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Oh my Geum-bi: episode 1

by Paroma

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I to be expecting this display to it is in emotionally wrenching for an extremely different reasons. I was definitely not expecting my love to start hurting due to the fact that a nine-year-old feels the should guard she emotions in the visibility of an immature father while quiet nursing hope for a new life through him. The story moves quickly with deft personality building, subtle emotional touches, and a delightful background score. Through a protagonist this sweet and a story this engaging, Oh mine Geum-bi has this viewer hooked.

Note: This is just a first episode recap.

EPISODE 1 RECAP

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A tiny girl wakes increase in she bed and immediately begins to recite the names of subway stations from memory. She check the names versus a neatly attracted chart top top the wall and smiles to watch that she gained them all right.

This lover urchin is YOO GEUM-BI (Heo Jung-eun), and also she walks out to the kitchen alongside putter around and make herself breakfast. She aunt, KIM YOUNG-JI, sits at a table studying her tarot cards. When Geum-bi join her, she notices the card of parting she aunt attracted out and asks if things are not going well in between her aunt and her beau.

Her aunt writes down an resolve in her college diary and also asks if Geum-bi will have the ability to find the place with simply the address. Geum-bi assures she that any kind of kid with a smartphone deserve to do the much, so she aunt tells her to walk to this attend to if something wake up to her. As soon as Geum-bi marvels who resides there, she’s shocked to learn that it’s she dad.

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MO HWI-CHUL (Oh Ji-ho), the dad Geum-bi was unaware she had, kneels before a crime boss alongside his 2 associates, having actually been recorded trying to pass off a fake paint as an original. The boss is cleverer 보다 they realized and tells lock to gain him the initial or be prepared to part with their organs painfully.

Geum-bi watches a video clip about a dad and also his youngsters in class. As her teacher outlines the video project they need to do, she turns to her girlfriend HWANG JAE-HA (Park Min-soo), who parents room divorced. Geum-bi asks him exactly how it feel to satisfy his dad after long intervals, and Jae-ha says that it have the right to be awkward, but it’s nothing a pizza with each other can’t fix.

Hwi-chul sits v his other con artists at your apartment and worries around what to execute next. He cribs at the older walk GIL-HO because that pegging the crime ceo as basic mark and wonders if they need to run away now, if the girl in the group, HEO JAE-KYUNG, reminds the 2 that the ceo promised come hunt them down if castle ran.

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The police arrive simply then with a warrant for Hwi-chul for offering fake paintings, and also his only reaction come this while his friends was standing wide-eyed to the next is: “Wait… just me?”

Geum-bi gets residence to a bare apartment with her bag currently packed and on the table. She takes this how amazing calmly as she heats up an additional packaged meal. While waiting for it come cook, she lays out her aunt’s tarot cards and sees that her aunt really did have a bye in she future.

Hwi-chul gets on the bus to prison and also is harassed by an additional who mispronounces his name. He notifies the male that the first part that his name is the Chinese “Hwi,” meaning shining, prompting one elderly convict to mock his jail-appropriate name: “Shining steel bracelet.”

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Geum-bi bring away the bus come the address written in her diary and also arrives at Hwi-chul’s apartment to the astonishment that his 2 friends. Geum-bi sit at their table eat pizza as ajusshi Gil-ho confirms the she is, in fact, Hwi-chul’s daughter.

When Geum-bi asks what she father does, Gil-ho explains his profession together that of one artist. He provides something the end of nothing and then returns it come nothing again, Gil-ho clarifies. Jae-kyung have the right to only agree awkwardly.

In prison, Hwi-chul reunites v the crime boss, BAE JONG-WON, who promises that he doesn’t organize grudges as he cheerfully tells him the he would certainly have had actually one that his lackeys kill Hwi-chul if lock were totally free men now. Hwi-chul counters that he would never ever order someone else to carry out his dirty work, and asks ceo Bae if he knows the emotion of indulging his anger as soon as he stabs someone.

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Hwi-chul’s words have actually a ring the solemnity to them, but Boss Bae doesn’t take it him seriously. Instead, that praises Hwi-chul’s capacity to lie, and also they both have actually a good laugh about it.

Ajusshi Gil-ho access time Hwi-chul in prison and promises to get him the end soon. Hwi-chul rails in ~ him for letting the take all the b lame, yet Gil-ho points the end that v Boss Bae in prison, lock no longer have to problem for their stays anymore.

He speak a disbelieving Hwi-chul around the sudden appearance the a daughter that didn’t understand existed, and also how they can use this to acquire him out of prison through legal channels by pleading the Hwi-chul needs to advanced his young child.

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Despite Hwi-chul’s reservations, they end up in court making the plea, and the referee asks if Hwi-chul’s daughter really desires to live v him. Hwi-chul’s lawyer has actually Geum-bi come in to testify, and father and daughter check out each other for the an initial time across the court room.

Geum-bi reads out the letter she aunt had actually left for she to the judge. In it, she apologizes because that being unable to care for her anymore and also tells she to live a happy life v her father. As soon as the judge hears that this particular day is the first time Geum-bi has seen her father, he offers her the an option of going come a great orphanage instead.

Geum-bi considers it, yet then decides she would fairly not go to one orphanage together she asks come live through her father. Hwi-chul looks incredibly disconcerted and also gets up to bring the proceedings to a halt. His lawyer drags him back down and also stomps ~ above his foot if the judge hits the gavel, sealing Hwi-chul and also Geum-bi’s fate.

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Hwi-chul limps out of jail and also asks Gil-ho if he wrote that letter. Turns out the it to be a fake that Geum-bi had actually written under Gil-ho’s dictation. Hwi-chul asks what he’s supposed to perform with the son now, and Gil-ho tells him to be grateful.

Jae-kyung asks him come think around who Geum-bi’s mother could be. Once Gil-ho laughs that Hwi-chul to be too lot of a player come remember, Jae-kyung stomps off in a huff, leaving Hwi-chul confused around her reaction.

Gil-ho pipeline too, and also Hwi-chul lastly walks end to Geum-bi, who has actually been watching him for part time, plainly unimpressed.

First he gets her surname wrong. Then he crack a joke around expensive goods, assuming that her name is written with the character that stands for gold. She curtly informs him that it means “silk,” no “gold.”

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Hwi-chul asks around Geum-bi’s mother, but she states that she doesn’t have actually one. In turn, she asks if Hwi-chul is a con artist, addressing him as “ajusshi,” i m sorry Hwi-chul takes together confirmation that he isn’t really her father. He tells her that liars walk to jail, so Geum-bi starts walking towards the penitentiary with a established look.

He calls after her, and also she speak him that since he says he’s no her father, she has to go in and tell the referee the truth or risk going come jail for lying. Hwi-chul quickly picks her as much as drag her away native the gate.

He asks her where she lived before, and they end up in prior of her aunt’s empty apartment, i beg your pardon no much longer unlocks with the old password. He looks up the genuine estate agent who marketed the house and also asks around Geum-bi’s aunt. Despite the man is at first reluctant come divulge any information, a bit of wise threatening it s okay him come spill that he heard she might be in Vietnam now.

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Geum-bi sits on the street when Hwi-chul paces before telling him the she’s hungry. In ~ his gobsmacked reaction, she guesses the he doesn’t have any kind of money. Hwi-chul admits that he doesn’t, but then brightens up at a thought.

He takes her to a sophisticated buffet, and they fill their plates to the brim. Settling at a table v their food, they dig in, yet when it’s every gone, Geum-bi asks him exactly how he plans come pay because that it. Hwi-chul asks her if she likes dramas and directs her to feign food poisoning at his signal.

Geum-bi looks offended at this, and also Hwi-chul points out that without her cooperation, he’ll it is in dragged turn off to prison for not paying and also she’ll be sent out to an orphanage. Climate he sits ago and signals for she to collapse. When nothing happens, he signal again, gaining only a mutinous look native Geum-bi.

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Sighing, she it s okay up and also takes out the load of tarot cards from her bag. She walks with the restaurant closely looking end the patrons, until she decides ~ above a table. The guy tries to shoo she away, yet the mrs invites she to review her cards.

Hwi-chul watches native a distance, wondering what she’s increase to. His eyes loss on the woman and also he look at struck. The notes that Geum-bi’s analysis brings tears to the woman’s eyes, and also sees the man offer her money once she’s done. She leaves the table and heads end to Hwi-chul, who’s pretending to select a next dish. For a moment, his eyes accomplish the woman’s.

Outside, he asks Geum-bi what she called the mrs to make her tear up. Geum-bi claims that she called her exactly how her dad shed his job, that was her birthday, and also they were starving therefore they involved eat here regardless of knowing that they would be thrown out. Hwi-chul is mortified till Geum-bi pertly admits that she simply made all that up ideal now.

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Realizing that he tho doesn’t understand what do the mrs cry, that asks again, however Geum-bi doesn’t share her readings. She wonders if he’s curious since he wants to scam the woman, and also he asks her if she even knows what scamming is. Geum-bi knows, and she mockingly price quotes Gil-ho’s meaning of their “artistic job,” finish with the accent. (Why room you therefore adorable?)

The woman from the restaurant, go GANG-HEE (Park Jin-hee), gets dropped off at home by her companion. He tries to prolong the evening, yet she politely refuses. He describes something that has unnerved her and also promises that she’ll feel much better soon. Together she gets out, he asks if he must accompany she to the 49th work anniversary on Saturday, but she declines.

Hwi-chul speak Gil-ho that he’ll be taking Geum-bi come a sanctuary in the morning, but Gil-ho reminds him that that’ll simply put him earlier in jail. Hwi-chul complains around not liking children, yet Gil-ho fondly recollects a much younger Hwi-chul, that looked and acted a lot favor Geum-bi.

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Geum-bi listens to them from her darkened room as Gil-ho insists that they watch too comparable to be unrelated.

Meanwhile, Gang-hee tenderness cleans a ceramic pot and also thinks ago to Geum-bi’s tarot map reading. The little girl had actually said the Gang-hee to be uncertain around taking a course that she can see, since going meant shedding something precious, however staying intended a lot much more tears.

Hwi-chul thinks of Gang-hee’s sad eye before transforming in, while Geum-bi goes come sleep crying. The following morning, she examines Hwi-chul’s sleeping face, wonder if they really carry out look similar. Her confront is open and also smiling together she traces a finger end his features, but the minute he stirs, she measures back, and her confront becomes somber again.

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Hwi-chul gets up to uncover Geum-bi’s room empty and wonders if she’s left without speak goodbye. Then his eyes autumn on her bag and also he sighs in disappointment.

A male tells Gang-hee to offer in and sell the house. He’s she brother, walk JOON-PIL, and he asks just how she can sell your father’s ceramic collection after his recent death, yet not her father’s house. He tells her the it’s been seventeen years since the incident and also urges she to protect against living choose a ghost.

Gang-hee asks if he’s moved on. She grows angry as she asks if he never ever noticed how their parents never ever met their eyes indigenous the day their brother died, also though they never blamed them for what happened.

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Joon-pil loser his temper and picks up a ceramic piece to throw to the ground. Gang-hee swears the if he breaks it, she will die. He puts it down carefully and also tells her the he’s putting the home up for sale.

The same piece is sitting in an neck shop, whereby Gil-ho examines it with exaggerated appreciation. His pretensions space busted through the shop owner, who tells him that it’s a fake, and the real one is at the home of the mrs they’re planning to scam.

It appears that the guy was Gang-hee’s father’s antique dealer, and also he’s to be planning this con for a while. The shop owner speculates that since Gang-hee merely inherited the collection, she likely knows nothing of its worth.

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Geum-bi’s teacher hears about her going come court and tells Geum-bi to talk to she if she ever needs help.

Gang-hee drives down a road and also spots Geum-bi when she stop at a red light. She’s around to speak to out, however the light changes, and she has to move. Geum-bi goes house to discover Hwi-chul and also Gil-ho drinking and also playing cards with a couple of women.

They ask who she is, and also Hwi-chul dismisses the idea the she’s his mystery daughter. They laugh and also call she cute, and one that them gives her part money to buy snacks. She walks into her room, alone and also hurt.

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Gil-ho traction Hwi-chul aside and asks if he thinks Geum-bi will simply disappear if that keeps acting this way. Geum-bi comes the end of the room then, she expression set, and also the two men look at her wondering if she will tell the women who she really is.

Instead, she asks the females if she can play too, holding increase the bill they offered her. Transforms out Geum-bi’s a Go-Stop prodigy, and also she soon cleans the ladies out. They assume the men used Geum-bi come con them and leave in a huff. A grinning Geum-bi then asks a frustrated Hwi-chul if they have to spend the money on barbecue tomorrow.

Gil-ho access time Gang-hee’s house dressed together a collector and admires her father’s ceramics. He provides to lug an appraiser to collection a price because that the collection, after which they can sign a contract that sale. Gang-hee agrees.

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Geum-bi sits at the same signal after college again, when Gang-hee all of sudden drives up next to her. She uses to fall Geum-bi off at her house. Geum-bi asks whereby she’s headed and also asks if she deserve to come along when Gang-hee states she’s headed to a buddhist temple.

Geum-bi sits quiet at the holy place door while monks carry out rites because that Gang-hee’s so late father. ~ above their method back, Geum-bi asks why these rituals need to be followed, and also Gang-hee tells she that unless the rites are done, it’s stated that your ancestors would starve.

Realizing the her words have had an result on Geum-bi, she hurriedly says that it’s only a myth, then invites she over because that a enjoy the meal at she house. This cheers Geum-bi up again.

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Gil-ho research studies Joseon era ceramic values and looks up thoughtfully as soon as he remembers a girl that resembles Geum-bi. Hwi-chul ignores him till Gil-ho mentions a “Joo-young.” This reminds that of a stunner ex-girlfriend, but Hwi-chul can’t check out anything of her in a kid favor Geum-bi. (Maybe because she’s got more of friend in her?)

Geum-bi to walk in come Hwi-chul’s surprise, because he assumed she was currently home. She hand him a perform of details food items to buy by tomorrow. Predictably, that doesn’t, and also when he gets residence without the items the following evening, Geum-bi’s expectant challenge falls.

He asks what she needs with items used in genealogical rites anyway, and also wonders if she aunt carried her up to talk rudely come adults. Geum-bi fires earlier that his mother lugged him increase poorly, and Hwi-chul offers her a knuckle-tap ~ above the head for that. He scolds she for she behavior, and Geum-bi speak him the she wanted to perform genealogical rites for her mother, due to the fact that neither that nor she aunt will carry out it.

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Hwi-chul watch away and also says the the dead don’t care. Avoiding her eyes, he tells her to walk to sleep, and also Geum-bi runs sobbing right into her room. She sets increase an altar there anyway, and also with drawings of the fruit Hwi-chul didn’t purchase propped up beside plates of daily snacks, she prays for her mother. Hwi-chul looks in ~ above her before quietly shutting the door again.

Gil-ho puts increase a forensic board of photos for their following con and briefs Hwi-chul and also Jae-kyung about their mark, Gang-hee. He explains her as an anti-social person who values her privacy over all, and also who seldom interacts with people.

We check out Gang-hee go around her daily life, and it’s just as lonely as he paints her. He end by saying the she clearly just desires the cash value of her father’s arsenal for security, which way that she wants to tie up every the loose ends in she world.

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Gil-ho casts Jae-kyung in the part of the attorney and also Hwi-chul together the antique appraiser. He hands Hwi-chul a ridge of papers, densely packed v the names and also values of antiques. Hwi-chul is reluctant to invest two work memorizing every one of it and also tries to pass his homework end to Jae-kyung, that passes it ideal back, saying that women favor male appraisers.

Hwi-chul sits in a park trying to memorize old names and gives increase pretty soon. That lies down and also imagines Gang-hee’s laugh face versus the blue sky prior to taking out a pencil and also sketching she on the ago of his homework. (He’s pretty great too.)

Later, as soon as Gil-ho tries to aid Hwi-chul through the names, the notices the sketch and also thinks it looks remarkably like the woman they’re planning to con.

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Geum-bi sits with her girlfriend Jae-ha at school and also learns how to use a video clip editing application on her phone. That asks if she’s yes, really going to use it, and she states yes through a established nod.

She go home and tries to take it a video clip of Hwi-chul while he cooks, yet he blocks his face with his homework, with Gang-hee’s sketch facing the camera. Geum-bi doesn’t notification and asks how many packets the ramyun he’s cooking. A moment later, Geum-bi sits down to eat her noodles, if Hwi-chul look at at her resentfully, due to the fact that he now demands to cook himself a second pot.

In institution the next day, she teacher and also class clock Geum-bi’s video, titled “People I desire to do Happy.” There space clips that Gang-hee in ~ the temple, and then Hwi-chul telling her to get the camera the end of his face. She teacher looks appalled, however Geum-bi looks very pleased v herself.

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The three con artists arrive at Gang-hee’s place, every dressed up together their corresponding roles. They go into the garden and also find Gang-hee tending to her plants. She looks up at Gil-ho’s greeting, and also Hwi-chul freezes through recognition. Jae-kyung introduce herself with a fake namem, and then lock wait because that Hwi-chul to speak.

As the quiet stretches, Jae-kyung measures on his foot, and also Hwi-chul remembers to introduce himself. Yet he forgets not to use his actual name.

Geum-bi sits at her bench close to the signal and watches the clip that Hwi-chul again, laugh to herself. In the direction of the end, she notices the document he holds up and the map out on it. She pauses the video clip and zooms in. Her challenge falls together she recollects overhearing Gil-ho say that the woman in the lay out looked choose the woman they plan on conning. Geum-bi start running.

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At Gang-hee’s house, Jae-kyung sets the end the paperwork so the all Gang-hee has to do is sign. As she lowers her seal in the direction of the paper, Hwi-chul stop her v a lame excuse. Gil-ho and also Jae-kyung glare at him and also Hwi-chul grimaces, unable to explain his discomfort.

As Gang-hee bring the seal down again, the bell rings, preventing her a hair’s breath far from stamping the page. Gang-hee gets as much as see that it is, and Gil-ho speak the other two not to screw this increase by gaining nervous.

Gang-hee comes earlier in with Geum-bi, that rounds towards Hwi-chul and glares, while that stares at she in shock.

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COMMENTS

The impressive thing about young Heo Jung-eun is how little attention ns paid come anything else every time she to be on screen. Together Geum-bi, she stole mine heart. It’s funny just how Oh Ji-ho’s Hwi-chul screens every emotion through cartoonishly exaggerated expressions, when Geum-bi simply needs to look in ~ you because that you come know just how she feels.

I favored that we gained a sense of all the characters’ background without delving too deeply right into their past. The Geum-bi already knows to hide she emotions tells me that she has experienced grief and also loss and has learned to never ever rely ~ above others. Her independence is heartbreaking, and yet it’s the really reason that Hwi-chul can’t ignore her. She won’t go together with his plans, perform as that tells her to, or be relegated to an orphaned kid living in his residence while the entertains. I loved the she went ago outside and emptied the purses the those women. Ideal nine-year-old card shark ever.

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One of my favorite moments — and also there were countless — was as soon as her teacher looked at her through pity after watching her video clip while Geum-bi just grinned proudly in ~ the screen. It’s so noticeable that she was in earnest. 2 near-strangers and also a bare minimum of affection was all that was essential to do her feel favor she had a family. Regardless of how small she assumed of Hwi-chul, the idea that him as her father was enough for she to want to become part of his life.

In just the space of one episode, Hwi-chul’s world changed as Geum-bi and her very own code of right and wrong barged into his life and also toppled his solitary life top top its head. I appreciate that Hwi-chul is no unnecessarily devilish or neglectful — that genuinely doesn’t know what to execute with her and is having an extremely hard time adjusting to the idea the Geum-bi can really be his daughter.

Hwi-chul is selfish, wake up to mature, and oddly contrary. That is charmingly romantic in the way he keeps remembering the challenge of a sad-eyed woman he glimpsed once, and also yet he clearly doesn’t view himself together someone who pines. He earns a living with scamming people, and also even in this, he mostly seems to follow Gil-ho’s command without any kind of of the attention or passionate we see in human being who genuinely prefer what they do. The just time I had the impression that he was enjoying himself was once he to be lying on the bench sketching Gang-hee’s face.

I to be reluctant to start a story that has actually such a disastrous premise in ~ its heart, however now the the display has me in that grasp, I’m happy to watch this father-daughter relationship construct into something strong and beautiful.