haven’t actually forgiven KJ for that (even if AJ did)> Yeah Angelito I have my mean streak too! If I can have my way, he needs to suffer some more >>>>>>>>>>> please writer- PD make him suffer more>>more???? Sure he is the main lead here but aren’t they supposed to rise above difficult situations to become real heroes?

  37. Thanks Koala for the awesome headers, recaps and your thoughts!
    Really enjoy your take on the drama, completely agree with you.

    LTM is not going to please everyone… Why think so much. Just relax and fall in love with the OTP’s love story. The drama is about the OTP, if the OTP is convincing that’s already battle won, and boy oh boy, KJH and YEH is just about as perfect as an OTP can get…Totally in sync and utterly believable.

    This year there are quite a lot of good OTP, like in SG, My Princess, Best Love… KJ and AJ beats them all. PKH and Seol in My Princess was a close second though.

  38. “I won’t take it off, unless Ki Joon takes it off for me” LOL 😀

    I always like ur writing Koala 🙂 makes me giggling my self imagining our OTP making out ‘live’ in front of us hahahaha

  39. I can not explain how much im loving Ki Joon and Ah Jungs dad meeting. So adorable. Better than how I wanted it to go. hahahah Aww Ah Jungs dad is like so perfect!! It would be so fun if he knew Mr. Chen. hahah, or they meet coincidentally and hit it off hahah. Would be awesome. GAH, Mr. Chen, Just love them alright!! Stay away from the fishmonger’s dad–her whole family as a matter of fact. Oh @Koala, I forgot to say thanks for the recap. Both baby and mamma. Its so awesome. I can never get enough hehehe

    • ohhh yessssireeeeee!!! i utterly enjoyed the meet-the-dad part…KJ and dad were both hilarious!!! i LOL the entire scene…it was one of the most memorable moments for me…

      • Me to @Mizweng. Gosh it was so extremely awesome. I love it, the jealous dad and the hot boyfriend. Ki Joon’s expression after he drank the bowl had me Dieing and replaying that part. Man he is so good at being entertaining. And Ah Jungs facial expressions, I loved it. Definitely one of the most memorable.

  40. Love the way you handle the recaps, Koala. You too are adorable, just like Kang Jiwan and Yoon Eun Ye in this drama. I would really really love to see them together in real real life! They very much look good together!

  41. If KJ and AJ only get four days and three night to remember the script
    filming days and nights without proper rest You can understand that
    they are tired and lost weight.
    Compare KJ and AJ at the beginning of epi 1 and epi 11
    you can see their faces
    However, they are professional actor/actress. They do a very good
    show. KJ and AJ, all of the viewers standby you. Well done and
    good show

  42. I’m thinking things are not so simple… Aunt’s motive may not be just for the company. She told KJ that she had AJ investigated. I wonder why she had dug up?

    • just saw your post… I think I figured out part of her motives… I posted it at the end of the thread (comment #220s?).

  43. Even though I already watched episode 12, I still like to read your recap, since I really love your comments. Thank you for your hard work. AJA AJA fighting. Let’s follow YEH and KJH all the way!

  44. I love LTM no matter what others say about it being too overly done before or etc – thanks for continuing in the review & have always been a fan for both the leads – and this made my day with my cup of coffee before starting off with work 🙂 …

  45. First, I want to sincerely thank Akoala for her hard work providing these recaps….Thank you!!!
    Omo, am not sure I am happy with the possible change of the screenwriter that brought us the cola kiss. Not happy at all. Also, I am worried with new writers this late in the show, b/c all in all, this drama broils down to its satisfactory ending.
    I hope they keep Ki Joon this way, being strong in his new found happiness and not being pressured to do things that will jopardize(can’t spell that) it. I think Aunt’s next move will be to approach Ah Jung and appeal to her to separate from KJ to save the hotel, which is nonsensical. I will totally hate that.
    I felt sorry for YJ at the beginning, but she made one unforgivable mistake. She shouldn’t have allowed herself to be forced out of the country. Three years is a long time to come back and expect everything to be thesame. I had wanted her to have grown up and be mature, but she’s like a child (let’s not even talk about her dressing).
    Lastly, the brother needs to get over himself and help AJ and KJ with the Aunt issue. AJ and KJ needs to go apologize to the chairman, but really anyone that gets into a business deal for anything other than the integrity of the business is stupid. They practically forced AJ to interact and make nice with them, when she was clearly uncomfortable what with the language barrier and all.

      • I think the new writers are respectfully keeping with the characters from the original writer. Ep 10’s “Ah Jung-ah” stalker (stuffing his face at the bbq restaurant)/practical joking Ki Joon is totally the same character as the adorkable ep 11-12 Ki Joon… except he has TOTALLY let his guard down.

        I’m looking forward to the angst and love in our final episodes… but not to the finale 🙁

        Also, does anyone know what song is playing during their balcony scene from ep 11? “Like Pouring Rain” is in the chorus but I can’t find it.

      • hmmmm i think am with you here hwanhye shipper…i do believe too that KJ’s character transformation is not totally brought about by the writer change…well, it’s just natural when you are truly and maturely in-love you become selfless and sensitive to your partner’s needs…that’s why we love LTM because it depicts realistic love story between two utterly different mature people brought together by a ridiculous lie… if I was KJ. i think i would have reacted the same way from ep 1 to present…yes, even the part of running after YJ in ep8…and now that he had acknowledged his feelings towards AJ and falling deeply as each passing day, he has to show how serious he is with AJ (thus the admission to YJ)…and he has to be consistent that’s why he assured AJ during ep11 dinner that he would try hard and would only look at her for a long time…KJ. the sweetest man ever, is my kind of man!!!!

  46. How MAD am I over LTM & yr blow-by-blow account of it???
    Well, my house seems 2b in pandemonium , kids wanting things fr me,Me Not Listenin’ ,grandma talkin to me, Me Not Listenin’, helper rushing me to go somewhere , ME??? Still in PJs , squatting awkwardly on floor, in front of your good read , intensely concentrating on absorbing every delicious morsel of info . Rats!! Guess , I’v to tear myself away to answer to calls of daily grind!

  47. Yoon Eun Hye and Kang Ji Hwan,

    Please date! Please!
    You two are so darn cute together and it is so darb obvious that Mr Kang likes Miss Yoon. He may be shy and aching inside that he cannot get the courage to tell you his true feelings but Miss Yoon, help him out a little and throw him a bone. How about you return some of his stolen glances and constant ogling directed your way?
    So do us a favor and take this reel relationship into a real relationship.
    Thank you for your chemistry and overall greatness!

    Kind Regards,

    Your shipper.

    • I am with you on this…I never shipping her to any of her excostars…before til now..hell ya! their chemistry is beyond words..their eyes, body with body contact my gosh the hugging to the kisses so real..I really hope they are dating outside of drama world…I also watched many kdramas with hugged scenes…YEHandKJH overtop them all…Thanks Ockoala for best site recaps ever…as old as me, I luve to read your pov with generic, humorous sense plus your witty writting…Coming to this site like a mini pleasure reading lol for me..and I do treasure these moments..Please continue with your creating output for nonKorean speaker like us…

  48. I can never thank you more for the detailed recap. I totally agree with you on the storyline, i.e. it has 3 phases and the inconsistency of the writing sometimes. Nevertherless, I am enjoying every bit of the drama especially the awesome chemistry between the OTP. I am an ardent viewer of this drama since episode 1 and until now LTM is still the top of my list for K drama. Next is Miss Ripley, which I am starting to enjoy now.
    I also got to know of your blog after DB stop their recap and so far, you have not failed me to provide with all the excitement on LTM . Keep going Koala…. FIGHTING…….

  49. I got a chance to watch the live streaming last night though I didn’t undestand what they are really saying, except the time KJ told YJ that he loves AJ, I knew based on their actions that problems are gradually showing. I like how KJ sticks to his woman at the very last minute, which makes things even more complicated I guess. And although turn between career and love, I trust that KJ will deal with his problem wisely and keep both of love and career…This episode is indeed bittersweet…perhaps others won’t agree with me but I do love KJ’s character right now…

    Thanks for the again for the recap Koala…:)

  50. Thanks for all your hard work. I think you may need to help us all check into rehab after the 16th epi. Maybe an article on what your doing to get over your own addiction for LTM and how you are moving on (sigh!), I know I am gonna need to read it.

    Love your work, you made a fan out of me 😉

      • do they accept online reservation? i do believe i need to stay longer so i need a room all by meself or can i just request to be roomed with leishers or angelitocurioso? on second thoughts, i guess not huh???

      • @ angelito

        it’s because am afraid i’ll have relapse!!! you are definitely the craziest of the lot…what with all the song (and dance…i guess) routine every episode (and it really never cease to amaze me how you get these song references)…and the mere mention of YJ would turn you to a rabid dog threatening to send the hated YJ to God-knows-where or let her sleep with the fishes… yes, your bark is definitely worse than your bite and is detrimental to my already deranged mental health…

      • @ mizweng
        it’s because am afraid i’ll have relapse!!! you are definitely the craziest of the lot…

        That is what you think of me? That I’m the craziest?? o.O

        And the song says:

        “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet
        B-B-B-Baby, you just ain’t seen nothin’ yet
        Here’s something that you never gonna forget
        B-B-B-Baby, you just ain’t seen nothin’ yet”

        Artist: Bachman Turner Overdrive
        Song: You Aint Seen Nothing Yet

        That biatch deserved it, right? She is just a slimy crawling, little thingy, who the man already told her like a bizillion times, I DONT WANT TO BE WITH YOU, and as the slimy creature that she is, she just keeps in denial!!! Common!!! She makes my day, sour!!! Mhahahahahaha!!!

        BTW you are right!! I’m the madness most scariest, craziest, person of them all!!!

      • bwahahaha i know am right!!!! but you see i LOVE you to bits, nonetheless…can’t imagine this fun thread without you around…you are like the chili sauce for the pizza…wink wink muwahhhhhhhhh

      • @Mizweng
        Roomie!!!!!! heheheh

        @Angelitocurioso, heheh I love all these songs of yours. but what’s funny is that most of them that you put up, I have on my Ipod. heheheh
        Gosh, this show seriously have my whole entire heart. Gah I love it so much I wanna scream out every second.
        P.S, @Angelitocurioso, @Mizweng is right, you do go crazy when you hear Yoon Joo’s name heheh. I love it though. I accept it.

      • I imagine my self in solitary, with the mask and all. like Hannibal Lecter in the movie Hannibal!! Saying Hello Clarice!!! SHSHSHSHHSHSHS!!! LOL

        Mhahahahahha *totally evil laughter*

        This is madness!!!

      • Ahh I dont blame you. She just puts me on the defensive everytime her face shows up on my screen. Gah, I wish Ah Jung will be like listen here, I am in love with Ki Joon and he happens to return the sentiment. Yes your story is sad, I feel your pain, but we all go through heartache. I had one myself. But ou telling me our sad shit aint going tochange the fact that I love him or that he loves me. It sucks that it didnt work out for you, but I’m not going to lose my chance because I want you to be happy. Junshin charyeo!!!!

      • @Leishers

        OMG that post make my heart tremble, I even felt dizzy, and my respiration agitate a little, see Reaper is really getting on my nerves!!! OMG, it is totally affecting me in real-life!!! I SO HATE HER!!!!

      • Surprise!!!

        like Ajhumma’s friend in Manny!! Omo, Manny is so freaking HOT!!

    • Wait – do we really want to go to rehab? I don’t know about you but I LOVE being this crazy over an OTP and finding chingus of the same mind and squealing and marching and threatening bodily harm to various Reapers!
      A support group instead? See you at the next drama calendar maybe? Or even better – let’s just travel in a school – like fish you know – we can swim circles and spit water fountains around our OTP if they are anywhere near water or eat whatever gets thrown our way, feet encased in concrete.
      You think?

      • This is insane!!!! LOL
        People you really make my day!! Without you, I would feel all alone again, naturally!! LOL
        I love you all of you!!!

      • @ angelito – do you still love me too right? despite Park Hoon’s heart is for me ^^

      • Love you!! Always!! Despite Park Hoon!! O.o

        But, I will BE watching you!!
        Mhahahahahahaha *totally evil laughter*

  51. I have a ‘cats-got-its-cream’ face, Koala!! So happy with these two epis, yah.. we know the inconsistency within the writing etc etc but these two epis really gave us lots of Ki Joon-Ah Jung developing time which has been really lovely and fills the heart with a nice enveloping feeling!! Their chemistry and coupledom is so great. As usual your recaps are great in telling their story..letting me understand the depth of their dialogue + your personal analysis on what goes… a gem!! thanks dear! Now the long dry wait and withdrawal that’s bound to come from now till Monday… but I can see me rewatching these 2 epis over and over and over again as the antidote!! ha ha

    • Incidentally – I wanted to say your banners are truly fantastico!!! they are so nice!! Getting better & better…. these LTM ones are out of this world!

      • Aren’t they just!! My gosh, when I saw the latest lie to me one, the one with ouri Jungie running into Ki Joon’s arms, I screamed so much, my little niece came over and screamed with me. heheh shes adorbs btw. My little therapist I call her.

  52. Dad opens a bottle soju and pours Ki Joon a glass, asking him if he’s that “cherry blossom”?


    I love her Dad.. haha! 😉

    Thanks for the recaps.. You are so awesome! =P

  53. @ Koala
    Have you visited DB LTM open thread lately? There are so many antis and haters in that thread expressing how they hate and yadayadayada. The keep on bashing and ranting about the show for its flaws (which EVERYONE already knows) like a broken tape recorder. I know that the thread is to rant and rave but its more like the thread is for the haters to congregate to make fun of LTM. Even the weecapers are sarcastic and sometimes down right insulting when they weecap each epsiodes. It really dampen my mood whenever I go and show my support for the show. I know everyone is entitled to say their opinion but sometimes its just too much 🙁

    • Thank God someone else notices this too. I wish the weecapers over at DB had just dropped the show instead of wecapping it in such a disrespecful way. I clearly know they have the right to express their feelings, but one thing wrong with that is how it influences those who don’t have a mind of their own. So, theey fall in line and criticize a show that isn’t even the worst show out there. The show clearly has issues, but I have never watched a show or read a novel to experience real life. I want to feel good in a silly and fun way and LTM gives that to me. If you don’t like it, don’t watch and simply keep your negative opinions to yourself, that’s what I believe.
      It trully breaks my heart to read DB weecap of LTM and the comments that follows. They don’t realize how they influence others. I respect DB for their work, but I wish they will refrain from continuing with works they clearly have no interest in and leave it for those who will give it the heart it deserves.

      • I don’t visit DB site anymore even when they started an open thread. The thing I don’t understand is why people hate watching LTM and yet they spend time watching it, just to criticize it, or bashing YEH? I’m for one who if I don’t like a particular drama, I don’t even waste my time watching it and then spend effortless hours bashing it. Don’t these ppl has something better to do?

        On a happier note, AKP is place for all LTM lovers and HwanHye shippers. I totally enjoyed Ep. 11 & 12 especially the lovey dovey scenes between our OTP. Who can deny their on and off screen chemistry.

      • exactly.. i used to enjoy reading their past drama recaps.. but after all the bash-LTM-weecaps.. it’s kinda painful to go visit that site anymore.. it’s as if it’s only catering to LTM-haters..

        since they were kind enough to ‘consider’ LTM fans by not completely ‘dropping’ it.. then they should have been considerate ‘enough’ to write objectively.. since it is read by pro&anti LTM…

        if a first time drama viewer goes over there and read the weecaps.. they probably wouldn’t want to even TRY watching the first episodes… i should know, coz I sometimes try out new dramas based on its recaps.. it’s not at all done objectively.. just way too much sarcasm sugar coated with humor. 🙁

      • I clearly know they have the right to express their feelings, but one thing wrong with that is how it influences those who don’t have a mind of their own. So, theey fall in line and criticize a show that isn’t even the worst show out there.

        i agree with you on this. I read their comments and most of them said they have dropped LTM long time ago, some haven’t even watch it yet they post hate comments on the eps that just aired. i mean.. come on?!

      • I was disappointed…and then I thought, why do I even bother going there anyways?!;) go LTM!!!woohoo….;)

    • I think it just the people who are recaping in there is the problem, they don’t recap that good unlike Koala, he/she giving thoughts and the recaps are good. So it’s like they are just posting open threat in Lie to me to just post something in Lie to me. So I think there’s no hard work for them. That’s why what they are posting is what people response to their work.

      • Im on the same boat with all of you.. DB just post the weecap just to vent her frustrations in LTM and that post create an anti fan for LTM..Those people who dont have their own mind and just agree to whatever DB negative comments are so disappointing…For me,if you dont want it, dont watch it…and dont make a recap or a stupid full of negative and low blow weecap…

    • I noticed the feel of the LTM open threads on DB too. Everybody is free to their own opinions … If I don’t like what I see there – I just avoid it and steer clear instead of reading and getting embroiled and frustrated with it. I’m happy with the playground…

    • i still read DB open thread but didn’t read the comments anymore so i don’t know about the anti LTM comments.i try to focus only to the simply,baby or….(i don’t know how to decripe DB open thread)recap.however, i’m really glad that DB dropped LTM recap. if they didn’t drop it maybe i wouldn’t know koala’s playground n realize she makes great recap too. now i always waiting not only the recap but also baby recap, preview or everything about LTM that i would never find it in DB. thank you koala’s but still i will (eventhough i adore you ) never give KJH to you, i marked him since he lead “be strong geum soon”…. sorry unnie….please don’t hate me ^___^ and keep your good work.YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hwaiting

  54. Love you Koala xD you’re website is the best place to get interested in korean dramas, this website is like korean drama land. Thanks for the recap. <3 xD getting more and more excited in the next episode.

  55. thank you ms.koala for this!!! your recap and thoughts made me shed some tears…without watching the episode yet, I can already feel what our lovebirds are going through…gosh, you perfectly summed up everything!!! ms. koala i kiss the very ground you walk on!!! It goes without saying that I TOTALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID…muwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    I just love episode 11 and 12…i love how the love story is progressing… waughhhhhhhhhhh it hurts to think that we are gonna say goodbye soon to this drama and to our OTP… sniff sniff

    • hehe true. Did you see in Koalas screen capture? I got the hug i’ve been waiting for . How awesome is that? I wouldnt mind ep 13 starting off with Ki Joon and Ah Jung waking up in bed together at Ki Joon’s house. Would be soooo HAAAWWWT!!!

      • @ Leishers

        I lurve how your mind works!!! Really!!!
        Boom Shaka Waka Pow Pow!!
        Kissy-Kissy, Huggy-Huggy, Bang-Bang!!

      • yeah!!! i was thinking who was that crazy who asked for the hug??? it’s you lucky you…and you got plenty….now, are you sure you’re not chummy with the new writers? or better still, part of the writing team?….hmmmmmmmm…..oh well writers, when shall i get my boating wish???

      • @Mizweng
        I wish I was chummy with the writers, because I would sooo tell them to get onto the boating scenes with Superman’s thor’s and flash’s speed combined into awesome speed already heheh. Im expecting some serious boating from ep 13. Or 14. But 13 would be perfect and understandable. I mean, that ending deserves to start with some SEEEXXSSSY! hehehe

    • Please… don’t remind me that it’s ending soon… I’m already feeling the withdrawal syndrome and it hurts…wwwaaahhh!!! I’m not going to see HKJ & GAH anymore…sniff…sniff… LTM what did you do to me???!!!

      • @ Maja, I understand and feel your pain. I dont like thinking about *that-which-shall-not-be-said* either. Because there wont be anymore Yoon Eun Hye. I mean Kang ji hwan already has a movie lined up, but YEH dont have an announcement saying if she has one lined up or not.
        But what keeps me sane, whenever I think about *that-which-shall-not-be-said* is the fact that AFS(Koala I really love AFS By the way) Yoon Joo will get hers, and Ki Joon and Ah Jung will have what they deserve and it better include some serious Boating!!

  56. I know this will happen, again! A few winks can cost u 93 unread comments. We are so hooked in this LTM land of KOALA there’s nowhere else to go but HERE! Ockoala you are the man! Woman!

    Yeah I’ m ready for the angst@@@@ cause after every angst is the resolution and damn @@ end of the story! Then LTM will just be a sweet memory, a painful yet pleasurable past . . . . .

    Dear Koala,

    Sign me up for a full rehab program after ep 16. My passport and ticket are ready! Yours truly, BO

    • It would be a good experience for all of us junkies to meet at KOALA’s rehab playground!! Just be ready for the worst >>>>>>>>>> we may never recover at all!!!!

      Who knows our world may turn upside down and comes out to be “normal” and the outside world “AB NORMAL” Huh!!

      • Freak me with a spoon Koala!!
        I so wasn’t expecting this, which makes it even better. Man, How I can not wait for the awards. Gah, too bad they cant reenact the kiss at the awards like at the american awards. Brings back memories of the note book kiss reenactment. How I loved that. And its so cool that you have the GG couple and now the HH couple. hahah though the GG one wins in that, since its the same word.

    • Haha, you guys have a ways to go to match the intensity of the GG-shippers after M3 ended. I ended up creating discussion forums for them to congregate. Comments total of upwards of 7000 in just a few months.

      I’ve been thinking of things to do for our HwanHye Couple. It’s going to be a bumpy ride once LTM ended. When M3 ended is actually when the GG-fervor exploded because MGY-JGS attended the KBS Drama Awards and proceeded to make moon eyes at each other all freaking night long.

      It’s impossible to RL ship any drama couple unless BTS footage and other media reports clearly show the undeniable affection between a couple. It’s there for the GGs, and it’s there for HH as well. I stake my eyeballs on it.

      If HwanHye ever did an award show together and behaved like the Geunies did, I will literally DIE right then and there from sheer happiness alone.

      • You are really God sent Sistah (if I may call you that). I was really expecting that, else how do we deal with all the over spilling emotions LTM had evoked from all of us?

        Now i can see a future. Award nights be damned! We will have our day and Koala will lead the way!

      • you just wait for the next awards show when they accept Best Couple and Best Kiss Awards!!!

        *screaming in total happiness*

        OMG, *speechless*
        I just want smores!!!

      • And I hope they will show a video of their kiss (cola kiss) in the award in best kiss award! I’m really sure that they will win. I’m totally gonna die if ever happened that.

  57. koala.. you put words on my feeling for this drama.

    I’m sooo with you that the HUGS is THE BEST HUGS in all kdramaland. It’s full on embrace from both of them, not just the male lead hug and the female lead stand stiffly without with both hand hanging on the side of her body.

    For the next two weeks, I’m camping here on your playground and ready to have a blast with you!

  58. I think this show brings back good/bad memories for many of us. Atleast for me, who have had their first love crushed. I was in AJs place, first love falling for a friend and then rubbing it in your face. you would think the guy is love of your life and then he does not have the same feelings he had for you three years ago, you realize that you are still stuck in teh same place and he has moved on with his life, as much as we hate YJ, i think that is the reality of life, and if we take a vote, many of us have been thereand done that. Some at the giving end,some at the recieving end.

    Ithink the reason i am able to connect to the show mostly is the way love hurts and how people change with time, its teh same thing i got connected to SG, Binnie unable to meet his love coz he has pressure from his family, I think it suddenly makes me feel sad , though caught in the moment and am shipping the OTP , it drives home some old flames. aaaahh.

    life and its cruelity

    • Nobody says that life is a fairy tale, but you have to give, to take. You have to lose, to gain. You have to fall in love, fall out of love, and then fall in love again. Life is like a roller coaster, sometimes your are on top, sometimes your are on bottom, but almost all the way, is never a straight line. But is one hell of a ride! it brings you, joy, happiness, sadness, it can make you cry, but it can make you laugh until hurts. Life is so unpredictable, you never know what the hell is happens, five minutes, from now.

      I love a movie called -500 Days of Summer- it is the story of a boy, who meets a girl, fall in love with her, but when that love turn sour, he reflects on, every detail of their relationship, and how it end. And then, how to start again!!

      And the song says:

      “Sweet disposition
      Never too soon
      Oh reckless abandon,
      Like no one’s watching you

      A moment, a love
      A dream, a laugh
      A kiss, a cry
      Our rights, our wrongs”

      Artist: The Temper Trap
      Song” Sweet Disposition

      **This song is part of the OST of the movie 500 Days of Summer**

      Life is that, a moment, a laugh, a kiss, a cry, a sweet disposition!!!

  59. Thanks for the recap Captain my captain!

    Looking for angelitocurioso, leishers, peipei, silver and madkdr……=)…..miss yah all!

    • Hi! I was here when there were only 27 comments! Now!
      I really can’t wait to see ep 12 even without subs – I just open Koala’s recap and if I really need to know what was said I read her recap then rewind and watch again!
      I know, I know – it’s madness but – who cares- right?!
      And if like Koala says – HwanHye makes goo goo eyes at each other outside if the drama – I’d have died and gone to heaven!

    • agree, i do not know whats worse, that we will see two more episodes in two weeks, or the show is getting closer to end in two episodes.

      Dates to remember – June 20, 21, 27, 28

      • I guess we all hope that even if LTM ends, we’re all hoping that the otp of KJH and YEH continue offscreen..=)

      • The only thing that is acceptable to me and that will keep me in good spirits after this show is over is when yeh and kjh announce they are a couple thru their agencies and our own koala breaks the news to us here. Then i will believe there is fairness on earth atleastbon the other side

  60. thanks a lot…koala i really love ep 12, full of love between the two lead character and yes i cant help but wish they really end up for real, please update us from time to time

  61. KJH-YEH for best otp ever, best kiss ever, best hug ever, all we need is best make-out session ever for them to sweep it all!

  62. Thank you very much for the recap.

    So much love.Sigh,you’re right.I love the couple moments but the hugs.The hugs are the best.Do you think it’s because they actually hug?I remember a few dramas when the guy hugs and the female OTP just puts her hang loosely on his bag.Meh.

    The KJW-YEH hugs are the BEST.I jolly well hope they are so used to contact with each other that they CAN’T stop seeing each other AFTER the drama ends.

    I will even go to DC and post something if that happens 🙂

    • Start a petition on DC To assure YEH KJH that they will not have antis nor be hounded to death if they got together – just that we’ll want to watch from afar and be all happy and warm inside and to let us sigh in bliss that all is well with the universe 😛

    • Hi ck1Oz! Yeah I believe that’s an actual hug > > I mean they actually kissed so what’s an added warm hug>>> huh!

      Pardon my French, but what is DC and why is it that significant? No hurry, I’ll just be waiting at the camp > > > > counting sheep > > > oh no sheep at koala land only chingus> > > counting backwards 100 chingus, 99 chingus, 98 chingus, 88 chingus, 78 chingus , ,

  63. thanks koala! 🙂 haven’t been watching, but i still get to find out what’s happening through your recaps, yey!

  64. hallo koala,
    thank you so much koala, i really enjoy your recap….. everyday after i going back from my daily activity i always open my laptop and visited the internet just to see the latest new about LTM drama … from your site, coz you are always up to date …. i agree that YOON EUN HYE and KANG JI HWAN surely had an over chemistry, from the way they see each other and from the way he huged miss yoon eun hye…loved that scene at last i could see KJ hugs AJ … i do hope they will be a real couple in real life, they match each other… :)…..coz i see that KANG JI HWAN a caring person and i saw from the bts that he shows his care to YOON EUN HYE hope the best for them both, and i hope there will be another drama where them both become the main cast….i cant wait for the next episode it’s 4 more episode left, hope it will a beautifull ending between AJ and KJ they will get married and had a children….. :P… them both….for koala keep the greatest working guys, coz you are my one and only to see the recap for my addicted to K-DRAMA….. for me still “LIE TO ME” my number one drama…. ;p…..

  65. @ angelito …. where r u gurl?? You should joing soompi LTM forum… there’s a YEH fan is very dissapointed with LTM and wrote how bad LTM .. and now they’re “fighting” each … hahaha it’s sooooooo hot in there… I, personally, really mad to read the comments. I know we must respect others opinion, however, this time it’s just too overboard..

    here’s one of the line from his/her (i don’t know the gender) comments:5-
    ” What about the “Psycho B’ ex-girlfriend,” why do we need to endure another useless “Codependent” Female???????”
    ” The main lead has been an absolute “Ahole” all along and then “Wamm” he wakes up after being a ‘Two Timing” Idiot and turn into “Prince Charming.”

    • I’m not to far from that, because, I hate Reaper’s guts too! I wanted her sleeping with the fishes!! I know as fans we have to hate, yet understand Reaper’s feelings. Did I sound so awful? I wonder? o.O

    • peipei78, I’m a big fans of YEH and I can tell you that the person you’re called a “YEH fan” at soompi isn’t a real YEH fans. A TRUE YEH fans doesn’t do that kind of act. Bashing & belittle his/her idol publicly. Yes I understand he/she disappointed with the drama outcome, I felt it too in the beginning of LTM. But since my love for YEH is bigger than that, I can overlook it and enjoy LTM instead. Now I’m addicting to it. What I’m talking about is that a TRUE fans have to take whatever condition their idol is in (be that good or bad) and love her/him the way she/he is unconditionally. That’s what YEH mean to me. So don’t take his/her rant into your heart.

      • ditto..I’m with u…they not the real YEH fans..because being warrior has to support YEH till end..whether is good or bad n must respect every YEH decision..n till now she never disappoint LTM her acting is what else you can ask for???

      • Im a YEH fan. I take her as she is, Even if she wants to have a one-night-stand with Kang Ji Hwan…ahem,*clears, throat and looks around* guess thats my own path for her. But I dont think anyone has a reason to be disappointed with YEH. I mean, ok the show isn’t filled with so much intricate plotting and superb story telling, but what has that to do with YEH? She pickes the show because she likes it. Its fun and breezy. She enjoyed what its all about. And Gah I love that she pics a character who isn’t all damsel in distress, who cant live without a guy, and who takes shit from everyone because they are just so ever freaking polite *sorry Gil Ra Im–I still love you though*.
        But YEH’s character is strong and plagued with evryday worries and flaw. her self esteem is kinda shot but, she pulls it through. But..where was I? I got so passionate I lost track.
        Oh yeaah i remember. People should be happy with the fact that Yoon Eun Hye is a freaking great actress and she’s breathing life into this character. Not just anyone can do that. So these ppl need to stop complaining about the drama. there is more than one show on tv, so if you dont like LTM, go watch Best love or ripley or that town one. And while your bashing a show, someones hard work : whether or not its up to your taste, just remember that “You probably cant do better.” The writer is a new one, and while she has passion, she’s obviously headed on the right path, writing what she wants, she just needs to learn from mistakes and she will become a better writer.

      • haha..u guys really YEH warriors! cool…

        that person is already put “white flag”… after most of YEH warriors and LTM’s fans ‘attacking’ his/her comments. hahaha…
        including me!
        therefore, think before u act…

        I, personally, like her but not thaattt much. It just I’m a “seasonal fans” hahahahaha…. I’m so easy to get please with those beautiful and handsome faces of korean artists, especially when they played an awesome stories.
        If u ask me which actors and actrees I love the most… NONE! hahahaha… I just love GOD’s creatures…

      • @ Leishers: one nite stand of our OTP??? couldn’t agree more LOL… love it!

  66. One comment for those other websites that they are recapping Lie to Me: They are totally not good in recapping, there’s no love in their work that why many people who are reading their recaps are getting disappointed, Koala is really the best, you will see love on his/her works. I keep on reading only in this websites that’s why I didn’t get influence to other people and to other websites, especially in dramabeans, really disappointed to his/her wee cap, he/she didn’t say some of the sweet moments in the episode, the hug scenes, holding hands or their embarrassing faces in some scenes. I say no LOVE to their work. I totally gonna stay to Koala.

  67. Thanks for recap! After yesterday episode, I need to come out of my lurker mood! Yesterday’s LTM is overloaded with so many touching moments! I think I’m such a hopeless shipper for AJ and KJ/ YEH and KJH – I keep rewatching their scenes and smiling to myself what great pairing they really are! I need more of their BTS!! I can’t be bothered with the negative/sarcastic criticisms anyway – it’s simple- if they don’t like it then don’t watch.

    Oh the drama’s ost are really good as well – especially the one that goes ‘i love you and i need you like pouring rain’… seems like noone is able to find out the title of this song…

  68. I really love this site. So happy that i’ve found this. I’ve been visiting ‘that’ other blog site, i was a fan then, but when i read their ‘weecap’ on kdramas they thought was not well-written, i was disappointed. Because of that, haters keep on coming ’cause they thought they found an ally in that blog.. Anyway, really glad i’ve found this one..

  69. puffff… why?? why all i can see after this epi is just hurdle by hurdle for this OTP??? Such a common scene in any Kdrama.. Obstacle, can it just disappear just for this sweet couple? Can the PD-nim n writer-nim just let them drown in love , get married and happily ever after??

    aunty; YJ : SH; Chen:; I’m warning u, if u hurt AJ n KJ, i will not let u go easily.
    u got that???!!!

    • regardless we like it or not, there will be hurdles for them.. something which kdrama will not miss out.. haha of course my wishful thinking is that the next 4 epi will be all about them having make out scenes, making cute mini aj/kj and this cycle goes on LOL anyway, since this is a romcom, i think it will not be a sad ending… i hope =D

  70. thanks for the recaps koala. this is your playground and you can lay whatever ground rules you like. we, as your guests, will have to abide by the rules if we want to play here. don’t be swayed by those unreasonable demands. i also wish they would stop saying such things about jb. it is her blog and her prerogative.

  71. thanks for the same day recaps:)
    i hope you had the same whit city hunter i also love that drama but i have to waite 3or 4 days for recaps ok.
    this ep was to sweet just lake yesterdays i love how the dad y him act in front of echoder i so love them y love the drama 🙂

  72. YJ – I can’t believe she keeps up this charade. She clearly doesn’t love him, because if she did, she’d want him to be happy. And to echo something other people have mentioned – what is wrong with her parents??? Don’t they want their daughter to be happy? How can pushing KJ against his will make anyone happy? If I was her mom, I’d do my best to help her to move on to someone better and more suitable.

    Aunt – I agree with everyone who said that she seems very willing to sacrifice KJ but always gives SH a lot more leniency. I want her to trust KJ (being that he’s the president of WG) and have him come up with a proper solution to win back Chen’s favor — sans using a “business marriage” to get it. KJ is more than capable with his smarts to come up with at least some kind of solution – and I hope that the writers put that into the story. I’m sooo tired of the standard plot line where it has to be a choice between love or business. Chairman Chen seems to be written such that he values genuine love and marriage and if his character was consistent, I would think that he would be highly against a marriage that wasn’t because of love but for business benefits. Sure KJ’s career is on the line, but if he came up with a solution, I don’t think it would lessen the “sacrifice” that everyone is looking for.

    KJ & AJ — I love you guys. I have read lots of comments about people not believing in their love story. I personally think it’s quite genuine now and they are so cute in love. I just want AJ to go and see the models that KJ likes to build. I always thought that KJ was a lot more dorky and fun then he ever let himself be. Too much responsibility and the need to grow up so fast… he just shelved that side of himself until AJ kinda just slowly drew that out in him. I absolutely can’t get enough of our cute Ah-Ki couple!

  73. I can’t even think about LTM ending soon. I’m a huge Yoon Eun Hye fan, and I remember when there’s virtually no news about her for months. It was horrible. It sucks waiting…

  74. Thanks for the recap…You and LTM made my day..I love again every single minutes of it and of course this episode even more…I need rehap after 16 (if they still not extent)..Oh dear, can not get enough of KJ AJ, love them sooooooo much.The character was so real and the chemistry is awesome…I swear I’ve never been this addictive…save me LTM

  75. Oh – i also wanted to mention that I love the first part where KJ and AJ get into the limo to leave — hotness!!! Super cute. And I just can’t help be replay the part where AJ thinks the lights are pretty and KJ is behind still plugging them in and stuff and she sees him. Ridiculously cute!! Smiling and laughing with them all the way.

    Me too – I am going to miss HwanHye couple especially YEH – sniff sniff. Will be rewatching LTM like crazy.

  76. thank you for the recap i’m anxiously waiting for your recaps, i simple love how you write precisely and accurately wrote each episode with much conviction and emotions.
    love how KJ – AJ relationships is turning out. i felt and saw how KJ is sincerely showing AJ his feelings. after all the upside down, the conflict, the pain, disappointments from the moment they first met and now falling in love makes me envy the OTP so much! how i wish it’s for real! 🙂
    as for YJ, i feel her pain but she have to pick up her attitude and try to move on with her life. she’s an intelligent woman and pretty and everyone will have her for a wife. she doesn’t have to put the guilt on AJ bcoz in the first place AJ didn’t steal anything from her. YJ and KY already ended their relationship when AJ came in KJ life. no one is to be blame. the four of them are living a different and strange life from one another it just happen that KJ and AJ worlds collide and bring out the fireworks!
    SH, poor SH for the 2nd time his ego, heart was crushed into pieces and flushed down the toilet. it’s unbearable to experience pain for the 2nd time with the same situation. poor, poor SH if only i can do something for you.
    Aunt, i know you like AJ for KJ but for the moment your mind is over the business that’s why you haven’t seen how KJ is in cloud nine, i know after all this is over you will glad to have AJ as part of the family.
    no amount of words can describe how at the end of this epi KJ and AJ comfort each other. how they express deeply the importance and love for one another. i just can’t help but to have that wide grin in my face just looking at them.
    for me, “Jungie + cherry blossom” = fate, love <3<3<3

  77. thank you so much for the recap!!! OMG, I can not tell you how anxious I became at work, AND how SLOW the clock was counting the hours, minutes, seconds, I had left before I can get home and read the recaps and still watch it RAW!;) Love It Love It Love It!!! when people mention some of the bad writing, I think, “what bad writing?” then it hits me…”ah, yeah there was some bad/could’ve been writing”…BUT, what can you do when just watching the OTP of the LTM just melts your heart, keeps you sighing and dying for more??!!!…So looking forward to the next episodes and sad that it will be ending soon….

  78. I don’t know why people do not like this drama. I love it (your recap anyways), especially since it keeps getting better and better. Thanks for continuing to recap it.

    Being talk is also about being able to put your carry-on in the overhead.

  79. Your site just proves that the essence of watching dramas isn’t primarily for cerebral battle purposes but for entertainment warming the heart.

    Your recaps are like sunshine for a lot of people . It definitely warmed mine.
    Many thanks !

  80. I have only been reading recaps on LTM, and have been a big fan of AKP due to M3 and just wanted to say that i really appreciate all of your hard work; along with everyone else here. just wanted to drop a post stating: “how the F did SBS and KBS manage to create such crap script for both LTM and M3, where both dramas have really amazing actors/actress and talent on their team! what a stinking shame!” really, they should be embarassed.

    • I little bit agreed with that, in the few first episodes of lie to me episodes 1-8 was really good written but it suddenly goes down, no offense but it seems that what happened, I read awhile ago that the writers has been changed since episode 11, I was really expecting something really but I can still say episode 11 and 12 are just okay. And this recaps making me to pull up from my disappointments. And I really like the recaps in here, thanks by the way Koala.

      • i just find it ironic that it happened to both LTM and M3. both had writer swaps, and both started off strong then went a little amok half way through. however, the fan base remains strong due to their love and adoration for the actors/actresses. 🙂 its just such a waste of talent and great couple on screen presence. i’m most regretful about that for both dramas. i can see both couples being epic for a drama that has a stronger script writer.

      • I really hope that in the next episode will make us get more interested in Lie to me, so that the haters will stop bothering Lie to me. But you know lie to me is just okay not that boring if you find it that it’s not that good. If I can only say to haters that Lie to Me is not boring to watch, it’s one fine kdrama. And besides no one will like Lie To Me if it’s really that boring.

  81. by the way, my comment wasn’t intended on getting anyone pissed. i think everyone in both dramas are amazing and i adore them (esp my JGS and MGY); however, the flaws within the scripts for borth dramas are obvious and prominent. if not for the OTPs, both dramas wouldn’t have had made it.

  82. I just returned from visiting DB’s site and I have no energy left. None. Zoro. Err. I meant Zero. Nada. So all I’m going to say is THANK YOU ockoala for your honest recap. It’s very much appreciated by the Lie To Me fans! I love reading your recap, because even if there’s some negative comments, you always back it up with a good analysis and constructive criticisms 🙂

    • When I discovered the other recap first I think they professional n mature writers…but when they recap LTM n change it to open thread…I felt very disappointed…how come good writers can turn to third rate reporters n maybe worst?? When they hate a drama they also want readers/viewers hate that too..very disrespectful manners…of course everyone has rights to speak their mind n I respect it…never mind..we still have Koala..our saving grace…LTM still the best for me ^.^

    • i was just about to head there but ur comments stop me. agree with Totallyliar, this playground is the world with no wars 🙂

    • I agree with you guys… I respect everyone’s taste in dramas and if they dont like it, its ok, but please dont trash it! The mood here is really possitive! thanks!

      • Hi Totallyliar,

        I found Koala website information given by you at DB website. I dont go there anymore. Both the writer`s and viewers comments are depressing.


  83. Hi AKoala THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for providing us everyweek of your very much talked about RECAPS…one word to describe it AWESOME!!! that’s why I would always wait for your recap (baby and full episod) before and after watching each episodes. I am a SeGa shipper but I got totally hooked with KJW and YEH not only because they are good actors but they have amazing and ooozing real romance kinda type of chemistry…even in BTS you can feel their chemistry… i love their couple dressing it sets the mood and the tone of scene. you are right episode 11 and definitely most part of episode 12 are about OTP, its their time to show their captivating character though both started not that much good but i think the changing of the writer really do them good although they have a hard time for sure doing the shoots because its like a writer submitting his article the last minute before the publication so all of them are under pressures no wonder YEH get thinner every week…though KJW still looks good and sauve all the time. can’t wait for the last 2 weeks and feeling sad knowing this kdrama would end soon. how I wish we could ask SBS to extend it even up to episode 20 or 30 if that’s not too much to ask…i don’t know why some people don’t find this LTM a nice drama i guessed they have a hard time junderstanding romance with a touch of comedy…but really from episode 1 up to ep 12 i have not much complaint because their aim is to entertain the viewers so they know that they can not please everybody…however if people are not satisfied and they dont have good things to say about i think its better to just sealed their lips. as the saying goes…less talk less mistakes….have a nice day everyone and God bless..

  84. @ockoala
    After watching ep12 over and over (first reading live recap by soulrebels, then reading your mini-cap, then watching raw Viki feed, then reading your recap, then now watching 90% subbed viki feed), I realized that Aunt wants to perpetrate a lie about a good relationship with Yoon Joo’s family in order to get business deals. This sort of deceit, which is often seen in many business deals in reel/real life, is what Aunt wants Ki Joon to learn (and has been hinting at it throughout LTM).

    But Ki Joon’s business methods are all about sincerity and plain truth. I think I see why he keeps gravitated towards Ah Jung, how AJ’s trip to Jeju (and their convos) play a role in the grand theme of the show, and where the original and new writers might be taking us in the last few episodes.

    Now how will Aunt take all that and react to it? Don’t know yet… that’s still an area of worry. And I also wonder if they’ll revisit some the bits of deceit/lies going on within Hyun hotel management (resort problems, Manager Park’s executive meeting). The ominous music is there, but so far it hasn’t blown out to make any sense yet.

  85. I don’t know about other people, but I really really love epi 11 & 12. Yes it kind of cheesy, but this “cheesyness” I like. KJH & YEH chemistry when these two on a screen together is really burning. The way they act, be that sad, happy, worry, angry etc, are so related to the viewers. It’s just like watching KJH & YEH in real life rather that their character. So no wonder many people ship them as a couple IRL cause they act so natural. I applaud them for being so standout despite of mediocre writing. That’s what I call good actor/actress.
    Watching these two interact (on & off screen) make me love them even more. And I’m dreading the moment when this drama is over.
    Love your witty & funny recap Koala. We love you 🙂

  86. thanks koala i just been to DB site and what a let down that’s why i can say that ur totally awesome because ur comments are adorable and witty i just love it this is a light and funny drama not the heavy and soul searching drama what do u expect so ppl just chill it out and just be happy we have 2 great actors out there working their butts out to give us the best love story ever YEH and KJW loooooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee u guys to bits and salute to u too koala

  87. I wanted to let you know Ms Koala that this is a pretty good drama. But the only reason I am commenting is Park Ji Yoon – OH MY GOD this is the most beautiful woman I have seen in Korean Entertainment. I am enjoying cause of her and Kwon Se In (adorable) and Sung Joon (killer smile). But I was captivated by your comments and recaps so here I am at ep 10 not caring about otp but because this woman (PJY) is gorgeous.

  88. thanks for a recap. there is no exact word to describe how thankful i am coz you made my day a interesting one. i love HH and GG so much. love the chemistry they have.

  89. ah…i just got back from work, reading ur recap happily (smiling like an idiot), half way i realized, i forgot to download the ep. Gah! stupid, stupid me.
    On another note, when you mentioned that the Aunt pressured KJ but kept on giving SH some slack, i just realized that’s what some parents do to their 1st born (set them out to be responsible and obedient) but totally clueless on how to handle the 2nd one (who almost always become rebellious).
    i’ll come by again (and again) to check for more LTM news. thanks Koala!

  90. OMG, I just realize that the song in the scene when clumsy Cheater (aka Jae Bum) runs in slow-mo to Pool Lady (aka So Ran) is The Power Of Love!!!

    And the song says:

    “Cause I am your lady
    And you are my man
    Whenever you reach for me
    I’ll do all that I can
    We’re heading for something
    Somewhere I’ve never been
    Sometimes I am frightened
    But I’m ready to learn
    Of the power of love”

    Artist: Celine Dion
    Song: The Power Of Love

    Totally their song!!! Coz she is your lady, and he is your man!!! Mhahahaha

  91. Our wonderful playground! tx Koala for yor recaps, stills and all the info you give us! you make laugh with your inputs.
    We all share the same addiction for LTM, that´s the most important thing at the end of the day!

  92. BTW, does anyone knows the name of the song that goes like: I love you and I need you like pouring rain… very beginning of epi 12
    Please let me know @Lie to Me ~ 내게 거짓말을 해봐 facebook page 😛
    gumawo chingus!

  93. dear ockoala eonni 😀 thanks for the recaps!!! I always love how you wrote the recaps because they’re so detail and you even put pictures. I really hope this drama wont end so soon :'(( I hope SBS would kindly extend this drama. Waiting for the new episodes of this drama makes me crazy, but I become more crazy when I know the drama will be finished in 4 next episodes :(((((((

    anyway, a few hours ago I saw the animation of AJ running and hug KJ on the top of your blog. It’s a good one!! 😀 😀 I wonder, can you share the animation with me? teeheee I really like the animation it’s so sweet (><) <3

    enjoy your day, Liars 😉

  94. Many thanks Okoala, your thoughts were very well written and your ability to see the nice perspective of the negative comments from those viewers are very much appreciated. Likewise I am looking forward to next episode of LTM.

  95. where can i watch episode 12.?? i need to see it now cause i have need to be in our school early in the morning… GST +8:00 time zone… i will be glad if you’ll just tell me the site, not the link coz it may slow down this webpage… thanks! :))

  96. “he wants her to tell him. What she ate, how she feels, if she cuts or perms her hair because she’s in a bad mood, how many times she washes her hands a day, he wants to know everything.”

    Uh – carefull, Ah-jung! Sounds like a very obsessive stalker man to ME! Someone ever watched Obsession? *lol* I always thought that Ki-joon gives the vibe of “What’s mine is MINE.” (evertime he just TAKES Ah-jung away, where, when and from whom he wants)

    the PDs must have been blind to NOT see the 200% chemistry between the leads, I’m glad that the writers have changed. Though I don’t envious them for cleaning up the mess of the first writer(s). The audience never forget the last one…

    I also was swooned by the hugs – although it’s just HUGGING, but hey, you’re only being able to hug someone with full body contact if you really feel confortable with him like his smell must be good and his body must be the perfect form for your body. But maybe it’s just me thinking like that…
    Based on that acting I’d say KJH & YEH like each other a lot. *ggg* They both are old enough and thank god actors but no idols so they could date if they want to – theoretically. I’d be glad for them since I’ve read recently that KJH’s last relationship has been over 2 years ago. And he isn’t that much older than her.

    What’s with korean dramas and passing out because of love ache and ending up in hospital? I’m passing out of stress all the time and sleep 3 days then get back to work/life. LOL.

    Thanks you, koala for your awesome recap! Though I’m not happy about how the writing is done in this drama, I still stick to the drama till the end! 😀

    • KJ wants AJ to tell him everythings because he knows that
      AJ KEEPS THINGS TO HERSELF. YJ lies to her that
      KJ and YJ get marry. KJ aunties always gives KJ girlfriends
      (those not her own choice). YJ follows them to Jesu and meets
      AJ to stay away from her man(KJ).
      After AJ ASKS KJ over the phone if he knows Senator Park???
      KJ runs to AJ and hug her because he knows that his auntie
      YJ and her family are planning KJ TO MARRY YJ to trade in
      the business for President Chen
      This is my guess and hope you are not upset

  97. i’ve noticed that most of the music that has been played in episode 11 & 12 are new (well. not really new but songs that you never expect to be played, ie power of love)… for me, the music editing has changed a lot, and for the good. :))

  98. Wow, 257 comments! I guess I’m the last one today. Gee, I used to be in the first ten or twenty but I had an exam today so there. Good thing there is a baby recap to have my fix this morning and can leave my LTM campsite, but you just can’t imagine the will power I had in trying not to turn on my notebook to check for this recap. I’m a crammer, always have, so panic mode + will power = turned on this notebook just now, and my, what Bliss!!!

    Thank you for this recap ockoala unni! Ogled the screencaps of our OTP, my goodness, they are just so cute, so sweet and so beautiful together! My, and we only have four episodes left? Can’t there be more episodes to make us see the future with little Ji Hwan or Eun Hye, er, Ki Joon or Ah Jung holding dad and mom’s hands while happily walking along the cherry blossom lane (with falling cherry blossoms too)? That would surely be nice…

    Well, I guess the real hero here would be Sang Hee who would really be the fairy godmother he claimed to be, only it’s not for Ah Jung but for his dear ol’ brother whom he wants to be happy. He’d be the advocate. I can see that now. I’m really getting nervous for next week’s episodes.

    Well, I remember answering the exam awhile ago and came across something that I’ve never seen in any way, shape or form, but the question was there staring at me and I couldn’t even guess the answer that I was tempted to write “Hyun Ki Joon loves Gong Ah Jung!!!”. Maybe a little push and a little craziness and I would have done that. Why would they just not give kdrama questions which I could answer with my eyes closed and have a high distinction mark in all of them! Acad is all craziness. I’m just so glad kdramas keep me sane (or is it the other way ’round? mwa ha ha ha!)!

  99. Thanks for the recap, ockoala. If DB hates LTM so much, they should have just stop recapping it.Why continue on to bash it left, right centre? Nearly every sentence they spew in their recaps is tinged with sarcasm and negativity. One man’s meat is another’s poison so if you don’t like it, stay away….let the rest enjoy a simple romcom. Thankfully, we have a bunch loyal LTMers in this playground.

    • I stayed away from that site after they started with the open thread since I’ve felt that it would just spoil my watching LTM.

      I guess the best thing to do is to avoid reading their write-ups about LTM since everyone’s aware of the not-so-nice comments or whatnot that they have written about the series if you don’t want to be disappointed.

      I watch shows because I enjoy watching them and drop them if I don’t anymore.

  100. dear ockoala unni..thank you for the awesome recap. I’m usually a silent fan of LTM and other dramas but after this episode..i can’t hold my thought.

    I love this drama because it’s simply easy to be digested :). it doesn’t need a super genius brain to understand eventhough there are so many flaws on the script but it still could bright up my mon-tues night with its magical ingredients (YEH & KJH for sure!).

    I know a lot of people have their own opinions and preference and I’ve seen enough many dramas with fancy plots but I’m enough with my AJ&KJ relationship :). I don’t mind if both leads will date in reality….

    Can’t wait for the last 4 episodes. Hopefully, the writer will give us something sweet, tender and unforgettable AJ&KJ moments *wishing mode on*

  101. anyone has the same feelings like l had? l must be crazy…….thinking about kang chi won singing with a v sign to yoon yen hye and she carry a smile on her face, so sweet 3.
    and the scenes that he is doing electric decorating light near their love seats..hahaha , he did it himself, he is that rich he did not have to do it , but he did it for ah! sweet couples if they can become real.

    • That scene was sooo adorable. He looks so crazy in love I loved it. heheh especially when he got caught, their interactions had me screaming I had to pause my computer every second. took me 3 hours to watch it, and it was raw.

  102. i got teary eyes at the end of episode 12 for the first time watching Lie to Me. this is like the sweetest episode ever, it’s so much better than episode 11 which was kind of weird. i just LOVE Kang Jihwan more and more every day!!!!!! by the way, what’s the name of the song that’s playing toward the end of the episode when Ki-joon was by the river with fireworks in the back??? i love that song!

  103. can somebody enlighten me as to what M3 means? i kept reading bout it in this blog…very grateful for the recaps…

  104. I get what people are saying about DB being a total let down for LTM recaps(because we love and respect(ed?) that site just as much as Koalas), but still it kind’ve sucks to be bashing it on Koalas site. I mean, IMO, it seems Koala an the DB team are friends, maybe even great friends, so it might not be a comfortable situation for her to be recieving these comments. I’ve been reading DB for a while now and I do like JB’s recaps. And even more since GF helps out. But you just gotta know what you want from what you dont want to read. because as we’ve seen in this past month “Words are powerful”.
    To me Koala takes the best route because she writes about what she wants when she wants. DB team writes for the masses, to bring them everything they may not be able to find other places, which is cool, but sucks. Because even though they are bringing people a variety of things, they themselves may not like it–and it shows in their writing. So its up to you to choose if you want their take on a drama. But around episode 1 or 2, you should pretty much know how they feel, which gives you time to see if you want their take for the rest of the series. And its kind’ve obvious what their fave kind of plot entails. While their open to other things, I think they pretty much love more intricate plots with tons of guessing and what not to be done till the very end hehe.
    What I am saying though is, even though the DB team doesnt like LTM (which sucks, because we love it and we want others to love it and c’mon, lets be honest, YEH is in it!) They still do a pretty good job bringing you guys other drama recaps and other tidbits. So lets not let this little LTM fiasco of theirs color your guys view on them–just let it help you see how better to approach their site–and lets not put koala in kind of an awkward position. Cuz no one wants to hear their friends being bad mouthed. So let us Thank god Koala LOVES LOVES LOVES Lie To Me, and does everything to bring us all our “fix”. Heheh God I love that word. hehe LTM fighting, Yoon Eun Hye fighting! Kang Ji Hwan “what the hell are you doing? Date Her already!!!” heheh

    • The other blog should at least be objective in recaping the drama. coz if someone who hasn’t watch the drama and read the recap they might change their mind and not watch it.

    • Cool . . words of wisdom . . . thanks God that KOALA’s bears are the more compassionate kind, easily appeased and not blind haters. This is a reflection of how KOALA’s “powerful words” affects us. As they say, birds of the same feathers >>>

  105. I agree with you…
    Let’s respect each other’s opinions on dramas and dont take it personal.
    BUT, i must say that here in AKP everyone is really respectful, honest, easygoing and never make fun or criticize harshly any drama… Can’t say the same of other places @_@

    • i usually watch LTM episodes 3 times… first, i watch it as soon as the eng sub is available. second, i watch it again when my sister is watching it (coz i’m the one who always inform her that the next episode/s are already available.). Then lastly, i watch it again after i downloaded it… :))

  106. i love ur quote here:

    “Love can be forced to die, but love can’t be forced to begin.”

    it happens to me and people in a real life…

    *miss my high school’s crush* hehehe

  107. Thank you for all the recaps. Always check your website before I even watch the episodes and go back after finishing the episodes for more fun with the readers comments. I am so addicted to your site that I keep on repeating your views to my officemates. Now they also call me koala addict. Ha ha ha at my age I should not be mooning after Ah Jung and Ki-Joon like a love-sick juvenile. Gosh…. after the cola kiss my husband and I are much more in love…. funny, funny, funny! My love life will never be the same again. Thanks to koalasplayground.

  108. You know what? DB still watches LTM. They even manage to write weecaps. That speaks volumes. If they really think that the drama is that bad, I guess the girls over there would just drop it, end of story. They took the “in-your-face” LTM drama gods route, so we just need to accept it and respect their decision. Ironically, their weecaps generate more comments and passionate discussions than some of their other entries. LOL

    So guys, just chill and enjoy watching LTM. Whatever our reasons are, when we like something, we just like it. There is no need for further rationalization. LTM for me just hits the right spot. I like it. Plain and simple. LTM fighting! Koala dear, you’re doing us fans a great favor. Mabuhay!

    • LOL! i realized that too, looking at the no. of comments, LTM is always the highest. i still read their other recaps, just not LTM (bcoz i love YEH-KJH too much!) and the haters watch it too (they won’t know what really happen if they didn’t, the weecap didn’t give out much).
      Bottom line, we LOVE LTM and Koala’s playground (just don’t claim KJH for ur own, ha ha!) or there will be blood-bath 🙂

  109. Ok so I’ve been watching and rewatching ep 11 & 12. Ok I’m nuts – but I love it.
    Thing is this – I for one don’t care writers have changed especially if they say they’ll keep to the spirit of the 1st writer -[which means kisses – remember KJH said she likes them – so there’s hope :P].

    Still – I love how KJ has developed – it’s like his smack down of YJ says it all – he ended with someone he thought he wouldn’t -YJ – and he grew to love someone he shouldn’t have normally – AJ – and I think that it took him some time to realise that the physical attraction he had for AJ and not wanting to keep his hands and lips off her was him opening his heart again. This after Reaper got home and wanted to start over – I think he had to suss out that what he felt for YJ was back to brotherly love and concern which is what I think it started out as. With AJ it was all out explosive animal attraction!

    So that took time – and with AJ being the strong and somewhat stubborn but scarred woman that she is – romance pinging of what she went through with So Ran must be daunting – so she chose to put up a brave front.

    KJ could not act on a maybe so he too had to be sure of AJ. And when she finally confessed – he had to sit and rethink his strategy – who to put first. Much as i HATE ti say it – Reaper helped in calling his actions cowardice – it made him step up and take action.

    So KJ being dorky and all – that’s just who he is – playing games on his phone, building models, flopping face down on his couch, pouting like a little boy, scampering around pulling pranks, shaking cola bottle like the imp he is, acting like a baby when sick, teasing, falling into a bush! O the little things KJ does is endless. He’s just so enthusiastic!!

    But when he has AJ in his arms – he looks like a drowning man who just clasped his life buoy, the man in the desert who just saw his oasis, the wandering soul who has come home.

  110. my 3 current loves :

    1) the dearest OTP of LTM ( praying hard they’ll be together forever)
    2) LTM ( no matter wat others say)
    3) koala’s playground


  111. I’ve been out for awhile >>exercising my “visitation rights” to other blogsites just to see what’s going on in the outside world of KOALA.

    Honestly, if i ever see / read/ or hear anything that says “flaws” in it>>> pardon my French, but I’m gonna puke! Whew!!!

    That’s what I get for getting out of my comfort zone…

  112. KJ, you’ve obviously made your choice. Now, make a move now. I mean, make some BANGS now or otherwise, I’ll bang my forehead against my wall and bleed all over my my floor! Enough about getting slow, you two have been learning each strengths/weaknesses. It’s been apparent since the first time you two met. When AJ said boggoshipeyo, it’s translated as I WANT YOU, NOW. If I’m her, I’ll probably ‘wear him out’ six ways to Sunday!
    *I’m totally in a full-blown pervert mode right now* Not because I’m a dirty minded person (but ahem, couple in love are bound to do the dirrrrrrty, right? ) I just want some absolution/consummation of their love. We do not want the ‘hints and glance’ that KJ throws over to AJ’s direction everytime they meet, no? Have mercy on that lad, will ya PD-nim?

    Now, where’s my pills for angina attacks?

    • Shoot im so with you that im hoping they are making up for their onscreen couples lack of banging by banging it up and down the walls-floors-bed-dresser-kitchen table in real life. Gah, i’d be happy with that. hahah…ahem*coughs, looks around nervously*

      Bring on the LOVING in ep 13. Please!! I said it before and i’ll say it again “You can’t end an episode like that, where the OTP’s are just so much into each other and needing each other, that you dont start off the next ep with a Me-you-my-place!” That definitely calls for a me-you-my-place, so Ki Joon, please drag her back there. Maybe after, while in the after glow, you can finally tell her about your chen problem and your crazy ass aunty, and why mr park is in the picture. He needs to leave!!

      • ala-Coffee Prince in ep 16 is also preferable. Hehehehe, the scene where Han-kyul hoisted Eun-chan up against the door and kissed her senseless all over before falling into-bed and get kissy-kissy-huggy-huggy-bang bang!


      • Hahah Yes. Coffee Prince ep 17, man did Gong Yoo do justice. hahah. Gosh, giving the opportunity I think Kang Ji Hwan would do just as great. Gah, I’d probably faint everytime I try to watch their bed scene heheh. Gah, I think they should go completely different route and give us a shower scene after the bed scene.
        I’m not being greedy, i’m being logical. People do need to shower, and since both parties have respective jobs to attend in the morning, why not go green and take a shower together, to use less water, which will prevent the wasting of finite resources. The world already has major issues, so them showering together is helping.
        I demand fan service SBS. Dont be stingy. How many times do you have explosive couple chemistry like this? Act on it.

  113. leishers is quite hilarious . but yeah the whole coffee prince reenactment would be huge thumps up. ideally have them make out senselessly, roll all over the bed, do their thing, wakes up in the morning, ah jung rolling out of bed running out nervously like always and *BOOM* we have ki joon pulls the arm pull like in the previous episode and she rolls on bed with him and they go at it again. *wink*. lol i wouldn’t mind sitting through a whole hour of repetitive and senseless making out and major bed scene between our two adorbs. but for some reason i have a feeling stalker yoon joo will be outside watching like she have been doing the last few eps.

  114. I love it here in koala’s playground. I enjoy reading the posts and hysterically laughing at no holds barr, y know what I mean, tenderness touchy feely comments for KJ/AJ. I’m with you. why is it toooo hot here LOL
    No matter what other’s say on the contrary, we just love LTM to bits. Fighting!

  115. i saw your web site link on DB (who ever it was – thanks!) and i agree with everbody……the tenstion was getting rediculous! over a drama! lol! anyways i just finished ep 12 – loved the way KJ barged in to AJ’s house and had soju contest with her dad……thats such a korean guy thing to do! and how he ended up sleeping with her stuffed animal -that was cute hehe! but why was AJ so upset in the end? (why was she crying to KJ)

    • Another natural and great chemistry in the drama is between Ah-jung and her dad! They really have a great father/daughter relationships. They especially looked adorable in ep 2, where Ah-jung had just arrived from her Jeju trip and she saw the foods on the table and playfully asked her dad who came and did the cooking. The dad looked so cute, trying to hid behind his book, getting flustered from Ah-jung’s probings. Come to think of it, they always give me this warm feelings throughout the drama 🙂

  116. I so like this episode… hahaha.. I like Gi Jeon saying that he wants to know all about Ah Jeong and all that she does in a day…. Now I really cant stop wanting a boyfriend like him!!!! Aish….

  117. When Yoon-Jo was like “Do you know what it feels like to have your first love taken away?” I would be like, “Yea, bit*h i noe what it feels like! I had him taken away by my best friend so I was in a lot more pain then you, so y don’t u just shut up and stop whining like a little baby, u wretched girl!!!”
    That’s what Ah Jung should have said!!

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