I just realized that the woman executive who's discovered that she likes her old friend the doctor, while he likes HaNa, is the same actress who's in Alone in Love who plays the woman (with a daughter) who likes the bookstore guy, while he still loves his ex wife.
Another "unlucky in love" act: that dumb doctor proposing to HaNa in public, when she's so skittish even in private. sigh. I guess it's for the dramatic effect. Would he pressure her, just to please her grandmother? I think he'd be more sensitive.
What did he put around her ankle, anyway? It looked like a ticket stuck into her shoe and a charm on a chain or string? Poor Seok-man, walking in on that proposal.
That was a good observation about the doctor proposing in public. That's one of the really nice things about this drama - it rings true because although Dr. Go is in love with Hana, he doesn't know her all that well and it's the type of mistake that someone like him would make. Also, Seokman's misunderstanding and reaction are pretty realistic too. Even when the plot gets a little heavy-handed like that, it doesn't feel contrived because the writers stay consistent with the personalities and emotional truth of the situations, and the acting is much better than we usually see.
About the woman executive, played by Oh Yoon-ah: not only was she the woman who liked the bookstore guy, she was also the odd woman out in the love triangle in Mr. Goodbye - she played the sophisticated doctor who was rejected in favor of Young-in (Lee Bo-young, who had just played Inyoung in MSMD!). Oh-Yoonah is also in a new show we're watching online, Master of Study, so she's in all 3 shows Joanie and I are currently watching and her characters are very different in each of them, except that she's not having much luck with romance, hard to believe as pretty as she is.
I haven't seen Mr. Goodbye (I don't think so, anyway ) or the other one. I'm hoping that in this one, she won't be unlucky at the end. Having Hana end up with the doctor wouldn't be right. He's being so quiet and adoring. Seokman jostles her a little, and she comes out of herself. I think it's good for her. (Crossing my fingers, though, considering the name of the drama.)
I was glad to see her end up in the hospital from exhaustion. I kept thinking how can she go on with these 3 am meetings? She'll end up working herself to death. To see her staff come in and admit they thought she was an alien and now knew she was human was a nice touch.
I guess the writers that cast her want to make some kind of point that even a drop dead gorgeous and talented woman can't always get what she wants.
But that is a little hard to believe over and over in so many dramas, especially since her characters are usually classy intelligent women. Maybe "Someday" her luck will change?