Love Catcher S2 E3: The pool of jealousy

Spoiler alert: Min Seok’s identity will be revealed in this review!

Before you get into episode 3, remember to read about episode 1 here and episode 2 here!

Tensions start to rise as love lines start to form.

But before we get into that, can we get an amen to the men who took off their shirts in this episode? The first one is Yeon Woo. Let’s just say, never underestimate the youngest of the bunch!

So Young expresses to Ga Bin that she has an interest in In Ook, and Ga Bin reveals that she feels the same but also is confused because she also is interested in Chan Woo. But zoom out, and you’ll see that while they’re talking, Chae Rang is in front of them “looking in the mirror” but actually secretly snitching on the other two girls. Goodness, I called it from the beginning that this girl is all about being a Money Catcher.

Side note, as much as I am not a huge fan of Chae Rang,
her earrings are so cute – I found a similar version here!

The couple’s challenge is revealed and I think it’s pretty adorable that it’s fishing. But (to all the disappointment of the Ga Bin – Chan Woo fans), Ga Bin and In Ook are a couple today, and their reactions to the matching are priceless. In Ook is smiling ear to ear and seeing this, Chan Woo gives him a stern warning to ‘be careful.’

Being unbiased though, it seems like In Ook is already falling for this girl. I mean in a five minute time frame, I don’t think I have ever seen a guy smile so much in anticipation for a date.

The car rides are full of sweet moments for all the couple but if I could pick out two of the my favorites:

  1. Chan Woo’s ‘manner hand’ or 매너손 in Korean while driving
  2. And the highlight: Ga Bin and In Ook confess the person that grabbed their attention the most was each other. This made me smile from ear to ear. As much as I hate to say it, they are so cute.

Now the fun begins: the boat date.

The producers are actual genius in having all the couples on one boat. One, they save money by renting out only one boat, but two, the couples can look onto other dates (which makes the day that much more fun).

In Ook gets his flirt on by saying how Ga Bin’s shampoo smells good. Chan Woo sees this move and makes his own move – literally. He runs and sits next to Ga Bin, while unfortunately leaving Sae Ra alone. I wouldn’t say this is the best move by him but I can feel for him – he sees another guy with the girl he likes and he wants to show her that yes, he is there on the boat too.

Sae Ra revealed that she gets motion sickness easily, and before they even get fishing, she goes inside the boat because she doesn’t want to cause a scene. Jung Jin sees this, gets worried, and comes inside to makes sure she’s okay. You go, Glen Coco!

The competition is on, as the couples finally start fishing! Ga Bin and In Ook are literally grabbing the same fishing rod (for a reason the fishing instructor is not sure about). And Chan Woo makes a move on Sae Ra! I literally screamed out of my seat with this back hug. Ga Bin sees this. Jung Jin sees this. Whether it be intentional or not, this move definitely got the pot stirring.

In Ook ends up catching the most fishies. Not only does he win the challenge, he comes home and brags about his date in front of Chan Woo. This guy is S.A.V.A.G.E. But hey, can we just rewind to this glory scene of Chan Woo? I’m going to say, I know this guy is a tailor but I have a gut feeling after this show, he’s going to get a lot of calls from modeling agencies. He has the best sunnies! (Here are some similar ones the other members wore: 1, 2, 3)

The couples come home and while all the other members are getting giddy about going to a 5 feet deep pool, Jung Jin pulls out his guitar and officially becomes the Guitar boy. He goes out onto the terrace and confesses he wants to sing his original song to someone. Timing fits in perfectly as Sae Ra is the only one who doesn’t go to the pool and joins Jung Jin. This is one of my favorite romantic scenes, as they are just real with each other – they get to know each other more in this intimate setting.

Which leads to the pool party. Ladies, I told you so.

In Ook is not shy about his physique as he comes into the pool first. (I mean if I had that body, I would be shirtless 24/7.) It’s unfortunate that he had to cover up all his tattoos though (in Korea, tattoos are seen in a negative light). His pool outfit is though! I found a similar red cap and swim trunks here!

Then the girls join. Looks like Ga Bin may be the only one swimming in this pool as Chae Rang didn’t even put on a swimsuit and So Young … well let’s just say she had different intentions in mind.

In Ook makes yet again another move by “teaching” Ga Bin how to swim. Honestly, this is code for “let me just hold your hand.” Chan Woo sees this upstairs, and next thing you know, here comes Chan Woo with the superman dive. He literally doesn’t acknowledge anyone, dives, and butterflies to the end of the pool like it was a walk in the park. Smooth, Chan Woo, smooth.

But I think in all honesty, Chan Woo does have the upper hand here. He is a good swimmer and people know that. Well, Ga Bin does and that’s all that matters. In Ook is irked (to say the least) and leaves – because for Chan Woo, it’s not just the hands that are held (wink wink).

Some things to note about this episode:

  • Yeon Seo literally gets ZERO screen time. Is she even relevant?
  • Chan Woo’s style is spot on. Anyone notice how he wears matching silk pajamas to bed?
  • Maybe it’s the editing, but Chan Woo just seems like a sweet guy (no matter if he’s money or love). He has no interest in Sae Ra but later goes to bring her some medicine because she was so boat sick. I mean, can we get any sweeter than this man?!

The episode ends by revealing Min Seok’s identity. And it was a huge surprise that he was indeed a Love Catcher all along. Now the bigger question is, who really is the Money Catchers? Leave a comment with your guesses below!

Here is next week’s preview:

*All photo, video, and content credit to Mnet and the show Love Catcher. Disclaimer: tallkoreangirl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.

17 thoughts on “Love Catcher S2 E3: The pool of jealousy

  1. Hi. I already read all your review about last 3 eps, and I have watch all of ’em in full video vers. and I couldn’t agree more with you. Especially about Chan Woo’s style, cause he’s just in another level of you know -‘charming’-things 😁
    And since Mnet suprisingly revealed that Min Seok is Love Catcher, now I think about Yeon Woo, I think he’s one of them.

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    1. Omg! That means so much! Thank you for reading 😊 I love Chan Woo’s style. It just stands out among everyone! And I think so too!! But I fully thought Min Seok was money.. so who knows!?!🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️


  2. This show literally is going to be “Gabin-Chanwoo-Inwook” and others 😂 I couldn’t see Yeonseo and Soyoung at all. But Chanwoo is so sweet omg i cannot 😭😭 I like the way he tries to impress Gabin 😭 I thought there would have some twist by seeing Chanwoo brings medicine to Saera but i guess I was wrong 😂 Saera and Jungjin are like in their own world now 😂 And Inwook oh my gosh the way he smiles when seeing the lineup and waiting for Gabin in the car 🙈🙈🙈

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    1. I know! There is no screen time for anyone else other than that couple! But I agree, Chan Woo is so sweet🥰 I think it’s just him as a person! Thank you for your comment!

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  3. It’s interesting to also note that when she gets a chance to see the clue to one’s identity, Ga Bin picks Chan Woo. Does she have more interest in him at this point?

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  4. At first I was suspecting that Yeon Woo and Min Seok are money! but to my surprise Min Seok is love!! How come he doesn’t look like it, all his actions scream money! The big question now is who is money, i suspect In Ook actually I don’t know.
    Sae Ra and Jung Jin are aweeeee so lovely I loved there scenes so heart fluttering! But if he is money then …. nooo I’ll lose my hope in humanity!
    And as you said Chae Rang is all about money, I don’t want to say it but I didn’t like her from day 1 … oops!


    1. I know! I was surprised too! Now I am even more stumped! I definitely think Chae Rang is all money! Hopefully we’ll see more of the other members in the next episode.


  5. Thank you so much for your reviews!!! The subs for the episodes aren’t out yet, so I was dying to get some sort of intel on the new season. So in love with the cast…like they are just a gorgeous bunch of people. But I have to admit that I want Gabin to go for Inkook!! And YES Chanwoo’s style totally deserves a lot of love calls from designers.


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