kdrama

laurel tree tailors eps 31-35

for almost the first 30 episodes of the series, min hyojoo did not really play much of a part – except for dongjin’s ex-wife who does nothing but sulk, shop and trade barbs with her family. now it looks like she might have a bigger part in the storyline – she misses dongjin and regrets breaking up with him and now is trying to get him back. unfortunately, dongjin is so seriously in love with yunshil that he doesn’t want to go back at all. which is good. he was never treated nicely and now he looks so happy with yun shil. hyojoo is jealous of yunshil and is now helping to get gipyo out of jail so he can take yunshil back. duh. as if removing yunshil will make dongjin come back to her. all the more he would probably despise her. while this storyline is inevitable, i was hoping that they took a different storyline for hyojoo – instead of trying to win dongjin back – she should focus on trying to win back her family’s business – away from hyosang who seems to be all arrogance and not much business sense.

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gipyo’s mom is starting to get really frustrating – she is like a pitbull hanging on to yunshil and harrassing her. imo, they should just proceed to report her to the police. of course, gipyo might get angry at that, but then they can claim that it’s gipyo making her do it and maybe he can get a longer sentence or get a restraining order from him. poor yunshil, she had to leave her own home because the mom won’t leave, and had to hide him from dongjin. good thing taeyang is a good friend and told dongjin. (i miss the scenes with taeyang and yunshil! i guess they’re both busy now). and it turns out mom is trying to tell gipyo to let go of yunshil, but gipyo is too possessive to let go, hence, mom has no choice but to help her son. (if i were her, i would slap my own son and not help him).

i am also loving yunshil showing her affections to dongjin – i guess she is more comfortable now to express her feelings and they look so good together! and i thought yunshil is just so mild mannered? but when the gangsters came to harrass yunshil and dongjin while eating, yunshil stood up and told them off! good job! now dong jin is even more in love! he definitely got a good one this time – affectionate, nice to his parents and brave!

on the other hand, we see hyowon and taeyang getting closer and closer – this time, hyowon accompanied taeyang to visit his mom and made a mess in their house! a little bit funny because she while she had the best intentions, she unintentionally made a mess – from cleaning the fermented soybeans, to getting drunk from plum wine. but still, she was adorable and sweet that her mom just laughed it off. definitely is very different from jiyun. no wonder taeyang can’t help but be charmed. and we finally see a love confession for taeyang! aww so sweet – before i was wondering how they will bring them together – but now i think their relationship progressed naturally.

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hyowon’s mom follows them to the province and gets to spend more time with the couple. it’s nice to see taeyang thinking that the mom was not annoying – instead he finds her as adorable as hyowon (which is true). and as the mom gets to know taeyang, it seems like she is getting to like him since he is a good man – he makes hyowon happy, is thoughtful – washing their shoes, cooking for her, carrying her. and since she is rich, i think she should just help him get a good job so that when he ever gets married to hyowon, it would be well for everyone.

the three went back home to a fuming and a little jealous hyosang, because his mom seems to like taeyang a lot but not his girlfriend. and he still hates taeyang for being jiyun’s ex (?) i’m not really sure why – taeyang never did anything to him. he thinks that taeyang is getting back at him and jiyun by dating his sister – well, he’s not as manipulative and conniving as you!

hyosang and jiyun seems to be working well as a couple, i think that maybe they do really like each other but it’s disappointing to see them gang up on taeyang. what. like he doesn’t deserve to find love with someone else? they should be happy that he has left them alone, has not tattled to other people how awful they are, but why can’t they leave them alone. especially jiyun. the nerve! as if taeyang wants her back. taeyang definitely leveled up. not only is hyowon younger and prettier, she is richer, showers him with affection and supports him in whatever he does (well, sometimes she borders on creepiness but i’ll let it go since this is her first relationship). and why should he be the one to breakup with hyowon? just because hyosang and jiyun became a couple first? wth! they can just avoid each other -eventually those hateful feelings will go away – taeyang seems to have move on, but jiyun still is stuck in the past – either she feels guilty for dumping him or she still loves him, just too ambitious.

and jiyun’s reaction when she finds out hyowon’s boyfriend is taeyang? PRICELESS!

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and i like what the mom said when hyosang asked why she likes taeyang not jiyun.

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– just as i was wondering what taeyang’s next job will be – we see that he gets asked to be a professional model! woohoo! what’s funnier? hyowon and the mom totally supporting him as his manager and stylist, and ruining his photoshoot – i was afraid that the director will stop getting him as a model because of the mess the ladies created!

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another mom that is making a mess of everyone’s relationship is Ms Choi – she disapproves of dongsook and taepyung and dongjin and yunshil (well, not yet but soon!). why can’t she just let her children be happy instead of dictating what she wants? i understand it’s mostly because it will be dongsook’s 3rd marriage and taepyung has debts and not earning that much. but at their age, i think she should just be happy that a good single man loves her twice divorced, single mom of a daughter. when we grow old, sometimes money is not the most important, but having someone to share your life with is much better. good thing her husband makes more sense than her, i guess because he realized that he is getting blind soon and not getting younger and he should just cherish the people he is with now.

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tae pyung has totally changed from the rockstar balladeer jerk to a family man! he is more stable, sweet to dongsook and a good stepdad to dajeong! i remember dajeong did not like him before, but after seeing him defend her mom from the fiance, and now treating her well, she has changed her mind – so much that she was the one who begged her grandma to let her mom and taepyung get married! yay!

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gipyo’s mom saw them outside the wedding venue, assuming it was dongjin and yunshil who got married and created a scene! luckily the family got her out of there before dongjin’s mom came out from the toilet. unfortunately, looks like master Lee caught on the situation and asked dongjin. he didn’t oppose the relationship and he likes yunshil, just never thought of her as dongjin’s girlfriend and future daughter in law. i like how sensitive the dad is, total opposite to the mom! he also did have a word with yunshil and asked her to give him time.

dongjin’s mom is starting to suspect that yunshil and dongjin are together (oh no!).

so looks like we are right, the new neighbor is youngeun, who is samdo’s first love. i am not liking samdo right now. is he really planning to hide everything from sunnyeo? does he still love young eun? or is it just because he feels that sunnyeo will blow this out of proportion and get angry? if i were sunnyeo i will definitely be angry if my husband is sneaking out meeting his first love while lying to me. and no matter how much nice young eun is (she probably does not love samdo and clueless that he’s married), i dont like her and i’m siding with sunnyeo on this one.

the episodes are getting more interesting! all the 4 couples are in a steady relationship – except for dongsook and taepyung, who have gotten married, their main issue is taepyung’s rise back to fame – which is probably where their next storyline is headed.

for samdo and sunnyeo – i dont like this new storyline because he is basically cheated on sunnyeo, which she doesn’t deserve, and after all of sunnyeo’s jealousy and insecurities, i thought this is the one thing that samdo will never do to her. so, no, shame on you samdo!

for yunshil and dongjin, i think their relationship will be revealed and will be breaking up as soon as the mom finds out – plus they have to deal with gipyo’s release from jail. im not worried about hyojoo since she is not threatening.

for taeyang and hyowon, i can see the main issue will be taeyang telling hyowon about jiyun – he has been trying to tell her but she seems to shut him out everytime. i just hope she will not get angry when she finds out, or i will strangle her. i am also curious how she will react. she knows taeyang had a hard time because of his ex and was afraid to fall in love again – so i hope she supports him and fight back at jiyun. and i hope both hyosang and jiyun will be expose for what jerks they both are. (i still think they deserve each other though) – just need to lose their smugness.

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