'Her Private Life' week 2 spoilers see Park Min-young's Deok-mi find herself in absurdly comical situations with her idol
In 'Her Private Life' week 2 Sung Deok-mi meets her idol Cha Shi-an for real and she cannot keep calm; Ryan Gold adds to the hilarity of it all
In 'Her Private Life', we last saw Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) accidentally try to kill her new boss Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook), but arrive in time to save him. She then learned that the two will meet her idol, Cha Shi-an (One) the next day. In week 3 of 'Her Private Life,' Deok-mi lives the dream of every fangirl by scoring a meeting with her idol, but not as a fangirl.
She meets him as an art curator who wants to hold an exhibition of paintings that Shi-an owns. While she is on cloud nine about getting the chance to meet Shi-an and his cute dog, everything gets a tad bit more complicated.
Deok-mi, due to a misunderstanding, gets involved in a scandal with her idol, which results in receiving a lot of hatred from Shi-an's fans who even go to the extent of physical assault. As a fangirl herself, Deok-mi understands where they are coming from, but also cannot help feeling frustrated about the bizarre situation since she is not even in a relationship with Shi-an.
She does try her best to explain the situation and gets Shi-an's manager to release a press statement about the truth, but none of that works. In fact, one fan even tries to kill Deok-mi or that's what Ryan thinks, and this results in him confessing that Deok-mi is his girlfriend, just so people will leave her alone. But this does give them the idea to fake their relationship for the public.
The two come to this conclusion since Deok-mi doesn't have a boyfriend who could help her. If they were to be truthful, Deok-mi would not be able to live in peace with all the attention that she gets from media. The two formulate a plan and act like a couple for a short period of time. The only problem is that Ryan, who is unaware of Deok-mi's fangirl side, approaches her fan page to clear the very suspicions about Deok-mi.
The proceedings of the show are reminiscent of Shakespeare's 'Midsummer Night's Dream'. Especially the absurd situations that Deok-mi gets herself into, speak for these similarities. This would also explain why Deok-mi and Ryan get close enough to seem like they are about to kiss. While Deok-mi is clueless and thinks of this as a stop-gap solution, Ryan might, after all, be falling for his employee.
In the meanwhile, we also understand more about Nam Eun-gi, the man who lives with Deok-mi's parents. He is not Deok-mi's friend, since the two were kids. Eun-gi and Deok-mi's mothers have been friends since they met at a hospital while they were pregnant and Eun-gi has been mostly taken care of by Deok-mi's mom.
It looks like Eun-gi might have also developed feelings for Deok-mi through the time that he has known her. Yet again, Deok-mi is clueless about his interest in her. Added to this, we also see the dynamic between Deok-mi's parents and her paternal grandmother, which adds more laughs to an episode that is already absurdly funny.