It all ends the way it started. With grown men getting a beating from a tiny little woman, but this time around there’s two of them and the mobsters still run in fear and tears. Also, they were their babysitters.
Personally, I through-fully enjoyed the mobsters storyline from beginning to end, and it’s so like them to get conned and end up in embarrassment yet again. In their defense, they are like a phoenix that keeps on rising from the ashes, again and again. And despite their ways, they were kind of good guys once you got to know them and kept them in line.
Another incredibly funny storyline were the neighborhood kids, who I was sorry to not see at Bong-soon’s wedding, and just kept brining laugher with every scene they were at. Their journey was equally enjoyable as the mobsters, sometimes even more because theirs was a love story with their Noonim. And I love how they went to have a little talk with Min-hyuk to know more about his intentions with their boss. I love even more than he had no idea Bong-soon had this group of high-school kids patrolling the neighborhood too. HAHAHAHA!
Also, it was good that the show clarified that Mom didn’t use physical violence against Dad *that* time around. I still believe that the show didn’t portray this woman in the right way and that her journey wasn’t all that. She’s still the bully she was at 19, the only difference is that she doesn’t use her fists. Should I be applauding this? And I would have like for Dad to make an stand other than to leave the house, for example, how about a real talk between them? He was such an endearing, honest and good character thorough out the show that I grew to love him as I love our leads. He is precious. It gives me hope that the last scene between him and Mom was much more peaceful than usually when Gook-doo’s mom was involved.
Speaking for which, can we all agree that it’s time Ji-soo starts getting leading man roles? I enjoyed him as a second lead but I didn’t connect with his character more than I did today. Ji-soo it’s at his best when he has an actual emotional storyline to work with, and in this episode Gook-doo was earnest to a fault, which made me feel all he was feelings. I love that despite being heartbroken he put his friendship with Bong-soon before anything else, because that’s what truly mattered to him. It wasn’t about winning over the girl, but about keeping her in his life because the friendship they shared is that important to him.
I’m also happy awesome bro Bong-ki got some screen time too. This was such a good character, just like Dad, and I was sorry we didn’t get to see more of him. I also think his storyline with Hee-ji was a little rushed at the end. And it doesn’t seem like it because Bong-ki spent a lot of time healing broken bones (thanks to his sis) but this relationship was really put to a test: Gook-doo found out not only that he had been lying through out their entire lives by keeping Bong-soon’s secret but also that his girlfriend was attracted to his best friend. So I appreciate how their friendship remained strong even after everything they went through.
As for other characters like Secretary Gong and Mr. Oh, they were another great comedy act. Especially when they were together and I love how their bromance was born by getting to know each other better through their shared experiences with Bong-soon’s abilities. Pffft!
Finally, Min-kyuk really changed through the story: started as a lonely guy looking for protection from his own family and ending up as a man with a family to protect. He was smart, honest and assertive from day one, and not once he tried to change Bong-soon into something she wasn’t. The greatest attribute Min-hyuk had was that he never made Bong-soon feel that she had to hide from the world, what’s more he even encouraged and helped her to be more like her true self and come into her powers. He always tried to be there for his girl but was more than willing to be a proud onlooker when the time called for it and let Bong-soon do what she had to do.
Bong-soon’s journey was also something to witness. When we first met her she was hiding from the world, afraid of her powers and by extention herself. These abilities she was born with had made her an outcast despite her spunk and outgoing personality, she was confident but had insecurities. Some of them born out of crush and others from the idea society holds on how a woman should be and behave.
I liked how the show connected her personal life with the city’s problems, because in a way they are one and the same, by having her best friend being kidnapped by the resident psycho. It was a good move since she was already gaining the confidence to do more with her powers by watching the news, her interactions with the mobsters and the neighborhood’s kids and Min-hyuk, who knew from day one about her powers and didn’t rejected her. He thought she was sexy! All of these factors made Bong-soon want to become the heroine of her life (beyond a video game) and I really loved to see her grow into a truly strong woman ready to take on the world.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon wasn’t a perfect show but it was really entertaining and sweet, made me swoon and laugh out loud more than twice per episode, and I’m going to miss these characters and their shenanigans!!
PS: Did you guys catch how the Mobsters were shook at Mr. Oh’s resemble to their former associate -Gwan-bok- through the wedding photoshoot? LMAO!!
I know my husband is cheating. I’m going to make him cry blood in a super smooth way but why the hell my lil bro fell in love with that cheating woman’s sister?! In the end we made up though coz he’s super hot.
God’s Gift 14 Days
After drowning in a magic lake, I get to time-travel to the past to change my daughter’s fate who gets killed in the present because she can’t obey my words. I succeed but the detective who has been helping me all this time is kinda sacrificed to that lake.
I’m a genius surgeon. I did everything to find my spy girlfriend. Things are getting confusing since my girlfriend is not like my girlfriend but things finally worked out pretty well.
I was deep in debt and I met this young rich lady CEO who offered to help me pay my debt if I lend myself to her for a few days for work. I agreed. My wife mistook it as an affair. We got a divorce and so I start a new relationship with the lady CEO.
I’m a cold-blooded prosecutor who is about to get serious with my awesome career but damn suddenly I got this serious tumor in my brain. But I will fight it.
You Who Came From The Stars
I’m an alien in a handsome human form. I’ve lived for hundreds years on earth while waiting for my spaceship to come. During my last wait, I fell in love with an actress who happened to be the reincarnated version of the girl I have helped in the past. Finally we managed to go through all the obstacles.
You’re All Surrounded
I mistook a good cop ahjussi as a bad guy who have killed my mother. In the end I get to find the real killer. I’m sorry, good guy ahjussi.
It’s Okay It’s Love
When I couldn’t have sex because of a trauma, a handsome schizophrenic oppa is the right medicine. Later I have to treat his mental illness but it’s okay coz it’s love.
She’s So Lovable
I fall in love with my dead girlfriend’s much younger sister but I can do this coz love haz no boundaries.
My family was ruined because of a fabricated report made by a female reporter. I live in fear but still plan to take a revenge but years later I fall in love with the daughter of that woman reporter.
My mother gave her eyes to my girlfriend but my girlfriend’s dad is the one that killed my mother. I am angry and my girlfriend is devastated after finding out the truth, but our love conquers it all.
Birth of A Beauty
After getting a plastic surgery, I survived the cruel society. Now I’m planning to take a revenge to my murderous husband with the help of a handsome genius CEO who falls in love with the pretty me.
The pain from breaking up and being short on money
Don’t be in pain
Let’s get back up together
Jang Hoon: Knowing Brother, Knowing Brother
Young Chul: Dang Dang Dang~
100% laughter, 10% audience ratings, watch it
When I see my dad laughing, I laugh
When I see my mom laughing, I laugh
Laugh out loud with the family while watching Knowing Brother
When I find myself struggling I watch Knowing Brother
When it rains or snows, I laugh for 365 days while watching Knowing Brother
If you’re going through tough times, look at us
The pain from breaking up and being short on money
Don’t be in pain
Let’s get back up together
Kyung Hoon: Knowing Brother
Jang Hoon: Kang Ho Dong, Seo Jang Hoon
Kyung Hoon: Knowing Brother
Jang Hoon: Kim Young Chul, Lee Soo Geun
Kyung Hoon: Knowing Brother
Jang Hoon: Kim Hee Chul, Min Kyung Hoon
Kyung Hoon: Knowing Brother
Jang Hoon: Lee Sang Min, Good job to all of you
All: Good job! Very good job!
*(this is kinda poetic cuz 칭찬해 means good job, and the last character 해 means sun when this character is used alone, Soo Geun is saying “칭찬해” followed by “is up and shiny”, this is why I translated as good job is all over)
Am I the only one who sincerely likes Bong Ki? He’s so low-key and cute in his own way. Kinda affectionate for his family, loves his sister, kinda scared of her and his mom, kinda cares more about his own skin, but is still nice enough to be thoughtful for them. Andddd of course I love Guk Doo. It makes me irritated that watchers are saying he’s too much and just pushing him out of the picture. Think of the guy’s feelings lol. Hee Ji is ok. I don’t dislike her, she’s trying to figure out what she wants. You can’t attack a girl for it. Overall the three of them are adorableee. Thank you for this selfie. So kind.
I started as a warrior, maid, consort and then an empress. Because of some evil people, my life in the past was so crazy miserable. So I spent the rest of my life for a big revenge and I did it, but everybody I love died in the end.
The Night Watchman
I can see ghosts and together with my ghostbuster team I’m going to get that scumbag shaman who killed my parents and live happily ever after with my shaman girl.
This is my rough journey to be a Miss Korea back in 1997 with some guidance from my ex-boyfriend. He helped me to become a Miss Korea and I helped him to revive his cosmetic business. In the mean time, waikikiiii~!
Cunning Single Lady
I left my husband when he’s poor. Now that he’s rich, I got him back. But don’t worry, he understands coz I have my own legit situations and reasons to divorce him back then.
A New Leaf
I’m a bad lawyer. But after suffering from amnesia, suddenly I’m turning into a good one. It’s so good to be good.
Fated To Love You
My drink was spiked and I slept with this unattractive girl by accident till she got pregnant. We have our ups and downs but she turns out to be very attractive and my real destiny. HEUHEUHAHAHA…
The Spring Day of My Life
I left my fiance after I got a heart donor from a lady that makes me fall in love with her husband and children. I didn’t make it far but I’m happy and that dude haz to become a widower again. Sorry.
I’m a filthy rich old grandpa who swallowed this piece of meteor by accident and suddenly I get to be young, wild, and ready to love again. But I still find it hard to text with smartphone.
Come! Jang Bo Ri
I was a princess in a legendary hanbok maker house. But then I lost my memories after jumping out of my mom’s car in an accident. My parents then adopted this devil bitch aka my foster sister who insanely turned my life upside down. But I survived and even reunited with my parents and the love of my life.
I’m a hotel general manager. Imma get a revenge to the hotel chairman who I thought was my father, but turns out the vice chairman and the senior manager are my real parents. I get to marry the pretty hotel heiress though.
The beautiful list of soundtrack that helped making every scene beautiful, painful, sad, lovely, sweet, and teary eyed
1. Stay With Me (Chanyeol of EXO ft. Punch)
2. My Eyes (10cm)
3. Hush (Lasse Lindh)
4. Beautiful (Crush)
5. You Are So Beautiful (Eddy Kim)
6. Who Are You (Sam Kim)
7. I Miss You (Soyou)
8. First Snow (Jung Joon Il)
9. I Will Go To You Like The First Snow (Ailee)
10. Wish (Urban Zakapa)
11. And I’m Here (Kim Kyung Hee [April 2nd])
12. Winter Is Coming (Han Soo Ji)
13. Stuck in Love (Kim Kyung Hee [April 2nd])
In the end, out of all the surviving characters in episode 20 it was Wook who received a proper closure - fitting, tragic and symbolic - he sacrificed so much for power and his family only to be abandoned by them and ending up powerless; but most of all, when asked about love during the final days of his life THE ONLY WOMAN HE COULD THINK OF WAS MYUNG HEE. And judging from his symptoms (muffed coughs, loss of weight, …), IN THE END HE DIED FROM THE SAME ILLNESS SHE DID (tuberculosis) ; so perhaps one day after he pays for his sins in the various levels of hell, he will meet her once again.
“Why couldn’t I say it? I knew she wanted so badly to hear it. I couldn’t tell her I loved her. I did not think I did. But, Soo, those feelings were love. I thought I was just grateful. It was love. I thought she was just comforting It was love.” - Wook
Despite everything he has done, in the end you have to pity this man who fell in love with his own wife, but was too young and foolish to realize it, instead chasing an idealized version of what he thought was love, WHEN HE HAD THE PERFECT LOVE ALL ALONG. Perhaps, the reason why Wook and Soo were attracted to each other to begin with was because of HOW VERY SIMILAR THEY WERE - BOTH FAILING TO RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE TRUE LOVE UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE, LETTING IT SLIP BY because they dragged their feet and kept hesitating for far too long; HAE SOO NEVER MANAGED TO TOLD SO DIRECTLY HOW MUCH SHE LOVED HIM, JUST LIKE WOOK NEVER MANAGED TO TELL MYUNG HEE.
“You’re so foolish. You are both so foolish.” - Myung Hee
In the end, Myung Hee was right all along - they were both the same blind fools.
SWe arrived at last, and finally some real answers that make sense to everything that has been happening to the characters ever since Soo-joon put a ring on it.
First, Soo-joon’s disappearance was caused not by one event but for several reasons. The main one being the rules of time traveling, his injured body and mind had to adjust to the reality he was dropped in. It lasted two years for him to wake up of his come but he did, too bad the rules still were playing games with him since he couldn’t go back to his present time. Was it because he had a near-death experience on the same subway, at the same station? I guess, we will never know, and all that matters is that he finally made the jump through time for the right reasons. And that’s something his character has been working on for a while now, which is why I’m glad the final scene was proof of how far he has come since the first time we met him. Lee Je-hoon remains one of the best korean actors of our times and I’m really glad I got to see him playing a more lighthearted character this time around because I could see that he has great comic timing, apart from impressive dramatic skills.
Ma-rin had a really difficult time thanks to her husband’s ability. When she finally reunites with Soo-joon from her present time, the way she cried and yelled, like a she had been bottling everything up until that moment, almost brought me to tears. It was almost like the sound of wounded animal and I want to give kudos to Shin Min-ah for her amazing work on this show. She was the heart of the story, no doubt, with her funny, endearing, over-dramatic and precious interpretation of who we all know as Flower.
The relationship between Ma-rin and Soo-joon was central to the story and the way it played out at the end didn’t feel rushed nor forced. When they are being a happy, normal couple they were at their best. And I loved how the show portrayed through them how women and men, in a general sense, perceive and work things out in their relationships. Sometimes they could be anyone, meaning that they were completely relatable. It was when the time-traveling came into the picture that things got hilarious.
As for Doo-sik, the minute I saw the date of his death I knew he had sacrificed himself to save his daughter. But when Soo-joon went back to his present time, I was unsure if Doo-sik’s fate would played out the same way. In the end, it did. Soo-joon jumped to die with Ma-rin, because he preferred to die with her than being left behind, and Doo-sik put himself between them and the incoming car and saved them both. I don’t fully understand his thought process on making this decision but I do understand why he chose it. I guess for him it was better to go in his own terms than to leave everything in the hands of a fate.
In this point, I feel the most sorry for Ma-rin’s mom. She really didn’t have any luck in love, and it makes me really sad that I didn’t get to see whatever happened to her about Doo-sik’s death. I’m sure she moved one, she’s a strong woman, but I do think she was cheated. She cared so much for him.
In a more happy front: Bravo for Ki-doong, friend extraordinaire and precious soul. If there was anyone who deserved to be happy it was him, even if the things he went through were on a supportive storyline, his friendship with Soo-joon, his love for Se-young and newfound relationship with Ma-rin made him a key player in the story. I really enjoyed this character and his arc.
Overall, Tomorrow with You wasn’t a perfect story but it was a good one. Full of bittersweet feelings that made the happy moments even more poignant. Lee Je-hoon and Shin Min-ah, along with the rest of the cast, had great chemistry and I really enjoyed it from beginning to end.
Here’s my Weightlifting fairy Kim bok joo fanart. I love this crazy trio, they’re so funny and cool so I made a KBJ X Powerpuffgirls crossover lol. Their attitude are somehow similar with PPG. Kim bok joo is like Blossom, reliable and caring; Nan hee is adorable and sweet like Bubbles and Lee Sun Ok is totally like Buttercup, boyish and cool.
Go watch Weighlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, the plot is amazing and you’ll definitely love the crazy characters.