A woman’s voiceover informs us that people begin their days by looking up information on the internet, including the weather, the shortest route to travel, and other basics of existence, while we watch a number of people searching for various things online. Search engines are a useful tool for finding information, and they offer this information.
She tells us that every Korean searches the internet at least once every day, and that a server named Unicon keeps track of all the search terms used on a real-time basis. Our protagonist, BAE TA-MI, may be seen delivering this speech at a hearing.
The top two search terms right now are “Unicon” and “Unicon’s corruption,” according to a projection behind her; Ta-mi is serving as a witness. Assemblyman JOO SEUNG-TAE addresses her and inquires as to how a publicly traded business like Unicon could influence keywords.
Ta-mi observes that the majority of the people in her subway car are using their cellphones, with many of them conducting online searches, while she travels to work. Although she hardly remembers seeing him at his job interview, new recruit CHOI BONG-KI approaches her by name in the Unicon elevator and states bluntly that she suggested another candidate.
Bong-ki shivers as he goes to his meeting, where Ta-use mi’s of public transportation to get to work today is discussed more than the upcoming presidential election. Before Ta-mi enters to discuss how Unicon lost a fifth of its users to Barro, its rival, there is no time to explain to Bong-ki what this means.
While Ta-mi disagrees, Bong-ki asserts that there isn’t a noticeable change, making the other people uncomfortable. She claims that users may easily switch search engines because doing so is free, and moreover, the term “Barro” is now the most searched on Unicon’s website.
Director SONG GA-KYUNG informs Ta-mi in her office that it is company policy to remove any advertising terms. Since a fireworks festival isn’t a commercial event, Ta-mi is against eliminating it, but Ga-kyung points out that the city of Inju is making money through the merchants.
She claims that allowing this one to stand would be discriminatory because all terms that achieve the top spot after being marketed on their website are removed. Ga-assistant kyung discovers that the Fair Commerce Commission ruled in 2014 that using a term from a search engine’s advertisement might be considered unfair trade. As a result, Ga-kyung formally requests its removal.
When Ta-mi enters a coffee shop, she inquires about the success of her employment interview. The barista claims that it didn’t go well since businesses in Seoul aren’t interested in degrees from institutions outside of Seoul. She draws attention to the variations between Unicon’s and Barro’s presidential election pages.
The samgyeopsal is only available in two-person quantities, so Ta-mi invites the other woman to join her for supper at her next destination. She concludes that the lady is foreign because she doesn’t explore too far into her personal life and because she was unaware that restaurants don’t provide samgyeopsal in single quantities.
Impressed, the woman explains that she recently relocated after ten years of piano education in Germany. She acknowledges that she is unfamiliar with anybody in Korea and requests permission to phone Ta-mi anytime she feels the want for samgyeopsal.
They exchange phone numbers, and after dinner, they notice several people dancing to “Pick Me” in front of a sign supporting Seo Myung-ho, one of the presidential contenders. Ta-mi seemed to be convinced that he would win despite being down in the polls.
Ta-mi plays fighting games at an arcade, and her competitor is a young man who continues to want to play even though he repeatedly loses to her. Ta-mi finally sees his face fully as he eventually wins a game and stands up to go. He declines her request for another game, claiming that she cannot defeat him today.
She queries what she can do to succeed tomorrow. He only adds, hazardedly, “Try harder.”
Ta-mi continues to practice for another half an hour, and when she finally leaves, she discovers the young man waiting for her. When Ta-mi asks him for advice on game strategy, he explains why she lost in detail. He claims that he can only play at the local arcade since he can no longer play at his normal arcade. Ta-mi acknowledges that she is relieved because she was once challenged.
He claims that Ta-mi has a certain face when she wins as he keeps a close eye on her. He responds, “You stared at me,” when Ta-mi inquires what her waning face looks like. You only consider those you have lost to.
Ta-mi wakes in a strange bed in the morning, close to the young man from the previous night. Yikes. In an effort to cover up the fact that she is wearing the same clothes as yesterday, she stealthily gets dressed and slips out while purchasing a fresh scarf and pair of earrings on the way to work. But as soon as she enters her office and sees a leak in her hose, she is compelled to recall the events of the previous evening.
Episode 2- My Greed Has No Motivation
Ta-mi is so surprised when she suddenly runs into Mo-gun for the first time after their one-night stand that she accidentally steps into the men’s room and then encounters Mo-gun on her way out. He jokes that she continues kissing him every time they meet as she leaves a lipstick stain on his shirt.
When Ta-mi calls him out on speaking in , he responds that she must have forgotten that they had already agreed to it. Ta-mi hastily departs as a coworker draws near. When the colleague inquires about Ta-opinion mi’s of his music, Mo-gun replies, “No, she’s going to pay me,” while keeping his gaze fixed on Ta-receding mi’s figure.
Going to the cafe, Ta-mi consumes half of her beverage before asking herself, “Why did I inquire about his age? Better if you’re younger! HA. While AH-RA the barista is perplexed, she is relieved that Ta-irate mi’s mood is unrelated to the hearing. Ta-mi is told by Ga-kyung to wait for her at her office when she suddenly comes up.
Ta-mi notices a diamond cigarette holder in a box on Ga-desk kyung’s while she is there. It makes her go back to a period when she and Ga-kyung had decided that a web site should never restrict its users’ access to information. Ga-kyung received the cigarette holder from Ta-mi as a birthday gift, with the joke that Ga-kyung ought to smoke much and pass away for Ta-mi to advance.
Now, a more icier Ga-kyung informs Ta-mi that they must get ready for the hearing’s consequences. Ta-mi inquires as to Ga-understanding kyung’s of her actions, but Ga-kyung responds that what matters is that Ta-mi came out as confident when she accused Assemblyman Joo of pursuing a child for sex.
Ga-kyung is reassured by Ta-mi that his personal information was protected when she checked the ID. Ta-mi is shocked that Assemblyman Joo would sue Unicon because he just attempted to buy a child prostitute. Ga-kyung replies that it only demonstrates he tried to solicit a minor, not that he actually followed through with it.
Ga-kyung snaps that Ta-mi insulted a congressional hearing and endangered the firm. Ta-mi responds that if she had wanted to be a hero, she would have come forward and said that her mother-in-business, law’s KU Group, hired Ga-kyung to manufacture the keyword rankings, and that the hearing was a set-up.
Mo-gun follows Ta-mi as she exits the office and queries why she isn’t answering her phone. He dialed his number into her phone when they first met, but she had to press “send” to give him her number. He saved her under “Heihachi,” the character she had previously played in their game, because she had facetiously contacted him and asked what name he would save her under (because they never swapped names).
He now claims that, since she also forgot to forget that they swapped numbers, he is not shocked that she forgot they agreed to speak banmal. When she nervously offers to get him a shirt, he abruptly states, “We didn’t have sex.” He grins and responds that Ta-mi does recall when she questions why he’s lying. HA, blown.
Ta-mi picks up the shattered pieces of her pride and offers to pay for his dry cleaning. Mo-gun queries whether she is paying for sex, hee. Ta-mi snaps back that there won’t be a later when he offers she can pay him later.
She complains that that night was merely a drunken mistake while he just stares back at her. Ta-mi responds that she doesn’t frequently sleep with errant guys, which is why she feels so awful, to his question. When she tells Mo-gun that she had a one-night stand with him instead of her usual practice, he appears pleased and inquires as to what was so terrible about it.