‘욱씨남정기’ Episode 8 (2016-04-09)

English subbed episode 8 @ http://newasiantv.com/watch/ms-temper-and-nam-jung-gi.956.AZ6ZY6.html
Episode 8 cuts @ https://www.youtube.com/user/jtbcdrama/videos
Nielsen’s ratings for episode 8@ 2.406%
I like that this drama carries a social message and realistic scenarios that people can identify with, especially for the Korean society. Perhaps these have become such a norm that people simply accept the status quo. I get what this drama is trying to convey and hope it can somehow make a difference to those who see themselves in these characters.
The highlight in this episode is on sexual harassment which Jang Mi Ri had to endure from Manager Shin. Hyeon Wu is in a dilemma whether to stand as a witness for her as doing so would put his own job at risk. Would it only be her word against Manager Shin?

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Their online ad being abruptly pulled from the e-commerce site caused a commotion at the Lovely Cosmetic office. To spare Ok Da Jung from having to recount her heated exchange with Director Kim, Nam Jeong Gi decides to take the rap for cutting off their association with Manager Seo. 
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I had a good laugh at this scene where Nam Jeong Gi gives an exaggerated account of the incident, cursing at Manager Seo and Director Kim at the top of his voice for being the back-stabbing @#*! that they are. Even President Jo got fired up and took up the ranting as Nam Jeong Gi storms out of the office. I find it cute how the Korean people would usually express their irritation with ‘aish!’ 

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8-6Jang Mi Ri makes a complaint about being sexually harassed by Manager Shin but it’s only her word against his.
8-7Hyeon Wu is torn between doing the right thing being a witness for Mi Ri and the fear of putting his job at risk.
8-8Though Ok Da Jung’s first ex-husband Yoon Ho would like them to get back together, she makes it clear that it will not happen. They had broken up because he did not trust her but chose to believe the ugly rumors about her reputation.
8-9Flashback of his accusation and hurtful words. 
8-11Hyeon Wu finally agrees to be Mi Ri’s witness. With evidence gathered from the restaurant where Manager Shin had forced himself on Mi Ri and some convincing acting by ‘chef’ Bong Gi, they managed to get Manager Shin to admit to his wrong-doing. 
8-12Much to the team’s delight, their attempts at getting beauty bloggers to publicize the products from Lovely Cosmetic was a success.
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Ok Da Jung is shocked to discover that her mum had collapsed and rushes over to seek help. It is unclear why their mother and daughter relationship is strained but I hope they can finally reconcile with each other.

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